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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 »

Brice R. Phillips

OCEAN CITY — Brice Reginald Phillips, age 90, died Friday, July 1, at his home in Ocean City. Born in Fishing Creek, Hooper’s Island in Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Augustus Ellsworth Phillips and Leone Estes Simmons Phillips. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Shirley Elizabeth Flowers… Read more »

Irma Townsend Pruitt

BERLIN — Irma Townsend Pruitt, age 83, died Tuesday, June 28 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Whaleyville, she was the daughter of the late William Townsend and Ruth D. Townsend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George O. “Tut” Pruitt in 1994 and her son, Tucker… Read more »

Brian P. Wickes

BERLIN — Brian P. Wickes, age 61, died Sunday, June 26, near his home in Berlin. Wikes had been a United States Marine Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam.  He is survived by a daughter, Laura P. Wickes; a sister, Marcy Horbach and her companion, Dennis Schmierer; a brother, Terry Wickes; a brother-in-law, John… Read more »

Alice Vanderslice Lees

OCEAN CITY — Alice Vanderslice Lees, age 94, died Tuesday, June 28, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Coatesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle Root Vanderslice. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Lees. She is survived by her daughter, Emily Peachey, of Stafford, Va…. Read more »

Jack K. Alexander

OCEAN PINES — Jack K. Alexander 87, husband of Jo Alexander, passed away at his home in Ocean Pines on Thursday, June 30.  Alexander served in the United Sates Navy, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, World War II Veterans, Democratic… Read more »

Commissioners may tap reserves

SNOW HILL — Worcester County has run dangerously low on cash and could have to borrow from its reserves, Worcester County Finance Officer Harold Higgins told the county commissioners Tuesday. He said circumstances beyond the administration’s control had caused the situation, but that the county is generally low on cash at this time of the… Read more »