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Frontier Town owners seek camp law change

Frontier Town in Berlin, Maryland

New spots to offer greenery, off-site parking, space to recreate, and picnic tables By Greg Wehner Worcester County Commissioners will soon vote on changing the code surrounding campgrounds after the owners of Frontier Town in Berlin asked to allow features not permitted under the current code. Sun TRS Frontier, LLC, which operates Frontier Town, Castaways,… Read more »

Sports facility plan has town feeling left out


FILE PHOTO. The Berlin Planning Commission meets in 2021. Planning Commission wonders why Berlin not included in talks The Berlin Planning Commission convened on May 11 with one item on their docket — a revised site plan review for the West View at Purnell Crossing planned community, which was approved. Then, roughly three-quarters of the… Read more »

OPA Sec. Farr qualifies candidates


Farr replaces Wheatley, who steps down to seek regular seat on board of directors The Ocean Pines Association shook up its ranks on Friday when Josette Wheatley resigned her position as board of directors secretary ahead of her bid to join the board. “Although it’s not a requirement that she resign, she resigned her secretary… Read more »

New kayak launches planned in OP


The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee is awaiting word to see if an old kayak launch recently discovered on the Route 90 walking trail can be brought back to life. Sharon Santacroce, Environmental Committee chair, stopped by the May 9 Recreation and Parks for an update on what her committee is working on. While… Read more »

Berlin’s Spring Cruisers take to streets Saturday

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Vintage wheels will be rolling down Berlin’s Main Street once again this Saturday for the annual Berlin Spring Cruisers event. For the second year in a row, the event will be at full force after previous renditions of cruising events had to accommodate covid-19 restrictions. Starting at 6 a.m., Main Street and adjacent streets, including… Read more »

OP Bylaws Committee identifies resolutions


The Ocean Pines Bylaws Committee looked at several Ocean Pines Association resolutions in need of possible review during its meeting on Friday. Before stepping out of the meeting for a family emergency, committee chair Jim Trummel pointed out concerns he had with resolution M-01, the resolution governing policy and compliance procedures for declarations of restrictions… Read more »

Pickleball surface work done at OP Racquet Center

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The Ocean Pines Racquet Sports Committee met on May 12 and discussed the status of various projects and upcoming sponsored events. “The committee is working on a ‘punch list’ of items (right now),” committee liaison Amy Peck said. “The big news is the pickleball surface work has been completed. That’s going on very well and… Read more »

Community bike ride Friday starts at Heron Park

The Worcester County Pedestrian Bike Coalition and Tommy’s Bicycle Works are teaming up to put on the Berlin Community Bike Ride at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The bike ride starts at Heron Park and features a five-mile route through downtown Berlin. Tommy’s Bicycle Works owner Tom Simon says the bike ride is for new and experienced… Read more »

Mary Ellen Cropper

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Mary Ellen Cropper Newark Mary Ellen Cropper, age 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Wells and Grace Ellen Rayne Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William G. Cropper, in 2009, and her brother-in-law, Andy Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah… Read more »