Several Big Winners Rewarded In Mid-Atlantic

The crew on the “Texas Tea” weighed this 77-pound white marlin on the last day of the MidAtlantic last week to win the division and take home the tournament’s top prize of $714.259.

Photo courtesy Hooked on OC

OCEAN CITY- The 24th Mid-Atlantic fishing tournament finished with a flourish late last week with the appropriately named “Texas Tea” sweeping in on the final day with a 77-pound white marlin worth over $713,000.

Now in its 24th year, the Mid-Atlantic as the tournament is now simply called, continues to be one of the top sportfishing events in the region, second only perhaps to the White Marlin Open. Tournament headquarters has always been the Canyon Club in Cape May, N.J., and that hasn’t changed, but the Mid-Atlantic is now about 50-50 in terms of the number of boats fishing out of the sister ports in Ocean City and Cape May.

For several years, it was an Ocean City-based boat sweeping in on the tournament’s final day to claim the top prize, but Cape May turned the tables on O.C. this year. Shortly after the scale opened in Cape May last Friday evening, angler 16-year-old angler Vincent Savino and the crew on the “Texas Tea” weighed a 77-pound white marlin to take the lead in the premiere division.

Just moments later, the Ocean City-based “Lights Out” weighed a 72-pound white marlin at its home port at Sunset Marina in West Ocean City to settle into second place. Third place was occupied by the crew on the “Naps V” out of Cape May with a 71-pounder caught on Wednesday. When the dust settled, it was the “Texas Tea” crew taking home the tournament’s top prize of $714,259. The “Lights Out” crew earned $137,287 for its second-place white, while the “Naps V” earned $74,213.

The “Makara” out of Ocean City weighed this 566-pound blue marlin on Wednesday during the MidAtlantic, taking first place in the division and earning $196,836. Photo courtesy Hooked on OC

The “Makara” out of Ocean City weighed this 566-pound blue marlin on Wednesday during the MidAtlantic, taking first place in the division and earning $196,836.
Photo courtesy Hooked on OC

In the blue marlin division, it was an Ocean City sweep with boats fishing out of the resort taking the top three spots. The crew on the “Makara” took first place with a 566-pound blue marlin caught on Wednesday last week worth $196,836. The “Ringleader” out of Harbour Island in Ocean City took second place with a 543-pounder caught on Day One that was ultimately worth $420,998 because of added entry levels. Another Ocean City-based boat, the “Fish On,” took third in the blue marlin division with a 437-pounder caught on Day Two that was worth $91,855.

The tuna division featured several big-eyes throughout the week and also included a strong showing by Ocean City-based boats. The “Plane Simple” out of Ocean City took first place with a 214-pounder worth $452,822, which was the tournament’s second highest cash prize. Another Ocean City-based boat, the “Canyon Runner,” took second in the tuna division with a 199-pounder worth $223,496. The Cape May-based “Operating Room” took third with a 198-pounder worth $154,758.

In the dolphin division, it was the “Bar South” taking first place with a 38-pounder worth $48,199. The crew on the “Blue Runner” took first in the wahoo division with a 73-pounder worth $46,506.

Several other boats won significant money in different Calcuttas for placing in various positions on the leaderboard. In the white marlin division, the “Lady Luck” won $34,705 in prize money with a 65-pounder. The “Reel Toy” also won $16,920 for its 65-pound white marlin. In the tuna division, the “MJ’s” won $78,036 for its 146-pounder, the “Goin’ In Deep” won $9,588 for its 141-pounder, the “Lizanne” won $33,088 for its 137-pounder and the “Placid C’s” won $9,701 for its 132-pounder.

In the wahoo division, the “Reel Desire III” won $15,886 for its 57-pounder. The “Triple Bypass” also weighed a 57-pound wahoo worth $19,317. In the dolphin division, the “G-Force” and the “Sea Hag” each earned $14,523 in prize money for their matching 27-pounders. The “Nasty Habit” earned $3,102 for its 24-pound wahoo, while the “Reel Direct” won $1,363 for its 20-pounder.

Open Houses Of The Week

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OCEAN CITY

Carousel #803

Fri & Sat 11-4

2BR/2BA Condo

Ocean & Bay Views

Mitchell David

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

443-614-7048

 

OCEAN PINES

5 Garrett Drive

Sat 2-4

2-Story Home

3BR/2.5BA/1582SF

Attached 2-Car Grg

½ Acre Lot

Lauren Bunting

Bunting Realty

410-422-9899

 

FENWICK ISLAND

Swann Cove West

Daily 12-6

New Construction

Single Family Homes

5 Floor Plans

Up to 5BR/3BA

3000SF/2-Car Garage

Ryan Homes

302-988-1905

 

BETHANY BEACH

Forest Landing

Daily 12-6

Carriage/Villa Homes

In Preserved Area

Up to 4BR/2500SF

First Class Amenities

3 Miles to Beach

Ryan Homes

302-539-3462

 

OCEAN CITY

The Gateway Grand

Oceanfront 48th Street

Daily 10-5

Fully Furnished

3-4BR/3BA

Condos & Penthouses

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

877-260-2710

 

 

OCEAN CITY

The View

57th St. Bayfront

Daily 10-4

New Construction

Direct Bayfront

3BR/2BA Condo

Dan Clayland

Coldwell Banker

410-726-5108

 

WEST OCEAN CITY

Seaside Village

Golf Course Road

Daily 10-6

New Construction

3BR/3.5BA

Town Homes

Lennar Homes

302-540-0309

 

OCEAN CITY

Eleven 11 Edgewater

Edgewater Avenue

Daily 10-4

New Construction

Waterfront Condos

Kevin Decker

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

443-235-6552

 

WEST OCEAN CITY

Seaside Village

Golf Course Road

Mon-Sat 10-5

Sun 12-5

3BR/2FB/2HB

Town Homes

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

410-524-6400

 

OCEAN CITY

Sunset Island

67th St & The Bay

Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5

Condos, Townhomes,

Single Family Homes

Luxury Resort Living

Terry Riley

Vantage Resort Realty

443-880-0512

 

 

 

OCEAN CITY

Sunburst Townhouse

1602 Philadelphia Ave

#111 Fri-Sun 10-4

New Construction

3BR/3BA Townhouse

2 car garage

Peck Miller

Coldwell Banker

443-880-2341

 

WEST OCEAN CITY

West Harbor Village

12602 Bay Bouy Ct

Sat & Sun 10-5

New Construction

Single Family Homes

Harbor Homes

443-366-2814

 

DOWNTOWN OC

307 5th Street

Sat 10-4

New Townhomes

3BR/2.5BA

Amazing Bay View

3 Blocks to Beach

Ed Balcerzak

Berkshire Hathaway

443-497-4746

 

OCEAN CITY

Broad Marsh

70th Street Bayside

Mon-Sat 10-5

Sun 12-5

3BR/2FB/2HB

Townhomes

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

410-524-6400

 

WEST OCEAN CITY

Villas at Inlet Isle

Daily 11-3

Waterfront THs

3BR/4BA

PJ Aldridge

The Fritschle Group/

Condominium Realty

410-251-7562

 

 

 

 

 

OCEAN CITY

Atlantis #1109

103rd Street

Oceanfront

Sat 11-1

Renovated

2BR/2BA Condo

Josh Morimoto

Berkshire Hathaway

410-371-2216

 

OCEAN CITY

Harbor Sails #3

161 Cpt Qtrs Road

Sat 11-4

3BR/2BA

Townhome

Deck + 3 Balconies

Josh Morimoto

Berkshire Hathaway

410-371-2216

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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Georgia native Jodie “Joe” Thrasher, Sr. came to Ocean City in 1930 to run a baseball pitching machine game in the Pier building. He didn’t begin his French fry stand until 1939 when he began cooking his fries in frying pans using cottonseed oil.

When cottonseed oil became unavailable during World War II, Thrasher switched to peanut oil and when combined with Idaho potatoes and deep-fat fryers, the result was legendary.

Today Thrasher’s Fries is one of Ocean City’s most famous and recognizable institutions, but few know that it started 85 years ago with a pitching machine game on the Boardwalk.

Photo courtesy of Jodie “Joe” Thrasher, Jr.

Things To Do Around Town

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Every 1st Friday:

Star Charities Volunteers Meet

10 a.m., Ocean Pines Library. For more information, 410-641-7667.

 

Every Saturday: Weekly Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m., White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. Year-round featuring locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, kettle corn, flowers, artisan breads, seafood, meats and more. New vendors welcome. For more information, 410-641-7717.

 

Every Saturday: Morning Worship

10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., worship, Beatitudes by the Beach (Seventh-day Adventist Ocean City Company), 10301 Coastal Hwy., (St. Peter’s Lutheran Church), O.C. For more information, 443-397-4005.

 

Every Sunday: Morning Worship

8:30 a.m., contemporary; 10 a.m., traditional, Atlantic United Methodist Church, 105 4th St., O.C. For more information, 410-289-7430.

 

Every Sunday: Morning Worship

8 a.m. & 11 a.m., Traditional Worship; 9:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A, 10301 Coastal Hwy., O.C. For more information, 410-524-7474.

 

Every Sunday:

Outdoor Casual Worship Service

8:30 a.m., front lawn of Bethany United Methodist Church, corner of Rte. 611 and Snug Harbor Rd., Berlin. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Indoor worship in case of inclement weather. For more info, 410-641-2186 or Bethany21811@gmail.com.

 

Every Sunday: Divine Liturgy

9:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, 33384 MacKenzie Way, Lewes. Visitors always welcome. All services in English. For more information, 302-645-5791 or visit www.orthodoxdelmar.org.

 

Every Monday: 50+Christian Social Club

6:30 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy., (Rte. 611), Berlin. Get together with 50+ year olds for one and a half hours to pray, encourage each other, share joys and concerns, play board games, go for walks, bike rides and more. For more information, 410-641-2186, bethanyinberlin.com or email: bethany21811@gmail.com.

 

Every Monday: Delmarva Chorus,

Sweet Adelines Meet

7-9 p.m., Ocean Pines Community Center. Women are invited to learn the craft of a capella singing under the direction of Carol Ludwig. For more info, 410-641-6876.

 

Open Mondays June-September:

Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum

1-4 p.m., 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell. For more information, 410-251-2849.

 

Open Monday-Saturday: Atlantic United

Methodist Church Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-2 p.m., AUMC, 105 4th Street, O.C. For more info, 410-289-7430.

 

Open Monday-Saturday:

Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Berlin Shopping Center, just off Rte. 50, 10445 Old Ocean City Blvd # 7, Berlin. Proceeds support the Coastal Hospice at the Ocean Residence. For more information, 410-641-1132.

 

Open Monday-Saturday: Shirley Grace

Pregnancy Center Thrift Shop

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bank Plaza, 34407 Dupont Blvd., Unit 3. Frankford, Del. All proceeds benefit the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center. For more information, 443-513-0114.

 

Every Monday: Berlin TOPS Meeting

5-6:30 p.m., Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1, 733 Healthway Drive. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. For more info, 410-251-2083.

 

Every 2nd Tuesday: Worcester Co.

Parkinson’s Support Group

2:30-4 p.m., Ocean Pines Library. Speakers, exercises, discussions of current medications and new sources of help. For more information, 410-208-3132.

 

Every Tuesday: TOPS Meeting

5:30-7 p.m., Worcester Co. Health Center, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For information, jeanduck47@gmail.com.

 

Open Wednesday-Saturday:

‘Used To Be Mine’ Thrift Shop

Supporting Diakonia

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located at the intersection of Rte. 611 and Sunset Ave. For more information, 410-213-0243.

 

Open Wednesday-Saturday:

Shepherd’s Nook Thrift Shop

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Church at Ocean Pines, Rte. 589 & Racetrack Rd., Berlin. Accepting donations of gently worn clothes and household items.

 

Every Thursday:

Beach Singles 45+ Happy Hour

4-7 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 10100 Coastal Hwy., O.C. For more info, 302-436-9577 or 410-524-0649.

 

Now Through Labor Day: Friends Of

OC Library, Books By The Bag Sale

During normal library hours, Ocean City Library, 10003 Coastal Hwy., O.C. Gently used books for $5 a bag.

 

Aug. 28: KC Bingo

5 p.m., doors open; games begin, 6:30 p.m.; Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., behind St. Luke’s Church, O.C. Refreshments on sale. For more info, 410-524-7994.

 

Aug. 29: Church Fundraiser Luncheon

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bowen United Methodist Church, Newark. To benefit the roofing fund. Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream (chocolate, vanilla and pineapple), beverages and dessert table.

 

Aug. 30: God’s Country Crossroads

In Concert

5 p.m., Fort Whaley Campground, Whaleyville, Rte. 50. Hosted by Friendship United Methodist Church. In case of inclement weather the concert will move to the church located 10537 Friendship Rd., Berlin. No tickets required but a love offering will be collected. For more information, www.friendshipchurch.us.

 

Aug. 30: Free Gospel Concert

7 p.m., St. Matthews By-The-Sea UMC, Coastal Hwy. & Dagsboro St., Fenwick Island. The Gospel Crusaders will perform. Free concert but a free-will offering will be collected for the singers. For more info, 302-436-1562.

 

Sept. 1: KC Steamed Crab Night

5-7 p.m., Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., behind St. Luke’s Church, O.C. Maryland steamed crabs, shrimp at market price. Hot dogs, pizza, corn on the cob, fries and crab soup also available. For more information or to reserve your crabs and shrimp, 410-524-7994.

 

Sept. 2: Bingo

5:30 p.m., doors open; 6:30 p.m., early bird games; 7 p.m., regular games; Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645, 138th St., across from the Fenwick Inn. $1,000 jackpot available, food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 18 allowed in bingo hall during bingo.

 

Sept. 2: Delmarva Hand Dancing

5:30-9 p.m., Peaky’s (formerly Jordan’s Roof-top), at the Fenwick Inn, 138th St., O.C. Jitterbug, swing, cha-cha to the sounds of the 50’s & 60’s. Beginner and intermediate dance lessons 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, 302-200-3262.

 

Sept. 3: OP Women’s Club Meeting

10 a.m.-noon, Assateague Room, Ocean Pines Community Center.This is the first meeting of the new membership year where the officers will recap the 2014-2015 year. Light refreshments and 50/50 raffle. Membership dues are $10 per year and meetings are the first Thursday of the month. For more information, 410-208-0171.

 

Sept. 3: Legion Bingo

Doors open 5 p.m., games begin 6:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 166, 24th St. & Philadelphia Ave., O.C. Food and drink available. For more info, 410-289-3166.

 

Sept. 4: KC Bingo

5 p.m., doors open; games begin, 6:30 p.m.; Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., behind St. Luke’s Church, O.C. Refreshments on sale. For more information, 410-524-7994.

What’s Your Sign?

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19): This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): An idea is only an idea until you put that clever Bovine mind to work to develop it from concept to substance. This could lead to something rewarding, both emotionally and monetarily.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): The early part of the week could have some disconcerting moments, but approaching them with a calm, unruffled attitude goes a long way toward helping to get things nicely settled down.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22): Getting used to change continues to mark much of the week. But accepting what you have to do makes adapting that much easier. A welcome visitor could turn up sooner than expected.

LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): Learning how to live with a decision is a challenge, but one you Leos and Leonas could really enjoy. You’ll also be pleased to see your social life take that upsurge you’ve been hoping for.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): Use your perceptive Virgo instinct to help you see the positive aspects of what, at first, appears to be a disappointment. You could find that it proves to be quite the contrary.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Your ability to maintain a balance between sense and sentiment once again helps you sort through apparently conflicting choices and ultimately arrive at the right decision.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Before you seek the advice of colleagues about a potential career move, you might be better off getting counsel from someone who won’t be affected by the choices you make.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): It can be a challenging week for some relationships if the normal give-and-take flow changes with one side doing most of the giving and the other the taking.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): A new opportunity could bring with it much anticipation along with some anxiety. Take time to sort out your options as well as your emotional considerations.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): Are you sure you have all the facts you need to let that matter move to another level? Don’t be rushed into a decision unless and until you feel it’s the right thing to do.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20): Pace yourself as you prepare to take on that more demanding project. Be careful not to let your energy reserves drain away. Take time to relax with people close to you.

BORN THIS WEEK: You have the ability to see both sides of a situation. You would do well as a counselor or a judge.

(c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

AGH Golf Tourney Approaching

BERLINThe Atlantic General Hospital Foundation will host its 22nd Annual Fall Golf Classic on Thursday, Sept. 24, rain or shine, at the Ocean City Golf Club.

For local golfers this tournament has become an annual tradition, with last year’s event raising $106,000 to expand health care services and programs for the community through Atlantic General Hospital.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Player entry fee includes lunch and dinner as well as beverages on the course. Lunch this year will be provided by Bad Monkey OC Bar & Grill. Dough Roller Restaurants and Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grill will provide dinner at the post-tournament banquet. Harborside Bar and Grill will provide an Orange Crush Bar for players to enjoy throughout the day.

Team reservations are filling up fast. Registration can be submitted online and must be received by Sept. 17. Space is limited and earliest entries are accommodated first.

Non-golfers can still join the fun — dinner, awards, and live auction will begin at 5 p.m. This year’s live auction includes golf packages at Bay Creek Golf Resort in Cape Charles, Va.; Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort in Cambridge; and Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin. Special events include Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, 50/50 Putting Contest, 50/50 Raffle and a Grand Prize Drawing. Tournament prizes include golf packages at several fabulous local courses.

Special thanks to The Carousel Group, Legacy Sponsor — 16 consecutive years as a Title Sponsor.

Gold Sponsors are AGH Auxiliary, Anonymous, Emergency Service Associates, Global Reimbursement Consultants and Horizon CSA. Silver Sponsors are Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley, Eastern Shore Golf Magazine, NetCraftsmen, and Park Place Jewelers. Bronze Sponsors are Comcast Spotlight, Delmarva Collections, and Peninsula Imaging, LLC.

Additional sponsors include Berlin Automotive, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Centric Business Systems, Dead Freddie’s Island Grill/de Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill, Delmarva Media Group/The Daily Times, M&T Bank, Quest Diagnostics, Red Sun Custom Apparel, and Sherwood of Salisbury.

Sponsorships are still available and donations of prize board items are still being accepted. For more information about the tournament or how to become a sponsor, contact Tournament Chair Chris Carbaugh at 443-614-3240 or Alli Justice in the Foundation Office at 410-641-9671. Or, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org/golf.

Lt. Governor-Elect Of The Capital District To Meet With All 11 Kiwanis Clubs In The Division

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Prior to a new term, beginning on Oct. 1st, for the Lt. Governor-Elect of The Capital District-Division 5, he or she will visit every one of the Kiwanis Clubs that comprise the division, of which there are eleven. Jack Hassman made his visit to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City earlier this month.  He is pictured at the podium while President Carolyn Dryzga and Speakers and Programs Chair J. Graham Caldwell look on.

Attorney General Issues New Police Profiling Standards

OCEAN CITY — In an effort to rebuild the ever-eroding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday unveiled new guidance aimed at putting an end to discriminatory profiling.

Attorney General Brian Frosh on Wednesday issued a new Guidance Memorandum to End Discriminatory Profiling by Law Enforcement in Maryland, essentially broadening the characteristics that may not be used to single out certain groups during daily police activity. The AG’s memo on profiling comes after the U.S. Department of Justice issued its own guidance on ending profiling by law enforcement across the nation.

The Department of Justice issued its broad guidelines and encouraged the individual states to develop and adopt similar guidelines to put an end to discriminatory profiling. With Frosh’s release of a new memo this week, Maryland became the first state to answer that call and adopt more stringent profiling standards at the state level.

“The memorandum we are issuing today is meant to put an end to profiling of all kinds, which will help repair the frayed relationships between police and many in the community by making mutual respect the norm in everyday police encounters,” Frosh said.

Under the guidance memorandum issued this week, officers in any law enforcement agency in Maryland may not consider race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity to any degree during routine police operations. The memorandum enhances the existing standards followed by law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland and brings them in line with the new federal standards.

“Police do a dangerous, difficult job and they do it well,” said Frosh. “But experience shows us that improper profiling by police does terrible damage. It discourages cooperation by law-abiding citizens, it generates bogus leads that turn attention away from bona fide criminal conduct and it erodes community trust.”

The AG’s guidance on profiling goes far beyond existing Maryland law in several respects. For example, it prohibits discriminatory profiling not only on the basis of race and ethnicity, but also on the basis of national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and religion. It also applies to a far broader range of police actions and decision, not just traffic stops, including both routine police operations and ongoing investigations.

The Attorney General’s Office is urging each state and local law enforcement agency to adopt the new guidelines into the general orders under which they operate. In addition, the Attorney General’s Office will convene training sessions in the coming months and educate state and local law enforcement agencies on the new guidelines.

Closer to home, OCPD spokesperson Lindsay Richard said this week the department already follows much of the information included in the AG’s new guidelines on profiling and has policies in place to “set parameters regarding the use of profiling as a law enforcement tool.” Richard provided the OCPD’s general order regarding discriminatory profiling.

“The department is committed to the protection of human and civil rights for all people and to carrying out law enforcement responsibilities in a nondiscriminatory manner in accordance with the United States Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights,” the OCPD general order on profiling reads. “The department will assure that every person is treated fairly and provided equal protection under the law. Officers shall not take any law enforcement actions based solely on race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion of cultural group.”

The OCPD’s general order defines a variety of daily police operations where discriminatory profiling of any kind will not be tolerated.

“All law enforcement actions, such as traffic stops, investigative stops, arrests, searches and seizures will be based on reasonable and articulable suspicion or probably cause supported by specific facts that the person contacted or detained has committed or is about to commit a crime, or is engaged in suspicious activity, or is presenting a threat to the safety of others or themselves as required by state statutes and the U.S. Constitution,” the OCPD bias-based profiling general order reads.

Meanwhile, civil rights organizations were already applauding the Attorney General’s new standards of discriminatory profiling this week.

“The Maryland State Conference of the NAACP is pleaded that the Attorney General has chosen to model the state guidelines related to profiling after Justice Department general guidelines,” said Maryland NAACP President Gerald Stansbury. “African-American communities have been victims of profiling for far too long and this is another step that we can build on to ending the practice in Maryland because we know that good policing can be done without improper and discriminatory police tactics.”

Hebron Savings Bank Makes $5,000 Contribution To Habitat For Humanity

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Hebron Savings Bank made a $5,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County to support building costs for the organization’s new home project in the Church Street neighborhood. Currently under construction are homes, numbers 63 through 66, in this residential area. Pictured, from left, are Molly Hilligoss, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County; BJ Summers, director, Development and Donor Services, Community Foundation; Donna Defino, President & CEO, Hebron Savings Bank; and Melodie Evans Carter, vice president, Business Development, Hebron Savings Bank. Submitted Photos

Adult Co-Rec Kickball League Forming

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department is once again offering an adult co-rec kickball league this fall.

The league is open to adults 18 years old or older. Games will be played at the 4th Street field in downtown Ocean City on Thursday nights. The league will start on Thursday, September 17 and end by mid-November. Games times are 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. as needed.

The kickball league fee is $300 per team and there is a maximum of 10 players allowed per team. Registration is now open and there will be a league organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 8 at 6 p.m. at the Northside Park Recreation Complex at 125th Street. For more information, contact Linda Brittingham at (410) 520-5180, or lbrittingham@oceancitymd.gov.