Organist June Todd was caught by surprise when her friends and family showed up at services at Temple Bat Yam, a Reform Jewish Congregation, to honor her for her ten years of service as the Temple Bat Yam organist. Above, Cantor Cheryl Taustin, Rabbi Susan Warshaw and Organist June Todd, standing behind grandsons Zach and Josh Farnan, daughter Mary with husband Tim Price and daughter Martha Farnan.
Local residents Bill and Mary Ochse attended the Democratic Convention in Denver and related their experiences at the Democratic Women’s Club monthly meeting. Pictured, from left, are Bill and Mary Ochse; Arlene Page, President, Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County; and Chuck Herbert, Worcester County Democratic Central Committee.
Worcester Preparatory School Board Development Committee meets monthly to guide the school’s development direction. It consists of parents, Board of Trustee members, alumni and Worcester staff members. Pictured, first row, Susan Beauchamp, Cathy Davies-Harmon, Dr. Merle Marsh and Laura Mears; second row, Kathleen Marshall, Chair Laura Jenkins, Steve Green and William Esham III; and third row, Reese Cropper, Dr. Barry … Continue reading
Further evidence of our little man growing up at a clip far too fast for his parents was his entrance earlier this month into the world of solids, or at least some mushy stuff resembling food. The first couple days of this new experience were not pretty. Rather than swallowing the oatmeal cereal-formula mix, he was simply storing it in … Continue reading
BERLIN – The arrival of fall in the resort area typically coincides with the arrival of a maze of orange cones and barrels in the resort area and this year will be no different with a couple of substantial repaving projects underway along the busy Route 50 corridor. The State Highway Administration (SHA) this week began the first of two … Continue reading
BERLIN – A federal rural development grant to improve substandard housing in the tri-county area is nearly $10,000 more than the 2008 funds, but many homeowners will be left out. “It’s very little we get to address it,” said McKinley Tull, housing development director at Shore-Up! “It’s very hard.” The $35,378 grant will fund Shore-Up’s entire housing rehabilitation program for … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY – For Joe Hall, running for City Council may not totally be a numbers game, but there’s one that he’s keeping in the back of his mind: the number 74. Back in 2006, he fell just short in his re-election bid, coming in fifth place in the voting, losing by just 74 votes to Mary Knight. Hall is … Continue reading
BERLIN – An official from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) encouraged Berlin to keep its electric power plant Monday night during a Berlin Town Council meeting devoted to the electric system and use the power plant to help make Maryland more energy self-sufficient. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley pushed for more local, smaller scale power plants in his keynote address at … Continue reading
BERLIN – Electric consultant Booth and Associates had good news for the town of Berlin Monday night after completing a preliminary survey of the electric generation and distribution system. The burning question, whether Booth can find a way to bring electric bills down, will be answered in detail at the Oct. 7 meeting. “I think the good news is we … Continue reading
BERLIN – The Berlin Utilities Commission (BUC) has at least one vacancy after the departure of BUC chair Damian Preziosi, and is looking for someone with experience to fill that spot. Preziosi resigned from the BUC in late August, citing the lack of respect for the BUC by the town government. At their first meeting after Preziosi’ s resignation, the … Continue reading