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Microbrew Monday: September 22, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 22nd, 2014

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

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Stephen Decatur volleyball team tops Worcester

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Stephen Decatur and the Worcester Prep Lady Mallards met on the Seahawks’ volleyball court in Berlin Monday for competition.

The first game was a back-and-fourth battle, but Decatur, a public school of the Bayside Conference,…

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Seahawks prevail in physical battle with Warriors, 2-0

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The boys’ soccer match between Stephen Decatur and the Mardela Warriors was a physical battle, but after some line-up adjustments, the Seahawks prevailed, winning on their home field, 2-0.

“It was a tale of two halves.…

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Lady Mallards to face ESIAC rivals, STPP Sabres, today

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Worcester Prep girls’ soccer Coach Carol Hartnett thought the Lady Mallards moved the ball well in last Friday’s 4-1 victory over the Gunston Day Herons.

Five minutes into the game, sophomore Madison Bescak put Worcester…

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Decatur cross country teams win first meet of 2014

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Stephen Decatur’s cross country teams won the first meet of the season last Wednesday, which took place on their home course in Berlin.

“I thought that both teams did a good job and ran well for the most part…Conditions…

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This week in OC: September 19-25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 19th, 2014

The annual celebration known as Sunfest kicked off yesterday and continues all weekend long. National recording acts, arts & crafts, a plethora of food choices, and activities for every member of the family- it’s no wonder Sunfest…

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Worcester logs victories over Gunston, Delmarva Christian

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team Coach Terry Underkoffler was pleased with the way the Mallards controlled the ball in their 8-1 victory last Friday over the Gunston Day Herons.

“I thought they had pretty good possession…

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Decatur fights, but lead too big to overcome

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Stephen Decatur football team chipped away at the Queen Anne’s Lions’ lead late in the game, but the deficit was too much for the visiting Seahawks to come back from.

“No. 1. We didn’t quit. No. 2. We had some lapses…

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WP Lady Mallards shut out Herons, 8-0, Royals, 15-0

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Worcester Prep field hockey team netted a total of 23 goals and held the Gunston Day Herons and Delmarva Christian Royals scoreless in their match-ups this past week.

Last Friday in Berlin, the Lady Mallards led 3-0 at halftime…

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Lady Seahawks earn 8-0 win over Mardela Warriors

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Racing to a 4-0 first-half lead, the Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team went on to earn an 8-0 victory over the visiting Mardela Warriors on Tuesday.

Senior captain Jillian Petito (two assists) scored three of those first-half…

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Decatur golf team wins match, WP finishes second

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Golfers representing Worcester Prep, a private school whose sports teams participate in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference, join the public schools of the Bayside Conference twice a season for competition.…

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Police beat 9-19-14

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

Burglary investigation

Ocean City police are investigating a forced burglary that occurred in the north end of the resort Sept. 8 and was reported the next morning.

The home was under construction. When the site supervisor arrived to work …

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WOC woman charged with numerous burglaries, thefts

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) A 31-year-old Berlin woman was arrested Sept. 10 in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in August.

During their investigation into those crimes, detectives with the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation…

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Commissioner Candidate Forum set for next week

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The West Ocean City Association invites all registered voters in District 3 to attend its Third District Commissioner Candidate Forum next week.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Lions Club on Airport…

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Pawning stolen jewelry leads to prison for woman

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Pocomoke woman who helped pawn jewelry stolen from a residence near West Ocean City in the spring was sentenced earlier this month to five years in prison.

On May 7, 2013, Kente Wilcox, 30, of Westover, and Maurice Holden,…

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Business Briefs 09/19/2014

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

Oass top producer

Stan Zaremba, manager of the Long and Foster Real Estate Sales office at 118th Street in Ocean City, recently announced that Karen Oass was the top producer for August.

Her volume for the month exceeded $1.4 million, making…

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Meehan implores SHA to improve Route 90 bridge

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Route 90 bridge should be improved before building a new Route 50 bridge, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan told state transportation officials Tuesday.

That bridge “is the reason I’m here today,” he told Jim Smith, secretary…

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Two men indicted in death of Penn. visitor

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Two suspects were indicted earlier this month in the Aug. 24 death of a Pennsylvania man in Ocean City.

Caleb Edwin Earl Ochse, 27, of West Ocean City, and Christopher Blake Kendall, who has addresses in Ocean City and Wilmington,…

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No life-threatening injuries during recent bikers visit

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Tens of thousands of motorcyclists came, rode, spent money, listened to rock music and partied Sept. 11-14, but there were no serious collisions and only 30 people, including some motorcyclists, were arrested by Ocean City…

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MD HomeCredit Program can aid in lowering taxes

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) In a recent article, the programs available through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) were summarized including the Maryland Mortgage Program, Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance,…

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Wee issues for a free Scotland

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Being of Scottish descent, I am of two minds about this week’s vote over in that land of clans whether to dissolve its association with Great Britain and to go its own way or to continue as a part of that union and grumble about it.

Although…

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Bishopville Pond project to be completed next month

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Work on Bishopville Pond project, more than a decade in the making, began in late August and is expected to be completed next month.

“We’ve been pushing for it for about 15 years,” Bishopville resident David Herr said …

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Thirty restaurants to provide treats during Beach Bash

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Believe in Tomorrow’s Beach Bash is back Monday with fare from 30 local restaurants, all-you-can-drink craft beer and a chance to win more than $10,000 in cash prizes at Seacrets on 49th Street.

The bash has been an annual …

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Roasted potato, leek soup on menu

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) How America eats is a cornucopia of tradition and cultural diversification that is reflected in its everyday menu.

History is a major part of our country’s pot of authenticity. In addition, succeeding waves of immigrants…

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Concerns about Common Core

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Editor,

This letter is in regard to Common Core and is directed toward teachers, parents, school board members, local politicians, all media and concerned citizens throughout America.

I think each of you should Google a research…

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Considering state of Maryland affairs

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Editor,

Let’s consider the state of affairs of Maryland. Gov. [Martin] O’Malley has shown that his philosophy of big government has turned Ehrlich’s billion dollar surplus into a deficit. He was so short of money that he …

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Ocean City Beach Patrol final day in stands, Sept. 21

By: Kristin Joson on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) As you take a walk along the beach next week you won’t see the familiar white lifeguard stands. The beach patrol will officially end the 2014 guarding season this Sunday, Sept. 21.

During our guarding season, Surf Rescue Technicians…

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Baby boomers hit dance floor at Harpoon Hanna’s

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Adages is what it’s all about these days. OK! OK!

With the elections coming up and two of my kids running in different states, I might have to resort to taking the fifth and running with it. H’mmm! No problem there. I  can’t…

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Bluegrass music to fill streets of Berlin this wknd.

By: Josh Davis on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The 2014 Berlin Fiddler’s Convention brings three days of free, live bluegrass Sept. 19-21.

Local bluegrass mainstay Nate Clendenen is organizing this year’s event in downtown Berlin, featuring performances by Frank…

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Clifford Hugh Drye

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Berlin

Clifford Hugh Drye, 89, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at the Woodlands Assisted living in Ocean Pines.

Born in Concord, N.C. he was the son of the late Roy E. Drye and Agnes Carriker Drye. He was preceded in death by his wives, Florine…

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Eight friends paddle in memory of ‘Scunny’

By: Josh Davis on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) On Tuesday, at 7:30 a.m., eight bartenders launched into the water on a six-day journey from Ocean City to Baltimore to raise money and honor their friend Patrick “Scunny” McCusker.

The second annual Scunny Memorial Paddle…

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Community Briefs 09/19/2014

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

Bull roast

The Knights of Columbus, Ocean City Council 9053 is sponsoring a Bull and Oyster Roast on Sunday, Sept. 21, with all proceeds going to the Special Olympics of Maryland. The fare will include steamship round of beef, oysters on the …

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Frederick Thomas Parker, Jr.

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Newark

Frederick Thomas Parker, Jr. “Fred,” 83, died Friday, Sept.12, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Newark, Md. he was the son of the late Frederick T. Parker, Sr. and Lillian Dennis Parker. He is survived…

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A. Wayne Watson

By: OCsue on September 19th, 2014

09/19/2014

Ocean City

Adrian Wayne Watson, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2014.

Born in Chincoteague, Va. he was the son of the late Windred and Estell Steelman Watson. He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Faye Watson, and children;…

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No life-threatening injuries during recent bikers visit

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

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Board of Education Briefs

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following at its Tuesday meeting:

 

Mobile app

Worcester County Public Schools launched its new app for iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices Tuesday,…

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Music Fest hits sour note with fans, musicians

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Soundwave Music Festival, which was promoted as “three full days of excitement, great entertainment and live music” hit a sour note with some musicians and attendees who said it fell far short of the “not to miss opportunity”…

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No life-threatening injuries during recent bikers visit

By: Nancy Powell on September 19th, 2014

 

(Sept. 19, 2014) Tens of thousands of motorcyclists came, rode, spent money, listened to rock music and partied Sept. 11-14, but there were no serious collisions and only 30 people, including some motorcyclists, were arrested by Ocean…

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Party to benefit Coastal Hospice at the Ocean

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill is bringing back one of Ocean City’s favorite cocktail parties Wednesday night, Sept. 24, during Blues on the Bay.

It’s the seventh year owners Pam and Walter “Macky” Stansell are…

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Pole Power Studio offers new exercise options for women

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Pole Power Studio is back in the Herring Creek Professional Center, on Route 50, putting a new spin on fitness.

Owner Angela Houck made the move from West Ocean City Fitness Labor Day weekend, bringing nine poles and new aerial…

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Pillas won’t run

By: Zack Hoopes on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) As of this week, the Town of Ocean City’s upcoming municipal election is shaping up to be not much of an election at all.

Two recent campaign trail developments have left the town with four open seats in the Nov. 4 contest, and…

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Take Steps Walk For Crohn’s and Colitis, Sept. 20

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

By Taylor Sloan
Intern

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Take Steps Walk For Crohn’s and Colitis will take place Saturday, Sept. 20 at Northside Park on 125th Street. The walk is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

The Take Steps Walk raises awareness and funds …

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Colorful kites to fill sky throughout weekend in resort

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

By Taylor Sloan
Intern

(Sept. 19, 2014) The Sunfest Kite Festival, hosted by the Kite Loft, kicked off Thursday and will continue through Sunday on the Boardwalk and beach at Sixth Street.

The festival draws thousands of visitors to the Ocean…

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Coastal Cleanup in OC, other areas

By: Clara Vaughn on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Volunteers armed with trash bags and gloves will take to the beach tomorrow, Sept. 20, for the 2014 Coastal Cleanup.

Delmarva Power with local partners will host the 28th annual event to remove trash from beaches, rivers and…

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OCBP construction begins

By: Zack Hoopes on September 19th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Groundbreaking – both symbolic and actual – started this week on the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s new headquarters building, as contractors were literally standing by to start work immediately after city leaders finished…

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Utility poles to be updated in Berlin, WOC

By: Josh Davis on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Delmarva Power held a community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 to discuss their $43 million project to rebuild transmission lines between Berlin and Ocean City.

Beginning in October of this year, the company will replace the…

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Missing Margaret already

By: OCsue on September 18th, 2014

09/19/2014

Councilwoman Margaret Pillas announced this week that she will not be seeking a third term this November. She will be sorely missed.

In fact, it’s quite fitting that Pillas announced her retirement on the day of the groundbreaking…

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Tragic Wednesday: Two drownings in matter of hours

By: Josh Davis on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Tragedy struck the Ocean City beach yet again on Wednesday, claiming two more lives in what has already been a historically violent summer at sea.

In separate incidents, a 52-year-old male from Huntingdon, Pa. and a 49-year-old…

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Rick Springfield, Parmalee and Eric Paslay to perform

By: Clara Vaughn on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Tens of thousands will flock to Ocean City’s inlet this weekend for four days of food, arts and crafts vendors and a full lineup of live music during the resort’s Sunfest.

The 40th annual event kicked off Thursday and will…

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Sunfest vendors offer array of food, crafts, other items

By: Clara Vaughn on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Allen Taylor has been bringing his smoothies, frozen coffee and fresh-squeezed lemonade to Sunfest shoppers for more than 20 years.

He makes the trip from Pasadena to Ocean City each year because, of the 65 shows he attends,…

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Sunfest celebrates 40 years in OC

By: Clara Vaughn on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Ocean City’s largest fall festival is in full swing with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, live music, a variety of foods and family activities at the inlet for the 40th annual Sunfest.

The free festivities kicked off yesterday…

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Bikers bring welcome bump in resort business

By: Clara Vaughn on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 19, 2014) Business owners welcomed another leather-clad crowd last week as thousands of bikers arrived in Ocean City for the area’s BikeFest, Delmarva Bike Week and Bikes to the Beach Fall Rally.

As usual, the two-wheeled tourists…

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Worcester Comm Candidates Meet at Forum

By: Josh Davis on September 18th, 2014

(Sept. 26, 2014) Eight candidates for Worcester County Commissioner met during a political forum at the Ocean Pines Library on Sept. 17.

Candidates Diana Purnell (District 2), Michael Maykrantz (District 3), Tom Wilson and Chip Bertino …

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Out & About: September 19-25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 18th, 2014

FRI. Sept. 19

SUNFEST — Ocean City Inlet parking lot, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring a variety of artists and crafters, more than 30 food vendors and live entertainment on two stages. All under four big top tents. Hayrides and inflatables…

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Appearing Live: September 19-25, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 17th, 2014

BJ’S ON THE WATER
75th Street and the bay
Ocean City
410-524-7575
Sept. 19: Old School, 9 p.m.
Sept. 20: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m.
Sept. 24: 2 Guys & A Mama, 4 p.m.
Sept. 25: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE
15th St. & Baltimore…

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Microbrew Monday: September 15, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 15th, 2014

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

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This week in OC: September 12-18, 2014

By: Anthony Towey on September 12th, 2014

With the annual phenomenon known as OC Bikefest officially underway, Ocean City, Md is home to one of the largest motorcycle rallies on the East Coast this weekend. From stunt shows and celebrity appearances to amazing music and contests

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‘Vanishing Ocean City’ book draws crowd to signing

By: PhilJ on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Hunter “Bunk” Mann has said and written that the two most important turning points in Ocean City’s history were the 1933 Hurricane and the storm of 1962.

So with irony in the air, it was raining most of the time Tuesday when…

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Engine compartment vapor results in boat’s explosion

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

The cause of the fire that led to the explosion of a boat in Ocean Pines and injured passengers onboard Aug. 31 was determined to be accidental and blamed on a vapor explosion in the engine compartment.

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office…

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OCPD soliciting business owners for TEAP

By: Zack Hoopes on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) With bikers in town this weekend, and the annual congregation of VW enthusiasts slated to start in less than two weeks, the Ocean City Police Department is soliciting city businesses for what is being called the Trespass Enforcement…

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OP Chamber set to honor three, install new officers

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will bestow three honors during its upcoming installation and awards banquet.

The chamber will honor Taylor Bank as business of the year, long-time volunteer Terri Mahoney of WMDT as citizen…

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Police/Courts 09/12/2014

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

 

OP bomb threat

The case of a 13-year-old Ocean Pines boy who allegedly threatened to blow up something is being handled by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The Ocean Pines Police Department received information Sept. 7 about a threat…

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OP teen joins dad in jail, both on drug raps

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) An Ocean Pines teenager who was sentenced Sept. 3 to 18 months in jail for a drug charge and an assault told the judge he had thought it would be cool to be a drug dealer. After all, his father sold drugs and had introduced him to drug…

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Fireplace Supply Company opened Labor Day in Berlin

By: Josh Davis on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) With winter just around the corner and some experts predicting a repeat of last year’s frigid temperatures, Berlin’s newest business is poised for a breakout year.

Fireplace Supply Company, Inc., located on 10452 Old…

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Woman runs several blocks to confront credit card thief

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

 

(Sept. 12, 2014) A woman whose credit card was stolen while she was at a downtown bar Aug. 15 ran several blocks to confront the thief after the credit card company representative told her the card was being used at another bar at that very…

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Berlin, WOC getting new, steel utility poles

By: Josh Davis on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Berlin officials announced during a Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, that Delmarva Power plans to replace several transmission poles in the area, requiring a four-to-six hour interruption of power on Dec. 9.…

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OPA leadership wastes no time reorganizing

By: Josh Davis on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) New OPA leadership did not waste any time in reorganizing the Board of Directors, effectively streamlining procedure and standardizing future meeting dates through 2015 during an assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Newly elected…

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Three charged in ‘strong arm’ WOC robbery of woman

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Three people were arrested and four young children were taken into protective custody Wednesday after a strong arm robbery in West Ocean City.

The victim, a woman who was walking home from work in the area of Mattress Discounters…

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Panel votes to support village cemeteries

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) In recognition of the fact that villages customarily have cemeteries, the Worcester County Planning Commission voted Sept. 4 to send a favorable recommendation to the county commissioners to allow cemeteries in village…

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Treated wastewater to be used to irrigate golf course

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

 

(Sept. 12, 2014) Treated effluent from the Mystic Harbour wastewater treatment plant in West Ocean City will be used for irrigation at Eagles Landing Golf Course, pending the approval of the Worcester County Commissioners following…

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Real estate slump dubbed by analyst as ‘lost decade’

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) In a news release issued by Clear Capital, a provider of data and solutions for real estate valuation, the U.S. housing crisis was dubbed “the lost decade.” Clear Capital’s Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report was released…

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County angry about price of wholesale rum

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Worcester County is asking for a state investigation into unfair trade practices and false advertising it alleges liquor wholesaler Reliable/Churchill was doing.

In an Aug. 27 letter to the Field Enforcement Division of…

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Pain perdu also called French toast

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The fundamental philosophy of a chef is to develop dishes that heighten any culinary experience to its fullest degree. That being said, should one focus on simplicity or complexity? And what defines the realm of straightforwardness…

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Business Briefs 09/12/2014

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

Smith joins team

ResortQuest Real Estate has announced that Shelby Smith has joined the West Fenwick office on Route 54 in real estate sales as part of the “Windrow Team.”

Smith graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in business…

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OCBP in reduced coverage scheme

By: Kristin Joson on September 12th, 2014

ON GUARD

 

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Ocean City Beach Patrol has been in a reduced coverage scheme since the third week in August (Aug. 18).

This reduction in personnel is an annual occurrence and was complicated this year by Labor Day falling…

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Year-round living in resort appeals to baby boomers

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) We love it when they come and we love it when they leave.

Not to worry, by December most parents will be grateful for a two-day visit from their kids. H’mmm! With the dog or two? Maybe?

Looks as tho’ year-round livin’ in OC …

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Two men indicted in death of Pa. visitor last month

By: Nancy Powell on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Two suspects were indicted last week in the Aug. 24 death of a Pennsylvania man in Ocean City.

Caleb Edwin Earl Ochse, 27, of West Ocean City, and Christopher Blake Kendall, who has addresses in Ocean City and Wilmington, Del.,…

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Sports Briefs 09/12/14

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

Fun Fit Vibe

The Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department is offering a free demonstration and presentation of the “Fun Fit Vibe,” Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m.

What is this newest fitness craze sweeping the country? …

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Town not intended as single rental district

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

Editor,

Decades ago, Ocean City adopted zoning laws to preserve a few residential neighborhoods with R-1 designations. The entire town was never intended to become a single commercial rental district.  Even in R-1 areas, those…

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Important work to do off season

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

With Bike Week going on now and next week’s Sunfest approaching, we officially enter into the resort’s “second season.”

This is Sunfest’s 40th season, and already tents have been set up on the inlet parking lot to facilitate…

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Decatur golfers play well on challenging Pines course

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Stephen Decatur golf team earned its second victory of the season last Thursday at the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club.

“Even though our team score was higher than the first match (of the season) at River Run (Sept. …

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Maybe not so smart after all

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

When Apple Computers unveiled its new Smart Watch this week, my first thought was that this is an opportunity to ignore my email at not two, but at three different locations. Is that a technological advancement, or what?

That is, …

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Jesse James Taylor

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

BERLIN

Jesse James Taylor, Jr., 75, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Jesse James Taylor, Sr. and Sadie Marie Twigg Taylor.  He was preceded…

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Cross-country bike ride to raise funds for Alzheimer’s org.

By: Clara Vaughn on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) A Michigan man with a penchant for travel ended a 3,600-mile, cross-country bike ride in Ocean City Monday.

For 64-year-old John Davis, the trip doubled as a way to fulfill a longtime dream and a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s…

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Judy Lee Gregory

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

OCEAN CITY

Judy Lee Gregory, age 61, passed away on Sept. 7, 2014 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Paso Robles, Ca., she was the daughter of the late Eugene B. and Martha Jeanne Sandor Smith. She is survived by her …

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Mallards outscore Dragons, 5-1

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Worcester Prep boys’ soccer team struggled against the Salisbury School Dragons’ defense during the first half of Wednesday’s game, but after some adjustments, the Mallards prevailed, 5-1.

About 34 minutes into…

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Annual BreastFest to benefit Del. Breast Cancer Coalition

By: Clara Vaughn on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Ocean City’s (Save the…) BreastFest is bringing live music, raffles, drink specials and a tattoo contest with prizes back to Pickles Pub tonight.

Events kick off at 7 p.m. and continue until close at the bar on Eighth Street.…

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Joseph William Hahner

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

SNOW HILL

Joseph William Hahner, age 55, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at his home in Snow Hill.  Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late George W. and Ruth N. Wilkerson Hahner. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Harris Hahner and children;…

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Six recognized for achievements at OC Chamber Gala

By: Clara Vaughn on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Members of the community gathered for a night of food, music and accolades at the sixth annual OC Chamber Awards Gala last Friday at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st Street.

Members of the Greater Ocean City Chamber…

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Local Making Strides group launches new fundraiser

By: Clara Vaughn on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Ocean City’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer chapter planned to launch its newest fundraising event last night, Thursday, at Backshore Brewing Company on Ninth Street and the Boardwalk.

“Brews for Boobs” will…

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Lady Seahawks win season opener 1-0 over Warriors

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) A single goal was enough to secure a victory for the Stephen Decatur girls’ soccer team during last Friday’s season opener against the visiting Easton Warriors.

“The girls played awesome today. The first half was a little…

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Chip Frederick

By: OCsue on September 12th, 2014

09/12/2014

REHOBOTH BEACH

Chip Frederick passed away on Aug. 27, 2014 at his home in Rehoboth Beach Del. after a painful battle with cancer.

He was a loving father of Trevor, Devin and Taylor Frederick; devoted partner of John McCoy; former …

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Prep volleyball coach pleased with Mallards’ performance

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Despite falling to the Holly Grove Eagles in three games Monday, Worcester Prep volleyball Coach Kristin Jehle was pleased with her players’ performance.

Jehle noticed the Lady Mallards’ level of play improved from …

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Worcester Prep girls’ soccer edge out Salisbury, 2-1

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Worcester Prep’s girls’ soccer team got off to a slow start Wednesday, but the Lady Mallards settled in and pulled out a 2-1 win over the Salisbury School Dragons.

“We were very flat in the first 20 minutes because of the…

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Decatur fights to end, but falls to Indian River by 7

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) Trailing 14-0 to the Indian River Indians in the first quarter of last Friday’s season opener, the Stephen Decatur Seahawks battled back to even the score, but the home team came up short, 28-21.

“We didn’t quit. We continued…

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WP field hockey wins 7-3 over SC

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Worcester Prep field hockey team went head-to-head with the Sussex Central Golden Knights on Wednesday, and the Lady Mallards came back to Berlin with a 7-3 victory.

Senior captain Caroline Lindsay scored twice in the …

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Decatur volleyball team takes down Pocomoke squad

By: Lisa Capitelli on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team didn’t face much competition in its first match of the season as the Lady Seahawks won easily, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-11, over the Pocomoke Warriors on their home court Monday.

“I felt like…

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Strong year for city’s employee pension funds

By: Zack Hoopes on September 12th, 2014

 

(Sept. 12, 2014) The city’s pension funds posted strong investment returns this year heading into some major methodology changes next fiscal cycle, according to a recent presentation by the city’s actuarial advisor.

“This…

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Tourism Comm. reviews enterprise options

By: Zack Hoopes on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) In yet another bid to make more city services self-sustaining, the city’s Tourism Commission discussed this week the revenue-generating options available for the resort’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and its…

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City adopts streamlined purchasing policy

By: Zack Hoopes on September 12th, 2014

(Sept. 12, 2014) City Council will soon be dropping many of its biggest meeting time-fillers – public bid openings – under a new revision to the town’s purchasing and procurement policy, adopted this week.

Amongst other things, the …

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