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Berlin club gives $3,950 to local nonprofit groups

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (March 22, 2018) The Berlin Lioness Club distributed checks to 12 local organizations, totaling $3,950, on Monday evening at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services’ office in Berlin. “The money donated goes back into the community to help local families in need,” said Berlin Lioness Club President Elaine Anderson. “We give… Read more »

Dive-in Easter Egg hunt at Pines pool Friday, March 23

(March 22, 2018) Dozens of young divers and snorkelers, age 11 and under, are expected to wade into the indoor heated pool in Ocean Pines on Friday, March 23 in search of prizes during the community’s annual Easter Egg-stravaganza Dive and Pool Party. “Who knew the Easter Bunny likes to swim? Well, he does,” said… Read more »

‘Algonquest’ cycling event debuts in Pocomoke

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Cycling enthusiasts can ride the newest trail in the Pocomoke Forest during a new three-day bicycling event, Algonquest, March 23-25. The Algonquin trail, which connects Worcester and Wicomico counties, begins at the Foster trailhead and ends 12.5 miles away at Milburn Landing Campground. Friday and Saturday rides… Read more »

Young Dems raise money for March for Our Lives trip

Fifty-five students, teachers will bus to Washington, D.C. By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (March 22, 2018) Local high school students who are members of The Worcester County Young Democrats have been raising money on a Go Fund Me page since Feb. 19 to pay for a bus trip to Washington D.C. for the March for… Read more »

School students benefit from pilot sports program

(March 22, 2018) Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw stopped by Pocomoke Middle School recently to witness the positive impact a pilot sports program is having on area youth. The program, begun in January, provides recreational sports opportunities to more than 90 youth from fourth through eighth grade each Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the school…. Read more »

3/22/18 Business Briefs

Joins firm Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, Inc. announces Real Estate Agent Chase Church has joined the firm. Church grew up in Ocean City and attended Stephen Decatur High School. He played soccer and baseball in his four years at Decatur. He then moved south for his four collegiate years where he studied communications and… Read more »

Berlin finishes Baker Street construction

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Construction on Baker Street in Berlin is expected to conclude this week. The Town Council budgeted $120,000 for the project last April, but costs increased when additional drainage work was needed. The council approved a $139,364.57 contract with Goody Hill Goundwork Inc. last October. Work began late… Read more »

Fine art from glass at Swimming Dog Studio in Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Donald Cheeseman opened the Swimming Dog Glass Studio last summer in Snow Hill, but the gallery and workshop only recently began to take shape. Cheeseman, 67, spent his first 30 years living just north of San Diego. After relocating to the East Coast, he taught English and… Read more »

St. John to present Tenebrae service in Pines

Candlelight, meditation and music planned at Catholic Church, Sunday at 5 p.m. (March 22, 2018) St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Pines will hold a Tenebrae service on Sunday, March 25 at 5 p.m. This service provides an opportunity for the Christian community to meditate and reflect on the darkness of our Lord… Read more »

Kathy Hill named crafter of month

(March 22, 2018) The Pine’eer Craft Club recognizes Kathy Hill as its crafter for March. Hill currently lives in Sykesville, Maryland with her husband. They are part-time residents of Ocean Pines. She is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Winters Mill High School in Westminster. As a hobby, Hill started a business… Read more »