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Program promotes job training outside school

Posted On: 2/23/17
Written By: Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer

(Feb. 23, 2017) SHORE UP! Inc., a nonprofit and community action partnership in the area, encourages young people from Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties to apply for job training opportunities. The program is looking for anyone 16 to 24 years old who is unemployed or under-employed and not presently enrolled in school or a vocational training program. “We are focusing on helping high school graduates and low income young people get a decent paying job,” said Alicia Robinson, planning coordinator for SHORE UP! Inc. The program offers employment training, pays for tuition and continuously gives support. “We help with studying or any hardships and follow up with people for a year after they find employment,” Robinson said. “The program is designed to help train out-of-school youth. Many people are not receiving an adequate income.” After SHORE UP! Inc. received a Lower Shore Workforce Alliance grant, the youth job training initiative began...
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Mary Mac Foundation has continuing impact

Posted On: 2/23/17
Written By: Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(Feb. 23, 2017) Although Mary McMullen passed away in 2012 of scleroderma, her legacy as a benefactor of youth activities lives on through the Mary Mac Foundation. The nonprofit, started by her husband Tim McMullen, has funded recreation programs and charitable organizations geared towards young people in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore, New York and Pennsylvania, and as far away as Haiti. Locally, the foundation has given to Camp Barnes, Diakonia, Gina’s Warrior Comfort Fund, the Nandua High School Food Drive, the Ravens Roost #44 Scholarship Fund, the Worcester County Veterans Memorial and youth programs at Ocean Pines Recreations and Parks. McMullen, 69, is the chairman of the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks advisory committee. His late wife helped to establish the department during the 1970s. He was formerly an AP History teacher and the athletic director at Broadneck High School in Annapolis and Mary was a special education teacher in Severna Park. “I think...
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New women’s org. to make donations to local charities

Posted On: 2/23/17
Written By: Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer

(Feb. 23, 2017) Women in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties looking to raise funds for local charities are invited to attend the first 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Sisters in Berlin. Members directly contribute $100 to three different charities each year. “We are excited to bring it to the Eastern Shore. Women should join our new group if they are interested in making a difference in our community and are willing to write a $100 check, three times a year to a local charity,” Janelle Mulholland, an organizer of 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore along with Susanna Eisenman and Anna Newton, said “[The] 100+ Women Who Care provides a way for women to make a small contribution and see a large impact,” she continued. “A $100 individual check can turn into a $10,000 contribution. That is a lot of money, especially for our smaller, local nonprofit agencies.”   All meetings are one hour long. During the meet...
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Committee inching closer on survey

Posted On: 2/23/17
Written By: Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(Feb. 23, 2017) Members of the Ocean Pines Association Comprehensive Planning Committee believe they’re seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel that has been completing – and getting approval for – a community-wide survey. Chairman Frank Daly said the committee recently sent two-dozen survey questions to the board of directors for review. The questions were posted on the OPA website, www.oceanpines.org, this week. The survey is meant to inform a strategic planning document for the Pines. Daly said the committee also finished an outline for the plan and submitted it to the board last week. The only feedback Daly received, as of Monday, was from committee liaison and Board Vice President Dave Stevens. “Dave Stevens called and asked me to convene another meeting of the committee, not to specifically discuss either the questions or the outline, but the board wants us to put in a question regarding the use of the community center,” Daly said. ̶...
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Women’s History Month luncheon

Posted On: 2/23/17
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(Feb. 23, 2017) Celebrate Women’s History Month during a luncheon on Wednesday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City. Ann Lockhart Showell (1924-2010) will be honored as the 2017 Woman in History and Rina Thaler will be honored as the 2017 Woman of the Year. Thaler was the driving force in the effort to build a new center for the arts in Ocean City. During the event, six Worcester County students will also be honored as Women of Tomorrow. Tickets are $37 and include admission to the luncheon, awards, exhibitors and raffles. Tables of eight may be reserved. To make a reservation, call 410-208-6798 or email hfgowl@mediacombb.net. Checks are payable to FWCCW and must be mailed to P.O. Box 1712, Berlin, Maryland 21811 by March 10. Indicate a choice of entrée: chicken filled with a spinach and mushroom roulade, roasted top sirloin of beef with a sherry mushroom sauce served to the side, or vegetarian/gluten-free. Proc...
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Bertino will host town meeting, Sat.

Posted On: 2/23/17
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(Feb. 23, 2017) Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino will host his first town meeting of 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Pines library.   He will discuss issues and developments impacting the Ocean Pines district and the county.  Commissioner Bertino’s guests include Health Officer Debbie Goeller, Commissioner President Jim Bunting and Commissioner Vice President Diana Purnell. Commissioner Bertino will present a mid-term review of county government since taking office in December 2014 including the budget and relations with other departments and agencies within the county and the state. Goeller has been the health officer for Worcester County for more than 20 years and will discuss the responsibilities of her office that ensure the health needs of county residents are met and that state and county health laws are enforced.   “Debbie is an asset to our county. She and her staff do much that goes unnoticed. Attendees to this meeti...
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Beans, Birds & Beers event this Sat.

Posted On: 2/23/17
Written By: Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor

(Feb. 23, 2017) With the owners’ permission, two tours this weekend will explore a few areas normally closed to birders, and more than a couple that are open to the public all year. On Saturday, preregistered guests are meeting at Urban Nectar on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin at 8 a.m. for a cup of coffee, and will then head out to Newport farm and its varied range of habitats to see what they can find along with guides Jim Rapp, Dave Wilson, Scott Housten and Russ Kovach.   “It’s about a 15 minute drive to the farm from Urban Nectar, and once there we’ll walk for a mile or a mile and a half to explore the 2,200 acre farm,” Wilson, event organizer, said. “We’ll see between 50-65 species.” Because of the farm’s placement, and size, it offers a host of options to the bird watchers. “When the shad come up Newport Bay, bald eagles amass there for easy food,” Wilson said. White pelicans roost there too, but a...
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Ocean City Power Squadron to offer course for boating

Posted On: 2/23/17
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(Feb. 23, 2017) Ocean City Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will present a four-week instructional program, “America’s Boating Course,” Feb. 27 through March 20. The course will be given at the Worcester County Library, Ocean Pines branch, held over four consecutive Monday evenings. It is an eight-hour course with an exam given on the last day, March 20. First-day registration starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the class at 7 p.m. Additional courses run from 7-9 p.m. There is a $15 fee for the course and materials. Middle school and high school students are free. Anyone born after July 1, 1972 must satisfactorily complete a safe-boating class to operate a recreational vessel or personal watercraft in Maryland. The course covers basic boat handling, navigation, federal and state regulations, rules of the road, aids to navigation and required equipment. For more information or to register, call 410-641-6535 or 410-641-8040.
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WPS teacher to present lecture during convention

Posted On: 2/23/17
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(Feb. 23, 2017) Worcester Prep Lower School art teacher Rebecca Tittermary was once again selected to present a lecture in a session titled, “Utilizing Technology to Bring Museum Experiences to Students,” during the 2017 National Art Education Association Convention, in New York, March 2-4.    She will co-present with art teacher Jennifer Moore from the Darlington School in Georgia and museum educator Justina Yee from the National Gallery of Art. The presentation is one of 784 sessions selected out of a record number of 2,263 applications to participate in the convention.   Their lecture will focus on a project inspired by the National Gallery’s special exhibit, “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing.” In addition to video conferencing with the National Gallery, students from WPS have been collaborating with the Darlington School students via FaceTime to study Davis.   The students then emulated Davis’ style as they created works of ar...
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Coastal Hospice announces new board of directors

Posted On: 2/23/17
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(Feb. 23, 2017) Coastal Hospice recently announced its new board of directors for 2017. Michael P. Dunn, formerly the Coastal Hospice board’s executive committee member at large, assumes the chair position from Immediate Past Chair Glenna Heckathorn. Stephen R. Farrow is now vice chair; Lorie Phillips is treasurer; Diana L. Barber is secretary; and Byron D. Braniff is member at large. New members of the board include Anthony S. Sarbanes and Michael E. Schrader. They join returning board members Colleen “Cam” Bunting, Roger L. Harrell, Madalaine Leszcz How, Barbara W. Jackson, Richard M. Laws, Barbara C. Long, Ingrid A. Parker, Robert M. Purcell, Kathryn H. Washburn and Dirk W. Widdowson, Esq. Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice serves Somerset, Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
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