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American Legion and Scouts lay to rest nearly 1,600 flags

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Around 1,600 American flags were retired in a ceremony conducted by the American Legion and Scouts of America at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines last Saturday. The Boy Scouts of Troop 261, Cub Scouts of Pack 261 and Girl Scouts of Troop 621 properly… Read more »

New Stephen Decatur food pantry

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) Counselors and teachers at Stephen Decatur High School who were concerned that some students may not be getting enough to eat, opened a food pantry last Friday to help alleviate that problem. Organized by Curricular Resource Teacher Nikki Billetdeaux and Counselor Lauren Sharkey, the food pantry will… Read more »

Thanksgiving dinners offered by local churches and organizations

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Area residents and guests can skip the tedious process of making Thanksgiving dinner and instead, enjoy a full holiday meal prepared by one of two local churches next Thursday, or, donate to various churches and organizations throughout the county. For the 41st year, the Ocean City Baptist… Read more »

Berlin Planning Commission continues with Airbnb talks

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) For the second time, a discussion about Airbnb properties in Berlin took over the late innings of a Berlin Planning Commission meeting, when members last Wednesday resumed a conversation that began in October. The subject was broached back then when Chairman Chris Denny inquired about existing policies regarding… Read more »

Flag retirement rescheduled for this Saturday at 9 a.m.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2019) Strong winds last Saturday forced the flag retirement ceremony hosted by the American Legion and Scouts of America to be rescheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 23. The Boy Scouts of Troop 261, Cub Scouts of Pack 261 and Girl Scouts of Troop 621 will properly discard hundreds… Read more »

Berlin man killed in Sat. car accident

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Driver went off road, hit tree, police say By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) A 63-year-old man died following a crash last Saturday afternoon on Route 589, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack said. Investigators said Mark Scott Teeters, of Berlin, was traveling south on Route 589 in a 2008 Dodge truck when he… Read more »

OP Ravens Roost solicits new teams for penguin swim

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Because New Year’s Day falls on a Wednesday next year and fewer visitors are likely to travel to the resort for a mid-week holiday, organizers of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation’s annual Jan. 1 Penguin Swim hope to bolster the event’s ranks with more local participants. OPA… Read more »

Domesticated fox behaviors counter traditional wisdom

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) While occasionally startling to tourists, area residents have become accustomed to spotting red foxes during daylight hours, at times even peering into store windows in search of nourishment. Despite some preconceived notions regarding fox behaviors, John Moulis, with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, said these creatures… Read more »

Berlin’s Planning Commission reviews preliminary project ideas

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) The Berlin Planning Commission reviewed the preliminary aspects of two proposed projects last Wednesday, one a residential development and the other involving the subdivision on church property. The residential development is proposed for Maple Avenue. The Willows at Berlin, formerly known as Wolf Terrace, could add between 50… Read more »

Pines Library displays third Burak art exhibition

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) The Ocean Pines Library welcomed Berlin-based contemporary artist Megan Burak earlier this month for her third solo exhibition there. Her show will feature oil paintings, which will be displayed through January 2020. “Most of them are portraits, which is what I specialize in,” she said. Since graduating… Read more »