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Oh-So-Jolly holiday craft fair comes to Ocean Pines, Sat.

(Nov. 2, 2017) Ring in the season with a snow-stopping spectacular at the Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. in Ocean Pines. It’s the ultimate yuletide surprise for shoppers who are looking for unique finds and handcrafted items this holiday season. The festival, hosted by the Pine’eer… Read more »

Play It Safe rib feast, silent auction

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Nov. 2, 2017) The largest fundraiser of the year for Play It Safe will take place at a new location, Nick’s House of Ribs on 144th Street, Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. Organizers changed this year, with Nick’s providing the food and two dinner options available, including a half-rack… Read more »

Mother and daughter to display at art stoll

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 2, 2017) As fall hits full stride with Halloween’s passage, the Snow Hill Arts on the River First Friday event provides an ideal opportunity to savor the newly chill air, while attending artist gallery receptions, perusing boutiques for unique holiday gifts, and partaking of music, food and libations, starting… Read more »

Police urge trick-or-treaters, drivers to exercise caution

(Oct. 26, 2017) Ocean Pines Police are offering Halloween safety tips in an effort to minimize scares and maximize fun during a holiday that can serve up plenty of frights for parents and drivers in residential areas. Trick-or-treating is not prohibited in Ocean Pines, but police urged parents to use discretion. The community lacks sidewalks… Read more »

Halloween events and activities

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Oct. 26, 2017) Halloween is almost here and there are a number of activities this weekend in Ocean City and surrounding towns to celebrate the spookiest of holidays. Ocean City: – Ocean City Recreation and Parks will host its annual Halloween Spook-Out Party on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m…. Read more »

Battle breast cancer in Pocomoke, Saturday

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 26, 2017) Midway Toyota’s 8th annual “Knock Out Breast Cancer” walk, to support shore-based nonprofit Women Supporting Women, will unite survivors and others who want to combat the disease, in Pocomoke on Saturday. Josh Nordstrom, Midway business development manager, said the auto dealership at 1337 Ocean Highway would be… Read more »

Jones, Ames, Chetelat nominated for awards

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 26, 2017) Three members of Worcester County Schools were nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Awards, an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and staff for having a meaningful influence in students’ lives. In the running for the honors are Snow Hill Middle School secretary Jennifer Ames, Stephen Decatur High… Read more »

Stormwater improvements have cut flooding

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Darl Kolar of EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. presented comprehensive roundup of recent stormwater projects at a Berlin Mayor and Town Council meeting Monday night. Stormwater projects undertaken during the last two years included culvert replacement and creation of offline wetlands on both Flower and William… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a meeting at Town Hall, Monday night: No quorum, then quorum For the first roughly 20 minutes of the meeting, the council operated unofficially because of the absence of a quorum. Councilmen Dean Burrell and Troy Purnell… Read more »

Burley Oak gets proactive in reducing water consumption

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Following up on a meeting last month with Burley Oak Brewing Company representatives, Berlin Town officials toured the brewery last Friday to see new water-saving programs implemented by brewery owner Bryan Brushmiller. Last month’s meeting took place after town wastewater personnel noticed a spike in activity at… Read more »