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Arts on the River announces special events

Posted On: 8/29/13
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SNOW HILL—Snow Hill’s First Friday on Sept. 6 will celebrate Arts on the River with the first Eastern Shore performance of the Brown Box Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the second year Shakespeare at the Beach producer Kyler Taustin has opened the two-week schedule in Snow Hill. This free performance starts at 7 p.m. in Sturgis Park. It will take place rain or shine. Bring chairs and blankets. Prior to the play there will be plenty to see and do around downtown: Hettie’s Books & Coffee House will have Nick Haglich playing from 5-6 p.m. and 10 percent off Shakespeare and poetry books. Back to School is the theme at the American Art Gallery with face painting for children and music by Cathy Morgan. Miss Patti Cake will give 10 percent off any purchase by schoolteachers and will register customers to win cupcakes for a year in celebration of their upcoming first anniversary. Trenique Armanoi Pet Spa will offer new grooming cus...
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Classic Car Show part of Pines 45th anniversary celebration

Posted On: 8/29/13
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OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce held a Classic Car Show & Parade on Sunday Aug. 25 to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Ocean Pines. The event was a huge success with special thanks to the many sponsors: Ocean Pines Association, Crossroads Auto, Larry Leese & Associates, PA, Brandywine Senior Living and Shooters Bar & Grill. Trophy winners: Best In Show – 1936 Chevy Sedan owner Ray Schmidt of Ocean Pines Best Anniversary Car (1968) – 1968 Chevy Camaro owner: Wilbert Hilditch of Pasadena Peoples Choice – 1923 T-Bucket owner: JoAnn & David Cherry of Ocean Pines Best Classic – 1958 Corvette owner: Jim Harris of Ocean Pines Best Antique – 1932 Roadster owner: Bud Panick of Ocean Pines Best Muscle/Hot Rod – 1971 Plymouth Road Runner owner: Rick Greer of Hughesville, Md. Best Pony – 1965 Ford Mustang GT owner Jerry Gerard of Ocean Pines Best Modern – 2007 Corvette owner: Tom Debau...
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Bus trip to book festival for September 21 in D.C.

Posted On: 8/29/13
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OCEAN PINES–The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library will sponsor a bus trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 21. The bus will leave the Ocean Pines Library at 7 a.m. and return by about 8:30 p.m. There will be a short rest stop in Easton in the morning, and a stop for fast food near Annapolis on the return trip. The National Book Festival is held each year in September on the mall in Washington. Well-known writers speak about every 45 minutes about their writing, their lives and their latest books. There are many large tents on the mall, each with a theme like fiction, history and biography, mystery, children’s literature and poetry. Participants plan and go from tent to tent, based on which authors they want to hear. Renowned authors who will be appearing this year include Margaret Atwood, Taylor Branch, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver and Joyce Carol Oates. For more information on authors that will be participati...
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Blues on the bay

Posted On: 8/29/13
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OCEAN CITY-Summer may be coming to an end, but you can still enjoy a fabulous party on the bay, while raising money for a great cause, at the Blues on the Bay fundraiser, named the best charity event in 2012 by local voters in the Greatest Around Ocean City™ 2012 poll. Blues on the Bay will again be held at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill on 54th Street in Ocean City on Wednesday, Sept. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. This event benefits a planned hospice residence project, Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, and is being hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Macky and Pam Stansell, who have been generous advocates of Coastal Hospice for many years. “Pam and Macky Stansell have been steadfast supports of our mission,” Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen said. “Their investment of time, as well as their financial generosity, continues to show their commitment to Coastal Hospice and the future vision of the Coastal Hospice at the Ocean residence projec...
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Local Jewish community prepares to celebrate "High Holy Days"

Posted On: 8/29/13
Written By: Rabbi Susan Warshaw, Temple Bat Yam

Local Jewish community prepares to celebrate "High Holy Days" For most Jews, the term “High Holy Days” is the title given to a period of 10 days that stretch between Rosh Hashanah, which means the first or “head” of the year, to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Both holidays have their basis in the Hebrew Bible (Leviticus 23:23-32) although the name Rosh Hashanah was not used until significantly later in Jewish history. Rosh Hashanah ushers in the Jewish New Year with a period of profound self-examination and repentance. It is a day of joyous celebration balanced against a humbling and solemn consideration of how well (or poorly) we have used the gift of the previous year. Tradition teaches us that God judges each of us individually and our community as a whole on Rosh Hashanah. Tradition also teaches that the result of God’s judgment will be a matter of life or death (either figurative or literal, depending on your theological orientation). Our prayers, songs, and rituals focus on confessing the way...
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Children recount parents' 73-year love affair, devotion, marriage

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

Children recount parents' 73-year love affair, devotion, marriage GLEN RIDDLE—Sometimes you know exactly what you want the very first second you spot it. That was the case for young Stephen Gural when he spotted the pretty brunette coming out of an ice cream shop while he was visiting a friend in New Jersey. That was nearly eight decades ago. Stephen’s chance sighting of Frances Kulima led to a romantic pursuit, love affair and marriage that would end only as Stephen died still proclaiming his love for Frances, days after their 73rd wedding anniversary. It all began when he first laid eyes on a teen-aged Frances in the tightknit New Jersey town where she lived and where he was visiting friends and relatives. Stephen had been in the process of helping his family migrate from their farm in the Ukraine to Manitoba, Canada, at the urging of a Jewish neighbor, according to his daughter Darlene Hughes. It was the early 1930s and the neighbor was telling everyone he knew that the political climate in Ukraine was devolving with t...
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Alumni, teacher to be honored

Posted On: 8/22/13
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Alumni, teacher to be honored BERLIN–The Germantown School Community Heritage Center is hosting a banquet honoring its alumni and sole surviving teacher, Josephine Anderson, on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Berlin Intermediate School and will feature Dr. Clara L. Small, guest speaker. Dr. Small, a professor at Salisbury University, is renowned for her knowledge of African American history. She has authored or co-authored several books pertaining to the significant role of African Americans on the Eastern Shore. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased by calling 410-641-0638. Reservations are available until Sept. 7. Participant support will help maintain the newly renovated historical building. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food and fellowship, while listening to an engaging talk by Small.  
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Otto’s South Point home one of 10 featured on annual tour

Posted On: 8/1/13
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OCEAN CITY–Have you ever wanted to walk through one of the beautiful homes featured in a magazine? Now is your chance to walk through the home of John and Pat Otto, an 8,300-square-foot South Point home that was featured in Coastal Style and Metropolitan magazines. Come see how the owners’ meticulous attention to detail and their spectacular outdoor living space makes this house a home. The Otto’s home is one of four South Point homes that await you on the ninth annual Sand Castle Home Tour, presented by the Art League of OC. The Sand Castle Home Tour will be held Sept. 19-20. The self-guided home tour of 10 unique residences in the Ocean City area is held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The tour will kick off with a cocktail party sponsored by the Gateway Grand at the home of Jim and Jan Perdue on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Reservations for the cocktail party are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling the ALOC at 410-524-9433. The...
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‘Great moms’ sometimes are volunteers who simply care

Posted On: 5/9/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

WORCESTER COUNTY —With the annual commemoration of gratitude for the caring and selflessness of biological mothers and grandmothers in recognition of Mother’s Day on May 12, a canvassing of local child service and faith organizations uncovered a small sampling of some pretty “great mom” surrogates in the area as well. Here we highlight three. Great foster parent: Robin Cook of Bishopville Terry Edwards, resource home worker for the Worcester County Department of Social Services, who said the term “foster parent” has been updated to “resource parent” to reflect the expanded roles they play in the lives of the young people they help, said all of the 19 resource parents in the program “Do such an outstanding job.” She commended Robin Cook for her ability to maintain biological connections between the children placed in the foster care system and their biological family members. “She is very good at helping the children ...
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Delmarva Chorus will sing to your valentine

Posted On: 2/7/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

OCEAN PINES — The Delmarva Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will kick off its “Singing Messages” serenading services with Valentine’s Day performances in Berlin, Ocean City and Ocean Pines. The Sweet Adelines are a feminine take on the traditional male barbershop harmony, and are dedicated to teaching women how to sing a cappella (without musical accompaniment). It is an independent, nonprofit music education association for women singers that was founded by the wives and friends of male barbershop singers in Tulsa, Okla., and has 500 chapters worldwide, primarily in the U.S. Carol Ludwig, director of the 10-year-old Delmarva Chorus, said the Ocean Pines-based group has 28 members and will send members out in quartets to the location of the sender’s choice including homes, offices, restaurants or nursing homes. The $25 performance fee includes two personalized serenades and a picture of the recipient that can be e-mailed to the sender. She said o...
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