Annual Kite Expo In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – The resort will kick off the season early by painting the sky with every color under the sun at the Maryland International Kite Expo (MIKE), set for this weekend. The festival will be showcasing a spectacular cast of kite builders and sport kite competitors from around the United States.The 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic… Read more »

Cancer Express Bus To Make OC Stop

OCEAN CITY – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 2008 Fight Back Express, a nationwide bus tour awareness effort, will be stopping in Ocean City this June, as the bus makes its three-day tour through Maryland. Local American Cancer Society volunteer Dawne Pappas came before the Mayor and Council this week to… Read more »

County Approves Program’s Grant Request

SNOW HILL – Satisfied the state would continue to pony up its share, at least in the current fiscal cycle, county officials on Tuesday approved a requested $200,000 in-kind matching grant for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP).The MCBP is in the process of applying for National Estuary Program grant funding for the time period… Read more »

County Ranks Route 589 Work As Official No. 2

SNOW HILL – While Worcester County’s top priority in terms of highway projects funded by the state continues to be the ongoing dualization of Route 113, the County Commissioners on Tuesday made it known in no uncertain terms the second most important highway project in Worcester is Route 589.The commissioners on Tuesday reviewed a “highway… Read more »

County Volunteers Honored By State At Ceremony

ANNAPOLIS – A number of Worcester County residents were recognized this week for outstanding service at the 25th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards ceremony at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. “Of course we realize that we haven’t covered everyone with this ceremony this afternoon,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “But as Marylanders, we all benefit… Read more »

No More Meters For Downtown Street

OCEAN CITY – Residents of 10th Street disagreed over parking issues this week, resulting in the decision by the City Council not to meter additional parking spaces along the street as requested. Resident Charlie Barrett came before the Mayor and Council Monday, requesting meters be added to additional parking spaces on the street to encourage… Read more »

Comprehensive Rezoning Questions Surface In OC

OCEAN CITY – In a work session of the Planning and Zoning Commission this week, officials took several rezoning issues into consideration, ranging from individual properties to entire sections of Coastal Highway. “You need to decide if we want to proceed with any comprehensive rezoning,” said Planning and Zoning Director Jesse Houston. “Comprehensive rezonings are… Read more »

Continued Arts Immersion Funding Eyed

OCEAN CITY – In an effort to increase Arts Immersion programs throughout Worcester County, representatives from Snow Hill Middle School presented the Board of Education with their Arts Immersion success this week, encouraging the board to continue with Arts Immersion programs. Arts Immersion has been garnering strength throughout county schools as educators aim to enhance… Read more »

Eastern Shore Tax Filers Get Reprieve

BERLIN – Comptroller Peter Franchot extended the deadline for electronic filing of state taxes for residents of nine Eastern Shore counties who had Internet and phone service problems Tuesday night.The extension to midnight Thursday applied to those living in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties who file electronically, the… Read more »