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Home is Where the Heart is

BERLIN – At the end of July, Sarah Weiss was unemployed and she and her four children were homeless and getting a little bit desperate. Last week the five of them became Ocean Pines residents and neighbors, beneficiaries of a nearly perfect confluence of connections luck and communal goodwill. The turnaround is such that Weiss… Read more »

AARP Free Tax Preparation Program

OCEAN PINES – When Donald and Wanda Olson started volunteering as tax preparers in 1993 taxes were an extraordinarily labor-intensive process. Forms were filled and added by hand and submitted by mail. The turnaround time was measured in weeks rather than days. A lot has changed about tax preparation in the intervening decades but the… Read more »

Tell Your Story and Be a Part of History

OCEAN PINES – With very few exceptions, much of history is a cobbled-together account of what important people thought about important events. There is little from the perspective of every day people about the every day events that better define an era than any broad overview. Humans have been studying history almost as long as… Read more »

Priestley-Fogle engagement announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Priestley of Ocean City, Md., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristie Hope Priestley, to Matthew Harrison Fogle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fogle of Woodbine, Md. Kristie is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and Salisbury University, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a first grade teacher at Ocean City… Read more »

McColgan in HBO film with Kate Winslet

BERLIN – Quinn McColgan, a third grader at Worcester Preparatory School, will star in the upcoming HBO Mini-Series, “Mildred Pierce,” with Oscar winner Kate Winslet. The five-part series begins March 27. McColgan plays Winslet’s daughter, Ray in the film. After several auditions for “Mildred Pierce,” she was cast in the part in March 2010. During… Read more »

Maryland Wine Passports receive stamp of approval

WHALEYVILLE — In an effort to boost mutual tourism opportunities the Maryland Wineries Association has initiated a program to entice regular travelers to consider adding local winery visits to their itineraries. The Maryland Wine Passport is a book that looks just like a passport, with blank pages that can be stamped at each winery visited…. Read more »

Young whippersnapper at Frontier Town

BERLIN — Shane Karson stood in the dooryard of his childhood home at the center of Frontier Town admonishing his 3-year-old son, Clay, to pay attention. Clay was swinging his bull whip above his head and preparing to snap a target out of his father’s hands, pretty much as Karson had done in that very… Read more »

Local Leaders Learn Lessons from Local Management Board

BERLIN – The Local Management Board held an educational event at Worcester County Youth and Family Services Monday afternoon aimed at educating their local and state representatives about the LMB’s mission, programs and progress.  The plan was to hold a lunch event after the election as a way to reach out to the various people… Read more »

Java Bay Café opens in Ocean Pines Yacht Club

OCEAN PINES – Looking around the recently-opened Java Bay Cafe at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club it is immediately apparent that Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson is right to be proud of his team’s accomplishment in the facility’s new concept and operation.  The experience is improved just inside the Yacht Club entrance where… Read more »