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Atlantic Acupuncture comes to Ocean Pines


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Eastern medicinal practices have come to Worcester County. With techniques such as acupressure, foot massages and acupuncture, Atlantic Acupuncture now resides on 11033 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines. Dr. Dawn Gifford first started her acupuncture business in Bel Air, Maryland, 10 years ago and knew she wanted… Read more »

Annual Jesse’s Paddle fundraiser, Saturday

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Sara Nickoles, Intern (July 19, 2019) Participants in canoes, kayaks and on paddleboards can enjoy the Pocomoke River in support of suicide prevention and awareness, this Saturday, during the 11th annual Jesse’s Paddle fundraiser. Located at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill, registration for the event will begin at 4 p.m. and the… Read more »

Wor. SkillsUSA member wins silver

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Worcester Technical High School’s SkillsUSA team had much to celebrate after competing in the organization’s national championship last month in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the team members who placed in the top 10 was Piper Gooding. She won a silver medal in the middle school pin design competition. “Honestly,… Read more »

i.g. Burton’s annexation endorsed

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Berlin’s Planning Commission issued a favorable recommendation to annex part of i.g. Burton’s car dealership property following a meeting last Wednesday. The annexation would apply to the Chevrolet dealership side of the business complex. The company also plans to demolish the current shop and rebuild it. The parcel… Read more »

Roundabout meeting goes ‘round and ‘round


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) The only certainty regarding the proposed roundabout at the North Gate of Ocean Pines is the State Highway Administration’s uncertainty about how to proceed following a two-hour community meeting last Thursday that failed to produce any kind of consensus. Nearly 200 people attended the informal town hall… Read more »

Roundabout issue offers two options

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It’s not quite a take-it-or-leave-it proposition, but the State Highway Administration’s proposal to build a roundabout between Ocean Parkway and Route 589 at the North Gate comes close. As well-intentioned as demands for a formal hearing on this proposal might be, no state requirement exists for anything beyond an informational session on a suggested project… Read more »

Berlin All-Star teams going strong

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) The Berlin Little League All-Star teams have done well this season, capturing four district titles and two state championships, and most of the squads are still competing. Major Softball: The Major Softball League team won district and state titles this season and will now compete in the… Read more »

OP introduces new market mascot


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) What’s the local buzz? The Ocean Pines Farmer’s Market in White Horse Park has introduced a new mascot: Buzzy the Honey Bee. Buzzy debuted at the farmer’s market two weeks ago, offering children lollipops, bee facts and fancy dances moves. “Buzzy represents the bee, which is very… Read more »

Motherhood Walk for opioid awareness this Sat. in Berlin


Josh Kim, Staff Writer (July 19, 2019) In 2018, there were a reported 2,114 opioid-related deaths in Maryland. To raise awareness of this public health crisis, the Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health and Worcester Goes Purple will host a Motherhood Walk on Saturday, July 20, to shed light on this issue, and to show… Read more »

Petition could meet standard for referendum

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If it has right name total, annexation will go to vote By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Berlin government’s plans to annex a small parcel on the northwest corner of town near Route 50 is now on hold for an undetermined amount of time, as town officials verify the signatures on a petition calling… Read more »