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HARRASSMENTINCITYRANKS? Fire department promotion sets off turmoil in City Hall,including possible smear attack ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The deposit of a dead cat on the doorstep of Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore’s home the night after he enacted a controversial promotional decision was one example, sources allege, of an ongoing pattern of harassment and intimidation that stretches from the Ocean City Fire Department
up to the City Council level. Not only that, but the scandal took a further turn for the worse this week with the news that a complaint has been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Town of Ocean City. The complaint relates to an incident in which, sources say, false accusations of sexual misconduct were used in an attempt to press Larmore to back
down and the council to withhold its support of the chief’s recommended promotion of an OCFD lieutenant to captain. Larmore’s proposal was to promote two people, a man and a woman, to captain, with the city’s chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and at least one member of the City Council steadfastly opposed to the latter candidate. The EEOC, by law, cannot discuss the complaint, but multiple independent sources have confirmed that the filing was made by the female candidate,
who is now a captain. These sources, contacted over the past several weeks about the behind-the-scenes turmoil, cannot speak openly because it involves a personnel matter and possible investigations from both internal and outside agencies. Nevertheless, they have verified independently a complex series of events that took place during the last two months. According to these sources, shortly after the municipal election, Larmore appeared before the council in closed session to explain that, while he had been
allocated the promotion of one new captain, he was planning to promote two. This would solve two issues at once, Larmore is said to have told the city officials. Firstly, one of the department’s long-time captains would soon be retiring, meaning that a replacement would have to be promoted in short order. Secondly, two candidates for the captain’s slot had scored farand-above the rest in testing by the city’s human resources department. However, the highest-scoring candidate — despite See RUMORS on Page 10A
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Demolition of the property on the northwest corner of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue – which had housed Fat Daddy’s Restaurant – was completed this week in anticipation of a new mixed-use structure being built on the site. (Inset) The property of an adjacent home, seen being razed last week, will also be used for the new construction that will house an enlarged Fat Daddy’s as well as retail space and rental housing.
(Jan. 18, 2013) The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation is warning people this week not to provide personal information over the telephone or computer to anyone they do not know. An elderly woman in the Berlin area gave out her personal information and was scammed out of $40,000. Her misfortune began in October 2012 when the woman, who wishes to See IF IT on Page 38A
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Partial funding available for St. Louis Avenue lighting project would further be able to transfer another $25,000 from its small business fund. Given the 30 lights that will be needed, Adkins estimated the cost for the first phase to be $154,000, meaning “you’re looking at roughly a $79,000 hole” for the current budget year. Although Irwin said it was OCDC’s intent to continue to request the funding for the next two phases of the project, state grants cannot be guaranteed in advance. In Adkins’ estimation, the total for light fixtures on all three phases will be $390,000, meaning the city could be committing to $315,000 out of its own pocket if funding is not granted in subsequent years. “I don’t see it being a phase one funding issue,” Adkins said. “But, come phase two, Glenn might not be here [with state money].” Council members weighed the worth of committing to three years of cost to a project that had already been massively scaled back. “My whole concern is that, if we have the money for phase one, then we’re committed to phase two and phase three,” said Council Secretary Mary Knight. Councilman Dennis Dare also voiced concern that the compromises made to the sidewalk improvements could jeopardize the lights themselves. Despite the original plan to re-engineer the street
with 8-foot wide sidewalks, the current cost-reduced plans call for simply replacing the existing 5-foot sidewalks where needed. This means that, in some places, the street may continue to have low-height sidewalks, where the vertical face of the concrete adjacent to the road pavement is less than the desired eight-inch minimum. “The reason you go with eight or nine inches is so it’s not mountable, so that a car tire isn’t going to go up and hit the [light] pole,” Dare said. “If you’re going to put them in, the sidewalks need to be proper. I didn’t realize [the project] had been value-engineered down to a bare minimum.” Further, Dare noted, if sidewalks are to be brought to their ideal height at a later time, this would necessitate a change in the elevation of the light posts, creating more redundant work. He suggested that the lights instead be installed on the inside of the sidewalks, away from the curb, to reduce the height effect and also to create more distance between the lights and potential errant vehicles. Adkins agreed to come back with more information on Dare’s points regarding curb height and light placement as soon as possible so that a decision could be made. “If I can pull it off, I’d like to be back before you next Tuesday,” Adkins said.
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(Jan. 18, 2012) The City Council held off this week on committing to installing decorative street lighting — although partial funding from the state is available — on the current rebuild of St. Louis Avenue, with further information and likely a final decision to be presented at the next council work session. What likely has to be weighed is the future commitment of the city to installing similar lighting on the latter phases of the street renovation project. “I think it would look rather awkward if you only did one phase,” said city Public Works Director Hal Adkins. The current phase covers the avenue from 17th Street down to 10th Street. The second phase, according to Adkins, will stretch from 10th down to Fourth Street, and the third and final phase will constitute the section below Fourth. Adkins had originally believed that it would be possible to complete more than one phase between seasons, but said at this week’s meeting that the schedule will likely be one phase per off-season. As first proposed, the improvement plan for the thoroughfare included ex-
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tensive decorative lights, sidewalk expansions and even a traffic circle. Most of this was axed last spring, however, due to budgetary constraints. As a result, Adkins suggested that the city go ahead and install underground electrical conduit so that future improvements in lighting could be made. “The end result [of the cuts] was to at least put the underground electrical conduit in place to avoid disturbing the road at a later date,” Adkins said. Over the summer, however, the Ocean City Development Corporation — the city-backed nonprofit organization that sponsors downtown revitalization projects — applied for state funding of up to $150,000 for street improvements, with the intent of putting better lights on St. Louis. The fixtures to be used are an updated version of the traditional lamppost, with a single, straight column topped by an enclosed glass fixture. However, they are crafted out of spun concrete, and feature LED lighting technology. “I think you’ve seen, in other areas of the town … a remarkable amount of private development once those improvements from the city are in,” said OCDC President Bob Givarz. “I think the city is going to realize a lot in tax dollars.” This week, OCDC Executive Director Glenn Irwin said the state had granted $50,000 of the request, and that OCDC
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No new J-1policies anticipated,but close oversight will continue ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2012) Despite resort employers still being on edge after last year’s sudden change, it appears unlikely that the U.S. State Department will make any further modifications to the J-1 student visa program before the 2013 summer season. Still, the national demographic shift that the resort has seen since 2011 will likely continue. “We don’t really anticipate any new regulations prior to the season,” said Carrie Linch, head of Ocean City’s Seasonal Workforce Committee. “Last year was a new year for regulations, and it took some time for people to get used to.”
In May of 2012, the State Department issued an Interim Final Ruling (IFR) that codified a crackdown on visa programs for summer work-travel students, of whom nearly 4,000 come to Ocean City each season to work in resort businesses and sightsee around the U.S. The intent of the programs — classified under the “J-1” visa type — is to offer foreign students a financially neutral way to experience American culture by working in the states to pay off their travel expenses. But it had long been common knowledge that many foreign students were being relied upon heavily as a labor force, at the expense of the cultural exchange condition of their visa. Beginning in 2011, the State Depart-
OC declares ‘Purple Friday’ for employees (Jan. 18, 2013) Town of Ocean City officials are showing support for the Ravens after their AFC divisional win, by declaring this Friday, Jan. 18, as “Purple Friday.” Employees are encouraged to show their “purple pride” as the Ravens prepare to continue their run in the playoffs. “This is an exciting time for Ravens fans and for the city of Baltimore,” said Mayor Richard Meehan. “Ocean City is
excited to be a part of the momentum and show our support by celebrating Purple Friday.” The Baltimore Ravens will play the New England Patriots in Foxborough, MA, on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. “We wish the players and the coaching staff well in New England,” Meehan said. “The Town of Ocean City will be cheering the Ravens all the way to the Super Bowl.”
ment had placed six Eastern European countries in a pilot program with a much more in-depth visa process, in response to concerns over the welfare of participants from countries where the visa program was popular and used en-masse, often with limited oversight. The department also began much more comprehensive monitoring of travel sponsor agencies to make sure they were offering adequate cultural exposure and travel opportunities for students. In August of 2011, however, an incident occurred in which Eastern European students rallied outside a Hershey’s chocolate factory in Palmyra, Pa., to protest unfair living and working conditions, which they were said to have been subjected to at the isolated plant. The interim ruling issued the following May, which codified the increased level of oversight into official policy, caught many travel sponsors and stateside employers unprepared. “The IFR came out in the middle of May last year, which totally caught everyone off-guard,” Linch said. “[Resort businesses] didn’t want to hear it. They were already in their season, and once it gets going, it’s often difficult to communicate with busy employers.” Regardless, the State Department was serious about requiring more active participation from sponsors once students arrived in the U.S. If students change or
add jobs other than the one they were placed in by their sponsor, it has to be reported. “Students can be terminated if they don’t have a second job approved by their sponsor,” Linch said. “Employers, in the past, are so used to hiring students who just walk through the door. But I think most of the employers in town adapted well. They had to.” Even still, Linch said she knew of several students in the 2012 summer season who were dropped from their programs for non-compliance. “Word has probably gotten around amongst the students that you can’t mess around,” Linch said. The department is also requiring sponsors to monitor students’ living and travel arrangements, in order to make sure that they’re experiencing America and not just providing labor. “That cultural activities component will definitely be highlighted this summer even more,” Linch said. Fortunately, Ocean City provides “so many opportunities for students to complete those cultural obligations,” Linch said. “Ocean City, as a community, is often quoted to the rest of the country by the State Department as a model,” she said. “The community itself does so much for participants.” See SLAVIC on Page 24A
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Somerset bus stop to be expanded to accomodate summer traffic Proposal could result in loss of downtown parking spaces, revenue to resort ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The City Council moved for a compromise decision this week on the expansion of the Somerset Street bus stop, an issue that presented a choice between an easily definable benefit to the resort and a more esoteric one. The stop, which features the usual glass shelter found at all municipal bus waypoints, was actually designated by the city three years ago for use by private buses. Specifically, three major
off-island accommodations and attractions — the Francis Scott Key, Castaways’ Campground, and Frontier Town — have been instructed by the city to use the stop as a drop-off and pick-up for their shuttle buses that ferry patrons to and from the resort. Besides helping to reduce traffic congestion, the stop also serves to promote the pedestrian plaza on Somerset Street east of Baltimore Avenue. The plaza was built by the Ocean City Development Corporation — the citybacked nonprofit organization that sponsors downtown redevelopment — as a catalyst for off-Boardwalk retail growth. The shortest way to get to the Boardwalk from the Somerset Street bus stop is to walk through the plaza, thus creating valuable foot traffic.
“It has benefitted OCDC, it has benefitted Somerset Plaza, and we’ve gotten no complaints from the surrounding area,” city Public Works Director Hal Adkins said during Tuesday’s meeting. “We would like the opportunity,” Adkins continued, “to expand the site prior to this summer season in order to avoid what you see in this picture.” His example photograph of what the station often looks like in the summer showed patrons crowded on the sidewalk and spilling into the street. A proposed expansion would increase the size of the concrete waiting area by using two parking spaces from the municipal lot behind the stop. The glass shelter would then be moved to the rear of the widened concrete pad. The entire body was supportive of
the notion in theory. “They [the bus patrons are doing things downtown that we want them to do,” said Councilman Joe Mitrecic. “In the long run, it helps the merchants downtown.” However, Councilman Dennis Dare pointed out that the $10,000 price tag for the expansion would be compounded by the loss of $3,000 per year in parking meter revenue from the two spaces that would be eliminated. He suggested instead that only the easternmost space and the access aisle behind it be sacrificed, and that the shelter to stay in place. This would reduce the installation cost and the cut to the city’s meter revenue. Council voted unanimously to have Adkins move forward with Dare’s proposed compromise.
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(Jan. 18, 2013) Worcester County could spend a few hundred thousand dollars to renovate the interior of an historic house it owns in Snow Hill. The Oscar Purnell House, at 107 E. Market St., was built during the first few years of the 20th century. The two-anda-half story brick house is the largest Colonial Revival dwelling in the town. At one time, it housed the Worcester County Commission on Aging, but then remained vacant. It was considered for use as the State’s Attorney’s Office, but a new State’s Attorney’s Office was built adjacent to the Worcester Government Center. The county tried to sell the Oscar Purnell House a few years ago, but it remained unsold. Because it required so many improvements and because the county was unable to find a buyer, plans changed from trying to sell it to renovating it. The Snow Hill Historic Society was involved in the plans for the renovation of the property, which is located in the town’s Historic District. “We’re limited in what we can change and do,” said Gerry Mason, the county’s chief administrative officer. In 2009, county staff stabilized the
front of the house and in 2010, Becker Morgan, an architectural and engineering firm based in Salisbury, designed the exterior facade and structural repairs and provided structural engineering recommendations. In 2011, the exterior was renovated and “is absolutely beautiful,” County Commissioner Louise Gulyas said Tuesday. Beautiful or not, the house still needs electricity and a heating and cooling system. “Without that, it’s useless,” Commissioner Judy Boggs said. After the exterior work, the interior work was delayed because of the economy, said Gerry Mason, the county’s chief administrative officer. “We’ve had money set aside for it for several years,” Mason said. Renovations will include the installation of electrical systems, HVAC systems, fire sprinklers, plumbing, restrooms, accessibility features and new finishes. Work will also include the removal of lead paint and asbestos. Only Commissioner Madison Bunting voted against moving forward and getting bids for the work. Gulyas is looking forward to its completion. “It will be a beautiful opportunity for Tourism and Economic Development (office) over there,” she suggested.
County denies out-of-state travel for emergency planner NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) Two weeks ago, the Worcester County Commissioners approved out-of-state travel for a county employee, but this week they denied such travel for another. During the Jan. 2, meeting, the commissioners, with Commissioner Madison Bunting opposed, approved the request of Economic Development Director Bill Badger to attend the International Council for Shopping Centers Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., May 19-22. The cost of the trip, including airfare, lodging, meals, conference registration and transportation and other expenses, is $2,455. The county has a freeze on out-ofstate travel, but each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, said Bud Church, president of the county commissioners. Economic development is a priority for the county, so the commissioners approved Badger’s request. During Tuesday’s meeting, Emergency Services Manager Teresa Owens
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Housing rehab approved for three Pines homes The commissioners awarded housing rehabilitation work on three residences in Ocean Pines. Kade Construction, which bid $9,200, will work on one house and Shoreman Construction, which bid $12,270, will work on another house. All State Renovation & New Homes, which bid $11,800, will work on the third house. The bids are different because the amount of work differs on each house. Each project will be funded through the county housing rehabilitation grant.
Bids waived for materials in Girdletree park project The commissioners approved the request of Paige Hurley, director of the Department of Recreation and Parks, to waive the formal bidding process with regard to materials needed to install the parking area at the new Girdletree park. The county will use GrassProtecta, a permeable grass reinforcement mesh recom-
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being a long-time member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company — was considerably more junior as a career firefighter than the runner-up, a long-time career employee. In order to not sacrifice either candidate, Larmore proposed to hire both, a move the department’s budget had the resources to sustain until the impending retirement of the aforementioned current captain. Under the city’s charter, city department heads are free to make their own personnel decisions, with the approval of the city manager. However, Larmore desired to notify council of his promotion decision because he would, in effect, be changing the structure of his approved budget, although the numbers themselves would come out the same. The IAFF, however, filed a grievance with the city, objecting to Larmore’s recommended promotions. The union argued that Larmore did not have the latitude to change the management structure of the department, even temporarily, and that workplace policy dictated that the more tenured candidate should be the only one promoted. IAFF President Michael Maykrantz said this week that he could not comment on any grievance. “To follow the rules of our internal process, I can’t say anything about that,”
Maykrantz said. This dispute became more involved as at least one council member, according to sources, pressed Larmore to find a solution that would be more amenable to the IAFF. Larmore’s secondary recommendation, in that case, was to make the junior candidate an “acting captain” for the time being, essentially naming her as the successor to the captain who was planning to retire, without actually making the promotion. “Chris saw what was happening, and he compromised to get what he wanted,” a source said. However, sources said the city’s response to the grievance resulted in City Manager David Recor notifying the IAFF that it was out of its jurisdiction in trying to be the final arbiter, as a bargaining unit, of who would and would not be employed at the management level, a sector it does not represent. Recor subsequently allowed Larmore to make the dual promotion. But the conflict, apparently, did not stop there. Larmore still faced opposition on the council, with sources claiming that one member essentially went so far as to dictate who should be hired. Meanwhile, rumors were being circulated through City Hall and the town’s emergency services that Larmore had engaged in sexual relations with the female candidate.
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The row caused Recor to investigate the allegations. On the completion of that investigation, sources said, he notified high-level city officials that the charges were unfounded. The apparent scheme to discredit and threaten Larmore reached its peak when, only a day after the dual promotion went through, a dead cat was left on his doorstep. The campaign against Larmore and the promotion is said to have further revealed a pattern of harassment and intimidation in the OCFD. The junior candidate alleged that she had long been the victim of harassment by fellow firefighters on the basis of her gender. The insistence that her promotion be “downgraded” was, in her view, a continuation of the harassment and gender discrimination — an argument bolstered by the purported use of sexual rumors as a weapon against her and Larmore. According to sources, this is the substance of the EEOC complaint filed against the city. The backlash against the move has become so severe, sources claim, that the captain has been forced to work from home in fear of retaliation in the fire house. The scandal also highlights the continuing tension between the volunteer fire company and the paid division that erupted publicly in 2007. At that time, allegations arose that the city was plan-
ning to place an emergency services director over both the OCVFC and an expanded paid fire corps, and whose operational directives would supersede those of the volunteer company. Larmore, then the OCVFC chief, said the plan was “an unacceptable public safety practice” and “an unsound and dual command structure where truth is alien and duplicity rules.” The OCVFC then stated that it would relinquish fire service on the island, and move its primary operations to West Ocean City due to its inability to “function under this umbrella of distrust and deceit.” A compromise was reached under which Larmore would become the head of a fully combined fire department for a starting salary of $1 per year (future budgets have made him a fully-compensated employee) in which both volunteer and paid firefighters and EMS personnel serve under the same administrative structure. The current situation is unfolding as the city enters labor contract talks with the IAFF and negotiates a new memorandum of understanding with the OCVFC. Last month, a series of e-mails from OCVFC President Cliff Christello revealed that the city wanted to revisit the MOU it had established with the volunteer company in May 2008. The MOU, as it stands, names Larmore specifically as possessing an open
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City negotiating with IAFF, OCVFC line of communication and discussion with the mayor and council, outside of the city’s normal chain of command, on the behalf of the volunteers. But since Larmore himself has become a fully-paid department head, the city has submitted that he should no longer be party to the agreement. According to sources, there has been considerable disagreement between the city and the volunteers as to the best way, legally, to shore up Larmore’s role. Contention with the union has also continued to be an issue. In late November 2012, the union filed a grievance against the city that disputed Larmore’s mandate that one person at each fire station be awake at all times. The move was the result of an incident in which, sources say, paramedics at the 15th Street Headquarters building missed a call after turning off their radios to sleep. Although personnel are permitted to sleep, if possible, on 24-hour shifts between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., they must still be able to respond to emergencies. The IAFF contended that Larmore’s edict went too far in restricting staffs’ right to bunk time. The issue is still being worked through, with the possibility of using some kind of built-in alarm. “It has not been resolved yet,” Maykrantz said this week. “We’re still working on some adjustments to our current alert system that will make it more fail-safe.”
As for the city’s labor contract negotiations with the IAFF, they are scheduled to begin on Jan. 24, with the current contract expiring at the end of this fiscal year. But in the meantime, the union has already proposed that its current contract be extended for another year, until July 2014. This would be dependent, according to the IAFF, on the city revisiting the move made in 2011 to close the city’s defined-benefit pension plans – including the separate plan for public safety employees – and switch to defined-contribution, 401(a) retirement packages. An email from Maykrantz to city officials, a copy of which was obtained by Ocean City Today, posits “a one year IAFF Collective Bargaining Agreement extension in lieu of negotiations.” The major issue that the IAFF — as well as City Hall and the Ocean City Police Department’s chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police — would like to resolve is the debate over the public safety pension system, Maykrantz said. “If the pension plan change is the primary reason the city would need to go to the table, it sounds as though the support exists on the pension committee to get this done independent of negotiations,” he wrote. Maykrantz said this week that he did not wish to preemptively discuss the status of the proposal, but that he would know more from City Hall next week.
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County promotes recycling at local shows,e-Cycling inWOC NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The county’s Recycling Division will showcase its work at two upcoming events in Ocean City — the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association’s 38th annual Spring Trade Expo, March 3-4, at the convention center, and the annual Home and Condo Show scheduled for March 8-10. Public Works Director John Tustin told the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday that the booth would
“This is always a successful event,” Tustin said. As usual, the collected electronics will be taken to the county’s recycling facility where they will be sorted and shipped to the end users. Clean Ventures will handle the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste. The towns of Ocean City, Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill will be invited to participate. The cost of the event, estimated at $20,000, depends on the amount of items collected to be recycled.
had participated in previous shows and it was worthwhile. “It’s been a good experience for everybody,” Tustin said. As soon as Tustin said there would be no charge for the county’s participation in the shows, the commissioners readily agreed to his request. Tustin also told the commissioners that the Solid Waste Division would hold the next e-Cycle and Household Hazardous Waste Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Park and Ride facility in West Ocean City.
focus on the importance of recycling in the county. Recycling Manager Ron Taylor or Recycling Foreman Denny Looney, in addition to another division employee, will staff the booth during each show. Several giveaways, such as Frisbees and cups obtained from various sources and all made from recycled materials, will be offered to visitors at each show. A continual slide show will highlight the county’s various recycling centers, in addition to the recycling building and the employees working at their daily jobs. Tustin said the Recycling Division
Some higher fees for county Rec and Parks will start this summer NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The county will charge a late fee of $1 per minute if children are not picked up from the After School Zone program on time, beginning July 1. The new fee is part of the county’s Department of Recreation and Parks effort to help generate revenue. The After School Zone program is held at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill where children learn new skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation and more. They play cooperative
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Attempt to transport cigs to NY leads defendant back to Israel NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) Yossef Dahan came to the United States more than 10 years ago, but now, because of a woman and an arrest, he can hardly wait to return to his native Israel. That is also what the judge in his case wants. “You better get out of this country in 60 days,” said Judge Dale Cathell in Circuit Court in Snow Hill on Monday, after Dahan pleaded guilty to transport-
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Ocean City rape case issue being tried in federal court this week Woman alleges nightclub security was negligent; seeks $1 million in suit NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) A woman who claims security at Seacrets did not prevent her from being raped during Memorial Day weekend in 2008 is seeking $1 million in federal court this week. Her lawsuit claims Seacrets security should have noticed the attack and should have stopped it. L. Garcia-Moreno The jury trial, which started Monday, is taking place at the U.S. District Court in Baltimore. According to published reports at the time that her attacker, Lorenzo Garcia-Moreno, pleaded guilty, the 25year-old woman left Seacrets, and her friends, on May 24, 2008, to answer a cell phone call in a quieter place. She left behind her purse, which contained her identification and hotel room key. When she tried to return to her friends, she was asked to leave because of her alleged intoxication.
She tried to call her friends, but could not reach them on her cell phone, so she waited on a bench outside Seacrets. At about 1 a.m., she decided to walk to her hotel, which was about five blocks away. At some point, she realized she did not have her hotel room key and she started walking back to Seacrets. When she reached the parking lot next to the club, Garcia-Moreno, now 26, attacked her by hitting her. He left, but returned and raped her after dragging her behind a building. He stopped and ran away after witnesses saw what was happening. He fled east toward the beach and into the ocean and was found a short time later lying unconscious on the beach. Two men found him and revived him, but he ran
again when they started to call for an ambulance. Helicopters and police K-9s joined the search, but Garcia-Moreno escaped. In an unusual move, the City Council offered a $5,000 reward in August 2008 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the rapist. The case remained unsolved until May 2010 when the FBI matched GarciaMoreno’s DNA, taken from him after he was convicted of burglary in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the DNA collected from the rape victim. Ocean City detectives traveled to a Florida state prison to interview Garcia-Moreno and obtained a warrant charging him with the rape and other offenses. Garcia-Moreno, now 26, pleaded guilty in Circuit Court in Snow Hill to first-degree rape on March 13, 2012. He was sen-
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Burglar in West Ocean City crime gets break in court, again NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2012) A Baltimore teen-ager who got a legal break after burglarizing a West Ocean City residence in July 2011 got another break in court last Friday. Although Shane Andrew Cohill, 19, did not do what he was supposed to do while on probation for the burglary, Judge Richard Bloxom said “there is some chance” Cohill would do as required this time. Cohill, a 19-year-old young woman and two 17-year-old boys came to the resort area and broke into a residence on Village Lane, just off Old Bridge Road. They pried open the back door to get in. Police said they were using it as a temporary place to stay. A day or two later, the owner returned
to his home to find the four teenagers inside and his television on. He did not know the intruders. One of the teens ran away, but was caught by a sheriff’s deputy who was in the area. The other three were still in the residence when state troopers arrived. The teens had hidden items belonging to the resident in their own travel bags because they were planning to steal them. All four were charged with first-degree burglary and in Circuit Court in Snow Hill last Friday Bloxom said that charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. In a plea agreement with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Cohill entered an Alford plea Dec. 6, 2011, to fourth-degree burglary and the other charges were not prosecuted. In an Al-
ford plea, the defendant does not admit guilty, but acknowledges that the prosecution has sufficient evidence for a conviction. Bloxom accepted the plea deal and sentenced Cohill to 18 months in jail with all but one month suspended. After his release, Cohill would be on supervised probation for three years and was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. “I fully expected he’d comply,” Bloxom said last Friday when Cohill was in court to face a charge of violating his probation. Cohill’s probation agent said he had missed two visits and had not performed the community service. Cohill had spent 40 hours cleaning exercise equipment at a gym, but work at a for-profit business is not acceptable for community service.
“He works for some gym someplace,” Bloxom said. “That’s not community service.” The probation agent wanted Bloxom to send Cohill back to jail to complete the original 18-month sentence, but the judge ordered Cohill back to jail for just 90 days. After his release, he will continue to be on probation. Cohill said his girlfriend’s baby is due in February and they plan to marry in May.
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contraband, along with any vehicle used in transporting them. Dahan and Biton were arrested and charged with transporting untaxed cigarettes and possessing untaxed cigarettes. The cigarettes in Dahan’s van had a retail value of $19,556.40, said Assistant State’s Attorney William McDermott in court Monday. If the cigarettes had been purchased in Maryland, the state would have had income of $6,064 in taxes. Judge Cathell, who is retired from the Maryland Court of Appeals, but sometimes sits on the bench for other judges, noted that the state of Maryland is spending money because of taxes not paid to New York state. “Cigarettes start south and go north and we do New York’s work for them,” said Cathell, who found Dahan guilty of transporting untaxed cigarettes. Guyer said her client was going to be deported and that he wants to return to Israel and “not come back.” Since his arrest, she said, Dahan had lost his apartment and his girlfriend. She asked that Cathell consider the seized cash as the fine, but Cathell would not do that. A Hebrew interpreter translated for Dahan, who is not fluent in English. “I’m ready to buy a ticket and return,” he said as he wiped tears from his eyes. Cathell fined Dahan $1,515, or $5 per carton. The $1,935, of which $1,700 belonged to Dahan, will be forfeited to the Pocomoke Police Department. The Comptroller’s Office will decide whether to seize the van. Cathell also sentenced Dahan to 30 days in jail, with credit for seven days spent in jail after his arrest, and then suspended the sentence. If Dahan spent more time in jail, Cathell said, Worcester County would have to pay for him to be there. Cathell also told Dahan to get out of the United States. “I want him to return to our great ally in the Middle East,” Cathell said. Biton’s trial is scheduled for March 11.
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Second arrest in nine days for OC man accused in burglaries Suspect jumped into bay in attempt to evade resort police in Montego Bay NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The 20-year-old resort resident who was charged Jan. 3 with six burglaries that took place in Montego Bay last spring was arrested again Saturday. This time, Alexander George Ellis was charged with various counts of theft and being a rogue and vagabond, meaning that he was in another person’s vehicle with the intent to commit theft of the vehicle or the property in it. Ocean City police went to Beachcomber Lane at about 5:30 a.m. because of a reported theft of a green Saturn station wagon. They saw a vehicle matching that description parked, with its lights on and engine running. Ellis was sitting in the driver’s seat. As police activated overhead emergency lights, Ellis got out of the car and ran. Police gave chase and Ellis jumped into the bay. Police then pulled him from the water and arrested him. A police officer asked the car’s
owner to identify items in it that belonged to him. The owner said everything was his except for a power inverter, a GPS, two pill containers full of loose change, a purple watch, a bag of loose change, two packs of cigarettes and a black cup holder. The car owner told police that he had seen the car being driven east as it was being stolen. Police determined the prescription pill bottle belonged to a nearby resident. They also determined the GPS was owned by another nearby resident, who said it had been in his car. That resident then checked on his other vehicle and discovered that its door was open and the glove compartment had been rummaged through. After Ellis’ arrest, EMS took him to Atlantic General Hospital to be treated. From the hospital, according to the charging document, he called his residence and left a message saying how sorry he was and that he had messed up. He kept saying he was in big trouble and that he was sorry. In this case, Ellis is scheduled to appear in District Court in Ocean City on Feb. 20. In the case involving the six burglaries, he is scheduled to be in the same court on Jan. 30 for a preliminary hearing.
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Blood was running down his face. Scully reportedly yelled to the man to tell police he fell down stairs. He also put up his arm in an attempt to keep the man from talking to police and emergency medical personnel. When police tried to arrest Scully, he allegedly tried to pull two officers down, cursed and pushed one officer. Another police officer drew his Taser, pointed it at Scully and said he would use it if Scully did not allow police to handcuff him. Scully then complied. Police charged Scully with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing and hindering. They also charged him
Assistance sought The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help regarding the Dec. 28 motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. At about 7 p.m. that evening, a woman was struck by a Ford car on Route 13 southbound in the area of Your Doc’s In in Pocomoke. The investigation revealed that additional vehicles then struck the woman, who died of her injuries. Anyone who was traveling in that area and who might have seen something or believes they might have run over something is asked to call Lt. Schreier at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1112, ext. 2224.
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Alleged assault A 37-year-old Fairfax, Va., man was charged Jan. 8 with second-degree assault after allegedly striking a woman in a midtown Ocean City hotel room. Ocean City police were called to the hotel, where desk clerks said they had received calls from guests who said they heard a couple fighting in a room. When police went to the room, the door was open and they could see a woman who said they could enter. They saw that the woman had fresh bruises on her upper
arms, neck, left leg and upper chest. She also had red marks on her forehead. Police said furniture was in disarray, items were spilled or strewn about, plates were shattered in the kitchenette area and food was splattered against a wall. A piece of television equipment was also broken. The woman reportedly told police that she and Carter Kolb Marlow had been living in the hotel since Dec. 27 and the fight started because she wanted him to take her home to Fairfax. He refused and threatened to leave her in Ocean City. According to the charging document, she said Marlowe had assaulted her numerous times during the past few days.
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Ocean City police went to a party at 142nd Street at about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 because of noise complaints and arrested the man who said he owned the residence. When police arrived, Nevin Cornelius Scully, 20, was in the driveway. He said everyone present was of legal age. Approximately 20 to 30 people were in the residence, but they started to leave when police knocked on the door. Police saw a man holding a towel to his head. He told them someone had hit him with a bottle. The man had a 2-inch-long cut above his right eye and a cut behind his ear.
(Jan. 18, 2012) The 26-year-old Berlin woman who allegedly tried to hit a man with her vehicle left court Monday without being prosecuted because the man did not want to testify against her. Christian Karla Dailey had faced a possible 25-year prison sentence if found guilty of first-degree assault. According to charging documents, she and a man were in a Berlin convenience store July 8 when they
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“Callers were extremely upset that [the man] was going to be run over,” the charging document stated. In Circuit Court in Snow Hill on Monday, Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Ciulhe said the case would not be prosecuted because the victim did not want to participate. “For now, this case is over,” said Judge Dale Cathell, who is retired from the Maryland Court of Appeals, but who occasionally presides over cases in various courtrooms. “It’s none of the court’s business why they decline to prosecute.”
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Sorry time at City Hall needs action The sad, sad state of affairs in City Hall and within certain segments of Ocean City’s political and firefighting structures was destined to come out sooner or later. After seven years of infighting, political maneuvering, accusations and denials, it’s all unraveling now that the city has been notified that a workplace harassment complaint has been filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a fire department employee. The combustible elements that led to this have existed for years, going back to the conflict between union members and the volunteer company and the volunteers’ belief, with plenty of justification, that they were being pushed out of town. Add to that promises made going into last fall’s election, along with lies, exaggerations and attempted character assassinations, and it’s a volatile mix. Whether these things were intentional or the result of bad judgment is beside the point. None of this would have happened were it not for the encouragement, or, at the very least, the tolerance, of some city officials. As it now stands, city government, the union, the volunteers and the residents of Ocean City have a big problem that will continue in the months and years ahead unless City Hall takes immediate and definitive remedial action. It appears this will happen, as city officials sort through the details and prepare their response before an EEOC ruling makes them do what they should have done anyway. Undoubtedly, some will say that our story this week isn’t accurate, that it misrepresents the facts of the case, or that it suffers from its own politically inspired distortions. That just isn’t so. Every detail of the story was verified by multiple sources, none of whom can go on the record because of ongoing investigations. Regardless of what anyone says, the mayor and council know what they have to do and it’s time to get it done.
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‘My Slurpee bet with Lloyd Martin’ Editor, The Ocean City Council is living beyond its means and borrowing the difference. Last year, the city’s debt rose $15 million. Council members tell me this will continue because we are “rated AA.” However, it is only a matter of time before the credit agencies downgrade the city’s credit rating. On Jan. 10, I made a bet with Lloyd Martin, president of the council, that Ocean City’s “AA” credit rating would be downgraded this year. Loser buys the winner a Slurpee. Let me tell you why Lloyd will be buying me that Slurpee. The current City Council has a history of pandering to the bloated city employee unions without concern for the outsized future obligations they have placed on the town. For example, the expense of Public Safety employees has grown 800 percent in a little more than two decades, while summer visitors have only grown 10 percent and the number of year-around residents has declined. This criminal growth in expense is without merit and has outstripped the town’s ability to pay. The council apparently doesn’t understand that it has a fiduci-
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ary duty to all the 22,000 taxpayers in the town of Ocean City, not just the 2,000 voters. It is critical that the council exercise good government practices and not take us down the road toward downgrade and bankruptcy as is occurring elsewhere. There have been 52 municipal bankruptcies since 1980 and 22 have occurred in the last two years. Some recent ones include Stockton, Calif., Harrisburg, Pa., Central Falls, R.I., Jefferson County, Ala., and San Bernardino, Calif. The small town of San Bernardino is being sued by the $240 billion statewide pension fund, CALPERS, to put pension funds ahead of municipal bonds in bankruptcy. If CALPERS succeeds, every municipal bond in America will be downgraded, including the town of Ocean City’s. Ocean City’s mayor and City Council are well on their way to credit downgrade without help from CALPERS. Businesses are closing [Olive Tree] or leaving
[La Hacienda] due to the poor business environment in Ocean City. Looking up and down the town of Ocean City, you can see vacant rental spaces and view sparse new businesses. Why? Excessive taxes. Assessments have increased more than 200 percent since 2003 ($3.6B$10.4B), while property values are only up about 30 percent over the last decade. This is a staggering tax increase! Also crippling Ocean City business is the unending barrage of laws, rules, ordinances, fines, fees and occupancy taxes instituted over the years. Despite sporting the ocean, the town of Ocean City continues to loose many businesses to West Ocean City and Ocean Pines. If the mayor and council want to save Ocean City from downgrade and bankruptcy, they will first stop making the business conditions worse. Finally, there are disturbing omissions of known future expenses in the budget and proContinued on Page 21A
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By Stewart Dobson A recent blurb on television promoted the so-called amazing feat of a European diver who could hold his breath for more than 22 minutes. Big deal, I say, since I can do that anytime. It’s called sleep apnea. Although I have never actually timed myself, I am told that hours might pass before my subconscious, or the sharp point of a tiny elbow ruthlessly applied by a nearby concerned citizen, informs me that breathing would be a good thing. Being the argumentative type, I rejected the notion that I might suffer from the curse of sleep apnea. Maybe, just maybe, I contended, I’m a highly efficient breather who doesn’t need all that inhale-exhale-regularly stuff to function at my unusually high level. Or, for that matter, maybe I like oxygen deprivation. Besides, many people swallow their tongues just for the fun of it. As would be expected, the counterargument would be to say that oxygen/sleep deprivation might explain why, on more than one occasion, I have risen early in the morning and attempted to make coffee without the pot. The real reason for not wanting to acknowledge this sleep disorder, my argumentative nature notwithstanding, is the contraption that apnea suffers have to wear. It’s called a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which in many of its configurations is nothing more than an athletic supporter with an air hose that you wear on your head. I’m not saying that strapping one of these things (fresh out of the box) on your head and saying, “Look at me, I’m Martha Washington,” never happened in seventh grade, but you do reach a point in life where you would prefer to maintain a little dignity. Going nighty-night with scuba gear on isn’t one of them. On the upside, however, wearing one does prevent you from waking up at 2 a.m. or so while trying to spit out your own tongue, which apparently has gone even more nighty-night than what is good for you. I am happy to report, though, that breathing at regular intervals has turned out to be a positive development, which is why I’m just not interested in people who can stay underwater for extended periods of time. Sure, they can do that, but can they make coffee when they emerge? I wouldn’t hold my breath.
visions for expenses that will lead to much more debt than this council has acknowledged. This calls for prudent actions by rightsizing government and obtaining an immediate independent audit focused on protecting future solvency. Having employees fund their retirement is a step in the right direction. It will not bring me any joy to beat Lloyd in our Slurpee bet. But this council is spending money as if the rating agencies won’t notice. What side of the bet would you take? Tony Christ Ocean City
Community comes through again Editor, It never ceases to amaze me about how generous our community is. The Worcester County Humane Society and our four-legged friends are never
forgotten during the holiday season. Both the business community and the residential community joined together to make this a Merry Christmas for our animals! We would like to thank BJ’s for making us the benefactor of its annual Christmas party. The generous donations of the community filled our food closet. Harborside Bar & Grill graciously hosted our firsth Raffle Drawing Party. Food was generously donated from area restaurants, including Adolfo’s, Crab Alley, Green Turtle West, Hooters West, the Marlin Club, Liquid Assets, Lombardi’s West, Southside Deli, Station 7, Superfresh, 45th Street Taphouse, Wawa, and Desserts by Melanie. Prizes were also donated by Bliss Salon, Blue Ox, The Original Greene Turtle, Carrabba’s, Fager’s Island, Fox Theatres, Furious Fitness, Grotto Pizza, Harvest Moon Cafe, Holiday Inn, Kirby’s Pub, Kirby’s Red Onion, Panera Bread, Paws & Claws,
28th Street Pit & Pub, Powerhouse Gym, Raggamuffin, Shore Breeze Cleaning Service and Victorian Charm. We would also like to thank ABC Printers, Great Scott Broadcasting and Kendall Furnishings for helping to get the word out about this fun event. The annual raffle drawing party was held to select the winner of the Humane Society Big Raffle. Prizes were $3,000, $1,500 and $500. Special thanks to Wal-Mart and Seacrets, who allowed us to sell the tickets at their venues. Watch for our 2013 Big Raffle. A heartfelt “thank you” to all who support our no-kill shelter throughout the year, whether it is by donating food or supplies, attending our benefits, purchasing raffle tickets or volunteering your services. It is always appreciated. Gina Castagna, Sandy Summers and Vonnie Baker, on behalf of the Ocean City Humane Society employees, volunteers and animals
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OCEAN CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The Ocean City Council addressed the following matters during its Jan. 15 work session:
Citizen participation Council briefly debated this week how liberal it should be with allowing citizen commentary during work sessions, which typically do not feature audience participation. Council members Brent Ashley and Margaret Pillas suggested that citizens should be allowed to comment on agenda items at Tuesday afternoon meetings as they were discussed, with the same five-minute time limit that applies to the open citizen commentary section which happens at the end of Monday night’s regular sessions. “I don’t see anything wrong with a fiveminute time limit, as long as it’s on topic, and reserve Monday night to talk about whatever you want,” Pillas said. However, the rest of council preferred coming up with a more structured solution. “I’ve brought this up with David [Recor, the City Manager] before, and he has a couple ideas,” said Council President Lloyd Martin. Among these would be to have citizen commentary at the beginning of the session. But Ashley was concerned that much of what people comment on comes from the discussion or presentation itself, and not just from the information given ahead of time in the agenda. Another possibility, suggested Councilman Dennis Dare, would be to have a sign-up sheet that’s available before the meeting, so that citizens could register to speak when a given item comes up.
“When you have an agenda published, you allow people to sign up ahead of time to speak. That allows participation from people who are vested in that particular topic,” Dare said. Those who just wish to argue for argument’s sake will have to wait until Monday night. “It’s comments from the public – not questions, not debate,” Recor said. “The idea is not to limit citizen participation, it is to ensure the smooth movement of the process.” The council will review its procedures when it meets again, on Feb. 1 and 2, with strategic planning consultant Lyle Sumek. “I think the intention of the motion [from Pillas and Ashley] was a good one … only let us go through this on the first and second,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. Council voted 5-2 to develop a recommendation during the February strategic planning session, with Ashley and Pillas in favor of more immediate action.
Inlet parking bid City Engineer Terry McGean said he was “pretty surprised and disappointed” that the city only received one bid for the project to update the control system at the inlet parking lot, following McGean’s work with a consultant this fall on how best to improve the lot’s toll system. “I have talked to our consultant … and the single bidder he believes is responsible and has a good quality product,” McGean said. “Because we’re on a real time push here, I’d like to see if we could work it out with the single bidder.” That bidder was CTR Systems Inc., at a cost of $399,260.91. The primary improvement, McGean said, will be to install automated payment machines in each exit lane. Currently, only one lane has such a system installed. The new kiosks will still allow for a booth attendant, but will be
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able to be used by those patrons with credit cards, even if a human operator is not present. The bid proposal also contains an optional installation of four charging stations for electric cars, a potential nod towards future energy trends. The mayor and Council will have to decide whether to exercise that option when the specification comes up for final approval, following McGean’s inspection of the lone bidder.
Boardwalk repairs The city received bids for repairs to be made at the inlet end of the Boardwalk, as well as the almost complete replacement of the small “bayside boardwalk” on Chicago Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets, as a result of damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy. Only one bid for construction was received, submitted by the same contractor, Rehak’s LLC, that is doing the previously scheduled Boardwalk renovation. The cost is $229,090.00. “Fortunately, or unfortunately, the contracting business has picked up quite a bit, and we’re probably not going to get as many people interested in these jobs as before,” said Councilman Joe Mitrecic, himself a contractor. “In terms of funding these repairs, we do believe that we’re going to get reimbursed 75 cents on the dollar from storm damage relief money,” City Engineer Terry McGean said. “We are significantly under budget on the Boardwalk project and we could use those funds if needed.” The Boardwalk renovation project, which is rebuilding the promenade between Somerset and 15th Street, is currently ahead by $1.65 million, which McGean said is due to the contractor’s ability to re-sell the scrapped wood. “My original specification allowed for a worst-case scenario, where we would have to get rid of the wood and pay tipping fees and the landfill,” McGean said.
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Mitigation funds transfer Council approved the movement of money from the city’s Stormwater and Critical Areas Mitigation Funds to finance the environmental programs for which the funds’ money is earmarked. The city collects offset fees from builders and developers whose projects will affect the island’s water runoff capacity or its environmentally critical areas, namely wetlands. These funds are then used for programs that compensate for the environmental effects. The council will draw $10,000 from the Critical Areas fund to be used for planting and landscaping programs, a level of funding that is expected to keep the initiatives going for three to four more years. Sponsoring the installation of water-absorbing vegetative barriers helps prevent an excessive runoff of street water into natural habitats, which often occurs when swaths of impermeable surfaces, such as pavement, are built. “[The programs] are really well received by the public, and they use the mitigation money from the offsets by certain developers who don’t do enough elsewhere [to mitigate drainage],” said city Environmental Engineer Gail Blazer. Blazer also requested that $2,500 from the similar Stormwater Mitigation Fund to finance the hiring of an intern, who will help her conduct a comprehensive water quality assessment in the downtown area.
Resident agents Council discussed amending the city’s noise code to require that a landlord’s designated agent must live in Maryland and within 30 miles of Ocean City. The noise code specifies than anyone who provides transient lodging in a residential structure – i.e., those who rent homes or condos on a weekly or seasonal basis – must pay
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OCEAN CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS a small fee to register with the city, which tracks properties via a permit number and a door sticker. If the landlord fails to take measures against repeated complaints of disturbance from the residence, the city can revoke the right to rent. Last year, Noise Board Chairman Brett Wolf told council that many permit applicants were not adhering to a rule requiring nonresident landlords to provide an agent who is a city resident and can be notified of noise issues. In attempting to crack down on the problem, however, city License Inspector Michael Sherman said that many such agents were themselves located outside of Ocean City. If the rule were to be enforced more strictly, it would be best to allow the use of responsible agents who, while not city residents, were available in a suitable distance. There was some question as to the actual utility of such agents, given that they do not hold the legal power to evict a problem tenant on the landlord’s behalf. “Notice to the agent constitutes notice to the owner,” said City Solicitor Guy Ayres, “so the next time the police are contacted, they can prove that they already notified the property of the problem.”
Visitor’s guide The city agreed to maintain its partnership with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce in producing and distributing the Ocean City Visitor’s Guide, an arrangement first reached in 2010. In the latest iteration of the partnership, however, the chamber was fully responsible for the design and production of the guide, with the city contributing $1 per guide that was requested by mail. This cost, last year, was roughly $12,000, according to city Tourism Di-
rector Donna Abbott. Further, the city commits to spend roughly $16,000 on buying ads in the guide. “Based on the distribution cost incurred last year, the chamber is requesting additional funds to cover the increasing cost of postage,” Abbot said. “Instead of paying a dollar per piece, which is what we’re paying now, we would be paying 25 percent of the chamber’s annual distribution cost.” Such a change would increase the contribution from $12,000 to about $20,000. However, according to chamber Executive Director Melanie Pursel, direct mailing is an ever-smaller part of the pie. “There’s a lot more to distribution than just mailing,” she said. “There are about 250 bulk locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic that we send cases of books to. When we put that all together as a distribution plan, we’d like that the town is going to help us out with 25 percent of that.” Council was somewhat hesitant about the steep increase. Councilman Doug Cymek suggested that a hard cap of $20,000 be added to the 25 percent clause. “Don’t take it as distrust, I just think that there should be a limit established,” Cymek said. Councilman Brent Ashley noted that, many years ago, the chamber’s guidebooks were usually independently profitable. It was his understanding that the chamber was working back towards self-sufficiency with the OC Visitor’s Guide. “We’re not just saying that we’re going to make more profit by getting more money from the city,” Pursel said. Given the competitiveness of the market, “we’ve just reinvested, really, what we’ve gotten from the city … to make it a more attractive piece.” Despite increasing costs, said Councilwoman Margaret Pillas, “we still want some say in that book, and to have a say we have to keep the partnership going.
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Some major concerns remain, however, namely in the often cramped housing conditions to which visiting students are sometimes subjected “It is a challenge every summer for everyone to be in safe, comfortable housing,” Linch said. “A lot of that now is going to be a part of the sponsors’ responsibility.” Living conditions were a particular concern last year amongst Irish students. Ireland, under a bilateral agreement, is a visa waiver country, which means Irish students can come to the US without a job pre-arranged. That makes it much easier for them to arrive with less leadtime and end up with unsecured or otherwise questionable housing. Last year, Irish consular officials even visited the resort to discuss ways to further ensure the comfort and safety of their nationals. “The dialogue that we had with them, and with the Ocean City Police Department and the community, was very productive,” Linch said. “Everyone in town is invested in this, and we are hoping that the situation will improve this coming summer.” Because of the crackdown on Eastern European sponsors, and the relative ease of travel for Irish students, the national balance of the city’s seasonal workforce began to shift in 2011 and has, by all accounts, continued to do so.
While Slavic-speaking students dominated the city’s seasonal workforce through 2010, student demographics for 2011 featured 603 Irish, 481 Romanians, 452 Ukrainians, and 445 Russians. Linch said the State Department preferred that she not disseminate 2012’s exact numbers, but that they were similar to 2011. “We had a fraction of Russians compared to Ireland and Romania,” Linch said. “In years past, those numbers were the complete opposite.” Romania and Moldova, in particular, have continued to contribute more and more students to Ocean City’s economy. Despite their smaller populations compared to surrounding Eastern European states, they are the only ones that speak a Romance language. But overall numbers, Linch said, have declined slightly. Further, the State Department is making a push to wean resort employers off their dependency on a J-1 student workforce. “The cultural aspect of this program has taken precedence over the work,” Linch said. “[The State Department] doesn’t want to see employers rely so heavily on the program.” Whereas hours clocked by foreign student workers has ballooned over the past two decades or so, “it’s now going in the opposite direction,” Linch said, “and employers need to get used to that.”
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Weekendexpo offersexclusive look at newest goods,services LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) The 39th annual Maryland Watermen’s Association’s East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo, scheduled for this weekend at the Ocean City convention center, will feature a number of exhibits, seminars and programs that highlight not only the commercial seafood industry, but also aquaculture, the industry of raising seafood in ponds, tanks and net pens. Created in 1974 by the Maryland Watermen’s Association as a showplace for the commercial seafood industry, the annual show has expanded over the years to include much more. Those interested in starting an aquaculture business can gather valuable information during the three-day expo. Attendees can also learn more about commercial fishing, charter or recreational boating and sports fishing. According to coordinator Melissa Boe, approximately 85 exhibitors will offer an assortment of services and products, including boats, engines, electronics, safety gear, clothing and fishing equipment. Recreational fishermen will also have the opportunity to purchase equipment and gear used by professionals. “The expo caters to recreational and commercial fishermen and aquaculturists,” Boe said. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people attend the expo annually. “We have more boats See CHILDREN’S on Page 4B
Elizabeth Atwood, Cedar Chapel Special School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, right, and her student, Gabby Mulatu.
Annapolis artist Aimo Hill paints a still-life during the 27th annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival and its sister fair, the 25th annual North American Craft Show last year at the Ocean City convention center. Billed as “two great shows under one roof,” the 2013 will take place this weekend, Jan. 19-20.
OCWELCOMESCRAFTSHOW, ARTFESTIVALTHISWEEKEND Juried work of regional photographers, painters, sculptors and crafters focuses on nautical, wildlife subject matter LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) Painters, photographers and sculptors will be among the approximately 90 exhibitors presenting and selling their wares this weekend at the Ocean City convention center as part of the 28th annual Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival and its sister event, the 26th annual North American Craft Show. Both are juried events, according to organizer Donald Hastings, owner of Donald’s Duck Shoppe & Gallery in the Gold Coast Mall on 115th Street, meaning artists’ work must meet specific criteria and a standard of quality and originality to be accep-
Waterfowl carved and painted by New Jersey artist William Cowen are displayed during the 2012 event.
ted. Artisans must personally create their own product. Hastings said the events, billed as “two great shows under one roof,” complement each other well. Offering an assortment of media, the shows appeal to a vari-
ety of people, he said. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase art pieces and crafts that they won’t find in a store, for all price ranges. “Both shows have very See NAUTICAL on Page 7B
Atwood named top teacher at CCSS Elizabeth Cotter Atwood has been named Cedar Chapel Special School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Atwood received her Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management from Robert’s Wesleyan College, and her Master of Education in special education from Wilmington University. Now in her sixth year at Cedar Chapel Special School, Atwood integrates the Common Core State Standards in conjunction with a functional life skills curriculum to a diverse population incorporating the principals of structured teaching. She seeks to empower all children to be lifelong learners, contributing members of society and productive citizens. As a cooperating teacher for University Maryland Eastern Shore student interns, Accreditation For Growth Assistive Technology team member, Alternate Maryland School Assessment regional Community of Practice representative, Equal Measurements Coordinator and president of the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Atwood advocates and celebrates diversity in partnerships with family and community.
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Creamy eggs topped with olive tapenade recieves rave reviews FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Presentation of dish can be stunning, flavor delightful DEBORAH LEE WALKER ■ Contributing Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The hustle and bustle of daily life can get quite stressful, so a little reminiscing is always welcomed. On that note, let us rewind to a time when home consisted of a residence in Washington, D.C., Ocean City and Los Angeles. Weekly cross-country flights and hops to the beach on the weekend rack massive rewards. But this intense schedule is just the beginning; details complete the story. My flight leaves National Airport every Monday at 7 a.m. The serenity of an airport is quite different from the evening rush. Aromas of roasted coffee permeate the empty corridors, but in due time, this shall pass. I stroll through the tunnel of no-man’s land and enter the aircraft in search of my seat. I must confess, my eyelids are heavy. A little catnap is on the breakfast menu. Before I know it, time to be with myself is coming to an end. The screeching of wheels is a signal I must shift gears. Time is of the essence — acting classes at Lee Strasberg Acting Institute start at 10 a.m. Four hours of sense memory exercises
fill daily specials with hopes and dreams. But today is different, I have an audition. The rumbling of my stomach is a reminder I must partake of a few bites or my nerves might get the best of me. I open the box of refrigeration to limited tastings. I decide to nibble on a tiny salad of juicy watermelon, kalamative olives, chunky feta cheese and sweet Thai basil. As I primp for perfection, the probability of total satisfaction is rapidly dwindling. Humidity is in control and my hair is simply not a match for Mother Nature’s indulgence. I have to accept what I cannot change — time to head for Universal Studios. The guard is polite and directs me to the location of my “screen test.” If these buildings could talk, I wonder what would they say. As I walk up to the trailer, I am second-guessing my decision to wear heels. What was I thinking? Oh well, at this point it doesn’t matter because my entire body is ready to go into convulsions. The receptionist asks me to sign in and hands me my script of one line, “What can I do for you?” The line after my moment of fame is, “Will you call me a cab?” I sit in the corner and rehearse for what I know is going to be an Oscar-winning performance. When the moment of truth arrives, I
am escorted into a separate room. The trinity of fate is upon me. The casting director asks me if I have any questions, the cameraman has the camera focused and ready to roll, and my reading partner is ready for action. I eloquently deliver my line, “What can I do for you?” The next thing I hear is, “Will you call me a cab?” At that moment, I am totally flabbergasted. I know my name is not engraved in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the fact is, I took off time from school, spent money on gas, and you do not even have the decency to allow me to audition for this part? And to add insult to injury, you expect me to hail you a cab. I did not utter a word out of respect for my manager. I instantly walked out of the trailer and did not know how in the world I was going to find a taxi at Universal Studio’s. At this point, my heels were not an issue. I walked in defiance while swallowing my pride. In the faint background, I could hear the casting director laughing hysterically and calling my name. “Deborah, you were brilliant, I have never seen anyone perform a one-liner with so much thought and commitment.” All of a sudden, I thought I was going into cardiac arrest and could not breathe. I realized I was so nervous that I forgot, “Will you call me a cab,” was the actual line of the script. I simply smiled and said thank you. Speaking of performances, creamy
scrambled eggs presented in an eggshell and topped with olive tapenade will receive rave reviews. The presentation is stunning and the flavor is delightful. You will need an egg topper (which can be purchased online) to remove the top portion of the eggshell. The recipe is time-friendly due to the very small portions of ingredients. CREAMY EGGS TOPPED WITH OLIVE TAPENADE z Tapenade Combine 6 finely chopped cured olives, 1 rounded teaspoon seeded and finely chopped Roma tomato, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped capers, 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, fresh ground pepper and a dash of garlic powder. z Eggs Simmer 6 empty eggshells for 5 minutes to remove any impurities. Set aside. Blend a heavy splash of heavy cream and 6 eggs in the blender. Emulsifying the raw egg mixture in a blender incorporates much more air, which results in lighter, fluffier eggs. Scramble over medium heat. z Presentation Very carefully, fill eggshells with scrambled eggs. Place filled eggs in egg holders. Using a piping bag, top eggs with a tiny dollop of sour cream, then finish with olive tapenade. Have fun and let the show begin! SECRET INGREDIENT: Time. “Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute” … Edgar Allan Poe.
Kemps to celebrate birthdays this month and advice welcome IRISH KEMP ■ Contributing Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) Should “old” acquaintances be forgotten and never come to mind? Not in my book. The Kemps are birthdaying their way over the physical cliffs of the late 80s this month. Any advice from the folks who have “been there done that” would be welcome. We’re so lucky to have chosen Ocean City to live out these so-called golden years. It has truly been the land of pleasant living for us. Old and new friends abound around our town. Unbelievable that we met many of these folks at the MAC Center, aka senior center. As first recipients of social security, and thanks to company retirement plans, we were the first generation of retirees to be able to leave the big city and retire in this year-round vacation city. Fortunately for us, in the days of yore, “senior “was not considered a dirty word. See KEMP on Page 3B
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Think social security is this large sum of money given to us by the government? Think again, or ask a recipient. New in town and wanna’ be found? Get out and circulate and congregate. The Kemps met many of their and old and new friends by joining in the activities around town and by volunteering with their peers at various events. I urge newcomers around town to volunteer, circulate and congregate. Check out the area’s nonprofit clubs. Joining the Senior Bowling League is a real door and eye opener. You’re privy to all activities going down around town, including the local gossip. Not athletically inclined? Join your mate at the after-bowling get-togethers. Growing old with active people is so much more fun than coming down with reclinitus or boob-tube-itis. Ask folks who, through no fault of their own, are confined to their living quarters, albeit a nursing home or their own home. This month’s AARP meeting was such a breath of fresh air for the members, thanks to guest speaker Tom Brown. Tom loved baseball and was on the Washington Senators team in the early ’60s. Ironically, Tom was also a starting defensive back on Vince Lombardi’s great Green Bay Packers team and the first Major League Baseball player to play in two
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The Free and Carter families of Bethany Beach enjoyed the OC’s Festival of Lights. (Right) AARP’s guest speaker, Tom Brown.
Super Bowls. How lucky for Salisbury to have such an excellent motivational speaker involved in their local Rookie League nonprofit organization. This retiree is in the right place at the right time. Coming up, Ocean City’s annual Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at the beautiful midtown Clarion for the area’s seniors is “de place to be” on Thursday, Feb. 14. Reasonably priced, thanks to town support, this event has always been a very popular sell-out. What more could you ask for? Starting with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m.,
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Approximately 85 exhibitors will offer an assortment of products and services during the 39th annual Maryland Watermen’s Association’s East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Expo, this weekend at the Ocean City convention center. There will also be a number of exhibits, seminars and programs as well as a Children’s Learning Center and cooking demos.
ters in the ORP Lil Nippers display and learn how to repair nets and make crab pots. Watermen in the Classroom presentations will be offered, as well. “We’ve made it interactive for the kids,” Boe said. “We want to show and teach kids about the history of Maryland and where the watermen fit in.” Expo hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission price is $12 per day. A two-day pass cost $20, and a three-day pass is $25. Chil-
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dren 12 and younger will be admitted free. A cocktail party and auction event will take place tonight, Friday, from 6:308:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street. The event is open to the public. Tickets, which can be purchased at the expo or at the door this evening, cost $20. Raffle tickets are also available for a 2013 Ford 150 4x4 truck. Tickets cost $100 each and can be purchased at the expo. The drawing is Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information about the expo, call 410-216-6610.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know it’s what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-the-month tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some wellearned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. There’s a challenge out there that’s just right for you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While few can match the Goat’s fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Don’t try to force them to develop on your schedule. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because you’re so busy caring for others. But you wouldn’t have it any other way.
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APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 Jan. 18: Johnny Mojo, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19: Geoff Kilian, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 24: Brenda Golden, 6 p.m. BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-5247575 Jan. 18: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m. Jan. 19: TranzfuAaron Howell sion, 9 p.m. Jan. 23: Aaron Howell, 5-8 p.m. COTTAGE CAFÉ Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 Every Friday: DJ Bump, 5-8 p.m. Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 Jan. 18: DJ Hook, 9 p.m. Jan. 19: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.;
Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. Jan. 20: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21: Bryan Clark, 5 p.m. HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Jan. 18: Ladies Night w/ DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 19: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, DJ Bigler 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 20: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 24: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 Jan. 18: DJ Z-Man Jan. 19: DJ Rupe HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Friday: DJ Norm, 3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m.
Every Saturday: Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Sunday: Tony Vega, DJ Norm 6-10 p.m. Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 Jan. 18-19: On the Edge
ON THE EDGE Ocean Club Nightclub: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19
SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 Jan. 18: Face Parade, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 19: Garden State Radio, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Jon Maurer Band, 5-9 p.m. SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Every Tuesday: Let’s Do Trivia, 7 p.m. Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m. Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.
RANDY LEE ASHCRAFT AND THE SALTWATER COWBOYS Smitty McGee’s: Every Friday, 8 p.m.
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Al and Natalie Purvis, above, are well-dressed for the action Saturday at Seacrets. (Left) Gathered for the Ravens game on Saturday, Jan 12, at Seacrets, from left, are Donna DiFrancesca, Allison Parcells, and Hannah Stallard.
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Anticipating a good game at Seacrets, from left, are Brian Whiteford, Connie Vazquez and Deb and Bill Mann. OCEAN CITY TODAY/ZACK HOOPES
Kirk and Margy Hammands, in center above, are flanked by friends Duck and Patty Seidl during Saturday’s contest. (Right) Bill Rook and Julie Bridges enjoy the gridiron ambiance on Saturday.
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Rooting for Baltimore on Seacrets’ big-screen TVs, from left, are John Groncki, Maureen Wienecke, Kim Groncki, Debbie Porter, Jill Swistak and Glenn Baublitz.
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creative people,â€? Hastings said. Featured in the art festival will be the work of nautical and wildlife painters, sculptors, photographers, carvers, model ship builders and multimedia artists. It truly is â€œthe art of the wild, the excitement of the sea,â€? Hastings said. The art festival will showcase the work of approximately 40 artists. â€œAnyone who knows anything about that artist will know their work because it is very unique to that person,â€? Hastings said. â€œIf you see a piece, you know they created it.â€? Artists whose work does not fit in with the nautical or wildlife theme will display their pieces in the craft show. Featured wares include photography, paintings, sculptures, leather goods, home decor, candles, furniture, jewelry and music. The craft show will feature approximately 50 â€œimaginative and creativeâ€? vendors, Hastings said. Maryland artists and crafters are scheduled to attend, but most will travel to Ocean City from 13 other states. While there are some newcomers this year, Hastings said at least 80 percent have participated in the event for many years, especially in the art festival. Most of those artists have developed a following and customers come
Carole Anne Heck of Baltimore works on a painting during the 2012 edition of â€œtwo great shows under one roofâ€? at the Ocean City convention center.
back each January to see what new items they have to offer. More than 5,000 people attend the event annually, Hastings said. Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 with AARP card. For students ages 1317, admission costs $4. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult admission. Receive $1 off admission with the event advertisement, which can be found in this issue of Ocean City Today. A $300 shopping spree at Donaldâ€™s Duck Shoppe will be given away to one visitor. Pianist Tim Hofman is scheduled to perform and Frank Nanna will play bluegrass music on his stringed instruments this weekend. For more information, call 410-524-9177.
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DINING GUIDE ■ CREDIT CARDS: V-Visa, MC-Master Card, AE-American Express, DIS-Discover ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ________________________________ ■ 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILLE, 9936 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City 410-213-9204 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, year-round. Happy hour daily, 3-7 p.m. Entertainment Friday through Sunday. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.ocmdrestaurants. com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ADOLFO’S, 13th Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-4001 / www.ocadolfos.com / $$ / V-MC-AE / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Northern and southern Italian dishes, prepared fresh daily. Quiet, intimate atmosphere for couples, room for large families or choose to enjoy our outside seating with views of the ocean. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ DEVITO’S ITALIAN DELI AND SUB SHOP, 143rd Street, Ocean City 410-250-1122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Italian cold cuts pizza, sandwiches and subs for lunch and dinner. ■ DUFFY’S TAVERN, 130th Street, Montego Bay Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-250-1449 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Unique Irish tavern serving the best steaks, seafood and over-stuffed sandwiches. A local’s favorite with authentic Irish specialities, including shepard’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. Outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside.
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■ FRESCO’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410-524-8202 / www.ocfrescos.com / $$$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / On the bay, serving seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$$$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GIUSEPPE O’LEARY, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City 410-213-2868 / www.submarinaoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Featuring homemade Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Open year-round. Happy hour food and drink specials Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / www.thegreeneturtle.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HALL’S SEAFOOD & STEAK, 60th Street, Ocean City 410-524-5008 / www.Halls-OC.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Serving Ocean City’s finest breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat sea-food buffet. Open 7 days a week, all summer. New menu serving old favorites and new treats. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-2131846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Casual waterfront dining serving seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads, wraps and pasta. Home of the “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment Thursday through Sunday. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Seafood, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOOTERS, three Ocean City locations: 123rd Street, Ocean City 410-250-7081, Fifth Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean
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City 410-289-2690 and Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-1841 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS. Fresh new menu items include ground chuck burgers, green salads, world famous chicken wings with 11 flavorful sauces, healthy choice sandwiches and seafood. Fun children’s menu. Relaxed beach atmosphere. Full bar. Large flat screen TVs, attentive service by delightful Hooters girls. Wingfest: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., featuring 50-cent wings and awesome drink specials. Like us on Facebook. This is why we say Hooters makes you happy. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-5243535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Proud to have Chef Shawn Reese creating beach-inspired dishes in both oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open yearround and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ HOUSE OF WELSH, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 1-800-311-2707 / www.houseofwelsh.net / $, $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7499 / www.johnnys56.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Pizza, subs, wings, salads, beer, live music, high definition TVs, surf, movies, BlueRay. ■ JR’S THE ORIGINAL PLACE FOR RIBS, 61st and 131st streets, Ocean City 410250-3100, 410-524-7427 / www.jrsribs.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / The place for ribs since 1981. Family-friendly dining. Angus steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, prime rib, seafood, chicken. Early bird. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB, 1 Mumfords Landing Road, Ocean Pines 410641-7501 / www.oceanpines.org, www.theclubsofoceanpines.com / $$ / VMC-AE / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean Pines Yacht Club and Marina is open to the public for casual waterfront dining. Fresh local menu, on-site catering and Sunday brunch. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6821 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The original Phillips, serving the finest seafood since 1956. Complete with all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily
early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD HOUSE, 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Just minutes to the Delaware line. All-you-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PONZETTI’S PIZZA, 144th Street, Ocean City www.ponzettispizza.com / $ / MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Italian dinners, subs and homemade pizza. Happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Sports bar, live music on weekends. Light fare served till 1 a.m. Carry out available. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, year-round. Every Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410-524-4900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-4364716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Fabulous raw bar serving the freshest raw oysters and clams, steamed shrimp, crab legs, mussels and oyster stew, made to order. “Fresh off the grill” items include rockfish, tuna, mahi mahi and salmon. Happy hour specials daily, 4-6 p.m. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus® burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.
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Thanks t o all who s uppor t ed The 1 9 t h Annual At lant ic General H os pit al P enguin S wim
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I ndividual Fundrais er s 1. Craig Kettler 2. Butch “Woody” German 3. Bill Mitchell
Glacier S pons ors Bull on the Beach Restaurants Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. Comcast Spotlight The Princess Royale Oceanfront Family Resort & Condominiums
I ceberg S pons ors D3Corp Dough Roller Restaurants Town of Ocean City
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WHEN I GROW UP … Deneen Nicolle’s first-grade class at Ocean City Elementary School made models of possible careers they would like to have when they grow up. They read and wrote about specific goals they have to achieve to be successful in that job field. Pictured, from left, are Kaleb Davis, Eric Braica, Faith Haddad and Kalena Ethridge.
STONE SOUP Students in Jennifer Spicer’s kindergarten class at Ocean City Elementary School followed a recipe to make Stone Soup after reading the folk tale in class. Pictured, from left, are Paige McAdams, Damira Hill, Aarnav Tiwari, Nicolas Rittersbacher and Julianna Wooden.
ACHIEVEMENT ON FIELD, IN CLASSROOM The National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week recognized Stephen Decatur High School girls varsity soccer team for its exceptional academic performance this year with a Team Academic Award. The team grade point average was 3.70 on a 4.0 scale. Pictured, from left, are Coach Misty Bunting, seniors Alex Pinto, Taylor Frederick and Tori Whigham, and Principal Tom Zimmer.
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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Continued from Page 1B is the school’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Fohner, a pre-kindergarten teacher, nurtures her young students as she provides fun, learning experiences that help the students grow socially as well as cognitively. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood and special education and a master’s degree in reading and literacy. She has been teaching for the past 14 years — the first seven in Anne Arundel County, where she taught pre-kindergarten at a private school/child care and was the director for several years, and the last seven years at Ocean City Elementary. While at OCES, Fohner taught early intervention and was a resource teacher for two years, and for the
past five years, she has been teaching pre-kindergarten. As a member of the Math Accreditation for Growth Implementation Committee, Fohner has designed and implemented math lessons for families to use at home with household manipulatives. Over the past several years, Fohner has taught Summer Academy for prekindergarten students and is currently teaching the After School Homework Academy for fourth-grade students.
Senter to represent BIS in TOY program Berlin Intermediate School has named Amanda Senter its 2013 Teacher of the Year. Senter has been teaching reading/language arts and math to fifth-
graders at Berlin Intermediate School for 12 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master’s in post-secondary education. She believes that building a community of learners helps students become more comfortable taking risks and helps to build more autonomous learners. Senter motivates her students with lessons that are hands-on and infused with the arts and believes hosting Salisbury University’s co-teachers play an important role in her students’ success. Senter currently serves on the AFG reading committee, mentors new teachers and is a former team leader. Amanda and her husband, Justin, live in Salisbury with their two children.
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FRIDAY, JAN. 18 EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S & AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more. Info: www.marylandwatermen.com or 800-626-2326. BERLIN BOOK OF THE MONTH — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 1 p.m. Group will discuss “Tanglewood Plantation,” by Jocelyn Miller. All are welcome. Info: 410-641-0650. BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994. CROP TO END CANCER — Scrapbooking event and shopping expo. Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Silent and Chinese auctions, and vendors including Close to My Heart, Creative Memories, 31 Bags and Miche. Cost is $40 to crop for the day. Benefits American Cancer Society. Reservations: 443-235-2926. OCEAN CITY TODAY/ZACK HOOPES
BLESSING OF THE WATERS St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church held its annual Blessing of the Waters ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 12. Although typically held at the inlet pier, this year’s event was relocated to the beach at 90th Street — adjacent to the church itself — due to the pier being damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The ceremony was conducted by Metropolitan Evangelos, leader of the Metropolis of New Jersey, which is the Orthodox parochial district centered in New Jersey but also covering Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and the greater Philadelphia area. Following services in the church, priests and parishioners proceeded to the beach, where Metropolitan Evangelos lead prayers to bless the seas and tossed two blessed crosses into the waters — one to be retrieved by young men, and the other by young women. The children who recovered the crosses will be particularly blessed for the New Year.
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BAKED GOODS TABLE AND PLATTERS — Eden United Methodist Church, 7451 Main St., Willards, 5-7 p.m. Baked goods table and platters available. Homemade soups and chicken salad. Eat in or take out. Info: Joyce Lecates, 410-749-9204.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19 EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S & AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more. Info: www.marylandwatermen.com or 800-626-2326.
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OUT&ABOUT NAUTICAL & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring noted painters, sculptors, model shipbuilders and multi-media artists. Door prize is $300 shopping spree at Donalds Duck Shoppe. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for AARP members and students ages 13-17 and children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Admission includes entry to North American Craft Show. Info: Donald A. Hastings, 410-524-9177, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.donaldsduckshoppe.com. NORTH AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Variety of quality, juried arts and crafters exhibiting their products for sale. Music and food available. Door prize is $300 shopping spree at Donald’s Duck Shoppe. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for AARP members and students ages 13-17 and children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Admission includes entry to Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival. Info: Donald A. Hastings, 410-5249177, email@example.com or www.donaldsduckshoppe.com.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-22, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.
NORTH AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Variety of quality, juried arts and crafters exhibiting their products for sale. Music and food available. Door prize is $300 shopping spree at Donald’s Duck Shoppe. Admission costs $5 for adults, $4 for AARP members and students ages 13-17 and children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Admission includes entry to Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival. Info: Donald A. Hastings, 410-5249177, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.donaldsduckshoppe.com.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN DINNER New Hope United Methodist Church, Willards, noon. Menu includes mashed potatoes, greens, string beens, macaroni and cheese, beets, biscuits, dessert and coffee. Cost is $11 for adults. Carry-outs available. Info: 410-543-8244 or 443-235-0251.
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TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.
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CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin. Free, monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Additional clinic offered for those who are apprehensive about the idea of using CPAP. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION — Ocean Pines library, small meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30 p.m. Great Books focuses on works that shape our culture and provide a deeper appreciation for what it means to be human. Info: Don Winslow, 410-208-6613.
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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 9 a.m. to noon. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.
SPORTS CARD, COMIC BOOK, COLLECTIBLE SHOW — Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Road, Newark, Del., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 tables of area’s finest dealers. Admission costs $2 for adults, children 12 and younger admitted free. Reservations: 302-983-2636, email@example.com or www.a2zshows1.com.
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EAST COAST COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN’S & AQUACULTURE TRADE EXPO — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seminars, fishermen gear, equipment and more. Info: www.marylandwatermen.com or 800-626-2326.
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STAR CHARITIES’ ANNUAL BEEF & BEER — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 1-5 p.m. Guest speaker is Major Gen. James Adkins, Adjutant General, Maryland National Guard. All-you-can-eat buffet catered by Em-ings; live entertainment by Earl’s Dixie Land Band, W W Tunes and Woodlands String Band; door prizes. Cost is $26. Reservations required by calling Anna Foultz, 410-641-
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DEM. WOMEN’S CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by meeting at 10 a.m. All Democratic and Independent women are welcome. Info: 410-641-6683. HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge.
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TUESDAY, JAN. 22 PLAY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infants to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-6410650. LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infants to 2 years old, will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new ways to interact with their toddlers. Info: 410-208-4014.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARENESS SERIES RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. Dr. Clara Small of Salisbury University will discuss effects of racism and discrimination on today’s society. Info: 410-208-4014. YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410-641-
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OUT&ABOUT 9734 or email@example.com. MARYLAND SALTWATER SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION ATLANTIC CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING — Lions Club, 12534 Airport Road, West Ocean City, 7:30 p.m. Info: Ron Smith, 732-779-2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org. BOOK SIGNING — Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse, 38016 Fenwick Shoals Blvd., Selbyville, Del., 5-7 p.m. Local author, Carolyn Outlaw Kuhn, has written her first book, “Suffering in Silence.” Portion of proceeds going to S.O.A.R., Selbyville. Del. Info: 410-487-1183.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-524-1818.
BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577 or Kate, 410-524-0649.
10:30 a.m. to noon, and and Introduction to Talmud, Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Take a lunch. Info: Jaime, 410-641-4311. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 4:45-6 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302436-3682.
— New Bethel United Methodist Church, 10203 Germantown Road, Berlin. Meeting is at 6 p.m., installation of officers and meet and greet reception at 7 p.m. Ceremony performed by the Rev. Helen Lockwood. Everyone is invited.
BINGO — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410-289-3166.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
ONGOING EVENTS HELP WITH HOME HEATING BILLS — SHORE UP! Inc. is accepting applications from persons who need help paying their home heating and electric bills. Residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. To receive help, an individual must complete an Energy Assistance application and provide supporting documentation. Info: 410-341-9634 or 410749-1142.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WORCESTER COUNTY GENERAL MEETING, LUNCHEON Atlantic Hotel, 2 N. Main St., Berlin. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon and the speaker will begin at 12:30 p.m. Featuring Bill Badger, director, Department of Economic Development in Worcester County. Reservations: Bev Bigler, 410-2086018 or email@example.com by Jan. 22.
STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children 2-5 years old. Info: 410-208-4014. SOUP SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh, homemade hot soups and biscuits and desserts. Carry-out available. Info: 410-289-7430.
AARP — Ocean City AARP 1917 meets at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month (except July and August). Info: aarp1917.org.
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P/T Office help needed in busy Real Estate office. R.E. license helpful but not necessary. Computer experience a must. 410-713-2065.
Now hiring sales reps and promo models for weekend work. Paid travel, $100 a day + bonuses. J-1 welcome. Experienced sales managers for travel also needed for PT/FT salaried position. Please call 443-291-7651
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EXPERIENCED PAINTER We are looking for skilled individuals with experience in painting and drywall work. Prior hotel experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Salary to commensurate with experience and skill level. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or come in and complete an application at the front desk. We require satisfactory pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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Y/R, Bishopville, waterfront mobile 3BR/2BA home. No pets/smoking $850/mo. Call Howard Martin Realty 410352-5555. YR rooms, $125-$150 North OC. Util incl, W/D, cable, Furnished. Move in Today! Call 410-250-0050 Off season/year round rental-Room-in WOC, single family home, A/C, cable, newly remodeled. $100/week. 443373-1319 or 240-281-5288 Sunset West-2BR/2BA Unit for Rent-Living space all on one floor. $1000/mo. Call 410726-8528 YR, 8th Street, Bayside 2BR/1BA-W/D, great view. No Smoking/Pets $1000/mo. + Sec. Dep + Util. Also, 2/seasonal boat slips for rent April thru Oct. $2800 + $3500. 443235-1843 Winter Rental - Ocean block Pristine Condo. 3BR/3BA. Call Bill 443-373-7232. Winter OC Rooms for Rent! Lg. rms. $100. Furnished and all utilities. Call 410-430-1746. Year round rentals - 1 & 2 Bedroom Apt. in OC starting at $600/month. Call 410-289-6282 or email Spiro @ ocrooms.com OC Yearly Rental. Fully furnished 1BR/1BA condo. 127th St. bayside. The Raffles. $800/ month + utilities. References required 1-410-320-4017/1410-827-3170 Summer Rental 312 Sunset Dr. Newly remodeled. 2BR/1.5BA. New appliances. Large new kitchen. Large living room. May 10Sept. 10. $12,000. Sec. dep. $2000. Call 410-428-7333. www.SunsetTerraceRentals.com
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28A LEGAL NOTICES
Ocean City Today
JANUARY 18, 2013
Legal Notices SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 607 OSPREY ROAD, UNIT 2 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-001144 Covahey, Boozer, Devan, and Dore, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Cynthia J. Michaud recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4933, folio 239, and re-recorded in Liber 4986, folio 383, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction, at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4933, folio 239, and re-recorded in Liber 4986, folio 383, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4933, folio 236. The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record. Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property. The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE: A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $20,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale. Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 10.12500% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement. Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited. The Substituted Trustees shall resell
the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of the deposit. The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor. Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com A-4350564 01/17/2013, 01/24/2013, 01/31/2013 OCD-1/17/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 5500 COASTAL HWY., UNIT #D-120 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Colin G. Gnibus and Francis J. Gnibus dated January 17, 2004 and recorded in Liber 3995, Folio 513 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $252,000.00 and an original interest rate of 5.625% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on FEBRUARY 6, 2013 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. D120, in the “Tiffanie by the Sea Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $24,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratifi-
cation of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-1/17/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 9400 COASTAL HWY., UNIT #201 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Marcelo J. Grasso, Sr. a/k/a Marcello J. Grasso a/k/a Marcello John Grasso and Ruth Ann Grasso a/k/a Ruth A. Grasso dated July 29, 2008 and recorded in Liber 5139, Folio 109 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $212,000.00 and an original interest rate of 7.00% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub.
Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on FEBRUARY 6, 2013 AT 2:10 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 201, in the “9400 Ocean Highway Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $23,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson,
JANUARY 18, 2013
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LEGAL NOTICES 29A
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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 202 32ND STREET, UNIT #201 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-000260 Covahey, Boozer, Devan, and Dore, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Livio Cristiani recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4399, folio 634, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, and Erin Gloth as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction, at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4399, folio 634, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 3065, folio 104. The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record. Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property. The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE: A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $8,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale. Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 6.00000% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement. Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited.
The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of the deposit. The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor. Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, and Erin Gloth, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com A-4348565 01/10/2013, 01/17/2013, 01/24/2013 OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. LOT 268 WAR DANCER LANE BERLIN, MD 21811 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-001299 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Bob Yi and Sue Yi recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4527, folio 697, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction, at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4527, folio 697, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4527, folio 692. The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record. Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property. The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE: A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of
$48,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale. Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 7.50000% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement. Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest. If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited. The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of the deposit. The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor. Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser`s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 429 NORTH 14TH STREET , UNIT 10 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-001639 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Nancy Yentzer and Rodney L. Yentzer recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4386, folio 473, and Declaration of
Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction, at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4386, folio 473, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 3890, folio 362. The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record. Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property. The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE: A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $49,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale. Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 5.62500% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement. Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest. If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited. The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of the deposit. The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered
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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 7 SURFERS WAY BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Sharon L. Shirk, dated December 20, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4846, folio 694 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on JANUARY 29, 2013 AT 3:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $16,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within 10 days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. If the purchaser fails to settle within the aforesaid ten (10) days of ratification, the purchaser relinquishes their deposit and the SubTrustees may file an appropriate motion with the court to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed with the Court in connection with such motion and any Show Cause Order issued by the Court and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper or Order by certified mail and regular mail sent to the address provided by the purchaser and as recorded on the documents executed by the purchaser at the time of the sale. Service shall be deemed effective upon the purchaser 3 days after postmarked by the United States Post Office. It is expressly agreed by the purchaser that actual receipt of the certified mail is not required for service to be effective. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement the deposit shall be forfeited to the Sub-Trustees and all expenses of
this sale (including attorney fees and full commission on the gross sales price of the sale) shall be charged against and paid from the forfeited deposit. In the event of resale the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property regardless of any improvements made to the real property. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate of 6.5% per annum from the date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Sub-Trustees. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for the costs of all transfer taxes, documentary stamps and all other costs incident to settlement. Purchaser shall be responsible for physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward. The sale is subject to post sale audit by the Noteholder to determine whether the borrower entered into any repayment/forbearance agreement, reinstated or paid off prior to the sale. In any such event the Purchaser agrees that upon notification by the Sub-Trustees of such event the sale is null and void and of no legal effect and the deposit returned without interest. If the Sub-Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or good and marketable title, or the sale is not ratified for any reason by the Circuit Court including errors made by the Sub-Trustees, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without any interest. This property will be sold subject to a 120 day right of redemption by the Internal Revenue Service. Mark H. Wittstadt, Gerard Wm. Wittstadt, Jr., Deborah A. Holloway Hill, Sub. Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 600 BALTIMORE AVENUE SUITE 208 TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 449 DUELING WAY BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from David A. Patrick, Jr. and Terri Lynn Patrick, dated March 20, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4670, Folio 268 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of $283,950.00, and an original interest rate of 5.875%, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at
public auction at the Courthouse door for the Circuit Court for Worcester County, on January 30, 2013 AT 2:00PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and the improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $29,000.00 by certified funds only (no cash will be accepted) is required at the time of auction. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note, its assigns, or designees, shall pay interest on the unpaid purchase money at the note rate from the date of foreclosure auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest. Real estate taxes and all other public charges, or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA assessments or private utility charges, not otherwise divested by ratification of the sale, to be adjusted as of the date of foreclosure auction, unless the purchaser is the foreclosing lender or its designee. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses, and all other costs incident to settlement, shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. If the purchaser shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale or fails to go to settlement within ten (10) days of ratification of the sale, the Substitute Trustees may, in addition to any other available legal remedies, declare the entire deposit forfeited and resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by said bidder at the time of foreclosure auction. In such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of resale, reasonable attorney’s fees, and all other charges due and incidental and consequential damages, and any deficiency in the underlying secured debt. The purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. If the Substitute Trustees cannot convey insurable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be the return of the deposit. The sale is subject to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including,
but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Edward S. Cohn, Stephen N. Goldberg, Richard E. Solomon, Richard J. Rogers, Randall J. Rolls, and David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees Mid-Atlantic Auctioneers, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.mid-atlanticauctioneers.com OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 7645 DOWNS ROAD NEWARK, MARYLAND 21841 SALE TO BE HELD AT THE COURTHOUSE DOOR OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY ONE W. MARKET STREET SNOW HILL, MARYLAND 21863 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 AT 1:00 P.M. Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust and Security Agreement dated January 4, 2005 and recorded in the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland at Liber 4339, Folio 208 (the “Deed of Trust”), the undersigned Substitute Trustees, at the request of the beneficiary of the Deed of Trust (the “Noteholder”), will offer for sale at public auction at the courthouse door of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, One W. Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the real property and improvements thereon known as 7645 Downs Road, Newark, Maryland 21841 (Tax I.D. No. 04-001362) (the “Property”), which is more particularly described as follows: Item One All that tract or parcel of cleared land, situate in the Fourth Election District of Worcester County, State of Maryland, on the westerly side of but not binding upon U.S. Highway No. 113, leading from Newark to Berlin, and on the westerly side of but not binding upon a macadam road leading from the westerly side of U.S. Highway No. 113 to Ironshire Station, and also being easterly of but not binding upon the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad, containing 40 acres of land, more or less; SUBJECT, NEVERTHELESS, to an easement or right of way, in common with others, at all times and for all purposes, with or without vehicles, over and across the premises hereby described, along a strip 20 feet in width, beginning at the westerly end of the right of way coming from said U.S. Highway No. 113-lronshire Sta-
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on the Plat; thence running by and with the northerly right of way line of U.S. Route 113 on a curve with a radius of 2912.79 feet bearing N 49° 28’ 04” E for an arc length of 174.82 feet and a chord length of 174.79 feet to a point where an iron pipe is to be set as shown on the Plat; thence continuing by and with the northerly right of way line of U.S. Route 113 S 47° 44’ 54” W a distance of 858.18 feet to the point of beginning, said land containing 78.52 acres of land more or less. SAVING AND EXCEPTING from the above-referenced parcels 3.1945 acres of land, more or less, conveyed to the State of Maryland, to the use of the State Highway Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation, by Deed dated May 4, 2009 and recorded in Liber 5298, Folio 82. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY The Property is believed to comprise approximately 105.12 acres, more or less. There are also believed to be a single family dwelling and farm buildings located at the rear of the Property. The current use of the Property is believed to be a sand, gravel and clay excavation site. NOTES All information contained herein as to the nature and description of the Property has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and believed to be accurate. The Substitute Trustees, the Noteholder and their respective agents make no representations or warranties with respect to such information, and each bidder is responsible for independently determining the validity and accuracy of any information provided herein or any other information or materials upon which each bidder relies in submitting a bid. TERMS OF SALE A deposit in the form of a cashier’s or a certified check in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) will be required from the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The deposit will not earn interest in the hands of the Substitute Trustees. The Noteholder, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a deposit. Immediately after the sale, the successful bidder shall execute and deliver a contract of sale with the Substitute Trustees, copies of which shall be available for inspection immediately before the sale. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a cashier’s or certified check, or such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine acceptable, in their sole discretion, at settlement, which must occur within twenty (20) days following ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, unless such period is extended by the Substitute Trustees, time being of the essence. If payment of the balance of the purchase price does not take place within such period of time aforesaid, in addition to any other legal or equitable remedies available to them, the Substitute Trustees may declare the entire deposit forfeited and resell the Property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. In such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of
both sales, attorneys’ fees and all other charges incurred by the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with a motion to resell the Property on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by the bidder at the time of the sale. If the Property is purchased by someone other than the Noteholder, interest shall be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of five percent (5%) per annum from date of sale to the date of settlement, or such date that funds are received by the Substitute Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser if settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, water bills, and all other municipal liens and charges and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, if any, shall be adjusted to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The purchaser shall pay all settlement costs, including title examination charges, title insurance premiums, county and state recordation and transfer taxes and recording costs. The purchaser shall pay all costs incidental to the conveyance of the Property. The purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the Property. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. If the Noteholder is the purchaser of the Property at the sale, the amount bid at the sale by the Noteholder shall be a credit against the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust. The Substitute Trustees reserve: (1) the right to accept or reject any or all bids, (2) the right to modify or waive the requirements for bidders’ deposits and terms of sale and/or settlement; (3) the right to withdraw the Property from the sale prior to acceptance of the final bid(s); and (4) the right to cancel or postpone the sale. The Property is sold in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition, subject to all encumbrances, rights, reservations, covenants, conditions, easements, restrictions and statutory liens, if any, having priority over the Deed of Trust, as they may lawfully affect the Property. The Property is also sold subject to the right of redemption of the United States of America, if such right exists, and all applicable condominium association organizational documents or other regimes, all existing housing, building and zoning code violations, all environmental problems and violations which may exist on or with respect to the Property, and all matters that an accurate survey or physical inspection of the Property might disclose. Neither the Substitute Trustees nor any other party make any warranty or representation, either express or implied, of any kind or nature regarding the Property, including, without limitation, the description, use, physical condition, subdivision, zoning, environmental condition, compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, or regulations, or fitness for a particular purpose. The purchaser shall assume the risk of loss or damage immediately after the auction of the Property.
If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey all or any portion of the Property, by reason of any defect in the title or otherwise, the sole remedy of the purchaser at law or in equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit to the purchaser, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claims against the Substitute Trustees. The conveyance of all or any portion of the Property by the Substitute Trustees to the purchaser at settlement shall be by deed without covenant or warranty of any kind whatsoever. Jeffrey S. Greenberg Nikolaus F. Schandlbauer Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-01/03/3t __________________________________ COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 600 BALTIMORE AVENUE SUITE 208 TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 502 BONNEVILLE AVENUE POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Theresa L. Stoudmire and Vincent Stoudmire, Personal Representative, dated March 21, 2008 and recorded in Liber 5082, Folio 198 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of $106,051.93, and an original interest rate of 1.700%, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Courthouse door for the Circuit Court for Worcester County, on January 23, 2013 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and the improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $11,000.00 by certified funds only (no cash will be accepted) is required at the time of auction. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note, its assigns, or designees, shall pay interest on the unpaid purchase money at the note rate from the date of foreclosure auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed
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NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14965 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND CLINTON MCALLISTER JR. Notice is given that Randall G. McAllister, 10102 Orchard Road, Berlin, MD 21811; Steven Ray McAllister, 21862 Shockley Road, Milford, DE 19963, was on December 21, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Raymond Clinton McAllister Jr. who died on November 17, 2012, 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 decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2013. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it 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) Two months 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 claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Randall G. McAllister Steven Ray McAllister Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: January 03, 2013 OCD-1/3/3t __________________________________ WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON PA RAYMOND C. SHOCKLEY 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 739 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 14968 Notice is given that the Circuit court of Fairfax County, VA appointed Jason P. Long, 9427 Lake View Drive, Berlin, MD 21811 as the Executor of the Estate of Joyce K. Long who died
on April 20, 2012 domiciled in Virginia, USA. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Worcester County. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Worcester County with a copy to the foreign personal representative 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) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred. Jason P. Long Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: January 03, 2012 OCD-1/3/3t __________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Matthew J. Schiftic and Robin Schiftic Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C12000878
NOTICE ORDERED, this 26th day of December, 2012 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 10330 Harrison Road, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 28th day of January, 2013 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 21st day of January, 2013, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $184,683.64. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND STEPHEN V. HALES Clerk of the Circuit Court
For Worcester County P.O. Box 40 Snow Hill, MD 21863-0040 OCD-1/3/3t __________________________________ Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch, LLC Attorneys at Law 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 208 Towson, MD 21204 410-296-2550 Pile #: 437370 Edward S. Cohn Stephen N. Goldberg Richard E. Solomon Richard J. Rogers David W. Simpson, Jr. 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 208 Towson, MD 21204 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs v. Robert Davis Jeannie Keefer 311 Robin Drive Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-12-001231
NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 26th day of December, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 28th day of January, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Worcester County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 21st day of January, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $235,807.39. The property sold herein is known as 311 Robin Drive, Ocean City, MD 21842. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland STEPHEN V. HALES Clerk of the Circuit Court For Worcester County P.O. Box 40 Snow Hill, MD 21863-0040 OCD-1/3/3t __________________________________
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Berlin will hold a public hearing on the proposed Ordinance 2013-01, amending Chapter 26 of the Town Code by adding Article V thereto for the purpose of establishing a Stormwater Utility Department under the direction and supervision of the Water Resources Department and further establishing a Stormwater Management Utility Fee System at 7:00 p.m. on January 28, 2013, in the Mayor and Council Chambers, 10 William Street. The public is invited to attend and comment. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection in Town Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. OCD-1/17/2t __________________________________
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Legal Notices BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bathesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. DOUGLAS D. GALLOWAY SANDRA J. MCALISTERGALLOWAY 2307 Point’s Reach, Unit #2307 Berlin ARTA Ocean Pines, MD 21811 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-12-000271
NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 4th day of January, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 2307 Point’s Reach, Unit #2307, Berlin ARTA Ocean Pines, MD 21811, made and reported by Howard N. Biernam, Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 4th day of February, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 28th day of January, 2013. The report states the purchases price at the Foreclosure sale to be $359,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, Maryland 20705 240-473-5000 Jeffrey Nadel Scott Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, MD 20705 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff Dianne M. Sinclair Warren L. Sinclair 108 A Franklin Avenue Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C12001326
NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 27th day of December, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 28th day of January, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly news-
paper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 21st day of January, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $218,913.00. The property sold herein as known as 108 A Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ IN THE ORPHANS’ COURT FOR (OR) BEFORE THE REGISTER OF WILLS FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND IN THE ESTATE OF: CATHERINE T. RINAMAN ESTATE NO. 14982
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL PROBATE To all Persons Interested in the above estate: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed by Alfred J. Szczerbicki, Esq., 28 Allegheny Avenue, Suite 500, Towson, MD 21204. A hearing will be held at Worcester County Court House, Court Room 4, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863 on 01/29/2013 at 10:00 AM. This hearing may be transferred or postponed to a subsequent time. Further information may be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills. Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Phone: (410) 632-1529 Newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Publication Date: 01/10/2013 OCD-1/10/2t __________________________________ MYESHA R. CRADDOCK ESQ. THE CRADDOCK LAW OFFICE, LLC 8100 SANDPIPER CIRCLE #108B BALTIMORE, MD 21236
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14915 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARLENE NOEL Notice is given that Mardini Ladic Jr., 204 Heathersage Drive, Marietta, PA 17547, was on January 04, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Marlene Noel who died on September 22, 2012, 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 decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 4th day of July, 2013.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it 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) Two months 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 claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Mardini Ladic Jr. Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: January 10, 2013 OCD-1/10/3t __________________________________ SMALL ESTATE
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 14989 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF OLIVE RUTH BISHOP Notice is given that Sherri Hillman, 839 Beverly Lane, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, was on January 07, 2013 appointed personal representative of the small estate of Olive Ruth Bishop who died on December 29, 2012, without 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 an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within six months 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 dece-
dent’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 claim 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. Sherri Hillman Personal Representative True Test Copy Register of Wills for Worcester County Charlotte K. Cathell Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: January 17, 2013 OCD-1/17/1t __________________________________
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14953 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF WILSON DERUSSY AKA: WILSON CARY NICHOLAS DERUSSY Notice is given that Linda Derussy Schneider, 5 Brookside Road, Berlin, MD 21811, was on January 10, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Wilson Derussy who died on October 10, 2012, 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 decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 10th day of July, 2013. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it 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) Two months 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 claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Linda Derussy Schneider Personal Representative True Test Copy
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Legal Notices Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: January 17, 2013 OCD-1/17/3t __________________________________
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. POSTPONED FROM 12/13/12 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(3)(c) requesting a special front yard exception to maintain existing setback; pursuant to Section 110-94(2)(c) requesting a special exception to loading requirements for an onsite loading zone which provides 10’-6’ height clearance instead of 14’ as required by Code; and pursuant to Section 110-94(2)(b) requesting a special exception to parking requirements to allow 25 compact parking spaces (8’ x 18”). The sites of the appeal are described as Lots 10 and 11, Block 5; and Lot 11, Block 18 of the Sinepuxent Beach Company Plat, 1891; the lots in Block 5 can be further described as located on the west side of Atlantic Avenue (Boardwalk), between 4th and 5th Streets and locally known as 407 Atlantic Avenue; and the parking lot in Block 18 is further described as located on the west side of Baltimore Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets and locally known as 411 Baltimore Avenue, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: ROCCO DIFILIPPO (BZA 2357 12-09400020) at 6:10 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2) and (3), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 11094(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to waive three (3) parking spaces and to allow for three (3) compact parking spaces; and pursuant to Section 110-95(1)(a) requesting a variance to the side yard setback to
allow placement of an elevator, mechanical room, and storage room, providing a minimum 3 foot setback instead of 10 feet as required by Code; and pursuant to Section 30-553(8)h(ii) requesting a variance to allow the landscape areas provided between the vehicular use area and public rightof-way on the westerly property line to be 2.5 feet in width instead of 5’ as required by Code. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 8, Block 11N, Redevelopment Plat of Block 11N, further described as located on the northeast corner of 10th Street and Baltimore Avenue, and locally known as 8-10th Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: ARDESHIR SASSAN – (BZA 2358 12-09500005) at 6:20 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(3)(a) requesting a special yard exception to the rear yard, allowing a setback of 3.57 feet instead of 5 feet as required by Code; and pursuant to Section 110422(1)(i) allowing the new dwelling to maintain 6.10 feet between structures instead of 10 feet as required by Code. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 25B, Section A of the Warren’s Park Plat, further described as located on the north side of Bay Overlook Lane, and locally known as 42 Bay Overlook Lane, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: WARREN’S PARK INC/RESORT HOMES – (BZA 2359 12-04900021) Further information concerning the public hearings may be examined in the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall. Alfred Harrison, Chairman Heather Stansbury, Attorney OCD-1/10/2t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. LINDA M. ROPKA 300 Robin Drive, Unit #123 Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-12-001122
NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 8th day of January, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 300 Robin Drive, Unit #213, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by Howard N. Bierman, Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 11th day of February, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be in-
serted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 4th day of February, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $88,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/17/3t __________________________________ CRISTIN C. LAMBROS CRISTIN C. LAMBROS, LLC 8415 BELLONA LANE SUITE 114 TOWSON, MD 21204
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14990 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARY DONNELLY DURKIN Notice is given that Thomas P. Durkin, 1120 Walker Ave., Baltimore, MD 21239, was on January 07, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mary Donnelly Durkin who died on October 21, 2012, 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 decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 7th day of July, 2013. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it 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) Two months 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 claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Thomas P. Durkin Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication:
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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 13493 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF AUGUST DANIEL EIKENBERG Notice is given that Anna Eikenberg, 134 Captains Quarters Rd., Unit 11, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on June 23, 2009 appointed personal representative of the small estate of August Daniel Eikenberg who died on June 5, 2006, without 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 an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within six months 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 claim 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. Anna Eikenberg Personal Representative True Test Copy Register of Wills for Worcester County Charlotte K. Cathell Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: January 17, 2013 OCD-1/17/1t __________________________________ LEGAL ADVERTISING Call: 410-723-6397 • Fax: 410-723-6511 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OBITUARIES Frank Rembach OCEAN PINES — Frank Rembach of Ocean Pines passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Born in South Africa on Feb. 17, 1937, he is survived by his soulmate of 43 years, Jeannette Rembach (née Baker) — to whom he was married 37 years. Mr. Rembach was a talented artist and writer who wrote for the SmothFrank Rembach ers Brothers, All In The Family and other sitcoms. A writer and stage manager for Broadway plays, his works appeared onstage in South Africa, London and New York. A wonderful humanitarian, he established the first multi-racial theater group in South Africa. In addition to his wife and many cherished friends, he is survived by sisters, Rosalind Baise and Evie Sachs of South Africa; brother, Don Rembach and his wife, Ursula, of Australia; brother-in-law, Paul Baker and his wife, Connie, of Easton Md.; 14 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Ocean Pines Community Center from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House by the Sea, P.O. Box 3627, Ocean City, Md. 21843.
Alan R. Korth BERLIN — Alan Raymond Korth, 83, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late H. Oscar Korth and Gertrude Anna Peek Korth. He is survived by his daughter, Karen; stepdaughters, Diane and Michelle; a brother, Fred Korth of Collingswood, N.J.; and sisters, Gertrude Johnson of Detroit, Mich., and Elsie Julianna of Pine Hill, N.J. He was preceded in death by his brothersm, William, Clifford, Richard and Harold Korth. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and good friend, David Dypsky. Mr. Korth had served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later worked for Camden County Health Services Center in New Jersey until he retired. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, where he had been choir member, director and soloist. He was past commander of VFW Post 3620 in Gloucester County, N.J. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City on 13th Street in Ocean City. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Alex Ayers will officiate. Interment will be in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock Md. A donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Frank R. Groh BERLIN — Frank Raymond Groh, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Atlantic General
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Hospital in Berlin. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank Grohowski and Mary O’Bara Grohowski. He is survived by his wife, Irene Groh, and daughter, Lisa G. Frank Groh Marks and her husband, David, of McLean, Va. He leaves behind two grandchildren, Daniel and Serena Marks. Mr. Groh had served in the United States Marine Corps. He participated in operations against enemy forces in South and Central Korea from 1951-1952. He had been employed in the banking field for nearly 50 years, retiring as vice president of the Bank of New York-Mellon. He served as president of the Credit Grantors Association of Westchester, and was recognized for his untiring devotion to the credit industry in 1996. He was also a member of Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post 123, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He loved fishing, golf and traveling, and he was an avid reader. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Diakonia (provides emergency shelter and food services),
12747 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Linda Curry Rainey OCEAN CITY — Linda Curry Rainey (née Magersupp), 58, of Ocean City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. She was the loving wife of Bob Rainey; cherished daughter-in-law of Gerry Rainey; former wife of Russell A. Curry Sr.; beloved mother of Ryne A. Curry and Lacey Curry; stepmother of Lisa Curry Barrows and Russell A. Linda Rainey Curry Jr.; devoted sister of Robert, Donald and Kenny Magersupp; admired aunt of Casey and Gage Magersupp, and Danielle Dodaro; grandmother of Tye and Ryne T. Curry; and step-grandmother of Meagan and Frankie Rotondo, and Allison and Cayden Curry. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Hubbard Funeral Home, Inc., in Baltimore. Interment followed at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens Ave., in Baltimore. Continued on Page 36A
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OBITUARIES Continued from Page 35A Mark Bryan Bell GIRDLETREE — Mark Bryan Bell, 44, of Girdletree, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of Lillie Mae Goslee and the late Paul Bryan Bell. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Bell; a son, George Steininger Jr. of Girdletree; two daughters, Ashley Bell Mark Bell of Bivalve and Emily Bell of Girdletree; two grandchildren, Ashton and Landon Steininger; two sisters, Debbie Dykes of Fruitland and Gail Tawes of Delmar, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bell had been employed at McMillian Outdoor Power Equipment in Salisbury. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 14, at First Baptist Church in Girdletree. The Revs. Keith Horner and Fred Zeller officiated. Interment was in First Baptist Church cemetery in Girdletree. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 5912 Taylor Landing Road, Girdletree, Md. 21829, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Samuel S. Bromley Sr. BERLIN — Samuel Stewart Bromley Sr., 78, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late George Rexford Bromley and Mabel Brimer Bromley. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kay Parsons Bromley; a son, S. Stewart Bromley Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Savannah, Ga.; and a daughter, Beverly Bromley Meadows and her husband, John, of Ocean Pines. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Sara and Sam Bromley, and Emily and Laura Meadows; a brother, George “Buzz” Bromley and his wife, Shirley, of Florida; sisters, Janet Shockley and her husband, Harold ,of Salisbury and Nancy Hayden of Pennsylvania. He also leaves behind his devoted neighbors, Allen Mumford and John Holloway and their families. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Megan Meadows, and his sister, Mary Frances Bromley.
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Mr. Bromley had been the owner and operator of the Berlin Ag Supply fertilizer business. He attended the Community Church at Ocean Pines. He was a proud member of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company for 38 years, member of the Berlin Lions Club and football coach for the Berlin Little League. He was a golfing and gardening enthusiast, and loved tending to his lawn. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. The Rev. Bill Sterling officiated. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery. A donation in his memory may be made to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Matilda R. Desmond OCEAN PINES — Matilda Rose Desmond, 92, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Antonio Forti and Maria Fusco Forti. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius, in 1994. She is survived by her children, Daniel J. M. Desmond Desmond and his wife, Brenda, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Patricia Akowskey and her husband, James, of Ocean Pines, Timothy A. Desmond and his wife, Helen, of Davidsonville, Md., and James J. Desmond of Hyattsville, Md. She was adored grandmother to 24 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind a sister, Marie Whitt of Waldorf, Md. Mrs. Desmond was a homemaker. She loved her large family, and kept them close to her heart. A Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 15, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church near Ocean Pines. Interment followed on Wednesday at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Md. A donation in her memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Elizabeth A. Shuster OCEAN CITY — Elizabeth Anne Shuster, 78, died peacefully at her home on Friday,
Jan. 11, 2013. Born in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edwin Gordon Hermanni and Elizabeth Moncrief Hermanni. She is survived by her husband, James D. Shuster, and a daughter, Mari Louise Shuster of Selbyville, Del. After graduating from Bucknell University, Mrs. Shuster had worked as a school librarian at Newark Academy in Livingston, N.J. Later, she and her husband retired to the Eastern Shore. She became a member of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Society. Mrs. Shuster enjoyed the beach, reading and counted crossstitch. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801, or the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Ruth N. Hudson HEBRON — Ruth Naomi Hudson, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at her home. Born in Gloucester, Va., she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Wilkerson and Etta Woodward Wilkinson. She is survived by her husband, Jack H. Hudson, and a son, Joseph William Hahner and his wife, Tammy, of Snow Hill. She was preRuth Hudson ceded in death by her first husband, George William Hahner in 1988, and a daughter, Etta Louise Bodencak in 1981. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Veronica Faye Hickman, Melanie Ruth Bodencak, Amanda Kathleen Abbott and Nicholas Joseph Hahner; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hudson had worked as an assembly line packer with Maryland Cup Corporation in Owings Mills, Md. She had been a member of the Moose Lodge in Baltimore County and the Elks Lodge in Selbyville, Del. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Olin Shockley will officiate. Interment will follow in Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville. A donation in her memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804, or to the Alzheimer’s As-
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sociation, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, Md. 21093. Kathleen B. Zinkhan HEBRON — Kathleen B. Zinkhan, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Norman Frank and Mary Havlin Frank. She is survived by her sons, Lewis H. “Skeets” Zinkhan Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Berlin, and Michael Zinkhan and K. Zinkhan his wife, Karen, of Phoenix, Md.; two grandchildren, Aaron Zinkhan and Shelby Zinkhan; a brother, Dickie Frank and his wife, Marianne, of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Frith and her husband, Jim of Stewartstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Zinkhan had been the first civilian female dispatcher in the Baltimore County Police Department. She had worked as a telephone operator with C&P Telephone Company in Cockeysville, Md., and at Aircraft Armaments, Inc. She moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1991 and worked with the Ocean City Transportation Department and Z-Hair Studios. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Lenny Corbin will officiate. Interment will be private for the family. A donation may be made to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Ruth Duer Cherrix SNOW HILL — Ruth Duer Cherrix, 90, of Snow Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Center in Salisbury. Born in Snow Hill, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Workman Duer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris S. Cherrix in 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Linda C. Ruth Cherrix Stevens of Snow Hill; a grandson, Michael C. Stevens of Snow Hill; a sister, Marybelle Blakeslee of Baltimore; and three nieces, Connie Kosarek of Plano, Texas, Sandra Stang of Georgia and Susan Phillips of Miami.
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OBITUARIES Mrs. Cherrix was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a lifetime member of Bates United Methodist Church, Worcester Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the Worcester Country Farm Bureau. A funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Bates United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. The Rev. Tina Whaley officiated. Donations may be made to Bates United Methodist Church, 116 N. Washington St., Snow Hill, Md. 21863. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Thomas G. Tochterman III BERLIN — Thomas G. Tochterman III, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Thomas George Tochterman and Antoinette Kolojeski Tochterman. He is survived by his wife, Karen Dorothea Cook Tochterman; and children, Lisa Marie Smith and her husband, Paulie, of Berlin, Laurie Michelle Tochterman of Ocean City, and Thomas Joseph McGrath of Berlin. There is one grandson, Cruz Caiden Smith of Berlin. Also surviving is a sister, Mary Cameron and her husband, Arthur of Great Falls, Va.; a nephew, Artie Cameron Jr.; and niece, Christianne Cameron. Mr. Tochterman was a 1960 graduate of McDonough School, and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He had worked for many years in sales with Owings Corning Fiberglass, P.E. Poole Heating and Air Conditioning and with Home Depot with its
MET team. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow. Interment will be private. A donation in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Barbara Elaine Webb OCEAN CITY — Barbara Elaine Webb, 77, of Ocean City died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Claude B. Guest and Wilda Myrtle Allen Guest. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Conrad Webb in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Beall and her husband, Andrew, of West Friendship, Md.; a son, Steven Webb and his wife, Dawn, of Millington, Md.; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Webb was an avid bridge player and member of the Ocean City Beautification Committee. She was also involved in many community activities. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 108 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, Del. 19947. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
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Competition honors former coach Russo LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) To honor longtime Stephen Decatur indoor/outdoor track and cross country coach, Pat Russo, who retired last spring after 41 years, an invitational hosted by the Bayside Conference was held in his name last Wednesday at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. Twenty teams participated in the Jan. 9 competition. “[The meet] was to honor him for all that he has done for the track culture on the Eastern Shore,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. Russo can still often be found at the Seahawks’ practices and at meets providing assistance. He presented awards to the top teams and individual athletes. The first- and second-place boys’ and girls’ teams received trophies. The top three athletes in each event took home medals. Individuals who placed fourth through sixth were presented with ribbons. The Decatur boys’ squad finished in second place with 73.5 points. Caesar Rodney of Delaware won the meet with 109 points. “I’m happy with the boys’ performance. Caesar Rodney was the only team to beat us and they’re one of the best teams in Delaware,” Stigler said. The next Bayside team (Parkside) scored 32 points. That’s a big difference and I think it helps build our confidence going into Baysides.” The Seahawks racked up 24 points in the 300-meter race. Senior Kyle Kelly crossed the finish line first (37.27 seconds). James Mapp, also a senior, was right behind him, finishing the race in 38.11 seconds, and sophomore Jakhai Woodard followed in third place (38.51 seconds). Kelly, sophomore Jackson Mumford and seniors Sunny Aroh and Daniel Winters teamed up for the 1,600m relay event. They won the race See CONFERENCE on Page 41A
MALLARDS RESPOND WELL Coach Geiger: I really couldn’t be happier with the effort LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) When things are not working for the Mallards on the court, they quickly rectify any issues, which is why the Worcester Prep boys’ basketball team has been so successful this season. Last Friday, the Gunston Day Herons came to Berlin for competition. The Mallards outscored their opponent 19-6 in the first quarter and led 3218 at the halftime break. “I thought we had a few problems with our defense in the first half. At halftime, I emphasized the importance of the fundamentals and basically told the team that I thought we could do better,” Prep Coach Keith Geiger said. “They, again responded so well. We only allowed four points in the third quarter and it sealed the game for us.” While Worcester held Gunston to four points in the third quarter, the home team netted 21. The Mallards won the game 58-37. “The guys are very responsive, [they] listen well and play hard. I really couldn’t be happier with the effort so far,” Geiger said. Senior Zander Farr led Worcester with 17 points and six rebounds. Harrison Brennan, a senior captain, chipped in with 13 points and six assists and junior Matt Reilly had 10 points and nine rebounds. On Monday, the Mallards
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Worcester Prep junior Ryan Nally makes a lay-up during Monday’s game against Chincoteague in Berlin. Nally scored 16 points in Worcester’s 68-25 victory.
hosted the Chincoteague Ponies. The Prep team went on an 8-0 run to kick off the opening quarter and led 18-2 after eight minutes. By halftime, the Mallards had pulled ahead 39-11. Worcester tacked on 23 points in the third quarter to gain a 62-20 advantage and went on to earn a 68-25 victory. “Everyone on the team chipped in [and] played well...It was a good opportunity to let
everyone play and get some confidence going into these next few games,” Geiger said. Junior Ryan Nally tallied 16 points and Farr contributed 14 points and seven rebounds. Jack Marshall, a junior, scored 11 points. The Salisbury School Dragons will travel to Berlin today, Friday, for a 5:30 p.m. game against the Mallards. “[It’s] always a big game and a good rivalry,” Geiger said.
Prep squad overpowers opponents LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) The Worcester Prep girls’ basketball team proved too much for the Gunston Day Herons and Chincoteague Ponies to handle as the Lady Mallards outscored their opponents by a total of 81-19. The Herons and Mallards went head-to-head last Friday
in Berlin. The home team held a 8-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Worcester netted four points in the second, while Gunston tallied seven. At halftime, the Mallards were ahead 12-10. “The first half we came out flat. Offensively we weren’t moving and our shots weren’t falling,” said Prep Coach Page Rogers. “They had one girl on their team (Olivia Keene) who
was out-rebounding us, outhustling us and driving harder than anyone on the court.” Rogers said the talk she had with her players in the locker room during the halftime break was “pretty intense.” “I don’t think we’ve really had one like that this season, but it flipped the tone of the game,” Rogers said. See MALLARDS on Page 40A
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Seahawks take down Sabres LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) The Stephen Decatur and the Sts. Peter & Paul Sabres swim teams met at the Seahawks’ home pool at the Pocomoke YMCA for competition last Thursday. Decatur’s boys’ and girls’ squads were victorious. The Lady Seahawks outscored the Sabres 116-54. Decatur swimmers who won their individual events were senior Julia Wellen (100-yard butterfly, 1:16.31), sophomores Maria Zweifel (200 IM, 2:40.75), Madison Tinus (50 freestyle, 26.35; 100 freestyle, 1:00.04), Molly Wooten (500 freestyle, 6:14.88) and Carly Deickman (100 breaststroke, 1:17.99) and freshman Hailey Williams (200 freestyle, 2:17.43). Freshman Marley Rakow joined Zweifel, Wellen and Deickman for the 200-yard medley relay event, which the girls won in 2:13.36. Deickman, Williams, Zweifel and Tinus out-swam their competition in the 200 freestyle relay race (1:58.27). Williams, Wellen, Zweifel and Tinus took top honors in the 400 freestyle relay event (4:27.58). “A few of the girls are still getting over sickness, but we definitely had a strong performance,” said Decatur Coach Jenny Miller. “The girls did a great job
stepping up and racing...Everyone has been working hard at practice so that we can drop those times down and many of the girls who are doing the work at practice are getting best times and improving every meet, which is what I’m always looking for.” The Decatur boys’ team won 91-78. Junior Jake Middleton scored a victory in the 200 freestyle, completing the race in 1:54.31, which is less than a second off of the school record. Senior Shayne Custodio (100 butterfly, 58.25 seconds; 100 backstroke, 59.76 seconds) and sophomore Chris Poole (500 freestyle, 6:31.84) also placed first in their individual events. Poole, Custodio, senior Zack Keiser and junior Tate Socha teamed up for the 400 freestyle relay. The boys finished in 4:02.51, good for first place. “The boys had an excellent meet with some close races. Jake Middleton won by hundredths of a second,” said Coach Damien Sanzotti. “Overall, the boys stepped up when they needed to and many of them had best times.” On Tuesday, the Sussex Tech Ravens swim teams took on Decatur. The Lady Ravens edged out the Seahawks 87-83. “It was a really close meet. A lot of the time it was tied or we were two to four points off one another,” Miller said. See SEVERAL on Page 41A
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Worcester Prep junior Frankie Willing fires a shot from just inside the three-point line during Monday’s game against Chincoteague in Berlin. Willing scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter. Worcester won 40-5.
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The Mallards scored 13 points in the third quarter and held the Heron to two. They tacked on 16 in the final quarter and limited Gunston to two points to win the game 41-14. “They came out on fire in the third quarter, ready to play and ready to go 100 percent. Everybody started scoring, our defense came back into play and we pulled out a win,” Rogers said. Senior captain Molly Marshall logged 10 points and 11 rebounds. Meredith Smith, also a senior captain, chipped in with eight points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Sophie Brennan had nine points and six steals. The Mallards came out strong Monday against the Chincoteague Ponies and shut out their competition 12-0 in the first quarter. By halftime, Worcester had built a 22-1 lead, and at the end of the third
quarter the home team was on top 27-3. Sophomore Cecily Sass scored the first basket of the fourth quarter, followed by a Frankie Willing three-pointer. The junior netted three consecutive shots to increase the Mallards’ advantage to 38-3. Freshman Grace Tunis scored the last basket for Worcester, who won the game 40-5. “We started off in our man-to-man (defense), but I didn’t want the game to get away too quick so we practiced our zone in case that’s how we have to play against Salisbury School (on Jan. 18),” Rogers said. “We really worked on everybody moving on offense and on our fast break, and that went really well.” Willing led her team with 13 points. Tunis scored eight and Sass had six points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The Mallards will host the Salisbury School Dragons today, Friday, at 4 p.m.
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in 3:45.6. Senior Patrick Phillips threw the shot put 46 feet 6.5 inches to earn top honors in the event. The Lady Seahawks finished in eighth place overall with 30 points. “The girls did OK. The meet was dominated by Delaware schools,” Stigler said. “We finished third among the Bayside schools, but there’s definitely room for improvement.” Decatur junior Katie Collins was victorious in the pole vault (7 feet 10 inches) and senior Ameerah Lewis won the shot put event (32 feet 4 inches). “Our main focus from here on is the Bayside championship,” Stigler said. The conference championship is scheduled for Jan. 23, in Snow Hill. The Decatur boys’ team is favored to take home the title for the second consecutive year. “We can score points in a lot of events and we can win a lot of events, too,” Stigler said. The competition is tough on the girls’ side. Stigler said the Lady Seahawks should finish in the top three or four. They have earned the title the past four years. “It depends on who has a good day that day. It’s a toss-up between a few schools,” Stigler said. Kent Island looks the strongest among the four schools battling for the top spot, he said, followed by North Caroline, Parkside and Decatur.
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“They have a really strong team.” Decatur swimmers who won their events were Tinus (200IM, 2:30.86), Deickman (100 breaststroke, 1:20.30) and sophomore Kailey Mihavetz (500 freestyle, 6:50. 32). Williams, Tinus, Deickman and sophomore Katie Bear took first in the 200 freestyle relay race (1:56.49). “Even though we lost, we got [points for] second, third and fourth place and we kept up with them that way,” Miller said. “It was the first meet where we really had competition.” Sussex Tech’s boys’ team won 105-65. Decatur swimmers who logged individual victories were Middleton (200 freestyle, 2:00.61; 100 freestyle, 53.25 seconds), Custodio (200IM, 2:06.09; 500 freestyle, 5:40.79). “A lot of the boys did have best times, [Sussex Tech] was just a really good team and they had a lot more depth,” Sanzotti said. “It was good experience for the boys. They pushed themselves harder because they knew they were going against a good team.” Decatur will take on Cape Henlopen Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Pocomoke YMCA.
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Lady Seahawks fall to top-seeded Rams, but edge out Clippers LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team struggled against its Bayside South rival, Parkside, last Friday in Salisbury. The Rams, on the other hand, made it clear why they’re the top team in the conference. “We really didn’t get into a rhythm. Our offense wasn’t flowing,” said Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott after the 73-60 loss. “Their shooting was incredible. It’s hard to beat a team when they’re shooting so well.” Points were traded in the first quarter, with the Rams coming out on top 14-12. Fenzel-Mergott said Parkside
“made a run we couldn’t handle” in the second quarter. The home team scored 26 points in the second, while Decatur netted 14. The Rams led 40-26 at the halftime break. The Lady Seahawks cut the lead to eight points, outscoring their opponent 21-15 in the third quarter, but the Rams tacked on 18 points to their total in the fourth and limited Decatur to 13. Senior captain Abbey Schorr was the Seahawks’ top producer with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Freshman Dayona Godwin contributed with 13 points and six steals. Decatur traveled to Salisbury again Tuesday to battle the James M. Bennett Clippers.
The home team held a 13-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. “We came out a little shaky. We weren’t as intense and we had a lot of turnovers,” Fenzel-Mergott said. The Seahawks outscored the Clippers 16-13 in the second quarter and had a 28-26 advantage at the break. The visiting squad pulled away in the third quarter and after eight minutes of play, Decatur led 45-38. The Seahawks netted 20 points in the final quarter and held the Clippers to 10 to win the game, 65-48. “We’d get down, then we’d bring up the intensity. We saw moments like that throughout the game, then in the fourth quarter we picked it up,” Fenzel-
Mergott said. “We started making our shots, we were more intense and we were making smarter decisions on offense and defense. And our fouls shots kept us in the game; we were 21-for-28 from the line.” Schorr recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior captain Monique Wise chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Godwin contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Sophomore Marina Jones had 12. Having several players who can score double figures “makes us a more formidable opponent,” Fenzel-Mergott said. Decatur is scheduled to battle the Wi-Hi Indians on Tuesday in Salisbury.
Seahawk grapplers top Indians and Eagles during Jan. 9 meet LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team boosted its record to 8-0 after earning wins over the WiHi Indians and Snow Hill Eagles, during the Jan. 9 tri-meet in Berlin. The Seahawks were competing without five wrestlers — three starters were out with the flu — so Coach Todd Martinek said he was just happy to get
two wins. Decatur edged out Wi-Hi 39-32. Senior Ryan Kail (285-pound weight class), junior Nate Rosenblatt (113) and sophomores TJ Scafone (106) and Joseph Rodriguez (120) pinned their opponents. Junior Andrew Borradaile (170) scored a technical-fall (18-2) win and Junior Brad Miller (138) earned an 11-3 major-decision victory. Kaelan Patterson (152), a senior,
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outscored his competition 8-2 and junior Adam Bargar(195) won his match 9-3. The Seahawks topped the Eagles 39-30. Scafone (106) won by pinfall. Sophomore Nevin McIntosh (160), Borradaile (170) and Rosenblatt (113) outscored their opponents 11-7, 8-5 and 2-1, respectively. Snow Hill forfeited matches to Patterson (152), Bargar (195), junior Ethan Eibl (220) and Kail (285). Two days later, the Seahawks traveled to Salisbury to compete in the 18th annual Bob Rowe Memorial Classic at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. During the two-day tournament, held Jan. 11-12, Decatur scored 159 points to finish fourth out of 15 teams. Bethesda was third with 161 points, Sussex Tech placed second (212) and Sussex Central took top honors (225). “We, including the JV (third place
overall), did as well as we could have. We are down two starters so I was happy with what we did,” Martinek said. Ten Seahawks placed eighth or better in their respective weight classes. Rosenblatt (113) and Kail (285) won their divisions. “Nate and Ryan are wrestling the best they have ever wrestled, so hopefully they will peak in early March and place in the state tournament, along with a couple of other guys, maybe,” Martinek said. Patterson (152) and Borradaile (160) finished in second place and Scafone (106) and Eibl (220) took home third-place honors. Junior Jared King (170) placed fourth, while Bargar (195) earned a fifth-place award. Rodriguez (120) and sophomore Josh Emm (126) finished in eighth place. The Seahawks are scheduled to battle the Kent County Trojans at 5 p.m. today (Friday) in Berlin.
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Decatur plays ‘best game to date’ against Parkside, coach says LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball Coach Mark Engle was impressed with the Seahawks’ performance against the Parkside Rams last Friday in Berlin. Decatur won the match, 62-58. “We had a two- to four-point lead the whole game. It was a good, solid well-played game, by far our best game to date,” Engle said. “Our assistto-turnover ratio was 18-12, which is huge because we’ve been on the flip side of that for a long time, and it’s not going to win you a lot of games. It was a good win for us.” The Seahawks led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams tallied 14 points in the second and Decatur went into the break on top 29-23. Each team tacked on 16 points in the third. Parkside outscored Decatur 19-17 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to take
over the lead. “We worked on defense and controlling the tempo of the game, and I think we did a good job. We held them to 58 points and they’re a good team,” Engle said. Senior captain Jesse Engle scored 19 points and had eight assists. Tyler Hunter, a junior, logged 18 points and 15 rebounds. On Tuesday, the James M. Bennett Clippers traveled to Berlin. The visitors won the game, 68-61. Engle said three factors led to the Seahawks downfall: foul trouble, defensive breakdowns and offensive putbacks on the opponent’s part. “A couple things like that in a close game can cost you,” he said. Jesse Engle netted a three-pointer to put Decatur on the board just 25 seconds into the game. A minute later, Bennett answered with a three and another fell about 40 seconds later. The Clippers pulled ahead 9-3, but
the Seahawks fought back. Senior Cameron Gaynor and Engle sank foul shots to cut the lead to three. Gaynor scored a lay-up and was fouled in the process. He hit his free throw to even the match 9-9. Bennett led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter. In the final seconds of the second quarter, the Clippers led 28-23. Engle’s shot from the three-point line fell, cutting Bennett’s advantage to 28-26 with eight seconds left in the half. At the buzzer, the visiting team netted a three and went into the break
ahead 31-26. Decatur outscored Bennett 14-13 in the third quarter, but the Clippers came out on top 24-21 in the fourth to secure the victory. Engle had 22 points and five assists, and Gaynor scored 17. “Overall, I thought we played well. We’re moving in the right direction; we just need to do it a little faster,” Coach Engle said. The Seahawks are scheduled to host the Wi-Hi Indians at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
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LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer (Jan. 18, 2013) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted new regulations last week in an effort to protect consumers from irresponsible mortgage lending by requiring lenders to ensure a very simple concept — that prospective buyers have the ability to repay their mortgage. These new regulations are set to take effect in January 2014. “When consumers sit down at the closing table, they shouldn’t be set up to fail with mortgages they can’t afford,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Our Ability-toRepay rule protects borrowers from the kinds of risky lending practices that resulted in so many families losing their homes … this rule ensures responsible borrowers get responsible loans.” The CFPB is charged with implementing this rule as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The rule protects borrowers from risky lending practices such as “no doc” and “interest only” loan features that contributed to many homeowners ending up not being able to afford their monthly mortgage payments. Many homeowners ended up in delinquency and foreclosure once the real estate market took a downturn in 2008. Among the features of this new rule are: ■ Financial information has to be supplied and verified ■ A borrower has to have sufficient assets or income to pay back the loan ■ Teaser rates can no longer mask the true cost of a mortgage The CFPB is dubbing all See ABILITY on Page 47A
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ocean Greenery celebrates 40 years in business LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 18, 2013) Like the old adage goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” And Linda Merryman can’t believe that it has been 40 years since she opened Ocean Greenery. She will celebrate the anniversary on Saturday, with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. for “refreshments and reminiscing” at the shop on 48th Street. All are welcome to stop by, Merryman said. Many of her former employees have been invited to the celebration. Merryman and her friend, Arlene Advocat, opened Ocean Greenery on 31st Street, next to Minit Market, on Jan. 27, 1973. Event though the town was not very populated at the time, approximately 150 people attended the grand opening. “I always wanted to try my own business,” Merryman said. “Arlene said, ‘What do
you want to do? I’ll be your partner.’ She had another store so she knew the ins and outs of getting a business started.” Merryman’s answer to Advocat’s questions was, “I like plants.” “Back then, that’s what we sold,” she said. “Plants were a big deal with all the high-rises being built. They wanted plants and I was the only place around to get them.” About six months after opening, Advocat was expecting a child and left the business. She is currently living in Australia, but will return to the resort for the summer, Merryman said of Advocat, adding “we’re still the best of friends.” The “plant boom” died off about a year after Ocean Greenery opened so Merryman decided to go into the flower business. She took classes to become familiar with different flowers and design elements. “It’s a lot of hard work. Only about 20 percent is playing with flowers,” she said.
On April 21, 2003, Merryman moved the business from 31st Street to its current location. Merryman said the past 40 years have been “amazing.” “I’ve had so many great people working for me and a great customer base,” she said. “I’ve met a lot of great people and we’ve had an awful lot of fun.” Merryman said a number of customers have been purchasing flowers from her since she opened. Over the years, she has provided flowers for hundreds of weddings. She has seen couples get married and years later done floral arrangements for their children’s weddings. She attributes 40 years of business to tenacity and “sticking with things even when you think it’s not a good idea,” as well as the great people who have worked for her and terrific loyal customers, Merryman said. “Enjoying and having fun with what you’re doing” is also a key to longevity, she said.
Stephen Decatur High School staff and students invite area vendors to participate in its 2013 Job Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to Stephen Decatur students, Snow Hill and Pocomoke students will also be in attendance. For more information, or to sign up as a vendor, call Kim Hudson at 410641-4410.
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Ability-to-Repay rule put into effect Continued from Page 46A
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