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Ethics hurdles inevitable

Avoiding conflicts of interests and the appearance of ethically compromising circumstances in small communities is one of the most difficult tasks public servants face. It’s not because of any particular fault of officials at the community or the county level, but because smaller populations increase the likelihood that an official will encounter, in the course… Read more »

Oh-So-Jolly holiday craft fair comes to Ocean Pines, Sat.

(Nov. 2, 2017) Ring in the season with a snow-stopping spectacular at the Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. in Ocean Pines. It’s the ultimate yuletide surprise for shoppers who are looking for unique finds and handcrafted items this holiday season. The festival, hosted by the Pine’eer… Read more »

Play It Safe rib feast, silent auction

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Nov. 2, 2017) The largest fundraiser of the year for Play It Safe will take place at a new location, Nick’s House of Ribs on 144th Street, Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. Organizers changed this year, with Nick’s providing the food and two dinner options available, including a half-rack… Read more »

Bark for Life ACS fundraiser set for Sunday in Berlin

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Nov. 2, 2017) Now in its third year, the Berlin Bark for Life is coming into its own by becoming an all-afternoon affair this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Stephen Decatur Park in Berlin. All proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society. This time, the… Read more »

Mother and daughter to display at art stoll

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 2, 2017) As fall hits full stride with Halloween’s passage, the Snow Hill Arts on the River First Friday event provides an ideal opportunity to savor the newly chill air, while attending artist gallery receptions, perusing boutiques for unique holiday gifts, and partaking of music, food and libations, starting… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 2, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors discussed the following items during a regular meeting in the Assateague Room of the community center last Friday: Two absent, sort of Directors Pat Supik and Ted Moroney were both physically absent, although both participated by phone. Treasurer’s report Supik… Read more »

OPA committee, OC mayor oppose wind farm proposal

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 2, 2017) Membership of the Ocean Pines Association Environment and Natural Assets Advisory Committee voiced opposition to the proposed installation of more than 100 wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf and committee member Tom Janasek spoke against the billion-dollar project at a regular… Read more »

WYFCS honors seven at Annual Celebration

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 2, 2017) Reese Cropper, Joe and Alyson Kendall, Janet Balbo, Carole Spurrier, Ellen Dyer and Dr. Rudy Magnone were honored last Friday for their contributions to Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin. The Ray community room was at capacity during the Annual Celebration, which included food prepared… Read more »

Work underway on Ocean Pines ethics policy

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 2, 2017) While the Ocean Pines Association does have a conflict-of-interest policy, it has no procedures other than the removal of the offending party. That was an issue when, prior to the August election, the board considered removing Director Slobodan Trendic from office for allegedly trying to coerce association… Read more »

Snow Hill Rotary to celebrate 75th anniversary this Tuesday

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 2, 2017) The Snow Hill Rotary Club will commemorate 75 years of civic engagement with a celebratory dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Blue Dog Café, 300 North Washington Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The international service club, which avoids political or sectarian connections, was founded in 1905… Read more »