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Committee promotes annual meeting, voting next month

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The Ocean Pines Communications Committee is ramping up to “get out the vote” ahead of the board of directors election this summer. The committee decided at its June 16 meeting that it will use signs bearing the aforementioned slogan from 2021 but revise them to fit the current year. The decision came with the suggestion… Read more »

Pines committee wants awareness for wildlife issues


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer UPDATE: Before going to press, Sanacroce informed the Bayside Gazette that a few signs had been put up on the pond. ORIGINAL STORY The Ocean Pines Environment and Natural Assets Committee is still waiting on its “Keep Wildlife Wild” signs for South Gate Pond. After the committee’s June 15 meeting,… Read more »

New Honeywater Candles enjoying start on Main Street


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer With an entryway only a few inches wider than its door, you might miss Honeywater Candles, the new business on the block at 16 Main Street in Berlin. Still, you might find your way to its entrance, up the stairs and into the store if you allow the alluring fragrances… Read more »

Marine Activities Committee talks dredging, boat safety


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Marine Activities Committee on Tuesday continued discussions regarding bathroom repairs, dredging and boating safety. “We’ve provided a punch list to the general manager (John Viola), who has been wonderful in following up with us on those issues,” said committee secretary Donna McElroy. “Dredging has been the ongoing… Read more »

Janasek files suit against OPA

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer A lawsuit filed by Tom Janasek in Worcester County Circuit Court Tuesday contends that the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors has no power to ban him from association amenities for three months as punishment for his verbal attack on board member Josette Wheatley last month. The board imposed the… Read more »

Eric Andrew Nilsson

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Eric Andrew Nilsson Ocean Pines Eric Andrew Nilsson, age 93, passed away at Atlantic General Hospital on Monday, June 6, 2022. Born on Patriots Day, Sept. 11, 1928 in Jamaica, New York, he was the first son of Swedish immigrants Harry Nilsson and Svea Svensson. He is survived by his wife, Hanne Nilsson; his children,… Read more »

Register to vote now or hold your peace

With the primary election less than a month away, citizens of northern Worcester County have a great deal of thinking to do in a short amount of time. Berlin and West Ocean City voters in particular have more than most to ponder in this year’s county contest because of the rush of candidates seeking to… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Gathering planned Editor, Did you know Jane and Joe Pattison, or Sally, Sue, Joe, or the wee one, Steve? We added Scott in Indiana. We lived in Newark from 1956-1962. If you knew any of us, you are invited to a celebration of Joe and Jane, June 25, noon to 3 p.m. at Public Landing… Read more »

Michael Steele

Michael Steele Ocean Pines It is Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Coastal Hospice-Stansell House in Ocean Pines and the ‘real’ Michael Steele, 74, (formerly of Jamaica, Queens, New York, and southeastern Pennsylvania) has left the building. Among many other wonderful things, he was the perfect partner for Sharon Dorsey of Ocean Pines, and devoted dad… Read more »