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Boys play well in first half, but shots don’t fall for WP

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team had a solid first half, but the Mallards struggled in the second half against the St. Thomas More Ravens on Monday in Berlin.

The Prep squad went ahead 3-0 early in the game, but at the …

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Decatur girls’ team tops Easton and Pocomoke

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team scored back-to-back victories this week over Easton and Pocomoke.

On Monday, the Lady Seahawks took a trip to Easton to battle the Warriors.

Decatur put 17 points on the board in …

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Decatur wrestling team gets 74-6 win over Kent County

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team won Wednesday’s meet over the Kent County Trojans, 74-6.

Kent County only has five wrestlers, causing the team to forfeit nine of the 14 matches to visiting Decatur.

Decatur senior Ben Haines…

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This week in OC: December 19-25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 19th, 2014

As we head into Christmas week, not only are there plenty of great shopping options to help finish off your list, but there is much more to look forward to in Ocean City, Md. Here is a look at this week’s highlights:

- Ocean 98 WOCM is thanking…

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Board of Ed. bids farewell to Shockley and Hulburd

By: Kara Hallissey on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Board of Education said goodbye to Donnie Shockley and Bob Hulburd on Tuesday afternoon. Shockley retired, while Hulburd lost his reelection bid.

They had each served for 12 years, along with Board President Bob Rothermel.

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Police/Courts 12/19/2014

By: Kara Hallissey on December 19th, 2014

Flipped truck

Debra Ryan, 34 of Felton, Del. was charged with numerous offenses after she failed to stop at a red light, struck another car and landed her pickup truck on the roof last Saturday.

Police arrived at Convention Center Drive, where…

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New Year’s Day Penguin Swim benefits hospital

By: Kara Hallissey on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The 21st annual Penguin Swim will take place on New Year’s Day, when hundreds of people will plunge into the ocean off 91st Street and thousands of dollars will be raised for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

“It is a great

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Documentary to highlight Decatur Children’s Theatre

By: Kara Hallissey on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Frostburg State University is producing a documentary about Stephen Decatur’s Children’s Theatre Program focusing on the retiring director and creator of the program, Gwen Lehman.

Lehman has been teaching at Stephen

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Dumser’s scoops 75 years of ice cream in resort

By: Kara Hallissey on December 19th, 2014

(Dec.19, 2014) Dumser’s Dairyland has scooped a lifetime’s worth of ice cream and put out an equal amount of good food for Ocean City residents and visitors during its first 75 years and there’s no indication that it won’t continue

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Fire, explosions wrack casino garage facility

By: Josh Davis on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) A fire at the Casino at Ocean Downs erupted on Monday, sending smoke and flames into the evening sky and the sounds of explosions echoing across the surrounding canals and into nearby neighborhoods.

The first call came in at approximately…

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New buyers to get loans for 3 percent down

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Fannie Mae recently announced an option for qualified first-time homebuyers that will allow for a down payment as low as  3 percent. Building upon Fannie Mae’s successful lower down payment program offered through state…

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Truffles add fragrance to dish

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Extravagance can be a good thing especially when it comes to truffles. The glorious fungi are one of the most expensive foods in the world. Since the days of antiquity, these mushrooms have been prized and sought after for their…

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Community Briefs 12/19/2014

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

Art show

The collaborative works of local literary and visual artists will open 2015 at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Twenty-three local artists will display their painted ‘reflections’ on the O.C. Library Writers’…

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There’s nothing wrong with ‘Happy Holidays’

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

 

Here’s wishing everyone a merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah, those being the two religious holidays either being celebrated now or about to be celebrated next week.

It would have been easier to say simply happy holidays,…

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Save up on good will

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

 

All I want for Christmas is peace on earth and good will towards …  a number of people.

The way I see it, there is plenty of good will being offered by others this time of year, so I’m inclined to let them take care of the general…

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Sue Foster

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Sue Foster, 58, entered the Eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 16, 2014, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, with her family by her side. She had battled cancer for the past year.

Born Susanne Cary…

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Barbara M. Crowther

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

Berlin

Barbara M. Crowther, age 69, of Berlin, formerly of Westminster, Md., passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at home with her family by her side.

Born June 8, 1945 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Gertrude Daniels …

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William Henry Milke Sr.

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

Girdletree

William Henry Milke Sr. of Girdletree, Md., 81, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 1, 2014.

He was born Dec. 8, 1932 in Rosedale, Md.

He was the beloved father of Donna Donaldson, Richard and William H. Milke Jr. and grandfather…

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Mark Allan Smith Sr.

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

Ocean Pines

Mark Allan Smith Sr., age 54, passed away on Dec. 8, 2014.

Born in Baltimore, Mark was the son of the late George N. Smith and Norma Jean Smith. He leaves behind his son, Mark Allan Smith, Jr. of Girdletree; his brothers, …

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Gold Coast Gym under old management

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Tammy China is glad to be back at her gym, not only because she enjoys the challenge and dedication it takes to start, grow and manage a business, but also because of the warm welcome she’s received from returning members.

Tammy…

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Henry Francis Hoeckel, Jr.

By: OCsue on December 19th, 2014

12/19/2014

Ocean Pines

Henry Francis Hoeckel, Jr. age 89, passed away Dec. 13, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Henry Francis Hoeckel, Sr. and Margaret Kimmet Hoeckel. Henry is survived by his wife, Colleen…

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Tempers flare as liquor board hikes retail prices

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) County commissioners past and present crossed swords over a proposed rate increase in retail pricing at the Worcester County Liquor Control Board stores.

“In our situation we need to increase revenue or cut expenses. We’ve…

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Owl’s GPS more than just ornithological curiosity

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The snowy owl “Delaware,” newly outfitted with a Teflon-ribbon backpack containing a GPS transmitter, solar cell and rechargeable battery, has been transmitting location data since she was released Dec. 11 at Assateague…

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Rescue or relinquish: Where to bring animals for adoption

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Outside of Ocean City, stray animals are, according to county code, to serve a quarantine of 10 days at the Worcester County Animal Control center off Timmons Road in Snow Hill. That’s a good 20 miles away from the Worcester …

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NOEL Community presents 17th Christmas Day dinner

By: Taylor Sloan on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The NOEL Community will host its annual Christmas Day dinner at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 25 for those homeless, unemployed, underemployed,…

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State’s attorney, sheriff working on tailored GIS maps

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) If law enforcement or the state’s attorney’s office wants access to a particular map of an area for an investigation or trial, the process can be arduous, even if the data already exists within the county’s geographic …

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Public gets first view of county audit report

By: Brian Gilliland on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) County officials on Tuesday presented the county commissioners with the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal 2014 containing data they’ve seen before but not in report form.

This was the first time the public…

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Ocean 98 Irie Radio hosts party for loyal listeners

By: Taylor Sloan on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) To thank its loyal followers, Ocean 98 Irie Radio, the station based above Seacrets on 49th Street, will host its annual listener appreciation party, Friday, Dec. 19 in the bar/restaurant’s Morley Hall, from 5-10 p.m.

“Last…

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Department of Agriculture proposes phosphorus regs

By: Josh Davis on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Legislators in Worcester County are scrambling after the Department of Agriculture announced proposed regulations on phosphorus that could affect the majority of area farmers.

County and state lawmakers are calling for…

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Worker rescued from wastewater pump shaft

By: Josh Davis on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Rescue crews from multiple agencies staged a difficult rescue in Ocean Pines on Wednesday, pulling county wastewater employee James Bailey from a pump shaft after what was apparently an accidental fall.

At approximately …

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City to actively recruit bus drivers

By: Zack Hoopes on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Do you want to learn to drive a bus? Do you want to get paid to live at the beach? Are you okay with the occasional rowdy person you don’t know but more or less have to tolerate?

If you answered yes to all these questions, the Town of…

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City council video upgrade hitting home theaters soon

By: Zack Hoopes on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) Coming soon: City Council meetings that don’t look like they were filmed on a dirty Betamax tape.

The Ocean City Council voted this week to approve an $898-per-month contract, prospectively beginning next month, with Accela…

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City taps team for upcoming police union negotiation

By: Zack Hoopes on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) If the city’s payroll were the NFL, this week would’ve been draft season – just much less entertaining.

The Town of Ocean City has set its negotiating team for the 2015 union contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, …

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City leaning against pulling road diet trigger

By: Zack Hoopes on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) There’s a big difference between the theoretically possible and the practical and it would seem city officials are leaning toward the latter as they discuss the possible reconfiguration of Coastal Highway.

A week after …

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Commission plans hearings to close code loopholes

By: Zack Hoopes on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) If you haven’t already, this is the last call to take advantage of some ambiguous definitions in the city’s zoning code.

No one? Bueller?

During its Tuesday night meeting, Ocean City’s Planning and Zoning Commission …

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Girls’ indoor track team takes third, boys finish ninth

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ indoor track team earned third-place honors during the 18-school meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill last Wednesday.

Junior Emily Cook won the triple jump with a distance…

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Decatur swim teams take down Queen Anne’s

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 19th, 2014

(Dec. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur swim teams met the Queen Anne’s Lions at Washington College last Friday for competition. It was the Decatur Seahawks who left with victories.

“One thing I was the most impressed with was our team unity,”…

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Out & About: December 19-25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 18th, 2014

FRI. Dec. 19

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 at6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT — Atlantic…

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Appearing Live: December 19- 25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 18th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Dec. 19: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Dec. 20: Go With The Flo, 9 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. &
Baltimore Ave.
Ocean City
410-289-7192
www.captainstableoc.com
Every Friday &…

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Have A Happy New Year in Ocean City!

By: Anne Neely on December 18th, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, what better way to start 2015 than head to Ocean City to celebrate the New Year? There is a diverse array of entertainment and festivities to suit everyone, as well as deals on hotel packages that are hard to resist.

Numerous…

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This week in OC: December 12-16, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 12th, 2014

- This Saturday, December 13, Ocean City’s fastest growing holiday tradition takes over town as SantaCon returns for the 4th year. In this local chapter of a worldwide phenomenon, hundreds of partiers donning the apparel of St. Nick

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Sin war not escalating

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Admittedly, it was just a snippet of the first words of the initial line of a news report, but I have been known to jump to conclusions before without good results.

But when those opening comments mentioned that prostitution services…

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Old, good advice: lock up those gifts

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

It is cliché anymore to remind people not to leave their recently purchased items in the car unattended and in plain view this time of year.

We have come to expect local law enforcement officials to advise us on this matter and, in …

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HUD program members get new benefits

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) In a recent news release, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced enhancements to programs designed to motivate homeowners to continue making their mortgage …

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Sicilian Christmas parfait decadent holiday dessert

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Sicilian Christmas parfait is decadent dessert and is a takeoff on Sicily’s best-known Christmas cookie with figs.

The cookie’s principle filling consists of dried figs and nuts They are adorned with royal icing and…

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Gerald F. Monahan

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Ocean Pines

Gerald F. Monahan passed away Dec. 3, 2014.

A native of the Bronx, N.Y., he was born Sept. 20, 1929. He has lived in Ocean Pines for the past 23 years.

He is a graduate of Fordham Prep and University. He also attended Fordham…

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OC Christmas parade participants thanked

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Editor,

This is a letter of thanks to all those who helped to make the 32nd annual Ocean City Christmas parade such a success.

There are many fine community parades here on the shore. The officials of those parades I’m sure echo my…

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Wilma N. Laderer

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Berlin

Mrs. Wilma N. Laderer passed away on Dec. 3, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Harold, three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private celebration will be held at a later date in Baltimore.

Online…

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Charles V. Wicklein, Sr.

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Ocean City

Charles V. Wicklein, Sr., 92, of Ocean City, passed away on Dec. 2, 2014.

Charles was born on April 26, 1922 in Baltimore. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the South Pacific.

Charles was preceded in death by his…

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Helene Monder Cohen

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Ocean Pines

Helene Monder Cohen, age 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, on Dec. 4, 2014.

Born in Newark, N.J., Helene was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Bessie …

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Join CFES in giving this holiday season

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Editor,

As we approach this giving season, I ask that you join with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in helping to create an even brighter future for others, right here where we live.

As cold weather settles into our area…

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Anne J. Rogers

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Ocean City

Anne J. Rogers, age 85, of Ocean City, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Dec. 3, 2014.

Mrs. Rogers was a long-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary. For more than 20 years she was the resident manager…

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Gary P. Parsons

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Berlin

Gary P. Parsons, age 72, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Dec. 6, 2014.

Gary was the son of the late Preston W. and Irma B. Parsons.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon and his sons Brian and Todd; Brian’s…

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Barbara Ann Charmak

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Barbara Ann Charmak (nee de Luise) died peacefully in Maryland on Dec. 5, 2014 at the age of 75.

Mrs. Charmak is survived by her children; son, Dr. William Charmak of Maryland, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Lawrence Zaslow, and…

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Huberta “Cookie” Taylor

By: OCsue on December 12th, 2014

12/12/2014

Willards

Huberta “Cookie” Taylor, age 73, died Dec. 4, 2014.

Born in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Hubert H. and Ella Noe Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Christianson.

Surviving are…

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Yahoo Travel reports OC in top 10 of vacation searches

By: Brian Gilliland on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Key West, Ocean City, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Virginia Beach and San Francisco, in order, were searched for most often by users of Yahoo Travel.

Ocean City is the only new…

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Moore pitches change to city distance rules in noise ord.

By: Zack Hoopes on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

If the beat drops at Seacrets and the neighbors aren’t home, is it still annoying?

This was the fundamental question posed by Leighton Moore, owner…

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Decatur boys’ swim team wins season opener

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ swim team won its season opener, 97-73, over the Easton Warriors Tuesday at the Pocomoke YMCA.

“It was a good first meet for the boys,” said Coach Damien Sanzotti. “The boys swam well, but we …

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Assateague seeks input on higher fees, claims inflation

By: Brian Gilliland on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Though a scheduled increase is due to arrive in 2017 anyway, the National Park Service is nonetheless pursuing a $5 increase in the fee to enter Assateague Island National Seashore and seeking public input on the plan until Jan.…

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Mitrecic, Romano, Harrington score first-place finishes

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ indoor track team finished fifth out of 20 schools, while the boys’ squad placed sixth during last Friday’s meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

“I thought we did OK…

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Arts center trades sound of hammers for sound of music

By: Zack Hoopes on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Even if you’d been hiding under a rock for the past year and had no idea that major construction was happening inside the convention center, the smell would still tip you off.

With less than a week to go before the first headline…

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Ocean City Police Department, Santa House, Worcester G.O.L.D. and Toys for Tots will be assisting local families in need this holiday season by collecting toys, food, clothing and monetary donations throughout the area.The…

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OC’s bayside under ‘bigger threat’ from sea level rise

By: Brian Gilliland on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Regardless of the cause, climate change and sea level rise have worked their way into government processes protecting, restoring and maintaining city infrastructure.

“Bayside is a challenge for us. Still water flooding…

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Shots don’t fall for Lady Seahawks in loss to Mardela

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The anticipated match-up between the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team and the Mardela Warriors didn’t have the outcome the Lady Seahawks had hoped for on their home court Tuesday night.

The Seahawks were pumped …

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Police/Courts 12/12/2014

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

Threatened police

Bryan Keith Taylor, 48, of Ocean City was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor and then reportedly brandishing a long knife at the Ocean City police officers who came to arrest him.

Police …

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State, OCPD brace for ‘DWHigh’ violations

By: Brian Gilliland on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) With marijuana decriminalization on the books and Gov.-elect Larry Hogan signaling he is ready to declare a state of emergency concerning heroin use, police are relying on trained drug recognition experts to help separate…

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SD’s Meekins to play baseball for Univ.of Maryland

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Stephen Decatur standout shortstop Justin Meekins celebrated his decision to play baseball for the NCAA Division I University of Maryland during a signing at the high school on Nov. 20.Meekins, 18, also played quarterback

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Banners recognizing local ‘heroes’ will return to Bdwk.

By: Zack Hoopes on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Ocean City Elks Lodge will be continuing its highly acclaimed “Hometown Heroes” banner program for a second year this coming spring.

Lodge 2645 Veterans’ Committee Chairman Pat Riordan got clearance from City Council…

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Owl’s return delayed

By: Brian Gilliland on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The pending nor’easter that soaked the shore in the early part of the week washed out plans to return a female snowy owl to Assateague Island after she was rescued in mid-March with a broken wing.

In announcing the pending departure…

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Decatur pitcher, Donahue, to compete for Univ. of Virginia

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Stephen Decatur star pitcher Grant Donahue was beaming during a signing on Nov. 20, where he announced the decision to play baseball for the NCAA Division I University of Virginia. Donahue, 17, will pitch and play third base

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Ocean City icon, ‘Boardwalk Elvis,’ honored at event

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec.12, 2014) An Ocean City legend, “Boardwalk Elvis,” was one of the guests of honor during the 21st Night of 100 Elvises in Hunt Valley, Md. last weekend. Worcester resident Tim Gilbert accompanied the 75-year-old, also known as Norman

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Defense Decatur’s ‘bread and butter’ for ‘14-15 season

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team dominated the Mardela Warriors from the beginning of Tuesday night’s game in Berlin. The Seahawks won in their gym packed with fans, 71-48.

“We’ve preached in practice that…

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Angelic cleaning service lands on Hatchery Road

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) “An Angel’s Touch” cleaning service strives, in the words of owner Amy Donnelly, to provide efficient and trustworthy service as far away as Annapolis and as close as Ocean City.

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Donnelly had an official

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SHA fields options for highway weight watch

By: Zack Hoopes on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Much like the proverbial 10 pounds of sand in a five-pound bucket, there’s only so much road you can fit in so much right-of-way.

For the next several months, there are likely to be a number of opinions on what exactly that combination…

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Geiger hopes boys will learn from game, improve

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team fought back to within one point of the Chincoteague Ponies Monday night in Berlin, but the Mallards were unable to pull ahead and lost the game, 59-48.

“We have to do a better job of …

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Pinch Me Therapy Dough big at AMA

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) Multiple doors have opened for Pinch Me Therapy Dough after the pliant putty was featured in celebrity gift bags at the American Music Awards, Nov. 23.

“Feedback from the American Music Awards has been fantastic as the celebs

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Fourth annual SantaCon takes over OC, Saturday

By: Kara Hallissey on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The fourth annual SantaCon, a Christmas celebration and festive bar crawl in Ocean City will kick off Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Boardwalk in front of the replica shark near the Life-Saving Station Museum and the inlet parking …

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Mallards log 57-8 win over Ponies

By: Lisa Capitelli on December 12th, 2014

(Dec. 12, 2014) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team scored 57 points and held the Chincoteague Ponies to just eight during Monday’s game in Berlin.

“I think they’re playing much better on offense. They started moving the ball…

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Out & About: December 12-18, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 11th, 2014

FRI. Dec. 12

OCEAN CITY MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 7-9:15 a.m.Tickets sold in advance only for $16. Ticket purchase locations: Long and Foster Realty, 118th…

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Appearing Live: December 12-18, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 11th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Dec. 12: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
Dec. 13: Thin Ice, 9 p.m.
Dec. 17: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5-8 p.m.
Dec. 18: Thirsty Thursday w/DJ
Jeremy, 9 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH
116th…

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New regional rockfish regulations carry a sting

By: Zack Hoopes on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) If you were ever fortunate enough to catch two keeper rockfish in the same day, don’t look forward to doing it again.

After several months of shake-ups and contention in the complicated world of fishing regulations, Maryland’s…

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This week in OC: December 5-11, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on December 5th, 2014

We are just over a week away from Ocean City, Md’s most spirited bar crawl, but OC has plenty going on to put you in the holiday mood while waiting to parade through the streets dressed as Santa. Here are the highlights from around town this…

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Next up in hotel spurt: new Hyatt

By: Zack Hoopes on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) You can lead a horse to the lot, but you can’t make him park, unless he wants to.

The city’s planning commission has approved the redevelopment of the Sea Scape Motel properties on 16th Street into a massive Hyatt Place hotel…

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Barter Fair at Zenna Wellness Studio

By: Taylor Sloan on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) Grateful Living Homestead and Zenna Wellness Studio are hosting Berlin’s first Barter Fair on Friday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

“We are helping other people get away from commercialism,” said Monika Lilley, of Grateful Living…

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Berlin’s 7th Annual Reindeer Run

By: Taylor Sloan on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 4, 2014) The town of Berlin will host its seventh annual Reindeer Run on Saturday, Dec. 6. The 5K will start at 9 a.m. and the one-mile run will begin at 10 a.m.

“This event is a very family-friendly, spirited event,” said Lisa Rodriguez-Long,…

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Train might be popular, will cost $

By: Josh Davis on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) Although it was a unanimously popular project with the previous Worcester County Commissioners, the excursion railroad that would run between Berlin and Snow Hill faces some uncertainty with this week’s installation of…

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Berlin boy surpasses goal, collects 758 police patches

By: Josh Davis on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) Hundreds of police officers across the country responded to a local 5-year-old’s calls for help with a class project last month. Now, Mason Hetherington is paying it forward.

Hetherington, a kindergartener at Ocean City …

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AARP thanks supporters

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

Editor,

Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala luncheon held on November 13th at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, surrounded by many of the people who have long been supporters of our chapter.…

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Decatur’s Jordan Klebe to play lacrosse for Kutztown

By: Josh Davis on December 5th, 2014

 

(Dec. 5, 2014) Called “a natural” by her high school coach, 17 year-old lacrosse standout Jordan Klebe announced her intention to play for the Division II Kutztown University Golden Bears during a signing ceremony at Stephen Decatur…

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Business Briefs 12/05/2014

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

 

Chief financial officer 

Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley (ASC&D) recently announced Beth Bell as chief financial officer on the ASC&D Leadership Team.

Bell has 12 years of executive experience in operational accounting.…

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Berlin MSP find uncut cocaine in routine auto stop

By: Josh Davis on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) Two troopers from the Berlin Barrack of the Maryland State Police made a “significant” drug trafficking arrest after pulling over a pair of Connecticut residents for speeding during routine traffic detail on Tuesday, …

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Regs mean nothing

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

It was the unkindest cut of all, to employ a cliché that nevertheless expresses the real nature of the situation, but as I moped about the house grousing and griping about the upcoming change in the rockfish catch limit, the words…

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Herbed garlic oil crowd pleaser

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) Art is subjective and personal preference comes to the forefront. However, awareness of intention must also be respected. The bridge of creative “truth” is based on the ability to perceive realty while integrating an aesthetic…

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Community Briefs 12/05/2014

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

Holiday open house

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. The museum which is located on the Boardwalk at the inlet.

There will be free admission and 10 percent …

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Ocean City’s 32nd annual Christmas parade, Saturday

By: Kara Hallissey on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) The 32nd annual Ocean City Christmas parade will march down Coastal Highway, Saturday, Dec. 6 beginning at 11 a.m.

The holiday parade will start on 100th Street and continue north in the southbound lanes to the Gold Coast Mall

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Buyers, sellers both profit from E-sigs

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

(Dec. 5, 2014) During the 1980’s, the fax machine revolutionized business practices including the way Realtors conducted transactions. Now, electronic contracting is a growing field in real estate practice with programs such as DocuSign,…

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Kenneth Dale Jordan

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

Ocean Pines

Kenneth Dale Jordan, age 67, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul Jordan. He is survived by his mother Mildred Brown Jordan, and …

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Regina E. Vogel

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

Fenwick Island

Regina E. Vogel of Fenwick Island, Del. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.  She was 91 years old.

Mrs. Vogel was born in Baltimore to the late Justus and Elizabeth Holdorf Adams. In addition to her parents, she…

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Janet M. Topper

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

Berlin

Janet M. Topper, of Berlin, formerly of Pasadena, Md. passed away on Nov. 22, 2014 of complications due to cancer.

She was the daughter of the late Steven and Helen Zylka (nee Orzewicz). Janet is survived by her beloved husband,…

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Zoning code is what it is for now

By: OCsue on December 5th, 2014

12/05/2014

Any number of people who read this week’s story on the Hyatt’s presentation to the Ocean City Planning Commission might be wondering why this whole nonconformity arrangement exists in the Ocean City zoning code.

Some of those…

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