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Harvest Festival at Mt. Zion Church

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2017) Family fun will abound in Snow Hill during the inaugural Mt. Zion Harvest Festival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event is scheduled outside the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 410 Dighton Avenue. Church member Sylvester “Dawk” Bratten Sr., who joined the… Read more »

Purnell Museum celebration of 75th anniversary, Oct. 28

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2017) The Julia A. Purnell Museum will commemorate its 75th anniversary with a birthday party to honor its namesake on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive Director Dr. Cindy Byrd shared details about the upcoming anniversary event, along with a number of other highlights, during… Read more »

­­Final meeting for 100+ Women Who Care

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Oct. 12, 2017) The 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore charity will have its final meeting of the year on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Sisters in Berlin on Main Street. Women interested in donating $100 to a worthy charity are encouraged to attend. The doors open at 5 p.m…. Read more »

Berlin welcomes environmental professionals

Second year of program, which partners town with ICMA and U.S. State Dept. (Oct. 12, 2017) The Town of Berlin, in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and the U.S. State Department, will host two environmental professionals, Pradnya Rahmani from Indonesia and Xyla Gualberto from the Philippines, from Oct. 14, through Nov. 11…. Read more »

Olde Tymers Softball League celebrates 20 yrs.

Dagsboro, Delaware-based group draws many players from Worcester County area By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 12, 2017) The Olde Tymers Softball League of Delmarva marked its 20th year this season, as players 55 years of age and over took the field in a full schedule of contests from May through August. The idea for… Read more »

Former Director Brett Hill facing another lawsuit

Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 12, 2017) A second lawsuit has been filed against former Ocean Pines Association Director Brett Hill. Hill is facing a lawsuit filed last month by a senior advisor to his former company, FTS Fiber, that alleges Hill failed to repay the balance of an $80,000 loan. Hill resigned as CEO… Read more »

Star Charities annual holiday drive for US troops overseas

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Oct. 12, 2017) Chewing gum, telephone calling cards, games, sunglasses and toiletries are some of the suggested items residents and visitors can donate to soldiers overseas through an effort by Star Charities this month. For more than 20 years, holiday gifts have been collected in Worcester County for American military members… Read more »

Ocean Pines Police release copperhead snake safety tips

(Oct. 12, 2017) In an effort to keep residents and guests out of harm’s way, Ocean Pines officials are providing the public with tips on how to stay safe during snake season. Copperheads, the most common venomous snake inhabiting Maryland, are usually seen on warm, humid nights. “They are typically found in swamps, forest areas… Read more »

Free coffee week in Worcester Co.

By Katie Tabeling Staff Writer (Oct. 12, 2017) Baked Desert Café in Berlin and Uber Bagels & Deli in Ocean City will offer customers a free coffee next week, courtesy of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “We’re very excited that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has been named a ‘Top Workplace’ six years in a row, and we’re ‘paying… Read more »

Pocomoke landlord committee tasked with rental regs

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(Oct. 5, 2017) The Pocomoke City Council will form an advisory committee to examine three ordinances related to rental properties, following a lengthy discussion with numerous landlords during its meeting on Monday. Last month the council held first readings on ordinances to create a rental registration program, establish a fee schedule for the city to… Read more »