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Pines GM report highlights July 4 earnings, racquet court repairs

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola gave his first GM report since announcing the renewal of his contract for a two-year term, highlighted by Fourth of July numbers, mailbox updates and stategic planning maneuvering. Fourth of July festivities attracted 200 participants for the Freedom 5K and more… Read more »

Peach Festival back for 14th year

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) Georgia isn’t the only state that can grow a mean peach. Locals and visitors alike will have a chance to take in a variety of vendors and attractions — and, of course, peaches — at the 14th annual Peach Festival on Saturday at the Calvin B. Taylor… Read more »

OP board elections enter final stretch

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election is around the corner. Ballots are due back for voting on the 2022-23 board on Wednesday and three winners from the six candidates are expected three days later at the annual OPA homeowners meeting — Saturday, Aug. 13. The candidates… Read more »

Board reviews resolution, moves on open violations

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) The Ocean Pines Association accepted the recommendation of the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee to consider resolution M-04 reviewed during its July 27 meeting. The resolution states that its purpose is to establish criteria used in determining whether a lot violates the Declarations of Restrictions as a result… Read more »

Architectural Review Committee briefs

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) The Ocean Pines Architectural Review Committee looked at the following cases during its Aug. 2 meeting: Shed and fence The committee approved an exception to keep a temporary fence for a large, but friendly dog, according to the owner, at 4 Moonshell Drive. The owner also asked… Read more »

Perrone resigns treasurer position

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) Ocean Pines Director Larry Perrone resigned his position as Ocean Pines Association treasurer during the July 27 board of directors meeting. In a press release two days after the meeting, the association announced that Director Doug Parks would serve as the acting treasurer until new officers are… Read more »

Wheatley brings infrastructure expertise to table

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (July 28, 2022) It takes quite a bit of infrastructure to keep Ocean Pines running. Roads, waterways, emergency services, stormwater management, erosion control and more all need constant attention from the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Josette Wheatley, who is running for the board, says these areas are right up… Read more »

Lakernick sees value in Pines people

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (July 28, 2022) Could the doctor be in come mid-August? Stuart Lakernick is one of the six hopefuls running for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. A chiropractor with three degrees, Lakernick is married to former director Esther Diller, with whom he has two adult children. Looking at the Pines,… Read more »

Rakowski sees big-family experience as boon for candidacy

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (July 28, 2022) Monica Rakowski’s upbringing could give her a leg up on the board of directors if she’s elected next month. One of seven children, the Baltimore County native said that life instilled in her an ability to both compromise and listen. “Again, growing up in a house with… Read more »

Paula Gray

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Bayside Gazette is respecting Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidate Paul Gray’s wishes that the interview she conducted with our reporter be neither printed nor published online.