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John Baker Wheeler, III

OCEAN CITY — John Baker Wheeler, III, age 82, died Saturday, Feb. 4 at his home. Born on January 3, 1930 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John Baker Wheeler, Jr. and Emma Meseke Wheeler. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Wheeler.   Wheeler was a graduate of… Read more »

Members get the latest Yacht Club pitch

OCEAN PINES — About 15 minutes into his recent presentation on the concept plan for replacing the Yacht Club the projector displaying OPA General Manager Bob Thompson’s PowerPoint presentation went on the fritz. A women in the front commented on the outage but Thompson didn’t hear her clearly. “What’s that?” he asked. “I said, ‘You’ve… Read more »

OPA bridge rehab part of the plan

OCEAN PINES — In his latest pitch to the community for the complete replacement of the Country Club, OPA General Manager Bob Thompson leaned more heavily than before on the holistic approach — what he called the “Campus Concept” — for the entire area than he had in previous explanations of the plan. By the… Read more »

Community Sponsored Agriculture comes to Berlin

BERLIN — Even though the threat of frost hasn’t completely passed, Christie McDowell of The Good Farm, has decided to gamble a bit and begin planing hardy, cold weather spring crops. After the success of last year’s Buy Local Challenge, McDowell hopes to be able to expand her CSA and wants to make sure, as… Read more »

‘The chocolate will be at toxic levels’

WEST OCEAN CITY — Jan and Louise from CraZy LadyZ want you to recall Dear Aunt Sally. You may remember her from eighth grade math class as My Dear Aunt Sally — the mnemonic device for the order of operations — but if you happen to you’re already way ahead of the game. The game,… Read more »

Stop shenaniganizing and make that stock!

And so I sit here with Mr. T’s gravelly voice ringing in my head shouting “write that dang article, fool!”  I loved The A-Team when I was a kid; one of the most blatantly sham-action shows of all time, funny only in its ability to bring together such a ragtag group of good guys. Sometimes… Read more »

Elaine L. Bunting

OCEAN CITY — Elaine Lucille Bunting, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 15.  Born in Salisbury, she was the beloved daughter of the late William T. Bunting and Evelyn H. Bunting. She is survived by her brother Charles L. Bunting of Ocean City. Bunting worked as a school librarian for… Read more »

Elizabeth S. Hemmick

OCEAN PINES — Elizabeth S. Hemmick died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Berlin Nursing Home. Born in Spartanburg, S.C. she was the daughter of the late John Y. Southall and Mary Walker Southall.   Hemmick had worked for many years as a medical secretary. Being a lady of southern heritage,… Read more »

Trouble may be rising for Neon Moon

BERLIN — Nearly six years after the building was slated to be turned into a La Hacianda and almost three since that restaurant gave up on the project, eventually moving to Ocean Pines, the issue of the former Neon Moon building has begun to come to a head. For the second time in six-months a… Read more »

Council loath to support Chamber event request

BERLIN — Although it nearly failed for lack of a motion, the Chamber of Commerce successfully persuaded the Town Council to approve their petition to have a beer and wine tent at this year’s Jazz and Blues Bash. Late last year, the town passed legislation that would allow the suspension of their open container laws… Read more »