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What to expect with bulkhead replacement

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) Anyone who drives past Pintail Park has seen the extensive bulkhead replacement work being done in Ocean Pines, as old wooden bulkheads are being replaced with vinyl. “With switching from wood to vinyl bulkheading over the last several years, the life expectancy of bulkheads has increased from 30… Read more »

Enjoy waterways safely with these three apps

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) Many people who move to the Eastern Shore do so to be close to the water. The region provides plenty of opportunities and places to enjoy the water, through boating, swimming, fishing and dining at one of the many waterfront restaurants. But for people to enjoy all… Read more »

Pickleball craze takes off in Ocean Pines and beyond    

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) Pickleball is all the rage in Ocean Pines. With 399 members, it far surpasses tennis, spec, platform, and timeless tennis. Today, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association named pickleball the fastest- growing sport in America for the third year in a row. Pickleball is a sport that’s… Read more »

Go native, help local birds, bees, butterflies

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) It’s that time of year when people are out working in the yard and garden shops are stocking up on plants for the season. As residents make their choices, it’s important for them to consider not just beauty, but the impact a plant might have on the… Read more »

OC Power Squadron offers free boat safety inspections

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) It’s about that time to get the boat in the water and the Ocean City Power Squadron wants to make sure all boaters take to the waters safely by being in compliance with federal and state laws, and particularly regarding the requirements for onboard safety equipment. That’s… Read more »

Berlin Development Meeting 

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 26, 2023) More than 80 people turned out at the Berlin Library last Wednesday night for a “guided conversation” on the present and future growth of Berlin. “This is part of a multistage process geared toward a community-wide discussion on growth,” Mayor Zack Tyndall told the audience. “We want it… Read more »

New Urbanism really just old-fashioned way

New Urbanism, as explained by architect Dhiru Thadani last Wednesday in Berlin, is just a new name for the old way this country’s cities and towns were developed in the pre-suburban sprawl era. Towns and big city neighborhoods back then seemed to have one of everything within walking distance for most people, as population centers… Read more »

Seared pork over greens with fried egg

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 What can’t you top with a good, fresh, local fried egg? There is egg custard ice cream, so I sit here with my A.D.D.-addled brain wondering how well a fried egg, sans salt and pepper, would fare on such a sweet offering. Perhaps I won’t try that one for… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Ensuring shore voices are heard in capitol Editor: As a Maryland State Senator representing Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties and with the end of the 2023 legislative session, I wanted to share my general approach to public service and the facts of how I advocate for our shore priorities with a new governor and administration,… Read more »