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Berlin Falls plans moving forward

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) The Berlin Town Council on Monday welcomed a series of recommendations from the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee, the first to come from the group to the council. Included were endorsements to follow an interpretive plan for passive development of a portion of the park, to demolish all… Read more »

Chamber Music by the Sea returns in August

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) The third annual Chamber Music by the Sea series returns next month with four concerts scheduled in Snow Hill and Berlin, as well as a day of educational activities planned for student musicians. Festival Artistic Director Elena Urioste, a Philadelphia native, attended the Curtis Institute of Music in… Read more »

Depot lends brushes to Legion post repainting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) American Legion Post #231 on Saturday got a makeover by volunteers from the veterans’ organization with the help of a donation of paint and labor by Home Depot. “We’ve been trying to get this project started for three years. To get people to volunteer their time and with… Read more »

Study suggests OP reserves could run out within decade

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) No formal recommendation was made, but the consensus of the members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors at last Friday’s meeting on the association’s reserves was more money needs to be set aside. Ocean Pines hired Richmond, Virginia firm Design Management Associates Inc. in 2015 to conduct… Read more »

Experts weigh in on goose control

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) While some considered Ocean Pines’ resident Canada goose population to be unofficial mascots, outside-only pets or a welcome sight upon returning home, experts said maintaining such a population can stress systems that people spent a long time in getting just right. “The lawns, parks and golf courses we… Read more »

Berlin library opens new chapter

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) It was supposed to be a soft opening for the Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library, but about 400 people showed up within the first hour and a half on Tuesday to welcome the new library to town, according to county library Director Jennifer Ranck. The $6.25… Read more »

Pines special meeting ends in handshakes

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Doug Parks remains president of the Ocean Pines Association and he apparently apologized during a special meeting Friday to Director Slobodan Trendic for belittling comments made in this paper. The two men quarreled during and after a June 23 regular board meeting over a discussion about the resignation… Read more »

OPA geese on way to Maryland Food Bank, source says

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) The meat from Canada geese rounded up in Ocean Pines on June 29 is in the process of being donated to the Maryland Food Bank, according to a representative from the nonprofit reached for comment on Monday. Ocean Pines residents, upon hearing news reports last week about the… Read more »

Bathtub Races getting international spotlight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Berlin’s annual Bathtub Races went international this year as the subject of a two-minute TV spot on Voice of America. The network, begun in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda, is a U.S. government-funded international broadcast service sent out in more than 40 different languages and with an estimated… Read more »

Five take part in candidate forum

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Five of the seven remaining candidates for the Ocean Pines Board participated last Wednesday in the only scheduled public forum. Held at in the upstairs ballroom of the yacht club and hosted by the elections committee, it included Steve Tuttle, Frank Daly, Greg Turner, Paula Gray and Ted… Read more »