In each week’s Ocean City news roundup, we share the stories we think are most interesting from around the region. As always, if there’s something you want to know more about, or if there’s a story that you think needs to be written or an event that needs to be covered, reach out and we’ll make it happen.
Worcester County, after being without an official director of economic development for a few months, made it official last week when they hired Merry Mears, who had been assistant director for years.
It’s not a shock that we have some beautiful hotels, but it’s nice to know at least a few of them were recognized. We’ll have more on this in the coming week, but for now, we echo Worcester Tourism’s Congratulations:
— lisa challenger (@touristgal) October 29, 2015
The Town of Berlin hopes to finalize the purchase of a long-abandoned chicken processing plant early next year. The town voted to spend roughly $3 million on the purchase and partial renovation of the property. The working plan is to convert the parts of the property into a skate park, a community center and maybe even develop some hiking and biking trials. Here’s the story from the Dispatch.
New medical center opens
More medical offices and services will be available just outside of Ocean Pins as the Delmarva Health Pavilion opened this week with a ribbon cutting. Although the offices have been under construction for a little more than 12 months, the project has been in negotiations and planning for more than five years.
Word from Annapolis
If you’ve got the time, here’s a great Q&A with Bryan Russo (no relation) talking politics and the future with Jim Mathias.
Arts and Leisure
Food and drink
Shore Craft Beer fest was a huge success last weekend. In this blog and podcast Doug and Tony discuss the event’s success and other local and national beer news.
— Beer with Strangers (@beerwstrangers) October 29, 2015
Here’s a fun story about a tiny, private beer festival held to celebrate both local beer and local people who like craft beer.
Out and about
Here are some of our favorite picks for the weekend: