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OP Community Health Fair on Saturday

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) A host of free medical screenings are available during the ninth annual Ocean Pines Community Health Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the community center. The Ocean Pines Association sponsors the event in conjunction with Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center to provide community… Read more »

Recent rabid raccoon marks 16th rabies case in county


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) A rabid raccoon was captured last month at Decatur Farms, making this the 16th rabies case of 2019 in Worcester County. The raccoon was caught in a trap on Sept. 28 on Schooner Lane in the Decatur Farms neighborhood off Route 113 in Berlin, according to the Berlin… Read more »

Cars to rev engines as Fall Crusiers returns to Main St.


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) Car enthusiasts can travel back in time and see restored vehicles during the 15th annual Fall Cruisers on Main Street in downtown Berlin. Larnet St. Amant, executive director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, said Main Street typically closes around 6 a.m. for the event. She added… Read more »

Marlin Room to be renamed Foultz Room


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) The Marlin Room at the Ocean Pines community center will be renamed for the late Anna Foultz, with a dedication ceremony set for Oct. 24 , the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors agreed last Wednesday. The celebration of Foultz, 93, who died on Sept. 22, will… Read more »

Pines breaks ground on clubhouse


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Groundbreaking for the 7,200-square-foot clubhouse at the Ocean Pine Golf Course took place Tuesday, and by all accounts construction is slated to wind up in time for a grand opening in May. In April, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved the building project at a… Read more »

Bertino hosts active shooter training in Pines

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Helping residents understand how to counter random acts of violence is the intent of a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training class hosted by Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino, in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The CRASE training will… Read more »

Fleetwood takes on more responsibility in town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Anyone looking for Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood would most likely find him in town around 6 a.m. After his morning walk and a cup of coffee, Fleetwood is at his desk by 6:30 a.m. starting his usual 12-hour day. “Quite frankly, the way I do my job… Read more »

‘They have nothing,’ Purnell says after trip to lend aid in Bahamas


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Berlin Councilman Troy Purnell saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian when he traveled to the Bahamas last month to help victims rebuild their homes and lives. “More importantly, we came down to help the people that have lost everything, and I mean everything,” Purnell said. “Houses flattened…. Read more »

Star Charities contemplates next steps without Foultz

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) Following the passing of Ocean Pines community stalwart Anna Lucarello Foultz, 93, on Sunday, volunteers with Star Charities are pushing ahead with the annual “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers” collection, while also considering plans to memorialize the charity’s founder. Speaking on Tuesday, Sue Walter, who assisted Foultz with… Read more »

Pines Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic takes off

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) The Ocean Pines Pickleball Club is hosting the second annual Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic on Friday to raise funds in support of a larger campaign that has contributed roughly $34 million for breast cancer research over the last two plus decades. Tournament organizer Bobbie Corbett said the… Read more »