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Marlin Room to be renamed Foultz Room

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) The Marlin Room at the Ocean Pines community center will be renamed for the late Anna Foultz, with a dedication ceremony set for Oct. 24 , the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors agreed last Wednesday. The celebration of Foultz, 93, who died on Sept. 22, will… Read more »

GM reports work heating up as temps cool

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) As temperatures begin to cool down, capital projects and fiscal forecasting are heating up in Ocean Pines. General Manager John Viola provided an update on a wealth of ongoing and upcoming plans during the Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 2. Speaking the day after an official… Read more »

Pines financials trending in right direction

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) The Ocean Pines Association balance sheets are trending positively one third into the current fiscal year, with recently released August financials indicating revenues above and expenses below estimates. Budget and Finance Committee chairman Dick Keiling said his group reviewed the financial data with Director of Finance Steve… Read more »

Water Safety for fourth graders begins this week

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Aiming to reduce child drownings is the intent of a three-day water safety course starting this week for fourth graders conducted by the Ocean Pines Aquatics Department. Ocean Pines Operations Director Colby Phillips said the first wave of students from Buckingham Elementary School are scheduled this week… Read more »

Fifth annual Pup in Pines contest underway

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Let your canine take a shot at fame, if not fortune, during the fifth annual “Pup of the Pines,” contest to support the Ocean Pines Dog Park. Katelynne Hunt with Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks said the entry deadline is Oct. 20, with voting taking place during… Read more »

OP Haunted Walking Trail seeks scary souls

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Ghoulish groups interested in launching a shiver-inducing tradition in Ocean Pines are invited to adopt one of 13 spooky stops along the Haunted Walking Trail slated for Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 at the White Horse Park boat ramp. Speaking on Monday, Recreation and Parks Manager Debbie… Read more »

Pines breaks ground on clubhouse

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Groundbreaking for the 7,200-square-foot clubhouse at the Ocean Pine Golf Course took place Tuesday, and by all accounts construction is slated to wind up in time for a grand opening in May. In April, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved the building project at a… Read more »

Drainage plan being formulated as work begins

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Improving drainage issues, for many the largest dilemma facing Ocean Pines, is the goal of a pipe replacement scheduled this month, with a laundry list of tasks presently being compiled for fiscal 2020/2021. Operations Director Colby Phillips said the upcoming pipe work would begin around the second… Read more »

Bertino hosts active shooter training in Pines

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Helping residents understand how to counter random acts of violence is the intent of a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training class hosted by Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino, in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The CRASE training will… Read more »

Fleetwood takes on more responsibility in town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Anyone looking for Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood would most likely find him in town around 6 a.m. After his morning walk and a cup of coffee, Fleetwood is at his desk by 6:30 a.m. starting his usual 12-hour day. “Quite frankly, the way I do my job… Read more »