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Yenney discusses church's outreach program with club

OCEAN PINES– During the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines – Ocean City on Aug. 14, the guest speaker was Mary Yenney, emergency outreach coordinator for the Community Church’s Emergency Outreach Program.   The Community Church has a well-known and supported thrift store known as "The Nook" from which some of the… Read more »

'Young Playwrights Class' set to perform original scripts

OCEAN PINES—The “Young Playwrights Class," sponsored by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, will present a reader’s theatre performance of their original scripts on Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., according to instructor Sandy Lanier. The performance, presented by young playwrights Marissa Wheaton, Danasia Wright, Kinsie Ruckle and Jackson Darlington and youth actor Emmanuel Aroh, will… Read more »

SHEPHERD’S NOOK FLEA MARKET CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

OCEAN PINES–The main purpose of the Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop at Community Church at Ocean Pines is outreach ministry.  It also provides great fellowship among the volunteers who work there. All the volunteers are working hard to improve the Nook, to make it a better place to shop and to volunteer. Currently the Flea Market area of the… Read more »

Customers urged to ask for official company ID cards

SALISBURY – Delmarva Power reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone. Many companies, including Delmarva Power, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent a company, whether the company is Delmarva… Read more »

Practical options for ownership of your life insurance

Several factors may come into play that could undermine the financial security provided by the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Beyond estate taxes, there is the potential for probate, gift taxes, financial mismanagement, and misuse. Proper planning is necessary to help avoid these threats. Other than owning the insurance yourself, there are three practical… Read more »

Berlin’s five-year business cycle shows net gain

BERLIN—Since December 2008, the Main Street district has gained 62 new businesses and lost 27 due to closures. The impact has resulted in bringing nearly 200 new jobs  — 191.5 full-time equivalent positions — to the business sector while losing less than 60 jobs —57.5 FTEs — to closed ventures over the five-year period, town… Read more »

Father, daughter reopen family shop

BERLIN—In an era of corporate big box stores, Daniel Williams and his daughter Joanne Richardson are taking a step back, to the familiarity of the country general store. Williams said he built the Three Cedars Country Store by hand in 2004, a curious irony since the relatively new building looks decades older—at least on the… Read more »

With new chef, Tex-Mex and Beyond gives itself a restart

BERLIN — Tex-Mex & Beyond hit the “restart” button, with a May 11 re-grand opening of the renovated boarding house at 119 Main St. Tara Wancowicz has been managing the restaurant since it opened on Labor Day 2012. She said the reason for the re-grand opening was to introduce Chef Jason Purkey to the community…. Read more »

Shooter’s Sports Pub opens doors on Route 589

OCEAN PINES — Shooter’s Sports Pub on Racetrack Road opened just in time for Kentucky Derby weekend last Friday. The venture attracted 200 customers in its maiden run and is the brainchild of pub owners Charles Blake, Chris Ward and Vincent Wood, who have freshened up the former Steer Inn site with boldly painted walls… Read more »

Industry's conversion to digital forces old-time movie house to upgrade

DAGSBORO, Del. — If only Frank Capra was still around, he’d probably appreciate the irony of his films being used for Joanne Howe’s “Save the Place” campaign to fund a needed upgrade to digital movie projector technology for her 65-year-old Clayton Theatre. Howe, who bought the movie theater with her husband in 2000, is still… Read more »