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Biz AThe Ocean Pines and Ocean City Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday for the new Your Doc’s In at 12385 Ocean Gateway in West Ocean City. A grand opening scheduled for Saturday, June 27. Pictured, holding the ribbon from left, are Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ginger Fleming, Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church, Your Doc’s In CEO Geoff Failla, Dr. Gerri Goertzen, Clinical Manager Brendan Campbell, Human Resources Director Traci Murphy and Ocean City Chamber member Laurie Issacs. Photo by Ted Page



Walk-In Clinics To Close

BERLIN — Atlantic General Hospital will close two of its Atlantic ImmediCare walk-in clinics located at the Rite Aids in Millsboro, Del. and Ocean Pines. Walk-in services will remain available at the Atlantic Health Center on Healthway Drive in Berlin and at the Atlantic ImmediCare location on 10th Street in Ocean City.  The closure will occur June 30.

“We have made this decision to be responsive to the needs of our community, by providing the walk-in medical services individuals need the most in locations that are most convenient for them,” said James Brannon, vice president of professional services at Atlantic General Hospital.

Atlantic General Hospital Atlantic ImmediCare walk-in clinics provide access to care when the primary provider is unavailable or for unexpected medical problems.

Plans are underway to expand hours and services at the Atlantic Health Center location in the near future.


Anniversary Celebration Set

OCEAN CITY — The 67th St. TownCenter Midtown Boardwalk in Ocean City will hold its 2nd Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, July 2. The general public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the TownCenter’s new merchants with a day of fun, music and prizes, which all begins at 1:30 p.m. at the new Spice & Tea Exchange.

Upon arrival, the public will be given one raffle ticket, with a chance to win a prize drawing at each of the 10 TownCenter stores and restaurants.

Entertainment will be provided by SweetFrog with a visit and picture opportunities with Froyo mascots Cookie & Scoop. Mione’s Pizza will celebrate the recent addition of beer & wine to its menu with live music “to sip by” on the deck from 5-8 p.m.  Longboard Café will hold its popular “241526” happy hour with two drinks for the price of one from 5-6 p.m.  Other merchants will feature tastings, discounts and specials.


Center Grand Opening Held

BERLIN — Atlantic General Hospital and Health System celebrated the grand opening of Atlantic General Medical Center in West Ocean City yesterday.

Atlantic General Health System purchased the property, located near the intersection of Route 50 and Old Bridge Road, from Mariani Development Company in 2014 and recently opened two medical practices specializing in pediatrics and family medicine.

“West Ocean City is experiencing great growth and having providers specializing in pediatrics and family medicine in the area will provide easy access for young families moving here,” said Jim Brannon, vice president of professional services at Atlantic General Hospital.

The community is invited to attend the celebration and tour the offices. Dr. Munna Garg, a specialist in internal medicine and pediatrics, and Dr. Danielle Orr, a family practitioner, relocated to the West Ocean City office from Atlantic General Health System’s Ocean Pines location in early 2015.

Pediatricians Anita Pascucci, who previously practiced at the Atlantic Health Center, and Laura Stokes, new to Atlantic General, began seeing patients in early June. All the physicians are accepting new patients.


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Seminar Attended OCEAN CITY — Harry B. How III and Michael J. Wood of MAD Engineering Inc. recently participated in a seminar in Wilmington, Del. on Structural Forensic Engineering. This day-long class covered the causes of structural failures, which include material deficiencies, design errors, excessive loading, and deterioration. It also discussed the forensic investigation process for various types of structures. … Continue reading

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Partnership Awarded BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital was presented with a CTE Award of Excellence by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for its partnership with the Worcester Technical High School on a project to design a Personal Protective Suit (PPS) with telemedicine capabilities. The CTE Awards are sponsored by MSDE and recognize business partners, teachers and other organizations … Continue reading

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Linda Hearn, director of senior services for Wicomico County and secretary for the Wicomico County Commission on Aging, presented a “Celebrating Aging Award” last month to Apple Discount Drugs President Jeff Sherr.         President Recognized SALISBURY — Apple Discount Drugs announced President Jeff Sherr has been honored with the “Celebrating Aging Award” from the Wicomico County Commission … Continue reading

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After 19 years on the job, Ocean City Convention Center Sales and Marketing Director Fred Wise has retired. Pictured, from left, during a proclamation ceremony at City Hall are Convention Center Sales Manager JoAnne Hunsicker, Ocean City Tourism and Marketing Director Donna Abbott, Convention Center Director Larry Noccolino, Wise and Mayor Rick Meehan. Submitted Photos     Cards Technology, formerly … Continue reading

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Company Rebranding Effort Announced OCEAN PINES — Cards Technology, formerly Cards Computers, unveils a new brand this week with a multi-chamber ribbon cutting and celebration at the corporate headquarters in Ocean Pines. The company started in 2000 as a computer repair shop and evolved over the years to serve businesses across the Eastern Shore and lower Delaware in IT and communications. … Continue reading

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Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s 2015 Employees of the Year Kathy Oliver, second from left, and Megan Morgan, second from right are congratulated by Dr. Peggy Naleppa, President/CEO, and PRMC Chairman of the Board of Trustees William McCain at PRMC’s recent Employee Recognition Banquet. Each are holding signs that will mark their designated parking locations at the Medical Center for the … Continue reading

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The Blacksmith Restaurant in Berlin was presented with the Green Restaurant award during the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association dinner meeting last month. Pictured, from left, are Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, Justine Zegna of the Blacksmith, Deb Travers of Comcast Spotlight, Tourism Director Lisa Challenger and Summer Gayan of the Blacksmith. Photo courtesy of OCHMRA     The 2015-2016 officers … Continue reading

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High Ranking Achieved SALISBURY — Sperry Van Ness-Miller Commercial Real Estate is on the rise, ranking as the No. 4 office in 2014, up a spot from 2013. The firm grabbed the No. 4 spot out of 190 SVN offices internationally. Office rankings are based on Gross Commission Income (GCI). Brent Miller, Managing Director and Broker, attributes the rise to … Continue reading

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The Apple Discount Drugs Fruitland location filled its three millionth new prescription on April 2. The second millionth new prescription was filled at the end of 2006. Pictured, from left, are pharmacy team members Ashley Kimmey, Mary Todd, Beth Hatton, Angel Waters, Karla Christie and Kathy Doyle. Submitted Photos       Nurse Awarded BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently … Continue reading