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Meeting attendance tied to transparency

Not all Ocean Pines Association members who demand more transparency from their board of directors may realize it, but they play a critical role in how their governing body operates. Essentially, their job in ensuring the transparency they say they want to see is to participate in the conduct of government instead of waiting at… Read more »

Berlin Sportsplex lives on with 4-3 vote to study access

Proposed Sports Complex Site

Absence of funding plan not seen as impediment to purchase of property Despite not having a funding mechanism to produce the $7.15 million needed to buy a 95.6-acre parcel on Route 50 for a sports facility site, the Worcester County Commissioners will continue to move forward with a study to get the ball rolling on… Read more »

Real decision comes after board election

With the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors heading into its last few days, the traditional approach would be to endorse candidates. In this case it would be endorsing three of the six people running for the three vacant seats on the board. Acknowledging that the persuasiveness of these endorsements is questionable in the best… Read more »

Carpaccio with gorgonzola polenta cake 

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Vegas is in the bag. It was a great competition, but at the end I must be content with the addition to my CV of national finalist. Many congratulations to Chef Jack who won Chef Educator of the Year. It was still quite the experience and hey, it was… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

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Berlin Lioness Club elects to dissolve Editor, The Lioness Club of Berlin, a nonprofit organization of dedicated women who for over 38 years has donated funds to many family needs and organizations in the lower Eastern Shore area, has with much regret elected to not continue. We have found it very hard to get help… Read more »

Frederick Burch Weiss


Frederick Burch Weiss Ocean Pines Frederick Burch Weiss, 78, of Ocean Pines, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Atlantic General Hospital. Born Aug. 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Frederick Adolph and Jane Collinson Weiss. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alta Ann Weiss; two daughters, Lisa Ann… Read more »

Pines GM report highlights July 4 earnings, racquet court repairs


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola gave his first GM report since announcing the renewal of his contract for a two-year term, highlighted by Fourth of July numbers, mailbox updates and stategic planning maneuvering. Fourth of July festivities attracted 200 participants for the Freedom 5K and more… Read more »

Peach Festival back for 14th year


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) Georgia isn’t the only state that can grow a mean peach. Locals and visitors alike will have a chance to take in a variety of vendors and attractions — and, of course, peaches — at the 14th annual Peach Festival on Saturday at the Calvin B. Taylor… Read more »

OP board elections enter final stretch

•OPA Board candidates

By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election is around the corner. Ballots are due back for voting on the 2022-23 board on Wednesday and three winners from the six candidates are expected three days later at the annual OPA homeowners meeting — Saturday, Aug. 13. The candidates… Read more »