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TangerKIDS grant program calls for entries

(Feb. 8, 2018) TangerKIDS Grant Program, an initiative designed to award grant money to schools within the communities of Tanger Outlet centers nationwide, has opened its call for entries. Schools within Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties are invited to submit grant applications. The TangerKIDS Grant Program was designed to satisfy the specific funding needs of… Read more »

2/1/18 Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 1, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board discussed the following items during a regular meeting at the Tern Grille, last Saturday. Treasurer’s report Director Pat Supik, the association treasurer, said the current negative budget variance was about $921,000. She said that number was projected to be about $1.2 million… Read more »

2/1/18 Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 1, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall, last Monday. Econ wrap Wells said Inca Ruins, formerly on 12 Pitts Street, had closed. “They may have closed their shop, but all of their goods will be dispersed at a… Read more »

Worcester Co. Teacher of the Year nominees

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2018) During the monthly Worcester County Board of Education meeting on Jan. 16, the 2018 Teacher of the Year nominees were announced. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the best Teacher of the Year recognition program here in Worcester County,” said Superintendent Lou Taylor. “We value the work… Read more »

Nominations for Klump scholarship

Ninth annual valued at $15,000-$3,750 for up to four years (Feb. 1, 2018) The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund has announced the terms of its 2018 scholarship, and the nomination process has begun. The ninth annual scholarship has a potential value of $15,000 – $3,750 per year renewable for up to four years. “We grant a… Read more »

Decatur to host annual $1 Taco Night, next Tues.

(Feb. 1, 2018) Stephen Decatur High School will host its annual $1 Taco Night on Tuesday, Feb. 6. “While Taco Night is one of our biggest school fundraisers, it has also grown into a community night for many of our parents, business partners and alumni,” said Tom Zimmer, principal of Stephen Decatur High School. Typically,… Read more »

Safe Boating Classes offered Feb. 6-8 at library in Pines

(Feb. 1, 2018) The Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the Maryland Basic Boating Safety Course, Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 6-8, at the Ocean Pines Library. The Maryland Safe Boating Certificate required for all those born after July 1, 1972 is awarded following successful completion of the course. The course also includes topics such as piloting… Read more »

Worcester Youth touts children’s programs

Young Berliners volunteered during town and nonprofit events, and went on trips By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 25, 2018) Nonprofit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services continues to provide enriching programs for young people in Berlin. Worcester Youth Executive Director Stephen Taylor and youth program coordinator Austin Piccarreta gave a summary of recent activities… Read more »

Foltz shines bright during ‘Light Up the Pines’ contest

(Jan. 11, 2018) The home of Pamela Foltz, located at 10 Quarter Staff Place in Ocean Pines, shines bright as the first-place winner in the annual “Light Up the Pines” house decorating contest. Foltz decorated her home with festive holiday lights, ribbons and wreaths. Doors, windows and trees were all brightly lit. Second place goes… Read more »

Father-daughter swim event

(Jan. 11, 2018) Dads and their daughters are invited to a special swim event created just for them on Friday, Jan. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the indoor Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Rd. in Ocean Pines. A new offering by Ocean Pines Aquatics, the Father-Daughter Swim will include crafts, a keepsake photo… Read more »