Star Charities held its annual Beef ‘n Beer benefit dinner Jan. 11 at the Ocean Pines Community Center with proceeds going to Home of the Brave, a holiday away-from-home for combat veterans and their families. The facility, founded by Tina Pearson, derives its income from donations and is open to combat veterans — and their families — who have deployed within the last 18 months in a combat setting or those currently receiving medical care for injuries sustained while in combat. Pictured, from left, are Larry Walton, Charlie Sorrentino, Irv Brumbley, Sharon Sorrentino, Star Charities founder Anna Foultz, Lee Taylor and Pearson.
The Ocean City Cruzers recently presented donations to two organizations in the area totaling $1,500. Recipients were Coastal Hospice, $500, and the American Legion Post #166, $1,000, represented above was Sarge Garlitz.
The Delmarva Condominium Manager’s Association (DCMA) recently donated $3,830 to the students of Cedar Chapel Special School, which plans to use the funds to purchase additional iPads for student use. Cedar Chapel recently implemented a Communication for All Students Program through the use of iPads. Currently, each classroom utilizes iPads to facilitate communication experiences and foster motivation for student learning. … Continue reading
The Ocean City Surfrider Chapter has donated $3,500 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) to be used toward beach clean ups and the “Leave only your footprints” campaign. Pictured, from left, are MCBP Executive Director Dave Wilson, OC Surfrider Chapter President Shelly Dawson and MCBP Development and Marketing Coordinator Sandi Smith.
Ravens Roost 96 presented a check for $9,100 to Jerry Black, Executive Director of Veterans Support Centers of America (VSCOA). The Roost raised this money through a golf tournament held on Oct. 25, 2013, which was generously supported by businesses and individuals in both Maryland and Delaware. Pictured are VSCOA Executive Director Jerry Black and Roost Golf Chair Susan Penn and … Continue reading
The EWGA/Old Pro Golf Co-ed Tournament was held Jan. 10 at the Old Pro Golf on 68th Street. Seventy-Six players and seven local golf professionals were in attendance and spoke on behalf of their respective golf courses and participation with the local EWGA chapter, which has over 300 members. Above, Ellen Davies presents the event chairs with gift certificates to … Continue reading
Buckingham Elementary School recently named Ramona Smith as its Teacher of the Year. She is a third grade classroom teacher who is actively involved in leading the after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program as well as an internal coordinator for the Accreditation for Growth plan. Smith, center, is pictured with Assistant Principal Terry Smith and her husband, Skip. … Continue reading
Berlin Lions Club members made Christmas a nicer memory for 13 area families last month when they purchased shopping carts of food and distributed it to those families in need. The Lions, who were assisted by some of their own children, are shown here at the Berlin Sav A Lot. The food and gifts for the families were purchased with … Continue reading
Art League of Ocean City President Marian Bickerstaff is pictured with winter exhibit winners Phyllis Jaffe, second place; Emily Schwab, honorable mention; David Simpson, third place; judge Michel Demanche of UMES; Mary Jane Hastings, first place; and Barbara Hager, honorable mention. Not pictured was Aina Nergaad-Nammack, honorable mention.
Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 Board of Directors for 2014 were recently installed. They were, from left, Nancy Howard, Past President; Chris Norris, President; Garry Fox, Sue Harting, Vice President; Bill Shoop, Treasurer; Ray Jackson, Emeritus; Bob McCluskey; Norma Bull; Andrea Albrecht, Secretary; Alcea Sprung; Jeff McArthur; Sandy Kvech; and Frank Hoover, Emeritus. John Lucas and John Bloecher are not … Continue reading