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H. Joseph Hellbach, Jr.

OCEAN CITY — H. Joseph Hellbach, Jr., age 68, died Wednesday, July 6, at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Hermann J. Hellbach, Sr. and Rita M. Carney.  He is survived by his wife, Penny Hellbach. Hellbach was a United States Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. He… Read more »

Thomas Crosby Satterfield

BERLIN — Thomas Crosby Satterfield, age 81, died Saturday, July 9, at his home in Berlin. Born in Maryland he was the son of the late Thomas Crosby Satterfield, II and Veronica Kneavel Satterfield. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Satterfield. Satterfield is survived by his daughters, Tracy L. Famolaro and her… Read more »

Berlin Will Not Wait for Washington

BERLIN — This week the Town Council didn’t so much call Congress’ bluff as they did ignore it. As the town prepares to get to work on the new spray site, the approved funding for the project remains part of the unapproved federal budget. Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program… Read more »

Camp Just the Beginning for WYFCS

BERLIN — When Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services took up the challenge to provide the town with children’s programs, there wasn’t a lot of concern about their qualifications. The nonprofit merely convinced the town that allowing them the $24,000 annually that had originally been set aside for one part-time employee to do the work… Read more »

Bathtub Races Reborn in Berlin

BERLIN — It might be appropriate that the winningest bathtub owner in the town’s history — Jesse Turner — retired this year because the Berlin Bathtub Races were reborn in exciting fashion last week.  Beginning with a parade that wound up an already enthusiastic crowd and ending with the controversial victory of one of the… Read more »

Chicks continue winning ways

In June the Perdue Chicks did something that they have not done since last year—they lost. Since losing to Tri-County 2-1 on June 19, the Chicks have captured 4 consecutive victories while outscoring their opponents 61-4. Furthermore, their last few contests have been cut short due to a mercy-rule, which terminates the game after seven… Read more »

Pines Point Provisions and Seafood

OCEAN PINES — Like so many successful businesses, Pines Point Provisions was conceived out of the experience of genuine need. George and Anna Vitak, along with their son, Michael, have been avid boaters for some time. Just as they understand the pleasures of fishing or just spending the day on the water, they understand the… Read more »

Better lamb grilled well

Grill, grill grill. I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, aren’t I? Of course there is a reason for this; summer is upon us. Again, broken record. Most people cover the grill in September and forget about it until May. That means that you only have two months left in the grilling foray so… Read more »

Thompson shoots straight with OPA members

OCEAN PINES — Before taking questions at this week’s town hall-style meeting, General Manager Bob Thompson set the tone by dealing directly with what were likely the most divisive issues currently facing the community, especially the assessment increases and the facilities advisory committee. When discussing his support for the facilities advisory committee — people selected… Read more »

William “Billy” Harris Struven

BERLIN — William “Billy” Harris Struven, age 49, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home in Berlin.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Charles M. Struven and Virginia Lewis.   Struven was a United States Navy Veteran. He worked as a contractor for an Extermination Company.  Along with his parents, he is… Read more »