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Work to improve Pocomoke water quality beginning

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) Work to address decades-old water quality issues plaguing Pocomoke City began this week. City Manager Bobby Cowger said Monday public works would start replacing pipes in the Pocomoke Heights area on 14th Street. He said doing the project in-house would cost about $25,000 in materials and $15,000… Read more »

Winter Quarters showing some improvement

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) The good news is the nine-hole Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course in Pocomoke is losing less money than it has during recent years. The bad news is the course is still projecting another six-figure loss. However, a decision on the future of the course was tabled until… Read more »

Artfest at Berlin Intermediate School, Sat.

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Dec. 7, 2017) Screen-printing T-shirts and making ornaments and wreaths are a few of the projects children can create during Artfest at Berlin Intermediate School, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The art department is slated to have 23 holiday-inspired stations set up for children 3-12 years old,… Read more »

Christmas Concert in Ocean City

(Dec. 7, 2017) The Pine Tones Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at Atlantic United Methodist Church on Fourth Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The “A Christmas Wish” concert offers a variety of festive holiday music. Fans of TV and show tunes may recognize the songs… Read more »

Afterschool prog. starts in January

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) An effort to provide an afterschool program for at-risk youth in Pocomoke City is set to launch in January, after a suitable coordinator is found. Before Thanksgiving, the Worcester County Commissioners approved an idea proposed by Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw to fund a program at Pocomoke Middle School… Read more »

Inca Ruins ‘bling’ drive will benefit Church Mouse

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) For the third year in a row, Inca Ruins in Berlin is holding a holiday fundraiser to benefit one of its neighbors, the Church Mouse Thrift Shop. “Every year we do something with the Church Mouse and this year we are doing LED stuff,” owner Ken Briggs… Read more »

Berlin still seeking funds to renovate town tennis courts

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) The United States Tennis Association denied the Town of Berlin’s grant application for $20,000 to be used for the renovation of the tennis courts at Stephen Decatur Park. Administrative Services Director Mary Bohlen said the project, estimated to cost $320,000, including engineering work and lighting systems, would… Read more »

Loved ones memorialized with ornaments

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) For the sixth year, Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville is honoring loved one who passed away during the year with a series of memorial Christmas ornaments. The funeral home takes care of the operation entirely on its end and at no cost to its clients. “Every year,… Read more »

‘Giving Tuesday’ breaks fundraising records

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Dec. 7, 2017) The third annual Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday online charitable donation campaign raised more than $164,000, nearly doubling the 2016 tally. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore organizes the local Giving Tuesday undertaking, which began in 2012 as an international 24-hour online philanthropic movement on the… Read more »

Holiday Maker’s Market in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) A Holiday Maker’s Market in downtown Berlin from 5-8 p.m. Friday will highlight the final 2nd Friday art stroll of 2017. Heather Layton, chairwoman of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, which oversees the event, said the portion of Jefferson Street at the corner of Main Street… Read more »