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Worcester Arts Council sets July workshops, classes list

BERLIN – The Worcester County Arts Council is offering several classes and workshops in July. Rhyme With Art will be held on July  8, 15, 22 and 29 from 4-4:45 p.m. Inspired by famous nursery rhymes, little artists ages 2-4 will be introduced to various media and techniques such as collage, stamping, watercolors and tempera…. Read more »

Taylor Museum adds clock, knife box to collection

BERLIN– Two new additions have been added to the already impressive collection at the Taylor House Museum. An antique grandfather clock and a knife box were donated by the Ocean Pines-based Arcadia chapter of the Questers. “They are a historic preservation organization, so they kind of adopted our museum, and each year they raise money… Read more »

No changes in user fees for most sanitary service areas

WORCESTER COUNTY – Seven of the county’s 11 sanitary service areas have no changes in user fees in the Water and Wastewater Enterprise Fund adopted June 18. The service areas with no changes in user fees are Ocean Pines, West Ocean City, Assateague Point, The Landings, Mystic Harbour, Lighthouse Sound and River Run.   Ratepayers… Read more »

Berlin expected to annex land tract across from SDHS

BERLIN– A significant growth in the town’s commercial and residential capacity could begin construction by the end of the year.   A 120-acre piece of land at 9828 Seahawk Rd., across from Stephen Decatur High School, is expected to be annexed by the town and developed by Salisbury-based Rinnier Development Company. “The first component of… Read more »

Incumbent Bunting Responds to Criticism in Commissioners Race

WORCESTER COUNTY– Incumbent Worcester County Commissioner Madison Jim Bunting Jr. is engaged in a heated political battle for the District Six seat with Linda Busick. Bunting spent six years on the Worcester County board of Zoning Appeals prior to being a commissioner, including a 4-year stint as chairmen. The candidate was also chairman of the… Read more »

Political newcomers face off in Dem. primary for 38C seat

WORCESTER COUNTY– Two rookie democrat politicians are vying for the newly created House of Delegates Legislative District 38C seat. Mike Hindi, a 25-year-old former lifeguard will face 58-year-old educator Judy Davis during the seat’s democratic primary on June 24. “I’ve lived here my entire life pretty much,” said Hindi. “This is my background; I was… Read more »

Power Squadron fleet blessing follows tradition

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean City Power Squadron held its annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Ocean Pines Marina on June 1.   All boaters in the area are always invited to participate in this event. The Blessing of the Fleet ceremony has been passed down through generations of sailors, fishermen, merchant mariners and navies around… Read more »

Pickle what? Pickleball, now taking place at com. center

OCEAN PINES– Pickleball, one of the fastest-growing sports in America, is also enjoying a boom at the beach. The sport recently became an official amenity at the Ocean Pines Community Center, offering indoor drop-in play three days a week, as well as unlimited play on six outdoor courts. Invented in Washington state in 1965 by… Read more »

How to guarantee crowd at an arts/music fest? Keep it secret

BERLIN– The chances are good you haven’t heard about the next big event in America’s coolest small town – and that’s exactly the way organizers want it. Specifics are scarce, but on a secret date in June at an undisclosed location a major alternative arts and music festival will be staged. Matt Dove, former professional… Read more »

Volunteer docents sought for restored Rackliffe House

BERLIN–Rackliffe House, a beautifully restored 1740s merchant-planter’s Georgian home overlooking Assateague Island and Sinepuxent Bay, outside of Berlin, is recruiting volunteers to serve as docents. Docent training will be conducted at Rackliffe House on Thursday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The training session will help docents interpret life on the 18th-century coastal… Read more »