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Viola reports May ends with good numbers


By Greg Ellison Despite challenges, OPA operations still in black (July 9, 2020) The May financial report for the Ocean Pines Association showed a net operating profit of $92,000, as revenue losses of roughly $370,000 were countered by reductions in expenses, OPA General Manager John Viola reported last Wednesday. In addition to reviewing profit and… Read more »

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OP inches toward digital messaging signs

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By Greg Ellison (July 9, 2020) The OPA Communication Advisory Committee’s efforts to upgrade more than a dozen manually updated community signs took another step forward last Wednesday after the board approved a zoning amendment application with Worcester County. Director Dr. Colette Horn reported during the board meeting that existing county zoning regulations would require… Read more »

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Police, military honor terminally ill veteran


By Greg Ellison (July 9, 2020) More than 50 vehicles paid tribute to retired Anne Arundel County Police Cpl. Doug Juckett, 80, in a drive-by ceremony Monday at the Macky & Pam Stansell House Coastal Hospice in Ocean Pines. Charlie Dorman, past president with the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club, helped organize the gathering of law enforcement… Read more »

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OP Kiwanis Club turns 40 during pandemic

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By Greg Ellison (July 9, 2020) After decades of sponsoring community enrichment campaigns, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will mark its 40th anniversary this year, albeit in a subdued manner because of covid-19 concerns. Public Relations/Press Chairman Dave Landis said the group, which was originally designated as the Kiwanis Club Berlin-Ocean Pines,… Read more »

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Berlin audio tour features old script


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The audio walking tour of Berlin unveiled last month has its own background story, considering that it was almost lost to history itself. “The Globe had a cassette tape audio walking tour that I found in a file folder when I was going through some of the… Read more »

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Berlin informs residents about pollination


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) Berlin might have observed National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, but the buzz in town was toned down somewhat by the distancing requirements necessitated by the efforts to curtail the spread of covid-19. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the town did everything it could safely do… Read more »

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i.g. Burton dealership plan for redevelopment approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan for the redevelopment of the i.g. Burton Chevrolet dealership on  Old Ocean City Boulevard on June 24, with just one addition: a tree on the southwest corner of the lot. The meeting was a continuation from a June… Read more »

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Letters to the editor


KKK-related print material found Editor, It is hard to believe we live in a community where recent KKK-related print materials were left in driveways of local residents of Berlin, Ocean Pines and West Ocean City. This is an affront, not just to those who received these hate-filled, scare-mongering missives, but to all of us who… Read more »

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Sad summer with no Berlin Little League

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Just when we really needed a feel-good diversion from the extremely upsetting difficulties of our times, the one thing we normally could count on to unite our communities and give us something to cheer about has fallen victim to covid-19. To borrow from “Casey at the Bat,” there will be no baseball joy in Berlin… Read more »

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