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State Highway Administration workers install a new brick-patterned thermoplastic crosswalk at Coastal Highway and Dolphin Avenue, a design SHA engineers hope will make crossings more visible to pedestrians.

ollowing an alarming number of pedestrian accidents in the first month of the summer season, the State Highway Administration has been making crosswalk improvements at several key points along Coastal Highway. But despite changes in infrastructure, the Ocean City Police Department says it is running up against a lack of any legal ground for preventative enforcement. Since May 28, at least eight pedestrians have been struck by vehicles, two of them fatally,as they have attempted to cross the street in Ocean City. In the majority of cases, the victims were either not in a crosswalk, or crossing against the signal, following an alarming trend of vacationers running across Coastal Highway mid-block, often from the raised brick median where drivers do not expect then to be. Matthew Jude Cheswick, 22, a Towson University student from Cooksville, was killed May 28 while standing in the bus lane at 54th Street. He was struck by a drunk driver, Diogo Miller Facchini, who fled the scene but was later apprehended. A week later, on June 4, Samantha Sweitzer, 15, an Allegany High School student from LaVale, was killed while attempting to cross Philadelphia Avenue at 21st Street. She reportedly was not in the crosswalk and going against traffic. And in the most recent incident, June 21, a 19-year-old woman from Glen Burnie was hit while attempting to cross from the west side to the east side of Baltimore Avenue, roughly 20 feet north of the 2nd Street intersection. Her injuries were not life-threatening, although police reported that she was being treated for abrasions and knocked-out teeth. In response, the State Highway Administration has been installing brickpatterned crosswalks at high-risk intersections, according to Ken Cimino, assistant district engineer for SHA District 1, which covers Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties. “We’ve identified several half-mile corridors that are high risk, using a three-year average of pedestrian accidents from 2008, 2009, and 2010,” Cimino said. “You can’t force them [pedestrians], but you can encourage them to move to the marked crossing.” See STATE on Page 14

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The Sea Watch condominium has become the most recent site of contamination with Legionella — the waterborne bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease.

Legionella bacteria discovered in water at North OC condo ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) Legionella — the bacteria that causes the form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s Disease — continues to haunt the resort, as a North Ocean City condo has recently tested positive for the bacteria. Meanwhile, the multiparty suit relating to last fall’s contamination at Plim Plaza was recently moved from Baltimore City to Worcester County’s court in Snow Hill. According to Worcester County Health Department Nursing Manager for Communicable Disease Debra Stevens, the Sea Watch condo at 11500 Coastal Highway was tested recently after a hospital elsewhere in the country reported a case of Legionnaire’s in a patient who said they vacationed in the area during the time in which they would’ve contracted the bacteria. “There’s a system in place to report those cases, and the department does an investigation with the idea of trying to prevent anyone else from getting sick,” Stevens said. “When a person has traveled, that is also reported. We were able to identify that the patient, in the late spring during the time they would’ve gotten sick, stayed at the Sea Watch. We had also been notified of a previous possibility in the fall, and when you have two or more cases with a common experience, that See SEA WATCH on Page 29


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Approximately 8,600 teens participate in free activities this June LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) More than 8,600 teens took part in the 2012 Play It Safe, a program that provides high school graduates with organized, alcohol- and drug-free activities during the first three weeks of June. Donna Greenwood, chairwoman of the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee and Play It Safe co-organizer, said the 23rd annual program, offered May 31 to June 19, was a hit with everyone involved. “It went really well. Everything just seemed to fall into place,” she said. Added Lois Twilley, community health educator for the Worcester County Health Department in Snow Hill and Play It Safe coordinator, “As usual, the participants seemed very appreciative and they enjoyed the events.” This year, 8,620 graduates from 18 states participated in Play It Safe events, a decrease from 2011 when 11,744 teens took part in the free activities. Volleyball on the beach and karaoke, a combined activity that typically draws several hundred graduates, was cancelled on June 12, during the second week of the program because of rain. The week before, nearly 500 teens participated. Splash Mountain Water Park at Jolly Roger was closed to Play It Safe participants on June 7. A total of 3,363 graduates signed up for the free events during the first week of ac-

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(Above) Play It Safe participants compete in a volleyball game on the beach during the 2012 program, held May 31 to June 19. Play It Safe, now in its 23 year, provides high school graduates with organized, alcohol- and drug-free activities in Ocean City during the first three weeks of June. This year, 8,620 graduates from 18 states participated in Play It Safe events. (Below) Recent graduates kayak in the bay. More than 50 activities were offered to teens this June.

tivities this year. The second week saw a turnout of 3,636 participants. During the third and final week, 1,621 teens registered. The 2012 program featured more than 50 events, including kayaking, windsurfing, paintball, basketball, tennis, rock climbing, pizza-eating contest, karaoke, moonlight bowling, laser tag, tie-dying Tshirts, beach volleyball and indoor and outdoor miniature golf. Participants could also See PIS on Page 13


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Sarandon movie, ‘Ping Pong Summer,’ possibly filmed in resort Movie a coming of age tale about boy obsessed with table tennis and hip-hop ZACK HOOPES ■Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) A reception was scheduled to be held Thursday evening for city officials and business owners regarding the possibility that the city would need to provide funding in order for the upcoming Susan Sarandon movie, “Ping Pong Summer,� to be filmed entirely in Ocean City.

Route 50 bridge span schedule to change on July 4 (June 29, 2012) Area boaters should note that on the evening of July 4, the span of the Route 50 bridge will remain closed to marine traffic at the usually scheduled 9:55 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. opening times. The Route 50 bridge will open for boaters at 10:55 p.m. on the evening of July 4.

Last week, producer George Rush sent an e-mail to the mayor and City Council stating that he was the lead producer of the project and had been working for some time with the “local champion� of the film, Ruth Waters of the Harrison Group, on shooting the movie entirely onlocation in Ocean City. As previously reported by several entertainment Web sites, the film will star Sarandon in a coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy obsessed with table tennis and early hip-hop music, and his memorable family vacation to Ocean City in the summer of 1985. Written and to be directed by Michael Tully, Rush said that the film had also recruited James Nesbitt, Amy Sedaris and Judah Friedlander as key actors, and that filming was planned to begin in Ocean City in mid-September. However, according to Rush, the Maryland Film Office rebate that the producers had applied for did not come up during the recent budget snarl in Annapolis. The rebate would have refunded 25 percent of all in-state costs, which Rush estimated to be $1.2 million of the film’s overall $1.5 million budget, leaving a hole of roughly $300,000. Rush proposed that the city help bridge the gap, either with an outright grant or an equity investment. Although any direct return to local business would be difficult to gauge, Rush stressed that the film “is a postcard of Ocean City that will get out there in the world in a very meaningful and positive way.

“With the cast we have attached, we are virtually assured of a robust international distribution,� he continued. The film is being done independently, funded by a group of private investors and currently unattached to any studio or distributor. Rush also noted that interior scenes could be shot in studios outside of Maryland if funding was ultimately unavailable. In a reply, Councilman Joe Hall requested that the city’s marketing agency, MGH, look into the potential investment. “I’m not so sure we would get the bang for our dollars using tax dollars to support this,� Hall said. “I like the idea of Ocean City in featured movies. It’s just above my pay grade to know if it is a smart investment of advertising dollars.� City Tourism Director Donna Abbott said this week that she was looking into the possible contribution, but that the potential benefits would be difficult to gauge. “I’m going to guess that it’s going to be very difficult to know what the exact value would be in that kind of investment for marketing purposes,� she said. “You don’t know what the exposure would be in the long term, so I don’t know that you can put a price tag on it.� Abbott noted that the idea of an equity investment, such as a film partnership, is somewhat unprecedented on the municipal level. “Is it even something that would be considered a marketing initiative?� she asked. “The dollars we have are for destination marketing, based on the city ordi-

nance that a portion of the room tax is to be used for that. Is investing in a film a matter of marketing? It’s a big question.� The 1986 romance, “Violets are Blue,� with Kevin Kline and Sissy Spacek, was filmed in Ocean City, but Abbott said she didn’t believe the city had a direct hand in funding the movie. “To the best of my knowledge, we have never invested in a film before, other than in-kind services for police or traffic or public works,� she said. The same goes for nearby Berlin, where the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere romance, “Runaway Bride,� was shot in 1998. Berlin did not directly fund the film, but at the time the Baltimore Sun estimated that the three weeks of filming saw $1 million pumped into the local economy. Rush estimated that Ping-Pong Summer would probably put around $300,000 into local business revenue during its planned six-week shoot. “It sounds like a great project, but I don’t know if we’re talking apples to apples here,� Abbott said. Waters pointed to a 2010 study by the Sage Policy Group that was supportive of film subsidies in Maryland. Although the study points mostly to statewide benefits, it does note that Talbot County reported a $7.5 million impact since the 2005 and 2006 films, “Wedding Crashers� and “Failure to Launch� were partially filmed there. Waters said the benefit to Ocean City’s reputation, while hard to quantify, should be clear. “We’re talking about having Susan Sarandon on the Boardwalk,� she said.

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New Ocean City manager has high hopes and lofty ambitions ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) New City Manager David Recor has arrived in town with high hopes and lofty ambitions, all of which he aims to fulfill — just as soon as he can get his grandmother’s Christmas decorations out of his garage. “She must have every ornament and Santa doodad made in the last 60 David Recor years,” he said. “It’s all going back to Onancock, (Va.), every box. I have to be able to get to my tools and tackle.” The former city manager of Fort Pierce, Fla., Recor had to do some considerable downsizing to come to Ocean City. “The place we got here is a lot smaller

than what we had in Florida,” he said. “I’ve been putting a lot of stuff on Craigslist.” “In Florida, our house was always the hub,” he said. “I did a lot of the cooking, too. Between teammates, teachers, boyfriends — it wasn’t uncommon for me to be making dinner for 10.” But Recor’s family has now downsized as well. The two eldest of his four daughters, ages 22 and 21, are staying in Florida for the time being to finish school. And his long-term foreign exchange student from China recently returned home, leaving the household in Ocean City with just Recor, his wife, and their two youngest daughters, ages 12 and 14. Not that this has been alienating for Recor — the Eastern Shore has always been his home, having been born and raised in Onancock, about 70 miles south of Ocean City. Recor still has family there, including his grandmother, although for many years

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Plans to boost bus supervision placed in response to concerns ZACK HOOPES ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) Responding to concerns about bus safety and overcrowding, city transportation officials said this week they are planning to pull bus supervisors from other duties and station them at critical high-volume stops. “What we did was to increase the number of supers out on the street able to hop on and off [the buses] to show some level of presence,” said Ocean City Public Works Director Hal Adkins. “We are not planning to do that every night or weekend; we do feel that there’s an abnormal amount of high school grads riding the buses during those two or three particular weeks in June.” At the beginning of the month, Councilman Joe Hall sent an e-mail to city officials expressing his concern about unruly passengers on the buses, and suggested looking into hiring security guards for late-night transportation during the summer. Although this idea was strongly rejected by the Ocean City Police Department – which already places officers aboard buses on a volunteer overtime basis – it initiated a series of meetings amongst public officials to investigate the bus system. The consensus seemed to be that any unease riders were feeling in crowded buses with rowdy teenage passengers was

not necessarily police enforceable. “The number of incidents has gone down steadily over the years,” said OCPD Public Information Officer Mike Levy. “The bus is still the most economical and safe way to get around the city.” “Is the concern warranted? Maybe, but we can’t substantiate anything,” Levy continued. “That’s their [city officials’] opinion. If they’re trying to improve service somehow, that’s definitely a good thing, but the data doesn’t support there being a problem.” “You can go out and find 100 people who don’t feel comfortable in taxis either,” he added. City Transportation Superintendent George Thornes said his department found much the same thing. “The events that happen on the bus were far less than years past. There were a few days that escalated, but, all in all, this was a very good year for us,” he said. What has seen an increase, Thornes said, is the volume of riders and the crowd control issues that go along with that. “In just one weekend, we had the air show, a soccer tournament, the car show, and a lacrosse event, all in a two-day span,” Thornes said. “These drivers are very taxed. They’re relieved that it’s winding down and I don’t blame them.” The weekend of the OC Air Show on See SUPERVISORS on Page 11

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City lawmakers to discuss election consolidation Monday Council might lean toward changing date of election rather than merging ballots ZACK HOOPES ■Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) After some confusion about what would be required for the city to consolidate its municipal election with the national election, it appears the City Council will have two options for change when the issue is discussed at Monday’s meeting. Late last week, City Solicitor Guy Ayres circulated a memo to the mayor and council regarding a discussion he had with county elections officials about the possible change. The county, in turn, contacted the Maryland State Board of Elections. Ocean City has its own Board of Elections, which oversees municipal contests exclusively, while the county elections board supervises the polling for the county, state and national contests. Ayres outlined a number of steps that he was told would need to be taken, including the city adopting state election regulations, changing its filing deadline to match state ballot mailing, providing for the county voter rolls to accommodate Ocean City’s local list of voters, having Ocean City candidates file in Snow Hill, and paying the county to program its vot-

ing machines with Ocean City’s candidates. Additionally, Ocean City candidates would be last on the ballot and the city would have to pay for any special elections it needed in the future. On June 18, the council passed a motion to put the issue of election consolidations up for discussion at the July 2 meeting. Council members Doug Cymek, Mary Knight, and Lloyd Martin supported the measure, citing public demand, along with long-time proponent Joe Hall, who said he had seen an issue of voter confusion for many years. Of particular interest was the fact that Ayres said he had been told that the Maryland General Assembly would need to pass a resolution allowing Ocean City’s elections to be merged with the larger system, but that he had not verified this information himself. If that was, in fact, the case, Ocean City would be unable to change its election date for 2012 since the legislature is in recess until next January. However, Cymek said this week that other parties told him that some cities in Maryland had merged their elections without such a resolution. One such city is Hagerstown, where Washington County Board of Elections Director Kaye Robucci said that 2012 will be the first year in which Hagerstown’s elections will coincide with the national date. “It did not end up having to be approved by the General Assembly,�

Robucci said. “We like it, it’s something that’s been in the works for years, and I think it’s a good thing for voter turnout to be better.� If that were the case, the city would indeed be able to put its elections on the national ballot for this year. However, Ayres said, he and Cymek had also discussed the option of simply changing the city’s election date without going through the process of merging the ballots, meaning that the municipal election would be held simultaneously but separately from the larger contest. “I actually like that proposal better,� said Cymek. “One, we obviously would get more people out to vote, and two it wouldn’t get lost in what will probably turn out to be a massive ballot this year.� “The voters could basically enter into the normal poll, and after they’re done taking care of their state voting, would be able to go through another poll upon exiting for the local municipal election,� Cymek said. Knight also found this to be a possible choice. “Honestly, I would like that, and I don’t think anybody would be bothered by it,� she said. “I know the president (Council President Jim Hall) said he was concerned about Ocean City getting lost on the ballot, so here you would go to vote for Ocean City and then be funneled through to the federal,� Knight said. “I think that’s a viable option.� Councilman Brent Ashley and Mayor Rick Meehan also opined that the city’s

unique election would get lost in the shuffle. Unlike Hagerstown, Ocean City has its own voting equipment and could run its own election in a separate room of the convention center while the larger contest was going on. “We’re self-sufficient when it comes to that and there wouldn’t be any loss with what the county looked to capture if they ran the election,� Cymek said. Hagerstown, Robucci said, used to lease its voting equipment from Washington County, making simultaneous elections logistically difficult. The consolidation meant that Hagerstown’s own board of elections was subsequently absorbed into the Washington County board. Knight said she would still be open to full consolidation, even with the challenges Ayres outlined. “I think it’s incumbent upon me as a candidate to make it as easy for the voter as possible, if I have to go to Snow Hill to file, that’s fine,� she said. Joe Hall, was less enthusiastic about a date change without a ballot merger. “I still stand by the consolidation of the thing. I think if we’re going to do it, do it right,� he said. “My whole goal is a onestop shop.� The city’s voter participation rates in the past two elections have been around 25 percent. While this is low compared to previous town elections, it is somewhat higher than the national average for municipal contests.

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June 9-10 was a record one for the city’s transportation system. Thornes said bus ridership was up by 14,256 riders – a 16.2 percent increase over the 2011 air show. Furthermore, the peak of the weekend saw 87 bus deployments over a 24-hour period, the biggest in the town’s history. Each deployment represents one bus and driver for an 8-hour shift, and since the city owns fewer than 87 buses, some vehicles had to be cleaned and prepped rapidly for multiple shifts in one day. Contrast that with a winter weekend, Thornes said, where the city might have only five deployments in 24 hours. Following city officials’ meetings, Hall said he, fellow Councilman Brent Ashley, and new City Manager David Recor took a late-night bus ride on a Saturday to gather some more information. Hall said that during the ride, he was particularly impressed with the ability of both the drivers and the supervisors stationed at key stops to control the crowds. “It was eye-opening,” Hall said. “I can’t give them enough accolades. When a supervisor gets aboard with a uniform and a radio, people really shape up.” “We put them [the supervisors] at the stops that are high-volume to help the driver when they pull up. We do that at critical times at any stop that we feel needs it. They’re there to take care of the drivers as well as the public,” Thornes said.

Adkins said, as a result of officials’ concerns, schedules will most likely be pre-arranged in the future so more supervisors can be out on the street, patrolling in vehicles on stationed at stops, during times of critical mass. “I think what you’ll see us do for next year is pre-plan those two or three weeks,” he said, in reference to the June weeks in which high school graduates typically flood the resort. “The issue seems to have subsided now that we’ve transitioned from having so many high school seniors here,” said Recor. “When we developed that strategy [of having more flexible supervisors], there was a notable difference in ridership volume. But that will be our strategy moving forward.” “What most people don’t realize is that we don’t have 10 or 15 supers out there,” Adkins said. “We rely heavily on technology, particularly the Automatic Vehicle Locator system. Our on-the-street supervision might be two or three individuals.” But while the AVL has been effective in keeping supervisors up-to-date on the location of buses – the current iteration has a refresh time of only 10 to 15 seconds – it hasn’t replaced the necessity of ‘boots on the ground.’ “Technology doesn’t always mean less people,” Thornes said. “You’ll never take the human factor out of this, especially in the environment that we have here.”

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visit Splash Mountain Water Park at Jolly Roger on 30th Street and ride the Tidal Wave roller coaster at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements. A new event this year was a pizza and a dance party at Pizza Tugos in West Ocean City on Tuesday evenings. “It went really well,” Greenwood said. “The business itself is a great location for the event.” When Play It Safe debuted 23 years ago, it had just three events and 350 participants. Since its inception, more than 149,000 teenagers have signed up for the program’s free activities. Play It Safe, coordinated by the Worcester County Health Department and the Ocean City Drug

and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee, with support from the town of Ocean City and local businesses and organizations, was started as an effort to prevent the abuse of alcohol and drugs by high school-aged visitors to the resort. It aims to encourage recent high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of drugs and alcohol. At the different events, participants could pick up a wristband, which allowed them to ride the resort bus free. The ability to ride the bus at no cost was a hit with both parents and teens, Greenwood said. “The parents are so appreciative of the city for allowing their kids to ride the bus for free,” she said.

Graduates also received Tshirts, food, drinks, giveaways and prizes at competitive events. Prizes were donated by local businesses. “We’re off and running planning for next year. The dates are in the works, and we’ll be starting soon after Memorial Day through mid-June,” said Twilley, who is retiring. Her final day as a community health educator is June 29. At this time, there has been no one hired to replace her as Play It Safe coordinator. Twilley said Monday she might continue to oversee the project. “I really do like this program,” she said. “It serves a real need in Ocean City.” For more information about Play It Safe, visit www.playitsafeoceancity.com.

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tect where you’re standing,� said Cimino. “The idea was to give them [pedestrians] a refuge.� “Little by little, we’re taking them out,� said Wicker. “It discourages them [pedestrians] from crossing in the middle.� For pedestrians, then, the most ideal situation would be to have signaled lights and crosswalks at every block. But this is not feasible, given Coastal Highway’s traffic patterns, Wicker said. “Intersections have to meet signal warrants, which is a lot of factors,� she said. “As the town developed to the north, that’s when the signals went in as they were needed.� This pattern of development has been not only a logistical issue, but also a legal one. According to OCPD Public Information Officer Mike Levy, preventative enforcement against jaywalkers is difficult because there are actually only three places on Coastal Highway where officers can make jaywalking arrests. Maryland law stipulates that a person is jaywalking only if they cross outside of a marked walkway even though there is one available to them at a controlled intersection in both directions. The spirit, presumably, is that people walking across country back-roads should not be arrested for jaywalking. But the effect is that, for Coastal Highway, there are only three places where consecutive marked intersections occur, See PEDESTRIAN on Page 15


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and thus present pedestrians with the appropriate crossing options so that they may be arrested for jaywalking if they do not utilize them. Those places, Levy said, are between 2nd and 3rd Streets, 48th and 49th Streets, and the stretch of crossings in front of the Gold Coast Mall in North Ocean City. Pedestrians can otherwise be charged with being a traffic hazard, but this necessitates them presenting a clear obstruction that is difficult for police to prove. “You basically have to be blatantly unsafe for us to do anything,” Levy said. “I either have to wait until you get hit, or wait until the car misses you and spins out. Simply put, it’s nearly impossible to do enforcement where you see people running across a highway and there’s no clear violation.” “We’re running into a couple of huge problems, but the main one is pedestrians simply refusing to be safe. I think the ultimate answer has to be education,” Levy added. And despite the potential of infrastructure changes, Cimino felt the same way. The three-year study on which he based crosswalk placement also shows that the vast majority of accidents were “alcoholrelated, pedestrian error, or a combination thereof.” Sixty-one percent, in fact,

Volunteers sought for ‘Pony Patrol’ (June 29, 2012) Assateague Island National Seashore is seeking adult volunteers who enjoy working with people for its 2012 “Pony Patrol.” Volunteers contact visitors involved in the unsafe and illegal practice of feeding and petting horses along Assateague Island’s roads. Although most of this year’s positions have been filled, an unexpected change has left the patrol short of weekend staff. Volunteers are needed to work a fourhour shift: Saturday afternoons from 2-6 p.m., or Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. Every year, visitors are bitten or kicked by the wild horses. The purpose of the Pony Patrol is to help the public enjoy the horses safely and in appropriate ways. The focus is on education, with the goal of minimizing petting and feeding incidents to maintain the wild nature of the horses and reduce the number hit by cars. The patrol operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day, or longer for those volunteers who wish to stay on. Applicants should have good people skills and enjoy talking with the public. Volunteers will be provided training on horse behavior, the problems associated with human/horse interactions and how to safely deal with roadside animals. Patrols are conducted on paved roads by bicycle, so applicants must be physically fit enough to be able to complete their time commitment under summer weather conditions. Volunteers must be willing to commit to one four-hour shift per week, June through August. Contact Allison Turner at 410-6296072 or allison_turner@nps.gov.

were attributed to intoxication. “You can’t engineer your way out of that,” Cimino said. “That’s an education component that we’re trying to move to as well.” National and international statistical evidence points to both factors — city design and pedestrian obedience — being important. The 2010 New York City Pedestrian Safety and Action Plan outlines pedestrian accident rates across the world, in terms of annual deaths per 100,000 residents. Notable is the fact that America’s older-style cities with more closely set grids experience fewer deaths – Portland, New York, Seattle, Boston, and San Francisco all come in between 3.39 and 4.33 annually. A slight jump is seen when moving to the Midwestern cities and the more suburbanized East Coast, such as Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, which records 6.22 fatalities. And a massive jump is seen when moving to some industrial and rapidly suburbanizing areas,

with Detroit and Atlanta seeing 10.31 and 10.97, respectively. Such a number for Ocean City would be difficult to establish, given the town’s fluctuating vacation population. Considering that peak summer weekends bring in about 250,000 people, one could estimate that the average population over the three summer months is around 200,000. If Ocean City sees no more deaths this season, that would give one death for every 100,000 people over a span of three months. Projecting that to annual numbers, Ocean City would have an average of around 4 deaths if it were to be in summertime conditions year-round. A 2003 report by the Federal Highway Administration also notes that “studies show pedestrian behavior to be generally better in the presence of marked crosswalks,” with tests demonstrating that increased crosswalk markings increase “looking behavior” in traffic. The report also noted, however, that “pedestrians in groups tended not to use

the marked crosswalks,” a phenomenon many residents have reported seeing in Ocean City, especially amongst groups of teens. Sweitzer was killed while crossing with two other friends. The low end of deaths for American cities also seems to be the norm for most European cities, with between three and four deaths annually. Some have noted, however, that crosswalks may be linked to cultural behavior. Societies with a tradition of high social cohesion do experience much lower pedestrian death rates, particularly in Asia and the Nordic countries, despite the sprawling nature of cities like Tokyo and Berlin. That being said, the ability of pedestrians to use the means available to them is also a difficult factor to quantify. “People don’t realize that they have to push the ‘cross’ button,” Wicker said. “If you don’t press the button, the signal operates on how many vehicles are on the side street, and you probably won’t have enough time.”


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(June 29, 2012) Since the re-inception of the city’s open container law as a criminal misdemeanor last week, the Ocean City Police Department has reported making eight such arrests, but police are optimistic that some of the year’s most difficult times for problematic public drinking are behind them. OCPD Public Information Officer Mike Levy said eight people have been arrested for public possession of an open container of alcohol since the City Council voted unanimously last week to re-criminalize the offense. Previously, the city considered such offenses to be civil infractions, which came with a citation and a ticket similar to a parking violation. Although the city had previously classified open container offenses as criminal violations that could result in arrest, officials changed that to a civil infraction some years ago when open container arrests were perceived as becoming less of a problem. The move was made to reduce the workload on police, but it was the OCPD two weeks ago that asked for a return of the old policy. “The reasoning is that it will give officers a tool to take care of a problem when it’s small,” OCPD Chief Bernadette DiPino told the council when she requested the

change. “It gives police the discretion to still just write a citation to anyone who has an open container, but it also puts the ability to arrest in their toolbox if they think it’s warranted.” Elected officials had expressed some reservations in approving the change, namely concerns over police discretion to use the power of arrest only when absolutely necessary. “One of the reasons it took so long to change this has been the concern about discretion, and I do have reservations about that,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “I don’t agree with the concept that, if somebody’s drinking now, they might be a problem later. I hope that’s not the parameter used.” “One of the things the chief said when she made this request was that she would tighten up the parameters the officers use to make these arrests,” said Councilman Joe Hall. “If it goes the other way, if they’re not being selective, it can go back to being a citation, and I don’t think she wants that.” Levy noted that officers’ use of their newfound discretion is still relatively small compared to the number of other alcoholrelated charges the OCPD typically deals out. In the same period as the eight open container arrests, officers also recorded 38 incidents of disorderly intoxication and 16 of public consumption. See OPEN on Page 30

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(June 29, 2012) In the early 1980s, John Cary guarded the Ocean City beach every summer for three years. Now, some 30 years later, the 53-yearold has returned to the stand to keep an eye on resort swimmers and beachgoers. In 1980, when he was 21, Cary spent his first summer guarding the beach and ocean in the midtown area, around 40th and 50th streets, he said. He was in the same location the following summer, and in 1982, he was stationed on 142nd Street as the last guard stationed on the 10-mile strip of Ocean City beach. Since then, Cary completed to medical school and started an internal medicine practice in Manassas, Va. He and his wife, Betsy, who met in Ocean City in 1979, have four daughters, ages 30, 28, 25 and 24. “We met at the beach and we haven’t been back much at all. With work, kids and medical school, there just wasn’t time,” he said. Cary said they talked about getting back to the beach more often; in fact, just last year, he had planned to try out

for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but an injury one week before the testing put that plan on hold. “It was a minor injury, but I couldn’t swim,” he said of the mishap — a broken collarbone resulting from a lowspeed motorcycle accident. Cary still came to the resort to watch others test and he said he couldn’t wait to tryout this year. He had been doing Crossfit, a core strengthing and conditioning program, for about a year, which he said put him in “decent” shape. He stopped Crossfit when he began training for the beach patrol test. For two months, Cary swam about a mile, four to five days a week, and he also did some running, he said. On June 9, Cary took the test, which included completing a 300-meter soft sand run in 65 seconds, a 400-meter ocean swim in less than 10 minutes, and doing a series of simulated rescues, among other actions, and passed. He had a week off before the Surf Rescue Academy, which ran from June 17-24. The academy was new to him, Cary said, because when he first became a lifeguard 30 years ago, all he had to do was pass the test, endure a few hours of training and then sit with and observe a guard for a few days. After that, he worked on his own. “It’s nothing like it was 30 years ago. Now you have 70 hours of training in seven days,” he said. “It’s really physically intensive, and you’re in the classSee CARY on Page 29

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Restraint on election day might also help turnout One of the impediments to a larger voter turnout in Ocean City’s municipal elections is that some people simply don’t want to run the gauntlet of poll workers as they cross the parking lot on their way into the convention center. It’s a free speech issue, so, outside of requiring candidates and workers to maintain a certain distance from the actual polling place, there is no way to regulate the often aggressive, albeit earnest, advocacy for a particular candidate or cause. Even so, one would assume that most voters already have their minds made up by the time they take the long walk, thus making those last-minute appeals and suggestions generally pointless. While it might be that some few people aren’t quite clear on one or two things and will weigh the possibilities up until the time they pull one lever or the other, the campaigners who scramble to round up their votes just might cost candidates more than they gain. There is certainly nothing wrong with the party-like atmosphere of the convention center parking lot on election day, nor are the candidates’ tents and work stations out of place. Both of these things make the election more of an event, as opposed to a legal requirement. But rare would be the person who doesn’t feel a tinge of discomfort when he or she is accosted by an eager political operative whose candidate isn’t on their personal ballot. A simple handshake, a warm greeting or a “Thanks for voting” would suffice. Voters can always visit, mingle and discuss politics with whomever they choose, but it should be their choice, as opposed to being drawn into a circumstance they would rather avoid. The only way the situation can be controlled is for the candidates and referendum backers, when that situation arises, to urge their workers to exercise some restraint, thus allowing citizens to do their duty however they choose to do it. It may not result in double-digit increases in the turnout, but making people more comfortable about voting couldn’t hurt.

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Moving OC’s election is the right call Editor, Combining the national and municipal elections in Ocean City is the right choice. I’ll never forget the 2010 municipal election. On that Tuesday, it was literally a ghost town at the convention center. To point out how sparsely populated it was, a song started on the radio when I entered the building and it was still playing upon returning to my vehicle. At that moment I realized to expect the unexpected with the results. And as we all know, Brent Ashley narrowly beat Joe Mitrecic for the final seat that was up for grabs. That small margin drastically changed the landscape of the council, forming a new “majority.” I don’t think we need to document the many controversies that have happened since then. But the fact of the matter is, that small percentage of registered voters who turned out that day (less than 25 percent) narrowly changed the legislative landscape of our town. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather see 50 percent of the registered voters deciding who sits on our council over 25 percent, and that is what the national election has consistently shown to turn out. Doesn’t it only make sense then to combine the elections? I’ll admit that I would miss the announcing of the results part of election night. But I would much

GOT MAIL? Mail your letter to editor@oceancitytoday.net All letters are subject to editing for clarity and potentially libelous material rather lose that than have a council voted in by only a small percentage of voters that isn’t the right choice to serve. I always vote in both elections, but I know a lot of people who simply forget to vote in the municipal election or don’t realize when it is. I commend council members [Doug] Cymek, [Mary] Knight and [Lloyd] Martin for changing their stances on this issue and listening to the concerns of the citizens. It’s refreshing to see politicians who still do what they are elected to do: serve the people. Now, hopefully with combining the two elections, us registered voters will do what our rights as Americans are: show up and vote. Rich Drake Ocean City

Nostalgia should be no factor in election Editor, The current election system discriminates against people with jobs. Government employees receive the day off to vote in the national elections. The local election leaves a narrow window for these workers to vote. Schoolteachers who participate in after-school activities

should be afforded the same opportunity as the unemployed. Clinging to “nostalgia” does not excuse voter suppression. Sean Rox Ocean City

Thanks to community for successful event Editor, The Art League of Ocean City would like to thank the artists, sponsors and volunteers who made this year’s Plein Air Paint Out a success. Thirty-three artists from all over the region participated in the event. Artists came from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., La Plata, Delaware and Salisbury to compete for more than $2,450 in prizes. Thank you to the Ocean City Development Corporation for providing $1,750 in prize money, the HMRA for $500, Jan Bain for $100 and to La Hacienda Restaurant for providing gift certificates for the honorable mentions. Thanks, also to Bryan Russo for providing beautiful entertainment during the Wet Paint sale, for Laura Era of Troika Gallery in Easton for judging the overall event and Brad Hudson of University of Maryland Eastern Continued on Page 21


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Count me in. There are promotions and then there are promotions, but finally an effort has been made that, in my opinion, is far superior to a free hermit crab with every purchase. Will I am sure that a free crab might entice any number of people into a particular location, there are those of us whose hearts don’t flutter at the site of assorted crustacea and would prefer something more, well, exotic. As I was driving up the highway Monday, lost in thought about the

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sorry state of the marketing world and the all-t0-frequent lack of pop in today’s messages, I saw the sign. From the looks of it, I wouldn’t much care if they were serving Kibble n’ Bits, because this is clearly a promotion that has a great deal going for it. What surprised me was that while I always believed that the expansion of gambling in the state would soon lose its luster and that we would dig ever deeper to find something that Delaware doesn’t offer -- yet -- I didn’t think it would happen this quickly. Later, however, as I made another circuit on the highway (anticipating a long line at the door) I found that this was all a cruel hoax perpetrated by persons unknown and that the sign had been corrected. Even so, I still don’t want a hermit crab.

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Shore for judging the quick draw. The winners of this year’s event were Tara Funk Grim, first place and Artists’ Choice; Dorothy Harrison Braun, second place; and David Simpson, third place. Honorable Mentions went to Sandra Esham, Gerilynn Gaskill, Yelena Macleod and Barbara Septula. Quick Draw winners were Cheryl Wisbrock, first place; Rina Thaler, second place; and Sandra Esham, third place. The event would not be possible without the efforts of our committee chairwoman Paige Ruby and her volunteers. The public is invited to view and purchase the paintings created during the event at the August reception and exhibit at the Art League of Ocean City on 94th Street. The opening reception will be Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-7 p.m., when people who are eager to collect Ocean City scenes can have the first chance to purchase the original artwork. The exhibit will remain on display for the entire month of August. The Art League is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Rina Thaler, president Art League of Ocean City

OC bus system is a winner Editor, My husband and I both read with interest the editorial and article concerning bus safety, supply and demand in the June 15 issue of Ocean City Today. As first-time visitors, we were impressed with the bus system. We used the buses heavily for two days and never felt unsafe. Our stay, midweek during the firemen’s celebration, did find the buses crowded after 7 p.m., but not overly so. The buses were a great value and easy to navigate. They saved us money in parking fees and gas. We are certain they help to keep traffic down and intoxicated drivers off the roads. They were also a nice way to sit back and familiarize ourselves to the area (we rode the whole route a couple of Continued on Page 22

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READERS’ FORUM cept the idea that an outside agency needs to be involved in our employment. I don’t want to pay for some meddling group to support me. I’ll take care of my own business, thanks. I don’t want to pay for security that can’t possibly be guaranteed, as things change all the time. And as far as equality, you can’t compare the skills of an accountant to a cop or a firefighter or a heavy equipment operator. They’re all different as each of us is. Different skills, abilities, passions, ethics, etc. — this list goes on and as such, compensation equality can’t happen. Are we all to get paid $100,000 a year no matter what? That might be nice, but that’s not going to happen, with or without representation. Ocean City employees offer an array of talents and abilities and are pretty well compensated for them. True, no raises in four years, but the economy’s been in the tank; it will come back. Paying union dues isn’t going to put us financially ahead, even with a raise. In closing, before anybody literally

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Not all OC employees favor union intrusion Editor, I have to question the statements made by Ms. [Barbara] Dahan in Mr. Hoopes’ article last week, that all employees support union efforts being made. That is not the case. All employees do not support collective bargaining. Ms. Dahan states that we want support and equality and security — we have that. Ms. Dahan states we want consistency on rules and regulations — we have an employee manual that spells out rules and regulations. There are plenty of employees who don’t ac-

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READERS’ FORUM buys into this, we should look inside ourselves and be proud of the job we do, and take care of our own business without having to pay some outsiders to hold our hands and wipe our noses for us. We don’t need this outside invasion; we’re better than that. Leon Douglas Ocean City

Who Are We? We are natives of Ocean City We live on every or every Other block of Coastal Highway, the boardwalk, and the beaches. We are very stationary And not the least bit ferel. Give Up? We are the many trash barrels. Scattered about our city. Not to utilize us, it is a pity. So Please, spare our highways, Beaches, and the Boardwalk of debris. Instead, look and throw. Our fair city, you will know To be beautiful and litter free. Ellen C. O’Donoghue Ocean City

Grateful for support of WSW golf tourney Editor, Thank you to everyone who helped

to make successful the Swing into Spring Golf Tournament to benefit the Worcester County chapter of Women Supporting Women, our local breast cancer awareness and support organization. It was a wonderful event that, because of the generous nature of this community, raised more than $10,000 for our chapter. First and foremost, credit for this event must go to Ed and Margaret Colbert, of Deer Run Golf Club in Berlin, and their hard-working employees. Long-time supporters of WSW, they hosted the golf tournament for the Worcester County chapter and put in countless hours to ensure that it was a success. A bevy of businesses and community organizations also offered their support by becoming tournament sponsors. Our major sponsors were Mike’s Carpet Connection in Fenwick Island, Del., Nationwide William Staples Insurance and Financial in Salisbury, the Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 and the Pocomoke City Elks Lodge #1624. Hole sponsors were Acquest Title Services, Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley, Avery Hall Insurance, Bank of Delmarva, Bank of Ocean City, Bonfire Restaurant, Burbage Funeral Home, C.B. Taylor Bank, Coates, Coates & Coates, Elizabeth’s Treasures, Farmers Bank of Willards, Faw, Cason & Co LLP, Fresco’s Restaurant, Ladies Auxiliary Continued on Page 24

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BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS BRIEFS NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer

Hooper’s Crab House receives catering license

(June 29, 2012) The Board of License Commissioners discussed the following issues during the Friday, June 22, meeting.

The board approved the request of general manager Ryan Intrieri, manager Patrick Brady and owners Pete and Royette Shepherd for a caterer’s license to be used in conjunction with Hooper’s alcoholic beverage license. The board also approved the request to expand the licensed premises to include two acres of property adjacent to the restaurant 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 8, for the fourth annual Brews on the Beach and from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 12-16 for Bike Week. Both events may have vendors and live entertainment. Hooper’s is located at the foot of the Route 50 bridge in West Ocean City.

Atlantic Hotel request approved The board approved the request of owner Bill Purnell to expand the licensed premises to the parking lot of the Atlantic Hotel, 420 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City, for Bike Week, Sept. 12-15. Alcohol sales may take place 8 p.m. - midnight on Wednesday and from noon until midnight Thursday through Saturday. The board also approved his request for live entertainment each day for the same hours.

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Riverside Grill awaits approval The board approved the request of Mark and Leslie Reeves for a seven-day beer, wine and liquor license for the Riverside Grill, the eatery they plan to open adjacent to the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke. The approval is contingent on the resident agent obtaining the required signatures for the application. The board also approved the request for live entertainment of up to three pieces four nights per week. The town of Pocomoke built the restaurant to encourage economic development there. Continued on Page 40

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Marco Polo recovering from fire NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer

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Though the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office continues to look into Sunday’s fire at Marco Polo Pizzeria on 12th Street in Ocean City, investigators believe electrical wiring is to blame.

(June 29, 2012) The owner of the 12th Street pizzeria heavily damaged by fire Sunday night expects to reopen within the next two weeks. “When we open, we will be 100 percent,” Marco Polo owner Bahjat Alsabbar said Tuesday as he and Oleg Boyko, one of his employees, worked on taking items out to trash containers in the parking lot. When firefighters arrived at about 10:30 p.m., they saw smoke and fire coming from the roof, where the fire is believed to have originated. Ladder truck crews vented two holes in the roof to locate the fire, which was suppressed in approximately 40 minutes. “The water did a lot of damage,” Alsabbar said. When the fire was first noticed, Alsabbar’s partner’s brother and another employee were in the back and two young women were waiting on customers out front. “My guy said, ‘Go, go,’ “ Alsabbar said. Some of the customers had paid and later, they asked for their money back. There were also customers who had called for delivery and had paid by

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Marco Polo Pizzeria owner Bahjat Alsabbar, left, and Oleg Boyko, one of his employees, look forward to the reopening of the business after it is renovated.

family members work at Marco Polo. All will have their jobs when the business reopens. “They were there for me,” he said. “It’s not their fault.” In the meantime, they’ve been cleaning out the pizzeria. In addition to a new roof and ceiling, nearly everything else, including the ovens and other appliances, will be new. The Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire, which is believed to have involved electrical wiring.

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triggers an investigation of the facility.” Although the samples from the Sea Watch tested positive, Stevens cautioned that the two reported cases linked to the condo could be incidental. “There’s no way to say conclusively that they contracted it at the Sea Watch,” Stevens said. However, the condo is required to notify residents and visitors of the possible risk. Legionnaire’s Disease is a form of pneumonia, caused by a person inhaling aerosolized water — i.e. water vapor, steam, or mist — that carries the bacteria. The subsequent infection of the lungs causes flu-like symptoms that are typically not serious in healthy adults, but can be deadly for children, the elderly, and those with otherwise weakened immune systems. It is not contagious from person to person. The bacteria tend to grow in enclosed, standing waters at slightly higher than average temperatures. “It’s not an unusual thing to find,” Stevens said. “It does like to proliferate in water that is still and between 70 and 120 degrees. It’s very difficult to tell where the bacteria get introduced into the water system.” City Manager David Recor said that the city’s water supply had been tested and was not the source. “We treat the water before its put into the supply and, from what I understand, chlorine typically does the trick,” he said. “What happens is that there are traces still in the water, and when freshwater

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Pusey Country Store still an eyesore in Snow Hill NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) If the owners of a derelict property in Snow Hill do not make firm plans to fix it or demolish it, the Worcester County Commissioners will have it razed. “I want to be on the legal safe side and give them 30 days,” Commissioner Virgil Shockley said about the old Pusey’s Country Store on Route 12. The commissioners discussed the old building during their meeting Dec. 6, 2011, but did not declare it to be a public nuisance. It had been tied up in an estate and one section had collapsed. The owners had recently taken title to the property and one of them was getting bids to demolish part or all of it, said Ed Tudor, director of the Department of Development Review and Permitting. Because of that, the commissioners decided to give the property heir until Feb. 1, 2012 to take corrective action before they considered their next step. When February came, the commissioners learned no progress had been made at the store. Tudor said a portion of the building on the right side had been damaged by fire and had collapsed and the commissioners determined that at least that portion of the old country store was dilapidated, burned out, fallen down and ramshackle. They declared it to be a public nuisance and ordered the abatement of the nuisance conditions within 30 days. They also agreed to give the property owner 15 days to request a hearing on the matter. The property owner did ask for a hearing, which was held March 6. Tudor noted that the area had been cleaned up and a fence erected in front of the fallen portion of the building, but the commissioners said that was insufficient. The owner then asked for an additional 90 days to complete the required abatement. He asked for a list of required repairs, but the commissioners balked at that request and told him to hire a contractor to examine the building and determine what needed to be done. The commissioners also said if the site was not cleaned in a 90-day period, the county would step in and clean it at the property owner’s cost. During the commissioners June 19 meeting, the issue returned. This time, Tudor said fire debris had been cleaned, but the building was heavily rotted and the roof leaks extensively. Commissioner Louise Gulyas wanted the county to move ahead and raze the building. “It’s an eyesore, it’s a mess,” she said. “A haven for homeless people.” Commission President Bud Church was also ready for action. “We may be doing them a favor by tearing it down,” Church said. County attorney Sonny Bloxom suggested caution and said the commissioners should send a letter saying the county would raze the unsafe portions of the building if no action was taken within 30 days. They decided to send a letter stating they want a signed contract for abatement of the nuisance or action to bring the building into compliance.

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Nicole Bennett murder investigation continues; reward offered NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) During the television airing of the case of the murder of Nicole Reiser Bennett on the Nancy Grace show last Friday, her brother said she had stayed home from work that day because her youngest of three daughters was sick. Bennett, who worked at the daycare at Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, went to the church after her husband, Kevin, arrived home after work Thursday, June 14, Craig Reiser said. He watched the child so she could make up the time she missed. At about 7:30 p.m., she called or texted her husband to say she had some more work to do and would be going to the grocery store before going home. “And Kevin, you know, he fell asleep on the couch, which wasn’t out of the norm,”

Reiser said. “He used to do that when we were … for holidays and stuff. So he woke up early in the morning. That’s when he realized she wasn’t home. But that’s pretty much it. I mean, I think he … once Nicole Bennett he called in … once he found out, he called in right away because … Grace found the time frame puzzling. “I still can’t get my head around her calling home around 7:30, 7:40 p.m., saying, ‘I’m still working late. I’m going to stop by the grocery and come home. And she’s not reported missing until 8 a.m. the next morning. That’s a long time.” Just about one hour after Kevin Bennett reported his wife missing, her body was found by a hiker walking along

Swamp Road, a dirt road near Whaleyville. Her body was lying in the embankment about six miles from Bay Shore Community Church, a non-denominational church. Her red mini-van, with her cell phone and pocketbook inside, was parked at the church. When Grace asked Reiser if the Bennetts had a good marriage, he said things “were really good. I mean, especially the last, you know, three or four months, things were great.” His sister’s life revolved around her family and church. “Nicole was devoted to those three girls and her family and (inaudible) I mean, it was pretty much work at the church and the day care there at church and the family. That was it.” Nicole Bennett had grown up in a small town in Nebraska where she was

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Another instance of a pedestrian being struck while running through traffic outside of a crosswalk happened June 21, although police say the victim’s injuries are not life threatening. At 1:36 pm, a 19-year-old woman from Glen Burnie was hit with the front right-side bumper of a passenger car while attempting to cross from the west side to the east side of Baltimore Avenue, roughly 20 feet north of the 2nd Street intersection. “From the preliminary investigation, it looks like the pedestrian attempted to run eastbound across Baltimore amongst traffic,” said Ocean City Police Department Public Affairs Specialist

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POLICE BRIEFS Continued from Page 33 A lieutenant arrived and confirmed that the knife was illegal and that the bottle contained poppers, an inhalant. The bottle was confiscated and labeled for destruction.

Warrant arrest Deputies of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested James McKinley Brown, 49, of Willards on four District Court warrants. Brown was charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, theft from $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property, second-degree assault and two counts of firstdegree burglary. Brown had two additional warrants through

Wicomico County and a detainer was sent from Baltimore City Police Department for violation of probation. Brown was being held in the Worcester County jail pending trial.

Handgun in vehicle Ocean City police charged Nicholas Lane Percoskie, 23, of Herndon, Pa., with possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun in a vehicle June 21. Police conducting traffic enforcement stopped a Honda on Coastal Highway near 46th Street at about 12:30 a.m. because the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. During the traffic stop, they learned that the passenger, Percoskie, had a handgun in the car. Officers recovered the .22 caliber gun, which was underneath the front passenger seat.

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Parking lot search After stopping a motor vehicle in the Rite Aid parking lot on June 23, Berlin police officers discovered suspected marijuana on the driver, Robert A. Cheetham, 19, of Ocean Pines. They also found an open container of alcohol and a Virginia driver’s license issued to another person, in possession by Chase Furst, 20, of Ocean Pines. They charged Cheetham with possession of marijuana and they charged Furst with possession of alcohol by a minor and displaying the license issued to another.

Drugs spotted When deputies of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a disabled vehicle, they met the vehicle’s owner,

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Drug possession Berlin police charged two people on June 15 with possession of marijuana and Ecstasy. The drugs were found during a search of their vehicle after a traffic stop in the area of 9908 Ocean Gateway in Berlin. After their arrests, Lara M. Angel, 24, of Ocean City, and Skander Fekir, 25, of Alexandria, Va., were taken before a District Court commissioner and released on their own recognizance.

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OBITUARIES Terry Lawrence Jackson PITTSVILLE — Terry Lawrence Jackson, 61, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Marcella Jones Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a 1970 graduate of Pittsville High School. He had worked for many years for Wicomico County Roads Department until his retirement. He enjoyed surf fishing and was a member of the Assateague Mobile Sportsfishermen’s Association. He is survived by numerous cousins. A graveside service was held Monday, June 25, at Pittsville Cemetery in Pittsville, Md. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one’s choosing. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. David J. Nowack OCEAN PINES — David Jeffrey Nowack, 44, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Clarence and Mary Lu-

dovico Nowack. He is survived by a sister, Claire Cloud of Bucks County, Pa., one niece and one nephew. Mr. Nowack was the night auditor at the David Nowack Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. He was an avid metal detector user. A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday, June 25, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Rev. Leonard J. Downs officiated. Interment followed in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Road, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Roger Williamson Cohill NEW YORK — Roger Williamson

Cohill, 88, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012. The son of the late James Andrew and and Helen Morgan Cohill, Mr. Cohill was born and raised in Hancock, Md., where his family was in the orchard business. He attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a degree in entomology. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, when he met his wife, Elizabeth Patricia Gorman, who preceded him in death in 2005, after 59 years of marriage. Mr. Cohill had a varied career as an executive and business owner in the field of agricultural chemicals and equipment, including Agrotec, Inc. in Salisbury. He traveled overseas constantly, helping many various countries with agricultural issues, but one of his favorite places was Ocean City. Mr. Cohill is survived by his five children: Mary Pat Cohill of New York City, Rosemary Plunkett and husband, Kevin, of Tarrytown, N.Y., Dr. Andrew M. Cohill of Blacksburg, Va., Kitty Desimone and husband, Jim, of Tarrytown, N.Y., Betsy FauntLeRoy and husband, Alex, of Ocean Pines; grandchildren,

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OBITUARIES James Evans, Douglas James, Dana James, Cheryl Ann James and Curtis James. There are eight great-grandchildren, Faith, Elijah, Josh, Sarah, Branagh, Sidney, Bransom and Kenton James. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Quillen and Eunice Q. Sorin, and a brother, Calvin E. Quillen Jr. She is survived by a sister, Agnes Collins of Delmar, Del., and nieces, Janice S. Wainwright of Ocean City and Cape Coral, Fla., and Debbie Carper of Frederick, Md. Mrs. James was a 1946 graduate of Buckingham High School. After completing her schooling in cosmetology, she opened a hairdressing salon in Wilmington, Del. She later was employed for 40 years at Rosina’s Beauty Salon in Berlin, which was owned by her sister, Eunice. She worked also for 10 years with Candy Kitchen in Ocean City. She had lived for many years on 73rd Street before moving to Berlin in 2007. She had been very active in her church, Buckingham Presbyterian in Berlin, where she served on numerous committees, most notably the cemetery improvement committee, annual bazaars, family nights, friendship hours and the Sunday school program. She served as a trustee, deacon and elder. In 2005, she was made honorary life member of Presbyterian Women U.S.A. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin. The Rev. Matt Trask will officiate.

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ing to Hagerstown to then become the proprietor of the Broad Axe Tavern, which he owned and operated with his predeceased wife of 36 years, Joan Winterburn. He is survived by many family members, including his wife, Donna, and her four children. He is survived by his children, John Jr. and Rene Winterburn, Robert Winterburn and Elizabeth Smith, Lisa and Doug DeVault, JoAnn and Joel Wolber; a brother, Ted Winterburn; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A private gathering for family and friends will be held to commemorate his life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Fenwick Island Lions Club, 37232 Lighthouse Road, Suite 109, West Fenwick Island, Del. 19975. Julia Jenette Gray BERLIN — Julia Jenette Gray, 78, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salis-

bury. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Baker and Mildred Brittingham Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Gray. Mrs. Gray had worked as a store manager at Savage’s Market. She is survived by a brother, Frank Baker Sr. and his wife, Susan; two sisters, Hazel Warren Ernst and her husband, Charles and Bonnie Adkins and her husband, Dicky; a nephew, Frank Baker Jr. and his wife, Sonia; a niece, Tracy Adkins; and a great nephew, Lee Baker. She was preceded in death by a brother, Woody Baker. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811.

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Board allows Snow Hill grocery store to have beer, wine license owner, who pleaded guilty to being part of the racketeering conspiracy to get the green cards and tax abatements. The only (June 29, 2012) Fifteen months after connection is that the former owner is denying a beer and wine license for a Warraich’s landlord. During last year’s hearing before the small Snow Hill grocery store, the Board of License Commissioners decided the Board of License Commissioners, attorney Joe Moore, who represented Wartime was right to say “yes.” In March 2011, the board took the side raich and Gondal, said the board should of numerous citizens who said they were not deny their request for a beer and wine concerned that an alcohol license at Your license because of previous problems at Stop at 426 W. Market St. could exacer- the site. Nevertheless, the board felt the bate the drug issue in that impoverished citizens’ concerns were valid and denied area of the town. The citizens were also the request. Last week, Moore and others said the concerned about the availability of alcohol couple deserves to have a beer and wine sales at late hours. During the board’s June 22 meeting in license. It would be wrong to deny the license Snow Hill, citizens for and against filled the meeting room and were about equally di- because of the area of town where the business is located, said vided in their opinSnow Hill businessions. Those who “Not one person said a bad man Gary Weber. were opposed said “He’s willing to they did not want to word about these people.” come here and see empty or paropen a business. He tially filled bottles of WILLIAM E. ESHAM JR. deserves a chance.” alcohol near the Chairman of the Board of License Commissioners The couple street and their moved to Snow Hill homes. One said from New York City she was concerned about the close proximity of schools. Those for a better life and a nice place to raise chilin favor of the license said it was needed dren. They like the town and the schools because the closest stores selling beer and and they want to stay. They work from 6 wine to go were both more than a mile a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week and it has away and many residents lacked trans- not been sufficient to provide the needed portation because of financial difficulties. income. Every few months, Warraich reAt one time, three businesses in that area turns to New York City, where he drives a sold beer and wine. Now there were none. cab to earn money. He would like to be able Owners Chaudhary Arshad Warraich to earn enough money in Snow Hill to be and his wife, Muniba Gondal, have oper- able to no longer be a taxi driver in the city. Citizens at the board hearing, those in ated the store since 2008 without problems. Police have been called to the favor of the license and those opposed to business only once and that was because it, said they had no problems whatsoever of a shoplifter and Warraich made the call with Warraich and Gondal. They are pleasant, they work hard and the store is himself. Before Warraich and Gondal bought always clean, they said. “Not one person said a bad word about the business, it was a problem. Some people hung around outside late at night these people, “ said William E. Esham Jr., drinking and reportedly using drugs. Lit- chairman of the Board of License Comtering and panhandling were also prob- missioners after board member Charles lems. One of the previous owners was Nichols made the motion to grant the apcaught in a federal sting operation in plication for a beer and wine license at 2007. The sting involved people attempt- Your Stop if Warraich would continue to ing to bribe federal undercover agents in close the store at 9 p.m. and cease alcohol hopes of obtaining illegal green cards and sales at 8 p.m. Warraich readily agreed. “I’m going to concur and give him an tax abatements. Warraich is no relation to the previous opportunity,” Esham said. NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer

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Owner of 45th Street Village denied request to sell liquor NANCY POWELL â&#x2013; Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) The owner of 45th Street Village and the many Sunsations stores in Ocean City was denied his request last week to sell liquor at his new beer and wine store. Avi Sibony, who has been in business in the resort about 25 years, said he wanted to de-emphasize grocery items and to add liquor. The closest liquor store to the south is at 17th Street and the closest one to the north is at 66th Street. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t acknowledge that Seacrets owner Leighton Moore already had a license to sell beer, wine and liquor in sealed containers to go from the his 48th Street location, but that was the main gist of his attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s argument during the June 22 meeting of the Board of License Commissioners in Snow Hill. Attorney Pete Cosby said public safety was a factor that should be considered. The Seacrets parking lot is too congested and people who wanted to purchase liquor would have difficulty finding a place to park and negotiating the traffic in the parking lot. Moore said there would be no such problem because he was using 60 parking spaces just for those customers. He also employs security personnel for the parking lot and people could direct the

customers to parking spaces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will be assured of a parking space,â&#x20AC;? Moore said. Moore renovated the boutique in the Seacrets parking lot to sell beer, wine and liquor there. He could have been selling the alcohol to go as many as 24 years ago because his liquor license has no restriction. He said the new store would open today, Friday, June 29. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will absolutely fill the public need,â&#x20AC;? said William E. Esham Jr., chairman of the Board of License Commissioners. Cosby said there would be enough business for both places to sell liquor to go and continued to push the public safety angle. The 45th Street Village has ample parking and customers would not encounter traffic problems there, he said. The parking issue, he said, was unique and should be considered in the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, he said. Robert Cowger, director of the oneyear-old Worcester County Department of Liquor Control, opposed Sibonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application to sell liquor, citing the lack of public need for it. In addition to the county liquor stores at 18th Street and 114th Street, there are five privatelyowned liquor stores. If Sibony could sell liquor, his store would be just 1,056 feet from Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liquor store and stores are

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BOARD OF LICENSE COMM. BRIEFS Continued from Page 26 The couple bought the Market Street Inn in Salisbury in 1989 and operated it for 13 years. They now own the Back Street Grill on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury.

Dead Freddie’s can have live entertainment The board approved the request for Dead Freddie’s, located at 64th Street bayside in Ocean City, to have entertainment of up to three pieces 3-9 p.m. five nights per week on the outside deck. The music will not be amplified, but the singer would have a microphone. The board denied the request for a disc jockey to play music and make announcements from 8:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. five nights each week, but allowed the disc jockey to play music and make announcements 5-11 p.m.

NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) After working for the past couple of months to renovate the former Pulse nightclub at 45th Street, Steve Long’s plans to operate a club for the older generation were dashed last week when he was denied an alcoholic beverage license. At the conclusion of its June 22 hearing, the Board of License Commissioners said Long had failed to show a public need for the license to sell beer, wine and

liquor at the Retro Music Hall. Long, a certified licensed master electrician who specialized in working in bars and restaurants, said his business plan was “to provide an entertainment and drink atmosphere for the older crowd.” Michael Marshall, who said he owned 20 percent of the business, also saw it as unique. “It’s something we don’t have in Ocean City. There’s no place the older group can go and enjoy themselves,” Marshall said.

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Lazy Lizard request granted The board approved the request for the Lazy Lizard, located at First Street and the bay, to expand the licensed premises for White Marlin tournament week, Aug. 6-12, and Bike Week, Sept. 13-16.

not needed to be so close. More liquor stores would cause a decrease in business for the ones already in business and the county liquor stores were already seeing a 6 percent decline in sales, Cowger said. County attorney Sonny Bloxom also spoke against Sibony’s request. County liquor dispensary profits are split 50-50 between the county and the town of Ocean City and each of those

would see their amounts decreased, Bloxom said. Furthermore, he said, if the county granted Sibony’s request, the board would set a precedent for liquor stores to be located every four blocks. Cosby continued to push the public safety issue, but to no avail. “The public is adequately served,” said board member Charles Nichols, who added that existing liquor stores would be adversely affected and there was no uniqueness in the property.

At age 48, Long said, he feels “out of place any place in Ocean City.” He wanted music from the 1950s, or even earlier, through the 1980s. Some of it would be live and some would be recorded. “It’s gotta be before ‘90,” he said. “I encourage people to bring in records.” Customers could also take 8-track tapes and old vinyl records. “It’s all about the music,” Long said. “There will never be any hip hop or rap.” Long also planned to have customers participate in the decoration of the Retro Music Hall. They could take almost anything to be used for decoration and it would be tagged and placed somewhere. Although Long and Marshall talked about the uniqueness of the proposed new business, board member Charles Nichols said they had failed to show a public need for the alcoholic beverage license and the other two board members concurred. Long did not say what he plans to do next. Pulse, originally planned as a New York City-style club with a dress code, went out of business after two years. Before Pulse, the building was the site of Scandals, a rock venue, and Samantha’s, an upscale nightclub.

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Canyon Kick Off begins today, runs through Sun. LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) Today, Friday, is the first of three fishing days for participants competing in the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 30th annual Canyon Kick Off Tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded for marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish releases, as well as the largest tuna and dolphin brought to the Sunset Marina scale. “Fishing this past weekend was pretty good. There’s been good tuna fishing and the highlight is that some big eyes are around. A few 200pounders were caught last weekend. There are some blue marlin out there and some whites, too,” said Marlin Club President and tournament director Franky Pettolina. “There’s a lot of potential for this weekend. Providing the weather is OK, we should have some good fishing.” Added entry level calcuttas, which cost $200, $300, $500 and $1,000, are offered in the meatfish (tuna and dolphin), bluefin tuna and billfish (blue and white marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish) divisions. Anglers can win additional prize money if entered into these calcuttas. The billfish division is catchSee CATCHES on Page 42

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Strike Fever anglers weigh at Sunset Marina the tuna they reeled in last Saturday during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 33rd annual Small Boat Tournament. They took first place in the tuna division with a 56.4 pounder.

RECORD TURNOUT FOR TOURNEY Forty-eight teams register for Small Boat competition LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) A record 48 boats carrying approximately 250 anglers of all ages entered the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 33rd annual Small Boat Tournament, held June 2224. “The tournament was awesome. Forty-eight boats was the most ever,” said Small Boat Tournament Director Bill Regan. “I think a lot of it had to do with the combination of good weather and good fishing. It was just beautiful out there and a lot of fish were being caught.” The competition was for boats 34 feet and smaller. All fish were weighed at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City.

Many families fished together again this year. A total of $14,490 was paid out to tournament winners. The results are as follows: ■ Billfish Release: Bimini, one white marlin release, $1,260 ■ Tuna: First, Strike Fever, 56.4 pounds, $2,052.50; second, Empty Pockets, 52 pounds, $337.50; and third, Vapor Trail, 47.6 pounds, $819. Also earning a cash award was Notorious, 46.6 pounds, $2,556 ■ Dolphin: First, OpporTuna-Ty, 12 pounds (and third, 10 pounds), $4,531.50 (total); and second, Joken, 10.8 pounds, $337.50. Also earning a cash award was Keepin’ It Reel, 9.8 pounds, $396.00

■ Rockfish: Git-R-Done, 9.6 and 8 pounds, $432 ■ Tog: Jezebel, 4 pounds, $612 ■ Flounder: First, Thomps III, 5.6 pounds, $396; second, Master Exploder, 4.6 pounds, $43.20; and third, Jack Attack, 4.4 pounds, $28.80. Also earning cash awards were GitR-Done, 3.4 pounds, $86.40; and 2FarOut!, 2.4 pounds, $57.60. ■ Bluefish: First, Myra HT, 15.4 pounds; second, Git-RDone, 9 pounds (and third, 6.2 pounds), $432 (total) ■ Sea Bass: First, Ocean Rebel, 2.8, pounds, $216; second, Jezebel, 2 pounds (and third, 1.8 pounds), $343.16 (total); and third, Always Late, 1.8 pounds, $33.56 and Fish Box, 1.8 pounds, $19.16.

OC Tennis Center hosts reg. contest (June 29, 2012) The Delmarva Open Junior L4 Tennis Tournament was held at the Ocean City Tennis Center, June 23-24. More than 40 junior players descended on Ocean City for this annual event. An L4 Tournament is a designation by the United States Tennis Association for a regional event. This tournament included players from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. The champions and finalists for eight different events were: Boys 18 Final: Thomas MacLeod See NEXT on Page 43

Thomas Boley and Thomas MacLeod, competed in the Boys’ 18 finals.

Worcester County Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheerleading will be holding registration for its Jr. Peewee football team (ages 8,9,10; weight 60-105 pounds or age 11, weight 60-85 pounds), and for Peewee football team (ages 9, 10, 11; weight 75-120 pounds or age 12; weight 75-100 pounds). Registration is under way cheerleaders ages 7-15. The organization is also looking for people 21 and older to be cheer coaches. A meeting is scheduled for July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Worcester County Northern Athletic Complex, behind the Berlin Little League fields. For more information, visit www.berlinseahawks.com. For football information, call Tony Morris at 443-783-8628. For cheer information, call Debbie Donohue at 443783-8623.

July 4 Firecracker tennis mixer The tenth annual Firecracker Mixer will be held at the Ocean City Tennis Center on 61st Street on July 4 from 9-11a.m. This mini-tournament is open men and women of all ages. It will include a round robin, tournament prizes and other contests, including, a most patriotic tennis outfit. Participants are required to sign up in advance, as the event is limited to 40 players. The cost is $15 per player and includes the tournament and refreshments. Call the center at 410-524-8337 to reserve a spot or for more information.

Cioccio wins golf scholarship The fifth annual Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship to attend the Eagles Landing Golf Camp, in the name of owner of One-Time Plumbing, Inc., in Berlin for more than 25 years, Franklin Burroughs, has been awarded to Shane Cioccio, a student at Berlin Intermediate School. Cioccio received the scholarship during the 15th annual Honors Celebration at the Berlin Intermediate School and will attend the Eagles Landing Intermediate Golf Camp. Freda Burroughs, his wife, said “my husband loved God, children, golf and all athletics.” His children, and all the neighborhood children who came to his home were called, “The Burley Bunch” because of all the fun activities he provided, and he lived on Burley Street at that time. All of the children are now Continued on Page 43


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MSSA Tuna-ment sees an increase in participation LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor

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and-release only. Anglers are scheduled to fish two of the three tournament days, Friday through Sunday, June 29-July 1. Catches will be weighed at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City from 57:30 p.m. daily. Spectators are invited to watch the weigh-ins. Anglers who reel in the three heaviest tuna and dolphin will win prize money. The awards banquet is scheduled for July 2, from 1-3 p.m., at the Marlin Club on Golf Course Road in West Ocean City. Hundreds of anglers went out fishing on 63 boats last year and $54,450 in prize money was paid out to the winners. The competition saw a slight increase in participation compared to 2010 when 60 boats registered and $45,725 was awarded to the top teams. “It was the best fishing in tournament history. Great marlin fishing and good tuna fishing, too,” Pettolina said after the competition. Sixteen billfish were released during the 2010 tournament, the most ever for the event. In 2011, 37 whites and one blue marlin were released. For more information, call the Marlin Club at 410-213-1613.

(June 29, 2012) Forty teams headed out to sea last week during the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association’s 23rd annual Tuna-Ment Tournament. “Last year we had 30 boats, so we’re pleased with the increase. Two years in a row now we’ve seen an increase,” Dave Smith, executive director of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, said of the June 22-24 event. “I thought the tournament went great. The yellowfin bite was turned on the whole weekend and a couple big eyes were caught.” Sunset Marina in West Ocean City was one of three official weigh-in stations. The others were Wachapreague Seaside Marina in Wachapreague, Va., and Curtis Merritt Marina in Chincoteague, Va. Tuna was the main division for the tournament. John Travers, captain of the Crabby, took first place in the single heaviest division with a 228.9-pound big eye brought to the Curtis Merritt Marina scale. The fish was worth $5,000. The crew also won an additional $910 for combined weight of the big eye and a 50.2-pound yellowfin, through added entry level “tournament within a tournament” calcuttas. The Lady Luck, owned by Steve Ramsey, brought the second-place tuna to the Sunset Marina scale. The 207.9-pound big eye earned the team $2,200. The team won a total of $14,039 because of participation in the additional calcuttas. They

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The Lady Luck crew brought the second-place tuna to the Sunset Marina scale during the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association’s 23rd annual Tuna-Ment Tournament, held June 22-24. The 207.9-pound big eye earned the team $2,200. They also weighed 196- and 176.1-pound big eyes, for a combined total weight of 580 pounds. The team won a total of $14,039 for participation in the added entry level calcuttas.

also weighed 196- and 176.1-pound big eyes, for a combined total of 580 pounds. Scar Tissue Capt. Jim Parrotte was awarded $1,000 for his team’s third-place 51.2-pound yellowfin tuna, weighed at the Curtis Merritt Marina. Tomcat Capt. Pete Abbott’s team pocketed $1,108 for weighing six yellowfin tuna (40, 39, 38, 35.5, 34.7 and 33.1 pounds) in Ocean City.

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Winner took all in the dolphin category, which was determined by the heaviest total weight of three fish weighed. Reel Screamer Capt. Rob Pellicot’s team won $1,584 for its three dolphin (11.5, 10.9 and 8.8) weighing a total of 31.2 pounds. They were weighed at the Curtis Merritt Marina scale. Approximately $25,000 was paid out to the winners.

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(Chestertown, Md.) defeated Thomas Boley, (Washington D.C.), 6-3,6-3. Boys 16 Final: Matthew Ryan (Salisbury) upset the No. 2 seed Tyler Jacobson (Bethesda), 6-0,6-1. Boys 14 Final: unseeded Tyler Crowley (McClean, Va.) upset No. 2 seed Andrew Tsai (Ellicott City), 7-5, 6-4 Boys 12 Final: Top-seeded James Magee (Cockeysville, Md.) outlasted No. 2 Matthew Kilchenstein (Millersville, Md.), 6-2,4-6, 10-6. Girls 18 Final: Victoria Kogan (Columbia, Md.) upset No. 1 seed Madison Parks (Denton, Md.), 60,6-1. Girls 16 Division: Grace Hashiguchi (Mount Airy, Md.) captured both legs of a round robin to win the championship. Girls 14 Division: No. 1 seed Lylan Schaszberger (Bethesda, Md.) defeated Beatrice Chaudoin, 6-4, 6-2. Girls 12 Division: Brooke Dorkan (Timonium, Md.) defeated Gabriela Cifuentes (Herndon, Va.), 6-0,6-2. The Ocean City Tennis Center will host a second junior tournament Aug. 3-5. This tournament is in the L5 USTA category, which means that there are not as many tournament points available. According to OCTC Director of Tennis, Dr. Keith Coleman, “The L4 always brings in some of the top competition from the entire USTA Mid-Atlantic Region. Often, the L5 tournament in August is a little more ‘user friendly’ for local players.” For more information about the August USTA Junior tournament, call the tennis center at 410-5248337.

SPORTS BRIEFS Continued from Page 41 grown. Two of the Burley Bunch were his own, Barry and Amber Burroughs. In memory of Franklin Burroughs the golf scholarship fund has been established at Calvin B. Taylor Bank. In the future, Mrs. Burroughs would like to find a way to continue to have money donated to this fund. At this time only one scholarship will be offered each year. However, if more money is donated to the fund, additional scholarships can be offered. The purpose of the scholarship is to select at least one student each year to receive the Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship Award. The scholarship is for deserving children who show interest and have ability in golf. Anyone interested in making a donation to the Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship Fund please contact Calvin B. Taylor Bank, P.O. Box 5, Berlin, Md. 21811.

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‘IN THE NET’ WINNERS Mid-Atlantic Shockers 12U red team won the fifth annual “In the Net” Summer Classic baseball tournament, held June 810, in Hershey, Pa. The Shockers team, which went undefeated in the series, defeated the Mount Joy Elite Baseball Club 10-8 in the championship. Pictured, in first row from left, are Garrett Richardson, Timmy Kerrigan, Jacob Shockley, Tripp Kimmel, Brett Berquist and Shane Ciocio; and in back row, Coach Chris Hudson, Stephen Bontempo, Abraham Mow, Colin Greene, Trevor Collins and Coach Dan Kimmel.


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Survey shows delinquency pushes attitudes over the edge LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING O.C.Trading Co.is stocked with unique gifts, treasures LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) For Ocean City residents and visitors who are looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, O.C. Trading Co., on Baltimore Ave. and Somerset Street in downtown Ocean City, might just be the place to find them. “We have a little bit of everything. We tried to bring a worldwide presence into the store and offer things you can’t find anywhere else,” said O.C. Trading Co. President Ollie Powell. “I want everyone to find something unique. Every time you come in, you’ll see something new.” At the start of the year, Powell noticed a sign that the landmark building, once home to Ocean City’s first post office, announcing the unit was available for lease. “It was a neat building and I fell in love with it right away,” he said. “This place is extremely unique. There’s a nice, positive energy here.” Powell and his girlfriend, Assunta Siniscalchi, took over the space in February and began renovations. He asked her to marry him on the front steps on her birthday, Feb. 24. Powell, a retired Marine, completed the remodeling work himself. The walls and trim were painted, new ceiling tile was added and “life” was fed back to the hardwood floor, he said. The store opened in mid-May. “The owners have done a nice job of exposing the original wood flooring in this older building,” said Glenn Irwin, executive director of the Ocean City Development Corporation. The non-profit organization aims to revitalize the downtown area. Powell, who was born and raised in the area and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1991, has been collecting items for years from auctions, yard sales

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O.C. Trading Co. President, Ollie Powell, left, is joined by Drex Harrington on Tuesday at the downtown store. The shop, located on the corner of Baltimore Avenue and Somerset Street, above left, offers antiques, musical instruments, artwork, jewelry, Ocean City souvenirs, historic memorabilia, clothing and beach gear, among other items. There is also an area for artists to paint and draw, below. Unfinished pieces can be stored in the back room until artists return to work on them.

and flea markets. The store is filled with an assortment of merchandise including antiques, musical instruments, artwork, jewelry, Ocean City souvenirs, historic memorabilia, clothing and beach gear. “The O.C. Trading Co. has a nice variety of items for any person. It’s an interesting store to just walk around in,” Irwin said. “It’s on a very visible corner in downtown Ocean City, which gets lots of foot traffic.” Powell also rents consignment space to those who want to sell their wares. To rent a space or to consign items, call the store at 443-664-2512. He will also trade and barter items. “We want happy customers. We want people to get a good deal and leave with a smile on their face,” Powell said. “We’re trying to provide a positive service to the community. Return customers are what we’re all about.” On Fridays from 7-9 p.m., Powell hosts open jam sessions. All musicians are welcome. Some instruments are available, but musicians are encouraged to take their own. A station has been set up in the store for artists to paint and draw. Unfinished pieces can be stored in the back room until artists return to work on them. Powell, who is a painter, would like to have artists gather and create artwork together outside of the

store on the Somerset Street Plaza. “We’re trying to have a fun, artistic atmosphere. We want to make the downtown a fun place,” Powell said. Powell plans to hang a canvas screen for free movie and game nights. In the mornings, Powell is a commercial fisherman and crabber. After being on the water all day, he then comes to work at the store. In the near future, customers will be able to place seafood and crab orders at the store to purchase what Powell and other local fishermen have caught. “This space has so many opportunities. The possibilities are endless here, we’re just trying to pace ourselves,” he said. Store hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

(June 29, 2012) Fannie Mae’s 2012 National Housing Survey conducted an oversample of delinquent borrowers in an effort to provide more information to assess homeowner attitudes for the oftentimes hard to reach delinquent borrower population. These findings, released earlier this month, showed (not too surprisingly) that once a borrower becomes delinquent, their attitudes about homeownership, household finances and paying their mortgage become significantly more negative than the general population of people with mortgages — even significantly more than those who are underwater and those who have experienced home value declines. Record numbers of homeowners throughout the country are experiencing being “underwater” on their mortgage (when a home is worth less than the amount owed on its mortgage). As part of the housing recovery effort, policy makers have taken steps to address the challenges facing these homeowners in an effort to develop policy changes and programs that will help the housing market rebound. One of the questions on the survey, for example, was, “If a person’s house is now worth less than what they owe on it, do you think it’s OK for them to stop paying their mortgage?” The delinquent borrower percentage of “yes” answers was 23 percent as compared to the non-distressed mortgage holder where only 9 percent answered “yes.” “Results indicate that helping keep mortgage borrowers current on their mortgage is a beneficial goal since the negative attitudes resulting from delinquency for the borrower (and those they influence) may be hard to repair and could evolve into ingrained delinquency behaviors,” said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist of Fannie Mae. The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey polls homeowners and renters to assess their confidence in homeownership as an investment, the current state of their household finances, views on the U.S. housing finance system, and overall confidence in the economy. They release both monthly and quarterly reports and can be found at www.fanniemae.com. — Lauren Bunting is a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors and a licensed REALTOR®with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.


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OCChamber seeksnominations for annual Citizen, Spirit awards (June 29, 2012) The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for its 2012 Citizen of the Year and Spirit of Ocean City awards. Do you know a businessperson who exemplifies the true Spirit of Ocean City? How about a resident of who personifies the definition an Outstanding Citizen? If so, fill out one of the nomination forms available by e-mailing lisa@ocean city.org or visit the Eunice Q. Sorin Visitor & Conference Center, located at routes 50 and 707 in West Ocean City. Winners of the “Citizen of the Year” award have represented the most dedicated participants in community activities and have demonstrated unselfish devotion to others. In 1979, Art Davis, was honored as the first outstanding citizen. Kathy Mathias received the award in 2011. Nominations must be received by July 20. No posthumous nominations will be considered. Eligibility is restricted to persons who have lived in Ocean City for some part of their adult life. Recipient to be determined only from among those nominated. The number of nominations is not a factor. Judging will be based on merits for unselfish philanthropic service to community and fellow citizens. Ocean City’s most prestigious business award, the Spirit Award, honors the resort businessperson who has simultaneously operated a reputable and successful busi-

ness and actively promoted Ocean City, consistently striving to make the community a better one for all concerned. This award is a reflection of the spirit of those who resurrected Ocean City’s business community after the disastrous storm of 1962 and was created in 1997 to provide recognition for excellence in the business community. The first recipient of the award was Dr. Leonard Berger of the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in 1997. Last year, Herb and Judy Schoellkopf, owners of Old Pro Golf, were presented with the award. Nominations for the Spirit of Ocean City Award must be received by July 20. No posthumous nominations will be considered. Nominees must have worked in the Greater Ocean City area, 10th election district, for some part of his/her life. They must have operated or currently operate a reputable and successful business. They should be someone who demonstrates a commitment and dedication to the promotion of Greater Ocean City and someone who has demonstrated a desire for and dedication to the enhancement of the area in which we live. Winners will be awarded at the annual Chamber Grand Ball on Sept. 7, at the Clarion Fontainebleau on 101st Street. Tickets cost $85 and are now available. Tables of 10 may be reserved online at www.oceancity.org or by calling Lisa Dennis at 410-213-0144, Ext. 104.

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OC police confiscate handguns from man on separate occasions NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (June 29, 2012) Ocean City police found a handgun in a man’s clothing bag Friday and removed another handgun from the small of a man’s back the next day. The first handgun, a loaded .38 caliber weapon, was found June 22 during a

search of a man’s clothing bag after a traffic stop at about 10:30 p.m. at 61st Street because the driver had been driving backwards for about 100 feet. The three men in the Honda station wagon, all from Pennsylvania, told police they were in Ocean City for the night, but had no place to stay. A policeman ran warrant checks on all three men and learned of a warrant from

the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department for a violation of parole on possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute charge for one of the men. He then took Matthew Ray Quinones-Torres into custody. Another policeman discovered marijuana wrapped in several dollar bills in Quinones-Torres’ pants pocket. After the other two men, Jason Maldonado, 26, and Davontaye Harrison, 19,

exited the vehicle, police found marijuana and paraphernalia in the car and charged them accordingly. Police then found a loaded .38 caliber handgun in Maldonado’s Jeep bag. Maldonado was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and having a handgun in a vehicle. Police learned the handgun had been stolen from Lancaster County in March 2011. The next day at about 2:30 a.m., a man approached a policeman on Baltimore Avenue near Ninth Street and said another man on a shared hotel balcony had threatened him with a handgun. The man said he had been sitting on a chair on the balcony when Quinones-Torres told him he had better not start anything because he was armed. He then turned his back, lifted his shirt and displayed a handgun in the small of his back. Several officers were called to the area, spotted Quinones-Torres and arrested him at gunpoint.

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LISA CAPITELLI n Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) An array of activities, including concerts, a hot dog-eating contest, swimming and, to top it all off, fireworks, will take place on July 4, in the resort and its surrounding communities to celebrate Independence Day.

OCEAN CITY: n Downtown concert: The 78th Army Band, one of the premier musical organizations of the 99th United States Army Reserve Support Command, will perform a free concert on the beach at North Division Street in downtown Ocean City at 8 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to its ceremonial and concert bands, the 78th Army Band also features a Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, Dixieland Band and Rock Band. A fireworks display will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. The show will be visible from all along the Boardwalk and the beach. Viewers are encouraged to take blankets or chairs. n Uptown concert: The United States Army Downrange Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Northside Park on 125th Street. The concert will feature a collection of rock, country and R&B tunes as well as signature patriotic arrangements. Fireworks, shot from the west side of the park, will begin around 9:30 p.m. “July 4 is one of the biggest holiday events of the year in Ocean City, if not the biggest,” said Donna Abbott, Ocean City tourism director and communications manager. “The town is ready with two great locations to enjoy a free concert and fireworks displays, downtown and uptown.” Since parking will be limited at Northside Park and in the downtown area, organizers of the resort events recommend visitors use the bus. Guests can ride all day for $3 or pay $1 per boarding. Buses operate 24 hours a day. The West Ocean City Park and Ride on Route 50 offers free parking and $3 ride-all-day shuttle service to the downtown area. For more information about the activities, call the recreation department at 410-250-0125, department of tourism at 1-800-626-2326, or visit www.ococean.com.

Part-time residents celebrate 50 years Michael and Barbara Hinkle, married June 23, 1962, at Holy Cross Church in South Baltimore, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week. The Hinkles have three married children and five grandchildren. They live in the Baltimore area, but in the summer, they stay in Ocean City, where Mr. Hinkle, known as the “Mayor of 13th Street,” is recognized by his patriotic bike.

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n Hot dog-eating contest: Only a few days remain to qualify for Fish Tales Bar & Grill’s fifth annual “Top Dog” hot dog-eating contest. Anyone 18 and older who is interested in competing in the July 4 event may stop by the 22nd Street bayside bar and restaurant at anytime during the day to speedily consume five deli-style hot dogs and buns. A Fish Tales representative will time each participant, and the 15 people with the fastest times will move on to the finals, scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 4, at 1 p.m. Contestants have until July 3 to qualify. The cost to take part in the qualifier is $5, which will go toward the prize money pot. As of Monday, spots were still available. “I’d like to see the local guys come out and give it a try. It makes it more fun,”

said Brandon Hemp, Fish Tales manager and contest coordinator. A stage will be assembled in the parking lot of Fish Tales for the competitive eaters who advanced to the main event, which is modeled after Nathan’s famous Fourth of July international contest. Fish Tales and Coors Light are sponsoring the event. Dietz & Watson will supply the hot dogs. David “Tiger Wings & Things” Brunelli of Philadelphia, a member of the World League of Competitive Eating, earned first-place honors last year, after he devoured 22 franks and buns in 10 minutes. He received $1,000 and a trophy. Ocean City resident JD Kisner, a Fish Tales bartender, finished second, eating 19-and-a-quarter hot dogs. He won $500. See POOL on Page 76

The following students recently participated in Salisbury University’s 11th annual Student Research Conference: n Cameron Runyon of Berlin and Onike Walker visually presented “Volunteer Function Inventory for High School Students.” n Alex Sans of Berlin and Kelly Meehan of Ocean City presented “Formation of 1,2,3-Dihydroisobenzofurans by Intramolecular Cyclization Reactions.” n Nicholas Pompa of Ocean City visually presented “Fusing Parallel Regression Results for Chromatographic Data.” n Michelle Davenport of Berlin “Before Bunker Hill Farm: Archaeological Evidence for Earlier Colonial Occupation on the Choptank River.” n Allison Manry of Ocean City, Megan Venables and Lindsay Dantoni visually presented “Content-Analytic Evidence for Structuring Abstracts in the Teaching of PsycolContinued on Page 69


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Local farmers’markets bring community closer to nature’s gifts NATHAN LENOX n Intern (June 29, 2012) In areas all over the country, farmers’ markets offer an opportunity for people to obtain produce directly from the person who cultivated it. From flowers to baked goods, these local, down-to-earth farmers bury the seeds, tend the plants and harvest and sell the produce directly to the consumer. Loyal groups of consumers continuously purchase their goods on the basis of quality, knowledge and personal connection. In Berlin, on the corner of West and Main streets, one such farmers’ market operates with chipper enthusiasm every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Another has recently opened in Ocean Pines at White Horse Park and is held every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The farmers who bring their produce to market offer what many grocery stores and retail markets lack — personal connection to the community, food and consumer. Each farmer has developed produce from seed to stand with the intention of bringing it from their field to the consumer’s hand minus the middleman. Every egg is taken directly from the nest and put into a carton by hand. Every carrot is planted, pulled from the ground, and bundled by hand; and, every farmer has a connection to the community, his customers, the earth they work and the other farmers. Each farmer pays a seasonal fee through the local Chamber of

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Terry Jordan of Longridge Gardens shows off a sample of the herbs and flowers she offers weekly at the Berlin Farmers’ Market. Jordan was instrumental in making the Berlin market a producers-only market.

Commerce so he can set up his stand and sell produce in the community. One of the farmers, Stefanie Barfield, who co-operates Chesterfield Heirlooms, a stand that offers “old world versions of modern vegetables,” described her connection to the community. “It’s great to get face-time with customers, to see people who come back, or tourists who stop in, and to get feedback from people who say things like, ‘Oh I re-

ally liked this!’” Chesterfield Heirlooms began as a hobby for Stef and her husband in Pittsville, but blossomed from a backyard garden to a full-time passion in 2010. “We’re here every Friday, and we even sell to different restaurants,” she said. Area restaurants are beginning to see the benefits of buying local and supporting the communities of which they are a part with Farm to Table. Restaurants participating in Farm to Table are now buy-

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n BERLIN FARMERS’ MARKET North Main St. Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (April-Nov.) Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (July-Oct.) Contact: 410-641-4775 n OCEAN PINES FARMERS’ MARKET White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon (through Sept. 1) Contact: 410-713-8803 n OCEAN CITY FARMERS’ MARKET Phillips Restaurant parking lot, 142nd St. Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May-Oct.) Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (June-Sept.) Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (June-Sept.) Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May-Oct.) Contact: 410-860-2607 n POCOMOKE CITY FARMERS’ AND FLEA MARKET 3 Market St. Friday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (April-Oct.) Contact: 410-957-1333 n SNOW HILL FARMERS’ MARKET Municipal Parking Lot, East Green Street Tuesday: 2-6 p.m. (May-Oct.) Contact: 410-632-2080

ing directly from the farmer, finding out what produce is available, and highlighting that farmer with meals made from his or her particular produce for a week or weekend. Terry Jordan of Longridge Gardens in Parsonsburg sells her herbs and mesclun See ORGANIC on Page 70


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HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’ve done some great work recently. Now it’s time to reward yourself with something wonderful, perhaps a day at a spa or a night out with someone very special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You love to talk, but don’t forget to make time to do a little more listening, otherwise you could miss out on an important message someone might be trying to send you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what you’re ready to do to get it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your social life is picking up, and you’ll soon be mingling with old friends and making new ones. But ‘twixt the fun times, stay on top of changing workplace conditions. VIRGO (August 23 September 22) A trusted friend offers understanding as you vent some long-pent-up feelings. Now, move on from there and start making the changes you’ve put off all this time. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might well feel uneasy as you face a difficult situation involving someone close to you. But you know you’re doing the right thing, so stick with your decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You’re a good friend to others. Now’s the time to allow them to be good friends to you. Rely on their trusted advice to help you get through an uncertain period. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Family and friends are always important, but especially so at this time. Despite your hectic workplace schedule, make a real effort to include them in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) That project you’ve been working on is almost ready for presentation. But you still need some information from a colleague before you can consider it done. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don’t let those negative attitudes that have sprung up around you drain your energies. Shrug them off, and move ahead with the confidence that you can get the job done. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Aspects favor some dedicated fun time for the hardworking Piscean. A nice, refreshing plunge into the social swim can recharge your physical and emotional batteries. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to travel and be with people. You probably would be happy as a social director on a cruise ship.

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Resort museum provides free summer programs LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (June 29, 2012) The Ocean City LifeSaving Station Museum’s annual summer educational programs begin next week and will feature a variety of topics, including beach safety, resort history, knot tying, U.S. Life-Saving Service, sharks and local marine life. The approximately 30-minute informative programs will be held at 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday, July 2 through Aug. 25. Most of the programs will take place in front of the tram station, near the museum at the south end of the Boardwalk. “We have the same programs and we hope they will be as popular as they have been in the past,” said museum curator Sandra Hurley. Although the activities offered have changed a bit or been modified, the current line-up has remained the same for about 13 years. The Storm Warriors program is the newest addition, added in 2006. The late Dorothy G. Mumford, a lifelong resident of Ocean City, founding member of the Ocean City Museum Society and former Ocean City School teacher, started the programs in the 1980s, according to Hurley. The first one she developed and hosted told the story of a pony, Misty of Chincoteague. The Monday sessions will feature representatives of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Surf rescue technicians will discuss

On Saturdays during the summer, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum’s educational program focuses on feeding time at the aquarium. Visitors can step inside the aquarium room of the museum, located on the southern end of the Boardwalk, and catch a glimpse of what lives in the water surrounding Ocean City and watch the creatures eat. (Above) Sandy Hurley, curator of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, introduces guests to the resident horseshoe crab.

life-saving techniques, the equipment they use, rip currents, water safety, rules of the beach, surfing spots and the importance of sunscreen, among other topics. Kristin Joson, OCBP Web editor/public relations coordinator, said one of the most important things the beach patrol wants beachgoers to know is, “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand” and never swim when lifeguards are not on duty. The OCBP is on duty from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day.

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APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 June 29: Blake Haley, 6-10 p.m. June 30: John Remy, 6-10 p.m. July 1: Louis Wright, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4: Walt Farozic, 5-8 p.m. July 5: Chris Button, 5-8 p.m. ADOLFO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 13th Street and the Boardwalk in the Beach Plaza Hotel 410-289-4001 June 29: Rhonda Apple and Dale Britt (dinner hours) BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 June 29: Overtime, 9 p.m. June 30: Ginger, 9 p.m. July 1: T.B.A. CARIBBEAN BAR & GRILL Just off the Boardwalk at Second Street, above the Plim Plaza 410-289-0837 June 29: Dave Sherman, 1-5 p.m.; Bo Dickerson Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. June 30: Mood Swingers, 1-5 p.m.; Petting Hendrix, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 1: No Byscuyts, 1-5 p.m.; Bond & Bently, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 2: Dave Sherman, 1-5 p.m.; Tim Cyphers & The Animal, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 3: Murphy’s Law, 1-5 p.m.; Ginger, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 4: Darin Engh, 1-5 p.m.; No Byscuyts, 7:30-11:30 p.m. July 5: Full Circle Trio, 1-5 p.m.; Pasadena, 7:30-11:30 p.m. COCONUTS BEACH BAR & GRILL 37th Street oceanfront 410-289-6846 June 29: Darin Engh, 1-5 p.m.; DJ Honu, 6-9 p.m. June 30: Kevin Poole and Joe Mama, noon to 4 p.m.; Randy Lee & Saltwater Cowboys, 5-9 p.m. July 1: Electric Company, 2-6 p.m. July 2: Bob Wilkinson & Joe Smooth, 2-6 p.m. July 3: Randy Lee Ashcraft Duo, 2-6 p.m. July 4: The Chest Pains, 4-8 p.m. July 5: Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, 2-6 p.m. COTTAGE CAFÉ Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710

June 29: Bernie, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 30: DJ Zach, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Every Tuesday: DJ Bump, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DE LAZY LIZARD First Street on the bay 410-289-1122 June 29: Ken Fischer, 2-6 p.m.; Willow Brook, 7-11 p.m. June 30: Ken Fischer, 2-6 p.m.; Wes Davis Duo, 7-11 p.m. July 1: Ken Heeter, 2-6 p.m.; Willow Brook, 7-11 p.m. July 2: Chris Button Duo, 5-9 p.m. July 3: The Solution, 5-9 p.m. July 4: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, inside bar, 10 p.m. July 5: Paul Lewis, 2-6 p.m.; Tim & the Animal, 7-11 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 June 29: Kevin Poole, 5 p.m.; DJ Hook, 9 p.m.; The Loop, 10 p.m. June 30: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; The Loop, 10 p.m. July 1: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; John LaMere, 1-5; Joe Mama and Johnny Mojo, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Wood, 9 p.m.; One Hot Night (Neil Diamond Tribute), 9:30 p.m. July 2: Deck Party w/DJ Batman, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Rob Cee, 9:30 p.m.; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. July 3: DJ Hook, sunset; John LaMere, 5-9 p.m.; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. July 4: DJ Wood, sunset; Saltwater String Band, 1-5; Euro Night w/DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m.; Electric Company, 10 p.m. July 5: DJ Groove, 10 p.m.; Rob Fehey, 5 p.m.; Hot Tub Limo, 10 p.m. GALAXY 66 66th Street, bayside 410-723-6762 Star Bar Every Friday: Philly George Project, 7 p.m. Skye Bar June 29: Live Music, 4-8 p.m.; DJ Groove, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 30: Live Music, 4-8 p.m.; DJ Rob Cee, 10 p.m. July 1: Live Music, 1-5 p.m. July 2: DJ Wax, 10 p.m. July 3: DJ DK, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 4: DJ Joey Cappo, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 5: DJ Wax, 10 p.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 June 29: DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 30: Simple Truth and Friends, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 1: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 2: Deck Party w/Blake Haley, 4-8 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 3: DJ Rupe, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 4: John LaMere/ The Stims, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 5: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 June 29: DJ Zman, 9 p.m. July 5: Lowercase Blues, 9 p.m.

OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB Mumford’s Landing Road 410-641-7501 June 29: Tear the Roof Off, 7-11 p.m. June 30: Sir Rod Stewart, 7-11 p.m. July 1: Byrd Dog & The Road Kings, 5-9 p.m. July 4: Zion Reggae, 7-11 p.m.; Family Fun Night w/ DJ poolside, 6-8:30 p.m. July 5: Lovin’ Cup, 7-11 p.m. SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 June 29: Star 69, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Lucky Dub, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Tuff, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Cruz, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Davie, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 30: Lost In Paris, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Lucky Dub, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Tuff, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Cruz, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Cruz,

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11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DJ Mike-T, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Captain Jack, 6-10 p.m. July 1: The Next, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Lucky Dub, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Tuff, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Davie, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 2: The Amish Outlaws, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Tuff, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; DJ Davie, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 3: S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Opposite Directions, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Cruz, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Mike-T, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Lunasea Party July 4: Big Bang Baby, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; S.T.O.R.M., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Cruz, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Mike-T, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2

a.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Rew Smith, 1-5 p.m. July 5: Johnny Drama, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Innasense, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Power Play, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Tuff, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Cruz, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DJ Mike-T, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Bobby-O, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SHENANIGAN’S Fourth Street and the Boardwalk in the Shoreham Hotel 410-289-7181 June 29-30: Sly 45 July 1-2: Dueling Pianos July 3-7: Off The Boat SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Every Tuesday: Let’s Do Trivia, 7 p.m. Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m. Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m.

HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Friday: DJ Norm, 3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday: Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Sunday: Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside 410-524-7499 June 29: Lauren Glick, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 30: Simple Truth, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Every Thursday: DJ Batman, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. M.R. DUCKS 311 Talbot St. 410-289-9125 June 30: Overtime, 4-9 p.m. July 1: Front Page News, 4-9 p.m. OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 June 29-July 8: Arizona July 9-14: Power Play Lenny’s Beach Bar & Grill June 29-July 1: Arizona July 2-8: The Ray Pittman Project

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Ocean City Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society’s (FOOLS) third annual Brotherhood Block Party staff, from left above, Chris Kehne, Jason Bloom, Neil Payne, David Macia and Dan Kirstein, keep things running smoothly on June 19. The party, a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, took place on Wicomico Street in downtown Ocean City at The Pour House, Bearded Clam and Cork Bar. (Left) Dale Shord, left, and Bobby Ogilvie also help out during the Ocean City FOOLS third annual Brotherhood Block Party.


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Taking part in the OC FOOLS fundraiser, from left, are Jason Eade, Ken Trader, Sean Kille, Bob Luckett and Vance Row. (Far left) Tim Jerscheid, left, and Joel Feldman meet up for a photo during the June 19 event. (Left) Mark Hare, president of APS Firehouse Alerting, one of the Brotherhood Block Party sponsors, accompanies his wife, Cindy to the event.

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Wicomico Street was the place to be on June 19, when the third annual Brotherhood Block Party, a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, took place. Thousands of firefighters, rescue volunteers and emergency service personnel were in Ocean City, June 16-22, for the 120th annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association and Ladies Auxiliary annual convention, conference and parade. A majority of the 368 companies in Maryland sent representatives and there were also members from companies in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware in attendance.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie on 16-foot projector featuring “Dolphin Tale.” Info: 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com. SUMMER CRUISE-INS — Harley-Davidson of Seaford, 22586 Sussex Highway, Seaford, Del., 6-9 p.m. Freshly Squeezed will perform. Food and beverages available. Open to all motorcyclists and cars. Cruise-ins are free. Info: www.hdofseaford.com, Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or 302-629-6161. 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: 410-5247994. Questions: Ron Munley, 410-603-7345.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30 OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Ball fields 1, 2 and 3. Info: 410-250-0125. PATRIOTIC PICNIC HONORS 1812 VETERANS Held in the lawn and gardens at the Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne, 5 p.m. Free, old-fash-

ioned, family-style patriotic picnic for a tri-county celebration of the War of 1812 veterans from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties. Recognition list available on site. Veterans will be honored in a ceremony. Take picnic, lawn chairs and blanket. Iced tea, lemonade, water will be provided. Live patriotic music by the Island Boys & Cecilia Westcott. List of 1812 veterans is available at www.teacklemansion.org. RSVP: Gabe Stuckey, 410-603-8809 or gjs199@gmail.com. PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-22, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.

SUNDAY, JULY 1 OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Ball fields 1, 2 and 3. Info: 410-250-0125.

MONDAY, JULY 2 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie on 16-foot projector featuring “Puss in Boots.” Info: 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com.

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OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Ball fields 1, 2 and 3. Info: 410-250-0125. ZOO 2U: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. Salisbury Zoo brings nocturnal animals to learn about during this up close and personal program. Info: 410-524-1818. CPAP MASK FITTING — Atlantic General Hospital, Sleep Lab, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin. Monthly mask fitting clinic for patients having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. Patients will have opportunity to try variety of masks, receive advice on proper care and cleaning, as well as some education that may help improve compliance, based on each individual’s specific needs. Free and by appointment only, call Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. LAP-BAND SEMINAR — Berlin Main Place Complex, 9956 N. Main St., Berlin, 5-6 p.m. Receive information about the benefits of the LAP-

BAND® procedure. Pre-register: 410-641-3960. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 3, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 56:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006. DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format are welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.

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OUT&ABOUT Continued from Page 55 deviled egg with crab meat and hot dogs. Cash bar. Order crabs in advance by calling 410-5247994, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie featuring “The Smurfs.” Info: www.ococean.com/events. ZOO 2U: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 410-641-0650, 10 a.m. and at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 410-208-4014, 2 p.m. Salisbury Zoo brings nocturnal animals to learn about during this up close and personal program. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreen’s, Clarksville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410-6419734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org. NAMI CONNECTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7-8 p.m. Group offers a casual approach to share the challenges, successes and setbacks of coping with any diagnosis (depression, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.) and their symptoms. Info: 443-523-2153 or NAMIMDLS@gmail.com. OCEAN PINES PLANT CLINIC — Ocean Pines library, lobby, 11107 Cathell Road, every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., May 1 through Sept. 25. Got plant problems or bugs? Take bagged samples by and let the expert Master Gardeners find solutions to your questions. Info: Penny McGrath, 410-641-5570 or plantladyop@aol.com. CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, homemade crab soup, fried flounder, broiled or fried crab cakes, fried oyster, fried shrimp, French fries, deviled egg with crab meat and hot dogs. Cash bar. Preorders taken 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, 410-524-7994.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 OCEAN CITY CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY Northside Park, 200 125th St., the United States Army Band’s Downrange starts the evening off at 8 p.m. Fireworks display will be shot from the west side of the park at 9:30 p.m. On the south end of town, take beach chair or blanket to the beach at North Division Street for a free concert at 8 p.m. with the 78th United States Army Band. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parking extremely limited. Bus service costs $3 ride all day or $1 per boarding. West Ocean City Park & Ride on Route 50 offers free parking and $3 ride-all-day shuttle service to downtown. Info: Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, 410-250-0125; Ocean City Department of Tourism, 800-626-2326; or www.ococean.com. FREE CONCERT ON THE GREEN — Lighthouse Sound Golf Club, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 6-9 p.m. Take lawn chair and enjoy music of Tranzfusion. Games for kids. Food and

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beverages available. Info: 410-352-5250 or www.lighthousesoundrestaurant.com/oceancity -maryland-special-events. OPA FREEDOM 5K RUN/WALK — Sports Core Pool, 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. Entry costs $25, includes a T-shirt, gift bag and one wristband for July 4 celebration at the Sports Core Pool after race. Prizes awarded. Baby joggers/strollers will run alternate course. Register: www.active.com, keyword: OPAFREEDOM; www.octrirunning.com; or 410-641-7052. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION — Sports Core Pool, 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, 10 a.m. Pool party includes a DJ, face painting, moon bounces, carnival games, refreshments and more. Cost is $5 for water slides/moon bounce. Admission to the pool is free to pool members during the event and regular daily pool rate for all others. Info: www.oceanpines.org. FAMILY FUN NIGHT — Ocean Pines Yacht Club, pool, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, 6 p.m. Pool is open to all ages. Deejays play music of summer.

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FIREWORKS — Showell Park, Ocean Pines, 9 p.m. Recommended viewing locations are Showell Elementary School, the Community Church of Ocean Pines, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, St. John Neumann Church and The Pavilions. Plenty of free parking. Info: www.oceanpines.org.

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410250-2645.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION — Adkins Historical & Museum complex, 106 Brattan St., Mardela Springs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, entertainment, barrel train rides, model train exhibition, vendors. Games of the entire family. Info: 410-677-4740. DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices.

THURSDAY, JULY 5 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Princess Royale, beach at 91st Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie featuring “Dolphin Tale.” Info: 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com. SUNSET PARTY NIGHTS — Sunset Park at South Division Street, bayside, Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. Continued on Page 58


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OC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Ball fields 1, 2 and 3. Info: 410-250-0125.

FREE BASIC MEDITATION CLASS — Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department, 239 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Info: Valerie Mann, 410-546-3801 or vjmann@comcast.net.

SUNDAES IN THE PARK — Northside Park, 200 125th St., Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. Free concert by Key West Band (Jimmy Buffett Tribute). Children’s entertainment featuring Mike Rose Magic. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Take a chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326 or http://town.oceancity.mmd.us/sep.html.

ZOO 2U: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 410-632-3495, 10 a.m. and at the Pocomoke library, 301 Market St.,410-957-0878, 2 p.m. Salisbury Zoo brings nocturnal animals to learn about during this up close and personal program. FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 7 p.m. Featuring The Electric Company. Free of charge and open to the public. Take lawn chairs and a picnic if desired. BYOB is allowed. Info: www.oceanpines.org. BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 47 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410524-0649; or www.beachsingles.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie on 16-foot projector featuring “HOP.” Info: 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com. 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

BUILDING MATERIALS SALE — Habitat for Humanity, Worcester County, 310 E. Market St., Snow Hill, 8 a.m. to noon. Every first and third Saturday. Building materials, appliances, doors, windows, cabinets, vanities, fixtures and furniture. Proceeds used to fund home construction on Flower Street in Berlin. Habitat is also looking for gently used items for use in future sales. Contact: ocres@verizon.net. Pictures: www.flickr.com/photos/75538403@N06/sets/721576292135002 63. Web site: www.habitatworcester.org/ events.shtml. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ pages/Habitat-For-Humanity-Worcester-CountyMaryland/119600624781107. OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch, soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926. PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-22, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon, in-

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 9 a.m. to noon. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

MONDAY, JULY 9 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie on 16-foot projector featuring “Yogi Bear.” Info: 410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 56:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format are welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728.

TUESDAY, JULY 10 HOOKED ON BOOKS — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 410-641-0650, 10 a.m. and at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 410208-4014, 2 p.m. Enjoy a book about Mr. Jones with actor/comedian, Mark Lohr. Mr. Jones learns reading is a fun, exciting way to gain new skills, see new places, meet new people and experience more channels than any TV could ever have. CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, homemade crab soup, fried flounder, broiled or fried crab cakes, fried oyster, fried shrimp, French fries, deviled egg with crab meat and hot dogs. Cash bar. Order crabs in advance by calling 410-5247994, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. BASKET BINGO — Church of the Holy Spirit, 10001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo beings at 7 p.m. Bingo includes Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley bags

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and cash. Raffles and refreshments available. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets: Martha, 302-436-7866; pat, 410208-6255; or church office, 410-723-1973. ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES~NATURESCAPES WORKSHOP — Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street in Ocean City, July 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will mix paint with other materials to add texture, etc. Combine with exciting brush work and mark making. Classes have been designed to cover simple techniques. No special art skills or equipment is needed. Cost is $75 for ALOC members and $90 for non-members. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie featuring “Puss in Boots.” Info: www.ococean.com/events. HERITAGE ARTS FOR KIDS — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, 1-3 p.m. Kids can drop in to learn more about an aspect of museum’s collection through handson projects. Admission. Info: Claire Otterbein, 410-632-0515 or www.purnellmuseum.com or mail@purnellmuseum.com.

YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org.

CONCERT ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 8 p.m. Featuring Bob Lougheed & The Mystery Train Band (A Night with Elvis). Take a blanket or chair. Info: 800-626-2326.

OCEAN PINES PLANT CLINIC — Ocean Pines library, lobby, 11107 Cathell Road, every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., May 1 through Sept. 25. Got plant problems or bugs? Take bagged samples by and let the expert Master Gardeners find solutions to your questions. Info: Penny McGrath, 410-641-5570 or plantladyop@aol.com.

HOOKED ON BOOKS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10 a.m. Enjoy a book about Mr. Jones with actor/comedian, Mark Lohr. Mr. Jones learns reading is a fun, exciting way to gain new skills, see new places, meet new people and experience more channels than any TV could ever have. Info: 410-524-1818.

CRAB NIGHT — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, homemade crab soup, fried flounder, broiled or fried crab cakes, fried oyster, fried shrimp, French fries, deviled egg with crab meat and hot dogs. Cash

FAMILY FUN NIGHT — Ocean Pines Yacht Club, pool, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, 6 p.m. Pool is open to all ages. Deejays play music of summer. Food and beverages available poolside for a small fee. Info: www.oceanpines.org. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by At-

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lantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, 11011 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410250-2645. DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: www.delmarvahanddancing.com, info@delmarvahanddancing.com or 302-934-7951.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 SUNSET PARTY NIGHTS — Sunset Park at South Division Street, bayside, Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. Entertainment to be announced. Take own seating. Info: 800-626-2326, 410-250-0125 or http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_and_Parks /specialevents.html. MOVIES ON THE BEACH — Princess Royale, beach at 91st Street, 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Take a blanket and enjoy a free, general audience movie featuring “Jack & Jill.” Info:

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410-250-0125 or www.ococean.com. HOOKED ON BOOKS — Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 410-632-3495, 10 a.m. and at the Pocomoke library, 301 Market St.,410-9570878, 2 p.m. Enjoy a book about Mr. Jones with actor/comedian, Mark Lohr. Mr. Jones learns reading is a fun, exciting way to gain new skills, see new places, meet new people and experience more channels than any TV could ever have. FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, 7 p.m. Featuring Saltwater String Band. Free of charge and open to the public. Take lawn chairs and a picnic if desired. BYOB is allowed. Info: www.oceanpines.org. WESTERN NIGHT AT THE RACES — Ocean Downs Racetrack, 10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin, 4:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat chicken and fish buffet, prizes for best dressed western style attire, live harness and simulcasting races, door prizes, free program, entertainment by Randy Lee Ashcraft and SDHS Cheering Rocketts and picture with the winning horse of the “Diakonia Race.” Cost is $26. Benefits Diakonia. Reservations: Sharon Marble, 410-208-3442; LouAnn Trummel, 410-208-9514; Peggy Rumberg, 410641-7333; or Anna Foultz, 410-641-7667. FREE DIABETES CLINIC — Atlantic Health Center, 9714 Healthway Drive, 8:30-11:30 a.m. By appointment only, 410-641-9703. Must be at least 18 years of age and a resident (or work) in Somerset or Worcester counties. BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Continued on Page 61


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ONGOING EVENTS FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS — Ocean City LifeSaving Station Museum, south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave. Offering free programs Monday through Saturday, July 2- Aug. 25, 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays feature the Ocean City Beach Patrol; Tuesdays, “Ocean City Before Condominiums”; Wednesdays, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with knot tying; Thursdays, All About sharks; Fridays, “Storm Warriors,” geared for children ages 8-14; and Saturdays, Aquarium Room feeding. Info: www.ocmuseum.org, 410289-4991 or sandy@ocmuseum.org. 2012 DUCK RACE ENTRIES SALE — Duck Race to be held Aug. 24 at Frontier Town pool, 8430 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per duck entry. First prize is $1,000, second $300 and third $200 plus more non cash prizes Proceeds for scholarships. Contact: Kiwanis Club, 410-208-0479. KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OP-OC — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, every Wednesday, 7:45 a.m., except third Wednesdays when it meets at Hall’s Restaurant, 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 7:45 a.m. Info: D.J. Landis, 410-641-7330 or d.landis@mchsi.com. SUMMER BEACH WORSHIP — Shenanigan’s

Irish Pub, Fourth Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City, Sundays, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Info: Atlantic United Methodist Church, 410-289-7430. SURF MINISTRY — On the beach at 38th Street, Ocean City, Mondays, 6:15 p.m. Enjoy the surf before and after. Little ones, youth, teens and beyond welcome. Info: 443-880-2588. STARS, SOUL, ROCK AND ROLL — Nassawango Country Club, 3940 Nassawango Road, Snow Hill, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tropical evening under a beautiful tent on the banks of the Pocomoke River. Dance to the music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s with a 14-piece band. Tickets include a pig roast, dancing and two drinks. Early ticket sales up to July 1 cost $55. After July 1, tickets cost $75. Tickets may be purchased at the Delmarva Discovery Center. Sponsorship opportunities available: Jennifer Rafter, 703-9636329 or jrafter2@gmail.com. Info: Brian Garrett, 410-957-9933 or bgarrett@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org. Benefiting The Delmarva Discovery Center Museum. 50TH REUNION — Class of 1962 of Eastern High School, Baltimore, will be holding its 50th reunion on Sept. 29. Info: Carole, 410-6613973 or ehs62reunions@verizon.net. FREE KIDS’ HERITAGE CRAFT SERIES — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, second and fourth Wednesdays in July and August, 1-3 p.m., beginning July 11. Kids learn about history through hands-on projects. Project for July 11 will be creating thaumatropes, a kind of Victorian era motion toy.. Drop in between 1-3 p.m. to spend about 15-30 minutes working on projects. Admission is free for children all year in 2012. Info: 410-632-0515 or www.purnellmuseum.com.

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NEGRO LEAGUE EXHIBIT — Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, now through Oct. 31. Temporary exhibit of Negro League memorabilia. Admission costs $2 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 5-12. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Info: Claire Otterbein, mail@purnellmuseum.com, www.purnellmuseum.com or 410-632-0515. ARTS ON THE DOCK — Ocean City Fishing Center Marina docks, 12940 Inlet Isle Lane, West Ocean City, every Thursday, through Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m. Local artist showcasing their work. Info: Jennifer Blunt, 410-213-1121 or www.ocfishing.com. BEACH LIGHTS SPECTACULAR — On the beach at North Division Street, Ocean City, every Sunday, through Sept. 2. Show times are 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Free, eightminute show featuring lasers, lights and special effects displayed on a giant 5 story beach ball choreographed to action packed music. Info: http://ocbeachlights.com or 410-798-6304.

Highway, Lewes, Del. Registration and check-in at 6:30 a.m.; warm-up and rally at 8 a.m.; 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m.; Kids’ dash, presentation of awards at 10:15 a.m. Register online until Aug. 8, at the cost of $20 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Register by mail until Aug. 3 at the cost of $23 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Register the day of the event at the cost of $25 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnerships. Register: www.FreeToBreathe.org. OCEAN PINES FARMERS’ MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, every Saturday until Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to noon. Fresh produce, cut flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, baked goods, Maryland blue crabs and a variety of organic items. Vending info: Christine McDowell, 410-713-8803. Farmers’ Market info: Teresa Travatello, 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006. TICKETS SOLD FOR ‘MAC FUN DAY’ — Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 29th Street, Ocean City, July 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Package includes miniature golf at either course and Splash Mountain waterpark, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; amusement rides, 2-6 p.m. (limit of two rides on roller coaster). Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased in advance by calling 410-742-0505, Ext. 113. Proceeds benefit scholarships from MAC Incorporated.

BEACH FIREWORKS — North Division Street, Ocean City, every Tuesday, through Aug. 28, 10 p.m. Free fireworks show choreographed to music. Final show will be Sunday, Sept. 2. Info: www.ocbeachligths.com. FAMILY FUN OLYMPICS — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, every Tuesday, through Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A variety of contests for all ages including sand castle contests, tug-of-war and relays. All activities are free. Info: http://ococean.com or 800-626-2326.

ART EXHIBITS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road. Judy Benton’s works will be exhibited through July 31. Her abstract and realistic paintings reflect a lifelong passion for nature and music. Library hours: 410-208-4014.

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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 410-2139204 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Happy hour day 3-7 p.m. Entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Sunday brunch with Louis Wright. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.ocmdrestaurants. com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ADOLFO’S, 13th Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-4001 / www.ocadolfos.com / $$ / V-MC-AE / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Northern and southern Italian dishes, prepared fresh daily. Quiet, intimate atmosphere for couples, room for large families or choose to enjoy our outside seating with views of the ocean. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ BROTHER’S BISTRO, 12th Street and the Boardwalk, in the Howard Johnson Hotel, Ocean City 443-664-6763 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from our dining room inside and out. Handmade brick oven pizza, pasta, subs and salads. Live music. Open year-round. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / 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. ■ CINNABON, Ninth Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-1268 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Homemade ice cream, real fruit smoothies, fresh baked Cinnabons and coffee. ■ DEVITO’S ITALIAN DELI AND SUB SHOP, 143rd Street, Ocean City 410-250-1122 / $ / VMC / No reservations required / Italian cold cuts pizza, sandwiches and subs for lunch and dinner. ■ DOUGH ROLLER, 4 Ocean City locations / DoughRollerRestaurants.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Children’s menu / Casual family dining serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast served daily at Third, 41st and 70th Street locations. Dayton’s fried chicken served at South Division Street by the Inlet. ■ DUFFY’S TAVERN, 130th Street, Montego Bay Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-2501449 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Unique Irish tavern serving the best steaks, seafood and over-

stuffed sandwiches. A local’s favorite with authentic Irish specialities, including shepard’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. Outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ EXPRESS CAFE, 4 Somerset St., Ocean City 410-289-1202 / www.ocexpresscafe.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Espresso bar, homemade sandwiches, crepes and fresh salads. ■ 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. ■ FAT DADDY’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8228 / 216 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City 410-289-4040 / www.fatdaddysOCMD.com / $$$ / V-MC / No reservations required / Beer available / Family owned since 1995. Famous subs, pizza, deli sandwiches, wings and garden salads. Delivery, dine in or carry out. ■ FRESCO’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8202 / www.ocfrescos.com / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / On the bay, serving seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GIUSEPPE O’LEARY, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City 410-213-2868 / www.submarinaoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Beer, wine / Featuring homemade Italian and Irish cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Happy hour, Tuesday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / www.thegreeneturtle.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HALL’S SEAFOOD & STEAK, 60th Street, Ocean City 410-524-5008 / www.Halls-OC.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Serving Ocean City’s finest breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Open 7 days a week, all summer. New menu serving old favorites and new treats. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront dining, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment nightly. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant

dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Seafood, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-MAE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOOTERS, 123rd Street, Ocean City 410250-7081 and 5th Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-2690 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS. World-famous Hooters girls welcome you seven days a week. Hooters offers Wingfest, with 50cent wings and awesome drink specials, from 36 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hooters Girl Bikini Fashion Show every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. on the bayside deck, with $2 domestic drafts, $4 Twisted Teas and Fireball whiskey specials. Burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and full bar. Hooters girls, hot wings, cold beer = always a winning combination. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Proud to have Chef Shawn Reese creating beach-inspired dishes in both oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open yearround and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ HOUSE OF WELSH, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 1-800-311-2707 / www.houseofwelsh.net / $, $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7499 / www.johnnys56.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Pizza, subs, wings, salads, beer, live music, high definition TVs, surf, movies, BlueRay. ■ JR’S THE ORIGINAL PLACE FOR RIBS, 61st and 131st streets, Ocean City 410-250-3100, 410-524-7427 / www.jrsribs.com / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / The place for ribs since 1981. Family-friendly dining. Angus steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, prime rib, seafood, chicken. Early bird. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ LAYTON’S, 16th Street, Ocean City 410-2896635 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Breakfast served all day, featuring pancakes, french toast and breakfast sandwiches. Daily lunch specials. Carryout available. Established in 1959. ■ M.R. DUCKS, 311 Talbot St., Ocean City www.mrducks.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Burgers, fresh fish sandwiches along with other bar food favorites. Come by boat, car or bike. Always a cool drink waiting for you. Live entertainment on weekends. ■ OC WASABI, 33rd Street, Ocean City 410524-7337 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / No children’s menu / Beer, wine / Sushi in a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Specializing in teriyaki and tempura. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean

JUNE 29, 2012 City 410-289-6821 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The original Phillips, serving the finest seafood since 1956. Complete with all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD HOUSE, 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Just minutes to the Delaware line. All-youcan-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PONZETTI’S PIZZA, 144th Street, Ocean City www.ponzettispizza.com / $ / MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Italian dinners, subs and homemade pizza. Happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Sports bar, live music on weekends. Light fare served till 1 a.m. Carry out available. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410524-4900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SHENANIGAN’S IRISH PUB, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, in the Shoreham Hotel, Ocean City 410-289-7181 / www.ocshenanigans.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Sit back and enjoy our two-fisted sandwiches and our frozen drink favorites, all from our oceanfront deck or our fine dining room. Always kid friendly with our special children’s menu. Live entertainment with no cover charge. So sing along … you’ll find an open Irish invitation. Late-night menu available. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-5398710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Fabulous raw bar serving the freshest raw oysters and clams, steamed shrimp, crab legs, mussels and oyster stew, made to order. “Fresh off the grill” items include rockfish, tuna, mahi mahi and salmon. Happy hour specials daily, 4-6 p.m. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus® burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.


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Retirees lucky to have so many places serving ‘home cooked’ meals SENIOR SLANT

MAC Center offers lunch four days a week on 41st St. IRISH KEMP ■ Contributing Writer (June 29, 2012) Jill of all trades master of none. Sorta late in life, but I now know one more thing that ain’t my game — gardening! I unwittingly discovered that I can still get down, but I can’t get up. In full view of a guy driving by, this old broad leaned over to pull up a bodaciously humongous weed in the front yard and ended up falling, face down, on top of it. The last thing I remembered was the guy’s eyes looking like a deer’s caught in the headlights, staring in disbelief. He never stopped, but not to worry, I’m sure he took longer to recover his equilibrium than moi. Skeptics will never believe this, but in my dazed state, I actually witnessed six leprechauns underground sitting on toadstools around a tiny table playing Old Maids. H’mm, maybe it was War? Oh yeah, folks, I’m losing it. It’s great to see the sister act energy bunnies, Mary Ellen O’Brien and Theresa Nolan, back in town. They’re just in time

PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMP

Spending some quality time, from left, are Neil, Lee, Vivian and Stan.

to promote my campaign to get the adultplus folks to hop on the town’s social merry-go-round. Improvising, socializing and exercising is what it’s all about. Local retirees are so lucky to have so many cool places where “home cooked” meals are available on a daily basis, such as the local Elks and Knights of Columbus clubs. The MAC Center, at 41st Street and bay, offers a reasonably priced nutritious lunch four days a week, plus a boatload of other amenities, such as an exercise room, card games, art lessons, etc. Did I mention the opportunity to meet new friends, the

likes of club director Anne, Barbara Giles, art teacher Jody Vaeder, Sarah Gray, Jim and Mary Moeller and Lux Luxenberger? The guys, all the way from Ocean Pines, who hang around the pool tables are on the lookout for new victims. They’re fishing to catch a few sharks. Sorry, guys, I lost the scrap of paper with your names on it. Absolutely free membership at this adult-plus center makes it a cool place to hang out on hot day. You might even find yourself starring in a play. My generation’s love of music, socializing, dining out and dancing could be the

key to how and why so many of us made it to and through the golden years. Fun flies when you take the time. Watching the boob tube’s zillion-plus channels could make for an infinity of boredom. Ask the folks who are unable to go out and have to rely on the TV for entertainment. Wise folks, they urge me to tell newcomers to get involved and not to wait until it’s too late, health-wise and strength-wise, to circulate. Enjoying all fun things that local retirees do to stay active makes for a great community. Volunteering to help the See VOLUNTEER on Page 83


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OC Beach Patrol reminds visitors to always swim near lifeguard ON GUARD

Guards on duty daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. KRISTIN JOSON ■ Contributing Writer (June 29, 2012) “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!” This is not just a catchy slogan — it is a helpful reminder that swimming in unguarded water is never a good idea. Although this advice applies to pools, it is even more important when swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers and oceans, which have uneven bottoms, changing currents and sudden drop-offs and changes in depth. People tend to leave their cares, concerns and common sense behind them

when they come to the beach. No one can blame them; vacationers have worked hard and they simply want to enjoy their time by the ocean. Most people believe that nothing bad is going to happen while they are on vacation and that they will never be the unfortunate victim of an accident or injury while enjoying a day at the beach. The possibility of a tragedy occurring with a loved one is the furthest thing from their mind when they choose to go swimming without a lifeguard. However, it is important to remember that the ocean is not just a fun place to spend a vacation — it is a natural, ever changing dynamic environment, and like all natural phenomena, if it is not treated respectfully it can be deadly. There are sad stories about people who have lost their

lives because they chose to swim at night or in the early morning without anyone to guard them. We have already had 10 instances this summer of people who had to be rescued when lifeguards were not on duty. Many times these situations when people choose to swim when guards are not on duty end in a tragedy. Even experienced swimmers and surfers have lost their lives swimming alone with no one to help them when things go wrong. Lifeguards and people dedicated to water/beach safety feel frustrated by these stories. There is no need for anyone to lose a family member on vacation. It is a tragedy that could be so easily avoided. The ocean is constantly moving and changing. To the untrained eye it can look calm and safe, but currents on the calmest day can still be dangerous. Never be shy about asking lifeguards about water conditions. Their job is to recognize the dan-

ger and educate beach patrons about it. If you hear them blow their whistle, look and see whom they might be trying to communicate with. It could be you. The lifeguards will use their flags to direct you out of harms way. Last summer we saw a lot of wildlife activity out in the ocean. There were whale sightings and dolphins traveling close to shore. Although these creatures aren’t normally harmful to humans, it’s safer to simply move out of their way and let them pass. Lifeguards have a better view of what is going on from their guard stand and will move you away from the less dangerous occurrences such as these and the more dangerous situations such as rip currents. The beach patrol also enforces rules, ordinances and regulations that I am sure some of you find annoying, but each regulation has been put in place for a reason. See BEACH PATROL on Page 65

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Beach patrol responsible for maintaining safe environment ON GUARD Continued from Page 64

The beach patrol is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure and enjoyable environment for all of our visitors and ensuring that they may enjoy their vacation time. Please remember that if the lifeguard asks you to play ball at the back of the beach, fill in a hole, or move an umbrella out of his line of sight, he is doing this to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable beach experience and can return for many more. We hope you enjoy your time here in Ocean City. Follow the directions of the lifeguards and never underestimate the awesome power of the ocean. Never swim alone or when lifeguards are not on duty. Remember our slogan and pass it on to family, friends or anyone whose life you value: “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!” n Captain’s Note: Every member of the beach patrol is fully tested and certified before they ever have the privilege of guarding you or your loved ones. In fact, the bottom line that determines if I offer them a job is a positive response to the question: “Would I trust them to guard someone in my family?” However, even with the most highly qualified and expertly trained lifeguards on the stands, we still need your help. If you are not a highly skilled swimmer with

ocean experience, remain close to shore. It takes even the fastest runner and swimmer some time to get to you and the farther out you are in trouble, the more time it takes for us to help you. Never rely on an artificial flotation device in place of actual swimming ability. These devices just give swimmers a false sense of security, because in the surf that flotation could be lost and suddenly make the user an actively drowning victim. The ocean and beach are wonderful places to enjoy a summer day; just remember that the ocean is not the same as a neighborhood pool. Our first priority is to keep all beach patrons safe, but we cannot control the ocean. When hazards exist where people are swimming, it is our job to guide them out of harms way or, when necessary, to swim out and assist them back to safety. Our job is made easier when we have their patience, understanding and assistance. Remember, if you hear a whistle, take the time to stop what you are doing and look toward the surf rescue technician who is attempting to get someone’s attention. It might be you and if you need help, you should wave your arms over your head indicating to the SRT that you need their assistance. To help us keep you safe, always check in with the lifeguard on the stand and never go in the ocean if the beach patrol is not on duty.

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Each year, the veteran (returning) guards re-qualify and re-certify so that you can be sure that every guard on the stand continues to meet all of our rigorous physical standards and training requirements. Surf rescue technicians have to complete a 300-meter soft sand sprint in 65 or fewer seconds and complete a 500-meter swim in fewer than 10 minutes. Crew Chief Greg Evanoff re-qualified last Saturday with a time of 6.25 for the swim.


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Jesse’s Paddle fundraiser on July 21 to benefit suicide prevention (June 29, 2012) Dozens of canoes and kayaks will fill the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill on Saturday, July 21, in support of the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund. The event, “Jesse’s Paddle,” supports the non-profit fund in its effort to end youth suicide, host support groups for survivors of suicide victims and to provide scholarships to Snow Hill High School graduates. Besides great boating, there will be live music, food, beverages and a silent auction Participants ask their friends, family members and colleagues to “sponsor” them and 100 percent of the pledges goes

to the missions. “Absolutely everything — the prizes, the beverages and snacks, the canoes, kayaks and the live music — is donated,” said fund Treasurer Ron Pilling. Past paddles supported the Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program and provided for a $12,000 scholarship in both 2011 and 2012. Paddlers leave the dock and search for three “clues,” which reveal facts about youth suicide and are exchanged for prizes. The entire route covers less than two miles of the most beautiful river on the Eastern Shore.

“While youth suicide is not exactly a joyful topic,” Pilling said, “we think it more than appropriate to have some fun while raising money to end it.” “Gathering pledges is key to our ability to teach suicide ‘first aid’ and Jesse’s Paddle is our most important annual fundraiser,” said suicide prevention Program Manager Hope Hutira-Green. Hutira-Green speaks at schools, churches and community organizations about suicide prevention and distributes awareness and prevention literature countywide. Worcester County suffers from suicide rates higher than both state and national averages.

The Paddle begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the canoe company next to the drawbridge in Snow Hill. If paddlers need a canoe, a standup paddleboard, a two-person kayak or a solo kayak, they should call the shop at 410-632-3971 to reserve one in advance. Participants are encouraged to take their own boat if they have one. “We welcome anyone to paddle with us, or to support us with a tax-deductible donation,” said Pilling. Forms for collecting pledges, information on the Paddle and the scholarship, are available by calling 443-982-2716 or visiting www.jessespaddle.org.

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Taylor House to host Chesapeake Brass Band next weekend (June 29, 2012) The Berlin Heritage Foundation’s second Concert on the Lawn of the season, set for Sunday, July 8, will feature the Chesapeake Brass Band. The 6 p.m. show will take place on the lawn of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum at 208 N. Main St. in Berlin. Take a chair to enjoy this free concert sponsored by Main Street Berlin. The Chesapeake Brass Band, founded in 1996, is one of the few all-brass concert bands in the United States. The band emulates the British bands formed during the industrial revolution, and also draws inspiration from the Sousa bands popular in the early 1900s. The band is based in Newark, Del., and draws its 35 members from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The summer concerts feature marches, patriotic numbers, show tunes, big band, swing and blues, with a narrator providing commentary. The band has played throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and in 2007 was featured at the convention of the American Association of Concert Bands in Corning, N.Y. In 2010 and again in 2012, Chesapeake came in second in its division at the North American Brass Band Association Competition. The conductor of Chesapeake is Dr. Russell Murray, professor of music at the University of Delaware. The band has released seven CDs. The museum is open through the end of October on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment. For information, call 410-641-1019 or visit www.taylorhousemuseum.org.

The Chesapeake Brass Band, one of the few all-brass concert bands in the United States, will perform on the lawn of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum at 6 p.m. on July 8.

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Master Gardener Tiffanie Nichols attends farmers markets to answer questions people have about plants, soil, bugs and produce. The free service is made possible by the University of Maryland Extension. (At right) A basket of naturally grown potatoes available at Jay Martin’s “Provident Organic Farm.” Martin uses only natural insecticides such as those made from chrysanthemum flowers to grow his produce.

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farming is based on fear. Is there going to be enough rain? Is a bug going to come in and wipe out all my crops? I don’t worry about things like that. Mother Nature has been doing this a lot longer than any of us have and she’s always provided,” he explained, “We’re arrogant to think we know better than Mother Nature. If a bug comes in, I don’t spray everything or freak out; I wait and see what happens. Maybe if a bad bug comes in, that means a good bug will come in and that bad bug will be a food source for him. It’s the attitude and mindset of us that’s most important. You have to honor the ecosystem.” Martin noted Rodale Institute’s founder J.I. Rodale, who coined the term “organic” in 1947. “The Rodale Institute has a saying, ‘Healthy soil makes healthy plants, and

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Fresh fruits,veggies and eggs available at markets countywide healthy plants make healthy people,’” he said. “I have a couple of feet perimeter around my garden where I mow, but inside my garden I just leave it alone. What comes up, comes up, and Mother Nature takes care of the rest.” Elise Jett, of Holly Hill Homemade Goods in Parsonsburg sells her baked goods and other produce that she makes from natural ingredients. “This is our first full-time year,” she described, “We visit six markets a week, I bake everything out of my farm kitchen, and we can everything ourselves.” Most of her baked goods come from family recipes and trial and error, but most importantly, they use all local fruits and vegetables as ingredients. From local honey, to ducks and chickens on her farm, everything sold at her stand comes from the area. “It’s great to have return business, loyal customers, and tourists alike come and enjoy,” she said. While most of the farmers of the area grow everything naturally, others are USDA Certified Organic such as Dave and Cheryl Wiley of Herbs, Spice, Everything Nice of Selbyville, Del. Dave described the process of being certified as “very difficult” and requiring “lots of paperwork and record keeping. “We really try to go the extra mile and educate the community about the benefits of buying local. It’s very rewarding to have someone you sold something to last week come up and you’re thinking, ‘Oh no, something went wrong!’ and having it be

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Stefanie Barfield of Chesterfield Heirlooms, above, tends her stand of heirloom vegetables she describes as “old world versions of modern vegetables.” (Above right) A carton of Holly Hill Homemade Goods’ duck eggs which are picked from the nest and put into cartons by hand.

exactly the opposite, they say, ‘Man I loved that heirloom squash,’ or ‘Those tomatoes were delicious!’ It’s great to help the community learn how to support itself.” Dave also does not use any insecticides. Instead, he gets beneficial insects that prey on bad bugs with hopes that if his crops provide a compatible environment, they will transfer with the plants from the greenhouse to the field when he plants them. Other benefits of local farmers’ mar-

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kets that one may not expect are people like Tiffanie Nichols, who attends the Berlin Farmers’ Market free of charge as a Master Gardener. Nichols is there as part of the University of Maryland Extension and she answers questions about pests, plants, problems and their solutions. Each day she welcomes about 15 to 20 visitors who come to her with issues they might be having, or simply what to do with something. “People come up to me with questions

from, ‘How do I get rid of this bug in my garden?’ to ‘What kind of stuff should I make with this herb?’ or even landscapers who ask me, ‘What plant would really brighten up this lawn?” she said. Some of the other farmers have taken advantage of Nichols and her bright red stand by playing a game Elise Jett of Holly Hill called “Stump the Tiff” where they bring her questions and problems to try and stump her. “The most important thing I want to publicize is that I’m here as a service to the community,” Nichols emphasized, “I’m here to help them and everyone else and it’s free. I’m here to help the community with any plant problems they might have.” A list of farmers markets throughout Maryland is available online at http:// visitmaryland.org/Events/Pages/Maryl andFarmersMarkets.aspx.


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‘Mother sauces’ are starting points for making secondary blends FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Each one ‘head’ of its own unique family of sauces DEBORAH LEE WALKER ■ Contributing Writer (June 29, 2012) Cooking sauces can be an intimidating experience. However, once one understands the cooking process; it is easier to make cognizant decisions. Knowledge and experience free the novice chef from being bound by a cookbook and instead allow the individual to trust his own instincts and imagination. The intention to demystify culinary tradition and uncover its true purpose is the basis for today’s discussion. The term “mother sauce” refers to any one of five basic sauces, which are the starting points for making various secondary sauces. They are called mother sauces because each one is like the head of its own unique family of sauces. Béchamel, Veloute, Espagnole, Hollandaise and classic tomato are the glorious “five.” Following is a brief description that allows one to see the distinction and differences. Béchamel is probably the simplest of the mother sauces because it does not require making stock. Milk, flour and butter are the major components. The sauce is made by thickening hot milk with a white roux. It is then flavored with onions, cloves and nutmeg and simmered until it is very

creamy and smooth. Veloute is another relatively simple mother sauce. Veloute is made by thickening white stock with roux and then simmering until it reaches the desired consistency. There are three versions of veloute: chicken, veal and fish. Each of the veloutes forms the basis of its own respective secondary mother sauce. For example, chicken veloute incorporated with cream becomes a supreme sauce. Veal veloute thickened with a liaison of egg yolks and cream becomes an Allemende sauce. And the fish veloute fortified with wine and cream becomes a white wine sauce. The Espagnole sauce, also sometimes called brown sauce, is a more complex mother sauce. Espagnole is made by thickening brown stock with roux. It is also made with tomato puree, celery, carrots, and onions for deeper color and flavor. In addition, the brown stock itself is made from bones that have been roasted, which again adds to the color and aroma. The Espagnole is traditionally refined to produce the rich, delectable sauce called a demi-glaze. The demi-glaze is a starting point for making other various sauces. Hollandaise is a tasty, buttery sauce made by slowly whisking clarified butter into warm egg yolks. Regular butter should be avoided when making Hollandaise. Whole butter contains water and milk solids, which can break the emul-

sion. Clarified butter is pure butterfat, so it helps the emulsion remain stable. Classic tomato is the fifth mother sauce. The sauce resembles the traditional tomato sauce, but it is much more palatable and requires a few more steps to make. Aromatic vegetables rendered in salt pork are the first step in developing a fragrant classic tomato sauce. Then one adds tomatoes, stock and a ham bone and bakes in the oven at a low temperature for three hours. This process develops rich flavors and much more depth, which results in a delicious tomato sauce. Traditionally, the sauce was thickened with a roux and some chefs still prepare it this way. But in reality, the tomatoes themselves are enough to thicken the sauce. Pasta is a favorite dish year-round. Linguini nestled on a grilled portabella cap, embellished with creamy, wild mushroom sauce makes a stunning appetizer or main course. The dish is not calorie-free, but it is well worth every bite! Linguini Nestled on a Grilled Portabella Cap, Embellished with Creamy, Wild Mushroom Sauce 8 ounces linguini 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 pounds assorted wild mushrooms, stems trimmed and thinly sliced 6 portabella caps 1/4 cup shallots, minced 2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup good quality chicken stock 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried Herbs de Province 2 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup good quality Parmesan cheese splash fresh lemon juice kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1. Grill portabella caps over charcoal grill. Set aside. 2. In a large pot of salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside. 3. In a large sauté pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and onions for 5 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and continue cooking for another for 3 to 4 minutes, constantly stirring. 4. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese), turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients. 5. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add cheese and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes. 6. Add the pasta and cook until the pasta is heated through, about 1 minute. 7. Serve mushroom pasta over portabella cap. Serves 6 appetizer portions Secret Ingredient: Confidence. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” … Eleanor Roosevelt.


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The 78th Army Band, above, one of the premier musical organizations of the 99th United States Army Reserve Support Command, will perform a free concert on the beach at North Division Street in downtown Ocean City at 8 p.m. Wednesday. (At right) David “Tiger Wings & Things” Brunelli celebrates after winning Fish Tales Bar & Grill’s fourth annual July 4 “Top Dog” hot dog-eating contest last year. The Philadelphia resident took top honors in 2011, devouring 22 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This year’s contest will kick off at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at the bayside bar, located on 22nd Street.

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OCEAN PINES: n Pool party: Ocean Pines residents will have the opportunity to celebrate the holiday at the Sports Core Pool, where families can spend an “All-American Day,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4, swimming, listening to music, playing games and making arts and crafts. Children can also have their faces painted, throw balls at the dunking booth target, jump around in moon bounces and slide down a water slide. A wristband, which costs $5, is available for unlimited moon bounce and water slide rides. Food will be available. Those with a pool membership will be admitted into the event at no charge. Adults without memberships will be required to pay $7 and children ages 5-17, $5. Add $1 for non-residents. n OPA Freedom 5k: A 5k run around the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond will take place at 8 a.m. on July 4. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Home of the Brave Inc., which provides a vacation home and helps with entertaining activities for returning soldiers and their families. For more information about the OPA Freedom 5k race, call the Ocean Pines Community Center 410-641-7052. Dayof registration is at 7 a.m. The cost is


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Fireworks displays on tap near OP and at two OC locations $25, which includes a T-shirt, hospitality area, gift bag and wristband for the “AllAmerican Day” activities. Prizes will be award to the overall top male and female finishers as well as the top male and female in each age group. Participants with baby joggers/strollers will run an alternate course. n Fireworks: A fireworks display, sponsored by the Ocean Pines Recreation Department, will take place at Showell Park, located across from Showell Elementary School on Route 589. The event will begin at 9:15 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to take a blanket or chair. Admission is free and parking will be available at Showell Elementary, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Community Church at Ocean Pines and The Pavilions. For more information about the Ocean Pines events, call 410-641-7052.

The United States Army Downrange Band will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Northside Park on 125th Street.

SNOW HILL: n Barbecue: The Snow Hill Rotary Club will sponsor a chicken barbecue at the small pavilion in Sturgis Park this Saturday, June 30, from noon to 8 p.m. Dinner will include a half chicken, applesauce, baked beans and a roll. Drinks will be sold. The cost is $8 per dinner. All proceeds will benefit scholarships for Snow Hill High School students. Children are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and ride their bikes, trikes and wagons during a parade. Participants will line up at 6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the library. The parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Other activities sponsored by Worcester County Parks and Recreation Department include sand sculptures from noon to 5 p.m. and Lollipop the Clown from 6-8 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand.

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Freshly Squeezed to play first Cruise-In of summer (June 29, 2012) Harley-Davidson of Seaford’s June summer cruise-in is Friday evening, June 29, at the dealership. The cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of June, July and August, and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The cruise-in will feature live music from the band Freshly Squeezed and runs from 6-9 p.m. in the Enchanted Forrest, located next to the dealership. The event is open to all motorcyclists and even cars are welcome. K&R Concessions will have food and the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will sell beverages. This is a free event to attend. The next cruise-in will be July 27, a Toys For Tots Christmas in July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar. It will be organized by The Last Resort Riders. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and feature the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 302-629-6161.

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Fabulous Three Tenors,Diva plan July shows in OP (June 29, 2012) The Fabulous Three Tenors and a Diva will return to Worcester County for performances on July 13 and 14, at the Community Church at Ocean Pines on Route 589. This concert, featuring tenors Antonio Buonauro, James Gafgen and Thomas Bethman and the Diva, Donna Buonauro, has entertained audiences across every continent of the world, including those at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Met and La Scala. It has a refreshing and entertaining mix of toe-tapping pop, Broadway tunes and some well-known arias. Attendees will experience selections from Broadway such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables and great classics by Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion and many more. There will also be an appearance by the guest artist, soprano Barbara Wayman. The performances have been arranged by the Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary as a fundraiser for the hospital’s foundation. The July 13 show will take place at 7:30 p.m. The July 14 performance is set for 4 p.m. Tickets cost $37.50 and are only available in advance. They may be purchased at the AGH gift shop and AGH thrift shop or by calling 410-641-5444. Because of the high volume of requests for last year’s performance, the event organizers suggest ordering tickets early. Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somer-

The Fabulous Three Tenors and a Diva, featuring tenors Antonio Buonauro, James Gafgen and Thomas Bethman and the Diva, Donna Buonauro, will perform two shows next month at the Community Church at Ocean Pines.

set counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Del. since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.

Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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Members of the Ambridge Area Steel Drum Band, all high school students from Pennsylvania, perform on Somerset Street near the Boardwalk on Wednesday, June 20. They were scheduled to perform two shows at Seacrets the following day.

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Stevens said he will reference Gordon Katzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;102 Gentlemen & A Lady,â&#x20AC;? a narrative of the earliest days of Ocean City and the people who invested in and founded the town. It contains the biographies of the 102 men and one woman that formed the Atlantic Hotel Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People find the history of Ocean City interesting. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk about Ocean City from the very beginning, when the railroad came into town, the first hotels and the people involved with the development of the resort,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women started many of the hotels, while the men were involved in the pound fishing industry. Pound fishing became the second most important industry. Hotels were the first.â&#x20AC;? Stevens will address the 1933 hurricane, which created the inlet, and the 1962 storm that pushed tides higher than 9 feet and raised the sea crest to 40 feet off the coast of Ocean City. On Wednesdays, Don Schaefer and Joe Britvch of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will discuss boating safety and demonstrate how to tie various nautical knots, including those boaters use daily. They will show guests how to tie a figure eight, clove hitch, square knot and sheepshank, among others, including the â&#x20AC;&#x153;king of knots,â&#x20AC;? the bowline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they learn to do [the bowline], everything else is easy,â&#x20AC;? Schaefer said. They will describe each knot, explain

WHAT: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum free summer programs WHEN: July 2 to Aug. 25, 10 a.m.; each lasts about 30 minutes Mondays: Beach Safety Tuesdays: O.C.B.C. (Ocean City Before Condominiums) Wednesdays: Knot tying Thursdays: All about sharks Fridays: Storm Warriors Saturdays: Aquarium Feeding

what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used for and show participants how to tie them. Students will also receive a sheet with steps to follow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tell a little story with each knot to help them remember what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used for,â&#x20AC;? Schaefer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids in the 9, 10, 11, 12 [age] range seem to pick it up much faster than adults.â&#x20AC;? Added Britvch, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really enjoy it. Out of all the activities in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m involved in â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m involved in many â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I enjoy this the most.â&#x20AC;? Hurley will lead Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;All About Sharksâ&#x20AC;? program. She will present facts and history about sharks, discuss the variety of species, how they find their prey and what makes them different from other fish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like everyone loves sharks, especially kids. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just fascinating creatures that people find so interesting,â&#x20AC;?


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Hands-on knot tying a favorite Hurley said. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding sharks.” Visitors can view the replica of the 1,210-pound tiger shark caught in the waters off the coast of Ocean City on July 9, 1983. She will also show skeletal jaws, fins and teeth, and share artifacts about the species. On Fridays, Tom Wimbrow, vice president of the museum board of directors, will present the “Storm Warriors” program. Wimbrow will discuss what it was like to serve in the U.S. Life-Saving Service, one of the forerunners of the Coast Guard, the duties they had, the equipment they used and experiences the men faced in the 1870s through early 1900s. “We try to give them the basic understanding of what it was like to be a member of the United States Life-Saving Service,” he said. Participants will tour the museum’s boat room, where they will see a rare apparatus cart, surfboat and life-car, Lyle guns and a breaches buoy, among numerous artifacts. “The museum is one of the few places where you can see a complete set of equipment all in one room. And, it’s all original,” he said. After the program, participants can answer a few questions to receive a replica badge worn by surfmen and a certificate of completion to become “Junior Surfmen.” Saturdays will focus on feeding time at the aquarium. Visitors will step inside the museum’s aquarium room to catch a

glimpse of what lives in the water surrounding Ocean City and the Coastal Bays and watch the creatures eat. Hurley said she typically starts by talking about and feeding the small seahorses. Guests enjoy seeing the sheepshead fish eat, she said, because of its large size and that it has such sharp teeth. The room has two 250-gallon tanks and several smaller ones filled with creatures such as toadfish, horseshoe crab, Blue crab and an American eel, among others. Hurley will discuss the sea creatures, focusing on what and how they eat. Children will also have an opportunity to feed them. While the programs are free, admission to the museum costs $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (62 and over) and active military and $1 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is part of Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Museum exhibits include Davy Jones’ Locker, the aquarium room, Sands from Around the World and The Boardwalk of Yesterday, among others. The museum’s newest exhibit, “Surf’s Up,” opened June 20, and chronicles the history of surfing in Ocean City. For more information, visit www.ocmuseum.org, call 410-289-4991 or e-mail Sandy@ocmuseum.org.

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areas less fortunate is on the agenda. Topping the list of fun things to do: educational and fun trips. Many happy returns to June birthday kids, Buck Mann, Joi Pairo, Earl Jones, Carol Pohland, Ron Bergsmith and Jim O’Neill. If you cross paths with July birthday kids, Ken McFarlin, Margaret Krach, Sid Tyndal, Dottie DeFlavis, Lou Reich, Lovelle Kowacki, Sue Donham, Joe O’Hagen and Pam Galvin or my coworker at Citizens Bank for many years, Mary Longo, or lifelong friends, the Eck-

erts, Marge, Patti or Debbie, give ’em a big hug for me and tell ’em to keep in touch. Out exercising their rights around town, I found Dick and Kathy Kahn, Joe Trilling and Millie, Dick and Diane Scott, Sarah Gray, Jack and Jan McSwain, Duke and Mary Pantos and the Fenzels. For all the folks who asked about Arlene Linn, I’m happy to report this personable, fun loving lady was spotted out dining at JR’s last Saturday. Our town has always been a great place for liberated women, who prefer to wear out not rust out. Have a happy Fourth of July, folks. C U in OC!

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Plans under way for Snow Hill’s 14th annual Blessing of Combines (June 29, 2012) Though it’s more than a month away, Snow Hill is already gearing up for its 14th annual Blessing of the Combines celebration, set for Saturday, Aug. 4. The popular summer event honors the agricultural community while bringing between 500 to 1,000 visitors to the downtown area.

Festivities will begin on Green Street at 11 a.m. with live music and street activities. The “Parade of Combines” will set off along Route 12 to Green Street at 11:15 a.m. A “throttle thrust” will signal Steve Hales, master of ceremonies, to begin the program with the presentation of colors by the award-winning Snow Hill High

the popular Children’s Tractor Pull as well as a Scales and Tales presentation by the Pocomoke River State Park. The 2012 Combines T-Shirts, designed by Beth McGrath Cooper, will be available. For more information, contact Becky Payne, event chairwoman, at 443-7831715.

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A Well-Established Company based out of Ocean City is looking for dependable and professional installers with experience in the quality installation of windows, doors, garage doors, and storefronts. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a resume via email or fax to windowdoor.installer@yahoo.com 410-3523839

SEASONAL SALES HELP Retail experience preferred. Apply in person. Coronado Jewelers, Bethany Beach, DE boardwalk. 302-539-9334.

Experienced Countertop and Cabinetry Salesperson, Fabricator and Installer Send resume to oceancitybuilder@gmail.com

Mariner’s Bethel UMC seeking musicians at Xtreme Praise & Worship service. Personal relationship with Jesus preferred. Please contact Christel Grandell 302-542-8363.

Almost Famous Photography Hiring Photographer/Sales Person Have Fun, Make Money working in Ocean City’s finest Night Clubs. Call Weso 4438783-1154

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Ocean Pines Sous Chef Wanted A successful candidate will lead by example, ordering and preparing foods properly, and cooperating with others. He or she should make decisions that get the best out of every situation, and ignore his or her ego if it arises. The Sous Chef should not be afraid to offer suggestions or creative ideas that can improve upon the kitchen’s performance. A background in fine dining with high volume is a key element for this position as well as a degree in culinary arts. Please submit resume and salary requirements to info@oceanpines.org Standard benefits and advancement opportunities available.

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Legal Notices MICHAEL SCOTT COHEN, LLC 213 WASHINGTON STREET CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND 21502 (301) 724-5200

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 2035 BYPASS ROAD, POCOMOKE, MD 21851 ARTA 2035 BYPASS ROAD, POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 By virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust granted by Erle C. Tatterson dated March 14, 2008 and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland (“Land Records”) in Liber 5084, folio 696, default having occurred in the terms and conditions thereof, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on JULY 16, 2012 AT 11:30 A.M. the property described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust, being all that real property together with the improvements thereon and the appurtenances thereto situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust which are located at 2035 Bypass Road, Pocomoke, MD 21851 ARTA 2035 Bypass Road, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. TERMS OF SALE: A cash deposit or certified check of $6,000.00 shall be paid at the time and place of sale, balance in cash at settlement which shall be twenty days after final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court, time being of the essence, with interest on said balance at the rate set forth in the Deed of Trust Note from date of sale to date of settlement. Failure of the purchaser to settle as set forth herein will result in resale of the property at the purchaser’s risk and expense and/or forfeiture of the deposit at the election of the Substitutes, who reserve all legal and equitable remedies available to them. If the Substitute Trustees move to resell the property, purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by said bidder at the time of sale. The defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. The sale is subject to post-sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement or 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. Taxes, water, ground rent, and all other municipal liens and charges to be adjusted to date of sale. All other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis shall be adjusted to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all

documentary stamps, transfer taxes, document preparation and title insurance shall be borne by purchaser. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. The property and the improvements thereon are being sold in an “as is” condition and subject to prior conveyances, restrictions, liens and agreements of record affecting the same, if any. Neither the Substitute Trustees, the beneficiary, nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the property. This sale is made subject to the lien of the Mortgage from Erle C. Tatterson to Allfirst Bank, dated May 3, 2002 and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland in Liber 3349, folio 286, securing a debt in the original principal amount of $38,000.00. MICHAEL SCOTT COHEN & STEVEN ANDREW TRADER, Substitute Trustees OCD-6/28/3t ___________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 1 FRANKLIN SQUARE, UNIT #A-1 BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Angela P. Rankin and Matthew S. Rankin dated October 4, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4800, Folio 521 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $179,200.00 and an original interest rate of 6.75000% 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, Snow Hill, on JULY 10, 2012 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. A-1, Building A, Phase I, in “Franklin Square Townhouse 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 $19,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment

of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-6/21/3t ___________________________________ J. HARRISON PHILLIPS III 115-72ND STREET OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14726 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARY PATRICIA COLE Notice is given that Christine Johnston Guagliano, 702 S. Surf Road, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on June 11, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mary Patricia Cole who died on May 13, 2012, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 11th day of December, 2012. 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. Christine Johnston Guagliano 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: June 14, 2012 OCD-6/14/3t ___________________________________ 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, July 5, 2012. The Board members will convene at 1:00 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 Bay Country Marine Construction on behalf of John Koslosky – Request No. 2012-44 – Request to demo an existing parallel dock and install a boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 13.5 feet channelward. Request also includes installation of approximately 71 feet of replacement vinyl bulkheading This project is located at 10509 Marlowe Lane, also known as Tax Map 21, Parcel 8, Section A, Block 18, Lot 10, Cape Isle of Wight Subdivision, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 2 Permit Ink for Ocean City Boatlifts and Marine Construction on behalf of Francis J. Hess, Jr.– Request No. 201245 – Request to install a boatlift and one PWC lift with associated pilings not to exceed 20 feet channelward. This project is located at 47 Moonshell Drive, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 41, Section 4, Lot 164, Ocean Pines Community, Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 3 Martha’s Landing LLC– Request No. 2012-46 – Request to install a 13’x 15’ elevated pedestrian platform within the existing marina not to ex-


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Legal Notices ceed 16 feet channelward. This project is located at Sunset Marina, also known as Tax Map 27, Parcel 487, Lot H, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 4 Hidden Oak Farm LLC on behalf of William and Diane Cheek – Request No. 2012-47 – Request to install two PWC lifts on existing poles not to exceed 25 feet channelward. This project is located on Swordfish Drive, also known as Tax Map 27, Parcel 654, Slip 42, Marsh Harbor Condos, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 5 J. Stacey Hart & Associates, Inc. on behalf of Harbor Lot #6 LLC – Request No. 2012-48 – Request to install a 6’ x 33’ perpendicular pier, relocate 4 existing mooring pilings, and reconfigure existing 3 pile dolphins not to exceed 40 feet channelward. This project is located on a vacant lot on Sunset Avenue., also known as Tax Map 27, Parcel 357, Lot 6, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 6 Hi Tide Marine on behalf of Nhu Tran – Request No. 2012-49 – Request to install a boatlift on existing piles not to exceed 75 feet channelward. This project is located on 10111 Waterview Drive, also known as Tax Map 26, Parcel 392, Lot 143A, Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. OCD-6/21/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14728 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH EUGENE FRANCIS RUFF Notice is given that Edward L. Ruff, 8529 North Longboat Way, Berlin, MD 21811, was on June 13, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Joseph Eugene Francis Ruff who died on June 2, 2012, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 13th day of December, 2012. 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. Edward L. Ruff

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: June 22, 2012 OCD-6/21/3t ___________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Jacob Geesing, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. HANS C. TELSCHER JENNIFER W. TELSCHER 1214 Ocean Parkway Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-11-001717

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 15th day of June, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 1214 Ocean Parkway, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by Howard N. Bierman, Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of July, 2012, 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 9th day of July, 2012. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $173,000.00. 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-6/21/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City that Ordinance 2012-22 was introduced for first reading in the June 18, 2012 Regular Session. A fair summary is as follows: Ordinance 2012-22: Amends Chapter 1, entitled General Provisions, §18(b)(1)d and §1-8(c)(l)(i) , and Chapter 58, entitled Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, §58-74 of the Town Code changing open container violations from a municipal infraction to a misdemeanor. A complete text of all ordinances are available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3rd Street and Balti-

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

Thursday, July 12, 2012 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. 12-27, on the application of Deshon Purnell, on the lands of William Lee Purnell, Jr., requesting a variance to subdivide a parcel of land not having road frontage on a public or approved private road associated with a proposed minor subdivision in an A2 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-202(b)(6), ZS 1-305, ZS 1-306(a)(7) and ZS 1-311, located on the westerly side of Stephen Decatur Highway (MD Route 611), approximately 1,000 feet north of the intersection of Snug Harbor Road and Stephen Decatur Highway, Tax Map 33, Parcel 147, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 12-24, on the application of Hugh Cropper IV, Esquire, on the lands of Haskin Chester and Kristina Eschenburg, requesting a variance to locate a fence within the Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area One Hundred Foot (100’) Buffer associated with a proposed fence and requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed left side yard setback from 6.1 feet to 4.6 feet (an encroachment of 1.5 feet) associated with an existing detached shed both incidental to a single family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, classified as Intensely Developed Area (IDA) in the Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-116(m), ZS 1-206(b)(2), ZS 1-206(d)(1) and ZS 1-305 and Natural Resources Article Sections NR 3-104(c)(4) and NR 3-111, located at 10141 Waterview Drive, approximately 1,000 north of the intersection of Ocean Gateway (US Route 50) and Waterview Drive, Tax Map 26, Parcel 392, Lot D-1 of the Charles Lewis Farm Plat, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Case No. 12-26, on the application of Mark Spencer Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of MC Properties Partners, LLC., requesting a special exception to expand an existing non-conforming use (cottages) not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the original land area used in a non-conforming manner and requesting a special exception to expand non-conforming structures (rental units) not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the gross floor area and cubic content of the existing non-conformity, associated with the proposed expansion (cabins) to an existing cottage court a.k.a. Wyatt’s Cottages, in a R-3 Multifamily Residential District, pursuant

to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(3), ZS 1-116(c)(5), ZS 1-122(d)(1), ZS 1122(d)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 12718 Old Bridge Road (MD Route 707), approximately 1,200 feet east of the intersection of Stephen Decatur Highway (MD Route 611) and Old Bridge Road, Tax Map 27, Parcel 268, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Case No. 12-25, on the application of Mark Spencer Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of Blair Snyder and Allison Snyder, requesting a special exception to establish a commercial riding and boarding stables for three or more animals in a R-1 Rural Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(3), ZS 1-205(c)(18), and ZS 1-305, located on Beauchamp Road, at the northeast corner of St. Martins Parkway and Beauchamp Road, Tax Map 16, Parcel 5, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-6/28/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF EMERGENCY BILL 12-4 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Emergency Bill 12-4 (Taxation and Revenue - Early Payment Discount) was introduced by Commissioners Boggs, Church, Gulyas, Lockfaw, Purnell and Shockley on June 19, 2012. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § TR 1-209. (Repeals and reenacts this section of the Taxation and Revenue Article of the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland to provide that the County Commissioners may establish by resolution a percentage discount of the amount of the county property tax which shall be granted for early payment of property taxes paid to the Treasurer during the period of July 1 through July 31 next succeeding each levy; provides that such discount established by resolution of the County Commissioners shall apply to original Supplemental Real Property tax bills mailed by the Treasurer after July 15 next succeeding each levy which are paid to the Treasurer within 30 days of issuance; provides that such discount established by resolution of the County Commissioners shall apply to original Personal Property and Corporation Personal Property tax bills mailed by the Treasurer after July 15 next succeeding each levy which are paid to the Treasurer within 30 days of issuance; and provides that the County Commissioners may, by resolution, provide for an extension of the discount period for other tax bills which are mailed to the taxpayer after July 15.) A Public Hearing will be held on Emergency Bill 12-4 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. This is only a fair summary of the bill. A full copy of the bill is posted on the Legislative Bulletin Board in the main hall of the Worcester County Government Center outside Room 1103, is available for public inspection in Room 1103 of the Worcester County Government Center and is available


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Legal Notices on the County Website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/commissioners/legsltn.aspx . THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-6/28/1t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF BILL 12-3 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 12-3 (Zoning Kennels in A-1 Agricultural District) was passed by the County Commissioners on June 19, 2012. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § ZS 1-201(c)(31). (Renumbers the existing subsection 31 to subsection 32 and adds this new subsection to permit, by special exception in the A-1 Agricultural District, kennels for the raising, breeding and boarding of household pets, subject to certain minimum lot requirements for lot area , lot width, front, side and rear yard setbacks, and subject to the site plan review requirements of Section ZS 1-325; and further provided that all outside pens and runways shall be located at least two hundred feet from any perimeter property line or public road right-of-way.) This bill becomes effective forty-five (45) days from the date of its passage. This is only a fair summary of the bill. A full copy of the bill is posted on the Legislative Bulletin Board in the main hall of the Worcester County Government Center outside Room 1103, is available for public inspection in Room 1103 of the Worcester County Government Center and is available on the County Website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/commissioners/legsltn.aspx . THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-6/28/3t ___________________________________ JOSEPH E. MOORE WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON P.O. BOX 739, 3509 COASTAL HWY. OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14742 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF DOLSIE AYDELOTTE Notice is given that Richard Burbage, 6722 Libertytown Road, Berlin, MD 21811, was on June 22, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Dolsie Aydelotte who died on June 10, 2012, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 22nd day of December, 2012. 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. Richard Burbage 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: June 28, 2012 OCD-6/28/3t ___________________________________

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, July 12th, 2012 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to install two (2) new 5’ x 12’ floating PWC platforms in an existing boatslip. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 121 70th Street, Unit 3 Parcel # 6641 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: Pete Intervallo PW11-085 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift with poles. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 38 Harbour Club CM, 201 S Heron DR Parcel # 5311A38-7-0116-347688 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Construction Owner: Anthony P. Langello PW12-062 A request has been submitted for approval of existing 14’ x 14’ floating PWC platform. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 121 70th ST Unit 1 Parcel # 6641 -1-0 -0114-359945 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: William & Hilary Cole PW12-63 A request has been submitted for approval of an existing 5’ x 13’ floating

PWC platform. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 121 70TH ST UNIT 2 Parcel # 6641 -2-0 -0114-359953 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: William & Laurie Buonaccorsi PW12-064 A request has been submitted for approval of an existing 5’ x 12’ floating PWC platform. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 121 70TH ST Unit 4 Parcel # 6641 -4-0 -0114-359988 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: Edward & Deborah Ruyak PW12-065 A request has been submitted to install a 4’ x 20’ pier from existing dock & install a boatlift to new pier according to TOC standards. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 139 Newport Bay Drive Unit B Parcel # 3627A-206B-0 0116-255511 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Bayshore Marine Construction Owner: Garry Masters PW12-066 A request has been submitted to install 40’ of new vinyl replacement bulkhead, replace and relocate existing 4’ x 32’ parallel dock, a 6’ x 24’ pier, and one boatlift with all associated poles for a maximum channelward extension of 30’. Demo all existing structures. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 629 Gulfstream Dr Parcel # 8020A-1471- 7A-0 -0117-194482 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Scott Wahl PW12-067 A request has been submitted to remove an existing 5’ x 40’ parallel pier & construct a new 6’ x 24’ pier and install two boatlifts w/assoc poles for a maximum of 24’ channelward. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 220 52nd ST Parcel # 6816 -220 -0 -0113-072557 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: J. Stacey Hart & Associates, Inc. Owner: Anna Maria Stivers PW12-068 A request has been submitted to mechanically maintenance dredge the existing 90’ x 169’ boat basin to a uniform elevation of –4.0 MLW for approximately 575 c.y. of material. Spoil will be trucked to an approved location in watertight trucks. Renew permit for construction of 8 finger piers (3’x13’) and 24 mooring piles, to create 16 transient boat slips to serve the restaurant. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 308 1st ST Parcel # 3956 -4-40N-0 -0110030293 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: J. Stacey Hart & Associates, INC. Owner: T & W Redevelopment, LLC PW12-069 A request has been submitted to install a boatlift with associated pilings in an existing slip for a maximum of 17’ channelward. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 731 Mooring RD Unit 102 Parcel # 9404 -102-0 -0115-097274 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: J. Stacey Hart & Associates Owner: Mark Towles PW12-070 A request has been submitted to install 130’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead approx. 1.5’ channelward of an existing timber bulkhead and to install four (4) new support piles adjacent to

an existing pier. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 1532 Teal Drive Parcel # 3429 -25-0 -0111- in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine Construction Owner: Trond & Linda Emberland PW12-071 A request has been submitted to install approximately 190 LF of replacement vinyl bulkhead, to construct a 45’ x 6’ perpendicular pier with an attached 10’ x 20’ “L” platform with two boatlifts and associated poles for a maximum channelward of 58’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 1534 Teal Drive Parcel 3429 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine Construction Owner: Mark Wenzlaff PW12-072 A request has been submitted to remove existing tapered finger pier to install a new 6’ wide tapered to 3’ x 21’ pier & box step at bulkhead for a maximum channelward of 21’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 11618 Seaward Rd Unit 1 Parcel # 3890A-1-0 -0116247608 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: Steven J. Kerich PW12-073 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-6/28/2t ___________________________________

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, JULY 12, 2012 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 Lots 10-14, Block L, Decaba Condominium, in the Ocean Bay City Plat, further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway between Arctic Avenue and 94th Street, and locally known as 9219 Coastal Highway, Units 10-14, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: S & S PROPERTIES – (BZA 2347 12-09400011) Further information concerning the public hearings may be examined in the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development in


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Legal Notices City Hall. Alfred Harrison, Chairman Heather Stansbury, Attorney OCD-6/28/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in the July 2, 2012 Regular Session of the Mayor & Council at 6:00 PM, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City Maryland, the Council will accept public comment in consideration of a proposed Charter Amendment to change the municipal election date to coincide with the General Election. OCD-6/28/1t ___________________________________ Town of Berlin

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION July 11, 2012 – 5:30 PM Berlin Town Hall – Council Chambers 1. Call to Order 2. Agenda Adoption 3. Approval of Minutes: June 6, 2012 Regular Meeting 4. Applications Case #07-11-12-19 George Bontz, 200 S. Main Street Roof material, wheelchair ramp Case#07-11-12-20 Main Street Sweets, 116 N. Main St. Sign Case #07-11-12-21 Chamber of Commerce, 14 S. Main St. Sign Case #07-11-12-22 Simply Shades, 103 N. Main St Sign Case #06-06-12-13 Maryland Wine Bar, 103 N. Main St. Awning Case #07-11-12-23 Soul Yoga Studio, 10 S. Main St. Sign Case #07-11-12-24 Town Center Antiques, 11 Pitts Street Sign 5. Comments from the Public 6. Comments from Staff 7. Comments from the Commissioners 8. Comments from the Chairman 9. Adjournment OCD-6/28/1t ___________________________________

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