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Charity seeking volunteers to help needy, elderly, ill

Posted On: 3/20/14
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—Spring arrived this week and The Worship Center is seeking registrants for its second annual SERVEFEST on March 29, a daylong event where church members and local residents join to help community members in financially strained situations.   The Worship Center, located at 10736 Ocean Gateway, announced it is seeking individuals in the Berlin and Ocean City area who may be in need of assistance.  Teams of volunteers will span out throughout the community to help with yard work, washing windows, painting, checking and replacing smoke detectors, and light home repairs, according to its Web site. The center is seeking the names and needs of elderly, ill or financially strapped individuals who need help with a small one to two-hour attainable project. Requests for help will be collected until March 22. Requests can be submitted by telephone at 410-641-3325, or by mail to The Worship Center, 10736 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, Md., 21811. Although The Worship Cente...
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Barks in the Forest dog walk event set for Furnace Town

Posted On: 3/20/14
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SNOW HILL –After a bitterly cold winter, pet owners and their beloved canines are invited to Furnace Town Living Heritage Village on Saturday, April 5, for the first Barks in the Forest dog walk. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Admission will be free for pet owners and $10 for dogs. Once registered, the walk will begin at approximately 10 a.m. Included with paid admission will be dog treats and surprises, door prizes, and free admission to the Furnace Town Village following the walk. All dogs must be leashed, under control of their owners, and up to date on all vaccinations.    For more information, to become a sponsor, or to donate an item contact Karen Taylor at 410-632-2032.
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Assateague Island Alliance to host Dr. Jay F. Kirkpatrick

Posted On: 3/20/14
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MARYLAND–Assateague Island Alliance, the non-profit friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore, will host Dr. Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Saturday March 22 at 11 a.m. in the ASIS Environmental Education Center (old visitor center).   Dr. Kirkpatrick is the scientist and researcher who partnered with ASIS and spent 27 years making the humane control of the wild horse population on Assateague Island (Maryland district) come to life. Did you know Assateague Island National Seashore and the fertility control program used to manage the population of the wild horses in the Maryland district has been pioneering?   Beginning in 1986, fertility control measures developed on, and used by ASIS are the first to show that fertility control could be applied to free-ranging wildlife remotely and the entire reproductive cycle could be monitored without capturing animals.   ASIS was the first to use a completely new approach for monitoring genetics that doesn’t even re...
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Abuse prevention nominees sought for council awards

Posted On: 3/20/14
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SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of adults, youth, or groups who have made outstanding community contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment.  The awardees will be honored by Worcester County residents, elected officials, and Council members at the 23rd Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception.  The reception will be held at the Worcester Career and Technology High School 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, and will celebrate the 31st year of the Council’s existence.   Nominations of individuals or groups who have performed commendably and beyond the call of duty are currently being accepted at the Worcester County Health Department.  Criteria for selection of honorees include: program impact on community, appropriateness of approach, and personal contribution to the program.  Anyone who received an award in the past three years is not eligible.  The deadline for nominations is April 1...
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Four friends bring ‘Sassy Moments’ to mini-mall

Posted On: 3/20/14
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—What do you get when you cross four friends, three specialty boutiques, two relatives and a row of next-door neighbors? You get the newest addition to the lineup of merchants in the Uptown Antiques mini-mall—Sassy Moments at Home, a home décor emporium. Proprietors Laura Blinn, Holly McIntyre, Fran Murray, and Barbara Therry, have all previously owned stores in the Berlin area, which they closed due to family obligations and they all are neighbors. Therry and Blinn are a mother and daughter team, who used to own Moments in West Ocean City; Murray who currently hosts Upscale Yard Sale in Ocean Pines, sold the Sassafras Station Boutique she founded in Berlin in 2002 to a purchaser who has since gone out of business; and McIntyre’s previous venture was Home Fittings in Pennington Commons near Ocean Pines. Although the name “Sassy Moments at Home” may suggest otherwise, the name is an innocent hat tip to the group’s previous business ventu...
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Farmer’s market to extend hours

Posted On: 3/20/14
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OCEAN PINES– Due to its growing popularity, the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will extend its operating hours beginning May 3. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a change from its current 8 a.m. to noon hours of operation. The market will continue to be held on Saturdays at White Horse Park, located at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The current fall and winter market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon through April 26.  In conjunction with the Easter/Spring Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt on April 19, the market will remain open until 2 p.m. Going forward, the Ocean Pines Farmers Market will operate year-round from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information about vending, contact market manager David Bean at 410-251-6383. For more information about the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, contact Teresa Travatello, director of marketing and public relations for Ocean Pines, at 410-641-7717 ext. 3006.
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DPI scholarship deadline April 1

Posted On: 3/20/14
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MARYLAND–Applications for the 2014 Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program must be received at the DPI office by April 1. Undergraduate applicants must be a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States. The program is also open to high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to any segment of Delmarva’s poultry industry and be planning a career in this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application. Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria and the individual must be engaged in research that directly benefits Delmarva’s poultry industry. Application forms and additional scholarship information are available on the DPI Web site at www.dpichicken.org (click on DPI College Scholarship Program), or contact the DPI office at 800-878-2449 or by e-mail at dpi@dp...
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Women-owned businesses MCE loan recipients

Posted On: 3/20/14
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MARYLAND–The new MCE Women-Owned Business Loan Fund has loaned more than $500,000 to businesses owned by women on The Eastern Shore and in the Annapolis-Baltimore area since its founding. Launched last August by Salisbury-based Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc., the fund makes small business loans $5,000 to $150,000 to businesses owned by women in the target area and provided them technical assistance through the MCE Women’s Business Center with offices in Salisbury and Baltimore. The WOBL Fund and WBC are a part of MCE’s effort to assist the fastest growing segment of business owners – women. The advisory boards are co-chaired by two prominent women entrepreneurs. They are Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, principal of Global Policy Solutions and wife of US Congressman Elijah Cummings (D, MD) and Mitzi Perdue, Perdue family matriarch. The Fund was started with a $500,000 allocation from MCE which has increased to $750,000. With the success of the effort, mor...
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County arts council to hold April juried show at gallery

Posted On: 3/20/14
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BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of April at the WCAC Gallery, located at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin. Artwork must be delivered to the Arts Council’s Gallery, March 24-28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to be accepted. The selected theme is “Earth – Through the Artist’s Eye,” and entries should reflect artist’s representation of nature, the environment, green health and lifestyle, recycling and sustainable practices. Artists are encouraged to use recycled materials including, but not limited to: wood, metal, stone, used glass, paper, fabric, pottery or plastic. The exhibition is open to all artists, 18 years and older, professional or amateur with work in all media. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously shown at the arts council. Artwork will be juried in by Kate Patton, executive director o...
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School deadlines for farmers fast approaching

Posted On: 3/20/14
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NATIONWIDE–The deadline is fast approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Nominations will be accepted until April 6. Eligible farmers can nominate their school district by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332. Grants are awarded based on merit, need and community support. The more farmers who nominate a school district, the more it demonstrates community support and can strengthen the school district’s application. This year, the program has expanded to 18 new counties, for a total of 1,289 eligible counties across 39 states. School administrators in nominated districts will have until April 21 to submit their applications online. The application website is also equipped to help answer specific questions about the Grow Rural Education program overall and assist with the grant writing process....
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