Fraternal Order of Police give to Diakonia

The members of the Fraternal Order of Police Berlin Lodge 136 recently made a donation to Diakonia.  Pictured, front from left, are Diakonia President Harry How, Berlin FOP Lodge 136 President Mickey O’Connor and Valerie Garten; back, from left, Claude Holland, Chris Bireley, Arnold Downing, Rob Fisher, J.D. Lawson, Jason Burnett and J.B. Bunting

New 2009 officers and directors of the Ocean City AARP

The 2009 officers and newly-elected directors of Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 were sworn in during the recent holiday luncheon at the Clarion.  Pictured, from left, are Nancy Howard, President; Jim Watts, Vice President; Bill Shoop, Treasurer, Jack Uram, Tour Treasurer; Sue Harting, Recording Secretary; Ray Jackson, director; in front, Gerty Apple, Corresponding Secretary, Dubby Eby, director.

Fatherhood Adventures

My email inbox can be pretty discouraging these days. It’s reflective of all the gloom and doom in our country. The subject lines invariably touch on many of the issues dominating headlines everywhere. Some I received the other day included in the subject lines, “free financial guidance for the middle class”, “how to survive a… Read more »

U.S. Investment Opportunities

U.S. Investment Opportunities

OCEAN CITY – As global growth slows and the dollar begins to regain its strength, U.S. equity markets are poised for recovery, says Merrill Lynch Research Chief U.S. Sector Strategist Brian Belski, who offers five investment themes that may benefit from this shift in market leadership.At the beginning of 2008, non-U.S. equities and currencies were… Read more »

My Thoughts

My Thoughts

The good old doc told the Insider the other day he needs to cut back on his coffee drinking and quit smoking. For the last 50 years, the old guy has enjoyed coffee and cigarettes each day. Even on days when he is sick, he manages to squeeze in both. They are a big part… Read more »

What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings are also at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): This week favors what Taureans dote on — namely, love and money. Look for more… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The forced optimism of a New YearWhen my son feels better after being sick My new Ugg clogs The first two ‘Rocky’ movies A Ducks Unlimited sticker on a pickup Driving over the Bay Bridge Cruise control on a road trip The movie ‘Rendition’ St. MichaelsInvestigative news stories Birds following a tractor in a field