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Del. Carozza announces constituent listening hours

Posted On: 4/23/15
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 (April 23, 2015) Delegate Mary Beth Carozza (District 38C) will be holding Constituent Listening Hours across her district starting in late April and continuing throughout May. These Constituent Hours will be held on weeknights from 5-7 p.m. and are an opportunity for residents of District 38C to share their views and concerns. Constituent Hour Schedule •Monday, April 27, Ocean City Public Safety Building, 6501 Coastal Highway •Tuesday, April 28, Ocean City Airport, 12724 Airport Road, off Route 611, West Ocean City •Thursday, April 30, Bishopville Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road •Tuesday, May 5, Tri-County Council Building, 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury (off of Route 50) •Monday, May 11, Willards Town Hall, 7360 Main Street •Thursday, May 14, Showell Fire Department, 11620 Worcester Highway •Tuesday, May 26, Powellville Fire Department, 5085 Powellville Road
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Women Supporting Women offers free nutrition classes

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) With help of a grant from the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund administered by the Rural Maryland Council, Women Supporting Women will be offering survivors the opportunity to participate in a free healthy lifestyle class called “Cooking For the New Me!,” a series that will assist survivors and caregivers with taking control of their lifestyle choices in relation to food and nutrition. Chris Himmel and Henriette den Ouden of Habanera Farm will lead cancer survivors and caregivers in learning about creating positive changes in their lifestyles to create healthier outcomes. The series of four weekly classes will take place at Shore Appliance Connection in Salisbury, Saturdays, April 25-May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Go-Getters in Princess Anne, Thursdays, April 30-May 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will culminate with a seminar at Shore Appliance Connection by Perdue’s corporate executive chef and a food sci...
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Wor. County Arts Council to host inaugural walk, May 16

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) The Worcester County Arts Council has announced the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts will be held on Saturday, May 16 in downtown Berlin.   This family-friendly event is a fundraiser to increase the awareness and importance of the arts in the community. The race/walk is open to all ages. The cost is $25 to participate. The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.octrirunning.com. Each race entry includes a free one-year membership to the Worcester County Arts Council. For volunteering opportunities, contact the Arts Council’s office at 410-641-0809.
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Season finale concert and dinner celebrate arts

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) Celebrate the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale “A French Connection” on Sunday, May 3, at the Community Church at Ocean Pines located at Route 589 and Racetrack Road at 3 p.m. The program includes French music by Claude Debussy and Cesar Franck with soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme performing solo the Chants d’Auvergne, a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France arranged by Joseph Canteloube between 1923 and 1930. Concert tickets cost $38 per person. To commemorate Music Director Julien Benichou’s 10th anniversary with the MSO, a dinner party will be held after the concert at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, located at 1 Mumford Landing in Ocean Pines. A plated dinner (choice of four entrees), cash bar, music, silent and live auctions and raffles will contribute to the celebration of Maestro Benichou and his Orchestra’s significant contributions to the cultural life of our community. Dinner reservatio...
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WCHS Boardwalkin’ for Pets, Sat.

Posted On: 4/23/15
Written By: Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer

(April 23, 2015) The Ocean City Boardwalk will be filled with dogs and their owners, Saturday, April 25, for the Worcester County Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, Boardwalkin’ for Pets.   There is a $25 minimum donation to participate in the 16th annual event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the inlet in front of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. “It’s a great community event for kids, families and the large population of people in Worcester County and the surrounding areas who have rescued animals,” said Heather Bahrami, chair of the Boardwalkin’ committee. Participants can begin walking with their four-legged friends anytime after 9 a.m. Walkers can choose between the full 5-mile Boardwalk route from the inlet to 27th Street and back, take the 2.5-mile trip to 12th Street and back or decide on a different course, she said. Complimentary photographs will be taken of owners and their pets with a red carpet laid o...
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Public Works yard in Ocean Pines open through May

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) The Ocean Pines Public Works yard will be open to residents through May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Yard debris may be dropped off during this time. The Ocean Pines Public Works yard is located at 1 Firehouse Lane behind the south gate fire department. Residents with questions should contact Ocean Pines Public Works by calling 410-641-7425 or emailing Linda Martin at  lmartin@oceanpines.org. Additionally, Republic Services customers may place up to four bags of leaves or yard debris curbside for each scheduled pickup. This is in addition to regular trash pickup. Trash collection days for residents south of Route 90 are Tuesday and Friday. For residents north of Route 90, the collection days are Monday and Thursday. Republic will also pick up branches if they are tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Ocean Pines residents interested in enrolling with Republic Services should call 410-749-1551.
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Berlin celebrates ‘cool’ anniversary

Posted On: 4/16/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(April 16, 2015) While there is sure to be plenty of reflection and well-earned back patting by Berliners on Saturday, a large portion of the crowd in downtown Berlin will be there for one thing and one thing alone: the planned, massive Cool Berlin Anniversary Party. This year the task of throwing a party worthy of the word “cool” rests on the shoulders of new Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells. “From my perspective, being new here, everyone has heard about Berlin being voted ‘America’s Coolest Small Town,’” Wells said. “Now is the time for them to come here and check it out, and I need to make sure that we live up to that standard.” The party officially begins at 1 p.m. with a parade down Main Street featuring at least 16 youth groups. The downtown area will be closed to traffic, and open beverage container laws will be suspended for the day as Burley Oak Brewing Co. and the town’s chamber of commerc...
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OPA, Landscapes Unlimited close in on golf contract

Posted On: 4/16/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(April 16, 2015) After months of often grueling debate over switching golf course management companies in Ocean Pines, the community association’s board of directors is nearing a final vote to approve a contract with Landscapes Unlimited. The vote, which could take place this week, would bring Landscapes Unlimited in to replace former management company Billy Casper Golf. The 36-month contract includes management of the course as well as the clubhouse, Tern Grill, the cart facility and the maintenance building. Ocean Pines would pay Landscapes a base management fee of $6,500 per month with an annual three percent increase. A contingent management fee of 10 percent would be paid annually on any improvement over the original budget projection of a $100,000 loss. The contract would include an opt-out clause, beginning in fiscal year 2017, if the Nebraska-based company misses budgetary projections by more than $50,000. “That begins in June 2017 if they fail to meet the annu...
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Looking behind Berlin’s ‘coolest’ campaign

Posted On: 4/16/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(April 16, 2015) Last year, during the aftermath of the Budget Travel magazine designation that named Berlin the “Coolest Small Town in America,” the Bayside Gazette examined the decades-long journey the town took, from former peach hub, to forgotten stopover, to a thriving, resurgent community of certified cool.   While this Saturday’s Cool Berlin Anniversary Party is a celebration of the years of work the town’s business, political and community leaders put in, it’s also thanks to the people who spearheaded the campaign to snag the designation in the first place, starting with Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger. Challenger said she was involved in, but did not originate, a similar campaign to nail down the designation several years ago. The movement stalled, but she kept up with Budget Travel’s mailing list and saw a virtual cartoon light bulb when she received notice for new nominations in 2014.   “We had a social...
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Kelly Bell Band to headline ‘Cool’ Berlin anniversary

Posted On: 4/16/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(April 16, 2015) While Berlin has officially been “cool” for a year, courtesy of the Budget Travel Magazine designation, one could argue that the Baltimore-based Kelly Bell Band has maintained its cool status for going on two decades. The band’s year-long birthday celebration/victory lap includes headlining the Cool Berlin Day bash on Saturday, April 18. For Bell, it all began in a little club in Charm City. Bell was a backup singer, the self-described “baby in the band” of Fat Tuesday, a New Orleans-style jazz and blues group that once backed up the legendary Muddy Waters. Bell also doubled as the bouncer at the 8x10 in Baltimore, a tiny bar with a sterling reputation among diehard musicians and music fans, which just so happened to book one Bo Diddley in January 20, 1995. “Bo didn’t travel with his own band at the time,” Bell said. “Bo was real smart. After getting ripped off all those years, when he got to his twilight y...
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