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Dispensary to hold info session in Pines, Sat.

First medical marijuana site could open next week; mtg. will include consultant By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (Jan. 18, 2018) With all signs pointing toward an opening next week, Worcester County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Positive Energy, is set to hold an information session for prospective patients in Ocean Pines on Saturday. “I’m really excited… Read more »

SU to offer new courses in Pines

Topics to include changes in aging, bison genocide, global environmentalism (Jan. 18, 2018) Salisbury University will expand its lifelong learning program in Ocean Pines after a successful launch last semester, offering more lectures at the Ocean Pines Community Center, beginning Jan. 19. “We are delighted to introduce our many amazing Salisbury University faculty to the… Read more »

‘Colby Claus’ will lend hand to Santa


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) It’s a poorly kept secret that Santa and Ocean Pines Aquatics Director Colby Phillips are close friends. Because of that close relationship, Phillips, for the fifth year, is helping St. Nicholas send letters to children throughout the community. Anyone who sends an email with his or her… Read more »

Dorman clears air about inaccurate adult biz stories

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2017) Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman criticized what he deemed inaccurate news coverage regarding the possibility of adult-oriented businesses opening in town during a council meeting last Tuesday. The controversy began during a council work session on Oct. 30 when the town reached an agreement with Annette Gibbons-Tarr… Read more »

AGH Women’s Health Center now offers 3D mammography

(March 16, 2017) Atlantic General Hospital and Health System announces that the Atlantic General Women’s Health Center in West Ocean City now offers 3D mammography, ultrasound and bone density screening, conveniently located in the same complex as lab services, minor surgical procedures and routine gynecologic services. Now women can save time and trouble by scheduling… Read more »

Stevens likely to retire from board

After serving three three-year terms on the Ocean Pines Association Board, Dave Stevens, the current vice president, will apparently not run for reelection this year.   Stevens was elected in 2007, 2010 and, after taking a year off because of term-limit restrictions, again in 2014. He is known for his somewhat dry sense of humor… Read more »

STEM workshops offered in March and April

The Worcester County UME 4-H Youth Development Program is offering two STEM-based Home Arts workshops in March and April. The Beginner Sewing Workshop is a six-week course for youth ages 8-18, beginning Tuesday, March 14, 6-8 p.m., at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Community Center, 18 Third Street in Pocomoke.   The basics of sewing, stitching,… Read more »

Annual Health Fair in Ocean Pines, Oct. 1

(Sept. 22, 2016) Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are collaborating with the Ocean Pines Association and its Communications Advisory Committee to offer a free health fair for the community. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway… Read more »

New school brings Montessori method to Worcester County

(Sept. 8, 2016) Coastal Early Learning Center in Berlin held two successful open houses last week, and the Montessori school is looking forward to operating in its new base of operations, according to owner Carrie Coots. An Oklahoma native, Coots moved to the area nine years ago. She holds a degree from Oklahoma State University… Read more »

Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr. presented award

(July 28, 2016) Mid-Atlantic Health Care this week announced that Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center received the 2015 Quality Innovation Award from the Maryland and Virginia Quality Innovation Network. This award recognizes high-performing nursing homes that are improving resident care and satisfaction on multiple fronts. All nursing homes in Maryland are part of the Maryland-Virginia… Read more »