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Community Foundation Announces Deadline for Education Awards Grant Program

MARYLAND–The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently announces the 2013 deadline for the Education Awards Grant Program. Public and private schools on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore must submit proposals no later than Friday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. In 2012, the Community Foundation awarded $45,000 for programs benefiting local students. Grants supported a range… Read more »

Artists sought for juried show

BERLIN—The Worcester County Arts Council invites artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited in September at the Arts Council Gallery at 6 Jefferson St. in Berlin. The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur, with work in all media. All work must be original and completed within the last… Read more »

Surfers Healing organization provides camp for autistic children

OCEAN CITY–Rory Stephens is 7 years old, likes gymnastics and swimming, and has incredible balance. She also has autism. Rory will join 200 other children in the water today to surf Ocean City’s waves, thanks to the nonprofit Surfers Healing. The camp has brought a day of music, food and crafts on the beach to… Read more »


OCEAN PINES–The main purpose of the Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop at Community Church at Ocean Pines is outreach ministry.  It also provides great fellowship among the volunteers who work there. All the volunteers are working hard to improve the Nook, to make it a better place to shop and to volunteer. Currently the Flea Market area of the… Read more »

Customers urged to ask for official company ID cards

SALISBURY – Delmarva Power reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone. Many companies, including Delmarva Power, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent a company, whether the company is Delmarva… Read more »

Tuna, pepper melange and musubi on menu

I walked around all day on Sunday proclaiming ‘Musubi!" Donning my Hawaiian shirt and an apron, it was a fitting exclamation to another successful party at the Yacht Club. An event held to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ocean Pines, an opportunity for the ribbon cutting for the new and improved pool facility, and a… Read more »

Variety of activities featured during Second Friday Art Stroll

BERLIN—The Arts and Entertainment Committee has gone all out to bring downtown alive on Friday, Aug. 9 with a major push for a wide variety of Art Stroll events. There will be something for everyone, including book events, musical entertainment, artwork in multiple media and a major sidewalk sale. Here are the events as reported… Read more »

Wor. County Commissioners get support for redistricting plan

BERLIN— The primary requests from speakers to the Worcester County Commissioners was to keep polling locations convenient for voters reassigned to a different voting district at the third and better-attended public hearing on proposed redistricting plans for the 2014 elections on Aug. 1. Despite a summertime deluge, Commissioners President Bud Church remarked that the hearing… Read more »

Pines’ ‘Dark Park Neon Fun Run’ and party set for Friday

OCEAN PINES—“Light up the pines” may have a different connotation this Friday, when the Parks and Recreation Department hosts its first “Dark Park Neon Fun Run and Afterglow Party” in White Horse Park. The event is not a fundraiser, just a fun event, Recreation Supervisor Eric Armstrong said. He said the run was meant to… Read more »

County to participate in local Startup Maryland tour stops

WORCESTER COUNTY—The Eastern Shore is scheduled to be one of the first stops on a second annual statewide tour to find entrepreneurs in need of startup assistance, Worcester County Economic Development Director Bill Badger said last week.  The goal of the tour’s “Pitch Across America 2.0” events is to promote and celebrate entrepreneurship in Maryland… Read more »