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April 16 deadline for arts council grant applications

Berlin nonprofit will award funding for local projects to be held July 1-Dec. 31 (March 22, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council Grants Review Committee is seeking applicants for local art projects to be held in Worcester County between July 1 and Dec. 31. Organizations holding art projects and activities year-around or in both of… Read more »

Reservations open for Taste of Finer Things on April 11

Event, at Harrison’s Harbor Watch, will benefit Stansell House of Coastal Hospice (March 22, 2018) The annual Taste of Finer Things will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison’s Harbor Watch in Ocean City, and reservations are now being accepted. The event benefits the campaign to build The Macky & Pam… Read more »

A&E Committee had busy year of benefitting Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Members of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee presented the committee’s annual report to the Town Council Monday night, showing off activities that benefitted both the downtown and the greater Berlin community. Committee Secretary Stephanie Fowler said the group oversaw monthly 2nd Friday art strolls and outdoor… Read more »

Brews Up moves downtown, leaves Berlin for Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor March 15, 2018) Following Toy Town Antiques by about a year, beer- and wine-making business Brews Up recently moved from Berlin to downtown Snow Hill. Tony Hilligoss started the shop five years ago on Route 113 and later settled on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. The store is now… Read more »

Pocomoke Fire Co. hosts Boat and Cash Bash

Second annual fundraiser to up ticket limit, raffle off money and Carolina skiff (March 15, 2018) The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company will host its second annual Boat and Cash Bash on Saturday, March 24. The event has become the fire company’s major fundraising event and helps ensure the organization is equipped to provide adequate… Read more »

Nominations open for annual Jesse Klump scholarship

(March 15, 2018) The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund has announced the terms of its 2018 scholarship, and the nomination process has begun. The ninth annual scholarship has a potential value of $15,000 – $3,750 per year renewable for up to four years. “We grant a scholarship each year to a member of the graduating class… Read more »

Minority Scholarship accepting applications

Fund open to area students interested in health care, education or STEM careers (March 15, 2018) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is accepting applications for the Hazel Minority Scholarship. The Hazel Minority Scholarship requires applicants to be minority residents of Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset counties who are interested in pursuing a career in… Read more »

Pillowcase Ministry doing sew well

(March 8, 2018) Since its founding in 2011, the Pillowcase Ministry Mission continues to thrive on the Eastern Shore. Recently, volunteers met to organize materials for kitchen kits. One hundred kitchen kits were assembled, including pot holders, soap, dishcloths, towels, scrubbers and sponges. Young girls from the villages of Panama and Haiti will benefit from… Read more »

Registration open for OPA 50th anniversary parade

(March 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 along Ocean Parkway, with a Community Family Day celebration immediately following the parade at Veterans Memorial Park. “Most of us know how much fun we had with previous anniversary parades,” parade Chairwoman Carol Ludwig said. “This… Read more »

Snow Hill woman hikes Appalachian

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (March 1, 2018) Snow Hill resident Jean Schrecengost and her friend, Melissa Ordway, had planned to hike the Appalachian Trail from New Hampshire to Pennsylvania, but winter weather forced them to change their route. The duo instead headed to the Florida National Scenic Trial to raise awareness and funds for… Read more »