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									                                        The Courier
                                             January 18, 2012        Volume 12 Number 20   

Budget process underway
By Chip Bertino
    Another year another budget. Such is the annual routine for
the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) including its department
heads, advisory committees, general manager and ultimately the
seven members of the Board of Directors.
    Having met with members of the Budget and Finance Advi-
sory Committee to review the Association’s 2012-2013 Fiscal
Year budget the week before, General Manager Bob Thompson
presented his budget draft to the board during a two day work
session starting on Tuesday, January 10.
    With six members in attendance and one (Dave Stevens) par-
ticipating via conference call, Mr. Thompson walked the board
through the multi-page, multi-sectioned document answering
questions, commenting on and clarifying items contained
                                                    Better        cost
  “The overall goal of this year’s budget is to management was
  create a unified approach for the Ocean an             overriding
  Pines Association that                        theme as Mr.
  will increase awareness,
                                                Thompson          dis-
  promote the use and en-
  hance the experience of
                                                cussed with the
  the assets and amenities                      board the opera-          Chamber After Hours fun
  of the Association while                      tions at the Yacht             Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a Business After Hours event hosted by the Brandywine Sen-
  increasing        revenue                     Club. Last year,          ior Living facility in Selbyville, January 12. Kathy Jacobs, director of Community Relations at Brandywine, made
  opportunities.”                               overtime         costs    sure the Chamber members had a good time with an array of drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and the prize of a Kin-
           - Bob Thompson                       were a big problem        dle tablet to the lucky person having their business card drawn. Businesspeople interested in joining the Ocean
                                                at the facility, a sit-   Pines Chamber of Commerce are invited to visit
                                                                               Above are Mike Burrier, Terry Testani, Kathy Jacobs, Anna Foultz, and Jody Falter. Photo by Ted Page.
                                                uation that con-
                                                tributed to the exit
of Joe Rinehart as manager of the facility in September. A new
food and beverage director has yet to be hired although the hir-
                                                                          F&B, Yacht Club challenges persist
                                                                          By Chip Bertino                                          cant improvements on personnel overtime and
ing process is underway. In response to a question by Board
                                                                             The Yacht Club, the Yacht Club, the Yacht             food costs,” he said.
President Tom Terry as to why the budget shows employee lev-
                                                                          Club. Just a mention of the name brings forth                Board Member Ray Unger asked whether
els similar to last year, Mr. Thompson responded that he is wait-
                                                                          diverse comments from residents, patrons,                Billy Casper Golf might still be interested in
ing for the new director to take the lead in employee scheduling.
                                                                          Ocean Pines Association management and the               taking over the food and beverage operations
Although the draft budget shows no change in the number of
                                                                          Board of Directors. The facility, how it has             for the Association, something that had been
overall employees within the department, some have been
                                                                          been run in the past and how it should be op-            considered in 2010 when that company took
moved from full time to part time status.
                                                                          erated in the future was at the center of con-           over golf operations. This sentiment echoed
    In addition to a new food and beverage director, the budget
                                                                          siderable comments during a two day budget               an earlier suggestion by resident Joe Reynolds
as presented to the board includes hiring a full time Human Re-
                                                                          work session of the OPA board of directors last          during the public comments portion of the ses-
source manager, a facility engineer and an aquatics instructor.
                                                                          week.                                                    sion. There did not appear to be much enthu-
Mr. Thompson said that options to have a part time human re-
                                                                             General Manager Bob Thompson said that                siasm for this idea among board members.
source person or to use outside services did not make sense fi-
                                                                          revenues at the facility were up significantly               In late 2010 as the board debated out-
nancially given the community’s needs. The position of facility
                                                                          during the current fiscal year, nearly                   sourcing, Mr. Thompson, new to his job as
engineer, a job title Mr. Thompson repeatedly said was evolv-
                                                                          $200,000. And although that was encourag-                general manager, pleaded the case that food
ing, would be responsible for overseeing the community’s build-
                                                                          ing, he expressed yet again his displeasure that         and beverage operations not be outsourced,
ings, road and other assets.
                                                                          expenses, specifically personnel and food                believing strongly that OPA management
    Maintenance has been a challenge for the association, a fact
                                                                          costs, were up too, too much for his liking.             could turn things around. The board at the
that was underscored during a recent walking tour of the Golf
                                                                          Board Member Bill Wentworth pointed out                  time acquiesced, giving Mr. Thompson a year
and Country Club and Yacht Club facilities conducted by Mr.
                                                                          that 70% of the facility’s net revenue was con-          to prove his point. There were a number of
Thompson and Ted Moroney. Director Pete Gomsak com-
                                                                          sumed by personnel costs. He went on to say              steps taken including changes to the menu and
mented that he has heard comments from members questioning
                                                                          that the industry standard was 25% to 30%.               hours of operation and most visibly the cre-
why money should be spent on new facilities when the Associa-
                                                                          Mr. Thompson told the board that was the rea-            ation of the Java Bay Café. The changes
tion has had a marginal record on maintaining existing facili-
                                                                          son management changes were made at the                  prompted a handsome increase in sales. Un-
ties over the years. This fact has apparently not been lost on the
                                                                          operation last fall. “We need to make signifi-                                please see challenge on page 9
                                            please see opa on page 8
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Getting to know

Debbie Donahue, Program Coordinator of Rec & Parks
By Dolores E. Pike                       excited about an upcoming opportu-         programs.                                             She is a vice president in the organiza-
   On a cold Saturday in December        nity. Currently under consideration            Debbie has been on the staff for                  tion where she has been a volunteer
Debbie Donahue shuttled a busload of     and in administrative level talks is the   two years and says about her OPA job,                 for 12 years. “They (OPA) knew Pop
Ocean Piners up to the Big Apple for a   appearance of NFL Flag Football in         “It is the perfect fit for me, my person-             Warner was a big part of what I am
fun-filled holiday outing. Scheduled     the Pines this spring. Last year Ocean     ality and my personal life.” She is a                 and were very acceptable to the fact.
as an activity by the Ocean Pines As-    Pines had their own flag football pro-     local, having lived in Showell “almost                Bob Thompson, Sonya Bounds and
sociation (OPA) the trip provided res-   gram and 70 kids participated. She         my whole life” and is the single mom                  the whole staff are very accommodat-
idents with an opportunity to spend a    also oversees the summer campers’          of two sons, Matthew (21) and Todd                    ing and allow me to work it into my
day in New York City indulging                                                      (12). And when she speaks of her per-                 schedule,” she said. Her sons also par-
their whims whether seeing a                                                        sonal life, she is referring to working               ticipate in Pop Warner: Matt, who
Broadway show, shopping, visiting                                                   with Pop Warner Football and Cheer-                   played in the league as a youngster, is
a museum or an art gallery. It is one                                               leading (see related story on page 7).
                                                                                                                                                                 please see debbie on page 7
of a variety of trips offered by the
OPA throughout the year, trips

                                                                                     A BAGEL
which Debbie escorts as part of her                                                                                                               Comfort Food Thursday
job as program coordinator of the                                                                                                                           Call for our
Recreation and Parks department.
   And if you enjoy the concerts in
the park on those Thursday summer
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bie, another part of her job. She also
helps to organize and schedule
                                                                                                                      Cookie Platters                     Open for Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                              and Lunch
many of the popular OPA classes.                                                            Free
She finds qualified instructors and                                                       Wireless
in general makes sure that every-
thing fits together without any last
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T he C ourier
          Independently Owned
                                                   Worcester County Public Schools
                                                   announce 2012 Teachers of the Year
               P.O. Box 1326
          Ocean Pines, MD 21811
                                                       The following Worcester County        Superintendent’s Advisory Council,        was named the school’s Teacher of the
     410-641-6695 • fax: 410-641-6688              Public School teachers have been cho-     Common Core Study Committee,              Year. Mr. Bevilacqua has been teach-               sen as 2012 Teachers of the Year. A       Math Lesson Plan Committee and            ing history and language arts for 11                   panel of educators will select a          OCES’s Accreditation for Growth           years, two of which have been at
                 Chip Bertino                      Worcester County Teacher of the Year      Planning Council. She also serves as      Worcester Techni-
               Publisher/Editor                    to represent our school district at the   Science Fair Coordinator for OCES         cal High School. He            Maryland State Department of Educa-       and is one of the judges for the          is certified to teach
         Debbie Haas / Graphic Artist              tion annual Gala and compete for          Worcester County Science Fair.            Social       Studies,
           Mary Adair /Comptroller                 2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year.            Prekindergarten teacher Mrs. Amy      English, and Eng-
                                                       Berlin Intermediate School’s          Knepper Braciszewski is Showell Ele-      lish as a Second
             Contributing Writers                  Teacher of the Year is 5th grade          mentary School’s Teacher of the Year.     Language.         Mr.
           Betty Cianci, Ron Fisher,
              Douglas Hemmick,                     teacher Mrs. Kelly                        She has taught Early Childhood Edu-       Bevilacqua’s prior-
        Betty McDermott, Dolores Pike,             Thaw. She is in her                       cation for 11 years. She also teaches     ity is to encourage
        Tom Range, Sr. and Bev Wisch                                                                                                                          Tony Bevilacqua
                                                   14th year of teach-                       yoga to kindergarten through third        his students to
           Robert B. Adair 1938-2007               ing 5th grade math                        grade students during the After           think through con-
                                                   and reading/lan-                          School Academy. Mrs. Braciszewski         tent that is engaging and exciting. He
                                                   guage arts. Mrs.                          serves on Showell’s Accreditation for     serves on the Accreditation for
The Courier is published Wednesday morning by
CMN Communications, Inc. Contents copyright        Thaw believes in                          Growth Planning                           Growth (AFG) Race to the Top Com-
2012. News release items and calendar entries      making the curricu-                       Council and the                           mittee, working to integrate the new
should reach us Friday noon prior to publication
date. The advertising deadline is Friday at 5      lum relevant to her      Kelly Thaw       school’s Technol-                         federal English standards – including
p.m. First class mailed subscriptions are avail-   students’ lives, and                      ogy Implementa-                           argumentative writing – into the nu-
able for $68 annually. Six and three month paid
subscriptions available.                           in providing a motivating and exciting    tion Team.      She                       merous content areas at Worcester
                                                   classroom environment where stu-          first came to Show-                       Technical High School.
                                                   dents feel confident and enjoy work-      ell as a student in-
 Chewing gum was invented                          ing together. She is a member of the      tern then began her
 by John B. Curtis in
             1848. He
                                                   Accreditation for Growth After-School
                                                   Academy Committee, Worcester
                                                                                             teaching career as a
                                                                                             kindergarten                Amy
                                                                                                                                        BIS simmers
               had seen
                                                   County Reading/Language Arts Com-
                                                   mittee, is a cooperating teacher for
                                                                                             teacher in Somerset
                                                                                             County. In 2006,
                                                                                                                                        Soup Bowl Project
               chew the                            student interns, and is a new teacher     Worcester County Public Schools
                                                                                                                                             Join Berlin Intermediate School
           u sap from                                                 mentor.                hired her to launch a pilot Prekinder-
         Yo                                                                                                                             for a night of soup and art! The first
     Did w... spruce                                                     Fourth     grade    garten program which offered a public
                                                                                                                                        Soup Bowl Project is February 28
     Kno       trees and                                              teacher Jennifer       school education to students at a
                                                                                                                                        from 5 to 8 p.m.
              labored                                                 Dale is Bucking-       neighboring daycare. Four years later
                                                                                                                                             All 700 students at BIS will be
         over a Franklin                                              ham Elementary         she moved to Showell Elementary’s
                                                                                                                                        making two bowls in the new kiln.
 stove to develop the                                                 School’s Teacher of    campus.
                                                                                                                                        One will be donated to the cause,
 right formula. He                                                    the Year.                  Mrs. Gretchen Hancock, an 8th
                                                                                                                                        the other will be taken home.
 chewed a variety of bit-                                                Ocean City Ele-     grade science teacher, is Teacher of
                                                                                                                                             A large selection of handmade
 ter concoctions before                               Jennifer Dale   mentary School’s                        the Year at Stephen
                                                                                                                                        soup bowls will be for sale. When
 he opened the first com-                                             Teacher of the Year                     Decatur       Middle
                                                                                                                                        arriving at BIS, choose bowls to pur-
 mercial chewing gun fac-                          is Kirsten Danisavich, a National                          School. Hancock has
                                                                                                                                        chase ($5 to $20 depending on
 tory in America called                            Board Certified Teacher. She moti-                         been teaching in
                                                                                                                                        size), and then fill with soup. Soup
 the State of Maine Pure                           vates her students to persevere and                        Worcester County
                                                                                                                                        will be donated by local businesses,
 Spruce Gum Company,                               approach learning with a positive at-                      for nine years, origi-
                                                                                                                                        including DeNovo’s, Panera, The
 eventually employing                              titude. As a Master Teacher for the                        nally as a 7th grade
                                                                                                                                        Globe and Waterman’s.
 over 200 people. An                               Maryland State Department of Educa-                        science teacher at
                                                                                                                                             Lisa Adams’ fourth grade stu-
 avid chewer and sampler                           tion, Mrs. Danisavich taught teachers         Gretchen     Pocomoke Middle
                                                                                                                                        dents will be performing an original
 of his new product                                and administrators about the Com-             Hancock      School before trans-
                                                                                                                                        opera based upon their studies of
 lines, he died of as-                             mon Core Mathematics Curriculum at                         ferring to SDMS in
                                                                                                                                        Harriet Tubman. There will also be
 phyxia caused by a lump                           Maryland’s Educa-                         2006. Recently, Mrs. Hancock was
                                                                                                                                        a visual art display.
 of gum stuck in his                               tor    Effectiveness                      nominated as a 2011 candidate for the
                                                                                                                                             Proceeds will be split; the
 throat.                                           Academies in Balti-                       Presidential Awards for Excellence in
                                                                                                                                        school’s clay and glaze supply will
                                                   more County and                           Mathematics and Science Teaching.
                                                                                                                                        be replenished, and the other por-
                                                   Baltimore City. She                       She is an advisor for the school’s En-
                                                                                                                                        tion will be donated to a local char-
                                                   has conducted in-                         vironmental Science Service Academy
                                                   services to teach                         and a partner with the “Grow Berlin
                                                                                                                                             The objective is to utilize art for
                                                   colleagues      about                     Green” Environmental Awareness
                                                                                                                                        community-outreach, support the
                                                   Race to the Top and                       Project.
                                                                              Kirsten                                                   goals of the Arts Immersion Action
                                                   the Common Core.                              Worcester Technical High School
                                                                            Danisavich                                                  Plan, and showcase the new kiln.
                                                   She serves on the                         history teacher Mr. Tony Bevilacqua
                                                                                          January 18, 2012 The Courier Page 5

                 My little sister
    Sibling relationships are as unique      unkind to her. I went looking for him
as the siblings themselves. Some are         to set him straight but didn’t find him.
good, some are not. Some are com-            My reaction was rather silly. I was
petitive, some are nurturing. No two         about 19 at the time. What was I going
are alike.                                   to do? Brendan was only seven. I
                                                             guess I was being overly
                                                             protective of my little
                 It’s All About. . .                             The first time my sis-
                                                             ter met my wife (we had
                By Chip Bertino
                                                             just started dating), she
                    told her quite confi-
                                                             dently, “if I don’t like
                                                             you my brother will stop
    Five months after my twelfth birth- dating you.” She was seven at the time
day my sister arrived on the scene. It and quite full of herself. Fortunately
was an exciting day when she was the two hit it off from the start and I
born and an even more exciting day didn’t have to disappoint either one of
when she came home from the hospi- them.
tal. She looked like a little doll, fragile      As time went on I moved away
and just beautiful.                          from home, got married and started a
    With great enthusiasm I showed family of my own. An unfortunate
her off to the nuns after one Sunday byproduct was that I spent less and
morning mass. They                                     less time with my sister. She
fawned all over her.                                   finished grade school, then
Even at that tender                                    high school and college. She
age my sister had                                      moved to another state to
learned to work an                                     start her life and the times in
audience, cooing at                                    each other’s company were
just the right inter-                                  limited to a holiday meal
vals thrilling the                                     once or twice a year. She
quartet of nuns who                                    traveled Europe and lived in
were all smiles and                                    London for a period.
making baby noises                                         Because of time and cir-
                        My then girlfriend, my sister
in response.            and me at the Philadelpiha
                                                      cumstance there was a period
    She was the Art Musuem in 1985. Al- when we did not talk for a
apple of my grandfa- though the picture is grainy couple years. Fortunately
ther’s eye.       He you can see my hair had yet that is in the past and we
missed no opportu- turned silver. My kids were a have reconnected, having
nity to scoop her up few years off.                   each been shaped by our life
and dance around                                      experiences. And although
the room with her regardless if there she’s still my little sister, she is no
was music playing. The two danced a longer the little girl in pigtails. She is,
kind of boogie woogie waltz, a signa- among other things, a successful
ture dance move of Gramps’. On writer. Each time we talk I’m amazed
many evenings, she sat on his lap and at how much alike we are. We share a
watched the sun set over the bay be- similar sense of humor. And our out-
hind his house.                              look on life and people is nearly in
    Talent was in no short supply with sync.
my sister when she was a child. She              As time goes by it has been my
sang, danced and was quite an artist. good fortune that my sister and I have
She would sit on the piano and sing as become reacquainted. Not so much
I played. Most of the time what she in a big brother/ little sister sort of
sang and what I played were the same way but as two adults who under-
song. Often though I was the one off stand, and at times can laugh at, each
key.                                         other’s histories and shortcomings;
    When she was younger I daresay providing the other a perspective un-
that we were rather close. Once when like anyone else.
she was about seven or eight, I picked           We choose with whom we want to
her up from a skating party. She was be friends. We have no choice when it
crying when I found her just outside comes to siblings. I’m happy to say
the rink. She told me that some kid that my sister is my sibling and my
named Brendan had said something friend.
Page 6 The Courier January 18, 2012

                                                                                                                           Boat show coming in February
                                                                                                                               The Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club         hibitors will include marine electronics,
                                                                                                                           is sponsoring the 29th annual Seaside           trailers, canvas tops, motors, jewelry, art
                                                                                                                           Boat Show in Ocean City February 17-19.         and fishing gear. The show will also pro-
                                                                                                                           The show is the “boat show that works for       vide financing and insurance for the
                                                                                                                           kids.”                                          boater and water enthusiast.
                                                                                                                               This show, held at the Roland E Pow-            The Optimist members are always
                                                                                                                           ell Convention Center, traditionally            aware of the importance and contribu-
                                                                                                                           draws thousands of water and boating            tions of each exhibitor. The Optimists are
                                                                                                                           enthusiasts to the resort over President’s      proud that no other boat show compares
                                                                                                                           Day weekend. The show also provides the         with the Seaside Boat Show for appeal
                                                                                                                           Optimist the opportunity to raise funds         and enjoyment.
                                                                                                                           to support the club programs to support             One of the main reasons for the suc-
                                                                                                                           local youth.                                    cess of the show is the wonderful door
                                                                                                                               The local affiliate of Optimist Inter-      prizes donated by North Bay Marine
                                                                                                                           national has more than 110 members and          owners, Scott and Mary McCurdy. Each
    Worcester Preparatory School                                                                                           is recognized as one of the best clubs in       person who purchases a show admission
                    508 South Main Street • Berlin, Maryland                                                               Optimist International. The Boat Show           has a chance to win a boat.
                                                                                                                           income supports many youth and com-                 The Optimists also sponsor a scholar-
                                        OPEN HOUSE                                                                         munity service programs.                        ship lottery with $100,000 in prizes. Over
                                 Thursday, February 9, 2012                                                                    The Boat Show will feature over 350         269 students have received more than
                                        9:00 A.M.
                                                                                                                           boats, 150 exhibitors and 50 boat dealers.      $1,380,000 in scholarships the past 23
                                Admissions Testing                                                                         The dealers and exhibitors will offer nu-       years. The lottery drawing is held at 5
                                  2012-2013 School Year                                                                    merous special show prices. They will dis-      p.m. the last day of the Boat Show.
                                                                                                                           play their newest and most popular              Chances are $100 and can be purchased
                  • Grade 1-11 - Saturday, February 18, 2012
                                                                                                                           models and water related items. The             at the show.
                    • Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten -
                        Saturday, February 25, 2012                                                                        large number of boats sold each year at             Times of the show are Friday, Febru-
                                                                                                                           the shows makes it one of the most pop-         ary 17 11-7 p.m.; Saturday, February 18
     For information, contact Tara Becker, Director of Admissions at                                                       ular shows on the East Coast.                   10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to
              410-641-3575 or                                                                        Visitors will be treated to an alluring     5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and $1
          Worcester Preparatory School is committed in its consideration and acceptance of students to the principles of
                                                                                                                           array of sport cruisers, sport fishing, per-    for kids. A weekend pass is available for
               non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion and/or national and ethnic origins.
                                                                                                                           formance and “super boats.” The ex-             $15.

                                                                                                                           Harris speaks in Ocean City
                                                                                                                               Speaking before about 40 people last            When asked jokingly by Worcester
                                                                                                                           Friday evening at Fager’s Island, Mary-         County Commissioner President Bud
                                                                                                                                                  land Representative      Church what it would take for Harris to
                                                                                                                                                  Andy Harris (R),         run for president, the congressman
                                                                                                                                                  talked about na-         laughed and said there were fine people
                                                                                                                                                  tional issues.           already in the race.
                                                                                                                                                      He touched on                                 -Chip Bertino
                                                                                                                                                  such topics as the
                                                                                                                                                  economic        issues   Sign up for trash
                                                                                                                                                  confronting Euro-
                                                                                                                                                   pean Union nations      collection is a must
                                                                                                                               Andy Harris         as well as the United       Waste Management (WM) will be
                                                                                                                                                   States. “We have to     in Ocean Pines on the following dates to
                                                                                                                           deal with debt and deficit,” he told his au-    set up accounts for curbside collection
                                                                                                                           dience more than once.                          and answer questions.
                                                                                                                               Another topic he discussed at some              Thurs., Jan 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at
                                                                                                                           length was the importance of the United         the Community Center – Assateague
                                                                                                                           States becoming energy independent. He          Room.
                                                                                                                           said that natural gas could be a bright             Fri., Jan 27: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m at the
                                                                                                                           spot in future independence. Converting         Community Center - Assateague Room
                                                                                                                           the nation’s long range trucking fleet to           Sat., Jan 28: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The
                                                                                                                           natural gas he said would be a good start.      Parke Clubhouse.
                                                                                                                           Fuel consumption by long range trucks                Sat, Feb 4: 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                           represent s 18% of the nation’s overall an-     Community Center – Marlin Room.
                                                                                                                           nual consumption according to Rep.                  Beginning February 1, WM will not
                                                                                                                           Harris.                                         collect trash from residents who have
                                                                                                                               He also told his audience, made up          not signed up for service.
                                                                                                                           mostly of business owners and elected of-           For more information go to
                                                                                                                           ficials, that he believes easing the regula- or call 800-
                                                                                                                           tory environment would help businesses          834-2805.
                                                                                                                                      January 18, 2012 The Courier Page 7

Saving windows led to Pop Warner organization
By Dolores E. Pike                        tion the owners pooled their funds to              nell University he was much older than            As more young boys became inter-
   Factory owners in Northeast            underwrite an athletic program. The                his teammates. It was a name which de-        ested in football Tomlin was kept busy
Philadelphia were having their windows    year was 1929 and there were no organ-             fined him for the rest of his life.           with requests for help in starting teams
broken on a daily basis by youths with    ized sports programs for kids. And just                In the meantime Tomlin’s Junior           and with such encouragement he was
too much time on their hands. Their fa-   at the time Tomlin began setting up a              Football Conference had grown from            determined to go national. But still too
                                                                   junior football           four teams to 16 and he invited Warner        many people believed that tackle foot-
                                                                   conference the            and several other coaches to take part in     ball was too dangerous for kids. Tomlin
  “Pop Warner Football is organized juvenile sports at its best.”  m a r k e t               a spring football clinic. Unseasonably        advocated otherwise and with the help
                                            - James Michener crashed caus-                   cold April weather ushered in a sleet         of research statistics and the American
                                                                   ing him to lose           storm and Warner was the only coach           Football Coaches Association proved his
vorite hangout was a vacant lot near one his job as a stockbroker but enabling               who showed up to talk to the young            point. With the evidence thus pre-
of the factories and from this vantage him to devote full attention to youth                 players who, incidentally, had all shown      sented, a national insurance company
point the windows were, literally, just a work.                                              up. By the end of the evening everyone        underwrote a plan for the growing
stone’s throw away. When the owners           Fast forward a few years to 1933               was so impressed with his ideas it was        league. As a result in 1959 Pop Warner
suffered 100 broken windows in one when Glen Scobie Warner was tapped                        unanimously decided that the Philadel-        Little Scholars, Inc., a national non-
month they knew they had to do some- by Philadelphia’s Temple University to                  phia youth program be renamed the Pop         profit organization became a reality. (It
thing. Enter Joseph J. Tomlin who was be the Owls’ head football coach. He                   Warner Conference. The Warner name            was not until the 1970s that the girls’
well known for his athletic abilities in had acquired the nickname “Pop” years               became a powerful draw for the fledg-         cheerleading program came into exis-
high school and college. At his sugges- before when as a football player for Cor-            ling organization.                            tence.) And as the name infers, all par-
                                                                                                                                           ticipants were going to be held to
debbie                                        ern Region.                                    15, Debbie says, “They work very hard to      another of Tomlin’s standards that “the
from page 3                                        This past year the Henlopen League        do what I ask them on their cheerlead-        classroom is as important as the playing
                                              witnessed one of their own, the                ing routine that runs two min and 30          field.” Their mission statement today, in
now a coach; and Todd plays on Berlin’s       Wicomico Panthers, advance to the Na-          seconds.” She attends Pop Warner clin-        part, states that athletics and academics
Worcester County Football team.               tionals which are held every year in Dis-      ics every year in order to provide the best   go hand in hand. To play in the league
    There are a total of 130 boys on          ney World. As vice president, Debbie           and safest training available to her young    kids must carry a 70 percent GPA.
Berlins’ teams and 50 girl cheerleaders       accompanied the team to Florida where          charges.                                          Youth (ages 5-15) or adults inter-
with approximately 50 volunteer               they came in third making it very excit-           Debbie likes working with kids in         ested in Pop Warner Football and
coaches and board members. All monies         ing for everyone who made the trip.            sports. She feels fortunate that she gets     Cheerleading can call President Tony
needed to meet yearly operating costs of           In answer to, “Why do you do this?”       to do this in both her Ocean Pines job as     Morris, 443-783-8628.
about $30,000 are received through reg-       Debbie considers the question anew             well as in her volunteer work.
istration fees, donations and fundraising.    each time and often replies by saying, “It
    When asked how Pop Warner came            is just something you believe in, want to
to be such a major part of her life, Deb-     see thrive and now is just a part of you. I
bie’s enthusiasm in her volunteering is       have learned a lot along the way and a lot
evident as it is about everything she does.   about myself. I have learned how to han-
“It all happened when I went to see my        dle many different situations, some that
nephew play football. I made some re-         I didn’t want to at the time but as a result
marks about things and they told me           I have grown. I get a lot of personal sat-
there was a position for me,” said Deb-       isfaction.”
bie. She accepted the challenge and be-            Debbie speaks of friendships formed
came a cheerleading coach something           over the years with the kids and how re-
entirely new for her at the time. She is      warding it is when as adults they want to
also a vice president in the Henlopen         give back to the organization. She began
League, which encompasses the 13              coaching Jessica Womer, 21, at age nine.
teams from Berlin to Newark, DE and           Jessica is not an assistant cheerleading
Wicomico all the way up Route 113 and         coach. When referring to all the young
in turn is part of the Pop Warner East-       girls she coaches, from ages five through
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opa                                      tween $75,000 and $85,000. Addi-
from page 1                              tionally, it is believed there would be            Ocean Pines Budget Departmental Summary
                                         about a $1,500 to $2,000 monthly                             Fiscal Year 2012-2013
general manager who has been evalu-      savings because a new system would                                    Draft
ating how to proceed with overall        eliminate various service duplication
maintenance since Kerry Nelson left      charges among the multiple systems.
his position as director of Public       A cost analysis would have to be un-
Works last year.                                                                     Departments               Revenues         Expenses          Net
    As outlined, the facilities engineer                                             Administration            4,847,230           409,751        4,437,479
                                            More aggressive marketing and ad-
would be responsible with short and                                                  Manager’s Office                             284,090          (284,090)
                                         vertising was the backbone of Mr.
long term plan-                                                                      Finance                                       432,339         (432,339)
ning. Director Bill                                                                  Membership                      800           100,522            (99,722)
Wentworth com-
                                         Assessment Rates                            Public Info/Marketing        24,600           237,145          (212,445)
mented that it                        2012-2013 Draft Budget                         CPI                         102,165           213,835          (111,670)
would be helpful if                                                                  General Maintenance                           448,716         (448,716)
this person had                                                                      Public Works                 58,340        1,087,727         (1,029,187)
building and con-                                # of lots        Rate               Fire/Ambulance                                513,106           (513,106)
struction experi-       Non water                  6,713           $873              Police                      401,000        1,504,899         (1,103,899)
ence to act as a        Non water/estate               75         $1,309.50          Recreation/Parks            301,185          770,193          (469,008)
liaison    between
                        Water                      1,367          $1,338             Tennis                      55,284             63,053               (7,769)
                        Water/Estate                    2         $2,007             Marinas                    244,680           126,398               118,282
the OPA and con- Water/Non Bulkhead                 288             $963
tractors who may Water/Non Bulkhead/                                                 Beach Parking               399,968            58,684             341,284
be remodeling or                                                                     Aquatics                    658,633          707,649              (49,016)
                           Estate                       1         $1,444.50
building new facil-                                                                  Golf Operation            1,322,530        1,376,647               (54,117)
                                                  8,446           $8,070,510
ities for the com-                                                                   Beach Club                 232,699          163,099                90,600
munity.       It has                                                                 Yacht Club                1,003,912        1,053,724               (49,812)
not been decided as to what depart- Thompson’s comments when dis-
ment this position would reside. Di- cussing the Association’s efforts in this       subtotal                  9,674,026        9,551,577           122,449
rector Dan Stachurski suggested that regard, especially when it comes to
it could be a new department. Mr. food and beverage advertising. A                   New Capital                                                     (71,200)
Thompson had, for the purposes of the much more concentrated effort to cap-          Sports Core Loan Principal                                      (51,249)
budget, placed the position within CPI ture banquet and catered events will
(Compliance, Permits and Inspec- be undertaken in the coming year. Mr.               NET                                                                     0
tions). It was clear from board dis- Gomsak commented that the cost to
cussions that a decision on this will produce and mail the quarterly Ocean
                                                                                    shops of the golf course and the Public    ginning its budget process.
come after further discussion.             Pines Report has been drastically re-    Works department. Mr. Thompson                 During conversations about the
    Presently OPA pays independent duced thanks to the efforts of Market-
                                                                                    answered that each facility has a dif-     Recreation and Parks department Mr.
contractors to provide aquatic classes. ing Director Teresa Travatello to sell
                                                                                    ferent focus. The golf facility concen-    Thompson noted that there was “no
They, the outside instructor, keeps a advertising into the publication.
                                                                                    trates mostly on lawn cutting              significant change” in personnel.
large part of the generated revenue.          It was noted that during the past     equipment while the Public Works fa-       There were some proposals with re-
By having an instructor on staff, OPA year Ms. Travatello’s department has
                                                                                    cility handles fleet maintenance. Mr.      gard to capital expenditures including
could, as Mr. Thompson said, “pull taken on responsibility for producing
                                                                                    Gomsak noted that the employees of         the purchase of a portable outdoor
more classes in house,” thus keeping the Activities Guide once done by the
                                                                                    these facilities work for two different    public address system and activating
more of the revenue generated.             Recreation and Parks department.         corporations now that Billy Casper         WIFI capability at the Community
    Although it had been discussed Her department is also now managing
                                                                                    Golf has assumed responsibility of the     Center. Reseeding Somerset Park and
previously to hire a full time IT person, the promotion and management of the
                                                                                    golf operation.                            installing an irrigation system at
Mr. Thompson said that at this time it food and beverage facilities, some-
                                                                                        This led to a discussion as to         Huntington Park was included in the
makes more sense to continue with thing that until late last year fell to the
                                                                                    whether Public Works could handle          budget as well.
outside contractors for these services     director of that department.             maintenance for the Police Depart-             The eyebrows of several board
    During a discussion of the Admin-         The draft budget for General Main-    ment fleet thus realizing savings from     members were raised when it was dis-
istration budget, Mr. Terry questioned tenance includes the cost for a re-
                                                                                    not sending vehicles to Race Track         cussed that a small bus be purchased
whether consideration should given to placement vehicle as well as the
                                                                                    Auto located on Route 589. Mr. Gom-        for use by the department. Mr.
updating the OPA phone system so it purchase of a scissor lift.
                                                                                    sak pointed out that police vehicles       Thompson explained that a vehicle
is inclusive of all OPA facilities and de-    As the board listened to comments     have special maintenance criteria.         that could seat about 25 people would
partments. He recounted that recently regarding the Public Works depart-
                                                                                    The matter was left unresolved.            be useful for various trips and events
a mother board costing about $1,800 ment, several questions were raised
                                                                                        With regard to the Police Depart-      sponsored by the department, thus
had to be replaced on one of the aging about installing an aerator in Veterans
                                                                                    ment (OPPD) budget, it was noted that      avoiding the need to lease a large bus
systems. He did not question the need Memorial Lake, formerly known as the
                                                                                    a $106,000 grant has been received         that seats 50 to 60 people when not
for the replacement but was concerned South Gate Lake. The projected cost is
                                                                                    from the state for the department to       needed. The board appeared noncom-
that as the various systems age, it will $30,000. Mr. Stachurski inquired as
                                                                                    connect to the county computer sys-        mittal to the idea. Board member Ray
become more difficult to locate parts to whether there was an environmen-
                                                                                    tem.     The proposed OPPD budget          Unger cautioned that there is specific
when needed.         Although not con- tal expert at the county or state level
                                                                                    also reflects OPA receiving a grant        licensing required for such a vehicle.
tained in the proposed budget, Mr. that could offer guidance in this mat-
                                                                                    from the county, although it is not            It was noted that bus trips generate
Thompson said that estimates gath- ter.
                                                                                    known with certainty what that             about $85,000 in revenue, and net the
ered last year for replacing all systems      Mr. Stachurski also asked if it was   amount will be as the county is just be-
with one new system would cost be- possible to combine the mechanical                                                                         please see opa on page 9
                                                                                                                            January 18, 2012 The Courier Page 9

challenge                                  ations are still underperforming, a        erations at this time. But it remains to
from page 1                                question posed to Mr. Thompson by          be determined whether it will accept a
                                           BFAC chairman Brian Roberts. The           concept presented just before Christ-
fortunately these gains were obliter-      response by Mr. Thompson was that          mas that includes building a new
ated by poor personnel management          “we’d have to look at other options.”      Yacht Club estimated to cost more
and uncontrolled costs. Additionally,          The search for a Food and Bever-       than $3 million.
plans to recapture faltering banquet       age Director and a Chef is underway           A series of Town Hall meetings
sales fizzled.                             Mr. Thompson told the board, with          have been scheduled to discuss the
   At the end of the 2011 summer sea-      several interviews already done. He        concepts for the Yacht Club and Coun-
son, the food and beverage director        said he very much intends to find an       try Club facilities. There will be a
was let go.                                individual possessing exceptional          meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 6
   When the one year window to turn        management skills and who is adept at      p.m. about the Yacht Club. A meeting
things around had closed the results       both the front and back ends of the op-    on the Country Club will take place
were mixed: sales were up but ex-          eration. Asked by Board Member Dan         Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. On Sat-
penses were up more.                       Stachurski if he would consider an Ex-     urday, February 4 at 10 a.m. there will
   Now what? Mr. Thompson has              ecutive Chef who could also be the di-     be a meeting on both facilities. The
candidly made clear at separate meet-      rector, Mr. Thompson said “yes.”           three meetings will be held in the As-
ings with the Budget and Finance Ad-           The hours of operation at the Yacht    sateague Room of the Community             January Drink Specials!
visory Committee (BFAC) on January         Club has been scaled back for the win-     Center.                                       Leinenkugel Wheat
5 and with the board at its work ses-      ter, now open Friday through Sunday                                                           Sam Adams
sion, that he is taking management         until April.                                                                                    $3.25
steps to correct the problems. But             It appears the board supports Mr.       The LORD will surely save me
what if at this time next year the oper-   Thompson’s plans for the facility’s op-      So we will play my songs on               Coors Light  Red Bridge
                                                                                      stringed instruments Isaiah 38.20                    $2.50
opa                                        ethanol fuels.                                                                        RED WINES BY THE GLASS
from page 8                                    Mr. Terry threw out the idea of a                   We do that!                       FoxBrook Merlot
                                           program that would protect Ocean                                                         FoxBrook Cabernet
department roughly $20,400.                Pines members from fuel mark-up in-                                                       Blue Jean Blend
   Board Member Bill Wentworth                                                                                                       Dante Pinot Noir
                                           creases. It remains to be determined
                                                                                                                                       Dante Merlot
questioned the need for a tennis pro at    whether there will be an increase or if                                                    Dante Cabernet
$30,000 annually when the board was        a members program will be imple-
reviewing the tennis operation. Mr.                                                                                              *********$5.00*********
Thompson said the pro is a contractor          About $125,000 is included in the                                                 WHITE WINES BY THE GLASS
who is in the second of a three year       budget to resurface the Sports Core                                                      FoxBrook Pinot Grigio
contract.                                  Pool.                                                                                      Amrita White Blend
   The budget includes capital expen-                                                                                             Two Ocean Sauvignon Blanc
                                               Some $450,000 has been budgeted
ditures of $178,500 for reconditioning     for a drainage project on the eleventh                                                *********$5.00*********
the tennis courts which are plagued by                                                                                                 While Supplies Last!
                                           and twelfth fairways of the golf course.                                                  Available 11 am til closing
drainage problems.                             At the Beach Club, it has been pro-                                                Restaurant wide. Excludes $1 off
   While discussing the Marina oper-       posed that a retractable awning re-                                                          happy hour special
ations, there was conversation about       place the fixed awning currently in
raising the mark-up on fuel from the       place and that repairs be made to the
current $.45 to $.60. The marina sold      flooring on the second floor.
about 155,000 gallons in 2011. The                                                                                                 We are pleased to announce
                                               There will be a public hearing on
Ocean Pines Marina is one of only a                                                                                              that Liquor will be coming soon !!!
                                           the budget on Saturday, January 21 at
couple boat fueling facilities in the
area that sells non-ethanol fuel, an im-
                                           10 a.m. in the Assateague Room of the
                                           Community Center.         The board is                                                       Pizza
portant attraction to boaters who can
have serious engine problems with
                                           scheduled to vote on the new budget
                                           on February 21.
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                                                                                        great app. What we learned from                     Nest Thermostat is extremely easy to
   Choptank Electric Cooperative                                                        Apple is that you have to be great                  use -- just turn the outer ring left or
                                                                                        everywhere; your packaging, your                    right like you would on a normal ther-
        New Learning Thermostat                                                         marketing, your user interface, your
                                                                                        hardware design, the physical design,
                                                                                                                                            mostat and the screen lights up red
                                                                                                                                            when it’s heating or blue when it’s
                 By Thomas S. Tyndall, III                                              the apps and the web services, all to-              cooling.
                                                                                        gether. Diving into every little detail                 As the name implies, the Nest
    The new Learning Thermostat             stylish, innovative consumer technol-
                                                                                        and asking a question about how that                Thermostat learns your preferences
from Nest Labs may not be an Apple          ogy. The circular Learning Thermostat
                                                                                        piece works -- that’s something we                  within a week and programs itself with
product, but it has the company’s           follows the same silver and black
                                                                                        learned from Apple that really doesn’t              respect to your habits. When you first
name written all over it. In fact, The      theme as many other Apple products.
                                                                                        happen anywhere else.”                              install the Nest Thermostat, you turn
Nest Learning Thermostat was de-                Most thermostats of today may be
                                                                                            The Nest Thermostat is essentially              its ring to change the temperature as
signed and created by former Apple          described as white plastic boxes with
                                                                                        a smartphone: a very high-powered                   you would a normal thermostat -- at
executive Tony Fadell, who was one of       some kind of complicated interface,
                                                                                        processor, with memory, flash, wire-                bedtime, when you leave for work and
the lead developers on the iPod and         dated LED displays found in many
                                                                                        less radios and antennas. “It’s a culmi-            so on. A large, bright readout shows
iPhone.                                     alarm clocks of the 1980s and many
                                                                                        nation of a lot of different fields                 you the new setting and lets you know
    Fadell, the former DJ who oversaw       buttons. If you remove the thermostat
                                                                                        coming together,” according to                      how long it will take your house to
18 versions of the iPod and the first       from the wall, you will see color-
                                                                                        Rogers. “We have learning technology,               reach that temperature. That informa-
three versions of the iPhone, retired as    coated wires that “go somewhere and
                                                                                        so you don’t have to program your                   tion, Nest says, is intended to discour-
Apple’s senior VP on the iPod division      do something.” The Nest Learning
                                                                                        thermostat. You just adjust the dial                age people from setting their
in November 2008, and completely            Thermostat is sleek-looking, has a
                                                                                        and it learns your habits and programs              thermostat to 90 degrees, for example,
cut off ties with the company last year.    simple interface and is round with a
                                                                                        itself for you. We have a bunch of sen-             thinking that the temperature will rise
He came out of retirement and co-           simple button. Its screen is slightly
                                                                                        sors from the medical industry. These               to 70 faster (it doesn’t).
founded Nest Labs with another Apple        domed glass and its barrel has a mir-
                                                                                        sensors allow us to basically turn the                  Although somewhat pricey ($249),
iPod developer, Matt Rogers. The two        ror finish that reflects your wall.
                                                                                        temperature down when you are not                   Nest says that you’ll recoup that cost
founders set up shop in Silicon Valley          Matt Rogers admits he and Tony
                                                                                        home. We’ve taken all of the electron-              through energy savings in less than
last year and hired specialists from        Fadell learned a great deal while work-
                                                                                        ics from the smartphone industry to                 two years, based on having a correctly
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and       ing on the iPod and iPhone and
                                                                                        make it low-cost, low-power and high-               programmed thermostat. The Nest’s
Logitech, but kept their first project      brought that to the Nest Thermostat.
                                                                                        performance. On the software side,                  smartphone-based components offer
heavily under wraps.                        “I think the biggest lesson from Apple
                                                                                        we’ve learned a ton from the open-                  Auto Away. The Nest Thermostat con-
    Then, on October 25, 2011 Nest          is attention to detail, and detail every-
                                                                                        source community.”                                  tains two proximity sensors (near and
lifted the veil on its first product, the   where. Some companies are great in
                                                                                            In the tradition of Apple, the Nest             far), which detect whether anybody is
Learning Thermostat. The thermostat         one area, like they make a great user
                                                                                        Learning Thermostat is all about mak-                          please see choptank on page 11
clearly benefits from Fadell’s eye for      interface or a great web service or a
                                                                                        ing life easier for the consumer. The

                                                                                                  ACROSS           30. Hyperbolic cose-     2. Insect repellents     31. Cleans by scrub-
                                                                                          1. Tooth caregiver       cant                     3. Move sideways         bing vigorously
                                                                                          4. Greek counterpart     32. Rural delivery       4. October’s             34. Bubonic calamity
                                                                                              of Rhea              33. Atomic #89               birthstones          35. Radioactivity unit
                                                                                          7. A numbered mail       34. Opposite of          5. __ Alto, California 37. South African
                                                                                          compartment (abbr.)         wealthy                   city                    peoples
                                                                                                                   36. Imus and Knotts      6. Mark of healed        38. Legless reptiles
                                                                                          10. New Zealand
                                                                                                                   39. Yellow ageratum          tissue               40. Thick piece of
                                                                                                                      species               7. Somewhat purple          something
                                                                                          12. Political action
                                                                                                                   41. Large tropical       8. Egg mixture cooked 41. A distinct part of
                                                                                                                      Am. lizard                until just set          a list
                                                                                          14. Fringe-toed lizard
                                                                                                                   43. Late Show star       9. Past tense of bid     42. Regarding
                                                                                          15. Reposes
                                                                                                                   46. Armor breastplate    11. Ancient stone slab      (Scottish prep.)
                                                                                          17. Winglike                                          bearing markings 43. Something that is
                                                                                                                   47. “Death in the
                                                                                              structures              Family” author        13. 9th month (abbr.)       owed
                                                                                          18. MacMurray of         48. Liquors from rice    16. Thrown into a        44. Mild exclamation
                                                                                              “My Three Sons”      50. Bread for a burger       fright               45. Etce____: continu-
                                                                                          19. Oprah’s Broadway     51. Yeast                18. A playful antic         ing the same
                                                                                              show                 52. 100 = 1 tala in W.   20. “Waiting for Lefty” 49. Variation of 17
                                                                                          22. Ceaser, egg and         Samoa                     playwright              down
                                                                                              tossed               53. Two-year-old         21. Ultrahigh
                                                                                          23. Oarlock                 sheep                     frequency
                                                                                          24. Agile, lively        54. Hyrax or cony        28. Cutting gun
                                                                                              (nautical)           55. Engine additive          barrel spirals
                                                                                          25. Skim or dart                                  29. Youth loved by
                                                                                          26. And (Latin)                 DOWN                  Aphrodite
                                                                                          27. Embodies             1. Danish krone          30. Get by
                                                                                          28. Gallivants              (abbr.)                   begging            Answers for January 11
                                                                                                                                  January 18, 2012 The Courier Page 11

                                                                                          bury, Maryland he was the son of the         He also had a great interest in Me-

                                                                                          late Jesse Wanner and Della Hotton           dieval and Renaissance art and par-
                                                                                          Wanner. He is survived by his wife           ticipated in Renaissance Fairs.
                                                                                          Melissa Fehrer and his four beloved              A funeral service was held on
                                                                                          companions, Lady Bug, Francis,               Thursday, January 12 at the Burbage
Margaret R. Bowling, 91,                    loves you!” note attached. She was            Austen and Jimmy.                            Funeral Home in Snow Hill. The
    Margaret R. Bowling, 91, passed         loved by all and will be missed                   Mr. Wanner was an entomologist           Rev. Kenneth Thom officiated. In-
away on Friday, December 30, 2011,          greatly.                                      and microbiologist for the Maryland          terment followed in All Hallows
                  at Genesis Health-           Margaret is survived by her de-            Department of Agriculture for                Cemetery followed by a reception at
                  care in Salisbury,        voted husband, Joe, of Ocean Pines,           twenty-four years. His work also in-         the All Hallows Church Hall in Snow
                  MD. Born in Wash-         to whom she was married for 58                volved parasitology and forensic             Hill.
                  ington Grove, MD,         years. She is also survived by son,           medicine.                                        In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts
                  on December 27,           Jim White, and his wife, Leslie, of               Pete loved to travel with his wife       in memory of Peter Wanner may be
                  1920 to George and        Berlin, MD; sister, Janet Reber Bur-          Melissa in this country and abroad.          made to Best Friends Animal Soci-
                  Edna Reber, Mar-          dette, of Damascus, MD; grandson,             He was an avid outdoorsman who               ety, 5001 Angel Canyon Road,
                  garet was a long-         James (JB) White and wife, Candy,             enjoyed surf fishing, hiking, tent           Kanab, UT 84741, or, to Johns Hop-
                  time resident of          of Chapel Hill, NC; granddaughter,            camping and gardening. He was fas-           kins Medicine, Kimmel Cancer Cen-
 Margaret Bowling                           Amanda White-Iseli and husband,
                  Rockville,   Mary-                                                      cinated with the natural world and           ter, 100 North Charles Street, Suite
                  land, but for the         Curt, of Towson, MD; and 3 great-             assembled collections of many types.         234, Baltimore, MD 21201.
past 6 years had lived in Ocean             grandsons, Cameron & Brendan
                                                                                          choptank                                     for example.
Pines.                                      White, and Evan Iseli; 2 nieces,
                                                                                          from page 10                                      The Nest Thermostat is efficient
    Margaret grew up in the                 Jackie Martin and Bonnie Coffman
                                                                                                                                       with forced air electric, gas and oil sys-
Gaithersburg/Washington        Grove        of Damascus, and 3 nephews, Bruce,
                                                                                          actually in a room. If the sensors de-       tems and the company says it takes
area, and was a devout Christian            Chris, and Michael Reber.
                                                                                          cide that nobody’s home, they let the        just 20 minutes to fully install and
having been born again in 1972 as a            Margaret was preceded in death
                                                                                          temperature drop or rise to an outer         comes with an easy to read guide book.
member of Halpine Baptist Church,           by her parents, George and Edna
                                                                                          limit you’ve defined, say 65 in winter       It also provides mounting screens,
now known as the Twinbrook Com-             Reber, her dear son, Brad Bowling,
                                                                                          and 80 in summer, even if that ab-           screws and wall anchors with the Nest
munity Church, in Rockville, Mary-          and her brother Bill, of Gaithers-
                                                                                          sence isn’t part of your normal sched-       Thermostat box. It was launched in
land.     She devoted her life to           burg, and Bob, of Bethesda, MD.
                                                                                          ule.                                         November 2011, and was completely
practicing her faith and encouraging           A memorial service is planned for
                                                                                                Nest advises adjusting your ther-      sold out in a matter of hours. You can
others to grow in theirs. For fifteen       Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4 p.m. at
                                                                                          mostat to more conservative settings         visit the Nest Thermostat Official site,
years of her life, prior to coming to       the Twinbrook Community Church
                                                                                          to save energy. To that end, it offers a, and view the Nest
Ocean Pines, Margaret was the sole          in Rockville, MD In lieu of flowers,
                                                                                          little motivational logo: a green leaf. It   video, learn more about the company
caretaker of her mother, Edna, until        contributions may be made in Mar-
                                                                                          glows brighter as you turn the ring be-      and visit the store to find out how to
Edna’s passing at age 105. Her per-         garet’s memory to Twinbrook Com-
                                                                                          yond your standard comfort zone. The         purchase the Nest Learning Thermo-
sonal ministry was to write letters of      munity Church, 5906 Halpine Road,
                                                                                          Nest Thermostat has Wi-Fi and you            stat.
hope and encouragement to people            Rockville, MD, 20851.
                                                                                          can download software updates and                 For more information about this
of all faiths worldwide and gave her                                                      program it on a Web site. You can also       topic or any other energy related sub-
Christian testimony to anyone who           Peter Hotton Wanner, 60                       use a free iPhone or Android app, from       ject, please contact me at 1-877-892-
would listen. Margaret was known               Peter Hotton Wanner, age 60,               anywhere you happen to be, to see the        0001,         ext.        8633          or
for handing out her crocheted smiley        died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his           current temperature and change it to
faces brightened up with a “Jesus           home in Snow Hill. Born in Salis-             warm up your house before you arrive

            Ti d e a n d S u n C h a r t
     * tide is for Ocean City Fishing Pier. Add two hours for Isle of Wight tide
  DATE                HIGH TIDE       LOW TIDE          SUNRISE            SUNSET
                          3:41 a.m.     10:11 a.m.       7:14 a.m.          5:08 p.m.
 Thur., January 19        3:57 p.m.     10:08 p.m.
                          4:41 a.m.     11:14 a.m.       7:14 a.m.          5:09 p.m.
 Fri., January 20         4:56 p.m.     11:07 p.m.
                          5:37 a.m.        .             7:13 a.m.          5:10 p.m.
 Sat., January 21         5:50 p.m.      12:08 p.m.
                          6:28 a.m.      12:02 a.m.      7:13 a.m.          5:11 p.m.
 Sun., January 22         6:42 p.m.      12:57 p.m.
                         7:16 a.m.       12:52 a.m.      7:12 a.m.          5:12 p.m.
 Mon., January 23        7:30 p.m.        1:41 p.m.
                         8:01 a.m.       1:39 a.m.       7:12 a.m.          5:13 p.m.
 Tues., January 24       8:16 p.m.       2:22 p.m.
                         8:43 a.m.        2:25 a.m.      7:11 a.m.          5:14 p.m.
 Wed., January 25        9:00 p.m.        3:03 p.m.
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                                                                     pressure screening, diabetes risk assessment, educational
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leveling, foundation, and wood                                       qualify, medication voucher (some restrictions apply). By            Bereavement Support Group 7 - 8 p.m.
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                                                                     group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. For in-           5 - 6:30 p.m., AGH Conference Room 1
at home. No selling, any hours.      Got something special you
$500 weekly potential. Info. 1-            no longer use?            formation contact Edna Berkey, 410-629-1006.                         Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational
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                                                                                                                    Luke’s Church, 100th St. in            Tues., Jan. 24                       Parks Indoor Flea Market is from
             Events Calendar                                                                                        Ocean City. Doors open at 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                    and games begin at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           Republican Club Meeting
                                                                                                                                                           The DelMarVa Republican
                                                                                                                                                                                                8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                Center. The fee for a vendor
                                                                                                                    Refreshments available. Call           Women’s Club will have a dinner      space is $15 for Ocean Pines res-
 When submitting items for the Events Calendar please include the event name,
                                                                                                                    410-524-7994.                          meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pepper’s     idents and $20 for nonresidents.
 date, where held, time and a little about the event. Items being considered for                                                                                                                A table and chair is provided with
                                                                                                                                                           Tavern on Route 611. Guest
           the calendar need to be in no later than noon on Friday.                                                 First and Third Saturday                                                    each space. Bring clothes racks,
                                                                                                                                                           speaker will be Cathy Keim from
                  E-mail to                                                          Habitat Warehouse Open                 Election Integrity Maryland. Cost    crates, tablecloths, etc.- whatever
                                                                                                                    Habitat for Humanity of Worces-        is $20. Please contact Judy          you need to display your wares.
Recurring Events:                    Every Tuesday                            Story Time
                                                                                                                    ter County warehouse on East           Baehman for more information at      For a table or for more informa-
                                     Story Time                               Stories, rhymes, music and crafts
                                                                                                                    Market Street in Snow Hill will        410-677-0754.                        tion, please call (410) 641-7052.
                                     Stories, rhymes, music and crafts        at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City li-
Every Sunday and Wednesday                                                                                          open 8 a.m. to noon. Building ma-
                                     at 10:30 a.m. at the Berlin library.     brary. Call (410) 524-1818.
AL-Anon/OP-Berlin                                                                                                   terials, appliances, cabinets, fur-                                         Night at the Races
                                     Call (410) 641-0650.                                                                                                  Wed., Jan. 25
Weekly meetings are held at the                                               Delmarva Hand Dancing                 niture and more are available.         Church Bingo                         The Knights of Columbus Council
Berlin Nursing Home at 7:30 p.m.                                              Dancing at The Fenwick Inn in         Cash only. Habitat needs gently        Join St. Luke’s Catholic Church      #9053 will sponsor a Night at the
                                     Second and Fourth Tuesday                                                      used items for use in future sales.                                         Races at St. Andrews Church
                                                                              Ocean City from 5:30 to 9 p.m.                                               for lunch followed by bingo begin-
Every Sunday                         Life After Loss                                                                Contact                                                   Center, 144th Street and Sinepux-
                                                                              Contact    302-934-7951     or                                               ning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25
Al-Anon                              A non-denominational support                                                                                                                               ent in Ocean City. Pasta dinner
                                                                                                                    each and include 17 games and
Al-Anon OP/Berlin meets at 7:30      group meets at 11 a.m. in Family                                               Upcoming Events:                                                            begins at 5 p.m. Races begin at
                                                                                                                                                           lunch. For tickets, contact Pat
p.m. in the OP Community Hall.       Life Center at Community Church                                                                                                                            6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and
                                                                              First Wednesday                       Wed., Jan. 18                          Luckett at 302-436-0351. To
                                     at Ocean Pines. No meeting Dec.                                                                                                                            dinner is $5. For reservations, call
                                                                              Blood Pressure Checks                 Retired Nurses Meeting                 sponsor a game contact the
                                     27. Call 410-641-5433 for infor-                                                                                                                           410-524-7994.
Second and fourth Sunday                                                      The OP Volunteer Fire Dept. will      The Retired Nurses of Ocean            parish office at 410-250-0300.
KC Breakfast                                                                  provide free blood pressure                                                  Your name/organization will be
                                                                                                                    Pines will hold their general mem-
Knights of Columbus serves                                                    checks to residents at the Com-                                              listed in our program which is       Sat., Feb. 4
                                     Third Tuesday                                                                  bership meeting in the OP library
breakfast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. behind                                                                                                                         given to each player.                You Can Afford College
                                                                              munity Center 10-11:30 a.m. Call      at 3 p.m. Featured speaker will
St. Luke’s Church in Ocean City.     Widow & Widowers Social Club                                                                                                                               High school students and their
                                                                              Capt. Bill Bounds at 410-641-         be Peggy Naleppa, CEO of
Cost is $8, children under 9 are     Group meets at The Woodlands                                                                                                                               parents can get free help com-
                                                                              8272.                                 Peninsula Regional Medical Cen-        Thurs., Jan. 26
$4. Call 410-524-7994.               at 1 p.m. Call Barbara Mazzei at                                                                                      Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast             pleting the Free Application for
                                     410-208-0430 for information.                                                  ter. Raffle for the Nurses Schol-
                                                                              Delmarva Singles                                                             Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer            Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-
                                                                                                                    arship Fund will be held.
Every Monday                                                                  Singles 50 and over gather at Sal-                                           Breakfast breakfast will begin at    line by attending “You Can Afford
Ocean Pines Poker Club               LAOH Meeting                                                                                                          7:00 a.m. and end at 9:15 a.m.       College” from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wor-
                                                                              isbury Chamber for a potluck din-     Spaghetti Dinner
Poker players wanted in Ocean        The Ladies Ancient Order of Hi-                                                                                       The speaker will be Three Star       Wic Community College in Salis-
                                                                              ner at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7   Community Church at Ocean
Pines area for Monday evenings.      bernians meets at 10 a.m. at the                                                                                      General Jerry Boykin. He was the     bury. Admission information and
                                                                              p.m. Call 302-846-3138.               Pines will host a spaghetti dinner
Call 410-641-8351.                   Knights of Columbus in Ocean                                                                                          commander in “Black Hawk             campus tours will also be avail-
                                     City. For information call 410-                                                from 5 - 7 p.m. Food provided by                                            able. Bring completed 2011 IRS
                                                                              Fourth Wednesday                      Decatur Diner. Cost is $8 for          Down” which was made into a
Sweet Adelines                       250-2271.                                                                                                             movie. He was a founding mem-        1040 tax forms, W-2 forms and
                                                                              Marine Corps League                   adults, $5 for children over 3. All
The Delmarva Sweet Adeline                                                                                                                                 ber of Delta Force and a former      any other 2011 financial informa-
                                                                              First State Detachment Marine         proceeds benefit Relay for Life
Chorus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in     Every Wednesday                                                                                                       commander of all the Green           tion. For more information, call
                                                                              Corps League meets at 7:30 p.m.       and American Cancer Society.
the Ocean Pines Community            Kiwanis Club Meeting                                                                                                  Berets. He has been involved in      (410) 334-2905.
                                                                              in VFW Post 8296 in Ocean City.       Contact Joanne at 410-641-5434.
Center. Call 410-208-4171.           The Kiwanis Club of Greater              Visit                                             every conflict since Vietnam, and
                                     Ocean Pines/Ocean City meets at                                                                                       has been wounded twice. The          Mon., Feb. 6
                                     the OP Community Center at 7:45                                                Sat., Jan. 21                                                               AARP Meeting
DC Hand Dance Club                                                            Every Thursday                                                               majority of his time has been
                                     a.m. except the 3rd Wednesday                                                  Chesapeake Champions Festival                                               The AARP Chapter 4507 meeting
The DC Hand Dance Club meets                                                  Beach Singles                                                                spent in the Middle East and he is
                                     when the meeting is at The                                                     Join Delmarva Discovery Center                                              will be held at the Ocean Pines
6 -10 p.m. at the OC Elks Lodge.                                              Beach Singles 45 Plus meets 4-7                                              a wealth of information on this
                                     Woodlands at 5:30 p.m. with din-                                               for a day of celebrating native Del-                                        Community Center. Social time is
Contact Diane at (301) 906-5962                                               p.m. at Clarion Hotel, 10100                                                 topic. For ticket information and
                                     ner at 6 p.m. (until April) Call 410-                                          marva species. The Baltimore                                                at 9:30 a.m. The meeting starts
or                                                 Coastal Hwy. Call 302-436-9577                                               any other questions please call
                                     641-7330             or          visit                                         Aquarium on Wheels will present                                             at 10 a.m. sharp. The speaker will
                                                                              or 410-524-0649.                                                             443-235-2669.
                                                                              an original children’s play entitled                                        be Marie Okronley from the Arbor
Every Monday and Thursday                                                                                           “Pirates of the Chesapeake.” Au-
                                                                              Legion Bingo                                                                                                      at Ocean Pines-Adult Wellness
Poker Group                          Square Dancing                                                                 thor Bernadette Gesser will be         Spaghetti Dinner
                                                                              American Legion in Ocean City                                                                                     Center. Please bring canned
Group meets from 6 to 11:30 p.m.     The Pinesteppers have introduc-                                                signing books. Local artist Tracey     Stevenson United Methodist
                                                                              opens doors at 5:30 p.m., games                                                                                   goods for Sarah's Pantry. Meet-
Call 410-208-0063.                   tion to square dancing at the OP                                               Ardvison will be painting faces        Church will host a youth
                                                                              begin at 7:00. For information call                                                                               ings are held the first Monday of
                                     Community Center at 7 p.m. Call                                                from 12 to 2 p.m. From 11 to 2,        fundraiser with spaghetti, bread,
                                                                              410-289-3166.                                                                                                     the month. For info contact Larry
First Monday                         Bruce Barrett at 410-208-6777.                                                 children can make a craft to take      salad, drink and dessert from 4-7
                                                                                                                                                           p.m. The church is located at 123    Walton at or
Coast Guard Auxiliary                                                                                               home. DDC is located at 2 Market
                                                                              Second Thursday                                                              N. Main St. in Berlin. Cost is $8    call 443-831-1791.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,          Elks Bingo                                                                     Street in Pocomoke City. Call
                                                                              AARP Meeting                                                                 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and
Flotilla 12-05 meets at 7:30 p.m.    Ocean City Elks in Ocean City                                                  410-957-9933 for information.
                                                                              Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917                                                 under 5 free. Eat in or carryout.    Sat., Feb. 8
in the U.S.C.G. Station, Ocean       (behind Fenwick Inn) open at
                                                                              will meet 9:30 a.m. at the Elks                                              For information call Kathy at 443-   Suddenly Single Program
City. For information call Dennis    5:30 p.m. Early birds at 6:30 and                                              Sun., Jan. 22
                                                                              Lodge, 138th & Sinepuxent (one                                               235-6761.                            The Women’s Commission of
Kalinowski at 410-208-4147.          bingo at 7 p.m. Call 410-250-                                                  Coast Kids Bird Food
                                                                              block off Coastal Hwy) January                                                                                    Worcester County invites you to
                                     2645.                                                                          Make bird food and help feath-
                                                                              through June, October and No-                                                SDHS Fundraiser                      “Living Life to the Fullest: Re-
Second Monday                                                                                                       ered friends survive the winter
Friends of OP Library                Al-Anon                                  vember.                                                                      Stephen Decatur High School          defining Yourself” at the Ocean
                                                                                                                    with Assateague Coastal Trust                                               Pines Community Center 9:30-11
Friends of the Ocean Pines Li-       Al-Anon OP/Berlin will meet at                                                                                        band will be holding a fundraiser
                                                                              Every Friday                          from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the old                                           a.m. This seminar is sponsored
brary meets at 10 a.m. at the li-    7:30 p.m. at the Berlin Nursing                                                                                       at Planet Maze from 6 p.m. – 10
                                                                              Women and Dogs Group                  Assateague Visitor Center. Call                                             by Suddenly Single which assists
brary.                               Home, downstairs meeting room.                                                                                        p.m. to raise money for new uni-
                                                                              Support group for women and           410-629-1538 to sign up or visit                                            women who are widowed, di-
                                                                                                                                                           forms. Cost is $15 for unlimited
                                     Rotary Club                              their dogs 1-3 p.m. Contact Heal-                                               vorced or separated to achieve
Camera Club                                                                                                                                                laser tag. Call 443-735-9750 to
                                     Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club   or 240-626-        Leave a message with name,                                                  social, educational, and economic
The Ocean Pines Camera Club                                                                                                                                get tickets.
                                     dinner meetings are held every           5961.                                 phone number and number of                                                  equality. Please RSVP at 410-
meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean                                                                                     kids. The program is free for
                                     Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the                                                                                                                              208-1272 or
Pines library. Call 410-208-2555                                                                                    Coast Kids members and $3 for          Sat., Jan. 28
                                     Captains Table in Ocean City.            Knights of Columbus Bingo                                                                                         For more information, call 410-
for more information                                                                                                non-members.                           Ocean Pines Flea Market
                                     Contact Stan.Kahn@carouselho-            Bingo will be held behind St.                                                                                     641-8299 or 410-251-2886.
                                                                                                                                                           The Ocean Pines Recreation and
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                        Haynes & Ott, P.A.                     Yard Work Gutters Masonry Work Flooring
                                                             Hauling/Debris Removal Screen/Deck Repairs, etc.
                       Charles G. Haynes, D.D.S.               Hardscapes: Patios Decks Sidewalks Walls
                         Gerard F. Ott, D.M.D.
                                                                 SINGER CONTRACTING
                               1 Pitts Street
                                                             Doug Singer                                             EST 1970
                         Berlin, Maryland 21811
                                                                  Interior Trim                                  New Home
                            (410) 641-3490                         & Finish
                                                                                                                 Windows &
                                                                   Punchwork                                     Doors
                                                                  Decks                                          Additions
                                                               QUALITY WORKMANSHIP AT SENSIBLE PRICES
                   ELECTRICIAN                                 Licensed                                           MHIC# 68306
                                                               & Insured          410-208-9159                    MHBR# 2314

      Waterfront Electrical Service Hot Tubs & Spas
   Residential Commercial Interior & Exterior Lighting       PAUL’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
  Service Upgrades Phone/Data/TV Lines Ceiling Fans                   All phases of home improvements
               J.T. Novak, LLC                                 No job too small - No job too large
                                                                  Handyman Home Services
             Electrical Contracting                                 Over 30 years experience                                                               410-213-1919
        Prompt Service at Reasonable Rates
P.O. Box 1464
Berlin, MD 21811
                                      Phone: 410-208-3052
                                      Mobile: 443-235-5544    410-641-7548
                                                                  Free Estimates                                                     The Courier Business Directory 410-641-6695
        Master Electrician MD VA       DE PA                 MHIC #83501
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