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Ocean City news roundup October 30

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.

Business News

New Director

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.

New director of economic development for Worcester County, Maryland.

Posted by OceanCity.com on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Classy places

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:

Real Estate

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.  

Mayor: ‘It’s Not If We’re Going To be Purchasing The Tyson Property, It’s A Matter Of What Date’Charlene Sharpe, Staff…

Posted by The Dispatch on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Health news

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.

Delmarva Health Pavilion to open in Ocean PinesBY JOSH DAVIS, STAFF WRITER(Oct. 22, 2015) More than a year after the…

Posted by Bayside Gazette on Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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.

Q&A With Jim Mathias: Senator Reflects On 25-Year Political Career(Editor’s Note: Podcast of entire conversation…

Posted by The Dispatch on Thursday, October 29, 2015

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.

A great afternoon on Saturday at the first annual Shore Craft Beer Fest. Hear what Delmarva Public Radio had to say about this event…

Posted by OceanCity.com on Tuesday, October 27, 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.

Sometimes your favorite bar is in your backyard.

Posted by Todd DeHart on Thursday, October 29, 2015


Out and about

Here are some of our favorite picks for the weekend:

Halloween is not just for the kids! The Dunes Manor Hotel Ocean City Maryland has many Halloween themed events planned…

Posted by OceanCity.com on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The scariest block in Ocean City this Halloween? 28th Street, without a doubt! Join Buxy’s SaltyDogSaloon and 28th St….

Posted by OceanCity.com on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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