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One dirt biker apprehended and fined, one that got away

Posted On: 7/13/17
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(July 13, 2017) Worcester County deputies were dispatched to the area of Public Landing Road and McCabes Corner Road in Snow Hill to investigate reports of dirt bikes riding up and down Public Landing Road. Finding two individuals on dirt bikes on the roadway, the deputy attempted to stop the vehicles, but the operators fled. One subject, later identified as Dantwyne Taylor, 33, of Salisbury, drove west toward Route 113 and turned south, riding on the paved shoulder of the northbound lanes before turning into a cornfield. Searching the field, deputies located the dirt bike, but not the driver. He was later found walking along Route 113 near Brick Kiln Road. Taylor was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, and was held on $5,000 bond. Deputies did not locate the other operator.
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Ballots for 2017 Ocean Pines BOD election sent out

Posted On: 7/13/17
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(July 13, 2017) Ocean Pines Association (OPA) mailed election ballots to its members in good standing this week. In accordance with the OPA bylaws, no member may vote if the member has failed to pay the annual charge, including any assessed interest levied by the association. There are four candidates to fill two open positions on the Board of Directors, Colette Horn, Nicole Schafer Crosariol, Doug Parks and Marty Clarke. Voters may select no more than two of the following candidates. Write-in candidates are not permitted. One election ballot and a postage-paid return envelope will be mailed for each Ocean Pines property owned, regardless of the number of lot owners on the land record. Mailed ballots must be received at the post office by Thursday, Aug. 10. Ballots may be dropped off in the ballot box inside the Ocean Pines Police Station at the OPA Administration Building no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Votes will be counted on Aug. 11. Election results will be announced during ...
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Berlin Council Briefs

Posted On: 7/13/17
Written By: Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(July 13, 2017) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall on Monday: Special events The council unanimously supported two events: the Heroes Never Forget 5K on Sept. 10 and National Night Out on Aug. 1. Heroes Never Forget is a new event, sponsored by and benefiting the Berlin Fire Company. OC Tri-Running will help organize it. National Night Out is an annual program organized locally by the Berlin Police Department. It will be held at Dr. William Henry Park from 4-7 p.m. and will include at least eight other local organizations and nonprofits, according to Police Chief Arnold Downing. Code changes Two ordinances related to town parks were adopted unanimously. Administrative Services Director Mary Bohlen said the items were essentially bringing the code up to date. The changes clarified the role of the parks commission, gave the Town Council leeway on approving events that include alcohol in the parks, and allow bicycles ...
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Berlin Briefs

Posted On: 7/13/17
Written By: Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(July 13, 2017) Sidewalks repairs Maryland State Highway officials began work Monday to improve the sidewalks on South Main Street, from Tripoli Street to the cemetery, according to Town Administrator Laura Allen. She said most of the work would address ADA accessibility issues. “The quality of the sidewalk, especially on the left-hand side, is particularly bad,” Allen said. “[State Highway] are mindful of that and have indicated to us their commitment to make those sidewalks compliant.” The improvements will cost the town nothing. Allen said work would probably last about 60 days and would not require significant road closures.   Decatur collaboration Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells is working with students from Stephen Decatur High School on a summer art project. The students will help paint picnic tables used for the Third Thursday concert series in exchange for service learning hours. Stephen Decatur High School teache...
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‘Coffee, Tea, Harmony,’ July 15

Posted On: 7/13/17
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(July 13, 2017) The Delmarva Chorus, a women’s a capella group, will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July, 15, at the Ocean Pines Community Center. This year’s theme is “Coffee, Tea and Harmony at Camp Delmarva.” Tickets cost $10. The women have been singing together and sharing their gifts with Ocean Pines, Berlin, Ocean City and surrounding communities since the Chorus was founded in 2001. Each year, there are many opportunities for the group to volunteer their voices and perform at numerous events and locations – these include, but are not limited to – tree lightings, places of worship, holiday, veteran and memorial events, as well as nursing homes and senior centers.   While singing is the main focus, the Delmarva Chorus members and Director Carol Ludwig often lend their many talents and charitable giving when requested by groups like Worcester GOLD and others. The Delmarva Chorus is a nonprofit organization. For tickets, contact Debbi...
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Event hopes to find ‘fur-ever’ homes for dogs and cats, Sat.

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(July 13, 2017) The Ocean Pines Farmers Market’s annual “Paws and Whiskers” fundraiser and adoption event on Saturday, July 15 will benefit the Worcester County Humane Society, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter serving all of Worcester County. The Ocean Pines Farmers Market will host the outdoor pet adoption event and fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pet-friendly event, which will be held in conjunction with the weekly market, will offer a variety of activities for pets and their owners including demonstrations, clinics, pet services and giveaways. The first 75 pet-parents to arrive at the market will receive a free goody bag full of pet items and coupons donated by Precious Paws Animal Hospital, of Ocean City. Demonstrations will include agility and dog dancing by the Salisbury Kennel Club and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. Several tote bags of products, including merchandise that has been donated by the all-natural dog supplement com...
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Ocean Pines Golf Club renovations continue

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(July 13, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association recently made progress toward renovation to the second floor of the Ocean Pines Golf Club. The second level will significantly improve the building’s accessibility, upgrade its amenities and bring a number of other improvements to the building, which dates back to the early 1970s. “We’re hoping to hit a hole-in-one with construction work to the entrance and second floor of the facility, which are progressing well,” Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer said. “The Ocean Pines Public Works Department is working to complete phase two of the Golf Club project. Most of the interior construction work, within this phase, will take place on the second level, where banquet and wedding services are offered to residents and guests.” The second level is getting a floor-to-ceiling makeover. The reconfiguration project is adding a number of meeting rooms, a 60-seat boardroom, a restored outside deck, ...
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Uncertainty continues for Pocomoke barber

Posted On: 7/13/17
Written By: Greg Ellison, Staff Writer

(July 13, 2017) The owners of Fontaine’s Barber Shop in Pocomoke City are feeling optimistic that property renovations begun in February 2016 may finally come to fruition.   Charles Fontaine Sr., who has operated scissors and clippers in Pocomoke since 1968, appeared at a City Council meeting last month to ask for help after general contractor T/A Exteriors of Westover apparently quit the job. Pocomoke also has an interest in the project, because it provided matching funds through a Maryland Department of Housing Community Legacy Grant. “It wasn’t the city’s fault, it was the contractor,” Charles Fontaine said. “The problem is it was not done to our satisfaction.” When T/A Exteriors came on board in early 2016, Charles Fontaine said indications were the three-part project — updating the barber shop, a two-bedroom apartment an and adjacent 400 square feet of office space — would progress quickly.      &#...
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‘New blood’ wins Bathtub Races

Posted On: 7/13/17
Written By: Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(July 13, 2017) H.T. Harrison & Sons Inc. took home the trophy at the 2017 Berlin Bathtub Races Friday night by besting Costa Ventosa Winery and Brewery by roughly the length of a rubber ducky during the final race. “It feels great! We’re going to Disney World,” Racer Travis Harrison, 22, said afterward. Harrison pushed the winning bathtub while his girlfriend, Brooke Chambers, drove. It was an especially sweet victory for his mom, Capri Harrison, who said she asked her kids to participate in the races as a birthday present. She and her husband bought a house in Berlin, last October. “We heard about all the wonderful events that Berlin offers,” she said. “We just so enjoy being here. We come in on the weekends. We’re hoping to retire here within a year. We’re very excited. This is such a wonderful town and wonderful event and I’m thoroughly enjoying being a part of it.” Capri said she thought they stood a chance af...
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Community Briefs

Posted On: 7/13/17
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Dean’s List Cassidy Larwood, of Ocean Pines, has earned a spot on the Dean’s List for three consecutive years in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, at the University of Central Florida. She is majoring in biomedical studies. She will begin her senior year this fall. Larwood is a 2014 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the daughter of Robyn and Dave Baker, and John and Debbie Larwood. Graduate First Lt. Andrew Murrell graduated from A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) fighter training on April 27 and is now a mission-qualified pilot.   During the last nine months at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, Lt. Murrell flew multiple sorties learning dog-fighting tactics, navigation, close-air support, air-to-air missile warfare, as well as the bombing and strafing of ground targets.     This month, Lt. Murrell reported to Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia where he joined the 75th Fighter Squadron (Flying Tigers). He will l...
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