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Resort Continues Work On Md.-Del. Bike Path Concept

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
OCEAN CITY — Creating a seamless bicycle route from one end of the resort to the other continues to progress, but the town’s elected officials were less than keen on some of the proposed solutions this week.In an effort to continue progress in making Ocean City more bicycle-friendly and get more bikes off Coastal Highway... Read more » The post Resort Continues Work On Md.-Del. Bike Path Concept appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Wicomico County Strategic Plan Process In Early Stages

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
SALISBURY – Fiscal strength and stability, responsible management of the Salisbury airport and water and sewer expansion topped a list of long-term goals presented to the Wicomico County Council this week.On Tuesday, Councilman Bill McCain presented the legislative branch with a proposed strategic plan for Wicomico County.Since taking his seat on the council in December,... Read more » The post Wicomico County Strategic Plan Process In Early Stages appeared first on News Ocean City...READ POST.

Special Meeting To Approve OPA Budget Set For Saturday

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
BERLIN –  Ocean Pines Association officials continue to make changes to the proposed budget, which is now expected to be approved Saturday.Last Saturday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Board of Directors tabled a motion to approve the proposed $12.8 million budget. The decision came after lengthy discussion of ways to cut the spending plan, which... Read more » The post Special Meeting To Approve OPA Budget Set For Saturday appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast...READ POST.

Pines GM Out After 19 Months

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
BERLIN –  Less than two years after his arrival, the Ocean Pines Association has parted ways with its general manager.On Tuesday, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) released a statement regarding General Manager John Bailey.“The Board of Directors of Ocean Pines Association, Inc. and its General Manager John Bailey have mutually decided to part ways,” the... Read more » The post Pines GM Out After 19 Months appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch...READ POST.

Ocean Pines Swim Team Reaching New Heights; Members To Compete In State Championships

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
OCEAN PINES – Nearly 40 swimmers will represent the Ocean Pines Swim Team in state championship meets beginning next week.Throughout the month of March, 39 registered swimmers with the Ocean Pines Swim Team (OPST) will conclude their season in a series of championship meets throughout Maryland.“This year is definitely the most we’ve had going to... Read more » The post Ocean Pines Swim Team Reaching New Heights; Members To Compete In State Championships appeared first on...READ POST.

County Letter To State Outlines Sprinkler Plan

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
SNOW HILL –  Worcester County leaders this week forged ahead with their plan to bypass the state’s residential fire sprinkler requirements.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to send the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation a letter outlining the county’s plan to offer property owners a residential fire sprinkler waiver. The commissioners... Read more » The post County Letter To State Outlines Sprinkler Plan appeared...READ POST.

Association, Berlin Initiate Deal For Property Transfer

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
BERLIN –  The Berlin Community Improvement Association has agreed to move forward with transferring ownership of the Flower Street Multi-Purpose Building to the Town of Berlin.Town officials met with D.J. Lockwood, chairman of the Berlin Community Improvement Association (BCIA), Tuesday. Lockwood informed them that the group wanted to proceed with developing a memorandum of understanding... Read more » The post Association, Berlin Initiate Deal For Property Transfer appeared...READ POST.

Jenkins Honored With First Parker Conservation Award

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
BERLIN — Charles “Buddy” Jenkins was honored last week with the inaugural Stephen N. Parker Conservation Legacy Award. The award was presented at a banquet hosted by the Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin.The award was designed by Jordan Pippen of Steel and Glory in Berlin. Speakers included Dave Wilson,... Read more » The post Jenkins Honored With First Parker Conservation Award appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch...READ POST.

Berlin Intermediate Sixth Grade Students Work Together Donating Supplies And Raising Money To Benefit Worcester County Humane Society

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Berlin Intermediate School’s sixth grade students are working together to donate needed supplies and to raise money to benefit the animals at the Worcester County Humane Society shelter. Students are competing in a Penny Race to raise money to be donated for the shelter’s 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets event on Saturday, April 20. The post Berlin Intermediate Sixth Grade Students Work Together Donating Supplies And Raising Money To Benefit Worcester County Humane Society...READ POST.

Things To Do Around Town – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation Mondays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Ocean Pines branch library, 11107 Cathell Rd., Ocean Pines. Appointment: 443-373-2667. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Mac Center, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 100, Salisbury. Appointment: 410-957-0878. Fridays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pocomoke branch library, 301 Market St., Pocomoke City. Appointment: 410-957-0878. Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-3... Read more » The post Things To Do Around Town – February 22, 2019...READ POST.

Cops And Courts – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Alleged Crack Dealer BustedOCEAN CITY — A Berlin man was arrested on drug distribution charges last week after allegedly selling crack cocaine to an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer on different occasions.During the month of November, an OCPD narcotics detective began an investigation into a suspect believed to be involved in distributing crack cocaine... Read more » The post Cops And Courts – February 22, 2019 appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast...READ POST.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City Supports Student Leadership Clubs

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Annually the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City supports student leadership clubs including Berlin Intermediate School. The club received a $500 donation recently from the parent Kiwanis Club to support the BIS Builders Club, which is making 300 blankets for Diakonia, the local shelter for people in transition from homelessness to stability.  Pictured, back from... Read more » The post Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City Supports Student Leadership Clubs...READ POST.

Ocean City Elementary Second Grade Class Collect Over 600 Canned Goods

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
The students in Abby Harrison’s second grade class at Ocean City Elementary, along with the other second grade classes, collected over 600 canned goods for their 100th Day of School Project. These cans were then donated to Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Middletown Del. The post Ocean City Elementary Second Grade Class Collect Over 600 Canned Goods appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Kiwanis Club Of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City Sponsors New Club In Worcester County Developmental Center

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
The newest club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City is the Kiwanis Aktion Club, located in the Worcester County Developmental Center (WCDC) in Newark. On Jan. 28, the annual $500 check presentation took place at the WCDC.  The Aktion Club is for adults with disabilities interested in completing projects to better... Read more » The post Kiwanis Club Of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City Sponsors New Club In Worcester County Developmental Center appeared first...READ POST.

Daughters Of The American Revolution Participate In Community Class Room At Snow Hill Middle School

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
The General Levin Winder Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in a Community Class Room at Snow Hill Middle School.  The members attended two of Sean Wilson’s eighth grade history classes and advised students on their history projects. Pictured, from left, are Chapter Regent Gail Weldin and members... Read more » The post Daughters Of The American Revolution Participate In Community Class Room At Snow Hill Middle School...READ POST.

Democratic Central Committee Of Worcester County Welcome Democratic State Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings To Monthly Meeting

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Democratic Central Committee of Worcester County Chair Dr. Roxie Dennis Achlononu and Berlin Mayor Gee Williams welcomed Democratic State Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings for a presentation of her goals and our concerns at the committee’s monthly meeting. The post Democratic Central Committee Of Worcester County Welcome Democratic State Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings To Monthly Meeting appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

A Week In Business – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
New Senior VPs NamedOCEAN CITY – Bank of Ocean City President/CEO Reid Tingle, along with the Board of Directors, has announced the promotions of Mary Kato and Harry Hammond to senior vice presidents.Kato joined Bank of Ocean City in February of 1994 and has served in various roles in the Operations Department, currently serving in... Read more » The post A Week In Business – February 22, 2019 appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Student Announcements – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
•Some 110 Worcester County area students were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the fall 2018 semester.Berlin area residents include Hailey Bianca, Zachary Bounds, Kate Carpenter, Cora Cox, Zachary Davis, Britaney Dunkle, Cassidy Eichelberger, Rachel Eure, Brianna Fleischmann, Taylor Frederick, Tesher Freng, Justine Graham, William Groome, Kelsie Hawkins, Sadie Helvig, Michael Jones,... Read more » The post Student Announcements – February 22, 2019...READ POST.

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Rolling chairs were a familiar sight in Ocean City in 1920s and 1930s and were an early version of today’s Boardwalk tram. Many college students helped pay their tuition by pushing tourists up and down the Boardwalk in those wicker chairs on wheels.Rolling chairs originated in Atlantic City, N.J. and quickly made their way south.... Read more » The post Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – February 22, 2019 appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

We Remember Those We Have Lost – February 22, 2019

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 21, 2019
Mary Margaret CurranOCEAN CITY — Mary Margaret “Peggy” Curran, age 62, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Curran and Regina O’Keefe. She is survived by her son, Todd Dolan; daughter Thomasine Dolan; brothers Charles Curran (Chris) and Michael Curran; sister Carol Ann Curran;... Read more » The post We Remember Those We Have Lost – February 22, 2019 appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland...READ POST.
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