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Homeschoolers feature in WCAC exhibition, Friday


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) The Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin is recognizing Youth Art Month with an exhibition of work by local home-schooled students. Work went on display last week and an opening reception is scheduled this Friday from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition was produced through a partnership with the Little… Read more »

First ‘Art of the Party’ serves up food, fun for scholarships


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Feb. 28, 2019) Nearly 100 guests sampled culinary creations last Friday during the inaugural Art of the pARTy event, presented by the Worcester County Arts Council and the Delmarva Chefs and Cooks Association at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Robert Gresehover, of Ocean Pines, was one of those in attendance and… Read more »

First Kurtz Kindness Grant presented to Berlin resident

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Funding honors Worcester County resident to whom ‘kindness was a way of life’ By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 21, 2019) The Kurtz family, who tragically lost their son nearly two years ago, created the inaugural Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant to help individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others. The… Read more »

Jump Rope for Heart events raises thousands


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 21, 2019) Buckingham Elementary School gym teacher Joan Martin has led “Jump Rope for Heart” campaigns in Worcester Schools for nearly four decades. Last Wednesday, she set a personal fundraising best, bringing in more than $12,000. Schools across Worcester County last week participated in the fundraiser, an annual drive that… Read more »

Worcester Youth donates school supplies


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Feb. 21, 2019) Three Worcester County schools stocked up on school supplies last Thursday, thanks to a donation from Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. The Berlin-based nonprofit in a Feb. 14 Facebook post announced that Berlin Intermediate School, Buckingham Elementary School and Worcester Technical High School had received the supplies…. Read more »

Pines author publishes new book, sequel to ‘Onesies’

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) Ocean Pines author Diana McDonough recently published a sequel to her first book, “Stuck in the Onesies,” which will be available for purchase on starting on Thursday, Feb. 28. McDonough has been a resident of Ocean Pines for nearly three decades. She worked at a local Ecolab… Read more »

Seaside Boat Show sailing back to resort this weekend

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club’s annual Seaside Boat Show will return to the resort for the 36th year, with more than 350 boats, 50 dealers and 160 vendors at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street, this weekend, Feb. 15-17. Dealers and exhibitors will feature the latest and… Read more »

Inaugural ‘Art of the pARTy’ to showcase school chefs

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) To promote food as a form of art, the Worcester County Art Council and the Delmarva Chefs and Cooks Association have teamed up to form the inaugural Art of the pARTy event, held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin from 6-9 p.m. Guests are… Read more »

Group effort helped create shore’s first running scholarship

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 7, 2019) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Eastern Shore Running Club have established a scholarship for high school seniors in organized track or cross county. “Typically, when groups come to us to create a scholarship like the Eastern Shore Running Club established, it’s because their goal is… Read more »