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Ocean Pines Farmers Market to feature new event series

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Farmers Market announces the addition of the new event series, “Meet Me at Market,” to its schedule. “Meet Me at Market” will feature local speakers, craftsman, chefs and artisans. The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is currently operating its fall and winter season and is open from 8 a.m. to… Read more »

SH Christmas parade winners announced

SNOW HILL–The winners for the Snow Hill Christmas parade held on Wednesday Dec. 11, were announced by its sponsors the Snow Hill Lions Club, Town of Snow Hill, and merchants in Snow Hill.   Snow Hill Christmas Parade winners are:   Best Band: Pocomoke High School   Best Car/Vehicle: Hardwire, LLC   Best Color Guard:… Read more »

Voting now underway for ‘Light Up the Pines’ competition

OCEAN PINES—Need a happy holiday pick-me-up? Craving Christmas creations? The final entries for the “Light Up the Pines” lawn decorating contest are in and ready to be viewed. Seasonal sightseers and voting residents can see the 12 displays of Christmas throughout the Ocean Pines community in either forward or reverse order at:   76 Ocean… Read more »

OPVFD swears in officers for ‘14

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Installation and Awards Dinner on Saturday Dec 7.   OPVFD officers were sworn in by Worcester County Fire Marshall Jeff McMahon.   The 2014 officers are:   Line Officers Chief Rich Angelo   First Assistant Chief Steve Grunewald   Captains Ed McNeill and Harvey Booth… Read more »

Vent named chair of Wor. County Junior Achievement Advisory Board

WORCESTER COUNTY–Chad Vent has been elected to serve as the Advisory Board Chair of Worcester County Junior Achievement. Vent, a certified public accountant and managing partner in the Faw Casson Maryland office, has dedicated time to teaching Junior Achievement programs in the K-12 classrooms, and has assisted with the successful JA Adopt, a school dinner… Read more »

FEMA flood maps shrink by more than 50 percent in plan

BERLIN—Nearly half of the property parcels that are currently required to carry flood insurance in Berlin and Ocean Pines will no longer be required to do so, if preliminary flood insurance maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are implemented. FEMA is proposing changes to its flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) that will essentially… Read more »

Chamber offers murder mystery dinner

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a murder mystery dinner and show  in the Community Center on Jan. 17. The case of the “Family” business in Ocean Pines will be performed by Get a Clue Productions. Guests will be able to test their detective skills by attempting to solve a… Read more »

Berlin third after first-round voting

BERLIN–Maryland’s historic town of Berlin placed third in the preliminary voting round of Budget Travel’s “America’s Coolest Small Town” contest. The Web site’s polls opened the first week of October and asked Americans to nominate small towns that they felt were the “coolest.” The rules stated the town must have fewer than 10,000 people, have… Read more »

Berlin faces redistricting after Census shows population hike

For Berlin’s redistricting plans, Monday was a start. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, Berlin’s population has grown from around 3,000 to 4,496, and with all of these new residents, Berlin must adjust its election districts to maintain – as best as possible – an equitable number in each one. This would mean that each… Read more »

State Sen. Jim Mathias files for re-election to Gen. Assembly

MARYLAND–State Sen. Senator Jim Mathias (D-38) filed to run for re-election last week, hoping to return for another four years of representing the lower Eastern Shore. Mathias counted among his accomplishments in his last four years since moving up from the House of Delegates, co-sponsoring legislation to make it easier for small businesses to hire… Read more »