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ICE detainees worth millions to Worcester Since ’12, feds pay $42M to county for space in jail

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) It’s no secret, but it might not be common knowledge that Worcester is among the Maryland counties that has been housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at its jail since 1998. It’s also known that the county is paid for this service, and the current rate is $87.11 per day, per inmate. What most people probably don’t know, however, is how that money adds up. Since 2012, the county has brought in more than $42 million by housing these federal detainees. Currently, there are 151 detainees at the Worcester County Jail, and that translates into almost $13,200 per See FED Page 90 PHOTO COURTESY GUNNER HUGHES

A WORSE ACCIDENT AVOIDED An overturned rental scooter rests up on the curb Sunday morning after swerving to avoid being struck by a Volkswagen Passat making a right turn from the bus lane on Coastal Highway onto 92nd Street. The scooter operator and a passenger were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment of unspecified injuries. The Passat driver was not injured.

Judge’s semaphore helps save a life Right people in right place at right time come to aid of stricken woman on beach

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) Several skills once learned are never forgotten, like riding a bike, but the counterintuitive example of semaphore — using flags and arm position to communicate — has just been added to the list. And it was a life-saver.

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Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Maciarello learned semaphore during his tenure on the Ocean City Beach Patrol from 19931997. Until last week, he hadn’t used it

since 1997. “I trained under Capt. George Schoepf, and he told us all the time what is God-given is not likely to fail,” Maciarello said.

The deeper meaning was that radios, walkie-talkie and other technology could always break or go on the fritz, but low-tech solutions have certain advantages. That’s why Beach Patrol lifeguards continue to use semaphore, rather than walkie-talkies, to communicate with each other on the stands. Last week, Maciarello was training for a hike with his son Luke, 13, by running on the soft sand beach See SIGNS Page 86



By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) It came down to reports from the very last of Worcester’s 20 election districts to confirm the results of the state primary this week, and the election ended with county voters choosing to replace the top prosecutor and sheriff. Challengers Matt Crisafulli for sheriff and Kris Heiser for state’s attorney took the contests for their positions in what See CRISAFULLI Page 88

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The Ocean City chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is helping to turn the tide against single-use plastic straws with its “Strawless Summer” campaign.

‘Strawless Summer’ spurs convention center changes

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) With an ever-growing number of area restaurants joining the Surfrider Foundation’s “Strawless Summer” campaign, the push to reduce single-use plastics at the resort will gain additional traction next week when the Ocean City convention center joins the effort. Larry Noccolino, convention center executive director, said this is the latest in a series of ecologically friendly changes instituted in conjunction with catering and concession contractor Centerplate. “Around July 1, we will start using paper straws, but on a ‘by request only’ basis, we will not put them on counters,” he said. The Ocean City chapter of the Surfrider Foundation launched its “Strawless Summer Pledge” in March, which Noccolino said fit perfectly with previous efforts undertaken with Centerplate General Manager Gary Leach, who oversees food operations at the convention center. “Gary and I have been talking sustainability for the last year or so,” he said. “Since that time, we have eliminated Styrofoam containers, plates and cups.” OC Surfrider Chairperson Jane Robinson said the list of restaurants taking the “Strawless Summer Pledge,” which currently stands at 50, continues to grow far beyond initial expectations. “We thought if we had 10-15 that would be great,” she said. “We just had a bunch come in this week.” Robinson said earth-conscious individuals could also take the pledge, with roughly 420 onboard so far. “It’s an awareness campaign for single-use plastics,” she said. According to National Park Service, about 500 million straws are used in the U.S. daily. Robinson said the pledge asks

restaurants to only provide straws “upon request,” and for concerned consumers to inform wait staff they do not require the single-use plastic item. The Surfrider Foundation, which was established nationally in 1984 with the Ocean City chapter launched in 1999, seeks to form a “network of coastal defenders,” to enact lasting protections for waterways and marine ecosystems. Robinson said the OC chapters’ latest initiative was spurred in part by statistical data indicating plastic discarded in the ocean could outweigh fish by the year 2050. According to “The New Plastics Economy,” a 2016 report issued by the World Economic Forum, ocean waters contain an estimated 150 million metric tons [more than 330 billion pounds] of plastics, with an additional eight million metric tons [more than 17 billion pounds] added annually. The report also estimated that ocean waters would contain one metric ton of plastic for every three metric tons of fish by 2025, with manmade pollution on pace to outweigh aquatic life within another quarter century. Leach figures the convention center used approximately 24,000 plastic straws last year, and more than 40,000 Styrofoam coffee cups, but is now ordering paper straws and biodegradable corn-based cups. Although the strawless campaign is primarily focused on cold beverages, Leach said it provided impetus for other reductions in restaurant-related plastic products. “We had been asked to switch our [plastic] cocktail stirrers and are using wooden now,” he said. “The way I looked at it … if we’re going to do one of them, we might as well do both.” Although the strawless pledge merely asks restaurants to provide plastic straws only on demand, Robinson said a number of establishments have See STYROFOAM Page 5

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DNR announces 14 climate change response programs

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) A state park, a town and the county that contains them all received competitive Maryland Department of Natural Resources grants to improve their resiliency in the face of climate change impacts being felt in the area right now. At Assateague Island State Park, the DNR has begun a project to reduce shoreline erosion on the west side of the Verrazano Bridge, near the boat ramp and fishing pier. A series of 10 small peninsulas built from boulders, cobble and clean sand and planted with native flora, are to be built to help dissipate wave energy from large storms. “Once complete, this interagency project will strengthen the park’s capacity to deal with current and future risks and help educate the public on this new, proven approach to shoreline protection and strengthening,” Mark Belton, DNR secretary, said in a release.

While the boat ramp, parking lot, restrooms and fishing pier are expected to remain open to the public during construction, the field area near the shoreline and some offshore areas might be closed. Equipment and supplies are expected to be staged on park grounds during the construction, and signs may be posted to advise the public of changing conditions. This project is expected to be complete by the end of summer. A bit farther south than Assateague State Park, the DNR also approved a competitive grant for a similar plan off the coast of the Chincoteague Bay near Girdletree and Stockton. The project’s goals are similar: to establish a climate resiliency program on Tizzard Island, a privately owned piece of land in southern Worcester. Tizzard Island is one of a network of small offshore islands in the Johnson Bay that act as a buffer for the larger barrier island behind it. See DNR Page 7

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County uses expanded grant for flooding on Selsey Road By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Worcester County has been awarded a $50,000 state grant to address recurring flooding in the Selsey Road area off Isle of Wight Bay in West Ocean City. Last Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources awarded $700,000 through its Coastal Resiliency Grant program for 14 projects within state designated coastal zones. Bob Mitchell, county director of Environmental Programs, said the $50,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources would finance designing natural shoreline stabilization and marsh restoration measures. “These are projects designed to boost capacities of a community to withstand flooding and other weather-related events,” he said. “This grant is the first step in the design and permitting phase and will be followed by grant phases for the construction portion(s).” Worcester County is leading the effort to assist residents with continued erosion and marsh degradation due to routine flooding, Mitchell said. “That area is repeatedly affected by storm events given its north/northeast orientation,” he said. “Significant erosion has occurred over the years along the [approximately] 700 feet of shoreline and continues to worsen over the years.” Initial plans call for employing various methods of natural protections, such as stone sills, marsh creation, and sand management techniques, Mitchell said.    

“These could include shoreline and buffer restoration, beneficial use of dredge materials, tidal marsh restoration, or other nature-based solutions that provide community and ecosystem benefits by restoring, enhancing, or creating coastal habitat,” he said. The flood-prone region has been addressed previously, Mitchell said. “A couple years ago, there was a living shoreline restoration done at opposite ends of Norwich Road in Cape Isle of Wight,” he said. Although the natural resources grant program has existed previously, Mitchell said the state this year expanded the ability of communities to address impacts from climate-related hazards. “This was a new grant opportunity this year in that local governments were able to utilize funds for design and permitting of natural and nature-based shoreline stabilization and flood reduction projects,” he said. The funding is made available through, in addition to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, Mitchell said. The county will be soliciting design bids for the Selsey Road project, which Michell described as a residential community protection measure, in the immediate future. “Competition for these grants was stiff,” he said. “Since this money is becoming available for these kinds of measures, we will be examining similar potential projects in northern Worcester County for future grant submittals.”



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Laura Allen said a climate resiliency section would need to be added. “The intent of the funding is to develop, produce and talk about climate change impacts on Berlin,” Allen said. Allen said she’s working with Salisbury University, the University of Maryland and other such entities to develop and refine what will ultimately end up in the plan, but at this stage the town just needs to get talking. “Maryland has a list of climate change impacts and what we include depends on data and the community,” she said. Stormwater runoff, for example, is something Allen said would probably end up in the comprehensive plan, but there could also be others. Whatever those project headings will be, they will be decided rather quickly, she said. “There’s a short turnaround. They’re looking for ideas by Sept. 1 and a draft by the end of March.”

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The opportunity to gain law enforcement experience is the primary motivation for a trio of 20-yearolds working for OCPD as public safety aides this summer. Besides bolstering the ranks with seasonal officers each summer, the police department also hires public safety aides to handle the seasonal surge of visitors. The civilian support positions are open to U.S. citizens as young as 18, who work in either patrol support, parking enforcement or arrest and detention. Wicomico native Brandon Dill and Sierra Stevens of Altoona, Pennsylvania have both returned after working patrol duty in 2017, while recruit Claire Wherthey of Johnstown, Pennsylvania is stationed in booking this summer. In April, Police Chief Ross Buzzuro reported that among the 90 public safety aides working at the resort this summer, 19 were had worked the previous season. Stevens and Wherthey are both criminal justice majors attending Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. “I figured this would be the best place to get actual hands-on experience,” Stevens said. “Last year, I had a great experience and probably learned more than I do in a classroom.” Since completing a weeklong training

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i.g. Burton purchases first car dealerships in Maryland (June 29, 2018) i.g. Burton & Co., which owns car dealerships in Milford, Seaford and Lewes, announced this week it has acquired Berlin Chevrolet and Berlin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in Berlin. This is the company’s first Maryland location in its 110-year history. “I’m very proud that this year is our 110th anniversary and we are still growing”, company president and owner Charlie Burton said. “It is important to me that our organization continues to move ahead and provide our employees with the opportunity to grow. The Berlin acquisition gives the company one of the larger inventories in the region and expands its service coverage for its existing customers. “Between the vehicles we have in stock and what we have on the way,

we offer nearly 2,000 choices at any given time between all of our brands and our pre-owned cars and trucks.” Burton, who represents the fifth generation in the family-owned business, pledged that the Berlin stores would operate with the same approach as its other lociations. Founded in 1908, i.g. Burton is one of less than 40 dealerships in the United States to receive the Century Award from the NADA for being in the retail transportation business for at least 100 continuous years. The history of the local dealerships is not lost on Burton either. “I really like the history of the town and these two stores dating back to the Barrett brothers. They were an important part of the business community here for a long time and were really wonderful people.”

Public safety aides take to streets, bolster police force Continued from Page 8 ture, last year Dill discovered the civilian support position provided more experience than most cadet programs. “Here you’re kind of your own boss when you’re out,” he said. “You really don’t get that with any other agency.” Young and impressionable public safety aides working in a first responder capacity should anticipate occasional unsettling sights, which Dill said helps separate the wheat from the chaff. “In my time here, I’ve seen five dead bodies,” he said. “This will let you know if you want to do this … because you’re going to see blood [and] you’re going to see dead people.” Despite visiting Ocean City as a tourist in her youth, Stevens developed a keen sense for the resort geography and, many times, predictable behaviors of visitors during her first year as a public safety aide. “I can see everything now because I’m looking for it,” she said. “You can tell when something’s going to happen most of the time.” Stevens, an incoming junior at Waynesburg University who hopes to pursue a master degree in criminal investigations, said academia does not always convey the complexities of real life scenarios. “What you learn in the classroom is cookie cutter, but out here there are so many different variables that could happen,” she said.

After learning how to process incoming detainees last month, Wherthey quickly understood the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. “We do get a lot of disorderly conduct because it’s a beach town with lots of bars,” she said. “I’m down there working handson with the prisoners [and] it has the potential to be a dangerous environment.” Dill noted the importance of approaching people, especially if agitated or intoxicated, with the right mixture of firmness and softness. “You’re going to meet hostile people in this line of work,” he said. “You learn how you should be talking to people.” Wherthey said dealing with people in lockup involves being amicable but clear about who is in power. “They’re normal people and you learn how to have a controlling presence,” she said. For her part, Stevens is happy to have climbed the first rung of the law enforcement ladder and looks to continue upward professionally. “I just want to start at the bottom, learn everything and work my way up,” she said. Appreciative that the police department rewards challenging work, Dill said diligent public safety aides have previously transitioned to full-time positions. “It’s really police work, just without being an officer, carrying the gun and badge or pulling traffic,” he said. “You’re working right beside of the actual police.”

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The Maryland Community Health Services Commission presents Atlantic General Hospital with a $175,000 grant for a new pain rehabilitation program at the Atlantic General Pain Center in Berlin, on Friday, June 22. Pictured, from left, are Del. Mary Beth Carozza, Sen. Adelaide Eckardt, Dr. Allan Anderson, AGH President Michael Franklin, Dr. Wadid Zaky, and Sen. Jim Mathias.

Atlantic General presented grant for pain rehab program

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The Maryland Community Health Services Commission presented Atlantic General Hospital with a $175,000 grant for a new pain rehabilitation program at the Atlantic General Pain Center in Berlin last Friday. Chairman Dr. Allan Anderson awarded the grant to Atlantic General President Michael Franklin, with Maryland officials, Sen. Addie Eckardt, Sen. Jim Mathias and Delegate Mary Beth Carozza in the audience, as well as Dr. Wadid Zaky, a pain management specialist for the Atlantic General Pain Center. The Community Health Services Commission awards grants to unique, innovative programs, according to Anderson. “We’re not just focusing at a medical approach, or medical solution,” Anderson said. [We look at] behavioral treatments, psychotherapies and counseling, lifestyle changes and philosophically changing the way people view pain and how they address their pain. We were very excited to be supporters and to give a grant to this program.” Since its inception over 10 years ago, the Community Health Services Commission has awarded $64.1 million in grants in all 24 Maryland jurisdictions. This grant will be provided over a two-year period. The bulk of the grant will be used to support a portion of the salary costs for the medical and administrative staff who will run the program, said Mark Luckner, executive director of the Community Health Resource Commission. During the 10-day program, patients will have access to medically driven pain management, vocational support, integrative health therapies such as meditation, massage and

guided imagery, physical and occupational therapy, and behavioral health care. Specialists will provide both individual and group sessions. “We are hoping we can reduce the patient’s dependence on opioids, ween them down or end up [stopping] them completely and they will be able to cope better with their pain problem, improve their lifestyle, and hopefully go back to the workforce,” Dr. Zaky said. “We are looking for good results and hope two years from now we publish good results and have a statewide program.” According to an Atlantic General Hospital press release, nearly 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many are left unable to work, rendering them disabled. To cope with the pain, many victims heavily medicate on addictive opioids, which can lead to overdoses and death. “This has been a great program that we’ve developed with Dr. Zaky and working with the providers in our community as well as the clinic team at Atlantic General Hospital to create a program where we can start breaking that cycle of pain,” Franklin said. “By breaking the cycle of pain, we can hopefully break the cycle of addiction using other efforts other than interventional procedures by using [methods] other than addictive medications,” he continued. Pain rehabilitation programs are not new. This multidisciplinary approach for physically treating pain, while also helping patients effectively manage pain that may never be resolved through medical care, has existed for decades, according to the press release “While proven to be effective, very few programs are currently in existence,” Franklin stated in the press release. “We are changing that for Worcester County.”

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By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The Worcester County Public Schools Board of Education amended and revised policies regarding bullying during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19. Recent concerns regarding the safety

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2108) With another summer kicking into gear, the OCPD Narcotics Unit is again heightening undercover drug enforcement operations on the Boardwalk. Det. Cpl. James Schwartz said police posing as drug consumers use numerous methods to infiltrate street-level transactions. “We’ve been doing buy-bust operations since 2000,” he said. “Memorial Day is when our operations start to ramp up because all the kids are starting to graduate from high school.” Although public sentiment supporting marijuana legalization has increased exponentially in recent years, with Maryland decriminalizing possession of 10 grams of less, Schwartz said open-air sales are still being targeted. “States have legalized the possession of marijuana [but] it’s still against the law to sell it,” he said. The majority of drug busts this summer have been for sales of marijuana, Schwartz said. “We have zero tolerance for that and if you do sell marijuana in Ocean City

you’re going to be arrested,” he said. Reducing crime, specifically violent incidents, is the primary mission of drug-sting operations, Schwartz said. “Over the last five years … we’ve started to notice an increase in robberies on the south end of the Boardwalk,” he said. “We decided we needed to up our game, as far as going out and trying to infiltrate some of these individuals that are … in Ocean City selling drugs.” In addition to cannabis, detectives have also purchased cocaine, Xanax and other prescription drugs from would-be drug merchants. “We have undercover detectives up there seven days a week,” he said. Based on recent crime statistics, Schwartz said the buy-bust operations have been effective. “They’ve been going down over the last couple of years based on all these efforts,” he said. “We want that perception to be … there’s police officers everywhere.” When summer fades, Schwartz said drug operations focus on local heroin and opiate sales. “The heroin epidemic still continues,” he said. See CURBING Page 16

Unpaid charges could carry over Continued from Page 12 be allowed to charge a la carte items until the negative balance is paid in full. Free lunch students are not allowed to have a negative account balance. These students are entitled to a free meal every day, not including a la carte items. Students who have unpaid meal charges, will have charges classified as “delinquent debt” as long as it is considered collectable and efforts are being made to collect it. Unpaid meal charges may be carried over at the end of the school year (after June 30) as a delinquent debt and attempts to collect will continue into the new school year Coordinator of Food Services Odtis Collins proposed a meal price increase of 10 cents for lunch meals only.

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Domestic assault Kevin Jason Porter, 40, of Brooklyn was arrested for first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment on Saturday around 7:30 p.m. at a hotel near Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. Hotel staff called police after a woman contacted the front desk asking for security guards to intervene in a domestic dispute with her husband. The woman allegedly told staff members she was armed, and when police approached her room, they reportedly heard a loud bang and drew their service weapons.

When police opened the door, the woman involved in the altercation fell to the floor crying, while gasping and struggling to breathe, according to the police report. Police then entered the room and placed Porter in handcuffs. The woman, who told police she has been married to Porter for two years, reportedly had a three-inch cut on her shin. Police said the woman appeared to be intoxicated and said the pair had been arguing nonstop since arriving in Ocean City a day earlier. According to the police report, the couple had returned from a Saturday afternoon of drinking, and despite her desire to sleep, Porter had insisted they visit more bars. The woman said that as the disagreement heated up, Porter grabbed her hair and smacked her across the face. The woman further alleged that Porter used one hand to strangle her while covering her mouth and nose with the other, which prevented her from breathing After managing to briefly push Porter away the woman said she was dragged by her hair around the room. Police said that when questioned, Porter replied, “I plead the fifth.”

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Curbing opiates focus of program Continued from Page 14 The public health crisis has left a path of unintended deaths in its wake, Schwartz said. “The heroin is mixed with fentanyl or it’s pure fentanyl,” he said. “The addicts … don’t have an understanding of how powerful the heroin laced with fentanyl is right now.” To combat the continuing drug related deaths, Schwartz said public health agencies have heavily promoted the use of naloxone, an opioid antagonist that reverses overdose symptoms. “The number [of deaths] are going up right now unfortunately,” he said. “The biggest thing for us is to curb that issue [and] drive those numbers back down and save some lives.” After more than two decades in law enforcement, and a dozen years in the narcotics unit, Schwartz appreciates the opioid epidemic touches all facets of society. “It could be an attorney, doctor, lawyer or police officer,” he said. “Everybody is susceptible to heroin addiction from opiates.” Regardless of the time of year, Schwartz said the message from narcotics officers remains consistent. “That’s the thing we want to get out there,” he said. “We don’t want you selling drugs in Ocean City, and if you do you’re going to get arrested and face the consequences.”


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POLICE/COURTS Continued from Page 16 tent to distribute and two counts of misdemeanor drug possession. Also arrested was Dennis Patrick Jones Jr., 24, of Frankford, Delaware, who faces two misdemeanor drug charges. Police on bike patrol reportedly saw a 2003 Jeep Cherokee parked with two people inside in the vicinity of Third Street and Bayview Lane. After approaching the vehicle, police said the driver, later identified as Jones, claimed to be waiting in the car with a passenger, later identified as Hilliard, as the pair had just smoked marijuana at a friend’s house nearby. According to the police report, Jones had a crumpled plastic baggie resting in his lap containing a white powdery substance. When asked if there were drugs in the car, Jones allegedly nodded towards the baggie. While police waited for backup units, Jones suddenly exited the park-

ing space and drove east at high speed, according to the charging documents Police said Hilliard got out of the Jeep around Sixth Street and Washington Lane and was quickly apprehended on the Boardwalk by Surf Avenue. Police reportedly searched Hilliard and found a large baggie of cocaine, an 80mg Oxycodone, a digital scale with cocaine residue, just under $200 in cash and a box of clear plastic baggies. Hilliard, who was released on $10,000 bail, has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 23 in Ocean City District Court. Jones, who faces misdemeanor charges, has a Sept. 25 trial in Ocean City District Court.

Murder threats Ryan Robert Langhauser, 32, of Ellicott City was arrested for malicious de-


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Resisting arrest Matthew J Rodacay, 19, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after allegedly fighting with police downtown last Thursday just after midnight. Police reported a man, later identified as Rodacay, had yelled several profanities at bicycle patrol officers while standing on the Boardwalk near Dorchester Street. Police allegedly heard Rodacay yelling from approximately 200 feet away and said the noise attracted the attention of numerous bystanders. When police on bicycle patrol rode toward Rodacay, he allegedly fled into an adjacent alley, but was discovered hiding in a hedgerow. Police said that when confronted Rodacay came out of the bushes, adopted a boxer’s stance and tried to swing at officers. After failing to land a punch, police said Rodacay again fled, but quickly dropped to the ground when police in pursuit threatened to deploy Tasers.

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By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) An apparently homeless man who is charged with causing the hit-and-run death of Berlin resident Eduardo Madrid in early May will remain in police custody throughout the summer, as his trial was rescheduled for early October. Jonathan Torin Kidder, 59, of Berlin was charged with DUI homicide, DWI homicide, DUI, DWI and negligent driving after eluding police for several days. J. T. Kidder The accident took place on May 6 near the intersection of Route 589 and Gum Point Road. Police responded to the scene of the crash around 10 p.m. on May 6 to discover Madrid, the remains of his bicycle and evidence of a crash. Madrid was taken to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. What they didn’t find was the defendant, who had connections to Seaford, Delaware but no address, making it easy for him to dodge police for several days. Kidder surrendered to the police four days later. As a result, interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott was able to petition the court to remand the suspect into custody without bail, on the grounds that Kidder was a flight risk. Kidder’s jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 2 in Circuit Court.

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Kicks in hotel room door with family inside By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Robert Anthony Sellers, 37, of Elkton was arrested for disorderly conduct, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property after allegedly kicking in a hotel room door with a terrified family inside on Friday about 8 p.m. Police were called to a hotel in the 800 block of Philadelphia Avenue for a disorderly man, later identified as Sellers, who was reportedly shouting pro-

fanities when patrol cars arrived. Hotel staff said Sellers had repeatedly kicked a hotel room door, resulting in a lengthwise vertical crack, with replacement Robert Sellers costs estimated at $500. At the scene, police interviewed the man renting the room with his wife and young children. The man was bleeding from a leg wound he apparently suf-

fered during an altercation with Sellers. According to the police report, the man said Sellers, a stranger who appeared heavily intoxicated, approached him outside the hotel room and began talking aggressively. When the man tried to go inside the hotel room with his family, he claimed Sellers pinned him back and pushed his head into an outside wall with extreme force. After this, the family man said he pushed Sellers back and the pair en-

gaged in a fight while rolling around on the ground, before he managed to break free and flee inside the room. The husband and wife said they could hear the solid wood door begin to break and see it flex inward from Sellers’ series of kicks, which only ceased when police arrived. While interviewing the husband and wife at the scene, police said Sellers continued screaming profanities at an ever-increasing volume, until eventually being placed under arrest.

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) After failing to elude police by jumping into the bay from a second-story hotel balcony, Morgan Spencer Morris, 26, of Elkridge was arrested for second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property in the vicinity of 56th Street on Saturday just after 2 a.m. Police, who were contacted about an alleged domestic assault, reported hearing screaming from inside a hotel room upon arriving at the scene. Hotel staff directed police to a room where they had reportedly heard objects being broken and a female screaming inside.

Police said before they knocked on the door and announced their presence, they heard a woman sobbing and a man growling loudly inside. According to the poMorgan Morris lice report, the man, later identified as Morris, barricaded the door shut with furniture. Police said once they gained entry, they found the room was in disarray, with two broken tables and bedposts blocking the door, and shattered glass and broken lamps strewn about the floor. Police said a woman sitting naked on


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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Bobby Malick Monk, 20, of North East was arrested for drug distribution while in possession of a gun and faces three felony counts carrying 20-year jail sentences each following a traffic stop downtown on June 16. Police on foot patrol in the first block of 33rd Street reportedly saw a red Chevrolet Colbalt traveling slowly with three passengers inside just prior to 10:30 p.m. the Saturday before last. When police stopped the vehicle because the driver, later identified as Monk, See WEED Page 22

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Weed, coke, gun found inside car Continued from Page 20 was not wearing a seatbelt, they allegedly detected a strong aroma of marijuana. Monk reportedly admitted to smoking cannabis about a halfhour earlier and allowed police to search the car. According to the police report, found inside the car was a backpack containing four plastic bags of marijuana, toBobby Monk taling about 100 grams, and a digital scale. Police also reportedly found a second backpack containing two baggies with golf-ball size quantities of cocaine and a .22-caliber handgun. Police said the marijuana, cocaine and firearm were all within arm’s reach of Monk while inside the car. Monk was charged with three felonies for drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking and drug distribution involving a gun, and also faces half a dozen misdemeanor gun and drug charges. Police also said Monk is prohibited from carrying a firearm in Maryland since he is under the age of 21. Monk is being held without bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 11 in Ocean City District Court.

OBITUARIES WALTER BURKE JR. Berlin Walter Burke Jr., age 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Walter Burke Sr. and Edna Mae Edeler. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Walter Burke (Joan) and Timothy Burke; and step-daughter, Colleen Blough. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Walter’s memory to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. THOMAS EDWARD MCLAUGHLIN Ocean City Thomas Edward McLaughlin, age 77, passed away on June 19, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Wallace P. McLaughlin and Frances Gentry McLaughlin. He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Scott McLaughlin and wife, Alex; daughters, Dawn Hower, Kelly Heasley and husband, Keith; and four grandchildren, Joshua and his significant other, Caitlin, Tyler Bruce, Sam and Fiona. He was preceded in death by three


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brothers, Wally, Robert and Dennis. Tom was a dedicated family man. He worked as a skilled carpenter and builder with a knack for wood refinishing. In his spare time, T. McLaughlin Tom enjoyed reading, photography, boating, camping and traveling the world. Tom served his country as a Navy man and was a Legion member until his death. Tom is remembered by those who knew him as a quiet man with a heart of gold. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Holy Savior Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friends and family may be received one hour prior to mass. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 401 N Broadway Baltimore, Maryland 21231. MARY ELLEN BAKER Snow Hill Mary Ellen Baker, age 66, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Salisbury, she was the daugh-

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ter of the late Wilson Poole Baker and Florence Cherrix Baker. She is survived by her brother, Stephen Baker and his wife, Martha, of Herndon, Virginia; an uncle, Eldred Cherrix of Leonardtown, Maryland; and cousins, Jean Bozman, Elaine Tamvakis and Mary Lou King. There are two nieces, Melanie Baker Takane and Stephanie Baker Alibakhshi, and a great nephew, Apollo Alibakhshi. Also surviving are special friends, David Stolzfus and Carol McAllister, and numerous other Worcester County Developmental Center staff and friends. Mary Ellen was a founding client of WCDC and was very proud to be from Snow Hill. She was a member of the WCDC Board and the Pep Club, and a breast cancer survivor. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Snow Hill Christian Church. Elder Mark Shockley officiated. Interment was in Snow Hill Christian Church Cemetery. A donation in her memory may be made to the Worcester County Developmental Center, 8545 Newark Rd., Newark, Maryland 21841. Letters of condolence may be sent via: FRANK KELLOGG Berlin/North Palm Beach Frank Kellogg, age 80, lost his battle with cancer on May 27, 2018. He was five Continued on Page 87

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Activities planned for holiday in OC, Pines, Berlin, SH

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) From a hot dogeating contest to patriotic concerts and fireworks, Ocean City and surrounding communities have many Independence Day celebrations taking place this weekend and on July 4. Here are some activities planned:

Ocean City:

• Downtown Concert and Fireworks: A free concert on the beach at North Division Street in downtown Ocean City featuring Mike Hines and The Look will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. with a fireworks

display following at 9:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring beach chairs or blankets to claim a spot on the sand for the patriotic display. Call 1-800-626-2326, 410-2500125 or visit for more information. • Hot Dog-Eating Contest: Check out the 11th annual Independence Day “Top Dog” hot dogeating contest at Fish Tales Bar & Grill on 22nd Street, bayside, Wednesday at 2 p.m. “We’re just trying to keep it local this year and encourage local businesses,” said Jaymie Erbe, Fish Tales manager and contest coordinator.

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A wide variety of activities including a hot dog-eating contest, fireworks, concerts, a 5K run and games for children are planned in and around the Ocean City area during the July 4 holiday weekend.

• Uptown Concert and Fireworks: At Northside Park on 125th Street, The Reagan Years will put on a free concert, Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The National Anthem will lead the patriotic show. The fireworks display can be seen anywhere in the park and organizers advise spectators to arrive early. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets. Call 1800-626-2326, 410-250-0125 or visit for more information.

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“You must have a local I.D. to register.” Anyone 18 and older who is interested in competing in the July 4 contest should stop by the 22nd Street bayside bar and restaurant any time prior to that day to quickly consume five deli-style hot dogs and buns in order to qualify for the main event. A Fish Tales representative will time each participant, and the 20 people with the fastest times will advance to the July 4 finals. The contest is free to enter this year. Lauren Buckler, a bartender at Fish Tales, is just one of the competition participants this year, Erbe said. On July 4, a stage will be assemSee FIREWORKS Page 27

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) There are few people around who know Ocean City’s beach better than Butch Arbin, the captain of the beach patrol, who has patrolled this shore for nearly half a century, and who has developed a sense of what to expect as another Independence Day quickly approaches. “We have more lost-and-found children on that day than any other all year,” he said. “Kids just walk. I’ve seen a 4-year-old go eight miles.” Not all of the blame for the lost children goes to the parents, the town or the situation, he said, it’s more about the circumstances. “The fireworks are shot off from Somerset Street, so we close the beach from the fishing pier to north Division Street. Everyone in that area is forced out, so it can get really packed,” he said. In such close quarters, it’s easy to lose a small child, and easier still for a lost child to lose its parents. “They lose sight of their parents or the umbrella and figure ‘it’s got to be the next one’ then ‘it’s got to be the next one’ and keep going,” Arbin explained. “I’ve had Fourths where we’ve had more than 100 lost children in one day.” From his perspective the solution is simple and obvious. “Check in with the lifeguard when you arrive, and bring the kids,” he said. By introducing the children to the lifeguards and helping them to understand their functions, the children might not wander so far if they become lost. “A child doesn’t have to go far before he or she encounters a stand,” he said. Plus, additional guards will be floating between stands on Independence Day to provide support for guards and guests. By knowing these people are safe for the child to interact with, any situation that arises can be handled more smoothly, Arbin said. Also, having a plan and discussing it in advance is highly recommended. “Kids are swimming in the ocean — they don’t care. But the ocean has currents and can drag them down the coast,” he said. “So if they go in at First Street and come out at Third Street, they might not see the family See ARBIN Page 28

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Fireworks, hot dog-eating contest, music, 5K on tap Continued from Page 26 bled in the restaurant’s parking lot for the 10-minute event, which is modeled after Nathan’s famous Fourth of July international contest. Bleachers, a satellite bar and hot dog vendor will be set up for spectators. “It’s a fun event,” Erbe said. “[We] try to bring the Ocean City community together with different restaurants coming together for one cause.” The “Top Dog” will take home $1,500. Second place will receive $500 and third will take home $300. DJ BK is slated to emcee the competition again this year. Fish Tales, Coors Light and Dietz & Watson are sponsoring the event. Dietz & Watson will also supply the hot dogs. Call 410-289-0990 for more information or to participate in the hotdog eating contest if spots are still open.

• Declaration of Independence Reading: The American Legion and the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution will hold a joint event at the American Legion Synepuxent Post 166 on 24th Street on Wednesday, July 4 at 11 a.m. President Mark Tyler of the Captain John Smoot Chapter of the SAR will read the Declaration of Independence. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit or call 410-289-3166.

Ocean Pines:

• Freedom 5K: Ocean Pines kicks off its Independence Day celebration on Wednesday with the fourth annual Freedom 5K run and walk. Families are encouraged to participate in the timed race, which starts at 8 a.m. and heads around the Veterans Memorial Park, across Ocean Parkway and through the Ocean Pines Community where runners will pass the South Gate Pond to the finish line near the Veterans Memorial. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Achilles InternationalMaryland, a nonprofit charity that enables people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to support the military. An award will be presented for best costume, as well as to race winners. At the finish line, flags from each of the military branches will be on display in Veterans Memorial Park, and the first 250 registered runners

are guaranteed event T-shirts. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Register online at or call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052.

• Fourth of July Celebration: The fun in Ocean Pines continues at 11 a.m. with the Fourth of July celebration at Veterans Memorial Park on Cathell Road. The All-American celebration will include a deejay, water slides, carnival games, a dunking booth and concessions. Festivities take place until 3 p.m. Wristbands for unlimited rides on the water bounce cost $6 and tickets will be sold for additional rides and games. For more information, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 or visit  

• Fireworks: Ocean Pines festivities come to a close with a free firework display at Showell Park across from Showell Elementary School on Racetrack Road, Wednesday night. Visitors are encouraged to watch the display from Showell Elementary School, the Community Church of Ocean Pines, Most Blessed Sacrament School or the Pavilions for a good view. Free parking will also be available in these locations. “Ocean Pines residents and nonresidents will be able to watch in wonder as fireworks ignite and light up the sky in an evening you will not soon forget,” Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer stated in a press release. Fireworks will begin shortly after dark. The event is open to the public and the Community Church at Ocean Pines will be selling refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. The event will take place on Thursday, July 5 if there is inclement weather. For more information, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 or visit  


•Family fun: Burley Oak Brewing Company on Old Ocean City Boulevard will host a family event on Tuesday, July 3, from 1-5 p.m. The outdoor festival will have live music, $5 Burley Oak ales, food available for purchase and family games. A $10 cover includes one beer See ASSORTMENT Page 28



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Assortment of activities scheduled Continued from Page 27 ticket. Anyone under 21 is admitted free. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs for fireworks viewing in the parking lot. The Independence Day fireworks are slated to begin around 9:15 p.m. at Berlin Falls, a multi-use outdoor park across the street from the brewery. For more information, call Burley Oak at 443-513-4647. • Taylor Museum “Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration”: The Calvin B. Taylor House will host an “Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 3, from 4-7 p.m. There will be a picnic on the lawn, signing of the Declaration of Independence and children’s games in-

cluding corn hole, ring toss and a scavenger hunt. Musician Charlie Flagiello will perform. “People can sign [the Declaration of Independence],” Jan Quick, president of the Taylor House Museum Board said. “We’re blowing one up one and they’ll have ability to sign their own names to feel [like a founder].” Street Kitchen food truck will be on hand and lemonade slushies and cherry pies will be offered by the museum. “People can bring their own picnic lunch if they want, then be able to stay and sit on the lawn if they want to see the fireworks from there,” Quick said. “It’s a family-oriented picnic supper on the lawn.” For more information, call 410641-1019 or visit https://taylorhouse-

Snow Hill:

• Fireworks: Fourth of July festivities take place Saturday, June 30, in Snow Hill with a firework display over the Pocomoke River in Sturgis Memorial Park. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with ice cream, drinks and food provided by the Snow Hill Rotary Club available before the fireworks start around 9:15 p.m. There will be bounce houses and face painting for children. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket to Sturgis Park. Parking will be available at public lots on Green and Washington streets. For more information, call 410632-0809.

Arbin: introduce children to guards Continued from Page 26 umbrella any more.” Arbin said he’s observed that kids will also typically walk in the opposite direction of the family beach site, with the wind at their backs. “So they get out of the ocean and look around, and the wind is in their face from one direction, so they go the other way and get farther and farther away,” he said. Also, Arbin said children may not always remember to ask for a drink, and will most likely not remind someone that sunscreen needs reapplying. “Bring any medications you or your family might need, but keep your valuables at home,” he said. Arbin also said that although fireworks are legal to sell in the county, they are illegal within Ocean City.

“You can go down to the Wal-Mart and buy fireworks, but the only thing we allow are sparklers,” and even those can be iffy, because sparklers burn at very high temButch Arbin peratures and the leftover wire can cause injury if not disposed of properly. “If you find an unexploded firework, contact a guard and we’ll call the fire marshal to dispose of it,” he said. Respect between fellow bathers is also recommended, and is shown in simple ways, like not assuming everyone around you shares the same musical tastes. “Listening is fine, but if you have

the speakers way up we’re going to tell you to turn it down or off, because everyone wants to have a good time,” he said, though he added the guards would be more likely to pay a visit if the songs had coarse lyrics. “The fireworks are at night, so people tend to stay out on the beach longer, but we’re still off duty at 5:30 p.m. and people should keep their feet in the sand as long as there’s no guard in the stand,” he said. Beyond that, Arbin said, the best bets were to come in early, eat dinner in the resort and then find a spot at one of the town’s shows. “Once the show is over, don’t rush out. As soon as the fireworks end it’s just gridlock everywhere. Go to the Boardwalk, visit the shops — take your time,” he said.


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Taurus, honesty may be the best policy, but you may have to temper how much information you reveal at one time. Be a little stingy around sensitive people.

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AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, it may seem like you’re feeling extreme highs or lows. Soon things will settle down. Enjoy some well-deserved escapism for the time being.

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Ocean City museum to offer programs again this summer

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Learn about the animals that inhabit the land and sea, Ocean City history, knot-tying, sea life, beach safety and sharks during the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum’s 10th annual summer educational programs, which begin July 2 and continue until Aug. 25. Most of the free 30-minute programs will take place on the Boardwalk at the tram station, just north of the museum, at 10 a.m. There will not be a program on July 4. “These programs are interactive,” Assistant Curator Christine Okerblom said. “By attending one of our programs you get to learn semaphore from the Ocean City Beach Patrol staff and learn how to identify different shore birds and look for dolphins.” During Monday’s sessions, the “Stories from the Past” program will detail what the resort was like as a small fishing village before growing into a resort town. It is aimed more toward adult audiences. The Ocean City Beach Patrol will lead a beach safety class on Tuesdays with information on rip tide currents, digging holes, what the job of a lifeguard entails, prevention tips and how to use

semaphore flags. The sign on the back of lifeguard stands is used as a guide to direct safety seminars for Boardwalk guests. Children can look forward to giveaways such as pencils, coloring books, sunscreen samples and waterproof first aid kits. Members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol usually bring an ATV or Jet Ski for kids to pose for pictures next to. Lt. Ward Kovacs of the Ocean City Beach Patrol encourages adults and children to come out learn about the safety hazards and ways to avoid danger. “We want people to come to Ocean City and have a good time,” Lt. Kovacs said. “If they ever find themselves in danger we want them to have the information to alleviate the problem and to be safe.” Participating in the free museum programs allows beach patrol members to fulfill the education portion of its mission, which also includes prevention and intervention, according to Lt. Kovacs. A staple returning for the 27th year are lessons on knot tying, held every Wednesday outside the museum at the southern end of the Boardwalk. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members

Ocean City Life-Saving Station museum aid Robin Beauchamp feeds several seahorses their lunch last year. The museum’s aquarium room contains creatures, such as American Eels, that are indigenous to Ocean City’s salt water. The museum also has two 250-gallon tanks and other small tanks that feature horseshoe crabs and blue crabs.

return to demonstrate a number of different types of knots including a figure eight, reef knot, bowline, a double half hitch and clove hitch. “The kids really impress me,” said Joe Britvch, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer. “They learn a lot faster than the adults. I don’t know if it’s a visual or a mechanical thing but I get a real kick out of it.” Britvch and fellow volunteer Don Schaefer will also hand out a one-page brochure with information and instructions about the different kind of knots to take home and practice on their own. Thursday’s “All About Sharks,”

which Okerblom will present this summer, is a popular activity. The informative program focuses on sharks found off the coast of Ocean City. “There are phobias surrounding sharks and you will learn what is true about the sharks that call Ocean City home,” Okerblom said. “[You can even] hold a Megalodon shark tooth and examine a real mako and tiger shark jaw.” On Friday, “Land, Sky and Sea” will highlight how the island was formed, what birds fly overhead and what creatures inhabit the ocean and coastal bays. “Using binoculars and with the help See OC Page 32


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Retired firefighter Nicholas Holzberger, of Prince George’s County, poses next to his fire truck during the Ocean City FOOL’s Block Party at Cowboy Coast on 17th Street, Tuesday, June 19.


James Glime and Jennifer Larmore, of Pittsville, smile for a photo during the Ocean City FOOL’s Block Party at Cowboy Coast on 17th Street, Tuesday, June 19.


Friends come together for a photo during the Ocean City FOOL’s Block Party at Cowboy Coast on 17th Street, Tuesday, June 19. Pictured, from left, are Mark and Dianne Vavra of Long Island, Jason Bloom and Liz Steedman, Jen Senior and Gary Utz, all of Ocean City, and Jack Browning, of Anne Arundel.


Baltimore residents Breanna Nickles and Jeremy McGainey enjoy drinks during the Ocean City FOOL’s Block Party at Cowboy Coast on 17th Street, Tuesday, June 19.


Car and truck enthusiasts converge at the Car and Truck Meet at Big Easy on 60th Street on Saturday, June 23. Pictured, from left, are Cliff Sommers, Delmar; Phil Gordon, Orlando; Jeff Wootten, Delaware; Maurice Taylor, Baltimore; and Sean Case, Salisbury. Standing in back are Hayden Luhrman of Dover and Jason Keyser of Hurlock, Maryland.


Truck lovers Mark and Crystal Orona, from Elkton, pose with Chris Wegman, of Bear Island, Maryland, during the Car and Truck Meet at the Big Easy on 60th Street on Saturday, June 23.

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OCEAN 13 Attending the Ocean 13 Whiskey Bar and Piano Lounge ribbon cutting last Thursday, from left, are Stephanie Meehan, Hope and Mike Thomas, Brandi Mellinger and Ginger Fleming.


Ocean 13 owners, from left, Steve Bowers, Nicholas Sikora, Jamie Stewart and Jeremy Brink celebrate the grand opening of their Whiskey Bar and Piano Lounge on the Boardwalk.


Breaking in the newly minted Ocean 13 Whiskey Bar and Piano Lounge, on the Boardwalk at 13th Street, last Thursday, from left, are Jason Flint, Jessica Jersey and Sami Jo Glaeser.

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members Joe Britvch, standing, and Don Schaefer return to demonstrate a number of different types of knots including a figure eight, reef knot, bowline, a double half hitch and clove hitch.


Continued from Page 29 from one of our museum’s educators, visitors will look out at the inlet, spotting bottle nose dolphins and different shore birds,” Okerblom said. “If you are interested in learning more about Ocean City’s wild side this is the program for you.” On Saturdays, visitors can head inside the Life-Saving Station Museum to watch staff feed a seahorse, American eels, a horseshoe crab, a blue crab, a diamondback terrapin and other sea creatures in the museum’s aquarium room while learning about the animals. “[Participants] will even get the chance to touch and feed a live horseshoe crab at our aquarium feeding,” Okerblom said. Last year, several hundred people participated in the museum’s free programs during its two-month run and they continue to grow in popularity each year. “It’s a very well-attended schedule of programs, and we have families and individuals that have been coming back on an annual basis,” Okerblom said. Most of the Life-Saving Station Museum’s programs take place at the

Boardwalk tram station, just north of the museum. The station has benches for guests to sit on and a roof for protection from sun and rain, though the free programs will be canceled in extreme conditions. The beach safety program on Tuesdays takes place on the Boardwalk directly in front of the museum and Saturday’s aquarium feeding program is inside the museum at 813 S. Atlantic Avenue, at the southern tip of the Boardwalk. The 30-minute programs will be offered Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. Though they are free to attend, admission to the museum costs $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens age 62 and older and active duty military members, and $1 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger get into the museum for free. “We’re looking forward to another good year,” Okerblom said. The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the summer. Visit, call 410289-4991 or e-mail for more information.

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More than 500 dancers to perform in resort, July 1-5

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The fifth Believe National Talent Dance Competition will take place at the convention center on 40th Street, July 1-5. Over 540 performers representing 15 different studios from across the country will compete in various genres such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, and other dancing styles. Believe National divides groups based on performance level and age. For performance level, the program separates dancers into three groups based on two criteria: the amount of time spent in the studio each week and performance/competition history. “Competitive dance is such an amazing thing for these kids to be a part of growing up,” National Director Mark Dillard said. “Not only are they learning how to dance, they are learning the importance of hard work, discipline, responsibility and teamwork.” The competition includes advanced, intermediate and novice dancers. Single age divisions only apply to jazz, tap, open, lyrical and contemporary. All other dance categories have multiple age divisions including 8 and under, 9-11, 1214, 15-19, and 20 and over. Believe National judges more than 20 styles of dance, including baton, clogging,

folkloric, pointe, pompon, drill team, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap and contemporary. “This is a competition for children competing against some of the best dancers in the country and having fun doing so,” Dillard said. Over 500 acts are scheduled to perform during the week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Routines can last anywhere between two and eight minutes. Performances vary each day depending on the type of routines being performed, such as solos, duets, trios and groups. There is no cost to watch the competitions. Competitors must qualify at a regional event in order to attend the National Finals in Ocean City. The highest scoring groups from the week will compete in the “Battle at Believe” finals on Thursday, July 5. The finals will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners will receive medals, pins, trophies, banners, and Star Dollars toward future Star Dance Alliance events. Believe has added adjudication trophies for every performance, which studios can relinquish for groups, in place of a donation to iDance4aCure, a nonprofit raising money to fight against childhood cancer. For more information, visit or call 844-737-3737.

Master Chief Nathan Beach poses with wife, Micaela, son, Bryce, 9, and daughter, Bella, 7, at the Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, June 22. Master Chief Beach will be taking over command from Master Chief Sparks. MORGAN PILZ/ OCEAN CITY TODAY

Master Chief Nathan Beach joins OC Coast Guard Station By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) With the end of Master Chief Timaree Sparks’ tour as officer in charge of the Ocean City Coast Guard Station late last week, the way was set for Master Chief Nathan Beach to take over, in what he plans as his final tour of duty. Beach, 38, has been in the Coast Guard for half of his life. He plans on retiring after this assignment is over, and remain in the area with his wife,

Micaela, and his children Bryce, 9, and Bella, 7. Master chiefs are the highest rank enlisted personnel can achieve in the Coast Guard, with only about 1 percent of all enlisted officers achieving the rank. Beach said growing up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, he had few options besides commercial fishing or farming, and joined the Coast Guard as another option. He said a See BEACH Page 35



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Beach takes over command from Master Chief Sparks Continued from Page 33 friend’s father convinced him to join while he was directing his own son down the same path. “I grew up on the water and worked crabbing and fishing on the weekends,” he said. “The Coast Guard fit in perfectly with my life on the Chesapeake Bay.” Realizing he couldn’t make a living commercial fishing and hoping to see more of the country also factored into his decision, he said. So, a few months after he graduated high school he joined up, and after boot camp was given his first assignment. “I was assigned to Ocean City. My career has come full circle,” he said. After his initial run in Ocean City,

he also served time at the Indian River station, then moved to Louisiana, then back to Maryland for the Oxford, Maryland station, to Rhode Island, then Florida, then back to Louisiana and finally back here. Beach met his spouse in Louisiana. “This is a dream for us. We love the Eastern Shore. I’ve been trying to get back for a while,” he said. Now that he’s back, he said he’s not considering making any large operational changes. “Everyone can expect the same services as before,” he explained. “I’m going to run it a lot like Master Chief Sparks.” As for the standards by which those services are judged might undergo some tweaks.

“My goal is to provide mission excellence, and really making sure all the people here are trained, so if someone out there needs us, we’ll be ready,” he said.


Master Chief Timaree Sparks poses with daughters, Sadie, 9, and Teagan, 8, during the Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, June 22.

Scholarship in memory of Jacobs

(June 29, 2018) The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines - Ocean City has initiated a named scholarship in memory of Richard Jacobs, a long time member who suddenly passed away April 7. Jacobs contributed many years of

service to the community, the Kiwanis Club’s charitable activities and through his music supporting many local events. He was a cantor and choir member at St.John Neumann Catholic Church and a member of the Pinetones.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Ocean Pines Kiwanis Foundation and mailed to 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible for those who itemize.

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Over 5,000 grads participate in Play It Safe During 29th annual event, free activities included mini golf, laser tag and volleyball

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) More than 5,000 high school graduates took advantage of the free activities offered through the 29th annual Play It Safe program this June. The 2018 program officially began May 30, with a breakfast at the Dough Roller on Third Street. Events for the 29th Play It Safe season kicked off the next day and ran through June 15. The activities are designed to prevent recent high school graduates from abusing alcohol and other drugs while celebrating in the resort.

This year, 5,515 graduates participated in Play It Safe events, a decrease from 2017 when 6,198 took part in the free activities. “I just didn’t see the big groups of kids as we have had in years past,” said Donna Greenwood, chairwoman of the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee and a Play It Safe volunteer. “I also work for [Ocean City] Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, and when I talked to the people who owned hotels and motels that I know have housed graduates in the past, they didn’t have them this year.” Four events – a scavenger hunt, the second Splash Mountain park, and the first week of kayaking and mini golf – were cancelled because of rain this year, although teens had 43 other activities to pursue.

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Walker’s steps for homemade tomato sauce

By Deborah Lee Walker Contributing Writer (June 29, 2018) Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “obsession” as being greatly occupied with a particular subject. If culinary perfection is to be achieved, each and every thought must be emulsified with a particular topic for complete success. That being said, I am fascinated with food and love to entertain. I could spend all day in the kitchen trying out new recipes and improving on classic ones. Some might think I have lost my mind, I beg to differ. Diligence blended with imagination equates passion and it is this type of driving force that sets one chef apart from another. With that thought in mind, we will talk in detail about how to make a fantastic tomato sauce from scratch. One might argue there is no way they have time for such a feat. I certainly understand this, but knowing the minutes details will teach you to appreciate the difference between fresh tomato and bottled sauce. There is much to discuss, so let’s get started. Making sauce from fresh summer tomatoes is not only time consuming but is a very intricate process where knowledge and understanding is imperative. What is really interesting is that the two primary goals in making fresh tomato Celebrating 30 Y Yeears, From

sauce are actually opposing theories. Allow me to explain. First, the sauce should taste like it was made from fresh tomatoes, which means it should have a bright, fruity aroma and flavor of barely cooked tomatoes. But at the same time, the sauce should also have a concentrated consistency and have deep, sweet notes which can only be achieved by cooking off much of the natural water and caramelizing the fruit’s natural sugars. So how does one get the best of both worlds? The first step is to figure out which type of tomato is best suited for sauce. It is generally accepted that plum (or Roma) tomatoes have the best overall texture for a well-balanced sauce. They contain less water, yield more sauce per pound of fruit, and require a shorter cooking time which helps retain some of that fresh tomato flavor. However, Roma tomatoes are lacking in flavor which does not produce the best tasting sauce. You can build more zest by adding other types of tomatoes such as beefsteak, vine-ripened, or even cherry tomatoes for a full-bodied sauce; but with this extra essence comes an excess of tomato water. The next consideration is what part of

the tomato should be used for a more complex sauce. There is no question using the whole tomato will provide the best results. The skin, flesh and jelly (the jiggly substance that surrounds the seeds) are the best components for a fresh tomato sauce. Most home cooks discard tomato skins because of their toughness. What a pity because this is where the most concentrated source of tomato flavor is. But if the skins are pureed in a blender, they add flavor and texture to the sauce. The core and seeds should be omitted. The core is a hard substance that has no flavor and the seeds mar the sauces consistency and can cause bitterness. Seeding tomatoes is very easy. Simply halve the tomatoes and squeeze the jelly into a fine-mesh strainer that is set over a bowl. This separates the seeds from the

flavor-packed jelly. The next step is to cut the tomatoes into 2-inch pieces, and process along with the strained jelly into a blender and blend until smooth. But you will want to reserve some of the strained jelly to add back to the sauce after it has reduced. This step restores much of the tomatoes’ bright sweetness and gives it the coveted freshness. Adding a few ingredients such as fresh garlic, dried pepper seeds and dried oregano bring the sauce together. Two tablespoons of heavy cream and a few pinches of baking soda remove the acidity of the tomatoes while they are cooking. When the sauce is almost done, add the remaining tomato jelly and fresh basil for a delicious tomato sauce. Pretty soon the farmer’s markets will See MAKE Page 38


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By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The Worcester County Public Schools Board of Education was presented a report highlighting two programs boosting literacy and health during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19. Coordinator of Instruction Dee Shorts and Literacy Coach Georgia Wierengo discussed the 100 Book Challenge Program, which promotes higher literacy proficiency for Kindergarten-aged children. The program was implemented at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. “At the beginning of the school year, 22.9 percent of students were ready for first grade,” Shorts said. “By the end of the year that number jumped to 89.6 percent.” According to their PowerPoint presentation, the major causes for such a low percentage stemmed from students not having access to large classroom libraries to support reading in school and at home, outdated texts and activities, and variation of knowledge between teachers. The program is based on three evaluations: cultural engagement, student choice, and the ability to meet the student’s reading level. Students would “shop for books” during class time every morning,

choosing four to six. An independent reading time was slowly implemented at school, starting from five minutes up to 30. Students began taking books home after three weeks and they kept a log of their reading hours. “These kids are highly engaged in these books,” Wierengo said. “They love to read.” After three weeks, the Independent Reading Level Assessment was used to determine reading levels among individual students. Children received medals for each 15 minutes they read. “Successes are celebrated through steps,” Wierengo said. Another program to boost literacy and comprehensive levels in Worcester County schools is the Integrated Health Literacy Program (IHLP), which was created through a partnership with Atlantic General Hospital in 2012. The program addresses the need for students to make effective decisions and advocate their own health and share information with peers and family regarding health choices. Students are scored on a 0-2, 3-4 or 5-6 scale. Five-to-six indicates a high health literacy rate, whereas 0-2 scores require significant improvements. All health literacy levels are inte-

grated into reading, math, social studies and science in every grade level. “In every grade level we are seeing increases in student’s health literacy scores,” said IHLP Coordinator of Instruction Tamara Mills. The most significant improvement occurred at the third-grade level, where students with high literacy health score of 5-6 increased from 37.2 percent pre-test to 68.7 percent post-test – a 31.5 percent increase. Different levels of health literacy are focused on depending on grade level. First graders learn about germs, dental health and eating healthy, while third graders are taught about energy balance, exercise and healthcare. At the middle school level, seventh graders learn about healthy sleep habits, stress and coping skills, and sun safety. Meanwhile, eighth graders are taught stress management, the importance of not texting and driving, and are educated about substance abuse. Nutrition education is a required literacy lesson in every grade level. As students enter into middle school, stress management also becomes a required lesson in seventh and eighth grade. The Health Literacy Program will continue in grades 1 through 8.




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All documented cases of lightning strikes in Ocean City have been when people were on the beach and lightning was still in the area. Follow the directions of the lifeguards when they clear the beach due to storm activity. PHOTO COURTESY KRISTIN JOSON

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Beach dangerous place to be during storm, lightning By Kristin Joson Contributing Writer (June 29, 2018) Have you ever wondered why the lifeguards make people leave the beach when it is just thundering or a little bit of lightning, or perhaps it might appear to be a nice sunny day?

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BP in constant contact with weather service Continued from Page 40 ciated with lightning, especially as it relates to the beach environment. The Ocean City Beach Patrol is in constant contact with the weather service and is aware of the current weather situation at all times. Recent developments in lightning detection and monitoring technologies give us more accurate and timely information on potentially dangerous developing cloud-toground lightning and we use this information to help assure you and your family’s safety. With the launch of NOAA’s most advanced weather satellites ever developed (GOES-R and GOES-S), last year and earlier this year, real-time lightning detection is more accurate and readily available than ever and will assist us in providing early warning of these deadly events. The beach is probably one of the worst places to be when lightning is near. Most people know that being in the water is dangerous, but they feel a bit safer on the beach. This is a dangerous assumption. In fact, all documented cases of lightning strikes in Ocean City have been when people were on the beach and lightning was still in the area. So please follow the directions of the lifeguards when they clear the beach due to storm activity. The beach patrol’s operations center is monitoring the current weather as well

as being alert to situations where there is a sudden change in weather patterns that will potentially impact our area. Many times weather conditions vary from one end of Ocean City to the other. I have seen it many times to be sunny and mild in the south by the Boardwalk and lightning and showers just nine miles north. There are many documented cases throughout the country of people being hit by lightning while the sun is shining (called a bolt from the blue). The beach patrol is not only in constant contact with the weather service, but we have constant communication with each other up and down the beach as well. The guards know when lightning has been spotted in an area and will alert our duty officer in the beach patrol’s operations center. The beach patrol, like other modern emergency services, relies on two-way radio systems as well as semaphore and a whistle system. The beach patrol’s primary concern is your safety and we will clear the beaches if we feel you are not safe. While vacationing on the beach in Ocean City you may or may not notice the lifeguards communicating with each other, but please heed their warnings

and leave the beach if asked to do so, even if you do not see lightning. Due to constant monitoring of the weather and their communication systems, they are aware of dangers that you might not be able to see. A beach is listed as one of the most vulnerable places to be during an electrical storm, according to weather researchers. The Ocean City Beach Patrol will clear the beach if lightning is spotted in the area. After making sure all beach patrons have been warned (whether or not they heed our warning and leave) lifeguards then take cover to the back of the beach for their safety. No one is permitted back on the beach until there has been no lightning for 30 minutes. Beach patrol supervisors will then patrol the beach in covered vehicles to make sure that everyone is staying off the beach. You would be amazed at how many beach patrons want to argue or give excuses why they are out on the beach when there is visible lightning. Several years ago, shortly after we cleared the beach due to lightning in the area and after the last stragglers left the beach, one of our guard stands on 127th Street was struck by lightning. This is concrete evidence of the need to heed the lifeguards’ orders to get off the beach immediately (do not even take time to pack

up) when lightning is nearby. The lightning strike during this brief but powerful thunderstorm resulted in splintering and burning the stand’s wood, and sending sparks and nails shooting outward. The people watching from nearby balconies got to witness the danger of lightning first hand. However, there are some people who still don’t realize the dangers. It is very unsettling to try to reason with people that their life is in danger. I realize they might not have seen lightning, but we are only trying to do our job and keep everyone safe. We have over 100 lifeguards scanning the beach and we are in close contact with weather communications. Thirty minutes is not too long to wait to catch that wave and actually live to tell about it. Captain Butch Arbin has been with the beach patrol for 46 years. With that experience he has been involved with 10 documented and confirmed lightning strikes involving people. The worst case occurred about 35 years ago in the area of North Division Street when a group of individuals were warned to leave the beach but instead they insisted on staying and huddled under their umbrella. Unfortunately for them and their loved ones at home it was the last bad deSee LIGHTNING Page 43

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Lightning real, present danger Continued from Page 42 cision they would ever make. A single bolt of lightning killed all four instantly. The surf rescue technicians left the safety of the buildings where they had retreated for cover and performed lifesaving measures; the end result was four fatalities. Stories like this are scary. Yet, still we get concerns from beach patrons about sharks and questions like, “Is it safe to be in the ocean?” But lightning is a real and present danger that is emphasized by the following statistics: In a recent 12-year period Maryland ranked 25th in lightning deaths with an average of over one per year, while in that same period there were no incidents involving sharks. In fact, Maryland has never even had one documented shark attack in the whole history of the state. There is some confusion about where is the most dangerous place to be during a storm since our surf rescue technicians clear the water first. This isn’t because it is more dangerous in the water but rather because it takes far more time for a person in the water to exit and then gather their belongings before leaving the beach. As your surf rescue technician is informed of an approaching storm they will signal everyone out of the ocean and inform them of the situation. As soon as they see visible lightning they will signal everyone on “their” beach to quickly take cover off the beach. The surf rescue technician will then assure that everyone they are responsible for has been warned of the dangerous situation and then they too will quickly seek

safety off the beach. Your surf rescue technician does not go off duty but finds a safe location just off the beach while continuing to warn people to stay off the beach until they receive the “All clear.” Once the “All clear” is given they will return to their post and you can return to your beach activities. Remember… “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.” This is for your safety. Ocean City is famous for its clean, safe and fun beach and ocean, and that is what brings you here and keeps you coming back. However, when conditions make it unsafe to be on the beach or in the ocean, the beach patrol is committed to providing for you and your family’s safety so that you can return another day. Enjoy the beach but please do so in a safe manner and listen to the lifeguard on duty in all matters. One thing that you can always do to remain safe is talk to your lifeguard about current beach conditions each day and limit beach activity to a time when lifeguards are on duty. To get current information about the beach patrol as well as daily stats and current beach conditions, you can follow the beach patrol on Twitter, Instagram or “like us” on the Official OCBP Facebook page. If interested in working as part of this exciting organization talk to your surf rescue technician (lifeguard) or visit our website, We can’t wait to be a part of your fun experiences in Ocean City, because we are glad you are here, and always remember to “Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand!”

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PERFECT ATTENDANCE Ten Worcester Prep Lower School students earned Perfect Attendance Certificates for the school year. Pictured, in front, from left, are Jack Hornung, John Parker and John Lynch, and in back, McKenna DePalma, Ipsha Maharjan, Kinzie Bunting, Jack Lynch, Gray Bunting, Jackson Fernley and Briar Parsons.

ANNIVERSARY Ed and Betty Kneavel of Ocean City celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 25.



Jackie Knowlton’s and Julie Lyon’s third graders participated in the Worcester Prep annual Grade 3 Spelling Bee on June 5. Finishing top-three in the contest, from left, are Beau Brittingham, second place; Gavin Mann, first; and Jack Adkins, third.

Stephen Decatur High School sophomore lacrosse players, Tony Scafone and Sarah Engle, were named the May Premier Driving School Athletes of the Month. They are pictured with Assistant Principal Ryan Cowder and Premier Driving School representative Kelly Sisk.


GUEST SPEAKERS Julia Perrotta and Katelyn Busacca from Atlantic General Hospital spoke to Berlin Intermediate fourth graders about MyPlate and healthy eating. They are pictured with fourth graders Ally Coleman, Skylar Kim, Lilianna Perella and Tim Johnson.

The General Levin Winder Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized DAR Good Citizens at four Worcester County high schools. Recipients John Seward, Pocomoke High School, Zachary Donoway, Snow Hill High School, Lilian Rakow, Stephen Decatur High School, and Anchita Batra, Worcester Preparatory School, were each awarded a certificate, lapel pin and gift card. Donoway is pictured receiving the DAR Good Citizen Award from General Levin Winder Chapter Past Regent Patricia Ayers.

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(June 29, 2018) Young explorers ages 9-11 can investigate the local watershed at day camps offered by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program in partnership with the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department this summer. Two sessions of the Ocean Pines Bay Estuary Explorers Camp remain and will be offered July 17-20 and Aug. 7-10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Participants will meet at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway, and will be transported by van to the camp’s launch site. Maryland Coastal Pays Program staff will lead hands-on environmental activities in and around the area’s coastal bays. The schedule will in-

clude critter sampling, orienteering, watershed studies, forestry, nature art and team-building exercises. Campers will also spend a day kayaking on the St. Martin River. The fee for each camp is $110 for Ocean Pines residents and $130 for non-residents. A magnifying glass and photo are included. Due to the variety of activities planned, participants will need to bring a bagged lunch, shoes with a heel, boots, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle and sunscreen each day. A bathing suit, towel, closed-toe shoes and a change of clothes are necessary on Thursdays. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is a nonprofit partnership among the towns of Ocean City and

Berlin, the National Park Service, Worcester County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Planning. Its goal is to protect and enhance the watershed, including the St. Martin River, Newport Bay, Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, Sinepuxent Bay and Chincoteague Bay. For more information about camp or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information about additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, can be found at


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AGH DAISY Award presented to nurse Wendi McDonough (June 29, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital recently presented the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Wendi McDonough, BSN, RN, CPAN, CGRN. McDonough has been a nurse for 22 years, and has been with AGH for 12 of those years. She is BSN prepared and will soon be completing her master’s degree. McDonough is dedicated to the GI specialty as well as the nursing profession. She is board certified in gastroenterology nursing (CGRN) and recovery room nursing (CPAN). “I was astonished and honored to learn that I was selected for the DAISY award,” McDonough said. “Some of my most treasured moments are when someone looks me in the eyes and says, ‘thank you.’ It is then that I know I’m doing what I was called to do.” “She constantly strives for improvement and expects excellence not only for herself, but for all staff working with her,” said Colleen Wareing, vice president of Patient Care Services at Atlantic General Hospital. “She is a champion for motivating staff involvement in professional organizations, department process improvements and attending educational conferences.” “Her knowledge contributes to the excellent teamwork offered by the Endoscopy Center,” the nomination stated. “Her expertise, dedication and passion are evident in the superior

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Atlantic General Hospital recently presented the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Wendi McDonough, BSN, RN, CPAN, CGRN. She is pictured with Kelly Fox, RN, DAISY award coordinator, left, and Colleen Wareing, RN, vice president of Patient Care Services at AGH.

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Assateague Island, Eastern Surfing Assoc. good combo By Dave Dalkiewicz Contributing Writer (June 29, 2018) For those who check out these columns, even from time to time, it’s not hard to notice the subjects of Assateague Island and the Eastern Surfing Association being mentioned. Assateague Island is the next barrier island to the south of Ocean City and begins just across the inlet. It stretches in a southerly direction for about 40 miles with part becoming a section of the state of Virginia fronting the Chincoteague area on the Atlantic Ocean. Fortunately, it’s been left totally natural with no development allowed. At one time, building lots were platted and things were progressing toward that realm. Had it not been for the historic Ash Wednesday Nor’Easter storm of March 1962 we probably would’ve had another town on Assateague. After that fateful weather event the government stepped in and Assateague became what it is today, a Maryland State Park and a Federal National Seashore. The only residents as such are ponies, turtles, flies and mosquitoes which sometimes seem large enough to pick you up and carry you away. These and other critters rule on Assateague. Natural is the operative byword with the firm intent to keep it that way. At times the surf can be excellent, subject of course to the whim of swell, tide, wind and sand bottom contours as in all beach breaks. This becomes obvious with periodic checking of different parts of the island just like it does in “town.” As an example, a certain “secret spot” in the Federal Park doesn’t seem to breaking as of late. This will

result in attention paid to other parts of the island in the hope of finding optimal conditions. Fortunately, the elements came together nicely for contest number two of the ESA-DMV 2018 Summer Series. It was held on Sunday, June 24, in the State Park directly out front after crossing the Verazzano Bridge onto Assateague Island. Beginning promptly at 8 a.m. double beaching was utilized with registration and heats already set up and ready to go. This resulted in a smoothly run event all completed by early afternoon. A clean southerly swell was evident all morning with waves running waist- to-chest-high with bigger sets. A bit weak at first the outgoing tide helped the bigger set waves break on the outside for those fortunate and savvy enough to be in the right place at the right time. As the morning progressed, favorable surface winds made for clean wave faces for most of the contest. It was obvious that the under 12 division had some overhead waves to work with during their heats. Many thanks go to new director Laura Bren and her staff for running a great event in only her second contest. She’s come out of the gate in fine fashion assisted closely by longtime ESA man, Jeff Phillips. Again, thanks to all who helped out, from transporting equipment, setting up, tearing down, judges, tabulators, announcer and various other helpers. It goes to show what can happen when the community pulls together. Stay tuned to for schedule of upcoming events on the ESA-DMV calendar. Assateague Island and the Eastern Surfing Association made, and will continue to make, a nice combination. — Dave Dalkiewicz is the owner of Ocean Atlantic Surf Shop in Ocean City.

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Warshaw retires after decade at Temple Bat Yam

By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) After a decade of leading the congregation at Temple Bat Yam off Worcester Highway in Berlin, Rabbi Susan Warshaw is ready to try something else, or maybe a few somethings else, as she’s decided to retire effective June 30. The first and most obvious benefit for Warshaw is to live with her husband again. “My husband Richard lives in Alexandria, Virginia and I’d go back every weekend or almost every weekend. It’s a lot of driving and sometimes the Bay Bridge can be problematic,” she said. She said she’s going to set up shop outside of the Washington, D.C. area, but doesn’t really know what will come next. After moving back over the bridge, Warshaw said she intends to visit Israel to study and learn, because being a rabbi isn’t something you just stop doing, she said. “I’ll always function as a rabbi, because once you’re a rabbi you’re a rabbi and I’ll work as a rabbi if I’m employed or not,” she said. Warshaw said there was going to be a lot to miss about Bat Yam and the lower shore, and one thing she won’t.



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“Well, I won’t miss all the driving,” she said with a laugh. “But I learned so many things: how to be more compassionate and caring for people with all sorts of problems, I guess to sum it up — I learned to be more accepting.” She hopes the congregation has learned from her as well. “I hope they learned a lot about Israel. And one thing I said all the time was the need to be kind,” she said. A basic tenet of the Jewish faith, she said, is if you see something wrong, you work to fix it. “You don’t pray for peace, you go out and work at it. You have to do something about it,” she said. Warshaw thinks she’ll always be learning or teaching. “There’s always more. Always be learning is a very Jewish value,” she said. “I tried very hard to get to know everyone — you name their babies, you marry them and bury their relatives. I tried to get to know everyone.” Rabbi Estelle Mills has been chosen to succeed Warshaw.

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TENNIS GATHERING Platform tennis players celebrate with happy hour at the Yacht Club in Ocean Pines recently.

ACHIEVEMENTS RISING STARS Sixth graders from Berlin Intermediate School were recognized as Worcester County Rising Stars for their volunteerism in the community. These students have gone over and beyond the hours of the required service learning for sixth grade. Pictured, from left, are Hailey Smith, Emily Backof, Finn Ramnarain, Gabe Clendaniel, Katie Gordon and Connor Smith.

Paige Cummings was presented a monetary award by Ocean Pines Chapter local AK of P.E.O. for her outstanding achievements in high school. She graduated from Severna Park and plans on attending Auburn University’s honors program and will major in architectural engineering. The Philanthropic Educational Organization honored her during a luncheon at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Pictured, from left, are Connie Hall, Cummings and Joann Soults.


‘DAWG TEAM’ Kiwanis “Dawg Team” members are pictured during the opening Thursday night Ocean Pines Concerts in the Park in the White Horse Park on June 21. Kiwanis will be at all the Thursday night concerts selling hot dogs, drinks and their special mini pies. Pictured, from left, are Ron Graybill, Joe Beall, Dan Peletier and Barb Peletier. Pat Winkelmayer is seated.

Raven Roost #44 held its 21st annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 1 at the Ocean Pines golf course to raise scholarship money for deserving graduating seniors. Scholarships are awarded annually to students from Stephen Decatur High School, Indian River High School and Worcester Prep. Almost $15,000 was distributed to seven students. Pictured, from left, are Tucker Brown, Worcester Prep; Olivia Garvey, Indian River; Sammi Whelen, Indian River; Jenna Shumate, Stephen Decatur; Laila Mirza, Stephen Decatur; and Jack Reimer, Stephen Decatur. Not pictured Deborah Marini, Worcester Prep. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, participate on at least one varsity athletic team and demonstrate a high level of volunteerism, community service and leadership.

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CLAYPALOOZA Salisbury resident Patricia Rose sculpts a bowl during the Claypalooza event at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street, Saturday, June 23. MORGAN PILZ/OCEAN CITY TODAY

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Enter short films into ‘Ocean City Film Challenge’

(June 29, 2018) The Ocean City Film Festival in collaboration with the Art League of Ocean City is presenting a challenge to filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers across Delmarva and beyond. “The Ocean City Film Challenge” — the first of its kind for the festival and the Town of Ocean City — is open to any artist who wishes to make a short film that takes place in Ocean City and is in some way about the resort. The film can be of any genre, and the only other parameters are that it not exceed 20 minutes in length and be made between June 16 and July 16. “We love seeing all the talent that comes from local artists, but we’d always love to see more films that are shot right here in OC,” said Film Festival Director William Strang-Moya. “Ocean City is a beautiful landscape, and there’s so much that artists can take advantage of right here in town.” The Ocean City Film Festival is entering its third year after its premiere festival in June 2017 and its second in March 2018. The OCFF additionally holds $5 Film Night events on the third Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street, where local filmmakers showcase their talents to an audience of film lovers and movie buffs. Anyone who participates in the Ocean City Film Challenge will have their film screened at the $5 Film See WINNER Page 52

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Winner will take home prize package filled with goodies Continued from Page 51 Night on July 21, and also at the third Ocean City Film Festival in March 2019. The first-place winner of the Challenge will receive an Ocean Cityrelated prize package including a hotel stay, a restaurant gift card and OC swag. More information and updates on the Festival and the Film Challenge are available online at Contact OCFF Co-Director Kristin Helf at with any questions. The Ocean City Center for the Arts at 502 94th Street is the home of the Art League of Ocean City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the visual arts to the community through education, exhibits, scholarship, programs and community art projects. More information is available at 410-524-9433 or

Take part in goat yoga at OP Farmers & Artisans Market (June 29, 2018) Goatopia, a Whaleyville-based farm, is introducing goat yoga to the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market. The quirky blend of yoga and goats offers market-goers a fun form of animal-assisted therapy. Goat yoga, the latest craze and smile-inducing fitness, is the practice of yoga in the presence of live goats. While participants try to maintain a plank position, the baby goats are known for jumping up onto their back, providing a bit of a massage as they move to keep their balance. “Think of the comfort that cats and horses can bring to someone who is suffering from depression; that animal-assisted therapy parallels with goat yoga,” said Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. Certified yoga instructor Heidi Bodenheimer will be offering the first goat yoga session at the market on Saturday, June 30 from 10-11 a.m. The session costs $30 per person. Those interested are encouraged to register with Goatopia by calling 443880-5338. David Bean, manager of the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market, said shoppers are attracted to the marketplace for its diversity. “Shoppers want the widest selection of products, and the freedom to choose between producers,” Bean said. There are a growing number of merchants selling everything from jewelry, clothing and artwork to pre-

pared foods and local produce. Miniature ponies and alpacas have also become staple market visitors in Ocean Pines. “I’m very proud of our marketplace,” Bean said. “It has taken a lot of hard teamwork from our volunteers and merchants to get to the success we’re seeing today.” The Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market, which is open to the public, is a great place to find alternatives to factory-farmed food, whether that’s dairy, eggs, vegetables and seafood or meat. “I see no slowing down to what’s happening here,” Bean said. “We have many active plans to continue our growth, and to keep the marketplace fresh and a fun place to shop, learn and visit.” The market is sponsored by Neighborhood Sun, a community solar company that works to bring clean, affordable and local solar energy to Maryland. Merchants invite residents and nonresidents to shop local and visit the year-round Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. at White Horse Park, located at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. There will be a July 4 holiday market with special hours, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at White Horse Park. For more information, contact Sawyer at 410-641-7717 ext. 3006 or

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WINNER H.T. Harrison & Sons, Inc. for the second straight year takes home the top prize during the Berlin Bathtub Races, last Saturday. Racers Travis Harrison and Brooke Chambers are now undefeated in two years of competition. Town Center Antiques’ Josh Layfield and Angela Todan came in second place. Fifteen teams took part in the 29th annual Berlin Bathtub Races down Main Street as large crowds lined up to watch. JOSH DAVIS/ OCEAN CITY TODAY

Award categories include restaurant, retail, hotel, motel

(June 29, 2018) “Spring Showers bring May Flowers” and that is exactly what Ocean City’s Beautification Committee is looking for when considering nominations for the 2018 Beauty Spot Awards. The categories for Beauty Spot nominations including residential, condominium, retail, hotel, motel, commercial, restaurant and Boardwalk. Only nominated properties will be judged and the Beautification Committee is asking for the public’s help in finding those special properties that are evidence of civic pride and community beauty. “A property can be nominated by anyone, including the resident or owner of a residence or business, a relative, neighbor, friend, customer or just a passerby,” said Beautification Committee Chairperson Donna Greenwood. “Once all nominations are in, the Beautification Committee will travel around town to view all the nominated properties and will judge them based on plants, flowers, trees, shrubbery, grasses, design, layout, etc. that complement the property.” According to Greenwood, even those properties with little or no ground in which to plant can imaginatively use containers, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets or something else to improve the “curbside” appeal of their property can be nominated. Also, those who make an effort to beautify unattractive areas such as dumpsters, electric boxes, etc., can be recognized. The winners, with their awards, will be presented in the fall during a Mayor and City Council See SUBMIT Page 54

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Submit Beauty Spot nominations by July 5 deadline Continued from Page 53 meeting. To nominate a property, call Greenwood at 410-289-7060, mail nominations to OCBC, Department of Recreation and Parks, 200 – 125th Street, Ocean City, Maryland 21842 or email to before the July 5 deadline. Include the property owner’s name, correct street address and a contact phone number, as well as the nominator’s name with a phone number so that the location and information can be verified.


HULA-HOOPIN’ Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, left, and Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church take part in a hula-hoop competition during the 29th annual Berlin Bathtub Races in Berlin, last Saturday.

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BLOCK PARTY Berlin residents Matt and Hayley Westbrook enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with their daughter, Quinn, 2, during the Believe in Tomorrow Block Party in Berlin, Saturday, June 23. MORGAN PILZ/ OCEAN CITY TODAY


NICE RIDE Standing next to a Nissan GTR customized by Auto Performances Aesthetics A.P.A.C. in Linthicum Heights at the OC Car and Truck Show, from left, are Paco Duarte, event organizer Brad Hoffman and Sean Simpson at the convention center on 40th Street, last Saturday.

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


South end to 28th Street

■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410289-7192, $$-$$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. ■ COINS 28th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410524 3100, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual dining atmosphere for families. Crab cakes, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood. Everything homemade. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. and early bird 4-6 p.m. Daily specials. ■ THE CORAL REEF CAFE / HEMINGWAY'S RESTAURANT 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612, $-$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Four-story atrium cafe and an elegant dining room, Floridian/islandstyle cuisine, fresh seafood, fresh cuts of meat, farmto-table produce, artisanal desserts, hearty sandwiches and much more. ■ COWBOY COAST COUNTRY SALOON AND STEAKHOUSE 17th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6331, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Lunch, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner, 5-10 p.m., daily. Voted 2015 OC Best Cream of Crab Winner. OC’s only steakhouse serving fresh homemade food from scratch. Hand cut steaks, beer can chicken, fresh seafood. We even pickle our own pickles for the best fried pickles you’ve ever had. Kids ride for free on OC’s only mechanical bull. Nightly drink specials, live music, national concert acts. ■ FISHTALES BAR & GRILL 21st Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-289-0990, $-$$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar FishTales is located in a premier outdoor beach location on the bay with the best sunsets. Come for the best local fare. We offer lunch and dinner with great happy hour food and drink specials. Kids play area too. So sit back and enjoy. ■ HOOTERS 5th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-2892690, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Traditional or boneless wings, burgers, quesadillas, tacos and healthy salads. Seafood selections with Alaskan snow crab legs and Maryland steam pots. Pet friendly oceanfront patio. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD, CRAB HOUSE 21st Street, Ocean City 410-289-7747, $$-$$$ | Full bar Traditional dining, buffet and carry out. Early Bird Menu when seated before 5 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet. Voted OC’s Best Buffet. Featuring more than 100 items including snow crab legs, carving station, made-to-order pasta, handmade crab cakes and so much more. ■ VICTORIAN ROOM RESTAURANT Dunes Manor Hotel, OCEANFRONT at 28th and Baltimore Ave, Ocean City 410-289-1100, $$ - $$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Open year round. Oceanfront dining atmosphere with local, farm to table/sea to table cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday, till 10 p.m.). Also Zippy Lewis Lounge with happy hour from 4-7 p.m., featuring Craft Beer selections and appetizer menu; Milton’s Out Door Cafe; and the Barefoot Beach Bar in season.


29th to 90th streets

■ 32 PALM 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410289-2525, $$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ THE BIG EASY ON 60 5909 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-524-2305, $-$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Come try some Ocean City favorites as well as our take on traditional Louisiana cajun dishes. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week, year-round. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday

and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ DRY 85 OC 12 48th Street, Ocean City 443-664-8989, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Steps from the beach. Gourmet “stick to your ribs” home cooking. A made-from-scratch kitchen with every sauce and every dressing hand crafted. It’s that attention to detail that takes the concept of burgers, fries, pork chops and wings and turns them completely on their head. Late night bar. Seasonal outdoor seating. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE 31st Street, Ocean City 410-289-2581, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Known for all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600, $ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Featuring homemade pizzas, 18 gourmet pizzas, a variety of calzones, subs, burgers, sandwiches and jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Live music Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays. Carry out or delivery until 4 a.m. ■ LONGBOARD CAFÉ 67th Street Town Center, Ocean City 443-664-5639, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving lunch and dinner. Lite fare to dinner entrees offering a variety of burgers, paninis, sandwiches and salads. The "veggies" menu features wrinkled green beans. Signature house libiations and signature entrees made with ingredients from local farms and fisheries. A family restaurant. ■ OCEAN PINES BEACH CLUB 49th Street and the beach, Ocean City 410-5242957, $$ | Full bar Enjoy Beach Front Casual Dining, swimming pool and music on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Fresh seafood sandwiches, wraps, tacos, nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, signature drinks and more. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 $ | Kids’ menu | Beer, wine The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ RARE AND RYE 106 32nd St., Ocean City 410-213-7273, Full Bar Whiskey and wine bar. Farm to table. Locally grown and prepared cuisine with an eclectic menu. Unique libations with robust selection of ryes, bourbons, whiskeys and specialty drinks. Authentic green space with industrial and rustic décor. ■ RED RED WINE BAR OC 12 48th Street, Ocean City 443-664-6801, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Steps from the beach. Coastal cuisine with a focus on local seafood and hand tossed pizzas plus artisanal cheeseboards. 35+ wines By the Glass, 120+ By the Bottle. Flights. Luxurious colors and custom built couches. Late night bar. Seasonal outdoor seating. ■ ROPEWALK 82nd Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-1109, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Watch the sunsets. Indoor dining and bar, deck dining and tiki bar. Serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Serving lunch and dinner, 7 days a week in casual atmosphere. Happy hour specials all day, every day. ■ SEACRETS 49th Street, Ocean City 410-524-4900, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SKYE RAW BAR & GRILLE 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762, $-$$ | Reservations | Full bar Lunch, dinner, raw bar or lite fare, at the top of 66th Street and Coastal Highway. Happy hour, 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials.


91st to 146th streets

■ BAYSIDE CANTINA 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200, $-$$ | Full Bar Owned and operated by the Phillips family. Now open and offering fresh, simple and authentic flavors of classic Mexican favorites. Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. featuring $4 classic margaritas, sangria, draft beers and nacho bar in bar, lounge and patio. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT

AND SUSHI BAR 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983, $-$$ | Reservations | Full bar Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. ■ BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH 116th Street & Coastal Hwy., (Behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium), Ocean City 443-6642896, $$-$$$ | Reservations recommended for large parties | Kids’ menu | Full bar Eastern Shore fare with a New Orleans Flare. Seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Specializing in Jambalaya, Creole, & Gumbo. Home of the Ragin’ Cajun Bloody Mary. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Weekly entertainment. ■ THE CRAB BAG 130th Street, bayside, Ocean City 410-250-3337, $-$$ | Full bar Dine in and carryout. Open 7 Days a week, 11 am til late night. Hot steamed crabs, world famous fried chicken, ribs, burgers, barbecue, pasta, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more. Lunch and weekly carry-out and dinner specials. Happy hour at the beach with drink and food specials. ■ DUFFYS 130th St., in Montego Bay Shopping Ctr. & Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250 1449, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual dining, indoor or outdoor seating. Irish fare and American cuisine. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Second season and daily dinner specials. Dine in, carry out. Happy Hour, daily, noon to 6 pm. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE 128th Street, Ocean City 410-289-2581, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full Bar Known for all-you-can-eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Serving beach-inspired dishes in our oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breakers Pub. All-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet, open year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available Friday and Saturday, 5-9 p.m. ■ JULES FINE DINING 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396, $$, $$$ | Reservations | Kids’ menu | Full bar Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ NICK’S HOUSE OF RIBS 144th Street & Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410250-1984, $$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Casual, family friendly with upscale atmosphere. Extensive menu from our famous baby back ribs, fresh seafood, black angus steaks. ■ REEF 118 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-524-1000, $-$$ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SHANGHAI BUFFET & BAR 131st Street, Ocean City 443-664-8335 $$ | Full Bar OC’s largest seafood, all-you-can-eat buffet featuring soups, raw sushi and sashimi, steamed and baked seafood along with classic Chinese entrees and many classic desserts and fruits. Open 7 days a week. ■ WHISKERS PUB 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-5242609, $ | Kids’ menu | Full bar Certified Angus®burgers and casual fare. Call for hours.


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

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


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


■ OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB 1 Mumford Landing Road, Ocean Pines 410-6417222, $$-$$$ | Full bar Amid a bay front setting, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club offers dining selections for lunch and dinner. Fresh seafood and signature drinks. Live music Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m., Happy Hour daily, 3-6 p.m. and Sunday brunch beginning July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ TERN GRILLE 100 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean Pines 410-641-7222, $$ | Full bar The Tern Grille serves freshly-prepared breakfast and lunch items. Winter hours are Friday and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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

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


Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 PM. Featuring “Storks.” (weather permitting). Ocean City Recreation & Parks, 410-250-0125, Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


Sat., June 30 White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Goat Yoga is the practice of yoga in the presence of live goats. Offering a fun form of animal-assisted therapy. Cost is $30. Those interested are encouraged to register by calling 443-880-5338 or by visiting the Goatopia booth at the Wednesday or Saturday Farmers Markets.


Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Free admission.


Stephen Decatur Park, 17 Burley St., 8:30 PM. Free family-friendly movie featuring “Sing.” Bring a blanket or chair, snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not permitted. Weather cancelations will be posted on Facebook at Town of Berlin Maryland. Mary Bohlen,, 410-641-4314


Saturdays - White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006


Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40


p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 12:00 AM. With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to believe. Held July 15. Grace Wakefield,, 301-870-9550, Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Free admission.


First Baptist Church, 204 Fourth St., 11:00 AM. The Hyssong’s energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message. The Hussongs have received many accolades for their quality, inspirational Southern Gospel sound.


Northside Park, 200 125th St., Ocean City, MD, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Create your own sundae for a nominal fee and enjoy free music by OH BOY! (a tribute to Buddy Holly). Also, free activities and entertainment for children. Additional ice cream novelty and beverage options available. Bring picnic basket and beach chairs. Fireworks display at 9 p.m. Held inside in the event of inclement weather. 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326


Sundays through Sept. 30 - Bethany United Methodist Church, front lawn, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD, 8:30 AM. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. bethany21811@, 410-641-2186


Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


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Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to believe. Held July 1-5. Grace Wakefield,, 301-870-9550, Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., #600, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Michelle, 410-641-9268


Boardwalk Tram Station located just north of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., 10:00 AM. Enjoy fun facts and topics. New topics everyday. Great free summer program for the entire family. Sandy, 410-289-4991,


Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Berlin group No. 169. Rose Campion, 410-641-0157


White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, 8:00 PM. Free family-friendly movie featuring “Coco (2017).” Bring chairs, food and drinks. Ice cream, candy and drinks will be for sale. Open to the public. Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, 410-641-7052,


Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center, 9733 Healthway Drive. Free, monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. By appointment only: Robin Rohlfing, 410-641-9726


Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to believe. Held July 1-5. Grace Wakefield,, 301-870-9550, Atlantic Health Center Conference Room, 9714 Healthway Drive, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. A cooperative effort of local Worship Centers and AGH to increase health awareness, education and healthy living incentives. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Gail Mansell,, 410-641-9725


Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Full menu to select from plus steamed crabs and steamed shrimp. They can be pre-ordered on Monday and Tuesday mornings by calling 410-524-7994 between 9 a.m. and noon.


Caroline Street Stage, Ocean City beach at Caroline Street, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Featuring DJ Batman (OC’s legendary DJ). Enjoy the music and dance in the sand. Bring a beach chair or blanket. 410-250-0125 or 800-626-2326


Boardwalk Tram Station, just north of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD. Enjoy fun facts and topics. Great free summer program for the entire family. Sandy, 410-289-4991,




Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


Mondays - Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, 7:00 PM. All levels of singers and drop-ins welcome. Jean, 410-208-4149


Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 PM. Featuring “Beauty and the Beast (2017).” (weather permitting). Ocean City Recreation & Parks, 410-250-0125,


Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music. Tuesdays through Sept. 25 - Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Got bugs or other plant problems? Bring

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Boardwalk Tram Station, just north of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD. Enjoy fun facts and topics. Great free summer program for the entire family. Sandy, 410-289-4991,

Tuesdays through Aug. 14 - Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. All skill levels welcome. Activities include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games and more. All activities are free. Parents are asked to stay with their children. Denise Ortega, 410-250-0125.


Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


Tuesdays - Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and health lifestyle.



Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to believe. Held July 1-5. Grace Wakefield,, 301-870-9550, Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, 11144 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 7:00 AM - 11:59 PM, Proceeds will be donated to the Achilles International - Maryland. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 250 runners. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; race starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for pre-registration and $35 for day of the race. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite red, white and blue costume. Awards for best costume and race winners. n-pines-association-freedom5k/2018/register



American Legion Post #166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., 11:00 AM. The July 4th joint program will start with President Mark Tyler, of the Captain John Smoot Chapter of the SAR, reading the Declaration of Independence. Also included in the program will be representatives from the SAR Chapter and from the American Legion.


Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 8:00 PM. Enjoy a free concert by Mike Hines and The Look. Followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 410-250-0125 or 800-626-2326 Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, 11144 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Featuring DJ, waterslides, moon-bounces, carnival games, pony rides, a dunking booth and concessions. Free admission


Thursdays - Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577 or Kate, 410-524-0649.


‘ART CAN CLEAN BEACHES’ Ronnie Shockley of Ocean City Public Works deploys an art-enhanced trash can in front of the Gateway Grand on the beach at 48th Street. The can, displaying the Gateway Grand’s logo, is part of the “Art CAN Clean Beaches” project of the Art League of Ocean City, and 32 cans — sponsored by businesses, schools and individuals — are now in the sand from the Delaware line to the Ocean City fishing pier. The Art League and Public Works developed the “Art CAN Clean Beaches” program from an idea brought forward by Ocean City Councilman Tony DeLuca and the Ocean City Green Team. The program hopes to remind beachgoers that trash belongs in the receptacles and not in the sand. Members of the Art League created original artwork, and a $5,000 grant through the Maryland Environmental Trust’s Clean-Up and Green-Up Maryland helped fund the project. and open to the public. Wrist bands for unlimited waterslide and moon-bounces cost $6. Carnival games are free.


Northside Park, 200 125th St., Ocean City, MD, 8:00 PM. Enjoy a free concert by The Reagan Years. Followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 410-250-0125 or 800-626-2326 Showell Park, 11281 Racetrack Road, 9:00 PM. Fireworks can best be seen from Showell Elementary, Most Blessed Sacrament, The Pavilions, Community Church at Ocean Pines and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Showell Park will close at 6 p.m. and parking will not be permitted along the shoulder of Route 589 and Beauchamp Road. Rain date is July 5.


Boardwalk Tram Station, just north of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, MD. Enjoy fun facts and topics. Great free summer program for the entire family. Sandy, 410-289-4991,


Now through Sept. 3 - N. Division Street and beach, 9:00 PM - 11 PM. Special 3minute displays at 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 9:40 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 11 p.m. Featuring high-powered, colored search lights that move and sway to music.


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Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. Open to the public. New vendors welcome. 410-641-7717, Ext. 3006


Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. With professional staging and sound, knowledgeable judges and a performance like no other, this is a dance competition you must experience to believe. Held July 1-5. Grace Wakefield,, 301-870-9550, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Free family-friendly performance featuring “Belle Tones.” Refreshments will be sold, or patrons may bring their own. Open to the public. Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, 410-641-7052,


Sunset Park, 700 S. Philadelphia Ave., 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Enjoy a free concert by Eclipse (Journey Tribute Band) while watching the sunset over the Isle of Wight Bay. Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. It is recommended to bring your own seating. 410289-2800 or 800-626-2326



ONGOING EVENTS Assateague Island North Beach parking lot, 6633 Bayberry Drive, Berlin. Held Saturdays through September and Tuesdays in July and August, 8-9 a.m. Low impact exercise for all levels. Bring a beach towel. Suitable for ages 8 years and up. All gifts of donation go to Assateague Island National Seashore.


Held July 23-27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Star Of The Sea, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City. Each day at “Shipwrecked!! Rescued by Jesus,” kids travel through faith-building rotations that reinforce relevant Bible points and immerse kids in new adventures. All are welcome. Register: Info: Rita, 410-289-7028 or


Kiwanis is selling $5 entries for the Aug. 24 race to benefit Kiwanis Children’s programs like scholarships and student leadership clubs in local schools. Win up to $3,000. The race will be held at Frontier Town Lazy River on Route 611. Winner need not be present to win. Tickets: 410-973-1233.


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Courtyard by Marriott 2 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 Now accepting applications for the following positions: • Night Audit: Full-time, year-round with benefits

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Office Assistant Wanted Full time, no benefits. Sundays and one week day off. 8AM-4PM. Must know QuickBooks, MS Word, MS Excel and e-mail. Salary commensurate with training and experience. Must pass drug test and background check. Apply in person to White Horse Park 11647 Beauchamp Rd Berlin, MD, 8AM-4PM Monday through Saturday.


Now Hiring Servers. Apply within @ Skye Bar & Grille, 66th St., bayside, OC, MD DENTAL OFFICE Looking for Front Desk Person w/dental knowledge. Insurance exp helpful. PT or FT hrs neg. No weekends/evenings. Email or fax resume to 410-213-2955



Alex’s Italian Restaurant Experienced, Year-round Cooks & Servers. Apply in Person. Rt. 50, West OC, or call 410-726-2158 & ask for Alex.

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Experienced Cleaners needed for Part-time work in Ocean City & Bethany. Must have vehicle and cell phone and pass background check. Please call 410-202-2887.

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Cashiers $10-$12 hr. Drivers $12-$16 hr. Cooks $9.25 hr. Applications to be filled out at 81st St. anytime.

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Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel is seeking, a year round full time Sales Manager; with direct reporting to our Director of Sales & Marketing. Must have hotel sales experience to sell and book conferences and group rooms. Must be able to supervise and oversee events. Applicant must be detail oriented and computer literate – Delphi experience a plus. Excellent benefits, working conditions and salary (commensurate with experience). Qualified applicants only, forward resume with salary requirements to: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Human Resources 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Fax: 410-723-9109 ~ EOE M/F/D/V


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Food & Beverage Manager

We are currently recruiting an experienced food & beverage manager to oversee and be responsible for our busy dining room & convention center. Must have strong management experience in a large restaurant, banquet and/or convention services experience, ability to train staff, excellent communication skills and ability to solve problems. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Excellent salary and benefits package. Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Human Resources 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Fax: 410-723-9109 ~ EOE M/F/D/V


Real Estate Title: Processor/Asst Mgr: Amazing Career Opportunity with significant growth potential! Title Company seeking Senior Processor who is looking for management opportunity. Must have at least two years experience in the Real Estate Title business, have a customer service orientation and good technical skills. Title License preferred, but not required. Title Express experience helpful. Delaware experience a plus! We offer a 401(k) retirement program and paid vacation and holidays. Health Insurance offered. Please send resume and salary requirements to resorttitlesservices@ SERVICE PLUMBERS Minimum 3 years experience, DL required. Benefits, great bonus program! Potential of $30+/hour. Email resume to Carol@

Century Taxi - Now hiring taxi drivers. Call Ken 443-2355664.

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These positions may be full or part time, are yearround, and require a flexible schedule. We offer excellent pay and benefits. Experience is preferred but we will train the right person. Please apply in person at 112th Street, Ocean City, next to the Gold Coast Mall Classified Deadline is Monday @ 5pm

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

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DOWNTOWN OCEAN CITY Immaculately clean 2BR apartment. Sleeps 5. Entire summer season. Price is $2,000 per person including utilities, plus deposits. No smoking, parties, or pets. All male or all female. Taking applications. Call or text 410-422-2100

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DIRECT BAYFRONT South Point 1.9 Acre Lot. Approved for well & septic permit. Overlooking Sinepuxent Bay. Price Improvement $389,900. Call Howard Martin Realty, 410-352-5555.


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Water quality test important for well system Lead, e.coli, sand all find ways into private supplies


Nori Sushi Bar and Grill opened in Gold Coast Mall on 115th Street earlier this week. Pictured, from left, are co-owners Phillip Lambrinos, Basil Christian, Sophia Christian and John Lambrinos. Missing from the photo are co-owners Saphara Lambrinos and Chris Christian.

Sushi bar opens at Gold Coast Mall By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Nori Sushi Bar and Grill will host a grand opening on Monday, July 2, at Gold Coast Mall on 115th Street. The sushi and American cuisine restaurant opened June 27 after undergoing a month of construction and renovations. “I’ve been working at a five-star sushi bar restaurant in uptown Fenwick, and I’ve just had a passion forever to open my own restaurant,” Co-owner and Sushi Chef John Lambrinos said. “We had the possibility to open and now it’s coming to life.” Lambrinos and his entire family, including older brother, Phillip, 22, and sister, Saphara, 25, his mother and father, Chris and Sophia Christian, and younger brother, Basil Christian, 17, are involved in the business. They took over the spot of the former Mexican restaurant on June 5, doing most of the renovations themselves. Sophia Christian has been very supportive of her children’s entrepreneurship. “Without Johnny, we would have never thought about opening a restaurant,” she said. “My son has always told us he wanted a restaurant. He’s been cooking all his life, since he was a kid.” Lambrinos began his cooking career at 16 years old, working at Flying

Fish in Fenwick for four-and-a halfyears. At 21 years old, he believed now was the best time to open a business of his own, according to the young chef. “Nori is very passionate and supports our local farmers and fishermen,” he said. Chris and Sophia Christian currently own the restaurant, and all of their children are listed as partners. They all have a major role in the restaurant. Lambrinos is the kitchen manager and sushi chef, Phillip is the general manager, Saphara is the front house manager, and Basil is the restaurant’s social media and communications specialist. “All these kids are foodies. [They] are very responsible, very eager, and I love it,” Sophia Christian said. “I just love the thought of them owning their own restaurant. These are 20somethings doing a lot of work.” The restaurant will serve traditional raw and cooked sushi, such as salmon, tuna and California rolls, while also including their own brands, such as the 114th Street, Boardwalk, Bayside, Inlet, and Tsunami rolls. In addition to sushi, Nori will also serve American staples such as chicken, steak, and cooked seafood. Other dishes include Crispy Fried Wings served with Nori sauce, Tuna

Tartare, Seafood Ceviche, and Tapas. According to Lambrinos, the Nori sauce tastes like yum-yum sauce, but better. “We’re trying to celebrate authentic Asian cuisine with an American approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredient and sophisticated presentations,” Phillip Lambrinos said. “From small plates to sushi specials [we will] showcase the freshest fish from the finest markets and local sustainable sources.” The restaurant will display paintings from local artists throughout the dining room. All art will be available for purchase and new art will be rotated in monthly. “All of us have worked in restaurants so we know what’s happening,” Basil Christian said. “We’re hoping to make a lot of improvements and take customer feedback on what we’ll be able to improve and make this into one of the coolest places in Ocean City.” “We are just really excited to bring a new, young concept to Ocean City with a young chef [who] has all these exciting ideas and bringing a happy vibe,” Sophia Christian added. Nori is open from 11a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information about the restaurant, call 443-859-1967 or visit its Instagram @NoriSushiOC. A Facebook page and website are currently under development.

By Lauren Bunting Contributing Writer (June 29, 2018) An important inspection for homes, especially those on a private well water supply, is the water quality test. This test usually covers bacterial, chemical and lead testing in our area. These water tests include results on: coliform, e-coli, nitrates/nitrites, sand, turbidity, pH, chlorine, iron and lead. It is not common to find lead in the water supply, but it is possible. Lead is a naturally occurring bluishgray metal found in small amounts on the Earth’s outer layer. Lead can be found in all parts of our environment. Lead is found in many different materials. It can still be found in metal products such as solder and pipes. Because of health concerns, the amount of lead found in products has been reduced in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says lead usually gets into the water from the delivery system. Lead pipes are the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water. Other sources include parts of the water delivery system such as lead solder used to join copper pipes, brass in faucets, coolers and valves. Private wells more than 20 years old may contain lead in the “packer” element that is used to help seal the well above the well screen. Some brands of older submersible pumps used in wells may also contain leaded-brass components. Corrosion of pipes and fixture parts can cause the lead to get into tap water. Local water testing laboratories can perform tests on drinking water for a fee. If your water tests high in lead levels (the allowable limit is 15 parts per billion), try to identify the source of lead with the help of an experienced plumber. Heating or boiling water does not remove lead. — Lauren Bunting is an Associate Broker with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.


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Salon owner Joey Biafore is celebrating her one-year anniversary managing Hair We R in Montego Bay Shopping Center on 129th Street through Sunday with giveaways and food offerings.

Hair We R marks first anniversary with daily prizes

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) Joey Biafore took over Hair We R in the Montego Bay Shopping Center on 129th Street one year ago and is celebrating her anniversary through Sunday, July 1. Biafore has been a hair stylist for nearly two decades and to commemorate her first anniversary of owning the salon she is inviting residents and visitors to stop by Hair We R. “This is something to give back to my family and friends and support the community,” Biafore said. “I made my first year.” Refreshments and giveaways will be offered in the salon each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Montego Bay Super Thrift. Gift baskets filled with styling products and other goodies such as cosmetics and jewelry have been put together and a winner will be drawn each day. Biafore worked as a stylist under the original Hair We R owner, and purchased the salon on her birthday, June 27, last year. She never closed the salon for renovations and would modify the shop after hours or on Mondays, when

the salon is closed. Last October, Biafore held a benefit for Children with Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization which provides high quality wigs for children with medically-related hair loss, instead of having a grand opening. She raised $4,000 and collected 14 feet of hair from over 10 donors. Biafore donated two feet of her own hair. “What better way to do a benefit than to donate hair? It was a huge turnout,” Biafore said. “Everybody was very supportive during that benefit.” Hair We R is still undergoing some renovations and Biafore plans to install a manicure/pedicure station in the near See BIAFORE Page 67

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Staff addition Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) announces the addition of Kelly Beeseck, LGSW, to the clinical team. She will join nine other clinicians at WYFCS providing mental health counseling services to the community. Beeseck comes to Kelly Beeseck WYFCS after earning her Master’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience working in the residential, inpatient and outpatient clinic setting on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her previous social work experience includes employment at Go-Getters, the Lower Shore Clinic and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Beeseck’s experience includes treatment for depression, bipolar, schizoaffective, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Her position is funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation while she is completing clinical supervision requirements for independent licensure. Attainment of in-

dependent licensure will enable the agency to bill health insurance providers for clinical services and funding from the Foundation will no longer be necessary. For more information or if mental health services are needed, call 410641-4598 or visit

Ribbon cutting A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Delmarva Boil Company, located at 14308 Coastal Highway Unit 5, in Ocean City, will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29. The ribbon cutting will be at 4:30 p.m. To show their appreciation to the town and its residents for welcoming the business into the community, the owners will offer free samples of food and refreshments. For more information, call 443664-8356.

The Hungry Donut is located at 11021 Nicholas Lane, Unit 3, in Ocean Pines. All Worcester County business people (employers and employees) are invited to attend and take part in the ribbon cutting. For more information, contact the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-5306.

Top restaurants Out of the top 25 Maryland Culinary Experiences released by the Maryland Office of Tourism, three local restaurants made the cut. Drummer’s Café in Berlin and Ocean City establishments, 45th Street Taphouse and Liquid Assets on 94th Street, were recognized. For the full list, visit

Biafore does it all at hair salon Continued from Page 66 future. Currently she offers haircuts, conditioning and shampooing, coloring, perms and blowouts. She also offers a “Golden Girls” discount of 20 percent off for customers 75 and older. Biafore is currently looking for a receptionist, hair stylist, and shampooer now that renovations are nearly complete. She currently runs the entire establishment on her own. “I believe in service,” she said. “Service is first and foremost [here]. It’s a lost art.” The salon opens Tuesday through Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information about Hair We R, visit @hairweroc on Facebook or call 410-250-6110. A website for the salon is currently being developed.

New business The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Hungry Donut to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, July 1 from noon to 1 p.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

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AGH Wound Care Center recognized for service quality

(June 29, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on May 30 to celebrate the Wound Care Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s receipt of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The Center of Excellence award is given to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. Atlantic Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wound Care Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates of 95.9 percent, a healing rate of 94.77 percent in less than 31 median days along with several other quality standards for nine years in a row. The Center was awarded this prestiSee AGH Page 70


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AGH center exceeds standards for nine years Continued from Page 68 gious honor by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The award is named for Dr. Warriner, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics. Across the country, 340 centers were eligible and 268 centers were honored with this award for the year of 2017. “We are so proud of the team in the Wound Care Center and the incredible care they give to each and every patient. We’re honored to be a recipient of the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award for the ninth consecutive year,” said Geri Rosol, Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center director.

The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. Atlantic General Wound Care Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Some of the leading-edge treatments offered at the Wound Care Center include negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, application of cellularbased tissue or skin substitutes to the wound, offloading or total contact casts and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center is the only center in the country to achieve these quality standards for nine straight years. “The Wound Care Center here at Atlantic General Hospital exhibits a deep commitment to quality care and providing the personalized service and positive outcomes patients deserve. This is evident in the data – greater than 95 percent patient satisfaction rates, and being the only wound care center to receive this designation nine years in a row,” added Colleen Wareing, vice president patient care services. “To date, the Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital has healed more than 4,800 wounds, dramatically improving the life and health of our pa-

tients.” Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, 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

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Nonprofit womens’ groups see philanthropic benefits CFES grants $25K to local organizations to address unmet needs in counties (June 29, 2018) The Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore granted $25,000 to area nonprofits during its seventh annual grant reception on June 13. The Foundation’s Women’s Fund focuses its grant-making efforts on addressing the unmet needs of women and girls in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. “Our Women’s Fund allows a group of likeminded people to make a charitable impact on causes that matter to them,” said Eric Joseph, CFES president. “These grants will assist those less fortunate, help create strong women and continue a tradition of giving in our community.” The Women’s Fund of the Eastern Shore was created through the power of collective philanthropy. Members work together to help change the lives of local women and girls by pooling financial resources in hopes of developing strong, self-sufficient women and positive change in the local community. Grants recipients for 2018 are: Big

Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Inc., Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Inc., Horizons Salisbury, Inc., Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health (formerly Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, Inc.), United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Inc., Women Supporting Women, Inc., and Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc. As leaders, grant makers and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. CFES is a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and has provided more than $77 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. It collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthens local nonprofits through grants and resources. CFES is devoted to improving the regional community and believes in the power of philanthropy.   For information, contact Victoria Kent, marketing officer, at 410-7429911or



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Lower shore sets new record raising $2.5M for charity

(June 29, 2018) United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore celebrated the generosity of community members during the 73rd Annual Meeting and Community Leaders Celebration. Over 300 community members and 150 organizations and companies representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties attended, providing United Way an opportunity to recognize members of the community who exhibit exceptional generosity for Lower Shore residents in need. Highlights of the meeting included: The official announcement of United Way surpassing the 2017 campaign goal, raising a recordbreaking almost $2.5 million; an awards ceremony honoring volunteers and outstanding service; and the installation of incoming United Way Board of Directors. “Generosity is at the heart of the hundreds of local companies and individuals who support their community through our United Way,” said Incoming United Way Board Chair, Dana Seiler. “Giving children the opportunity to learn and improve their reading skills, bringing awareness to the opioid epidemic, and helping families succeed during difficult times, the impact these donations of hard-earned dollars have across the lower shore are far greater than we can ever imagine.” United Way award recipients from Worcester are: County Campaign Coordinators of the Year, Eric Lagstrom, Town of Ocean City; and County Volunteer of the Year, Cole Taustin, BLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar and Embers Restaurant. Now in its 74th year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 80 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in the community, and good health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In 2017, United Way provided over $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 84,000 individuals. For more information, visit

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EXCELLENCE AWARD Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center again received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. It is given to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. Atlantic General Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wound Care Center is the only center in the country to achieve these quality standards for nine straight years.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 3211 SHEEPHOUSE RD. A/R/T/A 3211 SHEEP HOUSE RD. POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Walter G. Parks, dated September 8, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4781, folio 562 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 16, 2018 AT 1:31 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $7,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 6.375% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If payment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and front foot benefit charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 37 WATERTOWN RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Kathleen M. Conahan a/k/a Kathleen Winter, dated March 4, 2009 and recorded in Liber 5219, folio 208 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 2, 2018 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $17,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the

Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 5% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If payment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and front foot benefit charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of the ground rent escrow, if required. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #17-603403). Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-6/14/3t _________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, MD 20707

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 12801 OLD STAGE RD. BISHOPVILLE, MD 21813 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from David A. Ehatt and Cheryl Ehatt, dated May 17, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4727, folio 523 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door,

JUNE 29, 2018 One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 2, 2018 AT 2:01 PM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $20,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 5% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If payment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and front foot benefit charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of the ground rent escrow, if required. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #2013-42850). Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS, INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE TOWNHOUSE CONDOMINIUM 102 6TH STREET, UNIT #4 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Harold V. Harbold, II and Peggy W. Harbold, dated August 7, 2003 and recorded in Liber 3829, folio 500 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County, at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 9, 2018 AT 12:00 pm ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS thereon situated in Worcester County, Maryland and known as Condominium Unit Number 4 in the “Sunset South Townhouse Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. Tax ID #10-258294. The property is believed to be improved by a townhouse condominium containing a foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, FHA electric heat and central air conditioning. The property has an attached 2-car garage. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to all covenants, conditions, liens, restrictions, easements, agreements and rights-of-way as may affect same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $5,000 will be required at the time of sale, such deposit to be in cash or certified check, or other form acceptable to the Substitute Trustees in their sole discretion. The deposit must be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 2 business days after the sale, and delivered to the office of the auctioneer in the same form as the initial deposit. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid in cash within ten (10) days of the final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. If payment of the balance does not take place within ten (10) days of ratification, the deposit(s) may be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. Interest to be paid on unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from date of sale to date funds are received in the of-

Ocean City Today / Public Notices fice of the Substitute Trustees in the event the property is purchased by someone other than the holder of the indebtedness. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. All taxes, ground rent, water, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges, assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, and front foot benefit charges, if applicable, to be adjusted to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses for the property shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit to purchaser, this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claims against the Substitute Trustees. The conveyance of the property by the Substitute Trustees to the purchaser at settlement shall be by Trustees’ Deed without covenants or special warranties. The Substitute Trustees reserve the right to: (1) accept or reject any and all bids and to sell the property in any manner which the Substitute Trustees determines, in their sole discretion, may provide the highest yield to the secured party, (2) modify or waive the requirement for bidders’ deposits and terms of sale and/or settlement, and (3) to withdraw all or any part of the property from the sale prior to acceptance of the final bid. The property will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and without any recourse, representations or warranties, either express or implied, as to its nature, condition or description. No representations are made as to the property. Neither the Substitute Trustees, nor any other party, make any warranty or representation of any kind or nature regarding the physical condition of, the description of, or title to the property. The property will be sold subject to any violation notices and subject to all conditions, restrictions, easements, covenants, encumbrances, and agreements of record and all terms, conditions, notes, and matters as set forth and described in the Deed of Trust. The purchaser is responsible for, and the property is sold subject to, any environmental matter or condition, whether latent or observable, if any, that may exist at or affect or relate to the property and to any governmental requirements affecting the same. NOTE: The information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but is offered for informational purposes only. Neither the auctioneer, the beneficiary of the Deed of Trust, the Substitute Trustees nor their agents or attorneys make any representations or warranties with respect to

the accuracy of information. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS ARE URGED TO PERFORM THEIR OWN DUE DILIGENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPERTY PRIOR TO THE FORECLOSURE AUCTION. For additional information, please contact the Substitute Trustees. Stephanie H. Hurley, Robert S. Glushakow, Scott R. Robinson, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-6/21/3t _________________________________ REGAN J. R. SMITH ESQ WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON LLP 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 17451 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES E. DICK Notice is given that Timothy M. Dick, 417 Brentwood Road, Havertown, PA 19083, was on June 08, 2018 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Charles E. Dick who died on May 5, 2018, 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 8th day of December, 2018. 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. Timothy M. Dick Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County One W. Market Street Room 102 - Court House Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative:

PAGE 77 Ocean City Digest Date of publication: June 14, 2018 OCD-6/14/3t _________________________________ VILLAS OF OCEAN PINES BORDERLINKS TIMESHARE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. c/o Pines Property Management, Inc. 11029 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811 Plaintiff v. FRANK K. LOCKE PATRICIA W. LOCKE etal. Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO. C-23-CV-18-000120

NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland this 15th day of June 2018 , that the foreclosure sale of the properties mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of July 2018 , provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, Maryland once in each of three successive weeks, before the 9th day of July 2018 . The Report of Sale filed in the above case states the amount of the sales to be as indicated below for the referenced time-share intervals: Timeshare


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NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland this 19th day of June, that the foreclosure sale of the properties mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of July, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, Maryland once in each of three successive weeks, before the 16th day of July. The Report of Sale filed in the above case states the amount of the sales to be as indicated below for the referenced time-share intervals: Timeshare


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$1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $550.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $50.00 $2,000.00 $50.00 $50.00 $500.00 $50.00 $500.00 $50.00 $50.00 $1,000.00 $50.00 $1,400.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 Susan Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-6/21/3t _________________________________ VILLAS OF OCEAN PINES BORDERLINKS TIMESHARE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. c/o Pines Property Management, Inc. 11029 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811 Plaintiff v. RUBIN ALONZO et al. Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO. 23-CV-18-000119

NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland this 22nd day of June, that the foreclosure sale of the properties mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of July, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, Maryland once in each of three successive weeks, before the 16th day of July. The Report of Sale filed in the above case states the amount of the sales to be as indicated below for the referenced time-share intervals: Timeshare


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$50.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $50.00 $50.00 $1,000.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $50.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $50.00 $1,000.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $100.00 Susan Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-6/28/3t _________________________________ BORDERLINKS l TIME INTERVAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. c/o Pines Property Management, Inc. 11029 Cathell Road Berlin, MD 21811 Plaintiff v. DONNA BLACKWELL et al. Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE N0. C-23-CV-18-000117

NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland this 22nd day of June, that the foreclosure sale of the properties mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of July, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, Maryland once in each of three successive weeks, before the 16th day of July. The Report of Sale filed in the above case states the amount of the

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$1,000.00 $50.00 $50.00 $500.00 $2,200.00 $500.00 $500.00 $50.00 $50.00 $500.00 $100.00 $1,100.00 $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $530.00 $1,000.00 $500.00 $500.00 $50.00 $50.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 Susan Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-6/28/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. DEBORAH F. SINNOTT GERARD F. SINNOTT 10531 Shady Drive Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. C-23-CV-18-000038

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 15th day of June, 2018, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 10531 Shady Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of July, 2018, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of July, 2018. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $190,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-6/21/3t _________________________________


THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 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. 18-32, on the application of Timothy Grace, on the lands of Bali Hi Park, Inc., requesting an after-the-fact variance to the Ordinance prescribed rear yard setback from 5 feet to 3.6 feet (an encroachment of 1.4 feet) associated with an existing park model in the A-2 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1202(c)(19) and ZS 1-318(e), located at 12342 St. Martins Neck Road, approximately 1,257 feet east of Salt Grass Point Road, Tax Map 10, Parcel 32, Lot 107, of the Bali Hi Cooperative Campground, in the Fifth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 18-34, on the lands of James & Jocelyn Sigafoose, requesting a variance to the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 25 feet to 8.6 feet (an encroachment of 16.4 feet) and a variance to the Ordinance prescribed right side yard setback from 8 feet to 7.1 feet (an encroachment of 0.9 feet) both of which are associated with a proposed attached garage in the R-4 General Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-208(b)(5), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1314(a), located at 47 Mystic Harbour Blvd, approximately 207 feet south of Blue Heron Circle, Tax Map 27, Parcel 639, Section 3B, Block J, Lot 254 of the Mystic Harbour Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-6/28/2t _________________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 17452 NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Orphansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Court of Chester County, Pennsylvania appointed Jacqueline M. Meier, 338 Scola Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Sophia Elizabeth Thomas-Belian AKA: Sophia E. Thomas who died on December 18, 2016 domiciled in Pennsylvania, America. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Regan J.R. Smith whose address is 3509 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in

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JUNE 29, 2018 the following Maryland counties: Worcester County. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Worcester County with a copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred. Jacqueline M. Meier Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills One W. Market Street Room 102 - Court House Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of Newspaper: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: June 21,2018 OCD-6/21/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 6003 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. JEAN M. RUGGLES 154 Captains Quarters Road Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. C-23-CV-17-000356

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 21st day of June, 2018, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 154 Captains Quarters Road, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of July, 2018, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of July, 2018. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $320,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-3/28/3t _________________________________


PUBLIC NOTICE The motor vehicles described below have been abandoned. The owners and lien holders are hereby informed of their right to reclaim the vehicles upon payment of all charges and costs resulting from the towing, preservation, and storage of the vehicles. The failure of the owners or lien holders to reclaim the vehicles within three weeks of notification shall be deemed a waiver by the owners or lien holders of all rights, title and interest and thereby consent to the sale of the vehicles at public auction beginning June 21, 2018 or to have it otherwise disposed of in a manner provided by law. Line No Year 081-18 2009 090-18 2004




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All vehicles will be sold at auction on-line at For details call 410-723-6643. AUTH: Ross Buzzuro Chief of Police OCD-6/21/3t ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BUONASSISSI, HENNING & LASH, P.C. 1861 WIEHLE AVENUE, SUITE 300 RESTON, VIRGINIA 20190 (703) 796-1341 RICHARD A. LASH Substitute Trustee, et al, Plaintiffs, v. DUANE FARLEY, Defendant. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. C-23-CV-18-000068

NOTICE Notice is hereby issued this 21st day of June, 2018, that the sale of the property in this case, 11700 Coastal Highway T-1109, Ocean City, MD 21842 reported by Robert E. Kelly, Substitute Trustee, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 23rd day of July, 2018, provided a copy of this Notice be inserted in The Ocean City Digest, a newspaper published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three (3) successive weeks on or before the 16th day of July, 2018. The report states the amount of sale to be $284,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD 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 12, 2018 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to cut back exist 5’x50’ dock 13’. Constr 15’ pier, instl a boatlift & dble jetski lift all w/assoc piles. Max chwd dist 20’ MHWL at 712 141st St Parcel #9430A in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: McGinty Marine Constr Owner: Brian & Susan Roche PW18-025 A request has been submitted to inslt (2) PWC lifts & (1) btlft w/all assoc poles. Max chwd ext 45’ at 175 Pine Tree Rd Parcel #8020A in the Town of Ocean City, MD

Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm LLC Owner: John Ginder PW18-044 A request has been submitted to instl (2) PWC lifts along exist 21’ wide canal, to be offset from lifts across canal; instl (1) PWC lift along exist pier; instl 10x20 float dock max 21’ chwd of exist blkhd/MHW/MLW at 113 Bering Rd Parcel # 0097A in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: J. Stacey Hart & Associates Inc Owner: Jeffrey & Linda McAlister PW18-055 A request has been submitted to rmve (2) exist piles & instl (1) btlft w/assoc piles max 35’ chwd of exist blkhd face/MHW/MLW at 405 Bering Rd Parcel #9998 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: J Stacey Hart & Associates Inc Owner: William & Janet Schneider PW18-056 A request has been submitted to instl (1) btlft w/ssoc piles max 20’ chwd of exist blkhd face/MHW/MLW at 128 Newport Bay Dr Unit D Parcel #3575A in the Town of Ocean City, MD APPLICANT: J Stacey Hart & Associates Inc Owner: Nikolay & Svetlana Kozma PW18-057 A request has been submitted to instl (1) btlft w/all assoc poles. Max chwd ext 19’ at 2815 Tern Dr Unit/Slip 212 Parcel #4755 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm LLC Owner: Buddy Pennewell PW18-058


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A request has been submitted to instl (1) btlft w/all assoc poles. Max chwd ext 30’ at 417 Bering Rd Parcel # 9993 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm LLC Owner: Christopher Farren PW18-059 A request has been submitted to instl (2) PWC lifts w/all assoc poles. Max chwd ext 12’ at 406 Bering Rd Parcel #9985 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm LLC Owner: Fred Brkic PW18-060 A request has been submitted to rmve & dispose of exist “T” pier, instl 40’ rplcment vinyl blkhd w/eng batter piles 18”chwd of exist blkhd, instl new 5’x25’ perp pier, (2) assoc piles, a 8’x10’ float PWC pltfrm & a davit. All constr max dist chwd 26’6” at 181 Pine Tree Rd Parcel #8020A in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE c/o Erin Rogers Owner: Christopher & Nancy Burke PW18-061 A request has been submitted to instl (2) 4’10”x12’8” PWC float docks w/(4) moor piles. Maxi chwd dist 10’8” at 105 Winter Harbor Dr Parcel #628A in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Sasa Hunski Owner: Donna Humski PW18-062 A request has been submitted to instl a btlft w/assoc piles. Max chwd dist 21’ of MHWL at 415 14th St Unit 52 Parcel #3486 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: McGinty Marine Constr Owner: Tony Aguilar PW18-063 A request has been submitted to build 5’x6’ pier ext on exist 5’x24’ pier. Instl (2) btlifts w/assoc piles, max chwd dist 30’ of MHWL at 1519 Shad Row Parcel #3378 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: McGinty Marine Constr Owner: Miles Family Revocable Trust PW18-064 A request has been submitted to rmve exist PWC lifts & deter piles. Instl btlft w/poles & (1) PWC lift w/pole. NTE confines of exist slip, 40’ chwd of blkhd at 3603 N Canal St Slip 202 Parcel #4326 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean City Boatlifts & Marine Constr Inc c/o Permit Ink Owner: Christopher & Robin Lawrence PW18-065 OCD-6/28/2t _________________________________

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These familiar words open the first verse of our National Anthem, an anthem that lately has generated much debate and controversy — controversy born of the tradition of standing while it is played, and debate claiming its lyrics and author are and were racist. As we approach our nation’s Independence Day, most Americans and Marylanders are unaware of the importance of the period in our history when these lyrics were created. Francis Scott Key, a native Marylander from Frederick, is widely known as the author of the poem, “The Defence of Ft. McHenry.” Its verses would grip a nation at war and later be set to the music of “Anacreon in Heaven” and become our national anthem. Key’s poem was first published in the Baltimore American newspaper and later nationally in the Analectic Magazine. The song was recognized by the Navy for official use in 1889. President Woodrow Wilson recognized the anthem in 1916 and congress made it the national anthem by resolution in 1931. The lyrics born on the Chesapeake Bay and penned on the back of an envelope by Key are part of a much bigger story about who we are as a people and the country we would become. Key was a third-generation American, whose great-grandparents immigrated from London. His father, John Ross Key, fought in the War for Independence in the Maryland Rifle Company with Gen. George Washington during the siege of Boston. He was promoted to captain, became a judge and served as an associate justice in Maryland. Francis Scott Key was born to Capt. Key and

Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy Charlton at Terra Rubra, the family plantation in Frederick County, Maryland. Key graduated from St. Johns College in Annapolis and clerked with his uncle, Philip Barton Key. Young Francis Scott Key became a devout Episcopalian, and having grown up with slaves on Terra Rubra, he wrote of the cruelties of slavery. He himself later owned slaves but freed them in the free state of Pennsylvania. Key hired at least one back to work as a free man at Terra Rubra. Key’s moral conflicts, framed by the era he lived in, defined his life and, ultimately, inspired the words we all know and recite today. Had he been born at a later time and place, he may well have chosen to be a pacifist poet, but he was born into a life of privilege, which provided him an education and, with it, the mantle of responsibility. Young attorney Francis Scott Key was a member of the Georgetown Militia. A duty he proudly fulfilled but one in direct conflict with the fact that he abhorred violence. He strongly opposed declaring war with Britain and advocated a negotiated settlement instead. The ensuing War of 1812 was, in many ways, a continuation of hostilities with Britain and this nation’s fight to be independent. The war was fought on three fronts: to the north, the British repelled the U.S. advance into Canada. In the mid-Atlantic and south, a naval blockade choked commerce. Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay and Bermuda served as Naval bases for the British fleet. The three-front war put great strain on the resources of both countries, as Britain was also in conflict with France and Napoleon. To deal with this strain, the British Navy hired mercenaries, pressed prisoners of war into service and offered freedom to escaped slaves to fight for the crown. Freed slaves also served in America’s military and militias.

The war weary Brits, seeking a quick and decisive resolution to the war with America, planned a daring assault against the capital, Washington City itself. British ships were pulled from the blockade and secretly headed up the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River with 5,000 troops. The land assault against the capital would advance through Bladensburg, Maryland where the local militias and military greatly outnumbered the British. The militias, however, were poorly trained, poorly positioned and poorly led. Militiaman Key, to his credit, offered strategic advice to the commanding general, Gen. William H. Winder, who ignored it. The defeat that followed was humiliating. On Aug. 24, 1814 The Battle of Bladensburg quickly became a rout as the exhausted British troops met little resistance. The battle was one of the most embarrassing defeats for the country and was derisively called the “Bladensburg Races” for the speed of the retreat. One militia rifleman, Francis Scott Key, was among those that ran. The result of this collapse of the American troops was the burning of the capital and near capture of the president. The burning of Washington was ordered as a specific response to this country’s destructive tactics in Canada. One of the few buildings to survive was the patent office, and that was only because of the extraordinary heroic actions of Dr. William Thornton, who designed the U.S. Capital and was the superintendent of the Patent Office Dr. Thornton was no soldier, but was a man of education — a physician, architect, civil engineer and painter. The defense of his precious Patent Office was not See AFTER Page 82

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Continued from Page 81 with muskets or cannons, but rather he stood alone and pleaded with the British. He argued that no civil man would destroy the inventions contained within that may benefit all of humankind in the future. Standing alone with his just his conviction, his courage and words, the patent office was spared. That night in Washington City, Francis Scott Key was in hiding, as a dark and ominous storm blew through the vanquished capital. Key, a proud and moral attorney, however, could not bear his failure. His cowardice was especially bitter as compared to the incredible act of bravery by Dr. Thornton. Key became a man consumed with finding a path to redemption, and his life thereafter was one of complete devotion to whatever responsibility he must shoulder. His first act of contrition was to seek the freedom of close friend Dr. William Beanes and others who had been captured by the British. The British accused Dr. Beanes of not providing medical assistance to the captured British troops wounded in battle. Key traveled by carriage towards Baltimore to catch up with the British forces that were then planning a final fatal assault. He sought a meeting to plead for the doctor’s release but instead was granted permission to visit him on board the British ship where he was imprisoned. The HMS Minden brought him to the British fleet preparing for attack. That night Key would dine with the British Rear Admiral Cockburn, Vice Admiral Cochrane and Major General Robert Ross. Being a master of the written and spoken word, Key convinced the admirals of the merits of the good doctor’s release by providing letters from captured British troops who had been treated by the doctor. That Key had dictated the letters himself was a possibility. The admirals explained to Key that by the following day, none of this would matter. Baltimore would be under siege by land and sea against insurmountable odds in numbers and weapons. The war would be over, and Baltimore would be under British control and the Union Jack. Key was now held as a prisoner so as to not alert American troops of the attack and strategy of the British. Key had a front row seat to the naval siege against Baltimore and its defense from Fort McHenry. Nineteen British naval ships would bombard Ft. McHenry, with one of the vessels outfitted to launch rockets. As the battle raged, neither Key nor the British could know that British land forces had suffered devastating losses at the battle of North Point, including the death of their commander. Those same British land forces also could not know of the incredible defense of Ft. McHenry by Major George Armistead, or that the fort would prevent the land forces from having any naval support. One can only imagine what thoughts and emotions flowed through Francis Scott Key as he watched the bombardment and feared what was the end of the country he loved. A country he had miserably failed. Key would witness the bravery and intelligence of Armistead, who would defend Baltimore and defeat the British navy against all odds. Armistead had cunningly fortified his position by sinking barges and merchant ships in the channel, thus forcing British warships into areas he could

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defend. The blocked channel also altered the firing positions of the British fleet, and Armistead fortified and refortified the exposed sections of the fort to take the brunt of their attack. Early in the engagement, the British surmised the range of the American cannons being fired back at them. The British ships pulled back to where they were out of range of the cannons, but could still fire their long-range rockets and artillery at the fort. And fire they did for 27 straight hours from relative safety, but the fort would not yield. Frustrated, the British attempted a flanking assault with a small landing force that was also anticipated and quickly defeated. On the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, the sounds of war fell silent and Key and the other American prisoners desperately looked for some sign of the outcome of the fierce battle. Armistead, the master tactician, would deliver once again. He had ordered a special flag made by Mary Pickersgill and her daughters for reveille. It was so large it could be seen for miles down the Chesapeake Bay but was too large to be flown during rainy, windy conditions or even in battle. This morning the immense 30 by 42-foot American Flag with its 15 stars and stripes would serve the purpose it was made for and announce that Fort McHenry and Baltimore had withstood the British onslaught. That moment gripped the distraught Key and words came to him from a place only he could know. He scrawled his inspiration on the back of an envelope. It would soon become a poem that would inspire a nation. The British were now ready for a treaty with the young country and the cessation of hostilities. The nation’s independence once gained was now its independence preserved. Although Key’s poem would become the national anthem but it was not his singular creation. The verses, as stirring as they were, first needed to capture the imagination of a nation and needed to be set to music. It was music by Britisher John Stafford Smith written for the Anacreontic Society of London that would turn the words from a poem into a song. Many versions of the Star-Spangled Banner were sung until Woodrow Wilson directed the Board of Education to create the definitive version known and sung today. The second verse of the Star-Spangled Banner has been subject to debate as having a racist intent. The lyrics are, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave” Some argue it referred to the escaped slaves fighting for the British and celebrated their death,

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while many historians believe it was just an observation of the mercenaries (hirelings) and prisoners of war enslaved and fighting for the crown. A fifth verse was added to the Star-Spangled banner by Oliver Wendell Holmes during the Civil War as follows: When our land is illum’d with Liberty’s smile, If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down, with the traitor that dares to defile The flag of her stars and the page of her story! By the millions unchain’d who our birthright have gained We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained! And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave While the land of the free is the home of the brave It was written with sadness by Holmes because of the great divide in the country but was embraced by the free states in the north for the hope of a future without war and slavery. The national anthem actually evolved with and changed with the country at two important crossroads in its history. Born in the fight for the preservation of independence in 1814, the fifth verse recognizes the sacrifice made for freedom during the Civil War. The line, By the millions unchain’d who our birthright have gained recognizes our system of laws is based on the premises that all people are created equal. Today some still believe the anthem celebrates the death of escaped slaves and such opinion has been published in The Baltimore Sun. Further criticism of The Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem is directed at Key as a slave owner and therefore a racist. Even viewed from the perspective of our modern society, Key was a complex man struggling to reconcile how to deal with slavery. Key absolutely opposed slavery, but he also opposed the Abolitionist movement. For this reason, some claim he opposed the anti-slavery movement. What Key supported was the recolonization of slaves to their native land and was a member of the American Colonization Society. His opposition was spawned by his fear of violence between the races that he observed in the Southampton Insurrection and the riots in Washington City in August of 1835. Key blamed the Abolitionists for inciting the violence that he detested as having no place in a civilized society. As an attorney, Key did represent slave owners in actions to retain their interest in human property but he also represented slaves seeking freedom pro bono. Key was one of three executors of the estate of John Randolph of Roanoke who died without heirs. Randolph, through his last will and testament, directed the executors to free his more than 400 slaves. Key and the other executors fought to enforce the will and provide land to the freed slaves in order to support themselves. Key’s association with Roger Taney, his law partner and brother-in-law, provides more fodder to support the notion he was a racist. Taney would go on to be the fifth Chief Justice to the Supreme Court and would write the majority opinion of the infamous Dred Scott V. Sandford decision. Key’s actions as U.S. Attorney for the capital is also cited as an example of his prejudice. In August 1835, race riots would sprawl out of control in Washington City. See KEY Page 84

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Continued from Page 82 The Marine Corps was called in to restore order and Key would vigorously prosecute those he believed responsible. This included abolitionists, the abolitionist press, immigrant Irish mechanics working in the Navy Yard and a 19-year-old slave, Arthur Bowen, for attempted murder. Key was unsuccessful in his prosecution of the Abolitionist printer William Greer and Abolitionist Rueben Crandall, but he did gain a controversial conviction of attempted murder against Bowen along with a death sentence. Bowen was the charge of Anna Thornton, the wife of Dr. William Thornton, the savior of the Patent Office who was now deceased. She pleaded for mercy for Bowen and steadfastly claimed he was innocent of the crime. Through her persistence, she gained an audience with President Andrew Jackson. Unbeknownst to her President Jackson was suitably impressed and decided to pardon Arthur Bowen. The president though could not be perceived as disrespecting the rule of law and the U.S. Attorney who was his close and loyal confidant. Jackson had Bowen’s sentence postponed several times while deciding how to carry out the pardon in a proper and acceptable manner. Bowen, after having his death by hanging postponed, nevertheless accepted his fate and put his thoughts in a poem: Farewell, Farewell my young friends dear; Oh! View my dreadful state, Each flying moment brings me near

Unto my awful fate Brought up I was by parents nice Whose commands I would not obey But plunged ahead foremost into vice And into temptation’s dreadful way Nothing did I ever drink But liquor very strong Alas I never used to think That I was doing wrong.

To me was read the awful sentence Oh, dreadful in my ears it rang They gave me time for my repentance And then I must be hanged.

Good bye, good bye, my friends so dear May God Almighty please you all Do, if you please, shed a tear At Arthur Bowen’s unhappy fall

Bowen apparently had a talent for writing and perhaps a guardian angel. His poem was published in the National Intelligencer on Feb. 19, 1836 and later in the Metropolitan. The public was so moved by it that it accepted the idea of a pardon by the president. The national anthem we sing today is much like our country. It was born of a great idea and inspiration and has gone through many changes by many contributors. Key can neither be fully credited of fully blamed, depending on your frame of reference of him, as a racist or patriot. Surely the times he lived in were as complicated as the man himself and is repre-

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sented in difficult moral decisions he faced during his life. Perhaps nothing describes him and this complicated period in our history more accurately than an Abolitionist Publication, The Emancipator, the type of publication that Key had opposed. In June 1842, Key attended the funeral of William Costin, a highly respected member of the free African American community. The large funeral procession had more than 70 carriages following the casket of Costin through the streets of Washington. Some of the people who filled the carriages were white. Following the carriages was a long line of men on horseback with one lone white rider. The Emancipator described the scene June 15, 1842: It “must be admitted that for a distinguished white citizen of Washington to ride alone among a larger number of colored men in doing honor to the memory of a deceased citizen of color evinces an elevation of soul above the meanness of popular prejudice, highly honorable to Mr. Key’s profession as a friend of men of color. He rode alone.” Our flag and anthem with its evolving history still stands alone as the greatest symbol of hope for freedom for the world. It is just as relevant today as it was the morning of Sept. 14, 1814.

(References: Leepson, Marc Leepson, What So Proudly We Hail, Francis Scott Key, A Life, 2014, Palgrave MacMillan- St. Martins Press 175 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10010. Morley, Jefferson Morley, Snow-Storm in August, Washington City, Francis Scott Key And The Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, 2012, Nina Talese, Doubleday A division of Random House, NY, NY 10010.)

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Signs of past times still work Cecil County’s emergency services chief administers CPR on victim Continued from Page 1 around 38th Street while wearing a backpack full of frozen water bottles and ice packs. As he approached the dunes, he saw a man’s head and an arm waving for help. “You couldn’t see him from the beach because of the dunes,” Maciarello explained. “I ran over and saw he was with a woman who was slumped over. Everything happened fast.” As he arrived, he said he saw the woman fall over. “She wasn’t breathing and had no pulse,” he said. “I ran and yelled.” The beach was windy, and Maciarello said he saw the guard notice him, but then turned away. Maciarello said he then performed the “check me off” sign, which translates to “I have a message for you.” Similar to a ringtone, when one semaphore user displays that sign to another user, the intended recipient makes the sign back to show he or she is listening. “I then sent ‘help here’ and ‘ambo here’,” he said. “I haven’t used semaphore since 1997” (ambo is short for ambulance). Maciarello’s message had the intended effect. “The guard put out three whistles, which means ‘everyone come.’ We were yards away from each other but everyone was on the same page,” he said.

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OBITUARIES Continued from Page 22 days shy of his 60th wedding anniversary. He was a veteran, a member of the Berlin Lions Club, and widely recognized as a tireless worker to his Kellogg Bread Company. He had numerous achievements in life, however, his greatest role was as husband, father and family man. He is survived by his wife, Lynnette Kellogg; his sister, Dr. Pat Owens and her husband, Doug Bliss; son, Frank Kellogg Jr. and daughter-in-law, Carol Carpenter; daughter, Anita Hayes and son-in-law, Mike Hayes; and daughter, Kim Jackson, who lost her husband, Dan, Nov. 20, 2014. His brother, Thomas, preceded him in death and is survived by his wife, Michele Kellogg. He was blessed with grandchildren, Abby and Sara Morells and Bradley and Brian Swick; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews across several states. A celebration of life event will be held at the Berlin Lions Club on Sept. 15, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Berlin Lions Club at 9039 Worcester Hwy., Rte 113, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Fanny Evans Aydelotte. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Donna Bratten Aydelotte, and children, Neil Aydelotte of Whaleyville, and Kevin Aydelotte and his wife, C. Aydelotte Stephanie, of Salisbury. He was an adored grandfather to Ryleigh, Landon, Grayson and Blake Aydelotte. Also surviving are his brothers, Harry Lee Aydelotte of Whaleyville, and David Aydelotte of Hagerstown. There are two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Fisher. Calvin was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, Class of 1966 and had worked as a manager for Montego Bay Tru Value Hardware Store for 46 years. He was a member of Whaleyville United Methodist Church, Stephen Decatur High School Band Boosters,


Berlin/Ocean City Jaycees (U.S. Jaycee senator) and the American Auctioneers Association. He ran the concession stand at Stephen Decatur for 12 years, and was involved with the After Prom Program. He also worked with Pete Richardson Auctions as an auctioneer. With much of his time spent on volunteering, still his greatest love was for his family. Cremation followed his death. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. A donation in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Letters of condolence may be sent via: Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. ALLEN WALTER BUNTING Berlin Allen Walter Bunting, age 95, of Berlin, died peacefully surrounded by

his loved ones on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at home. Mr. Bunting was born in Millville, Delaware and was the son of the late Elva and Eva (Evans) Bunting. A. Bunting Over the years he had several jobs. He was a grocery store owner, worked in a chicken hatchery, was the Worcester County Civil Defense director from 1959-1985, and a school bus operator, but was best known as the owner/operator of the Buntings’ English Diner in Ocean City. Mr. Bunting was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville, past president of Bishopville PTA and Stephen Decatur PTA, past president of the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department and Worcester County Fireman’s Association, 50-year member of EverContinued on Page 92

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Continued from Page 1 were two of the most closely watched races on the ballot. Both Republicans, Crisafulli and Heiser have no Democratic opposition in the November general election and can safely assume they will take office next year, barring the unlikely event of a successful write-in campaign or legal challenge. Under other circumstances, winners of the primary races are set for the general election in November. The most hotly contested race this cycle was for the office of sheriff, with four Republicans and no Democrats entering the race. The closest contest was between Crisafulli, a political newcomer with the endorsement of retiring sheriff Reggie Mason and former sheriff Chuck Martin, and Mike McDermott, a commander with the sheriff’s office. McDermott led 591-435 in early voting, but Crisafulli pulled it out in the end, tallying 1,839 votes on election day to McDermott’s 1,522. That gave Crisafulli 2,274 votes or 44.9 percent of the electorate, to McDermott’s 2,113 or 41.7 percent of the vote. Scott Bernal got 10.7 percent of the vote and George Truitt won 2.7 percent of votes for sheriff. “I am honored that the citizens of

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Worcester. Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st) soundly won Worcester again with 86.3 percent of the vote, while Democrat Jesse Colvin won the Democratic ballot in a Kris Heiser field of six candidates, with 47 percent of the vote. The race was competitive in a crowded field for state delegate, with one-term Ocean City Councilman Wayne Hartman winning over Republican operative Joe Schanno 47.4 percent to 41 percent. The District 3 county commissioner’s race was also narrowed to Republican incumbent Bud Church and one-term Democratic Berlin Councilman Zachery Tyndall, as Church overcame newcomer Gary Millhoff 638-206, or 75.6 percent to 24.4 percent. “I want to thank everyone who took the time to vote. I want to encourage the ones who weren’t successful to not give up and try it again,” Church said. “My campaign committee is 98 percent responsible for my victory, and I’d like to thank them.” For Register of Wills, Terri Westcott, chief deputy to incumbent Charlotte Cathell, got the Republican nod with 56.4 percent of the vote, and she will face Democrat Nicole Caudell in November. The final contested race in the county was for Judge of the Orphan’s Court, with four Republicans seeking three positions. Mike Diffendal, Linda Hess and Cheryl Jacobs edged out John Quinn for the bench. All other races voted on Tuesday were unopposed by the other party.

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By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (June 29, 2018) Both Justine Whelan, ICE spokeswoman, and Kim Moses, Worcester County public information officer, said they needed a detainee’s name and A-number — akin to an immigration case number — to provide information about specific detainees. But if the inmates are unknown to you, how does one get that information? A public information act request to the county for information about detainees and a contemporaneous email to the Public Affairs Office for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency started everything rolling. ICE’s response to the email generated an auto-reply that the request would be assigned to a spokesperson.

A few hours later, Whelan replied, offering her services. Sending Whelan a series of questions related to the petition sent to Moses, she took a few hours to compile answers. In the meantime, Moses replied. “Regarding your request for the names and A-numbers of ICE detainees, similar to the regulations governing the release of information on the Worcester County Jail inmate detainee population, to obtain information regarding ICE detainees housed at the [jail], the individual requesting that information must provide the name of the individual in custody as well as the A-number, though such requests must be made to the ICE office rather than the Worcester County Jail,” she wrote. Moses pointed to the ICE Field Of-

fice in Salisbury, which referred the caller to the Baltimore Field office. The receptionist at the Baltimore Field Office referred to another line that went directly to voicemail. In the voicemail greeting, it gave two additional options to call for information. The first number also went to voicemail, did not identify the person or office the phone number referred to, and said the occupant of the office would be out until July. The other phone number also went to voicemail, did not identify the office to which the number was attached, and did not return the message. In the meantime, Whelan replied. “If you have a name and an A-number I can look into whatever releasable information is available for a specific individual, however I don’t have anything further for you on this,” she said.

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passed, but $5.2 million in revenue was budgeted for those years. If the estimates are correct, that’s $42,282,043 deposited in the Worcester County Jail’s general fund. Kim Moses, county public information officer, said the cost to cover the expenditures generated by each detainee was not shouldered by county taxpayers, but paid for via fees. She also said few people held at the jail by ICE came from arrests made in Worcester County. Apart from that, information about the people held in the county jail over immigration issues has not been made public. Moses confirmed no families or children are held at the jail, but that doesn’t mean no one being kept there is childless. Moses cited federal guidelines ti-

tled “Privacy Guidance for Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Offices: responding to phone calls about detainees June 7, 2011,” which she said governs the release of any information about detainees. In that policy, it states that all news media calls should be referred to the public affairs office. Justine Whelan, ICE spokeswoman in the public affairs office, said she needed both the detainee’s name and A-number, which identifies a specific immigration case, to provide any information on detainees. Other than that, Whelan said ICE does not detain unaccompanied children for any reason, and, in some instances, families are held in facilities designed for that purpose in Texas and Pennsylvania.

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OBITUARIES Continued from Page 87 green Lodge #153 in Berlin and a 50year member of Boumi Temple. He served as president of the Eastern Shore Shrine Club in 1985 and served as scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts in 1957. He flew his own plane and during WWII and flew with the Civil Air Patrol National Guard. He traveled to the embassies of Russia, Germany, Switzerland and France in 1977 as part of a delegation checking defense plans. He enjoyed snow skiing, boating, crabbing and cookouts with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, G. Lucille Bunting; two sons, Norman A. Bunting Sr. (Janice) of Berlin and Bruce S. Bunting Sr. of West Ocean City; one sister, Arvetta Callis of Holiday, Florida; and one brother, Lester Bunting of Georgetown, Delaware; three grandchildren, Lisa Cook (Doug), Norman Bunting Jr. (Rhonda) and Jay Bunting (Kristy); stepgrandson, John Corby Woods (Melissa);

12 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild and another on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Samatha Sickler. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Zion United Methodist Church on Back Creek Road in Bishopville with Rev. Dean Perdue and Rev. Paul Sherwood officiating. A visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Bishopville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802. Condolences may be sent by visiting EDNA ELIZABETH SMITH Ocean Pines Edna Elizabeth Smith, age 92, died on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

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Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Smith Dorsey. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earl Smith, in 2016. Edna Smith She is survived by her children, Robert Hoyle and his wife, Michele, of Jacksonville Florida, Glenn Smith of Ocean Pines, Donna Kubas of Severna Park, Maryland, and Jennifer Sapia of York, Pennsylvania. There are six grandchildren, Dallas, Michael K., Brittany, Megan, Sarah and Michael M., and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Alicia. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, George, Charles “Buck” and Joseph Dorsey, and sister, Elizabeth Dorsey. She leaves numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins. Mrs. Smith was instrumental in starting the volunteer program at Atlantic General Hospital, and was a volunteer for 25 years. She was a member of the bereavement committee, and member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Edna was a devoted wife, mother, and loving grandmother. A mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Berlin. Rev. Joseph Kennedy officiated. Interment will be later at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Glen Burnie. A donation in her memory may be made to: Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Research ( or Atlantic General Hospital. Letters of condolence may be sent via: Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. KEVIN L. DOUGHERTY Ocean Pines Kevin L. Dougherty, 65, resident of Ocean Pines, Maryland, formerly of

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By Peter Ayers Wimbrow III Contributing Writer (July 29, 2018) Lest you believe that trouble in the Middle East is of recent vintage, i.e., post WWII, think again. This week, 80 years ago, the area was, as it is now, embroiled in strife. When Shlomo Ben-Yosef was hung by the British this week 80 years ago, he became the first Jew to be executed in Palestine since Roman times — more than 1500 years before. Before WWI, the Middle East had been a part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire and the German Empire executed, on Aug. 2, 1914, a secret treaty, whereby the Ottoman Empire agreed to enter the war on the side of the Central Powers, which then consisted of the German and AustroHungarian Empires. The Kingdom of Bulgaria joined in October 1915. On Oct. 29, 1914, the German battle cruiser, Goeben, and light cruiser, Breslau, both flying the Turkish flag, shelled the Russian Black Sea port of Odessa. This resulted in a Declaration of War being issued by the Russian Empire against the Ottoman Empire on Nov. 1, officially bringing the Ottoman Empire into the war on the side of the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Four years later, the Turks threw in the towel. However, in the interim, there had been several developments that would affect the Middle East for eternity. In an effort to obtain the assistance of the Arabs in the Ottoman Empire, the British insinuated, if not promised, independence from the Turks, at the successful conclusion of the war. The Arabs bit, and the British sent Capt. T. E. Lawrence — the famed “Lawrence of Arabia” — to foment, organize and utilize the Arab revolutionaries against the Ottoman Turks. In the meantime, the British were also seeking support from the Jewish community. This resulted in the “Balfour Declaration.” The “Balfour Declaration” was made in a letter from British Foreign Secretary, and former Prime Minister, Arthur James Balfour, to Walter Rothschild, Second Baron Rothschild. The short letter, dated Nov. 2, 1917, read, “Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the cabinet: ‘His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any

other country.’ I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.” By the treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne, the Ottoman Empire was dismantled and its Arab territories divided between the victorious French and British to administer. The United Kingdom was assigned Iraq and Palestine, while the French were assigned Lebanon and Syria. Palestine, at that time, comprised what is now known as Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. The name Palestine is derived from the name of the occupants of the coastal areas, the Philistines, who occupied the area 1,100 or 1,200 years before the birth of Christ. The Fifth Century B.C. Greek historian and geographer, Herodotus, referred in his writings to a “district of Syria, called Palaistinê.” From that, the Latin word Palestine is derived. When Great Britain began administering Palestine as part of its mandate from the League of Nations, the league reported that there were approximately 700,000 people inhabiting Palestine, of which four-fifths were Muslims. Seventy-seven thousand of the population were Christians, and 76,000 were Jews. Continued on Page 94

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WORLD WAR II Continued from Page 93 It was estimated that almost all of the 76,000 Jews had entered Palestine during the preceding 40 years. Most of those came as a result of Russian pogroms. By 1935, the number of Jews had swelled to 335,000. Following the imposition of the British mandate to Palestine, an additional 50 - 100,000 Arabs moved there, so that by 1935 the Arab population was more than 1,300,000. As a result of the increased immigration of Jews into Palestine, the Arabs, on April 19, 1936, initiated a general strike, refused to pay taxes and attacked the Trans-Arabian Pipeline which ran from Kirkuk, in what is now Iraq, to Haifa, which is now in Israel. As the movement progressed, it became more violent. Railways, trains, Jewish settlements and Jews, individually and in groups, were attacked. It was called “The Great Uprising” by the Arabs and

Ocean City Today “The Meoraot” by the Jews. In response, the British government commissioned the Palestine Royal Commission to investigate the problem. With that, the Arabs called off the strike, and the violence subsided. The commission was headed by Arthur William Wellesley, First Earl of Peel, and took the name “The Peel Commission.” Lord Peel, named after the Duke of Wellington, was the grandson of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, who created London’s Metropolitan Police Force — ergo the name “Bobbies!” The commission arrived in Palestine on Nov. 11, 1936, and returned to Great Britain two months later. On July 7, 1937, it published a report, that, for the first time, recommended partition, which suggestion was rejected by the British government. With the rejection of the partition proposal, the revolt resumed during the autumn of 1937. One of the supporters of partition was Louis Yelland Andrews, the District

Commissioner for Galilee. As a result of his support for partition, he was assassinated on Sept. 26, 1937. The British responded by outlawing the Arab Higher Committee, which was the central political organ of the Arab community of Palestine, and arresting its members. Mr. Andrews’ assassination was allegedly ordered by Muhammed Amin AlHusseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. As a result of this accusation, he left Palestine and took refuge in Germany, where he later helped to recruit Muslims for the Waffen SS. His father had also been a Mufti of Jerusalem and an anti-Zionist. During this time, the British cooperated with the Haganah in defending British interests as well as the Jews. Haganah is a Hebrew word meaning “defense.” The Haganah had been organized in the early 1920s as a response to Arab attacks, because the Jews didn’t feel that the British were providing them with sufficient protection.

JUNE 29, 2018 The leaders of the Haganah advocated restraint — havlagah — and viewed the organization as one of defense and protection. Everyone in the organization did not agree with this position. Consequently, the Irgun was born. Its full name was Irgun Tsvai Leumi, or National Military Organization. It was a more militant, aggressive organization than the Haganah. Following the problems of 1936, the British formed the Jewish Settlement Police, the Jewish Auxiliary Forces and the Special Night Squad, and brought in Col. Orde Wingate to train and lead them. Col. Wingate would go on to win everlasting fame as the leader of the “Chindits” in Burma, Britain’s equivalent to, and the model for, “Merrill’s Marauders.” From April 1936 to October of that year, 80 Jews had been killed, 369 injured, and 19 schools, nine orphanages and three old-age homes attacked. There were 380 attacks on trains and buses and approximately 4,000 acres of agricultural land destroyed. The Irgun went on the offensive in April 1936. Essentially, its philosophy had evolved to “an eye for an eye.” In 1936, approximately 10 retaliatory operations were conducted by the Irgun. Following the rejection of the Peel Commission’s recommendations, the Irgun stepped up its activities. During the last year of the Arab revolt, the Irgun mounted about 40 operations. In April 1938, Irgun members BenYosef, Abraham Shein and Shalom Djuravin mounted an unsuccessful attack on an Arab bus. The attack was in retaliation for an Arab attack in which six Jews were killed and one woman raped. Although no injuries were inflicted by the Irgun, the three were captured by the British, convicted after a trial which lasted from May 24 to June 3, and Ben-Yosef and Shein sentenced to die. On June 29, 1938, BenYosef was hung. He was 25 years old. Shein’s death sentence was commuted because he was a minor at the time of the incident. Djuravin was sentenced to life. By the conclusion of the Arab revolt, more than 5,000 Arabs, 400 Jews and 200 British had been killed and at least 15,000 Arabs wounded. As a result of the Arab revolt, the British severely restricted Jewish immigration to Palestine. With Europe edging closer to war, the British figured they had the support of the Jews against Germany, but they needed the support of the Arabs. Besides, 20 million Moslems lived under the Union Jack and Britain was reliant on Egypt to keep the Suez Canal open. This also marked the disentanglement of the two cultures in the area. For instance, the Jewish city of Tel Aviv had utilized the services of the Arab seaport of Jaffa, but no longer. The Jews created their own seaport for Tel Aviv. And the world still deals with these problems, which are complicated by oil. Next week: Evian Conference Mr. Wimbrow practices law representing those persons accused of criminal and traffic offenses, and those persons who have suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own. He can be contacted at:

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Canyon Kick Off underway; event runs through Sun.


Ocean City resident Wayne Best finished in 13th place during the 11th annual SEA Paddle NYC event last year. SEA Paddle NYC, a 25-mile paddle around Manhattan, raises funds for environmental preservation and several nonprofit autism organizations.

OC resident Wayne Best to compete in SEA Paddle NYC

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (June 29, 2018) In less than two months, Ocean City resident Wayne Best will compete for the fourth time in SEA Paddle NYC, a 25-mile paddle around Manhattan to raise funds for environmental preservation and several nonprofit autism organizations. “It’s the best way to see the city. It’s amazing the sites you see,” he said. “You’ve got to take it all in.” Paddlers start their 25-mile trek under the Brooklyn Bridge. They will head north up the East River, into the Harlem River, then down the Hudson River, finishing at Chelsea Piers Marina right before the Statue of Liberty. “It’s an extremely hard race. It’s taxing,” Best said. “It’s hard on your body. It takes a toll on you mentally and physically. “The last eight miles you’re just spent,” he added. Friends, Lisa Long and Dawn Ehman, introduced Best to the event. He said he did some research and See BEST’S Page 98

Wayne Best, of Ocean City, right, is pictured with his friend, Max Montgomery of California, after the 2017 SEA Paddle NYC.

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (June 29, 2018) The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 36th annual Canyon Kick Off Tournament starts today and runs until Sunday. “We usually have a pretty good turnout. Fishing has been good. As long as the weather holds out we should have another good turnout,” Al Rittmeyer, director of the Canyon Kick Off with Bob Althauser, said last week. “A lot of people participate each year. It’s free for Marlin Club members and it’s fish two-of-three days, so a lot will register even if they fish just one day.” Final registration for the tournament was Thursday. Fishing days are Friday through Sunday, June 29 to July 1. Participants will fish two of the three days. Weigh-ins will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City each day. Cash prizes will be awarded for white and blue marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish releases, as well as for the three largest tuna and dolphin brought to the scale. The minimum weight for all tuna (yellowfin, big eye, bluefin and long fin) is 30 pounds. The minimum weight for dolphin is 10 pounds. Added entry-level calcuttas, which cost $200, $300, $500 and $1,000, are offered in the meatfish (tuna and dolphin), bluefin tuna and billfish divisions. Anglers can win additional prize money if entered into these calcuttas. The billfish division is catchand-release only. One hundred points will be award for white marlin, sailfish and spearfish, and 150 points for blue marlin and swordfish releases. An awards banquet is scheduled for Sunday, July 1, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Marlin Club. Sixty-four boats were entered into the 2017 tournament and $60,480 was presented to the winners. The Maverick crew released a blue marlin to take first place in the division. The group was awarded $12,150. The Haulin’ N Ballin’ team released a white marlin and won $1,620. The Griffin anglers also released a white and took home $1,080. The Grande Pez team landed a 21.2-pound dolphin to earn first place in the division and $15,772.50. The Last Call crew brought 15- and 13.6pound dolphins to the Sunset Marina See CATCHES Page 98

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Best’s goal to raise $4,000 during fourth race Continued from Page 97 when he saw it is a charity event he became even more interested. SEA Paddle NYC is the largest fundraiser for the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance, an organization committed to the preservation and protection of environmental and cultural elements integral to surfing. SEA Paddle NYC has raised more than $3 million for environmental preservation and various autism nonprofits since its inception. It also supports Surfer’s Healing, a nonprofit organization that provides autistic children with free, professional surf lessons. An annual camp is held in Ocean City each summer for children. “I have friends with autistic children and my first cousin’s daughter has Down syndrome, so I know what

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it’s like to have a child with a learning disability,” he said. “It kind of hits home with me.” Sea Paddle NYC participants commit to raising at least $1,000. The first year, Best raised about $3,600 and came in first place in the charity class. The last two years he competed in the Men’s 14’ Elite Division. In 2016, Best finished in seventh place, racing against several professional paddlers, and raised about $3,000. Last year Best was recovering from shoulder surgery and only had two months to prepare for the event. He placed 13th overall and collected over $2,700. So far, Best has raised $1,190. He is currently ranked third on the

event’s top fundraisers list. His goal is to raise $4,000. To donate, visit Click on the donate tab, then on Best’s name. Best has been training year-round for the Aug. 11 competition. He is in the gym every morning nearly two hours before going to work, then he hits the water for a paddle session for about two-to-three hours several nights a week. “I don’t really take a lot of time off,” he said. “I stepped up my cardio game. I’m running more when I can’t paddle.” Best, 44, has competed in events

every weekend this month. Last weekend he took a trip to Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the inaugural Blazing Paddles seven-mile race on the Cuyahoga River. He came in fourth place. The weekend before that he competed in the 17-mile Return to Goat Island event in Snow Hill. He finished seventh overall in the Elite Men’s 14’ SUP race. Next Sunday he will head to Baltimore for the SUP Cup, five-mile race. “I hope New York will be a little easier this year,” Best said. “I’m optimistic I will do really well. I hope to finish in the top 10.”

Catches weighed at Sunset Marina Continued from Page 97 scale in West Ocean City to finish in second and third in the division. The group received $4,073. Absolut Pleasure’s 60.6-pound yellowfin tuna took the top spot in the division. The team was presented $15,772.50. The Stalker crew boated a 59.6-pound yellowfin, good for second place and $2,443.50. The Maverick team was awarded $1,629 for its 56.8-pound yellowfin. The Canyon Blues’ 122.8-pound (59 inches) bluefin tuna placed first in the division. The group was not entered into added entry-level calcuttas and did not receive prize money. The Carol’s Teakettle crew caught a 113.6-pound (58 inches) bluefin tuna and won $900. The Gret’s Three J’s team landed a 106.8-pound (56

Absolut Pleasure’s 60.6-pound yellowfin tuna took the top spot in the division during the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 35th annual Canyon Kick Off last year. The team was presented $15,772.50.

inches) bluefin and took home $540. The Moore Bills team’s 92-pound (55 inches) bluefin earned them $4,140 because of participation in added entry-level calcuttas. The Big Billin’ anglers received a check for

$360 for their 89-pound (51 inches) bluefin. For more information about Ocean City Marlin Club tournaments, call 410-213-1613 or visit

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OC Rec & Parks offers many summer camps (June 29, 2018) Registration is off and running for Ocean City’s summer youth camp season, as the Recreation and Parks Department returns offering the largest variety in the area. Ocean City’s day camps – both Camp Horizon (ages 5-12) and Scamper Camp (ages 3.5-5) – continue to be the most popular among residents, as parents choose to rely on the heavy dose of entertainment and social activities administered to their children while they work. Yet, it is the large variety of sports, art, science and camps on both the beach and bay that has gained increasing at-

tention over the past few years among both residents and visitors alike. Back by popular demand, are both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse camps, For the Love of Soccer Camp (lead for over 30 years by former Baltimore Blast player and coach Bobby McAvan), and skate camp, held at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park downtown. Other returning favorites include beach volleyball, golf, tennis, flag football, basketball and fishing. Science camps round out the schedule, including opportunities to build both robots and rockets, as well as let imaginations run wild building Legos.

New this year campers can explore the local watershed with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program by signing for the OC Estuary Explorers Camp. “There is a camp for anyone to enjoy depending on their hobbies and interests, whether they want to spend time on Ocean City’s beautiful beach or enjoy our many parks and attractions,” Recreation Superintendent Kate Gaddis said. “Even for those times when families would like to include some more structured ‘play’ or learning in their children’s schedules, we have lot to offer there too.” On top of sports and science, OCRP

offers several art programs, including Art Adventure Camp (sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City), drama camp (lead by Schoolhouse Theater Arts, Inc.), and dance. Water sport camps are especially popular during the hot summer months. Camps like surfing, boogie board, Junior Beach Patrol, kayaking and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) fill up fast. The above is only a partial listing of the more than 100 camps, classes, programs, activities and events that OCRP offers. A complete guide can be found at

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Thirty teams race in Ocean City Grand Prix

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (June 29, 2018) The Offshore Powerboat Association National Championship Grand Prix Offshore Power Boat Races featured 30 teams competing on Sunday. Phil Houck, sponsor of the event and owner of Bull on the Beach and Crab Alley, thought the race went very well. “I can’t thank the Town of Ocean City, Worcester County and the local Coast Guard enough,” he said. “With-

out them, there’s no race. They’re just great people to work with.” The races were scheduled in late September, early October the past three years, but they had to be canceled due to bad weather, prompting Houck to move the event to June for 2018. “What I’d like to do [next year] instead of doing it in that June 24 weekend when the town is so busy, I would like to switch it back the way it used to be, in the second week of May or last week of September,” Houck

said. The results of the 2018 Ocean City Grand Prix are as follows: Extreme: first, Miss GEICO Super Cat: first, AMH Motorsports Super Stock: first, Shadow Pirate Super Vee Lite: first, Tug It; second, Typhoon; third, Done Deal Super Vee Xtreme: first, R&S Racing Class Two: first, Bull on the Beach Class Three: first, Wazzup; second, Strictly Business Class Four: first, American Outlaw

Class Five: first, CISCO; second, Specialized Racing; third, Tunnelvision Class Six: first, Smith Brothers/CRC; second, Knot Guilty; third, Liquid Addiction Class Seven: first, Hanging N Banging; second, Woah Mama; third, Tomahawk; fourth, Goofin’ A’Round; fifth, Dawson Custom Marine; sixth, Chug It “It’s a great event. I’m so happy,” Houck said. “It really turned out well.”


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Hunter Simon to attend golf camp with scholarship

(June 29, 2018) The 10th annual Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship to attend the Eagles Landing Golf Camp was awarded to Hunter Simon, a student at Berlin Intermediate School. It was created in honor of Franklin Burroughs, owner of One-Time Plumbing, Inc. in Berlin for over 25 years. Freda Burroughs, Franklin’s wife, thanks all contributors who have helped make the Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship Fund a success. Because of donations, nine young golfers from Berlin Intermediate School have attended the golf camp over the years. They are: Mia Carlotta (2008), Hannah Davis (2009), Adam Melson (2010), Alexander Oatman (2011), Shane Cioccio (2012), Josh Hubbard (2013), Matt Brown (2014), Kately Davis (2015), Amelia Easton (2016) and Gavin Stearn (2017). “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,’” Freda Burroughs said. “They were called the ‘Burley Bunch’ because of all the fun activities

he provided and the fact that he lived on Burley Street at that time. “All of the children are now grown,” she continued. “Two of the Burley Bunch were his own children, Barry and Amber Burroughs. Other members were Cecil Tull, ABC Printers, along with John and Steve Barrett of formerly Barrett Chevrolet and many, many more. A special thank you goes out to Cecil, who has printed

the scholarship certificate each year. You are appreciated.” Freda Burroughs now resides in The Woodlands, Texas, and wants to continue to offer the golf scholarship in her husband’s name. To contribute to the Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship Award, donate to: FBGSA, Berlin Calvin B. Taylor Bank, P.O. Box 5, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

Hunter Simon of Berlin Intermediate School won the Franklin Burroughs Golf Scholarship to the Eagles Landing Camp. He is pictured with, from left, his parents, George and Linda Simon, Al “Hondo” Handy of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department and BIS Principal Tom Sites.

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During the first of three Summer High School Tennis Tournaments at the Ocean City Tennis Center on 61st Street held June 10, Dominic Anthony of Worcester Prep, left, tied with Noah Hornstein of James M. Bennett, both finishing with 39 points in the Boys’ Gold Flight. Paige Jansen of James M. Bennett, right, won the Girls’ Gold Flight division. She is pictured with Bruzz Truitt, tournament director.

Thirty-three juniors compete in tennis tourney (June 29, 2018) The first of three Summer High School Tennis Tournaments at the Ocean City Tennis Center on 61st Street was completed June 10, with 33 juniors from 10 schools competing. The boys’ divisions were tight battles with talented competitors vying for first place. In the Gold Flight, Dominic Anthony of Worcester Prep and Noah

Hornstein, representing James M. Bennett, both finished with 39 points. Sam Bannister, Bohemian Manor, took second place with 33 points. In the Silver Flight, Landon Weer, of James M. Bennett, capture the top spot going undefeated, 3-0, recording 39 points. Brian Min from Parkside High School finished second with a 32 points and Robert Doung, of Parkside High School, placed third with 31 points.

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In the Girls’ Gold Flight Division, James M. Bennett players took the top two spots. Paige Jansen won with 39 points and Trinity Weaver finished second with 32. In the Girls’ Silver Flight, Caroline Carmean of Kent Island High School prevailed with 39 points. Courtney King of Parkside came in second with 27 points. This was the first of three tourna-

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ments in the Grand Prix Summer Circuit at the Ocean City Tennis Center. The next two tournaments will be on July 8 and Aug. 5. The top four players in the Gold and Silver Flights will be invited to play in the Grand Prix Finals on Aug. 26. This event is open to anyone who plays high school tennis on the Eastern Shore. To sign up, call the Ocean City Tennis Center at 410-524-8337.

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Ocean City Today is the newspaper for Ocean City, Md. and the Maryland beach resort area, including West Ocean City, Berlin and Ocean Pines,...