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Berlin Little League players to be honored with parade

Posted On: 8/28/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Following a season filled with unparalleled successes, the town will honor its more than 500 area Little Leaguers during a parade on Oct. 10. Berlin approved the parade during a Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 25. “It’s going to honor all of my all-star teams,” said Berlin Little League President Norman Bunting. That includes District 8 all-star teams, tournament teams and 7-8-year-old pitching machine teams. The 13-year-old Intermediate all stars finished as a United States runner-up in the Little League World Series in Livermore, Ca., and the 9-10 all-stars won a state championship and played in the regional tournament in Cranston, RI. “I attribute their success to good volunteers, to having good baseball people, and I will give a lot of credit to travel baseball in our area,” Bunting said. “A lot of these kids do play travel ball, which gives them year-round training and year-round baseball. That really helps these y...
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Massive Tyson’s Park project could finally be moving forward

Posted On: 8/28/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After months of speculation, the massive Tyson’s Park project could be moving forward next month. The project would be set on the former Tyson’s Foods Inc. chicken processing plant on Old Ocean City Boulevard, land that has gone unused since the company closed in 2003, laying off 600 Berlin workers. In April a mockup of “Tyson’s Park,” a huge indoor/outdoor recreation complex with a fairgrounds and an amphitheater created by Vista Design, Inc., began circulating in the town. The company declined to comment on the project, and some labeled it as a publicity stunt. Berlin officials shelved the matter for most of the summer, but members of the town’s Ethics Commission met on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to discuss the project, and the impending release of the advisory opinion could trigger movement towards a feasibility study as well as serious debate by the Mayor and Council. District 2 Councilmember Lisa Hall wrote a letter to Town Administ...
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Dog attack leads Berlin to reexamination of leash law

Posted On: 8/28/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– A dog attack led to a reexamination of leash laws at a Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 25. Berlin resident Pam Hay said she was walking her dog on Saturday, Aug. 2, at approximately 3 p.m. when an unleashed dog attacked her 3-year-old cairn terrier Lulu. Hay said the attacking dog, a large mixed-breed resembling a beagle, was two-and-a-half times the size of her dog. “He started biting the heck out of my dog,” Hay said. “I got wounded trying to get that dog off of my dog – obviously that dog was not on a leash – and that’s the second time that dog came after my dog. “The first time the woman told me that dog would never hurt anybody or anything,” Hay continued. “I’m here because people don’t know what their dogs are going to do and they should be on a leash. We have a lot of people who aren’t keeping their dogs on their property and I think that we need to get some stronger laws about ...
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Purvis named as interim SHHS principal

Posted On: 8/28/14
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SNOW HILL- Twenty-one year Worcester County Public School veteran Kimberly Purvis will be serving as the interim principal of Snow Hill High School, effective Aug. 20. The school system made the announcement after the resignation of Tom Davis, former Snow Hill High School principal. Davis was appointed on Aug. 19 by the Somerset Board of Education as an assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. “Building and supporting strong leadership skills in our administrative staff help make sudden transitions as seamless as possible,” said superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson. “Ms. Purvis has a wealth of experience and she will lead Snow Hill High School forward to another highly successful school year.” Purvis has a long-standing relationship with Snow Hill High School and is very familiar with the school’s renovations. In addition to serving as Snow Hill High School’s assistant principal for the last two years, she was a school counselor at SHHS...
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Raffle winner gets chance to name Assateague foal

Posted On: 8/28/14
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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Assateague Island Alliance, friends group of Assateague Island National Seashore, presents a rare opportunity to “Name That Foal.” Enter the Name That Foal Charitable Raffle for a chance to name the wild Assateague Horse, currently known as N2BHS-AL, a pinto filly born in December 2013. The foal was a “Christmas Surprise” and despite the polar vortex and being born in the winter, she is surviving and thriving on the sands and shores of Assateague Island. N2BHS-AL along with her mother N2BHS-A (Gokey Go Bones) are both part of N9BM-E (Yankee’s) band and can be seen often in the developed zone of Assateague Island. Donations are $20 per ticket and only 500 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will benefit Assateague Island National Seashore. The raffle will be held through Labor Day weekend and tickets may be purchased at Paws and Claws stores in West Ocean City and on 118th Street in Ocean City, and Zenna Wellness Studio in Berlin until ...
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AAA expecting heavy travel volume for Labor Day holiday

Posted On: 8/28/14
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MARYLAND - AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, Aug. 28 to Monday, Sept. 1. Highlights from 2014 Labor Day Travel Forecast include: •Historically, when Labor Day weekend begins in August, Americans have shown a higher tendency to travel. •Consumer spending has surpassed income growth, indicating that Americans are willing to take on debt to finance a vacation. •Automobile travel will increase by 1.4 percent this year, with 29.7 million travelers hitting the road. •Nearly 8 percent of travelers (2.65 million) will travel by air, a one percent increase from last year. •...
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Tickets now on sale for OP Chamber cash, bingo event

Posted On: 8/28/14
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OCEAN PINES–Tickets are on sale now for the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Cash & Prize Bingo event on Friday, Sept.12 in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Bingo players will win cash and prize packages from local area businesses. Each game is worth at least $50 and special games are played for $100 cash. There will also be a Chinese auction, extra games and a 50/50 raffle.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased online at  www.oceanpineschamber.org or at the Ocean Pines Chamber office, 11031 Cathell Road Berlin. Space is limited so advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. The event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our local businesses and connecting with our year-round residential community. For more information, or to pu...
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Thom Gulyas candidate for Berlin Town Council seat

Posted On: 8/28/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After more than 25 years the town will have a new face in the At Large seat on the council. Ace Printing owner Thom Gulyas, 49, is the first person to publicly announce candidacy for the seat vacated by retiring councilmember Paula Lynch. Gulyas, who ran against District 2 Councilperson Lisa Hall six years ago, said he spoke with Lynch on the phone last week. “She's done a fantastic job – a phenomenal job – and I told her that on the phone when I spoke to her,” he said. “I said, ’they may be little shoes physically, but they're big shoes to fill that’s for sure.’” Gulyas obtained the papers to run for the Berlin Town Council and expects to file this week. “I've been going around seeing folks, making sure I have a decent base to work from,” he said. “You have to make sure that you're fairly well known in the community and that you have the backing of your friends and business associates – f...
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Expo coming to airport, Aug. 30

Posted On: 8/21/14
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WEST OCEAN CITY–Ocean City Aviation Association presents the “Wings & Wheels” Expo 2014 at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   This event will include a display of aircraft and motor vehicles from the past, as well as various crafts and merchandise. Vendors will be on hand to provide food and beer for purchase.   Helicopter rides for tours of the area will also be available for a fee. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and trophies will be awarded for aircraft and vehicle class competitions.   Funds raised will benefit the ongoing maintenance and care of the historic Huey Veterans Memorial helicopter display at the airport. The Town of Ocean City in cooperation with the Ocean City Aviation Association and the airport’s management have made this event possible. Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free. For more information, contact Candace Jones at 410...
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County Arts Council looks to expand; needs teachers

Posted On: 8/21/14
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BERLIN–Looking for more opportunities to teach art? To encourage art education in the local communities, the Worcester County Arts Council is seeking to expand its offerings of children and adult art classes and is currently accepting proposals from qualified instructors who would like to teach a variety of visual arts, performing arts, and other media, including writing and fine crafts. Interested instructors should submit a short resume and a letter of interest outlining the class they would like to offer. Proposals should be sent to Anna Mullis, executive director at anna@worcestercountyartscouncil.org or mailed to the Worcester County Arts Council, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin Md. 21811. Class/workshop proposals for the 2014 fall/winter season should be submitted by Aug. 31 for consideration. For more information or any questions, call the Worcester County Arts Council’s office at 410-641-0809.
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