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Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… Read more »

Votes counted Friday, annual meeting on Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Results of the 2018 Ocean Pines Board of Directors Election are scheduled to be announced Friday, immediately after ballots are counted, and those results will be validated during the annual membership meeting Saturday morning. Ballot counting will start at 9 a.m. in the Marlin Room of the community… Read more »

Blessing bags help homeless

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug 2. 2018) Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin is helping those is need by providing them with “Blessing Bags.” The idea of the “Blessing Bags” came after Rev. Matthew Trask had passed away from effects of Type 1 Diabetes, according to Karla Davis, member of the Buckingham Presbyterian Church. Shortly… Read more »

Paul and Vinny’s now open in Pines

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) Paul and Vinny’s Pizzeria opened for business on June 16 in the Ocean Pines Plaza on Cathell Road. From classic thin crust Neapolitan pizzas to cold subs, the restaurant serves 100-percent authentic, homemade Italian recipes made to order and always fresh. “This is full-blooded Italian, family-run and… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: They can get rough, but town halls are great idea

It can be an uncomfortable business when public officials convene for the sole purpose of hearing from the public, as it’s almost guaranteed that someone in the audience will go into attack mode. Further, that aggressiveness generally is the product of uninformed opinions, the lack of complete information or simply eye-poking for political purposes. Yet,… Read more »

Hill, Moroney have different recollection on bulkheads

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Former Ocean Pines Director and interim General Manager Brett Hill took credit on Friday for attempting to move the bulkhead staging area away from the association swim and racquet club, although Director Ted Moroney in an email exchange said that was not the whole story. Hill, speaking during… Read more »

Punishing pun purveyor admits fake news

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I sit here, chewing on a wonderful BLT that I made and I smile to myself; more of a smirk, actually. Recently, I wrote an article about puns; an article that celebrated puns and an article that ended with the cleverest pun of all. But truth be told, there… Read more »

Vote mandates town hall meetings

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Based on a recommendation from the Ocean Pines Communications Committee, the association board of directors voted 5-0 on Friday to require three town hall meetings per year. Director Colette Horn, in introducing the motion, said the members consistently appeals for improved communication and more interaction with the board…. Read more »

Financial software decision delayed

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Ocean Pines Board is likely to put off the purchase of new financial software until after the Aug. 11 election, based on an extensive discussion last Friday. The delay of several months in making a decision has apparently affected the association’s bottom line. Treasurer John Viola said… Read more »