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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 »

Brinkley new volunteer services manager

WORCESTER COUNTY–Kelly Brinkley has been named the new Worcester County volunteer services manager. Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Wesleyan College in Georgia. She has extensive experience working with school systems and diverse nonprofit agencies. Brinkley currently acts as the parent coordinator for the Wicomico County Middle Schools STEM (science, technology, engineering and… Read more »

Community Foundation Announces Deadline for Education Awards Grant Program

MARYLAND–The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently announces the 2013 deadline for the Education Awards Grant Program. Public and private schools on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore must submit proposals no later than Friday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. In 2012, the Community Foundation awarded $45,000 for programs benefiting local students. Grants supported a range… Read more »

Wor. County Commissioners get support for redistricting plan

BERLIN— The primary requests from speakers to the Worcester County Commissioners was to keep polling locations convenient for voters reassigned to a different voting district at the third and better-attended public hearing on proposed redistricting plans for the 2014 elections on Aug. 1. Despite a summertime deluge, Commissioners President Bud Church remarked that the hearing… Read more »