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Emotional rollercoaster in four days

Last Thursday through Sunday proved to touch several aspects of life. During the course of these days, I ran into the depths of sadness to the heights of happiness. When a person comes through this to the other side, there’s a dizzying almost vertigo-like feeling trying to figure out just what happened and what are… Read more »

Coastal Hospice helps many families

One of the jobs we do as editors is to read and edit the many obituaries that come across our desks. We do so with the understanding that the writers of these obituaries want to include as many surviving relatives as possible as well as good friends and even pets, and that many of these… Read more »

Waiting one more day for fireworks

“A meteorological bomb.” That’s what the guy on the Weather Channel called a winter storm that was going to hit Maryland during the early part of the new millennium. It was supposed to start on an early Saturday morning. That Friday afternoon, my wife Lisa and I did the usual Maryland thing. We purchased food,… Read more »

Huey brings back memories for many

Sharyn O’Hare, board member emeritus and co-founder of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, had the rapt attention of about 50 seated and standing at the Ocean City Airport. It was Memorial Day, after all, a day to really recount those who gave their lives so that we may be free. O’Hare talked… Read more »

Candidate’s actions of entitlement

Entitlement. It’s a word that keeps surfacing this year in political conversations. The name it is associated with is attorney general hopeful Jon Cardin. He is the delegate from Baltimore County’s 11th legislative district who failed to show for 75 percent of his House Ways and Means Committee votes this last 90-day session in Annapolis…. Read more »

Temple Bat Yam honors six founders

It’s safe to say that every house of worship, no matter what the faith, has a rather daunting task when it comes to starting a congregation from scratch. Finding a spiritual lead­er, space for services, class­rooms for religious school; places to store Bibles, hymn books, folding chairs, and perhaps the most important part of any… Read more »

Intolerance in a tolerant time of year

I’m sitting down to write my Bayside Gazette Editor’s Notebook. I was going to write about this being my favorite time of the year. My Jewish family and friends are preparing for Passover. While my Christian friends and extended family are getting ready for the beautiful Easter holiday. Instead, I’m stopped before I sit down… Read more »

Ocean Pines Golf Club should get extension

We think that the Ocean Pines Golf Club should be given the “one year of solid operation” to determine if it can be turned financially turned around. The suggestion by OPA President Tom Terry and GM Bob Thompson and the majority of the board is a sound one. Also, we agree that any sort of… Read more »

Naviance great for student goal setting

It’s an educational innovation that will really be of help to Worcester County Public School students. The program is called “Naviance,” and it’s a combination of the words “navigation” and “guidance.” It uses four components, including college and career planning, preparing for success, determining which courses to take and using e-documents when applying to college… Read more »

Board efforts get A+

Sometime earlier this winter, we started seeing news articles and hearing reports that the snow we’d been experiencing might threaten to extend the school year into the summer. That was in January. Spring started today, March 20. Yet last Sunday night into Monday, a snowstorm caused dangerous travel even along main thoroughfares in Worcester County,… Read more »