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City will re-light smoking on beach, Boardwalk debate Area resorts have already put in place measures to be entirely free of smoke

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NOT EXACTLY INDIAN SUMMER The Indian at the inlet parking lot was covered by guess what? More snow. With spring already started, we’re still dealing with winter’s leftovers. Worcester County Public Schools were closed Wednesday.

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) City Council announced this week that a discussion on making the resort’s beaches smoke-free will be scheduled for next month, a long-anticipated move that seems to be gaining traction amidst the recent tide of “clean image” policies from City Hall. “I think the support is there for some type of plan to be more pro-active,” said Councilman Brent Ashley, noting that the measure had been the subject of favorable discussion at one of the council’s recent strategic planning sessions. “I think we’re falling behind our competitors if we don’t go forward with

this,” Ashley said. The topic will be presented at the April 15 council session, City Manager David Recor said, along with a bulletpoint list of “best practices for the beach and Boardwalk” gathered from city staff. “This is an extremely important discussion,” said Council Secretary Mary Knight. The push to ban smoking on the city’s beach goes hand-in-hand with a number of other quality-of-life initiatives the council has undertaken. This summer will be the debut of “no profanity please” signs on the Boardwalk, a ban on riding in the beds of pickup trucks, and proposed increased enforcement of cigarette butt littering. “It’s not unlike the profanity signs,” said Councilman Dennis Dare. “We tried addressing it three years ago by having a voluntary smoking area on the See CITY Page 3

City to install ‘No Profanity Please’ signs on Boardwalk brought up the idea after it was suggested to her, she said, by two hoteliers. City Manager David Recor said the signs would likely be made in two sizes, 12-by-18 inches and 24-by-18, using the vinyl sign machine recently purchased by the city’s Public Works Department. Cost, including materials, labor, and installation, is $45 for the smaller and $67 for the larger. Signs of a similar nature have long been in use in Virginia Beach. There, however, they are enforceable under an ordinance prohibiting “abusive language” or language “reasonable calculated to provoke a breach of the peace.” When discussed earlier this year by Ocean City’s Police Commission, the consensus was that the resort should not create any laws that may be challenged as a violation of Freedom of See PUBLIC Page 4

Initiative only courtesy notice as resort has laws against swearing in public

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) The city will banking on goodwill and voluntary obedience when it comes to the “no profanity please” signs that are planned for the Boardwalk. City council voted this week to go ahead with the initiative, which will see signs placed at each street end on the boards. Done in a style similar to the city’s website and other promotional materials, the signs will only be a courtesy notice, as Ocean City has law against swearing in public. “The whole idea is just to show that Ocean City cares,” said Council Secretary Mary Knight, who initially

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City to hear smoking discussions Continued from Page 1 beach, and I think that showed that smokers who are cognizant of their surroundings already elect to not infringe on non-smokers.” For the 2011 season, the city placed butt-disposal stations along the beach, asking smokers to smoke there and dispose of their butts properly instead of putting them out anywhere in the sand. Success has been mixed - many smokers do use them, but the vast majority of litter collected by the city’s beach

cleaning tractors is still cigarette filters. “My feeling is that society is drifting that way [toward banning smoking], and it’s time that we step up to where other gathering places like restaurants and bars did several years ago,” Dare said. “People have a right to expect clean air.” With Rehoboth Beach passing a smoking ban earlier this year, all of Ocean City’s Delaware neighbors – Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, and Fenwick - will be smoke-free.

American Legion’s Support the Troops effort a success (March 28, 2014) Phase I of the Support the Troops program was very successful as 104 boxes were sent to troops in December. Many favorable comments have come back to the American Legion Post #166 from abroad. Phase II is up and running and items will be collected until Saturday, April 26. The boxes will be packed on Sunday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Post on 24th Street in Ocean City. The items listed below came from Sgt. Joshua Caracciolo, a supply sergeant with C Company of the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. Sgt. Caracciolo, a member of Post

#166, just arrived in the war zone a few weeks ago and e-mailed the Post with a list of items needed that can make things easier. Items needed include: baby wipes, beef jerky, Ramen noodles (chicken, beef, cheese), Sudoku puzzles, Tom Clancy splinter cell books, Axe Shower Gel, Head and Shoulders Shampoo, candy, Crest white toothpaste and drink mixes. Donations for postage can be dropped off at the Post or mailed to Post #166 P.O. Box 63 Ocean City, Md. 21843 or call Sarge Garlitz at 443-7351942, or e-mail firstsgt166@msn.com.

If next month yields a positive response, a policy for Ocean City could be in place by the summer season, although Councilwoman Margaret Pillas said she would still rather put the issue to referendum in the fall. “We’ve been through this many times before, since I’ve been here, and I’d still like to see it put to the voters,” Pillas said. Dare said he doubted how productive a referendum would be, given that the roughly 20 percent of the population that smokes would be predictably for it and the rest predictably against. “If you want to know the result of the referendum, I could probably tell you right now,” he said. “We need to get input from the public, and after we’re educated on the subject, the Mayor and Council need to make that decision.” Enforcement of a potential ban would likely be done in the same way that other beach restrictions, such as the prohibition on ball sports, are done. Only if the lifeguard receives a complaint, or sees that the infraction is causing a problem, does it become an issue. And only if the violator refuses to stop or is recalcitrant toward the lifeguard are the police involved. “Enforcement, I don’t think, is going to be an issue in reality,” Dare said. “I would hope that it would be a ‘soft opening’ with mostly casual warnings, if we do in fact decide to do it.”


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Sheriff’s office requests funding increases Reggie Mason makes plea for 12 percent hike to help pay for additional deputies By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) Sheriff Reggie Mason is asking for a 12 percent increase for his fiscal year 2015 budget. If the Worcester County Commissioners grant his request, his office would have a budget of $6.99 million, an increase of $752,041 over the current budget of $6.28 million. That requested increase includes $189,535 for salaries for additional deputies, part-time employees and increased hours for school safety deputies, $121,795 for law enforcement maintenance, supplies and equipment and $431,157 for new ve-

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Continued from Page 1 Speech – especially given the city’s poor history of First Amendment suits by street performers. “Although this is not an ordinance but rather a suggestion, it’s the right thing to do and sends the right message,” said Councilman Brent Ashley. Last year, Ashley had pushed for a ban on saggy pants, modeled after the same in Wildwood, N.J., as a means to clean up the resort’s image. He has also pressed for increased littering enforcement to combat the proliferation of cigarette butts, and pointed this week to Dewey Beach’s increased fines for public urination. “I think it’s fair to say that our competitors are dealing with similar decency issues and are taking steps to protect their ‘family friendly’ images,” Ashley said. Recor noted that businesses wishing to display the signs could contact his office, which will coordinate another printing run with Public Works. Unlike Ocean City and Maryland as a whole, Virginia Beach maintains a number of antiquated commonwealth laws that have long since been rendered moot in more legally rigorous states, and which would likely not pass the “duck test” for a First Amendment violation on the federal level. For instance, premarital sex is still a punishable offense in Virginia Beach. It is also illegal to “purchase, barter or exchange or in any manner obtain, from any person under the age of eighteen (18) years, any kind of secondhand articles, junk, rags, metals or other like commodities.”


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Annual Boardwalk stroll April 5 raises funds for St. Jude Hospital has treated more than 20,000 kids since ‘62

(March 28, 2014) For an 11th year, participants can raise money for the treatment of cancer-stricken children and research for a cancer cure by walking the Boards in Ocean City. The 11th annual “Let’s Walk the Boards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital” takes place on Saturday, April 5, on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in front of the tram station at the south end of the Boardwalk. Since its founding in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Hospital has treated more than 20,000 children from the United States and 70 foreign countries, without regard to race, religion, or ability to pay. Contributions are used prudently, with 81 cents of every dollar going to the current or future needs of the hospital. St. Jude Children’s Hospital is the leading researcher of childhood cancer, pediatric AIDS and genetic immune disorders. Cancer survivor rates for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia are miraculous, with 94 percent of patients surviving today compared to 4 percent in 1962. The cost to participate in the Ocean City walk is $15, and walkers are en-

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Legion to host event honoring Vietnam veterans

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A set table waits in the American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 building on Philadelphia Avenue to remember prisoners of war and those who went missing in action. The American Legion with the Ocean City chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host its annual “welcome home day” for Vietnam veterans this Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) The American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 will again host its Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day tomorrow, Saturday, at 2308 Philadelphia Avenue. The same date in 1973 marked the official departure of the last U.S. troops from Vietnam and is celebrated nationwide as Vietnam Veterans Day. Last year, more than 60 veterans and their family members attended the local event. The new Ocean City Chapter #1091 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will attend the welcome home event, which takes place from 1-3 p.m. tomorrow. As its President Nelson Kelly explained, the day remains significant for the veterans. “When one veteran meets another veteran from Vietnam, the big thing they say is, ‘Welcome home,’ because there weren’t a lot of ‘welcome homes’ for us,” Kelly said. He is one of hundreds of thousands who left his home at age 18 when his draft number was called, in 1966 in Kelly’s case. He completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Sill, Okla., before shipping out with his company. But for Kelly, the struggle started before ever stepping foot in the warzone. “I remember leaving Oakland, California, on a ship, going under the Golden Gate Bridge — water flat as ice — and I got sea sick,” he said. “The only thing sicker than me on that ship was the mascot, a mule.” After a month of seasickness, Kelly arrived and became one of a fourman crew among the U.S. Army Unit Dusters, the group that operated tank-like vehicles with open turrets. The anti-aircraft vehicles also served as perimeter defense for base camps and guided convoys across the country. Kelly’s was the first unit to guide a convoy 40 miles safely to the city of Hue, where intense fighting raged for more than three weeks during the Tet Offensive, he said. “It was utter chaos,” Kelly said. “We started out with 150 personnel. We had probably 120 when we got there.” Two weeks after that battle, after 11 months of service, Kelly was finally slated to return home. “They called it ‘the real world’ because where we were wasn’t real,” he said. After landing in Fort Lewis, Wash., he returned to the only town he knew before the war, Baltimore, at the age of 20. But “we didn’t fit in with most people. A lot of the Vietnam veterans were friends and we’d travel together,” Kelly said. Many Vietnam vets faced problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and health issues arising


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President of the Ocean City chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Nelson Kelly, who fought in the Tet Offensive, stands with wife, June, at the American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 on 24th Street. The American Legion with the VVA will host its annual “welcome home day” for Vietnam veterans this Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

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Event salutes Vietnam vets from the herbicide Agent Orange used in the war. To address these problems and create accountability for personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, Vietnam Veterans of America formed in early 1978. VVA is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. The group started a voting bloc and approached politicians about veteran-specific issues and “finally (in the early 1980s), they started hearing us and they did start investigating POW/MIAs,” Kelly said. Over the years, VVA erected a memorial at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the city renamed its Hanover Street Bridge the Vietnam Veterans Bridge. Kelly and his wife June moved to Ocean City nearly three decades ago, but it wasn’t until this year that the Ocean City VVA chapter got its charter. The group already has more than 40 members, with a membership drive coming soon, Kelly said. “I couldn’t believe how easy it was once we got started,” he said. “If there are any veterans that have particular problems, we’d love to help them.”

In addition to jointly hosting the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day at the Synepuxent Post on 23rd Street tomorrow, the group plans to organize a bus trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. soon, Kelly said. “Hopefully we’re going to get bigger and be able to do more in the community, (such as) volunteering,” he said. Visit www.vva.org to learn more about the VVA. Those interested in joining the Ocean City chapter can download the application from that site, which can be mailed to VVA Chapter #1091, P.O. Box 1343 Ocean City, Md. 21843. Find the local VVA chapter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ oceancityvva1091. The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on 23rd Street and Philadelphia Avenue. Spouses are welcome to attend. The official “welcome home” to veterans who served in the Vietnam War is tomorrow, Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. at American Legion Synepuxent Post #166. Family members are invited to the event.

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Colorado man to start walk across U.S. in Ocean City Comedian Jeff Free to pick up litter along journey to California from local resort By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) A comedian who cleaned up his act plans to raise awareness about cleaning up America as he picks up trash during his walk from Ocean City to California. “I wish I could pick up everything I come across,” said Jeff Free on Tuesday while traveling through Ohio on his way to the resort so he can start his walk April 1. “But if the only thing I get out of this is awareness, that’s great.” Free, 49, got the idea of the crosscountry trip many years ago. He can now do it because he was able to retire from his job at a steel mill in Colorado in mid-February after his wife, Jennifer, became quite successful selling health care products as part of a network marketing business. “I fired my boss and started following my dreams,” he said. Free, who lives in Pueblo West, Colo., has done comedy since the 1990s, but he said he was “not a clean comedian.” Because he had a young son, who is now 7 years old, he de-

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Jeff Free of Colorado plans to start his walk across the United States in Ocean City on April 1. He plans to raise awareness about cleaning up America as he picks up trash during his walk from Ocean City to California.

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(March 28, 2014) The Ocean City Center for the Arts has announced that Nita Leland will be teaching a creativity, collage and water media workshop at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street, May 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leland is in demand throughout the U.S. and Canada as a professional artist, teacher, lecturer and juror of art exhibitions and is widely known as an expert in color. She works in transparent watercolor, collage, and experimental water media. Students will learn fresh ways to express themselves in color, collage, and water media to create unique original artwork. Leland emphasizes individual personal development based on sound art principles found throughout her best-selling art instruction books. She makes an intense learning experience informal, friendly and fun. Leland is the author of “Confident Color, The New Creative Artist, Exploring Color and Creative Collage Techniques.” For more information on her workshop or to register, visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org or call 410-524-9433.

Jeff Free walks to bring attention to littering problem Continued from Page 8 site, keepoffcomedian.com, he does not have advance plans about where to spend each night. He outfitted the van with bunk beds, so some nights will be spent there. Other nights along the way will be spent in campgrounds, hotels or with friends. Free said he had been in touch with some Departments of Transportation about the Adopt A Highway program, where people pick up trash in designated areas. Like those participants, he expects to wear proper clothing so he will be very visible to motorists. He said if he is not allowed to walk on parts of Route 50, he would take alternate paths around those areas. He was surprised to learn from Ocean City Today that Davey Rogner had encountered difficulty walking in Virginia and that more than half of the states he walked through during his “Pick Up America” walk required him to get permits. Free planned to get in touch with Rogner, who started his cross-country trip in 2010 and completed it in 2012. Free invites people to join him on his walk through their areas. “I invite anyone along the way,” he said. “I would love to have the company.”

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POLICE/COURTS

Handgun in vehicle A state trooper who stopped to assist three people standing partially in the roadway of Route 90 trying to put fuel in their 2001 Oldsmobile minivan arrested one of them. After the trooper told them to return to the van for their safety, he saw a revolver-like cylinder that was later identified as a marijuana grinder. The trooper then told the people to exit the van while he conducted a search. During that search, the trooper located a loaded .38 caliber Rossi revolver concealed in a small black bag behind the driver’s seat. Taven Parker, 27, of Salisbury reportedly told the trooper that the gun belonged to his mother. Parker was taken to the Berlin barrack for processing. A criminal history check revealed Parker was prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm. Parker was charged

with knowingly possessing a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime, possession ammunition after being prohibited, knowingly transporting a handgun in a vehicle, transporting a handgun in a vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shoplifting A Salisbury woman who reportedly stole a pair of thongs from Rack Room Shoes at the Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City on March 21 was charged with theft under $100. According to Maryland State Police, Kristy R. Wallace entered the store shortly before 11 a.m., said that her feet hurt and sat down. She then allegedly removed a pair of thongs from a box, place them under her arm and left the store. The store manager noted the plate number and vehicle description as Wallace drove away on Route 50 toward Salisbury.

Troopers and law enforcement personnel from other agencies stopped her vehicle on Route 50 near Berlin. The stolen item was located in her vehicle and after she was identified, she was arrested. She was released on a criminal citation.

Wanted a ride Naquecia Latrice Harper, 31, of District Heights, was charged March 23 with disorderly conduct after trying repeatedly to enter vehicles intended for other passengers. In a 49th Street parking lot, a woman ran, waving her arms, toward an Ocean City police officer to get his attention. She said she had had a party and her group of friends was trying to enter a 12-person minivan, but Harper was preventing them from entering the van and she was trying to enter it herself. As the officer approached Harper, she reportedly ran through the parking lot and

jumped over a wooden fence. She approached four people trying to get in a vehicle. She blocked their entry and she tried to get into the vehicle. A member of the nearby security staff said Harper had almost caused a fight earlier. According to Ocean City police, Harper had a suspended license, had failed to comply with eight traffic citations, had failed to appear for 35 citations, had a history of failing to pay fines and a history of failing to attend driver improvement classes.

Collision with injuries A 67-year-old Virginia Beach, Va., woman was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after crashing her vehicle on Route 113 nears Downs Road in Newark at about 1:30 p.m. March 22. According to Maryland State Police, Sherry Blum Lieberman was traveling north when her vehicle left the roadway and collided with a concrete culvert. She was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury before being flown to Baltimore.

Marijuana A 35-year-old Berlin man was charged March 20 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a trooper stopped his vehicle in the area of Germantown Road. A license check for Marlo Waters revealed his driving privileges were suspended and revoked. Waters reportedly told a trooper that a marijuana roach might be in the vehicle. A subsequent pat down revealed a smoking device with marijuana residue in his pocket. Water was arrested and later released on a criminal citation.

Alleged child abuse After investigating a report of child abuse at a Snow Hill residence, deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation arrested Jermain Ernest Schoolfield, 34. Schoolfield, of Snow Hill, was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment of two minors. He was held in the Worcester County Jail on $75,000 bond. The investigation is continuing.

Fugitive arrest Earlier this month, Ocean City Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and Special Enforcement Team received information that a wanted fugitive was frequenting Ocean City. The identified the fugitive as Andre Rafel Johnson, 28, of Delmar, who had warrants for his arrest in this state and an extraditable warrant in Delaware. Ocean City detectives located and arrested Johnson on March 14 at a local hotel. During the arrest, Johnson was found to be in possession of heroin and detectives seized more than $3,500 in currency. Johnson was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute it.


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Violation of order

mation about the violation was forwarded to the Board of License Commissioners.

A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputy located a wanted man in West Ocean City on March 20 and charged him with violating a protective order. A deputy had met with the complainant at District Court in Snow Hill. She said her former boyfriend, John Scott Edwards, 32, of Ocean City, had violated a protection order. After Edwards was arrested, he was seen by a District Court commissioner, who released him on his own recognizance.

Alcohol violations Because of some celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day that include drinking, Maryland State Police and the Ocean City Police Department were on the lookout for drinking and driving offenses plus violations of alcoholic beverage laws. Maryland State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on March 15 along westbound Route 50 near Inlet Isle Lane in West Ocean City. The goal was to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. The sobriety checkpoint started at approximately 7 p.m. and concluded at approximately 8:30 p.m. During that time, troopers checked 291 vehicles and evaluated two drivers for impairment. One driver was charged with driving while impaired. In addition to Maryland State Police, agencies involved in the checkpoint were the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Natural Resources Police and the Berlin Police Department. The State Highway Administration assisted with traffic control. The Ocean City Police Department conducted compliance checks at many Ocean City bars and restaurants as part of its Reduce the Availability of Alcohol to Minors program. There was a violation at Shenanigan’s on the Boardwalk at Fourth Street on Saturday when an employee served an alcoholic beverage to an underage undercover public safety aide participating in the compliance checks. The infor-

Arrested on warrant Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested David Dwayne Dickerson, 22, of Pocomoke City on March 9 on a Circuit Court bench warrant. Dickerson had failed to appear in court March 5 to face charges of second-degree rape and third-degree sex offense. He is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, who gave birth to his child when she was 12. He was being held in the county jail on $100,000 bond. While serving the warrant, deputies learned that his mother, Tammy Terrail Copes, 40, of Pocomoke City, was trying to hide Dickerson from the deputy. She was charged with making a false statement to an officer and harboring a fugitive.

used to smoke marijuana, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was Kristie Nolana Dove, 41 years, of Severna Park. Dove was issued a warning for the speed violation, a traffic citation for operating a handheld device, and two criminal citations, one for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and one for possession of paraphernalia.

Enforcement initiative During a criminal enforcement initiative March 20, Maryland State Police made 16 traffic stops and three arrests.

In the area of Germantown Road and Trappe Road near Berlin, troopers stopped Marlo Dewayne Waters of Berlin for speeding. A probable cause search resulted in Waters being charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. Christina Ann Tilghman was arrested at her Snow Hill residence on a bench warrant for failure to appear. Dashawn Michael Marshall of Pocomoke City was stopped for a pedestrian violation and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, resisting arrest and failure to obey a lawful order. Troopers also seized currency for suspected narcotics proceeds.

Terroristic threats Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped to render assistance to a disabled vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. March 11. While identifying its occupants, it was determined that passenger Morris Edward Waters Sr., 47, of Pocomoke City, had a Delaware warrant for terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Waters was placed under arrest and was being held in the Worcester County Detention Center with no bond pending extradition to Delaware.

Marijuana On March 16, at approximately 11:42 a.m., a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 12 northbound, south of Stockton Road, because it was traveling 68 mph in a 50 mph zone. The driver was also operating a handheld telephone while the motor vehicle was in motion. The deputy approaching the vehicle could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle reveled marijuana and paraphernalia

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By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) With the possibility of consolidating the municipal ballot now out of the question, at least for 2014, the city has gone ahead with allowing two newcomers to file for office under the usual electoral system. Resort residents Chris Rudolf and Tony DeLuca have put their names in the running for the 2014 city council race – which the city will more than likely be handling independently, despite the interest in having the municipal contest appear on the general ballot run by the state. “Even if the bill goes through, this is not going to be effective until the 2016 election,” said State Senator Jim Mathias (D-38). Mathias submitted a bill for the current Maryland legislative session which would amend the state’s electoral code to state that “a municipality may request that the State Board [of Elections] include on a ballot the offices and questions to be voted on in a municipal election.” This would allow Maryland’s municipal governments to have their elections included, if they so chose, on the ballots that contain all other contests up through the national level. Ocean City has long discussed having the Worcester County Board of Elections Supervisors take over the responsibility of the municipal ballot. But as it stands, the bill would not go into effect until October 1, 2014, and would require much more than a month before the election to complete the process. “I’m hoping that the state will relent and we’ll be able to move forward like we wanted, but for now I’m assuming we’ll be doing it as we always have,” said City Clerk Kelly Allmond, who oversees the city’s elections along with city’s own, independent elections board. Before the 2012 elections, the city decided to move its contest from an October date to the national November date – but still had to hold a separate contest with its own staff and equipment. The Town of Ocean City has had the same voting equipment for decades. The 1950s-vintage lever machines are constantly breaking down and parts are long since unavailable, Allmond noted. The federal government mandates each state to organize elections, and Maryland in turn doles out the responsibility to county-level boards. Municipalities, however, are outside of this system. Mathias’ bill would further stipulate that the state “shall include the offices and questions at the end of the ballot” if the municipal issues meet the legal

requirements. While this would likely not present a problem in Worcester County, with four relatively small municipalities, it would stand to put a massive additional load on some suburban counties in the central part of the state with more and larger incorporated jurisdictions. The bill has already been amended to require a lengthy notice period for municipalities wishing to get on the central ballot. “They would have to file 18 months before the deadline of the election in question,” Mathias said. “There was some concern that, by having everything all on one ballot, it could cause backups.” While the legislation was written with Ocean City in mind, the citycounty political dynamics elsewhere in Maryland now stand as the biggest obstacle. “Although it’s of local concern to me, you have to draw in the view of the rest of the folks across the state,” Mathias said. Mayor Rick Meehan will be up for re-election in the fall, as the mayor’s term is only two years. Councilmembers Brent Ashley, Margaret Pillas, and Council President Lloyd Martin will also be at the end of their four-year terms. Further, Councilman Joe Mitrecic will be running unopposed for Ocean City’s seat on the Worcester County Commissioners, as the city’s current commissioner, Louise Gulyas, will be retiring. Since he cannot occupy both posts at once, Mitrecic will likely resign from council briefly before the election, allowing the fourth-place vote-getter in the council race to occupy his seat for the two years remaining in his council term. Rudolf has lived in Ocean City since 2005, and graduated from Salisbury University in 2009 with a degree in political science and history. He is the Flying Team Manager for the Kite Loft, and also spends much of his time in the off-season working for the Maryland Senate minority office, where he serves as a legislative aide to the state’s Republican leadership. Rudolf serves as an alternative member for the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals, and is an active member of the community at Hidden Harbor on 123rd Street, where he lives. DeLuca retired to Ocean City fulltime five years ago, although he has been a life-long visitor, having met his wife on the Boardwalk while they were still in high school. Previously, he spent 46 years as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken, the last 28 years of which he spent in Annapolis. He has owned property in the resort for 25 years, and currently lives at the Gateway Grand on 48th Street, where he is the president of the condominium board. DeLuca has served for several years on the city’s Board of Port Wardens.


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MARCH 28, 2014

Former motel maintenance man sentenced for burglary Thief uses master key to enter two rooms; testifies he was ‘looking for a friend’ By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) An Ocean City man who used an old master key to enter two rooms at a motel last summer where he had worked as a maintenance man a few years ago was sentenced earlier this month to eight years in prison. All but one year and six months of that sentence for Brian Scott Frye, 48, was suspended and he will serve that sentence in the Worcester County Jail. After his arrest July 17, 2013, Frye told police he had been in the rooms because he was looking for a friend, who he thought was staying in one of them. The manager of the 32nd Street motel told police that Frye would have had a master key to gain entry to the rooms. Two young women were in a motel room when Frye knocked at the door. When they did not open it, because they did not know him, Frye used a gold key to open the door. He told them he was looking for a friend, then he left and shut the door without en-

tering the room. He then walked to the next room, which was occupied by a married couple who were in the bathroom. When the man went to investigate the noise he heard, he saw Frye going through his wife’s purse, which contained a debit card and approximately $1,000 in cash. The man told Frye to leave and Frye said he thought his friend was staying in that room and he thought the purse belonged to her. Frye left without taking anything from the purse and left the motel, but was detained by the motel’s general manager in a nearby grocery. Front desk employees at the motel told police that no one with the name of Frye’s alleged friend was staying there. In Circuit Court in Snow Hill on March 12, Frye entered an Alford plea to first-degree burglary. In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that the prosecution has sufficient evidence for an arrest. In an exchange for that plea, the State’s Attorney’s Office did not prosecute additional charges against him. After his release from jail, Frye will be on supervised probation for two years.

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Ad campaign emphasizes lost vacation days Continued from Page 14 year – but will also be having Mayor Rick Meehan come to the home of the sweepstakes’ winner. Meehan and a crew of helpers will perform the chores that the winner would usually use vacation to complete, allowing them to spend their vacation days in Ocean City. “We’re going to physically send the mayor and a crew of people to your house to do the things you would’ve had to do on your vacation days,” Malis said. “That in itself will generate a lot of buzz and press coverage when the mayor comes to paint somebody’s garage or mow their lawn.” MGH’s new materials – which make up the lion’s share of the city’s $5.4 million advertising budget – were revealed to business representatives at the convention center Monday afternoon. The 2014 TV ads center on actors wearing yellow t-shirts which read “vacation day.” Each “day” then regales the viewer with the depressing manner in which they were spent – going to traffic court, helping the in-laws move, etc. After this, footage of resort activities is shown with a voice-over from Rodney, rhetorically asking viewers if they deserve to use their vacation time on something better, like a good time in Ocean City. The iconic lifeguard himself only appears briefly. “You’ll see less emphasis on [Rodney] as a character and just his image as a brand,” Malis said. Over the past several years, some business leaders have been increasingly critical that the city has been hanging on too long to the Rodneycentric campaign that first debuted in 2009. But others, including city officials themselves, have pushed to continue “branding” Rodney as a universal resort mascot. “You may be getting tired of him, but the world isn’t,” Malis told the assembled group. “All the research we’ve done indicates that he really is the brand and ambassador of Ocean City.” However, nothing stays interesting forever. “We also have to think about a future without Rodney, or with less Rodney,” Malis said. “We thought this was an important year to transition.” Even if Rodney continues to be used as a branding tool and spokesperson, he will likely no longer be the hook seen by viewers on the resort’s flagship TV ads. Instead, Malis plans to heavily push the new theme of personified vacation days by issuing the graphic for the yellow “vacation day” shirts to any local business that desires them for their employees. The city will also be making a hard push via social media by offering a “personal vacation assistant” page, featuring downloadable Face-

book banners and notifications alerting one’s friends that you are “putting your vacation days to good use in Ocean City.” Meehan will also record an answering machine message for vacationers. “You can just download the message to your phone and it’ll say ‘this is Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. The person you are trying to reach is currently putting their vacation days to good use in beautiful Ocean City, Maryland,’” Malis said. The new marketing materials for the campaign also feature facts and figures on Americans’ paltry vacation usage. Last year, 144 million Americans generated 577 million unused vacation days, Malis noted. The average person earned 14 days of paid time

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Fifth annual Earth Day Clean Up to take place April 5 Last year more than 100 volunteers participated

(March 28, 2014) Maryland Coastal Bays, Town of Ocean City, OC Surfriders and the Ocean City Surf Club are hosting the fifth annual Earth Day Clean Up, Saturday, April 5. Last year more than 100 volunteers joined forces and helped the town and coastal protection agencies pick up trash in the wetlands and sand dunes. Volunteers are encouraged to preregister with Coastal Bays so there will be plenty of supplies and assignments. Garbage bags, gloves and a commemorative T-shirt are provided to all volunteers while supplies last. Register a team by either e-mailing sandis@mdcoastalbays.org or calling 410-213-2297 ext. 107. Registration for this clean up will be held at the Ocean City Recreation and Parks building on 125th Street at 10 a.m. A clean up area will be assigned at registration. There will be a small reception after the clean up beginning at noon at the Blue Ox Grille located on 127th Street. Participants are encouraged to estimate the pounds of trash they collected and register the amount at the reception. They are also encouraged

The Salisbury sailing club cleans up the Ocean Pines Beach Club beach and the side streets around the area during the 2013 initiative.

to bring in the most unusual find as area businesses have provided prizes for the honorable mentions. This year’s Earth Day will also include a beach grass planting and the West Ocean City Homeowner’s Asso-

ciation, who will be holding its clean up at noon at the Christian School behind Marshalls in West Ocean City. Thanks to sponsors, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper and Deeley, Crazy 8’s restaurant, Ocean City Surf

Club, OC Surfriders, Sunsations, Sunset Marina and Barefoot Willy’s this year’s clean up promises to be the most successful to date. Students participating in this event can receive community service credits.


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Cross-country walker says trek involved bureaucracy Experience showed that journey must follow letter of each jurisdiction’s laws By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) A man who started his cross-country trek in Ocean City in March 2010 has some advice for Jeff Free, who begins his trek April 1. Davey Rogner, who picked up trash during his walk across the country that concluded in California in November 2012, said anyone who picks up trash will need someone to pick it up after they have picked it up and bag it. “He will need help with permits from the Department of Transportation in every state,” Rogner said.

OPA tabs Timothy Ulrich to be new Yacht Club chef

(March 28, 2014) The Ocean Pines Association has announced the appointment of Timothy Ulrich as its new executive chef, overseeing kitchen operations of the new Yacht Club, inclusive of its banquet and catering facilities. Ulrich has more than 10 years of professional cooking and culinary management experience in high volume, multi-unit operations offering special event catering, a la carte fine dining and casual dining services. Ulrich graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from Baltimore International College with an A.A.S. in Professional Cooking and Baking in 2001 and a B.A.S. in Culinary Management in 2003. Most recently, Ulrich oversaw daily food and beverage operations at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va. where he was responsible for a 175-seat full service restaurant focused on regionally inspired modern cuisine, on-trend seasonal menus, as well as two satellite kitchens at their swim and fitness centers, and on site catering for weddings and special events up to 800 people. Ulrich’s experience also includes more than eight years as executive sous chef with Aramark, specializing in its sports and entertainment and campus dining divisions. He’s run operations at John Hopkins University, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., as well as assisting with large events at The Detroit Convention Center, Fenway Park in Boston and several other regional functions. The Ocean Pines Yacht Club is set to open Memorial Day weekend, providing a la carte dining and banquet services. No membership is required.

Permits are also needed to walk in the rights-of-way along some sections of Route 50, he said. “We were slowed down a week in Virginia because we needed a permit from the Department of Transportation,” Rogner said. More than half of the states required Rogner and his friends to get permits for their walk. “Definitely, the more democratic the state, the more permits you need,” Rogner said. “West Virginia was the only state that didn’t [require permits]. They were just happy someone was picking up trash.” It took Rogner’s group more than two years to make the cross-country trip. Progress was slowed because they took breaks from November to March and because they were diligent about the trash pick-up. They picked up 201,672 pounds, more than 100 tons, of litter along 3,762 miles of road. When told that Free plans to walk 20 miles a day, Rogner said, “Hopefully, he’s not as excited about picking up trash as we were. There’s no way he could pick up trash like we did. It’s not physically possible.” Rogner, who lives in Silver Spring, remains excited about picking up trash and other ecological endeavors. While walking as part of Pick Up America, he spoke with thousands of people whose ideas influenced his life journey. He is the executive director of The Harvest Collective, building permaculture educational programs and growing food in integrated ecosystems. It is defined not by bureaucratic systems, but “by how we interact with the earth and each other,” he said. One of its first projects was Pick Up America. One of its projects this summer will be developing a sustainable agriculture resource center on a 14.5-acre property near Hagerstown. Information about the organization that he founded can be seen online at theharvestcollective.org. Rogner, a certified permaculture landscape designer, also works part time as the natural resources manager of an environmental area in Howard County. Last month, Rogner testified before the Judicial Proceedings Committee on behalf of Senate bill 566 sponsored by Sen. Bryan Simonaire of Anne Arundel County. That bill would require a court to order a person “convicted of specified littering offenses to perform mandatory public service related to the removal of litter or to the restoration of an area polluted by illegal disposal of litter.” The committee gave the bill an unfavorable report. In February, Rogner was the keynote speaker for the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education environmental education conference in Ocean City.

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Armed carjacker given 12-year sentence Man who held knife to cab driver’s throat last summer in resort pleads for mercy By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) The Pennsylvania man who held a knife to a cab driver’s throat as the cabbie drove on Coastal Highway last summer was sentenced March 13 to 12 years in prison, with all but seven years suspended. “This may be one of the first or the only armed car-jackings in Ocean City,� Deputy State’s Attorney Abigail Marsh told Judge Ian Keim Thomas C. Groton III in Circuit Court in Snow Hill. “Hopefully, the last,� the judge said. The judge, Marsh and defense attorney Sandra Fried all used the same word to describe what happened during the evening of Aug. 24, 2013. That word was “bizarre.� The carjacker, Ian Keim, 36, of Neville, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to armed carjacking. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Even in January, the judge described the

crime as bizarre. Keim was heavily intoxicated when he entered a taxi at 49th Street and asked to be driven to 94th Street. When the taxi driver was near 91st Street, Keim grabbed him from behind with his left hand, placing him in a chokehold and pinning him against his seat. As Keim held a knife in his right hand while maintaining the chokehold with his left, he said, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill you.� The taxi driver slammed on the brakes, grabbed Keim’s right hand and held it down in the passenger seat. He then escaped from Kiem’s hold and got out of the taxi while it was still in motion. Keim got into the driver’s seat and started driving north. A couple in a vehicle behind the taxi who had witnessed Keim taking off, told the taxi driver to get into their vehicle and they followed Keim, who drove north to 120th Street and then turned onto Assawoman Drive. He stopped near 118th Street, got out of the taxi, which he had left in the middle of the street, and ran toward the beach. A vacationing New York detective saw Keim running and called police, who found him kneeling in the water. They took him into custody. In court, Fried said Keim had a very well paying job as an equipment operator and no criminal convictions.

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Cantina to get DJ; others see liquor license upgrade After focusing on building successful menu, eatery works to retain customers

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Bartenders at Mother's Cantina on 28th Street will be concocting new, molecular cocktails in a lounge-like atmosphere.

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National Archives receives copy of rare station logbook (March 28, 2014) The Ocean City Museum Society recently donated a digital copy of the original Ocean City Station Logbook to the National Archives in Philadelphia. Scanning of this logbook was made possible by the Nabb Research Center in Salisbury. This book gives a handwritten account of all of the activity at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station from its first day of opening on Dec. 25, 1878 to Jan. 22, 1880. The late Bill Wimbrow, past Society president and life-long member placed the book on loan for display in the U.S. Life-Saving Service exhibit. It continues to be on display through the generosity of the Wimbrow Family. “The Ocean City Life Saving Museum was something my dad was very passionate about,� said Dinah Wimbrow-Warfield, daughter of Bill. “He was excited, and very proud, to have the original 1878 station logbook on loan to the museum. He would have been so pleased to know that the logbook was an integral part of completing the series for The National Archives. We appreciate the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum for being such a

OC Rec Boosters to host Easter egg hunt at Northside

(March, 28, 2014) On Saturday, April 19, from 1-3 p.m., the Easter Bunny will again visit with children at Northside Park on 125th Street in Ocean City. He will hide eggs and entertain children, as part of Ocean City Recreation and Park’s annual Easter Bunny Fun Shop. This annual holiday program is sponsored by Ocean City Recreation Boosters. Children are offered the opportunity to participate in an egg hunt, egg dyeing, arts and crafts and games. They may also enjoy refreshments, face-painting and entertainment by Paul Hadfield, in addition to visiting with the Easter Bunny. The annual Easter Bunny Fun Shop is open to all children, ages 2 to 10 years old and their families. The cost for Ocean City residents is $6 and non-residents will be charged an $8 entry fee. Only child participants pay the fee. Pre-registration is mandatory and limited to the first 225 people to sign up. Registration may be done online at www.oceancitymd.gov or in person at the Northside Park Recreation Complex. No phone-in registration can be accepted. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted after Monday, April 14. Registration will be taken until April 19, if the program is not full. For more information, visit www.oceancitymd.gov or contact Ocean City Recreation and Parks at 410-250-0125.

stalwart steward of this rare artifact.� Thomas Wimbrow, brother of Bill Wimbrow, who is currently vice president of the Ocean City Museum Society Board of Directors, noted that their late father, R. Edwin Wimbrow, saved the document from destruction in the 1950’s when such documents were not as valued as they are today. He is sure both his father and his brother would be very pleased to know a copy of the original Logbook is now in a place of permanence where it can be used for historical research. Wimbrow relates he remembers well his father spending winter evenings at the family dining room table attempting to decipher the archaic handwriting and marveling at the information that was revealed.

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By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) Ocean City is apparently as close as it’s ever been to securing a long-term agreement with Worcester County that will allow the town to expand the skate park and surrounding recreation areas. Oddly enough, the tipping point for the deal is reportedly the county’s counterweight interest in using the city’s golf course as a means to disperse treated wastewater from the new sewer plant at Mystic Harbor. City Manager David Recor confirmed this week that he and other city officials are actively negotiating with the county for a deal on the two parcels, located between Third and Fourth Streets. The first parcel occupies the block from Philadelphia to St. Louis Avenues, and the other from St. Louis to the bay. Although the county owns both these plots, the city has used them since the 1978 construction of the Ocean Bowl on the corner of Third Street and ST. Louis Avenue. The surrounding area houses basketball courts, a playground, and sports fields. Prior to the 2008 recession, the city had commissioned the design of an expansion to the skate park and a redeveloped recreation complex on the two blocks, although the improvements were put on hold due to financial constraints. If the city now wished to move forward, as has been expressed by City Council over the past year, it would have to issue a bond for the $3 million project. But lenders are unlikely to back a bond for capital improvements on land the city doesn’t own.

“Our ultimate goal is some type of long-term lease that the bond market will consider to be ownership,” Recor explained. “My understanding is that the last time it was seriously discussed with the county, they offered a 20-year lease. Typically, with these kinds of projects, you would need a 99-year concession or something to that effect.” The city has again this year, as part of its annual funding allocation request to the county, asked that the deed for the lots be ceded with a clause that would return possession to the county if ever the land was not being used for recreational purposes. However, unlike previous attempts to reach an agreement, the city now has a property cession of its own that the county wants. The newly-constructed county sewage treatment plant at Mystic Harbor in West Ocean City, which went online last month, would much better served if treated wastewater could be dispersed nearby, instead of being piped elsewhere. Thus, the county has requested to hook in to the irrigation system at Eagle’s Landing, the adjacent cityowned golf course. Effluent from the plant would be used to water the greens. “It’s not like they’re asking to spray sewage on the golf course,” said Worcester County Commissioners spokeswoman Kim Moses. “This is extremely clean, well treated water.” Reportedly, the two uses – irrigation at Eagle’s Landing, and construction at the Ocean Bowl – are being pitched together, although Moses said that such an offer has yet to officially come before the county.

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State DNR accepting photo contest entries Competition adds category; this year will begin online submission opportunity (March 28, 2014) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. New this year, the contest features an additional category and an online submission option. “As winter melts away and reveals the blooming buds of spring, now is a great time to get outside and capture fresh photos of Maryland’s everchanging scenery,” said DNR Secretary Joseph P. Gill. “The contest gives photographers of all skill levels a chance to share their work with the public and win some great prizes in the process.” Last year, Graham Slaughter of Woolford topped more than 150 other photographers with his winning image Butterfly. His vivid photograph of a Black Swallowtail sitting atop a golden Black-eyed Susan graced the cover of the 2014 calendar.

This year ─ in addition to Birds, Flora, Insects, People in State Parks, Scenery and Wildlife ─ DNR is introducing a Nature in Action category to include rising tides, lightning and other storm events. Participants are reminded to be careful of surroundings and put safety first in hazardous weather situations. Winning entries will be featured in the next winter issue of The Maryland Natural Resource magazine as well as the 2015 DNR calendar. The best overall photo will win the grand prize of $500, a 2015 Maryland State Park Passport, a lifetime subscription to the magazine and five copies of the 2015 DNR calendar, which will feature the winning photos. Winners in each category will receive a Maryland State Park Passport, a two-year magazine subscription and two calendars. Second-place finishers will receive a calendar and one-year magazine subscription. The contest is open to everyone. All qualifying photographs must be taken in Maryland. Non-residents

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Local organizations partner to provide help for veterans

(March 28, 2014) On the Lower Eastern Shore, and nationwide, more veterans are coming home to their families and communities. National research shows that more than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. While this is positive news, local organizations supporting these men and women are challenged with how to support them. Their needs are as varied as their service to our country. The recently created Lower Shore Veterans Network, a group of local service providers collectively attempting to meet the varied range of needs for veterans of all generations, began meeting on a monthly basis at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) in October. The Community Foundation will facilitate these meetings to help efficiently channel services and resources to veterans and their families. The group looks forward to continually learning about current and anticipated needs of local veterans and their families and in turn, they hope to meet some of those opportunities

facing them through collaborative efforts and resource sharing. According to Erica Joseph, CFES Vice President, Community Investment, “The Community Foundation is an expert in analyzing community problems and identifying solutions. By serving as a facilitator for the Lower Shore Veterans Network, it gives us the opportunity to evaluate and understand the opportunities that face veterans and their families and to offer assistance in creating solutions.” “One of the greatest strengths of the Lower Eastern Shore has always been the experience our nonprofit organizations and local citizens bring to issues facing our communities,” said Doug Wilson, president and CEO, Community Foundation. “We are happy to assist this network of local service providers who are helping veterans by fostering a more efficient network of services and resources so they feel welcomed home.” For more information about the Lower Shore Veterans Network, contact Erica Joseph, Vice President, Community Investment, at 410-7429911 or ejoseph@cfes.org.


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Instructor at Bikram Yoga Ocean City Aviad Sasi does a toe stand in his West Ocean City studio, on Route 611 next to Shore Bank. Sasi offers classes for beginners and long-time Bikram fans alike twice daily in the 105-degree studio.

Some like it hot even with yoga We’re talking 105 degrees of Bikram practice for 90 minutes at West OC studio

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) If standing in a 105-degree room for 90 minutes sounds like torture, think again. Bikram Yoga Ocean City has been open just over a month, but already has a devout core practicing in its small West Ocean City studio every day. “It’s invigorating and cleansing and it gets you ramped up for the rest of your day,” said Kimberly Fernley, 44, who attends the 10 a.m. classes. “It’s my favorite workout,” classmate Vicky Liwusk said. Bikram Yoga Ocean City is the brainchild of local Aviad Sasi, who says the practice is “for everybody and every body.” He’s the first admit that he hated his first Bikram class, but the practice left him feeling so good he returned. Five years later, Sasi is a certified Bikram instructor. Bikram yoga is a 90-minute series of 26 yoga postures performed in a 105-degree room. The first half of the class is standing postures, followed by a series of sitting poses. The heat works to expand the veins

and arties, Sasi said, and the poses produce a “tourniquet effect” that blocks off part of the body and then restores blood flow with each shift in pose. “You’re healing the body from the inside out,” he said. “It’s way different from every other yoga class and any exercise you’ve done before.” Though the class sounds challenging — the goal for first-timers is to not leave for the full 90 minutes — Sasi has taught students up to 80 years old. “It’s just mind over matter every class,” he said. Since Bikram Yoga Ocean City is the only Bikram studio in the area, nearly everyone who comes in is new to the practice. Even longtime Bikram fans benefit from the class, thanks to the “constantly variable,” Sasi said. “It’s consistently the same postures, so you can see your improvement,” Liwusk said. “It’s a constant challenge.” Sasi got his start in Bikram when he moved in next door to a studio in St. Augustine, Fla. After training under a mentor there for six months, he went to Los Angeles for nine weeks of intensive schooling to become a certified Bikram instructor. He returned to his hometown last year, starting work on the studio in the Decatur Business Center on Route 611 in the fall.

As word of the studio travels, Sasi hopes to host other Bikram instructors, giving new input for returning students, he said. He would like to eventually expand the studio to include showers and a juice bar. Sasi teaches two classes a day, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., during the week and a 12 p.m. class Saturdays and Sundays. The first class is free for locals, or $20 for out-of-town drop-ins at the studio at 9748 Stephen Decatur Highway, next to Shore Bank. Come about 10 minutes early and enter through the studio’s back door. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat, bathsized towel and water, or rent them before class. Visit www.bikramoceancity.com for membership packages and more information. Follow the studio at www.facebook.com/bikramyogaoceancity or the Twitter handle @BikramYogaOC.

By Lauren Bunting Contributing Writer (March 28, 2014) On March 21, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law. This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012. The Senate voted 72-22 and the House voted 306-91 to approve this legislative reform that will block dramatic increases in premiums paid by some property owners. The bill that passed was a compromise measure resulting from intense negotiations in the House. Under the bill, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums cannot increase more than 18 percent annually. Also, the bill allows people buying homes covered under the NFIP to pay the subsidized premium rate when purchasing, rather than the higher rate. This “assumption” of existing flood insurance policies has been an important role in selling homes in our area. According to FEMA, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Recent years have seen more frequent severe weather events, like Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast.  It is important to note that premiums under the NFIP have been heavily subsidized by taxpayers and the program is $24 billion in debt, so increases in rates are necessary, but need to be implemented responsibly. For anyone to be able to purchase an NFIP policy, the only requirement is that they live in a participating community.  When joining the program, the community agrees to assess flood risks and to establish floodplain management ordinances.  In return for taking these actions, residents are able to purchase federally backed flood insurance policies. One of the cornerstones of the NFIP is the flood mapping program. FEMA works with states and local communities to conduct studies on flood risks and develop maps that show the level of risk for that area, called a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).  The FIRM provides useful information that can assist in communities in planning development. Worcester County is scheduled to adopt new flood maps in 2015. Lauren Bunting is a licensed REALTOR®with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.


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Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store sets grand reopening (March 28, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners in conjunction with the Department of Liquor Control invite the public to attend the grand reopening of the Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store on Tuesday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in front of the new location at 16th Street and Coastal Highway. Special events that day will include wine and spirits tastings. The former store was located at 18th Street. The newly renovated 3,000-

square-foot retail liquor store includes a generous selection of local and other wines. Adjoining the new retail store is the new 1,500-square foot wholesale operations center, offering the ease of convenience to Ocean City licensees. In February 2013, the County Commissioners unanimously approved the re-branding of DLC retail liquor stores, adopting a new, customer-friendly and inviting image known as Shore Spirits. The 16th Street store is the newest of the DLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five newly branded Shore Spirit retail liquor store locations.

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Becker Morgan new hires Joshua K. Bennett joins the firm as a structural designer in the Salisbury office. He is a graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a minor in architectural engineering. His project experience with Becker Morgan Group includes the Lewes PubJoshua Bennett lic Library; West Ocean City Injury and Illness Center; Walgreens in Ocean Pines; Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury; and various residential projects. Ashley B. Bonawitz joins the Wilmington, N.C. office as an architectural designer. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Architecture and was recently accepted into their Master of Urban Design program for the 2014-

2015 year. Her project experience with Becker Morgan Group includes the Dungannon Village in Wilmington, N.C.; Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Beulaville, N.C.; St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington, N.C.; High Tide Brewing in Sneads Ferry, Ashley Bonawitz N.C.; and Dr. Steven W. Smith Dental Office in Sneads Ferry, N.C.

AGH Job Fair Atlantic General Health System will offer a job fair, Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet with prospective candidates for openings in its health system physician offices and Atlantic ImmediCare walk-in clinics. On-site interviews will be held with qualified candidates for medical office assistants and receptionists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as physician practice LPNs/RNs. Those interested can email jobs@atlanticgeneral.org or call 410-641-9612 to register.

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Top producers Ed Wehnert and Mark and Lora Fritschle of the Mark Fritschle Group – Condominium Realty have announced their listing, sales and settlement leaders for February. Top Listing Agents By Unit: Joy Snyder, Sheri Smith, Mia McCarthy, Rusty Molnar, Katherine Wright and Leslie Smith. Top Listing Agents By Volume: Snyder, Bill Hart and Wright. Top Selling Agent By Units: Sheri Smith, Kevin Decker and Snyder. Top Settled Agents By Units: Snyder, Decker, Sheri Smith and Nick Bobenko. Top Settled Agents By Volume: Snyder, Bobenko and Decker.

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Worcester County’s bond rating gets recent upgrade (March 28, 2014) Worcester County’s bond rating improved after Standard and Poor’s upgraded the county to AA+, and recent reports from both Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings confirm county finances are still in good health. In March, Standard and Poor’s raised its rating on Worcester County’s general obligation (GO) debt one notch, from AA to AA+, based on recently implemented local GO criteria published Sept. 12, 2013 on RatingsDirect, as well as the county’s strong financial performance supported by management’s strong policies and practices. Concurrently, Fitch Ratings assigned an AA rating to Worcester County’s $48.3 million Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds, 2014 Series and a stable AA rating on the county’s $67.6 million outstanding GO bonds. Moody’s Investors Service assigned a stable Aa2 rating to Worcester County’s $48.3 million Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds, 2014 Series and affirmed the Aa2 rating on the county’s existing outstanding parity debt, stating that the bonds are secured by the county’s unlimited ad valorem tax pledge. “During our meetings with Fitch Ratings, Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s Investor Services, they each carefully examined the county’s tax

base, financial reports, recent economic trend data, as well as our debt burden and financial policies,” Finance Officer Phil Thompson said. “These ratings clearly indicate that the county continues to make prudent financial decisions during challenging economic times. The relationship and cooperation between our leadership, the staff and our community leaders is something to be very proud of.” The three rating agencies confirmed that Worcester County’s rating outlook is stable. The stable rating rationale is based upon the county’s tourism sector, which remains a significant economic driver, sound reserve levels and a low debt burden, thanks to the County’s utilization of pay-go funding for capital projects. Fitch also noted the County’s well-managed pension and Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) plans. The sound conservative handling of public funds by Worcester County Government is viewed favorably by the rating agencies. Proceeds from the 2014 series (taxexempt) bonds will be used to finance Snow Hill High School renovations and additions, as well as improvements to the Ocean Pines water and wastewater systems. For more information, contact finance officer Phil Thompson at 410632-0686.

AGH holds Enroll Delmarva Day

(March 28, 2014) On April 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Atlantic General Hospital will hold Enroll Delmarva Day, a day its patient financial services department has dedicated to assisting the community with health insurance information. During this event, uninsured Marylanders can learn more about available health care coverage options and receive guidance in filling out plan applications. Atlantic General will have financial counselors on hand to answer questions and assist with information on healthcare coverage. “The enrollment event serves to provide education and assistance on Medicaid eligibility and the AGH Financial Assistance program,” said Mickey Griffin, the hospital’s director of patient financial services, “as well as provide information related qualified health plans for the health insurance exchange.” Atlantic General Hospital’s financial services department will be joined by representatives from Riverside Health, Delaware Social Services, Maryland Social Services, Worcester County Health Department, The Worcester County Health Department - Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program, and Atlantic General financial counselors who can address any specific questions or concerns about their programs.

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OBITUARIES JOAN ELLEN LALLY Selbyville Joan Ellen Lally, 56, of Selbyville, Del. passed away on Feb. 8, 2014 while on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach. A reception will be held following the memorial service at the St. Martha’s Episcopal Church reception hall beside the church. Joan was born in Covington, Ky. to Richard Lally and Doris Lally on May 29, 1956. She graduated from the University of Maryland and worked as a small business owner, property management professional and most recently enjoyed retirement. Joan is preceded in death by her father, Richard Lally, and most recently by her mother, Doris Lally, whom she cared for until her passing in October 2009. Joan was a very well known and loved member of both the Bethany and Fenwick communities. This was her home and she considered all of her good friends as “family.” She touched many lives by sharing her own life’s journey and her spiritual quest. If you knew Joan, you knew a brave and inspirational woman who worked hard to overcome her challenges and hardships. Joan leaves behind many grieving friends and family including her sister, Barbara Dittler and her husband, Rob Dittler, their two boys, Eric Daniel Dittler and Evan Lally Dittler, and Joan’s beloved four-legged companion, Chloe. In place of flowers, memorials may be given to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Georgetown, Del., or other “no kill” animal shelters. CHARLES W. NELSON, JR. Snow Hill Charles W. Nelson, Jr., 98, of Snow Hill died peacefully Saturday, March 15, at the Snow Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. He was born near Snow Hill on Jan. 3, 1916 to the late Charles W. Nelson and Mildred Dryden Nelson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Virginia Belote Nelson; three sisters, Anna Littleton, Mary Shockley and Elizabeth Harris; and one brother, Lt. Richard E. Nelson. Mr. Nelson is survived by one daughter, Barbara C. Nelson of Snow Hill; one son, Richard E. Nelson and wife, Margaret of Naperville, Ill.; one grandson, Timothy C. Nelson and wife, Sharon of Naperville, Ill.; one granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Nelson of Naperville, Ill.; and one greatgranddaughter, Olivia Grace Nelson of Naperville, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Nelson was a life member of Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Snow Hill. He was an ordained elder and served as superintendent of the Sunday School. Additionally, he was the church’s

Ocean City Today treasurer for over 50 years. He was a member of the Snow Hill Lions Club for 58 years, the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, the Snow Hill Rotary Club, and the Worcester County Historical Society. He graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1932. He began his business career at the First National Bank of Snow Hill. He joined the office of the Worcester County Clerk of the Circuit Court in 1940 as deputy clerk. He was elected Clerk of the Court in 1944, serving two terms. After leaving the Clerk’s office, he worked in management at the Birdseye Division of General Foods. In 1956, he joined Farm Credit Service in Salisbury where he retired after 25 years as manager. The funeral service was held Thursday, March 20 at the Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Snow Hill, with burial following in the church cemetery. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of the deceased to the Charles W. Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church, 115 Franklin Street, Snow Hill, Md. 21863. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com. KATHLEEN ROCHE Ocean Pines Kathleen Roche, of Ocean Pines, beloved daughter of the late Frank Samuel Roche and Catherine Carter Roche, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was a graduate of Bons Secours Nursing School and nursed in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. areas during her working years. A mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Coccuci was the celebrant. Interment followed on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to: Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd. Berlin, Md 21811. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of Condolence may be made via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. WILLIAM LEE DENNIS Berlin William Lee Dennis, age 88, died March 24, 2014. Born in Powellville, he was the son of the late William Henry Dennis and Frances Niblett Hudson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hadder Dennis in 2001, and a son, Stanley William Dennis in 1978. He is survived by his daughters; Sandra Dennis Sprenkle and Robin Lou Dennis. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, two sisters; Mary Bradford and Jean Bradford, and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in

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death was a brother, Jack Dennis and sister, Betty McCabe. Mr. Dennis had served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Orleck. Upon returning home he worked as a carpenter for Bill Marshall Builders, was owner/operator and butcher at Thrifty Food Market on Commerce Street in Berlin, and later became a truck driver. He was a member of the BoggsDisharoon American Legion Post #123, and a motorcycle and train enthusiast. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Daniel Bradford will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to: Boggs-Disharoon Post #123, P.O. Box 136, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. VANNA MARIE TAYLOR Whaleyville Vanna Marie Taylor, 80, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at her home in Whaleyville. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Paul Elder Kaline and Gladys Gwaltney Kaline. She is survived by her children, Glenn Taylor and his wife, Vanna Taylor Denise of Baltimore, and Jacqueline Dobrodey and her husband, Steve of Whaleyville. She was an adored grandmother to six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Melvin Kaline, a sister Carol Bender of Baltimore County, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Taylor had been employed for many years as a cafeteria worker at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin. A funeral service was held on March 20 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Rev. Michael Moyer officiated. Interment followed in St. Paul’s Churchyard. A donation in her memory may be made to: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, Md. 21811, or to Susan G. Koman Foundation Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas Tex. 75265-0309. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

BENJAMIN W. NELSON, SR. Snow Hill Benjamin Wilbern Nelson, Sr., 92, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Born in Crisfield, he was the son of the late Benjamin Freely Nelson and Florence Green. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy ”Dot” JohnB. Nelson, Sr. son Nelson. Surviving are his sons; Benjamin W. Nelson, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Snow Hill, and Roger Kenneth Nelson and his wife, Suzanne of Pocomoke. There are five grandchildren; Seth and Michael Nelson, Alison Owens, Joseph Donoway, Justin Barnes, and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Florence Horsey of Marion Station, and a sister-in-law Ethlan Nelson of Middle River, Md., numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alonzo Harris Nelson, Benjamin Freely Nelson,Jr. and sisters, Lettie Pearl Johnson and Yvonne Marie Nelson. He also leaves behind his devoted caregiver, Donna Heiser. Mr. Nelson had served in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII. He later became the purchaser and supervisor of school transportation. He was a member of Spence Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School. He was also a member of the American Legion Boggs-Disharoon #123, Beagle Club of Laurel, Del., American Red Cross, Chesapeake Order #147 of Free Masons, Past Patron of Worcester County Chapter of Eastern Star, Worcester County School Bus Drivers Association, and he was on the Zoning Appeals Board for Snow Hill. He also refereed soccer games until he was 80. A visitation was held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 21, at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin at 11:30 a.m. followed afterward by a memorial service at Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to; Spence Baptist Church, 7603 Spence Church Rd. Snow Hill, Md. 21863, or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804, or American Red Cross, 1505 Emerson Ave. Salisbury, Md. 21801. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

OBITUARY NOTICES Obituary Notices are published free each week in the Ocean City Today and Bayside Gazette. E-mail: editor@oceancitytoday.net Mail: Ocean City Today, P.O. Box 3500 Ocean City, Md. 21843 Fax: 410-723-6511 Obituary Notices are published as space allows. Every effort is made to publish all that are received.


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WORCESTER PREP SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

WORCESTER PREP SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES BOYS’ LACROSSE: March 29: Roosevelt, 9:30 a.m. (A) April 2: Salisbury School, 4 p.m. (H) April 4: Tower Hill, 8 p.m. (A) April 11: Middleburg, 4:30 p.m. (H) April 15: St. Maria Goretti, 4 p.m. (H) April 17: LaSalle, 2 p.m. (H) April 19: Calverton, 1 p.m. (H) April 22: Delmar, 4 p.m. (H) April 24: Bishop MacNamara, 4:30 (H) April 26: Archmere, noon (A) April 28: Indian River, 5:30 p.m. (A) April 30: Cambridge, 4 p.m. (H) May 6: St. Andrews, 4 p.m. (H)

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Frankie Willing, left, defends fellow Worcester Prep senior Alissa Talbert during Monday's practice at the Berlin school. Below, junior goalie Carolyn Dorey looks for an open player during a drill.

Gamble takes over WP girls’ team New coach excited about season, ready to ‘step up to the plate’ for Mallards

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) Allie Gamble was thrilled when she was offered the head coach position of the Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team. Coming in as a new coach, she said the transition for her and the players has been pretty smooth. “I’m happy with the way things are going, so far. It’s a learning game for me, my assistant and for the girls,” she said. “I’m really excited about the season. I’m ready to step up to the plate for these girls.” Added senior Kristen Shriver, “We’re all adjusting to her, and I think it’s going well. So far with the new coach, I think we’ve gotten a lot done for the little amount of practices we’ve had (because of weather). We’re doing a lot of drills and running and we’ll be ready for the season.” Gamble grew up in the area and attended Easton High School. After graduating in 2009, she went to Div. II Pfeiffer University in North Carolina where she played lacrosse for

one season. During her first year, she scored seven goals in one game, which puts her in a tie for second place on the lacrosse team’s all-time records list. Gamble also received AllConference Second Team honors. After suffering an injury, she was unable to continue playing. In 2012 she coached Parkside’s JV team. When asked how she would describe her coaching style, Gamble said she is a motivator. “I’m big on motivating and pushing the girls to the next Coach Gamble level,” she said. “Some of the girls plan to play in college so my job is to push them to get them prepared for the next level.” Gamble’s roster consists of 20 Lady Mallards. All of the girls competed at the varsity level last year when the team went 13-2. The Prep squad trounced Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference rival, the Sts. Peter & Paul Sabres, 20-5, in the championship game to take home the trophy. ESIAC 2013 Player of the Year, Lilly DiNardo, is back for her final

season as a Mallard before heading off to compete for the University of Virginia. The midfielder is looking forward to her last year on the field for Worcester. “I definitely can’t overlook this last See LADY Page 39

GIRLS’ LACROSSE: March 29: St. Mary’s Ryken, 2 p.m. (A) April 2: Sts. Peter & Paul, 4 p.m. (H) April 4: Tower Hill, 7 p.m. (A) April 8: Salisbury School, 4 p.m. (H) April 10: Gunston, 4 p.m. (H) April 11: Calverton, 4:30 p.m. (H) April 17: Cape, 4 p.m. (H) April 19: Karl Wolf lacrosse tournament, noon (A) April 23: Easton, 4 p.m. (H) April 25: Sts. Peter & Paul, 4 p.m. (A) April 28: St. Thomas More, 4 p.m. (A) May 1: Sussex Tech, 4 p.m. (TBA) BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ TENNIS: March 28: Sts. Peter & Paul, 4 p.m. (A) March 31: Bennett, 4 p.m. (A) April 2: Cambridge, 4 p.m. (H) April 4: Salisbury School, 4 p.m. (H) April 8: Parkside, 4 p.m. (H) April 9: Gunston, 4 p.m. (A) April 11: Decatur, 4 p.m. (A) April 14: Pocomoke, 4 p.m. (H) April 15: Sts. Peter & Paul, 4 p.m. (H) April 16: Decatur, 4 p.m. (H) April 24: Salisbury School, 6 p.m. (A) April 25: Cambridge, 4 p.m. (A) April 28: Queen Anne’s, 4 p.m. (A) April 29: Bennett, 4 p.m. (H) April 30: Parkside, 4 p.m. (A) May 9: ESIAC championship, 2 p.m. (TBA)


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Thirteen Lady Mallards back to compete on tennis court

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) The Worcester Prep girls’ tennis team went 15-2 in 2013 and captured its eighth consecutive Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference title. Coach Cyndee Hudson has 16 Lady Mallards on her roster this year and 13 of them competed last season. “I’m very excited. It’s probably the most experienced and talented team I’ve had in years,” said Hudson, who has led the program for 14 seasons. “They’re very energetic and they have a lot of potential. We’re starting at a higher level than I’m used to. Right off the bat I’m impressed with the skills they’ve brought to practice.” All of the singles players are veterans. Six Mallards are vying for five singles spots. Junior Tatjana Kondraschow, the 2013 ESIAC singles champion, returns to the No. 1 spot. “I think the girls’ team is really good this year. We have a lot of good singles players and our whole team has gotten so much better,” said the three-year varsity player. “I think we’ll do really well this season.”

Sophomore Sonya Walker has moved up to the No. 2 position and senior Hannah Esham, who won the ESIAC doubles title with Claire Stickler, a senior, last year, will compete at No. 3 singles. Stickler, junior veteran Mattie Maull and newcomer Isabel Carulli, are vying for the No. 4 and No. 5 Coach Coleman spots. Returning doubles players are senior Lydia Pritchard and junior Paige Evans and sophomore Erika Smith and junior Natalie Twilley. Freshmen newcomCoach Hudson ers, Eva Parks and Stormy McGuiness, will also play doubles. Hudson said they have been taking lessons and the girls are dynamic at the net. Hudson will look to Kondraschow and her three seniors–Stickler, Pritchard and Esham–for leadership. Worcester will compete against some new teams this year. The squad

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Worcester Prep junior captain Quinn Lukas serves during Monday's practice in Berlin.

will only go head-to-head with Maryland schools in 2014. In past years, the Mallards have played teams from Delaware and Virginia. “Our goals are to be at least as good as we were last season, capture the ESIAC title and improve every game and every practice,” Hudson said. The Worcester boys’ team finished the 2013 season 9-6 under the direction of

second-year Coach Dr. Keith Coleman. Seven Mallards on Coleman’s 12-player roster this year competed last season. “The make-up of the team has changed very little with the core group of last year’s No. 2 through No. 9 all returning,” Coleman said. The team lost No. 1 singles player, Tom Thornett, to graduation. See WOR. Page 40

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Lady Mallards have chemistry, Gamble says Continued from Page 37 season,” she said. “I want to leave it all out here and go undefeated and help the team.” A member of the team since her freshman year, DiNardo said her leadership role will include “making sure everyone’s pumped up for the games and doing what the coaches ask of us and really just working hard.” “I think we’re coming along great,” she added. “We still have a few things to work on, but our lacrosse skills look great and I think we just have

some plays to go over and little stuff like that.” Junior Molly Soule (Second Team) will join DiNardo in the midfield. Shriver returns on the attack. The 2013 All-ESIAC First Team member has committed to play lacrosse for Winthrop University in South Carolina. “We have [13] seniors this year and we’re all looking to help the team and be good leaders on and off the field,” said Shriver, a three-year member of the team. She played her freshman year, but had to sit out her

sophomore year due to a knee injury. She was back on the field last year for the Mallards. “We hope to have an undefeated season and win the ESIAC championship again.” Gamble will rely on senior goalie Maddie Pilchard (First Team), who has signed to play for Stanford University, and Alissa Talbert (Second Team), a senior, to run the defense. Junior Carolyn Dorey also returns in the goal. The first-year coach will count on those girls as well as senior Alie Greer (attack) for leadership.

Gamble said the team is solid in the defensive end and in the goal, with Pilchard and Dorey guarding the cage. The squad also has two strong midfield lines and the Mallards’ offense is top-notch, as well. “We’re strong in all aspects. We have so much depth and they already had chemistry because they all played together last year,” Gamble said. “I think we’re definitely one of the best teams on the Eastern Shore. The girls are motivated, they’re happy to be out there and they’re ready for a fresh start.”


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WORCESTER PREP SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW

Prep boys’ squad solid at face-offs, in goal By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) Pre-season began Feb. 24, but with several snow storms, which led to school cancellations, and players missing practices for different reasons, the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team has yet to have a training session with all 20 Mallards in attendance. When asked how he would describe the 2014 squad, Coach Kevin Gates said “the jury is still out.” “It’s hard to say because we haven’t had one practice with a full team,” he said. “I think we could be pretty good if we have everyone there. We’re still evolving. We haven’t scratched the surface yet.” Eleven players are returning from last year, when the team went 7-10. Worcester captured its fifth consecutive Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference trophy in 2013. The team also competed for the first time in the Metro Independent Lacrosse League. The Mallards fell to the Calverton Cougars, 18-6, in the MILL East Division semifinals. Captains of the 2014 Prep squad are senior attackmen Luke Payne (2013 All-ESIAC First Team) and Jack Marshall (Second Team) and

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Worcester Prep senior captain Jack Marshall, left, and sophomore Michael Brittingham participate in a drill during Monday's practice at the Berlin school.

sophomore midfielder/attackman, Wyatt Richins (First Team). “I feel like I know the offense and how Coach Gates wants us to play, so I can help a lot,” said Marshall, a four-year player. “We’re young, we just need to work on the basics and

we’ll be good. Our goals are to win, to have fun and to be a team.” Payne played on the defensive line the last two seasons, but this year he has moved up to attack, a position he said he feels comfortable in. Payne is thrilled just to be back on a field. He

dislocated his knee and fractured his femur during soccer pre-season in August and underwent surgery. Payne said Monday he is back to 100 percent. “I feel like we have a great group of guys this year. Everybody seems to be really motivated,” said Payne, a four-year team member. “It’s blistering cold and we’re excited to be out here.” Two areas where the Mallards will be strong is face-offs and in the goal. “Those are two important positions,” said Gates, who has coached the team for 12 seasons. Gates said sophomore midfielder Ross Dickerson, who will take faceoffs, is “tough as nails.” In the goal for Worcester will be sophomore Wade Walter (First Team) and senior newcomer Isaiah Nsah, a transfer from James M. Bennett. Veterans who will play key roles this year are seniors Thomas Buas (attack) and Jack Pedigo (defense) and 2013 All-ESIAC Second Team members, junior Sam Deeley (midfield/face-offs) and sophomore Mike Brittingham (defense). Also returning is junior Derek Wilgus (attack) and senior Robbie See GATES Page 41

Wor. Prep boys’ tennis team returns core veteran group Continued from Page 38 The team’s strength, he said, is consistency through the bulk of the roster. “The word that should define our team is ‘depth.’ There is little difference in ability from No. 3 down to No. 10, so it will be interesting to see who rises to the top,” Coleman said. “I could move the No. 10 player into the No. 3 slot and there wouldn’t be much drop-off…they all bring different styles and skills and, therefore, do better against certain types of opponents.” Returning to the singles line-up are juniors Quinn Lukas, Erik Zorn and Kyle Chandler, senior Chase Schmehling and sophomore Jason Cook.  Lukas and Schmehling have been named team captains. “I think now that I’m a junior I’m more of an upperclassman, so I’ve got some more maturity and I reckon I’ll do a good job leading the boys’ team,” said Lukas, a three-year member of the team. “I think for how much time we’ve had, we’re doing pretty well. The weather hasn’t been agreeing with tennis so far, but I think we’ve got enough under our belts to do well in our first few matches.” Lukas and Schmehling will be battling for the No. 1 spot, Coleman said. “At this point, Quinn’s match experience and ability to build points has

given him an advantage coming into the season…Chase came to tennis much later, but has the kind of athleticism that makes it hard to judge how much he might improve in a short period of time,” Coleman said. “Jason Cook has worked hard over the summer to improve his tennis skills, but still needs match experience. Erik and Kyle are both excellent athletes who have unlimited potential if they work at their tennis skills and technique.” Alex Choy, a sophomore, and Chris Choy, a junior, could push into the singles mix, but Coleman said they would probably begin the season as doubles starters. Senior Lucas Baier could return to the team in April after he completes some other obligations, Coleman said. Freshmen Zach Wilson and Nik Moondra and  sophomores Baylon McGuiness and Bennett Truitt are new to the team. Senior Daniel Rosa is back on the court after taking last year off.   Coleman said his goals are threefold. He hopes each player works hard and uses tennis as a vehicle to strive for excellence in their lives, that the team shows steady growth and improvement throughout the season and to have all the players peak for the conference tournament and bring the boys’ trophy back to Worcester.


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Seahawks win first outdoor track meet of 2014 season

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) The Stephen Decatur boys’ and girls’ outdoor track teams ran away with top honors during last Friday’s four-school meet in Berlin. “It was the first meet, so we’re still trying to get a feel of where everyone will fit in and where we’ll do our best,” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “It’s good to start the season on a positive note. I think we’ll improve as the season goes on.” The Lady Seahawks scored 154 points for first place. James M. Bennett was second with 47 points, followed by Crisfield (13) and Wicomico (seven). Decatur girls who won their individual events were senior Rebecca Lederman (100 meters, 12.8 seconds;

400 meters, 1:05.3), juniors Hannah Wilson (pole vault, 5 feet 6 inches; high jump, 4 feet 10 inches) and Meya Chilengi (3,200 meters, 13:57), sophomores Emily Cook (100-meter high hurdles, 18 seconds; 300 intermediate hurdles, 57.9 seconds), Alison Alvarado (1,600 meters, 6:26) and Kayla Lorance (800 meters, 3:05) and freshmen Bethany Williams (triple jump, 25 feet 8.5 inches) and Jessica Wharton (long jump, 11 feet 2 inches). Alvarado, Lorance, Chilengi and freshman Peyton Dunham took top honors in the 3,200-meter relay (12:19). Dunham, Lorance, Chilengi and sophomore Katie Hofman earned a victory in the 1,600-meter relay event (5:13). Cook, juniors Emily Kolarik and Amari Harmon and Hofman won the

Decatur tennis teams take down Pocomoke in opener By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) The Stephen Decatur tennis team kicked off the 2014 season with victories over the Pocomoke Warriors last Friday. The Lady Seahawks won 6-1 on the road. Junior Delaney Iacona outscored her second singles opponent, 8-2. Senior twins Valerie and Charlotte Petsche, earned 8-2 and 8-0 victories at third and fourth singles, respectively. Senior Annie James shut out her fifth singles competitor, 8-0. Junior Calais Rodriguez and first doubles partner, freshman Kat Harrell, took their match, 8-1. Juniors Claire Esham and Brittany Wangel took down their second doubles competition, 8-0. “I thought we played well. I think we could have played better, but they weren’t the stiffest competition,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “We’ve been out on the court four times so it’s nice to finally get out there and

play. There’s definitely some little things we can improve on, like footwork and court positioning.” The Decatur boys’ team topped Pocomoke 4-3. Trailing 7-4, senior captain John Niedfeldt prevailed, edging out his second singles opponent, 9-7. Sophomore Christian Beres won his fourth singles match, 8-2. In their varsity tennis debut, sophomore Reed Watson and junior Jacob Moore scored an 8-2 victory at first doubles. Sophomores Deep Patel and Jake Blosveren won their second doubles match by forfeit. “I knew we were young this year, but my players stepped up and started the season off with a win,” said Decatur Coach Steve Berquist. “It was a great way to start the season.” The Seahawks are scheduled to host the Snow Hill Eagles on Monday at 4 p.m. Decatur will travel to Salisbury to play the Parkside Rams the next day.

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Stephen Decatur sophomore Ben Short competes in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles during last Friday's meet in Berlin. He finished second in the competition.

800-meter relay race in 2:01. Lederman joined Cook, Harmon and Hofman for the 400-meter relay event. The foursome crossed the finish line first (55.1 seconds). The Decatur boys’ team scored 98 points. Bennett placed second with 77 points, followed by Wicomico (71) and Crisfield (24). Seahawks who won their events were junior Jakhai Woodard (100 meters, 11.3 seconds; long jump, 18 feet 10 inches) and sophomores Brett Kim (pole vault, 8 feet 6 inches) and

Ernest Shockley (shot put, 37 feet 9.5 inches). Juniors Parker Harrington and Tripp Ortega and sophomores John Lambrinos and Zachary Bernal earned a victory in the 1,600-meter relay race (4:04). Harrington, senior Kevin Herbert, sophomore Gary Frick and freshman Scott Berry out-ran their competition in the 3,200-meter relay event (9:59). “The first meet is to set the bar,” Stigler said. “We’re looking to get better with each subsequent meet.”

Gates excited about Prep lacrosse team’s potential Continued from Page 40 Rogers (longstick midfield). Newcomers who will contribute include freshmen Max Bisaha (defense) and Carter Hill (midfield) and senior JB Loomis (midfield). Loomis missed the 2013 lacrosse season beCoach Gates cause of a broke collarbone. Juniors Matt Klepper (midfield) and Will Pedigo (defense/midfield)

and sophomores Staton Whaley (attack), Charlie Pritchard (midfield/defense) and Jordan Osias (longstick midfield) are also new to the team. “Our defense looks good and we’ve got some offensive weapons,” Gates said. “I’m excited about the potential this team has.” Worcester will again compete in both the ESIAC and MILL. “We have a tough schedule,” Gates said. “We want to improve on last year’s record, win the ESIAC and compete for a MILL title.”

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Lady Seahawks top Buccaneers 13-4 in first game

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) Stephen Decatur’s girls’ lacrosse team earned a 13-4 victory over the visiting Kent Island Buccaneers in the 2014 season opener Monday. “For the first game, I was pleased,” said Decatur Coach Bob Musitano. “We started off a little slow. Once we got into a rhythm, they communicated very well and they started playing as a team.” Senior Sammi Quilter found the back of the net six minutes into the game off a senior Cassidy Remmell assist. The Lady Seahawks tallied their second goal 10 seconds later, when senior Payton VanKirk got the ball off the ensuing draw and carried it toward the Kent Island goal. She found junior Blair Yesko, who scored. VanKirk picked up Decatur’s third goal at the 12:56 mark off a pass from senior captain Erin Florek. Florek gave Decatur a four-goal advantage with 10:27 left in the first half. Senior captain Layla Fowler and junior Jenna Leitgeb each tallied a goal to end the Seahawks’ first-half scoring. Kent Island scored its first goal with 2:08 remaining before intermission. Decatur piled it on in the second

Decatur softball team wins 15-2 over Pocomoke

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Stephen Decatur junior Blair Yesko controls the ball during Monday's game against Kent Island in Berlin. Decatur won 13-4.

half, outscoring Kent Island, 7-3. “Everyone got to play and show what they can do,” Musitano said. “We have pretty good depth. I can put different players in and not really lose anything.” VanKirk was Decatur’s top producer with three goals and three assists. Florek chipped in with two goals and two assists. Yesko finished the game with two goals. Quilter (two assists), Remmell, Fowler, Leitgeb, freshman Lexie VanKirk and sophomore Elle Bargar scored one goal apiece.

“We’re really well balanced and our defense–(junior) Ally Beck, Jenna Leitgeb, (senior) Hannah Proctor and (senior) Katie Collins–is so fast,” Musitano said. Decatur junior goalie Jillian Petito stopped four shots. Rachel Florek took over for Petito with about 14 minutes left in the game, stifling eight Kent Island shots. “Both goalies were just outstanding,” Musitano said. Decatur is scheduled to host the Wi-Hi Indians today, Friday, at 4 p.m.

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) First-year Coach Heather Patnode was pleased with the Lady Seahawks’ overall performance during the softball team’s season opener last Friday. “It was better than I expected without getting any game-like situations [before the match],” Patnode said after Decatur’s 15-2 five-inning victory over the Pocomoke Warriors in Berlin. “I’m proud of them for coming out in the cold and working hard. We did well with not having much time outside.” The Seahawks’ bats came alive in the second inning, where the squad scored 11 runs. They tacked on four more in the fourth inning to pull ahead, 15-0. Decatur committed two errors in the top of the fifth inning and Pocomoke capitalized, scoring two runs. “Our defense was good up until the last inning,” Patnode said. “It was still good, we just made some mental errors in the last inning.” Senior captain Beth Laque struck out 10 Pocomoke batters, walked one and allowed two hits in five innings (Slaughter Rule). “Beth did very well,” Patnode said. “She was hitting every spot I asked and See ERRORS Page 43


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Errors factor in Decatur’s loss to Mardela Continued from Page 42 she was throwing hard.” Laque also produced offensively. She had two hits and two RBIs. Sophomore Lauren Laque and freshman Samantha Kefauver went 2-for-3 with one RBI apiece. Senior captain Taylor Black contributed with a hit and an RBI.

Errors plagued the Seahawks during Monday’s game against the Mardela Warriors. The home team shutout Decatur 10-0 in five innings. “We made a lot of errors. Only two or three of their runs were earned,” Patnode said. “[Mardela is] a good team, but we didn’t hit. We made con-

tact, but we hit right to them. Between our errors and not hitting cost us the game. The girls fought to the end, we just need to work on our mental game a bit.” Decatur had two hits. Black got one and junior Marina Jones logged the other. The Seahawks struck out seven

times and committed five errors. Laque recorded five strikeouts. She allowed seven hits and walked two. The Snow Hill Eagles will visit Decatur on Monday at 4 p.m. The following day, the Parkside Rams are scheduled to take on the Seahawks at 4 p.m. in Berlin.

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Stephen Decatur junior Sean Colgan fires a pitch during last Friday’s game against Pocomoke. OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Back-to-back no-hitters for Decatur team’s pitchers

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (March 28, 2014) Pitchers for Stephen Decatur’s baseball team started the season off strong, throwing back-toback no-hitters in the first two games. The Seahawks hosted the Pocomoke Warriors last Friday and won 10-0 in five innings (Slaughter Rule). “I didn’t think we’d have a lot of base hits. I thought it’d be difficult to put the ball in play just [because of] the weather, it was cold, it was the first time seeing real, live pitching, but we did,” said Decatur Coach Rich Ferro. “We intrasquaded, but it’s different with fans and things like that, so we were pleasantly happy with the way they hit.” Decatur scored two runs in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead. Junior Sean Colgan led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a walk. Austin Dundore, a junior, doubled, then junior Ryan Bennett stepped up to the plate. Colgan scored on a wild pitch to increase Decatur’s advantage to three runs. The Seahawks sent 12 batters to the plate in the fourth inning and scored six runs to pull ahead 8-0. Senior Chase Coursey drove in two in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game. Coursey went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dundore had two hits and two RBIs. Sophomore Zach Adams (one RBI) and junior Justin Meekins chipped in with one hit apiece. Junior Grant Donahue started on the

mound for Decatur. He struck out five and walked two Warriors. Colgan threw the next two innings. He struck out six and walked two. Senior Nick Bennett pitched the fifth inning for the Seahawks. He struck out one and walked one. “Last year we lost to Crisfield in the first game of the season. We lost 4-0 and we didn’t hit at all, so I felt we swung the bats 100 times better than we did last year,” Ferro said. “We’ve got to make sure we still pound the zone defensively with our pitcher. We don’t want to have five walks. Twelve strikeouts is nice, but we’ve got to reduce the walks.” Ferro said after Friday’s game that the Seahawks planned to “come out Monday and see if we can keep on doing what we’re doing, put the ball in play, pitch and play defense.” The Decatur squad was successful in accomplishing just that on the road against the Mardela Warriors. The Seahawks scored four runs in the first inning Monday and continued to roll from there. The Berlin team won the game, 11-1, in five innings. Colgan recorded eight strikeouts in three innings. Donahue took the mound for the final two innings. He retired four Mardela hitters and allowed three walks. They combined for the no-hitter. Ryan Bennett led Decatur with three hits and three RBIs. Coursey, Meekins and Adams had two hits apiece. “We played well. We pitched real well,” Ferro said.

Stephen Decatur junior Marina Jones makes contact during last Friday's game against Pocomoke in Berlin. Decatur won 15-2.


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Starting at $8.00 hr General Purpose: Provides administrative, secretarial and clerical support to others in the office to maintain an efficient office environment. Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities: - Answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staff member - Take and distribute accurate messages - Greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member - Coordinate messenger and courier service - Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail - Monitor incoming emails and answer or forward as required - Prepare outgoing mail for distribution - Fax, scan and copy documents - Maintain office filing and storage systems - Update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists and client information - Retrieve information when requested - Update and maintain internal staff contact lists - Type documents, reports and correspondence - Co-ordinate and organize appointments and meetings - Monitor and maintain office supplies - Ensure office equipment is properly maintained and serviced - Perform work related errands as requested such as going to the post office and bank - Keep office area clean and tidy Education and Experience: - High School Diploma or Equivalent - Previous office experience may be requested but this can also be entry level position - Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent - Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and data collection - Numeracy and literacy skills Key Competencies: - Organization and planning skills - Work management and prioritizing skills - Verbal and written communication skills - Problem solving ability - Attention to detail - Accuracy - Flexibility - Reliability - Teamwork Email Resume to: fmsdunkindonuts@gmail.com With Subject Line: Office Assistant or Drop off your Resume at: Franchise Management Services Inc. 9919 Golf Course Rd Ocean City Md 21842

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HELP WANTED

HVAC Tech/Installer - Please call 410-213-2437.

Plumber Needed 1-2 YRS. EXP. PREFERRED BUT NOT REQ. MUST HAVE HAND TOOLS & TRANSPORTATION. Pay based upon experience. Paid time off & retirement offered. Please call 410-641-1368 after 5pm & leave message or apply online at www.SeasidePlumbingInc.com

Candy Kitchen Shoppes now hiring

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HELP WANTED

PT, Evening Salesperson 4-10pm. NOC, Jewelry Store in the Clarion Hotel. Relaxing atmosphere. Incl. some weekends. References required. Perfect for retirees. Email inquiries to sadelb@gmail.com Part-Time Banquet Houseman; Part-Time, YR Servers; & Seasonal Room Attendants. Please apply in person at 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 410-289-1100

Delivery Personnel NeededHeavy lifting is req. Must have good customer skills. Having truck with open bed a plus but not req. Starting $10$12/hr. + tips. Call 443-6646378 after 12pm.

HELP WANTED

FT, YR MAINTENANCE TECH-Needed: Multi Property Operation. Applicants must have valid drivers license, general knowledge of building maintenance. Salary to commensurate with experience and skill level. Send resume to: jobinoceancity@gmail.com or fax: 410-213-9527.

Hiring F/T & P/T Professional Sales Reps Motivated individuals wanted for rapidly expanding business. Training available, paid travel, with a high income earning potential. Manager positions available for experienced individuals. Please call 443-291-7651.

“Team Members”

Must be available nights and weekends. Apply in person at 53rd Street bayside office Monday and Tuesday noon-4:00 p.m.

NOW HIRING!!

Forward Confidential Resume to: Hilton Hotel 3200 North Baltimore Ave Attn: Food and Beverage Director Ocean City, MD 21843

Apply online at: delmarvadd.com

Now Accepting Applications for FT or PT Kitchen Staff, Front House Staff & Delivery Drivers Top pay, meal play & paid weekly. Come in for Interview on Wednesday @ 11:00 am 5601 Coastal Hwy. (Bayside)

Avon has “Infinite Opportunities”

Work F/T or P/T, set your own hours, and make up to 50% commission. To become a Representative or to order product call Christine @ 443-880-8397 or online at www.christines beautyshop.com

Join the largest and fastest growing Dunkin Donuts franchisee organization in MD/ DE with developments scheduled throughout Baltimore and the Eastern shores of MD/DE . We are aggressively building a best-in-class Construction / Maintenance team and currently seeking exceptional full-time crew members. Starting Rate: $10.00 p/h Benefits Include: Health Insurance 401K Vacation & Sick Time Experience in the Maintenance / Construction Field industry is not required but preferred. Please apply online only at: http://www.delmarvadd.net/ DunkinDonuts/ Construction.aspx

Hiring Year Round Experienced Cook for Italian/American Restaurant. Apply in person Alex’s Italian Restaurant, Rt. 50, West Ocean City.

RENTALS RENTALS

Seasonal Rental - 4/1/149/16/14 $8,000 + electric + $750 security deposit. Eff, ocean block (steps from the beach), W/D, DW, reserved parking, tile and Pergo floors. Rent includes water, cable, internet and private storage unit. Call 301-674-3468 or email at dominicabeach@yahoo.com

Assistant PM Manager Hilton Suites – 32 Palm Restaurant Year Round w Benefits Entry Level Position Restaurant experience preferred

Overnight Production Crew ($8.00-$9.00) & Box Truck Driver ($13.00-$14.00)

HELP WANTED

Come Join Our Winning Team!

HOTEL FRONT DESK & NIGHT AUDIT

We are looking for experienced hotel front desk clerks and night auditors. Ability to manage multiple properties a must. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Email resume to: jobs@carouselhotel.com or come in and complete an application at the front desk. We require satisfactory pre-employment drug testing and background check.

Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums 11700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 EOE

South Moon Under is currently seeking

Part-time General Distribution Center Team Members

to be available during our business hours, Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm and Saturdays as needed. Requirements include: - High school diploma or GED - Attention to detail - Strong work ethic - Loads and unloads trucks and trailers - Moves product throughout the warehouse - General upkeep of distribution center - Ability to frequently lift and carry at least 50 pounds - Extensive standing and walking during the work shift - Assisting in handling daily deliveries - Team player - Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Our Warehouse Associates enjoy: - Competitive pay - Career advancement opportunities For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to mberterman@southmoonunder.com or stop into 619 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD to complete an application. Please, no phone calls.

Contact Kelley Bjorkland at 410-524-1203 or kelley.bjorkland@cbmove.com OR Maryellen Rosenblit at 410-524-6111 or maryellen.rosenblit@cbmove.com or visit www.careerscb.com

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FOREMEN to lead utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $20/hr. plus weekly performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving history, and be able to travel in NE States. Email resume to Recruiter4@osmose.com or apply online at www.OsmoseUtilities.com EOE M/F/D/V HELP WANTED:PART-TIME

Individuals with good community/school contacts wanted to place and supervise 15 students from Spain for short term program in July or August in your own community. Good additional income. Email resume or letter of interest to: GLOBAL FRIENDSHIPS, INC. FAX410-861-8144 EMAIL - jtarlow@globalfriendships.com

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RENTALS

RENTALS

Year Round/Seasonal - W. Ocean City. Looking for quiet individuals. One bedroom, third floor apartment with sundeck. Utilities not includ. Laundry on site. Close to malls and beach. Call for more info. Shirley 410-2131960 please leave message.

Y/R Rentals-Berlin & Newark Rentals Avail. Now. Bunting Realty, Inc. 410-641-3313 Summer Seasonal - May 1st through Sept. 2nd. 2BR furnished. 28th St., bayside. Water view. $9,500/season + electric, + security. 410-4305316

Summer Rental

Available May 8-Sept. 10. 312 Sunset Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, newly remodeled, big kitchen/ living area. Sleeps up to 8. $12,500/season, you pay utilities. Security deposit $2,000. Call 410-428-7333. www.SunsetTerraceRentals.com

Single Family Homes Starting at $1000 Apartments Starting at $995 Condos Starting at $1300

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MOUNTAIN PROPERTY TRACT 5. BE KING OF THE MTN! 12+/- ACRES only $54,900. BEST VIEWS! NEAR RIVERFRONT PARK. CLOSE TO DC Ready to use level mountain top parcel with stately hardwoods & fragrant mountain laurel which will bloom in spring with breathtaking pink & white flowers. Teeming with wildlife! Only 100 miles west of Beltway in charming country town with terrific shopping, dining and medical facilities. New perc, survey, ALL MINERAL RIGHTS INCLUDED, warranty deed. Best financing in area. CALL NOW 1-800-888-1262.

RESORT/BEACH PROPERTY

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Summer Housing & Job Opportunity-housing typically filled with college students. Contact Thomas shoreopportunity@gmail.com

YR, WOC-3BR/3BA, 2-Story home, newly renov., unfurn. Central HVAC, W/D, DW, lge. garage. No Smoking/Pets. $1650/mo. + utils. & Security. 410-289-6626

WINTER RENTAL $200 $150/week

Manager On Site or Call 443-614-4007

COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL

College Student looking for room to rent-within walking distance to 9th St., OC. May 22nd-Aug. 9th. Has references. Call 614-270-6578.

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Pre-Licensing Real Estate Classes

Pt. 1. April 1st, 2nd & 3rd Pt. 2. April 14th, 15th & 16th, 2014 8:00 am-5:30 pm Limited Space Web site/Registration www.edsmithschool.com 410-213-2700

DAY/TIME

Saturdays 11-4pm Sundays 11-4pm

READY TO BUILD - Cleared 1/2 acre lot, 10 minutes from OC. No city taxes. Perked. $75,000 Call Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555.

Open House Weekends Fantastic 3BR/2BA Condo FSBO Move in Ready, 65th Street, Ocean block. THINK SUMMER! Private showings 443-465-0554

Rambler Motel 9942 Elm St., right behind Starbucks

RE LICENSE

YR Park - 2BR/2BA Mobile 10 min. to the beach. $29,900/CASH. Ground rent$400/mo. includes water, sewer, trash & taxes. Call Howard Martin Realty 410352-5555.

FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNER BY OWNER

Sleeps 4, Pool, Internet

RENTAL RENTAL WANTED WANTED

REAL ESTATE

Units Available Rt. 50 in West Ocean City 1800 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1728 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1574 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 2211 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space Call 443-497-4200

Upscale Mid-town Office Space in O.C. for Lease.

Flexible floor plan. From 650 to 5,150 sq. ft. Call Brian 443-880-2225

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COMMERCIAL

WOC Office Space Great for professional i.e. Real Estate, Law Firm, Medical Herring Creek Prof. Ctr. 1000 Sq. Ft. $1,000/mo. negotiable 443497-0514

Ocean Pines Office - Lease Purchase or Rent. Approx. 900 sq. ft. Ideal location for business exposure. Call for details 410-603-7373.

Ocean Pines Office Space for Sale - Ideal location with good traffic flow. PPF Realty. Call John 410-208-3500.

SERVICES SERVICES

ART MURALS for your business and residential property Free consultation - Mural Design - Sketch - Production. Various Style Murals: Large Scale Images, Trompe l’oeil (optical illusion), 3D. Our tasteful large scale art works, External and Internal Murals make your property stand out. Contact: Marina Borovok, 410-599-1504, marina@artlabonline.com, www.artlabonline.com

SERVICES

Bishopville Movers Inc. Fast, reliable service. 410-352-5555.

FOR SALE FOR SALE

Used Hot Tubs for Sale$500 each. Buy as is. No restitution. Contact Club Ocean Villas II for more details 410-524-0880 Beach Cottage style, floral sofa, 2 coordinating striped chairs & lge. ottoman/coffee table. (Colors-blue, green & gold) Braxton Culler-maker. Very good condition! All for $500. Call 410-419-2353.

ORDER YOUR SPRING AND SUMMER SIGNAGE TODAY!! Custom Vinyl Signage for your business. Serving Maryland since 2002. Delivery Available. 410-913-3082

COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL, BUILDER, DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT PROPERTY If you are looking to buy or sell visit OceanCityCommercialProperty.com Or call Ed Wehnert Commercial Realtor Condominium Realty at 410-726-2022 (cell) 410-524-6400 (O)

ADDRESS

Heron Harbour Sales Office, 120th St., Bayside

Heron Harbour Sales Office, 120th St., Bayside

FURNITURE FURNITURE

BR/BA

Furniture Sale! - Like new Armoires, coffee tables, nightstands, cafe tables, chairs. Email to duosvsllc@gmail.com www.baysideoc.com www.oceancitytoday.net

ESTATE SALE

Indoor Estate Sale

All items in perfect condition! DR-Hutch & table. Contemporary, 11 piece, bedroom set. Will sell separately. Includes king, custom-made comforter set. Female clothing. So much more. Must see to appreciate. Saturday, 3/29, 11-4pm. Northgate, 7 Teal Circle, OP. 410-251-4931 Also, Custom-built, 4BR/2.5BA, LOWEST PRICE, waterfront home w/dock for sale

From $904,900

1BR/2BR/3BR

Condos

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

$795,000

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

From $295,000

CBRB/Kathy Panco

Condo

From $595,000

Fritschle Group

Townhouse

$398,350

Prudential PenFed/Jim & Leslie White

$224,900

CBRB/Colleen Deptula

Condos

5 Starfish Lane, Ocean Pines

3BR/3BA + Boat Slip

Townhouse

Saturday 1-4

509 Sunlight Lane #6, Berlin

3BR/2.5BA

Saturday 11-3

13242 Stone Harbour #21P13, Ocean City

4BR/3.5BA

87 Camelot Circle, Ocean Pines

3BR/3BA 3BR/2BA

ERA Holiday/Nanette Pavier

$659,000

1BR/2BR/3BR 3BR/2.5BA

AGENCY/AGENT

Condo

Marigot Beach, 100th St.

Saturday 11-2

410-250-7000

146th Street, Ocean City

Townhome

Saturdays 12-3

903 Yacht Club Drive, Ocean Pines

JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

FURNITURE WAREHOUSE -- NEW AND USED Pick-Up & Delivery Available

3BR/3BA

1BR/2BR/3BR

FURNITURE

Resort Homes/Tony Matrona

Condo

Saturday 10-2

FURNITURE

The contents of mini storage units will be sold at public auction. Units to be auctioned: O-13, O-16, O19, O-27, O-43, O-44, O60, O-80, O-92, O-122, O-164, O-174, S-31, S-47, S-51, S-103, S-117, S-166, S-181, S-209, S-222, S413, S-415, B-4, B-6, B-11, B-31, B-32, B-55, B-70, B72, B-73, B-95. Units being sold due to non-payment of rent. Common items in units are, household items, furniture, tools, fishing equipment, antique and vintage items. Date: SATURDAY, March 29th, 2014 Time: 9AM #1 Starting @ Berlin Mini Storage (Rt. 346) #2 Continues at OC Mini Storage (Rt. 50) #3 Finishes at OC Mini Storage (Rt. 611) Terms: CASH ONLY! Auctioneer: Tom Janasek

From $100,000

3BR/4BR

Saturday 12-3

Do you have an old bicycle not being used? It could mean a world of difference to a hard-working international student. We are looking to get as many bikes as possible. Your donation will be taxdeductible. Please contact Gary at 410-726-1051 for more information.

AUCTIONS

Mobile

Villas, OC Inlet Isle

1111 Edgewater Ave

DONATIONS DONATIONS

Mon-Fri 11-3

Sat & Sun 10-4

A MUST SEE!! Sat., 3/29/14 from 7:30-1:30 rain or shine Contractor items, tools, movies, clothes and more to see and browse. Location: 1 Dune Grass Dr., Berlin, Md., off Mystic Harbor Blvd.

Condo, Towns & SF

3 & 4BR, 3BA

Marigot Beach, 100th St.

GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE

2001 Keywest Boat - 2020 dual console, 21 ft., Bimini Top, 04 Johnson, 150/hp, Outboard Engine, GPS & Depth Finder. VHF Radio, w/Trailer. Kept on Lift. $11,900. 443-610-3422 or 410-208-1678

ERA Holiday/Nanette Pavier

Gateway Grand – 48th Street

Sundays 12-3

Yard Sale (Indoors) - Saturday, 3/29/14 - 9854 Hastings Lane, off of Old Bridge Road. (Rt. 707). Time: 9-3. A little of this and that!

BOATS/PWC

Daily 10-5

Sat & Sun 10-4

YARD SALE YARD SALE

1BR/2/BR3BR/4/BR+

Condo, Towns & SF

Assateague Point, Berlin Captain’s Quarters 627A

Moving Sale - Sat. & Sun. 102pm, Antiques-Table, Victorian Couch, Rocking Chairs, Lamps. 4 24” wrought/iron barstools. All Household contents must go! Williamsville Industrial Park, Rt. 54, Unit No. 9, entrance to Good Samaritan Thrift Shop. 410-251-1793

PRICE

Daily

Sat & Sun 11-2

MOVING SALE

STYLE

1BR/2/BR/3BR/4/BR+

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From $295,000 $525,000

Townhouse

$219,900

Townhouse

$669,000

Single Family

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

CBRB/Kathy Panco

Prudential PenFed/Jim & Leslie White Prudential PenFed/Bonnie Brown Long &Foster/Tina Gugliotta


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City payroll edges downward since pre-recession peak Combined compensation for workforce in 2013 comes to $40,927,397

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer Total payroll for the resort’s premier employer – the Town of Ocean City itself – continued to edge downward for 2013, continuing the gradual reduction of the city’s public personnel costs since their peak just before the 2009 recession. Combined compensation of the city’s workforce on 2013 W-2 forms came to $40,927,397 for 1,669 employees, including full-time, parttime, and seasonal positions. In 2012, the city spent $41,202,926 for 1,637 pay recipients. The city’s payroll peaked in 2008 at $45,772,862, following a rapid rise of municipal service demand and the property values that funded them beginning in the early part of the last decade. In 2005, the city’s payroll was only $34.4 million, and $21.7 million in 2000. In 2005, however, the city only reported 12 less total employees than it did this year. Full-time employees have actually declined, from

571 in 2005 to 524 this past year. This increase in individual pay, however, has been outstripped by the city’s even greater climb in tax revenues. In the 2004-2005 fiscal year, the city levied $28,909,936 in taxes – roughly 84 percent of the payroll it ended the fiscal cycle on. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the city levied $41,096,168 – 100.4 percent of last year’s payroll. Not shown on these tables, but also important to note, are the added cost of the city’s annual contributions to both the public safety and general employees’ pension plans, as well as the retiree medical fund. Roughly $25 million of the city’s payroll receives these post-employment benefits, to which the city contributed an additional $9,171,929 to close the gap of projected retirement liabilities that exceed the projected value of the funds. While the ratio of unfunded liabilities to eligible payroll for the general employees has gradually gone down, from 73.4 percent in 2004 to 48.9 percent in 2013, public safety liability has skyrocketed from 55.8 percent in 2004 to 122.2 percent last year.

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Lisa Ballance

Alyson Brabitz

William Buchanan

Kimberly Cummings

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Who will be Teacher of the Year? Fourteen Worcester County educators in running for prestigious annual award

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) Worcester County will announce its champion teacher for 2014 at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet tonight at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City. One candidate from each of the county’s 14 schools is in the running for the top honor and each will be part of a presentation at the ceremony. The winner, determined by two panels of judges, will earn the title Teacher of the Year for this county and go on to the statewide running for the same title. “It’s one of the few times that we get in our school year to really extend the celebration of great teachers into our community and eventually into our state,” said Coordinator of Public Relations and Special Programs for the schools Barbara Witherow. “It really is a reflection, I think, of how important teaching is to Worcester County.” This year’s banquet theme is a high-flying kite, named for former British Prime Minister Winston

Churchill’s quote: “Kites rise the highest against the wind — not with it.” “High expectations — those that require the greatest efforts and pose the most significant challenges — yield the best results,” Witherow said. “Because each generation of graduates faces college and career opportunities that are more globally competitive, teachers must constantly grow in their profession.” As Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson said, “We must prepare our students for their futures, not our past.” Each year, Maryland charges each of its 24 school districts with naming a top teacher, who will serve as a candidate alongside teachers from other districts in the contest for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Worcester County last earned the state title in 2007, when seventh grade English Language Arts teacher Michelle Hammond, of Stephen Decatur Middle School, took home the honor. The process starts at the schoollevel, though, where students, colleagues or other members of the community make Teacher of the Year nominations during American Education Week in November, Witherow said. “We invited the community, espe-

cially our parents, to visit our schools and our classrooms” during that week, she said. Once a teacher is nominated, he or she has the option of creating a portfolio, which a selection committee at each school uses to select their candidate to run for Worcester County Teacher of the Year. A panel of six judges, most of who come from regional colleges and universities, evaluates the portfolios, while another panel of six assesses teachers based on interviews. The winner is named during the annual Teacher of the Year banquet. In addition to proceeding to the Maryland Teacher of the Year contest, Worcester County’s Teacher of the Year fills a variety of rolls that come with the title, Witherow said. Last year’s winner, Karen Eure, a 25-year kindergarten-teaching veteran at Snow Hill Elementary School, welcomed new teachers at the start of the school year; attended the spring reception, when new teaching interns visit the schools; went on a science trip to a local island to study the environment and take that knowledge back to her classroom; and participated in a Teachers of Promise mentor program, to name a few, she said. The banquet is also a reunion for See COUNTY Page 58

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) Guests will be able to sample bites from more than 15 local restaurants and sip wines to match at Coastal Hospice’s annual “Taste of Finer Things” fundraiser next Wednesday, April 2. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant, at the southern end of Ocean City’s inlet, where guests can visit tables featuring barbeque shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops, chocolate covered strawberries and citrus desserts, to name a few, while raising funds for Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, a residence and medical facility planned for Berlin. “This is definitely one of our most important fundraisers of the year,” said Elaine Bean, community relations manager for Coastal Hospice. “It’s just a great way to let people know about Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.” The inaugural Taste of Finer Things in 2011 drew about 75 people, said co-chair of the event Stephanie Meehan. Last year, it grew to around 210 attendees, raising about $20,000 toward the $5 million goal for the building project. With ticket sales so far, Meehan expects at least 225 at this year’s event. “There’s nothing better than pairing wine and food together. It’s a nice evening,” she said. Restaurants at the 2014 Taste of Finer Things are: Adolfo’s Italian Restaurant, Atlantic Hotel, Candy Kitchen, Crabs to Go, Desserts by Rita, Embers, Fresco’s, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Hooked, Jules, Longboard Café, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, Seacrets, OC Wasabi, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, Sunset Grille, Sweet Disposition, Touch of Italy and Wockenfuss Candies. Restaurateurs will be on hand to serve up their specialty dishes or desserts. The wines will come from Reliable Churchill, a Baltimore-based distributor. Coastal Hospice began collecting funds to build a residence in Worcester County in 2008, its Director of Development Maureen McNeill said. Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will be different from Coastal Hospice at the Lake, in Salisbury, “because that’s more of an in-patient facility. This is more of a residence,” she said. While it will be a medical facility, “it won’t feel like one,” McNeill said. “It will feel like home,” with a family-style dining room and labyrinth garden among its amenities. See LOCAL Page 59


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Continued from Page 57 past teachers, many of who return to the ceremony that started in 1988. The banquet has 33 local sponsors this year, who provide donations, gifts and certificates to recognize the 14 schools’ Teachers of the Year. “It’s so valuable because it really brings the entire community together,” Witherow said. The 2014 Worcester County Teacher of the Year candidates are: Lisa Ballance, Pocomoke Elementary School: Ballance graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University in 1996 and earned a Masters of Education from Old Dominion University. She has been teaching for 17 years, beginning her teaching career in Accomack County, Va. She has been teaching second grade at Pocomoke Elementary School since 2004. Ballance believes that every child needs to be given opportunities to apply what they have learned so that mastery can be reached. To be meaningful and memorable, learning must go beyond paper and pencil. Alyson Brabitz, Showell Elementary School: Brabitz graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, later earning a Masters in Post-Secondary Education from the same school. She has been a physical educator for eight years, of which four have been at Showell Elementary School teaching PE to kindergarten and first grade. Brabitz has a passion for instilling healthy habits in her young students so that they will make a lifetime of positive fitness and nutrition choices. She serves her community by teaching all ages at a local gym. Brabitz is the school wellness coordinator and serves as a mentor teacher for interns. William Buchanan, Pocomoke High School: Buchanan graduated from St. Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. He earned a Masters of Education with a concentration in administration and supervision from Salisbury University. Buchanan is currently teaching art at Pocomoke High School. He stresses to his students the importance of art as a means of personal expression in the creation of their projects. Buchanan also impresses upon his students the impact that the arts have had on the development of cultures and societies. He has served as a mentor teacher and on the boards of the Pocomoke YMCA and the Marva Theater. Kimberly Cummings, Pocomoke Middle School: Cummings earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and a Masters of Education, Reading Specialist from Salisbury University. She has taught K-5 for 16 years. Cummings has taught at Pocomoke Middle School

for the past five years, currently teaching a fifth grade inclusion class. She is a team leader, Accreditation for Growth committee member, Pocomoke Pride STEM Academy instructor and a member of the school system’s After-School Advisory Board, PRTI Committee, iLearnMaryland Cohort and iPad Pilot Program. Cummings believes all students can learn and succeed. Her goal is to create supportive learning environments while differentiating instruction. Amy Fenzel-Mergott, Stephen Decatur High School: FenzelMergott has been teaching mathematics and coaching at Stephen Decatur High School since 1996. Graduating with honors from Salisbury University, she earned Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees. As an AP Calculus BC teacher, her students’ mean scores are well above the average for Maryland and the nation. Fenzel-Mergott has coached varsity soccer and basketball, and has earned five Coach of the Year awards. She is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes advisor, the VIP coordinator for Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools and, as a breast cancer survivor, she mentors for Women Supporting Women. In all endeavors, Fenzel-Mergott seeks to inspire and motivate others. Victor Hall, Berlin Intermediate School: Hall is a technology education teacher at Berlin Intermediate School. He has been teaching for 14 years, of which nine have been with Worcester County Public Schools. Hall credits his wife Robin for inspiring him to pursue a career in education after working in the printing industry. He received a Bachelor of Arts in vocational education from Delaware State University and a master’s degree in applied technology from Wilmington University. Hall challenges all students to creatively and collaboratively utilize technologies to exceed expectations and to enhance learning. Applying strategies gleaned from being an athlete and coach, Hall creates a fair and disciplined learning environment. Tracy Hunter, Worcester Technical High School: Hunter graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a master’s degree in post-secondary education. Hunter is a 15-year teacher who instructs both biomedical sciences and nursing at WTHS. She is also an adjunct nursing instructor at Salisbury University. Holding high expectations of her students, Hunter uses project-based instruction to help students acquire the qualifying skills needed to become healthcare professionals. Hunter is the current STEM high school master teacher for Worcester County Public Schools. She coordinates STEM initiatives for WTHS and serves as a new teacher mentor. See COUNTY Page 63


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Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, planned for Berlin, will be a live-in facility for Hospice patients with an at-home feel, said Maureen McNeill, director of development for Coastal Hospice.

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By Donald Putnam Intern (March 28, 2014) OC Tri-Running will present a fundraising event in the effort to rid the world of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), a disease affecting the lives of many as it is the most common form of childhood cancer. The “Kisses for Colby 5K” will take place Saturday, March 29 in Ocean Pines at the recreational center on Ocean Parkway. Four-year-old Colby Fowler of Ocean City, has provided the inspiration behind the event. Fowler was diagnosed with ALL in January 2013 at the age of 3. During her ongoing treatment at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore she has been nicknamed, “Warrior Princess” after her fearless and relentless behavior she has displayed since her diagnosis. The 5K idea came from Ricky Kerrigan, a close family friend of the Fowlers who has become dedicated to the cause. Kerrigan works closely with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) and has been nominated for its 2014 Man of the Year. Registration is open 7:30-8:45 a.m. Saturday. The race will begin at 9 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow. The costs to participate is $25. In addition to the 5K, there will also be a 1-mile “fun walk.” For more information, visit www.OCTriRunning.com. To donate, visit www.mwoy.org/pages/md/mdes14/teamcolby.

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County schools use new program By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) To help gear students toward college and careers, Worcester County Public Schools began using an interactive, online program this year. Naviance starts in the sixth grade and helps students identify goals for high school and beyond while tracking their progress toward specific colleges, majors and careers, said Donna Main, coordinator of instruction for English and school guidance at Worcester County Public Schools’ central office. “Our hope is that students will be able to make informed decisions about the classes they take that will identify with their specific talents and interests, and that they’ll be more focused in high school,” Main said. Naviance — a portmanteau of “navigation” and “guidance” — uses four components to help students prepare for life after high school: college and career planning, preparing for success, determining which courses to take, and using e-documents when applying to college. The program starts students’

thinking about what colleges and jobs they might like, starting in sixth grade. Two years later, they answer a series of questions — Do they like to work outside? Do they like working with people or animals? — to develop a “personality type,” which Naviance matches with broad career categories. When students start high school, they narrow those categories down to career “clusters,” such as health care or finance, and continue to research more specific careers in 10th grade. Students will also begin building academic resumes early in high school through the online program, thwarting the mad rush to recall four years of sports, clubs and community service projects when it comes time to apply to universities. In 11th grade, students take another personality test, focusing on more specific career “fits” and corresponding colleges and majors. Though seniors this year didn’t use the tool, as new classes make their way through the grades, they will use Naviance in 12th grade to identify colleges they want to attend, submit parts of college applications and seek out scholarships. “In essence, what’s going to be developed is… a six-year plan for these students. (It’s) very structured, very organized and the students will have a route that they’re going to take,”

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sug-

gestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture?

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another coworker. Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until you’ve heard the other side of the story.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Getting used to change isn’t always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon you’ll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. Continue to stay the course you’ve chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you earned plaudits

from most co-workers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You feel more positive about that

delayed project, and you’re ready to pick it up on a moment’s notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some welcome news

should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some still-reluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don’t wait for a misunder-

standing to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A physical problem should be

checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

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NOW PLAYING 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL

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9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 March 28-29: Scott Glorioso, 7-10 p.m.

12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 March 28: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T March 29: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. March 30: Anniversary Party w/Salt Water String Band, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T & DJ BK March 31: DJ Jeremy April 3: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

131st Street Ocean City 410-250-3100 March 28: Bob Hughes March 29: Howard on the Piano

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Route 54 and the bay Fenwick Island, Del. 800-227-0525 302-539-3095 Every Friday: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m. Every Thursday: Aaron Howell, 6 p.m.

103 N. Main St. Berlin 410-629-1022 March 28: Adam Bilenki

BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-7575 March 28: Mood Swingers, 9 p.m. March 29: Go With The Flo, 9 p.m. April 2: Aaron Howell Band, 5-8 p.m. CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. Ocean City 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com March 28-29: Phil Perdue FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-5500 March 28: DJ Hook, 9 p.m.; Hot D, 10 p.m. March 29: Brew Grass IV w/Chester River Runoff, Saltwater Stringband (Brackish Brothers), 1-6 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Jumper, 10 p.m. March 30: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31: Bryan Clark, 5:30 p.m. GALAXY 66 66th Street, bayside Ocean City 410-723-6762 March 28: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight

HIGH STAKES Route 54 Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 March 28: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m. March 29: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside Ocean City 410-524-7499 March 28: One Night Stand March 29: Breakers

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-3535 Every Friday and Saturday: DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 28-29: Power Play SCHOONER’S RESTAURANT In the Princess Royale 91st Street and the ocean Ocean City

HOOTERS Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd. West Ocean City 410-213-1841 March 28: Aaron Howell, 8 p.m. to midnight March 29: 50 East, 8 p.m. to midnight

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410-524-7777 Every Friday and Saturday: Harry O, 7-11 p.m. SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-4900 March 28: Amish Outlaws, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. March 29: Melodime, 5-9 p.m.; Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Gypsy Wisdom, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 March 28: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m. March 29: Haleytown, 8 p.m. April 3: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m. THE ABBEY BURGER BISTRO 126th Street, bayside 410-250-BEEF April 3: Darren Francis, 7-10 p.m. WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL 11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17 Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines 443-365-2576 March 28: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey


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OUT & ABOUT

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Louise Gulyas and Jay Knerr

Sculptor David Turner, Lauren Taylor, center, and Vicki Barrett

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Glenn Irwin and Pam Sanders

‘A MAGICAL EVENING’ To kick off fundraising efforts for the new dolphin statue to be placed at the southwest corner of the Route 90 bridge, the Ocean City Development Corporation Public Arts Committee hosted "A Magical Evening" at the Captain's Table, in the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street in Ocean City, March 22. More than 70 guests attended the event. The statue is of a small family of three dolphins.

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David Turner of Turner Sculptures in Onley, Va. holds a wax mold that will be used to cast the bronze dolphin statue. The statue will be cast in pieces then assembled.

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Mary and Frank Knight with their daughter, Frankie

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Jackie Spurrier, left, Igor Conev and Marion Chambers

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Sheryl Mitrecic, left, Bruce Kennington and Ruth Waters

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Sandie Mattes, left, and Susan Donaldson of Long & Foster Real Estate are ready to greet attendees at the fourth annual Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on March 14 at the former Harley-Davidson building on Route 50.

Michelle Melson, left, and Elva Allewalt of Parties Your Way, participate in the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on March 14.


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County winner will compete for state award Continued from Page 58 Brenna Johnson, Stephen Decatur Middle School: Johnson has been teaching for 10 years, of which seven have been at Stephen Decatur Middle School. Certified to teach music and theater from K-12, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern University and is currently taking graduate classes in vocal music and theater through Villanova University. Johnson coaches All Shore Chorus and chairs the District Choral Festival. She facilitates cooperative learning to foster the unity and cohesiveness of each group of performers. Johnson also encourages students to become autonomous and reflective. Her goal is for each student to feel proud of his or her hard work, accomplishments, and growth. Mary Lankford, Cedar Chapel Special School: Lankford has been teaching Special Education in Worcester County for 13 years, two of which have been at CCSS. Certified to teach special education and social studies, Lankford graduated from Salisbury University with a Masters of Education and Bachelor of Arts. She teaches vocational, communication, social and independent living skills to students who are transitioning from school to the workplace, providing students with real world experiences while scaffolding supports to promote independence and self-advocacy. At the core of every instructional experience is Lankford’s unbridled respect for her students and their abilities to achieve. She serves on the academic achievement, graduation and prom committees. Dawn Oronson-Stutzel, Snow Hill Elementary School: Oronson-Stutzel attended Salisbury University, earning a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She completed all coursework in order to earn a Masters Equivalency. OronsonStutzel has been privileged to teach both second and third grades in Worcester and Baltimore counties over the past 14 years. She promotes a welcoming, safe and nurturing learning environment where students are encouraged to create, explore and discover. She cherishes the moments when students realize they can be successful readers, problem solvers, and independent thinkers. OronsonStutzel believes every child has this potential. She is also a mentor teacher for Salisbury University interns. Windy Phillips, Ocean City Elementary School: Phillips graduated with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Salisbury University and a Masters of Education in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, from Walden University. In her 10th year at Ocean City Elementary School, Phillips teaches first grade. In 2002, she started her career as a fourth grade math and science teacher with Somerset County Public Schools. Phillips believes her students have the ability to guide their own learning and excel beyond ex-

pectations when they are immersed in a collaborative classroom infused with technology. A mentor teacher to interns, Phillips strives to create a classroom culture that encourages discovery, risk taking, and tenacity. Traci Record, Snow Hill High School: Record is a graduate of WCPS. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in special education at West Chester University and a Masters of Education in elementary education from Salisbury University. Record currently co-teaches Algebra I and Algebra II, in addition to being the high school’s special education department chair. Record strives to make all students successful by blending instructional rigor with positive relationships. She believes all students can achieve their dreams with hard work and dedication. Record is a cur-

rently a member of the Strategic Action Planning Team and Pupil Service Team, as well as serving as a new teacher mentor. Ramona Smith, Buckingham Elementary School: Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, with a minor in psychology, from Salisbury University and graduated with a Masters of Education in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University. Smith began teaching at Buckingham Elementary School in 2004 and is currently a third grade teacher. She is leading an after-school STEM program, as well as being BES’ STEM representative to the Effective Educator Academy. Smith creates a student-centered classroom by providing an integrated approach to learning. She believes that a positive

and engaging environment fosters a love of learning within her students. Kimberly Stephens, Snow Hill Middle School: Stephens graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and later earned a Masters of Education in reading instruction. In her ninth year of teaching elementary school students at SHMS, Stephens believes that her responsibility as an educator is not only to successfully teach the curriculum, but to create an environment where her students feel safe, loved and willing to take risks. She enables her students to think critically about their work and take control of their own learning. Stephens is a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team member, a mentor teacher to Salisbury University interns and a team leader.


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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 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, year-round. Happy hour daily, 37 p.m. Entertainment Friday through Sunday. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.oceancityhilton.com/dining / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ALEX’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-7717 / www.ocitalianfood.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Serving homemade Italian cuisine, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Elegant dining room with fireplace. Early bird specials every day from 5-6 p.m. ■ BILLY’S SUB SHOP, 140th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-1778; Route 54, Fenwick Shoals, Fenwick Island, Del., 302-436-5661 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Dine in, carry out, free Delivery. Open 7 days 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Ocean City’s most famous sub and pizza shop since 1959. An OC tradition where a sandwich is a meal, serving fresh dough pizza, subs, burgers, cones, shakes and sundaes with beach delivery available. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / 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 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ CRABCAKE FACTORY, 120th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-4900 / www.crabcakefactoryusa.com / $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Monday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Menu selections are Eastern Shore favorites: creamed chipped beef, omlettes and daily breakfast special crab dishes. World famous Crabcakes served all day starting at 8 a.m. Other menu selections include Chicken Chesapeake, prime rib, steamed shrimp, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers and homemade soups. www.crabcakefactoryusa.com ships Crabcakes year-round.

■ THE DOUGH ROLLER, South Division & Boardwalk 410-289-3501, 3rd Street & Boardwalk 410-289-2599, 41st Street & Coastal Hwy 410-524-9254, 70th Street & Coastal Hwy 410-524-7981 / www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com / $ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Ocean City’s Favorite Family Restaurant for 35 years! Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dayton’s Boardwalk Famous Fried Chicken served at S. Division and 70th Street locations. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$$$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-2131846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MCAE-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 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and allyou-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open yearround. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdhotels.com/hemingways / $$$ / V-MC-AE-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. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE, 31st Street, Ocean City, 410-289-2581; 128th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-2403 / $-$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days a week. We have proudly served Ocean City, Maryland for over 40 years. Known for All You Can Eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOOTERS, Fifth Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 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.

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Find out why we say, “Hooters makes you happy!” ■ HOOTERS, 123rd Street, Bayside, Ocean City 410-250-7081 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full Bar / Casual dining. Newly remodeled and open for the season. Our More Than A Mouthful Burger speaks for itself. We have everything from soups and salads, great sandwiches, and a variety of seafood choices. We look forward to seeing you and don't forget to stop in our gift shop and check out all the great merchandise. Seasonally open every Thursday through Sunday. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MCAE-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 year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600 / www.johnnyspizzapub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City’s official pizzeria and pub featuring homemade pizzas, serving 18 different gourmet pizzas including local favorites Johnny’s Special, Neptune’s Seafood Feast Pizza, and MD Blue Crab. Huge variety of calzones, subs, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Ocean City’s place for jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Coldest draft beer in town served in a chilled mug. Voted best sound system for live music. Carry out or delivery til 4 a.m. ■ J/R’S, 131st Street, Ocean City 410-2503100 / www.jrsribs.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s Menu / Full bar / Carry-out / Early bird specials daily. This is the PLACE for ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood and steamed crabs. Try our Ribs in our family oriented spacious dining room or cheer on your favorite team in our new enlarged sports bar. You’ve tried the Rest- Now try the Best. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ MERMAID COVE PUB, 33195 Lighthouse Road, Williamsville, West Fenwick, Del. 302-436-0122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Full bar / Get ship-wrecked at the Mermaid Cove with pub, drink and food specials daily. Lump crab cakes, rock and mahi tacos, fried oyster sandwiches and platters are among the items to choose from. Breakfast served weekends. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Take-out available. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 / $ / VMC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, year-round. Every Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdhotelscom/reflections / $$$ / 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 awardwinning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410524-4900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SEASONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-5241000 / www.carouselhotel.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., featuring a wide variety of entrees, seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SIMMER TIME, Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, next to Mio Fratello 302-436-2266 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Fondue and more in an intimate atmosphere; small and large parties. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-4364716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE ABBEY BURGER BISTRO, 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250BEEF / www.abbeyburgerbistro.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Casual dining serving 14 House Specialty Burgers and Sandwiches, or build your own burger and choose from wide variety meats, vegetarian, cheeses and toppings. Menu includes salads, appetizers, sides and desserts. ■ THE BRICK HOUSE PUB, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410524-5252 / www.ocmdhotels.com/brickhousepub / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this casual brew pub. Enjoy a lite bite, or watch the game on one of our huge flat-screen TV's. Dine on the freshest raw bar specialties, or try one of the local favorites, including fresh rockfish, shrimp, crab cakes, spicy hummus, juicy burgers and steaks, piping hot made-to-order pizzas, flavorful sandwiches and gourmet salads. Extensive micro-brew list and beers on tap. Happy hour specials daily. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302539-8710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / 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. ■ 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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Tony Villani, right, was presented with the Firefighter of the Year award for the Volunteer Division by Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Chief David Cropper.

Fire department holds first combined awards ceremony

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) The Ocean City Fire Department held its first department-wide awards ceremony this past Saturday, March 22, at the Ocean City convention center. “This is our first, of what will hopefully be an annual event,” said OCFD Chief Chris Larmore. Top awards went to Amanda Bunting, Firefighter of the Year for the Career Division; Robert “Bobby” Magee, Paramedic of the Year, and Tony Villani, Firefighter of the Year for the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. Saturday was the first time the department has ever held combined awards for all three elements of the city’s fire services. In 2007, the department was reorganized to be an umbrella for three separate but cohesive groups – the OCVFC, the professional firefighters and paramedics, known as the Career Division, and the Office of the Fire Marshal. While combining volunteer and paid personnel in such a way can be difficult, Larmore thanked the entire department for making the OCFD’s model work over the past years. “I recently came back from training with departments in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties,” Larmore noted. “They are some of the largest combined volunteer-career fire departments in the nation, and they still don’t hold a candle to us.” Likely the most emotional award given Saturday was the Unit Citation for those who had responded to the blaze at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea on Nov. 26, 2013. Brenda Dingwall, widow of the Rev. David Dingwall, thanked those who had fought the fire that ultimately claimed her husband’s life. “While it didn’t have the result we had hoped, I take comfort in knowing that David was being served by the best,” Dingwall said. “Your attention has done so much for me and my children.”

Deputy Chief for the Office of the Fire Marshal David Hartley gave special recognition to several of his employees who had served as both first responders and after-incident investigators. Because the Fire Marshal’s offices are located in City Hall, across the street from St. Paul’s, the Fire Marshal’s personnel were the first on the scene. “We typically come in after the situation is under control,” Hartley said. “But these individuals had to focus not only on the investigation side of it, but do double-duty.” Unit Citations were also given to those involved in two water rescues, one in June in the ocean off First Street, and another in July in the bay off Teal Drive. Bunting earned recognition for her drive to improve and her advocacy on behalf of the citizens, serving as the department’s internal investigator and auditor. “Amanda had put in for a promotion which was eventually given to someone else,” Deputy Chief Chuck Barton said. “The first thing she said to me after not being selected was ‘what can I do better?’” Villani, originally from Ocean City, now lives and works mostly in Virginia, but has continued to service in the OCVFC. “Tony drives countless miles from Virginia to Ocean City to keep up his drills and duties,” OCVFC Chief David Cropper said. Magee, a long-time professional firefighter and paramedic, is considered an expert in his field and frequently contributes to industry publications. “Bobby is very well respected among his peers for his knowledge and skills,” Barton said. Several length-of-service commendations were also given. Steve Cropper, who has been an OCVFC member for 52 years and was a professional firefighter for 37 of those, See STEVE Page 68

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Firefighter of the Year for the Career Division, Amanda Bunting, is pictured with Ocean City Council Secretary Mary Knight at Saturday’s awards ceremony for the Ocean City Fire Department.

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Steve Cropper honored for 52 years of service in OCVFC Continued from Page 65 was awarded a silver anniversary axe. Deputy Chief Chuck Barton was recognized for 30 years of service, and retiring firefighter/paramedic Larry Sackadorf was recognized for nearly 28. The OCVFC’s elected leadership also issued several recognitions for volunteer firemen. OCVFC President Cliff Christello gave the President’s Award to Steve Price, the company’s Public Information Officer and Christello’s mentor. “Whenever I’ve needed someone to talk to about something or to bounce ideas off of, Steve has been there,” Christello said. The volunteer company’s Member of the Year was Tommy Parker. The Chief’s award was presented to Mike Hastings, and the Training Award to Robert Hearn. Joanne Wagner was recognized as Member of the Year by the OCVFC Ladies’ Auxiliary. Larmore also gave special recognition to the operators of the department’s fireboat, which went into service last summer. Each of the crew not only had to complete a full training program from the U.S. Coast Guard, but also an additional 40 to 60 hours of training within the department on the specific boat itself. “This is without question one of

the best-trained groups out there for a particular piece of apparatus,” Larmore said. He also recognized Capt. Josh Bunting for his leadership on the fireboat project. “I would venture to say that without him, this project may not even have happened,” Larmore said. “He oversaw everything from the original bid specification through the final proposal, the construction, and the training.” Capt. Eric Peterson was also recognized for completing the Executive Fire Officer Program from the US Fire Administration, as well as being given a Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in training new recruits. “Not only did he do the executive officer program while he was working here, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA,” Hartley said. “Eric does a phenomenal job putting together the training for everyone in the department…the amount of work we put on him is astronomical.” Hartley’s predecessor, retired Fire Marshal Sam Villani, presented Hartley and Josh Bunting with a “Master Blaster” commendation for carrying on the mission of the OCFD’s hazardous materials and bomb squad, which Villani founded.

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Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Chief David Cropper, left, presented his brother, Steve Cropper, with a silver axe for his 52 years of service in the OCVFC.

“I’ve been retired two-and-a-half years, and the bomb squad is the only thing I’ve really missed,” Villani said. Firefighter/Paramedic Kim Tull was recognized for conducting com-

munity training classes on Automatic External Defibrillators [AEDs]. “There’s no question that her actions have saved the lives of many,” Barton said.

Jones and Belton take home top awards in youth art show

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) To celebrate Youth Art Month, the Art League of Ocean City displayed the works of middle and high school students from across the county in its Shirley Hall youth art show in March. Two seniors at Snow Hill High School, Kasey Jones and Bethany Belton, took home top awards for their drawings in the show. They comprise their high school’s entire AP Art class. “Art is a way to harness what you’re feeling and put it on a piece of

paper,” Belton said. “It’s pure creativity.” “It’s been a really big part of me,” Jones said. “Without all of that, I don’t know what I would be.” Belton got her start in the artistic world while doodling on her homework. With the help of teachers, she developed her own style, which often combines several real-world elements into one surreal human-animal hybrid — from a red panda dancing in gipsy attire to Buddy Holly portrayed as a poodle. “There are no bounds,” she said. See DRAWINGS Page 70

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Snow Hill High School senior and AP Art student Kasey Jones holds her pen and ink drawing, simply titled “Swimmer.” Above, one of Jones’ other pieces.


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Drawings earn two Snow Hill students honors in art show Continued from Page 68 When she was in elementary school, Jones’ teachers noticed she drew human figures in much greater detail than her classmates’ stick figures, she said. She’s been focusing on depicting faces ever since, and some come in surprising forms. From a series of close-up encounters with insects’ visages to her recent work on elderly faces cast with distinguishing lines, Jones uses pencils and colored pencils, pastels and other media to create her large-scale works. “Every face is unique. It has different eyes, different angles,” she said. “Every face is beautiful in its own way.” Both students have run the gamut of art classes at Snow Hill High School, from Art I and II to Advanced Art and finally the AP class. Jones spends more than two hours a day in the studio during the school week, while Belton gets 45 minutes of class time. “Drawing is my passion,” Jones said. “Without going back into drawing in high school, I wouldn’t know what I wanted to do in college,” where she plans to take art history and theatrical makeup classes. Belton likewise wants to take art courses after high school, though she

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Snow Hill High School senior and AP Art student, Bethany Belton, discusses her pen and ink drawing, “Zen Master.”

said she plans to study animal behavior. “It’s something I really enjoy,” she said. “It’s catharsis. Other people go to sports practice and lay waste to the field. When I’m angry, I make art. “I think it’s really helping me understand me, but at the same time, people will look over my shoulder and say, ‘Hey, that’s really good,’” she said. “It’s made me feel proud of myself.” Both Belton and Jones placed high in the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club’s art show in January, with Belton earning a first for her painting

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and Jones taking home second for a drawing. They also earned high marks at the Wicomico Women’s Club art show recently, where Jones pulled a first and Belton earned a second place ribbon. Their works went on to the regional show at Easton and will compete in the statewide competition in Baltimore. “Not only can they keep up with the art work, but they can keep up with their academic classes,” their AP Art teacher Tom Hogan said. “Art’s been a godsend for many of my students.”

By Deborah Lee Walker Contributing Writer (March 28, 2014) Spring is officially here; at least that’s what the calendar indicates. But as I snuggle under the covers, thoughts of flowers proclaiming “bonjour” seems a figment of my imagination. The need to get away is pressing on my soul; however, this is not an option. I refuse to allow the climate to permeate my thoughts. Instead, I put on my thinking cap and come up with a dish that graces the street markets of tropical islands and at the same time is indicative of these frigid conditions. Papas rellenas (stuffed potato balls) are comfort food at its best and instantly come to my mind. The spicy beef filling is encased in a layer of mash potatoes and fried until crispy. There are many versions with a variety of fillings throughout the Caribbean. Papas rellenas are a local favorite in heavily Cuban-populated American cities such as Miami and Tampa. The Cuban version, which I am particularly fond of, consists of mashed potato balls stuffed with seasoned picadillo. See DISH Page 70

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Dish time consuming, but well worth effort Continued from Page 69 True essence and basics come to the forefront. Ground beef, tomatoes, and peppers are customary. I have embellished tradition with capers, oil-cured black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes for an extra punch of flavor. Size is the next consideration and depends on purpose. If one is serving papas rellenas as an appetizer, shape the little balls of joy to resemble an over-sized golf ball. However, if they are presented as a main course, think in terms of a small tennis ball. It is very important to refrigerate papas rellenas for at three hours before cooking. Otherwise, they have a tendency to fall apart during the frying stage. Papas rellenas can be served plain or with a dipping sauce. Salsa ranchera is a perfect pairing. Herdez carries this product which can be found in the in-

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4 large russet potatoes 2/3 cup warm milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter kosher salt to taste *Note - the mashed potatoes should have a thick consistency. So measurements may have to be adjusted depending on size of potatoes

Meat filling

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound meatloaf mix (equal parts ground beef, pork, and veal) 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 3 large cloves garlic, minced 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oil-cured black olives, seeded and finely chopped 1 teaspoon jalapeño 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce juice of 1 lime kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Breading

2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 2 cups plain panko bread crumbs 1 cup all-purpose flour canola oil for frying 1.Boil the potatoes until they are tender. Drain and place the potatoes back into the hot pan. Add salt, milk, butter, and mash until fluffy. Set aside and allow to cool. 2. In a large sauté pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté meat over medium-high heat. Cook thoroughly and strain to remove any fat. Set meat aside and allow to cool. Wash pan for the next step. 3. In the clean pan, add remaining oil and sauté garlic over medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Add onions, bell peppers, celery, capers, olives, jalapeño, and sundried tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Vegetables should be al dente. 4. In a large bowl, season the meat with Worchestire sauce, paprika, cumin, oregano, lime juice, salt, and pepper. 5. Combine meat mixture with veg-

etables. 6. Using a medium ice cream scoop, measure out a ball of mashed potatoes. Place it onto the palm of your hand. Flatten out the ball into a flat circle with an indentation in the center. 7. Using a small spoon, place the meat mixture into the indentation. 8. Bring all the sides together and make a smooth ball. Pay attention to the smooth exterior for beautification purposes. The presentation is just as important as the taste. 9. In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs and water. 10. In another shallow dish, combine the panko bread crumbs and flour. 11. One at a time, dip the ball into the beaten eggs, allowing excess to drip off. Carefully roll the ball into the panko mixture until the entire surface is fully coated. 12. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 13. Fill enough canola oil to cover at least half of the potato balls. Heat oil over medium-high heat and fry until all sides are golden brown and crispy. 14. Allow to cool on baking racks. 15. Garnish with fresh cilantro (optional) and serve immediately. Secret Ingredient - Smile. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” –Dr. Seuss

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) More than 2,000 youth and their leaders will meet in Ocean City this weekend for the 2014 Impact High School Conference, hosted by Metro Maryland Youth for Christ at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street today through Sunday. There will be live Christian music, drama teams and speakers from across the state at the conference geared to high school students either without a relationship with God or looking to further that relationship, said Chip Pierce, conference director and chief operating officer for Metro Maryland Youth for Christ. “It’s trying to reach out to high school students and help them to grow as young people — in particular, helping them if they don’t have a spiritual life base,” he said.

“For those who have faith, it’s to help them grow in their faith and show how it can help them make decisions as they move forward.” The theme of this year’s conference is “One,” denoting that “we’re more powerful when we’re unified together as one,” Pierce said. Highlights of the Impact weekend include performances by Rend Collective, a popular worship band, and a Saturday night concert by rising Christian pop singer Jamie Grace. Jeff Bethkey, famous for his spoken word series that went viral on YouTube, will be the keynote speaker, prompting questions about where youth are basing their identities, Pierce said. Leaders and youth will participate in workshops to learn about things from leadership to tough issues confronting

today’s young adults throughout the threeday event. They will be able to choose from a dozen topics during breakout sessions Saturday and Sunday morning. Doors at the convention center open at 6 p.m. Friday, when those already registered can pick up their information packets or newcomers can register until 11 p.m. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and again from 5:30-11 p.m., giving attendees a free afternoon to enjoy in Ocean City. The Sunday session runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who hasn’t registered can still sign up at the convention center on 40th Street today, Friday, starting at 6 p.m. The Impact High School Conference costs $95 for the entire weekend, or $45 to just attend Saturday, Pierce said. Visit http://impact.mmyfc.org/2014 for more information.

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Re-Opening for 2014 Season Thursday April 3rd 11AM

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High Stakes free Bingo event on Sunday draws a crowd to the Fenwick Island, Del. restaurant.

Kemp finds it impossible to dress for changing weather

By Irish Kemp Contributing Writer

(March 28, 2014) Whoa. It came in like a lion and is going out like a tiger. Stop the train and let the old broad get off. Talk about a touch of spring. When it goes from 90 degrees to freezing in a matter of minutes these days it’s impossible to dress for the weather. Obviously, no one gives a damn any

more, they just want it to be over? Not to worry folks, summer is just around the corner. Albeit rain or snow or dark of night nothin’ keeps Ocean City folks from taking flight. There was a full house at Sunday’s free bingo event at High Stakes on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del. Hard to believe that anything is free these days but it’s true. You may actually win an at odd assortment of See DON’T Page 72

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Continued from Page 71 prizes, socialize with folks like the Kahns, Ryans, Harry and Kathy James, Del Leutner, Bill Shorts and a bodaciously humongous group of locals, visitors and characters. Drop by for lunch and stay for the fun, entertainment and games. It’s Lent, wanna’ help the St.Vincent De Paul Society feed the areas needy? Canned or boxed food such as tuna, soup and baked beans, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, boxed cereal, tea and coffee will be welcome. Drop your contributions off at St. Luke church vestibule on 100th Street, March 29-30. Food cards would be greatly appreciated. Don’t be surprised about how good it will make you feel. Coming up at St. Andrew’s Catholic Center, the second annual Mardi Gras dinner and dancing event on Tuesday, April 29, from 5-9 p.m., with music by Old School band. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased at the parish office at St. Andrew’s Center. For more info, call 410-250-0300. Everyone is welcome.

It’s a great opportunity to get out and socialize and meet your neighbors. The best move the Kemps ever made was to retire in Ocean City. Spotted around town I found Ron and Peg Baunchalk, Neil and Kathy Foote, Dick and Kathy Kahn, Harry and Kathy James, Jack and Lorraine Taylor, Georgia Wiesiniski and Billy Shorts. I’m amazed at how many locals have shown up at Harpoon’s, yearround senior happy hour on Wednesday’s from 3-6 p.m. over the last 20 years. Many started lifelong friendships at the very first get together. Seniors in our town don’t sit around waiting for something to happen, they make things happen. Joining a church or a club of your choice is a good move. The local AARP meets the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the MAC Center on 41st Street, bayside, located just a wee bit north of the convention center. Introduce yourself to Director Ann Tomey. Bring your mate with you. Male or female, there’s something for everyone there such as pool tables and an exercise room. Do we have an exorcist available to get rid of this winter of no return? Be happy. Don’t worry summer is just around the corner. C U IN OC TODAY

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (March 28, 2014) Brewgrass is back at Fager’s Island, bringing six regional craft breweries, all-you-can-eat barbeque and a lineup of bluegrass music to the 60th Street restaurant tomorrow, Saturday, from 1-5 p.m. “With the surge in popularity in craft beer and bluegrass, I think this will probably be the best event ever,” said Bryan Brushmiller, owner and brewer at Burley Oak Brewing Company, one of the breweries on tap. Burley Oak will be at the event serving up three beers: ‘Merica, an American brown ale; Just the Tip, a Kolsch; and Wit It and Quit It, a Belgian wheat beer. Other breweries pouring unlimited glasses of its craft brews are Salisbury’s Evolution Craft Brewing Company; Dogfish Head Brewery, based in Milton, Del.; Union Craft Brewing, from Baltimore; Flying Dog Brewery, from Federick; and The Brewers Art, from Baltimore. “The brewers are always at the event, so we get to answer all the technical questions about our beer,” Brushmiller said. “That’s our favorite thing to do: Make beer, drink beer and talk about beer.” In 2011, the inaugural Brewgrass festival drew approximately 300 people. Last year, a crowd of about 500 attended the event and Brushmiller expects even more beer and bluegrass enthusiasts to come out tomorrow. Brackish Brothers, which features members of Chester River Runoff and Saltwater Stringband, and Drymill Road will provide live entertainment. There will be an all-youcan-eat spread of southern style barbeque and unlimited craft beer. Brewgrass tickets cost $37 in advance online at ww.fagers.com/events/brewgrass.cfm or $42 at the door. Each ticket includes a complimentary pint glass for the event. For more information about the Brewgrass event, call Fager’s Island at 410-524-5500 or visit www.fagers.com.


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Calendar Submit calendar items to: editor@oceancitytoday.net. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, the week of publication. Local submissions have priority. Area event listings are subject to space availability.

FRI. March 28 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.

ANNUAL BULL & OYSTER ROAST — Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road, 6-10 p.m. Raw, steamed, fritters, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, livers and gizzards, beer wagon and raffle for $500 cash. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets: 410-352-5757.

SAT. March 29 Ocean Resorts, 1 p.m. Honoring the memory of Ray (Razor) Rickett III. Cost is $90 and includes golf, shirt, scholarship donation and lite food at end of tournament. Prizes awarded. Proceeds for scholarship will be awarded to a Stephen Decatur Graduating Senior pursuing a career in Golf Course Turf Management or as a PGA Professional. Info: Ray Rickett, Jr., 443-614-6325 or ray@princessbayside.com, or Trevor Rickett, 443-614-6236.

RAZOR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT —

BEEF & DUMPLING DINNER — American

Legion Auxiliary, Unit 123, 10111 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, 4 p.m. Cost is $12 and includes dessert. Info: 410-6413760.

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 2-2-2, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.

FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to noon. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more.

SOUP SALE — Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, 11:30 a.m. Held in celebration of Berlin being named America’s Coolest Small Town. Info: 410-641-3129. KISSES FOR COLBY 5K & 1 MILE RUN/WALK — Ocean Pines Recreation

Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Day-of registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m., event begins at 9 a.m. Pre-register:

www.octrirunning.com. A donation can be made the day of the event to participate. Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Info: Ross Fowle, rossfowle@gmail.com or 910-547-3689.

SUN. March 30

SPRING REVIVAL — Fenwick Island Baptist Church, 36806 Lighthouse Road, Sebyville, Del., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dr. Ken Keathley will be the guest speaker. He is Professor of Theology and the Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. Info: www.theologyforthechurch.com. Sound United Methodist Church, 37894 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Del., 6-8 p.m. The third Living History Night will cover the devastating coastal storm of 1962. Featuring a film, guest speakers and storytellers. Light refreshments will follow. Info: www.facebook.com/SoundUMC, 302436-4011 or soundchurchinfo@gmailcom.

SOUNDS FROM THE PAST, PART III —

LENTEN LESSONS — St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, Berlin, 3-4 p.m. Sacred music with orchestral accompaniment, scripture readings and time for personal reflection as the congregation prepares for the Easter season. Appropriate for all members of the community. No admission fee but free will offerings are appreciated.

EWGA LOCAL CHAPTER SEASON OPENER — Bayside Resort Golf Course, 38017

Fenwick Shoals Blvd., Selbyville, Del. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9 a.m., followed by a nine-hole scramble at 10 a.m. A buffet luncheon with a shopping fair and prizes will follow play. A local PGA pro will also conduct a clinic at 11 a.m. Open to the public. Cost is $55 for breakfast, golf and lunch, $40 for the clinic and lunch or $30 for lunch only. Register: www.ewgaeasternshore.com. Info: Rosemarie Pomilla, 302-519-3641 or rpomilla@comcast.net.

MON. March 31

SPRING REVIVAL — Fenwick Island Bap-

tist Church, 36806 Lighthouse Road, Sebyville, Del., 7 p.m. Dr. Ken Keathley will be the guest speaker. He is a Professor of Theology and the Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Cul-

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

MATHIAS HONORED Sen. Jim Mathias accepts a plaque alongside members of his family in honor of Kathleen Arlee Petry Mathias, named 2014 Woman in History at the Worcester County Commission for Women’s luncheon celebrating Women’s History Month at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street Tuesday. Kathleen Mathias died in 2011 after battling breast cancer and since, two bills aimed at making cancer treatment more affordable passed in her namesake. ture Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. Info: www.theologyforthechurch.com.

dance, coffee and light refrshments. Contact: Amy Schine, 410-749-4940 or amys@geried.com.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus,

WED. April 2

HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106

City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street and Sinepuxent Avenue, rear of the Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Open to the public. No one allowed in the hall under 18 years of age during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645.

Sweet Adeline’s, 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 the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. 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.

TUES. April 1

SPRING REVIVAL — Fenwick Island Baptist Church, 36806 Lighthouse Road, Sebyville, Del., 7 p.m. Dr. Ken Keathley will be the guest speaker. He is a Professor of Theology and the Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. Info: www.theologyforthechurch.com. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TRAINING FOR DIRECT CARE STAFF — MAC, Inc.

Area Agency on Aging, 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury. Five-hour training held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45 per person, $65 with social work CEUs. Two-hour refresher held from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 per person, $35 with social work CEUs. Cost includes program materials, certificates of atten-

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean

Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 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.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB —

Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302-436-3682.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING —

THURS. April 3 ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ CARD AND GAME PARTY — Fager’s Island Restaurant, 60th Street, bayside, Ocean City, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organize a table

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PUBLIC NOTICES JAMES W. ALMAND, ESQ. AYRES, JENKINS, GORDY, & ALMAND, P.A. 6200 COASTAL HWY., SUITE 200 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

TRUSTEE’S SALE

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

WOMAN OF THE YEAR Woman of the Year Darlene Onley addresses the room after earning the 2014 title during the Worcester County Commission for Women’s luncheon celebrating Women’s History Month at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street Tuesday.

CALENDAR to play a game or cards or let organizers know what you’d like to play and they will find a group that needs a player. There will be munchies, coffee, tea and water. Lunch menu includes choice of: minestrone soup and half Islander sandwich; chicken salad wrap; Ceasar salad with organic chicken strips; Powerhouse vegetarian wrap; or 8 oz. cheeseburger. Cost is $25 for Women’s Club of Ocean Pines members and $30 for non-members. Also raffles. Reservations: 410208-0171 or 410-208-2569 before March 27.

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BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday,

Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54 and the Bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410-524-0649; or Dianne, 302-5414642.

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: 410289-3166.

CHAIR AEROBICS — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1-2 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Senior Adult Ministry. Info: 410-524-7474. SOLID ROCK OUTREACH MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — Solid

Rock Outreach Ministry, 16 S. Main St., Suite D, Berlin, 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the services. Info: 443-5134253 or admin@Srom.comcastbiz.net.

ONGOING EVENTS Class will be held Wednesdays, March 5 through April 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin. Open to anyone interested in learning more about Judaism. No cost, but to register email Rabbi Warshaw, rabbiwarshaw@gmail.com.

OF CONDOMINIUM UNIT The Trustee named below will sell at public auction to the highest bidder on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the Siesta Villas Condominium, 5104 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, all that property designated as Siesta Villas Condominium Unit No. 101-N, together with an undivided interest in the common elements as established by Declaration and Bylaws recorded among the land records of Worcester County in Liber W.C.L. No. 1133, folio 443, et seq., as amended, and as further described in a deed recorded at Liber 5848, folio 357, et seq., in “AS IS” condition, SUBJECT to all the liens, covenants, agreements, conditions, easements and restrictions as may appear among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland. A deposit of $10,000.00 in cash or certified check will be required of the Purchaser at the time and place of sale. (A deposit will not be required if the successful bidder is the secured party in this foreclosure action.) The balance in cash or certified check will be due within 20 days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, said balance to bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum from the date of sale to the date of payment. Time is of the essence for the Purchaser. All real estate taxes, wastewater, water charges, and condominium assessments shall be adjusted as of the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The cost of title documents, settlement costs, recordation taxes, transfer taxes and recording fees shall be paid by the Purchaser. Possession will be given upon payment in full of the purchase price. If Purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price following ratification of sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting Purchaser. For further information, you may contact Kevin P. Gregory, Trustee, 410-723-1400. OCD-3/27/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

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OCVFC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group

meets monthly on the first Monday at 7 p.m. at the West Ocean City Fire Station, second floor, Keyser Point Road. New members welcome. Info: Denise, 443359-2014 or any Ladies Auxiliary member.

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 313 BAY ST. A/R/T/A 313B BAY ST. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated July 26, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4764, Folio 271 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $276,000.00

and an original interest rate of 6.8750% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 15, 2014 AT 4:03 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 $31,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/27/3t _________________________________ COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 600 BALTIMORE AVENUE SUITE 208 TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 2 DORCHESTER STREET, UNIT 304 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Paul W. Rutter, Jr. and Renette L. Rutter, dated July 3, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4962, Folio 379 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of $910,000.00, and an original interest rate of 3.000%, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Courthouse door for the Circuit Court for Worcester County, on APRIL 15, 2014 AT 4:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and the improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust.  The property being sold is a condominium unit and all common elements appurtenant thereto. 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 $94,000.00 by certified funds only (no cash will be accepted) is required at the time of auction.  Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County.  The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note, its assigns, or designees, shall pay interest on the unpaid purchase money at the note rate from the date of foreclosure auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees.  In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest.  Real estate taxes and all other public charges, or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA assessments or private utility charges, not otherwise divested by ratification of the sale, to be adjusted as of the date of foreclosure auction, unless the purchaser is the foreclosing lender or its designee.  Cost of all

documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses, and all other costs incident to settlement, shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. If the purchaser shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale or fails to go to settlement within ten (10) days of ratification of the sale, the Substitute Trustees may, in addition to any other available legal remedies, declare the entire deposit forfeited and resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by said bidder at the time of foreclosure auction.  In such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of resale, reasonable attorney’s fees, and all other charges due and incidental and consequential damages, and any deficiency in the underlying secured debt.  The purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. If the Substitute Trustees cannot convey insurable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be the return of the deposit. The sale is subject to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale.  In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Edward S. Cohn, Stephen N. Goldberg, Richard E. Solomon, Richard J. Rogers, Randall J. Rolls, and David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees Mid-Atlantic Auctioneers, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.mid-atlanticauctioneers.com OCD-3/27/3t _________________________________ 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 1 FOUNTAIN DR. EAST, UNIT #3E OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated January 30, 2004 and recorded in Liber 4021, Folio 78 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $322,500.00 and an original interest

rate of 6.00000% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 8, 2014 AT 4:03 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit LUG-I-3E, in Phase 1, pursuant to a Condominium Regime established by and shown on a condominium plat entitled “Condominium Plat Phase 1 The Garden Condominium 1 at Sunset Island” 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 $35,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ 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 10115 GERMANTOWN RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 2, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4908, Folio 65 and re-recorded in Liber 5911, Folio 56 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $153,000.00 and an original interest rate of 6.85% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 8, 2014 AT 4:09 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 $19,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years in-


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PUBLIC NOTICES cluding costs of any tax sale are payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ 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 550 OCEAN PKWY. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 20, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4471, Folio 320 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $200,000.00 and an original interest rate of 5.87500% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 8, 2014 AT 4:12 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 $22,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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, Carrie M.

Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ 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 41 SUNDIAL CIR. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated December 3, 2007 and recorded in Liber 5033, Folio 753 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $417,000.00 and an original interest rate of 6.75% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 8, 2014 AT 4:06 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as follows: All that lot or parcel of land lying and being situate in the Third Election District, Worchester County, Maryland, in the Section called "Teal Bay" in the Subdivision known as "Ocean Pines", which is more particularly described as Lot No. W-04-614, as designated and distinguished on the plat entitled "Ocean Pines-Section 4", made by B. Calvin Burnes, Registered Professional Engineer No. 2583 of the State of Maryland, and recorded among the Land Records of Worchester County, Maryland, in Plat Book No. FWH No. 11, Folio 54, et seq. 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 $52,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are

payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ 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 14105 SAILING RD. OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated July 24, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4977, Folio 159 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $484,500.00 and an original interest rate of 1.19% 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, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on APRIL 1, 2014 AT 4:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any build-


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PUBLIC NOTICES ings 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 $24,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place 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 year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable 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 costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. 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, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 205 125TH STREET, UNIT 228-D AND BOAT SLIP NO. 390 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Steven J. Parrott and Kathryn A. Parrott, dated July 10, 2001 and recorded in Liber 3088, Folio 524 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, with an original principal balance of $200,000.00, and an original interest rate of 7.500%, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Courthouse door for the Circuit Court for Worcester County, on April 1, 2014 AT 4:03 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 $5,000.00 by certified funds only (no cash will be accepted) is required at the time of auction.  Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County.  The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note, its assigns, or designees, shall pay interest on the unpaid purchase money at the note rate from the date of foreclosure auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees.  In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest.  Real estate taxes and all other public charges, or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA assessments or private utility charges, not otherwise divested by ratification of the sale, to be adjusted as of the date of foreclosure auction, unless the purchaser is the foreclosing lender or its designee.  Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses, and all other costs incident to settlement, shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. If the purchaser shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale or fails to go to settlement within ten (10) days of ratification of the sale, the

Substitute Trustees may, in addition to any other available legal remedies, declare the entire deposit forfeited and resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by said bidder at the time of foreclosure auction. In such event, the defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of resale, reasonable attorney’s fees, and all other charges due and incidental and consequential damages, and any deficiency in the underlying secured debt.  The purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. If the Substitute Trustees cannot convey insurable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be the return of the deposit. The sale is subject to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale.  In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Edward S. Cohn, Stephen N. Goldberg, Richard E. Solomon, Richard J. Rogers, Randall J. Rolls, and David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees Mid-Atlantic Auctioneers, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.mid-atlanticauctioneers.com OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________ Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, P.A. 4 Reservoir Circle Baltimore, MD 21208 410-559-9000

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE 2-STORY HOME LOCATED AT 300 BELT ST. SNOW HILL, MD 21863 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Purchase Money Deed of Trust from James C. Washington, dated July 14, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4752, folio 544 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD (Case No. 23-C-13-0923) default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on MARCH 31, 2014 AT 12:10 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, if any, situated in Worcester County, MD, known as

Tax ID No. 02-022958 and described as follows: All that lot of ground situate at the corner of Purnell Street and Belt Street in the Town of Snow Hill, in the Second Tax District of Worcester County, State of Maryland, more particularly described on plat entitled, “BOUNDARTY SURVEY WITH LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENTS, HOUSE NO. 300, LANDS OF RONALD H. HAMBLIN and JOSEPHINE B. HAMBLIN,” dated July 23, 1997, made by Madison J. Bunting, Jr., Surveyor, Inc. and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland in Liber R.H.O. No. 2416, folio 25, et seq.; AND BEING ALL AND THE SAME property which was conveyed unto James C. Washington by deed from Katherine C. Washington, Foreign Personal Representative of the Estate of Susan B. Main of even date herewith and intended to be recorded among the aforesaid Land Records immediately prior hereto. The property is believed to be improved by a 2-story home containing 5 rooms (3 bedrooms) and one bath. The property and improvements, if any, will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, existing building, zoning, and/or environmental violations, agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty either expressed or implied as to the description of the condition of the property or improvements. The property will be sold subject to any violation notices and subject to all conditions, restrictions, covenants, encumbrances, right of ways, agreements and other matters of record affecting the same, if any. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $5,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order, at the time of sale will be required of all purchasers other than the holder of the Deed of Trust or an affiliate. The deposit(s) must be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 2 business days at the office of the auctioneer. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid in immediately available funds, within ten (10) business days after the final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. If payment of the balance does not take place within ten (10) business days after ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. In the event the property is purchased by someone other than the note holder or an affiliate, interest shall be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the note from date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event the settlement is delayed for any reason and the property is purchased by someone other than the note holder or an affiliate, there shall be no abatement of interest caused by the delay. Any and all fees in connection with the property incurred prior to or after the sale including, but not limited to, taxes, water, sewer, ground rent, con-


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PUBLIC NOTICES dominium fees, and/or homeowners association dues, and any and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and all documentary stamps, recordation taxes and transfer taxes shall be borne by the purchaser. The property will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and without any recourse, representations or warranties, either express or implied, as to its nature, condition or description. Neither the Substitute Trustees, the secured party, the note holder nor any other party makes any warranty or representation of any kind or nature regarding the physical condition of, the description of, or title to the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey the property as described above, by reason of any defect in the title or otherwise, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. Upon refund of the deposit to purchaser, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claims against the property, Substitute Trustees or the secured party. The conveyance of the property by the Substitute Trustees to the purchaser at settlement shall be by Trustees’ Deed without covenant or warranty. The purchaser is responsible for, and the property is sold subject to, any environmental matter or condition, whether latent or observable, if any, that may exist at or affect or relate to the property and to any governmental requirements affecting the same. The contract of sale between the Substitute Trustees, as sellers, and the purchaser (the “Contract of Sale”) shall include, by reference, all the terms and conditions contained herein, specifically including, but not limited to, the following provisions: “Purchaser agrees and represents that the purchaser is purchasing the property subject to all matters known and unknown, in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition. In executing and delivering the Contract of Sale, purchaser has not relied upon nor been induced by any statements or representations of any person, including the Substitute Trustees, the secured party, the note holder or an affiliate or their respective servicers, heirs, personal and legal representatives, agents, employees, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”), in respect to the condition of the property, including the environmental condition of the property, unless such representations or statements are specifically set forth in the Contract of Sale. Purchaser has not relied on anything in the foreclosure advertisement, but rather has relied solely on such investigations, examinations or inspections of the property as purchaser has made. Purchaser waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims the purchaser or its successors and assigns may have now or in the future may have relating to the

condition of the property. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that this provision was a negotiated part of the Contract of Sale and serves as an essential component of consideration for the same. The parties specifically acknowledge and agree that this clause bars all claims by purchaser against Released Parties, arising from the condition of or releases from the property pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensations and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and all other actions pursuant to federal, state or local laws, ordinances or regulations for any environmental condition of or releases from the property. Further, purchaser agrees to indemnify Substitute Trustees for any liability they may have to any third party for an environmental condition of the property. Notwithstanding the parties’ intent that this clause bars all such claims, should a court of competent jurisdiction deem otherwise, purchaser agrees that the presence of this clause should serve as the overwhelming, primary factor in any equitable apportionment of response costs under applicable federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.” As a part of any sale, the Substitute Trustees, as agents for PNC Bank, National Association, as successor in interest to Mercantile Peninsula Bank (“PNC”), are required, by law, to confirm that each prospective purchaser or refinancing source and each equity holder of each such entity is not or shall not be: (i) a person with whom PNC is restricted from doing business under any Anti-Terrorism Law (as hereinafter defined) or Anti-Money Laundering statutes, (ii) engaged in any business involved in making or receiving any contribution of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of such a person or in any transaction that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, the prohibitions set forth in any AntiTerrorism Law or any Anti-Money Laundering statutes, or (iii) otherwise in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law or Anti-Money Laundering Statutes. For the purposes herein, “Anti-Terrorism Law” shall mean any laws relating to terrorism or money laundering, including Executive Order No. 13224, effective September 24, 2001, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, the laws comprising or implementing the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as jointly enforced by the United States Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the laws administered by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (as any of the foregoing orders or laws may from time to time be amended, renewed, extended, or replaced). Any third party conducting any such sale shall be required to cooperate fully with the Substitute Trustees and PNC in connection with such confirmation. Purchaser shall be required to cooperate fully with, and provide any information requested by, the

Substitute Trustees and PNC in connection with such confirmation. Note: The information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but is offered for information purposes only. The Auctioneer, the Substitute Trustees, the note holder and the secured party do not make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Prospective purchasers are urged to make their own inspection. Sidney S. Friedman, William H. Thrush, Jr., Rebecca Teale Balint Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________ Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, P.A. 4 Reservoir Circle Baltimore, MD 21208 410-559-9000

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE 1-STORY HOME LOCATED AT 313 W. MARTIN ST. SNOW HILL, MD 21863 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Purchase Money Deed of Trust from James C. Washington, dated January 30, 2006, recorded in Liber 4632, folio 458 and a Purchase Money Deed of Trust dated July 14, 2006, recorded in Liber 4752, folio 544 both among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD (Case No. 23C-13-0922) default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on MARCH 31, 2014 AT 12:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, if any, situated in Worcester County, MD, known as Tax ID No. 02-020270 and described as follows: All that property lying and being in Worcester County, Maryland, and being more fully described as Lot numbered Three (3) in a subdivision known as “SUBDIVISION THE LANDS OF HARRY C. WILLIAMS & AUDREY WILLIAMS, CREATING LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5” as per thereof recorded in Plat Book S.V.H. No. 159 at Plat No. 11, among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland; AND BEING ALL AND THE SAME property which was conveyed unto the Grantor herein by deed from Kathy J. Gordon, dated January 31, 2006 and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland in Liber S.V.H. No.4632, folio 453, et seq. The property is believed to be improved by a 1-story home containing 6 rooms (3 bedrooms) and one bath.

FWA electric heat and central air conditioning. The property and improvements, if any, will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, existing building, zoning, and/or environmental violations, agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty either expressed or implied as to the description of the condition of the property or improvements. The property will be sold subject to any violation notices and subject to all conditions, restrictions, covenants, encumbrances, right of ways, agreements and other matters of record affecting the same, if any. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $7,500 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order, at the time of sale will be required of all purchasers other than the holder of the Deed of Trust or an affiliate. The deposit(s) must be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 2 business days at the office of the auctioneer. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid in immediately available funds, within ten (10) business days after the final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. If payment of the balance does not take place within ten (10) business days after ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. In the event the property is purchased by someone other than the note holder or an affiliate, interest shall be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the note from date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event the settlement is delayed for any reason and the property is purchased by someone other than the note holder or an affiliate, there shall be no abatement of interest caused by the delay. Any and all fees in connection with the property incurred prior to or after the sale including, but not limited to, taxes, water, sewer, ground rent, condominium fees, and/or homeowners association dues, and any and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and all documentary stamps, recordation taxes and transfer taxes shall be borne by the purchaser. The property will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and without any recourse, representations or warranties, either express or implied, as to its nature, condition or description. Neither the Substitute Trustees, the secured party, the note holder nor any other party makes any warranty or representation of any kind or nature regarding the physical condition of, the description of, or title to the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey the property as described above, by reason of any defect in the title or otherwise, the


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PUBLIC NOTICES purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. Upon refund of the deposit to purchaser, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claims against the property, Substitute Trustees or the secured party. The conveyance of the property by the Substitute Trustees to the purchaser at settlement shall be by Trustees’ Deed without covenant or warranty. The purchaser is responsible for, and the property is sold subject to, any environmental matter or condition, whether latent or observable, if any, that may exist at or affect or relate to the property and to any governmental requirements affecting the same. The contract of sale between the Substitute Trustees, as sellers, and the purchaser (the “Contract of Sale”) shall include, by reference, all the terms and conditions contained herein, specifically including, but not limited to, the following provisions: “Purchaser agrees and represents that the purchaser is purchasing the property subject to all matters known and unknown, in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition. In executing and delivering the Contract of Sale, purchaser has not relied upon nor been induced by any statements or representations of any person, including the Substitute Trustees, the secured party, the note holder or an affiliate or their respective servicers, heirs, personal and legal representatives, agents, employees, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”), in respect to the condition of the property, including the environmental condition of the property, unless such representations or statements are specifically set forth in the Contract of Sale. Purchaser has not relied on anything in the foreclosure advertisement, but rather has relied solely on such investigations, examinations or inspections of the property as purchaser has made. Purchaser waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims the purchaser or its successors and assigns may have now or in the future may have relating to the condition of the property. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that this provision was a negotiated part of the Contract of Sale and serves as an essential component of consideration for the same. The parties specifically acknowledge and agree that this clause bars all claims by purchaser against Released Parties, arising from the condition of or releases from the property pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensations and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, and all other actions pursuant to federal, state or local laws, ordinances or regulations for any environmental condition of or releases from the property. Further, purchaser agrees to indemnify Substitute Trustees for any liability they may have to any third party for an environmental condition of the property. Notwith-

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standing the parties’ intent that this clause bars all such claims, should a court of competent jurisdiction deem otherwise, purchaser agrees that the presence of this clause should serve as the overwhelming, primary factor in any equitable apportionment of response costs under applicable federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.” As a part of any sale, the Substitute Trustees, as agents for PNC Bank, National Association, as successor in interest to Mercantile Peninsula Bank (“PNC”), are required, by law, to confirm that each prospective purchaser or refinancing source and each equity holder of each such entity is not or shall not be: (i) a person with whom PNC is restricted from doing business under any Anti-Terrorism Law (as hereinafter defined) or Anti-Money Laundering statutes, (ii) engaged in any business involved in making or receiving any contribution of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of such a person or in any transaction that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, the prohibitions set forth in any AntiTerrorism Law or any Anti-Money Laundering statutes, or (iii) otherwise in violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law or Anti-Money Laundering Statutes. For the purposes herein, “Anti-Terrorism Law” shall mean any laws relating to terrorism or money laundering, including Executive Order No. 13224, effective September 24, 2001, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, the laws comprising or implementing the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as jointly enforced by the United States Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the laws administered by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (as any of the foregoing orders or laws may from time to time be amended, renewed, extended, or replaced). Any third party conducting any such sale shall be required to cooperate fully with the Substitute Trustees and PNC in connection with such confirmation. Purchaser shall be required to cooperate fully with, and provide any information requested by, the Substitute Trustees and PNC in connection with such confirmation. Note: The information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but is offered for information purposes only. The Auctioneer, the Substitute Trustees, the note holder and the secured party do not make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Prospective purchasers are urged to make their own inspection. Sidney S. Friedman, William H. Thrush, Jr., Rebecca Teale Balint Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________

Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 Diane S. Rosenberg Mark D. Meyer John A. Ansell, III Kenneth Savitz 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff(s) v. Sharon P. Teagle 254 Ocean Parkway Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001248

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 4th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of 254 Ocean Parkway, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 7th day of April, 2014, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 31st day of March, 2014. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $134,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Planning and Zoning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014 At 7:00 pm To consider amending the Zoning Code, Division 23 DOWNTOWN DESIGN OVERLAY ZONE DISTRICT, specifically Sections 110831.1 – 861.6, for all the incorporated zoning districts (B-1 boardwalk, I-1 Inlet, DMX downtown mixed use, DM downtown marine, DR downtown residential, and M-1 manufacturing). APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #14-14100001)

**Please go to http://oceancitymd.gov/publichearings.html to access the full text of the proposed code amendments. No oral or written testimony will be accepted after the close of the public hearing. Public hearings that are not completed at one meeting may be continued without additional advertised notice provided the Commission Chairman announces that the hearing will be continued and gives persons in attendance an opportunity to sign up for written notice of the additional hearing dates. For further information concerning this public hearing, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development, Room 242, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Phone 410-289-8855. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PAM GREER BUCKLEY, CHAIRPERSON WILLIAM E. ESHAM, III, ATTORNEY OCD-2/27/5t _________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15492 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF KENNETH LEON HETTENHOUSER Notice is given that Lynn Marie Poknis, 210 Poplar Avenue, Edgewater, MD 21037, was on March 05, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Kenneth Leon Hettenhouser who died on January 6, 2014, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 5th day of September, 2014. 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. LYNN MARIE POKNIS Personal Representative


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PUBLIC NOTICES 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: March 13, 2014 OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________ Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison LLP 3509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842 JOSEPH E. MOORE, Assignee CHRISTOPHER T. WOODLEY, Assignee Plaintiffs v. DAVID LEE STURGILL and SAGE K. STURGILL Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO.: 23-C-13-1392

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 5th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for the COUNTY OF WORCESTER, Maryland, and by the authority thereof, that the sale made by Joseph E. Moore and Christopher T. Woodley, Assignees of the real property designated as 24 Burley Street, Berlin, Maryland 21811, and reported in the above entitled cause, will finally be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 7th day of April, 2014; provided, a copy of this Order be inserted in a weekly newspaper published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three successive weeks, before the 31st day of March, 2014. The Report states the amount of the Assignees’ Sale to be $195,000.00. Stephen V. Hales CLERK True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15490 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARY DAHL SUPLEE Notice is given that Paul G. Suplee, 4 Candytuft Lane, Berlin, MD 21811, was on February 28, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mary Dahl Suplee who died on February 19, 2014, 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 28th day of August, 2014. 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. PAUL G. SUPLEE 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: March 13, 2014 OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________ James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842 SUNSET POINTE CONDOMINIUM COUNCIL OF UNIT OWNERS c/o Mana-Jit, Inc. 18 41st Street, Suite 104 Ocean City, Maryland 21842 Plaintiff vs. JOSEPH A. FLICOP NORMA FLICOP 401 Pacific Avenue Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO. 23-C-13-0960

NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County this 6th day of March, 2014, that the foreclosure sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 105 63rd Street, Unit No. 103 Sunset Point Condominium, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Substitute Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 7th day of April, 2014 provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, once in each of three successive weeks, before the 31st day of

March, 2014. The Report states the amount of the sale to be $1,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland OCD-3/13/3t _________________________________ 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, April 3, 2014. 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 Permit Ink, LLC for Ocean City Boatlifts and Marine Construction on behalf of Joseph and Anne Lignelli - Request No. 2014-19 –Request to install one boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 20 feet channelward. This request also includes a 6’ x 8’ extension to the existing 6’ x 25’ parallel dock. The project is located at 31 Driftwood Lane, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 38, Section 1, Lot 476, 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 Barry and Mary Barber - Request No. 2014-20 – Request to install one boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 18 feet channelward. The project is located at 13032 Wilson Avenue, also known as Tax Map 5, Parcel 16, Boat Slip 25, Townes of Nantucket Condominium, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 3 J. Stacey Hart and Associates, Inc. on behalf of Kevin and Kimberly McCabe- Request No. 2014-21 – Request to install one boatlift on existing pilings not to exceed 40 feet channelward. This project is located at 13032 North Shore Road, also known as Tax Map 22, Parcel 367, Section 1, Lot 21, Captains Hill, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 4 J. Stacey Hart and Associates, Inc. on behalf of Frank and Carol Brown - Request No. 2014-22 –Request to install a 6’ x 33’ perpendicular pier with two finger piers not to exceed 33 feet channelward. This request also includes the installation of two boatlifts with associated pilings.

This project is located on a vacant lot at 2 Alton Point, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 96, Section 14B, Lot 1, Ocean Pines Community, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 5 Hidden Oak Farms, LLC for R. G. Murphy Marine Construction on behalf of William and Elisa Lawson – Request No. 2014-23– Request to install one boatlift and one PWC lift with associated pilings not to exceed 15 feet channelward. This request also includes the installation of approximately 80’ of replacement wooden bulkhead. This project is located on a vacant lot on Madison Avenue, also known as Tax Map 5, Parcel 1, Lot 16, Glenn Acres Subdivision, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 6 Hidden Oak Farms, LLC for R. G. Murphy Marine Construction on behalf of 13451 Madison Avenue LLC – Request No. 2014-24 – Request to repair and/or replace approximately 55’ of stone revetment not to exceed 16 feet channelward. This project is located at 13451 Madison Avenue, also known as Tax Map 5, Parcel 1, Lot 24, Glenn Acres Subdivision, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 7 Hidden Oak Farms, LLC for R. G. Murphy Marine Construction on behalf of Andrew and Jeannine Rogers – Request No. 2014-25 – Request to repair and/or replace approximately 50’ of stone revetment not to exceed 16 feet channelward. This project is located at 13449 Madison Avenue, also known as Tax Map 5, Parcel 1, Lot 23, Glenn Acres Subdivision, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. OCD-3/20/2t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Timothy M. Kane Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13001536

NOTICE ORDERED, this 11th day of March, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 21 White Crane Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 14th day of April, 2014 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 7th day of April, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $116,500.00. Stephen V. Hales


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MARCH 28, 2014 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 Diane S. Rosenberg Mark D. Meyer John A. Ansell, III Kenneth Savitz 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff(s) v. Joseph W. Constantino a/k/a Joseph W. Constantino Jr. 10730 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001283

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 13th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of 10730 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 14th day of April, 2014, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 7th day of April, 2014. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $318,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ Aaron D. Neal, Esq. McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan, Kim, Greenan & Lynch, P.A. 6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 200 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 301-441-2420 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff v. John Scarlett, et al. Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-001725

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 13th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 301 Piedmont Court, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811, made and reported by Brent M. Ahalt, Trustee, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 14th day of April, 2014, provided that a copy of this Notice be inserted in the Ocean

City Digest in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 7th day of April, 2014. The report of sale states the amount of the sale price to be $10,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________

NOTICE is hereby given by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City that the following ordinances were introduced for first reading at the Council meeting of March 24, 2014 . A complete text of this ordinance is available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Ordinance 2014-6, amending Chapter 39, entitled Franchises of the Town Code, by adding Subsections 39-23(8), 39-53(5) and 39504(9), which requires Franchisees to swear and affirm, under the penalties of perjury, that all federal, state, county and municipal taxes, for years prior to and through the current tax reporting period, or due date, have been paid. ORDINANCE 2014-7, amending CHAPTER 106, entitled WATERWAYS, to add Sec. 106-94 “Prohibited Acts” related to the use of standup paddleboards. The full text of the ordinance lists, in general, time, date and manner restrictions. OCD-3/20/2t _________________________________ CHRISTOPHER T. WOODLEY ESQ WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY, P.O. BOX 739 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15505 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT L. TAYLOR Notice is given that Raymond C. Shockley, 3509 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on March 13, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Robert L. Taylor who died on February 19, 2014, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 13th day of September, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned per-

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sonal 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. Raymond C. Shockley 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: March 20, 2014 OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ Allison L. Lee, Esquire Paley Rothman Goldstein Rosenberg Eig & Cooper Chtd 4800 Hampden Lane, 7th Floor Bethesda, MD 20814

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 15501 NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Orphan’s Court Division, Court of Common Pleas court of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania appointed Marie Perlis, 16 Summit Street, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Ronald A. Perlis who died on October 29, 2012 domiciled in Pennsylvania, USA. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Allison L. Lee, Esquire whose address is Paley Rothman, 4800 Hampden Lane, 7th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Worcester. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Worcester County with a copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred.

Marie Perlis Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills for Worcester County Courthouse 1 West Market Street - Room 102 Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 Name of Newspaper: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: March 20, 2014 OCD-3/20/3t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Lynn Marie Hancock and Todd William Hancock Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13001684

NOTICE ORDERED, this 21st day of March, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 13111 Selby Road, Bishopville, Maryland 21813 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 21st day of April, 2014 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 14th day of April, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $90,934.49. 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-3/27/3t _________________________________

NOTICE is hereby given by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City that the following ordinances were introduced for first reading at the Council meeting of March 24, 2014 . A complete text of this ordinance is available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. ORDINANCE 2014-8, this ordinance authorizes the purchase of real property lying and being situate with Corporate Limits of Ocean City and being known as 312 Baltimore Avenue and being Lots 58, 71 and part of Lots 57,72 being Tax Parcel No. 2564 and 106 Somerset Street, and, being part of Lots 83, 84 being Tax Parcel No. 2563 for the purchase price of $816,000,00 payable as fol-


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PUBLIC NOTICES lows: $216,000.00 at settlement with Seller providing financing of $600,000 amortized annually for 6 years at 2% interest. Also, this ordinance authorizes the Mayor and City Council to enter into an agreement with Joseph Theodore Hall for such purchase and financing. ORDINANCE 2014-9, authorizing the Mayor and City Council to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange certain properties with the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC). The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, desires to construct a facility for usage of the Ocean City Beach Patrol on property currently owned by the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC). The Mayor and City Council and OCDC have agreed to exchange certain properties to facilitate the construction of the Ocean City Beach Patrol building and also support the mutual goal of future development of the area. This Ordinance authorizes the exchange, by transfer to the OCDC, Tax Parcel Nos. 2544,2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2549, 2560 and 2561 in the Dorchester Street/Somerset Street Block Area; and, to receive from the OCDC, Tax Parcel Nos. 2576, 2577 and 2587 in the Dorchester Street/Talbot Street Block. OCD-3/20/4t _________________________________

ADVERTISEMENT Town of Ocean City, Maryland Pay, Classification and Benefits Study The Town of Ocean City is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced vendors to provide a pay, classification and benefits study in conformity with the requirements detailed in the Proposal Documents. Proposal documents for the Pay, Classification and Benefits Study may be obtained from the Town of Ocean City’s Human Resources Department by either e-mailing the Human Resources Director, Wayne Evans, at wevans@oceancitymd.gov or by calling 410-289-8822 during normal business hours, or via our website, http://oceancitymd.gov/ City_Manager/bids.html. Vendors are responsible for checking this website for addenda prior to submitting their bids. The Town of Ocean City is not responsible for the content of any Proposal Document received through any third party bid service. It is the sole responsibility of the vendor to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Completed Proposal Documents. Questions are due, by e-mail, no later than Tuesday, March 25th at 12:00 p.m. local time, submitted to Wayne Evans as detailed above. No further questions will be accepted after this date. Sealed Proposal Documents are due during normal business hours

until 4:30 PM, Monday April 14th, 2014 and will then be opened and read aloud at the Work Session Meeting the following day at 1:00 PM, Tuesday April 15th, 2014. Proposals to be submitted to The Mayor and City Council of Town of Ocean City, Attn: City Manager’s Office, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Late Completed Proposal Documents may or may not be accepted, Council will use their discretion in determining acceptance of late Completed Proposal Documents. All minority business enterprise vendors are encouraged to compete for award of said Services. Catrice Parsons, CPSM Procurement Manager Town of Ocean City, Maryland OCD-3/27/1t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF BILL 14-2 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 14-2 (Zoning - Private Docks and Piers on Agricultural Parcels) was passed by the County Commissioners on March 18, 2014. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § ZS 1-311(b)(4). (Repeals and reenacts this section regarding divisions of land for agricultural purposes to permit a single private, noncommercial pier or dock for the exclusive and personal use of the lot owner in cases where a principal structure is either not in existence or being diligently pursued whereby such pier or dock would be permitted as an accessory structure.) This bill becomes effective fortyfive (45) days from the date of its passage. 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-3/27/3t _________________________________

NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF BILL 14-3 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 14-3 (Zoning - Doctors Offices in C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District) was introduced by Commissioners Boggs, Bunting, Church, Gulyas, Lockfaw and Shockley on March 18, 2014. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § ZS 1-209(c)(1). (Repeals and reenacts this section regarding neighborhood retail and service establishments permitted by special exception in the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District to add a subsection (a) which provides that in the

case of doctors offices and clinics, including facilities for the incidental sale of medical supplies, equipment and prescription drugs, there shall be no limit on the number of business establishments on any single lot provided that the gross area of such buildings does not exceed 20,000 square feet; and further clarifies that this provision shall not permit the construction of a single retail pharmacy or medical supply and equipment establishment in excess of 5,000 square feet.) A Public Hearing will be held on Bill 14-3 at the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 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-3/27/2t _________________________________

NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF BILL 14-4 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 14-4 (Zoning - Health Clubs in the I-1 Light Industrial District) was introduced by Commissioners Boggs, Bunting, Church, Gulyas, Lockfaw and Shockley on March 18, 2014. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § ZS 1-212(c)(12). (Renumbers the existing subsection 12 to subsection 13 and adds this new subsection to permit, by special exception in the I-1 Light Industrial District, personal service establishments, limited to health clubs and exercise facilities, to be located within structures where at least 51% of the gross floor area is occupied by principal uses permitted in the I-1 Light Industrial District.) A Public Hearing will be held on Bill 14-4 at the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 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. 14-17, on the application of James Ross, on the lands of Donna Martino and Robert Bower, Jr., requesting an after-the-fact variance to the Ordinance prescribed right side yard setback from 6 feet to 4.2 feet (an encroachment of 1.2 feet) associated with an addition to a singlefamily dwelling in the R-3 Multi-family Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4) and ZS 1-207(b)(2), located at 19 Clubhouse Drive, at the southeasterly intersection of Clubhouse Drive and Laport Court, Tax Map 16, Parcel 41, Section 4, Lot 439, of the Ocean Pines Subdivision, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 14-15, on the application of Jay Wimbrow, II, requesting an after-the-fact variance to the Ordinance prescribed side yard setback from 8.6 feet to 6.5 feet (an encroachment of 2.1 feet) associated with an above ground pool, an after-the-fact variance to the Ordinance prescribed side yard setback from 8.6 feet to 6.9 feet (an encroachment of 1.7 feet) associated with shed #1 and requesting after-the-fact variances to the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 100 feet to 52.4 feet and 43.6 feet (encroachments of 47.6 feet and 56.4 feet respectively) associated with shed #1 and shed #2 in the A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-201(d)(2), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1326, located at 8248 Shire Drive, approximately 370 feet north of Ironshire Station Road, Tax Map 32, Parcel 243, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Re-Advertisement of Case No. 1411, on the application of William Dooley, II, requesting a proposed variance to the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 25 feet to 19.4 feet (an encroachment of 5.6 feet) associated with a proposed second floor addition to an existing single-family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(4), ZS 1-206(b)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 12443 West Torquay Road, at the northwesterly intersection of West Torquay Road and Tudor Road, Tax Map 21, Parcel 6, Section C, Block 28, Lot 30 of the Cape Isle of Wight Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester


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MARCH 28, 2014 County, Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Re-Advertisement of Case No. 149, on the application of Mark S. Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of Mohammad Ijaz & Nazia Akhtar, requesting a special exception to locate a cemetery, including family burial grounds, chapels and mausoleums in the A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(3), ZS 1-201(c)(19), ZS 1-201(c)(20), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1-326, located at 6128 Snow Hill Road (MD Route 12), approximately 3,000 feet south of Cherrix Road, Tax Map 71, Parcel 135, in the Second Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-3/27/2t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Amelito Velasco aka Amelito Tagle Velasco Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13001535

NOTICE ORDERED, this 19th day of March, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 11956 Majestic Prince Lane, Unit #102, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 21st day of April, 2014 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 14th day of April, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $525,597.77. 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-3/27/3t _________________________________ JOSEPH E. MOORE ESQ WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON P.O. BOX 739 3509 COASTAL HWY OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15509 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARGARET J. WIMBROW Notice is given that Peter Ayers Wimbrow III, P.O. Box 56, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on March 18, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Margaret J. Wimbrow who died on March 9, 2014, 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 18th day of September, 2014. 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. Peter Ayers Wimbrow III 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: March 27, 2014 OCD-3/27/3t _________________________________ 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. WILLIAM J. SCHAFFER, SR. ANNA C. SHAFFER 11927 West Yardarm Drive IRTA 11947 West Yardarm Drive, Berlin, MD 21811 West Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001413

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 19th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 11927 West Yardarm Drive, IRTA 11947 West Yardarm Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, West Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 21st day of April, 2014, provided

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a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 14th day of April, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $96,000.00. 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-3/27/3t _________________________________

Highway, and known locally as 10558th Street and 5801 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: OC CLOUD BREAK II LLC – (BZA 2400 #14-09400004) Further information concerning the public hearings may be examined in the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall. Alfred Harrison, Chairman Heather Stansbury, Attorney OCD-3/27/2t _________________________________

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NOTICE

NOTICE

OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND

OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(1) requesting a special use exception to allow temporary special event tents during the Ocean City Maryland Spring Bike Week Event held from April 24-April 27, 2014. The site of the appeal is described as Land Unit 4, 4.72 acres, 45th and 46th Street Land Condominium Plats, further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway between 44th and 46th Streets, and locally known as the 45th Street Shopping Village, 4409 thru 4535 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: GARY NOWICKI (BZA 2399 #14-09400003) At 6:10 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2) and 110-93(3), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to waive required parking for an existing building which will be used for storage only; and to permit two (2) tandem parking spaces to serve as required parking. Also, pursuant to Section 110-95(1)(a), applicant requests a variance of 5’2” to a front yard setback to allow an open dining area on the second floor to be enclosed. The sites of the appeal are described as Lots 21 and 22, Parcels 6732 and 6733, Block 126; and Lot 1, Parcel 6725 and Lot A1, Parcel 6724, Block 125 of the Isle of Wight Plat, further described as located on the southwest side of 58th Street and Coastal Highway, and the northwest side of 58th Street and Coastal

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Planning and Zoning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 At 7:00 pm To consider amending Code Section 110-883. Small wind energy systems. (b) (2) Minimum yard requirement: (Setback). The base of the tower shall be set back from all adjacent property lines, public rights-of-way, and public utility lines a distance equal to 1.1 times the total height. A turbine may be located closer to a property line if the abutting property owner grants appropriate easements. Properties located on open waterfront may locate a turbine closer to the shoreline provided they obtain approval from appropriate regulatory agencies. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 110-95 of this zoning code, a variance to the setback from adjacent property lines may not be granted by the board of zoning appeals. APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION – FILE #1414100002 No oral or written testimony will be accepted after the close of the public hearing. Public hearings that are not completed at one meeting may be continued without additional advertised notice provided the Commission Chairman announces that the hearing will be continued and gives persons in attendance an opportunity to sign up for written notice of the additional hearing dates. For further information concerning this public hearing, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development, Room 242, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Phone 410-289-8855. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PAM GREER BUCKLEY, CHAIRPERSON WILLIAM E. ESHAM, III, ATTORNEY


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PUBLIC NOTICES OCD-3/27/2t _________________________________ William T. Smith 1319 Mt. Hermon Rd. Salisbury, MD 21801 410-341-9650 SCRIMGEOUR'S FARM ALL, LLC 5728 George Island Landing Road Stockton, Md 21864 Plaintiff V. TOWNSEND FAMILY, LLC 10519 Sussex Road Ocean City, Md 2 1842 JOYCE TRIM PER 10519 Sussex Road Ocean City, Md 2 1842 HAROLD RAYNE, JR. 10519 Sussex Road Ocean City, Md 21 842 SARA T. DEELEY 10519 Sussex Road Ocean City, Md 2 1842 Harold L. Higgins, TREASURER OF WORCESTER COUNTY, MD P.O. Box 248 Snow Hill, MD 2 1863 John E. Bloxom COUNTY ATTORNEY I West Market Street, Room 1103 Snow Hill, Md 2 1863 And ALL THOSE PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY INTEREST IN CERTAIN REAL ESTATE LOCATED IN FIFTH ELECTION DISTRICT, WORCESTER COUNTY, STATE OF MARYLAND, KNOWN AS 12.35 ACRES, MORRIS ROAD BISHOPVILLE, MARYLAND 21813 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CIVIL NO: 23-C-14-0310

ORDER OF PUBLICATION The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the property hereinafter described sold by Harold L. Higgins, the Collector of Taxes for Worcester County, Ma1y land, to the Plaintiff in this proceeding: All that lot, tract, part of a tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being on the westerly side of the public highway leading from Berlin, Maryland to Selbyville, Delaware at Pig Pen Branch, in the Fifth Election District, Worcester County, Maryland, containing 12.35 acres of land, more or less and being all and the same property which was conveyed unto Jax, lnc., from Martin Brooks and Martha Brooks, his wife, by Deed dated May 2, 1962, and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland in Liber F. WH. No. 158, Folio 41-42, to which said Deed and the references therein contained, reference is hereby made for a more particular description of the property by this item conveyed. It being the same land described in the Deed to Townsend Family, LLC, from Francis J. Townsend, Jr. dated November 13, 1997, and recorded among the Land Records for Worcester County, Maryland, in

Liber R.H.O .. No. 2454 Folio 282, and by Deed to Joyce Trimper from Joyce Trimper, Foreign Personal Representative of the Estate of Daniel Trimper, Ill, dated March 14, 1997 and recorded in Liber R.H.O, No. 2369, Folio 370, among the aforesaid Land Records, and by Deed to Francis J. Townsend, Jr., Harold J. Rayne, Jr., Sara Townsend Deeley and Daniel Trimper, Ill from Daisy Rayne Townsend, dated January 4, 1988 and recorded in Liber R.l-1.0, No. 1399, Folio 450, among the aforesaid Land Records The Complaint states, among other th ings, that the amounts necessary for redemption of the subject property have not been paid. It is therefore, this 20th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, ORDERED, that Notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having general circulation in Worcester County, Maryland, once a week for three successive weeks, warning the above-named Defendants, and all other persons interest in the property to appear in the Court by the 23rd day of ay, 2014, and redeem the property aforesaid and answer the Complaint, or thereafter a Final Judgment will e entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all encumbrances. Thomas C. Groton JUDGE True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-3/27/3t _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF: Nadine Horsey FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: Nadine Sabina Horsey IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY Civil No.: 23-C-14-0167

NOTICE (Adult) (DOM REL 61) The above Petitioner has filed a Petition of Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Nadine Horsey to Nadine Sabina Horsey. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: I would like my Confirmation name to become my legal middle name as I was intended when I was not given a middle name at birth. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 22nd day of April, 2014. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. A copy of this notice shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county/city at least fifteen (15) days before the deadline to file an objection. Stephen V. Hales CLERK True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales

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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, April 10th, 2014 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to install boatlift on existing poles, 6’ x 14’ floating dock to be tied to poles for a maximum of 20’ channelward. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 301 Blue Heron Court, Parcel # 5313Ain the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction, Inc. Owner: Discovery One Qualified Personal Trust PW14-011 A request has been submitted to install a covered structure on an existing pier to be operated as a cabana bar and grille in conjunction with the proposed restaurant on the upland portion of this property. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 700 S Philadelphia Ave., Parcel # 2520 -210 -0110-026814 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Vista Design Inc. C/O Larry Pizza Owner: AWS 450 Limited Partnership PW14-021 A request has been submitted to install four (4) poles with magnum boatlift for a maximum channelward of 21’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 613 Bayshore Court Unit 4, Parcel # 5294 -4-0 -0112-280648 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Gilbert Kuhn Owner: Gilbert Kuhn PW14-022 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift with poles into existing boat-slip not to exceed confines of existing slip 22’ channelward from community walkway. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 203 S Heron DR Slip 74, Baywatch III, Parcel # 6067A-7-0 -0116-381266 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction, Inc. Owner: Jayne K. Ayres & Tye Jurgensen PW14-023 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift w/poles into existing boatslip, not to exceed confines of existing slip 22’ channelward. The site

of the proposed construction is described as being located at 330 Island at Hidden Harbour Slip, 205 125th St., Parcel # 6060A-D330-00116-404800 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction, Inc. Owner: C. William Riedel PW14-024 A request has been submitted to install one boatlift on existing poles for a maximum channelwd extension of 30’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 225 26th ST Slip 21 Parcel # 5710 -S21-0 -0111-399696 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Stephen Harker PW14-025 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-3/27/2t _________________________________ COHN, GOLDBERG & DEUTSCH, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 600 BALTIMORE AVENUE SUITE 208 TOWSON, MD 21204 410-296-2550 File #: 442635 Edward S. Cohn Stephen N. Goldberg Richard E. Solomon Richard J. Rogers Randall J. Rolls David W. Simpson, Jr. 600 Baltimore A venue, Suite 208 Towson, MD 21204 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs v. Keith R. Downes, a/k/a Keith Randall Downes Tina M. Downes, a/k/a Tina Marie Downes nka Tina Marie Davis 4433 Piper Lane Snow Hill, MD 21863 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-001660

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 19th day of March, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported, will he ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 21st day of April, 2014, provided a copy of this notice be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Worcester County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 14th day of April, 2014. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $143,125.00. The property sold herein is known as 4433 Piper Lane, Snow Hill, MD 21863. 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-3/27/3t _________________________________


Commentary

Ocean City Today

Page 85 New football rules govern fan behavior

OUR OPINION

Maybe it’s time resort gets ‘viral’

Using a vacation days for a doctor’s appointment, or worse yet to take your mother-in-law to her doctor’s appointment? Or is one vacation day being used to shred 10 years of unopened “We’ve already got you pre-qualified!” credit card offers? Or it’s finally time to get the mechanic to figure out why your “check engine” light won’t stop blinking yellow signals, triggering your migraines. Ocean City is looking for you. MGH Advertising President Andy Malis, the city’s contracted marketing agent, said the resort’s biggest competitor is people simply not using vacation days…for vacations. We’ll see less of Rodney, OC’s tourism poster boy, and truth is we wish for him an ocean voyage, a long one. This year as part of what the city is calling its “Take Back Your Vacation” promotion, a sweepstake’s offering a five-day, all-expenses paid OC vacation with Mayor Rick Meehan and a crew coming to the winner’s house to do chores the winner otherwise would have been burning vacation days doing. Malis’s campaign approach is correct when it says “yes the economy is not great and you’re worried about your money, but you deserve to get away.” We’re not sure the resort has figured out clearly what tourism marketing looks like in a postRodney world. One concern for vacationers might be a “same old Ocean City” feeling. That’s what Rodney represents. We’re suggesting that enough “new” has happened here. We like the idea of the Mayor doing chores, liberating a family for five free days at the resort. Time to get Rodney off of the poster. Build on the wasted vacation days. When the term “going viral” is a good thing, and has nothing to do with the bubonic plague, then let’s get Ocean City “viral.” Ocean City is convenient to population centers; it has a diversity of restaurants, plenty of shopping. And it has the best attractions of them all, the ocean, beach and Boardwalk. Rodney is so 20 minutes ago. Viral, let’s get there.

Mar. 28, 2014

THE PUBLIC EYE

Dozer’s run to fame, charity EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK By

Had an opportunity to interPhil view Rosana Panza, an Ocean Jacobs Pines resident, and owner of one remarkable dog named Dozer. Why remarkable? How many dogs do you know who has a Facebook page? You can like him at Dozer the Dog. He has already over 16,000 likes. And why shouldn’t he. Dozer, 6, has raised over $40,000 for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer even has a children’s book soon to be released about his four-legged running ability. Three years ago this May, Panza left Dozer at the Fulton, Md. home of her brother, Rocco Dorsett. Near the Dorsett home was scheduled the Maryland Half Marathon & 5k run to benefit the Greenebaum Cancer Center. A storm came along and temporarily knocked out area power. With the power down, the invisible dog fence used to keep Dozer safe at home, also went down. Dozer ran off the familiar grounds only to run into a half-marathon in progress. Instead of running away from all of the people, he got into the race and followed the runners for miles until he crossed the finish line. Turns out, it wasn’t until the next day that he was found, safe and sound by Panza. But when news that he had finished the better part of the half-marathon got around, so did pledges and funds for the Cancer Center. Of course, it was there on YouTube. While all of this was happening almost three years ago Panza was here in Ocean City, looking for a new place to live, which became Ocean Pines. Her brother, who has a couple of acres in the Howard County area, and his own dog, offered to dog sit for Dozer. When Panza returned to her brother’s home, she started calling her pet’s name, but for a while couldn’t find her Goldendoodle, which is a mix

between a golden retriever and a poodle. “I quickly sent an email out,” she said. “Someone had seen him cross the half-marathon finish line which was not too far from my brother’s house.” Since Dozer crossed the finished line, he’s been back to the race as toy stuffed dogs were handed out to runners and spectators last year. And this year, he will start a children’s run by barking at the starting line.” Dozer’s story will soon be found on bookstore shelves. It’s called “Dozer’s Run: a True Story of a Dog and His Race,” and is written by author Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza. It is being published by Sleeping Bear Press of Ann Arbor, Mi. It will be available on July 1 from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other independent book sellers. The book will be available, however, on Saturday, May 10, the day of the next half marathon. Those who wish to purchase the book should email Panza at rosanapanza@yahoo.com. “It’s been a unique journey seeing this book published,” said Panza. “Dozer really has his own book agent. It all came alive because many people were taking video footage of the half-marathon, and Dozer kept showing up in the film.” The videos show that he ran at least eight miles of the course. And when the video went viral, funds for cancer research starting to accumulate in Dozer’s name. Dozer, meanwhile, was given a medal by theGreenebaum Cancer Center for the good deed he accomplished. “It’s been an honor to be part of so many amazing people,” said Panza, speaking on behalf of Dozer. “Life picked out the most perfect dog for this occasion,” she said. “There never could have been a better dog than Dozer.” The Andrea Brown Literary Agency of Los Angeles agreed whole-heartedly. Panza worked with Jennifer Rofe, a company literary agent, to turn the idea of Dozer’s race into a reality.

I prefer major league baseball over football for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that showboating after a good at-bat or play in the field will likely result in a fastball up by your ear. All psychologists know, “Effective behavior modification can be achieved by suggesting that your next at-bat is really going to hurt.” Sure, a nasty linebacker can hurt you too, but if you will notice, the target of the aforementioned linebacker is trying to run away from him, whereas in baseball you have to stand there and wait for it. And think, “Maybe doing that happy dance at home plate wasn’t the best choice.” This is why, and I’m finally getting to the point of all this, the NFL is about to sack all those celebratory moves by players, making them subject to unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. But – and here’s another reason I prefer baseball – the NFL, which to its way of thinking is the real leader of the free world, is going to impose behavior rules on fans. That’s correct, there will be no more painted faces on fans, because it’s, well, umm, bad. Furthermore, there will be no more high-fiving between fans more than one seat away from each other, no more than two fist pumps AND, most importantly, no screaming, “Woooooooooo” after a touchdown for longer than 15 seconds. Yes, really. “The opposing team will be assessed a 15-yard penalty at kickoff because the fan in aisle 47, row 17, seat 475 had an excessive ‘Woooooooooo!’” Personally, I think whatever goes on between a fan and his or her Woooooooooo is a private affair and should not be timed. I did note, however, that there is no mention in the new rules about “Aarrgggggggghgh!” or “Yooowwwwwwwwww!” Which makes me want to watch baseball all the more, because I can say, “Noooooooooooooooooooooo!” to my heart’s content.


Letters Consider smoking limits on Boardwalk, beach

Editor, Now that Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island have smoking restrictive bans on its beaches and Bethany’s boardwalk and soon to be implemented to the list in May is Rehoboth Beach, is it possible that Ocean City might be added to this list to show its support for no smoking on the Boardwalk and/or its beaches? I am not sure where this specific topic might be sitting with City Council, but I think it’s a good issue for discussion at a meeting in the near future. Doug Antos Ocean City

Worried that resort will lose family image

Editor, This letter was sent to Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and City Council. Dear mayor, I reviewed the video of the Feb. 3 Mayor and City Council meeting and I have grave concerns about the council’s decision to grant permission to OC Brewing Company. In spite of the various concerns expressed at the meeting, it is disappointing to have the majority vote in favor of a brewery factory operating in our town. I am empathetic to mayor and city council’s position in needing to generate money for Ocean City. Yet this is another example of how our local politicians are grasping at straws in order to increase finances at the expense of our town’s image. I mean really, do we need another brewery, bar/ restaurant in Ocean City? It should be evident that Ocean City is oversaturated with similar businesses competing for the same patrons, whether it is shops on the boardwalk selling tee shirts, or bars/restaurants on the highway. The mayor and city council invest over 5 million dollars on marketing our generational family image; yet events like the dud cars, hip hop concerts, the prospect of a sport gun show along with the oversaturation of bars is taking the town in a different direction. Instead of changing our town’s atmosphere from family friendly to party zone, take a look at the history of other seaside resorts that experienced that shift such as Virginia Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Jersey Shore. Once lost, it is almost impossible for a resort to regain a family image. Oversaturation of the market will dilute, not increase our town’s finances. Our local officials need to be aware that the decisions they make today concerning our town will impact us for generations to come.

Ocean City Today Mar. 28, 2014

to the editor

Mayor Meehan, as a taxpayer I would appreciate a response please. Rachel Gulley Fiorello Ocean City

School board still says curriculum control local

Editor, Below was presented at Worcester County School Board Meeting on March 18: September, 2010, the United States Department of Education (USDE) awarded the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) $170 million grant to develop tests aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Worcester County School board members continue to promote that the curriculum is still controlled at the local level. That’s not true. If you don’t own the test, you don’t own the curriculum because no one builds a test unless they’re planning to teach the answers. As Bill Gates said in July 2009, “When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well.” USDE even went further last year when it established a technical review panel whose sole purpose is to evaluate the aligned PARCC tests. In other words, the Feds will get what they want tested. When PARCC was awarded its $170 million grant, it signed a cooperative agreement that offered some troubling terms: 1. “...including, but not limited to working with the USDE to develop a strategy to make student level data that results from the assessment system available on an ongoing basis for research.” 2. “The Grantee must provide timely and complete access to any and all data collected at the state level to USDE or its designated program monitors, technical assistance providers or researcher partners.“ So anyone that the government chooses will have access to that information. In short, the government wants to collect a dossier on every child containing highly intrusive personal information without asking permission or even notifying parents. According to a December report prepared by the Maryland State Department of Education for the Legislative Budget Committee, the PARCC tests will be administered in two testing windows, March and May. The number of students being tested will increase from 300,000 to over 1.1 million. Testing time per student will increase a minimum of 70 percent. The report further shows that the vast majority of schools in Maryland are not technologically prepared to give the new online PARCC

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Have an opinion? We invite you to share it, but all letters are subject to verification, so please include your name and phone number. All letters are subject to editing for space and to protect the author and this newspaper from legal action. Email letters to editor@oceancitytoday.net. For questions, call 410-723-6397. tests and at least $100 million will have to be spent by 2015 to get ready. That doesn’t include the costs of the PARCC test which could be another $30 to $60 million per year. There you have it: Federal Government Intervention Loss of Local Control of Curriculum, Data Mining, Increase Testing Times, Out of Control Costs, All Brought to you by PARCC and the Federal Government. Fran Gebhart Berlin

Real estate taxes up; revenues on decline

Editor, The Ocean City Council voted Monday to amend last year’s budget, crammed at the bottom of the first page of a lengthy “Agenda” that passed with little fanfare. There are very alarming facts and trends within the budget that tax payers must be made aware of. The Council and Mayor have avoided disclosing these facts. First, there has been huge growth in Ocean City government over the last 30 years. The new budget amendment increases spending by $7,833,868, bringing total spending to a new record of $131,972,537, up 730 percent since $18,000,000 in 1984, 30 years ago. That growth occurred while the visitor base has not even doubled and the resident population has declined, according to the cities’ own financial statements. Although over $4 million of the spending came from grants (taxes levied by another government), over $2.1 million of the increased spending came out of general funds generated in Ocean City. Are these huge increases in the cost of local government sustainable? Are businesses straining to pay the bills or relocating outside

Ocean City? Over the last five years a trend has emerged which almost guarantees another tax increase, if not prior to the election, then in the year that follows. Since the 2009 peak real-estate tax revenues of $47,881,933, revenues declined in 2010 to $43,808,149 despite a tax increase from 38 to 39.5 cents per $100 of property value, and dropped further to $42,731,367 in 2011 even though the recession had ended in 2009. In 2012 revenues dropped again, to $42,555,644. Unwisely, the Council fashioned a much larger tax increase for 2013 [from 39.5 to 45.85 cents per $100, or 16.1 percent], thinking it would turn the tide of declining revenue. Not surprisingly, this failed yet again, with revenue dropping to $41,618,457, a decline of $937,187. This approach does not work in Ocean City, or any other city in America. Ask Detroit. Get ready for a third bonehead attempt to increase revenue by increasing tax rates. The city staff and the council majority will tell you, “You have the lowest taxes around” and ”look at all the benefits to living in Ocean City.” The people of Ocean City know the truth and are not that easily deceived. It’s time to say no. It is time for a change. This cycle of higher tax rates and lower revenue can only be reversed by lower tax rates. President Kennedy knew this in 1962; why have we forgotten it? The Council and Mayor will undoubtedly tell you they are not going to raise rates. If so, keep an eye on the debt. If we get together and simply say no to reduced revenue and higher rates, we can take back our sunny seaside resort from a government that has led us into a problem now and is still in full denial. Tony Christ Ocean City


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