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This week in OC: October 31- November 6, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 31st, 2014

- If you don’t already know by now, celebrating Halloween at Seacrets gives you the chance to win a free trip to Jamaica, but Jamaica USA isn’t the only Ocean City establishment getting in the holiday spirit. Taylor Sloan of OC Today…

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Music For Meso

By: Taylor Sloan on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Bob and Sheila Brittingham will host Bishopville Record Hop 2014 Music For Meso, a fundraiser for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at the Bishopville Fire House.

“This fundraiser is …

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Catastrophic anomaly

By: Josh Davis on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Just six seconds after launch, an Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket commissioned by NASA exploded over the Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. Tuesday night.

 

The rocket, the third U.S. commercial resupply mission

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Why was this election so nasty?

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

By Stewart Dobson

The current Ocean City municipal election seems to be more urgent to the city’s political leaders than others of recent years, with the reasons for that known only to them.

We can speculate all we want, but consider this:

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Carozza looking to bring career back home

By: Josh Davis on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) After spending decades in Washington, D.C. and Annapolis working alongside congressmen, governors and a certain Secretary of State, Republican Mary Beth Carozza is focusing her energy on the newly created District 38C House…

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Otto looking for consensus with Western Shore

By: Brian Gilliland on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014)  Charles Otto has had a long morning, doesn’t mince words and doesn’t slow down for anyone.

Seated in the hotel lobby where he’d just been speaking with a Republican women’s meeting, the short man with pale eyes, thick…

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Davis wants to bring teacher’s touch to office

By: Josh Davis on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Former schoolteacher Judy Davis has spent the last year painting herself as the grassroots candidate for the House of Delegates from the newly created District 38C seat.

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She coasted through the Democratic…

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BIT’s Prom Night court introduced

By: Kara Hallissey on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Members of the Believe in Tomorrow organization, court nominees, friends and family gathered at the West Ocean City Hooters last Saturday night to celebrate their fundraiser kickoff party. About 50 people attended the event,

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Olsons ‘dedicated’ to OC police department

By: Kara Hallissey on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Wanda and Donald Olson are quite the duo—even being dubbed “the Olson twins” by the Ocean City Police Department.

They have been married 68 years, raised five daughters and together volunteered 5,000 hours over an 11-year

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Comments on Ufholz’s disqualification

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Editor,

Being a non-resident property owner in Ocean City, I would not ordinarily be inclined to comment on local politics. However, the circumstances surrounding the Ocean City Council’s decision to disqualify Philip

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Medic service to West-O focus for Maykrantz

By: Brian Gilliland on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31 2014) Michael Maykrantz declined an in-person interview and requested a list of e-mailed questions he could respond to. His answers are listed below, with only minor edits for spelling and clarity.

Why are you running?

I’m running…

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Early voting shows increased turnout

By: Josh Davis on October 31st, 2014

WORCESTER COUNTY– Following an abysmal primary turnout, early signs point toward an increase in participation during the general election.

When early voting opened at 10 a.m. at the Gull Creek Senior Center in Berlin on Thursday, Oct. …

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Approx. 500 fans attend first Elvis Fest in Ocean City

By: Kara Hallissey on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The inaugural Elvis Fest drew nearly 500 people, over a three-day period, to the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City last weekend. The winner was Doug Church from Mishawaka, Ind., but he has already qualified to

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Donald’s Duck closing its doors after 38 years

By: Kara Hallissey on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Donald’s Duck Shoppe will be closing its doors by the end of November after being a staple in Ocean City for 38 years.

The multifaceted store in the Gold Coast Mall is famous for its art, collectables, decoys, ducks, cheeses

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American Legion Collects Items for U.S. Troops

By: Taylor Sloan on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 in Ocean City began collecting items to send to troops overseas, Oct. 10, and the group will continue gathering supplies until Dec. 6.

Items that have been donated so far include white T-shirts,…

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Lena Mae Upperman

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Berlin

Mrs. Lena Mae Upperman, 88, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 in Salisbury. Born Jan. 3, 1926 in State College, Pa., she is the daughter of the late Mary A. Hanley and William R. Kerstetter.

She is survived by her …

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Church running to keep county ahead of state

By: Brian Gilliland on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) James “Bud” Church was amenable to an in-person interview. Without prior knowledge, or opportunity to edit his responses, he was asked the same questions as his opponent.

Why are you running?

I’m running because I really…

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Terry Lange Heemann

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Ocean City

Terry Lange Heemann, age 74, died peacefully at his home on Oct. 21, 2014.

Born July 24, 1940 in Baltimore to the late Paul and Loretta Heemann, he graduated high school from Baltimore City College and attended University…

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Without national races, WorCo ballot filled with lots of locals

By: Brian Gilliland on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Despite not carrying the excitement of a presidential election, there are nonetheless a multitude of important decisions to be made by Worcester County voters with several incumbents retiring, choosing not to run or looking…

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Annie G. Hoppes

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Wimauma, Fla.

Annie Gsvind Hoppes, age 90, passed away on Oct. 20, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Wimauma, Fla.

Born youngest of seven children in Logan, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Gsvind and Martha Szelaggi…

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Resort’s Life-Saving Station Museum presents 5K event

By: Kara Hallissey on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Celebrate and support history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum’s inaugural Storm Warriors 5K run and walk on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The race will start at the museum and continue down the Boardwalk to the Holiday Inn

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Kenneth Earle “Mac” McDonald

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Ocean Pines

Kenneth Earle “Mac” McDonald, age 86, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Maine, he was the son of the late Edwin and Nellie Wood McDonald. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth…

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Dorothea S. “Dori” Crump

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

Fenwick Island

Dorothea S. “Dori” Crump, age 75, of Fenwick Island, Del. and formerly of Paoli, Pa. died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

She was born in Winsted, Conn. and was the daughter …

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Wounded Warriors Gala

By: Taylor Sloan on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The American Legion Post #166 in Ocean City will host its annual Wounded Warriors Gala on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 and includes one beverage, hors d’oeuvres and dinner with music. All proceeds will go to Post…

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Purnell running to bring management style to state

By: Brian Gilliland on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) As mayor of Crisfield during Superstorm Sandy, Percy Purnell has seen some things.

He’s not overly tall, not overly slim with prominent front teeth, watery eyes and a wave of hair that might catch a person up in its tide, but …

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Slow-roasted pork belly over apple puree

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Move over bacon lovers, a new era has emerged. If one is infatuated with the succulent, rich flavor of America’s favorite breakfast; you might want to check out pork belly.

Bacon cannot compare to the fresh hunk of properly …

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Halloween Around Town

By: Taylor Sloan on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Ocean City and surrounding towns are once again bursting with specials, entertainment and costume contests during Halloween celebrations Friday and Saturday. Here are some of the events taking place.

Friday Oct. 31:

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It’s almost over, the local election that is

By: Zack Hoopes on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Ocean City voters will go to the polls Tuesday to say hello to at least three new faces on the City Council – and to say goodbye to Ocean City’s antiquated mechanical voting machines.

Polls for the city election will open at …

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Air show gets free upgrade

By: Zack Hoopes on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The Ocean City Air Show will have no reason to fly away any time soon, following a deal with the city approved this week.

The City Council voted to extend the event’s memorandum of understanding through 2018, including a continued…

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Business Briefs 10/31/2014

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

 

Rimel passes exam

Frick Accountants Limited announces that Corey Rimel has passed the Internal Revenue Service Special Enrollment Examination and has been enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Rimel has been

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SHA: Clarion light, Balt. Ave. crossings in 2015 pipeline

By: Zack Hoopes on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) As most every business person knows, there’s a big difference between what you want, and what you can get – and when you’re dealing with the Maryland State Highway Administration, the gulf between the two becomes even …

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Community Briefs 10/31/14

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

Birckett accepted

Alexandra Birckett, daughter of Tina and Darrell Birckett, was recently accepted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University.

Birckett is a sophomore majoring in elementary education…

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City secures boat ramp land after third-party sale

By: Zack Hoopes on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The book is finally closing on the effort to build a public boat ramp at 64th Street – but the project still has enough unresolved political intrigue to sink a library.

The Town of Ocean City confirmed this week that it has acquired…

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Realtors await FAA guidelines on biz drones

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) It may look like a foreign object, but it’s not a UFO, it’s a UAV—an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle—more commonly referred to as a drone. And, many Realtors are waiting for approval on their commercial use from the Federal Aviation…

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Council endorsements: Hartman, James, Rudolf, DeLuca

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

10/31/2014

After several years of local government beset by political acrimony and councilmanic clique warfare, we believe it truly is time for a change.

Some fresh eyes examining city government’s situation and its relationship with

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SD cross country teams finish third at Bayside meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Stephen Decatur’s cross country teams finished in third place during the Bayside Conference championship meet last Wednesday in Cambridge.

“I thought we did OK. I really thought that we had a chance to come in the top two,…

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Mathias, Carozza would represent northern county well

By: OCsue on October 31st, 2014

Over the last several weeks, we have interviewed many of the candidates for local and state office and from those conversations, we have selected those who we think will best serve our communities and northern Worcester County.

In the General

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Jehle enjoys first season as coach

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Ending its season on a high note, the Worcester Prep volleyball team earned a three-game victory over the Chincoteague Ponies on Oct. 22 in Berlin.

“They played awesome. It was one of their best games,” Prep Coach Kristin…

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WP boys’ soccer team falls to SC in ESIAC finals

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 3014) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team fell to the Salisbury Christian Jaguars, 3-1, in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship game last Friday.

The Jaguars led 2-0 at halftime in Salisbury. Prep …

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Decatur field hockey team ends season playing well

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The Stephen Decatur field hockey team’s season came to an end last Friday in the second round of Section II of the 2A South Regional tournament.

All eight of the teams in the 2A South bracket were awarded first-round byes.

Decatur…

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Decatur football team can’t hold off JMB, lose 55-41

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) After a back-and-forth battle, the James M. Bennett Clippers came from behind to win 55-41 over the Stephen Decatur Seahawks last Saturday in Salisbury.

“We were up 14-0 with six minutes left in the first quarter. We were rolling,”…

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Coach Hartnett says season ‘was a great journey’

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Scoreless after 99 minutes of play, the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference girls’ soccer championship on Monday nearly came down to penalty kicks. But the Sts. Peter & Paul Sabres netted a shot with 48 seconds…

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Worcester field hockey team wins third ESIAC title

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) When the Worcester Prep and Sts. Peter & Paul field hockey teams went head-to-head during the regular season, the Lady Mallards were victorious 1-0 and 3-1.

The two squads met for the third time this season in Berlin on Monday…

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Lady Seahawks shut out Eagles in regional game

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) The top-seeded Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team took shot after shot during Tuesday’s 3A South Section I semifinals against the No. 5 Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel, and it was only a matter of time before the Lady Seahawks…

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Prep golf team has successful year

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) Worcester Prep golf Coach Scot Dailey was “extremely proud” of his players during the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship match last Thursday at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville.

“The weather…

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Decatur golfers earn third consecutive Bayside crown

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 31st, 2014

(Oct. 31, 2014) After going undefeated, 10-0, during the regular season and capturing its third consecutive District VIII title, the Stephen Decatur golf team took home the Bayside Conference championship trophy last week.

The Seahawks,…

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Out & About: October 31- November 6, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 30th, 2014

FRI. Oct. 31

HALLOWEEN BASKET AND GIFT CARD BINGO — Bishopville Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road, Bishopville. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Ten basket and 10 gift card games. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.…

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Appearing Live: October 31- November 6, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 30th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
Oct. 31: Dual Halloween Party w/Teenage Rust & the Fabulous Rustettes, 5-8 p.m. and Go With The Flo, 9 p.m.
Nov. 1: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m.
Nov. 5: Old School, 5-8 p.m.…

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Microbrew Monday: October 27, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 27th, 2014

Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 10 breweries within a 45 minute drive, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City is quickly asserting itself as one of the premier microbrewery destinations on the…

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2014 Wetsuit Buyers Guide

By: Brian Stoehr on October 27th, 2014

I just grabbed some new wetsuits and I have to tell you, the new materials are really amazing.  Every year they seem to get better and better.  If you are in the market, here is a little tool to help out!

http://www.surfline.com/gear/2014/wetsuit-buyers-guide/

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Eleven candidates participate in forum

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

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

 

Md. Senate District 38 candidates Sen. Jim Mathias

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Mathias, McDermott on phosphorus issue

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

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

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

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

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

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

Families…

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

By: Josh Davis on October 24th, 2014

 

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

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

The…

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

By: Anne Neely on October 24th, 2014

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

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This week in OC: October 24-30, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on October 24th, 2014

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

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Annual Drive in Disguise Boardwalk Parade, Saturday

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

Presented by the Ocean City Downtown Association,

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You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

Everyone put on their Blue Suede Shoes and join the Jailhouse Rockin’ mayhem this weekend, when, for the first time in Ocean City, the Elvis Festival will take place.

The three-day event at The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st …

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Decatur to face Northeast in reg. first round

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

Decatur…

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Please bear with us, it’s almost over

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

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

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

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SD golfers to compete at states

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Ben Bradlee caused me to land here

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

By Stewart Dobson

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

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

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Police Briefs

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

 Indecent exposure

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

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

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Business Briefs 10/24/2014

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

Kotra-Loos joins Wor-Wic

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

Before coming to Wor-Wic, she…

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Jehle: It’s finally all starting to come together

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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Decatur-Wicomico game ‘dogfight’ until 4th quarter

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Worcester schools see new weapons, smoking policies

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

 

New weapons policy

For the first time, the schools have an official

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

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

Editor,

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

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

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Communicating, ‘playing our game’ key for Seahawks

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Ropewalk coming to OC; early spring opening planned

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

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Purnell banquet memorable event

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014 

Editor,

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

We are grateful

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Millison spruces up Ocean City utility box with painting

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Decatur and Worcester battle for Ryder Cup

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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

Monday’s outing took place at …

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Public should check candidates’ voting records

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

Editor,

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

It appears said politicians think …

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William “Bill” O. Aldrich

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

10/24/2014

OCEAN PINES

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

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

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Sports Briefs 10/24/2014

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

Dodgeball

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

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

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Pumpkin ravioli drizzled with sage butter

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

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

Uncontrollable nerves permeated…

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FDIC releases final version of QRM rule

By: OCsue on October 24th, 2014

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

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

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

The celebration at Hooters in West Ocean City launches at …

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Fall Home and Condo Show ‘one-stop shop’

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Music For Meso to Benefit Mesothelioma Foundation

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

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

“This fundraiser …

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Pastoral woodland in Newark fed by Berlin wastewater

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Former SD coach reflects on 2014 squad’s success

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

Bunting…

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Fall Restaurant Week ends Sunday

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Halloween fun at Seaside 10 run

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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Pink Ribbon Classic Mah Jongg tournament, Oct. 30

By: Kara Hallissey on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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

By: Taylor Sloan on October 24th, 2014

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

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

Families…

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

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

Golfers can come to the course on Country Club Drive…

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Halloween events for families and four-legged friends

By: Clara Vaughn on October 24th, 2014

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

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

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‘BEST BIRTHDAY EVER’ for Petito

By: Lisa Capitelli on October 24th, 2014

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

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Decision delayed on rules for solar farms in county

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

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

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Commissioners take action in South Point area

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

EDIT: A previous version of this story misidentified Louise Gulyas as a “nay” vote. 

(Oct. 24, 2014) Despite warnings from County Attorney Sonny Bloxom and Director of Development Review and Permitting Ed Tudor, the Worcester…

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WorCo in brief 10/24/2014

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

Park repairs

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

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

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

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

Until this year. Granted the number …

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Hospitals prepped for every scenario–not just Ebola

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

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

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Virgil Shockley sees future of Worcester in broadband

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

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

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

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Re-vamped Md. Obamacare exchange starts

By: Zack Hoopes on October 24th, 2014

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

In either instance, keep your fingers crossed.

Maryland’s Health Exchange system

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Elder challenges Shockley on platform of cutting waste

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

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

A tall, lean man of quiet conviction…

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Self-insurance working for city

By: Zack Hoopes on October 24th, 2014

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

“With…

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

By: Brian Gilliland on October 24th, 2014

By Brian Gilliland

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

At Tuesday’s meeting before the Worcester County Commissioners…

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