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Berlin Planning Commission discusses new photo shop

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By Gee Williams, Contributing Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) Oceans East was granted approval to add eight housing units to its Phase II design at last Wednesday’s Berlin Planning Commission meeting. Brock Parker, land planner for the Oceans East development on Sea Hawk Road, said the main goal of the change was to enhance the symmetry… Read more »

Grain silo for Burkley Oak takes step forward

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By Gee Williams, Contributing Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) The construction of a grain silo at the Burley Oak Brewery took another step forward last Wednesday when the Berlin Planning Commission approved a zoning code amendment to allow that use in the brewery’s B-2 Shopping District on Old Ocean City Boulevard. By a vote of 6-1… Read more »

Kiwanis coat and toy drives

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By Lisa Capitelli, Managing Editor (Nov. 24, 2022) The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City has been collecting toys and coats each Wednesday in November for those in need. “Coats are overwhelming for ladies, but adult men and children are needed,” said David J. Landis Sr., public relations committee and chair of the Kiwanis… Read more »

Ocean Pines GM report


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola gave the following updates in his monthly GM report on Saturday: Fire workgroup The work group headed by Viola and members of the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department are going over proposals for fundraisers to either renovate or replace the South… Read more »

Aquatics Committee considering possible ‘OP-palooza’


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) The Ocean Pines Aquatics Committee is brainstorming ideas for a special event that will promote all that the association has to offer. Committee chair Ellen Hench described the effort as one of her pet projects, saying it’s something that could benefit the community in light of current… Read more »

Pines Golf briefs

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Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Nov. 25, 2022) The Ocean Pines Golf Committee discussed several items during its Thursday meeting. Sand Dawgs The committee heard an update from the progress of the Sand Dawgs, a group of golfers who regularly assist with golf course maintenance, committee chair Frank Brown said. Each member is assigned a hole… Read more »

OPA supporting bike and pedestrian access

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Nov. 24, 2022) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday agreed to submit a letter of endorsement in support of the efforts by the Worcester County Bike and Pedestrian Coalition with the Route 90 expansion project. The letter would go to the Maryland State Highway Administration as well as… Read more »

Professing support when it’s not critical

The reply to elected officials who argue they don’t oppose a sports complex, just the public funding of it, has to be, “So what?” If no public money is involved, these officials would have little say in the matter beyond being sure that such a facility meets zoning and other land use requirements. Consequently, politicians… Read more »