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City will assist, not fund anyone with FEMA issues

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Despite being lobbied heavily this week by those feeling both edges of the sword, the city continued to stay relatively neutral in the ongoing issues surrounding the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain re-mapping.…

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Police beat 4-25-14

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

Assault

A 27-year-old Ocean City man was charged April 14 with second-degree assault and resisting arrest after an altercation at 70th Street and Coastal Highway.

An Ocean City police officer saw five men outside a taxi pushing and shoving…

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Two events welcome us to spring

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

 

There’s something wonderful about May 1 this time of year for Ocean City and environs.

For 24 years next Thursday, Springfest returns to the resort with four days of food, live entertainment, crafts and other vendors under…

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Sarah Elizabeth Everding

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Mt. Airy/Berlin

Sarah Elizabeth Everding, age 89, died on Monday April 14, 2014 at Lorien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Airy.

Born in Westfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Severn Murray Tingle and Mina Bell…

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Board of License Commissioners Briefs 04/25/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) The Board of License Commissioners discussed the following topics and took the following actions during their Wednesday, April 16, meeting.

Lazy Lizard

The board approved the request of attorney Hugh Cropper IV, …

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Sobering news given music festival set for Bike Week

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) Plans for a major music festival during Bike Week near Berlin and Ocean Pines were dampened, but not destroyed April 16 when the Board of License Commissioners denied the request of a former Ocean City police officer …

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Shepherd’s Crook plans to open new OC facility May 1

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) When the Shepherd’s Crook opens its door to offer food and fellowship to the needy, it will be at a new location.

The food pantry of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is moving from the county-owned white building…

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OP board has new contracts with gen. mgr., Casper Golf

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) In addition to a pay increase, General Manager Bob Thompson could get a bonus if Ocean Pines amenities do well.

Thompson’s current salary of $150,000 per year increases to $165,000 per year for three years and he has the potential…

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SS Vape owners look at new business as healthy option

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Ocean City’s newest vape shop, which sells e-cigarettes and all the accompanying supplies, opened on 18th Street last Monday.

Passersby might easily miss SS Vape, which is tucked between Pizza Tugo’s and OC’s Restaurant…

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Business Briefs 04/25/2014

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

Teammates welcomed

Mark and Lora Fritschle and Ed Wehnert of the Mark Fritschle Group–Condominium Realty recently welcomed the following real estate professionals who joined their sales team: Mitchell David, Jim Terrill, Joel Feldman,…

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Understanding our business by the numbers

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) The National Association of Realtors provides economic, demographic, education, tenure, agency relationship and compensation information for REALTORS in its comprehensive member profile report. Here are some of the…

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Md. International Kite Expo kicks off today in resort

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Ocean City’s sky will fill with color this weekend as thousands return for the 20th annual Maryland International Kite Expo, a free event on the beach from Second to Sixth streets.

Events kick off today and continue through…

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Kemps enjoy family trip to Washington, D.C.

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) When it comes to tripping off to the Washington, D.C. with the family to check out a “peep show,” it’s a far cry from the days of yore.

There’s a whole different entity involved. The entire family, from tots, teenagers,…

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Sports Briefs 04/25/2014

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

Dodgeball

Adult Recreation Dodgeball will be offered for the first time this spring at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. Those ages 14 and older are invited to play Tuesday evenings through June 24, from 7-9 p.m. Players …

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Moved by drug addiction special report

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Editor,

I want to commend your staff for publishing the heart-wrenching article about the toll that drug addiction takes on users and their families. It would be great to learn about ways in which the community can help. If you…

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Sweet potatoes, yams vary in look, nutrition content

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Sensing change can be unsettling for those who feast on certainty. Enlightenment comes in many flavors, but does one have the perception to distinguish the clues of fate? When ambiguity is emulsified with the present, I retreat…

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Community Briefs 04/25/2014

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

Fashion Show

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, located at 11242 Racetrack Road in Berlin, will be hosting its annual Fashion Show, “Our Favorite Things–Spring Soiree,” on Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and includes…

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Property tax increase?

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Editor,

I want to alert you to a posting in the Ocean City Today dated April 18, 2014 found on page 14. It states that the Town of Ocean City gives notice of a proposed real property tax increase. A public hearing on the proposal will be…

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Index responsibility?

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Editor,

Who is responsible for updating the index books that contain liens and other important information concerning citizens of Worcester County?

I am one of the heirs of some property that is in the process of being sold in Berlin.…

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Fishing around for good choice

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

 

Fifty years ago this month, the promoters of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows said the exposition would offer us a glimpse into the future and they were right.

I say that because I didn’t go.

When my …

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Robert Prusetti Caradonna

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Pittsville

Robert Prusetti Caradonna, age 80, died on April 12, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Caradonna. Surviving are his children; David J. Caradonna of Pittsville;…

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Ada Lee “Midge” and Lester Albert Wright

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Berlin

Ada Lee “Midge” and Lester Albert Wright passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Midge was born in Hurlock, Md. to the late Dewey and Delma Fisher on Nov. 12, 1923. She is survived by her sister, Mary Fisher Smith of Berlin,…

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Lena Bradford Butler

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Newark, Md.

Lena Bradford Butler, age 87, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Ironshire, near Berlin, she was the daughter of the late John Frederick Hastings and Viola Bassett Hastings.…

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Allen L. Givens

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Georgetown

Mr. Allen L. Givens of Georgetown, formerly of Selbyville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Atlantic Shores Nursing and Rehab Center. He was 61 years old.

Mr. Givens was born in Georgetown, Del. on March 20, 1953…

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Jane Kearns Wagner

By: OCsue on April 25th, 2014

04/25/2014

Ocean Pines

Jane Kearns Wagner, 78, died peacefully on April 20, 2014 from cancer at her home in Ocean Pines surrounded by her family.

Jane was the beloved wife of Charles A. Wagner Sr.; the loving mother of Charles A. Wagner, Jr. (Bo)…

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Decatur tops Snow Hill Tues.; second match-up Saturday

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) The Stephen Decatur baseball team scored nine runs and held its Worcester County foe, the Snow Hill Eagles, to two during Tuesday’s match-up.

The visiting Seahawks tallied three runs in the first inning and tacked on one …

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World’s best carvers gather in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Carvers, collectors and visitors will gather by the thousands this weekend as the world’s best woodcarvers flock to Ocean City for the 44th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival.…

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Worcester County Arts Council offers program

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Each Wednesday at 4:15 p.m., children ages 5-12 flock to the Worcester County Arts Council building across the street from the Berlin Coffee House on Jefferson Street.

For an hour, they focus on a project under the guidance …

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Decatur softball team scores 7-3 win over Snow Hill

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Despite competing without two starters, the Stephen Decatur softball team pulled out a 7-3 victory over the Snow Hill Eagles, Tuesday.

“We played hard and well. I am so proud of each and every girl on the team,” said Decatur…

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Lady Seahawks win April 16 meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) The Stephen Decatur girls’ outdoor track team earned top honors during the April 16 seven-school meet at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin.

The Lady Seahawks tallied 236 points. Snow Hill finished in second place with 83 points …

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City approves land swap, property purchase

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Despite public skepticism over whether or not the city was getting a fair shake in the deal, city council passed the final reading of two ordinances this week that will facilitate the land exchange for the new Ocean City Beach…

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Annual Board Walkin’ for Pets Saturday in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Hundreds of pet owners and their four-legged friends will meet on the Ocean City Boardwalk Saturday for the 15th annual Board Walkin’ for Pets, an event to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society.

Registration for the…

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Area restaurants, bars vie for ‘Best Bloody Mary’ title

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Ocean City’s best bar and restaurant mixologists will compete for the title of “Best Bloody Mary” in town this Sunday, April 27, at Fager’s Island on 60th Street.

The eighth annual contest sponsored by local Ocean …

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Springfest celebration kicks off Thurs. in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Springfest returns to Ocean City next week with four days of food, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors packed under big-top tents at the inlet at the southern end of the city’s famous Boardwalk.

The festival traditionally…

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Bus service may see change

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Local residents and employees who depend on public transit may be receiving a one-two punch this summer, as the city’s planned hike of in-town bus fares will be accompanied by a change in Greyhound service.

Although the nation’s…

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City’s IT described as being in ‘tread water’ situation

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) With final budget discussions slated for this coming Tuesday, and the first reading of a passage ordinance scheduled for May 5, the Town of Ocean City is still roughly three weeks out from finalizing its 2014-2015 fiscal plan.…

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Bikes to the Beach Spring Rally in full swing

By: Clara Vaughn on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Ocean City’s Bikes to the Beach Spring Rally is in full gear, with a poker run, bike rodeo, custom bike contest and much more taking place throughout the area today through Sunday, April 27.

As they have for the past three years,…

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Time to Shine in St. Louis

By: PhilJ on April 24th, 2014

 

 

By Phil Jacobs

Editor

 

I had the wonderful experience of meeting with team members of the Worcester Beach Bots Robotics team, which by now should be in St. Louis, Mo. for the staging of the April 23-26 FIRST (For Inspiration…

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Get your grub on: Restaurant Week returns to OC May 4-18

By: Josh Barker on April 24th, 2014

Dining options in Ocean City, Md have come a long way over the last 15 years.  No longer are hungry visitors constricted to eating crabs, pizza, and bar food- although there is an abundance of amazing places offering each- but rather can choose…

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Out & About: April 25- May 1, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on April 24th, 2014

FRI. April 25

MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL KITE EXPO — Ocean City beach from Second to Sixth streets. Great spectator and participant event. Info: Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855 or www.kiteloft.com.

SWEET ADELINES COMPETITION — Ocean City…

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Appearing Live: April 25- May 1, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on April 24th, 2014

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
April 25: Chris Button, 7-10 p.m.
April 26: John Pheasant, 7-10 p.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
April 25: Mood …

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Fly High at the 2014 OC Air Show

By: Josh Barker on April 23rd, 2014

Each year, just before the calendar switches to summer, something special happens high above Ocean City, Md that captures the eyes and imaginations of those on the beach and boardwalk down below.  The OC Air Show has become one of the most anticipated,…

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Thrifty Thursday is Back with More Money-Saving Specials

By: Anthony Towey on April 23rd, 2014

The fast-growing phenomenon known as Thrifty Thursday is back with more wonderful ways to help you save you money on your upcoming trip to Ocean City, Md! This week, we have great deals on rooms, amazing food specials, and even the chance for …

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Bar and Liquor Coming Soon to Anthony’s Beer, Wine & Deli

By: Anthony Towey on April 22nd, 2014

The family owned and operated Anthony’s Beer, Wine & Deli has been dishing out cold beer, fine wine, and high-quality deli sandwiches to locals and visitors in Ocean City, Md for over 35 years. Located on the corner of Coastal Highway …

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This week in OC: April 18-24, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on April 18th, 2014

Another April week has come and gone, meaning we are that much closer to the start of the summer season! This weekend, however, is all about spending quality time with family for the holiday- and we believe there is no better place to do so than …

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Brewery sent back to council for addition

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The series of hurdles facing the Ocean City Brewing Company continues to lengthen, as the business will have to go back to city council to gain approval for an eight-by-ten-foot chiller housing.

Although the addition is below…

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Eatery wants customers to smile

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) JoAnn Mileski’s motto is, “You’re supposed to come to Ocean City with a smile on your face,” and she and her husband Jack stand testament to that.

The duo opened their Jack’s Lobster Rolls on Second Street April 1 and…

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County makes yet another school year modification

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) With 10 school days lost to snow this winter, Worcester County Public Schools have had to make a series of changes to the 2013-2014 school calendar.

In what it hopes is the last of those adjustments, the county Board of Education…

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Lamb popular Easter holiday dish

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Tradition is a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by a particular group for a long time. The custom of eating lamb on Easter has its roots in early Passover observances.

According to the biblical …

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Bill reinstates 50 2013 expired real estate provisions

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The National Association of Realtors issued a brief recently regarding the United States Senate Finance Committee agreement to a bipartisan bill to reinstate close to 50 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013. As stated…

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From high school to heroin

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) By his own admission, self-proclaimed drug addict Connor “Wes” Bresnahan is fuzzy on the details of what transpired as he plunged ever downward into a world of needles, theft, dealing and, ultimately, jail time.

Convicted…

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Pines man charged with OC hotel thefts

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) A 23-year-old Ocean Pines man was arrested last Friday after allegedly stealing from an Ocean City hotel less than a month after he was hired as a maintenance man there.

Cody Wayne Avery was hired March 27 to work at the mid-town…

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PUBLIC EYE 04/18/2014

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

 

We will donate newsletter

If, as the Ocean City mayor and council this week declared, no one reads anything in print anymore, why is it they get so upset when we write something they don’t like?

All I can think of is that someone from this…

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Man jailed for rape of pre-teen

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) A 22-year-old Pocomoke man was sentenced April 3 to 10 years in prison, with all but one year suspended for the rape of a pre-teen girl who became pregnant.

David Dewayne Dickerson, 22, of Pocomoke City, was charged with second-degree…

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Association thanks community for support

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Editor,

The Ocean City Downtown Association would like to thank all those who made our annual James Sapia Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 6th such a success.

We must first thank all those who turned out to be with us, and Shenanigan’s…

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Employment opportunities available at resort Job Fair

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Whether they’re seeking a full-time job or a part-time summer gig, resort residents and visitors will find a host of options at Ocean City’s annual job fair tomorrow, April 19.

The 29th annual fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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County potholes to be fixed with share of $10 million in funding

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday welcomed the county’s portion of a one-time $10 million state grant to fix potholes and make other road repairs necessitated by this year’s extreme winter weather.

“We…

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Treating addiction as disease

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

In this week’s Ocean City Today, we urge you to read the article entitled “High school to heroin,” and written by Stewart Dobson and Clara Vaughn. It is a story about one family’s gut-wrenching struggle with a son’s heroin…

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Variety of Easter activities planned

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) From Easter egg hunts to sunrise services, Ocean City and the surrounding area will celebrate Easter with activities for the whole family this weekend.

Here are a few of the events taking place:

OCEAN CITY:

• Everyone is invited…

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Business Briefs 04/18/2014

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

Olds attends conference

Ernest W. Olds, AIA, vice president of Becker Morgan Group, recently attended the Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization Fire Station Symposium in Charlotte, N.C.

F.I.E.R.O. is a non-profit group with the…

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School Board discusses PARCC field testing

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In addition to approving a new version of the school calendar (see standalone story), the Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following during its April 15 meeting:

 

PARCC Field Testing:

With the full …

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Poor economy has impact on area recycling efforts

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Recycling revenue dropped dramatically for Worcester County in fiscal year 2013, rebounded this fiscal year and is expected to drop just slightly in the coming fiscal year. During the same time period, the amount of recyclables…

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Decatur baseball team ‘in a groove’

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Stephen Decatur baseball team shut out the visiting North Caroline Bulldogs, 10-0, in five innings last Friday.

“Right from the get-go we were able to come out full throttle on [North Caroline],” said Decatur Assistant…

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Charles J. Elsner, Jr.

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Ocean Pines

Charles J. Elsner, Jr., of Ocean Pines passed away on April 2, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.  He was 88 years old.

He was born on June 15, 1925 to the late Charles James and Alice Catherine Elsner in Baltimore.…

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Third graders go from students to teachers

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) This school year, third-grade teacher at Showell Elmentary School Juliana Bobik has taken her students into Kristen Pike’s kindergarten classroom to lead lessons and share social skills.

The monthly meetings have not…

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Business Briefs 04/18/2014

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

Olds attends conference

Ernest W. Olds, AIA, vice president of Becker Morgan Group, recently attended the Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization Fire Station Symposium in Charlotte, N.C.

F.I.E.R.O. is a non-profit group with the…

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Surfers discover man’s body on Assateague area beach

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

 

(April 18, 2104) Two surfers found the body of a man on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore on Tuesday afternoon.

The surfers, from Baltimore, made the discovery at about 2:30 p.m. in the national park just north of the state…

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Calverton scores first goal of game, but WP earns win

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Calverton Cougars scored the first goal last Friday in Berlin, but the Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team turned up the intensity and prevailed, winning the game, 12-6.

“Calverton got the first goal on us. It’s …

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County rookie robotics team goes into fundraising frenzy

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) After earning top honors at two regional competitions, Worcester County’s rookie robotics team is in a fundraising frenzy for an international contest next week.

Team Titanium-Wrecks, comprised of 19 high school students…

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From high school to heroin

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

By Publisher Stewart Dobson

(April 18, 2014) Heroin and prescription drug addiction is no longer the distant affair it used to be, when murky people fed their habits on the dim outskirts of society. That, at least, is how once it seemed in middle-class…

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School Board discusses PARCC field testing

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In addition to approving a new version of the school calendar (see standalone story), the Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following during its April 15 meeting:

 

PARCC Field Testing:

With the full …

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Retiring to Ocean City good move

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Are you ready for a little bit of deja vu? Whin at a throw back to the days of yore.

Students and local citizens out there walking for a good cause and the University of Maryland women’s basketball team making it all the way…

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Dispose of hazardous waste in county, Sat.

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Worcester County residents may dispose of their unwanted electronics and household hazardous waste, including batteries, at the West Ocean City Park and Ride tomorrow, Saturday, but are advised to not put 9-volt batteries…

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Kerry Smith

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Ocean City

Kerry Smith, 50, died on March 31, 2014 from a massive heart attack.

Born in Chevy Chase, Md., he was the beloved son of Mary Therese Steinhoff who preceded him in death when he was a youngster. His grandparents, Mary Helene…

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Mallards go toe-to-toe with Dragons, but come up short

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Despite his team falling to the Middleburg Academy Dragons of Virginia, 14-9, last Friday in Berlin, Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse Coach Kevin Gates had only positive comments about the experience.

“Yes, it was a tough…

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Police briefs 04/18/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

Libertytown Road assault

A woman went to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office on April 14 after being assaulted on Libertytown Road. Because of her injuries, she was taken to Atlantic General Hospital by ambulance.

Someone witnessed …

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Decatur boys’ lax team crushes KC and J.M. Bennett

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Although it wasn’t their best performance, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team still managed to pull out an 18-4 victory over the Kent County Trojans last Friday at Seahawk Stadium in Berlin.

The Seahawks netted seven…

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Dorothy Touhey

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Ocean Pines

Dorothy Touhey, age 100, passed away peacefully on Friday March 28, 2014 at her home in Ocean Pines with her loving daughters at her side.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William H. Zundt and Margaret…

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County Briefs 04/18/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following topics and took the following actions during their Tuesday, April 15, meeting.

Abuse prevention cited

The commissioners presented a proclamation declaring …

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Ginger Allen Hadder

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Showell

Ginger Allen Hadder, age 59, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2014 after a long valiant fight with cancer, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Salisbury, raised in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Robert…

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Craig Edwin Stearns

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Berlin

Craig Edwin Stearns, age 61, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of Rachel Pusey Stearns and the late Darrell Stearns. He is survived by his beloved wife of…

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Worcester Prep tennis teams get wins over Decatur

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester Prep and Stephen Decatur tennis teams went head-to-head twice in less than a week and it was the Mallards who came out on top in both match-ups.

The squads first meeting of the season was last Friday. The girls play…

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Carroll Vernon Cline

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Ocean Pines

Carroll Vernon Cline “Vernon,” age 83, died on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at his home in Ocean Pines.

Born in Newport, Tenn., he was the son of the late Clay H. Cline and Sue Kate Holler Cline. He is survived by his companion…

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Fred Thomas Bishop

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

Libertytown

Fred Thomas Bishop, age 95, died Monday April 7, 2014 at his home.

Born in Libertytown, he was the son of the late George Lee Bishop and Jeannie Elizabeth Bishop. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucy Ruth Bishop…

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Weed possession decriminalized by state legislature

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

 

(April 18, 2014) When Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law Monday, Maryland became the 18th state in the country to decriminalize marijuana.

That removes the threat of jail for people possessing fewer than 10 grams of marijuana.…

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Measure removes interior limits on medical office business

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners passed a bill Tuesday removing the limit on the number of businesses that may be in a medical office building in the neighborhood commercial district.

The current county code permits up …

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Charles A. Sitskorn Jr.

By: OCsue on April 18th, 2014

04/18/2014

On March 25, 2014 at the age of 47, Charles A. Sitskorn Jr. known to his family and friends as “Tony” entered life eternal. He was the beloved son of Charles A. Sitskorn Sr. and Nancy Sitskorn (nee Brittingham), loving brother …

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City will now be able to air sessions via FM frequencies

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In somewhat of a reverse progression, residents and visitors will soon be able to keep up with City Hall not just via TV and the internet, but over the good old-fashioned airwaves as well.

Bob Dimaio, Electronic Services Manager…

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OCDC code revision calls for trash, stormwater planning

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Ocean City Development Corporation’s latest proposed revision of the city’s downtown design code, currently making its way through the Planning and Zoning Commission, would call for centralized plans for storm…

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City will charge for Play it Safe bus passes in ‘15

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Although it will not affect the program for the coming season, City Council voted unanimously at a budget hearing last week to begin charging $5 for week-long bus passes during the 2015 Play it Safe program.

Play it Safe, which…

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Council moves to cut BP PIO’s pay

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) City leaders’ apparent acrimony toward the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s public relations function reached some level of compromise last week, as the council voted to cut the allocation for the position from $8,800 to an …

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City, NASA partnership with eye on Wallops considered

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) A pitch by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to partner with the Town of Ocean City for rocket launch-based tourism met a warm reception from the city’s Tourism Commission this week.

“This would be a joint effort to promote…

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Now it’s time to wait for 30 days

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Town of Ocean City has started the formal 30-day public input period for its proposed bus fare hike, which would see the elimination of the $1-per-boarding option and force all riders to purchase a $3 all-day pass.

As required…

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Market study to be done on OC streets–utilizing iPads

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Critical data gathering for the city’s upcoming strategic tourism plan will be done with a modernized version of the old-fashioned “feet on the street” method.

City officials this week pitched the idea of doing an in-person…

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Skate park saga ending

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Roughly a year after its fate was first called into question, the issue of cutbacks at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park seems on the verge of being put to rest.

“We’ll recommend to the council that it stays the way it is,” Councilman…

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City now back in budgetary black with parking boosts

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Following the problematic shortfall in the transportation fund earlier this month, the city is back in the budgetary black this week with an $85,000 surplus due to additional expense cuts and parking revenue boosts.

Although…

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Out & About:April 18-24, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on April 17th, 2014

FRI. April 18

EASTER ART & CRAFT FAIR AND KIDS’ FUN FAIR — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art & Craft Show will feature exhibitors displaying unique handcrafted items including wearable…

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Appearing Live: April 18-24, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on April 17th, 2014

19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL
9636 Stephen Decatur Highway
West Ocean City
410-213-9204
April 18-19: Paul Brion, 7-10 p.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
April 18: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
April 19: Funk-O-Licious, 9…

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Join the Flock, Migrate to the Beach for Delmarva Birding Weekend

By: Anthony Towey on April 16th, 2014

Grab your binoculars, guide books, and checklists- Delmarva Birding Weekend returns for the 19th year, April 24-27, to celebrate the spring migration of thousands of birds. Delmarva Birding Weekend is organized by Worcester County Tourism

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Ocean City’s Restaurant Evolution

By: Hardcore Foodie on April 15th, 2014

Ocean City’s skyline and ocean front have changed dramatically since I started coming here as a teenager in the 70’s.  Old structures have come down and condos have gone up.  Gaps on the bayside and oceanfront have almost all been filled…

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