News & Notes

Easter Brunch Specials on Delmarva
Posted On: 3/27/17
Source: Shorebread

No Easter is complete without a good, old fashioned Easter egg hunt and, our personal favorite, Easter brunch. By now, you’ve probably gathered...

Foreign Language Club members from Stephen Decatur High School are pictured looking over designs for their traveling mural project. Photo by Charlene Sharpe
BERLIN – People need to be kinder. That’s the message a group of Stephen Decatur High School students are hoping to share with a traveling mural...
Delaware State Parks: The Spring Edition
Posted On: 3/24/17
Source: Shorebread

If you’ve never ventured out to explore the State Parks in Delaware, this is the year to do it! With so many events, camps and programs to...

Then & Now: The Beaches of Crisfield
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: Shorebread

Located along the Tangier Sound, Crisfield is a small town nearly surrounded by water. Where there is water, we search for a beach, and along...

Resort Officials Approve Major Volleyball Tourney
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
OCEAN CITY- Resort officials this week approved an indoor volleyball tournament set for Mother’s Day weekend that has already led to the booking...
St. Pat’s Soccer Tournament Concludes
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 29th St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament wrapped up last week after roughly 150 teams and...
Decatur Softball Opens With 11-0 Rout
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity softball team wasted no time jumping out to a fast start on the new season this week, routing Queen Anne’s,...
Seahawks Blank Lions In Season Opener
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team got its 2017 campaign off to a good start this week with a 3-0 shutout of Queen Anne’s on the road...
Mallards Rout Royals, 17-2, In Opener
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Worcester’s Trent Marshall makes a move against the Delmarva Christian defense in the first quarter of the season opener on Wednesday.

Photo by Shawn Soper
BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team got off to a fast start this week, routing visiting Delmarva Christian, 17-2, in a cold,...
Decatur Girls Start Season With 10-5 Win
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Decatur’s Claire Porter sets the offense during the second half of the Seahawks’ 10-5 win over Saints Peter and Paul on Wednesday. Porter led the Seahawks with three goals.

Photo by Shawn Soper
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team got a nice early win against always-tough non-conference foe Saints Peter and Paul on...
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American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 celebrated the 98th birthday of the American Legion this month and presented its First Responders Awards...
New Arts Event In OC To Benefit Nonprofits
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
OCEAN CITY — The public is invited to the inaugural “pARTy for the Arts” on Saturday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts...
Verizon TCC Donates School Supplies To Showell Elementary
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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Verizon TCC of Ocean Pines recently a donated a wealth of school supplies to students at Showell Elementary School. Pictured, from left, are...
Worcester Approves New Health Care Zoning District
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
SNOW HILL – Worcester County officials approved a new floating zoning district designed to give more flexibility to the developers of health care...
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Gregory Purnell was the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Worcester County NAACP. He shared fascinating facts about local African...
Worcester Schools Planning New Kids Fitness Program
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
BERLIN – School system officials are hoping a new physical education program will teach students the importance of staying active throughout their...
Offshore Wind Public Hearing Planned For Saturday
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
OCEAN CITY — With the clock ticking on a final decision on the developer of a vast offshore wind energy farm off the coast of Ocean City, the two...
Things To Do Around Town – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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March 24: Downtown Bishopville Party-The-Bull And Oyster Roast 6-10 p.m. Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department. Oysters all ways, beef...
T.C. Studios Hosts “Paint Your Pet” Fundraiser
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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T.C. Studios in Ocean City hosted a “Paint your Pet” fundraiser for the Worcester County Humane Society last month, raising roughly $600 for the...
SD High School National Honor Society Initiates Second Food Drive
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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December isn’t the only time for giving as the Stephen Decatur High School National Honor Society proved during the months of February and March....
Worcester Prep ninth and tenth graders participated in “Maker Day,” a day to celebrate inventing, problem solving, working collaboratively, and...
OCEAN CITY — A debate last week at the police commission level about tweaking the resort’s trailer parking ordinance enforcement spilled over to...
Discretion A Key Part With Smoking Enforcement
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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In a resort area like Ocean City, a zero tolerance policy on smoking will never work. It will alienate too many who could legitimately be unaware...
OCEAN CITY — A debate last week at the police commission level about tweaking the resort’s trailer parking ordinance enforcement spilled over to...
Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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Are you okay with Maryland becoming a sanctuary state? I’m not for a number of reasons, but here’s why it was in the news this week. The House of...
A Week In Business – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Merrill Lynch announced that Financial Advisor Zach Newton has joined the Giles Group, which has been in Ocean City for 11 years. “We are excited...
Rum Bottle Honored With ‘Best Of Show’ Award
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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OCEAN CITY – O.Berk Company has been awarded Best of Show at the 2017 National Association of Container Distributors Packaging Awards for...
Improved Bill Notifications Sought
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
SALISBURY – Wicomico County officials want to include language in a county code that will outline a process for distributing information on...
Adventures Of Fatherhood – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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I don’t know if I’m a cruise person or not, but I have come to realize I’m definitely a Disney Cruise Line person. We went on our second Disney...
The Resorter … Revisited – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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Summer of 1965 Volume XI Edition 2 Issue Highlights Bobby Baker’s Carousel was calling itself the “most luxurious year around resort motel on the...
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Stephen Decatur High School sophomore Kirsten Graham and senior Gary Briddell were recognized as the February Premier Driving School Athletes of...
Cops And Courts – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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Traffic Stop Leads To Heroin, Weapon OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on weapons and drug charges last weekend after a routine traffic...
Pocomoke Elementary Principal Earns National Honor
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Maryland Association of Elementary Schools Executive Director Steve Hagenbuch is pictured recognizing Principal Michael Browne at a surprise event this week. Photo by Charlene Sharpe
POCOMOKE – Blue and gold streamers waving, Pocomoke Elementary School students helped education officials surprise Principal Michael Browne this...
Wicomico County Approves Comprehensive Plan
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County have approved the 2017 Wicomico County Comprehensive Plan and recent changes to its growth tier maps. In...
Voices From The Readers – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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Anonymous Generosity Much Appreciated Editor Last year I wrote a thank you letter to an unknown couple who dropped off a couple of bags of...
Motorist Charged After West Ocean City Accident Scare
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Damage to the fence around the South Point Village neighborhood caused by an alleged drunk driver is pictured Saturday afternoon. Photo by Shawn Soper
WEST OCEAN CITY — A West Ocean City motorist was arrested on hit-and-run and other charges last weekend after allegedly striking another vehicle...
Who’s Playing When And Where – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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28th Street Pit And Pub 410-289-2020 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. Every Thursday: Locals’ Night With DJ BK Adolfo’s 410-289-4001 13th St. & The...
What’s Your Sign? March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Put your restlessness to good use by indulging the Arian love of exploring new places and seeking new challenges....
Open Houses Of The Week – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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MILLVILLE Bishop’s Landing 25513 Fox Point Ln Daily 10-6 New Community 5 Minutes to Beach 3-5BR Villas & Homes Lots of Amenities Beazer Homes...
Ocean City, Firefighters Union Contract Ratified
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
OCEAN CITY — The Town of Ocean City and its career firefighter-paramedic union formally ratified the new contract in a brief but cordial ceremony...
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Ocean City Elementary kindergarten students enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day sing-a-long with local musician Frankie O’Nanna. Pictured are students...
Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
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The year 1896 is an important date in the history of Ocean City for it marked the beginning of the commercial fishing industry and changed a...
We Remember Those We Have Lost – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
George William Sherk OCEAN CITY — George William Sherk, age 73, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017 in the Neurotrauma ICU of the University...
Parent Seeks More Computer Classes
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
NEWARK – Citing the growing technology industry, a local parent encouraged school system officials to expand the availability of computer classes...
Things I Like – March 24, 2017
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
No traffic on a long road trip Being able to relax on vacation A room filled with natural daylight When a defensive player scores in lacrosse Not...
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On Sunday, March 19, a crowd gathered for the Consecration Service for the recently expanded Shepherd’s Nook and Sarah’s Pantry at the Community...
Ocean Pines Weighing Country Club Changes
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
BERLIN – Concerns regarding the need for community feedback highlighted a discussion of changes planned for the Ocean Pines Association Country...
New Ocean Pines Online Forum Concerns Some Board Members
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
Ocean Pines resident Joe Reynolds makes a point during an Ocean Pines Association Board meeting Monday. Photo by Charlene Sharpe
BERLIN – The launch of an online forum by the Ocean Pines Association last week was met with criticism from several members of the association’s...
Berlin Park Pond Sampling To Begin
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
BERLIN — The first step in remediating Berlin Falls Park starts on Monday with sampling of the ponds, announced Mayor Gee Williams. “We are...
Health Focus Groups Next Month
Posted On: 3/23/17
Source: MD Coastal Dispatch
SNOW HILL – Worcester County health officials and a partnering nonprofit want the community’s input on their health care system. The Maryland...
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