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OPA board’s FY21 outlook guarded

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Forecasting in time of covid makes setting next budget much greater challenge By Greg Ellison (Jan. 7, 2021) With questions outnumbering answers regarding the continued financial impacts from coronavirus, the 2021 outlook for the Ocean Pines Association Board remains guarded. President Larry Perrone said the pending fiscal 2021-22 budget would come into sharper focus this… Read more »

OPERATION WE CARE

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PHOTO COURTESY DAVE LANDIS Closing out the Ocean Pines donation collection for U.S. Armed Forces members stationed abroad over the holidays in early November, from left, are Sharon Hilty, Dan and Barb Peletier and Larry Walton.

U.S. FLAG RETIREMENT

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Scoutmaster Ken Nichols oversees members of Boy Scouts Troop #261 and Cub Scouts Pack #261 removing the blue field and white stars during a flag retirement ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines in November.

FROLICKING

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PHOTO BY. GREG ELLISON Children put swings and slides to the test, under the watchful eye of elders in late September at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines.

ACCORD

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Ocean Pines Association Director Tom Janasek, left, and General Manager John Viola fist bump after clearing the air over previous comments involving job performance criticisms during a special board meeting in November.

SHOPPING ADJUSTMENTS

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Facemask-clad patrons mill about the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market in late September in White Horse Park.

DEPARTING ADVICE

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Before resigning from the Ocean Pines Association Board in October, Director Steve Tuttle expressed disappointment over recent contention among members.

TRICK HEAD

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Likely able to skip facemask requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, a headless horseman sets the Halloween vibe in Ocean Pines in October.

CAREER HONORED

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PHOTO COURTESY OCEAN PINES ASSOCIATION Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola, left, awards recently-retired Police Chief Dave Massey a plague honoring his 17 years in the role during a small-scale retirement celebration in August at the Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse.

POOL POOCHES

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PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Tandem chocolate Labrador retrievers rock the waters at the Mumford’s Landing Pool during Ocean Pines Doggie Swim fundraiser for the Worcester County Humane Society in September.