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April 16 deadline for arts council grant applications

Berlin nonprofit will award funding for local projects to be held July 1-Dec. 31 (March 22, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council Grants Review Committee is seeking applicants for local art projects to be held in Worcester County between July 1 and Dec. 31. Organizations holding art projects and activities year-around or in both of… Read more »

Reservations open for Taste of Finer Things on April 11

Event, at Harrison’s Harbor Watch, will benefit Stansell House of Coastal Hospice (March 22, 2018) The annual Taste of Finer Things will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison’s Harbor Watch in Ocean City, and reservations are now being accepted. The event benefits the campaign to build The Macky & Pam… Read more »

3/22/18 Snow Hill Briefs

(March 22, 2018) The Snow Hill Town Council discussed the following items at its public meeting at the old train station on Belt Street last Tuesday: Ethics updated The council voted unanimously to approve an amendment to chapter 16 of the town code, on public ethics. Trish Goodsell, assistant to the town manager, said the… Read more »

Local ‘Linus’ has blanketed 10,000

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Since 1995, Project Linus has made and distributed almost seven million blankets to children in need. The nonprofit organization, named for the blanket-clutching character in Peanuts cartoons, movies and comic strips, has more than 300 chapters in 50 states. Locally, the Lower Delmarva chapter is sponsored by… Read more »

Snow Hill’s event roster to add new Fifth Friday Fests

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Snow Hill Economic Development Coordinator Michael Day hopes to bring beer to the upcoming Fifth Friday Festivals, a new series of events starting later this month. The Downtown Merchaants Association will run the events — on March 30, June 29 and Aug. 31 — but because that… Read more »

Group pitches rehab home in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Berlin Town Council on Monday declined to endorse a proposed rehabilitation house in the town, although officials said they supported the concept. Hope4Recovery Inc. Executive Director Patrice Hamilton-Ottey, an Ocean Pines Police detective, founded the Douglas K. Hamilton House for Recovery in the Newton neighborhood of… Read more »

Pines committee seeking volunteer

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Ocean Pines Election Committee, which organizes candidate forums and administers the voting process for board of director elections, is looking for one additional member. A recent game of musical chairs has left the committee with four active members, one short of its full complement. Resolution C-08… Read more »

Search committee could again submit package of reforms

Pines advisory board also looking for BOD candidates By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) In its 2017 report, the Ocean Pines Search Committee recommended several changes to the resolution that governs how it operates, but what happened to those recommendations remains unclear. Although they were considered by the bylaws advisory committee, the suggestions… Read more »

Berlin BZA approves Henry’s Mill exception

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Meeting for the first time in more than a year, the Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday wasted little time approving a variance for lot 21 in the Henry’s Mill subdivision. Applicant Mary Greenwood requested a setback variance for two areas in the rear and side… Read more »

Berlin committee takes deliberate approach

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Berlin Falls Park Committee continues to get its dozen members up to speed on a number of studies and surveys done during the last two years. Committee Chairwoman Amy Field described the most recent meeting, last Thursday, as a “fact-gathering session” that reviewed concepts from 2016… Read more »