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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) Branding the 64th Street water tower to market the cityowned Eagle’s Landing Golf Course was deemed “borderline unethical,” by Councilman John Gehrig on Tuesday. At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jim Parsons, Public Works chief deputy director, presented plans for painting and rehabbing the million-gallon spheroid tank this fall. “The town has six water tower storage tanks and with the challenging coastal environment … to keep those tanks in … good shape, we paint fairly often,” he said. Parson said the fiscal year 2019 water enterprise fund includes

$250,000 to finance the maintenance project. Parsons presented a slide presentation of current water tanks, including a conceptual rendering of a golf ball design featuring the Eagle’s Landing logo, while noting his department’s purview ends at operations and maintenance. “We don’t really care what the outside of this tank looks like,” he said. “We’ll paint it however you want to paint it.” Councilman Tony DeLuca said although Eagle’s Landing is not currently yielding a profit, painting its logo on the high visibility water tower, designed to replicate a golf ball and tee, could boost the fiscal picture. See COST Page 68

WARNING: DO NOT SPEED By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) There would be no tolerance for highway shenanigans during the Cruisin’ car event this week, resort Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said at Monday’s Police Commission meeting. Buzzuro said the entirety of Coastal Highway would be declared a special event zone from Tuesday through this Sunday, with speed limits lowered to 30 mph. The lower speed will apply to all vehicles on the road, local or otherwise. “The speed limit will be reduced from the state line all the way down to the bottom,” he said. “We’re going to make it consis-

tent with message boards that will broadcast that information.” Buzzuro also said allied law enforcement agencies would be on hand in record numbers. “Fines will be severe for speeding … $500 plus dollars for a single violation,” he said. Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott said his office would track speeding tickets issued in special event zones to discourage subsequent leniency by judges. “A $500 fine is great, but it doesn’t mean anything if it’s reduced to a $50 fine in court,” he said. “If someone asks for a lower fine or lesser points we’re going to remind the judge it came out a particular special event weekend.”

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Police meeting seeks Caroline St. solutions Continued from Page 3 by the bathroom comfort station. “We would form up curbs around the benches and put large river rock embedded in concrete,” he said. “It looks ok and discourages seating.” Councilman Wayne Hartman suggested the rock be placed at a 45-degree angle to prohibit items being placed in the area. McGean also proposed adding a midarm rest to the 17 benches in the vicinity of Caroline Street and suggested removing them during the offseason. “Walking through there, I haven’t seen anybody sit there except the people loitering in the restroom,” he said. City Manager Doug Miller noted the benches include dedication plaques, which would prevent removal, but instead entail relocation. Mayor Rick Meehan noted the benches outside the comfort station were installed to provide a shaded spot. “The general public is limited in most cases from being able to sit there because we have the same people congregating there all the time,” he said. “It’s being abused, but I hate to see us penalize the majority because of the minority.” McGean also questioned if the original intent was misguided as sitting next to a bathroom entrance holds little appeal for many. “I never saw them get used as a shelter the way we intended,” he said. Other changes McGean proposed included locking gates and temporary barricades on the stage area facing the beach. “Establish a sense of ownership and point out the stage is off limits unless there’s an event,” he said. Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott noted the proposals address symptoms, but fail to offer a cure. “My belief is you guys may cure what ails you at Caroline Street, [but] you’re just going to drive them to another comfort station,” he said. “This is a far greater

problem then fixing some benches at Caroline Street.” McDermott noted unlike the ban on sleeping in vehicles, there is not a comparable city ordinance prohibiting snoozing on the Boardwalk. “The start of this might be a Boardwalk ban on sleeping,” he said. “It’s going to give the police officers an opportunity to have an interaction.” McDermott said this approach would require a multi-disciplinary approach, including state, local and civilian partners. “Cities and towns across the country have taken to this as not a solution for homelessness, but as a way to include a multi-disciplinary approach,” he said. McDermott also said his office has previously prosecuted a number of the homeless group in question, with mixed results. “Last year we dealt with the ‘Caroline Street Gang,’ which … is essentially a group of homeless people that took to being drunk in public and stealing … from each other,” he said. “We prosecuted those individuals and we had … some failures because we’re dealing with homeless victims, as well as homeless defendants.” After McGean mentioned including city parks in the sleeping limitation, Hartman took it one step further. “It should be inclusive of all city property,” he said. Improved illumination was another suggestion McGean offered, including increasing lights outside the bathroom from 1,800 to 4,600 lumens and installing floodlights on the stage side to the east. Meehan suggested eliminating several small nooks surrounding the stage area, which facilitate items being stored away. Looking at long-term solutions, McGean also proposed rerouting the Boardwalk tram around the east side of the comfort station.

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Mathias, Carozza give 2018 legislative session updates By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) In an election preview of sorts, Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) and Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38C) recapped the 2018 legislative session for area business owners last Wednesday at the Carousel Resort Hotel on 118th Street. The Governor’s Economic Development Committee of Ocean City sponsored the breakfast session for Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce members. Mathias took the floor first by noting just the day prior Gov. Larry Hogan signed the 11th bill he was primary sponsor on this session. “Despite what you might read, he and I get along very well and there’s evidence ... you don’t have to get fliers in your mailbox,” he said. Passing legislation to address safety concerns with annual motor vehicle events was completed on an emergency basis to ensure the enhanced enforcement tool was available for the spring car gatherings, Mathias said. “I was mayor [of Ocean City] when we did the first ever Bike Week [and] my knees were knocking,” he said. Turning to the Ocean City Inlet and ongoing shoaling challenges, Mathias urged city and county leaders to mend

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fences over partially funding a roughly $1.2 million feasibility study by the Army Corps of Engineers to find longterm solutions. “Get to the table and sign that … thing that gets us going,” he said. In addition to the lucrative White Marlin Open, Mathias noted a clear inlet channel is crucial for non-recreational fishing interests. “How about the commercial watermen … right now that’s getting beat around and has a boat load of fish and can’t get them off,” he said. Offshore wind turbines was one area the meeting moderators asked both politicians to touch upon, with Mathias noting he supported the Maryland Offshore Energy Act in 2013 “I’m not going to run away from the vote,” he said. In helping to draft the bill, Mathias said his aim was bringing employment and capital investment to Maryland and the Eastern Shore, with the state public utility regulator tasked with approving projects. “The final check valve was going to be the Public Service Commission that had to make certain this was a net benefit for the rate payers of Maryland,” he said. The four-member commission approved proposals for both U.S. Wind

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Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38C) reviews budgetary highlights during a 2018 legislative recap session sponsored by the Governor’s Economic Development Committee of Ocean City on May 9 at the Carousel Resort Hotel on 118th Street.

and Skipjack Offshore Energy last May “Three were Hogan appointees and it was voted unanimously to approve not one, but both, applicants,” he said. Mathias said U.S. Wind has only received approval for the first of three proposed project phases at this juncture. “I still to this day am working with U.S. Wind quietly … to bring them to the table effectively to protect your viewscape,” he said. Mathias also said he would con-

tinue pushing for funds to expand the Ocean City convention center, with plans put on hold after a bill permitting the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue related bonds failed to clear the senate. “I’ll bring that money home for the convention center,” he said. “We’ll make certain that what we … need here will continue to come home here.” Taking the podium next was Carozza, who said as a member of the See BUSINESS Page 7

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Business leaders’ meeting reviews priority legislation Continued from Page 6 House Appropriations Committee she worked closely on budget priorities. “A lot of my work is done on the front end working with Gov. Hogan on the proposed budget,” she said. Carozza thanked the assembled business leaders for prioritizing issues to focus the statewide battle for funding. “You all are playing a big role in prioritizing so we can have these big wins for the shore,” she said. “We’re not going to get everything on our wish list.” Among the session budgetary highlights Carozza mentioned were: $52.9 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, $15 million in the Department of Natural Resources waterway improvement fund, $1.3 million for renovations at Atlantic General Hospital and $13.1a million for the Office of Tourism Development and Maryland Tourism Board. “We’ve been trying to make sure the highway user funds are returned to the counties and municipalities,” she said. To that end, included in Maryland’s fiscal year 2109 budget are $57.7 million for counties and $29.9 million for municipalities, Carozza said.

“We still have a way to go to return those highway user funds … that were raided over the past eight years,” she said. Despite the 2018 session opening with an instant override of Hogan’s earlier veto of mandated paid sick leave legislation, and the subsequent defeat of proposed countermeasures, Carozza said the House leadership has indicated the potential for future revisions exists. “They left the door open for you as employers to provide as much information on how this bill ends up impacting you this season,” she said. Navigating to the inlet discussion, Carozza said she continues to try to unite federal, state and local partners. “We need to make sure everybody has some skin in the game,” she said. While the Army Corp of Engineers has continued its commitment to dredge in the immediate future, Carozza expressed frustration the required feasibility study could be a multi-year process. “I don’t just like to hear the word study. I want to know what the longterm solutions are,” she said. Shifting to wind turbine concerns, Carozza said she is still seeking a winwin scenario, and has fears outside the viewscape realm.

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Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) confers with constituents during a 2018 legislative session recap breakfast for Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce business members on May 9 at the Carousel Resort Hotel on 118th Street.

“There are concerns from the coastal fishing industry about the possible negative impact [and] the true cost of this project for both rate payers and taxpayers,” she said. Turning to funding concerns for the convention center expansion, Carozza said she sent a formal letter to Hogan and hopes to consult with his staff to examine creative financing options. “We can’t lose a year on that because of how important the convention center is to not only for our local

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Solar-lit bus stops in OC examined

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) With an eye towards public safety, Ocean City’s Transportation Committee voted Tuesday to recommend testing solar lighting at bus shelters on Coastal Highway. Brian Connor, transportation administrative manager, said he investigated the topic after the subject was broached during a fiscal year 2019 budget meeting on April 12. “We have 123 bus stops with 46 shelters,” he said. The shelters vary in size, with 33 measuring 10 x10 feet, 11 are 10 x 20 feet, with two smaller 4 x 4 foot units. Connor also said there is one solar-lighted bus shelter on northbound Coastal Highway at 48th Street that is not functional. ‘That was installed about 10 years ago [and] it does need repair,” he said. In pursuit of prices, Connor contacted the city’s bus shelter provider, Columbia Equipment Company. “We found the prices per unit range from the mid $900s up to $2,600,” he said. The varying cost is tied to lumen levels, Connor said. “How bright do you really want this thing?” he said. In addition to brightening bus shelters, Connor also checked the cost to install lampposts with solar beacons at each of the more than 120 bus stops in Ocean City. “Those are roughly about $1,000 a piece,” he said. Mayor Rick Meehan said the lighting upgrade would enhance public safety. “It would really set them off [because] those shelters are dark at night,” he said. Councilman Tony DeLuca also

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supported the concept, but both elected officials inquired about funding. “Anytime you light up anything it’s a good thing,” DeLuca said. “What would the total cost look like?” Although the financing is still being fleshed out, Connor expressed confidence grant funds could be sourced. “We have an annual transportation grant that we apply for [but] we’ll look at all avenues,” he said. Before committing money, Connor said he would have the manufacturer ship a few sample units for demonstration purposes. “I think in a pitch black area solar light is wonderful, however with ambient light it becomes a little less ef-

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Worcester County is embracing the FEMA-sponsored “Know Your Zone” evacuation plan, which divides the county up into discrete areas that can be evacuated individually or in groups to ease the process.

County endorses ‘Know Your Zone’ flood evacuation plan Municipalities OK maps to determine exit order from local districts in emergency

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) The layout and maps of numbered evacuation zones in case of emergency have been approved by both the resort and the town of Berlin, leading the Worcester County

Commissioners on Tuesday to approve the plans and rollout of the “Know Your Zone” program. Ocean City is divided into two zones and three divisions. Zone A is everything west of Coastal Highway, and Zone B is everything east of Coastal Highway. The divisions are based on cross streets, and start at the inlet. “The maps were distributed to both the Town of Ocean City and the Town of Berlin for comment and any possible

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Ocean City has been using a system similar to “Know Your Zone” for years, and so its map required little adjustment. Zones are also marked on the backs of resort “Stop” signs, so it’s easy to check which zone you’re in.

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revisions,” Fred Webster, director of emergency services, said. “The Town of Ocean City had no objections or change requests to the proposed maps.” Berlin asked to expand Zone C across Route 113 in certain places, where the original maps used the highway as a dividing line. In Ocean City, from the inlet to 33rd Street is Division 1, from 33rd to 62nd Streets is Division 2, from 62nd Street to just north of 100th Street is Division 3 and the rest of the island is Division 4. Countywide, most of the coastal lands and water-adjacent properties are in Zone A, Zone B properties can be found generally west of Zone A, and Zone C is concentrated near the Bishopville area, with another isolated Zone C area to the extreme south of Worcester County, near the state line with Virginia. Emergency services can then use these areas to transmit simpler messages in the event of an emergency. “The Department of Emergency Services was also asked to present our plan for public education of how the new zoned evacuation works,” Webster said. Along with the maps, Webster pro-

vided an outline for the zone rollout, along with information provided by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Locally, press and social media outreach is planned, along with a link on the county website and promotional materials to be distributed at events and in office buildings. The map also will be added to the next printing of the county family emergency preparedness book and Community Emergency Response Team training will include the zones as well. At the state level, a website featuring a searchable address listing to look up the zones is planned, along with social media outreach, possible billboards, and coordinated efforts of agencies and trade associations. “Of note is that MEMA currently has no funding available in this fiscal year to do media buys, so all materials from the state level would be in-house produced at MEMA,” Webster said. “There is currently $2,500 … [budgeted in] Disaster Preparedness Materials that can be utilized for reprinting of the Emergency Preparedness Guidebooks to include the maps and limited handouts during this fiscal budget year.”

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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE BRIEFS By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) The following topics were discussed during the Transportation Committee meeting on Tuesday.

Driver recruitment Transit Manager Mark Rickards provided an update on bus and tram driver recruitment efforts. “We still need to hire 17 drivers, but no need to worry [because] we are fully staffed for maximum deployments,” he said. “I’d like to see us with a few more drivers, but we’re looking good [and] the same on the tram side.”

Turning to ridership, Rickards said more than 7,000 people used transit services on May 3, the first day of Springfest, with those figures growing to nearly 12,000 on Friday and peaking on Saturday with more than 17,000 riders. Councilman Tony DeLuca expressed concerns over potential staff turnover depleting the driver ranks. Rickards said one final training class is scheduled for June 4 “We did do weekend training for the first time, which benefits school bus drivers,” he said. “We’re getting more … school bus drivers to fill in during the summer.”

TransLoc update Rickards said the TransLoc bus app has continued to be well received by transit users. “We’re averaging about 300 hits a day,” he said. “The good news is it continues to go up.” During the first week of May, Rickards said more than 700 people used the TransLoc app, with more than 4,100 hits. “We’re able to keep up with all the buses either live or in instant replay [where] I can go back and see where they were,” he said. Outside of replacing an occasional tablet device, Rickards said the bus locator service has performed admirably, with a few unavoidable exceptions. “We have had some issues on the south side with paving,” he said. “It’s hard to keep up the schedule there sometimes during the day.” Wait times, or bus headways, ranged between 12-13 minutes last weekend, Rickards said. “We were running buses about every 6.5 minutes during Springfest,” he said. “We expect in the summer it will be even lower.”

Coach design Procurement Manager Catrice Parsons said a pre-bid meeting on May 8 for custom-designed tram trailing units failed to draw potential bidders. “Which was a little concerning but it’s not unusual,” she said. Following the apparent snub, Parsons contacted the half dozen vendors who had expressed interest previously. “All of them but two said they couldn’t provide what we were asking for, or they weren’t interested,” she said. Still apparently on board to bid the project are Specialty Vehicles from Henderson, Nevada and Trams International from Bell Gardens, California. Parsons said the next round of bids must be submitted by May 25 and will be opened during the City Council work session on May 29. Ocean Pines ADA bus service Based on continuing requests from residents, most recently during the April 16 City Council meeting, Rickards

raised the issue of expanding the service area for paratransit buses to assist disabled Ocean City residents with medical appointments in Ocean Pines. “This has been an increasing request as they’re seeing more doctors and other medical services moving to Ocean Pines from their locations in Berlin,” he said. Paratransit service acts a safety net for individuals qualified under the American with Disabilities Act, and provides origin-to-destination service for those who have difficulty using fixedroute public transportation. Rickards said the request would only cover medical-related trips on the Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN service, which Ocean City operates in conjunction with Shore Transit and are currently limited to the corporate limits of Berlin. “We’re only talking about medical trips on our medical tram service,” he said. “This area of Ocean Pines for … trips other than medical it would have to be on Shore Transit ADA.” In practice, Rickards said MEDTRN drivers typically pass close to Ocean Pines. “When we access the facilities in Berlin, we will utilize Route 90 much of the time because of traffic,” he said. “We also use Racetrack Road and [Route] 113 to get to Berlin.” Connor said the service is only available to qualified parties. “It’s only those who are ADA certified that are eligible to use our medical transportation services,” he said. Connor said the Berlin service was started after residents raised concerns about doctor visits taking up to five hours round-trip from Ocean City on Shore Transit due to numerous transfer points. “We provide this service to those who live in Ocean City to expedite their travel to and from medical appointments,” he said. The issue will be sent to the City Council for further discussion.

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Mayor Rick Meehan welcomes Evan Lucas along with cohort Walker Gray, center, both returning seasonal police officers during a swearing-in ceremony for a class of recruits at Ocean City Police headquarters, Monday.

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) Among the topics discussed during the Police Commission meeting on Monday were crime rates, officer recruitment and dockless bicycles.

Crime rates Chief Ross Buzzuro said calls for service this April showed a 12 percent decrease as compared to the same month last year. “Citizen calls for service decreased as well,” he said. Attributable largely to subpar weather, Buzzuro said traffic stops were down as well, with 300 fewer than there were last April. “Drug arrests were down 75 percent and DUI’s were [cut] almost in half,” he said. With the summer season inching closer, Buzzuro said the statistics have been positive. “We had four consecutive months of lower crime this year versus last year,” he said.

Officer recruitment Expanding the police ranks to address the large summer crowds is also on track, Buzzuro said. “We’ve had 19 returning [seasonal] police officers that are coming on board this month,” he said. With 64 seasonal officers approaching readiness, and about 90 public safety aides in house, Buzzuro said all systems are go despite hitting a few bumps in the road. “There have been several that resigned … the first week of training on the seasonal police officer side,” he said. “We will have the same num-

bers as last year [but] that could change as we get closer to the season.”

Dock-less bikes Councilman Dennis Dare discussed the growing trend of dock-less bicycle rentals, which unlike traditional bike-sharing services are GPSequipped and can be dropped anywhere. “They’re coming into cities across the United States from overseas,” he said. “It’s not like the first wave of bicycle sharing where you … unlocked a kiosk to get the bike out.” The rental bikes employ smart phones with users subscribing to a service for automatic billing. While Ocean City has regulations governing where bikes are allowed to be ridden, Dare said no rules exist regarding where cyclists must drop their rides. “A lot of cities are having problems with them getting littered around,” he said. Dare suggested City Manager Doug Miller could examine the topic in greater detail. “What’s happened in a lot of these cities, companies come in and just do it,” he said. “Under the same premise like Uber … you don’t ask permission you just do it and ask for forgiveness.” Buzzuro said from his initial research on the topic, although the trend is more prevalent in larger urban areas with year-round populations, Maryland has yet to adopt statewide regulations. “At the town or local leve, there is the ability to regulate or even prohibit,” he said. “Moving forward, if we have an issue we’ll be able to get on top of it.”


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Embers will shave inches to create more parking spaces By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) In hopes of improving accommodations, the Embers Restaurant at 2305 Philadelphia Avenue was granted a special parking exception by the Board of Zoning Appeals last Thursday so it can reconfigure its lot to gain about half a dozen spots. Zoning Administrator Frank Hall said the request would reduce 217 parking spaces from nine to 8.7 feet. “It’s less than the width of a tire,” he said. “We have more narrow spaces at City Hall.” The plan also calls for reducing two parking lot aisles from 23 to 20 feet, Hall said. Hall also said the applicant paid for a parking lot design plan with no net loss to redistributed landscaping. Jay Taustin, Embers CEO, said the

restaurant, which his family has operated since the 1950s, fills its lot on bayside too quickly in peak season. “People keep circling the parking lot,” he said. “We want to help customers avoid crossing Coastal Highway.” Representing the applicant was attorney Joseph Moore, who noted the reduced space size is permitted by city code. “In the lower downtown area, under code there can be as many as 20 percent of parking spaces that are 8 feet wide by 18 feet long,” he said. Because of the minimal space revision sought, Moore cited the de minimis doctrine that the law does not concern itself with trifles. The board voted 3-0 to approve the request with members Alfred Harrison and Danelle Amos absent.

St. Luke’s Road to get speed signs, heightened attention By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) St. Luke’s Road, an important connector road that links Snow Hill to Fruitland, will begin to see more speed enforcement and more signs in the coming days, the county commissioners decided this week. Acting on a complaint from a resident, the public works department conducted an impromptu traffic study on the road and found that extra attention was warranted. According to Public Works Director John Tustin, the road was observed between May 2 and May 7. The study found about 3,100 vehicles used the road during those hours,

with an average speed of 46 mph. It also found more than 89 percent of traffic exceeded 36 mph. The citizen was also concerned about speeders because of a school bus stop in the area. Tustin recommended adding bus stop signs to the vicinity. Commissioner Ted Elder said the study only included one day where school buses were present, and observed of the 140 or so vehicles logged during the time period, more than half of them were speeding. The Worcester County portion of the road has no posted speed limit, meaning a limit of 50 mph governs. The commissioners unanimously approved installing the signs.


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Shepherd’s Crook pantry finds new downtown home By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) Making ends meet in Ocean City can be a daunting task, and there are relatively few services out there to help people who are homeless, between homes or don’t know where their next meal is coming from. While there are other places with more and better care for these populations, Ocean City has its own issues, and the people involved appear to be here to stay. Finding a way to a meal can be a lifesaving enterprise, particularly in the case of seasonal employees, who originate from outside of the United States, or may have loose connections to others in the area, and could be without a job at a moment’s notice. Shepherd’s Crook, a food pantry originating at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea church but now existing as a partnership between at least seven faith organizations in the area, was one of those places, but was forced to relocate again after learning the landlord had other plans for its former home at 205 South Baltimore Ave. “We’ve run it out of the church, out of the Health Department, out of a van after the fire, in a condominium and

now we’re here,” Jane Ellis, director of the pantry, said. “The goal isn’t to be in a particular place. We’re put on Earth to raise others up and help them.” Shepherd’s Crook does not provide hot meals for those who come through. Instead they provide a supply of raw ingredients or easy-to-prepare foods to warm the bellies of some of the more vulnerable people in the area. “We love what we’re doing and are exceedingly happy,” Ellis said. “The community we serve is very important to us.” The new location, at 102 Worcester St., is still downtown, but available for fewer hours. Instead of being open five days per week, the agreement with the building’s current resident, Lands End Fellowship, only allows three — like when the pantry first opened. “The five days per week schedule is only two or three years old, so we’ll have to see what the future holds,” Ellis said. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, the pantry provides a selection of foods to anyone who walks through the door, depending on how much they have to give. Because the group is donation-

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The Shepherd’s Crook food pantry has moved into this building at 102 Worcester Street downtown and is open Thursday through Saturday. The pantry provides bags of groceries to residents that they can prepare themselves.

based and doesn’t pursue or accept government funding, Ellis said it has more freedom to run its operations. “We don’t have to collect names or addresses,” of people who come to the pantry seeking help, she said. Diakonia, a food pantry and temporary or emergency shelter in West Ocean City, by way of contrast, focuses on “more permanent solutions” to the hunger problem, Ellis said. “Diakonia is a great organization, but it has different goals and there are cracks, and we fill them in,” she explained. “We do grab-and-go food — there’s no eating here. Our mission is that no one is OC goes hungry.”

But first, the people must find the new place. “People are finding us, I haven’t seen everyone I’m used to seeing, but I’ve also seen some new faces,” Ellis said. “It’s like when I go walking on the Boardwalk. I have my route and I stick to it. If I go off my route, I miss things.” Eventually, she said, she returns to her normal route and sees all the same places and people she expects, which is no different than her expectation for the food pantry. “The goal isn’t to be in a particular place,” she said. “We want to help people exercise their right to not be hungry.”

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Jeep Golf coming to reopened course Deer Run Golf Course, near Route 50, 90 split, to offer three options to members

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) After the owner of the Deer Run Golf Course, Ed Colbert, met with neighbors to his property and signed a lengthy set of terms and conditions on the operation of his proposed Jeep Golf course, the neighbors removed their objection and the Board of Zoning Appeals allowed the business to open. If all goes well, Colbert’s son-in-law Justin Hearne, who will manage the business, said the new courses should be open for Memorial Day, next week. The new Deer Run Golf Course will feature three types of golf: pitch and putt, foot golf and Jeep Golf. The traditional golf course at Deer Run closed in 2015. Pitch and putt is a shorter game than traditional golf, and players are provided with a pitching wedge and putter, “foot golf” is played with a soccer ball and Jeep Golf allows players to use their own Jeeps, or rent one of three Jeeps, to use in place of golf carts. Hearne said only brand-named Jeeps would be allowed on the course.

Similar vehicles are prohibited. Last month, Colbert and the neighbors engaged in an hours-long debate that ended in a stalemate, with both sides asking for more time to resolve the issues. On the one side was Colbert, who said he had to close the golf course because of his wife’s medical troubles. He’d also been facing decreasing interest in traditional golf, which had begun to hurt several local courses, including his.

‘I’d just like to express my thanks for the support I received from the entire community.’ Ed Colbert Supporting this notion were letters signed by Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Tourism Director Donna Abbott and many others. Colbert said using Jeeps instead of golf carts was Hearne’s idea, and could help drum up new interest in the game, as the younger generations as less interested in golf and the older enthusiasts are not being replaced. Chief among Colbert’s opponents was neighbor Charles Nichols, a member of the Board of License Commissioners, which determines

liquor license issuance and enforcement in Worcester County. Nichols retained attorney Mark Cropper to represent his interests in the matter. Cropper and Nichols believed this proposal for a Jeep Golf course was an attempt at a backhanded approval for an earlier concept for the course — an obstacle course for off-roading Jeeps. If that were the case, the matter would be a procedural one, because once a request for an exception is denied, as the obstacle course was in November 2017, it cannot come back to the board for reassessment for one year. However, with the inking of the deal between Nichols et al. and Colbert, that argument was moot. Colbert agreed to 14 separate provisions governing his business, including restrictions on dates and times the course is allowed to operate, the function and maintenance of the Jeeps on the course, notification requests and the like. Colbert said he was fine with meeting the demands of his neighbors, and Nichols. “He’s happy — I’m happy. We didn’t give away the farm,” Colbert said. “I’d just like to express my thanks for the support I received from the entire community.”

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) The Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Jet Demonstration Squadron will make its inaugural performance in Ocean City on Wednesday in the skies above the Boardwalk between the inlet and 13th Street from 2-4 p.m. The City Council approved the request from Special Events Director Frank Miller in late February, who said the “Air Show Featurette,” would be free to attend and last approximately 40 minutes. The Snowbirds will have an aerobatics box centered on Third Street, with Miller noting optimal views would be between First and Fifth streets. Now in its 48th season, the Snowbirds squadron is based in Moose Jaw, a city in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, and consists of 26 staff members, 11 pilots and nine Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets. Before the high-flying acrobatics on Wednesday,

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The Snowbirds, Canadian Air Force’s Jet Demonstration Squadron, will perform aerobatic maneuvers in the sky above downtown Ocean City on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., with prime views between First and Fifth streets along the Boardwalk.

a public reception for the Snowbirds is scheduled on Tuesday from 7-9 pm at Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille at Fourth Street and the Boardwalk. Before heading skyward Wednesday afternoon, the Snowbirds will visit a group of 30 Navy Junior

Council seeks solutions for loitering

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer

(May 18, 2018) Hoping to curtail loitering by a contingent of homeless people who regularly congregate on the Boardwalk by the Caroline Street bathrooms, the City Council on Tuesday approved spending more than $17,000 to reconfigure the area and will investigate long-term legal solutions. City Engineer Terry McGean said the topic was discussed during the Police Commission’s Monday meeting because of concerns about foul language, aggressive

pan handling and harassment by a group dubbed the “Caroline Street Gang.” McGean said based on advice from Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott, it became evident a big picture solution would be required. “It became clear it takes more than an engineering solution,” he said. In addition to eliminating concrete benches outside the Caroline Street comfort station, closing off the beach front stage area, and increasing perimeter lightSee CITY Page 23

Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Stephen Decatur High School at 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Municipal Airport “They will provide an overview of the jets and talk about piloting,” he said. “They always try to do one public outreach effort.” Miller credited Bryan Lilley, Ocean City Air Show executive producer, for approaching the Snowbirds about performing at the beach. As compared to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Miller said the Canadair Tutor jets are quieter, but the aerial team does go through similar maneuvers, with up to nine aircraft flying in tight formations. The event, which is weather contingent, is likely to be cost neutral, Miller said. “We’re always hopeful they are going to return,” he said. For more information about the Canadian Snowbirds featurette, contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 410-250-0125 or visit OCocean.com.

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City drops $17K to limit loitering Continued from Page 20 ing, McGean said McDermott took matters a step further and proposed an ordinance to prohibit sleeping on the Boardwalk. McDermott told the Police Commission that while Ocean City bans sleeping in vehicles, it has no prohibition against sleeping on municipal property. “It would need to apply to all city property, [like] bus stops, benches and parks,” McGean said. “The acting state’s attorney … thought it would be an appropriate ordinance to pass.” Based on a request from adjacent business owners, the council also approved removing four benches at the head of Caroline Street, which contain dedication plaques and will be relocated. “It may open up the area for street performers, but both businesses felt strongly they wanted them removed,” he said. McGean said concrete benches outside the bathroom, would be redesigned with river rock embedded in concrete, with the remaining benches having midarm rests installed to prohibit sleeping. “The [concrete] benches become more of an architectural feature,” he said. The upgrades would include locking gates and temporary barricades on the beach side stage area. “It would be clear the stage is off limits,” he said. To increase illumination, McGean said exterior lighting outside the comfort station would be bumped up from 1,800 to 4,600 lumens. “It’s more than twice the brightness we have under there now,” he said. “We would also add lighting on the east side to avoid those dark hidden spaces.” McGean said the Police Commission discussion also broached the possibility of leasing small concrete areas located on the western edges of the Boardwalk, which host picnic tables during the summer. “That did not receive unanimous support,” he said. Councilman Wayne Hartman noted the city currently leases the areas to adjacent businesses, whose interest in privatizing the sections should be gauged. Council President Lloyd Martin said City Manager Doug Miller would first need to determine the legality of such an arrangement. Mayor Rick Meehan said there are problems related to public access and policing challenges that would need to be addressed in greater detail prior to establishing leasing agreements. “I’m always open to all discussions, but I think it is much more difficult than a decision that would be made here today,” he said. The council voted unanimously for Miller to consult with City Solicitor Guy Ayres to examine ordinance changes regarding sleeping prohibitions and provide a legal opinion on leasing street ends to private parties.

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Cruisin’ Ocean City this weekend can Pickers.” He will be in the convention center on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the inlet on Saturday during the same hours to pose for photos, sign autographs and meet fans. In addition, television star Erin Murphy, who is best known for playing “Tabitha” on the tele- Rob Wolfe vision show “Bewitched” will be on hand to pose for photos, talk about the show and meet fans. Visit Murphy at the inlet on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the convention Erin Murphy center on Saturday during the same hours. Also appearing at the event this year is Courtney Hansen from the hit shows: “Overhaulin’” and “Powerblock/Power Courtney Hansen Nation.” Fans can meet Hansen on Saturday at the U.S. 13 Dragway from 12-3 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. or at the inlet on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Scooby Doo Mystery Machine

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More than 3,000 vehicles including hot rods, customs, street machines, muscle cars, rat rods, antiques and classics from 1976 and earlier will be on display during Cruisin’ Ocean City this weekend at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street and downtown at the inlet parking lot.

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) Boardwalk parades, vendors, live music and celebrity appearances highlight the 28th annual Cruisin’ Ocean City this weekend. The event began on Thursday and continues until Sunday at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street and downtown at the inlet parking lot. New this year, activities will also take place at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Delaware. Thousands of spectators are expected to check out the more than 3,000 registered cars over the course of four days. Hot rods, customs, street machines, muscle cars, rat rods, antiques and classics from 1976 or earlier will be on display at those locations. “A major reason for the continued success of the event, in addition to the location, is the Cruisin’ format where participants have the pleasure of driving from one location to another all day and each day of the event,” said promoter Meredith Herbert. “It’s a great opportunity to see some sweet rides, check out new automotive products and visit with people who share a love of cars.” Attendees can meet Rob Wolfe from the hit television show “Ameri-

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Show Car will be on display inside the convention center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well. New this year, car enthusiasts can check out “Takin’ It To The Strip” at the U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar on Friday and Saturday. “This event will feature two days of action motorsports including a “No Prep Shootout” on Friday night, “King of the Strip” showdown on Saturday, burnout contests, jet dragsters, vendors and car shows both days,” Herbert said. “Saturday will also include front engine dragsters, kid’s power wheel races, and special guest Courtney Hansen. Takin’ It to the Strip is open to all years and makes.” Show hours are 5-10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the U.S. 13 Dragway and cost $20 for adults and $15 for military members and first responders with an ID. Children under 14 are free with an adult. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit takinittothestrip.com or call 302-846-3911. Top national companies will be showcasing their products at the manufacturer’s midway in the inlet parking lot throughout this weekend’s festivities. See BOARDWALK Page 26

By Morgan Pilz Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) The first official Ocean City Foodie Tours will begin today, Friday, at noon. The midtown tour will start on 28th Street and go to 37th Street. The downtown tour runs from Talbot Street to Fourth Street. These tours come after a successful launch for the event hosted by the Art League of Ocean City, May 9 at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Sandy Gillis, an Ocean City business owner and the creator of OC Foodie Tour, decided to create a food tour for Ocean City after experiencing several during her travels to other cities. “My husband and I go on food tours every time we go on vacation,” Gillis said. “They are very popular and pretty much any city in the United States and even Europe have them. We’ve done them in Seattle, Park City, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, we even did one in Prague. “So, every time we’d go on one, I say, ‘Why isn’t anybody doing this in OC? They even have one in Rehoboth,’” she continued. Gillis began planning for the OC Foodie Tour in January after a snowstorm kept her homebound. As a member of the Art League, she knew she wanted to incorporate the nonprofit organization into her tour plans. “It is a culinary art, as well as a performing art,” Gillis said. “So, I decided I was going to make this a part of a fundraiser in a way for the board by donating a portion of every ticket sale to the Art League.” The kickoff fundraiser took place at the Art League, where six restaurants taking part in the tour served food to over 150 guests. Beer provided by Shore Craft Brewery was paired with different food, while live music from Full Circle Duo played in the background. In addition to the food and art, a live auction took place as well as an art competition. The gallery featured art pieces that coordinated with the food tour event, based on the five senses. “The art reflected the feeling, the smell of an essential oil before you looked at the art represented smell, See NEW Page 27


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Boardwalk car parades Friday, Sat. morning Continued from Page 25 Look for companies such as Chevy Performance, Mothers Polish, Miller Electric, Flaming River, Ridetech Suspension, Ron Francis Wiring, GEICO, Flex Seal, Advance Auto Parts, Amsoil, March Performance, Meguiar’s Car Care, Krietz Auto, Covercraft Industries and Speed Unlimited, among others. At the convention center, Treasured Motor Cars and Wilwood Engineering will join additional vendors selling automotive merchandise alongside arts, crafts, vintage items, jewelry, T-shirts, LulaRoe, gear, car parts, Scentsy and other specialty items. There will be more than 100 vendors inside and outside both venues, Herbert said. Cruisin’ will feature live music all

weekend in both locations and activities such as free bingo and a Cruisin’ 2019 artwork contender showcase where spectators can vote for their favorite car inside the convention center. Another popular feature of the 28th annual Cruisin’ event in Ocean City includes the Express Auctioneer’s OC Collector Car and Memorabilia Auction, which kicked off on Thursday and includes dozens of unique cars such as a 1936 Ford Sedan Humpback, 1949 Ford Custom, 1972 C10 pick-up truck, 1968 Camaro, 1979 International Scout, and a 2004 Cadillac Limousine. An auction preview begins at 9 a.m. Friday, with a live auction at 10 a.m. in the convention center. Bidders can register onsite before the event, online at www.occollector-

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the event,” Herbert said. There will be car shows in the convention center and inlet parking lots in addition to the U.S. 13 Dragway, Bayside Cantina, Marina Deck, Big Easy on 60, Crab Alley, Harpoon Hanna’s, Hooters, Phillips Crab House, Seacrets, Decatur Diner, Embers/Blu Crabhouse, Cowboy Coast, Micky Fins, Northside Pit & Pub, Ocean Downs Casino, Trimper Amusements, Tanger Outlets, and the towns of Berlin and Snow Hill this weekend. “Cruisin’ Ocean City has always held safety as our number-one priority,” Herbert said. “The event does not tolerate unlawful activities or the disrespect of Ocean City. The new Special Event Zone is intended to give the OCPD and its allied agencies the tools they need to keep Ocean City safe for residents and visitors. We support them in their efforts and encourage everyone in town to drive safely.” The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the 40th Street convention center and downtown at the inlet. Friday and Saturday admission cost is $15, and $10 on Sunday. A four-day pass costs $35. Children under 14 get in free with an adult and passes are good at both locations. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.cruisinoceancity.com or call 410-798-6304. Also, stop by Berlin’s Spring Cruisers event, which will take place on Main Street between Jefferson and West streets, Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration runs from 7-10 a.m. with a cost of $10 per vehicle, payable to the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, who hosts the event each year.  The event is a smaller version of OC Cruisin’ with hundreds of classic cars from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s parked along the street in downtown Berlin. Judges will score the different vehicles in a number of categories and trophies will be handed out at 2 p.m. to the winners. No pre-registration is required. The first 50 registrants will receive a commemorative dash plaque. There is no fee for spectators. For more information, call the Chamber at 410641-4775.

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The inaugural Big Get-Together was held on May 9 at the Ocean City Center for Arts, a fundraiser for the programs of the Art League of Ocean City. The event brought together restaurants from the OC Foodie Tour, craft beer samplings from ShoreCraft Beer, music from Full Circle Duo, and artwork with a live auction. Pictured is Sabra Hendon, left, and Alex Stamnas.

New OC Foodie Tours to take place midtown, downtown Continued from Page 25 the music was sound, and the food and the beer was taste,” Gillis said. “It was a great event.” “The exhibit upstairs was a competition, called ‘Come to Your Senses’, and we asked artists to relate to one of the five senses,” said Rina Thaler, executive director of the Ocean City Center for the Arts. “Touch, smell, taste, etc. and [they] did a piece of artwork based on those senses and that was judged.” The event raised over $5,000. Gillis and Thaler have both expressed an interest to make this an annual event. The Foodie Tours are expected to take place over a one-mile walk radius to five different restaurants. It will take about three hours to complete each. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Tours are scheduled five days a week – Monday to Friday – from May to August, starting at noon. “By September and October, I’m sure things will slow down as the season always does so we might end up doing one tour a week,” Gillis said. “We’re going to see what the demand requires.” For the first event, the midtown Foodie Tour will begin at Buxy’s Salty Dog on 28th Street and go nine blocks down to Coconuts Bar and Grill at Castle in the Sand Hotel on 37th Street. In between sampling the different food the tours will have to offer, Gillis plans on sharing the history of Ocean City and the restaurants as well. “I’ll combine it with history of Ocean City,” Gillis said. “How it became the ‘White Marlin Capital of the World,’ how the inlet was created, local lore, fascinating facts and things that I’m surprised I didn’t even know. I refer to it as an informative culinary journey, so you’re learning about food and about history.”

Gillis wants residents and tourists to see different sides of Ocean City, beyond the fast food places and “usual watering holes.” “We all go to the same places, over and over and over again,” Gillis said. “[For example] Ripieno’s [on 33rd Street], nobody even knows about it. It’s right behind Burger King and nobody sees it because it’s behind Burger King. “But, he’s got some of the best pizza I’ve ever tried in my life,” Gillis added. “He made this dessert pizza that has slices of strawberries and blueberries and chocolate, and it was fantastic. I want other people to experience his unique twist on pizza and other food.” Each Foodie Tour will be a unique experience because the restaurants visited will change frequently. “Some restaurants want to do it every single day, some want to do it once a week, twice a week, [and] some twice a month,” Gillis said. “There’s no commitment. It doesn’t cost them anything to be a part of it.” Some restaurants are just beginning to open around this time, which means there is a potentially larger list of restaurants to join the food tours. “I’m always looking to add anybody new who wants to be a part of it, and there’s no obligation with the restaurants,” Gillis said. “But I’m always trying to add new places, unique places.” Tickets for the tours can be purchased online at http://ocfoodietour.com/ for $79, which includes a sampling of food at each restaurant. Members of the Art League will receive a 10 percent discount by using the code OC ARTS. Others can save $10 by using special code FOODIE on the website. Any questions or special requests can be made at info@ocfoodietour.com. To learn more about the Art League or to become a member, go to https://artleagueofoceancity.org/.

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Due to weather forecast, Pirate Party now June 1

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) The 10th annual Pirate Party, which benefits Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, was originally scheduled for Friday, May 18, but it has been postponed to Friday, June 1 due to severe weather forecasted. The party is slated to feature Radio Neon performing live, drink specials and raffles on the dock at Sunset Grille in West Ocean City from 6-9 p.m. “It is a great event and a lot of fun,” said Brigitte Southworth, a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program director for the nonprofit. “It is the kickoff party to the summer.” All proceeds benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, which has been assisting vulnerable children and area residents by offering counseling, advocacy, outreach and support with offices in Berlin since 1975. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best pirate outfits and the $49 entrance fee includes a light fare buffet with chicken, hot dogs, burgers and various sides in addition to two beverages. “The money raised goes to support the youth programs at Worcester Youth and Family,” Southworth said. “We have two adolescent programs, one youth club and the CASA program. CASA is funded by a grant that needs a hundred-percent match and the funds raised [during fundraisers such as the Pirate Party] help us reach this match.” In addition to live music, attendees can participate in a few auctions including a 50/50 raffle board. A gas grill, snowboard, golf packages, snow skis and hotel stays are a few of the items in the silent auction. There will also be a gold bar auction with hundreds of candy bars wrapped in gold paper. They cost one for $5 or five for $20 and some come with a chance to win a prize basket. “The baskets are made up of gift certificates and various in-kind items from local businesses,” Southworth said. “In the silent auction, we auction off larger, high-dollar items.” The event is co-chaired by Joe Kendall of Kendall Furniture and Buddy Trala, owner of Sunset Grille. Last year, about 250 people attended the party at Sunset Grille and raised about $40,000 for Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. “It is our 10th annual Pirate Party and our largest fundraiser,” Southworth said. “Staff, board members, pirates and guests dress up in pirate costumes. The area around Teasers is decorated in the pirate theme. Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services relies on the funds to keep their much needed programs afloat.” Every year, about 20 people volun-

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teer to be “Honorary Pirates” for the event and each one is asked to raise a minimum of $500. “The pirate and their business is promoted and they are recognized at the event,” Southworth said. “The pirates assist us in our outreach efforts and they bring friends and family to the event.” Corporate and individual sponsors are essential to the success of the Pirate Party. Sunset Grille, Kendall Furniture, Duckaneer, D3 Corp, Reese Cropper III, Castle in the Sand, CrossFit Ocean City, Ayers Creek Adventures, Bergey & Company P.A., Church Mouse Thrift

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CRAB SOUP COOKOFF Several hundred people attended the Ocean City Downtown Association’s 15th annual White Marlin Festival last Saturday on the Somerset Street Plaza, which featured music and organizations exhibiting displays. The highlight of the event was the Crab Soup Cookoff. Waterman’s won the white soup division and Seacrets earned second place, with the Ocean Downs Casino taking third. In the red soup category, first place went to the Ocean Downs Casino. Seacrets came in second place and Jules finished in third. GREG ELLISON/OCEAN CITY TODAY

M.R. Ducks: Ashley Osborne, left, Mallory Wainwright and Lizzie Coates

Jules: Kate Johnson, left, Tracy Solano, owner Julius Adam Sanders, Max Solano and Kasch Johnson

Ocean Downs Casino: Caden Chronister, chef John Demajistre, Caleb Chronister, Charlotte LaFond, Chastity Chronister, Shari Sturtz and chef Jim Glenn

Marina Deck: Owner Dennis Kalchthaler and Peggy McNulty


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Ocean 13: Casey Ortiz and Jason Flint

Captain Joe’s Shrimp Boat: Sharon Hurley, owner Joe White and Rich Devaughn

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Tom McMullen, retired high school history teacher and volunteer, reads to Snow Hill Middle School fifth grade students about the history of the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial at the site in Ocean Pines on Thursday, May 10.

By Morgan Pilz Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) The Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial at the South Gate of Ocean Pines has been a site of respect, commemoration, and for the past 11 years, an educational experience for Worcester County fifth graders. Every Wednesday and Thursday in May, weather permitted, fifth graders from Worcester County schools take a field trip to Ocean Pines to visit the Veteran’s Memorial, where they learn the history and proper etiquette of folding the American flag and hear stories of veterans who fought for freedom in wars past. The program teaches the students how to properly salute and fold an American flag and provides a brief history behind the flag’s creation. Capt. Ed Little created the program in 2007. The Ocean Pines Veteran’s Memorial Foundation designated board member Donald McMullen to run the program after Little’s retirement last year. This is his first year at the helm of the program. “It’s an education outreach for all

the fifth graders in Worcester County,” McMullen said. “Our goal is a little over 500 fifth graders, and that includes all of our elementary schools, [including Most] Blessed Sacrament, Worcester Prep, and the home-schooled students. So, we have all those groups that will visit here in the month of May.” In addition to visiting the memorial, the students are sent home with a booklet highlighting the history behind Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the creation of the memorial, a brief description of every war from the Revolutionary War onwards, and activities such as crosswords and puzzles. All of this is taught to the students who come to visit the site every year, with hopes of giving them a new feeling of respect and understanding. “There’s a sense of pride and patriotism we see after the field trip,” Snow Hill Middle School fifth grade teacher Emily Taylor said. Her class visited the memorial last Thursday. “They loved learning how to properly fold the flag,” she said. See STUDENTS Page 35


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NOW PLAYING BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-7575 www.bjsonthewater.com May 18: Tranzfusion, 9 pm May 19: The Girlfriends, 9 p.m. May 23: Identity Crisis, 6 p.m. BIG EASY ON 60 5909 Coastal Highway Ocean City 410-524-2305 www.thebigeasyon60.com May 18: Walt Farovic, 3-6 p.m. May 19: TD MacDonald, 4-7 p.m. BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH 116th Street, behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium Ocean City 443-664-2896 www.bourbonstreetonthebeach.com May 18: Ricky & Lennon LaRicci May 19: Sandra Dean May 20-21: Just Jay May 23: Michael Smith, 6 p.m.; Open Mic, 9 p.m. May 24: Chris Button, 7 p.m. CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. Ocean City 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com Every Friday & Saturday: Phil Perdue, 5:30 p.m. COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL In the Castle in the Sand Hotel 37th Street oceanfront Ocean City 410-289-6846 www.castleinthesand.com May 18: Wes Davis Duo, noon to 3 p.m.; Darin Engh & Guest, 4-8 p.m. May 19: Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, noon to 4 p.m.; Over Time, 5-9 p.m. May 20: Chris Diller, noon to 3 p.m.; The Breakers, 4-8 p.m. May 21: Bob Wilkinson & Joe Smooth, 4-8 p.m. May 22: The Swell Fellas, 4-8 p.m.

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FASHION AND LUNCH The Community Church at Ocean Pines held its 15th annual Fashion Show and luncheon on May 1. The show featured items from the church’s Shepherd’s Nook shop.


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Students learn to fold American flag during visit to OP Continued from Page 32 The students engage in a threepart activity during the field trip. The first part is all about the history of the flag. The second involves shared stories from veterans or family members. The final section demonstrates the proper handling and saluting of the flag, with a presentation by NJROTC students from Stephen Decatur High School. “I learned so much about what my dad and other soldiers went through,” fifth grader Joey Harmon, 11, said. “I’m glad I got to experience the memorial and I believe every citizen should experience it for themselves.” Worcester County fifth graders also visit the site during October. “The concept is for them to learn first of all, to respect the American flag,” said Sharyn O’Hare, board member and co-founder of the memorial. “The kids don’t know, and then we talk to them about stories, [about] those who have fought for their freedom, and we tell them stories of heroes. “What’s a POW? What’s a band of brothers? What makes somebody do what they do,” she continued. “Our job is to maintain the memorial and

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Stephen Decatur High School NJROTC members help fifth grade students from Most Blessed Sacrament fold an American flag at the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial in Ocean Pines on Thursday, May 10.

provide education for the youth. We think it’s the most important thing we do…to teach our children to respect their freedom.” The Veterans Memorial first came into consideration in 2003, during the 35th anniversary of Ocean Pines. O’Hare said the memorial began as an idea for a single flagpole. “What we really wanted was a memorial and not just one flagpole,” O’Hare said. “[It] took a year of planning. We had a group of about 12 core people starting the program. We broke ground in 2004, Veteran’s Day, not knowing how we were going pay for it, because it cost approximately

$100,000 to build this place. “By May 30, 2005, we dedicated this memorial, and we did not owe a penny,” O’Hare added. “It was amazing. We got it all done in six to seven months due to the volunteers of people here. We had local builders, and a lot of generous donations from community people, and it was meant to be for all veterans.” Many of the bricks laid at the memorial honor both living and deceased veterans and their families. Some bricks reveal a history spanning back to the Revolutionary War. There is also an additional piece of history included within the memorial

to consecrate those who fought in foreign wars. “There’s actually sand under each one of these walls from Normandy beaches,” O’Hare said. “I went to Normandy in the fall before we started to build [the memorial]. I brought back sand and water from the beaches. Then for the dedication on Memorial Day, we mixed it with water from Ocean City and blessed this memorial, to signify those who have fought on foreign soil.” For more about the memorial, visit http://oceanpines.org/recreationand-parks/parks/worcester-countyveterans-memorial-at-ocean-pines/.


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Ocean Pines Bay Day this Sunday at WH Park

(May 18, 2018) Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Ocean Pines Association are launching a collaborative campaign to improve the health of local waterways that hug the inland shores of Ocean Pines. Eye-opening data from a relatively recent water quality report has positioned the St. Martin River as a top priority in the Ocean Pines community. In an effort to save the bay, Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Association are hosting Ocean Pines Bay Day, a free public event, on Sunday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at White Horse Park. The family event aims to capture the interest of all age groups though hands-on activities, free boat rides and kayaking, presentations and demonstrations. Conservation partners from As-

sateague State Park, Pocomoke River State Park, Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Naturally Sunkissed Farm and Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum will be in attendance. They will offer event participants the opportunity to meet animals like birds, fish, goats and snakes. The National Aquarium will have a 56-foot inflatable sei whale on display, giving visitors access to walk through the life-size replica. “The beauty of bringing together such unique organizations such as forestry, ocean, and bay-based groups is that our message is still the same - to protect and conserve what we work on, live on and adventure on. In this case, it is Maryland’s watersheds,” said Liz Vander Clute, education coordinator at Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Nature-inspired artwork from

Worcester County students will also be on display at the event. The first 300 attendees will receive a tote bag that was hand-painted by students from Cedar Chapel Special School, Berlin Intermediate School, and Pocomoke middle and high schools. “This watershed celebration will allow us to restate our commitment to the health of the St. Martin River, and bring folks who live, recreate and enjoy this wonderful natural resource together to plan for future management and protection of the river and bays,” said Frank Piorko, executive director of Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Ocean Pines Bay Day will serve as a catalyst to a year-long campaign to raise awareness and educate residents on environmentally friendly practices that could enhance the

quality of local waterways. “There are so many resources right in our backyards; some just may be more hidden than others,” Vander Clute said. “This day will hopefully open people’s eyes to what lies right within their reach in Worcester County, and instill a deeper sense of place and responsibility  to the Coastal Bay’s watershed.” For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is a 501 (C) (3) consensus nonprofit, partially funded by the EPA, dedicated to protecting the coastal bays behind Ocean City and Assateague Island through education and restoration projects.

Hats for Hospice Preakness Party at Lighthouse Sound Dirk and Gayle Widdowson to be honored during event this Saturday in Bishopville

FESTIVAL (Above) Sunny skies warmed the large crowd filling Somerset Street Plaza during the Ocean City Downtown Association’s 15th annual White Marlin Festival last Saturday. (Left) Todd and Maureen Faulkner, of Burlington, New Jersey, check out samples of crab soup while their children, Caleb, 6, and Maeue, 4, display stuffed animals won on the Boardwalk. GREG ELLISON/ OCEAN CITY TODAY

(May 18, 2018) The public is invited to the seventh annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at The Point at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville. The event is the signature fundraiser supporting charity care at Coastal Hospice. The need for charity care is profound and growing as last fiscal year Coastal Hospice provided more than $675,000 in charity care to patients on the Lower Shore who did not have the resources for care. No one who needs hospice services is ever denied care by Coastal Hospice. Reservations are $75 and can be made at CoastalHospice.org or by calling 410-742-8732. The event features a live Preakness broadcast on a big screen, heavy hors d’oeuvres by L.A. on Location, desserts by Candy Kitchen Shoppes, music by The Larks, plus race-day drinks like mint juleps, black-eyed Susans, as well as beer and wine. Celebrity bartenders from WBOC and WMDT will host the drink stations. This year’s Charter Society Anchor Award recipients are Dirk and Gayle Widdowson, who will be honored during the event. The award recognizes outstanding volunteers who have made a significant impact on Coastal Hospice. “The Widdowsons have made significant financial and personal contributions to Coastal Hospice over the years, showing immense generosity and support to our mission,”

said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “The couple has done tremendous work to garner and cultivate support in the community, especially for the Stansell House.” The Hats for Hospice decorating contest sponsored by Vernon Powell returns for 2018. Hats decorated by 16 talented local designers will be on display prior to the event at Vernon Powell Shoes on Naylor Mill Road in Salisbury. The public is encouraged to view the hats and vote for their favorite online at http://give.classy.org/hats4hospice2018. Votes will help the hat designers win the coveted ‘Most Fundraised’ award. An additional award for most creative hat will be given and the hats will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Votes are counted as donations toward the Coastal Hospice Charity Care program, which ensures care for patients who have no resources for care or who have needs beyond their insurance. Hats for Hospice committee members are: Chair, Diana Barber; coChair, Alan Meritt-Hyle; hat contest co-chair Kathleen Abercrombie; Jenna Bowne, Hope Morgan and Nancy Hall. Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.


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Fundraiser for U.S. Kennels Inc. at Dry Dock 28, May 24

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) To raise money for his local nonprofit, U.S Kennels Incorporated, 11-year Army veteran Chris Hardy is hosting a fundraiser event at Dry Dock 28 on 28th Street, Thursday, May 24, from 6-9 p.m. “We teach veterans how to train their own service dogs because it is therapeutic for them,” Hardy said. “Instead of dwelling all day, they interact with their dogs and it gives them something to do and gets them active again and back into the real world.” U.S. Kennels Incorporated, which is based in Salisbury, provides trained service dogs and supplies to United States combat and wounded veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injuries and physical disabilities. “I am a disabled veteran myself,” Hardy said. “Helping my brothers and sisters out feels like I am making a difference.” Veterans who already have a service dog can get free training assistance in Salisbury or Hardy can locate a canine from a rescue, humane society or SPCA. “Learning how to train can help fix their dog’s habits and it makes a big difference,” Hardy said. “It is a good cause and we are saving two lives at once: these veterans and the dogs.” Celebrating 29 Y Yeears, From

The free event at Dry Dock 28 will include a deejay and some raffles, including a 50/50, on Thursday. A variety of gift baskets will be up for grabs in a silent auction. Attendees can purchase mystery boxes or a diamond in the cupcake. For $10, participants will receive a gift card or other prizes inside the mystery box. In addition, they could take home a piece of diamond jewelry while enjoying a cupcake for $10 as well. A donation trunk for U.S. Kennels Incorporated will permanently be set up at Dry Dock 28 and attendees are encouraged to bring donation items including leashes, choke collars or chains for training, small dog treats, paper towels, dog or baby wipes, and Verus Dog Food to the event. There will also be a donation jar. Dry Dock 28 is donating 10 percent of all food sales to U.S Kennels Incorporated during the event, Hardy said. “There will be veterans with their dogs, music and raffles,” Hardy said. “It will be a good event and it is a good cause. There is no program like this around here supporting the local veteran community. These dogs are saving veterans’ lives.” For more information or to donate, check out www.uskennelsinc.com or search for “U.S. Kennels Training Center” on Facebook Our Boats To Y Yo our T Ta able!

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RELAY FOR LIFE Cancer survivors kick off the first lap during North Worcester County’s Relay for Life at Frontier Town, off Route 611 in West Ocean City, last Friday evening. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. About 400 people attended and as of earlier this week, approximately $147,000 had been raised.


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RELAY FOR LIFE (Left) North Worcester County Relay for Life co-chairs, from left, Dj Thompson and Dawn Hodge, are joined by Dr. Roopa Gupta and Dr. Manoj Jain from the Atlantic General Hospital John H. “Jack” Burbage Cancer Center during the event at Frontier Town, off Route 611 in West Ocean City, last Friday. They thanked the doctors for speaking during the Relay for Life survivor ceremony and sponsoring the survivor reception. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. About 400 people attended and as of earlier this week, approximately $147,000 had been raised. “We are on target to make our goal of $180,000,” Hodge said. Donations for the 2018 Relay For Life are due by Aug. 31. (Right) Pictured during the National Anthem, from left, are Patrick Wright, Julie Karson and Shane Karson, manager of the Frontier Town Western Theme Park.

AUTHOR VISITS Laura Schroff, international and No. 1 bestselling author of the book, “An Invisible Thread,” returned to Worcester Prep on April 10, to introduce her latest book, “Angels on Earth,” to students in the Lower and Middle Schools. Earlier this year, Schroff spoke with Upper School students after they completed their summer reading which included “An Invisible Thread.” Her latest book is a collection of stories about true acts of kindness, which ties into Worcester Prep’s theme this year, “Empathy and Kindness.” Schroff was also joined by Genevieve Piturro, founder of the Pajama Program, a nonprofit that provides new pajamas and books to children in need. Holding donated pajamas, from left, are MD/DC Pajama Program Chapter President Lolita Justice-Watkins, Head of Lower School Laura Holmes, Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull, Schroff, Head of Middle School Megan Wallace, and Piturro.

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WALK FOR KIDS Several members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City participated in the fifth annual Cricket Center Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk, April 22. The Cricket Center is Worcester County’s child advocacy center serving abused children. Pictured, seated, from left, are Dan Peletier, Pat Winkelmayer, Barb Peletier and Carolyn Dryzga, and standing, Tom Southwell, Sue Wineke and Katie and Jeremy Goetzinger.

MISSION OF MERCY Fifty-five dental health care professionals attended the first Mission of Mercy Friends All Day Continuing Education Fundraiser held at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville. Mission of Mercy is a volunteer staffed, bi-annual, free adult dental clinic that serves the immediate dental needs of those without resources. Last year dental volunteers treated 1,100 patients with services valued at over $1,200,000. This, first time, one-day event raised over $3,600 with all proceeds benefiting the Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy. To donate, volunteer or for more information, visit www.easternshoremom.org. Pictured, from left, are Linda Blackiston RDH, Julie Johnson RDH, Alexandra Hall RDH and Pattie Ripple RDH.

NEW MEMBERS The William E. Esham Chapter of The Cum Laude Society at Worcester Preparatory School welcomed 10 new members during a ceremony in the Guerrieri Library on April 18. The Cum Laude Society is a national organization, founded in 1906, which honors academic achievements in secondary schools for the purposes of promoting excellence (Arete´), justice (Dike´) and honor (Time´). Pictured, from left, are Matt Durkin, Connor Cebula, Dominic Anthony, Grace Schwartz, Maya Natesan, Kendall Whaley, Caroline Pasquariello, Rachael Weidman, Olivia Parker and Eliza Chaufournier.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Fresh strawberry pie with pastry cream recipe

By Deborah Lee Walker Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) Swirls of aromas play a delightful tune and remembrances of homemade pies grace my thoughts. Store-bought desserts eludes my daily fondness; I welcome challenges and fresh strawberry pie with pastry cream is right up my alley. For those who are not familiar with pastry cream, it is a thick custard that contains milk, eggs, sugar, cornstarch and flavoring. Many custard sauces tend to be thin; pastry cream has much more consistency and for that reason is used as a filling for eclairs, cakes, tarts or pastries. Fresh strawberry pie is delicious by itself, but incorporating a foundation of pastry cream adds a level of decadence. The following pastry cream recipe is easy to follow but a few suggestions equate perfection.

Chalazae (kuh-LAY-zee) are cordlike strands of egg white proteins that are attached to the yolks. They are neither imperfections nor the beginning of the embryos. Their purpose is to anchor the yolk in the thick egg white. Chalazae do not interfere with the cooking of eggs. However, when making custard it is best to remove them. Crack an egg over a small bowl and allow the egg whites to slip through your fingers. Using your other hand, detach the tiny strands of protein. Remember to keep whisking pastry cream the entire time that it is cooking. If you do not keep it moving, it will burn at the base of the pan. If your pastry cream has a few lumps, do not be concerned. While the thick-

ened cream is warm, using the back of a spoon, stir it through a mesh sieve for a velvety finish. The strawberry filling is the next consideration. The recipe calls for more strawberries than are needed. The increased amount of strawberries will account for any damaged fruit. A few drops of red food coloring can be mixed in with the strawberries for a more dramatic look. The presentation is always a major consideration. Whole, halved, or sliced strawberries are up to the individual chef. I

prefer whole berries because of their striking appearance. In addition, plating rules specify that height, color and texture must be highlighted when presenting a dish. Fresh strawberry pie with pastry cream is an easy way to broaden your baking skills while impressing your guests. Adults and children alike will give this recipe thumbs up. Memorial Day is almost here, and this strawberry delight will be a huge hit. This recipe can easily be converted to a tart, just replace the pie dough with tart See CHEF’S Page 41

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Chef’s choice: whole, halved or sliced berries Continued from Page 40 dough. Also, feel free to change the fruit according to personal preference. Enjoy! *The pastry cream recipe is an adaptation from a recipe taken from the Cook’s Illustrated website.

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Pastry Cream

Pastry Cream 2 cups half-and-half ½ cup granulated sugar pinch of salt 5 large egg yolks, chalazae removed 3 tablespoons cornstarch 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold), cut into 4 pieces 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Heat half-and-half, 6 tablespoons sugar and salt in medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Stir occasionally to dissolve sugar. 2. Whisk egg yolks and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a separate bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until well blended. 3. When half-and-half mixtures reaches a full simmer, gradually whisk hot half-and-half into yolk mixture to temper. Make sure you add a little of the hot mixture at a time, otherwise the eggs will scramble. 4. Return mixture to saucepan, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until cream thickens

and comes to a light boil, remember to constantly stir. 5. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. 6. Transfer pastry cream to a medium bowl, press plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until cold and set, at least 3 hours or up to 48 hours.

Strawberry Filling

1 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1-quart fresh whole strawberries, washed and stems removed ½ cup cold water 2 teaspoons lemon juice a few drops of red food coloring (optional) 1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, ½ cup

crushed strawberries, water, lemon juice and food coloring (optional) in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until thickened. Chill in the refrigerator.

Pie Crust

1. Using a 9-inch glass pie dish, bake your favorite homemade pie crust or refrigerated pie crust according to directions on package. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 15 minutes. Assembly 1. Spread cooled pastry cream evenly in cooled pie shell. Artistically arrange whole strawberries on top. Pour cooked strawberry mixture over whole strawberries. Refrigerate until the pie sets, about 3 hours.

Celebrate International Museum Day in OC (May 18, 2018) The Ocean City LifeSaving Station Museum will hold an Open House in recognition of International Museum Day on Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event will celebrate the 2018 International Museum Day theme: “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics.”

Hyperconnectivity is a term invented in 2001 to define the multiple means of communication today, such as face-toface contact, email, instant messaging, telephone or the internet. It is impossible to understand the role of museums without taking into account all the connections they make. They are an inherent part of their local communi-

ties, their cultural landscape and their natural environment. Thanks to technology museums can now reach way beyond their core audience. On May 18, guests are encourage to take a picture of an exhibit or artifact that truly resonates with them, then share that picture on social media. “When visitors choose to post photos

of the museum on social media they are widening the museum’s audience, and ultimately strengthening our mission,” said, Sandy Hurley, museum director. For more information, call 410-2894991 or visit www.ocmuseum.org. The museum is located at 813 S. Atlantic Ave on the south end of the Boardwalk, across from the Inlet Village.

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Dining Guide ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ■ RESERVATIONS: Reservations accepted ________________________________

DOWNTOWN

South end to 28th Street

■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410289-7192, www.captainstableoc.com $$-$$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. ■ COINS 28th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410524 3100, www.coinspub.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual dining atmosphere for families. Crab cakes, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood. Everything homemade. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. and early bird 4-6 p.m. Daily specials. ■ THE CORAL REEF CAFE / HEMINGWAY'S RESTAURANT 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612, www.ocsuites.com/dining $-$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Four-story atrium cafe and an elegant dining room, Floridian/islandstyle cuisine, fresh seafood, fresh cuts of meat, farmto-table produce, artisanal desserts, hearty sandwiches and much more. ■ COWBOY COAST SALOON 1706 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City 410-289-6331, cowboycoastoc.com $-$$ | Reservations for large parties | Kids’ menu | Full bar Ocean City's only country bar and nightclub featuring live music with renowned national acts, nightly events and specials, OC's only mechanical bull and Cowboy’s Roadhouse serving hand cut Texas sized steaks, fresh seafood and mouthwatering BBQ all made from scratch. ■ FISHTALES BAR & GRILL 21st Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-289-0990, www.ocfishtales.com $-$$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar FishTales is located in a premier outdoor beach location on the bay with the best sunsets. Come for the best local fare. We offer lunch and dinner with great happy hour food and drink specials. Kids play area too. So sit back and enjoy. ■ HOOTERS 5th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-2892690, www.hootersofoc.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Traditional or boneless wings, burgers, quesadillas, tacos and healthy salads. Seafood selections with Alaskan snow crab legs and Maryland steam pots. Pet friendly oceanfront patio. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD, CRAB HOUSE 21st Street, Ocean City 410-289-7747, PhillipsSeafood.com $$-$$$ | Full bar Traditional dining, buffet and carry out. Early Bird Menu when seated before 5 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet. Voted OC’s Best Buffet. Featuring more than 100 items including snow crab legs, carving station, made-to-order pasta, handmade crab cakes and so much more. ■ VICTORIAN ROOM RESTAURANT Dunes Manor Hotel, OCEANFRONT at 28th and Baltimore Ave, Ocean City 410-289-1100, www.dunesmanor.com $$ - $$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Open year round. Oceanfront dining atmosphere with local, farm to table/sea to table cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday, till 10 p.m.). Also Zippy Lewis Lounge with happy hour from 4-7 p.m., featuring Craft Beer selections and appetizer menu; Milton’s Out Door Cafe; and the Barefoot Beach Bar in season.

MIDTOWN

29th to 90th streets

■ 32 PALM 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410289-2525, www.oceancityhilton.com/dining $$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ THE BIG EASY ON 60 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-524-2305, www.thebigeasyon60.com $-$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Come try some Ocean City favorites as well as our take on traditional Louisiana cajun dishes. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575, www.bjsonthewater.com

$-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week, year-round. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ DRY 85 OC 12 48th Street, Ocean City 443-664-8989, www.DRY85.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Steps from the beach. Gourmet “stick to your ribs” home cooking. A made-from-scratch kitchen with every sauce and every dressing hand crafted. It’s that attention to detail that takes the concept of burgers, fries, pork chops and wings and turns them completely on their head. Late night bar. Seasonal outdoor seating. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE 31st Street, Ocean City 410-289-2581, higginscrabhouse.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Known for all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600, www.johnnyspizzapub.com $ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Featuring homemade pizzas, 18 gourmet pizzas, a variety of calzones, subs, burgers, sandwiches and jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Live music Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays. Carry out or delivery until 4 a.m. ■ LONGBOARD CAFÉ 67th Street Town Center, Ocean City 443-6645639, www.longboardcafe.net $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving lunch and dinner. Lite fare to dinner entrees offering a variety of burgers, paninis, sandwiches and salads. The "veggies" menu features wrinkled green beans. Signature house libiations and signature entrees made with ingredients from local farms and fisheries. A family restaurant. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 $ | Kids’ menu | Beer, wine The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ RARE AND RYE 106 32nd St., Ocean City 410-213-7273, https://www.rareandrye.com Full Bar Whiskey and wine bar. Farm to table. Locally grown and prepared cuisine with an eclectic menu. Unique libations with robust selection of ryes, bourbons, whiskeys and specialty drinks. Authentic green space with industrial and rustic décor. ■ RED RED WINE BAR OC 12 48th Street, Ocean City 443-664-6801, www.RedRedWineBar.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Steps from the beach. Coastal cuisine with a focus on local seafood and hand tossed pizzas plus artisanal cheeseboards. 35+ wines By the Glass, 120+ By the Bottle. Flights. Luxurious colors and custom built couches. Late night bar. Seasonal outdoor seating. ■ ROPEWALK 82nd Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-1109, www.ropewalkoc.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Watch the sunsets. Indoor dining and bar, deck dining and tiki bar. Serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Serving lunch and dinner, 7 days a week in casual atmosphere. Happy hour specials all day, every day. ■ SEACRETS 49th Street, Ocean City 410-524-4900, www.seacrets.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SKYE RAW BAR & GRILLE 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762, www.skyebaroc.com $-$$ | Reservations | Full bar Lunch, dinner, raw bar or lite fare, at the top of 66th Street and Coastal Highway. Happy hour, 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials.

UPTOWN

91st to 146th streets

■ BAYSIDE CANTINA 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200, baysidecantina.com $-$$ | Full Bar Owned and operated by the Phillips family. Now open and offering fresh, simple and authentic flavors of classic Mexican favorites. Happy hour from 4-7 p.m.

featuring $4 classic margaritas, sangria, draft beers and nacho bar in bar, lounge and patio. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983, www.bluefishocmd.com $-$$ | Reservations | Full bar Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. ■ BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH 116th Street & Coastal Hwy., (Behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium), Ocean City 443-6642896, www.bourbonstreetonthebeach.com $$-$$$ | Reservations recommended for large parties | Kids’ menu | Full bar Eastern Shore fare with a New Orleans Flare. Seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Specializing in Jambalaya, Creole, & Gumbo. Home of the Ragin’ Cajun Bloody Mary. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Weekly entertainment. ■ THE CRAB BAG 130th Street, bayside, Ocean City 410-250-3337, www.thecrabbag.com $-$$ | Full bar Dine in and carryout. Open 7 Days a week, 11 am til late night. Hot steamed crabs, world famous fried chicken, ribs, burgers, barbecue, pasta, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more. Lunch and weekly carry-out and dinner specials. Happy hour at the beach with drink and food specials. ■ DUFFYS 130th St., in Montego Bay Shopping Ctr. & Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250 1449, www.duffysoc.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual dining, indoor or outdoor seating. Irish fare and American cuisine. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Second season and daily dinner specials. Dine in, carry out. Happy Hour, daily, noon to 6 pm. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE 128th Street, Ocean City 410-289-2581, higginscrabhouse.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Known for all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535, www.clarionoc.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving beach-inspired dishes in our oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breakers Pub. All-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet, open year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available Friday and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. ■ JULES FINE DINING 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396, www.ocjules.com $$, $$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ NICK’S HOUSE OF RIBS 144th Street & Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410250-1984, www.nickshouseofribs.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual, family friendly with upscale atmosphere. Extensive menu from our famous baby back ribs, fresh seafood, black angus steaks. ■ SHANGHAI BUFFET & BAR 131st Street, Ocean City 443-664-8335 $$ | Full Bar OC’s largest seafood, all-you-can-eat buffet featuring soups, raw sushi and sashimi, steamed and baked seafood along with classic Chinese entrees and many classic desserts and fruits. Open 7 days a week. ■ WHISKERS PUB 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-5242609, www.whiskerspub.com $ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Certified Angus®burgers and casual fare. Call for hours.

DELAWARE

■ THE COTTAGE CAFE Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710, www.cottagecafe.com $, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Seafood and happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ FLYING FISH CAFE & SUSHI BAR The Village of Fenwick, 300 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-581-0217, www.flyingfishfenwick.com $-$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Featuring the freshest and most innovative sushi,

sashimi, and rolls plus creative and delicious small plates. ■ FOX’S PIZZA DEN 31225 American Parkway, Selbyville, Del. 302-436FOXS, www.foxspizzade.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Sit-down bar and restaurant. Full menu includes pizza, pastas, salads, sandwiches and more. Specializing pizza and chef specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner at 11 a.m. Take out and delivery. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and allyou-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round.

WEST OCEAN CITY

■ ALEX’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-7717, www.ocitalianfood.com $-$$ | Reservations | Full bar Serving homemade Italian cuisine, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Elegant dining room. Early bird specials every day from 5-6 p.m. ■ FOX’S PIZZA DEN 11328 Samuel Bowen Blvd., West Ocean City 410600-1020, Foxpizzamd.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Enjoy a brand new spacious dining room. Happy hour every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with $5 food specials. Full menu includes appetizers, salads, stromboli, hoagies and wedgies, pizza, spaghetti and more. Open every day from 11 a.m. to midnight. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR AND GRILL 128741 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-2131846, weocharborside.com $-$$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Home of the Original Fresh Squeezed Orange Crush! Open every day, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Appetizers, fresh seafood, steak and pasta. Live entertainment Thursday through Sunday. ■ HOOTERS Route 50 & Keyser Point Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1841, www.hootersofoc.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu and game room | Full bar New smoked wings with half the calories. Traditional wings, burgers, quesadillas, tacos and healthy salads. Seafood selections with raw bar and crab legs. Sports packages and live entertainment. Large parties welcome. ■ PIZZA TUGOS Routes 50 and 611, West Ocean City 410-5242922; 114th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-524-2922, www.pizzatugos.com $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving lunch and dinner. Open 7 days. Pizza Tugos is a family-friendly dining restaurant that features award winning pizza, pasta, craft burgers, sandwiches, subs, appetizers and salads. Great happy hour and football specials with full bar and 54 craft beers. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 $ | Kids’ menu Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, year-round. Every Monday and Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo.

OCEAN PINES

■ TERN GRILLE 100 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean Pines 410-641-7222, oceanpinesgolf.org/dining $$ | Full bar The Tern Grille serves freshly-prepared breakfast and lunch items. Winter hours are Friday and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

BERLIN

■ OCEAN DOWNS CASINO, POSEIDON’S PUB 10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin 410-641-0600, www.oceandowns.com $-$$$ | Full bar House soups, small plates, sandwiches, burgers and entrees including steaks, chicken, veggie and Eastern Shore favorites. Dining room hours: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Pub open late.


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Calendar FRI, MAY. 18 Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events also take place at the Inlet Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave. Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers, vendor midway and more. Boardwalk parade Friday from 7-10 a.m. Admission is $15 for Friday. Children under 14 years are admitted free with an adult. Tickets are good at the Inlet and the convention center. 410-289-2800 or 800626-2326, http://www.cruisinoceancity.com

28TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A calming coloring session with coffee and donuts provided. All ages welcome. 410208-4014, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

COFFEE AND COLORING

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Knitters, crocheters, embroiders, etc. are welcomed. Victoria Christie-Healy, moonlightknitting@gmail.com, 703-507-0708

FIBER FRIENDS

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 N. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event will celebrate the 2018 International Museum Day theme: “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics.” Visitors are encouraged to take a picture of an exhibit or artifact that truly resonates with them, then share the picture on social media. 410-2894991, http://www.ocmuseum.org

MUSEUM’S OPEN HOUSE

Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., Berlin, MD, 1 p.m. Choose Civility Program featuring “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Copies of the books are available in advance at the library. 410641-0650, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

BERLIN BOOK OF THE MONTH

SAT, MAY. 19 Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their families. http://www.ocmuseum.org

SALUTE TO SERVICES

Wilson United Methodist Church, 10722 Bishopville Road, Bishopville, MD, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food and beverage also for sale. Proceeds benefit the church’s outreach and ministry programs.

FLEA MARKET AND COMMUNITY YARD SALE

White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held every

FARMERS MARKET

Saturday. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006 Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Event-goers will be introduced to a variety of holistic health topics such as natural products, life coaching and floatation therapy. Vendors include Ocean Elements Salt Spa & Float Center, Lighthouse Acupuncture, Positive Energy, The Personal Wellness Center, Oasis Healing Center, Seas the Day OC, Essential Oils and more. Vendor space is $20 and can be reserved by contacting Brittany Jarman at 410-641-7052 or bjarman@oceanpines.org. http://www.OceanPines.org

HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR

West Ocean City Boat Ramp, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City, MD, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering free vessel safety inspections. Auxiliarist will be on hand to provide safety information, knot tying and answer questions. Maureen Hoffman, 717-250-3811

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK

Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events also take place at the Inlet Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave. Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers, vendor midway and more. Boardwalk parade from 7-10 a.m. Admission cost is $15 for Saturday. Children under 14 years are admitted free with an adult. Tickets are good at the Inlet and the convention center. 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326, http://www.cruisinoceancity.com

28TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY

Ocean Pines War Memorial, South Gate Pond, Ocean Pines, MD, 9 to 10 a.m. There is a short presentation by a doctor on a current health topic followed by a walk around the pond at your own pace while you visit with others and have conversation with the doctor. Michelle, 410-641-9268

WALK WITH A DOC

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino will discuss issues and developments impacting the Ocean Pines district and the county. Guests include Health Officer Becky Jones and Assistant School Superintendent Steve Price. Commissioner President Jim Bunting will join the meeting as well.

BERTINO TOWN MEETING

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Theme is “Our Armed Forces.” Create crafts using materials provided by the library. For all ages. 410-208-4014, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

CRAFTY SATURDAY MAKE & TAKE

Calvin B. Taylor Museum, 208 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 21811, 10 a.m. Sale of annuals and perennials begins at 10 a.m. Auction of themed baskets, hanging baskets, shrubs, trees and other garden related items begins at 11 a.m. Bring a chair. Rain date is May 20 at 1 p.m. Ginny Lane, GinLane@verizon.net

GARDEN CLUB PLANT AUCTION AND SALE

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, MD, 11 a.m. Half BBQ chicken and roll for $8 per person. Sponsored by the church’s Men’s Ministry.

BBQ CHICKEN FUNDRAISER

Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, 11144 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 11 a.m. The display will remain through Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to walk among the flags and read the names of the Heroes who are identified on a medallion on each flag. If needed, bring a chair for the brief ceremony.

FLAGS FOR HEROES DEDICATION CEREMONY

The Point at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Suite 1, Bishopville, MD, 4 p.m. Reservations cost $75 and can be made at CoastalHospice.org or by calling 410-742-8732. Featuring a live Preakness broadcast on a big screen, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, music by The Larks, plus race-day drinks, beer and wine. The Hats for Hospice decorating contest entries will be on display at Vernon Powell Shoes in Salisbury prior to the event. Vote for your favorite online at http://give.classy.org/hats4hospice2018. The hats will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

HATS FOR HOSPICE PREAKNESS PARTY

SUN, MAY. 20 White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will showcase food from local vendors, local beer, nature-inspired artwork from area school children and a save-the-bay campaign. Hand-painted canvas bags will be handed out to the first 300 attendees. Free boat rides and kayaking, education exhibits, hands-on activities and educational talks are offered along with live animal exhibits. Residents are encouraged to bring water samples from the St. Martin River in Ocean Pines to help the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to get a better snapshot on the rivers health. Water sample collection bottles are available in the lobby of the Ocean Pines Community Center.

OCEAN PINES BAY DAY

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their families. http://www.ocmuseum.org

SALUTE TO SERVICES

West Ocean City Boat Ramp, Sunset Av-

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK

enue, West Ocean City, MD, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering free vessel safety inspections. Auxiliarist will be on hand to provide safety information, knot tying and answer questions. Maureen Hoffman, 717-250-3811 Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events also take place at the Inlet Lot, 809 S. Atlantic Ave. Featuring more than 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more. Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers, vendor midway and more. Admission cost is $10 on Sunday. Children under 14 years are admitted free with an adult. Tickets are good at the Inlet and the convention center. 410-289-2800 or 800626-2326, http://www.cruisinoceancity.com

28TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OCEAN CITY

Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road, Bishopville, MD, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whole chickens (8 pieces) cost $14 and half chickens (4 pieces) cost $8. Baked goods also available. Call 443235-2926 to order in advance of pick up.

FRIED CHICKEN CARRY OUT

MON, MAY. 21 Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their families. http://www.ocmuseum.org

SALUTE TO SERVICES

Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., Berlin, MD, 10:30 a.m. For infants and toddlers up to age 2 and their caregivers. 410-641-0650, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

LAP TIME

Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn some of the many causes of back pain and how it can lead to other conditions such as arthritis and degenerative disc disease. Ways to reduce pain and increase mobility will also be shared. Open to the public. Registration is required: 410-641-7052. http://www.OceanPines.org

BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA SEMINAR

Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Memo Diriker, Professor at Salisbury University, will be the guest speaker to discuss the healthcare needs of seniors on the Eastern Shore. Visitors welcome. 410-973-1021

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Explore the world of iPads while learning from each other. Register: Norma Kessler, 410-

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CALENDAR 641-7017. Men welcome too. http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

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Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 1:30 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 8-12 are invited to a monthly book club. Call 410-524-1818 or go by the library to reserve books. http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 2:30 to 4 p.m. The group meets twice a month to discuss both classic and modern reading selections. Lisa Harrison, 410-632-3970, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION

Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Berlin group No. 169. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Rosealee Campion, 410-641-0157

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 5 p.m. Hang out, eat pizza and do something fun. For ages 13-18. 410208-4014, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

TEEN TIME ‘ROBOTS VERSUS MARIONETTES’

Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 7 to 9 p.m. The group meets each Monday. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. 410-641-6876

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS

TUE, MAY. 22 Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their families. http://www.ocmuseum.org

SALUTE TO SERVICES

kids for face painting and kid games. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 3 p.m. with guest speakers. india@ocfishtales.com, 410289-0990, http://www.ocfishtales.com Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 1 to 4 p.m. Got bugs or other plant problems? Bring your bagged samples by and let the master gardeners find solutions to your questions. 410-208-4014

ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., Berlin, MD, 2 p.m. Learn how to eat healthy while staying on a budget. 410-641-0650, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

‘HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET’

Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 4 p.m. Enjoy books, crafts and games for the whole family. Snacks and drinks provided. 410-524-1818, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

FAMILY NIGHT ‘KINDNESS ROCKS’

Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The group meets each Tuesday. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and health lifestyle. jeanduck47@gmail.com

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING

WED, MAY. 23 Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their families. http://www.ocmuseum.org

SALUTE TO SERVICES

Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 8 a.m. Meets every Wednesday. Doors open at 7 a.m., meeting begins at 8 a.m. 410-641-7330, http://www.kiwanisofopoc.org

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OP/OC

Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Support group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. It meets the third Tuesday of each month. Open to the community. Info: Heather Cormack, 410-6414400, Ext. 6123 or Kenneth Lewis, 410-208-1701 or 410-430-4818

MARYLAND VA REPRESENTATIVE

Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., Berlin, MD, 10:30 a.m. For 3-7 year old children. 410641-0650, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

STORY TIME ‘TURTLES’

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

CRAZY CRAFTS

Fish Tales Bar and Grill, south parking lot, 2107 Herring Way, Ocean City, MD, 12 to 7 p.m. The day will feature past favorite menu items at throwback prices including some favorite drinks from that time served in a commemorative cup. There will be a Corn Hole Tournament with prizes, prizes for the best dressed from 1983 and for the person with the oldest Fish Tales T-shirt and door prizes given away every half hour. Enjoy music from the early days and being the

FISH TALES 35TH ANNIVERSARY

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs representative, Michelle Licata, is available to offer outreach services to veterans and their families on the third Wednesday of each month. No appointment necessary. 410713-3482, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 10:30 a.m. For 2 to 5 year old children. 410-524-1818, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

CANADIAN FORCES SNOWBIRDS JET DEMONSTRATION TEAM Third Street and Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, 2 to 2:45 p.m. The Snowbirds nine aircraft demonstration will include close proximity formation passes and aerobatics. Spectators may view the aerial demonstration between the Inlet and 13th Street with optimal viewing from First to Fifth streets. A public meet and greet opportunity will be announced on the Town of Ocean City web-

sites. https://www.oceancitymd.gov

lies. http://www.ocmuseum.org

White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD, 3 to 7 p.m. Held every Wednesday (May 2-Sept. 26). Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. Open to the public. New vendors welcome. 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006

STORY TIME ‘MARGARET WISE BROWN’

OP FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET

Ocean City Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, MD, 5:30 to 9 p.m. The group dances every Wednesday. Dance to the sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s music. A $5 donation to benefit Veterans and local charities. Dance lessons offered the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5-5:45 p.m. Dancing follows until 9 p.m. Members and their guests welcome. dance@delmarvahanddancing.com, 410-208-1151, http://delmarvahanddancing.com

DELMARVA HAND DANCE CLUB

Maryland Coastal Bays Program office, 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Maryland Coastal Bays is looking for volunteers to participate in the Annual Diamondback Terrapin count from May 29 through June 2. Training classes will be held on May 17 and May 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP to Katherine Phillips at kphillips@mdcoastalbays.org or 410-213-2297, Ext. 109.

MCBP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th St, Ocean City, MD, 6 p.m. The group meets every Wednesday. cliff0917@aol.com, 302-540-2127

OC/BERLIN ROTARY CLUB MEETING

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD, 6:30 to 8 p.m. A supportive and safe place to allow people to share their stories with those who have lost loved ones to addiction or overdose. No reservation is needed and no sign-in will be done at the door. Refreshments provided. Gail Mansell, gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org, 410-641-9725

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - LIFE AFTER LOSS

Ocean City Performing Arts Center in the Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 8 p.m. A musical cabaret event that brings the best of Broadway to an audience that runs the show. Before the show, audience members have the option to vote for their favorite songs in five different categories of musical theatre. Brown Box Theatre will curate each performance to the tastes of the audience. Family-friendly show. Arrive 15 minutes before showtime to vote. Tickets cost $15 and are available at http://www.brownboxtheatre.org

‘THE BROADWAY JUKEBOX’ SHOW

THU, MAY. 24 Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD, All Day Honoring police, firefighters, EMS, active and retired military with free admission to the museum for individuals and their fami-

SALUTE TO SERVICES

Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, movement, songs and crafts. For ages 2 to 5. 410-208-4014, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 11 a.m. The group meets every Thursday. Free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one, not just Coastal Hospice families. 410-251-8163

COASTAL HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT

Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites, 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD, 11 a.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The Republican Women of Worcester County will host Pastor David Whitney will will spake about the Maryland Constitution. Cost of the luncheon is $20. Reservations: Ann Lutz, annlutz60@gmail.com or 410-208-9767.

MAY LUNCHEON MEETING

Harpoon Hanna’s, 39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, DE, 4 to 6 p.m. Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577 or Kate, 410-524-0649. http://www.BeachSingles.org

BEACH SINGLES

FAMILY TIME ‘TOWER BUILDING’ A STEM PROGRAM

Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., Berlin, MD, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Use marshmallows and other unusual building materials to see who can construct the tallest tower. 410-6410650, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 6:30 p.m. Educational showcase of rare, classic, groundbreaking and bizarre animation from every era around the world. Designed for an adult audience. 410524-1818, http://www.worcesterlibrary.org

ANIMATION AFTER HOURS

Blue Dog Café, 300 N. Washington St., Snow Hill, MD, 8 p.m. A musical cabaret event that brings the best of Broadway to an audience that runs the show. Before the show, audience members have the option to vote for their favorite songs in five different categories of musical theatre. Brown Box Theatre will curate each performance to the tastes of the audience. Family-friendly show. Arrive 15 minutes before showtime to vote. Tickets: http://www.brownboxtheatre.org

‘THE BROADWAY JUKEBOX’ SHOW

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MAY 18, 2018

45 Classifieds now appear in Ocean City Today & the Bayside Gazette each week and online at oceancitytoday.net and baysideoc.com.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Now Hiring

FT & PT DELIVERY DRIVERS, MAKE $12-$16 PER HOUR Apply within - Downtown location 710 N. Philadelphia Ave.

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION TECHNICIANS & MANAGERS ~ IICRC, WRT, ASD certifications a plus ~

PAINTERS DECK COATING APPLICATORS FRAMERS INTERIOR REMODELING PROFESSIONALS VALID DL, Background check, Drug & Alcohol-free environment

Please send your resumes at oceantowerconstruction@yahoo.com or call 443-366-5556 during regular business hours.

WORK ON THE BEACH THIS SUMMER • Now Hiring Students for Over 80 Positions • Provide Exceptional Beach Service to Visitors • Make Lifelong Friends & Memories • Prepare to Sharpen Sales & Customer Service Skills • Vibrant & Energetic Individuals Wanted • Hourly + Commission + Tips

Come See Us at Ocean City Job Fair on April 15 from 9A-2P

Apply at EightyFiveAndSunny.com/Employment

HELP WANTED

Hiring ALL Positions!!

Full time & Part time To apply go to: www.mygcjob.com

P/T Customer Service Representative

Looking for a cheerful, friendly, smiling face to join our office team. Greet/assist customers, sell gift cards & club memberships, general office duties, administer marketing promotions, database upkeep, etc. Good typing and computer skills required. Must be dependable and willing to work all shifts day, night, weekends.

Apply online at TangerOutlets.com/careers. No phone calls please. Tanger Outlets Ocean City EOE. DFW.

HELP WANTED

$17 PER HOUR GUYS WANTED TO: Move furniture, paint, do yardwork, interior & exterior cleaning. Full-time. 410-289-7873

LIFEGUARDS WANTED

Certified Lifeguards for community pool. F/T & P/T positions available. Hours are 10AM to 8PM seven days a week. Extra hours in July & August. Must pass drug test & background check. Weekends & holidays required. Pay commensurate with training & experience. Apply in person with valid certifications to White Horse Park 11647 Beauchamp Rd. Berlin, MD 8AM-4PM.

Busy Vacation Rental Office

Looking for part-time summer seasonal help. Competitive pay and bonus potential. Must have computer skills and be customer service driven.

Email resumes to: brad.murray@LFVacations.com

Director of Sales and Marketing

Comfort Inn Gold Coast 112th St Ocean City We are accepting applications for the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. We are seeking an energetic and self motivated Sales professional with significant hotel sales experience.The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Ocean City market. If you do not have extensive HOTEL sales experience, please do not apply. Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter via email to: jpeck@comfortgoldcoast.com

NOW HIRING SUMMER 2018

• Make Lifelong Friends • Housing Assistance & Paid Internships Available • Live & Work At The Beach APPLY TODAY

MyTelescopePictures.com/ Employment

HELP WANTED

PT Bookkeeper

Part time with established business located in Berlin, MD. Associates degree in Accounting or a closely related field or relevant work experience is required. Complete computer competence a must. Send resume & transcript to: Bookkeeper Positions P.O. Box 397 Berlin, MD 21811

HELP WANTED 31806 Lake View Dr. Selbyville, DE 3 miles from MD/DE line

ALL POSITIONS Front & Back of House Please call Greg Fiore:

302.436.3200 or email:

gfiore@troon.com PT, Y Yeearr--Round/Seasonal

Certified Lifeguards Recreation Attendants Please apply in person at the new Health and Aquatic Club at Bayside

31264 Americana Prkwy., Selbyville, 19975 Call: 302.988.2315, x 0 or email: BaysideRecreation@troon.com

NOW HIRING

• FT, YR Nightime Servers • PT Nightime Bartender • Nightime Delivery Driver • FT Cook

• FT, YR Nightime Manager (1 position available)

Holding Interviews Thursdays @ 11 a.m. 5601 Coastal Hwy., Bayside

Work At The BEACH... Work With The BEST!!

Top wages, excellent benefits package and free employee meal available to successful candidates.

Employment Opportunities:

Year Round, Full/Part Time: Room Attendant, Hskpg House Staff, Laundry Supervisor, Wash Room Attendant, HSKPG Supervisor, Grill Cook, Line Cooks, Banquet Servers, Servers, Hostess/Host, Food Runner, Busser, Dishwasher, Purchasing Agent, Front Desk, Maintenance Mechanic, Security Guard

Free employee meal and excellent benefits.

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Attn: Human Resources Dept. 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Phone: 410-524-3535 Fax: 410-723-9109 EOE M/F/D/V

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

is now hiring for the following positions:

NOW HIRING!!

Distillery Tour Guides, Cooks, A/V Staff, Gardener, Security, General Maintenance, Seasonal Receptionist. For more details or to apply, please go online to www.seacrets.com/employment

Comfort Inn Gold Coast We are seeking to fill the positions of

Room Attendants Maintenance Night Auditor

These positions may be full or part time, are yearround, and require a flexible schedule. We offer excellent pay and benefits. Experience is preferred but we will train the right person. Please apply in person at 112th Street, Ocean City, next to the Gold Coast Mall

The Princess Royale Hotel & Conference Center Located at 91st St. Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD

Full Time • Server • Line Cook • Bartender • Painter • Security Guard

Apply online at www.princessroyale.com or fax to 410-524-7787 or email to employment@princessroyale.com

Maryland Class 2 Water Operator The Town of Berlin is looking for an experienced, detail orientated Class 2 water operator. This person is involved in the day to day operations of the Water Utility. This person will work under the direct supervision of the Water Superintendent. Must have a basic understanding of primary and secondary water systems and maximum contaminant levels. Requirements: Maryland Class 2 Water Operator certification. Must have a minimum of 2 years prior and related experience. Must possess a valid CDL license. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits including participation in the Maryland State Retirement. To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to jfleetwood@berlinmd.gov or visit the Town of Berlin homepage at www.berlinmd.gov and complete an online application. M/F/V/D

Store Managers for our Ocean City, MD locations. Salary 49-59K + bonus, 401K, health insurance, vacation & sick time.

Apply online at www.joindunkin.com or via email dunkindonutjobs@gmail.com

Join Team Vantage!

Now Hiring - Guest Services Representatives - Maintenance Technicians - Property Inspectors - Property Care Intern We are looking for experienced personnel with excellent customer service skills. Must be flexible with hours. Full time, seasonal, and year round positions are available. Weekends and reliable transportation are required. Hiring and End of Season Bonus Available. Email resume to recruitingvtg@ metacoastal.com or call 410-213-5479 to schedule an interview.

Ocean City Today

HELP WANTED

Part-Time, YR Teachers Wanted for Premier Driving School. No experience necessary. 410-877-7100

Chairside

DENTAL ASS’T. Experience Preferred Ocean View, DE Email Resume:

molarbiz@yahoo.com

NOW HIRING!! Production Crew

for our WOC kitchen facility Starting at $12.00/hr. Apply online at: www.delmarvadd.com

HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED STYLISTS AND NAIL TECHNICIANS needed for Salon by the Bay in WOC. License Required. Call Terry at 410-507-8390. SERVICE PLUMBERS Minimum 3 years experience, DL required. Benefits, great bonus program! Pay depending on experience. Potential $30+/hour. Email resume to Carol@ CharlesMoonServices.com

Five Guys

Ocean City, MD Now Hiring Y/R & Seasonal for

All Positions

at West OC, 64th St. and 136th St. locations. Stop in to fill out an application!

Maintenance Technician Wanted

Competitive Salary: $15 - $18/hr. depending on experience. Help build and maintain Delmarva's fastest growing restaurant group. Perform interior and exterior finish work, such as drywall, painting, paneling, ceiling and floor tile, plumbing repairs, heating and air conditioning system repairs. Perform routine and emergency repairs on restaurant equipment, including diagnostics on electrical and refrigeration components. On call on a rotating emergency schedule for weekends and holidays. Basic skill sets must include some Electric, Plumbing, Carpentry, Refrigeration. Health Insurance, 401K, Sick Leave Email resume to: ddconstructionmanager@gmail.com Fax to 410-520-0199 Job Type: Full-time ~. Salary: $18.00 / hourly

$10.50 - $18.75 per hour + Bonus Pay commensurate with experience.

LINE COOK • PREP COOK DISHWASHER BARTENDER: $2.23/hour

Holiday Inn Oceanfront 6600 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842 Now hiring for the following full-time, year round and seasonal positions for our resort hotel to join our busy and professional team: - Housekeepers - Laundry Attendant - Housemen - PM Housekeepers - Night Auditor We are looking for people who are friendly, welcoming and full of life. People who are always finding ways to make every guest’s experience an enjoyable one. If this sounds like the perfect move for you or you want to find out more, stop by to complete an application.

email resume:

Looking for friendly & outgoing people who want to have fun at their job!

Fenwick Island

or call Bill 10am-10pm

215.313.5667

Office Assistant Needed Full-time Position

We have two busy rental offices. We are looking for someone who can assist in both our Ocean Pines and Ocean City office. q References required q Professional/Friendly q Must be willing to travel to properties mostly in Ocean Pines and Ocean City q Must work most weekends as needed q Administrative skills needed Please fax resumes, letters, and references to Hileman Real Estate, Inc. Attn: Chris Fax # 410-208-9562 No Phone Calls Please

Housekeeper Banquet Captain Houseperson Cook Director of Rooms Server Reservations Agents Front Office Agent PBX Operator 

Joi o i n Te T e am Dunes e s ! Noow w Hi H ri ng:

2 8th & Oceanfront -“For Shore hore … The Best Place to Work”

Must be reliable!

Apply in person. Interviews on the spot.

Ask for Arnetta Only serious inquiries apply No phone calls please

Year-Round Maintenance Technician. Experience preferred. Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects. Weekends are a must. Email resume to cov@defenderresorts.com. 410-524-0880

Century Taxi - Now hiring taxi drivers. Call Ken 443-2355664. HIRING ALL POSITIONS!!

Full time & Part time Stop by our location on 52nd street! or call 443-664-2825

Yellowfins Bar & Grill Immediately Hiring

Kitchen Staff

Please inquire within. 33195 Lighthouse Rd., Selbyville, DE 19975 Send resumes to Josh.yellowfins@outlook.com

HELP WANTED

Kings Arms Motel. Hiring Front Desk, Maintenance and Housekeeping. Apply within. 410-289-6257.

Seasonal Lifeguard for Marina Pool

Full-time positions available Apply in person Sunset Marina Harbor Master Office, 12911 Sunset Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 or email amanda@ ocsunsetmarina.com

Now Hiring Painter

Full-Time, Year-Round Health Benefits Apply in person Tues. thru Thurs., 9-3 p.m. @ Golden Sands 10900 Coastal Highway

Come be a part of our team! HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS

Now Hiring For ALL Positions

- Groundskeeper - Housemen - Part- Time - Night Audit - Lifeguards

Call 410-289-5762 or come in to the hotel to fill out an application

Applications available at the front desk or email to info@fskfamily.com 12806 Ocean Gateway Ocean City, MD 21842

106 32nd St., Ocean City

Supervisory positions open for people with experience. Openings are for full, part time, seasonal or year round.

(Evening hours avail)

- Dishwasher - Outdoor Grill Cook

billguckin@gmail.com



Inside Counter Help

HELP WANTED

MAY 18, 2018

Hotel & Suit tes

Please apply online at www w..rreeal a hossp pittal alittyyygr yggrroou up p.com

SHUTTLE BUS DRIVERS Call: 610.212.9949 Seasonal, for Bethany Beach area. 20-30/hrs./week, competitive hourly pay. Flexible days. Must have CDL license with passenger endorsements. Required to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol testing.

Cleaner Needed

For Houses in W. Ocean City on Saturdays

We are a property management company in need of a cleaner to cover Saturday cleanings in the W. Ocean City area. q Camera needed q Insurance and W-9 Required q References required q Professional – Non-smoker

Please e-mail us at oprentals@hilemanrealestate.com, for an interview appointment. No phone calls please.

Come Join Our Winning Team!

Now accepting applications for the following positions!

Overnight Front Desk Maintenance Room Attendant Houseman Recreation Line Cook Server Looking for experienced personnel with customer service skills. Must be flexible with hours. Email resume to jobs@carouselhotel.com or stop by 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


MAY 18, 2018

HELP WANTED

OC Hair & Nail Studio is currently interviewing experienced dedicated Nail Techs, to join our salon family. Fullor part-time hours available. Contact us at 410-5247606. Experienced Cleaner Reliable w/own transportation, cleaning supplies, trustworthy & dependable. Call 443-513-4024. Only serious inquiries apply. Alex’s Italian Restaurant Experienced, Year-round Cooks & Servers. Apply in Person. Rt. 50, West OC, or call 410-726-2158 & ask for Alex.

Part-time Maintenance Assistant for property management company. Send resume to: cmcquay@defenderresorts.com or mail to PO Box 878, Ocean City, MD 21843.

Experienced Cleaners needed for Part-time work in Ocean City & Bethany. Must have vehicle and cell phone and pass background check. Please call 410-202-2887. Comfort Suites, 12718 Ocean Gateway (Rte. 50), Ocean City (WOC). Now Hiring for Front Desk and Room Attendants. Apply in person.

PGN Crabhouse, 29th Street & Coastal Hwy. Help Wanted. Waitstaff, Kitchen Help. Apply Within after 11 am.

*ALL POSITIONS* AWARD WINNING

MARLIN MOON

inside the newly renovated DOUBLE TREE by HILTON in Ocean City is now hiring for all positions. FOH, BOH, STARBUCKS KIOSK and AM and PM SOUS. Be a part of an award-winning team. Please apply at Hilton, 32nd Street, Ocean City, OCMDHOTELS.com, or follow the ad on our Facebook page

SEEKING SEEKING E EMPLOYMENT MPLOYMENT

PART TIME DELIVERY Retired gentleman. Honest! Seeks part-time, day-time delivery (no food). Call Rob 443-497-3776. www.baysideoc.com www.oceancitytoday.net

RENTALS RENTALS

RAMBLER MOTEL 9942 Elm Street, WOC (Behind Starbucks) Sleeps 4, $250 per week Manager onsite 410-213-1764

RENTALS

YEAR-ROUND 1BR Waterfront Apartment $900/month plus utilities. C/A, W/D, DW. Hidden Harbor Condominiums. Pool. Available Immediately. 443-373-1789

YEAR-ROUND WEST OC HOME unfurnished, 2-story, 3BR/3BA, W/D, DW, central HVAC, 24x30 attached garage with 3/4 bathrm. No smoking/pets. Credit ck & ref. req. $1,650/month plus utilities. 410-202-6353

WEEKLY • SEASONAL

R E N TA L S

Maryland 800.633.1000 Delaware 800.442.5626 VA C AT I O N S

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RENTALS

Summer Seasonal, 2BR, Waterfront. 25ft boat slip, N. OC, close to shopping, restaurants and ocean. $8000/season plus electric. 443-366-0990 or email molly@mollyb.com. Year-Round Rentals available in West Ocean City. 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Call 1-877-289-1616 for more information.

ROOMMATES ROOMMATES

Female Roommates Wanted. Seasonal/YR cozy house to share. Safe neighborhood in OP. 2 rooms w/ shared bath $750/each. Utilities included. Just move in. Pets ok. No smoking. Employed females only. 410-208-3570.

REAL REAL ESTATE ESTATE

Yearly & Seasonal Rentals We Welcome Pets 7700 Coastal Hwy 410-289-8888 www.holidayoc.com

DOWNTOWN OCEAN CITY 2BR Apartments. Sleeps 5. May 1 to September 3. Price is $2,250 per person or $11,250 per apartment, including utilities, plus deposits. No smoking, parties, or pets. All male or all female in each unit. Taking applications. Call or text 410-422-2100

SUMMER SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR, 2BA LUXURY OC TOWNHOUSE

1ST FL, w/hardwood floors, flat screen TV and pool. Sleeps 5. $11,600 for 4-month rental. For family or professionals. NO Pets or smokers. Credit check, refs, & sec dep. req.

JIM 302 316-5075

Classifieds now appear in Ocean City Today & Bayside Gazette each week and online at oceancitytoday.net and baysideoc.com

2BR Condo Starting at $1200 3BR Single Family Starting at $1125

Available Winter Rentals @ www.hilemanrealestate.com

CALL US TODAY! 410-208-9200

Ocean City Today

Open 7 Days A Week Mon.-Sat., 9-5 & Sun., 10-3 * Berlin * Ocean City * * Ocean Pines * * Snow Hill *

TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN WEST OC. 2BR, 1.5 bath. Immaculate condition. Many extras. Great location. A must see! 856-371-0155

OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, May 20th, 12-4pm, 39 Sundial Circle, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. $499,000. Waterfront, 5BR, 3BA. www.fsbo.com/191737, 443-235-3672

DONATIONS

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. Contact Gary at 443-975-3065.

SERVICES SERVICES

PAYING CASH for junk A/C’s. Will also pick up other scrap metal or appliances free of charge. 302-222-7297

COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL

2 Office/Retail Spaces & 3 Warehouse Units available in West Ocean City. Call 443497-4200.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Looking for space, comfort and great views? Spacious, climatecontrolled offices available, with use of Conference Room, in a modern, wellmaintained building, in prime Ocean City location. Call 410-524-3440 for appointment.

Call Tyler For A Free Estimate! Offering grass cutting, mulching, hedging & yard clean up. Ocean City and surrounding areas. 410-920-4292

YARD SALE YARD SALE

COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Sat., 5/19, 8-11:30am. GlenRiddle Community Clubhouse located at 11620 Maid at Arms Ln. Over 15+ households participating!

SERVICES

BUDGET MOVERS 443-664-5797

LOCAL & EAST COAST MOVING Full Packing Service Piano Movers - Full Service

www.facebook.com/OCBudgetMovers FURNITURE

JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

YARD SALE

Sat. & Sun., May 19th & 20th, 8am-12pm. 615 Harbour Dr., Montego Bay. Off of 130th St., OC. Kayak, household goods, beach décor & much more.

AUCTIONS

The contents of mini storage units will be sold at public auction. Units to be auctioned; B5, B7, B12, B32, B84, O29, O115, O164, O13, O70, O79, O106, O134, O137, O145, O165, S56, S115, S185, S223, S315, S509. Units are being sold due to nonpayment of rent. Common items in units are, household items, furniture, tools, fishing equipment, paintings, antique and vintage items. Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Time: NEW TIME 10:00AM #1 Starts at Berlin Mini Storage: Route 346 #2 Continues at OC Mini Storage: Route 50 #3 Finishes at OC Mini Storage: Route 611 Terms: CASH ONLY! Auctioneer: Tom Janasek

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

Classified

410-250-7000

Deadline is

146th Street, Ocean City

Monday @ 5pm

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Donna and Shawn Harman, owners of Fish Tales in Ocean City, will celebrate 35 years with a parking lot party on Tuesday, May 22, from 12-7 p.m. at the 22nd Street bayside establishment.

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By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) Shawn and Donna Harman, owners of Fish Tales in Ocean City, will celebrate 35 years with a parking lot party on Tuesday, May 22, from 12-7 p.m. on 22nd Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear old, vintage Fish Tales T-shirts. Guests could win a prize for donning the oldest one, in addition to prizes for best dressed attire from 1983. There will be music, drink specials from 1983 served in a commemorative cup, face painting, games for children, and a corn hole tournament with prizes. Customer appreciation giveaways, including gift cards, Fish Tales apparel, gifts from beer distributors, and other miscellaneous items will be handed out every half hour throughout the event. Attendees can share their favorite Fish Tales stories in a memory booth contest, and the restaurant will bring back old menu classics for the day such as the original steamed hot dog, the club sandwich, shrimp bisque, Carolina-style pork barbecue, crab

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Fish Tales’ 35th anniversary party will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, guest speakers, drink and food specials, guest bartenders, a corn hole tournament and giveaways throughout the day.

fingers, kabobs, and the tale expander, which comes with fried mozzarella sticks, shrimp jammers and jalapeño poppers. A number of former bartenders will return to Fish Tales and donate their tips to Rich Relief during the event including Tammy Velenovsky, Kimberly Griffin, Kevin Decker, Erik Windrow, Trenton Bernhardt, Mike Lokey, Brian McCreay, Pam Harman, Shay Gallo, and Dave “Kanook” Griffin. Rich Relief is an ongoing fundraiser for Fish Tales assistant manager, Rich Tesar, who is in need of assistance after a severe boating accident last July. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is slated to take place at 3 p.m. with a number of guest speakers including

Mayor Rick Meehan and Del. Mary Beth Carozza will present a proclamation from the governor. “We opened in late August of 1983, but we wanted to make sure the 35year celebration was with the customers who have been with us since day one,” Donna Harman said. “I can’t say enough about our staff. They are the reason our customers come back and some have been here for over 20 years.” Shawn Harman’s father, William, bought the marina on 22nd Street in 1970 with his friend and golf partner, John Greene, who was an avid pilot and owned a boat. “Every weekend they would have a barbecue [on the property after being See FISH Page 50

By Lauren Bunting Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) Wrap your head around this – A new startup company called Ribbon can help you make your real estate offer as strong as cash. Ribbon guarantees a closing—if a buyer has any hiccups in the lending process, they step in and buy, and “reserve” your home for you in case something goes wrong with your loan. Ribbon is not a lender though. There is no extra debt or interest. They help buyers secure a home by being a guaranteed backup buyer. The process involves a buyer filling out an online application that takes about 10 minutes, and an answer is generated within 24 hours. Then, when the buyer is ready to make an offer on a home, Ribbon will work with the buyer’s real estate agent to help make the offer and guarantees a closing even if the loan falls through or gets delayed. If the buyer cannot close their loan before the settlement date, Ribbon steps in and purchases the home. If Ribbon needs to purchase the home, the buyer can move in and rent with a one-year lease, and a 90-day right to purchase the home at the exact same price Ribbon bought it for. Once the buyer is able to secure their mortgage, Ribbon transfers the title back over. Ribbon itself is being backed, in part, by capital from NFX, an investment first headed by Pete Flint, who founded Trulia. Flint said Ribbon has secured real estate capital to enable over $2 billion in transactions this year, and it already launched in its first market, Charlotte, North Carolina, and has developed a pipeline of $15 million in home transaction volume in the last 30 days. “We’re introducing the first ever platform that allows buyers, sellers and Realtors to participate together to guarantee a home transaction,” said Shaival Shah, founder and CEO of Ribbon. “Buyers can now compete effectively on the open market against institutional investors, Wall Street capital and very wealthy individuals.” Ribbon makes its money by charging the buyer a 1.95 percent transaction fee on the purchase price of the home. Ribbon will only back single-family homes See COMPANY Page 51


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Fish Tales family-owned and operated for 35 years in OC Continued from Page 49 out on the water] and they would say, ‘this is a great place to put a bar,’ and that is how it started,” Harman said. By 1974, the marina went through its first expansion, and customers could purchase a hot dog with some chili and beers from a cart before Fish Tales’ bar was officially opened to the public on Aug. 22, 1983. The Harmans bought out Greene in 1995, and shortly after they decided to put a beach area in front of the dock. “Boats were stored here and it was not a good view,” Donna Harman said. “We went and bought plastic chairs and tables from Roses [before seating was switched to picnic tables a few years later.]” A pirate ship playground at Fish Tales came about after Donna brought her daycare children to the restaurant, where they would play with toys in the sand during the 1990s. “When we opened the restaurant one day, I realized we had forgotten to take the toys home, and that’s how the playground happened,” she said. “We are the original bar and family restaurant with a playground [in Ocean City].”

Property was purchased next door in the 1980s, which was turned into a parking lot in 2004-2005, Shawn Harman said. In 2002, Fish Tales unveiled a second bar to the public on Memorial Day weekend, and the popular swinging chairs received upgrades that same year. “When we were growing it was like holding onto a runaway horse,” Donna Harman said. “Fish Tales taught us how to run a restaurant.” In April of 2016, the Harman’s replaced the dated pirate playground with a structure covered in barnacles and starfish, which resembles a treehouse with areas designed to keep children from ages 2 up to 12 years old entertained, until dinner is served – on Frisbees. The “Neverland” playground includes an arcade, and children can climb up the mini rock wall, run across shaky bridges, or play a game of tic-tac-toe. Fish Tales is known for its fish tacos, and the original big tale sandwich, which includes genoa salami, cappicola ham, prosciuttini ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, hot and sweet peppers, onion, oil and vinegar, roasted peppers and served

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on ciabatta bread. “It is the first thing local people eat at the beginning of the year and the last sandwich they eat at the end of the season,” Shawn Harman said. “The calamari is fresh. We know how to cook fish and all the food is good.” In the near future, Fish Tales will offer tiki bar cruises in the bay for up to six people. A cooler of ice and captain are supplied for the adventure. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite alcoholic beverages and be their own bartender. The plan is to run four, two-hour cruises a day. “You hop on and float out to different sand bars,” Donna Harman said. “We plan to have a three-hour mimosa trip. We supply the ice, cups and oranges and they bring the champagne.”

The establishment also has 54 boat slips available to patrons coming by water. Every Wednesday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fish Tales offers 99cent Natural Light drafts and $2.75 rail drinks. The bar and restaurant is also known for its root beer barrel bombs, which consists of root beer Schnapps and Natural Light beer. One dollar from every root beer barrel bomb sold will go to Rich Relief. “Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business in Ocean City,” Shawn Harman said. “Come celebrate with us. We have been family-owned and operated for 35 years. My 91-year-old mother, Kathleen, is still involved.” Fish Tales Bar & Grill on 22nd Street is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


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Seacrets Distilling named REAL ESTATE REPORT Md. Rum Distillery of the Yr. Company assists (May 18, 2018) Seacrets Distilling Company was named Maryland Rum Distillery of the Year during the ninth annual New York International Spirits Competition. Close to 600 spirits from around the world competed in a blind tasting where top spirits buyers from around the New York metropolitan area judged the products by their category and price. In addition to Maryland Rum Distillery of the Year, Seacrets Spirits was also awarded three medals: Seacrets White Rum took home a gold medal, and Spiced Rum and Lemon Drop Vodka both won bronze medals. Seacrets Spiced Rum, the flagship of the Seacrets Spirits line, is a unique blend of barrel-aged and spiced rums with blackstrap molasses and five allnatural spices. Seacrets White Rum is a Caribbeanstyle rum, distilled from a proprietary blend of high grade molasses. Seacrets Lemon Drop Vodka has quickly become one of Seacrets Distilling’s top-selling spirits – ultra-smooth corn vodka macerated with fresh whole lemons. Seacrets Distilling Company has been presented 18 awards since opening in June 2016, including: Seacrets Spiced Rum – ADI Best of Category (2017), ADI silver medal

(2017), Cigar & Spirits second overall (2017) Seacrets Coconut Rum – ADI silver medal (2018) Seacrets White Rum – ADI silver medal (2018) Seacrets Lemon Drop Vodka – ADI silver medal (2018), ADI bronze medal (2017), Fifty Best Double Gold (2017) Seacrets Orange Vodka – ADI silver medal (2018), Cigar & Spirits third overall (2017), Fifty Best Double Gold (2017) Seacrets Grapefruit Vodka – ADI bronze medal (2018), Fifty Best Gold (2017) Seacrets Handcrafted Gin – ADI bronze medal (2017) The New York International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with tradeonly judges comprised of: buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant owners, cocktail bars, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Seacrets Distilling produces a premium line of all-natural, craft spirits, including Spiced Rum, White Rum, Gold Rum, Coconut Rum, Vodka, Gin, Orange Vodka, Lemon Drop Vodka, Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, American Whiskey and Bourbon. The full Seacrets Spirits line is available for sale at the Seacrets Distillery on

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Deeley Insurance Group recently launched (May 18, 2018) Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley, a local independent insurance agency, has launched a new brand – Deeley Insurance Group. The firm partnered with designRoom to conduct a comprehensive brand assessment to identify where the brand is today—and to develop a strong brand that is relevant, engaging and will carry the firm into the future. DesignRoom’s process includes an in-depth assessment process where they research, survey and analyze the existing brand. That includes identifying the culture, goals, environment, history and clients’ attitudes and perceptions.

“Rebranding is revealing. It grounds you. You look at the firm inside and out,” said Laura Deeley Bren, president. “Also, rebranding is invigorating. A fresh brand, new name and identity connects the firm’s legacy to its future, while establishing a direct voice that is relevant and personal.” DesignRoom held a focus group and initiated a company-wide survey. It reached out to employees, clients and other stakeholders to gather insights. It found the firm’s energetic culture was not lost on clients, but it wasn’t presenting itself that way online or through the content it distributes. It also learned that the name “Atlantic/Smith, Cropper &

Deeley” was confusing, and many of its client advisors and clients were using iterations of it when referring to the company, like “Cropper Deeley” or “Atlantic Smith.” Sandy Deeley, a founding partner of the firm, participated in the brand assessment by offering his insight, like others who were interviewed. “Recognizing the difficulty our agency personnel had in trying to explain their identity was enlightening,” he said. “It was a scattered approach. It was such a difficult brand to put out there because of the name.” Deeley remarks on how the name Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley grew so

cumbersome. “As we completed mergers and acquisitions over the years, we kept the names as a courtesy to the incoming culture,” he said. In 2016, Deeley Bren joined her father as a partner and symbolized the future of the 89-year-old firm. Keeping “Deeley” would give longtime clients assurance that the firm they know and trust as their advisor was still committed to them and the community and it would communicate to new clients and prospects the energy, drive and expertise that Deeley Bren and her team possess. See FAMILY Page 53

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Family-owned independent insurance agency Continued from Page 52 Simplifying the name to Deeley Insurance Group ties the firm to its legacy and its future, following the perpetuation. “Deeley Insurance Group shows stability and a transition of generations,” Deeley Bren said. “We remain the only local, family-owned independent insurance agency. Our roots in the community run deep and we are fortunate to have a path to maintain our independ-

ence. This allows us to support our clients, our employees and our community with a look toward their future.” The new brand comes with a fresh look and a new website – deeleyinsurance.com. Several resources to support the local business community are in development and are to be released this summer. “Everyone is searching for meaning and value in what they do. They want to do more than work a job,” Deeley Bren said.

“When you realize what we do every day, it matters: We’re there for the best and the most challenging times in life. We’re there when you take the risk to start a business, when you have a child and your family grows, and when you face loss.” The agency’s new brand captures the personal relationship and responsibility that is at the very core of the insurance advisor relationship. Rebranding supports the business strategy and future

growth. It’s a platform for what’s next. With offices located in Willards, Maryland and Lewes, Delaware, Deeley Insurance Group is a privately held independent insurance agency specializing in employee benefits, business and personal insurances. Clients represent all industries including community association, hospitality, trucking and construction firms. To learn more, visit deeleyinsurance.com.

State-of-the-art movie theatre on tap for WOC (May 18, 2018) After a 10-year hiatus, a new state-of-the-art movie theatre is coming to White Marlin Mall in West Ocean City, according to a joint statement released by Paul Wenger, president of Flagship Premium Cinemas and Matt Mittenthal, vice president and assistant director of Asset Management at Greenberg Gibbons Commercial. “It is with honor that Flagship Premium Cinemas reintroduces the cinematic experience to the greater Ocean City community in a whole new way,” Wenger said. “Flagship Premium Cinemas at White Marlin Mall will debut a modern, state-of-the-art theatre unrivaled by any other in the market. The new Flagship Premium Cinemas will provide the latest in upscale amenities that features plush,

power-reclining chairs with ottomans and the latest in digital sound and projection. This brand new facility will have ample free parking, reserved seating, and an expanded menu that includes hot food and self-serve soda bar with free refills.” “Paul’s vision and Flagship’s state-ofthe-art concept are exactly what we have been missing in West Ocean City,” said Mittenthal whose firm opened White Marlin Mall in 1986. “We are excited to bring a cinema back to the community and we anticipate that this one will be a regional draw for our year-round residents and summer guests.” Adding a high quality movie experience to West Ocean City is a top priority, Wenger said. It will be located in the former Michaels space. More information is

available at www.whitemarlinmall.com. While there are host of ultra-modern, high-tech amenities, the most notable features of the Flagship Premium Cinemas are the large, fully-reclining seats that are more like La-Z-Boys than standard stadium seating. A 6-foot-tall man can stretch out fully, and still have a foot or two left between his feet and the next seat. A push of a button quietly reclines the back and extends the footrest, another push makes the seat slowly go back to an upright position. Each seat has thick, padded armrests on each side, and each armrest has a cup holder. “The theatrical experience is still the first and the best way to go,” he said. “All of our Flagship Premium Cinemas providing motion pictures in the way they

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 103 SECOND ST. A/R/T/A 103 2ND ST. POCOMOKE A/R/T/A POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated August 28, 1997 and recorded in Liber 2425, Folio 270 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, with an original principal balance of $102,000.00, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 5, 2018 AT 3:30 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, 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 $12,000 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. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation between the lien-

Ocean City Today / Public Notices holder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by contacting the lienholder. 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 ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. 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. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title. If they cannot deliver one or the other, 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 return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 147845-1) PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/17/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 10531 SHADY DR. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated October 30, 2003 and recorded in Liber 3955, Folio 9 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, with an original principal balance of $50,000.00, default having occurred

under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on MAY 29, 2018 AT 3:33 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, 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 $27,000 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. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by contacting the lienholder. 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 repay-

MAY 18, 2018 ment 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 ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. 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. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title. If they cannot deliver one or the other, 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 return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 319013-3) PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/10/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 154 CAPTAINS QUARTERS RD. OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated November 1, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4835, Folio 150 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, with an original principal balance of $440,000.00, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on MAY 29, 2018 AT 3:36 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, 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 $29,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money


MAY 18, 2018 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. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by contacting the lienholder. 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 ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. 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. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title. If they cannot deliver one or the other, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit

Ocean City Today / Public Notices Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 89596-3) PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/10/3t _________________________________ BRADFORD I. WEBB, ASSIGNEE Andrew L. Hartman, Assignee

ASSIGNEES’ SALE OF A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING 11 Somerset Ave., Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Mortgage from John P. Munzer and Kathleen H. Munzer to Rural Housing Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture dated 5/13/1994 and recorded in Liber 2059, Folio 5 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, the holder of the indebtedness secured by a Mortgage assigned to Bradford I. Webb and Andrew L. Hartman, Assignees by instrument duly executed, acknowledged and recorded among the Land Records of the County aforesaid, default having occurred under the terms thereof, an Order to Docket having been filed C23-CV-18-000085 and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the Assignees will offer for sale at public auction AT THE WORCESTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ON FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 AT 10:00 AM ALL THAT LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester County, Maryland and described as follows: Lot No. 9 as shown on that plat entitled “Subdivision of Pocomoke Heights” which plat is recorded at Plat Book CWN No. 1, folio 1. Deed Reference: Liber 2059, folio 002. The property is improved by a dwelling. In fee-simple. The property and improvements will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of  record affecting same, including building and/or environmental violations, if any, with no warranty, expressed or implied as to the description or condition of the property or improvements.  TERMS OF SALE: A cash deposit, certified check or other method of payment acceptable to Assignees, for Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) at the time of sale will be required of all purchasers other than the mortgage holder.  Balance of the purchase price is to be paid in cash within ten (10) business days of 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 of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. Unless purchased by the mortgage holder, interest will be paid on unpaid purchase money at the rate of interest set forth in the note from date of sale to date of settlement. Taxes, public charges and assessments and HOA assessments, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all transfer and recordation taxes shall be borne by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall be responsible for removing anyone in possession of the premises. If Assignee is unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit.  Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Assignees. BRADFORD I. WEBB, Assignee – 410-857-3222 Andrew L. Hartman, Assignee – 443-825-4065 www.tidewaterauctions.com OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 152 OCEAN PKWY. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated January 22, 2009 and recorded in Liber 5221, Folio 318 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, with an original principal balance of $252,900.00, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on MAY 22, 2018 AT 3:30 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, 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

PAGE 55 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. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. Any deferred water and sewer charges that purports to cover or defray cost during construction of public water or wastewater facilities constructed by the developer and subject to an annual fee or assessment are to be paid by the purchaser to the lienholder and are a contractual obligation between the lienholder and each owner of this property, and is not a fee or assessment imposed by the county. Any right of prepayment or discount for early prepayment of water and sewer charges may be ascertained by contacting the lienholder. 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 ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub. Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. 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. Sub. Trustees will convey either marketable or insurable title. If they cannot deliver one or the other, 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 return of the deposit without interest. (Matter No. 203573-2)


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PAGE 56 PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et. al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________ WORCESTER COUNTY MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE TREASURER GOVERNMENT CENTER 1 WEST MARKET STREET, ROOM 1105 SNOW HILL, MD 21863

TAX SALE OF PROPERTIES LOCATED IN WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND State and County taxes for the 2016 tax levy (and prior years) by the County Commissioners of Worcester County and/or delinquent water, sewer, and assessment charges and/or delinquent nuisance abatements on the properties hereinafter described being due and in arrears and unpaid, and in order to compel the payment of the same, together with interest thereon and costs attending the proceeding, as provided by law, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Treasurer, Finance Officer, and Collector of State and County taxes for Worcester County, Maryland, as provided by the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, the undersigned Treasurer, Finance Officer and Collector, aforesaid, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following properties. This public auction will be held at the Worcester Government Center, County Commissioners Meeting Room, Room 1101, 1 West Market Street, in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland on FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 AT THE HOUR OF 10:00 A.M. LIST OF PROPERTIES Acct#10126452 Assessed To Abdow, Victor P Jr & Seborowski Nina M. Located At 11000 Coastal Hwy 0705 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 705 Beach Hwy Capri CM. Assessment $240,800. Total Due $7,904.03 Acct#02021943 Assessed To Ames, Maurice L Sr. Located At 106 Stevens St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 2 13802 Sq Ft Stevens Rd Subdiv Pl Of Oscar K & Viola F Blake. Assessment $52,800. Total Due $2,264.31 Acct#01022830 Assessed To Arcadia Bible Church Inc. Located At 403 Market St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 70’ X 150’ 403 Market St Pocomoke. Assessment $92,500. Total Due $9,478.72 Acct#03095649 Assessed To Bankers Development LLC. Located At Point’s Reach Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As 16.72 Acs Remain Lds Rdways (No Area) Points Reach CM Ph 1. Assessment $75,200. Total Due $1,751.67 Acct#01012223 Assessed To Barnes,

Ellen Duncan & Isaac Hecht & Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust. Located At Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 75’ X 105’ N Side Colona Rd S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $17,700. Total Due $888.95 Acct#03046605 Assessed To Bartz, Steven A & Victoria H Bartz. Located At 68 Ocean Parkway Hwy Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-03-287 9750 Sq Ft Ocean Parkway Plat Ocean Pines Sec 3. Assessment $128,167. Total Due $1,584.49 Acct#01022989 Assessed To Bernstein, Michael R & Bernstein Carole A. Located At 116 Sixth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 2 Lots W/S Sixth & Oxford St Pocomoke. Assessment $90,100. Total Due $5,355.41 Acct#03163377 Assessed To Berzonski, Derrick J & Shawnee J Berzonski. Located At 201 Flagship Cir Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 42 Ph 1S 21781 SF Flagship Cir Decatur Farms Pl. Assessment $208,833. Total Due $7,505.52 Acct#10108349 Assessed To Biafore, John Edward Jr & Biafore Suzanne. Located At 158 Old Wharf Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 37 Sec JJ Old Wharf Rd Pl Caine Keys II. Assessment $324,100. Total Due $9,040.17 Acct#01020609 Assessed To Blount, Allen B Jr. Located At 510 Young St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 50’ X 100’ 510 Young St Pocomoke. Assessment $4,000. Total Due $427.24 Acct#03073475 Assessed To Blundell, Michelle A. Located At 36 Seabreeze Rd Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-01-232 11966 Sq Ft Seabreeze Rd Pl Ocean Pines Sec 1. Assessment $117,467. Total Due $2,571.06 Acct#03035603 Assessed To Bowen, Theophilus P O Life Estate. Located At 116 Schoolfield St Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 129’ X 171.1’ X 129’ X 173.7’ S Side Schoolfield St Berlin. Assessment $87,900. Total Due $3,388.72 Acct#10765641 Assessed To Brown, Charles. Located At 18 79th St 401 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit 401 Coastal Hwy Seaside Escape CM. Assessment $371,500. Total Due $12,124.68 Acct#01024981 Assessed To Brown, Jermaine L. Located At 1107 Cedar & 12th St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 105’ X 120’ N Side 1107 Cedar & 12th Sts. Assessment $71,867. Total Due $3,319.49 Acct#01027484 Assessed To Brown, Jermaine L. Located At 906 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot C 45’ X 132’ 906 Second St Plat D-1. Assessment $138,667. Total Due $6,606.70 Acct#07006209 Assessed To Brummitt, Jeffrey R & Brummitt April J Located At Scotty Rd Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 164.79 Acs E Side Scotty Road Prop Sur James F Adams. Assessment $41,100. Total Due $1,015.43 Acct#10198747 Assessed To Bungarra LLC. Located At 13308 Colonial Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 1550 Sec 4A E Side Colonial Rd Pl Montego Bay Mob Hm Pk. Assessment $116,600. Total Due $3,893.30

Acct#10006619 Assessed To Bunting, Cean Lisa. Located At 12439 Torquay Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 28 Blk 28 Sec C 52’ X 176.13’ Pl Cape Isle Of Wight. Assessment $121,300. Total Due $929.38 Acct#03152995 Assessed To Bushman, Thomas F Sr & Bushman Marian J. Located At 22 B Pines Point B Bsb22 Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Boat Slip #B22 Yacht Club Dr Pines Pt Marina A Condo. Assessment $10,000. Total Due $343.92 Acct#05020166 Assessed To Cannady, Robert T & Fox Michael C. Located At 12310 Southhampton Dr Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As Lot 6 22642 Sq Ft Southhampton Dr Lighthouse Sound Subdiv. Assessment $153,200. Total Due $3,244.92 Acct#10006368 Assessed To Carmody, Michael F & Alison W. Located At 12628 Selsey Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 26 Blk 19 Sec A S Side Selsey Rd Cape Isle Of Wight. Assessment $435,500. Total Due $1,586.60 Acct#03137619 Assessed To Carroll, Rodney S & Linda H. Located At 112 Port Arthur Ct Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot 60 50223 Sq Ft Port Arthur Court Whitetail Sancty Sec 15B. Assessment $153,300. Total Due $3,438.01 Acct#03137570 Assessed To Carroll, Rodney S & Linda H. Located At 105 Port Arthur Court St Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot 56 18025 Sq Ft Port Arthur Court Whitetail Sancty Sec 15B. Assessment $74,067. Total Due $1,689.34 Acct#02011875 Assessed To Chester, Sylvestalette. Located At 4125 Market St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 35229 Sq Ft SW/Sd Market St Rev Lds Waters Et Al. Assessment $79,567. Total Due $1,056.54 Acct#03152006 Assessed To China Doll LLC. Located At 11022 Nicholas Ln 2 Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Unit 2 Nicholas Lane Ocean Pines Vlg Plaza CM. Assessment $183,900. Total Due $4,768.03 Acct#10047218 Assessed To Clements, Brian C. Located At 302 Bay Shore Dr Ocean City, Md 21851. Described As Lot 44 N Side 302 Bay Shore Dr Pl Skyline Dev. Assessment $193,400. Total Due $6,373.37 Acct#10222079 Assessed To Colletti, Ricardo V & Walker-Colletti Stephanie B. Located At 3801 Atlantic Ave 0110 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 110 Btw 38th & 39th Sts Diamond Beach CM. Assessment $229,600. Total Due $7,100.54 Acct#01019848 Assessed To Collins, Claudia M. Located At 409 Dudley Ave Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 150’ N Side 409 Dudley Ave Pocomoke. Assessment $39,933. Total Due $2,006.76 Acct#01016318 Assessed To Collins, Diondre Lamount. Located At 714 Fourth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 0.456 Ac W Side 714 4th St Near Scotts Allen. Assessment $42,100. Total Due $2,312.25 Acct#03108023 Assessed To Concetta, Bednar Residuarty Trust C/O Linda Bednar. Located At 28 Castle Dr Ocean Pines, Md 21811. De-

MAY 18, 2018 scribed As Lot B-10-438 10535 Sq Ft Castle Drive Pl Ocean Pines Sec 10. Assessment $219,367. Total Due $4,788.31 Acct#03029123 Assessed To Corbin, Leslie H. Located At 104 South Main St Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot W Side 104 S Main X Washington Sts. Assessment $177,067. Total Due $5,990.76 Acct#07001746 Assessed To Cornine, Christopher S. Located At Greenbriar Swamp Rd Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 25 Acs W Side Greenbriar Swamp Road. Assessment $4,600. Total Due $458.73 Acct#02017679 Assessed To Costen, Franklin M & Elizabeth C. Located At 403 Market St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As App 175’ X 75’ 403 & 405 W Market St & 115 N Ross St. Assessment $33,067. Total Due $1,427.04 Acct#01032844 Assessed To Costen, Henry. Located At 713 Sixth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 85’ X 100’ E Side 713 Sixth St Pocomoke. Assessment $18,200. Total Due $1,489.56 Acct#02017385 Assessed To Costen, Louis & Costen Ada L. Located At 113 Ross St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As App 55’ X 165’ 113 Ross Street Snow Hill. Assessment $58,833. Total Due $2,527.32 Acct#02017377 Assessed To Coston, Franklin M Sr. Located At 107 Ross St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 56’8” X 154’ 107 Ross Street Snow Hill. Assessment $41,767. Total Due $1,792.18 Acct#01015745 Assessed To Cox, Ronald. Located At 810 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 200’ W Side 810 2nd St Pocomoke. Assessment $56,233. Total Due $2,779.06 Acct#10144159 Assessed To Crawford, Walter Owen Jr & Jo Lea Trustees. Located At 11604 Coastal Hwy 1407 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 1407 Beach Hwy Fountainhead Tower Cm. Assessment $230,800. Total Due $7,516.94 Acct#03070255 Assessed To Crecelius, Lloyd J Jr. Located At 12 Admiral Dr Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-06-480 10044 Sq Ft Admiral Dr Pl Ocean Pines Sec 6. Assessment $129,467. Total Due $4,473.97 Acct#10113008 Assessed To Cristaldi, Rhonda E Rhoderick. Located At 9400 Coastal Hwy 1308 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 1308 94th St 9400 Ocean Hwy CM. Assessment $210,100. Total Due $6,912.66 Acct#02007223 Assessed To Dale, Archie L. Located At 5509 Princess Way Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 8 Acs Near W Side R-113 S Of Snow Hill. Assessment $101,900. Total Due $2,454.00 Acct#02000512 Assessed To Dale, Ollie. Located At 7230 Shockley Rd Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 3.66 Acs E Side Shockley Road N Of Snow Hill. Assessment $79,300. Total Due $1,977.03 Acct#10251729 Assessed To David, Helen & Robert. Located At 11525 Carefree Ln Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Par 4A - 4.18 Acs So Point Rd Div 4 Ld Of Helen S Putney. Assessment $579,700. Total Due $12,622.36


MAY 18, 2018 Acct#01021567 Assessed To Davis, Barbara & Vernon Sample. Located At 502 Cedar St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 86’ X 63’ S Side 502 & 504 Cedar Street. Assessment $6,000. Total Due $412.29 Acct#01021575 Assessed To Davis, Barbara & Vernon Sample. Located At 509 Laurel St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 86’ X 63’ N Side 507 & 509 Laurel Street. Assessment $45,100. Total Due $2,076.01 Acct#01012177 Assessed To Dennis, Fannie M For Life. Located At Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 4.36 Acs N Side Colona Rd Bndry Sur Fannie Dennis. Assessment $26,400. Total Due $811.67 Acct#02022796 Assessed To Dickerson, James A & Allene A . Located At 308 Purnell St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 113.7’ X 433’ X 145’ X 320’ 306 Purnell St Snow Hill. Assessment $98,800. Total Due $3,653.20 Acct#10270200 Assessed To Domagala, Suzanne. Located At 105 120th St 0048A Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 48 B A-4 P 5 Edw L Taylor Rd Club Ocean Villas II CM. Assessment $142,500. Total Due $4,729.70 Acct#03146731 Assessed To Donaway, Keith Allen & Brenda Gale. Located At 12292 Blueberry Rd Whaleyville, Md 21872. Described As Lot 1 2 Ac S/S Blueberry Rd M Donaway Min Subdiv. Assessment $98,567. Total Due $2,322.17 Acct#08004013 Assessed To Douglas, Eddie . Located At 2413 Bird Hill Rd Stockton, Md 21864. Described As 4 Acs S Side Bird Hill Road Stockton. Assessment $23,200. Total Due $628.92 Acct#05004489 Assessed To Duckett, William Foster. Located At St Martins Neck Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 1 Ac N Side St Martins Neck Road. Assessment $73,500. Total Due $2,633.78 Acct#05004497 Assessed To Duckett, William Foster. Located At St Martins Neck Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As .5 Ac N Side St Martins Neck Rd Bishopville. Assessment $42,600. Total Due $1,897.83 Acct#07000251 Assessed To Dykes, Ned S & Eileen P. Located At 8454 Meadow Bridge Rd West Of Snow Hil, Md 21863. Described As 76.90 Acs E Side Meadow Bridge Road. Assessment $65,500. Total Due $1,917.36 Acct#10272211 Assessed To Ebberts, Bernard R & Judith E. Located At 14301 Tunnel Ave 002F Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 2F Tunnell Ave Sherwood Cm. Assessment $138,700. Total Due $4,578.01 Acct#01016067 Assessed To Elmer, Robert. Located At 103 Oak St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 200’ N Side 103 Oak St Pocomoke. Assessment $20,400. Total Due $1,094.57 Acct#01030140 Assessed To Elmer, Robert. Located At 805 Market St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 201’ N Side 805 Market St Pocomoke. Assessment $92,133. Total Due $4,490.01 Acct#01017063 Assessed To Elmer, Robert S. Located At 603 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 45.10’ X 105.8’ X 47’ X 106 603 Second St Pocomoke. Assessment

Ocean City Today / Public Notices $41,167. Total Due $2,059.39 Acct#01018361 Assessed To Elmer, Robert S. Located At 212 Maple St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 67’ X 98’ X 65’ X 96’ S Side 212 Maple St Pocomoke. Assessment $10,100. Total Due $606.55 Acct#01018388 Assessed To Elmer, Robert S. Located At 209 Walnut St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 63’ X 104’ N Side 209 Walnut St Pocomoke. Assessment $ 2,167. Total Due $3,520.72 Acct#03012360 Assessed To Evans, Kevin J T/A Planted Pleasures. Located At 10307 Racetrack Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 2.67 Acs Racetrack Road NE Of Berlin. Assessment $133,233. Total Due $80,429.78 Acct#01009613 Assessed To Evans, Roger F & Evans Gail C. Located At 1042 Ocean Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 100’ X 100’ X 1200’ Ne Side R-13 S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $142,700. Total Due $3,690.29 Acct#01009621 Assessed To Evans, Roger F & Evans Gail C. Located At 1038 Ocean Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 2 Acs East Side Ocean Hwy South Of Pocomoke. Assessment $124,300. Total Due $3,052.49 Acct#02003457 Assessed To Ewell, Lillie Mae & Betty Ann Ewell & Phyllis Ann Ewell. Located At 5428 Sweet Spire Ln Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 6.6202 Acs N/E Side Forest Lane Road N W Of Snow Hill. Assessment $60,567. Total Due $1,539.99 Acct#10019079 Assessed To Fassitt, George A Heirs. Located At Lewis Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As 7 Acs E Side Lewis Rd Sinepuxent. Assessment $41,800. Total Due $1,643.06 Acct#01010204 Assessed To FB LLC The. Located At 1532 Ocean Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 35,482 Sq Ft E Side R-13 Wayne Lambertson Etal. Assessment $744,300. Total Due $37,488.02 Acct#03004848 Assessed To Fiedler, George D. Located At 11104 Worcester Hwy Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 1 2.13 Acs E Side Worcester Hwy Bluewater Botanical. Assessment $159,700. Total Due $3,635.71 Acct#01000705 Assessed To Flatley, Jacob. Located At 2447 Worcester Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 3 Acs NW Side R-113 Willow Grove. Assessment $84,500. Total Due $2,199.52 Acct#01000713 Assessed To Flatley, Jacob. Located At Worcester Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 80’ X 360’ NW Side R-113 NE Of Pocomoke. Assessment $18,900. Total Due $662.23 Acct#10103517 Assessed To Flicop, Joseph & Flicop Evelyn S. Located At 401 Pacific Ave Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 12 Blk C 60’ X 80’ Pacific Ave Pl Oceanbay City. Assessment $221,800. Total Due $4,689.99 Acct#10755050 Assessed To Four Seasons Park Inc. Located At 12024 Ocean Gateway Hwy Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Imps Lot 10 125 Sh Ocean Gateway Four Seasons Park Co-Op. Assessment $80,000. Total Due $2,046.83

Acct#10301394 Assessed To Frick, Gary & Robert. Located At 12507 Sunset Ave 10C Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit 10C Sunset Ave Pl Meyer’s Siding Condo Ph 1. Assessment $82,300. Total Due $2,335.14 Acct#10301408 Assessed To Frick, Gary & Robert Frick. Located At 12507 Sunset Ave 11C Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit 11C Sunset Ave Pl Meyer’s Siding Condo Ph 1. Assessment $82,300. Total Due $2,335.14 Acct#01034510 Assessed To Frostrom, Mark Stephen Jr . Located At 1831 Boston Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 1 6.01 Acs SW/S Boston Road Subdiv John E Brittingham. Assessment $129,000. Total Due $3,155.99 Acct#03094219 Assessed To Gallo, Christopher & Gallo Lisa. Located At 39 Westfield Cir Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot C-11-322 7507 Sq Ft Westfield Cir Pl Ocean Pines Sec 11. Assessment $494,400. Total Due $7,318.84 Acct#03089460 Assessed To Gandee, Margaret I. Located At 33 Liberty St Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-09-523 9750 Sq Ft Liberty St Pl Ocean Pines Sec 9. Assessment $138,100. Total Due $2,674.12 Acct#01000861 Assessed To Georgetown Baptist Church Of Pocomoke Md. Located At 2275 Worcester Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 1.13 Acs NW Side R-113 NE Of Pocomoke. Assessment $117,200. Total Due $344.00 Acct#10114977 Assessed To Gervasi, Thomas S & Gervasi Martha A. Located At 9900 Coastal Hwy 1020 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 1020 Coastal Hwy Century I CM. Assessment $340,200. Total Due $11,113.89 Acct#10199999 Assessed To Giangreco, Ralph J & Fay J. Located At 13307 Nantucket Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 1647 Sec 4B Nantucket Rd Pl Montego Bay Mob Hm Pk. Assessment $175,900. Total Due $5,799.74 Acct#10046521 Assessed To Godman, Ray & Kevin Hickey. Located At 209 Sunset Dr Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 62 S Side 209 Sunset Dr Pl 3 Skyline Dev. Assessment $192,900. Total Due $6,275.28 Acct#02021684 Assessed To Gordy, Karen J. Located At 109 Powell St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 109 Powell & Snow Sts Snow Hill. Assessment $106,833. Total Due $4,400.19 Acct#10258669 Assessed To Green, Michael O. Located At 504 Yawl Dr Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 339 3600 Sq Ft E S Yawl Dr Pl Montego Bay Sec 6 C. Assessment $125,000. Total Due $4,164.57 Acct#05000580 Assessed To Griffin, Gertrude For Life. Located At 9808 Hotel Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 60’ X 259.75’ S Side Line Hotel Road S Of Selbyville. Assessment $28,667. Total Due $874.13 Acct#10120640 Assessed To Grimm, John. Located At 10300 Coastal Hwy 408 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 408 Coastal Hwy Atlantis CM. Assessment $202,800. Total Due $6,676.94 Acct#01023543 Assessed To Gumby,

PAGE 57 Theodore S & M Marcelline. Located At 431 Bank St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 63’ X 150’ N Side 431 Bank St Pocomoke. Assessment $6,200. Total Due $421.76 Acct#10329434 Assessed To Gusoff, Gary M & Linda R. Located At 8821 Bay Ridge Dr Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 155 3000 Sq Ft Bay Ridge Drive Assateague Pt Resort P 1. Assessment $174,167. Total Due $3,866.18 Acct#01001418 Assessed To Hall, Diane Susie Stevens & Randolph Debora Elizabeth Stevens. Located At 1813 Pit Circle Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 1.871 Acs W Side Pit Circle Rd Sw Of Pocomoke. Assessment $22,500. Total Due $747.60 Acct#01012312 Assessed To Harmon, James E & Pearl E. Located At 1960 Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 1.065 Acs S Side Colona Rd S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $81,800. Total Due $2,081.82 Acct#01012002 Assessed To Harmon, James E & Pearl E. Located At Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot S Side Colona Road S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $16,000. Total Due $573.48 Acct#01016660 Assessed To Harris, Joyace Church. Located At 618 Clarke Ave Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 58’ X 80’ 618 Clarke Ave X Laurel St Pocomoke. Assessment $30,000. Total Due $3,382.69 Acct#03018660 Assessed To Hastings, Richard Dean. Located At Sinepuxent Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Ag Parcel 61.21 Acs Sinepuxent Rd Bndy Ln Adj Ld R Hasting. Assessment $14,500. Total Due $1,859.26 Acct#03132080 Assessed To Hastings, Richard Dean & Christian Heidi Lee. Located At 9311 Sinepuxent Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 1 2.32 Acs Sinepuxent & Mary Road Richard Hastings Min Sub. Assessment $264,700. Total Due $5,853.96 Acct#04001435 Assessed To Hatten, Joyce Ann Lockwood And Others. Located At 8276 Patey Woods Rd Newark, Md 21841. Described As Lots 16-21 Blk A Lots 15-20 Blk C Lots 5-10 Blk F. Assessment $170,000. Total Due $3,769.36 Acct#03126013 Assessed To Haynie, Mark W & Evelyn M. Located At Timberline Cir Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 397 Timberline Circle White Horse Park Phase 3. Assessment $84,133. Total Due $1,922.23 Acct#08005559 Assessed To Hemmeain, Alphonso. Located At 5337 Stockton Rd Stockton, Md 21864. Described As 23.09 Acs E Side Pocomoke Road SW Of Stockton. Assessment $42,000. Total Due $1,173.91 Acct#10768809 Assessed To Hentschel, Steven & Hentschel Sandy. Located At 3 Broad Marsh Marina Cm M-3 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit M-3 67th St Broad Marsh Marina CM. Assessment $15,000. Total Due $612.39 Acct#10048931 Assessed To Herbert, James G. Located At 405 Robin Dr 0028 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 28 Eagle Drive Bay Colony Cm. Assessment $64,000. Total Due $2,167.52


PAGE 58 Acct#02022079 Assessed To Hillman, Emily Dawn. Located At 232 Washington St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 117’ X 191’ X 162’ X 81’ S Washington St Snow Hill. Assessment $68,633. Total Due $2,819.24 Acct#01021400 Assessed To Holden, Gregory T & Vera L. Located At 509 Cedar St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 120.4’ 509 Cedar St Pocomoke. Assessment $48,133. Total Due $2,157.01 Acct#10011590 Assessed To Holder, Mark Thomas. Located At 9428 Holly Grove Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 19.169 Acs Nr E Side Holly Grove Road. Assessment $82,200. Total Due $1,902.81 Acct#10297265 Assessed To Hopewell Promotions Inc. Located At 717 139th St 0003 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 3 139th Street Starlight Bay Cm. Assessment $395,200. Total Due $12,889.96 Acct#05005426 Assessed To Hovance, Kenneth E. Located At 12747 Old Stage Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 1.414 Acs W Side Old Stage Road N Of Bishop. Assessment $173,267. Total Due $3,913.66 Acct#01028456 Assessed To Howell, Wendell & Howell Joann T. Located At 1014 Cedar St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 2.7469 Acs S Side 1014 Cedar St Pocomoke. Assessment $69,267. Total Due $3,052.36 Acct#03114724 Assessed To Hudson, Herbert Lee & Harriet Marie & Melvin Nathaniel Pitts & Others. Located At Georgetown Rd Berlin, Md. Described As Lot 1B 3.01 Acs N Side Georgetown Rd Resub Of Lot 1 A G Pitts. Assessment $73,333. Total Due $1,635.62 Acct#03043754 Assessed To Iacone, Anthony F Sr & Iacone Doris B. Located At 3 Bramblewood Dr Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-07-185 9750 Sq Ft Bramblewood Drive Pl Ocean Pines Sec 7. Assessment $138,300. Total Due $1,908.55 Acct#01028766 Assessed To Insley, Florence S. Located At 102 Brentwood Cir Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 3 Blk D N Side Brentwood Circle Pl Homewood. Assessment $107,600. Total Due $5,131.40 Acct#03121801 Assessed To J B Properties LLC. Located At Duncan Crossing Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 15387 Sq Ft Duncan Crossing Road Plat Of Bobbie L Armstrong. Assessment $33,000. Total Due $1,180.30 Acct#03025802 Assessed To Jacobson, Jeffrey R & Kimberly Lint Nichols Robert & Amanda Nichols. Located At 11539 Sinepuxent Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 10 Acs N Side Sinepuxent Rd SW Of Berlin. Assessment $120,733. Total Due $2,278.24 Acct#10089735 Assessed To James Gibbons Company Inc The. Located At 10 81st St 0207 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 207 81st St Gr 81 Beach Hill CM. Assessment $266,700. Total Due $8,660.93 Acct#10230136 Assessed To James, Paula & Nina Fernandez & Yurcisin Lindy & Kimberly Garrison. Located At 4000 Coastal Hwy 0211 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 211 Btw 40th & 41st Sts Ocean Point No

Ocean City Today / Public Notices 2 Cm. Assessment $109,600. Total Due $3,657.03 Acct#01015923 Assessed To Jenkins, Arnold. Located At 707 Clarke Ave Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 2 3267 Sq Ft 707 Clarke Ave Taylors Subdiv. Assessment $49,300. Total Due $2,531.20 Acct#03039536 Assessed To Jensen, Thomas W & Jensen Paula M. Located At 4 Granby Ln Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-11457 9347 Sq Ft Granby Lane Pl Ocean Pines Sec 11. Assessment $183,267. Total Due $3,978.71 Acct#02022141 Assessed To Johnson, John P Jr. Located At 208 E Martin St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 5706.36 Sq Ft 208 E Martin St Snow Hill. Assessment $32,600. Total Due $1,532.68 Acct#10302471 Assessed To Johnson, Michele W. Located At 402 144th St 0103 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 103 144th St Islamorada CM. Assessment $108,000. Total Due $3,615.59 Acct#03002985 Assessed To Jones, Millard Edward F For Life. Located At 8336 Circle Rd Whaleyville, Md. Described As 1.136 Acs S Side Circle Rd SE Of Whaleyville. Assessment $112,400. Total Due $2,659.77 Acct#08010668 Assessed To Jones, Paul W. Located At Bird Hill Rd Girdletree, Md. Described As Lot 1 4.03 Acs Bird Hill Rd Paul W Jones Min Sub. Assessment $27,000. Total Due $710.98 Acct#10040779 Assessed To Kaschak, Patricia G Revocable Trust. Located At 1409 St Louis Ave Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Pt Lot 11 Blk 52N 1409 St Louis Ave Pl C Edw Shute. Assessment $260,600. Total Due $8,362.25 Acct#10377498 Assessed To Kegerreis, Kimberly A. Located At 18 Townes Of Nantucket I Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Boat Slip #18 Madison Ave Townes Of Nantucket CM I. Assessment $8,000. Total Due $400.74 Acct#03093611 Assessed To Kelso, Jeffrey W. Located At 582 Ocean Parkway Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-13-199 8831 Sq Ft Ocean Parkway Pl Ocean Pines Sec 13. Assessment $179,700. Total Due $1,741.23 Acct#03052680 Assessed To Kent, George M & Lucinda M Kent. Located At 152 Ocean Parkway Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-02-467 9750 Sq Ft Ocean Parkway Plat Ocean Pines Sec 2. Assessment $184,000. Total Due $2,216.36 Acct#01005294 Assessed To Kinard, Tina Mason. Located At 2515 Olds Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 185’ X 369’ NW Side R-113 NE Of Pocomoke. Assessment $61,000. Total Due $1,666.66 Acct#03019187 Assessed To Knight, Daniel & Knight Emma For Life. Located At 7720 Libertytown Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 86.21 Acs SE Side R-374 Libertytown Road. Assessment $142,333. Total Due $3,587.06 Acct#10415284 Assessed To Koerber, Thomas & Phyllis Diane Koerber. Located At 5405 Coastal Hwy 212 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 212 Ph 2 North Bld W/S Coastal Hwy Sunset Bay Cm. Assessment $237,700. Total Due $7,803.92

Acct#10131634 Assessed To Kostack, Joseph R & Kostack Janice E. Located At 183 Jamestown Rd 0011 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 11 Jamestown Rd Watergate CM. Assessment $171,200. Total Due $5,656.46 Acct#10082021 Assessed To Leonardi, Brian A & Cheryl D & Corbitt Joseph P & Lisa A. Located At 6901 Atlantic Ave 0004 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 4 Btw 69th & 70th Sts Beach Place Cm. Assessment $379,200. Total Due $11,882.67 Acct#10113032 Assessed To Lesser, Stuart M. Located At 9400 Coastal Hwy 1407 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 1407 94th St 9400 Ocean Hwy CM. Assessment $237,100. Total Due $7,784.55 Acct#03013650 Assessed To Lewis, James E Jr & Kimberly A Lewis. Located At 7913 Libertytown Rd Berlin, Md. Described As 1.16 Acs W Side Libertytown Road R-374. Assessment $101,733. Total Due $2,391.52 Acct#03095169 Assessed To Lewis, William D Jr & Lewis Linda R. Located At 40 Nottingham Ln Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-10-035 7500 Sq Ft Nottingham Ln Pl Ocean Pines Sec 10. Assessment $116,967. Total Due $2,570.88 Acct#10199905 Assessed To Lindsley, Jeannie M. Located At 13318 Nantucket Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 1611 Sec 4B Nantucket Rd Pl Montego Bay Mob Hm Pk. Assessment $160,400. Total Due $5,307.72 Acct#01012592 Assessed To Lipps, Mark W. Located At 865 Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 1 5.87 Acs N Side Colona Road Min Sub M D Maizel Etal. Assessment $80,800. Total Due $2,109.89 Acct#01046187 Assessed To Lipps, Mark W. Located At Colona Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 9.71 Acs N Side Colona Road Min Sub M D Maizel Etal. Assessment $40,900. Total Due $1,137.24 Acct#04001702 Assessed To Lockwood, Sylvester L. Located At 8314 Patey Woods Rd Newark, Md 21841. Described As Lots In Blks A C F H & J Patey Woods Rd Newark. Assessment $80,800. Total Due $1,879.42 Acct#10168236 Assessed To Lucas, William H & Vicky Lynn. Located At 5 138th St 003W Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 3-W 138th St Windward CM. Assessment $213,600. Total Due $6,604.87 Acct#10150876 Assessed To Lyons, Nancy E & Hyde Ralph, Located At 12 122nd St 003B Ocean City, Md 21842, Described As U 3-B 122nd St Mirabella CM, Assessment $105,800, Total Due $3,544.55 Acct#10075890 Assessed To M J M Hall Inc. Located At 5909 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lots 3A 4B & 5B 23190 Sq Ft Pl Resub Of Portion Of Blk 124. Assessment $2,413,200. Total Due $77,030.98 Acct#03066142 Assessed To Mahon, Michelle R. Located At 12 Southwind Ct Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-09-207 9750 Sq Ft Southwind Ct Pl Ocean Pines Sec 9. Assessment $126,833. Total Due $2,641.18

MAY 18, 2018 Acct#08000514 Assessed To Marshall, Helen R. Located At 2691 Worcester Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As .724 Acs W S Worcester Hwy Pl Frank F & Helen Marshall. Assessment $68,700. Total Due $2,654.06 Acct#08005052 Assessed To Marshall, John. Located At Stockton Rd Stockton, Md 21864. Described As Lot S Side Pocomoke Road Stockton. Assessment $12,000. Total Due $1,028.49 Acct#03101568 Assessed To Martin, Craig A & Astris L & Jaramillo Elkin & Mary. Located At 8 Catalpa Ln Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-10-418 10109 Sq Ft Catalpa Lane Pl Ocean Pines Sec 10. Assessment $153,500. Total Due $3,393.44 Acct#10219469 Assessed To Martinkus, Leonard J & Matthew Martinkus. Located At 411 E 136th St 026B Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 26B S Side 136th Street Pl Sunrae Village Twnhse. Assessment $232,100. Total Due $7,528.24 Acct#05029279 Assessed To Martins Port Subdivision LLC. Located At Wight Island Ct Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As Lot 1 1.77 Acs W/S Wight Island Court Martins Port Subd. Assessment $87,500. Total Due $2,017.28 Acct#05029376 Assessed To Martins Port Subdivision LLC. Located At Martins Port Dr Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As Lot 10 1.72 Acs W/S Martins Port Dr Martins Port Subd. Assessment $132,400. Total Due $2,986.73 Acct#05029384 Assessed To Martins Port Subdivision LLC. Located At Martins Port Dr Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As Lot 11 2.28 Acs W/S Martins Port Dr Martins Port Subd. Assessment $133,500. Total Due $3,010.49 Acct#01017241 Assessed To Mason, Beualh E & T Wilson & Lillian Ayres. Located At 205 Laurel St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 65’ X 105’ N Side 205 Laurel St Pocomoke. Assessment $76,767. Total Due $2,972.87 Acct#10055512 Assessed To Mccoy, Clifford W & Maria Mccoy & John Dean Mccoy. Located At 420 Bayshore Dr 62040 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 6204 S 2 Z Lark Lane Gull Way Villas CM. Assessment $123,400. Total Due $4,085.47 Acct#03109127 Assessed To McCrystal, James P & Margaret J. Located At 52 Wood Duck Dr Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot C-14D032A 22054 Sq Ft Wood Duck Dr Boundary Line Adj Plan. Assessment $454,100. Total Due $9,498.49 Acct#10161495 Assessed To MDR Bachelors Hall LLC. Located At 13110 Coastal Hwy 07140 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 714 P 1 Wight St Braemar Towers CM. Assessment $449,000. Total Due $14,164.48 Acct#10295270 Assessed To Michalisko, Helen O. Located At 149 Captains Quarters Rd 01020 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 102 P 2 Captains Quarters Rd Teal Bay Cm. Assessment $109,600. Total Due $3,667.25 Acct#01013394 Assessed To Mills,


MAY 18, 2018 Steven. Located At 2339 Tulls Corner Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 73’ X 159’ NE Side Tulls Cor Rd S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $47,500. Total Due $1,401.79 Acct#01015982 Assessed To Molock Group Inc The. Located At 710 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 92’ X 168’ W Side 710 2nd St Pocomoke. Assessment $67,100. Total Due $7,025.73 Acct#01016032 Assessed To Molock Group Inc. The. Located At 712 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 75’ X 180’ X 77’ X 175’ W Side 712 2nd St Pocomoke. Assessment $29,000. Total Due $4,838.96 Acct#10314577 Assessed To Moone, Marcel S Jr. Located At 14100 Coastal Hwy 01090 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 109 P I 142nd St & Ocean Hawaiian Village CM. Assessment $148,100. Total Due $4,910.51 Acct#02038757 Assessed To Morgans Purchase LLC. Located At 116 Morgan Run Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 16 - 8660 Sq Ft Morgan Run Morgan’s Purchase Pl. Assessment $24,200. Total Due $1,125.02 Acct#03016056 Assessed To Morris, Donald Hilton. Located At 9715 Seahawk Rd Berlin, Md. Described As 42879 Sq Ft W Side Stephen Decatur HS Rd Bndry Srvy W/ 5106/228. Assessment $218,633. Total Due $4,882.18 Acct#03009696 Assessed To Morris, Donald Hilton & Donald Hilton Morris Jr. Located At 10203 Georgetown Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Parcel 1 .942 Ac N Side Georgetown Rd Minor Subdiv A Pitts. Assessment $99,600. Total Due $2,415.31 Acct#10101476 Assessed To Morris, Richard S & Morris Christina O. Located At 8701 Atlantic Ave 0018 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 18 Btw 87th & 88th Sts Gr Bimini CM. Assessment $309,500. Total Due $7,305.93 Acct#10396794 Assessed To Morrow, Alicia Mary. Located At Sunset Ave Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 33 3.86 Acs Sunset Ave Brex/Hensley Survey. Assessment $144,600. Total Due $3,250.14 Acct#03002748 Assessed To Moseley, Wayne E. Located At 11519 Sheppards Crossing Rd Berlin, Md. Described As 2.43 Acs W Side Main Street Prop Sur Wayne E Moseley. Assessment $96,500. Total Due $2,144.65 Acct#10120527 Assessed To Mossaddad, Bahareh. Located At 10900 Coastal Hwy 0804 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 804 Beach Hwy Golden Sands Club CM. Assessment $284,600. Total Due $9,285.51 Acct#10102782 Assessed To MPCP LLC Sullivan Russell Anthony. Located At 8800 Coastal Hwy 0905 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 905 Btw 88th & 89th Sts Sea Terrace CM. Assessment $229,000. Total Due $7,522.98 Acct#03000370 Assessed To Mumford, Harrison Edward. Located At Peerless Rd Whaleysville, Md 21872. Described As 10890 Sq Ft S Side Peerless Rd NE Of Whaleysville. Assessment $33,500. Total Due $1,396.10 Acct#10135400 Assessed To Murphy,

Ocean City Today / Public Notices Brian R. Located At 11100 Coastal Hwy 0803 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 803 Coastal Hwy Irene CM. Assessment $342,200. Total Due $10,883.75 Acct#10037875 Assessed To New SM Limited Partnership. Located At 200 12th St Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 9 Blk 38 W Side Phila Ave Pl H & T Land. Assessment $447,100. Total Due $13,904.98 Acct#10040612 Assessed To New SM Limited Partnership. Located At 208 15th St Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 44 50’ X 100’ N Side 15th St Pl Neptune Dev. Assessment $391,800. Total Due $12,780.21 Acct#02022990 Assessed To Newnam, Charles Edward Sr. Located At 111 Purnell St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 49 1/2’ X 100’ 111 Purnell St Snow Hill. Assessment $28,100. Total Due $1,192.13 Acct#10034574 Assessed To O C Palm Beach LLC. Located At 203 Philadelphia Ave Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lots J K L Blk 35 W Side Phila Ave Pl Bay Heights. Assessment $1,000,800. Total Due $32,021.15 Acct#03086348 Assessed To Oberheitmann, Ali & Oberheitmann Stephonie. Located At 128 Ocean Parkway Hwy Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-03-258 10752 Sq Ft Ocean Pkway Pl Ocean Pines Sec 3. Assessment $121,667. Total Due $2,381.44 Acct#01023713 Assessed To Ocean Blue Properties. Located At 701 Seventh St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 64’ X 74’ X 60’ X 74’ E Side 701 Seventh St Pocomoke. Assessment $38,667. Total Due $1,923.47 Acct#10136180 Assessed To Onal, Hatice R & Mustafa. Located At 11100 Coastal Hwy 0904 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 904 Coastal Hwy Irene CM. Assessment $359,900. Total Due $11,750.08 Acct#10107040 Assessed To Otto, Joe. Located At 601 North Pacific Ave Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 17 Blk G Chesapeake Dr Pl Oceanbay City. Assessment $230,300. Total Due $7,526.93 Acct#08004862 Assessed To Paradis, Cecie & Laura Joint Tenants. Located At 5618 George Island Landing Rd Stockton, Md 21864. Described As Lot Bay Street Stockton. Assessment $37,600. Total Due $1,702.24 Acct#10309182 Assessed To Parker, Charlotte H & Charles A Parker Jr Credit Shelter. Located At 205 Somerset St B101 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U B-101 Z Wicomico St & Phila Ave White Marlin CM. Assessment $394,400. Total Due $9,692.48 Acct#10147670 Assessed To Pearl, Richmond Revocable Trust Richmond Pearl. Located At 11700 Coastal Hwy T-110 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U T-1105 Beach Hwy Carousel Center CM. Assessment $288,100. Total Due $9,431.46 Acct#10147697 Assessed To Pearl, Richmond Revocable Trust Richmond Pearl. Located At 11700 Coastal Hwy T-111 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U T-1111 Beach Hwy Carousel Center CM. Assessment $348,800. Total Due $11,391.63 Acct#10158478 Assessed To Pearl,

Richmond Revocable Trust Richmond Pearl. Located At 13009 Wight St M-1 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U M-1 Z 131st St & Beach Hwy Anchorage CM. Assessment $349,200. Total Due $11,404.53 Acct#03018741 Assessed To Perdue, Rosa L & Perdue Anthony. Located At 11407 Sinepuxent Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 1 Ac Sinepuxent Road East Of Berlin. Assessment $156,233. Total Due $1,371.16 Acct#01035541 Assessed To Phebus, Michael L. Located At White Oaks Ln Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 31 White Oaks Lane White Oaks Subdiv. Assessment $31,500. Total Due $1,620.51 Acct#01035568 Assessed To Phebus, Michael L. Located At White Oaks Ln Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 32 White Oaks Lane White Oaks Subdiv. Assessment $31,500. Total Due $1,620.51 Acct#08000662 Assessed To Pilchard, Gary W. Located At Johnson Neck Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 14.5 Acs N/S Johnson Neck Rd Sur Of Esmt G W Pilchard. Assessment $5,800. Total Due $399.42 Acct#08000727 Assessed To Pilchard, Mark O 1/2 & Shirley W 1/2. Located At Betheden Church Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 6 Acs Near Klej Grange Betheden Church Road. Assessment $37,800. Total Due $1,080.98 Acct#08000751 Assessed To Pilchard, Shirley W & Pilchard Mark O. Located At 2633 Ward Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 183 Acs S Side Ward Rd Consd Pl Shirley Pilchar. Assessment $96,300. Total Due $2,348.63 Acct#08000689 Assessed To Pilchard, Shirley W & Gary Pilchard & Jeffrey Pilchard Trustees. Located At Ward Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 32 Acs N Side Ward Road W Of Girdletree. Assessment $12,700. Total Due $402.21 Acct#08002363 Assessed To Pilchard, Shirley W & Gary Pilchard & Jeffrey Pilchard Trustees. Located At 5615 Onley Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 54 Acs E Side Onley Road S Of Girdletree. Assessment $36,900. Total Due $924.75 Acct#08008760 Assessed To Pilchard, Shirley W & Gary Pilchard Pilchard Jeffrey Trustees. Located At Betheden Church Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 32.5 Acs Back Land Nr Betheden Church Road Near Klej Grange. Assessment $84,000. Total Due $1,130.30 Acct#08008779 Assessed To Pilchard, Shirley W & Gary Pilchard & Jeffrey Pilchard Trustees. Located At Betheden Church Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 50 Acs Wardrobe Pl N Side Betheden Church Rd. Assessment $6,200. Total Due $339.36 Acct#03025292 Assessed To Pin Oak Properties LLC. Located At 10135 Pin Oak Ln Berlin, Md. Described As Lot 3 3.31 Acs Pin Oak Lane Pl Douglynne Woods Sec 1. Assessment $784,000. Total Due $17,560.15 Acct#03025314 Assessed To Pin Oak Properties LLC. Located At Pin Oak Ln Berlin, Md. Described As Lot 5 45628 Sq Ft Pin Oak Lane Pl Douglynne Woods Sec 1. Assessment $132,600. Total Due $2,953.36

PAGE 59 Acct#03025322 Assessed To Pin Oak Properties LLC. Located At Pin Oak Ln Berlin, Md. Described As Lot 6 40089 Sq Ft Pin Oak Ln & Greenbriar Ct Pl Doug Woods Sec 1. Assessment $117,300. Total Due $2,627.40 Acct#01016458 Assessed To Planter, Bryant E. Located At 713 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 134.5’ X 172.9’ X 95.5’ X 22.2’ X 44’ X 149.10’ E/S 713 Second St. Assessment $48,700. Total Due $3,970.36 Acct#10425689 Assessed To Polun, Irene J. Located At 54 Island Edge Dr 54N Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit 54N Ph 6 Island Edge Dr Port Astor At Sunset Is. Assessment $548,100. Total Due $17,449.87 Acct#10087805 Assessed To Popular, John J II & Patricia. Located At 8 77th St 0102 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 102 Z 77th St Jamaican Sun CM. Assessment $253,400. Total Due $8,310.91 Acct#01028057 Assessed To Powell, Alice Mae. Located At 709 Eighth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 40’ X 100’ S Side Eighth St Pocomoke. Assessment $44,900. Total Due $2,275.34 Acct#03034356 Assessed To Powell, Helen Brittingham. Located At 215 Branch St Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 65.6’ X 86.66’ N Side Branch St Berlin. Assessment $53,600. Total Due $2,116.32 Acct#03109178 Assessed To Prihoda, Ronald P & Shorb Carol Ann. Located At 19 Fosse Grange Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-10-1253 10663 Sq Ft Fosse Grange Pl Ocean Pines Sec 10. Assessment $211,600. Total Due $4,651.32 Acct#10012422 Assessed To Purnell, Edward Lee. Located At 9920 Holly Grove Rd W Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot E Side Holly Grove Road West Of Ocean City. Assessment $77,700. Total Due $2,010.18 Acct#08007691 Assessed To Purnell, James William. Located At Snow Hill Rd Stockton, Md. Described As Lot E Side R-12 S Of Stockton. Assessment $12,100. Total Due $635.98 Acct#05014433 Assessed To Ramirez, Jimenez Israel & Sanchez Cordoba Bianey. Located At 9836 Hotel Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 2.67 Acs S Side Line Hotel Rd S Of Selbyville. Assessment $101,400. Total Due $2,425.39 Acct#01020439 Assessed To Revel, Cherrie C. Located At 508 Young St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 48’ X 81’ 508 Young St Pocomoke. Assessment $33,000. Total Due $1,571.91 Acct#01015079 Assessed To Richardson, Joseph L & Bobbie Jean. Located At 931 Clarke Ave Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 114’ E Side 931 Clarke Ave Pocomoke. Assessment $40,200. Total Due $1,892.85 Acct#10064775 Assessed To Richmond, Pearl. Located At 829 Penguin Dr Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit 29A Runaway Bay Dr Pl Runaway Bay Townhse. Assessment $472,300. Total Due $15,126.47 Acct#10205239 Assessed To Rohrer, R Thomas & Vickie D. Located At 2821 Plover Dr 00240 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 24 P 4 Plover Drive Old Port Cove West


PAGE 60 Cm. Assessment $160,300. Total Due $5,304.51 Acct#07001940 Assessed To Ruark, Harriet Elizabeth & Elizabeth Jane Ruark. Located At 1741 St Lukes Rd Salisbury, Md 21804. Described As 10 Acs St Lukes Road W Of Snow Hill. Assessment $67,400. Total Due $1,760.53 Acct#05006929 Assessed To Sadowski, Robert J Sr & Sadowski Michele M. Located At 11535 Back Creek Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As Lot 1 2.00 Acs N Side Back Creek Road Min Sub W D Cannon Etal. Assessment $196,300. Total Due $4,447.48 Acct#07002483 Assessed To Sandoz, Roger W Jr. Located At Stevens Rd West Of Snow Hil, Md 21863. Described As 2 Acs Smullen Content W S Stevens Rd W Of Snow Hill. Assessment $33,000. Total Due $1,786.80 Acct#03122344 Assessed To Scheminant, Harry E & Scheminant Todd E. Located At White Pine Ln Berlin, Md 21811. Described As Lot 255 2000 Sq Ft White Pine Lane Pl White Horse Park Ph 2. Assessment $78,400. Total Due $1,820.78 Acct#01009214 Assessed To Schoolfield, Charles. Located At 1223 New Bridge Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 1/2 Ac N Side New Bridge Rd S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $36,800. Total Due $2,520.71 Acct#01001655 Assessed To Schoolfield, Michelle D. Located At 1910 Cropper Ct Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 2 Blk A Cropper La & Unionvle Rd Pl Unionville Heights. Assessment $67,900. Total Due $1,721.69 Acct#01015974 Assessed To Schoolfield, Stephen E & Rudean N Fletcher. Located At 111 Oak St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 5848 Sq Ft N Side 111 Oak St Pocomoke. Assessment $44,100. Total Due $1,823.71 Acct#10275733 Assessed To Schroding, Henry L & Georgia L. Located At 207 Bayview Ln 0107 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 107 Bayview Lane Crab Cove On The Bay Cm. Assessment $268,600. Total Due $8,533.14 Acct#07001053 Assessed To Scott, Theresa A. Located At 7922 Cardinal Ln Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 2 9.51 Acs St Lukes Rd Min Sub Theresa A Scott. Assessment $66,367. Total Due $2,041.31 Acct#07001061 Assessed To Scott, Theresa A. Located At 7918 Cardinal Ln Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 35 Acs St Lukes Road W Of Snow Hill. Assessment $60,967. Total Due $1,564.51 Acct#10430054 Assessed To Serritella, Pablo & Collins Kelley Ann. Located At 84 Seaside Vlg Marina CM M84 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Unit M-84 454 Sq Ft Seaside Vlg Marina CM. Assessment $18,667. Total Due $523.47 Acct#10291097 Assessed To Shaw, Michael R. Located At 14311 Tunnel Ave 0301 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 301 Tunnel Ave Bay Vista CM. Assessment $133,200. Total Due $4,415.72 Acct#01006266 Assessed To Shiling, Reuben C/O Worsam Venture. Located At Worcester Hwy Pocomoke,

Ocean City Today / Public Notices Md 21851. Described As 103.139 Acs W Side R-113 NE Of Pocomoke. Assessment $77,300. Total Due $1,797.06 Acct#01017659 Assessed To Simmons, Dale B & Edward Simmons & Brown Ra Shaun Sr. Located At 202 Clarke Ave Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 20’ X 54’ West Side 202 Clarke Avenue. Assessment $33,500. Total Due $1,372.72 Acct#04004647 Assessed To Smith, Benjamin D & Danielle E Smith. Located At 8310 Newark Rd Newark, Md 21841. Described As 1.604 Acs North Side R-113 South Of Newark. Assessment $147,500. Total Due $8,310.38 Acct#01016202 Assessed To Smith, Leroy & Ethel. Located At 807 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 30.33’ X 110.5’ X 30’ X 110.5’ E Side 807 Bonneville Ave. Assessment $46,933. Total Due $3,616.47 Acct#03035530 Assessed To Smith, Raymond Linwood & Smith Bernette Young. Located At 300 Maple Ave Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 132’ X 278.52’ S Side Maple Ave Berlin. Assessment $65,400. Total Due $2,554.06 Acct#01017950 Assessed To Soghomonian, John. Located At 406 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 82’ X 140’ 406 Second St & Walnut St. Assessment $80,500. Total Due $3,914.72 Acct#07012233 Assessed To Sparks, Clemmie & Sparks April. Located At 7932 Cardinal Ln Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 1 2 Acs St Lukes Rd Min Sub Theresa A Scott. Assessment $246,833. Total Due $5,397.03 Acct#03014649 Assessed To Spencer, Judy & Martesha M Spencer. Located At 9532 Honeysuckle Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 1 1/2 Acs Near S Side Flower St Near Pitts Bridge. Assessment $74,567. Total Due $5,112.23 Acct#01011065 Assessed To Spivey, Lisa Wise & Barry Wise Tennell Tina & Ruth Leatherbury. Located At 1339 Buck Harbor Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As App 1 Ac Buck Harbor Rd S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $23,500. Total Due $761.55 Acct#03103919 Assessed To Stonelake, William B & Rosemary P. Located At 10 Catalpa Ln Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-10-419 10202 Sq Ft Catalpa Ln Pl Ocean Pines Sec 10. Assessment $163,000. Total Due $3,579.80 Acct#10740584 Assessed To Stroika Construction Solutions Inc. Located At Stephen Decatur Hwy 308 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 308 Ph 1 E/S R-611 Decatur Business Ctr CM. Assessment $88,500. Total Due $1,510.86 Acct#01003321 Assessed To Sturgis, Joyce Antoinette. Located At Unionville Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 1 Acs S Side Unionville Road SW Of Pocomoke. Assessment $8,200. Total Due $407.54 Acct#01022970 Assessed To Taylor, Kevin E. Located At 109 Fourth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 60’ X 160’ E Side 109 Fourth St Pocomoke. Assessment $53,367. Total Due $2,369.23 Acct#05001250 Assessed To Tingle, Norman B & Tingle George & Oth-

ers. Located At 9506 Morris Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 21.07 Acs South Side Morris Road S Of Selbyville. Assessment $113,733. Total Due $2,687.90 Acct#10003024 Assessed To Todd, William Bryan Jr & Elizabeth Ann & William B Sr & Sarah F Todd. Located At 12528 Salisbury Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 7 & Pt Lot 8 Blk 20 Sec B N/S Salisbury Rd Pl Cape Isle Of Wight. Assessment $114,700. Total Due $3,233.26 Acct#10426561 Assessed To Top View LLC. Located At Stephen Decatur Hwy Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As 21.43 Acs E/S Stephen Decatur Hwy SW Of Ocean City. Assessment $211,100. Total Due $4,684.15 Acct#01020854 Assessed To Toran, Bessie V. Located At 705 Fifth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 66’ X 65’10’’ X 67’ X 70’ E Side Fifth & Young Sts Pocomoke. Assessment $18,000. Total Due $1,474.61 Acct#10358612 Assessed To Townes Of Nantucket Condominiums 2. Located At Hayes Ave Ocean City, Md. Described As Outlot A Hayes Avenue Towns Of Nantucket’ Assessment $23,500. Total Due $626.32 Acct#10007224 Assessed To Trujillo, George & Hollis Hilary. Located At 10342 New Quay Rd Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 3 Blk 8 Sec A 60.11’ X 125’ Pl Cape Isle Of Wight. Assessment $214,600. Total Due $879.04 Acct#01011782 Assessed To Tull, Kevin Lamont & Marcella Barnes Tull. Located At 3631 Brantley Rd Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 198’ X 330’ N Side Brantley Road S Of Pocomoke. Assessment $49,900. Total Due $1,428.79 Acct#02017105 Assessed To Turner, Roosevelt H. Located At 507 Dighton Ave Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 3 507 Dighton Ave Pl Harry W Ward. Assessment $70,900. Total Due $3,096.28 Acct#10038561 Assessed To Wable, K Scott & Wable Janet E. Located At 1209 St Louis Ave 18 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 37 1231 St Louis Ave Royal Palm Th CM. Assessment $137,900. Total Due $4,580.94 Acct#01020889 Assessed To Walston, Wilbert G Jr & Walston Jessie L & Others. Located At 509 Young St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 55’ X 83’ 509 Young St Pocomoke. Assessment $47,133. Total Due $2,116.83 Acct#10252873 Assessed To Walters, Paul & Walters Lynn. Located At 700 Mooring Rd 00B3 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U B-3 Mooring Rd Eight On The Bay CM. Assessment $114,000. Total Due $3,809.34 Acct#01021931 Assessed To Ward Construction Inc. Located At 412 Market St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 61’ X 113’ S Side 412 Market & Fifth Streets. Assessment $27,300. Total Due $2,170.40 Acct#01034863 Assessed To Ward Construction Inc. Located At 602 Eighth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 3 8276.4 Sq Ft Eighth Street Winnie Williams Subdiv. Assessment $74,300. Total Due $3,673.34 Acct#01044079 Assessed To Ward

MAY 18, 2018 Construction Inc. Located At 738 Ninth St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 9 - 9671.46 Sq Ft Near B K Jones Ld On RR Ninth Street Estates. Assessment $168,133. Total Due $7,923.85 Acct#01045547 Assessed To Ward Construction Inc. Located At Cedar Run Pocomoke City, Md 21851. Described As Lot 26 9214 Sq Ft Cedar Run Cedar Point Subdv Ph 2. Assessment $110,400. Total Due $5,416.18 Acct#02038803 Assessed To Ward Construction Inc. Located At 115 Morgan Run Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As Lot 20 - 7939 Sq Ft Morgan Run Morgan’s Purchase Pl. Assessment $157,700. Total Due $6,930.93 Acct#01016083 Assessed To Ward, Emily. Located At 823 Second St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 52’ X 127’ X 65’ X 97’ E Side 823 Second St Pocomoke. Assessment $62,533. Total Due $4,773.06 Acct#01038109 Assessed To Ward, Frank J III & Ward Angelique B. Located At 1947 Orchard Dr Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 57 Sec 1 Ph 2 Orchard Drive Jenkins Orchard Plat. Assessment $387,467. Total Due $16,332.27 Acct#04004663 Assessed To Waters, Cleophas L & Jackson Sarah & Eva Mae Deshields. Located At 8205 Newark Rd Newark, Md 21841. Described As Lot West Side Old R 113 South Of Newark. Assessment $36,800. Total Due $1,598.60 Acct#03010317 Assessed To Waters, Edward William & Waters Jerdeane Smith. Located At 10311 Griffin Rd Berlin, Md 21811. Described As 1 Ac N Side Griffin Rd NE Of Berlin. Assessment $69,333. Total Due $1,743.05 Acct#05001447 Assessed To Waters, Morris H For Life. Located At Hotel Rd Bishopville, Md. Described As .767 Acs N Side Line Hotel Rd S Of Selbyville. Assessment $10,300. Total Due $487.21 Acct#05001455 Assessed To Waters, Morris H For Life. Located At 9725 Hotel Rd Bishopville, Md 21813. Described As 79 3/5’ X 94 1/2’ N Side Line Hotel Road S Of Selbyville. Assessment $45,867. Total Due $1,227.15 Acct#05016851 Assessed To Webb, Joshua Burton Sr & Webb Mary Lou. Located At 8315 Shavox Church Rd Whaleyville, Md 21872. Described As Lot 1 5.31 Acs N/S Shavox Ch Rd Prop Line Adj C Uhrig & F Lynch Pl. Assessment $196,800. Total Due $4,525.93 Acct#03023729 Assessed To Webb, Ollie F & Webb Stella Mae. Located At 10022 Hayes Landing Rd Berlin, Md. Described As 170’ X 228’ W Side Hayes Landing Rd & S Side Pt Look Out Rd. Assessment $117,800. Total Due $2,808.31 Acct#02026716 Assessed To Whaley, Raye Gillette. Located At 100 Washington St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 57’ X 89.5’ S Washington St Snow Hill. Assessment $60,367. Total Due $2,535.57 Acct#01000195 Assessed To White, Regina L. Located At 2477 Worcester Hwy Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 7.04 Acs NW Side R-113 Willow Grove. Assessment $83,100. Total Due $2,147.71


MAY 18, 2018 Acct#03056465 Assessed To Wienhold, Jonathan Christian. Located At 78 Birdnest Dr Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-06-173 11672 Sq Ft Birdnest Dr Plat Ocean Pines Sec 6. Assessment $195,600. Total Due $4,143.22 Acct#02016338 Assessed To Williams, Gloria For Life. Located At 213 Petitt St Snow Hill, Md 21863. Described As 62’ X 72.5’ 213 Water Street Pl J Samuel Price Prop. Assessment $34,000. Total Due $1,531.78 Acct#10001013 Assessed To Williams, John H & Diane J. Located At 13459 Madison Ave W Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As Lot 29 50’ X 110’ E Side Madison Ave Pl Glenn Acres. Assessment $411,267. Total Due $8,106.71 Acct#08003106 Assessed To Williams, Thelma D & Burgess Peggy Joanne. Located At 5748 Onley Rd Girdletree, Md 21829. Described As 122.5’ X 132’ S Side Onley Road Girdletree. Assessment $50,633. Total Due $1,350.86 Acct#03015173 Assessed To Wings & White Tails LLC. Located At 10877 Redwood Ln Berlin, Md. Described As 14.29 Acs Redwood Lane East Of Berlin. Assessment $275,500. Total Due $6,074.76 Acct#10052823 Assessed To Woolley, Robert V Jr & Woolley Rose A. Located At 14 36th St 8 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 202 36th St Eldorado CM. Assessment $116,700. Total Due $3,896.55 Acct#03094022 Assessed To Wright, Harold Michael & Nancy E Wright & Michael D Wright & Others. Located At 18 Bridgewater Rd Ocean Pines, Md 21811. Described As Lot B-11-442 9000 Sq Ft Bridgewater Road Pl Ocean Pines Sec 11. Assessment $136,100. Total Due $1,726.23 Acct#01023381 Assessed To Wright, James H & Mary E Lifetime & Others. Located At 415 Oxford St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As 55’ X 147’ N Side 415 Oxford St Pocomoke. Assessment $9,367. Total Due $1,466.02 Acct#01032992 Assessed To Young, Robert L. Located At 2027 Clementine St Pocomoke, Md 21851. Described As Lot 8 & P/O Lot 6 Clementine Street Pl Hugh McMichael Subdiv. Assessment $21,200. Total Due $1,060.72 Acct#10230268 Assessed To Yurcisin, Paula E. Located At 4000 Coastal Hwy 0311 Ocean City, Md 21842. Described As U 311 Btw 40th & 41st Sts Ocean Point No 2 CM. Assessment $109,600. Total Due $3,657.03 TERMS OF SALE All bidders must register. Registration for the sale begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends promptly at 10:00 a.m., at which time the sale shall commence, unless extended by the Treasurer. Proper identification for individuals and proof of existence for legal entities shall be required for all registrants. In order to bid, an individual or entity must be registered. Cash or good check acceptable to Treasurer on the day of sale shall be tendered by 3:00 P.M. on date of sale after the last item is sold. It shall be in the amount of taxes due including expenses of sale (attorney, auctioneer, advertising and miscellaneous).

Ocean City Today / Public Notices A receipt will then be issued by the Treasurer. A tax sale certificate will be provided by mail to the tax sale purchaser within thirty days of the date of the sale. These properties are offered for sale “AS IS”, at the risk of the purchasers and neither the undersigned nor any other party makes any warranties or representations whatsoever either expressed or implied, of any kind or character, with respect to the properties or the title thereto. In the event a tax sale certificate is issued and then voided by the Treasurer, through no fault of the buyer, only a refund of amounts actually paid on day of sale shall be made and shall be the Treasurer’s sole liability and limit thereon. Properties are listed and sold based upon information provided by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, which is in no way represented to be accurate or correct. The sale, the premises, and the properties are, to the extent provided by law, subject to any and all title defects, claims, liens, encumbrances, covenants, conditions, restrictions, easements, rightsof-way and matters of records. In the event of mistake, defective title, description or nonexistence of property, no refund shall be given. Bidders should be well versed in the law regarding tax sales and should investigate the properties and titles thereto prior to purchase or bid. Competent legal advice should be sought by prospective bidders prior to the sale. No legal advice shall be given by the County Attorney, Treasurer, or staff. Bidders representing legal entities are limited to one bidder per property sold. Bidding shall be conducted in accordance with procedures announced by the Treasurer or his agent at the sale. All costs in connection with the foreclosure of the right of redemption and all other title costs are at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. All taxes and fees and other impositions including, without limitation, the following: transfer tax, agricultural transfer tax, recordation tax, and recording costs required will likewise be at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. Terms of sale shall be complied with as determined by the Treasurer, who shall be the sole judge of such. These requirements are directory as to the Treasurer and not mandatory. They may be altered by the Treasurer at his sole discretion in the interests of justice, fairness, and efficiency or other good and valid reason. PROPERTIES LISTED HEREIN, ON WHICH TAXES ARE PAID PRIOR TO DATE OF SALE WILL NOT BE SOLD. PHILLIP G. THOMPSON TREASURER AND FINANCE OFFICER FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND AND COLLECTOR OF STATE AND COUNTY TAXES FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND OCD-4/26/4t _________________________________

James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842 ZURICH SPIRA 15 Grove Drive Lakewood, NJ 08701 Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF BURNETT AMES c/o Albert M. Ames, Pers. Rep. 1539 Unionville Road Pocomoke, MD 21851 and MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE 300 W. Preston Street 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 and DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706 and PNC BANK 300 Fifth Avenue The Tower at PNC Plaza Pittsburgh, PA 15222 and WORCESTER COUNTY c/o Maureen Howarth, Esq. 1 West Market Street Room 1103 Snow Hill, MD 21863 and ALL PERSONS THAT HAVE OR CLAIM TO HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY described as 1542 Unionville Road Pocomoke, Maryland 21851 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO. C-23-CV-18-000084

ORDER OF PUBLICATION The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of , redemption from the tax sale on the following property located in Worcester County, Maryland, sold by Phillip G. Thompson, Collector of Taxes for the State of Maryland and for Worcester County, to the Plaintiff, the parcel of land described as follows: 1 Acre South Side Unionville Road, Southwest of Pocomoke, Deed Reference 5628/224, Parcel Number 01001132. The property is located at 1542 Unionville Road, Pocomoke, Maryland 21851, said property being assessed to Burnett Ames (deceased). The Complaint states among other things that the amount necessary for redemption has not been paid. The sale was held on May 19, 2017, and more than six (6) months has passed since that date. It is thereupon 23rd of March, 2018, 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 a general circulation in Worcester County once a week for three consecutive weeks, on or before May 25, 2018, and redeem the property and answer the Complaint, or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in

PAGE 61 the property and vesting in the Plaintiff title to said property, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances. Beau H. Oglesby JUDGE Entered: Clerk Circuit Court for Worcester County, MD March 26, 2018 True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________ Alba Law Group, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Mark S. Devan, et al as Substituted Trustees VS. Jessica A. Pruitt IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND CASE NO. C-23-CV-18-000027

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 24th day of April, 2018, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 211 Williams Street, Unit 7, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by Mark S. Devan, Thomas P. Dore, Brian McNair, and Angela Nasuta, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 28th day of May, 2018, provided that a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 21st day of May, 2018. The Report states the amount of sale to be $91,960.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. JEFFREY W. KELSO 582 Ocean Parkway Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C16000195

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 26th day of April, 2018, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 582 Ocean Parkway, Berlin, MD 21811, made and re-


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PAGE 62 ported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 28th day of May, 2018, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 21st day of May, 2018. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $170,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________

2. If the Town of Berlin maintains the current tax rate of $.68 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 2.8028% resulting in $76,070 of new real property tax revenues. 3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $0.6615, the constant yield tax rate. 4. The Town is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments. The Town proposes to adopt a real property tax rate of $0.68 per James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. $100 of assessment. This tax 108 N. 8th Street rate is 2.8028% higher than Ocean City, Maryland 21842 the constant yield tax rate and will generate $76,070 in addiTHE QUARTERS TIME-SHARE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. tional property tax revenues. Plaintiff A public hearing on the prov. posed real property tax rate JOHN A. BOESL, JR increase will be held at 7:00 HELEN E. BOESL PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT at Berlin Town Hall, Council FOR WORCESTER COUNTY Chambers, 10 William Street, STATE OF MARYLAND Berlin, MD 21811. CASE NO. C-23-CV-18-000072 The hearing is open to the NOTICE public, and public testimony is ORDERED, by the Circuit Court encouraged. for Worcester County, Maryland this Persons with questions re26th day of April, 2018, that the foregarding this hearing may call closure sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made 410-641-2770 for further inforand reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., mation. Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 28th day of May, 2018, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, Maryland once in each of three successive weeks, before the 21st day of May, 2018. The Report of Sale filed in the above case states the amount of the sale to be Seventeen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($17,800.00). Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-5/3/3t _________________________________

TOWN OF BERLIN

NOTICE OF A PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE The Mayor and Council of the Town of Berlin, Maryland proposes to increase real property taxes. 1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2018 the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 2.8028%, from $399,129,427 to $410,316,276

OCD-5/10/2t _________________________________ TOWN OF BERLIN

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR ORDINANCE 2018-03 ADOPTING THE FY 2019 REAL PROPERTY TAX RATE Ordinance 2018-03 setting the proposed real property tax rate will be first introduced and read at a meeting of the Mayor and Council on May 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers located at 10 William St. No tax rate increase is proposed. The Public Hearing to adopt Ordinance 2018-03 will be held at 7:00 PM on May 29, 2018 at in the Council Chambers located at 10 William St. The hearing is open to the public and public testimony is encouraged. Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call 410-641-2770 for further information. OCD-5/10/2t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Mayor and Council of the Town of Berlin will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Berlin Town Hall Council Chambers, 10 William Street, on Ordinance 2018-02. The public is invited to attend and comment. A copy of the proposed Ordi-

nance 2018-02 is available for inspection in Town Hall, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Ordinance 2018-02 An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of The Town of Berlin, Maryland approving the FY19 Budget as submitted. OCD-5/17/2t _________________________________ Samuel I. White, PC 5040 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 120 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 JOHN E. DRISCOLI, III, et al Plaintiffs, Substitute Trustees v. JACK M. IRVIN, JR. Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil Action No. C-23-CV-17-000216

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 9th day of May, 2018, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 717 Rusty Anchor Road, Unit 12, Ocean City, MD 21842 will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 11th day of June, 2018, provided a copy of this NOTICE be published at least once a week in each of three successive weeks in the some newspaper of general circulation published in said County before the 4th day of June, 2018. The Report of Sale states the amount of the sale to be $258,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/17/3t _________________________________ Christopher T. Woodley Trustee 3509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842 MARY KATHLEEN FOWLER Plaintiff v. ESTATE OF DONALD C. FOWLER Angela M. Fowler, Personal Representative Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND Case No.: C-23-CV-17-000414

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 8th day of May, 2018, by the Circuit Court for the COUNTY OF WORCESTER, Maryland, and by the authority thereof, that the sale made by Christopher T. Woodley, Trustee of the real property designated as Unit No. 8, in The Willows Condominium, 1407 St. Louis Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842, and reported in the above entitled cause,

MAY 18, 2018 will finally be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 11th day of June, 2018; provided, a copy of this Order be inserted in a newspaper of general circulation published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three successive weeks, before the 4th day of June, 2018. The Report states the amount of the Assignees’ Sale to be $56,500.00. Susan R. Braniecki CLERK True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/17/3t _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF: April Isis Lehti FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: Quinn Maxwell Lahti IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER Civil No.: C23FM180210

NOTICE (Adult) (DOM REL 81) The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from April Isis Lehti to Quinn Maxwell Lehti. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: Personal preference. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 12th day of June, 2018. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule I-321. Failure to file an objection o 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. Susan R. Braniecki CLERK True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/17/1t _________________________________ GUY R. AYRES III AYRES, JENKINS, GORDY & ALMAND, P.A. 6200 Coastal Highway, Suite 200 Ocean City, Maryland 21842

NOTICE OF TAX SALE OF PROPERTY IN THE TENTH ELECTION DISTRICT, SUB-DISTRICTS 101-109, WORCESTER COUNTY, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Town of Ocean City, Maryland municipal taxes and assessments under levies of the tax years 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 on the properties hereinafter described being due and in arrears and unpaid; and in order to compel the payment of the same, together with interest thereon, Attorney and Advertising Fees of $258, and the costs of attending the proceeding, as pro-


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MAY 18, 2018 vided by law, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as the City Manager and Collector of municipal taxes in the Tenth Election District, Worcester County, Ocean City, Maryland as provided by the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland (Tax-Property Article Section 14-808 et seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland), the undersigned City Manager and Collector of Taxes, will sell at public auction, at City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland, on FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 AT THE HOUR OF 10:00 A.M. the below described properties: Item 1 10-131588 and 2685318780: Described as Balmoral Cove V Condominium, Unit A B 2, Assessed to Thomas R. Bender & Lynn C. Bender, Assessed Value $175,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,289.13. Item 3_10-297257 and 11251946964: Described as Starlight Bay Condominium, Unit 2, Assessed to Martha Bernstein & Harvey Bernstein, Assessed Value $374,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,676.69. Item 4 10-267390 and 4381341754: Described as Jockey Beach Club Condominium, Unit 360 B C P 3, Assessed to Joshua L. Bowen III & Martha A. Bowen, Assessed Value $116,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $944.17. Item 5 10-309093 and 12377348856: Described as White Marlin Condominium, Unit A 202, Assessed to William P. Cabada & Christina M. Cabada, Assessed Value $213,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,215.74. Item 7 10-289858 and 4754745672: Described as Siesta Villas Condominium, Unit 101 N, Assessed to David Carabelli, Assessed Value $115,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,038.74. Item 10 10-069203 and 183778132: Described as Wight Bay Condominium, Unit 363 S B, Assessed to Gregory P. Dennis & Betty L. Dennis, Assessed Value $176,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,124.80. Item 12 10-173086 and 13707325720: Described as Orleans Court Condominium, Unit 67, Assessed to Federal National Mortgage Association, Assessed Value $101,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $925.18. Item 13 10-327431 and 5250351086: Described as Lighthouse Cove Condominium, Unit B, Assessed to Craig L. Garfield, Jr., Assessed Value $165,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,222.00. Item 16 10-258669 and 12488540198: Described as Plat Montego Bay Section 6C, Lot 339 3600 Sq Ft, Assessed to Michael O. Green, Assessed Value $125,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,165.76. Item 17 10-141834 and 2850320484: Described as Sea Watch Condominium, Unit 118, Assessed to Patricia Ann Griffiths, Assessed Value $226,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,238.40.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The motor vehicles described below have been abandoned. The owners and lien holders are hereby informed of their right to reclaim the vehicles upon payment of all charges and costs resulting from the towing, preservation, and storage of the vehicles. The failure of the owners or lien holders to reclaim the vehicles within three weeks of notification shall be deemed a waiver by the owners or lien holders of all rights, title and interest and thereby consent to the sale of the vehicles at public auction beginning May 17, 2018, or to have it otherwise disposed of in a manner provided by law. Line No 061-18 063-18 064-18 069-18 070-18 071-18 072-18 1156-17

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All vehicles will be sold at auction on-line at www.govdeals.com. For details call 410-723-6643. AUTH: Ross Buzzuro Chief of Police OCD-5/17/3t ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Item 18 10-432081 and 10461167691: Described as Coral Seas Condominium, Unit 210, Assessed to Belinda K. Higgs, Assessed Value $356,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $2,359.03. Item 19 10-205417 and 3448931124: Described as El Marlyn Condominium, Unit 3, Assessed to Robert J. Hoffman & Sherry Hoffman, Assessed Value $145,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,359.10. Item 20 10-741823 and 11407168315: Described as Casa Del Mare Condominium, Unit 203, Assessed to Donald Holmes & Nancy Holmes, Assessed Value $348,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,744.19. Item 21 10-297265 and 8940546966: Described as Starlight Bay Condominium, Unit 3, Assessed to Hopewell Promotions, Inc., Assessed Value $395,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,676.69. Item 22 10-21339 and 3539132386: Described as Rusty Anchor East Condominium, Unit 12, Assessed to Jack M. Irvin, Jr., Assessed Value $245,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,300.12. Item 23 10-066786 and 1254377722: Described as Ocean Waye 45 Condominium, Unit 204, Assessed to Richard C. Jackson, Assessed Value $73,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $630.59. Item 24 10-089735 and 2106311508: Described as 81 Beach Hill Condominium, Unit 207, Assessed to The James Gibbons Company, Inc., Assessed Value $266,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,331.87. Item 26 10-316693 and 13618149730: Described as San Remo Condominium, Unit 302 B A, Assessed to Terrie Lynn Klinken & Justin P. Smith, Assessed Value $229,100,

Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,628.96. Item 28 10-289726 and 7281945648: Described as Siesta Villas Condominium, Unit 101 S, Assessed to Douglas M. McClelland, Assessed Value $115,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,029.98. Item 30 10-126398 and 13607917896: Described as Golden Sands Club Condominium, Unit 1703, Assessed to Heather Munsterman, Assessed Value $245,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,029.78. Item 32 10-240026 and 9594736938: Described as Marlin Cove Condominium, Unit 902, Assessed to Wayne L. Phillips, Assessed Value $195,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,527.40. Item 35 10-757975 and 11574173779: Described as Belmont Towers Residential Condominium, Unit 707, Ph 2, Assessed to Jennifer Pinto & Llewellyn Dmello, Assessed Value $411,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,278.59. Item 36 10-425689 and 9908366133: Described as Port Astor at Sunset Island Condominium, Unit 54N, Ph 6, Assessed to Irene J. Polun, Assessed Value $548,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,422.84. Item 37 10-118727 and 2465516500: Described as Golden Sands Club Condominium, Unit 1517, Assessed to David L. Rothschild, Neil E. Rothschild & Herman B. Rothschild, Jr., Assessed Value $329,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,446.33. Item 38 10-233011 and 6704135746: Described as Light House Village Condominium, Unit 430 P 4, Assessed to Roland A. Ruiz, II, Assessed Value $104,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,363.13.

Item 39 10-122090 and 9612317114: Described as Golden Sands Club Condominium, Unit 606, Assessed to Mehrzad Mike Sami, Assessed Value $205,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $947.56. Item 40 10-099420 and 11503113138: Described as The Chateau Condominium, Unit B102, Assessed to Julius Adam Sanders, Assessed Value $171,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,174.96. Item 41 10-275733 and 8596543256: Described as Crab Cove on the Bay Condominium, Unit 107, Assessed to Henry L. Schroding & Georgia L. Schroding, Assessed Value $268,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,167.34. Item 42 10-139465 and 8580120058: Described as High Point North Condominium, Unit 6E, Assessed to Suzanne M. Sheredy, Assessed Value $207,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $943.04. Item 43 10-118816 and 7003716516: Described as Atlantis Condominium, Unit 306, Assessed to Bernard Siler, Assessed Value $285,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,210.85. Item 44 10-099773 and 2251113194: Described as Bridge Point Condominium, Unit 226 S 3, Assessed to Vallee Arthur Stanley, Assessed Value $258,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,448.17. Item 45 10-097274 and 6681512776: Described as Barbados Sun Condominium, Unit 102, Assessed to Mark A. Towles & Sherri Romm, Assessed Value $182,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $858.38. Item 46 10-052823 and 1046575454: Described as Eldorado Condominium, Unit 202, Assessed to Robert V. Woolley, Jr. & Rose A. Woolley, Assessed Value $116,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due


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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, JUNE 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 5, Conditional Uses, a request has been filed under the provisions of Section 110-514(22), Uses permitted by Conditional Use in the LC-1, Local Commercial, Zoning District, to permit an interior tenant fit-out with an amusement use that the Mayor and City Council may approve in keeping with uses specifically permitted in the LC-1 district. The site of the request is described as Lot 6 of the 56th Street Market Condominium Plat; further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway between 56th and 57th Streets, and locally known as 5601 Coastal Highway, Unit 6, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: MAZEGAME LLC DBA ESCAPE ROOM OC (FILE #18-12100002) at 7:15 p.m. To consider a petition for rezoning of a portion of a tract of land, now split zoned R-2, Medium-Density Residential, Zoning District and LC1, Local Commercial, Zoning District, so that the entirety will be zoned LC-1. The site of the petition is described as Map 112, Parcel 4362, Tract A on Plat of Subdivision R.C. Holland Estate recorded in Plat Book 109, Page 23; said property located on the west side of Coastal Highway, between 33rd and Hitchens Avenue, and known locally as 3401 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: JOSEPH E. MOORE, ESQUIRE, ATTORNEY FOR LAURED LLC (FILE #1814100002) at 7:30 p.m. To consider amending Article IV, Division 8. BM-1 Bayside Marine District, Section 110-454. Uses permitted by conditional use. (Proposed language addition in italics) (3) Amusement Arcades. APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION (FILE #18-14100001) 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-5/17/2t _________________________________

Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842. Sealed Bid Documents are due by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 and will be opened and read aloud in the Procurement Department at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018. Bids are to be submitted to the Town of Ocean City, Attn: Procurement Department, 204 65th Street, Building A, Ocean City, MD 21842. Late Bid Documents will not be accepted. OCD-5/17/1t _________________________________

BID SOLICITATION Fire Department Electrical Work

BID SOLICITATION Convention Center Carpet The Town of Ocean City is seeking bids from qualified and experienced Vendors to remove current carpet and install new carpet at the Convention Center, otherwise known as the Convention Center Carpet project, and to be in conformity with the scope of work detailed in the Bid Documents. Bid Documents for Convention Center Carpet may be obtained from the Town of Ocean City’s Procurement Department by either e-mailing the Purchasing Associate, Leila Milewski, at lmileski@oceancitymd.gov or by calling 410-723-6643 during normal business hours, or via the Bid tab on the Town’s website. 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 Bid Document received through any third party bid service. It is the sole responsibility of the vendor to ensure the completeness and accuracy of their Completed Bid Documents. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Ocean City Convention Center located at 4001

Bids are to be submitted to the Town of Ocean City, Attn: Procurement Department, 204 65th Street, Building A, Ocean City, MD 21842. Late Bid Documents will not be accepted. OCD-5/17/1t _________________________________

NOTICE Town of Ocean City

Town of Ocean City

MAY 18, 2018

The Town of Ocean City is seeking bids from qualified and experienced Vendors to provide electrical services for the Fire Department, otherwise known as Fire Department Electrical Work, and to be in conformity with the scope of work detailed in the Bid Documents. Bid Documents for Fire Department Electrical Work may be obtained from the Town of Ocean City’s Procurement Department by either e-mailing the Purchasing Associate, Leila Milewski, at lmilewski@oceancitymd.gov or by calling 410-723-6643 during normal business hours, or via the Bid tab on the Town’s website. 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 Bid Document received through any third party bid service. It is the sole responsibility of the vendor to ensure the completeness and accuracy of their Completed Bid Documents. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at Fire Department Headquarters located at 1409 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Sealed Bid Documents are due by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 and will be opened and read aloud in the Procurement Department at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 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(3)(a) requesting special yard exceptions to the minimum 5’ setbacks from the rear and front site lines required per Code to allow the construction of a new single-family dwelling. The site of the appeal is described as Lot A12 of the Isle of Wight Trailer Park Plat; further described as located on the south side of 25th Street, and locally known as 227-25th Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: RESORT HOMES (BZA 2516 #18-09400007) 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-5/17/2t _________________________________

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County, OC bring fight to rest of us

And so it begins, the back-and-forth between Ocean City and Worcester County officials over who’s going to pay for what with whose money. Obviously, a major portion of the money doesn’t belong to either government, since it comes to them from taxpayers, who elected them to do the right thing with it. This, unfortunately, is not happening just now. Recently, Ocean City officials, who are grinding their teeth over the county’s refusal to grant resort property owners a tax differential, expressed their anger by refusing to help pay for a study of the severe and constant shoaling in the Ocean City Inlet. Their contention is that the inlet is not Ocean City’s problem. County officials, in turn, refused to contribute to Ocean City’s Boardwalk security enhancement program, and followed up by refusing to renew the $20,000 grant the Art League of Ocean City has been receiving for its community programs. So far, we see no winners here. Resort officials can argue all they want, but the absence of a navigable inlet would do more financial harm to Ocean City than any other community. This is not the commercial fishing capital of the world, but is the White Marlin Capital, or so we like to say. The commissioners responded by telling Ocean City it has no interest in helping to protect visitors and residents by chipping in to erect vehicle barriers at Boardwalk access points. It is, after all, Ocean City’s Boardwalk, not the county’s. That’s not exactly enlightened thinking, but worse was the county’s refusal to award an almost insignificant amount of money to the Art League. Considering the arts grants the county did approve, it appears that the Art League was purposely excluded. The irony is that the commissioners voted against their own constituents, since the Art League probably has as many members from Ocean Pines, Berlin and other communities as it does from Ocean City. If the city and county want to go chin-to-chin over the tax differential, that’s fine. But they have to stop when winning the fight requires the rest of us to take it on the chin as well.

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But it looked better in photos PUBLIC EYE

By Stewart Dobson Editor/Publisher The fence. Ahem. THE fence. If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that our new Coastal Highway median fence is ... let me put it this way: it’s probably like meeting someone from a dating website — (he or she) looked so much better in the photos. Or, as was once said to me about the only blind date I ever agreed to: “She has a great smile!” which we all know is a more polite way of saying “Your date doesn’t always walk on all fours.” If the State Highway Administration had said something to that effect in the beginning, I would have known what to expect. “So, what we are talking about, ladies and gentlemen, as regards your desire to protect pedestrians from themselves is an undulating median fence that … has a great smile.” Later on, of course, we were presented with some photo art that showed how the fence would look — from the International Space Station. Actually, it was more like several hundred feet

Yes, it’s a concept photo of the same fence we have, but was taken from a galaxy far, far away.

across the street and two or three stories above the intersection, but that’s just a minor detail, since almost everything looks better from a distance. “Here’s a picture of your blind date. Looks good, right?” “Yeah, not bad for a Google satellite photo. I can almost see that great smile.” I don’t want to belittle the good intentions of those who just want to prevent people from getting run over, a noble and worthwhile cause if there ever was one. Still I am left wondering if we might not have accomplished the same thing for less money by instituting a leash law for those prone to crossing the highway against traffic.

I think something like those retractable dog leashes would be ideal. Whoever it’s attached to will get a certain amount of freedom until he or she starts to go too far. “Whoa! Hold on there, pal. Time to reel you in.” Honestly, though, I am reserving my final judgment until the fence is finished and all the barrels and other obstructions are removed. Then we’ll see what kind of smile it has. In the meantime, I was amused by one piece of fence-related news. An area TV station recently posted this: “Ocean city median fence raises safety concerns after man craws under fence. Craws? I wonder if he crawed on all fours?


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Letters Special event zone, yes, lower speed limits, no

Editor, Mayor & City Council Ocean City Thanks, but no thanks. Congratulations on the planning and foresight of the Cruiser Weekend. Sen. Mathias at your request had the Special Event Bill passed at the legislature enabling Chief Buzzuro to enlist the many law enforcement agencies from throughout the area to assist in the enforcement of our town’s ordinances and laws. Thank you for your efforts. Now, the no thanks. However, I disagree with the idea of changing the speed limits to 30 mph from 40 mph. The difference between the two isn’t that significant and it was very costly. #1. There were thousands of dollars spent just changing the signs alone. #2. It gives visitors the opinion that we are becoming like a Bridgeville or Bethany Beach, where the speed limits are particularly low enabling them to write tickets and collect fines.

to the editor

#3. What about the residents and property tax payers that live here? Why should they have to suffer the consequences of possibly forgetting the special event and what the speed limit is a few days a year. You must remember that most of our residents are senior citizens and memory is not on the top of their list. Again, my congratulations on your foresight and I agree with your actions, but without changing the speed limit. Jim Flaig Ocean City

Help appreciated by Food Bank

Editor, We would like to thank the friendly employees at Acme Market of Ocean City, especially their manager, Chris. Through the Maryland Food Bank year-round, Acme provides many items required for our Food Pantry and for our Wednesday Open Kettle (Soup Kitchen luncheons). Our feeding programs have operated in north Ocean City over more

than 10 years. It is wonderful to have local stores that care so much for our community. Recently Acme Market allowed us to conduct a Food Drive for our Food Pantry on their premises. Thanks to Acme and their generous customers, we collected almost 800 items during a few hours on two consecutive Saturdays, April 28 and May 3. We could not have helped as many people as we have without generous contributions and support from local businesses such as Acme Market, Panera Bread and Wawa. Linda and Doug Harry St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Hope and a hug for cancer survivor

Editor, Hope is a wonderful word that has many meanings to everyone. One is to cherish a desire with expectations of fulfillment. In other words, we hope what we want comes true. Every day, I hope that some person or an organization, discovers the

Page 66 cure for cancer. I hope that friends and relatives won’t contact cancer, I hope that cancer survivors stay in remission and I hope I can comfort someone who has lost a love one to cancer. As a cancer survivor of 15 years, I preach to people get a checkup, give love and care to patients suffering from cancer and give compassion to people who have lost loved ones. Also, I try to raise funds to help eradicate this disease. American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a special event. It took place on May 11 at Frontier town in West Ocean City. It was a celebration of life for people who have survived this disease. It also had an atmosphere of hope, faith and love. Hope for the survivors that good health continues as they walk the first lap, hearing cheers and applause from the audience, faith that someday this dreaded disease will be cured and the love that pours forth from the crowds of people, saying keep fighting, we love you. The emotion during this lap was overwhelming. There are hugs, tears Continued on Page 67

T h a n k Y ou ! TTh hank you to all the F Fiirrsst Responders, Public Saffe ettyy Em E mplo oyyees, Local and Stta ate Ellected Offfi E ficiallss, Communittyy Members, Business Leaderrss and the numerous otherrss w wh ho mak ke e Cruiissin Ocean Cittyy the Ea E ast Coast''ss premier automotivve e evve entt..


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Assateague Nat’l Seashore brings millions to economy Study shows 2.3 million visitors resulted in impact of almost $111 million

(May 18, 2018) A new National Park Service report shows that 2,347,166 visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore in 2017 spent $99,819,800 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,284 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $110,986,600. “Assateague Island National Seashore welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Debbie

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 66 and feelings of love, so hard to describe. There were close to 100 survivors at this event. A week or so ago I was out at the store, [and] I saw a lady wearing a sweatshirt that said cancer will be beaten. I went over to her and told her I liked her shirt and that I am also involved in the Relay for Life. In talking to her, she said she was with a group from North Carolina. After we finished talking, she said “can I give you a hug?” Here we were, a black lady from North Carolina hugging a white man from Delaware saying we got to work together to beat this disease. We left each other smiling and feeling a little more hopeful. My hope and wishes are to raise funds for the Relay, no matter what amount. We need the entire community to help. There is a quote by the great Helen Keller, “I am only one, still I am one, I cannot do everything, still I can do something, I will not refuse to do something I can do.” To all my friends and loved ones who have endured such suffering from this disease, May God bless you. Nick Bartolomeo Selbyville, Delaware

Art League gets nothing from county in budget

Editor, Last week at a budget hearing, the Worcester County Commissioners voted to discontinue funding to the Art League of Ocean City, thereby ending the public private partnership that was established between the State of Maryland, Worcester County, the Town of Ocean City, and individual donors. This type of cooperation is rare, and it has taken decades to bring it to fruition. Since opening the new Ocean City

Darden. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.” The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by econSee NATIONAL Page 69

Center for the Arts in 2013, the Art League has filled a cultural void in the area, and has become a place where people of all ages come for personal growth, creative expression, and community involvement. The facility is open every day year round, and admission is always free. In 2017, over 20,000 people visited the art center, with 3,050 of them taking classes and more than 350 artists exhibiting their work there. There is no other facility of its size and scope in Worcester County, and the members include 60 local business. It draws residents and visitors from throughout the region who hunger for cultural experiences. Without the funding from the county, the Art League would not be able to offer many of the free programs to those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. These include: After School Art Academy at Buckingham Elementary, Exceptional Abilities with Pocomoke and Cedar Chapel schools, and art classes for the Berlin youth group of Worcester County Youth and Family Counseling. However, perhaps the most compelling reason for Worcester County to continue its contribution to the Art League is the value it brings to tourism. Events like the Ocean City Film Festival, Artists Paint OC, and the Sand Castle Home Tour bring many visitors to Worcester County and support local businesses. An investment in the arts is an investment in both the community and the economy. We respectfully ask the Worcester County Commissioners to continue to honor the public private partnership that has been formed to give our children the opportunity experience the arts and to keep our economy growing. Rina Thaler Executive Director Art League of Ocean City

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Cost estimates delay water tower ad talks Continued from Page1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a big proponent of a golf ball on a tee on Route 90,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will improve the performance of an asset we own.â&#x20AC;? Moreover, DeLuca said the golfthemed visual might provide a marketing boon for the 16 other courses in the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will showcase Ocean City as a premier golf destination,â&#x20AC;? he said. Councilwoman Mary Knight, who seconded a motion from DeLuca to research costs and design options, had been opposed to the concept but embraced it after researching the financial viability of the golf industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was off a few years, but now it is on the uptick,â&#x20AC;? she said. Knight said the water tower paint scheme should include the Ocean City logo.

While expressing approval for the design theme, Councilman Matt James also requested pricing for other options, starting with the blue hue used currently. City Manager Doug Miller said he could provide costs for a spectrum of choices. Gehrig took a different bent on using the water tower as a marketing vehicle for Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So you want to market a town business on a town asset?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We own a â&#x20AC;Ś business that competes with partners of ours that are privately owned.â&#x20AC;? Gehrig also asked what marketable value the highly visible water tower might hold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There certainly is a financial value to that exposure,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could sell that and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we

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squashed.â&#x20AC;? In early March, the council voted 5-2, with Gehrig and Councilman Wayne Hartman dissenting, to reject a proposal from Coca-Cola, which has a beverage franchise contact with Ocean City through Jan. 2022, to brand the 64th Street tank. At that time, Special Events superintendent Frank Miller said in addition to covering most painting costs, the soft drink company would pay a yet-to-be-negotiated yearly fee over the remaining terms of its contract, which could total up to $150,000. Opposing the Coca-Cola pitch was DeLuca, who in March called the proposal a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sellout,â&#x20AC;? while suggesting Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing as an alternative. On Tuesday, Gehrig renewed opposition to promoting the city-owned course, in light of the large number of area golf facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like the mob [and] weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dictating our own rules,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people may say weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re competing unfairly.â&#x20AC;? Gehrig continued the back and forth with DeLuca, although neither party altered the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have an asset that is maybe a high dollar â&#x20AC;Ś and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not even willing to entertain offers to see what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth,â&#x20AC;? Gehrig said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I respect you a lot, but I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wrong on this one.â&#x20AC;?

Echoing earlier agreement with Gehrigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reservations was Hartman, who expressed concern the water fund would finance the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us to â&#x20AC;Ś spend tax payerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dollars â&#x20AC;Ś for the mere hope of our golf course becoming more profitable â&#x20AC;Ś thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where private enterprise comes in,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hartman expressed disappointment the council opted away from potentially profitable partnerships with private business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to put a logo up there, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference between a family friendly beverage or â&#x20AC;Ś a golf course?â&#x20AC;? he said. Councilman Dennis Dare said after the city began marketing golf packages to boost shoulder season tourism decades ago the sport began to bloom on the shore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went from having one other golf course in the area in the 1980s to having 16 courses now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We formed a golf industry.â&#x20AC;? Despite the dissension, the council voted unanimously to revisit the discussion after obtaining a true rendering and costs estimates. Parsons said prior to addressing exterior improvements, the water tank would be drained and inspected for rust. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is working hardware inside these things,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad we started early.â&#x20AC;?

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Surplus funding buys snow plows, grader, but nil for OC Continued from Page 1 advertising the resort area, which also includes an increasing number of mainland establishments. During the review process, the county budget committee of Harold Higgins, county administrator, Kathy Whited, budget manager and Phil Thompson, treasurer, zeroed out the additional request. The other commissioners did not reinstate the funding during the budget work session. The county also refused to fund security bollards to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle access to the Boardwalk at a cost of $600,000 over two years. “Those are arguably the most used and populated 27 blocks on any given night in Ocean City,” Mitrecic said. Previously, he noted the resort and county could face serious repercussions should an incident occur without the increased security. “It’s shortsighted and then the county had the audacity to ask Ocean City to help fund the inlet study while they deny this,” he said. To fund the study that hopes to determine the cause of Ocean City inlet shoaling,n, damaging commercial fishing boats and threatening to complicate ingress and egress for recreational vessels, the federal government and the Army Corps of Engineers require non-federal partners. Worcester County and the state have agreed to pay a share, but the re-

sort refused. Initially, Mitrecic pointed out that they were not asked to participate, but when a letter asking the city to send a reduced share of a one-time $200,000 payment, resort Mayor Rick Meehan rejected the idea. “The town believes that this project benefits all of Worcester County and should be a county-funded project,” Meehan said. “The commercial harbor is located in Worcester County and this project benefits West Ocean City, Ocean City, Ocean Pines and surrounding areas.” Meehan said the resort already contributed 58 percent of the county’s revenue to allow it to fund the project in the first place, which should be more than enough. From the funds trimmed during last week’s budget hearing, the commissioners recovered about $832,000. The commissioners decided, 6-1 with Mitrecic against, to buy two dump trucks with snowplows, at a cost of about $155,500 each, a roads grader for $385,000, a replacement trailer for the mosquito control office for $25,000 and to fund improvements at the Royal Plus office in Snow Hill while it is occupied by the Worcester County Board of Elections for about $40,500. The remaining $71,000 was put into the county’s retirement program. The expenditures rebalanced the fiscal 2019 county budget at about $190 million.

National Park benefits go farther than just ecotourism Continued from Page 67 omists Catherine Cullinane Thomas of the U.S. Geological Survey and Lynne Koontz of the National Park Service. The report shows $18.2 billion of direct spending by more than 330 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 306,000 jobs nationally; 255,900 of those jobs are found in these gateway communities. The cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy was $35.8 billion. The lodging sector received the highest direct contributions with $5.5 billion in economic output to local gateway economies and 49,000 jobs. The restaurants sector received the next greatest direct contributions with $3.7 billion in economic output to local gateway economies and 60,500 jobs. According to the 2017 report, most park visitor spending was for lodging/camping (32.9 percent) fol-

lowed by food and beverages (27.5 percent), gas and oil (12.1 percent), souvenirs and other expenses (10.1 percent), admissions and fees (10.0 percent), and local transportation (7.5 percent). Report authors also produce an interactive tool that enables users to explore visitor spending, jobs, labor income, value added, and output effects by sector for national, state, and local economies. Users can also view year-by-year trend data. The interactive tool and report are available at the NPS Social Science Program webpage: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/socialscience/vse.htm. To learn more about national parks in Maryland and Virginia and how the National Park Service works with Maryland and Virginia communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment, and provide outdoor recreation, go to www.nps.gov/Maryland and www.nps.gov/Virginia.

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County relents, allocates Frontier Town EDUs By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) Bringing the issue to rest for a couple of years at least, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the 34 equivalent dwelling units of water and sewer capacity requested by Sun Communities, the owners of Frontier Town, for the first phase of its expansion. As a result, the case pending in circuit court to appeal the decision was dis-

missed, according to Frontier Town’s lawyer, Hugh Cropper. Previously, Frontier Town was on a septic system that required a drain field. Sun Communities, when it purchased the attraction in 2015, intended to migrate the site to county services and then expand the campground on top of the drain field. It had already done this at its other properties, including one in Worcester County. Moving county properties off septic

and onto public services is a goal of the county’s comprehensive plan. Sometime during the process, the Maryland Department of the Environment required the county to develop an allocation plan for its water and sewer capacity: equivalent dwelling units or EDUs. The county had to allocate a certain number of EDUs for a certain areas and for specific purposes. However, when it came time for

Schools announce staffing shuffle

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) The Worcester County Board of Education announced a major restructuring during its Tuesday meeting, with retirements and departures paving the way for a multitude of changes at the administration and assistant principal levels effective July 1. “I’ve lost a lot of sleep over this,” school Superintendent Lou Taylor said. However, he continued, the changes made will lead to even stronger public schools in Worcester county in the future. Steve Price, currently the assistant

superintendent/chief operating officer will make a parallel move to the newly created assistant superintendent/chief safety officer, where his responsibilities will shift to overseeing efforts to protect all students. The chief safety officer position was created during budget negotiations with the county this year as a result of the school safety summit held earlier this year at Worcester Technical High School. At that meeting, speakers ranging from a parent of a Sandy Hook shooting victim to disaster response experts stressed the need for one person to oversee safety operations. Dr. Annette Wallace, principal of

Pocomoke High School, will move into Price’s former role as assistant superintendent/chief operating officer. Wallace was named the top principal in the state in 2016 and, like Taylor, is an alumna of Worcester County Schools. Jenifer Rayne, Pocomoke High School’s current assistant principal, has been named Wallace’s successor. Stephen Decatur High School Principal Tom Zimmer is transferring to Worcester Technical High School after current principal Caroline Bloxom announced her retirement. Berlin Intermediate School Principal Thomas Sites is being moved to SDHS. See REORGANIZATION Page 71

Frontier Town to purchase the capacity to allow the expansion, there wasn’t enough left in the attraction’s area, and the commissioners denied the request late last year. There was capacity in neighboring areas, but to move what amounts to a paper number from one column to another required the approval of MDE. The commissioners were initially reluctant to take that step, instead deciding to fight the issue at the local level. But Frontier Town fought back, eventually landing the case in circuit court. Since then, the issue has been back and forth until April when Cropper filed an amended request for 34 EDUs to cover the first phase of the proposed expansion. Cropper presented the application, but the commissioners took no formal action, leaving the project in limbo. That changed on Tuesday, when Commissioner Bud Church moved to file an amendment to the MDE plan to allocate the 34 EDUs Frontier Town said it needs to add another 100 campsites to the property. The measure passed without objection. Cropper said if everything goes to plan, the expansion would open next year, with construction beginning in September. The timeline for additional phases has not yet been set.

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Trespassing Mark Shane Elburn, 27, of Rock Hall was arrested for trespassing after refusing to leave an Ocean City club on Sunday just after 12:30 a.m. Police were dispatched for reports of a disorderly patron, later identified as Elburn, who was screaming profanities and fighting with bar security at the front entrance. EMS personnel also were summoned. Officers allege Elburn was highly intoxicated, uncooperative and had difficulty communicating. According to the police report, Elburn yelled profanities at EMS personnel who told him he did not need to go to the hospital for a small abrasion on his temple. After declaring his intention to leave, he attempted to head back inside the bar and was arrested for trespassing.

Continued from Page 70 Ryan Cowder, assistant principal at Stephen Decatur High School, is moving to principal of Berlin Intermediate School. Library Media Specialist Jennifer Sills is moving to the central office in Newark to become the Coordinator of Instruction for Science after the incumbent, Marlyn Barrett, announced her retirement. The schools also hired Dwayne Abt from Dorchester County to become the new head of Human Resources. Other staff changes announced by the schools include: Pocomoke Middle Asst. Principal Bryan Perry moves to Pocomoke High. Pocomoke Middle Asst. Principal Faye Williams moves to Pocomoke Elementary. Pocomoke Elementary teacher Robert Boyce moves to Asst. Principal at Pocomoke Middle. Snow Hill Elementary Asst. Principal Dr. David Gell moves to Berlin Intermediate. Dr. Curtis Bunting from Sussex County, Delaware will become Asst. Principal at Stephen Decatur High. Karen Baker, research, accountability and testing coordinator, will become Asst. Principal at Snow Hill Elementary.

cers signaled Torres to pull over, but that he traveled another 15 blocks before doing so. According to the police report, when questioned about the excessive speed, Torres allegedly claimed to be unaware of the rate, while noting his vehicle was fast. Police reported when Torres opened his glove compartment for the car registration they observed a semi-automatic handgun. Torres also produced a concealed carry permit from Delaware, police reported. When questioned regarding alcohol consumption, police said Torres admitted to having two drinks, but in short order changed the number to three, and proceeded to fail a series of field sobriety tests before refusing a Breathalyzer.

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Armed and DUI Pedro M Torres, 30, of Dover, Delaware was arrested for DUI, reckless and negligent driving, as well as possession of a handgun on Sunday about 2:09 a.m. in the 11500 block of Coastal Highway. Patrol officers in the 8800 block of Coastal Highway reportedly clocked a red Infinity G35 heading north at 68 mph in a 40-mph zone. According to the police report, offi-

Ty Anthony Sherman, 21, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was arrested for driving on a suspended license, negligent driving and unauthorized removal of property on Saturday at approximately 7:20 a.m. just over the Route 50 bridge in West Ocean City. Patrol officers were stopped on the bridge assisting a bicyclist and saw a black Ford Fusion drive past with the front driver’s side tire completely deflated.

According to the police report, officers recognized the driver as Sherman from an encounter the previous day when it came to light his Pennsylvania drivers’ license was suspended. After being stopped and questioned, police allege Sherman said he struck a curb while turning onto the bridge but kept driving despite being aware of the flat. When police asked why he was behind the wheel after already being informed his license was suspended, Sherman allegedly said, “I’m looking for the hotel.” Police reported the car suffered significant damage to the tire rim and vehicle body. Traffic camera footage of the accident reportedly shows Sherman continue driving after striking the curb, before briefly stopping to inspect the damage and then leaving. Police then contacted the vehicle’s registered owner who admitted Sherman was a friend, but did not have permission to drive the car and allegedly took the keys while she was asleep.

Tagless DUI Harvey William Everett III, 28, of Hudson, Pennsylvania was arrested for DUI and driving without current tags near 17th Street and Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday at about 1:10 a.m. Patrol officers conducted a vehicle Continued on Page 72

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Work release inmates to get ankle monitors

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HOUSE FIRE A house caught fire on Madison Avenue at the northern end of the resort Monday afternoon. The house was empty at the time of the blaze, and no injuries were reported. The Worcester County Fire Marshal is investigating the fire.

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) Worcester County has been offering certain inmates work release opportunities for more than 30 years, and kept track of these people by making phone calls and performing site visits. That’s all going to change relatively soon, as the Worcester County Commissioners authorized Warden Donna Bounds to purchase ankle monitors this week. Dallas-based Securus Technologies — the county’s current inmate phone vendor — also offers ankle bracelet tracking devices, which it has offered to

provide at no cost to the county. Monitoring the devices and tracking the work release inmates would be performed by VeriTracks, another division of Securus. While there will be no charge to the county for the devices, the monitoring of each individual costs $5 per day, in addition to the $12 per day fee for participation in the work release program. These charges are apparently paid by the inmate. The county requested 50 monitors to start, and also asked for a remote breath alcohol device to discourage drinking among monitored people.

POLICE/COURTS Continued from Page 71 check on a Mercedes Benz sedan, whose driver was later identified as Everett, and discovered its Pennsylvania registration was suspended. When police asked Everett where he had been, he initially replied that he had been trying to buy a cell phone charger. He then admitted he had consumed several drinks. Police said Everett admitted he was not OK to drive and proceeded to fail field sobriety tests before registering a .10 blood alcohol content level.

Unsafe car, fraud Quinetta Jamellah Anderson, 21, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was arrested for driving an unsafe vehicle without a license, identity fraud and negligent driving on Friday around 11:07 p.m. in the 700 block of North Philadelphia Ave. Patrol officers reportedly saw a white Ford Escape with New York plates heading south on Philadelphia Avenue with two flat tires using emergency flashers instead of headlights. When police stopped the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Anderson, allegedly claimed a pothole in the 2100 block of Baltimore Ave. had caused the pair of flats. According to the police report, Anderson claimed she was not a licensed driver and that a cousin, who was not present, had rented the vehicle, which she was trying to drive back to their hotel near 5th Street. Police reported Anderson at first gave the first name and birthdate of a sister, who it was then discovered has an active warrant for fraud in Pennsylvania. Officers searched the vehicle after smelling burnt cannabis and discovered a wallet with Anderson’s correct identification information and learned her license was suspended.


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Fatal balcony fall cause uncertain, autopsy pending Foul play not suspected in death of Hailee Mitchell

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (May 18, 2018) Police are cautioning safety following the death of a woman who fell from a balcony on 53rd Street Sunday morning. Police reported Hailee Mitchell, 25, of Towson, died after falling from a fourth-story balcony at approximately 5:55 a.m. on Sunday. OCPD Public Affairs Officer Lindsay Richard said law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched to the first block of 53rd Street for reports of an unconscious subject, later identified as Mitchell, and upon arrival determined the patient was deceased. Richard said the initial investigation indicated Mitchell fell from an elevated position, but the inquiry is ongoing. “The autopsy was completed on Monday, but the final determination is pending as they work to get the toxicology results,” she said. “Detectives conducted several interviews with witnesses, processed the scene and found no indication of foul play.” Although falls are generally isolated incidents, Richard provided a few common-sense tips to help others avoid potentially fatal injuries from balcony falls. “Unfortunately, there are a couple of falls from balconies every year,” she said. “Keep in mind, we still don’t know for sure how this victim fell, but below are a few general tips citizens can follow to avoid tragedy.” For starters, Richard said leaning over or sitting on balcony rails should be avoided. “It is easy to lose your footing unexpectedly,” she said. Richard also noted elevated balconies and excessive alcohol consumption are often problematic. “Individuals that are heavily intoxicated quickly lose their sense of judgment and may lean further than they should,” she said. “Intoxication may also cause a person to stumble over the railing leading to tragedy.” Lastly, Richard advised against using bar-height stools or chairs on balconies, while also highlighting the importance of monitoring youngsters. “Never leave children unsupervised on balconies,” she said.

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Fatal crash suspect denied bail Thomas Kidder, 59, turned himself in to authorities on May 10 for May 6 incident By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (May 18, 2018) District Court Judge Gerald Purnell last Friday ordered Thomas Kidder, 59, to be held without bond until his trial scheduled for June 22, 2018 for the events surrounding the death of Eduardo Madrid, 38, of Berlin. Kidder turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, May 10 for the Sunday, May 6 incident. Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott said he asked Judge Purnell to hold Kidder without bond because

he was a flight risk and a danger to the community. “He is not employed, and he said he is homeless,” McDermott said. “He has ties to Seaford, Thomas Kidder Delaware.” Kidder’s address is listed in Seaford, according to public records, but that conflicts with the information he provided to authorities. McDermott said on May 6 Kidder caused a motor vehicle and bicycle crash on Route 589 involving Madrid, the cyclist. Kidder then fled the scene and caused another crash near the junction of Route 50 and Keyser Point Road, nine minutes

later, before abandoning his vehicle and running off into the woods, McDermott said. There he apparently remained for days before he turned himself in, McDermott said. If Kidder is convicted, this would be his fifth alcohol-related driving offense, McDermott said. Kidder is charged with driving while impaired, driving under the influence, failure to stop at an accident involving death as well as involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide. He was also cited for negligent driving, which carries a fine of $280 and doesn’t require a court appearance. Madrid was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital.


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Pocomoke farmer presents $2,500 to Coastal Hospice

(May 18, 2018) Worcester County farmer, Everett Glenn Holland, directed a $2,500 donation to Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Coastal Hospice will use the funds to support charity care to patients who have no resources for care or who have needs beyond their insurance coverage. “We are grateful for Mr. Holland’s generous donation for charity care,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “Our organization is able to continue to serve our communities with compassionate, end-of-life care to all regardless of income or insurance coverage thanks to support we get from our donors. Every dollar makes a difference.” Holland applied for the Grow Communities program soon after his mother, Dorothy, died last year. He said he chose to support Coastal Hospice because of the care his mother, sister, and sister-inlaw all received through Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Since the program began in 2010, Grow Communities has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including

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Coastal Hospice Advancement Director Heather Duma accepts a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation from local farmer, Glenn Holland, of Pocomoke.

more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others. “Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.” Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting

conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties. The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com. The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

(May 18, 2018) A coalition of environmental groups will host a “Hands Across the Sand” event at Assateague State Park this Saturday. Participants will gather near the concession stand at 11:30 a.m. and walk to the beach at noon. Nearly 350 people have expressed interest in attending the event, which is part of a worldwide movement that started in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At noon, citizens around the globe will join hands in defense of the world’s oceans and to show solidarity for a clean energy future. The gathering on Assateague Island aims to show opposition to the Trump administration’s recent proposal to allow oil and gas exploration and development in the Atlantic, including areas off Maryland’s coast. In January of this year, the Trump administration unveiled its first draft of a new Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program that proposed opening over 90 percent of the United States offshore regions to oil and gas development. The plan, opponents say, ignored overwhelming coastal opposition, and a grassroots movement that compelled the previous administration to abandon See OFFSHORE Page 75


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Offshore drilling protest planned Continued from Page 74 plans to pursue offshore drilling and exploration along the Atlantic coast. Eight years after offshore drilling caused the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, citizens will join Assateague Coastal Trust, Oceana, the Assateague Coastkeeper, the Surfrider Foundation Ocean City Chapter, and others to “draw a line in the sand” and oppose the industrialization of coastal communities and the risk of another BP Deepwater Horizon-like disaster. Speakers include State Sen. James Mathias, Carol Rose of Delegate Mary Beth Carozza’s Office, Kathy Phillips of Assateague Coastal Trust, Matt Heim of

OBITUARIES STEPHEN ALLEN DONOWAY Snow Hill Stephen Allen Donoway, age 64, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, he was the son of the late Lawrence Donoway and Beatrice McCabe. He is survived by his sister, Linda Glenn; brother, Larry Donoway; daughter, S. Donoway Katharine Pennewell; her mother, Brigitte Pennewell; son-inlaw, Andrew Bany; sister, Sandra Hickman; and grandson, Noah Bany. Stephen was a loving father who was most happy when he was with his grandson, Noah. He was a beloved member of the community, and could often be found helping others around town. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill, Maryland. Interment was at Pennewell Cemetery with a celebration of life following at the family home. VIRGINIA LEE HICKMAN Pittsville Virginia Lee Hickman, age 71, of Pittsville died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born in Bridgeville, Delaware and was the daughter of the late Norman and Hannah (Mitchell) Messick. She is survived by Virginia Hickman her husband of 51 years, William M. Hickman Sr. of Pittsville; two daughters, Shari L. Baull of Frankford and Dawn Hickman Holloway and husband, Richard, of Berlin; a son, William M. Hickman Jr. and fiancée, Jennifer Campbell, of Pittsville; four sisters, Marie Bertrand, Sandra Betts, Nancy Hammond and Doris Donaway; three

Oceana, and Jane Robinson of the Surfrider Foundation Ocean City Chapter. Organizers of the event said more than 200 East Coast municipalities, some 1,700 elected officials, and an alliance representing more than 41,000 businesses and 500,000 fishing families have publicly opposed offshore drilling activities. Hands Across the Sand is an international day of action on which activists and beachgoers intend to send a message to the world that dirty offshore drilling be replaced with clean, renewable energy sources such as offshore wind.

brothers, Ray Messick, Ernest Messick and Gardner Messick; four grandchildren, Amber Peterson (Josh), Courtney Baull, Zachary Hickman and Anna Hickman; and four great-grandchildren, Landon Peterson, Emily Peterson, Lyndsey Peterson and Eli Peterson. She was preceded in death by her brothers and a sister, James, Ralph, Norman Jr. and Harold Messick and Elizabelle Elliott. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at BishopHastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Pastor Terry Fort officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Pittsville Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 387, Pittsville, Maryland 21850. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com. RONALD LEE SMITH Pittsville Ronald Lee Smith, age 69, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his home. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Marvin E. and Margaret Jackson Smith. He is survived by his son, Carlton R. Smith “C.R.” and his wife, Amy, of Milton, Delaware and a grandson, Jake C. Smith of Ronald Smith Milton, Delaware. Also surviving are his brothers, Marvin Smith of Berlin, Donnie Smith of Dover, Delaware, Randy Smith of Salisbury, and sisters, Mary Smith of Salisbury, and Cheryl Magee of Willards. He leaves his longtime companion, Becky Jones of Berlin, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith had worked in shipping and receiving in the restaurant industry, having worked of late for the Dough Roller in Ocean City. He was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1966. A visitation was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his Continued on Page 76

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OBITUARIES Continued from Page 75 memory may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Maryland 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. MARTIN “JACK” KAEUFER Ocean Pines Martin “Jack” Kaeufer, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Ocean Pines on May 7, 2018. Jack was raised in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, attended Rutgers University, and moved to Ocean City in 1962. Jack worked as a charter boat captain and steamfitter. He Jack Kaeufer went on to become an orthotist and founded Foot Management in 1978. Jack was a former member of the Ocean City Vol. Fire Co., past secretary of the Ocean City Marlin Club, and honorary member of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society. Jack received many service and loyalty awards through his business. He served on President Bush’s A.D.A. panel in 1989. Jack was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and waterfowl hunter. A warm and generous soul, Jack loved life, and loved people, always making friends. He cherished his family and is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lucy Mohr; sons, Erick and Steve (Diane) Kaeufer; grandchildren, Kirby and Kiley Kaeufer; sister, Janet Anderson of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; a special niece, Diane Trump, and many nephews. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Ocean City Marlin Club in West Ocean City. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Ocean City Reef Foundation (OCRF), P.O. Box 1072,

Ocean City Today Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com. MARY HAYES THOMPSON Berlin Mary Hayes Thompson, age 92, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Hopewell, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Walter Haygood Hayes, Sr. and Madelien L. Miller Hayes. She was preceded in Mary Thompson death by her husband, Gilbert William Thompson, Sr. in 2009. She is survived by her son, Gilbert William Thompson, Jr., and Kay Hurst of Berlin. There are two grandchildren, Gilbert W. Thompson, III and his wife, Tracey, of Berlin and Leslie Ann Baker of Berlin. There are five grandchildren, Gilbert W. Thompson, IV, Brittany Ann Thompson, Beverley Lynn Thompson, Colby Heath Baker and Aubrie Hope Baker. Also surviving are two sisters, Gloria Ann VanPortFliet of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Frances Grace Thomas of Ogdensburg, New York. Mrs. Thompson was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Berlin, and Holly Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. A graveside service was held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. Mr. Buzz Taylor and Rev. Ron Schatz officiated. A donation in her memory may be made to: Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Rd. Berlin, Maryland 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. GEORGE JEFFREY LATCHUM Showell George Jeffrey Latchum, age 60, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late George Zeno Latchum. He is survived by his children, Michael Latchum, Sr., Austin Latchum, Susan Latchum and Dallas Jeff Latchum Latchum. There are nine grandchildren, Kristchen Latchum, Gabrielle Latchum, Liam Latchum Michael (MJ) Latchum, Jr., Riddick Latchum, Wynter Latchum Cassandra Telencio, Jack Telencio and Andrew (Andy) Telencio. Also surviving is a sister, Anne Lewis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Ulrich. Jeff was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1976, and had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Boggs-Disharoon American Legion Post #123, and taught western line dancing for 10 years. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 12, 2018 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor John Oltman officiated. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. MARILYN “PATRICIA” GRAY (PLAYFAIR) Ocean City Marilyn “Patricia” Gray (Playfair) passed away peacefully on May 5, 2018 at the age of 82. Pat grew up moving frequently throughout the Northeast, settling in Pennsylvania where she owned and managed a dog kennel for many years. She then resided in Puerto Rico as

MAY 18, 2018 well as Florida while caring for her parents, with Ocean City becoming her final home 18 years ago. An X-ray technician by trade, Pat’s true love was showing dogs, and Patricia Gray her Afghans were well known within that community. She was extremely generous and kind to those who knew her well. She is predeceased by her husband, Ronald Gray; mother, Leone; and father, John Playfair. She is survived by her brother, James; loving nephews, David (Christine), Dan (Kimberly), Jamie (Jamie) and Mathew (Perrin), as well as great nieces and nephews. She was a unique woman who made a positive impact on many lives and will be missed greatly. KRISTY LYNN MCDONALD Ocean Pines Kristy Lynn McDonald was born Aug. 11, 1951 in Baltimore to Marilyn and Albert DeHoff. She passed away on May 3, 2018 after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her three daughters, Marilyn, Amber and Katrina, and her beloved Kristy McDonald dog, Bette. Kristy was a true Maryland girl. She grew up and raised her children in Baltimore County. She attended Edmondson Heights Elementary, Johnnycake Middle, Woodlawn High and Towson High schools, graduating in 1969. In 1996, she relocated to Ocean Pines to continue raising her children on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While living in Ocean Pines, she wrote the popular Ocean Pines Gazette cooking column, “Cookin’ with Kristy.” She had a full career as a medical

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transcriptionist, working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kernan Hospital, Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She eventually retired to The Villages, Florida. Her family is going to miss her strong will, constant support and unconditional love. Kristy’s daughters were her whole world and she always let the whole world know it. She was a hardworking, single mother and a constant example of how to be a strong independent woman. Kristy’s family is thankful to all of her friends and caregivers over the last few years that helped her fight cancer. Many people showed that compassion and empathy are all around us. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Coastal Hospice (coastalhospice.org/make-a-donation), which took amazing care of her. A Celebration of Life for Kristy will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Marina Deck in Ocean City. All who knew Kristy and her three girls are welcome to attend and raise a toast to her memory. CHARLES T. LACEY, SR. Berlin Charles T. Lacey, Sr., 82, of Berlin, Maryland, passed away on May 15, 2018 at the Dove House in Westminster, Maryland. Born Dec. 28, 1935 in Baltimore, he

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was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Kelly) Lacey and the devoted husband of Karlos Lacey. Before retiring, Charles worked for Honeywell as a licensed professional

engineer. He is predeceased by his parents; brother, Jack Lacey; and sister, Elizabeth Coleman. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Karlos Lacey; three sons, Charles Thomas Lacey, Jr. of Marriottsville, Maryland, Michael P. Lacey of Livermore, California, and Vincent P. Lacey of Marriottsville, Maryland; two daughters, Kimberly A. Sykes of Emmitsburg, Maryland, and Elizabeth Hall of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Kathleen Waters of Massachusetts, Dorothy Feeley of Lutherville Timonium, Maryland, and Claire Gillian of Rome, Georgia; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A visitation was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Eline Funeral Home in Finksburg, Maryland. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Funeral Home Finksburg. A private family interment was in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Online condolences

may be made at www.elinefh.com. DEIRDRE “DEE” BYRNE Ocean City Deirdre “Dee” Byrne, age 59, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late John Murphy and Deirdre Murphy Murphy. She is survived by her husband of 37 Dee Byrne years, Terrence ”Terry” Byrne, and children, Katherine Marie Byrne of Salisbury, Thomas Christopher Byrne and his wife, Adela, and Matthew Terrence Byrne, all of Ocean City. Also surviving is a brother, Brian Murphy and his wife, Sue, of Virginia, and a sister, Derval Jezek and her husband, Brian, of Pomfret, Maryland. There are numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Byrne worked for the Calvert County Board of Education for 20-plus years as a kindergarten and librarian assistant. She was very active in the Calvert Athletics Boosters association and was instrumental in the development of the entire Booster program for Huntingtown High School. After her retirement from the Calvert

PAGE 77 County School system, she retired to Ocean City, Maryland and worked for several years at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She loved to read and enjoyed cruising. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Rd, Berlin, Maryland. Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci will officiate. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Delaware. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. A donation in her memory may be made to the Monastary, Carmels of Port Tobacco, 5678 Mt. Carmel Road. LaPlata, Maryland 20646. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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Commissioning of battle cruiser Gneisenau

By Sam Ghaleb Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) This week, 80 years ago, the newly built German battle cruiser Gneisenau was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine. This impressive battle cruiser gave the Kriegsmarine its first truly modern capital ship. By the time Adolf Hitler became chancellor, on Jan. 30, 1933, the construction of Germany’s new navy was gaining momentum. In March of 1935, he signed the orders that essentially created the Kriegmarine, the naval branch of the German Armed Forces. With the creation of that service, the naval armament limitations imposed on Germany by the Versailles Treaty of 1919 were basically shelved. Article 181 of this treaty had limited Germany to naval

forces composed of 15,000 men, six old battleships (no more than 10,000 tons displacement each), six cruisers (no more than 6,000 tons displacement each), 12 destroyers (no more than 800 tons displacement each) and 12 torpedo boats (no more than 200 tons displacement each) and no submarines. On the morning of Nov. 27, 1918, eight months earlier, the undefeated German High Seas Fleet was scuttled at the Firth of Forth under the watchful eyes of the British Grand Fleet. These humiliating acts shaped the thinking of the Kriegsmarine officer corps and kept the navy at a disadvantage throughout World War II. The German Navy’s “Z-Plan” envisioned by Adm. Eric Ræder, and endorsed by Hitler, was designed to create a wellbalanced, powerful fleet by 1948, with

commerce warfare as its center piece. In its final version of 1938, the plan envisaged building a navy of approximately 800 ships between 1939 - 1947. The building program was to include eight new design battleships, two battle cruisers, four aircraft carriers, 15 armored ships (Panzerschiffe), five heavy cruisers, 44 light cruisers, 158 destroyers and torpedo boats, 249 submarines, as well as numerous smaller craft. Personnel strength was planned to rise to more than 200,000. Hitler also promised Adm. Ræder that he would not go to war against the western powers until 1944. Things, as usual, did not go as planned, and by the late ’30s, war had become a reality. In mid ‘30s, with the clear superiority of the Royal Navy’s capital ships, and the

new French battle cruisers Dunkerque and Strasbourg, Germany looked for more powerful units to compensate for its deficiency in heavy ships. The answer was, clearly, more tonnage was required. With the new Nazi government in power, it was decided to push the arms treaty limitations aside and proceed with two new, and much larger, battle cruisers. These ships became Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and, like all other major ships of the Kriegsmarine, they were intended to operate as commerce raiders, rather than main line units. After the outbreak of World War II, the Royal Navy called these ships “The Ugly Sisters.” The name was not meant to reflect on their looks, but rather on their mission of going after helpless merchant ships. These ships were truly handsome and had a sleek outline that resembled American heavy cruisers and battleships that appeared late in the war. The Gneisenau was built in Deutsche Werke, Kiel in Germany. Her keel was first laid down in February 1934 and construction commenced. In July 1934, construction was ceased to allow the original plans to be modified with new specifications. On May 6, 1935 the new keel was laid down and she was launched on 8 Dec. 8 1936. On May 21, 1938 she was commissioned for service with the Kriegsmarine. After a few operational trial and training missions, she was docked again in January 1939 for rebuild. It was then she received her characteristic handsome silhouette which made her look as fast as she was — the gracefully elevated “Atlantic” bow and the slanting stack. Gneisenau was named after August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhart von Gneisenau, a German officer who fought as a German auxiliary with the British in 1782 during the American Revolutionary War and later in 1807 in the Napoleonic War, seeing action against Napoleon in the Battle of Jena. The ship was christened, at her launch, by the widow of Capt. Julius Maerker, who was commander of the German armored cruiser, Gneisenau. Capt. Maerker was lost with his ship when she was sunk during the Battle of the Falklands, on Dec. 8, 1914. The Gneisenau carried a main armor belt of 13.78-inch, comparable to modern battleships of the time, and vastly heavier than the World War I British battle cruisers HMS Renown and HMS Repulse and the French fast battleships Dunkerque and Strasbourg. The ship was armed with nine 11-inch main guns. While these had long range and high muzzle velocity, they were no match for the 15-inch guns of most of the battleships of her day. The choice of armament was a result of their hasty commissioning. The main armament was a weak point. The Gneisenau’s nine 11-inch guns, were left over from cancelled pocket battleships. If a later proposal to Continued on Page 79


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WORLD WAR II Continued from Page 78 upgrade the main armament to six 15inch guns in three twin turrets had been implemented, it would have made the “The Ugly Sisters” very formidable opponents, faster than any British capital ship and nearly as well armed. But due to constraints of German prewar economy and those imposed later by World War II, this modification was not implemented until it was too late for it to make any difference. Gneisenau had a maximum displacement of about 38,000 tons. Her overall length was 753 feet, 9 inches, on completion and 770 feet, 7 inches after installation of a clipper bow in 1939. The maximum speed was 32 knots and she had a maximum range of 6,200 nautical miles at 19 knots. The maximum machinery output was 154,000 shaft-horse-power. Gneisenau also carried small aircraft onboard that were launched by a catapult. In 1939, the crew compliment was 1,669, comprised of 56 officers and 1,613 other ranks. In addition to the nine main 11-inch guns, mounted in three triple turrets, Gneisenau was armed with eight 5.9-inch guns housed in twin turrets and four 5.9inch guns which were single mounted. She also carried 14 4.1-inch anti-aircraft guns in seven twin mounts, 16 37-mm anti-aircraft guns in eight twin housings and 16 20-mm anti-aircraft guns. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Gneisenau and Scharnhorst were the largest ships of the Kriegsmarine.

Ocean City Today The Bismarck and the Tirpitz were not commissioned until a few years later. Both ships always operated together and on Nov. 23, 1939 they sank the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Rawalpindi. The sacrifice of the Rawalpindi was not in vain, as both ships, fearing that they were discovered, beat a hasty retreat to Germany. During the invasion of Norway, on April 8, 1940, the battle cruisers had a short and inconclusive clash with the battle cruiser HMS Renown, during which the Gneisenau received three hits, damaging her aft turret and radar and forcing her back for a quick repair in Kiel. Success came on the next mission, during Operation Juno. On June 8,“The Ugly Sisters” discovered and sank the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her two escorts, destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent, with heavy loss of lives. Gneisenau was later torpedoed in the North Atlantic in June by the submarine HMS Clyde, and forced to return to the port of Trondheim, Norway, for repairs. Between January and March 1941, Gneisenau and her sister made their most famous commerce raid, Operation Berlin. Twenty-two merchant ships were sunk during this operation and the Germans were able to escape pursuit despite the large effort on the part of the Royal Navy. At the end of the operation the two ships were laid in the French naval base at Brest. It was thought that this would have brought them conveniently close to the Atlantic for the next sortie, but the

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British managed to keep them at bay through persistent bombing. After a full year in harbor, Brest was deemed too unsafe for the Germans, and the ships, together with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, returned to Kiel in the daring and famous “Channel Dash” under the nose of the British. Even today, this operation is quoted in military schools as an example of effective coordination between fleet and air force. “The Channel Dash” — “Operation Cerberus,” as the Germans called it — cemented the ships’ reputation in the British press as “The Elusive Sisters.” The Germans did not escape unscathed, as both battle cruisers ran into mines and had to be repaired at dry dock in Kiel. There, on Feb. 27, 1942, Gneisenau

was hit by a bomb that penetrated the bow into the forward ammunition magazine, causing further explosions which effectively demolished the entire bow area. In April 1942, she was sent to Gotenhaven (Gdynia) — then part of Germany, but now in Poland — to be decommissioned and reconstructed. After the sinking of her sister, Scharnhorst, in December 1943, reconstruction and conversion work was halted on the Gneisenau. For the rest of the war she lay idle in Gotenhaven. At one point Hitler toyed with idea of melting these “useless big ships” to make more tanks. In March 1945, Gneisenau was sunk as a blockade ship in Gotenhaven to prevent her capture by the Red Army. She was broken up and scrapped between 1947 and 1951.

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Worcester Prep tennis teams win conference titles

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) The Worcester Prep girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both captured Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship titles. The girls’ competition consisted of five teams, while three participated in the boys’ event last Saturday on the Salisbury University courts. The girls’ and boys’ singles and doubles finals consisted of all Worcester players. In the girls’ singles finals, sophomore Annika Larsen won 8-5 over teammate, sophomore Abi Plylar. She led 3-0, but Plylar fought back and it was back and forth for the duration. “They were exhausted. It was their fourth match of the day,” Coach Cyndee Hudson said. “They really battled each other. There were incredible points and great volleys.” Since the girls’ doubles final featured two Worcester teams, Hudson gave her players the option to play on Saturday or at the Berlin school on Monday. Since it was so hot and a long day of tennis on Saturday, the girls decided to wait until Monday. Sophomores Saylor McGuiness and Mesa Cammack battled hard with senior captains Anchita Batra and Hope Sens. Points were traded throughout and in the end it went to a tiebreaker set, which Cammack and McGuiness won, 7-1. “The seniors got off to a strong start – 2-0, 2-1, 3-2, 5-2, then 7-2,” Hudson said. “Then the sophomores got to work. They’ve been in that situation before and they’re comfortable coming from behind and going into a tiebreaker.” The sophomores chipped away at the lead and pulled ahead 8-7. The seniors tied it 8-8 to force a tiebreaker set. The sophomores were then victorious, 7-1. “Coming back from 2-7 to win is an unbelievable accomplishment,” Hudson said. “They’re the doubles champs for the second year in a row, and so is Annika.” Larsen was named Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference Player of the Year as the singles champion. Larsen, Plylar, Cammack, McGuiness, Batra and Sens received All-ESIAC honors. “All of the girls played well and just kept battling,” Hudson said. The Mallards voted Larsen team MVP this year. The Coaches Award went to Batra. Sens earned the Most Improved Award. Worcester’s boys’ team also swept the tournament titles.

The Worcester Prep girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both captured Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship titles. They swept the competition, winning both singles, doubles and team awards.

“They played fantastic. Coach [Don] McMullen and I felt we had prepared all season for this day and it worked out exactly as how we wanted to,” Prep Coach Terry Underkoffler said. “They were sharp technically, smart tactically, adjusted to pressure emotionally, and physically dictated pace and presence on the court through the heat of the day.” Underkoffler said the biggest upset of the tournament was in the first round, when Worcester senior captain Brenner Maull defeated Gunston’s Sam Umidi, the 2017 ESIAC single champion, 8-4. “It was the clutch performance of his career at Worcester Prep,” Underkoffler

said. “Coach McMullen deserves a lot of credit coaching and guiding him through that match, because it featured tactics that Brenner did not use earlier in the season.” Maull had lost to Umidi earlier in the season, 8-1. Maull lost in the second round of the tournament to Prep teammate, junior Will Todd, 8-4. Junior Dominic Anthony and Todd met in the singles finals. Anthony edged out his teammate, 8-4. “Some great tennis was exhibited by both players in an intense match that featured challenging services and returns, long volleys, powerful forehands

and great on-court reactions,” Underkoffler said. “It was back and forth in the scoring, even at one point Will Todd up in the match, 4-3, until Dominic pulled away at the end to win 8-4.” In doubles competition, the Miller brothers – Brendan, a senior captain, and Colin, a junior, – faced Prep teammates, juniors Graham Hammond and Cameron Hill, for the championship. The Millers won, 8-4. “Brendan and Colin Miller outlasted their teammates in a rematch from practice days featuring, again, some strong play at the net and good serving,” UnderSee PREP Page 81


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Prep squads undefeated this year Continued from Page 80 koffler said. Anthony earned Player of the Year accolades and was presented the team MVP Award. Anthony, Todd, the Millers, Hammond and Hill received All-ESIAC honors. Maull was given the Coaches Award and the Most Improved Award went to Brendan Miller. Both Prep teams were undefeated this season. The Lady Mallards went 160 and the boys’ squad finished 12-0. Hudson and Underkoffler were pleased with the season overall.

“This was the first year we won this many matches and were undefeated [at the same time],” Hudson said. “In the beginning not knowing what we had, I’m tickled with the way everything turned out.” The team will graduate just two players – Sens and Batra – who Hudson said provided great leadership. They encouraged their teammates and motivated them. They only lost one team match in their four years playing for Worcester. Hudson said the team should be strong next year, as many underclassmen showed potential.

“If they keep working on their skills, it will add a dimension to the team,” she said. Underkoffler said this was the first time since 2005 the boys’ squad went undefeated. He said the season went “just the way Coach McMullen and I wanted it to; finishing the season with everyone in the lineup playing confident with their best tennis on tournament day.” “We graduate only Brendan and Brenner, two really important leaders, but everyone got so much better it looks great for next year,” Underkoffler said.

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) The Worcester Prep girls’ lacrosse team topped the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres, 11-6, last Friday afternoon to capture its fifth consecutive Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship. Prior to the game, Prep Coach Brooke Hahn said to win the championship title would take “intensity, heart and honing in our skills.” “We absolutely did that,” she said. “I was happy with how they kept pushing forward and didn’t let off the gas.” With a 7-3 lead at halftime, Hahn said the Lady Mallards didn’t become complacent. “At halftime they came off the field excited and positive,” she said. “They didn’t let up in the second half. It was satisfying to end the season that way. They kept the intensity up and their hearts were in it until the end.” Junior captain Delaney Abercrombie led Worcester with two goals and three assists. Senior captain Reese Gittelman, junior Gracie Gardner and sophomore Madison VanOrden scored two goals each. Sophomore captain Carly Hoffman won seven draws. She netted one goal. Hahn said senior captain Sophia Bandorick came up with some big saves in the goal for Worcester. She finished the game with 13. “Sophia was on fire and she gave us confidence,” Hahn said. Players who earned All-Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference honors were recognized after the game. Hoffman scored 42 goals for

Worcester Prep junior Gracie Gardner controls the ball during last Friday’s Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship game in Berlin against the Saints Peter & Paul Sabres. She scored two goals in the 116 victory. LISA CAPITELLI/OCEAN CITY TODAY

Worcester, had nine assists, won 96 draws and scooped up 26 ground balls this season. She was named co-Player of the Year with Saints Peter & Paul senior Caroline Murphy. Hoffman, Bandorick, VanOrden, Abercrombie, Gardner and senior Caroline Pasquariello received All-ESIAC accolades. Junior Chloe Ruddo was presented honorable mention distinction. The Mallards finished the season with a 13-3 record. “Who we were in early March was not who showed up and played Friday,” Hahn said. “I was pleased to see the growth as individual players and as a team.” Eight seniors will graduate next Friday and most were major contributors. “I think we played constantly and we won the games we should have,” Hahn said. “Everyone gained experience. If they work and continue to grow and develop, I see a lot of potential.”

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Decatur girls’ lax gets by JMB, falls to Chesapeake-AA

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team edged out the James M. Bennett Clippers, 8-7, but a few days later the Lady Seahawks’ season ended with a 13-9 loss to the Chesapeake Cougars of Anne Arundel. Decatur, the third seed in Section II of the 3A East Region, traveled to Salisbury last Friday to play second-seeded Bennett. The Seahawks were looking forward to the match after losing to the Clippers, 7-6, on May 2. The teams battled last Friday and at halftime, the score was tied 5-5. Leading 8-6, the Seahawks held on to win, despite a late goal by the Clippers. “They played great. We went in with a plan and they executed that plan,” DeSee THIS Page 83


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‘This group had the hardest work ethic I’ve ever coached’ Continued from Page 82 catur Coach Sara Braniecki said. “We made adjustments and they made the adjustments on the field flawlessly.” Sophomore Sarah Engle led Decatur with three goals and an assist. Senior captain Lily Belle Baker chipped in two goals. She won five draws. Senior captain Hattie Brous contributed a goal and two assists. Seniors Caroline Engle and Maggie Bunting scored one goal apiece. Sophomore Isy Kristick recorded six saves. “They took care of the ball, looking for really good opportunities. Their shot selection was much improved from the last time we faced Bennett,” Braniecki said. “Our defense was relentless. The girls communicate so well on defense.” Braniecki said she is incredibly proud of the Seahawks. “They are such hard workers and it’s paying off, because I can see great improvements all over the field,” she said. On Monday, the Decatur squad took a trip to Pasadena to play top-seeded

Chesapeake. “They played well. Unfortunately, we were letting them feed into the middle and they were producing off those,” Braniecki said after the 13-9 loss. “We struggled to win draws.” Sophomore Alyssa Romano was Decatur’s top producer with three goals. Baker and sophomore Abby Yesko scored two each. Both Engles netted one apiece. Kristick stopped eight shots. Decatur finished the season with a 77 record. “We didn’t have as good a record as we’ve had in the past, but we made improvements as the season went on,” Braniecki said. “This group had the hardest work ethic I’ve ever coached. They were a strong team in the way they bonded, and they supported each other.” Five girls will graduate, all of them big contributors this season. “I think we’ll be strong next year. We have a lot of young talent left,” Braniecki said. “If the girls work hard, I think we can pick up where we left off, and we’ll be in a good spot if they do.”

Woodland 2-time Bayside champion in 400-meter race

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) Stephen Decatur senior Tah’Jeem Woodland captured his second consecutive Bayside title in the 400-meter dash during last Wednesday’s 17-school conference meet in Cambridge. Woodland said he had a plan and stuck to it. He came out fast, strode through the first 100 and 200 meters, and then gave it all he had in the second half of the race. Woodland felt confident throughout the race, despite Colonel Richardson’s Marcus Johnson running it in 49 seconds earlier this season, he said. Woodland won the Bayside race in 50.67 seconds. Johnson came in second (52.32 seconds). “It was a good day,” Woodland said. “To win back-to-back [titles in the 400] feels good.” He is hoping to win his second 3A East Regional title in the event this Saturday, when the championship takes place at Reservoir High School. “I think I have a good shot as long as I continue to run my race,” he said. “I’m just really proud of him to win consecutive Bayside titles in the 400,” Decatur Coach Jody Stigler said. “He has been undefeated against Bayside competition in the 400 the past two years, so he will now have to work really hard to defend his regional title this year, as there are some really good runners in the race.”

Tah’Jeem Woodland

Woodland finished fifth in the 100meter dash (11.21 seconds) at Baysides. Athletes who also scored points for Decatur for placing eighth or better were: freshman London Drummond (high jump, fourth [tie], 5 feet 10 inches) and sophomore Eric Bontempo (discus, fourth, 121 feet 3.5 inches). The 3,200-meter relay team of sophomores Sam Rakowski, George Cheynet, Richard Poist and Matthew Brown crossed the finish line third overall (9:05.93). Drummond, senior Montrel Moore and juniors Daymont Mercer and Tyler Bernal took eighth in the 800-meter relay race (1:36.32). The Decatur boys’ team came in 12th place in the conference championship with 30.5 points. North Caroline racked up 80.5 points to win the competition. The Decatur girls’ team finished in 10th place with 19 points. Kent Island earned top honors with 126 points. Lady Seahawks who scored points for Decatur were: junior Dori Krasner (800-meter run, sixth, 2:39.86), sophomores Caela Berrie (high jump, third, 4 feet 10 inches) and Mikayla Denault See DECATUR Page 84

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Decatur track athletes to compete in regional meet Continued from Page 83 (3,200-meter run, seventh, 14:19.02), and freshman Jessica Janney (triple jump, seventh, 29 feet 8.5 inches). Krasner, Denault and juniors Noelle Dennis and Erica Hicks placed fifth in the 3,200-meter relay race (11:19.47). Senior Emma Stubblebine joined Krasner, Dennis and Denault for the 1,600-meter race. The girls took seventh (4:49.56). Stigler said track has changed in the Bayside over the past few years. There were about 800 entries in the conference meet, which he said would have been unheard of a couple years ago. “Overall, track in the Bayside Conference has gotten stronger across the board and it was evident [last Wednesday],” he said. “There were about five or

six schools that had a chance to win the meet going into the last two events. That has never happened since I started coaching. Usually the meet is either decided or down to two schools at that time. I think this illustrates that competitiveness across the board in the conference.” The 3A East Region track meet was scheduled to kick off Wednesday and continue on Saturday at Reservoir High School in Fulton, Maryland. The top four in each event will quality for states along with anyone who meets a pre-determined advancement standard for those competitions. “I just would like to see our athletes achieve their best mark at this meet, and if they can do that I will consider that a success,” Stigler said.

SD boys’ lacrosse battles hard with JMB into overtime

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) The Stephen Decatur boys’ lacrosse team won its first game of the 3A East Region tournament, 11-7, over the Chesapeake Cougars, then the Seahawks battled with the James M. Bennett Clippers and fell short, 10-9, in overtime. Second-seeded Decatur hosted No. 3 Chesapeake last Friday. After a 2-2 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Seahawks went on a fivegoal run to go into halftime ahead 72. They led 10-5 at the end of the third. Senior captain Charlie Coates tallied two goals and three assists. Senior Parker Wheeler chipped in with two goals and two assists. Senior captain Collin Eichelberger and junior Chase Porter netted two goals apiece. Sophomore goalie Tony Scafone stopped five shots. The Seahawks anticipated their next match against top-seeded Bennett after they lost, 12-8, to the Clippers on May 2. Decatur traveled to Salisbury to face Bennett on Monday. The Berlin team led 3-2 at the end of the first quarter and 6-4 at halftime. After three quarters the Seahawks held a 7-6 advantage. Decatur was ahead 9-8 with only seconds left in the competition, but Bennett scored to force overtime. “It was back and forth. It was a fantastic game,” Decatur Coach Scott Lathroum said. “Both teams played so hard. It was a battle [and] it was exciting to watch.” Senior Liam Deck logged three goals for the Seahawks. Porter netted two. Junior Kevin Beck tallied one

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Stephen Decatur senior captain Collin Eichelberger maintains possession while guarded by two Chesapeake players during the 3A East Region Section II second-round game in Berlin last Friday. He netted two goals in the 11-7 win.

goal, two assists and won six ground balls. Scafone recorded 18 saves. Lathroum said that although the Seahawks lost, they played well and “it was a good way to go out,” as he plans to step down as head coach after 14 years with the program. Decatur finished the season 9-5. “It was a lot better than last year, but we lost so many one-goal games this season,” Lathroum said. “It could have been perfect, but we couldn’t close games out.” Lathroum said he was pleased with how the boys’ played overall this season. “For me, it was a success. It was the most fun I’ve had since I’ve been head coach,” Lathroum said. “I wanted to leave on top with a good team. It’s a fantastic group of guys and the team chemistry was strong.” Lathroum said he enjoyed his time leading the Seahawks over the years. Seven seniors will graduate, but a core group will be returning next season.


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Baseball players got along well, worked hard this year

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) Top-seeded in the 3A East Region Section II bracket, the Stephen Decatur baseball team took down the James M. Bennett Clippers, 111, but then the Seahawks fell to the Chesapeake Cougars of Anne Arundel, 4-2, a few days later. After a first-round bye, Decatur hosted fourth-seeded Bennett last Saturday at 10 a.m. Prior to the game, Coach Rich Ferro had expressed his concerns Rich Ferro about the early start time, since the Seahawks typically play at 4 p.m. It didn’t seem to have any affect on the players. “They really competed well,” Ferro said. “They never really seemed out of it. [We had] solid at-bats.” Bennett scored its only run in the first inning. Decatur tallied three in the fifth and eight in the sixth. Senior Mitchell Orf led the team with six RBIs. He drove in runs on a triple in the fifth and a grand-slam home run in the sixth. Senior Tristan McDonough had two hits and two RBIs. Junior Hayden Snelsire had three hits and senior Shane

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Cioccio tallied two. Snelsire threw five innings for Decatur. He struck out eight, walked three and allowed five hits. McDonough struck out two and walked one in one inning. Second-seeded Chesapeake came to Berlin on Tuesday. Decatur took a 1-0 lead in the first. Chesapeake put four on the board to pull ahead in the third inning. The Seahawks recorded their second run in the bottom of that inning. “We fell short, 4-2, to a good team. It was a really good baseball game,” Ferro said. “It’s tough to lose, but I can’t complain how we played. “We gave up four runs in one inning,” he continued. “We made one error and they made one. It didn’t hurt them, but it hurt us. That’s the way it goes. That’s baseball.” Senior Bill Wheatley had two hits and two RBIs. Senior Stephen Bontempo had the only other hit for Decatur. McDonough struck out nine, walked four and allowed three hits in six innings. Senior Ryan Duncan gave up one hit in the final inning. After the game, many of the Decatur players and coaches hugged each other, as nine will be graduating. “It’s tough for them because they’ve been together for a long time,” Ferro said. Decatur finished the season with an

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 18, 2018) The Stephen Decatur softball team struggled to generate any offense during Monday’s 3A East Region Section II second-round game against a strong Chesapeake team in Pasadena. “You can tell how hard the Chesapeake girls work at practice and in the offseason. Their warm-up was practically flawless as was their game play,” Decatur Coach Cheryl Cheryl Harte Harte said after her team’s 13-0 loss to the Cougars of Anne Arundel. “Their pitcher completely dominated. We only got two hits the entire game and she didn’t give up any walks … Their girls could hit the snot out of the ball. We could definitely see why they were undefeated.” Fourth-seeded Decatur and Chesapeake, the No. 1 seed, both received first-round byes. With the loss, the Lady Seahawks’

season came to an end. The squad finished with a 9-10 record this year, just as it did in 2017. “Overall, I think we played much better ball this season,” Harte said. “Not having some of our injured girls [at the end of the 2018 season] weakened our game play, but I am super proud of the rest of the team for stepping up and trying to fill those empty positions.” Harte said that while she has coached five seasons at Decatur – all with some amazing girls – this was by far the best group she has worked with. “We had several low and disappointing points throughout the season, but overall this was a rewarding and enjoyable season,” she said. “These girls are truly amazing.” The team will only graduate two – captain Emma Hamilton-Blackford and Caroline Kurtz – so a core group will return next season along with some new players added to the mix. “I’m super pumped,” Harte said. “We are having some new incoming talent next year, so I can’t wait to see how far we will go.”

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