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Building maintenance a key to OPA construction

OCEAN PINES  — Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson did a lot of talking last week. After discussing his suggested facilities plan with the OPA board of directors during a marathon session Dec. 6, last Saturday he gave a less in-depth report to the membership over the course of about four hours. Nearly 200… Read more »

Parade a ‘Hometown’ evening of fun

BERLIN —The Christmas season kicked off on last week with the 41st annual Berlin Christmas Parade. As usual, it demonstrated "great small town charm," according to spectator Glenn Irwin. Dozens of colorful and festive floats proceeded along Main Street to bring the Christmas spirit to hundreds of spectators. Wayne Cannon, who works at radio station… Read more »

GM presents his OP Yacht Club notion

 By Tony Russo Staff Writer OCEAN PINES — After a morning spent touring two of the Ocean Pines Association’s facilities most in need of repair or replacement — the Yacht Club and the Country Club — the OPA board met at the Community Center to hear the beginnings of the plan that General Manager Bob… Read more »

Berlin Walking Tour gets a new voice

BERLIN — Shirley Hailey came out of her back gate to find a small group of people wandering around in her side yard looking for a rain tree. She  was sad to report the landmark tree had been taken away. She and her husband Rex engaged a tree company to come by and take down… Read more »

Town Considers New Street Closure Parameters

BERLIN — Over the last several years as the various events and street fairs have become popular enough to draw hundreds or even thousands to town regular street closures have become commonplace and Berlin has settled into a pattern for cordoning off specific streets for designated amounts of time. The process has become nearly automated… Read more »

OPA Golf Woes Continue

  OCEAN PINES — Getting the golf course in shape is no longer merely a priority of OPA General Manager Bob Thompson. This week the board of directors officially gave Thompson license to prepare a detailed plan for fixing up the course and pitching it to them. Thompson caused a bit of a stir last… Read more »

Paul Suplee is a Tough Mudder

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Ocean Pines resident Paul Suplee woke up really sore Monday morning. The day before he’d run 12 miles through an obstacle course that included live electric wires that couldn’t be navigated without “mild electrocution” and a burning field. And he can’t wait to do it again. Suplee was among the more than… Read more »

Beer May Flow in Berlin

BERLIN — Major events may get a new look and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce a new revenue source after the Town Council on Monday agreed to consider an ordinance that would allow events a one-day suspension of the open container laws. In the most technical sense, it is illegal to wander off the Atlantic… Read more »

Shore Up! Can Help with Heating Bills

BERLIN — In the coming weeks, the temperature will drop for good and the high cost of heating will put the bite on many area residents. For those who struggle to keep up with their energy bills, Shore Up! administers two state energy assistance plans aimed at helping keep the lights on and the house… Read more »

Todd wins Berlin Award

BERLIN — Joel Todd, this year’s Berlin Award Winner, started choking up a little when he realized the party was for him. Unlike most Citizen of the Year awards, the Berlin Award is run something like a surprise party. The person to be honored never knows the party is for them until part way through… Read more »