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Jennifer L. O’Toole

OCEAN CITY — Jennifer Lyn O’Toole, age 41, died May 27. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Doris Ann Payne. She is survived by her brother Tony F. Bona and his wife Danielle, her uncle and Godfather Bunky Tobak, of Ocean City, Godmother Cathy LaPoint, grandmother, Doris M. Tobak, aunt, Sharon… Read more »

Kellee Mitchell Reagin

BERLIN — Kellee Mitchell Reagin, age 51, died Monday, May 30 after a heroic year and a half long battle with cancer. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Harold Mitchell and Ann McHenry Mitchell. Reagin was a “computer queen”, she loved her internet friends. She was a devoted wife, mother,… Read more »

Small business is blooming

VIENNA — The story of the economic recovery is bound to be a local one. As buying local is moving from quasi-fad to wise economic choice, small businesses all over the peninsula are rethinking the way they do business. Or rather, not so much the way but the attitude with which they proceed. Small businesses,… Read more »

Lorraine E. Bailey

OCEAN CITY — Lorraine E. Bailey, age 85, died May 19 at her home. Born September 27, 1925 in Madera, Cal., she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Myrta Mollica. She was the wife of Joseph W. Bailey, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.  She was a loving mother and homemaker…. Read more »

Lillian M. Hare

PITTSVILLE — Lillian M. Hare, age 90, died Wednesday, May 18, at Genesis Rehab in Salisbury. Born in Pittsville, she was the daughter of the late John J. Middleton and Lavenia Hamblin Middleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ray Hare. She had worked as an Auditor at Wicomico Hotel for many… Read more »

Gail A. Brown

OCEAN PINES — Gail Arlene Brown, age 62, died Friday, May 20 at her home. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Albert William Styles and Thelma Jeanette Styles (nee Zennell). She is survived by her loving husband Dexter Brown, Jr. and son Ryan William Bavis and his wife Gillian of Lewiston,… Read more »

Third time around not so lucky for Decatur baseball

BERLIN – Most everyone has heard the expression, “third time’s a charm,” and going into the MPSSAA 3A East region semifinal on May 18 against an undefeated James M. Bennett squad, the Stephen Decatur baseball team hoped that was true.  Unfortunately for the Seahawks, this third time was not a charm as they suffered a… Read more »

The Tale of Willit

OCEAN PINES — Willit the Sandpiper, once the mascot of Showell Elementary School, could return to his (or her) former glory if the Worcester County Board of Education proceeds with his creator’s wishes. That creator would be Wilda Stroh, who opened Showell Elementary School in 1976 as its first principal. The new school, of course,… Read more »

JROTC celebrates

BERLIN — Only a month ago it was likely that this summer’s JROTC picnic was to be the its last, as the Navy listed Stephen Decatur High School’s programs one of those to be eliminated for lack of participation. But since its inception, the program has been more about enthusiasm than raw numbers as demonstrated… Read more »

OPA is a one way street

OCEAN PINES — Residents of Carrollton Lane got what they wished for last week when the OPA Board of Directors voted 4-3 to recommend the county make it a “completely” one-way street. But some also may wish they had asked for something different, as it now means a longer ride out of their neighborhood. Carrolton… Read more »