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Fischer takes business elsewhere

BERLIN — Patricia Fischer was doing double duty, manning the Town Center Antiques counter and flipping through the store’s financials. Mid-morning is typically a quiet time in the Main Street shop and the owner was taking advantage of the lull to catch up on some paperwork and talk about the company’s newest destination — the… Read more »

Eleanor Pearson Kelly

OCEAN CITY — Eleanor Pearson Kelly, age 85, died Sunday, Jan. 22 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Collingswood, N.J. she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara Whittaker Pearson.  She was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Edward Kelly in 1992. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen… Read more »

Turner Sheppard McLaurin

CLERMONT Fla. — Turner “Shep” McLaurin, age 94, died at the Clermont Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clermont, on Jan. 5. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he was the son of the late Hugh T. and Annie Sheppard McLaurin.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Whitman Farlow McLaurin, a son Hugh McLaurin, of Westminster,… Read more »

Ernest F. Tubbs, Sr.

DELMAR, Del. — Ernest Franklin Tubbs, Sr., age 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Delmar Nursing Home. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late William “Bill” Tubbs and Janie Gracie Webb Tubbs. He is survived by his children, Ernest Franklin Tubbs, Jr. and his wife Lisa, Stephanie Anne Seefried and her… Read more »

Margaret R. Bowling,

OCEAN PINES — Margaret R. Bowling, 91, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30 at Genesis Healthcare in Salisbury. Born in Washington Grove on December 27, 1920 to George and Edna Reber, Bowling was a longtime resident of Rockville but for the past 6 years had lived in Ocean Pines.   Bowling grew up in the… Read more »

Giving the bird to the bitterly cold weather

Tonight is a good night to sit down to a steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup.  Our anomalous weather patterns are torturing us with 18 degree mornings followed by rain and wind at night. It makes no sense. Officially at the mid-point of January we have yet to see snow, much to my chagrin but… Read more »

Golf green replacement is approved

OCEAN PINES — When Dan Stachurski ran for the board of directors last year the primary question was whether he could overcome many Ocean Pines’ resident’s anger over his participation in the installation of the cover for the Sports Core pool. In a way he put those concerns to rest when he voted in the… Read more »

OPA Board gets budget breakdown

OCEAN PINES — Under questioning from director Dave Stevens, Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson defended his decision to have maintenance done at the OPA Administration Building. The exchange came as Thompson made his monthly report to the board of directors, providing the data and some insight into the association’s finances. According to Thompson’s… Read more »

Proposal to have greens fixed by golf fees passes

OCEAN PINES — OPA General Manager Bob Thompson had a pretty significant “To Do” list when he came on board and near the very top of the list was to find a fix for the golf course, along with the deteriorating Country Club and Yacht Club.  As a longtime resident of Ocean Pines, Thompson understood… Read more »

La Ha goes the extra mile to get ambience right

OCEAN PINES — Although we often think of it as a passive idea, “ambience” is an active one. It suggests how our surroundings make us feel and deepens our general experience. Ambience is the “it” that is a kind of Holy Grail for restaurateurs. In an age where the dining public is better educated and… Read more »