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Selzer Appointed Resident Director

WEST OCEAN CITY – The local office of Merrill Lynch in Ocean City has appointed a resident director this year. Christine Selzer has accepted the position.

“I am very excited about leading the office of 10 financial advisors and four assistants,” Selzer said. 

Selzer will still actively service her currents clients with her team of three. She holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University in her field and has been in the financial industry since 2000.

Agent Earns Designation

WEST OCEAN CITY – Jay Wise, sales manager for Prudential Carruthers Realtors, has announced that Skip Schlesinger, an agent in the West Ocean City office, has achieved the prestigious Fine Homes International Specialist designation.

Less than 11 percent of sales professionals hold this title, reflecting their commitment and expertise in the high-end luxury marketplace. This is his second luxury designation, already having been awarded the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist title.

Outdoor Display Changes Eyed

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to consider adoption of the Boardwalk Outdoor Display Guidelines and standards proposed by the Boardwalk Development Association. The public hearing will be held in the council chambers of City Hall, which is located at 301 Baltimore Avenue.

The public hearing is an opportunity for property owners and business owners to provide input concerning proposed changes and to seek more information about the proposed guidelines. The outcome of the public hearing may bring new standards for the regulation of outdoor display of merchandise on the Boardwalk for the upcoming season. The proposed guidelines may be viewed on the Town of Ocean City web site at www.town.ocean-city.md.us/p&z.html.

Local Named To Commission

ANNAPOLIS – Governor Martin O’Malley has announced the appointment of Diane L. McGraw of Worcester County to the Maryland Lottery Commission, which serves as an advisory board to the State Lottery Agency.

The Commission’s nine members are appointed to four-year terms by the governor with Senate advice and consent. The governor also appoints a liaison member from the Maryland Racing Commission. In November 2008, the commission assumed responsibility for regulating the operation of video lottery terminals in Maryland.

“I am proud to appoint Ms. McGraw to the Maryland Lottery Commission,” said O’Malley. “Ms. McGraw brings a wealth of expertise in the computer programming and national security industry and is a long time civic volunteer for a number of organizations. I am confident that together with the other members of the Lottery Commission, they will oversee the operations of video lottery terminals in the State of Maryland with the utmost integrity and with the best interest of the citizens of Maryland in mind.”

McGraw retired from the National Security Agency in January of 2001 after 24 years of service. She is a member-at-large for the Worcester County Commission for Women, is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County where she also served as president from 2003 to 2004, is a docent of the Worcester County Veteran Memorial, is a member of the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, is the treasurer of the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines, a member of the Ocean Pines Association, and serves as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Community Activities and a member of the Website Design and Support team for the Parke at Ocean Pines Association

Top Producers Named

Bethany Beach, DE – ResortQuest Real Estate announced December’s top producers for all locations at a recent sales meeting.

Jane Baxter of the Bethany Beach office received top honors for listing volume for the month of December. Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are Baxter for the Bethany Beach office; Linda Quasney for the Bayside office; Wayne Phillips for the Ocean City office; and Tammy Hadder & Anne Meiklejohn for the Sea Colony at Marketplace office.

Bill Hand of the Marketplace office received top honors for sales volume for the month of December. Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are Hand for the Marketplace office and Barry Grim for the Bethany Beach office. 

Team Dayna Feher, consisting of Dayna Feher, Kae Quillen, Tammy Hitchens and Jeff Wolfenbarger, of the Bethany Beach office received top honors for listing volume for teams for the month of December. Top listing volume team award by office are: Team Dayna Feher for the Bethany Beach office; Team Jen/Ann, consisting of Jennifer Hughes & Anne Powell, for the Bayside office; and Team Colleen/Missy, consisting of Colleen Windrow and Missy Nalewaik, for the Marketplace at Sea Colony office.

PRMC Accord Reached

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center and its Peninsula Regional Medical Group have announce that James Burns, DO and the Main Street MedCenter have entered into an agreement with Peninsula Regional Medical Center to integrate his practice with Peninsula Regional’s Occupational Health Services practice.

Burns, well known to the community with over 20 years of experience providing occupational health services and urgent care, will serve as medical director of Peninsula Regional’s Occupational Health Services. He is a certified Medical Review Officer, Breath Alcohol Technician/Instructor and FAA designated Aeromedical Examiner. Dr. Burns, along with Jane Burns, CRNP and Flora Glasgow, an NP graduate, will provide occupational health services to business clients in the area and urgent care to their employees.

Over the next couple of months the staffs at Main Street MedCenter, located on Mt. Hermon Road and Peninsula Regional’s existing Occupational Health Services location at Tilghman Road will close and relocate to a brand new facility at Woodbrooke, located on Route 50 and Tilghman and Mt. Hermon Roads in Salisbury under the new name of Peninsula Regional Medical Group’s Main Street Occupational Health & Urgent Care.

First Model Opens At Bayside

SELBYVILLE, Del. – NVHomes’ first model home at Bayside, the award-winning resort golf community near Fenwick Island, opened to the public late last month.

The new decorated model, called the Bornquist, is one of six different homestyles – five single family homes and a two-story villa – NV offers at Bayside. NV will soon begin constructing a model of its Severn villa with plans for a February opening. NV’s Bayside homes start in the low $300,000s.

“We are glad that potential buyers will now have the opportunity to see the type of quality homes we are building at Bayside,” said Todd Hickman, division manager and vice president of NVHomes’ Maryland Delaware Coastal division. “We believe homebuyers will be delighted with the craftsmanship, design, and energy efficiency of our homes as well as the generous included features.

The Bornquist model at Bayside is an elegant three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,628-square-foot home that offers the best in first floor living. The basic floorplan of the Bornquist runs about 2,223 square feet with options for additional bedrooms, baths, bonus and sitting rooms that expand the living area to 2,700 square feet.

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