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A Different View of Ocean City

By: Anne Neely on February 27th, 2015

One can hope that Spring is just around the corner, but the trees are still bare, and a jacket is still needed when venturing outside.  However, there are still reasons to visit OC even when it’s still too cold to swim in the Ocean.  In fact,…

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This week in OC: February 27- March 5, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 27th, 2015

As we get ready to turn the calendar from February to March we rejoice in the fact there are only 86 days until Memorial Day. If you can’t wait that long for your next trip to Ocean City, Md, we have plenty in store this coming week!

Here are …

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Old cardboard stove finds way to Kemp at Brandywine

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Would you believe my old cardboard stove somehow found its way to Brandywine.  The wind must have been blowing the right way when I tossed it out a couple of years ago.

My friend, Mary Longo, and daughter, Belinda, and the grandchildren,…

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On WWII story, more on Stalin

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Editor:

Kudos to Peter A. Wimbrow III for his interesting and timely article regarding the infamous conference held at Yalta on the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula in 1945 between the three great world powers of Russia, Britain, and…

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Repairs to Route 50 Bridge mechanisms begin March 4

By: Brian Gilliland on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The State Highway Administration will begin repairs on the Harry Kelley Bridge on March 4 to replace mechanisms responsible for the July 26 outage that left the bridge stuck in the “up” position for five hours.

 

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Tax clock seems to tick slightly faster after value decline

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

The clock didn’t just start ticking on county government’s revenue problem, but it has speeded up, as officials prepare to patch up the budget by dipping again into the rainy day fund created a few years back when times were flush.…

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Web portal offers tax benefits, info for homeowners

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The National Association of Realtors offers tax tips and insights through their award-winning comprehensive website, HouseLogic.com. Homeowners have various tax advantages that can really help minimize their tax burden…

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Heating problem alleviated, not yet solved at Station 4

By: Zack Hoopes on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Things are heating up at Station 4, and although that’s usually a bad thing in the parlance of firefighters, it’s more than welcome in this case.

Since the cold snap two weeks ago, the Town of Ocean City has become aware that…

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County briefs 2/27/15

By: Brian Gilliland on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following issues during their meeting last week.

Comm. wife passes

Sarah Lockfaw, wife of Commissioner Vice President Merrill Lockfaw, passed away last Thursday after a …

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County facing shortage as reserves empty out

By: Brian Gilliland on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Worcester Treasurer Phil Thompson was not expecting applause after his presentation of the fiscal 2015-2017 county revenue report last Thursday. Good thing, too, because his presentation painted a less-than-rosy picture.…

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John “Jerry” Bosley

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

 

Ocean City

John “Jerry” Bosley, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2015. He was 72 years old.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Arbutus, and was the son of the late Christian and Dorothy Bosley.

He is survived by his loving children, Karen Brode…

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Motsko’s turbine journey hits another stop

By: Zack Hoopes on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Local homeowner Jim Motsko’s proverbial boulder has just rolled back down the hill in his Sisyphean effort to get a small wind turbine in his yard.

After four and a half years of regulatory ups and downs, Motsko’s final conditional…

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Flood code revisions to fix FEMA issues move forward

By: Zack Hoopes on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Ocean City government is ready to codify and overhaul its building policy that will ensure resort building elevations are maintained, but won’t do anything to force property owners to buy flood insurance in the face of much…

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Lobster mac and cheese on menu

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) History is a narrative of events in which the order of succession constitutes the theory of cause and effect. For every action there is a corresponding reaction, the influence of warranted wisdom can be a major efficacy in stirring…

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John “Jerry” Bosley

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Ocean City

John “Jerry” Bosley, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2015. He was 72 years old.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Arbutus, and was the son of the late Christian and Dorothy Bosley.

He is survived by his loving children, Karen…

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Clarence Edward Hall, Jr.

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Bishopville

Clarence Edward Hall, Jr., known to all as “Canky,” departed this life on Feb. 12, 2015.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1945 to the late Clarence Edward, Sr. and Anna Bell Baker Hall in Whaleyville, Md.

He was a hard working…

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OCPD issues ‘14 report on resort police workload

By: Zack Hoopes on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The Ocean City Police Department issued its annual report last week, detailing the department’s activities and results for the 2014 calendar year.

In short, robberies were down, rapes were up and June continues to generate…

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William Michael Watson, Sr.

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Salisbury

William Michael Watson, Sr., “Willie,” age 57, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at his home.

Raised in the Snow Hill area, he was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Marie Watson.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Arlene Jones…

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Corinne Dorothy Potee

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Ocean Pines

Corinne Dorothy Potee, age 84, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Catered Living in Ocean Pines.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Irene Dalton Houtman. She was preceded in death by her husband,…

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City, FOP edge toward arbitration

By: Zack Hoopes on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) For the first time since it’s formation, Ocean City’s police union has declared an impasse in contract negotiations with the city’s administration, meaning that binding arbitration could go into effect after next …

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Decatur to host Huntingtown in regional tourney first round

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 60-45 victory over the Kent Island Buccaneers Monday night in Stevensville.

“I’m glad we got the win,” said Decatur Coach Byron “BJ”…

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It’s all February’s fault

By: Stewart Dobson, Publisher/Editor on February 27th, 2015

By Stewart Dobson

Editor

(Feb. 27, 2015) This February’s deep freeze notwithstanding, the past nine weeks of actual winter haven’t been quite as cold on the Maryland coast as last year’s brutal season. At least, that’s what many…

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Lila Ann Rayne

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Berlin

Lila Ann Rayne, age 77, of Berlin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

She was born in Berlin and was the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Mary Lillian (Meade) Taylor.  She retired from the…

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Clarion Hotel to celebrate 30th anniversary, Sun.

By: Kara Hallissey on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a big party in the Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant on Sunday starting at 6 p.m.

“The 30 years have flown by. I don’t know where they have gone,”

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Gloria Ann Hofman

By: OCsue on February 27th, 2015

02/27/2015

Front Royal, Va.

Gloria Ann Hofman, age 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va.  Born in Spring Lake, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank…

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Eight wrestlers to compete in 4A/3A South Reg. meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team finished in fourth place during the Bayside Conference championship tournament, Monday and Tuesday, in Cambridge.

“I thought they wrestled great. I was happy,” said Decatur Coach …

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Decatur high jumpers accomplish goals

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Four feet 10 inches was their high jump goal during Monday’s 3A indoor track state championship meet and Stephen Decatur sophomores Christina Romano and Bethany Williams accomplished it.

“I did pretty good. I was very …

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Reach the Beach cheer and dance event this wknd

By: Kara Hallissey on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) This weekend, Feb. 27 to March 1, marks the 18th year Epic Brand’s annual Reach the Beach cheerleading and dance national championship for recreation and school participants will take place at the Ocean City convention center

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Lady Mallards fall in ESIAC semifinals to STPP Sabres

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end last Thursday at the hands of its rival, the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference semifinals.

“The girls…

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Decatur captures Bayside crown

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) The last time the Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team played for, and won, a conference championship was in 1977.

Last year’s team came close to competing in the Bayside Conference championship match, but the Lady Seahawks…

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Worcester Board of Ed. OKs budget

By: Kara Hallissey on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Salary increases for teachers and health insurance costs are major items on the more than $102 million budget approved by the Worcester County Board of Education last week.

Since snow covered most of the roads last Tuesday,

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Worcester Prep boys’ team to battle for conference title

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Despite a fourth-quarter run by the Holly Grove Eagles, the Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team held on to win Monday’s Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference semifinal match, 44-39, to advance to the championship…

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Making Byrd’s dream trip a reality

By: Kara Hallissey on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Heather Byrd has been courageously fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia since she was 16 years old.

Now, eight years later, she finds herself at a crossroads. With her health declining, the will to see more of the world and

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Fifteen Decatur swimmers to compete in state mee

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 27th, 2015

(Feb. 27, 2015) Last Saturday’s 3A/2A/1A swimming state championship meet at Eppley Recreation Center on the University of Maryland-College Park campus was postponed due to snow and rescheduled for today, Friday, at 4 p.m. (weather permitting)…

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Out & About: February 27- March 5, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 26th, 2015

FRI. Feb. 27

REACH THE BEACH — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 5 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Rec and Cheer Solo/Small Group Competition. Friday night spectator fees are $7 for adults; $4 for children, ages…

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Appearing Live February 27- March 5, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 26th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay, Ocean City
410-524-7575
Feb. 27: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Feb. 28: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
March 4: Sir Rod, 5 p.m.

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

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After a Long Winter, OC is Ready to be Irish

By: Anthony Towey on February 24th, 2015

After another cold and snowy winter, it’s safe to say Ocean City, Md is sick of being cooped up inside and is ready let loose. Residents at tourists are counting the days until St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2015 when the annual Irish…

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Don’t just drink local beer and wine- brew your own!

By: Anthony Towey on February 20th, 2015

With each passing day, Ocean City and the surrounding area is gaining recognition for the proliferation of its local beer culture and its rapidly emerging brewery scene. With 5 breweries in Ocean City and nearly 20 now within a short drive of…

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This week in OC: February 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 20th, 2015

With record low temperatures and record high snow fall consuming much of our region for the last few weeks, there is no time better than now to start thinking about your next trip to Ocean City, MD. For those of you brave enough to be at the beach …

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Chinese New Year begins Feb. 19

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The year 2015 is starting out with a fury of its own.

Last few seconds of the Super Bowl left fans literally speechless; one was either jumping for joy or turning the channel in total disgust.

Valentine’s Day ended with gusts …

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Insiders weigh in on CFPB changes coming Aug. 1

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) In last week’s article, the changes coming Aug. 1 from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding consolidation of existing disclosure forms were outlined. This week, we will hear from a few industry experts…

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Bonnie Jean Majka

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Ocean City

Bonnie Jean Majka, age 61, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

Born in Richmond Va., she was the daughter of the late Everett W. and Lorraine Murphy Thompson. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald James Majka. …

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Jane Austin Rudisill Coates

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Berlin

Jane Austin Rudisill Coates, 85, died Feb. 12, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after a courageous 30-year struggle with scleroderma.

Born July 1, 1929, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., founded…

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Dr. Kenneth Aldine Palmer

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Ocean Pines

Dr. Kenneth Aldine Palmer, age 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at his home in Ocean Pines.

Born in Boonsboro, Md., he was the son of the late Malcolm Stanley Palmer and Mary Jane Ellen Remsburg Palmer. He was preceded …

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Winter donations appreciated

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Editor,

The Noel Community thanks everyone for the gloves, hats and socks donated at our 13th annual gLOVEs drive over the Valentine’s Day season.

The gifts are appreciated by those who received your donations. The items are …

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Mary Lois Gue Pfeifer

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Berlin

Mary Lois Gue Pfeifer, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at her home.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Kenneth Gue and Julia Clarisse McCartney Gue.

She was preceded in death by her beloved…

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Keep the heat on, help the fire dept.

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

You know it’s cold when even the UPS man is wearing long pants.

For whatever reason, it does seem that a number of drivers in this service area are perfectly happy to wear shorts even when temperatures dip down below 40. But not this…

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One-way trips

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

With so little happening around here this week, courtesy of the weather, I had to find my entertainment elsewhere. Happily, there was plenty:

First up: Washington, D.C. shut down on Tuesday because of the snow. It does make you wonder…

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Program restricts property rights

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Editor,

In response to Feb. 6, 2015 Ocean City Today:  “Commissioners use of Rural Legacy mechanism”

When Commissioners Ted Elder and Chip Bertino voted “no” to continuing what is cleverly named the Rural Legacy Program…

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Applaud all students

By: OCsue on February 20th, 2015

02/20/2015

Editor,

In the last two months, I have had the pleasure to attend the Worcester County Science Fair awards and the Worcester County Tech Fest awards assemblies. First I want to say kudos to the teachers, administrators and entrants…

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Young hockey players come to OC for tourney

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) This weekend approximately 200 ice hockey players, ranging in age from 4-8 years old, will participate in the second annual Mite Beach Bash on the rink at the Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums on 118th Street.

Twenty recreational…

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Decatur wrestlers ready for Bayside Conference meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Stephen Decatur will join the 14 other Bayside schools for the wrestling conference championship meet, today and Saturday, in Cambridge.

The Seahawks have been focusing on keeping their fitness level up as well as working …

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Three Decatur indoor track athletes headed to states

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The 3A indoor track state championship meet was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, but because of snow it was postponed to Monday, Feb. 23.

Sophomores…

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Decatur swim teams finish second at regionals

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The Stephen Decatur swim teams both placed second during the 3A/2A/1A East Regional meet last Saturday at the Arundel Swim Center.

The Lady Seahawks finished just seven points behind Easton. The Warriors scored 339 points,…

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Faithful followers enjoy winter Grace Parker breakfasts

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The first Wednesday of next month, March 4, the First Presbyterian Church will have its final Grace Parker all-you-can-eat breakfast for the winter season from 7 a.m. to noon.

Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes,

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Auction to settle English’s fate

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The former Philadelphia Ave. and 15th Street location of English’s Chicken will have its fate determined today, Feb. 20, at the restaurant’s auction, but what the community of Worcester County wants to know is where can

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Stephen Decatur alum featured on ‘Wicked Tuna’ show

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Travis Brown never really wanted to do anything else, and never made a dime for something that wasn’t fishing related.

He is doing what he loves and is currently featured on National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna”…

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Mathias ‘staying busy’ with legislative session

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) With the initial pomp and circumstance of the early session out of the way for now, lawmakers are getting into the meat of the legislative session.

Sen. Jim Mathias reported this week that he’d spent “all day” in bill hearings…

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Carozza pushing for more veteran-owned businesses

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Delegate Mary Beth Carozza will be the first to say changing what she calls the state’s “stringent” procurement laws isn’t easy, but she’s willing to try in order to foster more veteran-owned businesses into the …

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OC Fiber Fest expands offerings in second year

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Ocean City’s second annual Fiber Fest has expanded its selection and will take place this weekend, Feb. 20-22, at the Grand Hotel and Spa on 21st Street.

The fiber-filled weekend will feature 38 vendors who promote fibers

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Voting opens for state’s favorite food, beverage

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Five local restaurants or restaurateurs made the nomination cut for the annual Restaurant Association of Maryland awards, down from last year’s total of six.

However, this year’s class of nominees has no repeats of last…

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County briefs 2/3/15

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners also discussed the following issues during their Tuesday, Feb. 3 meeting.

 

IT policy formalized

While there have been rules in place within the county regarding information technology,…

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Bertino to host open meeting

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015)  County Commissioner Chip Bertino, who represents Ocean Pines, will hold a town hall-style meeting at the Ocean Pines library tomorrow, Feb. 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

“I don’t expect the meeting to go longer than an hour…

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Commissioners to hear Berlin annexation pitch

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Winter’s first snowstorm on the Eastern Shore forced the Worcester County Commissioners to delay their regular Tuesday meeting until Thursday, Feb. 19, after Ocean City Today’s press time.

Before each meeting, certain…

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Class ring missing for 22 years found in OC

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) It had been 22 years since Scott Urlocker had last seen his class of 1990 ring from Escambia High School in Pensacola, Fla. and he could not believe it was found on Ocean City’s beach after vanishing from his central Massachusetts

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Wastewater giving homeowners headache

By: Brian Gilliland on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) One of the problems with treated wastewater effluent is that it needs to be put somewhere. Finding the right place to do that seems to be the second problem.

The VanVonno family knows that perhaps better than most. When they moved…

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Cold’s a problem, but thaw’s even worse

By: Zack Hoopes on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) By Monday night, most of the Ocean City Fire Department knew exactly how the calls were going to go.

The call would come in from the alarm company. It would report a sprinkler activation – but not because of a fire.

With brutal …

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Task force gets to work following final hearing

By: Zack Hoopes on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Ocean City’s Boardwalk Task Force held its second and final public input session on Wednesday, hearing many of the same complaints and issues as were raised during last week’s hearing.

But this week, task force members …

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Local bodyboarder to compete on World Tour

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Local professional bodyboarder Brian Stoehr was invited to compete in the North American leg of the month-long inaugural Free Surf World Tour along with 19 other top riders.

“It’s such an honor to be asked by some of the best

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Police/Courts 02/20/2015

By: Kara Hallissey on February 20th, 2015

Domestic assault

Dawit Teferi, 27, of Ocean City was arrested on Feb. 2 for second-degree assault after an incident involving his girlfriend.

Police were dispatched to her location, where she was waiting in her car for police to arrive.

The

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Hogan repeal won’t remove stormwater issue

By: Zack Hoopes on February 20th, 2015

(Feb. 20, 2015) Fans of catchy campaign promises everywhere may soon get their closure, as Gov. Larry Hogan embarks on his pledge to eliminate Maryland’s so-called “rain tax.”

But even if Hogan is successful with what will likely be …

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Out & About: February 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 19th, 2015

FRI. Feb. 20

ocean city FIBER FEST — Grand Hotel, 2100 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors who promote fibers (wool, fabric, wood, reed, etc.) gather to educate and promote the natural fiber industry. Along with shopping,…

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Appearing Live: February 20-26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 19th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Feb. 20: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Feb. 21: Rockfish, 9 p.m.
Feb. 25: Old School, 5-8 p.m.

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

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Quiet Storm Surf & Turf opens in Fenwick Island

By: Kara Hallissey on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Quiet Storm clothing retailer Bill Dreibelbis knows his lacrosse, which explains the theme of his new “Quiet Storm Surf & Turf’” in Fenwick Island.

“We’ve been doing the surf for a while and now were adding the…

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This week in OC: February 13-19, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on February 13th, 2015

Welcome to Valentine’s Day weekend in Ocean City! This week you get the chance to buy or win your next boat, the chance to celebrate love for a great cause, and the chance to help your favorite businesses get recognized for their hard work…

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Chicken soup may be good for common cold

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) As it turns out, mama might be right. Chicken soup may be good for the common cold.

According to an article, “The Science of Chicken Soup” by Tara Parker-Pope, a team of medical researchers explored the science behind chicken…

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CFPB changes will consolidate disclosure forms

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Changes are coming Aug. 1, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The changes stemmed from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), and will consolidate some of the existing…

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Rocking the love boat

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

If you love boats, dead presidents and a particular person, this is your weekend. This is the holiday calendar version of a syzygy, which is not a clinical term for something that might occur on Valentine’s Day between two consenting…

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Federal rule threatens workshops for disabled

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Now and then, and despite the frequent assertions of everyone who criticizes government in general as a sport, there does arise a government regulation that is truly stupid.

Such is the case with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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Punish, yes, but also embrace

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Editor,

I takes a village to raise a child, Berlin. The recent acts of vandalism in our beautiful town, while costly and cruel, are rare.

The majority of our youth attend Blue Ribbon schools and grow up to be productive and enthusiastic…

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Paper misses point of commissioner’s vote

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Editor,

On your commentary page of February 6th, you totally missed the point of my vote on the excess spending of taxpayer money to a few landowners.

You stated that from a private property rights point of view I might look at it differently.…

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Humane society enters second year of upswing

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Editor,

I am writing to share my joy about the Worcester County Humane Society. As an employee who has been at the shelter for four years, I have seen such a positive change in the past year, for the animals and the employees.

We now have…

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Seacrets seeking license to distill spirits

By: Josh Davis on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Looking to increase production and lower overhead costs, Seacrets began what will likely be a lengthy legal process to distill spirits onsite in Ocean City.

The first step, clearing the state legislature, began when Sen. Jim…

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WCDC pushing back against federal cut of work program

By: Josh Davis on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Worcester County Developmental Center in Newark is fighting new federal regulations that threaten to compromise the ability of the center, and similar ones statewide, to assist people with disabilities with vocational …

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Kemp boosting computer knowledge at Brandywine

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Wastin’ away in midtown Keenwick a multitude of imaginary schemes filter thru my mind on a daily basis.

Even at my height last year, 5-foot 2 inches, I would never have been able to reach the lobby’s sky high drapes…

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Bonita Lee Wise

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Ocean Pines

Bonita Lee Wise, age 75, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Mt. Wolf, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John W. Souser and Anna Mae Brenner Souser.

She was preceded in death by …

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Fire guts dorm, 4 injured

By: Zack Hoopes on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) An intense fire in downtown Ocean City Tuesday morning left at least 13 people with little more than the clothes on their backs, and aid agencies rushing to accommodate the displaced.

The first call came in at 9:51 a.m. for flames…

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Community Briefs 02/13/2015

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

Top essay

Stephen Decatur High School junior Owen Dennis entered a writing contest posted on Naviance, a web-based college and career planning tool and took home the honor of state winner in the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Irish History…

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Three suspects charged in Jan. 25 Berlin vandal spree

By: Josh Davis on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Berlin Police charged three suspects Wednesday, two juveniles and one adult, in connection with the nighttime vandalism of more than 30 cars and three businesses in the downtown area on Jan. 25.

Ocean City resident Jordan Alexandria…

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Brewing company winning awards

By: Josh Davis on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Opened on July 2, Assawoman Bay Brewing Co. qualifies as one of the youngest craft breweries on the Eastern Shore.

Age often having no bearing on success, the fledgling company quickly established itself in the region, putting…

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Carol Jean Donaway

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Berlin

Carol Jean Donaway, age 70, passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of Eva Lee Cranfield Lynch and the late Irving W. Lynch, Jr. Surviving are her sisters, Sandra…

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William Alexander Fears

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Berlin

William Alexander Fears, age 91, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Genevieve Norris. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Frederick Humphreys Fears, Jr. and his…

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Ethel Palmer Gray

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Snow Hill

Ethel Palmer Gray, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Snow Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in West Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mattie Francis Baker Palmer. She was preceded…

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Decatur wins in OT over Snow Hill

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) On their home court Tuesday night, the Stephen Decatur Seahawks pulled out a 59-57 overtime victory over the Snow Hill Eagles.

“I think the kids played hard and really wanted to win for the fans,” Decatur boys’ basketball…

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William Howard “Skip” Bowers, Jr.

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Ocean Pines

William Howard “Skip” Bowers, Jr., age 79, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William H. Bowers, Sr. and Margaret Alvey Bowers.…

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Decatur girls’ basketball team takes down SH, 61-22

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 13th, 2015

(Fab. 13, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team cruised pasted another Bayside Conference opponent, winning Tuesday night’s game against the Snow Hill Eagles, 61-22.

“Overall we played well. Snow Hill is very physical…

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Kay Joanne Chaney

By: OCsue on February 13th, 2015

02/13/2015

Selbyville

Surrounded by her family, Kay Joanne Chaney died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2015, following a long illness.

“Grandma Kay,” as she was known to many of the children in her life, was the much-beloved wife of Gerald “Jerry”…

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Decatur swim teams end season with wins

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) The Stephen Decatur swim teams wrapped up regular season competition last Thursday with victories over the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres at the Pocomoke YMCA.

The Lady Seahawks won 106-63.

Girls who earned first-place honors…

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Officials weigh over-under of potential Uber arrival

By: Zack Hoopes on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) At least for the time being, Uber will not be flying under the radar of Ocean City’s taxi laws, or so city leaders hope.

The Ocean City Police Commission voiced unanimous desire this week for the resort to hold contract drivers…

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Mitrecic, Romano and Williams to compete at states

By: Lisa Capitelli on February 13th, 2015

(Feb. 13, 2015) Three indoor track athletes will represent Stephen Decatur during the 3A state championships, Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

The Lady Seahawks qualified for states because…

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