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Legal, ethical issues at odds for cat control

By: Zack Hoopes on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) In world that subscribes to Newton’s law of litigation, in which every action produces an equal and opposite lawsuit, the Town of Ocean City is trying to further define its policy toward feral cats in face of pressure from …

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Airport loss doesn’t fly with everyone

By: Zack Hoopes on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Ocean City government is planning to conduct a review of the fee structure at the municipal airport, after a debate during recent budget hearings over exactly how far the city can take the trickle-down economics argument used…

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Cate Meighan – Inside Going Out

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Another week down. Am I the only one that feels completely overwhelmed at just about this same time every year?

If you have kids then they are no doubt totally ruling your schedule with field trips, proms, graduation (be it kindergarten…

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Decatur girls’ lax team edges out QA’s in overtime

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team edged out defending Bayside Conference champions, the Queen Anne’s Lions, 11-10 in overtime last Friday in Centreville.

“It was quite a game. It was a good, hard-fought game…

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Decatur boys’ lax team logs 12-1 win over Queen Anne’s

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) After a scoreless first quarter, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team tallied 12 goals in three quarters to win last Friday’s game against the Queen Anne’s Lions in Berlin, 12-1.

“We couldn’t link passes and …

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Lady Mallards win match-up with ESIAC rival, STPP, 10-9

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) When the Worcester Prep and Saints Peter & Paul girls’ lacrosse teams went head-to-head on March 31 in Easton, the Lady Mallards won 15-3. Their second match-up was much closer.

Last Friday, the Sabres traveled to Berlin…

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Mallards score 20 goals on Dragons

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team scored 20 goals and held the Salisbury School Dragons to just one, during Wednesday’s game in Berlin.

“They played hard, they were focused and they took care of business,” Prep…

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Decatur shuts out Snow Hill, 10-0; falls to Rams, 5-1

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) It wasn’t their best performance, but the Stephen Decatur Seahawks managed to score 10 runs in six innings against the Snow Hill Eagles in Berlin on Tuesday.

“Pretty lackluster effort I thought. Not a whole lot of energy,”…

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This week in OC: April 24-30, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 24th, 2015

- This weekend is the 20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend, bringing a flock of bird-related events to Ocean CityOne of the most popular of these events is the annual Ward World Championship Carving Competition at the Convention Center.…

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Heritage Festival in Berlin this Sat.

By: Josh Davis on April 24th, 2015

Saturday’s Berlin Heritage Festival promises a portal into the past, with displays, artifacts, and live reenactments.

Organizer Pat Diniar said the event began with a group of “history-minded” people who felt the town’s history…

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Cheesy grits soufflé simple recipe to make

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The morning mist is the keeper of the past, the droplets of dew whisper a tale that seeps beneath the roots of time. Magnificent trees bear witness to the glistening leaves of chance. The winding road of truth takes many turns,…

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BJ’s on the Water in Ocean City hosts successful event

By: Josh Davis on April 24th, 2015

Last Sunday’s Relay for Life benefit at BJ’s on the Water in Ocean City raised thousands of dollars for cancer research, but the event also included a series of powerful moments that, more than give faces to a movement, served as a rallying…

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Franklin “Frank” Singletary

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Selbyville

Mr. Franklin Singletary of Selbyville, Del. passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. He was 89 years old.

Frank was born Oct. 3, 1925 to the late David and Sadie Singletary in Middlesex, N.C.

At the age of 17 he volunteered…

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Robert Edward Lassahn

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Ocean Pines

Robert Edward Lassahn, age 68, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at his home.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Ernest Henry Lassahn and Ruth Margaret Hannewald Lassahn.

He is survived by his wife, Sherron Clarke …

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Pauline Elizabeth Willey

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Berlin

Pauline Elizabeth Willey, age 95, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Preston, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Dewey Chambers and Effie Perry Chambers.…

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Margie Elizabeth Mumford

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Selbyville

Margie Elizabeth Mumford, of Selbyville, Del. passed away to be with the Lord on April 13, 2015.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1937 in Bishop, Md. to the late Walter Tunnel and Janie Rayne. She married the love of her life, Otto…

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Charles Stevenson Clark, Jr.

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Newark

Charles Stevenson Clark, Jr. of Newark, Md., age 84, passed away on April 13, 2015 at Shore Health Memorial Hospital in Easton.

Born in Towson, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Stevenson Clark, Sr. and Mary Cross Clark.…

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Vincent Ferrer Ledwith

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Ocean Pines

Vincent Ferrer Ledwith, age 67, passed away on April 18, 2015, at his home accompanied by his children, grandchildren and sons-in-law.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas Ledwith and Audrey Darlington…

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Fay Miller

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Ocean Pines

Fay Miller, 93, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Ocean Pines, Md. on April 18, 2015.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and came to Washington, D.C. as a “Government Girl” to work for the U.S. Coast Guard…

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Richard Lee Sands, III

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Whaleyville

Richard Lee Sands, III, age 71, passed away on April 19, 2015 at his home.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Richard Lee Sands, Jr. and Bernadette Lacey Sands.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, and children,…

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Web resources abound for property info

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) There are many opportunities online to gather information about properties.

Worcester County’s website for property taxes: www.co.worcester.md.us/trs/realproptax.aspx.

When you visit the county’s site, click…

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Business Briefs 04/24/2015

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

ASC&D additions

Atlantic/Smith,Cropper & Deeley welcomes Sommer McAllister. She joins the ASC&D accounting department and will assist with accounts payable.

McAllister graduated from Delmar High School in 2010 with a major…

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No need to justify need for an airport

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

Ocean City’s airport has been at the center of many major arguments over the years, including the current one about whether it should be losing as much money as it appears.

Before that, the debate was not whether it should be expanded…

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Kraft trying to act natural with easy mac and cheese

By: OCsue on April 24th, 2015

04/24/2015

To be, annatto be.

That is the Kraft foods question, as I sit in my little litter-filled office wondering if the microwavable mac and cheese that has been in my “essentials” drawer these past few weeks might become a collector’s…

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Board of License Commissioners briefs 4/24

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Board of License Commissioners approved the following requests for liquor licenses with the listed caveats during their April meeting.

Captain’s Galley 2 transfer

Because the surrounding area has been rezoned since…

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Mathias, Carozza claim victories in 2015 session

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Shore’s representatives in both houses and across the aisle in the Maryland General Assembly have good things to say about the 2015 session, despite some of the acrimony over the budget in the final days.

“I have a degree…

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Army vet opens Sunset Cycles motorcycle shop

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Sunset Cycles owner, Manny Perez, decided to quit his job as a government contractor making six figures, cash in some of his 401K, sell his custom motorcycle and open up his dream shop on Rt. 611 in West Ocean City behind the Decatur

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Waylaid surfer statue not out of question after 20-yr. delay

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The surfing community reacted with surprise when the “Dance of the Dolphins” statue was unveiled at the foot of the Route 90 bridge last week, because they had thought, and possibly donated money to support, an effort to…

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Would Wor. Co. welcome Warblers franchise?

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Site plans, cost arrangements, feasibility studies and, not to be overlooked, a location are still all questions without answers concerning a proposed sports complex in Worcester County.

Hat Trick Consultants, the Texas-based…

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Commissioners’ priorities revealed in strategic plan

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) During the winter Maryland Association of Counties meeting early this year, the Worcester County Commissioners developed a strategic plan for their priorities for this term, outlining what they believed to be the top priorities…

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Deep talks on shallow channel

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The dredges will keep dredging, the beaches will still be replenished and the inlet will continue to fill up with sand that damages boats, the commercial and recreational fishing industries and Ocean City’s reputation …

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County briefs 4/24

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

County health plan

Keeping the existing healthcare plan offered to current employees of the county would cost 11.1 percent more than last year, or $3.4 million according to county HR Director George Bradley.

In light of the situation three…

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With purchases imminent, county keeps EDU system

By: Brian Gilliland on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) After hearing the results of a Municap study during their first meeting in April, and evaluating funding options for EDUs in an effort to spark more development in the Riddle Farm area, the commissioners first sent the matter…

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Spring Restaurant Week in full swing at resort eateries

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The ninth annual Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week is in full swing, with 21 establishments participating in the event designed to draw customers to local businesses as well as provide chefs with the opportunity to show what

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Restaurants, bars compete for ‘Best Bloody Mary’ title

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Local restaurants and bars will be competing for trophies, bragging rights and the title of “Best Bloody Mary” in town Sunday, April 26, at Smitty McGee’s on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del.

Ocean 98 WOCM Irie Radio is

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Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets to benefit humane society

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Ocean City Boardwalk will be filled with dogs and their owners, Saturday, April 25, for the Worcester County Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year, Boardwalkin’ for Pets. 

There is a $25 minimum donation

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Prep tennis squads earn victories

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Worcester Prep tennis teams picked up wins over the Stephen Decatur Seahawks and Salisbury School Dragons over the past week.

Last Friday, the Lady Mallards hosted the Seahawks. Worcester earned victories in all seven…

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Seahawks face stiff competition during meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ outdoor track team finished in second place while the boys’ squad took third during the four-school meet last Wednesday in Stevensville.

“We went against some of our toughest competition…

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SD girls’ tennis tops SH and Wi-Hi

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ tennis teams earned victories over the Snow Hill Eagles and Wi-Hi Indians this week.

On Monday, Decatur took a trip down the road to face Snow Hill. The Lady Seahawks came home with a win in all seven…

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Sweet Adelines International hosts singing competition

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Sweet Adelines International will be hosting its Region 19 Women’s Barbershop Singing competition this weekend with 20 chorus groups and 25 quartets battling for the chance to advance to the international competition

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Carvers from U.S. and around world to showcase work

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) Thousands of carvers, collectors and curious visitors will arrive in Ocean City this weekend for the 45th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival hosted by Salisbury University.

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Police Beat

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

Church burglary

Donovan Smith, 47, of Quantico, Md. was arrested on April 13 for allegedly breaking into a local church and stealing money from their petty cash drawer last summer.

On June 26, officers of the Ocean City police department met

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CRICKET Center to host Walk for Kids, Sunday

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) To bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month and raise funds for its operations, the non-profit CRICKET Center in Berlin will hold its second annual Walk for Kids on the Boardwalk this Sunday, April 26. 

“Part of our

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Board of Education Briefs

By: Kara Hallissey on April 24th, 2015

(April 24, 2015) The Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 21, and these are a few of the topics discussed:

Attendance policy

The Board adopted some changes to their current attendance policy, which primarily focuses

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Out & About: April 24-30, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 23rd, 2015

FRI. April 24

MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL KITE EXPO — Ocean City Boardwalk and beach from Second Street to 6th Street. Info: Jay Knerr, 410-289-7855 or www.kiteloft.com.
sweet adelines competition — Performing Arts Center, Ocean…

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Appearing Live: April 24-30, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 23rd, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
April 24: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
April 25: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
April 29: It’s About Time, 5 p.m.

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

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Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City Police Commission, Seasonal Officers, Staffing, Ocean City Budget

By: Zack Hoopes on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Whether you chalk it up to federal policy, or the Town of Ocean City’s reaction to federal policy, the bottom line is that the city’s fire department is having a hard time filling its ranks.

Similar to the Ocean City Police…

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Summer cop hiring getting problematic

By: Zack Hoopes on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Don’t be surprised if you see fewer fresh-faced young cops on the Boardwalk this summer, or if they look a little more seasoned than seasonal police used to be.

Although not immediate, changes could be in the works for the Ocean…

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Fried tortellini skewers with marinara sauce for dipping

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Every Italian town seems to possess a little piece of history that shapes its identity and distinguishes it from its neighbor.

Emilia-Romagna far surpasses the ranks of “ordinary” and is home to many of Italy’s most …

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Commission oversees real estate agents

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) In Maryland, licensed real estate agents answer to the Maryland Real Estate Commission, a part of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s (DLLR) division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The Commission…

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Horace Nelson Prange

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Ocean Pines

Horace Nelson Prange, age 72, of Ocean Pines, Md., formerly of Elkton, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, Del. following a courageous, seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s…

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Sarah Elizabeth Gray

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Ocean Pines

Sarah Elizabeth Gray, “Betty,” age 85, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George P. Wagner and Mary Catherine Purcell.…

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Franklin “Frank” Lee Davis

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Berlin

Franklin “Frank” Lee Davis, age 89, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his home in Berlin. Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Thomas Harvey Davis Sr. and Lula Burbage Davis.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda…

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Charles Wayne Brosch, Sr.

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Berlin

Charles Wayne Brosch, Sr., age 68, passed away on April 5, 2015 at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.

Born in Wilmington, Del. he was the son of the late Wilhelm and Edith Robinson Brosch.

He is survived by his beloved…

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John Michael Brent

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Berlin

John Michael Brent, 53, of Berlin, Md. passed peacefully on March 28, 2015 in his home after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

John was an amazing husband, son and brother that touched many lives through his years of life.…

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Bernard T. Herzberg, Sr.

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Ocean City

Bernard T. Herzberg, Sr., age 80, of Ocean City and formerly of Essex, Md. died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury.

He was born in Essex and was the son of the late Elmer and Patricia (Hartman)…

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Mary Ann Nickol

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Selbyville

Mary Ann Nickol, age 69, of Selbyville, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

She was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Oliver and Anna (DePaul) Thompson.

She is survived…

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Thanks for Italian festival success

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Editor,

The fifth annual St. Joseph’s Day Italian Festival on March 21, sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons of Italy and St. Luke’s/St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, was another big success.

We had over 1,000 attendees…

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Community thanked for dinner support

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Editor,

The Rimel Family and Camp Possibilities would like to thank the community for the tremendous support of Spaghetti for Possibilities.

The meal was a huge success, but could not have been without the support of many. We would…

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AGH lauded for speed and compassion

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

Editor,

On Friday, March 27, I entered the hospital at 1:15 a.m. with a non-life threatening issue and was greeted at the reception area with great respect and courtesy. Within two minutes I was registered and told to wait for assistance…

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Let’s talk honestly about police need

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

A controversial police-involved incident takes place a thousand miles from here, and as disturbing as it might be to people in this area, they inevitably will express their opinions on the matter and move on.

This happened so far…

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County robotics group takes regional honors for 2nd year

By: Josh Davis on April 17th, 2015

For the second consecutive year, the Worcester County youth robotics team Titanium Wrecks took home honors at the Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in College Park, Md.

The T-Wrecks took home a Rookie Inspiration Award during…

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Sports’ tough guys

By: OCsue on April 17th, 2015

04/17/2015

So, Tiger Woods hits a root as he swings his club in the Masters and pops a wrist bone from one location to another location. He then, proceeds, he tells the press, to pop the errant bone back where it belongs.

Does this qualify him as …

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Donated funds to improve local teen’s sight

By: Josh Davis on April 17th, 2015

Last week into the early part of this week, a community rallied around a local 15-year-old boy, donating more than $16,500 as of Wednesday morning to a gofundme page designed to raise funds for breakthrough new technology that would allow Caleb…

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OC Hair & Nail Studio has new look and location

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) OC Hair & Nail Studio is celebrating more than three decades in business with a new location in the Gold Coast Mall and an upscale look complete with European style doors, black ceilings and a chandelier.

“We are very lucky

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Lady Seahawks net 9 second-half goals to win 13-3

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) After leading by just two goals at halftime Wednesday, the Stephen Decatur Seahawks settled down and played “their game” in the second half, outscoring the Kent County girls’ lacrosse team 9-1 to win 13-3.

Sophomore…

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Worcester Prep tennis teams get wins over Decatur

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) The Worcester Prep and Stephen Decatur tennis teams battled in Berlin on Monday. The Worcester Prep Mallards, a private school in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference, won both competitions 6-1 over Decatur,…

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Teslas to take over OC Boardwalk, Saturday

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Teslas will be featured for the first time in Ocean City this weekend.

“It’s a fun event to have Tesla owners get together and share experiences, in addition to engaging with the public about electric vehicles and Tesla

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SD baseball team successful against Bayside opponents

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) The Stephen Decatur baseball team has taken down each Bayside Conference opponent it has faced in 2015.

The Seahawks improved to 8-0 on Monday after their 16-3 five-inning victory over the Mardela Warriors in Mardela Springs.…

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Worcester Prep boys’ lax trounces SS, 16-1

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) All of the players on the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team contributed in their 16-1 victory over the Salisbury School Dragons, Monday.

“We started off a little flat, but then we picked it up. It was a good team effort,”…

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Decatur boys’ lax team logs 12-6 win over KC

By: Lisa Capitelli on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Despite not capitalizing on some scoring opportunities, the Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team still netted 12 shots to win 12-6 over the Kent County Trojans in Worton on Wednesday.

“For the most part, we played well,”…

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Race for the Cure in Ocean City

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (Tentative)

7 a.m. Race Village opens in the inlet parking lot

7:40 a.m. Survivor’s Parade of Pink

8 a.m. Survivor photo

8:15 a.m. Aerobic warm-up

9 a.m. 5K timed and recreational runs start

9:15 a.m. 5K walk and 1-mile

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Sunset Grille’s Buddy Trala Restaurateur of the Year

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Sunset Grille owner Buddy Trala took home one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, the Restaurateur of the Year award, during the organization’s annual Stars of the Industry…

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Additional tryout for baseball team, April 19

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) After only drawing about “half a team’s worth” of prospective players to the first tryout last month, according to Coach Otis Elzey, the American Legion has scheduled an additional session on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.…

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Mitrecic, Cowger lock horns over DLC again

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) When the Liquor Control Board’s budget request session ended and Commissioner President M. Jim Bunting called, as he had every time in the previous six hours, for questions from the board, he and everyone else present looked…

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County steps aside for Feds in Weatherholtz prosecution

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) The first criminal proceeding in the case against David Weatherholtz, the owner of the West Ocean City theater OC Jamboree, was held on Monday in Circuit Court, where prosecutors dropped one case and delayed the other two until…

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County Budget Briefs 04/17/2015

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners heard the following arguments and listened to budget presentations during a work session held on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s office budget

Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason increased …

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Ninth annual OC Spring Restaurant Week begins Sun.

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

Participating Restaurants

32 Palm, 32nd Street, inside the Hilton Suites

BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street

The Blue Ox Bar & Grill, 127th Street

Bourbon Street on the Beach, 116th Street

Captain’s Galley II, Harbor Road, West Ocean City

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Bill faces pushback in Annapolis

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) State Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) said Wednesday that there are other avenues to success with his effort to create a statewide after-Labor Day school start date.

Mathias expressed his frustration over the pushback in Annapolis…

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Dead Freddies to reimagine Lizard’s downtown franchise

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Dead Freddies and De Lazy Lizard owner Steve Carullo outlined some of his plans to reimagine the First Street bar and nightclub into a more family-friendly destination to the Board of License Commissioners on Wednesday.

Carullo…

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Advertised county tax hike jumps to 15.7 cents for ‘16

By: Brian Gilliland on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Last week as the County Commissioners decided to put off the amount they were considering raising taxes to meet an expected $22 million shortfall, the magic numbers were 6.7 cents per $100 and 14.4 cents per $100 of assessed …

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Cancer benefit at BJ’s on the Water, Sunday

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) BJ’s on the Water’s annual Relay for Life cancer benefit will take place Sunday with music, food and drinks.

“Everyone come out and celebrate life,” BJ’s owner Madlyn Carder said. “We all know someone who has cancer

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SDMS science teacher dies in boat accident

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) Stephen Decatur Middle School lost a beloved seventh grade science teacher this week when a boating trip to Westmoreland State Park in Montross, Va., took a tragic turn for Douglas Romano.

“It is heartbreaking when we lose

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Trimper family’s ‘strange inheritance’ on TV

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

(April 17, 2015) In case you missed it, Trimper’s Rides, an Ocean City Boardwalk mainstay, debuted on the Fox Business Network’s “Strange Inheritance” this past week.

“I enjoyed watching and am glad they did the show,” said the

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Police/Courts 04/17/2015

By: Kara Hallissey on April 17th, 2015

Gun displayed

Officers from the Berlin Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office were instrumental in arresting Robert Bassett, 29, of Berlin after there were reports of a subject walking around with a handgun at 10 p.m.

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

By: Anthony Towey on April 16th, 2015

Grab your binoculars, guide books, and checklists- Delmarva Birding Weekend returns for the 20th year, April 23-26, to celebrate the spring migration of thousands of birds. Delmarva Birding Weekend is organized by Worcester County Tourism

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Out & About: April 17-23, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 16th, 2015

FRI. April 17

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

BOOK OF THE MONTH…

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Appearing Live: April 17-23, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 16th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
April 17: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
April 18: Overtime, 9 p.m.
April 19: Teenage Rust & the Fabulous Rustettes, 2 p.m.
April 22: Thin Ice, 5 p.m.

BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH…

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Microbrew Monday: April 13, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on April 13th, 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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cate meighan: inside going out

By: Brian Gilliland on April 10th, 2015

I think one of the hardest things that you can ask a writer to do is to either write a bio or an introduction of some kind about themselves.

Like right at this very moment I could easily tell you details about how the Yankees are losing in their season…

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Rug crafters converge in OC

By: Kara Hallissey on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) Maryland Shores Rug Hooking School returns to the Dunes Manor Hotel on 28th Street and Baltimore Ave. this Sunday for a weeklong series of classes, April 12-17.

More than 90 rug crafters, from beginners to experts, will take

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Dean second OC Ultimate Frisbee player to go pro

By: Brian Gilliland on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) The complexity of the game’s strategy, the quick switch from offense to defense after a turnover and the vigilance required to keep tabs on every player of the field are what drew Bryant Dean, 30, to high-level Ultimate Frisbee.…

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Tax hike level still unknown

By: Brian Gilliland on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) With a gulf of $22 million between revenues and requested expenditures, and a law requiring the publication of a “good faith estimate” of the tax rate in advance of the May 5 budget hearing, the Worcester County Commissioners…

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Home care nursing service moves into West Ocean City

By: Josh Davis on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) Nurse Professionals Home Care LLC celebrated its move to West Ocean City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month.

The company opened in February 2000 in Kent Island, then moved to Ocean City four years ago. It was relocated…

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Aquaculture lease opponents lose appeal

By: Brian Gilliland on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) It may yet be a while before oyster cages begin appearing off the coast of South Point, but the path has again been cleared for Don Marsh to begin operations, pending a permit approval by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Maryland…

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Atlantic Physical Therapy opens new location in WOC

By: Josh Davis on April 10th, 2015

(March 26, 2015) In March of last year, Atlantic Physical Therapy added a sixth location in Selbyville. Last month, APT went one further, adding a seventh location in West Ocean City.

Angela Russell is the lead specialist at the new branch on…

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County hears ideas on Riddle Farm EDU issue

By: Brian Gilliland on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) If there is one place in Worcester County business leaders and elected officials want to see growth, it’s at Riddle Farm along the Route 50 corridor at the Berlin WalMart.

If there’s one reason that growth has been seen nearly…

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Annual Taste of Finer Things set for April 15

By: Kara Hallissey on April 10th, 2015

(April 10, 2015) A combination of food from 17 local restaurants and fine wine pairings will be featured Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the annual Taste of Finer Things event to benefit Coastal Hospice at Harrison’s Harbor Watch

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City needs better A/V for meetings

By: OCsue on April 10th, 2015

04/10/2015

Editor,

What good are audio/visual provisions if they’re not effective? The Town of Ocean City records their council meetings, including the current budgetary work sessions, both visually and audibly. However, both …

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Police force too large for OC

By: OCsue on April 10th, 2015

04/10/2015

Editor,

Cocoa Beach Fla. has a population about 12,000 while Ocean City, Md. has a population of 8,000. Cocoa Beach has 36 full-time police officers while Ocean City has 98 full-time officers.

Cocoa Beach has many major events and…

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