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Town’s spray irrigation system opens for tours, really

BERLIN– The town will hold an open house at its newest “state-of-the-art” spray irrigation site on Friday, Oct. 3. The Five Mile Branch Spray Irrigation Facility on 7303 Five Mile Branch Road in Newark will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Built in 2012, the $3.5 million facility received funding… Read more »

Town planning controversy not controversial at all

BERLIN– A minor controversy about the role of the town’s Planning Commission is now no controversy at all, following a clarification issued by Planning Commission Chairman Chris Denny. The role – and the competence – of the commission briefly came into question during a Berlin Mayor and Council meeting on Sept. 8. The conversation arose… Read more »

OP candidates forum: roads and schools

OCEAN PINES– When eight candidates for Worcester County Commissioner met at a political forum at the Ocean Pines Library last Wednesday, they did agree on two subjects: the local economy continues to need help and most residents who meet the age requirement don’t care enough to vote. Also covered were the need for a new… Read more »

United Way celebrates 70th anniversary this yr.

WORCESTER COUNTY– United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore turns 70 this year and its footprint in the county has never been bigger. The largest non-governmental source of funding for nonprofit agencies in the area, United Way currently supports 35 programs servicing Worcester County residents, reaching more than 7,000 individuals and families. The organization recently… Read more »

Coastal Assoc. of Realtors urges poster participation

MARYLAND–The Coastal Association of REALTORS is encouraging local teachers to participate in the annual Fair Housing Poster Contest, which sends the winning student to Annapolis for a meeting with the governor or other state official. Sponsored by the Maryland Association of REALTORS (MAR), the contest is a means for REALTORS across the state to help… Read more »

Walk for Crohn’s, Colitis set for Sept. 20 at Northside Park

OCEAN CITY–The Take Steps Walk For Crohn’s and Colitis will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at Northside Park on 125th Street. The walk is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. The Take Steps Walk raises awareness and funds for Crohn’s Disease and Colitis research. It is a family-friendly festival that brings patients, health professionals and… Read more »

Sand Castle Home Tour to visit 11 special residences

OCEAN CITY–Want an insider’s look at some of the area’s coolest houses? Like to decorate or looking for new ideas for your own home? Want to spend a fun day and kick off Sunfest weekend while supporting the local arts community? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Art League of Ocean… Read more »

Kite Festival takes off, continuing through Sunday

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Sunfest Kite Festival, hosted by the Kite Loft, kicked off Thursday and will continue through Sunday on the Boardwalk and beach at Sixth Street. The festival draws thousands of visitors to the Ocean City Boardwalk and beach, according to Jay Knerr, owner of the Kite Loft. “What really attracts people is… Read more »

Fire displaces OP family; funds to help them needed

OCEAN PINES–Fundraisers were quickly established after an Ocean Pines family lost their residence in a fire last Friday. Two of the fundraisers were created Saturday online at www.gofundme. com for Jesse and Hailey Scott, who were renting the house at 9 Frigate Run, where they lived with their four children, Aaden, Marley, Kenady and Harrison,… Read more »

Armed with bags, gloves, vols take to beach for cleanup

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND—Volunteers armed with trash bags and gloves will take to the beach tomorrow, Sept. 20, for the 2014 Coastal Cleanup. Delmarva Power with local partners will host the 28th annual event to remove trash from beaches, rivers and bays in Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. Volunteers can still sign up to help with the… Read more »