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Point home owners look to complete turn over agreement

OCEAN PINES—The homeowners in Section 17, The Point, are working in conjunction with the Ocean Pines Association to find a way to complete the development’s “turn over agreement,” which deeds ownership rights to the OPA. The OPA maintains the common areas, roads and stormwater management system of the subdivision, Kathy Brennan, president of The Point… Read more »

MEA announces launch of wind business fund

MARYLAND–The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced the launch of an innovative program aimed at supporting state-of-the-art and pioneering business development in Maryland. The Market Entry Assistance Grant Program is the first initiative to originate from the Offshore Wind Business Development Fund, and is designed to help Maryland businesses become integral participants in the global offshore… Read more »

Geranium sale, May 2-3, to help Coastal Hospice

LOWER SHORE–Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care is selling locally grown geraniums for $4 each. The sale helps fund the more than $775,000 in charity care Coastal Hospice provides to the four Lower Shore counties each year. The geraniums will be available for pickup May 2-3, in time for Mother’s Day giving. The geraniums are available… Read more »

FEMA gives county 90 days of flood insurance appeals

WORCESTER COUNTY–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently revised the Worcester County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). This notice is to inform property owners that FEMA placed Worcester County and incorporated areas in a 90-day appeal period, which runs from March 14 to June 11. During this time, property owners may appeal preliminary FIRM’s provided… Read more »

MD legislators vote on liquor license expansion

MARYLAND—The General Assembly is in the process of closing its 2014 session with legislation that gives more flexibility for issuing Class D licenses in Berlin and Snow Hill, facilitates public accommodations for individuals with gender identity concerns and moves closer to reaching agreement on a fiscal budget. The House Economic Matters Committee held a hearing… Read more »

Titanium-Wrecks Rookie All-Stars

There were over 3,000 people at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. last Thursday through Saturday. On the arena floor were some 50 high school robotics teams representing 10 states. Most teams came with 100 members or more. There was one team, however, that showed up with 16 members, and yet came… Read more »

Terry memo gives OPA golf critics needed assurance

OCEAN PINES—Recent actions by members of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors appear to have slowed momentum that began building last month for a referendum to stop the financial bleeding of expenses on the golf course by converting it to open space or park land.   During a March 5 work session, the overwhelming… Read more »

Mural artists reflect as landmark to be replaced

BERLIN—The artists involved in creating the first mural in Stephen Decatur Park took a few moments to reflect on their project as the 22-year-old images are about to be repainted during “Take Pride in Berlin Week” from April 19-26. The repainting project was organized by the Berlin Parks Commission and was funded in part by… Read more »

Boater safety to be focus of three-day OP Library classes

OCEAN PINES–The Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a three-day Maryland Basic Boating Safety course, April 8-10, 6- 9 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Library. Participants can learn about local Ocean City waters and safely navigating and piloting them as well as how to tie nautical knots. Students will receive boating knowledge and advice from Coast… Read more »

Berlin starts reign with block party set for Main Street

BERLIN—Get ready to don your red, white and blue, and party like you are in the coolest small town in America—and why not? You are. The little town with the big attitude will kick-off its year-long reign as Budget Travel’s “America’s Coolest Small Town” for 2014 with a “rain or shine” Main Street block party… Read more »