American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 celebrated the 98th birthday of the American Legion this month and presented its First Responders Awards program. The ceremony was led by Chairman Sarge Garlitz and Post #166 Commander Tom Wengert. The awards were followed by the singing of God Bless America by Rosie Garlitz and birthday cake. Receiving awards… Read more »
Verizon TCC of Ocean Pines recently a donated a wealth of school supplies to students at Showell Elementary School. Pictured, from left, are kindergarten teacher Emily Shockley, second-grade teacher Jane Flynn, Jennie Griffin, Jay Wimbrow and Laura Wheeler of Verizon TCC and first-grade teacher and guidance counselor Ed Reid.
Gregory Purnell was the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Worcester County NAACP. He shared fascinating facts about local African American history. Pictured, fro mleft, are Board officers Cyril Achonlonu, Linda Purnell, Gregory Purnell, Gabe Purnell and President Roxie Dennis Achonlonu. The next meeting is April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Tyree AME… Read more »
George William Sherk OCEAN CITY — George William Sherk, age 73, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017 in the Neurotrauma ICU of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Born in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Sherk. He is survived by his wife and companion, Dolores E…. Read more »
On Sunday, March 19, a crowd gathered for the Consecration Service for the recently expanded Shepherd’s Nook and Sarah’s Pantry at the Community Church at Ocean Pines. The 1,700-square-foot expansion provides a private entrance for food distribution and storage, a massive clothing sorting area, second floor storage and more than double the amount of retail… Read more »
The Worcester County Commissioners last week proclaimed March as Women’s History Month in Worcester to recognize the contributions of women to the economic, cultural and social vitality of the county. Above, County Commissioner Diana Purnell presents the proclamation to Commission for Women Chair Eloise Henry-Gordy.
After receiving nearly 100 submissions, the Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) has chosen three finalists, one from each of the three Lower Shore counties, in this year’s Fair Housing calendar contest. The three finalists’ artwork will be forwarded to the Maryland Association of Realtors (MAR) for possible inclusion in the statewide Fair Housing Month calendar…. Read more »
Last week, Eric Waterman, president of Ravens Roost 44 in Ocean City, presented a donation of $500 to Vietnam Veterans of America Ocean City Chapter President Nelson Kelly to help fund a memorial bench dedicated to Barry Howard Berger, the only Ocean City native to lose his life in the Vietnam War. There will be… Read more »
The Germantown School Community Heritage Center Executive Board recently recognized Jesse Turner’s 68 years of service to the Berlin community. Pictured from left are Barbara Purnell, Victor Smack, Patricia Warren, Mary Jane Purnell, Ruby Purnell, Carolyn Fassett and Thomas Pitts with Turner seated in front.
SoDel Concepts recently announced the recipients of the company’s Shining Star awards, recognition given to employees who are committed to cultivating a positive work environment and giving guests a memorable dining experience. Pictured above is Lauren Larson (left), a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach, receiving a Shining Star award from General Manager… Read more »