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No beach swimming until Ocean City lifeguards return to duty

Officials in Ocean City have urged residents not to swim at its beaches until lifeguards return to duty.

Local news outlets report that Ocean City officials say despite the long Memorial Day weekend, people should not swim at the town's beaches until Saturday morning when the beach patrol is back on guard.

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Dogfish Head to open new restaurant concept in Rehoboth next week

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the award-winning brewpub and distillery, will open a new restaurant concept, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, May 19 in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

The new spot, located next door to Dogfish Head's original brewpub, will offer a mix of food, live music and a large selection of spirits and beers. It has seating for 180 guests.

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New playground opens on Ocean City boardwalk

Ocean City has officially opened a new playground on its boardwalk.

News outlets report the city's first boardwalk playground opened Monday. The structure of the playground features multiple play pieces such as slides and play panels. The project was funded by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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Officials vote to ban tents, canopies from Rehoboth Beach

Visitors will soon no longer be allowed to bring tents and canopies to Rehoboth Beach. The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Friday banning those temporary structures from the beach, starting May 15. It also bans campfires and grills.

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Lawsuit filed after Legionnaire's outbreak in Ocean City condo building

A Florida couple is suing an Ocean City condominium building following a 2015 Legionnaire's disease outbreak.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the lawsuit was filed Monday in Baltimore against the Golden Sands Club Condominiums. It's the second lawsuit to allege that the company failed to correct the issue inside its 22-story building.

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Ocean City named one of the top 10 U.S. beaches by TripAdvisor

Beach season may still be months away, but it's never too early to start day-dreaming about summer vacation — and Marylanders' minds don't have to wander far to find one of the best beaches in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor. 

Ocean City was named the 10th-best beach in the country as part of TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards.

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