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Reduced property assessments mailed to resort residents “Petitions for review used to be a very rare thing. They have become much more popular because the market is down.” ROBERT SMITH state assessor for Worcester County

Values decline for nearly every parcel, leaving resort looking at$6million hole TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Ocean City property owners started the new year with good and bad tidings, depending on how they feel about having a lower property assessment. On the one hand, a lower assessment reflects a possible loss in value, while on the other, it could mean a bit of a tax break. Either way, the new assessments

were mailed out around Dec. 28 and nearly all of them are lower than in 2009. According to Robert Smith, the state assessor for Worcester County, the value of 97 percent of properties being assessed are going down, in part because of the number of unoccupied condos in the resort. Assessments on all residential units and commercial properties north of 25th Street are included in tax

bills for 2012. Smith expected to hear from people about their assessments now that the first working week of 2012 is over following the holidays. He said the number of peti-

tions for review submitted since December suggest the possibility that a more energetic real estate market is on the horizon, since most of the owners asking for a review contend their prop-

erty is worth more than the assessment shows. “At least 8 out of 10 petitions for review, people wrote that they thought their property was greater than final assessed value,” Smith said. “Petitions for review used to be a very rare thing. They have become much more popular because the market is down.” Assessments on properties are done every three years by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Next year, the rest of the northern end See CYMEK on Page 3

City recalculates stormwater fee to make it fair for all property owners TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer



While many were up early to make final preparations for the 18th annual Penguin Swim, to benefit Atlantic General Hospital, in uptown Ocean City, a few others visited the more serene downtown area on New Year’s Day. Those on the beach near the pier captured this spectacular sunrise.

(Jan. 6, 2012) A proposed annual fee to pay for stormwater renovations in Ocean City is being tweaked to make the cost fairer for condominium owners. The goal of the fee on impervious surfaces of a property is to raise $1.2 million each year to keep up with the $12 million in stormwater management costs the city would pay over the next decade, according to the Stormwater Feasability study conducted by the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. By completing a backlog of 50 projects to repair storm drains, pipes, and catch basins, the city could avoid polluting the ocean and bays with runoff from paved surfaces, according to a presentation during a council meeting on Nov. 1, by Joanne Throwe, director of the See CITY on Page 3


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City looks to tweak fee to make cost fairer for OC condo owners Continued from Page 1

University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. The council questioned whether a flat fee of $35 for all residential property owners was a fair way to cover the cost of those repairs, considering that condo unit owners would also pay that fee. The $35 fee was calculated as 2,500 square feet per impervious surface, or an environmental runoff unit, which is roughly the amount of surface a single house has. Since then, Environmental Engineer Gail Blazer came up with another formula that caps the costs for condo property owners while still coming up with the $1.2 million in revenue each year. Once the square feet of a condominium building’s impervious surface is calculated, the cost would be divided among the units in the building, with a cap at 30 environmental runoff units. Since most condos add up to less than 30 runoff units, the formula with a cap might include charging the entire development a total fee of $50 per unit instead of $35 to generate the necessary $1.2 million per year, Blazer said. “When I calculated it with the condos as residential paying the flat $35 fee per each unit, it was inequitable and not based on impervious surface,” Blazer said. “If we need this and we have to fund it, this is probably the most equitable way to do it.”

Her new formula just went to City Engineer Terry McGean, who will review it and then give it to the council for a second look during a work session in late January, Blazer said. “If this all gets approved, it will take a while to fine tune the database. There will also be administrative work to go through to make sure people can submit information for an appeal process,” Blazer said.

To calculate a model that would be equitable and still generate enough revenue for the $1.2 million, Blazer ran scenarios using a geographic information system to map the impervious surface based on aerial photos and parcel data. “It calculates the size of the parcel and the system can calculate what a shed and a sidewalk is,” Blazer said. It is more manageable to use this

system to calculate the amount of environmental surface units to charge for a commercial property in town, such as hotels. But residential property owners would still pay the flat annual fee of $35 as part of the proposal. “Instead of nitpicking and measuring every single family home shed or sidewalk, they decided to make it 2,500 square feet for every single family home,” Blazer said.

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of Worcester County will be assessed. That round includes Ocean Pines, Berlin and Ocean City’s commercial properties north of 25th Street. In 2013, the southern section of the county and much of West Ocean City will be assessed. Councilman Doug Cymek did his own tally of assessments of people he knew in the city, starting with his neighborhood of Caine Keys II, which runs from Old Landing Road to Channel Buoy road on the bayside. “I calculated their percentage of reduction in their assessment and then I did an average for the neighborhood, which was 17.75 percent,” Cymek said. “That in itself didn’t tell a whole lot. “Then I went [to the 14th-15th Street

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neighborhoods] in a residential area and found waterfront properties that were down 25 percent,” he said. Taking into account the range of assessment Councilman reductions he noticed around the city, Cymek Doug Cymek said he agreed with Smith’s average estimate of about 15 percent for the city. At the current property tax rate of $.395 per $100 of assessed value, Ocean City raised $40.7 million in property taxes in 2010-2011. That would leave the town with a loss of around $6 million in revenue. Last year, the council responded to falling revenues by voting 4-3 to cut benefits for new hires. That move prompted

opponents to suggest that the same thing could happen to existing employees if assessments dropped in 2012. “I’m not going to vote for that. We’ve been through that conversation,” Cymek said. Councilman Joe Hall said the council has done its best to stay away from current employee benefits and hoped the city economy would improve enough to make up for some of the lack of property tax revenue. “It’s going to be a challenging time, but I think 2012 is going to be the start of the upswing for Ocean City’s economy,” Hall said. “I think the first six months of the year people are going to have some anxiety, but then optimism will start to take over and we’ll have a better summer than last year.”

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Bunting retires after more than 31 years with resort police dept. (Jan. 6, 2012) Ocean City Police Sgt. William F. Bunting has retired after serving more than 31 years with the Ocean City Police Department.Sgt. Bunting was a member of the department from April 1973 to May 1977 and rejoined the department in August 1984. During his career with the department, Bunting served as a patrol sergeant, criminal investigations sergeant, narcotics sergeant and desk sergeant. Bunting also served in the United

States Coast Guard and was called to active duty as a reservist after 9/11. He also worked as a commercial lobster fisherman and in marine construction. “To my co-workers it has been an honor to have had the opportunity to work with such dedicated people,”Sgt. Bunting said. “I have spent 31 years with OCPD and have met some of the finest people.” Bunting’s plans now include enjoying golf, fishing, hunting and visiting his grandchildren.

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During an exercise with the new GildeScope video laryngoscope on Tuesday at Ocean City Fire Department headquarters on 15th Street, Firefighter/ Paramedic Eric Borneman, left, trains with Lt. Derrick Simpson on how to use the device to help patients breathe.

(Jan. 6, 2012) A 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was arrested after refusing a police order to leave the area of a fight in Ocean City last summer said her vacation was not the best. “It was just a vacation that went wrong,” Cindy Le of Allentown told Judge Thomas C. Groton III in Circuit Court in Snow Hill on Tuesday. Le was part of a crowd of people who were yelling after a fight near a 49th Street restaurant at about 2:40 a.m. July 5.

Some people left after police arrived, but Le continued to argue after being told at least twice to leave the area. Le’s defense attorney, John Francomano III, told the judge that his client was “screaming and being disorderly, but he added that her actions were an aberration. Le, a single mother of two who works in a nail salon, told Groton she had not been listening to the police officer who told her to leave. She was yelling, she said, because boyfriend was on the ground and was being arrested. “We were in Ocean City for July Fourth,” Le said. “We only had a couple of drinks.”

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City Council votes not to replace retiring police captain Bokinsky TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) The Ocean City Police Department will have one less captain on its command staff this year, as the City Council on Tuesday agreed not to replace Capt. Robert Bokinsky, who is retiring after 32 years of service. The council voted 4-2, with Councilman Joe Hall absent, to reform the command structure to include three captains as opposed to four. Councilmen Doug Cymek and Lloyd Martin opposed the decision. Tuesday’s public session was preceded by a closed meeting between Chief Bernadette DiPino and the council on the structural changes. Cymek, however, said the meeting left questions unanswered. “We spent less than an hour discussing this,” he said, noting that the year ahead promises budget cuts at a time when there is also a need to put more police on the streets. That, however, is what will happen by not filling Bokinsky’s captain’s billet. This move allowed the department to budget for another police officer on the street, DiPino said. “Right now we have as many people out on the road as we possibly can have. And in the summertime we actually put more out on the road,” DiPino said. “We are going to take a look at the budget


Bus accident injures 14 A collision in Whaleyville between a car and a tour bus carrying workers from a chicken processing plant on Tuesday left 14 people recovering at Atlantic General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Maryland State Police are investigating the crash, which occurred at 4:05 p.m., on Tuesday at Route 610, East of Peerless Road, according to the police report. A Holloway Transit Tour bus from Salisbury and a 2004 Honda Civic were driving in same lane, when the car slowed to prepare to enter a driveway. The bus driver could not stop in time and crashed into the car, injuring both drivers and the 12 people on the bus. “The bus was taking workers to a Mountaire


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Berlin rings in 2012 with the second year of its new tradition, counting down to the New Year with a dazzling ball lowered from a roof above Main Street. Hundreds of happy locals cheered as it changed colors and made its way to the street.


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Winterfest of Lights holiday spectacular breaks attendance record A total of 107,405 people visited illuminated displays at resort’s Northside Park LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) The Winterfest Express made its final voyage through the illuminated Northside Park on Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, wrapping up the 46-night Winterfest of Lights holiday spectacular. The 127th Street displays, which contained as many as 1 million lights and more than 100 twinkling, shining, glittering and animated scenes, were viewed by a record 107,405 people, according to Tom Shuster, director of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department. An average of 2,335 people rode the train through the park each night. This year’s overall total was an increase from the 84,230 passengers who took the 12-minute train ride last year when Winterfest of Lights was open for 44 days. Not only was overall ridership up last year, but total revenue also increased. Total revenue generated during the 2010-11 festival was $382,062, which is $51,191 or 15.5 percent more than the year before. On Tuesday, Shuster said organizers were still “crunching numbers” for sales volume and revenue of the 2011-12 festival. “This year’s attendance broke our preSee ATTENDANCE on Page 9


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2006, Winterfest of Lights was No. 2 in the country in the “America Online City Guide’s Top 11 Lighting Displays.” The Disney-MGM Studios display in Orlando topped the list. No new light displays were added this year, though some of the current ones were refurbished and upgraded. Many of the lights were replaced with LED (Light Emitting Diodes) bulbs, which, Shuster said, are energy efficient, have greater brilliance and are more vibrant than other lights. “They really make the displays look more holiday compelling,” he said. Crews began setting up the winter wonderland in mid-September. The opening ceremony took place Nov. 17. There is a different layout for the Winterfest of Lights displays each year in order to keep it fresh and exciting. It also challenges riders to find their favorite display in a new location. Some of the displays this year featured Santa, his sleigh and eight flying reindeer, the 12 Days of Christmas, the Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City, fairy tale characters, toy soldiers, crabs, “Jaws,” a penguin village and dinosaurs. The heated tent at Winterfest kept visitors warm while they waited for the Boardwalk trams to take them through the enchanted park. The tent was home to the Winterfest Village, where visitors found Yukon Cornelius’ Gift Shop filled with ornaments, stocking stuffers, souvenirs and holiday gifts. Visitors also had the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa, grab a snack or a warm beverage.




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Owner has until April to tear down aging buildings Worcester Commissioners declare decaying Snow Hill property a public nuisance NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Michael Ward has been working to demolish the old Sis’ Tavern and two others buildings in Snow Hill, so the Worcester County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give him more time to complete the job. They had voted Dec. 6 to declare his property, on Route 12 across from the old Pusey’s Country Store, a public nui-

sance because of the three decaying buildings, including the former tavern, on it. Part of the tavern’s roof had caved in and the remaining portions of the roof were showing signs of impending collapse. Behind the tavern were two buildings, one of which had collapsed. The other was nearing collapse. If a property is declared a public nuisance and the person responsible for it fails to improve it and does not request a hearing, the commissioners may have county employees go to the property and clean it up at the owners’ expense. Ward had requested a hearing and on Tuesday, he told the commissioners

he has been working on the project. “I do agree it needs to be torn down,” said Ward, who added that he had planned to do it this year. “I wasn’t aware of the urgency.” The main problem, he said, is that the water pump is somewhere in the bar, but he has not found it. After he finds it and removes it, he would demolish the building, he said. A new pump box would be built because the pump is needed for a house. The commissioners then voted to give Ward until April 1 to abate the nuisance. “This will be your New Year’s resolution,” Commissioner Judy Boggs told Ward.

Assateague Island Alliance discusses nearby parks Free monthly program is part of group’s ‘Second Sundays at the Seashore’ (Jan. 6, 2012) January is a time of fresh starts, new ideas, new adventures and activities. Everyone has tried and true favorite activities and places to explore, but how about something different this month? What are the places you have not yet explored that might be of interest? Join Assateague Island Alliance,

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Tickets now on sale for Springfest 2012 live performances NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Ocean City celebrates the start of the season with the 22nd annual Springfest, the four-day festival filled with arts and crafts, live entertainment and food, all at the inlet lot and beach May 3-6. Admission to Springfest is free. Tickets are now on sale for country star Loretta Lynn, ’80s sensations Eddie Money and Survivor, and the Fabulous Hubcaps, all of whom will headline Springfest entertainment. Lynn is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4. As millions who read her 1976 autobiography or saw its Oscarwinning 1980 film treatment are aware, is a “Coal Miner’s Daughter” with a string of top hits. Tickets for her Springfest show range from $25 to $55. Eddie Money and Survivor will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Tickets range from $20 to $45. The Fabulous Hubcaps will return to the Springfest stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Tickets for this show cost $5 and $10. Tickets for all three shows are on sale at the Ocean City convention center Box Office on 40th Street from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at



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Candlelight vigil, fundraisers planned for hospitalized toddler TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) A candlelight vigil will be held on 142nd Street on Saturday to pray for the 19-month-old Ava DelRicco, who was hospitalized after car crash near there on Dec. 16. The gathering spot will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the parking lot of the Taylor Bank on 142nd Street. It was there on Coastal Highway that the car being driven by her mother, Anne Marie, was stopped at a traffic light when it was struck by a pickup truck traveling at least 60 miles per hour. The impact

knocked the DelRicco’s car 100 feet forward, folded its body onto itself and trapped Ava in the back seat in a car seat. Since that day, Ava Ava DelRicco has been recovering from head trauma in a medically induced coma at Pediatric Trauma Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Councilman Doug Cymek, who was on the scene of the accident that day, said the child is recovering on a respirator but encouraged people to attend and pray for her full recovery.

“Please bring a candle with you. I think the weather is going to cooperate and be a little warmer. We have had some nice people offer to provide coffee for everyone. If you could come out and say a few prayers that would be good,” Cymek said. Also on Jan. 7, the Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street will donate 10 percent of its sales from 7 p.m. to close to her fund. Another benefit for the DelRiccos, called Exercise for Ava, will be held on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5, at Gold’s Gym in Gold Coast Mall. The benefit is being organized by Shera Cadalzo of the Bod-

ies in Motion gymnastics program for children aged 18 months and up. “We are holding the benefit from 1-4 p.m., on both days,” Cadalzo said. “We would like people to bring their kids to exercise. Any donations they can bring would be great.” There will also be a face painter and Cadalzo is trying to arrange for food from a local restaurant. For any questions about Exercise for Ava, contact Shera Cadalzo at 862-207-2114. To make donations for Ava’s recovery or to wish the DelRicco family well, visit the DelRicco Benefit Fund Web site at


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Alleged child porn offender maintains taxi license TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) An Ocean City taxi service owner who faces child pornography charges had his cab license returned to him last week by the Ocean City Traffic Commission after Ocean City Police took it away from him. Casino Express Taxi owner Laurence Bode, 60, was arrested on Laurence Bode Dec. 20 for 16 counts related to possessing and distributing child pornography. After his arrest, Ocean City Police sent a letter to Bode suspending his license because of the circumstances, which Chief Bernadette DiPino contended is in accordance with the town charter. The charter, however, allows an accused party a hearing before the Traffic

Commission, which consists of council members Doug Cymek, Jim Hall and Lloyd Martin. Bode asked for such a hearing and got one on Dec. 28. Cymek recused himself from the vote, but Hall and Martin voted for him to keep his taxi license since he was accused of a crime but had yet to be proven guilty, Martin said. “Taking somebody’s livelihood away because they are accused of something would be the wrong thing to do,” Martin said. “If he is convicted of a felony, he may lose his taxi license. But that is after the trial. We were trying to decide whether he is a public safety risk. Being accused of something does not make you a public safety risk.” Bode’s arrest followed an investigation begun in July 2010 by Department of Homeland Security Investigations officials, who informed local police that they believed the Ocean City resident

was distributing child pornography via the Internet. Bode is charged with two counts of distributing child pornography, two counts of distributing obscene matter, and 12 counts of possession of child pornography. After his arrest, Bode was released from Worcester County Jail on Dec. 21, after making bail. His bail was reduced from $100,000 to $50,000 at his arraignment. Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby said a factor in the decision by Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Thomas C. Groton III was that the investigation by Homeland Security Investigations took several months but investigators saw no need to take Bode into custody until Dec. 20. A criminal motions hearing for Bode is set for Feb. 10, and a jury trial is scheduled for March 6 at Worcester County Circuit Court in Snow Hill.

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Forfeiture funds update Ocean City Police Chief Bernadette DiPino presented an update on the department’s forfeiture accounts, which comes from seizure of assets from criminals. The OCPD has $19,678 in its federal forfeiture account and $88,463 in its state forfeiture account. The department must follow several guidelines on how it can spend the money. In 2011, the OCPD used some of the money to pay for additional K-9 dogs, items for IT and Tasers.

Golf advertisement The Ocean City Council approved $20,000 to pay for new golf television advertisements, following a proposal by Tourism Department Director Deborah Turk. The money will pay for sponsorship of Bobby Vermillion’s Golfing the Mid-Atlantic show. As part of the plan, another sponsor of the golf show, Pam's Ocean City Golf Getaways, will begin offering Eagle’s Landing Golf Course as part of its package golf tourism deals. “This is a chance to advertise not just Continued on Page 13

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Capt. Bokinsky retires Mayor Rick Meehan commemorated a “great occasion and somber occasion,” when he presented the key to the city to Capt. Robert Bokinsky in honor of his retirement from the Ocean City Police Department after nearly 32 years. Meehan called Bokinsky “one of the most respected members of the police department that I have ever known.” Bokinsky is moving to Pella, Iowa, to serve as its police chief.

Cigarette butt container To remind the council to fund beachside cigarette disposal containers this fiscal year, Terry Steimer of the Ocean City Surfrider Foundation wheeled in a cart filled with 26 pounds of cigarette butts, which were collected from mid-July to Labor Day. The council pledged to support Public Works Maintenance with around 52 cans, which could bring the number of cigarette butt receptacles back to the level of 200 that were damaged or misplaced for one reason or another. Mayor Rick Meehan also mentioned those cans might be added to the Boardwalk areas.

Stamp design contest under way (Jan. 6, 2012) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites Maryland waterfowl artists to enter the 38th annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. “Proceeds from the sale of these stamps help fund waterfowl and migratory game bird projects as well as much needed research,” said Patty Allen, Information & Education program manager for DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service. All entries must be the artist's original work, neither copied nor duplicated from any previously published paintings, drawings, prints, or photographs of the contestant, or any other artist. Each contestant may submit up to three entries. The entry fee, signed “Agreement to Enter” form,

and entries with completed identification forms attached to the back, must be received via mail by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest, Friends of Patuxent, Patuxent Research Refuge/National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, Md. 20708-4027. Entries will be judged at noon on March 25 in conjunction with the 23rd annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show at the National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel. Contestants and the public are invited to attend the contest judging. Admission is free. For a list of species eligible for depiction and full contest rules and forms, visit or contact Patricia Allen at 410-260-8537.


During Tuesday’s Ocean City Council meeting, Terry Steimer of the Ocean City Surfrider Foundation displays 26 pounds of cigarette butts, which he said adds up to 69,000 butts collected from the beach between mid-July and Labor Day weekend this summer.




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Moreprograms,more efficiency on tap at Atlantic Gen. Hospital Berlin facility spent nearly as much as it billed in the last fiscal year, CEO says TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer

RAVENS ROOST 44 HONORS KENDALLS “Members of the Year” Bob and Mary Kendall are recognized Dec. 17, during a Christmas party sponsored by Ravens Roost 44 in Ocean City. The Kendalls were nominated by Roost 44 member Sandy Taras for their continuous money raising efforts throughout the year for the club’s annual scholarship awards, which are presented to local high school seniors in June. Always traveling at their own expense to where Ravens players are scheduled to meet the public, they have obtained authentic autographed memorabilia that they raffle during the entire year. The Kendalls have raised thousands of dollars for the Roost scholarship fund. When complimented on their unselfishness and dedication, their reply is always, “It’s about the kids.”

(Jan. 6, 2012) Atlantic General Hospital’s patient response efficiency for 2011 increased over 2010 and the hospital plans to expand its services in 2012 despite financial constraints. According to a 2011 fiscal year report from Atlantic General Hospital President Michael Franklin during the Ocean City Council meeting on Jan. 3, the hospital spent nearly as much as it billed in the last fiscal year, ending the fiscal year in June 2011 with approximately $1.78 million. Only $139,848 of that came from billing revenue, while $1.65 million came from fundraisers such as the Penguin Swim and a host of other events. The hospital was still able to provide $8.5 million in 2011 for financial assistance such as medical bills, health fairs and free screenings. One of difficulties facing AGH is the growing number of Medicaid recipients the state is billing the hospital for under tax assessments.

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“That is something we are going to try and work with, to try and grow our services to meet the community’s needs while struggling with the state’s demands on the other side,” Franklin said. “It’s looking like over the next five years we are going to have an increase of about 13 million recipients of Medicaid, which is going to cause us to need another 5,000-10,000 physicians throughout the country to deal with that population.” Worcester County is becoming an attractive area for retirees and Franklin said 25 percent of the county’s population is over the age of 65. The hospital is working to become more efficient managing the needs of that population and with the emergency needs of the thousands of summer tourists. According to the report, the hospital’s patient flow increased from MaySeptember 2011 as compared with 2010. Part of that is due to expansion of the 10th Street with the addition of equipment such as X-Rays and lab equipment available to emergency personnel. In recognition of this, AGH received the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for quality improvement in 2011. “We’ve gotten a whole lot better at making sure that those people that are here visiting the resort, if they have an emergency, that they don’t spend the rest of their vacation in our emergency room,” Franklin said. During emergency medical situations in 2011 such as Hurricane Irene, Franklin said the hospital remained fully staffed. To help serve the community, 22 independent providers joined the hospital system in 2011. Other efforts to streamline service include switching to electronic records, and expanding telemedicine and its Web site at, which could remind patients and doctors to keep track of their health care needs. “It’s a way of making sure that health and wellness improves in community as well as health care,” Franklin said. Franklin also outlined statistics that Worcester County is behind the rest of Maryland and the national average in a number of areas. These areas include a comparatively high rate of smoking among Worcester County teens, a higher rate of cancer in the county, along with higher levels of obesity, binge drinking, cholesterol levels and of mental health issues. Worcester County also has a lower percentage of people with health care insurance than the rest of the state.

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COUNTY BRIEFS NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following topics during their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Housing rehab The commissioners awarded the work for the general rehabilitation of a singlefamily owner-occupied house in the Berlin area to Global Home Improvements, which had submitted the low bid of $67,991. The project is proposed to be funded through a combination of the state special loans program and the county’s current housing rehabilitation grant. They also approved the bid package for the rehabilitation of another singlefamily, owner-occupied home located in the Berlin area. This project is proposed to be funded through the county’s current housing grant.

Gum Point ramp The commissioners awarded the work for engineering services at Gum Point boat ramp and the finger pier design to George E. Young III of Pocomoke City, who submitted the low bid of $4,500. Funds of $13,495.81 for the work are available through a Waterway Improvement Program grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Berlin Health Center The commissioners grant the request of Public Works Director John Tustin to award the work to complete repairs at the Berlin Health Center to Pritchett Controls at a cost of $31,171. The county Health Department is committing $27,171 to augment the county’s budgeted funds. Pritchett Controls had served as the county’s sole source provider for professional services and mechanical repair since May 2010. The company inspected, tested and balanced the HVAC equipment and associated ductwork as part of its work that was approved by the county in April 2011. The company has since summarized repair recommendations for the deficient conditions. The $31,171 will be used for those repairs, which are needed to improve the indoor air quality.

Ocean Pines meters The commissioners granted Tustin’s request to purchase 500 new water meter registers for Ocean Pines. The original automated meter reading system in Ocean Pines was installed in 1999. Tustin said the need to replace meters would be a continuing occurrence and he wanted to purchase the new meters “so when we find a deficient meter, we can replace it on the spot.” updated every friday


Plan Maryland passage offers funding for smart growth TOM RISEN ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Plan Maryland, the state’s ambitious Smart Growth land use policy, went into in effect on Dec. 19 by virtue of an executive order issued by Gov. Martin O’Malley and Worcester County officials are assessing what its local impact might be. If anything is certain, it is that Maryland counties have the option of submitting land use designations to the state this year. How that will be done or what happens beyond that remains to be seen. “It’s tough to tell since the plan is rather vague,” said Ed Tudor, county director of the Department of Development Review and Permitting. “We have to designate planning areas, but there is no criteria how that will be based or how to do it. It says that criteria will be developed.” O’Malley introduced the plan to curb developmental sprawl, to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay and to preserve more than

400,000 acres of forests and farmland that could otherwise be developed by 2035. “It’s Maryland’s first long-range, sustainable growth plan, which will serve as a tool for targeting state resources with maximum transparency to encourage smarter growth,” O’Malley said in a statement. In rural areas such as Worcester County, the plan seeks to preserve farmland and wetlands and to encourage planned development in “cities and towns where development would be most beneficial,” said Raquel Guillory, spokeswoman for O’Malley. Although some critics have decried Plan Maryland as a state takeover of local zoning authority, Guillory said that is not the case. Participation in the plan by counties is voluntary, although a county’s decision to go in another direction would have consequences. “If it [the plan] does not fall under the authority of the state now, then it won’t in the coming years,” Guillory said. “What

Plan Maryland says is that the poor planning decisions will no longer be supported with state resources.” More bluntly, it is likely there would be no state money or aid of any kind to support projects that don’t fit into the smart growth developmental envelope as established by the counties and accepted by the state. “Another example is historic and cultural areas,” Tudor said. If such an area is not designated accordingly in the county’s comprehensive plan, historic preservation funding might be withheld. “We are going to nominate these areas, but the final approval on those proposals will be up to the state,” he said. The General Assembly begins on Jan. 11, and for that 90 days politicians and lobbyists from across the state both supporting and criticizing the plan have said they will watch developments and statements related to development options Plan Maryland.

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Land Use Change 2002-2010 Acres Percent

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Following numbers in OC tax rate talks Now that the new property assessments for Ocean City have been mailed and, most likely, received, City Hall and resort taxpayers know exactly where they stand. The guesswork and speculation about how much this round of reassessments could affect the municipal treasury is over as real numbers come into play. The only thing taxpayers don’t know is how City Hall plans to respond to a revised tax base that will, because of an average decline of 15 percent in assessed property values, produce about $6 million less than it did last year. That is, of course, based on the current tax rate. What the new rate will be for the coming fiscal year is anyone’s guess at the moment. Although each member of the council is declaring his or her intention to take the fiscally conservative route, the proof of that conservatism will be in the numbers each produces. It won’t be enough to tell taxpayers that their tax bill will be the same as last year’s, considering that the value of their homes has dropped by tens of thousands – and in some cases, hundreds of thousands – of dollars. Council members will have to do better than that – they’ll have to show property owners some savings, and they’ll have to do it without giving them that same old scary choice of doing without police or fire protection or some other essential service. Obviously, government has fixed expenses that have to be covered, but its situation is no different than that of private citizens, whose income and expenses also aren’t evening out like they used to do. As City Hall moves into budget mode and the arguments begin about what can be done and what can’t, taxpayers will be able to tell who stands for what by following the numbers.

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Knight questions Hall’s comments Editor, During a recent interview, [Ocean City] Council President Jim Hall touts his conservatism and states he has no regrets as he reflects on 2011. A conservative is one who is cautious with taxpayers’ money, believes in limited government intervention and, most importantly, is fiscally responsible. President Hall and his majority were not conservative in 2011. They first eliminated most of the town’s commissions, allowing them to micro-manage many aspects of municipal government. Then the fiscal irresponsibility began: n Six positions that were previously approved for new police officers were retracted, costing the taxpayer between $65,000 and $70,000. n The Defined Benefit Pension Plan was closed, costing the taxpayer an estimated $325,000 in the first fiscal year, not including the costs for all the additional actuarial studies required. The benefits wrought by this plan for our current taxpayer will not occur until 20 years from now, 2032, when the savings begin to be realized. n The forced resignation of City Manager [Dennis] Dare will cost approximately $250,000 by the time this debacle concludes. That is about $640,000 out of the taxpayers’ pockets in this regrettable year. If the mayor had

GOT MAIL? Mail your letter to All letters are subject to editing for clarity and potentially libelous material. not vetoed the original ordnances pertaining to healthcare and retirement changes, Jim Hall’s majority would have cost the taxpayer another $1.5 to $2 million. These are real numbers that would add substantially to the tax rate this majority says they are committed to preserving. Continuing, President Hall takes credit for being down 120 employees — an accomplishment by Dare and the council prior to Jim Hall’s presidency. As a true fiscal conservative and member of the minority with Council Secretary [Lloyd] Martin and Councilmember [Doug] Cymek, who voted against these poorly planned costly motions, I pledge to continue the fight during this very important upcoming budget, and to maintain the current tax rate while preserving all the services our citizens expect and deserve. Mary Knight Ocean City council member

Thanks from the Noel Community Editor, The Noel Community extends a thank you to places of worship, individuals, businesses and civic groups for the overwhelming sup-

port for our 14th Annual Christmas Dinner. We are especially grateful to Father David Dingwall and St. Paul’s by-the Sea for hosting the dinner; to Deacon Carl Mosley for his constant spiritual leadership; to the many businesses and civic groups for supplying food, making generous monetary donations and sponsoring toy, toiletry and food drives; to the local media for publicizing our event; to all the individuals and churches for donating toys, food, desserts, toiletries and monetary gifts; and to everyone for volunteering their time. The Noel Community served more than 1,300 free meals on Christmas, including carry-outs and deliveries to individuals who otherwise would be lonely or hungry. We provided toys, toiletries, hats and clothing. We prepared hot meals for police officers, fire personnel and other public servants working on Christmas Day. The Noel Community appreciates the generous support from Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Berlin, Bishopville, Selbyville, Fenwick and surrounding neighborhoods that allowed us to make the Christmas celebration special for many in our community. Noel Community will continue See READERS’ FORUM on Page 17

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to expand its outreach, serving free breakfast and carryout lunch at a local food pantry with the leftover supplies and funds. Your generosity allowed the Noel Community volunteers to prepare breakfast and/or lunch every Saturday, and on seven additional weekdays, providing 6,300 meals/sandwiches in 2011. These meals are needed and appreciated by those we serve. Thanks to your support, we are able to assist individuals and families in meaningful ways. Faithfully Yours, The Noel Committee

Letter to federal Reserve Bank Chairman The following was written (in jest) to Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Benjamin Bernake: Dear Chairman Bernanke, I am writing this letter hoping you will help me. I understand that you have recently acknowledged that in 2008 the Federal Reserve loaned Wall Street bankers $1.2 trillion (maybe more, depending on who is talking). Through no fault of their own, other than numerous risky and some potentially illegal investment schemes, they had mismanaged their money and ended up in a terrible way and you were kind enough to understand their predicament and loan them this money, since apparently the $600 billion in TARP money they had already received was not enough to get them out of hot water. I am pleased to see that you have such a big heart, and I am hoping that I too can take advantage of your kindness. You see, through no fault of my own, other than a chronic illness, I too am in a difficult financial spot. In 2007 I bought a handicapped accessible house, believing that I may be in a wheelchair within a few years (which thankfully has not yet occurred). Unfortunately, the same bursting of the housing bubble that caused you to loan the banks $1.2 trillion meant that I was unable to sell my old house. Shame on me for not realizing that that there was a housing bubble that was about to burst. As I previously mentioned, I have a chronic illness and I am only able to work part time, so money became pretty tight. I thought I had a buyer for my old house, unfortunately, the couple decided not to buy the house since his company was experiencing massive layoff and will be moving out soon for a cheaper place to rent. It's so embarrassing to admit that again I did not see this coming. So now I am in the unfortunate position of having to ask my bank (for help). I had thought that was my only option, but since I learned … through Bloomberg News that the Federal Reserve will loan money without regard to bad decisions made by those doing the borrowing, I feel hopeful that you will make a sizable loan to me as well. Of course, I am not a large bank, so I am only asking for $1 billion, quite a bit less than what you so generously loaned those deserving banks. I realize that what I'm asking is out of the ordinary and the Federal Reserve does not typically loan money to a pri-

vate citizen. However, since you had made those bank loans discreetly and managed to keep it that way for many years, I'm assuming you will keep our loan agreement discreet as well. Also, I assume that you will make the loan to me at the same 0.001 percent interest rate that you gave the banks. Once I have paid off my mortgages, I promise to use the remaining funds to purchase T-Bills at about 3 percent interest rate. This will enable me to pay back the loan and make a sizable profit - the same profit you allowed the big banks to make from the loan you gave them. Obviously I have no financial power and perhaps I am not too big to fail, but my financial failure would be catastrophic...nonetheless. I am 50 years old and have worked most of my life since I was 16, have obeyed the laws and been a productive member of society. True, I have made some faulty financial decisions, but I am hopeful that you will overlook those as you did the banks and

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Diakonia crisis shelter prepares for 40th anniversary celebration NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Diakonia, the crisis shelter in West Ocean City, is seeking people who have used its services or volunteered there as plans are underway for its 40th anniversary celebration. “We’d like to know how their lives were touched,” Claudia Nagle, the shelter’s executive director, said Monday. Stories of those people could be published as part of the anniversary event. “We’re planning events to celebrate,” Nagle said. An open house will be held, but other details or events are still being worked out and should be known by the end of the month, she said. Established by the Mennonite Church in 1972, Diakonia is best known for providing shelter, but its staff also provides counseling and other assistance. The shelter’s emergency food pantry is its fastest growing program. In the last three years, the need for its services has grown substantially. In an average month, the pantry supplies 1,300 bags of food for the needy. In November, more than 3,000 food bags were provided. “The majority of food for housing and the pantry comes from donations,” Nagle said.

Schools, churches, organizations and businesses hold drives to provide the needed food and individuals also donate. The Casino at Ocean Downs held a threeweek food drive before Christmas. “It’s a real community effort,” she said. There will be a continuing effort to keep the pantry stocked so it may be used as an outreach program to prevent homelessness. A case manager will talk to anyone picking up food to determine if Diakonia can offer additional services. “We know the key is to keep people in homes if we can so they don’t have to come into emergency housing,” Nagle said. “Once they’ve lost everything, it’s more difficult to move into permanent housing.” Diakonia’s staff is also working with people in the community to provide classes for the shelter’s current residents. A class about nurturing and parenting provided through the Worcester County Health Department began in the fall. A nutrition class is being provided now by Priority Partners, an insurance company, and a class on budgeting and financial literacy will begin in the spring. “We’re looking at the possibility of other classes, depending on the need,” Nagle said. The shelter has a continuing need for funds, food, including fresh vegetables and meats, and other necessities such as paper products, cleaning supplies and


Claudia Nagle, Diakonia crisis center executive director, discusses plans for the upcoming 40th anniversary celebration of the West Ocean City facility.

other household items. Items not used at the shelter are sold in the shelter’s thrift shop, Used to Be Mine, on Route 611. The shop’s proceeds support the shelter’s budget. Diakonia could also use volunteers to work in the thrift shop, to assist in meal preparation and to volunteer in the food pantry.

Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to Diakonia, 12747 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City, Md. 21842. For more information or to volunteer, call the shelter at 410-213-0923 or visit the Web site at Former guests and volunteers willing to relate their remembrances of Diakonia may call or email

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Commissioners vote for study of Ocean Pines operations facility Salisbury engineering firm will examine feasibility of expanding or replacing it NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Worcester County Commissioner Madison Bunting cast the sole opposing vote Tuesday when the other commissioners agreed to spend up to $6,000 for a feasibility study at the Ocean Pines wastewater treatment facility. The Salisbury engineering firm of George, Miles & Buhr will perform the study on the operations center building to examine the feasibility of expanding or replacing it so it could have improved spaces for offices, meetings, lab work and

crews plus support spaces for a staff of up to 20 people. Bunting, whose district includes part of Ocean Pines, opposed the expenditure because although funds are available for the study, funds are not available for the construction of a new building and changes could be made to Critical Area laws before construction. If funds are spent now for the study and if regulations change, “the study will reflect what the laws are today,” Bunting said. “Wait until you have the money to do the work.” Because the study would take fewer than 60 days, Bunting said it could be done later. To do it now could be a waste of money, he said. Commissioner Judy Boggs, whose entire district is Ocean Pines, pressed for the expenditure because the Ocean Pines

Water and Wastewater Advisory Board unanimously approved it. That board, she said, “is a very conservative group” and the project had been on the drawing board for many years. “The advisory board is very tightfisted,” she said. “And they’re in favor of it.” Boggs also said no one would be going into debt for the $6,000 expense because “Ocean Pines people paid into the fund.” She was referring to the ratepayers of the Ocean Pines Sanitary Service Area. Public Works Director John Tustin said the study is needed because “the operations area is antiquated and out of date.” He also said Dart Way, the former chairman of the ocean Pines Water and Wastewater Advisory Board who died in 2009, had recommended it and if a larger, more efficient building were con-

structed, it could be used to monitor other treatment plants. It could be a regional facility. Deputy Public Works Director John Ross said he and others hope the engineering firm would “give us guidance on what we want to do.” The firm would also recommend whether a new maintenance building would be needed, how many square feet of space would be needed for different areas. “We’re really starting very much on square one,” said Ross, who added that county staff did not have the knowledge to do the feasibility study. The commissioners voted for the county staff to do as much work as they could on a study before having the engineering firm work on it at a cost not to exceed $6,000, although they should attempt to negotiate a lower price.

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Hospital, worship centers partnership leads to improved health Started at Berlin hospital, faith-based program aims to promote healthy living NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) A faith-based partnership to promote healthy lifestyles started by Atlantic General Hospital has more than doubled the number of worship centers participating. “It’s one of the best things that’s happened in a long time,” said Chaplain Gail Mansell, who helped start “Vision of the Possible” just over one year ago with seven worship centers. Fifteen are now participating and it is hoped that number would increase. Mansell described the first year as wonderful and invigorating. “It’s taking all I do and learn and pulling it out of the hospital environment and sharing it with us in the community, people of the land,” she said. Approximately 23 people attending Coastal Sanctuary Church on Friendship Road near Berlin participate regularly in the church’s monthly program following the church service. The church’s health ambassador distributes printed information about how to have healthy lifestyles and how to improve fitness levels. Some church members have started exercising regularly and some joined a gym. “Our group has had monthly blood pressure checks, weight screening and we’ve made referrals testing for diabetes and elevated cholesterol,” Pastor Carolyn Francis said Tuesday. During the past year, a couple of cases of illness were identified. Church members had been unaware they had diabetes, high levels of cholesterol and hypertension. “Now they’re not only being treated, they’re taking responsibility for health care because now they’re informed consumers,” Francis said. Although some people do not participate in the health-related get togethers after church, everyone in the congregation is a part of “Vision of the Possible” because Francis discusses health from the pulpit. “I’ve infused healthcare into my ser-

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Thompson seeks public input on Yacht Club, Country Club proposals General Manager has plans to rebuild both Ocean Pines facilities NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Ocean Pines General Manager Bob Thompson will seek public input this month on his proposal to rebuild the Yacht Club and Country Club. Thompson wants to rebuild the Yacht Club at a cost of $2.5 million and he wants to rebuild the Country Club at a cost of $3.4 million. He will hold separate meetings on each proposal. Thompson presented his plans for the two facilities during the Dec. 6 board meeting and again during a public information session Dec. 10. He recommended new buildings because of the poor condition of the present facili-

ties and because different configurations of those buildings are expected to improve business. His proposal calls for a new Yacht Club with Bob Thompson open air dining beneath it and a spacious deck in front of it. That level would also have a bar and an indoor and outdoor kitchen with a grill. A separate bar would serve the pool area. The second floor, which would be glass, would include two bridal suites and a dining area for 200. The new building would be built farther back from the water than the existing facility to take advantage of the site so more dining could take place outside. The building would also be shifted slightly to give guests a direct view of the Ocean City skyline. The site change would also place it closer to the Mumford’s pool so guests there could walk over for lunch.

The new Yacht Club would be operated primarily as a seasonal restaurant although catered events would be held there year round. He also proposed demolishing the present Country Club and cart barn and replacing both with one building. The lower level would house the carts and a pro shop while the upper level would having space for dining and meetings. To help pay for it, he proposed selling 10 waterfront lots on part of one hole of the course. The present 19th hole, an extra hole, would be put in use and other holes could be tweaked if necessary. During the Dec. 20 meeting, the board passed a motion by Director Bill Wentworth directing Thompson to “solicit additional input through focus groups and community awareness sessions in order to make appropriate adjustments or modifications to the concept drawings.” After soliciting the input, Thompson is to seek the board’s approval to “pro-

ceed with the design work necessary to solicit firm lump sum bids, from qualified contractors, for the replacement of the Yacht Club and the Country Club facilities at a price not to exceed $50K per structure.” Furthermore, the board directed Thompson to proceed with soil borings, sites plans or other tests and preparations for informational purposes to complete documents needed for the bid package. Thompson will also seek further information about proposed changes to the golf course’s layout, which includes the relocation of hole No. 10, and he will look into the cost and possibility of developing some canal-front lots. To do that, he must determine the costs of extending infrastructure, utilities and a road. Detailed information about the evaluations of both buildings and Thompson’s proposals for them may be found See GM on Page 23

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(Jan. 6, 2012) The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is restoring the Adopt-A-Park program. Individuals, various groups and community organizations are invited to adopt one of eight established parks included in the program. After adopting a park, groups would be expected to commit to caring for the park for a period of two years. Multiple groups may join as one unit to adopt a park. They would help maintain the parks by picking up litter, spreading mulch and wood chips and doing a bit of landscaping. They would be expected to pick up litter at least four times each year, with major cleanups in the spring and fall of each year. Volunteers are also encouraged to recycle appropriate materials. To recognize the individual or group doing the volunteer work, Ocean Pines would place their name on an Adopt-aPark sign at the selected park. The original Adopt-a-Park program started in 2001 and was based on a nationwide program used by communities to help maintain and improve certain open areas. At that time, the commitment period was for three years. Parks that may be adopted now are Bainbridge Park, Bridgewater Park, Huntington Park, Manklin Meadows Park, Pintail Park, Robin Hood Park, Somerset Park and Terns Landing Park. Anyone interested in learning more about the program or volunteering to be part of it should contact Sonya Bounds, the director of the Recreation and Parks See EIGHT on Page 23

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GM hopes to put projects out to bid in March Continued from Page 22



Carpenters, from left, Kelly Alexander, Sean Adams and Doug DeGrange, hammer 5 -inch ring-shank nails into new planks on the Boardwalk downtown. RBCI of Easton, which was awarded the contract for a new Boardwalk, started the work in November. The daily goal is to extend the walkway 35 to 40 feet per day. They expect to complete their phase of the work, extending the new Boardwalk to Somerset Street, February. Other carpenters are working on the northern section of the Boardwalk. RBCI plans to recycle the old planks.

Eight Pines parks available for adoption by individuals, groups Continued from Page 22

Department, at 410-641-7052. In addition to the groups that will be adopting parks, each member of the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee will be checking on the parks. Committee members selected their parks during Tuesday night’s meeting at the Community Center. They would “just observe what needs to be done,” Chairman Roy Foreman said. They would also, however, write a list of things that need to be done on their selected parks and the committee would

prioritize those items to take to the board of directors. “We can only tell them what we think should be done,” Foreman said. Committee member Tres Denk quickly adopted Bainbridge Park because he goes there nearly every day. He showed photographs he had taken of areas in the park needing attention. “The crushed two-by-fours that line the paths were run over with a front-end loader,” said Denk, who added that trails do not need to be marked and the timbers were not keeping people on the

trail anyway. Denk also said leaves should be removed from the trails at Bainbridge Park. Their very existence tells him the trails are seldom used. “Usually, trails maintain themselves by people walking on them,” he said. Committee members decided to look at their chosen parks this month. Then during their February meeting, they would look at the written reviews and decide about any possible actions. They would then decide whether a subgroup is needed to look at the community’s trails.

Christmas tree drop-off sites available county-wide (Jan. 6, 2012) The town of Ocean City will provide a Christmas tree drop-off site at the 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot. Trees may be placed in the northeast corner of the lot through Jan. 31. Remove all tinsel, ornaments and other non-wooden items from the tree. Trees collected at the site will be taken to

the county landfill, where they will be ground into mulch. Elsewhere in the county, the Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will accept trees through Jan. 14. Trees may be dropped off at the Central Landfill in Newark and both the Berlin and Pocomoke Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost to area residents only.


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Businesses and organizations selling trees will not be permitted to drop off trees at the convenience centers, but may take them to the Central Landfill where applicable tipping fees will be assessed. The trees will be ground into mulch for use as cover at the Central Landfill. For more info, contact Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at 410-632-3177.

on the Ocean Pines Association Web site, During Thompson’s Dec. 10 town hall-type meeting, he said it would be up to the board of directors to decide if they want the proposed projects to continue and he proposed the Yacht Club be done first. He said work could begin Jan. 2 on blueprints for bids and the projects would be put out to bid March 30, for more accurate costs. He set April 14 as the date to prepare for a referendum and July 15 as the date for the referendum results. Construction could begin Sept. 30.

MVA on Wheels returns to Ocean City next week (Jan. 6, 2012) The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s MVA on Wheels will return to Ocean City on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The MVA bus will be parked at the Public Safety Building on 65th Street and Coastal Highway. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following services are offered on the MVA bus: Renew a non-commercial drivers license; renew a Maryland photo identification card; obtain a duplicate drivers license; obtain a certified copy of a driving record; obtain disability placards; renew a vehicle registration; obtain substitute stickers; obtain duplicate registrations; return tags; change your name and/or address; register to vote and register as an organ donor. The MVA bus will next visit Ocean City on Feb. 7. Future visits in the coming months also include March 6, April 10, May 8 and June 12. For more information, call the MVA at 1800-950-1 MVA.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES' SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 413 COVINGTON ST. SNOW HILL, MD 21863 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Edward I. Bonneville, dated June 11, 1998 and recorded in Liber 2537, folio 59 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on JANUARY 23, 2012 AT 12:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON situated in Worcester Co., Maryland and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property is improved by a dwelling. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, easements, encumbrances and agreements of record affecting the subject property, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit in the form of cashier’s or certified check, or in such other form as the Substitute Trustees may determine, at their sole discretion, for $6,000 at the time of sale. If the noteholder and/or servicer is the successful bidder, the deposit requirement is waived. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., Maryland. Interest is to be paid on the unpaid purchase price at the rate of 8% per annum from date of sale to the date the funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees, if the property is purchased by an entity other than the noteholder and/or servicer. If payment of the balance does not occur within fifteen days of ratification, the deposit will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event settlement is delayed for any reason. Taxes, ground rent, water rent, and all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges to be adjusted for the current year to the date of sale, and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, shall be assumed by the purchaser from the date of sale. The purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of the ground rent escrow, if required. The purchaser is responsible for any amount in excess of $250.00 for outstanding water bills, if any, incurred prior to the date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, and all settlement charges shall be borne by the purchaser. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity

shall be limited to the refund of the deposit to the purchaser. Upon refund of the deposit, the sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. The purchaser at the foreclosure sale shall assume the risk of loss for the property immediately after the sale. (Matter #201007573) Deborah K. Curran, Laura H. G. O'Sullivan, Erin M. Brady, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-1/5/3t ___________________________________ 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 10513 CASH RD. BERLIN, MD 21811 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Dina M. Thorne and Steven Thorne dated September 27, 2006 and recorded in Liber 4791, Folio 313 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $355,500.00 and an original interest rate of 6.625% 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, Snow Hill, on JANUARY 18, 2012 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 $43,000 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 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 or if settlement is delayed for any reason. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year 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, and all other costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser.

All transfer taxes and settlement expenses 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. If ratification or settlement is delayed for any reason there shall be no abatement of interest. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If Purchaser fails to settle within ten days of ratification, he agrees to pay, attorneys’ fees in the amount of $750.00, plus costs, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to the address provided by said bidder at the time of the sale. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The 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 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. Seller agrees to pay Sub. Trustees a fee of $395.00 for their review of and consent to any motion to substitute purchaser. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-12/29/3t ___________________________________ MORRIS JAMES, LLP BETH B. MILLER 29 N. STREET, SUITE 100 DOVER, DE 19901-3832

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 14502 Notice is given that the Register of Wills court of Sussex County, DE appointed Lynwood P. Evans, 729 Chesapeake Place, Greenville, NC 27858 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Rena H. Evans who died on October 31, 2011 domiciled in Delaware, America. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is William H. Scott whose address is 10516 Bishopville Road, Bishopville, MD 21813. 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. Lynwood P. Evans Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: December 22, 2011 OCD-12/22/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14518 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ANN MAHASSEL Notice is given that Melina Bates, 307 139th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on December 19, 2011 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Ann Mahassel who died on March 18, 2011, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 19th day of June, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Melina Bates Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative:

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Legal Notices Ocean City Digest Date of publication: Jan. 5, 2012 OCD-1/5/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ESTATE NO. 14503 Notice is given that the Common Pleas court of Dauphin County, PA appointed Valerie E. G. Caggiano, 305 Village Way, Harrisburg, PA 17112 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Smyra C. Gekas who died on February 7, 2009 domiciled in PA, USA. The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Laura A. Melia whose address is 113 East Church St., Frederick, MD 21701. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Worcester. 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. Valerie E. G. Caggiano Foreign Personal Representative Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of first publication: December 29, 2011 OCD-12/29/3t ___________________________________


Thursday January 12, 2012 Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room 1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 12-01, on the application of Francis Hoffman, requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed left side yard setback from 6 feet to 4.7 feet (an encroachment of 1.3 feet) associated with a proposed detached garage incidental to an existing single family dwelling on a noncon-

forming lot of record in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1122(c)(1), ZS 1-206(b)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 12401 Windsor Road, approximately 850 feet west of the intersection of Tudor Road and Windsor Road, Tax Map 21, Parcel 6, Section C, Block 29, Lot 16, of the Cape Isle of Wight Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:35 p.m. Case No. 12-02, on the application of Hugh Cropper IV, Esquire, on the lands of Route 50 West Business Park, requesting a special exception to reconstruct a non-conforming sign in a C-2 General Commercial District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(3), ZS 1-122(d)(1), ZS 1-210(d)(3) and ZS 1-324, located on the north side of Ocean Gateway (US Route 50), at the intersection of MD Route 707 (Old Bridge Road) and Ocean Gateway, Tax Map 26, Parcel 400, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-12/29/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BOARD OF PORT WARDENS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 106, “Waterways,” Article II – “Shoreline Development” of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Port Wardens Ordinance of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD Thursday, January 12th, 2012 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to install a floating dock approximate size 5’ x 14’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 9203 Rusty Anchor Road, Unit 2 Parcel # 9537-A2-0-0115-100453 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Michael Roberta Owner: Janice Roberta PW12-001 A request has been submitted to install one (1) 8,000 lb Magnum boatlift and associated piles not to exceed beyond 22’ channelward of the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 312 White Heron Court Parcel # 5313A-26-1-0-0116-320631 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hickory Environmental Consulting, LLC Owner: Patricia & Ronald Waxman PW12-002 A request has been submitted to install one (1) 10,000 lb Magnum boatlift and associated piles not to exceed 24’ channelward of the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 1521 Shad Row Parcel # 3377-16-0 -0111-041171 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hickory Environmental Consulting, LLC

Owner: Todd Meyer PW12-003 A request has been submitted to install a 6’ x 33’ “T” pier at the end of an existing pier, one (1) 8,000 lb Magnum boatlift and associated piles and two (2) PWC lifts not to exceed 50’ channelward of the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 737 Laurel Ave. Parcel # 0071B-34-34-2A-0 -0118-187699 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hickory Environmental Consulting, LLC Owner: Earl Slater PW12-004 A request has been submitted to remove existing ground level walkway & parallel dock combination, to install approximately 285’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead, and to remove an existing 7’ tapered finger pier on west side of property and replace with a new 4’ x 22’ perpendicular pier. All construction a maximum distance channelward of 22’. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 701 Rusty Anchor RD Parcel # 9135-4 -0115- in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC Owner: Sunset Cove CM c/o OC Real Estate Management PW12-005 A request has been submitted to remove & dispose of existing parallel dock, to install 24’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead, and to install a new 5’ x 24’ parallel dock. All construction a maximum distance channelward of 6’ 6”. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 164 Captains Quarters RD, Unit A Parcel # 3758A-116C-0 -0116-210607 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC Owner: Gary & Kathleen S. Loraditch PW12-006 A request has been submitted to remove & dispose of existing parallel dock, to install 16’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead and to install a new 5’ x 16’ parallel dock for a maximum channelward of 6’ 6”. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 164 Captains Quarters RD, Unit B Parcel # 3758A-116B -0 -0116210593 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC Owner: Joseph W. Bavett PW 12-007 A request has been submitted to remove & dispose of existing parallel dock to install 24’ of replacement vinyl bulkhead 18” channelward of existing bulkhead and to install a new 5’ x 24’ parallel dock for a maximum channelward of 6’ 6”. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 164 Captains Quarters RD, Unit C, Parcel # 3758A-116A -0 -0116210585 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Ocean Services of DE, INC Owner: William & Mary and John & Marlene Baumgardner PW12-008

Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-12/29/2t ___________________________________ SMALL ESTATE

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS ESTATE NO. 14526 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARTHA JANE DUANE Notice is given that Christine Duane, 4172 Governor Yeardley Ln., Fairfax, VA 22030, was on December 28, 2011 appointed personal representative of the small estate of Martha Jane Duane who died on November 26, 2011, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment 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 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. Christine Duane 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: January 05, 2012 OCD-1/5/1t ___________________________________

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Genius of Italian cookery is that it can be simple or elaborate FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Consider colors, textures, aromas and taste of dishes DEBORAH LEE WALKER ■ Contributing Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Italy. The name invokes visions of vine-covered hills, azure seas, terra-cotta tiles and magnificent food. Few other countries can claim a style of cooking that is as universally loved and imitated. The genius of Italian cookery is that it can be as simple or elaborate as one wishes, as long as colors, textures, aromas and taste are taken into consideration. But the train of thought does not stop here. A true chef understands the innate properties of each ingredient: is it better raw or cooked, young or aged, by itself or in combination with other flavors? Economic, social and agricultural shifts have wrought changes in the way Italians eat. But their willingness to remain loyal to the past and reinvent is the essence of their culinary style. Bolognese is the “king” of Italian sauces and rich in heritage. After the accolades, there is much divided opinion on the preparation of this meat sauce. The earliest recorded use of a sauce called Bolognese (pronounced bo-loneYAYZ-ay) comes from the 5th century. The name means “in the style of Bologna.“ Bologna is the capital of the region of Italy called Emilia-Romagna, the culinary epi-

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CRAFT CLUB INSTALLS OFFICERS New officers of the Ocean Pines Pine’eer Craft Club, are front row from left, Janet Rosensteel, corresponding secretary; Midge Powell, shop manager; and Luz Castillo, shop treasurer; and in back row, Barbara O’Conner, vice president; Nancy Welsh, president; June Sassaman, assistant shop manager; Barbara Stilwell, assistant shop treasurer; Grace McCormac, assistant treasurer; Sharon Puser, treasurer; and Linda Brindley, recording secretary.

PINE’EER CRAFT CLUB DONATES $3,725 During the Pine’eer Craft Club’s installation and holiday luncheon on Dec. 15, President Nancy Welsh presented checks totaling $3,725 to representatives of the Ocean Pines community. The money was derived from profits of the August Arts and Crafts Festival, sales from the Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop, and profits from the November Holiday Festival. Recipients of donations were: Ocean Pines Police Department ($675), volunteer fire department ($1,000), recreation and parks ($1,100), OP Neighborhood Watch ($500), Public Works ($250), OP Dog Park ($100) and the Worcester County Veterans Memorial ($100).

William C. McCoubrey WHALEYVILLE — William C. “Bill” McCoubrey, 88, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Albert and Charlotta Baquol McCoubrey. He is survived by his wife, Linda Smith McCoubrey, owner/operator of Linda’s Barber Shop in Whaleyville. He W. McCoubrey was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Mary Pat Carr McCoubrey, who was loving mother of William Christopher McCoubrey of Cincinnati and Charlotta Elizabeth Weaver of Evergreen, Colo. He was adored grandfather of Chris, Mike and Laura. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Carla Tilghman and her husband, Rob, of Salisbury and Jay Adkins and his wife, Lisa, of Fruitland. There are numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. McCoubrey served in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his return, he went to work for Baltimore Press and became a journeyman printer. He spent the next 42 years in the business, retiring from International Paper Company in 1987, and soon after, he moved to Ocean Pines. He became an active member in the Ocean Pines Fire Department, and later, chief. He was an avid surf fisherman and golfer.

A fireman’s funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 2, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. A donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802. Raymond L. Adkins Sr. OCEAN CITY — Raymond L. Adkins Sr., 81, of Ocean City, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Berlin, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mae Smack Adkins. Mr. Adkins worked at the Berlin Post Office R. Adkins Sr. for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Berlin Fire Department. He was also a past president of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association in 1965-66, and he was inducted into the Maryland State Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame on June 20, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Adkins; his three daughters, Diana Clark and her husband, Tom, Judy Sharpley and her husband, Glenn, and Cindy Stelling and her companion, Robert Taylor II; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Scaffidi and her husband, Rob, T.J. Clark and his wife, Kristy, Stephanie Stelling, Crystal Stelling, Holly Stelling, Justin Sharpley, Paula Robinson, Michele Adkins, and Christina Adkins; eight great-grand-

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OBITUARIES children, Tyler, Abigail, Brady, Michael, Sofia, Dominic, Braelyn, and Brogan; his daughter-in-law, Linda Adkins; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members. Mr. Adkins was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Mary Lee Wells Adkins; his son, Raymond L. Adkins Jr., and his brothers, Howard, Preston, Bobby, Jack and Ralph. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 2, at Burbage Funeral Home. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811, or Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811. Kenneth Taylor Eldridge OCEAN PINES — Kenneth Taylor Eldridge, 86, of Ocean Pines died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home. Born in Boston, he was the son of Ruth Wylie Eldridge and Reuben Eldridge. After serving in World War II with the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers, Mr. Eldridge attended Boston University, where he acquired bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. He taught in Columbia, South America for several years before settling down in Connecticut, where he was an elementary school educator and administrator until he retired. In 1982, he was presented with the President’s Award from the Elementary and Middle School Principals’ Association of Connecticut. He was also selected to the Academy of Fellows by the Kettering Foundation and the Institute of Development and Educational Activities. After his retirement, Mr. Eldridge volunteered with the Glastonbury Fire Department as an EMS and later, with the American Red Cross Disaster Team. In addition, to assisting victims, he instructed volunteers on disaster procedures. He traveled all over the United States, as well as to Guam and St. Thomas, with the disaster team. He leaves behind his partner, Mary Jane Cook, as well as two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Eric Shaver of Boston and Charlotte and Brian Hurst of Connecticut; son, David Eldridge of Bangor, Maine; and grandchildren, Austin and Duncan Shaver and Ian and Noel Hurst. He will also be dearly missed by Mary Jane’s daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren, Teresa Beller-Fields of Ellicott City, Md., Katie and Sam DeBlasis of Fulton, Md., and Tom and Susie Kelly of Lewes, Del., and their children, Bryan and Emily Fields; Maggie, Carrie and Kate DeBlasis; and Laura and Mark Kelly. Honoring his wishes, no funeral or memorial services are planned. Contributions may be made in Mr. Eldridge’s memory to American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter, 1505 Emerson Ave., Salisbury, Md 21801 or Myrtle Hall Hurdle SALISBURY — Myrtle Hall Hurdle, 87, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Taylorville, she was the

Ocean City Today daughter of the late Raymond William Hall and Elizabeth Clark Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert James Hurdle, in 1985. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Hurdle Bunting and her husband, Donald, of Berlin and Linda Hurdle Gardner of SalisM. Hurdle bury; three grandchildren, Sheila Bunting Powell and her husband, Ronnie, Michael Landis Bunting and his wife, Crystal, and David Scott Gardner and his wife, Chrystal; six great-grandchildren, Lauren Michael Powell, Michael Landis Bunting II, Lindsey Nicole Powell, Jamie Lynn Perdue, Colby James Bunting and Ashley Nicole Gardner; one niece; two nephews and several cousins. Mrs. Hurdle was a graduate of Ocean City High School. She had worked for many years at Burbage and Powell Clothiers in Berlin and had also been a co-owner and operator of Rainbow Florist in Berlin. She had also been a hostess at Doyle’s Restaurant. She was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church in Berlin, past president of the WSCS, Women of Faith, and a 30-year member of the BoggsDisharoon American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. The Rev. Jay Hurley will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811 or Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Eugene George Czapiewski BERLIN — Eugene George Czapiewski, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Lipno, Poland, he was the son of the late Frank Czapiewski and Sabina Pasniewski Czapiewski. He is survived by his wife, Helen Waldt Czapiewski. E. Czapiewski Mr. Czapiewski was a United States Navy veteran having served from 1942-1945. He served at the Battle of Normandy, in the Mediterranean and in India. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He had worked as a pharmacist for Union Memorial Hospital, Revco, Rite Aid, Korvette, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Berlin Nursing Home, and he had been the owner/operator of Parkway Pharmacy. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he was a lector and Eucharistic minister, Knights of Columbus in Ocean City, Lions Club, American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City, and the Polish American Club of Delmarva. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Paula Haagenson and her husband, Robert, of Abingdon, Md., Carole Anne Czapiewski of Berlin, Peggy Lynn Piskor and her husband, Thomas, of Chambersburg, Pa., Ste-


fanie of Berlin and Maria Saunders and her husband, Jay, of Ocean Pines; eight grandchildren, Justin, Brian, Erin, Noel, Sean, Ravyn, Alexandra and Malea; one great-grandson, Liam Sebastian Windsor; and one great-niece, Dorothy Pyszkowski and her husband, Stanley, of Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. The Rev. William Porter will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester County Developmental Center, 310 E. Market St., Snow Hill, Md. 21863. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Joan Redden Bunting SNOW HILL — Joan Redden Bunting, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Merrill Redden and Ruth Baker Redden Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Dr. J. Bunting William Bunting; sons, Billy Parsons and his wife, Deena of Berlin, and Adam Parsons and his wife, Kelly of Lusby, Md.; grandchildren, Kayla Parsons, Elaina Parsons, Bailey Everson, Avery Everson, Ashley Everson and Alex Parsons; sisters, Patricia Darby of Seattle, Mary Wooten of Parsonsburg, Linda Martin of Girdletree and Jeannie Culver of Eden; a special aunt, Cathy Baker of Girdletree; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a special uncle, Harold Baker. Mrs. Bunting was a 1971 graduate of Snow Hill High School. She had been employed with several local banks as a teller, was a receptionist in a doctor’s office and was a 911 dispatcher. She had recently become a Mary Kay beauty consultant. She attended Snow Hill Christian Church. A funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 5, at Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. The Rev. Dale Jacobs officiated. Interment was in Springhill Cemetery in Girdletree. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Snow Hill Fire Department, 4718 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Joseph M. Zimmer Jr. BERLIN — Joseph M. Zimmer Jr. of Berlin died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Born in Baltimore in 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph Max Zimmer Sr. and Anna Margaret Vogtmann Zimmer. Mr. Zimmer lived in Forest Hill, Md., before moving to Berlin in 1998. He attended St. Ursula’s J. Zimmer Jr. School, Calvert Hall College High School and the University of Baltimore. Mr. Zimmer was the founder and president of Joseph M. Zimmer, Inc., a large contracting business with offices Continued on Page 31

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in Baltimore and Salisbury. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sheila K. Zimmer, and his sons Joseph M. Zimmer III and his wife, Julie, of Bishopville, John M. Zimmer and his wife, Lorie, of Churchville, Md., and Robert F. Zimmer and his wife, Kathleen, of Eldersburg, Md. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelby, Grayson, Gavin, Madison, Evan, Maggie, Jackson and Mason; his brothers, Ed and Robert; and sisters, Jane and Denise. Mr. Zimmer was a past president of the Ocean City Marlin Club and the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, an organization developed to teach youth about the importance of preservation and conservation of our natural resources. He was also an active member of the Ocean City Light Tackle Club and the International Masters Angling Tournament. He was an avid fisherman who regularly traveled to remote destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Guatemala. A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday, Jan. 5, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. The Rev. John Kavanaugh and Deacon

Wil Pinder officiated. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at The Grill at Peerce’s in Phoenix, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (BOJC), P.O. Box 626, Churchville, Md. 21028 or to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, Attn: D. Billing, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, Md. 21801. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Joseph F. Wilson Jr. SNOW HILL — Joseph Francis Wilson Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis William Sr. and Doris Marie Baker Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon Wilson; a brother, Richard O. Wilson; and sisters, Betty Jane Wilson and Shirley Jean Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Della Ferlo Wilson, and a son, Joseph B. Wilson of Ocean Pines. Also surviving is a brother, Ronald Wilson and his wife, Rena, of Essex, Md. He is also survived by three sons of Connecticut. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of the University of Baltimore. He had worked for

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many years in labor relations with AAA trucking company, where he became regional manager. He later began a career in real estate sales with Moore, Warfield, and Glick Realty/Coldwell Banker, and was with Penn Fed Realty in West Ocean City at the time of his passing. He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of St. Mary’s/Holy Savior Catholic Church, Maryland Association of Realtors, Coastal Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Holy Savior Catholic Church on 17th Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City. The Rev. Stanislau Esposito will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. A donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804; Delmar Puppy Rescue, 8738 Ninepin Branch Road, Berlin, Md. 21811; or Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

51 respectively, passed away unexpectedly the week before Christmas at hospitals in Salisbury and Berlin. Both were born in Cheverly, Md., and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md. Paul was a graduate of the University of Maryland. They shared a condo in Ocean City for 30 years. Paul worked in the food service industry and Tim became an expert in tile and granite setting. But, more importantly, both found a place in the world and a lifestyle they loved in the tranquility of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Paul and Tim were where they wanted to be. Both had a passion for all kinds of music. They are survived by their loving parents, Donald and Shirley Day of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, John E. Day and his wife, Pamela; and many friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church on 99th Street in Ocean City. A celebration of life will follow at 3:30 p.m. at BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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The Greene Turtle has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 35 years since “The Original” opened its doors on 116th Street in 1976. There are now more than 30 locations in three states and Washington, D.C. While a few restaurants have closed, many more Greene Turtle establishments have opened and will be opening in the next few years.

GREENE TURTLE CONTINUES TO EXPAND Franchise features more than 30 restaurants; new locations to come LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) When “The Original” Greene Turtle opened on 116th Street in 1976, customers could get peanuts, National Premium beer on draft, Budweiser, Molson, Miller Lite and Miller High Life by the bottle and some liquor was available. That was about it. Thirty-five years later, the Greene Turtle has grown by leaps and bounds, with more than 30 locations in three states and Washington, D.C. While a few restaurants have closed (Pocomoke, Easton and Bel Air), many more Greene Turtle establishments have opened and will be opening in the next few years. Steve Pappas, owner of the north Ocean City location, which celebrated its 35th anniversary on June 14, said he never imagined how much the business would grow. “It’s evolved to become a lot more that what we once were,” he said. “I never imagined how big we would get in

Steve Pappas, owner of the Original Greene Turtle, center, celebrates the 35th anniversary of the 116th Street restaurant on June 14, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party.

a million years.” Pappas and Tommy Dickerson worked at the bar when it opened in 1976. In their early 20s and just out of college — they attended Salisbury University (then Salisbury State)

— the pair bought the business in 1981. In 1986, Pappas and Dickerson’s old college friend, Bill Packo, joined the business and they opened a Greene Turtle in Fells Point in Baltimore. Food

was added to the menu. Since offering food was a success, the 116th location began serving cold sandwiches, soups and some hot items shortly after. The restaurant See PAPPAS on Page 35

Lewis joins Taylor Bank Dean Lewis, CPA, MST joined Taylor Bank as a financial officer on Jan. 3. Lewis has been hired to succeed Jennifer Hawkins following her anticipated full retirement sometime in 2012. Lewis comes to Taylor Bank with 10 years of public accounting experience, the Dean Lewis majority of which was spent with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP in Baltimore, where he served as tax director. His diverse financial background includes roles in accounting, compliance, audits, banking, SEC filings, and Sarbanes-Oxley internal control documentation. Lewis is a native of Berlin. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1998, and attended the University of Maryland where he received a B.S. degree in Accounting in May 2002. He received an M.S. degree in Taxation from American University in August 2008. Lewis returned to the Eastern Shore in October 2010 and was most recently employed as the Controller of Machining Technologies in Salisbury. He currently resides in Berlin with his wife and two young children.

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began to outgrow its 1,600 square feet of space and soon expanded into two units next door. A kitchen was then added. Mike Sanford, who the men met while in college, joined the business in 1990. That year a location in Laurel, Md. opened. Eight years later in 1998, two more Greene Turtles opened in Maryland: one in Edgewater and another in West Ocean City. Sanford ran the Laurel then the Edgewater restaurants, while Pappas was in charge of the north Ocean City hot spot, Dickerson the West Ocean City location and Packo the Fells Point eatery. In 2002, the Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation was formed. Four years later in 2004, the first two Turtle franchises opened their doors in Towson and Salisbury. “Ten people formed the franchise company,” Pappas said. “When we started (franchising), the phones were ringing with people who wanted Turtles near them...In the next three years, we hope to have 25, 30, maybe 50 Turtles open.” Pappas considers the 116th Street Greene Turtle, Fells Point and West Ocean City locations the “three original affiliate” restaurants, while the others that have opened are corporate or franchise locations. In January 2010, The Greene Turtle cracked Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Top 500 fastest growing franchise list, coming in at No. 465. Six locations

opened in three states in 2010 and 16 franchise agreements were signed. When the magazine’s January 2011 list came out, The Greene Turtle moved up 126 spots to No. 339. It was ranked No. 1 in the Sports Bar & Grille Category. The Pasadena Greene Turtle was the 31st location to open, according to Pappas. The restaurant began serving food and drinks on Oct. 13. The McHenry Row location in Locust Point is scheduled to open Feb. 17. A Greene Turtle in the Annapolis Town Center is under construction and should open in a few months, Pappas said. Crofton and Glen Burnie locations are in the works as are four restaurants in Fairfax, Va. Future Greene Turtle locations are planned in northern Delaware, Long Island, N.Y. and in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Lancaster) in the next few years, Pappas said. “We’re also entertaining the idea of heading south,” he said. Although each restaurant is unique, Pappas said the important thing when franchising is to keep the same brand, the consistency and quality of the food, the atmosphere and good customer service. Accommodating customers is very important, he said. “The Turtle is a fun place with good food and good drinks. It’s a trend that goes back to 1976. Our motto has been ‘Food, fun and games make a winning combination’ and that’s what they all have in common,” Pappas said. “We’ve

always prided ourselves on our employees. There are a lot of sports bars, but [employees] are what make the Turtle different from a lot of places.” The Greene Turtle franchise received the McCormick Cornerstone Award in 2009 and again in May 2011. The award is given to individuals and companies who best illustrate that the foodservice industry stands as the cornerstone of the local communities in which they operate. Pappas said giving back to the local community was the backbone of their business from Day 1 and the tradition has continued over 35 years. Greene Turtle (statewide) and four other establishments were inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Honor during the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s 57th annual McCormick & Company “Star of the Industry” awards gala on May 16. The Restaurant Association of Maryland established a Hospitality Hall of Honor in 2000 to recognize leaders who exhibit dedication, courage and creativity while contributing to the positive reputation and overall improvement of the industry. “Any time you’re inducted into a Hall of Fame or a Hall of Honor it’s humbling,” Pappas said after the gala. “We started out in 1,600 square feet in 1976 and look what the Turtle has become over the years. It’s incredible.” For more information about the Greene Turtle, a list of locations and franchising opportunities, visit


What middleman appraiser guidelines mean to consumers LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer (Jan. 6, 2012) Over past five years, the way appraisals are ordered has drastically changed. Most consumers have not, or will not, realize the change, but middleman appraisal companies are being used in many instances and this practice may drive up the cost of your appraisal and affect the quality of the valuation. The middleman has entered the equation through the use of appraisal management companies (AMC). Their purpose is largely to prevent collusion between mortgage brokers and appraisers, and more recently, their popularity has increased due to lenders needing to comply with anti-fraud reforms the industry adopted in May 2009. The reforms were considered necessary because during the housing boom, appraisers succumbed to pressure from loan officers to overvalue homes. The incentive was bigger mortgages, which See WAY on Page 36


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meant bigger commissions for those involved. These hotly debated reforms, considered well meaning, but causing a storm of controversy in the real estate industry, were folded into the Dodd-Frank Act, comprehensive financial reform that passed in 2010. You may remember the landmark case in 2007, led by then attorney general of New York, Andrew Cuomo, where he placed blame on the now defunct Washington Mutual and eAppraiseIT. And, the reforms put into place under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) were an effort to separate mortgage brokers and appraisers in the lending process. But, for most small to regional size

BUSINESS BRIEFS Continued from Page 34 real estate brokerage company, NRT, LLC, recently recognized Peck Miller of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 104th Street, for “having achieved an outstanding quarterly performance, ranking in the nations Top 1,000 Sales Associates for the third quarter.” NRT’s vast network includes 750 sales offices, 5,100 employees and 45,000 sales associates. Accomplishing top sales in a soft economy is no small feat.  As Bruce Zipf, president and CEO of NRT explains, “It’s easy to become complacent when confronted by market

lenders, the easiest way to comply with the regulations is to contract with a thirdparty firm whose function is to assign, manage and deliver finished appraisals. Since the reforms have been enforced, the presence of appraisal managers in the U.S. has jumped. Based on estimates from a study conducted by the GAO (US Government Accountability Office), approximately 80 percent of home appraisals in the U.S. are ordered through AMC’s up from less than 50 percent before regulations tightened in 2009. However, their growth also has fueled industry concerns of increased borrower costs, compromised appraisal quality and unchecked authority. Local appraiser, Bill O’Donnell, president of OC Real Estate Services, notes, “The AMC’s are considered a profit center, many owned by the large lenders, such as

Wells Fargo and Bank of America. The AMC tries to get the appraisals completed for the cheapest amount, which often times does not permit the more competent appraiser to get the assignment.” He further cites stories of appraisers travelling three hours from the subject property, and comments how it’s not possible for an appraiser from that far away to be able to provide accurate valuations. According to Peter Vidi Jr., president of the American Guild of Appraisers, U.S. consumers are on average paying 20 percent more for home appraisals now that AMC’s are in the picture. However, where appraisers would have routinely been paid the full fee amount charged to a buyer, now they are seeing as little as half, with the rest going to the appraisal manager. Locally, O’Donnell said he gets offered as little as $225 for appraisals ordered

forces that seem beyond our control. What I admire most about [Miller’s] achievement is that he demonstrated the commitment to service and the professionalism to succeed in spite of a challenging Peck Miller business climate.”   Enjoying years of local and national recognition for top performance in residential and commercial sales, Miller began his real estate career in 2000, achieving Rookie of the Year.   His background in architectural design and years of business development provided the knowledge to not only sell property

but also help clients create a vision for anything from an addition to a home to a re-design for accommodating a business. Other awards followed, include the Leadership Team Medal (over $74 million in sales), Commercial Agent of the Year and the 2010— NRT’s Top 1,000 Sales Associate, ranking 738 among 45,000 realtors across the country.   Miller has lived and worked in Ocean City for more than 32 years.  After raising three girls, developing and running numerous businesses and actively participating in the community, Miller says, “Selling real estate in a town that I understand and love, has truly been a pleasure.”   

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through AMC’s that he would normally charge $350 for through a lender directly. “The borrowers’ appraisal fees are paying not only for the appraisal, but for the extra layer of management that was absorbed in the past by the lender,” he says. He further cites a large drop in business since his well established business relationships over the past 24 years were all but severed due to the Dodd-Frank Act’s regulations. Vidi says the American Guild of Appraisers is against middleman companies calling the shots. “There are appraisal management companies that are good,” Vidi says. “But some control the delivery of the appraisal and the fees … To me, that’s the classic definition of an authorized monopoly.” The GAO study recommends that federal banking regulators, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection consider addressing several key areas: criteria for selecting appraisers for appraisal orders, review of completed appraisals, and qualifications for appraisal reviewers. The study calls for these key areas to be addressed as part of their joint rulemaking under the Act to set minimum standards for states to apply in registering AMC’s. Fifty percent of the nation’s states have enacted AMC standards and the rest have through 2013-14 to comply. — Lauren Bunting is a licensed Realtor with Bunting Realty, Inc. serving Worcester and Wicomico counties.

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Lady Seahawks dominate rival Crabbers in 37-point win


LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team did not play up to its potential during Tuesday’s game against the Crisfield Crabbers, according to Lady Seahawk Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott, but the Decatur Coach girls still managed to come Amy Fenzelaway with a Mergott 47-10 victory. “We played down to their level. Even though we won, we always want to improve,” Fenzel-Mergott said. The Seahawks scored 15 points in the opening quarter, while the Crabbers netted just two points. Decatur tallied 12 points in the second quarter and held its opponent scoreless to go into the halftime break with a 272 advantage. “We always start the game off pressing. We got a lot of steals and converted those,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “We got a lot of lay-ups, but we still missed a lot of lay-ups.” The Berlin squad led 35-8 at the end of the third quarter and outscored Crisfield 12-2 in the final eight minutes of the competition. Abbey Schorr scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the victory. Erin Florek chipped in with 12 points. “We’re now 5-4, which is pretty good for us considering we only won six games last year,” Fenzel-Mergott said after Tuesday’s competition in Crisfield. Decatur’s next match is against Worcester County rivals, the Snow Hill Eagles. The Seahawks will travel down the road to battle the Eagles at 5 p.m. When the two teams met on Dec. 28 during the annual John H. Coleman tournament in Snow Hill, Decatur came out on top 60-56. Schorr scored 31 points for the Seahawks.

Winter volleyball begins Jan. 25 The winter volleyball league at Northside Park on 125th Street begins with a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. Games will be played on Tuesday nights starting Jan. 25. The league is open to women and men ages 18 and older. Teams of six play on the court at a time. League fee per team is $275. For more information, call 410250-0125.

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Stephen Decatur’s Jesse Engle drives past a Crisfield player during Tuesday’s game in Berlin. Engle led Decatur with 22 points and 10 assists in the 68-53 victory.

SEAHAWKS CRUSH CRABBERS Engle leads the charge with 22 points and 10 assists

The womens’ soccer club, open to athletes of all ability levels, kicks off next week. Competitions will take place Sunday nights, 6:30-8 p.m., Jan. 8 through Feb. 19, at Northside Park on 125th Street. The cost is $40 per person for Ocean City residents, $50 for nonresidents. All are welcome. For more information, call 410-2500125.

LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) The Stephen Decatur Seahawks and the Crisfield Crabbers went shot-for-shot in the opening minutes of Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game in Berlin, but the home team began to pull away and never looked back, winning the contest 68-53. “We had an unenergetic start, but in the second half the kids really played fantastic,” Decatur Coach Mark Engle said. “Instead of letting them come back, we expanded our lead. Down the stretch, we had good execution offensively and we played hard defensively.” After trailing for a majority of the first quarter, Decatur pulled ahead 11-10 with a basket by Jesse Engle. Two more shots by Engle put the Seahawks on top 15-10. Drakar Purnell made a layup in the final seconds of the

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Teron Tyre soars past his opponent Tuesday. Tyre scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Decatur’s 68-53 win over Crisfield.

quarter to give the Berlin squad a 17-10 lead. Decatur maintained its advantage in the second quarter and went into the

halftime break ahead 35-25. The Crabbers outscored the Seahawks 16-15 in the third quarter, but Decatur See SEAHAWKS on Page 38

Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club of the Eastern Shore has been established to offer highly competitive student-athletes an opportunity within a select program to strive for their personal best and to aide in the development as a high school lacrosse player as well as in the college lacrosse recruiting process for the student-athletes. The Greene Turtle program continues to grow across the Eastern Shore with players coming from Delaware, Easton and the Lower Eastern Shore. Tryouts for both the Developmental Team and the Elite Team will take place in February and March at Salisbury University. For more information about dates, visit

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RAVENS ROOST 44 RAISES $3,800 FOR PENGUIN SWIM Members of Ravens Roost 44 of Ocean City raised $3,800 for Atlantic General Hospital, earning them third place in the team division during the 18th annual Penguin Swim, held New Year’s Day on the beach at 91st Street. Team members who took the chilly plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on Jan 1, are, first row from left, Bill Cordwell, sergeant at arms, Walter Gram and Tim Wilson; and in back row, President Gary Miller, Maggie Miller, Vice President Tom Maly, Larry Gerst and Past President Tony Chaplinski.

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(Jan. 6, 2012) The Casino at Ocean Downs announced last week that it has donated a total of 4,400 pounds of food to local nonprofit Diakonia, Inc. The sum of the donations resulted from two holiday food drives in which the casino invited guests to join employees in dropping items in bins at the Ocean Downs Players Club desk. In exchange, participating patrons received a spin on the Casino at Ocean Downs Prize Wheel. “We were pleased to have the opportunity to give back to neighbors who needed our help this holiday season,” said Ocean Downs General Manager Joe Cavilla. “This outstanding participation and enthusiasm from casino employees and guests exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout.” Located at 12747 Old Bridge Road in West Ocean City, Diakonia Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1972 to help families in need of shelter and food. Diakonia operates two buildings in West Ocean City that provide emergency and transitional housing, emergency food services and counseling services. In addition to shelter, the organization provides those who’ve lost or will soon lose their homes assistance in making the transition into permanent housing, as well as financial assistance for certain house-related costs. Diakonia’s food pantry serves hundreds of families throughout the year. The Casino at Ocean Downs offers 800 of the latest slot machines and electronic table games, along with live and simulcast harness racing. The casino is open Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. The casino is located at 10218 Racetrack Road in Berlin, 10 minutes from Ocean City. For more information, visit or call 410-641-0600. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

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came out on top 18-12 in the fourth to win the game by 15 points. Jesse Engle scored 22 points and had 10 assists in the victory. Purnell chipped in with 18 points and Teron Tyre tallied 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Matt LeCompte also pulled down 10 rebounds and scored six points. “It was a good win for us,” Coach Engle said. “We’re coming along. We finally got everyone healthy.” Decatur’s next game is against one of its Worcester County foes, the Snow Hill Eagles. The game in Berlin is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Seahawk grapplers end Warrior Duals with 3-5 record Coach Martinek pleased with athletes’ performance LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) The Stephen Decatur wrestling team faced off against squads representing North Point, Huntingtown, South River, Perry Hall, LaPlata, Winters Mill, St. Mary’s Ryken and Bishop McNamara high schools, Dec. 28-29, during the Warrior Duals in LaPlata, Md. Decatur Coach “It was a competitive Todd Martinek tournament. I thought we wrestled well,” said Decatur Coach Todd Martinek. “Both days, I was generally happy with. It’s one of the toughest dual meet tournaments in the state, which is why we go there. We don’t go to win; we go to learn.” The Seahawks finished the roundrobin tournament with a 3-5 record. Decatur outscored Bishop McNamara, a private college preparatory school in Forestville, Md., 78-6 on Dec. 28, during its first match of the tournament. Later that day, the Berlin grapplers edged out Huntingtown 39-32, but they lost their next competition against Perry Hall, 35-34. North Point also earned a 38-24 victory over Decatur to end the first night of tournament action. “We went 2-2 the first day. I knew the second day would be tougher,” Martinek said. The next day, Day 2 of the Warrior Duals, Decatur fell 34-27 to 3A/4A East region rival, South River, and 36-29 to defending 3A/4A state champions, LaPlata. The Seahawks came out on top of their third match-up of the day, winning 65-6 over St. Mary’s Ryken, a Catholic college preparatory school. Decatur battled the 2011 1A/2A state championship team from Winters Mill High School in its final match of the tournament. Winters Mill scored a 5118 victory over the Seahawks and finished the tournament 8-0 to take first place. Luke Bargar led Decatur during the Warrior Duals, going undefeated 8-0. Alford Hardy lost only one match (7-1) and Dakota Roderick went 6-2. Decatur’s next competition is set for Saturday against the Reservoir Gators in Fulton, Md. After the meet, Martinek and the Seahawks plan to watch former Decatur wrestler Dan Miller, a junior at the Naval Academy, compete. Miller’s team will face Oklahoma that evening.

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“Thank you all for coming out and spending your New Year’s Day with us. It’s a special time for all of us. It’s a big community, family time together, and we appreciate you taking a little bit of time and be crazy enough to jump in the ocean. Thank you for making it another great event.” MICHAEL FRANKLIN Atlantic General Hospital president and CEO


An estimated 1,000 brave souls jumped in the nearly 50-degree ocean on 91st Street on New Year’s Day during the 18th annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The weather, at nearly 60 degrees and sunny, was milder this year than during past events, and the water was warmer.

DOWNRIGHT TROPICAL Temperature close to 60 degrees as penguins jump into nearly 50-degree ocean LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) Though organizers on Tuesday did not yet have a firm number of people who participated in the 18th annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital, they estimate close to 1,000 brave souls jumped in the nearly 50-degree ocean on New Year’s Day. Last year, approximately $80,000 (net proceeds) in contributions was collected, setting a new record for the Berlin hospital’s annual fundraiser. An estimated 900-plus penguins took the plunge in 2011, donning everything from bathing suits to superhero costumes as they ran into the 42-degree ocean at 91st Street. The fundraising goal for 2012 was 10 percent more than what was raised last year, or $88,000. As of early Tuesday,

organizers were still counting money, but according to a post on later that day, “we are on track to meet our goal of $88,000 raised for Atlantic General Hospital.” Several factors contributed to the overwhelming number of participants this year, said Amy Unger, AGH director of development. The weather, at nearly 60 degrees and sunny, was milder this year than during past events, and the water was warmer. The swim took place on a Sunday, which helped draw a record amount of spectators and “penguins.” Also, media outlets and the town of Ocean City promoted the swim and, for the first time, early registration was made available to participants. “I think everything went well. We made some really good logistics changes, which made it flow much better. Everything went much faster this year,” Unger said. “We had 75 volunteers wearing red shirts this year, and that made them easier for participants and spectators to find.” For 2012, participants and spectators again had the option to gather at

the Princess Royale on 91st Street or join friends at Bull on the Beach on 94th Street before the 18th annual swim. The party kicked off around 11 a.m. at Bull on the Beach and registration for the Penguin Swim began at 11:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Princess Royale. This year, participants also had the option to sign up the day before the swim, Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Princess Royale. Those who registered on Saturday were entered to win a two-night stay in Ocean City. Unger said about 100 people took advantage of the early registration. “It was a huge hit. Our top two individual fund raisers came in that day,” she said. “Some people said they waited a long time to register last year. The people who signed up the day before this year were delighted. Many people also took advantage of online registration this year.” On Sunday, participants were led to the beach just before the 1 p.m. swim. Once everyone was ready, a signal was given for the penguins to enter the ocean. Children went first, followed by

the adults. Some people got a little wet, while others dove in for a swim. After the swim, penguins gathered at the Princess Royale’s Atrium to warm up in the pool and hot tubs. Awards were presented to the youngest and oldest swimmers, as well as to the top team and individual money-raisers. “Thank you all for coming out and spending your New Year’s Day with us,” Michael Franklin, Atlantic General Hospital president and CEO, told the crowd. “It’s a special time for all of us. It’s a big community, family time together, and we appreciate you taking a little bit of time and be crazy enough to jump in the ocean. Thank you for making it another great event.” The youngest penguin was 6-monthold Paige DiLegge of Fruitland. Her great uncle, 83-year-old Pasquale Lemme of Newark, Md., was the oldest participant. Charlotte Langrall of Salisbury was another 83-year-old who took the plunge. Gregory Stamnas of Berlin raised $500 and earned a third-place honor as the largest individual donator. For seven consecutive years, Woody “Butch” German of Baltimore, was the top individual fundraiser. This year, he collected $3,074 in donations, good for second place. Craig Kettler of Leesburg, Va., brought in $4,650 and was named the No. 1 individual donor. In the team category, third place went to Ocean City Ravens Roost No. 44 for donating $3,522. In second place was the Bayside Plungers, who collected $4,370. The Bull on the Beach team, which included more than 200 swimmers, was the top team fundraiser again this year, donating $30,000. During the 18-year history of the event, the Bull on the Beach team has raised more than $300,000 for AGH. Bull on the Beach owner, Phil Houck, typically leads his team from the 94th Street restaurant to the starting line on the day of the swim. “The Bull on the Beach had a great year this year,” Houck said. “Three years in a row we did $30,000. The last See AN on Page 42

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two years we raised about $20,000. This year, with the weather being so great, people just came in. We had a total of 210 swimmers this year and they brought all kinds of money. It was a great turnout.” New this year, awards were presented to teams and individuals 18 and younger who collected the most donations. “We took a look at our numbers and about half of the participants are 18 and younger,” Unger said prior to the swim. Benjamin Kettler of Leesburg, Va. garnered $355 to finish in first place. Zachary Fischer of Perry Hall, Md. raised $160 and Samantha Ewancio of Berlin collected $155. The top team fundraisers in the 18 and Under division were the Ocean Pines Hammerheads with $975 and Stephen Decatur High School with $805. Participants dressed in the best costumes also received awards. Costume contest winners were: Best Overall, Tom May, Ocean View, Del.; Cutest Baby, DiLegge; Best Penguin, Gail Hunsberger, Coopersburg, Pa.; Scariest Tourist, Chuck Regner, Salisbury; Red Hot Penguin, Haley Wittestadt, Joppa; and Most Creative, David Kelly, Alexandria, Va.


The fundraising goal for the 2012 Penguin Swim is $88,000. As of early Tuesday, organizers were still counting money, but according to a post on later that day, “we are on track to meet our goal of $88,000 raised for Atlantic General Hospital.”

The Penguin Swim, an annual anniversary celebration in May and the fall golf classic, held each September, are Atlantic General Hospital’s three main fundraisers. Since its inception, the Penguin Swim has raised more than $600,000 (net proceeds) for AGH. “Our event chair, Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau deserves a big ‘thank you.’ She helped us design a smooth event and

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Youth Rally celebrates 25 years in Ocean City with surprises More than 4,000 students in grades 7-12 and church leaders to attend event LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (Jan. 6, 2012) Several surprises and activities are planned this weekend to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an annual youth rally sponsored by the Young People’s Ministries of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. Approximately 4,000 students in grades 7-12, adult leaders and parents representing more than 200 churches (independent and various denominations) are expected to attend the three-day event at the Ocean City convention center. “We’ve brought back some of the popular speakers and artists we’ve had in the past for the 25th anniversary,” said Young People’s Ministries Director Shane Hinderliter. “We’ve added a lot of little touches to celebrate 25 years and we have some surprises.” Each of the sessions will reflect a different decade, from the 1980s to 2000s, he said. Sunday’s session will look into the future. Banners from previous youth confer-

ence will be hung throughout the event area. Anniversary T-shirts, showing each of the rally themes from the past 25 years, will be sold during the weekend. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund that financially helps students attend the event. The theme of this year’s conference is “Time,” based on Revelations 1:8 (New King James Version) passage, “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’” “We thought the theme was appropriate for the 25th anniversary,” Hinderliter said. Check-in for the rally will take place today from noon to 8 p.m. at the 40th Street venue. The cost is $72 per person for church youth groups interested in participating. The exhibit hall, which will include vendors, games, karaoke, mission agencies and admission representatives from several Christian colleges, will open at 6 p.m. tonight, followed by general session 1 at 8 p.m. and a concert by worship band Leeland and Britt Nicole. Motivational youth speaker Reggie Dabbs, Christian hip-hop artist Flame, rock band Ashes Remain and 321 Improv Comedy group will also take the stage this weekend. “There is a lot going on this weekend,”

Thousands of students in grades 7-12 cheer before a concert during the 2011 youth rally sponsored by the Young People’s Ministries of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Ocean City convention center.

Hinderliter said. “It will be an exciting, full schedule of activities for teens to help them grow closer to God. It’s something they can experience with their friends and adult leaders from their church.” In the earlier years, the rally was held at Salisbury University. The event moved to the Princess Royale on 91st Street in the mid-1990s, according to Hinderliter, who has been involved with the organization since 2007. After a few years, it outgrew

the space and in the late 90s, the rally’s new home became the convention center. Approximately 200 people attended the first youth rally 25 years ago. Participation has grown over the years, as more than 4,000 are expected to attend the 2012 convention. For more information about the rally, Young People’s Ministries or upcoming events, visit or e-mail

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HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But you’ll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isn’t the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the “just friends” level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) There’s still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiter’s influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what you’ve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision you’re not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of what’s new and challenging.

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Relay for Life kickoff event set for Jan. 12 Participants encouraged to dress in Fairy Tale finery or wear purple to party (Jan. 6, 2012) The American Cancer Society of North Worcester County will kick off its Relay For Life fundraiser at the Ocean Pines Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. The theme this year is “Making Cancer a Fairy Tale,” with happy endings and heroes and heroines finding healing in the most unexpected places. Kickoff participants are encouraged to dress in their Fairy Tale finery or wear purple, the universal Relay For Life color. Anyone who is interested in fighting cancer is welcome to attend.

The largest grassroots fundraising movement in the world, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and provide members of the community with an opportunity to fight back. Relay for Life brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups and residents from all walks of life for one cause - to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Plans are ambitious for the May 11 Relay for Life event, to be held at Frontier Town Campground for the 14th consecutive year. “The goal is to have 75 teams partici-

pating,” said Jill Elliott, Relay For Life cochairwoman. “However, teams don’t have to be large. You can have a team with just a few people. It can be work-related or it can be family and friends, neighborhoods, clubs or church groups.” “In fact,” she continued, “Relay For Life is for everyone, because cancer can strike anybody regardless of age, ethnic group, religion or income.” Proceeds raised by Relay For Life go to research for new treatments for cancer and services to cancer patients. For more information, contact cochairwomen Dawn Hodge at 443-4971198, or Elliott at 410-430-8131,

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House of Welsh: Every Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.

Fager’s Island: Every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BJ’S ON THE WATER 75th Street and the bay 410-524-7575 Jan. 6: Full Circle, 9 p.m. Jan. 7: No Byscuyts, 9 p.m. Jan. 11: Aaron Howell, 4 p.m. COTTAGE CAFÉ Route 1, Bethany Beach, Del. 302-539-8710 Every Tuesday: Pub Party Trivia w/DJ Bump, 6-9 p.m. FAGER’S ISLAND 60th Street and the bay 410-524-5500 Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch w/Everett Spells, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6: DJ Rob Cee, 9 p.m. Jan. 7: DJ Groove, 9 p.m. THE ORIGINAL GREENE TURTLE 116th Street 410-723-2120 Jan. 6: DJ Wax, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 7: DJ Wood, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 10: Trivia w/ DJ Jeremy, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 11: Guest Bartending w/DJ Mike B, 8 p.m.

HIGH STAKES Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 Jan. 6: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Zman, 9 p.m. Jan. 7: Bobby Burns, 4 p.m.; DJ Rupe, 9 p.m. HOUSE OF WELSH 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 888-666-0728 302-541-0728 Every Monday: DJ Norm, 6-9 p.m. Every Wednesday: Bob Hughes, 6-10 p.m. Every Friday: DJ Norm, 3-6 p.m.; Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. Every Saturday: Tony Vega, 6-10 p.m. JOHNNY’S PIZZA 56th Street, bayside 410-524-7499 Jan. 6: Lauren Glick, 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 7: Rick and Regina,

8 p.m. to midnight OCEAN CLUB NIGHTCLUB In the Horizons Restaurant In the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel 101st Street and the ocean 410-524-3535 Jan. 6-7: Power Play OCEAN PINES YACHT CLUB Mumford’s Landing Road 410-641-7501 Jan. 6: Troy Mawyer, 6 p.m.

FULL CIRCLE BJ’s on the Water: Friday, Jan. 6, 9 p.m. Seacrets: Saturday, Jan. 7, 5-9 p.m.

SEACRETS 49th Street and the bay 410-524-4900 Jan. 6: Element K, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 7: Full Circle, 5-9 p.m. SMITTY MCGEE’S Route 54 West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 Every Tuesday: Let’s Do Trivia Jan. 6: Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys

NO BYSCUYTS BJ’s on the Water: Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 p.m.

THE GREENE TURTLE WEST 9616 Stephen Decatur Highway West Ocean City 410-213-1500 Jan. 6: Skip Dixxon, 9 p.m. HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL 12841 S. Harbor Road West Ocean City 410-213-1846 Jan. 6: DJ Billy, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 7: Simple Truth and Friends, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 8: Opposite Directions, 2-6 p.m.; DJ Bigler, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 12: Opposite Directions, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.



Smitty McGee’s: Friday, Jan. 6

Ocean Club Nightclub, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7

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Outside of John’s Premium Cigars in Berlin on New Year’s Eve, are from left, Jake Terlizzi, Caden Bertino and Mike Hindy. OCEAN CITY TODAY/TOM RISEN

Ready to ring in the New Year at the Atlantic Hotel on Dec. 31, are from left, Jeff Sawyer, Lisa Monihan, Jen Taylor, Emily Taylor, Jeremy Hale and Bill Noah.


Waiting for the ball to drop in Berlin on New Year’s Eve are Bob and Sally Wairenius.



Two couples ready for midnight on New Year’s Eve in Berlin, from left, are Art Daigle, Sharon Daigle, Lisa Myers and Dennis Myers.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Berlin, from left, are Debbie Donahue, Jeff Pruitt, and Karen Schreiver.


Andrew Geiger bartends on New Year’s Eve at Smitty McGee’s on Route 54. (Right) Visiting Smitty McGee’s on New Year’s Eve are Mark and Barbara Kirkland of Rockville.


Celebrating New Year’s Eve at JC’s Northside Pub on 127th Street, are from left, Courtney Strickler and Kevin and Nancy Filoon of Philadelphia.

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Gathering at Bull on the Beach on 94th Street before the 18th annual Penguin Swim to benefit Atlantic General Hospital are, from left, Colleen and Ed Pettus, Justin McIntyre, Randy Williams, Kristy Baraniak, Todd Shilow, Brian Acquavella, Joie Bodoin, Brooke Williams and Bruce Barnaba. (Right) Laurie Chetelat and son, Trent, 11, prepare to dash into the ocean during the 18th annual Penguin Swim on 91st Street New Year's Day. (Far right) Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin and Public Relations Coordinator Kristin Joson keep an eye on the crowd before the annual Jan. 1 Penguin Swim.


Wayne Cannon, emcee for the Penguin Swim awards ceremony, and event chairwoman Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau take the stage inside the Princess Royale atrium on 91st Street to hand out trophies and prizes.


JJ Roth, left, sports a Superman costume as he joins Penguin Swim volunteer Sal Fasano on the beach before the Jan. 1 event.


Under the Influence band mates, Walt Farozic, left, and Charles Calloway perform in the Princess Royale atrium after the Jan. 1 Penguin Swim.


Dressed as Elvis, Bob Morin of Levittown, Pa., left, joins Bull on the Beach owner Phil Houck in the parking lot of the 94th Street restaurant before the New Year's Day Penguin Swim. Morin has participated in the swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, for eight years.


Haley Wittestadt of Joppa, Md., 11, wears an Angry Bird costume for the Penguin Swim. She received the "Red Hot Penguin" award.

At 83 years old, Pasquale Lemme of Newark, Md. was the oldest participant in the Penguin Swim. His great niece, 6-monthold Paige DiLegge of Fruitland, was the youngest.

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LONGABERGER BASKET AND VERA BRADLEY BAG BINGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bishopville Fire Department, 10709 Bishopville Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. Featuring 20 games (10 baskets/10 bags), special bingos, instant bingo and 50/50. Cost is $20 in advance (9 card games) or $25 at the door. Food, including oysters and fried chicken, and beverages available. Tickets: 443-235-2926.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church) in Ocean City, 9 a.m. to noon. With coffee and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, children 11 years and younger eat at half price. Info: 410-524-7994.

BINGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Highway (rear of St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church) in Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments for sale. Info: 410-524-7994.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY MEETING Berlin group No. 169, Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 5-6:30 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. It meets weekly. Info: Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 ORAL CANCER SCREENING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlantic ImmediCare at the Millsboro Rite Aid, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offering free oral cancer screening and teaching oral cancer self-examinations. Info: Dawn Denton, 410-641-9268. PANCAKE BREAKFAST â&#x20AC;&#x201D; VFW, Post 8296, 104 66th St., bayside in Ocean City, 9 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 or two pancakes, two eggs and two bacon slices for $5. Coffee included. Bloody Marys and mimosas cost $3. Info: 410-524-8196.





QIGONG LESSONS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Berlin, 4-5 p.m. Practiced in China for more than 2,500 years. Art and science of using breathing techniques, meditation, and both gentle and dynamic movements. First class is free, $10 per class thereafter. Info: Ric Timbol, 301-602-9419. OCEAN PINES CAMERA CLUB MEETING Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7 p.m. DELMARVA SWEET ADELINE CHORUS MEETS WEEKLY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, meets each Monday from 7-9 p.m., at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, White Horse Park. Women interested in learning and

singing in a barbershop format are welcome. Info: 410-208-4171. HAND DANCING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; House of Welsh, 1106 Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; al Highway, Fenwick, Del. Free lessons from 6-7 p.m., open dancing 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. Info: DC Hand Dance Club, 302-541-0728. FREE GED/ESL CLASSES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A new semester of classes begins the week of Jan. 9 at nine locations in Worcester County. A book fee may apply. Register: 410-632-5071, or en espanol 410-546-8634. FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN PINES LIBRARY MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines library, large meeting room, 11107 Cathell Road, 10 a.m. Refreshments available at 9:30 a.m. Glenn Irwin, executive director of the Ocean City Development Corporation, will present a program on various renovations, historic restorations, and building and improvements, especially in the old part of Ocean City below 14th Street. Info: 410-2084269.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 PLAYTIME â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 10:30 a.m. For infant to 5 years old. Foster creativity and confidence with age appropriate toys, games and activities. Develop cognitive, physical and social skills through this interactive, free play program. Info: 410-641-0650. LAP TIME â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children, ages infant to 2 years, will be introduced to songs, ames, finger

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plays and movement activities. Parents and caregivers will learn now and fun ways to interact with their toddlers. Info: 410-208-4014. YOGA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James G. Barrett Medical Office Building rotunda, 5:30-6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. Cost is $72 for eight sessions or $10 drop-in fee for first time. Info: Georgette Rhoads, 410641-9734 or SALISBURY SKI CLUB OF DELMARVA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nights of Columbus hall, 1504 Emerson Ave., Salisbury, 7 p.m. Camelback day trip, Jan. 18, $68 lift ticket and bus. Call Barb at 443-880-0746 or

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 STORY TIME â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-5 years, can enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-524-1818. BARISTA AND BOOKS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 10:30 a.m. Children, infant to 5 years and their caregivers, can enjoy stories; crafts; cocoa and pastries for the children; and coffee for the parents. Info: 410-524-1818. DELMARVA HAND DANCING CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Meets every Wednesday at Skyline Bar & Grille at The Fenwick Inn, 138th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Beginner and intermediate lessons, 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s and Carolina beach music. All







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CLUB OUTING The Berlin Youth Club spent a great night enjoying Christmas in Ocean City. The group was treated to a holiday dinner at The Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street and took a tour of Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park. They ended the night with a trip to see St. Nick. 

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Getting creative on the canvas of the Art League of Ocean City’s exhibit at the City Hall Open House on Jan. 1, are Tyler and Bethany Atkinson. (Right) Kathy Smith adds her granddaughter’s initials to the canvas.

OUT&ABOUT are welcome. Discounted food and drink prices. Info:, or 302-934-7951. PLAYTIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road,, 10:30 a.m. For infant to 5 years old. Foster creativity and confidence with age appropriate toys, games and activities. Develop cognitive, physical and social skills through this interactive, free play program. Info: 410-208-4014. BINGO — Every Wednesday at Ocean City Elks Lodge 2645, 138th Street across from Fenwick Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 years allowed in the hall during bingo. Info: 410250-2645.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12 STORY TIME — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-5 years, can enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays, music and crafts. Info: 410-208-4014. CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP — Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 3, 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, 7-8 p.m. Support and information for those affected by Celiac Disease. Info: Betty Bellarin, 410-603-0210. BEACH SINGLES — Every Thursday, Beach Singles 45-Plus meets for happy hour at Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, 47 p.m. Info: Arlene, 302-436-9577; Kate, 410524-0649; or RELAY FOR LIFE ‘KICK OFF’ — Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 7 p.m. Form a team, join a team or find out how you can help. Info: Joanne, 410-641-5434.

OCEAN PINES GARDEN CLUB BUSINESS MEETING — Ocean Pines Yacht Club, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, 10 a.m. Luncheon meeting will include the installation of new officers and the announcement of the program schedule for 2012. AUMC SOUP SALE — Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 Fourth St., in Ocean City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade sandwiches, soups and biscuits and homemade desserts. Carry-out available. Call: 410-289-7430.

ONGOING EVENTS NO NAME-CALLING WEEK ‘CREATIVE EXPRESSION EXHIBIT’ — Submit essays, poetry, music, original artwork or photographs that convey experiences and feelings about name-calling, and ideas for putting a stop to verbal bullying. Submit creations to your local library branch on or before Jan. 13 for exhibition during “No Name Calling Week,” Jan. 23-27. All branches of the Worcester County libraries: Ocean Pines library, 11107 Cathell Road, 410-208-4014; Berlin library, 220 N. Main St., 410-641-0650; Ocean City library, 10003 Coastal Highway, 410-5241818; Snow Hill library, 307 N. Washington St., 410-632-3495; and Pocomoke library, 301 Market St., 410-957-0878 OCEAN CITY AARP CHAPTER 1917 — Beginning in January, the group will meet at the Elks Lodge, 138th and Sinepuxent, second Thursday of the month - January, June, October and November, 9:30 a.m. SHORE UP! ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS SHORE UP! Inc. is accepting applications from persons who need help paying their home heating bills and electric bills. Residents of either Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties who meet state income guidelines may qualify for assistance. Info: 410-749-1142.

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

and over-stuffed sandwiches. A local’s favorite with authentic Irish specialities, including shepard’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. Outdoor seating available. Open for lunch and dinner. ■ EXPRESS CAFE, 4 Somerset St., Ocean City 410-289-1202 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Espresso bar, homemade sandwiches, crepes and fresh salads. ■ FAGER’S ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR, 60th Street on the bay, Ocean City 410-5245500 / / $$-$$$ / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted in the dining room only / Children’s menu / Full bar / Upscale restaurant on the bay. Casual fine dining, fresh fish, prime rib and seafood. Lighter fare menu served on our decks or inside. ■ FAT DADDY’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8228 / 216 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City 410-289-4040 / / $$$ / V-MC / No reservations required / Beer available / Family owned since 1995. Famous subs, pizza, deli sandwiches, wings and garden salads. Delivery, dine in or carry out. ■ FRESCO’S, 82nd Street, Ocean City 410524-8202 / / $$-$$$ / VMC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / On the bay, serving seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere. Reservations highly recommended. ■ GALAXY 66 BAR & GRILLE, 66th Street, Ocean City 410-723-6762 / $$-$$$ / V-M-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Full bar / Contemporary restaurant offering light fare and full entrees. Award- winning wine list, signature drinks and cocktails. ■ GREENE TURTLE NORTH, 116th Street, Ocean City 410-723-2120 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The Turtle, est. 1976, is an Ocean City tradition with a friendly staff, great food and something for everyone! Menu favorites are homemade crab cakes, kids’ menu, salads, burgers, wings and more! Featuring weekday lunch specials and happy hour, 50 high-def flat screen TVs, game room, gift shop, carry out, party trays, nightly drink specials, Keno, MD lottery, DJs with dance floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., year-round. ■ HALL’S SEAFOOD & STEAK, 60th Street, Ocean City 410-524-5008 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Serving Ocean City’s finest breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Open 7 days a week, all summer. New menu serving old favorites and new treats. ■ HARBORSIDE BAR & GRILL, 12841 S. Harbor Road, West Ocean City 410-213-1846 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront dining, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and “Original Orange Crush.” Entertainment nightly. ■ HARPOON HANNA’S RESTAURANT & BAR, Route 54 and the bay, Fenwick Island, Del. / $$ / VMC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Casual waterfront restaurant serving lunch, dinner. Fresh fish, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and all-you-caneat Alaskan crab legs. Open year-round. ■ HAWAIIAN CRAB BAR & GRILL, 37314 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Del. 302-4369800 / HawaiianCrab / $-$$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Waterfront dining, AUCE crabs, steaks, seafood and burgers. Food and drink specials. ■ HEMINGWAY’S AT THE CORAL REEF, 17th Street, in the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ocean City 410-289-2612 / www.ocmdrestau- / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Elegant dining room, Floridian/island-style cuisine. Seafood, tropical salsas, grilled steaks, pork chops, grilled pineapple, banana fritters, entree salads. ■ HIGH STAKES BAR & GRILL, Route 54, Fenwick Island, Del. 302-537-6971 / $-$$ / V-MAE-DIS / No reservations required / Carry-out available / Full bar / Casual dining, daily happy hour and daily food specials. Live entertainment. ■ HORIZONS OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT, 101st Street, Ocean City 410-524-3535 / / $-$$ ($20-45) / V-MC-AEDIS / Reservations accepted / Open tables / Children’s menu / Full bar / Oceanfront dining, fresh seafood certified Angus beef, all-you-caneat Sunday breakfast buffet and prime rib, crab leg and seafood buffet. ■ HOUSE OF WELSH, 1106 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, Del. 1-800-311-2707 / / $, $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Specializing in steaks and seafood. Open daily. Happy hour all day and night. Entertainment Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Casual attire. ■ HUBBA’S, 123rd Street Shopping Center, Ocean City 410-250-3230 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Family owned and operated. Featuring homemade soups and salads, pit beef, ham, turkey, paninis, barbecued ribs platters and more. Overstuffed sandwiches and subs. Dine in or carry out. Open seven days. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. ■ JOHNNY’S PIZZA PUB, 56th Street, Ocean City 410-524-7499 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Pizza, subs, wings, salads, beer, live music, high definition TVs, surf, movies, BlueRay. ■ JR’S THE ORIGINAL PLACE FOR RIBS, 61st and 131st streets, Ocean City 410-250-3100, 410-524-7427 / / $$ / V-MCAE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / The place for ribs since 1981. Family-friendly dining. Angus steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, prime rib, seafood, chicken. Early bird. ■ JULES FINE DINING, 118th Street, Ocean City 410-524-3396 / / $$, $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Local fare, global flair. Fresh seafood year-round, fresh local produce. ■ LAYTON’S, 16th Street, Ocean City 410289-6635 / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Breakfast served all day, featuring pancakes, french toast and breakfast sandwiches. Daily lunch specials. Carryout available. Established in 1959. ■ M.R. DUCKS, 311 Talbot St., Ocean City / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Burgers, fresh fish sandwiches along with other bar food favorites. Come by boat, car or bike. Always a cool drink waiting for you. Live entertainment on weekends. ■ OC WASABI, 33rd Street, Ocean City 410524-7337 / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / No children’s menu / Beer, wine / Sushi in a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Specializing in teriyaki and tempura. ■ P.G.N. CRABHOUSE, 29th Street, Ocean City 410-289-8380 / $ / V-MC-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Beer, wine / The Kaouris family has been serving the finest crabs, seafood, steaks and chicken to Ocean City locals and visitors since 1969. ■ PHILLIPS CRAB HOUSE, 20th Street, Ocean City 410-289-6821 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / The original Phillips, serving the finest seafood since 1956. Complete with all-you-caneat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carry-

JANUARY 6, 2012 out counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PHILLIPS SEAFOOD HOUSE, 141st Street, Ocean City 410-250-1200 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Just minutes to the Delaware line. Allyou-can-eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu and carryout counter. Daily early bird specials and plenty of free parking. ■ PONZETTI’S PIZZA, 144th Street, Ocean City / $ / MC / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Italian dinners, subs and homemade pizza. Happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Sports bar, live music on weekends. Light fare served till 1 a.m. Carry out available. ■ REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410524-5252 / / $$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Tableside flambé dining. Casually elegant, cuisine prepared tableside in the European tradition. Private dining rooms. Eclectic chef’s specials accompanied by an award-winning wine list. ■ SCHOONERS, 91st Street, in the Princess Royale, Ocean City 410-524-7777 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Oceanfront dining. Early bird, happy hour specials daily. Specials in the lounge. Children’s menu available. Open year-round. ■ SEACRETS, 49th Street, Ocean City 410524-4900 / / $$ / V-MC-AEDIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Island atmosphere. Soups, salads, Jamaican jerk chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, pizza and fresh seafood. ■ SHENANIGAN’S IRISH PUB, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk, in the Shoreham Hotel, Ocean City 410-289-7181 / / $-$$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Sit back and enjoy our two-fisted sandwiches and our frozen drink favorites, all from our oceanfront deck or our fine dining room. Always kid friendly with our special children’s menu. Live entertainment with no cover charge. So sing along … you’ll find an open Irish invitation. Latenight menu available. ■ SMITTY McGEE’S, 37234 Lighthouse Road, West Fenwick Island, Del. 302-436-4716 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / No children’s menu / Full bar / Casual. Big menu, including hot wings and drinks. ■ THE COTTAGE CAFE, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony), Bethany Beach, Del. 302-5398710 / / $, $$ / V-MC-AE / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / Seafood, kids’ menu, happy hour specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast buffet on weekends. ■ THE STERLING SEAFOOD GRILL & OYSTER BAR, 67th Street, in the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, Ocean City 410-524-5252 / / $$ / V-MC-AE-DIS / Reservations accepted / Children’s menu / Full bar / Fabulous raw bar serving the freshest raw oysters and clams, steamed shrimp, crab legs, mussels and oyster stew, made to order. “Fresh off the grill” items include rockfish, tuna, mahi mahi and salmon. Happy hour specials daily, 46 p.m. ■ WHISKERS PUB, 120th Street, OC Square, Ocean City 410-524-2609 / / $ / V-MC-AE-DIS / No reservations required / Children’s menu / Full bar / An oldworld saloon-type feel, Whisker’s Pub 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 all your favorite sports action. Open year-round, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour every day 4-7 p.m. Nightly food specials.

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Ocean City YR 139th Street Bayside. 1BR/2BA Unfurnished Condo. No Pets. No Smoking. $750/month + utilities and sec. deposit. Call Larry 410-2502700.

YR Rental 1BR Apartment, 43rd Street. $600/mo. plus utilities. Call Dale 443-736-5589 or email:

2BR Apartment 2nd floor. First and last month’s rent required and security deposit. $725/ month. Must have references. 443-664-2992 or 410-289-5335.

YR 3BR/2BA Sleeps 8. Boat dock, 2 blocks to ocean. Freshly painted, appliances, across from playground & tennis. $1000. 410-641-4664.

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Furnished winter Condo, large 2 story, 3BR/2BA, bayside OC. W/D, DW, off street parking. No pets. $700/mo. + util. Sec. dep. Call Sandy, 201-410-1094 or 201-288-0500 x230.

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YR Modest 2BR Home. Bishopville. $650 a month. No pets. Howard Martin Realty. 410352-5555. YR 1BR Rustic Cabin. Very small. Near Casino. $450 a month. No pets. Howard Martin Realty. 410-352-5555. 2BR/1BA Condo for rent on 28th St. Fully furnished with central air and heating. $900/ mo. Call 312-618-2000. 2BR/2BA Apt., NOC, for YR rental. Available immediately. Partially furnished. Pool, on water, boat slip, parking, W/D, $900/mo. plus utilities. Call 301351-2830. YR OP, 4BR/2BA, screened porch, 1 car garage. New carpet & paint. Available immediately. $1,200/month + utilities, security deposit. 240-447-5559.

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YR Fenwick / Arrington Woods. Spacious, 3BR, loft, 3BA Townhome. Furnished/unfurnished, fireplace, appliances, garage, swim club, maintained. $1200/ mo. 443-365-4624, after 5 410-250-1593. YR Rooms. $100. North OC. Utilities includes, W/D, cable. Furnished. Move in Today! Call 410-250-0050. Ocean pines YR 3BR/2BA, eatin kitchen, dining room, living and screened porch with large deck. All appliances. Separate large outdoor shed. Pets negotiable. Rent or rent to own. Lease security deposit and credit check required. 410-5621351. YR Berlin 4BR/3BA, C/A, W/D, dishwasher. Storage shed. Call 443-880-4053. Rental Starting at $900 a month in Berlin. Call Bunting Realty, Inc. 410-641-3313.

Rooms for Rent! First week FREE! Furnished and all utilities and cable TV included. Only $85 a week! Call 410-430-1746. Year Round Rentals in Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Salisbury. Please call 410-524-0900 or visit our Web site at: wOC. 2BR Apt. or Room for Rent. Newly remodeled. All utilities included except electric. 443-373-1319. Y/R wOC Newly constructed, quaint Cottages and newly renovated Apartments for rent ranging in price from $700/mo. to $850/mo. Most pets allowed in cottages, cats only in apartments. 410-213-1900 or 410726-7965.

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Summer Rental Spacious 4BR/3BA, furnished Townhouse on canal. All appliances. Parking. Call 443-235-2556. winter Rental Rooms & Apartments on 8th Street. Starting at $115/week. Includes utilities. Call Shery 443-664-2379. 3BR Units, furnished. Available now thru May 1st. $750/mo. or YR for $1,400. Call Bill 301-5375391. COUNTRY CABiN: 2BR/1BA. Gas heat, C/A, W/D. No pets. Berin/OP area. $750/month, year round. 410-430-0587

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west OC, private rooms for rent in beautiful home. Must see! Includes utilities, cable TV and wireless Internet. $400$600 per month. Call now 410422-7321. Yr Round - WOC, 1 bdrm., $650 plus utilities. unfurnished, laundry facility on site, close to mall and beach. Deposits required. No pets, adults only. Call John 410-726-0075 or Shirley 410-213-1847, e-mail

ROOMMATES ROOMMATES Room for Rent Shared house. $500 a month, utilities included. Ocean Pines. 443-373-1685. Rooms for Rent! First week FREE! Furnished and all utilities and cable TV included. Only $85 a week! Call 410-430-1746.

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

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

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Last room left in this 2BR Apartment. Blue Turtle Apt. #3 on 57th St., oceanside. The right room with the back exit door. $300 a month for room ($70 a week) for 1/2 the apartment. Month minimum. Rent always due the 1st. If you come in mid-month, prorated at $10 a day. Left room already taken by a decent guy named Dillon whom is 21 years old. Fully furn., ktch., lvg. rm. Electric, 68 degree heat, and flat screen TV w/cable included. No pets. No smoking inside. $150 sec. dep. Till April 1st. Quiet required. See at 410-422-4780

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Self-Storage Units on Route 50. Various sizes starting at $85 a month. 800 sq.ft. starting at $325 a month. Call Bill 301537-5391.

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COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Herring Creek Professional Center Rt. 50, just across from Chamber. Retail/Office. Great for computer repairs, exercise/aerobics studio/dance studio. 1000sf. New low rent, $700/month. Teal Marsh Rt. 611, across from Food Lion. Office/Retail/Other. Now only $900/month. 1400sf. Ocean Pines Pines Mini Plaza, next to Parts Plus. Great location, many uses. Rent reduced to $900/ month. Call Dale, 443-736-5589 or e-mail

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Call Michael “Montego Mike” Grimes at Montego Bay Realty at 1.800.745.5988 or email us at for further information.

165 Oyster Lane

Montego Bay Realty

JANUARY 6, 2012

Ocean City Today


Ocean City Today


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

JANUARY 6, 2012

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

Open Wednesday thru Sunday Specials excluding holidays

Chef Shawn Reese is now presenting ALL NEW MENU Served 7am - 11pm


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


1/2 Price Dinner Menu Entrees Specials Excluded

$9.95 & $12.95 Dinner Specials 5-10pm

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


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Also available 1, 2 & 3 bedroom oceanfront suites (additional charges will apply)


Open Wednesday thru Sunday

Friday, Saturday & Tuesday, February 10,11 & 14, 2012

$5.95 LUNCH SPECIALS 11 am-2 pm

Two courses - $30 per couple Three courses - $35 per couple

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 4-7 pm $3.95 - $4.95 Food Specials $9.95 Raw Bar Specials Steamed Shrimp Oysters or Clams on the Half Shell

President’s Weekend Deluxe Breakfast Buffet Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 - 7 am-1 pm Adults $14.95 - Children 4-12 $9.95 Children 3 & Under FREE

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

DRINK SPECIALS $3 Rail Drinks • $4 Margaritas $1.75 Drafts & $2.25 Domestic Beers

WILD CARD WEEKEND Saturday, 4:30 & 8pm Sunday, 1& 4:30pm 18 HI-DEF TVs/ 2 Jumbo HI-DEF TVs

Food & Drink Specials during the games

Ocean City Today  
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Ocean City Today isthe Ocean City, Md. resort's newspaper, also serving West Ocean City, Berlin and Ocean Pines in Worcester County, Md.