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December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 3
There is significance of Midnight Mass
Christmas is one of the most cel- The Nativity of Jesus takes place house and family of David, to be en- today in the city of David a savior has
ebrated dates on the Christian calen- in two Gospels of the Bible: the rolled with Mary, his betrothed, who been born for you who is Messiah
dar. Commemorating the birth of Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of was with child. While they were and Lord. And this will be a sign for
the Savior Matthew. The version of Luke goes there, the time came for her to have you; you will find an infant wrapped
Jesus Christ much more deeply into the story of her child, and she gave birth to her in swaddling clothes and lying in a
is only sur- Mary’s virgin conception through the firstborn son. She wrapped him in manger.’
passed in time of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. swaddling clothes and laid him in a Later, the Gospel continues, “He
importance Here is Christ’s birth according to manger, because there was no room was named Jesus, the name given
by the cele- the Gospel of Luke: for them in the inn. him by the angel before he was con-
bration of In those days a decree went out Now there were shepherds in that ceived in the womb.”
Easter, a from Caesar Augustus that the whole region living in the fields and keep- Midnight Mass has become an
time when world should be enrolled. This was ing the night watch over their flock. important component in the celebra-
Christians the first enrollment, when Quirinius The angel of the Lord appeared to tion of Christmas for the faithful.
remember was governor of Syria. So all went to them and the glory of the Lord shone While secular celebrations may focus
Christ’s sac- be enrolled, each to his own town. around them, and they were struck on the arrival of Santa Claus at the
rifice of life And Joseph too went up from Galilee with great fear. The angel said to midnight hour, religious celebra-
for His peo- from the town of Nazareth to Judea, them, ‘Do not be afraid; for I pro- tions often involve filling churches at
ple. to the city of David that is called claim to you good news of great joy midnight to spread the word of
Christmas is often celebrated Bethlehem, because he was of the that will be for all the people. For Christ’s arrival.
with much joy and fervor all around
the world, with exchanges of gifts
and special acts of charity all month
long. One component of the Christ-
mas celebration that has long been
tradition and holds special meaning
to celebrants is the Midnight Mass.
celebration on December 21
Churches all around the world 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
hold four different Christmas cele-
brations, including three masses and with “Lime Green”
a Christmas vigil. The Midnight
Mass is perhaps the most cherished.
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that focus on the story of Christ’s
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T he C ourier
P.O. Box 1326
Ocean Pines, MD 21811
410-641-6695 • fax: 410-641-6688
Debbie Haas / Graphic Artist North Pole
Mary Adair /Comptroller
Betty Cianci, Ron Fisher,
Douglas Hemmick, Well, it’s that time of year when we get really
Betty McDermott, Dolores Pike, busy here at the North Pole. The elves are working
Tom Range, Sr. and Bev Wisch
very hard to prepare all the gifts; Rudolph and the
Robert B. Adair 1938-2007 reindeer are practicing take-offs and landings (in
case of bad weather); Mrs. Claus is busy in the
The Courier is published Wednesday morning by
kitchen preparing a big meal for Christmas day (I get
CMN Communications, Inc. Contents copyright really hungry after my trip around the world on
2011. News release items and calendar entries Christmas eve.); and I’m making my list and checking
should reach us Friday noon prior to publication
date. The advertising deadline is Friday at 5 it twice.
p.m. First class mailed subscriptions are avail-
able for $68 annually. Six and three month paid It’s good to see that so many children on the Eastern
subscriptions available. Shore are on the “nice” list this year. If, by some reason,
you haven’t made that list (You’re on the “naughty” one.),
The U.S. National Christmas Tree I have some suggestions to get you there.
and Christmas Trees First, be respectful of everyone. No bullying. No fight-
in the White House ing. No talking back.
Listen well to your teachers, parents, grandparents, and
In 1856 all other adults who help you each day. They have a lot to
Franklin teach you.
Express your thanks to everyone in a military uniform
ou of the United for fighting to keep you free. Do the same for firefighters
Did w... States, was the and police officers and remember them in your prayers.
Kn o Remember the real meaning of Christmas.
to place a Although you won’t see me (because you’ll be asleep),
Christmas tree in the I’ll see you on Christmas eve. I can’t wait to see how
White House. much you’ve grown this year.
President Coolidge started the Rudolph and the reindeer always appreciate a car-
National Christmas Tree Lighting
rot or two, if you care to leave some out for them,
Ceremony on the White House lawn
in 1923. and you all know how much I love cookies.
Teddy Roosevelt banned the Well, until I see you, I hope you’ll continue to
Christmas tree from the White be good and respectful and kind to everyone
House for environmental reasons. you meet.. I’ll be watching.
In 1963, the National Christmas Wishing you a very merry Christmas
Tree was not lighted until December and a happy and healthful new year.
22 because of a national 30-day pe-
riod of mourning following the as-
sassination of President Kennedy. Santa
Since 1966, the National Christ-
mas Tree Association has given a
Christmas tree to the president and
In 1979, the National Christmas
Tree was not lighted except for the
top ornament? This was done in
honor of the American hostages in
In 1984, the National Christmas
was lit on December 13 with tem-
peratures in the 70s, making it one
of the warmest tree lightings in his-
December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 5
It’s All About. . .
By Chip Bertino
Ocean Pines Dog Park
6 Weeping Willow Court Ocean Pines, MD 21811
It’s Christmas We need your help! The Ocean Pines Association has approved the
The room is still dark. The tree is recognizable in silhouette and scent. creation of a community dog park at Manklin Meadows. The cost of the
project is $30,000, half of which needs to
The presents, big and small, wrapped in paper all glittery and colorful await under the be raised through
tree and in the stockings that have been hung with care.
Outside the streetlight illuminates the falling snow creating a
yellowish hue through the window. The three-quarter
acre fenced facility will
Children sleep restlessly dreaming the dreams children have dreamed through the ages, include two enclo-
hoping they’ve made Santa’s “nice” list. sures, one for smaller
dogs and one for larger
Parents lie in bed anticipating when the children will burst into
the room to wake them up.
dogs. It will also include
dog watering stations.
Children tiptoe down the hall to sneak a peek at what Santa has left. The park will provide dog owners a
Looks of wonderment and awe wash across their excited faces. place to exercise their four-legged companions who will be able
to play in a safe and pleasant envi-
Children beg their parents to get out of bed. Get up! Come on! Get up!
Parents reach for their robes as children take their hands to pull them along. Hurry up!
The Ocean Pines
The Christmas tree comes to life as the lights are flicked on. Dog Park committee is
The ornaments sparkle. The children squeal. spearheading the com-
munity fundraising effort.
Look what I got! Look what Santa brought me!
We need your help to
Oh, I always wanted this! I got one too!
raise the community por-
Clothes. Underwear. Socks. tion of the construction
costs, $15,000. Your tax
Wrapping paper, crumpled and torn, litters the floor. deductible donation will
Bows and ribbons thoughtfully tied are scattered and forgotten. help create a useful and worthwhile new amenity for the community.
Parents reach for the camera. Hold it up! Smile! Oh Dad! Hurry up Mom!
Your consideration of a donation is greatly appreciated. Donations can
Batteries are not included. Assembly is required. It’s for ages 4 and up. be sent to: Ocean Pines Dog Park, 6 Weeping Willow Court, Ocean
One size fits all. Pines, MD 21811. All funds are
being deposited into
Children sit on the floor playing with toys. Parents exchange satisfied glances. a special account at
The aroma of coffee begins to overtake the scent of pine. Taylor Bank.
Parents collect and bag holiday debris strewn across the floor.
Snow continues to fall illuminated now by the rising sun. Sincerely,
Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends will soon arrive. Chairman
Cheers to the holiday will be toasted with egg nog and punch.
Warm expressions of fraternity will be exchanged.
It’s a time to embrace those we love and cherish.
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Hunters asked to stay clear
of electrical equipment
With hunting season underway, coming in contact with the pole could be
Choptank Electric Cooperative is asking electrocuted.
hunters not to shoot at birds sitting on Mr. Franklin said this type of equip-
wires and asking gun-owners in general ment is not the only material that can be
not to shoot at or near electrical equip- damaged in this way. “Choptank and
ment. other utilities are using more fiber optic
“Shooting at electrical equipment is cable than ever before. We use it for com-
vandalism and could be deadly,” said Bob munications to our equipment, as does
Franklin, manager of electric operations the telephone company and other busi-
in the co-op’s Salisbury District. “Ener- nesses. Damage to fiber optics can dis-
New officers — The Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club installed officers at a recent gized wires can carry up to 500,000 volts rupt service to large numbers of people.”
meeting. From the left, Charlie Dorman, Mel Jones, Rich Caproni, Joe Hammen [treasurer], of electricity, which would cause deadly Thousands of electric co-op members’
Bob Russell [past president], Ron Kupec, Steve Acton, Les McKee [secretary], Lew Frey [pres- harm to the shooter and could cause dollars are spent every year repairing
ident], and Dan Stachurski. Missing were Ken Mitchell, Ralph Green and Rich Dalton. Photo costly equipment failures, resulting in equipment and power lines that have
by John Harris. power outages to our members.” been shot accidentally by hunters or de-
According to Franklin, shooting at a liberately by vandals, Franklin said. “As a
power line does not always produce an not-for-profit cooperative, owned by our
immediate result. “When someone members, we all share in this expense.
shoots at a line, it could fall immediately This doesn’t even include the inconven-
or it could sever the line, causing the line ience, damages and hazards to members
to fall some time later.” down the line who may require power for
As part of any routine safety discus- medical equipment or other needs while
sion, Mr. Franklin encouraged experi- a lineman inspects spans of line trying to
enced hunters to teach others that locate the problem.”
shooting at or near electric equipment is Anyone who comes across a poten-
unsafe and could cause power outages. tially dangerous situation such as a bro-
“The electrical equipment on utility ken insulator or a downed or sagging
poles serves a dual purpose,” said Mr. power line in the woods or anywhere else
Franklin. “Equipment like insulators should contact Choptank’s member serv-
helps provide consumers with electricity, ice center at 877-892-0001 or 24-hour
but also is used to help keep the public outage reporting line at 800-410-4790.
safe.” For more safety information concern-
Insulators are typically made of ing hunting near power lines, go to
porcelain and are commonly bell shaped. www.choptankelectric.coop and click on
Their purpose is to hold the power line in “Be Safe.”
place on the utility pole, keeping the wire
from energizing the pole and electricity
from finding a path to the ground. If an ACT deadline
insulator is broken or damaged, anyone
is Jan. 13
Making Cosmetic Dentistry a Family Affair Area residents have until Fri-
day, January 13 to register for the
American College Testing (ACT)
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December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 7
Ocean Pines Paddle Tennis celebrates the holiday season
Ocean Pines Paddle Tennis cele- everyone on the dance floor all night.
brated their 2011 holiday season at the A special thanks goes to Richard
Parke Clubhouse on Friday evening of Marchesiello who has done a fantastic
December 9. The affair was a huge job of running this event for the last
success and more than 70 people at- three years. Other volunteers for the
tended the festivities. Catered by night included John and Betty Biondi,
Jimmy’s Grille in Delaware, the menu Valerie Estep, June and Jim Freeman,
included ham, turkey with stuffing, John and Carolyn Henglein, John and
sweet potatoes, boiled potatoes, green Ardell McNulyt and Jim and Audrey
beans, and cole slaw. The dinner was Wahl.
topped off with mouth-watering This celebration is always the high-
homemade pies. light of paddle tennis’s winter social
The DJ played music which kept events.
Carolyn Henglein, John Henglein, Pat Marchesiello, Richard Marchesiello, John Biondi and Va-
Loretta Lynn, Eddie Money to perform lerie Estep
Tickets are now on sale for country star sic rock show bands. The band performs Best Children’s Books, and Gifts are always blooming in
The Best Children’s Books, Toys and Gifts are always blooming in
Loretta Lynn, 80s sensations Eddie Money Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this our Garden at…
our Garden att…
and Survivor, and the Fabulous Hubcaps, show are $5 and $10.
all of whom will headline the entertain- Tickets are on sale at the Ocean City
ment at Springfest 2012. Convention Center Box Office on 40th St.
Loretta Lynn performs at 8 p.m. Fri- Box office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
day, May 4. Her instantly recognizable de- Monday through Friday. Tickets are also
livery is one of the greatest country-music available at www.ticketmaster.com or by
voices in history. Tickets range from $25 calling 800-551-7328.
to $55. Ocean City celebrates the start of the Open Christmas Eve from 10-2
Open Christmas Eve from 10-2
Eddie Money and Survivor take the season with the 22nd Annual Springfest at
stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 with
tickets ranging from $20 to $45.
the Inlet Lot May 3-6. For more informa-
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Page 8 The Courier December 21, 2011
around the globe
Families across the globe cherish
their Christmas traditions. Customs
may be unique to every family, but
many countries boast their own
unique traditions as well.
* Australia: Many Australians
celebrate Christmas by coming
together at night to sing carols
outside. That’s not as chilly as
it might sound, as Christmas
(L - R, front row) Co-chairs Cassandra Rox and Cheryl Jacobs with committee members Fe- in Australia actually falls dur-
licia Daly, Diane McGraw; and (left to right, back row) Kay Hickman, Leslie Shelton. Photo by ing summer vacation. In fact,
Diane McGraw many of the country’s most
Women’s luncheon planned popular Christmas traditions
The Worcester County Commis- The day is a celebratory one with * England: Contrary to Aus-
sion for Women has reserved Wednes- featured exhibitors, a luncheon, music, tralia, England’s weather around Germany and are purchased four Sun-
day, March 21, 2012 at the Clarion awards, and raffles. The 2012 Christmastime is much colder. Many days before Christmas begins. The
Hotel, Ocean City for its annual gath- Women’s History Month theme is of England’s traditions resemble those wreaths have places for four candles,
ering of community leaders to recog- Women’s Education - Women’s Em- popular in North America, including and families light a candle on the
nize local women whose lives show powerment. Event co-chairs Cheryl wrapping gifts, hanging stockings over wreath each Sunday.
exceptional vision and leadership. The Jacobs and Cassandra Rox are seeking the fireplace and gathering around the * Mexico: Families in Mexico cele-
event is a fundraiser for the McGuffey sponsors that exhibit the education Christmas tree. Kids in England write brate Christmas by decorating their
Literacy Summer Reading Program and empowerment of women entre- a letter with their wishes to Father homes with lilies or evergreens. Be-
for Worcester County elementary stu- preneurs. For information, call 410- Christmas, but unlike mailing those cause the weather is warm, many fam-
dents. 208-6798 or 410-591-5524. letters like many North American chil- ilies also cut designs into brown paper
dren do, English children toss their bags before inserting a candle and
letters into a fire so their Christmas then setting the designs, called faroli-
wishes can go up the chimney. tos, along the sidewalk, on win-
* France: Christmas celebrations in dowsills, on rooftops, and along
France begin several weeks before De- outdoor walls. Many communities in
cember 25, but Christmas Eve is most the southwestern United States have
special to many natives of France. On adopted this tradition, which they
Christmas Eve, church bells ring as often refer to as luminaria.
people sing noels, or carols. The fol- * Sweden: Christmas celebrations
lowing day, a feast is enjoyed upon re- in Sweden begin on December 13, the
turning home from church. day the country celebrates St. Lucia’s
* Germany: In Germany, the Day. Celebrations for St. Lucia, the pa-
weather is cold during the Christmas tron saint of light, are intricate and in-
season, and in the weeks leading up to volve the whole family. A couple of
Christmas families bake sweet bread, days before Christmas is when many
cakes with candied fruits and spicy families select their Christmas tree.
cookies. Advent wreaths are popular in
December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 9
Page 10 The Courier December 21, 2011
A blizzard is one of
winter’s great storms
Every winter comes with its own near coastal areas may cause coastal
warnings of nasty weather. Blizzard- flooding. Homes in low-lying areas
like conditions is a popular term used may be flooded as a result. Experts
in conjunction with a snowstorm. Peo- have found that for those who live in
ple may wonder what actually consti- the West and in Alaska, blizzard winds
tutes a blizzard and just how common coming off mountains have been
it can be. known to reach up to 100 mph and
Blizzards are often associated with damage roofs and other structures.
heavy snowfalls. However, they can Blizzards are actually quite com-
also be caused simply by strong winds mon, even more than one might think.
blowing around existing snow. The Over a 41-year-period of study by au-
thors who published in the
“Journal of Climate” in 2002,
438 blizzards took place be-
tween 1959 and 2000 in the
U.S. The research found an av-
erage of 10.7 blizzards took
place every year, 27 during the
period of 1996-1997 alone. In
early 2011, a megastorm
dumped more than two feet of
snow on the Windy City, stop-
Club celebration - Ladies by the Beach Book Club celebrated their Christmas ping normal daily activities for
luncheon at “The Inn on the Ocean” in Ocean City. Barbara Thorsen, Emma Fralley, Pat several days. A few months
Panuska, Barbara Loffler, Toni Coffland, Evelyn Shaub, Betty Stephenson, Mary Bendure, prior to that storm, on Decem-
Eileen Smith and Pat Martina. ber 26, 2010, the east coast of
the U.S. experienced more
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Mon-Thurs & Sun: 11:00am - 10:30pm pling New York City due to un-
Fri & Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm derstaffed sanitation workers
www.hofengarden.com from the Christmas holiday.
Chinese National Weather Service defines a People were trapped in their homes,
Open Christmas Day Lunch
Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Specials blizzard as large amounts of falling or and ambulance crews were blocked
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10% OFF time (greater than 3 hours). In
essence, it is the limitation of visibility
If a blizzard is projected, there are
some safety precautions to take.
Saturda Entire Check that often defines a blizzard and not * Listen to the up-to-date weather
3 for $13.95 (dinner) (any kind of roll
with coupon entirely the snowfall totals. warnings.
2 for $22.95 (anytime) or hand roll)
Eat in or Take out Blizzards can be dangerous due to * Keep battery-powered radios and
expires Dec. 31, 2011
the whiteout conditions caused by other items handy in the event of a
Unit 7, 11007 Manklin Creek Rd., Berlin blowing snow. It may be difficult or power failure.
even impossible to drive or walk in a * Invest in a generator, if possible.
Clean, Dependable, Efficient and particular direction because of the in- * Check your supply of heating fuel
Economical Pipeline Gas Since 1930 ability to see. Blizzards and their and also stock up on other ways to stay
strong winds also contribute to cold warm if the heat is off due to a power
Serving the Communities of
wind chill factors, or the feeling of the failure.
Ocean City, West Ocean City, Berlin, air temperature when the wind is * Keep an extra stock of unperish-
Ocean Pines, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City taken into consideration. Wind chill able foods.
Tank, Cylinder and Bulk Delivery can make it feel several degrees colder * Never light fires or barbecues in-
to Areas Just Beyond the Mains than the actual air temperature and re- doors.
sult in frostbite or hypothermia. * Avoid overexertion outdoors.
Before You Dig, Call Toll-Free “Miss Utility of Apart from their effect on the body, Wait until the storm stops.
Delmarva” at 811 . It’s the Law! blizzards also may wreak havoc at * If caught outside, attempt to find
home. Power outages due to heavy dry shelter.
Pocomoke City Only 115 67th St., Ocean City snow on branches and power lines and * Be equipped for the worst with
1.800.439.3222 410.524.7060 blowing wind can damage wires and extra supplies.
cause widespread power loss. Storms
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December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 11
BIS club makes math fun
Keshawn Corbin, Evan Marlowe, Jimmy
Willey, Ian Albert and Mr. Steve Wehlan
are in the Berlin Intermediate School
After School program known as the
"Card Club" where students use Yu-Gi-
Oh! cards to not only have fun and
learn a new game system, but also to
expand on their math skills and math
serving breakfast only...closing at noon!!!
Closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26
New Seasonal Beverages
WPS girls help at LeinenKugal Sunset Wheat
Angry Orchard Apple Cider
December Drink Specials!
Showing off some of the deli-
cious baked items that were Corona.............$3.50
sold in Santa’s Bakery are: (l-r) Bud Light.........$2.50
Sarah Savage, Bishopville; Yuengling.......$2.50
Maya Zia-Shakeri, Berlin; and
Kendall Whaley, Berlin. The RED WINE OF THE WEEK
bazaar booth sold a wonderful Di Majo Norante Sangiovese
selection of cakes, pies,
breads, cookies, cupcakes,
fudge, muffins, and candies. WHITE WINE OF THE WEEK
Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
While Supplies Last!
Available 11 am til closing
SES hosts holiday performance Excludes $1 off happy hour special
Second grade students Emma Johnson, Sommer
Smith and Zach Powers pose on the set of their
Showell Elementary Holiday Music program. The en-
tire second grade performed a "Holiday of Music" for
We are pleased to announce
a jolly audience! that Liquor will be coming soon
BES students learn together Pizza
Third graders Emanuel Aroh and Kevontae Johnson work on
math problems together during class at Buckingham Ele-
Collect 10 pizza coupons
(one on each purchase
of a large cheese pizza)
and get a large cheese pizza
(toppings are extra)
½ Carafes of
OCES donates to animals Both Red
Students in Mrs. Andrea Wierengo's third grade
class at Ocean City Elementary School show their
generosity by donating animal supplies to the $12.00
Worcester County Humane Society. Pictured New Lunch and Dinner Specials at
from left to right: Kendal Vick, Jacelyn Clapsadle, Denovos.com
Claire Williams, and Maddy Kiesewetter
Page 12 The Courier December 21, 2011
OPVFD holds annual banquet, installs officers
On December 10 the Ocean Pines service and many OPVFD members totaled more
Volunteer Fire Department held its were also presented individual than the previ-
Annual Installation Banquet. Nearly awards for their year of service. Out- ous year. Top
100 members and guests attended in- going Chief Tom Meadows was par- Responder
cluding Maryland State Senator Jim ticularly thanked for his six years as Awards for fire
Mathias, Worcester County Commis- fire chief and the many innovations fighters were:
sioners Judy Boggs and Madison J. and programs he brought to the first place to
Bunting, Jr., Ocean Pines Police Chief OPVFD. Newly elected Chief Tim Michael Allen,
Dave Massey, Ocean Pines Board of Canham was introduced. second to
Directors President Tom Terry and Chief Meadows reported the num- Robert Gilbert,
fire chiefs from other Worcester ber of fire, ambulance (EMS-Emer- and third to
County fire departments. Outgoing gency Service), rescue and other calls Neil Gottes-
officers were recognized for their answered by the OPVFD which again man. Fire Po-
Comfort Food Thursday were: first
a n d ...
Call for our place Steve
Bob and Kelli Beck receiving their award from Steve Rosen
Thursday Dinner Specials Rosen, second
and third were tied and went to Dick personally thanked each of the re-
$7.95 Take-out only Huettner and Reid Gay. Top EMS sponders.
Available noon to 4 p.m. Responders were: first place to Steve There was one special recognition
Rosen, second to Ryne Leslie and award presented to Bob and Kelli
Cookie Platters Open for Breakfast third to Ron Thorwart. Beck, owners of DeNovo’s Trattoria in
Free One of the most moving moments Ocean Pines, for their continued do-
Wireless occurred when Ocean Pines resident nations and support of OPVFD
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Pam Mitchell, who was critically in- events.
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Southgate - Ocean Pines Mon., Wed.,Thurs., Fri: 6 a.m.- 4 p.m. A Bagel
how the members of the OPVFD Worcester County Clerk of the Court,
(Manklin Creek & Ocean Pkwy) Tues, Sat. and Sun: 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.
saved her life. She and her family Steve Hales.
our warmest wishes to
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December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 13
Christmas traditions go
back through history
Many Christmas traditions are candles and lead, trees that are overly
older than some celebrants might dry paired with lights that have frayed
think. The tradition of lighting up a wires can just as easily lead to fires.
Christmas tree, for Plus, plastic tinsel can be a chok-
example, dates ing hazard for children and pets.
back to the days One Christmas staple that
before Christmas has lost its status as a safety haz-
lights. Before elec- ard is the poinsettia plant. Poin-
tric-powered twin- settias are a tropical plant that
kle lights were have become a fixture during the
invented and even Christmas season. It has long
before electricity been thought that poinsettias are
was discovered, poisonous to people and ani-
people used actual mals. While there is some toxic-
candles to adorn ity to the plant, it would require
the Christmas tree. the ingestion of hundreds of
As one can imag- leaves to get a toxic dose of a
ine, having an open flame next to a plant’s poison. Ingestion may simply
dried-out tree made for some fast fires. cause a case of vomiting or diarrhea
That is why it was customary to keep a instead. But poinsettia leaves are said
Kiwanis rings the bell for Salvation Red Kettle bucket of water next to the tree as well. to have an unpleasant taste, so one
Every year around Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign begins collecting As if fire was not enough, the tinsel bite and most children and animals
donations in the familiar red kettle to help those in need and make for a happier holiday sea- used to decorate trees was made from will probably turn away.
son. Many clubs and organizations, as well as individuals, volunteer to ring the bell. Pictured strips of silver and even lead — some- Perhaps one of the biggest hazards
is Kiwanian Bill Long of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines - Ocean City as he rings the thing that is now known to be a health come Christmas — both then and now
bell at the Wal-Mart in Berlin. Members of the Kiwanis Key Club of Stephen Decatur High hazard to adults and children alike. Al- is not having enough turkey or eggnog
School also join in, manning the kettle and bell after school. Kiwanis has been recognized
though we’ve come a long way from to go around for holiday guests!
several times for their work in the Red Kettle Campaigns of years past.
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necessary to preheat the oven since an eight inch burner will waste more
Choptank Electric Cooperative food like turkey and ham cook for than 40 percent of the energy. The el-
hours and preheating really is not nec- ements, burners and reflectors are
Cooking up Savings essary. Recipes may call for the oven
to be preheated for these meats, but it
equally important to reducing wasted
energy and should be cleaned regu-
By Thomas S. Tyndall, III generally is only necessary to preheat larly. Replace the reflectors if badly
when baking bread, pastries and pies. burned or worn.
It may seem (or more likely is true) Most of us catch a bite to eat on the
Turn on the oven light and peak The smaller cooking appliances in
that our money is leaving our hands run as we check off items on our holi-
through the oven window when your kitchen should not be neglected
much too fast as we go about the hec- day shopping list. We eventually end
checking the food. Avoid opening the and put the microwave oven, toaster
tic and at times stressful pace of holi- up back in the kitchen in our home
oven door since the temperature may oven and slow-cookers (crock pots) to
day shopping. We heard reports from preparing meals for ourselves, our
be reduced by as much as 25 degrees good use. Microwave ovens can be
Bloomberg of record spending on family and our friends during this fes-
for that very short period of time. used to efficiently cook such things as
Black Friday to the tune of $11.4 bil- tive time of year. It’s possible to keep
Opening the door to vegetables and heat up leftovers later
take a peak wastes en- for dinner and snacks. Fast and effi-
ergy and increases the cient microwave ovens use 50 percent
cooking time. Make the less energy than conventional ovens.
most of the time the If you’re baking or broiling small food
oven is on and cook items, a toaster oven is ideal because
several foods at the they use one-third the energy of a
same time or within a larger oven. Slow cookers are ideal for
short period of time. If busy families this time year. On aver-
there is not enough age, they will cook a whole meal for
room be prepared to about 17 cents worth of electricity.
place another food item Enjoy the holidays, have fun cook-
lion dollars. Many expect to see an in- cooking energy-related costs down in
inside immediately after removing the ing for all and save a little money too!
crease in Internet sales over last year the kitchen if we put into practice a
cooked food while the oven is already For more information about this
during this holiday season. The brick- few common sense and practical
up to temperature. topic or any other energy related
and-mortar stores and the online ideas.
If you use the stovetop burners, be subject, please contact me at 1-877-
merchants got some of my money and The oven is typically crammed
sure to match the size of the pan or 892-0001, ext. 8633 or tomt@chop-
they are likely to get a little more as we with a stuffed turkey, ham, casserole,
pot to the heating element. The cor- tankelectric.coop.
get closer to Christmas. It’s hard to bread and desserts, to name a few of
rect size pan or pot will reduce the Sources: Bloomberg News, Con-
think of “saving” money this time of the delicious foods we all enjoy during
amount of heat lost to the surround- sumer Energy Center of California.
year and it is possible to do just that! the holidays. In most cases, it’s not
ing air. For example, a six inch pan on
ACROSS 28. Chart of the 4. Point that is one 30. Rectangular
1. Angry Earth’s surface point E of SE grooved joint
4. Mr. Claus 29. Fish eggs 5. Linen vestment 31. “___ the night
9. Minerals 30. Recto worn by priests before Christmas”
11. Gluten-free diet 37. The cry made by 6. A B vitamin 32. Male parents
disease sheep 7. Ryan O’Neal’s 33. Earlier in time
12. Nickel-cadmium 38. Pitcher daughter 34. Rampart of felled
accumulator 39. Supports climbing 8. Dull steady pain trees
14. Day or rest plants 10. Seaport on Osaka 35. Scoundrel
& worship 40. Arbitrager Bay (Yiddish)
15. King of Magadha 41. Winglike structures 11. Cowpunchers 36. Pencilmark
(273-232) 42. Singer Ross 13. Mend a sock remover
16. Satisfy an appetite 43. Belonging to 14. Ship’s canvas 37. Danish ballet
17. Stage signal Barney & Betty 16. Aformentioned dancer Erik
18. Durable aromatic 45. “Promises” author 19. Big man on 40. Blood clams genus
wood Wendi campus 41. Subsititutes (abbr.)
19. Something used 46. Swindles 20. English actress 44. Spoken in the Dali
to lure 47. In widespread Stark region of Yunnan
20. Actress Basinger existence 22. Malaria
21. A rare and 48. Those opposed to mosquitoes
exceptional person 49. Used to be U___ 23. Many
24. Quick head subconsciousses
movement DOWN 26. A scrap of cloth
25. Yeddo 1. Grace’s Principality 27. Cry loudly
26. Mythological bird 2. No longer seated 28. Actress Farrow
27. Root mean square 3. Translate into 29. S. Korean Pres.
(abbr.) ordinary language Syngman
(1948-65) Answers for December 14
December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 15
A child’s question captivates the imagination
By Chip Bertino Again this holiday season, The whole of truth and knowledge.Yes, man, nor even the united strength of
During the 19th century, newspa- Courier thought it would be interest- Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. all the strongest men that ever lived
pers were the predominant news ing to step back in time when things He exists as certainly as love and could tear apart. Only faith, poetry,
media. Newspapers published nu- seemed a little simpler and the an- generosity and devotion exist, and love, romance, can push aside that
merous editions each day that were swer to a child’s question could capti- you know that they abound and give curtain and view and picture the su-
sold by scores of newsboys hawking vate and resonate through time. to your life its highest beauty and pernatural beauty and glory beyond.
them on street corners. Newspapers joy. Alas! how dreary would be the Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this
played a critical role in forming pub- Editor: world if there were no Santa Claus! world there is nothing else real and
lic opinion. The power of newspapers I am eight years old. Some of my It would be as dreary as if there were abiding.
across the United States was unsur- little friends say there is no Santa no Virginias. There would be no No Santa Claus? Thank God he
passed as they held sway over politi- Claus. Papa says “If you see it in The childlike faith then, no poetry, no ro- lives and lives forever. A thousand
cians and readers alike. So it was in Sun it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, mance to make tolerable this exis- years from now, Virginia, nay 10
1897, when the New York Sun re- is there a Santa Claus? tence. We should have not times 10,000 years from now, he will
ceived a rather unique letter Virginia O’Hanlon enjoyment, except in sense and sight. continue to make glad the heart of
from a young reader, Vir- The external light with which child- childhood.
ginia O’Hanlon, wanting Virginia, hood fills the world would be extin- Merry Christmas and a Happy
to know whether or not Your little guished. New Year!!!
there was a Santa friends are Not believe in Santa Claus! You
Claus. wrong. They might as well not believe in fairies. Mr. Church’s editorial was an im-
The letter ended have been af- You might get your papa to hire men mediate sensation and was published
up on the desk of fected by the to watch in all the chimneys on every year until the paper folded in
veteran editor, skepticism of Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, 1949. Mr. Church married shortly
Francis P. Church. a skeptical but even if you did not see Santa after the editorial appeared. He died
Mr. Church was the age. They do Claus coming down, what would in April 1906, leaving no children.
son of a Baptist not believe that prove? Nobody sees Santa Virginia O’Hanlon went on to
minister. He had except what Claus, but that is no sign that there graduate from Hunter College with a
covered the Civil they see. They is no Santa Claus. The most real Bachelor of Arts Degree at the age of
War for the New York think nothing things in the world are those that 21. The following year she received a
Times and had worked can be which is neither children nor men can see. Master’s degree from Columbia. In
for the New York Sun for not comprehensi- Did you ever see fairies dancing on 1912 she began teaching in the New
20 years becoming the ble by their little the lawn? Of course not, but that’s York school system and later became
paper’s anonymous editorial minds. All minds, Vir- no proof that they are not there. No- a principal. After 47 years as an edu-
writer. Mr. Church realized neither ginia, whether they be men’s body can conceive or imagine all the cator she retired. Throughout her life
he nor the paper could ignore the or children’s, are little. In this great wonders there are unseen and un- she received a steady stream of mail
child’s question. He must answer it universe of ours, man is a mere in- seeable in the world. about her Santa Claus letter. Virginia
and answer it truthfully. His re- sect, an ant, in his intellect as com- You tear apart the baby’s rattle O’Hanlon Douglass died in 1971 at
sponse became one of the most mem- pared with the boundless world and see what makes the noise inside, the age of 81 in a nursing home in
orable editorials in newspaper about him, as measured by the intel- but there is a veil covering the un- Valatie, NY.
history. ligence capable of grasping the seen world which not the strongest
Ti d e a n d S u n C h a r t
* tide is for Ocean City Fishing Pier. Add two hours for Isle of Wight tide
DATE HIGH TIDE LOW TIDE SUNRISE SUNSET
4:53 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 7:14 a.m. 4:44 p.m.
Thur., December 22 5:08 p.m. 11:18 p.m.
5:47 a.m. 7:14 a.m. 4:44 p.m.
Fri., December 23 6:03 p.m. 12:21 p.m.
6:40 a.m. 12:12 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 4:45 p.m.
Sat., December 24 6:56 p.m. 1:12 p.m.
7:31 a.m. 1:04 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 4:45 p.m.
Sun., December 25 7:47 p.m. 2:01 p.m.
8:20 a.m. 1:54 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 4:46 p.m.
Mon., December 26 8:37 p.m. 2:48 p.m.
9:07 a.m. 2:43 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 4:46 p.m.
Tues., December 27 9:25 p.m. 3:34 p.m.
9:52 a.m. 3:32 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 4:47 p.m.
Wed., December 28 10:13 p.m. 4:19 p.m.
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December 21, 2011 The Courier Page 17
3rd and Baltimore Streets in Ocean Bradley Bag Bingo. Doors open at Fundraiser to benefit our troops
Events Calendar City. All items are free and all are
welcome. Meals are delivered to
6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tick-
ets are $20 in advance (9 card
overseas with phone cards to call
home will be held at American Le-
those who cannot leave their homes games) or $25 at the door. Food gion Post #166 at 24th St. and
When submitting items for the Events Calendar please include the event name, and to the police, fire departments, (including oysters & fried chicken) Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City
date, where held, time and a little about the event. Items being considered for and others who serve our commu- and beverages will be available. from 1 until 5 p.m. Great food,
the calendar need to be in no later than noon on Friday. nity on Christmas Day. There is a Call 443-235-2926 for advanced music, dancing and other entertain-
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org need for monetary donations. tickets. ment. Tickets are $26 each. Call
Checks made payable to the Noel 410-208-9514 or 410-641-7667.
Recurring Events: Ocean Pines. No meeting Dec. 27. Delmarva Singles Community can be mailed to P.O. Wed., Jan. 11
Call 410-641-5433 for information. Singles 50 and over gather at Sal- Box 1207, Ocean City MD, 21843. Barista and Books Pillowcase Dress Party
Every Sunday and Wednesday isbury Chamber for a potluck dinner Donations of non-perishable food Ocean City library will host a pro- Mothers bring your daughters to the
AL-Anon/OP-Berlin Third Tuesday at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. and toiletries will be collected on gram for children infant to 5 years Ocean City library. We will be mak-
Weekly meetings are held at the Widow & Widowers Social Club Call 302-846-3138 for information. December 23 and December 24 and their caregivers including sto- ing dresses using a pattern from
Berlin Nursing Home at 7:30 p.m. Group meets at The Woodlands at from 10 to 12 at St. Paul's by-the- ries, crafts, cocoa and pastries for Nancy's Notions at 1 p.m. Nancy
1 p.m. Call Barbara Mazzei at 410- Fourth Wednesday Sea. For more information call 410- the children...and freshly brewed will ship these dresses to little girls
208-0430 for information. Marine Corps League 289-3453. coffee for the parents. For more in- in Africa. If you have the following
First State Detachment Marine formation call 410-524-1818. items bring them with you: portable
Al-Anon LAOH Meeting Corps League meets at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31 sewing machine, scissors, new or
Al-Anon OP/Berlin meets at 7:30 The Ladies Ancient Order of Hiber- in VFW Post 8296 in Ocean City. New Year’s Eve Thurs., Jan. 12 used pillowcases, 1/2 or 1/4 wide
p.m. in the OP Community Center. nians meets at 10 a.m. at the Visit www.firststatemarines.org. Berlin transforms into a mini Times Free Information Session elastic, double fold wide bias tape,
Knights of Columbus in Ocean City. thread. For more information call
Square with dancing in the streets, The public is invited to a free com-
Second and fourth Sunday For information call 410-250-2271. Every Thursday 410-524-1818.
music, food, refreshments and puter information session from 5 to
KC Breakfast Beach Singles plenty of entertainment. Count 6:30 p.m. in Room 309 of the Work-
Knights of Columbus serves break- Every Wednesday Beach Singles 45 Plus meets 4-7 down the New Year with a ball drop force Development Center at Wor- Wed., Jan. 18
fast 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. behind St. Kiwanis Club Meeting p.m. at Clarion Hotel, 10100 at midnight.The festivities will take Wic Community College in Spaghetti Dinner
Luke’s Church in Ocean City. Cost The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Coastal Hwy. Call 302-436-9577 or place at the intersection of Main Salisbury. The session is designed Community Church at Ocean Pines
is $8, children under 9 are $4. Call Pines/Ocean City meets at the 410-524-0649. Street and Broad Street. Horse and to help prospective students deter- will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 -
410-524-7994. Ocean Pines Community Center at carriage rides will be available for a mine what non-credit courses or se- 7 p.m. Food provided by Decatur
7:45 a.m. except the 3rd Wednes- Legion Bingo tour of holiday decorations and Diner. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for
Every Monday quence of courses would best meet
day when the meeting is at The American Legion in Ocean City lights starting at 8 p.m. For infor- children over 3. All proceeds bene-
their needs. On-site registration will
Ocean Pines Poker Club Woodlands in Ocean Pines at 5:30 opens doors at 5:30 p.m., games fit Relay for Life and American Can-
mation call the Berlin Chamber of be available. To reserve a seat, call
Poker players wanted in Ocean p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. (until April begin at 7:00. For information call Commerce at 410-641-4775. (410) 334-2815. cer Society. Contact Joanne at
Pines area for Monday evenings. 2012) Call 410-641-7330 or visit ki- 410-289-3166. 410-641-5434.
Call 410-641-8351 for information. wanis.org/club/oceanpines. Sun., Jan. 1 Fri., Jan. 13
Second Thursday Thurs., Jan. 26
Sweet Adelines Square Dancing AGH Penguin Swim Friday Game Night
AARP Meeting Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Cho- The Pinesteppers have introduction Celebrate New Year's Day by get- Time for the kids to have fun with
Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 Ocean City Mayor’s Prayer Break-
rus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the to square dancing at the OP Com- ting wet for a good cause. Dip into their friends and give parents a
will meet 9:30 a.m. at the Elks fast breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center. munity Center at 7 p.m. Call Bruce the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit night off at the Ocean Pines Com-
Lodge, 138th & Sinepuxent (one and end at 9:15 a.m. The speaker
For information call 410-208-4171. Barrett at 410-208-6777. Atlantic General Hospital at the munity Hall 6-9 p.m. Games include
block off Coastal Hwy) January will be Three Star General Jerry
Princess Royal Hotel on 91st Street. dodgeball, handball, swatball and
through June, October and No- Boykin. He was the commander in
DC Hand Dance Club Elks Bingo Registration is at 11:30 a.m.; swim basketball. Pre-registration is re-
vember. “Black Hawk Down” which was
The DC Hand Dance Club meets 6 Ocean City Elks in Ocean City (be- at 1 p.m. Incentive prizes begin with quested. Cost is $10 and includes
-10 p.m. at the OC Elks Lodge. hind Fenwick Inn) open at 5:30 $25 donation at registration. Call snacks and punch. For more infor- made into a movie. He was a
Every Friday 410-641-9644 or visit www.pen- mation call 410-641-7052. founding member of Delta Force
Contact Diane at (301) 906-5962 or p.m. Early birds at 6:30 and bingo
Women and Dogs Group and a former commander of all the
DCHandDancers@verizon.net. at 7 p.m. Call 410-250-2645. guinswim.atlanticgeneral.org/
Support group for women and their Green Berets. For ticket informa-
Sat., Jan. 14
Al-Anon dogs 1-3 p.m. Contact HealingSto- tion and any other questions please
Every Monday and Thursday Mayor’s Open House Beef & Beer Fundraiser
Al-Anon OP/Berlin will meet at 7:30 email@example.com or 240-626-5961. call 443-235-2669.
Poker Group The Ocean City Mayor and City Star Charities Annual Beef & Beer
p.m. at the Berlin Nursing Home, Council’s 16th annual Open House
Group meets from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Bingo
downstairs meeting room. is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. at City
Call 410-208-0063 for information. Bingo will be held behind St. Luke’s
Hall, located at 3rd Street and Bal-
Rotary Club Church, 100th St. in Ocean City.
timore Avenue. This year’s theme
First Monday Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club din- Doors open at 5 p.m. and games
focuses on the Art League of Ocean
Coast Guard Auxiliary ner meetings are held every begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments
City. Light refreshments will be
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Cap- available. Call 410-524-7994.
served. Musical entertainment will
12-05 meets at 7:30 p.m. in the tains Table in Ocean City. To attend
First and Third Saturday be also be presented. For more in-
U.S.C.G. Station, Ocean City. For contact Stan.Kahn@carouselho-
Habitat Warehouse Open formation call City Hall at 410-289-
information call Dennis Kalinowski tel.com
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester 8221.
Story Time County warehouse on East Market
Second Monday Stories, rhymes, music and crafts at Street in Snow Hill will be open 8 Thurs., Jan. 5
Friends of OP Library 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City library. a.m. to noon. Building materials, Eye Health Seminar
Friends of the Ocean Pines Library Call (410) 524-1818. appliances, cabinets, furniture and Dr. Todd Besack of Chesapeake
meets at 10 a.m. at the library. more are available. Cash only. Eye Center will host a free seminar
Delmarva Hand Dancing Habitat is also looking for gently 7-8 p.m. in the East Room of the
Dancing at The Fenwick Inn in used items for use in future sales. Ocean Pines Community Hall. He
Ocean City from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Con- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org will present information on eye Penguin Swim coming soon
tact 302-934-7951 or info@delmar- anatomy, diabetes, cataracts, glau- As people start making plans for ringing in 2012, many on
Stories, rhymes, music and crafts at
vahanddancing.com. Upcoming Events: coma and macular degeneration. the Shore are preparing for a very different New Year’s Day
10:30 a.m. at the Berlin library. Call
(410) 641-0650. For information call 410-641-7052. tradition – the 18th Annual AGH Penguin Swim. Proceeds
First Wednesday from the event, gathered through corporate sponsorships
Sun., Dec. 25
Blood Pressure Checks Fri., Jan. 6 and participant fundraising, support the strategic plans un-
Second and Fourth Tuesday Noel Christmas Dinner
The OP Volunteer Fire Dept. will Basket & Bag Bingo dertaken by Atlantic General Hospital to improve individual
Life After Loss The Noel Community volunteers
provide free blood pressure checks The Bishopville Volunteer Fire Dept and community health. For more information or to register
A non-denominational support serve a free turkey and ham dinner
to residents at the Community Cen- Auxiliary will be holding a visit penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org, find us on Facebook
group meets at 11 a.m. in Family with all the trimmings from 11 a.m.
ter 10-11:30 a.m. Call Capt. Bill Longaberger Basket and Vera at facebook.com/penguinswim or call 410-641-9644.
Life Center at Community Church at to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's by-the-Sea on
Bounds at 410-641-8272.
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Hardscapes: Patios Decks Sidewalks Walls email@example.com
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1 Pitts Street 410-641-7548
Berlin, Maryland 21811 MHIC #83501
Waterfront Electrical Service Hot Tubs & Spas
Custom Homes, Home Improvements & Remodeling
Budget & Service Oriented 20 Years Experience
Residential Commercial Interior & Exterior Lighting Quality Construction Licensed & Insured
Service Upgrades Phone/Data/TV Lines Ceiling Fans Design & Drafting Services Free Estimates
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