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‘We pledged we would keep up the fight’


-- Sen. Jim Mathias, about his late wife, Kathy


bill to expand insurance coverage for chemotherapy pills is a personal matter for cancer survivor Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-20), whose health plan made his cancer treatment more manageable by covering oral chemotherapy.

After being diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2010, Raskin was prescribed pills that enabled him to keep working in the weeks prior to his surgery to remove the tumor. Traditional intravenous chemotherapy can take as long as eight hours in a doctor’s office or a hospital infusion center, costing extra time and gas money for travel, which complicates an already challenging situation. Chemotherapy pills can be taken at home and the radiation treatment that can accompany their use also takes Sen. Jamie Raskin much less time at a doctor’s office, Raskin said. “My insurance covered most of [the pills] with a small deductible, but for a lot of people, their insurance plan treats it like other prescription drugs,” Raskin said. “Some people find the intravenous chemotherapy intolerable because of the side effects, which the pills might not have. One person I met during treatment was struggling with violent nausea in reaction to intravenous chemotherapy and would have preferred to try the pill, and could not afford it.” The Kathleen A. Mathias Chemotherapy Parity Act of 2012 would require insurance companies to make the two forms of treatment equal and prohibit cost sharing on the coverage of the oral chemotherapy. The pills can cost thousands of dollars for a month’s See BILL on Page 8

The Kathleen A. Mathias Chemotherapy Parity Act of 2012 was named in honor of Kathy Mathias of Ocean City, who passed away in August 2011, after a long battle with breast cancer.

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Council awaits employees’word on whether they will pursue union TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The Ocean City Council made no mention during Tuesday’s meeting about ambitions by city employees to form a union, but the members are seeking legal advice from the city solicitor. Some of the nearly 500 town employees last week contacted individual council members about plans to form a union, which would require approval by the City Council or collection of signatures on a petition to add the issue to the 2012 ballot as a referendum. Town employees are meeting with union organizers this week, said Joe Groves, a member of the Citizens for Ocean City advocacy group, who said he was concerned about the possibility of a union. “I’m told they feel neglected and there are quite a few people who want to do this,” Groves said. “I can feel the employees’ frustration after four years of no raises. I’m not 100 percent sure a union is the route to go but I understand they are trying to look out for themselves.” Another person uncertain of what would happen next was Mayor Rick Meehan, who said the town charter prohibits any union or collective bargaining except for firefighters, paramedics, the fire marshal’s office or Ocean City Police. “I have no idea what their direction is,” Meehan said of the employees’ intentions. Council members Brent Ashley, Margaret Pillas and Council President Jim Hall each said the next move would likely be “up to the taxpayers,” to submit signatures for a petition, and they were waiting for the situation to develop. Councilwoman Mary Knight See RESORT on Page 8


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Inlet parking rates will not change, other parking rates might TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The Ocean City Council appears torn on whether to fund $41 million in roadway improvements by charging more for existing parking meters or by adding new ones. During a presentation by City Engineer Terry McGean on Tuesday, the council voted to shelf discussions until Feb. 6, but the council also voted to replace the control station at the inlet parking lot without changing its parking rates. The council approved the start of the procurement process for the replacement, but will decide at a later date whether to pay the $400,000 for the control station with a five-year bank loan or with existing city funds. “The control system and the attendant booths in the inlet lot are at the end of their useful life. We can nurse them through one more off-season, but we really need to replace them,” McGean said. The resolution they will debate during the Feb. 6 meeting would increase all paid parking fees, except those at the inlet parking lot, with a proposed rate of $1.50 per hour, with no charge for parking Monday to Thursday in the off-season except during Sunfest, Springfest and car cruises events. This is estimated to generate $400,000-$500,000 annually. Another option open to the council was to add new parking meters in certain areas. Council President Jim Hall said he opposed adding new parking meters


Ocean City public works employees make street improvements near 28th Street on Tuesday. The City Council has a $41 million backlog of such improvements and it is debating possible revenue sources to pay for them.

around town. “I don’t go to Rehoboth anymore because it’s so difficult to park up there,” he said. Also comparing Ocean City with other beach resorts, Councilwoman Margaret Pillas said other areas attract tourists despite metered parking and the addition of more parking meters should remain on the table for public discussion. “I don’t know that [parking] is truly a deterrent,” Pillas said. Councilman Joe Hall noted the city was likely to lose at least $6 million in property tax revenue from declining as-

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Council supports rental stickers for noise complaint response Stickers would list name, number of property owner in the case of an emergency TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The Ocean City Council approved a motion to put a scannable sticker on rental properties to allow Ocean City Police officers to access contact information and inform property owners of noise complaints in a timely manner. During Tuesday’s work session,

OCEAN CITY COUNCIL BRIEFS TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The Ocean City Council discussed the following items during its work session on Tuesday. Councilman Brent Ashley was absent.

New deputy city clerk The town hired Terrance Murray as the new deputy city clerk to fill the position previously held by current City Clerk Kelly Allmond. Originally from Bridgeville, Del.,

Noise Control Board Chairman Brett Wolf said a problem with the current system is noise violations committed by renters of a property are mailed to the property owner and sometimes arrive 30 days after the event occurred. “By the time the property owner gets the notification and comes to the [Noise Control Board], there’s nothing the property owner can do to address the problem because too much time is passed,” Wolf said. “Unfortunately for some people, if they have a second violation before they get notification of the first occurrence, they are at risk of losing their license and their permit.”

Murray has 12 years of experience in the judicial court system as part of the Sussex Family Court and the District Court of Maryland.

New board members Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan swore in Tony DeLuca and Melvin Jones as new members of the Board of Port Wardens, which conducts projects and investigations with regard to docks and waterways. The two new members replace former board members Larry Manoly, who moved to Florida, and Jim Watts, who passed away in September.

The stickers Wolf requested would have a property control number that would allow officers responding to complaints to access the renter’s information in the police station database and expedite the contact process. This would also help officers make note of unpaid fees and contact property owners in other emergency situations such as a fire, Wolf said. Ocean City Police Capt. Kevin Kirstein said accessing the database in a police vehicle might not be possible, but “that would not be a deal breaker,” “This resides on what we refer to as the ‘S drive’ in the city network,” Kirstein said. “Any city computer that

“We all miss Jim very much. A great man,” Meehan said.

City design guidelines The council passed a motion that will exclude single-family homes from a vote on proposed citywide design guidelines that will take place during the meeting on Feb. 6. The proposed guidelines to allow the Planning and Zoning Commission to determine whether a building matches a surrounding neighborhood would be flexible but would affect every neighborhood in the resort, including additions proposed for existing buildings.

has a network connection can ‘viewonly’ this information.” Council Secretary Lloyd Martin said this system could help the rental system run more efficiently. “We have good landlords and bad landlords,” Martin said. “The bad landlords will wait until they get a letter in the mail, and maybe a second letter, until they come before the [Noise Control Board] and the problem has existed almost all summer long.” City Councilman Doug Cymek said he supported the program, but said he was concerned about some of the logistics, such as distinguishing between numerous rental properties located in the same building. “We’re still experimenting trying to clean this database up, also,” Kirstein said. After the motion passed unanimously, Mayor Rick Meehan introduced another motion to require the owner’s number be included in the contact information, along with the mandatory local number intended to have someone available in the area to help during an emergency at the property. That motion passed unanimously as well. “That way, the contact could be made with owner — if there is a noise complaint — they know it immediately,” Meehan said. “Sometimes people don’t want to be notified.”

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OC officers begin Taser training this week; residents invited to weapon symposium TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Fourteen members of the Ocean City Police began training in Taser use on Tuesday and they invited the public to attend a symposium about the weapon on Feb. 9, in Northside Park. The informational meeting for the public will take place at the Northside Park Recreation Center meeting room from noon to 2 p.m. The weapon incapacitates subjects via darts capable of penetrating skin, or with a direct shock by pressing it to a person’s neck. During Tuesday’s work session Capt. Greg Guiton of the OCPD provided new use of force guidelines drawn up by the department to outline how the weapons will be used and what limitations there will be. City Solicitor Guy Ayres helped consult on the legal aspect of the new standard operating procedures. The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention collects and analyzes information from police departments about the use of electronic control devices, and officers trained in the devices must be approved by the state, Guiton said. “We have a lot of checks and balances,” Guiton said. “It’s more than just the agency regulating it.” The City Council agreed to allow the OCPD to buy the Taser X2 model during a meeting in October, when Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said using electronic control devices would reduce the chance of injury to suspects or officers during arrests.

Councilwoman Margaret Pillas said there was concern about their use in crowded areas such as the Boardwalk. “From what [people] had read in the newspaper, they were a little leery of us trying this,” Pillas said of the OCPD’s failed attempts in previous years to lobby the City Council to use the weapons. Tasers could be used on the Boardwalk but officers would have to assess the situation to determine if use of the weapon were necessary, Guiton said. The OCPD also consulted the Maryland Attorney General’s Office to plan out the guidelines for use of the weapon, he said. “We wanted to cover all of these areas of concern that the medical profession, the general public and law enforcement had,” Guiton said. People sensitive to the use of Tasers, according to the guidelines, include the elderly, pregnant women and people weighing less than 100 pounds. “[Tasers] still could be use depending on what aggressive action is happening, however the officer must be mindful that there is a possible side affect,” Guiton said.


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Part-time OC homeowner missing TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Baltimore County Police are searching for a diabetic man from Dundalk who was reported missing on Dec. 6, and may need medical attention. The missing person, David Alexander, 56, has a residence in Ocean City, said Detective Cathleen Batton of the Baltimore County Police. “He is known to frequent wooded areas in Cumberland. When we initially issued the release we thought he might be headed out there,” Batton said. Alexander left for a doctor’s appointment on Dec. 5, at 9:30 a.m., and parked

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(Feb. 3 2012) The Ocean City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing during its Monday, March 5 meeting to seek public comment on a proposal to raise the fare for the shuttle that operates between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and the South Transit Station in downtown Ocean City. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave. A fare increase from the current $1 ride-all-day to a $3 ride-all-day, or $1 per boarding, which is the current fare structure of the Coastal Highway bus service, is being considered due to decreases in

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said she was invited to meet with a town employee and a union organizer but declined on the advice of City Solicitor Guy Ayres. Knight said phone calls from some employees expressed they wanted to unionize in response to some 4-3 votes by the majority members of the Ocean City Council, such as the forced retirement of former City Manager Dennis Dare in September. “We’ve all sought legal council,” Knight said of her fellow council members. “It’s quite disturbing [employees] feel they don’t have the support of the council. They felt they didn’t have a voice and their only choice was to form a union.” The Fraternal Order of Police petitioned for a referendum vote for collective bargaining twice before succeeding in 2002, and the City Council granted firefighters the collective bargaining rights with the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters in 2007. Neither model prevents firings, but both lay out how firings should be handled. Reflecting on a year in his 20s as a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Groves said employees should be careful what union fees to charge and what members would get in return for those dues. “The little guy that makes $12-$15 an hour has it tough right now. Those are the people who want to organize. That’s who they need to watch out for,” Groves said.

supply, and some insurance plans do not bill the oral chemotherapy drugs part of a cancer treatment plan the way intravenous treatment is charged, Raskin said. The bill is named to honor the late Kathy Mathias, who was well known as the city clerk with the town of Ocean City and for volunteering with the American Cancer Society before her death in August at age 58. Mathias survived a bout with breast cancer in the 1990s, but the cancer later returned in her bones. Her husband, Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38), is one of the 25 senators co-sponsoring the bill. Raskin said it was “natural” to name the bill after Kathy Mathias. As it happened, members of the American Cancer Society passed on the request to Sen. Mathias on what happened to be his late wife’s birthday. “[Kathy Mathias] was really a positive force in Ocean City and beyond,” Raskin said. “The day we asked him, he came up to me on the Senate floor with tears in his eyes and he said, ‘Of course.’” Passionate about cancer research, Mathias said more recognition of these FDA-approved drugs should be expected from insurance companies, and that his wife’s treatment was made more convenient with help of the oral chemotherapy. “In times when the patient is trying to keep their life moving forward, they don’t have time to go the infusion center and take the intravenous chemotherapy,” Mathias said. “The pills are expensive, but the quality of life they bring to people is

priceless. Kathy lived a quality life with the help of these drugs.” The pills have their own set of side affects that vary from patient to patient, but new forms of chemotherapy pills may be less extreme than the intravenous treatment and include a lower risk of hair loss, said Dr. Jessica Lee, director of medical oncology at Atlantic General Hospital. “There should not be an insurance coverage discrimination regarding cancer treatment,” Lee said. “I think it’s just as effective or efficient as traditional [intravenous] chemotherapy. And some drugs might be even better.” Berlin resident Jon DeForest said he uses one such pill, Sprycel, to treat his leukemia, and agreed the pills are easier on the body than the intravenous treatment. Doctors told him having his form of leukemia at 33 is unique, so he opted to use the recently developed pills to help gauge their reaction on a young patient. “If I didn’t have insurance, there is no way I could possibly afford it,” said DeForest, a mechanic who works at Loaded Gun Customs in Selbyville, Del. “My health plan treats it like a medication. I pay a $75 co-pay for it every month. It could have been $20,000-$30,000 for a year’s supply.” Even with insurance, DeForest has to pay for travel to doctors and high co-payments since they are specialists. Fundraisers have helped support his treatment. “This area is so giving,” DeForest said. “They don’t hand these drugs out over the counter, so these drugs can be pretty hard

to arrange without the right insurance.” Another cancer patient being treated daily with radiation and a chemotherapy pill called Xeloda is Kevin Chester, 44, of Selbyville, Del., who works part-time at Mother’s Cantina on 28th Street. “Other people have to get infusion chemotherapy because their insurance does not pay for the pills,” Chester said. “It would have cost me $5,800 for four weeks of Xeloda without my current health plan.” Sen. Catherine Pugh (D-40) introduced a similar bill last year, which did not pass, so she and Raskin introduced the Kathleen Mathias bill together. There is also a companion bill in the House of Delegates. If the bill passes, Maryland would join the 13 other states and the District of Columbia, which have laws requiring oral and intravenous chemotherapy treatment be classified equally by insurance plans. The American Cancer Society lobbied in favor of the legislation during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, said Kathy Decker, a volunteer who worked with Kathy Mathias. “Kathy continues to inspire. I think she has left her mark on this community for all time,” Decker said. Mathias said efforts such as this bill to make treatment more available would one day make cancer “a manageable ailment rather than an insidious disease.” “Kathy was ever dedicated to finding a cure long before she was diagnosed. We pledged we would keep up the fight,” Mathias said.


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get good buys to pass on to the county licensees, the owners of bars, restaurants and retail outlets selling spirits. Some of those licensees had chafed for years because of the high prices they said they sometimes had to pay for liquor from the Worcester County Liquor Control Board, an independent operation authorized by the state after the repeal of Prohibition. The licensees wanted to buy directly from private wholesalers. Because of complaints and accusations by the Worcester County Licensed Beverage Association, the Comptroller’s Office’s Field Enforcement Division in 2009 investigated the Liquor Control Board, specifically addressing accusations of the board’s sale of liquor at different prices to different bar and restaurant owners. During a well-publicized press conference at City Hall in Ocean City in early December 2010, Franchot said the board had violated state law and a hearing would be held. To avoid a hearing and a possible suspension of its license, the board made a voluntary payment of $16,000 as a cash settlement to the Comptroller’s Office later that month. The Liquor Control Board gave the money to the Comptroller’s Office to avoid the license suspension because the suspension would have hurt the many establishments that depended on it for their liquor supply. Not long after making that cash settlement, the Liquor Control Board hired an attorney, who tried to get the money back by saying the Comptroller’s Office lacked the authority to suspend or revoke the power of Liquor Control Boards to purchase and sell alcohol. The Comptroller’s Office disagreed and kept the money. The controversy of the Liquor Control Board and the dissatisfaction of many of the licensees led to the General Assembly’s passage of a bill last year to replace the board with a county department. The Liquor Control Board was replaced by the Worcester County Department of Liquor Control on July 1, 2011.

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Will tax proposals affect housing market? TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) An aspect of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 2013 budget that would reduce tax breaks for the top 20 percent of Maryland taxpayers has some realtors concerned the housing market would suffer from a cap on mortgage deductions. Nearly one quarter of the spending reductions intended to tackle Maryland’s $1 billion structural deficit in the $35.9 billion budget would require new revenue sources. The proposed limits would cap income tax deductions at 90 percent for those with annual incomes higher than $100,000, and at 80 percent for those with incomes higher than $200,000. Personal tax exemptions would also begin to phase out for singles making $100,000-$125,000, and couples filing $150,000-$175,000 jointly. Exemptions would be eliminated for those with incomes higher than that. To lobby against the income tax deduction limits, each chapter of the Maryland Association of Realtors met with legislators on Jan. 25, in Annapolis, said Chris Jett, president of the Coastal Association of Realtors. During a presentation to Lower Shore representatives, Jett said the state should tighten its budget rather than pass legislation that could reduce benefits for property ownership. “If it [were] passed, it could depreciate the sales prices. If you can’t write it off, property will be worth less,” Jett said. “Our feeling is, if you let the real estate

market recover, in the long run, it will generate more revenue for the state than a market that has not recovered.” Delegate Michael McDermott (R-38B) said he shared the realtors’ concerns about the possible affects of changing the affect of the tax bracket. “If you lower the benchmark for what it means to be wealthy and take away charitable deductions and mortgage deductions, that is going to take people out of the real estate market,” McDermott said. “[The state] might want more [limits on deductions] next year if we pass this, which is my concern.” The ability to seek mortgage deductions on taxes is only a part of the proposed income tax changes and only has the possibility of indirectly affecting the real estate market, said Raquel Guillory, spokeswoman for O’Malley. “Of course it’s a fragile market, but it has been made fragile by a national recession, and we have to look at new sources of revenue,” Guillory said. “I think there are a lot of things that could potentially impact the housing market, but this ranks — if at all — very low on that scale.” One sign that the market is recovering, Jett said, is that Ocean City’s inventory of condominiums on the market shrank by 15.7 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the local Multiple Listing Service. The same statistics for Worcester County indicate residential properties listed in the county shrank by 18.7 percent between 2010 and 2011.

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John A. Swontek Sr. OCEAN CITY — John A. Swontek Sr., 79, of Ocean City and formerly of Baltimore, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John A. and Dorothy (Collins) Swontek. Mr. Swontek was a meat packer for Esskay in Baltimore for many years. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Randall) Swontek of Ocean City; two sons; John A. Swontek III (Maryanne) of Baltimore and William R. Swontek (Karen) of Lewes; a sister, Marlene Enrich of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Swontek of Annapolis; seven grandchildren, Heather, Stacy, William, Lindsey, Madilyn, Mindy and Melissa; and one great granddaughter, Peyton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City. The Rev. John Ranney will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henlopen Soccer Club, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 384, Nassau, Del. 19969. John Pearse Quinlan OCEAN PINES — John Pearse Quinlan, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in New York, he was the son of the late William Quinlan and Margaret Casey Quinlan. He is survived by his wife, Natalie S. Quinlan. Mr. Quinlan was a retired United States Air Force veteran. He was a mem-

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ber of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John B. Quinlan and his wife, Mary; a daughter, Robin S. Holmes and her husband, Eric; a sister, Eileen Q. Kania; five grandchildren, John, James, Jacob, Bella and Eric; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a sister. A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday, Jan. 27, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The Rev. Leonard J. Downs officiated. Interment followed at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Timothy John Curran OCEAN CITY — Timothy John Curran of Ocean City died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. He was the devoted son of Peggy Burns and her husband, Michael Burns, and John Joseph Curran; loving father of Angelina and Simone Whitaker and Timothy John Curran Jr. expected in April, and stepfather of Nicholas Whitaker; and dear brother of the late Melanie Ann Curran and stepbrother of Tracy Smith and James Burns. Mr. Curran is also survived by his uncle, the Rev. Glen Willis SDS; his nephews. Malik Curran and Zion Julias; his great-aunt, Eileen Willis; his former wife Jaime Whitaker; and his fiancée, Jessica McCabe. Funeral services were held at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Baltimore. Memorial contributions for his children may be made online at x1522i4.

Kenneth George Higdon OCEAN CITY — Kenneth George Higdon, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late George W. Higdon and Catherine S. Gregory Higdon. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Ralphine Warner Higdon. Mr. Higdon is also Kenneth Higdon survived by his children, Patricia Lee Burns and her husband, Robert, of Frankford, Del., Michael Warner Higdon and his wife, Mary, of Ocean City and Kathryn Christia Higdon of Ocean City; two grandchildren, Raymond Gregory Bacon and his wife, Olga, and Julia Lee Higdon; one great-grandchild, Anya Emily Bacon; two sisters-inlaw, Mary Higdon of Pasadena, Md., and Nancy Bramble of Easton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roland Higdon. Mr. Higdon was a graduate of Loyola High School. He had been employed as assistant chief of M.O.S.H.A. He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and crabbing. A memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 2, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City. Deacon Ed Holson officiated. Interment was private. Arrangements were handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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MVA on Wheels returning Feb. 7 (Feb. 3, 2012) The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s MVA on Wheels will return to Ocean City on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The MVA bus will be parked at the Public Safety Building lot on 65th Street. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following services are offered on the MVA bus: Renew a non-commercial drivers license; renew a Maryland photo identification card; obtain a duplicate drivers license; obtain a certified copy of a driving record; obtain disability placards; renew a vehicle registration; obtain substitute stickers; obtain duplicate registrations; return tags; change your name and/or address; register to vote and register as an organ donor. The MVA bus will next visit Ocean City on March 6. Future visits in the coming months also include April 10, May 8 and June 12. For more information, call the MVA at 1-800-950-1 MVA.

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Planning commissioner: new center will reduce flooding in area NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The owner of Twisters Gymnastics and Carmella’s Kids Learning Center on Route 113 in Berlin obtained approval Jan. 25 to move ahead with her plans to construct a large building on Old Ocean City Boulevard to house both businesses. Neighbors who expressed concern about increased flooding during rain storms were assured that Carmella Solito’s planned project, tentatively named the Berlin Activities Depot, would not worsen the situation. The town code does not allow any development to create a situation causing more stormwater discharge, Planning Di-

rector Chuck Ward said. “This project will not increase the amount of stormwater into the street and will, in fact, reduce it,” Planning Commissioner Pete Cosby said. Nearby resident Barbara Gallagher was not convinced. She said she must wear knee-high boots to get to her car when it rains now. “I don’t want to wear waders,” she said. Civil engineer Steve Hutchinson of Daft, McCune and Walker said the building, which will have 30,000 square feet with a possible addition of 20,000 square feet in a few years, would increase the amount of impervious surface on the site, which is the former parking lot for Tyson Foods, by only 3 percent. Gravel areas will be added to aid in stormwater management.

Although a developer is “not required to address offsite flooding problems,” five submerged gravel ponds will be onsite to store rainfall. The peak rate of runoff of water from a two-year storm would be a 50 percent reduction from what is discharged now, Hutchinson told the neighbors. At the present time, there is nothing onsite to prevent rainwater runoff, so the development would improve conditions in the area. Also, it would have no adverse effect on the possible addition of new storm drain lines in the area that were an option given by the Army Corps of Engineers in a study several years ago to improve the flooding situation. Planning Commissioner Ron Cascio See FIVE on Page 15

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Farm bureaus, businesses nationwide support Hudson family in legal battle NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Farm bureaus across the country are supporting the Berlin farm family being sued by the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance. The Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Colorado Farm Bureau, the Mississippi Farm Bureau, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and others have joined SaveFarmFamilies.Org to support Alan and Kristin Hudson in their legal fight. Major businesses Southern States Cooperative and Rabobank International and state organizations Maryland Grain Producers and the Maryland Pork Producers have also joined. Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips and the Waterkeeper Alliance filed a federal lawsuit in the District Court of Maryland against the Hudsons and Perdue Farms in 2010 because of what they thought was a manure pile on the 200acre farm. As it turned out, it was not manure, but biosolids from the Ocean City wastewater treatment plant, which are commonly used as fertilizer on farms. Water samples from ditches running past the pile of biosolids, however, revealed high levels of pollutants, which Phillips and the Waterkeeper Alliance said was a violation of the Clean Water Act. The Maryland Department of the Environment investigated the issue and asked the Hudsons, who are contract chicken growers for Perdue, to move the pile to a different site, which they did. The only



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They say the Waterkeeper Alliance continues their lawsuits until people are forced into bankruptcy before the case ever reaches a courtroom and they want to raise sufficient funds for the Hudsons to continue to fight their legal battle. Fundraisers continue to be held to help the Hudsons pay their legal bills. The most recent fundraiser was a chicken and dumplings dinner at the Showell Fire Hall on Jan. 20. The next fundraiser is scheduled to be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park. That fundraiser, sponsored by the farm bureaus of five counties, will include live and silent auctions, raffles and local food. All proceeds will support the Hudsons.

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did not care for the proposed building’s rather plain appearance, but the neighbors had no problems with it and Ron Morgan, principal of Becker Morgan Group, a Salisbury architectural and engineering firm, said the interior was more important than the exterior in this particular case. “The exterior of the building is not a high regard,” Morgan said. “The building is needed to be a container for all the good things that happen within.” What happens within the dark tan, metal building will be a variety of activities

for youths and adults. There will be gymnastics classes and gymnastics teams, camps, parties, cheer teams, babysitting, adult exercise classes like aerobics, yoga, Pilates and spinning and other events and programs for ages 18 months and up. The new building would also offer infant care. Solito’s plans for her proposed Berlin Activities Depot received final site plan approval from the Berlin Planning Commission during the special meeting arranged just for her project. When she appeared before the commission Jan. 11, she said time was of the essence because she needed to move out of her present lo-


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Are Tasers necessary for this ‘family’ resort? With the advent of Taser use by the Ocean City Police Department, the question that apparently has been asked and answered is how these electronic dart guns will be deployed. What they will do is create an opportunity to ratchet up the response from old-fashioned tactics that can be more dangerous for the police to the newest technology that is more dangerous for the subject. And that’s despite everything else that’s being said. That’s because the “nonlethal” label attached to these things is largely propaganda. Although Tasers are far less likely than bullets to have fatal results, the 10 Taser-related deaths in Maryland so far shows there is no money-back guarantee that someone won’t die. Put it this way: if it were a pill, the FDA would recall it. Frederick County last month won a Taser wrongful death lawsuit, when the jury declared the weapon’s use was justified. Jarell Gray, 20, was drunk and involved in a fight when he was Tasered twice for not complying with police orders. The medical examiner ruled the cause of death was undetermined, but said the Taser was a contributing factor. The officer certainly didn’t mean to kill anyone and Gray should have done what he was told. Still, dying for failure to comply is extreme. Somehow, all this goes against the grain of the “favorite family resort” image that Ocean City continuously promotes. If the resort is now saying Tasers are required to maintain order, that’s a strong message to families that this might be too rough of a place for them. The problem is, and all guidelines for Taser use aside, no one can ascertain what someone else’s internal physical condition is at the time of a scuffle. One lawsuit is all it will take, win or lose, to ruin an image on which the resort has spent millions.

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Property owners should protect interests Editor, I am not an Ocean City resident. I cannot vote in OC and have no voice in its government. I am just an OC non-resident property owner who has been spending substantial time in OC for more than 30 years. I continue to come to OC because I believe it is the best family resort on the East Coast. This past summer I saw “ads” in local papers bemoaning that OC employees had not had a raise in four years. Somewhat strangely, no person or entity claimed authorship of the “ad.” Apparently, the “ad” now has a mouthpiece in Citizens for Ocean City. Looks like the spokesman is Joe Groves, who is reported to think it is a great idea to increase OC taxes so city employees can get a raise. Bluntly put, Citizens for Ocean City supports a rip off of OC nonresident property owners. That some city workers now want to unionize comes as no surprise: firemen, police, and teachers have led the way in showing why they believe public servants should be treated as a special class. Let me ask this, if city workers were so underpaid, under-benefited, and deprived of step and length of service bonuses — then why do you think there would be a line of applicants for a city job from City Hall to Salisbury waiting to take the job at an even lower pay and less benefits? The reason should be obvious to any objective mind. Most people have not had a

raise in four years. Most people have seen their income decline in the last four years. Most people do not have, and will never have, a generous city pension and health plan. Most people have to work hard. Most people consider the phrase “government worker” to be an oxymoron; the current greed of those supporting a tax hike to fund a pay raise reinforces this belief. How far does OC want to go to kill the goose that laid the golden egg (aka property owners)? If Mr. Groves bullies his way through City Council the goose is a goner! I have taken the initiative to speak to both Mayor Meehan and some council members. I have been assured a pay increase is not on the agenda for at least this year. I take people at their word until proven wrong. However, the concerns of nonresident property owners have been historically ignored by the OC establishment; non-voters have no voice. History will repeat itself until property owners use what power they have and take steps to protect their interest from the greed now promoted by Citizens for Ocean City. For starters, the time to organize a non-resident property owners association is upon us if OC pays any heed to the request for a raise financed on the backs of property owners during a “bust” time in OC. Simply put, Citizens for Ocean City represents the few trying to take advantage of the many who cannot vote. Citizens for Ocean City ignores the fact that we are all in this together and OC should never

select winners and losers in this economy. Bottom line — we all must continue to tighten our belts. Jim Majernik Rochester Hills, Mich.

Thank you for generous donation Editor, The Ocean City/Worcester County Humane Society would like to thank Ernie Stiles and participants of the Bavarian Hops Match for their generous donation of $1,000 as a result of their recent golf match. This monetary gift will be used to help with the care of our many shelter animals that are waiting for their forever homes. We appreciate your continued support. Kenille Davies, director Ocean City/Worcester County Humane Society

Which God? Editor, Those Romans and Greeks were so quaint, with their Gods of this and their Gods of that, like Zeus and Hera, or Neptune and Mars. We know we’re way beyond their naïveté, with our one, and only one, all powerful God. How could anyone with any sense believe otherwise? And then the Episcopal minister said, “Glenn Beck’s God is not my God!” And the general said, “I knew See READERS’ FORUM on Page 17

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By Stewart Dobson It was suggested just recently that I don’t know much about sports and that I am less attuned to running, throwing, catching, dunking, kicking, batting and skating than any pickup truck driver has any right to be. I hasten to point out that it was never suggested that I focus more on picking out shoes, having essentially two pair – one with fishing-related stains and one without for special occasions – but I was nevertheless tagged with the label “just not interested.” Clearly, they don’t know who I am or that I will be earnestly rooting for the Giants this Super Bowl and hoping that Eli Manning (I believe that’s his name) will drive the other team (whoever it is) into the ground like a tent peg. Just kidding. I know who Eli Manning is and the New England (We’ll Secretly Tape Your Practices) Patriots. The reason for my great admiration of the Giants is simple: 1958 – The Greatest Game Ever Played, when the (real) Colts and Johnny Unitas beat the Giants and Charley Conerly in the first sudden death overtime ever in a championship game. I remember the game well, watching it as I did on Channel 11, back in the day when televisions apparently ran on coal but still survived without 117 other channels seemingly devoted to home-shopping, home-fixing, home-wrecking, home-cooking or people who work at semi-unusual jobs. The thing was not that I honestly understood what was happening, being relatively young at the time, but that I was concerned we all might be cast out on the street to fend for ourselves, as my father, along with the Colts themselves, clearly teetered on the brink of sudden death. When Alan “The Horse” Ameche plunged across the goal line to win the game, my father literally danced on the furniture, an act that led to some disciplinary issues: “If he can do it, why can’t I?” As it happened, my hero of that game and many thereafter was wide receiver Raymond Berry, mostly because he wasn’t big, he wasn’t fast and had one leg shorter than the other. Because I also was neither big nor fast, I figured he would be good to emulate. That worked out well, until I was sent home from 5th grade for insisting on walking with a limp. So yes, I do know something about football (and other organized sports) and I also know that when the Colts surreptitiously limped out of town some years later, I was left with the Giants. So I will tune in on Sunday and watch it all unfold. I will even dance on the furniture, providing it’s warranted and, more importantly, if I’m allowed.

my God was a real god and his was an idol.” Good gosh, do we have plural Gods, too? Let’s see: I’m told the Sunni God is not the Shiite God. And the Lord of the Jews is not the Catholic’s God, et Cetera, et cetera, So, really, how far have we come? Don Winslow Ocean Pines

Ocean Pines Yacht Club suggestions Editor, In recent years, we have replaced the Yacht Club roof, installed new siding, a new elevator, a Java Bay Café with new furniture and fixtures, refurbished the kitchen and installed new equipment, relocated and installed a new bar, refurbished the bathrooms, partially repaired the piling and decking, installed a new

bathroom for the pool, a new pool pump room, a Bocce Court and did a great deal of renovation outside around the bar and sitting areas. There may be more but that is all that I can recall. My estimate is we spent around $1.5 million. Now, we are being asked to flush it down the toilet and build a new $3.1 million Yacht Club on the gamble that if we build it, “they will come.” There are multitudes of catering choices on the bay and on the ocean that are attractive and well priced. We have 13 restaurants just outside the South Gate that are more convenient to many association members than the Yacht Club. We have had a series of general managers and restaurant managers who didn’t have that much competition, and they could not run a successful food and beverage amenity. Figures reported on the Yacht Club by our general manager indicate that we are increasing traffic. Despite that, we are still losing money. In some cases the increase in cost to facilitate an increase in traffic

has resulted in additional losses. You can’t make up losses with volume. I don’t know how many of you remember, it is almost a decade ago, a plan was presented to our members to build a new community center that was so extravagant it was nicknamed the “Taj Mahal.” It was soundly defeated in a referendum. The shame of it is that so much money was wasted on the plans and on a referendum that was certain to be defeated. Now, what has been presented to us is another Taj Mahal, which, to say the least is just as extravagant, especially in the current economic environment. It is extravagant because we are unable to compete with the surrounding restaurants and it is extravagant because it will continue to be a financial disaster if we continue on the same course, doing business as usual. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and I have a bridge to sell to anyone that thinks the Yacht Club rebuild, as presented, will be a success. See READER’S FORUM on Page 18


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If we really want a true amenity that will not be a financial burden, and consequently deflate our property values, we should renovate our existing Yacht Club and lease it to a professional management group or an experienced restaurateur. An alternative is to build a seasonal one-story building with only food and beverage services on about the scale of the Beach Club. That would be more feasible financially and less of a challenge for our own management. I am hopeful that the board will put an end to this nonsense before it progresses any further. If not, I hope all of you will join in soundly defeating the Taj Mahal referendum. Norman Katz Ocean Pines

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Favorable reaction to proposed new Country Club facility NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Ocean Pines property owner Bob Smith was one of several people who voiced approval of the proposal to demolish and rebuild the Country Club during a public input session Tuesday evening. “It’s one of the best thought out plans I’ve seen in a long time,” Smith told Ocean Pines General Manager Bob Thompson following the presentation at the Community Center. Smith, who is not a golfer, said it is “time to move on” with the proposed project. Thompson proposes that the twostory, 14,947-square-foot Country Club be rebuilt at a cost of $3.4 million because of the existing building’s poor condition. To fix it, Thompson said, “would be like having a 30-year-old car and putting all new parts in it.” The new two-story, 17,140-square-foot building would have an eating area plus meeting space on the top floor. He estimated the cost of the new facility at $200 per square foot or $3.42 million. The new

facility would be larger because it would include a storage area for golf carts, which are now stored in a separate building that is in very poor condition. “You can literally see through holes in the floor,” Thompson said. “Putting the golf carts in this building means we wouldn’t have to build a new structure in the future.” The proposed layout of a new two-story Country Club also includes a main dining area that could be separated into more areas, a large bar, a pro shop, a kitchen, a card room, offices and locker rooms. “We want to make it to the size we need to support golf,” Thompson said. The building could also be used for catered events. Some people had questioned why Ocean Pines should provide a catering space for outsiders, but Thompson said at least 80 percent of the past catered events have been held by Ocean Piners. “A large group of our residents want to take advantage of our facilities,” he said. To pay for the new Country Club and a needed new road at a cost of $350,000, Thompson proposes using $778,000 from reserves, borrowing $1 million and

selling 10 waterfront lots, now part of hole No. 10 of the golf course, for $200,000 each or a total of $2 million. That last proposal worries Merema Swanson, who has lived nearby for 17 years and cherishes the view of that hole of the golf course. “Not at the expense of my sanctuary,” Swanson said. “Why should that be at my expense?” His proposal to sell lots drew a few other negative comments, but Thompson said he was doing as directed by the board to come up with solutions. “I’m coming up with potential solutions,” he said. “You’re not going to stop me from coming up with solutions.” It is up to the board of directors to decide whether to move forward with Thompson’s proposal to build a new Country Club and a new Yacht Club. The board, he said, could decide to do one, or both or neither. If the board decides to do one or both, Thompson would get designs for the building or buildings and then the project or projects would be put out for bids. A referendum for property owners could be held in late spring or early summer.


General Manager Bob Thompson’s proposal to have a new Country Club built in Ocean Pines received favorable responses during Tuesday’s public input session.

“And you all decide,” Thompson told the audience of about 40 people. “Thank you for trying,” resident Jack Gilmore said. “You’ve done an awful lot of work.” Part time resident Frank Gudelsky said all residents benefit from the community’s amenities. “Amenity investments are necessary to avoid a death spiral,” he said. Thompson will hold public input session at 10 a.m., Saturday, when both the proposed new Country Club and the proposed new Yacht Club will be discussed.

Thompson optimistic about rebound for golf after improvements NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Ocean Pines General Manager Bob Thompson expects an upswing in golf play after the greens are rebuilt and if a new Country Club is built. “The golf experience is just not there right now,” Thompson said during Tuesday’s input session at the Community Center about the proposed new Country Club. Golf play was up 23 percent when the greens were in good condition in May, June and July, Thompson. Play went south when the condition of the greens deteriorated in August, September and October, but even with fewer rounds being played those months, play was up 9.4 percent from May through October as compared to the previous year. Because of the greens being in bad shape, the board of directors approved rebuilding them, nine holes at a time at a total cost of $900,000 for all 18 holes.

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Thompson wants nine of the holes redone by summer. The remaining nine would be rebuilt later. To help pay for the work, the board approved Thompson’s plan Jan. 17 to offer lifetime golf memberships. He had proposed the offer in October and he and board member Pete Gomsak had spoken to several golfers about the lifetime membership before the board approved it to see if some might take advantage of it. “We’ve had several say ‘yes’ to lifetime membership,” Thompson said. The membership prices depend on age. Golfers age 70 and older may pay $12,500 for a lifetime membership, golfers age 60 to 69 may pay $17,500, golfers age 50 to 59 may pay $22,500 and golfers younger than age 50 may pay $25,000.

The memberships are limited in number. Up to 10 memberships would be sold to golfers age 70 and older, up to 12 memberships would be sold to golfers age 60 to 60 and up to six memberships would be sold to golfers age 50 to 59. Only five lifetime memberships would be sold to golfers younger than age 50. If all 33 available lifetime memberships were sold, $595,000 would be raised for the greens project. With new greens coming, Thompson would also like to have a new Country Club. The community needs to be able to support golf tournaments and to do that, he proposes that a new building have room for 160 in a dining area. Approximately 144 golfers participate in tournaments and because a few might have

guests or there might be guest speakers, he upped the number to 160. “We want to make it the size we need to support golf,” he said. When Ocean Pines resident Steve Lind asked if the new building would increase golf revenues, Thompson said the building “is irrelevant if we don’t have a product to sell.” The better greens will bring the golfers back to the course, Thompson said, but the building is needed to improve the golfing experience and because the present building is in poor condition. Although there are only 303 golf members, from 1,500 to 1,600 nonmember Ocean Pines residents actively play golf at the Ocean Pines Golf Course, Thompson said.

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Maryland State Police arrested a Baltimore woman, who was listed as one of Worcester County’s most wanted, in Berlin on Jan. 29. Troopers arrested Branden Leigh Sandifer, 31, on Upshur Street in Berlin for three outstanding warrants for failing to appear, including one from Worcester County Circuit Court for B. Sandifer narcotics distribution, the police report stated. Police arrested her without incident and a Worcester County Court Commissioner ordered her held without bond at the Worcester County Jail.

The Ocean City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in a burglary and attempted assault. On Jan. 1, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Philadelphia Avenue, where surveillance footage filmed the suspect, who is believed to be a Hispanic male, pacing back and forth near the victim’s residence, the police report stated. The female victim told police the man had attacked her inside her residence. During the attack, her boyfriend arrived and confronted the suspect, who ran away after a brief altercation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 410-723-6604. Those providing information may remain anonymous.

Cigarette trafficking Maryland State Police arrested a Newport News, Va., man on Jan. 25, in connection with the transportation of untaxed cigarettes

valued at $23,920. At 3:15 a.m., a trooper pulled over Magheifry Ould Cheikh, 30, for a speeding violation while traveling north on Route 13 in Pocomoke and noticed packages in the car. During questioning, Cheikh admitted to transporting contraband, and a probable cause search of Cheikh’s vehicle revealed 400 cartons of untaxed cigarettes, according to police. The cigarettes had an estimated retail value of $23,920 and cost the state $8,000 in taxes, according to estimates by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. Cheikh was later released on a $25,000 unsecured bond, the police report stated.

Transporting cigarettes Maryland State Police charged a Philadelphia, Pa., man on Jan. 31, with transporting untaxed cigarettes valued at $41,262. While traveling north on Route 113 near Berlin, a trooper pulled over Tong Ping Lu, 44, for a traffic stop and suspected several indicators of criminal behavior. During a search of the vehicle the trooper found 690 cartons of unstamped cigarettes, according to police. The retail value of the cigarettes was estimated at $41,262 and the tax value for the state was estimated at $13,800, according to the Maryland Comptroller’s Office.

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phone calls from people identifying themselves as attorneys or as employees of attorneys. The callers tell the person that they have defaulted on a loan or owe a company money and must pay the caller, who has the person’s social security number and other personal information. The Sheriff’s Office said the callers have often obtained the victims’ information from applications to companies making “pay day loans.” The callers are persistent and call the victims numerous times to demand payment and additional personal information. The number that has been displayed on Caller ID is 213-550-2032. The Sheriff’s Office reminds people not to divulge personal information over the telephone. Anyone who receives such a call and has outstanding loans should call the lending company directly to determine of the status of the loan. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Recruits sought The Worcester Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for deputy sheriff recruit, a position for non-certified officers. The entry-level salary is set at $37,496 annually while in the police academy. The deadline for applications is Feb. 29. All applicants must be 21, pass a written exam, a physical agility test, an oral interview, a background and criminal records check, a polygraph, psychological tests, and take a medical exam and drug screening. For more information, contact Heather Horner at 410-632-1112, or Lt. Andrew McGee at 410-632-1112.

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Trial set for man indicted in death of former 707 bar owner TOM RISEN â&#x2013; Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) The West Ocean City man charged with the death of 707 Bar & Grill owner Carey Patrick Flynn will face a motions hearing on March 9, and a jury trial on April 2 for manslaughter, seconddegree assault and disorderly conduct. A Worcester County grand jury indicted Cyle Morgan Walker, 26, after being presented with the results of Flynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore on Jan. 25. Worcester County Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Beau Oglesby said the autopsy was completed in December, but a grand jury was unavailable to review it until January. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we received the autopsy and evaluated what it said, we looked at the strength of possible prosecution,â&#x20AC;? Oglesby said.â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Walker] had an initial appearance and a bond review [on Friday], where we requested no bond. After hearing from his attorney, David Moore, the judge de-

termined a $50,000 bond was appropriate.â&#x20AC;? Walker, of West Ocean City, was released from custody after paying the bond on Jan. 27, according to the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. The autopsy was reviewed to determine if Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s altercation with Flynn outside the bar on Oct. 6 was to blame for his death, since the restaurant owner had a pacemaker to maintain his heart rate. According to police records, a Worcester County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy went to the restaurant at approximately 2:30 a.m., after reports that Flynn had been assaulted and was experiencing shortness of breath following an altercation outside the establishment with Walker. Flynn, 63, of West Ocean City died at 5:30 a.m., at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Flynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family closed the 707 Sports Bar & Grille permanently in December, and there are no new tenants in the building.

Woman dies in alleged drunken-driving crash TOM RISEN â&#x2013; Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in an early morning crash last week that claimed the life of a 55-year-old Berlin woman. At 6:29 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, Worcester County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies and the Berlin Fire Company responded to a single-vehicle accident on Cedar Lane Road, west of Evans Road, in Berlin. A preliminary investigation indicates Laura Widgeon of Berlin was traveling west in her 2003 Chevrolet Suburban when she crossed the center line of the road and then quickly turned her vehicle back toward the westbound lane, but continued into a roadside ditch.

According to the Worcester County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, the vehicle rotated and eventually overturned. Widgeon was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She suffered traumatic injuries when she was ejected and the Medical Examiner pronounced her dead at the scene. Police do not know what time the crash occurred or what may have caused the accident, although Worcester County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lt. Ed Schreier said Widgeon visited at least one bar in Berlin that evening and alcohol appears to be a contributing factor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her blood alcohol content is still being determined,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Worcester County Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 4 46TH STREET UNIT 410 PARKING SPACE 160 & 165 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Joseph Balcar III and Catherine Balcar, dated June 30, 2003 and recorded in Liber No. 3890, Folio 257 among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester County at the Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill MD 21863, on February 16, 2012 AT 03:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester County, Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? 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 $25,000.00 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 County 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. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement within ten days of the ratification, the deposit shall be forfeited to the Sub. Trustees and all of the expenses of this sale (including attorney fees and full commission on the gross sale price of the sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. Purchaser(s) acknowledge the obligation to settle within ten days of ratification of the foreclosure sale. In the event that settlement does not occur within ten days, the purchaser(s) shall be in default. Upon such default, Sub. Trustees shall file a Motion and Order to resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser(s). Purchasers(s) hereby consent to entry of such resale order without further notice. The defaulting purchaser(s) shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, including, but not limited to, exceptions to the sale, bankruptcy filings by interested parties, court administration of the foreclosure or unknown title defects, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, ground rent, water and all public charges including electrical, sanitation and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, are to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. The purchaser is responsible for any

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Legal Notices amount in excess of $250.00 of outstanding water bills, if any incurred prior to date of sale. 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. 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. (Matter #548765) Kenneth J. MacFadyen, Miriam S. Fuchs, Jeffrey Huston and Daniel Menchel Sub Trustees OCD-1/26/4t ___________________________________ CHRISTOPHER T. WOODLEY, ESQ. WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON, LLP 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND 21842

TRUSTEE’S SALE OF VALUABLE TIME-SHARE INTERVALS IN PHASE III, OF MARLIN COVE CONDOMINIUM 106-A EDWARD TAYLOR ROAD OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND By virtue of a Claim of Lien recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and pursuant to the Order of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, Case No. 23-C-11-1629, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY ONE WEST MARKET STREET SNOW HILL, MD 21863 ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012, AT 10:00 A.M. Units 108 108

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Each time interval being four (4) weeks per year of the corresponding unit, each unit being part of both the Marlin Cove Time Share Owners Association, Inc. and Phase III of the Marlin Cove Condominium, including an undivided interest in the common elements thereof, as established pursuant to a Condominium Declaration and By-Laws recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, and any subsequent Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as to each condominium unit, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, including the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions-Timeshare Ownership, dated December 23, 1987, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber W.C.L. 1403, folio 3, et seq., and the amendments thereto. The property 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 warranties or guarantees. Time Interval “A” in Unit No. 108 in Phase III of the Marlin Cove Condominium is being sold subject to a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of

$16,490.00, dated August 14, 1991, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, in Liber R.H.O. 1765, folio 053, et seq. A secured party may bid and shall be excused from deposit requirements. The Trustee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the full amount of sale per time interval will be required at the time of sale, such deposit to be in cash or check. Cost of all recordation and transfer taxes, maintenance fees (if applicable) and all other incidental settlement costs shall be borne by the purchaser. The date of settlement shall be fifteen (15) days after final ratification by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, time being of the essence; otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser, or in any manner designated by the Trustee; or, without forfeiting deposit, the Seller may exercise any of it legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. For more information, you may contact Christopher T. Woodley, Trustee, at 410-289-3553. OCD-1/26/3t ___________________________________ RAYMOND C. SHOCKLEY WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON PA 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 739 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14534 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARIE ANN DALEY Notice is given that Russell Parasky, 7551 Troon Court, Indianapolis, IN 46237, was on January 11, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Marie Ann Daley who died on November 15, 2011, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 11th day of July, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Russell Parasky

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: January 19, 2012 OCD-1/19/3t ___________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Thomas P. Dore, et al as Substituted Trustees VS. Erin Dunworth Kevin Dunworth IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY CASE NO. 23-C-11-001266

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 12th day of January, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 13 Royal Oaks Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, and Erin Gloth, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 13th day of February, 2012, provided that a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 6th day of February, 2012. The Report states the amount of sale to be $133,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/19/3t ___________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (443) 541-8600 Thomas P. Dore, et al as Substituted Trustees VS. Bonnie Ruth Holder John D. Holder IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY CASE NO. 23-C-11-001306

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 13th day of January, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the above-mentioned proceeding, known as 261 Ocean Parkway, Berlin, MD 21811, made and reported by Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Shannon Menapace, and Erin Gloth, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 13th day of February, 2012, provided

that a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper in Worcester County once in each of three successive weeks on or before the 6th day of February, 2012. The Report states the amount of sale to be $85,400.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-1/19/3t ___________________________________


Thursday, February 9, 2012 Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room 1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 12-05, on the application of James Holland, requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback, measured from the center line of a road, from 60 feet to 40.44 feet (an encroachment of 19.56 feet), associated with a proposed pole barn in an A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-201(b)(1) and ZS 1-305, located on the northerly side of Swans Gut Road at the intersection of Swans Gut Road and Snow Hill Road, Tax Map 102, Parcel 14, in the Eighth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 12-06, on the application of Brent Serman, on the lands of Martha Fulton and Jennie Fulton, requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback on a major collector highway from 50 feet to 19.27 feet (an encroachment of 30.73 feet), associated with an agricultural accessory building in an A-1 Agricultural District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(4), ZS 1-201(b)(1), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1-326, located at 5507 Snow Hill Road (MD Route 12), on the northeast corner of Whiton Road (MD Route 354) and Snow Hill Road, Tax Map 55, Parcel 12, in the Second Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Case No. 12-04, on the application of Don McLane, on behalf of The Man Can, LLC., on the lands of BarrettBerlin Partnership, requesting an after-the-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback on an arterial highway from 100 feet to 97 feet (an encroachment of 3 feet), associated with a modular office building incidental to a commercial operation in a C-2 General Commercial District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-210(b)(2), ZS 1-305 and ZS 1-326, located at 10543 Ocean Gateway (US Route 50), approximately 1,100 feet west of the intersection of Friendship Road (MD Route 452) and Ocean Gateway, Tax Map 25, Parcel 70, in the Third Tax District of

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Legal Notices Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-1/26/2t ___________________________________

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, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2) & (3), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 11094(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to design standards to permit one (1) tandem parking space, and to request a two (2) parking space waiver for a manager’s apartment; and to the provisions of Section 11095(1)(a) requesting a variance to front and side yard setbacks to allow an enclosed fire-rated egress stairway. The site of the appeal is described as Lot 8, Block 41 of the Sinepuxent Beach Company Plat, further described as located on the northwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and 2nd Street, and locally known as Summer Semester Apartments, LLC, 302-2nd Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: GEORGE HARKINS – (BZA 2334 12-09500001) 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-1/26/2t ___________________________________ J. HARRISON PHILLIPS III 115-72ND STREET OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of July, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Robert Dennis Haun 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: January 26, 2012 OCD-1/26/3t ___________________________________

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


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OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14542 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS PHILLIP HAUN Notice is given that Robert Dennis Haun, 871 Harwood Drive, Harwood, MD 20776, was on January 18, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Thomas Phillip Haun who died on December 19, 2011, 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

A request has been submitted to remove existing 4’ x 226’ parallel dock on north side, to disconnect existing piers at bulkhead, to install approximately 973’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead, to install a new 4’ x 226’ parallel dock (using existing piles) on north side, to install capboard to cover gap between old and new bulkheads (approximately 36” wide), to reconnect existing piers to new bulkhead, and to remove (5) existing tapered finger piers and replace with (5) new 4’ x 30’ perpendicular piers. All construction a MDC of 30’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 719 Rusty Anchor RD Parcel # 9160-4 -

0115- in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC. Owner: Rusty Anchor Condo ASSN PW12-015 A request has been submitted to add two boatlifts w/associated poles, add 2 PWC lifts w/poles, and enlarge existing 4’ x 20’ parallel pier to 4.5’ x 40’ total channelward 30’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 109 Sea Lane Parcel # 8020A-1436B-5B-0-0117-190568 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Boatlifts of Ocean City Owner: Greg Ensor PW12-016 A request has been submitted to install 25’ of new vinyl replacement bulkhead, a 6’ x 25’ parallel pier, a 6’ x 44’ perpendicular pier, and two (2) boatlifts with all associated poles for a maximum channelward extension of 50’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 631 Bayshore DR Unit A Parcel # 5277 -2809-0 -0112-063507 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hidden Oak Farm, LLC Owner: Wesley Dietz PW12-017 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-1/26/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE The TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND is soliciting bids for grass mowing services for the period of April 16 through June 30, 2012. Please indicate your interest in receiving a copy of the bid specifications by making a request in writing to the following address or by calling 410-2500125: Thomas J. Shuster, Town of Ocean City, 200 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 2184. To be considered, the proposal must be received by Thomas J. Shuster, 200 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 by 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND is soliciting bids for grass mowing services for the period of July 1 through October 31, 2012. Please indicate your interest in receiving a copy of the bid specifications by making a request in writing to the following address or by calling 410-2500125: Thomas J. Shuster, Town of Ocean City, Maryland, 200 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842. To be considered, the proposal must be received by Thomas J. Shuster, 200 125th Street, Ocean, City, MD 21842 by 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012. OCD-2/2/1t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION OF BILL 12-1 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 12-1 (Public Safety - Height of Habitable Structures) was introduced by Commissioners Boggs, Bunting, Church, Gulyas, Lockfaw and Purnell on January 17, 2012. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § PS 1-201. (Repeals this section of

the Public Safety Article in its entirety; this section previously established a maximum height of forty-five feet for any structure intended for human occupancy which is no longer necessary due to developments in both the County Building and Fire Codes and current capabilities of local fire companies.) §§ PS 1-202 through PS 1-205. (Renumbers Sections PS 1-202 through PS 1-205 as Sections PS 1-201 through PS 1-204 respectively.) A Public Hearing will be held on Bill 12-1 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. This is only a fair summary of the bill. A full copy of the bill is posted on the Legislative Bulletin Board in the main hall of the Worcester County Government Center outside Room 1103, is available for public inspection in Room 1103 of the Worcester County Government Center and is available on the County Website at . THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-2/2/2t ___________________________________


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Planning and Zoning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 At 7:00 pm To consider including “scooters, scoot-coupes and other names commonly associated with such vehicles that do not require a State vehicle registration license” as a special exception or conditional use with appropriate safeguards and regulations in various zoning districts. APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION – FILE #1214100001 No oral or written testimony will be accepted after the close of the public hearing. Public hearings that are not completed at one meeting may be continued without additional advertised notice provided the Commission Chairman announces that the hearing will be continued and gives persons in attendance an opportunity to sign up for written notice of the additional hearing dates. For further information concerning this public hearing, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development, Room 242, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Phone 410-289-8855. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

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Legal Notices PAM GREER BUCKLEY, CHAIRPERSON WILLIAM E. ESHAM, III, ATTORNEY OCD-2/2/2t ___________________________________

PUBLIC HEARING set for proposed fare increase of West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle Ocean City, MD – The Ocean City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing at its Monday, March 5 meeting to seek public comment on a proposal to raise the fare for the shuttle that operates between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and the South Transit Station in downtown Ocean City. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue. A fare increase from the current $1 ride-all-day to a $3 ride-all-day or $1 per boarding, which is the current fare structure of the Coastal Highway bus service, is being considered due to decreases in bus fare revenue and higher operating costs of the municipal bus service. The West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle service operates from May through September. The location of the public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires special assistance to participate in the public hearing should contact Dianna Davis at 410-723-2174, at TTD 410-723-3636 10 days prior to the hearing in order for Ocean City Transportation to make necessary arrangements. A sign language interpreter will be present and available at the hearing. OCD-2/2/5t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14539 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MILDRED HALE Notice is given that Charles S. Warner, 15 North Pintail Drive, Berlin, MD 21811, was on January 17, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mildred Hale who died on December 27, 2011, 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 17th day of July, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal

representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Charles S. Warner 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: 2-2-2012 OCD-2/2/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made by the Undersigned for the Transfer of a Class “A” BEER-WINE License, 7 Day, By Sherri Lynne Hicks, 8681 Langmaid Road, Newark, Maryland 21841. For: Sherri Hicks, LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Royal Farms #36 8307 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 Formerly: Carroll England (Individually) to Sherri Hicks, LLC There will be a public hearing on the application in the Board Room, Room 1102 in the Government Center, Snow Hill, Maryland, on: February 15, 2012 @ 2:20 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS OCD-2/2/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made by the Undersigned for a Class “B” BEERWINE-LIQUOR License, 7 Day, By Francesco Antonio DiMauro, 55 White Horse Drive, Ocean Pines, MD 21811; Giulio Assante, 3209 East Columbia Street, Whitehall, Pennsylvania 18052; Robert E. Rhouds, Jr., 3018 Orefield Road, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104. For: Famiglia, LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Blue Bar and Grill Units C1, C2, and C3 San Remo Condominium 5401 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: February 15, 2012 @ 2:10 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS OCD-2/2/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Application has been made to the Undersigned for a Request to alter and expand the licensed premises. Request to add outside alcohol service areas. Request includes addition of an open air second floor deck as well as an open air bar and dining area with outside speakers. Class “B” BEER-WINELIQUOR License, 7 Day, By Jay Taustin, 2305 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842; Mark Leiner, 2305 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. For: The Embers Restaurant, Inc. For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Ember’s Restaurant 2305 Philadelphia Avenue 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: February 15, 2012 @ 1:25 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS OCD-2/2/2t ___________________________________ RAYMOND C. SHOCKLEY WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON PA 3509 COASTAL HIGHWAY P.O. BOX 739 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14428 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF OLIVER LEWIS MOSNER JR Notice is given that Jessica Baker, 3585 Springwood Road, Redlion, PA 17356; and Rachel Mosner, 10 Pinewood Drive, Somersworth, NH 03878, were on January 25, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Oliver Lewis Mosner Jr who died on October 10, 2011, 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 25th day of July, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or

filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Jessica Baker Rachel Mosner Personal Representatives 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: February 02, 2012 OCD-2/2/3t ___________________________________ JEFFREY E. NUSINOV FISHER & WINNER, LLP 2002 CLIPPER PARK ROAD #108 BALTIMORE, MD 21211

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14523 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF BETTY P. VINCENT Notice is given that Marlaine Helfenbein, 707 Anneslie Road, Baltimore, MD 21212, was on January 23, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Betty P. Vincent who died on December 12, 2011, 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 23rd day of July, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Marlaine Helfenbein 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: February 02, 2012 OCD-2/2/3t ___________________________________

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Gov. O’Malley emphasizes ‘jobs budget’ in State of State address Fiscally responsiblechoices help Maryland move out of era of recession, Gov. says TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Gov. Martin O’Malley gave his State of the State address on Wednesday, outlining his social and financial priorities for the 2012 legislative session, asking for tough decisions in an effort to fund state programs and create jobs. “With tough but fiscally responsible choices, we are moving our state forward — out of an era of recession, foreclosure and job loss; and into a new era of job creation and greater opportunity for all,” O’Malley said in his speech. The governor applauded Maryland’s schools for being ranked first nationwide for a fourth year in a row by Education Week and cited another positive point that Maryland’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent in December, which is the lowest since February 2009. “The capital budget alone is projected to support 52,000 jobs building modern schools, modern roads, modern transit, and modern clean water infrastructure,” O’Malley said.

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“To create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: investments by all of us, for all of us. That’s not a Democratic idea or a Republican idea.” O’Malley’s $35.9 billion budget proposal would make $800 million in spending cuts, but nearly one quarter of the budget would require new revenue sources. It would also shift half of the cost of teacher pensions to counties. To generate new revenue for the Bay Restoration Fund’s “flush tax,” O’Malley also suggested switching most households to a fee structure based on consumption. “With 84 cents of every dollar we invest allocated to public education, and public health, and with one of the smallest government workforces in the country, every passing year leaves fewer and fewer responsible options for See NEARLY on Page 31

CARING FOR AMERICA For the 12th year, more than 1,400 Valentine’s Day cards were sent to veterans at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Perry Point VA Medical Center, Baltimore Extended Care Center and the Baltimore VA Medical Center, as part of the Valentines For Veterans program, sponsored by the Republican Women of Worcester County. (Top photo) Worcester County Commissioner Louise Gulyas, bottom left, joins the Ocean City Seniors in making Valentine’s Day cards. (Above) Young artists, ages 510, at Little Lambs, a child care program at the Community Church at Ocean Pines.

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For buyers, it’s all looking up Low interest rates, prices bring more residential units to affordable level


any potential buyers of a second home or a year-round residence in the Worcester County resort area have been asking themselves this question: when is the best time to buy? The shortest, easiest and most logical answer is, not when interest rates have hit historic lows — which they have — or when prices have leveled out to what they were 10 years ago, which has also happened. The best time to buy is when you can afford it. As long-time observers of the market know, more than a few would-be buyers fear the comparison game: “I’ll never hear the end of it if I pay one price and then, a month or two later, my friend gets the same thing for less. I should wait until either my friend goes first or prices bottom out.”

The problem with that scenario is that you don’t know what the market will do after your friend buys. It is possible, after all, that prices will go up after your friend makes his purchase. Besides, it’s not all about the price if you are planning to obtain a mortgage. It is all about the total cost. The chart below shows the average sales price of a residential unit in this area from 2004 through 2011. The highest average sale price in that period was $422,651 in 2006. The average interest rate in the country at that time was 6.54 percent. If you financed that amount (even for a home priced higher) via a 30-year mortgage, the monthly payment — excluding insurance and taxes — would be $2,682.57, and over the course of the mortgage, you would pay a total of $965,725.12. If, on the other hand, you financed the same amount of money at today’s much lower rates, the monthly payment would be as low as $2,017.80, for a total payout of $726,408.19 — a whopping $239,316 less because of the lower interest.

In addition, because prices have fallen as much as 40 percent over that period, that $422,651 could buy much, much more than it did back in 2006. Regardless, the whole point of buying a vacation home or condominium is to enjoy the beach and all the other things that the resort area has to offer.What your friend does or does not do should have no bearing on that. The guarantees that potential home buyers have to consider before making a purchase is not whether they will get bragging rights among their friends for having gotten the best deal ever, but whether they get what they want at a price they can afford. With prices only slightly higher than where they were back near the beginning of the last decade, and with interest rates the lowest they have been since the 1950s, finding the right place at an affordable cost is easier than it has been for a long, long time. So, when is the right time? Unless you have a crystal ball and can see ahead a month, six months or a year, “now” is looking good.

February 2012 Market Update RATES EDGE UP Mortgage rates started to edge higher the last week of January, after a series of recent positive reports showing the housing market on the mend, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey.

RENT OR BUY? Housing analysts have concluded that with rents continuing on the high side, more would-be tenants are instead thinking that buying a home could be the less expensive alternative. The Marcus & Millichap National Apartment Report issued at the end of January showed that the U.S. average for asking rents in 2011 came in at $1,061 a month. That’s slightly higher than what the National Association of Realtors predicted.

POSITIVE SIGN There’s no arguing that foreclosure sales and sales of bank-owned properties have been partly responsible for driving down housing prices, as buyers looked for that special low price deal. But that is beginning to change, according to the National Association of Realtors, which reported in January that these types of sales are beginning to decline. For the third quarter of 2011, foreclosures accounted for just 20 percent of all residential sales in the country. For that same period in 2010, foreclosure sales constituted 30 percent of the residential real estate market.

INVENTORY DROP The number of homes for sale in the country dropped 22.3 percent in December, the National Association of Realtors reported on its Web site, Total inventory dropped1.89 million homes in that month, down 6 percent from the previous month. Locally, the decline was even greater, falling more than 15 percent from the same time a year ago.



Sales overall might have been down in December, but sales of existing homes continued on an uptrend in December, rising for three consecutive months and remaining above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. The latest monthly data shows total existing-home sales rose 5.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.61 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.39 million in November, and are 3.6 percent higher than the 4.45 million-unit level in December 2010. The estimates are based on completed transactions from multiple listing services that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops.




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3BR/2BA 1400 sf townhome duplex. No condo fees! Living area on 2nd floor. 1st floor has partially finished rooms and 1 full bath, but no heat. Possible in-law suite or additional living space. New heat pump Dec. 2010; water heater 7 yrs old. Sold ''AS IS'' - short sale. (475897) $159,900


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FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THESE LISTINGS GO TO MY WEBSITE: EXTRA-ORDINARY WATERFRONT HOME Palm Beach comes to Terns Landing with its majestic look & bold maintenance free landscaping. 6953 sq. ft. extraordinary 6 BR, 4.5 BA, great/sun room, formal dining room, den/office, game room, impressive entrance hall with magnificent free standing spiral staircase & overlooking loft. Features include: giant sun filled rooms with water views from every room, 1st & 2nd flr. master BR, and deep water dock w/lift. $1,700,000.



Charming, beautifully designed 4 BR, 2.5 BA with 1st fl. Master. Built with high quality features such as granite kitchen counter tops. 3 season room overlooking a maintenance free, very private, beautifully landscaped exterior. Nestled in the middle of the Ocean Pines golfing community close to the yacht club. $319,000

With the best southwest corner location. Beautifully decorated and furnished 3BR, 2BA unit provides greatest views of open bay & unbelievable sunsets, especially from living room, master & wraparound balcony. Enjoy many upgraded features crown molding, B-board in wide entrance hall, extra tile, solid surface counter tops, gas fireplace, etc. Conveniently located on same floor as outdoor pool. Other amenities to enjoy: fitness room, private pier to wetlands & bay. Midtown location provides close relationship to everything, especially the beach. You just have to see it. $419,000.

Beautifully decorated and furnished, 3BR totally updated and only 100 feet to beach. Ideal mid-city location, convenient to all Ocean City has and a less crowded section of the beach. You must see it to appreciate it. $268,000

OCEANFRONT BUILDING Beautifully furnished, 3BR, 2BA south side end unit with many upgrades, Great balcony to capture spectacular sunsets that illuminate the entire bay. What a view from your living area and master bedroom. Large nicely designed lobby, heated indoor pool, game room and storage locker for your beach chairs and toys. $348,000.

OCEANFRONT END UNIT Unique 2BR, 2BA plus den & laundry room, with private balcony on the ocean side and private courtyard side balcony. Fully furnished, new sliders & windows plus fresh paint makes this unit move in condition. What makes this condo so popular are the many amenities including indoor pool, outdoor pool, 3 tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, saunas, fitness room, game room, playground and shops. $299,000.

DIRECT BAY FRONT This 1 BR, 1BA unit is one of a very few with an open unobstructed view of the bay from the large private balcony, living room, kitchen and bedroom. Enjoy fabulous sunsets after a day of fishing and crabbing off of the spacious bay front deck. Boat slips available through the condo association. $169,000.

Very nicely maintained, 3 BR, 2BA, 1344 sq. ft. home that is ready to welcome a new family. Peaceful wooded lot with a private deck and storage shed for all of your garden equipment. It’s hard to beat all of the community amenities Ocean Pines has to offer. A must see property. $169,000.



ONE OF ONLY A FEW NICE WOODED LOTS with mature trees still available in the newly developed waterfront community of The Point in Ocean Pines. Owner has floor plans of a beautifully designed home that will fit the property to the required specifications of the development. Enjoy the community of newer homes surrounded by water and all of the amenities of Ocean Pines. $65,000.





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11701 Coastal Hwy Ocean City Square Shopping Center Ocean City 410-524-1700 800-992-7777

Ocean City

MYRNA WRIGHT Cell: 410-641-4438 Office: 410-524-1700

BECKY MITCHELL Direct: 410-603-0528



INCREDIBLE PRICE for a nicely furnished,lovely 2 BR/2BA unit on an upper floor offering awesome ocean views. Tile floors! Amenities include pool, sundeck, game room, fitness room. Coastal Hwy at 131st St. & Ocean




Beautiful beachy 3BR/3BA complete 2 BR/2BA + den. Nice large with tasteful upscale furnishings. rooms, furnished & fully Nice open floor plan. Crown molding equipped. Breathtaking ocean in LR, DR & BRs. Large kitchen views. Indoor & outdoor pools, w/granite counter & breakfast bar. sundeck, restaurant, beach bar. Gas fireplace, ocean view from balcony Walking distance to great The Plaza has GREAT amenities! restaurants, close to Rt. 90 bridge. Over $20,000 in rental income Indoor pool & fitness rm. $25,000 in this past summer! gross rental income for 2011

DENNIS ESCHER office: 800-992-7777 x 1134 cell: 410-600-5363


PRICED TO SELL! Large 2BR/2BA on first floor w/balcony. Hook-up for W/D in hall bath can be installed with approval from Board of Directors - current laundry facilities are 12 ft across hall from unit. Enjoy the large pool on property with tennis courts next door. Seller offering cash incentives to be used towards closing costs with acceptable contract.


Cell: 443-373-8987 Office: 410-524-1700



Private 3BR/2.5BA Contemporary on 6 acres. Deep water canal & T boat dock. Room for 4 boats + jet ski. 14K lb boat lift. Geothermal heat - highest bill was $185. Hot tub, solar sunrm, 3 season vinyl-tech porch. In-deck pool. Family rm, office & master BR have water views. Basement w/work-out/game rm & garage space. Separate 3 bay detached garage w/roughed in apartment above. Just minutes to beach and golf course.



Beautiful 1st flr 2BR/2BA, recently renovated building. New HVAC, windows, Hdwd floors, cabinets, appliances, bathrooms, etc. Quiet street on beach with pool. Direct access to street & beach. Building assessment fully paid. All furniture conveys except personal items. Rented only to family and friends.


Tim Meadowcroft Realtor® MD & DE

11701 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD

Office: 410-520-2704 Cell: 443-235-7266


PITTSVILLE - $190,000

Spacious 4BR/2BA Townhouse. Newer Construction, Great For First Time Homebuyer or Investor. (473840)

OCEAN CITY - $279,000

Unique 3BR/3 full BA rancher. Large kitchen, family room with FP & wide plank pine flooring. Master extended - can be used as a lockout apartment with separate entrance while renting the rest of the home. Spacious screened porch with wrap around, fenced yard with large shed. (474851)

NEWARK - $325,000

Newer 5BR/3.5BA on large 1.17 acre wooded lot. Oversized rooms & space for the entire family. Away from the in-town traffic but close to all of the areas amenities & beaches. New carpet. Also available with rent to buy option.

OCEAN CITY - $249,900

East End Top Floor Ocean View 2BR/2BA.Well Maintained Masonry Bldg in Mid-Town Location. Nicely Furnished, Newer Ceramic Tile in Living Areas, Updated Baths, Bright, Clean & Beachy, Great Rental. Must Honor all 2012 Booked Rentals. Short Sale. (476086)

OCEAN CITY - $149,500

Best location in complex!!! 2BR/1BA bright & sunny unit, freshly painted & staged. Open floor plan, end unit, great rental opportunity - over $7000 this past year without all weeks booked. Installing new windows & siding - assessment paid. (465943)


BEACHAVEN- $179,999

Well maintained 2BR/2BA 1st floor condo in quiet community with pool, close to the beach, dining, & shopping. Conveniently located between Rehoboth & Lewes beaches, East of Rte. 1. Furnishings negotiable. (584512)


Spectacular beach area 4BR/2.5BA in gated community, hardwood, granite, tile, crown molding, corian, glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances, greatroom w built-ins, 2 master suites, custom MBA w/heated floors, multi showerhds, decks, screen porch, patio w pergola, prof. landscaped, totally pristine (591010)


Custom built white cedar shake 3BR/2.5BA on Dirickson Creek with 6.6 acres. Rustic shore inspired home incls. timber framed ceilings, lots of windows, wide plank flooring, wrap around cypress screened porch, detached garage w/office & loft. Horses permitted, close to beach & preserve. (576871)


Well maintained 2BR/1BA single wide. Screened porch & new shed. Newer appliances, open floor plan, fully furnished & turn key. Roof resurfaced in 2010. 3 block walk to beach, restaurants, movies, mini golf, & bus. Well managed community. Land rent paid until July 2012.

MALLARD LAKES 3 TO CHOOSE FROM - FROM $195,000 Nicely updated 2BR/1.5BA interior unit w ceramic tile, pergo, finished 3 season room, newer appliances, & attractive furnishings. Relaxing water view. Fully furnished with some minor exclusions. (577876)




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10401 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD 21842 Cell: 410.430.9522 | Office: 410.524.6111 | Direct: 410.723.8701 Email: |

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Outreach offered to Worcester needy at weekly soup kitchen NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer


Claudia Nagle, executive director of Diakonia, offers information about food pantries and employment assistance to Leonard Irving during the free lunch at Atlantic United Methodist Church on Jan. 27.

(Feb. 3, 2012) Leonard Irving not only had a free meal last Friday, he learned where he could get free groceries. Irving was one of a few dozen people at the weekly soup kitchen at Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City. The free soup and sandwiches have been offered for about two years, but last Friday was the first time for an outreach of a different kind. The Worcester Department of Social Services, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling, Diakonia and Atlantic United Methodist Church combined forces to create a new initiative to reach out to the community’s needy. Because some people in the area who could benefit from services offered by each of the afore-mentioned organizations lack the means to access them, representatives of these groups, in conjunction with the faith-based community, now set up “help desks” at sites where people often congregate. Atlantic United Methodist Church was selected as the first site. A help desk was set up, but the representatives of the various groups found a better way to get their messages out — they talked to the people while serving them chicken corn chowder and grilled cheese sandwiches. “It was worthwhile,” Roberta Baldwin,



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tried to apply for unemployment benefits by using a computer at a library, but had been unsuccessful. Claudia Nagle, the executive director of Diakonia, the crisis shelter in West Ocean City, had told him about Diakonia’s emergency food pantry. She also told him that he could get help applying for unemployment benefits. Irving said he had worked hard to get out of a bad situation and that others could do it, too. “I took my own initiative to do it,” said Irving, who added that people must learn to have patience, but their lives could improve.

Robin Oliver of Ocean City, a regular at soup kitchens, said the free meals at churches are an example of “people helping people. Neighbors coming together at times when people need a little friendship, a little help.” Oliver needs the help because of her limited income. “My disability check only covers the rent,” she said. “To make ends meet, I come here once a week and St. Peter’s [Lutheran Church] once a week.” Another woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she had left a domestic violence situation and needs employment to support herself and her two school-age children.

“Pretty much any kind of work,” she said. Another woman, who is disabled, needed food for herself and her unemployed husband and formula for their baby. She lacked transportation to reach Diakonia, but Donna Taylor, systems navigator for Family Connections of Worcester Youth and Family Counseling, planned to get the food for her. The woman also needs to go to Snow Hill to apply for food stamps, but had no way to get there. “We’ll give her some bus tickets,” Taylor said. “Everybody I met, we can help in one way or another,” Taylor said. Other people attending the soup kitchen got information about food

stamps and rent. Others learned they could get help with potential housing. It was the kind of outreach the groups were hoping to achieve and they plan to continue them. “We’re using this to develop further outreach days,” Baldwin said. Future outreach days are likely to include representatives of the Veterans Administration and One-Stop Job Search. Medical screenings are also a possibility. “We’ll be traveling throughout the county providing outreach,” Baldwin said. The next scheduled outreach will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the soup kitchen at Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin.

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opposing this idea that cuts were no longer possible. “The citizens I talk to everyday have already done their part, they have made tough choices and they are living within their means,” Haddaway-Riccio stated. “The administration’s continual overspending and inability to manage their own budgets is hardly an adequate excuse to increase taxes, take away tax exemptions and burden the taxpayers even more.” Noting that the state of state reviewed funding debates that were dis-

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Money under your mattress?

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LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Are your feet stuck in the sand when it comes to investing? Not sure what to do with your money in today’s economic climate? Here’s an interesting perspective on today’s financial opportunities from researchers and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as reported in the “Speaking of Real Estate” blog by Robert Freedman at Freedom said experts at the university concluded that interest rates are so low that if you invested $1,000 in a twomonth CD from the bank, it will only earn you 83 cents more than if you stuffed the money under your mattress. Then, if you factor in the gas money to get to the bank and the coffee you stopped to purchase along the way, you are in the hole. So, what should you do with your money? According to Freedman, Andreas Rauterkus, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance with the UAB School of Business, says buy a house. “First-time home-buyer rates are around 3.8 percent for a 30-year mortgage, so if you can afford a $1,000 mortgage payment monthly for 30 years, then you can buy a $250,000 home right now,” said Rauterkus. “It won’t get you much in New York City, but you can get quite a house for that in … affordable areas across the country.” Lary Cowart, Ph.D., assistant professor of real estate and finance at the UAB School of Business, advised if you qualify for a home loan, don’t wait for the house of your dreams to drop further in price. He, and many other industry analysts, caution that once the housing prices hit bottom, interest rates will rise. And, each time the interest rates rise, you lose money. Here’s his analysis: “Holding out to try and find See RATES on Page 34


Artwork is on display in the temporary home of the Art League of Ocean City, now located in the former Susquehanna Bank building on 94th Street in the mall parking lot. The nonprofit organization will use the building for classes, programs, exhibits and workshops until its new 7,500-square-foot arts center is built on the site where the former gallery is located, off 94th Street.


Art League moves into new, temporary home without skipping a beat LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The Art League of Ocean City has been in its temporary headquarters since Jan. 16, and the former Susquehanna Bank building on 94th Street has been bustling with activities since the nonprofit organization opened its doors. “It’s been a busy few weeks. There’s been a lot going on since we opened and we have a full schedule for February,” said Rina Thaler, ALOC past president. “It’s been going well in the new building. We’ve seen a lot of new faces.” The building boasts a blue roof and is located in the Super Fresh parking lot. Two days before the facility officially opened, the Art League hosted an art class for children. Opening day kicked off with a watercolor workshop conducted by Barbara Schmid. Twenty-seven artists attended the threeday workshop, which was also held Jan. 17 and 18. On Jan. 20, a drop-in painting group used the facility and Dolores Andrew taught a pen and ink class Jan. 23-25. And this week, Stasia Heubeck conducted an oil

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The temporary home of the Art League of Ocean City, in the former Susquehanna Bank building on 94th Street in the mall parking lot, has a room for classes, workshops and programs as well as gallery space.

painting workshop. The first show to take place in the building was a student exhibit sponsored by the Optimist Club, held last weekend. Worcester County students submitted 62 entries. The first monthly exhibit sponsored by the ALOC, and featuring members’ artwork, will open today (Friday) with a reception from 5-7 p.m. “The Human Form” showcases 2D paintings and drawings of the human form in a variety of settings. The exhibit was be judged by Ann Coates, owner of Bishop Stock gallery in Snow Hill. The ALOC had called a 1,200-square-foot building off 94th Street home since 1984. The organization outgrew

that space and the facility closed the week before Christmas. Just yards away, the former Susquehanna Bank building, at approximately 2,200 square feet, had been empty for about two years. The ALOC began moving in there in early December. The building’s owners agreed to “rent the space in an ‘as is’ condition for a nominal charge with the organization paying the costs of utilities and insurance,” according to Thaler. The interior and exterior were painted and some construction and electrical work were done in the former bank building. There is gallery space and a separate room for See ALOC on Page 35

Reese Cropper, III of Insurance Management Group, Inc. in Ocean City, attended the 2012 College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) Conference, held Jan. 26-29. Attendees were lawyers and insurance agents that specialize in Reese Cropper condominium risks, as well as community managers from across the United States. The law seminar provides a unique learning opportunity to discuss emerging trends and legislative issues important to the practice of community association law. Reese also attended the Community Risk Management Specialists, (CIRMS), Masters Insurance Program concurrently with the law seminar. There are only 101 insurance agents that have earned the CIRMS designation in the United States. The CIRMS Program is taught at a “masters” level by community association insurance experts. Topics included Continued on Page 34

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program that distinguishes healthcare IT executives from others in the industry. “CHIME’s newest CHCIOs are to be applauded for their accomplishment in furthering themselves professionally and defining themselves as industry leaders,” said CHIME Board member and Certification Committee Chair Gary Barnes, CIO at Medical Center Health System. “These CHCIOs are sending a strong message that they have the proven skills necessary to guide their organizations in today’s ever-changing HIT environment.”

BUSINESS BRIEFS Continued from Page 33 Leadership and Risk: D&O Liability Insurance Coverages, Claims and Risk Management; Building a Partnership in Community: Working with Agencies, Regulators and Lenders to Ensure Compliance, Minimize Risk and Protect Values; and Mixed-Use Communities: Document Drafting, Community Management, Insurance and Risk Management. Reese Cropper, III is owner of Insurance Management Group, Inc., an agency that primarily insures coastal condominiums and homes located in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

viduals are getting the sexually transmitted diseases to prove it. Jeffers started her career at Atlantic General Hospital in September 2002 as a nursing scholarship student. Lisa Jeffers She has also held positions since including nursing tech and registered nurse in the Medical/Surgical Department. She received a Masters degree in nursing and was then offered the Outreach Wound Care position, where she currently is working as a certified registered nurse practitioner. Jeffers was honored in 2011 as Nurse of the Year for living and working the mission and vision of Atlantic General Hospital.

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Lisa A. Jeffers, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CWS, a nurse practitioner at Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center, was recently published in the MEDSURG Nursing Journal; the article is titled “Raising Health Care Provider Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Disease in Patients Over Age 50.” The article, co-authored by Mary C. DiBartolo, PhD, RN-BC, an associate professor of nursing at Salisbury University, sheds light on a growing misconception: not only are more people over 50 having sex, but more of these indi-

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Hileman agents attend legislative event Sharon Curtiss, 2012 pres-elect of the Coastal Delmarva WCR & State Chapter Governor; Lynette Catha, 2012 president of the WCR Maryland State Chapter; and Cameron Drew, Coastal WCR Member all with Hileman Real Estate, Inc. in Ocean Pines joined hundreds of Maryland Realtors at the annual Maryland Association of Realtors Legislative Day recently held in Annapolis, to express their opposition to a proposal to reduce deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes. Attendees representing every Maryland county and Baltimore City were briefed on current federal and state government affairs affecting the real estate industry.  “Save Maryland’s MID” was the theme of the event, with Realtors sporting buttons opposing Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposal to limit deductions, most of which are real estate-related. “It is unacceptable to ask Maryland homeowners to bear the brunt of this proposal,” 2012 MAR President Pat Terrill said. “Mortgage interest and real estate taxes account for almost 70 percent of total deductions for Maryland taxpayers,” she continued. “This proposal will further restrict recovery in our already fragile housing market.” A legislative reception with Maryland’s elected officials, which concluded the day provided Realtors the opportunity to meet with local representatives including Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) and Michael McDermott (R-38B) to discuss this and other issues pending before the legislature.


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ALOC continues to raise funds for furniture,fixtures,equipment $800,000. The ALOC is contributing $200,000 of its own funds toward the classes, which the old facility didn’t have. The ALOC will offer classes, programs construction of the art center. Most of the and showcase exhibits in the building until funds were raised through the organizaconstruction is complete on the new 7,500- tion’s annual Sand Castle Home Tour, square-foot arts center to be built on the during which area homeowners open their residences for site where the forpeople to visit. mer gallery is lo“A lot of people are excited Fundraising cated. about the new center.” continues for the “This is a good fixtures, furniture transition for us,” RINA THALER and equipment. Thaler said. “We past president, Art League of Ocean City The ALOC will be did some work and responsible for the made it a nice little cost to operate the spot for the next 10 months to a year until the new place is building and maintenance. The building will remain a city structure, leased to the built.” Thaler said the hope is to have the old nonprofit, Thaler said. Anyone who would like to contribute should contact Thaler at building demolished by mid-March. Once complete, the new, two-story 410-726-7768 or Pete Gibson at 410-600building will feature classrooms, a gallery, 0055. The “Building the Arts Capital Camretail area, pottery studio, individual spaces for artists to rent, storage areas for artwork, paign” to raise additional funds will be offices, a multipurpose room open to the launched in the spring. The ALOC currently has approximately community and a sculpture garden in the front. The blue prints for the new center are 400 paid members. Artists do not need to be a member to participate in ALOC on display in the temporary building. “A lot of people are excited about the classes, programs, exhibits or activities. The ALOC is currently open Tuesday new center,” Thaler said. “We hope people come in and take and look. It’s just a taste through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. For more inof what’s to come.” The Town of Ocean City is partnering formation about upcoming events, call with the art league to build the new Center 410-524-9433 or visit www.artleagueofofor the Arts. The estimated cost is Continued from Page 33


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Kathy Denk stands by the mural she painted for the Art League of Ocean City’s temporary home, in the former Susquehanna Bank building on 94th Street, in the mall parking lot. The nonprofit organization will use the building for classes, programs, exhibits and workshops until its new 7,500square-foot arts center is built on the site where the former gallery is located.

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Decatur track teams secure Bayside titles LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The Stephen Decatur girls’ and boys’ indoor track and field teams both took home first-place honors during the 13-school Bayside Conference championship, held Jan. 25, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. The Seahawks earned a total of 11 first-place awards. The Lady Seahawks’ captured their fourth consecutive conference championship title, scoring 152 points. Kent Island was second with 112 points. “I was really pleased with the girls. We had some good performances,” said Assistant Coach Jody Stigler. “I thought Kent Island was going to be a tough challenge for us, and they were, but we won by a pretty good margin.” Jessica Galuardi won the 55-meter hurdles event, crossing the finish line in 9.2 seconds. Layla Fowler, who injured her ankle playing lacrosse days prior to the meet, was victorious in the 500meter race, finishing with a time of 1:22.2. “Layla gave one of the grittiest performances I’ve seen. She was crying after one of her races and I told her I was going to take her out of the 1,600meter relay, but she wouldn’t let me,” Stigler said. “She did really well. She finished second in the 300 [meter run] and the 1,600-meter relay got second also.” Chloe FauntLeRoy out-ran her competition in the 800m event and recorded her best time of the season, 2:26.9. Fowler, FauntLeRoy, Ravyn Saunders and Carly Bodolus were undefeated in the 3,200meter relay race during the regular season. The foursome continued their winning streak, taking first place last Wednesday (10:46). Both the Decatur and Kent Island relay teams accidentally ran an extra lap during the race and still finished first and second, respectively. Annie Brown earned the top spot in the high jump, with a height of 4 feet 10 inches, and Ameerah Lewis scored a See LADY on Page 39

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Stephen Decatur’s Ethan Mariner ties up his Queen Anne’s opponent during last Wednesday’s meet in Berlin. Mariner won his 113-pound match by major decision, 14-2.

SEAHAWK GRAPPLERS LOG THREE MORE WINS Decatur scores wins over Lions, Vikings and Warriors LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team earned 46-28 and 71-12 victories over the Queen Anne’s Lions and Cambridge Vikings, respectively, during last Wednesday’s tri-meet in Berlin. Two days later, the Seahawks edged out the Warriors in Easton, 35-32, to boost their record to 12-0. During the Jan. 25 meet, Decatur first faced off against Queen Anne’s. At one point, the Lions led 2218, but the Seahawks won five of the final six matches to come out on top, 46-28. The competition started at the 138-pound match-up, which Alex Schiffer won by technical fall to give Decatur a 5-0 lead. Kaelan Patterson earned an 8-0 major decision victory at 145 to give the Seahawks a 9-0 advantage. Queen Anne’s scored four points at 152 for a major decision, but in the next match, Andrew Borradaile (160) out-scored his competition 5-1 to give Decatur a 12-4 lead. The Lions recorded pins at 170, 182 and 195 to pull ahead 22-12. Pat Phillips


Decatur heavyweight Ryan Kail pins his Queen Anne’s opponent during last Wednesday’s meet in Berlin.

won by pinfall at 220 pounds to cut the lead to 22-18. Ryan Kail pinned his 285-pound opponent and Nate Rosenblatt won by forfeit at 106 pounds to put Decatur back on top, 30-22. The Seahawks won three of the final four matches. Ethan Mariner got a 14-2 major-decision win at 113 pounds and Alford Hardy (126) and Dakota Roderick (132) pinned their opponents. “Three starters are still injured and one did not make weight,” Decatur Coach Todd Martinek said after the meet. “Queen Anne’s is a great team

with good coaches. They got the coin toss so they could dictate the match-ups. We still need to improve on getting bonus points, while not getting pinned.” Decatur battled the Cambridge Vikings next and won 12 of the 14 weight class matches. Patterson (145), JP Celozzi (160), Adam Bargar (195), Phillips (220) and Roderick (132) pinned their competition. Borradaile (152) earned a technical fall victory, and Jeff Evans (170), Ethan Eibl (182), Rosenblatt (106), Mariner (113), Hardy (126) and See DECATUR on Page 38

Twisters earn 13 first-place titlesatClassic (Feb. 3, 2012) The Twisters girls’ gymnastics team competed in the 27th annual Hills Classic Invitational, held Jan. 13-16, at the Prince Georges Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. The meet featured more than 1,200 gymnasts from approximately 40 teams. The Twisters team won 13 first-place titles. Members of Cassandra the Twisters JuDolan nior Olympic Team are Kristen Leininger, Jessie Janney, Cadance Clark, Cassandra Dolan, Alexis Walker, Joey Guard, Skyler Mahoney, Erin Lambertson, Olivia Beard, Kayla Janek, Amiyah Rounds, Ivy Stearn, Maggie Mitchell, Dana Kim, Katherine Pavlos and Brooke Wessman. The team is coached by Carmella Solito, Fran Fennell and Donna Miller. Dolan placed first on beam (9.1), on floor (9.2) and allaround (36.1). Beard won all four events and all-around. She scored a 9.45 on vault, 9 on bars, 9.2 on beam, 9.1 on floor and 36.75 all-around. Twisters’ gymnasts competing in Level 7 were Ivy Stearn and Kayla Janek. Sterner placed first on bars (9.375), third on vault (9.2) and beam (8.95), second on floor (9.225) and all-around (36.7). Janek was second-all around (36.75), on floor (8.7) and on bars (8.9) and fourth on beam (9.25).

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Defensivepressurefrom Indians proves too much for Seahawks Ladies fall 74-52 to Indian River; bounce back against Warriors for 41-23 win LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The Stephen Decatur and Indian River girls’ basketball game last Thursday was a back-and-forth battle in Berlin, but a 14-0 run in the third quarter by the visiting Indians put them over the top and the Lady Seahawks were unable to catch up. “We just fell apart as far as passing and handling their pressure,” said Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott after the 7452 loss on Jan. 26. “They’d score, then we’d come down and turn the ball over. That happens a few times, and it adds up really quickly.” Each team tallied 17 points in the opening quarter. Seconds before halftime, the Indians scored to go into the break with a 31-30 advantage. Three minutes into the third quarter, Decatur had built a 40-33 lead, but then things started to go downhill for the home team. Indian River scored 14 unanswered points to pull ahead 49-40. At the end of the third quarter, the Indians led 53-44. Indian River outscored Decatur

21-8 in the final quarter. Abbey Schorr scored 29 of Decatur’s 52 points. She also grabbed 12 rebounds. The Seahawks displayed a better performance on Tuesday, during their third match-up of the season against the Pocomoke Warriors. Decatur won the first battle on Dec. 21, 47-36. On Dec. 27, the Seahawks came out on top 37-32. The Berlin squad was again victorious this week, outscoring the Warriors, 41-23. “We played better than the first two times we played Pocomoke, but we still didn’t play our best game,” Fenzel-Mergott said. Decatur netted 11 points in the first quarter to Pocomoke’s five. At halftime, the Seahawks led 19-10. In the third quarter, Decatur tacked on 13 points, while holding Pocomoke to four. Both teams scored nine points apiece in the fourth quarter. Schorr led Decatur with 14 points and nine rebounds. Katie Purnell contributed eight points and six rebounds. “We have seven wins now. That’s one more than last season, so we’re looking forward to finishing the rest of the season strong,” Fenzel-Mergott said Tuesday. Decatur is set to face the Washington Jaguars on Tuesday. The team will honor its seniors before the Feb. 9 game, the final home competition of the regular season, against the Snow Hill Eagles.


Stephen Decatur’s Abbey Schorr flies over several Indian River players to score during last Thursday’s game in Berlin. Schorr netted 29 points in the 74-52 loss.

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Schiffer (138) won by forfeit. Two days later, Decatur narrowly defeated the Easton Warriors, 35-32, on the road. “We are hurt, [we] missed weight and [we] wrestled poorly,” Martinek said after the Jan. 27 meet. “It was not a pretty night, but it opened our eyes to the possibility of losing and they didn’t like it, so maybe it taught us a lesson to be better prepared and not overlook any team.” The Warriors took a 15-0 lead with two pins and a decision in the first three matches. Hardy scored four points for Decatur with a 15-6 major decision victory at 132. Easton earned a pin and tech fall in the next two matches to pull ahead 26-4. Schiffer outscored his 152-pound opponent 4-0, Borradaile (160) won 11-2 and Evans (170) recorded a pin to cut the lead to 26-17. The Warriors tacked on six points for decisions in the next two matches. Down by 15 points, Decatur needed to win the final three matches. Phillips (220), Kail (285) and Rosenblatt (106) earned six points apiece for pinning their opponents to give the Seahawks a come-from-behind victory, 3532. Decatur’s final competition of the regular season is scheduled to take place today at 5 p.m. in Berlin against the James M. Bennett Clippers.


Stephen Decatur’s Chase Sams takes the ball to the basket during last Thursday’s game against Indian River in Berlin. Decatur won 50-48.

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(Feb. 3, 2012) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team squeaked out a 50-48 victory over the Indian River Indians last Thursday. Decatur led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter during the Jan. 26 game. The Seahawks went into the halftime break with a 30-22 advantage. Decatur pulled ahead 42-33 with one quarter remaining and held on in the final minutes for a two-point win. “The boys played fairly well, but we were outscored 15-8 in final period and we shot 1-for6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter,” said Decatur Coach Mark Engle. Josh King led the Seahawks with 21 points. Drakar Purnell chipped in with 16 points. On the road days later, the Seahawks struggled to capitalize on offense and they fell to the Pocomoke Warriors, 63-31. The Decatur players also failed to sink their foul shots, going 5-for18 from the free-throw line in the loss. “You’re not going to win many ball games shooting like that,” Engle said. “Pocomoke is a skilled team and they have some big kids. It was tough to convert shots inside. The kids played hard and we were leading early, but we lost control of the tempo [of the game].” After one quarter, the score was tied 7-7. At the halftime break, Pocomoke led 22-15 and by the end of the third quarter, the Warriors had gained a 37-21 advantage. Decatur was outscored 26-10 in the final quarter. Purnell was Decatur’s top scorer with 16 points. The Seahawks’ next game is Tuesday against the Washington Jaguars at 5:30 p.m. in Berlin.

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Decatur swim squads win Jan.31 meet against Milford Bucs Final meet of season this Tuesday against Queen Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Kent Island LISA CAPITELLI â&#x2013; Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The Stephen Decatur swim teams both out-swam the Milford Bucs, winning Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meet by a large margin at the Pocomoke YMCA. The Lady Seahawks won 117-53 in their home pool, finishing first in eight of the 11 events. Decatur athletes victorious in their individual events were Brianna Carroll (200-meter freestyle, 2:17.24; 100m butterfly, 1.11.62), Madison Tinus (50m

freestyle, 27.89 seconds), Molly Wooten (500m freestyle, 6:27.53), Karlie Straight (100m backstroke, 1:10.85) and Carly Deickman (100m breaststroke, 1:21.44). Straight, Carroll, Tinus and Maria Zweifel took top honors in the 200m medley relay race (2:08.24). Julia Wellen and Madeline Sobol teamed up with Carroll and Straight for the 400m freestyle relay event. The foursome won in 4:24.65. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, we did very well. In the 100meter butterfly, the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, we got first, second and third,â&#x20AC;? said Seahawk Coach Jenny Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get first in an event we got second, third or fourth. We racked up a lot of points for that. We had a lot of best times. There were a couple of really big drops [in times].â&#x20AC;? The Decatur boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; margin of victory was not as big as the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team, but the

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Seahawks still won 97-72. The Berlin squad earned first place in nine events. Winning their individual races were Jake Middleton (200m freestyle, 1:58.80; 500m freestyle, 5:22.51), Jake Blazer (50m freestyle, 24.40 seconds; 100m freestyle, 53.46 seconds) and Shayne Custodio (200m IM, 2:11.31; 100m butterfly, 59.3 seconds). Blazer, Custodio, Middleton and Zak Hoshino edged out their competition in

the 200m medley relay race (1:52.96). The foursome also earned first-place honors in the 200m freestyle relay event (1:37.60). Zack Keiser, Colin Bankert, Myles Deppe and James Hillyer were victorious in the 400m freestyle relay race (4:16.24). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still missing five guys so I had to change the line-up around before the meet,â&#x20AC;? said Decatur Coach Rick Cawthern. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every guy I moved did well. I was pretty surprised.â&#x20AC;? Decatur will compete in its final meet of the regular season on Tuesday at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. The competition will include Decatur, Queen Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Kent Island. The Seahawks will then have less than two weeks to prepare for the 3A/2A/1A East Regional meet at the Anne Arundel Swim Center in Annapolis, scheduled for Feb. 18.

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victory in the shot put, throwing a distance of 31 feet 1 inch. Christine Timko became the Bayside champion in the pole vault, soaring over the bar at a height of 7 feet 6 inches. The Decatur boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; squad tallied 143.5 points for the win. Parkside finished in second place with 95 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really pleased with our performance. Top to bottom we did really well,â&#x20AC;? Stigler said. Greg Petersen scored Bayside championship titles in the 55-meter hurdles (8 seconds) and the high jump (6 feet 2 inches). Stigler said after Petersen, whom he called â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the stronger athletesâ&#x20AC;? on the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; squad, soared over the bar at 6 feet 2 inches, he attempted to break the Bayside record of 6 feet 5 inches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He missed by millimeters,â&#x20AC;? Stigler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He hit the bar and it shook a bit when he was on the mat. I thought he got it, but then [the bar] fell.â&#x20AC;? Kyle Kelly was the No. 1 runner in the 300-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 37.8 seconds. Stigler said he was impressed with Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. It was the first time he had won the event this season. The 3,200m relay team of Lance Ward, Chris David, Jackson Mumford and Dan Winters completed their event in 8:54.8, good for first place. Decatur is scheduled to compete in the 3A East Regional championship on Tuesday at the Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sportsplex in Landover. This year, athletes with the top 16 performances in each event in all of the 3A classification will advance to the regional meet. The top four finishers in each regional event will qualify for the 3A state championship, set for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the same location.




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Berlin native Rose Lee sings a cappella during the Jan. 26 talent show. She won first prize: roundtrip airfare for two to Las Vegas and accommodations.



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Berlin native off toLasVegasafter Ocean 98 talent competition win (Feb. 3, 2012) Rose Lee is headed to Las Vegas after winning a talent show sponsored by Ocean 98 Irie Radio. The Berlin native was one of nine contestants, whose talents included everything from singing and playing music, to gulping beer and telling jokes. “I thought the contest went really well,” LesFor additional ley Bunting, the talent show phostation’s protos, see Page 46 motions director, said of the second annual competition, held Jan. 26, at Seacrets on 49th Street. “We had a great audience turnout and I think everyone had a good time watching the show.” Lee, who was born and raised in Berlin, sang an a cappella rendition of “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk Railroad during the first round of competition. Like the other contestants, she had just one minute to impress the judges, who would decide if she could move on to the second round. “I had butterflies because I was singing a cappella and the other guys had instruments. I thought


Can’t afford Indy? That’s OK ... These local hot spots will have game day specials that are fun and easy on the pocket LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Feb. 3, 2012) The New York Giants will battle the New England Patriots in the final NFL game of the year — Super Bowl XLVI —and the big competition is only a few days away. Football enthusiasts who cannot be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday for the game can still watch all the action in and around Ocean City. A number of restaurants and bars are planning parties for football fans that will start prior to the 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Here are some of the festivities planned: West Ocean City ■ Harborside, South Harbor Road: Happy hour food and drink prices during all NFL game, include $2 Coors Light and Miller Lite drafts and rail drinks, $5 Jäger barrels, $5.99 steamed mussels, $4 wings (one pound), $4.75 half-pound steamed shrimp and two dozen steamed clams for $10.95. ■ Greene Turtle, Route 611: In honor of the “New England Patriots vs. New York Giants II” the restaurant will offer “Two for You”: $2 domestic bottles, drafts and rail drinks, $2 food baskets include sliders, wings and chips and

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dip, as well as cups of New England and Manhattan clam chowder. Party begins at 2 p.m. Pre-game music by DJ Bigler, 4 p.m. ■ 19th Hole Bar & Grill: Route 611: Happy hour drink prices begin at 1 p.m. Also get $2.20 domestic drafts and $4 orange and lemon crushes. AUCE wings during the game, $10.99. Ocean City ■ Seacrets, 49th Street: Watch the game on the 13-foot by 26-foot screen and on several other televisions in Morley Hall. Tailgate menu available, as well as half-price jerk chicken, fries, steamed shrimp and onion rings. Get $2 domestic drafts, $3.25 domestic cans, $4.25 imports, $4.25 Captain Morgan and $5 Ciroc drinks. Natural Light, $3

all the time. Sundays from 5-10 p.m., all dinner entrees half price. ■ Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street: Super Bowl party featuring pizza, wings burgers and shrimp. ■ BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street: Super tailgate party begins at 3 p.m. with Teenage Rust and the Fabulous Rustettes. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite, Natural Light and Coors Light cans and $6 for a bucket of six Rolling Rocks. Featured food specials: New England clam chowder, seafood salad rolls, twin Coney Island hot dogs and New York-style pizza. ■ Breakers Pub and Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant, inside Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 101st Street: Drink specials include $3 rail See FOOD on Page 43

For the first time, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series will hold an event in Ocean City. The Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure® is set for Saturday, April 22. To help participants prepare for the event, a “Mix & Mingle” will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Seacrets on 49th Street. Open to the public, the event will provide information about Komen Maryland, how to register for the race as a participant or a volunteer, how to start a team and how individuals and teams can network with the community. The Komen series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle. The resort event will include a 1mile walk and 5k run/walk; both will begin at the Ocean City inlet parking lot. The deadline to register by mail is April 11; the online deadline is 4 p.m. on April 21. More information is available at For additional questions, contact Lydia Wooten at 410-938-8990 or

Free tax preparation available Feb. 25 In celebration of Maryland Tax Day on Saturday, Feb. 25, AARP will provide free tax preparation aid at two locations in Worcester County. Walk-ins are welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day at the Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road near Ocean Pines, and at the Ocean City library on 100th Street.

Human form subject of February exhibit The Art League of Ocean City will hold its first reception of the year — and the first in its new, temporary location — tonight at 5 p.m., to honor artists who submitted artwork for the February exhibit, “The Human Form.” The reception, from 5-7 p.m., is open to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit will feature 2D paintings and drawings of the human form in a variety of settings. Ann Coates will judge the show. For more information, call 410524-9433. The ALOC building has a blue roof and is located in the Super Fresh shopping center on 94th Street.

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they had a better chance because they had music accompanying them,” she said. “I didn’t have any expectations. I just wanted to do my best. When it came down to it, I felt confident I did the best I could do.” The competition was close, but Lee edged out Blake Haley and Daniele Hall, both of West Ocean City, for first place after belting out ZZ Top’s “Tush” in the second round. Tim Cyphers and Dan “The Animal” of Ocean City finished in third place. Mike Beatty, aka DJ Batman, who judged the contest with Ocean 98 personality Big Al Reno and “The Thunder Walrus,” a comedian from Baltimore, said choosing a winner was difficult. “Each act brought something special to the stage. Personally, I enjoyed (and was a bit surprised) at Rose Lee’s choice of songs — hard rock — that she sang a cappella in the contest, and that just may have put her over the top,” Beatty said. “The energy of Tim and The Animal was a plus, and Blake and Daniele are easily two of the most talented entertainers in this town. Tough, tough decision. “This town is blessed with such an abundance of talented musicians and entertainers,” he continued, “and for so many of them to come together on a slow night in January and fill Morley Hall says it all.” Other participants were Damian Keavney, Newark, Md.; Scott Smith, Frankford, Del.; Tom Anders, Ocean City; Adeilia Price, Bishopville; Tracey Tillman,

Lewes, Del. and Tyler Murrell, Ocean City. Lee, a vocalist with the Lady Rose Blues Band, performs primarily across the Bay Bridge. She admitted she initially competed in the contest “for selfish reasons” — to show off her talent, gain exposure and promote her band and hopefully get a few gigs in the Ocean City area. The group performs a variety of music from blues to jazz, R&B and oldies classics. Lee said she started singing the blues in 2009. About five years before that, she was a gospel soloist at local churches. She has been interested in music since she was a little girl, when she often used a broomstick as a microphone. Lee attended Worcester High School in Newark, Md., where the Board of Education building is now located, and sang in

the glee club. She also performed with church groups, which included her cousins, as a teen. When judges announced her as the winner, Lee said she was grinning from ear to ear. “I was so happy to have won,” she said. “I love singing and I love performing. It’s


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drinks, $1.75 drafts and $2.25 domestic beers. Food specials: $9.95 steamed shrimp and oysters or clams on the half shell, as well as other food specials ranging from $3.95-$4.95. n Greene Turtle, 116th Street: Free buffet starts at 5 p.m. with a variety of appetizers until they’re gone. Plus, 47-cent wings and $2.50 Miller Lite 16-ounce drafts. Giveaways include Greene Turtle apparel and gift certificates every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. until end of game. n JC’s Northside Pub, 127th Street: NFL specials include $2 corn dogs, $3 tortilla chips with salsa and cheese, $4.50 personal pizza, $4 sausage, peppers and onions, $1.75 Natural Light cans, $2 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, $3 rail drinks and $10 domestic buckets of four beers (Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light). n Duffy’s Tavern, 130th Street: Party starts at 3 p.m. Tailgate menu features $5.99 nachos and steamed clams, $4.99 chili cheese dog and chips. Drink specials: $2 domestic drafts, $2.50 rails and $3.25 call drinks. n Ponzetti’s Pizza, 144th Street: NFL menu includes $2 pizza slices, 50-cent wings, $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 Natural Light and PBR cans and $2.50 domestic bottles. Ocean Pines n Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Mumfords Landing Road: Festivities kick off at 3 p.m. with Animal Planet’s 2012 Puppy Bowl.

Happy hour 4-7 p.m. with $2 drafts, $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.25 import bottles and house wines. Additional food and drink specials during the game. n Taylor’s Neighborhood Bar, South Gate Ocean Pines: Benefit begins at 5 p.m. for “Baby Ava,” a 19-month-old girl who remains hospitalized following an accident on 142nd Street in Ocean City on Dec. 16. Tickets cost is $10 in advance, $50 at the door the day of the event. Admission price includes several appetizers, a pig roast with side dishes and two drinks. Delaware n High Stakes Bar & Grill, Route 54 Fenwick Island: Tailgate party begins at 3 p.m. with NFL specials including $4 mini cheese steaks, $4.25 pickle spears, $4.50 mini meatball subs, $4.75 mini pizzas, 50cent wings, $1.25 Rolling Rock pounders,

$2 rail drinks, $2.25 Twisted Tea, $2.50 Pickle shots, $3 Fireball cinnamon whiskey shots and $3.75 orange crushes. Super Bowl cake at halftime and giveaways throughout the game. n Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54: The party starts at 3 p.m. with $2 domestic drafts, $3 rail drinks, $5 wings and steamed shrimp. Buffet during the game costs $10 and will feature meatballs, lasagna, turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes. n Smitty McGee’s, Route 54: Chris Button and Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys will perform from 3-6 p.m. Drinks specials include $1.50 domestic drafts, $1.75 select domestic bottles and rail drinks in a souvenir cup, $2.99 Pinnacle Vodka drinks, $3.99 bombs. Some food specials offered are $6.99 wings (10), 50-cent oysters and clams, $1.75 tacos, $2

assorted sliders, $6.99 half-pound steamed shrimp, $4.99 meatball subs and sausage and pepper subs and $7.99 crab pretzel. n Hawaiian Crab Bar & Grill, Route 54: Drink specials during the game include $2 domestic bottles, $1.50 domestic drafts and selected shots. A halftime buffet featuring wings, nachos and chili cheese dogs, among others, costs $7. n The Cottage Cafe, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony Towers): Party in the bar area starts at 3 p.m. Some food and drink specials include $2.25 Coors Light and Miller Lite drafts, $3 aluminum bottles and $6 grill specials such as cheeseburgers, sausage and peppers and hot dogs with all the fixins’. NFL food menu also available. DJ Bump will host sports trivia. A cornhole tournament will also take place that day. Registration currently being accepted at the bar.

New season of First Fridays begins in Snow Hill (Feb. 3, 2012) Not only is February “American Heart Month,” “Black History Month” and “National Children’s Dental Health Month,” but it also brings us Groundhog Day, Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day, as well as the new season of First Fridays in Snow Hill. This evening, from 5-8 p.m., galleries, shops and restaurants in the downtown area will offer special promotions. At the American Art Gallery, for instance, visitors will receive a 20 percent discount on

any art conservation or cleaning. The gallery will also host musicians Nick Haglich and Brad Stevens. Artiques Gallery on the River will offer 15 percent off sales to any customer wearing red. Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft and Wine will open its show, “Winter Abstracts 2012,” and serve wines from South Africa for tasting. Artist Gary Weber will show a retrospective in clay at the town’s newest busi-

ness, Royal Resale. Sassy Girl Boutique will offer 10 percent off scarves, handbags and totes. The American Legion, The Palette Bistro and Bar, The Emporium and the Blue Dog Café, where Todd Crosby and the WWTunes will perform, will be open for dinner. Also, Harvest Moon Tavern will host Opposite Directions. For additional information, contact 410-632-2080 or visit www.snowhill


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HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You don’t like rejection. But instead of trying to “ram” your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, you’ll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you don’t really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You demand trust from others. But someone is creating a situation that could put your own trustworthiness in question. Be sure to keep all lines of communication open. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A problem delays the recognition that you hoped to receive for your hard work. But all will soon be resolved. Remember to make patience your watchword this week. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Those wonderful ideas could expand your workplace prospects and ultimately lead you on a new career path. Your personal life also opens up new vistas. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) So much seems to be swirling around you these days that you might find it hard to focus on priorities. Best advice: Take things one at a time, and you’ll get through them all. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Work out situations with what you have, and avoid the temptation to create complications where they don’t exist. This applies both at home and in the workplace. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Keep your keen senses open to possible changes in personal and/or professional situations. Knowing what might lie ahead gives you an edge on how to handle it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Personal pressures at work could create a problem with your performance. Best advice: Focus on the job ahead of you. If necessary, you can deal with the other issue later. BORN THIS WEEK: Like your fellow Aquarian Abraham Lincoln, you have a way of handling the most difficult situations with grace and conviction.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Ocean City Elementary School students decorated Valentine’s Day cards that will be sent to veterans at Perry Point Veterans Hospital, Charlotte Hall Veterans Hospital, Baltimore Rehab and Baltimore VA Medical Center. The program was sponsored by the Republican Women of Worcester County. Pictured, from left, are first-graders Carlie Gates, Dylan Jung and Eddie Aksu.

GOLD MEDALIST Stephen Decatur High School yearbook has just been named a Gold Medalist by Columbia University. Each year, Columbia University offers extensive critiques for high school publications from across the United States and recognizes excellence with either gold, silver or bronze distinctions. This is the first gold distinction since yearbook teacher Maureen Brittingham has assumed the program. Pictured are yearbook editors Kelly Colbert, Joe Dimaio and Megan Miller, and yearbook teachers Jeff Phillips and Brittingham.

3D SHAPES Students in Jennette Mears’ kindergarten class at Showell Elementary School created their own models of 3D shapes. Pictured, from left, are Kole Kohut, Finn Ramnarain and Delaney McDaniel.

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APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 Feb. 3: Chris Button, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 4: John Remy, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 5: Louis Wright, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 Feb. 3: Lime Green, 9 p.m. Feb. 4: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m. Feb. 5: Super Tailgate Party w/Teenage Rust and the Fabulous Rustettes, 2 p.m. Feb. 8: Happy Hour party w/Sir Rod, 5 p.m. COTTAGE CAFÉ Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 3: DJ Bump, 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5: Sports Trivia w/DJ Bump, cornhole tournament FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 Feb. 3: DJ Hook, 9 p.m. Feb. 4: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.; Dead Poets, 10 p.m. Feb. 5: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. THE GREENE TURTLE WEST 9616 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-1500 Feb. 3: DJ Soulfinger, 5-8 p.m.; Skip Dixon, 9 p.m. Feb. 4: Galaxy Collective, 9 p.m. Feb. 5: DJ BK, 4 p.m.

SKIP DIXON The Greene Turtle West: Friday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: Bob Hughes, 6-10 p.m. Every Friday: DJ Norm, 3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday: Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA 56th Street, bayside 410-524-7499 Every Wednesday: Team Trivia w/Kristen, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3: Tommy Edwards, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 4: Lauren Glick, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 Feb. 3-4: New Censation

TEENAGE RUST AND THE FABULOUS RUSTETTES BJ’s on the Water: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB Mumford’s Landing Road 410-641-7501 Feb. 3: Murphy’s Law 6 p.m. SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 Feb. 3: The Fold, 9 p.m. Feb. 4: Jenny Boyle, 5-9 p.m.; Star 69, 10 p.m. SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Every Tuesday: Let’s Do Trivia, 7 p.m. Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft, 8 p.m. Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, 8 p.m. Every Saturday: DJ Tre

STAR 69 Seacrets: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 p.m.

HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Feb. 3: DJ Billy, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 4: Simple Truth and Friends, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 5: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 Feb. 4: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Z-Man, 9 p.m. Feb. 5: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m.

TOMMY EDWARD AS SIR ROD Johnny’s Pizza: Friday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. BJ’s on the Water: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m.

NEW CENSATION Ocean Club Nghtclub: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4

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Blake Haley and girlfriend, Daniele Hall, both of West Ocean City, perform during Ocean 98’s talent show on Jan. 26, at Seacrets’ Morley Hall. The duo took second place in the contest.

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Tyler Murrell of Ocean City.

Doo Wop group Smooth Teaze, above, kicks off the festivities before Ocean 98’s talent show on Jan. 26, in Seacrets’ Morley Hall. (Right) Lauren Foster, whose baby girl is due April 4, is serenaded by one of the group’s members.



Nine contestants performed on the Morley Hall stage at Seacrets on 49th Street last Thursday during Ocean 98’s second annual talent show. Their talents included everything from singing and playing music, to gulping beer and telling jokes. The winner, Rose Lee of Berlin, was awarded roundtrip airfare for two to Las Vegas, with accommodations. Damian Keavney of Newark, Md.

Guest judge, comedian “The Thunder Walrus,” tells a few jokes after the first round of the talent show.

Adeilia Price of Bishopville.

Tim Cyphers and Dan “The Animal.” The pair placed third in the competition.

Frankford, Del. resident Scott Smith makes the crowd laugh with his jokes.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3 MIX & MINGLE — Seacrets, 49th Street, Ocean City, 6 p.m. Sponsored by Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure. Learn more about first-ever Ocean City race, set for April 22. RSVP: or 410-938-8990. BINGO — Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Luke’s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-5247994.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4 PANCAKE BREAKFAST — VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 9 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 or two pancakes, two eggs and two bacon slices for $5. Coffee included. Bloody Marys and mimosas cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196. FRIED CHICKEN BUFFET — Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 35639 Mount Hermon Road, Pittsville, 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat menu includes chicken, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children and free for those 5 and younger. Bake table and carry-outs. Info: 443-614-9898. BUILDING MATERIALS SALE — Habitat for Humanity, Worcester County, 310 E. Market St., Snow Hill, 8 a.m. to noon. Every first and third Saturday. Building materials, appliances, doors, windows, cabinets, vanities, fixtures and furniture. Cash and checks accepted. Proceeds used to fund home construction on Flower Street in Berlin. Habitat also looking for gently used items for use in future sales. Contact: INDOOR FLEA MARKET — Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch. Great soups and baked goods. Table rental: 410-629-0926.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT — Friendship United Methodist Church, 10537 Friendship Road, Berlin, 10 a.m. Featuring the quartet “Dixie Melody Boys.” Love offering taken. Info: 410-641-2578. SUPER BOWL PARTY — American Legion Post 166, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City. Post opens at noon, party starts at 5 p.m. Allyou-can-eat buffet costs $5. Cuban and hot roast beef sandwiches, chili, nacho and hot dog bar, chicken and dumplings, scalloped potatoes, veggie tray and brownies. Info: 410-2893166.

MONDAY, FEB. 6 EASTERN SHORE IMBA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Burley Oak Brewery, 10016 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin. 8-10 p.m. Ride to this event. Info:; Facebook page Eastern Shore IMBA; or Tres Denk, 410-430-4992,

HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place the first Monday of every month at Apple Discount Drugs, 314 Franklin Ave., in Berlin, 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreens, 11310 Manklin Creek Rd., in Ocean Pines, 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING — Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.

p.m. Group offers a casual approach to share the challenges, successes and setbacks of coping with any diagnosis (depression, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.) and their symptoms. Info: 443-523-2153 or YOGA — James G. Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410641-9734 or


DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 Flower St., Berlin, 6-7 p.m. Info: Darby Schaub, 410-6419703.

BARISTA AND BOOKS — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, cocoa and pastries for children ages 0-5, and freshly brewed coffee for parents. Info: 410524-1818.

DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and singing in a barbershop format welcome. Info: 410-208-4171.

PLAYTIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Foster creativity and confidence with age appropriate toys, games and activities for children ages 0-5. Develop cognitive, physical and social skills through this interactive, free play program. Info: 410-2084014.

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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS, INTERNET Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 8 and 15, 8 a.m. Two-part class provides introduction to Microsoft Word, accessing the Internet and e-mail accounts. Advanced registration required by calling 410-208-4014. Info: Lisa Outten, 410-632-3970.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 ‘DEWEY DROP IN’ — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 3:30-5 p.m. Art, games, music and supervised fun for children ages 5-12. Parents can browse the library uninterrupted. Info: 410957-0878. LAP TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 0-2, will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn new and fun ways to interact with their toddlers. Info: 410-208-4014. DANCE WITH ME: INTRODUCTION TO SALSA Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 1 p.m. Register: 410-524-1818; and Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 5 p.m. Register: 410-632-3495. Six-week course. Wear leather soled shoes. Call Lisa Outten Stant for more information on adult programs at the Worcester County Library, 410-632-3970. RESUMES THAT GET THE JOB! — Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 5:30 p.m. Tips, tricks and hints on how to craft a resume that highlights your best assets are revealed in this tutorial on perfect resume writing. Info: 410-957-0878. HYPERTENSION CLINICS — Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital and takes place at Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del., 10 a.m. to noon and at Walgreen’s, Clarksville, Del., 1-3 p.m. Free blood pressure screening and health information. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. NAMI CONNECTIONS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7-8

FOREIGN POLICY KEY ISSUES: DISCUSSION GROUP — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, Feb. 8 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon. Reading and discussion of major foreign policy issues. Study guide supplied. Register by calling 410208-4014. Info: Lisa Outten, 410-632-3970. GREAT READS — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 2 p.m. An informal exchange of recommended titles and authors. Info: Lisa Outten, 410-632-3970. BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410250-2645. DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB — Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and Carolina beach music. All are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info:, or 302-934-7951.

THURSDAY, FEB. 9 SOUP SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade sandwiches, soups and biscuits and homemade desserts. Carry-out available. Call: 410-289-7430.


STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts for children ages 3-5. Info: 410-208-4014. PINE NEEDLE BASKET MAKING — Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 1-3 p.m. Local pine needles are used to create fragrant and lovely pieces of art. Native American artist, Dawn Manyfeathers will teach. Register: 410-6410650. Info: Lisa Outten, 410-632-3970. CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 3, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7-8 p.m. Support and information for those affected by Celiac Disease. Info: Betty Bellarin, 410-603-0210. BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 47 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410524-0649; or AARP CHAPTER 1917 MEETING — Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, 9:30 a.m. Featuring a speaker from Delmarva Investment Services on what you always wanted to know about investing but afraid to ask. Upcoming travel opportunities also reviewed. All persons ages 50 and older are welcome. Info: 410-250-4533. TALMUD CLASS — Temple Bat Yam, Thursdays, Feb. 9, 23, March 8, 15, April 5 and 19, noon to 1:30 p.m. Class is open to all. Discussions include Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history. Info: 410-641-4311. OCEAN PINES GARDEN CLUB MEETING — Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, 10 a.m. Terry Jordan from Longridge Garden, will discuss “Growing Flowers.”

ONGOING EVENTS OCEAN CITY AARP CHAPTER 1917 — Group meets at the O.C. Elks Lodge, 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, second Thursday of each month (except July and August), 9:30 a.m. Info: 410-250-4533. gLOVEs DRIVE — Sponsored by NOEL Community, to benefit residents in need. Donations of new gloves, hats, socks or blankets accepted at the Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road through Feb. 11. Donations also welcomed during all Masses weekend of Feb. 11, at St. Lukes, 100th Street, Ocean City; St. Johns (Beauchamp Road, Ocean Pines); and Holy Savior, 17th Street, Ocean City. Info: 410-641-6326.

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Preparing for special gathering process of questions, planning FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Budget is first on list before food, theme can be decided DEBORAH LEE WALKER ■ Contributing Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Creating a particular menu for a special occasion is one of the most exciting aspects of entertaining. The process is like solving a puzzle. Countless possibilities can be quite daunting; however, a few deep breaths and careful planning ensure a glorious event. Before the subject of food can be considered, a budget must be finalized. When one sits down with a caterer, one of the first questions is, how much do you want to spend? The budget dictates every detail. More money does not equate success. It simply defines the parameter of the overall experience. The number of guests is the next task at hand. If the invitation list exceeds 25, hiring a bartender is recommended. Depending on the formality of the affair, one might contemplate employing servers. Remember, friends want to share time with you. What is the theme of your gathering? Are you planning a sit down dinner or buffet? Are there going to be children? Does anyone have any special dietary restrictions? Is the party

going to be held indoors or outside? It seems the list for questions gets bigger by the minute. Believe it or not, the growing list is narrowing the choices, which is always a good thing. Keep the menu simple and then elevate it. For example, preparing scrambled eggs and bacon is as basic as its gets. Yes, they could be presented on a plate with a garnish. I am not questioning the validity of tradition, but the idea is not memorable. Instead, slices of bacon can be placed in a muffin pan to form individual cups. Bake until the bacon molds gets crispy, then fill with scrambled eggs. Which choice would make a more impressive presentation? Once the menu is set, it is not time to sit down and pour yourself a glass of wine. Invitations, seating arrangements, table shapes, flowers, centerpieces, glassware, plates, napkins, bar, music, lighting and prepping food are just some of the responsibilities of a host. Well, maybe you might want to sit down and have just one glass. The Super Bowl is synonymous with large gatherings glued to the tube and a feast to behold. The cost for airing commercials during football’s biggest day is mind-boggling. Halftime is a glittering display of entertainment, so grab a refill

and go for “seconds.” Dips and salsas are sure to score points with company. Being more specific, guacamole is one of the most popular dishes for football celebrations. If we retrace our steps and go back to the rule of thumb for menu planning, simplifying and then elevating, what are our options? Bear in mind, questions create answers. What ingredient could be added to the guacamole that would blend with the creaminess of the avocado? How can I add a twist that distinguishes it from others? Everyone entertains to a certain degree, so enlightening one’s guests is understood. Edamame is a fresh soybean that pairs perfectly with avocado. Both share the same color “green” and have similar textures. Edamame may be new in America, but its origins date back to China as far as 200 B.C. The word “edamame” first appears in Japan in 1275, when the well-known Buddhist Saint Nichiren Shonin wrote a note thanking a parishioner for the edamame he left at the temple. David Fairchild, plant explorer with the Department of Agriculture, introduced edamame to the U.S. in 1902 after developing a fondness for it while traveling in Japan. Although edamame did not grow in popularity like he hoped, research continued. Interest spiked in the 1970s with the growing awareness for organic agriculture.

Today, this ancient Asian vegetable is rapidly growing in reputation because of its nutritional value and high protein content. Edamama, found in the freezer section at most supermarkets, makes a healthy snack. Edamame guacamole served with blue corn and vegetable terra chips creates a dazzling display of gorgeous colors. Eating healthy can be fun and appetizing. Kick off your Super Bowl party with edamame guacamole, the combination is hard to beat. Edamame Guacamole 1 cup frozen, shelled edamames, thawed 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 sweet onion, chopped 1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped, and seeded juice of 2 to 3 limes kosher salt, fresh ground pepper to taste 1. Puree edamame in a food processor. It may be necessary to add a tablespoon of water to get a smooth texture. 2. Using one’s hand, break the avocado into chunks. 3. Combine all ingredients and thoroughly mix. 4. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for at least two hours before serving. Secret Ingredient: Assume. “Never assume the obvious is true” … William Safire.



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Valentine’s dinner, dance among events this month IRISH KEMP ■ Contributing Writer (Feb. 3, 2012) Funky February is back. It’s time to go fish for activities that keep this town rocking and rolling all winter long. One of this month’s redeeming features has to be the Valentine’s Day dinner/dance, sponsored by the town of Ocean City, for area seniors. This wonderful event, held in the Crystal Ballroom at Doc Berger’s beautiful uptown Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, offers locals and newcomers a chance to meet, greet and have fun with their peers. Many life-long friendships have begun at this annual event. Starting at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and drinks, the event gives folks plenty of time to socialize. A delicious dinner, with a choice of three entreés — chicken, beef or fish — will be served at 6:15 p.m., plus open bar from 7-10 p.m. Music for your listening or dancing pleasure, all nite long. Ed Holson’s band’s live vibes will include the tunes of your times and classics. No promises, but music jogs memories. If hon asks you to dance, go for it; it could be a long, long time between dances. Tickets cost $28 for residents $38 for non-residents, and they are available by calling Ann Brent at 410250-0125. For info, call Ed Holson at 302-436-8247. A smart choice — the brides who opted for a Valentine’s Day wedding. Lord help the guy who forgets that anniversary date. Be sure to congratulate Jim and Helen Geslois, Bill and Bobbi Matiskella, Fred and Cindi Dixon and Jim and Pat Dembeck, if they’re at the dance. Congratulations, also, to my friends Ken and Jodie Higdon, and Charlie and Gerri Fazio. I could care less whether Punxy saw his shadow or not. I’m sure that winter scheme is all part of the Pennslyvaniaks’ polishical goings-on. A big black umbrella or bear could determine the outcome, I haven’t lost any sleep over that “ding dong.” As long as this ding dong can latch onto a delicious, chocolate Tastykake, frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn. In the olden days, I walked five miles back and forth to school, through waisthigh snow in my saddle shoes. OK, I’ll never forget the day I forgot my lunch. I dropped by the penny candy store and spotted a three-pack of chocolate Tastykakes for a nickle. I painstakingly dug out four pennies, when this little old lady reached into her bra and tossed a penny in the till. I was hooked. To this day, I owe her one. Lets’ face it, one has to be a friend to have a friend. A giant step for local retirees would be to drop by the MAC Center to check out what your county has done for you. Thanks to art teacher,


(Above) This group of fun folks dressed in their holiday finest for last year’s Valentine’s Day dance at the Clarion. (Left) Artist Jody Veader, in back, and Marianne at MAC Center.

CROSSWORD Jody Veader’s Monday morning sessions, many locals have uncovered unbelievable skills. We’re talking all kinds of painting, albeit oil, watercolor or whatever. Your mate might wanna’ sharpen up his pool table skills with nice retirees from Washington, Jim Moeller and Joe Davis, or Baltimore retiree, Lux Luxemberger, or hit the exercise room for some awesome abs or pec building, Introduce yourself to friendly folks, the likes of Barbara Giles and Sarah Gray. It’s an awesome door opener to a new beginning. Don’t let the age factor fool you. There are plenty of good times left in our aging bones. Computer buffs and folks who know how to play Wii will be warmly welcomed. Bring a friend. Meryl Streep confirmed my suspicion on national TV that people shy away from older people. Being the kind of person who greets people with a smile or hello, Meryl claims that when she was disguised as 65-plus Margaret Thatcher, nary a person returned her greeting one morning. Not to worry, Meryl, I’m looked at with askance lots of times. If you cross paths with birthday kids Chuck Burnett, Jean Fohl, Steve Drocella, Vera Burlin, Joe O’Neill , Julie Stricker, John Gallagher or Jan McSwain, give ’em a big hug. Coming up at St. Andrew Parish Center on Thursday, Feb. 12, a Mio Fratello-prepared spaghetti/meatball, salad and dessert dinner. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for children and $25 for a family. Call 410-250-0300. Now for pièce de résistance! The Polish-American Club, in which I’m denied membership, even after an intervention by the Polish Pope, is holding its annual Paczki Dance at the St. Andrew Parish Center on Saturday, Feb. 18. It’s a bodaciously humongous ball every year. How do I know? Cause when I’m here, I’ve been there. Trust me, don’t wait or hesitate or you’ll be too late. Tickets cost $20 and include beer and refreshments. Call Helen 410-723-2639 or Sue at 410-250-8625 for tickets or more information. C U IN OC!

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DINING GUIDE ■ CREDIT CARDS: V-Visa, MC-Master Card, AEAmerican Express, DIS-Discover ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ________________________________ ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.ocmdrestaurants. com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ADOLFO’S, 806 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City 410-289-4001 / / $$ / V-MC-AE / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Northern and southern Italian dishes, prepared fresh daily. Quiet, intimate atmosphere for couples, room for large families or choose to enjoy our outside seating with views of the inlet. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open MondayFriday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ BOMBORA RESTAURANT BAR & LOUNGE, Beach Plaza Hotel, 13th Street & the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-9121 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Experience panoramic oceanfront views, vivid flavors and inspiring presentations with contemporary world cuisine infused with Asian and Latin flavors — all under the direction of Executive Chef Arturo Paz. ■ BROTHER’S BISTRO, 12th Street and the Boardwalk, in the Howard Johnson Hotel, Ocean City 443-664-6763 / $-$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from our dining room inside and out. Handmade brick oven pizza, pasta, subs and salads. Live music. Open year-round. ■ BURGER’S SURFS UP, 54th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2007 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Great atmosphere for locals and tourists. Child friendly. New, refreshing twist on a surf bar. Great food, great drinks, excellent happy hour. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410289-7192 / / $$$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ CINNABON, Ninth Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-1268 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Homemade ice cream, real fruit smoothies, fresh baked Cinnabons and coffee. ■ DEVITO’S ITALIAN DELI AND SUB SHOP, 143rd Street, Ocean City 410-250-1122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Italian cold cuts pizza, sandwiches and subs for lunch and dinner. ■ DUFFY’S TAVERN, 130th Street, Montego Bay Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-2501449 / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Unique Irish tavern serving the best steaks, seafood

and over-stuffed sandwiches. A local’s favorite with authentic Irish specialities, including shepard’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. Outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ EXPRESS CAFE, 4 Somerset St., Ocean City 410-289-1202 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Espresso bar, homemade sandwiches, crepes and fresh salads. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-5245500 / / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FAT DADDY’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8228 / 216 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City 410-289-4040 / / $$$ / V-MC / No reservations required / Beer available / Family owned since 1995. Famous subs, pizza, deli sandwiches, wings and garden salads. Delivery, dine in or carry out. ■ FRESCO’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8202 / / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / On the bay, serving seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HALL’S SEAFOOD & STEAK, 60th Street, Ocean City 410-524-5008 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Serving Ocean City’s finest breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Open 7 days a week, all summer. New menu serving old favorites and new treats. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront dining, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment nightly. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-caneat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HAWAIIAN CRAB BAR & GRILL, 37314 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Del. 302-4369800 / HawaiianCrab / $-$$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Waterfront dining, AUCE crabs, steaks, seafood and burgers. Food and drink specials. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant

dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Seafood, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-MAE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / / $-$$ ($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 year-round 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 / / $, $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ HUBBA’S, 123rd Street Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-250-3230 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Family owned and operated. Featuring homemade soups and salads, pit beef, ham, turkey, paninis, barbecued ribs platters and more. Overstuffed sandwiches and subs. Dine in or carry out. Open seven days. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7499 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Pizza, subs, wings, salads, beer, live music, high definition TVs, surf, movies, BlueRay. ■ JR’S THE ORIGINAL PLACE FOR RIBS, 61st and 131st streets, Ocean City 410-250-3100, 410-524-7427 / / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / The place for ribs since 1981. Family-friendly dining. Angus steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, prime rib, seafood, chicken. Early bird. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ LAYTON’S, 16th Street, Ocean City 410289-6635 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Breakfast served all day, featuring pancakes, french toast and breakfast sandwiches. Daily lunch specials. Carryout available. Established in 1959. ■ M.R. DUCKS, 311 Talbot St., Ocean City / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Burgers, fresh fish sandwiches along with other bar food favorites. Come by boat, car or bike. Always a cool drink waiting for you. Live entertainment on weekends. ■ OC WASABI, 33rd Street, Ocean City 410524-7337 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / No children’s menu / Beer, wine / Sushi in a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Specializing in teriyaki and tempura. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6821 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The original Phillips, serving the finest seafood since 1956. Complete with all-you-can-

FEBRUARY 3, 2012 eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD HOUSE, 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Just minutes to the Delaware line. Allyou-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PONZETTI’S PIZZA, 144th Street, Ocean City / $ / MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Italian dinners, subs and homemade pizza. Happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Sports bar, live music on weekends. Light fare served till 1 a.m. Carry out available. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410524-5252 / / $$$ / 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. ■ SCHOONERS, 91st Street, in the Princess Royale, Ocean City 410-524-7777 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Oceanfront dining. Early bird, happy hour specials daily. Specials in the lounge. Children’s menu available. Open year-round. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410524-4900 / / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SHENANIGAN’S IRISH PUB, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, in the Shoreham Hotel, Ocean City 410-289-7181 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Sit back and enjoy our two-fisted sandwiches and our frozen drink favorites, all from our oceanfront deck or our fine dining room. Always kid friendly with our special children’s menu. Live entertainment with no cover charge. So sing along … you’ll find an open Irish invitation. Latenight menu available. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-5398710 / / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / / $$ / 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, 46 p.m. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus® burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.

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Über Bagels & Deli: Need friendly, outgoing, smart people for multiple shifts, FT/PT. All positions open weekends starting late March and 7 days in May. Apply online Hileman real estate. Now accepting Cleaners for the 2012 Summer Season. Must be licensed & insured. Call 410-2089200 x102. Sous Chef/Line Cook for high volume restaurant. Salary, health benefits and profit sharing for an upbeat, positive, people oriented individual. Send resume to P.O. Box 838, Ocean City, MD 21843. Legal Secretary - Busy Ocean City law firm has an immediate opening for a motivated, organized legal secretary. Experience in preparation of legal documents including litigation forms and collection matters. Proficiency in word processing, written and oral communication skills necessary. Please send resumé to: P.O. Box 739, Ocean City, Md 21843. The Fenwick inn Hotel, located at 138th St. in Ocean City, Maryland is hiring for both full time and part time front desk positions. Ideal candidate has customer service experience and enjoys working with the public. Please apply in person or email resume to restaurant Manager for high volume Ocean City restaurant. Proficiency in computer marketing applications, Digital dining POS system a plus. Experience in all phases of restaurant operation. Salary, benefits, bonus for upbeat, positive, people-oriented individual. Send resume to: PO Box 838, Ocean City, Md. 21843


DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO? Interested in a career in Real Estate? Sous Chef We are hiring a working Sous Chef for our beautiful ocean front restaurant. Successful candidate must have a minimum of three years experience in a high volume restaurant and excellent employment references. We offer the opportunity to work with talented Chef’s as well as excellent benefits and salary (commensurate with experience). Qualified applicants, forward resume with salary requirements to: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Human Resources Department 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Fax: 410-723-9109


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Pre-Licensing classes forming NOW! Contact Pete Copenhaver at 410-524-6111 or OR Jennifer Cropper-Rines at 410-524-1203 or or visit Owned and Operated by NRT LLC

Yr Glenriddle Single Family House. 4BR, 3BA. Living, formal dining, office, family, loft, screened porch. Immediate occupancy. $2400/mo. 410-2130467. Ocean pines 5BR/2BA with Garage on cul-de-sac. All appliances, electric heat pump and CAC. $1200 + utilities. Call Nancy 443-235-2556. High School Seniors! Beach Week units available. Hotel Rooms, Apartments and Houses, great variety from 2 to 12 persons. Low deposit and easy payment plans. Call 1-877627-6667 (1-877-ocrooms) for details or visit our Web site at Y/r OC: Renovated 1BR/1BA, pool, laundry room, unfurn., 2 blocks from beach, private parking. $700/month + sec. deposit. 443-366-4477. Y/r OC. 1BR/1BA, Bayfront Property. Great for fishing, wellmaintained, unfurn., laundry rm., elec./hot water included. $700/month + sec. deposit. 443-366-4477. Country Cabin: 2BR/1BA. Gas heat, W/D. No pets. Berlin/OP area. $750/month, year round. 410-430-0587. High School Seniors weekly rate starting at $349. 10% discount with mentioning of this ad. Call 443-664-2379. Summer Seasonal rentals from $5500. Winter and year round rentals available from $700 monthly. Resort Rentals, 4600 Coastal Hwy. 410-5240295. 2 Yr Oceanfront Furnished Condos. 1BR/1.5BA, 94th St. Large balcony. 3BR/2BA. Fireplace. 123rd St. Contact John 410-330-1515. Please leave message.

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Sunset Village YR WOC. 2BR/1.5 BA. W/D & pool. $1000 a month plus utilities. 443-783-0495.

Y/R WOC newly renovated 2BR/1BA Apartments for rent. $850/mo. 410-213-1900 or 410726-7965.

OCEAN BLOCK CONDO Y/R 2BR/1BA. W/D, DW, AC, furnished. 129th Street. Great views. Convenient to everything. $950/month + Utilities. 443-497-3671.

2BR/1BA Condo for rent on 28th St. Fully furnished with central air and heating. $900/ mo. Call 312-618-2000.

Roommate Wanted to share newly remodeled Condo in North Ocean City. 3BR/2BA, W/D, central air/heat. $350/mo. + 1/3 utilities. 305-305-1111.

Teal Marsh Rt. 611, across from Food Lion. Office/Retail/Other. Now only $900/month. 1400sf. Ocean Pines Mini Plaza, next to Parts Plus. Great location, many uses. Rent reduced to $900/month. Call Dale, 443-736-5589 or e-mail

FIRST MONTH FREE! Applications being accepted for 2BR/1BA unfurnished YR apartment. $575/mo. + utilities. Security deposit required. No pets. 410-352-5488. Leave message please. Winter Rental 2BR Apt. $200/wk. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. No pets. 410-289-5831. YR, 143rd St. 1BR/2 Full BA. W/D. $685 a month. Security deposit required. Available Now! Call 410-430-3057 between 9am-7pm. 3BR/1.5 BA Apt. First and last month’s rent required and $1000 security deposit. $1000 /month plus utilities. Must have references. 443-664-2992 or 410-289-5335.

Winter Rental

Available Now-April 1. 312 Sunset Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, newly remodeled, big kitchen/ living area. $200/wk. incl. util. Call 410-428-7333 or 410-251-4259


Oyster Harbor YR House. 3BR/2BA on pond. Fireplace, screened porch, 2 car garage, fenced yard, appliances. No smoking/pets. $1400. 410-5967873. Rental Starting at $900 a month in Berlin. Call Bunting Realty, Inc. 410-641-3313. Furnished Winter Condo, large 2 story, 3BR/2BA, bayside OC. W/D, DW, off street parking. No pets. $700/mo. + util. Sec. dep. Call Sandy, 201-410-1094 or 201-288-0500 x230. Rooms for Rent! First week FREE! Furnished and all utilities and cable TV included. Only $85 a week! Call 410-430-1746 Selbyville. 3BR/2.5 BA. Off street parking. W/D, Dishwasher, C/A. Lawn care included. $900/month. Call 302236-4344. Year Round Rentals in Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Salisbury. Please call 410-524-0900 or visit our Web site at:

Rentals Yearly • Weekly • Seasonal

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Avail ‘til April 1st. Blue Turtle Apts. on 57th St. Oceanside. Includes 2BR/1BA, fully furn, ktch, lvg rm. All Utils. Incl. No pets. No smoking inside. Two person max. 18+ only. $150 sec. dep. 410-422-4780

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Summer Rental 312 Sunset Dr. Newly remodeled. 2BR/1.5BA. New appliances. Large new kitchen. Large living room. May 10-Sept. 10. $12,000. Call 410-428-7333 or 410-251-4259.

Yearly & Seasonal Rentals We Welcome Pets 7700 Coastal Hwy 410-524-7700

Rooms for Rent! First week FREE! Furnished and all utilities and cable TV included. Only $85 a week! Call 410-430-1746 Roommate Wanted: Male or female to share a gorgeous executive home with a large beautifully furnished master bedroom available with private bath and high speed Internet at The Point in Ocean Pines residential. Seeking a middle-aged, clean, honest, professional nonsmoker. Must love dogs. Please call 410-726-3203.

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Home with Garage on one-half acre. Move-in condition. Showell School district. Just Reduced, $168,000. Howard Martin Realty, 410-352-5555. Salisbury Near Wor-Wic. 2BR, Mobile. New windows and carpet. Beautiful. $29,000 cash. Lot rent only $250 a month. Howard Martin Realty. 410352-5555.

COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Warehouse Space in Bishopville 1500 sq.ft., 18’ high ceilings, bath & 200 amp service. 3,500 sq.ft. 3 units each of 1867 sq.ft. Warehouse/ Office space available. 443-497-4200 Self-Storage Units on Route 50. Various sizes starting at $85 a month. 800 sq.ft. starting at $325 a month. Call Bill 301537-5391. Beauty Salon/Barber Shop/ Spa Location in Teal Marsh Plaza, Rt. 611, across from Food Lion. 1400sf. Will build to suit. Rent varies depending on build out requirements. Starting at $900/month. Call Dale at 443-736-5589 or

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Two Units Available Rt. 50 in West Ocean City. 1,800 sq.ft. Office/Retail Space 1,728 sq.ft. Office/Retail Space 443-497-4200 FOR RENT: West OC Office/ Warehouse, 1000 sq. ft., $425 per month. 443-235-4851

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

Grow Your Own Oysters Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats Custom made on the eastern shore Spat / Supplies / Instructions 757-789-3050

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Season Firewood, 1/2 cord $75, cord $145, 3 loads at $475 (this is close to 4 cords) Delivered. Call at anytime, 7 days a week. 302-841-5850 and ask for Roy. RESTAURANT EqUIPMENT Donut machine, toasters, sandwich grills, small wares, slicer, floor mats, cash register, etc. Call Bob 410-251-3024.

FOR SALE DuraHeat Kerosine Heater, never used, $75. Nordic Track ski exerciser, excellent condition, $250 or obo. Large dog kennel by Precision, never used, $100. 5’ folding table with handle, great condition, $20. 410-213-0102, leave message. POWER WASHER Industrial w/Hana motor. 3000psi. 150’ of hose, spray gun. 24’ ladder & disc. Sprayer. $1000/obo. 410603-5038.

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Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

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


This 2BR/2BA home is located in the Montego Bay community in North Ocean City. Situated on a deeded lot this home features a split bedroom/bath floorplan, a large screened in porch with a cement patio, an eat-in kitchen, central air, a full size washer & dryer and a 2-car parking pad. The community offers pools, tennis, shuffleboard, miniature golf and a bayfront boardwalk with fishing & crabbing piers. The homeowner’s association fee is only $214 year. The property is being offered at $146,000 furnished.

Montego Bay Realty

Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

108 S. Ocean Drive • Ocean City, MD

800-745-5988 • 410-250-3020


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Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 15 Years and The Best of Excellence Award for 2010 & 2011!

FEBRUARY 3, 2012

The Horizons Oceanfront Restaurant and Ocean Club feature Oceanfront Dining at its Finest with American and Continental Cuisine, serving Breakfast 7am - Noon, Lunch 11am - 2pm and Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Open Wednesday thru Sunday


Presenting Chef Shawn Reese’s ALL NEW MENU Served 7am - 11pm


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday 5-7 pm

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THURSDAY Lobster Lunacy 5-7pm 1 lb. Lobster $16.95

BREAKFAST BUFFET Saturday 7am-10:30am Adults $10.95 • Children 4-12 $7.95 3 & Under FREE

Sunday, Feb. 5th: Kick off at 6:30 p.m 18 HI-DEF TVs/ 2 Jumbo HI-DEF TVs

Breakfast Buffet 7am-1pm

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VALENTINE’S DINNERS Friday, Saturday & Tuesday, February 10,11 & 14, 2012

Two courses - $30 Per Person Three courses - $35 Per Person

Steamed Shrimp Oysters or Clams on the Half Shell

DRINK SPECIALS $3 Rail Drinks • $1.75 Drafts & $2.25 Domestic Beers

President’s Weekend Deluxe Breakfast Buffet

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 - 7 am-1 pm Adults $14.95 - Children 4-12 $9.95 • Children 3 & Under FREE

Prime Rib, Crab Legs & Seafood Buffet Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19, 2012 - 5-9 pm Adults $34.95 - Children 4-12 $16.95 • Children 3 & Under FREE

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