I would like to personally thank all of the angels who contributed so generously to Coastal Hospice’s annual “Be an Angel” fundraiser. Our wonderful supporters — 1,156 of them — contributed nearly $91,000 to help fund the charity care we provide.
Last year, Coastal Hospice cared for 1,096 patients and families in the four counties on the Lower Eastern Shore and provided more than $650,000 in charity care to patients who lacked the resources to pay for the care they desperately needed.
The average gift this year was nearly $77, which will have a significant impact on the care Coastal Hospice provides. For example, $75 can pay for one month of medical equipment for a patient at home.
We sincerely thank everyone who generously donated to our “Be an Angel” drive.
Alane K. Capen
(The writer is the president of Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care.)
Clean Beach Efforts Deserve Support
In last week’s issue, the article entitled “OC Clean Beach Efforts Pitched” caught my eye. It was mentioned that the Coastal Resources Legislative Committee (Green Team) had introduced to the Mayor and Council a program where registered volunteers would undertake a section of the Ocean City beaches from about April through October and periodically clean up the trash in “our sections of the beach.”
I support such a program immensely, as it will allow for others all with the same focused intent to join together with a common goal — that is a clean beach. After reading last week’s article, I generated an email to some owners in my building to share with them the gist of the article. Some of us already partake in cleaning up our beach entrance and we look forward to joining forces with others to help continue to make a difference.
In the near future when additional information is gathered and presented to the Mayor and Council, I hope conditions warrant for such a program to be adopted by Ocean City.
Post-Holiday Appreciation Editor: Mrs. Claus and I would like to thank everyone who made our visit so enjoyable this year. We wish especially to thank the following folks. First, we wish to thank all the children who came to visit us at the pizza party at Community Church and at the Ocean Pines tree lighting and Breakfast with Santa. We … Continue reading
Worcester County parents are currently being asked to weigh in on proposed calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year via the school system’s website at www.worcesterk12.com. Normally, this is a mundane affair, but it’s not this year for several reasons. It’s actually an important exercise for local parents and worthy of the several minutes it takes to complete. First, in … Continue reading
It took less than a week for my first prediction of 2016 to be proven wrong, and I appreciate those who took the time this week to remind me of that fact. I guessed last week that the new Ocean City manager would be from South Carolina and be announced in February. Wrong on both fronts it turns out, as … Continue reading
Joel Colton Was Key Part Of J/R’s Editor: (Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s press release, “End Of An Era In Ocean City For J/R’s, Owner Jack Hubberman,” the family of Joel Colton, the co-founder, wished to respond regarding the history of the restaurant.) I remember very clearly when my father told me he was going to open up a … Continue reading
Year-in-reviews, lazy fillers for publications and media outlets, bore us. Therefore, we avoid them and instead focus on news reporting rather than simply taking the short week off. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t get reflective at the end of the year like everyone else. With that in mind, here’s our take on the top five news stories of the … Continue reading
It’s an annual tradition in the last issue of the year for me to give some thought to what may transpire in 2016. Here are some predictions for the next calendar year: •In February, Ocean City will announce a new city manager, who will come to the resort from South Carolina. •Ocean City will not have any median barrier in … Continue reading
Safety Efforts Paying Off Editor: The figures recently publicized by the Ocean City Police Department on pedestrian injuries and fatality statistics for Ocean City is a sure sign that the Town of Ocean City is on the right track with efforts thus far. Since the implementation of Ocean City’s “Walk Smart Campaign,” which was introduced a few years ago, the many efforts including three brick lined … Continue reading
It’s that time of year to look back on how I fared with my annual predictions made last year. In hindsight, it turned out to not be my best effort, but I am already looking ahead to next week’s predictions for the year ahead. On The Money •I didn’t get much right this year on the prediction front, but … Continue reading
•Although they run the risk of appearing heartless, the Ocean City Mayor and Council would have set a disturbing precedent if they had given away the requested free parking in the Inlet for a new planned charity event next May. Organizers of Lyme Disease Awareness Walk-Run were seeking a couple hundred free parking spots to be used by organizers and … Continue reading