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Bring donation and get your gifts wrapped, Sat. in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) The Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees hope to spread holiday cheer for a good cause this Saturday during its free gift-wrapping event. Anyone interested can bring their gifts to Stevenson United Methodist Church on 123 North Main Street in Berlin, and have them wrapped from 12-5 p.m. Channel Chaplin, management… Read more »

Students abuzz over Berlin project

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Salisbury University students worked on several fronts this year to help make the Town of Berlin a better Bee City USA. The designation, adopted by the Town Council in May, is overseen by The Xerces Society, an international nonprofit organization that “endorses a set of commitments … for… Read more »

Young Professionals spread holiday cheer


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Those song lyrics apparently rang true for children who participated in the Ocean City Young Professionals’ Christmas Spirit Shopping Campaign on Dec. 1. Cate Nellans, co-chair of the Christmas Spirit Campaign, said more than 80 children between pre-K and fifth grade were… Read more »

If renovation costs soar, BOD could consider new building

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Addressing poor conditions at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club has become a top priority for the association board of directors, although a decision on what to do next has now dragged on for well over a year. Originally thought to cost around $500,000, renovation estimates for… Read more »

Berlin HDC prefers classic Taylor Bank signs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Members of the Berlin Historic District Commission last Wednesday appeared to hold their noses as they approved new, more modern signs for Calvin B. Taylor Bank. Both before and after the 3-2 vote, commission members said they preferred the current signs as more in keeping with the historic… Read more »

Pines anniversary has one last big event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) A 50th Anniversary Sock Hop, the final event of the year celebrating the Ocean Pines semicentennial, is set for Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Event organizer Cheryl Jacobs described the happening as “a time to come and have fun”… Read more »

Severals ‘heads’ advise OPA on golf

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) When it comes to golf operations, better communications are needed, members of the association golf advisory committee concluded last Tuesday. They also said the community should make up its mind as to which group is officially advising the Ocean Pines Board of Directors on golf considerations. Currently, the… Read more »

Pear tart can help chase troubles, cats away

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By Paul Suplee It is 7 a.m. on a brisk winter’s morn. Felix – one of our older cats – digs a single claw ever so delicately into my cheek as I sleep in my warm bed. He wants to eat. Begrudgingly, I rise to the other two cats staring at me as though they… Read more »

Pines golf course could survive budget cuts

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) As members of the Ocean Pines Golf Advisory Committee worried further budget cuts could harm golf operations, they received some assurances from leadership on Tuesday that money would be available next fiscal year to maintain the course. Committee Chairman Larry Davies said about $40,000 was cut from the… Read more »