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Hileman Names Top Agent

BERLIN – Bethany Drew was recently named Hileman Real Estate’s top agent for September in both listings and sales. She is licensed in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia and been named top agent of the tear three times.

Community Makes Donation

OCEAN VIEW, Del. – Millville By The Sea, Delaware’s largest master planned community, has donated $10,000 to The Fisher House. Proceeds were from its fourth annual golf tournament, held Oct. 7, at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

 Millville By The Sea, when completed, will have more than 3,000 homes, multiple pools, tennis and recreation areas, lakes, a town center with shops and services, and the new Beebe South Coastal Medical Center.

PRMC Secures Property

SALISBURY – The Peninsula Regional Health System announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the land and structure at 115 East Carroll Street. The nearly two-acre property, from the 1950’s until this month, served as the administrative offices and production facilities of The Daily Times. The Peninsula Regional Health System anticipates closing on the property in mid- to late-November.

Currently, there are no immediate plans for occupancy of the building or any plans to locate or relocate any of the health system’s services, including those at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, to that location. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, a 111-year-old health care facility and the largest tertiary care center on the Delmarva Peninsula, is located across Carroll Street from the property.

“We are excited to have agreed in principle to purchase approximately two acres of prime real estate directly across the street from our Medical Center and to have it available for future expansion,” said Alan Newberry, President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Peninsula Regional Health System. “For decades our Board of Trustees has supported the vision of Peninsula Regional’s leadership to obtain available land adjacent to our Medical Center. This particular purchase, like similar ones dating back to the 1960’s, was made now to secure additional space that we know we will need to meet the future patient care requirements of a growing Delmarva Peninsula population.”

Partnership Formed

OCEAN CITY George Tunis, chairman of Hardwire LLC – a local defense manufacturing company that provides composite armor systems for anything from bridges to buildings, jump-started a long-term, major business partnership with Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation recently with a donation of $15,000 toward Believe In Tomorrow’s Beach Respite Housing.

The initial, generous investment paid for a special retreat for the Walter Reed Pediatric Cancer Support Group hosted at the Children’s House By the Sea in Ocean City from Oct. 10-13. In addition, some of the money will go toward new 32-inch HDTVs to assist families at Ocean City retreat facilities in rest and relaxation.

The Walter Reed retreat brought six families to the Ocean City Children’s House by the Sea facility for an afternoon of putt-putt and go-cart riding and a cookout feast of crabs and BBQ.

OC Official Retires

OCEAN CITY – Town of Ocean City Chief Building Official Mike Richardson is retiring after over 25 years of service to the town. Richardson’s last day on the job will be Oct. 31.

Richardson joined the town on June 20, 1983 as a field inspector and was named acting chief building inspector in September 1983. His appointment to chief building official came in April 1984.

During his career with the town, Richardson has been very involved in professional organizations. In 1988 he was appointed one of five building officials from across the country to review and make recommendations for wind load provisions. In 1996 he was appointed by the Governor to a statewide committee to develop the Maryland Building Performance Standards.

In 1998 he was appointed by the governor to a state committee to develop the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code. In 2003 he was appointed to the National Committee for Specialized Concrete Inspector by the International Code Council.

"Throughout the years, it has been a very challenging job yet very fulfilling and educational and I have met some very interesting people," Richardson said. "And I have enjoyed it. I thank Ocean City for giving me the opportunity."

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