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OPA Golf Woes Continue

  OCEAN PINES — Getting the golf course in shape is no longer merely a priority of OPA General Manager Bob Thompson. This week the board of directors officially gave Thompson license to prepare a detailed plan for fixing up the course and pitching it to them. Thompson caused a bit of a stir last… Read more »

Shore Up! Can Help with Heating Bills

BERLIN — In the coming weeks, the temperature will drop for good and the high cost of heating will put the bite on many area residents. For those who struggle to keep up with their energy bills, Shore Up! administers two state energy assistance plans aimed at helping keep the lights on and the house… Read more »

Beer May Flow in Berlin

BERLIN — Major events may get a new look and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce a new revenue source after the Town Council on Monday agreed to consider an ordinance that would allow events a one-day suspension of the open container laws. In the most technical sense, it is illegal to wander off the Atlantic… Read more »

Small Business Saturday in Berlin

BERLIN — While the big retailers inch Black Friday forward in an attempt to stretch the holiday shopping rush, small retailers are taking the opposite tack with the help of an unlikely sponsor: American Express. Last year the credit card company inaugurated Small Business Saturday to highlight supporting small local businesses not only as part… Read more »

Paul Suplee is a Tough Mudder

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Ocean Pines resident Paul Suplee woke up really sore Monday morning. The day before he’d run 12 miles through an obstacle course that included live electric wires that couldn’t be navigated without “mild electrocution” and a burning field. And he can’t wait to do it again. Suplee was among the more than… Read more »

Go Organic in Berlin

BERLIN — After a few months of buzz about what is going on in the former peach shed, located just off Main Street in the municipal parking lot, Go Organic officially opened its doors late last month. The shop, owned by Beth Gourley, is the result of a good idea getting enough traction to turn… Read more »

OP Youth Theater takes the show on the road

OCEAN PINES — One of the major strengths of the Ocean Pines Players Youth Theater is that the group has been around for long enough that, even though the kids continue to grow and leave, there is a core group of volunteer adults that have plenty of practice working with children. So when the troop… Read more »

Little Dresses for Africa

BERLIN — What was originally a fun Girl Scout project has become something of a mission for local amateur tailors who have come upon a fascinating recycling program of sorts with international implications. More than a dozen women have been coming together recently to convert pillow cases into dresses to be sent to clothe children… Read more »

White Chili

I cringe as I sit to write this article. We broke down and bought a slow-cooker, AKA a Crock Pot.  When ours broke a number of years ago, I went back to the more traditional manners of making pot roast, chili and other family favorites on the stovetop and in Dutch ovens. But, as time… Read more »

Henry continues to grow as an artist

By Tony Russo Staff Writer BERLIN — There has been kind of an inside joke, of which artist Patrick Henry is as much a part as the subject of, regarding the color red. As the story goes, he had to break out a deep, vibrant red for a reproduction he painted a few years ago… Read more »