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If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

Bdwk. event supports suicide prevention

The first-ever “Out of Darkness” walk will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading national nonprofit exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.

Presented by the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, Worcester County Health Department, Core Service Agency, Atlantic General Hospital and other local partners, the walk will feature memorial activities, local exhibitors and guest speakers. Sen. Jim Mathias will present the opening speech for the event.

Participants should meet on the Boardwalk at Caroline Street. For additional information, call 443-614- 7992 or e-mail choosetolive@jessespaddle.org.

Donations needed for Play It Safe event

Hall’s Family Restaurant on 60th Street and the Ocean City Drug Alcohol and Abuse Prevention Committee will present its annual all-you-can-eat Italian feast and silent auction from 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 8, at Hall’s.

Proceeds will benefit the 2013 Play It Safe program. Donations of auction items are needed. These items can come in the form of certificates and services to area businesses and attractions, as well as actual items.

To make a donation, or for additional information, cal Al Handy at 410-250-0125 or visitwww.PlayIt- SafeOceanCity.com.

Diakonia welcomes new board, officers

Diakonia Inc. welcomed its new board members and officers during its recent board meeting. New board members are Joan Roache, Debbi Anderson, Sandy Sribnick (treasurer) and Rich Brueckner. Returning members are Ed Montgomery (past president), Joel Todd (vice president), Sandra Venable, Rita Taylor, Bill Jones (secretary), Tom Wilson (president), Father Michael Moyer, Marco Hernandez and Dale Smack.

Located in West Ocean City, the facility is a resource for those in need on the Lower Shore. Call 10-213- 0923 or visit www.diakoniaoc.org.

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