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Coastal Bays bat box workshop size limited


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) The Maryland Costal Bays Program will sponsor a Bat Box Bash next Tuesday in Ocean Pines’ White Horse Park from 4-6 p.m., even though the number of participants will be limited. Environmental educator Chandler Joiner said up to eight families, individuals or couples could register for the bat roost… Read more »

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Budget guidance reviewed for next fiscal year


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) With the covid pandemic making revenue and expense projections especially challenging, Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Dick Keiling reviewed the group’s guidance for the next fiscal year operating budget during the board meeting on Saturday. Keiling said the budget committee has requested an updated accounting of Payroll Protection Program… Read more »

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Casino tells OP growth plan

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By Greg Ellison Downs makes pitch  regarding rezoning and its expansion (Oct. 22, 2020) As Worcester County officials continue weighing the merits of a proposed text amendment for a Casino Entertainment District at Ocean Downs on Route 589, the potential facility expansion was also vetted by the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors during its… Read more »

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Spooky Pines parade seeks more vehicular participants

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) Classic rides, Jeeps and fire engines will be frighteningly decorated for the first “Spook The Pines” community parade from noon to 2 p.m. on Halloween. Sponsored by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, the parade will begin at Cathell Road before ending in White Horse Park. Chamber Executive Director… Read more »

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Berlin offers alternative holiday celebrations


Town officials, local leaders get creative with activities for Halloween, Christmas By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 22, 2020) As the coronavirus pandemic persists, Berlin and nearby areas are discovering alternative ways to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Halloween Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St. in Berlin, is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Friday… Read more »

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Nonprofit builds connection to region


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) Coastal Wisdom, a new nonprofit based in Ocean Pines, aims to educate families about the land, culture and heritage of Maryland’s Eastern Shore communities to cultivate responsibility for where they live. “We believe that community and a sense of belonging to place is essential to our well-being,”… Read more »

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Baked, vendors offer Sunday market deals

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) Although the Berlin Farmers Market ended on Sept. 27, regulars can still enjoy baked goods and local products downtown on Sundays. Baked Dessert Café, 4 Bay St., is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with market day special deals on sweet and savory… 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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