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Youth Indoor Soccer and Basketball Leagues to Start in January

SNOW HILL – Youth Indoor Soccer and Basketball Leagues return to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill January. The soccer league is open to children ages 3 through grade 8, and the basketball league is open to children in kindergarten through grade 8.  For all youth recreational leagues, emphasis is placed on… Read more »

AGH Announces Two New Board of Director Members

    BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed the following new members to the board of directors: *Michael S. Guerrieri, Guerrieri Venture Partnership L.P., is also on the foundation boards at Salisbury University, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and Wor-Wic Community College, as well as supporter of the Wellness Community.  Michael, who grew up in… Read more »

Health Department Warns of Inspection Scam

BISHOPVILLE – The Worcester County Health Department warns local businesses about scammers pretending to be health department inspectors. WCHD recently received reports of callers identifying themselves as local health inspectors and attempting to schedule inspections at local restaurants.  The callers are attempting to use business information fraudulently. The health department issues the following reminders to… Read more »

Spicy Chicken Wings with a Touch of Vietnamese Influence

“Cooking is messy, dirty work.  The work involves bare hands, sticky fingers, licks of this and that, whacks on fleshy lumps, hissing lids and miscellaneous smells.  It is also dangerous, the basic tools being either very sharp or very hot.” So wrote Michael Symons, an Australian food historian a dozen years ago when delving into… Read more »

Managing Your Waistline While Quitting Smoking

BERLIN – As if fighting off mood-altering cravings wasn’t difficult enough, many people who quit smoking have to deal with the possibility or even the reality of weight gain related to quitting. Although the average gain is about 10 pounds many people experience an even more significant increase weight, which can be a quitting-deterrent and… Read more »

Local Student has Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

BERLIN – My once-in-a-lifetime experience began on July 5 with almost a 24 hour plane ride with several stops in other African countries in order to reach my final destination – Malawi. Besides my dreams, I was carrying with me an amazing assortment of school supplies and sports equipment that had been donated graciously by… Read more »

The Palette Bistro and Bar

SNOW HILL – During the 10 days between hearing the Palette was available and taking day-to-day ownership of the establishment, Phillip Cropper generated an immense amount of interest in the eatery.  The Berlin resident was working as the pastry chef at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin at the time and word that he intended to… Read more »

Roast leg of farm-raised venison with mirepoix

I must confess that sometimes it would be nice to live a bit closer to the D.C. museums or other parts of the city life that I miss on occasion. Now that the cold season is upon us, I have to get creative on how to keep my brain occupied, dreaming of world-class dining and… Read more »

Casino at Ocean Downs to open Jan. 4

BERLIN – As of Jan. 4 the games are on at The Casino at Ocean Downs. That Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley and several state and local dignitaries will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to help inaugurate the $45 million gaming facility on Route 589 in Berlin. The casino features more than 700 video lottery terminals… Read more »

Decatur wins season opener

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur started off its season with a solid win over Colonel Richardson on Tuesday night, 50-41. The Seahawks, which went 21-5 last season and won its first East Region title since 1992, lost not only a bunch of seniors from that team but also the head coach. Travis Lloyd stepped down after… Read more »