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Cheryl Jacobs looks back on Pines service

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Ocean Pines Association Vice President Cheryl Jacobs attended her final regular board of directors meeting last Friday. Jacobs, 70, is originally from Hagerstown, Maryland and spent 23 years in the telecommunication industry. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and University of Baltimore School of Law… Read more »

Berlin 11-12 All-Stars take home state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The 11-12 Berlin Little League All-Star team won the state championship last week and is now in the hunt for a regional title. The squad captured the state championship on Saturday, July 28, in Hagerstown, shutting out Chesapeake City Little League, 6-0. “It’s a huge accomplishment for… Read more »

Worcester farmer’s markets fruitful

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) Worcester County offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as other homemade goods, at several area farmer’s markets. Berlin: The Berlin Farmer’s Market, on Artisan’s Way, reopened for the season on Sunday, June 17, two months after the original Friday market closed. “When… Read more »

Berlin Little League 11-12 team pursues title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) After another week of tournaments, one Berlin Little League All-Star team continues to pursue a state championship title. 11-12 League In state competition, the 11-12 team defeated South Maryland Little League in Hagerstown on Saturday, July 21, 12-1. Then on Tuesday, the Berlin team edged out Concocheague… Read more »

White Horse Park investigated for code violations

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 26, 2018) Worcester County and the White Horse Park community are working toward a solution after complaints emerged about residents using the campground as their primary residence despite a caveat in the zoning code preventing such use. Campgrounds in Worcester County are for seasonal use only, and not meant to… Read more »

Workers to Town Council: Let them eat cake

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) In what has become an annual tradition, Town of Berlin employees opened a Town Council meeting Monday by thanking their bosses. “You do an awful lot for the employees of this town – I don’t know if you realize what you do,” Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood said…. Read more »

Pines GM on geese, software and crab pier

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Bailey addressed goose control, buying new financial software and rebuilding the crab pier, in an interview Monday. He also talked about reports of unsafe conditions outside the swim and racquet club. On the removal of about 300 Canada geese last month, Bailey… Read more »

Tenth annual Jesse’s Paddle, Sat.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Pocomoke River in Snow Hill will be overrun with canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in support of suicide prevention during the 10th annual Jesse’s Paddle fundraiser, this Saturday. The event, which is organized by the Friends of the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, will take place at the Pocomoke… Read more »

Depot lends brushes to Legion post repainting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) American Legion Post #231 on Saturday got a makeover by volunteers from the veterans’ organization with the help of a donation of paint and labor by Home Depot. “We’ve been trying to get this project started for three years. To get people to volunteer their time and with… Read more »

Berlin notification system still being refined

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Town of Berlin officials continue to tweak communications with the public, especially those stemming from the CodeRED emergency notification system. Put into effect in 2014, CodeRED sends texts or emails and delivers phone messages during emergencies. On July 6, for example, an alert went out saying power was… Read more »