Things I Like

Aerosmith’s classics

 A great sports rivalry 

Pancakes and syrup every once in a while 

Family car rides

 Movies that stay with me days later

 Inspirational news stories

 Windows 7 

Bird feeders outside a window

 A strong-willed kid 

Hanging in a warm house on a freezing day

 Old wooden lacrosse sticks

Proposed Carry-In Wine Concept Meets Resistance

OCEAN CITY – A proposed change in state law to allow diners in many jurisdictions to bring their own bottles of wine into licensed establishments appears to be gaining some momentum, but the state’s largest restaurant association remains staunchly opposed to the revised policy.For years, many restaurants across the state, including many in the resort… Read more »

School Officials Await Md. Budget’s Impact

BERLIN – The other shoe dropped last week when Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced his proposed state budget as expected on Friday, but just how far it fell remains uncertain for Worcester County Public Schools officials.Last week, the Worcester County Board of Education introduced its own fiscal year 2012 budget without knowing precisely what to anticipate… Read more »

Phillips Wins Governor’s Award

OCEAN CITY – Phillips Foods President and CEO Steve Phillips has been awarded Maryland’s 2011 Governor’s International Leadership Award.The award is the highest honor given in the Maryland business community, according to a press release. Those honored with this award demonstrate creativity and innovative strategies to drive industry leadership and world-class results while positively impacting… Read more »

Wallops Exercise A Success

OCEAN CITY – Perhaps providing further evidence of a growing presence at Wallops Island, along the coast just south of Assateague, NASA last weekend conducted a significant rocket launch visible in much of the mid-Atlantic area, as part of a joint training exercise with the U.S. Navy.Shortly after 1 a.m. last Saturday, residents and visitors… Read more »

Group, Berlin May Join Forces On Youth Services

BERLIN – The Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) made a presentation to Berlin’s Mayor and Council on Monday in the hopes of forming a partnership with the town.Prior to the meeting, the council had planned on hiring one part-time employee to handle youth services. However, when WYFCS Executive Director Teresa Fields heard about… Read more »

Home Energy Audit Called Key To Reducing Waste

OCEAN CITY – Maryland homeowners can be reimbursed through federal and state rebate programs to improve energy efficiency.This week the Maryland Coastal Bays Citizens Advisory Committee hosted a presentation on reducing energy waste and rebate programs available to homeowners.Allen Luzak of Total Home Performance has been performing energy audits for 25 years. He said that… Read more »