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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 »

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 »

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 »

Father voices concerns about investigation

BERLIN– Almost a year after a fatal car crash involving a Maryland state trooper and two local teenagers, police have concluded their investigation. On Nov. 8 trooper Nicolas Hager struck 16-year-old Tymeir D. Dennis and his then 17-year-old brother Tyheim D. Bowen on Route 113 in Berlin. Dennis died in the accident and Bowen sustained… Read more »

Sunfest at 40 to attract more than 100,000 to Ocean City

OCEAN CITY—Ocean City’s largest fall festival kicks off today, Thursday, with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, live music, a variety of food and family activities on tap at the inlet for the 40th annual Sunfest. Recently ranked No. 1 in Sunshine Artist magazine’s annual 200 best shows list for 2014, the downtown Ocean City… Read more »

NCPHIF coming to OP for National Preparedness Month

OCEAN PINES—The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud (NCPHIF) will host a pair of workshops in Ocean Pines aimed at educating homeowners on how to protect themselves from home repair fraud and scams. The workshops are being held in conjunction with National Preparedness Month. The SmartPower workshops — “Protecting Yourself from Home… Read more »

Unless write-in candidate surfaces, Gulyas unopposed

BERLIN– How good of a year is “America’s Coolest Small Town” having? The Budget Travel magazine designation boosted business, the Little League teams went to regional and national championships, and public works projects received more than $1 million in grant money. The town is running so smoothly that – when it came time to file… Read more »

First season over, Yacht Club gets residents’ approval

OCEAN PINES– With one season in the books, most residents deemed the new Yacht Club a success, albeit still a work in progress. Opened on Memorial Day weekend, the new $4.7 million facility boasts a restaurant, marina, pool and plenty of space for weddings and special events. “I think all in all we’ve had a… Read more »

WOCA invites registered voters to candidate forum

WEST OCEAN CITY – The West Ocean City Association invites all registered voters in District 3 to attend its Third District Commissioner Candidate Forum next week. The forum will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Lions Club on Airport Road in West Ocean City. District 3, which includes West Ocean City,… Read more »