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Henry Park basketball court party on Sunday


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 14, 2021) Adrian Bowen Sr.’s long sought-after refresh for the basketball courts at Henry Park on Flower Street in Berlin has come to fruition with a “Love Day” community celebration planned at the site on Sunday starting at noon. Berlin native Bowen initially pictured revamping the aging court facilities nearly two… Read more »

Commission blocks Tindley mural

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Members unsure how art will work with preservation of Victorian architecture By Greg Ellison (Oct. 14, 2021) Concerns about commercialization and façade preservation led Berlin’s Historic District Commission to block plans last Wednesday for a downtown building-side mural honoring native son Rev. Dr. Charles Albert Tindley. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells presented the proposal… Read more »

Tom Janasek resigns from Pines board


Leaves with sharp words  directed at OP leadership By Greg Ellison (Oct. 14, 2021) Threatened with potential removal for a derogatory statement last week aimed at Ocean Pines Board member Colette Horn, Ocean Pines Association Director Tom Janasek jumped the gun and resigned during a special meeting on Monday. “I was going to write it… Read more »

Cruisin’ Berlin steers back to Main Street this Saturday


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 7, 2021) Main Street in Berlin will be shut down on Saturday to display hotrods, muscle cars and vintage vehicles during the semi-annual “Cruisin’ Berlin,” event that takes place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vehicle registration is $10 and submitted on arrival with Main Street parking reserved for Cruisin’ participants…. Read more »

Elections committee plans do-over

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Perrone acknowledges Farr could appeal if he prevails in court case against board By Greg Ellison (Oct. 7, 2021) Following a split board vote last Thursday in favor of re-staging the contested 2021 election, the Ocean Pines Elections Committee convened the next day to hash out plans for the ensuing race. Association President Larry Perrone… Read more »

AGH committee to guide search for president

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National firm will recruit candidates through fall By Mallory Panuska (Oct. 7, 2021) Seven people are officially poised to vet the next person who will lead operations at Atlantic General Hospital and Health System. According to a news release issued this week, hospital officials have named local health care and community professionals to a committee… Read more »

OP board split vote in favor of ‘re-do’ election


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 1, 2021) During a special meeting on Thursday the Ocean Pines Board voted 4-3 to re-stage the 2021 election to include three candidates, incumbent Frank Daly, Stuart Lakernick and David Hardy. Voting in favor were Directors Daly, Larry Perrone, Colette Horn and Frank Brown. Opposing the measure were Directors… Read more »

Pines survey sees plenty of responses


Just-released questionnaire garners 200 quick replies By Greg Ellison (Sept. 30, 2021) The newly released Ocean Pines property owners’ survey is already producing a solid response, with more than 200 completed questionnaires returned by last week. The Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee, which developed the 15-question survey, met last Thursday to review the early results… Read more »

Berlin Town Council debates rental license law details

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 30, 2021) Proposed licensing for short-term rentals in Berlin raised concerns during the mayor and Town Council meeting on Monday, as Planning Director Dave Engelhart reviewed a draft of a short-term rental ordinance developed in June at a council work session. Engelhart’s summary of points established then by the council touched… Read more »