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Mattie Mae Mathews

 SNOW HILL – Mattie Mae Mathews, 91 , of Fairfax, VA., died Monday October 15, 2012 at Harrison Senior Living. Born in Arkansas she was the daughter of the late James McCullough and Minnie Mae Ricketts.  She is survived by three sons; Stephen Mathews and his spouse Deborah, James Mathews and his spouse Cheryl, and… Read more »

Kathleen “Cissy” Marie Robinson

 OCEAN CITY – Kathleen “Cissy” Marie Robinson, 85, died Sunday Oct., 14, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.  She was the daughter of the late Richard Lease and Mary Skelley.She is survived by her spouse, James F. Robinson; a daughter; Robin Jo McKenzie of Smithsburg, Md., two grandchildren; Jessica Wilson and Angela McKenzie… Read more »

Ideas flow between OPA and residents

OCEAN PINES – Discussion of two major projects dominated last Wednesday’s town hall meeting, when Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson gave residents an opportunity to ask him questions about the future of the community.Thompson began with a report on the two meetings the OPA had with Worcester County officials earlier in the month… Read more »

County delays OPA Yacht Club project over parking area

OCEAN PINES – Construction for the new Ocean Pines Yacht Club will begin later than expected, as the Worcester County Planning Commission denied the Ocean Pines Association approval to initiate the project earlier this month. "They asked to reduce the parking spots," OPA General Manager Bob Thompson said at last Wednesday’s town hall meeting at… Read more »

Berlin Main St. church to celebrate 100th Year

BERLIN – The 100th anniversary of Stevenson United Methodist Church on North Main Street will be celebrated with a free day of worship, dinner and music and more this Sunday. "Three of our previous pastors will join us in a service in honor of this special event," the Rev. Ron Schatz said. Beginning at 2… Read more »

MDSHA announces Rt. 90 bridge lane closure

The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA) will be working on the Route 90 bridge over the Assawoman Bay to repair roadway lighting systems on the bridge. The work will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17., weather permitting. MDSHA will close the eastbound lane toward Ocean City from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, until 4… Read more »

Pines playgrounds may be resurfaced for more safety

OCEAN PINES — Amid safety concerns over the wood chip surface of Ocean Pines’ playgrounds, members of the Ocean Pines Association Recreation & Parks Advisory Committee have come up with an idea that could result in the replacement of the wood with a safer and softer surface.   “This is one of the biggest projects… Read more »

Bishopville Pond to get ecological overhaul next year

BISHOPVILLE — After several years of planning by various county and state agencies, as well as private organizations, Bishopville Pond will undergo a major renovation to aid fish attempting to spawn upstream and to improve the headwaters of the St. Martin River. The pond, which was created by a dam at the northern tip of… Read more »

Weekend full of Oktoberfest celebrations

BERLIN/OCEAN PINES — Although the regularly held Oktoberfest at Ocean City’s R.E. Powell Convention Center will not be held this year, there will be plenty of activities going on throughout the weekend on the other side of the Assawoman Bay in celebration of German tradition, food and of course, beer. FRIDAY, Oct. 12 RockTober North… Read more »

Berlin railroad tracks to undergo repairs this month

BERLIN – Some Berlin residents may have noticed the town has been a little quieter than usual and their suspicions are correct. Damage to the railroad track during August’s major storm has prevented trains from moving through the town. "When we have reports of high rain or wind, we immediately send an inspector out to… Read more »