When living in and around the coast certain things stand out in certain summers and you begin to remember those summers because of those certain things. Say for instance, in 2001 there was a wonderful sandbar off of 28th street. You could swim pretty far out into the Atlantic Ocean and then stand up on the bar and just hang out. Float around, fish from it and when you felt like it, body surf a wave back into the beach. It was pretty great. In 2007 there was a major upwelling of the ocean that made the water so cold! (Not as fun wink But what stands out so far for this summer is the clarity and cleanliness of the Atlantic Ocean’s waters. It’s really hard to remember a summer where you could see straight to the Ocean’s floor, spot a cool shell, swim down and scoop it up. It’s been a real treat. With waters this clear it’s not hard to imagine yourself in the Caribbean or tucked away off the Hawaiian coast. (the background of the photo above is of the ocean and the inlet)
A few weeks ago there we’re a couple of shark sightings in and around the island. Naturally, the talk around town was all shark, all the time. Falling victim to the ‘shark talk’ I asked a nice couple if they had seen any. They replied simply that they hadn’t and in fact the water was so clear that they weren’t worried about a shark surprising them. Turns out that it was a mother hammerhead shark trying to lay her eggs and they do so near the coast because it’s safest for the babies.
This weekend, if your in town, is the 7th Annual Berlin Peach Festival. The Peach Festival holds a special place for the Harrison Family and the Harrison Group. A Hundred years ago we worked the land for a living and peaches were our specialty. You could order fruit and trees direct from us from anywhere in the United States (above is the actual order form for the 1923-1924 season). Times change and so does our business but folks around here still grow delicious peaches and they are ripening as we speak. The festival is Saturday and free to the public. There will be fresh peaches, pie eating contests, pie baking contest, live entertainment, peach pit guessing games and much much more. Good ol’fashioned family fun.
We hope you can make it to Ocean City, MD this summer and remember it for something special. Maybe it’ll be the fresh sweet smell of corn growing under the sun on the drive down… Enjoy.


As a kid you want to fly. Then you grow up and, well, you still want to fly. We all want to fly. To defy gravity. To feel that weightlessness of flight and thrust ourselves towards the sky and to belong among the creatures that own it. Flight is bringing science, imagination and crazy together to create nothing short of magic. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the Ocean City, Maryland Airshow! This weekend, if you’re in town, make sure to look to the sky, because there will be ...read more

Crazy picture huh? What a winter. Winter 2015 was not joking around, it seemed as though it would never end and when the snow kept falling well into March we started to believe that it really wouldn’t. But, alas, Spring has sprung and shined her wonderful warm rays all across The Shore and Ocean City, Maryland. Hibernation is over! And it is time to Jump! Burst Forth! Rise! It’s time to open those windows and let that wonderful fresh, crisp Spring air in and put the Winter of ...read more

It’s that time of the year when it is simply too cold to enjoy an afternoon stroll on the beach.  The Ocean City winds whipping off the frigid Atlantic make it hard to enjoy all the nature that the area has to offer.  If you’re still craving some nature thrills, there’s one way to get your fix while escaping winter’s chills.

The Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show is one of the years first major events in Ocean City and is sure to be a delight for anyone looking ...read more

It’s not quite winter yet. There’s been a few cold days thus far down here on the shore but nothing quite as harsh as last year. And who’s got time for it anyways? With Christmas right around the corner who’s got time for anything, let alone the weather? We’ve got shopping to do, eggnog to drink and Christmas cards to send! (We hope you received the Harrison Group’s card by the way)
With so much to do it’s hard to slow down and find time nowadays. The photo above goes ...read more

Each year in Ocean City, when the crowds die down and the winter breeze sweeps off the ocean onto the vacant beach, something magical happens.  As darkness rolls in and we witness the last breath of sun fade away until the morning light, Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights illuminates the town. 

This year will be the 22nd installment of Winterfest of Lights, arguably one of Ocean City, Maryland’s most popular events.  From November 20th–January 4, 2015 people will brave the ...read more

Sunfest 2014!

Well, i’m not really sure where Summer went and flew off to, but if you turn around, it’s still visible in the rearview. It’s not tailgating or drafting, but it’s still there hanging on for what looks like a few more weeks hopefully. Right now it’s honking at us and flashing it’s lights trying to grab our attention. What’s that you say summer of ’14? It’s Sunfest weekend!? Oh boy, hotdoggonit, it is Sunfest Weekend! Don’t worry everyone, summer time fun is still ...read more

This upcoming Monday, is, THE BIG ONE. Before the sun begins to peak its rays above the horizon, before the rooster crows or the hound howls, and most likely, even before your first cup of coffee, anglers will have set out from Harbour Island, Ocean City on an adventure: An adventure for treasure. For these adventurers, like it has been for many years, the treasure they seek lies beneath the sea. But it is not gold or relics of old, it’s the creatures that live within it. The White ...read more

Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Del., has taken its acts to Ocean City, Maryland. Summer nights at the Holiday Inn on 67th Street will feature ‘Dicken’s On The Road,’ a magic-comedy show for all ages. The shows are intimate, and not what one might expect, giving the audience plenty of chances to participate. “It’s truly a wow factor that you’re not expecting,” Jason Gulshen (General Manager at the Holiday Inn) said following the first performance at the Holiday ...read more

Ahhh, love. ‘Tis the season for it. Love is so very important in the world we live in. Without love, humanity simply would not exist, it is a fundamental part of being who we are and why we are here. Just the other day there was a big debate between Ken Ham and the ever popular Bill Nye the Science guy. They debated on the age old question/controversy of ‘why are we here and where did we come from?’ They both cordially argued their points and presented visual aids to support them but ...read more

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