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‘Flight Time’ Races into Salisbury

SALISBURY – As if playing in front of millions of fans as a Harlem Globetrotter over the last 12 years wasn’t enough, Herb “Flight Time” Lang has captured the attention and imagination of millions in other ways as well. The Globetrotter was featured on a past season of CBS Television’s “The Amazing Race” and was… Read more »

Student Determined to Win Poetry Out Loud

BERLIN – When Stephen Decatur High School student Jacqueline Saldana selected the poems that would eventually win both the local and countywide Poetry Out Loud contest, she hadn’t really counted on making it all the way through to the state competition. So when her name wasn’t called as a finalist in Baltimore last weekend, she… Read more »

Successful Weekend for Seaside Boat Show

OCEAN CITY – Charlie Dorman, chairman of the Optimist Club’s Annual Seaside Boat Show, was having a busy day Friday even for the opening morning of the boat show. Some last minute position shifts had been required and as a result several new vendor spaces had opened up.  By the end of the weekend the… Read more »

A Philanthropic Fixture

OCEAN CITY – Over the last 28 years the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club has raised nearly $1.4 million at their annual Seaside Boat Show and returned that money directly to the community through grants scholarships and other kid-centered programs aimed at making young lives both better and a little more fulfilling. But the community benefits… Read more »

Young Leaders Society Debuts with Valentine's Day Carnival

BERLIN – The Berlin Intermediate School auditorium was buzzing with the kind of excitement that is generated when it’s filled with young people who are incredibly excited to be there, and that doesn’t even account for the children who were invited to the party. Saturday marked the coming out of the United Way Young Leaders… Read more »

Home is Where the Heart is

BERLIN – At the end of July, Sarah Weiss was unemployed and she and her four children were homeless and getting a little bit desperate. Last week the five of them became Ocean Pines residents and neighbors, beneficiaries of a nearly perfect confluence of connections luck and communal goodwill. The turnaround is such that Weiss… Read more »

AARP Free Tax Preparation Program

OCEAN PINES – When Donald and Wanda Olson started volunteering as tax preparers in 1993 taxes were an extraordinarily labor-intensive process. Forms were filled and added by hand and submitted by mail. The turnaround time was measured in weeks rather than days. A lot has changed about tax preparation in the intervening decades but the… Read more »

Tell Your Story and Be a Part of History

OCEAN PINES – With very few exceptions, much of history is a cobbled-together account of what important people thought about important events. There is little from the perspective of every day people about the every day events that better define an era than any broad overview. Humans have been studying history almost as long as… Read more »

McColgan in HBO film with Kate Winslet

BERLIN – Quinn McColgan, a third grader at Worcester Preparatory School, will star in the upcoming HBO Mini-Series, “Mildred Pierce,” with Oscar winner Kate Winslet. The five-part series begins March 27. McColgan plays Winslet’s daughter, Ray in the film. After several auditions for “Mildred Pierce,” she was cast in the part in March 2010. During… Read more »