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By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Whatever you want to call it – resigning under duress or a de-facto firing – it remains that David Recor is no longer the Town of Ocean City’s city manager. At the outset of Monday night’s regular council session, City Council President

Lloyd Martin announced that the council "mutually agreed to and accepted City Manager David Recor's resignation" in a closed-door meeting held immediately beforehand. Although the city cannot say so officially because of restrictions on discussing personnel matters, Recor's departure is tied to allegations that he had been uncooperative with requests to complete a drug and alcohol screening following a minor traffic accident in his city-issued vehicle

on Friday, July 10. It is known that the council met with other City Hall staff members last Thursday to discuss Recor's actions following the incident. These reports apparently painted a different picture of events than Recor had stated publicly. However, according to a number of City Hall sources, the council pressure for Recor to resign was not due exclusively to the vehicle incident, See RECOR’S Page 5

Search begins anew for manager Mayor assumes role, again, unfinished business awaits

City Manager David Recor’s resignation Monday leaves another vacancy in local government’s leadership ranks.

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) As of Monday night, now-former City Manager David Recor left behind a thorough strategic plan, a slightly damaged Chevy Tahoe, and a number of loose ends. And, as of Monday night, Mayor Rick Meehan has found himself with an unexpected new job title for the second time in

less than four years. “Nobody is more surprised than me,” Meehan said Monday night. “You could say I’m disappointed. I thought we were moving in a good direction. I did not expect this to happen a second time in my tenure, but here we are.” Per the city’s charter, the mayor assumes the duties of city manager if the position is vacant. While the council can appoint a new city manager –either permanent or interim – at any time, it is also free to leave the post vacant, and have Meehan See POLICY Page 6

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By Brian Gilliland Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Assateague Island National Seashore rangers and officials are concerned with the amount of non-food items coursing through the digestive tracts of Assateague Island’s star attraction: the wild horses. “Everyone kind of knows

what a horse is. They have the image of the kid holding a sugar cube or an apple and expect a similar encounter, but these are wild animals. You wouldn’t behave this way with a bear. You wouldn’t behave this way with a moose,” Park Science Communicator Kelly Taylor said. See HORSES Page 8

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Recor’s style under fire long before incident Continued from Page 1 but rather the culmination of a long series of concerns over Recor’s management style and alleged detachment from the employee ranks. On the morning of Friday, July 10, Recor was headed westbound on Route 50, to get an espresso at Wawa, when he veered to the left of the road and struck a signpost in the median with his city-owned vehicle, a black Chevy Tahoe. The accident was witnessed by an Ocean City Police Department officer, who, given that he was out of his jurisdiction, notified the Maryland State Police. According to the MSP’s report, which was released last Friday, the responding officer, Trooper G. Dick, arrived at the scene and did not see Recor’s vehicle. “While talking with the witness, I observed the suspect vehicle return to the scene, remove the sign from the roadway, and then leave,” Dick wrote in the report. The Ocean City officer then advised Dick that the driver was Recor, in his city take-home car. “I then contacted Ocean City communications, who was able to make contact with Recor, and advise him to come back to the scene,” Dick wrote. “19 minutes after being dispatched I made contact with Recor, at the Wine Rack adjacent to the collision scene.” This is not necessarily out of line with Recor’s own retelling of the events, in which he stated he circled back around at the next intersection to move the broken sign, and met with the trooper at the scene, although the reason for the time delay involved is unclear. Dick noted Recor’s condition as “apparently normal” and wrote “none detected” under substance use. The critical details of the incident, however, are what happened after Recor returned to City Hall and in-

formed the city Risk Manager Eric Lagstrom, who handles insurance and accident filings, of the incident. Despite allegations that he was uncooperative, Recor maintained he had followed procedure. However, it has become common knowledge that the City Council was informed during the closed meeting that Recor had questioned whether the city manager was required to take a drug and alcohol test, given that he has sole and unrestricted use of his city-purchased vehicle. Further, under whatever circumstances, Recor did not provide a urinalysis sample until later in the afternoon, with the test performed at 5:36 p.m., according to documentation that Recor shared with this newspaper last week. The test came back negative for any of the screened substances. Recor had scheduled interviews with candidates for the town’s new Planning Director through most of the day and said that was why he did not complete the test immediately. The lack of clarity surrounding the recent incident, however, was just one piece of a larger puzzle as to why Recor was pressed to resign. For much of his three-year tenure with the city, Recor was under fire for his allegedly disconnected management style, of which the drug test incident was just the most recent example. City staffers shared privately that he frequently did not return emails or phone calls, even when decisions had to be made. Staff meetings were often cancelled at the last minute. Most of Recor’s time, it seemed, was spent on high-level initiatives, such as the city’s strategic plan, which Recor had introduced, but at the expense of giving clear day-to-day directions. According to sources, briefly before Recor’s resignation was requested, one member of council said, “If we don’t address this now, we’re just

going to be back in the same position in another year, and employee relations will have gotten that much worse.” Recor’s past history with his city-issued vehicles has been somewhat checkered. Some months ago, Ocean City Today requested service records for any vehicles issued to Recor. These showed that, on several occasions, Recor’s vehicle had suffered damage. One incident involved the previous city manager’s vehicle, a Ford Escape Hybrid that had been issued to former City Manager Dennis Dare, in which the hood of the car was damaged. Others involved Recor’s current Tahoe, which replaced the Escape two years ago, with damage to the bumper and side mirror. Last month, Recor also spilled a can of gasoline inside the Tahoe, caus-

ing carpet and upholstery damage. In all instances, repairs were made by and billed to the city’s service garage. Recor started with the Town of Ocean City in June 2012, after leaving his previous post as city manager of Fort Pierce, Fla. Recor’s hiring was a controversial issue, although not necessarily because of him. In the fall of 2011, four members of the City Council had asked for the retirement of Dennis Dare, the resort’s previous city manager, a move that was not well received by the other three council representatives. The revelation that Ocean City was considering hiring Recor led to considerable friction with his then-current employer in Florida, and a similar outpouring of criticism against him, according to media reports from Fort Pierce.

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‘I don’t see it as a hurdle. We have smart people on the council, and we have strong department heads who I know will step up to the plate.’ Mayor Rick Meehan had done the job for over a decade. Ironically, that move was said to have been brought on by criticism over Thornes’ use of his city vehicle. In the position’s place, Recor created a third deputy director of public works post, which will oversee the bus system as well as the airport and vehicle repair shop. The city’s Grants Coordinator, Wayne Pryor, is currently filling the post, presumably on an interim basis and it remains unclear if Recor intended to hire a new deputy director. Further, several months ago, Recor similarly cut the position of city planner and the employee who held the position, Bob Nelson. The position’s primary function was to track and update the city’s state-required comprehensive plan, which deals with land use and development. Recor had planned to outsource Nelson’s job and issue a request for proposals (RFP) to private firms to study the comprehensive plan. As of Recor’s last memo, he said he was “in the process of preparing a Comprehensive Plan RFP and Scope of Services.” More importantly, the city still lacks a director of planning and zoning, a position that has been vacant for a year since the departure of previous director Matt Margotta. Recor and Margotta had worked together at previous jobs in South Carolina, with Recor bringing Margotta to Ocean City in January 2013. Accusations of

on-the-job drinking saw Margotta depart eight months later. Coincidentally, immediately following his traffic incident, Recor and city Human Resources Director Wayne Evans had conducted interviews with candidates for the Director of Planning and Zoning. It is unclear how the hiring process will proceed in Recor’s sudden absence. Recor’s last memo to the council – which can be found in Monday’s agenda packet – also indicates that he was in the middle of another potentially major initiative involving the Ocean City Police Department’s previous request to the council to conduct a study of the seasonal officer program. That request, which discussed the difficulty in hiring summer cops given the department’s desire to increase qualifying standards, seemed to have been put on ice. Recor’s memo, however, said he recently “negotiated for [the] Center for Public Safety Management's comprehensive analysis of Ocean City Police Department patrol staffing.” Despite the organizational challenges, Meehan said the city was still well equipped to move forward while the council seeks a new city manager. “I don’t see it as a hurdle,” he said. “We have smart people on the council, and we have strong department heads who I know will step up to the plate. The employees are not going to miss a beat.”

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Beach patrol welcomes public to new HQ OC guards get real home for first time; move from previous building ongoing

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) For a building that’s only about 50 yards away from its predecessor, the most striking thing about the new Ocean City Beach Patrol Headquarters building isn’t the location. It’s the smell. That would be the scent of fresh paint and tile work that hung in the air – a stark contrast to the aroma of mold, mildew, dampness, and decay that emanates from the old building on Dorchester Street, which, even a quarter-century ago, had already been deemed unsuitable for occupancy by the police department and district court, leading to the 1991 construction of the Public Safety Building on 65th Street. The new building on the southeast corner of Talbot Street and Baltimore Avenue officially opened on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and grand tour of the new facility. It’s one block away from the OCBP’s existing headquarters. Despite its long history and critical job, this the first time the OCBP has ever had it’s own, dedicated building. Generations of lifeguards have come and gone out of hand-me-down spaces.

“This building is not just about the current beach patrol, it’s about anyone who has ever worked for us and anyone who will work for us,” said OCBP Captain Butch Arbin. The new facility boasts more than 9,500 square feet of space on three floors. Most important is the storage, with the building having been optimized for the exact equipment the OCBP uses. “It looks like a lot of open space, but we have so much stuff,” Arbin said. “Once we get the furniture in, plus all our gear and materials, it’ll fill up quick.” The new building features a number of amenities that the OCBP has had to go without. Dedicated meeting and classroom spaces, as well as offices for each of the OCBP’s senior commanders, are a welcome addition. The new storage bay boasts enough space to stand rescue boards upright - as opposed to the low-ceiling garage at the old building that forced equipment to be stored horizontally in the musty rafters. “It’s pretty much the same amount of space as we had before, just laid out much more efficiently,” Arbin said. “There was only so much we could do with the old building. Our new instruction room is configured like an actual instruction room. The instruction room we’re moving out of is the old judge’s chambers.”

As it has before, the Ocean City Police Department will continue to use part of the Beach Patrol building as a base of operations for downtown bicycle patrols, with the new facility incorporating a room complete with custom-made bike racks. Serious effort on the new building began in the fall of 2013, the City Council was convinced – given the chronic issues of peeling paint, mold, asbestos, and general rot at the hand-me-down headquarters – to issue a $2 million bond to fund construction of a new facility. A replacement building had been discussed for years, but much of the delay in building one came from confusion on where to put it. At one point, the city was planning to create a centralized facility at 65th street that would incorporate all police, fire and Beach Patrol operations. The OCBP, however, much prefers to stay downtown, where most of its training and its heaviest operations take place. Downtown is also the ancestral home of the force, with many guards remembering a time when downtown was all there was. As it is, from the window of his new office, Arbin can see the house where he lived when he first started in 1973. “That’s where I lived for my first 12 years with the Beach Patrol,” he said. “The rent was $12.50 per week.”

The land on which the new facility has been built was given to the city by the Ocean City Development Corporation, the city-sponsored non-profit for urban redevelopment, which has a strong interest in keeping Beach Patrol operations downtown. OCDC will be contributing 35 percent toward repayment of the $2 million borrowed. In return, OCDC will be taking over the old beach patrol property, which will be demolished once move-in at the new facility is complete. The city also helped to finance OCDC’s purchase of several properties along Somerset Street, adjacent to the old Beach Patrol headquarters. These buildings were demolished last month, and will be used this season for parking. Once the old Beach Patrol building comes down, the collected parcel will be used as part of the model block program, in which OCDC hopes to design a mixed-use project that will spark downtown renewal. This won’t happen until after the fall, however, once the beach patrol is completely moved in. The best part about having the new facility only a block away, Arbin said, is that nothing has to be moved en masse. “We’re not trying to rush it,” he said. “I can carry over a couple files I need from the old office to the new one, and just kind of shift over as we work through the summer.”

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City, petitioners trade competing court actions Christ seeking to have case heard in federal court; town moving ahead at state level

By Zack Hoopes Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) In what appears to be a ping-pong match of legal precedents, the Town of Ocean City and anti-tax group Ocean City Taxpayers for Social Justice (OCTSJ) traded court summons with each other this week, each in an attempt to block the efforts of the other party. OCTSJ has filed a case in U.S. District Court, claiming relief under habeas corpus for what the group’s founder, local landlord Tony Christ, is calling an unlawful suppression of his petition to set a tax rate ceiling. At the same time that Christ is seeking federal judgment, the city is continuing to seek declaratory judgment over the legality, under Maryland law, of a petition the city believes would illegally strip the municipality of the power to set its own taxes. “Essentially what he’s trying to do is skirt around the declaratory judgment action that I filed in [Maryland] circuit court to try to get it into federal court,” said City

Solicitor Guy Ayres. “We’re going to have to file a response in 21 days, and we’ll be filing a motion to dismiss and/or a motion for summary judgment from the federal court.” Christ, of course, disagrees, arguing that federal court relief is appropriate since the city’s desire for judicial review of the petition is itself a thinly veiled attempt to stop his initiative. “If the town does nothing, the petition would have to be put up for a vote,” Christ said. “It is this action that we’re trying to ask the federal court to intercede in.” OCTSJ’s petition proposes to amend the city’s charter to include a provision stating, “The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City shall not tax property at a rate greater than thirty-eight cents ($0.38) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.” This level, 38 cents per hundred dollars of assessment, was the tax levy in the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the last budget struck before the country’s 2008 financial collapse. Since then, the city’s tax rate – in response to declining property values – has risen to 47.8 cents for the coming fiscal year. If approved, the measure would cut taxes by nearly 10 cents, forcing the city to cut its

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‘Essentially what he’s trying to do is skirt around the declaratory judgment action that I filed in [Maryland] circuit court to try to get it into federal court. We’re going to have to file a response in 21 days, and we’ll be filing a motion to dismiss and/or a motion for summary judgment from the federal court’ City Solicitor Guy Ayres position that stems from a 1992 brief from the Maryland Court of Appeals regarding a similar case between Anne Arundel County and anti-tax advocate Rayburn Smallwood, as well as another parallel case between an activist group and Baltimore County. In both cases, the court found that ballot provisions that would de-facto set the tax rate were in violation of section 6-302 of the Maryland Code, which dictates that the county council was to set the tax rate. Having the tax rate dictated by charter amendment thus violates this basic organization. The legal stipulation, Ayres has argued, is the same for municipalities, as the same language used in 6302 is used in section 6-303, which assigns municipal tax powers. The court’s reasoning goes back to the basic idea of representative democracy. Representative bodies are elected to look out for the interests of all constituents, and are thus endowed with legislative powers, as opposed to simply legislating by popular majority. Thus, the court found that “the exercise of the legislative initiative power [by petitioners]... completely circumvents the legislative body, thereby totally undermining its status as the primary legislative organ.” However, certain elements of the Anne Arundel and Baltimore petitions were found to be correct in that they did not set a hard level of taxation, but rather provided guidelines for the legislative body, such as requirements that tax increases be pegged to the Consumer Price Index. Only those elements of the

referendum that mandated a tax rollback regardless of action from the county councils were deemed illegal. In his federal filing, Christ argues that OCTSJ’s petition meets this test, and that the city’s request for review can thus be relieved federally under habeas corpus. “The petition did not attempt to control assessments, nor did it attempt to fix the amount of revenue to a prior period such as earlier petitions in Baltimore, Talbot, and Anne Arundel with which the state court found fault,” Christ wrote in his federal filing. “In 2009, the last time the tax rate was 38 cents, the Town of Ocean City received record revenues. Since the petition does not fix revenues to a prior period, it is not a rollback.” To this point, Christ argues that the city’s over-taxation problem was created before 2009. In 2004, Christ notes, the city collected only about $26 million in tax revenue. In the ensuing years, as total property values rose rapidly, the city did not reduce the tax rate to compensate fully for that increase, driving up the municipal budget. In 2009, the total tax burden stood at nearly $48 million. Thus, Christ argues, the rapid growth of government – and the uneven application of the “constant yield” tax revenue methodology during the boom years – has created an excessive burden post2009, as the city has only dropped it’s taxes about 15 percent in the past six years, whereas it hiked them about 80 percent during the six years before that. Even though this may be a sound objection from a financial standpoint, qualifying for legal relief in federal court is a different matter. The issue at hand is not federally decisionable, Ayres said, since Christ’s claim of habeas corpus hinges on the idea that any suppression of the petition is a First Amendment violation. “Assuming that everything the plaintiff says is truthful – and we’re not saying it is, but assuming it is – Tony is still not stating a claim for which federal relief can be granted,” Ayres said. “He’s alleging that he and OCTSJ have a First Amendment right to have their petition put before the voters.” “The First Amendment gives him the freedom to criticize his government. It does not give him the right to change his government via any means of his choosing.” This speaks back to the opinion given in the Smallwood case, in which court found that voters did have the freedom to lower their taxes, but not by extrajudicial means. The most readily available way, the court said, was to simply vote in candidates who pledged to make cuts.


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Buskers start signup; spaces open City street performer policy goes into effect Monday; 23 of 32 Bdwk. spots taken

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By Brian Gilliland Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) According to figures provided by the Ocean City Police Department, the number of pedestrians struck by vehicles in the resort so far this year is the lowest it has been in three years. Lindsay Richard, public information officer for the department, said there have been eight pedestrian collisions so far in the resort this year. “There was one in May, four in June and three as of July 16,” she said. This time last year, she said, there were 14 pedestrian collisions. In 2013, 16 pedestrians had been struck in the resort. The resort recorded two fatalities in 2012. On June 5, 2012, a 15 yearold girl from Western Maryland was,

according to published reports, struck while attempting to catch a bus against a “no walk” sign. Memorial Day weekend of that year saw a man, Diogo Facchini sentenced to five years in prison, with five years of probation and a $5,000 fine connected with the death of Towson University student Matthew Cheswick. Cheswick was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, according to published reports, although he was reported to be “almost to the curb.” Facchini was reported to have a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit at the time of the accident, but the prosecutor did not pursue those charges. “The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens to Walk Smart, use the crosswalks and always wait for the signal to change before crossing,” Richard said. “Walking to a crosswalk and waiting for the light to change may seem like a short inconvenience but that extra minute or less may save your life.”

Southernmost spots more popular with board buskers Continued from Page 16 court precedents on limiting freedom of speech, since those not taking part in the rotation system will still have an opportunity to express themselves, but it will be just north of Ninth Street. The new legislation also enacts a number of use restrictions not only over the designated spaces from Ninth Street south, but also from Tenth Street north, where performers are allowed to operate on any of the open areas at street-ends without going through the City Hall. These regulations include limits on leaving unattended items, refueling generators, and any performances that involve touching or application of substances to the body.

The new policy was formulated after several months of hearings by a city task force, appointed to address the street performer issue, and advised by constitutional law firm Venable LLC, which was hired to help the city following recent legal issues. The plaintiff in the 2011 case heard by Hollander, spray-paint artist Mark Chase, was appointed as a member of the recent city task force on the matter, although he objected to many of the committee’s findings. The regulations also exempt any group distributing expressive materials, but not vending them, such as political groups distributing fliers or buttons. All other performers, whether seeking compensation or not, must comply.

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Richard Anderson of CQI, the consultant who provided preliminary information on how a county solar project would work in hopes of landing a contract that never materialized, said the county had significant bargaining position when it came time to outlining a power purchase agreement contract with a developer. Customarily, Anderson said, the county can factor in a number of escape clauses to the agreement, such as if the solar generator production falls below a certain percentage, with 85 percent being the norm. Also, price increases are generally held to a set schedule and percentage independent from energy market fluctuations. In this case, Anderson said two percent increases after five years of fixed prices was standard. A 30 percent federal tax credit, Anderson said, is available to projects that are operating before December 2016. State credits are due to expire this year. To take advantage of these incentives, Anderson said, time is of the essence. These sentiments were echoed by representatives of Sun Edison and Standard Solar, who presented an unsolicited offer for development immediately following Anderson’s informational presentation. The presentation, delivered by Robert Busler, director of business development at Standard Solar, and Mike Volpe, regional sales director of Sun Edison, echoed most of the points Anderson made. Without the federal subsidies, they said, the project becomes less lucrative. Getting everything in place before they expire, Volpe said, would be challenging but doable. “How do we know we would be getting the best deal?’ County Attorney Sonny Bloxom asked. Mitrecic moved to direct the staff to find and evaluate comparable arrangements both inside and outside of Maryland to determine the viability of the project in Worcester County, which passed unanimously.

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By Brian Gilliland Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) In moves more appropriate to a shell game than a methodical legislative process, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted, in sequence, unanimously to empower the Board of Zoning Appeals to hear cases usually overseen by the Shoreline Commission, then 4-3 to not abolish the Shoreline Commission and, finally, unanimously to repeal the earlier decision to empower the Board of Zoning Appeals. Board President Jim Bunting and Commissioners Ted Elder and Joe

Mitrecic voted to abolish the commission, though the motion to do so, offered by a reticent Mitrecic, was not easily made. When the topic was first discussed earnestly in public in June, the commissioners heard from a number of citizens and a sitting Shoreline commissioner opposed to the move championed by Bunting. However, when public comment on the legislation to proceed with the abolishment was offered on Tuesday, no one spoke — for or against. First on the agenda was resolution 15-10, which would grant the existing powers of the commission, concerned with mediating construction disputes within view of the shoreline, to the BZA. That passed unanimously. “Most functions [of the Shoreline Commission] are internalized,” Envi-

ronmental Services Director Bob Mitchell said during the June meeting, “Mechanized even. Historically, all the problems have been neighbor disputes.” Under the reaffirmed structure, a neighbor believing a project under the Shoreline commission’s jurisdiction would negatively affect his or her property could request a hearing. Neighbors would also be alerted by mail if a major project were intended in their area. The seven-member board, each appointed by their respective county commissioner, would then hear the dispute and make a ruling. With the administrative functions of the commission removed, the county commissioners moved to resolution 15-09 to abolish the board. Once again, the floor was opened to

public comment, but no one in attendance offered an opinion. Bunting closed the issue to public comments, called for a motion and waited. After a prolonged silence, County Attorney Sonny Bloxom broke the quiet. “Why give the BZA authority but not do this?” he wondered. Commissioner Chip Bertino deflected the question with a joke. “Sonny,” Bertino said, “you always tell us a county commissioner can do whatever they want.” Bunting still waited for a motion. Finally Mitrecic made the motion, which was defeated. After the commissioners hashed out the procedures determining what their next step would be, Mitrecic moved to rescind resolution 15-10. Board Vice President Merrill Lockfaw seconded, and the commissioners unanimously decided to repeal the earlier resolution. No explanation for the back-andforth was given.

Business group gives Carozza top score for 2015

(July 24, 2015) Delegate Mary Beth Carozza (District 38C) has received a 100 percent rating from Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) for her probusiness voting record during the 2015 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Carozza was one of 34 state Delegates to receive a perfect score this year. Carozza’s rating was reported in the 30th edition of MBRG’s Roll Call publication, which rates all 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly based on their votes on bills that have practical or philosophical importance to the widest possible range of Maryland businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce.


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COUNTY BRIEFS (July 24, 2015) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following issues during their meeting on Tuesday.

Annexations approved When the public hearing on the matter of the amending the county water and sewer plan to include areas recently annexed by Berlin garnered no opposition, the commissioners approved the measure, effectively approving the annexations. Properties along Seahawk Road, near the intersection of Friendship Road and Route 50 and the intersection of Germantown Road and Route 113, were annexed into Berlin.

Tax software purchase The County Treasurer’s office included a line item in its fiscal 2016 budget to replace outdated tax software. The county approved about $452,000 to make the purchase, of which County Financial Officer Phil Thompson estimates $448,000 will be spent on the software, hardware upgrades and travel expenses for the vendor, Tyler Technologies. The county received a discount by timing the purchase with Caroline County, and another 12 counties already use the same application to manage their tax information, Thompson said.

Board of Ed. funding shift The commissioners approved a budget shift of approximately $200,000 to pay for its plan to cut some positions in order to fund scheduled increases in employee salaries. The county commissioners refused, during budget season, to fund the plan to restore and resolve ongoing salary disputes with teachers. Once the commissioners had their

say, the Board of Education was entitled to make some modifications as long as they didn’t shift money between funded categories. If the commissioners didn’t approve this change, according to County Attorney Sonny Bloxom, the money would sit in the Board of Education’s account, unable to be spent on anything.

County funds Day’s salary As part of a request from Economic Development Director Bill Badger, the commissioners approved an outlay of $5,000 from his department’s consulting budget of $30,000 to help pay for Michael Day’s consulting salary for the Town of Snow Hill. A couple of commissioners had reservations owning to the removal of funds from the town’s budget for similar services during budget requests, but consensus was reached as they decided to handle future requests like these on a case-by-case basis. “Snow Hill should be the star of the whole county,” Commissioner Ted Elder said. “It should be seen as great and wonderful, not dilapidated and empty. I wholeheartedly approve.”

Program extended Worcester County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program has been extended through June 30, 2018. Environmental Programs Director Bob Mitchell said the extension was due solely to the “strength of our program and its accomplishments during the previous three years.” The land preservation program “clearly provide[s] a demonstrable return for the county,” Mitchell said.

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Connections hamper county The ongoing lack of access to high speed Internet continues to be an issue isolating the Eastern Shore from the other side of the Chesapeake Bay, as communications across the bridge are moving towards

a modern structure while Worcester and other counties lag farther and farther behind. The county health department presented its findings that the county pays $472 per megabit per month over a T1 line, whereas fiber costs $350 per 10 megabits. Fiber connections are common in Annapolis and Baltimore, and allow more cloud-based services to be leveraged. However, those structures require a reasonable amount of bandwidth to run, which is where the lower shore simply can’t compete, or maintain level with the speed of innovation.

vides for the Maryland Mortgage Program and the Maryland HomeCredit Program, has been allocated in excess of $1.8 million in 2015. The mortgage program provides low interest loans to first-time buyers, and the HomeCredit program, new this year, provides a federal tax credit of up to 25 percent of the buyer’s annual interest payment, up to $2,000.

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Changes to Worcester County’s Floodplain Management Ordinance, proposed and approved last month locally, have brought the program into line with the federal guidelines, according to a representative of FEMA. Planning Director Ed Tudor presented the news to the commissioners.

The county used GovDeals.com, an online auction site, to sell surplus equipment ostensibly to other governmental organizations across the country. For the first time, the county opted to let GovDeals manage the financial transactions. About $62,000 was collected on Worcester’s behalf, of which nearly $7,000 was paid to the site for services rendered, leaving almost $55,000 for the county. The original cost of the surplus items was not included.

Programs extended

Road name to change

The Worcester County “On behalf of” program, which sells bonds at the state level to finance or subsidize homebuying locally to reduce costs, has been extended by a unanimous vote of the county commissioners. The bond allocation, which pro-

Unhappy with the name of “Briny Lane,” the county opted to favor a request made on behalf of a hospitality company — the only business using the road as a mailing address — to change the name to “Hospitality Lane.”

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County schools introduce ‘Teach. Learn. Connect.’

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) The Worcester County Board of Education unveiled its plans, during a meeting on Tuesday, to implement “Teach. Learn. Connect.” for the coming school year. The learning management system ‘Technology opens is aimed at up a whole new offering more oppor- world for students to be creative by tunities and creativity allowing them among stuto show what dents and they know’ teachers. Diane Stulz, “Techn o l o g y coordinator of opens up a instruction for whole new Worcester County world for Public Schools students to be creative by allowing them to show what they know,” said Diane Stulz, the coordinator of instruction for Worcester County Public Schools. “Instead of writing a paper they can make a See DIGITAL Page 23

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Task force comes up with guidelines for social media

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Five Worcester County assistant principals have come up with a series of guidelines to help students with proper ways to use social media. “The President of the United States, our schools and government all use social media,� said Pocomoke High School Assistant Principal Matthew Record. “You are communicating with the world and it’s watching.� The new guidelines include telling school personnel when a student intends to start an account, trying to keep professional and personal information separate, not using specific addresses, full names or phone numbers, and always making sure posts go along with the mission and values of the schools. In addition to the guidelines, cyber-civility handouts were created and changes were made to the student code of conduct to incorporate social media. “As social media evolves so will the guidelines, and it’s a solid foundation in creating a positive climate to talk about social media,� Record said. The guidelines are not policy and procedure, but that may change in the future. The task force included five Worcester assistant principals from all grade levels and schools, along with input from teachers, staff, students and parents in the county who came up with strategies that would inform students about appropriate behavior on social media and how to use these sites to be productive in society. “They lay a foundation on how to act on social media and help foster a positive climate,� Record said. “Social media can be a positive impact on student instruction and learning. These guidelines will help us get there.�

Schools revamp survey through software system

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (June 24, 2015) The Worcester County Public School system is changing up its countywide senior survey, giving students more specific questions and tailored guidance services through the Naviance software platform. “It’s a combination of personalized instruction and online modules for college and career readiness,� said Karen Baker, research, accountability and testing coordinator for Worcester Public Schools. “Naviance comes highly recommended with technology to help See WOR. Page 24

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how they did while it’s still fresh in their minds, providing them with active learning environment. “Students learn in different ways and with technology it’s easier to differentiate each student in the classroom and look at the skills students might need enrichment in,� Stulz said. Worcester County Public School teachers and administrators looked at several learning management systems and tested different devices on each age group of students, she added. Starting this fall, kindergarten through third grade will receive iPads, fourth to eighth grade will utilize chromebooks and high school students will each be given a laptop. “Students will being their tech-

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Wor. senior survey software provides grad program info Continued from Page 23 students figure out a career path.” Students in sixth through 12th grade meet with a guidance counselor a couple times a year to set goals for postsecondary education while the system gives students their top strengths with possible career opportunities to get them thinking about their futures. Questions focus on specifics, like whether or not students took advanced placement courses, if they took classes at Worcester Technical High School and if they were involved with the STEM Academy. In addition, Naviance exposes students to master and associates degrees, which gives them more options then a four-year college or entering the workforce. “A lot of kids don’t go to college because they didn’t know how or where to apply,” Baker said. The guidance platform also gives students information on scholarships, college applications, college and scholarship search information, registration for the SAT or ACT and FAFSA information. “It helps kids who do not have knowledge or experience and breaks down the information to make it more attainable,” Baker said.

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Diakonia to benefit from award WOC shelter flat-funded by local governments despite increasing operating costs

By Brian Gilliland Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) When Jack Burbage, owner of Blue Water Construction, was named the recipient of the 2015 Hal Glick award, he wasted no time in naming Diakonia, a nonprofit emergency housing shelter and service provider in West Ocean City, the beneficiary of his share of the prize money. The Hal Glick award is a five-yearold program to reward philanthropy in Ocean City and it is named for a pioneering area Realtor. The award’s prize component, given in November, is a one-third share in the fundraiser dinner where the award is formally announced. The other two-thirds go to Atlantic General Hospital and Temple Bat Yam. The dinners, in previous years, have brought in as much as $75,000. Diakonia, one of two shelters in Worcester County, is the closest, geographically, to the resort. Its mission is to “address the root causes of homelessness.” “It’s always a challenge to keep your name in front of the community,” Director Claudia Nagle said. “We deliver

more than just a bed; more than just food.” But tough budget years in Ocean City and Worcester County have made it more difficult to get funding to help provide those services at a steady level, as prices and costs increase. “Grant money can be hard to get, and we’ve been flat-funded from the government,” Nagle said. “We received $40,000 from Ocean City, $42,000 from the county commissioners and $7,500 from the Town of Berlin.”

‘The services and enrichments we offer helps people to get their lives back on track’ Diakonia Director Claudia Nagle At any given time, Nagle said, there are 40 people — one third of them children — in residence at the shelter. “We’ve looked at different ways to help ourselves, the thrift store for example, which is staffed by volunteers. When people learn of us, they often want to help.” The thrift store is “Used to be Mine” on Route 611 and Sunset Ave. in West Ocean City. It’s open Wednesday through Saturday. “We’re very grateful to the community and thankful for their ongoing

support,” she said. Nagle explained Diakonia’s mission goes beyond a place to “rest your head.” “The services and enrichments we offer helps people to get their lives back on track,” she said. Beyond emergency housing, Diakonia oversees a food bank where, once per month, about “five days” worth of food can be obtained. Nagle said 10,000 people availed themselves of this service last year. “We offer support and learning opportunities, like how to save money for instance. Everyone living here gets a caseworker,” and access to medical services, should they be required, Nagle said. Diakonia also offers a slate of veteran’s services and targeted classes plus programs to help keep their charges in permanent housing after they leave the shelter. “It’s not always a quick turnaround but people leave here with a better sense of what it takes to get permanent housing. About 78 percent of people leave here to stay in permanent housing for at least six months, 90 leave here with increased income, and 100 percent are connected to the resources they need to maintain permanent housing,” Nagle said. Burbage serves on the Board of Directors of Diakonia.

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Armed robbery David Chandler, 29, of Pennsauken, NJ and Baron Coleman, 36, of Philadelphia, PA were arrested on July 18 and charged with beating and stealing money from a guest at the hotel where they were staying. Ocean City police met the victim, who told officers he left his room to get ice on the first floor when he met a woman and followed her into a room. Immediately after, two men came into the room and began to punch the victim numerous times in the head, the report stated. As the fight ensued, they stole his wallet, pulled a knife out and threatened to kill him, police reported. According to the report, the victim felt he was fighting for his life and walked backward toward a rear sliding door before kicking it in. He ran outside and jumped over a fence. His wallet was located at the bottom of the hotel pool, sans $270. After an investigation, police were able to find information about the car Chandler and Coleman fled in. A Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy located the vehicle in a West Ocean City parking lot. The victim was taken to the location where he positively identified his attackers, the report stated. Chandler and Coleman were arrested and charged with armed robbery, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and theft under $1,000. Coleman was additionally charged with giving a false statement to an officer for pretending to be “Brandon Anderson” during his arrest.

trespass warning, which the defendant allegedly denied. He was placed under arrest for trespassing and, after a search, two capped syringes and a burnt silver spoon with a brown substance suspected to be heroin were located, the report stated. Sachs was charged with trespassing on private property, possessing a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. At about 4 a.m. the next day, Ocean City police officers were dispatched back to the motel because Sachs returned for the second time within 12 hours. The two girls staying in the room told police they were sleeping around 2 a.m. when Sachs returned to the unit and began knocking on the door. The girls went back to sleep, but two hours later Sachs came crashing through the bathroom window.

Sachs was arrested again and charged with fourth-degree burglary of a dwelling, trespassing on private property and malicious destruction of property.

Assault on officer Ocean City police officers arrested Griffin Roberts, 19, of Pittsburg, PA for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. On July 18, Roberts was arrested for an open container of alcohol, and a search uncovered marijuana and a smoking device, the report stated. He was issued a criminal citation for the open container, a civil citation for the marijuana possession, and released from the scene. Less than an hour later, an officer on patrol allegedly heard Roberts scream profanity in a loud voice numerous times. Police reported Roberts started to run when he saw

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officers responding to the location. As a police officer was trying to subdue Roberts, he allegedly punched him with a closed fist in the head. Another officer deployed her Taser as Roberts continued to resist arrest, and he was eventually handcuffed, according to the report. Emergency medical staff arrived after Roberts sustained abrasions to his knee and two puncture wounds to his back from the Taser. The officer who was punched sustained a head injury and was evaluated as well. Roberts was taken to Atlantic General Hospital. While in booking, two driver’s licenses were located on Roberts and he allegedly presented a fake identification card to officers earlier in the evening. He was charged with an open conContinued on Page 26

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POLICE/COURTS Continued from Page 25 tainer of alcohol, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, second-degree assault of a police officer and possession of a fake identification card.

Party shack Ocean City police officers arrested Ky’Shir Connally, 18, of Delmar, Del. for breaking into a residence on several occasions. On July 15, police were called to a condominium downtown where lights were on in a unit that was supposed to be unoccupied. When Connally answered the door, he was ordered outside while officers removed an additional three people. Connally allegedly told police he was trying to find a place to party. The owner of the unit told police his condominium was broken into a few weeks prior through a window and his son’s shoes were stolen. Police reported the shoes Connally had on were the same exact size and description of the pair reported stolen. Connally was arrested for first, third and fourth degree burglary. According to the report, Connally told police that a woman first took

him to the vacant condo to have sex. He allegedly returned a few days later to steal the shoes. Connally then contacted friends and invited everyone to the condominium the night he was arrested. Connally was charged with theft, malicious destruction of property, burglary of the first, second and fourth degree dwelling.

Parking lot rampage Anthony Allen, 27, of Millsboro, Del. was arrested on July 15 after hitting a vehicle in a hotel parking lot and leaving the scene. Police reported meeting with a security guard at the downtown hotel after the incident that said he witnessed the crash and ran over in attempt to flag Allen down. According to the guard, Allen then rapidly accelerated toward him, causing him to fear for his life as he jumped out of the way. According to a report, police later spoke with Allen who denied involvement. Officers claimed they could smell alcohol on Allen’s breath. After allegedly failing five field sobriety tests, Allen was placed under arrested for driving while impaired. A search of his vehicle uncovered a

loaded handgun. A Breathalyzer test at police headquarters later revealed a .13 blood-alcohol level. Allen has 15 charges including first and second-degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, handgun in vehicle, driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure of vehicle driver to stop after unattended vehicle accident.

Impersonating trooper Ocean City police officers arrested William Malinowski, 44, of Cordova, Md. for crashing into two cars and leaving the scene on July 15. When officers arrived, Malinowski appeared to be intoxicated, was driving the car in question and identified himself as a Maryland State Trooper from the Centreville Barrack, according to the report. As the officers spoke with Malinowski, he told them his car also had cameras and he was not driving the vehicle when the collisions occurred, the report stated. Speaking to police, several victims alleged Malinowski struck the back of their vehicle twice when they were waiting in the turn lane. They followed him into a parking lot, watched as he

hit a parked Jeep and attempt to flee as police arrived, according to the report. Police reported smelling alcohol on Malinowski’s breath and initiated a field sobriety test, which he failed. He has 27 charges including impersonating a police officer, giving a false statement to police, failure of vehicle driver in an accident to locate and notify driver of vehicle damage, failure of vehicle driver to stop after unattended vehicle damage, failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving vehicle damage, knowingly giving false accident report information, changing vehicle equipment after a repair order certification is issued and driving while intoxicated.

Domestic assault Matthew Grab, 34, of Ocean City was arrested on July 14 for assaulting his girlfriend. According to a report, the victim was sleeping when Grab came home early in the morning and started playing loud music. When he refused to turn it down, she started gathering her belongings to leave when he pushed her over the coffee table and starting throwing her around the room. The report said the victim’s sister tried to intervene, but was pushed by Grab. He then proceeded to choke the victim, who later said she feared for her life. After releasing the victim, Grab smashed her phone and fled on foot, the report stated. Grab was charged with three counts of second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property.

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New system puts water quality on phone app Assateague Coastal Trust providing local data for beach and bay readings

By Josh Davis Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) People planning a trip to the beach or preparing to take part in water sports in the area can check the water quality, if they so desire, with a new app offered by the Assateague Coastal Trust. Created by the Lake Ontario Waterkeepers, the “Swim Guide” app offers current information – from Memorial Day through Labor Day – on beaches and waterways across North America. While Worcester County receives federal funding to monitor ocean beaches and public landings for EPA safe standards, ACT Executive Director Kathy Phillips said that information can be difficult to locate. Swim Guide, she said, allows users to easily receive that data. “When you open the app, the GPS picks up where you are and puts out a whole list of all the beaches and gives you a green or a red as to whether it’s safe to go in or not,” she said. “It picks up all the county-monitored beaches, so we have all the beaches down in Ocean City and all the beaches they do down on Assateague Island, and it puts it all in one place.” Phillips said the Berlin-based nonprofit has also worked to fill in the gaps between county-monitored beaches and those that often go overlooked. “What we’ve done is expand into the waters behind Ocean City and Assateague Island, places where people recreate in the water,” she said. “The county was only doing the ocean beaches, so there was this gap,” Phillips continued. “We know people use those areas for water recreation. The beauty of Swim Guide is it picks up the county information and plugs it in there right along with what we’ve been monitoring.” Philips said state recommendations advise the public to avoid contact with waterways for up to 48 hours after a heavy rainfall, when beaches can become unsafe for swimming based on EPA standards. “The reason is because the stormwater runoff contains animal feces, and aging septic systems don’t operate as efficiently when there’s a lot of groundwater and a lot of water runoff getting into the system, so they can discharge sewage,” she said. “All the water that runs off of parking lots

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evated in a particular area. “There’s a kayak launch on the northern part of Ayers Creek and we consistently get readings that are over the state safety standard – sometimes extremely high, but most of the time just consistently elevated,” Phillips said. “I’ve let [the

Maryland Department of the Environment] and the county know about that.” Phillips also underscored the notion that, while ACT offers plenty of information on water quality, its mission is not to “keep people out of the water.” “Our whole mission is to keep the water swimmable and fishable,” she said. “We want to keep people in the water.” ACT will hold its fourth annual Wade-in at Isle of Wight Bay on July 31, followed by two events in August: Float for the Coast – A Kayaktivism Event at Fish Tales, on Aug. 14, and Coast Kids: Canoeing on the Pocomoke River, on Aug. 22. Swim Guide is available on both iOS and Android devices. For more information, visit www.actforbays. org.

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WORLD WAR II: TRIAL OF PETAIN By Peter Ayers Wimbrow III Contributing Writer (July 24, 2015) This week, 70 years ago, Marshal Philippe Henri Pétain was on trial for his life, accused of treason against his native France, the same France that had, only five years before, hailed him as a savior. How did someone as revered as Marshal Pétain, a genuinely beloved hero, find himself in the dock facing the death penalty in the twilight of his life, accused of betraying his country? The accused was born near Calais in 1856. He was a career army officer. When World War I began, he had served his country for 38 years and was but a colonel. But he rose rapidly during the war. His fame was cemented, in 1916, at the Battle of Verdun, where he led the French in stopping the German onslaught and became his nation’s hero. He was promoted from command of Second Army to Army Group Center, and following the mutinies of 1917, he was named commander-in-chief of the French armies. Recognizing that France and its soldiers were exhausted, his strategy was reflected in his quote, “I am waiting for the tanks and the Americans!” Shortly after the armistice, he was honored by being named marshal of France.

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WORLD WAR II: TRIAL OF PETAIN Continued from Page 30 FĂźhrer’s train, Amerika, at the French village of Montoire-sur-leLoir. Der FĂźhrer was returning to the Fatherland from a meeting with the Spanish Caudillo, in Hendaye, on the Spanish-French border. The meeting had been arranged by Pierre Laval, vice-president of the Council of Ministers and was the only time that the French marshal met the German FĂźhrer. After the meeting, the Petain announced in a radio broadcast to his countrymen that, “I enter, today, into the way of collaboration.â€? Now, his country’s “collaborationâ€? with the victor, in an effort to cut the best deal it could for its citizens and 1.5 millon soldiers in German POW camps, was coming back to haunt the old marshal. It had sent troops to fight with the Wehrmacht against the Red Army and had assisted in the deportation of

its Jewish citizens and refugees to almost certain death in the camps. In many other ways, large and small, it had assisted the Axis war effort. But, France had not declared war against the Allies, even when sorely tempted by the British attacks and the invasion, and occupation, of its colonies by the Americans and British. The façade of French independence was swept away when the Germans occupied the balance of France, following the Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa in November 1942, although the PÊtain government continued in office. Even then, the U.S. did not withdraw its recognition of the PÊtain government. In September 1944, as the Allies swept through France, the Germans relocated the marshal and his government to the 900-year-old town of Sigmaringen, which today has a

population of 15,000, and is located on the Danube River in Baden-Wßrttemberg. A French government-in-exile was established, with the embassies of Germany, Japan and Mussolini’s government there. But the marshal refused to be a part of the charade any longer. On April 5, 1945, he wrote to Hitler, asking to be returned to France. He was eventually taken to the Swiss border, from whence he made his way back to France, where he was arrested. The old Marshal’s trial opened on Monday, July 23, at 1 p.m. Paul Monogiabaux, president of the Supreme Court of Appeals, presided. He was assisted by Judges DonatGuige, president of the Criminal Chamber of the Court of Appeals and Brickard, first president of the Court of Appeals of Paris. The marshal was defended by Jacque Isorni and Jean Lemaire.

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OBITUARIES ELIZABETH BENNETT GLADSTONE Timonium/Ocean City Elizabeth Bennett Gladstone, a public health nursing administrator for the Baltimore County Department of Health, died of complications of Myelofibrosis on July 12, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Connecticut. She was a longtime resident of both Timonium and Ocean City, E. Gladstone Md. At the time of her death she was 77. Mrs. Gladstone was born in Baltimore, and was raised in the Stoneleigh area of Baltimore County. She attended Towson Senior High School and graduated from the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing in 1960. Beth started her nursing career in the Baltimore City Health Department. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Baltimore County Department of Health as a public health nurse and rose to the position of nurse administrator. As the director of Community Based Nursing Programs, Beth was responsible for the state licensure of adult day care programs in the county, as well as its migrant worker programs. She was responsible for multiple community health center operations. Mrs. Gladstone authored a number of grants to support healthcare for homeless persons that led to National Association of County Awards for Nursing. She was a member of the American Public Health Association. Upon her retirement, Beth was given a proclamation from Baltimore County proclaiming May 9-16, 1996 as Elizabeth Gladstone Week. She retired after 24 years of service. In 1959, she married Charles Talbot Gladstone, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2008. Living in Parkville and later Timonium, Md., they raised a son, Charles Talbot Gladstone III of Cockeysville, Md., and a daughter, Elizabeth Gladstone Schaake of Southbury, Conn. Later in life, Mrs. Gladstone enjoyed time with her four grandchildren, Tim, Emily, Brian and Michael. Mrs. Gladstone shared her husband’s love for aviation. Soon after he became a private pilot, Mrs. Gladstone attended courses and became qualified to land an aircraft in the event of an emergency. In 1992, Mrs. Gladstone permitted her husband to build a single engine kit aircraft in the garage of their Timonium home. Together, they enjoyed flying the Kitfox to small airports along the East Coast. Their shared love for aviation led to creative naming of family pets; “Orville” and “Wilbur” (Wright,) and “Amelia” (Earhart). Soon after her retirement from Baltimore County, Beth and Charles moved to West Ocean City and became involved in community activities. Mrs. Gladstone was involved in the Ocean City Aviation Association, helping out with its annual Fly-In at the airport and selling items at local festivals for the benefit of the Association. Mrs. Gladstone was an active member at the Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City. She was the co-

Ocean City Today president of its Martha Circle on several occasions, served on church committees and volunteered at many events. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling abroad. In addition to visiting Bermuda several times, she toured Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. With her husband, she took her entire family on trips to the Grand Canyon and Great Britain. She enjoyed regular winter vacations to Florida. A memorial service will be held at Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City. JAMES GEORGE GIATRAS JR. Ocean City James George Giatras Jr., “The Candy Man,” age 90, of Ocean City, Md. passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Catered Living Facility in

Ocean Pines. He was born March 20, 1925, in Cumberland, Md., the son of immigrant parents from Sparta, Greece. His father, George Giatras, was a candy James Giatras Jr. maker who launched a small conglomerate of downtown shops including George’s Confectionary. Jimmy worked with his father as a confectioner until he enlisted in the service. Jimmy became a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps and served from June of 1943 until November 1945 when he was honorably discharged. After working as a candy maker in several locations throughout the country, Jimmy eventually moved to Ocean City, Md. and became head candy maker at Candy Kitchen Shoppes. Jimmy was affectionately known by everyone in Ocean City as

PAGE 33 “The Candy Man.” He worked for over 20 years throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s until his retirement. As Jimmy would tell it, he was responsible for the production of thousands of pieces of candy every day the factory was operating. Jimmy was blessed to have many friends. After retirement, Jimmy made his rounds throughout town, remembering every name and face and never forgetting to ask how everyone was doing. He was a master storyteller and could speak at great length on a variety of topics. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Greta Crites, and her husband, E. Allen; grandson, Ashley Crites; great-grandchildren, Emmy Crites and Oliver Crites; nephews, L. Gino Giatras and his wife, Patty Sheetz, of Cumberland, Md. and Troy N. Giatras and his wife, Stephanie, of Charleston, WVa. and great nephews, Alexander Giatras and Continued on Page 34


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OBITUARIES Continued from Page 33 Nicholas Giatras of Charleston, WVa. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church located at 8805 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. Friends who would like to speak at the ceremony, please call Donna at 410-289-3322. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Coastal Hospice. BRUCE RAYMOND BOWSER Berlin Bruce Raymond Bowser, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on July 13, 2015 in Berlin. Born in Blair County, Pa., he was the son of the late Lawrence Bowser and Orpha Clapper Bowser. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Esther Bowser of Berlin. He is also survived by his daughter, Julie Knauer and her husband, Raymond of Berlin, Karen Goggins and her husband, James of

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Pennsylvania and stepdaughters, Linda Miller and Debi Bowser and her husband, Randy of South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Bowser, in Bruce Bowser 2007. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Bethany Ellis, Bruce Lessig, Alyssa Bowser and James Knauer. There are nine great-grandchildren. A viewing was held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 with service following at the Church of God of Prophecy in Berlin, Md. Rev. Phil Timmons officiated. Interment was on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Limerick Garden Of Memories, Limerick Pa. Rev. Jack A. Mason officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy, 10407 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Md. 21811 or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at Burbage@BurbageFuneralHome.com. MAURICE LEE JONES Berlin Maurice Lee Jones, age 73, went to meet his Maker surrounded by many loving family members on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

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Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Brantley “Fuzzy” Jones and Virginia Merritt Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carole Collins Davis Jones. He Maurice Jones is survived by a stepson, Thomas H. Davis IV and his wife, Liz of Berlin and stepdaughter, Jenny H. Sheppard and her fiancé, Bobby Baker of West Ocean City. There are four grandchildren, Chase and Chad Humphrey and Thomas and Hannah Davis. Also surviving is a brother, Charles Dale Jones of Berlin and his daughter, Kim Hitchens. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Grover Collins and his wife, Debbie. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. Maurice was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School class of 1959. He then served his country in the United States Air Force. He had worked for many years as a service merchandiser and then for 14 years at Wal-Mart where he was always happy working in the deli, snack bar, and was their “Greeter Extraordinaire.” He loved seeing old friends and making new ones. He was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church for over 35 years, serving in many capacities. He loved his church and church family. His last official role was as a trustee. Maurice coached Berlin Little League and football for many years as well as

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (July 24, 2015) The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 11th annual Kid’s Classic tournament last weekend was well attended, as 309 junior anglers participated. “It was fantastic. Everyone had a good time,” said Gerard Ott, director of the tournament with Dale Withers. This was their first year as Classic directors. “It was a great experience,” he said. “It was great to see small kids with some big fish. The kids really seemed to enjoy it.” The tournament was open to youth 19 and younger. Every angler received an award for participating in the contest, held July 18-19. Catches were weighed at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City. Those with the top three heaviest fish in each species category as well as billfish release were presented with additional awards during Sunday’s carnival and banquet. Participants fished from aboard 56 boats. Anglers without access to a boat had the opportunity to fish from areas including the surf, Route 50 Bridge, fishing piers in Ocean City and Assateague Island. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Wish-A-Fish Foundation. Its mission is to “provide a little relief for a family from the daily stress of having a child with special needs, such as a

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (July 24, 2015) The second annual Big Fish Classic kicks off today and runs through Sunday, as all are invited to watch daily catches brought to the Talbot Street Pier, the original spot where some of the first fish caught off the coast of Ocean City were weighed. Thirty-two boats entered the inaugural Big Fish Classic last year and a total of $92,920 was paid out to tournament winners. “The first tournament was pretty successful. Lots of fish were brought to the scale,” said Brian Roberts, co-organizer of the tournament with Sean Welsh and Stephen and John Lewis. About two dozen teams had pre-registered as of earlier this week. Nine of them are new to the tournament. Final registration was Thursday night. There are a few additions to the competition this year. The first is performance fishing apparel company, Huk, as the 2015 Big Fish Classic title sponsor. An additional day of fishing was also added this year. Teams can choose between two 32-hour slots: 7 a.m. Friday, July, 24 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, or 7 a.m. Saturday, July 25 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Crews can fish the entire 32 hours or come back to the dock and head out offshore again after a break with the same or different anglers. “We added more calcuttas and more ways to win this year,” Roberts said. There are several added entry-level divisions, or wagering pools, which range in cost from $150 to $1,000, and include billfish, tuna, meatfish (dolphin, wahoo and shark) and small boat (38 feet and smaller). “Talbot Street Stringer” is a new calcutta where teams can select any four fish they catch in 32 hours for a combined total weight. “Anglers like the format. They like the ability to fish when the fishing is good–the early morning and late evening,” Roberts said. “It’s a fun tournament to fish and it’s affordable with a lot of ways to win.” Tournament weigh-ins will take place from 4-9 p.m., today and Saturday at the Talbot Street Pier in downtown Ocean City. The scale, located between M.R. Ducks and the Angler, will be open from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday. Weigh-ins are free and open to the public. “It’s a great opportunity for families to watch big fish come to the scale,” Roberts said. DJ BK will be the emcee at the scale. There will be giveaways and tournaSee HOSPICE Page 38


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Continued from Page 37 Blackjack and Ashy’s Boat, 2.2 pounds • Flounder: Reel Chaos, 3.6 and 3.5 pounds; tie, Reel Chaos and Little Critters, 2.6 pounds • Spot: Partnership, 0.8 pound; tie, Jeb and Partnership, 0.6 pound • Bluefish: Wrecker, 2.8 and 1.4 pounds; Triple S, 2.2 pounds • Dolphin: Jackal, 30.4 pounds; Nontypical, 21.8 pounds; No Limits, 19 pounds • Tuna: The Stacey, 61-pound yellowfin; Wiggone, 14.6-pound yellowfin; tie, Seaduction (albacore) and Christine Marie III (skipjack), 4.6 pounds • Sea Bass: Ties, Buckshot and Jezebel, 2.2 pounds; Buckshot and Carol’s Teakettle, 2 pounds • Wahoo: Ridin’ Thirty, 26.4 pounds • Shark: Maverick crew, two dusky releases • Billfish release: Haulin’ & Ballin’ crew, 450 points; Reel Fantasy crew, 300 points; Reel Estate crew, 300 points • Unusual Catch: Ridin’ Thirty, flying fish, less than 0.1 pound; Jezebel, gar, 0.2 pound; High Anxiety, sock, 2 pounds

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Eight-year-old Alex Clark landed 17- and 30.4-pound dolphin while fishing on Jackal last Saturday during the Ocean City Marlin Club's 11th annual Kid's Classic.

Hospice, Diakonia BFC beneficiaries Continued from Page 37 ment T-shirts on sale, and marine artist George Kalwa will have some pieces on display. Tournament proceeds will again benefit Coastal Hospice, a private nonprofit community program that provides traditional hospice services, palliative care, bereavement support, education and training to residents in Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties, and Diakonia, a residence in West Ocean City that provides emergency and transitional housing, food services, counseling and assistance to its guests. Last year, Diakonia was presented with $2,500 and Coastal Hospice received $5,000. “I think it’s going to be a great tournament. The weather is looking beautiful so far,” Roberts said. “Fishing is excellent right now. A lot of blue and white marlin are being caught. We’re excited to bring fishing back to Talbot Street where it all started.” Nearly 100 years ago the pier was bustling with activity as anglers took their daily catches there. Organizers of the 2014 inaugural Big Fish Classic wanted to bring the action, and big fish, back to the pier. They hope to do the same in 2015. For more information visit www.bigfishclassic.com.

The Backlash crew brought a big eye tuna, yellowfin tuna and a swordfish to the Talbot Street Pier scale during the inaugural Big Fish Classic last year.


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Berlin team comes up short in state tourney

By Josh Davis Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Despite another deep run into the postseason, the 910 Berlin Little League All Stars came up just short in the state tournament, losing 11-5 on Tuesday to close out the season. The District 8 team, which took home the state title in 2014, kicked off the tournament with an 11-2 win over Conoccheague on Saturday. Berlin fell 18-7 on Sunday to Thurmont, and then rebounded on Monday with a 16-8 victory over

Northwest Washington, D.C. “We got an early lead [on Monday] and scored eight runs in the first inning,” Coach Craig Lynch said. “We didn’t play as well as we wanted defensively, but ended up holding on for the win.” Zach Powers and Owen Knerr both hit homeruns during the decisive win. Lynch said pitching had been a strong point overall, and that Sunday’s score was not a great indication of how the game ultimately unfolded. “We got down early and we conceded the game basically by putting

in some sacrificial lambs for pitching to save some arms for later on in the tournament,” he said. “Our top pitchers Brenner Gursky, Luke Mergott and Zach Powers, when asked to pitch they’ve done exactly what we’ve needed them to do.” Gursky and Cole Lynch had also sparked the offense, both hitting over .600 during all-star play, and over .700 during the first three games of the state tournament. Then, on Tuesday, the 9-10 team lost to Conoccheague in a rematch held in Frederick, Md.

“After winning the state last year, everybody was gunning for us,” Lynch said. “Our reputation on the state level is one of a winning tradition. I am proud of the kids for battling hard all week.” Lynch credited the community for continuing to back Berlin Little League. “The support from our community has been awesome,” he said. “They helped us with coming [to Frederick] and we fully expect them to support us like they always do in the future. The community is awesome.”


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OC Beach Classic Ultimate Frisbee event, Aug. 15-16

By Brian Gilliland Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Combining the fast pace of basketball, the competitive spirit of lacrosse and the atmosphere of irreverent party games, Ultimate Frisbee continues to grow in popularity and participation in the Ocean City area. The second annual Ocean City Beach Classic, organized by local club Ocean City Beach Ultimate, is scheduled for Aug. 15-16. Already, 16 teams have registered to participate — three of which are composed mostly of locals — but there is still plenty of space for more. Registration closes next Friday, July 31. “Think about a group of friends who come together to play a game against another group of friends,” OCBU Director Alex Jacoski said, “without referees and to have a good time but also compete, and you’ve got the idea.” Last year, the fledgling organization hosted 12 teams, including the Boracay Dragons, a professional team from the Philippines, who won the tournament after a pitched battle with local team Humiliswag. This year, OCBU has registered as

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a business and can therefore offer sponsorship opportunities to businesses. “I think it’s a great environment. It’s a highly visible, athletic sport with lots of dives, layouts and jumps. We’re going to be right next to the Boardwalk all day during the tournament weekend. People are going to stop and watch,” Jacoski said. “We’re going to have five to six games running simultaneously. It’s a fantastic opportunity.” Two OCBU players have already made the big leagues, playing for the American Ultimate Disc League’s DC

Breeze team: Jacoski and Bryant Dean. But, Jacoski said, a player doesn’t need pro ambitions to play in the tournament or participate in leagues or pickup games. “That’s one of the cool things about Ocean City ultimate: We have players from all walks of life and a wide range of ages participating. We have teachers, students, a police officer, a dentist and bartenders. The ages range from players in their 40s to as young as 16,” he said. Besides the annual beach tournament, played on the sands in front of

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OC Beach Patrol crew competitions set for Saturday

(July 24, 2015) Nearly 200 members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) will gather on Saturday, July 25, to compete in the annual competitions between the department’s various crews. The event takes place on the beach at N. Division Street beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will host 17 crews of guards from the OCBP. “Our annual crew competition has great spectator appeal and visitors to Ocean City are encouraged to come out and support the lifeguards from their beach,” said Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin. “It is a high-energy lifesaving exhibition and competition that our residents and visitors look forward to each year. Even many of our local businesses support the crews from their area by providing banners, uniforms, and food to show their appreciation for the work our lifeguards do every day by keeping their patrons safe.” See BP Page 41


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Heels and Reels tourney next week ‘The ladies have a blast and catch a ton of fish,’ co-director Pettolina says

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (July 24, 2015) Female anglers of all ages are invited to participate in the Ocean City Marlin Club’s seventh annual “Heels and Reels” Ladies Tournament, next Friday and Saturday. “Ladies like to get out on the boats and show the guys that they are better at fishing and having fun than the boys are,” said Franky Pettolina, president of the Ocean City Marlin Club and co-director of the tournament with Amanda Shick. “No two ways about it, the ladies have a blast and catch a ton of fish.” Registration for “Heels and Reels,” open to both Marlin Club members

and nonmembers, will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at the Marlin Club, on Golf Course Road in West Ocean City. A captains’ meeting will follow at 8 p.m. Anglers are permitted to fish one of two tournament days: Friday, July 31 or Saturday, Aug. 1. Weigh-ins will take place both days from 5-7:30 p.m. at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City. The cost is $300 per boat for up to six anglers. A portion of the entry fee will be donated to the Ocean City Marlin Club Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. More than $2,500 was presented to the Ocean City Marlin Club Auxiliary Scholarship Fund through 2014 tournament proceeds and donations. Over the past six years, the OCMC has given approximately $15,000 to the scholarship fund. Added entry level calcuttas, or wagering pools, ranging in price from

$200 to $500 are available and include a billfish release and a meatfish (tuna (no bluefin) and dolphin) divisions. A junior angler division is open to girls 16 and younger. “Fishing is pretty good. Tunas have slowed a little, but marlin and mahi have been good,” Pettolina said Tuesday. An awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the OCMC. Anglers who reel in the three heaviest tuna and dolphin will take home prize money. First, second and third place in the billfish release division will also win prize money. In 2014, approximately 174 female anglers fished on 29 boats, and a total of $32,990 was awarded to the winners. For more information, call 410-2131613 or visit www.ocmarlinclub.com.

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BP competitions include tug of war and relay races Continued from Page 40 With employees dressing up in a crew “theme” for the competitions, citizens are encouraged to come out and cheer on their favorite guards. The competitions include a runswim-run relay, paddleboard relay, a tug of war, a soft sand relay and land line challenge. “This competition has been taking place since 1976,” Arbin said. “It is a special event and a great way to spend an evening with family or friends, while also supporting Ocean City’s lifeguards. It has become a tradition that not only our department enjoys but an event that many of our residents and visitors look forward to as well.”

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SCHOLARSHIPS The Stephen Decatur High School awards ceremony was held on May 20, and the Members Golf Council of Ocean Pines Golf Club presented two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to members of the senior class. Danny Parker played on the golf team during his tenure at SDHS. He was a former bag boy at Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club and will use his scholarship to further his studies at Dominican College in Orangetown, N.Y. Brooks Holloway was on the varsity golf team for three years and is ranked No. 59 in the state. He will use his scholarship to further his studies at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. Both young men participated in the Junior Golf program at Ocean Pines. The awards were presented by Suzanne Brooke, chair of the Junior Golf Scholarship Committee from Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club.

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Football camp Ravens co-rec flag football camp will take place Monday through Thursday, July 27-30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northside Park on 125th Street. The 5-on-5 camp, led by Coach Tom LaNeve, is open to children ages 6-14. LaNeve, has been committed to youth sports for more than 20 years, working with the Baltimore Ravens organizing and developing youth football camps. He has coached five NFL Flag national finalists and has served on the advisory boards for the Junior Goodwill Games, MLB’s Diamond Skills Program and NFL Flag. The camp is designed to be fastpaced, with drills and games structured for participants to have fun while learning basic skills. Instruction will include skills such as passing, catching and running, as well as conditioning and strategy. Participants will engage in 5-on-5 non-contact competitive games. Indoor shoes are needed; cleats are optional. All other equipment is provided and a pizza party is held on the last day of camp. The cost is $127 for Ocean City residents and $147 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, visit www.OCSportsCamps.com. Questions can be directed to Kim Kinsey, at 410-520-5167, or kkinsey@oceancitymd.gov.

Lacrosse camp Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks will offer a boys’ Lacrosse Camp this summer. Boys entering grades 5-9 are invited to spend a week learning and playing the Creator’s Game. Camp will be held at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin beginning Monday, July 27, and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Instructing camp will be Coach Kevin Gates, who has more than 25 years of coaching experience at both the college and high school levels.

Participants will learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse and be able to apply this knowledge in game situations. Campers will need their own lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, protective cup, cleats and water bottles. Goalies will need their own chest and throat protectors. The fee for this camp is $120. In addition, participants must register for a US Lacrosse Membership in order to participate in this camp. The fee is $25 for under age 15 and $35 for ages 15-18. Register at www.uslacrosse.org. Participants must provide proof of US Lacrosse Membership to Worcester County Recreation & Parks prior to camp. Participation will not be allowed without verification of this membership. No exceptions. For more information call Kelly Rados at 410-632-2144 x102 or krados@co.worcester.md.us. Visit www.WorcesterRecandParks.org for a registration form.

Basketball camp Coach Kelly Lewandwoski, head womens’ basketball coach at Salisbury University, will be returning as the 2015 Girls’ All-Star Basketball Camp director for Ocean City Recreation and Parks. Lewandowoki and her staff have designed a camp that focuses on skill development through fun and innovative drills. Campers are also taught game strategy and further improve their skills by playing competitive games. Only one session of this camp is being offered from July 27 - 30. Camp begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. The camp will be held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex, 200 125th Street in Ocean City. The cost is $127 for Ocean City residents and $147 for non-residents. Campers will have a pizza party the last day of camp. Visit www.OCSportsCamps.com to register. Questions can be directed to Kim Kinsey, at 410-520-5167 or kkinsey@oceancitymd.gov.

(July 24, 2015) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Flounder Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest flounder caught. The firstplace winner will receive $500 and a trophy. The anger who reels in the second largest flounder will take home $300 and the third-place fish will earn the person who hooks it $100. There will also be an optional calcutta contest. The cost is $10 to enter and cash prizes will be awarded to the participants who land the first-, second- and third-largest flounder entered into the calcutta. Last year’s first place winner took home almost $2,000. The annual Flounder Fishing Tournament is a relaxing, fun contest. Participants can fish from the shore, pier, private boat, flounder party boats or charter boats–anywhere in Maryland and Delaware coastal waters between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the tournament day with the weigh in taking place at Pines Point Marina from noon to 4 p.m., located at 869 Yacht Club Drive in Ocean Pines. (Tournament excludes the Chesapeake Bay. Fish must be caught within three nautical miles of shore and inland waters to the Virginia state lines.) The first 100 entries also receive a free T-Shirt. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the OP Chamber office on Cathell Road or at the weigh-in the day of the tournament for $10. Awards presented immediately after weigh-ins. Entrants can bring in legal sized flounder (16 inches or larger- up to four fish per angler) for weighing in. Anglers must be registered for the contest by Friday, July 31 at 3 p.m. to participate in the tournament on Saturday Aug. 1. Entry forms are available at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce office, 11031 Cathell Road Berlin, or register online at OceanPinesChamber.org. Click on Events from the home page. Entry fee is $35 per person with discount for multiple fishermen. (Two or more $30 per person), Call the Ocean Pines Chamber office at 410-641-5306 or email info@OceanPinesChamber.org for more information.

Fishing camp Ocean City Recreation and Parks (OCRP) has welcomed a professional outdoorsman to head its fishing camp this year. New camp director, Jane Whitelock, is an environmental science teacher, with a specialization in outdoor education. She is an avid fisherman who has grown up on the Eastern Shore, fishing the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays. Continued on Page 43


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HJGT Eastern Shore Junior Challenge set for Aug. 15-16

(July 24, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) announces the Eastern Shore Junior Challenge, Aug. 15-16 in Berlin. The HJGT hosts more than 190 tournaments per year throughout the country. The HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the country and has been in operation for eight years. The tour offers players between the ages of 1118 opportunities to earn national exposure while playing at premier venues. The HJGT’s next stop in Maryland in 2015 will be the Eastern Shore Junior Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 15-16 at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin. Players can register as a member or non-member for the event. Members can play the event for $189 while nonmembers play at $234. The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2007 with the inten-

tion of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play at exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on tour will compete in one of the five divisions: Boys 1518, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, Fla. the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Massachusetts and Connecticut. For more information, visit www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at 904379-2697, or email info@hjgt.org.

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COUNTY BRIEFS Continued from Page 42 Ocean City Fishing Camp will teach skills like rigging and casting, as well as lure-making, knot-tying, fish identification, and mapping and charting. Whitelock will engage participants in “hands on,” nature-based activities, with the hope of inspiring them to become stewards of natural resources and outdoor traditions. The OC Fishing Camp will be offered Aug. 12 – 14. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, camp begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 11:15 a.m., when campers will board the charter boat, the Happy Hooker, to put their newly honed skills to the test. To register, visit www.OCSportsCamps.com. Questions can be directed to Kim Kinsey, at 410-520-5167, or kkinsey@oceancitymd.gov.

Skate competition The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department will host a skate competitions at Ocean Bowl Skate Park on Third Street and St. Louis Ave., Tuesday, Aug. 11, presented by Quiet Storm Surf Shop. There is no cost to participate. The competition will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Registration will start at 2 p.m. There will be four different age groups. Activities will include a 10-minute “Bowl Jam,” 10-

minute “Park Jam” and a 5-minute “Best Trick.” The top three skaters in each age group will receive prizes donated by local partners. The public is invited to watch the competitions. For more information contact Susan Damico at sdamico@oceancitymd.gov or call 410-250-0125. Ocean Bowl Skate Park regular hours and program information can be found at www.oceanbowl.com, or by calling, 410-289-BOWL.

Flag football camp Worcester County Recreation & Parks is offering a week-long Flag Football Camp for youth entering grades 1-8. The camp will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill beginning Monday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $75 per participant. Learn game fundamentals along with skill development, technique drills and with game strategy in daily game. Campers should wear comfortable tennis shoes. No cleats. Financial aid is available for most youth programs to those that demonstrate a need. For more information, contact Myro Small at 410-632-2144, ext. 112 or msmall@co.worcester.md.us. Visit www.WorcesterRecandParks.org for more information or to sign up for email announcements.

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Kickoff social for Making Strides run/walk, Aug. 6

By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (July 24, 2015) A kickoff social for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K event will take place Thursday, Aug. 6 at The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound on St. Martin’s Neck Road in Bishopville from 5-7 p.m. “The purpose of the event is to invite the community, businesses and individuals to find out more about the walk and run, and if they’re interested in getting a team together,” said Beverly Furst, chairwoman for the Ocean City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and run. The fifth annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18 beginning at the Ocean City inlet. Those interested in attending the kickoff celebration should RSVP no later than Friday, July 31 to oceancitymdstrides@cancer.org, or call 302827-4936. DJ Rupe will be the emcee for the evening and Opposite Directions will perform. There will be complimentary food and a cash bar. A specialty drink will be available, and Lighthouse Sound will donate proceeds from the sale of that cocktail to Making Strides. Atlantic General Hospital oncologist Dr. Roopa Gupta will be the guest

More than 1,000 people participated in the fourth annual Ocean City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K run and walk last year. The 2015 event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18.

speaker. Anyone who signs up as a run/walk team leader during the kickoff will receive a special gift. Tables will be set up with information about Making Strides and the other Pink Ribbon Classic at the Beach Series events and ACS Can/mission. Making Strides and Pink Ribbon merchandise will be sold as well. Atlantic General Hospital representatives will also be on hand.

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ments. There is also the Hope Lodge, which provides lodging during treatment; Patient Navigator Program, which helps with the health care system; Cancer Survivors Network and a 24-hour-a-day cancer information center. This year, 4,730 women in Maryland will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Across the country that number rises to 231,840, and an estimated 40,290 will die from the disease, according to the ACS. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women except for skin cancer, and is the second-leading cause of cancerous death in women. In 2014, more than 1,000 people participated in the Ocean City run and walk. About 119 teams from various corporations, schools, churches and social civic groups registered. “Each year it’s gotten bigger and bigger,” Furst said. The Ocean City Making Strides event was No. 1 in the state out of five races. This is the fifth year the run and walk is an official Making Strides event. For 10 years before that, it was the Pink Ribbon Classic run/walk. The participation goal for the 2015 run and walk is 127 teams. Ocean City event organizers have set a $350,000 goal this year. Visit makingstrideswalk.org/ oceancitymd for more information or to register a team.

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By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Celebrate Christmas in July at A Christmas to Remember on 80th Street, where customers can find thousands of ornaments, displays and decorations. Operator Paula Thalis said the new shop has the largest selection of its kind in the state, all organized into easy-to-find themes. Professional sports, beach, wildlife, identical replicas of musical instruments, nautical, entertainment, baby, nostalgia, professional and Ocean City themed ornaments are a few of the options. Inventory includes Santa hats, stockings, signs, nutcrackers, tree toppers, villages, elf on the shelf, shot glasses and other Christmas-themed specialty items. “An ornament that has a seagull holding French fries is very popular, and we have hand-painted Ocean City ornaments,” Thalis said. Enjoy free personalization of

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Operator Paula Thalis stands among the many Ocean City and beach-themed ornaments at A Christmas to Remember on 80th Street.

names and dates when purchasing a product from the shop. “All Ocean City and beach ornaments can be personalized with the year,” Thalis said. “It’s a little sou-

venir for visitors to take home. Many customers have come in to say they buy one or more ornaments for family members every year.” See BEACH Page 46

By Lauren Bunting Contributing Writer (July 24, 2015) The Maryland Association of Realtors recently reported that June monthly housing statistics show a yearlong trend continuation of a robust residential sales market. Home sales across Maryland rose by more than 22 percent last month, compared to June 2014. Pending units, an indicator of future sales, remained strong, increasing by more than 1,300 homes or eight percent over a year ago. Both average and median sales price dipped slightly. Active inventory, or homes for sale, grew by more than 700 homes, while months of inventory declined to 3.9 months from 4.7 months a year ago. “We have had six months of an extremely active residential sales market,” said MAR President Janice Kirkner. “Buyers are clearly enthusiastic, and we are hopeful that inventory keeps pace with demand.” Locally in Worcester County, June figures show a 6.8 percent increase in sales, (Wicomico showed a 84 percent increase in sales, 118 sales in 2015 vs. 64 in 2014, which helped contribute to the strong overall Maryland average of 22 percent). Most promising to note is that the average sale price in Worcester County was up 2.9 percent at the end of June, sitting at $249,141. The average sale price in Worcester County was up over last year’s figures each month throughout the second quarter. Pending units in Worcester County also show improvement in 2015, with 189 units currently pending sale vs. 2014’s figure of 145, which is a significant improvement. The current active inventory in Worcester County shows a decline versus the state average of an increase in inventory. Worcester County’s inventory is down six percent from this time last year, a key contributor to the long-awaited increase in sales price averages locally. — Lauren Bunting is a licensed realtor®/Associate Broker with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.


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Continued from Page 45 Thalis said popular brand names such as Jim Shore, Possible Dreams, Snowbabies, Crystal Temptations and Fontanini collectables are also available in the store. A Christmas to Remember has more than 20 stores up and down the East Coast, from Florida up to Rhode Island and in the Carolinas, Thalis said. “As an operator, I have been scouting this area for 10 years and had almost given up,” he said. “I grew up going on vacation to Ocean City and I love it here. My children and now my grandchildren have experienced the town.” “In the winter I come down to Ocean City. It’s my relaxation and peace,” Thalis added. “It helps me unwind.” A Christmas to Remember is open every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will continue with weekend hours through the off-season months.

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Shmagel’s Bagels makes debut on 33rd St. in OC By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Shmagel’s Bagels is scheduled to open today, Friday, on 33rd Street with bagels, naturally, as well as other tasty options such as muffins and breakfast sandwiches with smoothies or iced and specialty coffees to compliment the pairings. “We hope people like our bagels …

We are sticking to the standards with quality ingredients,” said Owner Mo Salem. “Fresh baked is key — we like to say the sun never rises twice on our bagels.” A Shmagel bagel starts as a freshly made bagel in house with at least a dozen varieties. Another half-dozen or so specialty bagels will also be offered. See HOMEMADE Page 47


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Homemade bagels, plethora of spreads at center of menu Continued from Page 46 Classic flavors include onion, cinnamon raisin and everything, but Shmagel’s also has French toast, very berry and chocolate chip rounding out the options. To complement the bagels, more than 10 cream cheese spreads are available. Choices include strawberry, honey walnut, blueberry, crabby and, finally, the combination of apple, raisin and cinnamon. “With our crabby spread, whether or not you choose to put old bay on it is the question,” Salem said. Other baked goods include scones, cookies, cinnamon buns and muffins or muffin tops, which are aptly named “Shmuffins” at the shop. Orange cranberry, red velvet, raisin bran and lemon poppy are a few choices that can be purchased as a “Shmuffin top” as well. “Some people just like the top of a muffin,” Salem said. Breakfast sandwiches are served on bagels, croissants or English muffins with eggs, meats and cheeses chosen by the customer. There are more than half a dozen salad options such as egg, buffalo chicken, Caesar and tuna with the same amount of sandwich choices including a turkey chipotle club, cheesy tomato melt and a bagel grilled cheese. “We will be selling a lot of breakfast

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with a few lunch options and there are some pretty cool sandwiches on our menu,” Salem said. A bagel shop would not be complete without coffee and Shmagel’s Bagels introduces Ocean City to Baltimore Coffee and Tea with offerings including cappuccinos, expressos, lattes and iced coffees. “They have phenomenal offerings and we don’t know of anyone in Ocean City selling them,” Salem said. “We wanted to bring them here with their great selection of specialty coffee drinks.” Smoothies are another tasty treat with fruit flavors such as wild berry,

strawberry banana and mango or start the morning off with a coffee smoothie. “We have quite a bit of flavors with it being summertime,” Salem said. Shmagel’s Bagels is Salem’s brainchild and the “first location to open its doors of, hopefully, many.” He would love to expand the brand once the shop is introduced to the resort community. “Aside from the cool name, this part of Ocean City needs a place like this with a lot of variety, not expensive and quality products,” Salem said. “I take pride in everything I do across all brands and wanted something that would work outside the area as well.”

Unique merchandise is in the future for Shmagel’s Bagels with its signature logo on shirts, mugs and tumblers to name a few. “We’re going to have amazing merchandise in the future,” Salem said. “Our design company did a great job on the logo and shirts. We are going to have some cool stuff.” Catering is available with at least 24 hour prior notice by calling 410-5241121. Shmagel’s Bagels will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and its hours might extend into the off season if customers keep on visiting.


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cate meighan inside going out ow, it has been a real scorcher of a week here in Ocean City, hasn’t it? The only thing that makes 90-plusdegree temperatures even hotter is when the heat index kicks everything up another 10 degrees. Being from the northeast I’m pretty accustomed to humidity and I’ve known for years that I’m really not a fan of it. But I think it’s going to take me awhile (like, a really long while) to get used to my sunglasses fogging up the minute I walk outside and my fingertips sweating! If you are a local resident or a visitor that has been with us for a while tell me, did you have fun last week? There was that hotly anticipated Michael Franti & Spearhead concert at Seacrets last Sunday that totally lived up to the advance hype but perhaps the best thing of this past week happened across the bridge in Berlin. You locals know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? Of course I mean the annual Bathtub Races held on Main Street in Berlin, just a short drive from downtown OCMD. Berlin was officially named “The Coolest Small Town in America” in 2014, because of events like this one. Presented by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, the event pitted local businesses against each other in a creative way. Each “bathtub” entered had to have brakes, steering mechanisms and the ability to hold at least two gallons of water. In the end, Berlin’s water utility company beat out The Bayside Gazette for the win. The Burley Oak also won “Best In Show” for its beer barrel vehicle. More importantly, it was another fun day in Berlin that united the community and ultimately turned into one big neighborhood bash. After almost being caught in a thunderstorm the other day I decided to duck into Guidos Burritos on the Boardwalk at First Street (the second location is on 33rd Street and Coastal Highway) with my husband, and I have to admit, I actually had forgotten just how great the food was. Of course it was packed and our waitress, Megan Koester was really hustling. See CATE Page 50

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (July 24, 2015) Fish Tales Bar & Grill presents its sixth annual “Clamming for a Cure,” a fundraiser for breast cancer research, this Sunday. Donna Harman, who owns Fish Tales with her husband, Shawn, had always wanted to organize a race that included the sandbar filled with clams in the bay behind the 22nd Street restaurant, thus the relay event was created. Registration is currently open. Final registration for the races will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 26. Previously, competitors had to be 21 or older to participate. This year it is open to those 18 and older. The cost is $100 per team of two, which must be co-ed. Competitors should wear closed-toe shoes. “We want lots of teams this year. It’s going to be fun,” said Fish Tales Manager Brandon Hemp. The first heat will kick off around noon in the bay behind Fish Tales. Proceeds from the event will be do-

nated to the American Cancer Society and earmarked for breast cancer research. In a single-person kayak, one team member will paddle from Bahia Marina’s boat ramp (next to Fish Tales) to the sandbar, where he or she must find a live clam, show it to the judge for approval and then paddle back to the boat ramp to tag his or her partner. The second person will also paddle out to the sandbar, retrieve a live clam and then race back. Some people jump out and find a clam immediately, while others have a hard time locating them, Hemp said. “A lot [of participants] don’t kayak on a regular basis. They just get out there, paddle hard and find a clam quick,” Hemp said. “They have a competitive spirit. You don’t have to be a skilled kayaker. Finding the elusive clam is what can hold you up.” Competitors will race in heats. The top teams from each heat will advance to the next round. The top three teams will take home cash and prizes. The fourth-place team will win a prize package. DJ BK will emcee the contest. Sixteen teams participated last year and approximately $11,000 was raised for breast cancer research.

Drink specials, a 50/50 raffle and silent and Chinese auctions will also be going on throughout the day. Some of the auction items include a longboard skateboard, rounds of golf, gift certificates to local restaurants and Shorebirds tickets. A stand-up paddleboard with paddle and fins will be raffled off. Tickets cost $20 each. Only 400 tickets will be sold. The paddleboard is on display at Fish Tales for those who want to check it out. Every Sunday, Fish Tales sets up a Bloody Mary bar, and it will be open during the contest. Customers will get their choice of vodka from a bartender, then they can head over to the Bloody Mary bar and add whatever mixes and condiments they like. For more information about Clamming for a Cure, which is sponsored by Budweiser, Bacardi, Pusser’s Rum, George’s Bloody Mary mixes and Ketel One Vodka, call 410-289-0990. Fish Tales will celebrate Christmas in July the day before on Saturday, July 25. The staff will wear Christmas attire–customers are also encouraged to dress up–and holiday music will be playing all day. Santa is scheduled to arrive around 4 p.m. on his jet ski. Unwrapped toys will be accepting for the local Toys for Tots campaign.


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The portions were massive and my Swedish Fish margarita really hit the spot. If you are melting because of the heat index on the beach or just looking for a quick bite, this is a great place to escape to and the food is insanely good. Both locations of Guidos offer a free kids meal with every lunch purchase, which is a great incentive to get parents in the door, right? If happy hour is more your thing, that runs from 4-7 p.m. daily with various drink specials available. Guidos also features Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with omelets, breakfast burritos, skillets and more. It doesn’t matter if you’re just visiting OCMD or live here year round, there is plenty to do this coming week for everyone. Fish Tales Bar & Grill between 21st and 22nd Street on the bay has a few things happening this week. On Saturday, July 25 you can celebrate Christmas in July at Fish Tales. Christmas music, attire and a real Christmas dinner are on tap here, topped off with a visit from Santa (on his jet ski of course) scheduled for around 4 p.m. Join in the fun, dress the part and feel free to bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots if the giving spirit moves you. On Sunday, July 26, Fish Tales’ sixth annual “Clamming for a Cure” will kick off at around noon. The event serves as a fundraiser for breast cancer research and DJ BK will be the emcee of the day. The top three teams will take home cash and prizes and the day will also feature drink specials, Chinese auctions and a 50/50 raffle. The Dunes Manor Hotel, located

at 2800 Baltimore Avenue has a full roster of ways for visitors and OCMD locals alike to beat the summer heat. Each Wednesday, The Ovation Dinner Theater features an interactive production of “Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding” and guests are treated to a gourmet Italian dinner while enjoying the production. The Ovation Theater is comprised of its very talented owners Carreen Kouts and Lennee Sirasky, plus fellow actors Eileen Stamnas, Robin Marine and Mike Mall. Theresa Armetta Mall serves as the theater’s technical and stage manager. Guests are guaranteed to have a fun evening and the doors open for this event at 6:30 p.m. While Wednesday is a big night at Dunes, it’s certainly not the only time that this great spot has something interesting going on. Each Tuesday you can learn about Haunted Ocean City (the ghost stories and folklore of this area is pretty interesting) over a three-course gourmet meal. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wine Wednesdays feature a twohour vineyard tour with attendees leaving Dunes at 4 p.m. sharp and then on Thirsty Thursday, you can join a four-hour craft beer brewery tour that begins at 3 p.m. Make sure to visit www.dunesmanor.com for more information and pricing on all events. Are you actually a tiny bit tired of the beach and looking for something else outdoors to do? Then the Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt might be well worth looking into. It will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 1 with The Starboard, located at 2009 Highway One in Dewey Beach, Del. hosting pre- and post-

parties for participants. Ryan Evans, the director of events at Lindy Promotions, told me earlier this week that more than 30 teams have already entered, including the second-place finishers in Ocean City’s hunt earlier this summer. This time around they are looking to take home the $500 cash prize. Evans expects to have at least 50 teams competing. To register visit www.lindypromo.com. If you’re looking to catch some live music then you’re in luck because OCMD always has a show (or several) going on somewhere. In fact, some of them are even free! Sunset Park on S. Division Street on the bay is featuring Sunset Park Party Nights that include a free concert while watching the sunset every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. On July 30, Neon Swing X-perience will perform and then Full Circle, a blues and jazz band, will take the stage on Thursday, Aug. 6. Somerset Plaza, located on Somerset Street between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Avenue, is another place in downtown Ocean City that is regularly featuring live music. On select Sunday afternoons all summer long, various performers will be putting their talents on full display. Rob Fahey will be performing a rock set on July 26. For more information on the summer schedule at Somerset Plaza you can contact Ocean City Development Corporation at 410-289-7739. The Ocean City Performing Arts Center on 40th Street will be featuring a night with Hal Holbrook on Thursday, July 30. Tickets for this and all other upcoming shows are available at the Convention Center Box Of-


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cate meighan fice or through Ticketmaster. For more information, call the Convention Center at 410-289-2800 or Ticketmaster at 1-800-551-SEAT (7328). Fireworks aren’t just limited to holidays here. Instead they light up the sky here in Ocean City several times a week. OC Beach Lights is a laser light show that takes place every Sunday night on the beach at North Division Street at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 p.m. with each show featuring a different theme. There are also fireworks every Monday and Tuesday night on the beach near Talbot Street at 10 p.m. Northside Park also has fireworks every Sunday night on 127th Street on the bay. Fireworks at this location begin at 9 p.m. While fun in the sun and live events are OCMD’s specialty, everything is fueled by good food and

great drink specials. We offer just about every kind of cuisine that you can imagine and it’s all within a few blocks from your current location. If you have checked into one of the popular condos then a great meal is literally moments away from you. Crab Bag located on 130th Street on the bay is also a cool place to try if you’re looking for some great steamed crabs. It also has new charcoal pit sandwiches, baby back ribs and deals on the popular fried chicken. Super happy hour at Crab Bag runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Crab Bag has some great carry-out specials, including two separate deals on baby back ribs. You can also grab either eight pieces of fried chicken or one pound of spiced shrimp for just $24.95.

Duffy’s Tavern, located on 130th Street in the Montego Bay Shopping Center, is a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat and the menu even includes Emerald Isle dishes, such as bangers and mashers and cottage pie. Duffy’s serves fish and chips, burgers and more daily and it also features Cornhole every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Check out www.duffysoc.com/coupons.cfm for some great coupons to save on entrees and more! The Blue Ox Bar & Grill, located on 127 Street, bayside, opens at 9 a.m. for breakfast and then specials run all day long. Blue Plate Specials are only $12.99 and include homemade meatballs, BBQ ribs and chicken piccata. Red Plate Specials feature dishes like prime rib for just $14.99. The Blue Ox also has $5

crushes and Natty Boh and Natural Light cans are only $1.75. If you’re looking for an early dinner then one of the best places in OCMD is Jules, located on 120th Street and Coastal Highway. It has some really great daily specials, including the Early Bird Prix Fixe dinner. That features three courses and is served with a complimentary glass of wine for just $30 between 5-6 p.m. Carousel Oceanfront Hotel & Condos on 118th Street on the ocean celebrates happy hour daily in the Bamboo Lounge from 4-7 p.m. The patio bar and grill are both open with daily entertainment and cocktail specials. Seasons Restaurant features Family Theme Nights which includes Fish Fry Friday, Steak & Rib Saturday, Italian night See CATE Page 52

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want it offered right here. A 300foot deck, fire pits and a full playground for the kiddies all help to provide a cool backdrop while you enjoy drinks and a great meal. Ropewalk also features live entertainment daily. Dueling Pianos are up every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday starting at 10:30 p.m. Steel Drums hit the stage every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4-8 p.m. Pat O’Brennan performs every Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Ropewalk’s happy hour is Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Thursday nights in OC belong to Ropewalk. Luau on the Beach runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. each Thursday with drink specials including Natural Light cans for just $1.50. You can also order a variety of other specialty drinks for just $4. For more information on upcoming entertainment check out www.ropewalkoc.com. BJ’s On the Water on 75th Street on the bay celebrates happy hour Monday through Friday from 47 p.m. and there is also have a late night happy hour that runs Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. BJ’s serves its full menu from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily and it also offers a cool kids menu that your little ones will love.

Live music is also a big part of the fun here and on Friday, July 24, Rockfish will take the stage from 911 p.m. You can also check out Allie Cats on Saturday, July 25 live on stage as well. For more information on upcoming events at BJ’s check out www.bjsonthewater.com. If you’re looking for some fun then Fager’s Island’s “Island Time Beach Party” might be just what you need. Fager’s, located on 60th Street on the bay, hosts this event every Tuesday through Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and it includes $5 food and drink specials. At Fager’s Island you can also enjoy a fine dining experience in the dining room upstairs overlooking the bay or enjoy a more casual setting out on the deck. Fager’s also starts each week off with a bang via the I Love Mondays deck party, something that is a favorite among the locals. Fager’s also features $5 Smirnoff Bloody Mary’s and its special Sunday Jazz Brunch with Everett Spells is weekly from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Live entertainment is a regular thing at Fager’s so check out everything lined up for the summer at www.fagers.com. KY West on 54th Street and Coastal Highway features both fine dining and casual fare so you’re sure to find something on the menu

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Scorpio, you desire quick answers, but no one seems to be moving at your pace this week. You might just have to buckle down and be patient. Answers will come in due time.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, a trip is enticing, but you have too many responsibilities on your plate to up and leave right now. You will have time to get away soon enough.

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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

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cate meighan that you’ll find appealing. Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. daily with various food and drink specials only available at the bar. Baltimore Boyz play every Friday from 6-10 p.m. and DJ Rhoadie takes over every Saturday. KY West has a really great dessert menu so if you’re looking for something sweet make sure you take a look. Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill on 54th Street, bayside begins serving all entrees at 4 p.m. and it also features a popular happy hour that runs from 3-6 p.m. The fun continues all week long and wraps with a beach bash every Friday night and a party by the bay on Saturday. Theme Tuesday nights are also a weekly highlight and Macky’s next one on Tuesday, July 28 will be an Anything But Clothes party. Johnny’s Pizza & Pub, located on 56th Street has some great double deals and you can either dine in or carry them out. You can get two large cheese pizzas for $21.99 or two medium cheese pizzas for just $18.99. Johnny’s also has an award winning Maryland Blue Crab pizza for you to try and if wings are more your thing, there are 19 different flavors for you to choose from. If dining in then you might want to take advantage of the 32-ounce Crushzilla pitchers or you can try the brand new Irishritas made with Tequila and Jameson. Seacrets: Jamaica USA on 49th Street, bayside has kept the summer rocking with the 2015 Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Ocean 98. Up next is Ballyhoo with a free concert on Monday, July 27. Seacrets has also added Gloriana to the lineup and the country stars will be performing on Tuesday, Aug. 4 in the Morley Hall Nite Club. Also, don’t forget that Seacrets sixth annual “Cool Runnins Fastest Server on Da Beach” will take place on Tuesday, July 28. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. that day on Seacrets beach. There is always so much going on at Seacrets that you’re best bet is to check out the website for all the details at www.seacrets.com. Taphouse Bar & Grille on 45th Street on the bay opens daily at 8 a.m. and features various specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also visit Assawoman Bay Brewery and Brew Pub for $3 craft beers, fireball shots and $5 food specials. The OC Steamers Restaurant on-site has an all-you-can-eat menu that includes shrimp, crab, BBQ chicken and crabs by the dozen. Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. get $1 crabs and $4 pitchers of Assawoman Bay Brew. If you’re on the Boardwalk then check out Taphouse’s newest location near Ninth Street for some great food and drink specials as well. Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill, located between 37th and 38th streets, oceanfront at Castle In The

Sand Hotel, has a brand new menu that features burgers, tacos, wraps and more. Happy hour is daily from 5-6 p.m. with two-for-one drink specials and you can also try Coconuts original craft beer, Drunken Monkey Ale. Also check out Tipsy Turtle Tuesday, order Coconuts Tipsy Turtle Rum Punch and you’ll be entered to win a five-day vacation to The Green Turtle Club Resort in the Bahamas. If you hate the idea of leaving your spot on the beach just for a drink then you’re in luck because Coconuts offers beach waitress service, weather permitting, from now through Labor Day. Barn 34 on 34th Street and Coastal Highway begins serving breakfast at 7 a.m. and then the food and fun continues all day long. The lunch menu includes fish tacos and filling burgers and hand-cut steaks and fresh fish are what’s up for dinner. Barn 34 also does a late night happy hour from 7-10 p.m. that features a half-price drink menu. The specials change frequently at this fun spot so check out its site at www.barn34oc.com for daily updates! Tony Luke’s, located on 33rd Street recently celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony and so far business has been great. If you’re dying for a real Philly cheese steak then this is as good as it gets here in OC. Tony Luke’s is determined to make the south Philly favorite also a new staple for this resort town and the menu also features burgers, roast pork, soups, salads and wings. Tony Luke’s features a kids menu as well as a pretty impressive breakfast selection. Flip to the ad in this issue of OC Today to find coupons that are good at Tony Luke’s through July 31. PGN Crabhouse on 29th Street and Coastal Highway opens at 11 a.m. daily and serves either live or steamed crabs by the bushel or dozen. PGN Crabhouse also has ribs, chicken and some of the best crab cakes in town. If you’re looking for great barbecue then 28th Street Pit & Pub will no doubt have exactly what you’re craving. Located at 2706 Philadelphia Avenue, Pit & Pub is an authentic OCMD smokehouse that specializes in beer, barbecue and of course, ribs. You can dine in or carry out and the lunch special list is pretty cool with selections such as half a pound of ribs or half of a chicken, each served with a side and drink for only $6.99. Pit & Pub is family friendly. Happy hour runs daily here from 3-6 p.m. Captain’s Table Restaurant, located on 15th Street and Baltimore Avenue, has been serving great seafood in Ocean City for nearly 50 years now. Happy hour runs daily from 3-7 p.m. with $1.50 Miller drafts and other drink specials. Captain’s Table also features a spe-

cial early bird menu. You can also receive $5 off of any bill over $25, just check out the website at www.captainstableoc.com for printable coupons. Coins Pub & Restaurant, located in the 28th Street Plaza is another popular spot that is also family friendly. It has early bird specials daily from 4-6 p.m. and happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m. Coins also has live entertainment, trivia fun and buzz time. Check out www.coinspub.com for more information. Brass Balls Saloon, located between 11th and 12th streets on the Boardwalk is a pretty convenient place to hit up after a day on the beach. It has also managed to make what is traditionally the worst day of the week a lot of fun with Bad Ass Monday. The fun begins each week on the deck at 10 p.m. and continues until closing. Get $3 Fireball shots, $3 Twisted Tea and Natural Lights are just $1. The fun at Brass Balls Saloon isn’t limited to just Monday either. Happy hour is from 3-6 p.m., Sunday through Friday and $5 will get you steamed shrimp or wings. Purple Moose Saloon, located between Caroline and Talbot streets on the Boardwalk opens daily at 11 a.m. and owner, Gary Walker tells me that business has been great with summer in full swing. The se-

cret to Purple Moose’s success is at least in part because it offers something different. Hard rock tribute bands are its thing and on most Thursday nights you can catch a cool live show. On Thursday, July 30, Apple Scruffs, a Beatles tribute band will be doing their thing. Walker also caters to all of OCMD’s international visitors by making Tuesday Euro Night with great drink specials as CK the VJ spins the coolest dance music around. Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs at 221 Wicomico Street and the bay has changed up its schedule a bit. General Manager, Joe Sinkaus tells me that beginning on Sunday, July 26, the Summer Crab Race Series to benefit the Believe in Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation and its Children’s House by the Sea will officially be moved from Wednesday nights. Every Sunday evening from now through September, Buddy’s OC will host and welcome “Believers” to an evening of live entertainment featuring Angeline and Joey Saah, drink and food specials, silent auctions, and at 8:30, the highlight of the evening, Buddy’s OC Hard Shell Crab Race. All auctions and Crab Race proceeds will be donated to the Children’s House by the Sea on 66th Street in Ocean City. See CATE Page 54

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cate meighan ner menu that includes rib and crab cake platters at a great price. If you are visiting the area this week then it has probably been suggested to you that you spend some time out on Assateague Island. The Decatur Diner on Route 611, is conveniently located right on the way so you can call ahead to grab food on the go or eat in before you hit the beach. Decatur Diner’s prices are reasonable and the food is great. Owner, Bill Rados and his team usually have a line out the door but somehow even if you have to wait for a table it’s never for more than a few minutes. Believe me, the food is worth waiting for and if you manage to finish the Decatur Diners’ Pipeline Burger then you’ll end up on the wall of fame. Fat Fish OC just opened its doors at 12703 Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City a few weeks ago and already the buzz has been great. Let me tell you this, if you mention OC Today then you’ll get 5 percent knocked off of your bill. The menu here is going to quickly make Fat Fish a favorite stop for the locals with loaded beach burritos, handcrafted sandwiches and surf smoothies easily highlighting the menu. Check out Fat Fish’s new website at www.fatfishoc.com for all the yummy possibilities.

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If you haven’t stopped in to Buddy’s yet then I’d suggest checking it out soon. It really is a cool place to hang out at while watching the sunset, plus Buddy’s brings you happy hour from open until closing every day. Natty Bo’s For O’s and Natural Lights only $1.79 and Crushes are $5.50. Calamari, steamed clams and Chincoteague oysters are all under $6.50 and all crab orders are steamed to order. While OCMD really does have everything to offer both locals and visitors alike, crossing the bridge into West Ocean City is well worth it. TC Diner, located at 12744 Ocean Gateway in West OC has one of the best breakfasts in the area. The coffee is bottomless and the portions are huge with low prices. In spite of usually being slammed with customers, TC’s waitresses really hustle so the service is great. If you are a local resident be sure that you grab a discount card so that you can save 10 percent every time you stop in. That Bacon Place, located at 12614 Ocean Gateway in West Ocean City is brand spanking new and really, who doesn’t love bacon? The list of sandwiches is pretty endless and That Bacon Place also has egg platters for breakfast and a din-

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The Greene Turtle West on Route 611 in Ocean City West may been voted OC’s Best Burgers but it also has ribs, fresh salads, steak and a kids menu. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. and there are nightly drink specials. The environment is friendly and several nights a week The Greene Turtle West offers up live entertainment from local artists. Piaza, located at 11436 Samuel Bowen Blvd. in front of the Walmart on Route 50 is a convenient stop to make if you are on the go and need a quick, healthy meal. Piaza’s popular pizzas are made to order and cooked right in front of you in a 1,000 degree brick oven in just three minutes flat. If you would prefer a healthier option then Piaza also has a wide variety of gourmet salads to choose from. Check out Piaza’s website at www.piazafresh.com for the full menu. If you drive a few miles past West OC then you’ll find yourself in the middle of Berlin, America’s Coolest Small Town. Berlin was given the official title in 2014 and it works hard to provide residents with a fun atmosphere all year round. Main Street is comprised of specialty shops, great restaurants and after taking a quick look around visitors realize that this is a pretty cool community to be a part of. Berlin is also considered the antique capitol of the Eastern Shore, with some of the most unique shops around. After spending some time browsing in the shops you can always grab a meal at Siculi located on 104 N. Main Street. The chef’s use fresh local ingredients and the menu includes soup, sandwiches, steak, seafood and veal. Siculi also has a great Sunday Brunch that includes quiche, waffles and cinnamon buns. Blacksmith Restaurant on 104 Pitts Street in Berlin has become an instant new favorite dining spot for the locals. It offers up a classy and unique dining experience with a dose of small town charm. Blacksmith’s menu is carefully chosen and the food is best when paired with one of the house specialty drinks. Leaky Pete’s Oyster Bar & Chop House is also new to the historic Berlin area. Located at 119 N. Main Street, Leaky Pete’s makes dining fun with live entertainment on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Leaky Pete’s features local craft beers, plus oysters on the half/steamed, blackened shrimp po’ boy and roasted chicken wings. If you’re anything like me then there is a point in nearly every day when you could easily fall asleep standing up and so thank goodness finding a good, strong cup of coffee is easy in Berlin. The Berlin Coffeehouse, located at 17 Jefferson Street is a bit of a local institution. The coffee has a

real kick and the hot chocolate is amazing. Also in this historic community is On What Grounds?, a new coffee house located at 103 N. Main Street. Whatever your favorite specialty drink is, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s already on the menu here. Regular coffee, expresso, coffee smoothies and breakfast sandwiches are all served up fresh daily and on Friday night On What Grounds? features live entertainment. The Globe Theater, located at 12 Broad Street is a focal point in Berlin because there’s always something happening inside. There’s an art gallery, lounge and random pop up movie nights. Since it’s summer you’ll want to try the shrimp salad or my favorite go-to tends to be the grilled cheese made with pesto sauce. If you’re just looking for dessert then the Vanilla Creme Brulee is amazing. Wednesdays are a fun night at The Globe with Fun Free Trivia beginning at 7 p.m. and it’s also Pizza & Pint Nite from 5-10 p.m. If you are in town on the weekend then check out Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 23 The Globe will sponsor a Murder Mystery Dinner. You can grab tickets for this special night and also check out the full events schedule at www.globetheater.com. That’s just an example of what there is to do right here in OCMD and the surrounding area for this week. If you have an event coming up or know of something that you think deserves a mention then email me at cate@oceancitytoday.net.

Book sale at OP library, July 24-27

(July 24, 2015) The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library will hold the annual book sale on Friday, July 24, Saturday, July 25 and Monday, July 27. Friday’s sale is from 6-9 p.m. and is for members of FOPL, but participants may join at the door. Membership is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Saturday and Monday are open to the public. On Monday, all items will be half-price. Thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, sets, coffee table books, cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, children’s books and audio books in near mint condition will be available. Most cost $1.50 or less. All proceeds used to supplement county funds and supply needed items for the library, such as new checkout computers, Venmill disk cleaner for CDs, garden maintenance, children’s summer reading program and supplemental book orders. For more information, call Jean Fry at 410-208-4269.


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OUT & ABOUT

CATE MEIGHAN/OCEAN CITY TODAY CATE MEIGHAN/OCEAN CITY TODAY

Linda and Amanda Ball take care of customers at the Inlet Bar & Grill, Sunday.

Purple Moose staff, from left, Gary Walker, Luka Perovic and Adrian Fabian take a break for a photo Sunday at the Boardwalk and Talbot Street bar.

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CATE MEIGHAN/OCEAN CITY TODAY

All jazzed up for the Ovation Dinner Theatre production of "Mafia Murders" last Wednesday at Dunes Manor on 28th Street and Baltimore Ave., from left, are Theresa Mall, Lenne Sirasky, Careen Kouts, Robin Marine, Eileen Stamnas and Mike Mall.

Matt Lewis serves drinks with a smile at The Bar on the Boardwalk, Sunday.

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Gathering for a photo during the Ovation Dinner Theatre production of "Mafia Murders" last Wednesday at Dunes Manor on 28th Street and Baltimore Ave., from left, are Food & Beverage Manager Miles Lederer, General Manager Kyle Johnson and Executive Chef Drew Tait.

Attending the Ovation Dinner Theatre production last Wednesday at Dunes Manor Hotel on 28th Street and Baltimore Ave., in back, from left, are Samantha Laubach, Terrie Laubach, Chris Svehla and Lyndsie Laubach, and in front, Peggy Patrak and Doris Ruddy.


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NOW PLAYING BJ’S ON THE WATER

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL

75th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-7575 July 24: Rockfish, 9 p.m. July 25: Allie Cats, 9 p.m.

12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 July 24: DJ Bill T, 4 p.m. July 25: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. July 26: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 7 p.m. July 27: Blake Haley, 4 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 8 p.m. July 28: Funk Shue, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 29: Nate Clendenen, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 30: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

BARN 34 3400 Coastal Highway Ocean City 410-289-5376 July 24: The Pips, 9 p.m. to midnight July 25: Colossal Fossil Sauce, 9 p.m to midnight BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH 116th Street, behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium Ocean City 443-664-2896 July 24: Johnny Mojo, 8 p.m. to midnight July 25: Baltimore Boyz, 8 p.m. to midnight July 26: Just Jay, 4-7 p.m.; Randy Jamz, 8 p.m. to midnight July 28: Charlie Z, 7-11 p.m. July 29: Randy Jamz, 8-11 p.m. Every Thursday: Brant Quick, 6-9 p.m. BRASS BALLS SALOON Boardwalk, between 11th and 12th streets Ocean City 410-289-0069 Every Friday & Saturday: Karaoke w/O’Andy, 9 p.m. BUDDY’S CRABS & RIBS Wicomico Street and the bay Ocean City 410-289-0500 July 25: Bad Since Breakfast, 5:30 p.m. July 26: Crab Races w/Kaleb Brown, 1 p.m. CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. Ocean City 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com Every Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: Phil Perdue CAROUSEL PATIO BAR AND GRILL In the Carousel Hotel 118th Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-1000 July 24: Lennon LaRicci & the Leftovers, 2-6 p.m. July 25: Tim Landers & John Heinz, 2-6 p.m. July 26: Dave Sherman, 2-6 p.m. July 27: Tim Landers, 2-6 p.m. July 28: Kaleb Brown, 2-6 p.m. July 29: Tommy Edwards, 2-6 p.m. July 30: DJ Jeremy, 7-11 p.m. CASINO AT OCEAN DOWNS 10218 Racetrack Road Berlin 410-641-0600

HARPOON HANNA’S

POWER PLAY Ocean Club Nightclub: Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Seacrets: Sunday, July 26, 5 p.m. Lenny’s Beach Bar: Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2, 5-10 p.m.

July 24: Sol Knopf, 4:30-8:30 p.m. July 25: Everett Spells, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; Monkee Paw, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL In the Castle in the Sand Hotel 37th Street oceanfront Ocean City 410-289-6846 July 24: Darin Engh, noon to 4 p.m.; John LaMere, 5-9 p.m. July 25: Joe Mama Day! w/Joe Mama and Kevin Poole, noon to 4 p.m.; Parental Guidance, 5-9 p.m. July 26: Dog & Butterfly, noon to 3 p.m.; Old School, 4-8 p.m. July 27: Nate Clendenen, noon to 3 p.m.; Bob Wilkenson & Joe Smooth, 4-8 p.m. July 28: Monkee Paw, 3-7 p.m. July 29: Heather Vidal, noon to 4 p.m.; The Chest Pains, 5-9 p.m. July 30: John LaMere, noon to 3 p.m.; Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. COINS 28th Street and Coastal Highway Ocean City 410-289-3100 July 25: It’s About Time, 9 p.m. THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB 1 Mumford’s Landing Road Ocean Pines 410-641-7501 July 24: Tranzfusion, 6-10 p.m. July 25: Tom Edwards & Band, 6-10 p.m. July 26: Kaleb Brown, 5-9 p.m. DUFFY’S TAVERN 130th Street in the Montego Bay Shopping Center 410-250-1449 July 24: Bob Hughes, 5-8 p.m.; DJ Rut, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 25: Best of Rock-a-Billy w/ The Bullets, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

DUNES MANOR 28th Street, Oceanfront Ocean City 410-289-1100 July 24: Ms. Shirley or Ellsworth on the piano, 7-11 p.m. July 25: Bill Dickson, 2-6 p.m.; Ms. Shirley or Ellsworth on the piano, 7-11 p.m. July 26: Mike Smith, 2-5 p.m.; Ms. Shirley or Ellsworth on the piano, 7-11 p.m. July 29-30: Ms. Shirley or Ellsworth on the piano, 7-11 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-5500 July 24: Kevin Poole, 5 p.m.; DJ Hook, 9 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m. July 25: Angela Natrin, 2 p.m.; The Long Run - Eagles Tribute, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Animal House, 10 p.m. July 26: Everett Spells, brunch; Angela Natrin, 2 p.m.; Colossal Fossil Sauce, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Louie T, 9:30 p.m.; Toxic Mouse, 10 p.m. July 27: DJ Batman, 5:30 p.m.; DJ RobCee, 9:30 p.m.; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. July 28: DJ Hook, sunset; The Late Saints, 9 p.m. July 29: DJ Greg, 5:30 p.m.; Bryan Clark, 6 p.m.; DJ Benja Styles, 9:30 p.m. July 30: John LaMere, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Muve, 9:30 p.m.; Hot Sauce Sandwich, 9:30 p.m. GUIDOS BURRITOS 33rd Street and Coastal Highway Ocean City 410-524-3663 Every Tuesday: Joey Saah, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Every Thursday: DJ Wax, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Route 54 and the bay Fenwick Island, Del. 800-227-0525, 302-539-3095 July 24: Dave Hawkins, 5-10 p.m.; DJ Mikey J, 10 p.m. July 25: Dave Sherman, 5-10 p.m.; DJ Cdub, 10 p.m. July 26: Landing Mary Duo, 3-6 p.m.; Kevin Poole, 6 p.m. July 27: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m. July 28: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m.; Karaoke, 9 p.m. July 29: Dave Sherman, 5-9 p.m.; Karaoke, 9 p.m. July 30: Kayla Kroh, 5-9 p.m.; Karaoke, 9 p.m. HOOTERS Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Road West Ocean City 410-213-1841 July 25: Push, 8 p.m. July 26: Knucklebones, 3-7 p.m. July 29: DJ Tezzla, 6-9 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside Ocean City 410-524-7499 July 24: Slap Happy Luke, 9 p.m. July 25: Rockfish, 9 p.m. Every Wednesday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 9 p.m. KY WEST RESTAURANT & BAR 54th Street, Ocean City 443-664-2836 Every Saturday: DJ Rhoadie LONGBOARD CAFE 67th Street Town Center Ocean City 443-664-5639 July 26: Joe Mama w/guest, 8:30-11:30 p.m. July 28: Chris Button, 8:30-11:30 p.m. July 30: Mike Smith, 8:30-11:30 p.m. M.R. DUCKS Talbot Street and the bay Ocean City 410-289-9125 July 24: Laura Lee, 6-10 p.m. July 25: Johnny Bling, 4-9 p.m. July 26: Fire on the Bay, 4-8 p.m.


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NOW PLAYING 101st Street and the ocean Ocean City 410-524-3535 July 24-25: Power Play, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1: On the Edge, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lenny’s Beach Bar July 24-26: On the Edge, 5-10 p.m. July 27-Aug. 2: Power Play, 5-10 p.m.

141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1689 July 30: Monkee Paw, 6-9 p.m.

410-524-1009 July 24: Steel Drums, 4-8 p.m.; Shake, Shake, Shake, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 25-26: Bob Brottos, noon to 4 p.m; Steel Drums, 4-8 p.m.; Dueling Pianos, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 27: John LaMere, 4-8 p.m.; Dueling Pianos, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28: Pat O’Brennan, 4-8 p.m.; Dueling Pianos, 10:30 to 2 a.m. July 29: Steel Drums, 4-8 p.m.; TBA, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 30: Steel Drums, 4-8 p.m.; Darcy Dawn, 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

PURPLE MOOSE

SEACRETS

53rd Street and Coastal Highway Ocean City 410-723-5565 July 24: DJ Casper 10 p.m. July 25: DJ Cowboy, 10 p.m. July 26: Jimmy G, noon to 4 p.m. July 28: Theme Party “Anything But Clothes” w/DJ Vybe, 10 p.m. July 30: DJ Casper, 10 p.m.

Boardwalk, between Talbot and Caroline streets Ocean City 410-289-6953 July 24: CK the DJ/VJ, 2 p.m.; Whitehouse Effect, 10 p.m. July 25: VJ/DJ Jammin Jeff, 2 p.m.; Whitehouse Effect, 10 p.m. July 26: CK the DJ/VJ, 2 p.m.; 5AM, 10 p.m. July 27: 5AM, 10 p.m. July 28: Euro Night w/CK the VJ July 29: CK the VJ/DJ, 9 p.m. July 30: Apple Scruffs - Beatles Tribute, 10 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB

ROPEWALK

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82nd Street and the bay Ocean City

49th Street and the bay Ocean City 410-524-4900 July 24: Jim Long Band, 5 p.m.; 9 Mile Roots, 9 p.m.; Gypsy Wisdom, 10 p.m. July 25: The Vigilates, 1 p.m.; Jim Long Band, 5 p.m.; Melodime, 6 p.m.; 9 Mile Roots, 9 p.m.; Steal the Sky, 10 p.m. July 26: Power Play w/Jim Long, 5 p.m.; Anthem, 9 p.m.; The Benderz, 10 p.m. July 27: Full Circle, 5 p.m.; Anthem, 9 p.m.; No Green Jelly Beenz, 10 p.m. July 28: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; Ballyhoo, 9 p.m.; Anthem, 9 p.m. July 29: The JJ Rupp Trio, 5 p.m.;

JOHN LaMERE Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill: Friday, July 24, 5-9 p.m. and Thursday, July 30, noon to 3 p.m. Ropewalk: Monday, July 27: 4-8 p.m. Skye Raw Bar & Grille: Wednesday, July 29, 4-8 p.m. Fager’s Island: Thursday, July 30, 5:30 p.m.

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Thirty-three dolphins spotted during count Sightings lower than normal likely due to poor visibility caused by large swells

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Thirty-three bottlenose dolphins were spotted during last Friday’s Maryland Dolphin Count, an annual event hosted by the National Aquarium with the help of volunteers. Sightings were lower than normal off Maryland’s Atlantic shore, likely due to poor visibility caused by large swells.

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) Thirty-three bottlenose dolphins were spotted during last Friday’s Maryland Dolphin Count, an annual event hosted by the National Aquarium with the aid of volunteers. Sightings were lower than normal off Maryland’s Atlantic shore, likely due to poor visibility caused by large swells. “Counts vary. We saw plenty of food and with the conditions being choppy, it made it a little hard to see dolphins,” said Jennifer Dittmar, manager of animal rescue program at the Baltimore aquarium. “The annual count is a great

snapshot into the health of our dolphin tions, reproduction rates and ocean population off the Maryland coast and health over time. It not only gives them helps us to discover trends.” an idea of the health of the local dolSightings were down last year as phin population, but of the coastal well due to poor visibility caused by ecosystem as a whole. fog. Fifty-three bottlenose dolphins “The entire team from the National were spotted off Maryland’s Atlantic Aquarium is incredibly thankful to all shore by about 50 volunteers. the volunteers who joined us for this In 2013, 113 dolphins were tallied, year’s Dolphin Count,” Dittmar said. which is a typical number according to Since 1991, the National Aquarium aquarium officials. Animal Rescue Program has been reThere were only 31 dolphins spotted sponding to stranded marine mamin 2012 due to facmals and sea turtles tors ranging from along Delaware, ‘We saw plenty of food and the weather to bigMaryland and Virger swells and food ginia’s shores. with the conditions being availability. The program has choppy, it made it a little Last Friday, responded to more hard to see dolphins.’ around 30 volunthan 711 animals in Jennifer Dittmar, manager distress and has reteers of all ages joined aquarium of animal rescue program habilitated and restaff from 8-11 a.m. at the Baltimore aquarium leased 153 back to to help record doltheir natural enviphin sightings in ronment. three locations along the Eastern The aquarium is one facility among Shore of Maryland: at Assateague a network of nationally recognized faState Park and on the beach at 40th cilities that work together to respond and 130th streets in Ocean City. to stranded marine mammals and sea “It’s a great opportunity to connect turtles. with families and other demographics The day before the Maryland Dolto get the message out there about phin Count, the aquarium held its anwhat we do and why it’s important,” nual fundraiser at Seacrets on 49th Dittmar said. Street, raising $4,500 to continue its The annual counts have been part work. of the aquarium’s programs for more Visit www.aqua.org for more inforthan a decade and help marine mam- mation about the National Aquarium mal specialists look at dolphin popula- and its programs.

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Participants sought for 7th peach pie-baking contest (July 24, 2015) The Berlin Heritage Foundation is looking for bakers to enter the peach pie-baking contest during its seventh annual Berlin Peach Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, on the grounds of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, 208 North Main Street. Prizes will be awarded by a panel of three judges, including Shawnee Berzonski (Cupcakes in Bloom), Tracy King (Atlantic Hotel) and Robin Tomaselli (Baked Dessert Café). The first-prize winner will receive a gift certificate for a one-night stay at The Atlantic Hotel. The second-place prize is a gift basket courtesy of First Shore Federal Savings & Loan, and third-place prize is a peach-themed cookbook and specially embroidered apron donated by OC Monogram Co.

A maximum of 12 entries will be accepted and entrants must sign up in advance. The registration deadline is Monday, July 27. Pies must be delivered on the day of the festival by 11:30 a.m. Contestants must bring a recipe card that includes a list of ingredients, and they should be willing to allow the Berlin Heritage Foundation to share the winning recipe at next year’s festival. Worcester County Health Department rules stipulate that pies with perishable ingredients such as custard, ice cream or whipped cream pies may not be entered. For more information or to sign up, contact Susan Taylor at 410-6411019 or email at taylorhousemuseum@verizon.net.

Vitaly Alenseev, of DaVinci’s by the Sea, makes his way through the pool and under a limbo stick during Seacrets’ Cool Runnins Fastest Server on Da Beach contest last year at the 49th Street restaurant.

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Server competition to benefit BIT Continued from Page 60 ipated in the contest with “Fast Eddie” Clark from BJ’s on the Water taking home first place. Seacrets raised more than $1,400 for Believe in Tomorrow, she added. The obstacle course takes servers one at a time, up a hill in front of Seacrets Beach Stage and back as they dodge tires, chairs, posts, navigate a kiddie pool and go under a limbo stick. The entire time, waiters and waitresses carry a tray filled with a Tropicale bottle, a wine glass and a can of Red Bull, one of the event’s sponsors. “Every year we change it up a little bit and always try to make it challenging,” Komlos said. “They cannot touch the tray with their other hand and if anything falls over they are disqualified.” The fastest time wins and the first-

Assortment of activities on tap at Pocomoke Fair

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (July 24, 2015) The Great Pocomoke Fair returns next weekend with harness racing, tractor pulls, livestock exhibits, pageants, classic Eastern Shore food and free admission at the southern end of Worcester County. The fun begins next Thursday, July 30, at the festival grounds at 2003 Broad Street in Pocomoke City, and continues Friday and Saturday, drawing hundreds of visitors each year, said Festival Treasurer Gloria Smith. “The displays and exhibits give people a glimpse into agricultural life - old and new,” Smith added. The fair will be open from 5-10 p.m. Thursday where visitors will have the chance to visit the livestock barn and indoor exhibits all evening as well as catch a couple pageants going on. On Friday, July 31, the fair will take place from 5-10 p.m. with more livestock judging, a new Jeep demonstration at 6:30 p.m. where participants will drive through an off-road course in the infield of the harness track, and a family movie starts at 7 p.m. “We are hoping to get ‘Pixies’ for an early family show and maybe an additional movie for a later show as well,” Smith said. The fair runs all day on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. with additional livestock judging, a petting zoo and the popular harness racing competition from 12:30-4 p.m. “The harness racing has been a longtime event at the fair,” Smith said. “There are usually 10 to 12 races with four to six horses each.” There will be a cake and pie auction between the races followed by children’s activities at 1 p.m., including a chicken scratch where kids search for special See POCOMOKE Page 64

place finisher takes home a prize package worth $1,000 in gift cards and cash donations from local businesses. In addition, the winner will receive a ticket for a chance at $10,000 from the annual Believe in Tomorrow fundraiser. The top three finishers will receive a trophy in addition to cash and prizes donated from local businesses. All participants will take home a souvenir T-shirt and attendees can purchase one at the event for $10. In addition, Believe in Tomorrow volunteers will be onsite selling 50/50 raffle tickets and merchandise, such as T-shirts and wristbands throughout the event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. and lasts until the last server has run the course and is judged by volunteers from the organization, Komlos said. There will be unlimited Red Bull

for racers, which gets everyone “energized during the course.” Organizers of the event are still looking for cash donations, merchandise or gift cards from bars and restaurants to fill the prize packages. “It’s all about bringing the staff in town together for a good cause,” Komlos said. “During a time when it’s crazy busy in the resort, everyone has a day to relax, have a good time, meet new people and make friends.” Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. for the Cool Runnins Fastest Server on Da Beach contest. The $20 registration fee will benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation. Waiters and waitresses must work in the Ocean City area and be 21 or older to participate. For more information, call Seacrets at 410-524-4900 or visit www.seacrets.com.

Kelsey Willison, of Seacrets, starts her run through a course that included tires, tables and a limbo stick during Seacrets’ Cool Runnins Fastest Server on Da Beach contest last year.


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Representing Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, Del. during Tuesday’s canoe races, from left, are Emma Roughton, Samie Danaher, Derek Hendrickson and Ryan Owen.

Guidos Burritos on 33rd Street crew, from left, are Petra Sarac, Gabriela Marincic, Ryan Edmunds and Carly Martuccio.

Participants paddle around the island behind BJ’s on the Water during Tuesday’s canoe races.

BJ’S CANOE RACES Sixty-four teams representing area businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations participated in BJ's on the Water's 36th annual Canoe Races on Tuesday afternoon in the bay at 75th Street. BJ’s on the Water owners Maddy and Billy Carder thanked their staff as well as DJ Fast Eddie for providing the tunes during the races, which were sponsored by Ocean 98, Atlantic Embroidery and Carey Distributors. KARA HALLISSEY/OCEAN CITY TODAY

Racers start paddling as the 36th annual BJ’s on the Water Canoe Races commence.

Competing for the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street, from left, are Dillan Taylor, Sharon Cockerline, John Isaacs and Jamie Scoff.

Representing Smitty McGee’s on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del. from left, are Hunter Bunting, Angelique Choate, Jen Sale and Tristan Oldershaw.


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coins in a tray of wood shavings, and water balloon games. “We collect spare change throughout the year and scatter it in a tray of wood,” Smith said. “There are usually a couple of coins for special prizes such as ice cream from the fair concession, otherwise they get to keep what they collect.” There will be a greased pig contest open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Then at 5 p.m., the antique and classic tractor pull begins on the infield track. The tractor drivers will attempt to pull a weighted sled 300 feet during the event. “People that come to the tractor pull enjoy watching the “old iron” - many remember their father’s working the fields with these old tractors when they were kids and some helped work the fields with these old tractors as youths,” Smith said. The festival weekend wraps up at 10:15 p.m. with a fireworks show over the fairgrounds. Indoor exhibits feature locally grown vegetables, flowers, crafts and baked goods whereas livestock range from goats and cattle to rabbits, sheep, poultry and swine. “We are an open fair and accept entries from residents in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties in Maryland and Accomac County in Virginia. We have at times had a few entries from Delaware residents as well,” Smith said. Make sure to arrive hungry for cheesesteak sandwiches, funnel-cake fries , barbecue chicken and other treats. “We have displays and exhibits by local folks and we try to provide something that interests the entire family,” Smith said. “Activities and animals for youth, crafts and home arts for mom and old and new farm equipment for dad.”

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Schedule of events (tentative) Thursday, July 30: 5 p.m. - Festival gates open 6 p.m. – Poultry judging, Livestock Barn* 7 p.m. – Little Miss Great Pocomoke Fair Pageant, Grandstand Stage 7:30 p.m. – Rabbit judging, Livestock Barn* 8 p.m. – Jr. Miss Pageant, Grandstand Stage 10 p.m. - Festival gates close Friday, July 31: 5 p.m. - Festival gates open 5 p.m. – Hog judging, Livestock Barn* 6:30 p.m. - Jeep demonstration, Infield Track 6:30 p.m. – Dairy cow judging, Livestock Barn* 7 p.m. – Family Movie 7:30 p.m. – Beef cattle judging, Livestock Barn* 10 p.m. - Festival gates close Saturday, Aug. 1: 8 a.m. - Festival gates open 10 a.m. – Meat goat judging, Livestock Barn* 10 a.m. – Barn sheep judging, Livestock Barn* 11 a.m. – Dairy goat judging, Livestock Barn* 12:30 p.m. - Cake and pie auction (between harness races) 12:30-4 p.m. - Harness Racing, Racetrack 1 p.m. - Children’s activities 1:30 p.m. - Greased pig contest 5 p.m. - Antique and Classic Tractor Pull, Infield Track 10:15 p.m. - Fireworks display 11 p.m. – Festival gates close (*subject to change)

Visit www.thegreatpocomokefair. org or call the fairgrounds at 410-957-4486 for more information on the fair that has been an annual tradition since 1991.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Cherry tomato, feta salad with champagne vinaigrette

By Deborah Lee Walker Contributing Writer (July 24, 2015) The time has come to pack your bags and get your passport handy because we are traveling to the land of “good and plenty.” Natural ingredients, fabulous flavors and unexpected combinations grace the land where history, seductive surroundings and proud inhabitants offer an exciting gastronomical experience. Discovering the essence of a cuisine is an invitation to embrace the quintessence of its people. Santorini is one of Greece’s most renowned travel destinations. It is

quite famous for its gorgeous volcanic caldera and its extraordinary archaeological wealth. But Santorini is also recognized for its culinary treasures. Assyrtiko wine, Santorini fava and the tiny Santorini cherry tomatoes are the most famous offerings. Santorini cherry tomatoes are a special agricultural product with a unique history and identity. According to “Another Bite: The Famous Santorini Tomato,” since 2013, the Santorini cherry tomatoes are classified as P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) with the European labeling system. This is based on the specific characteristics of the product, namely the actual plant itself in conjunction with the distinctive volcanic soil, the See CHERRY Page 65


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Cherry tomato and feta salad refreshing summertime meal Continued from Page 64 unusually dry climate as well as the traditional farming methods by its producers. Agricultural scientists are still not certain whether the cherry tomato got accustomed to Santorini’s weather and soil conditions or it belongs to an altogether unique species. The seed was first sown by a Christian monk named Fragkiskos in 1818 at the Capuchins Monastery. From then, the roots took and the tomatoes grew in abundance. Organized cultivation of this particular tomato began in 1875. To this day, it has remained original and has never been implanted with another variety. The Santorini cherry tomato gets its unique character and taste from a hard, thick skin and its high sugar content. The actual “meat” of the Santorini cherry tomatoes have much more taste than ordinary tomatoes. The plants also bear more fruit, ripen earlier, and have a deep, stunning red color. Santorini cherry tomatoes require very little water which is a plus. An article in Greek Islands Travel, states that the tomato has more vitamin C than normal tomatoes and contains the greatest amount of lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. Cherry tomato cultivation flourished in Santorini until a massive earthquake in 1956. Another blow occurred with the introduction of mass tourism to Santorini; the promise of easy money lured farmers from their fields. As a result, cherry tomato cultivation declined and was no longer a prevalent business. Only a handful of people carry on the tradition of Santorini cherry tomatoes and as a result, the prices have taken a steep rise. But that is not a deterrent for connoisseurs of splendid foods. Santorini cherry tomatoes are a rare jewel and hopefully the practice of perfection will carry on. Cherry tomato and feta salad adorned with champagne vinaigrette

is refreshing and ideal for the steamy months of summer. It also makes a glorious presentation; ruby red tomatoes combined with pure white feta are as elegant as it gets. Fresh herbs and champagne vinaigrette are the piece de resistance. One can either make a homemade champagne vinaigrette or purchase it already bottled. Enjoy! Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Champagne Vinaigrette 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar ½ cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt and freshly coarse ground pepper 1. In a small bowl, whisk the mustard, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper. While whisking, gradually add the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside.

Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad 6 cups cherry tomatoes ¾ pound feta cheese 1 very small red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1. Using a very sharp knife, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them in a large bowl. 2. Dice the feta in ¼-inch cubes; try to keep the integrity of the cubes intact. 3. Add the feta, onions and herbs to the tomatoes. 4. Add champagne vinaigrette to cherry and feta salad. Carefully toss and refrigerate for 2 hours. Adjust seasonings if necessary and serve immediately. Secret Ingredient - Fortitude. “Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.” — Francis Bacon, Sr.

DONATION Helen Wiley, left, coordinator for the Church Mouse Thrift Shop in Berlin, presents on behalf of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Commission, a donation to Maria Cusimano, Family Resource Coordinator for Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. The Church Mouse designates a local nonprofit each month to receive all proceeds of sales during the 2nd Friday for that month.

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Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. ■ BOURBON STREET ON THE BEACH, 116th Street & Coastal Hwy., (Behind Fountain Head Towers Condominium), Ocean City 443-664-2896 / www.bourbonstreetonthebeach. com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations recommended for large parties / Children’s menu/ Full bar / Serving Lunch & Dinner. Eastern Shore fare with a New Orleans Flare. Seafood, Steaks & Pasta dishes— Specializing in Jambalaya, Creole, & Gumbo. Home of the Ragin’ Cajun Bloody Mary. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Weekly entertainment. 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TEXT "Crab" to 95577. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. ■ COACHES CORNER, 74th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-723-2468 / $ / V-MC-DIS/ No reservations required / Children’s menu / Open 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour, 6-7 a.m. Serving breakfast all day and lunch. Our restaurant offers casual dining atmosphere for families. Family owned and operated, everything home made from our white egg omelets to fresh squeezed OJ. ■ COCONUTS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, Castle in the Sand Hotel, 37th St & the Beach, Ocean City 1-800-5527263 / www.castleinthesand.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Beachfront open-air dining in a tropical setting. Serving grilled sandwiches, specialty salads, appetizers, wraps, tacos and your favorite frozen drinks, beer and wine. Children’s menu. Live entertainment daily 5/7-9/27/15. Happy Hour daily 5-6pm, 2-for-1 drink specials. Waitress service on the beach Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Coconuts is open daily 11am – 11pm, weather permitting. ■ COINS, 28th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-524 3100 / www.coinspub.com / $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar/ Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. Our restaurant offers a casual dining atmosphere for families. Best crab cakes in town, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood. Everything homemade. Happy hour 3-6 p.m., 7 days a week and early bird 4-6 p.m., daily specials. ■ DOUGH ROLLER, South Division Street & Boardwalk, 410-289-3501; 3rd Street & Boardwalk, 410-289-2599; 41st Street & Coastal Hwy, 410-524-9254; 70th Street & Coastal Hwy, 410-524-7981 / www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Ocean City’s favorite family restaurant

for 35 years. Great kid’s menu. Dayton’s Boardwalk Famous Fried Chicken and Seafood now served — fresh breaded and cooked to order. Available at South Division, 41st and 70th St locations. ■ DUFFYS, 130th St., in Montego Bay Shopping Ctr. & Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250 1449 / www.duffysoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual dining indoor or outdoor seating. Irish fare & American cuisine— Something for everyone our menu features appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks & seafood. Dine In, Carry Out, Happy Hour Daily 3-6 pm. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FISHTALES BAR & GRILL, 21st Street and the Bay, Ocean City 410-289-0990 / www.ocfishtales.com / $$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / FishTales located in a premier outdoor beach location on the bay with the best sunsets. Come for the best local fare. We offer lunch and dinner with great happy hour food and drink specials. Kids play area too!!!! So sit back and enjoy. ■ GENERAL’S KITCHEN, 66th Street (under The Skye Bar), Ocean City 410-723-0477/ $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Open 7 days, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everybody loves breakfast and that is what we are about. House Specialty and The Original House of Creamed Chipped Beef, we make it from scratch and it’s our own recipe! We have it all from juice, cereal, waffles, eggs, corned beef, hash browns, pancakes, bacon, sausage and more. General’s Kitchen #1 Breakfast place in OC. ■ GROTTO PIZZA, 14th Street on the boardwalk, Ocean City 443-664-2617 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full Bar / OC’s newest spot to watch people on the boardwalk, indoor dining and deck dining. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days. 125th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250-1234 / Serving lunch and dinner. Open 7 days. Grotto Pizza is a family casual dining restaurant that specializes in award winning pizza and hospitality. The full menu includes pizza, pasta, sandwiches, subs, appetizers, salads, beer, wine, cocktails and Grotto Gelato. Takeout available. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Casual waterfront dining serving seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads, wraps and pasta. Home of the “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment everyday. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-2892612 / www.ocmdhotels.com/hemingways / $$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Sea-food, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE, 31st Street, Ocean City, 410289-2581 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / We have proudly served Ocean City, Maryland for over 40 years. Known for All You Can Eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HOOTERS, Route 50 & Keyser Point Rd., West Ocean City 410-213-1841 and 5th Street, Ocean City / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Full bar / Open daily at 11 a.m. Brand new menu. Delicious juicy burgers, garden fresh salads, 12 delicious wing sauces and signature seafood entrees. Tropical frozen drinks and signature Hooters cocktails. Large parties are welcome. Call for private party information. Carry out available. The year round Route 50 location features happy hour daily, live entertainment every weekend and Bike Night every Wednesday. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant is proud to serve delicious, beachinspired dishes in both our oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breakers Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410723-5600 / www.johnnyspizzapub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City’s official pizzeria and pub featuring homemade pizzas, serving 18 different gourmet pizzas including local favorites. Huge variety of calzones, subs, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Ocean City’s place for jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Voted best sound system for live music. Carry out or delivery til 4 a.m. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ KITCHEN RESTAURANT, Corner of Philadelphia & Wicomico Street, Ocean City 410-289-2226 / $ / V-MCDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Free

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parking for customers. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. Home-style cooking, family atmosphere and reasonable prices. Breakfast features huge omelets, home-made cream chip beef, delicious French toast and Momma’s Home-Made Greek Pasteries. Fresh produce from our own gardens. ■ KY WEST BAR & RESTAURANT, 5401 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 443-664-2836 / www.kywestoceancity.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ky West is becoming the local's fine dining and casual fare destination. Ocean City's best veal chop, the freshest seafood and great pasta dishes. Our experienced chefs deliver the finest in cuisine nightly. Ky West has a fine dining side, as well as a beautiful bar best described as New York funky chic. Whether you chill out on our sofas, hang in the bar, or grab a table, Ky West will provide excellent food & drink for a great dining adventure. ■ LONGBOARD CAFÉ, 67th Street Town Center, Ocean City 443 664 5639 / www.longboardcafe.net / $$ / VMC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / We are the locals favorite serving lunch and dinner. Longboard Cafés menu offers unparalleled flare from the lite fare to dinner entrees — offering a variety of burgers, paninis, sandwiches and salads … even a popular "veggies" menu featuring their famous wrinkled green beans. Signature house libiations and signature entrees made with the finest ingredients from local farms and fisheries. A family restaurant. ■ MACKY'S BAYSIDE BAR AND GRILL, 5311 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-723-5565 / www.mackys.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Macky’s is a rustic open air water front seafood restaurant and bar with a beautiful private white sandy beach. Open for lunch everyday at 11 a.m., Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. and dinner until 10 p.m. Lite fare until 1 a.m. Take out available. ■ MARINA DECK, 306 Dorchester St., Ocean City 410289-4411 / www.marinadeckrestaurant.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted for large parties / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City, Maryland's #1 Seafood restaurant! Check out our delicious AYCE Menu: Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, and Blue Crabs & Crab Legs. Relax and enjoy your dinner while the kids play in our brand new multi-level kid’s area! Join us for lunch & dinner in our dining room or on our open air, roof top deck or at the Wild Pony Bar for our signature cocktails and breathtaking Assateague Island view! ■ OC WASABI, 16th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City 410-390-3835 / www.ocwasabi.com / $ / VMC-AE-DIS / Grab & Go, Take Out Sushi Bar, Open 7 Days, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. 33rd Street Plaza Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-524-7337 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / OC’s freshest, steamed sushi and sashimi and Japanese cuisine. Open 7 days a week, noon to 11 p.m. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-2898380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD, Crab House, 21st Street, Ocean City 410-289-7747 and Seafood House, 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1689 / PhillipsSeafood.com / $$$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Traditional Dining - Buffet - Carry Out. Early Bird Menu when seated before 5pm - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet - Voted OC’s Best Buffet. Featuring over 75 items including Snow Crab Legs, Carving Station, Made to Order Pasta, Handmade Crab Cakes & so much more. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, year-round. Every Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo. ■ ROPEWALK, 82nd Street on the bay, Ocean City 410524-1109 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full Bar / OC’s newest spot to watch the sunsets. Indoor dining and bar, deck dining and tiki bar. Serving lunch and dinner in relaxed casual atmosphere. Happy hour specials Monday through Friday, 2- 6 p.m. Every Thursday Hawaiian Luau and live entertainment daily. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. combo. ■ ROPEWALK - A FENWICK ISLAND OYSTER HOUSE, 700 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-5810153 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted except 6-9 p.m. / Children’s menu / Family restaurant / Takeout available except between 6-9 p.m. / Full Bar / Lunch and dinner served. Family friendly dining with a rotating oyster list and seafood creations paired with our fresh fruit crushes and extensive craft beer menu. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410-524-4900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SEASONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-524-1000 / www.carouselhotel.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., featuring a wide variety of entrees, seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SHENANIGAN’S IRISH PUB, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, in the Shoreham Hotel, Ocean City 410-2897181 / www.ocshenanigans.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Oceanfront dining. Enjoy great food and delicious libations while enjoying the boardwalks sights and sounds. Irish music or dueling pianos top off the evening. ■ SHRIMP BOAT, 9924 Stephen Decatur Highway, West

Ocean City 410-213-0448 / shrimpboatoc.com / $- $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / Steamed crabs and shrimp. Full menu featuring homemade soups, salads, seafood appetizers, fish and shrimp tacos, crab cakes, sandwiches, seafood dinner entrees, burgers and wings. Fresh seafood market with daily shrimp specials. ■ SICULI RUSTIC ITALIAN KITCHEN, 104 N. Main St., Berlin 410-629-0550 / FB-Siculi Italian Kitchen / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full Bar / Family friendly. Open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m.; Sunday brunch, 10:30 a.m. Locally sourced, freshly prepared. Award-winning brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood, chicken and veal selections. Daily lunch, happy hour and dinner specials. ■ SKYE RAW BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / www.skyebaroc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Enjoy lunch, dinner, raw bar or lite fare in the Skye, at the top of 66th Street and Coastal Highway. Amazing views of Ocean City, the ocean and bay with spectacular sunsets overlooking Sunset Island. Celebrate happy hour 7 days a week, 3 - 6 p.m. with great food and drink specials including $1 oysters and $15 1 1/4 pound whole lobsters. Live entertainment Fridays & Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. with additional days in season. Entertainment schedule online. ■ SOPRANOS, 100 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City 410289 7492 / $/ V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Open 7 days a week, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. for lunch and dinner, Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our restaurant offers authentic Italian food featuring subs, sandwiches, burgers and pizza at family friendly prices. Eat in, carry out and free delivery available. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE COVE AT OCEAN PINES, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, Ocean Pines 410-641-7501 / www.oceanpines.org/ $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS/No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual Waterfront The Cove at Ocean Pines Yacht Club in an all new gorgeous bayfront setting, specializing in coastal cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Inside and outside dining areas. Open-air bar and live entertainment. Check Web site for special events. Open everyday. ■ THE CRAB BAG, 130th Street, bayside, Ocean City 410-250-3337 / www.thecrabbag.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Full bar / Dine in and carryout. Open 7 Days a week, 11 am til late night. Huge menu; something for everyone. Hot steamed crabs, world famous fried chicken, ribs, burgers, barbecue, pasta, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more. Lunch and weekly carry-out and dinner specials. The best happy hour at the beach with drink and food specials. ■ TOKYO SEAFOOD BUFFET, 131st Street (formerly JR’S North), Ocean City 410-390-5939 / $$ / V-MC-AE/ No reservations required / Full bar/ OC’s largest seafood, allyou-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. ■ TONY LUKES, 33rd Street, Ocean City 410-524 0500 / www.tonylukes.com / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our restaurant offers authentic cheesesteaks, roast pork and chicken cutlet sandwiches, burgers, salads and desserts at family friendly prices. Eat in and carry out. ■ TWININGS LOBSTER SHANTY, Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-2305 / www.twiningsshanty.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations suggested / Children's menu / Full bar / A funky little place at the edge of town. Features classic New England fare, with lobsters, steaks and burgers. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ VICTORIAN ROOM RESTAURANT, Dunes Manor Hotel, OCEANFRONT at 28th and Baltimore Ave, Ocean City 410-289-1100 / www.dunesmanor.com / $$ - $$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations not required but recommended / Full Bar / Children’s menu / Open year round. An elegant oceanfront dining atmosphere with local, farm to table/sea to table cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily 7:30am to 9:00pm (Fri & Sat to 10pm). Also featuring Zippy Lewis Lounge with happy hour from 47p.m., featuring Craft Beer selections and appetizer menu; Milton’s Out Door Cafe; and the Barefoot Beach Bar in season. ■ VINNY’S PIZZA & ITALIAN GRILL, 25th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City 410-390-3713 / www.vinnyspizzaanditlaiangrille.com / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine/ Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. Serving lunch and dinner. Our restaurant offers authentic Italian food featuring subs, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Hand tossed, made from scratch pizzas. Family friendly, eat in and carry out. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus®burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.


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Ocean baptism set for Wednesday come together in one place and it’s a family reunion with multiple groups from all over the United States.� On Wednesday, a baptism will wrap up the three-day festival, which is slated to take place around 1 p.m. on the beach at 41st Street after the conclusion of a meeting in the convention center. Each year, around 20 people take part in the ceremony filled with praise through song, forgiveness for sins, one-on-one counseling and prayer for each person who enters the water. “A lot of people plan their vacations around the event and it’s special because we are all together outside on the beach,� Steger said. Jesus at the Beach began in 1994 when a visitor had the idea to bring a three-day Christian celebration to Ocean City, he added.

The event draws a couple thousand Jesus at the Beach kicks off with a people who stop along the Boardwalk prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, and beach to catch festivities or con- July 26, at Son’Spot Ministries on certs taking place on the Caroline Worcester Street in downtown Ocean Street Stage. City. Visitors are also invited to “People come gather at the conand go as they line vention center and the Boardwalk and ‘There is a prayer tent outside on the beach 30 on the beach and it’s great beach at night as far minutes before as you can see,� Ste- fellowship among other believers’ each event for ger said. “There is a Jesus at the Beach Festival prayer. prayer tent outside There is plenty Director Gary Steger on the beach and it’s of free parking at great fellowship the convention cenamong other believers.� ter on 40th Street and riding the city Steger also said that Jesus at the bus to downtown festivities is encourBeach is a great opportunity for peo- aged. ple who want to become a believer or Evening ministries will take place for others to receive prayer and coun- in the convention center instead of cil. the beach if there is rain. For more inThere will be a fireworks display on formation, call 410-289-1296 or visit Monday and Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. www.jesusatthebeach.org.

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TOP FUND RAISERS American Cancer Society’s North Worcester County Relay For Life celebrated its success with a wrap-up party June 24 at the Sports Core pool in Ocean Pines. (Left) Connie Collins, left, and Tammy Simington, right, receive awards for top individual fund raisers from co-chairs Dj Thompson, Dawn Hodge and Jill Elliott, center. (Right) The top youth fund raiser was Kaylynn Cobb. There were 41 teams and 312 participants involved in this year’s Relay For Life event which was held May 8 at Frontier Town. The group expects to exceed the $165,500 goal for 2015.

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Anna O’Neill, assistant director of Diakonia, was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club weekly meeting on July 1. Pictured, from left, are Speakers & Programs Chair J. Graham Caldwell, O’Neill and Kiwanis Club President Carolyn Dryzga presenting the traditional speakers gift of a Kiwanis pen. O’Neill explained that Diakonia in West Ocean City provides both emergency and transitional housing for the homeless. Diakonia’s 40 beds are part of five family housing units and the organization also provides refuge to individuals.

Members of the Showell family join leadership of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation on the beach in front of the Showell’s Castle in the Sand Hotel on 37th Street in Ocean City to present their $100,000 pledge to the Operating Room Campaign at PRMC. Pictured, from left, are Letichia, Adam Jr. and Adam Showell; Leighton Moore, chairman of the PRMC Foundation; Rebecca Moore and Denise Billing, PRMC Foundation president.

MATH OLYMPIADS The Math Olympiad is a rigorous international competition with more than 110,000 students participating. Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School students from fifth through eighth grades participated in this contest. Math Olympiad patches are awarded to students who placed at 50 percentile or higher within the competition. The Math Olympiad trophy is awarded to students who answered the most questions correct in their class. Pictured are sixth grade students, top row, from left, Taylor Barrett, Jessica Delisi, Thomas Kangas, Paul Vitaliti and Morgan Carlson; middle row, Nicole DiAmico, Lauren Kemp, Lily Jones and Juliana Fohner and in front, Ariana Holland-Seda and Emily Selba.


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SUCCESSFUL EVENTS For the second year, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines–Ocean City held its annual Summer Pancake Breakfast and Bingo Night on the same day on July 11 for a very gratifying turnout to raise funds for the youth of the community. Pictured are Kiwanians and spouses just before the doors opened at 8 a.m. for the first shift of the Pancake Breakfast.

CHECK PRESENTATION The Everson–Vargas family presented a check for $12,186 to the Art League of Ocean City during July’s art opening night. The funds were raised during a benefit golf tournament held on June 29 at the Bay Golf Club, in memory of Betty Grace Vargas Everson, who was an active member and volunteer for the Art League. Pictured, from left, are family members, Chicky and Dick Elliott, Emily Schwab of the Art League of Ocean City, Larry McDaniel, John Everson, Sunny McDaniel and Sandy Morgenthaler.

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GUEST SPEAKER Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ginger Fleming, center, was the guest speaker during the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines–Ocean City July 15 meeting. She is pictured with Speakers & Programs Chair J. Graham Caldwell and Kiwanis Club President Carolyn Dryzga in the Ocean Pines Community Center.

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SUPPORTING PARKINSON’S Star Charities Founder/Director Anna Foultz and her group of volunteers present a check for $2,000 on July 20 to Mary and Ron Leidner of the Worcester County Parkinson’s Support Group, proceeds from a Western Night gala held at Ocean Downs Racetrack on July 9. The Support Group provides Parkinson’s Disease support, public awareness, education and research to improve the treatment of those with Parkinson’s Disease or find a cure. For more information, contact the Leidners at 410-208-0525 or email worcesterPD1@gmail.com. Pictured, from left, are Peggy Rumberg, Irmgard Heinecke, Sandy McAbee, Lee Tilghman, Foultz, the Leidners, Mary Evans, Barbara Peletier, Lily Tunis and Robin Beall.


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By Kristin Joson Contributing Writer (July 24, 2015) 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? 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 Ocean City Beach Patrol is in constant contact with the weather service and is aware of current weather situation at all times. 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 is in the area.

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Wait for BP to give ‘all clear’ before returning to beach Continued from Page 73 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. 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 or “like us” on the Official OCBP Facebook page. 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!” Captain’s note: In my 41 years with the patrol I have been involved with 10 documented and confirmed lightning strikes involving people. The worst case occurred about 30 years ago in the area of North Division Street when a group of individuals were warned to leave the beach but insisted on staying and huddled under an umbrella. Unfortunately for them and their loved ones at home it was the last bad decision they would ever make, because a single bolt of lightning

killed all four instantly. Although our 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. It is amazing to me that people are often concerned about sharks and 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 1 per year, while in that same period there were no incidents involving sharks. 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 continues to keep people 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… This is for your safety!!!


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Area residents show support for Alana Prettyman

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A fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 at Trader Lee’s Bar–House of Rock in West Ocean City for Alana Rose Prettyman, an Ocean View, Del. 9-month-old whose rare illness has resulted in an outpouring of support in lower Delaware and now, the Maryland coast as well. The event will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the bar behind Pizza Tugo’s on Route 50 and Route 611. Cash donations, gift certificates, auction items and food for the party buffet are being solicited. Contact Tammy at 302-563-2075 or Vicki at 443366-4603.

By Laura Walter Coastal Point (Reprinted from June 26 issue) Watching their baby girl grow weaker every day, an Ocean View couple is being lifted back up by their community. Baby Alana Rose Prettyman was a born a bright, happy girl on Sept. 14, 2014. But several days after she turned 8 months old in May, her parents took her to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, where Alana was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease that is quickly robbing her of her ability to eat, smile, sit up and focus. With that diagnosis, the life expectancy is just one year for this now9-month old. That’s why people are taking action now, already donating thousands of dollars to the family. Alexa Shoultes, 24, and Kyle Prettyman, 23, are responding to their daughter’s worsened diagnosis and all the community support by starting a foundation in Alana’s name. “Our daughter has so much love — people would be blessed to experience that much love in a lifetime,” Shoultes wrote in a June 20 email. “I am so proud of the community for uniting for our sweet angel, and for us…They are the sole source of our sparse positivity.” Shoultes is on leave as a rehab technician and gymnastics coach, and Prettyman is taking time off from his full-time construction work. They’re capturing every precious smile their darling girl can give them. Alana’s original diagnosis was a form of leukodystrophy, which damages the protective covering that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain. Neurological problems form as the exposed nerve impulses slow down. Alana couldn’t keep down food, and her eye and body control were sinking. But on June 18, DNA testing revealed the awful truth: leukodystrophy was just a side effect of the real problem. “She has a rare [unnamed] form of variant non-ketotic hyperglycinemia,” Shoultes wrote. “Kyle and I both carry a recessive gene that

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caused the mutation of the BOLA3 gene.” Alana is only the 12th patient ever diagnosed with the disorder, and doctors believe her condition’s progression is aggressive. “It’s a neurodegenerative disease that causes … optic nerve degeneration and low tone after a period of normal development,” Shoultes wrote. “Her nerves are losing their pathways to certain muscles. Her eyes, lungs and digestive muscles are compromised, as well as her overall body strength.” Alana’s parents are afraid of the day-to-day uncertainties, Shoultes admitted. For more than a month, they have looked forward to bringing their daughter back home. “The prognosis is bad. Of the few children diagnosed, most don’t live past one year old,” Shoultes wrote. “They say her time is limited, and we will be sent home with hospice care until that day comes. We will remain in the hospital for another two weeks. Then we can finally go home.” Building Alana’s legacy “All of us that love Alexa and Alana and Kyle wanted to get together so they can spend every moment they can just on Alana, so they don’t have to worry about rent, car insurance, whatever bills they have,” said Catherine Kessell, whose own daughter was inspired by her time with gymnastics coach Shoultes. “Alana was put here and she’s touched so many lives and so many people,” Kessell said. “The support from the community is wonderfully overwhelming,” Shoultes said. “People who know us, people who don’t know us, people all across the states are praying and donating to our family and/or fundraisers. We have already received so much assistance, and because of that, we are able to pay our bills while spending as much time with our baby as possible.” The family is founding a nonprofit organization for Alana’s legacy. The Alana Rose Foundation will help relieve parents’ financial responsibility while they care for a sick child. They’ll also donate to NKH research done by Dr. Johan Van Hove in Denver (Alana will be donating a blood sample and a tiny skin sample) and to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides housing to families near the hospital. See FUNDRAISING Page 77


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Fundraising events planned for child battling rare illness Continued from Page 76 “We are excited to help families in the undetermined future. But look out for fundraisers later down the road,” Shoultes wrote. How to get involved Many benefits have sprung up to help support the family. People can give time, money or just a few words of kindness. “Emotional support is worth [more than money], but give them a platform to do that securely, without having to worry about groceries,” said Willa Peoples. • Facebook page: “Hugs for Alana” — Friends and strangers are invited to post photos, stories or inspirational words for the family to read and remember their daughter by. “I hope one day it will bring them some comfort to read and see the outpouring of support from the community. We have gotten over 700 likes and over 2,000 shares of the page in less than a week,” Kessell said. • Fundraiser at Cripple Creek, Sunday, July 26, from 4-9 p.m. — Dinner, dancing and auctions are on the menu for the fundraiser hosted by Dynamic Physical Therapy of Fenwick Island. At Cripple Creek Country Club, several local restaurants will send trays of food, besides the dinner and dessert stations. There will be a deejay and dancing, cash bar, door prizes, live auction, raffle items, 50/50 and a wheel of gift cards. Shoultes’s coworkers at Dynamic Physical Therapy wanted to step up for her. “We’re very excited,” said Mary Ann DiBonaventura. “She’s family.” The company agreed to pay all expenses, so the money raised will go straight to the family. “Everything we collect, everything we do, is pure profit, because of the president of the company,” said DiBonaventura of Danny Bianco. “They’re good people to work for.” Tickets cost $30 and are available by visiting Dynamic Physical Therapy of Fenwick Island, located behind Food Lion, or calling (302) 988-1586. Donations are more than welcome and can be made by contacting Mary Ann DiBonaventura at 302-2289336. • Big prize drawings — The group is seeking big-ticket items that could be raffled off. Coastal Maytag has already pledged a new washing machine and dryer set. “We’re really looking for items to auction off, or that we can sell raffle tickets for,” Kessell said. • Send funds directly through Wells Fargo — Donations can be submitted directly to Wells Fargo bank in Millville. Talk to any bank teller, or mail a check to “The donation account of Alana Prettyman”; c/o Wells Fargo Millville; 202 Atlantic Ave.; Millville DE 19967. Designate that account on the envelope, too.

• Send funds directly through PayPal: www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online, using email shoultes@me.com. • Send funds directly though GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/ alanaprettyman. “We also want to say a very huge thank-you to everyone that has reached out and supported us through this trying time,” Shoultes concluded. “Please keep praying for our family.”

Hal Holbrook to bring one-man play to Ocean City

(July 24, 2015) Legendary star of stage, screen and television, Hal Holbrook, will bring his award-winning one-man play to the Performing Arts Center at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street, Thursday, July 30. The show was originally slated for June 6, but in a joint statement released by the artist and the promoter, “Due to the conflicting date with the Belmont Stakes and the potential for another Triple Crown winner, Hal Holbrook and Bob Rothermel of TEAM Productions have decided to postpone his performance to July 30.” “Although ticket sales were steady, I was concerned about how the anticipated media hype regarding the potential for a triple crown winner would impact ticket sales in the last few days leading up to the show,” Rothermel added. “[The] last 10 to 14 days are very important to a show’s success and if we can’t break through the hype about a horse, the show could possibly be negatively impacted. The new date has been selected for the show based upon the availability of the venue and Mr. Holbrook’s schedule.” All tickets purchased for the original date of June 6 will be honored for the new date of July 30. Ticket holders do not need to exchange them as they will automatically be converted to the new date. Those who can not make the July 30 date will be able to receive a refund. Tickets for the new date of July 30 are available at the Convention Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. “Mr. Holbrook is truly a living legend who has received countless accolades and awards for not only this show but for his entire body of work,” Rothermel said. “It is an honor to bring him to Ocean City’s Performing Arts Center. This is a once in a lifetime experience.” For more information, call the convention center at 410-289-2800 or TICKETMASTER at 1-800-551-SEAT (7328).

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Stephen Decatur High School Summer STEM Academy participants John Liberto and Olivia Barton prepare to test the strength of their bridge with weights. The strongest bridge was able to sustain more than 30 pounds. Twenty-five SDHS students spent 17 days learning about engineering and science and acquiring a host of other skills in media and technology, language arts, and mathematics during the Academy.

Students learn about science and engineering at academy (July 24, 2015) Twenty-five Stephen Decatur High School students spent 17 days learning about engineering and science and acquiring a host of other skills in media and technology, language arts, and mathematics during the SDHS Summer Academy. With a cross-curricular approach to learning, students studied the history and the construction of various types of bridges and applied those skills as they constructed their own model bridges for a competitive culminating activity. During the program, participants journeyed to Pocomoke where they had the opportunity to study the effects of the environment on bridge construction and the safety and support systems that are being implemented during the renovation project of the Pocomoke Bridge. “I have definitely learned a lot about engineering and I was able to use that learning as I constructed my own bridge,” said sophomore Kaya

Purnell. While the focus of the Summer Academy has been STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), students also narrated their experiences with photography and read the John Henry Patterson non-fiction piece, “The Man-eaters of Tsavo,” which chronicles the author’s experiences battling lions during the 1907 construction of a railroad bridge in Kenya. Some of the photographs taken by the students, along with their news writing, will be featured in the SDHS yearbook spread for the Summer Academy. “Johns Hopkins University offered a similar program this summer and I believe that ours was every bit as challenging for the students,” said Mary Berquist, Summer Academy coordinator. “It is our goal to combine fun with a truly enriching experience so that students do not suffer a lapse in learning during the summer months. I think we accomplished that.”

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First Shore Federal contributes $15K to WCEF Well educated students are future and life blood of any community, CEO Neat says (July 24, 2015) First Shore Federal recently became the latest Champions of Education in Worcester County. President and CEO, Marty Neat, said that contributing to the newly formed Worcester County Education Foundation is a win-win for everyone because well educated students are the future and life blood of any community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education should come first. If we provide these kids with a great local education, they gain the confidence and ambition to further their education and return to us with the ability to contribute and eventually fill our roles in the community,â&#x20AC;? Neat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Shore Federal is proud to support the WCEFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to provide a world class education to every student in the county and encourages all local businesses to step up as well.â&#x20AC;? Last fall, members of the private and business community came together to form the Worcester County Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that taps into community resources, creating a source of perpetual funding to help fill budgetary gaps that prevent teachers, students

Representatives of First Shore Federal present a contribution of $15,000 to members of the Worcester County Education Foundation. Pictured, from left, are vice chairman, Tom Hershey; Superintendent of Worcester County Schools, Dr. Jerry Wilson; Assistant Superintendent, Lou Taylor; FSF President & CEO, Marty Neat and WCEF Chairman, Todd Ferrante.

and schools from acquiring the necessary tools to teach and learn in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-paced digital environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to provide every student with equal access to a World

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Dressmaking party On Friday, July 31 from 1-4 p.m., the Pillowcase Ministry seamstresses will make dresses and shorts to benefit indigent boys and girls in Haiti, Dominic Republic, East Timor and Africa at the Ocean City Library on 100th Street. All are welcome. Bring a sewing machine, if available, and new or used pillowcases and/or T-shirts. Light refreshments will be served. Call 443-944-5868 if planning to attend, as space may be limited.

small toys, hygiene items, school supplies–anything a young child would enjoy. They will be shipped to impoverished countries around the world. Since the program originated, more than 100 million shoeboxes have been delivered. Each box contains Christian literature in the language of the country receiving them. Last year, Community Church filled 213 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Additional information can be found at samaritanspurse.org/operationchristmas child.

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The 2015 Sand Castle Home Tour kicks off with the Black & Gold cocktail party at The Gateway Grand on 48th Street in Ocean City on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30-9 p.m. The event will honor homeowners and raise funds for the Art League of Ocean City. Guests will enjoy an evening of “Cirque des Artes,” with heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music. Tickets cost $95 per person. Reservations may be made online at www.artleagueofoceancity.org or by calling 410-524-9433.

Atlantic General Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary Group will hold its annual Jolly Roger Day on Saturday, Aug. 1. The fundraiser tickets include full admission to Splash Mountain Water Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jolly Roger Amusement Park from 2-6 p.m. Unlimited miniature golf and two roller coaster rides are also included in the ticket price, which is $25 per person ($30 if purchased on Aug. 1). Children under 3 get in free to Splash Mountain only. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event at one of three locations: Townsend Medical Center, on 10th Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City; Atlantic General Primary Care and Women’s Health in Ocean Pines and Atlantic General Hospital Cashier’s Office. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event up to noon only at Townsend Medical Center. For more information, call Susan Curtis 443-235-2654 or email susanbcurtis@comcast.net.

Christmas in July Christmas in July is being celebrated at the Community Church at Ocean Pines during the entire month of July. Shoeboxes are being filled by the congregation for Operation Christmas Child, a mission outreach of Samaritan’s Purse which is a Franklin Graham Foundation. The shoeboxes will be filled with

Worcester Technical High School students win awards (July 24, 2015) Students from Worcester Technical High School in Newark earned awards during the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference. Industry leaders representing more than 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for demonstrating excellence in 100 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All competitions are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championship is for high school and college-level students who are members of the 360,000-member SkillsUSA organization. In addition, Skill Point certificates were awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score as defined by industry. The SkillsUSA Championships have been a premier event since 1967. The Skill Point certificates were intro-

duced in 2009 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System. The following local students from Worcester Technical High School are Skill Point Certificate recipients: • Ian Waggoner, of Newark, was awarded a Skill Point certificate in Related Technical Math. • Daniel Moyer, of Ocean City, was awarded a Skill Point certificate in Medical Math. • Team K (consisting of Drayton Hoffman, Teri Adelhardt and Holly Adelhardt) was awarded a Skill Point certificate in Engineering Technology/Design. • Laila Mirza, of Ocean Pines, was awarded a Skill Point certificate in Prepared Speech. “More than 6,000 students from every state in the nation came to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships this week,” said Executive Director Tim Lawrence. “This is the SkillsUSA partnership at its best. Students, instructors and industry representatives are working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and every student excels. These students prove that career and technical education expands opportunities.”

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

FRI. July 24 MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City

beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Free movie on the beach featuring “Big Hero 6.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326. Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO —

ANNUAL BOOK SALE — Ocean Pines li-

brary, 11107 Cathell Road, 6-9 p.m. For members of the Friends of the Ocean Pines Library, but participants may join at the door. Membership costs $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Featuring thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, sets, coffee table books, cookbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, children’s books and audio books in near mint condition. Most are $1.50 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: Jean Fry, 410-208-4269.

SAT. July 25 Ocean City beach at 8th Street, 6:30 p.m. Watch the OCBP lifeguards compete against each other in events and demonstrate their athletic skills. Info: 410-289-7556 or kjoson@oceancitymd.gov.

OC BEACH PATROL CREW COMPETITION —

‘THE CAT DAYS OF SUMMER’ — Walmart,

11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be cats available for adoption, baked goods for purchase and raffle tickets. Adoption fees are $75 and include spay/neuter, immunizations, microchip and fecal exam. Free to any person over the age of 65 can adopt a cat over the age of 8. Info: www.worcestercountyhumanesociety.org or 410-213-0146. Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin, 6 p.m. Refreshments following the concert. Info: 443-2356910.

THE ISLAND BOYS GOSPEL CONCERT —

ANNUAL BOOK SALE — Ocean Pines li-

brary, 11107 Cathell Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, sets, coffee table books, cookbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, children’s books and audio books in near mint condition. Most are $1.50 or less. Open to the public. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: Jean Fry, 410-208-4269.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296,

104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-2-2, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices. Info: 410524-8196.

FARMERS MARKET — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, eggs, honey, kettle korn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. Info: 410641-7717, Ext. 3006.

SUN. July 26 SUNDAES IN THE PARK AND FIREWORKS — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in

Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. For a small fee, create your own ice cream sundaes. Entertainment by Separate Ways the band (a tribute to Journey). Children’s entertainment also presented. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Take picnic baskets and chairs. Info: 800-626-2326 or http://town.oceancity.md.us/sep.html. Somerset Street Plaza, just off of the Ocean City Boardwalk, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Ocean City Cruzers will display approximately 15 vehicles. Live music or DJ provided. Info: 410-289-7739.

OC CRUZERS CAR SHOW & MUSIC —

OC BEACH LIGHTS — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. A five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production. Each 8-minute show also features fireworks effects. Free event. Info: 800-626-2326 or www.ocbeachlights.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST SPECIAL — Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, western omelet, bacon, sausage, home fries, chipped beef, toast, French toast, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children 7 and younger. Info: 410-524-7994.

GOSPEL CONCERT — St. Matthews By-

The-Sea United Methodist Church, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del., 7 p.m. Featuring “Merle Dimeler’s Talent Show.” Free-will offering will be taken for the singers. Info: Rita Williams, 302436-1562.

‘THE CAT DAYS OF SUMMER’ — Walmart,

11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be cats available for adoption, baked goods for purchase and

raffle tickets. Adoption fees are $75 and include spay/neuter, immunizations, microchip and fecal exam. Free to any person over the age of 65 can adopt a cat over the age of 8. Info: www.worcestercountyhumanesociety.org or 410-2130146.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, noon to 1 p.m. Group shares experience, strength and hope to help others. Open to the community and to AGH patients. Info: Rob, 443-783-3529.

GOSPEL CABARET AND DINNER — Germantown School, 10223 Trappe Road, Berlin, 4 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and must be purchased in advance: 410-641-0638. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Front lawn of Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, 8:30 a.m., Sundays, through Sept. 27. Take a lawn chair or blanket. Held indoors during inclement weather. Info: 410-641-2186 or Bethany21811@gmail.com.

OUTDOOR CASUAL WORSHIP SERVICE —

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS #169 — At-

lantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Group is a 12-step program for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem. No initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1 weekly. Info: Bett, 410-202-9078.

SUNDAY NIGHT SERENITY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING — Woodlands in

Ocean Pines, Independent Living Apartment Building, 1135 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, 7:30 p.m.

MON. July 27

JESUS AT THE BEACH FESTIVAL — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and at N. Division Street beach. Family-oriented Christian praise music, drama and dance. Info: Gary, 410-289-1296, www.jesusatthebeach.org or info@jesusatthebeach.org.

BEACH FIREWORKS — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 10 p.m. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length and is visible along the boardwalk. Info: 800-626-2326 or www.ocbeachlights.com.

MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 8:30 p.m. Free movie on the beach featuring “Strange Magic.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326.

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

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING —

Edna Berkey, 410-251-2083.

DIABETES WORKSHOP — Northern Worcester Senior Center, 10129 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays, through Aug. 17. Free, six-week workshop designed to help those affected by diabetes better manage their disease. Pre-register: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. ANNUAL BOOK SALE — Ocean Pines li-

brary, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, sets, coffee table books, cookbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, children’s books and audio books in near mint condition. All items will be half-price. Open to the public. Proceeds benefit the library. Info: Jean Fry, 410-208-4269.

HISTORIC MUSEUM OPEN — Historic St.

Martin’s Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Highway, Showell, Mondays, 1-4 p.m., June through September. Info: 410-251-2849.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus,

Sweet Adeline’s, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410641-6876.

TUES. July 28

JESUS AT THE BEACH FESTIVAL — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and at N. Division Street beach. Family-oriented Christian praise music, drama and dance. Info: Gary, 410-289-1296, www.jesusatthebeach.org or info@jesusatthebeach.org.

BEACH FIREWORKS — Ocean City beach at N. Division Street, 10 p.m. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length and is visible along the boardwalk. Info: 800-626-2326 or www.ocbeachlights.com.

FAMILY BEACH OLYMPICS — Ocean City beach at 27th Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring a variety of contests for all ages. Free events may include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay races and more. Info: 410-250-0125.

Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Highway (behind St. Luke’s Church), Ocean City, every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs and shrimp, crab cakes, crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, pizza, French fries and onion rings. Reserve crabs and shrimp: 410-524-7994, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CRAB NIGHT —

Berlin group 331, Worcester County Health Center, 9730 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It

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Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, 5 p.m. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition, exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: dillon128@aol.com.

WED. July 29

JESUS AT THE BEACH FESTIVAL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway and at N. Division Street beach. Family-oriented Christian praise music, drama and dance. Info: Gary, 410-289-1296, www.jesusatthebeach.org or info@jesusatthebeach.org. MOVIE ON THE BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carousel Resort

Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Free movie on the beach featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Box Trolls.â&#x20AC;? Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326.

CANCER THRIVING AND SURVIVING WORKSHOP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Selbyville Public Library, 11 S.

Main St., Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery and caregivers to attend together. The workshop is free and meets six weeks, July 8-Aug. 12. Register: Gail Mansell, 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

BINGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Every Wednesday at Ocean

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

DELMARVA HAND DANCE CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Meets

every Wednesday at Peakyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Info: 302200-DANCE (3262).

KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER OCEAN PINES/OCEAN CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Meets every

Wednesday at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway. Doors open at 7 a.m., meeting begins at 8 a.m. Info: 410-641-7330.

BAYSIDE BEGINNINGS AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, 7:30 p.m.

OCEAN CITY/BERLIN ROTARY CLUB MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th St, Ocean City, 6 p.m. Info: 410-641-1700 or kbates@taylorbank.com.

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Fitness, 12319 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon. Weight loss support group with discussions about nutrition,

exercise, health and weight loss. Cost is $5 per meeting. Info: dillon128@aol.com.

THURS. July 30 HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Performing Arts Center, Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway, 8 p.m. This show was rescheduled from June 6. Original tickets will be honored. Tickets cost $40 and $55 and are available at Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center at 40th Street or Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000. Info: 410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326.

SUNSET PARK PARTY NIGHTS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunset

Park, S. Division Street, bayside, Ocean City, 7-9 p.m. Free concert by Neon Swing X-perience (swing band). Beverages, including beer, available for purchase. It is recommended to take your own seating. Info: 800-626-2326.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines

library, 11107 Cathell Road, 11 a.m. Free and open to everyone. Info: Coastal Hospice, 410-251-8163.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic

General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, 2-3 p.m. Providing physical and emotional support for survivors and caregivers to share personal experiences and challenges. Key speakers with expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke.

BEACH SINGLES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Every Thursday,

Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 4-7 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-4369577; Kate, 410-524-0649.

BINGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; American Legion Post 166,

2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410289-3166.

CHAIR AEROBICS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church Community Life Center, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 1-2 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Sponsored by St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Adult Ministry. Info: 410-524-7474.

ONGOING EVENTS JOLLY ROGER DAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jolly Roger Amuse-

ment Park, 2901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Aug. 1. Tickets include unlimited Splash Mountain and golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., two roller coaster rides and amusement rides from 2-6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 ($30 if purchased the morning of Aug. 1). Children 2 and younger are admitted free to Splash Mountain only. Tickets available at the Townsend Medical Center on 10th Street, Ocean City; Atlantic General Primary Care and Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health, Ocean Pines; and Atlantic General Hospital Cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Tickets can be purchased on Aug. 1 until noon at Townsend Medical Center. Info: Susan

Curtis, 443-235-2654 or susanbcurtis@comcast.net.

BUS TRIPS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On Aug. 18, tour NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wallops Flight Facility. Cost is $35. All trips are open to the public. Register: Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department, 410-641-7052. Info: www.OceanPines.org. ART EXHIBIT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Worcester County Arts

Council, 6 Jefferson St., Berlin, through July 31. Featuring a juried art exhibit themed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeâ&#x20AC;? with displays of various media artwork created by 22 local and regional artists. Info: 410-641-0809 or www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org.

ADULT ESL CLASSES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; First Presbyterian

Church of Ocean City, 1301 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, 9-11 a.m., every Wednesday, May 20-Aug. 26. Program includes Conversation with Americans, Learn English in ESL books and Learn English in Bible study. Info: Jeff Howard, 410-9570817, Jeffrey_howard@yahoo.com; or Grace Howard, 443-397-5916, gracehoward0326@gmail.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Temple Bat

Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, every Friday, 7:30 p.m. A reform Jewish Synagogue. Info: 410-641-4311.

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City

Life Saving Station Museum, 813 S. Atlantic Avenue, located at the extreme southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk. Gather outside the museum for fun facts and topics, 10 a.m., daily, through Aug. 29. A different subject each day including beach safety, aquarium feeding, knot tying, history and all about sharks. Info: Sandy, 410-2894991, sandy@ocmuseum.org or www.ocmuseum.org.

NOVEL TO BENEFIT OCEAN CITY MUSEUM SOCIETY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Blow,â&#x20AC;? the third novel in

purchased from any Kiwanis member or by calling 410-208-0479. No need to be present to win.

COMMUNITY CPR AND FIRST AID COURSE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Town of Ocean City Beach Patrol, 109

Talbot St., Ocean City, August 5-6, 6-9 p.m. The two-night course will provide you with an American Red Cross First Aid certification (Aug. 5, $30) and an American Heart Association CPR certification (Aug. 6, $20), both good for two years. Register for one or both nights: 410-289-7556 by July 22.

BOOKS BY THE BAG SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, during regular library hours through Labor Day. Gently used books for $5 a bag. Info: 410-524-1818.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & ADVOCACY GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, noon to 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Info: 410-524-7474.

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Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, every Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., through September. Offered by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service. Put plant damage samples in a plastic bag and label with name and phone number.

WORCESTER COUNTY PARKINSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines library,

11107 Cathell Road, second Tuesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. Speakers, exercise, discussions and more. Info: 410208-3132.

STAR CHARITIES MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m., on the first Friday of each month. Meeting of volunteers. Info: Anna Foultz, 410-641-7667.

Preston Pairoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ocean City Mystery series is raising funds for the Ocean City Museum Society. Available exclusively as an eBook from Amazon.com for $3, for every copy sold through Labor Day, the publisher will donate $1 to the museum.

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or three for $10. The race will be held Aug. 28 at Frontier Town. First prize is $1,000, second is $300 and third is $200. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college scholarship fund. Tickets can be

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

HELP WANTED Elevate Cleans

is looking for hardworking, detail-oriented Housekeepers with vacation condo experience. Saturdays ONLY. Please apply at: www.ElevateCleans.com or call 410-520-0110 or apply in person at 12815 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD 21842

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Earn Extra Cash!!! Delivery Drivers Needed

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Vantage Resort Realty is seeking full-time and part-time individuals to join our Property Care Team. We are looking for dynamic, personable Property Care Coordinators to manage our Property Care lines; seasoned Handymen; as well as conscientious, detail-oriented inspectors. Please Apply at: www.RecruitingVTG@planwithtan.com or call 800-223-0088 x2167

Touch of Italy is seeking experienced year round people for our locations in Delaware and Maryland:

Year Round Only, Full or Part Time Experienced Preferred

Breakfast Servers Pizza Maker Line Cooks

Apply at Jobs@TouchOfItaly.com or call us at 410-213-5230 Leave message and tell us what position you are applying for and someone will call you back asap (an equal opportunity employer)

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

Employment Opportunities:

Year Round, Full/Part Time: Sales Secretary, Maintenance Mechanic, Room Attendant, Night Audit, Hskpg. Supervisor, Front Desk Seasonal: Security Guard

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

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Hourly Pay + Tips

Call 443-397-0327 Hiring For Year Round is now hiring for the following positions:

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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HELP WANTED

Delivery Drivers Only!

(Must have own car) Come in for Interview on Wednesday @ 11:00 am 5601 Coastal Hwy. (Bayside)

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

Hiring Sous Chefs, and Line Cooks.

Minimum 1 year experience is necessary for Sous Chefs and Line Cooks.

Please send resume to emiller@ lighthousesound.com or stop in to fill out an application 12723 St. Martins Neck Road Bishopville M.D.

Field Representatives in Worcester Co., Md! Pay is $12.07 to $18.78 per hour. Please call 866-564-5420 for more information and to be scheduled for testing.

The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

HOTELS AT FAGER’S ISLAND The Lighthouse The Edge Ocean City, MD

Front Desk Receptionist Position available full/part time. Please apply to The Hotels at Fager’s Island The Lighthouse Club & The Edge 56th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 3 pm. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

New Home Sales A local predominant builder is looking for FT Sales Managers AND assistants to add to the Team! The Sales Manager position is salary PLUS commissions. Interested candidates should forward resume with salary requirements to Resumes@ EvergreeneHomes.com with “ES-Sales” in the subject line. EOE-M/F/D/V-Drug Free Dental Assistant Wanted Busy & Growing OC Dental Practice looking for Experienced Assistant. Full-time, M-F with benefits. Send inquires to contact@atlanticdental.com.

Pino’s Pizza

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HELP WANTED

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Part Time Position 15 hours a week. Customer service oriented individual to assist with maintaining resale shop inventory in our Thrift Shop warehouse located in Berlin. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance and stand for up to four hours. Previous retail or resale experience preferred. Benefits are not available. Successful candidates must be reliable and comply with our application process. Coastal Hospice is a drug free workplace. To apply visit our website at www.coastalhospice.org No phone calls please Equal Opportunity Employer

We are always happily reviewing applications for part-time drivers, cashiers and cooks. Come in person between 11am & 3am to fill out our pre-hire questionnaire at 81st Street. This way, if something opens, we will have your info! Call 410-422-4780.

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for South Moon Under

Female applicants must be 5'8" or taller and fit a size 2 dress and size 25 jean. Male applicants must be 6' or taller and fit a size 32"-34" pant.

All applicants must be of legal working age. Work permits required for anyone under the age of 18. Email your name, contact info, age, height and sizes with a head shot and full length shot to: models@southmoonunder.com. We will contact you if you fit the criteria.

Thank you for your interest.

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

FT, Year Round Positions

• Experienced Line Cook • Certified HVAC Tech

These positions offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply online at www.princessroyale.com or fax to 410-524-7787 or email to employment@princessroyale.com

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HELP WANTED

Contractor company in Ocean Pines, MD is looking for Telemarketers/Sales Associates. Start immediately. Pay: $8 per hour plus sales commission. Mon-Fri 9-4pm. Serious inquires only. Call Kate 410-208-4614. Handyman, PT/YR, Friday/ Saturday/Monday. Dependable. Own vehicle/tools needed. fred@paradiseoc.com or 410-250-1111.

Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 Now accepting applications for the following positions: Evening Laundry, part-time, year round, 4pm to 11pm Daytime Housekeeper and Houseman Front Desk Associate Looking for qualified candidates that have previous hotel experience. Stop by the front desk to complete an application. No phone calls. All candidates must go through a satisfactory background check.

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Retail Associates! Associates needed to work several days a week to support our busy Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop in Berlin. Assist with processing, clothes, working register, managing displays, managing stored inventory in our warehouse. Apply by visiting our website. EEO

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HELP WANTED

Coastal Drug Pharmacy in Berlin - Now Hiring FT/PT Certified Pharmacy Technicians & Delivery Driver. Call 443-254-6432. Experienced Pizza Maker Year round position in West Ocean City. Apply in person at Lombardi’s or call 410-2130996 for an appointment. Upscale Salon looking for F/T Esthetician, P/T Massage Therapist, P/T Nail Tech.

Call 410-208-2576 ask for Laurie.

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

FT, Year Round Banquet/Restaurant Manager

This position offers competitive pay and benefits. Apply online at www.princessroyale.com or fax to 410-524-7787 or email to employment@princessroyale.com

REAL ESTATE LICENSE ED SMITH REAL ESTATE SCHOOL

Pre-Licensing Real Estate Classes Pt. 1. Sept. 9, 10, 11, 2015 Pt. 2. Sept. 21, 22, 23, 2015 8:00am-5:30pm Limited Space Web site/Registration www.edsmithschool.com 410-213-2700

Long and Foster Institute of Real Estate

Offering required classes to become a Real Estate Agent. Convenient Ocean City location. Classes Starting Soon!

Call for Details and Registration 410-520-2707

HELP WANTED

“Experienced Cleaners” needed for part time work in Ocean City. Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license. Please call 410-202-2887. Papa John’s is Hiring Drivers for Bethany and Ocean City areas. Earn between $8 and $25 hourly. Apply today: 302541-8081.

Exp. Cleaners for OC & Berlin Areas. Good pay! Must be honest & reliable and have transportation & supplies. Call 443-513-4024.

MAINTENANCE

Immediate position available for year-round Restaurant Commercial Kitchen Maintenance. Great opportunity with paid vacation, 401K, bonus, work vehicle. Send resume to: REST. MAINTENANCE, PO Box 160, Ocean City, MD 21842 or romeara@harrisongp.com www.baysideoc.com www.oceancitytoday.net

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2 Office/Retail Spaces & 3 Warehouse Units available in West Ocean City. Call 443497-4200. Warehouse Space For Rent. Approx. 600 square feet. $500/month, utilities included. Call 410-726-5471 or 410-641-4300.

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FOR SALE

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 61 MOONRAKER RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Timothy E. Bell, dated August 24, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4771, folio 518 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 10, 2015 AT 2:53 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $29,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 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 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 docu-

mentary 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 #14-601697) Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/23/3t _________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 1114 OCEAN PKWY. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Lucrezia Iona Canaday and Kevin C. Betskoff, Jr., dated January 5, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4858, folio 537 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 31, 2015 AT 2:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Tax ID #03-100448 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $30,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR

THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of all real property taxes, including agricultural taxes, if applicable, and any and all public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges and ground rent, to be adjusted to date of sale and thereafter assumed by purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale forward. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorney’s fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale.  In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit.  The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser without reselling the property.  In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. Trustees’ file number 41604. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 12306 RUMRUNNER DR. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 4, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4940, Folio 713 among the Land

Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $171,500.00 and an original interest rate of 6.5% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 4, 2015 AT 3:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $16,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the pur-


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PUBLIC NOTICES chaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ Alba Law Group, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 42 OCEAN PARKWAY BERLIN, MD 21811 CASE NUMBER 23-C-14-001324 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Arthur E. Ford, II, recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4734, folio 620, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Mark S. Devan, Thomas P. Dore, Christine Drexel, Brian McNair, and Angela Nasuta as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction, at the Courthouse Door, 1 West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, 21863 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4734, folio 620, also being further described in a Deed recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4275, folio 353. The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and

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agreements of record. The purchaser assumes all risks of loss for the property as of the date of sale. Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property. The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE:   A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $25,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale.  Any amount tendered at sale in excess of the required deposit will be refunded and not applied to the purchase price. Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within ten (10) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County.  Time is of the essence.  The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 7.87500% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement.  Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property.  In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest.  If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited.  The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser.  The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages.  Defaulting purchaser also agrees to pay the Substituted Trustees’ attorney a fee of $250.00 in connection with the filing of a motion to resell. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of the deposit. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor.  Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Mark S. Devan, Thomas P. Dore, Christine Drexel, Brian McNair, and Angela Nasuta, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com OCD-7/23/3t _________________________________

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 117 MUMFORDS LANDING RD. A/R/T/A 117 MUMFORD LANDING RD. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated September 30, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4624, Folio 645 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $226,000.00 and an original interest rate of 5.75% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 4, 2015 AT 3:33 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $28,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by pur-

chaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 305 11TH ST., UNIT #405 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated July 14, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4745, Folio 203 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $479,925.00 and an original interest rate of 6.3% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 4, 2015 AT 3:36 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and


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PUBLIC NOTICES described as Unit No. 405 in Phase Two of “Bahia Vista Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $55,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit

without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 930 YACHT CLUB DR. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated October 25, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4806, Folio 711 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $324,900.00 and an original interest rate of 3.25% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 4, 2015 AT 3:39 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $22,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assess-

ments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 10915 ADKINS RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated March 30, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4899, Folio 333 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $337,300.00 and an original interest rate of 6.375% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the

Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 4, 2015 AT 3:42 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $31,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds


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PUBLIC NOTICES resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-7/16/3t _________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 6003 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101 Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 16 WATERTOWN RD. OCEAN PINES, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 29, 2011 and recorded in Liber 5676, Folio 363 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $209,549.00 and an original interest rate of 4.875% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on JULY 28, 2015 AT 3:30 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to condi-

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tions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $24,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for any recapture of homestead tax credit. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, to the extent such amounts survive foreclosure sale, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, subject to order of court, purchaser agrees that property will be resold and entire deposit retained by Sub Trustees as liquidated damages for all losses occasioned by the purchaser’s default and purchaser shall have no further liability. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. PLEASE CONSULT WWW.ALEXCOOPER.COM FOR STATUS OF UPCOMING SALES Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees

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NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 1st day of July, 2015, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 322 Sunset Drive, Unit 2, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by Mark S. Devan, Thomas P. Dore, Christine Drexel, Brian McNair, Angela Nasuta, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 3rd day of August, 2015, provided that a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 27th day of July, 2015. The Report states the amount of sale to be $59,000.00. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-7/9/3t _________________________________ WILLIAM, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON LLP REGAN J. R. SMITH ESQ. 10441 RACETRACK ROAD, SUITE 2 BERLIN, MD 21811

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 16128 Notice is given that the Circuit court of Fairfax County, VA appointed Jay K. Jarrell, 152 Brookdale Circle, McMurray, PA 15317 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of J. Kent Jarrell who died on December 31, 1991 domiciled in Virginia, America. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Reagan 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 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. Jay K. Jarrell 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 designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: July 09, 2015 OCD-7/9/3t _________________________________ TOWN OF BERLIN

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Notice is hereby given that consultant qualifications will be received by the Town of Berlin, Maryland for: RFQ # 2015 - 03 Municipal Planning Consulting Services by filing with the Town of Berlin, 10 William Street, Berlin, MD, 21811 until: Thursday, August 13, 2015 Time: 3:00 P.M. EST The Town of Berlin, Maryland is soliciting requests for qualifications for the purpose of obtaining professional municipal planning consulting services. A detailed Request for Qualifications (RFQ) information packet including general information, requested services, submittal requirements, and evaluation process can be found at berlinmd.gov/maryland-government/request-for-proposals/ or by calling 410-641-2770. EOE OCD-7/23/1t _________________________________ Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, LLP 3509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 JOSEPH E. MOORE, Assignee CHRISTOPHER T. WOODLEY, Assignee Plaintiffs v. ESTATE OF THELMA I. HUDSON Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO.: 23-C-14-001201 FC

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, this 15th day of July, 2015, by the Circuit Court for the COUNTY OF WORCESTER, Maryland, and by the authority thereof, that the sale


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PUBLIC NOTICES made by Joseph E. Moore and Christopher T. Woodley, Assignees of the real property designated as 108 East Martin Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863, and reported in the above entitled cause, will finally be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 17th day of August, 2015, provided a copy of this ORDER be inserted in a newspaper of general circulation published in Worcester County, Maryalnd, once in each of three successive weeks, before the 10th day of August, 2015. The Report states the amount of the Assignees’ Sale to be $59,000.00. 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-7/23/3t _________________________________ Alba Law Group, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Mark S. Devan, et al as Substituted Trustees VS. Carrie Shepard Christopher Shepard IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY CASE NO. 23-C-14-000990

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 14th day of July, 2015, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 312 Buttercup Court, fka 113 Buttercup Court, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by Mark S. Devan, Thomas P. Dore, Christine Drexel, Brian McNair and Melissa L. Cassell, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 17th day of August, 2015, provided that a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 10th day of August, 2015. The Report states the amount of sale to be $374,078.77. Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Susan R. Braniecki Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-7/23/3t _________________________________ CHARLES R. DASHIELL JR, ESQ HEARNE & BAILEY, P.A. 126 EAST MAIN STREET SALISBURY, MD 21801

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 16150 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF EMMA A. ESMARK Notice is given that Karl R. Esmark, 4862 Route 80, Tully, NY

13159, was on July 16, 2015 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Emma A. Esmark who died on June 20, 2015, 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 16th day of January, 2015. 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. Karl R. Esmark 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: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: July 23, 2015 OCD-7/23/3t _________________________________

denda prior to submitting their bids. The Town of Ocean City is not responsible for the content of any Bid Document received through any third party bid service. It is the sole responsibility of the vendor to ensure the completeness and accuracy of their Completed Bid Documents. Sealed Bid Documents are due no later than Monday, August 31, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. and will be opened and read aloud at the Mayor and City Council Work Session held on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Bids are to be submitted to the Town of Ocean City, Attn: City Manager, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue Room 230, Ocean City, MD 21842. Late Bid Document will not be accepted. Minority vendors are encouraged to compete for award of the solicitation. OCD-7/23/1t _________________________________ Town of Berlin

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION August 5, 2015– 5:30 PM Berlin Town Hall – Council Chambers 1. Call to Order 2. Agenda Adoption 3. Approval of Minutes: July 1, 2015 4. Welcome Center- 14 South Main Street – Exterior Lighting 5. Comments from the Public 6. Comments from Staff 7. Comments from the Commissioners 8. Comments from the Chairman 9. Adjournment Any persons having questions about the above-referenced meeting or any persons needing special accommodations should contact Dave Engelhart at 410-641-4143. Written materials in alternate formats for persons with disabilities are made available upon request. TTY users dial 7-1-1 in the State of Maryland or 1-800-735-2258 outside Maryland. OCD-7/23/1t _________________________________ WORCESTER COUNTY SHORELINE COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Town of Ocean City

BID SOLICITATION Cardiac Monitors and AED Equipment The Town of Ocean City is seeking bids from qualified and experienced vendors to provide Cardiac Monitors and AED Equipment to be in conformity with the specifications detailed in the Bid Documents. Bid Documents for the Cardiac Monitors and AED Equipment may be obtained from the Town of Ocean City’s Procurement Department by either e-mailing the Procurement Manager, Catrice Parsons, at cparsons@oceancitymd.gov or by calling 410-723-6647 during normal business hours, or via the Bid tab on the Town’s website. Vendors are responsible for checking this website for ad-

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 3-101 and 3-102 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Worcester County Shoreline Commission in the meeting room at the Ocean Pines Branch of the Worcester County Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, Maryland on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The Board members will convene at 1:30 p.m. to discuss administrative matters and may perform on-site viewing of all or some of the following cases. Thereafter, the members will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. at the library to hear the scheduled cases. MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MAJOR 1 R.D. Hand and Associates, Inc. on behalf of Glenn Milbourne & Ronald

Stroudt – Request No. 2015-47- Request to install a 5’ x 20’ shared perpendicular pier not to exceed 20 feet channelward. The project is located at 249 Teal Circle and 2 Windward Court, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 41, Section 4, Lot 327 and 328, Ocean Pines Subdivision, Third Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 2 Bayshore Marine Construction on behalf of James and Lucy Doherty – Request No. 2015-48- Request to remove existing parallel dock and install a 4’ x 21’ perpendicular dock, with a 4’ x 29’ parallel dock and two (2) boatlifts not to exceed 23’4’ feet channelward. This request also includes the installation of approximately 65 linear feet of vinyl bulkhead. The project is located at 3 Stacy Court, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 96, Section 14B, Lot 177, Ocean Pines Subdivision, Third Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 3 Bayshore Marine Construction on behalf of Thomas and Joan McLaughlin - Request No. 2015-49Request to remove existing parallel dock, kayak launch and boatlift and install a new 8’ x 17’ 6’ parallel dock, a 7’6’ kayak launch and one boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 13’6” feet channelward. This request also includes the installation of approximately 60 linear feet of vinyl bulkhead. The project is located at 12615 Sheffield Road, also known as Tax Map 21, Parcel 8, Section A, Block 10, Lot 9, Cape Isle of Wight, Tenth Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland MAJOR 4 Hidden Oak Farms, LLC for R. G. Murphy Marine Construction on behalf of Christian Andreasen – Request No. 2015-50 - Request to install one boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 40 feet channelward. The project is located at 82 Boston Drive, also known as Tax Map 16, Parcel 47, Section 11, Lot 69, Ocean Pines Subdivision, Third Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 5 Hidden Oak Farms, LLC for R. G. Murphy Marine Construction on behalf of Clarence and Louise Hammond – Request No. 2015-51 Request to demo existing pier and install a 6’ x 115’ perpendicular pier to a 10’ x 20’ “L’ shaped platform with two (2) boatlifts and two (2) PWC lifts not to exceed 125 feet channelward. This request also includes the repair of the boathouse and shoreline restoration activities which include stone sills, sand backfill and marsh plantings along with the dredging of the existing 20’ x 250’ channel. The project is located at 13020 Riggin Ridge Road, also known as Tax Map 27, Parcel 570, Lot 20A, Bay Shore Acres, Tenth Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 6 McGinty Marine Construction on behalf of Alexander Boone – Request No. 2015-52- Request to install one boatlift with associated pilings not to exceed 13 feet channelward. This request also includes the removal of


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the existing 5’ x 40’ parallel dock and replace with a 10’ x 20’ floating dock. The project is located at 12630 Quay Road, also known as Tax Map 21, Parcel 8, Section A, Block 12, Lot 4, Cape Isle of Wight, Tenth Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 7 J. Stacey Hart & Associates, Inc. for McGinty Marine Construction on behalf of Michael and Rita O’Neill – Request No. 2015-53 – Request to install one boatlift with associated pilings under existing boatlift not to exceed 8 feet channelward. This request also includes the repair of approximately 200 linear feet of existing rip rap. The project is located at 11648 Gum Point Road, also known as Tax Map 21, Parcel 130, Third Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 8 J. Stacey Hart & Associates, Inc. for McGinty Marine Construction on behalf of Curtis Smith – Request No. 2015-54 – Request to remove existing 4’ x 22’ parallel pier with a 4’ x 25 parallel pier, install one boatlift and relocate existing PWC lift not to exceed 13’5” feet channelward. This request also includes the installation of approximately 58 linear feet of replacement vinyl bulkhead. The project is located at 10405 Brighton Road, also known as Tax Map 21, Parcel 8, Section A, Block 9, Lot 30, Cape Isle of Wight, Tenth Tax District in Worcester County, Maryland. MAJOR 9 J. Stacey Hart & Associates, Inc

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Commentary

Recor was headed out regardless of accident

The departure of City Manager David Recor on Monday had been coming for months, and the only question that evening when the mayor and City Council met to discuss his fate was whether he would resign, which he did, or be dismissed. On the surface, the reason for his resignation involved the minor accident he was in two weeks ago, when he clipped a road sign on Route 50 and then, reportedly, did not willingly adhere to city policies governing such instances. But given the explosion of rumors, speculation and condemnations that thundered out of the offices of local government immediately after the incident, it's apparent that a great many people had wanted him out for some time and that this one otherwise routine circumstance presented them with the opportunity to do that. Recor, apparently, did not handle the post-accident situation well, or at least to the satisfaction of the City Council, and that was a symptom of a management style that frustrated many of his subordinates. In many ways, Recor, who was said by even some of his doubters to be an excellent strategic planner and thinker, operated in a vacuum of his own making. Critics said his door was closed and calls from staff frequently went unanswered, creating a leaderless environment where decision-making on the department level was difficult. In addition, some council members never wanted him to have the job in the first place and then never warmed up to his style, or lack of it, after he settled into the position. In the end, however, it was his near-isolationist approach to management that cost him the support of the staff, and his seeming obliviousness to the real world ramifications of a number of earlier small incidents that sealed his fate. If he had had a stronger personality, a more dynamic leadership approach and had become more fully engaged with the people with whom he worked, he might have weathered this latest squall and remained on the job. But he did not, and now is not.

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THE PUBLIC EYE Humor and nothingness By Stewart Dobson

Here’s the funny thing: it is socially acceptable to treat people poorly as long as you don’t make a joke of it, because joking is no laughing matter these days. Forget the term “politically correct,” because politics has nothing to do with it, considering that it is perfectly allowable in politics to call opponents mouth-breathing liars, while you cannot make fun of mouth-breathers, because it might be some respiratory condition or even a matter of personal choice about which certain people might be sensitive. “I knew many years ago that I would be more comfortable as a mouth-breather and I resent the implication that I am somehow the less for it. I demand a public apology or I will ruin you via social media.” Jeez. Apparently, even superstar comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld have declared that they will no longer play college campuses because of the grief they’re likely to get if they say the tiniest thing that might upset some sensitive, everybody’s-a-winner person. That means, of course, they could make no sex, gender or cultural jokes at all, a prohibition that would have ruined the jokesters of old.

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July 24, 2015

Ocean City Today

Tax reasoning incorrect

Editor, During recent discussions surrounding the passage of the Town of Ocean City’s fiscal year 2016 budget, town officials pointed out that reliance on property taxes has decreased. They stated that in FY09, 58 percent of town revenue was generated from property taxes; but in FY15, only 54 percent of revenue came from property taxes. Among other reasons stated, the mayor and city council majority appeared to justify the recent tax rate increase on this fact. I do not accept their justification. My town

“Take my (spouse), please!” And especially no jokes about sex changes such as wondering whether there is any relationship between them and, say, Snap-On Tools. Nope, you could get into real trouble there. So, what we’re left with is the impossible task of making fun of inanimate objects or completely normal people. “A completely normal person walks into a completely normal bar and says to the completely normal bartender in completely normal, well-enunciated language,” Hey, do I look abnormal to you?” The bartender says, “No – hahaha – gasp – hahahaha – wheeze. chortle, guffaw – as a matter of fact – hee-hee-hee-hoo-ha-hooboy– (deep breath) you don’t.” Hysterics ensue. What we obviously must do is find a way to make nothing funny, so we could, in line with Seinfeld’s old show about nothing, laugh at nothing all the time. A friend not long ago told me that I haven’t been making her laugh like I used to do. All I can say is that must be because she doesn’t find nothing funny, while I am struggling to find funny in nothing.

property taxes have increased over 50 percent from FY09 to FY16. This occurred even though I benefit from the homestead credit, which limits assessment increases. When are town elected officials going to manage our hard earned tax dollars the way most responsible residents handle their household budgets? Now, our elected leaders are going to spend untold thousands of dollars on two separate court battles in an attempt to deny the citizens the right to vote on holding the line on spending. Vincent dePaul Gisriel, Jr. Ocean City


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DOWNPOUR A little rain never hurt anyone, as they say, but it can be inconvenient and downright soggy, for that matter, when it all comes down at once and you suffer an equipment failure. That was the case Monday in north Ocean City, when a half-hour deluge flooded Coastal Highway and caught pedestrians in the middle. Add to that a brief period of strong winds and an umbrella that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to the task as you wait for a break in the traffic, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wet day indeed. STEWART DOBSON/OCEAN CITY TODAY


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