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Purvis named as interim SHHS principal

Posted On: 8/28/14
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SNOW HILL- Twenty-one year Worcester County Public School veteran Kimberly Purvis will be serving as the interim principal of Snow Hill High School, effective Aug. 20. The school system made the announcement after the resignation of Tom Davis, former Snow Hill High School principal. Davis was appointed on Aug. 19 by the Somerset Board of Education as an assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. “Building and supporting strong leadership skills in our administrative staff help make sudden transitions as seamless as possible,” said superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson. “Ms. Purvis has a wealth of experience and she will lead Snow Hill High School forward to another highly successful school year.” Purvis has a long-standing relationship with Snow Hill High School and is very familiar with the school’s renovations. In addition to serving as Snow Hill High School’s assistant principal for the last two years, she was a school counselor at SHHS...
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Raffle winner gets chance to name Assateague foal

Posted On: 8/28/14
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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Assateague Island Alliance, friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore, presents a rare opportunity to “Name That Foal.” Enter the Name That Foal Charitable Raffle for a chance to name the wild Assateague Horse, currently known as N2BHS-AL, a pinto filly born in December 2013. The foal was a “Christmas Surprise” and despite the polar vortex and being born in the winter, she is surviving and thriving on the sands and shores of Assateague Island. N2BHS-AL along with her mother N2BHS-A (Gokey Go Bones) are both part of N9BM-E (Yankee’s) band and can be seen often in the developed zone of Assateague Island. Donations are $20 per ticket and only 500 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will benefit Assateague Island National Seashore. The raffle will be held through Labor Day weekend and tickets may be purchased at Paws and Claws stores in West Ocean City and on 118th Street in Ocean City, and Zenna Wellness Studio in Berlin until ...
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AAA expecting heavy travel volume for Labor Day holiday

Posted On: 8/28/14
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MARYLAND - AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, Aug. 28 to Monday, Sept. 1. Highlights from 2014 Labor Day Travel Forecast include: •Historically, when Labor Day weekend begins in August, Americans have shown a higher tendency to travel. •Consumer spending has surpassed income growth, indicating that Americans are willing to take on debt to finance a vacation. •Automobile travel will increase by 1.4 percent this year, with 29.7 million travelers hitting the road. •Nearly 8 percent of travelers (2.65 million) will travel by air, a one percent increase from last year. •...
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Tickets now on sale for OP Chamber cash, bingo event

Posted On: 8/28/14
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OCEAN PINES–Tickets are on sale now for the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Cash & Prize Bingo event on Friday, Sept.12 in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Bingo players will win cash and prize packages from local area businesses. Each game is worth at least $50 and special games are played for $100 cash. There will also be a Chinese auction, extra games and a 50/50 raffle.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased online at  www.oceanpineschamber.org or at the Ocean Pines Chamber office, 11031 Cathell Road Berlin. Space is limited so advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our local businesses and connecting with our year-round residential community. For more information, or to pu...
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Thom Gulyas candidate for Berlin Town Council seat

Posted On: 8/28/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After more than 25 years the town will have a new face in the At Large seat on the council. Ace Printing owner Thom Gulyas, 49, is the first person to publicly announce candidacy for the seat vacated by retiring councilmember Paula Lynch. Gulyas, who ran against District 2 Councilperson Lisa Hall six years ago, said he spoke with Lynch on the phone last week. “She's done a fantastic job – a phenomenal job – and I told her that on the phone when I spoke to her,” he said. “I said, ’they may be little shoes physically, but they're big shoes to fill that’s for sure.’” Gulyas obtained the papers to run for the Berlin Town Council and expects to file this week. “I've been going around seeing folks, making sure I have a decent base to work from,” he said. “You have to make sure that you're fairly well known in the community and that you have the backing of your friends and business associates – f...
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Expo coming to airport, Aug. 30

Posted On: 8/21/14
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WEST OCEAN CITY–Ocean City Aviation Association presents the “Wings & Wheels” Expo 2014 at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   This event will include a display of aircraft and motor vehicles from the past, as well as various crafts and merchandise. Vendors will be on hand to provide food and beer for purchase.   Helicopter rides for tours of the area will also be available for a fee. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and trophies will be awarded for aircraft and vehicle class competitions.   Funds raised will benefit the ongoing maintenance and care of the historic Huey Veterans Memorial helicopter display at the airport. The Town of Ocean City in cooperation with the Ocean City Aviation Association and the airport’s management have made this event possible. Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free. For more information, contact Candace Jones at 410...
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County Arts Council looks to expand; needs teachers

Posted On: 8/21/14
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BERLIN–Looking for more opportunities to teach art? To encourage art education in the local communities, the Worcester County Arts Council is seeking to expand its offerings of children and adult art classes and is currently accepting proposals from qualified instructors who would like to teach a variety of visual arts, performing arts, and other media, including writing and fine crafts. Interested instructors should submit a short resume and a letter of interest outlining the class they would like to offer. Proposals should be sent to Anna Mullis, executive director at anna@worcestercountyartscouncil.org or mailed to the Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin Md. 21811. Class/workshop proposals for the 2014 fall/winter season should be submitted by Aug. 31 for consideration. For more information or any questions, call the Worcester County Arts Council’s office at 410-641-0809.
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Hundreds of Jeeps roll into resort for fifth annual event

Posted On: 8/21/14
Written By: Clara Vaughn, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

BERLIN—Ocean City Jeep Week is in full swing with hundreds of Jeeps and thousands of Jeep owners and enthusiasts gathered in the resort to enjoy beach crawls, obstacle courses, trail rides, shows with prizes and more. “From watching the beach crawls to cruising around Jeep Week HQ this event has a lot of excitement and fun for the entire family,” Event Director Rafael Correa said. With more than 700 vehicles registered for the fifth annual event and an obstacle double the size of last year’s, “it looks like it’s going to be our biggest year yet,” he said. Jeep Week kicks off today with a welcome party starting at 6 p.m. at Seacrets on 49th Street sponsored by Adams Xtreme Motorsports. There will be lite fare and drink specials, live music by Blake Haley and Johnny Bling, raffles and Jeeps on display in Seacrets’ parking lot as well as inside the bar. Jeep Week keeps rolling Friday morning with a beach crawl starting at 7 a.m. on the b...
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State, local leaders celebrate CDBG’s 40th anniversary

Posted On: 8/21/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– State and local leaders including Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Mayor Gee Williams gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program on Thursday, Aug. 14. Brown presented a check for $5.1 million in fiscal year 2015 awards to representatives from a dozen Maryland counties on the porch of the Atlantic Hotel in downtown Berlin. “It’s been an extraordinary program around this country, and Maryland has certainly been the beneficiary,” Brown said. The state awarded more than $2.1 billion in CDBG funds during the program’s four-decade run. Brown said he and Gov. Martin O’Malley invested $61 million in CDBG funds, helping to leverage $325 million to more than 200 projects.   “Over the last eight years we’ve worked together to ensure that those funds were going to very appropriate and meaningful uses,” said Brown. “This is a program that enables us to leverage public sector an...
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Parade to start Pines Car Show

Posted On: 8/21/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

OCEAN PINES– Cars from classics to contemporary customs will ride through the community on Saturday, Aug. 23. The 2nd annual Ocean Pines Car Show begins with a parade from White Horse Park to Veteran’s Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Cars will set up at Veteran’s Memorial Park until 2 p.m. “The show originated last year for the 45th anniversary of Ocean Pines and we decided to continue it this year,” said Amber Fraser, member coordinator at the Ocean Pines Area Chamber of Commerce. “They had a really successful show last year.” Sixty-seven cars participated in the show last year. Fraser expects those numbers to be slightly up in 2014. “We’re doing the same marketing that we did last year, and we might even have more this year because more have signed up before the event than did last year,” she said. Judging begins following the parade in categories including Classic, Antique, Modern, Custom, Street Rod and People’s Choi...
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