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This week in OC: March 27- April 2, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 27th, 2015

-This Saturday, March 28, is the 5th annual Brewgrass festival at Fager’s Island. This widely popular beer and music festival was attended by over 400 people in 2014 and expects to only get better in 2015. The event lasts from 1-5pm and…

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Out & About: March 27- April 2, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 27th, 2015

FRI. March 27

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.

BULL AND OYSTER ROAST — Bishopville…

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Appearing Live: March 27- April 2, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 27th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
March 27: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
March 28: Ginger, 9 p.m.
April 1: Old School, 5 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th Street, behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium
Ocean City…

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Berlin family to do mission work via airplane

By: Josh Davis on March 27th, 2015

Berlin native Trisha Brown Gudeman is about to embark on a journey into the unknown.

Gudeman, her husband Andy and their two young children are set to take on a full-time role with Missionary Maintenance Services Aviation this summer.

MMS provides…

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State still quiet on Berlin vandalism suspects

By: Josh Davis on March 27th, 2015

The Worcester County State’s Attorney’s office continues a quiet approach to the Jan. 25 vandalism spree in downtown Berlin suspected to have been perpetrated by a trio of teenagers, but more details continue to emerge from other sources.…

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Fifth Brewgrass festival Saturday at Fager’s Island

By: Josh Davis on March 27th, 2015

The fifth annual Brewgrass festival promises plenty of beer, food and music as seven area craft breweries and two top local bluegrass acts take the stage at Fager’s Island from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Ocean City-based Saltwater Stringband…

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New stats show crime drop in Ocean Pines

By: Josh Davis on March 27th, 2015

A preliminary report released by the Ocean Pines Police Department last week shows a sharp drop in serious crime in the community in 2014.

For the second straight year, Ocean Pines experienced no instances of criminal homicide or robbery. …

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Berlin annexes 120 acres in tense 3-2 vote

By: Josh Davis on March 27th, 2015

In June 2013, the Rinnier Development Company bought 120 acres of land across from Stephen Decatur High School with a plan to turn the parcel into a rental apartment complex with commercial uses on the eastern edge of Berlin.

On Monday, nearly…

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Cowboy Coast expands offerings

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Big things are in store for Cowboy Coast Country Saloon on 17th Street for its second season in business.

Last week, demolition of the pool and outdoor bar area began. Half of that space will be replaced by a parking lot. The other…

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Business Briefs 03/27/2015

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

Norman promoted

SERVPRO of the Lower and Mid-Upper Shore owner Robb Sartorio has announced the promotion and appointment of Matt Norman to operations manager.

Norman assumes responsibility for coordination of SERVPRO crews throughout…

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Wor. Co. home inventory drops since last year

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) The spring buying season is upon us, and the realtor.com National Housing Trend Report finds that the number of homes for sale nationwide is down 11 percent in February compared to the same time a year ago. Included in the metro…

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Walker serves up ‘not your average’ tuna salad sandwich

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) The quest for the ultimate tuna salad sandwich is an intricate process that pursues culinary interests with the theory of inquiry.

Questioning traditional standards initiates philosophical progression which develops…

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Community Briefs 03/27/2015

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

Program complete

Ethan Mariner, a resident of Berlin, recently completed the Composites Technology program at IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Bristol, RI.

Mariner graduates with a certificate from IYRS, a post-secondary vocational…

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What this debate needs are numbers

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Once more unto the breach we go, that breach being the continuing tax differential conversation between the governments of Ocean City and Worcester County.

So far, however, that discussion hasn’t really caught hold with the…

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Tube diplomacy

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

The following is reprinted from 2011, because I’m being threatened by the people at the printing plant.

American-produced shows no longer dominate the programming in foreign countries.

American TV programs that once occupied…

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Changes affect rural customers

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2013

Editor,

There seems to be a great deal of confusion concerning pharmacy benefits between existing United Healthcare commercial patients and the new United Healthcare Maryland Medicaid Program that is administered by the state.…

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Empty bowl project success

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Editor,

On behalf of the Art League of Ocean City and Diakonia, we would like to thank the hundreds of people who helped make the 2015 “Empty Bowl” project a huge success. This project is a partnership between the two nonprofits…

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Thanks for lap blankets

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Editor,

At the beginning of February, Coastal Hospice put out a call to the community requesting lap blankets for our hospice patients.

Many of our patients become chilled, especially in the cold weather of winter or with air conditioning…

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Nanette Mieth

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Snow Hill

Nanette Mieth, age 59, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home in Snow Hill.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lawrence Trachy, Sr. and Ruth Campbell Trachy.

She is survived by her husband,…

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Susan E. Schor

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Whaleyville

Susan E. Schor, age 59, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born in Georgetown, Del., she was the daughter of the late Howard Prettyman.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth…

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Edward Milton Brown, Jr.

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Ocean City

Edward Milton Brown, Jr., age 74, died March 10, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore on July 28, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward M. Brown, Sr. and Jane Smoot Brown.

He is survived by his wife,…

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Gloria Rose (Buscemi) Garrett

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Ocean Pines

Gloria Rose (Buscemi) Garrett of Ocean Pines, Md., died on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Merion Gardens, Carney’s Point, N.J. at the age of 92.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Gloria was married for 71 years to her beloved husband,…

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Donald James Scott

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2014

Ocean Pines

Donald James Scott, age 80, crossed over on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Grand Haven, Mich., he was the son of the late Clifford Scott and June Dutton Scott. He is survived by…

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Ronald John “Mr. B” Brooks

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Selbyville

Ronald John (“Mr. B”) Brooks was born in 1932 in Port Chester, N.Y.

He moved to Washington, D.C. in his early teens. He was a three-sport star athlete for Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. and earned a full …

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Anna May Brent

By: OCsue on March 27th, 2015

03/27/2015

Ocean City

Anna May Brent, 83, of Ocean City, Md. passed peacefully on March 21, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.

Ann was a beautiful and creative person that touched many lives through the years of her life. She was…

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OC Chamber expo serves as season preview for biz.

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) As the resort wakes up from its long winter’s nap, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is gathering members and nonmembers alike to share what’s new for this season at the Carousel on April 2 from 4-7 p.m.

The Chamber’s Business…

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Worcester Prep’s Coach Gates sees ‘ton of potential’

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse Coach Kevin Gates can see the possibilities.

“There’s a ton of potential. If we can put things together we can be pretty good,” he said. “If we can get everyone healthy and playing together…

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County, city still far apart on tax grants

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

By Brian Gilliland

Staff Writer

(March 27, 2015) The effort has gotten more traction than it has in recent years, and a meeting between resort officials and the county commissioners to discuss options is all but inevitable. Still, the goalposts…

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Salary lag front-and-center issue for ‘16 school budget

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) By increasing their commute, Worcester County teachers could earn more money in neighboring counties immediately.

That was the reality presented by Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson during the Board of Education’s budget…

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Flounlacker takes over as coach of WP girls’ lax team

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Leigh Anne Flounlacker is off to a good start, beginning her first season as head coach of the Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team with two victories this week.

On Tuesday, the Lady Mallards took a trip to Easton to battle the…

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Carozza offers amendment to fix marijuana confusion

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27,2015) When marijuana was decriminalized last year, what has been called a legislative oversight occurred where possession of the paraphernalia used for smoking was a more serious offense than the substance itself.

House Bill …

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Mathias pushing for study on Wallops’ future capacity

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Following a similar measure approved last month in Virginia, State Sen. Jim Mathias (D38) is sponsoring a Senate joint resolution that encourages NASA to take steps to allow the launch and landing of commercial vehicles and…

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Worcester girls’ tennis team eyes 10th ESIAC title

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Worcester Prep’s girls’ tennis team went undefeated 12-0 in 2014 and the Lady Mallards captured their ninth consecutive Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference title.

Coach Cyndee Hudson, who has led the program…

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Decatur wins first game of 2015, 8-4 over STPP Sabres

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Playing hard, smart lacrosse was key to the Stephen Decatur boys’ team’s 8-4 victory over the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres on Monday in Easton.

“We didn’t play very well in the first half. We weren’t taking care …

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Hogan budget passes senate; local reps support deal

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) More restorations and subtractions have been made, and with the budget bill through the House and passed in the Senate unanimously, local representatives in Annapolis agreed to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget.

“I …

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Lady Seahawks top Sabres, 16-3

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) With a mix of underclassmen and veterans in the starting line-up, Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse Coach Bob Musitano was pleased with the Lady Seahawks’ performance during Monday’s season opener against Saints Peter…

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Weatherholtz, other suspects in child sex sting to appear

By: Brian Gilliland on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Sex crime suspects rounded up as part of Operation Worcester Safety Net, a yearlong investigation by the Worcester County Sherriff’s Office will begin filtering into court this month.

The operation began in December 2013…

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Seahawks shut out Warriors 11-0 in ‘15 season opener

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) The Stephen Decatur baseball team shut out the Mardela Warriors 11-0 on Monday in the first game of 2015 on its home field in Berlin.

“We were a little rusty. We’re swinging the bat OK. We’ve just got to be more consistent,…

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MELT Method technique helps to reduce pain

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Esthetician Christy Stone Trala will introduce an easy to learn self-treatment technique, the MELT Method, designed to reduce chronic pain and slow down the aging process at the Robin Walter Salon & Spa on Tuesday, March

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Who will be Teacher of the Year?

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) The Worcester County Teacher of the Year will be announced tonight during the 28th annual banquet at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City.

The 14 candidates represent each school in the county. Two judging

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MMYFC Impact high school conf. in OC this wknd.

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Metro Maryland Youth for Christ presents its Impact high school conference at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street this weekend where there will be live music, speakers and multiple workshops to choose from with

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Believe in Tomorrow’s annual gala, April 11

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) The Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House by the Sea will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary on Saturday, April 11 with a gala at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront.

The event will begin at the Children’s House By the Sea on 66th

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Police/Courts 03/27/2015

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

Stolen items

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations is asking for any information regarding burglaries that occurred on Disharoon Road in Snow Hill during November 2014 and February 2015.

A 2007 silver and black Yamaha Rhino with

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Brick oven pizza served at new Berlin’s Piaza

By: Kara Hallissey on March 27th, 2015

(March 27, 2015) Owner David Crocetti is following his own vision in Berlin with a new venture — a pizza shop with a twist. Piaza will celebrate their grand opening for three days, April 1-3, and the first 20 people to arrive on Wednesday will

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Large senior class to lead Decatur lacrosse squad

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Seniors make up a majority of the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team this season.

“It’s a senior-led team. We have a lot of returning players that I’ve coached since they were little kids,” said Coach Scott Lathroum,…

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SD Lady Seahawks want to play for state championship

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team captured the 3A-2A East Regional title last year and advanced to the state semifinals where the Lady Seahawks were edged out by Oakdale, 10-8.

The 2014 team finished 14-3. Of the 19…

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Players show improvement from ‘14

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) At the end of the 2014 tennis season, Stephen Decatur coaches Jamie Greenwood and Steve Berquist said they were pleased with the progress the underclassmen made.

Most of those players have returned this season with a year of…

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Renters’ income not keeping pace with rates, costs

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) A recent report issued by the National Association of Realtors explained that “the gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could …

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Business Briefs 03/20/2015

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

Home repairs workshop

Women’s Commission of Worcester County presents a Suddenly Single workshop, “Home Repairs #101” to be held at the Home Depot in Berlin, located at 11408 Ocean Gateway, on Saturday, April 11.

There will be two one-hour…

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Chutney adds color, brings out layers of flavor in food

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Researching the summation of a chef has left me in sort of a “stew.”

Countless aspects such as talent, creativity and the art of presentation are covered, but one important fact seems to have slipped through the cracks of…

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Boutique grows from home biz into niche gallery

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Owner Gina March is no stranger to retail business, which is apparent when walking into BomShell Boutique, which is located on Ocean Gateway in West Ocean City, and observing a store full of items not found everywhere else.

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Show one-stop shop for homeowners

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Homeowners have the opportunity to browse through more than 200 exhibits of products and services this weekend during the 31st annual Home, Condo and Outdoor Show at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street.

“Everyone

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Political realities can’t be ignored

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

One of the best movie lines ever spoken was in the dark Western “Unforgiven,” as Clint Eastwood’s character, Will Munny, was about to blow away Gene Hackman’s bad guy, Little Bill Daggett.

Laying on the floor and looking…

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Illegal emissions

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

I’ve been pondering this business of banning public smoking in public places and – interestingly enough – vaping, which is hardly offensive, but nevertheless reminds people of smoking, so that makes it bad. But what I do …

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Finnegan’s Wake fundraiser for Friends of WCDC

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Ocean City’s third annual Finnegan’s Wake will be held Saturday, March 21, from 5-9 p.m. in Seacrets’ Morley Hall. The mock Irish funeral will include happy hour drink prices, live Irish music and food, and a wailing

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Atlantic United Methodist Church marks 100 years

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Atlantic United Methodist Church, on the corner of Baltimore Ave. and Fourth Street, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a variety of events planned including a community Hymn Sing on Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m.

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Tea Party: Just say no on SB 787

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Editor,

To the members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee:

We find no legislation in recent memory to be as deeply disturbing as SB 787 (Enhanced Identification Documents). Although this bill stipulates that participation…

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Fifth grader seeking help in ‘awesome’ report

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Editor,

Hello, my name is Cameron Jordan. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Ca. I am writing to you because my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your awesome state, Maryland.

I would really like…

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County school board adds two makeup days for snow

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) A taste of warmer weather this week may have pushed all thoughts of snow from our minds, but the school board still needed to deal with six weather-related closings that already happened this year and meet the state-mandated

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Reverse 911 nabs suspect

By: Josh Davis on March 20th, 2015

 

(March 20, 2015) It only took a matter of hours for police to track down a suspect in the armed robbery of the BB&T Bank in Ocean Pines on Friday, as authorities arrested 52-year-old Jeff Varner Hare at his residence that evening.

According…

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Not so fast on trafficking bill

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Editor,

Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, written by Sen. John Cornyn, (R-Tex.) had Democratic support as it went through the process of becoming law.

In this bill, fines paid by convicted traffickers would create a fund …

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Cancer patient steals $65K in jewelry for bills

By: Josh Davis on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) A Snow Hill woman was found guilty of stealing more than $65,000 worth of jewelry and other items from her Ocean City employer, the Indian River Trading Co., following a trial last Friday in District Court in Snow Hill.

Christine…

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Task force to tackle social media in schools

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Worcester County Schools Superintendent Jerry Wilson has put together a task force designed to inform students on how to properly use social media.

“As a school system, one of our missions has always been to prepare students

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Mione’s Pizza to open second shop

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) The only change Mione’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant owners are comfortable with is location.

The venerable West Ocean City pizzeria, in the Tanger Outlets, started in Brooklyn, spent some time in Whitehall, Pa. and landed…

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This week in OC: March 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 20th, 2015

With more winter weather back in our area it doesn’t feel like it yet, but happy spring! Now that winter is ‘officially’ over, it’s time to turn our attention to warm thoughts, such as the fact that Memorial Day is only…

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Rose Mae Brous

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Ocean City

Rose Mae Brous, age 77, went to be with her Lord on March 17, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Salisbury and raised in Somerset County, she was the sixth child of the late Charles and Sallie Dryden Lewis.…

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Local Ultimate Frisbee pro takes bronze at tourney

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Traveling with the “Beach Ultimate Kings of Asia,” West Ocean City resident Alex “AJ” Jacoski helped his team, the Boracay Dragons from the Philippines, take third place during last week’s World Championships,…

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Gary Lee Crayton

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Ocean City

Gary Lee Crayton, age 71, passed away on March 9, 2015 after a short illness.

Born in Rinehart, WVa., he was the son of the late Paul and Inez Crayton.

He leaves behind the love of his life, daughter Christina Mae Crayton and…

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Worcester Humane Society director leaves after a year

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Still trying to find its rhythm as the Worcester County Humane Society rebuilds itself, the organization will begin looking for a new executive director following the recent resignation of Executive Director Linda Lugo.…

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Edward Milton Brown, Jr.

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Ocean City

Edward Milton Brown, Jr., age 74, died March 10, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore on July 28, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward M. Brown, Sr. and Jane Smoot Brown.

He is survived by his children,…

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County scrambles for money in face of shortfall

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Worcester County’s fiscal 2016 budget book would be soaked in red ink were the county commissioners to adopt the first draft of the spending package that agrees to every request.

The budget, containing the collected requests…

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Jacquelyn Bock Newman

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Ocean Pines

Jacquelyn Bock Newman, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Mattoon, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George and Marion Ozee Bock. She is survived by her beloved…

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Sheddy murderer awaiting sentence after plea deal

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Justin Hadel, 24, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Christine Sheddy in 2011, but won a retrial in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which began late last week.

Hadel successfully argued his…

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Curtis “Curt” Bridell Jacobs

By: OCsue on March 20th, 2015

03/20/2015

Ocean City

Curtis “Curt” Bridell Jacobs, 81, of Ocean City passed Sunday, March 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in St. Martins, Md., he was the son of the late Robins and Rozelle Brevard Jacobs.

Curt was a farmer,…

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Commissioners silent on OC’s tax deal memo

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) The assumption, following the Worcester County Commissioners’ discussion Tuesday of Ocean City government’s request for more money, is that county and resort officials will meet at some point during the budget process…

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County briefs 3/20/15

By: Brian Gilliland on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following issues during their meeting last week.

Bond could be sought

Crediting favorable interest rates that, county officials suspect, might be rising in the coming year,…

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Core group of vets back to compete for Decatur

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) The Stephen Decatur baseball team had a successful 2014 season and the Seahawks hope to build from those achievements with a solid core group returning to the field this year.

Last year, the Decatur squad went 17-1 during the…

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‘It’s a rebuilding, reteaching year,’ Patnode says

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Heather Patnode said she learned some things about herself after her first season as head coach of the Stephen Decatur softball team last year and what to do differently for 2015.

Last season was Patnode’s eighth year with…

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Decatur track teams strong in distance and field events

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Approximately 40 girls and 55 boys are participating in outdoor track this spring. Some Stephen Decatur athletes competed in indoor track this winter and/or cross country in the fall, while a number of Seahawks are new to the…

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Police/Courts 03/20/2015

By: Kara Hallissey on March 20th, 2015

Outstanding warrants

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Tristen Vice, 29, of Berlin on March 13 for two outstanding warrants.

Upon arrival to a home in Ocean City around 8 a.m., deputies spoke with the homeowner and determined

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No parade, but it didn’t rain on business

By: Zack Hoopes on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2015) Apart from the fact that it didn’t happen, Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade worked out exactly as hoped.

What would’ve been the 34th iteration of the Delmarva Irish-American Club’s signature festival on Saturday

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City event raises church-state issue

By: Zack Hoopes on March 20th, 2015

(March 20, 2014) Rarely, if ever, does the usual business of municipal government shoot straight to the heart of Western political philosophy.

But in one of those rare exceptions, an event approval at this week’s Ocean City Council meeting

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Out & About: March 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 19th, 2015

FRI. March 20

HOME, CONDO & OUTDOOR SHOW AND ART & CRAFT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, noon to 6 p.m.Hundreds of pros offering thousands of ideas … decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovating,…

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Appearing Live: March 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 19th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
March 20: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
March 21: Over Time, 9 p.m.
March 25: Thin Ice, 5 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th Street, behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium
Ocean…

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WIN your photos printed on wood with the new Photo Friday Contest

By: Anthony Towey on March 17th, 2015

For the last year or so, OceanCity.com has given you the chance to win stunning professional prints of the best sights and scenes in Ocean City with our weekly Photo Friday Contest. The response from all of you has been tremendous and we’ve…

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Microbrew Monday: March 16, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 16th, 2015

Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 5 breweries in Ocean City, 7 more under an hour away, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City has asserted itself as the fastest growing craft beer brewery destinations…

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Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade canceled

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 14th, 2015

Unfortunately, today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled due to the weather and the public safety concerns of the parade participants and spectators.

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McKahan and Kim face tough state competition

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Stephen Decatur sophomore Andy McKahan and junior Brett Kim competed in the 4A/3A state wrestling tournament, held Saturday and Monday, at Cole Field House on the University of Maryland-College Park campus.

“They did …

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Lady Seahawks fall to Wolverines in regional finals

By: Lisa Capitelli on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Tears filled the eyes of the Stephen Decatur Lady Seahawks Monday night after their 67-43 loss to the Westlake Wolverines, as the reality set in that their basketball season was over.

“Prior to the game, we didn’t even consider…

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This week in OC: March 13-19, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on March 13th, 2015

The weekend you’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and if you know anything about Ocean City, we don’t let a little rain ruin our parade. St. Paddy’s weekend in Ocean City is one of the most anticipated events of the entire…

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Police/Courts 3.13

By: Kara Hallissey on March 13th, 2015

Fighting and threats

Dale Gibbs, 47, of Ocean City was arrested on March 8 for disorderly conduct after getting in a physical altercation with his neighbor.

Police were dispatched to a fight in progress and upon arrival found a group of about

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Six outstanding snow days place schools in limbo

By: Kara Hallissey on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Blame it on February and early March, but the Worcester County School system must make up six weather-related closings this year to meet the 180 days of instruction that the state requires of all public schools.

With this year’s

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Ocean City 25th on TripAdvisor’s U.S. beaches list

By: Kara Hallissey on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Ocean City continues to be listed at or near the top of various rankings, and this time it took the 25th spot on TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers Choice top 25 beaches in the United States.

“It’s an extraordinary honor to be

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Reach the Beach national dance competition, Sat.

By: Kara Hallissey on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Epic Brand’s Reach the Beach national dance championship will take place at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street this Saturday.

There will be 106 dance teams participating, which consists of athletes ranging

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Fifth event expected to be largest

By: Kara Hallissey on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) The fifth annual St. Patty’s Day 5K will be the largest since the race’s inception with close to 1,100 runners set to make their way down the Boardwalk on Saturday morning.

Sponsored by OC Tri-Running, the event is a precursor

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Year could spell return of absent ‘move-up buyers’

By: OCsue on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) Homeownership lends a level of stability and security in having a place to call home.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homeowners have historically remained in their homes an average of six to seven…

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Business Briefs 03/13/2015

By: OCsue on March 13th, 2015

Woulfe joins L&F

Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, welcomes Julie Woulfe to its Ocean City office. Woulfe brings to her new position a background in retirement…

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Corned beef, cabbage and au gratin potatoes

By: OCsue on March 13th, 2015

(March 13, 2015) What constitutes a chef may seem trivial and understood, but exploration is needed for final conclusion.

A cook’s rationale should not only be focused on the taste of food, principles of cooking and molecular gastronomy,…

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Community Briefs 03/13/2015

By: OCsue on March 13th, 2015

NAMI program

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland Lower Shore is sponsoring a Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The free 12-class,…

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Taking Internet too seriously

By: OCsue on March 13th, 2015

03/13/2015

Say what you want – and no doubt someone will online, because that’s the way things are these days – but the Internet age has made idiots of us all.

Hello? Hillary?

Sure, she’s in a spot right now, not because she didn’t use…

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