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New Power Contract Should Lead to Residential Savings

BERLIN – Following a competitive internet-based bidding process on the World Energy Exchange, the Town of Berlin has signed a new one year purchase power agreement with American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP), which will save the town’s residential electric customers about 12 percent on average below their current monthly bills starting this summer. The… Read more »

Court Rules Against OPA

OCEAN PINES – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals delivered what is likely the final blow to the Ocean Pines Association’s claim on a property ownership case against the Mid-Delmarva YMCA when it upheld the circuit court’s finding against the home owners association.  Robin Cockey, attorney for the Mid-Delmarva YMCA, said that while he was… Read more »

Health Department Offers Nutrition Tours at Grocery Stores

BERLIN – Kathy Wool, R.D., L.D.N. arrived early and was waiting at the front of the Food Lion grocery store for what she hoped was a significant number of people to take part in her nutrition tour. The event was sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and Wool worried that the timing might have… Read more »

Baked Dessert Café Celebrates Successful Year

BERLIN – It’s been a whirlwind year for the ladies at the Baked Dessert Cafe but down economy or no they’ve become successful by being responsive to their customer base and learning to do what they do well better while discarding missteps as soon as they’ve been identified. Setting aside the quality of their cookies,… Read more »

DNR Announces 2011 Summer Flounder Regulations

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announces the 2011 recreational summer flounder regulations to include a three-fish creel limit, an 18-inch minimum size limit (an inch shorter than last year) and a season to run April 16 through Nov. 30. “Due to continued increases in the coastwide summer flounder stock… Read more »

Eastern Shore musher hits the trail

OCEAN PINES – Kevin and Linda Powers are the opposite of snowbirds. For the last several years as the weather gets colder they move north for the chance to work out their husky team. The endgame has always been for Linda and the team to complete the 30 mile leg of the Can-Am Crown International… Read more »

Ocean Pines residents optimistic about natural gas option

OCEAN PINES – To say that Bud Shea was enthusiastic about the recent announcement that Chesapeake Utilities was more aggressively exploring bringing natural gas to Worcester County, doesn’t quite get at his level of satisfaction. After a not-insignificant amount of lobbying by Shea and his dozen or so friends the utility was convinced that Worcester… Read more »

Two Sides of the Road Debate Carrollton Lane Traffic

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association board of directors last week decided to begin resolving the question of whether or not Carrollton Lane, which connects Yacht Club Drive to Ocean Parkway, should be a one way street. As it currently stands, there is a sign delineating the street as one way, making the street… Read more »

Antiques, appliances and furniture at Cadillac Jack's

WEST OCEAN CITY – Jack Shapiro got into the furniture business almost by accident. The Compass Resort Real Estate broker made a policy of not letting the best pieces go when he cleaned out a recently vacated house or traded out pieces for a home staging. “Eventually my mother’s garage was full so I opened… Read more »

Living Well Workshop for people with chronic conditions

OCEAN PINES – There comes a point for people who have chronic illnesses where, in addition to ensuring they undergo the proper treatments, they desire to learn how to continue to function in spite of the difficulties their condition presents. Although there are physical and occupational programs people undergo, making sure to stay an active… Read more »