About The Author: Bethany Hooper

Alternative Text

Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

Fenwick Seeks State Funds For Sidewalk

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island are seeking state capital improvement funds to begin the first phase of a sidewalk construction project later this year.On Tuesday, the Fenwick Island Pedestrian Safety Committee laid out its plans for moving forward with a sidewalk construction project along Coastal Highway.Two months ago, the committee agreed to pursue… Read more »

On 4th Taphouse Location In OC, Owner Zev Sibony: ‘Once They Are Here, They Will Want To Come Back’

On 4th Taphouse Location In OC, Owner Zev Sibony: ‘Once They Are Here, They Will Want To Come Back’

OCEAN CITY – Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Delicious food and drinks.That’s what owner and operator Zev Sibony said patrons can find at the new Taphouse Tavern.Located within the Bayside Plaza on 137th Street, Taphouse Tavern is the newest location of the Taphouse Bar & Grille brand.Since 2010, the Sibony family has grown the Taphouse brand… Read more »

First Project SEARCH Interns Celebrated

First Project SEARCH Interns Celebrated

BERLIN – Community members this week honored the first class of Project SEARCH interns with an end-of-year celebration at Atlantic General Hospital.On Wednesday, families, community leaders and staff at Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) gathered to celebrate Worcester County’s first class of Project SEARCH interns. Project SEARCH is a national program created to help people with… Read more »

Wicomico Council Overrides Executive’s Veto

SALISBURY – County leaders this week voted to reaffirm a legislative bill vetoed by the county executive.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council voted unanimously to reaffirm a legislation bill adopted by the council in May and subsequently vetoed by County Executive Bob Culver.The legislative bill corrects a drafting error in the county’s personnel manual defining… Read more »

Pines Public House & Eatery Offers New Upscale Dining Spot

Pines Public House & Eatery Offers New Upscale Dining Spot

OCEAN PINES – The owners of a local pizza chain are bringing fine dining to Ocean Pines with the opening of Pines Public House & Eatery.Located on Nicholas Lane, Pines Public House & Eatery combines elevated Eastern Shore cuisine with handcrafted metropolitan cocktails in an upscale dining atmosphere.Co-owners Alex Buinovskis and Dennis Klimins said Pines… Read more »

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OCEAN CITY – The organizers of a city-wide composting program are seeking the community’s support to expand their efforts.Tomorrow, Go Green OC – a local nonprofit dedicated to zero-waste goals in Ocean City – will launch the second phase of its city-wide composting program.Last fall, Go Green OC partnered with The Hobbit Restaurant owner Garvey… Read more »

Senior Nutrition Programs Cut

BERLIN – Unexpected cuts to a nutrition program are expected to impact thousands of seniors on the lower Eastern Shore.Last week, MAC Inc. Area Agency on Aging announced state funding for its Senior Nutrition Services program would be cut by $113,000, or 46%, effective July 1.Initially, the funding cuts will impact 120 to 150 seniors… Read more »