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Worcester County seeks public participation with food drive

WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County Volunteer Services and Liquor Control are hosting a canned food drive for the Maryland Food Bank, Jan. 27-Feb. 7. All county employees and the public are invited to participate. Canned food items can be deposited in specially-marked Maryland Food Bank barrels at these participating locations:   •Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill… Read more »

Dad’s memories still too hurtful

BERLIN—There are some events that people rarely witness as they occur: a flower bursting into full bloom, and a strong man succumbing to profound grief. It was difficult to read the emotions of Quentin Dennis, who is physically imposing, when he and his wife Rebecca agreed on Dec. 27, 2013, to speak about the loss… Read more »

Flood insurance rates at high tide

WEST OCEAN CITY—Federal lawmakers are trying to scale back the unintended impact of previous legislation that could cause flood insurance premium rates skyrocketing for some local homeowners with subsidized policies, meanwhile one subset of policyholders will be allowed to keep their subsidized plans thanks to an omnibus spending bill that was recently signed into law…. Read more »

Holly Center is looking for vital local volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Holly Center in area departments such as Recreation, the Adult Day Program, administration and the Holly Center Auxiliary. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist staff with special events that directly benefit the Holly Center people. If you would like you to consider becoming a volunteer of Holly Center,… Read more »

Worcester County G.O.L.D. names Otterbein executive

WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), Inc., has announced the appointment of Claire Otterbein to the position of executive director. Otterbein will lead an organization that since its founding in 1996 has provided services to thousands of Worcester County residents in need. Otterbein brings years of experience in non-profit administration and previously served… Read more »

OP Boat Club continues its plans for Festival of Boats

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Boat Club is looking ahead to summer days and is continuing with its plans to revive the annual boat parade.   Now named, “The Festival of Boats,” the boat parade was a signature summer event for many years in Ocean Pines and is scheduled this year for July 26. The activities,… Read more »

Snow Hill Blues Jam brings ‘best of blues’ for its 7th year

Snow Hill–The Snow Hill Blues Jam will bring the “best of the blues” to Green Street in Snow Hill for its seventh year.   The opening act at the Old Firehouse on Saturday, March 15, will be Washington D.C. musician Dave Chappell. For the last several years, Chappell has won the Washington Area Music Awards… Read more »

MALPF applications now being accepted by county

 (WORCESTER COUNTY)–On behalf of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, Worcester County is accepting applications from interested landowners who may wish to participate in the MALPF program through the voluntary sale of an agricultural easement to the Foundation. Eligible properties must be at least 50 acres in size (unless contiguous to an existing MALPF easement)… Read more »

Mediacom to upgrade network technology to provide expansion of high-definition TV

(MARYLAND)–Mediacom Communications announced this week that it is upgrading network technology to provide area customers with a major expansion of its high-definition lineup, while also eliminating analog reception for most family cable video channels. Mediacom’s upgrade will remove analog television reception for all but a limited number of basic broadcast channels, which is a change… Read more »

First Fridays begin again in Snow Hill; time to wear red

SNOW HILL–Not only is February American Heart Month, Black History Month and National Children’s Dental Health Month, it also brings Ground Hog’s Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and the new season of First Fridays in Snow Hill. Wear something red to town Friday, Feb. 7, and you will find some special promotions at the local… Read more »