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Ballots go out in Pines election

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) Ballots in this year’s Ocean Pines Board of Directors election were scheduled to be mailed to voters this week, as seven candidates vie for three seats on the board. Running this year are Tom Janasek, Larry Perrone, Camilla Rogers, Paula Gray, Shawn Kotwica, Edward Solum and Greg… Read more »

County approves Tyson funding assistance

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) Tyson Foods will use state and county money to buy a trackmobile railcar mover for its Snow Hill feed mill, following a vote by the Worcester County Commissioners last Tuesday to contribute a small portion of the overall purchase price. Economic Development Director Kathryn Gordon said the… Read more »

Public hearing set for name of BFP

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) Berlin residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about the proposed official name for temporarily labeled Berlin Falls Park at an Aug. 12 public hearing. Heron Park is the recommendation of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee,  Chairwoman Amy Field and Vice-Chairman Jack Orris told… Read more »

Campaign asks Pines to go purple

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) Debbie Smullen from Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin presented a Worcester Goes Purple campaign to the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last Saturday to “engage the community in preventing substance abuse and [promote] healthy life choices.” “I could talk to you all day about… Read more »

Vacant Berlin property still awaits demolition

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) A dilapidated home on the corner of Showell and Flower Streets in Berlin had been scheduled for demolition, but it remains a neighborhood eyesore. At the Monday meeting of the Berlin Town Council, Councilman Dean Burrell wanted to know why. “I know it won’t be burned,” Planning Director… Read more »

Berlin branch nears first anniversary in library

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) It’s been a year since the newly constructed Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library had its soft opening on July 10, and with the first anniversary of its official Aug. 7 ribbon cutting about to arrive, library officials are delighted with the reception it has received…. Read more »

‘Weirdos’ art show featured at Globe for Second Friday

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) Admirers of the arts can embrace their inner “weirdos” Friday evening during the second annual “Weirdos Like Us Collaborative Art Show” opening at the Globe. “For me, this is my favorite, because it’s weirdoes just like me, so I feel like I fit in pretty well,” artist… Read more »

Berlin District Commission approve requests

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) Berlin’s Historic District Commission approved sign requests from several area businesses at its meeting last Wednesday. Photography studio The members of Berlin’s Historic Commission approved a sign for a photography studio at the intersection of Main and Jefferson streets. Alyssa Maloof, owner of Alyssa Maloof Photography, said… Read more »

Park Advisory Committee OK’s benches and bonfire

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) The Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee approved two proposals during its June 20 meeting. Park benches Committee members approved spending for park benches for the outdoor space off Old Ocean City Boulevard. The proposed benches cost $1,507, according to a Belson Outdoors quote. Three recycled plastic Malibu… Read more »

Charity raising money for veterans

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) Tickets are still available for the 22nd annual Country Western Night at the Ocean Downs Casino, Thursday, July 11. The event, which will start at 5 p.m., was created by 93-year-old Anna Foultz and hosted each year by Ocean Pines nonprofit Star Charities for the benefit of… Read more »