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OPA board expected to approve Yacht Club kitchen funding

OCEAN PINES—Representatives from Harkins Construction Inc., AWB Engineering, and Savoy/Brown Consultants, say the proposed increased kitchen-related costs for the new Yacht Club, from $234,300 to $690,030, were prompted after conversations with Worcester County Environmental Health Director Edward Potetz  made it clear the existing equipment would likely not pass inspection. Pressed for a “drop dead” completion… Read more »

Share food and fellowship at church Thanksgiving dinner

BERLIN—Berlin First Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings free of charge for those looking for fellowship and a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day. “It’s a big undertaking, but we all love doing it,” said Sharon Parsons, officer manager at the church. Last year, the church provided 480 meals, “and… Read more »

Developers making plans and overtures for commercial sites

BERLIN—The new year could bring with it new commercial developments based on recent activity in the Berlin Planning Office. The second phase of a new office business building is slated for property on North Main Street and eastbound Route 50, according to Planning Director Dave Engelhart during a Nov. 12 Town Council meeting. The developer… Read more »

SHA responds to request for pedestrian safety devices info

BERLIN—Officials in Maryland’s State Highway Administration responded to an information request about the procedures and criteria involved in seeking pedestrian safety devices at dangerous intersections on Nov. 19 by first offering their condolences to the family of Tymeir Dennis, who was struck and killed by a car at the intersection of US Route 113 and… Read more »

Mediacom to hold town hall meeting Nov. 21 in Pines

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines will host a town hall meeting with Mediacom representatives on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center.   Members of the Mediacom team will be present, including Glenn Bisogno, director of area operations, Mid-Atlantic system director of operations, and Katie Brinsfield, administrative associate to Bisogno,… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association, Sam’s Club partner to benefit fire dept.

 OCEAN PINES–Sam’s Club is partnering with the Ocean Pines Association to bring a special membership offer to benefit the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department now through Dec. 20. In addition to offering benefits for new and renewing members, Sam’s will donate $5 of each membership fee to the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department. The offer,… Read more »

Community Foundation board members announced

SALISBURY–The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore welcomes new members to its board of directors following a formal announcement at the Foundation’s annual meeting Nov.1, at The Fountains Conference Center in Salisbury. The new board members elected to serve a three-year term include: Andrew Kim is a certified public account and the Principal for Kim… Read more »

A horse named ‘Bailey’

BERLIN– Unsuspecting Binderiya Unter was visiting the Assateague Island Visitor Center with her classmates from Ellicott City when she was selected to randomly choose a winner from more than 200 entries in the Assateague Island Alliance Name That Horse contest.  Emma Sawch, 12, of Stamford, Conn. was chosen as the winner to provide this chestnut… Read more »

Stephen Decatur Park mural design contest deadline Dec. 2

BERLIN–The deadline for the Stephen Decatur Park Mural Contest is Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Area students currently in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the contest being run by the Berlin Parks Commission to replace the existing mural located behind the tennis courts. Once entries have been narrowed down, a… Read more »

Christmas festival in Pocomoke

POCOMOKE– The Christmas Arts and Craft Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Dept. Community Center, hosted by the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy some pre-Black Friday shopping in a calm atmosphere. The community center at 1410 Market Street in Pocomoke is the location for this first-time event. Admission cost… Read more »