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Bus trip to New York planned

OCEAN PINES–Join Ocean Pines on a day trip to New York City Friday, Dec. 6 Spend the day shopping, sightseeing or enjoying one of the many Broadway shows on tap. The tree lighting at Rockefeller Center and Marcy’s are beautiful at Christmas and The Rockettes are always ready to perform a fantastic show. The bus… Read more »

Gifts galore available at Holiday Shopper’s Fair

OCEAN CITY–The Holiday Shopper’s Fair is back, bringing gifts from handbags and candles to toys, nautical-themed items and presents for pets to the 40th Street convention center, Friday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 1. The 31st annual fair will host more than 200 vendors from Ocean City locals to retailers from as far as Wisconsin,… Read more »

Delmarva Power offers Education Mini-Grant Prog.

MARYLAND–Delmarva Power is accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 13 for its annual Education Mini-Grant Program. The program provides teachers with grants of up to $500 to support projects that focus on energy-related issues, such as energy conservation, alternative energy and electrical safety. The money can be used to cover the cost of classroom materials, special… Read more »

Classical Christmas concert and dinner scheduled Dec. 2

BERLIN–The Berlin Heritage Foundation’s final fundraising event of the year will take place on Monday, Dec. 2. The annual Classical Christmas Concert and Dinner includes a gourmet dinner at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin and a candlelight concert at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum.  A trio lead by Salisbury Symphony’s first violin, Sachi Murasugi,… Read more »

Berlin residents galvanize resolve on traffic safety

BERLIN—A determined and resolute gathering of family, friends, neighbors and government officials converged at the Multipurpose Building on Flower Street Nov. 19 to plan strategy to address long-standing pedestrian safety issues that have plagued town intersections along Route 113 for years. The community meeting was prompted by an accident on Nov. 8 when Tymeir Dennis,… Read more »

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 »