All attendees had a great time at the Widow and Widowers Club picnic last month in White Horse Park in Ocean Pines, including Chair Phil Rittershofver, Activities Chair John Willmuth and President Anna Eickenberg.
The Worcester County Board of Education deserves praise for evaluating the big picture correctly when it came to picking the next Superintendent of Schools.The school board had a difficult decision to make when it came to the two finalists. The school board had to choose between Lou Taylor, the native son who was the former… Read more »
Berlin’s voters have spoken. Actually, 740 of the more than 3,172 registered voters made their choice. That’s a pathetic voter turnout rate of 23 percent, compared to even more dismal 17 percent in 2012 when there was one contested council race and 32 percent in 2008 when the mayor’s seat was up for grabs as… Read more »
BERLIN – The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) released last year’s testing scores last week, showing strong improvements for both Wicomico and Worcester county students.These students, grades three through eight and high school, are tested on their English Language Arts (ELA), English 10 and math skills and are placed among… Read more »
SNOW HILL – “It’s almost like the volunteer fireman is becoming an endangered species.”As National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday, Worcester County Commissioner Merrill Lockfaw took the opportunity this week to bring attention to the dwindling number of volunteers supporting the fire service. All of the county’s 10 volunteer fire companies are struggling to hang… Read more »
Chic Boutique, owned by A Perfect Face Day Spa, recently opened its doors, offering a unique variety of fashions. The boutique is connected to A Perfect Day Spa in West Ocean City off Route 50. Above, owners Carol and Katie Withers and Sue Ott are pictured at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony with representatives of… Read more »
NEWARK – Education officials announced last Friday that Worcester County native Lou Taylor will be the new superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools.Taylor, who is currently the school system’s chief operating officer, was selected over Michael Martirano, the superintendent of schools for the state of West Virginia. Taylor will replace Superintendent Jerry Wilson, who is… Read more »
OCEAN CITY – Participating restaurants in Ocean City have raised $44,118 in the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s first Dine United OC competition.Executive Director Kathleen Momme announced the totals at the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association’s economic development committee meeting and said the entirety of the money will stay in the region to fund… Read more »