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KKK literature distributed in communities

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Residents of Ocean Pines, Berlin and West Ocean City found racially charged literature from the Klu Klux Klan on their property last Thursday, the Ocean Pines Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week. Ocean Pines Police Chief Dave Massey said the literature was a… Read more »

BLM march set for Saturday in Berlin

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Partially a response to Klan flyers in WOC, Berlin, Ocean Pines (June 25, 2020) In response to the reported distribution of KKK literature throughout Worcester County, a Black Lives Matter March through Berlin is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, beginning at Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street. Rosie Bean… Read more »

OP restaurants go to inside dining

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By Greg Ellison No easy task for some, as money might not work out, or employees tough to find (June 18, 2020) As Maryland continues to ease covid-19 health restrictions, numerous Ocean Pines eateries are again providing indoor dining at half-capacity for the present time. Matt Ortt Companies cofounder Ralph DeAngelus said food operations at… Read more »

Still Rockin’ plays Windmill Creek

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By Greg Ellison Pines-based five-piece unit to perform variety of genres outdoors at winery, Friday (June 18, 2020) In another sign of life as covid-19 restrictions are rescinded, the Ocean Pines-based Still Rockin’ band will deliver a free live performance at Windmill Creek Winery on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. Still Rockin’ bassist Dave VanGasbeck… Read more »

Petition to bring justice to car crash victims

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Tyheim Bowen, whose brother, Tymeir Dennis, was struck and killed by a Maryland State Police car in 2013, has started a petition on change.org to reopen the court case about the crash on Route 113 that November. On Nov. 8, 2013 at about 8:02 p.m., brothers Bowen… Read more »

At 108, Munro gets parade for his birthday

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer He still sings bass harmony as chorus members deliver some of his favorite songs (June 18, 2020) Snow Hill resident Leslie John Munro had a big day Monday, complete with a parade, honors, and recognition for having accomplished what most people can’t even contemplate: he celebrated his 108th birthday. About… Read more »

Order determined for OP candidate forum this Wednesday

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The trio of entrants running in the Ocean Pines Association’s 2020 Board of Directors election convened on Friday for an arbitrary draw to determine final ballot order and seating arrangements for a Candidate Forum on June 17. The final order found incumbents Dr. Colette Horn and Doug Parks in first and second respectively, followed by… Read more »

Vote Berlin Best Small-Town Shopping

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By Morgan Pilz Contest open until June 29, and winner announced July 10 (June 11, 2020) Berlin has been nominated as one of 18 candidates for “Best Small Town for Shopping” as part of the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice competition this month. USA Today has selected 18 small towns from across America that… Read more »

Pines pools reopening expands this Friday

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By Greg Ellison (June 11, 2020) Since opening pools at the Ocean Pines Yacht and Beach Clubs on a limited basis last weekend, plans now are to expand the list of aquatics facilities to include the Swim and Racquet Club on Friday, followed by Mumford’s Landing next week. Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby… Read more »

Crowd limits lead to delay of fireworks

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer They still could happen, but town celebration canceled (June 11, 2020) Berlin’s celebration scheduled for July 3, has been canceled and the fireworks display will be postponed, the mayor and Town Council decided Monday. Economic and Community Development Coordinator Ivy Wells told the council the town wouldn’t have been able… Read more »