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Motorists, Citizens Address Council On Troubled Weekend

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BY SHAWN J. SOPER

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OCEAN CITY – In the first real public forum on Monday since another “intolerable” unsanctioned motor vehicle event two weeks ago, it was clear nerves are still raw and tensions remain high, but there appears to be some willingness for reconciliation. It was clear from the beginning during Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting most of the large crowd in attendance was not there for the mundane agenda. When it came time for the public comment period, many spoke out against the unsanctioned H2Oi event while others sought answers from their city leaders. For the first time, publicly at least, even some participants in the unsanctioned event made their feelings known. The public comment session ran the gamut from fear and anger to distrust and resentment from both sides. Respect was a recurring theme and both sides appeared to offer olive branches and attempts at reconciliation. When the lengthy public comment period ended, one thing was perfectly clear, however. Nearly every speaker said change has to come and will likely come although it remains uncertain in just what form. The Mayor and Council were scheduled to meet with legal representation and other city leaders in a closed session on Tuesday afternoon to begin discussing the city’s options. Some in attendance on Monday resented the options being discussed in a closed session, but there were certain legal remedies likely to be discussed to which the public is not privy at this point.

Locals Express Concerns Whatever comes out of that closed session, and changes are brought forth going forward, local resident Rebecca Yates said the residents should get behind the proposed solutions. “As a citizen, I encourage residents to support the council and the decisions they have to make to make Ocean City a better community,” she said. “I’m hoping we can move forward in a positive way.” Local resident Harriet Pilert questioned what steps are being undertaken or will be to assure there won’t be a repeat of the weekend events two weeks ago. “I would like to know what plan we have,” she said. “We’ve already heard they are coming back, maybe even this weekend to mess up Cruisin and I don’t think any of us want that.” Pilert raised concern about the wording on the Special Event Zone signage, pointing out it essentially acknowledges the unsanctioned event as an official event. SEE PAGE 73


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hourly parking rate hikes gain early Momentum

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BY SHAWN J. SOPER

MANAGING EDITOR

OCEAN CITY – While no firm decisions have been made with much more work to be done, the resort’s parking task force appears poised to recommend a plan that would hike the rates during the peak times, but throw a bone to residents and visitors in the shoulder season. The parking task force reconvened last Thursday after a summer hiatus, during which City Engineer Terry McGean and his staff along with consultant Dan Kupferman collected data, took aerial pictures and crunched numbers to come up with a series of options for increasing parking revenue while making it equitable and affordable for residents and visitors. Thurs-

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ists, including the Inlet lot, the municipal lots and on the street in the downtown areas is the low-hanging fruit for the task force. In subsequent meetings, the task force will explore adding on-street paid parking in the ocean block from 11th to 33rd streets or perhaps even 11th Street to the Delaware line, but that is a discussion for another day. On Thursday, the focus was on the areas where paid parking already exists and McGean presented several alternatives based on his own observations, the information collected, the consultant’s recommendations and suggestions from the task force members. Each came with different hourly rates at certain times of the year, beginning and ending times for paid parking and the potential revenue in-

day’s first task force meeting after the summer break focused on the fee structure in existing paid-parking areas including the Inlet lot, the various municipal lots and on the street in certain areas downtown. “We took the opportunity over the summer to collect some data and compile some suggestions from the committee,” said McGean. “My feeling is we got what we needed from the consultant. Now, it’s time for the committee to go to work and start forming some recommendations to the Mayor and Council. At this meeting, we’re going to review some alternatives for existing paid parking. We’re starting off with the easy one.” Indeed, examining several alternatives for changing the rate structure in areas where paid parking already ex-

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and during the season it would be business as usual.” Task Force member Chris Mitchell agreed that proposed option would accomplish the goals of the exercise. “It’s great for the consumer,” he said. “The message is yes, we’re going to raise the rate during the peak times in June, July and August, but we’re giving back free parking during the week.” With that said, the task force turned its attention on the municipal lots and the on-street paid parking areas below 10th Street. McGean presented several options for both, but the task force members all agreed the formula for the apparently favored Option C for the Inlet lot should be mirrored in the municipal lots and the on-street parking in order to simplify it and make it easy to understand for the consumers. McGean presented prepared ballots outlining each of the options for the Inlet lot, the municipal lots and the on-street parking and instructed task force members to fill them out and vote for the options they favored the most. There is also an opportunity for the task force members to add comments to their ballots, or borrow an element from one of the options and add it to another. McGean instructed the task force members to return their ballots by next week, at which time he will compile the votes and the suggestions and begin forming a framework

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for recommendations to the Mayor and Council. While no decisions have been made and the votes haven’t been tallied, it appears the task force is in favor of hiking the parking rates during the peak season, but giving something back in the form of free parking during the week in the shoulder seasons and even possibly a free shuttle from the Park-and-Ride. There was also some discussion of weekly, monthly or seasonal passes with reduced rates. Task force member Joel Brous said the proposed formula appears to include something for everyone. “Free parking during the week and the free shuttle pass is a slam dunk,” he said. “We would still get the revenue increases, but I think it would be very palatable for our residents and guests.” Mayor Rick Meehan agreed with most of the proposed changes. “I think what we’re doing to offset some of the increases in terms of free days will make this fair and equitable to the public,” he said. Task force member Bill Gibbs, who, from the beginning, has been opposed to paid parking in the offseason during the week agreed the proposed option was fair. “I’m pleased we’re leaning toward free during the week,” he said. “It’s good for downtown and it’s good for the city. It’s also goodwill for our visitors.”

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BY SHAWN J. SOPER

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SNOW HILL – A Worcester County man, convicted in July of armed robbery, was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison, all but eight of which were suspended. Back on July 10, Jeremy Flatley, 18, of Newark, was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon after he and a co-defendant lured two victims to JEREMY Newark using the “Let FLATLEY Go” online sales app before holding them up at gunpoint. Back in Worcester County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Flatley was sentenced to a combined 20 years in

prison for the armed robbery and attempted armed robbery convictions, all but eight years of which were suspended. Flatley was also placed on supervised probation for four years upon his release. The disposition of the codefendant in the case is not known. The charges against Flatley stem from an incident last Feb. 20. Flatley and the unnamed co-defendant lured two victims to Newark using the “Let Go” app under the pretense of selling them a four-wheeler. When the two victims arrived, Flatley and the co-defendant brandished guns and demanded money. One of the victims threw his wallet toward Flatley and fled the area on foot as shots were fired. During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to obtain messages sent between Flatley and the co-defendant setting up the robbery.

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OCEAN CITY – Updates on a West Ocean City shared use path and improvements to a downtown sidewalk highlighted this week’s meeting of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. This week, State Highway Administration Assistant District Engineer Jana Potvin presented the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee with an update on bicycle and pedestrian projects in and around Ocean City. In late June, officials broke ground on a new bike and pedestrian path in West Ocean City. For the most part, the 10-foot wide trail will run along the south side of Route 50 from Route 611 to the bridge. The project also includes

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a crossing at the intersection near Hooper’s Crab House where bikers and pedestrians can access the path. “It’s ongoing,” Potvin said. “They are still on schedule to be complete, or at least have substantial completion, by the end of the year.” Potvin said that while the shared use path would be in use at that time, crosswalks and striping would likely be added at a later date. “Some of the improvements as far as striping are likely to be looped in with the repaving project that we have on [Route] 50,” she said. Potvin noted the project will move to the westbound side of Route 50 in the near future. “They are moving along and on schedule,” she said. The goal of the project is to enable pedestrians and bicyclists to travel safely between West Ocean City and downtown areas of the resort. It is for the same safety reasons that committee members are also working with SHA officials to create a shared use path on a section of 14-foot sidewalk at South Philadelphia Avenue. The path, which runs from Caroline Street to South 1st Street, could be used by bikers and pedestrians traveling between the Inlet and St. Louis Avenue, as well as by those coming over the bridge from the West Ocean City shared use path. Public Works Director Hal Adkins said the improvements would make the sidewalk compliant. “On any given block – let’s use Talbot and Dorchester as an example – the 14-foot stamped concrete is staying just the way it has for the last 20 years,” he said. “They are ripping off each end and fixing the ramps to be compliant for a shared use path.” Potvin said she wanted the committee to review the plans and make comments and suggestions for the project. She questioned where the bikers would go once the 14-foot sidewalk ended at South 1st Street. “What is the intention?” she said. “Where are they supposed to go? They enter the roadway at that point. Are there plans for where they want to be directed in the future, not necessarily as part of this?” Adkins noted the sidewalk narrowed to 5 feet near the Oceanic Fishing Pier. He added that widening the sidewalk would require further thought and possibly a discussion with neighboring property owners. Potvin said there are no plans to add markings to the sidewalk, but committee member Joe Marx questioned if a barrier should be included near the ramps. “We’ll need to discuss that,” Adkins said. Adkins said resort officials would need to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding the shared use path before contractors return to town for milling and paving and sidewalk projects along South Philadelphia Avenue.


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SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Planning Commission agreed to give a favorable recommendation to a request to rezone 18 acres at the intersection of Route 346 and Route 50. The commission voted 5-0 to forward the request, which is to reclassify 18 acres of agricultural land as C-2 commercial, to the Worcester County Commissioners with a favorable recommendation. The rezoning would allow

property owner Ernest Gerardi to move forward with plans for a convenience store and other commercial uses on the site. “This parcel would be very difficult to farm,” commission member Jay Knerr said. “I do believe C-2 would be a better use.” According to attorney Joe Moore, the property’s current agricultural zoning was a mistake. He said the oddly configured property — which is shaped like a triangle — was bounded by roads on two sides and an electric substation

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on the other, making it difficult to farm. Moore said Gerardi had intended to move toward commercial development of the site for some time and had initially approached the Town of Berlin seeking annexation of the property. The two parties were not able to come to agreement, however. “When we got to the final stages where I was literally preparing an annexation agreement, we were unable to reach agreement with Mr. Gerardi and the town with our respective circumstances, so we withdrew our annexation,” Moore said. “We did so with the consent, and really, the suggestion of the mayor, because it was obvious if we didn’t have an annexation agreement the town couldn’t move forward with they weren’t going to annex.” Moore said Mayor Gee Williams advised him that the town understood that Gerardi would instead pursue rezoning in the county. “He says the town understood at that time that Mr. Gerardi would file a subsequent application for rezoning in the county to which the Town of Berlin has no objections,” Moore said. He added that while there was already a lot of commercial zoning on Route 50, most of it was east of Route 589. He acknowledged that there was some commercial zoning on Route 818 but said that it was not as visible

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as Gerardi’s property. “Whether or not we are annexed, we are a commercial location that will serve the town,” he said. “You all know … downtown Berlin, which is the commercial hub of the town, is absolutely developed. There is no parking potential there, there’s no additional zoned properties downtown. There are properties on 818 for commercial use but this is unique in that it provides the single most visible property to what we call the gateway of the town.” Moore asked attorney Hugh Cropper to talk about another zoning change less than five miles to the west of Gerardi’s property. “I represented Sun Communities at Fort Whaley,” Cropper said. “We came before this commission and rezoned 28 acres from C-2 general commercial district down to ag district, this being less than five miles away. Mr. Moore’s requesting 18 acres of commercial.” Cropper added that he too thought the agricultural zoning of Gerardi’s property was a mistake. “I think the other zones are inappropriate for a variety of reasons,” he said. “I think the commercial zoning is more desirable in terms of the comprehensive plan. It is a growth area.” The commission voted 5-0 to give the rezoning a favorable recommendation.


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Park Residents Appeal County Plan

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BERLIN – The enforcement plan intended to make sure people aren’t living in White Horse Park full-time is being challenged a week after it was approved by county officials. Attorney Hugh Cropper, who represents the group of White Horse Park residents fighting the county’s restrictions against year-round occupancy in that community, submitted the first of five appeals to the Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday. The appeals, each of which come on behalf of a year-round resident, are being made on the basis that the county’s plan to fine property owners who fail to abide by the park’s seasonal restrictions comes too late. “In my opinion the county has waived the right to fine people,” Cropper said. “They’ve known about these year-round occupancies since the 1990s.” Last Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved an enforcement plan to ensure residents weren’t staying in White Horse Park year-round. The plan, outlined to property owners in a letter dated Oct.1, involves issuing citations and fines to those who don’t obey the park’s seasonal residency restrictions, which state that between Sept. 30 and April 1 units shall not be occupied for more than 30 consecutive days or an aggregate of 60 days.

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“In the event that enforcement becomes necessary, you will be guilty of a civil infraction and may be issued a civil citation each day the violation continues,” the letter reads. “The fine for the first civil infraction shall be $100. Thereafter, fines will escalate each day with a fine of $250 for a second offense, $500 for a third offense and $1,000 each day for a fourth and each subsequent offense.” The enforcement action comes after the commissioners rejected a text amendment submitted by Cropper on behalf of roughly 50 residents who live in the community full-time. The amendment would have allowed those who have lived in the community since June of 2018 to remain there until they died or moved. While there have reportedly always been people living in the community full-time, the county didn’t begin efforts to enforce the park’s seasonal restrictions until 2018. That’s when the existing 50 or so fulltime residents — most of them senior citizens — hired Cropper to find a way to amend the county code in a way that would allow them to continue living in their homes. Cropper said this week he was appealing the county’s enforcement decision because it was time-barred. He said the county had been aware that people were living in White Horse Park full-time for decades but was just now proceeding with enforcement.


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SALISBURY – One Salisbury teen was killed this week and another now faces first-degree murder and other charges after a stabbing near an apartment complex late Sunday night. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday, Maryland State Police (MSP) troopers responded to Parkwood apartments on Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury for a reported stabbing incident. Upon arrival, MSP troopers found the victim, identified as Seth Abbey, 18, of Salisbury, in the parking lot of the apartment complex with multiple stab wounds. Abbey’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. According to police reports, Abbey was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident when their car broke down. The couple was reportedly walk-ing on Beaglin Park Drive when they were apCOBEY MISHLER proached by three individuals on bicycles, including Cobey Mishler, 18, of Salisbury, and two juveniles. According to charging documents, an altercation broke out between Abbey and Mishler, during which Mishler stabbed Abbey multiple times. The three suspects then fled the area toward Parkside High School where they disposed of the knife. Early on in the investigation, MSP investigators identified Mishler as the suspect and he was wanted throughout the day on Monday. MSP homicide detectives worked with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office to obtain an arrest warrant for Mishler. Around 5 p.m. on Monday, Mishler was arrested at a residence on Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury without further incident. Mishler has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Following a bail review hearing on Wednesday, Mishler was ordered to be held without bond. Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil quickly pulled together by the West Salisbury Little League organization, with which Abbey played, was held Monday night in support of the victim and his family. Abbey also played baseball for the Delmarva Aces program, which paid tribute to him in a social media post. “A young man was taken too soon from us last night,” the post reads. “RIP Seth, who will be remembered as a fierce competitor and player where no moment was ever too big. More importantly, Seth was a great person, son, brother, friend and teammate and he will always be remembered.”

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OCEAN CITY – The inaugural Spartan obstacle race held in the downtown area last weekend was a huge success with thousands competing in the event. For the first time, Spartan, a Boston-based company that produces high-intensity obstacle course races all over the country and the world, brought its sprint-style competition to Ocean City last weekend. While the final number of participants is not known, over 3,300 racers pre-registered for the event. The Spartan obstacle course event included a festival village at the Inlet parking lot with tents featuring food, music and vendors. The race itself took place largely on the Boardwalk, beach and side streets in the downtown area with all manner of obstacles to overcome. Thousands of racers competed in the event, which included obstacles such as cargo nets, walls to traverse, rope climbs, monkey bars, water hazards, atlas carries, spear throws, sandbag carries and many others. Spartan produces similar events all over the country with different courses and varying degrees of difficulty, including the sprint format, which was in place last weekend in Ocean City. Ocean City Tourism Director Donna Abbott, who coordinated the event with Spartan officials, said she spent much of last Saturday at the event and called it an unqualified success. “The Spartan race was fantastic,” she said. “I spent most of the day at their village in the Inlet lot speaking with participants. Everyone I spoke with had a great time and provided us with positive feedback on their Ocean City experience. It also appeared that folks who were on the Boardwalk enjoyed watching the competition at the various ob-

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OCEAN CITY – The good news is Ocean City’s employee pension fund remains strong, while the bad news is the town continues to take losses on the market investments that help fuel it. The Mayor and Council last week got a lengthy review of the status of the town’s two employee pension funds, including one for general employees and another for its public safety employees. The presentation was long and detailed, but boiled down to its simplest terms, the review

showed Ocean City’s two pension funds are in solid shape with the general employee’s pension funded a little over 86% and the public safety plan funded at around 82%. Of course, 100% is the ideal, but that lofty number is largely a pipe dream for most jurisdictions including counties and cities. Nationally, the average is around 73%, so Ocean City is doing much better than many of its colleagues in terms of funding levels for its pension plans. What is concerning, however, is the presentation revealed the town is not achieving its desired returns in terms of

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investments made with the pension funds, investments that should allow it to grow and inch closer to that ideal 100% mark. In its simplest terms, town employees invest in their own pensions upon retirement through contributions from their salaries. The town also contributes to the pension funds each year to ensure the balances are stable enough and strong enough to support the level of funding needed to pay employee pensions for the long haul. The town’s employees contribute to the pension plan through contributions taken out of their paychecks over their careers with the city. The town matches

those contributions and then the Pension Board, working with the actuary and financial advisors, make investments in the stock market, for example, to help the fund grow larger for the employees upon their retirement. Actuary Ed Koebel of Cavanaugh MacDonald presented an overview of the town’s pension plan last Tuesday, although no action was required of the council. Instead, it was a broad overview of the status of the pension plan and recommendations are forthcoming, perhaps at the next work session. Koebel explained the pension plan SEE NEXT PAGE

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“We’re on a losing streak. We’re getting our tails whooped. It’s one thing to be on a losing streak when times are tough, but times are pretty good right now.” Councilman Mark Paddack agreed and pointed to a robust economy and healthy market in terms of his own personal investments. “The last three years, we’re showing losses,” he said. “In my own investments, I haven’t shown a loss in 10 years. The assumption of a 7% return on our investments is too high in my estimation as well. We’re dealing with taxpayer money here. I don’t know what the magic number is, but 7% is probably too high.” Koebel reminded resort officials the town’s pension fund is very stable and should be for years to come despite the short-term losses in return on investments. “You are able to pay your retirees for years to come,” he said. “You have $60 million in the pension fund right now. If you didn’t put in another dollar, you could pay the beneficiaries for the next 20 years.” Councilman Matt James agreed the healthy pension fund was beneficial to the town, but also voiced concern about the short-term losses in return on investment. “Our bond rating is so good because our pension fund is strong,” he said. “When I see a loss in the last three years, that concerns me because people all over are growing money.” Gehrig warned against the town resting on its laurels with a healthy, stable pension fund without keeping an eye on the investments. “To say we’re in good shape leads to carelessness,” he said. “I’m not concerned with how we compare to others. We were 87% funded and now we’re 86%. We took a loss in a market that has been very favorable.” Council Secretary Mary Knight agreed the pension fund investments bottom line bore more scrutiny. “We need to look at why we are in the negative in what is such a vibrant market,” she said. “I think we need more information on this.” Councilman Dennis Dare pointed out the town cannot be willy-nilly with the market investment from the pension fund. Gehrig added, “Look, we’ve done a great job in getting to that 87%, but the challenge is the last five years we have had losses. We need to go on a winning streak. I don’t want to sweep this under the rug because the trend is going backward when we should be going forward.” Mayor Rick Meehan pointed out the town has its pension fund in the great shape it is in because of following the recommendations to the actuary, the pension board and the town’s finance and budget officers. “We have always funded the full amount recommended by the actuary to stay on track for the 10-year amortization,” he said. “We’ve been very aggressive with it and that’s why our fund is so strong.”

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is reviewed and changes are advised based on certain assumptions over five years. For example, the pension plan makes certain demographic assumptions including mortality rates for those receiving benefits. If Ocean City’s retirees, most of whom receive benefits for life, live longer than the assumptions, there is a greater strain on the pension plan. Other demographic considerations are salary increases, cost of living adjustments and the number of employees retiring in a given year versus the number of new employees taken on. Another leg of that stool, and perhaps the most important, is the return on investment of pension plan funds in the markets. Koebel said Ocean City’s pension plan assumes a return of 7% in its investments, a target that town has not reached in recent years. For example, the pension fund investments only returned 1.5% in 2019. While the investments did return 8.7% in 2018 and 9.7% in 2017, the pension fund investments also took a 3.5% loss in 2016 and a gain of only 5.6% in 2015. Councilman John Gehrig questioned if the 7% return on investment goal was too lofty considering the recent performance. “I think we need to adjust that 7%,” he said. “We need to know what it’s going to cost us to maintain the 80%-plus funded ratio. We don’t want that to keep going in the other direction.” Gehrig pointed out the pension plan is currently funded around 86%, dropping from the 87% in the last review, largely because of the poor return on investments. He also pointed out the pension fund came in considerably higher than what was anticipated the last time around, but that windfall was not reinvested in the pension plan. “We have a shortfall,” he said. “We either fund it from the budget, or we have to raise the rate. In 2017, we had a surplus of $350,000 and we had a big debate. When we have a good year, what should we do with that surplus? We voted to put that $350,000 in the general fund. Now, we’re probably going to need to put money in because it has gone the other way. Now, we’re on a four-year losing streak. Do we need to adjust our assumptions?” For his part, Koebel said it might be a knee-jerk reaction to change the assumption on the return on investment and reminded the council it should be looked at as a five-year average. “Not necessarily,” he said. “We don’t look at it every single year. You should still be in that 7% range over time. These are long-term assumptions. You don’t want to make changes in them every year. That defeats the purpose of the pension fund. You have to let your investment work. Some years will be up and some years will be down.” Nonetheless, Gehrig pointed out at 1.5% last year, the investment return is nowhere near the assumed 7%. “We’re not even close to that number,” he said.

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BERLIN – As part of the ongoing stormwater mitigation work in the Town of Berlin, the creation of a submerged gravel wetland is scheduled to begin next week. The project will take place on an existing property owned by the town located between Graham Avenue and Old Ocean City Boulevard in between Burley Oak Brewing Company and The Dispatch office. “This property will become an area for stormwater to collect from Graham Avenue and nearby streets and be filtered before continuing into the Hudson Branch waterway,” Mayor Gee Williams

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said. “This will help alleviate some of the flooding experienced in that neighborhood during significant rainfalls, as well as contribute to the overall water quality of the Hudson Branch.” Streets and sidewalks will be impacted during construction, so residents and visitors are urged to follow detours and expect delays. The majority of the funding is through grants from the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and Chesapeake Bay Trust. When complete, in addition to being a stormwater mitigation area, the property will become a habitat for native plants, insects, birds and other wildlife.

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OCEAN CITY – Ocean City is designated a Special Event Zone beginning through Sunday, Oct. 13, during the Endless Summer Cruisin event. The zone reduces established speed limits and increases fines for violations. Along with reduced speed limits, citizens should expect to see a large police presence as officers from multiple allied agencies will be assisting the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD). Officers from the Ocean City Police Department, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland Natural Resources Police will be strictly enforcing all traffic laws. Spectators are urged to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic and should not incite the spinning of wheels or “burn-outs” by motorist. Officers will enforce all laws for spectators who incite drivers, as well as cite drivers for these violations. With high pedestrian traffic expected, pedestrians are also urged to always use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Wait for the signal to change and be sure that drivers see you while crossing.

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Naked Guy Streaks Through Parking Lot

OCEAN CITY – A Dagsboro man was arrested on indecent exposure charges last weekend after allegedly running naked through an uptown convenience store parking lot. Around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to a convenience store parking lot at 120th Street for a reported sexual offense and indecent exposure call. The caller told Ocean City Communications she was pumping gas at the convenience store when Steven Rusiewicz, 37, of Dagsboro, ran through the parking lot with no clothes on and was last seen running west on 120th Street. OCPD officers canvassed the area and located a naked Rusiewicz on 120th Street. According to police reports, Rusiewicz told the officers he had been drinking vodka and that he had also taken acid. Rusiewicz reportedly told police he had left his girlfriend’s apartment and began running toward the beach. According to police reports, he told officers as he was running to the beach, he began to take his clothes off because he “felt it was the right thing to do.” When Rusiewicz reached the beach at 121st Street, he took off his pants, which was the last article of clothing he was wearing. Rusiewicz said at that point, he decided to run back to his girlfriend’s apartment. However, he told police the last thing he remembered before talking with them was running across Coastal Highway at 120th Street. OCPD officers spoke with the female victim, who told police it was disturbing to see a naked man with his private parts exposed run past her while she was pumping gas at the convenience store. The victim positively identified Rusiewicz as the man who had exposed himself to her at the convenience store parking lot. As a result, Rusiewicz was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. The police report did not include information on if and how Rusiewicz was clothed before being transported to the Public Safety Building for processing.

Drunken Tirade Arrest

OCEAN CITY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested last weekend after allegedly falling down while intoxicated and damaging vehicles before assaulting an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer attempting to take him into custody.

October 11, 2019

Around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, an OCPD officer was dispatched to the area of Somerset Street for a report of a man screaming. Upon arrival, the officer observed Michael Ross, 47, of Ephrata, Pa., leaning against a building near a parked vehicle. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached Ross, the suspect started to walk toward the officer and fell in the street. According to police reports, Ross could not tell officers where he was staying. Ross did tell police he had to go to the bathroom, but was advised he could not urinate outside and would have to wait until they determined where he was staying. Utilizing Ross’ cellphone, OCPD officers were able to contact his wife, who reportedly told police the couple were staying at a hotel on the Boardwalk at 3rd Street. Ross’ wife agreed to come get him and he was told to sit on the curb until she got there. According to police reports, Ross repeatedly tried to stand up, each time falling into a parked vehicle nearby. Ross was also screaming incoherent comments and was advised he was violating the town’s noise ordinance. Ross’ wife arrived and advised police she would get him back to their hotel, but Ross stumbled several times while trying to stand and fell into the parked truck, according to police reports. OCPD officers warned Ross to stop screaming and to leave quietly with his wife, but he did not comply. OCPD officers also observed a wet spot near the truck where Ross apparently urinated after being told not to by police. Ross’ wife attempted to walk him away from the area, but he continued to yell and was ultimately taken into custody. An OCPD officer warned Ross to stop yelling, but instead he kicked the officer in the back. He then launched into an expletive-laced tirade against the officers. He was charged with intoxicated endangerment and assaulting a police officer.

Arrest In Downtown Fracas

OCEAN CITY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested on multiple charges last week after allegedly bashing in the door of a downtown residence and threatening his friends with a knife during an argument. Around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of 6th Street for a reported disorderly male. Upon arrival, OCPD officers obSEE NEXT PAGE


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served a suspect, later identified as Michael Wenrich, 21, of Newmans town, Pa., kneeling in the middle of Wilmington Lane. When an officer called out to Wenrich, he reportedly screamed, laid flat his on stomach and rolled under a parked car, according to police reports. Before OCPD officers could approach Wenrich, he reportedly stood up and ran west, but did not run far before falling on the ground. OCPD officers approached Wenrich, who was reportedly crying hysterically and saying over and over “please don’t shoot me,” and “please don’t tase me,” according to police reports. The officer assured Wenrich he was not going to shoot or tase him and that he had nothing to worry about. When Wenrich calmed down somewhat, he reportedly told the officer he was drunk and didn’t want to hurt anyone. He told police he had been in an argument with his friends, but that he did not want to hurt anyone. OCPD officers spoke with Wenrich’s friend, who told police he had locked Wenrich out of the unit due to his level of intoxication. The friend told police he locked the door with the chain, but Wenrich forced the door to open and broke the frame that held the chain lock. The witness said he was able to tackle Wenrich out of the apartment. According to the witness, Wenrich

at that point pulled an assisted opening knife from his pocket, but the witness was able to disarm him before Wenrich was able to open and deploy the blade. The witness told police before the officers arrived, Wenrich ran into the street and grabbed a rear wiper blade of a parked vehicle, causing the wiper blade to bend down and away from the rear windshield. Wenrich was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property for the door frame and the windshield wiper, intoxicated endangerment and possession of an assisted-opening knife.

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Probation For Pier Incident

OCEAN CITY – One of two men arrested in July after an altercation on the Ocean City Fishing Pier involving a gun and a knife was granted probation before judgment last week, while the other’s trial has been postponed until December. Around 11:15 p.m. on July 3, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was on bicycle patrol in the downtown Boardwalk area when he was dispatched to the Ocean City Fishing Pier for a report of a male suspect, later identified as Shawn Drummond, 41, of Pittsburgh, Pa., pulling a knife and threatening to assault another man, later identified as Kevin Hudler, 30, of Pasadena. OCPD officers located Drummond walking away from the fishing pier on the north side of the Jolly Roger amusement park. According to police reports, SEE PAGE 26

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415 WEST STREET, BERLIN

REALTORS® to the COOLEST SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA

Located walking distance to downtown Berlin. 3BR/2BA. All one floor living with nice flow through home. Extra rooms include office/4BR, separate laundry room, family room, dining room. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, gas stove, tile back-splash, chair railing moldings. Wood burning fireplace. Nice sized fenced backyard with deck and 2 sheds. $280,000

Call Cam Bunting 410-713-2065 24 Broad Street, Berlin, MD • 410-641-3313 www.buntingrealty.com

Thank you Ocean City and to all my customers near and far. To my amazing staffs, including Joyce Duffy for 33 years! To the Podowski, Quillin and Wilde families for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to have a rewarding business experience to hire students from many countries and cultures, and to get to visit them. Thank you to Mayors Kelly, Powell, Mathias and Meehan for promoting our wonderful town and helping its businesses flourish. I will miss many in Ocean City as I've made many friends over the past 44 years. It's time to turn the page. “What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been.” Love to all and many thanks, Jay

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Naked Guy Streaks Through Parking Lot

OCEAN CITY – A Dagsboro man was arrested on indecent exposure charges last weekend after allegedly running naked through an uptown convenience store parking lot. Around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to a convenience store parking lot at 120th Street for a reported sexual offense and indecent exposure call. The caller told Ocean City Communications she was pumping gas at the convenience store when Steven Rusiewicz, 37, of Dagsboro, ran through the parking lot with no clothes on and was last seen running west on 120th Street. OCPD officers canvassed the area and located a naked Rusiewicz on 120th Street. According to police reports, Rusiewicz told the officers he had been drinking vodka and that he had also taken acid. Rusiewicz reportedly told police he had left his girlfriend’s apartment and began running toward the beach. According to police reports, he told officers as he was running to the beach, he began to take his clothes off because he “felt it was the right thing to do.” When Rusiewicz reached the beach at 121st Street, he took off his pants, which was the last article of clothing he was wearing. Rusiewicz said at that point, he decided to run back to his girlfriend’s apartment. However, he told police the last thing he remembered before talking with them was running across Coastal Highway at 120th Street. OCPD officers spoke with the female victim, who told police it was disturbing to see a naked man with his private parts exposed run past her while she was pumping gas at the convenience store. The victim positively identified Rusiewicz as the man who had exposed himself to her at the convenience store parking lot. As a result, Rusiewicz was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. The police report did not include information on if and how Rusiewicz was clothed before being transported to the Public Safety Building for processing.

Drunken Tirade Arrest

OCEAN CITY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested last weekend after allegedly falling down while intoxicated and damaging vehicles before assaulting an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer attempting to take him into custody.

October 11, 2019

Around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, an OCPD officer was dispatched to the area of Somerset Street for a report of a man screaming. Upon arrival, the officer observed Michael Ross, 47, of Ephrata, Pa., leaning against a building near a parked vehicle. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached Ross, the suspect started to walk toward the officer and fell in the street. According to police reports, Ross could not tell officers where he was staying. Ross did tell police he had to go to the bathroom, but was advised he could not urinate outside and would have to wait until they determined where he was staying. Utilizing Ross’ cellphone, OCPD officers were able to contact his wife, who reportedly told police the couple were staying at a hotel on the Boardwalk at 3rd Street. Ross’ wife agreed to come get him and he was told to sit on the curb until she got there. According to police reports, Ross repeatedly tried to stand up, each time falling into a parked vehicle nearby. Ross was also screaming incoherent comments and was advised he was violating the town’s noise ordinance. Ross’ wife arrived and advised police she would get him back to their hotel, but Ross stumbled several times while trying to stand and fell into the parked truck, according to police reports. OCPD officers warned Ross to stop screaming and to leave quietly with his wife, but he did not comply. OCPD officers also observed a wet spot near the truck where Ross apparently urinated after being told not to by police. Ross’ wife attempted to walk him away from the area, but he continued to yell and was ultimately taken into custody. An OCPD officer warned Ross to stop yelling, but instead he kicked the officer in the back. He then launched into an expletive-laced tirade against the officers. He was charged with intoxicated endangerment and assaulting a police officer.

Arrest In Downtown Fracas

OCEAN CITY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested on multiple charges last week after allegedly bashing in the door of a downtown residence and threatening his friends with a knife during an argument. Around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of 6th Street for a reported disorderly male. Upon arrival, OCPD officers obSEE NEXT PAGE


... Cops & Courts

October 11, 2019

The Dispatch/Maryland Coast Dispatch

served a suspect, later identified as Michael Wenrich, 21, of Newmans town, Pa., kneeling in the middle of Wilmington Lane. When an officer called out to Wenrich, he reportedly screamed, laid flat his on stomach and rolled under a parked car, according to police reports. Before OCPD officers could approach Wenrich, he reportedly stood up and ran west, but did not run far before falling on the ground. OCPD officers approached Wenrich, who was reportedly crying hysterically and saying over and over “please don’t shoot me,” and “please don’t tase me,” according to police reports. The officer assured Wenrich he was not going to shoot or tase him and that he had nothing to worry about. When Wenrich calmed down somewhat, he reportedly told the officer he was drunk and didn’t want to hurt anyone. He told police he had been in an argument with his friends, but that he did not want to hurt anyone. OCPD officers spoke with Wenrich’s friend, who told police he had locked Wenrich out of the unit due to his level of intoxication. The friend told police he locked the door with the chain, but Wenrich forced the door to open and broke the frame that held the chain lock. The witness said he was able to tackle Wenrich out of the apartment. According to the witness, Wenrich

at that point pulled an assisted opening knife from his pocket, but the witness was able to disarm him before Wenrich was able to open and deploy the blade. The witness told police before the officers arrived, Wenrich ran into the street and grabbed a rear wiper blade of a parked vehicle, causing the wiper blade to bend down and away from the rear windshield. Wenrich was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property for the door frame and the windshield wiper, intoxicated endangerment and possession of an assisted-opening knife.

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Probation For Pier Incident

OCEAN CITY – One of two men arrested in July after an altercation on the Ocean City Fishing Pier involving a gun and a knife was granted probation before judgment last week, while the other’s trial has been postponed until December. Around 11:15 p.m. on July 3, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was on bicycle patrol in the downtown Boardwalk area when he was dispatched to the Ocean City Fishing Pier for a report of a male suspect, later identified as Shawn Drummond, 41, of Pittsburgh, Pa., pulling a knife and threatening to assault another man, later identified as Kevin Hudler, 30, of Pasadena. OCPD officers located Drummond walking away from the fishing pier on the north side of the Jolly Roger amusement park. According to police reports, SEE PAGE 26

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PENN STATE VS IOWA SATURDAY 7:30PM

STEELERS VS CHARGERS

SUNDAY 8:20PM GET HERE EARLY FOR A GOOD SEAT Buxy’s has the Package for all NFL, NHL and College Game Day Happy Hour 3-6pm • Reduced Drink Prices and Food Specials

OPEN WED-MON • 410-289-BUXY • 28TH STREET PLENTY OF FREE PARKING IN REAR • WWW.BUXYS.COM

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VOTED #1 CRAB CARRY OUT

CREAM OF CRAB SOUP $21 QT.

Dozen Crabs w/ 1/2-lb.Shrimp

$45 with this coupon 10/20/19 MCD

PREMIUM SEAFOOD BEST PRICES

MED $29 • MED/LG $45 2-DZ. LARGE $69 • EX-LARGE $89 SPECIAL

2-1/3 LB. CRABCAKES # W/2 SIDES $26.95

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY * CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS

MD CRAB MEAT SNOW CRAB SWEET CORN SHRIMP

1 LB. GULF JUMBO SHRIMP $17.95

LOBSTER NIGHT $14.99 Whole Lobster and 2 Sides

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FroM PAGe 25 Drummond told police he did pull a knife on Hudler in self-defense because Hudler had pulled a gun on him. Drummond then recanted and told police he did not think he even touched his knife. According to police reports, Drummond’s juvenile son told officers Hudler did not pull his gun out of its holster, but rather lifted his shirt to show it to Drummond. OCPD officers located Hudler exiting the pier and told him they needed to speak with him about the alleged incident. According to police reports, Hudler raised his hands in the air and admitted carrying the handgun on his right side under his shirt. When asked if he had a carry permit, Hudler told police he did and presented his Maryland concealed carry permit, a security officer permit and a private detective permit. According to police reports, the concealed carry permit had restrictions on it that only allowed Hudler to carry the handgun while traveling to and from work. Hudler reportedly told police he was fishing from the pier and caught a small shark. Hudler told police Drummond asked what he was using for bait, to which he simply replied “fish.” Drummond allegedly took offense to Hudler’s short answer and called him an [expletive deleted], and a verbal altercation then took place between the two men which escalated when Drummond allegedly grabbed his multi-use tool with the knife already out and rushed toward Hudler, swinging the knife around Hudler’s face and threatening to stab him, according to police reports. Hudler said at that point, he lifted his shirt to reveal his handgun to Drummond in an attempt to diffuse the situation and Drummond left the area. OCPD officers interviewed two independent witnesses who viewed the altercation and both corroborated Hudler’s version of the events. The only additions were that Drummond had been using the multi-tool knife to cut bait and actually ran over to where he was cutting bait, retrieved the knife and ran back over to where Hudler was standing before swinging it around and threatening to stab Hudler, according to police reports. In addition, both witnesses told police Hudler actually drew the handgun from its holster, but did not point it at Drummond. Drummond was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure. Hudler was arrested for carry a handgun and carrying a loaded handgun on his person. Last week, Hudler pleaded not guilty and was granted probation before judgment. He was placed on probation for one year. Meanwhile, Drummond was also scheduled to appear for trial last week, but it was postponed to Dec. 9. In August, the first-degree assault charge against Drummond was dropped, but he still faces second-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure charges.


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OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man, arrested in May after threatening to kill his girlfriend and everyone in a downtown apartment they shared, was sentenced this week to three years in prison with all but nine months suspended. On Tuesday, Elijah Tonnie, 33, of Ocean City entered an Alford plea to reckless endangerment for the incident last May. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the state has enough evidence to prosecute the case. As a result of the plea agreement, the first-degree assault and false imprisonment charges against Tonnie were not prosecuted. Shortly after midnight on May 7, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to a residence on Philadelphia Avenue for a report of a man with a knife threatening to kill everyone in the unit. Upon arrival, OCPD officers met a female witness who reportedly said her roommate told her to call the police because her boyfriend, later identified as Tonnie, threatened her with a knife. OCPD officers found Tonnie outside the unit talking to another female witness and took him into custody. OCPD officers interviewed the alleged victim, who told police Tonnie had awakened her to confront her about calls she had made to another male, according to police reports. The victim reportedly told police ELIJAH TONNIE Tonnie was angry and while he was yelling at her, he moved a tote container in front of her bedroom door and placed another box on top of it to block the door and keep her from leaving. The victim reportedly told police after Tonnie blocked the door, he threatened to kill her, saying “You know how this is going to end,” according to police reports. Tonnie reportedly told the victim he was going to kill her and then himself. When the victim told Tonnie he was going to go to jail, he allegedly grabbed a folding knife off the nightstand, held it toward her in an aggressive manner and told the victim if she called the police he was going to kill her, according to police reports. The victim told police Tonnie said if she called the police, he was going to stab her to death, according to police reports. The victim began to call out of her window for her roommates outside to call the police. Tonnie reportedly told the victim if anyone called the police, he was going to kill everyone in the unit. Tonnie ultimately removed the barricade from the door and the victim was able to escape to her roommate’s room. Meanwhile, a different roommate walked Tonnie outside on the porch to talk to him, which is when the police arrived.

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BERLIN – A month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and math will return to the Worcester County Library. Beginning on Friday, all five branches of the Worcester County Library will offer several STEM programs to children and families. Library Director Jennifer Ranck said the county’s library system will provide hands-on STEM activities in conjunction with a statewide Maryland STEM Festival. “The festival runs from Oct. 11 through Nov. 10, and all five library branches have planned a number of different activities for children and families,” she said, “to come and explore

science, technology, engineering and math and to get excited about STEM learning.” This year, libraries, museums, public and private schools, colleges, universities, government agencies and private companies throughout Maryland will bring hundreds of STEM events focused on fun, interactive learning to students and families. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the 60th anniversary of the Goddard Space Flight Center, this year’s festival theme will be “Space and Flight.” In Worcester County, the library will offer several programs, including a “Wind Tunnel Challenge” at the Berlin branch and a “Gardening in Space” activity at the Pocomoke branch. Ranck said the library will also incor-

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FENWICK ISLAND – A proposal last week to swap an area of the Fenwick Island State Park to the developer of a proposed offshore wind farm in exchange for millions of dollars in amenities has rankled homeowners in the neighboring community. One week after proposing to swap an area of the Fenwick Island State Park to the developer of one of Maryland’s two offshore wind projects for an onshore power station in exchange for millions of dollars in amenities at the otherwise quiet park, a coalition of homeowners has fired off a letter to state officials seeking to have the project derailed. Last week, the Delaware Depart-

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ment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Parks and Recreation announced a proposal which, if approved, would allow the Danish company Orsted to construct an onshore power transmission station in the Fenwick Island State Park in exchange for amenities in the facility including new restrooms, lifeguard housing, pavilions, a visitor’s center, a nature center and other facilities. Orsted is one of two companies that hold permits for future wind energy farms approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission. While Orsted’s proposed Skipjack project is a Maryland wind energy project, the high-powered transmission line will have to come ashore somewhere to connect to the larger power grid that serves much of the

eastern U.S. Last week, DNREC officials announced Orsted was targeting the Fenwick Island State Park as a future home for the power transmission statement. In exchange, the company would spend millions in developing new amenities in the state park. “They had this innovative idea to plug into the grid right at the park,” said Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens last week at a hearing on the proposal in Fenwick. “We told them the only way we would consider that is if there was no loss of recreational use.” This week, a coalition of homeowners in Fenwick Island, under the name of the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH) fired off a letter to DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin seeking answers and asking for the

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proposed project to be cancelled, or at the very least, studied more intensely. “We are writing because we are very concerned about the proposal by your division of parks to site an electric transmission station in the Fenwick Island State Beach Park on a fragile barrier island on one of the few remaining slivers of natural shoreline in lower Sussex County,” the letter reads. “This is in no sense a compatible use for a beach park and we ask you to cancel this project.” The letter goes on to question why Delaware officials would potentially sacrifice a portion of the pristine state park for a Maryland offshore wind project. “This transmission station would bring onshore the power generated by the state of Maryland’s Skipjack project to be built by Orsted,” the letter reads. “Offshore wind has been subsidized by the state of Maryland and this project is slated to offer substantial employment and economic benefits to Maryland, not Delaware. We do not understand why the power that Maryland is subsidizing and benefiting from is not coming onshore in Maryland.” The letter essentially asserts Delaware officials are selling out a portion of pristine state park beach for a transmission station Maryland does not want. SEE NEXT PAGE

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“We do not understand why the division of parks has stepped forward to site an incompatible use that Maryland does not want in our small beach park,” the letter reads. “What was the process behind this? Are Delaware state parks now open for commercial and industrial development?” The letter goes on to voice concern about what FISH perceives as a less than straightforward approach to the proposed project. “We are deeply dismayed by the disingenuous approach taken by the division of parks to describe this proposal as being about ‘amenities’ and not about the power transmission station,” the letter reads. “The people deserve an even-handed and informative approach. We do appreciate that Parks Director [Ray] Bivens added nine days to the public review period for this project at our request.” The homeowner coalition’s letter states it appears Delaware officials have lost sight of the mission of the state park system with the carrot of millions of dollars in amenities dangling before them. “We are alarmed to see that the division of parks seems to have no concept of what is appropriate at a beach park where people go to experience and undeveloped beach experience,” the letter reads. “The main attraction is the beach. Access consistent with that fundamental and unique purpose of the park is appropriate. Overdevelopment is not. The demand for development is the pretext for accepting money from the wind company to allow an incompatible industrial use.” The letter from FISH to DNREC acknowledges the potential benefit of the proposed offshore wind energy project, but not at the expense of the state park beach, at least without a thorough environmental assessment. “We very well recognize the importance of clean energy sources and the need to act now to address climate change,” the letter reads. “We believe wind energy may be an important part of that, but we need our public officials to step up to ensure clean energy sources are deployed properly. We do not want to see wind projects that further decimate bird populations already under decline or that damage or block fishery resources for commercial or recreational users. We are concerned about potential harm to marine mammals. We want projects to be designed to avoid damage to local economies. The environmental issues should be fundamental for DNREC. We need our Delaware officials to take these issues seriously.”

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Amy Margaret Hall Laird OCEAN CITY – Amy Margaret Hall Laird passed away at her home in Ocean City on Sept. 26, 2019 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Baltimore on Aug. 6, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Shirley Hall. Amy attended Saint William of York School and Archbishop Keough High School. She married Wilson Bain “Buddy”

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Laird in 1980. The birth of their son, Nathan, was newsworthy as he was the first child born in Baltimore on Jan. 1, 1981. Amy and Buddy received a visit from a relatively unknown local news reporter, Oprah Winfrey. The

family relocated to Ocean City and their daughter, Caitlin, was born in 1984. Amy spent many years as a daycare provider at Wonderland Learning Center in West Ocean City. She en-

October 11, 2019 joyed spending time with the children there and loved to share stories with friends and family about the humorous incidents that were a part of her daily interactions with toddlers. She was employed by Rite Aid at the time of her death and spoke often of the kindness and generosity of her fellow employees especially during her illness. Amy enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing with the girls and challenging crossword puzzles. She is survived by AMY her son, Nathan Bain MARGARET Laird (Tamara) who is HALL LAIRD serving as a Mass Communications Specialist in the US Navy currently stationed in Hawaii; grandsons Jack and Wyatt Laird; and six siblings, Barbara Shade, Monica Anthenelli, James Hall, Betsy Harrison (Alfred) Nancy Long (Michael) and Thomas Hall (Cynthia). Amy is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews. She was especially close to her niece, Markey Jager, who was a friend and support to Amy for many years particularly during her cancer treatments. She is also survived by her dearest friend, Donna Beitler. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilson Bain “Buddy” Laird; daughter, Caitlin Stephens Laird; brother, Gregory Hall; and brother-in-law, James Anthenelli. Amy donated her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. Memorial services will be private. The family asks that donations in Amy’s memory be made to Atlantic General Foundation to support John H. “Jack” Burbage Regional Cancer Center. 10320 Old Ocean City Blvd. Berlin, Md. 21811

Cresenthia "Chris" Jones OCEAN CITY – Cresenthia "Chris" Jones, age 72, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, after a long fight with cancer. Born in South Baltimore on Nov. 26, 1946, she is survived by her daughter, Mindy Jones; grandchildren, Erik and Gwen; loving partner, Jimmy Kirkland; niece and nephew Alisha and Evan Harkum; as well as many other nieces and nephews. During recent years. she really enjoyed living life to its fullest in Ocean City and being an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166, American Legion Post 166 Riders, and Ravens Roost #58. She loved her Baltimore sports, and going to the Pit and Pub for Orioles and Ravens CRESENTHIA games. "CHRIS" A Celebration of Life JONES will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 166 at 2308 Philadelphia Ave in Ocean City. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the John H. 'Jack' Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center, c/o Atlantic General Hospital, 10320 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811.


Wicomico Schools Implement New Attendance Policy

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BY BETHANY HOOPER

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SALISBURY – Despite efforts to address lingering questions, Wicomico County’s school superintendent said a new attendance procedure is being well received. In a Wicomico County Board of Education meeting this week, Superintendent of Schools Donna Hanlin announced the successful implementation of new student attendance procedures. “Anytime there is change, there are going to be people with questions, so we have been working with our school administrators to answer those questions,” she said. “Mostly positive response to the new procedure and the importance of students being in school and holding students accountable for being in school.” At the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, the school system adopted a new policy and procedure outlining standards for regular attendance and new corrective actions for unexcused absences. “Students may be excused from class or school only for reasons as specified in state law, regulation and this procedure,” the document reads. “The actions taken when the standard is not met should reflect a continuum of interventions and consequences aimed at improving student attendance and achievement.” The idea of the new procedure is to support consistent, full-day attendance. Students who have more than five unexcused absences in a marking term must now complete an attendance intervention plan to avoid failing the marking term. The intervention plan may involve a student staying after school for up to two hours a day with the parent or guardian responsible for transportation. While the first marking term – which ends Nov. 6 – will be considered a “no fault” period as students, parents and guardians become familiar with the new attendance policy and procedure, students who have five or more unexcused absence will still be required to complete an attendance intervention plan. Beyond the “no fault” period, students who do not complete the required intervention plan will see an impact on their course grades, which can result in a reduced grade point average and loss of eligibility for extracurricular activities. Continued unexcused absences beyond the five days can result in referral to outside agencies through the Truancy Reduction Program. As the school system continues to address concerns and questions from parents, Hanlin said they also continue to monitor a potential state law that would implement stricter attendance policies. “It will be, if passed, more strict than what we have proposed,” she said. “They are looking at a student poten-

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tially failing – not earning credit at the high school level – if they miss 5% of their days, either in a semester or a full-year course of unlawful absences with no mention of intervention plans.” Hanlin said any changes at the state level would require the county to

revise its newly adopted attendance procedure. “We’ll keep an eye on what’s going on at the state level,” she said. Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to review the Student Attendance Policy and Student Atten-

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Backyard Deals Happen Editor: I disagree with certain County Commissioners when they say there are no backyard deals or backyard politics going on. A case in point; County Commissioners slammed the door shut on the elderly, handicapped, widowed, veterans, financially strapped and others on Sept. 17. Majority of commissioners would not allow the proposed White Horse Park text amendment to go to the floor for the people to speak. The voting only took a matter of seconds for denial. It’s obvious they discussed it before the meeting to not let the people speak, but to deny them a right. Is this backyard dealing or backyard politics? Susan Naplachowski Berlin

Options To Consider Editor: To the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, enough. What happened in Ocean City two weekends ago was a travesty. No more finger pointing and blame game. It cannot happen again. I have never felt unsafe walking down Coastal Highway until the weekend of Sept. 27-29. There needs to be changes made and they need to be made now. Our police tried their best but they were hopelessly outnumbered by the hoodlums that invaded our town. There is a better way. Please accept my humble opinions as to what changes would have the effect of stopping what occurred.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t just hand out tickets that are so small that they just consider them the cost of doing business – make them count. A ticket for burnouts and donuts should be at a minimum $1,000, money talks. Don’t just hand them a ticket, impound their cars. A car impounded on Friday night can’t be recovered until the office opens up again on Monday. Result is less cars on the street. And the best idea of all, put up concrete barricades all the way up and down Coastal Highway so that only one center lane can be driven. The side lanes can be used for emergency vehicles trying to move around town. If all the cars are in one row, there is not enough space on their sides for donuts and burnouts. There will be too many cars all in one line for speeding. This would be more cost effective than having to pay the overtime for all of the officers who have to babysit these infants. It effectively slows them down, allows for movement of emergency vehicles, keeps the crowds from the travel lanes and eliminates the space needed for their juvenile antics. A year or two of handling it this way and maybe will choose to move on as another disruptive group did several years ago when they found they were unwelcome. Just a few thoughts. Wendy Sevier Ocean City

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Traffic Laws Not Answer Editor: The unruly actions of the H2Oi drivers during the Sept. 27 weekend clearly demonstrates that attempting to use traffic laws to control insurgent behavior has minimal effect. Hundreds of police officers, doing an impressive job, gave out at least 1,500 traffic tickets and arrested 151 individuals. Make no mistake about it, the H2Oi drivers were using their vehicles as a form of protest and disturbance of the peace. I was told that a number of H2Oi drivers who received tickets taped a copy of the citation to their passenger side rear window as a badge of honor. In another case, the H2Oi driver committed violations with a law enforcement vehicle right behind their car. It is clear that the special event law did not and will not prevent, even if expanded, the unruly actions of the H2Oi drivers. The Maryland General Assembly refused to pass the original special events proposal because it was a typical Ocean City government overreach that covered automotive, entertainment, amusement, recreation, sporting, marketing, or community events, vehicle, boat, outdoor recreation shows, festivals, fairs, carnivals, parades, circus, concerts and block parties. That’s right, the Ocean City Council wanted to designate a special events zone if a circus ever came to town. In other words, the original Ocean City proposal would have resulted in any event in Ocean City with large crowds being designated a special event zone. This is why the Maryland General Assembly limited the special events law to motor vehicle traffic violations. The Ocean City Council needs to move away from its simplistic legalistic approach of trying to use the traffic laws to controls individuals’ behavior and develop other feasible alternatives for all motor related groups. Joseph H. Potter Ocean City

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City Manager Doug Miller reported after a closed session this week there were six specific areas of focus Ocean City officials are considering when the H2Oi crowd returns next year. He said future meetings will also tackle legislation for a tougher special event zone. While we support adding some teeth to the special enforcement zone, particularly the addition of enhanced fines for reckless and negligent driving, what takes place in the legislature next year will not have a major impact here. In fact, it will most likely exacerbate the issues, enraging these motorists even more once they are ticketed. Nonetheless, the enhanced special event zone should get passed. Partisan politics doomed it earlier this year. After seeing the disastrous weekend in Ocean City, state legislators must look past partisan issues this year. It’s wrong, however, to say the legislature is to blame for last month’s mess because it failed to pass a bill. The tougher special event zone is just one piece. Its effectiveness can be debated, but the only true answer is leveling the field between law enforcement and the hundreds of visitors (or maybe thousands) intent on wreaking havoc in town. Police had no chance last month, despite a tremendous effort. The local allied forces were simply outnumbered. Police were constantly on the reactive when a more proactive stance is the best measure. Under current deployments and manpower, it was impossible to truly carryout a proactive effort. The Saturday rolling police barricade involving vehicles with lights illuminated only incited the troublemakers. It appeared to some to be an act of desperate flexing of manpower when the rowdy miscreants knew there was no chance police could catch them all doing burnouts, littering, causing fights and shooting off fireworks from sidewalks all over town. The deviants were emboldened rather than worried. In the days after the troublesome weekend, Ocean City officials repeatedly said all options will be considered. A state of emergency, which would shutter the town in effect, could be under evaluation. We do not believe Ocean City should lose an entire weekend of revenue. It’s time for extreme measures, but we encourage restraint as well. It’s obvious the current approach has not worked, and new policies and strategies are needed. We think the key piece is bringing in more law enforcement in an official and undercover fashion to address the inevitable onslaught that will come next September. It’s no easy task, but officials have a year to figure out how to get the additional resources here.

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Worcester County has shown an incredible lack of compassion toward the residents of White Horse Park. It came to surface this week why that might be the case. After last month’s decision to reject a text amendment to give some of the residents the ability to live there year-round despite the current law prohibiting it, the county immediately went forward with crafting an enforcement plan that includes fines and citations if the code is not followed. Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church had unsuccessfully sought a six-month grace period for these residents, which combined with the permitted six-month occupancy would have given the elderly residents a year to find a new living situation. “In my opinion there’s too much urgency on getting those people out of there,” Church said. “Everyone’s in too big of a rush. I agree they should not be there, but I think there’s some hardship consideration that needs to be addressed.” We support Church’s attempt at a compromise because the county has culpability here. It was the county who did not enforce the existing law in the first place, resulting in these residents establishing year-round occupancy. However, the majority of his colleagues did not support the effort to work with the residents. They were not open to even considering any sort of hardships, including their limited income and age. The lack of sympathy could be the result of an anonymous threatening phone call to at least one commissioner from one of the residents about to be displaced. Law enforcement has been brought into the fold and reportedly tracked the phone number to a country overseas. These sorts of rogue actions accomplish nothing and in this case probably contributed to the commissioners’ tough stance. Nonetheless, at least five residents, through their attorney, are seeking relief against the county’s enforcement plan through appeals to the county’s zoning board next month. The story will continue. The comments at City Hall on Monday in the aftermath of the unsanctioned H2Oi weekend deserve revisiting. I personally liked what I heard this week compared to last week’s tough talk press conference. There was discussion this week about accountability, collaboration and respect. Here are some highlights. Business owner/resident Michele Knopp: “It seemed to really start getting bad about five years ago. A lot of them come into the restaurant and they literally hang the tickets they have collected around their necks and brag about them. For the first time ever, I am nervous driving down the road and I have never felt scared in this town before. … I know they want to have a good time, but a lot of them just come here to cause problems. I know a lot of them hate the Ocean City police. When you come into town and have ‘F**K the OCPD’ on your car, that doesn’t go over well. Right now, we’re 10 steps behind and it seems like they are always 10 steps ahead of us.” Resident Sherry Hott: “The best thing I can put forth is forming a new task force with different types of people. Maybe we need a couple of their people that are willing to come down here and sit with everyone to begin to pound out what we can do to stop these problems. … Seriously, you need to do something to keep those guys busy if they’re going to come here.” Resident Martin Branagan: “A few years ago during the riots in Baltimore, the mayor at the time said give them room to destroy. The only reason the city wasn’t destroyed is because the governor called in the National Guard. I don’t think anyone wants to see that happen, but that’s where this is heading if there isn’t real change. I said last year this event has gotten to the point that somebody is going to die. I have no doubt about that now.” Participant Nigel James; “This is a relationship that has both sides reacting to one another. You have continued to push this group into a corner by elevating fines and targeting them. … This has been a concentrated effort of prejudice against a specific group. This has been a strong desire to keep out people who might look different than you or have different interests than you. These efforts have resulted in anger. What you don’t realize is this group looks forward to this event all year. Some of these people cannot connect to one another without this group … I believe we can sit at the table together and form a new task force and begin working to make this a win-win for everyone.” Councilman John Gehrig: “I want to personally apologize. We have taken very little real action and you should hold all of us accountable. There is no question people are going to die. Lowering the speed limit on a gridlocked road is not a solution. Our hands are tied a little, but we should be bold. We should be held accountable. I appreciate the car community, but it’s a respect issue. You are not going to get some of these enforcement efforts to go away if you don’t respect the community. It’s embarrassing to the community and it’s embarrassing for you guys. I’m willing to jump in with respect, but it has to be reciprocated. You guys need to police yourselves, then we can start talking about working with you.”


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Seahawks Edge County Rival Pocomoke In The News

BY SHAWN J. SOPER

MANAGING EDITOR

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity soccer team edged county rival Pocomoke, 1-0, on the road on Tuesday to remain very much in the thick of the Bayside South championship race. With the 1-0 win over the Warriors, the Seahawks have now won three straight, all by shutout. The ministreak includes a 10-0 win over Wicomico and a 5-0 won over Easton last week. During the streak, Decatur

has outscored its opponents by a combined 16-0. Decatur opened the season with five straight wins before taking its first loss of the season to Parkside, 1-0, back on September 24. Since then, the Seahawks have reeled off three more wins to improve to 8-1 on the season, but still trail Parkside by one game as the season heads into the final stretch. Parkside remained unbeaten with a 6-0 win over Washington on Tuesday, but still has key Bayside South games remaining against Bennett and Pocomoke.

Decatur Falls To Buccaneers, 38-3

BY SHAWN J. SOPER

MANAGING EDITOR

BERLIN – Decatur’s varsity football game against Bayside North powerhouse Kent Island started out with promise, but the Seahawks fell to the Buccaneers, 38-3, on Homecoming. The Seahawks got nothing going on their first possession against Kent Island last Friday on Homecoming, but returned the favor by forcing the Buccaneers to punt on their first possession. On Decatur’s second offensive possession, quarterback Ashton Snelsire completed a 27-yard pass to Austin Airey to set the Seahawks’ offense up on the Kent Island 18-yard line. Devin Waters ran for six yards setting up a second-down and four for the Seahawks. Kent Island then

jumped offside twice to put the Seahawks in a first-and-goal situation on the Buccaneers’ four-yard line and appeared to be poised to take an early lead. However, a botched handoff bounced right to a Kent Island defender, who returned the ball 96 yards for a touchdown and an early lead. That was as close as Decatur would get as Kent Island then rolled to the 38-3 win. With the loss, the Seahawks dropped to 1-4 on the season. The Seahawks now have four straight games against Bayside South opponents to close out the regular season, starting with Friday’s home game against Bennett. After that, the Seahawks will face Wicomico on the road, Parkside at home and Snow Hill on the road in the traditional regular season finale against the Eagles.

Mallards Win 6-0, Ends Losing Skid

Worcester’s Claire Williams moves the ball against the Holly Grove defense during last Friday’s loss. The Mallards rebounded on Monday with a road win over St. Thomas More. Submitted Photo

BY SHAWN J. SOPER

MANAGING EDITOR

BERLIN – Worcester Prep’s varsity field hockey team routed St. Thomas More, 6-0, on the road on Monday to end a four-game losing skid. The Mallards had lost four straight heading into Monday’s road game against St. Thomas More, the latest a 4-0 loss to Holly Grove last Friday. On the road on Monday, Worcester ended the skid with a convincing 6-0

Worcester Prep Girls Win Third Straight

BY SHAWN J. SOPER

MANAGING EDITOR

BERLIN – Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity soccer team beat Salisbury School, 6-2, at home on Tuesday. The Mallards ran their win streak to three with the win over the Dragons and improved to 5-1 overall on the season. Worcester jumped out early on the Dragons and led 4-1 at the half. The Mallards scored two more

times in the second to cruise to the 62 win. The win on Tuesday was the third straight for the Worcester girls, who shut out Gunston and Salisbury Christian in their last two matches. Next up for the Worcester girls is a home game next Wednesday against Gunston on Senior Day. The Mallards will close out the regular season next Friday with a home game against Saints Peter and Paul.

Mallards, Dragons End In 2-2 Deadlock

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MANAGING EDITOR

Decatur’s Koby Higgins tries to get around the Kent Island defense during last Friday’s Homecoming loss to the Buccaneers. Submitted Photo

win over St. Thomas More. The Mallards led 2-0 at the half on goals by Abbi Nechay and Rylie Carey. Nechay would add two more goals in the second half, while Carey also got on the board in the second half. Caitlin Williams added Worcester’s sixth and final goal off an assist by Sara Miller as the Mallards cruised to the 6-0 win. Next up for Worcester is a home game against Saints Peter and Paul on Friday on Senior Day.

BERLIN – Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity soccer team battled visiting Salisbury School to a 2-2 tie in the dreary mist on Tuesday afternoon. The Mallards had lost two straight heading into its Tuesday home match against old Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) rival Salisbury School. Last Friday, Worcester fell to visiting Holly Grove, 3-2. The Mallards got a first half goal from Alec Burbage off an assist from Gavin Carmody. The game was tied, 1-1, at the half. In the second half, Worcester got a second-half goal

from Ryan Cronin off an assist from Burbage, but Holly Grove also scored in the second half, sending the game into overtime. Holly Grove scored in the overtime period to edge the Mallards, 3-2. Back in action on Tuesday at home in a steady drizzle, Worcester got off to a good start with an early goal and led Salisbury School, 1-0, at the intermission. The Dragons scored early in the second half to tie the game at 11. Both teams scored late goals in the second half as the regulation ended tied at 2-2. Neither team scored in the overtime period and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. With the tie, the Mallards’ season record now stands at 3-5-2.


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AGH Foundation Golf Tourney In The Books

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MANAGING EDITOR

BERLIN – The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation last week held its annual Robert E. Warfield Memorial Golf Tournament at the Ocean City Golf Club with over 200 participants competing on a picturesque fall day. With the help of many sponsors and volunteers, the annual golf tournament raised over $105,000 for the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. With proceeds from the tournament, the foundation assists AGH in its mission to deliver quality health care to residents and visitors to the area. The tournament was co-chaired by Terry Wright and Steven Sweigert and the title sponsor for the last 20 years has been The Carousel Group. Numerous other local businesses and organizations co-sponsored the event at various levels.

For the record, the winning team in the Seaside course scramble was Don Boger, Jim DeAngelas, Tad Kaufman and Robert Williams. The winning team in the Newport Bay course bestball tournament was Greg Hartman, Matt Whaley, John Zimmerman and Steve Walas. The men’s longest drive awards went to Ross Bergey and Drew Havrilla, while the women’s longest drive awards went to Poppy Granite and Robin Higgins. The men’s closestto-the-pin awards went to Ron Clapper and Pete McGoff, while Granite and Judy Kight took home the women’s closest-to-the-pin awards. Dale Allman finished first in the putting contest, followed by Eric Milhollan and John Kilian. Top finishers in the floating green contest included Greg Langler, Jay Reading, Mickey Fitzmorris, Chris McLoota, Jeff Neal, Doug Peters and Tom Bradshaw.

Under Armour To Sponsor Tournament

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MANAGING EDITOR

SALISBURY – The Governor’s Challenge Holiday Basketball Tournament, already the largest tournament of its kind in the country, added a little more clout this week when Under Armour signed on as a major sponsor. For the last 29 years, the Governor’s Challenge Holiday Basketball Tournament, featuring of teams from all over the country, has grown to become the largest event of its kind. The tournament may look a little different this year after organizers announced Under Armour has joined the event as the official performance brand. As such, Under Armour will be one of the signature sponsors for the event and will supply tournament T-shirts for all players and coaches, while all games will be played with official Under Armour basketballs. “The Governor’s Challenge is thrilled

to partner with Under Armour,” said Tournament Director James Simmons this week. “This partnership takes the Governor’s Challenge to the next level.” In addition to receiving Under Armour gear, coaches and athletic directors will have direct access to the global company’s representatives during the tournament to consult about uniforms and performance gear for their teams. “We are honored that Under Armour, one of the top performance brands in the world, has recognized the Governor’s Challenge as an event worthy of its support,” said Simmons. “This partnership will provide players with an experience that is second to none.” Organizers are already forecasting a field of 124 top boys’ and girls’ varsity teams for the 2019 Governor’s Challenge, which is set to take place December 26-31 at venues all over the Salisbury area.

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eing the sibling to a special needs child is incredibly challenging. Every day Beckett, 11, is tested by his 9-year-old little brother Carson. Beckett is right to claim his life is unfair. Sometimes he articulates it with mature clarity. He’s aware of the impact his brother’s disabilities have on his life. In some ways, he is being robbed by not having a “typical” sibling. It’s tough for him, and he’s gotten emotional multiple times after incidents. Beckett asks all the right questions about his brother. Why is he so erratic with his behavior? Why does he wake up some mornings at 4 and refuse to go back to sleep? Is he ever going to be normal? Can he be fixed? Why does he tantrum? Why does he hit? There are no easy answers to most of his questions. We are honest with Beckett. He’s owed the truth. When he questions us about the future, we tell him we don’t know what the future holds for Carson and us. What we do know is he has made tremendous progress throughout his life. We expect that to continue but understand it might not. While life is difficult, we remind him Carson has taught us so much about life. I am changed forever because of my journey with him and commitment to giving him his best life possible, whatever that may be. We embrace the now and hope and pray for the best for him. When Carson has a tough day and Beckett is impacted, we remind him how his little brother has helped instill in him some amazing human qualities -compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Beckett is his brother’s supporter and critic. It’s “typical” of a sibling relationship. There are glimpses when they are normal brothers. They bicker over unimportant things. With Carson, it’s critical to have a short memory. This is difficult, of course,

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Amanda Owen, expounded on this issue. She was speaking to a group of elementary school children about growing up with a brother with a disability. “After my presentation, a little girl came up to me and stated in her little 2nd grade voice, “I have a brother with Autism”. I said to her, “You do? Then welcome to my special club young lady, because we are the cool sisters that God picked to be their siblings.” She responded in an unsteady and scared little voice, “Yes, but I feel sorry for my brother.” I kneeled down to look directly in her brown eyes that were starting to fill with tears and said, “He doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him, he wants you to be his door.” … I said, “Yes a door! During life be that one person who opens the door of possibilities, the door to love, the door to friendships, the door to something he needs, but when you open that door don’t be afraid to walk through it first and take him with you. But most importantly, don’t forget to be his sister. … I saw the weight on her shoulders. The weight that only a sibling could see. I saw the guilt she held inside her, the guilt only a sibling would understand. I saw a reflection of myself, and I knew in that moment she really didn’t mean to say she felt sorry for her brother. She said it because it’s what every sibling feels trying to process why their sibling is different. However, I know she will fight her entire life to make the world not feel sorry for him, but to see in him what she sees. Everything!”

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The Worcester County Commissioners stand with representatives from the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office and Worcester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association to recognize October as National Fire Prevention Month and Oct. 6-12 as National Fire Prevention Week. Pictured, front from left, Volunteer Firemen’s Association President Tim Jerscheid, Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens, Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon, and Senior Deputy Fire Marshal Rob Korb; back, Commissioners Josh Nordstrom, Diana Purnell, Bud Church, Jim Bunting, Chip Bertino and Ted Elder. Submitted Photos

The Republican Women of Worcester County (RWWC) celebrated September as Literacy Month in local libraries and schools. RWWC supports Worcester County's public libraries with monetary donations to purchase books for their shelves each year. Receiving a check from RWWC Literacy Committee members Marge Matturro and Liz Mumford is Dawn Mackes, center, branch Manager of the Pocomoke City Library branch.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City held an Installation and Recognition Luncheon at the Lighthouse Sound Restaurant. Above, outgoing President Dick Clagett is pictured passing the leadership to incoming president Roy Foreman.

On Sept. 26, the Democratic Club of Worcester County received a report on the Ocean City Cold Weather Shelter from Robin Derrickson. Based on the good work done by the united Ocean City churches participating in this shelter, the club presented a donation of $100 to assist in their efforts. Above, President Stephen Cohen presented the check to Derrickson.

Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a volunteer-based nonprofit organization, provided backpacks filled with grade-level appropriate school supplies for 445 children, 195 of whom were sponsored by businesses and individuals in the community. Along with donations and assistance from volunteers, GOLD provided backpacks filled with school supplies for the remaining 250 children. One of Worcester County GOLD’s numerous community sponsors for the School Supplies for Students Program was the Bank of Ocean City. Pictured, from left, are Ina Bandrabur and Susan Trimble of the Bank of Ocean City; Tracy Lynch, Worcester County GOLD; and Kim Mumford and Denise Lane of the Bank of Ocean City.


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BERLIN – Celebrate all things maritime during this month’s Harbor Day at the Docks. This free, family-friendly festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Ocean City commercial harbor. Bring your family and friends and get set for a day of all things maritime. The Maritime Heritage Festival of Harbor Day at the Docks will take place along Sunset Avenue in the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for convenient parking from the West Ocean City Park N’ Ride. The event is being hosted by Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) in partnership with Worcester County Tourism, the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Fish In OC, Martin Fish Company and many other individuals and businesses. “This event originally ran between the years of 2008 to 2012,” WCRP Marketing Program Manager Brianna Dix said. “It was loved by the community and visitors. We’re glad to bring it back to life to educate visitors about the rich culture of the harbor, and provide a fun environment for all who attend.” Entertainment, education and history are on tap for the day. There will be lobster banding and knot tying by local fishermen, fish cleaning demonstrations, a crab eating contest, creative activities for children, live music by Feel Free and Diamond Alley, poster and T-shirt sales, a vendor tent full of local businesses and community organizations and a touch tank with various marine life for youth to explore. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase. The festivities will culminate with the Blessing of the Fleet at 5 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor space are available. For more information, visit www.harbordayoc.com, visit the social media pages @harbordayoc, or contact Brianna Dix at 410-632-2144, ext. 2514 or bdix@co.worcester.md.us.

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Holly Grove Road Cleanup Planned For Next Month

October 11, 2019

Organizations Partner On Volunteer Effort

BERLIN – The Delmarva Free School and Assateague Coastal Trust will partner for a cleanup of Holly Grove Road next month. The Worcester County Commissioners agreed last week to support the collaborative effort by providing two deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety during the cleanup. “I’d like to thank you for what you’re doing,” Commissioner Bud Church said. “I think you’re going to need three dump trucks.” Kelly McMullen, founder and clinical director of the Delmarva Free School, said her West Ocean City-based organization offered mental health services in the community. The Delmarva Free School recently partnered with Assateague Coastal Trust. “I also do free psychoeducational community seminars for mental health and wellness and we’ve been doing the seminars in collaboration with Assateague Coastal Trust this summer about the importance of being connected to your natural environment for good mental health and wellness,” McMullen said. She said that after seeing the success of Assateague Coastal Trust’s Trash Free Assateague program she contacted Billy Weiland, the program’s founder, about a partnership to cleanup Holly Grove Road. “When the water table is high it’s swampland and it’s covered in trash, as is Sinepuxent Road, and those drain into Trappe Creek back there which goes to the Sinepuxent back bay,” she said. To help address the problem, she and members of Delmarva Free School will join volunteers from Assateague Coastal Trust on Saturday, Nov. 2. Escorted by two deputies, they’ll pick up trash along Holly Grove Road from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the request for two deputies to assist. Sheriff Matt Crisafulli said his agency was happy to help. “We thank the Delmarva Free School and Assateague Coastal Trust for everything they do to make our community better,” he said.

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This week I was happy to attend the retirement party for John Laws, who led the kitchen at Fager’s Island for more than 40 years. I also checked out the closing party for Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar and some of the Ravens/Steelers game at Pit & Pub, Dry Dock 28 and Buxy’s Salty Dog.

Fager’s Island Past & Present: Charlie Smith, Lynette Newberry, Mary Rossi, Nancy Cassell, Paul Gazior, Dawn Smith, Becky Anderson, Susan Roche, Mary Puntch Bixler, Beth Hannon, Libby Laws, Jayne Fohrkolb, Gretchen Collins, Michael Flemming, Stephanie Meehan, John Fager and Adela Gonzel By Terri French

Faces

SPOTLIGHT ON THE REGIONAL RESTAURANT AND BAR SCENE

Blu Crabhouse: Management Team Rush Stehley, Melissa Bunting, Heather Harris and Executive Chef Jon Latta

28th Street Pit & Pub: Raven’s Roost #58 VP Gordon Bramble and President Billy Ray

In Places

Blu Crabhouse: James Morand, Brett Williams, Lauren Gilkey, Jackie Bailey, Carina Costy, Andy Hoffman, Brandon Anderson, Juan Felix-Ramirez and Marlon Dale

28th Street Pit & Pub: Abi Gish, Jackie Walsch, Rose Ray, Co-Owner Mike Horsey and Emma Slaney

Blu Crabhouse: Musician Blake Haley, Bartenders Danielle Hertzog, Mike Arbin and Jaime Wilkins

Fager’s Island: GM Kevin Myers, Retired Executive Chef John Laws and Executive Assistant Bobbi Corbett

Dry Dock 28: Kevin & Pam Houck and Annie “Mom” Buxbaum

Fager’s Island: Retired Executive Chef John Laws and Owner John Fager

Buxy’s Salty Dog: Bridget, Doug “Dad” and Frankie Buxbaum


Wicomico Park To Host Annual Wine Festival

October 11, 2019

Tickets On Sale For 17th Annual Event

SALISBURY – Taste wines from across the state of Maryland here in Wicomico County when the Autumn Wine Festival returns to Pemberton Historical Park this month. The 17th Annual Autumn Wine Festival will take place Oct. 19-20. The Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism event, which is produced in partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, offers festivalgoers the opportunity to taste samples from different Maryland wineries. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The Autumn Wine Festival has also partnered with Women Supporting Women, a local nonprofit that strives to provide awareness, education and support to those affected by breast cancer. Women Supporting Women will be on-site all weekend hosting a variety of fundraisers under the Pink Party Tent. The festival also features live music, regional cuisine, vendors and a Sports Zone. “Pemberton Park provides the perfect location to enjoy wine, food, music and activities during the Autumn Wine Festival,” said event organizer Cole Lacey. “Bring a chair or blanket and partake in this annual tradition with your friends.” Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Tasting tickets include a six-ounce glass. Early bird tickets are available for $25 for one day or $40 for both days. Regular tickets are $35 for one day or $60 for both days. Non-tasting tickets are also available; early bird non-tasting tickets are $5 and regular non-tasting tickets are $10. Early bird sales end online, in person and by phone on Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. Additional fees may apply to ticket prices. Ticket buyers also have the option of making a donation to Women Supporting Women at checkout. Purchase tickets online at www.AutumnWineFestival.org or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center box office, located at 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). The box office can be reached at 410-5484911. For the latest updates on the festival and fundraising opportunities for Women Supporting Women, visit www.AutumnWineFestival.org.

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The talented cast of Brown Box Theatre Project’s “Measure For Measure” (Ivy Ryan, Aislinn Brophy, Sarah Boess, Francis Xavier Norton, Spencer Parli Tew, Drew Cleveland, Chris Kandra, Tanya Avendano Stockler, and Tim Colee) posed for a quick picture before their show started in Northside Park.

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By Jeanette Deskiewicz

FEATURING THOSE HELPING CAUSES IN THE RESORT AREA

Hanging outside The Atlantic Club, was Pip the Beach Cat, with his assistants Emily Meadows and Gretchen Cooper for The River of Hope Garden Dedication.

In Society

October 11, 2019

Behind the scenes for the 9th Annual Free Shakespeare performances were Katie Jost (Audio Engineer), Ashley Brooke Miller (Company Manager), Angela Harrington (Master Electrician), Kyler Taustin (Director), Cassandra West (Production Manager), and Shauwna Grillo (Stage Manager) of Brown Box Theatre Project.

Believe in Tomorrow Prom Queen Candidate Beth Scaniffe (right) got help from Tanya Knott and George Schoolfield selling raffle tickets at the Annual Beach Bash.

Delilah Topping and Leo Sutton enjoyed playing in the newly renovated and expanded 94th Street Dog Park this fall.

Serving some of the delicious food at the 2019 Believe in Tomorrow Beach Bash were volunteers Barbara Walker and Terry Levins.

At the 2019 Believe in Tomorrow Beach Bash Jill and Walt Lambert signed bidders up for the silent auction.

Welcoming the community to The River of Hope Garden Dedication were Debbie Smullen (Worcester Goes Purple Events Coordinator) and Sue Rodden (Atlantic Club General Manager).

The Annual Believe in Tomorrow Beach Bash, could not take place without the help of volunteers like Claire and Karl Beers donating their time at the event.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office DFC Kelly Riwniak, and Sheriff Matt Crisafulli, were in attendance for The River of Hope Garden Dedication located outside The Atlantic Club.


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advertisement was Karen Moore, who was modeling a suit by Poppy Swimwear. Unique architecture was one of the highlights of a store on 58th Street and “Beach Highway” named Diana Parker. Among those featured in this week’s edition of the After Dark column by Mike Elliott were Barbara Leung and Milton Chung, Samoa Restaurant; Dick and Margie Eckard, Embassy Lounge in the Diplomat Hotel; Fran and Earl Pierce, French Quarter Lounge; and Kenny Duca on harmonica, Embers.

Issue Highlights At Davis Promotions’ Rod and Custom Show at the OC Convention Show, “The Original Corvette” was being featured with $1,000 in prize money and trophies on the line. The featured model in the Hess Apparel

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Stevenson United Methodist Church

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An advertisement for the all-new “Ocean Mall” read, “The 12month summer begins September 1971.” It was offering 40 shops, 20 offices and acres of parking in the 94th Street area. The Castle in the Sand Hotel announced its new cocktail lounge, the Wine Cellar, was now open seven days a week.

Children in foster care who have a CASA volunteer are more likely to succeed in school and adjust to change. And they’re half as likely to re-enter the foster care system late. As a volunteer, you can make all the difference for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect in your community. Get involved, and change a child’s story.

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Horoscopes

October 11, 2019

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): A changing situation calls for a change in plans. Although you might prefer the schedule you had already worked up, you could do better by agreeing to make the needed adjustments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): That once seemingly rock-solid proposition you favored might be hiding some serious flaws. Take time to check it more carefully and question anything that seems out of kilter. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): Finish up those lingering tasks so that you can then arrange to spend some time in quiet reflection. This will go a long way in restoring both your physical and spiritual energies. CANCER (June 21 to July 22): A family situation could heat up and boil over unless you deal with it as soon as possible. Try to persuade other family members to work with you to help cool things down. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): Cheer up, Kitty Cat! That low feeling will begin to ebb by midweek, and you should be back in the social swirl in time for the weekend. A long-postponed deal could be starting up again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): Going too fast and too far on too little knowledge could be risky. Best to slow down and check for any gaps in your information. It's what you don't know that could hurt you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Trying to make peace among quarreling family members, friends or colleagues can be tough. Expect some resistance, maybe even some expressions of resentment. But stay with it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Changing your mind doesn't have to be a problem once you realize that you might have good and sufficient cause to do so. Make your explanations clear and complete. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): An unkept promise can be irksome and easily raise the Archer's ire. But instead of getting into a confrontation, take time to check why someone you relied on came up short. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): A new workplace distraction creates an unnecessary delay. The sooner you deal with it, the better for all concerned. A personal matter also should be attended to as soon as possible. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): Once again, the Aquarian's gift for applying both practical and creative methods to resolve a situation makes all the difference. Personal relationships thrive during the weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20): A relationship appears to be losing its once-strong appeal for reasons that might be different from what you think. An open and honest talk could lead to some surprising revelations. BORN THIS WEEK: Your life is bound by your belief that character counts more than anything else. Š 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.


Rental Proposals Concern OPA Board

October 11, 2019

BY CHARLENE SHARPE

STAFF WRITER

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines Association officials are encouraging residents with concerns about rentals in the community to attend next week’s meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners. On Oct. 15, the commissioners will host a public hearing regarding proposed changes to Bill 19-3, which relates to boarding and lodging rentals. Several members of the association’s board met with Commissioners Chip Bertino and Jim Bunting last week to discuss the bill. “It needs to be fully vetted to the public during that public hearing on the 15th so I encourage all those who are interested in that topic — apparently it has become noteworthy here in Ocean Pines — I strongly recommend if you can make the time to get up there to attend that public hearing I ask that you do so,” said Doug Parks, association president, at last week’s board meeting. Initially, the board was expected to discuss asking the commissioners to delay approval of the bill at last week’s meeting. “Bill 19-3 well intended to improve on a situation where properties are rented for short periods of time (one or two days, or a weekend),” Director Steve Tuttle wrote in the board packet. “It does not address the major issues being faced by our residents. The increase in rentals by Airbnb, VRBO or similar has resulted in properties being rented in Ocean Pines as capable of housing 10, 15 or more people for short periods of time. In some cases, the properties are 3-bedroom dwellings never intended to house 10 or 15 people and the vehicle parking is insufficient to accommodate on the property the vehicles of the renters.” At the start of the meeting, however, Tuttle said he’d like to withdraw the motion because during the discussion with Bertino and Bunting the board had been assured that changes could still be made to the bill. “The bill in question is not in final form,” he said. “The language is expected to change before being enacted, and I believe the resulting bill will be more favorably define the issues on occupancy limits and some of the other issues that we’ve been concerned about, so I’d like to withdraw it at this time.” In an interview, Bertino acknowledged that the bill was still in draft form and that citizens would have the opportunity to voice concerns at the public hearing. The bill, which eliminates inconsistencies in the existing code, revises definitions and establishes new regulations—including occupancy limits and parking requirements— for short term rentals of one- and twofamily dwellings, can be viewed on the county’s website.

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Students

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In The News

A goal at Ocean City Elementary is to directly teach students the strategies they need to demonstrate positive leadership as bystanders to stand up and speak up to bullies. At their annual Stand Up, Speak Up assembly on Sept, 12, fourth grade students presented a skit teaching strategies for dealing with bullying situations. Pictured, front from left, are Jayden Melgar, Riley Sudol, Sophia Kurtz, Aiden Backof and Zoe Rill; and, back, Arriana Dempsey, Thea Macrides, Katherine Conway, Giabella Abruzzo and Trent Macrides.

Worcester Preparatory School students from the Classes of 2019 and 2020 captured one National AP Scholar and 35 Advanced Placement Honors from the College Board. Class of 2020 students honored for outstanding Advanced Placement scores were, front from left, Madison Van Orden, McKenzie Blake, Abi Plylar, Kathryn Marini, Emily Copeland, Damiana Colley and Ellie Todorov; back, Kurt Leinemann, Spencer Paquette, Devin Wallace, Enzo Zechiel, Max Huber, Frank Carter and Eli Prushansky. Submitted Photos

In a language rich ceremony, Stephen Decatur High School's top literary scholars were inducted into the National English Honor Society on Sept. 24. Pictured, back row, are Blake Marshall, Hunter Selzer, Andrew Ball, Hunter Wolf, Macy Dietrich, Maeve Donahue, Ulyssa Jacobs, Gavin Connor and Rachel Peretz; and, front, Mariana Juarez-Quio, Layla Chrysanthis, Mikayla Denault, Eileen Eslin, Gabrielle Schwendeman, Madison Mann, Lydia Woodley and Morgan Carlson.

Sixth graders at Berlin Intermediate School visited Assateague State Park in September for environmental education lessons. Members of the Hammerhead team are pictured above.

At Worcester Preparatory School, kindergarten teachers have incorporated a new program, “Read to Self,� where students dedicate time each day to reading. During this quiet time, kindergarteners select books of their choice and then find a cozy spot to nestle and read to themselves. Above, Acting Head of School Mr. Mike Grosso stops by to read with kindergarteners Meera Wadi, Isabella Labin, Madelyn Tull, Bianca Prosekova and Marshal Hidell.

A busy Stephen Decatur High School Homecoming Week culminated in the naming of the Homecoming Queen and King on Friday, Oct. 4. Senior Abby Yesko was crowned queen during halftime of the Friday night football game, while senior Branden Manuel was named king during the annual afternoon pep rally. Both Yesko and Manuel are members of the National Honor Society and serve as senior class officers. Above left, Yesko is pictured with Principal Thomas Sites. At right, Manuel is pictured with his mother, Dawn Manuel, and Sites.


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HUNGRY?

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From our Breakfast Inspirations to our special Deli Creations ~ we have what it takes to satisfy that craving. Check out our full menu at www.uberbagels.com. We make all of our bagels from scratch and boil and bake them fresh every day, the New York way!

Showell Elementary students Fletcher Chmar and Thomas Gallagher cite text evidence to ask and answer questions. The students are showing their understanding of the story, “Stone Fox,” in their Michael Johnson's third grade class.

Van Walsh and Tyler Cardimone, third grade students from Showell Elementary, hunt for details to explain the motivations for character's actions in the book, “Stone Fox.”

Ava Miller from Michael Johnson's third grade class at Showell Elementary enjoys the importance of reading a great book.

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Who’s Where When 28TH/127TH STReeT piT & pub 410-289-2020 • 443-664-7482 28TH ST. & coaSTal HWy. & 127TH ST. & coaSTal HWy. Friday, Oct. 11: Elvis The Man Wednesdays: DJ Wax (127th St.) aTlanTic HoTel 410-641-3589 2 noRTH Main ST., beRlin Mondays: Earl Beardsley Tuesdays: Bob Miller on Piano

oTTo GRundMan crabcake factory: Thursdays

dJ baTMan M.R. ducks: Sunday, oct. 13

buxy’S SalTy doG/dRy dock 28 410-289-0973 28TH ST. & coaSTal HWy. Friday, Oct. 11: DJ Wax

claRion HoTel 410-524-3535 10100 coaSTal HWy. Ocean Club: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 & 12: On The Edge Fridays & Saturdays: DJ Dusty

Worcester County Humane Society Thrift Store

Halloween Costumes For Pets & People

SELLING NEW AND GENTLY USED ITEMS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ANIMALS AT THE WCHS SHELTER. Open Shop Days: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 12703 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, MD 21842

(Next to Braddah Barney’s and one half mile west Sunset Grill)

410-213-9400 • Manager: Mary Martinez

We rely on donations from the public. For information on items accepted and drop-off directions, please call the Thrift Store during business hours.

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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WCHS THRIFT STORE FOR WEEKLY SALES & NEW DONATIONS

coconuTS beacH baR & GRill caSTle in THe Sand HoTel 37TH & 38TH ST. • 410-289-6846 Friday, Oct. 11: Over Time Saturday, Oct. 12: Rick & Regina Sunday, Oct. 13: Lauren Glick Band Thursday, Oct. 17: Taylor Knox Band

dJ duSTy clarion/ocean club: every friday & Saturday

dJ Robcee fager’s island: Saturday, oct. 12

cRabcake facToRy baySide 302-988-5000 RT. 54 fenWick iSland, de Friday, Oct. 11: Smooth & Remy Wednesday, Oct. 16: Kevin Poole

faGeR’S iSland 410-524-5500 • 60TH ST. in THe bay Friday, Oct. 11: DJ Hook, Deadeye Stare Saturday, Oct. 12: Jordan Gillis Band, DJ RobCee, Under The Covers

elviS THe Man 28th St. pit & pub: friday, oct. 11

dJ billy T Harborside: fridays

GReene TuRTle noRTH 410-723-2120 • 11601 coaSTal HWy. Friday, Oct. 11: Jack & T, 3 p.m., Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88, 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: DJ Wood GReene TuRTle WeST 410-213-1500 • RTe. 611, WeST oc Friday, Oct. 11: TBA

HaRboRSide 410-213-1846 SouTH HaRboR Road, WeST oc Fridays: DJ Billy T Saturday, Oct. 12: Chris Button/Side Project, DJ Jeremy Sunday, Oct. 13: Dust N Bones, Chuck D, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Opposite Directions HaRpoon Hanna’S 302-539-3095 • RT. 54 & THe bay, fenWick iSland, de Friday, Oct. 11: Dave Hawkins, Full Circle Saturday, Oct. 12: Dave Sherman, The Chest Pains Sunday, Oct. 13: Kevin Poole

dJ Wood Greene Turtle north: Saturday, oct.12

kevin poole Harpoon Hanna’s: Sunday, oct. 13 & Thursday, oct. 17

Randy lee aSHcRafT & SWc Johnny’s pizza & pub: Wednesdays Smitty McGee’s: Thursdays & fridays

beaTS by Wax buxy’s Salty dog: friday, oct. 11 127th St. pit & pub: Wednesdays pickles pub: Thursdays


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Who’s Where When Thursday, Oct. 17: Kevin Poole HOOTERS 410-213-1841 • 12513 OCEAN GATEWAY, RTE. 50, WEST OC Friday, Oct. 11: TBA

ON THE EDGE Clarion/Ocean Club: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 &12

SUGAR JACK Purple Moose: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 & 12

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 410-723-5600 RT. 54 FENWICK ISLAND, DE Wednesdays: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys M.R. DUCKS 410-289-9125 • 311 TALBOT ST. Friday, Oct. 11: Johnny Seaton & Bad Behavior Saturday, Oct. 12: Bird Dog & The Road Kings Sunday, Oct. 13: DJ Batman

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS Harborside: Sundays & Thursdays

UNDER THE COVERS Fager’s Island: Saturday, Oct. 12

PICKLES PUB 410-289-4891 8TH ST. & PHILADELPHIA AVE. Friday, Oct. 11: Beats By Jeremy Saturday, Oct. 12: Dust N Bones Mondays: Karaoke W/ Jeremy Tuesdays: Beats By Adam Dutch Thursdays: Beats By Wax PURPLE MOOSE 410-289-6953 BETWEEN CAROLINE & TALBOT STS. ON THE BOARDWALK Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 & 12: Sugar Jack Friday & Saturday Oct. 11 & 12: CK The DJ, 2 p.m.

LAUREN GLICK BAND Coconuts Beach Bar: Sunday, Oct. 13

WHISKEYHICKON BOYS Seacrets: Friday, Oct. 11

BIRD DOG & THE ROAD KINGS M.R. Ducks: Saturday, Oct. 12

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Gas • Ice Cigarettes 410-641-2366 • Main St. & Old O.C. Blvd., Berlin, Md.

SMITTY MCGEE’S 302-436-4716 37234 LIGHTHOUSE RD., WEST FENWICK IRELAND, DE Thursdays & Fridays: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys SEACRETS 410-524-4900 49TH ST. & COASTAL HWY. Friday, Oct. 11: Whiskeyhickon Boys, Light Up The Moon, High Five Swan Dive, 2 DJs Saturday, Oct. 12: Jon Maurer, JJ Rupp Band, My Hero Zero, 2 DJs Thursday, Oct. 17: John McNutt Duo, DJ


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THINGS we like

(Editor’s Note: Once again, we are opening up “Things I Like” for our readers to report on some aspects of life they enjoy. Shoot your submission of 10 things you like to me at editor@mdcoastdispatch.com or P.O. Box 467, Berlin, Md. 21811 or fax to 410-641-0966.)

Waking up early and getting 7-Eleven coffee and drinking it on the beach Walking the beach and filling my cup up with shells Lunch at "The Shark" Sitting on "our" bench on the Boardwalk Going to Assateague to see the ponies Watching the sunset over the bay Eating Thrashers Fries Happy Hour at HOME The sand sculptures Staying indoors and playing games on a rainy day JOAN MILLER, WILLIAMSBURG, VA.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 3 Church Street Berlin, Md. 410-641-4066

Worshiping Sundays

At 8:30 And 10:30 a.m. www.stpaulsberlin.org


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Telescope Pictures, a J and S Management Company, would like to thank our 2019 crew members for a great season. Your commitment in delivering the ultimate photo experience paired with your dedication to our brand is very special to management and owners. It takes someone truly unique to work on America’s finest beaches keeping our 70 year tradition going strong. To our loyal customers who have made us a Tradition and our new customers, we could not be happier to capture amazing photos of you and your loved ones. Each time you walk through our doors is something truly exciting. You and our crews made a big impact on the community with your generous donations. Our company was pleased to match every cent of all donations! Special thanks to our friends at: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, 3 Brothers Italian Restaurant, Ocean 13, Ocean 98, Johnny’s Pizza, Jolly Roger Amusements, Sushi Cafe, OC Wasabi, Abby Burger Bistro, Crab Cake Factory Loca Madre, Crab Cake Factory Bayside, Hammerheads, Hoop Tea, Fager’s Island, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, Sam’s Barbershop, Seacrets Jamaica USA, United Work and Travel, Aspire Worldwide and all of our International J-1 Visa students.

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Rackliffe House To Hold Colonial Fair

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Tours of the Rackliffe House will be offered during Sunday’s event.

Photo by Robin Harrison

BERLIN – Rackliffe House, a 1740's restoration, is presenting its first Colonial Fair to celebrate the early years of the building of Rackliffe House. On Sunday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the fair will feature vendors who will offer colonial-related items and crafts such as homemade apple hand pies, assorted pastries, artisan bread, local honey, fresh eggs, flowers, potpourri, oils and vinegar, fall veggies, soap, coffee and teas and more. Ten demonstrations of colonial craftsmen will be showcased during the duration of the fair. A blacksmith, spinner, beekeeper, basket weaving, wool spinning and weaving, buttermaking,

antique tool collection, traditional cooking, colonial dancing and the Pocomoke Indian Nation. The 4-H Club will demonstrate milking a "faux" cow. There will be an opportunity to purchase several pieces of antique furniture as well as some selected antiques from various sources. Colonial children's games and pony rides will also be offered. Seasonal food items will be available as well as a traditional pig roast with colonial beverages of mead and pumpkin beer. Soft drinks and hamburgers will also be for sale. There will be free admission for Rackliffe House tours. The public is invited.

The Shrimp Boat

This is a family friendly event to benefit the critically ill children who stay at The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House By the Sea. The Shrimp Boat Is Located At 9724 Stephen Decatur Highway

Friday, October 18, 2019 11 am – 8 pm Pre-Order Shrimp! $10 Per Pound starting Sunday, October 13

* Portion of all proceeds from lunch & dinner (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) will be donated to The Children’s House By The Sea * Mystery Boxes, Auction Items, 50/50 * 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: $1.50 Crabs * Childrens Happy Hour: 3-5 p.m.

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* $3 Kids Meals, $1 Fries * $1 Beverages For Children


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Every Monday: TOPS Meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.410-641-0157. Every Monday: Delmarva Chorus Meeting 7 p.m. Ocean Pines Community Center. Women of all ages invited to sing with the group. 410-641-6876.

Second Monday Of Month: Ocean Pines Camera Club 7 p.m. Ocean Pines branch library. Monthly get-together to share photos, tips, programs. Group goes on a photo shoot the Saturday following meeting and hosts a hands-on workshop the last Thursday of each month. Professional and amateur photographers and new members welcome. Meets second Monday of each month. Every Tuesday: TOPS Meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. jeanduck47@gmail.com.

Second Tuesday of Month: Eastern Shore Stamp Club Meeting 6 p.m. Salisbury branch, Wicomico County Library. Meetings held in basement.

Third Tuesday: Alzheimer’s Support Group 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Free caregivers group. 410-629-6123.

Every Wednesday: Community Bible Study (Women and Children) September 2019 through May 2020. Harvest Baptist Church, 29945 Dixon Rd., Salisbury. Pre-registration now open. $35 for adults, $10 for children. Thirty-week study of Revelation, Galatians and Colossians. Women of all ages and Bible knowledge welcome. Coordinator Linda Frey, 410-4228773. Register and pay online at Salisbury.CBSclass.org.

Every Wednesday: Delmarva Hand Dance Club Dance To Sounds of ’50s And ’60s Music 5:30-9 p.m. Ocean City Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave. $5 donation per person to benefit veterans and local charities in the Delmarva region. Members and guests welcome. dance@delmarvahanddancing.com or http://delmarvahanddancing.com. 410-208-1151. Second Wednesday: Polish American Club Of Delmarva Meeting 2-4 p.m. Columbus Hall. Anyone of Polish or Slavic descent is welcome. No meetings June, July, August. 410723-2639 or 410-250-2548.

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Every Friday: FORGE Contemporary Youth And Family Ministry 6:30-8:30 p.m. FORGE Center, 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville. Designed for kids ages 5-65, the program provides a meal, music, games, activities and a life lesson that can be of use to anyone. Christian-based program but does not require the practice of faith to attend. 443-366-2813.

Every Saturday: Goat and Sheep Seminars 10 a.m. Tractor Supply Co., Berlin and Farmers & Planters Too, Salisbury. Free programs focusing on small ruminant health, fencing and pasture management and feeding. Programs by University of Maryland Extension. For full schedule and registration, contact Maegan Perdue, mperdue@umd.edu or 410-632-1972. First Saturday Of Month: Writers Group 10 a.m.-noon. Berlin branch, Worcester County Library. Anyone interested in writing is invited to join the group and share a story, poem or essay or just come and enjoy listening to others. This is a free activity. New members are always welcome. The group is comprised of amateur as well as professional, published writers willing to share their knowledge and offer tips on being creative with words.

October 11: Crab Cake Dinner Stevenson United Methodist Church will offer the last dinner of 2019. Crab cake sandwich with green beans, baked potato and cole slaw for $12 or two crab cake sandwich platters for $20. Carryouts available. Bake sale table offered.

October 12: Basketball Open House The Fast Breakers of Ocean City in-

vites girls from fourth through eighth grades to their open house at Northside Park, 9-11 a.m. (registration 8:45 a.m.) Free admission. Open house will consist of skill development, games and prizes. NBA shooting coach Dave Hopla will be guest coach for players. 410-726-3459.

October 12: Pancake Breakfast Annual Fall Kiwanis Club event from 8-11 a.m. in the Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center. Carryout also available.

October 12: Coastal Walk Join Coastal Hospice for the inaugural Coastal Walk at Assateague State Park. The walk includes a 5K Fun Run which begins at 10 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a two-mile walk. The 5K will start on the paved trail but after a mile transitions to the beach. Registration is $30 and can be completed on https://runsignup.com/coastalwalkand5k.

October 12: Artisan’s Festival The Bethany Beach Fire Company Auxiliary’s 12th Annual Artisan’s Festival will be held at the fire house, noon-3 p.m.

October 12: Willards Bingo The 13th Annual Baskets, Bags & Bucks Bingo will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 at Willards Lions Club. Doors open 5:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 7 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at door. For tickets, call 410-726-1583 or willardsfire.com.

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October 13: Chicken & Dumplings Dinner Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold from noon-2 p.m., offering chicken and dumplings, coleslaw, green beans and sweet potatoes. Cost $12 for adults, $6 for children under 11. Eat-in or pre-order carryouts, 619-922-9950. October 13: Colonial Fair From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Rackliffe House will hold a colonial fair with vendors, demonstrations, children’s games, pony rides and a traditional pig roast. Public is invited. www.rackliffehouse.org October 17: Bus Trip The Ocean Pines Boat Club and Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines-Ocean City are sponsoring a Harrington Casino bus trip. Cost is $20 per person including $15 in slots play and a $7 food voucher. Bus departs Ocean Pines Yacht Club at 10 a.m. Call Tom at 410-641-5456 to reserve a seat.

October 17-20: Tribute Festival The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel will host a weekend of free events aimed at celebrating the life and music of The King and his peers. Thursday, Oct. 17 will feature a karaoke party at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 will feature a Great ETA Auction at 11 p.m. Halloween Costume Ball will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. A wrap party will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. October 18: Fish Dinner Bowen United Methodist Church will be having a fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. Platters are $10 and include flounder filet, macaroni and cheese, green beans, corn bread and dessert.

October 12: Anglers Meeting The Ocean Pines Anglers Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Library. The speaker will be a representative from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

October 19: Spirit Breakfast County Commissioner Josh Nordstrom will be the guest speaker at the Worcester County Democrats’ 15th Annual Spirit of the Party Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $20 for club members, $25 for non-club members. Call 410-629-9107 for tickets.

October 12: Project Dedication The members of the Germantown School, located at 10223 Trappe Road, invite the public to a dedication of the first phase of its orchard project as well as a bench donated by the Republican Women of Worcester County at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

October 19: Spirit of the Party Breakfast Worcester County Democratic Club will host the 15th Annual Spirit of the Party Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department’s meeting room. Elected officials will be present. Cost is $20 for club members and $25 for non-club guests. 410-6299107. SEE NEXT PAGE

October 12: Spaghetti Dinner Whaleyville United Methodist Church will host from 4-6 p.m. in the church hall. Ages 11 and up, $9, and ages 510, $5, and free ages 4 and under. Music will be performed by the Old Time Gospel Singers.

October 19: Fried Chicken Dinner New Hope United Methodist Church in Willards will host an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost $13. Carry-outs available. 410-543-8244.


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October 19: Corvette Club Car Show The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware will be hosting its annual car show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date Oct. 20) at Salted Vines Winery in Frankford, Del. The first 100 to register will receive dash plaques and “Top 50” trophies. www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or 917-539-2531.

October 19: Heritage Day From 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Heritage Day at Historic Sharptown on the Nanticoke will be held with a townwide yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Sponsored by the Sharptown Historical Commission, historical museum and town hall exhibits will be open. Children’s games and crafts offered. Free admission. October 21: Life Line Screening Elks Lodge #2645 on 138th Street in Ocean City will host Life Line Screening. Five screenings will be offered for a fee. Register by calling 888-6536441, lifelinescreening.com or text the word circle to 797979.

October 24-27: Plein Air Workshop This four-day workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., led by fine artist, Karen McLain, encompasses the complete process of field study, anatomy, photo reference and to complete a studio painting with the life and energy of paintings in the field. Registration at Assateague-IslandAlliance.org/shop. October 26: Fall Bazaar Ladies Auxiliary of Swann Keys is hosting our annual Fall Bazaar at the community clubhouse. Crafters, food, baked goods, 50/50 drawing, giveaways and more.

October 26: Oyster Fritter The American Legion Post 123 in Berlin will offer oyster fritter sandwiches from 2 p.m. till for $9.

October 26: Chicken, Dumpling Dinner Remson United Methodist Church in Pocomoke will be holding an all-youcan-eat chicken and dumpling dinner from 4-7 p.m. Adults, $13; children 6 12, $6; and children under 6, free. Carry-outs available. 410-957-1351.

October 26-27: Home Show, Pet Expo The 9th Annual Autumn Home & Condo Show and the new OC Pet Expo will be held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Hours Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 27: Homecoming Powellville United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming with special music and a message. A fellowship meal will be served after the 10 a.m. event.

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BERLIN – In August 2016, the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation announced the start of the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future, the philanthropic community support that will allow hospital system to complete $35 million in capital projects to expand healthcare services for our community. As the three-year campaign comes to an end, the Campaign for the Future committee is planning its final event, the Motown After Party. The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Leading up to the event, the community can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win amazing trips and more. Hosted at the Aloft Hotel, located at 4501 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, the theme and attire for the evening will focus on “The Glory Years, 1960s – early 1970s.” Additional details including attire descriptions can be found on the website at www.agh.care/motown. Features of the event include an abundance of sophisticated hors d'oeuvres catered by Sunset Grille, cocktails, and live en-

tertainment by Jimi Smooth and the HitTime Band. The foundation has raised more than $8.23 million of the $10 million philanthropic community support goal. To become a LIFE Donor or purchase tickets to the event visit www.agh.care/motown or text AGHMOTOWN to 41444 or contact Tammy at tpatrick@atlanticgeneral.org or 410-641-9690 Raffle prizes include Caribbean Club, Seven Mile Beach Grand Cay-

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The Huk Big Fish Classic recently distributed $5,000, representing a portion of its proceeds from this past summer’s sixth annual tournament, to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation. Pictured, from left, are Lloyd Lewis, Leighton and Rebecca Moore (accepting on behalf of PRMC) and Stephen and Kristin Lewis. Submitted Photos

Coastal Earns Award BERLIN – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) has been awarded the 2019 William J. Neary Jr. Community Action and REALTOR® Excellence (CARE) Award from the Maryland REALTORS® for its work to better our local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving. Coastal Director Grace Masten, who served as chair of this year’s CARE Award Committee, presented the award and a check for $9,000 to Coastal President Bernie Flax and Coastal President-Elect Joe Wilson during the Sept. 12, Maryland REAL-

TORS® Installation and Awards event at Gaylord National Harbor. Coastal will award the $9,000 to local charities through the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation. The CARE Award is given to local REALTOR® associations in recognition of their achievements in community service and charitable actions. The award is designed to raise the profile of the REALTOR® organization by focusing on associations that have demonstrated an extraordinary record through direct local association community service involvement. SEE NEXT PAGE

Coastal Director Grace Masten, Coastal President Bernie Flax and Coastal President-Elect Joe Wilson accepted the 2019 William J. Neary Jr. Community Action and REALTOR® Excellence Award on behalf of the Coastal Association of REALTORS®.


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The highlight of Coastal’s community work over the past year was the establishment of the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation, which is a donoradvised fund held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and supports local charitable organizations that are supported by association members. In 2019 so far, the association has awarded over $16,000 in grant funding to organizations that service the Lower Eastern Shore. The annual Coastal REALTORS® Foundation Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser for these efforts. Last year, the event raised over $12,000. This year’s event was held Oct. 10 at the Ocean City Golf Club. Among Coastal’s other charitable efforts are the association’s annual holiday party toy drive to benefit Toys For Tots, an annual REALTOR® Build Day in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and support of the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore’s JA Inspire event, among others. “It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of Coastal,” said President Bernie Flax. “Our members truly care about our communities and it shows through all of their efforts, inside and outside of the association. We will use this award to continue to support our members’ hard work and dedication to the causes that are important to them on the Lower Eastern Shore.”

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Most Wired Designation BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has earned the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ 2019 Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. This year’s recognition is the community hospital’s fourth consecutive award from Most Wired for successful application of information technology solutions that positively impact the quality and safety of care as well as the overall patient and family experience. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care for their populations. Less than three percent of hospitals across the United States achieved Most Wired Recognition in 2019. “We are honored to have received Most Wired recognition once again,” said Jonathan Bauer, vice president of information systems at Atlantic General Hospital. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication not only by our IT team, but also by our medical staff and our employees from the front line to the executive suite, to implement best practices in healthcare IT and improve the quality of the care we deliver every day.”

Citizen Award Announced SALISBURY – The Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, has announced Dr. Steve Leonard, of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), has been chosen to receive

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the 2019 Boy Scouts of America TriCounty Distinguished Citizen Award. Leonard is the President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He assumed the role in January of 2018. He has been with Peninsula Regional since 2003. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance and has a Master of Business Administration degree from Salisbury University. Steve also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the DR. STEVE University of Maryland LEONARD Eastern Shore with a research focus on Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.

New Bank Branch BERLIN – Taylor Bank has announced the planned opening of a new, full-service branch location in Onley, Va. in summer 2020. Taylor Bank’s Onley branch will be located at the corner of Market Street and Shore Parkway. This new location will offer new and existing customers a broad range of financial services powered by classic customer service and new banking technology. “We are extremely excited to build this new, full-service branch to better serve the needs of our community in Onley and the surrounding areas of Accomack County,” said Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO. “Taylor Bank is committed to the Eastern

A rendering of Taylor Bank’s new Onley, Va. branch is pictured. Submitted Photo

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Local Alpacas Farm To Hold Open House

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BERLIN – Ocean Breeze Alpacas will have an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. when the farm will be open free to the public for tours, demonstrations and activities. The farm is located 10304 Caleb Road in Berlin. The rain date will be Oct. 20. Co-owners Nancy and Susan Taylor invite the public to come meet their alpacas and visit their Breezy Barn farm store of local alpaca yarn, roving and fibers. Alpaca goods and one-ofa-kind hand knits are also available for sale in the shop, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. “We hope everyone can join us on Saturday when we have invited various fiber artists demonstrating knitting, spinning, rug-hooking, and weaving,” said Susan Taylor. “There will be games, activities and our popular hayride for the kids and the young at heart.” A food truck with hot dogs and ice cream will be available. “It promises to be a fun day on the family farm,” she said. Although Saturday is the bigger day of festivities, the Breezy Barn farm store will also open on Sunday, Oct. 20 as usual from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. “Be sure to drop by and check out our many new items from Classic Alpaca, the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool, and our local consigners,” said Nancy Taylor. “These hats, scarves, socks, gloves and stuffed alpaca toys make great gift items for the up-coming holidays. You can get an early start on your holiday shopping with our one-of-a-kind local hand-knit items, or purchase some of our own alpaca yarn to start your own knitted or crocheted project.” Nancy and Susan Taylor started their alpaca farm business with a herd of seven males purchased in southern Maryland. The next year the sisters-inlaw added nine females and six more males from a local farm in Delaware. “These cute critters each have a unique personality, and we’d love to give you a tour and introduce you to our current herd of 35 alpacas and four llamas. These numbers include one baby alpaca, aka cria, born on the farm in July,” Susan Taylor said. Both Nancy and Susan Taylor love to knit and were excited to have their own alpaca yarn from their own animals. The farm offers various weights of yarn including bulky, worsted and fingering, plus rug yarn perfect for your next knitting or crocheting project. Roving and raw fibers are also available for spinning. “We continue to have all-natural shades, but currently in the works we are adding colors to our fiber,” said Nancy Taylor. “We will keep you posted on the arrival of our new colorful yarns. … Also available are our popular alpaca knitting and crochet kits for one skein projects, including Ocean Breeze Alpaca yarn with an original pattern. We offer alpaca felted mats great for saddle blankets and pet beds.”


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BERLIN – Two events are planned this month to help Atlantic General Hospital reach its $10 million capital campaign goal. First, the 3rd Annual Hope Palmer Pink Party will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon-7 p.m. at Sunset Grille. There will be a $20 cover charge with a portion of the cover charge donated to AGH’s campaign. Half-price appetizers, live entertainment and reduced drink prices will be offered throughout the event. On Oct. 27, an event, co-chaired by AGH Foundation members Rich and Laura Mathabel, called Bikes and Boo’s will take place on the Boardwalk. Participants will be able to ghoul around while biking the Boardwalk in costume for a good cause. Attendees can bring their own bikes or stop by Bike World and rent one with 50% of proceeds donated to the AGH campaign by owner John Barrett. Each participant or team will receive a number to assist with the judging process. Trophies for best dressed costumes and bikes will be presented in the best team, best decorated bike, best costume and best costume categories. The bike crawl starts on Wicomico Street at 12:30 p.m. with an awards ceremony taking place at the Bearded Clam at 2 p.m. To register, call 410641-9690 or text BIKESANDBOOS to 41444. All proceeds from the event will benefit Atlantic General’s Campaign for the Future. The funds raised will allow Atlantic General Hospital to complete $35 million in capital projects. Among them is completion of a new 18,000-squarefoot full service cancer care center, completion of the women’s health center in West Ocean City, renovation of existing surgical facilities and expansion of emergency services within Atlantic General Hospital as well as improvements to inpatient care areas. To date, the foundation has already secured more than $8.13 million of the $10 million goal in pledges, commitments and grants.

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Boardwalk parades of Cruisin participants will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY – The 22nd Annual Endless Summer Cruisin Car Show got underway Thursday with more than 2,000 hot rods, street machines, customs and more expected. This event will have various car shows at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street, both inside and outside, as well as the downtown Inlet parking lot and various citywide locations. Scheduled to appear at Endless 2019 from the hit show Gearz will be Stacey David. David will be at the event Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. inside the convention center and Saturday, 11

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a.m.-4 p.m. in the Inlet parking lot. Plus joining the fun, from Iron Resurrection attendees will be able to meet Amanda Martin. She will be at the Inlet Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and inside the convention center Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Being held in conjunction with Endless Summer Cruisin is the 39th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., inside the convention center. See some of the hottest show cars in the mid-Atlantic compete for cash and trophy awards. In addition, SEE NEXT PAGE

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spectators can vote for their favorite ride. Plenty of live entertainment on stage including Golden Touch, performing Friday and Saturday, noon3:30 p.m. Also on hand will be vendor showrooms for automotive needs plus jewelry, arts and crafts and more all inside the convention center. Another event being held during Endless Summer Cruisin is the Cruisin Classic Auction. With over 100 vehicles, including classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and special interest vehicles, expected to cross the auction block this is sure to be quite the event. Consignment preview is available Oct. 11 with a special VIP event for all registered bidders, consignors and their guest Friday night at Harpoon Hanna’s. The live auction begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Some highlighted vehicles are a 1957 Chevy Belair Pro-built 355c.i. engine, a 1941 Willys Coupe custom built and a rare 2005 Ford GT. If you are interested in participating in this sale as a seller or buyer, visit cruisinclassicauctions.com or call 410-871-8381. Spectator admission into the auction is included with the admission ticket for Endless Summer Cruisin. Some of the top national names in the country will be on display at Manufacturer’s Midway located at the Inlet including Advance Auto Parts, AMSOIL, Automotive Lift Service, Miller Welding, the Maryland Lottery, Summit Racing and many more. At the OC Convention Center Treasured Motorcars will be on display. Another Endless Summer Cruisin Car Show highlight are the special Boardwalk parades that will take place Friday and Saturday mornings, Oct. 11-12. Parades begin at 8 a.m. leaving 27th Street and cruising south along the Boardwalk to the Inlet. Spectator tickets for Endless Summer Cruisin are and $15 per day Friday & Saturday and $10 per day on Sunday. For more information on Endless Summer Cruisin visit www.EndlessSummerCruisin.com or call 410-798-6304. Endless Summer Cruisin Ocean City has always held safety as the top priority. The event does not tolerate unlawful activities or the disrespect of Ocean City. The town of Ocean City will be classified as a special event zone during the event where there will be increased fines for speeding, negligent/reckless driving, spinning wheels and alcohol related offenses. A press release for the event said, “We encourage everyone that comes to Ocean City for Endless Summer Cruisin, both participants and spectators, to respect the town and abide by the rules. We look forward to a wonderful and safe Endless Summer Cruisin for 2019 and years to come.”

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WEST OCEAN CITY: Off season rental. 2BR. $750 per month. Text 443-497-9177. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: Home in Ocean Pines, Furnished, 4BR, 4BA, NO smoking. NO pets. Oct- June $2200 + ulit's. Call 717-855-4566. Owner is a licensed Realtor. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: Oct.-Apr. Oceanfront. Newly furn. Quiet bldg. No pets/smoking. Occupancy lim. to 1. $850. + util.’s. 410-804-3444. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– YR, HOUSE FOR RENT: 3BR, 2BA. Beautiful home. Unfurn. Oyster Harbor. $1,600 per mo. + util.’s. Available Nov. 1st. 443-880-5323. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OFF SEASON RENTAL: Waterfront ome/mobile home. 11212 Gum Point Road, Berlin, MD. 2 Bedroom and 4 Bedroom. $900 & $1200 per month. 410-430-9797 (text preferred) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: Bayside, 28th St. 1BR, Queen + full. W/D. no smoking/pets. Mid. Sept.-May. $700 per mo. + util.’s. $500 sec. dep. 443-510-2557. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– YEAR ROUND RENTALS: 94th St: 3BR, 3.5BA ($1,800/mo). 12th St: 2 BR, 2BA ($1,450/mo) w/ Pool. Both Units Close to Beach & Bay, Newly Remodeled, Furn or Unfurn, Available Oct. 1. Will Consider Multiple Year Lease for the Right Tenant. Call 410251-2892 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: 3BR, 2BA. Montego Bay. No smoking/pets. Avail. Nov. 1st thru June 1st. $800 per mo. + util.’s & sec. dep. 410-718-0145 or 443-8800706. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: WOC 2BR, 1BA Home, Unfurn., D/W, W/D, central HVAC. No smoking/pets. Occup. lmtd to 2. $650 + util.’s. & Sec. dep. 410202-6353. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FURNISHED WINTER RENTALS 1BR, 1BA Oceanblock, 122nd St. Pet friendly w/addtl. dep. $700 per mo. 2BR, 1BA Bayshore Dr. $900 per mo. 3BR, 2BA Jamestown Rd. $1,100 per mo. Tenant pays elec. & cable. 410202-2632 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– YR RENTAL, 28TH ST.: 1BR Condo. Bayfront. 3rd Floor. 2 parking spots. $900. + elec. Cable incl. 410-4307675. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– YEAR ROUND CONDO, 3BR 2.5 BA, Furn. Modern appl’s, W/D, 117th ST. Bayside on canal. $1500. per mo. No pets, call 410-848-1767. dougherty35@aol.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTAL: 52ND ST, SEACRETS & 127TH ST. N.S. PARK: 1BR, 1BA. Sleeps 5-6. Furn. W/D. Great location. $250 per wk incl.’s util’s. Cable & WiFi incl. 267-254-0111. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WEEKLY RENTAL:4BR, 2 1/2BA. Fully furnished. W/D, Pool, Tennis court. Quiet community. 7 miles from the beach. $2,500 per wk. Call Mike for details. 410-877-3894 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINTER RENTALS, DOWNTOWN OC: Clean & Comfortable Furnished Unit’s $550 -$1,000 per month, utilities included. 443-856-5241 OcWinterRentals.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 18011 To all persons interested in the estate of MARY LOUISE BOUNDS, ESTATE NO. 18011. Notice is given that KIMBERLY BOUNDS PHILLIPS, 589 ASHCROFT LANDING DRIVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL32225, was on SEPTEMBER 27, 2019, appointed Personal Representatives of the estate of MARY LOUISE BOUNDS, who died on SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the

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SMALL ESTATE NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 18017 To all persons interested in the estate of TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF CECILIA E. KEHNE. Notice is given that CATHY ANNE-MARIE PASQUARIELLO, 56 QUARTER STAFF PLACE, BERLIN, MD 21811, was on OCTOBER 04, 2019 APPOINTED PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SMALL ESTATE OF CECILIA E. KEHNE, who died on SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having claims against the decedent must

serve their claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent's death; or

(2) Thirty days after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claims will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within thirty days from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Any claim not served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Name of Newspaper: Maryland Coast Dispatch Date of Publication OCTOBER 11, 2019 CATHY ANNE-MARIE PASQUARIELLO Personal Representative True Test Copy TERRI WESTCOTT Register of Wills for Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 1X 10-11

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JOAN G. COLLINS, who died on OCTOBER 16, 2018, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having claims against the decedent must serve their claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent's death; or (2) Thirty days after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claims will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within thirty days from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Any claim not served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Name of Newspaper: Maryland Coast Dispatch Date of Publication OCTOBER 4, 2019

ESTATE NO. 17997 To all persons interested in the estate of TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF JOAN G. COLLINS. Notice is given that ANNIE BELLE FRANKLIN, 312 FLOWER STREET, BERLIN, MD 21811, was on SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 APPOINTED PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SMALL ESTATE OF

ANNIE BELLE FRANKLIN Personal Representative True Test Copy TERRI WESTCOTT Register of Wills for Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 1X 10-11

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… ‘Why Are You Not Celebrating It And Working Together’

October 11, 2019

FROM PAGE 4 “One of the things that bothers me is all of the signs say special event,” she said. “That tells them we recognize them as an event. They are not an event and we want them to go away. The crowds on the street were unruly, and I don’t know if we have enough resources to take care of it.” Local resident Michele Knopp dismissed an earlier notion that the town of Ocean City and its police department and allied partners were somehow singling out the unsanctioned H2Oi event. “I take offense when you say we’re not open to this group because we’re very open to all groups,” she said. “I believe we had nearly 120,000 bikes in town and there were little to no problems.” Knopp related her own experiences as a resort business owner and resident. “It seemed to really start getting bad about five years ago,” she said. “A lot of them come into the restaurant and they literally hang the tickets they have collected around their necks and brag about them. For the first time ever, I am nervous driving down the road and I have never felt scared in this town before. … I know they want to have a good time, but a lot of them just come here to cause problems. I know a lot of them hate the Ocean City police. When you come into town and have ‘F**K the OCPD’ on your car, that doesn’t go over well. Right now, we’re 10 steps behind and it seems like they are always 10 steps ahead of us.” Local resident Sherry Hott pointed out the town has a task force whose primary objective is to explore all of the motorized special events, but the unofficial H2Oi participants have not been invited to have a seat at the table. “The best thing I can put forth is forming a new task force with different types of people,” she said. “Maybe we need a couple of their people that are willing to come down here and sit with everyone to begin to pound out what we can do to stop these problems.” Hott said like most of her neighbors, she doesn’t like the event, but questioned if there were some solutions available such as designated burnout areas and other alternatives. “I personally don’t like all the cars, but if it is done in a safe manner, it is what it is,” she said. “Kids are going to have fun. If that’s what they think is fun, they are going to do it with or without your permission. Seriously, you need to do something to keep those guys busy if they’re going to come here.” Local resident Martin Branagan spoke to some of the suggested options and said the respect issue cuts both ways. “There has been talk about temporary speed bumps, but you can’t do that for just one event,” he said. “They know that and they have you over a barrel. One young man spoke about respect. When you see people bragging about can’t waiting to get here and breaking the law, respect is a two-

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ating the special event zone and other actions including towing vehicles and giving out tickets at will have resulted in more and more people coming and more and more outlandish activity and disrespect toward the police.”

Elected Officials Respond

A pedestrian is pictured being run over by a vehicle on Baltimore Avenue on Sept. 21. The vehicle did not stop at the scene of the collision. File Photo

way street.” Branagan said one obvious solution bandied about over the last week is one that shouldn’t be explored until all other options are exhausted. “A few years ago during the riots in Baltimore, the mayor at the time said give them room to destroy,” he said. “The only reason the city wasn’t destroyed is because the governor called in the National Guard. I don’t think anyone wants to see that happen, but that’s where this is heading if there isn’t real change. I said last year this event has gotten to the point that somebody is going to die. I have no doubt about that now.”

Participants Weigh In Heretofore, most of the vitriol from the unsanctioned event’s participants has played out through social media. During Monday’s public comment period, a handful of unofficial H2Oi participants had their opportunity to voice their concerns, which ran the gamut from anger and resentment to reconciliation and back to anger again. Local resident and event participant Patrick Jones said he witnessed an overzealous law enforcement community throughout the weekend. “What I witnessed made me sad as an American,” he said. “I saw police brutality and people’s rights being trampled. I saw a kid tased for standing on private property. Another friend got arrested on false charges.” Oddly, Jones’ comments appeared to attempt to make the event participants’ the victims in the issue. “What I saw wasn’t right and it made me upset,” he said. “I’m a 24year-old man and never has being an American meant so much to me as I watched people’s rights getting violated. It sucks coming into the town you grew up in and went to church in and being scared. I feared for my safety just walking down the sidewalk.” Event participant Nigel James cleared the air about his, and presumably other event participants’, feelings toward law enforcement and the somewhat lawless element of the larger unsanctioned event. “First and foremost, I support all

local and national law enforcement,” he said. “I don’t condone the actions of those with the sole agenda to cause havoc and to disrespect law enforcement that I saw take place on the previous weekend.” James then asserted the town’s enforcement actions and the subsequent special event zone has exacerbated the problem. “This is a relationship that has both sides reacting to one another,” he said. “You have continued to push this group into a corner by elevating fines and targeting them.” James accused the town and its enforcement actions of being prejudiced against the unsanctioned event and it participants. “This has been a concentrated effort of prejudice against a specific group,” he said. “This has been a strong desire to keep out people who might look different than you, or have different interests than you. These efforts have resulted in anger. What you don’t realize is this group looks forward to this event all year. Some of these people cannot connect to one another without this group.” James pointed out Ocean City’s geography make the resort the perfect host for the unofficial H2Oi event and encouraged the city leaders to embrace it. “It is a very unique town with a long stretch of highway for cruising,” he said. “It is a very unique place to hold this event, which is why the event in Atlantic City has failed. Floods and hurricanes couldn’t stop them from coming. Instead of fighting this passion, why are you not celebrating it and working together to come up with a solution.” In a slightly less conciliatory tone, James said he was willing to work with the town on coming up with an amicable solution. “I am not the mayor of this unofficial H2Oi event, but I did drive two hours tonight to stand up for something I believe in,” he said. “I believe we can sit at the table together and form a new task force and begin working to make this a win-win for everyone. Can we prevent all of the riff raff? Absolutely not, but we can work together to create an amazing event. Three years of initi-

State Delegate and former Ocean City Councilman Wayne Hartman said the problems associated with the event have escalated and not gotten any better. “I want to thank our police department and its allied partners for the job they did,” he said. “Frankly, I think the brutality they received I never expected to see in Ocean City.” Hartman said he stood at the ready to work with his colleagues in Annapolis on behalf of the town. “I am here to do whatever we can to help you,” he said. “The leadership in the General Assembly has reached out to me and I have already reached out to some of those folks asking for their support for whatever you decide that you need.” Council President Lloyd Martin defended the decision to hold a closed session on Monday and said all the proposed solutions would be made public when the time was right. “Everything is on the table,” he said. “We’re going to look at everything we can do to make this better for the people who live here and the people who visit here. We need to look at what we can do and then everything will come out front. We are very open to you.” Councilman John Gehrig said the town should share the responsibility for what the unsanctioned H2Oi event has become. “I want to personally apologize,” he said. “We have taken very little real action and you should hold all of us accountable. There is no question people are going to die. Lowering the speed limit on a gridlocked road is not a solution. Our hands are tied a little, but we should be bold. We should be held accountable.” Gehrig then turned his attention to the event participants in the room and presumably those within earshot. “I appreciate the car community, but it’s a respect issue,” he said. “You are not going to get some of these enforcement efforts to go away if you don’t respect the community. It’s embarrassing to the community and it’s embarrassing for you guys. I’m willing to jump in with respect, but it has to be reciprocated. You guys need to police yourselves, then we can start talking about working with you.” Mayor Rick Meehan, who last week said the city was “under siege” during the event and said all options would be considered to find a real solution, reiterated his position on Monday. “You all know where I stand,” he said “We’re going to work together as a team and we’re going to come back with some recommendations. This will not be forgotten or swept under the rug. It will be addressed.”


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with Scott Lenox Fall weather cam be tough as the wind starts to blow colder temperatures into the area and we sometimes have more nonfishable days in a week than we do fishable. There are still plenty of fish around inshore and even some pelagic species out in the canyons, but Mother Nature sometimes makes it tough to get to them. We’ll have to see what offshore waters have to offer after the wind stops blowing, but I’m optimistic there will still be mahi to

Captain Chris Little of the Talkin’ Trash put this crew on a beautiful 125-pound bigeye tuna on a trolling trip to the canyons Submitted Photos last week.

catch. White marlin and blue marlin may be gone for this year, but if water temperatures stay in the 70s for a while we could see another run of tunas and there should be a few mahi hanging around. The ocean going party boat fleet left the sea bass snapping last week when they ran their last trips before the wind. Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star had a trip last week where sea bass were being caught two at a time on bare hooks and everyone on board had a limit of 15 fish. There were a few flounder being caught over ocean structure and some nice triggerfish. The party boat fleet

“Hurricane” Murray Meyers and Courtney display a couple of stud sea bass caught on empty hooks aboard the Morning Star with Captain Monty Hawkins.

Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey is hoping that this kind of action is still around when the wind stops blowing because jacks, mahi and white marlin releases keep customers happy.

will probably find the sea bass still hungry when they are able to get back out, and the fish should be around through the end of the year. Flounder fishing in the back bay has been difficult in dirty water, but there are plenty of other species keeping inshore anglers busy. Sheepshead, tautog and black drum have been caught in good numbers around the north and south jetties and the Route 50 Bridge with the best baits being live sand fleas or green crabs. There have been a good number of weakfish caught in the back bays in some of the deeper holes around the inlet, and anglers throwing lures have also caught a couple of speckled trout. The Route 50 Bridge has been consistent in holding rockfish and bluefish and that trend should continue as the water gradually cools.

Budd Heim of the Atlantic Coast Sportfishing Association used a sand flea at the south jetty to land this 22 3/4” sheepshead that weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Ocean City Inshore Classic put on by Fish in OC and Hooked on OC. This is a great inshore tournament with rockfish, flounder, tautog and open categories. Anglers can fish any or all 32 hours from lines in Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 a.m. through lines out at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Registration is at the Sunset Marina activity room from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Scales action will take place at Atlantic Tackle on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday from 3-5 p.m. I hope to see you there. Until next week, tight lines. (The writer is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City’s fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and been fishing the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.)


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Page 76 WEST OCEAN CITY-BERLIN-OCEAN PINES ASSATEAGUE DINER Rte. 611 & Sunset Ave., West Ocean City 443-664-8158 www.assateaguedinerandbar.com Inspired by a classic diner culture, this new hotspot offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu here features classic comfort foods prepared and executed with a modern coastal trust. Be sure to check out the exceptional coffee program and the Westside Bar within features delicious craft cocktails throughout the day. BLACKSMITH RESTAURANT AND BAR 104 Pitts St., Berlin • 410-973-2102 Located in the heart of America’s Coolest Small Town, Berlin, Md., Blacksmith has established itself as one the area’s most loved dining and drinking destinations for foodies and wine, spirt and craft beer enthusiasts. Chef owned and locally sourced, Blacksmith keeps the main focus on Eastern Shore tradition. Everything here is homemade and handmade. Cakes and baked goods are delivered daily from down the street. Cozy and modern, traditional and on trend; Blacksmith has risen to the ranks of the area’s finest casual eating and drinking establishments. Visit and see why folks from Baltimore, D.C., Chincoteague and locals alike think Blacksmith is worth the trip. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, dinner and bar snacks. Closed Sunday. BREAKFAST CAFE OF OCEAN CITY 12736 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City 410-213-1804 Open 7 days a week between Sunsations & Starbucks, across from Outback, come join us at the “Breakfast Cafe” (formerly Rambler Coffee Shop) we are a family-friendly restaurant that’s been family owned for 30 years passed from mother to son in 2001. We believe that fair pricing, putting out quality food as fresh as we can make it and a nice atmosphere makes a meal. I like to think we have many “House Specialties” which include our Crab Omelet, real crab meat, cheddar cheese and mushrooms, our Sunfest Omelet, Swiss cheese, ham and mushrooms; Cafe or French Sampler, pancakes or French toast, with eggs, bacon and sausage. Homemade creamed chipped beef on toast and sausage gravy on biscuits with browned potato home fries, with onion, excellent cheesesteak subs and fries and more! We use Rapa Scrapple fried on the grill the way you like it for all our breakfasts, sandwiches and sides. Summer hours, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Come enjoy! CARIBBEAN JOE’S BAR AND GRILLE 12614 Ocean Gateway Next To Alamo Hotel 443-664-8509 Completely renovated and under new ownership, we are proudly located at the first ever motel in Ocean City, “The Alamo.” You truly will not believe what we’ve done! Thursday we have fresh 1/2-lb. burgers served on a delicious Hawaiian Roll for only $5. Wash it down with a natural light for only $1. We also have tender pulled-pork sandwiches and unique chicken salad to die for. We’re open 7 days a week when the season kicks in. Come see our Caribbean atmosphere, 7 flat-screen TVs and the coolest pool bar in Ocean City. CRAB ALLEY Golf Course Rd., West Ocean City Head Of Commercial Fishing Harbor 410-213-7800 • www.craballey.com Just close enough to be out of the way-located at the head of the commercial fishing harbor in West Ocean City, Crab Alley has it all! Spectacular view, casual and fun atmosphere, super service and mouth-watering food combine to make “The Alley” a true locals’ favorite. Enjoy our light fare and full menu of unbelievably fresh seafood, chicken and steaks indoors or on our upper deck. We offer appetizers, sandwiches and a children’s menu too. Our name says it all -”crack’em and attack ‘em”. Big Fat Crabs both by the dozen and all you can enjoy specials. Check out our website for our fantastic happy hour food and drink specials or find us on Facebook. Having a special affair? We can handle your group, large party or special occasion. Make Crab Alley your first stop! THE DOUGH ROLLER West Ocean City, 410-213-7655 S. Division St. & Boardwalk, 410-289-3501 3rd St. & Boardwalk 410-289-2599 41st St. & Coastal Hwy • 410-524-9254

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70th St. & Coastal Hwy • 410-524-7981 Ocean City’s favorite family restaurant for 40 years! Open 8 a.m. breakfast, lunch and dinner, great kid’s menu. Breakfast and lunch specials offered during the week at WOC, 41st Street and 70th Street locations. At same locations, Tuesdays are half-price pizza nights; Wednesdays are Dollar Days with special offers for breakfast and dinner. Thursdays are half-price Italian dinner nights. Order online DoughRollerRestaurants.com

DUMSER’S DAIRYLAND West Ocean City, Boardwalk locations, 501 S. Philadelphia Ave., 49th St. & 123rd St. www.dumsersdairyland.com This classic ice cream shop is a tradition for many families. Voted O.C.'s “Best Ice Cream” for the past 20 years, Dumser's is celebrating 80 years of serving the shore, and the ‘40s-style décor takes you back in time. With locations throughout Ocean City, treating your tastebuds to this signature homemade ice cream is easy. The 49th and 124th streets locations offer vast lunch and dinner menus (breakfast too at 124th) in addition to a wide variety of ice cream treats. You’ll find an impressive array of kid-favorites, along with fried chicken and seafood options, wraps, subs, sandwiches, salads and sides like sweet potato fries and mac-and-cheese wedges.

New mouthwatering smoked wings with half the calories. Traditional wings and boneless wings with 12 sauce selections. Burgers, quesadillas, tacos, and healthy salads. Extensive seafood selections with raw bar and Alaskan crab legs. Children's menu and game room. Apparel and souvenir shop. Sports packages on a ton of TVs and live entertainment. Wing-fest every Tuesday from 6 to 8 with 50 cent wings. And of course, the world famous Hooters Girls. Large parties welcome. Call for private party planning. LIGHTHOUSE SOUND St. Martin’s Neck Rd. • 410-352-5250 Enjoy the best views of Ocean City at the newly renovated, Lighthouse Sound. Come relax and dine overlooking the bay and the beautiful Ocean City skyline. Savor entrees such as local rockfish, tempura-battered soft shell crabs, char-grilled filet mignon and jumbo lump crabcakes. Open to the public, we serve Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. One mile west of Ocean City, Md., just off Route 90 on St. Martin’s Neck Road. Reservations recommended.

FOX’S PIZZA DEN 11328 Samuel Bowen Blvd., West Ocean City 410-600-1020 • www.foxpizzamd.com Enjoy a brand new, spacious dining room. Happy hour every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with $5 food specials and awesome drink specials. Enjoy incredible weekly chef specials along with our extensive regular menu. Check out foxspizzamd.com for a list of our regular menu items

RUTH’S CHRIS Within the GlenRiddle Community 410-213-9444 • www.ruthschris.com Ruth’s Chris specializes in the finest customaged Midwestern beef. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 1,800 degrees to lock in the corn-fed flavor. Then we serve your steak sizzling on a heated plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal. Many of our recipes were developed by Ruth, favorites such as shrimp Remoulade, Crabtini and Ruth’s chop salad. Located five miles west of Ocean City in the GlenRiddle Golf clubhouse. Extensive wine list. Reservations recommended.

FULL MOON SALOON 12702 Old Bridge Rd., West Ocean City 443-664-5317 Locally owned and operated, this moderately priced casual restaurant/bar has freshly caught seafood, BBQ, and pork entrees, giant sandwiches as well as a variety of homemade soups. Locally we are known for our jumbo lump crab cakes, pork and beef BBQ, cream of crab soup, and 100% angus burgers as well as a variety of other sandwiches and entrees that are cooked with a local flair. Open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and open until midnight. Sundays breakfast offered 8 a.m.-noon. Fifteen televisions and a big screen available for all sports events.

THE SHARK ON THE HARBOR 12924 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City 410-213-0924 • ocshark.com We make real food from scratch. We believe that great food and healthful ingredients are not mutually exclusive of each other. Featuring local organic produce and seafood. All natural products – clear of preservatives and antibiotics. Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of our menu – which our chefs write twice daily, based on what's fresh, available and delicious. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste the difference. Open Daily Year Round, Monday through Saturday for Lunch & Dinner and Sundays for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. Reservations suggested.

GREENE TURTLE-WEST Rte. 611, West Ocean City • 410-213-1500 Visit Maryland’s No. 1 Sports Pub and Rest-aurant, the World-Famous Greene Turtle. Proudly serving West Ocean City since January 1999, The Greene Turtle features a beautiful 80-seat dining room, large bar area with 54 TVs with stereo sound and game room with pool tables. With an exciting menu, The Greene Turtle is sure to please with delicious sizzling steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, raw bar, homemade salads and more. Live entertainment, Keno, Turtle apparel, kids menu, carry-out. Something for everyone! Voted best sports bar, wings and burgers in West OC. Great happy hour and plenty of parking.

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HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL South Harbor Rd. • 410-213-1846 They take their mantra, “Where You Always Get Your Money’s Worth,” seriously here with daily food and drink specials during happy hour as you watch the boats come in from a day offshore. Delicious daily chef specials are always worth a try or stay with any of the house favorites, such as the calamari and ahi bruschetta for appetizers or any of the homemade tacos and fresh off the dock seafood selections as sandwiches or entrees. It’s the home of the original fresh-squeezed orange crush, of course. HOOTERS RESTAURANT Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd., West Ocean City 410-213-1841 • www.hootersofoc.com

28TH ST. PIT & PUB 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-289-2020 • www.pitandpub.com Ocean City’s home of Pulled Pork and the finest barbecue, the legendary 28th Street Pit & Pub is known for serving up delicious smokehouse specialties. Grab a brew and enjoy the live sports action on one of the big screen TVs. Happy Hour daily, 3-6 p.m. Family friendly atmosphere. Weekend entertainment. 32 PALM 32nd St. Oceanside In The Hilton 410-289-2525 • www.32palm.com Executive Chef Rick Goodwin has introduced an exciting new menu. A favorite among many is the Bermuda Triangle, featuring cinnamon seared scallops finished with an ancho mango coulis along with house broiled crabcake with a sweet chili remoulade and finally, applewood smoked bacon wrapped around jumbo shrimp, grilled to perfection with jalapeno barbecue sauce. Other wonderfully delicious dishes cover the land and sea as well and each have a special touch that makes this restaurant unique among its peers. Children’s menu available. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 45TH STREET TAPHOUSE 45th St. & The Bay • 443-664-2201

October 11, 2019 At the newly remodeled 45th Street Taphouse, the best views of bayside Ocean City, MD are the backdrop where craft beer meets Maryland cuisine. This is vacation done right, all year long. Wash down a Crabby Pretzel or homemade crabcakes with one of our 35+ craft beers on tap, all made right here in the USA. Not feeling crabby? Pair your craft brew with our award-winning wings or even our brand new breakfast menu. Anyway it’s served, come get tapped with us. BONFIRE 71st St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-524-7171 • www.thebonfirerestaurant.com 150 ft. Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet. A famous Ocean City Restaurant for 37 years. It’s all here. The service, the atmosphere and the finest, freshest food available. Fresh seafood, snow crab legs, prime rib, BBQ ribs, raw oysters, raw clams, steamed shrimp, fish, homemade soups & salads. Decadent dessert selection – homemade donuts & bread pudding, soft serve ice cream with hot fudge topping and lots more! Large selection of children’s favorites – chicken tenders, hot dogs, burgers, macaroni & cheese and pizza. A la carte menu available featuring fresh cut steaks and seafood. Open Monday-Friday at 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at 3 p.m. Plenty of free parking. BUXY’S SALTY DOG 28th St. • 410-289-0973 • www.buxys.com Destiny has a new home in Ocean City. From the ‘burgh to the beach, Buxy’s is your home away from Pittsburgh. Come see what all the locals already know and have known – Buxy’s is the place to come to meet friends, relax and be social with no attitudes. House specialties include “The” Cheesesteak Sub, Primanti-styled sandwiches, piero-gis,egg-rolls and homemade crab dip. Don’t miss our daily specials. COCONUTS BEACH BAR & GRILL 37th St. Oceanfront • 410-289-6846 No matter if you are looking for a hearty sandwich, a tasty seafood appetizer or a robust fresh salad, they have all the bases covered. A favorite on the appetizer list is the wasabi shrimp and crab dip bites, but everything on the menu is worth a try at least once and never disappoints, especially the fresh seafood offerings that can be added to salads and make for impressive sandwiches. They have the “Little Surfers” covered as well with several offerings. Also be sure to ask about their specialty cocktails that are always impressive. COINS PUB & RESTAURANT 28th St. Plaza • 410-289-3100 Great mid-town location offering a complete dinner menu, lunch and lite fare. Coins features the freshest seafood, shrimp, scallops, clams, fresh catch and lobster plus the best crab cake in Maryland, hand cut steaks cooked to your liking, succulent veal and chicken dishes. Also authentic pasta selections. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing in the lounge nightly. Happy hour daily 3-6 p.m. Casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Special kids menu. Lots of free parking. DRY 85 OC 12 48th St. • 443-664-8989 • dry85.com Steps from the beach. Gourmet "stick to your ribs" Lowcountry cuisine. A made-from-scratch kitchen with every sauce and every dressing hand crafted. It's that attention to detail that takes the concept of burgers, fries, ribs and wings and turns them completely on their head. Charcuterie boards. Late night bar. 120+ Whiskies. Craft beer. Artisanal craft cocktails. Seasonal outdoor seating. Named one of the Top 40 Whiskey Bars in America by Whiskey Advocate. DRY DOCK 28 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. • 410-289-0973 The new kid on the dining scene in Ocean City features eclectic pizzas, delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and hot steamers in a modern, nautical themed atmosphere. A beautiful boat bar is featured inside and features craft cocktails and brews. Outdoor seating is available. Carry out available and beer and wine to go. Live music is also offered in this kid-friendly establishment. EMBERS RESTAURANT 24th St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-289-3322 • www.embers.com The Embers is stepping it up again with their Famous All-You-Can-Eat Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet. New buffet selections from our Executive Chef and Sous Chef paired expertly with all the SEE NEXT PAGE


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old favorites! Massive crab legs, large shrimp, crab cakes, and over 100 additional items including our Raw Bar, Steamed Clams, various fish selections and a continuous array of delicious surprises from the kitchen daily. The Embers also offers an excellent happy hour with some of the lowest drink prices and discounts on selected items from the buffet until 6 p.m. in our bar! Open Friday-Saturday at 4 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR 201 60th St. On The Bay 410-524-5500 • www.fagers.com Fager’s Island is an award-winning popular bayfront restaurant where lunch is a forgivable habit, dinner an event and sunsets unforgettable. Lite fare lunch served from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m., famous raw bar, festive Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and children’s menu. Complete house wine list and award-winning proprietor’s list available upon request. Outdoor decks and bar. Nightly entertainment in-season, Friday-Saturday, off-season. Open every day, year-round. A Fun Place! GENERAL’S KITCHEN 66th St. & Coastal Hwy. • 410-723-0477 Join us at our new bigger and better location. Everybody likes breakfast, but for too many it comes too early in the morning. Not so at this sunshine-happy delight. Breakfast is what it’s all about, from 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The menu is a breakfast lover’s dream. From juice, cereal and eggs, to corned beef hash, waffles, hot cakes, bacon, sausage, to the best creamed chipped beef on the coast (try it on french fries). This is definitely the place. House specialties: creamed chipped beef, O.C. No. 1 breakfast, own recipes. HARRISON'S HARBOR WATCH RESTAURANT & RAWBAR 1 Boardwalk South, Overlooking the Inlet 410-289-5121 www.harborwatchrestaurant.com Harrison's Harbor Watch Restaurant and RawBar has been bringing Ocean City, MD the Freshest Seafood, an award winning RawBar, Certified Angus Beef Steaks, unlimited sides and a view you have to see to believe for the past 35 years. Please come join us at the end of the Boardwalk where the Inlet meets the Atlantic Ocean. Open for lunch and dinner everyday. Banquet and wedding space available. HAPPY JACK PANCAKE HOUSE 2404 Philadelphia Ave. • 410-289-7377 www.happyjackpancakehouse.com Happy Jack Pancake House has been serving the families of visitors and locals alike for over 50 years. Started by Dick Smith and taken over by Bob Torrey over 30 years ago, the restaurant has been a “must-visit” for generations. Good food, including 14 varieties of pancakes, fast service and a friendly staff is a guarantee. A family operated and family oriented restaurant, family serving family is a way of life here. There is something for every breakfast lover on the menu. HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE 31st St. & Coastal Hwy. 128th St. & Coastal Hwy. • 410-289-2581 There is no doubt about it. Higgins offers traditional Eastern Shore favorites for the entire family to enjoy. Of course, the house specialties include all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp and baby back ribs. In addition, there is a full menu offering a variety of delicious soups, appetizers and entrees. Open MondayFriday at 2:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at noon.

HOOTERS RESTAURANT 5th St. & The Boardwalk Ocean City 410-289-2690 • www.hootersofoc.com Mouthwatering traditional and boneless wings with 12 sauce selections. Burgers, quesadillas, tacos, and healthy salads. Extensive seafood selections with Alaskan snow crab legs and Maryland steam pots. Kids’ menu. Pet-friendly oceanfront patio. Official Hooters merchandise and of course, the world-famous Hooters Girls. HOBBIT RESTAURANT 81st St., Bayside • 410-524-8100 Beautiful panoramic views day and night from the bayside await in a warm, sleek and sophisticated dining room. Forgetting the view, the menu will also please, featuring the Hobbit Catch, Veal Pistachio and Jumbo Lump crabcakes. Fresh, new preparations from the chef will also never disappoint. The bar is friendly and inviting with bar stools and lounge seating available.

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JOHNNY'S PIZZA & SPORTS PUB 56th St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-723-5600 • www.johnnyspizzapub.com The Official Pizza of OC, Johnny's Pizza & Sports Pub serves families throughout Ocean City and its surrounding communities 365 days a year. Eat in, carry out or have it delivered right to your doorstep. Our comfortable dining room features ample seating for small groups or large parties and our speedy delivery service will deliver your hot, delicious pizza right to your home, hotel or condo for your added convenience. From steaming homemade pizzas to lightly tossed salads and fiery hot wings, we have something for everyone. Live entertainment every weekend all winter and live entertainment four nights in the summer. MARLIN MOON RESTAURANT 33rd St. in the DoubleTree Ocean City Oceanfront 410-289-1201 • www.marlinmoonocmd.com Eat where the locals eat. Marlin Moon is back in town with the talented Executive Chef, Gary Beach, creating his legendary food magic. Marlin Moon combines an eclectic atmosphere of ocean views and a fresh vibe with creative seafood and steak dishes you won’t forget. Winner of the Maryland People’s Choice Award, Marlin Moon delivers the culinary combinations you’re craving and uses only locally sourced seafood, meats and vegetables. Some of the original classics, such as Mom’s Shrimp and Freddy’s Seafood Pasta, are back as well as a raw bar, small plate appetizers, fresh salads and entrees sure to satisfy any food mood. Open daily serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. M.R. DUCKS WATERFRONT BAR & GRILLE Talbot St. & The Bay • 410-289-9125 www.talbotstreetpier.com A world-famous, open-air gazebo bar on the bay. Deck seating available for lunch and dinner. Live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. No cover and plenty of parking. Wings, crab dip, burger, steamed shrimp, crab cakes and much more. Kid-friendly menu. Great sunsets and cool drinks. One block south of the Rte. 50 bridge. RED RED WINE BAR OC 12 48th St. • 443-664-6801 redredwinebar.com Steps from the beach. Fresh coastal cuisine with a focus on locally sourced seafood and hand tossed pizzas. Artisanal cheeseboards. 35+ Wines By the Glass. Full bar. Craft beer. Late night bar. Luxurious colors and custom built couches. Casual atmosphere. Seasonal outdoor seating. Named Best Wine and Beverage Program in Maryland by the Restaurant Association. PICKLES PUB 8th St., Ocean City • 410-289-4891 It’s pub food with a twist and a special emphasis put on quality and large portions. The big juicy burgers and oven baked wedge sandwiches are locals’ favorites as are the pub wings (in a variety of styles) and tacos (choose from thai pulled pork, grilled chicken and blacked ahi avocado). There are numerous unique craft pizza options to choose from as well with the house favorite here being the blackened shrimp and arugula. SEACRETS On The Bay At 49th St. 410-524-4900 • www.seacrets.com We are Jamaica USA! Serving our world famous jerk chicken, along with a full menu of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, entrees, desserts and a children's menu. Enjoy happy hour drink prices everyday until 7 p.m.and live entertainment in a tropical atmosphere. Please check our website www.seacrets.com for a complete list of live bands and daily food and drink specials or call 410-524-4900. Find us and get lost! 94TH ST. NORTH-FENWICK-BETHANY

ABBEY BURGER BISTRO • 410-250-2333 12601 Coastal Hiwy. An enticing selection of flavors are offered for any burger palate, from rotating exotic meats like antelope to locally raised Dry Aged Black Angus to Delicious Handmade Vegetarians and even Vegan options. All are hand-pattied and made to order. If you’re feeling creative, you can build your own using our signature ‘Build A Burger’ checklist, or simply choose one of the tested and proven classics and leave it to the chef. A wide selection of local, domestic, and imported beers and micro-brews as well as an expansive bar are featured. Also offered are adult and children’s arcade games as well as a children’s play area. CAROUSEL OCEANFRONT HOTEL & CONDOS 118th St. & the Beach • 410-524-1000 Reef 118 Oceanfront Restaurant located in the Carousel Hotel offers beautiful oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet or try one of our specialty omelets including lump crab and asparagus. Our menu offers a wide variety of Succulent Seafood along with steaks, pastas & ribs. $5.95 kids’ menu available. Stop by the Bamboo Lounge serving happy hour daily 4-6 p.m. with super drink prices and $4.95 food specials. Visit the Carousel and get served by the friendliest staff in OC! THE CRAB BAG 130th St., Bayside • 410-250-3337 Now serving lunch and dinner, trust us when we say you can’t go wrong with anything you order here. The crabs are fat and never disappoint and are available eat-in or carryout. The BBQ ribs are also worth a try as well as any of the char-grilled specialties. Remember “Super Happy Hour” offered seven days a week, all day. Plenty of bargains available on drinks and food. THE CRABCAKE FACTORY USA 120th St./Beachside (Serene Hotel) 410-250-4900 Voted “Best Crabcakes in Maryland, DC and Virginia” by The Washington Post. Full-service family restaurant, carry-out and sports bar. Outside seating available. Menu selections include prime rib, chicken Chesapeake, steamed shrimp, beer battered fish, real Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, and a kids menu. Casual attire, full liquor bar, no reservations. Open Year Round. The Crabcake Factory started out as a breakfast house in 1996 and still serves one of the best and most creative breakfast menus in Ocean City. Try Eastern Shore favorites prepared daily by Chef-Owner John Brooks including a chipped beef, skillets, omelettes and their famous lump crab creations. World-Famous Crabcakes are served all day starting at 8 a.m. and can be packed on ice for you while you are eating breakfast. Try Sue’s Spicy Bloody Marys to start the day with a kick. Full breakfast menu available for carry-out. Online at: www.CrabcakeFactory-USA.com. See other listing (Crabcake Factory USA). Open year-round. CRABCAKE FACTORY BAYSIDE Rt. 54, Selbyville, DE • 302-988-5000 Under new ownership but SAME award-winning crab cakes and bloody marys! Enjoy WATERFRONT dining. Full-service family restaurant, carry-out & sports bar. Outside seating available. Open daily at 9 a.m. YEAR ROUND. Menu selections include crab cakes, prime rib, Philly-style cheese steaks, various seafood, kids menu plus full breakfast menu. visit us online at crabcakefactory-online.com or on our Facebook page. Casual dress, full liquor bar, no reservations. FENWICK CRAB HOUSE 100 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 302-539-2500 Along with all-you-can-eat crabs every day, the full menu is available daily for eating in or eating out. Daily dinner specials are offered along with favorites such as fried chicken and baby back ribs. Check out the new lunch menu, which is

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available until 3 p.m. daily. A fun and popular happy hour is also offered daily until 6 p.m. with food and drink specials. GREENE TURTLE-NORTH 116th St. & Coastal Hwy. • 410-723-2120 www.facebook.com/OriginalGreeneTurtle This is the Original Greene Turtle, an Ocean City Tradition, since 1976! A fun and friendly Sports Bar & Grille, where every seat is a great spot to watch sports with 50+ High Def. TVs up & downstairs! Menu favorites include homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Join them for weekday lunch specials 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and happy hour 3-7 p.m. Popular features are game room, gift shop, carry-out, party trays, nightly drink specials, MD Lottery-Keno, Powerball and DJs with dance floor. Something for everyone! Open 11 a.m-2 a.m., year-round. HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR Rte. 54 & The Bay, Fenwick Island, DE www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com 302-539-3095 No reservations required. Harpoon Hanna’s features a children’s menu & full bar. We are a casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch & dinner including fesh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Located Inside The Clarion Resort 101st St., Ocean City • 410-524-3535 Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant is proud to have Chef Rob Sosnovich creating beach-inspired dishes in both our oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. Our new all day menu, available 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., features many of your favorites and some exciting new creations with a local flare – from Lite Bites to Big Bites and everything in between. Our deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet is open year-round and our “famous” all-you-can-eat prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet is available most weekends throughout the year and daily in season. The Ocean Club Nightclub features top-40 dance music every weekend and nightly this summer. We’ve added some popular local bands to our lineup, so come join us “where the big kids play!” Lenny’s Beach Bar & Grill: enjoy surf, sun and live entertainment 7 days a week on the deck, from Memorial day through Labor Day during our afternoon beach parties. Enjoy something to eat or drink from our extensive menu. Try our “Bucket of Fun”, or a fresh “Orange Crush”–two of our favorites! NANTUCKETS Rte. 1, Fenwick Island • 302-539-2607 Serving the beach great food and spirits for over 20 years. David and Janet Twining will wow you with the finest foods and drinks in the area. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what one of the coast’s finest dining establishments has in store for guests. Everything here is a house specialty. There’s the memorable steaks, fresh seafood, famous quahog chowder and the chef’s daily specials, just to name a few. SMITTY MCGEE’S Rte. 54-West Fenwick Ireland 302-436-4716 www.smittymcgees.com Smitty McGee’s is the place to be for fun. Best wings on the beach for 28 years and counting. Enjoy great food and drink specials in a casual atmosphere. Happy hour daily. Come enjoy the live entertainment Thursday and Friday. Full menu served unil 1 a.m. Banquet facilities available. Open seven days a week. We never close! SURF’S EDGE DELI & PIZZERIA 100 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island 302-537-5565 Best Salads award by Coastal Style 4 years in a row. Healthy, casual dining featuring home-made salads, fresh salads, subs, paninis, sandwiches and pizza. Open for lunch and dinner. Children’s menu, take-out and delivery available. TWINING’S LOBSTER SHANTY Rte. 54, Fenwick Island 302-436-2305 www.twiningshanty.com “A funky little place at the edge of town.” Classic New England Fare, Lobsters, Steaks & Burgers, Children’s menu. Bird watching, magical sunsets await. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are suggested.


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Fisher’s Popcorn is one of Ocean City’s most recognizable businesses and has been a Boardwalk tradition on the corner of Talbot Street for more than 80 years. Founded in 1937 by Everette Fisher and Edmond Pusey as Pixton’s Popcorn (Pixton was Mrs. Pusey’s maiden name) it became known as Fisher’s when Pusey the left the business after a few years. Today Fisher’s Popcorn ships its product all over the country and its original location is a “must visit” for tourists and locals alike. To purchase one of Bunk Mann's books, click over to www.vanishinPhoto by Bunk Mann goc.com.

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