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Dieters gain new Weight Watchers meeting spot in Pines

Posted On: 8/22/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

Dieters gain new Weight Watchers meeting spot in Pines OCEAN PINES—Diet procrastinators are losing “too far away” as an excuse for not attending meetings, because Weight Watchers is coming directly to the Ocean Pines Community Center. According to Leader Ruby Dillon, starting Sept. 4, the company will add another evening meeting time—5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays—to its repertoire. Currently meetings are held at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, she said. The company was given the opportunity to hold meetings at the Ocean Pines site because of the Recreation and Parks Department’s emphasis on wellness programs. Company representatives are hoping the meetings will make it accessible to a bigger nucleus of people, she said. Other nearby Weight Watchers locations include Fenwick Island, Roxana, Pocomoke and Salisbury, Dillon pointed out. A goal of the national company is to find places to welcome members anywhere t...
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Atlantic General Hosptial to conduct community survey

Posted On: 8/22/13
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BERLIN—In late August, Atlantic General Hospital will begin conducting a two-week-long community needs assessment. The hospital has secured the assistance of RKM Research and Communications, Inc., a market research firm to conduct the research on the hospital’s behalf. The 25-minute telephone survey will be administered to randomly selected households in Worcester County  and portions of lower Sussex County, Del., eastern Wicomico County and northern Accomack County, Va. The purpose of the survey is to obtain opinions concerning healthcare in our communities so that Atlantic General Hospital and Health System can better plan to meet residents’ healthcare needs. “We want to know what residents think about their healthcare options,” said Kim Justice, vice president of planning and operations. “We value their opinions and hope that anyone called by RKM will choose to participate in the survey.” All responses to the survey ...
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Yenney discusses church's outreach program with club

Posted On: 8/22/13
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Yenney discusses church's outreach program with club OCEAN PINES– During the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines - Ocean City on Aug. 14, the guest speaker was Mary Yenney, emergency outreach coordinator for the Community Church's Emergency Outreach Program.   The Community Church has a well-known and supported thrift store known as "The Nook" from which some of the proceeds go to support the program Yenney administers. The program she has run for more than eight years helps those in need with keeping the electricity and water running in dire times and even helps with the cost of medications for some elderly and disabled people in Worcester County. There is also a segment of the program that helps veterans who are disabled, wounded and in need of some help that even their small government benefits can't cover.  She works with other churches and county organizations when she cannot meet the needs and refers clients to them. She stated that her f...
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'Young Playwrights Class' set to perform original scripts

Posted On: 8/22/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

'Young Playwrights Class' set to perform original scripts OCEAN PINES—The “Young Playwrights Class," sponsored by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, will present a reader's theatre performance of their original scripts on Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., according to instructor Sandy Lanier. The performance, presented by young playwrights Marissa Wheaton, Danasia Wright, Kinsie Ruckle and Jackson Darlington and youth actor Emmanuel Aroh, will also be featured in the presentation, Lanier said. The students are fifth and seventh graders who were participants of her screenwriting course “Scripting of Film & Television,” which was held at the Community Center in June.  Recreation Supervisor Eric Armstrong said Lanier preceded him joining the Ocean Pines staff and had been conducting the theatre training courses for many years. He added that she has many repeat customers. She spends most of the year helping her students build their characters and improving their improvisational skills,...
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SHEPHERD’S NOOK FLEA MARKET CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Posted On: 8/15/13
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SHEPHERD’S NOOK FLEA MARKET CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION OCEAN PINES–The main purpose of the Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop at Community Church at Ocean Pines is outreach ministry.  It also provides great fellowship among the volunteers who work there. All the volunteers are working hard to improve the Nook, to make it a better place to shop and to volunteer. Currently the Flea Market area of the Nook is under construction and is temporarily closed until the work is completed. The side walls have been enclosed, windows installed, and exterior siding is in place. Work is being completed by capable volunteers from the congregation. Pastor Boyd has dubbed them the “Community Church Construction Company.” The work on the Flea Market is moving right along, and we hope to reopen that area in a few weeks. Please hold your household items until the reopening as we are a little short on storage space. The main shopping area of the Shepherd’s Nook remains open with bargains on clothing f...
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Customers urged to ask for official company ID cards

Posted On: 8/15/13
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SALISBURY – Delmarva Power reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone. Many companies, including Delmarva Power, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent a company, whether the company is Delmarva Power or another entity, it is important that customers take precautions to verify the person is affiliated with the company, especially if that person is requesting an immediate monetary payment. Delmarva Power advises customers to ask for official photo identification from any person who shows up at their door. Employees from reputable companies will carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be produced, customers should notify police and the company with whom the individual claims to be associated. Similarly, if someone calls saying they represen...
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Berlin’s five-year business cycle shows net gain

Posted On: 8/8/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

Berlin’s five-year business cycle shows net gain BERLIN—Since December 2008, the Main Street district has gained 62 new businesses and lost 27 due to closures. The impact has resulted in bringing nearly 200 new jobs  — 191.5 full-time equivalent positions — to the business sector while losing less than 60 jobs —57.5 FTEs — to closed ventures over the five-year period, town records show. “The most exciting thing when it comes to openings and closures is that when a business does unfortunately close in Berlin, another one is waiting to take their space,” Economic and Community Development Director Michael Day said. Over the course of the business cycles, the local workforce has experienced a two-thirds new job retention rate. Nearly half of the jobs brought in by new businesses were at Drummer Café (40), Si’Culi (20), Tex-Mex & Beyond (20), and Atlantic Hotel (16), the report showed. The largest job losses during that time were from the closures of Solsti...
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Practical options for ownership of your life insurance

Posted On: 8/8/13
Written By: AP/Chip Gordy MBA, CRPC

Practical options for ownership of your life insurance Several factors may come into play that could undermine the financial security provided by the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Beyond estate taxes, there is the potential for probate, gift taxes, financial mismanagement, and misuse. Proper planning is necessary to help avoid these threats. Other than owning the insurance yourself, there are three practical options for the ownership of your life insurance: If you choose your spouse to be the owner and beneficiary of a policy on your life insurance, the proceeds of the policy may be subject to estate taxes and perhaps probate administration when he or she eventually dies. In addition, he or she will be responsible for investing the proceeds of your policy. Make sure your spouse is prepared and has the willingness to handle these additional responsibilities. Naming a child as owner and beneficiary can lead to problems if the child lacks the experience for such a designation. You must be able to rely on him or her to ...
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Father, daughter reopen family shop

Posted On: 8/1/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—In an era of corporate big box stores, Daniel Williams and his daughter Joanne Richardson are taking a step back, to the familiarity of the country general store. Williams said he built the Three Cedars Country Store by hand in 2004, a curious irony since the relatively new building looks decades older—at least on the outside. But that was the idea; it was supposed to have the semblance of antiquity. Williams said he built the original store for his wife, Lois, when she retired from Stuart’s Antiques and wanted a retail space of her own. They stocked the store flea market-style, with a collection of antiques, hard-to-find products, and one-of-a-kind items, according to Williams. For example, there is the original schoolroom slate board with slate pencils, circa 1800s; a 1920 toy wagon train with red-railed flatbed and tin horses with moveable legs; antique milk bottles from local diaries that once existed in Ocean City, Lewes, Del. and Rehobot...
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With new chef, Tex-Mex and Beyond gives itself a restart

Posted On: 5/16/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN — Tex-Mex & Beyond hit the “restart” button, with a May 11 re-grand opening of the renovated boarding house at 119 Main St. Tara Wancowicz has been managing the restaurant since it opened on Labor Day 2012. She said the reason for the re-grand opening was to introduce Chef Jason Purkey to the community. Purkey does everything from prep to presentation, according to Wancowicz. “He even makes the homemade desserts,” she said. Dessert offerings include banana bread pudding, coconut crème pie, flan, strawberry shortcake and tres leches, she said. The menu includes a wide selection of favorites for Mexican cuisine lovers. It includes staples such chili relleno, burritos, empanadas, nachos rancheros, quesadillas, handcrafted tamales, and tortilla soup. Just the right prescription for a set of taste buds needing a spicy and affordable indulgence. But Wancowicz said one misconception the owner sought to avoid, with the name of the eatery, was t...
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