Page 1

Ocean City Today STEPHEN DECATUR SEAHAWKS WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW … PAGE 29A

Survivor recounts escape

WWW.OCEANCITYTODAY.NET

DECEMBER 6, 2013

FREE

Tide goes out on High Tide music festival Organizer tells council big event won’t work

Recalls victim saying she lit Sterner’s cigarette

ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer

NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Theodore Handy was on the second floor of the rectory of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Nov. 26 when the Rev. David Dingwall told him to leave. “The pastor told me to leave the building and go down the side steps,” Handy, a retired engineer, said last Thursday. Moments earlier, Handy had “heard a little boom downstairs” and the fire alarm had sounded. It was about 9:25 a.m. “When I saw smoke, I starting panicking,” said Handy, who was using a courtesy phone. Dingwall, who was in his third-floor office above the Shepherd’s Crook, yelled, “What’s all that smoke,” and went to the second floor, according to Handy. There, he and the church secretary started arguing about paperwork, Handy said. “They started scrambling to get paperwork together. “The smoke was coming so fast and they were panicking,” Handy said. “The more they talked, the more smoke was filling the room. They had no idea the bottom underneath us was a fiery inferno. “I said, “You all better come on, we’ve got to get out of here,” he said. Another man, who had been on the other side of the second floor, entered the room and said they should all get out using the back steps. Dingwall, Handy said, also told him to go down

OCEAN CITY TODAY/ZACK HOOPES

Parishioners and community members leave flowers in the fence in front of the burned-out rectory of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea.

‘She kept saying, ‘I just gave him a light and he exploded,’ over and over. She just kept saying it over and over.’ the side steps. The man who had entered the room, Handy and the secretary, who was carrying a computer, ran down the steps. “The pastor was still getting paperwork,” Handy said. “It was dark down there,” he said. “I ran to the glass fire door and squeezed

through it. When I got outside, I saw the fire inferno that was underneath us.” Handy also saw a woman whose name, he said, was Dana (Truitt), a volunteer who helps hand out food to the needy at the Shepherd’s Crook. Truitt is listed in critical but stable

2999

Residential & Commercial 24/7 Emergency Service

STARTING AT

Police declare fatal fire in rectory suicide/homicide ... Page A5

$

See WITNESS on Page 4A

(Dec. 6, 2013) As was previously suspected, the High Tide Music Festival is officially a washout. After nearly three years of skepticism, Founder’s Entertainment formally bowed out at this week’s city council meeting from its proposal to bring a flagship music festival to the resort. “We have spent thousands and thousands of hours and considerable resources trying to pull off a first-class festival and bring it to Ocean City’s beautiful beach,” Founder’s partner Tom Russell told city officials Monday. “It’s been a pleasure, and I’m truly sorry that we were unable to pull this off.” Last week, after Russell postponed a further discussion of the event, council voiced concern that the city would again be left hanging - for the third year in a row after reserving a key June weekend for an event that failed to pan out at the last minute. Originally scheduled for the summer of 2012, the festival was first pushed back to 2013 due to See FIREFLY on Page 9A

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: BUSINESS ................ 22A CLASSIFIED.............. 26A ENTERTAINMENT........ 5B LEGALS .................... 15B

COMPLETE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

410A 13-15 SEER PACKAGE: • Air Handler or Furnace, Coil & Condenser or Heat Pump • Programmable Thermostat • 2 Year Labor & 10 Years Parts Warranty • 1 Year Elite Maintenance Plan

Financing Available • All Major • Credit Cards Accepted

LIFESTYLE ................ 1B OPINION ................ 36A OUT&ABOUT............ 14B SPORTS ..................29A

We Service All HVAC Brands

443-783-1591 855-484-8221 www.GVHVAC.com

MD HVAC #4450 – MD MHIC #130427 – DE HVAC/R # HM0000865 – LICENSED & INSURED


Ocean City Today

2A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

tions va er es R ’s ar Ye ew N & as tm is hr Now Accepting CCe ft Certificate for FREE! rtificate and receive a $20 Gi

LOCATED IN THE HOLIDAY INN 67TH ST DINNER SERVED FRI - SAT 5PM - TIL

410-524-5252

Buy a $100 Gift

OCMDHOTELS.COM / REFLECTIONS

Diane, From Surf & Turf, to Steak me fer so to Seafood Risotto, we ofis h es • • d el ic io u s

mbe Cooking in Ocean City Featuring the Only Tableside Fla $9 1/2lb burger

ocmd d

tor 23 years Wine Specta nce Award of Excelle

$7 fresh, local oysters

$6

french onion soup

$16 top sirloin steak

R AW B A R

CRAFT BREWS S EAminT FRESH n! soo lat stone pizzas co g f

KID FRIENDLY!

:)

HERSHE Y’S ICE CREAM & ROOT BEER ON TAP

WWW.BRICKHOUSEPUBOC.COM 4 1 0  5 2 4  5 2 5 2

DLY! FOOTBALL FRIEN & FLAT 12 BREWS ON TAP SCREENS ON EVERY WALL

P

U

B

67TH ST OCEANFRONT IN THE HOLIDAY INN, OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & DINNER EVERYDAY, LUNCH SAT & SUN

vations

Year’s Reser ew N & s a tm is r h C g Acceptin

Now Featuring: Mango BBQ Ri, Jerk Painted Salmon,

Hemingway ’s at the

CORAL REEF

rtificate and receive a Buy a $100 Gift Ce for FREE!

e $20 Gift Certificat

Rasta Pasta, Scao" Saint Croix, Ribeye Steak & me... Local favorites as well as innovative interpretations of Floridian and island cuisine, inspired by traditional and modern tastes.

Fine Dining Nightly at 5pm. Join us Daily in our 4-story atrium for Breakfast, Lunch or a casual Dinner

17TH STREET & BOARDWALK IN THE HOLIDAY INN SUITES • 410.289.2612 • OCMDHOTELS.COM/HEMINGWAYS

WWW.

OCMDHOTELS .COM

Yo u c a n’ t b e a t t h e s u n r i s e o n t h e At l a n t i c t h i s t i m e o f ye a r. Log on to view some great, sunrise catching, empty beach walking, serenity now, getaway specials.


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 3A

Historian calls fire most important event in St. Paul’s history PHIL JACOBS  Editor (Dec. 6, 2013) Robert Stevens said the fire at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, which claimed the life of its rector, the Rev. David Dingwall was for certain the most momentous event in the church’s history, which stretches back to the 19th century. Stevens should know better than most: he is St. Paul’s by-the-Sea’s historian and has been for at least the past 10 years. As historian, he has kept copious records of church activities, newsletters and perhaps, most importantly, sermons. Stevens and his wife, Sandy, learned of the fire and the death of their pastor in the worst possible way. The 83-year-old Berlin-area resident had just received an aortic valve transplant at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. In his hospital bed with Sandy by his side, the couple learned of the fire from a TV news report. “I was doing well from the surgery,” said Mr. Stevens. “When we heard the news, I couldn’t keep my eyes dry.” Mr. Stevens has always been an active member of the Episcopal Church, stretching back to his childhood in Catonsville, just outside of Baltimore,

OCEAN CITY TODAY/PHIL JACOBS

Church historian Robert Stevens and his wife, Sandy, expressed both sadness and hope for St. Paul’s.

where his family worshipped at the Emmanuel Church on Cathedral Street. When he and wife retired to the Eastern Shore, one of their highest priorities was to find a spiritual home. That, for them, became St. Paul’s bythe-Sea. Mr. Stevens can trace his family’s roots back 11 generations to when

William Stevens arrived in Maryland in 1651. His grave and that of his wife, Magdalen, graves are in the Cambridge area. The couple was particularly fond of Father Dingwall and his belief in helping the poor, said Mrs. Stevens. Both Bob and Sandy have taught in the church Sunday school and have served on the church board or vestry. On a cool, late fall day in December, the couple talked about the church and the tragedy in their comfortable home. Mr. Stevens admits to being more of a traditionalist. He loves praying and reading from the Book of Common Prayer. His wife said that they both would emerge from services feeling such a spirit of “renewal.” Ever the historian, Mr. Stevens said that in 1931, the date the cornerstone of the church was placed, he was being baptized. Mrs. Stevens helps with Lay Eucharistic visits. She ministers on behalf of the church to five women, all in their 90s. “They remember mostly how everybody worked together at the church, no matter the function,” said Mrs. Stevens, who grew up in the Lutheran church but came over to her husband’s church. “They tell me that they would take their aprons, cooked meals and pro-

vided food to the poor. One of the ladies told me she has cried every day since she heard the news of the fire.” The women also take communion with Mrs. Stevens. “The interaction is so important,” she said, “but the truth is I think they teach me so much more than I teach them.” There was one more impact of the fire. Stevens, with tears in his eyes, said he would step down as church historian. He didn’t want to write about the fire. It simply burned him out. He calls the historic volumes “The Record,” each one efficiently compiled on an annual basis. Stevens had the year 2011 Record at his home. “I just thought that David’s sermons ought to be saved,” he said. “I have all of his sermons.” No mortal soul is perfect, however, and while Mrs. Stevens said she felt Rev. Dingwall “broadened” the reach of the church, Mr. Stevens suggested that this greater embrace had its troubling aspects. “Our church is a historic church,” he said with emotion in his voice. “It’s wooden. It draws people who bring their problems to the church.” Part of Father Dingwall’s ministry was the Shepherd’s Crook, the volunSee STEVENS on Page 4A

32ND ST. OCEANSIDE IN THE HILTON |OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER logon or call for menu, please call for reservations, children’s menu also available

OCEANCITYHILTON.COM/DINING410-289-2525

THE PERFECT PRESENT! Buy a $100 Gift Certificate & receive a $20 Gift Certificate FOR FREE!

CHRISTMAS &NEW YEARS now accepting reservations

thePALM DUET pan seared duck breast and sweet chili basted shrimp with a blackberry ginger sauce

PACKAGE INCLUDES: • 3 days & 2 nights accommodations • OPEN BAR & New Year’s buffet of Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp, Sushi Rolls, Oysters, Prime Rib & much, much more!

• Be amazed BY JEFF & TESSA EVASON ‘The finest act of their kind in the world.’ -NBC WWW.EVASON.COM • Dance to the music of Jumping Juke Box and have fun in our ballroom

PLEASE CALL: 800-837-3588 FOR MORE INFO

new year’s eve hotel package •••••••

starting at • • • • • • •

$209 Per Person double occupancy, includes all gratuities •••••••••••••••••••••••

Check In dates Mon., Dec. 30 or Tue., Dec. 31 •••••••••••••••••••••••

67TH ST. OCEANSIDE • OCMD

HOLIDAYINNOCEANFRONT.COM


Ocean City Today

4A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Witness who escaped from rectory: I’ve been in shock ever since condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore. “When I saw Dana, I thought, “Oh my God, Dana.’ She was standing there half-dead,“ he said. “She was walking around delirious, hysterical. I’ve been in shock ever since. “Skin was hanging from her arms,” he said. “Her face was burnt up. Her face was black.” What was left of her hair, which had apparently been a long and thick wig, “was all singed to her head. It was flat,” he said. Despite published reports that John Raymond Sterner had lighted himself on fire and then grabbed the woman, Handy said Truitt gave a different account of what happened. “He didn’t grab her,” Handy said.

Continued from Page 1A

“She kept saying, ‘I just gave him a light and he exploded,’ over and over. She just kept saying it over and over.” The woman, he said, had stepped outside the Shepherd’s Crook doorway to have a cigarette. Sterner, who had been standing outside, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, asked for a light. She lit Sterner’s cigarette and his clothing ignited, Handy said. Although she was badly burned, Truitt was concerned about Sterner, Handy said. “She was worried about the poor person on fire,” Handy said. “She kept saying, ‘he’s still in the building.” Another woman was screaming for someone to call an ambulance and other people said they had already called. “I told Dana an ambulance was

coming,” said Handy, who started taking pictures on his cell phone before “an ambulance came and swooped up Dana.” Black smoke started filling the sky and Handy had to leave the area. He walked all the way from Third Street to his apartment near 26th Street because he was feeling delirious about what had happened. He was unaware that Dingwall had not made it out of the building. That night, he was drinking ice water when he heard a commotion outside and saw lights. Police were looking for him. “They’d been looking for me all day,” Handy said. “They thought I was in the fire.” Police drove Handy to the mobile command center at Third Street where

they interviewed him about what had happened at the Shepherd’s Crook. The next day, he learned that Rev. Dingwall had died. “He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet,” Handy said. “He was dedicated to his job.” Handy already knew that Sterner had died in the fire. He had seen him earlier. Sterner, he said, was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that was left over from Saturday’s handouts at the Shepherd’s Crook, which provides food to the needy three days a week. “I said, ‘hi,’ Handy said. “He was looking rough. He was real skinny and everything was hanging off him. “He was eating real fast,” Handy said. “Then I marched up the steps.”

Stevens feared that wooden church was susceptible to fire teer-run food and clothing ground floor pantry, which was engulfed by flames last Tuesday. “I didn’t want us to do this in a wooden church,” Mr. Stevens said. He said he always feared that the wooden church would somehow be vulnerable to a fire. And he worried that this vulnerability was increased when individuals from the outside would come in. “I worry about the safety of the church,” he said. “The church is very sacred. But a wooden church offering a lot of opportunities to eat can create problems.” He worried that one day someone would toss a cigarette butt aside and not snuff it out. “It was within the realm of possibilities,” he said. Though inspired by his sermons and his ability to bring Biblical gospel to today’s world, said Mrs. Stevens, “David was probably a better preacher than pastor.” “His message was understanding, and that people are in trouble,” said Mr. Stevens. “And historically, St. Paul’s was always trying to work with people in trouble. He played an important role there.” Yet, the church historian said some people left the church, because they didn’t necessarily feel comfortable with the number of people who came from the street. “I think David thought it was important to bring some people back.” Mrs. Stevens said that at a recent vestry meeting, and despite the tragedy it faced, the attitude was far more positive than negative. “We want the community to know that St. Paul’s is still here. We have positive feelings about the future.” Continued from Page 3A

50% off &" #

$ &" %!

room! EE morning Includes FR

"

! % ' #"& '# #) "'%, %#! ' ' ! & '# ' " % &) (%" % ) ! & " '(%" ' #"'# (% #"'# ( &' ' #" #) "'%, & #" ' % && ( &' ' #" # % "

%

#

%

", ' ' ' #"'# ' ' " % ' ' #%

# *

'

& +

*

)

!

"

"

!

* &' #% $$%#+ ! ' , ' ' # %-& #%" %

(+

%

"

+ !'

+ &

%#)

!

"


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 5A

Deaths in St. Paul’s rectory fire officially ruled suicide, homicide Sterner sought own death, but ‘we may never know’ if he intended to harm others ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Preliminary findings from city agencies investigating last week’s deadly fire at St. Paul’s were released Tuesday, with officials confirming that the deaths of John Sterner and the Rev. David Dingwall have been ruled a suicide and homicide, respectively. However, “we may never know [Sterner’s] true intent,” said Capt. Michael Colbert of the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. “We have no indication of malice toward the church,” Colbert said. “We’re fairly certain he intended to take his own life. As far as the aftermath of that, we don’t know if that was intentional or not. We will likely never know.” Firefighters responded at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, to find the rectory of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea ablaze. The fire had started in the groundlevel food and clothing pantry, known as the Shepherd’s Crook. Although

joined to the church itself, the rectory was constructed as a separate building and is located just north of the church on Third Street and Baltimore Avenue. Multiple witnesses alleged that Sterner had started the blaze after entering the Shepherd’s Crook with his body on fire. Official findings from the city this week confirmed that Sterner “entered the structure with a significant amount of fire on and about his person,” causing the rapid spread of flames in the historic building. Although the fire was quickly contained by the Ocean City Fire Department, Sterner was deceased when found by firefighters on the ground floor. “Our initial attack crews conducted a search of that floor and came into contact with the first victim, John Sterner,” said city Fire Marshal David Hartley, noting that Sterner’s injuries were “clearly incompatible with life.” Hartley also confirmed that the man seen purchasing gasoline briefly before the incident on a surveillance video, widely circulated last week, was Sterner. “We confirmed that he did purchase gasoline at the [downtown Ocean City Shell] station, and transported that to the church,” Hartley said. “At that time, we believe he doused himself with gasoline and ig-

STOP BY Our Showroom ur & Meet O Team!

YEAR END SALE

JSI Craftsman

Mohawk SmartStrand

We Do Elegance For Less. Specializing in FLOORS, KITCHENS & BATHS Tile • Hardwood • Laminate • Bamboo • Vinyl • Tile that looks like Hardwood! Best SmartStrand® Prices in Town! • Custom-Made Area Rugs • Decks • Plantation Shutters Upholstery Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning, Restoration & Restretching • Water Restoration

410.524.RUGS (7847)

302.537.5500 TOLL FREE: 866.302.RUGS (7847)

View Our Gallery of Photos: RenovationsByTheOcean.com • CarpetsByTheOcean.com Rt. 54, Walgreen’s Shopping Center, Tax-Free Fenwick Island, DE 19944 (Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-4)

See STERNER on Page 6A

local fare with a global flair

True Food ... from our Earth to Your Palate Book Your Holiday Parties Luncheons NOW! Pick Up Your Holiday Gift Certificates NOW!

Mon day

$19.0 0

Early Bird 5-6pm complementary glass of wine

A ll E ntre e s

Tuesday

Wednesday

PENNY MARTINI

LADIES NIGHT

Buy One Get One For A Penny

Kraus Symphony

[Sterner] go up [in flames],” Hartley said. The first and second floors sustained significant fire damage, according to the OCFD. Dingwall’s office was on the third floor, and witnesses believe he was attempting to escape after gathering paperwork from his office when he was overcome. Three others were able to flee safely. Hartley said firefighters found Dingwall on the second floor, in the midst of “intense heat and smoke.” He was taken to Atlantic General Hospital, where he died later that evening. The state medical examiner in Baltimore has ruled Dingwall’s death “homicide by smoke inhalation,” Colbert said. Sterner’s death has been ruled “suicide by thermal burns and

…Jules…

Prix Fixe Dinner 3 Courses / $30

ByTheOcean.net

Congoleum Connection

nited himself outside the Shepherd’s Crook.” However, an eyewitness interviewed this week by Ocean City Today recalled that Sterner had been outside the Shepherd’s Crook eating a sandwich, and had been ignited after asking for a light of his cigarette rom a church volunteer, identified as Dana Truitt. After igniting, Sterner grabbed Truitt, causing her severe burns, according to several other witness accounts. Truitt is being treated at Johns Hopkins’ Bayview Medical Center. Authorities have not yet conducted an interview with Truitt, Colbert said Tuesday, and the investigation will remain open until that can occur. “We do not have any other witnesses at this point who actually saw

1/2 Price Entrees

Thursday

Sunday

1/2 Price Wine

3 Courses / $30

Open 7 Days a Week • Dinner 5:00 - 10:00pm 120th St. & Coastal Hwy, Ocean City • (410)524-3396

www.julesoc.com


Ocean City Today

6A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Congregation taking it ‘Sunday by Sunday’ following blaze ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) When the parishioners of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea gathered this past Sunday for morning services, they experienced what was likely the harshest departure from the norm that any congregation had yet encountered in the institution’s century-plus history. Most profoundly, they were without their pastor, the Reverend David Dingwall, who had passed away the previous Tuesday. Dingwall died as a result of a fire in the church’s rectory, alongside John Sterner, the man who allegedly started the blaze by committing suicide by selfimmolation. Authorities have nothing definite on Sterner’s motivation, only that he clearly intended to cause his

own demise when he doused himself in gasoline and approached the church’s food pantry. “The answer to that question will haunt us. It will haunt us for a long time,� said Bishop James Shand of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton, who travelled to Ocean City Sunday to perform the service in Dingwall’s stead. Even further, the congregation was not actually in their church, but in the public meeting chamber of Ocean City’s Town Hall – a space about as conducive to faith in a higher power as caffeine is to a good night’s rest. Although the fire was limited to the rectory, services are unable to be held in the church’s main hall until clean-up is complete. But what was most painfully different, at least from the parishioners’ point of view, was the absence of Dingwall’s voice.

0217+ +85 8 30  3  30 3 %$52 21 1/< /<

DIN DI DINNER INN NNE NER ER SPECIAL PE PEC ECI CIA IAL AL





021'$<7+856'$<

LIVE L LIV LI IV VE MAR MAR ARIA RIAC AC CH C CHI HI BAN BA AN

EVER E EVE EV VERY ER RY T RY TUE UES ESDA ES DAY A ))$$$-,7$6)257:2

0RQGD\WKUX7KXUVGD\SPSP

 

  

R]'RPHVWLF'UDIWV

-RLQXV X 11(: ( <($5¡6 $  (9(

$ R] R] 0 0DUJDULWD DUJDULW

 

0LOOHU&RRUV <XHQJOLQJ'UDIWV

3HQQLQJWRQ&RPPRQVÂ&#x2021;0DQNOLQ&UHHN5G2FHDQ3LQHV0' Â&#x2021;ZZZSOD]DWDSDWLDFRP

had a unique perspective on a lot of things.â&#x20AC;? In a position that could often be dry and dogmatic, Dingwall was, by all accounts, colorful and sincere. He wore and earring and, in the summertime, Crocs, a shoe rarely associated with religious hierarchy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all joked that it was the earring, that that was always the reason for everything,â&#x20AC;? said St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organist and music director of 38 years, Shirley Hailey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a real sense of humor. We had a lot of fun together over the years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conform or subscribe to any stereotypes,â&#x20AC;? said Dingwallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother-in-law Dave Regis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In his ministry, you are who you are. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was concerned about the pastoral aspect of it first and foremost,â&#x20AC;? Regis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He knew people werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t perfect.â&#x20AC;? With children of his own, several parishioners said Dingwallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approachable style appealed particularly to kids. His childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sermon, which he did every week, was enjoyed by all ages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wanted to build their interest in the church and have them build a family in the church,â&#x20AC;? said parishioner Lauren Taylor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have young children ourselves, and he made us all feel very welcome in the church,â&#x20AC;? Connor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It brought my wife and I a lot of joy to see that.â&#x20AC;? See PARISHIONERS on Page 7A

78(6'$<-$18$5<

HAPP HA AP PPY PY HOUR SPEC PE ECI CIA IAL ALLS &RURQD([WUD&RURQD/LJKW 7HFDWH

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I left church a lot of Sundays sort of regurgitating what he had said,â&#x20AC;? said parishioner Brian Connor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it was with understanding, not just by rote. He

LUN LU UNCH UNC NCH SPECIAL PE PEC ECI CIA IAL AL L 021'$<)5,'$<

$7$&26

OCEAN CITY TODAY/ZACK HOOPES

A banner on the second floor of St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gutted rectory thanks passersby on Baltimore Avenue for their support following the fire last Tuesday.

Auth then th en nttic tic M Mexi exiican C Cuisin uisin ne

0RQ)ULDPSPÂ&#x2021;6DWSPÂ&#x2021;6XQSP

Sterner bought gas and doused himself before fire, cops say smoke inhalation.â&#x20AC;? The fact that Sterner used an accelerant indicates that he desired his own demise, Colbert said, but the OCPD has thus far not uncovered a motive â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the sense that he was going after any group or individual.â&#x20AC;? The case will be forwarded to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney for potential legal action, Colbert said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but at this time I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the recommendation will be.â&#x20AC;? Continued from Page 5A


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

NEWS 7A

Parishioners missing Dingwall’s sincere style on Advent Sunday “He listened very well, you could tell that right away,” Regis said. “His sincerity stood out. He wasn’t just dogmatic, he was a real person.” Despite his presentation being different from what many would expect from a priest, Taylor said, “it worked. That’s one reason the children felt comfortable there, because they didn’t’ feel it was outside their frame of reference.” “It was never a dogmatic thing, it was very user-friendly and something you could relate to,” she said. A native of Canada, Dingwall came to the Eastern Shore in 2003 following his wife, Brenda, after she was hired at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. He had served at several Canadian churches previously, and this month would’ve marked the 25th anniversary of his ordination. “He just knew,” Regis said of Dingwall’s decision to join the priesthood. “We talked about it a few times, but it wasn’t just a job for him, it was a true calling.” Curiously enough, Shand pointed out, the Sunday following the fire was Advent Sunday, the first day of the new liturgical year in the calendar of western Christendom, which represents “mov-

Continued from Page 6A

ing from darkness into light, which is what we have always done as God’s people.” “The crazy days will soon be over, and the unexpected loss will be our reason, as a parish family, to look into the future,” Shand told the congregation. The church’s vestry will soon be deciding if and when the restoration of the facility, and a return to normalcy, will occur. “There will be decisions to be made, decisions your vestry will make that not everyone will appreciate or understand,” Shand counseled the congregation. “But the vestry needs to move forward as the leadership of this congregation.” Until then, St. Paul’s will likely be using City Hall for its needs. “They’ve asked to use our chambers on another couple of occasions,” Mayor Rick Meehan said this week. “It’s something we would do for anyone in our community in this kind of situation.” “We’re taking it Sunday by Sunday,” said St. Paul’s Senior Warden, Jerilyn Andrews. After nearly four decades at the keys and behind the choir stand, Hailey said, “I’m confident our church will come through this.”

-Sat Open Mon 9am - 5pm

PALM BEACHTM SHUTTERS with Bypass Track System

Free In-Home/Condo Estimates • Palm Beach™ Custom Shutters • Silhouette® Window Shading • Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds • Country Woods ® Wood Blinds

• EverWood®/WoodMates® • Bedspreads & Top Treatments • Custom Draperies • Duette® Honeycomb Shades

82nd St. • Oceanside • The Yellow Cottage 410-524-8909 • 800-645-4647

Stop by our cozy cottage to see our In-store Displays and meet the Designing Women of Ocean City!


Ocean City Today

8A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

SENIOR DANCERS

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Dancers perform Wednesday during the Senior Luncheon held in the convention center on 40th Street.

ATLANTIC DENTAL COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY Thee Gina Renee Piazza • 12308 Ocean Gateway, Suite 6 Ocean City, Maryland, 21842

Accepting New Patients

"&% ! $ "#

Lawrence Michnick, DDS

Brite Smile® Whitening

!

#

B Fri to Sun: 12:10, 4:50, 7:10; Mon: 4:50, 7:10; Tue: 12:10, 4:50, # 7:10; Wed & Thu: 4:50, 7:10 B Fri to Sun: 2:30, 9:30; Mon: 9:30 PM; Tue: 2:30, 9:30; # Wed & Thu: 9:30 PM C Fri to Sun: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:40; Mon: 5:00, 7:15, 9:40; Tue: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:40; Wed & Thu: 5:00, 7:15, 9:40 C

Fri to Sun: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Mon: 4:30, 7:30; Tue: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Wed & Thu: 4:30, 7:30 E Fri to Sun: 1:15, 4:15, 7:00, 9:35; " Mon: 4:15, 7:00, 9:35; Tue: 1:15, 4:15, 7:00, 9:35; Wed & Thu: 4:15, 7:00, 9:35

Only $399

($680 Value) Offer Extended 12/31/13

Christopher Takacs, DMD C Thu: Midnight C

Thu: Midnight " "4 Thu: 8:00, 10:30

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Holiday Sparkle!

Corey Smith, DDS

Restoring a loved one’s smile is Priceless.

Make your appointment for BriteSmile® today!

Family Dentistry & Emergency Services Available

Invisalign® • Implant Restorations • Full Mouth Restoration • Cosmetic •Whitening BriteSmile® • Smile Enhancements • LVI Attended

www.atlanticdental.com

Third Party Financing Available •

E Fri to Sun: 1:20, 4:20, 7:00, 9:35; Mon: 4:20, 7:00, 9:35; Tue: 1:20, 4:20, 7:00, 9:35; Wed & Thu: 4:20, 7:00, 9:35 B Fri to Sun: 12:00, 1:00, 2:25, 4:50, 6:25, 7:15; Mon: 4:50, 6:25, # 7:15; Tue: 12:00, 1:00, 2:25, 4:50, 6:25, 7:15; Wed & Thu: 4:50, 6:25, 7:15 B Fri to Mon: 9:35 PM; Tue: 9:35 PM; Wed & Thu: 9:35 PM # E Fri to Sun: 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Mon: 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Tue: 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Wed & Thu: 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 C Fri to Sun: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50; Mon: 5:10, " 7:30, 9:50; Tue: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50; Wed & Thu: 5:10, 7:30, 9:50 C

Geoffrey Robbins, DDS Retired Founder Atlantic Dental

Some traditional dental insurance taken including Assurant, Guardian, Delta Dental Premier, United Concordia, Principal Financial Group & Cigna (out of network). 410-213-7575

C

Fri to Sun: 1:10, 3:20, 4:15, 7:20, 8:45, 10:25; Mon: 4:15, 7:20, 8:45, 10:25; Tue: 1:10, 3:20, 4:15, 7:20, 8:45, 10:25; Wed & Thu: 4:15, 7:20, 8:45, 10:25 C Fri to Sun: 1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; ! Mon: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Tue: 1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Wed & Thu: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 C Fri to Sun: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Mon: 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Tue: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40; Wed & Thu: 4:50, 7:15, 9:40

$0',* 2%+0/ $0 ,3 1+ 1.& '% %0 -%.$ (2% (+ $)/0$&& -* $)/0$&& -*

'


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 9A

Firefly, NASCAR put brakes on Founder’s promise of festival scheduling issues. But in November of 2012, this time last year, Russell further requested that the city again allow him to bump the festival and reserve May 30 to June 1 of 2014 for the inaugural event. Russell had said that his model for the festival’s genre – a “contemporary eclectic” mix of rock and pop – had been superseded by the Firefly Music Festival in Dover. In response, Russell had said that Founder’s would re-grouping the 2014 event as a country show. Given the tighter scheduling of big-name country acts, Russell had said that he was unable to get a program together with less than a year’s lead-time. “We received quite a curveball with Firefly in Delaware,” Russell said this

Continued from Page 1A

Help for needy to continue despite loss of rectory space

week. “We tried at great length to overcome these challenges.” Even with that advance notice, however, it was confirmed this week that Founders’ was unable to pull in the performers they wanted. “The last thing we would want to do would be to bring a second-class festival to Ocean City…that would reflect poorly on the town and potentially cripple our business,” Russell said. In a separate letter to the town, Russell noted that the change to a country festival was itself compromised by the NASCAR race taking place in Dover on June 1 and 2, 2014, which “draws the same crowd as our proposed country event.” “Competition is tough out there, and we understand that,” said Council

sell had proposed to give the city $1 for every three-day ticket, 66 cents per two-day ticket, and 33 cents per oneday ticket. The town would also get 7.5 percent of what Founder’s collected in fees from concession vendors operating in the festival grounds - although this number was to be calculated after the deduction of undetermined expenses from Founder’s for setup as well as sales tax Founder’s currently runs the highly successful Governor’s Ball festival in New York City, which will be in its fourth year when it takes place again in June, 2014. Firefly is reportedly expanding its festival this coming year to four days and five nights, from June 19 to 22, to better accommodate the more than 65,000 people who attended in 2013.

410-208-9200 • 800-337-7368 • 11065 Cathell Road • Ocean Pines Licensed in MD, DE • 8202 Coastal Highway • Ocean City www.hilemanrealestate.com • e-mail: hilemanre@aol.com

NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Although the Shepherd’s Crook was destroyed by fire last Thursday, its work of feeding the hungry is expected to continue. Bruce Young, who volunteered at the Third Street food pantry in the rectory of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, planned to distribute food to the needy from his vehicle yesterday. Today, Friday, he was expecting to meet with members of the church’s vestry to formulate plans to continue the food ministry. “We’ll decide Friday just what we’re going to do,” Young said Wednesday. “I hope we have a temporary place very shortly.” The Shepherd’s Crook typically gave out 35 to 40 bag of food each day it was open. Another Ocean City church had planned to distribute food to the needy until the Shepherd’s Crook could resume its ministry, but it is believed that Rev. David Dingwall of St. Paul’s by-theSea Episcopal Church would have wanted his church to continue its ministry. Fire destroyed the Shepherd’s Crook after John Raymond Sterner entered the building as he was engulfed with flames after apparently dousing himself with gasoline and asking a woman volunteering at the food pantry for a light for his cigarette. Ocean City police said during Tuesday’s press conference that his motive might never be known. Sterner had been a client of the Shepherd’s Crook. Dana Truitt, the woman who gave him a light for his cigarette, remains in Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore.

President Lloyd Martin. “I’m just glad you came forward.” The rest of the elected body also appeared to be unsurprised that the event had fallen through, given its track record, and were appreciative that they had finally gotten a straight answer from Founder’s. “I’d just like to congratulate you for coming back here and being man enough to tell us what the situation is,” said Councilman Brent Ashley. Per Russell’s last proposal, the event was to be a three-day festival with two main stages, located on the south end of the beach just north of the pier. Attendance was estimated at 20,000 to 25,000 per day, with ticket prices projected at $170 per person. The city had also questioned the profit-sharing scheme involved. Rus-

SALES

Debora E. HILEMAN

OWNER/BROKER GRI & CRS 443-235-5982 Cell Debbie@Hileman RealEstate.com

Licensed in MD, DE, VA

Marisa DOLBEY

REALTOR®, GRI 410-251-8238 Cell Marisadolbey1 @gmail.com

Bethany DREW

NEWLY REMODELED RANCHER

REALTOR®, GRI

Licensed in MD, DE

Associate Broker GRI, CRS 410-251-6217

Licensed in MD, DE soniasez@aol.com

3BR/2BA, 1-level home w/handicap access. Cathedral ceilings in MB,LR,Kit,Hall. HW, new carpet in BR's, skylights, gas fp, Silestone counters. Garage floor & cabinets are by PremierGarage. 2 yr old high efficiency heat pump w/ heated forced air. New spacious deck. Crawl space wrapped & has a dehumidifier. Private backyard w/ 10x12 shed.

IMMACULATE WATERFRONT

RESORT WATERFRONT LIVING!

4BR/3.5BA custom contemporary w/ 2-car garage. Remodeled: Kitchen w/ storage, granite, stove/grill, Stainless Fridge & DW Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings. Master suite w/ custom closet, dual sinks, granite top, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower. Private balcony w/ hot tub.

2BR/2BA, beautiful ocean views. Private balcony - enjoy ocean breezes or watch the sunrise. Endless community amenities such as pools, tennis courts, beach to name a few.

$475,500

$499,000

Sonia ZAFFIRIS

PRICED TO SELL!

$239,900

Bethany: 410-430-2602 Bethany@PO2team.com Terri: 410-430-6875 Terri@PO2team.com www.PO2team.com

On a great lot with privacy! All new Bamboo, Laminate & Tiled floors. New Kitchen Cabinets, Appliances & backsplash. New bath vanities, mirrors & more! Three BRs, 2 Baths, Heat Pump, Andersen Windows.

Only $169,900

REALTOR®, GRI

Terri BRADFORD

BRAND NEW SUBDIVISION, 3 LOTS in the quaint town of Bishopville. Each lot is 5+ Acres. No restrictions - Mobile Homes allowed. Owner Financing Available with 20% Down. Priced from $129,900 to $149,900.

WATERFRONT LIVING WITH DISTINCTION

4 Bedroom/den, 2.5 bath contemporary on canal w/open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, skylights ,new 8,000lbs boat lift, wood burning fp, waterfront deck, loft, 2nd fl private waterfront balcony, kitchen w/newer appliances, stone countertops, double ovens, gas cooktop & breakfast bar.

$725,000

JUST REDUCED!

$155,499

DON’T MISS THIS GREAT BUY!

3 BR/2 BA on cul de sac in Ocean Pines Completely Renovated Kitchen!! New cabinets, appliances, countertops. New bath tile, large front & back decks, great room off kitchen, newer vinyl windows. Large lot!!

OCEAN CITY BAYSIDE CANAL

2-level townhome, deeded boat slip. 1 bedroom, LOFT, 1 & 1/2 bath. 2 decks.

CLOSE TO BERLIN 3 BR, 1 BATH Rancher on almost half acre fenced yard. A bargain for do-it-yourself buyers.

Fix & enjoy for $149,900 Neighbors Serving Neighbors, One Home at a Time.

$67,500


Ocean City Today

10A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

LAUREN BUNTING REALTOR®

Cell: 410.422.9899 Lwbunting@comcast.net

NEW LISTING 10648 PINEY ISLAND DR

5BR/3.5BA Direct Waterfront 2 Master Suites 1.27 Acres 3,000+ sq feet

$649,000 REDUCED PRICE 218 BARBARY COAST DR DECATUR FARMS, BERLIN

3BR/3BA Master Suite w/ lg walk in closet, Jacuzzi soaking tub Lg sunroom & elevated deck

$259,900

SEARCH LOCAL LISTINGS ONLINE

www.LaurenBunting.com VIEW AREA FORECLOSURES AND 3 ( / 2 4 3 ! , % 3 s - / 2 4 ' ! ' % # ! , # 5 , !4 / 2 3 & 2 % % ( / - % 6! , 5 !4 ) / .

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

Workers hired by Pure Energy LLC install the first residential wind turbine in Ocean City on the Boardwalk at 14th Street last Friday. The new system should produce around 61,000 kilowatts of electricity each year — enough to power the condo for the summer, Pure Energy’s Scott Lebowitz said.

24 Broad St., Berlin, MD 21811 Office: 410.641.3313

Fax 410-213-2151

Phone 800-647-8727

MITCHELL&HASTINGS F I N A N C I A L

Teal Marsh Shopping Center 9927 Stephen Decatur Hwy Suite 18 Ocean City MD 21842

S E R V I C E S

Our Mission: Your Success

Phyllis R. Mitchell Certified Financial Planner Registered Representative Investment Advisor Representative Phyllis R. Mitchell Financial Services, Inc.

Registered Investment Advisor

Andrea L. Hastings Investment Advisor Representative Registered Representative

IRAs Pension Plans Retirement Plans Stocks Bonds Mutual Funds

Securities and advisory services offered through National Planning Corporation (NPC), Member FINRA/sipc, a Registered Investment Advisor. M and H, Phyllis R. Mitchell Financial Services, Inc., and NPC are separate and unrelated companies.

Wind turbines quietly spinning on roof of Ocean City house CLARA VAUGHN  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) The first residential wind turbines in Ocean City are up and spinning atop a Boardwalk condo. Workers hoisted the three-turbine system by crane onto Mario and Pam Villa Santa’s 1405 Atlantic Avenue home Tuesday, marking one of the final steps before the wind-powered blades officially join the grid. “This, nobody has seen before,” said

Scott Lebowitz, who’s been overseeing the project for Pure Energy LLC, the Baltimore company charged with the project. “Everyone and their mother’s going to be looking up there,” he said. Passersby might be surprised by what they see — or more likely, what they don’t — on the condo on the Boardwalk, though. The turbines are horizontally oriented, designed to capture wind from the ridgeline of a roof and making them more discrete than the traditional, upright versions. See TURBINES on Page 12A

Gift Card

Let Bunting Go To Bat For You! Real Estate Is Back!

Any $100 card

Gets you an extra $10 card

Easy 1st floor living. One of a kind, cozy 1 bedroom/1 bath condo. Fenced in dog run in back. Nice size closets. One block from downtown Berlin. Security protected entrance to building. Building totally refurbished in October 2004. Originally was a two bedroom and easily can be converted back

$154,900

211 WILLIAM STREET UNIT 3

Call Duty Agent Jeanne Hand 443-235-0652

hair nails facials waxing tanning make-up massages

Rt 50 West Business Park (next to Kendall’s)

410.213.1122

www.blissoc.com

Open 7 Days


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 11A

THANK YOU

Sandy Van Fleet

To our wonderful agents for making us a TOP REAL ESTATE FIRM in the Ocean City Maryland Area.

Tim Ulrich

PenFedRealty.com

Ranked Highest Overall Satisfaction* For First-Time and Repeat Home Buyers and First-Time Home Sellers among National Full Service Real Estate Firms.













   



  



 

  



 







  

    

  



   

    



  

  













 

 

 

 













   

    



 

 



 





  



 





Ray Ulatowski



 











  

  

  

 



 

  





 



 





  



 


Ocean City Today

12A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Turbines installed on Bdwk. house

Large Pizzaa & a Pitch Pitcher er Larrge Pizz P $ 50 (domestic beer or soda)

only

17

our Mak ke Grotto Pizza part of yyour o Win i ter F Festival estival of Lights trraadition!

Ocean City | 125th & Coastal Highway 1 block away from Northside Park Open Thursday – Monday Offer valid at our Ocean City City,, MD location only only.. Cer Certain tain restrictions may apply apply..

410.250.1234 | GrottoPizza.com |

Each is housed in mesh to keep the skies safe for birds and, as they spin, the machines should be quieter than someone talking, Lebowitz said. Together, the three turbines can generate up to nine kilowatts of energy in an hour and should average a ballpark figure of 61,000 kilowatts a year once they’re on the grid, he said. “It’ll generate enough power for the summer,” when the condo houses the Villa Santas and up to 10 of their friends, he said. “It might generate more.” Though he wouldn’t give up the price tag attached to Ocean City’s first set of residential wind turbines, Lebowitz said the project was “by no means inexpensive.” After tax credits, they should pay for themselves in between three and a half to five and a half years, though, he said. Ideas for the rooftop project began passing around the Villa Santa household about four years ago while they were renovating the 1930s home, said Andy Hyatt, project manager, business associate and friend of the family. Like most first-time projects, the Atlantic Avenue turbines did not go up without a hitch. Originally slated for installation a year ago, problems with the manufacturer slowed progress, Lebowitz said. After a false start two weeks ago, when the turbines went up and had to come back Continued from Page 10A

OCEAN CITY TODAY/CLARA VAUGHN

The wind turbines are so quiet that Boardwalkers will be surprised by what they don’t hear.

down for Maryland Occupational Safety and Health troubleshooting, they are finally up. On Wednesday and Thursday, workers were scheduled to continue securing the turbines to their perch on the roof with three-foot bolts. The system is awaiting electrical inspection and then a meter swap-out by Delmarva Power before it starts contributing to the household’s energy — probably around the end of the year, Lebowitz said. “Now that it’s finally here, it’ll be good,” Hyatt said. “The ultimate goal is to be able to generate all the electricity from this house.” With the blades spinning all winter over the vacant Boardwalk condo, that goal is not out of reach.


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 13A

Commissioners seek good turnout for flood insurance issues New rate maps could tempt some property owners not to renew their insurance NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer

(Dec. 6, 2013) The Worcester County Commissioners are hoping for a good turnout of property owners for a public information meeting on revised flood insurance rate maps. The new flood insurance rate maps could tempt some county property owners not to renew their insurance, a possibility that concerns some officials. The proposed new maps have significant changes from the current maps. Some properties that had been designated as being in a flood plain would no longer be classified that way. Owners of such properties could decide not to renew their flood insurance because they might think it is no

longer needed. That money-saving decision, however, could be costly in the long run because their property could flood. Ed Tudor, director of the Department of Development Review and Permitting, said banks could continue to require property owners to purchase flood insurance even if those properties had been removed from the flood plain. He expects a number of banks to require the insurance coverage on property for which they have issued a mortgage. Properties in the Ocean Pines and West Ocean City areas have remained basically the same, but properties behind Assateague Island, including South Point and Snug Harbor, an area prone to flooding, have had changes on the flood insurance rate maps.

nt e Attorney Oglesby m e r i et R and Sherriff Mason Sale file for re-election (Dec. 6, 2013) The state’s attorney and the sheriff for Worcester County have announced that they are seeking re-election in 2014. Sherriff Reggie Mason and State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby have worked closely with one another for the last three years to forge a relationship, which has unquestionably made the county a safer place to live. “Sherriff Mason is undoubtedly one of the finest law enforcement officers I have ever had the privilege of knowing and working with,” Oglesby said. “He leads by example and is decisive, fair and possesses an unwavering moral compass.“ Added Mason, “The lines of communication between our two offices are stronger now than they ever have been. Deputies and prosecutors are immediately discussing their cases and actively participating in the process from charge to conviction.” Oglesby said when officers and prosecutors work together from the inception of a case to a final verdict, it ensures solid investigations and well prepared prosecutions.” Mason said he is extremely impressed with Oglesby’s professionalism. “He has the highest standards and expectations for the people he surrounds himself with and believes in the equitable distribution of justice that holds everyone accountable for their actions,” Mason said. “I’m honored to call him my friend, and the people of this County are safest when he’s in the courtroom.”

“More properties are coming out of the flood plain than going in it,” said The commissioners were concerned about how to notify county property owners of the informational meeting, which they voted to move from the third floor training room of the Worcester Government Center in Snow Hill to Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin. “We should be more transparent,” Commissioner Louise Gulyas said. Late this week, the meeting location was changed to the Stephen Decatur Middle School cafeteria, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. That date might need to be changed if an event is already scheduled at the high school. They considered sending notices to property owners by mail, but decided

instead to use newspapers and social media to get the word out. They voted unanimously to do that. “I’m concerned some people won’t get the message,” Commissioners President Bud Church said. Church, who represents District 3, which includes Snug Harbor and other areas in West Ocean City in addition to Taylorville and parts of Berlin, said he would contact people in Snug Harbor and other low-lying areas, plus homeowners associations. He encouraged the other commissioners to contact people and homeowners associations in their districts. Those associations, he said, should have representatives at the meeting. Representatives of FEMA and MEMA will be at the public informational meeting.

After over 50 years in business

STORE CLOSING INVENTORY LIQUIDATION

50%OFF

écor D l a c i Naut Art d e m a Fr bies a b w o Sn els g n A s ation d n u o F ndles a C a i Virgin

STOREWIDE (some exclusions apply)

Jim Sh Possib ore le Drea ms Willow T ORNA ree M & MUC ENTS H MOR E!

We invite all the amazing people we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years to visit us and help liquidate our entire inventory! Just in time to shop for Christmas gifts! We look forward to seeing you. Hurry! Things are going fast!

Located at the NEW Tanger Outlets • Rt. 50 (Ocean Gateway) West Ocean City, MD www.christmaspointe.com


Ocean City Today

14A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Commissioners vote to send letter concerning bingo board Want representatives to introduce bill during next session to abolish it NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Worcester County’s Bingo Board seems to be doomed. The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to Sen. Jim Mathias and Delegates Mike McDermott and Norman Conway to introduce a bill during the next session of the General Assembly to abolish the board. Such a bill is necessary, because the board was created by a criminal law article in the Maryland Annotated

Code. The governor appoints members of the three-member board to “review, promulgate and adopt regulations governing bingo games in the county.” There hasn’t been much reviewing, promulgating or adopting going on, however, because the board is down to one member. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who took office in 2007, has not appointed anyone to the board since 2009. Terms of bingo board members are six years. County attorney Sonny Bloxom said each Maryland county has its own bingo laws, but some counties do not have bingo boards. It is unnecessary to have the boards. Ed Tudor, director of the Department of Development Review and Permitting, wrote in a memo to

Bloxom that he believes the board has outlived its usefulness. Bingo, he wrote, has been replaced by a number of other functions that are used as fundraisers. The games are not held as often as they once were. For fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, the county issued six annual permits and 25 temporary permits. Since July 1, 2013, the county has issued six annual permits and nine temporary permits. Annual permits are $100 and temporary permits are $25. Current annual permit holders are American Legion Post 166, O.C. Knights of Columbus, O.C. Elks Lodge 2645, St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company and Pocomoke Elks 1624.

THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER Discount Wash Cards on SALE NOW 10432 Old Ocean City Blvd. Berlin, MD

410-641-0775

Purchase Any Wash Card Get a FREE Wash for Yourself

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013

The American Legion Post 166 at 24th Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City holds bingo every Thursday all year. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. and the public is invited. The public is also invited to play bingo at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at the O.C. Knights of Columbus Hall behind St. Luke’s Catholic Church at 9901 Coastal Highway in Ocean City and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the O.C. Elks Lodge at 13708 Sinepuxent Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Knight of Columbus Hall and at the Elks Lodge. To conduct bingo, an organization or municipal corporation must secure a license. Bingo may not be conducted for commercial purposes or private profit. The staff of the Department of Development Review and Permitting can handle the administration and inspections for any local bingo regulations. Even when the board had more than one member, meetings were held only once or twice each year to review license applications that the staff had already reviewed. Meetings generally lasted about 15 minutes. For their work, board members were paid $1,000 per year, Bloxom said. Their travel expenses were also paid.

GREAT PRICES on HOLIDAY GIFTS Clothing & Accessories End of Season Prices

% 50-75 All Fall Clothing

*

off

% 30-50 All Holiday Clothing *

off

75%

* All Summer Clothing *original price off

Rep of Styles

Coastal Hwy. & Dagsboro St. Fenwick Island • Open Daily!

302.537.1414

NOTICE! We are moving. Selling off all 2013 clothing.

Coastal Hwy. & Farmington St. | 302.539.8606

Open Thursday-Monday


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 15A

Missing name added to Wor. County’s WWII memorial

Live Entertainment

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Unveiling the memorial, from left, Bud Church, Pete Wimbrow, Nancy Shriver and James Purnell.

Raw Bar

Bloody Mary Bar

Mexican Monday

ALL DAY ALL NIGHT SPECIALS – MONDAY: MEXICAN & COORS SPECIAL

D E L A W A R E L O T T E R Y G A M E S

Fall Happy Hour

Happy Hour Drink Specials Sunday-Friday 11am-7pm • Saturday 4pm-7pm $1.99 Select Domestic Pints Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Coors Light $1.99 Select Domestic Bottles Miller Lite, MGD 64, Miller High Life, Coors Light, Coors Original $1.99 Rail Drinks - 12oz

Happy Hour Food Specials DAILY 4pm-7pm

.75¢ Oysters & Clams (each) $6.99 1/2 lb Steamed Shrimp WINGS Bone $7.50 (10) Boneless $5.99 (Basket)

Thursday 8pm: Randy Lee Ashcraft Friday 9pm: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys Saturday 9pm: Lauren Glick Band

NFL Drink Specials

Book Your Christmas Party Of Any Size In Your Own Private Dining Room Please call now 302-436-4716 or email us smittymcgees.com

$1.99 Select Domestic Pints $1.99 Select Domestic Bottles $1.99 Rail Drinks

NFL Food Specials WINGS

Bone $7.50 (10) • Boneless $5.99 (Basket) Tacos • Nachos • Quesadillas Mexican Pizza Fajitas & Much More

H A P P Y H O U R S P E C I A L S

TUESDAY: WINGS & MILLER SPECIALS

(Dec. 6, 2013) The first Worcester County resident to die in World War II was remembered Tuesday when a memorial including his name was unveiled in Snow Hill. The name of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Clyde Jackson Rawson had been mistakenly omitted from the WWII monument during its initial installation on the county courthouse grounds. Tuesday’s unveiling also served as an early commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Dec. 7, 1941. That was the date that Rawson lost his life aboard the USS Arizona. Attorney Peter Ayers Wimbrow III read an account of Rawson’s early days in Whaleyville and his time in the service. Rawson never married, but his niece, Nancy Shriver of Bishopville, attended Tuesday’s unveiling. Although his name had been omitted from the county’s original memorial, Rawson’s name was included on the stone table at the Veterans Memorial across from the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin. He is also

remembered with a plaque in the Methodist Church in Whaleyville. Wimbrow said Tuesday that he had learned of the county’s inadvertent mistake from attorney Joe Moore. He then took the issue to Gerry Mason, the former county chief administrative officer who retired last summer. In a June 21 letter to Harold Higgins, the current chief administrative officer, and Kelly Shanahan, the assistant chief administrative officer, Mason wrote that his request to have Rawson’s name added to the monument was his last official act. He asked that Higgins and Shanahan “see to it that this important task is accomplished on my behalf.”

MONDAY-FRIDAY: $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS

NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer

WEDNESDAY: BURGER & MILLER SPECIALS • THURSDAY: RAW BAR & COORS SPECIALS

5S 2C HR DE BE IN GS

OVER A MILLION SOLD!

Dinner Specials

Starting at 5pm Monday: 1/2 Price Entrees

Ladies Night Every Friday, 7PM-til

$2 16 oz. Coors Light & Miller Lite Drafts Tuesday: $5 Burger & Chicken Breast Sandwiches $3 Shooters Wednesday: Pasta Night-Entrees starting at $9.99 Thursday: All You Can Eat Ribs & Steamed Shrimp $4 Glass Wine Friday: Fried Oyster Friday - All Day/Night $5.50 Original Orange Crush Sunday: 1/2 Price Entrees All Day/Night Bar and Pub Area Only — Some Restrictions $2.00 surcharge for entrees with steak, crab & crab legs

Now offering old fashioned HOT SHAVES Pamper your Hair, Body & Soul Follow us on Facebook Ope n 7 days a week robinwalterdayspa.com Ocean Pines Mar yland

410:208:2576

WATER FRONT WI-FI

$2.00 surcharge for entrees with steak, crab & crab legs Specials are not to be combined with any other offer, discount or coupons. Some restrictions apply. No substitutions, dine in only. Excludes Holidays & Holiday Weekends

HAPPY HOUR with Awesome Food & Drink Specials!

MONDAY – FRIDAY 4-7PM

www.weocharborside.com

Late Night Food & Drink

FOOD & DRINK Specials SPECIALS DURING Sunday -Thursday ALL LIVE Starting at 9pm NFL GAMES (in bar and pub areas only)

FREE $20 GIFT CARD W/ PURCHASE OF $100 GIFT CARD


Ocean City Today

16A NEWS

REAL EST STATE TAT ATE

tXXX3FTPSU2VFTU0$DPNt-JPO%S 4VJUF 4FMCZWJMMF%& 1.98 wooded lot, conveniently located within minutes of Berlin, Assateague, and Ocean City beaches. Soil evaluation completed no restrictions on lot. No conservation easement in regards to ffoorestry on the land. Can clear up to 20,000 sq ft to build home. (460146) $54,900

Broad Marsh

Panoramic oceanfront views from this top floor of 4 in mid-town location! Oversized 756 SF condo with huge coveered balcony has amazing ocean views from living room, kitchen & dining areas in w weell-run Beachloft bldg. Tiled kkiitchen/dining rm, oceanfront pool, secure lobby, elevator, storage closet & assigned covered prkg space 4E. Furnished, ready to enjoy, w weell-cared ffoor by long time owners. Summer rental $8,500-$9,500. (486608) $225,000

PEN DIN G

Georgetown by the Sea Unit 104, OC DIRECT BAYFRRONT with panoramic water views!! Completely Remodeled in 2005. Beautifully maintained and furnished. Bayfront balcony extends the full w wid idth of the condo with access from living room and master bedroom. Building has new roof 2012. Boat slips are available. (482925) $230,000

Broad Marrsh offffer ers a rare, opportunity to own a beautifully townhome in a quiet, waterfront enclave, nestled on the bayy at 70th Street in Oceann City, Marryland. Our floorplans allow several options to make your space live like you want â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether you are a first timee home buyer, weekender or looking to invest in the next phase of your life. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this opportunity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your new, coastal home awaaits! 1SJDFEGSPNUIFIJHIT

Seaside Village

C Come omee TTo Tour our O Our ur M Model odel

3 Level To Townhomes starting att $279,990 located in Wes West Ocean City. On the water, oveerlookiing the beautifful OC Skylin l e. Whether yyoou decide to do some local shopping or stroll along the boardwalk of our local marina, a yo you will be pleased to come home to Seaside. (483412) Starting at $280â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ss

FEA FEATURING ATURING COMMUNITIES COMMUNITIES ON ON ROUTE ROUTE 54, DE DE JUST DRIVE TO TO OC, OC, MD/LOW MD/LOW D DE TAXES JUS T A SHORT SHORT DRIVE ET TA AXES

BAYSIDE Just lovely! Beautiffully maintained home on corner, tree-lined site w/pond vvie iew off ffer ers 1st Lev. Owner Suite, stain i less ap appliances, Corian tops, security sys., ultra laundry, screened porch, loft built-ins, 2nd fu full upper suite + 2 more upper BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/1BA. Now is the time ffoor your Bayyside home! (607746) $419,900 Cindy Spieczny Ext. 8896

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pretty impressiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; West OC wastewater plant almost done

Beachloft 6803 Atlantic Ave, OC

Old Ocean Cityy Rd, Berlin, MD

BAYVIEW LANDING

BAYVILLE SHORES Panoramic vie i ws of the open bay. Impeccable & finely ffur urnished, this uniitt is aapppointed with the best of everything. Included, a raarre opportuniity to THOUSE #3. Gleamin m g Hardwood, Tile, own BOAT Stain i less & Coriann, 2 Sunrooms, 2 Master Suiites, walk in closets, Large deck fo for entertaining. This is not to be missed! (598131)

Dayyna Feher Ext. 8 8787

Linda Quasney Ext. 8892

Meticulously kept inside & out! 4BR/2.5BA, 2car garage, Ashfford model,2.5 miles to sand! Includes morning room, 2 sun porches, (4th BR is used as a bonus room & has closet), landscaped, irrigaation system, security fenced in back yard, shed, being system, fen furnished. (608665) sold partially fur Karla Morgan Ext. 8895

Skip Valliant Ext. 8891

Discover ResortQuest Rentals! 800-732-2656

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Oceanfront in the Victorian Room Restaurant W E D N E S D AY, D E C E M B E R 2 5 TH, 2 0 1 3 Seatings at 1pm / 3pm / 5pm / 7pm â?&#x2013; Reservations Recommended All Dinners include Choice of Appetizer, EntrĂŠe, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Assorted Rolls and Choice of Dessert

APPETIZERS Fresh Mozzarella,Tomato & Basil Salad Smoked Salmon Pate, Capers & Red Onion Lobster & Crab Bisque

ENTRĂ&#x2030;ES Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner

$24.95

Served with housemade dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry relish and traditional sides

Baked Hickory Smoked Ham

$24.95

Served with a traditional raisin sauce

Blackened Atlantic Salmon

$25.95

Served with a Cajun shrimp and scallop etoufee sauce

Roast Prime Ribs of Beef

$26.95

Slow-roasted and served with a creamy horseradish sauce

Petit Filet & Crab Cake

$27.95

Eastern Shore surf and turf - petite 4 oz. filet and a lump crab cake

Wild Mushroom Risotto

$23.95

Wild mushrooms and vegetable stock, finished with shaved Parmesan cheese

DESSERTS Cherry Cheesecake â?&#x2013; Apple Pie

â?&#x2013; Pumpkin Pie â?&#x2013; Tiramisu

- No other menu offered on this day -

DUNES MANOR HOTEL 410.289.1100, X5232 / 28TH STREET & OCEANFRONT / OCEAN CITY, MD dunesmanor.com

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Work on the Mystic Harbour wastewater treatment plant in West Ocean City is nearly completed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is light at the end of the tunnel and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting bigger,â&#x20AC;? John Ross, deputy director of the Department of Public Works told the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday. The $12.8 million treatment plant, funded through the Department of Agriculture, in nearly complete. Testing the plant with clear water is expected to take place soon. Testing with wastewater is expected to take place after Jan. 1, Ross said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty impressive plant,â&#x20AC;? he said. During Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, the commissioners approved a proposal from JMT Engineering for an extension of the construction phase engineering services at the plant. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remaining work includes progress meetings, assistance during the start-up period, development of the facility operation and maintenance manuals for the plant, preparation of project record drawings and final certifications for acceptance. The total amount of the extension is $128,622.45, which will cover the balance

of the project. During their Nov. 19 meeting, the commissioners approved the bond resolution, loan resolution and loan closing documents for the second loan related to this project. That loan was for $2.8 million. They also approved a change order for the treatment plant. That change order was for the extension of an 8-inch waterline to the new plant at a cost of $61,646.56. Those new lines were installed to provide more reliable water service to the treatment plant and also for improved fire protection in the area.

COUNTY BRIEFS NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following items and took the following actions during their Tuesday, Dec. 3, meeting.

Housing rehab The commissioners awarded the work to rehabilitate a house in the Berlin area to Allstate Renovation of Church Creek for its low bid of $46,025. They also awarded the work to rehabilitate a Continued on Page 17A


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 17A

Teacher raises top edu. budget issue

COUNTY BRIEFS Continued from Page 16A house in the Pocomoke area to the same company for its low bid of $23,650.

CLARA VAUGHN  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Representatives from the county’s 14 public schools named competitive salaries for teachers and funding for new technology their top priorities for the 2014-2015 school year budget at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Worcester County Board of Education. The tone was positive at the annual public budget input meeting, where board members said the effects of the economic slump that began around 2008 are fading. “We all know it’s been a rather lean couple of years. I do think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train coming for us,” Board President Bob Rothermel said. Across the board, the schools’ first concern was drawing top-notch teachers through competitive salaries and benefits packages. “Providing a salary increase will help Worcester County Public Schools retain and recruit the very best people … to educate our most important asset, which is all of our children,” said Sanji Ramnarain representing Showell Elementary School. The schools also agreed on their second priority, to boost funding for technology in the classroom. “Providing this technology will help prepare students for college and careers,” said Jeanice Dolan speaking for Ocean City Elementary School. “It is everywhere in our society,” Ramnarain said. Parent Christina Hulslander asked the board to carefully consider how it proceeds with its technology upgrades, proposing technology-leasing programs as one option. “It is a way that we can stay current and always have the most current item without having to constantly reinvest and recommit,” she said. Other concerns included keeping classroom sizes small — ideally, less than 20 students, — replacing worn equipment such as tables, chairs and projectors and maintaining funding for instructional materials. School-specific requests included a new gym floor for Berlin Intermediate School, new tables for Pocomoke Middle School’s cafeteria, new gymnasium bleachers for Stephen Decatur High School and two vehicle lifts for Worcester Technical High School’s auto stop. “We’re going to do the best we can,” board member Sara Thompson said. “We won’t be able to fund everything, but, hopefully, the two most important items — the salaries and the technology — we will be able to get.” The Board of Education will develop its 2014-2015 school year budget between now and Jan. 21. The board will then review and adopt the budget before presenting it to the Worcester County Commissioners on March 4. The board is slated to adopt its school year 2014-2015 budget at its June 17 meeting, after the commissioners adopt their budget.

Hurricane conference The commissioners approved the request of Fred Webster, director of Emergency Services, to apply to the Local Government Insurance Trust for a grant to send emergency planner Tom Kane to the National Hurricane Conference in 2014. The amount of the requested grant is $1,9343, which will cover all costs, including hotel, meals, airfare and other transportation. Travel to the conference is contingent on the Local Government Insurance Trust’s approval of the entire package. No county funds will be used for the trip and training.

Methane collection

COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Betsy Bernier of Ocean City, a client of the Worcester County Developmental Center, hangs an ornament on the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Worcester County Government Center on Tuesday. Additional clients of the center also trimmed the tree.

The commissioners also approved bid documents for the construction of 300 feet of an engineered methane gas collection trench at the Snow Hill landfill. The initial phase once constructed will be monitored and gas samples taken on a monthly basis. If the initial phase proves to be effective in reducing the level of methane gases at the property boundary, further construction would be needed to complete the 1,200-foot trench. John Ross, deputy director of the Department of Public Works, said the trench is fairly deep and therefore, the county could not put anyone in the trench safely.

Custom Painted Scenes of OC Landmarks by Eric Millen on Thermal Drinkware

Lifet e Gu t !

Great Gift for the Beach Lovers on Your List! $57.99 Set of 4 $29.99 Pair or $15.99 Each

donaldsduckshoppe.com

410.524.9177 in the 115th Street Gold Coast Mall


Ocean City Today

18A NEWS

COME SEA US AFTER THE PARADE OPEN SATURDAY AT NOON

AYCE STEAMED CRABS AND CORN ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

(CALL FOR CURRENT PRICES AND AVAILABILITY)

ALSO SERVING BUSHELS, 1/2-BUSHELS, DOZENS ... OR TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FEASTS

PLUS FULL MENU AVAILABLE • EAT IN OR CARRY-OUT STEAKS, CHICKEN, FRESH FISH, RIBS & MORE! Family Friendly

Kids’ Menu Availble

DECEMBER 6, 2013

POLICE BRIEFS

Controlled dangerous substance A 23-year-old Selbyville, Del., man was charged Nov. 26 with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police found buprenorphine in his vehicle. Ocean City police arrested Matthew Kyle Anderson, 23, after making a drug deal with a man who had been a passenger is his vehicle. Police had arranged to meet his passenger outside a convenience store. The actual deal, $270 for heroin, was made inside the store. While searching Anderson’s vehicle after buying the heroin, police found two strips of suboxone, of which buprenorphine is an active ingredient, in a DVD on the back seat. They found two additional strips in his wallet, according to the charging document. Anderson reportedly said he did not have a prescription for the strips.

www.higginscrabhouse.com

WE HAVE OYSTERS ... FRIED, STEAMED, BAKED AND ON THE HALF-SHELL!

RAW BAR SPECIAL: 2 FOR $1

Oysters And Clams On The Half-Shell Large Chilled Shrimp WE SERVE CREAM OF CRAB SOUP

HIGGINS SOUTH Open Friday At 2:30 p.m. • Saturday At Noon

31st St. & Coastal Hwy. • 410-289-2581 JUST SOUTH OF CONVENTION CENTER PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

FREE HUSH PUPPIES WITH EVERY MEAL

(PRICES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO TO CHANGE)

Trouble at headquarters A 71-year-old man was charged Nov. 28 with second-degree assault after allegedly swatting a public safety aide’s hand as she started to remove his earring during the booking process at the Public Safety Building. Ocean City police had arrested Francis Joseph Fuchsluger of Lutherville after he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign, made

an illegal U-turn and drove 14 miles per hour in a 35-mile per hour zone on Philadelphia Avenue. He had made the turn after driving past the street where he lived. Police charged him with various driving offenses and took him to the Public Safety Building.

Keg thefts in Ocean City Beginning in July 2013 through November 2013, Ocean City police received several reports involving thefts of empty beer kegs from bars and restaurants in the north end of Ocean City. The empty kegs were stolen from the rear of each bar and restaurant that was victimized. During the investigation, officers made contact with Rehoboth Beach Police Department detectives who shared information about similar reports from bars and restaurants there. Together with Rehoboth Beach police, officers were able to determine that the suspect, Jason J. Wilz, 33, of Millsboro, Del., committed the thefts in both areas. Wilz has been charged by Ocean City police with second- and fourth-degree burglary, two counts of theft from $1,000 to less than $10,000), two counts of theft scheme from $1,000 to less than $10,000 and three counts of theft of less than $1,000. Wilz was in custody at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown, DE, for similar charges from Rehoboth Beach police.

Resort Homes, Inc. Resort Real Estate, Inc. Resort Rentals, LLC Call Tony Matrona for more info on these properties. 410-641-1671 or 800-628-6758

Lot # 377 Nice 2 Bedroom. Recently Replaced Roof. Tile Floors in Kitchen & Bath. Large Living Room & Master Bedroom. Courtyard & Shed

$132,900

Entertaining? Need a unique gift? Come by and order

Great Party Trays & Custom Baskets Sandwiches ❘ Salads ❘ Cheeses ❘ Pate ❘ Deli Meats ❘ Bagels ❘ Scones Cookies ❘ Croissants ❘ Party Trays ❘ French Bread ❘ Spices ❘ Espresso Cappuccino ❘ Desserts By Rita ❘ Cookbooks ❘ Kitchen Gadgets

Join us for Delicious Refreshments & Holiday Cheer

Call Tony Matrona 1-800-628-6758

Lot# 328 Beautiful 2 Bedroom on a Gorgeous Pond Lot with Privacy. Large Living Room & Master Bedroom. Fully Equipped. Washer/Dryer, Disposal, Microwave, Courtyard & Shed.

$160,000

302.539.8550 • www.mccabbesgourmet.com Rt. 1 • York Beach Mall • South Bethany

Entire Stock

20% OFF!

Call Tony Matrona 1-800-628-6758

Lot # 46 RED

U

CE

3,0 D$

00!

$88,500

Fully Equipped 1 Bedroom. Sleeps 6, with Large Deck on a Beautiful Lot with a View of Pond & Pool. 8 x 10 Shed. Make an offer! Call Tony Matrona 1-800-628-6758 410-641-1671 • 800-628-6758 • assateaguepointesales.com

hip S ! n Ca eliver e W rD o


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 19A

Several events planned during Berlin’s Victorian Christmas SHEILA R. CHERRY  Associate Editor/Bayside Gazette

(Dec. 6, 2013) The tree is lit and the streets are decked. Victorian Christmas has arrived and will be marshalled in Thursday evening, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. with 85 floats, bands and marchers down Berlin’s Main Street to herald the start of the holiday season. Annual Christmas Parade organizer Sharon Timmons said the parade will include 12 fire departments, three marching bands, school floats, dance teams, antique cars, awesome motorcycles, and critters from the Delmarva Zoo. She gave no clue whether one of those critters might be a partridge in a pear tree. Joann Unger who was also coordinating the parade hinted that there would be a big surprise for the little ones at the end of the parade. To bring on the true spirit of Victorian Christmas charm, the Taylor House Museum will host tours literally day and night. Candlelight tours of the museum’s first floor will be hosted on Friday evenings, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from 5-7:30 p.m. Daylight tours will be held on Saturdays, starting with a Wassail and Gingerbread Day on Dec. 7, and continuing with regular day tours on Dec. 14 and 21, from 1-4 p.m. For information call 410-6411019. Also on Saturday, Dec. 7, Buckingham Presbyterian Church will host two separate Breakfast with Santa events at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For reservations call 410-641-0234. The cost for adults is $7 and for children 3-10 years-old is $4. The event is free for children 2 years old and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Deacon Fund for Emergency Community Mission. The Berlin Fire Company will host a smorgasbord of all your breakfast favorites on the following Sunday, Dec. 8, from 7:30-11:30 a.m., in the Berlin Fire Hall at 214 North Main St. From the menu it’s clear you won’t leave hungry. It will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, and more, and costs $9 for adults and $7

for children 5-12 years-old. The sixth annual Reindeer Run 5K will kick off from the Atlantic Hotel, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m.—the 1 mile event will begin at 10 a.m. The event is being sponsored by Live Long Fitness to benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. More information is available at www.active.com or by e-mail at livelongfitness@live.com. Since it is better to give than to receive—so they say—downtown shops will offer holiday shopping opportunities aplenty, along with a little something for the shopper in the form of maps featuring participating stores, with a chance to win a big prize at the end of the day. A special Ladies Night Out will begin with registrations at the Treasure Chest, on Friday, Dec. 6, with a list of participating stores. There will be a drawing later in the day for a free gift basket filled with goodies from the participating merchants for one lucky Ms./Mrs. Claus. Then on Friday, Dec. 20, holiday frazzled gents will get some seasonal shopping support with Men’s Night Out, from 5-8 p.m. They can register to win a rebate of the costs of their purchases, up to $250, at Victorian Charm, and then kick back at Sister’s where the prize will be awarded at 8 pm. If they come home empty-handed after all that they do so at their peril. Speaking of shopping, shopping and more shopping, don’t forget Second Friday Art Stroll on Friday, Dec, 13, from 58 p.m., when Main Street shops will be at their festive best. Shops will be bulging with a plethora of unique and artful gifts. Throughout the month of December the historic Atlantic Hotel will host several Victorian Christmas-themed tours and events, including visits from Santa, horse and carriage rides, afternoon refreshments, and special hotel stay and dining packages. The façade of the 118 year-old landmark is also featured on Berlin’s official second annual Christmas keepsake ornament, which will be sold by several stores throughout the town. The month will end with the Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop celebration from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Gift *LY[PÄJ H (]HPSHIS[LZ L

Purchase your Gift Certificate On Line at www.flyoceanaviation.com or call us at (410)213-8400

Voted OC’s Best Kids Store

Holiday Sale!

30 % OFF WINTER CLOTHING SHOP HERE FOR TOYS, GIFTS, ACCESSORIES, AND GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS

Great Selection of NFL Gifts Shop Small Shop Local Like Us On Facebook!

81st St., Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, MD

15% 1 5% O OFF FF Any Salon Salon Service Serrvice with w ith Ro Rosana osana o orr P Patricia atricia

ocsalonb ocsalonbythe bytthe ebay y.com .com U 443-664 443-664-2205 4-2205 9808 Stephen 9808 Stephen Deca Decatur atu ur Hwy Hwy wy, y, Rtt 611 611 West est Ocean Ocean City City y

Ope n Se ve n Days A We e k 10am -6pm

410-723-0391


Ocean City Today

20A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

OBITUARIES Rev. David Allen Dingwall OCEAN CITY–The Rev. David Allen Dingwall, age 50, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was the son of the late Donald Dingwall and Margaret Goodall Dingwall, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by David Dingwall his beloved wife, Brenda Dodier Dingwall, sons, Ian Dingwall, Alex Haglich and Nicholas Haglich all of Snow Hill, and a sister Barbara Fensome and husband Greg of Abbotsford, B.C. a nephew, Cameron Fensome of Abbotsford, B.C., and niece and nephew, Jessica and Matthew Regis of Amesbury, Ma. Fr. Dingwall received his Masters of Divinity from the College of Emanuel and St. Chad. He had served as Priest In Charge of Christ Church in Denton, and rector of Christ Church in Cranbrook, British Columbia, St. Mary’s, Sorrento, Christ Church, Prince George, British Columbia, Christ Church, Alert Bay & St. Georges Kingdome Inlet, British Columbia and St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City. He also had served as Chaplain in the Order of St. Luke. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City. Interment was at St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Paul’s by the Sea, Episcopal Church, Shepherd’s Crook or Red Door Community Center, all at 301 N. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements were in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

Joyce Marie Krainaker BERLIN – Joyce Marie Krainaker, 74, died on Monday Nov. 25, 2013 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson Sutton and Mary Ellen Hawthorn Sutton. She is survived by her husband Frank Krainaker; two sons, Frank Krainaker Jr. and his wife Maureen McFarland Krainaker, of Adamstown, and Kenneth Krainaker and his wife Catherine of Hamilton, N.J.; a daughter, Deborah Bonacorda and her husband Fred, of East Windsor, N.J.; and five grandchildren, Laura Bonacorda, Alexander Bonacorda, Lyndsay Krainaker, Kelsey Krainaker and Matthew Krainaker. Also surviving is a sister, Lorraine Cimerola, and her husband Patrick of West Ocean City and a sister-in-law, Myrtle Sutton, of Hamilton, N.J. There are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Sutton. Private family services were held. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

John Buckley Devenny OCEAN CITY – John Buckley Devenny, 50, of Ocean City, passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Born on June 8,1963 in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Ruthe Devenny. Mr. Devenny worked as a salesman John Devenny for All American Roofing since 1998, but his true vocation was being the captain of his boat, the

Holiday Lamp

Sale

going on now.

Select Lamp Pair Specials too Great to Miss! See our selection of sale art, decor, and lighting in store only.

Rt. 113 Millsboro, DE • Monday - Friday 9 - 5 • Saturday 9 - 3 302.934.8885 • 800.642.1120 • www.denneylightingdesign.com

Wee Wun IV. He was a devoted family man not only to his immediate family but the entire community. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy; daughters, Marianna and Sarah; son, John; brother, R. Scott Devenny and wife Patti; sisters Karen Foggin and husband Gary, Robin Rowlinson and husband Mike, and Allison Denny and husband Mark as well as a host of adored nieces and nephews. Mr. Devenny’s service was held at Holy Savior in Ocean City on Saturday, Nov. 30. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Kathy Devenny/John Devenny Memorial Fund at Taylor Bank, 9923 Golf Course Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842 toward the education of their children’ or to Holy Savior, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Kate Purity Birckhead OCEAN PINES – Kate Purity Birckhead, 96, died on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 at her home in Ocean Pines. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert B. Wood and Nettie B. Walls Wood. She is survived by her son Stanley A. Birckhead and his domestic partner Cynthia Leach. Kate was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Services will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

James W. Harris OCEAN PINES–James William Harris, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Edgar

P. Daugherty and Olga E. Houk Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phoebe Lorraine Overdorff Harris, in 2011. He is survived by James Harris his children, Dennis William Harris and his wife Rose of Charlotte Hall, and Donna L. Cooper and her husband Ernest of Hagerstown. There are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Harris was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He later began what would become a 40-year-career as a mechanic with Pepco of Washington, D.C. He had attended the Community Church at Ocean Pines and was a member of the O.C. Cruisers Car Club. He enjoyed fishing and boating and was a NASCAR fan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Ocean Pines, 239 Ocean Parkway. Interment will take place at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com

Don Kenwood London STERLING, VA. – Don Kenwood London, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home in Ocean Pines. Born in Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late Woody David London and Leila Yeatts London. He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy Jo Bell-London of Sterling, Virginia and Ocean Pines, MD. He is also survived by his brothers, Harry “Jack” London and his wife Jane, of Hampton, Va.,

AFFORDABLE CREMATIONS Call Us For A Price Quote

Melson’s MELSON CREMATION SERVICES

410.208.1444


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

NEWS 21A

OBITUARIES Harold London and his beloved companion, Sylvia Saul of Deland, Fla., Pete London of Ft. Washington, and several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Shirley London, of Newport News, Va. He was preceded in death by a brother, Woody David London. Mr. London had worked as an I.T. data center manager with BAE Systems in Virginia. He had been active with Mosby’s Rangers, a civil war reenactment group and Past President of the Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association. Cremation followed his death. Per his request, no formal services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Campaign Salvation Army, Att: Judy Brittle, P.O. Box 47, Leesburg, Va., 20178 or to Aldie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 14, Aldie, Va., 20105. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

William R. Nick BERLIN–William Richard Nick, 70, died on Nov. 27, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late William and Frieda Meditz Nick. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann in 1999. Surviving is a

son, Bill T. Nicks and his fiancée Maria Elbadawy, and a daughter, Tammy M. Nick. There are four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddie and William Nick Herb Nick. Mr. Nick served in the United States Army and later worked for Amtrak as a graphic illustrator. He also worked on the Apollo project for Boeing. Earlier in his life he played semipro soccer. He was an avid fisherman. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Pastor John Oltman will officiate. A donation in his memory may be made to: William R. Nick Fund c/o Bank of Ocean City 620 William St. Berlin, MD 21811. Checks should be made payable to Burbage Funeral Home and must have William Nick written in the memo. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com 



GET A REAL

DEAL AND A REAL AGENT

Switch to the Allstate Value Plan. 8ccjkXk\Ëj dfjk X]]fi[XYc\ ZXi `ejliXeZ\ jk`cc Zfd\j n`k_ _\cg ]ifd pflij kilcp n_\e\m\i pfl e\\[ `k% Jf ^`m\ d\ X i`e^ Xe[ j\\ _fn dlZ_pflZXejXm\%@kËji\Xc\Xjp

  



         

Send Obituaries to: editor@oceancitytoday.net

 

Ocean City Today publishes obituaries free of charge, space providing.

 



                         

 

 









 







  



 

  

 



 

 





Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 410-835-2000 *')$-++$/+-+ N`ccXi[j#D;C\n\j#;< `e]f7XjZ[%e\k

LIVE MUSIC



 

 

 



EVERY WEEKEND

F rida y De c 6 t h Eddie

Sa t u rday De c 7 t h

Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company Northbrook, IL. © 2012 Allstate Insurance Company

Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys

Join us at our Annual

Christmas CChristm hrisstmaass Party PPararty rtyy & UUgly glyly Sweater Sweaatter CCon Contest onnttteestt Tuesday December 17th - 7 p.m. Featuring samplings of our NEW Boom Boom Pizza & French Onion Dip Burgers Favoriite HOLIDAY Craft Beers on Draft & EVO # 3 UGL LY SWEA ATER TER CONTEST with Plenty of Prizes & Giveaways Pint Glasses, Key Chains, T-Shirts other gifts Pizzaa Pa P Party arty Gift Certificate & Pizz Christmas Caroling and a Fun Timee ffoor ALL! 56 th S 5 St. t. B Bayside, a y s i d e, Ocean O c e an C City ity

We D e l i ve r

OPEN O P E N 11AM 1 A M DAILY D LY DAI LY YEAR Y E A R ROUND OUND

41 1 0 . 72 3 .5 60 0

oceancitytoday.net coastalpoint.com baysidegazette.com

 


Ocean City Today

BUSINESS PAGE 22A

www.oceancitytoday.net

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Sabia recognized as ‘New Professional of the Year’ Harrison Group sales manager involved with numerous projects, orgs. DONALD PUTNAM ■ Intern (Dec. 6, 2013) The Maryland Tourism Council recently awarded Sara Sabia with the honor of “New Professional of the Year.” Sabia is currently the sales manager for the Harrison Group, a locally owned family corporation that runs 10 hotels and nine restaurants in Ocean City and one Hampton Inn located in Outer Banks, N.C. “The award is certainly a very prestigious honor. It was a good feeling to know that working hard everyday and not expecting anything really pays off. Receiving that type of award in front of many of my peers was an experience,” Sabia said about her reaction to receiving this award that is proudly displayed in her office. Sabia began her seven-year career with the Harrison Group working as an intern while attending Wor-Wic Community College where she received her Associates degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management. She was then hired by the Hilton hotel, where she started as a front desk receptionist. She moved further up the hotel rankings when she was promoted to concierge, then “journey ambassador.” Following her promotion as journey ambassador, she was promoted to sales assistant and then to her current position as sales manager. Sabia is involved with many ecofriendly projects including one that has taken shape at the Hilton called “The Global Soap Project,” where all partially used soap from the hotel rooms

OCEAN CITY TODAY/DONALD PUTNAM

The Maryland Tourism Council recently awarded Sara Sabia with the honor of “New Professional of the Year.”

is collected and sent to a processing plant where it is recycled in to new, useable soap and distributed to other parts of the world including many African and South American countries. Other projects she is involved with include the Toys for Tots collection, projects benefitting local humane societies, and several other green initiatives that promote a positive environmental impact. “I try to help out anywhere I can

dip my feet in,” said Sabia of her multiple community involvements. Sabia is dedicated to her job which she feels is the perfect one for her. “I’m a people person, I love having the ability to problem solve and work with a variety of personalities and deal with different problems on a daily basis,” she said. “One morning I could be handling a religious convention, and that same afternoon I could be booking a major business meeting. It’s

different everyday.” The entire staff of the Hiltons handwork has certainly paid off, making it a AAA Four Diamond Lodging Award Recipient for the seventh consecutive year. The rating follows the “luxurious, and high standards” that the staff of the Hilton upholds on a daily basis. “It isn’t just about the look, it’s about the entire experience,” Sabia said.

AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage to Ocean City customers Upgrades additional mobile Internet cell site off Coastal Hwy. in resort (Dec. 6, 2013) As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T has upgraded an additional mobile Internet cell site in Ocean City, off the Coastal Highway, to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.

AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile Internet speeds — up to 10 times faster than 3G, improved performance, reliability and innovative new 4G LTEcompatible devices. AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Ocean City in May, 2013. The new cell site is one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage. “Our goal is for our customers to

have an extraordinary experience, and they’ll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network,” said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic, AT&T. “As part of the Ocean City community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is another way we’re accomplishing that.” This upgrade is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year in-

vestment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloudbased services. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add more than 10,000 macro cell sites nationwide by yearend 2015, as well as deploy more than 40,000 small cells and add more than 1,000 Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

BUSINESS 23A

Reason to be optimistic about Maryland’s housing market REAL ESTATE REPORT

Home prices on rise, helping to create urgency LAUREN BUNTING  Contributing Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) The Maryland Association of Realtors recently posted information showing there is reason to be optimistic about the near-term prospects for Maryland’s housing market. And, although they reported that the market softened a bit entering the fall for both seasonal and economic reasons, they pointed out that home prices are on the rise, helping to create urgency.

Other factors mentioned for a bright outlook this spring included falling gas prices, job growth acceleration; and record highs in equity markets. The report offered some statistics specific to Maryland including: Maryland’s economy added 43,300 jobs, or 1.7 percent, between August 2012 and August 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Establishment Survey. That rate of job growth equaled the national average. Maryland ranked 16th in the nation in terms of percentage job growth during that 12-month period, up from a

ranking of 22nd three months prior. Leading the way in terms statewide job growth over the past year are professional and business services (+16,300, or +4 percent); education and health services (+12,600, or +3 percent); government (+5,500, or +1.1 perceent); and leisure and hospitality (+4,100; or +1.7 percent). Those segments that have registered job losses include manufacturing (-2,100; or -1.9 percent) and information (-600; or -1.5 percent). The report was tempered with a commentary on “looking ahead” that included the following points: “While the outlook for ongoing housing market recovery remains positive, there are certain scenarios under which recovery could stall. The expe-

rience of the past summer indicates that the Federal Reserve does not have as much control over long-term interest rates as it might like. Even the mere threat of tapering the Federal Reserve’s monthly asset purchases caused long-term interest rates to surge higher in May, June and August, diminishing housing affordability in the process. At the beginning of May, the 30year fixed mortgage rate stood at roughly 3.3 percent. By the end of August, it stood at around 4.5 percent. Another such episode would likely cause the housing market’s recovery to shed much of its current momentum.” — Lauren Bunting is a licensed REALTOR®with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.

in 4 5 . t R

E IN THR K C O R EA NEWoYve Joose! . o s with G vation

Dine In Carry Out r reser Call fo Delivery Homemade Pasta & More! LUNCH SPECIAL (dine in only, 11-4) $5.99 Any 6 inch Hoagie (and soup or salad)

DAILY CHEF SPECIALS

VISIT OUR HERO TREE! Stop by and take a name, help a local hero for the Holidays! NIGHTLY SPECIALS (dine in only) Monday Buy One Pasta Dinner, Get One Half Price Tuesday Half Price Pizza Night

DAILY HAPPY HOUR 11am-7pm $1.75 domestic pts. • $3 rails • $4 House wine

Live Entertainment Every Saturday & Sunday

Dine & Donate Ugly Sweater Party Fri, Dec. 6, 6-10pm To benefit a local veterans home. DJ • 50/50 • Chinese Auction

Rt.54, Harris Teeter Shopping Center Selbyville • 302.436.FOXS

Course OCGC Newport Bay OCGC Seaside Nutters Crossing Rum Pointe Lighthouse Sound Eagle’s Landing Glen Riddle Man O’ War Bay Club Bear Trap Dunes Bayside Ocean Pines Baywood Gr eens Heritage Shor es

Green Card

Green Card

Green Card

Green Card

Green Card

$25 $25 $20 $25 $45 $30 $25 $25 $30 $50 $25 $25 $25

$49 $49 $25 $60 $70 $50 $50 $35 $65 $75 $40 $65 $50

$49 $49 $25 $60 $70 $50 $50 $35 $75 $95 $40 $65 $50

$49 $49 $25 $60 $70 $50 $50 $35 $65 $75 $40 $65 $50

$25 $25 $20 $25 $45 $30 $25 $25 $30 $50 $25 $25 $25


REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE Ocean City Today

24A BUSINESS

SELLER WANTS OUT!

You will not believe this PRICE. Your vacation place so close to Ocean City, beaches and harbor. This cute 2-bedroom 1-bath sold furnished. It’s a great location with a nice yard. The park fee includes taxes, water, sewer, trash pick up and cutting grass. This weekend getaway is JUST $21,500. Don’t miss this ONE.

NEW PRICE

12346 OLD BRIDGE ROAD

Larry Holdren Real Estate, Inc© 13901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD

For More Information Call 800-252-2223 • 410-250-2700 www.larryholdrenrealestate.com • email: holdren@intercom.net

GREAT LOCATION TO REDEVELOP! This waterfront property is located in the Montego Bay community in N. Ocean City. The property is located on one of the widest canals in Ocean City offering easy access to the open bay as well as easy walking distance to the beach. The lot is 40’ x 90’ and offers southwest exposure and is zoned for mobile, modular and stick-built construction up to 1.5 stories. A new bulkhead was installed in ’11. The owner will give a credit to have the lot cleared. The community features 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, 2 shuffleboard courts, a min. golf course, bayfront boardwalk w/fishing piers, 8 acre wildlife sanctuary and a 5 acre open park. The HOA fees are just $199/yr. Listed at $260,000.

Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

800-745-5988 • 410-250-3020 108 S. Ocean Drive • Ocean City, MD

DAY/TIME

Saturdays 11-4pm

Saturday 12:30-2:30 Sat. 10AM - Noon

NORTH OCEAN CITY HOME

108 S. Ocean Drive • Ocean City, MD

ADDRESS

BR/BA

800-745-5988 • 410-250-3020

STYLE

PRICE

Harbour Island Sales Office, 14th St. & Bayside

2 & 3BR/2 & 3.5BA

Condo, Town, Slips

From $300,000

Heron Harbour Sales Office, 120th St., Bayside

1BR/2/BR3BR/4/BR+

Condo, Towns & SF

Eleven 11 Edgewater – Edgewater Ave.

Sat. & Sun. 10-4

www.larryholdrenrealestate.com • email: holdren@intercom.net

montegomike@verizon.net www.montegobayrealty.com

Daily 10-4

Mon.-Fri. 11-3

13901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD

For More Information Call 800-252-2223 • 410-250-2700

Montego Bay Realty

Assateague Point, Berlin

Daily 10-5

Larry Holdren Real Estate, Inc

Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

Daily

Sat 10:30-2:30

Then give it to yourself in this 3-bedroom 2-bath home with its formal dining room, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter top plus breakfast bar for extra storage, cathedral ceiling and large enclosed porch. You’ll love the look and feel of this custom-built home. It requires little care so you can do all the things you love like going to the beach. Located in a great family neighborhood in North Ocean City. Just the place you have been looking for at just the right price. ONLY $295,850. JUST FOR YOU 13309 CONSTITUTIONAL AVENUE No reason to wait call now. THE ORIGINAL Montego Bay Specialists Since 1971. ©

163 PINE TREE ROAD

Heron Harbour Sales Office, 120th St., Bayside

Sundays 11-4pm

NEED MORE FREE TIME?

This 2BR/2BA home is located in the Montego Bay community in N. Ocean City. Situated on a corner lot this home features a family room (possible 3rd bedroom), cathedral ceilings, central air & a split bedroom/bath floor plan. Outside there is a sundeck & a 2-car parking pad. The community offers pools, tennis, shuffleboard & min. golf. The HOA fee is only $199 a year. The home is being sold fully furnished & is being offered at $219,000.

Saturdays 11-4pm Sundays 11-4pm

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Harbour Island Sales Office, 14th St & Bayside

13803 Sea Captain Rd

Gateway Grand – 48th Street Villas @Inlet Isle – Inlet OC –

West Winds 106 – 93rd St.

424 Lark Ln., Bayside, Summer Winds – 203E

1BR/2/BR/3BR/4/BR+

2 & 3BR/2 & 3.5BA

1BR/2BR/3BR 4BR/4BA

3 & 4BR, 3BA 3BR, 2.5BA

3BR, 4BA

1BR, 1.5BA 2BR, 1BA

Condo, Towns & SF

Condo, Town, Slips

Mobile

Single Family Condo

Condo

Condo

Condo

Condo

205 CLAM SHELL ROAD

Montego Bay Realty montegomike@verizon.net www.montegobayrealty.com

AGENCY/AGENT

ERA Holiday RE/Nanette Pavier

ERA Holiday/Nanette Pavier

From 100,000

Resort Homes/Tony Matrona

From $300,000

$399,606

From $904,900

From $595,000

From $795,000

From $199,000

From $154,900

ERA Holiday RE/Sherry Dare

ERA Holiday/Nanette Pavier

ReMax Crossroads/Jerry Richards

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group

Condominium Realty/Fritschle Group


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

Nonprofit organization and local humanitarians honored (Dec. 6, 2013) About 300 people gathered at The Fountains Conference Center on Nov. 1 to celebrate the Community Foundation’s charitable leadership and accomplishments during the past year. “Philanthropy is contagious…CATCH IT!” was the Foundation’s theme for the meeting. “Every year, these annual meetings are a celebration of the potential that exists within our community because of caring people like you. By being here, you are reaffirming your faith in our community and the work of the Community Foundation,” said Doug Wilson, foundation president, at the Community Foundation’s 2013 meeting and awards luncheon. The foundation reported on its activities during the past year to promote and support philanthropy on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Wilson said “2013 was a remarkable year with the foundation awarding over $5.4 million in grants and scholarships.”Wilson reported that since its founding in 1984, more than $89 million dollars has been invested with the foundation – and approximately $50 million of that has been granted back to the Community. Yet, at the close of the fiscal year, the foundation still held assets of more than $88 million. Over the past year, the foundation distributed 1,128 grants to nonprofits and received $6.2 million in new gifts from donors. The Foundation currently holds almost 600 charitable funds that benefit the community. The highlight of the foundation’s annual meeting is the presentation of honors and awards. Three major foundation

awards were announced during the meeting: the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award that recognizes an individual who has made outstanding, sustained and unselfish contributions in the field of direct community service; the Richard A. Henson Award of Nonprofit Excellence honoring the year’s most outstanding nonprofit organization; and the Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award honoring an individual for uncommon philanthropic service to the community. The Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award was awarded to Alexis P. Dashield who volunteers at the Fruitland Community Center. For 25 years, Dashield has monitored the progress of her children in her community, coordinated volunteers for the After School Program and provided assistance with homework and special projects. The Community Foundation’s Richard A. Henson Award for Nonprofit Excellence was presented to Coastal Hospice as the region’s outstanding nonprofit organization. Coastal Hospice is a private nonprofit community program that provides traditional hospice services, palliative care, bereavement support, education and training to residents in the tri-county area. Deborah S. Abbott was awarded the Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award. Her lifetime commitment to community service, quiet but steady leadership and generosity of time and talents reflects the humanitarian ideals and human values that epitomized Frank Morris’ life. Abbott is a leader and participant in making this community a better place to live.

Hospital’s Patient Centered Medical Home receives award (Dec. 6, 2013) Atlantic General Health System’s Patient Centered Medical Home recently received the 2013 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Maryland Rural Health Association. This award is given to an organization that promotes and provides effective community-oriented rural health care delivery and excels in service to rural people. One of the goals of the AGHS Patient Centered Medical Home is to reduce hospital admission rates and emergency department visits. The participating medical home practices do this by providing their patients with a team-based approach to care to ensure that all treatment plans, whether they come from a patient’s primary care provider, a specialist, a rehab center or other care provider, work together for the best outcome for the patient. Since the patient centered medical home was expanded to include all of At-

lantic General Health System’s primary care practices as well as inpatient discharge management from Atlantic General Hospital in January, hospital admission rates and emergency department visits for those participating patients have been reduced significantly. If the patients did need emergency treatment or inpatient care, the cost of that visit has dropped significantly from prePCMH enrollment. “We’re proud to be the recipient of the Maryland Rural Health Program Award,” said Michelle Clifton, PCMH program coordinator. “It’s a testament to the strides our team is making in improving the health status of many of our patients who have chronic medical conditions. We will continue to expand our efforts to reach more individuals and further reduce readmissions and overutilization of the ER. This is the future of healthcare – to keep people well and out of the hospital unless they absolutely need those services.”

BUSINESS 25A

Home is where your

Stbeory gins...

Kari Story

Cell: 443-614-6286 Direct: 443-664-2490 kstory@gofirsthome.com www.KariStory.com


DECEMBER 6, 2013

26A

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

HELP WANTED

Now Hiring

Assistant Managers and Crew Members In our Ocean City and West OC locations. Please apply online at delmarvadd.com

The Holidays Are Just Around The Corner…

HELP WANTED

Full or Part Time Maintenance Person in Ocean City. References required. Call Gene at 410-251-1423 or 410-2892201. ACCOUNTING CLERK WANTED: Local golf travel company seeks organized motivated person to fill seasonal FT position. Strong computer skills required & QuickBooks experience a plus. Email resume to sandrak@pamsgolfoc.com

Become an Avon Representative or to Order Products Call Christine 443-880-8397 or email: snowhillavon@ comcast.net

Now Hiring

Production Crew

Overnight Position. Health, sick, vacation & 401K. $7.50-$9.00 per hour Please apply online at: http://www.delmarvadd. com/DunkinDonuts/ ApplyOnline.aspx?id= ProductionCrew Applications and resumes will not be accepted thru email or fax.

HELP WANTED

Full Time Small Engine Mechanic - In Ocean City area. Call 410-289-8051

Now hiring FT, YR Hotel Maintenance Person - w/ prior hotel experience. Competitive salary w/paid vacation & medical/dental benefits. Send resume to don@montecarlo-2000.com

Hiring F/T & P/T Professional Sales Reps Motivated individuals wanted for rapidly expanding business. Training available, paid travel, with a high income earning potential. Manager postilions available for experienced individuals. Please call 443-291-7651.

RENTALS RENTALS

Winter Rental - 2BR/1BA Condo near Rt. 90 bridge. $800/mo. + utils. & security deposit. No smoking/pets. Call 443-373-8987.

Employment Opportunities:

EOE M/F/D/V

DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO? Interested in a career in Real Estate? Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Pre-Licensing classes forming NOW! Contact Bjorkland at at 410-524-6111 410-524-1203 Contact Kelley Pete Copenhaver @ cbmove.com oror kelley.bjorkland pcopenhaver@cbmove.com OROR Maryellen Rosenblit atat410-524-6111 Jennifer Cropper-Rines 410-524-1203 or maryellen.rosenblit@cbmove.com or jlcropper@cbmove.com or www.careerscb.com or visit visit www.careerscb.com Owned and Operated by NRT LLC

Winter Rental - 4BR/2BA, 133rd Street, OC. $750/mo. + sec. dep. Call 443-235-6770. Y/R or W/R 3BR/2BA Furnished Condo with boat slip behind Greene Turtle. 703283-6756

YR - OC - Unfurn. 2BR/2BA Condo. $950/mo. + utils. & sec. dep. W/D, CAC, pets considered. Avail. now! 410-6414438 YR, Ocean Pines, 3BR/2BA Home-Clean, like new, 1450 sq. ft. Screened porch, lge patio, 2 sheds, $1300/mo. +Utils. No Smoking/Pets. 410236-1231

Winter Rental

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

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

2BR/2BA Waterfront Home Year Round - Unfurnished 11212 Gum Point Road, Berlin. $800/monthly plus utilities. Security deposit required. 410430-9797

Available Now-Apr. 1. 312 Sunset Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, newly remodeled, big kitchen/ living area. $250/week includes utilities or $800/mo. you pay utilities. Security deposit $1500. Call 410-428-7333. www.SunsetTerraceRentals.com

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

Year Round, Full/Part Time: Host/Hostess, Dishwasher

RENTALS

WR or YR Rental-3BR/2BA in NOC. Community pool & tennis court. Contact 443-8653109.

Yearly & Seasonal Rentals We Welcome Pets 7700 Coastal Hwy 410-524-7700 www.holidayoc.com

WINTER RENTAL $200 $150/week Sleeps 4, Pool, Internet

Rambler Motel 9942 Elm St., right behind Starbucks

Manager On Site or Call 443-614-4007

$199/Week

Stay the Week for the Cost of a Night! For a 2 Bedroom Condo ~ Includes Electric & Cable TV 1 1/2 Blocks from the Beach and Boardwalk!

410-289-8581 | vacationsbytheocean.com

Single Family Homes Starting at $900 Apartments Starting at $650 Condos Starting at $750 Office Space w/immediate availability, reception area & private office w/view. Plenty of customer parking in a great Ocean Pines location! Rent includes all CAM, trash removal, water & sewer. $700/mo.

CALL US TODAY! 410-208-9200

Open 7 Days A Week for property viewing in: * Berlin * Ocean City * * Ocean Pines * * Snow Hill *

RENTALS

WR, Ocean City, 2BR/1BA Condo. Now thru May. Amenities included: pool, fitness center, hi-speed Internet, parking. See photos www.carousel803.com, 302331-9503 YR Rentals-2BR/2BA, NOC $950/mo. + utils & 1BR/1BA28th Street $750/mo. + utils WR-3BR/2BA Townhouse, 28th St. $700/mo. 410-7268948 YR, 1BR/1BA Apt.-$750/mo. + utils. Also, YR, 1BR/1BA Apt.-$850/mo. + utils. Small pet okay. 1-631-949-3342 YR, 4BR/1.5BA Apt. - Convenient, mid-town location, ocean block, unfurn., balcony. $1200/mo. + utils. + sec. dep. 443-880-2486

REAL ESTATE LICENSE ED SMITH REAL ESTATE SCHOOL

Pre-Licensing Real Estate Classes

Pt. 1. Jan. 7, 8, 9, 2014 Pt. 2. Jan. 13, 14, 15, 2014 8:00 am-5:30 pm Limited Space Web site/Registration www.edsmithschool.com 410-213-2700

ROOMMATES

Beautiful Rooms on Lagoon NOC. Walk to Beach/Malls. Kit/Privileges, Cable/Utilities. Winter rate $95-$120/week. Call after 8pm. 410-524-5428

WOC-Furn. Room for Rent in Single Family Home. Responsible/Mature Individual Roommate Wanted. No Smoking/Pets. $550/mo. 410-9673145

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE

For Sale - Lge. private fenced residential lot on Old Bridge Rd., No HOA. Price reduced. Convenient to Worcester Cty. Boat Ramp, shopping, schools and restaurants. Call 410-6034300. 2BR/2BA Mobile in Bishopville. Minutes to Beach, light filled, in great shape! $29,900. Ground rent-$400/ mo.-includes water, trash, sewer + taxes. Call Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555.

REAL ESTATE WANTED

Real Estate Wanted Need to sell a house fast? Local investor searching for a min. 3BR, 2BA House. All cash, easy, quick closing.

Call 703-899-5355

It’s not too late to advertise

your winter rentals.

GET IT RENTED HERE! 410-723-6397

www.oceancitytoday.net www.baysideoc.com

Now you can order your classifieds online


DECEMBER 6, 2013

LOTS & ACREAGE

Just Reduced beautiful, cleared 1/2 acre lot in Bishopville. $75,000. Call Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555.

COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL

Warehouse For Rent. 16 x 30 with garage door and high ceilings. 11212 Gum Point Road, Berlin, Maryland. $350 per month. 410-430-9797

Office Space for Rent or Sale. 1200 sq. ft. Stephen Decatur Business Center, Unit 112, Rt. 611, WOC. High traffic area. Immediate occupancy! 240-505-8685

Retail Space Available: 1000 sq. ft. in Assateague Square on Rt. 611, West Ocean City. High traffic area. Heat pump, well insulated. Immediate occupancy. Call 410-603-4300.

Warehouse for Rent: 1000 sq. ft. with rear loading door. Office, warehouse area, kitchen area and bath/shower. Rt. 611 location. West Ocean City. Call 410-603-4300. Commercial Property directly on Rt. 113 in Selbyville. 2 Buildings + Mini Storage. $599,000 Call Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555.

Ocean Pines Office Space For Sale - Ideal location with good traffic flow. PPF Realty. Call John 410-208-3500

Upscale Mid-town Office Space in O.C. for Lease.

Flexible floor plan. From 650 to 5,150 sq. ft. Call Brian 443-880-2225

COMMERCIAL

Ocean Pines Office - Lease Purchase or Rent. Approx. 900 sq. ft. Ideal location for business exposure. Call for details. 410-603-7373 Units Available Rt. 50 in West Ocean City 1800 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1728 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1574 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 2211 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space Call 443-497-4200

SERVICES SERVICES

Bishopville Movers Inc. Fast, reliable service. 410-352-5555.

LOST & FOUND LOST & FOUND

LOST SET OF KEYS FOUND W/LIME GREEN BRACELET KEY CHAIN. FOUND IN THE VICINITY OF 119TH STREET & COASTAL HWY. CALL 410250-4706.

Classifieds 410-723-6397 By Monday, 5 p.m. FURNITURE

Ocean City Today

DONATIONS

Do you have an old bicycle not being used? It could mean a world of difference to a hardworking international student. We are looking to get as many bikes as possible. Your donation will be tax-deductible. Please contact Gary at 410-726-1051 for more information.

AUCTIONS

The contents of mini storage units will be sold at public auction. Units to be auctioned: P-23, L-5, O-24, O40, O-110, O-134, O-164, O-174, B-6, B-32, B-60, B64, B-72, B-76, B-93, B-97, S-25, S-73, S-415. Units being sold due to non-payment of rent. Common items in units are, household items, furniture, tools, fishing equipment, antique and vintage items. Date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2013 Time: 9AM #1 Starting @ Berlin Mini Storage (Rt. 346) #2 Continues at OC Mini Storage (Rt. 50) #3 Finishes at OC Mini Storage (Rt. 611) Terms: CASH ONLY! Auctioneer: Tom Janasek

FURNITURE

JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH

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

410-250-7000

146th Street, Ocean City

A/C & HEAT PUMPS

In this economy it’s no time to gamble with your marketing dollars… Advertise with

for proven results

CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE 27A

Call Ocean City Today at 410-723-6397

Serving the Newspapers of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia since 1908.

MARYLAND STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NETWORK

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Wanted To Purchase Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item Or Entire Estate Or Collection, Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental Glass, China, Lamps, Textiles, Paintings, Prints almost anything old Evergreen Auctions 973-818-1100. Email evergreenauction@hotmail.com AUTOMOBILE DONATIONS DONATE AUTOS, TRUCKS, RV'S. LUTHERAN MISSION SOCIETY. Your donation helps local families with food, clothing, shelter. Tax deductible. MVA licensed. LutheranMissionSociety.org 410-636-0123 or toll-free 1-877-737-8567. BUSINESS SERVICES Drive traffic to your business and reach 4.1 million readers with just one phone call & one bill. See your business ad in 104 newspapers in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia for just $495.00 per ad placement. The value of newspapers advertising HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER ... call 1-855-721-6332 x 6 today to place your ad before 4.1 million readers. Email Wanda Smith @ wsmith@mddcpress.com or visit our website at www.mddcpress.com.

CLASSIFIED AD NETWORK

AUCTION AUCTION Construction Equipment & Trucks, December 10th, 9 AM, Richmond, VA. Excavators, Dozers, Dumps & More. Accepting Items Daily thru 12/6. Motley's Auction & Realty Group, 804-232-3300, www.motleys.com, VAAL #16.

HELP WANTED: DRIVERS

CDL-A Drivers: Looking for Higher Pay? New Century is Hiring Exp. Company Drivers and Owner Operators. Both Solo and Teams. Competitive pay package. Sign-On Incentive. Also looking for experienced drivers willing to train. EDUCATIONAL TRAINING Call (888) 903-8863 or apply onMEDICAL OFFICE TRAINING line at www.drivenctrans.com PROGRAM! Train to become a LOTS & ACREAGE Medical Office Assistant. No Experience Needed! Career MOUNTAINTOP LAND STEAL! Training & Job Placement As- Riverfront Park, Boat Launch! sistance at CTI! HS Diploma/ 8+AC - $39,777 Pristine hardGED & Computer/Internet to wood setting on top of the qualify. 1-877-649-2671. world for your use/ enjoyment. River -just 3miles to boat MISCELLANEOUS launch! Perc, warranty deed AIRLINE CAREERS begin here minerals with property. Low – Get FAA approved Aviation down financing. Call Owner 1Maintenance training. Housing 800-888-1262 and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assisOTR & DRIVER tance. CALL Aviation Institute OPPORTUNITY of Maintenance 800-481-8974 Drivers - HOME WEEKLY SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS & BI-WEEKLY Want a larger footprint in the EARN $900-$1200/WK. marketplace consider advertisMajor Benefits Available ing in the MDDC Display 2x2 Class A-CDL & 6mos. Exp. or 2x4 Advertising Network. Req. No Canada, HAZMAT Reach 3.6 million readers or NYC! 877-705-9261 every week by placing your ad REAL ESTATE: in 82 newspapers in Maryland, Delaware and the District of OUT OF STATE Columbia. With just one phone call, your business and/or prod- Discover Delaware's Resort uct will be seen by 3.6 million Living without Resort pricing! readers HURRY....space is lim- Low Taxes! Gated Commuamazing amenities, ited, CALL TODAY!! Call 1- nity, 855-721-6332 x 6 or email equestrian facility, Olympic wsmith@mddcpress.com or Pool. New Homes mid $40's. visit our website at www.md- Brochures available 1-866-629dcpress.com 0770 or www.coolbranch.com

MDDC ~ 410-723-6397


Ocean City Today

28A NEWS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME WATCH SERVICE

Established 1977

CREATE A PRESENCE IN YOUR HOME

Custom Remodeling Specializing in additions, kitchens, baths, Duradek and all types of4 custom remodeling.

We accept4 MC/Visa (410) 641-3762 4

Licensed ~ Bonded ~ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ MHIC #8465

Customized, scheduled inspections of your properties while you are away. Plumbing â&#x20AC;˘ Electrical â&#x20AC;˘ HVAC Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Insect Infestation Mild and Mildew â&#x20AC;˘ Overal Inspection PHONE 571.521.9337

BERLIN, MARYLAND 21811

FALL CLEAN-UP Â&#x2021;/â&#x20AC;˘$ $: :1 : 10 0$ $,17 7( (1 1$ $1&( â&#x20AC;˘ LANDSCAPE Â&#x2021;/ /$ $1'6&$DESIGN 3,1* & INSTALLATION Â&#x2021;,5 55 5,*$7 7,,215(3$,56 â&#x20AC;˘ IRRIGATION REPAIR & 5$ $,1$*(:25. Â&#x2021;'5 MAINTENANCE Â&#x2021;3$7 7, ,2 : $/. .: :$< â&#x20AC;˘ FIRE PITS, WALKWAYS 67$ ,1& //$7 7,,21 PATIOS



IRRIGATION SERVICES

Winterize Your Irrigation System

â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tis the Season toâ&#x20AC;Ś

Other Services Offered: * Lawn Care * Lawn Maintenance * Landscapting * Irrigation Service & Installation * Landscape Lighting

6000

Now Only

$

*Additional Discounts Available* In Business Since 1978

Certified in Maryland and Delaware Fully Licensed and Insured

443-365-5195 ~ BOB@PGMSINC.COM

PORTABLE STORAGE

LANDSCAPING

0+,& 

DECEMBER 6, 2013

0'$

)5( )5(((67,0$7(6 (((67,0$7(6 410-677-4748 410-677-4748 ROOFING

1-866-49-CUBES â&#x20AC;˘ www.cubestogo.com

SALON

ch! Winter Specials at the Bea

with any chemical service with Rosana

FREE Haircut

with Patricia or Rosana

$5.00 Off any Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Haircut

Salon by the Bay 9808 Stephen Decatur Hwy. West Ocean City, MD 21842

443-664-2205 â&#x20AC;˘ ocsalonbythebay.com â&#x20AC;˘ On facebook!

YOUR BUSINESS

Your Business Card Here! Call Terry 410-723-6397


Ocean City Today

SPORTS www.oceancitytoday.net

DECEMBER 6, 2013

PAGE 29A

STEPHEN DECATUR WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Dec. 6: Crisfield, 5:30 p.m. (H) Dec. 10: Mardela, 5:30 p.m. (A) Dec. 13: Wicomico, 5:30 p.m. (H) Dec. 16: Easton, 5:30 p.m. (A) Dec. 20: Pocomoke, 5 p.m. (A) Dec. 27-28: Governors Challenge Tournament Jan. 7: Washington, 6:30 p.m. (A) Jan. 10: Snow Hill, 5:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 14: James M. Bennett, 5:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 16: Parkside, 5:30 p.m. (A) Jan. 21: Mardela, 5:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 24: Wicomico, 5:30 p.m. (A) Jan. 29: Indian River, 6:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 30: Pocomoke, 6:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 4: Crisfield, 6:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 6: Washington, 5:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 11: Snow Hill, 5:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 13: James M. Bennett, 5:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 18: Kent Island, 5:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 20: Parkside, 5:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 26: Bayside Championship TBA

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL:

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Stephen Decatur athletes, from left, sophomore Kayla Lorance, juniors Lauren Bodolus and Jenna Leitgeb, sophomore Alison Alvarado and senior Layla Fowler work out during practice Tuesday at the Berlin school.

Number of new indoor track athletes join vets LISA CAPITELLI ■ Managing Editor (Dec. 6, 2013) Approximately 45 girls and about 35 boys will compete for Stephen Decatur during the 2013-14 indoor track season. Many Seahawks participated last year and some ran cross country this past fall. A number of new athletes have also joined the squads. Coach Jody Stigler said a little more than half of the girls are veterans. “I think the girls’ team will be better than last year,” he said. The Lady Seahawks finished runner-up during the conference meet last season. “They’ll probably be one of the top teams in the (Bayside) Conference. There are places where we have depth, one or two people in just about every event,” Stigler said. “It’s the strongest and best rounded team I’ve seen in my three years here.” Stigler said many girls will contribute this year, including veteran mid-distance runners, senior Layla Fowler, junior Lauren Bodolus and sophomore Alison Alvarado, who is coming off a stellar cross country season. “I think I can play a leadership role in showing [teammates] how to work hard

at practices and just always try your best,” said Fowler, a four-year participant. Fowler said she will most likely run in the 300- and 500-meter races as well as legs for the 3,200- and 1,600-meter relay teams. “A lot of people did cross country this year and they had never run track so we have them coming and we have a lot of returners,” she said. “The freshmen have room to improve and hopefully they’ll pull through.” Senior Katie Collins, Coach Stigler a pole vaulter and sprinter, has also returned. She placed second in the 3A East Region last season and finished third overall at states in the pole vault. Stigler said senior Alex Saunders, who is currently hampered by hip problems, has stepped up as a leader, helping her teammates during practices. The Seahawks have struggled in the past in sprint events, but newcomers, freshman Christina Romano and junior Amari Harmon, will help the team this season. Harmon competed in outdoor track last spring. Romano may also par-

ticipate in the high jump event. Stigler hopes the girls’ squad can compete for a Bayside title this year and that several Lady Seahawks will qualify for states. Stigler said the boys’ team has some holes to fill with several top competitors graduating or not competing this year. Another big loss is Lucas Duker, who captured Bayside, regional and state high jump titles last season. He moved out of state. Veterans make up less than half of the boys’ squad. “A lot of the people from last year feel that we’ve lost so much, but what they don’t realize is we’ve gained so much more potential than we lost,” said fouryear runner, senior Kevin Herbert. “I feel like I can lead this potential into something that can help us win Baysides. We’re doing well so far. I’m really surprised.” Herbert, who said he “wants to go out with a bang” this year will probably run in 1- and 2-mile and 800-meter races, as well as the 3,200-meter relay event. Veterans, seniors James Davidson (sprint/middle distance) and James Phillips (hurdles/shot put) and juniors See GIRLS’ on Page 30A

Dec. 6: Crisfield, 4 p.m. (A) Dec. 10: Mardela, 4 p.m. (A) Dec. 13: Wicomico, 5:30 p.m. (A) Dec. 16: Easton, 5:30 p.m. (H) Dec. 20: Pocomoke, 6:30 p.m. (A) Dec. 27-28: John Coleman Holiday Tournament Jan. 7: Washington, 4 p.m. (H) Jan. 10: Snow Hill, 5:30 p.m. (A) Jan. 14: James M. Bennett, 5:30 p.m. (A) Jan. 16: Parkside, 5:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 21: Mardela, 4 p.m. (H) Jan. 23: Wicomico, 5:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 29: Indian River, 5 p.m. (H) Jan. 30: Pocomoke, 3:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 4: Crisfield, 4 p.m. (H) Feb. 6: Washington, 5:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 11: Snow Hill, 5:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 14: James M. Bennett, 5:30 p.m. (H) Feb. 18: Kent Island, 6:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 21: Parkside, 5:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 26: Bayside Championship TBA

WRESTLING: Dec. 6-7: War on the Shore (A) Dec. 11: Queen Anne’s, 5 p.m. (A) Dec. 13-14: Glenn Charger Classic Dec. 18: Saint Michaels, 5 p.m. (A) Jan. 3-4: Iron Horse Duals, TBA Jan. 8: Easton, 5 p.m. (A) Jan. 15: Cambridge S.Dorchester, 5 p.m. (A) Jan. 17: Kent County, 5 p.m. (H) Jan. 22: Kent Island, 5 p.m. (H) Jan. 24: Saint Marks, 7 p.m. (A) Jan. 29: Parkside, 5 p.m. (A) Jan. 31: Snow Hill, 5 p.m. (H) Feb. 5: Wicomico, 5 p.m. (A) Feb. 7: James M. Bennett, 5 p.m. (H) Feb. 21: Bayside Championship TBA See SCHEDULES on Page 30A


Ocean City Today

30A SPORTS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

STEPHEN DECATUR WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

Johnson new head coach of Decatur boys’ team LISA CAPITELLI  Managing Editor (Dec. 6, 2013) Byron “BJ” Johnson assisted Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team Head Coach Mark Engle the last two seasons. When Engle stepped down, Johnson was happy to take over the program this year. “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to coach again. I enjoyed Coach Johnson my time with Mark and I appreciated coaching with him,” Johnson said. “Basketball is in my blood. I just love to coach.” Johnson has 26 years coaching experience, with a number of those years leading local teams. He was an assistant varsity coach at Decatur (1987-88, 199091, 2011-12) and head of the JV team (88-90). He was at the helm of the Snow Hill varsity team from 1995-98. After Snow Hill, he became the head varsity coach at Decatur (1999-2003). Now, he’s back at the helm and the transition was easy for both Johnson and the players since he was an assistant coach the last two seasons. Johnson has 10 player’s on his roster, five of whom are varsity veterans. Seniors Tyler Hunter, P.J. Copes and Chase Sams and juniors Colen Gaynor and Randy DuPont all competed last year, when the Seahawks went 12-11. The 2012-13 season ended in the first round of the 3A East Regional tournament with a 53-37 loss to Centennial. Seniors Talib Rice and Danny Beck, junior Graham Hall and sophomore Keyon Eley have joined the squad from the JV team. Torrey Brittingham, originally from the area, moved back from Seattle and has been a welcomed addition to the team. Johnson said the sophomore point guard will help the team be successful. Beck and Hunter are the team’s captains and Johnson said they have done a

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Senior pole vaulter Katie Collins.

Girls’ team has depth, boys have gaps to fill Jackson Mumford (mid-distance) and Tripp Ortega (hurdles/sprints) will help lead the team this winter. With so may gaps to fill, it will be a challenge for Decatur to take home its third consecutive Bayside title, Stigler said. To finish in the top of the pack would be an accomplishment, he said.

Continued from Page 29A

WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES Continued from Page 29A

INDOOR TRACK: All regular meets at the Worcester County Recreation Center at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 Jan. 22: Bayside Championship, 2 p.m. Jan. 29: Snow Hill High Schol, 2 p.m. (A) OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Stephen Decatur junior Colen Gaynor makes a lay-up during last week's scrimmage against Seaford in Berlin.

good job leading the Seahawks. “I will help lead the team by being dominant in the post, showing leadership on the court and picking my teammates up when they’re down there. It’s my last year and I want to go out with a bang,” Hunter said. This is his second season

REAL ES TATE A S A CAR EE R ? Tired of working for someone else & having limited income? Join Us For—The Real World of Real Estate

December 12th at 12:00 Noon ● 8606 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD ● How do you get started? ● How much money can you make? ● Are we the company for you?

TOPICS

● Money required to start ● Large office vs. small office ● Part time vs. Full time

Hear about our training, including our exciting Peak Producers® Program Learn from a “star” agent & a “new” agent

Seating is limited—please call to reserve your space 410.723.4500 ext 702 Century21NewHorizon.com ● nicki@Century21New Horizon.com Equal Housing Opportunity ● Equal Employment Opportunity ● REALTOR®

playing for the Decatur varsity squad. He transferred from Wi-Hi last year. “There’s a big improvement since preseason began. We’re in better shape and our chemistry is getting way better,” Hunter said. See SD on Page 33A

SWIMMING: Dec. 10: Queen Anne’s, 3:30 p.m. (H) Dec. 12: Sussex Central, 4 p.m. (A) Dec. 17: Kent County, 3 p.m. (A) Jan. 14: Indian River, 4 p.m. (A) Jan. 16: Cambridge S. Dorchester, 3:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 23: Easton, 3:15 p.m. (A) Jan. 28: Milford, 3:30 p.m. (H) Jan. 30: Cape Henlopen, 3:30 p.m. (A) Feb. 4: Cambridge S. Dorchester, 3 p.m. (A) Feb. 6: Kent Island, 3:30 p.m. (H)


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

SPORTS 31A

Keefe takes over as Decatur girls’ swim coach, joins Sanzotti, who leads Seahawk boys’ squad LISA CAPITELLI  Managing Editor (Dec. 6, 2013) Joe Keefe has joined Damien Sanzotti as coach of the Stephen Decatur swim teams. Although the squads practice together, Keefe is head coach of the Lady Seahawks, while Sanzotti runs the boys’ team. “It’s an exciting opportunity. The major goal that I have is to go from Day

1 and see…improvement in every swimmer [throughout the season]. That’s a really high goal and expectation, [but] even the little things count,” Keefe said. Keefe swam for his high school team in Pennsylvania and for Shippensburg University. He graduated two years ago and is currently an educational assistant at Decatur. He has also been a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol for four summers. Keefe said earlier this week

that the transition has been smooth coming in as a new coach. This was the first season coaches had to make cuts, but Keefe said “I think we have the 20 best girls and 20 best boys.” “The talent level is good. It’s very broad and it ranges,” Keefe said. “There is great balance there.” Sanzotti, at the helm for his second season, said about three-quarters of the See UPPERCLASSMEN on Page 32A

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Stephen Decatur junior Molly Wooten is back to compete this season.


32A SPORTS

Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

STEPHEN DECATUR WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

Upperclassmen have stepped up to lead Decatur swim squads swimmers on each team are veterans. The upperclassmen have stepped up as leaders, he said. “They’re showing more leadership and their work ethic improved a lot,” Sanzotti said. There are a number of freshmen who have potential to score points and help the boys’ and girls’ teams win meets. The goal is for the swimmers to reach their Coach Keefe target times by the end of the season and peak in January before regionals and states. The girls’ squad should be strong and competitive, he said. With a number of swimmers who have varsity experience, Sanzotti said he is “looking forward to seeing what they can do.” “I think the girls should have one of their best years,” he said. Top returners include juniors Maria Zweifel Coach Sanzotti (100-meter breaststroke, 200 IM), Madison Tinus (50, 100 freestyle), Carly Deickman (100 breaststroke) and Molly Wooten (200 freestyle) and sophomore Hailey Williams (200, 500 freestyle). Sophomore Marley Rakow and junior Kailey Mihavetz are also back to compete. “I’ll most likely do [any race] the team needs me to do,” Zweifel said. Continued from Page 31A

This is her third year swimming for Decatur. “We didn’t lose that many seniors so we have a lot of returning swimmers and I think we should do well this season. I’m excited to see what everyone’s going to do.” Last year the Seahawks finished 8-3. They won all their competitions against Maryland schools. Their only losses were to Delaware teams. Decatur captured the 3A/2A/1A East Regional title. The team placed 11th overall at states. The boys’ squad went 7-4 last season. The team placed second at regionals and eighth overall at states. Sanzotti said the Seahawks lost a few to graduation as well as some others who competed last year, so the swimmers participating this season will need to step up to help Decatur be successful. He will rely on veterans, seniors Collin Bankert (100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, relays), Cory Campbell (50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke) and Tate Socha (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) and junior Chris Poole (50 and 100 freestyle). “I think my four-year leadership and my background with swimming can really help us to excel this year and hopefully go on to win regionals and states,” said Bankert. He has been a member of the team since his freshman year. He has 14 years of experience swimming. “The boys team has a lot of potential this year. We’ve been working really hard. We’ll definitely get better as the season goes on and hopefully be unstoppable once regional and states comes around.”

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

(Top) Stephen Decatur junior Maria Zweifel practices her stroke during Tuesday's practice at the Sports Core pool in Ocean Pines. (Bottom) Decatur swim coaches will rely on several veterans, including senior Collin Bankert, pictured, to help the team succeed.

Coach Martinek: I think we’re pretty strong from top to bottom LISA CAPITELLI  Managing Editor (Dec. 6, 2013) Stephen Decatur wrestling Coach Todd Martinek has young grapplers on his roster this year, but with eight seniors, there is also experience and older Seahawks

who know his expectations. “We have about 20 kids that will contribute on varsity. It’s a nice mix,” said Martinek, now in his third season leading the Seahawks. “Practices have been productive. Everyone’s working hard. I think we’re pretty strong from top to bottom.”

Nine wrestlers who started last season are back to compete, including captains Andrew Borradaile, a senior, and junior T.J. Scafone (120 pounds). Borradaile was the Bayside Conference champion in the 160-pound weigh class last season. He finished runner-up in his division during the 4A/3A East Regional tournament and advanced to the state championships. Borradaile, a four-year wrester for Decatur, will compete in the 160- or 170-pound divisions this season, he said. “I think the practices are nice and tough and everyone’s getting into the swing of things pretty early and we’re starting off on a good foot…We lost a few tough kids, but we got some good newcomers to make up for it,” Borradaile said. “I think that some of the younger kids will look up to me just because I’ve been around for a while and I can contribute. And I will also lead the team just with my knowledge and good work ethic that I’ve had throughout the four years.” Senior veterans Nate Rosenblatt and Ethan Eibl have also returned to

the mat. Rosenblatt will participate in the 126-pound weight class and Eibl in the 220-pound division. Two freshmen–Andy McKahan and Robert Kaminski–will be significant contributors this season, Martinek said. Kaminski, a middle school MidAtlantic All-American, will battle in the 106-pound division. McKahan, a middle school Mid-Atlantic All-American and Junior League state champion will face-off at 113 pounds. Senior Nick Bennett is a transfer student from Sussex Tech in Delaware and a welcomed addition to the squad. He was a member of Sussex Tech’s varsity team his freshman, sophomore and junior years. He placed third in the state at 126 pounds his sophomore year. He will compete in the 152pound division for Decatur. “I like the practices better. They’re much harder and I have Andrew for a drill partner and we push each other,” Bennett said. “Hopefully, I can help lead the team and contribute and help us win. It’s my senior year and I’m really excited for the See SD on Page 33A


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

SPORTS 33A

STEPHEN DECATUR WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

5799 Lighthouse Cove Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, DE

302-537-6971

Highstakesbarandgrill.com

Live Entertainment OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Stephen Decatur wrestlers fine-tune their skills during Tuesday's practice at the Berlin school. “Everyone’s working hard. I think we’re pretty strong from top to bottom,” Coach Martinek said.

Decatur’s annual War on the Shore tournament scheduled for today and Saturday in Salisbury season…I’m shooting to be a state champion this year. That’s been my goal since I was little.” Martinek said newcomers, junior Nevin McIntosh (160/170), and sophomore Tyler VanSice (138/145) will also contribute. Decatur went 16-3 last year (13-0 regular Coach Martinek season) and finished in second place behind Kent Island in the Bayside Conference championship meet. Martinek said the Seahawks have several team goals: go undefeated, 140, during the regular season and win the Bayside Conference meet, which they haven’t done in two years. He also Continued from Page 32A

thinks at least five grapplers have the potential to place at states. The 2013-14 season kicks off with Decatur’s annual War on the Shore tournament, Dec. 6-7, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. Approximately 20 of the top varsity teams from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. are scheduled to compete. It will feature a range of experienced wrestlers, from state champions to first-year participants. Martinek said the tournament is a chance to see where the Seahawks are at the beginning of the season and how they match up against other schools. Admission cost is $15 for a one-day pass or $20 for the weekend. For more information, visit www.SDWarontheShore.com.

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

Stephen Decatur senior Nate Rosenblatt, top, and junior Joseph Rodriguez participate in a drill during Tuesday's practice.

SD players encouraged to put teammates first Added Beck about his new captain role, “It’s just doing the little things right. Working hard and pushing everybody to do their best.” “I think we’re doing [well], we’ve just got to finish some games out. We tied a couple [scrimmages] so far just on blowing leads. We’ve dominated most of the game and then we lost it at the end,” Beck said after Decatur’s scrimmage Tuesday in Berlin. The Seahawks had a lead, but Cape Henlopen fought back and tied the score at 60-60, which is how the scrimmage ended. Johnson said he has a good mix of Continued from Page 30A

players from the top to the bottom of his roster. The players were able to start bonding earlier than usual, during a spring league, which Johnson started. “The kids know each other and it makes the team jell better the more they play,” Johnson said. “Playing in the offseason will help us this year.” The team motto this year is to keep climbing and playing as a unit. Putting their teammates first will also help the squad be successful, he said. “Everything we preach is ‘team.’ There’s no ‘I’ in team,” Johnson said. The Seahawks will take one game at a

time, but Johnson said there are several goals they hope to accomplish this season: win all home games, finish on top in the Bayside South Conference, take home a Bayside title then the regional crown. The ultimate goal is a state championship. Johnson hopes the community will come out and support the Seahawks this year. “I think we’ll give them a treat this year,” he said. The team is also selling T-shirts and Decatur students who wear them to games will get in for $3 instead of paying the $5 admission.

Eat In or Carry Ou t

Open Year Round 11 am – 1 am

Specializin g in everything Cheeses teak!!

Daily H appy H our

11am - 7pm


34A SPORTS

Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

STEPHEN DECATUR WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW

OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

(Left) Members of the Stephen Decatur girls' basketball team put their hands in for a cheer during practice last week at the Berlin school. (Right) Decatur's lone senior, captain Erin Florek, makes a shot. Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott will look to her to lead the Lady Seahawks.

Florek, Lady Seahawks’ lone senior, to lead squad this season LISA CAPITELLI  Managing Editor

(Dec. 6, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball program had its most successful season last year since 2004, when the Lady Seahawks went 20-4 and won a regional title. Decatur finished the 2012-13 season 21-3, falling in the 3A

East Regional semifinals, 67-33, to Howard High School. The team lost three seniors to graduation– starters Monique Wise and Abbey Schorr, a two-time Bayside ConFenzel-Mergott ference First Team

player who tallied just over 1,000 points in her career at Decatur, and Casey Ortiz. Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott, now in her fourth year at the helm, said this will be a rebuilding year. “There’s a whole new vibe and it will take time for people to step up. We relied so much on Abbey (for scoring),” FenzelMergott said.

The squad is young, Fenzel-Mergott said, with just one senior, captain Erin Florek, leading the Seahawks. Junior Marina Jones is also a captain. Fenzel-Mergott said Florek has stepped up as a leader. Late last season, Florek tore her ACL and missed the remainder of the year. “She had surgery almost right after and she looks strong this year. She has a knee brace, but it doesn’t seem to slow her down,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “I’m proud of her for her mental fortitude and how she handled her injury, her attitude and work ethic and coming back and being a great leader.” Florek said she doesn’t feel pressure being the only senior, “but I definitely feel like it’s a leadership role that I’m ready to handle and ready to take on.” “I’m going to try to bring everyone together and push everyone to try their best every game, every practice and make sure everyone’s working hard,” said Florek, a four-year player. “Most of us have been playing together for a while and we’ve been working well together, so far.” Fenzel-Mergott’s roster consists of 11 players. Eight of the Seahawks are veterans. Freshmen Lexi VanKirk and Rachel Florek, Erin’s sister, are new to the squad. Sophomore Elle Bargar competed for the JV team last year, but was moved up to varsity for the playoffs. Fenzel-Mergott said she is optimistic for the 2013-14 season. “The girls are working really hard. They’re very coachable, so I think anything can happen,” the coach said. “We’re looking for the team to be united. We want to be cohesive and get better every day.” The team is strong at the guard position. Veterans Florek, junior point guard Jillian Petito and sophomore Dayona See GIRLS on Page 35A


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Girls working hard and Fenzel-Mergott says she’s optimistic Godwin are experienced players and they are comfortable on the court together. “We’re all excited for the season. I’ve just got to keep pumping them up and if they’re doing [well, let them know],” said Godwin, a two-year varsity player. “We would like to win Baysides this year. Last year we were close. It’s going to take a hard effort.” Continued from Page 34A

SPORTS 35A

OC soccer camp Dec. 26-28 (Dec. 6, 2013) Ocean City Recreation and Parks will again host Winterfest Soccer Camp during the Christmas school break. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-16 and includes top-notch instruction and first-rate fun. Camp Director Allen Justis, assistant soccer coach at Wesley College, is back and looking forward to another intensive and fun threeday training session. Winterfest Soccer Camp will be held Dec.26 – 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Northside Park Recreation Complex, 200 125th Street, in Ocean City. All

campers will receive a soccer ball, t–shirt and plenty of giveaways. Participants will also receive a photo with their coaches, a certificate of completion, and a pizza party on their last day. The cost of this camp for Ocean City residents is $70 and the cost for non-residents is $80. Space is limited. To register online, visit www.oceancitymd.gov or stop by Northside Park for a registration form. Camp gift certificates are also available. For additional information, contact Lynda Brittingham at 410-250-0125.

OCMC hosts first rockfish tourney (Dec. 6, 2013) The Ocean City Marlin Club will host its first annual Rockfish Tournament Dec. 9-15. Anglers may fish any number of days during the tournament and do not have to be members of the Marlin Club to enter. Registration will take place at the OCMC Clubhouse on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. E-mail Tournament Chairman Colin Campbell at colin@holystonestudios.com for more information.

WINTER FOOTBALL

SPECIALS

Sunday Dec. 8

Time

Indianapolis @ Cincinnati Cleveland @ New England Oakland @ NY Jets Kansas City @ Washington Minnesota @ Baltimore Atlanta @ Green Bay Buffalo @ Tampa Bay Miami @ Pittsburgh Detroit @ Philadelphia Tennessee @ Denver St. Louis @ Arizona Seattle @ San Francisco NY Giants @ San Diego Carolina @ New Orleans

1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 1:00PM 4:05PM 4:25PM 4:25PM 4:25PM 8:30PM

Monday Dec. 9

Time

Last Week Scores –

Week 13

Dallas @ Chicago

PACKERS 10/LIONS 40 RAIDERS 24/COWBOYS 31 STEELERS 20/RAVENS 22 TITANS 14/COLTS 22 JAGUARS 32/BROWNS 28 BUCCANEERS 6/PANTHERS 27

8:40PM

BEARS 20/VIKINGS 23 PATRIOTS 34/TEXANS 31 CARDINALS 21/EAGLES 24 DOLPHINS 23/JETS 3 FALCONS 34/BILLS 31 RAMS 13/ 49ERS 23

BENGALS 17/CHARGERS 10 BRONCOS 35/CHIEFS 28 GIANTS 24/REDSKINS 17 SAINTS 7/SEAHAWKS 34

SAM ADAMS WHITE CHRISTMAS 6PK BOTTLES

$8.79

Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite 30PKS

$19.99

NATURAL LIGHT 30PKS

$14.89

HEINEKEN 12 PACK BOTTLES

$14.79

!!CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!!

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LOCALSBEERANDWINE

443-664-6788

RT. 50 at Jerry Mack Rd. Just West of Herring Creek Bridge 9939 Jerry Mack Rd. Ocean City, MD 21842

NFL GAME SPECIALS $2.00 16oz Miller Lite & Coors Lite Drafts $2.00 Rail Drinks (Some Restrictions Apply) Happy Hour Food Specials & More • Wings • 1/2 lb Steamed Shrimp • Steamed Clams • Mussels & More (Bar & Pub Areas Only) During All Live NFL Games

Rt. 54 Fenwick Island, Delaware 302-539-3915 • Maryland 410-250-1112

HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 00 FOR EVERY $50 OFF YOU SPEND 00 FOR EVERY $100 OFF YOU SPEND

5 $ 10 $

SHOP TAX FREE Open Everyday 8-8 Sunday 9-5

Bring in this ad for discount.

Exp. 12/13/13


Ocean City Today

OPINION www.oceancitytoday.net

PAGE 36A

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Even charity needs a business strategy

Now is hardly the time to go nitpicking away at the holistic reasons for the fire that killed a pastor and a client of his church’s generous food pantry. There are a handful of places from Ocean City to West Ocean City where a person needing a helping hand can go. We think there should be more management oversight of food distribution from parcels of sustaining, nutritious foods all the way down to a simple cup of coffee. We are not saying that outreach by churches or any other group for that matter is a bad thing. Please. We’re just asking that be it Worcester County, the Town of Ocean City or even Diakonia, a place which already has a smart business plan in place, an individual or an organization needs to bring every group that is handing out a cup of coffee or a cup of hope together to discuss best practices. That a man who allegedly set himself on fire was able to get through to the wooden St. Paul’s by-the Sea’s door and into its Shepherd’s Crook says to us that there needs to be a different way. Nobody would ever suggest turning a person away. We know that every person in mental trauma isn’t going to set him or herself afire. We also know that sometimes we can’t protect every individual from himself or herself. No, we’re not suggesting that our charitable groups are going to be able to take 100 percent care of the homeless. Indeed, there are those who are homeless because of their mental illness, and some who even refuse help. We wonder if the fire starter was screened or evaluated at a previous time. Are there steps that can be taken in the future so that even the act of a good deed has a controlled system in place? The selfless act of charity needs a business plan. We gently ask that each charity evaluate its plans, and if there is a need, ask other similar groups for help. Don’t let what happened last Tuesday just be forgotten by time. There is an opportunity here. An opportunity to save lives.

Ocean City Today P.O. Box 3500, Ocean City, Md. 21843 Phone: 410-723-6397 / Fax: 410-723-6511.

EDITOR .................................................... Phil Jacobs MANAGING EDITOR ............................ Lisa Capitelli STAFF WRITERS.......... Nancy Powell, Zack Hoopes STAFF WRITER/COPY EDITOR.......... Clara Vaughn ACCOUNT MANAGERS ...................... Mary Cooper, ................................................................Shelby Shea ADVERTISING ASSISTANT ................ Megan Elkins CLASSIFIEDS/LEGALS MANAGER .... Terry Burrier SENIOR DESIGNER .............................. Susan Parks GRAPHIC ARTISTS .......... Kelly Brown, Kaitlin Sowa .................................................................. Debbie Haas PUBLISHER .................................... Stewart Dobson ASSISTANT PUBLISHER ...................... Elaine Brady COMPTROLLER .............................. Christine Brown ADMIN. ASSISTANT .................................. Gini Tufts Ocean City Today is published weekly by FLAG Publications, Inc. at 8200 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Ocean City Today is available by subscription at $150 a year. Visit us on the Web at www.oceancitytoday.net.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK

Craft a bowl, fill it with soup, help the hungry PHIL JACOBS ■ Editor

So, there’s something that we can all actually do for a good cause and that involves creativity. It’s the first annual Empty Bowl Project and it’s a partnership between the Art League of Ocean City and Diakonia. “We work with the Art With A Heart Project,” said ALOC Executive Director Rina Thaler. “There is a need here,” said Thaler. “Diakonia runs a homeless shelter and a food pantry, and there’s a growing need for their services. From our perspective, we want to bring art into the community and make it part of the community, empowering people to allow art to help them help others.” When the Ocean City Center for the Arts opened its pottery studio, it talked with Diakonia about ways to raise awareness about its cause. The result is the Empty Bowl Project. On this past Tuesday afternoon, several volunteers came to the center’s beautiful 94th street building and made bowls from clay. So there are options here, all of them good ones. First, there are still three bowl-making dates, Dec. 17, Jan. 7 and 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Art League. Volunteers then have four

PHOTO COURTESY ART LEAGUE OF OCEAN CITY

The Art League of Ocean City is hosting the Empty Bowl Project, where people can come and craft a soup bowl to benefit Diakonia.

choices. They can make a bowl at one of the sessions for absolutely no fee. Option two – they purchase the bowl in advance for $20. The idea is that some may like their bowls and want to buy them. Third option – bowl crafters can come to the Starving Artist Dinner, scheduled for Jan. 31, from 5-8 p.m. They purchase a ticket entitling them to a bowl filled with soup, and they can purchase drinks at the cash bar. Fourth option – make a bowl and come to the event. Local restaurants will be providing the soup and bread for the evening. It’s such a win-win. “We’re getting all kinds of individuals and groups to participate,” said Thaler. We’ve got kids from the (Berlin) Intermediate School to Di-

akonia volunteers. The great thing is that we never had the facility before to do this kind of programming, so now we have so many more ways to serve the community.” ALOC received a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to help underwrite some of the expenses. So make a bowl, fill it with soup and contribute to both Diakonia and the Art League. There’s a great deal we can do together to help one another this time of year. Sometimes it’s a matter of making a bowl and filling it with soup. I can guarantee you that the bowl you make and soup you fill it with will end up feeding a child, maybe a family at Diakonia. It’s going to taste good for the stomach but mostly for the soul.


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

By Stewart Dobson

By all accounts, the 113th Congress is the least productive of all time, which is like saying if it weren’t for the weight of the shell, a snail would be less slow. While the recent finding is not new to anyone who spends part of his or her day in a conscious state, the real bulletin is that we now know who’s to blame for the problem. In separate, but almost simultaneously issued statements, both sides in the continuing Capitol Hill argument have agreed on where the fault lies: the other guy. They further suggest that if we could just eliminate the other guy, we would have peace and prosperity as well as endless sunny days, not to mention bluebirds sitting on our shoulders as we whistle while we work. Unfortunately, with all these other guys in charge, or not, no one in Congress is allowed to occupy the center, which would explain why legislation is pending at this very moment to recall the word “center” from the English language. Obviously, there would be problems

with this, as is evidenced by the mounting controversy over whether the Centers for Disease Control should be called the Left-of-Centers for Disease Control or the Right-of-Centers for … you see where this is going. More easily decided in a rare compromise was that the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition be renamed the Undecided for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Meanwhile, the foreign policy debate continues as members of both houses demand that Central America be called to accounts unless it goes with West America, East America or Middle America. Even Federal Center Metro has come up under scrutiny, with the result being a common sense compromise: It will now be known as Federal Right Metro going in one direction and Federal Left Metro in the other. There is something to be said for declaring a position, however, as few people identify with nothing at all. That was apparent many years ago – and this is true – when my father and a fellow soldier from New York were hitchhiking home after a pre-World War II training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. They were given a ride by a North Carolina man and woman who asked their passengers where they were from. “New York,” said the one soldier. “A damn yankee,” the woman snarled. “Where you from, son?” she asked my father. “Maryland,” he replied. “Harrumph,” she growled back at him. “I’d rather be a damn yankee than damn nothing.”

OPINION 37A

Open Every Morning

6 am for Breakfast • Dinner 4-9 pm Lite Fare 9-10 pm Breakfast Special $5.99 Includes Coffee Lunch Specials $6.99

Welcome Golfers!

Editor, Having lived here and adopted animals from the Humane Society for 30 years, I am totally amazed and disgusted with the actions of the group responsible for Kenille Davies dissmissal. They are taking a project born of love and devotion and turning it into a business. I guarantee that the backers

Edi Ocean tor Ci

ty Tod ay

Mail your letter to Ocean City Today, P.O. Box 3500 Ocean City, Md. 21843 or e-mail editor@oceancitytoday.net

All letters are subject to editing for clarity and potentially libelous material

Join Today!

Friday - Crab Cakes with 2 Sides $12.99 Saturday - NY Strip w 2 Sides $13.99 Sunday - Football Specials Monday - 10oz Prime Rib with 2 Sides $12.99 Tuesday - $6 Cheeseburger Wednesday - 4pc Fried Chicken with 2 sides $10.99 Thursday - Liver & Onions with 2 sides $9.99 HAPPY HOUR 3-7 Every Day

Breakfast with Santa

Wine of the Month: Domino Chardonnay & Zen of Zin Red Zin $4/Glass or $12/Bottle

Sunday Football Specials

.50 raw oysters, $9.99 Oyster Chesapeake, $5.99 Oyster Stew, $6 Fried Oysters, $8.99 Soft Shell Crab Sandwich & More

December 22nd 9am-12pm 2-2-2 for $2.22

Live Entertainment Friday December 6th

Chris Button 7-10pm Saturday December 7th

Scott Glorioso 7-10pm Friday Dec.13th

Kevin Poole 7-10pm Saturday Dec. 14th

Michael Smith 7-10pm Thursday Dec. 19th

Brenda Golden & Michael Smith 7-10pm

Hours 6am to 11pm 9636 Stephen Decatur Hwy Corner RT 611 & Sunset Ave., West Ocean City 410-213-9204

We Know

F L OO RS

and volunteers of the WCHS will not be as devoted as they are now. This is what the innocent animals will suffer from. It is easy to see that this is a mean, lying and spiteful group unworthy of any trust. As usual I suspect a financial motive behind this move but I can't prove it at this time. These people should be ashamed of themselves. Tom Boenzli West Ocean City

GOT MAIL?

1/2 Price Entrées on Wednesdays Every $300 Spent Earn a $15 Gift Card

12/6 thru 12/19 Dinner Specials

READERS’ FORUM

Bad news for humane society

Loyalty Golf Club Members

• Offers a superior level of care & health benefits. • Minimizes allergens, dust, mold, and odors. • Encourages better air quality in your home.

Beautiful Showroom Huge Selection Knowledgeable Sales Professionals Free No Obligation Price Estimates The Prescription For a Healthier Home

HOMEWORKS HARDWOOD

CARPET

LAMINATE

TILE

• Hypo-allergenic and 100% recyclable antimicrobial premium carpet cushion. • Provides genuine benefits for Allergy Sufferers.

VINYL

AND MORE

85th & Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 • (410) 524-5454 Open 7 Days a Week • Mon. thru Thur. 9 til 5 • Fri. & Sat. 9 til 6 • Sun. 10 til 4

Flooring Only: Hickman’s Beach Plaza Est, Rt. 1 Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (302) 537-5300 • Open 7 Days a Week • Mon. thru Sat 9 til 5 • Sun 10 til 4

For FREE Measure and Financing Pre-Approval Visit www.homeworkscarpetone.com • No Sales Tax on Installations in Delaware


Ocean City Today

38A NEWS

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Chri stma s C raft Sh ow and Christmas Parade De ce m b er 6 -8 , 2 01 3 Gold Coast Ma ll Ocea n C ity, MD

~Handmade Crafts~ ~ Baked good s to benefit St. Jude’ s~ ~C ol lecti on drop off for toys f or tots~ ~ Salvati on Army bell ringers ~ Fri day @ 1 :0 0 pm P erforma nc e b y SDHS Show Choir Satu rday @ 1 1: 00 a m Christmas Parade Sa turd ay 2: 00 -4: 00 pm Ra ven s Ca pt. D ee-Fen se

Sunda y C hris tmas tea 1:0 0- 3:0 0 pm to benefi t St. Jud e’s E ntert ain men t all w eekend l on g

SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Harpist Kara Dahl Russell, the classical music host on WSCL-FM, 89.5 Delmarva Public Radio, performs Baroque and modern pieces as well as traditional pieces on the theme, “The Mystery of Christmas,” at the Ocean City branch of the Worcester County Library on Wednesday.

THE ART LEAGUE OF OCEAN CITY

EMPTY BOWL PROJECT Join the Art League of Ocean City to Help End Hunger

Here is how you can help!

Join us on the following dates to create a bowl December 3 • December 17 • January 7 • January 11 1-3pm Anyone in the community is invited to make a bowl free of charge. You must register in advance by calling 410-524-9433

THEN

Join us for the “Starving Artist” Dinner January 31, 2014 • 5-8pm

For $20 You can purchase one of the Handcrafted bowls, fill it with soup donated by local restaurants and help the hungry!

sponsored by a grant from the Community Foundation

Proceeds to benefit Diakonia and the Art League of Ocean City For more information and details contact:

94 Street Bayside • Ocean City, MD • www.artleagueofoceancity.org


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

NEWS 39A


Ocean City Today

40A NEWS



DECEMBER 6, 2013

 



 









Voted Best est Waterfr Waterfrront

Dining & Buff ufffets ets in Ocean City

 

FRIDAY, Y, DECEMBER DECEMB 6th & SA ATU TURD DAY, Y, DECEMBER DE 7th

NEW CENS SA ATION FULL CIRCLE





FRIDAY, Y, DECEMBER DECEMBE 13th & SA ATU TURD DAY, Y, DECEMBER DE 14th

&,&756;`(4+&#;5#674&#;Ĺ&#x201C;9pm - 1am



 

 

  



   



2); (60)22=Âł7

+098)2*6))1)29

(EMP]EQTQ %VI % VI=S =SY = SY6 6IEH] IEH]**SV SV77SQI SQI**SSXFEPP# SSXFEPP# 2*0 2 *07 7YRHE YRHE]8 8MG MGOIX ) )742 742 'SPPIKI ' SPPIKI+ +EQI EQI4 4PER PE R   , ,-()* -()*8:W W  ..YQFS YQFS, ,-()* -()*8 8:W :W Food Fo od & D Drink rink Specials Specials during d uring NFL NFL S Sunday unday T Ticket icke et

Famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;All You Can Eatâ&#x20AC;? HolidaayB y ufffet CANDLE LIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE

792132 ;)$9.95 ( &8 ,967 $12.95 Dinner Specials 5-10pm

50% OFF

Dinner Menu

Entrrees 5-7pm 5-7p +ROLGD\V 6SHFLDOV([FOXGHG

8,967(%=

Lobster Lunacy SPOE/REVWHU

*6-(%= %=  7%896(%=

20% OFF Dinner Menu Entrrees 5-7pm 5-

+ROLGD\V 6SHFLDOV([FOXGHG

7%896(%=

Brreakfast eakf Buffet

7am-10:30am, $GXOWV &KLOGUHQÂ&#x2021; 8QGHU)5((

Tuesdaay, December 24 ~ 5 pm U Un ntil 9 pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

Wednesdaay, December 25 ~ 1 pm Un Until 8 pm Adults $21.95 ~ Children 4-12 $15.95 ~ 3 & U Un nder FREE

BREAKFFAST WITH SURFINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SANTTA Saturdaay, December 7 & 14 ~ 8 am To 12 pm ~ Bufffet $11.95 Gifft & Picture With Santa

+ 

      

792(%= ;)(2)7(%=TQXSTQ

1/2 Price ce Steak Night Nig N New York York Strip p,, Delmonico or Filet Mignon p

792(%= Deluxxe Brrreakfast eakfast Buffet Buf

7am-1pm, $GXOWVÂ&#x2021;&KLOGUHQÂ&#x2021; 8QGHU)5((

20% OFF BO OTTLED WINES W with the purchase of an appetizer or entreĂŠ

Enjoy the Best From Our Award Winning Wine List!


CALENDAR 14

Dec. 6, 2013

CROSSWORD 12

DINING GUIDE 10

ENTERTAINMENT 5

Lifestyle

1B

www.oceancitytoday.net

‘Hots for Tots’ Chili Cookoff Sunday at Greene Turtle West CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer

Santa greets those viewing the 30th annual Ocean City Christmas parade last year. Below, classic cars are driven along Coastal Highway during the 2012 parade.

Resort’s Christmas parade makes way through town Sat. CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Each year, Ocean City marks the first Saturday of December with a procession of high school marching bands, antique cars, horses, llamas and holiday floats along Costal Highway. The annual Christmas Parade is back tomorrow, Dec. 7, making its way from 100th Street north to 115th Street at the Gold Coast Mall. “There’s people that come down here every year just for the Christmas Parade,” said organizer and Gold Coast Mall Manager Honi Jarvis. “It’s definitely a fun day,” town Communications Manager Jessica Waters said. More than 80 units will comprise this year’s colorful convoy, including three bands, Ocean City Elementary School’s OC Stars, Frontier Town, fire departments, city council members and the famous trio of llamas decked in festive attire, Jarvis said. Newcomers include Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt, Bayside Chapel on Route

54, the Worcester County Republican Central Committee and a surf, skate and ride group. Last year, almost 1,000 walked, drove and danced in the parade, with close to 3,000 lining the streets to watch and catch candy from the floats. Jarvis said she expects similar numbers this year. Spectators can watch the parade from along Coastal Highway on the 100th to 115th street stretch, though no one will be allowed on the median. The procession will travel north on the southbound side of Coastal Highway. Officials will start rerouting traffic around 9 a.m. on the day of the parade. There will be bleachers in the Gold Coast Mall parking lot for viewers to use and groups will perform their routines in front of the judges’ stand. The judges, members of the National

Judges Committee, will award trophies for the top three entries in each of nine categories: school marching bands, school floats, commercial floats, nonprofit floats, antique cars, fire companies, equestrian units, marching units and motorized vehicles. The awards ceremony will follow immediately after the parade inside the Gold Coast Mall, where visitors can also find Santa and puppet shows, donate to the Salvation Army or drop off toys at Toys for Tots. Registration is free for the parade and open until the end of today, Friday. To participate, call Honi Jarvis at 410524-9000. There is no rain date for the parade. The Gold Coast Mall Merchants Association sponsors the Ocean City Christmas Parade.

(Dec. 6, 2013) Chefs from area restaurants have been perfecting their recipes to vie for top honors at the Ocean City Parrothead Club’s 15th annual “Hots for Tots” Chili Cookoff this Sunday at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City. The cook-off doubles as a toy drive for the Ocean City Police Department and the Santa House and raises funds for Worcester G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a nonprofit helping children and vulnerable adults and families this holiday season. “It’s a great day to party with a purpose,” OCPHC President India Bandorick said in a release. “We anticipate hundreds of patrons throughout the day and over 25 different chili entries.” Chefs will dish up samples of chilies ranging from hot to mild in the audiencejudged competition. Attendees vote on their favorite recipe to determine which restaurant will take home the top prize. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, drink specials and football games to watch during the event. Last year, more than 500 came out to Hots for Tots, raising more than $2,500 for Worcester G.O.L.D., Bandorick said. The Parrothead Club “adopted” 10 families — 25 children and 12 adults — for Thanksgiving and Christmas, said OCPHC member Bob Gilmore. “Over the past 10 years, working with Worcester G.O.L.D., our Parrothead Club has adopted hundreds of children and adults throughout Worcester County,” he said. This year, the club has adopted seven families consisting of 24 children and nine adults. One family is in Snow Hill and six live in Pocomoke. The 2012 Hots for Tots event also brought in one and a half police vansworth of donated toys for the Ocean City Police Department’s toy drive, Bandorick said. “It was a great day, especially for… the Ocean City Police Department and for Worcester G.O.L.D. and their families in need,” she said after the cook-off. Station 7 Restaurant on Route 707 in West Ocean City took home top honors last year for its “Firehouse Chili,” the same blend that took first place in the See SAMPLE on Page 2B


Ocean City Today

2B LIFESTYLE

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Sample chili blends provided by local restaurants during event contest in 2008. The restaurant will be back this year to defend its title. Also returning is the Ocean City Greene Turtle, which won 2012’s “Best of Show,” an award given to the serving station with the crowd’s favorite décor. Don Pielert and Mollie Wyatt donned Alice in Wonderland-themed attire while dishing out the restaurant’s “Mad Hatter’s Brew.” Mother’s Cantina, the West Ocean City Greene Turtle, Blue Ox and Harborside Grille are also on this year’s list, with more entries expected to pour in closer

Continued from Page 1B

% " # !

&

&

#

&

-

).+,

&

& " &! +$

$,# (-+

% #

&

#'

$

)!! !))

#

Appetizers should not be confused with hors d’oeuvres

,

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

% !)+ &

$ ,

Considered first course in meal while seated at table DEBORAH LEE WALKER  Contributing Writer

%"#

&

# %"

$

"#

!!&

"

+ !-

$

+,

'*)+-,

)' ,-$

#)$

+,

"

&

%"# #

"

)! (0 ** -$1 + )+ , &

(-+

(

)+ # &% ) +

2

"$ #

%"

2

,, +- !+)' ' (. () ,. ,-$-.-$)(,

) ,- & $"#/ 0 ( $-0 )* ( $&0 !)+ .( #

to the date, Bandorick said. The cost of admission to the 2013 Hots for Tots Chili Cookoff is $10 or a new, unwrapped children’s toy. Proceeds go to Worcester G.O.L.D. and all toys will go to the police department to be donated to the Santa House. The Hots for Tots cook-off runs from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 8, at the West Ocean City Greene Turtle on Route 611. For more information on the event, visit www.ocphc.com and click on the Chili Cookoff link, call 410-213-1500 or email ocphc@comcast.net.

$(( +

(Dec. 6, 2013) The holiday season is upon us and Madison Avenue is flooding the market with advertisement. My eyes are mesmerized as the TV flashes images of mouthwatering food. Ivan Pavlov would have been proud that his research also pertained to two-legged subjects. I beseech my inner being to resist the festive temptations. But in the moment, I question am I really hungry or is my appetite blind to the word “satisfaction.” As a seeker of truth, I delve into the archives of physiology. But after much painstaking exploration, I come up with a simple conclusion. The practical difference between hunger and appetite is: when one is hungry, you eat one slice of pizza. After that, your appetite may lead you to eat two or more slices because of the delectable taste. I must confess my mouth is watering from the sins of yearning. Appetite is translated in my narrow mindedness to “appetizer.” The tantalizing little morsels are not to be confused with hors d’oeuvres. Appetizers are the first course in a meal while seated at the table. Their purpose is whet the appetite, but should not be filling. Quoting William and Mary Morris’ Dictionary of The Word and Phrase Origins: The French phrase hors d’ oeuvres literally means “outside the works.” Originally it was an architectural term referring to an outbuilding not incorporated into the architect’s main building. The phrase was borrowed by French culinary experts to indicate appetizers customarily served apart from the main course. Hors d’ oeuvres are multiple bite-size samplings passed around on trays or spread out on a serving table with other

selections. They should be eaten with one’s fingers or toothpicks. If one is having a small dinner party and decides to add hors d’ oeuvres to the menu, think in terms of three. The mirror is a reflection of the perils of obsession. “No” should mean “no,” but the risk of being one’s best friend allows the walls of discipline to crumble into a frenzy of fascination. Out of desperation, I continue the path of downsizing and turn my attention to the subject of canapés; maybe my salvation is finally surfacing and there is hope. The word canape originally meant a canopy of mosquito netting over a couch or bed. In time it came to mean an actual bed or divan. Today, the definition is a bit of bread or cracker with a tasty mixture of meat, cheese, or fish spread on it. In reality, a canape is a small, savory hors d’ oeuvre. The assessment of brilliance can be challenged when dealing with diminutive, culinary feats. The subject matter instantly tickles my senses and prompts me to discuss the final minuscule nibbling. An amuse-bouche is a tiny creation sent as a gift from the chef. It is one bite that tends to be complex in both flavors and garniture, and enables the master to show off his creativity and skills. I am at peace. I know size is a variable that has no measurement when it comes to proficiency. The hustle and bustle lends credence to small offerings. Pork meatballs infused with sage, fennel seeds, and creamy ricotta nestled in a crispy coating of panko is fitting for this celebratory time of year. The little balls of joy can be made in advance and frozen for future use. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup ricotta 2 teaspoons canola oil plus extra for frying See PREPARE on Page 3B


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

LIFESTYLE 3B

Prepare ricotta meatballs in advance, freeze for future use 2. Add pork and form 1½ inch meatballs. 3. In a large saute pan, heat 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees. 4. Working with 1 meatball at a time, dredge in flour and shake off any excess flour. Dip in egg mixture; again, allow excess to drip back into bowl. Roll meatball in panko, pressing gently to coat. 5. Working in batches, carefully lower meatballs into oil. Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown and crisp. Place on cooling rack for 2 minutes and serve immediately. Optional - serve with warm marinara sauce. SECRET INGREDIENT: Indulgence “There are limits to self-indulgence, none to restraint.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup celery, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted, lightly crushed 1½ teaspoons dried sage 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 8 ounces ground pork 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs plus 2 teaspoons water, whisked 2 cups plain panko bread crumbs Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1. In a large bowl, add ricotta, 2 teaspoons oil, garlic, celery, shallots, fennel seeds, sage, and red pepper flakes. Mix thoroughly.

Continued from Page 2B

Lily-Belle wins top awards at dog show Restaurant & Pub

CLARA VAUGHN  Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Denise Milko loves competition. That’s how she became one of the area’s top realtors with Holiday Real Estate, earning top honors with the Diamond Award and locally famous for her “Got Milko” advertisements where she dons the iconic milk mustache. A trip to the doctor nearly 10 years ago, however, revealed that she needed to change her seven-workdays-a-week lifestyle. “My blood pressure was sky-high,” Milko said. “It was time to slow down my lifestyle a bit, do something I loved.” Taking her passion for competition from the workplace to the arena, she soon rose to the top in the world of competitive dog shows with her Italian Greyhound Lily-Belle. The 7-year-old purebred came out of retirement in October to win Multiple Best In Show and Multiple Best In Specialty Shows awards at the 2013 Italian Greyhound Club of America (IGCA) National Dog Show in Sacramento, Calif. “You never have a veteran win a national (show),” Milko said. “It’s a very, very rare win.” Lily-Belle has earned other prestigious awards, including winner of the Best of Breed (BOB) two years in a row at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and No. 1 Italian Greyhound in the nation for more than two years. She’s been featured in the Washington Post and earned a spread in Italian See DOG on Page 4B

!,00 %#! $# !,*

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENISE MILKO

Denise and Jerry Milko’s Italian Greyhound Lily-Belle came out of retirement to win Multiple Best In Show and Multiple Best In Specialty Shows awards as a 7-year-old veteran during the 2013 Italian Greyhound Club of America National Dog Show in October.

#

*

$

&'

$ #

!

% "$ "$&

$ $

!

3'0&

.04 .'2'

-*

1*-

$3$/4 %/(# 4 3'0&

1*-

,2/ ,,1! )) $ #.2 /1$/0

$ %% !

" "!'& && $ $ *%& $% " " !! $

1

--4 ,1.

$",+# $ 0,+ " %& '$ *

$3$/4 12$0# 4

,,0 )) #+1

"+ "+ ' # ! %

"$

$* * % $* , " "$ "'! $ %&" $ #

0

1+

" $"

%

--4 ,2/

%

*

-*

,%%$+ 2/&$/

/2+"'

01." 4

%

!

&

!

-,/10

&% $ ! " %& $ % & $ $ & #

$ #.2 /1$/0

1+" 4 5

%

*

#

-*

"" )&

"'% . '$ $ & ) * *"' & $( ! '& $ % " % )

()4

% *"'$

/ -$"( )

$& ! $ ) & ) -$ % $( !

,,/0 (&'1 ())$/ (1$ ,20$

/ %10

(+$0

//4 21 3 () !)$ 5 -$+ 40 2+1() * 5 1)) *#+1 0 !,00 %#! $# !,* 5 0 #0& +4 # !& !.,// $.,* # ,),+4 '(# 1/ ,+

!# ,,(


Ocean City Today

4B LIFESTYLE

HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Don’t let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week’s end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it — and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else you’re doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family member’s personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don’t be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the “gold” is starting to flake off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting.

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Dog is Milko’s ‘heart and soul’ Greyhound Magazine. The champion embodies the breed with “shear elegance and grace,” Milko said. But Milko wasn’t always the owner of a champion. Her first jump into Italian Greyhounds didn’t go as planned when her dog, Baxter, grew to nearly four times the ideal size of the toy breed and began going blind. “He stays in our house and will never want for anything,” she said. “He’s treated like a little prince.” The Milkos, Denise and her husband Jerry, then purchased their second Italian Greyhound, Lily-Belle. At 6 months old she took home her first win at a Salisbury Kennel Club show, drawing attention from onlookers and judges. “That’s when we knew that we really had a good dog on our hands,” Milko said. “She was so perfect and so beautiful.” To take Lily-Belle to the top, Milko connected with American Kennel Club handler Greg Strong, of Easton, who’s been with her for seven years since. “He’s taken her to No. 1 in the country,” Milko said. “He’ll probably be my handler for life.” But the Milkos continue to have an active hand with their show dogs, attending almost every show in their motor home and working side-by-side with Strong.

Continued from Page 3B

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENISE MILKO

Denise Milko and Lily-Belle

Though she has stepped back into the real estate business since entering the world of dog shows, Milko still refers to Lily-Belle as her “heart and soul.” Lily-Belle’s California win will qualify her to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City in February, though Milko is not sure she will compete. As she describes its, the veteran win was almost fated: “When your dog wins Best in Show, it’s a traditional to tie a knot in the lead,” Milko explained. “(Her handler) happened to look down and saw a new knot.” He left the knot and as Milko put it, “the rest is history.”

Serving the Entire Menu Daily, Year Round 11 am - 1:30 am

75th St. & The Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842 W in te r 2013- 20 14

Daily Half Price Specials

Sunday

served with choice of 2 sides

TWIN CRAB CAKE DINNER

Monday

CRAB IMPERIAL DINNER

Tuesday

TWIN CRAB CAKE DINNER

Wednesday

STUFFED FLOUNDER DINNER

Thursday

FLASH FRIED SHRIMP DINNER 11AM to CLOSE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A BEVERAGE NO COUPONS NO SUBSTITUTIONS

H A P P Y H O UR Monday Thru Friday 4pm-7pm

Live Entertainment

ALOC’s Holiday Open House Dec. 6 at Center for the Arts (Dec. 6, 2013) The Art League of Ocean City will host a Holiday Open House at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy some violin duets performed by Monika and Summer Lilley while you take in the beautiful artwork by ALOC members in the Thaler Gallery. The Corporate Sponsor will be the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore who will be available to distribute information about the resources it provides. The featured restaurant will be Mother’s Cantina. The reception is free and open to the public. Featured in the Galleria will be the winners from this year’s monthly exhibits. It includes more than 40 works by artists that have won either first, second, third or honorable mentions and a wide variety of mediums from photography, to pastels, oils, mixed media, watercolors, acrylics and three dimensional work. Artists Christina Jarmolinski and Rob de Koter will share the artist in residence studio during December. Jarmolinski is a contemporary, visual artist and de Koter is a web designer and See MONTHLY on Page 7B

We i

nvite

you to ou A r Chr n n u i a stma l Ente “Th rtainment s Par Wed in Ice” Provided ty D

nesd B ay, D ance B y a 6:00 ecember nd p.m. 11th We w ill be at th taking Wor e doo d ceste r for onation r Co s the unt wh

y

i

Chri ch will entit Humane le yo stma S s Bu u to our ociety ffet D MadThank Y inner ou in lyn A and Bill dvance y Ca rder

LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Never a Cover Sunday Thru Thursday FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th - FULL CIRCLE 9PM 10pm-2am SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th - NO BYSCUYTS 9PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH “THIN ICE” DANCE BAND 6PM

www.bjsonthewater.com


Ocean City Today

ENTERTAINMENT www.oceancitytoday.net

DECEMBER 6, 2013

PAGE 5B

APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-2139204 Dec. 6: Chris Button Dec. 7: Scott Gliorioso Chris Button

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Dec. 6: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 7: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 8: DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 12: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 Dec. 6: Full Circle, 9 p.m. Dec. 7: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m. Dec. 11: Christmas Party w/Thin Ice, 5-8 p.m.

HARPOON HANNA’S Route 54 and the bay Fenwick Island, Del. 800-227-0525 302-539-3095 Every Friday: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m. Every Wednesday: Aaron Howell, 7 p.m.

CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com Dec. 6: Phil Perdue FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 Dec. 6: OCPD Toy Drive/Customer Appreciation Party w/Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m.; DJ Hook, 9 p.m. Dec. 7: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Trip Wire, 10 p.m.Dec. 8: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9: Bryan Clark, 5:309:30 p.m. GALAXY 66 66th Street, bayside 410-723-6762 Dec. 6: The Philly George Project, 8 p.m. to midnight

HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 Dec. 6: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; Lower Case Blues, 9 p.m. Dec. 7: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.

Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: Tom Low, 4 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside 410-524-7499 Dec. 6: Eddie, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys 9:30 p.m. J/R’S 131st Street 410-250-3100 Dec. 6: Bob Hughes, 5 p.m. Dec. 7: Howard on the Piano, 5 p.m. OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 Every Friday and Saturday: DJ Dusty, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 6-7: New Censation SCHOONER’S RESTAURANT In the Princess Royale 91st Street and the ocean 410-524-7777

NEW CENSATION Ocean Club: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7

Every Friday and Saturday: Harry O, 7-11 p.m. SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 Dec. 6: Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dec. 7: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.; Generation Next, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 12: Locals Christmas Party w/Opposite Directions, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; DJ Cruz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

HOOTERS Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd. West Ocean City 410-213-1841 Dec. 7: Landers Heinz & Pic HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Friday and Saturday:

EDDIE

GENERATION NEXT

Johnny’s Pizza & Pub: Friday, Dec. 6, 9:30 p.m.

Seacrets: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Dec. 6: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys Dec. 7: Lauren Glick Band


Ocean City Today

6B ENTERTAINMENT

DECEMBER 6, 2013

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Displaying the ugly Christmas sweaters they embellished with lights are, from left, Tom Janasek, Robert Spano, Randi Meehan, Bill Spano, Krystal Spano, Bevvie Spano and T.J. Janasek. They were visiting Berlin shops during Arts Night last Friday.

Jett Walsh of Berlin sits atop the shoulders of Larry Capps of Glen Burnie to get a better view of Berlin’s Christmas tree last Friday.

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Waiting for the Christmas tree to be lit outside the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin last Friday are Cindy Butta, left, and Beth Moore Kennedy, both of Baltimore.

Lukas Washburn of Salisbury with Heather Barrett and Haden Gracie of Bishopville wait for a horse-drawn carriage ride in Berlin last Friday.

Peter Ayers Wimbrow III is host of the 100th birthday celebration of his mother, Margaret Wimbrow, at Antipasti Restaurant in Ocean City on Saturday. Mrs. Wimbrow read, “The Night Before Christmas,” to the many guests. OCEAN CITY TODAY/ NANCY POWELL

OCEAN CITY TODAY/NANCY POWELL

Former Worcester County Sheriff Charles “Chuck” Martin makes small talk with Margaret Wimbrow of Berlin, who celebrated her 100th birthday at Antipasti Restaurant in Ocean City on Nov. 30.


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

Monthly exhibit winners will be featured in ALOC Galleria photographer. After graduating high school in Connecticut, Jarmolinski studied art in Austria at the Oskar Kokoshka’s School of Art, in Munich and the University of Trier. She also completed an apprenticeship in ceramic sculpting and an apprenticeship in painting and drawing. Some of her accomplishments include stage designing in the Augsburg Opera House, instructing painting, mixed media, ceramics and meditations for  more than  20 years in colleges and museums in Europe. She also owned and curated more than five galleries in Germany and in the United States. Jarmolinski’s work is shown internationally and her art is being collected in many countries. De Koter specializes in web design with a Content Management System. He is a photographer with experience in photo journalism of his travels and photography of objects of art: paintings, 3-D works and sculptures. He has a Photo

Continued from Page 4B

Journalism degree from the Dutch “Fotovakschool,” College of Photography in Holland, and he also graduated in Information Technology at Dirksen in Arnhem Holland specializing in web design. He has been very successful as a photographer and a web designer with his nautical photographs being published in shipping related magazines and he has developed websites for artists and art institutions. He runs his own business, Rob de Koter Web Design and Photography.   Beverly Andrion  will  be in the Member’s Spotlight for December. She has   been studying and painting for 10 years with many well-known artists. Presently, along with the ALOC, she also belongs to the Delaware Water Color society, the Rehoboth Art League, and the Cape Artist where she shows her work regularly. The OC Center for the Arts is located at 502 94th Street bayside and the galleries are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the ALOC Web site, www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

LIFESTYLE 7B

Silent auction to benefit Art League Scholarship Fund (Dec. 6, 2013) A silent auction to benefit the Art League of Ocean City’s scholarship fund is being held at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. Local artist, Jordan Koehler, has donated her original painting, “For Five Hundred Years,” to the Art League to raise funds for its scholarship program. This large abstract painting is 58 inches by 79 inches. The minimum bid is $600 with minimum increments of $100. The auction will close Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. Money generated will benefit the Art League’s scholarship fund. The scholarships benefit Worcester County residents wishing to pursue a degree in visual arts. Koehler graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Fine Arts. She shares studio space with four other artists and professors. She believes that our world is made up of lines, from comet tails to D.N.A., and that everything is connected and sequential.









  Painting allows  Koehler to examine

what can be asserted about anything through form, color, and line the way cadmium red looks against teal blue. In her studio, she pays particular attention to her instincts and searches for meaning in each project. For Koehler, art-making is not about reason or story telling; it is a way for her to translate her emotional experience into a visual one. To place a bid, call the Art League of Ocean City at 410-524-9433 or e-mail info@artleagueofoceancity.org Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



OCEAN CITY OOCE CI Y SQUARE SSQUAR

1118TH ST ST. T BAYSIDE BA AYSIDE YSIDE O OCEAN CITY, MD

4410-524-2523

+DSS\+RXU(YHU\GD\‡)RRG 'ULQN6SHFLDOV

‡  ' $ , //<<  6 3 ( & , $ / 6  ‡ Tues & Wed : $ 6 OFF All Entrees E ntrees 7KXUVGD\3ULFH%XUJHUV 7KXUVGD\3ULFH%XUJHUV

OC Square - 120th St. OC MD

410-524-2609 Ocean Cit Cityy S Square quare Shopping S hopping Center under Renovation Renovation & New Ne w Management Management Av a i l a b l e 6 0 0 t o 4 8 5 0 S F * R e t a i l * O f f i c e * M e d i c a l

Ocean City Stt & Coastal H Hwy, City Square Square 118th S wyy, Ocean City, City, MD 21842 Please P lease contact: contact: Lisa Coleman | 301.793.4628 email: lisa_coleman_landf@msn.co lisa_coleman_landf@msn.com lisacoleman.lnf.com oleman.lnff.com m | website: website: lisa coleman.lnf


Ocean City Today

8B LIFESTYLE

DECEMBER 6, 2013

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Briddell graduates Air Force Airman Jamekia L. Briddell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warJ. Briddell fare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Briddell is the daughter of Janice Leonard and granddaughter of Virginia Brid-

dell, both of Berlin. She is a 2011 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School.

Accepting donations The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is accepting donations of Christmas gifts for critically ill children and their families. They will donate these toys and gifts to the Believe in Tomorrow House By The Sea, located on 66th Street in Ocean City. Examples of gifts include Legos, action figures, Disney Princess and Cars items, learning toys for younger children, sports balls such as basketballs footballs and soccer balls, cars, trucks and kites. The Believe in Tomorrow House By The Sea is one of five beach and mountain retreats operated by Believe in Tomorrow Chil-

dren’s Foundation. Critically ill children and their families can vacation at these facilities, helping to renew their spirits, mentally and physically, during the child’s treatments. Please bring donations to the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 17. For more information about the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, visit www.believeintomorrow.org.

their name and address, no matter where their location is. Thanks to those who have been making donations for this year’s drive and to those with their donations toward postage. Contributions and name collection will continue until Saturday, Dec. 7. Please contact Sarge Garlitz, 443-735-1942, firstsgt166@msn.com or John Granite, 302494-7499, poppygra3@msn.com to provide names and addresses or for any information.

Pines Players shows

Addresses sought Synepuxent Post #166 American Legion on 24th Street in Ocean City will be sending boxes of needed items to military troops. To make sure all local troops receive this year’s shipment, we need addresses. If you know of any military serving please, forward

Join Ocean Pines Players for a Christmas Holiday Bistro Theater variety show with fun for the whole family. Two shows only, Dec. 7and 8 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the Life Center on 103rd Street in Ocean City, across from the Clarion Hotel.  Continued on Page 9B

TRAINS • TRAINS • TRAINS NEW • USED • ALL BRANDS • ALL SCALES TRAIN SETS • ACCESSORIES • BUY • REPAIR WE TALK TRAINS

thru Dec. 31st h t 9 2 Nov.

2 013

For Over 37 Years

Walt’s Train Shop 8 Pitts Street • Berlin, MD • 410-641-2438 dhtrains@comcast.net • Thurs-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5

CLAUDIA NICHOLLS Agent

Midtown Professional Building 29 Broad Street, Unit 103 Berlin, MD 21811 PH: 410-641-4030 Fax: 410-641-4032

2 South Main St. • Berlin • 410-641-1080 www.ALittleBitSheepish.com

• Great Selection of Yarns for Knitters & Crocheters • Gift Certificates • Shawl Pins • Kits & Needle Sets

“Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there”®

Now Featuring the Art of

Customer Appreciation  

2 0 N . M a i n St r e et B er li n , M D 2 1 81 1

410-641-0333 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. TreasureChestJewelers.com



SALE

20%-50%

HOME OFFICES: BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS

Rolls • Breads Cakes • Pies • Desserts Gluten-Free Options

Place Your Christmas Order by Dec. 16th

Saturday Dec. 7 10AM-5PM

off in stock items (Alex & Ani excluded)

Randy Hofman

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES

You’ll love the way you

December is Charming (Now Thru December)

look at Victorian Charm

BRIGHTON OPEN HOUSE Now Thru November 27th FRI-SUN DEC. 6-8

BUY 2 CHARMS

GET 1 FREE

FREE TOTE

BUY A TOTAL OF $100 in GIFT CARDS & Receive a

cafe & gallery

4C Bay St. Berlin, MD • 410.641.1800 info@bakeddessertcafe.com www.bakeddessertcafe.com

Vera Bradley Zip ID FREE *While supplies last

with a $100 BRIGHTON PURCHASE!

NOW THRU DEC. 13TH

100 North Main St. • Historic Berlin

Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Fri. til 8 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 410-641-2998 www.VictorianCharm.biz Find us on Facebook


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

LIFESTYLE 9B

SENIOR SLANT

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Continued from Page 8B Enjoy holiday-themed songs, dance routines and comedy. Comfortable table seating and good food, beverages and dessert, all for the ticket price of $25. Children under 10 years of age, admission cost is $5. Adult admission includes two free glasses of wine. Doors open at 2 p.m. Showtime is at 3 p.m., with coffee and dessert at intermission. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 410-208-4707 to reserve seats.

Chapter of Distinction The Eastern Shore Chapter of Executive Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golf Association was recently named as a Chapter of Distinction by national headquarters. The Eastern Shore chapter was only one of three to receive the

award out of 120 chapters nationwide. The chapter was recognized for exceptional efforts in making a difference for members and the community. Some of the positive contributions the EWGA Eastern Shore chapter made include involving women in a game they can enjoy for life with a myriad of benefits such as exercise, stress reduction and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;me time,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; providing an outlet for members to make professional contacts and potentially grow their business, fulfilling a need by some to compete and making dreams come true for the winners of events and tournaments, giving members the opportunity to have fun, laugh, play and make friends for life, developing skills that can be used personally and professionally, and being a voice to the golf community through EWGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advocacy efforts and the giving of time, talents and finances to causes that are important to the

Taylor House Museum

region. If you would like to become involved in thelocal chapter, visit www.ewgaeasternshore.org.

Food donations Help support the local Maryland Food Bank this holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Bring non-perishable foods to truck located at Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Invited, 2805 Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City. Your donation entitles you to a chance to win a $50 gift card. This charity drive is combined with the inaugural Jingle Mingle event. Pick up a shopping card at Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Invited, complete the card and enter a drawing for more prizes. Participation in the shopping event is not required. Call 410-289-1704 for more information.

Visit Northside Park and be dazzled by Winterfest display IRISH KEMP  Contributing Writer (Dec. 6, 2013) Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we try to deceive. Did our tongues really turn black when we lied to our mom? Not too bright, I was the ripe old age of 6 before I tested her little truth or consequences, scam. See KEMP on Page 11B

Atlantic Hotel

Candlelight Tours Friday - Dec. 6, 13 & 20 5-7:30 PM Open Saturdays in December 1-4 PM

Daily Tours of the Decorated 118-year old Victorian Atlantic Hotel

Berlin Keepsake Ornaments

Breakfast with Santa Buckingham Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 7th, 8:30-10:30

New Year's Eve Celebration & Ball Drop December 31st, 10 PM, Downtown

The 2nd annual Berlin keepsake ornament will be for sale at various merchants in town. This year's keepsake is of the historic Atlantic Hotel!

Carriage Rides & Santa on Weekends Visit us in Berlin! Holiday All Occasions Balloons Fruit Baskets Full Service Wedding & Funeral Consultants

Offering all your Bridal Party needs in an intimate boutique setting. Beautiful accessories including jewelry, veils, headpieces and SPANX!

Private Champagne Appointments offered!

Dinners

Taking Fall Lodging

Holiday Parties

(443) 513-4248

Call 443.856.4755

11-3 AND BY APPOINTMENT

15 Harrison Ave. Berlin MD

9 S. MAIN ST. BERLIN, MD 21811

waysteadinn.com

Tuesday-Saturday www.BustleOnMain.com

110 N. Main St. Open 10AM-5PM Monday-Saturday Sunday 11AM-3PM

Educational Toys, Games, Puzzles, Art Supplies, Dollhouses and More

410-641-0601

COCONUT BAY TRADING COMPANY

Dec 6th 5-7pm

FREE Wine Tasting By 11 ARTISANS WAY BERLIN, MD 21811

Woodhall Vineyard with A Dream of Chocolate Music by RYAN PEREZ

Hip Ukulele 7-9PM .-AIN3Tp"ERLIN -$ WWWSISTERSGIFTSTORECOM 

(443) 513-4768 SEALAVIE5@GMAIL.COM

Dec. 7th 2-6pm

OYSTERFEST

103 N. Main St. â&#x20AC;˘ Historic Berlin

410-603-6278

115 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 21811 410­641­9370

Classic Antique Toys, Collectibles, Unique Gifts, Etc.

10% OFF ALL MERCHANDISE Valid thru 2/28/14

Tues. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat. 10­5 â&#x20AC;˘ Sun. 11­5 â&#x20AC;˘ Closed Mon.

GIRLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NIGHT OUT ~ FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH 5-8PM

ANTIQUES â&#x20AC;˘ JEWELRY BUDDHAS â&#x20AC;˘ ARTIFACTS RUSSIAN ICONS NAUTICAL ITEMS PAINTINGS â&#x20AC;˘ CURIOSITIES 18 William St. Berlin, MD 443-513-4012


10B LIFESTYLE

Ocean City Today

Ocean City Today

DINING GUIDE ■ CREDIT CARDS: V-Visa, MC-Master Card, AEAmerican Express, DIS-Discover ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ________________________________ ■ 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILLE, 9936 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City 410-2139204 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, year-round. Happy hour daily, 3-7 p.m. Entertainment Friday through Sunday. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ALEX’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-7717 / www.ocitalianfood.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Serving homemade Italian cuisine, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Elegant dining room with fireplace. Early bird specials every day from 5-6 p.m. ■ BILLY’S SUB SHOP, 78th Street, Ocean City, 410-524-2020; 118th Street, Ocean City, 410524-2020; 140th Street, Ocean City, 410-2501778; Route 54, Fenwick Shoals, Fenwick Island, Del., 302-436-5661 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Dine in, carry out, free Delivery. Open 7 days 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Ocean City’s most famous sub and pizza shop since 1959. An OC tradition where a sandwich is a meal, serving fresh dough pizza, subs, burgers, cones, shakes and sundaes with beach delivery available. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ CRABCAKE FACTORY, 120th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-4900; 25th Street, Ocean City 410-713-4180 / www.crabcakefactoryusa.com / $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily at 8 a.m. Menu selections are Eastern Shore favorites: creamed chipped beef, omlettes and daily breakfast special crab dishes. World famous Crabcakes served all day starting at 8 a.m. Other menu selections include Chicken Chesapeake, prime rib, steamed shrimp, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers and homemade soups. www.crabcakefactoryusa.com ships Crabcakes year-round. ■ DE LAZY LIZARD BREW PUB, 1st Street & Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City 410-289BREW / www.delazylizard.net / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Open Daily 11 a.m. Happy Hour 2–5 pm. Appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Featuring 50 revolving craft brews with two signature beers DeLazy Lizard Golden and Copper Ale brewed on premises By Rod Hillman & Rich Lawrence.

■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FENWICK CRAB HOUSE, 100 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-539-2500 / www.crabcakeexpress.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Carry-out available. Casual dining. Open for lunch and dinner. Big crabs are our specialty. Perfect crabcakes are our passion. Seven different fish served 15 different ways! Great local seafood, good times and good service is our mission. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / www.thegreeneturtle.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Casual waterfront dining serving seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads, wraps and pasta. Home of the “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment Thursday through Sunday. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Sea-food, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE, 31st Street, Ocean City, 410-289-2581; 128th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-2403 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days a week. We have proudly served Ocean City, Maryland for over 40 years. Known for All You Can Eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-MAE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOOTERS, Fifth Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-2690 and Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-1841 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS. Things are always getting better at Hooters! Fresh menu offering a number of ground chuck burgers, green salads, world famous chicken wings with 11 flavorful sauces and a fun children’s menu. Relax in the beach atmosphere or enjoy the outdoor seating. Happy hour every day, 3-7 p.m. Full bar available. Authentic Hooters merchandise in kids and adult sizes. Enjoy all the sports packages on large, flat screen TVs and

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Get a Direct Link to Your Business

Add a QR Code to your Dining Guide listing and give your patrons a direct link to your Web site, Facebook page, App, etc. Cost is $15 for current advertisers ~ $25 for new listings Contact a Sales Representative at 410-723-6397

great service by the delightful Hooters girls. Live entertainment. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Find out why we say, “Hooters makes you happy!” ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Proud to have Chef Shawn Reese creating beach-inspired dishes in both oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open yearround and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ HOUSE OF WELSH, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 1-800-311-2707 / www.houseofwelsh.net / $, $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600 / 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 - Johnny’s Special, Neptune’s Seafood Feast Pizza, and MD Blue Crab. Huge variety of calzones, subs, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Ocean City’s place for jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Coldest draft beer in town served in a chilled mug. Voted best sound system for live music. Carry out or delivery til 4 a.m. ■ J/R’S, 131st Street, Ocean City 410-2503100 / www.jrsribs.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s Menu / Full bar / Carry-out / Early bird specials daily. This is the PLACE for ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood and steamed crabs. Try our Ribs in our family oriented spacious dining room or cheer on your favorite team in our new enlarged sports bar. You’ve tried the Rest- Now try the Best. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ MERMAID COVE PUB, 33195 Lighthouse Road, Williamsville, West Fenwick, Del. 302436-0122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Full bar / Get ship-wrecked at the Mermaid Cove with pub, drink and food specials daily. Lump crab cakes, rock and mahi tacos, fried oyster sandwiches and platters are among the items to choose from. Breakfast served weekends. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Take-out available. ■ MIO FRATELLO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE, 38018 Fenwick Shoals Blvd., West Fenwick, Del. 302-436-6400 / miofratello.com / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere, specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta. Take out and delivery. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ PEAKY’S ROOFTOP RESTAURANT & BAR, 138th Street, Ocean City 410-250-ROOF / www.peakys.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Happy hour 4 pm-7pm everyday with great food and drink specials. More than 40 specialty martinis. Sunday All You Can Eat Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Shore Farewith something for everyone: fresh fish, lobster, certified angus steaks, prime rib and poultry. ■ 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.

■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410-5244900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SEASONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-524-1000 / www.carouselhotel.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., featuring a wide variety of entrees, seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SIMMER TIME, Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, next to Mio Fratello 302-436-2266 / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Fondue and more in an intimate atmosphere; small and large parties. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE ABBEY BURGER BISTRO, 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250-BEEF / www.abbeyburgerbistro.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Casual dining serving 14 House Specialty Burgers and Sandwiches, or build your own burger and choose from wide variety meats, vegetarian, cheeses and toppings. Menu includes salads, appetizers, sides and desserts. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-5398710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Fabulous raw bar serving the freshest raw oysters and clams, steamed shrimp, crab legs, mussels and oyster stew, made to order. “Fresh off the grill” items include rockfish, tuna, mahi mahi and salmon. Happy hour specials daily, 4-6 p.m. ■ UBER BAGELS & DELI, 126th Street, Ocean City 443-664-6128 / www.uberbagels.com / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Indoor and outdoor seating or carry out. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., everyday. Ocean City’s best bagel and deli featuring made-from-scratch, New York-style bagels. Full breakfast menu of bagels and spreads as well as egg sandwiches and lunch menu offers a huge selection of cold sandwiches featuring Boar’s head meats and cheeses. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus® burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

LIFESTYLE 11B

PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMP PHOTO COURTESY IRISH KEMP

Bob and Rita Chapman volunteer during a bazaar held at St. Andrews Center.

The O’Neills love socializing at Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del.

Kemp suggests those with December birthdays visit display SENIOR SLANT We were a one-mirror, family. My mom knew I wasn't about to climb 40 steps to the third floor to check out the color of the tongue. Almost as hard as trudging thru nose high snow 10 miles to school and back, winter and summer. Ooops! Sorry about that. That was my dad's tale of woe. Oh yeah, the same guy that claimed to have seen my lost articles walking down the street. Man was I a dumb kid or what? Would my parents have fibbed, you'd best believe it. "Been there done that?" Don't use that as an excuse to pass up Northside Park's Winterfest of Lights display. Trust me folks, it is truly amazingly beautiful this year. Visitors I talked to agreed whole heartedly. A few fireplaces, small tables and a rocker or two, near the delicious hot cocoa stand would have been a nice spot to socialize especially for the over the hill crowd, but trust me, I'm not complaining. Wouldn't it be great if the victims of the one gift covers all December birthday kids, all of whom “or who” are dedicated volunteers, such as Jim and Martha Stone, Rita Salerno, Rick Meehan, Mary Ellen Arena, Joe Cain, Marilyn Pietruska, Bob Bowman, Pat Dembeck,Vern Becker Jan Russell, Phil Gaurino, Gerry Furst Continued from Page 9B

Cedar Chapel and OCES presented with award grants (Dec. 6, 2013) Ocean City Elementary School and Cedar Chapel Special School were recently awarded 2013 Education Award Grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. OCES was awarded a grant to supSee MORE on Page 12B

and their friends could get together at the Lights festival at Northside park and celebrate. If you guys pick a date and decide, I'll be there to publicize. Maybe the town will let the birthday celebrators and friends ride the train for free and provide a special bus for a ride downtown, to view the train garden and other bodaciously awesome holiday displays and shows. As a birthday gift only, of course. Proof of age will not be required. No of-

fense to the “Big Guy," Jesus, or Merry Rohrer, they're both in the same spot, even worse, their birthday and Christmas fall on the same day. All I want for Christmas is my old camera. No need to go home and wait for the battery charger to recharge that camera, I always carried extra batteries. Pop in two batteries and it was good to go. Wouldn't it be nice if someone discovers a way to recharge our batteries?

Lest I forget the Kemps delivered all those donated boxes of cereal from Hanna's, senior happy hour folks to St. Paul's by-the-Sea, not St. Peters as previously stated. St. Paul's parishioners are in need of our help and prayers. I'm totally ignoring the advice of a recent bestseller author who claimed writing about getting old or being old turns folks off . His comments fell on this old broads deaf ears. C U IN OC TODAY

Tuesday WEST Only OCEAYN CIT 99¢

2 Pcs Leg & Thigh

Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

Two Can Dine 5PC, 2 Sides & 2 Biscuits ONLY $7.99

2 Pcs w/Biscuit

Mixed, Mild or Spicy Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

$2.99

Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

12533 Ocean Gateway Ocean City, MD 21842 (Rt. 50 1/4 Mile West of White Marlin Mall) • (443)664-2105

Free Chicken Buy 11 Piece Mixed Chicken for $19.99 & Get 11 Piece Mixed Chicken Free Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

Free 3 Piece Tender Mild or Spicy with Purchase of 3 Piece Tender Combo Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

Family Meal $10.99

8 Piece Chicken

Mixed Spicy or Mild w/Lg Side & 4 Biscuits Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon

Holiday Special

FREE 1 Gallon Sweet Tea w/ 14 Piece Special

14PC Mixed Chicken w/ 2 LG. Sides & 7 Biscuits

$19.99

Spicy or Mild Plus Tax, Offer Good Only at 12533 Ocean Gateway, OC, MD Exp. 12/21/13 OCT Coupon


Ocean City Today

12B LIFESTYLE

DECEMBER 6, 2013

More than $50,000 in grants given to schools and educators port the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. The grant will be used to purchase digital microscopes and iPads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The digital devices will support hands-on inquiry-based science instruction that supports a universal design for learning,â&#x20AC;? said OCES Principal Dawn Rogers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The devices will also help ensure that all students are immersed in unique learning experiences. In preparing students to be college and career ready, our first grade teachers hope to provide rich learning experiences that permit our students to generate ownership of their learning.â&#x20AC;?

Continued from Page 11B

With the Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education grant, innovative software will be purchased by CCSS. According to CCSS Principal Belinda Gulyas, the software will provide educators with the ability to assess, monitor and scaffold reading and listening comprehension for students with moderate to significant cognitive disabilities. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently honored schools and educators with more than $50,000 in grants through the its 2013 Education Award Grants Program. The Community Foundation awards grants to schools whose programs enhance learning experience for students through creativity and innovation.

Closed Sun, Tues & Thurs

Ocean City Elementary School and Cedar Chapel Special School were recently awarded 2013 Education Award Grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Pictured from left, Cedar Chapel Special School Principal Belinda Gulyas, Ocean City Elementary School Principal Dawn Rogers and first grade teacher Windy Phillips, and Worcester County Public Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chief Operating Officer Louis Taylor.

CROSSWORD DINING ROOM 4PM

PUB OPEN 11 AM Featuring

2UDQJH *UDSHIUXLW &UXVK

Seafood, Steak, Chicken & Chops

Since 1900

6DYH /LTXRU 7D[

'$<6$:((.Â&#x2021;12´6$/(67$;Âľ

Book Your Holiday Parties Now at 60% Off!! PUB NEW YEARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EVE PARTY 9PM - 1AM Call for more information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MUSIC W/TONY VEGA

Reserve seating ONLY $ 59 per person Includes bar & choice of 8 dinner entrees

$9.99

UP TO 60%

Baked Flounder Baked Tilapia Meatloaf Salisbury Steak Hamburger Steak Country Fried Steak SautĂŠed Chicken Breast BBQ Chicken Breast Cheese Steak Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Fry

$11.99

Grilled Pork Chops ½ Rack Baby Back Ribs Beer Battered Flounder Fresh Fried Oysters Liver & Onions Chicken Marsala Fried Shrimp Baked Salmon Baked Ahi Tuna

$13.99

8oz. New York Strip Steak 10oz. Delmonico Steak 10oz. Prime Rib )UHVK%DNHG5RFNĂ°VK 1 Soft Shell Crab Crab Cake

All Dinners served with two sides and dinner roll

1/2 Steamed Shrimp (16)......... $5.99 Buffalo Wings (8)..................... $5.99 Steamed Clams (16)................. $5.99 SautĂŠed Mussels (24).............. $5.99 Mozzarella Sticks (5)............... $5.99 Shrimp Cocktail (4).................. $5.99 Onion Rings............................. $5.99

Lunch Specials Every Day ~ 11-3

Sandwiches .............................$5.99 8-oz Burgers ............................... $5.49 Hot Turkey ................................... $7.99 Soup & Salad Combo .................. $7.99 Liver & Onions, Pork Chop .......... $7.99 Meatloaf, Hamburger Steak ........ $7.99 Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Fry, Shrimp Salad Sandwich .................................... $9.99 Cheese Steak Sandwich ............. $9.99

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, Saturday: Tony Vega 6-10pm Mon., Wed., Sat. & Sun. Tom Low 4pm

OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR at 11am 1106 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE Â&#x2039;

Answers on page 15B


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Ocean City Today

US FLAG PRESENTED TO WORCESTER PREP The Samuel Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Salisbury, presented “The Flag of the United States of America” to students of Worcester Preparatory School. At the request of the Honorable Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, the flag was flown over the United States Capitol “in honor of Worcester Preparatory School, for its well rounded education of young minds and its attention to the principles of the nation’s Founding Fathers, promoting a love of country.” Samuel Chase representatives presenting the flag were: Regent Mary Hitch, Eleanor Mulligan, and Barbara Kerr. The students receiving the flag for the school were members of Larry Morris’ Junior Advanced Placement History class.

SDHS AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK Stephen Decatur High School Future Educators of America members Kiley Cooke, Katie VanBruggen and Taylor Black serve as greeters during American Education Week, Nov. 18 - 22. In addition to opening its classrooms and hallways to more than 100 parents and community members throughout the week, SDHS hosted several events.

LIONS CLUB PRESENTS CHECK TO SDHS NJROTC The Ocean City Lions Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Stephen Decatur High School NJROTC at one of its recent dinner meetings. At the start of the meeting, members of the NJROTC Honor Guard presented the Colors of the United States of America. Pictured, King Lion Sean Williams presents the check to the head of the Decatur NJROTC, Lt. Commander Kelly Reavy, Senior Naval Science Instructor.

LIFESTYLE 13B


Ocean City Today

OUT&ABOUT PAGE 14B

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN — Sunset Park, south end of Philadelphia Avenue, on the bay next to the Coast Guard Station, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Holiday lights, holiday music and dance performances, horse and carriage rides, Santa and more. Free admission. Horse and carriage rides cost $5 for adults and free to children 3 and younger. Info: 410-289-1413 or www.downtownassociation.net. BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994. NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE SERIES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3 Church St., Berlin, 6 p.m., first Fridays of October, November and December. Topic for Dec. 6 is “I & II Corinthians.” Taught by The Rev’d Beacon Barry P. Neville. Light supper provided. Info: 416-641-4066 or www.stpaulsberlin.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN — Sunset Park, south end of Philadelphia Avenue, on the bay next to the Coast Guard Station, Ocean City, 5-7 p.m. Hol-

www.oceancitytoday.net iday lights, holiday music and dance performances, horse and carriage rides, Santa and more. Free admission. Horse and carriage rides cost $5 for adults and free to children 3 and younger. Info: 410-289-1413 or www.downtownassociation.net. 38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN BRIDGEVILLE CRAFT SHOW — Woodbridge High School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville, Del., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. Raffle held for a LG 42” HD television. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Bridgeville Historical Society. Info: Mike and Joanne Collison, 302-337-7784 or doerun@verizon.net. OC CHRISTMAS PARADE — Parade will travel along Coastal Highway from 100th Street to 115th Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. High school bands, floats and marching units. Info: Elaine Jarvis, 410-524-9000 or honijarvis@cs.com. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH SANTA — Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St., Berlin, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids ages 3-10 and free to those 2 and younger. Tickets available at the door. Take cameras and camcorders. Reservations recommended for large groups at 8:30 a.m. Call: 410-641-0234. MAKE A HOLIDAY HOUSE — Ocean City Center

for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 2-3:30 p.m. Make a clay gingerbread house in the pottery studio. The house will be glazed and fired in time for the holidays. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. All materials included. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org. 5TH ANNUAL COOKIE WALK — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. An assortment of tasty and artfully decorated Christmas cookies, all handmade. Cookies sold for $7 per pound and can be packaged with ribbons and bows. Truffle available for $8 per pound. Info: 410-641-3224. COOKIE AND CANDY WALK, COUNTRY STORE AND KIDS’ SHOPPING AREA — Holy Trinity Cathedral, 11021 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade cookies available for $7 per pound and candies for $9 per pound. Also featuring breads, jams and gifts. Special area for children to buy gifts for the family. Info: 410-641-4882. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BISTRO — St. Peters Life Center, 103rd Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 3 p.m. A musical review by the Ocean Pines Players with singing, dancing and comedy skits. Tickets costs $25 for adults and $5 for children 9 and younger

DECEMBER 6, 2013

and includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, buffet style, two glasses of wine with each adult ticket, coffee and cookies during intermission. Reservations required: Sharon, 410-208-4707. PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 8-11 a.m. A $5 donation for all-you-can-eat pancakes or 2-22, two eggs, two pancakes and two bacon slices, includes coffee and juice. Bloody Marys cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Road, Willards, 11 a.m. Menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children and free to those 5 and younger. Bake table and carryouts. Info: Nelda Dennis, 443-614-9898.

SUNDAY, DEC. 8 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BISTRO — St. Peters Life Center, 103rd Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 3 p.m. A musical review by the Ocean Pines Players with singing, dancing and comedy skits. Tickets costs $25 for adults and $5 for children 9 and younger and includes hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, buffet style, two glasses of wine with each adult ticket,


Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

OUT&ABOUT coffee and cookies during intermission. Reservations required: Sharon, 410-208-4707. WINTERFEST JINGLE BELL FUN RUN 5K — Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 57 p.m. All runners/walkers wil receive a T-shirt, hot chocolate, cookies and other refreshments. Awards following. Take a gift for Toys for Tots at registration. Info: Chris Klebe, 443-497-4324 or dom1414@aol.com. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET FUNDRAISER — Berlin Fire Hall, 214 N. Main St., 7:30-11:30 am. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, cereals, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for carryouts, $5 for children ages 5-12 and children 4 and younger eat free.

MONDAY, DEC. 9 DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY — The Delmarva Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning the craft of a cappella singing welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. HAND DANCING — House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-5410728. ESLC LUNCHEON: CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will host “Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects of Temperature and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Crops” talk. Complementary lunch provided. RSVP: Josh Hastings, jhastings@eslc.org or 410-901-9988.

Ocean Parkway, 7 p.m. Katherine Gunby, program coordinator for the Lower Shore Health Assistance Program, will speak on the critical issue of the “Maryland Connection” of the Affordable Care Act. All Democrats, and interested Independents, are urged to attend. Free refreshments. ANNUAL MEETING OF WOMEN’S COMMISSIONS — The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, 12723 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, 5:30 p.m. Joint meeting of the Worcester County Commission for Women and the Friends of the Worcester County Commission for Women. Cost is $15 and includes dinner, dessert, a non-alcoholic beverage and gratuities. Cash bar available. Fundraising activities during this event will include the sale of cookbooks, a Mystery Envelope and raffle tickets for a wine basket and artwork. RSVP: Flea Daly, 410-208-1272 or f.daly@mchsi.com no later than Dec. 6.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

“The Secret.” Learn the art of collaging, adding paint and other objects to make a personal creative journal that expresses your individual wishes and life expectations. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, per class. One time materials fee of $10 includes blank journal and basic collage materials. Take any personal photos, texts, or other objects. Register: 410524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org. BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54 and the Bay, Fenwick Island, Del., 4 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410-524-0649; or Dianne, 302-541-4642. BINGO — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City, every Thursday, year round. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Food available. Open to the public. Info: 410-289-3166.

Crossword answers from page 12B

BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Best payouts and Jackpots. Food and nonalcoholic drinks available. Info: 410-250-2645.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: 302436-3682.

Jayne’s Reliable

25TH ANNUAL ‘HOLIDAY WRAPPINGS’ FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON — Ocean City convention center, 4001 Coastal Highway. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at noon and fashion show by local retailers at 1 p.m. Cost is $40. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. RSVP: www.acsholidaywrappings.com; Dawn Pappas, 443-880-2310 or dpappo@aol.com; or at the Convention Center Box Office by Dec. 2. DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF WORCESTER COUNTY SPECIAL MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room, 235

THURSDAY, DEC. 12 OC AARP 1917 GENERAL MEETING — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City, 9:30 a.m. Holiday festivities, music and food are planned. Numerous travel opportunities for 2014 presented. All persons age 50 and older are welcome. Info: aarp1917.org or 410-352-5748. JOURNAL MAKING — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 1-4 p.m. Create your own “image journal” based on the law of attraction from the best selling book

furniture & sundries

TEAK 302.927.0049

DECEMBER END OF YEAR SALE

PATIO FURNITURE

ATTENTION H.S. Seniors:

The MDDC Press Foundation is looking for an outstanding senior staff member from a high school newspaper in Maryland, DelDware or D.C.

Win a $1,500 CASH SCHOLARSHIP! Visit www.MDDCPress.com for details. Application Deadline: January 31, 201

201Michael S. Powell

High School Journalist of the Year

Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, Maryland 20705 240-473-5000

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY 646 94th Street #140 Casa Del Sol aka 646 94th Street Condo Unit 0646 Ocean City, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from George Edward Krug, Jr., dated January 30, 1992, and recorded in Liber 1797, Folio 0552 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustee will sell at public auction at Circuit Court for Worcester County, Courthouse Door for Worcester County, Snow Hill, MD on December 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Peaky’s Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located in the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing 6:30-9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info: 302-337-3638.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Legal Notices

LIFESTYLE 15B

1300 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944

1-877-323-TEAK Retail -Wholesale

ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND KNOWN AS UNIT NO. 140 IN THE “CASA DEL SOL CONDOMINIUM”, situated in Worcester County, MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, agreements, easements, covenants and rights of way of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale:  A deposit of $3,700.00 will be required at the time of sale in the form of cash, certified check, or other form as the Substitute Trustees determine acceptable. No deposit shall be required of the noteholder where the noteholder bids in the property at auction.  Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, time being of the essence for purchaser. In the event that settlement does not occur within the said ten days, the purchaser shall be in default.  Upon such default the Trustees may file a Motion and Order to Resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser, and purchaser(s) hereby consent to entry of such resale order without further notice, in which case the deposit shall be forfeited and 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 readvertise and resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser; or, without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser.  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.  Interest to be paid on the purchase money less the stated deposit called for herein, at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the


16B LEGAL NOTICES

date of auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustee. There shall be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason, including but not limited to exceptions to sale, bankruptcy filings by interested parties, Court administration of the foreclosure or unknown title defects. All taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, are to be adjusted to the date of auction and thereafter are to be assumed by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, agricultural transfer tax, if any 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 damage to the property from the date of auction forward. If the Substitute Trustee does not convey title for any reason, including but not limited to the Secured Party executing a forbearance agreement with the borrower(s) described in the abovementioned Deed of Trust, or allowing the borrower(s) to execute their right to reinstate or payoff the subject loan, prior to the sale, with or without the Substitute Trustee’s prior knowledge, or if the sale is not ratified for any reason including errors made by the Substitute Trustees, the foreclosure sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy in law or in equity shall be the return of the deposit without interest. Further terms and particulars may be announced at time of sale, and purchaser may be required to execute a Memorandum of Sale at the time of auction. (Matter #18084) Jeffrey Nadel and Scott Nadel, Substitute Trustees MDC Auctioneers 606 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 206, Towson, Maryland 21204 410-825-2900 OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ 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 11855 MAN O WAR LA. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Angela M. Urban and William J. Urban, dated August 31, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4990, folio 645 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

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013 AT 2:35 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 #10-392926 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 $54,000 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 26194. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Stephanie Montgomery, Kenneth Savitz, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 74 QUARTER STAFF PL. OCEAN PINES A/R/T/A BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 9, 2011 and recorded in Liber 5732, Folio 292 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $260,984.00 and an original interest rate of 5.00000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $28,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED) will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground

DECEMBER 6, 2013

rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 17 E. 70TH ST., UNIT #16 A/R/T/A 17 70TH ST., UNIT #16 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated April 13, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4689, Folio 748 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $355,500.00 and an original interest rate of 1.65% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:05 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and


DECEMBER 6, 2013

described as Unit Number 16 in “Summer Palace 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 $12,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED) will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 12818 HEATHLAND DR. BISHOPVILLE, MD 21813 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated August 28, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4987, Folio 237 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $720,000.00 and an original interest rate of 7.125% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:10 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 $74,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED) will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan

servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 www.mwc-law.com

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 10 68TH ST., UNIT #3 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Susan E. Davis, dated June 14, 2008 and recorded in Liber 5123, folio 234 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 DECEMBER 16, 2013 AT 3:15 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., Maryland and described as Unit Number Three (3) in the “Sunset South Condominium Horizontal Property Regime” 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 $16,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer

LEGAL NOTICES 17B

is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 8% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If 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 documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #2012-22116) Laura H. G. O’Sullivan, Deborah K. Curran, Erin M. Brady, Diana C. Theologou, Laura L. Latta, Jonathan Elefant, Laura T. Curry, Benjamin Smith, Chasity Brown, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 14 CANAL RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated June 21, 2005 and recorded in Liber 4476, Folio 656 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $155,000.00 and


18B LEGAL NOTICES

an original interest rate of 5.750% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:15 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $18,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED) will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 10136 GEORGETOWN RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated December 9, 1999 and recorded in Liber 2794, Folio 176 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $65,800.00 and an original interest rate of 5.0% 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 DECEMBER 10, 2013 AT 4:20 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $10,000 in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED) will be required of the purchaser at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year’s real property taxes are adjusted as of the date of sale, and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. Taxes due for prior years including costs of any tax sale are payable by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the pur-

chaser. All costs of deed recordation including but not limited to all transfer, recordation, agricultural or other taxes or charges assessed by any governmental entity as a condition to recordation, are payable by purchaser, whether or not purchaser is a Maryland First Time Home Buyer. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Carrie M. Ward, et al., Substitute Trustees OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ Regan J. R. Smith 10441 Racetrack Road, Unit 2 Berlin, Maryland 21811

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 15374 Notice is given that the Orphans’ Court of Delaware County, Pennsylvania appointed Howard Hudson, III, 4014 Gideon Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015 as the Executor of the Estate of Bernice B. Hudson who died on February 6, 2012 domiciled in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Regan J.R. Smith whose address is 10441 Racetrack Rd., Unit 2, Berlin, MD 21811. 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 de-

DECEMBER 6, 2013

livers 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. Howard Hudson, III Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: November 21, 2013 OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ K. WILLIAM SCOTT ESQ SCOTT AND SHUMAN, P.A. 33292 COASTAL HIGHWAY, SUITE 3 BETHANY BEACH, DE 19930

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15368 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF LINDA W. RISSO Notice is given that Sharon B. Marble, 138 Pine Forrest Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, was on November 12, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Linda W. Risso who died on October 5, 2013, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 12th day of May, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Sharon B. Marble Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills


DECEMBER 6, 2013

Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: November 21, 2013 OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch, LLC Attorneys at Law 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 208 Towson, MD 21204 410-295-2550 File #: 440043 Edward S. Cohn Stephen N. Goldberg Richard E. Solomon Richard J. Rogers Randall J. Rolls David W. Simpson, Jr. 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 208 Towson, MD 21204 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs v. Kristi E. Hawkins 200 Barbary Coast Drive Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-001026

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 12th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Worcester County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of December, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $337,649.75. The property sold herein is known as 200 Barbary Coast Drive, Berlin, MD 21811. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Maryland True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15321 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ALFRED NEWTON Notice is given that Lisa Gaither, 902 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, was on November 12, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Alfred Newton who died on May 25, 2013, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 12th day of May, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Lisa Gaither Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: November 22, 2013 OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. VINCENT J. GOSCINSKI 108 Seafarer Lane Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C12001083

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 14th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 108 Seafarer Lane, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three succes-

sive weeks before the 9th day of December, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $108,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary land True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 Diane S. Rosenberg Mark D. Meyer John A. Ansell, III Stephanie Montgomery Kenneth Savitz 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff(s) v. David Guyer Courtney Schaeffer A/K/A Courtney Guyer 18 41st Street, Unit 105 4100 Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C12001719

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 14th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of 18 41st Street, Unit 105 4100, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 16th day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 9th day of December, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $331,912.50. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 15380 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH EDWARD O’HARA JR. Notice is given that Greg J. O’Hara, 2329 Ernest Place, Gilbertsville, PA 19525, was on November 15, 2013 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Joseph Edward O’Hara Jr., who died on November 11, 2013, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by

LEGAL NOTICES 19B

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 15th day of May, 2014. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Greg J. O’Hara Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: November 21, 2013 OCD-11/21/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BOARD OF PORT WARDENS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 106, “Waterways,” Article II – “Shoreline Development” of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Port Wardens Ordinance of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD Thursday, December 12th, 2013 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted for maintenance dredge of the marina. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 311 Talbot ST Parcel # 2459 -201-0 -0110028582 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Lloyd B. Lewis


20B LEGAL NOTICES

Owner: Lloyd B. Lewis PW13-117 A request has been submitted to install 43’ of new vinyl replacement bulkhead. Also install a 2’x 10’ parallel pier attached to a 3.5’ x 28’ parallel dock, a 6’ x 45’ perpendicular pier with a 5.5’ x 8’ “L”, one (1) boatlift and two (2) PWC lifts with all associated poles for a maximum channelward extension of 50’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 409 Harbour Drive, Parcel # 8020A-1581B-8A-0 -0117303729 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Timothy & Valerie Gates PW13-118 A request has been submitted to demo a portion of an existing parallel dock, renovate the remaining portion, install 32’ of replacement bulkhead in the same footprint as the existing bulkhead, and 118’ of replacement bulkhead stepped out 1.5’. Also install 114’ of 5’ wide parallel dock along the new bulkhead for a maximum channelward extension of 12’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 2301 Philadelphia Ave., Parcel # 3207 -4061-111 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Westward-Ho Condo PW 13-119 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-11/28/2t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. ROBERT B. LESNIEWSKI 612 St. Louis Avenue, Unit #1 Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001140

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________

edge, no more than 10 feet westward from the high tide line and from Inlet on the south edge of Town north to 27th Street.

BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. MARYLAND ASSET GROUP, LLC 2009 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #3 ARTA 2011 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #3 Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-000892

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 19th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 2009 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #3, ARTA 2011 Atlantic Avenue, Unit #3, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $301,140.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary land True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 18th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 612 St. Louis Avenue, Unit #1, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $508,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary land True Copy

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HORSEBACK RIDING SERVICES Town of Ocean City, Maryland The Mayor and City Council for the Town of Ocean City (referred to as “the Town,”) seeks proposals for a seasonal horseback riding concession to provide the general public with a safe and convenient opportunity to ride horses on the beach within the Town limits. Currently, the Town allows horseback riding on certain areas of the beach from November 1st of each year through March 30th of the following year, from of 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The permitted riding area is on the hard sand closest to the water’s

1. Annual flat fee offer to Town for a limited three (3) month operating term of January 1, 2014 through March 30, 2014 with a bid bond for the amount of the annual flat fee offer. This term will increase to the full five (5) month season of November 1st through March 30th for future years if the concession is deemed successful and approved for renewal. The bid bond must take the form of a certified bank check, official bank check, United States Postal Service postal money order, or cashier’s check in the exact amount of the first annual flat fee offer. Personal or business checks will not be accepted. Proposal deposits will be returned to unsuccessful Bidders (a.k.a. Applicant or Concessionaire) after the concession agreement is signed with the successful bidder. Proof of financial capability to pay the fees set forth in the proposal shall also be included. 2. Detailed Operational Plan that includes: A. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: the ideal Concessionaire will provide horseback riding activities that shall include, but are not limited to, riding lessons, guided rides, pony rides, school programs, community programs, and therapeutic riding. All services, rates and fees are subject to written approval by the Town. B. TRANSPORTATION, OFFSITE BOARDING AND PARKING PLAN: the Concessionaire will be required to transport horses to and from the designated riding area daily. Proposals should include a detailed plan for transport, containment and maintenance of the horses, hardware and supplies at the Inlet-based concession operating site. Parking for vehicles and trailers will be available on the Inlet Parking Lot as approved by the Town with guidance from the Concessionaire Parking Plan and perspective from the Department of Public Works. C. STAFFING: The Concessionaire will be required to have enough staff on hand for the safety, comfort and well being of the patrons and horses. D. RUBBISH REMOVAL & RECYCLING: the Concessionaire will be responsible for, at its sole cost and expense, clean up and removal of all waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish, litter and horse related waste from the operating site, designated riding area and the area within fifty (50) feet of the concession location when the concession is open. The Concessionaire will be responsible for keeping the pathways leading to and from the parking areas to the operating site clean and free of horse related waste. The Concessionaire will be required to provide adequate and easily accessible waste and recycling receptacles, approved by Public Works and have these receptacles emptied on a daily basis and removed. In addition, the Concessionaire will be required to

DECEMBER 6, 2013

demonstrate to The Town’s satisfaction, through a detailed maintenance plan, that it will keep and maintain the concession site in excellent condition throughout the five month term. E. SIGNAGE & ADVERTISING: the Concessionaire will be required to prominently display signage at the designated riding area listing all prices, rates, and hours and days of operation. The design and placement of all signage which must include the Concessionaire’s name, trade names(s) and/or logo(s), is subject to Town’s prior written approval. The Concessionaire will be prohibited from placing or permitting the placement of advertisements in the designated riding area without the prior written approval of the Town. F. INTERNAL CONTROLS: throughout the five month term, the Concessionaire will be required to maintain a revenue control system to ensure the accurate and complete recording of all revenues, in a form and manner acceptable to the Town. This revenue control system must maintain detailed sales information from each sales transaction. G. SAFETY: since safety is of the utmost concern, Bidders must present proof of prior experience in operating this type of service and should submit their personal and/or company safety record. Each proposal should include a detailed outline of maintenance schedules and safety precautions required for the operation of the concession and designated riding area as well as any applicable staff qualifications and certifications. Bidders should also provide descriptions of the locations and types of facilities they have operated, including a list of references. The concessionaire will be required to comply with all national safety guidelines and Federal, State and City laws, rules and regulations related to the development, operation and maintenance of the Concession and designated riding area. H. HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE HORSES: all proposals must include the name, age, brief physical description and a negative Equine Infectious Anemia Report for every participating horse. Furthermore, the operator shall: a. Maintain full control of horses at all times. b. Ensure that the concession and designated riding areas are free of hazards to patrons and the horses. c. Provide adequate food and water for the horses. The licensed operator shall ensure that each horse under his control is provided, in suitable containers, adequate food, water, and other necessities. d. Provide adequate equine health care. The operator shall ensure that each horse under his control receives: i.Regular routine health care by an accredited veterinarian, including but not limited to worming, dental, and foot care ii. Provide immediate attention, care and treatment if it becomes sick, injured or lame. iii. Ensure that basic first aid supplies for equine and patrons are immediately available and in


DECEMBER 6, 2013

good order. I. PROOF OF INSURANCE: for the protection of the public and the Town, the Applicant must obtain, at the applicant’s own expense, occurrence form comprehensive general liability insurance coverage, which insurance coverage shall include coverage for personal injury which said insurance coverall shall be at least in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000) single limit. Said insurance coverage shall name the Mayor and City Council as additional insured’s, with the address on the certificate listed as 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. A copy of the Insurance Policy Addendum, showing the addition of the Mayor and City Council as additional insured, is also to be provided. The certificate of insurance evidencing such coverage and the addendum shall be furnished to the Director of Recreation and Parks on behalf of the Mayor and City Council by the Applicant and be approved by the Town’s Risk Manager before Applicant engages in the activity as Concessionaire. Indemnity: the Concessionaire shall assume all risks incident to or in connection with the permitted activity and shall be solely responsible for damage or injury, of whatever kind or nature, to person or property, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with the permitted activity or the conduct of Concessionaire’s operation. Concessionaire hereby expressly agrees to defend and save the Town of Ocean City, Mayor and City Council, its officers, agents, employees and representatives harmless from any penalties for violation of any law, ordinance, or regulation affecting its activity and from any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, or injuries directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with Concessionaire activity or conduct of its operation or resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of Concessionaire or its officers, agent and employees J. COMMUNITY RELATIONS: the Town will find favor in proposals that demonstrate an awareness of the role of the concession as an integral part of the surrounding community by showing a commitment to cooperate with, and support the Town’s administrators, citizens, and visitors. K. CUSTOMER SERVICE MEASUREMENT MECHANISM: the Town expects excellent customer service. The Town encourages Applicants to implement customer service mechanisms that will enhance and maintain the safety and satisfaction of patrons. These mechanisms should be outlined in each proposal. L. IDENTIFICATION & ADDRESS: the successful Bidder will be required to present picture identification (such as a driver’s license or a passport) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) in order to execute the Agreement. In addition, all bidders will be expected to provide the Town with at least two (2) telephone numbers for contact purposes. The successful Bidder shall notify the Town’s Business License Department immediately of any changes to the success-

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

ful Bidder’s address or phone number. M. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (“ADA”) COMPLIANCE: the concessionaire shall be required to provide ADA accessibility throughout the concession operating area and designated riding area. The Concessionaire shall comply with all City, State and Federal requirements to provide safe and accessible recreational opportunities for everyone, including persons with disabilities. The Concessionaire is encouraged to exceed accessibility requirements whenever possible, and not simply provide the minimum level required. N. PERMITS, LICENSING & APPROVALS: The Concessionaire will be responsible for obtaining all necessary permits, licenses and approvals from all City, State and Federal Agencies having jurisdiction for the operation and maintenance of the Concession, designated riding area and care of the horses. All Proposals must be received by the Office of the City Manager no later than 11:00 AM on December 13, 2013. Late bids are subject to disqualification. Send your proposal to: Office of the City Manager Horseback Riding Proposal Town of Ocean City 301 Baltimore Avenue Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Proposals will be opened at the Mayor and Council Work Session and remanded to staff for review. Work Sessions begin at 1:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any and all Proposals for any reason and to negotiate a contract that is in the best interest of the Town. Proposal evaluation will take into account all relevant criteria. In evaluating proposals, City Staff will use the following criteria: • Planned Operations • Operating Experience • Fee Offer • Financial Capability The Town will only consider proposals that meet satisfactory levels of the above criteria. The City is not required to accept the proposal that includes the highest fee offer. The Town’s acceptance of a proposal does not imply that every element of that proposal has been accepted. When feasible, the Town will visit all facilities owned and operated by bidder. OCD-11/28/2t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room

1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 13-51, on the application of Kara Fitzgerald, requesting a variance to the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback, as measured from the centerline of the road right-ofway, from 60 feet to 55.88 feet (an encroachment of 4.12 feet), associated with a proposed addition to an existing single-family dwelling in an A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-201(b)(4) and ZS 1-305, located at 13003 Selby Road, approximately 330 feet south of the intersection of Selby Road and Mumford Road, Tax Map 10, Parcel 115, in the Fifth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 13-52, on the application of Mark S. Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of Martin’s Fish Company, Inc., requesting a special exception to reconstruct the non-conforming portion of an existing pier incidental to a commercial fishing operation in a CM Commercial Marine District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(3), ZS 1-122(d)(1)B, ZS 1-214(b)(1), ZS 1-214(d)(3) and ZS 1335, located at 12929 South Harbor Road, approximately 200 feet east of the intersection of Fourth Street and South Harbor Road, Tax Map 27, Parcel 387, of the Ocean City Harbor – Plat 1, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Re-Advertisement of Case No. 1331, on the application of Christopher McCabe, in care of Coastal Compliance Solutions, on the lands of Philip Young and Elizabeth Young, requesting a variance to the Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Regulations to allow an expansion to an open deck within the one hundred (100) foot Critical Area Buffer, incidental to an existing single family dwelling in a R1 Rural Residential District, classified as Limited Development Area (LDA) in the Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(m) and ZS 1-205(b)(2) and Natural Resources Article Sections NR 3-104(c)(4) and NR 3-111, located at 11734 Riverview Drive, approximately 1,300 feet north of the intersection of St. Martins Parkway and Riverview Drive, Tax Map 16, Parcel 86, Lot 12 of the Riverview Drive Plat 1, Section 1 of St. Martins by the Bay, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Case No. 13-54, on the application of Timothy Keane, on the lands of Irene Neidhardt and Dyan Gush, requesting a special exception (transient use) for use of land associated with special events in an A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-105(c)(5), ZS 1116(c)(3), ZS 1-201, ZS 1-305, and ZS 1-337, located at 11039 Worcester Highway (MD Route 575), approximately 1,700 feet north of the intersection of the Ocean Expressway (MD Route 90) overpass and Worcester Highway, Tax Map 15, Parcel 236,

LEGAL NOTICES 21B

Lots 4 and 5, in the minor subdivision of Linda L. Sellers, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-11/28/2t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555 Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. GARY D. SCHINDLER 20 Moonshell Drive Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001169

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 19th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 20 Moonshell Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $319,819.50. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary land True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF REPAIRS AND OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE OCEAN PINES SANITARY SERVICE AREA WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND In accordance with the provisions of Section PW 5-307(b) of the Public Works Article of the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland, the Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the estimated cost of repairs and other capital projects to improve the public water and wastewater facilities in the Ocean Pines Sanitary Service Area. Proposed improvements to the Wastewater Collection System include: $300,000 for Pump Station B Wet Well Replacement, $800,000 for Force Main from


22B LEGAL NOTICES

Station A to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), $400,000 for Pump Station A rehabilitation, $300,000 for Pump Station E rehabilitation, $400,000 for Pump Station F rehabilitation, and $400,000 for reconstruction of Pump Stations S and P. Proposed WWTP Facility Improvements include: $400,000 to repair Treatment Unit 3 Aeration System, $400,000 for new Operations Center, $150,000 for repairs to Sludge Greenhouse, and $50,000 for Generators at Stations I and G. Water System Repairs include: $300,000 for Blue Tubing Replacement Project. Other Estimated Expenses include: $600,000 for engineering and other soft costs (at 15%), and $800,000 for project contingency funds (at 20%) for a total project cost of $5.3 million. Funding is proposed to be derived from 2014 Series Bond Funds with repayment to be offset by upcoming retirement of several current bond payments in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The public hearing on this matter will be held on: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM ROOM 1101 - COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ONE WEST MARKET STREET, SNOW HILL, MARYLAND 21863 All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the hearing and express their views on this matter. Both written and oral testimony will be accepted. THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-12/5/2t __________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 File Number: 28696 Diane S. Rosenberg Mark D. Meyer John A. Ansell, III Stephanie Montgomery Kenneth Savitz 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff(s) v. A. Celeste Dodson 12821 Whisper Trace Drive Ocean City, MD 21842 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13000713

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 20th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of 12821 Whisper Trace Drive, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $274,800.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENTS TO WORCESTER COUNTY WATER AND SEWERAGE PLAN FOR EXPANSION OF THE RIDDLE FARM SANITARY SERVICE AREA WATER AND SEWERAGE PLANNING AREAS WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND The Worcester County Commissioners will hold concurrent public hearings to consider two requested amendments to the Worcester County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan for expansion of the Riddle Farm Water Planning Area as well as the Riddle Farm Sewerage Planning Area to provide public water and sewer service to certain commercially zoned properties generally located on both the north and south sides of US Route 50 (Ocean Gateway), both opposite and adjacent to the Glenn Riddle Residential Development. The subject properties are more specifically identified in each of the applications as described below: 1. Case number SW-2013-4 on the application of the Worcester County Commissioners seeking to amend the Worcester County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan to add the following properties shown on Worcester County Tax Map 26 as Parcels 107, 258, 259, 298, 299, 300, 320, 322, 368 and 455 (Areas A and B) to the Riddle Farm Water Planning Area for the purpose of providing public water service from the Riddle Farm water supply system. The maximum service commitment available to the subject properties is two hundred sixty-seven equivalent dwelling units (EDUs) of water service at a rate of 350 gallons per day (gpd) per EDU. The above referenced properties will be designated W-1 (current to 2-years) in the Worcester County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan. 2. Case number SW-2014-2 on the application of Mark Spencer Cropper on behalf of WGC EDU, LLC seeking to amend the Worcester County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan to add the following properties shown on Worcester County Tax Map 26 as Parcels 107, 258, 259, 298, 299, 300, 320, 322, 368 and 455 (Areas A and B), and Parcels 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 127, 129, 246, 247, 249, 250, 251, 336, 347, 351, 394, 420 and 440 (Area C), to the Riddle Farm Sewer Planning Area for the purpose of providing public sewer collection, treatment and disposal service from the Riddle Farm sewer system. The

maximum service commitment available to the subject properties is two hundred sixty-seven EDUs of sewer service at a rate of 275 gpd per EDU achieved by expansion of the Riddle Farm Sewage Treatment Plant with disposal of treated effluent by spray irrigation. The above referenced properties will be designated S-1 (current to 2-years) in the Worcester County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan. The public hearing on these applications will be held on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 at 10:40 a.m. in the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM ROOM 1101 - COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER ONE WEST MARKET STREET, SNOW HILL, MARYLAND 21863

The entire case files containing the applications, staff reports, and all technical and engineering data relative to the provision of services may be reviewed at the Department of Environmental Programs, Room 1201 Worcester County Government Center, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Interested parties may also call 410-632-1220, ext. 1601. THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 File Number: 39464 Diane S. Rosenberg Mark D. Meyer John A. Ansell, III Kenneth Savitz Stephanie Montgomery 7010 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff(s) v. Brian S. Smyth 1 Decatur Street Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13000775

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 20th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of 1 Decatur Street, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $198,815.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD

DECEMBER 6, 2013

True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ BUONASSISSI, HENNING & LASH, P.C. 1861 WIEHLE AVENUE, SUITE 300 RESTON, VIRGINIA 20190 (703) 796-1341 RICHARD A. LASH Substitute Trustee, et al, Plaintiffs, v. BRIAN D. WALP, Defendant. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-000832

NOTICE Notice is hereby issued this 21st day of November, 2013, that the sale of the property in this case, 11110 Dale Road, Whaleyville, MD 21872 reported by Richard A. Lash, Substitute Trustee, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this Notice be inserted in The Ocean City Digest, a newspaper published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three (3) successive weeks on or before the 16th day of December, 2013. The report states the amount of sale to be $305,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Patrick J. Smith and Elizabeth A. Smith Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13000204

NOTICE ORDERED, this 22nd day of November, 2013 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 7 Evergreen Court, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013, next.


DECEMBER 6, 2013

The report states the amount of sale to be $198,573.00. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361 Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Vera M. Hutchins Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13000854

NOTICE ORDERED, this 22nd day of November, 2013 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 11464 Maid At Arms Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 16th day of December, 2013, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $324,927.44. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-11/28/3t __________________________________ BUONASSISSI, HENNING & LASH, P.C. 1861 WIEHLE AVENUE, SUITE 300 RESTON, VIRGINIA 20190 (703) 796-1341 RICHARD A. LASH Substitute Trustee, et al, Plaintiffs, v. MICHAEL W. SCHNEIDER, et al. Defendants. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23-C-13-000834

NOTICE Notice is hereby issued this 26th day of November, 2013, that the sale of the property in this case, 9102 Caribbean Drive, Ocean City, MD 21842 reported by Richard A. Lash, Substitute Trustee, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 30th

Legal Notices Ocean City Today

day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this Notice be inserted in The Ocean City Digest, a newspaper published in Worcester County, Maryland, once in each of three (3) successive weeks on or before the 23rd day of December, 2013. The report states the amount of sale to be $150,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-12/5/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

Carrie M. Ward, et al. 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. SUSAN D. MILLER DAVID C. MILLER 6427 Heritage Lane arta 6427 Heritage Road Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Case No. 23C13001215

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 27th day of November, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 6427 Heritage Lane, arta 6427 Heritage Road, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by the Substitute Trustee, will be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 30th day of December, 2013, provided a copy of this NOTICE be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 23rd day of December, 2013. The report states the purchase price at the Foreclosure sale to be $640,350.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk, Circuit Court for Worcester County, Mary land True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County MD OCD-12/5/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made by the Undersigned for a Class “B” BEERWINE-LIQUOR License, 7 Day, By Kevin Christopher Myers. 12502 Deer Point Circle. Berlin. Maryland 21811. For: OC Bar LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Yellow Submarine 5801 Coastal Highway

Ocean City, Maryland 21842 There will be a public hearing on the application in the Board Room, Room 1102 in the Government Center, Snow Hill, Maryland, on: December 18, 2013 @ 1:00 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. OCD-12/5/2t __________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(3), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-95(1)(a) requesting an after-the-fact variance to allow a 5’ feet high fence to remain within the 20’ front yard setback. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 44, Section A, Ocean Bay City Plat, 1938; further described as located on the south side of Bering Road, and locally known as 115 Bering Road, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: JOSEPH M. MITRECIC C/O ROBT MITRECIC BLDG CONT INC – (BZA 2389 #13-09500010) at 6:10 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(3)(a) requesting a special yard exception to allow the second story to encroach 2.6’ into the front yard setback in alignment with the existing building. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 15, Block 24 of the Fenwick Plat, further described as located on the east side of Wight Street, Unit 15 of the White Sands Village Townhouses, and locally known as 14428 Wight Street, Unit 15, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: MICHAEL A. BRILLE (BZA 2391 #13-09400022) at 6:20 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to waive 19 parking spaces to allow a mixed-use project consisting of a wholesale brewery, restaurant/bar,

LEGAL NOTICES 23B

and retail area to provide 72 onsite parking spaces instead of 91 as required by Code. The site of the appeal is described as an unnumbered lot of the Isle of Wight Plat, further described as located on the west side of Coastal Highway and on the south side of 56th Street, and known locally as 5509 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: DONNA SHORES – (BZA 2392 #13-09400023) Further information concerning the public hearings may be examined in the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall. Alfred Harrison, Chairman Heather Stansbury, Attorney OCD-11/28/2t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made by the Undersigned for a Class “B” BEERWINE-LIQUOR License, 7 Day, By Charles Thomas Lord. 1204 N. Baltimore Avenue #2. Ocean City, Maryland 21842; Donna Marie Shores, 411 Summershade Court, Belair, Maryland 21015. For: Ocean City Brewing Company LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Ocean City Brewing Company 5509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 There will be a public hearing on the application in the Board Room, Room 1102 in the Government Center, Snow Hill. Maryland, on: December 18, 2013 @ 1:10 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. OCD-12/5/2t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made by the Undersigned for an Upgrade in Type only from a Class “B” BEER-WINE to a Class “B” BEER-WINE-LIQUOR License, 7 Day, By Lisa Ann Garton, 62 Mystic Harbor Blvd., Berlin, Maryland 21811; Charles Wesley Blake Jr., 104 Whitesail Circle, Berlin, Maryland 21811; Christopher Michael Ward, 12505 Salisbury Road, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. For: Shooter's Sports Pub, LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Shooter's Sports Pub 10514 H Racetrack Road Berlin, Maryland 21811 There will be a public hearing on the application in the Board Room, Room 1102 in the Government Center, Snow Hill, Maryland, on: December 18, 2013 @ 1:25 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. OCD-12/5/2t __________________________________


24B LIFESTYLE

Ocean City Today

DECEMBER 6, 2013

12/6/13 Ocean City Today  

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

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you