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Heritage Festival set for Saturday

Posted On: 4/23/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(April 23, 2015) Saturday’s Berlin Heritage Festival promises a portal into the past, with displays, artifacts, and live reenactments set to transport guests back through time. Organizer Pat Diniar said the event began with a group of “history-minded” people who felt the town’s history was going under-appreciated. “We’re party animals in Berlin,” she said. “We’ll party at the top of the hat, but nobody remembers the start of the town, which was 1868. There were no elected officials, it was run by a committee until 1897, 1898 when they elected their first mayor, who was John Pitt, who we’re going to honor.” More than a dozen vintage vehicles will be displayed throughout the downtown area, including a 1918 touring car owned by Jack Benny, Reece Cropper’s 1941 Cadillac, a 1957 Thunderbird and fire trucks from the 1920s.   Dinair said guests will also see tandem bikes and historical vegetable trucks, as well ...
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Burley Build to raise money for Worcester Habitat

Posted On: 4/23/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

Burley Build to raise money for Worcester Habitat (April 23, 2015) For the past two years Burley Oak Brewing Co. in Berlin has taken part in the Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s winter fundraiser, Holiday Gala for Homes, raising money to build houses for local families. Inspired to take things to the next level, the brewery endeavored to launch their own series of “benefestivals” for local charities, beginning with the Burley Build Benefest, an outdoor beer and music festival held on the brewery grounds on Saturday, May 16. “We worked with very closely with [Habitat Executive Director] Andrea Bowland the past two years, sponsoring it at the highest level and holding a separate fundraiser to help sell tickets,” General Manager Nicky Chavis said. “After the finale of that event we decided it would be really fun and really cool to do something here.” By holding the event at Burley Oak Chavis said the brewery can keep overhead costs as low as $1,000, meaning almost every dollar raise...
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Purnell and Elder to host town hall mtgs.

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) Worcester County Commissioners Diana Purnell and Ted Elder invite area residents to join them for a town hall meeting Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building on Flower Street in Berlin. Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins will give a brief presentation on the FY16 Requested Worcester County Operating Budget. Requested general fund operating expenditures of $189,825,601 exceed estimated revenues of $167,485,109 by $22 million. This difference must be reconciled by reducing expenditures, generating additional revenues or a combination of the two. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The purpose of this meeting is to familiarize residents with county finances in advance of the annual public budget hearing on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Snow Hill Middle School auditorium. For more information, contact Purnell at dpurnell@co.worcester.md.us or Elder at telder@co.worcester.md.us.
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OPA committee to host second public meeting

Posted On: 4/23/15
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(April 23, 2015) Ocean Pines Association’s 2015 Search Committee will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.   The meeting will be open to Association members and anyone interested in a position on the board is encouraged to attend. The purpose will be to outline the function of the search committee, describe the qualifications of the candidates it searches for, outline the responsibilities of OPA Board members, and receive input from attendees about finding interested candidates. The committee’s function will be to seek at least four candidates to run for the board of directors in the next election to fill two openings for directors Marty Clarke and Sharyn O’Hare who have served the last three years. To be eligible, a candidate must be the owner of record of property in Ocean Pines as of Jan. 1 of this year, eligible to vote as of May 15 and have completed and submitted an application to the search co...
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Garden Market set to open for season, April 25

Posted On: 4/23/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

Garden Market set to open for season, April 25 (April 23, 2015) With the warming weather comes the opportunity to reap the benefits of the Eastern Shore farmland’s bounty, much of which is available at an increasing number of roadside markets. One such stop, Garden Market on 10835 Cathell Road roughly a mile outside of Ocean Pines, reopens for the season with limited hours starting on Saturday, April 25. Husband-and-wife team Lynn and Cindy Crockett started the market part-time in 2008, eventually turning it into a full-time endeavor when Lynn retired from the construction business. The market originally was set inside a small 10-by-15 space, considered a temporary roadside stand, before expanding to a permanent 300-square-foot space with additional parking this year. In the beginning of the season, Lynn Crockett said, crops grown on their own farm are largely supplemented by regional produce, including tomatoes. “We get a lot of stuff as it’s coming up the coast until our stuff starts coming off, like st...
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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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