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Microbrew Monday: January 26, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 26th, 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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This week in OC: January 23-29, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 23rd, 2015

Good news, there’s only 122 days until Memorial Day! Massive amounts of snow may be on the way, but if you’re considering a beach trip this coming week, Ocean City, Md still has plenty to keep you entertained- and warm!

Here’s…

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Hearty Italian string beans perfect for winter season

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The beeping of the alarm clock is an indication of a new day. I apologize if my kitties and I do not jump at the proverbial echo; but the morning darkness discourages parting from our toasty place of sweet dreams. All I ask for is just…

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Borrowers will see .5 percent premium reduction in 2015

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Scheduled to take effect Jan. 26, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers pay by half of a percent.

FHA released figures that this action is projected to save more than two million…

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James Eugene Bergold, Sr.

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Ocean Pines

James Eugene Bergold, Sr., age 78, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.

Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late William and Ruby Williams Bergold. He is survived by his beloved wife …

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Josephine Theresa Klimczak Krehely

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Berlin

Josephine Theresa Klimczak Krehely died in her sleep Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at the Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury, Md.

Born March 6, 1922, in Plymouth, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Sebastian Klimczak, a coal …

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Evelyn Celeste Parsons

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Ocean City

Evelyn Celeste Parsons, age 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Leslie Pennewell and Lillie May Miller.

She is survived…

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Frances E. Spann

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Ocean Pines

Frances Elise Spann, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born in McSherrystown, Pa., she was the youngest of eight children. After graduating from high school, …

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Jerrilynn Brooks

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Greenbackville Va.

Jerrilynn Brooks, age 49, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.

Born in Corning, NY she was the daughter of Beverly Hill Bruster and the late Gerald F. Bruster.

She is survived by her husband, Barry Brooks, and…

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Dr. Rush uses ‘higher calling to help others’ as motivation

By: Josh Davis on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) A chiropractor at Healing Hands in Berlin by day, Dr. Tracy Rush said she has a “higher calling to help others” that has motivated her into international mission work.

Rush first became involved in missions after a patient…

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Community Briefs 01/23/2015

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

Book donation  

Craig Birckhead-Morton, a seventh grader at Snow Hill Middle School, recently donated more than 100 books to Berlin-based Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc.

The books were provided to help the WYFCS book…

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Worcester County recreation fees to jump $5 on July 1

By: Brian Gilliland on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Most, but not all, recreation fees for county government-sponsored programs will see a modest increase as of July 1.

One exception is summer camps, because they begin earlier than the start of the next fiscal year and so their…

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Faulty Mystic Harbour wells repeatedly flood family land

By: Brian Gilliland on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) When K. Timothy VanVonno bought property he intended to build his dream house on in 2005, he knew Worcester County had an easement for the operation and maintenance of injection wells. He didn’t know how often those wells would…

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Clerk gets jail time for theft

By: Brian Gilliland on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Katherine Fowler, an accounting clerk with Worcester County entrusted with collecting real estate taxes, was sentenced last Friday to four years with the Department of Corrections and two years of probation for stealing …

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Stamp’s appointment good for Ocean City

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Good for Clay Stamp, Ocean City’s former “Master of Disaster,” who was recently named by Gov. Larry Hogan to head the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

As executive director, Stamp’s job will be to oversee the state’s…

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Air has escaped from everywhere

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

The similarity between the president’s State of the Union Address, the opposition’s response and the New England Patriots’ victory two weeks ago over the Indianapolis Colts is that they all were working with inflated egos…

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Stamp will head MEMA

By: Brian Gilliland on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Hurricane Gloria in 1985 is where it all really started for Clay Stamp, the former emergency services director of Ocean City who late last week was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to run the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.…

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Toys for Tots another success

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Editor,

The First State Detachment Marine Corps League, Ocean View, Del. thanks all the individuals, families, merchants and media outlets for the continued support of our Toys For Tots program.

The 2014 Toys for Tots drive was…

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Thanks for donations

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Editor,

I would like to thank personally all of the angels who contributed so generously to Coastal Hospice’s annual Angel Appeal fundraiser. Our wonderful supporters contributed more than $82,000 to help fund the charity …

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Supports resort smoking ban

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

01/23/2015

Editor,

I enjoyed reading about the mayor and City Council recently discussing the issue of banning/restricting smoking access to our Boardwalk and beaches again.

The comment from Council Secretary Mary Knight I think said it…

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Business Briefs 01/23/2015

By: OCsue on January 23rd, 2015

Helmuth joins office

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty welcomes Bill Helmuth to its 75th Street office.

Helmuth has been an associate broker Realtor since 1978 and licensed in Maryland and Delaware. He was born and raised on …

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Smoking on Boardwalk snuffed

By: Zack Hoopes on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Same great Boardwalk taste, now with less tar.

The Ocean City Council took the final – some would say inevitable – step this week of voting on a final smoking restriction plan that will prohibit smoking at any location on the…

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Replacement gas main work likely to take until 2017

By: Zack Hoopes on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) In the end, a few winters of inconvenience probably won’t be too big a price for not having flammable gas leaking under Coastal Highway.

Ongoing replacement of underground gas lines, which has caused intermittent lane closures…

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Bayside meet moved to Jan. 28

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Bayside Conference championship meet  was originally scheduled to take place Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

It was postponed as the northern schools were unable to attend …

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As Demoflush washes away, formula could be unclogged

By: Zack Hoopes on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Much like the substances it’s based on, Demoflush, the city’s estimate of population via wastewater flow, is likely on its way out, at least in its current form.

After discussion at last week’s Tourism Commission meeting,…

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Decatur swim teams earn wins over Pocomoke, KC

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Stephen Decatur swim teams won last Thursday’s tri-meet with the Kent County Trojans and the Pocomoke Warriors at the Pocomoke YMCA.

The Lady Seahawks topped the Trojans, 65-34, and the Warriors, 79-5.

“For the most…

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Atlantic United Methodist’s lunch ‘Thursday must’

By: Kara Hallissey on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Make Atlantic United Methodist Church’s soup and sandwich fundraiser a “Thursday must” this winter.

The first fundraiser lunch of the new year on Jan. 15, vegetable beef, ham and bean and navy bean soup were served along

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Johnson ‘excited about young talent we have’

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team logged its first win of 2015 Tuesday night in Mardela Springs, when the Seahawks outscored the Mardela Warriors, 71-59.

“It was a much needed win for our young team,” said Decatur…

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Scheiber receives recognition for volunteer work

By: Kara Hallissey on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) A senior at Stephen Decatur High School was honored at the end of last month for her volunteer work throughout the community in Worcester County.

Emily Scheiber has been volunteering since she was 12 years old and has completed

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Lady Seahawks score big victory over Warriors

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Stephen Decatur Lady Seahawks were looking forward to Tuesday’s rematch with the Mardela girls’ basketball team after falling to the Warriors, 72-63, on Dec. 9 in Berlin.

The Seahawks were pumped up for that early-December…

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Police/Courts 1/23

By: Kara Hallissey on January 23rd, 2015

False statements

Mario Andres Celis, 32, of East Rockaway, N.Y. was arrested on Jan. 13 for driving a vehicle without a license and failing to properly identify himself to police.

An Ocean City police officer’s radar detector clocked Celis

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Petito to play lacrosse for Mount St. Mary’s

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) In less than two months, Stephen Decatur senior Jillian Petito will step on the lacrosse field to begin her final season competing for the Berlin high school.

“I’m really excited about that. I think we’re going to do really…

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Worcester Prep boys’ team tops Gunston Day

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start last Friday in Berlin against the Gunston Day Herons, according to Coach Keith Geiger, but from the second quarter on, he thought the Mallards played well.

Scoring…

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Kaminski takes third in 106-pound division at WOTS

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team finished 14th overall in its 13th annual War on the Shore tournament, held Jan. 16-17, at the Berlin high school.

Twenty-two of the top teams from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia participated…

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WP Lady Mallards take down Herons, win match, 48-9

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 23rd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team netted 48 points and limited the Gunston Day Herons to nine during last Friday’s game in Berlin.

“We had a hard game [Thursday] night. It was really difficult, so I think they were…

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County bites on sports arena pitch from pro hockey owner

By: Brian Gilliland on January 22nd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) While the indicators for a sports-based arena complex to be located somewhere within Worcester County are all good, the county commissioners on Tuesday stumbled towards proceeding with the study that would validate those…

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Stress testing and sinkhole snarls Md. Route 90 traffic

By: Brian Gilliland on January 22nd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The State Highway Administration is conducting its annual review of bridges, leading to one-lane traffic patterns on the Route 90 bridge, intending to complete the process by late next week.

During the inspection, a small …

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Liquor Control Board to close 16th Street store until May

By: Brian Gilliland on January 22nd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) When it comes to the county Liquor Control Department, there is no question where the commissioner representing Ocean City, Joe Mitrecic, stands.

“I’m voting against this,” he said of a request to close the department’s…

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City may see cut in state tourism, marketing funds

By: Zack Hoopes on January 22nd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) Maryland’s ongoing fiscal turmoil will likely have an effect on state tourism funding to local agencies, including Ocean City, resort leaders heard last week.

Governor-elect Larry Hogan will likely be asking Maryland’s…

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Boardwalk artist to help oversee performers

By: Zack Hoopes on January 22nd, 2015

(Jan. 23, 2015) The city has named five members to its potentially influential task force for Boardwalk legal issues, including controversial street artist Mark Chase.

Mayor Rick Meehan made the appointments Tuesday night for Ocean City’s…

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Out & About: January 23-29, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 22nd, 2015

FRI. Jan. 23

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

SAT. Jan. 24

10TH ANNUAL BASKETS…

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Appearing Live: January 23- 29, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 22nd, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Jan. 23: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Jan. 24: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
Jan. 28: Aaron Howell, 5 p.m.

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

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Ballet Theatre of Maryland brings ‘Cinderella’ to the beach

By: Josh Davis on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, bringing a new production of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” on March 7, is among the first big acts coming to Ocean City’s new $14 million Performing Arts Center.

Founded in 1978 as …

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WP Lady Mallards tame Ponies, earn 55-10 victory

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team scored 55 points and limited the Chincoteague Ponies to just 10 during Monday night’s game in Virginia.

“The girls played well. Our main goal was to concentrate on our shots and…

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To win games, boys need to play with ‘heart,’ coach says

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team struggled in the first half of Monday’s game against the Chincoteague Ponies. The visiting Mallards picked up their level of play in the second half, but they couldn’t come back…

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SD grapplers ‘outstanding’ during Iron Horse tourney

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Stephen Decatur Coach Todd Martinek was pleased with his wrestlers’ performance during last weekend’s Iron Horse Duals, hosted by C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air.

Decatur scored victories over Hereford (45-10),…

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Lady Seahawks ‘on the same page on offense’

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Stephen Decatur Lady Seahawks had several things they wanted to accomplish during Tuesday’s basketball game against the James M. Bennett Clippers.

“We talked a lot about it before the game and more so at halftime about…

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Swimmers dropping times, coaches pleased

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Stephen Decatur swim teams coaches hoped the Seahawks would start to decrease their times in the second half of the season and they are beginning to do that with about a month to go before regional competition.

The Lady Seahawks…

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Decatur track athletes prepare for Bayside meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ indoor track team finished in third place, while the boys’ squad took fifth during the 15-school meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill last Wednesday.

“I thought the boys…

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Help save lives by donating blood

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Each person who donates blood will help save three lives when the Blood Bank of Delmarva’s OC Cares Blood Drive returns to the Ocean City convention center for the 17th year on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

“Blood donations can slow

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Diakonia and OC Art League team up to fight hunger

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Join the Art League of Ocean City and Diakonia in their fight to help end hunger by creating a clay bowl to use during the annual soup dinner slated for March 21.

There are eight free pottery sessions still scheduled for the second

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Children come up with book drive for service project

By: Josh Davis on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Looking for ideas for new service projects for children, Berlin-based Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services Inc. turned inward.

The nonprofit group, which provides mental and social health care services for all…

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Art Festival and Craft Show to feature nautical theme

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show will take place this weekend at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street.

This year’s event will feature original handmade pieces and products from 75

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Meatloaf topped with tomato gravy

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Should the pursuit for perfection be the ultimate standard for progression? The philosophy of flawlessness is never 100 percent obtained due to human imperfections. But more importantly, is the quest for impeccability the…

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Council, community honors OCPD

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Ocean City businesses and officials last Thursday did their part to express their confidence in law enforcement at a ceremony in the Public Safety Building a day before the country marked its first National Law Enforcement …

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Weatherholtz charged again after more victims uncovered

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) David Weatherholtz, owner of O.C. Jamboree and a guitar instructor in West Ocean City, was arrested last week on charges of sexual abuse of a minor.

According to police, this is the third time in a month that he has been arrested…

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New yoga studio increases classes and accessibility

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Yoga Yoga offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for all skill levels in West Ocean City.

Kim Wilson, an avid Bikram participant, took over the space formally occupied by Bikram Yoga and added new classes with the goal

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New lead laws for properties built before ‘78

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) As of Jan. 1, all residential rental properties constructed prior to 1978 must comply with Maryland’s Lead Risk Reduction in Housing Act. This law replaces Maryland’s requirement to register properties built before …

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Helen Evelyn Dameron

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

01/16/2015

Joppa

Helen Evelyn Dameron, age 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at Atlantic Shore Rehab and Health Center.

Born in New York, NY, Helen was the daughter of the late Walter Johnson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frederick…

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Sylwester Waclaw Dabrowski

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

01/16/2015

Ocean City

Sylwester Waclaw Dabrowski, age 53, of Ocean City and formerly of Brooklyn, NY died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at home.

He was born in Warsaw, Poland and was the son of Tadeusz and Elizabeth (Pawlicka) Dabrowski.  He had been…

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John J. (Jack) Cain, Sr.

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

 

01/16/2015

Ocean City

On Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, John J. (Jack) Cain, Sr. passed away at the age of 88.

He was born Dec. 22, 1926 to Joseph V. and Marie Butta Cain. Jack was raised in east Baltimore and attended St. Elizabeth’s Catholic…

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Md. Watermen’s Association hosts 41st annual expo

By: Kara Hallissey on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Maryland Watermen’s Association will host its 41st annual East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s and Aquaculture Trade Expo at the 40th Street Ocean City convention center, this weekend.

The only commercial fishing

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Drop Demoflush and stop worrying about it

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

01/16/2015

The validity of Demoflush population estimates has been questioned for years, with the most recent challenge to their accuracy occurring now in City Hall in tourism discussions.

Maybe, the argument goes, there is a better way …

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No video reviews

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

01/16/2015

I like football, I honestly do. Maybe not as much as baseball, which has fewer felony convictions per player than football, and despite the NFL’s insistence any team based in New England should be allowed to play.

Still, the appreciation…

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Property tax discussion

By: OCsue on January 16th, 2015

01/16/2015

Editor,

It is good that Zack Hoopes wrote a comparative article last week on property tax, contrasting the anemic growth in values in Ocean City with more robust areas in Maryland.

While the entire state gained 8.1 percent in residential…

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Comments scarce on fee increase

By: Brian Gilliland on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Though plenty has been said both in public and private about the proposed fee increases for access to Assateague Island National Seashore, few of those comments have been through official channels.

Announced in December,…

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Legislators return to Annapolis for 2015 session

By: Brian Gilliland on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Education, child/elder issues, workers and wage problems stack the Maryland House of Delegates agenda, while the Senate will look at a wider range of issues, including gambling, taxes, public health and election law in the…

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Bridge replacement might drive combines to highways

By: Brian Gilliland on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Nelson Road Bridge, a county-owned wooden bridge, earned an unsatisfactory rating during its annual review by county inspectors and replacement efforts began Jan. 7.

Detours are in effect.

Late last year, the county imposed…

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This week in OC: January 16-22, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 16th, 2015

As January rolls on, Ocean City , MD has a weekend full of activities, expos and openings for your amusement and entertainment. Here’s a look at this week’s highlights from around town:

- The 41st Annual East Coast Fisherman’s…

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Chase asks for seat on Bdwk. legal review

By: Zack Hoopes on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) City Hall is poised to take a hard turn toward burying the hatchet on Boardwalk street performer issues – or at least toward keeping its enemies as close as its friends.

The City Council this week passed a resolution authorizing…

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Council declines permit fee hike

By: Zack Hoopes on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The Ocean City Council cast a close vote this week to reject a proposed increase in permit and license fees, after a council majority concluded there was no justification for it.

Instead, the council decided to leave the cost …

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Parking, EMS income down in budget review

By: Zack Hoopes on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) The city’s latest budget reconciliation for the current fiscal cycle anticipates a considerable year-end surplus, but the City Council held off this week on formally dedicating any funding until the rest of the fiscal year…

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Tram ad plan in limbo after no locals bite

By: Zack Hoopes on January 16th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) No more light-up ads will be coming to the tops of the tram cars this summer — or at least not ones from local businesses.

City Hall is holding off on making any budgetary changes for what was originally expected to be a revenue …

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Ky West finding niche by wooing local customers

By: Brian Gilliland on January 15th, 2015

(Jan 16, 2015) Michael Rendell, the executive chef at Ky West on 54th Street bayside, has trouble sleeping sometimes and watches videos on his phone late at night.

“I saw this video about, of all things, a biker gang that was surrounded by other,…

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City pressing ahead with app amidst transit complications

By: Zack Hoopes on January 15th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) After years of floating the idea, the city is closer than ever to making a deal on a system that will allow visitors to track municipal buses using a web or phone application.

But now that the technology is in reach, the city still…

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Foreign bus driver program could be viable for resort

By: Zack Hoopes on January 15th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) Although the idea is nowhere near finalized, city government plans to pursue the possibility of bringing in foreign workers to solve the city’s bus staffing problem.

During last week’s meeting, Mayor Rick Meehan told …

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Sea Scape, Tavern likely to stay until after ‘15 season

By: Zack Hoopes on January 15th, 2015

(Jan. 16, 2015) While not exactly a full pardon, the landmark Sea Scape Motel has at least received a stay-of-execution.

Plans to raze the building and construct a new Hyatt-branded hotel – a process originally intended to start this month…

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Out & About: January 16-22, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 15th, 2015

FRI. Jan. 16
41ST ANNUAL EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S AND AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more. Admission costs $15. Info: …

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Appearing Live: January 16- 22, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 15th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Jan. 16-17: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.
Jan. 21: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5 p.m.

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

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Do you love OCMD? Vote Now in the 2015 Best of Ocean City® Awards and Prove It

By: Anthony Towey on January 12th, 2015

Regardless if you came to Ocean City, Md one summer, or come once a week during the summer, chances are you have some pretty strong opinions about the best place to grab a bite to eat, have a drink, or experience an overall good time. The time of year…

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Microbrew Monday: January 12, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 12th, 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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Smoking: the ban plays on

By: Zack Hoopes on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) After four months of stewing over the issue of beach and Boardwalk smoking restrictions, the city has gotten … not all that far.

Following an extensive presentation from city staff at Monday night’s meeting, the Ocean City…

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This week in OC: January 9-15, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on January 9th, 2015

January is typically a slow time in Ocean City, MD, but it’s still beautiful and hotel rooms are cheaper, so why not plan an impromptu trip? Should you choose to do so, there is always some excitement to had in Ocean City!

Here’s a …

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County to hear public on $105M capital plan

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners on Feb. 3 will hear what the public has to say about a five-year capital improvements plan that, if left unaltered, would total $105.6 million.

That, however, is not just a big “if,” but …

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After election, finding friends in new Annapolis landscape

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan.9, 2015) One is a Democrat, one Republican. One is a newcomer in a new district used to working in the background; the other is a seasoned professional and used to the spotlight; one won in a landslide and the other squeaked out another close…

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Ochse, Kendall plead to affray in fatal beating

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) There doesn’t seem to be any confusion about the fact there was a fight, but after that the consensus falls apart on what exactly happened in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2014, which happened to be the last day of Justin Cancelliere’s…

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Pines Plaza threatened with lien

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) The sale of the Pines Plaza Commercial Center on Cathell Road early last year was contingent on lowering the number of allocated Equivalent Dwelling Units, which are used to gauge sewer capacity.

The original allocation for …

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County Briefs 01/09/2015

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan 9. 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners also discussed the following issues during their most recent regular meeting.

Solid waste overview

EA Consulting provided the commissioners with a snapshot “state of the union” presentation…

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Coaches hope times drop in second half of swim season

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) After a two-week winter break, the Stephen Decatur swim teams returned to the pool for competition Tuesday.

The Seahawks took a trip to Delaware to the Sussex YMCA where they met the Cape Henlopen Vikings.

The boys’ meet was …

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Casino ejects nursing mom, invites wrath of Facebook

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) Two family members, armed with a bottle of pre-pumped milk, wanted to give new parents Alanna Panas and Chris Turnbull a break from 7-week old Lillian, and offered to take her on some errands while the couple relaxed a little at …

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Decatur wrestlers pull out 39-30 win over Easton

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) After trailing most of the meet Wednesday in Berlin, the Stephen Decatur wrestling team battled back to pull out a 39-30 victory over the Easton Warriors.

“Easton did a great job. They have an experienced coaching staff and …

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Man’s 11th alcohol offense lands him in jail for one year

By: Brian Gilliland on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) There is a reason they don’t usually include priors during court proceedings.

Gerald Lusby was facing a fairly standard DUI/DWI infraction pursuant to an event that occurred almost a year ago. Lusby was driving down Coastal…

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Decatur junior Dayona Godwin hits 1,000th point

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) Stephen Decatur junior Dayona Godwin was just 13 points shy of 1,000 going into Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Jaguars in Berlin.

Godwin admitted that throughout the school day she was nervous, but excited for…

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Work out holiday stress at resort’s newest parlor

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) A new massage parlor in north Ocean City is providing serenity and relaxation in a beach themed atmosphere with soothing music and bright colors.

Karen Thibault and Sharon Phillips opened OC Massage on Dec. 12. in the OC Square

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Automated risk tool to provide new numbers

By: OCsue on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) There is a change coming to the world of appraisals. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are going to begin using “collateral underwriting.” According to Fannie Mae, collateral underwriting is “a proprietary model-driven tool…

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Smoked bacon and cheddar cheese ball

By: OCsue on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) According to the Free Dictionary by Farlex, a king is one that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category, or sphere. One might be wondering what do culinary enthusiasts and a noble king have in common? The answer …

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Ringing in 2015 with ocean dip

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) About 850 participants plunged into the 41-degree Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day during the 21st annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

“This year’s swim went great and we thank the

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Business Briefs 01/09/2015

By: OCsue on January 9th, 2015

Promotions

Raymond M. Thompson, president and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced the following promotions:

Jamie Hill has been promoted to branch manager of the bank’s Snow Hill office. Hill joined Taylor …

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Annual fundraiser to benefit Wounded Soldiers of Md.

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) Support the Wounded Soldiers of Maryland during Star Charities 16th annual Beef and Beer fundraiser Friday, Jan. 9 at the Ocean Pines Community Center.

“This is our biggest event of the year to raise money for our soldiers who

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Police/Courts 01/09/2015

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

Bench warrant issued due to missed court date

Oliverio Cruz-Jose, 25, of Ocean City was arrested on Dec. 22. for failing to appear in court on Sept. 25.

A Worcester County Sheriff Deputy went to Cruz-Jose’s residence because of a District

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