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Projects will soon get funding through Program Open Space

ANNAPOLIS – Recreational projects in Allegany, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Prince George’s, Somerset and Worcester counties will soon receive funding for upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Among the funding measures approved was a grant of… Read more »

McDermott preparing to annouce senate candidacy

MARYLAND—Del. Michael McDermott (38B-R) has not announced it yet, but the Bayside Gazette has confirmed that he is preparing to announce after Labor Day his plans to run for the state senate, in a challenge to incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias (38-D). McDermott has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 2011…. Read more »

Artists sought for juried show

BERLIN—The Worcester County Arts Council invites artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited in September at the Arts Council Gallery at 6 Jefferson St. in Berlin. The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur, with work in all media. All work must be original and completed within the last… Read more »

Surfers Healing organization provides camp for autistic children

OCEAN CITY–Rory Stephens is 7 years old, likes gymnastics and swimming, and has incredible balance. She also has autism. Rory will join 200 other children in the water today to surf Ocean City’s waves, thanks to the nonprofit Surfers Healing. The camp has brought a day of music, food and crafts on the beach to… Read more »

Collins, Cordwell, Terry win director spots on OPA board

OCEAN PINES— The Ocean Pines Elections Advisory Committee reported the results of the 2013 elections to fill three seats with three-year terms on the Board of Directors during the annual homeowners association’s membership meeting Aug. 10. Two newcomers, John “Jack” Collins and William “Bill” Cordell, and one incumbent, Thomas “Tom” Terry, won the most votes,… Read more »

Berlin Town Council approves requests for road closures, grant requests

BERLIN—The mayor and town council unanimously approved two requests for road closures for special events and two requests to seek state grant funding for building and facility projects during an Aug. 12 meeting. Economic and Development Director Michael Day presented a proposal for street closures behind Town Hall along Pitts Street, from Main Street to… Read more »

Ranck appointed deputy director of Worcester County Library

WORCESTER COUNTY- The Worcester County Library Trustees announce the appointment of Jennifer Ranck as deputy director of the Worcester County Library. Ranck is the first person to serve in this position, and she will also act as the Ocean City Branch library manager. “We are fortunate to have Jennifer take this important administrative position,” Library… Read more »

Berlin Police Department to offer emergency care training

BERLIN—Town officials are wasting little time putting a newly acquired resource to good use in a Berlin police officer, who earned certification to instruct both first responders and the public on certain types of emergency medical care on July 17. Pfc. Jessica Collins is certified to instruct law enforcement officers on how to render care… Read more »

Pines Recreation Department presents kite event

OCEAN PINES—The skies above the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial Park on Route 589 will be festooned with kites on Saturday, provided the wind cooperates. For the second year, the Ocean Pines Recreational Department will host a kite-flying event in the clearing in front of the Sports Core and the South Gate. Renamed Family Fun Fly… Read more »

Brown Box Theatre Project of Boston comes to Snow Hill

SNOW HILL– Arts on the River First Friday in Snow Hill welcomes the Brown Box Theatre Project of Boston on Sept. 6, for the opening of the Eastern Shore series. For this performance in Sturgis Park by the Pocomoke River, the Brown Box Theatre presents a magical interpretation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as its third annual Free Shakespeare. Bring… Read more »