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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 »

Local artwork on display at capital

(March 1, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council exhibition, “Brushes of the Eastern Shore,” is on display at the Lowe House Building in Annapolis, outside the office of Del. Mary Beth Carozza through April 9. This special exhibit features a selection of artwork by 14 artists from Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties showcasing beauty of… Read more »

Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2018) More than 300 people spotted 108 bird species, in addition to harbor and gray seals, during Winter Delmarva Birding Weekend, held Jan. 26-28. “Pretty much every [trip] was sold out,” said Dave Wilson, organizer of the event with Jim Rapp. The 2018 winter event featured nearly a… Read more »

Berlin branch library looking to book additional ‘friends’

(Oct. 5, 2017) While the state, county, Town of Berlin and nonprofit groups like the Humphreys Foundation funded the majority of the massive new Berlin branch library, which is under construction, the old library continues to serve an estimated 5,000 visitors each month. Branch Manager Alice Paterra said during regular events, like Reptile World, “it’s… Read more »

Shishito peppers best over open flame

Sometimes you experience something that is so simple, revolutionary and delicious that it truly boggles the mind. It’s almost as though time stands still for oh, so short a period of time and you just want to figure out what in the hell just happened to you. Recently, I had this moment with yet another… Read more »

AGH, PRMC join association to give residents checkup

BERLIN–Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer a free health fair to the community. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway. Atlantic General Hospital… Read more »