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a film. El Galeón (The Galleon) is owned by Nao Victoria Foundation of Seville, Spain, a maritime history organization that had the replica of the West Indies trading vessel built in 2009. Since its commissioning, the ship has sailed some 35,000 miles, the most recent of which have been along the East Coast, where it is likely to remain for the

(Aug. 16, 2013) The frequent conflict between the Ocean City government’s role as the resort’s premier marketing agency and as its sovereign administrator will likely be brought to the fore again in the coming weeks, as the city continues to investigate a proposal to add advertising and price-tiered listings to its municipal tourism website, ococean.com. At the direction of the city’s Tourism Commission, a survey will be sent to members of the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association and the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, to gauge interest in the proposal. But the core issue is not one of efficacy, but of principle – as to whether the city should be using a taxpayerfunded website to sell a product that competes with private advertising media and places some businesses above others on the official online face of the city. “You’re going to get push-back from some businesses, I think,” said HMRA Executive Director Susan Jones. “They

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CVB members could pay to upgrade listings, banner ads on site feel this is a government site and everyone should be represented equally.” But Mayor Rick Meehan found a pay-to-play system just as equitable. “Those who are proactive and want to better their position will have the opportunity,” Meehan said. “The ones who are successful will rise to the top. It’s just like any other business.” Currently, a $200 membership to the town’s CVB gets hospitality businesses a listing on ococean.com’s categorized, searchable index. The listing features a limited number of photos, text, and link to go directly to the businesses’ website. Ococean.com is owned by the city and administered by the city’s advertising agency, MGH. But some business owners have expressed a desire to have a larger presence on the site and would be willing to pay for it. This week, MGH came back to the city with a proposal on how such a system could be structured, suggesting that four tiers of listing be used. The first tier – available with the standard CVB membership or even at a reduced fee – would be text-only. “This would be for some of the smaller members or those who have hesitated to join the CVB,” said Alison Fiorelli of MGH. “We’re hoping this simplified listing would encourage

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them to join.” Second and third tier listings would have photos and space to promote deals, as well as being run above lowertier listings. Third tier listings would also feature banner ad rotation. Fourthtier listings would have further expanded space, a guaranteed top-billing space, and heavier rotation of advertising. “They’d have the opportunity to kind of own that section of the site,” Fiorelli said. The average ococean.com listing garners 10,000 impressions and 660 actual click-throughs, coming out to roughly two cents per impression and 30 cents per click. This is comparable with many open-market advertising rates, although what the city would be able to charge in addition for expanded listings or advertising has yet to be determined. “The biggest problem would be figuring out your prices,” said MGH President Andy Malis. “It’s going to be a guess. It will change the way [the site] is in terms of how its presented.” Jones said she had reservations, however, that those with more capital would monopolize a website designed to promote the entire resort, not a select few venues. “The people who can afford to advertise are at the top, so the visitors are

going to see who’s higher-priced and not the ‘mom-and-pop’ places,” Jones said. “Which probably isn’t the best course given that we already have a reputation for high rates.” Councilman Joe Mitrecic suggested that the top-tier listings not have a guaranteed place at the head of the search results, “so there’s nobody who’s always at the top of the mountain, so to speak.” If the city were to create a price-tier system for ococean.com, however, the further question would be whether the city would be undercutting private businesses who also run advertising-supported tourism sites. “I’m not opposed to it on face value, it just depends on all the particulars,” said John Gehrig of D3 Corp, which owns and runs several tourism and hotel booking websites. “It isn’t so much that businesses shouldn’t be able to promote themselves, it’s about it being an equal opportunity for everyone,” Gehrig said. “If every hotel wants to have a featured listing, then you’re back to where you started, you’re just charging more. And you can’t say that only 10 hotels are going to be on the top tier, for instance. A private organization could do that, but we’re talking about a municipal website that’s funded by taxpayer dollars.” “As long as it doesn’t change the

mindset of the town, it can make everyone better,” said Ann Hillyer, whose website – oceancity.com – hosts hotel bookings and event listings, as well as the online edition of this newspaper. “But in some places it has been a problem,” Hillyer said, particularly in regards to her annapolis.com website. “In Annapolis, I’m finding the CVB there feels competitive with me, so then it becomes and issue.” According to City Solicitor Guy Ayres, “there’s nothing that prohibits the city from having a proprietary enterprise.” “It’s when they are performing a government service and they charge more than the cost of the service that it can be considered a tax,” Ayres said. However, if ococean.com were to be less of a public service for the CVB and more of a paid advertising site, the city could likely make the argument that the site is not a strictly governmental function. “The downside of a municipality doing something that’s not entirely governmental is that you can’t claim immunity from liability,” Ayres said. “That determination depends on whether the function is a regulatory scheme that you charge for, or a separate proprietary function. In some cases, that simply boils down to whether you’re charging more money than necessary to run it.”


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(Aug. 16, 2013) A planned expansion would double the size of the Casino at Ocean Downs. Those plans call for the construction of a 35,475-square-foot addition to the existing casino, which has approximately 34,000 square feet. The site plan for that addition was discussed briefly during Wednesday’s Technical Review Committee meeting in Snow Hill. It will be discussed in more detail during the Planning Commission meeting on Sept. 5. Zoning administration Jennifer Burke said information provided to the Technical Review Committee did not include plans for the interior, but it is assumed the expansion is for table games, which were approved by the General Assembly last year. The expansion would be built north of the existing casino. The casino, which is open 24 hours a day, currently has 800 slot machines and is permitted to have 50 additional slots, so those could be placed in the new addition as well as table games. The number of table games allowed would be up to the State Gaming Commission. When the casino was built, it was not required to meet the county’s Design Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Buildings, but it was built according to the agricultural traditions in those guidelines and standards and the Planning Commission members were pleased with the result when construction was completed in 2010. The casino celebrated its grand opening in January 2011. The proposed expansion is expected to have a similar design and colors and it will have no additional signage. In 2011, the county Planning Commission approved plans for a bowling alley and movie theater at the site, but those plans are not moving forward at this time because of the casino expansion. Also, the State Highway Administration has not given final approval for a “right in, right out,” entrance and exit on Route 589. Plans called for separate buildings for the bowling alley and theater to be built on a 7.5-acre parcel of land near the northeast intersection of Route 589 and Route 707, Gray’s Corner Road. Live harness racing continues at Ocean Downs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in August. Next month, race days are Sept. 1, 2, 6,7 and 8. Post times are 7:20 p.m. except for Sept. 2, Labor Day, when post time will be 1:10 p.m. Simulcast horse racing takes place daily from noon to midnight. Ocean Downs is located on Route 589, just off Route 50 between Ocean City and Berlin.


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Ship has six decks, 25-person crew next few years as part of an educational project. The ship has a crew of about 25 Spanish sailors, including three women, and has six decks to explore. “We are happy to be working with the Town of Ocean City to make this event happen,” said Bryan Lilley, chairman of the board of the NASSF (Lilley also stages the Ocean City Air Show). “We appreciate all the effort made by the town because we couldn’t do this without them.” City officials approved the event last week, allowing the vessel to moor at the bayside pier between Third and Fourth streets through Sept. 2. Guided interactive tours will be offered daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The NASSF is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mechanics Continued from Page 1A

awareness in youth and the public. The organization also sponsored the ship’s visit in May to Port Canaveral, Fla., where more than 30,000 people walked its decks and stared up at its 120-foot-tall main masts. In addition, to that port, El Galeón visited Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and St. Augustine, Fla., to give people the opportunity to experience what life was like aboard a sailing ship in the 1500s. St. Augustine also will be the ship’s homeport while it is on this side of the Atlantic. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate, or in advance at a discounted price by visiting http://www.tallshipevent.com. Volunteers are needed to help while the ship is docked in Ocean City. Anyone interested should e-mail volunteer@airseaspace.org.

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City could try to legislate cabbie parking after complaint on 64th Drivers say they have as much right to commercial use of street as restaurant ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer

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(Aug. 16, 2013) You talkin’ to me? While not yet at the pariah level of Travis Bickle, Robert DiNiro’s dark character in “Taxi Driver,��� the city may soon be asking cab drivers to stop corralling their vehicles on 64th Street, at the request of a nearby business owner. But cabbies say the street is a prime location that they have just as much right to as

anyone else. Dead Freddie’s restaurant owner Steve Carullo asked the city’s Police Commission this week if any arrangements could be made so that cab drivers would not use 64th Street as a de-facto staging area. The street borders Carullo’s restaurant to the north, and also runs out alongside the bay inlet that Dead Freddies’ dining area overlooks. “On any given day I’m losing about 40 parking spaces and it’s becoming an eyesore,” Carullo said. “If I had come and seen this four years ago when I bought the property, I wouldn’t be here.” While not an official location, drivers from multiple cab companies use the street as an exchange point for shifts. Drivers will park their personal vehicles on the street and get in a cab vacated by the driver from a previous shift, who then drives his own personal vehicle home. Not only is 64th a central location in the resort, cabbies say, but it also has virtually no through-traffic and an abundance of perpendicular parking spaces. “It’s not like we’re inundating a neighborhood with commercial vehicles,” said one cab owner, who did not wish to be named. “The only thing actually on that street is a sewage treatment

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Mayor Rick Meehan. “They’re actually staging their business in the street and not on their own property. It may be that they have to find their own private lots to do this.” However, cabbies contend that they have already established the right to stage business in public streets, via paying the city for the medallions that give them the right to operate a taxi in the resort’s limits. The city initially sold 170 medallions for $1,500 each when the program was implemented in 2010. Additionally, the town gets a 25 percent cut of the sale price every time a medallion changes hands; cabbies are free to openly trade their medallions, although the market price of a limited supply has naturally risen above the initial 2010 price. The city’s fee also has a set minimum of $500, meaning that cabbies will essentially have to pay a higher tax rate if they sell their medallions for less than $2,000. The city had previously discussed raising the minimum, to raise the margin floor on transfers and raise the sale prices even higher. “This isn’t an anti-cab discussion,” Meehan cautioned. “This is a matter of how we can work with them to make the situation better for everybody.”

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anisms, some of which present less of ier to deal with fiscally. Other projects, however, will require a fiscal challenge than others. In a number of cases, the city will be able to the city to pay directly out of its general support specific improvements by pay- fund, which is supported almost ening with the user fees or taxes associ- tirely by property tax revenue, or issue ated with those improvements, or bonds to be repaid through the general borrowing against the projected future fund. The current draft of the CIP calls for income from those fees and taxes. For instance, the renovation of the roughly $7 million in general fundconvention center to include a theater backed bonds to be issued in the coming year for space, slated to projects includbegin this fall, in“If a stormwater utility is not ing the expansion cludes $5.7 milof the skate park lion of state grant the decision of the Mayor and and downtown financing and Council, you still will need that recreation fields, $8.3 million of the construction bond money bormillion per year as part of the of a new Ocean rowed against the street improvements” City Beach Patrol projected future Headquarters, income of the TERRY MCGEAN roof replacecity’s food tax, City Engineer ments at the Pubwhich is authorlic Safety ized by the state to Building and the finance the conmunicipal garage and service center at vention center. Other work, particularly in the water 65th Street, as well as the next two and wastewater departments, will be fi- years’ worth of canal dredging work to nanced with bonds scheduled to be re- remove silt from the city’s bayside wapaid with the fees levied by those terways. Adjacent property owners could pay departments. According to city Finance Director for canal work, although that would be Martha Bennett, user fee and tax pro- up to the council’s discretion. The skate ceeds have been consistent enough to park and recreation area expansion more than fulfill these obligations, should be done to coincide with next meaning these projects are much eas- year’s rebuilding of St. Louis Avenue if

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Streets slated for $25 million of improvements through 2018 streets as our largest need, and this plan reflects that,” McGean said. “Streets are clearly the highest cost at $25 million over the next five years.” However, $1 million per year of this money comes from stormwater utility fees, the so-called ‘rain tax’ that Maryland has authorized but Ocean City is not yet required to implement. If the city declines to raise money for its drains beneath its roads by charging recurring fees, the money will still have to come from elsewhere. “If a stormwater utility is not the decision of the Mayor and Council, you still will need that million per year as part of the street improvements,” McGean said. “If we drop the stormwater utility, it doesn’t mean that the streets budget drops from three million a year to two million. You still have to make up that million.” When combined with other street projects, however, the city’s annual general fund contribution for roads rises far above the $2 million in general repaving work that is budgeted. The 2014-2015 budget will require $4.8 million to be paid out-of-pocket for roads – nearly quadruple the contribution of $1.17 million that the city struggled to make this year. That number will rise to over $5 million for 2015-2016, a burden on the general fund that the city has no guar-

antee it will be able to make. “That’s the number that’s in the plan, but it doesn’t mean that’s the number that will be in the budget when that year comes around,” said City Manager David Recor. Also of immediate issue is the beach patrol building, which involves a property swap in which the town will give the Ocean City Development Corporation the old beach patrol property on Dorchester Street for the development corporation’s model block project – if the development corporation surrenders its property on Talbot Street, one block north, as a new beach patrol site. The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission discussed this week possible ways to bring the project’s cost down from the projected $2 million. Councilman Dennis Dare asked if the

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County promotes National Preparedness Month WCES encourages area residents and businesses to plan for emergencies (Aug. 16, 2013) Worcester County Emergency Services will participate in National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September to increase preparedness on the Eastern Shore. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide effort hosted by The Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. One of NPM’s key messages is to be

prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, and maybe without response from police, fire or rescue. Preparations start with four steps: Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency. Build an emergency supply kit. Get involved. Preparedness is a shared responsi-

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is now. We all knew that the beach patrol facility needed to be relocated for this long-term plan. Let’s make it happen now rather than later.� City leaders were generally optimistic about the city ability to accommodate the projects, despite goading by local landlord and frequent council critic Tony Christ that the city’s debt was understated due to its unseen commitment to capital projects – similar to bankrupt cities such as Detroit. “While Detroit’s bonds may be junk,

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Worcester County officials leery of proposed flood maps Department of the Environment and the Federal Emergency Management Administration before the release of the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps and the Flood Insurance Rate Study for the county. During those meetings, he said, NANCY POWELL he told them that they “had lost their  Staff Writer minds” because of changes that removed some low areas from floodplains. “It’s a government-run agency,” (Aug. 16, 2013) New flood insurance rate maps could tempt some Worcester Church said. “It’s as easy as that.” The Worcester County CommissionCounty property owners not to renew their insurance, a possibility that con- ers are required to adopt flood insurance rate maps and to update the county’s cerns some officials. “It’ll get messy,” said Bud Church, floodplain ordinance. A failure to do president of the Worcester County com- those two things would mean that the missioners during their meeting last week county would be suspended from the Nawhen it was announced that the prelimi- tional Flood Insurance Program. If that happens, nary maps had property owners omitted some low “Banks won’t lend would be unable to areas that are known to be prone money if a buyer doesn’t purchase flood insurance policies and existto flooding. “It’ll get have flood insurance.” ing policies would not interesting. Banks be renewed. Also, fedwon’t lend money if BUD CHURCH, WORCESTER COUNTY eral mortgage insura buyer doesn’t have ance or loan flood insurance.” COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT guarantees would not Ed Tudor, direcbe provided in flood tor of the Department of Development Review and hazard areas and federal disaster assisPermitting, said the proposed new maps tance would not be provided to repair inhave significant differences from the cur- surable buildings located in identified rent maps and the issue must be taken flood hazard areas from flood damage. Flood grants or loans for development seriously. Properties in Ocean Pines and West from federal agencies, including the Ocean City have remained “basically the Small Business Administration, would same,” he said, but big changes are des- also be unavailable in those areas. To educate property owners about the ignated for some areas behind Assateague Island, including South Point maps, county officials plan to have a Coand Snug Harbor, an area that is prone ordination and Community Outreach to flooding. Some people might decide to meeting in the Worcester County Governdrop their flood insurance policies be- ment Center in Snow Hill tentatively cause of those changes. They might think scheduled for Sept. 25. The draft flood plain maps will also be online at the they no longer need the insurance. “It just doesn’t seem to make sense,” county website, www.co.worcester.md.us. That outreach will be one of the early Commissioner Judy Boggs said. Boggs also said she sees the changes steps in the process to update the as a money issue because FEMA “is pay- county’s floodplain ordinance and the ing out so much money” for buildings flood maps. The process, which includes appeals periods for some communities, is damaged or destroyed by floods. Tudor said he had participated in sev- expected to take approximately nine eral early meetings with the Maryland months.

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Station 4 will be built; FD to move to park’s garage in interim New building will provide additional space, live-in accommodations for co. ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) The reconstruction of Station 4, the Ocean City Fire Department’s 130th Street outpost, looks to be a done deal as City Council approved a final price for the facility’s construction this week just shy of $2.7 million. Savings over the budgeted cost of the project will be used to convert the city’s parks maintenance warehouse on Jamaica Avenue into a temporary fire station while the work is being completed. The winning bid for construction was Gillis Gilkerson of Salisbury at a price of $2,692,018, City Engineer Terry McGean said. Even with $131,125 in architectural fees added, the total figure is still well under the $3.35 million allocated to the project. The city borrowed that money in a 2012 municipal bond issuance. The department named the rebuilding of the 130th street substation as its top priority for capital projects back in 2009, due to the concentration of high rises and year-round residents in the area Station 4 serves. Federal stimulus money was anticipated for the project but never came through, leaving the preliminary plans for the building to sit until the city could leverage a bond to borrow for the project. Although the facility has been scaled back considerably from its initial proposal, including eliminating a number of energy-efficiency designs that would’ve been beneficial but too expensive, the new building will still provide 11,500 square feet of space. The engine bay and garage will have over one-third more room than the current Station 4. Accommodations for livein crews, such as a kitchen, are also in the plans. Construction of the new station is expected to begin in September, McGean said. While work is under way, the OCFD will relocate its operation to the Park and Recreation Department’s garage at the northern terminus of Jamaica Avenue, only a few blocks from the station. “We looked at four alternative loca-

tions,” said OCFD Chief Chris Larmore. These included the Bethany Beach Fire Company’s Station 2 in Fenwick Island, the Ocean City Public Works station on Gorman Avenue, the Ocean City Beach Patrol post on 130th Street and the parks building. “The goal was to try to keep us as close to the existing building as we could, because that location has proven to be the best for response,” Larmore said. The parks building would require limited modification to be used as a firehouse, since it already has garage doors large enough to for the engines. “They also have an area that we could pretty easily convert to a live-in area,” Larmore said.

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Crimes committed in Del., Burton will not be tried in Maryland County Jail. “During the thorough and comprehensive investigation, evidence was discovered indicating that the crimes were committed in Delaware,” a Delaware State Police press release issued Monday stated. That investigation also revealed Bennett was dead before her body was left along Swamp Road and that she had died of asphyxiation. “Burton is currently incarcerated in Maryland on a fugitive warrant from Delaware, pending extradition,” the press release stated. “He will be formally charged upon his return.” In February, Oglesby had filed his intent to seek a sentence of death and also to seek a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for Burton, who had been charged with first- and second-degree murder, firstand second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, kidnapping and first-degree assault. The following month, he withdrew his notice of intent to seek a death sentence after state legislators abolished the death penalty. Katy C. O’Donnell and Kay A. Beehler of the Office of the Public Defender Aggravated Homicide Division have represented Burton. In an Aug. 5 letter to Oglesby and Deputy State’s

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Attorney Abigail Marsh, they wrote that they intended to provide representation to Burton at any and all hearings related to hearings and extradition proceedings that could be held as a result of charges filed against him in Delaware. On June 28, they filed a motion for sanctions for “the state’s failure to comply with the court’s order on the defendant’s motion to compel discovery.” The defendant’s motion was filed April 18. On May 7, the court issued an order and memorandum requiring the state to produce certain items of dis-

covery (evidence) to the defendant. The state failed to comply with the court’s order and has failed to respond to informal requests from defense counsel, according to court documents. Items the state allegedly did not produce included surveillance videos, especially those from the Gumboro Fire Department and the Gumboro Auto Sales, and original address lists from the church. “The state’s failure to provide the defense with requested discovery will unduly prejudice defendant” and will constitute a violation of his rights to due process and effective assistance

of counsel, according to papers filed with the court by O’Donnell and Beehley. Marsh’s response, filed July 5, was succinct. “The state denies each and every, and all of the allegations contained therein. Wherefore, it is respectfully requested that the defendant’s motion be denied.” The motion had not been ruled on before Monday morning. Then Oglesby declared that the state would not prosecute Burton in Worcester County. The trial had been scheduled for Oct. 29 through Nov. 6.

Two women offering services online booked in OC Detectives respond to advertisements, ladies charged with prostitution NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Two women who advertised their very personal services in Ocean City online were charged last week with prostitution. In each case, an Ocean City detec-

tive responded to the woman’s ad and made arrangements to meet. After details, such as the cost of services, were finalized in a resort hotel room, the women were arrested. In one case, a detective saw numerous online ads for escorts and massage services. Reviews indicated the women placing the ads were performing sex acts. One ad posted Aug. 1 stated, “In TowN ToDay BlOnDiE With A Bod . . . by the Beach – 26” and included several photos of a woman in seductive poses.

On Aug. 5, the detective called the number in the ad and told the woman who answered that he would like to meet up with her. Pretending to reside in another area, he told her he would be in Ocean City for the White Marlin Open on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The woman, who said her name was Destiny, told him that her rate was $250 an hour, but she would give him a special rate of $200 an hour if she stayed three hours. She also told him to call her when he arrived in Ocean See ADS on Page 19A


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signal to alert other detectives and she was arrested. The detective learned that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Destinyâ&#x20AC;? was actually Jessica Rose Saunders, 27, of New Castle, Del. In the second case, another Ocean City detective saw an ad dated Aug. 6 that stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hosting in OC!! If you like a Sexy Blond Babe, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m your Girl!!! Call 4 Specials $$$$ - 23.â&#x20AC;? He responded to the ad by e-mail and received an e-mail instructing him to call, which he did. He and the woman, who said her name was Abbey, arranged to meet in an Ocean City hotel the next day. When the woman arrived at his hotel room, the detective said he had never been with a prostitute and asked how it worked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Abbeyâ&#x20AC;? told him he had to show her money up front. She said her price was $250 and he handed her $260, which she put in her purse. She went into the hotel roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bathroom for a few minutes. When she exited, Ocean City detectives and Homeland Security agents arrested her. The woman was identified as Andrea Niki Hall, 31, of Ridley, Pa. Ads offering sex for money in Ocean City continue to be placed online.

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Mosquitoes sample from OP area tests positive for West Nile Wor. health department offers tips to help reduce risk of infection by virus (Aug. 16, 2013) The Worcester County Health Department received notification that a single sample of mosquitoes from the Ocean Pines area have tested positive for the West Nile virus. This is the first West Nile viruspositive mosquito sample for Worcester County this year. The

virus was first identified in Worcester County in 2003. The health department offers the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce the risk of infection by the West Nile virus: Stay indoors at dawn and dusk. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outside. Use Environmental Protection Agency-registered bug repellant and follow package instructions. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites: Remove discarded tires from

your property; throw away waterholding containers; change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly; drill holes in tire swings to drain water; keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they are not being used. West Nile virus is most common during summer and fall months. Infected mosquitoes can transfer it to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as

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NO T ICE OF FY 2013/2014 ADOP T ED EXP ENSE BUDGET S F OR WOR CEST ER COUNTY The Worcester County Commissioners adopted the expense budget for the General Fund on June 4, 2013. The Solid Waste Enterprise Fund, Wastewater Services Enterprise Fund and the Liquor Control Enterprise Fund budgets were adopted on June 18, 2013, all of which become effective as of July 1, 2013. G E NE R A L F UND Board of Education Operating Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 74,167,331 Board of Education - Teacher Pension payment to the State . . . . .1,611,739 Board of Education Debt Payments to be paid on behalf . . . . . . . .8,877,795 Boat Landings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,333 Circuit Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,210,664 Comm. On Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .891,144 County Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .840,435 Debt Service (less Educ. Debt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,399,871 Development Review & Permitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,722,340 Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584,133 Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .668,042 Emergency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,220,389 Environmental Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837,790 Extension Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177,517 Fire Marshal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383,980 Grants to Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,345,456 Health Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,021,608 Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280,486 Insurance & Benefits (Includes OPEB-all employees ) . . . . . . . . .12,502,958 Jail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,192,543 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,243,692 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816,330 Mosquito Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155,264 Natural Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43,667 Orphan's Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,800 Other General Govt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,729,556 Other General Govt (State Dept. of Assessment Operating Exp) . . .600,000 Other General Govt (School Safety Program ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604,400 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405,158 Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448,809 Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,546,549 Recreation & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,000 Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,820,836 Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,701,037 Social Service Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645,614 State’s Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,188,574 Taxes Shared w/ Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,339,719 Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,168,392 Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .867,205 Vol. Fire Co. & Ambulance Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,800,128 Wor Wic Community College Operating Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,486,164 Wor Wic Comm. College debt payments to be made on behalf . . . . . 36,206 TOTAL APPROVED EXPENDITURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$168,643,654 Property Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$117,680,468 Income Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,200,000 Other Local Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21,710,000 State Shared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .930,220 Distribution from Dept. of Liquor Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550,000 Federal & State Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,049,731 Licenses & Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,669,675 Charges for Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,453,259 Fines & Forfeits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42,500 Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225,000 Misc/Sale of Assets/& Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479,359 Transfers In – Casino/Local Impact Grant Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Transfers In – Budget Stabilization Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,653,442 TOTAL ANTICIPATED REVENUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$168,643,654

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L I Q UO R C O NT R O L E NT E R P R I S E F UND Personnel Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 1,914,242 Supplies & Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127,000 Maintenance & Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492,200 Other Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143,500 Interfund Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239,363 Payout of Net Income to County & Municipalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589,575 Cost of Goods Sold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,006,220 Capital Equipment & Depreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 TOTAL APPROVED EXPENSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 15,662,100 Wholesale Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 10,642,500 Retail Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,019,600 TOTAL ANTICIPATED REVENUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 15,662,100


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Lyons sentenced to 20 years in prison for heroin possession During vehicle search, 1,678 bags of drug found valued at more than $33K NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) The Ocean Pines man who was caught last fall with the largest amount of heroin in recent history in Worcester County was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. Judge Richard Bloxom suspended all but 10 years of that sentence, but he does not anticipate that Leck Lyons will remain out of prison after he is released and serving five years of supervised probation. “It doesn’t strike me as likely that

you’ll successfully complete your probation,” Bloxom told Lyons in Circuit Court in Snow Hill. Bloxom noted that Lyons had “engaged in criminal activity for many, many years” and had become “a drug dealer of some significance.” Lyons, who worked in construction, had been under investigation by the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team after its members learned he was selling heroin. After obtaining a search and seizure warrant, they stopped him at the intersection of Route 113 and Bishopville Road on Oct. 19. He and his passenger, Jayna Lynn Griffith, were arrested. A search of the vehicle turned up 1,678 individually wrapped bags of heroin, with a street value of more than $33,000.

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City. “Because suicide rates in Worcester County and surrounding communities are historically higher than both state and national averages, the Ocean City walk to bring awareness of suicide’s risk is especially important,” said Brittany Hines, Worcester County Health Department walk organizer. “The funds raised by walkers’ pledges are used exclusively in suicide prevention programs, both nationally and by local organizations.”

Like other fundraising walks, participants are asked to solicit pledges from friends, colleagues and family members. Many form teams in memory of lost loved ones, carrying photos and mementos of their friend or family member. Walkers will join thousands of people nationwide to raise funds to support research aimed at improving our understanding of suicide and how to prevent it. This year’s walk sponsors include

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Crime incidents on Boardwalk less concentrated than previous Resort-wide arrests down for July; drug violations, weapons up on boards ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) With crime – or at least the perception of it by visitors – continuing to be a hot topic in the resort, the Ocean City Police Department released a number of statistics this week that show police activity continuing to decline throughout the resort. Selected statistics show crime relatively unchanged on the Boardwalk, although some more serious offenses are up. Incidents also appear to be more spread out than in years past, although still centered in a few key areas of congregation. The OCPD issued ‘heat graphs’ of Boardwalk arrests for 2010-2013 at this week’s Police Commission meeting, in which a higher frequency of arrests is shown by a darker color on a map of the city’s premier attraction. “As you move up the Boardwalk, you’re seeing a little more red than in years past,” said OCPD Chief Ross Buzzuro. “It would appear to be a little more spread out.” Still, incidents are still clearly concentrated in a few key areas: around the South First Street Plaza, between First and Second Streets, and between Fourth and Fifth Streets. At least one of these zones, between First and Second Street, contains several stores that have had repeated violations for drug distribution. “The stores that you suspended the business licenses on are right there,” OCPD Capt. Michael Colbert noted to Mayor Rick Meehan. Last year, Meehan suspended the business licenses for two head shops on the stretch for repeated narcotics busts. Overall, Boardwalk arrests for June rose to 213 this year from 193 last year, but are still less than the 248 seen in

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2011. May arrests this year were down to 43 from 57 last year. Most major categories of crime, like theft and assault, stayed fairly even. Drug violations were up this June to 41 over 24 in June 2012, and weapons violations were up to 11 from 5 last year. “We have been seeing an uptick in weapons,” Buzzuro said. Last week, Meehan announced that the city planned to expand its camera system on the Boardwalk to combat public fears over crime and an allegedly hostile environment. “This will be very helpful in determining future deployment and future camera placement,” Buzzuro said of

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Department’s total service calls decrease 4.1 percent for July the Boardwalk statistics. In the resort as a whole, police activity continues to drop. Calls for service in July – excluding routine services such as traffic stops and business assistance – were down 4.1 percent over July 2012. Of these, officer-initiated service was down 1.6 percent, while service resulting from citizen complaints was down 8.1 percent. Comparative arrest numbers have been difficult to establish this year, given new state laws which allow officers to issue criminal citations for certain minor offenses, instead of taking offenders into custody for booking at the 65th Street station. According to the OCPD’s data, July 2013 saw 473 custodial arrests and 207 criminal citations issued that likely would’ve been full arrests before the criminal citation policy was passed in Annapolis. Even combined, however, the total is still less than the 832 arrests made in July 2012. Of the 680 total arrests and criminal-level citations last month, 230 were for drugs and 23 were for weapons, compared to 290 for drugs and 24 for weapons in July of 2012.

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Commission discusses clearing clouded marketing situation Leaders support long-term study to resolve conflicting evidence on OC visitorship ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Momentum seems to be growing for the development of a long-term strategy to solve some of the resort’s unsolved questions regarding marketing, as the city’s Tourism Commission issued its second month of more comprehensive visitation statistics this week and discussed the possibility of a long-term strategy study. As it has in the past, the city earmarked $40,000 this year, as part of its overall $5.5 million tourism promotion budget, to do market research on its advertising. Given that data on the city’s marketing campaigns was still strong, the town spent last year’s allocation on additional advertising. MGH, the city’s contracted advertising firm, recommended forgoing another study this year given that the market is been massively diluted by spending from New Jersey. Earlier this year, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie authorized $22 million

in tourism advertising for the state, on study currently, he said. “With all the questions that we have top of the already-sizable municipal budgets of some Jersey coast resorts. on all the undefined areas still … we Atlantic City’s own marketing coffers have the most blacked-out business model possible,” add another $20 Shockley said. to $25 million “Every year we alone, MGH Presexpect to make ident Andy Malis more money than said. “With all the questions that the last, but we “Do we want to we have on all the undefined don’t know why, be spending more areas still … we have the and that’s unsusmoney to do a tainable.” survey when we most blacked-out business A long-term know we’re outmodel possible. Every year study, Shockley spent anyway?” said, would reasked Tourism we expect to make more duce the city’s reDirector Donna money than the last, but liance on Abbott. we don’t know why, and anecdotal eviInstead, Abdence to figure bott suggested that’s unsustainable.” out how the reputting this year’s sort is growing money towards a GREG SHOCKLEY and changing. long-term marShenanigan’s owner, who serves on the state’s “You wouldn’t keting plan for tourism commission be getting 30 difthe resort that ferent views on would give the what’s going on, city a chance to you would be getanswer some of ting one vision its lingering questions about the state of its market and and one plan,” Shockley said. “I’ve never seen a season with such demographic. Shenanigan’s owner Greg Shockley, a disparity about how things are,” who serves on the state’s tourism com- agreed Carousel Hotel partner Michael mission, was a vocal supporter of such James. City Manager David Recor was also a move. The state is doing a similar

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Web visits, guide requests up; trash, bus ridership sees drop â&#x20AC;&#x153;We looked to events to make sure we had the visitors after 2008 and I think that worked well,â&#x20AC;? Meehan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a place where we have to modify that plan.â&#x20AC;? For the last two months, Abbott has been issuing additional metrics in a monthly report. For June, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public works indicators other than demoflush â&#x20AC;&#x201C; trash collection and bus ridership â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are tracking the same, with six percent decreases in both. The web marketing effort continues to boom, with 11.2 percent more clickthroughs on the city Web site over last June. Facebook fans and Twitter followers are up 28.5 percent and 38.1 percent, respectively.

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WMO provides scientists with rare research opportunities CLARA VAUGHN  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) For most, last week’s White Marlin Open was a chance to socialize, unwind and revel in the day’s top catch. For a group of scientists, though, it brought a rare opportunity to study one of the area’s most popular sport fish. “The tournaments are the only places we can see these fish and sample these fish,” said Emily Loose, a graduate student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She’s studying the scales on marlin and other species, piecing together how different fish are related. “There’s very little known about marlin in general,” she said. The fishing tournament wrapped up last Friday with 18 white marlin brought to shore (and 376 released), where Salisbury University biology professor Ann Barse has been collecting samples that range from gills to parasitic worms for 15 years. She specializes in monogenoids — a group of flat worms. Marlin spend most of their lives in the open sea and are difficult to access. At least half of the literature on Barse’s specialty dates back to the 1800s, she said. “It’s a chaotic mess,” she said. Mistakes in the information are “copious” because

“they didn’t have the capabilities that we have today.” One parasite might be described as living only on swordfish, for example, but she has found it in marlin, too, Barse said. “If anything looks whacky, we try to get to the bottom of it,” she said. By examining the parasites, one worm at a time, she aims to get a detailed picture of their relationship to the fish and other characteristics. She’s put together a list of species she’s found living on Atlantic billfish. “I’d be happy if I could catalogue and describe — or re-describe — all the monogenoids (flat worms) on our local billfish,” she said. The research helps scientists understand how parasites can change the fish’s tissue, said biology major at Pennsylvania State University Katie Del Guercio, who joined Barse’s team this year to get some field experience. “I usually sell the T-shirts here, so I upgraded,” she said at the tournament last Wednesday. “I’m learning a lot about how you conduct research and the chemicals you use, and how to get interested in something.” Laura Hopkins, a junior biology student at Salisbury University, also helped See SCIENTISTS on Page 30A

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South Point bayside residence on ninth annual Home Tour (Aug. 16, 2013) South Point boasts some of the finest homes on the Eastern Shore. The lovely home of Janet and Vincent Cherrix is one of four homes in South Point that will be featured on the ninth annual Sand Castle Home Tour, presented by the Art League of Ocean City. The 3-plus acre property overlooks the Sinepuxent Bay, Assateague Island and the verdant greens of the Rum Point Golf Club. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view this and other fine homes in South Point. The Sand Castle Home Tour will be held on Sept 19-20. The self-guided home tour of 10 unique residences in the Ocean City area will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The tour will kick off with a cocktail party sponsored by the Gateway Grand at the home of

Jim and Jan Perdue on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Reservations for the cocktail party are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling the ALOC at 410-524-9433. The cost of the twoday home tour is $30 and tickets may also be purchased from the ALOC by or at www.artleagueofoceancity.org. The cocktail party and the home tour are major fundraisers for the Art League and continue to be popular events on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Art League of Ocean City is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the visual arts to the community through education, exhibits, scholarship programs and public service projects. For more information, contact the Art League of Ocean City at 410-524-9433 or visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

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OP house raffle Labor Day, Sept.2, is only a short time away for some lucky person to win a house worth more than $225,000 for only $100. The house can be seen at 82 Windjammer Road in Ocean Pines on the north side. Purchases can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Make checks payable to “OPVFD House Raffle” and mail to OPVFD at 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. 21811. “Take One” applications are also available at the South Station, North Station next to White Horse Park, and at the Raffle house. For more information call 410-6418272. The house is custom built by Brunori Homes and contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a screened-in porch, an attached garage and includes all appliances and the landscaping. All 3,000 tickets were sold out last year for an identical house.

Dean’s list Kelley Chandler of Berlin was named to the Dean’s List at Villanova University for the spring 2013 semester. Chandler is studying Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova University Dean’s List recipients are honored by their college’s respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.The College of Nursing requires students to earn at least a 3.5 for the academic year. Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law.

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joyed bowling at Ocean Lanes. A funeral service was held on Aug. 11 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Terry Davis officiated. A donation in her memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, Va. 22312, or American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd. Salisbury, Md. 21801. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Stephen K. Beers OCEAN CITY–Stephen K. Beers, 56, of Ocean City died July 16, 2013 at home. Born Feb. 7, 1957, Mr. Beers graduated from Bowie High School. Over the years, he worked as a chef and a painter. He loved music, cooking, snowboarding and the beach. He was preceded in death by his mother and Stephen Beers father, Dolores and Kenneth Beers. He is survived by his son Michael Beers, his brother John Beers and his wife Rhoda, his sister Lynne Greenleaf and her husband Chuck, and three nieces; Dina, Ashley and Rachel. A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Ocean City Worship Center, 10736 Ocean Gateway, in Berlin.

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OBITUARIES Lynda M. Wood BERLIN–Lynda Marie Wood died on Aug. 13, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical in Salisbury. Born in Monongahela, Pa., she was the daughter of John C. Wood, Jr. and Pauline June Elliott. She is survived by her step-father Ralph H.Elliott, her two brothers, John Paul Wood and his wife Patricia of Mononghela, Pa., Jerome Charles Wood of West Ocean City, and her sister, Jane Ann Wood of Ocean City. Also surviving is a step-sister, Debbie Tabor and her husband James of Westover, Md., and a step-brother Ralph D. Elliott and his wife Lynn of Berlin. There are several nieces and nephews. Lynda was a 1974 Graduate of Monongahela High School. She had worked as the manager of Smoke Rings in Ocean City. Cremation followed her death. Services will be private for the family. A donation in her memory may be made to the Ocean City Paramedic Foundation, P.O. Box 3099, Ocean City, Md. 21842. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com Maxwell Anthony Bickford SNOW HILL –Maxwell Anthony Bickford, infant son of Clinton and Alicia Bickford, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Snow Hill. Born in Salisbury, in addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Luke Bickford, maternal grandparents, Peggy and Colin Spain, paternal grandparents, James and Leora Welch and James and Kitty Bickford, great-grandmother, Elma Robinson as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was held on Aug. 13, 2013 at All Hallows Church in Snow Hill. Rev. Nanese Hawthorne officiated. Interment was in All Hallows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, 124 N. Main Street, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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City receives favorable re-mapping for flood insurance program High-risk, high-premium ‘V’ zone preliminarily moved east of dune line ZACK HOOPES  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) In what was called a “major coup” for the resort, new flood maps have, preliminarily, pushed the highest risk zones in the resort east of the dune line, potentially saving oceanfront property owners significant amounts of money in the National Flood Insurance Program. “We put the dunes in 25 years ago this year, and they worked,” said city Planning and Community Development Director Matt Margotta. “We’ve taken whole, large areas out of our flood zone. This very much encourages redevelopment, given the decrease in insurance costs that we’ll likely see.” Most of the resort, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s preliminary maps, will now be an ‘A’ zone. Such zones require property owners to carry flood insurance, but are less costly than ‘V’ zones, which denote high-velocity impact risk. “The ‘V’ zone is a velocity zone usually associated with beaches,” Margotta said. “That zone now ends almost right along our dune line.” However, the maps are not set in stone and could be revised over the next two years while FEMA works to finalize them. “Until the government gets done, we’re not sure what it’s going to be exactly,” said Reese Cropper of Insurance Management Group. “But we weren’t sure the dunes would be credited [as blocking the ‘V’ zone] and that is a major coup. Rates are going up, and a lot of people will see less of an increase now.” Since the inception of the NFIP in 1968, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been authorized to provide flood insurance to those communities that commit to studying and mitigating their flood risk. This is done through the creation of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), which indicate what areas have greater danger of high water and should thus pay larger premiums for their insurance. The FIRMs also allow FEMA to designate Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), in which flood insurance purchase is mandatory, and where a Community Rating System (CRS) is used to determine how well a community has undertaken measures to reduce flood damage. Ocean City adopted the program and FEMA’s guidelines relatively early. The city was first flood mapped on June 6, 1971, and on July 2, 1973, it adopted its Flood Plain Ordinance in order to conform to FEMA’s mitigation standards for the SFHA that encompasses most of the island. Activities include elevating homes

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Berlin All-Star team falls in Mid-Atlantic regional semifinals LISA CAPITELLI ■ Managing Editor

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Tommy Jones of the Kingfisher/OdinSpear crew (right of fish), lands an 83-pound white marlin last Wednesday, putting him in the lead in the 40th annual White Marlin Open at the close of the scale that evening. The marlin finished in first place and was worth more than $1.2 million.

White marlin weighing 83 lbs. takes top honors LISA CAPITELLI ■ Managing Editor (Aug. 16, 2013) Several qualifying marlin where brought to the Harbour Island Marina scale, and after five days of fishing, an 83-pound white held the top spot in the coveted division during the 40th annual White Marlin Open and was worth more than $1.2 million. A total of 262 boats were entered in the tournament, held Aug. 5-9, which saw a payout of $2,475,034. “We had a very good tournament and the weather overall was good,” said co-director and founder, Jim Motsko. “We’re fortunate we got more boats this year, which I’m very happy about.” In 2012, 253 boats registered and approximately $2.3 million was awarded to the winners. WHITE MARLIN DIVISION: Just before 8p.m. last Wednesday, the OdinSpear arrived at the 14th Street scale with Tommy Jones’ white marlin on board. As the numbers on the scale rose, the cheers from the crowd grew louder. The scale stopped at 83 pounds and the fish took over first place. “I knew it was a good fish and I was very excited about the opportunity to get it to the boat…when we finally landed him, I was very, very excited because I knew we had a good fish,” Jones said. Based on the crew’s estimations, they thought the marlin would be in the high 70-pound range. Needless to say, they

were beyond thrilled it weighed in at 83 pounds. “The fish was pretty big in it’s girth… fortunately we had a fat fish so it worked out great in our favor,” Jones said. He fought the marlin for about 40 minutes. “The fish fought hard and I knew it was a big fish,” he said. “He took a couple runs, but fortunately we were finally able to get him on the boat.” Jones and his Kingfisher teammates fished on the OdinSpear during the tournament because the Kingfisher had some mechanical difficulties. Jones has been competing in the White Marlin Open for more than 20 years. He won third place in 2010 for an 80.5-pound white marlin. “It doesn’t get better than this,” he said Wednesday after landing the marlin that was worth $1,201,742.93. “I’ve been waiting for this all my life,” he said. Before Jones’ marlin was weighed, three 77-pound whites were tied for first place. Jeremy Duffie landed the first 77pound marlin last Tuesday aboard Billfisher. The other two were boated Wednesday by Debbie McCann (Sea Mistress) and Larry McKinley (Sea Toy). According to tiebreaker rules, anglers who do not use a gaff (a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift it into the boat) is declared the winner. A gaff was not used to get McCann’s and McKinley’s marlin onto their respective boats. It was used to on

Duffie’s fish. Motsko said the rule was implemented years ago when there was a rumor that anglers were gaffing fish, bringing them on board and if they were too small they were throwing the marlin back into the water. Last Thursday, Richard Kornahrens landed a 77-pound white aboard Lights Out. The fish was not gaffed. McCann’s, McKinley’s and Kornahrens’ fish ended in a three-way tie for second place. It is the first time that has happened during the Open, Motsko said. The teams each received $102,498.13. Marlin conservation is emphasized every year. During the 2013 competition, 376 white marlin were released, while 18 were boated (95.43 percent). BLUE MARLIN DIVISION: No blue marlin met the tournament minimum of 500 pounds. One blue was boated and 42 were released (97.67 percent), according to www.whitemarlinopen.com. The prize money in the A, B, C, D (three heaviest white and blue marlin) added entry level calcutta went into the white marlin division. The Level F “Winner take all” pot for heaviest blue marlin–$212,910– went to the angler who landed the first place tuna. TUNA DIVISION: The tuna division was action packed all week. “The bigeye showed up and kept things interesting,” Motsko said. “I’m glad the bigeye tuna showed up. That gave a whole See ANGLERS on Page 40A

(Aug. 16,2013) The Berlin All-Star 1112-year-old team came up a little short of competing in the Little League World Series, when the local squad lost in the semifinal round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament, held in Bristol, Conn. Aug. 2-11. “The (regional) competition, top to bottom, was better than what we faced most of the year, but I don’t think it was anything we weren’t ready for,” said Berlin Manager Cameron McDonough. “I don’t feel like we were playing our best baseball.” Berlin won its first regional game, Aug. 2, 5-4 over New Jersey. The next day, they earned a 6-2 victory over Delaware. On Aug. 5, Washington D.C. edged out Maryland’s representatives 1110. Pennsylvania shut out Berlin 2-0 the next day. Despite two losses, Berlin advanced to the Aug. 10 semifinal game where the team met Pennsylvania again. Broadcast live on ESPNU, Berlin was eliminated from the tournament, falling to the Lionville team 9-3. “We fell into a slump as a team and that ultimately caused problems,” McDonough said. “You have to hit the baseball to win and that proved to be the biggest issue for us. We (the coaches and players) still feel like we were the best team there.” Delaware topped Pennsylvania 8-2 In the regional final to advance to the Little League World Series. “It’s disappointing. If we were playing our best baseball, we could have won,” McDonough said. Overall, the Berlin team had a very successful season. The squad finished with an overall record of 12-3. Berlin went undefeated in District 8 competition. In six games, the boys outscored their opponents 95-9. They captured their third district title. As the top team in its district, Berlin advanced to the state tournament. The local group won all four if its games to take home the Maryland title. The Berlin athletes outscored their opponents during the state tournament 23-6. Berlin advanced and represented Maryland in the regional tournament. “I’m proud of the boys and what the team has accomplished the past three years. I wouldn’t trade anyone for anything,” McDonough said. “They’re a tremendous group of kids on and off the field. I’m blessed to have been a part of their lives for the past three years.”


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Anglers land several bigeyes weighing more than 200 lbs. new element to the tournament we never had before.” James Czaban took over first place on Friday, the final fishing day, with a 276pound bigeye. He and his Sushi teammates won $573,850.83–a tournament record. Miss Annie angler Mark Donohue finished in second place with a 261.5pound bigeye he caught Thursday. The payout for the fish was $65,120.83. Michael AJamian reeled in a 255.5pound bigeye aboard Goin In Deep on Thursday, good for third place. It brought in $27,108.33. The Ocean Dan-Sar’s John Coleman won $46,060 for his 148.5pound tuna for participation in the small boat (36 feet and smaller) calcutta. DOLPHIN DIVISION: Why Knot angler Jeff Collins was in first place Friday night with a 34 pounder he caught Wednesday, worth $14,726.33. Bill Gerlach’s 33 pounder he landed Wednesday on Billfisher finished in second place and earned the team $3,433.33. Glenn Orr hooked a 30.5-pound dolphin aboard G Force on Thursday to take over third place. The prize money awarded for the fish was $12,726.33 (daily meatfish calcutta). Greg Fellers’ 29.5-pound dolphin he boated Monday on Incorrigible placed fourth. The crew pocketed $10,293 (daily meatfish calcutta). Bryan Graul’s 25-pound dolphin he hooked on Tuesday on Krazy Salts generated $10,293 (daily meatfish calcutta) for the crew. Howard Berger’s (G Force) 25pound dolphin earned the team $10,293 (daily meatfish calcutta). WAHOO DIVISION: John Simmonds reeled in a 70-pound wahoo on Streaker Thursday, good for first place and $21,588.33. Deacon Burke reeled in a 66-pound wahoo on OdinSpear Friday, to take over second place. The crew took home $20,588.33. Aquadance angler Brian Schlosser’s 57.5 pounder caught Thursday finished in third place. The team was presented $2,433.33. James Shenk reeled in a 41pound wahoo while fishing on Heavy Continued from Page 39A

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The crew aboard the Goin In Deep caught three bigeye tuna weighing 217, 233 and 255.5 pounds last Thursday during Day 4 of the 40th annual White Marlin Open. The 255.5-pound tuna finished in third place in the division and earned the team $27,108.33.

Metal on Tuesday. The fish was worth $17,155 (daily meatfish calcutta). SHARK DIVISION: The only shark landed before Thursday weighed 133.5 pounds. Mike Peet caught the mako aboard No Quarter on Monday. The team pocketed $4,933.33 for the firstplace fish. Joseph West landed a 131pound mako on Thursday aboard Cotton Picker and he and his team were awarded $3,933.33. Top boats (releases): Sea Toy: 7 whites and 2 sailfish releases. One boated 77-pound white. Reelin N Dealin: 9 white releases. Singularis: 9 white releases. Viking 70: 9 white releases. Reel Desire: 4 whites and two blues released. Top anglers: Jeff Citron (Singularis): 560 points, 8 white releases; Lawrence Julio (Rhonda’s Osprey): 455 points, 4 whites, 1 blue released; Dan Pettit (Trust Me Too): 455 points, 4 whites, 1 blue released; Carmine J. Caruso (Pipe Dreamer): 455 points, 4 white, 1 blue released.

Public comment sought for regs. (Aug. 16, 2013) The proposed late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits for 2013-2014 are now available. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept public comment on the proposed regulations through Aug. 20. The regulations will be finalized in early September after DNR reviews citizens input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The proposed youth waterfowl hunting days are Nov. 2 and Feb. 8. These special hunting days are part of a national effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies to increase participation in waterfowl hunting. The proposed regular duck season would open Oct. 12-19. The second and third split seasons would be Nov. 9-29, and Dec. 17-Jan. 25. The proposed Atlantic Population (migrant) Canada goose season is split into two parts, Nov. 16-29 and Dec. 17 -Jan. 29.

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Mid-Atlantic $500,000 fishing tournament begins Monday LIZ LANE  Intern (Aug. 16, 2013) The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 is scheduled to begin Monday, as anglers compete for a chance to win big in the five-day fishing tournament. Mark Allen, promoter and event coordinator, said he expects 130-150 boats to participate this year. The 22nd annual competition is based out of Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, but local participants may weight their daily catch at Sunset Marina

in West Ocean City. Anglers from this area interested in taking part in the tournament can register at Sunset Marina on Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. A captain’s meeting will follow. Anglers can fish three of five days, Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23. Weigh-ins are scheduled each day from 59 p.m. at each marina. Certified scales will be used to weigh blue and white marlin, tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Base entry fee is $6,000 to be eligible for the guaranteed $500,000 totally prize money (with 125-boat minimum). Added

entry-level calcuttas, ranging in cost from $1,000-$5,000 are also available. The Sperry Top-Sider On The Board Reward added bonus entry level is for anglers who have a top-three leader board fish (white marlin, blue marlin or tuna) each day. The cost to enter is $2,000. There is also a White Marlin Pro Jackpot, Winner Takes All, which costs $5,000 to enter. The weight minimums are 65 pounds for white marlin and 400 pounds for blue marlin. Awards include cash prizes for the three heaviest white and blue marlin and tuna. Cash prizes will also go to the an-

glers with the single heaviest dolphin and wahoo. There is a most-points division for tuna and catch and releases of white and blue marlin. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each species of the most-points division. “A lot more people get a piece of that prize money than in any other tournaments,” said Allen. “It’s more than just a fishing tournament, it’s an experience.” For more information, call Sunset Marina at 410-213-9600 or visit www.ma500.com.


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Lady anglers stars of show this weekend during Poor Girls Open Competition, now in its 20th year, benefits ACS and breast cancer research LISA CAPITELLI  Managing Editor (Aug. 16, 2013) Thursday was the first fishing day of the 20th annual Capt. Steve Harman’s Poor Girls Open and female anglers will have two more days, today and Saturday, to compete for cash prizes. As of Thursday morning, 96 boats have entered this year’s competition, although there is still time to register. Teams can sign up until through Saturday, but are not eligible for the added entry level calcuttas. Entry fee costs $450 per boat for up to three anglers. Additional anglers may be added at $50 each, with a maximum of six total per boat. Teams will fish one of the three tournament days. Weigh-ins will take place from 4-7:30 p.m. at Bahia Marina, 22nd Street, bayside. Pink Ribbon merchandise will be for sale and auction items will be set up near the weigh-in scale in the Bahia Marina/Fish Tales parking lot for anyone who wants to bid. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Donations will be ac-

cepted for the American Cancer Society, as well. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams with the most billfish release points. There are also cash prizes for the three heaviest tuna and dolphin. Girls 16 and younger can participate in the junior angler division. “The tuna bite is really good right now. There were some beautiful dolphin and some bigeye caught during the White Marlin Open (Aug. 5-9), “ co-director Earl Conley said Monday. “I’ve talked to a few captains and this time of year [marlin fishing] should be red hot. It’s a matter of any day the bite could turn.” An awards luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Marlin Club in West Ocean City. Many women participate in the event annually, including cancer survivors. Although it is a competition, there is camaraderie among the lady anglers. “A day of fishing can bring so many people together for a common cause,” Conley said. “A lot of people are excited about the tournament. Because it’s for charity, people will fish it regardless.” Capt. Steve Harman and his wife, Pam, started the Poor Girls Open in 1994 to provide women with an opportunity to compete for prizes and money in a ladies-only tournament and to

raise money for local charities. Harman died in February 2004, so organizers thought it was appropriate the tournament be renamed in his memory. Women enjoy fishing in the tournament because it benefits a worthy cause — breast cancer research. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and earmarked for breast cancer research and program development, under the “Pink Ribbon Classic” — a series of local events that benefit the organization. While some of the money is used for research on a national level, the remainder stays in the area to assist in local breast cancer awareness and patient programs and services. The competition has grown since its inception — eight boats participated in the first tournament and in 2012, 108 vessels carried 499 female anglers offshore. A total of $95,980 was paid out

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to the 2012 winners. “That’s a lot of anglers. I’d love to set records this year and have more people,” Conley said. In 2012, the Harman family presented the American Cancer Society with a check for $62,500 during the tournament’s awards ceremony. Approximately $9,000 of the contribution came from money raised during Fish Tales’ summer-long cornhole competition, as well as its third annual “Clamming for a Cure” contest in July. The total donated by the Harman family through the tournament and other events over the past five years is about $312,000. “We have a ton of sponsorship this year,” Conley said. “I want to thank all the sponsors and the Harman family and all the lady anglers.” For more information about the event, call Bahia Marina at 410-2897438.

(Aug. 16, 2013) The annual Ocean City Lacrosse Classic kicked off Wednesday and competition will continue through Sunday in the resort. Tournament Director Bob Musitano said the Classic is the “largest adult tournament in the country.” This year, the action got started with a new “Rolling Surf” wheelchair division. The new division is an addition made by Musitano and Mark Flounlacker, a wheelchair athlete. The division consists of four teams from Maryland, Virginia, California and Colorado. Flounlacker coached and played on the Maryland team. The four teams went head-to-head on Wednesday and continued playing Thursday, Aug. 15, at Northside Park on 125th Street. Musitano said Flounlacker is a former teammate who approached him with the idea of adding the division. “It’s been a lot of work but Bob really took this under his wing and made it his baby,” said Flounlacker. “Bob provided [the wheelchair sports community] with the opportunity to play.” Flounlacker said he wanted to add the division to “give a good showcase of wheelchair sports.” In 2011, Flounlacker injured his spine when he fell from a tree stand while hunting. He is partially paralyzed from the waist down and now moves

around with crutches. Flounlacker said wheelchair sports are his outlet. “It was important for me to know I could have fun again,” he said. “[This tournament] is really the first time we all get together and compete against each other.” The tournament also consists of seven other divisions. Approximately 1,100 players on 115 teams are competing. The 53 Men’s Elite (18 and older) teams, 12 Master’s (35 and older) teams and eight Grandmaster’s (45 and older) teams began competition on Thursday at Northside Park and the Northern Worcester County Athletic Complex off Route 113 in Berlin. The teams will continue play throughout the weekend. The four Men’s King Neptune (50 and older) teams and the 31 Women’s Elite (18 and older) teams began playing today, Friday, at Northside Park. Championship matches for all divisions, except Rolling Surf, will be played Sunday. Each team is guaranteed four games, with a maximum of seven. Musitano said the event usually draws between 8,000-10,000 spectators who will see high-level lacrosse being played in more than 200 games. Proceeds from the Classic will be donated back to the community in the form of scholarships and local lacrosse support. Musitano said approximately $7,000 in scholarships is awarded to student-athletes at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, where he is the girls’ head lacrosse coach. For more information about the Classic or for a detailed schedule of games, visit www.OCLaxClassic.org.


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Maintain fairness on ococean.com If city officials want to operate a business enterprise, they should put up their own money rather than use the government’s. That is especially so if their intent is to go for the revenue with the taxpayer-supported Web site, ococean.com and turn that service into a government-sanctioned billboard for larger businesses at the expense of the smaller ones. As it stands now, the government-controlled Tourism Commission is considering turning the Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site into a commercial venture that would leave small operations somewhere down in the listings, while major enterprises with major budgets would be able to buy prime space. Mayor Rick Meehan said at this week’s commission meeting that pro-active businesses will have the opportunity to better their position and that those who are successful will rise to the top. “It’s just like any other business.” Well, yes, but this is not business, it is government, which should not be involving itself in the competition between commercial interests of any size. Besides, “successful” is a relative term. The many smaller shops, motels and dining establishments that constitute the backbone of the tourism industry here are just as successful in their own way as their much larger counterparts. The city’s obligation is to promote the resort overall and not to tilt the table in favor of a few or allow them to render smaller operators a little less successful. It also should be noted that a government-sponsored, agency-managed Web site would be going into direct competition with those owned and operated by private interests. That is not, or at least should not be, government’s role. The commission has authorized a survey to determine how convention and visitor bureau members feel about this proposal. The best answer to the survey’s central question would be a resounding no.

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Paid parking a turnoff for visitors

Editor, The goal to increase revenue for the Town of Ocean City via paid on-street parking is not going over well with Ocean City vacationers. Visitors this summer season have shared with our Ocean City rental staff that if the town continues to move in the direction of paid onstreet parking that they have invested their last dollars to the OC economy. Several vacationing families have mentioned to us that they have other choices and these are folks that have been vacationing in Ocean City for many years. I heard Ocean City vacationers say this week when checking out that they had experienced the paid parking situation in North OC while on vacation this past week. These families along with other vacationing families shared that they had boycotted businesses, primarily one well known established OC restaurant, because they heard and/or read that the business was in favor of on-street paid parking. Whether it is the sequester, the weather or possibly competitive vacationer destinations or a combination thereof impacting our vacationers we have seen the vacation rentals in our Maryland beach rental operations decrease 5 percent as compared to last year, the first decrease since 2006. Several friends that are real estate brokers in Ocean City have shared that

they are experiencing similar downturns in their mini-week and weekly summer vacationer business. In light of this development, it will be highly counterproductive to implement fees such as the onstreet paid parking that will anger and discourage vacationers from visiting Ocean City. Finally and respectfully, our town leaders should always seek compromises. The current political divisiveness is very disturbing and rather than subsiding, it seems to continue to ratchet up. Let’s get a grip; we have our town’s future at stake! Jim Waggoner, VP/Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Changes not in best interest of town

Editor, All this talk about Ocean City going in the wrong direction over the last several years is not only true, but very sad. When June comes along the high school graduates take over for pretty much the entire month. Normal decent people don’t want to come here in June; there is just too much chaos. The drinking these teenagers are doing is so out of control. Their language isn’t any better as they can’t complete a sentence without screaming out the F word. They throw trash everywhere and a great many of them are wrecking the places they are

staying in. For the ones who do behave decently they pay the price for all the others. There is always talk about when June is finally over we will all settle down and the nice families will be arriving for July and August. What is wrong with this picture? Why do we encourage these groups of people to come here in the first place. Are we so desperate for the almighty dollar that we put up with anything? Does the town think that if all these high school seniors wouldn’t come here no one else would show up either? That is simply not the case. The kinds of people we want in town would start returning. Not long ago the issue of banning smoking was brought up, talked about and dropped. It’s a small step, but Ocean City should ban smoking on the beach. It’s a health hazard and we all know it. Other beach resorts have done it; surely it’s not out of the realm of possibilities for us to do it. Then there was the baggy pants issue that was discussed and nothing really came of that either. If another resort town was capable of passing that law, why not us? We talk about things like this and nothing ever gets done. Are we so afraid of offending these groups of people that we just put up with anything? I guess its alright to offend normal, decent, law-abiding citizens that don’t want to come here anyContinued on Page 44A


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This is getting ridiculous. The Maryland Insurance Administration has launched a Twitter feed “to help consumers get important updates on insurance issues and decisions by the State’s insurance regulator.” I understand that this is the digital age, having witnessed it myself last week when I hit the car horn after a cyclist first cut me off as I rounded a turn and then proceeded to pedal slowly down the center of the lane so I couldn’t go around him. I pressed the horn and received a digital response. Personally, and not to be too harsh about it, I hope he is consumed by his own Spandex, is subsequently reduced to a small bouncy sphere and is rolled onto the basketball court where he will dribbled without end on a hot summer day. But back to the real digital age business. I understand the attraction of these social networking sites, feeds and whatnot, since I am a big fan of doing nothing, which

many of these sites give you the opportunity to do. And I can’t think of any better nothing to do than following the Maryland Insurance Administration’s Twitter feed, with all its thrills and spills. At the same time, however, this would allow me to prove wrong those people who might think I do nothing. “So,” someone might ask me at cocktail hour, “What have you been doing lately? What’s new?” “Wo-ho!” I would say. “Hold on for a sec while I check my state insurance administration Twitter so I can give you important updates on insurance decisions by the state’s insurance regulator.” Yep, that appeals to me, just sitting back in the recliner and checking my insurance updates. According to administration officials, however, more people are turning to social media outlets for information following natural disasters. But if that’s true, the problem then would become which outlet to turn to when. “Bob, the roof just got sucked off the house by a Category Five tornado and I’ve lashed Timmy to the shower head. What do you think – the governor’s Twitter, the weather station’s Twitter, the insurance administration’s Twitter, the state police Twitter, NOAA Twitter, FEMA Twitter, or Katy Perry?” “You say Timmy’s tethered to the plumbing? Then why don’t you just keep scrolling through all your feeds until you find one that you like. Don’t worry, tweet me when you land.”

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Supporters thanked for succcessful event Editor, The Ocean City/Worcester County Humane Society has many people to thank for making our 14th Annual “Boardwalkin for Pets” such a success. We had 250-300 walkers and were able to raise more than $30,000. It was a beautiful day and the participants and their pets were geared up for a day of fun. The morning began with help from Bob and Vonnie Baker, Ken and Joanne Hixon, Greg Sinners, Gina Castagna,

Karen Hendrix and Bonnie Hornung. These volunteers assisted the participants with picking up their adopted dogs for the day. Heading up the registration table at the Inlet was Debbie Deck, Sharon Schrobel, Lee Smith and Joanne Zukowski. The prize table was manned by Bob Pisano, Amy Gallagher, Hannah Adkins and Cheri Gisriel. The rest stop at 12th Street was taken care of by Joe Castagna and Bill Morison while 26th Street was manned by Barbara and Natalie Waldych. To start off the fun, E.J. Foxx of Cat Country radio played music and awarded prizes for pet contests. We would first like to thank our sponsors: Donald’s Duck Shoppe and Gallery, Baker and Associates, Sally H. Dowling M.D LLC, Red Sun Custom Apparel, Abba Bail Bonds, Ocean City Animal Hospital, Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant, Berlin Interventional Pain Management, Atlantic Shores Realty, Captain’s Galley Restaurant and Lounge, Spice Place and Cat Country/The Wave. Advertising thanks goes to Berlin Fire Company, Roxanna Fire Company, O.C. Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Convention Center and Minuteman Press of Ocean City. A special thank you goes to Fifi Blackburn for her continued support. The following businesses and individuals donated prizes that were awarded to the highest fundraiser. They are JLS Hair Design and Tanning, Outback Steakhouse, Ayers Creek Adventures, Ocean Continued on Page 45A

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Maryland Association of Counties’ conference comes to resort Annual event to focus on tourism and economic growth following recession NANCY POWELL  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) County elected officials join senators, delegates and other representatives of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City in the resort this week for the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference. The conference is held so government officials can learn about some of the most important issues facing local governments. This year’s theme for the conference, being held Aug. 14-17 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, is “Bringing it All Back Home.” The conference focuses on tourism as an economic driver, ways to plan for and encourage economic growth and how cooperation among different levels of government and the private sector can result in bringing new businesses to the state.

Twenty-eight educational sessions, more than 220 exhibit booths, numerous meetings, government briefings and meal events were scheduled for the conference. Sessions include topics ranging from campaign finance laws, agricultural tourism, integrated stormwater and wastewater plans, healthcare reform and long-term budget planning to the creation of arts and entertainment districts, benefits of a zero-waste policy, bullying in schools and reentry programs to reduce recidivism and improve public safety. “As we gradually emerge from the Great Recession, we find ourselves operating under a ‘New Normal,’ where citizen expectations remain high despite diminished capabilities,” Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, MACo’s current president, stated in a press release. “It is more important than ever that we recommit ourselves to taking advantage of every opportunity to collaborate, share resources and make the best use of all the good things we have. MACo’s Summer Conference, with our emphasis on Bringing it All Back Home, is the perfect place to start.”

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Jeep Week returns to Ocean City, festivities begin Aug. 22 ‘Show-n-Shine,’ obstacle course and beach crawl among activities on tap CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer

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A Jeep takes on the obstacle course at last year’s Ocean City Jeep Week.

(Aug. 16, 2013) Ocean City’s Jeep Week returns next Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25, bringing a Jeep crawl to the city’s shoreline, an obstacle course to the Pocomoke Fairgrounds, and a Jeep show to Berlin in a countywide celebration of all things Jeep. Close to 500 Jeep owners and aficionados will converge for the fourth annual Jeep Week activities, said organizer and promoter Larry “Sack” Sackadorf. “It’s kind of a crazy ride,” Sackadorf said. It’s “just a local, down-home thing.” Sackadorf launched Jeep Week in 2010, when a bike crash left him immobile for seven weeks. The Lynch family, owners of the Commander Hotel on 14th

Street, got word and contacted him about organizing a Jeep Week in town. With three-and-a-half weeks of planning and around 200 registered participants, “we were pretty well satisfied with the outcome,” Sackadorf said. In 2011, though, Hurricane Irene stomped out Jeep Week as the city was evacuated after the meet and greet party. “That took a little bit of fuel in our fire out, and the next year we came back with a vengeance,” Sackadorf said. Jeep Week now hosts 500-plus participants from as far afield as Canada and grows every year, he said. “We expect it to be a little bit bigger than last year, but nothing overwhelming,” Sackadorf said. He doesn’t expect traffic patterns to change in the city. What visitors can expect is a weekend of camaraderie with fellow Jeep fans. Jeep Week kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, with a “Welcome to OC Party” with live music at Seacrets on 49th Street bayside. Look for Jeeps on See VARIETY on Page 3B

Water-powered jet bike can carry riders 30 feet above bay Business owners introduce Jetovator to those seeking thrill ride in Ocean City CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Just in time to catch the end of the summer season, Odyssea Watersports near 51st Street on the bay has a new thrill ride to offer. The Jetovator — a water-powered jet bike that can carry riders 30 feet in the air over the water — opened for business Aug. 3. It has been carrying about four customers over the bay off the 40th Street convention center every day since. “They have a blast,” said trained Jetovator pilot and co-owner Sean Crosariol. “It’s just an unreal feeling when you’re up in the air.” The Jetovator learning curve is less than five minutes, “so people can have a

good time,” Crosariol said. Pilots quickly learn the ins and outs of manning the bike, from leaning forward for balance to using subtle hand movements to steer. Their ride starts at one of three locations, Odyssea Watersports, Action Watersports on 52nd Street bayside or OC Baysports on the bay near 23rd Street. Jetovator staff carry customers by Jet Ski to a spot about 300 yards offshore from the convention center, where the water is around chest-deep, and after brief instructions on how to fly the machine, the pilots are ready for takeoff. Either Crosariol or Tim Wood, both trained Jetovator pilots, control the waterpower driving the bike, meaning new drivers won’t go too high. The water feeds through the Jet Ski into a 50-foot hose attached to the Jetovator. Staff won’t take riders up to 30 feet on their first Jetovator ride, but slowly increase the water pressure as they see the driver improve and gain confidence. See TRAINED on Page 8B

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Variety of activities scheduled during annual Jeep Week display in the taxi loop out front and Adams XTreme Motorsports. There will be door prizes, giveaways and a 50/50 raffle. The entire $10 cover will be donated to traumatic brain injury research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. On Friday morning, visitors can watch 250 Jeeps head south along the beach from 30th street to the inlet. Registered Jeeps leave at 8 a.m. sharp from the Jolly Roger Amusement Park parking lot on 30th Street. The beach crawl is one of the highlights of Jeep Week, Sackadorf said. “It means the world to them that they can get out and drive on Ocean City’s pristine beach,” he said. Tune in to 98.1 FM, the Rude Awakening Show with Bulldog at local Irie Radio, for live radio giveaways during the beach crawl. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 45th Street Village will host a Jeeper Breakfast Buffet for $10 for those with a registration coupon. A scavenger hunt from 10-11 a.m. takes participants off Ocean City’s main strip and into the surrounding area. “I get tired of people coming to Ocean City and getting to know Ocean City just as a 10-mile strip. There’s so much more that Ocean City… and Worcester County have to offer,” Sackadorf said. Last year, the hunt took visitors to the Assawoman Bay State Wildlife Area, among other places off the beaten path, and this year’s event promises the same, he said. “We kind of jump around, which makes it a unique event,” Sackadorf said. At 1 p.m., Jeep Weekers meet at Oasis in Whaleyville for live music and another Jeep party. From 6-10 p.m., the annual Jeep Week Crab Feast takes place at Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City. The menu includes corn on the cob, shrimp, crab cake sandwiches, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, fries and of course, crabs. Adults pay $35 and children under 12 pay $15, with beer and soda included. Head to the 45th Street Taphouse afterward for late-night festivities. On Saturday, Barrett’s car dealership in Berlin hosts Show-n-Shine, a Jeep show with more than 360 pre-registered vehicles. Registration begins at 8 a.m., judging is from 9-11 a.m. and trophies in more than a dozen categories by CC Customs are awarded at 11:30 a.m. At noon, take a road trip to the obstacle course at the Pocomoke Fairgrounds, sponsored by the fairgrounds and the Eastern Shore Jeep Alliance. Lunch will be for sale inside the clubhouse. Attend Jeep Jam at CC Customs in Berlin from 1-8 p.m., where there will be an obstacle course, mud pit, live music, a swap meet and more. Registered Jeep Week participants get half off admission, $5, and the public pays full price, $10. At 9 p.m., head back to the 45th Street Continued from Page 1B

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The beach crawl is one of the highlights of Ocean City’s Jeep Week. This year, 250 Jeeps will traverse the beach from 30th Street to the inlet Friday morning, Aug. 23.

Taphouse for a late night Bay Party. On Sunday, the Eastern Shore Jeep Alliance Land Tour leads two trips to the club’s land trails across its 80 acres. The event is free to registered Jeep Week participants. Trips will leave from the Walmart parking lot on Route 50 in West

Ocean City at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pack a cooler for lunch. “There’ something for everybody,” Sackadorf said. “Everybody who likes Jeeps, wants a Jeep, has a Jeep, thinks Jeeps are cool” will enjoy Jeep Week. For information about Ocean City Jeep

Week, visit www.oceancityjeepweek.com. Register for events at the Commander Hotel on 14th Street, Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or come to the venues early and look for Sackadorf. The public is welcome at all Jeep Week events.

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SRTs also ambassadors for Town of Ocean City KRISTIN JOSON  Contributing Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Lifeguards are often required to make rescues and the men and women of the Ocean City Beach Patrol are expertly trained to do just that. However, their job encompasses much more than the important skill of surf rescue. The guards are ambassadors for the Town of Ocean City. They work with and for the public to make Ocean City, an AllAmerica City, the best ocean vacation destination on the East Coast. Guards are not only expected to keep a vigilant eye over swimmers and patrons, but they are also called upon to perform many tasks that some people might think are not related to water safety at all. Guards act as educators to their patrons. Every day the guards call people on the beach and in the water over to their stand to inform them about the current, water, beach and weather conditions. These “safety talks” inform and educate the public on a daily basis about how to keep themselves and their families safe. Additionally, each guard writes important information about conditions and tides

on the sign that is on the back of every lifeguard stand. Guards are expected to maintain a safe and orderly beach by enforcing all laws and ordinances. Although watching the ocean is their primary responsibility, they are also responsible for everything that is taking place on their assigned beach, which extends between the guard’s stands on both sides and as far back as the Boardwalk or dune. To perform this component of the job, the guard will leave his or her stand and walk or jog through the crowd. During this “ordinance check,” they are looking for ordinance violations such as alcohol, dogs, glass containers, deep holes, improperly placed umbrellas and ball-playing too close to others, as well as other unsafe activities or conditions. With all that your SRTs have to do, please help them out by obeying all laws and ordinances. Guards often act as babysitters for children they find and for the parents who have misplaced a child. The Ocean City Beach Patrol has a 100 percent return rate for finding and reuniting lost individuals. The guards are trained to remind frantic parents and children who are separated of this fact, and to keep everyone as calm as possible until they are reunited.

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Once a child is lost or missing, they or the parents should go immediately to a guard stand. The guard will obtain a description of the child and send it up and down the beach in semaphore (flag language). All the guards in the area will then be on the lookout, and other city departments will be notified by radio. The search is not over until the child is back in the parent’s arms. This situation occurs more than 2,000 times during an average season with lost and found individuals ranging from under one year old to over 90 with everyone returned. So that children feel safe going to a lifeguard if they are lost, we suggest that parents take their children over to the lifeguard each day and introduce them. The top two questions that people often ask lifeguards at least a dozen times every day require guards to be both maps and timepieces. Vacationers who are enjoying the luxury of not wearing a watch while on vacation as they stroll along the beach often ask, “What time is it?” and or “What street is this?” Guards are also a good source of knowledge about local restaurants and amusements. Because guards live here, beach visitors want to know what their lifeguard’s favorite places are to eat, play and shop. SRTs receive a briefing during our weekly staff meeting and are prepared with a listing of local events and activities See KEEPING on Page 7B

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APPEARING LIVE 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILL 9636 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-9204 Aug. 16: Walt Farozic, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 17: Fat Catfish, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 18: Poole Brothers, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 22: Michael Smith, 6-9 p.m.

Collective, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 19: Dave Sherman, noon to 4 p.m.; Simple Truth, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 20: Davis Holiday, noon to 4 p.m.; Ginger, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 21: Murphy’s Law, noon to 4 p.m.; 2 Much Stuff w/Joe, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 22: Dave Sherman, noon to 4 p.m.; Bumpin Uglies, 6-10 p.m.

45TH STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILLE 45th Street and the bay 443-664-2201 Aug. 16: Side Project, 9 p.m. Aug. 17: Lauren Glick & the Mood Swingers, 9 p.m. Aug. 18: Zion Reggae Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 19: Alex & Shiloh, 9 p.m. Aug. 20: Monkee Paw, 9 p.m. Aug. 21: Tim & the Animal, 9 p.m. Aug. 22: Alex & Shiloh Bayfront Aug. 16: Ziggy Isaacs, 6 p.m.; Cheese & Crackers, 9 p.m. Aug. 17: 2 Much Stuff w/Joe Smooth, 8 p.m. Aug. 18: Sunday Night Deck Party, 9 p.m. Aug. 19: Ward Ewing, 9 p.m. Aug. 20: Karen Glorioso, 8 p.m. Aug. 21: The Pips, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: Aaron Howell, 8 p.m.

CAROUSEL BEACH BAR In the Carousel Hotel 118th Street and the ocean 410-524-1000 Every Friday: Rick & Lennon LaRicci, 2-6 p.m. Every Saturday: Kaleb Brown, 2-6 p.m. Every Sunday: Dave Sherman, 2-6 p.m. Every Monday: Tim Landers, 2-6 p.m. Every Tuesday: New Dawn Duo Every Wednesday: Tommy Edwards Every Thursday: DJ Rupe

CAPTAIN’S TABLE 15th St. & Baltimore Ave. 410-289-7192 www.captainstableoc.com Every Saturday: Phil Perdue Every Tuesday: Phil Perdue Every Thursday: Phil Perdue Aug. 16: Everett Spells

COCONUTS BEACH BAR & GRILL In the Castle in the Sand Hotel 37th Street oceanfront 410-289-6846 Aug. 16: Darin Engh, noon to 4 p.m.; John LaMere, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 17: Aaron Howell Trio, noon to 4 p.m.; Over Time, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 18: Ginger Duo, noon to 3 p.m.; Lauren Glick & The Mood Swingers, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 19: Bob Wilkinson & Joe Smooth, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 20: Randy Lee Ashcraft Duo, 2-6 p.m.; Let’s Do Trivia w/DJ, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21: Chris Button & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 22: Josh Pryor, noon to 3 p.m.; Simple Truth, 4-8 p.m.

CARIBBEAN BAR & GRILL Just off the Boardwalk at Second Street, above the Plim Plaza 410-289-0837 Aug. 16: Dale & the ZDubs, noon to 4 p.m.; Naked Nation, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 17: Davis Holiday Band, noon to 4 p.m.; Petting Hendrix, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 18: No Byscuyts, noon to 4 p.m.; Galaxy

FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 Aug. 16: Kevin Poole, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Hook, 9:30 p.m.; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. Aug. 17: Opposite Directions, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.; Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m. Aug. 18: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Josh Pryor &

BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 Aug. 16-17: Tranzfusion, 9 p.m.

Joe Mama, 5 p.m.; DJ Wood, 9 p.m.; Captain Fantastic (Elton John tribute), 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19: Deck Party w/The Klassix, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Rob Cee, 9:30 p.m.; The Loop, 10 p.m. Aug. 20: Colossal Fossil Sauce, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Hook, sunset Aug. 21: DJ Greg Jam, 5:30 p.m.; Bryan Clark, 6-9 p.m.; Deck Party w/DJ Rob Cee 9:30 Aug. 22: Nate Clendenen Duo, 5:30 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9:30 p.m.; Video DJ Vybe, 10 p.m. GALAXY 66 66th Street, bayside 410-723-6762 Aug. 16: The Philly George Project, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Skye Bar Aug. 16: Opposite Directions, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17: Jordan White, 4-8 p.m. HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Aug. 16: Ladies Night w/DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 17: Simple Truth, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 18: DJ Billy T/DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 19: Blake Haley, 4-7 p.m.; DJ Billy T, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 20: John LaMere, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 21: Walt Farozic, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 22: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. HARPOON HANNA’S Route 54 and the bay Fenwick Island, Del. 800-227-0525 302-539-3095 Every Friday: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m.; Dance Party w/DJ Batman, 10 p.m. to close Every Saturday: Dave Sherman, 6-10 p.m.; Dance Party w/DJ Batman, 10 p.m. Every Sunday: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m. Every Monday: Dave Hawkins, 6-10 p.m. Every Tuesday: Kevin Poole, 5-9 p.m.; Karaoke w/DJ Barry, 9 p.m. to close

THE LOOP Fager’s Island: Monday, Aug. 19, 10 p.m. Every Wednesday: Bobby Burns, 3-6 p.m.; Senior Deck Party w/Dave Sherman, 6-9 p.m. Every Thursday: John LaMere, 6-10 p.m.; Karaoke w/DJ Barry, 9 p.m. to close

JOHNNY’S PIZZA & PUB 56th Street, bayside 410-524-7499 Aug. 16: Mood Swingers, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17: Colossil Fossil Sauce, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick I sland, Del. 302-537-6971 Every Monday, Team Trivia w/DJ Ted, 7 p.m. Aug. 16: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m. Aug. 17: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m. Aug. 22: Baltimore Bob, 4 p.m.; Bandeoke Karaoke with a live band, 8 p.m.

OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 Aug. 16-18: Arizona Aug. 19-25: Power Play Lenny’s Pool Bars Aug. 16-17: On The Edge, 5-10 p.m. Aug. 18: On The Edge, 4-9 p.m. Aug. 19-22: Arizona, 4-9 p.m.

HOOTERS Rt. 50 & Keyser Point Rd. West Ocean City 410-213-1841 Aug. 17: Old School, 8 p.m. to midnight Aug. 21: Old School, 6-10 p.m. 123rd Street, bayside 410-250-7081 Aug. 18: Tim and the Animal, 2-6 p.m. Aug. 21: Hooter Girl Bikini Fashion Show w/JJ, 4-6 p.m. HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Friday: DJ Norm, 4-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday-Sunday: Tom Low, 4-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m.

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SCHOONER’S RESTAURANT In the Princess Royale 91st Street and the ocean 410-524-7777 Every Friday and Saturday: Harry O, 7-11 p.m.

SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft

SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 Aug. 16: Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Innasense, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; The Benderz, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 17: Element K, 1-5 p.m.; Jim Long Band, 5-9 p.m.; Face Parade, 6-10 p.m.; In-

THE ABBEY BISTRO 126th Street, bayside 410-250-BEEF Aug. 17: Three on the Tree, 3-7 p.m.; Simple Truth, 8 p.m. to midnight Aug. 20: Rob Fahey, 7-11 p.m. Aug. 22: Walt Farozic, 8 p.m. to midnight


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Debbie Miller

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PLEIN AIR WEEKEND Artists from around the region visited the Boardwalk, streets, harbors, bays and beaches to paint Ocean City en plein air — “in the open air” — last weekend, with their work available during “wet paint” sales Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday morning, artists had the opportunity to compete in a Quick Draw Competition on and around the Boardwalk near the inlet. Some of the artists who participated in the Quick Draw Competition are: OCEAN CITY TODAY/LISA CAPITELLI

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Keeping all beach patrons safe OCBP lifeguards’ first priority that they are encouraged to share with the public. Lifeguards are storytellers. Every guard has at least one funny and informative story to share about the ocean. The stories they tell amuse the public while keeping them informed about the ocean environment. Some of the questions they receive are: “When is high-tide?” “What makes waves?” “What kind of shell is this?” “Are you sure those things jumping out of the water aren’t sharks?” “Is it going to rain?” “What kind of bait should I use to surf fish?” and finally, “When do you let the dolphins out?” Your guard is also expected to be an oceanographer, marine biologist, weatherman, fisherman and aviary expert just to mention a few. Now that you know how friendly, knowledgeable and hard working your lifeguard is, you probably want to go and ask them a lot of questions. If you approach a guard stand and ask a guard any question, do not be put off by the fact that they stand up and do not look you in the eye while they answer. All of the lifeguards are happy to answer any questions you may have, but they cannot and will not take their eyes off the swimmers or patrons at their beach, and I know you do not expect or want anything less. Captain’s Note: Even though our guards are friendly, knowledgeable and Continued from Page 4B

hard working, you should know that every member of the beach patrol is fully tested and certified before they ever have the privilege of guarding you or your loved ones. In fact, the bottom line that determines if I offer them a job is a positive response to the question “Would I trust them to guard someone in my family?” However, even with the most highly qualified and expertly trained lifeguards on the stands, we still need your help. If you are not a highly skilled swimmer with ocean experience, remain close to shore. It takes even the fastest runner and swimmer some time to get to you and the further out you are in trouble, the more time it takes us to help you. Never rely on an artificial flotation device in place of actual swimming ability. These devices just give swimmers a false sense of security, because in the surf that flotation could be lost and suddenly make the user an actively drowning victim. The ocean and beach are wonderful places to enjoy a summer day, just remember that the ocean is not the same as a neighborhood pool. Our first priority is to keep all beach patrons safe, but we cannot control the ocean. When hazards exist where people are swimming, it is our job to guide them out of harm’s way or when necessary to swim out and assist them back to safety. Our job is made easier when we have

their patience, understanding and assistance. One of the most frustrating situations for an SRT is when we are notified of potentially dangerous storms predicted

the time to stop what you are doing and look toward the SRT (lifeguard) who is attempting to get someone’s attention. It may be you and if you need help, you

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Ocean City Beach Patrol Crew Chief Liz Vander Clute conducts a beach safe presentation.

to affect Ocean City or we hear thunder and attempt to clear the beach. Please help us and understand that your SRT is only looking out for your safety and quickly do what they are asking. Remember, if you hear a whistle take

should wave your arms over your head indicating to the SRT that you need their assistance. To help us keep you safe, always check in with the SRT on the stand and never go in the ocean if the beach patrol is not on duty.


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DINING GUIDE ■ CREDIT CARDS: V-Visa, MC-Master Card, AEAmerican Express, DIS-Discover ■ PRICE RANGE: $, $$, $$$ ________________________________ ■ 19TH HOLE BAR & GRILLE, 9936 Stephen Decatur Highway, West Ocean City 410-213-9204 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual and family-friendly, featuring great American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at affordable prices. Open seven days a week, year-round. Happy hour daily, 3-7 p.m. Entertainment Friday through Sunday. ■ 32 PALM, 32nd Street, in the Hilton Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2525 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Western Caribbean cuisine, Eastern Shore favorites, gourmet and tasty liquid desserts. ■ ALEX’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-7717 / www.ocitalianfood.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Serving homemade Italian cuisine, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Elegant dining room with fireplace. Early bird specials every day from 5-6 p.m. ■ BILLY’S SUB SHOP, 78th Street, Ocean City, 410-524-2020; 118th Street, Ocean City, 410524-2020; 140th Street, Ocean City, 410-2501778; Route 54, Fenwick Shoals, Fenwick Island, Del., 302-436-5661 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Dine in, carry out, free Delivery. Open 7 days 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Ocean City’s most famous sub and pizza shop since 1959. An OC tradition where a sandwich is a meal, serving fresh dough pizza, subs, burgers, cones, shakes and sundaes with beach delivery available. ■ BJ’S ON THE WATER, 75th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7575 / www.bjsonthewater.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open year-round. Entire dining menu served 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week. Daily specials, daily duck feeding. Entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. No cover. Available for parties and banquets. Indoor and outdoor dining. ■ BLUE FISH JAPANESE & CHINESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR, 94th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3983 / www.bluefishoc.com / $-$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Japanese and Chinese restaurant and sushi bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Dine in, take out and delivery available. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon. ■ CAPTAIN’S TABLE RESTAURANT, 15th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-7192 / www.captainstableoc.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family-owned, serving fine seafood, steaks and poultry on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ■ CRABCAKE FACTORY, 120th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-4900; 25th Street, Ocean City 410713-4180 / www.crabcakefactoryusa.com / $-$$ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily at 8 a.m. Menu selections are Eastern Shore favorites: creamed chipped beef, omlettes and daily breakfast special crab dishes. World famous Crabcakes served all day starting at 8 a.m. Other menu selections include Chicken Chesapeake, prime rib, steamed shrimp, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers and homemade soups. www.crabcakefactoryusa.com ships Crabcakes year-round. ■ DE LAZY LIZARD BREW PUB, 1st Street & Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City 410-289-BREW / www.delazylizard.net / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Open Daily 11 a.m. Happy Hour 2–5 pm. Appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Featuring 50 revolving craft brews with two signature beers DeLazy Lizard Golden and Copper Ale brewed on premises By Rod Hillman & Rich Lawrence. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-524-5500 / www.fagers.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside.

■ FENWICK CRAB HOUSE, 100 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-539-2500 / www.crabcakeexpress.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Carry-out available. Casual dining. Open for lunch and dinner. Big crabs are our specialty. Perfect crabcakes are our passion. Seven different fish served 15 different ways! Great local seafood, good times and good service is our mission. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Awardwinning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GIUSEPPE O’LEARY, Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City 410-213-2868 / www.submarinaoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Featuring homemade Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Open year-round. Happy hour food and drink specials Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / www.thegreeneturtle.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HALL’S SEAFOOD & STEAK, 60th Street, Ocean City 410-524-5008 / www.Hall-OC.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Serving Ocean City’s finest breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Open 7 days a week, all summer. New menu serving old favorites and new treats. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / www.ocharborside.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Casual waterfront dining serving seafood, steaks, sandwiches, salads, wraps and pasta. Home of the “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment Thursday through Sunday. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. www.harpoonhannasrestaurant.com / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-can-eat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Sea-food, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGGINS CRAB HOUSE, 31st Street, Ocean City, 410-289-2581; 128th Street, Ocean City, 410-250-2403 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days a week. We have proudly served Ocean City, Maryland for over 40 years. Known for All You Can Eat crabs, crab legs, fried chicken, steamed shrimp, and baby back ribs. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-M-AEDIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HOBBIT, 81st Street, Ocean City 410-5248100 / www.thehobbitrestaurant.com / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Open daily from 5-10 p.m. Full service bar with happy hour 5-7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Ocean City's most complete dining experience. Breathtaking bay views. ■ HOOTERS, three Ocean City locations: 123rd Street, Ocean City 410-250-7081, Fifth Street, on the Boardwalk, Ocean City 410-289-2690 and Route 50, West Ocean City 410-213-1841 / www.hootersofoc.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS. Things are always getting better at Hooters! Fresh menu offering a number of ground chuck burgers, green salads, world famous chicken wings with 11

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flavorful sauces and a fun children’s menu. Relax in the beach atmosphere or enjoy the outdoor seating. Happy hour every day, 3-7 p.m. Full bar available. Authentic Hooters merchandise in kids and adult sizes. Enjoy all the sports packages on large, flat screen TVs and great service by the delightful Hooters girls. Live entertainment. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Find out why we say, “Hooters makes you happy!” ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / www.clarionoc.com / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Proud to have Chef Shawn Reese creating beach-inspired dishes in both oceanfront restaurants, Horizons and Breaker’s Pub. New all-day menu, available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., features many favorites, as well as exciting new creations with a local flare. Deluxe Sunday breakfast buffet open year-round and AUCE prime rib, crab legs and seafood buffet available most weekends. ■ HOUSE OF WELSH, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 1-800-311-2707 / www.houseofwelsh.net / $, $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-723-5600 / www.johnnyspizzapub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Ocean City’s official pizzeria and pub featuring homemade pizzas, serving 18 different gourmet pizzas including local favorites - Johnny’s Special, Neptune’s Seafood Feast Pizza, and MD Blue Crab. Huge variety of calzones, subs, burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Ocean City’s place for jumbo wings with 20 different sauces. Coldest draft beer in town served in a chilled mug. Voted best sound system for live music. Carry out or delivery til 4 a.m. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / www.ocjules.com / $$, $$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ MERMAID COVE PUB, 33195 Lighthouse Road, Williamsville, West Fenwick, Del. 302-436-0122 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Full bar / Get ship-wrecked at the Mermaid Cove with pub, drink and food specials daily. Lump crab cakes, rock and mahi tacos, fried oyster sandwiches and platters are among the items to choose from. Breakfast served weekends. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Take-out available. ■ MIO FRATELLO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE, 38018 Fenwick Shoals Blvd., West Fenwick, Del. 302436-6400 / miofratello.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere, specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta. Take out and delivery. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB, 1 Mumfords Landing Road, Ocean Pines 410-641-7501 / oceanpines.org / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Waterfront dining, tiki bar. Seafood, American and local cuisine. Happy hour, daily food specials, Sunday brunch, weekend entertainment and free boat tie up when available. ■ PEAKY’S ROOFTOP RESTAURANT & BAR, 138th Street, Ocean City 410-250-ROOF / www.peakys.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open 7 days, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Happy hour 4 pm-7pm everyday with great food and drink specials. More than 40 specialty martinis. Sunday All You Can Eat Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Shore Farewith something for everyone: fresh fish, lobster, certified angus steaks, prime rib and poultry. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6821 / www.phillipsseafood.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The original Phillips, serving the finest seafood since 1956. Complete with

all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ POPEYE’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN, Route 50, West Ocean City 443-664-2105 / $ / V-MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Family restaurant. Eat-in, carry out or drive-thru. Open seven days, year-round. Every Tuesday, two-piece chicken for 99 cents. Every Wednesday, free kids meal with purchase of combo. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-5245252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410-5244900 / www.seacrets.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SEASONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 118th Street, in the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Ocean City 410-524-1000 / www.carouselhotel.com / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Open seven days a week. Oceanfront dining in a casual atmosphere. Serving breakfast from 7-11 a.m., featuring a breakfast buffet or special order from the regular menu. Dinner served from 4-9 p.m., featuring a wide variety of entrees, seafood, ribs, steaks, pasta and prime rib. Join us for family theme night dinners. ■ SIMMER TIME, Rt. 54, Fenwick Island, next to Mio Fratello 302-436-2266 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Fondue and more in an intimate atmosphere; small and large parties. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / www.smittymcgees.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE ABBEY BURGER BISTRO, 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City 410-250-BEEF / www.abbeyburgerbistro.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Full bar / Casual dining serving 14 House Specialty Burgers and Sandwiches, or build your own burger and choose from wide variety meats, vegetarian, cheeses and toppings. Menu includes salads, appetizers, sides and desserts. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 / www.cottagecafe.com / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / www.ocmdrestaurants.com / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Fabulous raw bar serving the freshest raw oysters and clams, steamed shrimp, crab legs, mussels and oyster stew, made to order. “Fresh off the grill” items include rockfish, tuna, mahi mahi and salmon. Happy hour specials daily, 4-6 p.m. ■ UBER BAGELS & DELI, 126th Street, Ocean City 443-664-6128 / www.uberbagels.com / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Indoor and outdoor seating or carry out. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., everyday. Ocean City’s best bagel and deli featuring made-from-scratch, New York-style bagels. Full breakfast menu of bagels and spreads as well as egg sandwiches and lunch menu offers a huge selection of cold sandwiches featuring Boar’s head meats and cheeses. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / www.whiskerspub.com / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Old World saloon-type feel, Whisker’s is famous for its Certified Angus® burgers and delicious casual fare, as well as its entertaining atmosphere and photo lined walls of famous and infamous “whiskers.” Enjoy flat screen TVs to watch your favorite sports. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.


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DIAC movers and shakers, Jack Taylor, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Dennis Dare, Lloyd Martin and Jim at a Fiesta Park picnic.

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A roundup of what’s been going on in the resort area Marge and toddler Ritchie enjoy the deck party at Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 in Fenwick Island, Del.

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Newlyweds, retired PG County Judge Theresa Nolan and Tom Dugan.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 16 OC LACROSSE CLASSIC — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Soccer field, West Lagoon field, Field #1, Field #2, Field #3. Info: 410-250-0125. BEACH BASH II STREET HOCKEY — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: West Gym. Info: 410-250-0125. SUMMER SLAM BASKETBALL CAMP — The camp, led by professional basketball player, Andre Foreman, will challenge children, ages 816, and make them a better basketball player. Camp is held from Aug. 16-18. Cost is $95 for residents and $105 for non-residents. Info: Ocean Pines Recreation Department, 410-641-7052. 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. OCEAN PINES 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive. Two play 18 holes for

Kickoff event for annual Ocean City walk set for Aug. 22 (Aug. 16, 2013) Ocean City’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off Event for the American Cancer Society will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jive on 83rd Street, bayside. Registration and complimentary appetizers at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Do you have a passion to fight breast cancer? Perhaps you have a mother, sister or loved one with a breast cancer diagnosis, or someone whose memory you want to honor, or you are a breast cancer survivor yourself. One in every two women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support. Volunteers are needed to walk and form teams for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that takes place Oct. 19. Help the American Cancer Society create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. The American Cancer Society is the most effective breast-cancer fighting organization in the world. Come to the kick off for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Help save lives and put an end to breast cancer. For more information, call Beverly Furst at 410-749-1635, e-mail Beverly.Furst@cancer.org or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd.

www.oceancitytoday.net $45 and free range balls all day. Fried Chicken Friday Dinners for $4.50 starting with take out at noon and community celebration with drink specials, appetizers and music from 4-7 p.m. Info: www.oceanpines.org or info@oceanpines.org.

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OC LACROSSE CLASSIC — Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Soccer field, West Lagoon field, Field #1, Field #2, Field #3. Info: 410-250-0125.

HAIR FOR HEROES ‘CUT-A-THON’ — Studio 6 Hair Salon, 12607 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, noon to 5 p.m. The salon will donate all of the proceeds of any service including haircuts and color to Lance Cpl. Mark Fidler and his family. Attendees will receive a Mark Fidler support bracelet and a copy of his biography. While on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Fidler stepped on an IED with a belt of live grenades strapped to his waist, the blast was so severe that it blew off both of his legs and most of the rear of his body. Info: 410-213-1135.

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Fenwick Island, Del., Route 54 across from the Food Lion, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafters, raffle, individual yard sale tables, plants, book and bake sale. Face painting and games for the children. Blood pressure check for seniors. Crabcakes, hot dogs, sodas and other refreshments. Rain date is Aug. 18. Info: 302-436-5790. ‘MOSAICS - THE ART OF RECYCLING’ CLASS — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Learn the basics of creating mosaics in one day. Cost is $50 for Art League Of Ocean City members and $60 for non-members. There is a $40 materials fee payable at workshop. Register: 410-5249433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org. Continued on Page 14B


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SUNDAY, AUG. 18 OC LACROSSE CLASSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: Soccer field, West Lagoon field, Field #1, Field #2, Field #3. Info: 410-250-0125. BEACH BASH II STREET HOCKEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Northside Park, 200 125th St., in Ocean City. Facility usage: West Gym. Info: 410-250-0125. O.C. CRUZERS CAR SHOW AND MUSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Somerset Street Plaza, between Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, 3-7 p.m. The O.C. Cruzers will display approximately 15 vehicles along Somerset Street. Music provided by Sweet Harmony (classic rock). Info: 410-289-2800.

SUNDAES IN THE PARK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Northside Park, 200 125th St., Ocean City, 7-9 p.m., rain or shine. For a small fee, build your own ice cream sundae creation. Entertainment by Jesse Garron (tribute to Elvis) and Cascading Carlos (a juggling workshop). Fireworks at 9 p.m. Take a blanket or chair. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or http://oceancitymd.gov/Recreation_and_Parks /specialevents.html. FIREWORKS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Northside Park, 200 125th St. in Ocean City, 9 p.m. Every Sunday in July and August following Sundaes in the Park. Info: 410250-0125. OC BEACH LIGHTS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City beach at North Division Street. Showtimes are 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Free, eight-minute Laser Light Show on a five-story tall inflatable sphere featuring a visual laser, lighting, special effects, video and audio production with visibility along the Boardwalk. Info: 800-OC-OCEAN or www.ococean.com.

Crossword answers from page 12B FREE CONCERT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Highway in West Ocean City, 3 p.m. Students, Katerina Burton and Chris Engel, will be featured with classical, religious and jazz pieces vocally. Open to the public.

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INSULIN PUMP CLUB MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Avery W. Hall Educational Center in the CQI-2 conference room on the Peninsula Regional campus, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, 7-8 p.m. For anyone who wears a pump or is interested in using one. New technology, pump management techniques and lifestyle issues are presented and discussed by diabetes care professionals. Free support group. Info: Peninsula Regional Medical Center Diabetes Education Program, 410-543-7061.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 BEACH FIREWORKS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 10 p.m. The eight-minute show is visible along the boardwalk. Info: www.ococean.com or 800-OC-OCEAN. CRAB NIGHT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church) every Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, crab soup, pizza and more. Order crabs in advance: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 410-524-7994. WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, 5-6:30 p.m. Open to the public and women of all ages are invited to attend. Info: Donna Main, 410-632-5040.

have an adverse effect on boating safety. Cost is $10. A student book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Book for Senior Boatersâ&#x20AC;? is available for an additional $20. RSVP: Morton Brown, 410-641-8040 or brownmn1@yahoo.com. ADVANCED PLANNING SEMINAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Temple Bat Yam, 11036 Worcester Highway, Berlin, 7-9 p.m. Two representatives from Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury will discuss Advanced Planning: how it is done, why you should do it and service options. Rabbi Warshaw will also discuss funeral options and answer questions about funerals and advanced planning. Open to the community. OCEAN PINES 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Enjoy a free swim day at the Ocean Pines pools. All pools open at 10 a.m. Info: www.oceanpines.org or info@oceanpines.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, 118th Street and oceanfront in Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Avengers.â&#x20AC;? Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-626-2326. Weather permitting. FREE CONCERT ON THE BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City beach at North Division Street, 8-9:30 p.m. Featuring Rising Sun Reggae Band (reggae). Info: www.oceancitymd.gov or 410-250-0125.

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OUT&ABOUT who has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Free of charge. Info: 410-629-0164 or www.jessespaddle.org. OIL PAINTING CLASS — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street. Impasto (direct) painting with brush and palette knife. Cost is $30 for Art League Of Ocean City members and $36 for non-members. Register: 410-524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 4TH ANNUAL OCEAN CITY JEEP WEEK — Event held town-wide. Info: www.oceancityjeepweek.com or Larry Sackadorf at sack@oceancityjeepweek.com. FREE MOVIE ON THE BEACH — Princess Royale Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, 8:30 p.m. Featuring “Hotel Transylvania.” Take a beach chair or blanket. Info: 800-6262326. Weather permitting. SUNSET PARK PARTY NIGHTS — Sunset Park at South Division Street, bayside, Ocean City, 79 p.m. Entertainment by Rob Fahey and the Pieces (rock). Admission to the park is free, while beverages, including beer, are available for purchase. Take own seating. Info: www.oceancitymd.gov or 800-626-2326. OCEAN PINES 45TH BIRTHDAY AND CONCERT IN THE PARK — White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The Delmarva

Chorus will start the party performing tunes from the ’60s. Kiwanis hot dogs, snacks and beverages for sale. Take coolers, chairs and blankets. Classics by the “Overtime Band,” kid’s activities and more, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info: www.oceanpines.org or info@oceanpines.org. WORCESTER COUNTY NAACP MEETING — Multipurpose Room, Flower Street, Berlin. Executive Board meeting begins at 6 p.m., with guest speaker at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Charlotte Cathell, Worcester County Register of Wills. The Register of Wills Office handles many matters, including estate questions, inheritance tax and helping families complete necessary forms. Public welcome. Info: 443-944-6701. MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER KICK OFF EVENT — Jive, 8203 Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Registration and complimentary appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6 p.m. Event is free. Volunteers are needed to walk and form teams for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 19. Contact: Beveraly Furst, 410-749-1635, Beverly.Furst@cancer.org or www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd.

ONGOING EVENTS POTTERY CLASSES — Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays through August. Learn to work with clay on the wheel and by hand building. Make fun and functional art. Glazing and firing included in the cost. Classes for kids and adults. Register: 410524-9433 or www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

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DUCK RACE TICKETS ON SALE NOW — Tickets are available now for the 2013 Kiwanis 12th Annual Duck Race, taking place at Frontier Town on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Duck entries cost $5 each and can be purchased from Kiwanis members or by calling Ed Aurand, 410-2080479. Prizes are $1,000 for first place; $300 for second; and $200 for third, in addition to other race prizes. Proceeds benefit local club’s Scholarship Fund. FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEADING UPWARD SPORTS LEAGUE REGISTRATION — For boys and girls from Kindergarten through grade 6. All games and practices will be held on Old Worcester Highway in Berlin on the grounds of SonRise Church. Register: Tim Robinson, 410629-1901 or Bob Horst, 757-639-4551. RED CROSS DAY AT JOLLY ROGER — Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City, Aug. 24. Tickets cost $25 and includes the waterpark and unlimited miniature golf (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and amusement rides (2-6 p.m.) Some restrictions apply. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Tickets: John Culp, John.Culp@redcross.org or 302-472-6262. FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS AT LIFE-SAVING STATION MUSEUM — Located at the south end of the Boardwalk, 813 S. Atlantic Ave. Gather outside the museum for fun facts and topics, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., through Aug. 24. A different subject each day. Topics include beach safety, aquarium feeding, knot tying, history and all about sharks. Info: 410289-4991, Sandy@ocmuseum.org or www.ocmuseum.org.

OCEAN CITY HOTEL WEEK — During Ocean City Hotel Week, Aug. 18-29, participants will offer a variety of deals including Free Night Stays and tiered discounts for multiple night stays. The longer you stay, the more you save. Info: 800626-2326, Ext. 2, inquire@ocvisitor.com or www.oceancityhotelweek.com. PINE’EER CRAFT AND GIFT SHOP OPEN — Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Shop will be open Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop features handcrafted home decor, jewelry and fashion accessories created by members of the Pine’eer Craft Club. BOOKS BY THE BAG SALE — Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, during library hours, through August. Gently used books sold for $4 per bag. Sponsored by Friends of the Ocean City Library. FIRST STATE DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE MONTHLY MEETINGS — Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at VFW Post 8296, 104 66th St., Ocean City, 7 p.m. Open to all fellow Marines and FMF Corpsmen. Info: Rick Holmes, 302988-1056. O.C. BOARDWALK LABYRINTH — St. Paul’s bythe-Sea Episcopal Church, inside Dewees Hall, 302 N. Baltimore Ave., in Ocean City, every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., July through September. Replica of the 12th century original is available for walking in candlelight and sacred music. Wheelchair accessible. Info: 410-289-3453 or 443-880-7608.

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OC Hotel Week kicks off Sunday, continues through Aug. 29 Discounts and free night stays offered to visitors through annual promotion CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Each year in the late weeks of August, families gear up for the new school year, the summer season slows and the number of visitors in Ocean City drops. To catch the last of the summer rush, the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association will host its fourth annual Hotel Week, Aug. 18-29, offering discounts and free night stays for visitors. “Restaurant week was successful so we thought ‘Why not apply the same model to hotels?’” Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association Executive Director Susan Jones said. “It’s been very successful.”

Thirty-three businesses will participate city averaged 311,000 people in town, up in Hotel Week this year, the most since 1 percent from the same period last year. the special offer launched in 2010, Jones As the town prepares for tourist numsaid. They will offer “beach bargains” of bers to again drop off, Hotel Week “does 15-25 percent off standard rates or an seem to help,” Jones said. extra night free for The Hotelthose who stay Motel-Restaurant from three to six Association, with “Restaurant week was nights. Some rethe help of the city, successful so we thought strictions apply. has marketed ‘Why not apply the same Ocean City had Hotel Week and trouble attracting targeted areas that model to hotels?’” visitors earlier this largely return to summer due to inschool after Labor SUSAN JONES clement weather, Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association Executive Director Day. That includes but “things have Bucks and Berks picked up,” Jones counties in Pennsaid. sylvania and some The demoflush figures, which use spots in New York, Jones said. wastewater flows to estimate the city’s A schedule of free events should also population, back that claim. Ocean City draw visitors to town, she said. They are: averaged just over 238,000 people in •Sundays at 7 p.m., visit Northside town in June, down 8.3 percent from Park at 127th Street for Sundaes in the 2012. In the first two weeks of August, the Park with free entertainment and cheap

ice cream sundaes. •Starting at 9:30 p.m. Sundays, catch the new OC Beachlights laser show, cast on a five-story beach ball at North Division Street. •Tuesdays at 10 p.m., watch the fireworks display at North Division Street. •Wednesdays at dusk, catch free movies on the beach at the Carousel Resort Hotel on 118th Street. •Thursdays at dusk, catch free movies on the beach at the Princess Royale Family Resort and Condominiums at 91st Street. •Thursdays starting at 7 p.m., visit Sunset Park’s Sunset Party with live entertainment and drinks. Bring a beach chair. •The Lifesaving Station Museum holds free programs daily, except on Sundays, beginning at 10 a.m. A list can be found at www.ocmuseum.org by clicking the Calendar of Events. Visit www.oceancityhotelweek.com for a list of participating businesses and their special offers.

Hubba’s brings barbecue to 118th Street shopping center All in the family: Ocean City Square eatery owned, operated by Schroeders CLARA VAUGHN ■ Staff Writer

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All family members of Hubba’s owners Sherri Schroeder, far left, and Al Schroeder, back right, pause for a picture last week at their new 118th Street restaurant location.

(Aug. 16, 2013) Hubba’s Pit Beef, BBQ & Seafood restaurant relocated from its 123rd street building to a cozy space on 118th Street, beside Paws and Claws in the Ocean City Square shopping center, three weeks ago. With dishes from its $4 chili cheese dog to seafood plates in the $20-range, and takeout and delivery available, the restaurant fosters a casual, homey dining experience, owner Al Schroeder said. “We’re trying to get that ‘make yourself at home’ atmosphere,” he said. With a staff of around 12 sons, daughters, in-laws and cousins, it’s not hard to feel at home in Hubba’s, server Shannon Foard said. She’s been on the restaurant’s staff for three years, since it first opened on 45th Street. “We wanted to just keep it family-run,” Foard said. “People get more involved with us and it makes them feel more comfortable.” Schroeder and his wife Sherri moved their restaurant business to Ocean City

from Baltimore four years ago. They relocated to 118th Street to put Hubba’s in a more “community oriented location,” Sherri Schroeder said. We “wanted to create a new atmosphere,” she said, and “improve visibility.” “So far, it’s been excellent” at the 118th Street location, Al Schroeder said, adding that many old regulars have returned to Hubba’s at its new spot as they come to town. “They come back for the food first and foremost,” he said. That includes old favorites like the Hubba’s pit beef — what Foard described as a perfect harmony of barbeque, horseradish and onion. New dishes include more traditional dinners, like the hot turkey platter, and seafood dinners and appetizers. The popular pork barbeque and paninis are still available, Al Schroeder said. The move also allowed Hubba’s to add beer and wine to its menu, but the restaurant is “still family-friendly first,” he said. Hubba’s has plans to expand, depending on how business goes, but the Schroeder’s expect to keep the business in the family. “I think it’s important for people to come in and see the same faces,” Sherri Schroeder said. “They feel comfortable.” Staff try to remember familiar faces and favorite orders. Even the name of the See VISIT on Page 2C


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Proposed FDA rules on indoor tanning could hurt businesses Owners say higher taxes, stricter rules could cause them to get rid of tanning CLARA VAUGHN  Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) Skin cancer; eye injury; discomfort, pain and tenderness of the skin; skin damage; transmission of infectious diseases; electrical shock and mechanical injury. These are all risks tied to indoor tanning, according to a new proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that would ramp up controls on tanning beds and sunlamps. The proposed changes reclassify the ultraviolet lamps used for tanning from class I, general controls, to class II, special controls, based on comments from a 2010 reclassification panel and the FDA’s assessment of data on the health risks and benefits of using sunlamp products, FDA Press Officer Morgan Liscinsky said. “General controls alone are insufficient to provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness” of tanning beds, Liscinsky said, “and there is sufficient information to establish special controls to provide such assurance.” As required by law, the FDA gave the public the opportunity to comment on the proposal. The comment period ended last Wednesday with 633 written and online statements by medical professionals, business owners and other stakeholders posted on the regulations.gov Web site, though some appear to be reposts made under multiple names. “Regulation of tanning beds is very much needed,” Lynn Tucker wrote in her comment. “The message that damage is done is not present in the tanning parlors. Please change this to a medical device that needs oversight.” “The proposed rule is a wonderful step forward in protecting the public from the well documented dangers of tanning,” William Daniel James wrote. “There is so little we can do to prevent cancer in general, but with melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, the connection to ultraviolet light is straightforward.” The FDA will review the comments, but cannot predict how long that will take, Liscinsky said. “It will really depend upon the number of comments we receive and incorporate into a final order.” If the changes pass, sunlamp manufacturers will have to get a 510(k) clearance from the FDA — meaning they would need to register three-plus months before marketing their lamps, allowing the FDA to review lamps for “specific technical considerations, including software validation and performance testing, so that these devices are safe to operate,” Liscinsky said. Current classification of sunlamp products prevents the FDA from reviewing such features before they’re used on

the market, she said. Manufacturers would also have to give salon owners a warning sign to display reading, “Attention: This sunlamp product should not be used on persons under the age of 18 years,” Liscinsky said. The “proposed order is intended to help consumers better understand the risks of using these devices,” she said. Those risks include increased chances of developing skin cancer and eye injury from recurrent exposure to UV radiation; sunburn and permanent skin damage; transmission of diseases from tanning beds that were not properly cleaned; electric shock from manufacturing defects or repeated use; and other injuries from user error. However, many tanning businesses said the change could drive them out of the market. “If such measures were to pass I would most certainly be put out of business,” wrote Shanna Cassetta, owner of Tahiti Tan in Greensboro, N.C., in her comment. “(Re)classification would make the cost of the sunlamps skyrocket,” wrote Tim McCray of Tropic Tanz in Kingsport, Tenn., driving tanners outdoors to “exposure that is not in a controlled environment.” Locally, one operator said that with barriers like a higher tanning tax (currently 10 percent) and barring the under18 crowd from using tanning beds even with a parent’s signed consent, businesses might drop tanning from the services they offer. If passed, the proposal would also rename lamps used for tanning from ultraviolet lamps to sunlamps. The device classification regulation calls them “ultraviolet lamps for tanning,” but the electronic product performance standard calls them a “sunlamp product,” Liscinsky explained. The proposed renaming would provide “consistency and clarity,” she said. The definition includes tanning beds and booths and UV bulbs sold separately. Visit www.regulations.gov and search “FDA-2013-N-0461” to read more public comments on the proposed changes.

Visit Facebook for Hubba’s specials restaurant came from the youngest member of the Schroeder’s family, nicknamed Hubba after a quick growth spurt at age five. “It really is all in the family,” Sherri Schroeder said. Hubba’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Diners can eat in or carry out, and the restaurant delivers between 62nd Street and Route 54 in Delaware. There is a happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Check Hubba’s Pit Beef, BBQ & Seafood on Facebook for daily lunch specials and occasional dinner specials. You can also order delivery online at www.hubbasinoc.com. Continued from Page 1C


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‘How long is too long to live with parents after college?’ REAL ESTATE REPORT

Survey poses question and examines options reported LAUREN BUNTING  Contributing Writer (Aug. 16, 2013) In a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the question, “How long is too long to live with your parents after college?,” was examined with differing opinions being reported based on age and geography. The younger the respondents, the longer they felt it was okay for kids to stick around. Americans ages 55 and older feel it is acceptable for adults to live at home with their parents for up to three years after college. Millennials (ages 18-34) feel that any time over five years is too long for adults to live at home with their parents after college. Northeasterners are more accepting of having adult children live at home with their parents after college than those in

the South. Twentythree percent of Northeasterners believe that no amount of time is too long for adult children to live with their parents after college, compared to 17 percent of Southerners. And, adults in the West (15 percent) are more likely to indicate that an adult should never live at home with their parents after graduating from college than those adults who live in the Northeast (9 percent). The study also concluded that women are more tolerant of boomerang kids than men; nearly one in four parents believe it is okay for adult children to live at home as long as they want; and, most Americans (82 percent) agree that adult children who live at home with their parents should pay rent. However, four in five Americans believe it is okay for adult children to live with their parents if they are saving money to buy their own homes. - Lauren Bunting is a licensed REALTOR®with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin

Maryland lottery sales take hit in FY ‘13 to end15-year streak ALEXANDER PYLES  The Daily Record Newswire (Aug. 16, 2013) It is no coincidence that the end of the Maryland lottery’s decade-and-a-half string of record sales came in the same year Maryland casinos really cashed in. The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency on Thursday announced lottery sales took a hit in fiscal 2013, ending a formidable streak of 15 straight years of record sales with a disappointing, but not unexpected 2.2 percent decrease in ticket sales.

The state’s first casino opened in Cecil County in 2010, but the June 2012 opening of Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills mall — more than three times the size of Hollywood Casino Perryville — disrupted the gambling ecosystem in a state that has debated for decades how and where wagering should take place. The four casinos in Maryland combined to generate $608.3 million in the fiscal year that ended in June, besting state projections by nearly $77 million. Overall gambling revenue from casinos See LOTTERY on Page 7C

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LITTLE SALISBURY COMMUNITY

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is located in the “Little Salisbury” community in N. Ocean City. The house is situated on an 80’ x 80’ corner lot that is located within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants, a public boat ramp and the Little Salisbury Park featuring a new art center, tennis courts, a basketball ct., a children’s playground and a dog playground. The house is being sold in as-is condition. Fix up or redevelop the lot. Listed at $220,000.

Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

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

601 NORTH PACIFIC AVE.

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This vacant lot is located in the Montego Bay community in N. Ocean City. The lot is zoned for mobile home, modular and stick-built (custom-built) construction. The lot is located within easy walking distance to the beach, busline and restaurants. The community features pools, tennis, min. golf, shuffleboard, a bayfront boardwalk, a wildlife sanctuary and park. The HOA fees are only $199/yr. Listed at $119,000.

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Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes

montegomike@verizon.net www.montegobayrealty.com

108 S. Ocean Drive • Ocean City, MD

800-745-5988 • 410-250-3020

13208 PEACH TREE ROAD

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


AUGUST 16, 2013

5C Classifieds now appear in Ocean City Today & the Bayside Gazette each week and online at oceancitytoday.net and baysideoc.com.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Now Hiring

Assistant Managers and Crew Members

Full Time ~ Year Round

Assistant Manager

In our Ocean City and Ocean Pines locations. Please apply online at delmarvadd.com

Apply within at Smitty McGee’s or submit application online www.smittymcgees.com

Pino’s Pizza

81st Bayside COOKS, EXPEDITORS, CASHIER/PHONE HELP & DRIVERS WANTED For all shifts: 11am-5pm, 5pm-10pm, 10pm-5am (late night shift)

Now Hiring YR Server Counter Help/Phone Bartender Exp. Grill Cook

Message me on facebook at Facebook.com/JimmyHofman. No facebook, text me your photo and job position request to 410-422-4780.

Come in for interview on Wednesday @ 11am 5601 Coastal Hwy. (Bayside)

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

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Nite Club Taxi is hiring F/T & P/T Drivers. Call Michael 443373-1319.

Beach Stand Jobs - Work on the Beach Renting Umbrellas and Chairs. F/T, P/T positions. 8:45 till 4:45 daily. Call 410726-0315.

Waitstaff & Kitchen Staff Needed Apply in person Mon.Thurs. 11-3. PGN Crabhouse, 29th & Coastal Hwy.

YR PM Pool Attendant, YR Experienced Servers and YR PM Dishwasher - Please apply in person, Dunes Manor, 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD 410-289-1100

VOLLEYBALL COACH VACANCY Worcester Preparatory School, a coeducational college preparatory day school serving over 500 students in grades PK-12, seeks an experienced and motivated Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for Fall Season. Contact: Colleen Denston 410-641-3575 x146 or email: cdenston@worcesterprep.org

AUTO PARTS/SERVICE In business for over 30 years & still growing. Independent Auto Parts Stores & Tire/ Service Centers with locations in Ocean View, Del., Long Neck, Del. & Ocean Pines, Md. is now hiring for: • Parts Advisors/ Associates • Service Advisors • Technicians We offer company matched 401K & more. Call 302-539-1718 Ext. 3014

101 North 1st Street & The Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD

Hiring Immediately

Stand Operators

for over 20 positions. Apply in person at 209 16th Street, Bayside (Telescope Pictures Building) Monday through Friday, 11am. J-1 Visa Students Welcome.

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

Positions available part time & full time:

Front Desk Receptionist Housekeeping Room Attendants Please apply in person Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 10am and 3pm at The Lighthouse Club Hotel, 56th Street, Bayside, Ocean City, MD Positive Attitude, Good Grooming and Good Work Ethic required.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

Part-Time & Full-Time

Night Auditor Housekeepers

HELP WANTED

• PT Bellman • PT, Evening General Maintenance • PT Housekeepers

Must have weekend availability.

Experience preferred. Good work ethic, outgoing and friendly A MUST. Applicants may apply in person, Noon-4pm, or send resume to: hr@realhospitalitygroup.com

Applicants may apply online at www.princessroyale.com and click on the job link or in person Mon.-Fri., 9am to 4pm

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

Excellent Opportunity for the Right Person. Now Hiring Full-Time, Year Round

AM Dishwasher

Benefits include 2 weeks paid vacation, 7-paid holidays, medical, dental, life & disability insurances & 401K plan. Please apply in person at 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. 410-289-1100

Now Hiring Year Round

Line Cook Exp. Servers Exp. Bartenders

w/at least 2 yrs. experience in a high volume Rest./Bar Apply within at Smitty McGee’s or submit application online www.smittymcgees.com

Busy Berlin Real Estate office looking for FT Office Assistant-Needs strong computer & people skills. RE license a plus but not req’d. Call Cam 410-713-2065 or 410641-3313. Sterilization Tech Needed OC Dental office needs an organized & efficient team player. Not looking for a dental assistant. Yr/Round w/benefits. Send resume to contact@atlanticdental.com or fax to 410-213-2955. Hiring Server and Busser for Italian/American Restaurant. Apply in person-Alex’s Italian Restaurant-Rt. 50, West Ocean City.

Become an Avon Representative

Christine: 443-880-8397 snowhillavon@comcast.net www.youravon.com/cbrown2272

Courtyard by Marriott, 2 15th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

Now accepting applications for the following position:

• Overnight Houseman • Full-Time Housekeeper • Full-Time Houseman

Mornings/Evenings Looking for qualified candidates that have previous hotel experience. Stop by the front desk to complete an application. No phone calls. All candidates must go through a satisfactory background check.

---Work At The BEACH... Work With The BEST!! Top wages, excellent benefits package and free employee meal available to successful candidates.

Employment Opportunities: Year Round, Full/Part Time: Servers, Bartender, Banquet House Staff, Host/Hostess, Busser/ Room Service, Maintenance Mechanic, AM Lobby Attendant (8am-4pm), Front Desk Agent, Overnight Cleaner (11pm-7am), Room Attendants Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Attn: Human Resources Dept. 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Phone: 410-524-3535 Fax: 410-723-9109 EOE M/F/D/V

Excellent Opportunity for the Right Person. Full-Time, Year Round

Director of Sales and Marketing

Benefits include 2 weeks paid vacation, 7-paid holidays, medical, dental, life & disability insurances & 401K plan. Please apply in person at 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. 410-289-1100

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Now hiring sales reps and promo models for weekend work. Paid travel, $100 a day + bonuses. J-1 welcome. Experienced sales managers for travel also needed for PT/FT salaried position. Please call 443-291-7651 Now hiring Seasonal Maintenance Person for Royalton/Suntan Motel Must be experienced in plumbing, electrical & drywall. Apply online @ hotelmontecarlo.com or call 410-289-7145. Housekeepers - Year round, full-time. Apply in person Club Ocean Villas II, 105 120th Street, Ocean City, Md.

RENTALS RENTALS Winter Rentals - 2BR Apt. $200/wk. + sec. dep. Eff. Apt. $165/wk. + sec. dep. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. No pets. 410-289-5831 2BR, 1 Bath Country Mobile Home-with W/D, Front Porch, Gas Heat. Year Round. $750/month. Close to Ocean Pines. 410-430-0587 28th St., 1BR/1BA, Furn.-top floor, corner, great canal view, W/D, free cable, Showtime/ HBO $700/mo. + sec. & utils. Now to June! 10% Off if paid in advance. No pets. 724-2904528 YR-OC, Oceanside, 1BR/1BA - unfurn., end unit w/balcony. W/D, DW. No smoking/pets. $675/mo. + utils. Security deposit req’d. 240-678-6430

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6C CLASSIFIED MARKETPLACE

AUGUST 16, 2013

RENTALS

RENTALS

IN SEARCH OF

YARD SALE

MOTORCYCLES

Winter Rental Mid-Sept. to May - Oceanfront 2BR/2BA, W/D, fireplace, beautiful top corner unit. 410-804-3444 or 410-252-8024 or 410-5246680.

Y/R Mid-town, remodeled 1BR/1BA Condo-furn., W/D, DW. No smoking. Security dep. & refs. req’d. $900/mo. + utils. 302-834-7588

Homeowner seeks Private Investor for refinance of primary mortgage. Excellent credit/excellent loan to value. 410-641-3762

Fri., 12pm-5pm & Sat. 9am4pm, Aug. 16th & 17th 10430 New Quay Rd., WOC 1994 Lincoln Continental, 27,000/mi., garage kept, mint condition. Exercise equip., life jackets, dock bumpers, brass bed, twin beds, double beds. Too much to mention!

\2000 Harley Road King FLHRKC - 26,000/miles. Custom engine work, many extras including much chrome. Asking $9,000 OBO. 484-8886778

Y/R Ocean Pines - 2BR/2BA House-Waterfront w/Boatlift. Unfurn, FP, all appliances, double garage. $1250/mo. + sec. dep. 410-600-0437 or 717227-9339 Winter Rental (Oct.-May), NOC, 142nd Street. 2BR/2BA, fully furnished top floor water view (bay). Fully updated. Qualified applicants. $900/mo. incl. cable, Internet & water. 302-344-2214 Charming 1BR/1BA Condo. Bayfront with boat dock, at end of 26th St. Unfurn. Available 8/1/13. Need good local rental and job history. $850/ mo. Resort Rentals, 410-5240295. Y/R Montego Bay-3BR/2BA, furn., Fl. rm., walk to bus/ beach/shopping, pool/tennis. Lots of storage. $1500/mo. + sec. No pets. Call George 410-251-2592.

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4BR/2BA Remodeled Rancher - 1300 sq. ft., shed. $1250/mo. + $65 water & sewer. Call Bunting Realty 410-6413313.

ROOMMATES ROOMMATES Y/R Roommate Needed, 3BR, South Ocean Pines, front deck, side screened porch, garage, D/W, large driveway. $400/mo. + sec. dep. 443-5136070

RENT W/OPTION RENT W/OPTION TO TO BUY BUY OP Waterfront Condo 3BR/2BA, FP, appliances, boat dock. Great view. Call for details. Owner/agent 410-6037373 Nurse Looking To Rent preferably w/option to buy single family home. Prefer WOC on water. Must allow dog. 703-622-5181

ESTATE REAL REAL ESTATE Great Investment Opportunity! Property pays for itself. 2 rental homes & 2 large warehouses on 2 acres in Bishopville. $250,000 Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555. 1/2 Acre canal lot in lovely Bishopville, Holiday Harbor. $79,900. Call Howard Martin Realty 410-352-5555.

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

WINTER RENTAL OPENS AUG 24th “Month to Month” Blue Turtle Apts. on 57th St. oceanside. Incl 2BR/1BA, furn. w/cable. Electric bill covered up to $150 a month max. You pay the difference each month when bill comes. Heat off til Nov. 1st. $575 to $600 monthly depending on 1 or 2 persons max. Quiet required 24/7 inside and out. No pets, stereos, visitors after midnight or smoking inside. $300 sec. dep. req. to hold till it opens. 410-422-4780

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COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Ocean Pines Office SpaceIdeal location with good traffic flow. PPF Realty. Call John 410-208-3500 Units Available Rt. 50 in West Ocean City 1800 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1728 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 1574 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space 2211 sq. ft. Office/Retail Space Call 443-497-4200

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

SERVICES SERVICES Bishopville Movers Inc. Fast, reliable service. 410-352-5555. Puzzle Place Daycare has immediate openings for ages 19 mos. and older. Structured curriculum in my home. Crafts, story time, lesson time and outside play. Accredited daycare license with 25 years experience. 410-641-1952

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May 4th-May 13th, 2014 $2,999.00 Includes air, most meals and sightseeing. Call Betty 302-436-9269

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AUGUST 16, 2013

BUSINESS 7C

Lottery record sales end in same year Maryland casinos cash in and lottery sales increased 27.6 percent year-over-year, to $829.5 million. But lottery officials say that came at the expense of the traditional offerings from the 40-year-old gambling agency, which sold $1.76 billion worth of tickets in fiscal 2013, $545.2 million of which went to state coffers — $200,000 less than the state budgeted. The lottery has hired a research firm, the Timonium-based Key Group, to help its staff determine why revenue fell and how to reverse the decrease before it becomes a trend. But lottery Director Stephen L. Martino said there’s little mystery surrounding what happened. The closer a lottery retailer was to the Cordish Cos.’ gambling emporium in Hanover, the greater that retailer’s losses in the last year. “Our operating hypothesis right now is that we’ve finally seen some erosion from the traditional lottery going to the casinos, particularly Maryland Live,” Martino said. “Maryland Live is clearly the game changer in these fiscal rev-

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Gas prices Average retail gasoline prices in Maryland have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,167 gas outlets in Maryland. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58/g, according to gasoline price Web site GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Maryland during the past week, prices yesterday were 9.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 1.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

enue numbers.” Officials for months had predicted the dip and ran behind revenue estimates for most of the year before realizing there would be no 16th record-breaking year of sales. Martino said with casino revenue rising so dramatically with the legalization of table games such as blackjack and roulette and the opening of Maryland Live and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Western Maryland, a one-year decrease in lottery revenue was not a “huge problem.” The state’s share of revenue from casinos goes to the Education Trust Fund, and lottery revenue goes to the General Fund, Martino said, making it difficult to trade off losses from one and gains to the other. He added the agency was “pleased with the numbers” but not “happy to see a decrease in sales.” “I think there needs to be some recognition … that there was probably going to be a decline in the traditional lottery,” he said. Richard Clinch, a research economist with Batelle Memorial Institute,

said there was likely some overlap among consumers who buy lottery tickets and slot machine gamblers, and there’s only so much discretionary income to go around. “The lottery was the only game in town, and when you’re the only game in town, you make money and lots of it,” Clinch said. “When you create other competition, like casino gaming, you get people who create budgets for these things … are going to cut back on one and use the other.” Similar lottery losses have occurred across the United States when casino gambling was introduced in a state that previously only allowed traditional lottery ticket sales. Maryland gambling officials have previously said that one way to boost ticket revenue would be to legalize a form of online gambling known by the industry as iLottery — essentially an online marketplace where gamblers buy and play traditional lottery games from their computers or smartphones. “That’s one of the issues that’s out there, but I think there’s a number of

things we need to look at,” Martino said. “We need to look at the inventory of games we have. What can we do to freshen up these games to make them exciting?” Clinch said some options could include new games and new or expanded loyalty programs, such as My Lottery Rewards, which the agency launched in June. At best, though, the lottery might need to get used to the idea that those record-breaking days are over. “Lotteries will not go extinct,” Clinch said. “I think the general consensus is when you pass casino gambling in a state, lottery growth slows. Will the lottery go away? No. Will the takes at best grow slower, at worst decline a little? Yes.” Lottery retailers earned $119.8 million in fiscal 2013, and gamblers won more than $1 billion buying lottery tickets. Monitor games, such as Keno and Racetrax, generated $493.6 million in sales. The most popular paper ticket games, instant-win scratch-offs, accounted for $485.8 million in sales.

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JAMES E. CLUBB, JR., ESQ. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF TIME-SHARE INTERVALS IN THE LIGHTHOUSE POINT VILLAS CONDOMINIUM 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-13-0884 the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the Lighthouse Point Villas Condominium building located at 14409 Lighthouse Avenue, the following described property located in the Town of Ocean City, in the Tenth Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, on SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013 AT 10:30 A.M. Units 1 1 4 4 4 4 5 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 12 12

Time Intervals 41 52 7 17 20 40 39 2 4 46 2 5 20 39 45 49 18 41 48

Each time interval being one week per year of the corresponding unit, each unit being part of the Lighthouse Point Villas 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 subsequent Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as to each condominium unit, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records. 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. 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, 2014 maintenance fees 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; other-

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wise, 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 its legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. For more information, call: James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. Trustee 410-289-2323 OCD-8/15/3t __________________________________ JAMES E. CLUBB, JR., ESQ. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF TIME-SHARE INTERVALS IN THE OCEAN TIME CONDOMINIUM 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-13-0885 the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the Ocean Time Condominium building located at 13 136th Street, Oceanside, the following described property located in the Town of Ocean City, in the Tenth Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, on SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013 AT 10:00 A.M. Units 101 101 104 106 201 201 202 203 302 302 305 306 403 404 405 406 501 502 502 502 503 504 506

Time Intervals 9 10 45 10 7 10 40 42 5 44 1 40 18 8 36 39 41 18 24 43 9 10 45

Each time interval being one week per year of the corresponding unit, each unit being part of the Ocean Time 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 subsequent Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions as to each condominium unit, and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record


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affecting the same, if any, and with no warranties or guarantees. 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, 2014 maintenance fee 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 its legal or equitable rights against the defaulting purchaser. For more information, call: James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. Trustee 410-289-2323 OCD-8/15/3t __________________________________ Huesman, Jones, and Miles, LLC 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD  21031 (443) 541-8600

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 11656 MAID AT ARMS LANE BERLIN, MD  21811 CASE NUMBER 23-C-13-000431 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from James Luff and Susan M. Luff recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4403, folio 75, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction,  at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 4403, folio 75, also being further described in a Deed  recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 4403, folio 71.  The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record.  Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property.  The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title.

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TERMS OF THE SALE:   A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $41,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the  Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale.  Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence.  The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 6.62500% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement.  Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Ground rent, water and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property.  In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest.  If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited.  The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser.  The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of the deposit.  The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor.  Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser`s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com OCD-8/15/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 11302 BACK CREEK RD. BISHOPVILLE, MD 21813 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated March 5, 2008 and recorded in Liber 5077, Folio 435 among the Land Records

of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $291,203.00 and an original interest rate of 4.37500% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $31,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and recordation taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any.  Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason,

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the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-8/15/3t __________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, P.A. 11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD  21031 (443) 541-8600

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS NO. 170 INTREPID LANE BERLIN, MD  21811 CASE NUMBER 23-C-13-000905 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from Pankaj Kumar Joshi recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 5291, folio 448, and Declaration of Substitution of Trustees recorded among the aforementioned Land Records substituting Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel as Substituted Trustees, the Substituted Trustees will offer for sale at public auction,  at the Courthouse Door, Snow Hill, Maryland on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM: All that lot of ground and the improvements thereon situate in Worcester County, State of Maryland, as described in the Deed of Trust recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, in Liber 5291, folio 448, also being further described in a Deed  recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County in Liber 5291, folio 441.  The improvements thereon consist of a dwelling. The property will be sold in “AS IS” condition, subject to any existing building violations, restrictions and agreements of record.  Neither the Substituted Trustees nor their respective agents, successors or assigns make any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied with respect to the property.  The Substituted Trustees shall convey insurable title. TERMS OF THE SALE:   A deposit in a form acceptable to the Substituted Trustee in the amount of $20,000.00 will be required of the purchaser, other than the  Holder of the Note or its assigns, at the time and place of sale.  Unless the purchaser is the Holder of the Note or its assigns, the balance of the purchase price shall be paid immediately with available funds within twenty (20) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Time is of the essence.  The purchaser, other than the Holder of the Note or its assigns, shall pay interest at the rate of 5.00000% per annum on the unpaid portion of the purchase price from the date of sale to date of settlement.  Real property taxes and assessments shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Ground rent, water


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and/or sewer charges public or private, if any, shall be adjusted to the date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser.  Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes shall be paid by the purchaser.  Purchaser shall have the responsibility of obtaining possession of the property.  In the event settlement is delayed for any reason , there shall be no abatement of interest.  If the purchaser defaults, the entire deposit is forfeited.  The Substituted Trustees shall resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser.  The defaulting purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price, all costs and expenses of both sales, attorney fees, all other charges due, and incidental and consequential damages. In the event the Substituted Trustees do not convey title for any reason, purchaser`s sole remedy is return of the deposit.  The Substituted Trustees shall have the right to terminate this contract in the event the Holder or its Servicer has entered into any agreement with, or accepted funds from, the mortgagor.  Upon termination of the contract, Purchaser`s sole remedy shall be return of the deposit. Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, Jr., Erin Gloth, and Christine Drexel, Substituted Trustees Tidewater Auctions, LLC (410) 825-2900 www.tidewaterauctions.com OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ Morris/Hardwick/Schneider 9409 Philadelphia Road Baltimore, MD 21237 410-284-9600

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 2 137TH ST., UNIT #204 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Calvin S. Farace and Maureen G. Farace, dated July 28, 2004 and recorded in Liber 4304, folio 102 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 1:45 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No 204 in the “Ahoy Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any and with no warranty of any kind.

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Terms of Sale: A deposit of $19,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within 10 days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. If the purchaser fails to settle within the aforesaid ten (10) days of ratification, the purchaser relinquishes their deposit and the SubTrustees may file an appropriate motion with the court to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed with the Court in connection with such motion and any Show Cause Order issued by the Court and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper or Order by certified mail and regular mail sent to the address provided by the purchaser and as recorded on the documents executed by the purchaser at the time of the sale. Service shall be deemed effective upon the purchaser 3 days after postmarked by the United States Post Office. It is expressly agreed by the purchaser that actual receipt of the certified mail is not required for service to be effective. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement the deposit shall be forfeited to the Sub-Trustees and all expenses of this sale (including attorney fees and full commission on the gross sales price of the sale) shall be charged against and paid from the forfeited deposit. In the event of resale the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property regardless of any improvements made to the real property. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate of 2.875% per annum from the date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Sub-Trustees. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges/ assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for the costs of all transfer taxes, documentary stamps and all other costs incident to settlement. Purchaser shall be responsible for physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of sale forward. The sale is subject to post sale audit by the Noteholder to determine whether the borrower entered into any repayment/forbearance agreement, reinstated or paid off prior to the sale. In any such event the Purchaser agrees that upon notification by the SubTrustees of such event the sale is null and void and of no legal effect and the deposit returned without interest. If the Sub-Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or good and marketable title, or the sale is not ratified for any reason by the Circuit Court including errors made by the SubTrustees, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without any interest. Mark H. Wittstadt, Gerard Wm. Wittstadt, Jr., Deborah A. Holloway Hill, Sub. Trustees

ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 12014 ASSATEAGUE WAY BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated September 18, 2009 and recorded in Liber 5352, Folio 145 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $150,075.00 and an original interest rate of 3.875% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 2:10 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $15,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and recordation taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any.  Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including,

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but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, Pratima Lele, Tayyaba C. Monto, Joshua Coleman, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 9218 PITTS RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated December 13, 2004 and recorded in Liber 4320, Folio 720 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $167,000.00 and an original interest rate of 5.8750% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 2:20 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $17,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the


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date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and recordation taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any.  Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 5101 ATLANTIC AVE., UNIT #502 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated July 12, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4748, Folio 246 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $242,900.00 and an original interest rate of 7.625% default having occurred under the

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terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 2:30 PM

ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 502 in the “Worcester House Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $5,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and recordation taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any.  Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit

without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, Pratima Lele, Tayyaba C. Monto, Joshua Coleman, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 206 8TH ST., UNIT #32 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated May 16, 2003 and recorded in Liber 3733, Folio 152 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $70,400.00 and an original interest rate of 7.125% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, One W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 21863, on AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 2:40 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit Number 32 in “Surfside 8 Condominium” and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $6,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and recordation taxes shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any.  Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss

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or damage to the property from the date of sale. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, Pratima Lele, Tayyaba C. Monto, Joshua Coleman, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ JOSEPH E. MOORE CHRISTOPHER T. WOODLEY ASSIGNEES WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON, L.L.P. 3509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842

ASSIGNEES’ SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED PROPERTY KNOWN AS 112 75TH STREET, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND 21842 114 75TH STREET, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND 21842 Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a certain First Purchase Money Mortgage from Landmark Group, Inc., dated November 12, 2004, and recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber 4293, folio 039, et seq., the Assignees having been ap-


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pointed by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, for purposes of foreclosure, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Assignees will sell the following described property at public auction, to be held at: THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY 1 WEST MARKET STREET SNOW HILL, MARYLAND 21863 ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013 AT 11:00 A.M. ALL those lots or parcels of land lying and being situate in the Town of Ocean City, in the Tenth Election District of Worcester County, Maryland, which is designated and distinguished as part of Lot No. 12 and all of Lot Nos. 13 and 14, in Block No. 108, as shown on a Plat entitled “Plat of Oceanbay City, Maryland”, which plat is recorded among the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Plat Book O.D.C. No. 2, Folio 76. THE bayview properties contain a total of approximately 13,000 square feet, and are improved by three (3) buildings that contain a total of four (4) residential units. Reference is made to the site for a more complete description. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00) will be required of all purchasers, except the holder of the Note secured by the Mortgage, in the form of cash, certified or cashier’s check at the time and place of sale, or other form of security, at the sole discretion of the Trustees, the balance to be secured to the satisfaction of the Trustees. The balance in cash will be due at settlement which shall be within thirty (30) days after final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of Worcester County unless said period is extended by the Assignees, their successors or assigns for good cause shown, time being of the essence. Interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum shall be paid on unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The property will be sold subject to all conditions, liens, restrictions, and agreements of record affecting same, if any. Taxes, water charges, sanitary commission charges, assessments and liens or encumbrances for sewer, water, drainage, or other public improvements completed or commenced on or prior to the date of sale or subsequent thereto, if any, are to be adjusted and apportioned as of the date of sale and are to be assumed and paid thereafter by purchaser, whether assessments have been levied or not as of date of settlement. If applicable, the property is sold subject to the imposition of the Agricultural Transfer Tax set forth in the Maryland Code and which shall be purchaser’s sole responsibility. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, document preparation and title insurance shall be borne by the purchaser. If purchaser fails to pay the balance of the

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purchase price following ratification of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. If the Assignees are unable to convey good and marketable title to the property, the purchaser’s sole remedy at law or in equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Assignees. The improvements are being sold in an “AS IS” condition, with no warranties expressed or implied, with Purchaser responsible for any and all housing or zoning code violations. The risk of loss passes at date of sale. The Assignees reserve the right to reject any and all bids in their sole discretion. For information, please contact the undersigned at (410) 289-3553. Joseph E. Moore Christopher T. Woodley Assignees 3509 Coastal Highway Ocean City, Maryland 21842 OCD-8/1/3t __________________________________ WILLIAMS, MOORE, SHOCKLEY & HARRISON LLP REGAN J.R. SMITH ESQ 10441 RACETRACK ROAD, SUITE 2 BERLIN, MD 21811

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 15268 NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Orphans’ Court of Dauphin County, PA appointed Richard M. Pickel, 1847 Bonnie Blue Lane, Middletown, PA 17057; JoAnn F. Stine, 491 Hamilton Drive, Middletown, PA 17057; and Steven C. Wilds, 508 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17108 as the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Ruth J. Pickel who died on April 07, 2013 domiciled in Pennsylvania, America. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Regan J.R. Smith, Esq. whose address is 10441 Racetrack Road, Unit 2, Berlin, MD 21811. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Worcester County. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Worcester County with a copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred.

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Richard M. Pickel JoAnn F. Stine Steven C. Wilds Foreign Personal Representatives Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: August 08, 2013 OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________

Grill & OC Steamers 4507 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: August 21, 2013 @ 1:00 P.M. The Board welcomes written or oral comment at said public hearing from any interested party. WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS OCD-8/8/2t __________________________________

McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361

McCabe, Weisberg & Conway LLC 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 800 Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-490-3361

Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Gary L. Hudson AKA Gary Lee Hudson and Michele A. Hudson AKA Michele Ann Hudson Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C13000519

Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et al., Substitute Trustees Plaintiffs vs. Rafael G. Fortin and Rolenda Reyes-Fortin Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23C12001513

NOTICE ORDERED, this 23rd day of July, 2013 by the Circuit Court of Worcester County, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 706 Cedar Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 26th day of August, 2013 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 19th day of August, 2013, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $67,829.17. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-8/1/3t __________________________________

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Request by Ocean Taps, LLC, Trading as Tap House On The Bay Bar & Grille And OC Steamers, located at Condominium Land Unit 4, 4507 Coastal Highway; to relocate the existing Beer & Wine retail market to Condominium Land Unit 3, 4601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland. CLASS “B” BEER-WINELIQUOR License, 7 Day. By Avraham Sibony, 12501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. For: Ocean Taps LLC For the premises known as and located at: T/A: Tap House on the Bay Bar &

NOTICE ORDERED, this 30th day of July, 2013 by the Circuit Court of WORCESTER COUNTY, Maryland, that the sale of the property at 131 Hingham Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811 mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported by Laura H.G. O’Sullivan, et. al, Substitute Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 2nd day of September, 2013 next, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said County once in each of three successive weeks before the 26th day of August, 2013, next. The report states the amount of sale to be $246,087.00. Stephen V. Hales CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, P.A., Attorneys 11350 McCormick Road Executive Plaza III, Suite 200 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Thomas P. Dore, et al as Substituted Trustees Plaintiffs VS. Frederick Mccutchan Jacqueline Mccutchan Defendants IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY CASE NO. 23-C-13-000221

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 31st day of July, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County that the sale of the property being described in the


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above-mentioned proceeding, known as 11900 119th Street, Unit 401, aka 11900 Coastal Highway, Unit 401, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by Thomas P. Dore, Mark S. Devan, Gerard F. Miles, jr., Erin Gloth and Christine Drexel, Substituted Trustees, be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 2nd day of September, 2013, 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 26th day of August, 2013. The Report states the amount of sale to be $350,000.00. 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-8/8/3t __________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Roof Replacement Worcester County Library Snow Hill Branch Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for replacing the wood roof shingles at the Snow Hill Branch Worcester County Library located at 307 North Washington Street in Snow Hill, Maryland with asphalt roof shingles. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-632-1194 to request a package by mail. Interested bidders are highly recommended to attend a pre-bid meeting and work site inspection at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Worcester County Library - Snow Hill Branch located at 307 North Washington Street in Snow Hill, Maryland 21863. During the Pre-Bid Meeting the project scope and Bid Documents will be discussed in depth and Bidders’ questions will be answered. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Office of the County Commissioners at Room 1103 Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked "2013 Worcester County Library Snow Hill Branch - Roof Replacement Bid" in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they deter-

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mine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to Ken Whited, Maintenance Superintendent, at 410-632-3766, cell 443-783-0046, email - kenwhited@ co.worcester.md.us, or Fax 410-6321753. Email correspondence is encouraged and will be binding. OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Roof Replacement Worcester County Library Berlin Branch Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for replacing the slate roof shingles at the Berlin Branch Worcester County Library located at 220 North Main Street in Berlin, Maryland with asphalt roof shingles. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-6321194 to request a package by mail. Interested bidders are highly recommended to attend a pre-bid meeting and work site inspection at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Worcester County Library Berlin Branch located at 220 North Main Street in Berlin, Maryland 21811. During the Pre-Bid Meeting the project scope and Bid Documents will be discussed in depth and Bidders’ questions will be answered. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Office of the County Commissioners at Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked "2013 Worcester County Library - Berlin Branch - Roof Replacement Bid" in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to Ken Whited, Maintenance Superintendent, at 410-632-3766, cell 443-

783-0046, email - kenwhited@ co.worcester.md.us, or Fax 410-6321753. Email correspondence is encouraged and will be binding. OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Purchase of Refuse Containers and Compactor Containers Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for the purchase of seven (7) 40 Cubic Yard Open Top Refuse Containers and three (3) 40 Cubic Yard Compactor Containers to be used by the Solid Waste Division of Public Works. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, may be obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-632-1194 to request a package by mail. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the above address, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked "Bid for Refuse Containers and Compactor Containers" in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Solid Waste Division of Public Works for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to Mike Mitchell, Solid Waste Manager, at 410-632-3177. OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Purchase of Cab & Chassis Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for the purchase of one (1) 2014 Model Cab & Chassis to be used by the Solid Waste Division of Public Works. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, may be obtained online at www.co.worcester. md.us or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-632-1194 to request a package by mail. Sealed bids will be

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accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the above address, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked "Bid for 2014 Model Cab & Chassis" in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Solid Waste Division of Public Works for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to Mike Mitchell, Solid Waste Manager, at 410-632-3177. OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Blacktop Surfacing of Roadways Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for county-wide surfacing of various sections of roadways in Worcester County to be completed by November 15, 2013 and requiring approximately 9,317 Tons of Superpave 9.5 mm Bituminous Concrete for paving of roughly 9.63 miles of road for the Worcester County Department of Public Works, Roads Division. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863-1195, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-632-1194 to request a package by mail. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the above address, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked "Blacktop Bid - Opening Date August 26, 2013" in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to


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Frank Adkins, Roads Superintendent, at 410-632-2244, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm. OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________ Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, Maryland 20705 240-473-5000 Jeffrey Nadel Scott Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, MD 20705 Substitute Trustees Plaintiff SUSAN D. FURST GERALD R. FURST JR 65 Boston Drive Berlin, MD 21811 Defendant(s) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND Civil No. 23-C-13-0007

NOTICE Notice is hereby given this 2nd day of August, 2013, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, that the sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings, made and reported, will be ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 2nd day of September, 2013, provided a copy of this notice be inserted in a weekly newspaper printed in said County, once in each of three successive weeks before the 26th day of August, 2013. The Report of Sale states the amount of the foreclosure sale price to be $234,662.41. The property sold herein is known as 65 Boston Drive, Berlin, MD 21811. Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-8/8/3t __________________________________ SMALL ESTATE

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 15270 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF JUDITH FERDINAND Notice is given that A. Jon Ferdinand, 5 Windjammer Road, Berlin, MD 21811, was on August 07, 2013 appointed personal representative of the small estate of Judith Ferdinand who died on July 12, 2013, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within six months after the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having claims against

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the decedent must serve their claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them 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) Thirty days 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 claim within thirty days from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Any claim not served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. A. Jon Ferdinand Personal Representative True Test Copy Register of Wills for Worcester County Charlotte K. Cathell 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: August 15, 2013 OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________ James E. Clubb, Jr., Esq. 108 N. 8th Street Ocean City, Maryland 21842

BELMONT TOWERS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION c/o Community Association Services, Inc. 18401 Woodfield Road, Suite H Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Plaintiff vs. RICHARD B. OLENICK 4950 Flagstone Drive Sarasota, FL 34238 Defendant IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY STATE OF MARYLAND CASE NO. 23-C-13-0676

NOTICE ORDERED, by the Circuit Court for Worcester County this 9th day of August, 2013, that the foreclosure sale of the property mentioned in these proceedings and described as 2 Dorchester Street, #303 Belmont Towers Residential Condominium, Ocean City, MD 21842, made and reported by James E. Clubb, Jr., Substitute Trustee, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 9th day of September, 2013 provided a copy of this order be inserted in some weekly newspaper printed in Worcester County, once in each of three successive weeks, before the 2nd day of September, 2013. The Report states the amount of the sale to be $1,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales

Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-8/15/3t __________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF: Kimberly Ann Johnson FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: Kimberly Ann Watts IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WORCESTER COUNTY Civil No.: 23-C-13-1065

NOTICE (Adult) (DOM REL 61) The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Kimberly Ann Johnson to Kimberly Ann Watts. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: Have been divorced. Would like my maiden name back. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 3rd day of September, 2013. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule I-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. A copy of this notice shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county/city at least fifteen (15) days before the deadline to file an objection. Stephen V. Hales CLERK True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, MD OCD-8/15/1t __________________________________

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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: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 At 7:00 pm To consider amending Article I, Code Section 110-2. Definitions: Building, height of. The vertical distance from base flood elevation grade to the highest point where the exterior walls meet the roof. The area above the maximum building height (attic) shall not be used for living purposes, which includes working, sleeping, eating, cooking or recreation, or a combination thereof unless specified otherwise within regulations. APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION – FILE #13-14100001 To consider amending Article V,

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Code Section 110-932 (b) (22) Shopping centers, shopping plazas, retail stores, personal service establishments and convenience food stores greater than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area: a) One space per 225 square feet gross floor area, except for movie theaters, which shall comply with the parking requirements as set forth in subsection (24), hereof. b) When restaurants, fast food establishments, cocktail lounges, taverns, nightclubs, or other establishments for the consumption of food or beverage on or off the premises are located in a shopping center: i) If these establishments, individually or in total, comprise less than 25 percent or less of the gross floor area of the shopping center, the parking requirements shall be that for shopping centers; ii) If these eating and drinking establishments, individually or in total, comprise more than 25 percent of the gross floor area of the shopping center, parking shall be provided for the gross floor area of those uses in excess of the 25 percent in accordance with their separate requirements. The parking calculations shall be computed for the retail and eating and drinking establishments separately and then combined. APPLICANT: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION – FILE #13-14100002 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 PAM GREER BUCKLEY, CHAIRPERSON WILLIAM E. ESHAM, III, ATTORNEY OCD-8/15/2t __________________________________

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