36th Governor’s Challenge Set For Next Week

BERLIN- The 36th Annual Governor’s Challenge holiday basketball tournament gets underway next Tuesday with early first-round games featuring local teams.The Governor’s Challenge, long a staple on the local holiday basketball tournament scene, has steadily grown to become the largest high school tournament on the east coast. Starting Tuesday and running through December 30, the tournament… Read more »

Decatur Wrestlers Rout Wicomico, 74-6

Decatur Wrestlers Rout Wicomico, 74-6

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team last week routed visiting Wicomico, 74-6, to improve to 2-0 in regular season matches on the early season.The Seahawks beat Mardela, 72-12, in their opener, followed by a resounding 74-6 win over Bayside South rival Wicomico last week. Sandwiched in between was a strong second-place finish in the prestigious… Read more »

Walk Challenge Eyes New Record

SNOW HILL – A national walking campaign is expected to engage Worcester County residents.Beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and running through April 8, the Worcester County Health Department will take part in the second annual 1 Billion Steps Challenge, a public initiative through the American Public Health Association that promotes broader health efforts and encourages active… Read more »

Things I Like – December 22, 2017

Wings and football on SundayHandmade ornaments by my kidsNFL games on SaturdayA nativity scene outside a churchMy new Sonos sound systemHow easy professional basketball players make it lookHot chocolate with marshmallowsNo-coat December daysMemorable pieces of adviceThe crowds in Berlin this time of yearHitting Winterfest every year

OC Beach Replenishment Project Wraps Up Early

OCEAN CITY — The latest round of beach replenishment in Ocean City wrapped up last week ahead of schedule with a project characterized as one of the “smoothest” ever in the resort.The beach replenishment project, which ultimately pumped an estimated 883,000 cubic yards of sand onto the resort’s beaches from offshore sources, began in early… Read more »

Detention Center Grant Eyed For Treatment Groups

SALISBURY – A $78,000 grant is expected to fund treatment group meetings at the Wicomico County Detention Center.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council approved a request from the detention center to accept a $78,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant Program.George Kaloroumakis, director of the detention center,… Read more »

Debate Ensues After Fall Cruisin Event Review

OCEAN CITY — A review of the fall Endless Summer Cruisin this week triggered a contentious debate about whether the event should be renewed at this time and an even larger debate about council meeting procedure.During Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting, TEAM Productions’ Bob Rothermel, who produces the spring and fall Cruisin events, presented a… Read more »

Coastal Hospice Volunteers Visit 167 Hospice Patients, Delivering Fruit Baskets, Warm Blankets And Stuffed Bears

Coastal Hospice Volunteers Visit 167 Hospice Patients, Delivering Fruit Baskets, Warm Blankets And Stuffed Bears

Coastal Hospice volunteers visited 167 hospice patients and their families this month across the Lower Shore, delivering fruit baskets, warm blankets and stuffed bears. Volunteers dressed as Santa, Mrs. Santa and elves make the visits every year to bring holiday cheer to those being cared for by Coastal Hospice. Pictured are Glenn Mohr, Carolyn Jones,… Read more »