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Furnace Town ushers in holiday

SNOW HILL—Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8. Between noon and 5 p.m. Furnace Town artisans will welcome you to their workplace as they weave, make broom products and pound iron at the forge. Visitors can take a walk along the Paul Leifer… Read more »

Pines Players to present shows

OCEAN PINES–If you are a snow bird who heads for the sub-tropics at the first chill of the season, here’s a reason to delay your departure. The Ocean Pines Players have scheduled a special holiday review, certain to excite those who remain in town. This year the OPP put together a unique entertainment event that… Read more »

Berlin’s Victorian Christmas celebration begins this week

BERLIN—The tree is lit and the streets are decked. Victorian Christmas has arrived and will be marshalled in Thursday evening, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. with 85 floats, bands and marchers down Berlin’s Main Street to herald the start of the holiday season. Annual Christmas parade organizer Sharon Timmons said the parade will include 12… Read more »

County Arts Council awards grants to local organizations

BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council awarded $9,550 in Community Arts Development Grants to nine art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the six-month granting cycle beginning Jan. 1. Organizations and their projects that are being awarded are: Assateague People Of Delmarva – 21 Annual Drums On Pocomoke Berlin Intermediate… Read more »

Diakonia: a place where people come to hit life’s ‘reset’ button

WEST OCEAN CITY—A man is playing hide and seek with a toddler. The little boy runs behind a tree laughing with delight as his seeker pretends he can’t find him “anywhere.” The man’s wife invites guests in to her lovely two-bedroom apartment. One could hear the collective stamps of mothers all over the world saying… Read more »

Berlin Parks Commission receives 10 entries for competition

BERLIN—The Berlin Parks Commission met with several of the volunteer judges who will help organizers choose the right combination of pictures from entries for the Stephen Decatur Park Mural Contest, upcoming additions to Dr. William Henry Park, and began discussions on possible long-range planning for John Howard Burbage Park, during a Dec. 3 meeting. Deputy… Read more »

MSP Crash Team investigates details of Nov. 8 fatal accident

BERLIN—The Maryland State Police Crash Team is investigating details relating to the Nov. 8 crash that killed 16 year-old Tymeir Dennis and severely injured his 18 year-old brother Tyheim Bowen, and has until early January to complete a full review of the incident, according to Trooper First Class Chris Davala, assistant commander of the MSP’s… Read more »

Ocean Pines Boat Club introduces Board of Directors

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean Pines Boat Club Change of Watch Dinner Dance was held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant in Ocean City. It was an evening of fine dining, dancing, good fellowship, nostalgia and much-deserved recognition and awards. Frank Watkins was installed as the new Commodore and members of the 2014 Board… Read more »

More than 2,800 pounds of food collected for needy

SALISBURY–As part of Choptank Electric Cooperative’s 75th anniversary celebration this year, members and employees were invited to participate in the “Canzaganza” food drive that benefited the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore. Collection barrels were placed at the Denton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Salisbury and Berlin offices from Aug. 15 through Oct. 31. Choptank Electric collected… Read more »

Planning data analysis will be offered to OPA

OCEAN PINES— Salisbury University’s Business, Economic, and Community Outreach Network  (BEACON) program could provide high-tech help to the Ocean Pines Association as it prepares to create its 10-year comprehensive plan by compiling and analyzing computer data to determine the cost benefits of planned facilities. During the Dec. 4 work session, members of the Ocean Pines… Read more »