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OP Chamber to host car show, Sat.

(Sept. 1, 2022) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual car show on Saturday, Sept. 3. The car show will be held at Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack roads. Several food trucks will be there as well as Radio Ocean City for entertainment. For more… Read more »

An early present for Josh

Youth’s incurable cancer makes Christmas special (Sept. 1, 2022)  was beaming as an Ocean Pines fire engine, following a police car with lights flashing, made its way down Sandyhook Road Saturday evening. And what to Josh’s wondering eyes did appear but Santa Claus, descending from the passenger seat of the fire engine, carrying an armload… Read more »

Holiday events in Ocean City, surrounding communities

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Array of festivities planned for July 3, 4 and 5 By Mallory Panuska, Staff Writer Fireworks will not blast off in Ocean City limits on July 4, but an array of other activities are planned in and around the resort this weekend and beyond to celebrate America’s independence. As of earlier this week, these are… Read more »

WWII vet takes in 96th birthday on Boardwalk in OC


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer It’s hard to surprise Morris Semiatin on his birthday these days. The 96-year-old celebrated another one on June 1, this one with family, friends and well-wishers singing him happy birthday in front of the Ocean City Firefighters Memorial on the Boardwalk. Last year, a motorcade parade featuring local first responders… Read more »

Community bike ride Friday starts at Heron Park

The Worcester County Pedestrian Bike Coalition and Tommy’s Bicycle Works are teaming up to put on the Berlin Community Bike Ride at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The bike ride starts at Heron Park and features a five-mile route through downtown Berlin. Tommy’s Bicycle Works owner Tom Simon says the bike ride is for new and experienced… Read more »

Reggae Play Day returns to Main Street


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer Reggae Play Day is back after a two-year hiatus with reggae music plus beer, wine and food on May 14 on Main Street. The annual event, sponsored every year by Ocean 98, hasn’t been scheduled since 2019 due to covid-19. “We’re an arts and entertainment district and we’re always looking… Read more »

Spring Just Walk back Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer After a year off, “Spring Just Walk” is back at Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street on Saturday. The biannual Just Walk event, facilitated through a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department and the Berlin Parks Commission, has missed two of its last three events, having returned for the… Read more »

Berlin named most charming small town in Maryland


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer Berlin added another feather to its cap of outsider compliments when travel platform Trips to Discover named it to its list of most “charming” small towns in every state recently. “Berlin was named Budget Travel‘s ‘Coolest Small Town in America,’ and we agree that it has loads of appeal,” the… Read more »

Jazz and Blues this Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Berlin Chamber of Commerce’s Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews festival comes back to Main Street at full strength on Saturday, a year removed from having to accommodate covid-19 restrictions to facilitate the event. The free, eight-hour event, from 2-10 p.m., will feature two alternating stages — one for… Read more »

OP resident pens true crime novel

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By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer After years of stalled writing projects, Ocean Pines resident Terry Adcock got the time he needed to write his crime novel, “They Call Me Ms.” When he had to retire for medical reasons. Intended for fans of fast-paced crime fiction and suspense, Adcock’s book centers on protagonist Vic Carella, formerly… Read more »