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Microbrew Monday: October 20, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 20th, 2014

Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 10 breweries within a 45 minute drive, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City is quickly asserting itself as one of the premier microbrewery destinations on the…

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O.C.Toberfest activities kick off this weekend downtown

By: Taylor Sloan on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) O.C.Toberfest activities will kick off this weekend on the Boardwalk at North Division Street.

“The O.C.Toberfest is happening the next two weekends. We are really excited about it,” said Bob Rothermel, co-producer …

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Decatur girls’ soccer team gets big win over Parkside

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The last time the Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team played for, and won, the Bayside Conference championship was in 2003 under the direction of Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott.

Eleven years later and led by first-year Coach Maggie…

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Decatur captures third District VIII title

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Stephen Decatur golf team captured its third consecutive District VIII championship Tuesday at the Hyatt–River Marsh Golf Course in Cambridge.

Eighteen schools participated in the 18-hole competition. Decatur finished…

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This week in OC: October 17-23, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 17th, 2014

October is still a perfect time for an Ocean City, Md getaway! For those of you lucky enough to be visiting in the coming week, here are some events and activities to consider:

- Each October means the return of OCtoberfest- and the family fun events…

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Heavy cream enhances consistency of bisque

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Let’s discuss bisque, a rich, thick, creamy soup that has been pureed. It generally includes seafood, wine or cognac, and a mixture of spices.

Bisque requires the use of heavy cream, which has its pros and cons. Cream enhances…

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Community Briefs 10/17/2014

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

Commended Scholars

Stephen Decatur High School seniors Kailey Mihavetz and Jenna Reimer have been named Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation…

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Eileen Theresa Howell

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Bishopville

Eileen Theresa Howell, age 53, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at her home in Bishopville, Md.

Born on March 7, 1961, she was the daughter of the late George Heeney and Theresa (Healy) Heeney.

Mrs. Howell is preceded…

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John Stephanos

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Ocean Pines

John Stephanos, 85, passed away on Oct. 8, 2014 at his home in Ocean Pines, Md. surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Washington, D.C., John was the son of Thomas and Thespina (Karapantilakis) Stephanos.  He is survived…

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Gene Lindell Ogden

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Berlin

Gene Lindell Ogden, age 82, died at Atlantic General Hospital on Oct. 9, 2014.

Born in Metropolis, Ill., he was the son of the late Roy V. and Gladys Dial Ogden.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife and best friend of 42 years,…

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Joseph Carl Sempeck, Jr.

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Berlin

Joseph Carl Sempeck, Jr. left this world to be with our God on Oct. 12, 2014.

Born Aug. 9, 1947 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Carl Sempeck, Sr. and Catherine Theresa Balcer Sempeck.

He is survived by his devoted…

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Nelson Wright, Jr.

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Bishopville

Nelson Wright Jr., 77, of Bishopville, Md. departed this earth on Oct. 6, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

He was born September 1937 to the late Nelson and Iris Mae (Morris) Wright Sr. of Lewes,…

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George Andrew Koerner

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Berlin

George Andrew Koerner, age 73, passed away on Oct. 6, 2014 at his home.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Andrew Koerner and the late Ethel Lacher Koerner. He is survived by his beloved wife, Agnes V. “Ginny” Koerner, …

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Alma Getman Foster

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Pocomoke

Alma Getman Foster, age 93, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2014.

Born in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Irving and Anna Van Gendren-Getman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden S. Foster. Surviving,…

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John Edward Cropper Sr.

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Ocean City

John Edward Cropper, Sr., age 71, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Raised in West Ocean City, Md. John was the son of the late James Edward Cropper and the late Ruth Taylor Cropper.…

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John Joseph Tressa, Jr.

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Ocean Pines

John Joseph Tressa, Jr., age 80, passed away on Oct. 3, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late John J. Tressa, Sr. and Mary Adamerovich Tressa. He is survived…

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Foreclosure inventory down, report states

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) CoreLogic, a data and analytics company, recently released its National Foreclosure Report with data through August 2014—and it shows foreclosure inventory is down. The report states that 45,000 foreclosures were completed…

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Business Briefs 10/17/2014

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

New employees

Chris M. Daube joins Becker Morgan Group as a structural designer, after previously working as a summer intern. He earned a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University…

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Orioles lost, but I tried

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

By Stewart Dobson

It’s difficult to find your sense of humor when your baseball team has just lost four straight to a bunch of people who think Kansas is a great place to live.

Never mind all the renditions of “Kansas City (Kansas…

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Ayres keeps council from 2nd mistake

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Had City Solicitor Guy Ayres been available a week ago when a five-member City Council majority voted to declare Phillip Ufholz ineligible to run for council, the results probably would have been different.

Obviously, the five…

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Sports Briefs 10/17/2014

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

Skate Jam

Fall Skate Jam, a skateboarding competition, will take place Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ocean City skate bowl, located at Third Street and St. Louis Avenue. The event begins at 11 a.m.

Fall Skate Jam will consist of free state competitions…

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Maybe we should have ‘Noise by the Sea’

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Editor,

I truly believe as individual people, a community and a city we should be honest, authentic, frank, genuine, straight forward, and not misleading. I also know we need tourists and their dollars that they leave here is the…

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Berlin honors Little League baseball players with parade

By: Josh Davis on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) It was an unusual sight. A daylong rainstorm emptied the normally bustling Main Street, and one of the most resurgent small towns in America lay still and empty – dormant – during the evening of its signature 2nd Friday art…

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Ufholz comments on his rejection

By: OCsue on October 17th, 2014

10/17/2014

Editor,

I filed to be a candidate for the Ocean City Council several weeks ago. The day after I filed I received a call from the Ocean City Development Foundation asking me to sponsor a hole at their upcoming golf tournament since I …

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Mathias, McDermott go at it

By: Josh Davis on October 17th, 2014

OCEAN CITY– Sparks flew during a fiery debate for the Maryland District 38 Senate seat at the Ocean City Senior Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, as both candidates traded barbs on jobs, the economy, and their visions for the future of Maryland.…

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Cricket Center seeks community support

By: Josh Davis on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Local child advocacy foundation the Cricket Center is asking for community support during its annual fundraising drive this weekend.

The Berlin center, opened in 2009, condenses the processes abused or neglected children…

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Patch project flooded with support from LEOs

By: Josh Davis on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Worcester County Sheriff’s Department went beyond the call of duty last week to help a 5-year-old with a class project.

Mason Hetherington, a kindergartener at Ocean City Elementary, received a surprise at his Berlin…

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‘Festive’ Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, Oct. 24

By: Clara Vaughn on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Registration is open for Ocean City’s annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, an all-women’s tournament on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Golf Club.

An entry fee of $100, or $400 for a team of four, raises money for the American…

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Police Briefs

By: Clara Vaughn on October 17th, 2014

Axe burglary

A West Ocean City man who used an axe to beat down a neighbor’s apartment door faces burglary and related charges.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to a burglary in progress at a complex on Harbor

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Ocean City’s fall Restaurant Week runs through Oct. 26

By: Clara Vaughn on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Diners have a reason to eat, drink and be merry as Ocean City’s fall Restaurant Week is in full swing.

The specials continue through Sunday, Oct. 26 with fixed-prices menus of $10, $20, $30 or $40 at more than 20 restaurants around…

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Run, walk to raise funds for American Cancer Society

By: Clara Vaughn on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) More than 1,000 runners and walkers donning pink took to the boards this time last year for Ocean City’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk and Run.

The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s breast…

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Play cornhole and support local flag football squads

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Cornhole enthusiasts rejoice because the second annual Cornholapalooza is coming back to Ocean City.

The event will be held on Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. and will help raise money for two local flag football teams.

Duffy’s Tavern on…

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Ocean City crash still under investigation

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) A 48-year-old man driving a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro lost control and flipped his car over several times Sunday morning around 32 Street and Philadelphia Avenue.

Exactly how the accident occurred is what the police are still trying

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Second annual ACToberfest Paddlemania

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Be one with nature or exploring waterways and come out and celebrate Assateague Coastal Trust’s second annual ACToberfest Paddlemania! at Castaways RV Resort and Campground in West Ocean City from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday,

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Dresses made locally go to girls in other countries

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Knowing the dress you made will clothe a poor child for an entire year might be one of the most satisfying feelings. For three years, Barbara Entwistle has been making dresses out of pillowcases for children in third world countries.…

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Elvis Festival comes to Ocean City, Oct. 23-26

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Elvis lovers rejoice and join the musical mayhem next weekend, when, for the first time in Ocean City, the Elvis Festival will take place.

The three-day event at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st Street will begin…

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Worcester Prep volleyball to host PACC tournament

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Worcester Prep volleyball team will host the four-school Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference championship tournament today, Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Worcester, the No. 4 seed, will compete against the top-seeded…

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Hall Ok’d to run as case fails

By: Zack Hoopes on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Two separate hearings over the past week on the eligibility of Ocean City Council candidates had wildly different outcomes, leaving a number of unanswered questions as to what the council can and can’t do as a quasi-judicial…

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Decatur cross country teams ready for Bayside Conf. meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Stephen Decatur hosted the Oct. 8 cross country meet and the Seahawks took top honors on their home course.

“I thought that this was one of the stronger results that we had this year. We bounced back after not running our best …

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Salary study nears

By: Zack Hoopes on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) How much of a pay cut – or increase – would a municipal executive in Raleigh, N.C. take in order to come to Ocean City? We’re about to find out.

The City Council this week approved a list of comparable jurisdictions and agencies…

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Inlet seawall repair under way

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Postponed work has started again to repair a seawall at the inlet that has been cracking, peeling and needing repairs for years. Coastal Gunite Construction started the project last May, but it was delayed.

“To avoid the crowds,

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City water shows no legionella

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Results came back negative for all six areas of the city’s water supply tested for Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease.

Each site was in the vicinity of 145th Street, the area that tested positive…

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Decatur football team earns first win of ‘14 season

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Stephen Decatur football team finally got its first win of the season in Week 6, edging out the North Caroline Bulldogs 31-26 in Ridgely last Friday night.

“We played hard, they followed the plan the coaches set out for them…

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Despite ‘silly mistakes,’ SD volleyball team wins match

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team struggled to get into a rhythm during Tuesday’s match against the North Dorchester Eagles, but the Lady Seahawks proved they were the stronger squad, pulling out the victory.

“We made…

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Fallen firefighters to be honored during climb

By: Kara Hallissey on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) Ocean City and the Delmarva Emerald Society will host the second annual 9/11 stair climb to honor firefighters who lost their lives over 13 years ago. The event will take place at the Pyramid Condominium on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Seahawks are ‘clicking’ as reg. tournament set to start

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team is playing well right now, just in time for post-season competition to begin next week.

“We’re clicking,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “The seniors know this is their…

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Worcester Prep nets six, holds Decatur scoreless

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 17th, 2014

(Oct. 17, 2014) After a quick downpour at the start of the Worcester Prep–Stephen Decatur field hockey game last Friday, the rain let up as the two Berlin squads battled on the Lady Mallards’ field.

Worcester, a private school of the Eastern…

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Out & About: October 17-23, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 16th, 2014

FRI. Oct. 17

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT…

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Appearing Live: October 17-23, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 16th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Oct. 17: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Oct. 18: Tommy Edwards, 9 p.m.
Oct. 22: Christopher Dean, 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 23: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th Street, behind…

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OC Election Analysis

By: Zack Hoopes on October 14th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Joe Hall’s re-entrance to the political scene is probably the best thing that could happen for everyone in this year’s City Council race – except Hall himself.

For those readers who may have joined us less than two years…

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County Briefs, 10/10/14

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

Staff Writer

Berlin library stutter steps to start

Finding the previous plan untenable because of a lack of what the commissioners called “good bids” a new library project schedule proposal was approved during the …

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CIP close, but within, debt margin

By: Zack Hoopes on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) If anything, the city’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is like a Christmas list, at least insofar as being a list of things one hopes to acquire.

Most children’s letters to Santa, presumably, don’t include items like …

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City still expects boat ramp solution

By: Zack Hoopes on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Despite having issued notice of legal action over two months ago, Ocean City government has yet to pull the trigger on condemnation proceedings for the site of the proposed boat ramp at 64th Street.

City Solicitor Guy Ayres said…

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City secures legal firm for Boardwalk review

By: Zack Hoopes on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) With the peak season of 2015 only eight months away – practically the blink of an eye in the legal world – the Town of Ocean City has committed to proceeding with a review of its embattled policies regarding Boardwalk street…

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City contest gets multiple shake-ups

By: Zack Hoopes on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Several developments over the past week have added significant intrigue to Ocean City’s 2014 electoral contest, with the municipal ballot less than a month away.

Former Councilman Joe Hall, a divisive figure in local politics…

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OC Today boosts staff by two

By: Kara Hallissey on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) In an effort to provide more complete coverage and a broader depth of stories for northern Worcester County, Ocean City Today and the Bayside Gazette have substantially redesigned the way they will cover the stories most important…

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Decatur golfers performing well, especially Kristick

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Stephen Decatur golf team is stacked with talented players this year as the Seahawks continue to dominate their competition.

Sophomore Matt Kristick has come on strong at the end of the season, helping lead the team to victory…

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Seahawks shut out Wi-Hi; Petito leads with 3 goals

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team shut out the Wi-Hi Indians 6-0 on Tuesday, but it was far from the Lady Seahawks’ best performance.

“This was a rough game for them. They all had some bad games, so hopefully they can…

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Mallards score 3 in second half to shut out Jaguars

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) After a scoreless first half Tuesday, the Worcester Prep girls’ soccer team made some adjustments and they paid off. The Lady Mallards scored three goals in the second half of their “Pink Game” for breast cancer awareness…

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Lady Mallards edge out Indians in physical battle

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Worcester Prep field hockey team controlled the Indian River Indians, camping out in the offensive end a majority of the game last Friday, but the Lady Mallards had difficulty scoring.

“We started just a little bit slow,…

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Seahawks play one of best games against JMB Clippers

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team might have lost Tuesday’s match against the James M. Bennett Clippers, but the Lady Seahawks displayed a solid performance.

“Overall, I am very pleased with how they played,” Decatur…

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This week in OC: October 10-16, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 10th, 2014

Heading to Ocean City, Md this weekend? Here’s a look at events, activities and other things to do around town this week:

- The last of Ocean City’s major annual car shows is upon us as Endless Summer Cruisin’ rolled into town…

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Flounder hearings prompt suggestions

By: Clara Vaughn on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Charter boat captains, sports fishermen and marine conservation advocates came to the Ocean Pines library last Thursday to give their take on the summer flounder fishery and new plans that will eventually guide it.

The fishery…

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Four generations, 50 years of Wilkins family at Cork Bar

By: Clara Vaughn on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) One of Ocean City’s downtown institutions celebrated its golden anniversary this year.

Wicomico Street’s Cork Bar has been part of the Wilkins family for the past 50 years and, like its walls packed with photos and other…

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Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ under way in OC

By: Taylor Sloan on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014)  The 17th annual Endless Summer Crusin’ weekend roved into town Thursday and activities will continue through Sunday.

“It’s a unique car show in the fact that there are constantly cars cruising Coastal Highway,”…

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OC Classics Tournament, Saturday

By: Taylor Sloan on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The 13th annual OC Classics Tournament will take place Saturday at the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s sports complex at Northside Park, on 125th Street.

There will be two tournaments in one day: karate and jiu-jitsu.…

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Fall Cruisers car show in downtown Berlin, Saturday

By: Josh Davis on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Berlin’s final car show of the year will take place Saturday, when hundreds of classic cars motor into town and take up position in the downtown area.

Registration for Berlin Fall Cruisers will begin at 8 a.m., with the main …

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Police Briefs

By: Clara Vaughn on October 10th, 2014

Domestic assault

Police charged a West Ocean City man with second-degree assault in the early hours Monday morning after his girlfriend called the police.

According to the victim, Donald Horace Johnson, 31, held her to the ground and hit her…

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‘Night at the Hop’ party at Seacrets to benefit ACS

By: Clara Vaughn on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Doctors will diagnose more than 4,500 Maryland women with breast cancer before the end of 2014, and residents locally are doing their part to help fight back through Ocean City’s Pink Ribbon Classic series.

That multi-event…

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Ocean City’s fall Restaurant Week set to kick off Sunday

By: Clara Vaughn on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Diners have a reason to eat, drink and be merry because Ocean City’s Restaurant Week returns Sunday.

The two-week affair runs through Sunday, Oct. 26 and will feature special fixed-prices menus of $10, $20, $30 or $40 at nearly…

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Business Briefs 10/10/2014

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

New VP and COO

Insurance Management Group, Inc. welcomes licensed insurance agent and broker, Timothy J. Swartz as its vice president and chief operating officer.

Qualified to provide life, health, property, and casualty insurance, Swartz…

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Drive in Disguise Boardwalk Parade set for Oct. 25

By: Kara Hallissey on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Yes, you can put on your high-heeled sneakers and your alligator hat, or any other get-up you might prefer to wear during the fourth annual Drive in Disguise Boardwalk Parade on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Presented by the Downtown…

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Community Briefs 10/10/2014

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

Top award

Worcester Prep fifth grader Grace Baeurle was the winner in the Maryland Association of Realtors Fair Housing Competition during the 2013-2014 school year. Last spring in Annapolis, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot honored…

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Berlin shops to display regional artists’ work

By: Josh Davis on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014)  This month’s 2nd Friday runs takes place on Oct. 10 from 5-8 p.m. in the downtown area and features art exhibits, activities, live entertainment and extended hours by area shops.

Berlin also welcomes more than 150 Little…

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‘Haunted Ocean City and Berlin’ book available

By: Josh Davis on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) “Haunted Eastern Shore” author Mindie Burgoyne’s latest book, explores a pair of Worcester County locales.

“Haunted Ocean City and Berlin” explores 20 reportedly haunted sites, including the Atlantic Hotel,…

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Berlin baseball teams honored with parade, Fri.

By: Josh Davis on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Two championship Berlin Little League teams are getting a hero’s welcome on Friday, Oct. 10.

Berlin will honor the Intermediate All Stars, the United States runner-up in this year’s Little League World Series in Livermore,…

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Frank T. Hauser, Jr.

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Greenbackville

Frank Thomas Hauser, Jr., 71, of Greenbackville, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at PRMC in Salisbury, Md.

Born on July 16, 1943 in College Park, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Thomas Hauser, Sr. and the late…

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Student loan debt will cost real estate biz.

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) In a recent study conducted by the John Burns Real Estate Consulting Company, LLC, it was reported that student loan debt will cost the real estate industry big in 2014.

They estimate $83 billion this year alone in lost revenue.…

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Thinking outside box always secret ingredient for chefs

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Chutney is a relish-type condiment that is increasing in popularity. Its key components are sweetness, savoriness, and spiciness. This trinity is required if the condiment is to be considered “true” chutney.

Chutney…

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Candidates must learn real issues

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Ocean City has a superior slate of City Council candidates going into next month’s election. They have solid resumes, good intelligence and, to borrow a term from Orioles Manager Buck Showalter, a great deal of “want to.”…

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Louis Edward Curtin

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Crofton

Louis Edward Curtin of Crofton, Md. passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

He was a loving husband to Patty and devoted father of Linda Reese, Connie Ashy and Megan Curtin.

He was an avid golfer and member of Ocean Pines Golf…

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Patricia Murray Chester

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Berlin

Patricia Murray Chester, 77, died Oct. 4, 2014 in Berlin, Md. surrounded by her family.

Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Harry Earl Murray, Sr. and Virginia Dennis Murray.  She was preceded in death by her second…

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Vivian Patricia Whalen

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Berlin

Vivian Patricia Whalen, age 80 passed away Sept. 29, 2014 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in San Francisco, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Ann Patrich Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband,…

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Voter fraud should be major concern

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Editor,

With election time drawing near and voter fraud always a major concern, I would like to make a suggestion. Don’t you think it would be a good idea for our president to write an executive order and send it to governors of each…

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Wine Fest sees record numbers

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

Editor,

A record number of wine enthusiasts enjoyed the transition from summer into fall at the Ocean City inlet this year. After 19 years, Wine on the Beach has achieved vintage status. Like a robust cabernet, it gets better with…

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Ocean City: The most expensive homeowners insurance in Maryland

By: Kara Hallissey on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) Ocean City’s homeowners insurance costs are 43 percent more expensive than the state average, according to a recent study conducted by Value Penguin, a personal finance research company.

Maryland is the 20th cheapest area…

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An idiot reports my intentions

By: OCsue on October 10th, 2014

10/10/2014

I have been wondering for some time whether we ever had or have now a village idiot. Today, however, I am obligated to report that we do.

This would be the person who has been saying, falsely, that I plan to challenge the legal residency…

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OC Today boosts staff by two

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) In an effort to provide more complete coverage and a broader depth of stories for northern Worcester County, Ocean City Today and the Bayside Gazette have substantially redesigned the way they will cover the stories most important…

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Wor-Wic hacks out $800K for cyber-tech

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) You’ve got your malware, spyware, bloatware, DDoS attacks, worms, spam, rootkits, cookies, glitches, bugs, features and the professionals trained to prevent, avoid or remove them – and now some of those code warriors…

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Father’s rescue attempt for son saved by beach patrol

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) A father ambles down the sandy shore while his son splashes and plays in the surf on a clear cloudless Ocean City weekend. Dad may not be paying complete attention until he hears the scream: “Help!”

The father knows that voice.…

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Worcester approves ‘pay as you throw’ garbage program

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) You do your part. You separate, you sort, you recycle. You try to do the best you can to reduce waste, because garbage is, by its very nature, gross.

Especially with kids.

But then you look down the block. You see that guy. You know…

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County hazard plan: rising sea levels, landslides?

By: Brian Gilliland on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) While reading any hazard report with a nonzero entry for risk of landslide on the peninsula can give one pause, the rest of the updates to 2006’s hazard mitigation plan pleased officials enough to move it along in the approval…

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Harrington and Reimer earn medalist honors

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) More than 500 runners representing 22 schools from Maryland and Delaware participated in the annual Tidewater Fall Classic last Wednesday at Winter Place Park in Salisbury.

“I thought our teams did pretty well. We were the…

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Seahawks fall short, 34-33, to Warriors in OT

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 10th, 2014

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Stephen Decatur football team hoped to get its first win last Friday, but the Seahawks came up short by one point to the Easton Warriors in overtime, 34-33.

“We had our opportunities, we’ve just got to learn how to win. …

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Documentary Film on Backshore Brewing Company

By: Kara Hallissey on October 9th, 2014

(Oct. 7, 2014) Independent filmmaker and author Chip Hiden aims to document the explosive growth of craft beer in his new production, “Blood, Sweat, and Beer,” which will present the stories of two start-up breweries, one of them local.…

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Out & About: October 10-16, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 9th, 2014

FRI. Oct. 10

ENDLESS SUMMER CRUISIN’ CAR SHOW — Ocean City Inlet parking lot and Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway…

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Appearing Live: October 10-16, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 9th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Oct. 10: Go with The Flo, 9 p.m.
Oct. 11: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
Oct. 15: Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 16: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th Street, behind Fountain …

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Microbrew Monday: October 6, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 6th, 2014

Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 10 breweries within a 45 minute drive, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City is quickly asserting itself as one of the premier microbrewery destinations on the…

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Friends remember Peppers owner Denny-O

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 3rd, 2014

(Compiled by Ocean City Today Staff)

(Oct. 3, 2014) Dennis King, more affectionately known as Denny-O, died at age 63 Monday, Sept. 29 of heart-related illnesses.

The owner of Peppers Tavern on the Boardwalk and Peppers in West Ocean City, …

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Worcester scores 8-1 win over DC

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 3rd, 2014

(Oct. 3, 2014) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team took a number of shots and netted eight during Tuesday’s game against the Delmarva Christian Royals in Berlin.

“They spread the ball well and created scoring opportunities,” Prep…

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