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Break apart lump crab meat, don’t shred

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I look at wholesale pricelists and I want to cry. Calamari is just about non-existent, or at least good squid is. Beef and seafood prices are through the roof, and even the lesser cattle cuts cost as much as tenderloin did a few years ago. But nothing breaks my heart… Read more »

Pines election update: Court hearing set Aug. 30

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On Thursday afternoon, Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Beau Oglesby scheduled a preliminary injunction hearing for Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. (Aug. 19, 2021) Although the Ocean Pines Association annual homeowners meeting Saturday was a washout because of the lack of quorum, the greater issue before Ocean Pines voters is the lack of an election,… Read more »

Berlin disc golf pitch heads back to council

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(Aug. 19, 2021) About to wrap up a three-event test run this Sunday, local disc golf pros Austin Widdowson and Shawn Johnson will ask the Berlin Town Council on Monday to install an 18-hole course at Stephen Decatur Park. Last month, Berlin Town Council voted 3-1, with Councilmember Jay Knerr opposed and Councilmember Dean Burrell… Read more »

Well-deserved award for community service

If there’s one thing that Ocean Pines has done and continues to do right — not to suggest that it doesn’t stand out in many other regards, aside from its frequent political controversies — it’s the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial. The memorial is one of this country’s finest examples of a volunteer enterprise built from… Read more »

OP residents committee forming

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(Aug. 19, 2021) Since moving to Ocean Pines last August, Sherrie Clifford has monitored community issues from the sidelines, but after the current board election went sideways the time for action seemed apparent to her. Last Monday, Clifford launched the private Facebook group “Ocean Pines Town Hall,” which has gained more than 70 members in… Read more »

Pines committee reviews recreation projects

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(Aug. 19, 2021) Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee discussed the possibility of improvements to walking trails in Ocean Pines and a variety of other subjects during its meeting last Monday. Committee member Patti Stevens, filling in for Chairman Steve Cohen, who was unable to attend, reviewed several proposed projects. Stevens also prepared a questionnaire… Read more »

NY strip steak with garlic compound butter

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Years ago, I helped open a new restaurant.  On the menu, we offered a dry-aged 10-ounce New York Strip for $42 and a 12-ounce CAB New York Strip for $26.  We decided on the choice as many people would not want to spend that much on dinner. The soft openings went well, and it was… Read more »

Resort’s court loss a win for everyone else

The question mainland residents might be asking themselves this week following the Town of Ocean City’s loss of its tax differential court case against Worcester County is, “So what?” Whether taxpayers know it or not, the Maryland Court of Appeals’ rejection of resort government’s attempt to overturn two lower court decisions that went against it… Read more »

Pines Board splits vote to continue election

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Special meeting held on Monday quickly negated after court intervention  By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) A motion to rescind the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ decisions last week to declare then board candidate Rick Farr ineligible to run but to continue with the nearly completed election ’s was voted down during a special… Read more »