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Snow Hill’s First Fridays to begin again next week

Posted On: 1/30/14
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SNOW HILL–Not only is February American Heart Month, Black History Month and National Children’s Dental Health Month, it also brings Ground Hog’s Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the new season of First Fridays in Snow Hill. Wear something red to town Friday, Feb. 7, and you will find some special promotions at the local galleries, shops and restaurants. At the same time you will enjoy walking around the downtown district of Snow Hill from 5-8 p.m. Start the evening at Snow Hill’s two new stores: The Corner Shoppe and The Green Doors. Big green egg cookers, infused oils and flavored vinegars are featured in The Corner Shoppe along with other unique culinary finds. The Green Doors offers refinished furniture, pillows, candles and jewelry. Further down Washington Street is The Serenity Shoppe where you will find hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards and gift certificates. As you browse through the collectibles and antiques at Antiqu...
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COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Posted On: 1/23/14
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Go Red event for womenThe health departments of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties have teamed up with Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin to present a heart health event for women. The Go Red event is free and open to the public, and will feature health screenings, a heart-healthy cooking demonstration, success stories, vendors, dinner and door prizes. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Avery W. Hall Educational Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, on the corner of Waverly Drive and Vine Street, in Salisbury. Free parking is available in Garage B, located next to the Educational Center building. Register online by Feb. 3 at  www.wicomicohealth.org, or call 410-334-3480. SDHS Job FairStephen Decatur High School staff and students invite area businesses and vendors to participate in its 2014 Job Fair, to be held at the school on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8:15 a.m. t...
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Winter Arts Lecture series scheduled to begin Feb. 3

Posted On: 1/23/14
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BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council is presenting a Winter Art Lecture series during February by local artist and art instructor, Dr. Marina Borovok. Lectures will take place at the Worcester County Arts Council each Monday: Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. Registration cost is $12 per participant per lecture. Advanced registration is required. February topics will include the History of Modern Art. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the stories, art works, and meaning of modernism as well as learn little-known insights about the works from a variety of perspectives.    –Part I: Feb. 3: Modernism from 1850s to 1880s.The origins of Modernism: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism –Part II: Feb. 10: Impressionism and Avant-Garde –Part III: Feb.17: Modernism from 1880s to 1930s: Post-Modernism, Fauvism –Part IV: Feb. 24: Expressionism, and Cubism   To register or for more information...
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Wild, scenic free films offered

Posted On: 1/23/14
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WORCESTER COUNTY–Assateague Coastal Trust will be sponsoring a series of environmental film screenings during the first two months of 2014.   Kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 30, with a free film event at The Globe in Berlin, the series will continue on Friday, Feb. 21 with the third annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Seacrets’ Morley Hall on 49th Street and will conclude with a special family-focused version of the Wild and Scenic Festival on Feb. 22,  to be held at the Sarbanes Center near the entrance to Assateague Island. The series launch at The Globe on Jan. 30 will feature award winning, “Sharks: Stewards of the Reef,” produced by local filmmaker Holiday Johnson.  This film examines escalating threats to shark populations including habitat destruction and overfishing. Johnson, who also sits on ACT’s Board of Directors, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience. Admission for the film ...
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AGH presents workshops and classes in January

Posted On: 1/16/14
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BERLIN–Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin recently announced its education calendar for January. Friday, Jan 17:Living Well Workshop, noon to 2:30 p.m. Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro, Del.   “Living Well” is a six-week workshop that teaches participants how to live a quality life with chronic disease.  Examples of chronic conditions may include diabetes, arthritis, depression, asthma, bronchitis, pain, heart disease or any conditions that hinder you from living the life you desire. The workshop will be held Fridays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14. Pre-registration is required. Contact Laura Small at 410-629-6820. Sunday, Jan. 19:Overeaters Anonymous #169, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1.   Our group is a 12-step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child...
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Girl Scouts going door-to-door to take cookie orders

Posted On: 1/16/14
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MARYLAND–Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay started going door-to-door Jan. 11, taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies. This year, local Girl Scouts will offer six cookie varieties–Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles. All Girl Scout cookies cost $4 per box.    Cookie booth sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 14, at local businesses throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Girls also take donations of Girl Scout cookies for “Operation Taste of Home” and local community groups.  “Operation Taste of Home” cookies are donated to Armed Forces and local agencies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer centers and youth programs. Individuals interested in purchasing cookies or donating to “Operation Taste of Home” can call the Cookie Hotline at 1-800-YUM-YUM2. To locate a cookie booth sale in your area visit to www.GSCB.org. The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is about more than just great ...
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Pine’eer Craft Club donates to organizations

Posted On: 1/16/14
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OCEAN PINES–During the Dec. 19, installation of officers/holiday luncheon, Nancy Welsh, president of the Pine’eer Craft Club, presented checks totaling $5,000 to organizations of Ocean Pines. The membership of the Pine’eer Craft Club supports the Ocean Pines community from profits derived from its 2013 activities. The members voted to donate $5,000 to the community, to be used as follows:   •Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department: $ 1,500 to assist in the purchase of cadet turnout gear and helmets.   •Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks: $ 1,200 to be used as follows: $500, summer concerts; $100, Old Fashioned Christmas; $200, PEP Program; $200, Scholarship Fund; $100, Fall Festival and $100, Camp OP Arts and Crafts.   •Police Department: $ 1,500 to be used toward the purchase of E-Tix care printers.   •Neighborhood Watch: $250 to be used to purchase magnetic signs for vehicles and also caps for members.   ̶...
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Activities for all ages available at Worcester County libraries

Posted On: 1/16/14
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WORCESTER COUNTY–An assortment of programs for all ages are being offered at Worcester County libraries in January. Ocean City Branch: •Post-It Art Contest–all month: Submit a piece of art on a Post-It Note. Create work at home or visit the Ocean City branch on 100th Street where supplies will be available. Creations will be displayed in the library. Prizes will be awarded in April for age groups: fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth through 12th grades. Submission forms are available at the Ocean City Branch. •Computer and eReader Instruction: Staff offers individual computer or E-Reader instruction by appointment throughout the month. Call the Ocean City branch at 410-524-1818 to schedule a private training session. •Nuno Felting: Tuesday, Jan.  21, 1 p.m. Learn the ancient art of wet felting to create your own one-of-a-kind wearable work of art. Using only wool roving, silk, water, soap and some elbow grease you can m...
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Committee asks artists to think small for new year’s first Art Stroll

Posted On: 1/9/14
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

Committee asks artists to think small for new year’s first Art Stroll BERLIN—At least 30 local artists will be featured as part of a Second Friday Art Stroll that will serve as the beginning of the year kickoff for a near month-long exhibit that will be hosted by The Globe Restaurant from Jan. 10 until Jan. 27. The Globe is located at 12 Broad Street and the Art Stroll event will be from 6-8 p.m. The theme for the exhibited pieces will be “Small Things” and the participating artists were challenged to restrict the size of their creations to a canvas no larger than 16 inches by 20 inches. All pieces will be labeled with the artists’ names, and the title, medium and price of the artwork. In addition to showcasing talented local artists, the event will also serve in part as a fundraiser for the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee. Austin Widdowson, founder of Refresh Media, the newly reinstated Arts and Entertainment Committee had had been operating on an out of pocket self-funding basis by the committee members. According...
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Phillips’ home wins contest

Posted On: 1/9/14
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Phillips’ home wins contest OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association has announced the winners of its annual “Light up the Pines” outdoor display contest.   This year, area residents were given the chance to vote for all of the winners in the contest’s four categories. The home of Lee and Barb Phillips, located at 76 Ocean Parkway, received the most votes in three of the four categories - “People’s Choice,” “Most Creative” and “Most Lights.” The home of Ron and Barbara Ferger, located at 5 Oxford Court, received the most votes in the “All-Around Top-Notch” category.   The winners will be given a gift bag filled with goodies and a gift card good at any Ocean Pines amenity.   Approximately 350 votes were cast in the contest, which was open to all Ocean Pines residents.  Subscribers to the Ocean Pines Association’s e-mail list received a link to the online ballot.  People could also vote by visiting t...
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