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Biz opportunity at Assateague Island moves forward

NATIONAL SEASHORE—The National Park Service plans to release a prospectus to solicit proposals to provide equipment rentals, food and beverage, merchandise and other services within Assateague Island National Seashore’s Maryland District within 30 days. Once the prospectus has opened, bidders will have 90 days to respond. The NPS plans to release the Prospectus in early… Read more »

Berlin pesents 'Just Walk' event Nov. 9

BERLIN—The Berlin Parks Commission and Worcester County Health Department are inviting anyone interested in physical fitness, or as Berlin’s Deputy Administrator Mary Bohlen put it, “Just a pleasant walk on an autumn Saturday morning,” to come to Stephen Decatur Park on Nov. 9. For the second year, the town is hosting the free community fitness… Read more »

CAR installs 2013 officers, Megaree named president

OCEAN CITY—The annual meeting and installation for the Coastal Association of REALTORS® recently took place in Ocean City with more than 100 members in attendance. New officers and directors were officially instated into office for the association. Officers installed included: •President, Susan Megaree, RE/MAX Crossroads; •President-Elect, Vicki Harmon, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; •Vice President, Linda… Read more »

Davis announces run for District 38C seat Nov. 16

On Saturday, Nov.16, at 6 p.m. an announcement event will be held to celebrate the kick-off of Democrat candidate Judy Davis’ campaign for Delegate District 38C.  The venue is St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Dewees Hall, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City. Interested persons can call 410-213-1956 for additional information. Invitations have been issued. Judy… Read more »

Officials begin process to updating flood insurance maps

BERLIN—Town officials are taking preliminary steps to ensure that street names and landmarks are properly identified when a proposed update for Berlin’s flood insurance rate maps are released later this year through a new digital format. A sneak peek of how the actual proposed map, delineating areas that show areas where there is at least… Read more »

OPA Board discusses propsals on FY 2015 budget guidance

OCEAN PINES—When the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors goes into work session on Nov. 6, two budget matters that were brought up during the Oct. 26 regular meeting will be raised as points for further discussion. First, a proposal presented by Director Bill Cordwell, would provide official guidance from the board to General Manager… Read more »

Water, sewer service area created for businesses

OCEAN PINES—Two properties along Cathell Road were added Tuesday to the Pines Plaza Commercial Sanitary Service Area, which the Worcester County Commissioners formally created that day so businesses there can have public water and sewer services. “I’m asking to be included,” said Debbie Hileman, owner of property on Cathell Road. “I definitely want water and… Read more »

Registration to participate in Berlin parade ends Nov. 22

Entry spots are still available to participate in Berlin’s 43rd annual Christmas Parade, which will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.  The theme for this year’s parade is        “A Magical Berlin Christmas”.   The rain date is Thursday, Dec. 12. The parade is sponsored by Berlin Main Street.  Entry fees are $25 for commercial units… Read more »

Several leaf collection options for Ocean Pines area residents

Waste Management customers can have up to four bags of leaves each pick-up in addition to regular trash pickup. Waste Management customers are encouraged to remove up to eight bags a week. These can be in paper or plastic.  On the south side of Route 90 Bridge, Waste Management pick -ups are on Tuesdays and Fridays…. Read more »

OPA board approves new Yacht Club façade materials

OCEAN PINES—It was a matter of stone. At least that was what the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors debated among other issues at its Oct. 26 board meeting. In the end, the OPA board passed a motion to approve alternative façade materials for its new yacht club. It also affirmed a $75,000 cost increase… Read more »