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CONVENTION CENTER BALLROOM OFFICIALLY OPENS West side of 40th St. facility reconfigured to showcase panoramic view of bayside sunset ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) Ironically, the “big reveal” of last week’s ribbon cutting at the Ocean City convention center was not, in fact, the new $9 million ballroom itself, but an attraction that has been available for free in the resort for centuries: a big, wide view of the bay. As the blackout curtains were raised on the facility’s west-fac-

ing bank of windows around 4:30 p.m., several audible gasps could be heard from those in attendance as a panoramic view of the sunset over the Assawoman Bay, perfectly framed by the ballroom’s glass façade, came into view. “I felt like we should play the 1812 Overture, but Fager’s seems to have that locked up,” said Convention Center Director Larry Noccolino. Playing Tchaikovsky’s epic orchestration at sunset has

been a tradition at Fager’s Island restaurant ever since it became the first major attraction to stake itself on the bay-front in 1975. Given the gravitas involved, composer Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra” (its fanfare was the theme of “2001: A Space Odyssey”) may have been more apropos. “Forty years ago, everyone told John Fager he was crazy,” said Mayor Rick Meehan, “but here we are. We’ve already had people in the facility, and the response has been tremendous. They’re actually seeing what See STATE on Page 9A

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Sunlight from the west-facing windows, at right, illuminates the newlyopened ballroom space at Ocean City’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center. The $9 million project is the first phase of an expansion that will also include a performing arts and theater space.

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(Feb. 1, 2013) The town of Ocean City is tightening the reins on its leave accrual policies, though how widespread or financially damaging any previous laxities may have been is still unclear. A memo dated Jan. 17 from city Human Resources Director Wayne Evans to the city government’s managers and department heads instructs them to take note of existing city policies “to ensure proper payment of accrued leave upon separation of employment.” Passages from the city’s employee handbook, cited by Evans, note that any time off that an employee may build up over his or her career is to be “paid out” immediately upon leaving the city’s ranks. This includes unused paid vacation, unused paid personal See CITY on Page 11A


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not have to be paid a full share of the minimum wage. Currently, they must receive at least half, or $3.63 per hour. For many seasonal employees in the Ocean City area, however, this is an almost negligible income given the volume of tips received at bars and eateries during the summer months. But if the minimum wage is raised to $10, and the minimum portion for tipped workers to 70 percent, this almost doubles the rate to $7 per hour. “It could certainly have a devastating effect on small businesses,” said Ocean City Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Association Executive Director Susan Jones. “There have been so many extra regulations and fees in past years.” According to many business owners, the wage hike could actually have the opposite of its intended effect, at least for seasonal restaurants. Additional pay would be given to those who do not rely on it, such as seasonal wait staff, most of whom are students who do not live off their summer earnings per se. Conversely, this burden would force employers to either cut staff or cut pay to non-tipped employees, such as kitchen or management staff, more of whom are long-term employees who may rely on that income for their families. “It could cause restaurants to limit staff or to cut jobs,” Jones said. “A lot of our places already do pay more than

minimum wage [to non-tipped staff].” Next week, the Maryland Tourism Council and the Maryland Association of Destination Marketing Organizations will hold their annual “Tourism Day” of lobbying Annapolis. With a significant contingent from Ocean City in attendance, Jones said the minimum wage issue is likely to come up. “Traditionally, our focus for Tourism Day has been state funding for tourism initiatives,” said MTC President David Reel. “I don’t know yet if that issue [the wage increase] will be on our agenda specifically when we go down … but it’s certainly on our radar screen.” Similar legislation was filed in 2011, Reel noted, but the bill did not make it out of committee hearings, due to its divisiveness and relatively low political priority. “We try to focus on legislation that is moving or about to move,” Reel said. “If a bill has been introduced and considered in committee, then we probably need to jump in.” Progress on other hot-topic legislation, such as gun control and the elimination of the death penalty, is likely to take precedence over lower-profile issues. “I think the sponsors of the bill will have to evaluate, based on the reaction from various constituencies, whether or not to actually press forward in committee,” Reel said.

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OC commissions to return amidst efficiency,transparency fears ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Ocean City Council’s current majority definitively ended the legislative interregnum of its predecessors Tuesday, by voting to reinstate the sub-committee system that had been eliminated by the then-insurgent council in 2010. Unlike a previous restoration, however, no one was disinterred and beheaded. But things did get rather heated. “The innuendo that [the commission system] was cronyism or secrecy … I take exception to that,” said Councilman Joe Mitrecic, who supported the return to the commission structure along with Dennis Dare, Lloyd Martin, Mary Knight, and Doug Cymek. But despite the evident dominance of the present majority, the extant members of the 2010 coup continued to voice their objection. “I think, every chance you got, you kept undermining the whole opportunity [to operate without commissions],” said Councilwoman Margaret Pillas. The dissolution of the council’s standing committees was the first action taken by the four-member majority that came to be in 2010 after Mitrecic lost his re-election bid to Councilman Brent Ashley. Mitrecic’s ouster allowed Ashley

– along with Joe Hall, Pillas, and Jim Hall – to create a four-member voting bloc that openly bucked the previous administrative norms. The oft-called “new majority” developed a relationship of mutual antagonism with Dennis Dare, then the city manager, and Mayor Rick Meehan. In November 2010, the victors’ first act was to dissolve the council’s commission system, whereby separate subcommittees of three council members heard reports from city staff or interested parties and presented the information back to the full council for any decision necessary. All reports were subsequently presented in open session, before the entire body. Despite the removal of the dominant faction in the 2012 polls – in which Hall and Hall lost to Dare, now running as an elected official and not a paid executive, and a returning Mitrecic – the remaining members still contend that the commission system reduces transparency by developing policy in ad-hoc legislative groups rather than before the empowered body. But proponents of the system’s return argue that it makes for smoother legislative action, when groups of citizens and employees, who also sit on the sub-committees, are allowed free input into any suggestions that will be brought before the full council.

“I’ve worked under both [a commission and non-commission system], and what I can tell you is that I think the council is much more productive under the committee and commission system,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “They allow us to break into smaller groups and work on each other’s behalf … it’s about trust [amongst council members],” Meehan said. “If something was a good idea, the discussion would then turn to say, ‘How can you make it amenable to everybody.’” Non-council city commissions, such as those dealing with building and zoning, have continued to exist. The council also provides liaisons to governing boards of organizations outside the city, as well as some internal city boards such as those for noise violations and beach franchises. Whether the council had maintained its contact with such boards – under the control of any majority – seemed to be an inconclusive quagmire, as Ashley and Martin argued for some time over whether Martin had actually showed up to the Noise Board hearings when he was the council liaison and Ashley was the board’s chairman, before he was elected to council. But what were at the core of the debate were the standing, three-member sub-commissions for tourism, parks and recreation, and police. Of these, only the

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Franchise auction results approved despite previous controversy ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Ocean City Council this week approved the December auction of beach equipment franchise rights, which saw an additional $1,200 of revenue for the city over the previous sale, despite previous controversy over the dominance of one vendor. Ocean City has a revolving system by which it takes bids for the rights of private operators to rent umbrellas, chairs and other equipment on public beaches. The city’s coastline is divided into parcels, consisting of one block’s worth of beach in the mid and south areas and several blocks on the less busy north end. Each zone is auctioned every third year, with contracts lasting for three years with the option to renew at a 10 percent increase. The December 2012 auction saw four of 18 north-end parcels renewed, and the other 14 auctioned. The concession system has been highly rewarding for the city’s coffers over past decades, but bids for any given stretch of beach have declined since 2008, as the slow economy has reduced concessionaires’ profit margins. Subsequently, the city increased the maximum number of parcels one franchisee could hold at a given time The previous cap had been 33 percent, to prevent a certain level of beach mo-

nopolization by one vendor. But that share was upped to 50 percent in order to encourage an economy of scale and keep the franchises attractive to larger investors. This has resulted in a slow recovery of bid revenues, with the 2012 income $1,200 higher in total than the year before. However, several concessionaires had come before the City Council in November to complain that the person who has taken advantage of the cap increase – Patrick McLaughlin – was only able to do so through extra-legal means. In October of this year, McLaughlin was sentenced to 10 months in prison for failing to file tax returns and employment tax withholdings. McLaughlin operates 85 N Sunny, the resort’s largest beach equipment rental, which had won rights to nearly 50 percent of the beach. In this last auction, he gained four additional parcels. McLaughlin apparently dodged $20,000 in Social Security and Medicare withholding for 85 N Sunny. His total IRS tab for all of his businesses, though, was $296,701.46. The city, however, has been accommodating, despite McLaughlin’s franchise competitors lobbying against him. “All returns have been filed and all tax has been paid,” McLaughlin wrote in an email last month. “I am in current compliance with my federal and state tax obligations and I have worked and continue

to work with qualified professionals to ensure that I remain in compliance going forward.” “I have kept the city advised of my situation and I am very grateful that the city has supported my efforts to remain a viable and contributing member and employer of the Ocean City business community.” City Clerk Kelly Allmond noted that beach franchisees and the Beach Mediation Board, which rules on any disputes regarding the concession system, had met with the Ocean City Beach Patrol prior to the auction. OCBP Captain Butch Arbin had asked, Allmond said, that rules governing the hours when franchisees can bring trucks onto the beach for their rental wares be more closely observed. “Bill [Bandorick, mediation board

chairman] recommends that we put stricter or tougher wording in there about driving on the beach. We’ve had a little bit of a problem with that this past year,” Allmond said. She also noted that some vendors have requested an extension of their hours to 6 p.m., although the OCBP goes off-duty at 5 p.m. Mayor Rick Meehan said he didn’t see any reason that vendors couldn’t stay open as long as they wish, as long as they’re still open for all the hours that the city requires. “I think it just set the hours they’re supposed to operate; it doesn’t mean they can’t stay open long than that,” Meehan said. “A lot of people stay on the beach after five. It’s like a retail operation in a shopping center – there are hours you have to stay open per the lease, but you can open early or stay later if you want.”

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these meetings,” Martin said. “The only time we closed commission meetings was when we discussed [police] deployment or personnel matters.” Although the council moved to go ahead with the return of the sub-committee system, the details of the procedures involved will be further ironed out in upcoming strategic planning sessions. “We can make standing committees of the council an effective way of doing business, but there has to be some structure to that,” said City Manager David Recor. “You need to establish rules of procedure … how the information flows back up to the committee of the whole.” “We can make this work, there’s no need to disagree,” Recor said. “We can come back with a structure that will work and address everyone’s concerns. I can guarantee that.”

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Resort to continue and expand summer laser, fireworks show TAB supports T.E.A.M. activities at uptown park ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Ocean City Council unanimously approved a request by the town’s Tourism Advisory Board to allocate $75,000 from the current fiscal year 2013 – and an expected $210,000 from the upcoming FY14 – to stage beach laser and fireworks shows next summer, similar to what was done last summer as part of the “Summer of Thanks” promotion. “It was a tremendous experience for our visitors last year,” said city Tourism Director Donna Abbott. TAB, a committee of local business owners and tourism industry representatives, is authorized to allocate up to $300,000 per year of city funds towards promotion and tourism development initiatives, with the approval of council. At its January session, the board reviewed and recommended a proposal by T.E.A.M. productions to put on summer laser shows, as well as fireworks. T.E.A.M. staged similar shows last year using TAB funding. The innovative programs involved laser projectors, strategically placed on the beach and Boardwalk, to create a kaleidoscope ef-

fect of light over the ocean and the city’s downtown. A giant, inflatable white ball served as a reflector for video projections, set to music that made the Boardwalk seem as if it was a two-mile-long Kraftwerk show. “That was the anchor for last year, it was three shows a night,” said local promoter Bob Rothermel, who heads up T.E.A.M. along with colleague Jack Hennen. The difference this year, however, is that each showing – 9:30, 10, and 10:30 p.m. – will feature a slightly different program, so that lingering visitors will not see the same thing three times. The laser shows will run every Sunday from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Fireworks will again be staged at 10 p.m. every Monday during the same time period. Additionally this year, fireworks

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Report shows OCPD saw less violence, more drugs in 2012 Most crucial, Kirstein said, was that the city’s rate of major crime seemed to be holding steady. Since 2006, the town has averaged 1,486 incidents per year that are severe enough to be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s national records system. Such crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, assault, breaking and entering, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The past year saw 1,497 such incidents, only a slight increase. Even so, the number of such major crimes committed against persons was down 10 percent, while major crimes against property rose six percent. “We reported to you last year that we had a rash of burglaries in the Caine Woods area and in Montego Bay,” Kirstein told the council. While those cases have been solved,

Captain says department will request 22 additional Tasers in upcoming budget NANCY POWELL and ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writers (Feb. 1, 2013) The Ocean City Police Department’s year-end numbers indicate that major crimes against persons are on the decline, but property crime and other offenses – particularly drugand alcohol-related ones – continue to be a battle. Capt. Kevin Kirstein, currently serving as the OCPD’s acting chief after the departure of former chief Bernadette DiPino, presented the department’s annual report to City Council on Tuesday.

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FEBRUARY 1, 2013

NEWS 9A

State to cover 40 percent of next renovation Continued from Page 1A

they’re here to see, which is Ocean City.” For decades, common wisdom was that major attractions had to be located on the ocean side of the resort in order to garner consistent business, which was the assumption when the city’s convention center was overhauled, expanded and renamed the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in 1996. But as the scope of the facility has grown, the move has been made to take advantage of its location, an asset previously considered to be negligible. “I believe Dennis [Dare, former City Manager] said that the only way you could see through to the water was if both doors for the freight elevator were open at the same time,” Meehan said. But whereas the western part of the center’s ground floor was the previously said freight area, it has now been converted into a windowed walkway for displays and exhibitions, dubbed the Trimper Dockside Exhibit Hall. The loading dock has now been relocated to the building’s south side.

The ballroom, located directly above the exhibit area, was created by enclosing the outdoor deck behind the secondstory convention hall, creating one enlarged space. But this arrangement will see further construction again in the fall, as the second part of the convention center’s renovation begins. Of even larger scope than the ballroom project is the upcoming construction of a theater space, a one-two punch of capital improvements that the city only recently got full support for from the state. In July, it was announced that the Maryland Stadium Authority had recommitted to its partnership with the city in the convention center, where it leases half of the facility’s operations. When the current lease expires in 2014, the state will sign another that obligates it to continue its 50 percent share of the facility’s running expenses through 2034. Additionally, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation allowing the city to borrow against its own 0.5 percent food tax to fund capital improvements in advance.

Further, the state will also be contributing $5.7 million of the estimated $14 million cost of the theater project, which will consist of a two-level performing arts atrium with roughly 1,200 seats. The theater will be oriented north-south, with the stage itself on the southern border of what is now the convention center’s central hall ‘C.’ The theater’s balcony seating, vaulted ceiling and fly gallery – the space above the stage itself used for lifting props – will use what is now the rear portion of the second-story convention hall, to whose front portion the ballroom was recently added. “So now we build another wall [at the back of the ballroom], knock out the floor and put in a 1,200-seat auditorium,” Meehan said. The ballroom project took more than a year, having begun in August 2011. Noccolino said the theater project is expected to take 14-16 months, beginning next fall and ending in the early winter of 2014. Architectural work on both parts has been done by Becker Morgan, and construction by Whiting & Turner.

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and given the presence of criminal forensics in television and pop culture, Kirstein said, “the public expects this.” Despite the advanced techniques, police still solve most crimes the old-fashioned way. “We still make three to four times as many cases on good ole fingerprints than we do with DNA,” Kirstein said. The department’s officers logged over a million miles of patrol. The OCPD also tested 700 officers last year, with recruitment being one of its priorities given the department’s turnover.

“We’ve got to do that in order to keep the seasonal officer program going and to keep on track with the number of retirements we have,” Kirstein said. Due to retirements, budget constraints and the added burden of the numerous special events that the city brings in, “we continue to struggle,” Kirstein said. “A lot of times, we’re operating at minimum manpower. There will come a point where I will come to you and say, ‘If I do this, what else do you want me to not do?’” Morale continues to be good, and al-

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FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Maryland’s proposed capital budget includes $7M for convention center expansion The fiscal 2014 budget did include the state’s participation in continuing work for the second phase in the construction project for a 1,200-seat performing arts center in the Ocean City convention center. Last year’s budget included a pre-authorization of $3.5 million from the state for fiscal 2014, Klein said. Along with a $2.2 million contribution made in fiscal 2013, he said, the state’s participation in the project has totaled $5.7 million. In the summary, officials said that the renovation would expand the capacity of the center and allow the venue to hold approximately 65 additional events per year. Once the expansion was completed, officials said, the convention center “will attract additional visitors to Ocean City and result in increased operating revenues for the facility and increased tax revenue to the State and local government.” Under the Department of Natural Resource’s Capital Grants and Loans Administration, the fiscal 2014 budget would fund 66 critical maintenance projects, with general obligation bonds or special funds totaling $4.62 million, according to the summary. The proposed funding would fall under the Capital Improvement Program and pay for structural repairs or replacements to buildings, bridges, culverts, HVAC and electrical systems, well and septic systems, and

SHEILA CHERRY ■ Associate Editor/Bayside Gazette (Feb. 1, 2013) An examination of capital projects and programs funded in the budget Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) proposed for fiscal 2014 showed school, beach and parks projects in Worcester County would be allocated construction or repair assistance mostly in bond funding. Specifically among those projects, were renovations for the Ocean City convention center, equipment and upgrades to Henry Park in Berlin and the Skate Park in Ocean City, along with maintenance and renovations in state parks and schools. But there was no contribution allocated for beach replenishment this year because of a statutory cap of $15 million on the revolving fund, according to Matthew Klein, of the Office of Policy Analysis. According to the summary, the beach replenishment cost if an allocation had been proposed, would be shared by a 50 percent contribution from the state, 25 percent from Worcester County and 25 percent from the town of Ocean City, in concert with the Army Corp of Engineers. The fund is a revolving fund that pays for the continued maintenance of the restored beach at Ocean City, through annual monitoring and periodic beach nourishment, the summary said. The $15 million has been reached, Klein said.

million) and Snow Hill Middle School ($207,000). According to the summary, the state government would fund a portion of the total construction costs of the projects, while local educational agencies would be responsible for the design, construction and equipment costs. The financial assistance would be based on factors such as per pupil state aid, enrollment growth, and local school debt, it said. The proposed budget also included incentives for local farmers to adopt statebacked land management practices. The total statewide allocation for Maryland’s Agricultural Cost-Share Program, designed to reduce runoff from farmland, would $3.75 million in bond grants, according to the summary. It said the grants would be directed to farmers who adopted one or more of 30 nationally recognized best management practices and would require a minimum 12.5 percent cost-share match from the grantees. The assistance would generally be limited to $50,000 per project or $150,000 per farm. But officials said the grant amount could increase to $200,000 per project and $300,000 per farm for best management plans that included animal waste storage facilities. Maryland’s overall proposed capital budget for fiscal year 2014, exclusive of the Department of Transportation, would total more than $1.5 billion.

road at state-owned facilities. Among that listing of critical maintenance projects, DNR included several Worcester County projects. They were: dune maintenance ($950,000) and boardwalk decking ($25,000) at Assateague State Park; renovations to the office exterior at the Nassawango Forestry Work Center ($40,000); and shower building renovations ($400,000), pit toilet replacement in the youth area ($45,000), and dump station replacement at Shad Landing ($70,000), at the Pocomoke River State Park. The DNR has allocated funding for 29 projects in 15 subdivisions for its community parks and playgrounds project list. The program allocated $66,000 for replacement of basketball courts in Henry Park and $30,000 for improvements to the Ocean City Skate Park for fiscal 2014. The program would provide flexible grants to local governments trying to rehabilitate, expand or improve or create parks, purchase and install playground equipment in older neighborhoods, it said. Through a mix of general obligation bonds and general funds the O’Malley administration proposed allocating $325 million to provide matching grants to local schools for construction and renovation. Among the list of public school construction projects budgeted for fiscal 2014 was Snow Hill High School ($51.3

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leave, paid holidays that were worked, and compensatory time accrued for additional work done. When employees leave their jobs, the equivalent of this time in hourly earnings is to be paid to the departing employee. But, according to a number of people in the city’s employ, accrued leave has been being used to take what amounted to an extended vacation at the end of one’s employment, thereby staying on the city’s payroll despite having no intention of physically returning to work.

“The objective of the policy is to avoid having people who have separated from employment with the Town to remain ‘on the books,’” city Communications Manager Jessica Waters wrote in an e-mail. “In other words, employees are still entitled to their leave time, however; they will no longer be permitted to take it after their separation date per the policy.” Such procedure, Waters said, has always existed but was not always strictly enforced. Former Ocean City Police Department Chief Bernadette DiPino, for instance, is

now serving as police chief in Sarasota, Fla. But despite leaving Maryland in December, DiPino will remain on Ocean City’s payroll until April, due to a 24-year law enforcement career with the city in which she rarely took time off. “I do know there have been employees that this policy has not applied to,” Waters further said. “This memo was to remind people that this is the policy … and the direction that this is going to be handled from here on out.” One of the potential ramifications of allowing employees to stay on the books

by using leave time is that they would continue to receive benefits despite not actually working. These benefits could involve insurance coverage as well as financial perks, such as the retirement incentives the city offered in 2009 or the $1,000 bonus is granted employees last year. “These policies do not contemplate the use of accrued leave to extend employment and/or benefits coverage beyond the last day worked, or to take leave in lieu of working a notice,” the memo stated.

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license. Under existing law, wine tasting licenses are limited to holders of Class A beer and wine (off–sale) licenses. The proposed beer and wine tasting licenses would allow beer or wine to be sold under beer, wine and liquor licenses, or allow beer and wine tastings for which no consideration may be charged. The county’s Board of License Commissioners would be authorized to regulate the quantity and number of bottles of specified alcoholic beverages to be served, according to the legislative language. In addition to the annual $150 beer and wine tasting license fee, a $100 issuing fee would be charged for the expanded licenses. While Crisfield currently is scheduling family-friendly “Freedom Fest” events for the July 4 holiday, according to the bill, “the privileges granted by this BWT license may not be exercised during a festival event.” In other legislation, a Feb. 6 hearing is scheduled before the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on a proposal introduced by Mathias to abolish the elected position of the Somerset County treasurer and transfer the duties and functions of the office of county treasurer to the county supervisor of tax collection. Under the bill (SB0154), the supervisor of tax collection would function under the direction of the county finance director. The appointed position of deputy treasurer would be eliminated, according to the bill, which if enacted would become effective Oct. 1. The committee hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. A bill (SB0155) introduced by Mathias on Jan. 17 would authorize the Somerset County Commissioners to sell the county boat dock at Crisfield’s small boat harbor to the City of Crisfield in a private sale, but under specific conditions. According to the Crisfield Web site, the city’s protected harbor encourages both local fishing businesses and cruising tourist vessels. “Many crabbers and oystermen bring in their catches of the day via this harbor which is lined by seafood packing plants. The downtown area rests directly on the waterfront where there is a large city pier, perfect for visitors who want to experience the true flavor of the Crisfield culture,” it said. The small boat harbor dock would revert back to the county commissioners if the City of Crisfield either attempts to restrict the public use of the property, assesses any fees for the use of the property, or attempts to transfer the property to any other person. A hearing in the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee is scheduled for Feb. 5, at 1 p.m.

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No free dinner A 46-year-old Fairfax, Va. man learned last week that he should not have run out on a bar tab. According to Ocean City police, Valentino Mario Sacco and a friend left Kirby’s Red Onion Grille on 137th Street on Jan. 24, without paying a $27.25 bar tab. A staff member tried to stop they as they left. Police found Sacco sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel. After he failed field sobriety tests, police charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while impaired. They also charged him with theft of less than $100.

her with two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of theft of less than $100. One burglary and theft allegedly occurred Dec. 23, 2012, and another burglary and theft allegedly occurred Dec. 29, 2012. According to online court records, Meehan had not been served with the summons, requested by Maryland State Police, as of Wednesday.

Alleged assault A 35-year-old West Ocean City woman was charged Jan. 27, with second-degree assault and resisting arrest. Brandy Allison Durham’s trial is scheduled for March 4, in District Court in Ocean City.

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An Ocean City police officer spent 90 minutes decontaminating his patrol car last Friday after a suspect bled inside.

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(Feb. 1, 2013) The administrator of the Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was charged in January with assaulting a resident there. Donald Scott Boger, 49, of Ocean Pines was served with a summons in mid-January charging him with a second-degree assault on a woman on Oct. 16, 2012. Boger was scheduled to be in Circuit Court in Snow Hill on Wednesday for an initial appearance. He is scheduled to have a jury trial in that court on April 4. Information filed by the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office in Snow Hill gave no details of the alleged incident. In a press release dated July 9, 2012, Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation announced the hiring of Don Boger as administrator “leading the drive to provide healthcare services to Berlin and surrounding communities.” Boger is quoted in that press release as saying he had been an administrator for more than 12 years, “with the past eight years concentrating in Delaware communities. I thought it was time to come home and concentrate on the health care needs in my own backyard.” Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation, located on Healthway Drive near Atlantic General Hospital, has served the Eastern Shore for more than 30 years. Boger did not respond to a call from Ocean City Today.


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Paraphernalia for sale on Boardwalk leads to probation NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) Two men were put on probation last week for selling drug paraphernalia in their Boardwalk stores. Benjamin Darmony, 45, of Berlin was charged with distribution of drug paraphernalia in August after Ocean City police seized smoking devices commonly using for smoking marijuana his store, Shore Side Shop at 106 S. Atlantic Ave. The pipes, police said, were in the proximity of various items such as ashtrays, T-shirt and statues that promoted the use of marijuana. All displayed marijuana leaves. In District Court in Ocean City on Jan. 23, Darmony was found guilty of the charge and fined $500 in addition to being put on unsupervised probation for one year. Claude Darmony, 24, who used the address of his store, NY Piercing at 409 Atlantic Ave., as his home address, was found guilty of the same charge and received the same fine and sentence the same day Benjamin Darmony was in court. The younger Darmony was found not guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia. In June, Ocean City police had given each man a 15-page packet containing the Maryland Criminal Law Article governing drug paraphernalia with explanations and examples of what constitutes such paraphernalia.

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Seacrets vindicated in rape case lawsuit from 2008 NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) A federal jury decided Monday that Seacrets was not liable for a 2008 rape in its parking lot. The lawsuit, filed by “Jane Doe” to protect her identity, argued that the security staff should have permitted her to return inside the club. The 25-year-old woman had gone to the 49th Street club with friends on May 24 during Memorial Day weekend. She claimed she went outside the club to answer a cell phone call because the parking lot was quieter than the club’s interior. Because she expected to return to her friends inside, she left her purse behind with her identification and hotel room key.

When she tried to re-enter the club, she said, security personnel would not let her in because of her alleged intoxication. Security videos at Seacrets told a different story. According to The Daily Record, cameras at the bar taped the woman as she swayed and then fell toward the bar. Because of her intoxication, a doorman escorted her outside to a bench, but she did not remain there and she refused both taxi and bus rides. Although it is Seacrets’ policy for its employees to attempts to reunite people escorted out of the bar with their friends, the policy is not required during the busy summer months because of the thousands of people inside the large club, according to the Maryland Daily Record. While the ejected woman was in the parking lot, Lorenzo Ivan Garcia-Moreno

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NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 2, 2013) Ocean City police are investigating the unattended death of a 39-year-old resort resident and some sources have told Ocean City Today that the case is being investigated as a possible homicide. Police and EMS went to Somerset Street at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in response to a report about an unconscious man on the street outside the Harbor Inn bar. The man was taken to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Michael Eric Post, 39, of Ocean City. Post’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of Post’s death. Some sources said Post was pushed by a man and slipped on the ice, hitting his head. Both men had reportedly been drinking inside the bar. The Ocean City police released no further information.

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Lizard Hill site needs volunteers for white cedar bog restoration NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is looking for additional volunteers to work on the site of a bog restoration project in Bishopville. Nine people volunteered Tuesday night during a meeting at the Bishopville Fire House to work at the Lizard Hill Bog, a 20-acre wetland. The meeting was held “to garner interest so we can get the local community involved,” said Kara Gross, the Volunteer

Maryland coordinator who has been working with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for nearly four months. Gross said the volunteers will start work at the bog in late March or early April. They will remove invasive species at the site and monitor the progress of trees that have been planted. The volunteer work might take place monthly. The Lizard Hill site is closed to the public and owned by the Maryland State Highway Administration. “All volunteer actions will be scheduled by us and approved by the SHA,” said

Gross, who will be onsite while the volunteers are working. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Bishopville was originally part of the Great Cypress Swamp complex that covered the eastern edges of Maryland and Delaware. The vegetation at Lizard Hill was destroyed around the 1900s. Because restoring ecosystems is a focus of the Department of Natural Resources’s Habitat Restoration and Conservation Program, the State Highway Administration funded the restoration of the Atlantic white cedar bog wetland at Lizard Hill. The $1.5 million project was paid for through the Transportation Enhancement Program and was started in June 2011. The natural function of bogs is to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife, including rare and endangered species. Bogs also provide food and cover for other species, without which those species would not survive, according to the Department of Natural Resources. In its winter newsletter, the department stated that 6,000 white cedars had been planted and during the fall, volunteers planted 24 cubic yards of live sphagnum moss. Lizard Hill was once used as a sand mine near the Bishopville Pond, but the loss of its vegetation allowed agricultural runoff to flow unfiltered into waterways in the coastal bay watershed. Atlantic

white cedars were planted to help absorb such runoff. The cedars also slow the water velocity that not only erodes stream banks but also carried sediment to Buntings Branch, which feeds the Bishopville Prong and St. Martin River. Atlantic white cedars, a rare, native tree species, were once commonplace in the coastal area. Anyone interested in volunteering at the site is encouraged to call Gross at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program at 410213-2297.

Boggs holds town meeting, Feb. 23 (Feb. 1, 2013) Worcester County Commissioner Judy Boggs will hold her first Town Meeting of 2013 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ocean Pines library on Cathell Road. All are welcome to attend and participate in dialog about current issues of interest to Ocean Pines and northern Worcester County, including updates on natural gas and development along Route 589. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jerry Wilson, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools. For more information, call 410-6416158.

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Commit to get fit in 2013 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Just Walkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Worcester County (Feb. 1, 2013) The Worcester County has a simple, free program to help motivate those who vowed on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve to get fit in 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just Walkâ&#x20AC;? is a free, self-directed, selfreported, incentive-based physical activity program for Worcester residents that rewards participants for mileage of physical activity accumulated. To participate, walkers simply need to

record the number of miles of physical activity they have completed and then report the mileage to the Prevention Services Unit of the Worcester County Health Department by calling 410-632-0056. Organizations, businesses, groups or individuals can participate. Signs promoting Just Walk are springing up throughout the county advertising entities that have signed on to the program. As of Jan. 15, Just Walk

County sites to go tobacco-free (Feb. 1, 2013) The Worcester County Health Department and Worcester County Recreation and Parks are going tobacco-free. Worcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller this week announced plans to make several of its sites tobacco-free campuses, effective Feb. 1. Clients and visitors will be asked to voluntarily comply with the new tobacco free campus policy at the Snow Hill Health Center, Ocean City Youth Center and Worcester County Dental Center in Berlin beginning today. This means that no tobacco products will be allowed inside or outdoors on the campuses. WCRP Director Paige Hurley embraced the idea of extending the tobacco ban to all county parks and recreation facilities, and on Jan. 2, the Worcester

County Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution No. 13-1 amending the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s park regulations to adopt a tobacco-free policy for all county parks and recreation facilities that became effective upon adoption. The new WCHD policy has been many months in the making and was developed by a committee of health department staff and community partners. Likewise, WCRP staff and the Recreation Advisory Board hosted surveys to gauge public opinion about the coming change. Responses to both agenciesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; proposed policy changes were met with support. Free smoking cessation classes are offered through the health departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prevention Services Program. Call 410632-0056 for information about quitting smoking.

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Minimum wage increase takes economy nowhere Everyone wants more money and many people truly need more money, but it isn’t as simple as saying, “Here it is, come and get it.” That’s what some legislators in the Maryland General Assembly are considering, as they advocate an increase in the state’s minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10 over the next three years. An hourly wage of $10 does not make a fat paycheck, but it still should have to coincide with growth in the industries and businesses that would have to pay it. Right now, that’s not happening. The National Retail Federation this week projected a growth rate of 3.4 percent this year for its sector. That’s down slightly less than a percent from last year’s peak. Meanwhile, full-service restaurants nationally expect to see a 4 percent increase in sales, as compared to last year’s 4.4 percent rise in total revenues. That might seem acceptable, but the restaurant industry is also anticipating a 3.5 percent climb is food commodity costs. That leaves the food service business just a half-percent wiggle room on the bottom line. Theoretically, proponents of the pay raise argue, these larger paychecks will put more money into the marketplace and boost the economy overall. Problem is, they are forgetting that this additional consumer cash would be drawn from business margins that are already thinner than they need to be. For every dollar taken out of that margin, the retailers, restaurant operators and manufacturers will have to increase their prices to cover the additional expense, thereby reducing, or at best leaving static, consumer purchasing power overall. In other words, it’s a financial merry-go-round. It sounds good and looks good but doesn’t go anywhere.

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Holiday made merry Editor, On behalf of all those served by Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), Inc., we would like to thank everyone who had a part in making the Christmas season merrier for the poor around us through our Helping Hands for the Holidays program. As is evident all around us, this is a challenging time for businesses, families, and also for us here at GOLD as we daily attempt to help with emergencies such as food, housing, fuel, utilities and medicine for those referred to us by local agencies. In 2012, Worcester County GOLD was able to assist more than 2,100 local citizens with emergency services. As our 16th annual Helping Hands for the Holidays project approached, hundreds of requests poured in on behalf of less fortunate families, and we served more people than ever before. Thanksgiving kicks off our holiday season, and with the continuing efforts of David Gaskill of the Worcester County Bar Association providing every referred family with a turkey ad a box of food, we set new records in serving the needy in 2012. With Worcester County GOLD’s small staff, this level of daily and holiday service would not be possible without caring and generous community friends who

partnered with us by giving of their time (hundreds of hours), talents (several men refurbished bikes to look brand new) and resources (Ocean City Elks gave 110 winter coats and sponsors bought gifts for hundreds of children) to meet the needs of others during this Christmas season and every day. Again, we thank all of you who gave in any way to help others have a merrier holiday season. Darlene Onley, executive director Worcester County GOLD

No to firearm act Editor , As a voting constituent of the state of Maryland and a concerned citizen, I’m very worried about the proposed Firearm Safety Act of 2013 legislation. I am in support of stronger background checks, increased funding for school security, increased funding for mental health care and stiffer penalties for crimes committed using a gun; however, I am not in favor of magazine capacity limits or bans on firearms for law-abiding citizens. The current laws do not prevent criminals from possessing guns or using them in crimes, and as was pointed out in last week’s press conference, police are encountering known felons with guns when raiding their houses. The proposed

Firearms Safety Act of 2013 will only serve to … make it more and more difficult for a law-abiding citizen to exercise their rights. Per the FBI’s most recent statistics (www.fbi.gov), the number of people killed with a rifle of any kind in Maryland in 2011 was two. The number of murders committed with handguns was 262. I don’t see how banning the semiautomatic rifle, which almost all rifles are, will have a noticeable impact on murder rates. Furthermore, Baltimore Police statistics show that in 2012, of the 217 homicides committed, 181 were with handguns, and only two were with rifles or shotguns combined. Of those 217 homicides, 79.1 percent were committed by people with known criminal records, 61.6 percent had a drug record and 45.3 percent had been arrested for a previous gun violation. Consider also that 82.3 percent of the victims had a criminal record, with 68.4 percent of them having at least one drug arrest. (source: www.baltimoresun.com, “Demographics of 2012 Baltimore homicides”) The high numbers for crime involving guns that you see in Maryland are not coming from law-abiding citizens or first time offenders. They are coming from those who have no respect for the law. Those who repeatedly break Continued on Page 19A


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By Stewart Dobson After watching videos of 45-year-old Garrett McNamara slicing down a wave estimated to be 100 feet tall off the coast of Portugal earlier this week, I have come to understand two things: why they call it a “wet suit” and that attempting to do a stand-up ride on a sheet of paneling down a snow-covered hill wasn’t as dumb as I originally thought. McNamara’s incredible trip — check it out on the Web, really — puts these things in perspective. As for the wet suit reference, let’s just say that I’d need rubber pants too if I was staring up at a wave that could flip the Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the actual person, since royal protocol probably frowns on queen flipping in any circumstance). Previous to his great adventure on this possible record-breaking wave — he set the world record a couple of years ago on a measly 78-footer — McNamara also once rode the tidal waves created by calving glaciers in Alaska. Calving, for those unfamiliar with the term, is what they call it when a huge piece of ice falls off a mammoth piece of ice into the water. It’s like dropping an ice cube in your drink from 30 feet up, only multiplied by a gazillion. My point is, anyone crazy enough to do that would not think someone was stupid for saying, while standing on a piece of slickly finished paneling at the top of a snowy precipice, “Hey, watch this! I’m a ski racer!” After all, he did tell ABC television that “It’s really, really similar to snowboarding on giant mountains,” or panel-boarding on smallish tree-lined knolls, even though the latter can end somewhat more abruptly. The truth of it is that the entire event, which occurred many, many years ago, went like this: “Hey, watch this! I’m a ski racer” … Whap! Without going into great detail, there is some truth in the saying that there are times when you can’t see the forest for the trees, or one particular tree. Incidentally, I also know why they classify oak as a hardwood. Still, it is something that a person like McNamara would say, “Yeah, I did that … on Mount Kilimanjaro,” as opposed to the knob in the back yard. This would be the same backyard, by the way, where an attempt was made to learn whitewater kayaking during a flood by climbing into half a 50-gallon oil drum and whooshing away uncontrollably. Death was narrowly averted. That’s why I’m in awe of people like McNamara. Most of us have long since given up that kind of risk-taking, wet suit or not, because we would just as soon remain in existence for as long as possible. Still, I’m willing to bet that he never tried surfing with a car hood. Here’s a quick tip: It doesn’t work either.

the law are forbidden from owning firearms, and do so anyway. This is the real problem. This is where the violence is coming from. The laws proposed that limit magazine capacity, and ban law abiding citizens from buying rifles, will do nothing to curb these numbers, as it is the repeat criminal offenders inflating the rates. It’s the gangs and drug dealers that are killing innocents and each other that are the problem. The problem is not the father who keeps a rifle locked in the closet for home security, or the single mother who works in a bad part of town, and applies for a concealed carry permit so that she has a better chance of going home safely to her children at night. The problem also isn’t the sportsman who competes in shooting matches with a semi-auto rifle. Please share this with your readers so they can consider the effect that these laws will have on the good, law-abiding people of Maryland, before lawmakers in Annapolis vote on the new gun control legislation. They’re not taking guns out of the hands of criminals, or limiting the number of bullets in a criminal’s magazines — they’re limiting ours. The good. The trustworthy. Ensuring that if we ever have to defend ourselves, we will be at a disadvantage to those who ignore bans and limits. I agree that one life saved is worth fighting for. That’s why I ask you share

what I wrote with your readers so they to can oppose the proposed bans and limits. Help us save your and our own lives, too. Laura Hounshell Bowie, Md.

Thanks for donations Editor, The Worcester County Humane Society would like to thank the staff and patrons of Gold’s Gym in Ocean City for collecting donations for our shelter over the holiday season. Since we depend on donations to help care for and feed our many animals, the truckload of food, toys and other supplies was greatly appreciated. We are lucky to be part of such a generous community and could not continue our work without people like you. Kenille Davies, director Worcester County Humane Society

More CPR classes coming Editor The Lower Shore Society of Women Leaders would like to thank your paper and our partners, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation-Freeman Stage at Bayside, Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, OC Marlin Club and The Wedding Center at City Center for promoting the Jan. 15 CPR Challenge, which was held at the Marlin Club in West Ocean City.

The mission of the Lady’s Night OutCPR training is to introduce basic CPR to as many women on the shore as possible. The evening was a great success with a room full of enthusiastic young mothers, professionals and grandmothers. When participants began to ask, “When will you hold another CPR training like this, I’d like my friends and family to attend next time,” we knew the program was a success. Learning basic CPR is one of the most important life saving skills that one should know. When a child or an adult goes into cardiac arrest, knowing basic CPR can mean alter the lives of individuals and their families forever. The next scheduled “Lady’s Night Out” 45-minute CPR training will be held in Salisbury on Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m., at the Wedding Center at City Center. To register, contact Patti Miller at 443-880-7795 or patti@peckmiller.com. On behalf of the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross, we again thank our partners for supporting a program which will be implemented in Ocean City, Salisbury and in communities from lower Delaware to Cape Charles, Va. Together, we’ll change lives and save lives on the Eastern Shore. Patti Miller, ambassador Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross SWL-CPR Training Committee Member

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School safety audits complete, recommendations expected soon ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) Safety and security in the county’s schools continues to be a high priority, as Worcester’s school district reports that independent reviews of each school, by both internal committees and local law enforcement agencies, have been completed and will likely see a recommendation for improvements this month. “It was a concerted effort by our

schools and law enforcement,” said Worcester County Schools Director of Public Relations and Special Programs Barb Witherow. “A composite list of recommendations, at some point, is going to be submitted to the Board of Education.” After a review and compilation of the studies by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson, an analysis and suggested action will likely be given during the Feb. 19 board meeting, Witherow said. “Our goal was to develop safety prior-

ities that could be classified under three categories: personnel, capital improvements, and best practices,” Witherow said. Immediately following the mass shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 staff and students dead, Worcester began re-enforcing its own safety protocols. Those include requiring that all doors except the front entrance be locked following students’ morning arrival and that all visitors to the school must check in and

Berlin police prepared for safety in schools, elsewhere NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Berlin Police Department is ready to act should any kind of shooting or threat of a shooting occur in the town’s schools or other buildings. Since 2010, the department has had a SWAT team and six of its 13 officers are members of it. The group trains monthly in different types of buildings and for different scenarios, said Lt. J.D. Lawson. They train to react to situations in schools, residences, commercial buildings and in open areas. They also train to handle incidents involving high-risk vehicle take-

downs, barricaded suspects and various other law enforcement functions involving individuals who could be armed and dangerous. SWAT team members work on different shifts during their regular assignments. So if an incident needing the team occurs, the on-duty trained officers are ready to respond immediately without needing to wait for other team members. “Not only does this benefit the community by having a team able to respond, the chief wanted the team comprised of different shifts and assignments so officers would have additional training and equipment to be initial re-

sponders,” Lawson said. Team members use a variety of special weapons, tools and safety equipment. Although the SWAT team is prepared to respond whenever needed, it has been used rarely. The team responded to two situations in 2011, one in 2012 and one so far this year. On Jan. 17, Berlin’s SWAT team entered the West Street residence of Joseph Shanahan and took him into custody as the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant there as part of an investigation into the distribution of heroin.

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wear an identification badge. “Those procedures have definitely been tightened,” Witherow said. An increased police presence at schools, particularly during the morning hours when students arrive at school and in the afternoon when they leave, has also been observed since the Sandy Hook killings. Witherow said that this is likely to continue indefinitely. “[Local law enforcement] have always patrolled our schools. They have had a heightened presence recently and they are definitely going to continue to do that,” she said. In a recent essay discussing safety in the county’s schools, Wilson also noted that Worcester would be considering further measures, such as the use of School Resource Officers – whether these be police or private security – as well as physical capital improvements, such as the installation of buzz-in security doors on schools’ front entrances. These will likely be addressed, Witherow said, in conjunction with the studies done by local law enforcement as well as the schools’ own safety committees. Students have also continued to practice “lockdown drills” in schools. Although the exact details of these exercises will not be revealed in order to maintain their effectiveness in a violent confrontation, Witherow said that they “do refer to the highest level of security, such as an intruder.” “We are continuing to forge forward,” Witherow said. “I think our parents and our community can have confidence that the measures in our future recommendations have the backing of law enforcement.”

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(Feb. 1, 2013) Oak Contracting, LLC, a construction management firm specializing in new construction and renovation for the education and medical research sectors, has announced that the Worcester County Board of Education has selected it to provide construction management services for the $41 million Snow Hill High School renovation. The project calls for renovating and enlarging the 1958 facility by adding state-of-the art classrooms, a media center, computer labs, a science wing, a gymnasium, a cafeteria/kitchen and a new athletic complex. When complete, the high school’s current square footage will be increased to 124,000 square feet. The new school will include several highly efficient sustainable features such as a geothermal heating/cooling system, motion-activated lights, thermally insulated glass and low-flow plumbing fixtures.


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Legal Notices JAMES E. CLUBB, JR., ESQ. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE TIME-SHARE INTERVALS IN THE OCEAN HIGH CONDOMINIUM OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND By virtue of a Claim of Lien recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and pursuant to the Order of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, Case No. 23-C-12-1536 the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the Ocean High Condominium building located at 502 W. 32nd Street, the following described property located in the Town of Ocean City, in the Tenth Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013 AT 1:30 P.M. Units D-6 E-8 F-9 F-9 C-12 C-13 C-17 G-23 G-23 G-24 G-24 G-25 G-25 G-28 G-28 G-29 G-31 G-31 G-31 G-33

Time Intervals 16 35 29 43 29 37 39 18 38 26 35 35 36 16 17 24 20 33 42 17

Each time interval being one week per year of the corresponding unit, each unit being part of the Ocean High Condominium, including an undivided interest in the common elements thereof, as established pursuant to a Condominium Declaration and By-Laws recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and subsequent Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as to each condominium unit, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records. 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 warranties or guarantees. A secured party may bid and shall be excused from deposit requirements. The Trustee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the full amount of sale per time interval will be required at the time of sale, such deposit to be in cash or check. Cost of all recordation and transfer taxes, 2013 maintenance fee, and all other incidental settlement costs shall be borne by the purchaser. The date of settlement shall be fifteen (15) days after final ratification by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary-

land, time being of the essence; otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser, or in any manner designated by the Trustee; or, without forfeiting deposit, the Seller may exercise any of its legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. For more information, call: James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. Trustee 410-289-2323 OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________ JAMES E. CLUBB, JR., ESQ. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE TIME-SHARE INTERVALS IN THE OCEAN HIGH CONDOMINIUM OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND By virtue of a Claim of Lien recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and pursuant to the Order of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, Case No. 23-C-12-1537 the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the Ocean High Condominium building located at 502 W. 32nd Street, the following described property located in the Town of Ocean City, in the Tenth Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013 AT 1:00 P.M. Units A-2 D-5 E-8 C-18 C-18 C-19 C-20 C-21 C-22 G-24 G-25 G-25 G-26 G-28 G-30 G-30 G-32 G-33 G-34

Time Intervals 36 38 46 19 25 23 29 19 21 36 20 24 20 29 37 38 22 20 22

Each time interval being one week per year of the corresponding unit, each unit being part of the Ocean High Condominium, including an undivided interest in the common elements thereof, as established pursuant to a Condominium Declaration and By-Laws recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and subsequent Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as to each condominium unit, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records. 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 warranties or guarantees. A secured

party may bid and shall be excused from deposit requirements. The Trustee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the full amount of sale per time interval will be required at the time of sale, such deposit to be in cash or check. Cost of all recordation and transfer taxes, 2013 maintenance fee, and all other incidental settlement costs shall be borne by the purchaser. The date of settlement shall be fifteen (15) days after final ratification by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, time being of the essence; otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser, or in any manner designated by the Trustee; or, without forfeiting deposit, the Seller may exercise any of its legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. For more information, call: James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. Trustee 410-289-2323 OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 10000 COASTAL DRIVE, UNIT #1407 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-11-001536 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 Albert E. Bernier, Jr. and Susan Bernier recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4821, folio 714, and re-recorded in Liber 5206, folio 430, 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, February 19, 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 4821, folio 714, and re-recorded in Liber 5206, folio 430, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4287, folio 584. 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 $47,000.00 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 7.00000% 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-4354389 01/31/2013, 02/07/2013, 02/14/2013 OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________ COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 600 BALTIMORE AVENUE SUITE 208 TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 10015 SILVER POINT LANE OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Eric F. Doerzbach, dated June 13, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4952, Folio 746 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of $91,645.00, and an original interest rate of 6.250%, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Courthouse door for the Circuit


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Legal Notices Court for Worcester County, on February 20, 2013 AT 2:10 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 $8,800.00 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-1/31/3t __________________________________ 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 52 MARTINIQUE CIR. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Susana P. Burton and Howard J. Burton, Jr. dated March 20, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4679, Folio 706 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $315,450.00 and an original interest rate of 6.000% 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 20, 2013 AT 2:20 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD 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 $34,000 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, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________ 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 3414 FERRY BRANCH LA. POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Joyce E. Burton and Marko P. Burton dated October 29, 1993 and recorded in Liber 1987, Folio 253 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $61,250.00 and an original interest rate of 3.75% 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

ments 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 $5,000 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, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-1/24/3t __________________________________

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OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 619 HOLIDAY DRIVE POCOMOKE, MD 21851 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-000806 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


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Legal Notices of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from William J. Shockley recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 5456, folio 81, 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, February 12, 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 5456, folio 81, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 5456, folio 75. 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 $9,000.00 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 4.87500% 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-4352138 01/24/2013, 01/31/2013, 02/07/2013 OCD-1/24/3t __________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 www.mwc-law.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 90 WINDJAMMER RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Nancy McKenzie and Paulo McKenzie, dated January 4, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4854, folio 638 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on FEBRUARY 11, 2013 AT 2:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., Maryland 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, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $22,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 8% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If payment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assess-

ments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of the ground rent escrow, if required. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #2011-16252) Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, Erin M. Brady, Diana C. Theologou, Laura L. Latta, Jonathan Elefant, Laura T. Curry, Benjamin Smith, Chasity Brown, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-1/24/3t __________________________________

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 12903 HORN ISLAND DRIVE OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-001259 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 Cathy E. Hale recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4438, folio 263, 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 12, 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 4438, folio 263, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4089, folio 40. 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 $35,000.00 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 6.75000% 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-4352136 01/24/2013, 01/31/2013, 02/07/2013 OCD-1/24/3t __________________________________

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 225 26TH STREET, UNIT 21 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 CASE NUMBER 23-C-12-001124 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 Joseph Delawder and Susan Delawder recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4746, folio 181, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the afore-


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Legal Notices mentioned 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 12, 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 4746, folio 181, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4746, folio 176. 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 $24,000.00 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 8.25000% 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-4352135 01/24/2013, 01/31/2013, 02/07/2013 OCD-1/24/3t __________________________________

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 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, 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


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Legal Notices 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

NOTICE OF REDEMPTION County Commissioners of Worcester County, Maryland Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds, 2002 Series Redemption Date: March 4, 2013 Maturity Date 10/01/2013 10/01/2014 10/01/2015 10/01/2016 10/01/2017

Rate 3.250% 3.500% 3.500% 3.625% 3.750%

Amount $490,000.00 $510,000.00 $530,000.00 $555,000.00 $575,000.00

Price 101% 101% 101% 101% 101%

CUSIP 981202HY3* 981202HZ0* 981202JA3* 981202JB1* 981202JC9* *Denotes Full Call on CUSIP

Total Redemption: $2,660,000.00 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the amounts of bonds listed above shall be redeemed on March 4, 2013. The certificates are being called for redemption at the redemption price set forth above plus accrued interest to the redemption date. On redemption date the principal amount of and interest and redemption premium on each certificate to be redeemed shall become due and payable. Interest on such certificate shall cease to accrue on redemption date. Payment of these certificates will be made on or after the redemption date upon presentation or surrender by mail of the certificates to: Registered / Certified Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. Corporate Trust Operations One M & T Plaza, 8th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203

Air Courier Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. Corporate Trust Operations One M & T Plaza, 8th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203

In Person Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. Corporate Trust Operations One M & T Plaza, 8th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203

Withholding of 28% of gross redemption proceeds of any payment made within the United States may be required by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (the Act), unless the paying agent has the correct taxpayer identification number (social security or employer identification number) or exemption certificate of the payee. Please furnish a properly completed Form W-9 or exemption certificate or equivalent when presenting your securities. The CUSIP number is included solely for the convenience of the Bondholders. No representation is made as to the correctness of the CUSIP numbers either as printed on the Bonds or as contained in any notice of redemption and reliance may be placed only on the identification number printed on the Bonds. Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as Paying Agent Publication Date: January 31, 2013 OCD-1/31/1t ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 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 #213 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 inserted 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 __________________________________

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


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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: January 17, 2013 OCD-1/17/3t __________________________________

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. DANIEL J. RZEPKOWSKI TRACY L. RZEPKOWSKI 10745 Bishopville Road Bishopville, MD 21813 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-12-001297

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 16th 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 10745 Bishopville Road, Bishopville, MD 21813, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 18th 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 11th day of February, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $195,000.00. 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-1/24/3t __________________________________ WORCESTER COUNTY SHORELINE COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 3-101 and 3-102 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Worcester County Shoreline Commission in the meeting room at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, Maryland on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The Board members will convene at 1:30 p.m. to discuss administrative matters and may perform on-site viewing of all or some of the following cases. Thereafter, the members will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. at the library to hear the scheduled cases. MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MAJOR 1 Fisher Marine on behalf of Ocean Pines Association - Request No. 201305 – Request to perform annual maintenance dredging at various locations within the community for navigational access. Dredge spoil to be de-

posited at an approved on-site location. This project is located within the Ocean Pines Community, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 41 &15, Section 4 & 19, Lots 326 & 59, Ocean Pines Community, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland MAJOR 2 Permit Ink, LLC for Ocean City Boatlifts and Marine Construction on behalf of Lisa J. Thornton - Request No. 2013-06 –Request to install one boatlift with an 18’ x 31” catwalk and associated poles not to exceed 30 feet channelward. This project is located on Swordfish Drive, also known as Tax Map 27, Parcel 654, Slip 27, Marsh Harbour Condominium, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland OCD-1/24/2t __________________________________

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City that ORDINANCE 2013-1 was introduced for first reading in the January 22, 2013 Regular Session. A fair summary is as follows Ordinance 2013-1 is an ordinance amending resident agent requirements of City Code, Section 30-402. This amendment will allow resident agents to reside in the State of Maryland within 30 miles of Ocean City. OCD-1/31/1t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room 1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 13-05, on the application of Linda Somers and Edward Somers, requesting a special exception to locate a manufactured home for a transient use (medical hardship) in an A-2 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-105(c)(5), ZS 1- 116(c)(3), ZS 1-202(b)(4), ZS 1305 and ZS 1-337, located at 6035 George Island Landing Road, on the northeast corner of Portersville Road and George Island Landing Road, Tax Map 94, Parcel 131, in the Eighth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 13-04, on the application of Granvil Jones, Jr., requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the

Ordinance prescribed left side yard setback from 8 feet to 5.9 feet (an encroachment of 2.1 feet) associated with a carport, requesting an afterthe-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed left side yard setback from 8 feet to 5.5 feet (an encroachment of 2.5 feet) associated with an open deck & stairs and requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed left side yard setback from 8 feet to 7.4 feet (an encroachment of 0.6 feet) associated with a detached shed incidental to a single family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 116(c)(4), ZS 1-206(b)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 13 Marview Drive, approximately 600 feet north of the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Marview Drive, Tax Map 16, Parcel 46, Section 9, Lot 666 of the Ocean Pines Subdivision, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Case No. 13-06, on the application of Frank Lynch, Jr. & Associates, Incorporated, on the lands of George Dawson and Maria Dawson, requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 25 feet to 14 feet (an encroachment of 11 feet) associated with an attached garage incidental to a single family dwelling in a R-4 General Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1208(b)(2), and ZS 1-305, located at 60 Mystic Harbour Boulevard, approximately 150 feet south of the intersection of Deep Channel Drive and Mystic Harbour Boulevard, Tax Map 27, Parcel 639, Section 3B, Block Q, Lot 269 of the Mystic Harbour Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Case No. 13-07, on the application of Hugh Cropper IV, Esquire, on the lands of Anthony Smiertka, Jr. and Barbara Smiertka, requesting a special exception to further extend a waterfront structure channelward in excess of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet associated with a proposed extension to an existing pier incidental to a single family dwelling in a R2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(3), ZS 1-206(b)(2), ZS 1206(d)(6), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1-335(c), located at 13016 Riggin Ridge Road, approximately 300 feet southeast of the intersection of Center Drive and Riggin Ridge Road, Tax Map 27, Parcel 570, Block 6, Lot 31A of the Coastline Estates Mini Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:50 p.m. Case No. 13-08, on the application of Gregory Burgan and Melva Burgan, requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 25 feet to 11.36 feet (an encroachment of 13.64 feet) associated with a shed incidental to a single family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-206(b)(2), and ZS 1305, located at 10506 Exeter Road, approximately 850 feet north of the intersection of Rumgate Road and Ex-


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Laura T. Curry, Esq. Attorney for Substitute Trustees 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, MD 20707 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al, Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Shannon Curtis Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C12000317

NOTICE ORDERED, this 23rd day of January, 2013 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 215 Laurel Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 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 25th day of February, 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 18th day of February, 2013, next. The report states the amount of slae to be $97,889.58. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15007 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF WINIFRED DIANE MURRAY Notice is given that John G. Murray, 9 King Richard Road, Berlin, MD 21811, was on January 23, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Winifred Diane Murray who died on January 10, 2013, 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 23rd 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

FY2014 ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND COMPLEMENTARY PARATRANSIT APPLICATION APPLICANT:

Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, Maryland

Area Served:

Town of Ocean City

Description of Service: Fixed Route Transit Services for Coastal Highway and the Park and Ride, and Paratransit Service The Town of Ocean City, Maryland will be applying for Operating and Capital Funding from the Maryland Transit Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 04, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers, 301 Baltimore Avenue, on the first floor. A copy of the application may be examined at the Department of Transportation Administrative Office, 204 – 65th Street, Building E, Ocean City, Maryland, beginning February 01, 2013, weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This hearing will cover the topics of general operating costs and capital requests for transportation services. The Town will be applying for funding for the following capital items: Priority 1-6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13-35

Item Purchase six 40’ heavy-duty Transit Busses @ $454,000 ea. Bus station terminal rehab/renovation at the north end Transit Center Preventative Maintenance and repairs to include parts and labor for busses Bus station terminal rehab/renovation at the Park & Ride Transit Center Purchase a preventative maintenance and repair contract for the money counting equipment Purchase a preventative maintenance and repair contract for the Bus Barn overhead doors Purchase passenger shelters, parts, and accessories for the fixed route Purchase twenty-three 40’ heavy-duty Transit Busses @ $454,000 ea. Total

Total

Federal

State

Town

$2,724,000

$2,179,200

$272,400

$272,400

$30,000

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$600,000

$480,000

$60,000

$60,000

$30,000

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$15,000

$12,000

$1,500

$1,500

$20,000

$16,000

$2,000

$2,000

$30,000

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$10,442,000 $8,353,600 $1,044,200 $1,044,200 $13,891,000 $11,112,800 $1,389,100 $1,389,100

The location of this hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the Public Hearing should contact Mrs. Dianna Davis at 410-723-2174 at least 21 calendar days prior to the date of the hearing. OCD-1/31/5t ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. John G. Murray 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 31, 2013 OCD-1/31/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF BILL 12-6 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 12-6 (Zoning - Major and Minor Subdivisions) was introduced by Commissioners Bunting and Shockley on December 18, 2012. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § ZS 1-103(b). (Repeals and reenacts the definition of “rural cluster subdivision” to increase the maximum number of lots from six to seven.) § ZS 1-308(a). (Repeals and reenacts the purpose and intent of the rural cluster subdivision regulations

to eliminate the reference regarding promoting the use of rural cluster subdivisions by granting an additional lot for residential purposes beyond that permitted as a minor subdivision, since the standard minor subdivision will already allow a maximum of seven lots.) § ZS 1-308(b)(8). (Repeals and reenacts the standards for a rural cluster subdivision to increase the threshold for which the provisions for rural cluster subdivisions shall not apply from three to five or more lots which have previously been subdivided and which do not comply with the rural cluster subdivision provisions.) § ZS 1-309(c)(8). (Repeals and reenacts the specific standards for consolidated development rights subdivisions to specify that such subdivisions which contain eight or fewer lots, as opposed to six or fewer lots, require an access road not less than twenty feet in width, and such subdivisions which contain more than eight lots, as opposed to more than six lots, require an access road not less than


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Legal Notices twenty-four feet in width.) § ZS 1-309(c)(9). (Repeals and reenacts the specific standards for consolidated development rights subdivisions to specify that such subdivisions which contain eight or fewer lots, as opposed to six or fewer lots, shall be reviewed and approved in accordance with the plat procedures for minor subdivisions, whereas such subdivisions which contain more than eight lots, as opposed to more than six lots, shall be reviewed and approved in accordance with the plat procedures for major subdivisions.) § ZS 1-311(a). (Repeals and reenacts the definitions of “subdivision, major” and “subdivision, minor” in the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance; specifically repeals and reenacts the definition of “subdivision, major” to provide that any subdivision of land which creates eight or more lots, as opposed to six or more lots, out of what was a single parcel as of July 25, 1967, shall be considered a major subdivision; and repeals and reenacts the definition of “subdivision, minor” to provide that any subdivision of land which is not a major subdivision and which creates up to but not more than seven lots, as opposed to five lots, out of what was a single parcel as of July 25, 1967, shall be considered a minor subdivision.) § ZS 2-104(b). (Repeals and reenacts the definitions of “subdivision, major” and “subdivision, minor” in the Worcester County Subdivision Regu-

lations; specifically repeals and reenacts the definition of “subdivision, major” to provide that any subdivision of land which creates eight or more lots, as opposed to six or more lots, out of what was a single parcel as of July 25, 1967, shall be considered a major subdivision; and repeals and reenacts the definition of “subdivision, minor” to provide that any subdivision of land which is not a major subdivision and which creates up to but not more than seven lots, as opposed to five lots, out of what was a single parcel as of July 25, 1967, shall be considered a minor subdivision.) A Public Hearing will be held on Bill 12-6 at the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. This is only a fair summary of the bill. A full copy of the bill is posted on the Legislative Bulletin Board in the main hall of the Worcester County Government Center outside Room 1103, is available for public inspection in Room 1103 of the Worcester County Government Center and is available on the County Website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/commissioners/legsltn.aspx . THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-1/31/2t __________________________________

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BOARD OF PORT WARDENS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 106, “Waterways,” Article II – “Shoreline Development” of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Port Wardens Ordinance of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD Thursday, February 14th, 2013 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to remove 3 tall pilings and install 2 pilings boatlift and jet ski lift for a maximum channelward of 14’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 1933 Marlin DR Parcel # 3288 -105A-0 -0111-043204 in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. Applicant: Superior Boatlifts, INC Owner: Lora M. Fritschle PW13-008 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift into an existing slip onto existing poles- cantilevered slightly. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 203 S Heron Drive Slip 39 Parcel # 6067A-39-0 -0116-381711 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction Owner: John and Jacqueline Dillon Trust PW13-009 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift w/associated poles into an existing slip, not to exceed channelward distance of existing

boatlifts in condominium alignment. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 2821 Plover DR, Unit 30 Parcel # 4717-300 -0112-205301 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction Owner: Gary J & Katharine A Brewer PW13-010 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-1/31/2t __________________________________

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Septic Bill will impact size of subdivisions LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The Maryland General Assembly approved the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 236), also known as the septic bill, during the 2012 General Assembly session. Last week, the Worcester County Planning Commission voted 5-2 in favor of recommending Bill 236, but also adding an amendment that would expand the definition of a minor subdivision in Worcester County from five to seven lots. SB 236 was established in an effort to promote greater accountability and predictability of development by establishing four tiers of growth. The four tiers establish which areas will be served by public sewer versus septic systems. Local jurisdictions have been encouraged to map these areas in the following definitions: ■ Tier 1 areas are currently served by sewerage systems ■ Tier II are areas planned to be served by sewerage systems ■ Tier III are areas not planned to be served by sewerage systems where growth on septic systems can occur, and ■ Tier IV areas are planned for preservation and conservation and prohibit residential major subdivisions Worcester County’s efforts to amend the definition of a minor subdivision from five to seven lots will help offset those Tier IV areas, where only minor subdivisions are permitted. However, Worcester County missed the Dec. 31 deadline to adopt the tier system, as well as the deadline to provide a new definition of a minor subdivision, which may See WORCESTER on Page 34A

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THRIFT SHOP EXPANDS New area of Diakonia shop features furniture for every room LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) When Diakonia opened its thrift shop, Used To Be Mine, on Route 611 in West Ocean City in 2009, it operated out of approximately 1,200 square feet. Now, at 3,600 square feet, the store is three times as large and pieces of furniture for every room of the house are available. Claudia Nagle, executive director of Diakonia in West Ocean City, which provides emergency and transitional housing, food services, counseling and assistance to its guests, said she had always wanted to open a thrift store. Donations of clothing, homegoods and other items had accumulated over the years and the organization had run out of storage space. “I knew there was a need for low cost quality items across the community,” she said. Nagle said she searched for a location to house a thrift shop and finally found a spot in West Ocean City. The oneunit store, which featured new and gently used clothing, household items, books and small furniture, celebrated its grand opening with a ribboncutting ceremony in July 2009. About a year later, the unit next door became available and Used To Be Mine ex-

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Cathy Gallagher arranges furniture last Tuesday at Diakonia’s thrift shop, Used To Be Mine, on Route 611 in West Ocean City. The shop recently expanded into a third unit, which houses the furniture.

panded into the space. One unit has kitchen and bath items, other goods for the home and games. The second unit features clothing for men and women, with a nook displaying children’s merchandise. Just recently, the thrift shop took over a third unit. “We really wanted to offer large furniture and now with the additional space we can do that,” Nagle said. “The community has really supported us.” An assortment of couches, chairs, tables, dining room sets, lamps, paintings, dressers, cabinets, knick-knack and accent pieces, among other items, are available.

“There’s quite an array of things there,” Nagle said. Between 70 and 80 people volunteer in the thrift shop, doing a variety of jobs. Mary Ferry manages the shop. More than 100 people volunteer their time with Diakonia on a regular basis. Additional volunteers are always welcome. People with large trucks are currently needed to pick up furniture from those donating pieces. Anyone who wants to donate large pieces should contact Tom Schulz, head of the thrift shop committee, at 410-213-0923. All other donations can be taken to the Diakonia house, See FUNDS on Page 34A

Nominate favorite Md. restaurant (Feb. 1, 2013) The Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Awards Gala nomination process is in full swing. Sponsored by McCormick and Company, the gala celebrates the industry’s best in such categories as Maryland’s Favorite New Restaurant, Chef of the Year and Favorite Food Truck, among others. Voting will begin the week of Feb. 18, and winners will be announced April 15, during the 59th Annual Awards Gala at

Martin’s West in Baltimore. Members of the Maryland dining public are encouraged to visit www.marylandrestaurants.com/ to nominate their favorites in the following categories: Chef of the Year, Favorite Restaurant, Wine & Beverage Program of the Year, Craft Brew Program of the Year, Favorite Bar or Tavern, Favorite New Restaurant, Favorite Food Truck, RAM Restaurateur of the Year and RAM Allied Member of the Year.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the Fire and Ice Gala, contact Laura Kimmel at lkimmel@ marylandrestaurants.com or 410-290-6800, Ext. 1023. The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) is a 2,000member statewide trade association operated for the purpose of promoting, protecting and improving the foodservice industry in Maryland. For more information, visit www. marylandrestaurants.com.

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Cropper new chair Wayne Benson, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the board of directors, has announced the appointment of Hugh Cropper, IV as chairman of its board of directors. Cropper has been a member of the board of directors since 2000. He will reH. Cropper, IV place Sara Jarmon, who will continue to serve as vice chair. Cropper’s father, Hugh Cropper III, has been a member of the board of directors since 1992, and his grandfather, Hugh Thomas Cropper Jr., served as president of the Bank of Ocean City for many years. Cropper is a local attorney and a partner in the firm Cowdrey Thompson, P.C. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary (1985) and the University of Maryland Law School (1988). He and his wife, Jennifer, have 9-year-old twins, Myra and Hugh Thomas, who attend third grade at Worcester Preparatory School. Cropper is also a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors, where he serves as chairman of the Board Quality and Patient Safety Committee. Bank of Ocean City is a locally owned, independent bank, established in 1916. The bank has six offices, four in Ocean City, one in Ocean Pines and one in Berlin.

Komen hires Mandes The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® announces the hiring of Margo Mandes as the Eastern Shore race and development coordinator. Her responsibilities will include developing, promoting and executing fundraising activities and third party events on the Eastern Margo Mandes Shore. Additionally, she will be responsible for all sources of race revenue for the Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure, including sponsorship recruitment and retention, donation and team program development and general race registration promotion and production. Mandes brings more than 10 years of development and event planning experience to Komen Maryland. “Margo’s background will be a valuable asset as we focus on expanding our sponsor efforts on the Eastern Shore and growing the Ocean City Race for the Cure as a destination event, said Robin Prothro, CEO of Komen Maryland.”


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Maryland farmers, fishermen receive penalty relief on taxes (Feb. 1, 2013) Comptroller Franchot last week announced penalty relief for Maryland farmers and fishermen who may be forced to file estimated payments late because of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delayed start to the tax season. Following the Internal Revenue Service, current-year personal income tax returns were not being accepted or processed until Jan. 30. Farmers and fishermen are expected to pay their 2012 taxes by March 1, and missing the deadline typically results in interest penalties due for an underpayment of estimated taxes. Maryland and

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OBITUARIES Linda Carolyn Oehl OCEAN PINES — Linda Carolyn Oehl of Ocean Pines passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Fla., after a courageous battle with a long illness. Born Jan. 27, 1948, in Alexandria, Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Keatts. She will be remembered as kind and thoughtful, a giving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend. At the time of her peaceful passing, she was surrounded by close family. Mrs. Oehl grew up in the Cameron Valley area of Virginia. Her first job was during high school, working in an exclusive boutique in Alexandria. After graduating from Hammond High School in 1965, she went on to spend more than 30 years as an executive assistant, paralegal and office manager for various law firms and title companies. In 1978, she moved to Columbia, Md., where she and her husband raised their daughters. Once her children were grown, she made the decision to retire, and in 2005, she and Barry settled into a cute little beach house in Ocean Pines. She loved living near the beach, where she could spend hours sitting on her front porch in the Pines and waving to people who walked by, driving around the community looking at houses, and people watching on the Boardwalk while eating a funnel cake. Throughout her life, Mrs. Oehl was a consummate mother, wife and homemaker, dedicating her life to creating and maintaining a warm, comfortable home. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing special meals for her family. She was a dedicated Ravens fan and enjoyed wearing purple and watching all of the Ravens football games. Traveling was also a favorite activity, and every year she and her husband visited her family in Florida. Later in her life, her hobbies included dollhouse making, and she took a keen interest in genealogy. She spent the last few years researching, collecting documents and pictures, and compiling everything she could find about her family and her husband’s family. Mrs. Oehl was actively involved with the Ocean Pines Forum, and made many good friends from the forum and the Ocean Pines community who will remember her fondly. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 43 years, Barry, of Ocean Pines; daughters, Stefani Rodriguez of Ellicott City and Samantha Jacobs and her husband, Michael Jacobs of Sunrise, Fla.; grandchildren Gabrielle Rodriguez of Ellicott City and Will Jacobs of Sunrise, Fla.; sister, Mildred “Middy’ Faye Shawver of Santa

Rosa, Calif.; brother, Thomas Keatts Jr. of Burke, Va.; cousins, Linda Florence of Las Vegas, John Page of California and Don Bilbrey and Linda Bilbrey Streat of Springfield, Va.; niece, Mindy Shambaugh; and nephew, Dan Shawver, of Santa Rosa, Calif. She joins those who preceded her in death, including her parents, Thomas Sr. and Ruth Keatts; grandparents, Caner Nelson Hall Sr. and Ollie Mae Hall; aunts, Madeline Robinette and Mildred Faye Suares; uncles, Sylvino Suares, Caner Nelson Hall Jr., Thomas J. Hall and Charles Hall; and nephew, Daryl Shawver. A moment of reflection will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. John Neumann Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, in near Ocean Pines. Following the service, visitors are invited to a “Celebration of Life Open House” at the Oehl home, 13 King Richard Road in Ocean Pines. Linda was passionate about the Baltimore Ravens, so in honor of her love for the team, guests are encouraged to wear purple to the service and open house. Should friends desire, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The American Lung Association, www.lung.org/donate. Donald Scott Moulder OCEAN CITY — Donald Scott Moulder, 49, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Irvington, N.J., he was the son of Howard C. and Meredith E. Mahler Moulder. He is survived by his son, Andrew Simonson Moulder of Ocean City and a brother, Duane Darryll Moulder of Ocean City. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Howard Moulder in 1977. He is also survived by his girlfriend Jeanette Sturgis of Onancock, Va. Mr. Moulder worked in maintenance for the Harrison Group in Ocean City. A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 27, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment was private. Donations may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, 97363 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Maude M. Donoway OCEAN CITY — Maude M. Donoway, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at her home. Born in Quinby, Va., she was the daughter of the late John William Cropper and Mary Anne Powell Cropper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Revere Donoway, in 1996. She was also preceded in death by brothers Edward, Norman and Robert Cropper and sisters, Helen Hill and Francis Davis. Mrs. Donoway was co-owner of Tingle’s Apartments in Ocean City and she also worked at Captain’s Galley Restaurant in West Ocean

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City. She was a member of Bowen-Trinity United Methodist Church (Newark charge), where she enjoyed participating in many of the churches functions and festivities. She attended the MAC Senior Center in Snow Hill, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Jet. She is survived by her six children: Linwood and wife, Joan Donoway, of Newark, Florence Donoway and companion, Troy Croom, of Newark, Mike and wife, Nancy Donoway, of Newark, Tommy and wife, Kim Donoway, of Newark, Paula and husband, Mike Turner, of Snow Hill and Wally and wife, Robyn Donoway of Newark. She was a loving grandmother to Robbie and wife, Tammy Donoway, of North Carolina, Michael and Garren Turner of Snow Hill, Brittanie Turner and companion, Travis Donaway, of Snow Hill, and Jason, Michael, Melissa, Matthew, Amber, Lee and Zack Donoway, all of Newark. She was an adored great-grandmother to Madison and Loreli Donoway, Kensi and Lizy Turner, Coulter Donaway and Lily Donoway. She also had five step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Bernie and wife, Faye Cropper, of Berlin; sister Blanche Hudson of Ocean City; sister-in-law Margaret McSheffry of Salisbury; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 27, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. The Rev. Sherwood McGrath officiated. Interment was in Trinity Garden of Memory Cemetery in Newark. A donation in her memory may be made to the Bowen-Trinity United Methodist Church, (Newark charge), P.O. Box 63, Newark, Md., 21841. Lawrence C. Pitman, Sr. BEERLIN — Lawrence Cralle Pitman, 81, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Benjamin Pitman and Frances Adelaide Lawrenson. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Sharp Pitman, and children, Lawrence C. Pitman Jr. and his wife, Lynda, of Valencia, Calif., and Sandra Ann Beatty of St. Cloud, Fla. He leaves behind one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, John B. Pitman and his wife, Theresa, of Millsboro, Del., and a sister, Patricia Schlauch and her husband, Robert, of Ocean City. Mr. Pitman graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, D.C., in 1951. He had served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and later attended American University. Mr. Pitman worked as an artist for the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Ocean Pines, where he pursued his love of painting and became a well-known painter across the country.

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He also loved birds and had been an avid birder since his youth. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. Rev. Bill Sterling officiated. A donation in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018, or Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Race Track Road, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Hugh Joseph Menghi Jr. BERLIN — Hugh Joseph Menghi Jr., 90, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was the son of the late Hugh Joseph Menghi Sr. and Josephine Cosgrove Menghi. Mr. Menghi is survived by his wife, Irene Menghi; two sons, James Peter Menghi of Colorado and William Michael Menghi of Utah; three daughters, Linda Alyce Bolduc and her husband, Mark, of North Carolina, Donna Marie Faries and her fiancé, Ed, of Delaware and Jeanne Theresa Barnes and her husband, David, of North Carolina; a sister, Jacqueline Canton; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Hugh Menghi, in May 2012. Mr. Menghi was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 20, 1922. He served in WWII and retired from the United States Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1967. He then retired from the state of Delaware after 15 years of service as an environmental engineer in the Deptartment of Natural Resources. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, where friends may call one half hour prior to the service. Father Richard Smith will officiate. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Georgetown, Del. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

MEMORIAL SERVICE A memorial service in memory of Carolyn Love Baria Johnson, an active member of the church and community for 20 years, will be held at Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Light refreshments will be served following the service.


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Pier 1 Imports opens in West OC with gifts for first visitors NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The first 1,000 people who visit Pier 1 Imports on its opening day at the White Marlin Mall on Monday will receive a free reusable canvas tote bag and a free backscratcher. The gifts are in celebration of Pier 1 Imports arrival in West Ocean City. Its doors will open at 10 a.m. at the mall, located just one-half mile west of Ocean City on Route 50 and adjacent to Tanger Outlets. “The opening of our new Pier 1 Imports at White Marlin Mall will be a fitting welcome for all those who live in the Ocean City, Berlin, Ocean Pines and lower Delaware areas,” state manager Frank Pileggi stated in a press release. Pier 1 Imports carries merchandise fitting many decorative styles, plus a broad array of special occasion décor, furniture and gifts. Its buyers import items from more than 50 countries. They comb flea markets, antique stores and bazaars worldwide, searching for unique items.

The new store offers customers an experience similar to a treasure hunt through the “rustic, yet modern open bazaar-meets-antique shop, filled with bold hues, decadent textures, thoughtprovoking patterns, hand-blown glass, cracked ceramics, wrought-iron accents, whimsical conversation pieces and vintage spirit,” according to the press release. Until now, fans of the home furnishings and accessory store have had to travel to Salisbury or Easton in Maryland or Rehoboth Beach or Dover in Delaware to shop. The new 9,800-square-foot West Ocean City store is the only one in the Delmarva area featuring Pier 1 Import’s new store concept. The White Marlin Mall store will feature easy-to-navigate layouts and idea-generating vignettes. This new concept design has received rave reviews from customers at Pier 1 Imports’s new stores in Fairbanks, Alaska, Omaha, Neb., and Kona, Hawaii. The new interior design, which features natural floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit

shelving units lining the walls, makes it easier for shoppers to visualize using the products in their own homes. “I have been here to see the entire build-out of the new concept look and it is awesome,” Pileggi said. “It is truly incredible.” Because of the local interest in the outdoors, the West Ocean City store will have an extensive collection of items to make it easier for people to make their backyards or porches a more functional, yet stylish, extension of their homes. Pier 1 Imports was founded in 1962 in San Mateo, Calif. That first store catered to baby boomers and was known for sell-

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located at 12747 Old Bridge Road in West Ocean City. New and gently used items will be accepted. Diakonia does not accept electronics or bedding. Funds generated through the thrift store support Diakonia’s programs and services in the community. “It seems to be going very well. We’ve had a lot of good response with the expanded area,” Schulz said. “Furniture had been crammed into one of the areas and it was hard for people to see what they were shopping for. Now, with its own separate section, people can see everything much better.” The thrift shop, located on Route 611 and Sunset Avenue, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are sorted and the store is stocked on Monday and Tuesday. Schulz said the store’s busiest day is Wednesday because that’s when the newest selections are available.

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LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) Damien Sanzotti, coach of the Stephen Decatur boys’ swim team, was pleased with the Seahawks’ performance in their 98-72 win over the Milford Buccaneers on Tuesday. “It was a really good Decatur Coach meet. The boys swam really D. Sanzotti well,” Sanzotti said after the victory at the Milford Boys & Girls Club. “A couple of the boys swam their best times.” Sophomore Chris Poole finished in second place in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, but he logged his fastest times of the season, completing the races in 24.95 seconds and 57.72 seconds, respectively. Seahawks who earned individual victories were senior co-captain Shayne Custodio (200IM, 2:19.43; 100-yard backstroke, 58.96 seconds) and juniors Jake Middleton (200 freestyle, 2:01.67; 500 freestyle, 5:29.13) and Cory Campbell (100 breaststroke, 1:17.32). Poole, Custodio, Campbell and senior Jeff Middleton took top honors in the 200yard medley relay race (1:55.80). Senior Zack Keiser joined Custodio, Poole and Jake Middleton for the 400-yard freestyle relay event. The boys won the race in 3:56.22. “They did a fantastic job,” Sanzotti said of the Seahawks. “We’re not quite up to par for regionals, but we’re close. A few more meets and we’ll definitely be ready.” The Lady Seahawks fell to the Milford Bucs, 90-80. Senior co-captain Julia Wellen scored a victory in the 100yard butterfly (1:14.40), and sophomore Madison Tinus won the 200-yard freestyle (2:15.19). See LADY on Page 37A

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Stephen Decatur sophomore Lucas Duker became the 2013 Bayside Conference champion in the high jump event. His jump of 6 feet earned him the title during the conference meet, Jan. 23, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. (Below) Decatur sophomore Jordan Klebe finished in seventh place in the 1,600-meter race and ninth in the 800.

DECATUR BOYS: BAYSIDE CHAMPS Seahawks win Bayside Conference title; ladies finish in second behind Kent Island LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) The Stephen Decatur boys’ indoor track team was favored to win the Bayside Conference championship title and the Seahawks did not disappoint. The squad took home the Bayside crown Jan. 23, following grueling competition at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. “We were really strong in the field events and that helped carry us,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “Kent Island dominated in the distance events (1,600and 3,200-meter races), but we scored really well in a lot of other events.” The Seahawks also captured the top award last year. Sophomore Lucas Duker won the high jump event (6 feet), and senior Patrick

Phillips earned top honors in the shot put (46 feet 4 inches). And senior Kyle Kelly was victorious for the second consecutive year in the 300-meter race (37.38 seconds). Kelly was also a member of Decatur’s 800-meter relay team with seniors James Mapp and Jamel Showell and

sophomore Jakhai Woodard. The boys won the event in 1:35.62. Kelly snagged a third firstplace award in the 1,600meter relay event. Sophomore Jackson Mumford, seniors Sunny Aroh and Daniel Winters, along with Kyle, won the race in 3:45.7. See DECATUR on Page 36A

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and its Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute team welcome all runners and walkers to join its American Heart Month “Heart & Sole” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on Sunday, Feb. 3. The run/walk, to promote exercise and heart health awareness, will begin at the Avery W. Hall Educational Center at 9 a.m. Registration is free and free parking will be provided in the parking lot directly across from the Educational Center on the corner of Waverly Drive and Locust Street. Participants will run or walk a course established near the Medical Center. Joggers with babies and pets are welcome, but rollerblades, skateboards or bicycles will not be permitted. The event will not be timed. Post race door prizes will be awarded and heart-healthy refreshments will be served. To learn more, call Peninsula Regional’s Fitness Plus Department at 410-543-7028 or visit the Classes and Events section of www.peninsula.org.

Spring season lax registration begins Registration for the 2013 outdoor spring season is under way and teams are filling up quickly. For more information, parents may access Coastal Lacrosse Club’s Web site at www.coastallacrosseclub.com. Registration for the 2013 season may be done online through PayPal or the forms can be downloaded and mailed. In order to maintain a low player-to-coach ratio, the club will limit the number of players per team; therefore, teams will be formed solely on a first come, first served basis. Games and practices will be at the Worcester County Northern Complex. Games will be played on both Saturdays and Sundays as the club will be playing teams from both the Delmarva Youth Lacrosse Association and the Eastern Shore Youth Lacrosse Association. The Coastal Lacrosse Club, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit lacrosse organization serving the youth of Delmarva. In addition to Worcester County, players come from lower Sussex County and Wicomico County. The club offers organized, instructional teams for both boys and girls. Kids, ages 514, may participate in the club’s fifth outdoor season. Registration costs $60 per player and $25 for both Scoopers boys and girls. Financial assistance is available. For more information, visit www.coastallacrosseclub.com.


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Lady Seahawks secure win over Worcester County rival LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) The first few minutes of Tuesday’s girls’ basketball game between the Stephen Decatur Seahawks and host Pocomoke Warriors were scoreless, but once the visitors scored, there was no stopping them. Decatur topped its Worcester County rival, 51-38. The Seahawks tallied 14 points in the first quarter and limited the Warriors to three. Decatur tacked on 17 points in the second quarter to lead 31-12 at the halftime break. Pocomoke outscored Decatur 11-9 and 15-11 in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, but the home team was unable to pull ahead. Senior co-captain Abbey Schorr was the Seahawks’ top producer with 24

points and 17 rebounds. Monique Wise, also a senior captain, chipped in with six points and 10 rebounds. “We did so many things so well. We passed well, we were moving to the ball, we beat them to the ball and our press led to turnovers that we capitalized on,” said Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott. “We had high energy. “They pressed us in the second half and I thought we handled it better than the last time we played them,” she said. The Seahawks have five games remaining in the regular season. The squad’s next match is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday at home against the Washington Jaguars. “We need to stay healthy with illness and injury,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “We have to stay in the right mindset and keep our eyes focused on the prize.”

Seahawks lose by five toWarriors MBS WINS OVER ST. FRANCIS DE SALES The Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School girls’ basketball team competed against St. Francis de Sales Catholic School last week. The game ended with a score of 24-8, in favor of Most Blessed Sacrament.

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The Decatur boys’ team scored at total of 140 points. Kent Island finished in second place with 101 points. The Lady Seahawks earned 111 points, good enough for second place. Kent Island finished in first with 123 points. Senior Ameerah Lewis was the only Decatur female athlete to win an event. Lewis scored a victory in the shot put, throwing a distance of 31 feet 10.5 inches. She is a two-time Bayside champ in the event. “Points added up from the other events. We got seven second places and four third places,” Stigler said. “Kent Is-

land scored most of their points in three events (800m, 1,600m and 3,200m). We did pretty well. Most of the girls ran their best times.” The Seahawks will next compete in the 3A East Regional meet, Feb. 5, at the Baltimore Armory. “The region is strong, as usual,” Stigler said. “The competition will be really strong for the runners. I think the field events is where we will excel.” The top four athletes in each regional event will advance to the 3A state championship, scheduled for Feb. 19, at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md.

LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday, according to Coach Mark Engle, but the Seahawks eventually found their rhythm against the Pocomoke Warriors. Unfortunately, the late effort just wasn’t enough and the Warriors walked away with 55-50 victory. The teams tallied near-matching points during most of the match-up. Pocomoke scored 14 points in the first quarter to the Seahawks’ 11. The Warriors edged out Decatur 12-11 in the second quarter to lead 26-22 at the halftime break. In the third quarter, the visiting team outscored the Warriors 15-13 to cut the advantage to two points (39-37). Pocomoke secured the win, tallying 16 points in the fourth quarter to Decatur’s 13. “We had the lead in the third and fourth quarter, but they got a couple of-

fensive rebounds and scored,” Engle said. “With about two minutes left, they went up and stayed up. We didn’t execute well on offense down the stretch and we Decatur Coach had a couple of crucial turnovers. We also got Mark Engle into some foul trouble.” Senior co-captain Jesse Engle was Decatur’s leading scorer with 24 points. Junior Tyler Hunter had 11 points. “All in all, I thought we played fairly well. Just execution down the stretch kind of cost us the game,” the coach said. The Seahawks have five regular-season games remaining. Decatur’s next match is set for Tuesday against the Washington Jaguars in Princess Anne. “We need to control the ball, cut down on our turnovers, only give the other team one opportunity to shoot and execute on offense,” Engle said. “We’re improving, but not at the rate I feel we need to.”

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Decatur grapplers take down Queen Anne’s, Cambridge LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team continues to roll over Bayside Conference opponents as the winter season rolls on. The Queen Anne’s Lions and Cambridge South Dorchester Vikings both fell victim to the Seahawks last week. Coach Todd Martinek said he was pleased with the Seahawks’ performance and happy with the victories. Decatur competed against Queen Anne’s first in Cambridge on Jan. 23, easily winning 37-24. Sophomore TJ Scafone (106), seniors Alex Schiffer (145) and Ryan Kail (285) and junior Andrew Borradaile (160) each pinned their opponents. Joseph Rodriguez, a sophomore, (113) won his match, 8-3, and sophomore Dillon Goggin (120) came from behind to earn a 7-6 victory. “[Goggin] was down by two with eight seconds left. [It was] a good win,” Martinek said. Junior Nate Rosenblatt won his 126pound match 13-2. Senior Kaelan Patterson outscored his opponent 5-2. The Seahawks battled the Vikings next, and came out on top 60-24. Scafone (106), Rosenblatt (120), Schiffer (145), Patterson (152), Borradaile (160), juniors Jared King (170) and Ethan Eibl (220) and Kail (285) pinned their competition. Cambridge forfeited matches to Rodriguez (113) and junior Adam Bargar (195). Decatur’s final meet of the regular season is scheduled today, Friday, in Salisbury against the James M. Bennett Clippers.

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31: At age 31, Beyoncé will be the youngest halftime performer since Justin Timberlake, 23 at the time, perfomed at Super Bowl XXXVII. — Fun facts provided by NFL.com

Just days remain before the biggest NFL game of the season and Baltimore fans are chomping at the bit to see their beloved Ravens hit the field one last time -- the excitement is palpable! LISA CAPITELLI n Assistant Editor (Feb. 1, 2013) Maryland football fans watching Sunday’s big game will have much to cheer about as Baltimore’s beloved Ravens are competing in Super Bowl XLVII. Charm City’s finest will battle the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Football enthusiasts who can’t make it to Louisiana for the game can still watch all the action in and around Ocean City. A number of restaurants and bars are planning parties. Here are some of the festivities:

WEST OCEAN CITY:

n 19th Hole Bar & Grill, Route 611: Happy hour during the game includes $5 wings, cheese pizzas and nachos, 50-cent raw oysters, $3 Ravens loaded bake potatoes, $6.50 oyster fritter sandwiches and $2 Ravens shots. n Harborside, South Harbor Road: Get 20-ounce Miller Lite or Coors Light drafts in Raven’s Souvenir cup $2.50 and 16-ounce Coors Light cans for $2.50. Food specials include wings, steamed shrimp and clams, mussels, crab cakes, fried oysters, sliders and French dip sandwiches. n Hooters, Route 50: Drink spe-

cials start at 4 p.m. and include $8 domestic pitchers of beer, $5 Snappys, $4 Fireball shots and Twisted Teas, $3 Blue Moon drafts, $2 Pickle shots and Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts. Carryout food packages available.

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n Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street: Tshirt giveaways, purple pain shooters, half-price shrimp, $2 slices, among other specials. n Seacrets, 49th Street: Seacrets opens at 11 a.m., nightclub at 2 p.m. for pre-game party. DJ Bobby O before the game, DJ Tuff after. Watch the game on the 13-foot by 26-foot screen and on several other televisions in Morley Hall. Tailgate menu and drink specials available, as well as half-price jerk chicken,

fries, steamed shrimp and onion rings. Two-for-one pizzas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Half-price entrees, 5-10 p.m. n BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street: Super Tailgate part begins at 2 p.m. Teenage Rust & the Fabulous Rustettes will perform before the game. Food specials include corned beef sliders with Swiss and slaw, $5.99, “Hon” saloon burgers (three sliders), $6.49, San Fran burrito (chicken, beans and Rice-a-Roni topped with pepperjack queso, $5.99, and Fisherman’s Wharf shrimp basket, $6.99. Featured drinks are $5 Ravens Crush, $3 Natty Boh purple cans, $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 Coors Light, Miller Lite and Natural Light, and $3 rail drinks. n Greene Turtle, 116th Street: Home of Ravens Roost 44. Get 22ounce drafts in a souvenir cup, $2.50 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud Light, $3.99 Stella and Blue Moon. Super special menu with $6 items includes halfrack of ribs, 12-inch pizza, loaded fries, eight wings, four cheeseburger sliders, fried mozzarella or bowl of chili. n Breakers Pub and Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant, inside Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 101st Street: Super Bowl tailgate party starts at 6 p.m. Food specials include crab cake sliders or half-pound of steamed shrimp for $8.95, pound of wings or naSee RESORT on Page 2B


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Though last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matchup was between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, this crew gave love to the Baltimore Ravens while watching Super Bowl XLVI at Smitty McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raw Bar and Restaurant in Fenwick Island. Pictured are Sandy and Tony Bisesi, left, and Earle and Laurie Beyer. Hope those jerseys are still in good condition â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; your beloved Ravens will take the field this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.

chos for $5.95, 16-inch cheese pizza, $9.95. Or for $30, get a pound of wings, nachos and a pair of burgers and crab cake sliders with a 32-ounce pitcher of beer. Tailgate-inspired entrees and drink specials also available. n Grotto Pizza, 125th Street: Coors Light, $3.50 22-ounce beers all day every day. Also, $3.50 Miller Lite 22-ounce drafts and pizza specials at the bar Saturdays and Sundays. n Ponzettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza, 144th Street: Football specials include $2 pizza slices, 50-cent wings, $1.50 domestic drafts, $1.75 Natural Light and PBR cans and $2.50 domestic bottles.

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n Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Mumfords Landing Road: Party kicks off at 3 p.m. Buffet for $15 per person, drink specials also offered. n Whiskerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill, Pines Plaza, off Cathell Road: Chili hard tacos, $1.25 (minimum three), hot dogs, $1.25, cheese steak sliders, $2.99 and steamed shrimp, $5.79 for half-pound and $9.99 for a pound are among the Sunday football specials.

DELAWARE:

n High Stakes Bar & Grill, Route 54 Fenwick Island: Specials include $2 Coors Light and Miller Lite 16-ounce aluminums, $2.50 rail drinks, $3 Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hard Lemonade, $3.50 Fireball shots and $4 Orange Crushes, $4.25 mini cheese steaks, $4.50 sausage with onions and peppers, $4.75 mini meatball sub and 50-cent wings (orders of 10). There will also be jersey raffles, giveaways and a cake served during halftime. An autographed Ray Lewis helmet will also be raffled off Sunday. n Smitty McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Route 54: Chris Button and Randy Lee Ashcraft will perform from 2-5 p.m. Drinks specials include $1.75 domestic drafts, $1.99 select domestic bottles and rail drinks and $2 purple Jell-O shots. Some food specials offered are $6.99 wings (10), 50-cent oysters and clams, $2 sliders, $6.99 halfpound steamed shrimp and $5.99 meatball subs. n House of Welsh, Coastal Highway: Football specials include $1.75 16ounce drafts, $1.99 rail drinks and $5.49 burgers, also get half-pound steamed shrimp, $3.99, wings, steamed clams or mussels for $4.99. n Cottage CafĂŠ, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony Towers): Featured items for Super Bowl include 50-cent fiery fingers, barbecued pork sliders for $5.99, crabby pretzel sticks for $10.99, build-your-own chili nachos for $8.99, cheese steak subs or cream of crab, Baltimore crab or San Francisco-style Cippino soup in a bread bowl for $7.99, $4 big Yuengling drafts, and $2.25 pints of Coors Light and Miller Lite.


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Tidewater Singers bring a capella to Community Church in OP (Feb. 1, 2013) Spring is closer than the calendar would suggest, and to mark its beginning, the Tidewater Singers — a voice a capella choir with more than 20 members — will bring two concerts of Renaissance, ecclesiastical and contemporary music to the Community Church at Ocean Pines on April 20. A matinee show will be at 3 p.m., and the evening concert at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 each. Proceeds from the concerts will support the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, sponsors of the Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program, and the Tidewater Singers. Under the direction of William R. Thomas, the Easton-based choir will return to the lower Eastern Shore for the first time in many years. The spring concerts will feature “Lux Aeterna,” by American composer Morton Lauridsen, who described his wedding between poetry and classical music as “an intimate work of quiet serenity centered around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination at all levels.” One movement he calls “red wine music … earthy and dramatic.” Another is characterized as “cooler, crisper, classic,” and the third as “pastels, delicate and hopefully charming.” “The concert by Tidewater Singers this afternoon … was absolutely one of the finest choral concerts I’ve ever attended,” one music lover said after the Christmas concert last year. “Concerts at the Community Church typically sell out quickly,” said violinist and Jesse Klump Memorial Fund Board member Katherine Munson. “The acoustics are superb, an ideal space for this great choir.” For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 443-982-2716 or visit go to www.jessespaddle.org.

AARP offers free taxprepassistance (Jan. 25, 2013) AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation for 2012 tax season, beginning Feb. 2. Users do not need not be a member of AARP. AARP Foundation operates the AARP Tax-Aide program under a cooperative agreement with the IRS. Preparation is done by trained volunteers and free e-filing is included. Appointments are required. Filings will be prepared at the following locations: Ocean City library on Thursdays and Saturdays (410-2131608); Ocean Pines library on Mondays and Thursdays (410-213-1608); Community Church at Ocean Pines on Saturdays (410-213-1608); Pocomoke library on Feb. 15, March 1, 15 and 29, and April 12 only (410-957-0878); and Snow Hill library on Feb. 15, March 19 and April 2 only (410-632-1277).

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Hanna’s happy hour filled with socializing jitterbugs IRISH KEMP ■ Contributing Writer

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The Burns brothers, Mike, above left, and Bob, are joined by Kris at High Stakes. (At right) Ocean City Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, left, says her goodbyes at St. Andrews Center.

floor. Even first-timers, Ocean Piners, plopped by the coveted fireplace, dragged themselves away from the roaring fire to perform. Around our town, January birthdays kids, Lynn Henning, Judi Jenkins and Rita Bowman are out and about adhering to the town’s tradition of celebrating any special occasion for a minimum of 30 days. Congratulations to February celeSee GET on Page 12B

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APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-2139204 Feb. 1: Dave Dave Sherman Sherman, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2: Walt Farozic, 6-10 p.m. BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 Feb. 1: Chest Pains, 9 p.m. Feb. 2: No Biscuyts, 9 p.m. Feb. 3: Teenage Rust & The Fabulous Rustettes, 3 p.m. Feb. 6: Christopher Dean Band, 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 Feb. 1: DJ Hook, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 2: DJ Groove, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Hook Animal

House, 10 p.m. Feb. 3: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Feb. 1: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 2: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 3: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 7: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 Feb. 1: DJ Z-Man Feb. 2: 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, 6-10 p.m. Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside

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TEENAGE RUST AND THE FABULOUS RUSTETTES BJ’s on the Water: Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

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Ocean Pines residents Frank Conforti, Elva Fagan and Dick Cerv, from left above, grab seats at the Country Club bar before the crowd arrives on Jan. 25.

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Jim Mitchell, above left, and Chuck and Carol Gretz, all of Ocean Pines, enjoy their beers at the bar as the snow begins to fall outside the Country Club last Friday. (Left) Lilly and Bill Cordwell of Ocean Pines arrive early to get a table near the bar at the Country Club on Friday.


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Ravens fans Neil and Mary White, above, of Ocean Pines enjoy being upstairs at the Country Club, which has happy hour and food specials each Friday. (Right) Ocean Pines residents Agnes and Bob Dowling spend time last Friday at the Country Club.

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$2 RAVENS SHOTS $6.50 OYSTER FRITTER SANDWICH $6 RAVENS SAMPLER

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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 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ DUFFY’S TAVERN, 130th Street, Montego Bay Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-250-1449 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Unique Irish tavern serving the best steaks, seafood and over-stuffed sandwiches. A local’s favorite with authentic Irish specialities, including shepard’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. Outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual

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fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FRESCO’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410-524-8202 / www.ocfrescos.com / $$$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / On the bay, serving seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-MAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GIUSEPPE O’LEARY, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City 410-213-2868 / www.submarinaoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / 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 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-2131846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / 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 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and allyou-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open yearround. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Sea-food, 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 City

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410-289-2690 and Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-1841 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS. Things are always getting better at Hooters! Fresh menu offering a number of ground chuck burgers, green salads, world famous chicken wings with 11 flavorful sauces and a fun children’s menu. Relax in the beach atmosphere or enjoy the outdoor seating. Happy hour every day, 3-7 p.m. Full bar available. Authentic Hooters merchandise in kids and adult sizes. Enjoy all the sports packages on large, flat screen TVs and great service by the delightful Hooters girls. Live entertainment. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Find out why we say, “Hooters makes you happy!” ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-5243535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($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 410-6417501 / www.oceanpines.org, www.theclubsofoceanpines.com / $$ / VMC-AE / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean Pines Yacht Club and Marina is open to the public for casual waterfront dining. Fresh local menu, on-site catering and Sunday brunch. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6821 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / 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. ■ 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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FRIDAY, FEB. 1 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. ‘55 ALIVE’ SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM — Sponsored by the Ocean Pines AARP chapter. Cost is $12 for national AARP members and $14 for non-members. To sign up, call Dave Lloyd at 410-641-6278. Several auto insurance companies provide three-year discounts for those taking the course.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 BENEFIT DANCE FOR PHIL ENGSTROM — Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Headquarters, 1409 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7-11 p.m. Food, dancing, door prizes and auction. Phil Engstrom, a hand dancing instructor and member of the DC Hand Dancing, suffered a massive stroke in April. His insurance stopped in September. Cost is $25. Tickets: Gina, 240-765-9457. All proceeds will go to Engstrom and his recovery. Donations can be made through Philengstrom. webs.com or can be mailed to Phil Engstrom, 778 94th St., #304, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

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. VIOLIN CONCERT BY KIDS FOR KIDS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 11 a.m. Play along with rhythm instruments and learn about the violin and how it works. Take a turn trying to play the violin. All ages. Info: 410-208-4014. INDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch. Soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926. WRITE IT! CREATIVE WRITING FORUM — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10 a.m. Novice and established writers gather to share their fiction, nonfiction and creative writing projects. Program includes critiques and appreciation as well as market leads and writing exercises. Info: 410-641-0650. CIVIL WAR HISTORY AND TRIVIA DAY — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 1-4:30 p.m. With renowned Gettysburg speaker

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Matt Dodd. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Meal and show, cornbread, pinto beans, pork, apple pie and ice cream. Take your artifacts. Public welcome. Call: 410-524-8196.

Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-9 and free to kids 5 and younger. Info: Lisa Aydelotte, 410-289-1413 or ocdowntownassociation@verizon.net.

FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mt. Pleasant Church, Mount Pleasant Road, Willards, 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat fried chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children and free to those 5 and younger. Bake table and carry-outs available. Info: 410835-8542.

SUPER BOWL PARTY — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City. Post opens at 12:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet from 5 p.m. until the end of the game. Turkey, ham and roast beef sandwiches, chicken fingers, chili, hot dog bar, chicken and dumplings, baked ziti, mac and cheese, pasta salad, chips, pretzels, dips, veggie tray and brownies. Cost is $8. Happy hour prices all day. Info: 410-289-3166.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SCRAMBLE 2013 — Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 12367 Eagle’s Nest Road, Berlin. Tailgate party with 18-hole scramble tournament. Scoring in traditional football manner, awarding points for touchdowns, field goals and extra points, and penalizing for safeties. Tailgate party starts at 9 a.m., game starts at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $50 per player, and include green fees, cart and tailgate party. Prizes awarded. Sign up: 410-213-7277. GRANVILLE TRIMPER PANCAKE BREAKFAST Ocean View American Grill, 1601 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, 8 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and sodas.

ALL-U-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — Berlin Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for all-you-can-eat and $6 for carry outs.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format Continued on Page 10B


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recognition in the printed program. Info: 410250-0300. Tickets: Pat Luckett, 302-436-0351.

STORY TIME — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-6410650.

STORY TIME — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 2-5. Info: 410-524-1818.

LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, infant 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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS, INTERNET Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 8 a.m. This four-part class provides a foundation for using a computer and the Internet. Advance registration is required by calling 410-208-4014.

PLAY TIME — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 10:30 a.m. Parents and children, infant to 5 years old, explore educational toys together in an interactive, free play program. Info: 410-957-0878.

FOREIGN POLICY KEY ISSUES: DISCUSSION GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to noon. Reading and discussion of major foreign policy issues. Group meets bimonthly, February through May. Study guide provided. Register: 410-208-4014.

are welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. 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. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728. DOLORES ANDREW’S COLOR AND DESIGN WORKSHOP — Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street in Ocean City, Feb. 4-6, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Exercises designed to help students analyze their own work, try a different color palette and work on stronger compositions. Take watercolors, acrylics or oils with all six colors of the color wheel, plus ivory and black. Call or e-mail for complete supply list. Cost is $85 for members and $102 for non-members. Info: 410-5249433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

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, 410-208-4014. 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. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR — Berlin Main Place Complex, 9956 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6 p.m. Receive information about the lap band and gastric sleeve weight loss procedures. Pre-register: 410-641-3960. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, first Monday of each month, 6-7 p.m. All welcome. Altrenia Wright will discuss laboratory testing. Info: Darlene Jameson, 410629-6877 or the Atlantic General Hospital diabetes education program, 410-641-9703. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 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, 410-251-2083. AARP CHAPTER 4507 MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Social time is at 9:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Judy Stinebiser from Shepherd’s Nook and Ethel Betts from Sarah’s Pantry. Take canned goods for Sarah’s pantry. Info: Larry Walton, lrwalto@yahoo.com or 443-831-1791.

GENEALOGY SEMINAR: DISCOVER FAMILY HISTORY — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1-3 p.m. Thomas Dempsey, member of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will show participants how to find answers about their heritage. In the four-week seminar participants will learn the best reference materials to use, how to accurately record their findings and what all of it means. Pre-registration is required by calling 410-208-4014. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, Clarksville, Del, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, rotunda, 10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., 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, 410-6419734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645. DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.

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. BINGO LUNCHEON — St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City. Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. with 18 games of bingo to follow. Tickets cost $25 for 17 games (not including the “Split the Pot”). Organizations and individuals can sponsor regular games for $40 and special games for $60, which includes

TRAVEL PRESENTATION — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 4 p.m. The Worcester County Library Foundation Travel presentation “The Canadian Rockies” informational seminar for September trip. Rockies Rail Highlights Vacation. Info: 410-208-4014. E-READER TECH ZOO — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St. Learn how to download ebooks from the public library to your Kindle, at 2 p.m.; your Nook, at 3 p.m.; and to your iPad, at 4 p.m. Info: 410-641-0650. AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m. Dr. Clara Small, Salisbury University professor, will lead two-week course in tracing African American heritage. Register: 410-632-3495. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-8 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month. Trenia Wright will discuss laboratory testing. All welcome. Info: Ellen Lurz, 443-814-5450, elurz52@mchsi.com or the Atlantic General Hospital diabetes education program, 410-641-9703.

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gles 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. 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. BARISTA AND BOOKS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for children, infant to 5 years old and freshly brewed coffee for their caregivers. Info: 410-208-4014. YOUNG AND RESTLESS — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Creative science, art and music activities for children ages 3-5. Dress for a mess. Call ahead to reserve your space: 410-632-3495. WOMEN’S CLUB OF OCEAN PINES MEETING Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Discussion of the proposed budget, dues and organizational concepts. Membership year is September 2012 through August 2013 for a fee of $5. Refreshments served. Info: Susann Palamara, 410-208-2821 or smpal1@verizon.net. FREE RESUME WORKSHOP — Wor-Wic Community College, Hazel Center, room 302, 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, 6-8 p.m. The workshop is designed to help students, alumni and member of the community prepare for the college’s job fair on March 20. Pizza and soda served. Reserve a seat: 410-334-2903 or careerservices@worwic.edu.

ONGOING EVENTS WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through March. Featuring Barbara Doyle Schmidt, February/March Artist of the Month. Info: 410-208-4014. ARTIST SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, through March. Featuring works by Edith Vogl, oil and watercolor artist. Info: 410-208-4014.

TRI-COUNTY GO RED EVENT — Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave., Berlin, 5:30-8 p.m. Annual Go Red Event for Women featuring dinner, health screenings and vendors, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Speakers, ballroom and zumba demonstrations, 6:30-8 p.m. Wear red to this free event. Register: wicomicohealth.org by Feb. 4. Info: Atlantic General Hospital, 410-629-6820 or Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 410-543-7028.

4TH ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE — Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, April 3, 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free conference, continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Learn about the latest health initiatives in Worcester County, Maryland’s health insurance exchange and attend the “Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Emergency,” an interactive session. RSVP: Sue Buhrt, 410-632-110, Ext. 1164 or Sue.Buhrt@maryland.gov by March 20.

GRACE PARKER ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — First Presbyterian Church, 1301 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggs any style, pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, bacon, sausage, country ham, homemade biscuits, hash browns, grits, coffee and tea. Cost is $8 or $6 to carry out. Milk, sodas, orange juice available. Info: 410-289-9340.

FREE SCREENINGS — Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Wednesdays, 2:304 p.m., through Feb. 13. Learn ways to decrease risks of falling and how to improve body mechanics. Dr. Christine Kappes will be giving free screening and evaluations of back and body posture. Info: 410-641-7052 or rec@oceanpines.org.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Sin-

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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Country-style potato salad comforting during chilly winter months FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Add crisp, smokey bacon, hard-boiled eggs to recipe DEBORAH LEE WALKER ■ Contributing Writer (Feb. 1, 2013) The darkness of the night is a prelude to the pageantry of dawn. The watchful eye of the moon bids “adieu” to another passing day. All is silent, but Mother Nature relishes in her language of instinctive ways. Before the awakening of cosmic interaction, glistening, white powder descends on the path before me. Purity emulsifies the power of peace. Silence is a language of its own, even without the use of words. Cookery as a whole, with

all its complexities, must be explored so perfection is achieved. One might ask how “silence” has purpose and meaning? The ability to remain neutral allows the seeds of inspiration to simmer with integrity. The glistening of the iridescent snow hides the dark secrets of the past. Country style-potato salad is the thought to be. Do I dare disrupt the blanket of virgin snow? As I take a leap of faith, the familiar sound of snow being reduced beneath my feet accents the state of seclusion around my being and fortifies my belief in solitude. Now I can tackle the task at hand. Potatoes are comprised of starch and

water; the cooking method controls the reaction between the two. Boiled potatoes contain a low starch and high-moisture content. The result is, they do not absorb as much water so the cell structure stays intact and the potato holds its shape. In other words, white or red potatoes — as opposed to Russet or Yukon Gold — are perfect for potato salad. I know texture and acidity are going to be major considerations. But before this thought can be embellished, I am going to treat myself to a glass of Petite Sarah from Rosenblum Cellars. The bouquet of blackberries, chocolate and black pepper sounds quite delectable. Julia Child would be very proud! So much is happening and the future is uncertain, but I must get back to my roots. I trust guidance will walk with me each and every step. Crisp, smoky bacon

and potatoes are a perfect marriage. This added element will support the theme of contrast. Chefs know superlative is based on a foundation of extraordinary. Crisp celery, sweet onions, glorious green peppers and finely chopped hard-boiled eggs add to the spectrum of deliciousness. Another glass of Petite Sarah sooths the soul; my mood is mellower and my trusty pen records thoughts more honestly. Being one with one’s self is not to be pitied — do not confuse this existential state with loneliness. Placing distractions on the back burner mushrooms clarity, which in turn leads one to their desired destiny. The potato salad is near completion. I want to infuse flavor into the potatoes. Relaxation sparks the idea of the chicken See KEY on Page 13B

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Explore forest, swamp Saturday (Feb. 1, 2013) Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum will provide a guided nature hike to explore the Pocomoke Forest and Nassawango Cypress Swamp on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Winter Walk, from 2-4 p.m., will be led by Bob and Kathy Fisher. The Nature Conservancy’s trail north of Old Furnace Road will be used. It is maintained by The Nature Conservancy volunteers, including Gary Marine, who also serves as a member of Furnace Town’s board of directors. Walkers will learn about the 300acre pond, and there will opportunities to see majestic tulip poplar trees and to discover hundreds of cypress knees along the Nassawango Creek. The Winter Walk will begin and end at Furnace Town. Hikers are encouraged to wear water-resistant shoes and take binoculars. The walks are part of the museum’s educational program. Reservation may be made by calling 410-632-2032. Each walk costs $5 for adults; $4.50 for AAA members, guests with military ID and those 60 and older; and $3 for children ages 3-18. Members of the Furnace Town Foundation or The Nature Conservancy will receive free admission with their valid membership cards.

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Tri-county agencies partner for annual Go Red Event (Feb. 1, 2013) All too often women do not realize they are suffering from a heart attack until it is too late. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from all forms of cancer. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against the disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, and the Go Red for Women campaign was born. The goal is to raise awareness about heart disease, the No. 1

killer of women. Since 2004, Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County health departments have partnered for a “Tri County Go Red Event,” which highlights the impact of heart disease on women. The event is designed to educate women about how to reduce the risk for developing heart disease, as well as how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. The 2013 Tri County Go Red Event

will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30-8 p.m., at Berlin Intermediate School, 309 Franklin Ave. A light dinner, free health screenings and vendors will be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Speakers, ballroom dancing and Zumba demonstrations will be provided from 6:30-8 p.m. The free event is open to individuals of all ages and participants should wear red. Pre-registration by Feb. 4 is encouraged. Register online at wicomicohealth. org. For information, call AGH at 410629-6820 or PRMC at 410-543-7028.

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brators, Evelyn Westfall, Carroll Wagner, Ruth Biller, Rick Hansen, Theresa Smith, Joe O’Neil and Jean Fohl and anniversary couples, Jim and Pat Dembeck and my ever-so-helpful and active neighbors, Jim and Helen Geslois. No need for this fun couple to plan a big celebration party, the town does the honors. The Gesloises tied the knot on Valentine’s Day many years ago. If you spot any of these folks out celebrating, give ’em a big hug for me. Life on our shore is never a bore. Don’t pass up the annual town-sponsored

Valentine’s Day dinner and dance for area seniors held in the Clarion’s Crystal Ballroom on Thursday, Feb 14. I’ve been assured the music will be the kind our ever-so-active area seniors prefer. A few years ago, on a Wildwood trip, the entertainer/guitarist started his after-dinner show, much to the surprise of his captive audience, with “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” His explanation, when the group complained, was, “They told me yous guys were seniors.” Trust me, he changed his “tunes” after that close encounter with our lively group of OC trippers. Call Ann Brent at Northside Park, 410250-0125, for tickets and info about the Valentine’s Day event.

This little bit of info really dates me, but after “re-perusing” one of editor Stewart Dobson’s old columns about his dog, Crazy Eddie’s opossum attack, I feel a canine-ical connection. Our family pet, Crazy Teddy, a rabbit hound, brought home by my Dad, never ever spent a day out hunting. Crazy Teddy spent his nights chasing Model Ts, the milkman’s horse and bodaciously, humongously large trucks. And it showed. He’d disappear for two or three days. When he came home, he’d stay in his doghouse nursing his wounds. Dogs were incredibly tough in the olden days. Not to worry, Crazy Teddy lived to be a 102 in people years. C U in OC!

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish will be celebrating a

HEALING MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013 AT 12 NOON AT HOLY SAVIOR CHURCH – 1705 PHILADELPHIA AVE – OCEAN CITY

All those who are ill in body, mind, or spirit, especially elderly people weak or suffering from a chronic condition are invited to attend. Please contact the parish office at (410) 289-0652/holysavior17@comcast.net to sign up for the Mass and Anointing.

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stock and white vinegar, but I know tossing hot potatoes with this mixture has a major disadvantage. The potatoes are low in starch and the flavored soaking will result in a slightly mushy exterior. The solution: boil the potatoes in chicken stock and white vinegar. This step will incorporate the desired, subtle flavors and at the same time maintain the integrity of the potatoes. As I put my pen to rest, the wine glass is carefully washed and put away. It is time to snuggle underneath the covers. I rest my head on my favorite pillow knowing country-style potato salad is delightful and comforting. Country-Style Potato Salad 5 pounds white potatoes, peeled 6 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped 1 pound thick sliced bacon, crispy and finely chopped 4 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 sweet onion, finely chopped chicken stock white vinegar kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1. Boil potatoes in chicken stock with several splashes of vinegar until they are tender. Drain and set aside. 2. When the potatoes have cooled, chop them into various sized-cubes. It makes for a more interesting presentation and gives the salad texture. 3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Dressing 2 cups Hellmann’s mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Italian dressing 1 teaspoon bacon drippings 1. Mix ingredients thoroughly. 2. Add dressing to the salad. Mix well.

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