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Tell Your Story and Be a Part of History

OCEAN PINES – With very few exceptions, much of history is a cobbled-together account of what important people thought about important events. There is little from the perspective of every day people about the every day events that better define an era than any broad overview. Humans have been studying history almost as long as… Read more »

County Revenue Projection Shows $200K Shortfall

SNOW HILL – Worcester County assistant finance officer Phil Thompson presented the Worcester County Board of Commissioners with his department’s revenue projection for the fiscal year 2012. While the assessable base will only decline about $1 million this year, for the 2013 fiscal year the assessable base may drop more than $1 billion, according to… Read more »

Helen Holland Vinyard

MILLSBORO, Del. – Helen Holland Vinyard, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Abbeville, Ala., and was the daughter of the late Leslie and Irene (Solomon) Holland.     She attended Holy Trinity Cathedral near Berlin and was a… Read more »

Decatur takes down Kent Island

BERLIN – From the look of the score, 50-10, Stephen Decatur blew out Kent Island on Monday night by registering six pins and losing only four matches, but that did not tell the whole story, according to SDHS coach Kevin Gilligan, who was fuming after the match.  “Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Performance-wise, attitude-wise we were not… Read more »

New events will benefit Berlin

Working in partnership with the Main Street Maryland Program, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce has put together an outstanding, innovative schedule for the coming year. By adding events, and considering adding even more and by re-tooling other events to make them more visible and practical, the town is all set to take advantage of the… Read more »

SDHS grad has designs for her future

BERLIN – When Grace Toulotte graduates from University of Maryland College Park this spring she’ll more likely than not accept a job doing graphic design for her new alma mater. Going directly from the classroom to a paying job isn’t something many college undergraduates have lined up for this spring but Toulotte’s completing a nearly-lifelong… Read more »

OPA proposed budget includes fee increase

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson presented his proposed budget to the association members for 2011-2012 fiscal year. Although there will be more changes before February’s final approval, as it stands the $10 million budget includes a $45 assessment increase. The potential slots revenues will not be included in the coming… Read more »

SHA crews pre-treat interstates in preparation for two-day ice event

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a storm forecasted to begin later tonight and continue Tuesday with sleet, freezing rain and light snow possible through Wednesday morning. Motorists should be aware that even a thin layer of ice on the roadway can result in dangerous driving conditions. “Based on the latest forecast,… Read more »

Pot roast with roasted potatoes and turnips

One of the greatest challenges we face in our technical program is the short class times.  Following the county schedule, we have to make do with what we have. Recently, we entertained a local chapter of the Red Hat Ladies with my mother as the gracious hostess and it was time to break out one… Read more »

Robert W. Smith

OCEAN CITY – Robert Woodhall Smith, age 89, of Ocean City, formerly of Federalsburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Phillip Glenn Smith and Marion Haycroft Smith. He is survived by his wife Miriam Nichols Smith, whom he married on June 21, 1952, and by two… Read more »