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Concerts in the Park, Thursdays in Ocean Pines

Posted On: 6/18/15
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(June 18, 2015) Ocean Pines is offering free Concerts in the Park Thursday evenings begin at 7 p.m. under the Pavilion in White Horse Park.   The schedule for the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Summer Concert Series is: Thursday, June 18: The Honeycombs Thursday, June 25: 229th Army Band Thursday, July 2: Barren Creek Thursday, July 9: Uptown Band     Thursday, July 16: Tor and Coastal Storm Thursday, July 23: Full Circle Thursday, July 30: Delmarva Big Band      Thursday, Aug. 6: Haleytown Thursday, Aug. 13: Jett Stream Thursday, Aug. 20: JJ Rupp Thursday, Aug. 27: A Classic Case Rain date set for Thursday, Sept. 3 Listen to some fantastic music groups while spending time with family and friends. The first concert is June 18 featuring the cool sounds of The Honeycombs. Voted Delaware’s Favorite Band for 10 consecutive years, The Honeycombs specialize in pop hits from the 1950s and ‘60s. The band was formed in 1990 b...
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Movies, music and more from Pines parks and rec

Posted On: 6/18/15
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(June 18, 2015) Summer is heating up in Ocean Pines as several popular events offered by the Recreation and Parks Department return for the season. Monday Movies in the Park has returned for its second season at 8 p.m. in White Horse Park. A different free family-friendly movie will be shown every Monday through Aug. 31. Concessions will be for sale. Visit OceanPines.org for scheduled movies. The Yacht Club pool will open up for families Wednesday evenings through Sept. 2 from 6-8 p.m.  Games, contests and music will be part of the fun. Food and beverages will be for sale poolside.  The cost is $3 for swim members, $5 for Ocean Pines residents and $7 for non-residents.   Only those swimming pay a fee.   Ocean Pines’ popular summer music series, Thursday Concerts in the Park, will be from 7-9 p.m.  A variety of free family-friendly musical performances will be held weekly through Aug. 27 at White Horse Park. Family games, food and more will be feature...
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‘Famous Storms’ program June 13

Posted On: 6/11/15
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(June 11, 2015) Assateague Island Alliance (AIA), the Friends Group of Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS), will host the popular “Famous Storms of Assateague” program at Assateague Island Environmental Education Center on Saturday June 13. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. prior to the program which begins at 10 a.m.  Discover how Mother Nature shaped the fate of Assateague Island National Seashore; eliminated plans for development and led to the creation of the National Park we know today.   Presenter Christopher Seymour, retired National Park Service ranger who spent 20 of his 33 years as a naturalist/park interpreter at Assateague, will revisit three major storms of the last century and their impacts on the island:  1) The August 1933 storm that wiped out seven blocks of the southern part of Ocean City, created the inlet, and resulted in the jetty system that has been starving Assateague of sand for more than 80 years; 2) The As...
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World Wide Knit in Public Day comes to Pines market, Sat.

Posted On: 6/11/15
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(June 11, 2015) World Wide Knit in Public Day is coming to the Ocean Pines Farmers Market on Saturday, June 13. This worldwide event is the world’s largest knitter event held every year since 2005. The event is free to everyone, and no registration is required, just join the fun at market. KIP (Knit In Public) participants will gather under the large trees along the Farmers’ Market main mid-way to knit. Bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on and enjoy knitting together and socializing with other knitters and market shoppers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit wwkipday.com to learn more about the worldwide event. For more information, contact Ocean Pines Farmers’ Market Manager, David Bean at 410-641-6383.
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Berlin brings back free concert series

Posted On: 6/11/15
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(June 11, 2015) The Berlin Heritage Foundation announces that Taylor Bank will sponsor the first performance in the 2015 Concert on the Lawn series on Sunday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, 208 North Main Street. “Such Fools,” a trio of Mickey Justice on mandolin, Todd Smith on bass and Dick Morris on guitar, will perform during this first concert. “For at least 18 years, the Foundation has been sponsoring these free concerts on the side yard of the Taylor House and they continue to be one of our museum’s most popular community events,” said curator Susan Taylor. “We’ve had some talented musicians perform on the lawn and we look forward to another exciting season featuring all new new groups this year.” Bring a chair and a picnic to enjoy these free concerts on the lawn of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. Concerts in the series are always held at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of June through September. The T...
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‘Antique Capital’ hosts Road Show

Posted On: 6/11/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 11, 2015) Bill Outten, who operates three antique stores in Berlin, held Berlin’s first Antique Art Mart in April in the parking lot of Uptown Antiques. Outten will stage a similar event this Saturday, an Antiques Road Show or sorts, in cooperation with the Atlantic Hotel. These events, Outten said, typify the fact that Berlin is truly “the antique capital of the Eastern Shore.” “The road show is where we have an antique appraiser come in and they evaluate people’s treasurers and give them a fair market value for it,” he said. Charlene Upham and her husband, Steve Blumenauer, who run an appraisal business in Mardela Springs, offered a similar service during the art mart in April. Proceeds from the event went to Berlin Main Street. “That went really well,” Outten said. “We actually had an overflow of people, and [Upham] only had about five minutes of rest that whole time – she worked for four hours straight.” ...
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GM Thompson tapped to take over Sandpiper talks

Posted On: 6/11/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 11, 2015) Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson will be the primary negotiator in an attempt to restart the stalled talks with Sandpiper Energy, the OPA Board of Directors decided last Wednesday. According to several sources on the board, the decision was made following a closed session discussion. Sandpiper, which converted existing propane lines in Berlin and West Ocean City to natural gas last year, hopes to do the same thing in Ocean Pines. The community, however, is believed to have a list of demands that include a new franchise agreement, repayment of legal fees and a turnover agreement. “Bob Thompson will be back in the lead and can hopefully get things moving with Sandpiper,” a source said. “We haven’t heard from Sandpiper in six months, so it’s time for us to reach out to them.” Thompson would inform the board on any significant progress via email, according to sources. The general manager would also provide an upda...
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High Heel Race, Jazz and Blues, bring big crowds

Posted On: 6/11/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 11, 2015) Despite the intrusion of a little rain Berlin drew big crowds with two big events last weekend, raising money for a local charity and keeping the momentum from last year’s ‘Coolest Small Town’ nod alive. On Friday evening the streets were bathed in pink, as stiletto-tipped racers faced off in the third annual High Heel Race, benefiting the Worcester County Chapter of Women Supporting Women. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, wearing his trademark top hat, was unfazed by Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison’s bright yellow tutu and won their head-to-head showdown in the mayor’s race. Gene Spout won the men’s race, while Tabita Enciu took the women’s cup for the third consecutive year. “It was great to see so many gals and guys standing tall in high heels to participate in this year’s race to fight breast cancer,” Williams said. “The turnout of spectators brought both enthusiasm and fun to the entire event.” ...
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Pines to host candidate draw

Posted On: 6/11/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 11, 2015) Ocean Pines will hold a candidate draw in the OPA Board Room at 239 Ocean Parkway at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The seven candidates, vying for two spots on the board, will draw for position on the ballot and seating at the June 24 Candidate’s Forum. This year’s candidates are newcomers Thomas Herrick, Cheryl Jacobs and Carol Ludwig, former board members Terri Mohr, Ray Unger and Bill Zawacki, and Slobodan Trendic, who ran, but dropped out, during last year’s race. The two candidates receiving the highest numbers of votes will be elected for three-year terms.   
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Berlin approves $17.2M budget for fiscal year 2016

Posted On: 6/11/15
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

(June 11, 2015) The Berlin Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its Monday night meeting. The $17.2 million budget represented a 12 percent increase over the previous year’s spending package. Despite the rise, Berlin Mayor Gee Williams said property taxes would hold steady, and residents would not face increases in stormwater, wastewater or utility fees. The electric fund decreased by three percent under the new budget, while water, sewer and stormwater funds all rose. Stormwater spending, up 69 percent, was largely tied to grants from the Department of Natural Resources, Housing and Urban Development and FEMA. “I believe the overall goal of the fiscal ‘16 proposed town budget enables the town of Berlin to maintain a financially stable [budget] … with continued incremental improvements in municipal services, while allowing the town to continue to invest in infrastructure and property to provide permanent benefits to the community in ...
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