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James Hastings benefit will aid him and family

Posted On: 11/13/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(Nov. 13, 2014) Members of the Berlin community will hold a fundraiser Saturday for 49-year-old James Hastings, who suffered severe injuries after being hit by a car as he pulled out of his driveway on a scooter in August. Berlin Police said the Aug. 27 accident occurred as Hastings pulled out on Buckingham Road and was struck by a motorist traveling east. Police also the property Hastings was exiting was partially hidden by a chain-link fence. The car struck the left side of the scooter, throwing Hastings to the ground with the scooter falling on top of him. Police also said Hastings was asphyxiated by his helmet. Rescue workers spent 40 minutes stabilizing Hastings before he was airlifted him helicopter to PRMC. Hastings, who was later transferred to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Pa., suffered brain trauma, broken limbs, internal injuries and cuts and bruises. “He is getting some of his speech back, some of his motor skills,” a police spokesman said. “He sti...
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Care packages assembled for those serving

Posted On: 11/13/14
Written By: Brian Gilliland,Staff Writer

(Nov. 13, 2014) Operation We Care, a 501(c)3 charitable organization is ending its eighth year collecting and distributing supply boxes to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. The deadline to donate is Friday, Nov. 14. Drop-off locations are spread throughout the Salisbury-Ocean City areas and a list of the most-needed items is available at www.operationwecare.org. Students from Showell Elementary and Snow Hill Elementary schools have taken to decorating the boxes for the soldiers, at first drawing or writing directly on the interior of the package and then, after the Post Office began printing on the inside, using construction paper “panels” that are easier to handle and can be easily removed, according to Dawn O’Hara, a teacher at Showell involved with Operation We Care for the past six years. The panels can be decorated before the box is put together, and are just easier to work with, O’Hara said. O’Hara said the children love decorating the boxes an...
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Drive still needs supplies

Posted On: 11/13/14
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(Nov. 13, 2014) Operation We Care is entering the home stretch in pursuit of donations to pack and send to deployed military members this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at OC Floor Gallery in West Ocean City and in the Salisbury area at Minuteman Press, Herl’s Bath & Tile Solutions and Subrunners. Drop-off locations also include most branches of Hebron Savings, BB&T and First Shore Federal banks. The deadline to donate items is Friday, Nov. 14. Operation We Care is a Delmarva-based nonprofit group supporting deployed military members who are far from home. Items will be packed and shipped overseas to arrive before the holidays. Some of the most sought after items included canned pasta, like Chef Boyardee, granola bars, instant oatmeal, Pop Tarts and other handheld snacks, as well as hot chocolate, microwave popcorn and personal items such as deodorant, body wash and shampoo. A complete list of needed items can be found online at www.operationwecare.org....
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State reports October’s take from casinos

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(Nov. 13, 2014) The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced October revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. October’s combined statewide revenue totaled $86,819,616. Casino at Ocean Downs generated $4,122,318 in October, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $166.22. Casino at Ocean Downs’ October revenue decreased by $115,743, or 2.7 percent, from October 2013. The Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot machines. Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $6,132,743 from both slot machines and table games in October. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $142.17 for slot machines, $2,485.83 for banking table games and $337.27 for non-banking table games. Hollywood Casino’s October revenue decreased ...
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Phosphorus study released, phase-in plan pushed

Posted On: 11/13/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

 (Nov. 13, 2014) After weeks of delays, the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network at Salisbury University has released its study on how imposing major restrictions on fertilizers containing phosphorus would affect Maryland farmers financially. The cost is big, ranging from $22 million to $51.6 million, depending on which of three proposed scenarios the study outlines. The problem with phosphorus, which is found in the chicken manure often used as fertilizer, is that it is a nutrient that not only boosts crop growth, but also spurs the growth of oxygen-depleting algae in the Chesapeake Bay after it finds its way there via runoff from tilled lands. The study, “A Scenario Analysis of the Potential Costs of Implementing the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland,” was tacked on to the state’s 2014 budget after it appeared Gov. Martin O’Malley would introduce legislation regulating phosphorus levels in chicken. The Depa...
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OP woman loses life in Rt. 50 car accident

Posted On: 11/13/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(Nov. 13, 2014) Weather was said to have been a factor in the fatal car crash last Thursday at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 346 that claimed the life of 66-year-old Ocean Pines resident Donna Kipps Clarke. Police said Clarke was traveling westbound on Route 346 in a 2008 Volvo C70 at approximately 8:07 a.m. when she failed to yield the right of way to Laura King, 29, of Salisbury. King was traveling east on Route 50 in a 2010 Mazda SUV. Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack and Berlin police and EMS responded to the crash. Clarke was unresponsive on the site. “Both vehicles were totaled,” said Md. State Police Sgt. Adam Howard. “There was front-end damage on the Mazda and driver’s side damage on the Volvo.” EMS transported Clarke to Atlantic General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Responders sent King to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and treated her for minor internal injuries in the chest, back and neck. Howard sa...
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Second Friday Art Stroll a walk through local arts

Posted On: 11/13/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(Nov. 13, 2014) Second Friday returns to Berlin on Nov. 14 from 5-8 p.m., with downtown shops featuring art exhibits, sales, live entertainment and extended hours. The Believe in Tomorrow House by the Sea is the November outreach organization for the Church Mouse on 101 North Main Street. All proceeds will be donated to the local charity. Call 410-641-4385 or visit www.stpaulsberlin.org. Atlantic Retreat will introduce AR Apothecary at A Thread of Elegance on 27 North Main Street. Call 410-430-6581. Baked Desserts Cafe on 4 C Bay Street welcomes artist Debbi Dean-Colley and her found object transformations. Sustainable wines and a new holiday menu will be available for sampling. Call 410-641-1800 or visit www.bakeddessertcafe.com. Mindi Burgoyne, author of “Haunted Ocean City and Berlin” will sign books at Nest on 11 South Main Street, Suite B. Call 410-629-1030 or visit www.nestberlin.com. Bungalow Love on 12 Williams Street features Dogwood Furniture made by a local...
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OP rec. seeks bright holiday for seniors

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(Nov. 13, 2014) Once again, the Ocean Pines Recreation Department is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care to “Be a Santa to a Senior.” The purpose of the Home Instead Senior Care community service program is to positively impact the community by providing holiday cheer and gift giving to seniors who are least likely to receive a present during the holiday season; recipients are normally lonely and financially challenged.   The Home Instead Senior Care office is coordinating with community leaders and non-profit organizations. The committee will obtain names of needy or lonely seniors as well as gift ideas for each senior. The recreation department along with other local merchants will place a Christmas tree inside each of their lobbies through Dec. 5.   Volunteers will write the first name or a code name of the participating senior, and their gift preference on a “Be a Santa to a Senior” tree ornament. Each ornament will be placed on the Chris...
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(Nov. 13, 2014) Hop on the bus for several trips planned by the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department this fall. Destinations include Wallops Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He

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(Nov. 13, 2014) Hop on the bus for several trips planned by the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department this fall. Destinations include Wallops Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Head to New York for a tour of the city and the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Nov. 22. Tour the museum, which opened in May, and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. The cost of the trip with a museum ticket is $100 per person or $80 per person for transportation only. NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility will be the featured destination for a trip on Dec. 2. Tour companion Steve Habeger, a former employee at Wallops, will provide additional information during the facility tour.  Stops during the tour will depend upon what NASA is working on at the time.  The cost is $25 per person. Celebrate the holidays with two scheduled trips.  On Dec. 4, join the Pennsylvania Opry for a Country Gospel Christmas.  After the show, which will feature a collection of Gospel favorites,...
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T-day dash aids Toys for Tots

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(Nov. 13, 2014) CrossFit Ocean City will host its fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Dash benefiting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The event is a 2.4-mile run/walk around the pond in Ocean Pines, starting at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial. The course is three laps with optional obstacle stations. The dash will take place Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. the morning of the race. There is no entry fee, but each participant must bring a new, unwrapped toy. This is a family event and suitable for all fitness levels. The focus is to collect toys for children who would otherwise not receive Christmas gifts because of economic or family conditions. CrossFit Ocean City is a fitness program that incorporates constantly varied functional movements done at high intensity. CrossFit is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. For more information, visit www.crossfitoceancity.com or contact Marley Rakow, marleybrakow@gmail.com, 4...
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