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Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in OC, Saturday

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 14, 2019) The 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ocean City, which takes place this Saturday, is the second largest in Maryland and will feature over 120 units. The Delmarva Irish-American Club sponsors the event, which will start at noon. Parade participants will line up on 61st Street and… Read more »

Colon Cancer awareness campaign returns

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 14, 2019) During Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Ocean Pines residents and business owners, Linda and Michael Dearing, are raising awareness and donations in memory of their daughter, Gina Barnes, to help save lives. The owners of Copy Central, on Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, will collect donations for Gina’s Comfort… Read more »

Music tech advancements aid Worcester Co. students


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 7, 2019) Technology is changing the way students learn performing arts, such as music. Tamara Mills, Worcester County Public Schools’ coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts and Snow Hill Band Director Matthew Haelig gave a presentation to the board of education, Feb. 19, on how music teachers are embracing technology… Read more »

Worcester Library launches ‘Choosing Civility’ program


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (March 7, 2019) A small act of kindness can go a long way, or at least that’s what the Worcester County Library’s passport program hopes to accomplish as part of a Choosing Civility campaign that runs from March to May. The program offers separate passports for adults and children, each geared… Read more »

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 »