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Atlantic General Hospital Appoints New Chair, Board Members
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BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital’s Board of Trustees recently appointed new board chair Charlotte Cathell and named Doug Cook as vice chair, Aaron Finney as treasurer and Will Esham as secretary. Additionally, Steve Green, Kevin Myers and Steven Sweigert are new general board members.Cathell served as the Register of Wills for Worcester...
Questions Lead County To Table Bus Monitoring Cameras; Proposed Revenue Split A Concern
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SNOW HILL – County officials delayed a decision regarding school bus monitoring cameras in an effort to get more information.Following a public hearing for a bill that would authorize the use of school bus monitoring cameras in Worcester County, the Worcester County Commissioners voted 5-0 to table the issue. They want to know how much... Read...
Art League Of Ocean City Awards Six College Scholarships
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OCEAN CITY — The Art League of Ocean City is celebrating 31 years of providing college scholarships, awarding 75 scholarships since 1991 to local students pursuing a college degree in the visual and performing arts. In 2022, six Worcester County students received college scholarships from the Art League.This year’s scholarships include the...
Things To Do Around Town – June 24, 2022
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Every Sunday: Berlin Farmers Market From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., several streets will be closed to allow producers to display their goods. Live music from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Every Monday: TOPS Meeting 5-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
2nd Annual Pollinator Garden Tour Set For Friday, Saturday
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SNOW HILL – The second annual Pollinator Garden Tour will take place Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25.The Pollinator Garden Tour is a self-guided tour covering eight pollinator-friendly gardens across Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Visit beautiful gardens landscaped with native plants, watch artists painting “en plein air,” and gain...
The Adventures Of Fatherhood – June 24, 2022
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The best part of Facebook for me is the “Memories.”I have found myself actually posting pictures just to memorialize them for years to come. This way each year on the anniversary date of the post, or event, I can relive that part of my life. It’s especially the case with my kids.Over the last week,... Read more » The post The Adventures Of...
Holiday Fireworks Cancelation Inexcusable
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Unlike the other events that have been canceled or shortened this year, Ocean City’s announcement fireworks will not be held on the 4th of July is an embarrassment.Weather led to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and associated festivities being canceled. Springfest was shortened by flooding. A windy day cut the two-day Jellyfish Festival in...
Voices From The Readers – June 24, 2022
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Poor Customer ServiceEditor:My family and I are spending a week in Ocean City, introducing our 6-month-old grandson to the joys of the beach. Our stay is in a condo at Ocean Place on the north end of the island with easy access to the beach. Such a plus with a baby.As I drive the Coastal... Read more » The post Voices From The Readers – June 24,...
Things I Like – June 24, 2022
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A clean desk to start the weekEarly-to-bed Sunday nightsFather’s Day Facebook memoriesThe beach at least once a weekendWatching the bikers on Boardwalk morningsA smooth technology changeWalking to churchComeback storiesCrowds in Berlin during the weekSteph CurryBig computer monitors The post Things I Like – June 24, 2022 appeared first on News...
WPS Students Participated in the D.A.R.E Program
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Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) fifth graders participated in the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program taught by Deputy Jake Howard of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. A special program was held Friday, June 3 where students received their D.A.R.E graduation certificates and hats. Pictured, above front row from left, are...
Board Candidates Share Views At Ocean Pines Forum
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OCEAN PINES – Six contenders in this year’s board election convened this week to share their views on association matters in the first of two scheduled candidate forums.On Wednesday, the Ocean Pines Elections Committee held a forum for the six candidates running in the 2022 Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors election. This year,...
Man Gets 7 Years For Dealing Crack
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BERLIN — A Berlin man, who pleaded guilty in federal court in April to possession of nearly 400 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, was sentenced last Friday to seven years in prison.Marcus Pitts, 49, of Berlin, pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.... Read more » The...
Cops & Courts – June 24, 2022
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Storeroom Doors Kicked InOCEAN CITY — An Ohio man was arrested last weekend after allegedly kicking in doors and burglarizing multiple businesses on the Boardwalk.Around 6:30 a.m. last Sunday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer responded to a Boardwalk restaurant for a reported breaking and entering. According to police reports, an...
Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – June 24, 2022
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It was a productive conversation the Ocean City Mayor and Council had about the OC Air Show this week, specifically what constitutes a headline act.Throughout its 15-year history in Ocean City, the air show has typically featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (most commonly) or the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. For many years, the two... Read more »...
Marine Activities Committee talks dredging, boat safety
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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Marine Activities Committee on Tuesday continued discussions regarding bathroom repairs, dredging and boating safety. “We’ve provided a punch list to the general manager (John Viola), who has been wonderful in following up with us on those issues,” said committee secretary Donna McElroy.
New Honeywater Candles enjoying start on Main Street
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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer With an entryway only a few inches wider than its door, you might miss Honeywater Candles, the new business on the block at 16 Main Street in Berlin. Still, you might find your way to its entrance, up the stairs and into the store if you allow the alluring fragrances... Read more » The post New Honeywater Candles...
Pines committee wants awareness for wildlife issues
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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer UPDATE: Before going to press, Sanacroce informed the Bayside Gazette that a few signs had been put up on the pond. ORIGINAL STORY The Ocean Pines Environment and Natural Assets Committee is still waiting on its “Keep Wildlife Wild” signs for South Gate Pond. After the committee’s June 15 meeting,... Read more »...
Committee promotes annual meeting, voting next month
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The Ocean Pines Communications Committee is ramping up to “get out the vote” ahead of the board of directors election this summer. The committee decided at its June 16 meeting that it will use signs bearing the aforementioned slogan from 2021 but revise them to fit the current year. The decision came with the suggestion... Read more » The post...
Janasek files suit against OPA
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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer A lawsuit filed by Tom Janasek in Worcester County Circuit Court Tuesday contends that the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors has no power to ban him from association amenities for three months as punishment for his verbal attack on board member Josette Wheatley last month. The board imposed the... Read more »...
Juvenile Arrested In Triple Stabbing; More Suspects Sought
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OCEAN CITY — One juvenile suspect has been arrested and other suspects are still being sought after a triple stabbing during a downtown altercation late Monday night.The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is currently investigating a serious assault that occurred shortly before midnight on Monday. OCPD officers observed a fight between multiple...
Council Wants Angels Or Thunderbirds For Each Air Show; Headline Act Specifics Delay OC Air Show Terms Sheet
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OCEAN CITY — Concerns about some elements in the terms sheet for the OC Air Show contract in future years caused resort officials this week to table a discussion on the proposed document.Tourism and Business Development Director Tom Perlozzo on Tuesday presented Tuesday the basic framework for negotiations on a new three-year contract with the...
Register to vote now or hold your peace
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With the primary election less than a month away, citizens of northern Worcester County have a great deal of thinking to do in a short amount of time. Berlin and West Ocean City voters in particular have more than most to ponder in this year’s county contest because of the rush of candidates seeking to... Read more » The post Register to vote...
Eric Andrew Nilsson
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Eric Andrew Nilsson Ocean Pines Eric Andrew Nilsson, age 93, passed away at Atlantic General Hospital on Monday, June 6, 2022. Born on Patriots Day, Sept. 11, 1928 in Jamaica, New York, he was the first son of Swedish immigrants Harry Nilsson and Svea Svensson. He is survived by his wife, Hanne Nilsson; his children,... Read more » The post Eric...
Gazette Cartoon
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Cartoon by Jim Adcock The post Gazette Cartoon appeared first on Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette.
Richard Albert Riehl
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Richard Albert Riehl Berlin Richard A. Riehl, age 83, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away at TidalHealth, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Born in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Phillip Riehl and Herta (Behrent) Riehl. Dick grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland. He graduated from Trade...
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