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Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors discussed the following items during a meeting in the community center last Thursday: Prez’s remarks on pool Association President Doug Parks gave a “shout out” to the Oasis Pool Working Group and its recommendations for usage of the formerly adult-only… Read more »

Winners of Snow Hill’s Christmas parade announced

(Dec. 7, 2017) The Snow Hill Lions Club announces the winners of the Snow Hill Christmas parade, held in the downtown area on Dec. 4. The winners are: Best Color Guard: Duncan Showell American Legion Post 231 Best Marching Band: Pocomoke High School Best Senior Commercial Float: Walmart of Pocomoke           Best Fire Company: Pocomoke City… Read more »

Pines nonprofit benefits soldiers serving overseas


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) A Maryland Army National Guard truck pulled up to Anna Foultz’s home in Ocean Pines last Thursday to haul away dozens of bags of items donated for soldiers serving overseas. Foultz and her late husband, Carl, started the “Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers Overseas” drive two decades… Read more »

Snow Hill’s model train garden open through December

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Dec. 7, 2017) Smoking locomotives, albeit of the scale-model variety, will be chugging around the tracks of a Snow Hill-themed train garden running upstairs at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company from 1-4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday during December. For the past quarter century, the Corddry Company Crossing Model Railroad… Read more »

Retriever Bruce fetches coveted ‘Pup of the Pines’

(Dec. 7, 2017) The winner of the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department’s third annual “Pup of the Pines” photo contest is Bruce, a 90-pound golden retriever. He received the greatest number of votes from attendees at the Ocean Pines Halloween fall festival on Oct. 28. He was recognized as the winner during the community’s… Read more »

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

(Nov. 30, 2017) The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Showell Elementary School on Route 589 (Racetrack Road). Household hazardous waste and computers/laptops may be dropped off, but no other electronics will be accepted. Household hazardous waste… Read more »

Ocean Pines Players to perform

(Nov. 30, 2017) The Ocean Pines Players welcome all to usher in the Christmas season by watching the group spoof time-honored holiday traditions. The play by Michael Carlton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp, will be performed as an interactive dramatic reading. The energetic cast offers alternative interpretations of… Read more »

Berlin artists open studios for tours, Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) Sixteen local painters, sculptors, printmakers, authors and metal workers will open their doors during the second annual Artist’s Holiday Studio Tours this Saturday from 1-6 p.m. in Berlin. “The studio tour is something that I personally have wanted to put together for several years now,” said Heather… Read more »

Tree lighting signals start of Berlin’s 150th anniversary


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) Mayor Gee Williams threw the switch Saturday night on what he called a “very special” town Christmas tree, unofficially kicking off a yearlong celebration. “It’s going to be a very special year, here in America’s coolest small town,” Williams said during the tree lighting. “With deep appreciation… Read more »

Suggested pool rules could make an ‘Oasis’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 23, 2017) The Oasis Pool Working Group recently forwarded to the Ocean Pines Board of Directors a four-page letter of recommendations addressing the formerly adults-only Oasis swimming pool at the yacht club. The pool changed to allow all ages last summer, based on the opinion on association attorney Jeremy… Read more »