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Minority Scholarship accepting applications

Fund open to area students interested in health care, education or STEM careers (March 15, 2018) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is accepting applications for the Hazel Minority Scholarship. The Hazel Minority Scholarship requires applicants to be minority residents of Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset counties who are interested in pursuing a career in… Read more »

Hal Glick sets new fundraising record

(March 15, 2018) An event record of $130,000 was raised in support of this year’s Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award Gala, to be distributed amongst local charities. As one of the annual recipients, Atlantic General Hospital Foundation received a $9,000 donation from this year’s gala. The Glick Award started in 2010 with the recognition of… Read more »

Coastal Hospice adds three board members

Michael P. Dunn continues as chairman, Alane Capen remains nonprofit president (March 15, 2018) Coastal Hospice announces its new board of directors for 2018, including three new members. For a second year, Michael P. Dunn continues in the chair position, and Stephen R. Farrow as vice chair. Lorie Phillips continues as treasurer and Alane Capen… Read more »

Ocean Pines pool to close from March 25-29

(March 15, 2018) The indoor Sports Core Pool at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines will be closed March 25-29 for a semi-annual full drain and cleaning, as well as to address routine maintenance issues. The closure, which occurs every spring and fall, was originally scheduled for March 26-28, according to Ocean Pines Aquatics Director… Read more »

Registration now open for Ocean Pines summer camp

(March 15, 2018) The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department invites Ocean Pines residents to register for its summer day camp, Camp Ocean Pines, and its extension of summer day camp, Camp Endless Summer. “If your idea of summer camp is limited to telling stories around campfires, think again,” said Ocean Pines Marketing and Public… Read more »

Taste of the Finer Things on April 11 to benefit Hospice

(March 15, 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 Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. The event showcases the… Read more »

Snow Hill Council considers grant for senior center

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) Heading into budget season, Town of Snow Hill officials are eager to help the community’s nonprofit organizations, but also are aware of the limited funds they have to distribute. During a work session last Tuesday, Mayor Charlie Dorman said the Snow Hill Senior Center requested a grant… Read more »

Pillowcase Ministry doing sew well

(March 8, 2018) Since its founding in 2011, the Pillowcase Ministry Mission continues to thrive on the Eastern Shore. Recently, volunteers met to organize materials for kitchen kits. One hundred kitchen kits were assembled, including pot holders, soap, dishcloths, towels, scrubbers and sponges. Young girls from the villages of Panama and Haiti will benefit from… Read more »

Registration open for OPA 50th anniversary parade

(March 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 along Ocean Parkway, with a Community Family Day celebration immediately following the parade at Veterans Memorial Park. “Most of us know how much fun we had with previous anniversary parades,” parade Chairwoman Carol Ludwig said. “This… Read more »

Pocomoke parade planners surprised with certificates

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) Pocomoke City Councilman Dale Trotter on Monday presented certificates of appreciation to Councilwoman Esther Troast and resident Sue Tull for having helped plan a recent surprise homecoming parade for Mayor Bruce Morrison. “Last Sunday, our mayor was able to return home, and what he returned home to… Read more »