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Berlin council OKs proposal to close area

BERLIN—In a move that surprised at least one observer, the town council voted on Dec. 9 to approve a proposal by Joseph Moore, a partner with Ocean City-based law firm Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, that the town close and transfer part of their right-of-way interests to an unpaved street near Stephen Decatur Park to… Read more »

Safety initiative to be discussed

BERLIN–Guest speaker Patricia Dufendach, head of the Berlin Safe Pedestrians Committee, will report on safety initiatives proposed to Route 113 to ensure that walkers can cross the street safely on Thursday, Dec. 19. Countdown Crosswalks and reduced speed limit are two of the many proposals. The Executive Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the… Read more »

Ocean Pines Farmers Market to feature new event series

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market announces the addition of the new event series, “Meet Me at Market,” to its schedule. “Meet Me at Market” will feature local speakers, craftsman, chefs and artisans. The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is currently operating its fall and winter season and is open from 8 a.m. to… Read more »

SH Christmas parade winners announced

SNOW HILL–The winners for the Snow Hill Christmas parade held on Wednesday Dec. 11, were announced by its sponsors the Snow Hill Lions Club, Town of Snow Hill, and merchants in Snow Hill.   Snow Hill Christmas Parade winners are:   Best Band: Pocomoke High School   Best Car/Vehicle: Hardwire, LLC   Best Color Guard:… Read more »

Voting now underway for ‘Light Up the Pines’ competition

OCEAN PINES—Need a happy holiday pick-me-up? Craving Christmas creations? The final entries for the “Light Up the Pines” lawn decorating contest are in and ready to be viewed. Seasonal sightseers and voting residents can see the 12 displays of Christmas throughout the Ocean Pines community in either forward or reverse order at:   76 Ocean… Read more »

OPVFD swears in officers for ‘14

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Installation and Awards Dinner on Saturday Dec 7.   OPVFD officers were sworn in by Worcester County Fire Marshall Jeff McMahon.   The 2014 officers are:   Line Officers Chief Rich Angelo   First Assistant Chief Steve Grunewald   Captains Ed McNeill and Harvey Booth… Read more »

Vent named chair of Wor. County Junior Achievement Advisory Board

WORCESTER COUNTY–Chad Vent has been elected to serve as the Advisory Board Chair of Worcester County Junior Achievement. Vent, a certified public accountant and managing partner in the Faw Casson Maryland office, has dedicated time to teaching Junior Achievement programs in the K-12 classrooms, and has assisted with the successful JA Adopt, a school dinner… Read more »

Pine Tones Chorus Christmas Concert

 OCEAN PINES–The Pine Tones Chorus will present a Christmas Concert at Atlantic United Methodist Church, on Baltimore Avenue and Fourth Street in Ocean City, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Pine Tones Chorus includes about 60 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas. June Todd is the chorus director and Sandra… Read more »

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Applications accepted  for SHORE UP! program SHORE UP! Inc. is accepting applications from people who need help paying their home heating bills and electric bills. Residents of either Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. To receive help, an individual must complete an Energy Assistance application and provide… Read more »

Pedestrian safety committee collects more sigs

BERLIN—More than 1,032 signatures have so far been collected from people who support an initiative to improve the safety conditions at intersections of U.S. Route 113 within town limits, Pat Dufendach, member of Berlin Pedestrian Safety Committee, told the mayor and town council during a Dec. 9 meeting. Dufendach said committee members met with Donnie… Read more »