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Berlin seeks citizens’ support for storm water project

BERLIN–For the second time, the Town of Berlin plans to seek grant funding for the Hudson Branch Storm water Project through the Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant program. Berlin applied for these funds in 2013, but was not successful. The Hudson Branch Storm water Project includes improvements to culverts and… Read more »

State proclaims Snow Hill’s wastewater plant year’s best

SNOW HILL–Maryland Rural Water Association and the state have named the Snow Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant: Wastewater System of the Year. The plant now has a capacity of 0.5 million gallons per day, and is considered to be among the 66 “major” treatment plants in the state, as identified by the Maryland Department of the… Read more »

OP Yacht Club expected to open doors Friday to public

OCEAN PINES–Entertainment is booked for this weekend at the new Ocean Pines Yacht, so its doors are expected to open Friday for the first time to the general public. “We are about to open the doors to a facility the entire community can be proud to show off not only today but for many years… Read more »

OP public Library to offer gardening clinic on Tuesdays

OCEAN PINES–Starting the first Tuesday in May and running through the last Tuesday in September, the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service is offering, “Ask a Master Gardener,” at the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines.   The clinic is free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Master gardeners… Read more »

Raffle winners love house, but not so much its costs

 OCEAN PINES–Lanny and Kay Hickman, winners of last year’s house raffle by the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, don’t want to seem ungrateful, but there have been a few problems with their prize. “I love the house,” Kay Hickman said last week. “But we’ve had to do a number of things.” The Hickmans held the… Read more »

Commission to host sixth annual car show Saturday

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Commission on Aging will host its sixth annual car show on Saturday, May 10. The show, which benefits senior programs, will be held at the Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center on 4767 Snow Hill Road. Lloyd Parks, chairman of the board of directors at the senior center, helped launch… Read more »

Maryland casinos generate $71.46 million April take

MARYLAND – The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced this week April revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos–Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. April’s combined statewide revenue totaled $71,457,589. Casino at… Read more »

Mayday Playday becoming one of Berlin’s biggest events

BERLIN– One of the town’s newest events is gearing up to be one of its biggest. Mayday Playday is being rebranded as the Ocean 98 Mayday Playday Music Festival and 5k. Formerly held on a Friday, the downtown Berlin event moves to Saturday, May 10, this year and features an expanded lineup of 14 bands… Read more »

Festival to be overflowing with 14 bands worth of live music

BERLIN– Saturday’s Ocean98 Mayday Playday Music Festival looks to be virtually overflowing with live music, with 14 different bands playing in an eight-hour time span. Boulder, Colo. singer/songwriter Rob Drabkin will make his first trip to the east coast, playing a solo acoustic set at 3 p.m. Ocean98 was the first radio station in the… Read more »

Registration open for County Arts Council campers

BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council is now accepting registrations for the annual Summer Arts Camp for children, held June 23-27, at Berlin Intermediate School. This camp is designed for students entering third through eighth grades in fall, 2014. Last year more than 120 children attended. The cost is $95 for the week-long camp which will… Read more »