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Bike/walk coalition wants community input

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Meeting follows successful talk in Ocean Pines; aim to educate, inform and inspire (Dec. 1, 2022) A community meeting regarding the exploration of walking and biking options will take place tonight at the Ocean City branch of the Worcester County Library at 6 p.m. The meeting is expected to last around 90 minutes and it… Read more »

OPA board meetings become members-only sessions

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Dec. 1, 2022) In a surprise announcement Monday afternoon, the Ocean Pines Association notified its members that from now on, a property owner identification card must be displayed to gain entry to the monthly regular board meetings and town halls. Though the OPA had said nothing officially to suggest such… Read more »

Berlin parade holiday tonight

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Town’s Yule event should draw thousands downtown tonight to see 51st edition (Dec. 1, 2022) The weather is cold, the fare is warm, the bright lights are hung and thus the locals are ready for the 51st annual Berlin Christmas Parade tonight. Thousands are expected to descend upon the Main Street corridor between the town’s… Read more »

‘Burnt Ends’ with Kansas City BBQ sauce

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I feel as if Thanksgiving is still looming around the corner, awaiting our arrival or perhaps we are ourselves still waiting for the day to get here. Time is always a blur this time of year, between the holidays, the end of the semester and getting ready for some… Read more »

One change for OPA’s new rule at meetings

The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ decision to open its meetings to members only has prompted the question of whether the board can legally do that. The answer is, yes, it can. State law governing homeowner’s associations says board meetings “shall be open to all members of the homeowners association or their agents.” The… Read more »

We must count our everyday blessings

Why should we celebrate Thanksgiving when things don’t seem to be going our way? Just look at the cost of Thanksgiving dinner alone: that’s gone way up over last year because of everything that’s been going wrong ever since the pandemic struck two years ago. Shipping costs have increased, fuel expenses have risen, feed and… Read more »

Bone-in filet, bearnaise and bone barrow

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Steak and Bearnaise. Has there ever been a more appropriate pairing? Indeed, yes there has, and I fell in love again last weekend. A couple weeks ago I made mention of having the privilege of tasting a 21-year-old Chardonnay, and it was magical. It was stunning, and none of… Read more »

Directors, residents debate Knupp skate park 

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors is pointing to the “temperature” in the community as to why it will not consider renaming the local skate park in memory of 14-year-old Gavin Knupp at this time. There were no fireworks at the regular board meeting on Saturday,… Read more »