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Pair of Pines Golf Committee members quit over inaction

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 17, 2020) Recently resigned OPA Golf Committee charter member Olga Novy clarified this week that her decision to step down was not because of ground conditions at the Ocean Pines Golf Course. “The golf course is in terrible condition. However, this happens historically every summer,” she said. “It is a matter… Read more »

OP creating succession standards


By Greg Ellison When time comes to hire new GM, directors will have guidelines and procedures (Sept. 17, 2020) When the time comes to make changes in the Ocean Pines Association’s top layers of administration, the board of directors plans to be ready by establishing an evaluation process for future hires at the general manager… Read more »

Salmon or cod cakes perfect for autumn

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Oh, these fickle times during which we reinvent the wheel, conforming this terrible fantasy into something a little tastier. Right when things start to look better, new information comes down the pike that will change how we our lives and conduct business for another, unknown and extended period of… Read more »

Chief Massey keeps busy in familiar space as instructor

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) After retiring at the start of August, former Ocean Pines Police Chief Dave Massey recently returned for a pair of recognition ceremonies but appears far from finished in the law enforcement arena. Following a small-scale retirement celebration for Massey On Aug. 27 at the Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse that… Read more »

Two Pines Golf Committee members resign over course

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) Ocean Pines President Larry Perrone questioned the perspective of former OPA Golf Committee Chairman Larry Davies, who recently resigned his post, along with fellow member Olga Novy, over what they said were frustrations with substandard course conditions. Perrone said despite persistent challenges, immense progress has been made in the… Read more »

Martial arts grand master sets world record in Pines


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) Grand Master Sunil Shakya, head instructor at Chesapeake Martial Arts in Ocean Pines, set a world record for longest tai chi performance last month after notching a comparable achievement earlier this summer. “I am a multi-martial artist and master of 10 different styles of martial arts,” he said. Born… Read more »

OPA revises mask policy, staff tests positive

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association, which announced last week another employee had tested positive for coronavirus, was contacted by the Worcester Health Department regarding health safety guidelines during board meetings. OPA Board member Steve Tuttle said a resident emailed her concerns about masks after witnessing several members remove face coverings… Read more »

County billing Comcast for OP water woe

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By Greg Ellison Subcontractor broke lines during cable installation (Sept. 10, 2020) After multiple disruptions of water service in Ocean Pines caused by Comcast subcontractors drilling into underground pipes while laying cable underground, Worcester County officials are looking to recoup the associated repair costs. Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino said after sending an initial bill… Read more »

Pickleball Pink Ribbon event set for Oct. 2

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(Sept. 10, 2020) The third annual Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Manklin Meadows Sports Complex in Ocean Pines will take place as planned but without spectators. Pines Pickleball Club member Chris Shook said roughly two dozen slots remain open for the American Cancer Society fundraiser as the Sept. 28 registration deadline… Read more »

OP Doggie Swim supports Worcester humane society

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) Wagging tongues and wet fur will be in abundance on Saturday at the Mumford’s Landing Pool during Ocean Pines Aquatics annual Doggie Swim fundraiser. Ocean Pines Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a… Read more »