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Auditors: ‘financial health of the town appears strong’

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 14, 2017) The Town of Berlin is in strong financial position, according to a fiscal year 2017 audit report by Salisbury firm PKS & Company. Berlin received an unmodified or clean opinion, which is the highest level of assurance given, PKS partner Michael Kleger told the Town Council Monday… Read more »

Executive council works to reopen communication

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 14, 2017) Communication channels between committees, department heads and the general manager were reopened at the Ocean Pines Association Executive Council meeting last Monday at the Tern Grille. The executive council — the board of directors and various committee chairs — generally convenes once or twice a year with… Read more »

Flurry of resolution overhauls under OPA consideration

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) Four first readings of amendments to the resolutions governing the Ocean Pines Association were introduced at an Ocean Pines Board of Directors meeting last Thursday. Some were matters of housekeeping, while others involved substantial changes to association procedures. The alteration to Resolution B-04, for example, would change… Read more »

Volunteers feed hundreds in Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) More than 200 meals were provided to people in the Berlin area during the second annual “Artists Giving Back, a Holiday Meal for those in need,” presented last Tuesday by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee. Organizer Robin Tomaselli said most of the meals were served at… Read more »

Pines nonprofit benefits soldiers serving overseas


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 7, 2017) A Maryland Army National Guard truck pulled up to Anna Foultz’s home in Ocean Pines last Thursday to haul away dozens of bags of items donated for soldiers serving overseas. Foultz and her late husband, Carl, started the “Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers Overseas” drive two decades… Read more »

Tree lighting signals start of Berlin’s 150th anniversary


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) Mayor Gee Williams threw the switch Saturday night on what he called a “very special” town Christmas tree, unofficially kicking off a yearlong celebration. “It’s going to be a very special year, here in America’s coolest small town,” Williams said during the tree lighting. “With deep appreciation… Read more »

‘Colby Claus’ will lend hand to Santa


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) It’s a poorly kept secret that Santa and Ocean Pines Aquatics Director Colby Phillips are close friends. Because of that close relationship, Phillips, for the fifth year, is helping St. Nicholas send letters to children throughout the community. Anyone who sends an email with his or her… Read more »

Four first readings in final OPA meeting of ‘17

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) Four first readings of proposed amendments to the Ocean Pines Association resolutions will be on the agenda during a rare board of directors meeting tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Assateague Room of the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Board President Doug Parks said Monday… Read more »

Guinness confirms record for juggler Cascading Carlos


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) “Cascading Carlos” Mir recently added another hyphenate to his long list as a performer and entertainer – Guinness World Record holder. On Nov. 7, Mir received an email confirming that his diabolo throw of 78 feet 5 inches at the Holiday Inn on 66th Street in Ocean… Read more »

Mayor Morrison hospitalized

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(Nov. 30, 2017) Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison underwent emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm on Wednesday after reportedly losing consciousness earlier that day. Town officials said Morrison was rushed from his home by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury at about 2:30 a.m. Doctors at the hospital diagnosed Morrison with a brain aneurysm… Read more »