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Marine Advisory Committee updates OPA board

OCEAN PINES— The Oct. 26 meeting of the Ocean Pines Association Board of directors opened with the return of the original contracts of sales of the 26 homes, farms and marshlands that ultimately became Ocean Pines. In all, the properties sold for roughly $4 million, Reese F. Cropper Jr., chairman of the board of directors… Read more »

Halloween events in Berlin and West OC

BERLIN– Halloween is here, bringing a host of trick-or-treating opportunities for children and their families. Here are some of the events going on in the area: Berlin: • The Berlin Branch of the Worcester County Public Library will host trick-or-treaters all day today, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children are encouraged… Read more »

Goal of mobile Fig Tree Studio programs is to make art accessible

BERLIN—Kate Russell and Erika Rittling Uebel are starting small in their goal to inspire artists to find their creative cores, as the trained artists prepare to open their own Fig Tree Studio by summer of next year. In the meantime, they have been serving as mobile art departments in the Lower Eastern Shore area. Uebel… Read more »

Actors wanted for upcoming Ocean Pines Players' show

OCEAN PINES–Have you ever dreamed of being an actor? Pretend being on stage? Ever wondered if you have " the right stuff" to perform? If so, we want you. The Ocean Pines Players, your community theater, welcomes rookie and experienced actors to audition for our spring production of "The Psychic," by acclaimed playwright and screen… Read more »

State officials re-propose rule for measuring impact of manure

 MARYLAND—As expected, the Maryland Department of Agriculture on Oct. 18 issued a proposed amendment to its previously published regulation calculating the amount of phosphorus farmers are applying to their fields by using poultry litter. The revised proposal would give farmers an additional year to transition from using an existing phosphorus site index, which is used… Read more »

Art League and MSO sponsor fundraiser Sat.

 OCEAN PINES—The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and the Art League of Ocean City will co-sponsor “Artistry in Motion,” a black-tie optional gala to raise funds for the upcoming season, on Saturday, Oct. 26.  The event will be held at the Ocean City Center for the Arts from 6-9 p.m. and proceeds will benefit both the MSO… Read more »

Commission re-approves plans

 BERLIN—The Worcester County Technical Review Commission on Oct. 9 approved a proposal by the Farmers Bank of Willards to construct a new 2,192 square foot banking location at Route 589 (Racetrack Road) and Gray’s Corner Road, just off of Route 50. Worcester County Zoning Administrator Jennifer Burke explained the site plan was actually a re-proposal… Read more »

Feast of St. Martin to take place on grounds of historic church

 BERLIN–The Fall Feast of St. Martin, a time to celebrate nature’s bounty at the end of the agrarian year, will be held on the grounds of historic St. Martin’s Church on Friday, Nov. 1. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and features local foods from land and sea, wines and spirits and live music. Jazz… Read more »

State reps connect with Pines businesses in joint meeting

OCEAN PINES—If there was a theme for the legislative town hall meeting sponsored by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 22, it would have focused on increasing economic development by making Maryland a more business-friendly state through the legislative process in 2014. Chamber members discussed issues with state Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38), and… Read more »

Berlin Lion’s Club to honor Quick as ‘Citizen of the Year’

 BERLIN—On Thursday, Oct. 24 the Berlin Lions Club will honor Jan Quick as Berlin’s Citizen of the Year for 2012 during the 48th Annual Berlin Award celebration. The über multi-tasker was nominated by her husband Jim Quick, who credited his wife with helping to start Berlin’s Commercial District Management Authority, a town-sponsored entity that was… Read more »