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OP Yacht Club’s Memorial Day opening huge success

OCEAN PINES–Friday’s opening of the Yacht Club got two thumbs up from Ocean Pines officials and others. The first Ocean Pines Yacht Club opened the same weekend in 1975. It was demolished in September 2013 following the successful referendum in 2012 for a new facility. The new Yacht Club is larger, has a bridal suite… Read more »

Berlin pulling out all types of trucks to touch Saturday

BERLIN– The town will hold its first public utility day on Saturday, May 31. “Touch a Truck Day” features trucks and interactive demonstrations from employees of Berlin’s electric, water resources, police, fire and public works departments. The family friendly event will be held in Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street from 10 a.m. to 2… Read more »

Snow Hill offers Pig & a Jig BBQ Festival for second year

SNOW HILL– Snow Hill’s answer to Pork in the Park returns this weekend for its second year. The Pig & a Jig BBQ Festival will be held May 30-31 on Rt. 113 just north of Snow Hill. The KCBS sanctioned competition includes live music, carnival rides by Shaw Amusement Rides, craft vendors, beer and wine… Read more »

Study shows OP top spot for safety, home ownership

OCEAN PINES – In two recent studies, Ocean Pines scored near the top. It made the list of one of the best places in Maryland for home ownership and the list for the safest places in Maryland. Consumer finance Web site analyzed data about homeownership and Ocean Pines came in sixth. According to the… Read more »

Many patriotic ceremonies planned for Memorial Day

WORCESTER COUNTY–Kick off Memorial Day in the area with patriotic ceremonies, a parade, concerts, arts and crafts shows and more all weekend long. Here are a few events going on in Berlin, Ocean Pines and Ocean City tomorrow through Memorial Day, May 26: Berlin • American Legion Boggs Disharoon Post 123 in Berlin will host… Read more »

Remembering men, women who sacrificed for country

WORCESTER COUNTY– As Memorial Day approaches, area veterans remember the brave men and women who served beside them in combat. Nebraska native Dick Tanner served with the First Marine Division in Vietnam. During his first tour he was an artilleryman who went into the country with a Self-Propelled 8-inch Battery. He was promoted to Executive… Read more »

Assateague’s turn to compete as best island in country

ASSATEAGUE– Berlin might be America’s coolest small town, but is another area locale the Best U.S. Island? Assateague Island was recently nominated by USA Today editors as one of 20 islands up for consideration as the “10 Best.” “Assateague Island is where lucky visitors find themselves sharing 37 miles of pristine beaches: not with other… Read more »

Berlin hosts cruisers auto show, ‘Punk Rock Prom’

BERLIN– “Cool” Berlin showed off its impressive range during a pair of events held on Saturday, May 17. The town hosted the annual Spring Cruisers car show during the day, followed by a ‘Punk Rock Prom’ benefit Saturday evening. Between 130 and 150 cars participated in Cruisers, from a 1940 Ford Belair to a 1976… Read more »

Berlin seeks citizens’ support for storm water project

BERLIN–For the second time, the Town of Berlin plans to seek grant funding for the Hudson Branch Storm water Project through the Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant program. Berlin applied for these funds in 2013, but was not successful. The Hudson Branch Storm water Project includes improvements to culverts and… Read more »

State proclaims Snow Hill’s wastewater plant year’s best

SNOW HILL–Maryland Rural Water Association and the state have named the Snow Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant: Wastewater System of the Year. The plant now has a capacity of 0.5 million gallons per day, and is considered to be among the 66 “major” treatment plants in the state, as identified by the Maryland Department of the… Read more »