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Ocean Pines Association board approves new Yacht Club costs

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors at its Nov. 20 meeting approved a funding increase to accommodate additional costs associated with installing the equipment in the new the Yacht Club kitchen, two guidance proposals relating to the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget, and conducted a first reading of a proposal related to investment guidance… Read more »

‘Victorian Christmas’ begins with tree lighting, Arts Night

BERLIN—Black Friday Berlin-style will begin with the lighting of the town’s 17-foot spruce Christmas tree standing decorated in the courtyard of the Atlantic Hotel at the downtown sector’s  Holiday Arts Night. The blinking and twinkling will start at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 pm. Berlin’s art-themed Victorian Christmas will continue with original artwork and… Read more »

Beer and wine sales look promising for Kaddy Mart

SNOW HILL–Residents without transportation in the area of the southern end of Market Street in Snow Hill will no longer have to walk to the other end of town to buy beer and wine if the new tenants of the Kaddy Mart spruce up the store as promised last Tuesday. “We want to see improvements… Read more »

New and easier to navigate OPA Web site launched

OCEAN PINES—The Yacht Club isn’t the only Ocean Pines fixture getting a redo these days. If you haven’t perused it already, the new Web site,, is worth a tour. Marketing and Public Relations Director Teresa Travatello said the new Web site has been under development since March and was rolled in with an e-blast… Read more »

ACT to be part of nationwide movement

NATIONWIDE–Assateague Coastal Trust is part of the second annual #GivingTuesday, a nationwide movement that harnesses the power of a blend of partners–charities, families, businesses and individuals–to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create an… Read more »

Mediacom reps conduct meeting with OP residents

OCEAN PINES—Glenn Bisogno, director of operations of Mediacom, along with other representatives of the telecommunications provider conducted an annual status meeting on Nov. 21 to discuss problems reported by subscribers. Members who attended reported problems with slow internet service, cable television outages and limited programming, costs, and less than stellar customer service responses. In his… Read more »

Donations being accepted for BIT

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is accepting donations of Christmas gifts for critically ill children and their families. They will donate these toys and gifts to the Believe in Tomorrow House By The Sea, located on 66th Street in Ocean City. Examples of gifts include Legos, action figures, Disney Princess and Cars… Read more »

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 »