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Inclined tree sparks concern of possible power outages

BERLIN– An inclined tree that appears to threaten town power lines became a hot topic of conversation during a recent council meeting. The now infamous tree, housed on the property of 101 S. Main Street, was first mentioned by councilmember Paula Lynch during a discussion about adding in-line disconnects to town power lines. “I brought… Read more »

Berlin takes look at utilities fund budget for fiscal year

BERLIN– The town’s utilities fund budget for fiscal year 2014 was discussed for the second time during a council meeting on Monday, May 5. The utilities budget was also debated briefly during a general fund budget work session on April 21. Public Works Director Jane Kreiter led the discussion on the water, wastewater and storm… Read more »

Grand opening of OP Yacht Club slated for June 8

OCEAN PINES–The Cove, the name of the first-floor of the new yacht club, is expected to open Memorial Day weekend and its grand opening is scheduled for June 8. In addition to the traditional ribbon cutting, the grand opening will include all-day music, food and tours of the new facility, General Manager Bob Thompson told… Read more »

OP women present grants

OCEAN PINES–During its general membership meeting ON May 1, the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines presented $2,500 in college scholarships and $2,000 to community organizations that provide services to Ocean Pines residents. Scholarships were awarded to Brandon Johnson, Cassidy Larwood and Jessica Paulsen from Stephen Decatur High School in recognition of their academic achievements, extra-curricular… Read more »

‘Earthy theme’ for Friday art stroll in downtown Berlin

BERLIN– An “earthy” theme ties together several of the participating artists and vendors during this month’s art stroll. The 2nd Friday runs on May 9 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Berlin and features live entertainment and extended hours by area shops. Sharptown resident Doug Stephens will sign copies of his book “Summer Harvest: Portrait of… Read more »

Commission to host sixth annual car show Saturday

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Commission on Aging will host its sixth annual car show on Saturday, May 10. The show, which benefits senior programs, will be held at the Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center on 4767 Snow Hill Road. Lloyd Parks, chairman of the board of directors at the senior center, helped launch… Read more »

Maryland casinos generate $71.46 million April take

MARYLAND – The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced this week April revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos–Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. April’s combined statewide revenue totaled $71,457,589. Casino at… Read more »

Mayday Playday becoming one of Berlin’s biggest events

BERLIN– One of the town’s newest events is gearing up to be one of its biggest. Mayday Playday is being rebranded as the Ocean 98 Mayday Playday Music Festival and 5k. Formerly held on a Friday, the downtown Berlin event moves to Saturday, May 10, this year and features an expanded lineup of 14 bands… Read more »

Festival to be overflowing with 14 bands worth of live music

BERLIN– Saturday’s Ocean98 Mayday Playday Music Festival looks to be virtually overflowing with live music, with 14 different bands playing in an eight-hour time span. Boulder, Colo. singer/songwriter Rob Drabkin will make his first trip to the east coast, playing a solo acoustic set at 3 p.m. Ocean98 was the first radio station in the… Read more »

Registration open for County Arts Council campers

BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council is now accepting registrations for the annual Summer Arts Camp for children, held June 23-27, at Berlin Intermediate School. This camp is designed for students entering third through eighth grades in fall, 2014. Last year more than 120 children attended. The cost is $95 for the week-long camp which will… Read more »