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Thousands gathered in Ocean City’s last weekend, where visitors enjoyed three days of sun and unseasonably warm water. There were 251,193 people in town over the Memorial Day holiday, up more than 8 percent over the same weekend last year, according to demoflush figures, which uses wastewater flows to estimate the city’s population.

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By Josh Davis Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) After a successful five-month festival run, the Ocean Cityset feature film “Ping Pong Summer” will finally premier in town this Saturday at Sun & Surf Cinemas on 143rd Street. The movie officially debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, also stopping at several independent festivals both nationally and internationally. Saturday’s screening is a private event. The film will see a public release the following week. “This is more of a thank you to the community who helped us, and then the real, real important situation is June 6 – the next Friday – when we open officially,” writer/director Michael Tully said. “That’s what all of this has been

aiming towards, and that’s when we’re hoping that the community will come out and show some support.” An introduction and a post-film discussion will be including in the screening, followed by an after party at Phillips Crab House. Tully, producers, and several of the younger cast members will be on hand during the premier. “I’m going to be there, the producers are going to be there, all of the kids are going to be there,” he said. “For me the most exciting thing is to try and see if we can launch careers for these really talented young kids who are from the Maryland area.” The Ocean City Boardwalk, as well as several other iconic Ocean City locations including Sun & Surf Cinemas, plays a prominent role in the film. “That’s where I used to go to movies when I was growing up and going on vacation,” Tully said. “It felt really spiritually appropriate to have it (at Sun &

Surf) where I think I actually saw ‘The Karate Kid’ myself in 1985.” Similarly set in 1985, “Ping Pong Summer” tells the story of an awkward teenager obsessed with hip hop and ping pong. The film has received positive reviews so far, earning an 83 percent rating on film aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Hollywood Reporter called the film, which stars Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and 13year-old newcomer Marcello Conte as “Rad” Miracle, “A thick slice of teenage wish-fulfillment dripping with nostalgia.” Tully said he was encouraged – but realistic – by the tone of the early reviews. “I write about movies for a living – I’m the editor of a Web site called ‘Hammer to Nails’ – and I think the most interesting movies are the ones where you go to Netflix they get five stars and the next person says one star and the next See ‘PING PONG SUMMER’ Page 3

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) The Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City wasn’t just good for many local businesses, it was outstanding, even record-setting in a number of instances. One of those seeing records fall was Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill on 54th Street where on Saturday the line to enter the restaurant stretched from the door, across the parking lot and up to the building of its predecessor, Tio Gringo’s. That Saturday was its biggest sales day ever. “It was our best Memorial Day weekend,” General Manager Carl Bozick said. “We had beautiful weather and great crowds.” Macky’s wasn’t the only local business hitting record numbers last weekend, though. Carey Distributors, which supplies beer to Worcester and other Lower Shore counties, had its largest day of the year last Thursday, Vice President Terry Loughlin said. “The weather was perfect,” he said. “It’s no secret, as long as the weather stays good, sales are good.” Meanwhile, the lines formed outside of Seacrets as early as 8 a.m. as visitors staked their claim to a space in the 18-bar, indoor-outdoor complex. So busy was the 49th Street establishment that it had to shut its door intermittently throughout the weekend to maintain capacity, General Manager Scott Studds said. “Everything went great. I think it was comparable to some of the better Memorial Days we’ve had,” he said. “Hopefully, it set a good tone for the rest of the season. We all dealt with such a harsh winter, we’re ready for good weather.” According to the city’s Demoflush statistics, which estimate population See FAST Page 12

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Continued from Page 1 person says five stars,” he said. “The main thing is to be sort of optimistic and glass half full so that if you can get one person to express that they understood what you were trying to do and that it worked for them then you should be happy. And that has happened a lot; there have been a lot of people that I really respect and admire who seemed to understand. “It’s a really tricky thing to make a movie about a functional family without there being really high-stakes movie drama,” Tully continued. “That was my intention – to make a movie inserting my own very normal, loving middle class family into an 80’s movie. I just wanted to see what that experiment would be like.” Gravitas Ventures, partnering with Millennium Entertainment, picked up “Ping Pong Summer” during its festival run. The studio plans to release the film in at least 10 markets this summer. The movie will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and through video on demand on June 6. Millennium Entertainment will release a DVD version of the film. Tully said the town was instrumental in the making of “Ping Pong Summer.” “I think it was unprecedented for us to get support from the tourism boards of Ocean City and Worcester County,” he said. “The community embraced our production in a way that is not normal for an independent movie maker, so my

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hope with the release is that it just keeps the good will and the positive energy going out into the universe. There wasn’t a day that went by that somebody didn’t come up to me and tell me that they had been an extra in ‘Violets are Blue,’ which was the last movie shot in Ocean City proper in 1985, so I feel like if people were still talking about ‘Violets are Blue’ in 2012 then we should be good.” Ocean City will be the last stop on the prelease tour of screenings. “For me Ocean City is the end point and the starting point, so the fact that we’ve had this really good world tour and we’ve shown it all over from Holland to Denmark to San Francisco – the idea of timing the last screening before

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Cuts to county budget for FY 2015 nearly completed By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners are close to balancing the budget for fiscal year 2015. After Tuesday’s budget work session, the budget had a shortfall of only about $100,000 and the commissioners were glad to leave it up to county staff to work it out. “Are you comfortable with finding $100,000?” Commissioner Judy Boggs asked Harold Higgins, the county’s chief administrator officer. “You betcha,” Higgins said. It was actually Higgins, Budget Officer Kathy Whited, Finance Officer Phil Thompson and Assistant Finance Officer Jennifer Swanton, the members of the Budget Review Committee, who had made more than $2 million in cuts to get the budget close to being balanced. “Your expertise on the financial end has been a big help,” Bud Church, president of the county commissioners, told Higgins. Changes recommended by the review committee and approved by the commissioners included designating $1.34 million from the unassigned fund balance for government building repairs, vehicles, and road paving. They also approved the committee’s recommendation to cut $226,2325 that had been requested for two deputies and vehicle packages for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. They also cut more than $200,000 requested by social service entities, charities and other organizations. “Everybody has their hand out and sometimes we have to prioritize,” Higgins said. “The only one that gives me heartache is AGH,” Church said. The two most important things for people moving to an area are educa-

tion and hospital, he said. “They’re one of the cornerstones of the community,” Church said. “I’m pleading with my fellow commissioners to grant them $100,000 this year.” Atlantic General Hospital had asked for $100,000 but received $50,000 in the current fiscal year. It had been penciled in at $100,000 for fiscal year 2015, but the committee lowered it to $50,000. After Church’s plea, the commissioners, with Boggs opposed, decided to give the hospital $75,000. “We should be totally supportive of AGH,” Commissioner Louise Gulyas said. Coastal Hospice had made a late request for $50,000. Gulyas recommended deleting Coastal Hospice from the list of organizations receiving money because, she said, it would hold fundraisers. The commissioners decided to grant $10,000. The Cricket Center, which helps victims of child abuse, received nothing in fiscal year 2014 and had been recommended to get $18,500. The commissioners agreed to grant $10,000. “They do a great job,” Commissioner James Purnell said. Diakonia had requested $58,000, but will get $42,000, the same amount it received this year. Kenille’s Kupboard, the animal food pantry in West Ocean City run by Kenille Davies, received $1,000 in the current fiscal year, but will receive no funds from the commissioners in fiscal year 2015. “That’s a private thing,” Boggs said. County employees will get their step increase, a .50 percent cost of living increase and longevity bonuses for those who are qualified. There will be no tax increase for property owners. The commissioners will adopt the general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2015 on June 3.

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Handgun question

A 24-year-old Indian Head, Pa., man was charged May 24 with possession of a handgun in a vehicle and on his person. Ocean City police were on bike patrol at the inlet parking lot when Chase Robert Hitlan asked them if he could carry a handgun here. An officer asked him if he had a handgun with him and he said he did not. Hitlan said his handgun was under the front seat of a friend’s vehicle. Police went with Hitlan to a parking lot near 22nd Street and he directed them to the vehicle. They searched, but found no gun. Then Hitlan said he remembered the gun had been in his back pocket while he was walking on the Boardwalk. Later, he put the gun in a suitcase in his hotel room. Police then went to the hotel room

where they found the gun is a zippered pouch in his suitcase. It was a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson.

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Francisco Mejia, 26, of Germantown, was charged May 24 with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon and possession of a martial arts weapon after police found an expandable baton in his vehicle. Police had stopped the vehicle at Worcester Street and Baltimore Avenue at about 9:50 p.m.

Ambulance tampering

Bernard Fred McKeever, 28, of Fairfax Station, Va., was charged May 24 with obstructing firefighters at an emergency scene and tampering with a motor vehicle. Emergency personnel were at the

scene of a three-vehicle crash with multiple injured persons at Coastal Highway and 66th Street at about 8:45 p.m. An Ocean City Fire Department captain was overseeing the crash scene and ambulances were present. One injured person was being treated in an ambulance that was stopped on Coastal Highway. According to Ocean City police, McKeever walked to the ambulance and opened the passenger side storage cabinet. Then he opened the ambulance’s passenger side entrance door. The captain told McKeever to leave, but he refused. McKeever also refused to leave when police told him to leave, so he was arrested.

Alleged assault

Caroline Abisola Okutuga, 21, and Rahzel Carlos Ashby, 22, both of Washington, D.C., were charged May 25 with

MAY 30, 2014 second-degree assault, affray and disorderly conduct after Ocean City police witnessed them in a fight. Police saw them striking each other with closed fists in the street at 10th Street. Approximately 50 people were watching the altercation.

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Maryland State Police troopers from the Berlin Barracks were working a Memorial Day Weekend speed enforcement initiative on eastbound Route 50 at Route 346 at about 2:15 p.m. when a vehicle was stopped for traveling 68 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. When troopers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from it. A probable cause search was conducted which resulted in locating 19.27 grams of marijuana, hashish oil and numerous articles of drug paraphernalia. Due to the quantity of 16.29 grams, the driver, Patricia Marie Johnston, 29, of Laurel was taken before the District Court commissioner, who released her on her personal recognizance. The passenger, Amanda Morehead of Laurel, who had 2.98 grams of marijuana, was processed and released on a criminal citation.

Various illegal drugs

On May 24, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling northbound on Route 113 in the area of Woodside Lane in Snow Hill at about 9 a.m. when he stopped a vehicle for traveling 70 miles per hours in a 55mile-per-hour zone. The deputy identified the driver of the vehicle as David Phillip Zani, 23, of Portsmouth, Va. A search of the vehicle produced suspected marijuana cigarettes and suspected heroin, along with paraphernalia. Zani was issued a warning for speeding and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one charge of possession of paraphernalia. 

County PTAs set candidates forum (May 30, 2014) PTAs from northern Worcester County have collaboratively organized a Board of Education Candidate Forum for parents and community members. The candidate forum will be held on Wednesday, June 4, in Berlin Intermediate School’s cafeteria, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will last for about one hour. Board of Education candidates will have an opportunity to answer questions. With three of the four northerndistrict Board of Education positions up for election, it is an important opportunity to meet the candidates and stay informed about current education related-issues, as well as to listen to the views of each candidate. For questions, contact BIS PTA President Trisha Kauffman at 410-706-2257.


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State fire groups to promote smoke detector installation Testing of devices also on agenda for Firemen’s Association, leadership

(May 30, 2014) The Office of the State Fire Marshal is partnering with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and Maryland Fire Chief’s Association to have all fire and rescue departments promote the testing and installation of working smoke alarms in the state. May 17-18 was the first statewide Community Risk Reduction weekend with participation from all fire departments across the state. This program was designed as a through canvassing effort to provide fire safety education and 10-year long-life battery operated smoke alarms for the communities we so proudly serve. Working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 70 percent

of fire deaths result from fires in homes with non-working smoke alarms or no smoke alarms at all. Our goal is to ensure that citizens understand the importance and value of fire safety in their lives and to help protect their quality of life by checking and/or installing new smoke alarms as needed. Chances of surviving a fire in your home are increased by 50 percent when working smoke alarms are activated during a fire. The early notification of these devices provides a greater opportunity to escape the effects of fire. During the smoke alarm installation program, local fire department members will spread throughout areas within their local communities in an effort to promote this life saving effort. No fire safety program is complete without having a fire escape plan. The entire family should plan and practice their plan together at least twice a year.

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OC prepares for social media party event ‘College Takeover Weekend’ coming to resort estimating 40,000 possible attendees By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Maybe there will be a “College Takeover Weekend” beginning next Thursday and, then again, maybe not. As it is, resort officials and businesses are expecting a busy time of it, what with recently graduated high school seniors beginning to arrive, lacrosse tournaments taking place and the Mako Mania fishing tournament throwing off the mooring lines and heading offshore. But the so-called “College Takeover?” An unnamed source at the Web

site partyheadzdc.com said as many as 40,000 people could come to Ocean City for the June 5-8 four-day event. Given that the gathering has no real organizational structure and is being promoted via Twitter and other social media, there is no way for officials to know if anything will happen. The semi-impromptu gathering caters to students in historically black colleges and universities. A similar gathering in Virginia Beach in 2013 led to three shootings, three stabbings, three robberies and considerable disorder. The Virginia Beach Police Department spokeswoman said the event was not promoted by anyone in particular. “It’s not organized and there’s no promoter for it. Individual people put

out fliers for it,” said Master Police have any problem,” Meehan said. Officer Tonya Borman of the Virginia He also said he had no estimate on Beach Police Department, on Tues- the number of people who might atday. tend College Takeover Beach Week “It’s basically a college getaway and that it “might hinge on how much weekend.” play this might get in the press.” Ocean City officials and police cusUsually, the resort government tomarily follow social media to keep goes through a process of approving abreast of what is happening that special events, but happenings promight affect the resort and what moted via social media “kind of throw groups might be coming. us a curveball. With organized events, “Social media is a busy place these we know what they’ll be.” As for the days,” Mayor Rick new events proMeehan said Tuesmoted online, he day. “You’ll find said the town will events put together ‘Social media is a busy place continue to see by one or two peo- these days, You’ll find events put them as long as ple, and calls to ac- together by one or two people, people use social tion to meet at a and calls to action to meet media. certain place.” Such events, at a certain place.’ People used to Meehan said, “can Mayor Rick Meehan pass out fliers and really work for you use radio anor can throw you a nouncements to curve ball. All we promote such events, “but now all can do is what we do for all,” Meehan you have to do is put out a call to ac- said. “Welcome them to Ocean City tion and ask people to meet in one and hope they obey the rules. It’s a place,” he said. new world.” Meehan said he did not know who The Ocean City Police Department or what was promoting the event, but will have its full complement of seapartyheadzdc did post an online flier sonal officers and will be assisted about the weekend. Its Web site fea- next weekend by allied law enforcetures fliers of parties, information ment agencies. about rappers and party videos. “We have a very proactive, strate“As long as when they get here, gic enforcement plan,” Public Inforthey follow the rules of Ocean City mation Officer Lindsay O’Neal said and do as expected, we shouldn’t Tuesday. “We are fully prepared for

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anything that comes our way. Our officers are ready for this.” The police department’s command staff has been in contact with various sections of the community and encourages business owners to be prepared for the influx of visitors. Police officers will be concentrating on the Boardwalk, where a crowd is anticipated. “If it gets to the point where the officers are hard to spot, there will be a call-out for them to wear yellow vests,” she said. Virginia Beach police wore bright yellow vests when the college students visited that resort this past April for College Beach Weekend. According to an online article at www.wnd.com, Virginia Beach had 900 emergency calls to 911 in the four-hour period last year. In addition to the aforementioned incidents, mob violence, fights, malicious destruction and harassment also was reported. A similar congregation of students in April, however, was much more subdued, Borman said. “We didn’t have that this year,” Borman said. “We treat it like a holiday weekend,” Borman said. Ocean City businesses might follow suit. “I don’t expect anybody to close because it’s the height of the season. I haven’t heard of anyone who wouldn’t be open,” said Susan Jones, executive director of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, on Tuesday. Jones acknowledged some jitters among business owners. “Who wouldn’t be apprehensive?” she said. City Councilman Brent Ashley, who owned and operated a motel for 30 years said Tuesday that he tried not to rent rooms to groups of people, because it could lead to drinking and problems not encountered with families. “When I had the motel, I didn’t like [to rent] to any group,” Ashley said. “When you get groups, you have the potential for more problems. Mine was for family rentals. “In theory, we like to welcome everybody, but we don’t need a lot of trouble.”

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OPA BRIEFS By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) The Ocean Pines Association board of directions discussed the following topics during the Saturday, May 24, meeting.

Political signs OPA attorney Joe Moore said the homeowners association could restrict political signs in common areas and could limit them to not more than 30 days before an election and seven days after an election. That applies to candidates for primary elections and the general election. Therefore, those candidates could have their signs displayed for only 37 days for each of those elections. The signs, he said, could be any size and a property owner could have more than one sign for any particular candidate. OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

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Appointments Frederick “Rick” Jackson was appointed to the Communication Advisory Committee. Leslie Shippee was appointed to the Tennis Advisory Committee and Don Flax was appointed to the Environmental and Natural Assets Advisory Committee. All three were appointed for the first time. Judy Butler and Bob Abele were appointed to the Environmental and Natural Assets Advisory Committee for second terms.


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Chief goes over regs with Council Questionable tattoos could keep otherwise worthy applicant off police force

By Phil Jacobs Editor (May 30, 2014) Education. References. Resume. Tattoos. To wear an Ocean City Police Department badge, all of the above have to check out positively. In other words, your resume can include college honor rolls and highly respected references. But if you have questionable tattoos, better apply elsewhere. OCPD Chief Ross C. Buzzoro briefed the City Council Tuesday about tattoo regulations. Two years ago, the department adopted regulations that restricted the display of tattoos, according to OCPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professional Standards Lieutenant Brian Cardamone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The former policy completely prohibited any tattoos that would be visible while wearing a police uniform as well as prohibiting offensive tattoos as defined by the policy.â&#x20AC;? Under that policy, if an applicant had tattoos that would be visible while wearing a uniform or had offensive tattoos anywhere, then the applicant would not be considered for

employment.â&#x20AC;? What was discussed in the City Council chamber made the policy more liberal in respect to what is permissible, according to Lt. Cardamone. OCPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former policy would have totally prohibited forearm or lower leg tattoos, because they would be

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Ocean City Police Department sets very high professional standards for all of our employees so that we can better serve our community. This revision to our tattoo policy keeps in line with those high standards while still allowing a level of personal expression for those that choose to have tattoos.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lindsay Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, OCPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public affairs specialist visible in a summer uniform which includes short sleeved shirts for all officers and shorts for bike riding officers. Revisions which were passed at the Council meeting would permit an individual to have forearm or leg tattoos so long as they are not offensive.

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DJ Tuff takes a photo of the crowd at Seacrets from his deejay booth/bus last Saturday. So busy was the 49th Street establishment that it had to shut its door intermittently throughout the weekend to maintain capacity, General Manager Scott Studds said.

Fast start gives resort hope Continued from Page 1 based on wastewater usage, 251,193 people came to town over the threeday weekend — more than an 8 percent increase over the same weekend last year, said Jessica Waters, communications manager for the city. “Everyone looks at Memorial Day nationally as the unofficial beginning of the summer season and I hope that this weekend is a testament to how great the rest of the summer is going to be,” Waters said. Though she doesn’t have the numbers by weekend, Susan Jones of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, said some member hotels booked out for Memorial Day and their advanced reservations “seem to

be steady” for the upcoming summer. “It felt busy. It felt really nice,” Jones said of the holiday weekend. “The horrible winter that … kept people inside definitely built up some demand. There’s a bit of optimism going into the season.” While sunny skies and warm temperatures kept foot traffic on the boards and in stores high, the beach was a draw last weekend, too, Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin said. The ocean hit an unseasonably warm 62 degrees over the weekend. “The beach was packed. It was like the middle of August out there on Sunday,” Arbin said. “It was incredible.” The traditional start of high sum-

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The line to get into Macky’s on 54th Street last Saturday winded through the parking lot. “It was our best Memorial Day weekend,” General Manager Carl Bozick said.

City reports 8 percent crowd hike mer season, Memorial Day weekend is when Beach Patrol lifeguards take to their stands in full force. They launched the season with a prayer service on the Boardwalk Saturday morning followed by a pre-season leadership meeting and were on guard by 10 a.m. That proved necessary when a swell blew in Sunday, leading to about 100 rescues over the weekend, Arbin said. That’s high for Memorial Day, when the water is traditionally cold, but normal for later summer weekends with comparable water temperatures, he said. Arbin is hopeful that the warm water is here to stay, drawing more people to the resort and its 10 miles of Atlantic shoreline throughout the summer. “Having the water temperature as warm as it is right now indicates to me that it’ll stay warm this year,” he said. “It was a great opening.” And while foot traffic was up, crime was not, the Ocean City Police Department reported. The total number of calls for police service between Friday and Monday was 1,615 — 14 less

than the same period last year, when there were about 20,000 fewer guests in town. Police made 108 arrests, up from 92 last year. “Even though we saw many more visitors, our crime statistics for the weekend were on par with years past,” said Lindsay O’Neal, police department spokesperson. “It was a great start for us to the summer season and we are prepared to provide our citizens with another safe summer.” While they hope the weather holds, business owners are cautious to forecast the summer based on one good weekend. “We hope that it bodes well for the summer, but in all honesty, if it rains for the next month, then our business is going to drop down,” Bozick said, recalling last year’s season that got off to a slow, cold and rainy start. “We are so weather-driven here. If the weather forecast is calling for rain, sometimes we don’t’ get the crowds we’re used to getting,” Loughlin said. “We just hope it doesn’t rain at all between now and Labor Day.”

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Report shows city real estate leveling out Study notes gaps between asking, closing prices have shown considerable loss

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Down is the new up, apparently. A comprehensive market report for 2013 shows that real estate prices in the resort have likely reached the lowest point in the parabolic downward curve caused by the 2008 recession, while total sales have continued to climb. More importantly, the gap between average asking prices and closing prices has shrunk considerably, indicating that the chronic overvaluing of properties caused by the early-2000s boom is nearing an end. “In the 45 years I’ve had my license, I’ve seen five cycles of creating a mountain and then sliding back down,” said local realtor and appraiser Bobby Jester. “People have to forget the old days and get back to reality. If you don’t have the property on the market at a value, people are going to walk.” The report comes from real estate advisory firm Lipman, Frizzell & Mitchell, LLC, former publishers of “Ocean City Revisited” market summary. The firm, since acquired by the Valbridge Property Advisors group, ceased mass distribution of the report

in 2011, but still compiles data for se- mon, President-Elect of the Coastal Aslect clients including the Town of sociation of Realtors. “What we have Ocean City as well as several large seen change in the price point of what’s banks and investors. selling. All our gains have been in the “We don’t make predictions any- lower end, it seems.” more per se, but we have always colProperties under $500,000 have lected the data,” said LF&M partner risen from around 70 percent of the David Brooks. market in 2007 to around 90 percent “Generally, what we’ve seen recently since 2011, according to LF&M’s data. is that people are either realizing their CAR’s own statistics indicate that, as of properties are overvalued, or are cling- this spring, 70 percent of the market is ing to the notion that their condo was under $400,000. worth $1 million This accompanies when it was really ‘The average sale price has stayed a record low number $600,000, or that it days on market, consistent for a while. What we of was $600,000 when an average of 204 in it was really more have seen change in the price 2013 versus a high of like $200,000,” point of what’s selling. All our 347 in 2008, when Brooks said. gains have been in the lower end, the average selling “That’s not price was $413,794 it seems.’ unique to Ocean but only 632 units City, it’s pretty uni- Vicki Harmon, president-elect sold. versal,” Brooks said. of the Coastal Association of “The high-end “But in Ocean City’s properties are defiRealtors market, it’s really apnitely not selling as parent.” fast as the $400,000 and below,” HarIn 2013, according to LF&M’s re- mon said. port, the average selling price of a “From what I’ve seen, if it’s priced condo in the resort dropped 1.4 percent right and in decent condition, people to $289,700 from $293,869 in 2012. are looking at the MLS [multiple listing The total number of sales was up, how- system] like sharks waiting to feed on ever, from 820 in 2012 to 860 last year, the value units,” Jester said. with the total value of all sales rising From LF&M’s data, 2011 actually from roughly $240 million in 2012 to appeared to be the beginning of the $250 million this year. level bottom for the local market. “The average sale price has stayed While total sales hit a bottom point, consistent for a while,” said Vicki Har- 2011 also saw an unprecedented drop

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Guido’s Burritos former Angelo’s Italian Cuisine

By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Burritos and quesadillas will replace ravioli and lasagna at 33rd Street, but the new owner will not have alcohol beverage privileges at as many outdoor seats as he had hoped. Guido’s Burritos owner Rocco Di Filippo asked the Board of License Commissioners on May 20 for those privileges for 138 seats outside the former Angelo’s Italian Cuisine, but they turned him down. They did not want him selling or serving alcohol to patrons in an area on the east side just a few feet from Coastal Highway, but will permit alcoholic sales, service and consumption at 56 seats on the restaurant’s outside deck on its north side. They also prohibited the proposed outside bar on the east side and outside speakers. Because the board only controls alcohol, Di Filippo may allow people to eat on the remaining seats of the east side. Substantial construction has been taking places at the restaurant. The roof structure is being altered and improved. The interior has been gutted, more booth seating is being created and a service bar is being added.

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Guido’s Burritos to replace Angelo’s Italian Cuisine on 33rd Street.

There are no changes, however, to the Sandbar Lounge on the south side of the building. The alcoholic beverage license for Angelo’s Italian Cuisine allowed entertainment of up to four pieces seven nights per week in the lounge plus three games, two pool tables and Karaoke. It also permitted an upstairs comedy club. Years ago, Gunning’s Comedy Club was in that space. And even earlier, it was an after-hours club. Attorney Mark Cropper, on behalf of Di Filippo, told the board that the privilege for the comedy club could be eliminated, but Di Filippo would

like to continue the remaining privileges, plus add outside speakers for background music. He also wanted alcoholic sales, service and consumption on an elevated deck, with a 42-inch-tall railing, between the restaurant and the highway. A 5-foot-wide landscaped buffer would be between the sidewalk along Coastal Highway and the deck’s railing. Cropper presented photographs of 20 restaurants with outside seating. Seven of those have alcoholic service outside. Under questioning by Cropper, Di Filippo said outside seating is essen-

tial to the success of Guido’s Burritos. Board member Charles Nichols said he was concerned about the public’s safety in the outdoor seating area and suggested getting rid of it and the bar. The board approved the transfer of the alcoholic beverage license from Angelo’s to Guido’s and gave alcoholic beverage privileges to 56 seats on a deck on the north side of the building. Di Filippo said he hopes to open Guido’s Burritos on 33rd Street in early July. The first Guido’s Burritos is located on the Boardwalk at 7 N. Atlantic Ave.


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Megan Fulton prepares to receive her diploma Wednesday night during the 2014 Stephen Decatur High School commencement ceremony at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street.

Andrew Borradaile stands as one of handful of Stephen Decatur High School graduates recognized for earning Summa Cum Laude honors for a weighted cumulative GPA of 5.05 or higher during the school’s commencement ceremony Wednesday night at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

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Austin Birch shakes Board of Education President Bob Rothermel’s hand before receiving his diploma Wednesday night during the 2014 Stephen Decatur High School commencement ceremony at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

Senior members of the Stephen Decatur High School Chorus sing “For Good” from the musical “Wicked” during the school’s commencement ceremony Wednesday night at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

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Stephen Decatur High School graduates line the stage at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Wednesday night during their 2014 commencement ceremony.


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WORCESTER PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADUATION

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Worcester Preparatory School class of 2014 President Razaak Eniola delivers a farewell address to fellow graduates during the school’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony last Friday.

Graduate Robert Rogers accepts the American Legion scholarship award from Anthony D’Antonio, director of college counseling at Worcester Preparatory School, during the school’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony last Friday.

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Charlotte O’Malley accepts her diploma from Charles Jenkins, president of Worcester Preparatory School’s Board of Trustees, during the school’s 42nd annual commencement ceremony last Friday.

Worcester Preparatory School graduates, from left, James Welch, Elizabeth Truitt, Sophia Tomaselli and Alissa Talbert wait for the rest of their class to join them on stage during their commencement ceremony last Friday.

Worcester Preparatory School’s 54 seniors wear T-shirts representing the colleges he/she plans to attend. Pictured row 1, from left, are Somer Schaeffer, Salisbury University; Alie Greer, University of Florida, College of Engineering; Meg Lingo, Furman University; Kristen Shriver, Winthrop University; Claire Stickler, University of Pennsylvania; Frankie Willing, Randolph-Macon College; Jennifer Karsli, University of California, Los Angeles; Sarah Arrington, Washington and Lee University; Hannah Esham, University of Delaware; Madison O’Malley, High Point University; Hannah Showell, College of Charleston; Bethany Wolpin, Florida Atlantic University; Lilly DiNardo, University of Virginia; Cynthia Delaney, Virginia Wesleyan College; Shelby Rohde, James Madison University; McKenna Shanahan, Towson University and Alissa Talbert, Salisbury University; (row 2) J.B. Loomis, Flagler College; Saqib Khan, University of Maryland; Lydia Pritchard, Loyola University of Maryland; Maddie Stearns, Loyola University of Maryland; Laney Messiter, Loyola University of Maryland; Jack Pedigo, University of Tennessee; Maddie Pilchard, Stanford University; Ariella Anthony, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Claire Dorey, Towson University; (row 3) Razaak Eniola, Harvard University; Megan Brown, College of Charleston; Thomas Buas, University of Maryland; Libby Truitt, University of Maryland; Sophia Tomaselli, University of Maryland; Chris Klug, University of Maryland; Alex Scott, Fordham University; Robby Rogers, Virginia Military Institute; Lucas Payne, Washington and Lee University; Chase Schmehling, Florida State University, College of Business; Ryan Nally, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Megan Kuczma, Elizabethtown College and Noah Conboy, Flagler College; (row 4) Jamie Welch, Gettysburg College; Lucas Baier, George Washington University; Kyle Zarif, Fordham University; Ben Clark, University of Delaware; Daniel Rosa, College of William and Mary; Billy Brittingham, University of Miami; Mark Gee, Swarthmore College; Lane Spangler, University of Virginia, Greg LaMotte, American University; Lorenzo De Jesus, Northeastern University; Matt Reilly, University of Richmond; Isaiah Nsah, University of Hartford, College of Engineering; Jack Marshall, Michigan State University and Zachary Manning, Flagler University. Missing from the photo is Sarah Freund, Franklin & Marshall College.


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Worcester Prep, Decatur students graduate Seniors receive millions in scholarships, grants as well as awards, other accolades

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) More than 350 seniors graduated from Worcester Preparatory School and Stephen Decatur High School this past week. Fifty-four Worcester Prep students walked the stage of the Athletic and Performing Arts Center during the school’s 42nd annual commencement exercises last Friday in Berlin. They are on their way to 42 colleges in 14 states in the fall. Setting a new record, this year’s graduating class received 207 scholarships topping $7 million, the school’s Headmaster Barry Tull said. He named Alissa Talbert salutatorian for her GPA of 99.42 and Clair Stickler valedictorian for her 99.51 GPA. “You are an extraordinary group of young people,” Board of Trustees President Charles Jenkins said to the graduates. “I wish you every bit of happiness and success.” Commencement Speaker Jessica Beckstead, a Worcester Prep alumna and managing director of international sales at Forex Capital Markets, encouraged the graduates to pursue their own definitions of success. “Regardless of what your dream is or what your definition of success is, the path to getting there has not changed. It requires hard work and lots of it,” Beckstead said. “There is no substitute for hard work.” Using her own shortcomings and eventual success overseeing sales on a global scale at FXCM as an example, she encouraged students to take whatever stumbling blocks they face — a bad exam grade, being cut from a sports team, or failing a class — and turn them into motivation to work harder. “Bill Gates once said, ‘It is fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to head the lessons of failure,” Beckstead said. “The point is that when you fail, you need to pick yourself back up.” She ended by encouraging students to follow their ambitions. “Do not ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If you think you can do it, go for it, regardless of what anyone else says,” Beckstead said. “Like Wayne Gretzky once said, ‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.’” The Upper School chorus performed “The Impossible Dream” during the ceremony with solos by several graduating seniors, including class President Razaak Enoila. He delivered a farewell address to fellow students during the ceremony. “It is easy for one to falsely perceive that we have finally reached our last and final destination,” Enoila said. But “graduation is not the end. It is the beginning — the beginning of

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Speaker Louis Goffredi, a Stephen Decatur High School teacher, addresses the class of 2014 during the school’s commencement ceremony Wednesday night at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

the rest of our lives, the beginning of something new, unfamiliar and exciting.” He encouraged fellow graduates to strive for greatness. “Our future is incredibly bright,” Enoila said. On Wednesday night, 303 of the 319 Stephen Decatur High School graduates turned their tassels at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in front of a room packed with family and friends. In keeping with the tradition at most universities, the Worcester County Board of Education agreed to abolish class rank and the corresponding valedictorian and salutatorian recognition several years ago. A three-tired senior recognition program that recognizes a larger number of graduates took its place. Students’ cumulative weighted GPAs were calculated at the end of the third marking period in English, math, social studies, science, world languages and Advanced Placement courses. Students who earned a 5.05 GPA or higher received Summa Cum Laude honors, those receiving a 4.95.04 GPA earned Magna Cum Laude accolades, and those earning a 4.84.89 GPA received Cum Laude distinction. All three tiers stood for recognition during the commencement ceremony. Of the graduates, 134 (42 percent) will attend four-year colleges or universities and 106 (33 percent) will at-

tend two-year schools. Ten students (3 percent) will study at trade and technical schools, 49 (16 percent) will go into the workforce and 20 (6 percent) will enlist in the military, which will provide further training and education. The top college choice for Decatur graduates was Wor-Wic, with 89 planning to attend classes there in the fall. A further 27 will remain in the area to study at Salisbury University. Other popular colleges included Towson University, the University of Maryland and Delaware Technical & Community College, each welcoming 10 Decatur graduates in the fall. In all, the graduates will attend 82 colleges and universities. The class received more than $9.6 million in scholarship awards and will accept more than $3.5 million in tuition aid. Students received recognition for athletic and other awards at separate banquets prior to Wednesday’s commencement exercises. “We’ve got a lot of kids moving on and doing great things, going to colleges and universities all over the country,” said Stephen Decatur Principal Thomas Zimmer. “I know they’ll be successful in whatever they do.” Zimmer’s advice to the graduates was to work hard and realize they will face adversity as they move to college and careers. “It’s how you react to adversity and failure that shapes your future,” he

said. “You are our future and I am confident that you will serve us well,” said Dr. Jerry Wilson, superintendent of Worcester County’s schools. “You are graduating from the No. 1 school system in Maryland.” He referenced Williams Shakespeare’s quote, “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts,” encouraging students that, whatever the part is, to perform it to the best of their abilities. The class of 2014 officers were again allowed to choose their own commencement speaker and landed on Louis Goffredi, a retired teacher and well-loved substitute at Stephen Decatur. He left seniors with some parting advice. “You will make an impression on others — be sure to make it a positive one,” he said, and “whatever you do, do it with gusto.” He continued: “Do your job to the best of your ability… Accept the responsibility you are given and try.” Goffredi advised the graduates to continue learning because “the more you know, the better you will be prepared for what life has to offer.” “We all know that you are ready, capable and anxious to get on with your lives,” he said. "We can’t wait to see you shine.”


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Resort preps for hurricane season Predictions show threats at average or below average levels for summer months

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) With hurricane season’s official arrival June 1, the resort has been preparing for strong storms. But the threat of those storms is average or below average this year, based on predictions by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In a release last week, NOAA predicted eight to 13 tropical storms and three to six hurricanes, one or two of which would reach a serious Category 3 status or higher. In a “normal” year, there would be 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes during the June 1 through Nov. 30 season. Even with this lighter load of storms forecasted, NOAA’s Gerry Bell urged resort residents to prepare for emergency events. “Coastal residents need to prepare every hurricane season regardless of the outlook, because it only takes one storm striking your area to make for a bad season,” said the climate specialist and research meteorologist. “It only takes one event to have a bad day in Ocean City,” agreed Joe Theobald, the town’s Emergency Services Director. To ready citizens for the season, the city hosted its annual town hall meeting last Wednesday. Participants discussed how Ocean City tracks storms, evacuation planning, shelters and individual and family preparedness planning. “It’s an annual wakeup call for the community that hurricane season is upon us,” Theobald said. Families should have a plan for everything from how to secure their homes to where they’ll go in the case of evacuations. Ocean City’s last total evacuation was during Hurricane Irene in 2011, though part of the city fled during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Theobald stressed that “government will provide as much service as possible, but there shouldn’t be an expectation that we’ll be a final answer. “It could be up to 72 hours before we are able to reach them (individuals who need help) and provide some relief,” he said. Theobald recommended that families stock enough food and water to sustain themselves without power for three days. The city continuously promotes storm preparedness at special events in town and through Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members, who logged thousands of hours hanging out fliers last year. Visit http://oceancitymd.gov/Emergency_Management/emergencymgmt.html for Ocean City’s emergency management resources. New this year, NOAA’s National

Hurricane Center will post colorcoded maps to show residents how far from the shoreline the water will spread and how high that water will rise — what’s known as a storm surge. Those maps could prove useful in Ocean City, which is only about half a mile wide. They will be issued 48 hours before a storm makes landfall and updated every six hours, helping residents decide whether the evacuate their homes. Federal forecasters predicted lower-than-average activity this hurricane season based on several factors, including cooler waters traversing the Atlantic Ocean’s tropics and strong potential that El Niño will form this year. El Niño creates strong wind shear, making it harder for storms to gain enough speed to become hurricanes. It last occurred in 2009. “El Niño is expected to offset the more conducive wind and air pressure patterns that have been in place since 1995 in association with the current high activity era for Atlantic hurricanes,” Ball said. Though NOAA’s May predictions since 2008 have been correct twothirds of the time, warmer sea-surface temperatures or the failure of El Niño to develop could lead to higher-thanpredicted storm activity, he said. Last year, for example, NOAA

called for above-normal activity during hurricane season, but a strong, persistent jet stream pattern quashed that forecast. Ball stressed “NOAA’s outlooks are for the hurricane season as a whole, and are not a prediction of how many storms may strike the United States.” In other words, there’s no way to know how many tropical storms or hurricanes will make landfall on the United States. Forecasters name tropical storms when winds reach 39 mph and hurricanes when wind speed picks up to 74 mph. The first storm name on this year’s list is Arthur. Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.sht ml for the full list of names. In the case of a storm, visit www.ocmdemergency.gov. Other resources include the Ocean City Government Access Channel on Comcast channel 4, WBOC on channel 6 or WMDT on channel 7; local radio stations WQHQ 104.7, WSCL 89.5, WQJZ 97.1 or AM 1670; and the OC recorded information hotline at 410723-6666. Visit http://oceancitymd.gov/ Emergency_Management/emergencymgmt.html for more local information or check FEMA’s www.ready.gov or MEMA’s www.mema.maryland.gov.

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Tap House given tentative liquor license by board

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This property on the Boardwalk between Fourth and Fifth Streets is being excavated for an underground parking garage for a proposed, but not permitted, Tap House restaurant.

By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) The Board of License Commissioners granted a tentative approval for a liquor license last week for a proposed Tap House restaurant on the Boardwalk at Fourth Street. If owner Avi Sibony fails to check in with the board within 90 days however, the tentative approval will end. Some neighbors and owners of nearby restaurants strenuously opposed the new Tap House, which would have the same menu at the Tap House Bar and Grille at 45th Street and Coastal Highway and at Ninth Street in the rear of the Paradise Plaza Inn. “He assured us it would be a retail store,” said Buck Mann, representing condominium owners in the El Capitan on Fourth Street, during the May 21 hearing. “We have plenty of restaurants in the area.” Mann said the area is congested, the condo owners are concerned about noise and rowdiness and an additional restaurant would be “a burden on that block.” Brian McCarthy, an eight-year resident of Fifth Street and Baltimore Avenue, said a concentration of bars is not a good idea. Shenanigans is on the Boardwalk at Fourth Street and Hooters is on the Boardwalk at Fifth Street. Adding the Tap House, McCarthy said, would lead to an increase in traffic and intoxication. Residents already have problems with broken bottles, vomit and excrement, he said. “It is inherently not fair for residents to bear this burden,” he said. The neighbors are also concerned that Siboni will not have sufficient parking for the restaurant. He has obtained, however, a special exception from the Ocean City Board of Zoning Appeal for a parking basement beneath the building. That parking facility, he said, would cost approximately $600,000. Bill Gibbs, owner of the Dough Roller on the Boardwalk at Third Street, said he does not think there is a need for another restaurant in that area. He also does not want the competition. “It will definitely have an impact on our sales,” Gibbs said. Greg Shockley, owner of Shenanigans on the Boardwalk at Fourth Street, said he suffered a 10 percent decrease in business after Hooters opened on Fifth Street, but he rebounded. He said he is “all for competition,” but the Boardwalk “is one of the toughest markets in the world.” “Where does it say we have to have a liquor license on every block?” Shockley said. Shockley also said the menus at his establishment, Hooters and Tap House are virtually the same and the numbers of tourists are not going up. “The public need is being served in Ocean City,” Shockley said. See SOME Page 23


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Some neighbors, owners not happy with new Tap House Continued from Page 22 Attorney Pete Cosby, speaking on Sibony’s behalf, said the proposed Tap House “is a first-class restaurant in a space where there appears to need one.” He also said if an area has many quality restaurants, people would go there. The complaints about noise and the many people on the Boardwalk intrigued him. If you want peace and quiet, don’t live in the economic engine,” he said. “It’s the Boardwalk. You have the noise, the smells. If you don’t like it, go somewhere where it’s quiet. “This is a straightforward, class A restaurant,” Cosby said. “The idea that this is going to hurt the other businesses, I don’t buy it.” He advised the board members not

New trolley route planned to help visitors, residents

(May 30, 2014) Shore Transit in cooperation with a group of sponsors led by the Casino at Ocean Downs, has planned a new trolley route to help visitors and residents in the West Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Berlin areas travel this summer. Thanks to the support of Worcester County and the Worcester County Tourism Office, the Town of Berlin, the Ocean Pines Association, Ocean Downs Casino, Burley Oak Brewing Company and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce this service will operate until Labor Day. The Tri-County Council’s Shore Transit Division obtained two buses in 2013 which have an outer shell which makes them look like an old-fashioned trolley. When the idea of providing added service for the tourist season by linking the Ocean City Transit system to attractions and residents in West Ocean City to the Berlin area was raised, these vehicles were perfect for this service. Many other communities have such service, such as Annapolis and Charleston, S.C. The plan for the trolley routes is to operate 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Runs would connect the West Ocean City Park and Ride with stops at the Casino at Ocean Downs, West Ocean City harbor/marina, Ocean Pines swimming pool and community center, downtown Berlin, and the Berlin Walmart. The funding provided by local businesses and governments will allow the fare on this route to be $1. Additional sponsorships and advertising are available and will help keep the route operating. For more information on these routes and the advertising, contact Brad Bellacicco at 410-341-8951.

to deny the requested license for beer, wine and liquor. “This is a chance to improve the Boardwalk,” Cosby said. “There’s a public need for all the restaurants we can get.” Cosby also said Sibony has obtained Ocean City approvals for the building, but not for its restaurant layout. He fully intends to obtain that permit. But he must check in with the board to maintain its tentative approval of the liquor license. Sibony, who owns the Sunsations chain of beach shops, told the board that if the building does not become a restaurant, it will be a T-shirt shop, but that is not what he wants. He closed two such shops last year and plans to close an additional three shops this year.

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OCFD chief updates Council on services provided to WOC Larmore gives town leaders factual baseline to decide if levels of help acceptable

By Phil Jacobs Editor (May 30, 2014) Chris Larmore, Fire Chief of the Ocean City Fire Department briefed the City Council Tuesday about the fire company’s consistent service to the West Ocean City area and the costs to provide those services. Larmore’s presentation was one of the items listed as a “high priority” in the 2014 Strategic Plan Policy Agenda as a review of WOC EMS service. “We were there,” the chief would say afterwards, “because for some time there’s been a question about the level of services to West Ocean City and more so what were the costs of those services.” The chief’s job on Tuesday at the Council meeting was to give Council a “factual baseline to determine if the current or modified service is adequate and funded equitably by Worcester County.” First some important facts: The OCFD medic unit typically responding to WOC is staffed with three providers; at least two of which are

advanced life support technicians; the third can be a basic level technician. This exceeds the minimum of all other county EMS units by a least one paramedic. In 2013, the average time for a unit to arrive in WOC from time of dispatch was six minutes, 24 seconds. The total EMS call volume for the area was 675. This represents 15.4 percent of total EMS calls for service by the department. The FY 2013 budget for the Career Division was $7,419,703. The Worcester County contribution for this EMS service for that year was $1,181,255. This represents 15.9 percent of the total budget. The estimated annual cost to place one additional medic unit in WOC was an additional $1,487,200 after initial startup costs. The estimated loss to the Town of Ocean City by no longer responding to the WOC area as an initial response unit is estimated to be $394,552. During times of anticipated delayed response such as the July 4 holiday, White Marlin Open as well as any extended closure of the Route 50 bridge, OCFD personnel have been temporarily placed at the fire house located on Keyser Point Road, which is owned and operated by the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. OCFD keeps an unstaffed ambulance at the firehouse located on Keyser Point Road. Mayor Rick Meehan said on Wednesday that it’s incumbent on the city to understand the costs of providing services such as those given to WOC by the OCFD. “We are obligated to respond to West Ocean City emergencies,” he said. The mayor added that the monies come out about even. “Some of the money we get back from the county is for service we provide in Ocean City,” he said. But there is an irony to all of this that being that Ocean City provides some 60 percent of the county’s budget. “It’s a question of tax differential,” Meehan said. “Are we getting a fair amount back from the county. It’s a big picture, but this is one component of it. “The chief accurately described our levels of service to West Ocean City,” he said. “We feel comfortable we are leading up to the expectations.” But the mayor said the irony here is that based on the county’s current formula for reimbursing ambulance services, Ocean City gets back $1.47 million which happens to be about equal to the 15 percent it costs to take care of West Ocean City.” But the city is paying the county in revenues, and then getting funds back to pay for services such as OCFD. So there is an irony in all of this. “We’re paying ourselves,” Meehan said.


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Drunk drivers focus of crackdown Police to dedicate time detecting and enforcing impaired driving violations

‘Finding a sober ride home is an easy choice one can make to protect their safety.’ Chief Ross Buzzuro seen great success and experienced significant decrease in impaired driving collisions. “Impaired driving is one of the biggest problems on our roadways,” said Milt Chaffee, administrator of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and the state’s Governor’s representative for Highway Safety. “An

average of 175 people have died every year for the past five years as a result of someone being impaired while behind the wheel. I applaud the Ocean City Police Department’s effort to stop impaired drivers and urge all drivers to always find a safe ride home. Call a friend or call a cab but do not get behind the wheel after you have been drinking.” The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens to always plan a safe ride home prior to consuming any alcoholic beverages. Citizens are strongly encouraged to designate a sober driver, call one of the many local taxi companies or ride the municipal bus. For more information on the OCPD’s specialized DUI enforcement initiative, contact Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay O’Neal at 410-5205395.

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Special events OK’d for Tap House, not outside music By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Tap House on the Bay Bar & Grill and OC Steamers, both at 45th Street bayside, obtained approval Wednesday for three special events, but were denied reinstatement of the outside entertainment privileges. Owner Avi Sibony had a special event during Bike Week two years ago, but did not have one last year although he had obtained permission for the Board of License Commissioners in Snow Hill. During Wednesday’s meeting, the board permitted him to have a Firemans Block Party 6-10 p.m. June 17, special events during Bike Week on Sept. 11-14 and OC Beerfest noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. He did not fare as well to have his entertainment privileges for the Tap House deck reinstated. He wanted outdoor entertainment of up to three pieces from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. “He had it last year until he ran into difficulties,” attorney Pete Cosby told the board on Sibony’s behalf. Those difficulties were noise complaints on July 9, July 16 and Aug. 20. During the board’s Sept. 18 hearing for all three noise complaints, the board issued a letter of reprimand, warned him about possible future vi-

olations and reduced the hours allowed for the outside entertainment. On Sept. 24, Sibony voluntarily ceased having outside music. The board received a fourth complaint about noise on Nov. 2. In that incident, the door to the inside of the Tap House had been left open and the sound of loud music could be heard outside. The board fined him $4,000 and said they wanted to receive no more complaints about noise. In an attempt to ensure there are no more noise complaints, Cosby told the board that Sibony had installed sound control boxes and had hired a security detail for the parking lot. The duties of the security personnel would be to monitor parking and sound issues. They would work from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night “to keep sound level records and to help monitor parking and police parking,” he said. The security detail would use noise meters to ascertain the noise level when traffic was stopped on Coastal Highway so they could determine throughout the night if it was too loud. “He’s really made an effort to keep the sound issue under control,” Cosby said. Sibony has also hired managers and assistant managers who will work

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Special events may be held outside the Tap House at 45th Street, but outside entertainment on a regular basis may not, according to last week’s decision by the Board of License Commissioners.

to keep noise levels down in addition to their other duties at the establishments. The board members were not swayed by the attempts to curtail noise complaints. Board member Charles Nichols made the motion to deny Sibony’s re-

quest for the reinstatement of his outside entertainment privileges. Nichols told Sibony the board members would see how the permitted special events went. “Come back again,” Nichols said. The other two board members concurred.

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From diplomas to police charges at graduation party By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Some Stephen Decatur High School graduates ended up in legal trouble after partying at a West Ocean City residence where the mother of one graduate allegedly furnished alcohol to them. According to Maryland State Police, more than 35 people were at the Golf Course Road party. Several people were fighting in the street, one was bleeding and lying in a ditch and two were unconscious because of drinking and taking drugs. The unconscious partygoers and the victim of an assault were taken to Atlantic General Hospital. Police said the assault victim refused to cooperate with their investigation. That investigation revealed that Kathy Devenny was having a graduation party for her son and it got out of control. She consented to police searching her home and during that search, they found 16 juveniles drinking alcoholic beverages. Devenny, her son and daughter were found to be in possession of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia, according to Maryland State Police. Troopers will be charging all people involved and the investigation is continuing. Kathy Devenny, 55, is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors,

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Book chronicles story of iconic amusement park Work follows Trimper family through several generations with more than 200 photos

“Trimper’s Rides,” a pictorial book that tells the history of the iconic amusement park through more than 200 photos, will be on sale June 2 at the park on the Boardwalk at South Division Street and at www.arcadiapublishing.com.

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Visitors can take home a piece of Ocean City history in “Trimper’s Rides,” a pictorial book that tells the story of the iconic amusement park through more than 200 images. The story follows the Trimper family through several generations as their park underwent expansions, destruction, rebuilding and updates over time. The goal is “to make readers look at the park in a different way, even if

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they’ve come there every year since they were little,” author Monica Thrash said. A longtime employee at the park, Thrash had already been doing independent research to piece together the Trimper family history before the book project. “The history was a little bit spotty as far as what had come down through the family and lore,” she said. “I tried to put together… an informational archive apart from the book project because we get a lot of questions about it.” It wasn’t until about four years ago that Arcadia publishing, known for its local history books, approached her about the published project. Thrash started a “photo push” the next year, putting a call across various media for historic photos of the Boardwalk park. “I was looking for something that shows how the park grew, but also gives people something they can remember that may not be there anymore,” she said. Many photos came from historic post cards, which she gathers from post card clubs, while others came through searching boxes of old family photos. The challenge was to find photos showcasing the park itself, rather than individuals in it, Thrash said. “A lot of people took the picture because it was a picture of a person, like their child on the ride. (Finding) a wider picture showing the ride was a bit of a challenge,” she said. “That took a lot of asking and asking to find somebody who might have a photograph like that.” Then came three months of scanning the images and selecting those that would be featured in the 128-page history. Throughout the project, Thrash learned more about the past of the tenacious Trimper family that started their park on South Division Street. “I got a lot of the answers to some of the questions that I didn’t know from the anecdotal history,” such as how many times the original park was rebuilt, Thrash said. “It showed how tenacious the original family had to be to make a go of it… It wasn’t just that they got lucky and bought a piece of land,” she said. “That gave you a sense of their character.” German immigrant Daniel Trimper arrived in Ocean City with his family in the late 1800s. By 1904, he owned a property including two hotels, a theater, concessions and a merry-goround powered by the strength of two men. A series of storms damaged one hotel, which the family rebuilt, and Trimper continued added attractions to the property, including the massive Hershell-Spillman carousel in 1912. The carousel was one of only two of its kind made, the other eventually lost to a fire on Coney Island. In 1933, a storm destroyed a large section of the Trimper property, includSee TRIMPER Page 29


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Recovery work gives oysters comeback

By Josh Davis Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Oysters are making a comeback in Maryland, thanks in large part to the efforts of oyster recovery programs. Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been monitoring the status of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oyster population since 1939. In 2012 the DNR completed a twomonth survey of 262 oyster bars and 316 samples in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Results were encouraging. According the survey the 2012 Oyster Biomass Index, a measure of oyster abundance and weight, increased for the second consecutive year and was at its highest level since 1999. The 2012 Spatfall Index, a measure of recruitment success and potential increase of the population obtained by studying fixed subsets of oyster bars, saw a three-fold increase over the 28-year median, representing the sixth-highest spatfall index since 1985. The Oyster Recovery Partnership is a major reason for the resurgence. Begun 20 years ago, the program has planted

nearly 5 billion oysters on 1,600 acres of oyster reefs. Locally ORPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shell Recycling Alliance has made an impact, collecting oysters and hard shell clam shells from restaurants throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The SRA started with 21 restaurants in the program in 2010 and has grown to over 200 participating establishments four years later,â&#x20AC;? said Bryan Kent Gomes, a spokesman for the ORP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The basic premise is that restaurants hold on to their shells for a week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or two or three if they are doing smaller numbers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until they can get to a local transfer station or schedule a pickup in one of our collection markets.â&#x20AC;? The SRA provides each restaurant with material that explains the purpose of the program to their customers, and

several county and private facilities help store the shells. Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay are approximately 1 percent of what they were at their peak 200 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a nutshell oysters in the wild have trouble with reproducing because of the deteriorated water quality in the Chesapeake Bay waterways,â&#x20AC;? Gomes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ORP collects the shells and gets them back to our hatchery in Cambridge where they are cleaned, dried and aged, and then â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;seededâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with baby oysters and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;plantedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the Chesapeake Bay. For every half shell we recycle from a restaurant we average ten baby oysters that get seeded.â&#x20AC;? A single adult oyster filters more than 50 gallons of water per day. Oyster reefs are also important habitats for other marine life, including blue crabs and striped bass.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Worcester County we have about a dozen restaurants that participate in our SRA program each summer,â&#x20AC;? Gomes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last summer the Ocean City area restaurants contributed over 750 bushels of shells to the program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enough to plant over three million oysters back into the local waterways.â&#x20AC;? The increase in aquaculture, or farmed oysters, has also aided in the oyster resurgence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aquaculture has helped the wild harvest continue to have greater yields the last couple years,â&#x20AC;? Gomes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ORP is a big proponent of more farmed oysters eaten since it requires less of a burden on the wild harvest and helps grow the wild population numbers, and we can recycle farmed oyster shell as easily as wild harvest oysters.â&#x20AC;? For more information visit www.oysterrecovery.org.

Trimper familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amusement park subject of book Continued from Page 28 ing the Whip building at the southern tip of the island. However, the newly formed inlet proved valuable for fishing and steps taken to ensure it remained widened the beach in front of Trimperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s park. In the 1950s, the Trimper family added outdoor rides and in 1964 teamed up with artist Bill Tracy to create its award-winning Haunted House, one of the longest of its kind. Expansion pace picked up in the 1960s and a new ride appeared almost every year. In the book, readers can find everything from lights and rides to photos of carnival games and the generations of visitors to Trimperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. It also chronicles the Trimper familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involved in local organizations; favorite rides that have been retired such as the Toboggan and the Wild Mouse; well-known features like Pirates Cove and the haunted house; and images of the famous menagerie carousel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you talk to different people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive how much the memories of the parkâ&#x20AC;Ś matter more than just a vacation spot,â&#x20AC;? Thrash said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so emotionalâ&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just interesting having that much nostalgia attached to it and realize what a big impact it made in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This certainly will help us capture part of the past before we lose it,â&#x20AC;? she said of the book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trimperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridesâ&#x20AC;? will be available for purchase June 2 and will be for sale at the park for $21.99. Other large retailers like Barnes & Noble will carry the book, which is also available online through www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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Yacht Club opens to great reviews from attendees New amenity replaces past facility demolished in 2013

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By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Friday’s opening of the Yacht Club got two thumbs up from Ocean Pines officials and others. The first Ocean Pines Yacht Club opened the same weekend in 1975. It was demolished in September 2013 following the successful referendum in 2012 for a new facility. The new Yacht Club is larger, has a bridal suite and a groom’s suite and was constructed so guests have a straight view of Isle of Wight Bay. Its upstairs will be used for special events, such as weddings, and Sunday brunches. Lunches and dinners will be served in The Cove restaurant on the first floor, which inside and outside seating. “It was a roaring success,” board President Tom Terry said of the opening during Saturday’s board meeting at the Community Center. The food was fabulous, people had a wonderful time and the building was extremely well received, he said. “The whole night was constant movement on the part of the staff.” Terry also congratulated General Manager Bob Thompson for his work related to the massive project. “He did a phenomenal job getting that building done in time for the Memorial Day Weekend,” Terry said. “He really pulled a rabbit out of the hat,” Director Jack Collins said about Thompson. Director Sharyn O’Hare had greeted people as they arrived at the new facility. Many people ate dinner inside or outside on the deck. Others had drinks at the inside bar and others were just there to walk around to check out the new building or to listen to the music being performed outside by Transfuzion. Director Terri Mohr said that although some people had to wait for their dinners, the delay was because of the huge crowd and 99.9 percent of the comments she heard were positive. “The whole place is just fantastic,” Director Bill Cordwell said. “What a great start for a brand new facility,” Thompson said. The Yacht Club’s first wedding was held May 17. It could proceed as hoped for because the county granted the facility a temporary certificate of occupancy. Last Friday’s opening was also possible because of a temporary certificate of occupancy, issued that very day, but this one is for 30 days, the maximum time permitted by law. A list of items must be concluded before a permanent certificate of occupancy may be obtained. That list includes additional landscaping that was on the approved landscape plan, but has not been done, additional parking islands, the screening of mechaniSee YACHT Page 31


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Yacht Club opens to great reviews by officials, public Continued from Page 30 cals along the building’s west side and fencing of the trash container pad site, fuel tanks and associated landscaping. The ribbon cutting is scheduled within that 30-day period. It will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The day’s events will include all day entertainment, menu samples and tours of the new facility. The Yacht Club, which is open to the general public, opens daily at 11 a.m. Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. upstairs. The new outdoor Tiki Bar is not yet open.

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People gather on the Ocean Pines Yacht Club’s expansive deck last Friday evening.

“Beautiful. It’s really beautiful and it really makes a statement for the community and for people coming who are thinking about buying. They come and see this is what the association has to offer. It shows the strength of the association.” - Ann Marie Lucey, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ocean Pines. “Terrific. We had to wait a while, but we expected it. We waited half an hour, but it was really good.” – Les Purcell, Ocean Pines. “I think it looks fantastic. It’s everything we dreamed of so far. Everybody seems happy with it. The staff is working hard and they’re energized.” – Tom Terry, president of the Ocean Pines Association board of directors. “It looks beautiful.”- Rob Stutsky, Philadelphia, Pa. “It’s a nice upgrade.” - Alicia Hawkins, Philadelphia, Pa. “They’re trying hard.” - Ed Colbert, Frankford, Del. “Jackpot” – Steve Lind, Ocean Pines. “I love it. The view is great and I can’t wait to see what Tim [Ulrich] does in the kitchen. I’ve known him for years and I fully endorse him.” – Paul Suplee, an Ocean Pines resident and a former chef at the Yacht Club. “Oh my God, it’s gorgeous and the view is unobstructed. I was a greeter for a couple of hours out front and people came in smiling and they all left with smiles. The whole community is thrilled about it.” – Sharyn O’Hare, member of the Ocean Pines board of directors. “I think it’s wonderful for Ocean Pines. It’s a definite plus.” – Sandy Reifsnyder, Ocean Pines.

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Vicious assault, robbery in downtown OC Middletons’ actions lead to various serious charges for alleged May 25 crimes By Nancy Powell Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Two men were arrested May 25 after allegedly robbing and viciously assaulting a man near Eighth Street. When Ocean City police encountered the victim, his face was covered in blood and he was using his white T-shirt to wipe the blood from his head. He had various cuts and abrasions, his eyes were swollen and he told police he was in pain. He then described a violent assault that involved two men punching and kicking him in the head. The victim told officers he had gone to a motel room where he started to apologize to two men, whom he had known for three years, for an incident that occurred earlier. According to the charging document, that motel room “contained a large amount of blood all over the unit.” The victim told police that the two men started punching and beating him. At one point, while the victim was on the ground, one of the men starting kicking him in the face. Then one man held him down while the other removed an Iphone, an I.D. and $100 in cash from his pockets. They

also snatched two chains from his neck. One police officer who had talked to the victim briefly went to the Eighth Street bus stop, where he encountered a man he recognized from an incident earlier that night when one of his friends was arrested for disorderly conduct. The man said he was catching a cab to go to 33rd Street and the police officer noticed that he had changed his clothes since the earlier encounter. At that point, however, the officer had no reason to detain him and the man left to go to 33rd Street. The officer then returned to the victim. After learning details of the incident, the officer realized the man at the bus stop could be a suspect. He contacted Ocean City Police Communications to ask if they could contact the cab company of the cab the man had flagged down. Soon, he learned the cab was southbound near 17th Street with the man as its passenger. The officer, who was on Bike Patrol, went north and saw the man walking on the sidewalk carrying food from McDonald’s. The officer detained the man, identified as Damon M. Middleton, 21, of Washington, D.C. After handcuffing Middleton, the officer saw an ankle bracelet on Middleton’s leg. Middleton said he had been charged with possession of a handgun.

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covered in blood. Middleton said he had been running because a man had punched him, but the officer saw no signs on injury and Middleton could not say who had punched him. The officer arrested Middleton and located the victim’s two stolen chains, according to the charging document. The victim identified both men as the ones who had assaulted and robbed him. Damon Middleton and Charles Middleton were each charged with robbery and first- and second-degree assault. Charles Middleton was also charged with five counts of theft under $1,000. Damon Middleton was also charged with four counts of theft under $1,000 and possession of a spring-assisted knife.


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Former fire chief inducted to state Fireman’s Hall OCVFC member Guntow led division for nearly 10 years of his firefighting service

(May 23, 2014) Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company member, John Guntow Jr., was recently inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame. A member of the OCVFC since 1975, Guntow led the division as the assistant chief and fire chief for nearly 10 years of his career. Guntow is an active Gold Badge member, which requiring 25 or more years of active service, and he most recently served as the OCVFC treasure in 2013. “He dedicated his life to serving the Ocean City, Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Maryland citizens and fire, rescue and EMS providers for their safety,” said OCVFC Chief David Cropper. “Despite experiencing recent health issues over the past few years, he has continued to serve with pride for the betterment of our members and communities.” In addition to his service to the OCVFC, Guntow served the Maryland State Firemen’s Association since

“He dedicated his life to serving the Ocean City, Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Maryland citizens and fire, rescue and EMS providers for their safety,” said OCVFC Chief David Cropper.

1982 after being appointed by President Smith N. Stathem, Jr. to the Exhibits Committee. Further, in 2006, he was appointed to the Executive Committee where he formally served Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. “Being inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association is an honor to be bestowed upon any fire-

 



  

              





 

 

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Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

(May 30, 2014) Saturday, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day. The World Health Organization created the tobacco use prevention and cessation campaign in 1987 and since that time it has been observed around the world every year on May 31. World No Tobacco Day encourages individuals to be tobacco free for a 24hour period. The campaign also aims to bring attention to the prevalence and health dangers of tobacco use. For individuals thinking about quitting tobacco use, this may be the best day to do it. World No Tobacco Day may offer just the support you need by knowing that other tobacco users are also giving up tobacco for the day. The Worcester County Health Department is committed to helping tobacco users establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco free lifestyle. Tobacco cessation aids (CHANTIX, gum, patch, lozenges) are available through a voucher program. Join one of the free smoking cessation group classes currently available in Worcester County. For more information about classes, call the Worcester County Health Department Tobacco Program at 410-6320056 or visit www.worcesterhealth.org. Additional information about World No Tobacco Day can be found at www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/.

Snow Hill families invited to attend candidates forum

(May 30, 2014) Snow Hill families are invited and encouraged to attend a Board of Education Candidates Forum, Monday, June 2, at Snow Hill Middle School at 7 p.m. This structured forum will be an opportunity to become informed about the views and knowledge of the six candidates who are running for the District 4 (Snow Hill) Board of Education seat being vacated by Donnie Shockley. There are six candidates who will be represented on the June 24 primary ballot. The candidates are Curtis Andrews, Scott Baker, Joyce Elder, Bill Gordy, Thom Gulyas and Ben Nelson Jr. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the two candidates with most votes in the June primary will advance to appear on the Nov. 4 election ballot. To learn more about voting requirements, visit www.co.worcester.md.us/elections. For more information, contact Snow Hill Elementary PTA President, Christina Hulslander at 803-5281309.

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Item #1: 10102 Silver Point Lane is improved by a home believed to contain 2,246 sqft built in 1968 on .54 acres. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an attached 2 car garage. There is also hot water baseboard heat. Home is in need of repairs and updates. 15’ Right of Way to lagoon. Tax Account 10-010845, Map 26, Grid 0, Parcel 362, Subdivision 71B8 Lot B. Inspection Report Available.

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Community Foundation marks 30th anniversary Celebration draws nearly 200 to Fountains Wedding and Conference Center

(May 30, 2014) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore celebrated its 30th anniversary in festive fashion, May 17, at the Fountains Wedding & Conference Center in Salisbury. Nearly 200 people marked this important benchmark in the life of the Community Foundation by celebrating with an evening of friendship, food and dancing to the band Groove Line. The Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award was presented to Jim Almand, Community Foundation board member. A twotime member of the Board of Directors, Almand ascended the officer ranks to serve as chairman in 1996 and again in 2010. He serves as an ambassador for the Community Foundation through his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charitable giving and community involvement. The special evening also notably featured the presentation of three Pearls of Service Awards created to celebrate, reward and encourage outstanding achievement in the charitable sector. The Pearls of Service Awards were presented to Diakonia, MAC, Inc., and the Seton Center. These three charitable organizations were honored for their service to

Somerset, Wicomico and/or Worcester counties, had received one or more grants from the Community Foundation and have been notably effective in using that support, and demonstrated continued efficacy in meeting critical community human service needs. Each organization received an award and a $10,000 grant designated to benefit their agency endowment fund at the Community Foundation. The 30th anniversary was sponsored by the following individuals and businesses: Hazel Charitable Family Fund, Richard A. Henson Foundation, First Shore Federal, Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc., Seacrets, Avery Hall Insurance Agency, Inc., Tom and Beth Hershey, Kuhnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewelers, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy, and Almand P.A., The Bank of Delmarva, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Comcast Spotlight, Art and Billie Cooley, Delmarva Power, G2 Properties, Hebron Savings Bank, Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc. and PNC Bank. Led by Melody Nelson, CFES board chair, a special thank you to the 30th anniversary Ad-Hoc Committee members who donated their time and talents to coordinating the 30th anniversary gala: Art Cooley, Tom Hershey, Marty Neat, Emily Robinson and Gee Williams.



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Distribution Center Team Member – Retail Line Processor South Moon Under is currently seeking Part-time Retail Line Processors, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4 pm as needed and some Saturdays. This position is currently located in our Berlin, MD location, but will be moving to Salisbury on or about the fall, 2014. Responsibilities: Retail Line Processors are responsible for ticketing, sensoring and stripping merchandise. Qualifications required: - High school diploma or GED - Attention to detail - Strong work ethic - Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds - Extensive standing and walking during the work shift - Assisting in handling daily deliveries - Team player - Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Our Warehouse Processors enjoy: - Competitive pay - Career advancement opportunities For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter and resume to mberterman@southmoonunder.com or stop into 619 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD to complete an application. Please, no phone calls. The above information outlines the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. No Visa Sponsorship available for this position. South Moon Under is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a diverse workplace.

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Mione’s Pizza (Tanger Outlets, West Ocean City) Hiring for All Positions. Experience helpful but not req’d. Apply within, no phone calls please. Ask for Carl.

American Legion Post #166 HIRING PT Experienced Bartender. TAM certified. Must be able to work Sunday shift & be flexible on other days. Stop in Post for application. 24th & Philadelphia Ave., 410-289-3166

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Seasonal and or YR Stylist/ Barber with following needed @ Hair Shack, 28th Street, OC. Call 410-289-5007.

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Upscale Salon looking for P/T Massage Therapist, PT Esthetician & Full or PT Hair Stylist. For confidential interview call Laurie 410-2082576. COMFORT INN GOLD COAST - OCEAN CITY

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Pino’s Pizza 81st Bayside Help Wanted Now Busiest little pizza shop in town. - Delivery Drivers $5/hr. + great tips - Counter/phones $7.65/hr. + counter tips - Cooks $7.65/hr. Day shift 10:30am4:30pm, dinner shift 4:30pm-10:30pm, or latenite shift 10:30pm-4:30am

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Stop in @ 81st Street Plaza between 5pm-10pm to fill out an application/contact info and availability, etc. J-1 kids welcome too! www.Facebook.com/ JimmyHofman.

Troon Golf is now hiring. Great pay and benefits at a Beautiful Resort Location!

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LOCAL MODELS WANTED for South Moon Under Female applicants must be at least 5’7” size 0-2. Male applicants must be at least 6’0” size 32-34 waist. Please contact models@southmoonunder.com and include name, at least one full length photo, height and sizes.

HELP WANTED for Italian Deli and Pizza Making In Lewes, Rehoboth and Ocean City Locations. Experience preferred. Hiring full and part time. Seasonal or Year Round. Call 410-213-5230 Please leave a message Touch of Italy is a full service restaurant

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

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Hiring F/T & P/T Professional Sales Reps Motivated individuals wanted for rapidly expanding business. Training available, paid travel, with a high income earning potential. Manager positions available for experienced individuals. Please call 443-3731319. Seasonal Lifeguards for Marina Pool. Full and Part Time positions available. Apply in person Sunset Marina Harbor Master Office, 12911 Sunset Ave., Ocean City, MD 21842 or email office@ocsunsetmarina.com.

Salon By The Bay in WOC is looking for PT or FT Hair Stylist & Nail Tech. Great pay, great hours. Please call 443664-2205. COACH VACANCIES Worcester Preparatory School, a coeducational college preparatory day school serving over 500 students in grades PK – 12, seeks an experienced and motivated coach for the following teams for the school’s 2014-2015 fall season: Volleyball (Head and Assistant)

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Field Hockey (Assistant)

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Housekeeper & Inspector Job Fair 6/10, 3pm. Email delawarehousekeeping@ wynvr.com or call 302-541-8833 for appointment/directions. Saturdays only. Inspectors start at $15; Housekeepers average $170-$250. ResortQuest, 5.6 miles over MD/DE line. PGN Crabhouse, 29th Street & Coastal Hwy. Help Wanted. Servers & Kitchen Help. Apply Within.

Francis Scott Key located in West Ocean City is hiring for a Part-Time Security Guard. References required with Background check. Shift runs Mid June-August 30th Tues. & Wed. nights 10pm-4am. Applications available at the Front Desk or email hbrunning@fskfamily.com

Hiring Year Round Exp. Line Cook & Servers for Italian/American Restaurant. Apply in person Alex’s Italian Restaurant, Rt. 50, West Ocean City. PT Servers, PT Security & Housekeeping/Houseman Please apply in person at Dunes Manor Hotel 2800 Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, MD 410-289-1100

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Y/R 3BR/1BA Home in Bishopville/Selbyville area. No smoking/pets. $850/mo. Call Howard Martin Realty 410352-5555.

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SEASONAL RENTAL SLEEPS 6 - Beautiful 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Now to 9/15. Contact holtzpropertymanagement@ gmail.com or call 443-3599863. Rent to Own - Charming Salisbury, 3BR/1.5BA, 2story Home w/basement. Freshly painted/remodeled. W/D, deck, FP, attic storage w/cedar closest and garage. 240-620-3040 YR-Newark-3BR/2BA-newly renovated home, large yard, storage shed. $1050/mo + security. 2BR/1BA-newly renovated apt., large yard, storage shed. $950/mo. + security Call 443-397-8919.

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CMA, appraisal two different levels of value

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Lucky Surf Shop in the Gold Coast Mall on 114th Street, across the way from OC Kabob & Grill, carries local and vintage brands such as Uncle Jon’s Surf Wax and Local Motion apparel.

Surf shop thrives in unlikely spot Location helps reach many customers come to store they normally don’t enter

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Lucky Surf Shop is in an unlikely spot, tucked inside the walls of 115th Street’s Gold Coast Mall. But that location is helping the store reach families, parents and others who wouldn’t normally wander into a surf shop, helping owner Kat Morgan create something a little bit different. “Our philosophy is to have something for everyone,” Morgan said. And whether guests are looking for handshaped surf boards, skateboards, upcycled fishing wire jewelry or apparel from children’s sizes to 3X, they can find it there. “We decided to take a route that was a little bit different, because there are so many surf shops in the area,” Morgan said. “I carry stuff that I feel good about.” Not a surfer or Ocean City native herself, she was drawn to the business as an officer of the local Surfriders Foundation chapter. She branched out into retail when she opened an online surf store a few years ago, launching her Be Lucky and Lucky

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

Owner Kat Morgan holds one of her Lucky Surf Club T-shirts featuring a blue crab on a surfboard bearing the Maryland flag. Like many items in her shop in the Gold Coast Mall on 114th Street, the design idea came from a customer.

Surf Club lines. After inheriting the startup needed for a physical store, Morgan moved her business into the Gold Coast Mall. “I’m definitely a fan of the sport and the whole history of the sport,” Morgan said and her shop stand tes-

tament to that. The walls are decked with vintage surf magazines, photos and movie posters, many of which are signed and have a personal story to go with them. Lucky Surf Shop officially opened See SURF Page 42

By Lauren Bunting Contributing Writer (May 30, 2014) Some people are confused by the difference between a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and an appraisal. Basically, they are two different levels of reports in determining value for a piece of property. The first report, a CMA, is usually completed by a licensed Realtor, and is less comprehensive than a full-fledged appraisal. This report is used by Realtors to provide buyers and sellers with “comps”, or in other words, similar properties that have sold, and/or are current active listings in the MLS. The report itself has a disclaimer that reads, “This analysis is not an appraisal. It is intended only for the purpose of assisting buyers or sellers or prospective buyers or sellers in deciding the listing, offering, or sale price of the real property.” By comparison, an appraisal is a valuation of property by the estimate of an authorized person. In order to be a valid appraisal, the authorized person will have a designation from a regulatory body governing the jurisdiction the appraiser operates within. Some appraisers are licensed Realtors, but most Realtors are not licensed appraisers. The appraisal report is a more comprehensive analysis of the value of a property that includes adjustments for various differences between properties. CMA’s can be provided by local Realtors, free of charge, and provided pretty quickly. But when a full fledged appraisal report is needed, it must be ordered through your lending institution if applying for a loan, and the turnaround time can be anywhere from 7-14 days, with a cost range of usually $350-$600 depending on the type of property. There are also new guidelines in place over recent years that bar mortgage brokers from ordering appraisals themselves. Most lenders now use outside firms known as appraisal management companies to order appraisals, and the mortgage broker and lender are not able to talk to the appraiser. — Lauren Bunting is a licensed REALTOR with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.


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Gilkerson given excellence award (May 23, 2014) – Gillis Gilkerson, the general contracting and construction management firm on Delmarva, announced the company received the Business Excellence (Investment) Award at the 6th Annual 2014 Talbot County Business Appreciation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, at The Milestone in front of more than 200 representatives from local businesses, state dignitaries and guests. The firm was recognized for the re-development and re-purposing of the former Cadmus Printing Company building on Idlewild Drive in Easton. Gillis Gilkerson was contracted to reconstruct the 200,000-square-foot industrial building to a high profile medical office facility. Currently 75,000 square feet of the facility has been leased to medical offices. “In today’s economic climate, we are seeing more jurisdictions re-evaluating their need for certain industries and the return on investment they bring back to their community,” said Palmer Gillis, founder, chairman and CEO, Gillis Gilkerson. “With the changing demographics, as well as changes in the way healthcare is delivered it is evident that there is a higher demand for healthcare services in Talbot County and Gillis Gilkerson was eager to deliver a medical office facility to help meet the needs of the community.” “We are honored to be recognized by our local Talbot County Economic Development leaders,” said Dwight Miller, president of the firm. “With every project our team touches, we think about how the foundation we are building contributes to the success of the community that surrounds it. We are not satisfied until the value and investment of our work it embraced by the community and customers we serve.”

Geoff Oxman, Vice President of Operation Easton Utilities, Vice Chairman of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission; Ted Bautz, Commercial Broker with Oxford Commercial, LLC, Chairman of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission and Palmer Gillis, Founder and CEO, Gillis Gilkerson.

Members of the Talbot County Economic Development Commission presented the awards to local businesses that made advancements and progress in 2013 in one of three areas: innovation, investment and expansion. Projects and businesses were required to demonstrate accomplishments or completion of a major project phase during the 2013 calendar year. The Talbot County award recipients included the Rotary Career Path Initiative of Easton (Innovation), Achievement Park of Easton and Best Western Plus Easton Inn & Suites (Investment) and Trident Aircraft at Easton Airport (Expansion). Nominated by the Talbot County Office of Economic Development and reviewed and approved by the Talbot County Economic Development Commission, the following criteria were used to measure

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Royale awarded The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the Web site.

Conev at conference Mann Properties and its vice president, Igor Conev attended the national conference for community managers in Orlando, Fla., held May, 14-17. Conev, only one of two managers from the Delmarva Peninsula, attended 16 hours of advanced classes in governance, legal, insurance and risk management. He belongs to an elite group of managers by holding the highest designation, the Professional Commu-

nity Association Manager (PCAM), from the Community Association Institute (CAI). Less than three percent of the practicing community managers in the county hold the PCAM designation. Mann Properties belongs to the top two percent elite club of management firms that have achieved the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation from CAI.

Lynch joins group RE/Max Crossroads welcomes Jessica Lynch to the Elaine Davidson Group located at the Ocean City office, 11551 Coastal Highway. A Temple University graduate with a Communications/ Public Relations degree, she has worked in internet marketing, accounting, property management and new construction. She resides in Berlin with her husband and two daughters where they also own and operate their family business, Lynch Plumbing LLC. In her free time she is active in her fundraising efforts in both national and local charities.

accomplishments of the award winners: • Innovation – a project, business that has made a contribution to the local economy through an innovative technology, process or business model. • Investment – a project or business that represents a substantial monetary investment in the local community for construction, infrastructure or a project or business that impacts the good of the community. • Expansion – a project or business that has provided recognizable job creation or market expansion through relocation, acquisition or internal growth. The event was hosted by the Talbot County Economic Development Commission and the Talbot County Office of Economic Development. Sponsors of the breakfast included CBIZ, Chesapeake Utilities, Easton Airport, The Henker Group, M&T Bank, PNC Bank, Sperry Van Ness and Wells Fargo. Jason Broadwater, founder and CEO of Revenflo and author of “Old Town New World: Main Street and More in the New Economy” was the keynote speaker.

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Pepco launches customer friendly, improved Web site

(May 30, 2014) Pepco has launched a new responsive Web site that enhances customer service, especially for people using mobile devices. The new design is based on customer research and feedback. Upgraded navigation improves access to important services such as My Account, opening a new account, finding storm preparation information or getting the latest restoration updates. “We asked, and our customers answered that they wanted a website to quickly connect them to the information they need,” said Brett Holland, manager of Interactive Communications and Marketing for Pepco Holdings Inc., Delmarva Power’s parent company. “Our customers also said they wanted the freedom to use any device, including smartphones and tablets, to access our Web site.” The updated site also has the ability to work in concert with Delmarva Power’s Mobile App 2.0. The new version of the mobile app provides customers with access to “My Account,” energy use data and Delmarva Power social media. “The enhanced website provides our customers with an improved customer service experience allowing them to better utilize tools such as My Account, and access information ranging from storm preparation tips to energy saving steps in a more user friendly format,” said Gary Stockbridge, president Delmarva Power Region. Customers can experience the new Delmarva Power Web site at www.delmarva.com. Customers can also follow Delmarva Power on Facebook and Twitter at DelmarvaConnect, and download the new enhanced mobile app at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

Surf shop attracting those who normally don’t enter Continued from Page 41 last summer, but held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the launch of its first full summer season. The store’s back with its local and retro brands, including Uncle Jon’s Surf Wax, Local Motion apparel, Reflekt sunglasses, Cobian sandals, Sun Bum skin care products and more. All of the surf boards are handshaped by local shaper Chris Willey, of Berlin. Morgan tries to source local or unique brands — “stuff that I feel good about,” she said. “It adds a little bit of character.” She also is open to suggestions from her customers, who have helped her create designs for Lucky Surf Club T-shirts and given her ideas for new

products to stock, such as an on-land paddle board. “I think the neatest part of this job is talking to the customers,” she said. Being in a mall has drawn customers who have never been in a surf shop before to her store, Morgan said, but newcomers should have no qualms about stopping by. “Everyone that we deal with is ohana — everybody’s family,” she said. Ocean City Surf Club members get a 10 percent discount on most items in her store and non-members can join the club at the sales desk. Search for “Lucky Surf Shop” on Facebook or visit the store from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days at week in the Gold Coast Mall on 115th Street, across the way from OC Kabob & Grill.


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Stephen Decatur sophomore Evan Haas competes in the 3A state championship meet at Morgan State University last weekend in Baltimore. He pole vaulted 10 feet–his best height of the season–to tie for 11th place.

SD track athletes gain experience Twelve Seahawks compete in state championships; good preparation for ‘15 By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 30, 2014) Twelve Stephen Decatur outdoor track athletes earned the opportunity to compete in the 3A state championship meet, last Friday and Saturday, at Morgan State University in Baltimore. “I thought we could have done a little better. For all of the kids, it was their first time at states (for outdoor track),” said Decatur Coach Jody Stigler. “It’s good to get them exposed to that level of competition. Hopefully, we’ll have a little more success next time.” Sophomore Evan Haas has the most success at states for the Seahawks. The 3A South Regional champion vaulted 10 feet–his best height of the season–to tie for 11th place at states with Westminster’s Alex Hall and C. Milton Wright’s Ben Rampolla. Pole vaulting is a technical event, Stigler said, “and for him to pick it up and do 10 feet his first season is an accomplishment.” Junior Jakhai Woodard recorded a distance of 20 feet in the long jump to finish in 11th place. He also partic-

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A dozen Stephen Decatur outdoor track athletes competed in the 3A state championship meet, last Friday and Saturday, at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

ipated in the 200-meter dash. He completed the preliminaries in 23.19 seconds, placing 15th. The top eight advanced to the finals. Junior Hannah Wilson, the 3A South Regional pole vault champion, vaulted 7 feet 6 inches during the state competition to land in the 11th-

place spot. She also competed in the high jump, reaching a height of 4 feet 8 inches. She is the 3A South Region high jump titleholder (4 feet 10 inches). Sophomore Alison Alvarado ran in the 3,200-meter race, crossing the See STIGLER Page 44

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 30, 2014) Today, Friday, is the second of three fishing days for anglers participating in the 34th annual Ocean City Shark Tournament. Eighteen boats have entered into this year’s competition, so far. Because of poor conditions, no boats went out fishing Thursday. Final registration for the 34th annual tournament was Wednesday. A one-day charter boat team registration is still available for $325 for up to six anglers. Ocean City Shark Tournament directors have made several changes this year to simplify the event and make it more affordable for participants. “We wanted to streamline the tournament and keep it basic,” Mark Sampson, one of the tournament’s directors, said last week. One major alteration was the tournament dates. In the early years, the tournament was held in mid-July. It was then moved to the last week in June, and in the mid-90s the tournament was held in mid-June, Father’s Day weekend, and it had remained that time period until this year. The 2014 was moved to the weekend after Memorial Day, May 29-31. “We’ve been kicking around the idea to move it…In recent years, (mako) action has been earlier in the season,” Sampson said. “Moving the tournament earlier, there is less distraction of other species. Tuna fishing has been strong mid-June and we lost participation (in past years) because people want to go tuna fishing.” Tournament organizers met with some long-time participants to discuss the event and how it could be improved. Thus, some structural changes were implemented for the 34th annual Ocean City Shark Tournament. The entry fee was reduced from $650 to $575. The main categories this year are mako, open (blue shark and thresher) and release. Prize money will be awarded to first- and second-place finishers in each category. Size requirement for mako and blue sharks is 6 feet total length and 4.5 feet for threshers (fork length). The bluefish category was removed as a main division. There are added entry-level calcuttas for mako, open and release categories. Payout will be 60-40 in each division for first and second place. There is an optional bluefish added entry level. Winner takes all. Makos, blues and some threshers are in the area and a number have been caught in the past few weeks. See EIGHTEEN Page 44


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Eighteen boats have signed up to participate in event Continued from Page 43 Anglers will fish two of three days, Thursday through Saturday, May 2931. Weigh-ins will take place at the Ocean City Fishing Center from 3:30-7 p.m. Most of the activity is typically between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Spectators are invited to watch the weigh-ins. Sampson aims to make the weigh-ins educational, teaching those in attendance about the different shark species. Children are invited to sit front row to get an up-close look at the fish being weighed. Each year, Ocean City Shark Tournament organizers strive to provide the best event possible, but not at the expense of sharks. A small number of sharks are brought to the scale annually and those that are weighed are most often “contender fish.” Sampson stresses the importance of conservation and reminds participants of the leader board sizes each day of the tournaments. In 2013, for the second consecutive year, weather and poor fishing conditions played a factor in a low turnout of participants for the Ocean City Shark Tournament. Fourteen boats registered to compete in the 2013 tournament. The only fish that was weighed last year was a bluefish. Wayne Gast landed a 12.9-pounder while fishing on No Limits. The crew took home $1,540 for the catch.

A total of 27 sharks were released last year: six mako, nine sandbar or dusky, three spinner, four hammerhead, three tiger and two blue sharks. The Intimidator crew released three hammerheads, five makos, one tiger and one sandbar shark. The team earned 38 points to win the release division. The group was awarded a total of $10,840. The Double Eagle team finished in second place with 16 points for releasing six sandbar/dusky sharks and one mako. The crew received $1,920. The anglers fishing on Still Searching cut one mako, one blue shark, one sandbar/dusky and two tiger sharks loose. The team racked up 15 points, good for third place and $4,790. Fifteen-year-old Charles Dewitt released a spinner and mako aboard Restless Lady to take top honors in the junior angler division. He won $500. Still Searching junior angler, 9-yearold Mason Howell, released a tiger shark and 10-year-old Noah Morris threw back a mako while fishing on Intimidator. Howell was presented with $250 and Morris earned a trophy. For more information, visit www.ocsharktournament.com, email ocsharktournament@gmail.com or call 410-213-2442. Search “Ocean City Shark Tournament” on Facebook.

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Ocean City Recreation and Parks will again offer a summer adult Men’s Outdoor Soccer League. As with past years, the league is anticipated to be competitive, with highly skilled players participating. League play will on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., beginning June 9 and ending July 30. It is open to men 18 years and older. Play is 8 vs. 8 format and games are held on a modified field located at Northside Park Recreation Complex, 200 125th Street, bayside. The cost for the league is $600 per team, and a $100 deposit is required at the league meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 6 p.m., at Northside Park. Anyone interested should call Recreation Supervisor, Kim Kinsey at 410-250-0125.

The Atlantic Coast chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association is hosting its second free fishing class for children between the ages of 6 to 16 years of age. This class will be held on Sunday, June 1 at Ake Marine on Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City. The class will run from 1:30-3 p.m. Parents should bring children early to register. Snacks and refreshment will be provided.

Volleyball Ocean City Recreation and Parks’ summer adult Beach Volleyball League play will again be on Mondays from 6-8 p.m., beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 11. It is open to men and women 18 years and older. Both practice and games are held at the Third Street beach volleyball courts. Each team requires a minimum of four players. The cost is anticipated to be approximately $250 per team, but the actual cost will be determined by the number of teams and players. A $25 deposit is required at the league meeting, which will be held on Monday, June 9 at 6 p.m., at the Third Street courts, located between Third and Fourth streets off the Boardwalk. These courts are available for free play and practices during the summer. Anyone interested in league can find out more by visiting http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_a nd_Parks/ or by calling Al “Hondo” Handy at 410-250-0125.

Boating course The Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the Maryland Basic Boating Safety Course June 10-12, and again on July 8-10, at the Ocean Pines Library. The Maryland Safe Boating Certificate required for all those born after July 1st 1972 is awarded after successful completion of the course. The course includes piloting local Ocean City waters. The cost is $15 for all three evenings. Register or get more information by calling Steve Haffner at 410-2082531, or e-mail CGAUX1205 @gmail.com.

Volleyball clinic Worcester County Recreation & Parks has partnered with Justin Turco, head womens’ volleyball coach at Salisbury University, to offer three youth volleyball clinics. The clinics will take place on Wednesday, June 4 and June 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. The clinics are open to 8th through 12th graders at a cost of $15 per person per clinic. For more information about WCRP volleyball programs, contact Aaron Sweet at 410-632-2144 ext. 106 or e-mail asweet@co.worcester.md.us.

Stigler sees improvement from athletes this season Continued from Page 43 finish line in 13:33.82. Alvarado also ran a leg for the 3,200-meter relay team with sophomores Elizabeth Masters and Kayla Lorance and junior Meya Chilengi (11:16.44). “It was just an accomplishment for them to qualify,” Stigler said of the 3,200-meter squad, Coach Stigler as it was for all of the Decatur athletes. “Hopefully, we can build and continue to get better.” Senior Kevin Herbert, junior Parker Harrington and sophomores Scott Berry and Gary Frick teamed up for the 3,200-meter relay event. They

completed the race in 9:01.80. Adam Kristick, a sophomore, qualified for states in the pole vault event, but he was not able to attend the championship meet. Stigler thought the season went well, overall. “This season, we didn’t start off with a lot. Considering where we started from, the team improved the most (out of cross country, indoor and outdoor track squads) since I started,” said Stigler, who has been the head coach of Decatur’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track programs for three seasons. “We had only one senior qualify for states. We were a really young team this year and we had a lot of holes to fill in the beginning of the season. They really stepped up.”


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OCMC bluefish tournament to benefit Kratz foundation By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 30, 2014) Fourteen boats headed offshore while one angler fished from shore during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s fifth annual Memorial Day Bluefish Tournament. Three boats fished last Saturday, while the rest of the field went out in search of bluefish on Sunday. Four fish were brought to the Sunset Marina scale in West Ocean City. The Sea Hunt 26 had bluefish land in the first-, second- and third-place spots. Robin Ritter and Ron Vito reeled in .75-, .50- and .30-pound bluefish. Chris Evans hooked a .10-pound bluefish aboard the Last Call. The Sea Hunt crew was awarded $495. Because of participation in more

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The Sea Hunt 26 had bluefish land in the first-, second- and third-place spots during the Ocean City Marlin Club's fifth annual Memorial Day Bluefish Tournament. Robin Ritter and Ron Vito reeled in .75-, .50- and .30-pound bluefish.

added entry level calcuttas, the Last Call team won $3,735. “Bluefish fishing was slow. Small fish in the bay, none in the ocean,” said Franky Pettolina, OCMC president and tournament co-director. “We had nice weather and a decent turnout.” A portion of the entry fee will again be donated to the Catherine & Charles Kratz Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund, which provides support, encouragement and a better life for veterans. Pettolina said about $2,000 will be presented to the foundation. For more information about upcoming OCMC tournaments, call 410-2131613. To learn more about the Catherine & Charles Kratz Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund, visit www.kratzmemorialfoundation.com.

Worcester County Humane Society hosts golf tourney (May 30, 2014) The first Worcester County Humane Society Golf Tournament, “Pars for Paws,” will take place, Thursday, June 5, at Eagles Landing Golf Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $120 per player and includes a box lunch, an event T shirt and a gathering with hors d’oeuvre at Harborside restaurant in West Ocean City. All money raised will go to the care of the animals at the Worcester County Humane Society. Players, donations and sponsors are needed to make this event a success.

The humane society is looking for individuals and businesses who would like to make a monetary donation or donate raffle prizes. “By having generous sponsors, the money raised at the event goes directly for the care of our animals instead of paying for the event,” said Sandy Summers, “Pars for Paws” chairwoman. For more information, call Summers at 443-235-5647. For a player registration or a donor/sponsor form, e-mail sanz24@aol.com, subject: “SEND ME THE WCHS GOLF FORMS.”

Former Ravens players to conduct football clinic in OC

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Chris Evans hooked a .10-pound bluefish aboard the Last Call, Sunday.

(May 30, 2014) Ocean City Recreation and Parks will host former members of the NFL’s Ravens football team on Friday, May 30, as part of the CocaCola Get the Ball Rolling Ravens Football Clinic. The clinic will be held at Northside Park Recreation Complex on 125th

Street from 5-7 p .m. The clinic is free and open to all youth 12-15 year olds. Children will participate in drills and learn about the importance of exercise and smart food choices from Baltimore Ravens youth football clinic staff. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be special appearances from Ravens alumni players Jamal Lewis, Brad Jackson, Kyle Richardson and Duane Starks, as well as Ravens’ mascot, Poe and the the team’s cheerleaders. The clinic will consist of five 10-12 minutes stations. They are: Station 1 – quarterback, running back exchange to running back agility Station 2 – running back read Station 3 – wide receiver pass routes Station 4 – linebacker pursuit/intercept Station 5 – defensive back backpedal– ”W” drill Those interested can register at www.oceancitymd.gov, under Recreation and Parks/Recreation Programs. Registration is required and will be limited. Waivers must be signed by parents on site. For more information, call 410250-0125.


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Annual Mako Mania tournament June 6-8 After cold winter, anglers anxious to go out fishing; final registration, June 5

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 30, 2014) It was a cold winter and anglers are ready for warm weather and the 2014 tournament fishing season to get under way. “It’s been a long, hard, cold winter and people are anxious to go out fishing,” said Mako Mania co-organizer Earl Conley. The 18th annual Mako Mania Shark Tournament is just one week away. Conley said he has received many calls from anglers interested in the June 6-8 fishing event, presented by Bahia Marina Tournaments. Some boat captains have reported that they have trips booked for the tournament, Conley said. The first mako of the season, a 214-pounder, was caught on May 9 by Hayden Christoff aboard the Restless Lady. A number of makos have been boated since. “There’s a lot of fish activity right now,” Conley said. “The bite should be on right around our tournament. It should be at its peak.” Final registration for the tournament will be Thursday, June 5, beginning at 4 p.m. at Bahia Marina, on 22nd Street, bayside. A captains’ meeting will follow. The entry fee is $500 per boat for up to four anglers. Two additional anglers — to make a six-person team — may be added to a boat at $50 each. There will be a one day (different team) entry fee of $300 for charter boats.

TOP GYMNAST Twisters Gymnastics of Berlin congratulates gymnast Cade Solito for his accomplishments at the Men's Junior Olympic Gymnastics National Championship in Long Beach, Ca. Solito was one of only two boys in the region and 35 boys in the entire nation to make the Junior Elite Division. He placed sixth on floor, 10th on rings and 10th on parallel bars. He placed 23rd in the overall competition and was scouted by several colleges and training facilities.

Cheri Coley caught this 95.6-pound mako shark during the final day of the 17th annual Mako Mania fishing tournament last year. The 2014 tournament is scheduled for June 6-8.

Anglers will fish two of three days, Friday through Sunday, June 6-8. All fish must be weighed in at Bahia Marina. Scales will open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch the weighins, which typically draw a large crowd. This tournament has added entry categories for the heaviest thresher shark and bluefish. Prize money will be awarded for the three heaviest mako sharks and top two bluefish. Winner takes all for the heaviest

thresher. There will also be a $1,000 bonus mako (heaviest mako winner takes all) calcutta. Entering this category will increase the amount of prize money paid out to the angler who lands the largest mako. The boat that releases the most sharks will receive the “W.W. Harman” $1,000 award in honor of the late William W. Harman, who launched shark tournaments in the resort more than 20 years ago. The weather forecast factored into

the 30-boat turnout for the 17th annual Mako Mania last year. A total of 128 anglers participated. Nine makos were boated during the three-day tournament. One bluefish was weighed and no threshers were landed. A total of $46,430 was awarded to the winners. “Considering the weather, I think it went off very well,” Conley said after the 2013 tournament. For more information about Mako Mania, call Bahia Marina at 410-2897438.


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Pasadena’s Ravens Roost 65 Birdland float makes its way up Coastal Highway during the 2013 Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts parade in Ocean City. This year’s parade launches from 19th Street at 10 a.m. Saturday and will proceed up Baltimore Avenue to 26th Street.

Sea of black and purple to fill OC Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts host annual parade to honor squad, Saturday

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) A sea of purple and black will flood Ocean City’s Baltimore Avenue this Saturday as thousands of football fans gather for the 50th annual Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts parade. Ocean City’s Ravens Roost 44 joins roosts from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania to put on the annual event, which will proceed up Baltimore Avenue from 19th to 26th street starting at 10 a.m. “The theme this year (is) ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Fan-Tastic Baltimore Football,” said Tracey Despeaux, Ravens Convention Committee Registration Chair and member of Pasadena’s Roost 65. “It’s a whole, entire weekend of solid fun.” The Ocean City tradition dates back 50 years, when the Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts — formerly known as the Council of Colts Corrals — gathered in the resort annually. The group even continued the festiv-

ities when Baltimore didn’t have a football team, Despeaux said. The council was renamed when the Ravens came to Baltimore. “Every year it seems to get a little bit bigger and a little bit longer. We have marching bands and celebrities and players,” she said of the Roosts parade, which will bring Ravens coaches, alumni, cheerleaders and mascot Poe this year. “Last year because we’d just won the Super Bowl, the parade was huge,” she said. And though no Super Bowl celebration should make for smaller crowds on Saturday, she stills expects fans to gather in the thousands for the event, especially since the Clarion Resort Hotel added its Ravens Beach Bash to the weekend’s mix three years ago. Approximately 40 groups will march in the 2014 Ravens Roost parade, vying for titles such as “Best Theme Float,” “Best Open Float” and “Best Novelty Float,” as well as the overall judges’ award. Most are Ravens Roost groups, although other organizations that interact with the council throughout the year will also walk in the parade, Despeaux said. “Some of the Ravens Roosts are

very creative,” she said. “It’s a really cool group of people.” After the Ravens Roost parade, registered Roost members will convene on the beach at Castle in the Sand Hotel on 37th Street, headquarters for the Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts for the weekend, for a full day of karaoke and mini-golf contests, horse shoe and corn hole tournaments, a Crazy Hat parade, a bull roast on the beach and more, followed by awards at night, Despeaux said. Participants must be registered members of the convention to participate. The council is also charity-oriented and each Roost supports organizations in its respective areas. Since 2007, The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts and its member roosts have donated more than $2,304,269 to charity. There will be fireworks on the beach at 37th Street Friday night, weather permitting, to celebrate the parade’s 50th anniversary. “That’s definitely something different. We’ve never had fireworks before,” Despeaux said. She called the convention event “a great weekend to have fun.”

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By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Thousands of footballs fans donning purple and black have turned the resort into Ravenstown for the third annual Ravens Beach Bash. Festivities kicked off yesterday with players, coaches, cheerleaders and Ravens’ mascot Poe in town for a welcome party and tailgate. The celebration continues through Saturday night with a parade, beach football tournament, bonfire, pub crawls with the players and more. Though events are taking place at venues around Ocean City, Beach Bash headquarters is at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st Street. “It’s just so much fun,” said Renee Seiden, director of sales and marketing at the Clarion. “I encourage everybody in town to come out for this.” A handful of Ravens players and coaches, as well as some alumni players, will be on hand throughout the weekend to meet and greet fans. Though which players come to town is a surprise, “normally they bring down players who are just about the break out,” such as Jacoby Jones, who came to the inaugural Beach Bash in 2012, Seiden said. Beach Bash events kick off today with the Purple Friday Caravan, an event mimicking the tradition in Baltimore. For those unfamiliar with the tradition, Seiden described the caravan as “a traveling pep rally” that brings Ravens cheerleaders, mascots and playmakers to local schools, city hall or other locations in and around Ocean City. The route for the procession, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a surprise each year. Later today, there will be a West Ocean City bar crawl with playmakers traveling from the Greene Turtle to Hooters, Hoopers Crab House and other locations across the Route 50 bridge. Tickets can be purchased for $25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clarion, though those interested should buy them early as the event sold out last year. Tonight, Ravens fans will gather at Dead Freddies Grill on 64th Street or families will meet at Jolly Roger Amusement Park on 29th Street for a Family Fun Night. Saturday marks the annual Ravens Roost Parade, an event showcasing more than 75 members from roosts from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Joined by players, cheerleaders, mascots, bands and floats, they will make their way north on Baltimore Avenue See RAVENS Page 51


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Ravens Beach Bash features volleyball, flag football events entertainment for children such as a moon bounce, inflatable rock wall, magician and clown and live music for everyone to enjoy, she said. Another bar crawl with the playmakers will make its way down Coastal Highway Saturday afternoon before a goodbye party at Fish Tales on 22nd Street from 7-10 p.m. and a bon fire at the Clarion beach around the same time. “It was very successful the first year. It was ridiculously successful last year” when the Ravens played in Super Bowl XLVII, Seiden said of Ocean City’s annual Beach Bash. “I think it’s going to be huge this year.” For a full list of Beach Bash activities, visit www.baltimoreravens.com/ ravenstown/beach-bash.html.

Deadline nears to nominate for ‘14 volunteer awards

(May 30, 2014) To honor those whose contributions help improve the quality of life here locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses for the 2014 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards. This year’s awards categories includes some changes. Nominations will be accepted with one winner chosen from each of the following 10 categories: youth, individual, lifetime achievement, faith-based, group/ team, non-profit volunteer program, corporate/business, community of service, service-learning leader and exemplary service-learning. Nominees should reside in and represent the volunteer spirit of Worcester County. The deadline to submit nomination forms is June 4, and a recognition ceremony for all nominees will be held in August. The annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards program is run in cooperation with the annual Governor’s Service Awards recognition program. Nomination forms are available online at www.co.worcester.md.us. Hard copies will be available at the following locations: Worcester County Government Center in Snow Hill, all five Worcester County branch libraries or by contacting Worcester County Volunteer Services Manager, Kelly Brinkley at 410-632-0090 or kbrinkley@co.worcester.md.us.

The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts’ annual parade last year featured numerous floats with participants dressed to represent their favorite team.

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Surf Swap, paddleboard races, Sun. Family-friendly event at Fager’s Island includes demos, contests and music

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Fager’s Island is teaming up with OC SUP and Fitness and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to host its fourth annual Surf Swap and Paddle Board event this Sunday, June 1. The family-friendly event runs all day with paddleboard races for all ages and skill levels, including a kids’ relay. There will be discounted surf shop items for sale, a surf swap for used surf and SUP boards, surfboard demonstrations, artists, children’s games and activities, food, drinks and live entertainment, all taking place at Fager’s Island on 60th Street starting at 10 a.m. “This event offers something for everyone,” said Sandi Smith, Coastal Bays’ development and marketing coordinator. Race day starts at 8:30 a.m., when participants pick up their packets and register for the paddleboard races with prizes. There will be a 2.5-mile recreational race and a 5-mile elite race. Officials will determine the course on race day based on wind conditions. Pre-registration for the race is

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Children take to the water for the Kids SUP race during the third annual Surf Swap and Paddle Board event at Fager’s Island last year. The 2014 races launch this Sunday, June 1, during the allday, family-friendly event on 60th Street and the bay.

open until 5 p.m. today, May 30, at www.paddleguru.com/races/SurfSwapChallenge. Same-day registration will be offered at Fager’s on Sunday for a higher price. Racers will attend a pre-race meet-

ing at 9:45 a.m. and launch at 10 a.m. In addition to the 2.5- and 5-mile events, there will be a children’s SUP race and relays pitting teams of two against each other on paddleboards. See ACTIVITIES Page 55

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NOW PLAYING 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 May 30: Dave Sherman, 7-10 p.m. May 31: Chris Button, 7-10 p.m. BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-7575 May 30: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m. May 31: Thin Ice, 9 p.m. June 4: Old School, 5-8 p.m. June 5: DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. Ocean City 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com May 30-31: Phil Perdue CAROUSEL BEACH BAR In the Carousel Hotel 118th Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-1000 May 30: Viki Dee, 5-9 p.m. May 31: Tim Landers Duo, 2-6 p.m. June 1: Dave Sherman, 2-6 p.m. COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL In the Castle in the Sand Hotel 37th Street oceanfront Ocean City 410-289-6846 May 30: Darin Engh, noon to 4 p.m.; John LaMere, 5-9 p.m. May 31: Poole & the Gang, noon to 4 p.m. June 1: John LaMere, noon to 3 p.m.; Copper Sky, 4-8 p.m. June 2: Bob Wilkinson & Joe Smooth, 48 p.m. June 3: Zion Reggae Duo, 4-8 p.m. John LaMere June 4: Chris Button & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. June 5: Josh Pryor, noon to 3 p.m.; Kevin Poole & Joe Mama 5-9 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-5500 May 30: Kevin Poole, DJ Hook, Walk of Shame May 31: Opposite Directions, DJ Groove June 1: Colossal Fossil Sauce, Collect All 5 June 2: Ginger, DJ RobCee, DJ RobCee The New Romance GALAXY 66 66th Street, bayside Ocean City 410-723-6762 May 30: Philly George Project, 8 p.m.

to midnight The Skye Bar May 30: Test Kitchen, 4-8 p.m. May 31: Monkee Paw, 4-8 p.m. HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 May 30: Ladies Night w/DJ Bill T May 31: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. June 1: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ BK, 9 p.m. June 2: Blake Haley, 4-8 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 8 p.m. June 3: Hot Sauce Sandwich/Funk Shue, 9:30 p.m. June 4: College Night w/DJ Billy T, 7 p.m.; Wheel of Fortune, 9 p.m. June 5: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HARPOON HANNA’S Route 54 and the bay Fenwick Island, Del. 800-227-0525 302-539-3095 May 30: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.; DJ Abay, 10 p.m. May 31: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.; DJ RobCee, 10 p.m. June 1: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Abay, 10 p.m. June 2: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m. Kevin Poole June 3: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m. June 4: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.; Dave Sherman, 6-9 p.m. June 5: John LaMere HIGH STAKES

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-3535 Every Friday-Sunday: DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 30-June 1: Arizona, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 2-7: First Class, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lenny’s Deck Bar May 30-June 2: Arizona, 4-8 p.m. June 3-4: On the Edge, 4-9 p.m. June 5: First Class, 4-9 p.m. SCHOONER’S RESTAURANT In the Princess Royale 91st Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-7777 Every Friday and Saturday: Harry O, 7-11 p.m. SEACRETS

Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 May 30: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m. June 5: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m. THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES 1 Mumford’s Landing Road Ocean Pines 410-641-7501 May 30: The Poole Brothers, 6-10 p.m. May 30: Full Circle, 6-10 p.m. June 1: The Poole Brothers, 5-9 p.m. WHISKER’S BAR & GRILL 11070 Cathell Road, Suite 17 Pines Plaza, Ocean Pines 443-365-2576 May 30: Karaoke w/Donnie Berkey

SHENANIGAN’S Fourth Street and the Boardwalk in the Shoreham Hotel

HOOTERS Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd. West Ocean City 410-213-1841 May 30: Dust N Bones, 8 p.m. May 31: Funk-o-Licious, 8 p.m. June 1: Simple Truth, 2 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside Ocean City 410-524-7499 May 30: PB-3 May 31: Colossal Fossil Sauce June 5: DJ Wax

MARYLAND WINE BAR 103 N. Main St. Berlin 410-629-1022 May 30: Live Acoustic Music, 7 p.m.

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49th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-4900 May 30: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Lucky Dub, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Blue Label, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 31: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Lucky Dub, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Garden State Radio, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 1: The Wild Ones, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 4: The Zoo, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 5: Go Go Gadget, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Route 54 Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 May 30: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; Home Made Hooch, 9 p.m. May 31: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.

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410-289-7181 May 30-31: Ted Garber

BLUE LABEL Seacrets: Friday, May 30, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

ON THE EDGE Lenny’s Deck Bar: Tuesday-Wednesday, June 34, 4-9 p.m.


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Rob Stutzky and Alicia Hawkins of Philadelphia visit the Ocean Pines Yacht Club on opening night last Friday.

Stephanie and Steve Bray of Ocean Pines check out the Ocean Pines Yacht Club last Friday.

Valerie and Ed Gardner of Severna Park smile for a photo during opening night of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, May 23.

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PHOTO COURTESY MORGAN COULSON

Randy Lee Ashcraft performs during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines, Monday.

Musicians, from left, Joey Harkum, Josh Winter, Anna Burgess, Nate Clendenen, Tim Cooney, Chris Demone and Mike Hansen pose on the stage at Fagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, 60th Street, during the 4th annual Happy Birthday Bob Dylan tribute concert, May 21.

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Harpoon Hanna's bartenders, from left, Kayla Beghtol, Danielle Kenny and Mariya Sotopose pose with Ravens players, Marlon Brown and Brynden Trawick at the Route 54 Fenwick Island, Del. restaurant, May 24.

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Bobby Hammond, left, takes a photo with Erica Franks and Taylor Wade at a crowded Seacrets, on 49th Street, May 25.


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Participants compete in a race during the third annual Surf Swap and Paddle Board event at Fager’s Island last year. The 2014 races launch this Sunday, June 1, during the all-day, family-friendly event on 60th Street and the bay.

Activities planned for children and adults Continued from Page 52 Participants can register their children for the Kids SUP Race or sign up for the Two Teams of 2 Fun relay SUP race from 11-11:45 a.m. Space is limited for the children’s race, which starts at noon and costs $10 per participant. The 2 Fun SUP Race starts at 1

p.m. For $30, participants will be provided with a board, commemorative T-shirt, a sandwich and a soda or beer, plus a chance to win prizes. At 2 p.m. Colossal Fossil Band will play, with awards and prizes to follow. There will also be raffles for a new SUP, a Solace Paddle and a beach cruiser bike at the event.

Those interested in sharpening their paddle boarding skills can join sponsored paddler  Ron Gossard at Fager’s on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. for an SUP video analysis and clinic on starts and turns for $25. All proceeds from Sunday’s races go to Maryland Coastal Bays, a nonprofit working to protect the five

coastal bays behind Ocean City and Assateague Island. Check out the event on Facebook under Fager’s Island Surf Swap and Paddle Board Race or at www. fagers.com/events/surf-swap.cfm. For more information call Smith at 410-213-2297, extension 107 or email sandis@mdcoastalbays.org.


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Play It Safe 2014 kicked off Tuesday, events begin Sat.

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (May 30, 2014) Play It Safe, a program that provides high school graduates with free organized, alcoholand drug-free activities in June, kicked off its 25th season this week. Play It Safe 2014 officially began Tuesday, with a breakfast at Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on 60th Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our 25th year of working to keep young people who visit Ocean City safe,â&#x20AC;? said Donna Greenwood, chairwoman of the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee and a Play It Safe volunteer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe how the time has flown and how the program has grown.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a very successful 25

years,â&#x20AC;? added Mayor Rick Meehan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to put a program such as this together and maintain it for 25 years is outstanding.â&#x20AC;? The first events of the 2014 season are scheduled to get under way Saturday. Graduates will have the opportunity to tie-dye T-shirts Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street, bayside. That afternoon at 2 p.m., teens (the first 25 boys and 25 girls) can participate in a pizza-eating contest at Pizza Tugos in West Ocean City. Play It Safe events will run through June 17. The Worcester County Health Department and Ocean City Drug and See ABOUT Page 57

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Play It Safe celebrates 25 years this summer. Several of the Passport to Fun booklets and event Tshirts are on display during Tuesday's kickoff breakfast at Hall's Restaurant on 60th Street.

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About 50 activities on tap for grads Continued from Page 56 Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee have coordinated the 2014 program with support from the Town of Ocean City, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Network of Prevention Coordinators and local businesses and organizations. Approximately 50 events are planned this summer, including kayak relays, basketball, tennis, pizza-eating contests, dance parties, dodgeball, stand-up paddle boarding, karaoke, moonlight bowling, laser tag, beach volleyball, indoor and out-

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DINING GUIDE ■ CREDIT CARDS: V-Visa, MC-Master Card, AEAmerican Express, DIS-Discover ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ________________________________ ■ 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILLE, 9936 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City 410-213-9204 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, year-round. Happy hour daily, 3-7 p.m. Entertainment Friday through Sunday. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.oceancityhilton.com/dining / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ALEX’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-7717 / www.ocitalianfood.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Serving homemade Italian cuisine, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Elegant dining room with fireplace. Early bird specials every day from 5-6 p.m. ■ BILLY’S SUB SHOP, 140th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-1778; Route 54, Fenwick Shoals, Fenwick Island, Del., 302-436-5661 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Dine in, carry out, free Delivery. Open 7 days 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Ocean City’s most famous sub and pizza shop since 1959. An OC tradition where a sandwich is a meal, serving fresh dough pizza, subs, burgers, cones, shakes and sundaes with beach delivery available. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-5243983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, Castle in the Sand Hotel, 37th St & the Beach, Ocean City 1800-552-7263 / www.castleinthesand.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Beachfront open-air dining in a tropical setting. Serving grilled sandwiches, specialty salads, appetizers, wraps, tacos and your favorite frozen drinks, beer and wine. Children’s menu. Live entertainment daily in season. Happy Hour daily 5-6pm, 2for-1 drink specials. Waitress service on the beach Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Coconuts is open daily 11am – 11pm, weather permitting. ■ CRABCAKE FACTORY, 120th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-4900 / www.crabcakefactoryusa.com / $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Monday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Menu selections are Eastern Shore favorites: creamed chipped beef, omlettes and daily breakfast special crab dishes. World famous Crabcakes served all day starting at 8 a.m. Other menu selections include Chicken Chesapeake, prime rib, steamed shrimp, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers and homemade soups. www.crabcakefactoryusa.com ships Crabcakes year-round. ■ THE DOUGH ROLLER, South Division & Boardwalk 410-289-3501, 3rd Street & Boardwalk 410289-2599, 41st Street & Coastal Hwy 410-524-9254, 70th Street & Coastal Hwy 410524-7981 / www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Ocean City’s Favorite Family Restaurant for 35 years! Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dayton’s Boardwalk Famous Fried Chicken served at S. Division and 70th Street locations. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-5500 /

www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FENWICK CRAB HOUSE, 100 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-539-2500 / www.crabcakeexpress.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Carry-out available. Casual dining. Open for lunch and dinner. Big crabs are our specialty. Perfect crabcakes are our passion. Seven different fish served 15 different ways! Great local seafood, good times and good service is our mission. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Awardwinning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Casual waterfront dining serving seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads, wraps and pasta. Home of the “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment Thursday through Sunday. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdhotels.com/hemingways / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Sea-food, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE, 31st Street, Ocean City, 410-289-2581; 128th Street, Ocean City, 410-2502403 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days a week. We have proudly served Ocean City, Maryland for over 40 years. Known for All You Can Eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOBBIT, 81st Street Bayside in Rivendell Condo, Ocean City 410-524-8100 / www.thehobbitrestaurant.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations recommended / Full bar / Open daily from 5-10 p.m. Full service bar with happy hour Sunday through Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Ocean City's most complete dining experience. Breathtaking bay views with inventive American Cuisine. ■ HOOTERS, Fifth Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-2690 and Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-1841 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MCAE-DIS. Things are always getting better at Hooters! Fresh menu offering a number of ground chuck burgers, green salads, world famous chicken wings with 11 flavorful sauces and a fun children’s menu. Relax in the beach atmosphere or enjoy the outdoor seating. Happy hour every day, 3-7 p.m. Full bar available. Authentic Hooters merchandise in kids and adult sizes. Enjoy all the sports packages on large, flat screen TVs and great service by the delightful Hooters girls. Live entertainment. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Find out why we say, “Hooters makes you happy!” ■ HOOTERS, 123rd Street, Bayside, Ocean City 410250-7081 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full Bar / Casual dining. Newly remodeled and open for the season. Our More Than A Mouthful Burger speaks for itself. We have everything from soups and salads, great sandwiches, and a variety of seafood choices. We look forward to seeing you and don't forget to stop in our gift shop and check out all the great merchandise. Seasonally open every Thursday through Sunday. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Proud to have Chef Shawn Reese creating beach-inspired dishes in both oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations

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with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600 / www.johnnyspizzapub.com / $ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City’s official pizzeria and pub featuring homemade pizzas, serving 18 different gourmet pizzas including local favorites - Johnny’s Special, Neptune’s Seafood Feast Pizza, and MD Blue Crab. Huge variety of calzones, subs, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Ocean City’s place for jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Coldest draft beer in town served in a chilled mug. Voted best sound system for live music. Carry out or delivery til 4 a.m. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ KY WEST RESTAURANT & BAR, 54th Street, Ocean City 443-664-2836 / www.kywestoceancity.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family dining in a casual setting. A unique twist on Eastern seaboard cuisine with a variety of steaks, chicken and fresh fish on the menu. Ky West is an elegant bungalow to get away to for a great meal or drinks in Ocean City. Serving local brews on tap, small batch wines and delicious signature cocktails, with live entertainment throughout the season and Happy Hour from 2-7 p.m. Currently open Thursday and Friday, 4-10 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon to 10 p.m. ■ MARINA DECK, 306 Dorchester St., Ocean City 410-289-4411 / www.marinadeckrestaurant.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted for large parties / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City, Maryland's #1 Seafood restaurant! Check out our delicious AYCE Menu: Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, Blue Crabs & Crab Legs. Relax and enjoy your dinner while the kids play in our brand new multi-level kids area! Join us for on our open air, roof top Wild Pony Bar for our signature cocktails and breathtaking Assateague Island view! ■ MERMAID COVE PUB, 33195 Lighthouse Road, Williamsville, West Fenwick, Del. 302-436-0122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Full bar / Get ship-wrecked at the Mermaid Cove with pub, drink and food specials daily. Lump crab cakes, rock and mahi tacos, fried oyster sandwiches and platters are among the items to choose from. Breakfast served weekends. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Take-out available. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, yearround. Every Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdhotelscom/reflections / $$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410-5244900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SEASONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-524-1000 / www.carouselhotel.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., featuring a wide variety of entrees, seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SHENANIGAN'S IRISH PUB & GRILLE, Fourth Street on the Boardwalk, at the Shoreham Hotel, Ocean City 410-289-7181 / www.ocshenanigans.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children's Menu / Full Bar / Live Entertainment Nightly. Enjoy brilliant food & drink

on our Oceanfront Deck or Authentic Irish Pub dining room. Slake your hunger with one of our Over-Stuffed Sandwiches or Signature Entrees, or just find some shade and cool off with a Perfect Pint of Guinness or a frozen Shillelagh. Come visit the Emerald Heart of Ocean City. Your friends are already here! ■ SIMMER TIME, Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, next to Mio Fratello 302-436-2266 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Fondue and more in an intimate atmosphere; small and large parties. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE ABBEY BURGER BISTRO, 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250-BEEF / www.abbeyburgerbistro.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Casual dining serving 14 House Specialty Burgers and Sandwiches, or build your own burger and choose from wide variety meats, vegetarian, cheeses and toppings. Menu includes salads, appetizers, sides and desserts. ■ THE BEACH HOUSE RESTAURANT, Castle in the Sand Hotel, 37th St & the Beach, Ocean City 1-800552-7263 / www.castleinthesand.com / $-$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family dining in a casual setting. Traditional breakfast buffet includes waffles, eggs, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, bacon, ham, sausage, potatoes, cereals, danishes, fruit and more. Adults $9.95. Children 5-10 $6.25. Children 4 & younger eat free. Open daily 7am-11:30am. A la carte and children’s menu also available. ■ THE BRICK HOUSE PUB, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdhotels.com/brickhousepub / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this casual brew pub. Enjoy a lite bite, or watch the game on one of our huge flat-screen TV's. Dine on the freshest raw bar specialties, or try one of the local favorites, including fresh rockfish, shrimp, crab cakes, spicy hummus, juicy burgers and steaks, piping hot made-to-order pizzas, flavorful sandwiches and gourmet salads. Extensive micro-brew list and beers on tap. Happy hour specials daily. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, Ocean Pines 410-641-7501 / www.oceanpines.org/ $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS/No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual Waterfront - The Cove at Ocean Pines Yacht Club in an all new gorgeous Bayfront Setting, specializing in Coastal Cuisine. Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch/ Inside Outside Dining areas. Open-Air Bar and Live Entertainment. Check website for special events. ■ THE KITCHEN RESTAURANT, Corner of Philadelphia & Wicomico streets, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / 410-2892226 / $/ V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu/ Free Parking for customers. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. Home Style cooking Family atmosphere Reasonable price Breakfast features huge omelet’s, home-made cream chip beef delicious French toast and Momma’s Home-Made Greek Pasteries. Fresh produce from our own gardens. ■ UBER BAGELS & DELI, 126th Street, Ocean City 443-664-6128 / www.uberbagels.com / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Indoor and outdoor seating or carry out. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., everyday. Ocean City’s best bagel and deli featuring made-from-scratch, New York-style bagels. Full breakfast menu of bagels and spreads as well as egg sandwiches and lunch menu offers a huge selection of cold sandwiches featuring Boar’s head meats and cheeses. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus®burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.


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Program provides free activities for high school grads Continued from Page 57 face many challenges and temptations, which is another reason why Play It Safe is so beneficial. Despite nine events canceled because of rain last year, a total of 8,788 graduates participated in Play It Safe. Since its inception, “156,933 youth have been kept safe because of this project over the years,” said Marty Pusey, Worcester County Health Department director of Prevention Services. She was instrumental in starting the program in Ocean City. In addition to the activities, Passport to Fun booklets have been distributed around town. These booklets contain the Play It Safe calendar of events, coupons to use at businesses in Ocean City and information on how to have a safe time while in town. Graduates may find more information about Play It Safe at www.playitsafeoceancity.com, by calling the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100 or by attending an event. Since last year, the Web site has recorded more than 1 million hits, according to Bill Wheatley, who maintains the site. Currently, it is averaging about 40,000 hits per day. On Facebook, search “Play It Safe Ocean City.” Anyone interested in volunteering during a Play It Safe event should contact Norma Simmons at the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, 410-2500125.

Smitty McGee’s offers Paint Nite Wednesday events

By Josh Davis Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Amateur art classes fueled by a little liquid courage are becoming all the rage at one local bar. Smitty McGee’s in West Fenwick, Del. hosted their first Paint Nite three weeks ago. The two hour instructional course, where patrons are invited to knock back a few drinks while starting and finishing an original painting, was an instant hit. The restaurant and bar plans on holding Paint Nite events each Wednesday throughout the summer, beginning at 7 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive at 6:30 p.m. “We had so much fun,” said Smitty McGee’s Office Manager Hilda Blood. “Everyone that did it wants to come back.” “It sold out instantly,” said Dawn McGee, president at Smitty McGee’s. “It’s crazy. The chatter about it on the next day on Facebook and Twitter and people calling on the phone – it’s See PAINT Page 62

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Welcoming guests to the 2014 Play It Safe kickoff breakfast at Hall's Restaurant on 60th Street, standing from left, are Health Educator, Jackie Lensch; AOD Prevention Coordinator, David Baker; Worcester County Health Department Director of Prevention Services, Marty Pusey; OC Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee Chairwoman Donna Greenwood and Vice Chairman, Al "Hondo" Handy, and seated, Secretary, Bev Townsend and Treasurer, Karen Johnson.


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MEMORIAL DAY

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Commander Lee McClaflin, center, presents the Legionnaire of the Year 2013-2014 award to Past Commander Martin Price during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion on 24th Street. Sarge Garlitz looks on.

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Jeremy Novak, left, and Nick Mitchell, members of Boy Scout Troop 261, present a wreath during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion on 24th Street.

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American Legion Post 166 Honor/Color Guard provides a rifle salute during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the 24th Street Legion. The event was co-hosted by VFW Post 8296 and American Legion Post 166.

Members of the Red Hat Society, the Charm Girls Chapter 74007, take part in Monday’s Memorial Day parade on Flower Street in Berlin.

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Members of the Black Knights participate in Monday’s Memorial Day parade along Flower Street in Berlin.

Berlin Mayor Gee Williams rides his bike during Monday’s parade.

Flags are flown during the parade in Berlin Monday morning.


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MEMORIAL DAY

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Stephen Decatur High School student, Fiona O'Brien leads the crowd in the National Anthem during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veteran Memorial in Ocean Pines, Monday.

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Col. Douglas A. Dods, USAR (ret.) gives the address during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

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Veteran come together to present the POW-MIA wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

A Worcester County joint Color Guard, which includes members of American Legion Post 166; First State Detachment Marine Corps League; VFW Post 8296; American Legion, Duncan-Showell Post 231; American Legion Boggs-Disharoon Post 123, Legion Riders, Chapter 166 and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1091 post the colors during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

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Diane Tanner, LTJG, Nurse Corps USN, left, and Janet Cassidy, PFC, USAF, present a wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial.

Senator Jim Mathias proudly waves his flag along with those attending the Memorial Day ceremony at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial, Monday.


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Annette Plitman, a former Montgomery County public school teacher, provides instruction for Paint Nite, a two hour instructional course held each Wednesday at Smitty McGees where patrons are invited to knock back a few drinks while starting and finishing an original painting.

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Continued from Page 59 really, really good. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something new in the area.â&#x20AC;? McGee said Paint Nite has helped turn what is traditionally one of the slowest nights of the week into one of the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole new dimension, and everyone is so positive,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People paint and laugh the whole time.â&#x20AC;? Smitty McGeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initially offered 30 seats for the event. An additional 15 seats have been reserved for next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paint Nite. Annette Plitman, a former Montgomery County public school teacher, provides instruction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an absolute blast,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically what happens is customers go to the website, they look at what bars weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be at and what paintings weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing each night, they purchase their tickets online and then they show up that night and we provide everything. And while they sip a few cocktails or beers, we walk them through an acrylic paint-

ing and then at the end of the night they get to take it home with them.â&#x20AC;? Paint Nite currently hosts more than 2,000 events in the United States each month, drawing more than 65,000 people to what the company calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ultimate social painting experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were familiar with it because we moved here from outside of D.C. in Maryland,â&#x20AC;? Plitman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typically the company has a lot of locations in larger cities: New York, Boston, Philly, Seattle, Chicago, but not much in smaller areas like this. But when my husband and I moved here we said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;this is crazy, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like this. We should give it a shot.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Planning began in February to bring Paint Nite to Delaware. Plitman said the first night went â&#x20AC;&#x153;like gangbusters.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought people would come to just have a good time and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only had a handful of events, but at every event someone has shared with us an See PARTICIPANTS Page 63

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Pirate Party to benefit Lower Shore CASA org.

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) After bad weather postponed the event on May 16, the sixth annual Pirate Party to benefit Lower Shore Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, should see smooth sailing tonight. Festivities start at 5 p.m. at Sunset Grille in West Ocean City, where CASA volunteers will don pirate costumes and sell golden treasure bars that give buyers a chance to win gift certificates, paintings and other prizes. There will be a silent auction for golf packages, Ayers Creek kayaking packages, original artwork from Patrick Henry and more; a 50/50 raffle; live music; and light fare and happy hour prices until 7 p.m., said CASA Director Brigitte Southworth. “It’s our biggest (fundraiser),” Southworth said of the annual event that draws volunteers and guests alike out in pirate-themed costumes. Last year, around 370 attended the Pirate Party and raised more than $16,000 to help recruit and train the CASA volunteers who advocate for children in court, she said. “We have more pirates than we’ve ever had, we have more sponsors than we’ve ever had. We’re getting more people,” Southworth said. CASA is funded by a matching grant each year, “so in order to get the money, we have to raise the money,” she said. The program started in Worcester County in 2002 and has helped all but two children who went through the courts until recently, when many more entered the system, Southworth said. In all, CASA served 66 youth last year and “this year, it’s going to be more.” Volunteers undergo intensive interviews and screening before their training to work with abused or neglected youth making their way through the courts. They are fingerprinted and must be cleared by Social Services before taking the 35-hour course that includes court observation and the national CASA curriculum, Southworth said. To help the volunteer-based program, which is run out of the Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services in Berlin, meet its goal of providing advocates for every youth in the county court system, the volunteer pirates are also hosting their own fundraisers this year, Southworth said. “Our goal is to serve every child that’s in the court system in Worcester County,” she said. CASA asks attendees to give a $15 donation at the door for entry into the Pirate Party, which runs from 5-8 p.m. today, May 30. The “golden treasure” candy bars cost $5 each, or $20 for five and one out of every four or five bars holds a prize, Southworth said. Visit www.gowoyo.org or www.facebook.com/WYFCS to learn more about Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services and Lower Shore CASA.

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Participants enjoy Paint Nite event Continued from Page 62 amazing story,” Plitman said. “We had a woman out recently that that was her first night out by herself in five years. She’s a two-time cancer survivor and she is a survivor of domestic violence. She said, ‘I finally decided to do something for myself and I did this and I’m coming back once a month.’ “So, as much as we thought it was just drinking and painting and having a good time, a lot of people have really been touched personally by the experience, which is really rewarding,” Plitman continued. “A lot of people leave with a new friend.” Maureen Griffith attended her first Paint Nite at Smitty McGee’s last Wednesday. “I was pretty excited because I had been to one in Villanova, Pennsylva-

nia, and this one is right where I live,” she said. “It’s a great way to bring the locals together and have a drink.” Gary Johnson, one of the few men in attendance during last Wednesday’s Paint Nite, said he wasn’t intimidated. “This is my second time and I love it,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun; I really didn’t want to come the first time, but here I am the second time. It’s fun looking at everybody else’s view and what they see.” Johnson said last week’s event was evenly split among the gender divide. “Last week it was 50/50 and this week I get to see all the beautiful women,” he said. “I’m going to have to come back again – I’d recommend it to any guy!”

Lisa Ruley attended the event with her friends Jen and Amber. “Everyone’s art is so different. I follow directions too well, but everyone else is taking all kinds of risks and chances. I love it.” Tickets are $45 and include canvas, paints, brushes and a smock. The course uses acrylic paint in primary colors and provides a 16”x20” canvases at each event. Guests are allowed to take their paintings home. No food or drinks are included in the price. Participants can enter promo code PNDE50 on the Paint Nite website and receive a coupon for half off. Additional coupons can be found on the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PaintNiteDelaware. For more information visit www.paintnite.com.

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Chilled, creamy mussel soup simple concept Dish perfect for brunch, lunch and dinner; serve with toasted baguettes

By Deborah Lee Walker Contributing Writer (May 30, 2014) Creating a lasting impression is the key to successful entertaining. Accomplishment receives accolades but does not power the revolving door of continual achievement. Every occasion is unique; therefore, conventionalism is subordinate and must allow originality to reach a crescendo to the forefront. Socializing constitutes joyous festivities, but one’s availability for devising menus, shopping for ingredients, and actual cooking time is much more limited than it use to be. The current trend has emulsified a general relaxation in home entertaining, a simplification in menu structure, and an easiness of formality. Taking simple concepts and elevating them to new heights is the formula for the future. This does not mean that the depth of flavoring, careful preparation, and magnificent presentation is put in a state of compromise. Memorial Day has passed and the Eastern Shore is packed with vaca-

tioners. The glistening ocean and gentle breezes lends itself to the effortless mode of celebrating the pleasures of good food. A gorgeous, sunny day is the perfect setting for chilled, creamy mussel soup. It sounds straightforward but how much do we really know about the food preparation of the velvety appetizer. Mussels are the “star” of the dish so that will be our starting point. Some would argue that lightly boiling the edible bivalve mollusk with a blue-black shell for a few minutes constitutes a fortified stock that can be blended later with the foundation of the soup. The lightness of the mussel broth will not be concentrated enough to impart the necessary flavoring. As a result, one must add seafood stock for essence and depth. Also, boiling the mussels can make them tough. Steaming them just until the shell opens ensures juicy, plump mussels. The next subject at hand is what type of dairy product should be used to form the base of the soup. Milk, half and half, and heavy cream are all options. Eventually seafood stock,

chicken stock and white wine will be added to the soup. In order to sustain a wonderful richness; heavy cream is the preferred choice. A bouquet of garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and parmesan cheese form a cornucopia of wonder. The rainbow of ingredients are subtle, but the combined piece de resistance imparts a natural sophistication. Chilled, creamy mussel soup is an uncomplicated concept, but small details push the margins of magnifico. Chilled mussel soup is perfect for brunches, lunches and dinner. Toasted baguettes add contrast and is a wonderful accompaniment. Ingredients: 30 mussels 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ large sweet onion, minced ¼ cup dry white wine 1 ½ cups seafood stock 1 cup chicken stock ½ cube Knorr chicken bouillon 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2/3 teaspoon ground thyme 3 pinches ground white pepper kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 2 cups heavy cream

2/3 cup parmesan cheese toasted baguettes (optional) 1. Wash and scrub the mussels and remove their beards. Place in freezer for five minutes before steaming so they will open faster. 2. Steam mussels until they open, remove immediately and place on a rack to help the cooling process. 3. Remove mussels from shells, reserving four half-shells of the plumpest mussels for the accompaniment. Discard the remaining shells. 4. In a medium pot, sauté garlic and onions in three tablespoons of butter over low heat for 15 minutes, constantly stirring. 5. Add wine, stocks, ½ bouillon cube, bay leaves and turn heat to medium-low. Allow mixture to simmer for seven minutes. Reduce heat to low and discard bay leaves. 6. Knead the flour and two remaining tablespoons of butter to form a roux. Add to the stock mixture and continue to stir until it has been completely incorporated. Set aside and allow to cool briefly. Puree the mixture in a food processor. 7. Place mixture in a medium pot. Add heavy cream, thyme, salt, white pepper, fresh ground pepper and allow to reduce and thicken over See GARNISH Page 65

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Surfing only permitted in designated areas

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By Kristin Joson Contributing Writer (May 30, 2014) Due to large beach crowds from Memorial Day through Sunfest (third weekend in September), surfing is only permitted in designated areas during the beach patrol’s operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Seven days a week there are two rotating surfing beaches. On weekdays there is also a third surfing beach set up in the inlet area. No activity other than surfing is allowed in the surf beach area. The two rotating surf beaches move two blocks south each day. Based on the current rotation, a specific street block would not have the surfing beach on the same date for over 20 years. So if your family stays on 10th Street the second week in June every year, and the surfing beach were to be on 10th street this year during that week, it would not happen again for the next 20 years. This really isn’t too much to ask to share this wonderful resource with the surfing community. The third surfing beach operates Monday through Friday and is always in the same location starting at the south rock jetty at the end of Ocean City and extending 200 yards north. This area was picked because it is usually not crowded on weekdays. Furthermore, it is not safe to swim close

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Surfers can sign up for notification service Continued from Page 65 predicted to improve, the surfing ordinance may be modified. There are also other factors taken into consideration when making this decision. On days of inclement weather, one can ask any SRT on the beach if the surfing ordinance has been modified, or call beach patrol headquarters at 410-2897556. There is also a surfing notification service which enables surfers to receive alerts when the surfing rules have been modified allowing surfing on all beaches. To sign up, visit our Web site. Local surf shops may also know when the surfing ordinance has been modified. Even during these conditions swimmers always have the right of way and surfers must be at least 50 yards away from any swimmers and wear a leash at all times (Ocean City ordinance). Surf beach areas are marked by smaller yellow stands on the particular block designated, one at the north end of the block and the other at the south end. Members of the beach patrol called surf beach facilitators (SBFs) are assigned to work at the surfing beaches. The SBF makes sure the operation of the surf beach runs smoothly. They make sure surfers stay within the designated area, while

also educating the public and making sure they do not swim or wade in the surf area. The SBF begins their work day at 9 a.m., an hour earlier than the rest of the patrol. During that time they are talking to beach patrons who are not planning to surf, making sure they understand the surfing beach operation. To further facilitate the smooth operation of the surfing beaches the SBF will go to the next day’s surfing beach (two blocks south) to inform the beach patrons that the next day their beach will be a surfing beach. Rules and ordinances similar to this are in effect in many jurisdictions throughout the country. I have heard many young surfers say something to the effect that the surfing beach rules only exist in Ocean City. However, several other beach resort areas like Pacific Beach in San Diego, Ca., run its surf beach very similarly to ours, as does Del Mar, Ca. during its busy season. The basic concept and bottom line behind the surf beach is safety. Keeping surfers separate from swimmers and waders is a proactive way to keep everyone safe and happy with the way they choose to enjoy the ocean. Many

beach communities throughout the country employ similar rules. To get the daily surfing beach rotation, visit any local surf shop or the beach patrol website at www.ococean.com/ocbp and don’t forget to sign up for the surfing notification service. At different times during the summer, special event permits will be issued by the Mayor and City Council to hold a surfing event at a section of beach other than the rotating surfing area. These events are usually surfing contests and are attended by hundreds of spectators and competitors and are enjoyable to watch. During these events swimming and wading is prohibited, and the beach patrol will be on duty making sure the event goes smoothly. Although this may cause you to walk half a block to enter the water, remember that surfing is important to the whole beach experience and although it may tie up a few blocks, swimmers still have more than 150 blocks to enjoy. In July 2012, in an attempt to give more access to the waves for the newer style body boards (Beater Boards), the city council voted to accept the beach patrol’s recommendations to change the (1970s) city ordinance that previously prohibited any body boards over 42 inches. With the change in the or-

dinance, soft top body boards up to 54 inches with a leash are now legal to be used on any Ocean City beach with the exception of the surfing beaches. Every once in a while new products and new sports emerge as hot new trends. Sometimes they are old sports that enjoy a resurgence, like skateboarding. But some, like the recent popularity of standup paddle boards have not been seen before. When new water-based activities or products come along, they often impact the beach patrol, like the Beater Boards did a few years ago. This past winter there was a suggestion raised to an Ocean City council member to allow standup paddle boards (SUPs) to launch from the beach and to paddle along the Ocean City coast during a few weeks in September. This was exciting news since my daughter and I enjoy paddle boarding in Ocean City but currently limit our SUP fun to the bay. Councilman Joe Mitrecic raised the subject at a meeting of the Recreation and Parks Commission this past January. The beach patrol was then asked to develop a pilot program for the 2014 season that would allow SUPs limited access to the ocean during the late season. We solicited ideas and concerns See SAFETY Page 67


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Safety top priority of beach patrol Continued from Page 66 from both experienced beach patrol supervisors as well as owners of local surf shops and stand up paddle board businesses on the subject. We factored this feedback into a plan that most agreed would be workable, yet safe for all those using the ocean. In summary, the plan would allow SUPs to operate within 200 yards of the beach during the time from the Monday following Labor Day, to Sept. 30, when the prohibition on SUPs would expire under current City Code. They must wear leashes and will have to obey all state and federal laws,

and stay 50 yards from all swimmers, waders and surfers. They will only be allowed when surfing is modified, and will operate only when SRTs deem it safe. The pilot plan was presented to the Commission in February, and was approved to go before the whole Council. The Council approved the plan by unanimous vote, and it went through the process required to amend the City Code. Thirty-one year beach patrol veteran Sergeant Tim Uebel said it best as we embarked on this journey, “We have to keep up with the times and stay current.” We will continue to keep up with the times, all while honoring our most important commitment of

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Sweet sounds of Ocean City Pipes & Drums Group has 13 members hailing from Princess Anne, OC, Berlin, points between

By Phil Jacobs Editor (May 30, 2014) It’s a cool, bright sunny afternoon in early spring. In a conference room of a rather non-descript government building, the bland walls and typical boardroom table seem incongruent with what’d about to happen. There Pat Harmon, an Ocean View, Del. resident, is awaiting his counterparts. In the meantime he starts to warm up. The sounds of the Scottish Highland explode like colors on a paint pallet turning the room into a delightful sound chamber. Harmon is playing his bagpipes, prior to the Ocean City Pipes & Drums group rehearsal. The group played solemnly Monday at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines during a Memorial Day program. Yet, it will play with gusto at Saturday’s Ravens Roost parade, beginning 10 a.m. from 19th Street. What you have here, however, is a group, most of who came onto bagpipes and drums a bit later on in life. The group has members as local as the Ocean City area and Berlin to Ocean View to Princess Anne. Jim

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Fry started it in the late 1990s. He has since retired. A couple of the current group members learned from him. “For me it’s something special,” said Harmon. “I started pipes rather late. “All I ever lived for was to play ball. I needed something, everybody does.” So it became playing the bagpipes. It interested him, he said, and they added with a wry smile, “you can never stop once you start playing. It’s

a different occupation, you’re just not getting paid in money for it.” Harmon added that anyone who wants to join the group and learn how to play is more than welcome. They will learn 54 different songs with titles such as “Scotland the Brave,” “Badge of Scotland,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Danny Boy.” He said the group has as many as 13 pipers and drummers dressed in

full kilt. You can find them on Facebook. Or like many Ravens parade goers, their music will be part of Saturday’s action. Ron Taylor has been playing the drums for over 40 years. He started playing as a Mervo Tech student in Baltimore City. “Everybody back then wanted to be known as a drummer in a rock and roll band,” he said. “I was mediocre. But I could play with the Baltimore City Bag Pipes Band, and I did so for 20 years. Bagpipes and drums is a different beat,” the Berlin resident. “It’s all second nature to me now.” For Matt Wallace, a Snow Hill High School special education teacher, the bagpipes were part of his own heritage. Many of us saw the film, “Braveheart,” where actor Mel Gibson played the Scottish hero William Wallace. “When I was a kid we went to Scotland, and I am of Scottish heritage. It seems like on every corner there was someone playing the pipes.” For Wallace, of Princess Anne, the group is also a family bonding opportunity. His 11-year-old son Payton plays the bagpipes with the group and younger son Colby, 8, is learning. “What is amazing to me is that I might have to play the same tune 50 times before I get it, and Payton has it learned after three times.” See OCEAN Page 71

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Pine Tones Chorus presents spring concert June 1 event, ‘30 Years of Music and Memories,’ celebrates group’s anniv.

(May 30, 2014) The Pine Tones Chorus will present its spring concert at the Community Church of Ocean Pines, on Route 589 and Beauchamp Road, Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door. The concert, “30 Years of Music and Memories,” celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tones Chorus. Photos from the chorus archives will be presented as a slide show, beginning 10 minutes before the concert. Concert selections will include pop tunes sung in the 1980’s, such as “Bye Bye Blues,” as well as more recent hit melodies from the shows “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” Music in the classical, spiritual styles will include Mozart’s “Alleluia” and John Rutter’s arrangement of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.” June Todd is the Pine Tones Chorus director and Cathy Morgan is the group’s accompanist. Other instruments will also support the performance with Tom Baione playing string bass, Bill Courtney, trombone and Ted Nichols on drums.

The Pine Tones Chorus will present its spring concert at the Community Church of Ocean Pines, on Route 589 and Beauchamp Road, Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m.

The Pine Tones Chorus includes 60 members from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and nearby areas. The Chorus has been entertaining local audiences in the Ocean Pines and Ocean City areas for 30 years, begin-

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Ocean City Pipes & Drums to perform in Ravens parade Continued from Page 69 Another player is Jon Andes, the former Worcester County Superintendent of Schools, who now teaches at Salisbury University. Andes, a Berlin resident, remembers going to an event and hearing Jim Fry, the group’s founder, playing. Andes started to take lessons from him, and now has been playing since 1997. Andes fooled around with a guitar in his teens. He said that playing the bagpipes produces music he enjoys and creates a fellowship between himself and the other musicians. “I always liked traditional Celtic music,” he said. “But I remember when ever I saw someone play the pipes, I always wondered how do you get a sound of that contraption. He explained how. A bagpipe, said Andes, is similar to double-reed instruments like an oboe. The difference, the reeds are

connected to the bag and don’t go directly into a musician’s mouth. The bag, itself, is filled with air blown into a blowpipe. Air is blown into the bag and leaves through drones and the chanter. A strong wood, such as African blackwood,” said Andes, can sustain pressure in the pipes. The bagpipe can play nine notes from low a to high a. The chanter and the drones, he said, give you the harmonics. “The bag is like an external set of lungs,” he said. “When you take a breath, you are filling the bag. The bags are made of elk hide or synthetic materials.” “The people are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met,” said Harmon. “We’ve got a teacher, a fireman, a paramedic, a boat captain and a crabber.” But when they don the kilts and play the music, they’re all of one perfect harmony.

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Life-Saving Station Museum honors military and families

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the southern end of the Boardwalk, will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program for active duty military families.

(May 30, 2014) The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be participating in the Blue Star Museums program for active duty military families. Blue Star Museums is a program which entitles active duty military personnel and their immediate family free admission into the museum. Active duty personnel includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and active National Guard and active Reserve members. The program runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Sept. 1. There are more than 1,600 museums and participating organizations involved in this program in all 50 states. For more information about Blue Star Museums and a list of participants,

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Children raise money for St. Jude’s during Trike-A-Thon (May 30, 2014) Carmella’s Kids Learning Center, located in Berlin, helped raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and safety awareness on May 22, by participating in the 30th annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon. The week prior to the event, children participated in safety awareness lessons and were each given a pledge packet to help raise funds. Carmella’s Kids raised a total of $385 to contribute to St. Jude’s. The top contributor was 4-year-old Miralena Smith. She raised $120. Other fundraising contributors were Tyler Smith, Gabriel Smith, John Lynch, Gracie Holloway, Gabriel Rodriguez, Bryce Baker, Alex Wood, Jordan Bennet, Malachi Goodman, Aubree Collier and Grant Stephan. The children had fun learning about

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OUT & ABOUT

INDUCTION OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

MASTER AWARD Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presents Kamau N’Dirangu, a third grader at Cedar Chapel Special School, with a gold medallion during last Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting at the board’s office in Newark. Franchot recognized N’Dirangu as a winner of a Maryland Masters Award for his abstract piece of art created using paint and yarn.

The William E. Esham Chapter of The Cum Laude Society at Worcester Preparatory School welcomes the following members during a ceremony in the school’s Guerrieri Library on April 23, front row, from left, are Aelya Ehtasham, Mikalah Potvin, Ariella Anthony and Sarah Freund, and in back row, Alison Greer, Christopher Choy, Mattie Maull, Michael Goldsmith and Lucas Baier. With the group is the featured speaker at the ceremony, Dr. Jill Caviglia-Harris, Professor of Economics, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University.

SDHS INVESTORS A combination of shrewd investing and a little bit of luck helped Stephen Decatur High School students Zack Farnan, Peter Vlachos, Myles Deppe and James Phillips earn top 10 finishes in the state and No. 1 on the Eastern Shore in the spring session of the Maryland Stock Market Game competition organized by the Maryland Council on Economic Education. Economics and personal finance teacher Kurt Marx, standing behind the students, guided them as they invested a virtual $100,000 over a 10-week period in corporations on the New York, American and NASDAQ markets. The team of Farnan and Phillips earned a third-place finish in the state while the team of Deppe and Vlachos took fifth. Stephen Decatur also had 11th- and 12th-place finishes in the state.

YOUNG ARTISTS Displaying their artwork honored during the Worcester County Fine Arts Festival are Ocean City Elementary School fourth grade students, in front row, Gabrielle Andransky, Bailey Pusey and Grace Williams, and in back row, Hailey Bowden, Maggie Lackner, Molli Spicer, Jake Banks and Logan Simmons.

RECOGNITION Norma Miles, right, a member of the General Levin Winder Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, accepts a certificate of recognition from Joan Chambers, honoring the public service and accomplishments of her late mother, Myrtle Ashburn Polk, founder of the Levin Winder Chapter.

PREVENTION AWARD Larry Batis, Drug Awareness chairman for Ocean City Elks #2645, receives the Prevention Award for outstanding contributions to improvement of life by reducing alcohol and drug abuse in Worcester County. It was presented during the 23rd annual Awards Reception of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council and the Worcester County Commissioners. Pictured with Batis, left, is Exalted Ruler, Pete Peterson.


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SERVICE LEARNING As part of their Service Learning Project, eighth grade students at Stephen Decatur Middle School spent the day at Ocean City Elementary School to teach fourth graders about Service Learning and Sustainability. The students also had fun working together to add perennial plantings to the OCES school grounds. OCES student Natalie Brushmiller, left, plants flowers in the garden with the help of Maggie Bunting.

STAR HONOREES

WILDLIFE LESSON Ocean City Elementary School Kindergarten students learn about wildlife on Assateague Island through puppets and real critters during the Assateague National Park Kinder Critter Show. Naturalist Micaela Hester is pictured with Chris Lieb’s students, Bo Gehrig, Ethan Meyer, Carlin Makibbin and Nadeen Hassanein.

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Stephen Decatur High School STAR (Students Thriving on Achievement and Recognition) honorees Caleb Massey, Samantha Flatley, Jared Massey and Shandon Foreman pose for a photo with guest speaker, Andrea Short, center, during the annual STAR breakfast, held April 30 at the Berlin high school.

Myra and Hugh Thomas Cropper, students at Worcester Prep, recently donated $543 to Atlantic General Hospital, benefitting the Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center. The siblings collected the funds during their stint as Headmasters for the Day at the school. Pictured in back row, from left, are parents, Hugh Cropper IV and JL Cropper; Nancy Helgeson of the Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center; and Toni Keiser, vice president of public relations at Atlantic General Hospital.

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Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club Vice President, Daniel S. Harris III and Treasurer, Margaret Mudron exhibit the Service Above Self Award of Excellence awards they received during the Rotary District 7630 Convention, held in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club meetings are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 15th Street and the Boardwalk.

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan presents a National Safe Boating Week Proclamation on May 5 to Commander Sterling Wyand of the Ocean City Power Squadron. Accepting the proclamation with Commander Wyand is Ocean City Power Squadron Executive Officer Stuart Glassman. National Safe Boating Week, held May 17-23, occurs annually at the beginning of the boating season to remind boaters to prepare for the safe and sane operation of their boats.


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Property owners donate homes for retreats Little Pink Houses of Hope organizes trips for families affected by breast cancer

By Clara Vaughn Staff Writer (May 30, 2014) Thanks to donations from its vacation rental owners, Vantage Resort Reality will host Ocean City’s Little Pink Houses of Hope Beach retreat this Saturday, May 31, through June 7. Little Pink Houses of Hope is a nonprofit organization that organizes a weeklong retreat for families affected by breast cancer. This year marks the first Ocean City will host the event, said Eliana Miteva, Vantage client relations coordinator. “They were really, really excited because they said they’d always wanted to have a retreat in Ocean City,” Miteva said of the nonprofit group. During their time in Ocean City, 10 families — about 70 people total — will spend time together sharing meals, playing golf at Viking Golf, visiting As-

sateague, eating at different restaurants around town and participating in other activities. While Vantage is providing the passes for families to visit Assateague Island and grocery store gift cards to stock the kitchens, the week wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers who donated their homes for the week. “We are so grateful to the owners,” Miteva said. “They are the ones who made it happen.” She found inspiration to organize the weeklong retreat last fall, after seeing a Little Pink Houses of Hope sign in Fenwick Island, Del., which also hosts the retreats. She set to work garnering the support of Vantage volunteers. In about two weeks, the company sent out an e-mail to its clients asking if any would be willing to volunteer

their houses for the weeklong retreat. “When I learned of this opportunity to make our condo units available to families in need of a reprieve, I definitely wanted to participate,” said Nancy Roes, of Annapolis, who donated all three of her Belmont Tower properties on the Boardwalk for the event. “We enjoy giving back to the community and helping those in need,” she said. Other local businesses have donated to make the week possible, including Viking Golf Amusements, Wobbly Wheel Boardwalk Bicycles, BJ’s on the Water, Bull on the Beach, Walk on Water Stand Up Paddleboard Company, Oceanic Fishing Pier, Dana Marie Photography, Red Door Community Center and Shore Community Church.

“Everyone gets involved in any way that they can,” Miteva said. “As much as we are focused on business, we still like to dream big and we believe we can change the world.” Breast cancer patient Jeanine Patten-Coble founded Little Pink Houses of Hope after her diagnosis in 2009 formed the foundation for the philanthropy. “The beach is a place where we were able to reconnect and get stronger as a family as we prepared for the cancer journey,” she said. “We have returned throughout treatment to find that same solace and place of peace.” She hopes to do the same for other breast cancer patients and their loved ones through the program. Read Coble’s story and learn more about Little Pink Houses of Hope at www.littlepink.org.

Coastal Kayak hosts Paddle for a Purpose, June 8

(May 30, 2014) Coastal Kayak of Fenwick Island, Del. will host the 4th annual Paddle for a Purpose, an event to benefit a local charity, on Sunday, June 8. Paddle for a Purpose is a charitable giving program sponsored by Coastal Kayak’s owners Mitch and Jenifer Adams-Mitchell. This year, every customer who comes in on June 8, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., in lieu of rental payments, will be able to donate to one of three pre-selected charities. “Each year we host our ‘Paddle for a Purpose’ events so that customers will come out for some fun and help us raise money for great local causes,” said Jenifer Adams-Mitchell. “We believe in the work of these three terrific organizations, which are completely volunteer-driven, thereby keeping overhead very low, giving the charity lots of bang per buck. This year, in the spirit of friendly competition, we encourage our patrons to try something new, like paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking and vacation for the afternoon with us.” Contenders for the cash donation from Coastal Kayak are: •Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc., a nonprofit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles. For more information, visit www.merrinstitute.org. •Horseshoe Crab Conservation Fund, an endowment fund created by ERDG to support community based horseshoe crab conservation initiatives. For information, See IN Page 78

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Continued from Page 77 visit www.horseshoecrab.org. •Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation provides scholarships for local students and grants to local organizations and has contributed more than $500,000 in its 10-year history. For more information, visit www.qrcf.org. In the last four years, Coastal Kayak has donated thousands of dollars to organizations including the ones listed above, and others such as the American Cancer Society, SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer, Rebecca Adams Green Foundation, Justin’s Beach House and the Worcester County Humane Society. In April, Coastal Kayak hosted “Paddle with your Pooch,” a dog- (and other pet-) friendly day of paddling which raised more than $300 for the Worcester County Humane Society. “We are so grateful for this kind of support from Coastal Kayak. Not only do the dollars donated further our mission, we are also provided with a forum

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Calendar FRI. May 30 Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5. Info: 757-641-2124 or www.treasuresoftheearth.net.

GEM, MINERAL AND JEWELRY SHOW —

OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT — OC

Fishing Center, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane, West Ocean City, 3:30-7 p.m. See the boats at the dockside weigh-ins. Info: Mark Sampson, 410-213-2442, ocsharktournament@gmail.com or www.ocsharktournament.com.

COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE RAVENS ROOSTS ANNUAL PARADE — Begins at 10 a.m. and travels along Baltimore Avenue from 19th Street to 26th Street. Showcasing more than 75 member roosts from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virgina. Players, cheerleaders, mascots, band, floats and more appear in this two-hour parade. Info: Sue Draper, sdraper65@verizon.net or www.councilrr.com. The Ravens Roost Headquarters is located at the Castle in the Sand Hotel on 37th Street.

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Fans join Ravens players, coaches, cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe, talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. Info: Renee Seiden, 410-5243535.

3RD ANNUAL RAVENS BEACH BASH —

BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901

Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

ZUMBA FOR OUR WARRIORS — Maggs

Gym on the Salisbury University Campus. Donations are $10 prior to the event or $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Bleacher seating available for those who may not want to dance, but still wish to give their support. Info: Paul Trichel, 650-776-8171.

SAT. May 31 Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5. Info: 757-641-2124 or www.treasuresoftheearth.net.

GEM, MINERAL AND JEWELRY SHOW —

OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT — OC Fishing Center, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane,

ARTISTS Shea Dowling, of Ocean City, presents one of her photographs during the Worcester Preparatory School’s annual Upper School Art & Media Show. (Right) Hank Faust, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., displays one of his paintings during the show. West Ocean City, 3:30-7 p.m. See the boats at the dockside weigh-ins. Info: Mark Sampson, 410-213-2442, ocsharktournament@gmail.com or www.ocsharktournament.com. Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Fans join Ravens players, coaches, cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe, talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. Info: Renee Seiden, 410-5243535.

3RD ANNUAL RAVENS BEACH BASH —

FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to noon. Produce, farm fresh eggs, organic goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, soaps, jelly, homemade baked goods, honey and more. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines - Ocean City will man the Community Tent, selling coffee, snacks and refreshments as well as some “White Elephant” items of which the proceeds benefit the youth of our community. DANCING — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Auditorium, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7-10 p.m. An evening of ballroom and Latin dancing including salsa, merengue, samba and hustle to the music of Bob Hughes. Open to singles and couples. Attire is dressey casual. Cost is $12.50. Light snacks and refreshments available. Info: DancingAtTheBeach.com or Michael Tasevoli, 443-474-0015.

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE — Ocean City Presbyterian Curch, 1301 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keenwick Sound Clubhouse, on Route

FACTORY DIRECT EVERYTHING $6 SALE —

54 at River Run, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring K&J jewelry, accessories and more. More than 1,000 items. All are welcome.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-2-2, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.

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

SUN. June 1 Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 14k, sterling silver jewelry, pearls, beads, loose stones, crystals and more. Classic and contemporary designs for show and sale. Admission costs $5. Info: 757-641-2124 or www.treasuresoftheearth.net.

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OC BEACH LIGHTS — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. A five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring an eight-minute, visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the boardwalk. New fireworks effects added this year. Info: www.ococean.com or 800-626-2326. Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Fans join Ravens players, coaches, cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe, talent

3RD ANNUAL RAVENS BEACH BASH —

from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend. Info: Renee Seiden, 410-5243535.

PLAY-IT-SAFE - KARAOKE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at Dorchester Street,

6-8 p.m. High school graduates can register to perform solo or in groups to win prizes. The DJ will coordinate singers. Free event. Info: Al “Hondo” Handy, 410-250-0125.

FREE FISHING CLASS FOR KIDS — Ake Marine, 12930 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City, 1:30-3 p.m. The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association is providing free classes for kids ages 6-16. Beverage and snack will be provided. Pre-register: www.mssa.net. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS #169 — At-

lantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Group is a 12-step program for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem. Info: www.OARegion7.org or Bett 410-2029078. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 12 - 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Info: Rob 443783-3529.

PINE TONES CHORUS CONCERT - Commu-

nity Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, 3 p.m. The concert, titled “30 Years of Music and Memories,” celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tones Chorus. Photos from the chorus archive will be presented as a slide show, beginning 10 minutes before the con-

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CALENDAR cert. Tickets cost $10, payable at the door. Info: Pat Beisler, 410-208-2682 or June Todd, 410-289-7373.

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ORIOLES TICKETS RAFFLE - 28th Street

Pit & Pub, Ocean City, 3 p.m. Ravens Roost #58 will be raffling off four Orioles tickets with parking pass or a June game. Five tickets for $20. Stop by the pub prior to drawing or call 443-4972040.

MON. June 2 DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus,

Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-641-6876.

HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106

Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.

HISTORIC MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, 1-4 p.m. Info: 410-251-2849.

TUES. June 3 PLAY-IT-SAFE - KARAOKE AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL — Ocean City beach at Third

Street, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball teams of 4-6 high school graduates will sign up to compete against one another for certain prizes. Karaoke will be going on simultaneously at 5 p.m. Free event. Info: Al “Hondo” Handy, 410-250-0125.

ALZHEIMER’S CARE TRAINING PROGRAM — Atria Senior Living, 1110 Healthway

Drive, Salisbury, 2-4 p.m. Learn about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Refreshments provided. RSVP: Amber Boyden, amber.boyden@atriaseniorliving.com or 410-546-9997.

CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus,

9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Menu includes steamed crabs (if available), steamed shrimp, crab soup, pizza and

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more. Pre-orders: 410-524-7994, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

‘ASK A MASTER GARDENER’ — The Uni-

versity of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service offers free clinics at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m., May through September. Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions. Samples may be brought for testing in a plastic bag marked with name and phone number. All services are free of charge. Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7-9 p.m. Meet Democratic candidates John LaFerla, Bill Tilghman and Senator Jim Mathias. Info: 410-208-0219 or 410-641-5136.

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WED. June 4

MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Carousel Re-

sort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront, Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Free movies on the beach for the entire family. Take beach chairs or a blanket. Info: 800-626-2326. Northside Park Gym, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 7 p.m. Teams of three high school graduates can sign up to play basketball. They will play through an elimination process to determine winners. Free event. Info: Al “Hondo” Handy, 410-250-0125.

PLAY-IT-SAFE - 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL —

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean

City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street and Sinepuxent Avenue, rear of the Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Open to the public. No one allowed in the hall under 18 years of age during bingo. Info: 410-250-2645. Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB —

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY — Meets every

Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:45 a.m. Except the third Wednesday of the month when it takes place at Halls Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m., June through September. Info: d.landis@mchsi.com or 410-641-7330.

HUMANE SOCIETY FUNDRAISER — Olde

English Fish and Chips, 4-8 p.m. After dinner, swing over to Sweet Frog, 5-8 p.m. Both located at the 67th Street Towncenter Midtown Boardwalk. Mention that you are there to support the Worcester County Humane Society and a portion of the sales will go to the West Ocean City no-kill shelter.

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

THUR. June 5

PLAY-IT-SAFE - DODGEBALL — Northside

Park Gym, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 8-10 p.m. Teams of 6 high school graduates will compete against each other just for fun. Free event. Info: Al “Hondo” Handy, 410-250-0125.

BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday,

Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577.

BINGO — American Legion Post 166,

2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410289-3166.

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

ONGOING EVENTS

BOOKS BY THE BAG SALE — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, during regular hours through Labor Day. Gently used books for $5 a bag. Info: 410524-1818.

BLUE STAR MUSEUM PROGRAM — Ocean

City Life-Saving Station Museum, located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., May 26 through Sept. 1. Free admission for active service members and their families. Info: 410289-4991. Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open every Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring handcrafted home décor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club.

PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN —

AUMC THRIFT SHOP — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. Now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 410289-4458.

SINGERS WANTED — The Worcester Chorale will hold rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., from March 19 through June 25 at the Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City. “Poetry, Lyrics, and Music,” a concert combining the lyrical flow of poetry with intricate melodies, will take place on June 29. Info: 410-208-4707.

SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES — Berlin

Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., through June 24. Also held at Pocomoke Health Center, 400-A Walnut St., Thursdays, 56 p.m., through June 26. Professionally trained instructors will help develop customized plans for quitting. Register: Worcester County Health Department, 410-632-0056.

OCVFC LADIES AUXILIARY — The group

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

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP — Group meets the second Tuesday of

each month at Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2:30-4 p.m. Speakers, discussions, exercise, etc. No reservations, no fees. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to stop by. Info: 410208-3132.

CPR/AED, BLS AND FIRST AID COURSES — The American Heart Association is of-

fering these life saving skills. Great for families, communities with pools, teachers, construction workers, lifeguards, coaches, physical trainers, camp counselors. Also Basic Life Support training for medical professionals, pharmacists, dentists, doctors, CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s or nursing students. Weekly classes offered. Sign up: 302462-5594. Takes place the third Wednesday of each month at Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 1-2 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month at Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes and its treatment is invited to attend. Info: Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services, 410632-0056.

FREE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS —

Group meets the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m in the library meeting room. Discussions on library and volunteer needs and often include interesting speakers. Followed by refreshments. New Friends always welcome.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN CITY LIBRARY —

DIAKONIA THRIFT SHOP — Used to be Mine, Route 611 and Sunset Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newly expanded and redecorated. Furniture, clothing, toys and linens. Info: 410-213-0243. Luncheon meeting, third Tuesday, 1 p.m., Ocean Pines. Info: 410-2081398.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS SOCIAL CLUB —


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

TRUSTEE’S SALE OF CONDOMINIUM UNIT The Trustee named below will sell at public auction to the highest bidder on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., at the Lighthouse Cove Condominium, 14305 Lighthouse Avenue, Ocean City, MD, all that property designated as Lighthouse Cove Condominium Unit No. B, together with an undivided interest in the common elements as established by Declaration and Bylaws recorded among the land records of Worcester County in Liber R.H.O. No. 1645, folio 74, et seq., as amended, and as further described in a deed recorded at Liber 1725, folio 362, et seq., in “AS IS” condition, SUBJECT to all the liens, covenants, agreements, conditions, easements and restrictions as may appear among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland. A deposit of $10,000.00 in cash or certified check will be required of the Purchaser at the time and place of sale. (A deposit will not be required if the successful bidder is the secured party in this foreclosure action.) The balance in cash or certified check will be due within 20 days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, said balance to bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum from the date of sale to the date of payment. Time is of the essence for the Purchaser. All real estate taxes, wastewater, water charges, and condominium assessments shall be adjusted as of the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser. The cost of title documents, settlement costs, recordation taxes, transfer taxes and recording fees shall be paid by the Purchaser. Possession will be given upon payment in full of the purchase price. If Purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price following ratification of sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting Purchaser. For further information, you may contact Christopher G. Mancini, Trustee, 410-723-1400. OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 11718 RIVERVIEW DR., UNIT #8 BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Mitchell David, dated August 14, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4981, folio 428 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof,

the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 13, 2014 AT 3:05 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Tax ID #03-121585 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, 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 $36,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees.  There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent, to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.   Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale.  In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit.  The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without reselling the property.  In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any,

even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. Trustees’ file number 43480. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Stephanie Montgomery, Kenneth Savitz, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 www.mwc-law.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 209 E. MARTIN ST. SNOW HILL, MD 21863 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Gregory T. Parker a/k/a Gregory Parker and Cynthia L. Parker a/k/a Cynthia Parker, dated February 23, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4877, folio 647 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 16, 2014 AT 2:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $15,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 8% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If pay-

ment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of the ground rent escrow, if required. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #2012-32150) Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, Erin M. Brady, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________ Morris/Hardwick/Schneider 9409 Philadelphia Road Baltimore, MD 21237 410-284-9600

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 402 DUELING WAY BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Ahmad J. Awadallah and Said Qibaa, dated February 28, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4900, folio 185 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 17, 2014 AT 1:35 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of


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PUBLIC NOTICES record affecting the same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $43,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within 10 days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. If the purchaser fails to settle within the aforesaid ten (10) days of ratification, the purchaser relinquishes their deposit and the Sub-Trustees may file an appropriate motion with the court to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed with the Court in connection with such motion and any Show Cause Order issued by the Court and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper or Order by certified mail and regular mail sent to the address provided by the purchaser and as recorded on the documents executed by the purchaser at the time of the sale. Service shall be deemed effective upon the purchaser 3 days after postmarked by the United States Post Office. It is expressly agreed by the purchaser that actual receipt of the certified mail is not required for service to be effective. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement the deposit shall be forfeited to the Sub-Trustees and all expenses of this sale (including attorney fees and full commission on the gross sales price of the sale) shall be charged against and paid from the forfeited deposit. In the event of resale the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property regardless of any improvements made to the real property. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate of 6.000% per annum from the date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the SubTrustees. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for the costs of all transfer taxes, documentary stamps and all other costs incident to settlement. Purchaser shall be responsible for physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward. The sale is subject to post sale audit by the Noteholder to determine whether the borrower entered into any repayment/forbearance agreement, reinstated or paid off prior to the sale. In any such event the Purchaser agrees that upon notification by the Sub-Trustees of such event the sale is null and void and of no legal effect and the deposit returned without interest. If the Sub-Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or good and marketable title, or the sale is not ratified for any reason by the Circuit Court including errors made by the Sub-Trustees, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without any interest. Mark H. Wittstadt, et al., Sub.

Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 5740 EVERGREEN TERR. SNOW HILL, MD 21863 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated November 10, 2009 and recorded in Liber 5394, Folio 477 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $137,464.00 and an original interest rate of 5.00000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 10, 2014 AT 4:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $14,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser,

whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ Dackman & Heyman, LLC, Solicitors Gordon B. Heyman, Solicitor 2221 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21218

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF 3-BEDROOM MANUFACTURED HOME 8544 NORTH LONGBOAT WAY BERLIN, MD 21811 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from William P. Bogdan and Wendy V. Greenwaldt dated December 26, 2007, recorded in Liber 5044, folio 527 recorded among the Land Records of Worcester Co. (Case No. 23-C-14-000430), default as defined in said Deed of Trust having occurred, and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 13, 2014 AT 12:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is believed to be improved by a manufactured home containing 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Terms of Sale: A cash deposit, cer-

tified check or cashier’s check for $8,000 will be required of the purchaser(s) at time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid in cash within ten (10) days following final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence for the purchaser(s) performance. If the purchaser(s) fails to go to settlement the deposit shall be forfeited to the Substitute Trustees and all expenses of this sale (including attorney fees and full commission on the gross sales price of the sale) shall be charged against and paid from the forfeited deposit. In the event of resale the defaulting purchaser(s) shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property regardless of any improvements made to the real property. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money at the rate stated in the foreclosed Deed of Trust Note from date of sale to the date funds are received by the Substitute Trustees. The Substitute Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Taxes, water, sewer, ground rent, condominium fees, and/or homeowners association dues, if applicable, to be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. All other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, are to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The purchaser(s) shall be responsible for payment of any ground rent escrow, if required. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, and without any representations or warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the nature, value, use, description or condition of the property, equipment, fixtures or improvements. The property is also being sold subject to all existing housing, building and zoning code violations, critical area and wetland violations, environmental problems, conditions or hazards, which may exist on or with respect to the property and such state of facts that an accurate survey or physical inspection of the property might disclose. Purchaser(s) shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. If there are tenants in possession of all or part of the property, the Substitute Trustees shall not be responsible for any tenant security deposit. The property is being sold subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any, which are not extinguished as a matter of law by the foreclosure. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser(s). Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect and the purchaser(s) shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, agricultural transfer taxes and settlement costs to be paid by the purchaser(s). In the event settlement is delayed for any


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PUBLIC NOTICES reason and the property is purchased by someone other than Note holder, there shall be no abatement of interest caused by the delay. The purchaser(s) at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property from the date of sale. The information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but is offered for information purposes only. The Auctioneer and the Substitute Trustees do not make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of this information. The acreage and square footage are approximate. Gordon B. Heyman, Debra G. Lerner, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 14301 LIGHT HOUSE AVE., UNIT #103 A/R/T/A 14301 LIGHTHOUSE AVE., UNIT #103 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated September 26, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4547, Folio 237 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $258,948.00 and an original interest rate of 1.61% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 10, 2014 AT 4:03 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 103 in the Wanmar Villas II Condominium and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $15,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of

interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 122 NEWPORT BAY DR., UNIT #3 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Sarah Abdulla, dated March 23, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4897, folio 98 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public

auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 6, 2014 AT 1:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 3 in the “Timberloft Townhouse Condominium”, Tax ID #10-314836 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, 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 $28,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees.  There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent, to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser.   Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale.  In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit.  The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without reselling the property.  In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be

entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. Trustees’ file number 33978. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Stephanie Montgomery, Kenneth Savitz, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 85 ABBYSHIRE LA. A/R/T/A 85 ABBYSHIRE RD. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated November 5, 2004 and recorded in Liber 4313, Folio 533 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $300,000.00 and an original interest rate of 6.65% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 10, 2014 AT 4:09 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $40,000 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, 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. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 14405 TUNNEL AVE., UNIT #111 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated September 26, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4549, Folio 263 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $258,948.00 and an original interest rate of 1.61% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door,

One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 111 in the “Lost Colony II Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $15,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or

marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ Buonassissi, Henning & Lash, P.C. 1861 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 300 Reston, Virginia 20190 (703) 796-1341

TRUSTEE’S SALE 6092 Worcester Highway Snow Hill, MD 21863 In execution of the Deed of Trust dated December 21, 2009 and recorded January 5, 2010 in Liber SVH 5410, folio 413, among the Worcester County land records, the undersigned Substitute Trustees, any of whom may act, will offer for sale at public auction on June 2, 2014, at 2:41 PM, at the front of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, the following property: ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforementioned Deed of Trust. TAX ID: 02-005840 The property and improvements will be sold in “as is” physical condition without warranty of any kind and subject to all conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same. TERMS OF SALE: A non-refundable bidder’s deposit of $15,500.00 by cashier’s/certified check required at time of sale except for the party secured by the Deed of Trust. Risk of loss on purchaser from date and time of auction. The balance of the purchase price together with interest thereon at 4.625% per annum from date of sale to receipt of purchase price by Trustees must be paid by cashier’s check within 10 days after final ratification of sale. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. All real estate taxes and other public charges and/or assessments to be adjusted as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser. If applicable, any condominium and/or homeowners association dues and assessments that may become due after the date of sale shall be purchaser’s responsibility. Purchaser shall pay all transfer, documentary and recording taxes/fees and all other settlement costs. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining possession of the property. If purchaser defaults, deposit will be forfeited and property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser who shall be liable for any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, expenses and attorney’s fees of both sales. If Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of deposit without interest. This sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the

loan secured by the Deed of Trust including but not limited to determining whether prior to sale a forbearance, repayment or other agreement was entered into or the loan was reinstated or paid off; in any such event this sale shall be null and void and purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of deposit without interest. (80444) Richard A. Lash, Barry K. Bedford, David A. Rosen, Leonard W. Harrington, Jr., Robert E. Kelly, Pooya Tavakol and Ramsey Saleeby, Substitute Trustees Auctioneers: Alex Cooper Auctioneers 908 York Road Towson, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 9214 SCOTCH LA. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated November 5, 2008 and recorded in Liber 5171, Folio 386 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $375,000.00 and an original interest rate of 2.16% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:03 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $20,000 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


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PUBLIC NOTICES thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 1201 ST. LOUIS AVE., UNIT #42 A/R/T/A 1219 ST. LOUIS AVE., UNIT #42 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated January 31, 2001 and recorded in Liber 2979, Folio 198 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $60,000.00 and an original interest rate of 6.25000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD

21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:06 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 42 in the “Royal Palm Townhouses” 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 $5,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of

the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 8 CANAL SIDE MEWS WEST A/R/T/A 8 CANAL SIDE MEWS OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated November 29, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4842, Folio 423 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $560,000.00 and an original interest rate of 7.8750% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:09 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit LUT-AX-8, in Phase 8, pursuant to a Condominium Regime established by and shown on a condominium plat entitled “Condominium Plat Phase 8, The Townhouse Condominium II At Sunset Island” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $57,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or as-

sessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 13908 NORTH OCEAN RD., UNIT #8A OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated December 22, 2007 and recorded in Liber 5045, Folio 370 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $247,500.00 and an original interest rate of 6.87500% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:12 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any build-


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PUBLIC NOTICES ings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit 8A, Phase 1, Sub-Phase C, on plats and plans entitled “Tiburon I Condominium, Ocean City, Worcester Co. Maryland, Sub-Phase C” 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 $30,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or eq-

uity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 1412 SNOW HILL RD. STOCKTON, MD 21864 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 24, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4692, Folio 284 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $100,000.00 and an original interest rate of 8.75000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:15 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $10,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Pur-

chaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ Buonassissi, Henning & Lash, P.C. 1861 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 300 Reston, Virginia 20190 (703) 796-1341

TRUSTEE’S SALE 100 Berwyck Circle Pocomoke City, MD 21851 In execution of the Deed of Trust dated July 22, 2005 and recorded July 29, 2005 in Liber SVH 4493, folio 694, among the Worcester County land records, the undersigned Substitute Trustees, any of whom may act, will offer for sale at public auction on June 2, 2014, at 2:43 PM, at the front of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, the following property: ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforementioned Deed of Trust. TAX ID: 01-030272 The property and improvements will be sold in “as is” physical condition without warranty of any kind and subject to all conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same. TERMS OF SALE: A non-refundable bidder’s deposit of $12,500.00 by cashier’s/certified check required at time of sale except for the party secured by the Deed of Trust. Risk of loss on purchaser from date and time of auction. The balance of the purchase price together with interest thereon at 2.625% per annum from date of sale to receipt of purchase price by Trustees must be paid

by cashier’s check within 10 days after final ratification of sale. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. All real estate taxes and other public charges and/or assessments to be adjusted as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser. If applicable, any condominium and/or homeowners association dues and assessments that may become due after the date of sale shall be purchaser’s responsibility. Purchaser shall pay all transfer, documentary and recording taxes/fees and all other settlement costs. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining possession of the property. If purchaser defaults, deposit will be forfeited and property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser who shall be liable for any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, expenses and attorney’s fees of both sales. If Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of deposit without interest. This sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan secured by the Deed of Trust including but not limited to determining whether prior to sale a forbearance, repayment or other agreement was entered into or the loan was reinstated or paid off; in any such event this sale shall be null and void and purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of deposit without interest. (80457) Richard A. Lash, Barry K. Bedford, David A. Rosen, Leonard W. Harrington, Jr., Robert E. Kelly, Pooya Tavakol and Ramsey Saleeby, Substitute Trustees Auctioneers: Alex Cooper Auctioneers 908 York Road Towson, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 7 143RD ST. OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 28, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4958, Folio 480 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $600,000.00 and an original interest rate of 6.125% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:18 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situ-


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PUBLIC NOTICES ated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $73,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 11 SLOOP LA. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated August 11, 2005 and recorded in Liber 5434, Folio 7 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $280,000.00 and an original interest rate of 7.17000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:21 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $45,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit

of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 120 ROBIN HOOD TRAIL A/R/T/A 120 ROBINHOOD TRAIL OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 29, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4427, Folio 220 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $150,500.00 and an original interest rate of 6.750% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:24 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $14,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase

money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15567 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF EDWARD CHARLES BELT Notice is given that Andrew M. Belt, 204 Courtland Ave., Towson, MD 21204, was on May 08, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Edward Charles Belt who died on March 28, 2014, without a will.


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PUBLIC NOTICES Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 8th day of November, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Andrew M. Belt Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: May 15, 2014 OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. DONALD I. MORGAN MARY C. MORGAN 3714 Nassawango Hills Drive Snow Hill, MD 21863 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001707

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 6th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 3714 Nassawango Hills Drive, Snow Hill, MD 21863, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, pro-

vided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 2nd day of June, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $185,101.97. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ Alba Law Group, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Mark S. Devan, et al as Substituted Trustees VS. Mary S. Bloxom IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY CASE NO. 23-C-14-000282

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 8th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 109 Morgan Run, Snow Hill, MD 21863, made and reported by Mark S. Devan, Christine Drexel, Brian McNair, Melissa L. Cassell, Angela Nasuta, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, 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 2nd day of June, 2014. The Report states the amount of sale to be $112,545.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. ROBERT J. ROEBUCK 800 Walnut Street Pocomoke City, MD 21851 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001551

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 7th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and

described as 800 Walnut Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, 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 2nd day of June, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $68,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Berlin will hold a public hearing on proposed Ordinance 2014-01, FY15 Budget at 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2014, in the Mayor and Council Chambers, 10 William Street. The public is invited to attend and comment. A copy of the proposed FY-15 Budget is available for inspection in Town Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. OCD-5/22/2t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. JOHN KESKULA SHARON KESKULA 12609 Wight Street, Unit #104 Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001732

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 7th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 12609 Wight Street, Unit #104, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, 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 2nd day of June, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $306,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy

Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. ANTOINETTE E. NEY AKA ANTOINETTE HELEN NEY 47 Quarter Staff Place Berlin ARTA Ocean Pines, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001708

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 7th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 47 Quarter Staff Place, Berlin ARTA Ocean Pines, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, 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 2nd day of June, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $165,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. MING T. YEE CYNTHIA C. YEE 12305 Snug Harbor Road IRTA 12305 Snug Harbor Road, West Ocean City, MD 21842 Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-001205

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 12th day of May, 2014, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and


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PUBLIC NOTICES described as 12305 Snug Harbor Road, IRTA 12305 Snug Harbor Road, West Ocean City, MD 21842, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of June, 2014, 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 2nd day of June, 2014. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $245,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-5/15/3t _________________________________ GUY R. AYRES III AYRES, JENKINS, GORDY & ALMAND, P.A. 6200 Coastal Highway, STE. 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 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 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 $215, and the costs of attending the proceeding, as provided 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 13, 2014 AT THE HOUR OF 10:00 A.M. the below described properties: Item 1 10-303958 and 11306348070 Described as Sandel Bay Condominium Unit 3, Assessed to Louis Allman, Assessed Value $121,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $874.63 Item 2 10-095751 and 9107-12520 Described as Bayside Keys Lot 97, Assessed to Rose N. Atwood, Assessed Value $259,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,549.34 Item 3 10-359597 and 10793155948 Described as Lost Colony VIII Condominium, Unit 272, Assessed to Radoslav Bachev and William Neely, Assessed Value

$126,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,116.52 Item 4 10-045452 and 81411-4198 Described as Bayshore Condominium, Unit 57, Assessed to Freeman G. and Mary M. Bagnall, Assessed Value $103,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $920.70 Item 5 10-316693 and 51333-49730 Described as San Remo Condominium, Unit 302 Building A, Assessed to Mary Lynne Barrett, Assessed Value $241,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,195.59 Item 6 10-305934 and 10865548388 Described as Key West Villas Condominium, Unit 305, Assessed to Phyllis H. Bennett, Assessed Value $74,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $2,203.24 Item 7 10-164370 and 91827-24262 Described as Sails II Condominium, Unit 204, Assessed to Richard Boothe, Assessed Value $209,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,047.24 Item 8 10-267390 and 43813-41754 Described as Jockey Beach Club Condominium, Unit 360 B C P 3, Assessed to Joshua Bowen, III and Martha A. Bowen, Assessed Value $103,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,043.88 Item 9 10-387698 and 10606361103 Described as Harbor Sails II Condominium, Unit 2, Assessed to Geraldine Bushee, Assessed Value $191,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $3,740.75 Item 10 10-055652 and 6715-5858 Described as Bay Shore Estates, Lot 209B, Assessed to Joseph F. Calis, Assessed Value $335,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $761.75 Item 11 10-746752 and 10976772823 Described as Bahia Vista Condominium, Unit 405, Assessed to John C. and Ruby N. Celia, Assessed Value $327,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,245.80 Item 12 10-101328 and 2271513458 Described as Bimini Condominium, Unit 20, Assessed to Douglas Cheesman, Assessed Value $291,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,232.72 Item 13 10-119391 and 2477916624 Described as Atlantis Condominium Unit 106, Assessed to John P. Cinotti, Assessed Value $306,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,215.16 Item 14 10-337844 and 10880952244 Described as Club Ocean Villas II Condominium Unit 230 B C 21 P 25, Assessed to Joseph M. and Dorothy E. Connell, Assessed Value $142,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $924.73 Item 15 10-311233 and 11221549228 Described as Coastal Bay Condominium Unit 101, Assessed to Robert Lee Croft, Assessed Value $86,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $838.89 Item 16 10-144191 and 2893120916 Described as Fountainhead Tower Condominium Unit 1406, Assessed to Edward F. Daly, Assessed Value $319,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,191.58 Item 17 10-212227 and 65483-

32192 Described as Light House Village Condominium Unit 114 P 1, Assessed to William J. Daly, Assessed Value $130,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,046.13 Item 18 10-055563 and 16681-5844 Described as Gull Way Villas Condominium Unit 2101 S 1, Assessed to Gary W. Deems, Assessed Value $135,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $940.26 Item 19 10-147379 and 8747321448 Described as Carousel Center Condominium Unit T-1206, Assessed to Thomas R. and Deborah L. Dickson, Assessed Value $292,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,111.54 Item 21 10-291585 and 11615345978 Described as Raffles Condominium Unit 210 B B P 2, Assessed to John Doyle, Assessed Value $121,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $946.79 Item 23 10-131936 and 8547918830 Described as Lot 183A on the Plat of Caine Harbor Mile, Assessed to M. Lee and Mary P. Fertig, Assessed value $227,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,718.09 Item 24 10-742846 and 10579368337 Described as Sunset Pointe Condominium Unit 103, Assessed to Joseph A. Flicop, Assessed value $289,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,414.80 Item 25 10-135370 and 10946119314 Described as High Point Condominium Unit 10G, Assessed to Richard W. & Karen E. Franklin, Assessed Value $205,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $791.06 Item 26 10-061202 and 74581-6838 Described as Old Port Cove West Condominium Unit 8 B A P 1, Assessed to Roger Frazier, Assessed Value $160,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,042.66 Item 27 10-036194 and 980652594 Described as Virginian Condominium B Unit 22, Assessed to Dino B. Grasso, Assessed Value $73,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $738.17 Item 28 10-104092 and 7200357278 Described as Tahitian Sun Condominium Unit 201, Assessed to Stanley J & Katie Griffin, Assessed Value $192,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,147.11 Item 30 10-232260 and 6823735612 Described as Outrigger II Condominium Unit 332C, Assessed to Marie D. & Chassity Gue, Assessed Value $171,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,389.36 Item 31 10-285291 and 12457944938 Described as Plaza Condominium Unit 1510, Assessed to Mitchell Halem, M. Silverman Halem & Others, Assessed Value $357,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,055.92 Item 32 10-226821 and 3740534664 Described as Sunspot Condominium Unit 301, Assessed to Barbara J. Harmon, Assessed Value $217,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $872.56 Item 33 10-140498 and 7528920242 Described as Sea Watch Condominium Unit 205, Assessed

to Antonios & Denise Heper, Assessed Value $284,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,172.26 Item 34 10-134684 and 7801719190 Described as High Point Condominium Unit 9 P H, Assessed to Antonios & Denise Heper, Assessed Value $304,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,261.88 Item 35 10-357659 and 5476755296 Described as Harbor Lights Condominium Unit 15 B B, Assessed to Bruce A. Holland, Assessed Value $151,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,089.20 Item 36 10-134560 and 2719319168 Described as High Point Condominium Unit 5 P H, Assessed to Margie C. Homburg, Assessed Value $304,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,452.60 Item 37 10-090504 and 8227511650 Described as Oceana Condominium Unit 706 B 2, Assessed to Andrew & Yvette Hudyma, Assessed Value $269,200 Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,111.54 Item 38 10-090172 and 8979111590 Described as Oceana Condominium Unit 708 B 2, Assessed to Yvette C. Hudyma, Assessed Value $288,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,111.54 Item 39 10-389984 and 9869561301 Described as Wild Dunes Condominium Unit 301, Assessed to Yvette C. Hudyma, Assessed Value $720,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,758.19 Item 40 10-136954 and 6251519600 Described as Irene Condominium Unit 1205, Assessed to Elizabeth L. Jaeckel, Assessed Value $290,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $991.22 Item 41 10-754518 and 11429373319 Described as Key Largo Condominium Unit 401, Assessed to Sirous M. Jafari & Martin G. Letren, Assessed Value $517,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $3,983.28 Item 42 10-223806 and 11788334126 Described as Sea Witch Condominium Unit 106 P 1, Assessed to Peter & Barbara Johnson, Assessed Value $200,570, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,593.86 Item 43 10-060494 and 1039996710 Described as Coral Sands Condominium Unit 1E & Âź of 1N, Assessed to Paul M. Kahn, Assessed Value $124,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $2,966.66 Item 45 10-214874 Described as Lot 126A Captains Quarters Road, Assessed to George & Artemis Karvounis, Assessed Value $233,700, Real Taxes, Interest and Penalties Due $6,495.82 Item 46 10-153832 and 9060322442 Described as Tides Edge Condominium Unit 104, Assessed to John F. & Sharon Keskula, Assessed Value $220,700, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,355.16 Item 47 10-113040 and 2365115480 Described as Pyramid Condominium Unit 19J , Assessed to Donald M. & Barbara J. Kincaid,


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PUBLIC NOTICES Assessed Value $228,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,032.93 Item 48 10-131634 and 9236718788 Described as Watergate Condominium Unit 11, Assessed to Joseph R. & Janice E. Kostack, Assessed Value $182,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,111.54 Item 49 10-262704 and 6437540922 Described as Jamaica III Condominium Unit 205, Assessed to Roy S. & Revelina S. Kwan, Assessed Value $129,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,063.10 Item 50 10-210518 and 8661531904 Described as Nassau Village Townhouse Unit A-16 P 1, Assessed to Kenneth W. & Judith S. Lefebvre, Assessed Value $201,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,032.93 Item 51 10-212006 and 11222932152 Described as Nassau Village Condominium Unit B46 P 2, Assessed to Kenneth W. Lefebvre, Assessed Value $201,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,032.93 Item 52 10-754496 and 11428373317 Described as Key Largo Condominium Unit 303, Assessed to Martin G. Letren, Assessed Value $388,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $2,843.94 Item 53 10-274753 and 9243543084 Described as Teal Bay Condominium Unit 103 P 1, Assessed to Helen L. Lightle, Assessed Value $129,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,351.57 Item 54 10-078652 and 1028979694 Described as El-Rosa Condominium Unit 303, Assessed to Richard Maley and Richard and Jeffrey Martin, Assessed Value $270,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,237.49 Item 55 10-057973 and 17025-6280 Described as Golden Gate Condominium Apt. 4 S3, Assessed to Charles A. Martin and D. Gervais, Assessed Value $130,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $792.27 Item 56 10-094461 and 12702912330 Described as The Chateau Condominium Unit B202, Assessed to Patrick G. McCloskey, Assessed Value $159,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $915.56 Item 57 10-432278 and 10752967699 Described as Coral Seas Condominium Unit 302, Assessed to Kevin B. and Donna M. Merrill, Assessed Value $346,100, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,332.96 Item 59 10-117445 and 7523516278 Described as Century I Condominium Unit 1007, Assessed to Richard & Eleanor Minor, Assessed Value $270,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,822.74 Item 60 10-110009 and 3375-14928 Described as Lot 100 Caine Keys II, Assessed to Andrew Mitchell, Assessed Value $434,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,031.43 Item 61 10-056446 and 1191136000 Described as Gull Way Villas Condominium Unit 11203 S 3, Assessed to John & Holly Mueller, Assessed Value $434,800, Wastewater,

Interest and Penalties Due $799.25 Item 62 10-310571 and 10186349120 Described as Sun Gate Condominium Unit 106, Assessed to Cynthia A. Myers, Assessed Value $326,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,230.86 Item 63 10-272270 and 9570342634 Described as Sherwood Condominium Unit 3B, Assessed to William L. Neely, Assessed Value $133,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,116.52 Item 66 10-078156 and 82851-9618 Described as Sea Mark Condominium Unit 2, Assessed to Kevin Michael O’Neil, Assessed Value $128,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,119.60 Item 67 10-750121 and 11169173113 Described as Parrot Bay B Condominium Unit 57, Assessed to Jeffrey Pearre and Jimmy Jobson, Assessed Value $97,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $710.41 Item 68 10-355745 and 11656955084 Described as Bay Watch II Condominium Unit 204 B A P1, Assessed to John H. Pflieger, Jr., Robert W. Eiden, Jr. and Mary H. Eiden, Assessed Value $292,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,409.15 Item 69 10-238382 and 8051336658 Described as Village Market Unit 11, Assessed to Piraeus Realty Corp., Assessed Value $209,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,142.54 Item 70 10-371325 and 11645759313 Described as Heron Harbour Sec 4 Condominium Lot 89, Assessed to Amy H. Rappaport, Glenn and L. Rosenthia Shoemaker, Assessed Value $485,600, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $665.05 Item 71 10-231094 and 9706135410 Described as Summer Palace Condominium Unit 17, Assessed to Karen L. Ryan, Assessed Value $132,800, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,144.11 Item 72 10-216281 and 10200332790 Described as Ocean Walk Condominium Unit 108 E B, Assessed to Karen L. Ryan, Assessed Value $171,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,503.96 Item 75 10-139465 and 8580120058 Described as High Point North Condominium Unit 6E, Assessed to Suzanne M. Sheredy, Assessed Value $229,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,127.33 Item 76 10-064074 and 1243497276 Described as Captains Quarter North 12 Condominium, Unit 12, Assessed to Karamjeet and Harbhajan Singh, Assessed Value $299,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,273.78 Item 77 10-127890 and 11395718166 Described as Capri Unit 601, Assessed to Anusha Sirithara, Assessed Value $238,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $989.65 Item 78 10-054664 and 1094495724 Described as A Place In The Sun Condominium Unit 308, Assessed to Franco D. Smiroldo, Assessed Value $144,000, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $793.04 Item 79 10-118891 and 104419-

16532 Described as Golden Sands Club Condominium Unit 608, Assessed to Wolfgang K. & Annetta M. Spreen, Assessed Value $192,900, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $871.16 Item 80 10-183685 and 6347727314 Described as Caine Woods, Lot 17 Blk 18 Sec 1D, Assessed to Edward A. Strong, Assessed Value $209,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,253.60 Item 81 10-266645 and 7097541626 Described as Club Ocean Villas II Condominium Unit 63 B A-6 P 4, Assessed to Victoria L. Tebo, Assessed Value $207,300, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,452.60 Item 82 10-047919 and 92297-4606 Described as Sunset Six Condominium Unit 5, Assessed to Eugene Turchetti, Assessed Value $99,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $951.19 Item 83 10-301920 and 8066547738 Described as La Mirage Condominium Unit 301, Assessed to Anna Maria Vasile Trustee, Assessed Value $271,500, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,034.41 Item 86 10-742889 and 10580168345 Described as Sunset Pointe Condominium Unit 201 PH 1, Assessed to Edward G. and Joane S. Wolpin, Assessed Value $316,400, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,555.22 Item 87 10-430852 and 11282966889 Described as The Garden Condominium Unit LUG BE 3 F PH 5, Assessed to Tessa Z. Woorman, Assessed Value $296,200, Wastewater, Interest and Penalties Due $1,413.52 OCD-5/22/4t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Bonnie F. Anderson and Allen E. Anderson Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13001636

NOTICE ORDERED, this 13th day of May, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 908 Acorn Circle, Pocomoke, Maryland 21851 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of June, 2014 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of June, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $155,550.00. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ WORCESTER COUNTY SHORELINE COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 3-101 and 3-102 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Worcester County Shoreline Commission in the meeting room at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, Maryland on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Board members will convene at 1:30 p.m. to discuss administrative matters and may perform on-site viewing of all or some of the following cases. Thereafter, the members will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. at the library to hear the scheduled cases. MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MAJOR 1 Fisher Marine on behalf of Ocean Pines Association, Inc. - Request No. 2014-44 – Request to perform annual maintenance dredging at various locations within the community for navigational access. Dredge spoil to be deposited at an approved onsite location. This project is located within the Ocean Pines Community, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcels 38, 41 & 15, Sections 1, 4 & 19, Ocean Pines Community, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 2 Ocean Pines Association, Inc. - Request No. 2014-45 – Request to replace an existing 38’ x 50’ boat ramp and install of a 5’ x 26’ concrete walkway, a 5’ x 20’ aluminum gangway, a 8’ x 30’ floating pier and a 6’ x 50’ perpendicular pier with a 6’ x 25’ “L” shaped platform not to exceed 47 feet channelward. This request also includes approximately 143 linear feet of vinyl bulkhead. The project is located on Beauchamp Road, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 10, Section 1, Lot A1, Ocean Pines Community – White Horse Park Boat Ramp, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 3 Coastal Compliance Solutions, LLC. on behalf of Robert and Virginia Holloway – Request No. 201446 – Request to conduct shoreline restoration activities along 340’ shoreline which includes sand backfill, marsh plantings and stone sills extending 29 feet channelward. This request also includes a 6’ x 8’ extension to the existing perpendicular pier, one boatlift on existing pilings, two PWC lifts and a 12’ x 20’ kayak launch area. This project is located at 3602 Figgs Landing Road, also known as Tax Map 73, Parcel 89, Lot 1, Second Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 4 Coastal Compliance Solutions,


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PUBLIC NOTICES LLC on behalf of Donna West- Request No. 2014-47 – Request to conduct shoreline restoration activities along 340’ shoreline which includes sand backfill, marsh plantings and stone sills extending 29 feet channelward. This request also includes a 12’ x 20’ kayak launch area. This project is located at 3546 Figgs Landing Road, also known as Tax Map 73, Parcel 121, Second Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 5 Permit Ink, LLC for Ocean City Boatlifts and Marine Construction on behalf of Terence O’ Sullivan – Request No. 2014-48– Request to remove existing boatlift and jet ski lift and replace with a boatlift and double jet ski lift with associated pilings not to exceed 12 feet channelward. This project is located at 13480 Madison Avenue, also known as Tax Map 5, Parcel 1, Block 6, Lot 18, Glenn Acres Subdivision, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 6 Permit Ink, LLC on behalf of Cavan and Rebecca Kiprislis – Request No. 2014-49 – Request to install one boatlift and two PWC lifts with associated pilings not to exceed 20 feet channelward. This request also includes an After-The-Fact request for a 6’ x 28’ parallel dock. This project is located at 384 Ocean Parkway, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 41, Section 4, Lot 563, Ocean Pines Community, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. OCD-5/22/2t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Timothy Joseph Smith AKA T.J. Smith AKA Tim Smith AKA Timothy J. Smith AKA TJ Smith AKA T.J. Productions Signs & Designs AKA TJ Productions AKA Timothy Smith and Ileana Smith Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23-C-11-001328

NOTICE ORDERED, this 15th day of May, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 7 Magnolia Place, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of June, 2014 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of June, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $161,000.00. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY,

MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Susan Esender Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13000918

NOTICE ORDERED, this 15th day of May, 2014 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 110 Boston Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of June, 2014 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of June, 2014, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $213,586.76. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15585 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE L. CLAYVILLE AKA: GEORGE LEE CLAYVILLE Notice is given that Judith Niblett Clayville, 6107 Whiton Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863, was on May 12, 2014 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of George L. Clayville who died on March 26, 2014, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 12th day of November, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the ear-

lier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Judith Niblett Clayville Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: May 22, 2014 OCD-5/22/3t _________________________________

TOWN OF OCEAN CITY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City that the following ordinance were introduced for first reading at the Council meeting of May 19, 2014: A complete text of said ordinances are available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Ordinance 2014-13 is an ordinance declaring certain property to be surplus, and no longer needed for public use; and, to authorize the Conveyance of an 8.75 foot by 120 foot parcel of land designated as Parcel A on the Plat of Sea Village Townhouses located at 3513 Atlantic Avenue to the adjacent property owners at the appraised value of thirteen thousand three hundred and Thirty-three dollars. Said property had been conveyed to the mayor and city council of Ocean city by a deed dated September 15, 1975 and recorded among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland at fwh no. 500, folio 338. The Mayor and City Council declared this property of no further public use because it is too small to be a lot under the zoning code. Further, as a condition of this conveyance, the owner of Unit 1 shall execute a deed of consolidation so that Unit 1 and Parcel A cannot be conveyed or transferred except together as a single parcel of land. Ordinance 2014-17 is an ordinance amending Chapter 94 , entitled Utilities, to update the sewer code regarding the approval process,

inspections, and changes to plumbing codes to reflect National Standard Plumbing Code. Ordinance 2014-19 is an ordinance amending Chapter 110, entitled Zoning to establish legislation for waterfront property owners to locate a turbine closer to the shoreline. Section 110 -883(b) (2) Minimum yard requirement: (Setback), The base of the tower shall be set back from all adjacent property lines, public rights-of-way, and public utility lines a distance equal to 1.1 times the total height. A turbine may be located closer to a property line if the abutting property owner grants appropriate easements. Properties located on open waterfront may locate a turbine closer to the shoreline provided they obtain approval from appropriate regulatory agencies. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 110-95 of this zoning code, a variance to the setback from adjacent property lines may not be granted by the board of zoning appeals. A complete text of said ordinances are available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. OCD-5/29/1t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BOARD OF PORT WARDENS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 106, “Waterways,” Article II – “Shoreline Development” of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Port Wardens Ordinance of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD Thursday, June 12th, 2014 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to install one beamless boatlift, 13’ x 10’ “Magnum S” or approved equal by engineer. This project proposes no new piles and no channelward encroachment. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 17 Pin Tail Point CM, 778 94TH ST, Parcel # 9647 -17-0 -0115402131 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Carpenter Engineering, LLC Owner: William D. & Lory Myer PW14-047 A request has been submitted to install one beamless boatlift, 13’ x 10’ “Magnum S” or approved equal by engineer. This project proposes no new piles, and no channelward encroachment. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 22 Pin Tail Point CM, 778 94th ST Parcel # 9647 -22-0 -0115402174 in the Town of Ocean City,


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PUBLIC NOTICES MD Applicant: Carpenter Engineering, LLC Owner: Daniel W. Heavrin PW14-048 A request has been submitted to install one boatlift with all associated poles for a maximum channelward extension of 40’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 614 Bayshore CT, Unit 12, Parcel # 5335-7-0 -0112063957 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farms, LLC Owner: Juliette and Adam J. Richter PW14-049 A request has been submitted to construct and backfill 494’ of replacement bulkhead within a maximum of 18” channelward of a deteriorated bulkhead, and replace 66’ of deteriorating bulkhead in the same footprint; to replace a 5’ x 435’ long parallel walkway, ten- 4’ x 15’ perpendicular piers, 42 mooring piles and 19 boatlifts all extending a maximum of 25’ channelward of the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 105 70th Street Parcel # 6636 -114-0 -0114- in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Josh Mastrangelo c/o Evergreene Companies Owner: Corona Broadmarsh, LLC PW14-050 A request has been submitted to extend an existing 6’ x 84’ parallel /perpendicular pier by 7’ with three (3) mooring piles for a max. channelward of 18’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 308 13th ST, Slip S1, Parcel # 3493 -S1-0 -0111-399408 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine, Inc. c/o Coastal Compliance Solutions, LLC Owner: Jeffrey & Valerie Darney PW14-051 A request has been submitted to install two (2) PWC lifts on an existing pier not to exceed 23’ channelward of MHW. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 403 Bering RD, Parcel # 9998 -4-E-0 -0115105579 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine INC c/o Coastal Compliance Solutions, LLC Owner: Rolfe Gudelsky PW14-052 A request has been submitted to demo the north side of an existing “T” dock and install one boatlift with all associated poles along the north side of the pier vacated by the existing “T” for a max channelward extension of 28’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 8800 Chesapeake DR, Parcel # 0003A-20-D-0-0115-103827 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Juan Franzetti PW14-053 A request has been submitted to remove & dispose of existing parallel platform (dock), install 40’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead & engineer batter pile system, install a new 5’ x 25’ perpendicular pier and 4 associated mooring piles MDC 28’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 140 Seabreeze DR, Parcel # 8020A1375B-1-0-0117-193532 in the Town

of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC Owner: Parker & Flora May PW14-054 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-5/29/2t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room 1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 14-26, on the application of Mark S. Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of Gessler Brothers, LLC, requesting a special exception to create a minor subdivision in the RP Resource Protection District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(3) and ZS 1-215(c)(3), located at Golf Course Road, approximately 200 feet south of Drum Point Road, Tax Map 22, Parcel 271, Lot 2 of the Lands of P. Farley et al. minor subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-5/29/2t _________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(5) requesting a special use exception to allow outdoor display of merchandise incidental to the on-premise use. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 6, Block 5 of the Isle of Wight Plat, further described as located on the east side of Coastal Highway north of 37th Street and lo-

cally known as the Endless Summer Surf Shop, 3708 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: JOSEPH SELT – (BZA 2405 #14-09400009) at 6:10 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(5) requesting a special use exception to allow outdoor display of merchandise incidental to the on-premise use. The site of the appeal is described as Lots 13, 14, 15, & 25, Hitchens-Trimper Plat, further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway on the north side of Hitchens Avenue, and locally known as K-Coast Surf Shop, Inc., 3505 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: K-COAST INC – (BZA 2406 #14-09400010) at 6:20 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to waive design standards to allow tandem parking for six (6) cars and a waiver of three (3) parking spaces for six (6) new three (3)-bedroom townhouses. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 15, Item 2, Tax Map 111, Parcel 5750 of the Bunting & Scott Plat, further described as located on the northeast point of 25th Street, and known locally as 218-25th Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: NOLEN GRAVES (218 25TH STREET LLC) – (BZA 2407 #14-09400011) at 6:30 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(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to design standards to allow one compact parking space 10’ x 19’-3”. The site of the appeal is described as Lots 4-10, Block 89, of the Fenwick Plat, Revised 1965; further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway and south side of 131st Street, and known locally as 13005 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: NOLEN GRAVES OC CRABBAG LLC – (BZA 2408 #14-09400012) 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-5/29/2t _________________________________ IN THE ORPHANS’ COURT FOR (OR) BEFORE THE REGISTER OF WILLS FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND IN THE ESTATE OF: IRMA F. HAMMOND ESTATE NO. 15590

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL PROBATE To all Persons Interested in the above estate: You are hereby notified that a pe-

tition has been filed by Thomas Hall, 9825 Hammond Road, Bishopville, MD 21813-1245 for the appointment of a personal representative. A hearing will be held at Worcester County Court House, Court Room 4, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 on 06/17/2014 at 10:15 a.m. This hearing may be transferred or postponed to a subsequent time. Further information may be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills. Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Phone: (410) 632-1529 Newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Publication Date: 05/22/2014 OCD-5/22/2t _________________________________ LERCH, EARLY & BREWER, CHARTERED JAMES W. HELLAMS 3 BETHESDA METRO CENTER, SUITE 460 BETHESDA, MD 20814

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 15599 Notice is given that the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, VA appointed Mark Havsgaard, 13683 Antonio Dr., Redding, CA 96000 as the Executor of the Estate of Arleen H. Joyce who died on September 21, 2013 domiciled in Virginia, USA. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460, Bethesda, MD 20814. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Worcester County and Montgomery County. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Worcester County with a copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred. Mark Havsgaard Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: May 29, 2014 OCD-5/29/3t _________________________________


Commentary Great start to summer season OUR OPINION

There were lines forming outside of Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill. “Best Memorial Day weekend,” general manager Carl Bozick said. “We had beautiful weather and great crowds.” Over at Seacrets, the customers starting lining up as early as 8 a.m. General manager Scott Studds found he had to shut the door from time to time to maintain capacity. Everyone we interviewed and photographed for our Memorial Day coverage talked about the long, cold, awful winter and how they were just waiting for a gorgeous holiday weekend. The city’s Demoflush statistics, which estimate population based on wastewater usage, showed there were 251,193 people in town over the three day weekend, an 8 percent increase over last year. Susan Jones of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association said that some member hotels were booked up for Memorial Day and advanced reservations were steady for the upcoming season. Carey Distributors, which supplies beer to Worcester and other Lower Shore counties, saw its largest day of the year last Thursday, Vice President Terry Loughlin said. Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin said it felt like August out there. His patrol had to rescue about 100 swimmers, which also is a high number, he said this early in the year. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan told Ocean City Today from his City Hall office in mid-winter that on Memorial day, he’d walk up to the beach and just hope for a sea of beach umbrellas. Over the weekend he smiled and told OCT he saw exactly what he had hoped for. It was, both business and municipal leaders agreed, a good start. There’s plenty of season in front of us now. With a continuation of great weather, we hope that the local economy continues towards a pace-setting summer.

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Shift of core values TV’s fault THE PUBLIC EYE

Huey’s important dedication EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Sharyn O’Hare, board Phil member emeritus and coJacobs founder of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, had the rapt attention of about 50 seated and standing at the Ocean City Airport. It was Memorial Day, after all, a day to really recount those who gave their lives so that we may be free. O’Hare talked about her past as a “child of the 60s,” something I could absolutely find in common with her. Because I know like many of the respectful audience on hand, that the Vietnam War was the first war brought into our living rooms and den TVs every evening. But there was more to what O’Hare was saying. Because as a backdrop to the podium where she was speaking was a UH-1 Huey Helicopter. Even though it was a warm spring afternoon, I felt chills being so close to this restored Huey, which for many was a symbol of combat in the jungles of Vietnam. It was the Huey, O’Hare explained, that with its crew in control, would go into the most dangerous of battle zones to either extract the wounded and carry them to safety or to drop reinforcements and equipment in places that was never friendly to aircraft. “It was the Age of Aquarius,” said O’Hare, “and there was a lot of hair.” She said it was a time of sex, drugs and rock and roll. But it was also a time she added that we were fighting in a war with a country we didn’t understand. O’Hare said that the sound of the Huey was the “soundtrack of the war.” She added that during the Vietnam War, it was a sound recognized even by our enemies.

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O’Hare added that of the 7,000 Hueys brought to the war starting in 1963, almost half were destroyed, and 1,074 pilots were killed. Still, they were air ambulances, and they offered better maneuverability than previous military helicopters. Most of all, they were helicopters of hope. The Ocean City Aviation Association restored the Huey we were all staring at. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan was there to dedicate the special meaning of the Huey to the community and its place in history. “We knew we needed to obtain this aircraft,” he told the crowd. “I can assure you it didn’t look like this today. Many hours were spent on restoration.” The Hueys, O’Hare said, “took the mission in Vietnam to a higher level.” Especially if you are a parent, I recommend you take your children to the Ocean City Airport to see the Huey. It is part of our country’s history. At the airport, it is larger than life. Ocean City Council member Mary Knight knows full well about Hueys. Her husband Frank, flew in them as part of his Air National Guard service. Huey was part of a difficult time for this nation and the world. Yet it brought countless numbers of our soldiers back to a safer place, and while the war was unpopular, the men and women who were deployed did so bravely, and to this day are not thanked and recognized nearly enough. This Huey is a monument in their memory and honor. Take time not just on a holiday like Memorial Day to go visit and give the quiet moment of respect this helicopter represents and always will in our history.

I’ve been thinking about the state of the traditional family in this country and have concluded that By the shift away from the core Stewart principles Dobson that once guided our lives is the fault of television and the major companies that advertise on it. Those of us of a certain age quietly pine for the days when commercials recognized what was truly important to a good family life: “Hey, hon,” TV commercial Dad says, “bathroom bowl sure needs cleaning!” Is that a family values statement or what? It kind of brings a tear to the eye when you think about it. But today, with commercials no longer focusing on the link between sparkly toilets and a happy home, such an observation would not be well received. “Hey, hon, bathroom bowl … etc.” “Scrub it with your head.” No, current commercials suggest that a good home life is entirely dependent upon receiving the proper medication. “Hey, hon, bathroom bowl … Whoa! I’ve got restless leg syndrome! Yow! And that waxy yellow buildup on the floors that Mom once valiantly tried to prevent? The only waxy build-up we’re worried about now is from the cholesterol in our veins, unless we take Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor or some other wonderful thing to combat what we unknowingly inherited from our parents because they were too busy thinking about the damn toilets to advise us that we’d grow up to be drug dependent. Besides, she couldn’t do that anymore even if she wanted to, because, as commercials tell us, she has arthritis, skin issues and depression. Dad could care less anyway, since he’s worried See SHIFT Page 94


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OBITUARIES MARTIN GALVIN CUSACK OCEAN PINES Martin Galvin Cusack, 84, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Edward Cusack and Anna Maria Cusack. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Lee Jefferson Cusack in 2013. He is survived by his sons, Martin Cusack and his wife, Kathy of Knoxville, Md.; Ted Cusack of Ocean Pines and Chris Cusack and his wife, Shana of Gray, Maine, and daughters, Cynthia Lemmon and her husband, Joseph of Columbia, Md.; Kelley Forsythe and her husband, John of Long Beach, Ca. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Cusack and a sister, Mary Ellen Myers. There are five grandchildren, Erick and Kristin Quijada, Emily and Beth Lemmon and Phineas Cusack. Also surviving is his sister, Marguerite Crocker of Mt. Airy, Md. and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Cusack began his career as a central switch tower operator working at Curtis Bay in Baltimore. He worked for B&O, C&O, Chessie Railroads, and retired as store keeper from the CSX Railroad in Brunswick, Md. He had served in the National Guard and was a member of St. Mary’s and St. Francis’ church. He enjoyed crabbing, fishing, steamed crabs, seafood, gardening, baseball and cheering for his favorite teams, the Orioles, Colts and Ravens. He was an avid swimmer, enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loved taking long, leisurely walks on the Boardwalk saying “Howdy” to just about everyone. A celebration of life (honoring Galvin and his loving wife, Barbara, who died Nov. 1, 2013) will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014 at sunrise at the inlet in Ocean City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Angler’s Club of Ocean Pines, c/o Walt Boce (Teach Your Child to Fish Day) 23 Harborview Drive, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811, or to the Worcester County Library Foundation, c/o Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, Md. 21811. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. CLIFTON W. CARTER BERLIN Clifton Wilton Carter, 85, died peacefully at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on May 18, 2014. His loving wife, Patricia and stepdaughter, Debra Leoffler were by his side. Born in Richmond Va., he was the son of the late Willford C. and Gaynelle Green Carter. He is survived by his stepson, Layne Leoffler, and devoted grandchildren, Kevin Jessee and Erin Witschey. He leaves three daughters, Carol, Debra and Patricia, and many grand and great-grandchildren. Cliff had served in the United States Navy and the Marine Corps. After graduating from college he later opened his

Ocean City Today own accounting firm. He was an avid organist. Cremation followed his death. No formal services are planned at this time. Internment will take place at a later date. GERALD D. BURKE BISHOPVILLE Gerald D. Burke, 69, of Bishopville and Montgomery County, Md. died Friday, May 16, 2014 at home. He was born in Roanoke, Va. and was the son of the late Howard R. and Margaret A. (Kelly) Burke. He had been a manager for IBM and Control Data for many years. An avid table tennis player, Jerry was a member of the Ocean Pines Table Tennis Association and a member of the Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 and a Life Member of Mason Dixon VFW Post # 7234. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He also loved biking and kayaking. He is survived by his wife, Joann F. Burke of Bishopville; a son, Justin T. Burke and his wife, Tiara of Manassas, Va.; a daughter, Janice D. Burke of Selbyville; nephew, Howard E. Burke of Jefferson, Md. and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, Md. 21803. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net. OLGA FAROZIC OCEAN PINES Olga Farozic, 87, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Yuhaska Pawlyk. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Vincent Farozic, and sons, Vincent J. Farozic of Phoenixville, Pa. and Walter J. Farozic of Ocean Pines. She leaves a sister, Helen Wyckoff of Hamilton, N.J., many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Farozic had served in the United States Navy as an air traffic controller, and attended Northwestern University. She worked in the cosmetics industry as the first employee of L’Oreal in the U.S. and as a packaging designer for Revlon. As a mother, she was an active participant and leader of numerous community organizations. She was the founder of the Worcester County Democratic Women’s Club. Her energy, optimism, creativity and laughter will be missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 17th and Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, Md. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Stanislao Esposito will officiate. A donation in the memory of Olga Farozic may be made to Ocean Pines Ambulance Service, 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

REBA T. DAYE BERLIN Reba Tumey Daye, 86, died at her home on Friday, May 23, 2014. Born in Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Rittie Hudson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul R. Daye, Sr. She is survived by her children, Paul R. Daye, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Newark, Md. and Mary Lou Scott of Berlin. She was adored grandmother to five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren Also surviving are two sisters; Faye Franklin and her husband, Linwood, Hazel Hudson, and sister-in-law Madeline Tumey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Tumey. Mrs. Daye had worked for Abbott Laboratories for many years. Her greatest love was her family, as they were her life. Reba had a big heart and she leaves a host of friends behind who will miss her dearly. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Pastor Rowland Scott officiated. Interment followed on Wednesday, May 28 at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. MARY JANE TAYLOR SALISBURY Mary Jane Taylor, 94, died on May 24, 2014 at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. Born in Berlin, Md., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Roxie Dorman Massey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton B. Taylor in 1960, and a son, Ronald W. Taylor in 2000. She is survived by her children, Ted D. Taylor and his wife, Bertha of Willards; Gregory S. Taylor and his wife, Mary of Buena Vista, Va. and Brenda G. Smack and her husband, Roger of Chambersburg, Pa., and a daughter-inlaw, Laura Taylor of Snow Hill. There are numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also pre-

MAY 30, 2014 ceding her in death were her sisters, Martha, Nancy and Irene. Mrs. Taylor attended Buckingham High School and later worked as a sales manager for English’s Bake Shop in Salisbury. Mrs. Taylor loved working in her yard and tending to her flowers. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. Rev. Oren Perdue officiated. A donation in her memory may be made to: Wicomico Nursing Home, 900 Booth St. Salisbury, Md., 21801, or charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. JUNIOR PARKS BISHOPVILLE Junior Parks, 75, of Bishopville, passed away on May 23, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born on June 17, 1938 to the late George Clifton and Jenny Lou Ross Parks in Sugar Grove, Va. He was a retired carpenter. He worked in construction for many years, and was a quiet, hard-working man who was dedicated to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jane Niblett Parks. He is also survived by his siblings: Robert Parks, of Darlington, Md.; Kate Buchanan, of Hudson, Fla.; Mildred Osborne, of Johnson City, Tenn. and Francis Johnson, of Sugar Grove, Va.; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins along with many, many friends. He also leaves behind his beloved canine friend, Molly, the poodle. In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was preceded by four brothers: William, Luther Edward, Billy and Roger Dale Parks. He also preceded a sister, Ona Parks. A graveside service and interment at Bishopville Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date, with Pastor Dean Perdue. Send electronic condolences to www.watsonfh.com.

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Shift of core values can be blamed solely on television Continued from Page 93 about his arthritis, depression, the testosterone level of a houseplant and a weak flow. “Hey, hon, bathroom bowl sure seems to be farther away these days.” And whatever happened to that scourge of women’s health, iron-poor blood? Gone, all gone, and it’s television’s fault. We’re living in dusty houses, with yellow floors and using poorly maintained bathrooms. Our traditional family has been ripped apart by medical concerns, or so the commercials would seem to indicate.

“Hey, Dad, let’s go out and toss the baseball around.” “Can’t. I just smeared on some of my manly gel and you’ll end up looking like King Kong if you get any on you.” “Hey, Mom, let’s go for a picnic.” “Can’t. I’ve popped a couple of feelgoods and am going out to smile in front of people.” “Hey, Pop-Pop, help me build a tree house.” “Can’t. Your grandma and I are getting in our separate bathtubs and looking at the sunset, so buzz off.” It’s disheartening, but as we are all now aware, they at least make something for that.


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