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Bernard Joseph Nolan

BERLIN – Bernard Joseph Nolan, age 81, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Helen L. Hitchens Nolan. Mr. Nolan was a United States Army veteran. He retired from the Air National Guard as Master Sergeant. After… Read more »

Salisbury Roller Girls Ready to Jam

FRUITLAND – Sometimes the things that capture our imagination have more to do with their image than with their essence as in the case of 16-year-old Eva Paxton and the inauguration of the Salisbury Roller Girls roller derby league. Four years ago, the now-20-year-old Paxton was watching “Miami Ink,” essentially a tattoo reality show and… Read more »

Ocean City Home, Condo, and Garden Show

OCEAN CITY – Mike Wicklein of Ocean Promotions has technically spent the last three months putting together this weekend’s Ocean City Home, Condo, and Garden Show but in reality it’s an event that he’s almost constantly planning. The reason it has become the spring kick off event that it has over the years is because… Read more »

Windows Decision a Wash for Town Council

BERLIN – Councilwoman Lisa Hall called, unsuccessfully, for the Town Council to move on the Atlantic Hotel for violations when they replaced their wooden windows with vinyl late last year, saying they had made a mistake to allow the windows to remain. “We need to own them, correct them and move on,” she said. Hall… Read more »

The Mayor isn't at the Heart of the Atlantic Hotel Windows Issue

At this week’s Berlin Town Council meeting there was an amount of ire, some of it deserved, directed at Gee Williams for his decision to ignore calls to force the Atlantic Hotel ownership to tear out the windows installed without the permission of the historic district commission. The question isn’t whether Williams overstepped his bounds,… Read more »

UMES President Thelma Thompson announces her retirement

PRINCESS ANNE – Dr. Thelma B. Thompson announced today she will retire on Aug. 15 as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “I’ve reached a point in my career here at UMES where I am comfortably saying that I have accomplished what I set out to do,” Dr. Thompson said. “The time is… Read more »

Francis E. Kunst

WILMINGTON, Del. – On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, Francis E. Kunst was reunited with his wife, Jeanne, on his journey home to the Lord. Born March 2, 1923, Fran was a WWII veteran, faithful Catholic, and an avid bingo player.   He is survived by his daughter, Karen Jordan and his three grandchildren, Jessica and… Read more »

Barbara Jane Desmond

OCEAN PINES – Barbara Jane Desmond, age 84, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at her home. Born in Bedford, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Harold Morgart and Dorcas Marie Corle Morgart. She was preceded in death by her husband James Steven Desmond Jr. in 1986. Mrs. Desmond had attended Wilson Girl’s… Read more »

Katherine Schmoll Newman

OCEAN PINES – Katherine Schmoll Newman, age 98, died on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Berlin Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her five sisters Thelma, Virginia, Dorothy, Grace and Hilda. She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Streckfus of Ocean Pines, Priscilla and her husband Albert Beachley of Ocean… Read more »