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Eleven candidates participate in forum

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Eleven candidates for state and county office participated in a massive forum sponsored by the Coastal Association of Realtors at the Ocean Pines Library on Wednesday.

 

Md. Senate District 38 candidates Sen. Jim Mathias

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Mathias, McDermott on phosphorus issue

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014)  Phosphorus became an unlikely campaign issue this year after the state threatened to impose harsh restrictions on farmers based on the presence of the chemical element in fertilizer used to grow crops on the Eastern Shore.…

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O.C.Toberfest continues with beach maze, pumpkin races

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) O.C.Toberfest activities will continue this weekend on the Boardwalk at North Division Street.

“Each year we have grown, and we are looking for another great year,” said Bob Rothermel, co-producer of the event.

Families…

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Early voting now running at Gull Creek, through Oct. 30

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

 

(Oct. 24, 2014) Early voting on the November General Election began Thursday morning in Worcester County.

The Gull Creek Senior Center will host early voting every day through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Sunroom.

The…

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Spend Halloween at ‘Jamaica USA’, win trip to Jamaica!

By: Anne Neely on October 24th, 2014

It’s that time of year when the creepiest of creatures, the eeriest of monsters and the most provocative of princesses make their way to the Annual Seacrets Halloween party and costume contest.  You don’t have to be a kid to get into…

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This week in OC: October 24-30, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 24th, 2014

- Halloween may not be until next Friday, but the holiday spirit is in full swing here in Ocean City. This weekend, OCtoberfest rolls on with its iconic beach maze and fun-filled pumpkin races on the beach at N. Division St. IF that isn’t…

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Annual Drive in Disguise Boardwalk Parade, Saturday

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Halloween has almost arrived and there is no better time to show off timeless costumes then during the fourth annual Drive in Disguise Boardwalk Parade tomorrow, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Presented by the Ocean City Downtown Association,

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You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

Everyone put on their Blue Suede Shoes and join the Jailhouse Rockin’ mayhem this 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 …

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Decatur to face Northeast in reg. first round

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ soccer team had several good training sessions leading up to today’s 3A South Regional tournament Section I first-round match against the fifth-seeded Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel.

Decatur…

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Please bear with us, it’s almost over

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

If you have reached the eyes-glazed-over stage after seeing page after page of political stories and interviews, you are not alone.

We have too. Not that we don’t think these things aren’t important, because we obviously do.…

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SD golfers to compete at states

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Five Stephen Decatur golfers will compete in the 4A/3A state championship on the University of Maryland College Park course next week.

Last week’s District VIII championship at the Hyatt–River Marsh Golf Course in Cambridge…

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Ben Bradlee caused me to land here

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

By Stewart Dobson

Reflecting on the death this week of Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post executive editor, it occurred to me that he cost me my job and got me a job.

Not directly, of course, since I didn’t know him or even what…

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Jehle: It’s finally all starting to come together

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The fourth-seeded Worcester Prep volleyball team may have lost to No. 1 Salisbury Christian in the semifinal round of the Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference tournament last Friday, but Coach Kristin Jehle was pleased…

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Decatur-Wicomico game ‘dogfight’ until 4th quarter

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Last Thursday’s football game in Berlin between Stephen Decatur and Wicomico was close until the fourth quarter, when the visiting Indians scored several times to win 40-12.

“We played pretty well for 34 and a half minutes,”…

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Police Briefs

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

 Indecent exposure

Ocean City Police arrested a Delaware man in the early hours of Sunday after they found him asleep, naked and in a running car.

Officers knocked on the windows and shined flashlights in the car to wake up Joshua W. Long, 27,

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Business Briefs 10/24/2014

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

Kotra-Loos joins Wor-Wic

Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed Dr. Tiffany Kotra-Loos of Hebron as clinical coordinator and assistant professor of the physical therapist assistant program.

Before coming to Wor-Wic, she…

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Worcester schools see new weapons, smoking policies

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Worcester schools will see new policies on weapons, smoking and the mandatory attendance age following measures approved by the Board of Education Tuesday.

 

New weapons policy

For the first time, the schools have an official

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Editor should have ‘village idiot’ chat with his reporting staff

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

Editor,

I’d like to respond to two interesting items in the Oct. 10 issue of Ocean City Today, regarding the upcoming Ocean City Council elections. 

In Stewart Dobson’s “Public Eye” he shares with us, at length, how disturbing

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Communicating, ‘playing our game’ key for Seahawks

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team’s seven seniors were honored before the start of Tuesday night’s match against the Snow Hill Eagles.

Both squads wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to “Spike Out…

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Ropewalk coming to OC; early spring opening planned

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Their eyes have been on the property for over a year and now it is finally settled ­– Ropewalk will add a beach twist to the former Frescos property on 83rd Street in Ocean City. Renovations are set to start on Nov. 1 and the restaurant’s…

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Purnell banquet memorable event

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014 

Editor,

The Germantown School Community Heritage Center extends our thanks to those that made the banquet honoring Commissioner James Purnell Jr. on Sept. 20 a memorable event. It exceeded our expectations.

We are grateful

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Millison spruces up Ocean City utility box with painting

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Marine life and their seascapes is her expertise. From turtles to whales, Katelyn Millison’s artwork captures the eye and relieves her pain.

Millison has a complicated story for only being a teenager, but what brought her

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Decatur and Worcester battle for Ryder Cup

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Stephen Decatur and Worcester Prep golf teams competed in their annual Ryder Cup tournament Monday and Tuesday.

Decatur won the friendly competition, 10.5-5.5, to bring home the title.

Monday’s outing took place at …

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Public should check candidates’ voting records

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

Editor,

Recently we’ve been seeing lots of political advertising on television and in the newspapers touting all the wonderful things politicians have been able to bring home to the shore.

It appears said politicians think …

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William “Bill” O. Aldrich

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

OCEAN PINES

William “Bill” O. Aldrich, age 90, passed away peacefully at Catered Living of Ocean Pines on Oct. 15, 2014.

Born on June 24, 1024 in Northridge, Mass., he was the son of the late Wilfred O. Aldrich and Gunhild Grusell…

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Sports Briefs 10/24/2014

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

Dodgeball

The Ocean Pines Recreation Department has announced the return of Dodgeball Wars.

This favorite Friday night activity is always a hit with children. Dodgeball Wars for children in grades 3-5 will take place Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For …

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Pumpkin ravioli drizzled with sage butter

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Years ago fate turned the pages of progression; little did I know destiny was in the making. Opportunity manifests itself in the most unlikely situations. I was asked to cook for Sophia Loren.

Uncontrollable nerves permeated…

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FDIC releases final version of QRM rule

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released their final version of the long-awaited Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rule, which stems from the big 2010 banking reform bill the federal government enacted

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BIT’s ‘Prom Night’ fundraiser kickoff, Sat.

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Supporters can get a sneak peak of what’s in store for Believe in Tomorrow’s second annual “Prom Night” fundraiser at its kickoff party tomorrow, Saturday.

The celebration at Hooters in West Ocean City launches at …

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Fall Home and Condo Show ‘one-stop shop’

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The Autumn Home and Condo Show is returning to Ocean City for two days this weekend at the convention center on 40th Street.

There will be 160 vendors showcasing merchandise and demonstrating products such as kitchens, baths,

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Music For Meso to Benefit Mesothelioma Foundation

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Bob and Sheila Brittingham will be hosting Bishopville Record Hop 2014 Music For Meso, a fundraiser for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bishopville firehouse.

“This fundraiser …

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Pastoral woodland in Newark fed by Berlin wastewater

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) More than 600 sprinklers sputter thousands of gallons of water into the woods at Five Mile Branch Road, in Newark, each day.

It isn’t a water-wasting operation, but a sponge for Berlin’s treated effluent that would otherwise…

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Former SD coach reflects on 2014 squad’s success

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Tuesday’s Bayside Conference championship match between the Stephen Decatur and Queen Anne’s girls’ soccer teams was a nail-biter and Misty Bunting was there to witness the Lady Seahawks bring the title home.

Bunting…

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Fall Restaurant Week ends Sunday

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Diners have a few days left to take advantage of specials during Ocean City’s fall Restaurant Week, which wraps this Sunday.

The fixed-price menus of $10, $20, $30 or $40 are available at more than 20 restaurants around town…

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Halloween fun at Seaside 10 run

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Get into the Halloween spirit with running shoes on, during the 21st annual Seaside 10-mile run and 5K race, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Entry fees are $50 for the 10-mile run and $30 for

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Pink Ribbon Classic Mah Jongg tournament, Oct. 30

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Mah Jongg all day long in a tournament on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Golden Sands Resort on 109th Street in Ocean City.

A registration fee of $30 is required to guarantee a spot and it must be received by Saturday, Oct. 25. There will

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O.C.Toberfest continues with beach maze, pumpkin races

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) O.C.Toberfest activities will continue this weekend on the Boardwalk at North Division Street.

“Each year we have grown, and we are looking for another great year,” said Bob Rothermel, co-producer of the event.

Families…

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Pink Ribbon Golf Classic kicks off at 10:30 a.m. today

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) There’s still time to register for Ocean City’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, the all-women’s tournament taking place today, Oct. 24, at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin.

Golfers can come to the course on Country Club Drive…

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Halloween events for families and four-legged friends

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) Little goblins and ghouls can find a host of haunts in and around Ocean City to celebrate Halloween this weekend and next.

From trick-or-treating and costume parades to haunted forests, here are a few family-friendly happenings…

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‘BEST BIRTHDAY EVER’ for Petito

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) “BEST BIRTHDAY EVER” is what Stephen Decatur senior Jillian Petito tweeted Tuesday night after she scored four goals – the last was the game-winner in overtime – to bring the Bayside Conference championship title …

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Decision delayed on rules for solar farms in county

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct. 24, 2014) Three issues with the pending update to 2011 legislation formed the basis for another delay in zoning for solar-powered electricity production in Worcester, a delay the board promised to end during the next…

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Commissioners take action in South Point area

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct. 24, 2014) Despite warnings from County Attorney Sonny Bloxom and Director of Development Review and Permitting Ed Tudor, the Worcester County Commissioners waded into the troubled waters of an aquaculture farm …

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WorCo in brief 10/24/2014

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

Park repairs

The commissioners accepted bid documents to repair posts at the pavilion in John Walker Smith Park, in Snow Hill, during their Tuesday meeting. Program Open Space funds of $17,000 will finance the repairs.…

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Hospitals prepped for every scenario–not just Ebola

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct 24, 2014) The signs hang ominously in the windows of medical clinics associated with Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center warning potential clients they may need to divulge their past travel…

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Virgil Shockley sees future of Worcester in broadband

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct. 24, 2014) For all Virgil Shockley has said over the 16 years he’s been a county commissioner, no one can say he’s doubted anything that’s passed his lips.

Shockley is short in stature with a push-broom mustache,…

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For first time in history of Worcester County, Republican voters outnumber Democrats

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) While the Eastern Shore votes as reliably red as the western shore does blue, as a pure numbers game registered Democrats have always outstripped their perennial foe in Worcester County.

Until this year. Granted the number …

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Elder challenges Shockley on platform of cutting waste

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct. 24, 2014) Armed with a copy of the Constitution in his front pocket, Republican Ted Elder is a throwback candidate fond of simpler times, simpler solutions and simpler regulations.

A tall, lean man of quiet conviction…

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Self-insurance working for city

By: Zack Hoopes on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) The self-insurance model adopted by the city last year appears to have worked out fine, according to an update given to  the City Council this week in anticipation of the city’s 2015 employee health insurance renewal.

“With…

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Re-vamped Md. Obamacare exchange starts

By: Zack Hoopes on October 24th, 2014

(Oct. 24, 2014) If you’re in the market for public health insurance, get ready to sign up. And if you signed up last year, get ready to do it all over again.

In either instance, keep your fingers crossed.

Maryland’s Health Exchange system

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Big day for Mystic Harbour plant, now with 450K gpd

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct 24, 2014) Upgrades, promotions and a ceremonial unveiling all heralded the arrival of Worcester County’s newest general in the fight against effluent.

At Tuesday’s meeting before the Worcester County Commissioners…

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Wal-Mart employees respond to health cuts

By: Brian Gilliland on October 23rd, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

(Oct. 24, 2014) The recent news of Wal-Mart ending health coverage for part-time employees was dwarfed only by Ebola, ISIS and possibly election coverage in the headlines, but the employees who spoke to Ocean City Today …

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Out & About: October 24-30, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 23rd, 2014

FRI. Oct. 24

FALL MOVIE NIGHT — Sunset Park, S. Philadelphia Ave., bayside, Ocean City, 7 p.m. Movie will be shown on a giant projection screen. Take chairs and blankets. All are welcome. Info: Lynda Brittingham, 410-250-0125 or …

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Appearing Live: October 24-30, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 23rd, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Oct. 24: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
Oct. 25: Aaron Howell, 9 p.m.
Oct. 26: 2 Guys & A Mama, 4 p.m.
Oct. 27: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.
Oct. 29: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 30: DJ Jeremy, 9…

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The Lower Shore Brewery Tour

By: Anthony Towey on October 22nd, 2014

**updated 10/23/14**

The craft beer revolution has been brewing for some time now. For years, small batch brews with big flavors have been slowly eroding the overwhelming market share long held by Anheuser Busch (AB-InBev), MillerCoors,…

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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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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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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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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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