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                                               August 17, 2011        Volume 11 Number 49 

                                                                                                                         Boats return from day of fishing
                                                                                                                         Fishermen head in from the inlet to Harbor Island during the
                                                                                                                         White Marlin Tournament last week. Photo by Cathy Halligan

OPA Board President Tom Terry (l) congratulates Bill Dickson (r) at Saturday’s membership meeting. Mr. Dickson was re-
cipient of the 2011 Sam Wilkinson Volunteer Award for his work with the community’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Photo by Chip Bertino

New board members elected
By Chip Bertino
    Despite the fact that there was not a quorum,
the Ocean Pines Association held its Annual
Meeting of the Members on Saturday August 13.
    The big event of the meeting was the report of
                            the Election Commit-
                            tee on who won this
 Election Results year’s election. Com-
                            mittee Chair Judy But-           Dan Stachurski         Terri Mohr        Bill Wentworth
 Dan Stachurski   2,073     ler announced that
 Terri Mohr       1,780     Dan Stachurski, Terri
 Bill Wentworth   1,671                                         Of late it would not be an OPA meeting with-
                            Mohr and Bill Went-             out a Powerpoint presentation and Saturday’s
 Les Purcell      1,613
                            worth were the top              meeting did not disappoint as both Tom Terry,
     Handelman    1,476
                            vote getters garnering          board president and Bob Thompson, the commu-
 Victor Taylor    1,170     2,073, 1,780 and 1,671          nity’s general manager, each gave a year in re-
                            votes respectively. Mr.         view presentation.
                            Stachurski who had                  Mr. Terry began by providing recent U.S. Cen-
                            served on the board for         sus information that shows that the community’s              St. Clair named August crafter
six years until 2007 will serve a three term. Ms.           population is 11,710 and that 65.5% of the popu-             Pine'eer Craft Club member Diane St. Clair has been honored
Mohr will serve a three term as well; Mr. Went-             lation is under age 65; 14.7% under age 20. Ad-              as the August crafter of the month. Diane is multi talented, cre-
worth will serve a one year term.                           ditionally 61.7% of the households are owner                 ating home decor from self collected shells, seasonal wreaths
    Incumbents Les Purcell and Richard Handel-              occupied while 33.6 are season/non-rental homes.
                                                                                                                         and decorations, plus seasonal jewelry. Her items are on dis-
man did not receive enough votes to serve another                                                                        play in the Pine'eer Craft and Gift Shop in White Horse Park,
term.                                                                                       please see opa on page 9     Ocean Pines, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Artist son joins artist father in exhibition
By Ned McIntosh                                     fluence from the works of the masters from         ticipating in an exhibit,
     Kevin Fitzgerald, well-known Artist in         the centuries five through twenty.                 but interesting that a fa-
Residence at the Water’s Edge Gallery in                Kevin’s paintings are of realistic subjects,   ther and son would have
Berlin, has been joined by his son, Evan, in        but his technique gives them an ethereal           such different perspec-
an unusual exhibition of contrasting art at the     look, that gives the impression of distance.       tives.”
gallery.                                            Evan’s art, on the other hand, leans toward             Water’s        Edge
     A well-attended reception was held on          conceptual imagery of subjects, and is influ-      Gallery is located at 2
Friday, July 29, and the double exhibit is          enced by Greek mythology. One of his best          South Main Street, in
scheduled to continue through the month of          paintings in the exhibit depicts a lovely          Berlin, above the M.R.
August.                                             woman emerging from the body of a grace-           Ducks Store, with a sep-
     It was interesting to note that the art of a   ful swan. He claims to have been inspired          arate entrance on Jeffer-
third Fitzgerald was also on exhibit; that of       by artists from the Renaissance and Baroque        son Street. It is a
Jeanetta Fitzgerald. She is the mother of           periods. He is currently pursuing a Master’s       spacious area, with high
                                                                                                                                  Gail Lewis, manager of Water's Edge Gallery, stands between Kevin
Kevin and grandmother of Evan. Three gen-           Degree in art at James Madison University.         ceilings, natural light Fitzgerald, left; and his son Evan, each beside a painting in the fa-
erations of art proves that art talent is in the        Gail Lewis, owner and gallery manager          from large windows, ther/son art exhibition. Photo by Ned McIntosh
genes, and it certainly runs deep in the            commented on the distinctive differences in        augmented with spot-
Fitzgerald family. Also interesting to note         the art of the father and son Fitzgeralds.         lights, and more than adequate wall space for visiting time of your prospective clients.”
was the fact that the styles and subjects were      “While they share an extraordinary artistic        exhibiting art. Gail Lewis commented, For more information about the gallery
different among all three of the Fitzgerald         gift, each has his own style and subjects.         “When you are located in a tourist area like and/or the exhibit, call Gail at 410-629-1764.
artists. Kevin and Evan use traditional paint-      This is not unusual when two artists are par-      Berlin, you need to accommodate the normal
ing techniques, while Jeanetta uses water-

                                                      Does this look familiar?
     Kevin Fitzgerald is a nationally known
and respected painter of stunning landscapes,
with most of his scenes from the Eastern
Shore. He is in his second year as Artist in
Residence at the Berlin gallery, and his art
has been included in private collections
throughout the United States, Canada, Eu-
rope and Asia. His paintings reflect the in-

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                                                       First of all, I am very proud of all the Law
                                                   Enforcement Officers that recently assisted
                                                                                                      Police, DEA, and other agencies in
                                                                                                      Northampton County to discuss and work to-
                                                                                                      gether to track down these drug dealers and
                                                                                                                                                            The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
                                                                                                                                                       Criminal Enforcement Team consists of
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                                                   the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office in the       crossing state and county lines. Helping each    Office, The Maryland State Police, The
               P.O. Box 1326                       major drug arrests in the Snow Hill and            other and sharing our resources we will find     Ocean City Police Department, and the
          Ocean Pines, MD 21811
                                                   Pocomoke area. Your professionalism was            you. Our job as Sheriff’s is to protect our      Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office.
     410-641-6695 • fax: 410-641-6688                                                                                                                   This team put many hours into this investiga-
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           Mary Adair /Comptroller
                                                                                                               with us to see what law enforcement encoun-
             Contributing Writers
                                                                                                                                                       ters on these type of operations and the Acco-
          Betty Cianci, Ron Fisher,                outstanding and your departments can be            County residents and together we will give       mack County Virginia Sheriff’s Office
             Douglas Hemmick,                      proud. We will continue to pursue drug deal-       you 110%. However we do need your in-            participation.
 Betty McDermott, Ned McIntosh, Dolores Pike,
      Tom Range, Sr., Elaine Vander Clute
                                                   ers and we will return again and again. This is    volvement to make that call when you see                              Sheriff Reggie T. Mason
               and Bev Wisch                       not just a one-time sweep. All of Worcester        drug activity on our streets.                                Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
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                                                   4, 2011, Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico
                                                   County, Sheriff Todd Godwin of Accomack
                                                   County, Sheriff David Doughty Jr. of
                                                                                                      County responds to Riddle Farm violations
2011. News release items and calendar entries                                                            In response to the published                  of willful or deliberate acts nor did
should reach us Friday noon prior to publication   Northampton and I met with Virginia State
date. The advertising deadline is Friday at 5                                                         notice of violations from the Mary-              the violation represent any threat
p.m. First class mailed subscriptions are avail-
able for $68 annually. Six and three month paid
                                                   CERT program to                                    land Department of the Environ-                  to the environment.
                                                                                                      ment (MDE) pertaining to the                        Worcester County Government
subscriptions available.
                                                   begin in September                                 Riddle Farm Wastewater Treat-                    takes a strong, proactive approach
                                                       Citizens can make a difference for their       ment Plant (WWTP), the Worces-                   to such violations and took meas-
        here has long been debate                  families by enrolling in the Community             ter County Commissioners would                   ures early on to resolve the situa-

 T      about the quality of the health-
        care system in the United
                      States versus
                                                   Emergency Response Team course planned
                                                   in September at the Ocean City Public
                                                   Safety Building, 6501 Coastal Highway.
                                                                                                      like to clarify the nature of the vi-
                                                                                                      olations and the subsequent reso-
                                                                                                                                                       tion. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                       contact Kim Moses, public infor-
                                                                                                                                                       mation officer, at (410) 632-1194.
                       other countries,                Community Emergency Response Team                 MDE        advised    Worcester
                       Canada and Eu-
                                                   (CERT) training is designed to help citizens
                                                   help themselves and their families in the
                                                                                                      County earlier this year that dis-               Free rides
                                                                                                      charge permit No. 06-DP-2710 for
              You ropean nations.
         Did w... Some say the
         Kno             American sys-
                                                   event of a catastrophic disaster. Due to the
                                                   fact that emergency services personnel will
                                                                                                      the Riddle Farm WWTP had been
                                                                                                      violated, as some of the required
                                                                                                                                                       for veterans
                       tem is better,              not be able to help everyone immediately           monitoring and well sampling                         The VA Maryland Health Care
                while others think better          following a disaster, CERT is a free training      from 2007 until 2009 had not been                System now provides a free door-
 care is received through a universal              course to provide citizens with basic infor-       completed.                                       to-door transportation service
 or government-sponsored system. In                mation for preparedness and techniques                Prior to initiating the disposal              Monday through Friday through-
 terms of cancer diagnosis and sur-                when dealing with emergencies. Training            of treated effluent on the permit-               out the Eastern Shore for Veterans
 vival, the U.S. may have the advan-               covers basic skills including CPR/AED, first       ted spray fields at Riddle Farm,                 needing transportation to the
 tage. According to data published by              aid, recognizing natural and manmade haz-                                                           Cambridge VA Outpatient Clinic.
                                                                                                      Worcester County was required to
 the National Center for Policy Analy-
                                                   ards in our local communities, disaster pre-       sample groundwater monitoring                    The shuttle serves Veteran pa-
 sis, Americans have better survival
                                                   paredness such as emergency plans and              wells to test for water quality.                 tients referred by their VA
 rates for common cancers. Breast
 cancer mortality is 52 percent higher             disaster supply kits, hazardous material           However, some of the groundwater                 provider or social worker and who
 in Germany and 88 percent higher in               emergencies and basic fire suppression.            sampling wells were damaged dur-                 are making below minimum in-
 the U.K. than in the U.S. Breast can-                 CERT courses are being offered by the          ing construction of the develop-                 come levels, have a catastrophic
 cer mortality is also 9 percent higher            Ocean City Emergency Services Depart-              ment. For that reason, the                       illness, qualify for VA beneficiary
 in Canada than in the U.S. This could             ment as part of Ocean City University. Citi-       required number of groundwater                   travel and do not have any other
 be because American women have                    zens who complete a 16-week general                samples could not be taken, which                transportation resources.
 better access to preventive screening             studies program through OC University as                                                                Wheelchair vehicles are also
                                                                                                      resulted in a violation of the per-
 methods than Canadians and others.
                                                   well as the Citizens Police Academy, can           mit.                                             available as a part of this free
 Eighty-nine percent of middle-aged
                                                   earn a Ph.D by completing the CERT pro-               Most of the violations were out               door-to-door shuttle service. To
 American women have had a mam-
 mogram, compared to 72 percent of                 gram.                                              of the county’s control, as testing              schedule a pick-up, please call
 Canadians.                                            CERT classes begin Thursday, Septem-           could not be completed until the                 (410) 228-6243, ext. 4167. Veteran
                                                   ber 29 at 6:45 p.m. and will run each Thurs-       needed repairs were completed.                   patients are encouraged to call at
                                                   day evening for seven weeks, ending on             The developer, Centex Homes, re-                 least one to two weeks in advance.
                                                   November 10. (There will also be one class         paired the wells, and the $8,000
                                                   on Saturday, November 5 at 8:30 a.m.) To           fine assessed by MDE was paid by                     Have The Courier delivered to
                                                   register or for more information, call Carol       the Riddle Farm service area.                       your driveway in Ocean Pines
                                                   Boyles at 410-723-6616 or e-mail                      It is important to note that
                                                                    these violations were not a result
                                                                                                                                                                Call 410-641-6695
                                                                                                 August 17, 2011 The Courier Page 5

 What else could happen?
    There are some little things in     cordovan dress shoe lace. So ex-
life, like a child’s smile, a pleasant  asperated was I that I contem-
sunset or even just catching a          plated doing just that but knew
green signal just right at a con-       that the dress lace was too short
gested intersection that can put a      to finish the job.
smile on your face.                         Now my trip to the store re-
    But there are other little things   quired a list of things to replace.
that can happen that can be quite       So into the kitchen I went, walk-
                                                      ing unevenly and
                                                      wearing one sneaker
!"%  %#
               It’s All About. . .
                                                      on my left foot and
                                                      holding in my right
               By Chip Bertino
                                                      hand the pieces of the         '%$ %$ #$  %
                                                      old toilet flusher
                                                      lever, the broken
                                                                                     $ # %! %% 
                                                      shoe lace and my          #!  %  &$ "%
                                                      right sneaker.
frustrating, occurring at inoppor- sight was I indeed. I found a piece
!& %) 
tune times and just becoming an of paper under the phone and                       !#%! !&% ! !" %'%$
overall pain in the southwest end. pulled a pencil from a soup can
Take for instance some things that turned work of art by one of our                      "#%! $ &"%
happened to me all in one day, kids years ago. Just after writing                         
% ##$ %$
starting early in the morning.          the letter “t” for toilet lever, an-
    Not uncommon as I’ve gotten other snap was heard, the sound
                                                                                     &$%!    $(# "#!
older is that during the early of lead breaking apart. Now I
morning, pre-sunrise hours, I am have to be honest, I just laughed.
                                                                                      % $ (   %
roused from my slumber by a call It wasn’t worth getting angry                              "          "
of nature. Such was the case one over. It was comical, in a sarcastic
day last week. Everything was “isn’t this my luck day” sort of
going along routinely until I way. I grabbed a pen to finish my
pushed down on the toilet flush list. And another pen and then
lever and heard a snap. Great! another. Four pens in a row were
What was that? So while trying to out of ink, basically just scratch-
rub sleep from my eyes and not ing my writing into the paper. I
swearing too loudly to avoid wak- finished my list with a broken red
ing my wife, I lifted the bowl lid to crayon that was at the bottom of
discover that it wasn’t the chain the can-turned-work-of-art.
that gave way, but the rod holding          After slipping into my sandals,
the chain that had been so eaten I headed out the door, to my car
through by corrosion that it sim- and then drove to the store. For-
ply broke in two. That’s right, it tunately there were no additional
broke in two. Have you ever heard “snaps,” “cracks” or “pops” so I
of such a thing? And it had to hap- was able to buy what I needed
pen at 4:30 in the morning – to without delay.
me.                                         Once home, I fixed the toilet
    Later that morning, after get- and relaced my sneaker, actually
ting a little more sleep, I was both sneakers because I didn’t
preparing to go to the store to pur- want to appear “uneven.” I was
chase a new toilet flusher lever as- feeling pretty good about myself,
sembly. While I was bent over not in an “I just conquered the
tying my shoe, another snap was world kind of way,” but nonethe-
heard. It was my shoe lace. So less feeling pretty good. And just
there I was hunched over (always then, and I kid you not, I turned
a precarious position) staring at the door knob of the bathroom and
my hand in which I held about a I heard a, you guessed it, a snap.
two-inch piece of lace. Wonderful! Something in the mechanism
All bent over and unable to tie my broke and the knob just spun
shoe. And to top it off, there was- around.
n’t enough lace left on the shoe            At that point, I decided to re-
that I could re-lace it. No, I had to turn to bed, get under the covers
look for a new lace entirely. It and wait for the dawn of the next
was a mission of futility unless I day.
wanted to lace my sneaker with a
Page 6 The Courier August 17, 2011

Harris comes to Ocean Pines
By Chip Bertino                          said that would not have happened.
    Congressional Representative         Checks would have been mailed.
Andy Harris (R) of Maryland’s First         He also said there was never any
District strode into the standing        doubt among his colleagues that a
room only Assateague Room of the         debt ceiling bill, even if it was a tem-
Ocean Pines Community Center             porary bill, was going to be passed by
Thursday, Au-                                      the August 2 midnight
gust 11 apolo-                                     deadline. He said he un-
gizing for being                                   derstood why Standard and
late.    He was                                    Poors had lowered the U.S.
eight minutes                                      rating from AAA. “It’s a
tardy for the                                      warning signal that we
scheduled 5:30                                     need to fix things,” he said.
p.m. start. He                                        The congressman an-
said he had                                        swered many questions on
trouble leaving                                    Medicare and Social Secu-
the weigh in                                       rity funding from the
area     of    the                                 mostly senior audience.
White Marlin                                       He said he believes strongly
Tournament in                                      that changes need to be
Ocean City be-                                     made to these programs but       Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department President Steve Rosen (r) and Ralph Decker (l) were
cause of the                                       that no alterations should       at the August 6 Pine’eers Arts and Craft Show in Ocean Pines where they sold 31 tickets for
crowds in atten-                                   be made to the entitlements      the raffle.
                           Andy Harris
dance.                                             expected by citizens age 55
    He quickly                                     and over. “We need to keep       House raffle tickets still available
opened the town meeting with a           our promise to them,” he said.                Tickets are still available for the          rooms, 2 full baths, a screened-in
slide presentation that showed              On the topic of job creation, Rep.      Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire De-                  porch in the rear, and a garage.
among other things, national and         Harris offered three points that he        partment (OPVD) house raffle. The                  Only a limited number of tickets
state unemployment trends, federal       said would go a long way in creating       raffle is to raise funds for the                will be sold, so don’t delay. Tickets
spending trends and the cost of en-      jobs in the private sector. 1) Need to     OPVFD.                                          cost $100 and can be purchased by
ergy.                                    have an energy policy that includes           Tickets are available until Sep-             stopping by the OPVFD South Sta-
    Self confident and engaging, Rep.    developing U.S. energy reserves; 2)        tember 5, Labor Day, when the win-              tion at 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean
Harris, who was elected in 2010,         Limit the regulatory environment;          ning ticket will be drawn at the                Pines, MD 21811 or by mailing a
said he was surprised how bad            and 3) Stabilize the tax laws so that      house at 864 Ocean Parkway in                   $100 check to the above address.
things were in Washington and es-        businesses, especially small busi-         Ocean Pines. The house has 3 bed-               Call 410-641-8272 for information.
pecially the legislative process.        nesses , can justify the risk neces-
When an audience member de-
manded to know why it took until
                                         sary to start and expand a business.
                                            Rep. Harris was for the most part
                                                                                    OP youth theater to hold auditions
the “eleventh hour” to pass a debt       speaking to a friendly audience.              On Wednesday, August 24, The                 would like to perform a solo should
ceiling bill, Rep. Harris explained      This was evidenced when thunder-           Ocean Pines Players Youth The-                  come prepared with a song. Audi-
that he was not surprised the            ous applause erupted when he said          ater will be holding auditions for              tions will be held in the Assateague
process took as long as it did given     he favored a balanced budget               its December musical, "Scene It,                Room of the OP Community Center
the strong feelings on both sides of     amendment and the need for term            Heard It" ... a tribute to song and             from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
the aisle. He went on to say that        limits.                                    dance from some of Broadway's and                  Call Paulette DeRosa-Matrona
contrary to media reports that Social       He spoke for more than an hour          Hollywood's best productions.                   for more information at 410-251-
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because checks would not issued, he      questions when the meeting ended.
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                                                  OPA directors hold special meeting
                                                  By Chip Bertino                           Terry said he wanted a legal review             ing.
                                                      The Ocean Pines Association           on the implications of making the                  During a second public comments
                                                  (OPA) Board of Directors called a         spaces available to the general pub-            period, Nancy Weber, a property
                                                  special meeting for Wednesday, Au-        lic.                                            owner since 1969, urged the board to
                                                  gust 10 to discuss the revised M-02            In the end, after considerable dis-        keep in mind that Ocean Pines is a
                                                  Resolution that pertains to amenity       cussions on what some might con-                private community and is not re-
                                                  use and fee policy. Board members         sider minutia, a motion to pass the             sponsible to provide amenities to the
                                                  present included Tom Terry, Les           revisions as discussed failed with              northern part of the county. She fur-
                                                  Purcell, Ray Unger and Dave               three votes against (Unger, Purcell             ther stated that she believed the en-
                                                  Stevens. Board member Pete Gom-           and Terry) and two in favor (Stevens            visioned dog park that is expected to
                                                  sak, who was out of the area, was         and Gomsak).                                    be built at Manklin Meadows should
                                                  present via conference call. Direc-            Mr. Purcell said he wanted to              not be open to the public as she had
                                                  tors John McLaughlin and Rick             vote on a clean copy of the resolution          heard it would be. Mr. Terry told
                                                  Handelman were not present.               to ensure the changes discussed                 her that she was misinformed be-
                                                      Before discussions got underway       were properly incorporated into the             cause an operations plan for the
Newly Featured Seasonal Beverages                 on the resolution revisions, Mr.          document. The revisions will be                 park has yet been discussed or writ-
     Sam Adams Summer Ale                         Stevens unexpectedly asked that a         brought up at a future board meet-              ten.
     The Original Twisted Tea                     topic be added to the agenda. The
                                                  agenda change was made and Mr.            County experiences smoke from Virginia
   WINES BY THE BOTTLE                            Stevens introduced a motion to for-          Worcester County is beginning to             which may be caused from this fire.
   Millbrandt Cabernet Sauvignon                  mally request the Comprehensive           experience smoke and other condi-               This would assist Worcester County
  Millbrandt Merlot or Pinot Grigio               Planning Advisory Committee create        tions resulting from a fire at a 2,500          Emergency Services, the Fire Mar-
 ****$19.00 a bottle****                          a 2012-2022 Comprehensive Plan for        acre area in the Greater Dismal                 shal’s Office and our volunteer fire
                                                  the future growth of the community.
     August                                       Mr. Stevens said the purpose was to
                                                  establish a current and future pic-
                                                                                            Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in
                                                                                            Virginia. Officials advise that winds
                                                                                                                                            companies from using resources un-
                                                                                            will continue to push the smoke in a               Smoke from the fire has traveled
                                                  ture of the community and a frame-        northeasterly     direction     across          up the Eastern Shore, prompting
                                                  work for long-term board decision         Worcester County and other parts of             calls to the Worcester County Fire
                                                  making. The group would present           the lower shore.                                Marshal’s Office from individuals in
                                                  its findings to the board by June            The Worcester County Fire Mar-               the Stockton area.
                                                  2013. After some minor tweaking,          shal’s Office urges residents to be                Dial 911 to report any specific
  Bud Lite Lime              Miller Lite
                                                  the motion was passed unanimously.
 *********$2.50*********                                                                    aware of this situation and to avoid            emergencies. Information about the
                                                      During public comments, the           calling 911 to report general, non-             smoke advisory is available at
  RED WINE OF THE WEEK                            board was questioned as to what
          Dante Pinot Noir                                                                  specific smoke and odor conditions,   
                                                  topic was to be discussed during the
 WHITE WINE OF THE WEEK                           closed meeting to be held after the
      RM Shine Reisling                           open meeting. Tom Terry, board
                                                                                            Annual PRMC 5K Fun Walk scheduled
 *********$5.00*********                          president, said the topic was the Fire        The Peninsula Regional Medical Cen-         third anniversary of the opening of the
  While Supplies Last!!!                          Department contract but offered no        ter Foundation will hold its annual             Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute and
                                                  additional details. When asked            Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute 5K           honor cancer patients, survivors, their fam-
                                                  whether the contract for General          Fun Walk on Saturday, September 17, and         ilies and the Medical Center family. All
                                                  Manager Bob Thompson has been             will begin and end at the Richard A. Hen-       proceeds raised from the event will bene-
                                                  extended, Mr. Terry said yes. Again       son Cancer Institute, located on the cam-       fit the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute.
                                                  he provided no additional details.        pus of Peninsula Regional Medical Center        Last year’s walk raised over $54,000 and
                                                      Following public comments, the        (PRMC). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.        had approximately 400 participants.
                                                  board next discussed the reason for       and the walk will start at 10:00 a.m. There          Peninsula Regional Medical Center is
                                                  the meeting: the revised M-02 reso-       is a pre-registration fee of $20 and a $25      committed to providing comprehensive

                                                  lution. What followed was nearly          fee for registration on the day of the event.   and compassionate cancer services right
                                                  two and half hours of word parsing,       Dogs are welcome for a $5 entry fee that        here in the community, alleviating the

      Bonanza!!!                                  definitions and interpretations of
                                                  phrases and insight into the effects
                                                  word changes could mean in the op-
                                                                                            will include a bandana and treats. Chil-
                                                                                            dren 10 years of age and under are free.
                                                                                                The event will also feature a post-walk
                                                                                                                                            need for patients and their families to
                                                                                                                                            travel out of the region for high quality
                                                                                                                                            care. The Richard A. Henson Cancer In-
     Collect 10 pizza coupons
 (one on each purchase of a large cheese pizza)   erations of OPA.                          party with games, a dunking booth, food,        stitute provides much needed cancer serv-
   and get a large cheese pizza                       The topic that received the most      screenings and music provided by Penin-         ices and has expanded its clinical research
                                                  coverage and discussion was possibly      sula Regional Medical Center physicians         program-including an affiliation through
              (toppings are extra)
                                                  opening parking at the Beach Club
                                                  to the general public subject to avail-
                                                                                            Nicholas Dudas, MD and Peter Cuesta,
                                                                                            DPM of the band “Common Diversion.”
                                                                                                                                            PRMC with the prestigious Johns Hopkins
                                                                                                                                            Clinical Research Network- for future
              Mon & Tues                          ability. The Beach Club facility lo-
                                                  cated in Ocean City has 300 parking
                                                                                            There will also be contests for the best
                                                                                            decorated wagon and stroller.
                                                                                                                                                 To register for the walk online, please
   Large Cheese Pizza $8.50                       spaces. It was estimated by Mr.               The walk is being held to raise money       visit and
  on carryout only      toppings are extra
                                                  Thompson that as many as 2,500            for the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute      click on the “events” tab, or call the Foun-
New Lunch and Dinner Specials at                  parking passes are sold each season       and to educate the public about cancer pre-     dation office at 410-543-7140.
                             to Ocean Pines property owners. Mr.       vention. It will also commemorate the
                                                                                                                               August 17, 2011 The Courier Page 9

                                                                                                               Ocean Pines Dog Park
                                                                                                                       6 Weeping Willow Court Ocean Pines, MD 21811

                                                                                                 The Ocean Pines Association has approved the creation of a
                                                                                              community dog park at Manklin Meadows. The cost of the project
                                                                                                   is $30,000, half of which needs to be raised through com-
                                                                                                                                             munity efforts.
                                                                                                                                                The three-quar-
                                                                                                                                            ter acre fenced facil-
                                                                                                                                            ity will include two
                                                                                                                                            enclosures, one for
                                                                                                                                            smaller dogs and
                                                                                                                                           one for larger dogs. It
Seniors start on college applications                                                                                                      will also include dog
Worcester Prep seniors Alyssa Alicea, Seaford; Jim Engel, Salisbury; Alex Ternahan, Bethany
Beach; Michael Dayton-Jones, Salisbury; and Jake Emche, Ocean Pines, take time out from                                                    watering stations.
their summer work and vacation to work on college applications in College Application Boot                                                     The Ocean Pines
Camp created by Director of College Guidance Tony D’Antonio.
                                                                                              Dog Park committee, a
opa                                           dance.                                          non-profit group, is spearheading the community fundraising effort.
from page 1                                       Protecting shareholders invest-             We need your help to raise the community portion of the con-
                                              ments was Mr. Thompson’s stated
   He reported that golf rounds are           objective as general manager; “to be
                                                                                              struction costs, $15,000. Your tax deductible donation will help
up at the Country Club and that pa-           good stewards of money.” He then                create a useful and worthwhile new
tron count and revenue are up at the          reviewed the practices and projects             amenity for the com-
Yacht Club and Java Bay Café.                 he and his team have undertaken
However, he did stress that there are         during the last year. He said his               munity.
concerns about expenses at the facil-         mantra is that the community is                    Donations can be
ity which are being looked at and             “open for business” and that he is              sent to: Ocean Pines
worked on.                                    working to highlight the positives of
   Following deficits in 2007, 2008           the community while also address-               Dog Park, 6 Weeping
and 2009, Mr. Terry reported that             ing the challenges.                             Willow Court, Ocean
the community had surpluses in                    He discussed his intense focus on
2010 ($174,862) and is showing a
                                                                                              Pines, MD 21811.
                                              a team approach, reorganizing re-
surplus so far in 2011 ($38,212).             sponsibilities, holding weekly man-
   Mr. Terry said that the commu-             agement team meetings, involving
nity’s management and board have              department heads in the budgeting
been “trying to meet the needs of a           process, building relationships with
diverse community,” and that “we              local chambers and developing part-
have a fabulous community.” He did            nerships with businesses to provide
not gloss over challenges that need           additional benefits to community
to be worked on saying that there             members.
are “dents in the fender at times,”               Members can now get discounted
but that management is going in the           tickets to Regal Theaters and Jolly
right direction.                              Roger Amusement Park.
   Mr. Thompson, often kidded                     He reported on savings in the                                        A yard sale
about always accentuating the posi-           production and mailing of the quar-
tive in his presentations. Saturday           terly newsletter which has not cost
                                                                                                                to benefit the dog park
was no exception. He started his              the community any money as a re-                                   will be held Sept. 3 at
presentation by having a little fun           sult of generating advertising rev-
with the audience asking who in at-           enue, a savings of about $36,000.
                                                                                                           the pavilion in White Horse Park.
tendance has lived the longest in the         Savings of $2,400 has been realized                             Donate items for the sale
Pines. It turned out to be Marlene            as well in the production of the ac-
Ott who was given a gift for her              tivities guide produced by the Parks
                                                                                                           by bringing them Friday evening
longevity. She also received a gift for       and Recreation Department.                                     before the sale or by calling
attending the most annual meetings                Through the use of a new bar
(38). Current board member Dave               code system, the community will ex-
                                                                                                             410-208-1480 for pick up.
Stevens received a gift for being the         perience savings with the utilization
longest property owner in atten-              of new Beach Club parking passes.
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Grow Berlin Green hosts first clothing swap
   Grow Berlin Green’s first Swap It                     HOW A CLOTHING SWAP                                    6. Feel great. Relish new-to-you moire, under the bed, storage, etc. to
Out Clothing Circulation Day will be                  WORKS:                                                items and help a local charity.           try on and decide which pieces cur-
held at the Globe Theatre in Berlin                      1. Declutter. Clean out your                            If you have donated goods, you rently work with your lifestyle, fig-
on Tuesday, September 27 from 12                      closet and find items to swap.                        will receive a ticket per item to re- ure and career.
to 7 p.m.                                                2. Find. Clothing Swap events                      purchase items. If                                      Note that all un-
   Relax, mingle, and SWAP (ex-                       near you, or schedule one at your                     you have not do-                                     claimed items are do-
change) clothes, shoes and acces-                     house.                                                nated goods there         Clothing Swap items:       nated to various local
sories you no longer need or wear.                       3. Attend. Bring unwanted but                      will be a minimal                  Coats             non-profits that provide
Clothing Swaps are revolutionizing                    fab items in great condition.                         charge.                          Dresses             clothing to people in
America's approach to fashion, as                        4. Relax. Relax, mingle, and se-                       Swappable                     Skirts             need.
well as demonstrating the re-use of                   lect what works best for you.                         items       include                Suits                Out of respect for fel-
items that would typically end up in                     5. SWAP. Take home your fa-                        quality women’s,                  Pants              low swappers and your
the landfill.                                         vorites for FREE.                                     men’s and chil-                   Jeans              community, please bring
                                                                                                            dren’s wardrobe                    Tops              items nice enough to

  A BAGEL                                                                                                   items that you'd                Sweaters             lend to a friend. Do not

                                                                                          Free              typically consign                                    bring ripped, dirty,
                                                                                        Wireless            or donate. Items              Work-out wear          stained items or those
                                                                                        Internet            must be freshly                 Costumes             with broken zippers, etc.
                                                                                                            laundered,       on               Shoes                 To participate with
                                                         Egg                                                hangers and in                    Purses             this event, please call
 Open for                      Bagels                                                                       very good condi-                 Jewelry             Debbi Colley at 410-629-
                                                      Sandwiches                         Party
 Breakfast                    & breads
                                                                                        Platters            tion.                              Belts             1538 or 443-856-9309 or
                                                       Cookie &
    and                      made fresh                                                                         You may al-                    Hats              e-mail        growberlin-
                                                        Bakery                                              ready have a bag                 Watches    and
  Lunch                        all day                                                  Catering
                                                        Items                                               of    great    give-                                 register as a participant.

                                                                                        RTE. 589
                                                                                                            aways ready. If not, please take a bit       The deadline for registration for
                                                                                            O.P. South
                                                                                            Gate Entrance   of time to purge your wardrobe prior this event is Friday, September 10.
  11304 Manklin Creek Rd                           Hours:                                                   to our event. Don't forget to go Drop-off locations and specifics will
  Southgate - Ocean Pines            Mon., Wed.,Thurs., Fri: 6 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    (Manklin Creek & Ocean Pkwy)      Tues, Sat. and Sun: 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.      A Bagel
                                                                                                            through your dresser, closets, ar- be discussed upon registering.

                                                                                                                BREAKFAST . LUNCH . DINNER . TIKI BAR
                                                                                                                                        Taco Old Standards
                                                                                                                  Live Entertainment . R&B, andTuesdays . Family Fun Night

                                                                                                                         Purchase your OP Collection Today!
                                                                                                              (Administration Office, Yacht Club, Community Center, or at the Marina)
                                                                                                                    August 17, 2011 The Courier Page 11

                                                                                Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.        Nanette Willmuth, 68
                                                                                Born in Nassawadox, VA he was the
                                         Obituaries                                              son of the late Ben-
                                                                                                 jamin F. Merritt,
                                                                                                                               Nannette      Willmuth,
                                                                                                                         Beloved wife of John C. Willmuth;

                                                                                                                         devoted mother of Justin A. Will-
                                                                                                 Sr. and Annie Car-      muth and Mary L. Neal; grand-
Barbara Ann Bowers, 72                 Paul’s School, Loyola University                          penter Merritt. He      mother of Seth J. Neal, Sophie G.
   Barbara Ann Bowers, age 72,         Maryland and University of Balti-                         is survived by his      Neal and Sean X. Neal.
died Tuesday, August 9 at Atlantic     more School of Law. Together with                         beloved          wife      A memorial service will be held at
General Hospital. Born in McK-         his law partner, C. Arthur Eby, they                      Mariella DeMomi         Temple Bat Yam in Ocean City, MD
eesport, PA she was the daughter of    formed Colonial Title Company in                          Merritt.                on Wednesday, August 17 at 11 a.m.
the late Harry Griffith and Virginia   Towson, MD.                                                  Mr. Merritt was      Internment will be private at St.
Harrison Griffith.                         As a child Donald spent his sum-        John Merritt  a graduate of Snow      Joseph’s Cemetery in Hanover, PA.
   Mrs. Bowers is survived by her      mers on the Magothy River at his                          Hill High School,          In lieu of flowers donations may
son, Eric Bowers and his wife Anna     family summer home, where he de-         Class of 1961. He was a US Army          be made to the American Diabetes
Maria of Berlin; two daughters,        veloped his love of the water. He        veteran having served in Vietnam.        Assoc., P.O. Box 11454 ,Alexandria,
Melanie Botello of Germantown, MD      had sailboats from a young age and       He was a member of First Baptist         VA 22312, or the Humane Society of
and Virginia Elder and her husband     continued sailing through his adult      Church of Girdletree and the Na-         the United States, Dept MEMIT9,
Richard of Columbia, MD; a brother,    life. He spent many happy hours on       tional Rifle Association. He had         2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC
James Griffiths of North Carolina;     his sailboats and held a Coast Guard     worked as a carpenter and builder.       20037.
two grandchildren, Stephen and         Pilot’s License.                         He enjoyed all things outdoors in-          Arrangements are in the care of
Max Elder of Columbia, MD; 2               Donald move to Ocean Pines in        volving nature.                          the Burbage Funeral Home in
nephews and 1 niece. She was pre-      the early 90’s and was a member of           Along with his wife he is survived   Berlin, MD.
ceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl   the Community Church at Ocean            by his sons, John Merritt, Jr. of Box
Lee Bowers in 2010.                    Pines.                                   Iron and Stephen Merritt of Orange,
   A memorial service was held on          Along with his wife he is survived   VA; daughters, Sherry McElhaney

Tuesday, August 16 at the Burbage      by his son, Jay and his wife Bonnie;     and her husband Franklin of
Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Bill      daughter, Margy; step-son, James; 4      Pocomoke City and Sheila Merritt of
Sterling officiated. Interment was     grandsons; several nieces and            Girdletree; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-             -subscribe free to
be private. Donations may be made      nephews; and a dear niece Nancy          grandchildren; a brother, Benjamin            The Courier and get it
to the Worcester County Humane         Primeaux and her family of Dallas,       Franklin Merritt, Jr. and his wife              delivered to your
Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, MD       TX; sister, Eleanor Ricards and her      Patricia of Girdletree; 1 niece and 1         computer each week!
21811.                                 husband Harold of Houston, TX; and       nephew.
                                       sister-in-law, Nan Connor of Bel Air,        A graveside service was held on
Jay Donald Connor, 89                  MD.                                      Friday, August 12 at Spring Hill
   Jay Donald Connor, age 89,              A memorial service was held on       Cemetery in Girdletree. Rev. Alton
passed away peacefully, wrapped in     Saturday, August 13 at the Commu-        G. Brininger will officiate. Dona-
               the arms of his         nity Church at Ocean Pines. Rev.         tions may be made to Coastal Hos-

                                                                                                                            The Courier
               daughter, on Satur-     Bill Sterling and Rev. Jay Hurley of-    pice at the Lake, PO Box 1733,
               day, August 6,          ficiated. Interment was private.         Salisbury, MD 21804.
                                       Memorial donations may be made in
               2011. He is sur-                                                                                
               vived by his wife of    Donald’s name to Loyola University
               36 years Gretchen       Maryland, Evergreen Fund, 4501 N.
               Connor.                 Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210 or
                  Born in Balti-       Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Sal-
               more on April 5,        isbury, MD 21802-1733.
   Jay Connor
               1922 he was the
               middle child of the     John William Merritt, Sr., 68
late William and Eleanor Connor.          John William Merritt, Sr., age 68,
He was educated in Baltimore at St.    died Tuesday, August 9 at Coastal
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                                                                                          had never received the documents         homes are well maintained. OPA
  Real Estate News and Views                                                              beforehand to plead the case and the     has the authority to notify a home-
                                                                                          buyer was able to get out of the con-    owner if the property is not cared for.
                                                                                          tract and get back his deposit.          There are fines they can impose if
              OPA protects                                                                      The rules and regulations are      the property is not cleaned up. The
            buyers and sellers                                                            there for a reason. When adding a
                                                                                          shed, dock, fence or any other struc-
                                                                                                                                   amenities are the very best and we
                                                                                                                                   can all thank our OPA for keeping
                              By Bev Wisch                                                ture to your property, one must con-     the community in tip top shape.
                                                                                          sult the ARC and the county to           Your assessments pay for the privi-
    OPA has a very big responsibility        Pines. Once OPA is notified of a             receive permits. Usually the con-        lege of living here and enjoying all
to protect the members of the com-           sale, a member of ARC (Architec-             tractor will handle the permit           the pools, beach club, yacht club,
munity. When buyers sign a con-              tural Review Committee) will visit           process. Consider if you lived next      recreation facilities, golf and tennis.
tract to purchase a property there is        the property and make sure all per-          door to someone adding a pool to his        The documents are now on line at
a “Home Owner Addendum” that                 mits are in place for docks, shed,           property and he wanted to put it If you have
states that the buyer will receive all       screened porch, decks, etc. If there         closer to your home than you would       forgotten the rules or need to review
the documents of the association,            are any violations, the buyer and            like. OPA notifies neighbors to see if   the permit procedure for construct-
i.e., Articles of Incorporation, all         seller will be notified. It is the           there are any objections.                ing a structure on your property, you
recorded Covenants and Restric-              seller’s responsibility to correct any          The Ocean Pines community is a        may now view them on line.
tions, Bylaws of the community, cur-         violations.                                  beautiful one and the majority of
rent budget, a statement of current              In the very early days of Ocean
or anticipated mandatory fees or as-         Pines when there were few regula-            Friends of the Ocean Pines
sessments and a statement of any             tions, docks were installed without
fees to be collected at settlement for       permits, homes were not built within         Library taking bus trip to DC
contribution to the homeowners as-           the proper setbacks, porches and
sociation.                                   decks were added without permits.                The Friends of the Ocean Pines       Banks, David McCullough, Toni
    Once the buyer receives these            When these homes were sold it pre-           Library will sponsor a bus trip to       Morrison, Dave Eggers, Garrison
documents he has five days to review         sented a problem and caused many             the National Book Festival in            Keillor, and Jennifer Egan will dis-
them and to rescind his contract             contracts to fall through before set-        Washington, DC, on Saturday, Sep-        cuss their works and answer ques-
should something concern him about           tlement. Sellers who do not adhere           tember 24.                               tions.
living in the community.                     to the rules and regulations open                The bus will leave the parking           Tents are set up for various
    The seller is responsible for ob-        themselves up to lawsuits.                   lot of the Ocean Pines library at 7      genre: fiction, history and biogra-
taining these documents from Ocean               “For Sale By Owner” sellers              a.m. and return by 8:30 p.m. There       phy, mystery, children’s literature,
                                             sometimes do not realize they too            will be a short rest stop in Easton in   and poetry. There are also book
                                             must provide the documents to the            the morning and a dinner stop near       signings, but the lines can be long!
                                             buyers. This in itself is a violation if     Annapolis Mall in the evening.           For more information go to
                                             not accomplished. I recall an in-                Cost for the trip is $35 per per-
                                             stance when the property sold by the         son. Reservations are on a first-            Send a check made out to
                                             owner was ready for settlement and           come, first-served basis.                Friends of the Ocean Pines Library
                                             the seller had not presented the doc-            The National Book Festival           to Mary Stevens, 122 Central Parke
                                             uments. The buyer changed his                takes place on the mall and admis-       East, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. For
       LOOKING FOR THE                       mind about buying the property and           sion is free. More than 100 ac-          more information, please call 410-
       RIGHT FINANCIAL                       his attorney used the fact that he           claimed writers such as Russell          641-7946.

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                                                                                                 investor, you may be willing to accept         help reduce the impact of volatility on
  Financial Matters                                                                              greater risk in exchange for potentially       your portfolio, although diversification, by
                                                                                                 higher returns, whereas if you’re a conser-    itself, can’t guarantee a profit or protect
       Brush up on your                                                                          vative investor, you’ll take lower returns     against loss.
                                                                                                 if you can receive greater preservation of          While far from exhaustive, this list of
     investment education                                                                        principal.                                     investment terms can help you gain a
                                                                                                     Time horizon — Your investment             clearer understanding of the “nuts and
                       By Carrie Dupuie                                                          strategy will be partially based on your       bolts” of investing — and perhaps en-
                                                                                                 time horizon — the number of years in          courage you to further your investment
    You don’t need to have young children             Income — When you invest in in-            which you plan to invest. Your time hori-      “education.”
to be keenly aware that we’ve reached that        come-oriented or fixed-income vehicles,        zon will likely stretch into your retirement       This article was written by Edward
“back-to-school” time of year. Whether            you receive income in the form of interest     years.                                         Jones and is provided by Carrie R. Dupuie,
you’re shopping for school supplies or not,       payments. The market value of fixed-in-            Diversification — Diversification is an    financial advisor with Edward Jones, 11200
you may want to take a cue from this sea-         come investments can also fluctuate, but       important factor in investment success. By     Racetrack Road, Suite A102 The Pavilions,
son to think about getting a little more ed-      if you hold them until maturity, you can       spreading your investment dollars among        Ocean Pines, MD 21811. Phone: 410-208-
ucation yourself — specifically,                  generally expect to receive the original       an array of investment vehicles, you can       9083; Website:
investment education.                             principal value.
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                                                                                                stances at the nanoscale to learn about              nanotechnology will help increase the
Choptank Electric Cooperative                                                                   their properties and how we might be able            yield of these energy sources.
                                                                                                to take advantage of them in various ap-                  Tools of the trade will look quite dif-
Nanotechnology: Science and Science Fiction                                                     plications. Wrinkle-resistant fabrics, deep-         ferent and there may be dramatic shifts in
                                                                                                penetrating cosmetics, liquid crystal                the way power is generated, transmitted
                   By Thomas S. Tyndall, III                                                    displays (LCD) and other conveniences                and stored in the coming decades. Several
                                                                                                using nanotechnology are on the market               universities have large-scale nanoscience
    Nanoscience has been around for more       the scale of molecules, a few nanometers
                                                                                                today. Sunscreens contain nanoparticles of           research projects underway. Researchers
than 20 years. Some people refer to nan-       wide. He wrote about using this technol-
                                                                                                zinc oxide and clothing has fabrics with a           at the Maryland NanoCenter at the Uni-
otechnology as “molecular manufactur-          ogy to manufacture motors, robot arms
                                                                                                thin layer of zinc oxide as well to offer bet-       versity of Maryland, College Park, are de-
ing” or “nanoscale technology”.                and even whole computers far smaller
                                                                                                ter protection from UV radiation. Some               veloping new systems for storing electrical
Nanotechnology is the understanding and        than the size of a single cell. Drexler spent
                                                                                                clothes have nanoparticles in the form of            energy in batteries that can be fully
control of matter at the nanoscale, at di-     the next ten years describing, analyzing
                                                                                                little hairs or whiskers that help repel             charged in a few seconds rather than
mensions between approximately one and         and even responding to accusations of sci-
                                                                                                water and other materials making the                 hours. Nanotechnology may soon lead to
100 nanometers, where unique phenom-           ence fiction until nanotechnology became
                                                                                                clothing stain-resistant. Engineers discov-          electric transmission improvement. Mate-
ena enable novel applications. It is a world   an accepted concept.
                                                                                                ered that adding aluminum silicate                   rial scientists are working to better arrange
so small, we cannot see it, even with a             Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary
                                                                                                nanoparticles to scratch-resistant polymer           the molecular structure of existing materi-
light microscope. Nanotechnology, in its       and the exploration involves many scien-
                                                                                                coatings made the coatings more effective,           als like copper to more efficiently transmit
traditional sense, means building things       tists from various areas of research and de-
                                                                                                increasing resistance to chipping and                electrons. The creation of newer and better
from the bottom up, with atomic precision.     velopment. Physics is important for the
                                                                                                scratching. Scientist Robert Burrell cre-            superconducting materials is also in the
    How small is a “nano” you ask? In the      understanding of what and how things will
                                                                                                ated a process to manufacture antibacterial          works.
International System of Units, the prefix      affect atoms and molecular structures. Me-
                                                                                                bandages using nanoparticles of silver. Sil-              The most immediate challenge in nan-
“nano” means one-billionth. It is derived      chanical and electronic engineers are
                                                                                                ver ions block microbes’ cellular respira-           otechnology is that we need to learn more
from the Greek term for “dwarf” and rep-       teaming with material scientists and col-
                                                                                                tion; in other words, silver smothers                about materials and their properties at the
resents one-billionth of a meter. Yes, it is   laborating with biologists, chemists, and
                                                                                                harmful cells, killing them.                         nanoscale. Elements at the nanoscale be-
difficult to imagine just how small, but       physicists.
                                                                                                     The electric industry may change with           have quite differently than they do in their
consider these examples. A sheet of paper           Many refer to nanotechnology as gen-
                                                                                                the advance of nanotechnology on several             bulk form. The payoffs are tremendous but
is about 100,000 nanometers thick. There       eral-purpose technology, because in its
                                                                                                fronts. Researchers and a growing com-               the risks may be high. Nanotechnology
are 25.4 million nanometers in one inch.       advanced form it will have significant im-
                                                                                                mercial market are creating a new “energy            will definitely continue to impact us and
A human hair is approximately 80,000           pact on almost all industries and all areas
                                                                                                world” in which alternative energy can be            our lives as we learn more about the enor-
nanometers wide. One nanometer is about        of society. It will offer better built, longer
                                                                                                easily and inexpensively transmitted                 mous potential of the nanoscale.
as long as your fingernail grows in one        lasting, cleaner, safer and smarter products
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                                                                                                             ACROSS          44. Hasidic spiritual12. Your store of        37. Forceful exertion
                                                                                                     1. Live in a tent          leader               remembered            38. Oddball computer
                                                                                                     5. Capital of W.        45. Wife of Abraham     information (abbr.)      expert
                                                                                                         Samoa               46. Runner used for  13. Father of            40. Grasp suddenly
                                                                                                     9. Seer’s prop             gliding over snow    Araethyrea            41. Time units (abbr.)
                                                                                                     12. Household God       47. Not plain        16. Your father’s sister 43. Refers to a female
                                                                                                         (Roman)             52. Airport code for 17. A scrap of cloth     47. Federal excise tax
                                                                                                     14. Leavened rum           Gaborone          19. Take as a wife       48. Ingested
                                                                                                         cakes               53. A mother’s       20. Killers Leopold      49. Not yes
                                                                                                     15. Swiss river            summoning words      & ___                 50. Awards org. for
                                                                                                     18. Deepsea fishing     58. London Modern    21. Breathe rapidly         country music
                                                                                                         line                   Art Museum        22. ____ Frank’s diary 51. Not me
                                                                                                     21. “Taming of the      59. Motorcar         24. Made dry and         54. Overtime
                                                                                                         Shrew” city                                 brittle               55. 1/1000 of an
                                                                                                     23. Tapioca source              DOWN         25. Not inland
                                                                                                                             1. Atomic #24                                    ampere
                                                                                                     25. Stems used for                           27. Ladyfish genus
                                                                                                                             2. Pharaoh                                    56. Montana
                                                                                                         wickerwork                               28. Look at with fixed 57. Atomic #42
                                                                                                     26. Very bad in             1323-1319 BC        eyes
                                                                                                         degree or extent    3. Mutual savings    30. Wedding vow
                                                                                                     28. 14 lines with a         bank             32. Shake-
                                                                                                     fixed rhyme scheme      4. Community school     speare’s
                                                                                                     29. Enfeebles               assoc.              pentameter
                                                                                                     31. Pops                5. Winglike part     33. Deprived
                                                                                                     32. Not a convenient    6. NPR TV equivalent    of feeling
                                                                                                         time                7. Farm state        34. Double
                                                                                                     38. Estimates           8. Atomic #13
                                                                                                     39. Making easier       9. Extended neck for
                                                                                                                                                  35. Employees
                                                                                                     41. Finished a skirt        a better view
                                                                                                                                                  36. Type of
                                                                                                         edge                10. Blood group
                                                                                                                                                     palm or           Answers for August 10
                                                                                                     42. Leprosy sufferers   11. And gentlemen
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                                                                                         history, who was the archetypal            Perhaps most amazing, Auel
 Book Notes                                                                              stranger, living with people who        has done hands-on research. Ac-
                                                                                         are physically and psychologically      cording to Carol Memmott in the
     Epic series comes                                                                   different.” It soon became appar-
                                                                                         ent to Auel that if she was going to
                                                                                                                                 September 12, 2010, issue of “USA
                                                                                                                                 Today,” Auel “has spent a night in
         to an end                                                                       write about how people lived in the
                                                                                         Ice Age, she was going to end up
                                                                                                                                 a snow cave in January, softened
                                                                                                                                 hides with deer brains she has
                    By Elaine VanderClute                                                with much more than a short             squished with her bare hands, and
                                                                                         story, and she was going to have to     learned to start a fire without
                                                                                         do a great deal of research.            matches.” With dedication like
    In 1980, when Crown published          derthals inhabited the earth. One
                                                                                            The reference link on Auel’s         this, it is no wonder that archaeol-
Jean M. Auel’s “Clan of the Cave           of Auel’s intentions in writing the
                                                                                         website takes readers to another        ogists and anthropologists applaud
Bear,” it was at the prompting of          series is to speculate on the ways
                                                                                         link called “Jean’s Library.” A         Auel for the accuracy of her de-
literary agent Jean Naggar, who                               that these two
                                                                                         wealth of scholarly books will con-     tailed portrayal of the lives of our
had read Auel’s manuscript and                                species may have
                                                                                         vince even the most skeptical of        ancestors.
knew      she    had                                           interacted. She
                                                                                         historical fiction fans that Auel          “The Land of Painted Caves” fo-
something special.                                             does this with
                                                                                         has done her homework. Her col-         cuses on 25-year-old Ayla, now
This reviewer did                                               five-year-old
                                                                                         lection includes not only books         married and the mother of a young
not know what she                                               Ayla, a blonde,
                                                                                         about the more general topic of         girl. She is training to become a
was getting into                                                 blue-eyed Cro-
                                                                                         evolution, such as “The Roots of        spiritual leader in her husband’s
when she bought the                                              Magnon child
                                                                                         Civilization,” “Shanidar: The Hu-       tribe, and she discovers a truth
hardcover edition of                                              who is or-
                                                                                         manity of Neanderthal Man,” and         about the origins of life that shat-
the book except that                                              phaned after
                                                                                         “On Becoming Human,” but also           ters a central belief of her adopted
it was very heavy and                                             a shattering
                                                                                         books about the myriad aspects of       family and forces them to reevalu-
very long. By the end                                              earthquake
                                                                                         everyday life in the Ice Age, such      ate the way they live their lives.
of the book, it was very                                           at the start
                                                                                         as “Earth Medicine-Earth Foods,”        While it takes more than 700
clear that Naggar’s in-                                             of “Clan of
                                                                                         “The Body Language of Horses,”          pages for Auel to bring readers to
tuition was spot on.                                                the     Cave
                                                                                         and “Ice Age Hunters: Nean-             the book’s climax, fans will appre-
Thirty-one years later,                                              Bear.” The
                                                                                         derthals and Early Modern               ciate the loving detail with which
in 2011, Auel published                                              people who
                                                                                         Hunters in Wales.”                      the story is told.
the sixth and final book,                                            take her in
                                                                                            Auel’s research does not stop           While all good things must
“The Land of Painted                                                  are Nean-
                                                                                         with books. She has traveled ex-        come to an end, this reviewer will
Caves,” in her wildly                                                 derthals,
                                                                                         tensively, most recently to “many       miss the anticipation of the publi-
popular Earth Children                                                 known as
                                                                                         remarkable painted caves in the         cation of the next Earth’s Children
series, and this reviewer                                              flatheads
                                                                                         south of France,” according to the      book. While Auel says “The Land
is proud to say that she                                  by Ayla’s people,
                                                                                         acknowledgments section of “The         of Painted Caves” is the end of the
owns six of the well over 45               who are in turn known by the Ne-
                                                                                         Land of Painted Caves.” Again,          series, she also, according to Mem-
million copies that have been sold         anderthals as the Others.
                                                                                         Auel’s website attests to this with     mott, “says future books might
to eager Earth Children fans.                 According to her official web-
                                                                                         amazing photographs of the au-          continue the story of Ayla.” Mil-
    The series is set more than            site, Auel initially wanted to write
                                                                                         thor’s visits to sites that have pro-   lions of readers around the world
30,000 years ago, at a time when           a short story about “a young
                                                                                         vided her with the visual detail        can certainly hope so.
both Cro-Magnons and Nean-                 woman from mankind’s earliest
                                                                                         that characterizes her writing.

            Ti d e a n d S u n C h a r t
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                                                                                                                          Upcoming Events:                        and energetic musical performer,         comedy directed by Bob Davis at
              Events Calendar                                                                                                                                     will be at the Ocean City library at
                                                                                                                                                                  10:30 a.m. Call (410) 524-1818 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ocean Pines Country Club. Admis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           sion of $19 includes show, hot and
                                                                                                                          Wed., Aug. 17
                                                                                                                                                                  more information.                        cold hors d’oeuvres, coffee and
 When submitting items for the Events Calendar please include the event name,                                             Family Fun Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                           dessert. Cash bar available. Friday
                                                                                                                          The Ocean Pines Yacht Club pool         Youth Theater Auditions
 date, where held, time and a little about the event. Items being considered for                                                                                                                           and Saturday doors open at 6 p.m.,
                                                                                                                          hosts family fun night from 6 to 8:30   The OP Players Youth Theater will
           the calendar need to be in no later than noon on Friday.                                                                                                                                        curtain at 7:30 p.m. Sunday doors
                                                                                                                          p.m. Event includes DJ, food and        be holding auditions for its Decem-
                  E-mail to                                                                                                                                                 open at 2:30 p.m., curtain at 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                          beverages. Admission is $2 for          ber musical, "Scene It, Heard It" ...    For tickets call 410-208-3491.
                                                                                                                          swim members, $4 for residents          a tribute to song and dance from
Recurring Events:                        Plant Clinic                            ter 10-11:30 a.m. Call Capt. Bill
                                                                                                                          and $5 for non-residents. For infor-    some of Broadway's and Holly-
                                         The clinic will be held at the Ocean    Bounds at 410-641-8272.                                                                                                   Sat., Aug. 27
                                                                                                                          mation call 410-641-7717.               wood's best productions. All chil-
Every Saturday and Sunday                Pines library 1 to 4 p.m. until Sep-                                                                                                                              Kids Craft Time
Pine’eer Shop                            tember 27. Got plant problems or        Delmarva Singles                                                                 dren and teens who would like to         Ocean Pines Rec & Parks will have
                                                                                                                          Thurs., Aug. 18                         perform a solo, please come pre-
The Pine’eer Craft and Gift Shop in      bugs? Bring bagged samples and          Singles 50 and over gather at Sal-                                                                                        a theme oriented craft to make and
                                                                                                                          Surfers Healing Camp                    pared with a song. Auditions will be
White Horse Park is open 10 a.m.         let Master Gardeners find solutions.    isbury Chamber for a potluck dinner                                                                                       decorate for 5-10 year olds from 10
                                                                                                                          The Surfers Healing Camp for chil-      held in the Assateague Room of the
to 4 p.m. The shop features items                                                at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m.                                                                                      – 11:30 a.m. in the Marlin Room.
                                                                                                                          dren with autism will be held at The    OP Community Center, from 6 p.m.
created by Pine’eer Craft Club.          Third Tuesday                           Call 302-846-3138 for information.                                                                                        Children 8 and under must be ac-
                                                                                                                          Castle In The Sand Hotel at 37th        – 9 p.m. Call Paulette DeRosa-Ma-
                                         Widow & Widowers Social Club                                                                                                                                      companied by an adult. Cost is $10.
Every Sunday and Wednesday                                                                                                street in Ocean City. The first surf    trona for more information, 410-
                                         Group meets at The Woodlands at         Fourth Wednesday                                                                                                          Pre-registration is required. Call
AL-Anon/OP-Berlin                                                                                                         time is 9:30 a.m. and the last          251-1402.
                                         1 p.m. Call Barbara Mazzei at 410-      Marine Corps League                                                                                                       410-641-7717.
Weekly meetings are held at the                                                                                           around 4:30 p.m. There will be a
                                         208-0430 for information.               First State Detachment Marine
Berlin Nursing Home at 7:30 p.m.                                                                                          "meet and greet" with the surfers at    Family Fun Night                         Cool Cookin’ for Kids
                                                                                 Corps League meets at 7:30 p.m.          the patio area at 6:15 p.m. Local pro
                                         LAOH Meeting                                                                                                             The Ocean Pines Yacht Club pool          Kids ages 8-12 will learn how to fol-
                                                                                 in VFW Post 8296 in Ocean City.          bodyboarder Brian Stoehr is one of
Every Sunday                             The Ladies Ancient Order of Hiber-                                                                                       hosts the last family fun night from 6   low a basic recipe and cook some
                                                                                 Visit         the volunteers and will be there
Al-Anon                                  nians meets at 10 a.m. at the                                                                                            to 8:30 p.m. Event includes DJ, food     simple foods at the Ocean PInes
Al-Anon OP/Berlin meets at 7:30                                                  Every Thursday                           signing autographs. For more in-        and beverages. Admission is $2 for       Community Center 12:30-2 p.m.
                                         Knights of Columbus in Ocean City.
p.m. in the OP Community Center.                                                 Beach Singles                            formation call 877-966-SURF or          swim members, $4 for residents           Cost is $15. Pre-registration is re-
                                         For information call 410-250-2271.
                                                                                 Beach Singles 45 Plus meets 4-7          visit               and $5 for non-residents. For infor-     quired. Call 410-641-7717.
Second and fourth Sunday                 Every Wednesday                         p.m. at Clarion Hotel, 10100                                                     mation call 410-641-7717.
                                                                                                                          Craft Club Meeting
KC Breakfast                             Kiwanis Club Meeting                    Coastal Hwy. Call 302-436-9577 or                                                                                         Wed., Aug. 31
                                                                                                                          The Pine'eer Craft Club of Ocean
Knights of Columbus serves break-        The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean       410-524-0649.                                                                    Thurs., Aug. 25                          Children’s Library Program
                                                                                                                          Pines will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the     AARP Safe Driving Program
fast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Luke’s     Pines/Ocean City meets weekly at                                                                                                                                  Mr. Don, an innovative songwriter
                                                                                                                          Community Center for their post         The Ocean Pines Chapter of AARP
Church in Ocean City. Cost is $8,        the Ocean Pines Community Cen-          Legion Bingo                                                                                                              and energetic musical performer,
                                                                                                                          Craft Festival Picnic and monthly       will sponsor and conduct an AARP
children under 9 are $4. Call 410-       ter at 7:45 a.m. except the 3rd         American Legion in Ocean City                                                                                             will be at the Ocean City library at
                                                                                                                          meeting. Under the instruction of       55 Alive Safe Driving Program. Call
524-7994.                                Wednesday when the meeting is at        opens doors at 5:30 p.m., games                                                                                           10:30 a.m. Call (410) 524-1818 for
                                                                                                                          Laurie Newton of Close to My Heart      Dave Lloyd 410-641-6278 for de-
                                         Hall’s Restaurant in Ocean City. Call   begin at 7:00. For information call                                                                                       more information.
                                                                                                                          Scrapbooking and Stamping, mem-         tails. As a first and only time, this
Every Monday                             410-641-7330 or visit www.kiwa-         410-289-3166.
                                                                                                                          bers will create a note card and a      class is offered free of charge to
Ocean Pines Poker Club                                                                                                                                                   Mon, Sept. 5
                                                                                 Every Friday                             cover for post-it-notes. Cost is $3.    members of the National Retired
Poker players wanted in Ocean                                                                                                                                                                              Democratic Club Picnic
                                                                                 Women and Dogs Group                     Call Louise at 410-430-0284 to re-      Teachers Association.
Pines area for Monday evenings.          Square Dancing                                                                                                                                                    The Democratic Club of Worcester
                                                                                 Support group for women and their        serve a kit.
Call 410-641-8351 for information.       The Pinesteppers have introduction                                                                                                                                County holds its"MADE IN AMER-
                                         to square dancing at the OP Com-        dogs 1-3 p.m. Contact HealingSto-                                                Concert in the Park                      ICA" Labor Day Picnic 12 to 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                          Concert in the Park                     Captain Quint performs at 7 p.m. at
                                         munity Center at 7 p.m. Call Bruce or 240-626-5961.                                                                                             at White Horse Park. If rain, event
Sweet Adelines                                                                                                            Oh Boy! Sun Surf & ‘65 performs at
                                         Barrett at 410-208-6777.                                                                                                 the Ocean Pines concert series.          will be in the Community Center As-
The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Cho-                                                                                           7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines summer
                                                                                 Knights of Columbus Bingo                                                        The free concerts are at White           sateague Room. Picnic will be
rus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the                                                                                         concert series. The free concerts
                                         Elks Bingo                              Bingo will be held behind St. Luke’s                                             Horse Park every Thursday through        catered by Em-ings, plus vegetarian
Ocean Pines Community Center.                                                                                             are at White Horse Park every
                                         Ocean City Elks in Ocean City (be-      Church, 100th St. in Ocean City.                                                 Aug. 25. Bring chairs and picnic.        alternatives, salads, homemade
For information call 410-208-4171.                                                                                        Thursday through Aug. 25. Bring
                                         hind Fenwick Inn) open at 5:30          Doors open at 5 p.m. and games                                                   BYOB also allowed. For information       deserts, beer and soft drinks. Ad-
                                                                                 begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments          chairs and picnic. BYOB also al-        call 410-641-7717.
DC Hand Dance Club                       p.m. Early birds at 6:30 and bingo                                                                                                                                mission is $12 (children under 12
                                                                                 available. Call 410-524-7994.            lowed. For information call 410-641-
The DC Hand Dance Club meets 6           at 7 p.m. Call 410-250-2645.                                                                                                                                      free). Bring 6 perishable food items
                                                                                                                          7717.                                   Fri., Aug. 26
-10 p.m. at the OC Elks Lodge.                                                                                                                                                                             (optional) for needy families. Call
                                         Al-Anon                                 First Friday                                                                     Boat Club Raft Up                        Kay Hickman at 410-600-0552 for
Contact Diane at (301) 906-5962 or       Al-Anon OP/Berlin will meet at 7:30                                              Fri.-Sun., August 19-21                 The Ocean Pines Boat Club will
                                                                                 Friends of OC Library                                                                                                     tickets ASAP. All Democrats and in-               p.m. at the Berlin Nursing Home,                                                 OP Players comedy                       host a joint Raft up with the Ocean
                                                                                 Friends of the Ocean City Library                                                                                         terested Independents welcome.
                                         downstairs meeting room.                                                         The Ocean Pines Players present         City Power Squadron. Attendees
                                                                                 meet at 1 p.m. in the OC library. For
Every Monday and Thursday                                                                                                 “The Summer of Our Discontent,” a       are to call Raft up Captain Steve
                                                                                 information call 410-524-1818.                                                                                            Thurs., Sept. 8
Poker Group                              Rotary Club                                                                      comedy directed by Bob Davis at         Rosen at 410-641-6915. Plan to be
                                         Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club din-                                               Ocean Pines Country Club. Admis-                                                 Fashion Show and Luncheon
Group meets from 6 to 11:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                  at YC day marker 2 in time to leave
                                                                                 First Saturday                                                                                                            Republican Women of Worcester
Call 410-208-0063 for information.       ner meetings are every Wednesday                                                 sion of $19 includes show, hot and      at 5 p.m. for the selected anchoring
                                                                                 First Saturday Writers                                                                                                    County will hold Patriot Day Fash-
                                         at 6 p.m. at the Carousel Resort in                                              cold hors d’oeuvres, coffee and         location.
                                                                                 Group meets at 10 a.m. at the                                                                                             ion Show and Luncheon in com-
First Monday                             Ocean          City.       Contact                                               dessert. Cash bar available. Friday
                                                                                 Berlin library. All writers and poets,                                                                                    memoration of the 10th anniversary
Coast Guard Auxiliary                                                                and Saturday doors open at 6 p.m.,      Newborn Care Class
                                                                                 published and unpublished, are in-                                                                                        of 9/11 at the Clarion Resort Hotel
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla                                                                                      curtain at 7:30 p.m. Sunday doors       PRMC is offering “Newborn Care
                                         Story Time                              vited for fun writing exercises, read-                                                                                    in Ocean City. Doors open at 10:30
12-05 meets at 7:30 p.m. in the                                                                                           open at 2:30 p.m., curtain at 4 p.m.    101” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the CQI
                                         Stories, rhymes, music and crafts at    ings and tips on publishing. Call                                                                                         a.m. and the program begins at
U.S.C.G. Station, Ocean City. For                                                                                         For tickets call 410-208-3491.          2 classroom of the Avery W. Hall
                                         10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City library.   Betty at 410-208-2760.                                                                                                    11:30 a.m. Tickets are $32. For
information call Dennis Kalinowski                                                                                                                                Educational Building. This class is a
                                         Call (410) 524-1818.                                                                                                                                              reservations call Lou Etta McClaflin
at 410-208-4147.                                                                                                          Sat., Aug. 20                           must for first-time parents, focusing
                                                                                 First and Third Saturday                                                                                                  at 410-641-7391 or 443-614-3957
                                                                                                                          Chicken Dinner                          on survival skills for the first six
                                         Delmarva Hand Dancing                   Habitat Warehouse Open                                                                                                    or e-mail
Second Monday                                                                                                             Roxana Vol. Fire Company will           weeks home with baby. The $40
                                         Dancing at The Fenwick Inn in           Habitat for Humanity of Worcester
Friends of OP Library                                                                                                     have an all you can eat fried           fee covers the mom to be and her         Birthing Again Class
                                         Ocean City from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Con-     County warehouse located at 310
Friends of the Ocean Pines Library                                                                                        chicken dinner 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is      coach. Pre-registration is required.     PRMC is offering a childbirth re-
                                         tact 302-934-7951 or info@delmar-       East Market Street in Snow Hill will
meets at 10 a.m. at the library.                                                                                          $12.00 for adults or carryouts and      For more information, call 410-543-      fresher course 6 - 9 p.m. in the
                                                     be open 8 a.m. to noon. Building
                                                                                                                          $6 for children. For more informa-      7126 or visit         Peninsula Cardiology Building in
                                                                                 materials, appliances, cabinets,
                                         First Wednesday                                                                  tion call 302-436-2300.                                                          Salisbury.The cost is $35 for the
Every Tuesday                                                                    furniture and more are available.                                                Fri.-Sun., August 26-28
Story Time                               Blood Pressure Checks                   Cash only. Habitat is also looking       Wed., Aug. 24                                                                    mom to be and her coach. Bring a
                                                                                                                                                                  OP Players comedy
Stories, rhymes, music and crafts at     The OP Volunteer Fire Dept. will        for gently used items for use in fu-     Children’s Library Program                                                       blanket and two pillows. Pre-regis-
                                                                                                                                                                  The Ocean Pines Players present
10:30 a.m. at the Berlin library. Call   provide free blood pressure checks      ture sales. Contact ocres@veri-          Mr. Don, an innovative songwriter                                                tration is required. Call 410-543-
                                                                                                                                                                  “The Summer of Our Discontent,” a
(410) 641-0650.                          to residents at the Community Cen-                                                                                                                   7126 or visit
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