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Burley Oak gets EDUs for planned expansion

Posted On: 12/11/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(Dec. 11, 2014) After funding a successful Kickstarter project to create a canning line in October, Berlin’s Burley Oak Brewing Company is preparing to expand. The brewery purchased four additional water EDUs and three additional sewer EDUs for $54,484 during a mayor and council meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. An EDU is the acronym for equivalent dwelling unit, which is the amount of water flow and sewer discharge one dwelling unit would generate. Owner Bryan Brushmiller also hinted that Burley Oak is in the process of purchasing the Old Ocean City Road property the brewery has leased since opening in 2011. Brushmiller publicly thanked the council and the town of Berlin for their support. “We could not have done what we’re getting ready to do … without the help of the town and the town of Berlin’s council,” he said. “The fact that you guys have been so supportive and so patient with us … is a testament to the town of Berlin and the prog...
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Stormwater management gets proactive treatment

Posted On: 12/11/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(Dec. 11, 2014) Flooding in Berlin caused the community to develop a dedicated stormwater utility and seek more than $1 million in state and federal grants in order to protect public and private property. In Ocean Pines, the community is taking a preemptive approach to drainage issues. In 2013, then candidates Bill Cordwell and Jack Collins made stormwater improvements a focus of their campaigns for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. After winning their respective seats, the pair went on to co-chair a community task force on the issue, enlisting the help of local engineers and drainage experts. “I think we’re operating from a preventative point of view rather than reacting to a tragedy,” Collins said. “We want to avoid ignoring the problem until it raises its ugly head and gets us. This is proactive – this is not reactive.” Roadside drainage ditches, designed to absorb stormwater and keep yards and streets clear, are the community’s prim...
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For trash, residents can now ‘pay as you throw’

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Beginning in January, Worcester County will offer residents a “Pay as You Throw (PAYT)” option to dispose of household trash. County officials are billing the option as economically and environmentally friendly. “The new PAYT treats trash disposal just like electricity, gas, water and other utilities,” Public Works Director John Tustin said. “Households pay a variable rate depending on the amount of solid waste disposed of. This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and dispose less waste because the less individuals throw away the less they pay.” With the pay as you go program, homeowners can purchase tags, at a cost of $1 per tag, with tags to be sold in sheets of five. One tag is to be attached to each 33-gallon bag to be disposed of at the central landfill in Newark or the “Homeowner Convenience Centers” located in Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke. Bags larger than 33 gallons will be permitted under the...
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Berlin barrack expands its ‘shop with a cop’ program

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(Dec. 11, 2014) The Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack in partnership with the Worcester County Cricket Center will be conducting its second annual “Shop with a Cop” on Saturday. Last year, the barrack took 11 Worcester County students shopping.   This year, the barrack has increased the number of shoppers because of the support of the Berlin WalMart, The National WalMart Foundation, Harbor Marine of West Ocean City, Denovo’s Trattoria Restaurant of Ocean Pines, The Worcester County CRICKET Center, The Worcester County Board of Education and the sworn and civilian members of the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack, who hope to make the holidays a little brighter for 24 Worcester County students. Each of the 24 Worcester County students, ranging in age from 5 to 13, will be paired with a trooper who will be giving them tours of the barrack, show and tells with patrol vehicles and meet and greets with state police K-9 units.   The Troopers and their sh...
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Pine Tones set their annual holiday concert

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(Dec. 11, 2014)  The Pine Tones Chorus will present its Christmas concert at Atlantic United Methodist Church on Fourth Street in Ocean City, Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The concert theme is “The Colors of Christmas” and features a song with that same title by John Rutter, a famous composer of choral music. The popular songs “Blue Christmas” by Elvis, “Silver Bells” and “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin are well known holiday choices. The seasonal message of peace and good will is also represented by several selections. “Our audience may be surprised to hear one song from Dr. Seuss,” Chorus Director June Todd said.  “This could bring some laughter.” The Pine Tones Chorus includes about 60 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas.   Todd is the chorus director and Sandra Coston-Barkley is the group’s accompanist. A guest musician, Tom Baione, will be playing string bas...
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Capital Ringers to jingle their bells

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Capital Ringers, the community hand bell ensemble that rings six octaves (73 bells) of Schulmerich hand bells and five and a half octaves (67 chimes) of Malmark hand chimes, will perform Saturday at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road starting at 7 p.m. Employing the largest set of hand bells on the Delmarva Peninsula, The Capital Ringer’s will present its “Traditions” concert. Artistic Director Linda Simms established Capital Ringers in 2004 to provide a ringing experience to advanced ringers and to demonstrate to audiences the versatility of hand bells. The ensemble has performed across the peninsula in churches, theaters and schools, and has collaborated with the Delaware Chorale Society, the Queen Anne’s Chorale, Wilmington Hand Bell Ensemble and the First State Dance Academy. It also has performed at the City of Dover Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, the Delaware Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, Olde Dover Days, a...
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Charles will stage hospice benefit concert

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Country artist Jimmy Charles will perform a benefit concert for Coastal Hospice on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 6-10 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. The event will include a silent auction and an opportunity for attendees to donate to Coastal Hospice. Last year, Coastal Hospice provided more than $515,000 in charity care to patients who had no ability to pay. Donations made at the Ocean Pines event will help fund the hospice’s charity care and also honor the donor’s loved one, whose named will be printed on a red angel ornament and hung on the Coastal Hospice angel tree. Charles chose Coastal Hospice for the benefit, because it was the local non-profit that cared for his grandmother. The musician grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Towson University. “I wanted to target an organization that was local to my home on the Eastern Shore,” Charles said. “Coastal Hospice did so much work to help my grandmother as she stayed with us in our ...
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AGH honors Jack Burbage for his service

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Atlantic General Hospital celebrated the commitment and service of Board of Trustees Chairman, John “Jack” H. Burbage, Jr. at  its recent corporation meeting. Burbage has served as an AGH Board of Trustees member since 2007, and while he has officially stepped down from his role as chairman, will remain an integral part of the board. He was voted in as chairman in November 2011. In addition to his involvement with the Board of Trustees, Burbage has been a driving force in philanthropic efforts for the AGH Foundation and has helped them surpass their goals for the past several years. Burbage was presented with a gift recognizing his service as chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has been incredibly generous sharing his time and expertise with AGH and its efforts to be the leader in caring for people and advancing the health for the residents and visitors to our community. “Jack is a great leader in our community, and he has helped guide AGH...
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Pines Players offer ‘Carol’ variation

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Experience “Another Night Before Christmas,” a musical Bistro Theater production by the Ocean Pines Players, Dec. 12-14, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Life Center, on 104th Street in Ocean City. Follow the adventures of Karol, a cynical and embittered social worker, when she is accidentally locked in her apartment with a homeless burglar who claims to be Santa Claus. Written by nationally acclaimed playwright, Sean Grennan, with music by Leah Okimodo, “Another Night Before Christmas” has played to sold out houses across the country since its debut in 2007, but this is its Eastern Shore premier. In addition to a full-length musical play, guests will be treated to live pre-show entertainment and a full dinner, including appetizers, wine, punch, green salad, spaghetti and bread, plus cake, brownies, coffee, and tea during intermission, all for $25. “I don’t know where you can find a better bargain,” said Players Pr...
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OP rec. dept. has holiday kids’ activities

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(Dec. 11, 2014) Area children are invited to join the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department this holiday season for special activities designed just for them. On Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 4-8 can create Christmas ornaments. All materials and instruction will be provided. The cost is $15 for Ocean Pines residents and $20 for non-residents. The workshop will be held at the community center and pre-registration is required.   At the Glamour Girl Holiday Spa Day, girls ages 4-10 will receive spa-like pampering, including manicures, pedicures, hair styling and makeup application. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the community center.   The cost is $15 for Ocean Pines residents and $20 for non-residents. Glamour photos will be available for an additional charge. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for an event, call the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department at 410-641-7052. &...
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