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GM John Viola reports rosy end to fiscal year for OPA

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 25, 2023) April is the end of the fiscal year for the Ocean Pines Association and once again the results are good. “The bottom line is this, we are favorable for the year, and in March we were favorable by about $1.1 million,” association General Manager John Viola told… Read more »

Jerry Murphy runs for Ocean Pines Board of Directors

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(May 18, 2023) Jerry Murphy has already made a mark on Ocean Pines. He was the builder of the round houses that can be seen throughout the neighborhood. Now he wants to make his mark in another way, as a candidate for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Four candidates are now vying for the… Read more »

Jeffrey Heavner files for seat on OP Board of Directors

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) Jeffery Heavner and his wife were first attracted to Ocean Pines in 2017 and purchased a condominium in Marina Village to relax and enjoy the amenities on weekends. They loved it so much that they purchased their current home in 2019 and became permanent residents. That love… Read more »

Students get dose of history at local Veterans Memorial 

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (My 18, 2023) The fifth-grade class of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School got a history lesson on Wednesday with a field trip to the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines. The trip is part of a countywide program to bring all fifth graders to the memorial to learn about… Read more »

Wooden Octopus gets design help


By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) Two times the charm for Matthew Amey, owner of 8 Jefferson Street in Berlin, a house built in 1900 that he and his wife, Lisa Tossey, bought in 2015 for their home and workspace. Amey has gone before the Berlin Historic District Commission twice to get approval for the… Read more »

Micro-park gift to Berlin from local family

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer Evermoore Park, in heart of town, will provide special green space for all to enjoy  (May 11, 2023) Berlin is about to get a micro-park, thanks to Deborah and Michael Everett, the new owners of 1 Main Street. The building was a bank in its former life, which began in… Read more »

Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day at Pintail Park

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By Cindy Hoffman (April 20, 2023) The Ocean Pines Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day last Thursday with a tree planting in Pintail Park to honor friends and relatives who passed away during the previous year. The celebration included music by the Delmarva Chorus and bagpiper Mike Castoro. Family members who lost loved ones helped to… Read more »

Fox sightings more common in springtime   

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 6, 2023) Spring is in the air, and that means it’s mating season for foxes, so don’t be surprised to see a few running around Ocean Pines looking for a date. According to Maryland DNR, the ideal red fox habitat includes a mix of open fields (or beaches) small… Read more »

Crew commended for inlet rescue   

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (March 30, 2023) The crew of the Ocean City headboat Ocean Princess, Capt. Victor Bunting of Berlin and mates Jeff Nottingham and Matthew Moran of West Ocean City, were honored Monday night by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for helping to rescue a group of personal watercraft operators on… Read more »

Full text of opening remarks by Board President Parks

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The following is a statement from Ocean Pines Association President Doug Parks read during last Saturday’s board meeting: Everyone is aware of the terrible tragedy that occurred last summer regarding 14-year-old Gavin Knupp. No one can imagine the grief and suffering being endured by the parents at the loss of their child. As the investigation… Read more »