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S&R Club remains bulkhead staging ground

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Heavy construction equipment and materials used for bulkhead repairs will remain, for now, left in the area behind the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. Residents had complained of unsightly and unsafe conditions in the waterfront area adjacent to a park that’s often used by fishermen and dog… Read more »

Residents to OPA: Convert crab pier to nature preserve

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Residents of the Whitetail Sanctuary in Ocean Pines delivered a series of recommendations to the board regarding the crab pier last Friday, although the directors decided to delay any decision. During an April board meeting, General Manager John Bailey read from a report from Snow Hill firm J…. Read more »

Berlin 11-12 All-Stars take home state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The 11-12 Berlin Little League All-Star team won the state championship last week and is now in the hunt for a regional title. The squad captured the state championship on Saturday, July 28, in Hagerstown, shutting out Chesapeake City Little League, 6-0. “It’s a huge accomplishment for… Read more »

Goose group to meet on Aug. 16

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) A concerned citizens group has formed in the wake of the June 29 culling of about 300 Canada geese in Ocean Pines. Dubbed “The Ocean Pines Geese and Ecology Brain Trust Initiative: Securing a Balance,” the group plans to meet publicly for the first time on Thursday, Aug…. Read more »

Parke forum gives OPA voters another look at candidates

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidates participating in a forum last Wednesday issued a unified message – civility and transparency by leadership needs to improve and help is on the way. Last month, five of the seven candidates participated in the only forum sanctioned by Ocean Pines and… Read more »

Vandalism stalls plans for Decatur Park restrooms

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Vandalism of several Town of Berlin public bathrooms has led to a revaluation of planned permanent restrooms at Stephen Decatur Park. The Town Council on Monday voted 4-0 to delay seeking a grant for the work and to hold off building the new bathrooms for at least a… Read more »

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 »