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Providing meals for Wor. students

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 2, 2020) Members of the community have been coming together to help provide meals for students after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus, and the support has been overwhelming. School closures have since… Read more »

Maryland schools closed four more weeks

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer State plan being developed for continuation of learning opportunities for students (April 2, 2020) Maryland public schools, including those in Worcester County, will remained closed for another four weeks, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced last Wednesday. During a COVID-19 update meeting held by Gov. Larry Hogan, Salmon… Read more »

Masks, shields given to hospitals

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Hardwire, boutique change gears to provide protection to health care workers (April 2, 2020) Residents and companies in Worcester County are creating protective gear for  medical personnel and members of the community during the spread of covid-19 throughout the state. Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City manufacturer of protective armor used… Read more »

SonRise Church subdivision plat approved

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 2, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission approved a final subdivision plat request for SonRise Church on Wednesday, March 11. Pastor Daryl McCready of SonRise Church next to Routes 113 and 818 asked the Berlin Planning Commission to approve the lot lines for the church in order to create an… Read more »

Atlantic Physical Therapy cautions patients

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) With travel bans in place across Maryland and Delaware because of COVID-19, Atlantic Physical Therapy is advising anyone currently rehabilitating muscular injuries to follow health safety guidelines and reschedule all non-essential visits. Vice President Bobby Hammond III said while many patients rightfully consider their injuries serious, the risk versus… Read more »

Coastal Bays promotes small farms

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) The Maryland Coastal Bays Program wants to promote small-scale farming practices and local agriculture producers through its new “Living Local: Small-Scale, Large Impact” project. The campaign includes a series of farm spotlight articles, with the first published tomorrow, along with community visits to small-scale operations at a still-to-be-determined date… Read more »

OP WWTP projects slated for later this year

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) As Worcester County officials look ahead to improving water and wastewater treatment operations in Ocean Pines, among the projects on the schedule are constructing a new operations building, making a pair of pump station upgrades and improving the facility’s aeration system. Worcester County Public Works Director John Tustin said… Read more »

OP Rec & Parks suggests fun and safe activities

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) While families are sequestered at home during the COVID-19 pandemic response, and with playground facilities temporarily closed, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks department is providing alternative inside activities to help parents keep their offspring entertained. Recreation Program Coordinator & Camp Director Brittany Jarman said the stay-at-home directive issued… Read more »

Homes for America discusses plans

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 2, 2020) Representatives from Homes Across America returned to the Berlin Planning Commission on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss new developments to their site plans for buildings on Flower Street. Homes for America, a nonprofit organization, has owned the property since 2002, according to Development Director Diana Talios. In February,… Read more »

Enjoy pan-seared steaks while at home

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 As I sit here on Day 18 after closing the restaurant, I sip my black coffee, eating Genoa salami on wheat with Duke’s mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard. Ah yes, the German side comes out of me on such rainy mornings … occasionally, that is. Next,  I have to… Read more »