Top Employees Honored

WILLARDS — Laura Deeley Bren, right, president of Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley, presented Vonette Breeden, assistant marketing specialist, the Top Customer Service Award for 2010 at the company’s Annual Meeting last month.Breeden received the award for outstanding service and support over the last 27 years. Also, at the banquet, Rick Martelo was presented with the… Read more »

Talent Show At SDHS

The Stephen Decatur High School drama department hosted its annual talent show last month where seniors Zach Engh, below, and Gabby Anthony placed first and second, respectively. Engh sang “Green Hell” by Pepper while playing the acoustic guitar. Anthony, who also played the acoustic guitar, sang a song she had written herself.

President Brochure

Students in Bess Cropper’s second grade class at Ocean City Elementary School used one of the school’s two mobile tech labs to navigate and locate information about U.S. presidents to create a brochure. Pictured, from left, are Emily Tilghman, Kellen Catrino and Sam Oates.

MCC Visits SES

Third grade students at Showell Elementary School learn about the ecosystem with the Maryland Conservation Corps from Assateague Island.   Pictured are Jaya Tyre, Eric Gwin, Ella Peters, Zehra Mirza, Brian Atkins and Blair Gray.

Red Ribbon Week Winners

Ocean City Elementary School recently announced the winners of the Red Ribbon Week Drug and Alcohol Poster Contest winners.  The winners will compete in the Worcester County contest.  Pictured, front, are Maddox Bunting, second place in the K-3 category, and Leslie Zamora-Espinoza, third place in the K-3 category; back, Michaela Vinogradov, third place in the… Read more »


Stephen Decatur High School students placed in the 6th Annual State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC) High School Young Authors contest. Above, from left, are sophomore Jess Maddy, first; senior Holly Thiel, second; Creative Writing teacher Kim Patrick; senior Alexis Adelsberger, third; and sophomore Jonathan Phippin, second.  The contest required a submission of an original story,… Read more »

Things I Like

Close Super Bowl gamesHaving a short drive to workWatching my son kick a soccer ballHitting the couch after a long dayThe movie, “Billy Elliott”Thinking flip-flop weatherFinishing a long runShowering first thingWalking on the beachFeeling sore after a workoutChocolate milk

What’s Your Sign

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): St. Valentine’s Day magic rules the entire week for romantic Rams and Ewes. Music, which is the food of love, is also strong. The weekend offers news both unexpected and anticipated.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): Your aspects favor the arts — which the Divine Bovine loves, loves, loves…. Read more »

Between The Lines

Ocean City’s online Boardwalk poll surpassed the 10,500 vote mark this week (10,590 as of Thursday at 3 p.m. to be exact), and it appears the all-wood surface is now the preferred option by a slim margin.Ocean City is planning to renovate a large portion of its Boardwalk this fall as a result of substructure… Read more »