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Court date set in Trendic suit against OPA

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(Jan. 23, 2020) The lawsuit filed by former Ocean Pines Association Board member Slobodan Trendic is moving forward after a hearing date of March 25 was announced on Tuesday. This action follows the OPA legal counsel filing a motion to dismiss in Worcester County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. Trendic filed suit on Nov. 15… Read more »

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Valentines for Veterans closes Jan. 31

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(Jan. 23, 2020) While special occasions are not required to offer gratitude for the sacrifices made by U.S. Armed Forces members, the Jan. 31 submission deadline is quickly approaching to participate in Caring for America’s “Valentines for Veterans” program. Caring for America Chairperson Vera Beck said the undertaking is in its 18th year in Worcester… Read more »

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OPA Recreation and Parks Committee reorganized

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(Jan. 23, 2020) Following a brief period of inactivity, the recently reconstituted OPA Recreation and Parks Committee convened earlier this month with discussions covering both procedural matters and future projects. Board liaison Larry Perrone said the committee membership count blossomed over the past month. “We actually have four new people apply to be on the… Read more »

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OPA Board vets proposed budget

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(Jan. 23, 2020) After the Ocean Pines Association fiscal 2020/2021 budget was reviewed earlier this month by the budget and finance committee, General Manager John Viola repeated the process with the board of directors last Wednesday. During the board’s fiscal session on Jan. 15, Viola reported the draft budget binders were prepared and delivered by… Read more »

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Delmarva Birding Weekend begins Friday, spots available

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) Bird watchers and enthusiasts can experience the beauty of the colder season and seasonal birds and aquatic creatures this weekend during the fifth annual Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend. The event kicks off Friday and will run through Sunday, Jan. 27, with trips in Maryland and Delaware. “We… Read more »

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Play It Safe fundraiser dinner, Tues.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) The Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee will hold its 20th annual Italian Feast and Silent Auction at Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 on Sinepuxent Avenue and 138th Street, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5-8 p.m. “We’ve done an Italian feast for years and we’ve… Read more »

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Business

Beach Gypsy store moves from OP to Berlin

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) Best friends Christina Mullaney and Christine Carpenter are moving their boutique and yoga studio from Ocean Pines to Williams Street in Berlin. Beach Gypsy sells athleisure apparel, boho clothing and accessories, crystals, essential oils and yoga apparel and accessories. Throughout the week, the store also offers yoga… Read more »

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Historic Berlin Foodie Tour to come to town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) For Sandy Gillis, creator of the OC Foodie Tour, the soft opening of the Historic Berlin Foodie Tour that took place last month was a success. “Everyone raved about how delicious everything was and how much they enjoyed it,” she said. Gillis said the inaugural Historic Berlin Foodie… Read more »

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Editorial

Fill out census forms, get your money back

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The importance of the decennial headcount conducted by the Census Bureau can’t be overestimated, considering that each uncounted person is worth, theoretically, $18,000 per decade ($1,800 per year) in state and federal grants. That would mean, using rate of participation data provided by the Census Bureau to the Maryland Department of Planning, that Worcester County… Read more »

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Berlin walks fine edge on short-term rentals

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Short-term rentals have become a long-term headache for elected officials across the country, as they weigh the interests of their constituents in residential neighborhoods and the property rights of vacation rental investors. The absence of irrefutable arguments on either side of the debate has resulted a situation so complex that no one has produced a… Read more »

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