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Pines officials get complete training during Fire 101


(Dec. 10. 2020) Lugging the gear while feeling the heat left an indelible impression on a group of state and local officials during the Fire Ops 101 orientation held Friday at the Worcester County Fire Training Center in Newark. The Worcester County International Association of Fire Fighters’ Fire Ops 101 is an all-day civilian crash… Read more »

Visitor creates his own local holiday charity

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Scout’s good deeds result in surprise for food pantry By Greg Ellison (Dec. 10, 2020) Despite being geographically separated from his allies in Rockville this holiday season, Boy Scout Troop #763 member Christian Martin, 14, opted to launch an Ocean Pines-based food drive last month to echo comparable efforts by his cohorts to help people… Read more »

WCPS gives free meals to students

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USDA extended Summer Food Service Program for 2020-21 academic year By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 10, 2020) Worcester County Public Schools will follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services extension for the Summer Food Service Program and waivers through the 2020-21 academic year, according to Odtis Collins, the coordinator of food… Read more »

Thompson retires from school board

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 10, 2020) After more than 26 years of service, Sara Thompson is retiring from the District 3 seat on the Worcester County Board of Education. Thompson, who is a life-long resident of Worcester County and an alumna of Stephen Decatur High School, served as a substitute teacher at the… Read more »

Kiwanis toy, coat drives soar

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 3, 2020) Despite concerns about operating simultaneous charity campaigns, Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City set new collection records for both its toy and coat drives last month. Marketing Chairman Dave Landis said the club’s annual toy and coat drives were combined and adapted for covid-19 considerations, with members accepting… Read more »

Carozza, Hartman talk 2021 session goals

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 3, 2020) Delegate Wayne Hartman (R-38C) and Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38) detailed challenges and priorities for the 2021 Maryland Legislative session during a Zoom meeting hosted by the Ocean Pines Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Carozza said since the Maryland Senate adjourned its last session on March 18, just… Read more »

Taylor outlines goals for next contract term

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 3, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education announced at its meeting on Nov. 17 that Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor is seeking a second term. “In Maryland, when you’re in a contract year, you can begin expressing your intent, but everything becomes official by the board… Read more »

Berlin offers month of holiday activities

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 3, 2020) As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, the town of Berlin, businesses and organizations have planned holiday activities for families. This Thursday is Men’s Holiday Shop Night in downtown Berlin from 5-8 p.m. Merchants will help men find the gifts they need this year, then… Read more »

Surge of coronavirus in area leads to virtual tree-lighting

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 26, 2020) After assessing the state of the spread of coronavirus in this area, Ocean Pines officials have decided to stage the annual Ocean Pines Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting in White Horse Park virtually without participants this Saturday. In the meantime, the inaugural Thanksgiving “Family Gobble Wobble” stroll around the South… Read more »

Janasek gets through vote to expel him

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By Greg Ellison Interactions involving GM leads to board censure (Nov. 26, 2020) Personality clashes between Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola and Director Tom Janasek had other directors contemplating his removal from the board before they agreed to censure him instead in a public hearing on Friday. A hastily convened special meeting in… Read more »