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Aviation Assn. plans rocket launch event

WEST OCEAN CITY–The Ocean City Aviation Association (OCAA) invites members of the public to join in its “Rocket Launch Watch” Monday, Oct. 27.   It will begin with an Ocean City Municipal Airport arrival time of on or after 5:30 p.m. in anticipation of a launch time no earlier than 6:44 p.m. A NASA Antares… Read more »

Work group to weigh capital improvements

OCEAN PINES– In a contentious move, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Saturday ordered the creation of a new capital improvement work group to examine the growth and management of the community well into the next decade. At a special meeting, the directors voted 5-2 to establish the group, with directors Bill Cordwell… Read more »

Yacht Club work group idea nixed

OCEAN PINES– Just minutes after supporting one workgroup on long-term capital improvements, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors defeated a similar motion establishing a committee to assess the much-maligned Yacht Club. Board President Dave Stevens and Vice President Marty Clarke supported the measure presented at Saturday’s meeting while the rest of the board struck… Read more »

OPA GM Thompson plans Nov. 13 town hall session

OCEAN PINES–Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.   The meeting is open to the public. Thompson will use the meeting as an opportunity to address comments and questions posed by Ocean Pines residents and property… Read more »

From ruins a business rises

BERLIN– West Coast transplants Ken Briggs and Cesar Raygada are bringing a taste of Peru to the Eastern Shore. Their new shop, Inca Ruins on 12 Pitts Street in Berlin, opened during the last week of August. “I’m from Peru originally,” said Raygada. “When I was in college everyone would say, ‘Oh, I like your… Read more »

It did rain, but not on Little League’s parade

BERLIN– It was an unusual sight. A daylong rainstorm emptied the normally bustling Main Street, and one of the most resurgent small towns in America lay still and empty – dormant – during the evening of its signature 2nd Friday art stroll. It looked like a rare misfire – a throwaway Friday in Berlin –… Read more »

Ocean Pines Chamber issues annual awards

WEST OCEAN CITY– The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce honored the spirit of volunteerism and community involvement during its Annual Awards Banquet at the Marlin Club on Thursday, Oct. 9. Maryland District 38 Sen. Jim Mathias, House of Delegates District 38B Delegate Mike McDermott and District 5 Worcester County Commissioner Judy Boggs were on hand… Read more »

Tourism, arts to be promoted by app

BERLIN– Tourism directors and representatives from Main Streets and Arts and Entertainment districts from more than a dozen different municipalities in two states gathered at The Globe in Berlin last Wednesday, to discuss an innovative new way to promote arts and entertainment in their areas. The Tourism, Arts and Downtown Development collective are developing a… Read more »

Murder mystery dinner set for next Wed. in OP

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Yacht Club will be the scene for an evening of murder, mayhem and marinara at “Mafia Murders Mystery,” a murder mystery dinner theatre to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. This interactive performance by Ovation Dinner Theatre of Ocean View, Del. will have audience members trying to solve… Read more »

Elks to present banners

OCEAN CITY–The Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 announces the culmination of the 2014 Ocean City Elks Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program. Local active duty military service personnel from Worcester County were honored by having their banners on display along the Ocean City Boardwalk from the amusement pier along the beach to Fourth Street since early… Read more »