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Events to help get active after Thanksgiving

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) There’s still time to sign up for the second annual ThanksKitten Trot and inaugural Trash Trot, offering healthy ways to get active after Thanksgiving dinner indulgences. The “ThanksKitten Run” will take place at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond Trail Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 9 a.m…. Read more »

Scouts help retire American flags

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) The Boy Scouts of Troop 261 and Cub Scouts of Pack 261 retired more than 1,500 flags in a retirement ceremony held at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines last Saturday. Members of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack #261 from Ocean City placed worn… Read more »

Shore Gives More campaign returns for Giving Tuesday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) Nearly 100 nonprofits and charities on the Lower Shore will participate in the fourth annual Shore Gives More event, a 24-hour online donation campaign starting on Nov. 27. The campaign is hosted locally by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and assists nonprofits serving Somerset, Wicomico and… Read more »

Taylorville Church reopens after renovation

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 15, 2018) Taylorville United Methodist Church in Berlin recently reopened after closing several months for repairs. The 170-year-old church was in dire need of a new foundation, and all Sunday prayers had been relocated to the communal hall right next to the church while it underwent construction. “Today, we have… Read more »

Worcester Schools get thousands in grants from CFES

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 15, 2018) Schools in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties have f $96,242 in education grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Grants were announced last Thursday during the annual Community Foundation Awards ceremony in Salisbury. Carrie N. Sterrs, Worcester County Public Schools coordinator of public relations and special… Read more »

Winterfest of Lights brings Christmas to resort

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 15, 2018) Colorful lights, hot chocolate, a festive market and Santa Claus return to Northside Park on 125th Street for the 26th annual Winterfest of Lights, which kicks off today, Nov. 15. “We wanted to create an event that people could come to, and they can have that holiday cheer,… Read more »

Third annual Rock for Recovery set for Sunday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) Live music, door prizes and auctions will be part of the third annual Rock for Recovery event this Sunday at Trader Lee’s in West Ocean City, starting at 1 p.m. The Taylor Knox project and DJ Wax will perform, and Chinese and silent auctions are planned in the… Read more »

‘Beer Notes’ program offers heady, hoppy education

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) NPR listeners may be familiar with “Bird Note,” a brief, factoid-filled segment carried by stations across the country that’s identifiable by its woodwind intro music and recordings of bird songs. The program claims about 1.7 million daily listeners, including those on social media. Shore Craft Beer founder Ann… Read more »

Cricket Center gala brings in thousands for child advocacy

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) More than $25,000 was raised on Oct. 24 during an annual fundraiser for the Cricket Center held at the Hobbit in Ocean City. The center, based in Berlin, is the only child advocacy center for sexually and physically abused children in Worcester County. Since opening in 2009, the… Read more »

Veteran’s Day Activities in Ocean City, Pines

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 8, 2018) This year marks the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day. American military veterans and families will be honored during this day filled with activities and ceremonies, Sunday, Nov. 11, throughout Worcester County. Ocean City: American Legion Synepuxent Post 166: The American Legion Synepuxent Post 166 will have its centennial… Read more »