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Berlin continues with bee haven


Towns seeks recertification of ‘Bee City’ recognition by looking out for pollinators By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Increasing the pollinator population in Berlin remains an important pursuit for the town, as it continues the recertification process as a Bee City USA affiliate. “With the issues with the bees disappearing and the other pollinator[s],… Read more »

OP Board meeting briefs


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved updates to resolution M-02, redirected a contact for bulkhead repairs and rescinded an earlier motion seeking bids for auditing services during its meeting on Nov. 2. Resolution M-02 The board approved on second reading updates to resolution M-02 to… Read more »

OP hoping to partner with Coastal Bays


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) While funding remains uncertain, Ocean Pines Association officials are looking at working with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to secure state grants to address long-term watershed protection efforts. Last week, OPA President Doug Parks, Operations Director Colby Phillips and board member Tom Janasek, who previously chaired the… Read more »

Trash code, waste collection policy gets first reading in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) An ordinance revising some of the rules in the town’s trash code and waste collection services was intro- duced to the Berlin Town Council Tuesday. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood said the updates to the trash code were minimal, and included punctuation changes. The town offers to collect yard… Read more »

Berlin recognizes municipal govt.


Designation declared for Nov., highlighted several services offered in town By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Town of Berlin services and staff, as well as residents, were recognized as part of Municipal Government Works Month this November. The Berlin mayor and Town Council issued a proclamation during a meeting Tuesday evening. Town Administrator Jeff… Read more »

Star Charities ends on a high note


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Judging by the community generosity exhibited during the Star Charities annual “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers,” recently departed co-founder Anna Foultz would have been proud, as members sent a record haul to provide comfort for Armed Forces members stationed overseas. Foultz, who launched Star Charities in 2007 with… Read more »

Town, Berlin Heritage Foundation enter into contract


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) The Town of Berlin and the Berlin Heritage Foundation Inc. have entered into a formal agreement after working together for more than 30 years. The Town Council unanimously approved the arrangement Tuesday evening. “It is the intention of this agreement to memorialize the longstanding informal relationship between Mayor… Read more »

OP Executive Council vets committee reports


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Following the recent submission of annual reports by Ocean Pines Association advisory committees, the Executive Council last Wednesday examined some of the top issues mentioned in them. OPA President Doug Parks, who presented the Aquatics Committee report, said major updates completed to the Sports Core Pool heating… Read more »

Wagner recalls WWII during OP Veterans Day


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Along with abundant sunshine and mild temperatures, the Veterans Day tribute in Ocean Pines on Monday was highlighted by the memories of WWII Navy veteran Carroll Wagner. “My charge today is to talk about my experience while serving during WWII,” he said. Native to Baltimore, Wagner was… Read more »

Nationwide mural project descends on Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Artist Tim Gibson drove into Berlin last week on a floral bus with one purpose in mind: painting a mural as part of his Ten Thousand Flowers Project. Gibson, 24, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, began his mural-painting journey in June 2018, and started the Ten Thousand Flowers Project tour… Read more »