OCEAN CITY — The Obama administration this month announced it was moving to permanently protect a vast area off the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling for oil and natural gas reserves.Utilizing his authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, President Barack Obama last Tuesday announced he was withdrawing roughly 3.8 million acres in the… Read more »
NEWARK – Members of the Worcester County Board of Education formally honored their leader Tuesday as Jonathan Cook presided over his last school board meeting.Cook, whose recognition was followed by a standing ovation from the audience, steps down after serving 12 years on the school board.“We will miss his leadership,” school board member Doug Dryden… Read more »
Students and faculty at Worcester Preparatory School have been busy elves this holiday season giving back to the community. Above, WPS senior and SGA officer Davis Taylor, Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull, Diakonia Executive Director Claudia Nagle and Head of Lower School Celeste Bunting gathered to kick off WPS’ season of giving at the annual Upper… Read more »
On Dec. 16, Worcester Prep Upper School students collected cans from every classroom to sort into bags that will be delivered to various organizations in Maryland and Delaware. Pictured, front from left, are Olivia Bescak, Lauren Meoli, Rachael Weidman and Head of Upper School Mike Grosso; and, back, Seth Lewis, Grant Brown, Jordan Welch, John… Read more »
Students from Cindy Leitgeb’s second grade class at Ocean City Elementary are working hard at informational writing during Writer’s Workshop. These books the students are creating are meant to teach others about a topic for which they have become an expert. Pictured, from left, are Quincy Miller, Katie Betz and Milagros Mil-Castro.
The Special Joy Of GivingEditor:“To everything there is a season…and a time for every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1This well-known quote has stood timeless among so many thousands of seasons of change. In a time that for those of us seeking clarity in a time of seemingly constant change, this simple, but eloquent statement,… Read more »
The Ocean Pines Department of Recreation & Parks held its annual “Breakfast With Santa” earlier this month and, as is customary over the years, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City cooked the fare. Pictured in the kitchen are Ralph Chinn and President Barbara Peletier as they tend the grill.
Editor:A couple of weeks ago, with an abundance of good faith, the National Aquarium submitted a proposal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to consider establishing a national marine sanctuary in the Baltimore Canyon, 70 miles off Ocean City’s shores.A mile beneath the surface, the Canyon is home to ancient deep-sea corals and… Read more »
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team swept a pair of Bayside South contests on the road this week to improve to 6-0 on the season.The Seahawks have been road warriors thus far on the early season with five of their first six games played away from home, but have not been phased by the… Read more »
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team won its first match of the young season last week, beating Mardela, 78-3, to improve to 1-1.Decatur won 13-15 bouts against Mardela to cruise to the 78-3 win. At 106, Decatur’s Jessie Albino beat Mardela’s Ethan Smith and Cade Solito beat Mardela’s Braxton Thomas to stake the Seahawks to… Read more »