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Celebrate July 4 with events across Worcester County

Posted On: 7/2/15
Written By: Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer

Celebrate July 4 with events across Worcester County (July 2, 2015) From patriotic concerts and fireworks to a hot dog-eating contest and 5K race, Ocean City and the surrounding towns have an abundance of ways to celebrate Independence Day. Here are a few events taking place this weekend: Ocean City: • Uptown Concert and Fireworks: At Northside Park on 125th Street, The Janitors kick off a free concert Saturday at 8 p.m. followed by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. The National Anthem will lead the patriotic show.   “Northside Park is a spectacular place for families to watch the colorful displays light up the evening sky and lagoon,” Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan stated in a press release. “We encourage spectators to get there early to claim their spot to watch the fireworks,” which visitors can catch from anywhere in the park. Call 1-800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125 for more information. • Downtown Concert and Fireworks: A free concert on the beach at North Division Street in downtown Ocean ...
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AAA projects 41.9M to travel for July 4

Posted On: 7/2/15
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(July 2, 2015) AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase compared to last year’s holiday. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5. “This Independence Day, more people will get in their cars, board airplanes, and take buses, trains and cruise ships to celebrate our nation’s freedom with friends and family,” said Ragina Cooper Averella, manager of AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Public and Government Affairs. “Students all across the nation are also celebrating freedom from pencils and books, making this an ideal time for a family vacation. Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday for this reason, and this year more Americans are planning a holiday getaway than any year since 2007.” Rising income, driven by a strong employment market, is prompting more Americans to take a holiday...
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Pines contention continues as new study data released

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) After more than a month, at least one member of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors says he has not received a requested update on facility usage statistics in the community – and he’s not happy about it. The latest controller’s report, listing May  financials, is also noticeably absent. During a May meeting, General Manager Bob Thompson and several representatives from the 17-member facility use group met with the board to discuss their work on crafting a new policy for use of Ocean Pines’ many amenities. At the time Board President Dave Stevens was among several members to ask for more information from the collective, including a comprehensive list of usage requests. “Who used it, how much did they use it, and how much, if anything, did they pay for it?” Stevens asked. “I want to know what database you were working from.” Although Thompson agreed to provide that information during the next regular b...
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Denton, Bonser found guilty of Berlin vandalism

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) Jordan Denton and Nicholas Bonser, both 18, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of malicious destruction of property in connection with the Jan. 25 vandalism spree in Berlin during a hearing at Worcester County District Court in Snow Hill last Friday. Denton and Bonser were ordered to pay $8,843.06 in restitution in total, complete 150 hours of community service each, and write letters of apologies to the town of Berlin. A third defendant in the case pleaded guilty to all 40 charges levied during a separate hearing in juvenile court, and was also required to pay restitution, serve 150 hours of community service and write a letter to the town. Assistant State’s Attorney William McDermott spoke to more than a dozen vandalism victims before the hearing in order to confirm that each had submitted correct restitution figures. McDermott told the victims that, of the three defendants, two were juveniles at the time the crimes were committed. The state’s attorneyR...
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AGH walk-in clinics to close

Posted On: 6/25/15
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(June 25, 2015) Atlantic General Hospital will close two of its Atlantic ImmediCare walk-in clinics located at the Rite Aids in Millsboro, Del. and Ocean Pines. Walk-in services will remain available at the Atlantic Health Center on Healthway Drive in Berlin and at the ImmediCare location on 10th Street in Ocean City. This closure will occur June 30. “We have made this decision to be responsive to the needs of our community, by providing the walk-in medical services individuals need the most in locations that are most convenient for them,” said James Brannon, vice president of professional services at Atlantic General Hospital. Walk-in clinics provide care when the primary provider is unavailable, or for unexpected medical problems. Plans are underway to expand hours and services at the Atlantic Health Center location in the near future. 
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Ocean Pines Boat Club’s parade set for noon, July 25

Posted On: 6/25/15
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(June 25, 2015) The Ocean Pines Boat Club will present its annual boat parade, Saturday, July 25. Participants do not need to be a member of the club to join the parade, which will begin and end at the Swim and Racquet Club, on Seabreeze Road in North Ocean Pines. Boats will line up at 11 a.m., and the parade will start at noon. The theme of this year’s parade is “Days of Yore,” meaning years gone by up to the current time. Some suggestions for boat themes include: the Middle Ages, such as kings and queens; The Wild Frontier, such as cowboys and Indians, or anything historical. Awards will be presented for Best in Parade, Best Theme, Best Costumes and Best Design.   There is a small entry fee of $10 per boat. The awards ceremony will be held later that day at 4 p.m. at the White Horse Park pavilion. Parade rain date is Sunday, July 26. To participate or for more details, contact Fred Heinlen at 410-208-3165, fheinlen5@msn.com or Steven Stein at 410-641-8...
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Community remembers former OP Chamber’s Felty

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) Reba Felty, a former member of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2004-2007, passed away on June 12 at Coastal Hospice on the Lake in Salisbury. Felty battled ovarian cancer for four years before succumbing to the disease at the age of 52.   The oldest of three siblings, Felty is survived by her sister Kim Fillinger, brother Evan Felty, nephew Owen Fillinger, nieces Shelby Fillinger and Paige and Piper Felty, and her godson Cameron DiPerna. “Our deepest sympathy to Reba’s family, friends and community,” Ginger Fleming, Executive Director of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement on Tuesday. “The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce was truly blessed to have had her on our board for so many years. I had the privilege to work with Reba at Hospitality Golf and Sales in 2005. I learned an incredible amount from her, businesswise and personally.  She will be forever missed and loved.” Melanie P...
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Worcester County to mull change in water, sewer plan

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) A public hearing addressing water and sewer issues for three recent annexations in Berlin was tentatively set for a July 21 meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners. The town is requesting an amendment to the current county comprehensive water and sewage plan, addressing a 2015 annexation at the intersection of Friendship Road and Route 50, a 2014 annexation on Seahawk Road, and a 2011 annexation at the intersection of Germantown Road and Md. Route 113. A Royal Farms store and a relocated Arby’s are planned for Friendship Road and Route 50, and a new townhome development is in the works on Seahawk Road. Berlin Planning Director Dave Engelhart said the third parcel relates to the auto shop owned by John Derrickson. “It’s just to change the water and sewer plan,” he said. “Basically [the county is] responsible for water and sewer, and when they become part of the town ... it’s our responsibility to serve them.” Enge...
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BERLIN BRIEFS

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) The Berlin mayor and council discussed several issues during a public meeting at Town Hall on Monday, June 22. Contract approvals The council unanimously approved several contracts during Monday’s meeting. For the Berlin Youth Club, a program of Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, the council green-lit $24,000 for the basic youth program, $8,000 for expenses associated with the youth program and a one-time grant of $2,500 to hire an intern to work with the program. Council approved a new service agreement with Network Integration Transmission Services, concerning its agreement with electricity vendors, as well as $2,435 for Card’s Technology, to include the town of Berlin and the police department, and a $125 monthly contract to D3 Corp for hosting the town website. Purchase orders The council approved eight purchase orders during the meeting, including $6,658 to Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc. for a mixer motor for a digester, $1,363.34 to Caro...
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Cedar Chapel fundraiser to feature riding ‘Jetovator’

Posted On: 6/25/15
Written By: Brian Gilliland, Staff Writer

(June 25, 2015) Local notables will try their luck against the “Jetovator,” a cross between Marty McFly’s hoverboard and a jet ski, in order to raise money for the Cedar Chapel Special School in Snow Hill, the only school in Worcester serving children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger will join pro bodyboarder/promoter Brian Stoehr and Town of Berlin Councilman Troy Purnell, among others, in riding the Jetovator, Ann Hillyer, event organizer, said. “I love Cedar Chapel — it’s a great, great school, so that’s why I said yes,” Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger said. “I’m not big into water sports, so this should be hysterical.” The event is scheduled for Monday, July 13, but the time has yet to be announced because the event is weather-dependent. Interested parties can throw their hat in the ring to try to win bragging rights by raising funds for...
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