State Relaxes New Pool Regs

OCEAN CITY — Hundreds of pools and spas in the resort area and thousands more across the state facing mandatory new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards got a little relief last week when the deadline for compliance was extended amid considerable confusion. The state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) late last year… Read more »

More Beer, Wine Licenses Sought In Berlin

BERLIN — Between two new businesses and the expansion of an established café, Berlin wine lovers should have a lot to toast to this spring. Last week, Sisters, an eclectic store that will include everything from housewares to jewelry, received a beer and wine license from the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC). Owners… Read more »

Kufchak Named OCPD Auxiliary Officer Of Year

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department last week announced Shalimar Kufchak has been named “Auxiliary Officer of the Year” at an annual banquet last Thursday. The OCPD Auxiliary Program, which began in 1999, includes 16 members who generously donate their time to the department and the Ocean City Community. The title of “Auxiliary… Read more »

OCFD Offers Free Home Evaluations

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) this week announced a new community outreach program including home fire safety evaluations. The program will be conducted on a voluntary basis as a courtesy to residents and homeowners in the OCFD response area. Members of the OCFD will begin a systematic door-to-door campaign asking if… Read more »

Resort Employees Score Surprise Day Off

OCEAN CITY – About a month after general employees aired their grievances and announced plans to form a union, the Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to grant an additional holiday for this year, Random Acts Of Kindness Day. Last week, Mayor Rick Meehan presented Councilman Brent Ashley with a Proclamation designating April 6 as Random… Read more »

Oyster Shuckers Set Fast Pace

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WEST OCEAN CITY — It was more of the same at the 9th Annual Oyster Shucking Contest at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City last Sunday as Tom Creveling of Harrison’s Harbor Watch repeated as champion for the third straight year. For the last nine years, some of the fastest oyster shuckers on the… Read more »

Clean Water Act Milestone Celebrated

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OCEAN CITY – Clean water advocates came out to Turville Creek last Thursday to take in the local waterways on Clean Water Day. “We are going to enjoy a paddle on Turville Creek … appreciate what we have and appreciate what we need to protect,” Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) Executive Director and Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips… Read more »

Youth Golf Drop-In Program Announced

BERLIN- The Eastern Shore Junior Golf League is inviting young players in the area to compete in a weekly coed nine-hole scramble throughout this spring. Area students in grades 7-12 are invited to compete in the weekly coed nine-hole scramble each Monday at Eagle’s Landing in West Ocean City beginning on April 23 and concluding… Read more »