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Cell towers in place through summer

By: Zack Hoopes on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Astute residents may have noticed what are now three total devices, set up in parking lots on the south end of town, that at first glance look like R2-D2 on a growth spurt.

The apparati are, in fact, temporary short-range cell towers…

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Cruisin’ weekend spinning out of control

By: Zack Hoopes on May 22nd, 2015

 

(May 22, 2015) If there’s one thing that city officials, business owners, residents, and show promoters can agree on after last weekend, it’s this – the idiots, unfortunately, appear to have become the majority. Or at least…

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New fed program requires delay in foreclosure cases

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) HUD requires Investors to delay foreclosure for a year and offers a non-profit only pool sale

Recently, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced significant changes to its Distressed Asset Stabilization…

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Simple to prepare pickled beets dish will ‘wow’ guests

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Teaching perfection is a precise pedagogical relationship that is based on knowledge and perseverance.

Although flawlessness may not grace the path of attainment, the mere fact of “attempt” flavors ensuing possibilities.…

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Grotto Pizza now open on Ocean City Boardwalk

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Grotto Pizza is now operating its first location on the Ocean City Boardwalk at 14th Street inside the Commander Hotel.

Vinnie DiNatale, the director of marketing, said the combination of Grotto Pizza, the ocean view and Boardwalk

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Wor. teacher salaries, in-depth

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) The contention that a Worcester County teacher, whose pay increase has been delayed for the past three years, could make more by relocating to a neighboring county and being assigned the appropriate pay grade is true. Sometimes.…

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Supreme court rules against ‘double’ piggyback tax in Md.

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that Maryland’s so-called “piggyback tax” as constructed is unconstitutional, costing the state millions in revenue and Worcester County between $200,000-$250,000…

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Tokyo Seafood Buffet features plenty of choices

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Tokyo Seafood Buffet on 131st Street opened last Tuesday, featuring numerous items to choose from, happy hour all day and grand opening prices too good to pass up.

Diners have almost a dozen categories of food options, including

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County hammers out details for inlet dredging proposal

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) The problems with shoaling in the Ocean City Inlet are being acted on, following an April meeting organized by Delegate Mary Beth Carozza (R-38C) that brought together representatives of most of the users of that increasingly…

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County Briefs 05/22/2015

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners also discussed the following issues during their Tuesday, May 19 meeting.

Open space projects

The county commissioners approved, without comment, a submission of nearly $6 million in project…

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County rejects teacher raises

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Stressing that it was a purely financial decision and not a comment on teachers’ abilities or achievements, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday removed funding from the fiscal 2016 budget that would have paid for…

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Hybrid tax plan to close county budget gap

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) After contentious discussions, failed motions and other agonizing over the best way to fund the 2016 budget, the Worcester County Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to, a plan that will involve increases in both the property…

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Adams to run across Md. to raise funds for Limbs for Life

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) With her freshman year at Towson University just about behind her, Caitlin Adams is not backpacking through Europe, diving the Great Barrier Reef or visiting the beach–yet.

Adams decided instead to run from Cumberland to

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Third ‘Life is Good’ Music Festival at Macky’s

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) The third annual “Life is Good” Music Festival at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill takes place on Wednesday, May 27, with four bands scheduled to perform.

“People should attend to experience firsthand all that Macky’s

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Ocean City Beach Patrol returns to stands, Saturday

By: Brian Gilliland on May 22nd, 2015

The lifeguards will be back in their stands this Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. They will be on patrol every day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. until Sept. 27, Captain Butch Arbin said.

Arbin has served the patrol for 40 years, becoming …

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Backfire backfires

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

It took me 50 years or so to get a high-performance car, so I never had the opportunity in my younger years to enjoy the sound of hundreds of dollars of tire rubber being left behind me on the road.

Besides, back then, I always drove “may-pops,”…

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Get tough on car sideshow antics

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Maybe it was more than the police department was prepared to deal with and maybe the goings on that occurred during last weekend’s car frenzy just seemed to be everywhere but in actuality were isolated incidents.

Whatever the …

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Millison’s latest utility box painting has dolphin theme

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Katelyn Millison was back in Ocean City last weekend to paint a dolphin-themed utility box downtown, this time on the corner of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Ave.

The Ocean City Development Corporation intends to have numerous

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Business Briefs 05/22/2015

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

Miller recognized

Bruce G. Zipf, president and CEO of NRT LLC, recently announced that local realtor, Peck Miller, an agent at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the 104th Street office, ended the fourth quarter of 2014 with an outstanding…

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Traffic signal and crosswalk beneficial

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Editor,

The new traffic signal and crosswalk at 101st Street, which was just finished last week, are both items that I believe were no doubt needed and will serve the public extremely well, including guests at the Clarion Resort …

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County education funding questioned

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Editor,

Every year when the Ocean City and Worcester County tax rates are being debated, I worry about how far elected officials will go with wasteful spending.

We seem to have the same exercise every year. The chant from elected …

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Norman Franklin Spahn, Sr.

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Berlin

Norman Franklin Spahn, Sr., age 73, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Irvin Spahn and Myrtle Hartman Spahn. He is survived by his wife, Joan Smith Spahn, …

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Planet Maze accommodating

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

 

05/22/2015

Editor,

The Autistic Children’s Support Group of Worcester County would like to send out a special “thank you” to everyone at Planet Maze who helped to make our group event on April 19 so successful. There was a great…

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James R. Blum

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Ocean City

James R. Blum, 59, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home.

He was the husband of Rita M. (Benovich) Blum, to whom he was married 24 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard U. and Mary…

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Abundance of Memorial Day activities on tap

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City brings everyone multiple activities to choose from, including patriotic ceremonies, laser shows, a beach procession, a parade and an arts and crafts show.

Here are a few events taking place

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New OCBP headquarters on Talbot Street

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) We always get excited around this time of year when we realize that the summer is upon us. This summer is an especially exciting time for the beach patrol and the Ocean City community.

The new beach patrol main headquarters building…

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Judy Marvel Widgeon

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Berlin

Judy Marvel Widgeon, age 73, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late George and Sadie Bennett Marvel.

She is survived by her husband…

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Joan Marie Rose

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Berlin

Joan Marie Rose, age 75, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Peach Bottom Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Stephens and Sadie Markel Stephens.

She is survived…

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‘Second Chances’ fiction novel takes readers on journey

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Memorial Day beachgoers must pick up a copy of the second book in a Maryland Shores Trilogy, “Second Chances” this week. The page turner by Lauren Monroe, who lives in Queenstown, Md., was unveiled on Amazon in paperback and

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Mary Louise Carper

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Ocean Pines

Mary Louise Carper, age 80, of Ocean Pines, Md. passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank McDonald and Ethel…

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Cate Meighan – Inside Going Out

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Another week down in OCMD and I hope that you have all made it a good one.  Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and it sure looks like it’s time for an extra bit of fun, doesn’t it?

There has already been a lot of celebrating…

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Dennis Charles Sykes

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Berlin

Dennis Charles Sykes, age 65, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Sykes.

He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Weinreich Sykes,…

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Robert B. “Butch” Horner

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Berlin

Robert B. “Butch” Horner, age 72, of Berlin, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

He was born in Baltimore and moved to the Eastern Shore at an early age.

He was the son of the late Charles Joseph and the late Wanda M. (Piasecka) Horner…

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James D. Patrick, Jr.

By: OCsue on May 22nd, 2015

05/22/2015

Ocean Pines

James D. Patrick, Jr., age 80, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of the late James D. Patrick, Sr., and Florence Honeywell.…

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National Volleyball League hosts first tournament in OC

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) The National Volleyball League will host a pro and amateur tournament with a junior clinic next weekend in Ocean City, May 29-31, for the first time. Beach volleyball teams can sign up until Tuesday, May 26, for a spot to compete

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Police Beat

By: Kara Hallissey on May 22nd, 2015

Stolen ATM

Austin Emerick, 19, from Lancaster, Pa. and a 17-year-old male from Millersville, Pa. were arrested on May 16 for allegedly attempting to steal an ATM downtown.

Ocean City police officers were dispatched to a theft in progress when

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Decatur tennis players see tough district opponents

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Eight Stephen Decatur tennis players competed in the District VIII tournament, held May 12-13, in Cambridge.

Unfortunately, most of the Seahawks were eliminated in the first round.

Junior Logan Romberger was the only Decatur…

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Reimer recipient of Minds in Motion scholarship award

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Stephen Decatur High School senior Jenna Reimer is one of only 14 student athletes from across the state to be named by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association and the Allstate Foundation as a 2015 Minds in …

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Elite eight headed to state meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Eight Stephen Decatur outdoor track athletes will compete in the 3A state championship meet, today and Saturday, at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

The Seahawks advanced to the state competition after placing top four…

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Decatur lax team falls in state championship

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) Stephen Decatur made its first appearance in the girls’ lacrosse state championship game since 2006 Wednesday night, but unfortunately, the Lady Seahawks came up a bit short, falling to the Century Knights 10-7 at Stevenson…

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New format and name for Marlin Club’s tournament

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 22nd, 2015

(May 22, 2015) For the past five years, the Ocean City Marlin Club has hosted a bluefish tournament Memorial Day weekend.

After tournament organizers discussed the event with boat captains, anglers and previous participants, it was decided…

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Out & About: Memorial Weekend 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 21st, 2015

FRI. May 22

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 8-10:30 p.m. The public is invited to a free viewing of “Earth to Echo,” on a giant projection movie screen. Take chairs or a blanket. Concessions sold. Info:…

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Appearing Live: May 22-28, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 21st, 2015

BJ’ ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
May 22: Full Circle, 9 p.m.
May 23: Rockfish, 9 p.m.
May 24: Tear the Roof Off, 9 p.m.
May 27: Thin Ice, 5 p.m.

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

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Paul Joseph Desmond

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Berlin

Paul Joseph Desmond, age 89, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury.

Born in Cambridge, Mass. he was the son of the late Timothy and Grace Casey Desmond. He is survived by his beloved wife…

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Elizabeth Joan “Jody” Veader

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Ocean Pines

Elizabeth Joan “Jody” Veader passed away peacefully on May 7, 2015, in Berlin, Md. surrounded by her family.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo. to Elwyn Charles Comstock and Mary Louise Bennett Comstock.…

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Howard Franklin Parsons, Jr.

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Ocean City

Howard Franklin Parsons, Jr. age, 86, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Harrison House Nursing Home in Snow Hill.

Born in South Hampton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Howard Franklin Parsons, Sr. and Lillian Bell Cropper…

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Silvio J. Giusti

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Salisbury

Silvio J. Giusti, age 86, passed away on May 3, 2015 at Salisbury Rehab and Nursing Center in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Ernesto and Speranza Fioravanti Giusti.

He was preceded in death…

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Valencia Mae Sunday “Sunny” Hoover

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Ocean City

Valencia Mae Sunday “Sunny” Hoover, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 88.

Born Jan. 14, 1927 in York, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George M. and Edna Mae Lauer Sunday.

She was a graduate of York…

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This week in OC: May 15-21, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 15th, 2015

Cruisin’ Ocean City is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend, as over 3000 classic cars, Hot Rods, trucks, crusiers, and more roll into town. With over 500 awards up for grabs, celebrity appearances by Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) …

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New craft booze supplier offers tasting to vendors

By: Josh Davis on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) A week after County Liquor Control Department Director Bobby Cowger announced the department’s one-year exclusive contract with distributor Craft Wine and Spirits of Maryland, a campaign was already under way to spread…

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Seventh annual Pirate Party at Sunset Grille, May 15

By: Josh Davis on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Lower Shore CASA and Sunset Grille in West Ocean City are set to host the 7th annual Pirate Party on Friday from 5-8 p.m.

The event, featuring a silent auction, gold bar auction and 50/50 raffle, will raise money for the Berlin-based…

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New management of Kids Resale to expand socially

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Ocean Pines resident Kristin Johnson has taken over ownership of Kids Resale in West Ocean City, adding a strong social media presence on Facebook and offering consistent hours for customers to shop.

“Owning a Kids Resale

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ACT, SweetWater Brewing present Toast to the Coast

By: Josh Davis on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Assateague Coastal Trust and SweetWater Brewing Company are presenting the second annual Toast to the Coast Friday at 6 p.m. at the West-O Bottle Shop & Bar.

Admission is free, and the event features free tastings of SweetWater…

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Primo Hoagies expands into neighboring Beach Barrels

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Owners Ray and Deborah McGrath expanded Primo Hoagies on 133rd Street by purchasing Brewski Brothers next door last year, adding a bar and continuing to improve the location by knocking down a wall to connect the structures this

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Tight credit keeps distressed buyers from purchasing

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Real estate is making a comeback, the sales statistics confirm this as a fact — but a recent study released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) stated that only one in four former homeowners who lost property during…

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Brussels sprouts with pancetta

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) What would the world be without salt? This primordial mineral has been a crucial commodity in cuisines since ancient times.

Salt is the common denominator that connects cultures, so let us delve into its fascinating history …

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Bob Dylan tribute at Fager’s Island

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) For the fifth annual Bob Dylan tribute at Fager’s Island on Wednesday, May 20, “Don’t Think Twice,” “It’s All Right” so come out to see five local songwriters perform his classics on stage together “Like a Rolling

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Fighting addiction

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Editor,

Chronic pain is a major health problem for millions of people across the United States. The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids to treat chronic pain is a serious issue nationwide. In recent years, police officers …

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Season ‘learning experience’ for Seahawks and coaches

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) The fifth-seeded Stephen Decatur softball team’s season came to a close with a 10-0 loss to the No. 4 Northeast Eagles of Anne Arundel County in Pasadena last Thursday in the first round of Section I of the 3A South Regional tournament.…

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Thanks from Komen

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Editor,

Ocean City, you have made a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, and you sure know how to have a good time while doing it!

On Sunday, April 19 the inlet was flooded by a sea of pink as thousands of volunteers,…

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Decatur baseball team falls to JMB in sectional finals

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Hits at opportune times was the difference in the Section I finals of the 3A South Regional game between the Stephen Decatur and James M. Bennett baseball teams Wednesday in Berlin.

“They had some timely hits and we didn’t,”…

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Cruisin’ event pays its own way here

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Everyone has an opinion on Ocean City’s car-related events and this week, as the cars rumble up and down Coastal Highway, people will be inclined to voice them. Some are supportive and, of course, some aren’t.

Such was the situation…

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Scrapple as staple

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

I am, according to a recent text message “a grumpy old badger,” thus proving that the text messaging auto-correct feature has its upsides and downsides.

Being relatively certain that the person who sent the message did not …

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Cruisin’ OC celebrates 25 years

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) More than 3,300 hot rods, custom cars and classics from 1976 or earlier will be riding down Coastal Highway this weekend for the 25th annual Cruisin’ Ocean City.

The event, which started Thursday and continues through Sunday

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Decatur boys’ lax season ends in sectional finals

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) The Stephen Decatur and Kent Island boys’ lacrosse teams met for the third time this season on Monday in the 3A-2A East Region Section I finals in Stevensville. The Kent Island Buccaneers won the final match-up 12-6.

Decatur…

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Worcester Prep girls’ lax team wins ESIAC title

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) The Worcester Prep Lady Mallards were determined to win the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship trophy last Friday in Berlin and they took it to the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres from the opening whistle.…

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Local group makes dresses, shorts for children in need

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Barbara Entwistle has been designing dresses out of pillowcases for children in third world countries for almost four years and recently added shorts for boys made from recycled T-shirts to the project.

To date, she and others

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Decatur girls’ lax team two-time regional champs

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team captured its second consecutive 3A-2A East Region championship title Wednesday, with a 10-4 victory over the Calvert Cavaliers in Prince Frederick.

Senior Payton VanKirk scored…

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Cate Meighan – Inside Going Out

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Did you all spend some time at Springfest last weekend? Since I’m still kind of new-ish to the OCMD area, this was obviously my first time there and I have to tell you, I was really impressed.

I’m generally a big city …

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Springfest draws 108,074 visitors

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) More than 108,000 visitors spent part of their weekend at Ocean City’s Springfest, soaking up the beautiful weather, listening to live music, browsing vendors’ merchandise and grabbing a bite to eat during the four-day

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Marlyn E. Pietruszka

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Ocean City

Marlyn E. Pietruszka, age 78, of Ocean City, died Friday, May 1, 2015.

Marlyn was born in Baltimore and was the daughter of the late Howard and Marie (North) Rodrick.

Marlyn was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean…

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Police Beat

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

Burglary

Diana Griffin, 32, of Pittsville, Md. was arrested on May 8 after she entered a residence in Whaleyville without permission.

Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary call after Griffin reportedly entered

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Police chase ends on foot after motorcyclist ejected

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) This past Saturday afternoon, a motorcycle driver allegedly ran a red light, fled from the scene, collided with a vehicle and ended up ejected from his bike after an Ocean City police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop

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Olivia Hillis Wimbrow

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Berlin

Olivia Hillis Wimbrow, age 98, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2015 at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill.

Born in Onancock, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank N. Hillis and Laura Parker Hillis. She is preceded in death…

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Temporary, teen and sibling housing sought

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) There are many types of services provided to children by the Worcester County Department of Social Services and many local children need every kind – and then some.

Just 21 homes, with one more coming online before July 1, are…

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Roger Edward Swanson, Jr.

By: OCsue on May 15th, 2015

05/15/2015

Ocean Pines

Roger Edward Swanson, Jr., age 85, died on May 2, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Roger E. Swanson, Sr. and Helen Devaney Swanson.

He is survived by his beloved…

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Fatal crash in Worcester County

By: Kara Hallissey on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Three people were killed in a single-car crash near Girdletree Monday evening, when the car in which they were traveling went off the road, the Maryland State Police at the Berlin Barrack reported.

According to the report, Nicole

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Onset of summer weather brings in high pollen count

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Remember, as most of us were shoveling snow and de-icing windows with running noses and drippy eyes, how much we missed the springtime activities like mowing the lawn and tending the garden, again with drippy eyes and running …

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County eyeing 8-cent tax hike to close ‘16 budget gap

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Although nothing has been finalized, some clues began to emerge Tuesday as to how the Worcester County Commissioners intend to close the $22 million gap between revenues and expenditures.

As the commissioners began to evaluate…

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Commissioner split kills extra cash in OC’s grant

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) In a move he said was a point for discussion, County Administrator Harold Higgins on Tuesday told the county commissioners that he and other members of the budget committee had added $200,000 to its annual grant to Ocean City, …

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County Budget Briefs 05/15/2015

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) The county commissioners also discussed the following topics during their Tuesday work session on the proposed fiscal 2016 budget.

County to revisit nonprofit funding

Balking at the proposed budget of $791,028 in requests…

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Feds seek Weatherholtz home in pedo case

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) As several local charges fell by the wayside to pave the way for a federal indictment against OC Jamboree owner David Weatherholtz, court documents reveal prosecutors are attempting to seize his house as well as other property…

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Local adopted by Nepali family raising funds

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Patrick Robbins, a disaster relief expert formerly with the Red Cross in Salisbury and an alumnus of several human rights and humanitarian organizations, is desperate to help the Nepali family who helped him.

Robbins graduated…

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Despite pressure, teachers unlikely to get ‘step’ raises

By: Brian Gilliland on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Worcester County public school teachers continue to await the final verdict on the possibility of salary increases this year, even though it appears they may be hoping against hope.

While they are likely to receive a cost-of-living…

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Tips from city staff to keep your property in compliance

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) Zoning, building, police, fire marshal – select all that apply.

The four city agencies involved in enforcing housing regulations held a seminar last week at the convention center for resort landlords, Realtors, student …

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Ping Pong Summer bounces back $30K to resort tourism

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) After expecting its serve to bounce off the table and never be returned, the city was a bit surprised this week when the film “Ping Pong Summer” shot back 30 percent of the resort government’s investment.

The city Tourism…

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After wait, salary study done soon

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) With the 2016 budget up for final reading next week, it appears that Ocean City will be going forward with next year’s fiscal plan without a full reveal of the much-anticipated municipal pay study.

That plan, according to City…

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City wants accountability for feral cat control

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) City leaders showed this week that they have a number of ideas on how to handle the resort’s feral cat issue. But trying to corral these into a cohesive policy statement is, well, a bit like trying to herd cats.

As a continuation…

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Take-home cars at turning point

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) How far is too far?

City Hall is currently struggling with that question both figuratively and literally when it comes to tightening the city’s take-home vehicle policy. That is especially so when it comes to the Ocean City …

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Elks dedicate Bdwk. military recognition banners for ‘15

By: Zack Hoopes on May 15th, 2015

(May 15, 2015) For the second year, Ocean City has what is quite possibly the most visible — at least in number of possible viewers — veterans’ recognition program in the country.

The Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, in conjunction with the …

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Out & About: May 15-21, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 14th, 2015

FRI. May 15

25TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and Ocean City Inlet parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars…

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Appearing Live: May 15-21, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 14th, 2015

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
May 15: Dust-N-Bones, 9 p.m.
May 16: Chest Pains, 9 p.m.
May 20: 2 Guys & A Mama, 5 p.m.

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

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Microbrew Monday: May 11, 2015

By: Anthony Towey on May 11th, 2015

With 4 breweries in town, 9 more under an hour away, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City, MD has asserted itself as the fastest growing craft beer brewery destination on the East Coast. Each week, OceanCity.com brings you ‘Microbrew…

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Resort tax rate remains stable

By: Zack Hoopes on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) Barring some sort of major upset, Ocean City’s 2016 fiscal year budget will pass its final reading in two weeks without any major changes from what was introduced.

The council voted six-to-one this week to approve the budget …

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Seahawks capture Bayside crown

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) The Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer and basketball teams captured Bayside Conference championship titles this year.

Seniors Payton VanKirk, Jillian Petito and Ally Beck, and sophomore Lexie VanKirk, were members of both …

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Decatur track teams set to compete in regional meet

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) The Stephen Decatur boys’ outdoor track and field team finished third while the girls’ placed fourth during the Bayside Conference championship meet last Friday in Cambridge.

“I thought we did OK in the meet,” said Decatur…

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Worcester Prep tennis teams ESIAC champs

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) The Worcester Prep girls’ and boys’ tennis squads swept the May 1 Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference tournament in Centreville, winning both singles and doubles championship matches to take home team titles.…

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Worcester Prep boys’ lax team wins ESIAC title

By: Lisa Capitelli on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) The Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end Wednesday with a 17-8 loss to the Calverton Cougars in the semifinal round of the Metro Independent Lacrosse League.

“We fought all the way through the end. They’re…

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Three ‘Hooked’ locations offer up twists on classics

By: Josh Davis on May 8th, 2015

With the “Hooked” empire entering five years in the Maryland/Delaware area, the ocean-to-table restaurants continue to rack up awards without succumbing to pesky things like pretension, or extremely high price points.

Owners Steve…

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Interest reduction possible with two new buying plans

By: OCsue on May 8th, 2015

(May 8, 2015) The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the release of two new initiatives this week, the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) You’ve Earned It! initiative, and the Lower Shore …

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