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Longtime AGH CEO out, national search on horizon

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by Mallory Panuska (Sept. 9, 2021) After nearly 17 years, Atlantic General Hospital and Heath System is changing up its leadership. According to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Chief Operating Officer and President Michael Franklin’s last day with AGH was Friday and members of the Board of Trustees will launch a national search to… Read more »

Bluebird Farms stocks homebrew hot sauces

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Bluebird Farms in Berlin has spiced up its retail offerings with handcrafted hot sauces from LJ Sauce Company in Bel Air. Bluebird Farms owner Nancie Corbett learned of the small batch sauce line produced by Jason Kuhn and his son, Logan, last month. “I was on Facebook and saw… Read more »

Walk for Recovery lends aid Saturday on Boardwalk in OC

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Raising funding to support recovery and destigmatizing the disease of addiction are the goals for the 2021 Walk for Recovery slated for the Boardwalk in Ocean City on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The annual event coincides with National Recovery Month during September and is being produced through a… Read more »

Small Town Throw Down Saturday


Berlin will give downtown some twang with all-day country music concert By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Berlin will have its fourth annual “Small Town Throw Down,” concert Saturday, with a trio of Nashville-flavored musical acts for a full afternoon of hoedown tunes with food, drinks and vendors on hand from 1-6 p.m. The country… Read more »

Berlin weighs new mural location

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Historic District group vets several requests, previews Rev. Dr. Tindley art project By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) In addition to approving requests for façade work, sign changes and privacy fencing, the Berlin Historic District Commission previewed a downtown mural project during its Sept. 1 meeting. First up on the three-item agenda was a request… Read more »

Bylaws nears end point of work group review


Pines advisory committee continues charting progress on updates to send board By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee members discussed work group proposed language revisions tied to voting qualifications, committee membership and director removal during its virtual meeting last Friday. Committee Chairman Jim Trummel said revisions to bylaws section 3.01C… Read more »

Twin street signs enshrine Briddletown Road

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) A pair of Historical Area street signs on Flower Street in Berlin were dedicated Friday in an effort to preserve the legacy of Briddletown. That was the goal of Sharon Briddell-Fowlis, who helped organize the affair at a residence on Flower Street and Seahawk Lane where family reunions have… Read more »

Pines board won’t count ballots yet

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Will wait until after hearing in circuit court on Sept. 27 By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) In light of a Worcester County Circuit Court hearing set for Sept. 27 concerning candidate Rick Farr’s election eligibility, the Ocean Pines Directors on Tuesday agreed to delay counting votes for the current board election. On Aug. 30… Read more »

Phipps pens second murder mystery set in Ocean Pines

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) Ocean Pines author Dana Phipps is promoting her second novel. “Pursuit in Ocean Pines,” which picks up where her earlier work, “Murder in Ocean Pines,” left off. Phipps, an educator for decades in the Baltimore region, published “Murder in Ocean Pines” in 2019 and for the latest installment revived… Read more »

OP Golf Committee reviews current, future needs

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) The Ocean Pines Golf Committee reviewed equipment upgrades, course conditions and budget needs during its meeting last Wednesday. Chairman Fritz Lahner revisited a number of equipment issues that had been discussed at the groups’ last meeting, and brought up some parking lot visibility problems. Lahner said members have found… Read more »