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Cricket Center gala brings in thousands for child advocacy

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) More than $25,000 was raised on Oct. 24 during an annual fundraiser for the Cricket Center held at the Hobbit in Ocean City. The center, based in Berlin, is the only child advocacy center for sexually and physically abused children in Worcester County. Since opening in 2009, the… Read more »

Veteran’s Day Activities in Ocean City, Pines

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 8, 2018) This year marks the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day. American military veterans and families will be honored during this day filled with activities and ceremonies, Sunday, Nov. 11, throughout Worcester County. Ocean City: American Legion Synepuxent Post 166: The American Legion Synepuxent Post 166 will have its centennial… Read more »

O’Brien to help lead first recovery house in Worcester

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) A year ago Brandon O’Brien was sleeping in his car on back roads and in parking lots near Ocean Pines, thinking about taking his own life after struggling with drug addiction for close to a decade. Today, he’s turned his life around and was recently named the house… Read more »

Membership, leadership converge during town hall

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) During the first of a series of town hall meetings triggered by an Ocean Pines Board of Director vote in July, the directors, General Manager John Bailey and staff members fielded a series of questions from homeowners. Here are some of the highlights: On golf Asked why the… Read more »

Pines Police quarters called cramped, unsafe

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines Police headquarters was an architectural afterthought and it shows, according to Police Chief David Massey. The Ocean Pines Administration Building was constructed in the 1980s, when police were moved there from quarters shared with the fire department. Space was made for six officers “and it… Read more »

Two exhibitions during 2nd Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) With the weather cooling off, Berlin’s 2nd Friday events are moving indoors and the Maker’s Market season has come to an end. Art stroll events this week will include exhibitions at the Globe on Broad Street at the Worcester County Arts Council building on Jefferson Street. Berlin Arts… Read more »

Republicans overtake Worcester delegation

Worcester County Democrats may have had the blues Tuesday, but the county’s Republicans rode a wave of scarlet fever on election day to give the county its first all-GOP state delegation in years, and maybe ever. Once a Democratic stronghold — albeit conservative Democrats — the county has sent Republicans to the State Senate and… Read more »

Believe in Tomorrow in race for NASCAR backing

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 8, 2018) The Believe in Tomorrow Foundation has a chance to win $100,000 and a multi-year charity relationship with NASCAR by having a finalist in a competition for a humanitarian honor. The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award is a yearly competition between thousands of children’s charities and recognizes… Read more »

Contract talks held during Ocean Pines closed session

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines Board reviewed contracts with Mediacom and the Matt Ortt Companies, and discussed “personnel issues regarding the annual review of the general manager,” during a closed session on Saturday. “We had some general issues that we needed to talk about regarding Matt Ortt [and] we had… Read more »