Voices From the Readers
I've been following all
the discussions about placing parking meters in uptown Ocean City, which Mr.
Joe Hall of the town council is trying to push down our throats.
As a non-resident owner
[with no voting rights] who owns a condo on 120th Street, I think it would be a
great idea to put a string of meters on the street outside his restaurant
on 60th Street. I think it's only fair, after all he wants us to be impacted by
constantly feeding meters, so I think it's only right that his customers
should be impacted as well. See if this will change his mind.
We don't go to Bethany
or Rehoboth in the summer just because of the meters, so we don't spend money
in the restaurants, bars or the Boardwalk. Find some other way to raise
revenue, since you're not gauging us with all the high property taxes. We all
cut back with this economy, so should you and the city.
Stop trying to find
creative ways of extorting money from the owners of property with no voting
rights. If we did, you would not be on town council, that's for sure. And by
the way if the town is broke, how did they find the money to extend 146th
Smearing With Oil
In every campaign there
is a definitive moment when it is easy to see what the direction and voice a
campaign will be taking. This usually comes somewhere around the half way mark
after both campaigns have felt their way around each other.
Well, this year we will
not have to wait until September or October to see what direction the O'Malley
campaign is heading. Last week they release this horrible "Burn Baby
Burn" commercial. This commercial is as slimmy as the oil they talk about.
How many lies can be contained in one commercial? Is there a record?. There are
at a minimum four in this one.
The main one is calling
Mr Ehrlich a lobbyist for the oil companies. Hopefully, people will take time
to research and find he has never been a registered lobbyist either on the
state or federal level.
Now the Ehrlich campaign
will not fire back because that's not their style but if they did they would
point out that this basket of bull was released right after the latest polls
showed the race at a dead heat. This must have terrified O'Malley's campaign
and made them go to the negative dirty tricks right away.
Just remember the old
saying in politics. If you can't stand on your record just smear the other guy.
This time it appears they've decided to try and smear him with oil.
Let's prove we can see
through the falsehoods and negativity as smart voters.
Patriotic Rally Planned
As chairman of the
Worcester County chapter of the non-partisan political activist group
'Americans for Prosperity', I'd like to thank all those who have volunteered
their time and effort to help with preparations for our upcoming Independence
Day patriotic street rally to be held on Saturday, July 3.
Our goal is to send a
message to the thousands of passing beachgoers that patriotism and American
pride is alive and well in Worcester County. For maximum exposure, we will
rally at the intersection of Routes 50 and 611 n the perimter of the 'Trader
Lees' complex n the busiest traffic day of the year, at the busiest
traffic time of the day, noon to 2 p.m.
We invite all patriots
to join us for this important event, which will be followed by a social for
rally participants at the beautiful picnic area behind the Steer Inn Tavern on
Route 589. Wear you best red, white and blue and carry signs with patriotic
messages so that we can proclaim loud and clear that patriotism is politically correct.
Our rally in April drew
approximately 225 patriots, and this time around we are aiming for 300. Those
who wish to participate must pre-register by submitting name of
participants via e-mail at July3Rally@yahoo.com so that we have enough supplies at the post-rallysocial. Upon registration, further details will be provided.
(The writer is the
chairman of the Worcester County Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.)
On behalf of Stephen
Decatur High School's 2010 After Prom Committee, we would like to extend our
sincere thanks to the parent and faculty volunteers who made the 2010 After
Prom an enormous success with over 500 young adults in attendance.
Through generous gifts
and donations from the following businesses, we were able to persuade a record
number of students to stay for late night prize raffles, keeping them out of
harms way throughout prom night. Thanks for helping to keep our kids
entertained, well fed and safe:
ABBA Bail Bonds, ABBL LTD., Action Island
T's, Action Water Sports, Allstate/Gismondi Ins., Atlantic, Smith Cropper &
Deeley, Ayers, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand, A Bagel And, Baked Dessert Café,
Baltimore Cupcake Co., Bank of Ocean City, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Berlin Fire
Department & Berlin Police Dept., Buzz & Rita Taylor, Candy Kitchen,
Carousel Hotel, Ronald & Rose Celozzi, Dominic & Judith Celozzi,
Choptank Electric Trust, Claudia Nicholls -State Farm, Coca-Cola, Connoisseurs,
Conner's Beach Café, Crab Alley, Crabs to Go, Kimberly and Craig Davidson,
Janet and Darren Davis, DeNovo's, The DiBuo Family, Domino's Pizza, Dough
Roller Restaurants 41st &
Division St., Dr. James & Marie Kramer, Dr.Unks, Dumser's Dairyland 49th
St., Mark & Cindy Elliott of Elliott's Hardware, Eming's BBQ, Fager's
Island, Fine & Mathers, PA, First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City,
Fractured Prune, Fresco's, Friendship United Methodist Church, Friendship UMC
Mission Fund, Green Turtle West, Hank Duncan/Key Impact Sales, Harborside, Al
& Betsy Harrison (Apartments), Harrison Group, Hunan Restaurant, K-Coast
Surf Shop, Lertora Family, Kitty's Flowers, Live Long Fitness, Lou Taylor, Lisa
Rodriguez, Minit Market, Mione's, Robert & Becky Mitchell, Nancy Cassell,
Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645, Ocean City Lioness Club, Ocean City/Berlin
Optimists, Ocean Pines Lions Club, Bill and Pam O'Donnell, Old Pro Golf, Park
Place Hotel, Panera Bread, Parties Your Way, Pine Shore Golf, Piney Island
Builders, Ponzetti's Pizza, Richard L. Ropp-State Farm, Riptide Construction,
Rita's Desserts, Gregory Rittershofer, SADD, Seacrets, Seaside Driving Academy,
South Moon Under, St. John Neuman Catholic Church, Starbucks, Studio S,
Sunspecs-Betty Bush, SubMarina, Sweet Dispositions, Jim Dougan/Sysco, T&G
Builders, Taylor Bank, Terri Bell, The Beach Club Golf Links, The Bonfire,
Tony's Pizza, Town of Ocean City, Trimper's Rides, Kenneth and Linda Wood,
Worcester County Board of Ed., Worcester County Commissioners, Worcester County
Sheriff's Dept. and Sheriff's Office, Worcester County Drug & Alcohol
Council, Worcester County Retired School Personnel Association and the faculty
of Stephen Decatur High School.
(The writer is the chair
of the 2010 SDHS After Prom Committee.)
Thanks For Support
With Van Purchase
I want to thank all the
people that generously helped out with my benefit to help raise money for a
handicapped accessible van.
I am very grateful to
Kacey Novello, Steve (Ski) Whalen, and Donna Falvo for putting together the
benefit. They also rounded up donations with the help of Colin Campbell and
Andy Effross from: Paradise Water Sports, Fake-N-Bake, Adolfo's, Bliss Salon
and Spa, Noble Grape, Bayside Boat Rentals, Coconuts at The Castle in the Sand,
Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, River Run Golf Course, The Beach Club Golf
Course, Superfun Eco Tours, The Angler deep sea fishing, The Fenwick Inn, Katie
Harrell Photography, Fenwick Wine Cellar. Ocean Pines Video, Dear Laser Works,
Ocean City Florist, Signs by Tomorrow, Carey Distributors, Eastern Shore
Distributors, Sysco, The Olive Tree, and Delbert and Shannon Lato.
Thank you Seacrets for
donating the beach area, providing the staff and preparing the food.
Advertising was done by Ocean 98 and Mitch Scott Productions. Shawn Soper of
The Dispatch has done a wonderful job of writing about me since my illness
onset nine years ago and wrote a wonderful article in the paper advertising the
was provided by The Love Pigs and Pompous Pie (Marco, Anton, Rich Collins, T.
Lutz, Brent Spicer, and Steve (Ski) Whalen (You guys ROCK!). D.J. Wiz (Steve
Gustus) was our spin master for the evening, and Miss Carol's psychic services
read our palms and tarot cards. Thank you all for taking time out of your busy
schedule to help me.
I couldn't be more
grateful for the people that came and bid on the items and those that have sent
cash donations that could not be there. I feel very blessed to have a great
support network of people that have rallied around me and given so much support
since I got sick. If I have left anyone out, I am incredibly sorry. Everyone
made it a memorable evening and I truly feel blessed for all the help I have
received from people in the community.