A season of renewal starts this very weekend


Easter weekend is now upon us, and aside from the obvious religious implications of the holiday, there is also the realization that another busy season is soon upon us.

To say that this has been a trying winter season for much of the community would be a gross understatement. Relentless winter weather kept most of us secured in our homes for several months, and most likely prevented a good number of visitors from coming down to frequent our shops and restaurants. Road construction, particularly along Route 26, managed to frustrate businesses and motorists alike. And the growing heroin problem simply continued to grow.

But Easter is a time for rebirth. It is about life taking on new appearances, and for new leases on life for all of us.

We look forward to new flowers greeting the spring sun, grass taking on a greener hue and visitors coming back down to enjoy their time in our little slice of Heaven by the shore. It is a time of year for optimism and hope for grand things to come, as well as an appreciation of the little things in life, such as feeling the warmth of the sun on our shoulders again.

For those of you visiting our community for the first time in several months, you will probably be surprised by the home and business construction that has been taking place all around us this winter, as well as some different driving conditions. Though the scenery might be a bit different, fear not. This is still the amazing place you have fallen in love with time and time again.

If this is your first visit to our community, welcome. You will find beautiful scenery, amazing restaurants and shops, and the kindest, most generous people you are likely to encounter. We hope your visit leads to many more down the road (hopefully, it’s a road free of construction).

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We want to congratulate R. Chris Clark, Tripp Colonell, Maria Counts, Shaun Lambert, Susan Lyons, M. Patricia Titus and Laura Walter for recently being informed they won awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for their 2014 efforts.

In that vein, we wish to thank our advertisers and readers. Without your support, we would not be able to do what we love.