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                                                                                                             Pines Town Meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the
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                  October 10, 2012 Volume 13 Number 6
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Parking space code
stymies Yacht Club
approval, progress
By Chip Bertino
     It has been a frustrating week for the Ocean
Pines Association (OPA) as it attempts to get its
plans for the new Yacht Club facility approved by
Worcester County officials. At issue is the lack of
required parking spaces per the county code.
     In two separate meetings with county officials
five days apart, OPA was unable to gain approval
for its plans to begin construction of the new facil-
ity.
     The first encounter was with the county Plan-
ning Commission last Thursday afternoon during a
site plan review. Representatives from AWB Engi-
neering, Inc. speaking on behalf of OPA, met with
the commission seeking a joint use parking agree-
ment that would incorporate the parking lots of the
Yacht Club and the Mumford’s Landing pool. Such
an agreement would provide for more parking             Souding out -            Serenity Shockley, Edward Martikyan and Berlin Corbin in Mrs. Julie Vorsteg’s kinder-
spaces that are required for the size and function of   garten class at Ocean City Elementary share an assignment to find things that start with the same sound as their first
the new club. Even with such an agreement, OPA          names.
would be as many as 42 parking spaces short of the
number required by county guidelines.
     The county code regarding off-street parking re-   Home of the Brave provides comfort
quires that restaurants have one parking space for      By Matthew R. Bertino                   and, this past summer,
each 125 square feet of gross floor area. According         It started as a simple idea while   provided for 25 families.
to Jennifer Grasso, county zoning administrator,        mowing the lawn in October of               Since its opening, many
the Yacht Club plans submitted to the county show       2009 and has since grown into a         residents of the area have
a 20,303 square foot facility plus an outdoor din-      profound token of a grateful family,    been eager to help in many
ing area of 2,000 square feet for a total of 22,303.    community, and nation. Tina Pear-       ways to show their appreci-
This number divided by 125 equals 178 required          son, founder of The Home of the         ation for military men and
spaces.                                                 Brave, wondered if opening a home       women and also support
     At one point during the discussion on parking,     near Ocean City would be a worth-       the efforts of Tina Pearson.
the OPA representatives said that to manage the         while project to provide a getaway      The Republican Women of
parking situation during times of simultaneous          for service members and their fam-      Worcester              County
events that would create a high volume of vehicles,     ilies. After travelling to Walter       (RWWC) approached Tina
the Mumford’s Landing pool would be closed. OPA         Reed she found her answer and im-       to find out what kinds of
General Manager Bob Thompson, sitting in the au-        mediately started work.                 donations would best ben-
dience, spoke up to correct that statement. He said         Construction ended in July of       efit the house after they
that the peak usage periods for the pool are in July    2010 and that October, The Home         learned that she bought all Tina and Cordie Pearson showing the coins do-
and August and that the pool closes at 6 p.m. As a      of the Brave had its grand opening.     supplies herself.         The nated by MG Adkins. Photo by Matthew R. Bertino
result he did not believe there would be much over-     Its mission is simple: provide a        RWWC then hosted an
lap causing parking congestion between people at-                                                                                           This past Monday evening, the
                                                        peaceful place for service members      open house, inviting residents of
tending events held at the new club and people                                                                                          RWWC hosted the second annual
                                                        and their families to spend time to-    Worcester County to come see the
visiting the pool. In short, closure of the Mum-                                                                                        gift shower and tour. Though the
                                                        gether. The first family came to        house and bring donations, every-
ford’s Landing pool was not an option under con-                                                                                        weather was not cooperative or as
                                                        enjoy the tranquility of Berlin in      thing from paper products and toi-
sideration.                                                                                                                             nice as it was last year, people still
                                                        January 2011. In its first summer,      letries to gift certificates, over 125
     The Planning Commission opposed the joint use                                                                                      showed up with gifts in hand to see
                                                        The Home of the Brave was able to       guests filled an entire room with
                     please see yacht club on page 12   provide a getaway for 10 families       donated goods.                                     please see brave on page 4
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Atlantic General Hospital ranked safest in state
  Tops list of 46 state hospitals          and then, began linking hospital               It is estimated that healthcare        since January 2008.
                                           rates in fiscal year 2011 to perform-      costs for treatment of hospital asso-          -February 2006, Atlantic General
    Atlantic General Hospital was re-      ance during the previous fiscal year.      ciated infections alone average $33        Hospital’s surgical services depart-
cently ranked forty-sixth out of 46            Atlantic General’s operating rev-      billion annually in the U.S., accord-      ment initiated the Surgical Care Im-
hospitals in the state of Maryland on      enue associated with treating PPCs         ing to the Agency of Healthcare Re-        provement Project (SCIP) through a
the MHACs scale. This is one time          was actually 3.87 percent lower than       search and Quality. Atlantic General       collaborative with the Delmarva
that being at the bottom is positive       expected by the HSCRC. Being               is among hospitals across the state        Foundation. The department has
and, for patients in                             ranked forty-sixth will result in    and nation that are undertaking nu-        continued to drive surgical infection
Worcester County and                             $438,422 in additional rev-          merous quality initiatives to reduce       rates below the national average.
the surrounding area, it                         enue for the hospital during         costs and improve the effectiveness            -November 2007: Atlantic Gen-
is a very good thing in-                         the following fiscal year.           and safety of the care they provide        eral Hospital joined the Maryland
deed. Just what is an                                The 66 hospital acquired         for patients.                              Patient Safety Center’s MRSA Pre-
MHAC?                                            conditions tracked range from            But continuous quality improve-        vention Initiative, a five-month pro-
    It stands for Mary-                          urinary tract infections to more     ment efforts are not a new focus for       gram that helps participating
land Hospital Acquired                           serious blood stream infections      AGH, and they will always remain at        hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and
Conditions and this par-                         to falls-related injuries and de-    the forefront of hospital operations.      dialysis centers identify and success-
ticular ranking, announced this            cubitis ulcers (bed sores). For a full     Among some of the initiatives they         fully implement new practices to re-
month by the Healthcare Service            listing of the PPCs tracked, visit         have undertaken:                           duce the spread of MRSA.
Cost Review Commission (HSCRC),            http://www.hscrc.state.md.us/init_             -December 2004: Atlantic Gen-              -October 2010: Atlantic General
is given to the hospital in the state      qi_MHAC.cfm.                               eral Hospital joined the national          Hospital entered into a two-year col-
with the lowest percentage of health-          The reduction in potentially pre-      100,000 Lives Campaign through             laborative with the Maryland Patient
care costs associated with medical         ventable complications shown on            the Institute for Healthcare Im-           Safety Center, the Maryland Hospi-
conditions that develop after a pa-        paper may be due, in part, to more         provement to save lives through the        tal Association and the Delmarva
tient is admitted for care.                accurate medical coding to ensure          prevention of ventilator-associated        Foundation to develop best practices
    Each hospital in Maryland is as-       that conditions that are present upon      pneumonia (VAP). The campaign              to reduce central line-associated
signed an estimated percentage of          patient admission are actually cap-        lasted 18 months, but Atlantic Gen-        blood stream infections (CLABSIs)
their annual revenue that is expected      tured, but it is also because of the in-   eral Hospital has continued to use         in their ICU. The ICU has had zero
to come from caring for potentially        tense focus on improving the quality       the best practices developed through       such infections for the last 15
preventable conditions (PPCs) – uri-       of care patients receive.                  the initiative and has had zero VAPS       months.
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T he C ourier
          Independently Owned
                                                   RWWC supports numerous programs
                                                   By Betty Cianci
                                                      Organized in 1984, the Republi-
                                                   can Women of Worcester County
                                                                                              Republican Women, which is part
                                                                                              of the National Federation of Re-
                                                                                              publican Women (NFRW). It is in-
                                                                                                                                         (2) to assist in political education
                                                                                                                                         of its members; (3) to broaden un-
                                                                                                                                         derstanding of Republican aims in
               P.O. Box 1326                       (RWWC) has not only wielded a              teresting to note that the NFRW is         government; (4) to foster loyalty
          Ocean Pines, MD 21811                    strong and influential voice in our        one of the largest women’s organi-         by promoting ideals of the Repub-
     410-641-6695 • fax: 410-641-6688              county’s political life but also has       zations in the country with a mem-         lican Party and (5) to increase the
      thecourier@delmarvacourier.com               been an outstanding supporter for          bership of 100,000 women and               number of registered Republicans.
         www.delmarvacourier.com
                                                   a number of viable community pro-          1,800 clubs nationwide.                    RWWC has reached toward those
                 Chip Bertino                      grams; such as “Caring for Amer-              The stated objectives of RWWC           goals by being instrumental in in-
               Publisher/Editor                    ica” and “Literacy” Programs..             are five-fold; (1) to unite Republi-       creasing the number of registered
        chipbertino@delmarvacourier.com
                                                   RWWC is a federated club, one of           can women into an effective and ac-        Republicans in Worcester County
         Debbie Haas / Graphic Artist              46 in the Maryland Federation of           tive part of the Republican Party;         and by campaigning for and help-
           Mary Adair /Comptroller
                                                                                                                                         ing elect many Republicans to
                                                   brave                                      dren play in the yard instead of seeing
             Contributing Writers
                                                                                                                                         local, state, and national office.
                                                   from page 1                                the images of combat. As one family
           Betty Cianci, Ron Fisher,                                                                                                     During this past summer and con-
              Douglas Hemmick,                                                                discovered they could wake up to their     tinuing through Election Day,
        Betty McDermott, Dolores Pike,             the house and enjoyed the festivities      16 year old son making pancakes and
        Tom Range, Sr. and Bev Wisch
                                                                                                                                         RWWC has a team of volunteers at
                                                   and food.                                  not be awaken from the startles of a       Division Street on the boardwalk in
           Robert B. Adair 1938-2007                   Tina commented on her enthusi-         nightmare.                                 Ocean City campaigning for their
                                                   asm for the overwhelming support she           When the idea of The Home of the       candidates.
                                                   has received from the community and        Brave first came to Tina Pearson as
The Courier is published Wednesday morning by                                                                                                In 2007, the RWWC was in-
CMN Communications, Inc. Contents copyright        beyond. Out of curiosity Major Gen-        she mowed her lawn in October of           volved in several historic events.
2012. News release items and calendar entries      eral James Adkins, Adjutant General        2009 she wondered if it would have
should reach us Friday noon prior to publication                                                                                         They hosted a delegation of women
date. The advertising deadline is Friday at 5      of the Maryland National Guard, paid       any value to members of our military.      from Mongolia and supplied them
p.m. Read The Courier online at delmarva-          The Home of the Brave a visit. Upon        In almost two years since the first
courier.com                                                                                                                              with campaign training and educa-
                                                   his departure he made it clear to Tina     family spent time at the house, she has    tion about democracy. Currently
                                                   that he was available at any time for      discovered the incredible relief this      they are a “sister club” to the
                                                   whatever she needed. Hanging on the        has brought to the families who have
 Interactive electronics                                                                                                                 Women’s Democratic Union of
                                                   second floor wall is a display of the      lived through deployments and suf-
 are poised to be all the                                                                                                                Mongolia. RWWC was also suc-
                                                   general’s official challenge coin. Tina    fered injuries while deployed. With
 rage for the 2012 gift-                                                                                                                 cessful in lobbying for passage of
                                                   also received a donation from the As-      the help of the RWWC and the gener-
               giving                                                                                                                    Jessica’s Law in the Maryland Gen-
                                                   sateague State Park when they built        ous donations of Worcester County
                season, as                                                                                                               eral Assembly.
                                                   picnic tables for the front yard.          residents, The Home of the Brave con-
                Flying                                                                                                                       Community programs have been
                                                       The Home of the Brave has gotten       tinues to provide for The Home of the
                Super                                                                                                                    a high priority for the RWWC.
                                                   attention from service members             Brave and show their gratitude to
           ou Grover and                                                                                                                 awards for the “Most Improved Stu-
         Y                                         across the nation. Calls have come         those who have served.
     Did w... Bouncy the                                                                                                                 dent” in each of the three county
         o                                         from Maine and California. This                To learn more about The Home of
      Kn        Happy to                                                                                                                 high schools and an annual dona-
                                                   unique house brings a great opportu-       the Brave, please visit www.thehome-
              See Me Pup                           nity for service members and their         ofthebrave.us.                                             please see rwwc on page 9
         figure to gener-                          families to get away from the stresses
 ate significant inter-                            of deployment or injuries for up to a
 est. In addition, a
 classic interactive
                                                   week. Tina provides gift certificates to
                                                   surrounding businesses and a sugges-
                                                                                              Health Department honored
 electronic toy is making                          tion book for possible activities in            The National Public Health Infor-     Thinking on your Feet for public infor-
 a comeback this year.                             which guests and their families can         mation Coalition (NPHIC) announced        mation efforts during Hurricane Irene.
 Developed in the 1990s,                           partake. Upon their arrival, families       the Worcester County Health depart-       The submission included internal staff
 Furby was one of the                              get a tour from Tina and are then free      ment has been recognized in a national    and external public messages such as
 first interactive toys                            to do “as much or as little as they         competition honoring excellence in        fact sheets, news releases, Web post-
 for kids. Its reincarna-                          want” as Tina put it.                       public health communication.              ings, tweets, and Facebook posts re-
 tion has more expressive                              Some families have gone out for             “We are extremely proud that the      leased during the emergency hurricane
 LCD eyes, more emotions                           the duration of their time to explore       top nationwide voice of public health     activation.
 and various fur colors.                           the surrounding area while others           communication has recognized our              NPHIC is the leading national or-
 It even comes with an                             have spent their time sitting in the        work,” said Health Officer Debbie         ganization for public health communi-
 iOS app. Children can                             front yard relaxing. This escape from       Goeller. “Public health is about pre-     cation professionals. NPHIC’s ranks
 have fun teaching their                           the everyday grind of military life has     venting illness and injury, and that      include public information officers, risk
 Furby to learn English                            an impact on families that cannot be        means educating people to help them       communicators and health educators at
 and respond through                               described. The Home of the Brave has        understand and reduce their individual    state, tribal and local health depart-
 play                                              provided service members a tranquil         health risks.”                            ments across the country. As the recog-
                                                   place where they can sit in peace lis-          Worcester County Health Depart-       nized voice of public health
                                                   tening to the breeze in the trees in-       ment public information officer Kather-   communication, NPHIC’s award pro-
                                                   stead of hearing the echoes of gunfire,     ine Gunby received the Bronze Award       gram offers gold, silver and bronze
                                                   explosions, and screams in the back or      in the In-House Crisis and Emergency      awards in 17 public health communica-
                                                   their mind. They can doze off in a          Risk Communication Category –             tion categories.
                                                   comfortable chair seeing their chil-
                                                                                                             October 10, 2012 The Courier Page 5


Stop, turnaround and change
   As my children were growing up            There were occasions when I let
there were occasions when either         slide what my kids wore. There is a
their mother or I would have to stop     line between unacceptable and an ex-
them before they made it out the         pression of youthful individualism.


                                                                                             
front door to tell them to change        The line isn’t always easy to see. For
what they were wearing. It didn’t        instance, they at times liked wearing
happen too often and the situation       shirts that had the picture or name of
                                                       a rock band on it. I
                                                       don’t think I’ve ever
                                                       worn such a shirt. Nor     #)*.(% & .,$ ))* ,.$0 ' ' ,-
               It’s All About. . .                     have I worn something
                                                                                  ( (.$0 - -.$&& 0$&& .)  #)' )1( ,- .) )!!- . )-.-
                By Chip Bertino                        that promotes a com-
                                                       pany or car manufac-
                                                                                    )! +/&$!$  ( ,"3 !!$$ (3 $'*,)0 ' (.- *,)/.-
                chipbertino@delmarvacourier.com        turer or sports team.              .#,)/"#   *. )! )/-$(" )''/($.3
                                                       I’ve just never been              0 &)*' (. -   )'  . ,)",'
was more likely to occur with one of comfortable          donning      clothing                        /(.$&   

our boys than our daughter.              adorned with corporate catch-
    The “Stop, Turnaround and phrases, logos or illustrations. I’ve                                 . - 0$&& !),
Change” dictate was usually triggered made a couple exceptions over the                      )'*, # (-$0 #)' ( ,"3 /$.
because the questionable article of years but not many. My kids haven’t                     $, - &$(" $(-/&.$)( /. - &$("
clothing was inappropriate for where felt that way.                                         /,#- )! ( ,"3 ., **&$( -
they were headed. For instance, a T-         As they’ve matured, they have de-     ( ,"3 ., +/&$!$  # .$(" 0 (.$&.$("  -3-. '-
shirt was not going to cut it for a veloped their own style which for the                  ( ,"3 !!$$ (. & .,$ 1. , # . ,-
more formal setting. Conversely, most part I like. The boys will often
wearing a good pair of pants to play “suit up” if they’re going out and my         ) & ,( '), ") .) 111 #)*.(% & .,$ ))*
football in the yard was a no-no as daughter is always quite fashionable,               &$% )(   ), && #)'- 3(&&
well. There were times when they having developed somewhat of a
slipped out the door unnoticed, com- clothes hound propensity, a habit                       . 
 
           2. 



ing home with either grass stains or a that will no doubt be passed on to my
hole in a new shirt or pair of pants. granddaughter. My poor son-in-law.
Those were not happy occasions. To           With the passage of time, the ta-
this day if you open one of our bles have turned with my children
kitchen cabinets and listen closely, sometimes telling me to, “Stop, turn-
you can still hear the echo of my around and change” because they
wife’s angry lamentations of years don’t like what I’m wearing, that I
ago.                                     look to much like an “old man.” Not
    Often I would demand a change long ago my boys, wife and I were
be made if one of the kids was wear- heading out. As I approached the
ing a T-shirt emblazoned with an of- front door my boys stopped me and
fensive (or what I thought was said I looked stupid wearing socks
offensive) saying or illustration. with dock shoes. “Go fix that,” they
Much to their chagrin, I believe what told me, “You are not leaving the
you wear reflects who you are. As house looking like that.” I took off
they got older they came to appreci- the socks.
ate my philosophy, I think. It could         My daughter, who takes two hours
be they just humored me and when to get herself ready just to go the su-
they were out of the house they permarket, one time raised an eye-
changed back to what they had been brow of disapproval when, coming in
wearing.                                 from yard work wearing a grass
    Despite being fashionable or so I stained, oil smudged T-shirt and
was told, I never liked ripped jeans. paint splattered shorts, I said I would
Who buys clothing that is already de- join her. She left without me.
stroyed? At some time or another             It must be retribution for a fash-
each of the kids had a pair of these ion oppressed childhood that my kids
“fashionable” jeans. I guess I should- feel free to now judge what I wear.
n’t be too judgmental as there was a Interestingly nary a word is ever said
time I wore checkered blue and white to their mother. One of these times
polyester slacks. If ever there was an I’m going to arrive at their house
example of fashion faux pas, those wearing canary yellow shorts, a half
slacks were it. They could have cow- tucked in orange T shirt and sandals
ered a raging bull in heat they were so with calf high black socks. What an
ugly. They certainly stunted my dat- expression of individualism that will
ing options in high school.              be!
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                                                                                    Betty’s Corner

                                                                                         Hemmick has
                                                                                           his eyes
  October Drink Specials
      Cocktail of the month
                                                                                          in the sky
                                                                                                                    By Betty Cianci
        Chesapeake Cosmo
 Spirit & Beer of the month $3.25
  Angry Orchard Apple Hard Cider
     Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
      Red wine of the month
                                               ouglas (Doug) Hemmick has              Currently Doug’s professional        selected subject matter they have ex-

                                       D
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     White Wine of the month                   been our Ocean Pines neigh-        work encompasses both physics and        plored. Overall, Doug feels he has not
    FoxBrook Chardonnay $5.00                  bor since 1993. Doug’s pro-        astronomy. He is actively engaged in     only opened new vistas to his stu-
       Other Beer Specials             fessional background in physics and        both the teaching and writing fields.    dents but has made wonderful
           Heineken $3.25              astronomy allows Courier readers to        In 2011 he was the principal author      friends as well.
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                                       know when to keep their “eyes to the       of a professional- level book on quan-       When asked if he had been in-
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                                       skies.” His articles inform readers        tum physics entitled “Bell’s Theorem     vited to other institutions to speak on
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                                       when times are favorable for viewing       and Quantum Realism.”                    astronomy, Doug affirmatively re-
                                       specific stars and constellations. The          Doug teaches at the Osher Life-     sponded. He has taught a course at
                                       detailed diagramming and descrip-          long Learning Institute at Lewes, DE.    Wor Wic which was well received.
                                       tions given by Doug allows readers to      This is a special program run by the     He mentioned the class was held at
                                       easily track these heavenly bodies.        University of Delaware and is geared     the Wor Wic classroom at Ocean Re-
                                       After a night of stargazing, the words     to students over age 50. This pro-       sorts Golf Club. He also had a chance
                                       expressed by Plato may appear rele-        gram offers a rich environment since     to speak this past spring at the
                                       vant today. This ancient philosopher       students attending are there purely      Pittsville Public Library on quantum
       TUESDAY NIGHT                   wrote, “It is clear to everyone that as-
                                       tronomy at all events compels the
                                                                                  for the joy and sake of learning. The
                                                                                  instructors are given the freedom to
                                                                                                                           physics. He was particularly im-
                                                                                                                           pressed that one of the attendees at
       BURGER NIGHT                    soul to look upwards, and draws it         “follow their hearts” selecting the      his lecture was a high school fresh-
       $5.00 BURGER                    from the things of this world to the       topic they feel would be most illumi-    man who was an avid follower of sci-
                                       other.”                                    nating.     The subjects Doug has        ence. Doug later found out that the
      THURSDAY NIGHT                       Born in Baltimore, MD, Doug was
                                       raised in the suburbs of that city
                                                                                  taught have ranged from quantum
                                                                                  physics to some that are deeply
                                                                                                                           student had read about “quantum
                                                                                                                           entanglement” on the internet.
        STEAK NIGHT                    where he graduated from Joppa-             philosophical. He related that many          Along with other family mem-
                                       towne High school. Doug and his            of his students have been fascinated     bers, Doug enjoys music and in par-
        FRIDAY NIGHT                   older brother had a fascination for        by the stars long before any class-      ticular vocals.      He spent several
       FRIED SHRIMP                    math and science and they both
                                       found their educational niche in
                                                                                  room experience. As a result of their
                                                                                  interests, together they have ex-
                                                                                                                           years singing with the Worcester
                                                                                                                           Chorale under Directors William
                                       physics. Doug attended Rutgers Uni-        plored topics like exoplanets, which     Folger and Billy Wall. He also had
    SATURDAY NIGHT                     versity in New Brunswick, NJ and           are planets outside the solar system,    performed in concerts with the
  BLACKENED SALMON                     also went on to receive a Ph.D. in
                                       Physics from that institution. He felt
                                                                                  dark matter and black holes. Doug
                                                                                  has also covered esoteric subjects
                                                                                                                           chorale. Doug attends church at St.
                                                                                                                           Paul’s Episcopal in Berlin.
        $12.95                         fortunate to work under Professor          such as the extraordinary power of           In essence, Doug’s astronomy
                                       Sheldon Goldstein, a world-                physics to explain the universe. He      columns in The Courier allow most
                                       renowned figure in quantum theory.         explained they have not focused on       amateur stargazers to learn more
                                       He then taught several years as a vis-     NASA’s planetary explorations as         about the stars and planets. The
                                       iting professor at Salisbury Univer-       much as on “big” projects such as the    words of famed artist Vincent Van
                                       sity. When he was at the University,       Hubble Space Telescope and discov-       Gogh may sum up the feelings we
                                       his astronomy interests began to           ery of the expanding universe. Many      have when looking upward at a dark-
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                                                                                         County to hold recycling day
                                                                                             The Recycling Division of Worces-       vironment and our own health.
                                                                                         ter County Public Works, in conjunc-            This free event is open to Worcester
                                                                                         tion with Maryland Environmental            County residents only. A representative
                                                                                         Services and the Maryland Department        from MDE will be on-site checking ve-
                                                                                         of the Environment (MDE), will con-         hicle registration. Clean Venture of Bal-
                                                                                         duct Household Hazardous Waste, and         timore is responsible for the safe
                                                                                         E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Col-      disposal of all hazardous waste col-
                                                                                         lection Day on Saturday, October 20, at     lected. The electronics will be shipped
                                                                                         the Showell Elementary School parking       to an electronics recycler for disman-
                                                                                         lot from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.         tling. For more information, contact
                                                                                             Gather up those old or unusable         Worcester County Recycling Manager
                                                                                         cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas     Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.
                                                                                         and other fuels, oil-base paints, thin-
                                                                                         ners and everyday hazardous wastes
                                                                                         accumulating in and around the home
                                                                                                                                      Help OP win grant
                                                                                         and bring them to the recycling center           Ocean Pines is currently in 8th
                                                                                         for safe disposal. Electronic items, such    place out of 50 in the RecycleBank
Funds raised - NARFE Chapter 2274 members Bill and Jo Fortney, of Ocean                  as computers, monitors, keyboards,           recycling challenge. Help Ocean
Pines, held a fundraiser and raised $1,100 to be added to the fund for Alzheimer’s Re-   printers, radios, televisions and VCRs,      Pines win a $100,000 grant by reg-
search at NARFE’s state level campaign. Bill and Jo presented the check to Ted           will be collected and later recycled.        istering your household and report
Jensen, NARFE Maryland Federation president, at a Federation meeting in Bowie, MD            Because household hazardous              that your household recycled every
October 2.                                                                               waste and electronics don’t break down       other week through the single-
   Pictured from left: Arlene Page, NARFE Chapter 2274 president, Bill and Jo Fort-      easily, recycling them saves much-           stream recycling program. It only
ney, and Ted Jensen.                                                                                                                  takes a second but could have a big
                                                                                         needed landfill space. Furthermore,
                                                                                         many of the items contain poisonous          impact on your community.
Healing with horses event scheduled                                                      materials that could seep out of the             You can sign up at www.Recy-
    The heartbreak of losing someone        children through their feelings.             landfill and contaminate surrounding         clebank.com/greenchoices. Recy-
you love takes time to heal and the             This activity is free and is designed    soil and groundwater. Proper disposal        clebank Customer Care is available
when it is a child who is experiencing      for children 6 years of age and older        of these items is among many simple          at Recyclebank.com or 888- 727-
the loss, the process is even more dif-     and their families. No horse experi-         tasks we can practice to protect our en-     2978.
ficult and unpredictable. To help chil-     ence necessary and riding is optional,
dren and their families cope with loss,     but children must be accompanied by
Coastal Hospice is hosting Hope and         a responsible adult. This activity will
Healing with Horses on Saturday, Oc-        take place rain or shine and lunch is
tober 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at        provided. Advance registration is pre-
Kindred Spirit Farm in Salisbury.           ferred by contacting 443-944-5846 or
    Hope and Healing with Horses is         mdasher@coastalhospice.org. Kin-
an equine-assisted activity where chil-     dred Spirit Farm is located at 31191
dren and their families are taught          Johnson Road in Salisbury.
strategies to express their grief, reduce       Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice
stress and isolation, and connect with      is a private non-profit community pro-
others going through similar experi-        gram that provides traditional hospice
ences. Horses offer a pure, nonjudg-        services, palliative care, bereavement
mental relationship and allow children      support, education and training to res-
to connect to a living being without the    idents in Worcester, Wicomico,
risk of rejection or criticism. Coastal     Dorchester, and Somerset Counties.
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                           records     CDs/DVDs      books
                              fishing rods     golf clubs
                          electronics toys mannequins
                            arcade games                         store displays

                                                   Hats, wigs & mannequins                               Memorial golf tournament — The Worcester County Veterans Me-
                                                       for Halloween!                                    morial at Ocean Pines held their annual golf tournament at the Ocean City Golf Club
                                                                                                         September 26 with proceeds going to benefit educational outreach programs. More than
                                                                                                         80 golfers participated with prizes given for hole-in-one, straightest drive, putting and
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                                                                                                         GM town meeting tonight
                                                                                                            Keeping to his commitment to en-                budget, the Yacht
                                                                                                         courage civic engagement, General                  Club, the Golf Club,
                                                                                                         Manager Bob Thompson announced                     facilities and other
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                                                                                                                          October 10, 2012 The Courier Page 9


       County Commissioner Briefs
The Worcester County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oc-
tober 2. All commissioners were present. The following matters were han-
dled. - Chip Bertino

It’s coming down
   Commissioners accepted a $23,848 bid from Miller’s Land Service, Inc.
(Princess Anne) to demolish Pusey’s County Store located on Snow Hill Road in
Snow Hill.

Lease accepted
    Commissioners accepted a recommendation of a 1.1 acre commercial shell-
fish aquaculture lease in Chincoteague Bay just north of Public Landing. The lo-
cation is adjacent to a 36 acre lease area.

Legislative session scheduled
   A Special Legislative Session has been scheduled for November 7. The pur-
pose of the session is to discuss county bond refunding that will save the county Teamwork — John Liberto, Matthew Bagrwoski, Lisa Taylor and Michael Scott
$1.5 million over the next 20 years with much of the savings occurring within the demonstrate an activity that requires teamwork in the “Junior ROTC Leadership Acad-
next six years. Chief Administrative Officer Gerald Mason commented that the emy” at Stephen Decatur Middle’s After School Academy.
savings will help offset anticipated revenue shortages because of assessment de-
valuation.
                                                                                     Closed commissioner
No speed change
   Following a traffic speed study and on the advice of John Tustin, director of
the Department of Public Works, commissioners voted not to change the 30
                                                                                     session made public
                                                                                        The Worcester County Commis-             -Meredith Mears was hired to fill
mph speed limited posted on Snug Harbor Road.
                                                                                     sioners held a closed session on Sep-    the newly created position of Deputy
                                                                                     tember 18. All members with the          Director of Economic Development.
Budget reassignments, reserve encumbrances                                           exception of Louise Gulyas were pres-       -Kelly Hurley was transferred to
    In two separate unanimous votes, commissioners accepted the recommen-            ent. The following matters were han-     Special Investigator with the Office of
dations of Budget Officer Kathy Whited to 1) set aside or commit funds for con-      dled.                                    the State’s Attorney office.
tracts and purchase orders (totaling $1.555,107) that will be fulfilled subsequent      Personnel actions:                       Board Appointments (Adult Public
to the end of the last fiscal period and, 2) transfer budget funds ($114,419)           -Sewell Cropper, Jr. was promoted     Guardianship Board)
among various budget line items to balance the FY2012 budget. The transfers          to Recycle Worker III within the Solid      -Dr. Dia Arpon, psychiatrist
do not change the overall FY2012 budget.                                             Waste Division of Public Works.             -Melissa Banks, public health
                                                                                        -Rob Johannsen was rehired as a       nurse
Money moved                                                                          Recycle Worker II within the Solid          -Roberta Baldwin, professional
    Commissioners agreed to surplus monies in the amount of $2,133 in the            Waste Division of Public Works.          representative for Social Services
FY2012 of the Worcester County Extension to FY2013. The funds will be used
for salaries, benefits and travel.                                                     rwwc                                   County Women’s Commission.
                                                                                       from page 4                                   The RWWC has monthly
Program continued                                                                                                             luncheon meetings that take place
    The county will continue its participation in the Maryland Housing Rehabil-        tion of a flag that flew over the      on the fourth Thursday of each
itation Program (MHRP) which is a loan product targeted to Maryland residents          U.S. Capitol to one of the area’s      month, except July, August and
with acceptable credit whose income is below 80% of the state median income.           schools; (2) support of the military   December. These meetings are
The county’s allocation for FY2013 is $45,002.                                         through programs such as; Valen-       held at local restaurants with var-
                                                                                       tines for Veterans; support to the     ious speakers presenting current
Property transfer                                                                      Home of the Brave and participa-       issues. New members are wel-
   Commissioners voted to transfer ownership of an 8,300 sq. ft. land parcel to        tion at the Veterans Memorial at       come. Men are welcome as Asso-
the Town of Snow Hill. The site is situated in front of the train station.             Ocean Pines; (3) support of            ciate Members. Please call the
                                                                                       Worcester G.O.L.D. programs for        Membership Chair, Barbara Lof-
Proclamation                                                                           needy children in Worcester            fler, at 410-208-0890, or e-mail
                                                                                       County plus Christmas, Easter and      her at barbaraloffler@aol.com.
    Commissioners pro-
                                                                                       “Back to School” programs; and             The current RWWC officers
claimed the week of Octo-
                                                                                       (4) donations of books to the          are: President, Joan Gentile; First
ber 15 through 19 as
                                                                                       Worcester County Library and           Vice President, Lou Ann Trummel;
Economic Development
                                                                                       local schools for the RWWC An-         Second Vice President, Carol
Week      in   Worcester
                                                                                       nual Paperback Book Library Proj-      Quinto; Secretary, Dr. Sharon Nel-
County. Economic Devel-
                                                                                       ect at Showell Elementary School       son; Treasurer, Gail Schuler and
opment Director Bill
                                                                                       and the McGuffey Bookworm Club         Recording Secretary, Marjorie Ha-
Badger was on hand to ac-
                                                                                       sponsored by the Worcester             good.
cept the proclamation.
Page 10 The Courier October 10, 2012


County schedules
flu shot clinics
    The Worcester County Health De-            high dose flu vaccine which may re-
partment urges all residents age 6             sult in a stronger immune response
months and older to get vaccinated             against the flu.
for the 2012-2013 seasonal flu.                    Flu vaccine is available for
    This year’s vaccine provides pro-          Worcester county residents at the
tection against three strains of flu           health department locations in
virus expected to circulate this sea-          Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Berlin.
son. Two of the strains are different          Community clinics will be held from
from the 2011 vaccine. Last year’s             8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the following
vaccine will not protect against this          dates:
year’s       flu                                   -Mondays, October 22, October
viruses.     All                               29, November 5 at the Berlin Health
people, includ-                                Center.
ing pregnant                                       -Wednesdays, October 24, Octo-
women       and                                ber 31, November 7 at the Pocomoke
those      with                                Health Center.
medical condi-                                     -Fridays, October 26, November 2,
tions,       are                               November 9 at the Snow Hill Health Lions welcome new member
strongly rec-                                  Department.                               Kevin Gregory, Esq., is the newest member of the Ocean City Lions Club. He was
ommended to                                        Worcester County Health Depart- sworn in recently at the Lions Den in West Ocean City. Kevin is an associate attorney at
get a flu vac-                                 ment will bill Medicare and Medicaid the Law Firm of Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy and Almand, with offices in Ocean City and Ocean
cine each year.                                for flu vaccine. Medicare or Medicaid Pines. Pictured with Kevin Gregory is Past District Governor Norm Cathell and OC
    People age 65 years and older have         cards must be presented at the time of Lions President Cindy Malament.
a choice of two flu vaccines available         service. For all others, the suggested
to them at the Worcester County
Health Department. They can choose
                                               donation for the flu vaccine is $15. No
                                               one will be denied service due to in-    Boggs to hold town meeting
to receive a regular flu vaccine or a          ability to pay.                           Worcester County Commissioner ter County’s Director of Economic
                                                   For more information visit the Judy Boggs will hold her last Town Development, who will discuss a
                                               Worcester County Health Depart-                          Meeting of 2012 on broad overview of what is being
                                               ment‘s website at www.worcester-                         Saturday, October planned for the Walmart/Home
                                               health.org or call us at 410-632-1100.                   20, at 10 a.m., at the Depot area on Rte. 50 that will en-
                                                                                                         Ocean Pines library.      hance this area as a shopping desti-
                                                The LORD will surely save me
                                                                                                             Mrs. Boggs will       nation.
                                                 So we will play my songs on                             discuss issues such            As always, there will be lively dis-
                                               stringed instruments Isaiah 38.20                         as natural gas, Rte.      cussion about current and forthcom-
                                                                                                         589, the Ocean            ing development and issues.
                                                                                           Judy Boggs
                                                                                                         Downs Casino and          Everyone is invited to attend and
                                                            We do that!                                  many other issues         bring a friend; however, it is sug-
                                                                                                         pertinent to Ocean        gested that you come early as seating
                                                                                        Pines and       Northern Worcester         is limited, as is parking at the library.
The First State Detachment of Ocean View, DE                                            County.                                         For more information, call Judy
is looking for new members.                                                                The guest speaker will be Worces-       Boggs at 410-641-6158.
            Check out our website:
      http://www.firststatemarines.org/
                                                                                         Special recognition on Veterans Day
                                Clean, Dependable, Efficient and
                                                                                             Once again, the Worcester             Ocean Pines.
                              Economical Pipeline Gas Since 1930                          County Veterans Memorial Foun-              All veterans will be honored but
                                    Serving the Communities of                            dation will honor all veterans at        there will be a special recognition
                                Ocean City, West Ocean City, Berlin,                                       the 9 th Annual         of those who served during the
                             Ocean Pines, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City                                      Veterans      Day       Desert Shield/Desert Storm Era
                                                                                                           Ceremony       on       (1990 to 1991). If you are a veteran
                               Tank, Cylinder and Bulk Delivery                                            Sunday, Novem-          who served during this period,
                                to Areas Just Beyond the Mains                                             ber 11 at 11 a.m.       please call one of the following by
                        Before You Dig, Call Toll-Free “Miss Utility                                          The Worces-          Nov. 1 to contribute your name to
                            of Delmarva” at 811. It’s the Law!                                             ter County Vet-         the program booklet: Marjorie
                                                                                                           erans Memorial          Hagood at 410-641-7736, or Doug
  Pocomoke City Only                      11934 Ocean Gateway Ste. 11, WOC                                 at Ocean Pines          Slingerland at 410-208-1287.
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                                                                                                                      Thursday, October 25 from 4 to 6 pm
                                                                                                                         The Ocean Pines Yacht Club
                                                                                                                   Free Appetizers * Cash Bar * Rain or Shine
                                                                                                             Are you on the fence and confused about whom to support? Think we need
                                                                                                              a change and want more information? Come to the Yacht Club and meet
Crafter of the month                                                                                              Dan who is a nationally recognized candidate with much to offer!
The Pine’eer Craft Club has honored Barbara Veenhof as the October crafter of the
month. Barbara’s handcrafted items include football team table runners, purses, football                                         EVERYONE WELCOME!!
team pins, wine bags and kitchen coasters with magnets. Her items are on display and
available for purchase every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Pine’eer                                        DONATI ONS ARE ENCOURAGED
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    Get ready to fall into fun when            walk, inflatable bounce houses, a
 the annual Family Fall Festival re-           giant double slide, children’s Chi-
 turns to Most Blessed Sacrament               nese auction and other family fun.
 Catholic School at 11242 Racetrack                Games, rides and other activi-
 Rd. in Berlin on Friday, October 26           ties require tickets. Cost is $1.00
 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.                         per ticket or $20.00 for 30 tickets
    Hosted by the Home School As-              day of the festival. The festival also
 sociation, this family-friendly               offers plenty of free parking.
 event features something for                      To learn more about the festival
 everyone. Festival-goers can meet             or how to be a vendor at this family-
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 cious hot food and delectable                 Rutzler                             at
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yacht club                                worst enemy” if they did not properly     The tone of the meeting was cordial         square feet and the areas devoted to
from page 1                               manage the parking situation.             and it was clear that Mr. Tudor, serv-      the bride and groom dressing areas.
                                              It appeared OPA anticipated prob-     ing as judge of the proceedings, very       Ms. Grasso did not agree to this option
parking agreement on a five to two        lems with the planning commission         much wanted to assist OPA in its ef-        for the storage and dressing areas but
vote. The effective result of the vote    because they had already requested an     forts but still maintain the integrity of   expressed flexibility for the Harbor-
was to officially stop the proceedings.   administrative adjustment hearing         the county parking ordinance which          master office.
Voting against the plan was Marlene       with Ed Tudor, director of Planning       had been reviewed and revised just              Another request was to reduce the
Ott, chair of the commission who was      Review and Permitting. That meeting       three years ago. At that time, accord-      size of each parking space from 10 feet
concerned about limited parking avail-    was held yesterday, Tuesday.              ing to Mr. Tudor, parking space re-         wide by 20 feet long to nine and half
ability and what effect lighting at the       Among the options available to        quirements in relation to building          feet wide by 20 feet long. Mr. Tudor
pool parking lot would have on the ad-    OPA to comply with county parking         square footage were dramatically re-        said that he would consider this op-
jacent Mumford Landing residential        regulations is to reduce the square       duced.                                      tion. However, OPA could still be
community. Board member H. Coston         footage of the building, carve out more       During the hearing OPA sought to        about a half dozen spaces short of the
Gladding said the parking lighting        area for parking spaces, resubmit plans   reduce the parking space requirement        requirement.
would have to be on seven days a week,    to the county subtracting the space       for the square footage devoted to               Although it is within his discretion,
365 days per year.                        within the Yacht Club plans not identi-   “business services” and “additional         Mr. Tudor did not approve a waiver
   Board member Wayne Hartman at-         fied for dining use such as offices and   storage;” requesting an adjustment          that would have reduced the number
tempted to make the case to his fellow    storage space or come up with an al-      from one space per 125 square feet to       of required spaces by twenty percent,
commission members that the joint         ternative plan.                           one space per 350 square feet for these     something OPA had hoped to receive.
agreement should be approved be-              During yesterday’s meeting, OPA       areas. These areas would have in-           He asked OPA to resubmit a parking
cause OPA is a homeowners associa-        was represented by Mr. Thompson and       cluded the Harbormaster’s office space      plan to his office taking into account
tion and that they would be their “own    the community’s attorney Joe Moore.       estimated to be between 400 and 500         narrower spaces to see how close it
                                                                                                                                could come to the required number.
                                                                                                                                Further he suggested they look at other

                      9th ANNUAL                                                                                                options including possibly entering
                                                                                                                                into an agreement with Pines Point
                                                                                                                                Marina (which is about 3/10 of a mile

                VETERANS DAY CEREMONY                                                                                           from the Yacht Club) to use their park-
                                                                                                                                ing lot for overflow when necessary,
                                                                                                                                possibly providing valet service. Rec-
                                                                                                                                ognizing the realistic usage of the
                                                                                                                                nearby Mumford’s Landing pool park-
                                                                                                                                ing lot, he suggested restriping that lot
                                                                                                                                with narrower spaces. It is within Mr.
                                                                                                                                Tudor’s discretion to allow the inclu-
                                                                                                                                sion of the spaces available at the
                                                                                                                                Mumford’s Landing lot in the parking
                                                                                                                                space requirement calculation. Al-
                                                                                                                                though it would accomplish the same
                                                                                                                                goal, it is a different approval process
                                                                                                                                than the joint use parking agreement
                                                                                                                                that was shot down during Thursday’s
                                                                                                                                Planning Commission meeting.
                                                                                                                                    With regard to the suggestion made
                                                                                                                                Thursday to reduce the size of the
                                                                                                                                Yacht Club to meet the parking space
                                                                                                                                requirements, Mr. Moore said that this
                                                                                                                                option was a non-starter because the
                                                                                                                                design and concept of the new Yacht
                                                                                                                                Club was approved by an overwhelm-
                                                                                                                                ing majority of Ocean Pines members
                                                                                                                                during the recent referendum vote. To
                                                                                                                                make a change in the facility could
                                                                                                                                open the door for at the least member
                                                                                                                                dissatisfaction to potential litigation.
                                                                                                                                    OPA was urged to resubmit their
                                                                                                                                parking space plan to Mr. Tudor by
                                                                                                                                next Wednesday so that if approved by
                                                                                                                                him, it could once again go before the
                                                                                                                                planning commission at its next meet-
                           All are welcome - please bring your lawn chairs.                                                     ing in November.
                                                                                                                                    Following the meeting Mr. Thomp-
  All veterans will be honored with special recognition to Desert Shield/Desert Storm veterans.                                 son was optimistic saying that Mr.
          If you served in the military during this time period please contact Marjorie Hagood                                  Tudor and Ms. Grasso provided help-
        at 410-641-7736 or Doug Slingerland at 410-208-1287 by October 26 that you will attend.                                 ful suggestions that should ultimately
                                                                                                                                lead to approval.
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New center offers wide variety of activities
    The newest community resource         a local network of Little Free Libraries     sewing machine, or participate in a           Red Doors are teaming up to provide
for Worcester County is now accepting     to help promote literacy: within the         spirituality themed Book Club. For            free Job Skills workshops tailored to
registrations for programs starting       next few weeks the first Little Library      babies and preschoolers, The Red              student and adult populations. The
this fall. The Red Doors Community        will be installed on 3rd Street in Ocean     Doors has Kindermusik classes, baby           Red Doors Community Center is an
Center at St. Paul’s By-The-Sea offers    City, with the first Berlin “branch” to      sign language, Mommy and Me ballet,           outreach of St. Paul’s By-The-Sea
classes for children and adults in a      follow. On October 20 The Red Doors          and Storytelling Yoga.                        Episcopal Church, but nearly all pro-
wide variety of areas including cre-      is hosting a Builder’s Day Event so that        The Red Doors has partnered with           grams are secular in nature.
ativity, wellness, education, and phi-    individuals and families can bring ma-       Coast Kids of the Assateague Coastal             For more information, check out
lanthropy.                                terials to upcycle and build a branch        Trust to offer environmental science          The     Red     Doors    online    at
    The mission of The Red Doors is to    for their own neighborhood with the          classes for homeschoolers and                 http://www.reddoors.org. To discuss
provide opportunities for enrichment      help of carpenters and volunteers.           preschoolers. The Red Doors is also           any program offerings, please e-mail
in mind, body, and spirit to children         Ever want to try the olympic sport       partnering with the Worcester County          Fawn Mete, director of The Red Doors,
and adults of the community. Located      of fencing? How about taking violin or       Children’s Theater Workshop to offer          at thereddoorscc@gmail.com or call
on 3rd Street just off the boardwalk in   guitar lessons? Want to enroll your          acting and stagecraft classes for chil-       410-458-1325.
Ocean City, The Red Doors is posi-        child in a cooking class, ballet, art his-   dren. Starbucks of Ocean City and The
tioned to bring together the resources    tory, jazz, or a sewing crafts work-
of downtown Ocean City and provide        shop? What about learning Salsa,              NAACP luncheon is October 20
a gathering place for the talented pro-   Merengue, Bachata, Argentine Tango,           Worcester County N.A.A.C.P. members discuss the October 20 Freedom Fund Luncheon.
fessionals of this area to offer their    Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, or Cha Cha             This annual event will be held at Stephen Decatur Middle School and will feature Keynote
knowledge and expertise in the form       with your partner while your kids are         Speaker Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
of workshops, classes and events.         being babysat on site for free? The           Tickets are $25. For more infor-
    The heart of The Red Doors Com-       Red Doors offers these and so many            mation, call 443-944-6701. Pic-
                                                                                        tured are Bertha Purnell, Laura
munity Center is community outreach.      more unique programs to connect and
                                                                                        Lassiter, Dr. Roxie Dennis,
The Red Doors is offering micro-          grow our community. You can build             N.A.A.C.P. president, and Gabe
grants to individuals who have an in-     an electric guitar from scratch, paint        Purnell; (left to right back row)
novative idea to help their               plein-air landscapes, learn to make           Pat Warren, Linda Purnell, Ivory
communities and schools through our       jewelry, fuse stained glass, take Pi-         Smith and Barbara Richardson
Dish It Out meal-based micro-grant-       lates, enroll in a life changing Health       (left to right front table).
ing events. The Red Doors is building     and Wellness program, learn to use a




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 CR O S S W O RD                                                                                     That’s how my
       ACROSS
1. Free from danger
                          45. Personal
                             backgrounds
                                                  5. Deeds, actions or 43. Degree of warmth
                                                     events              46. Boil over with
                                                                                                     garden grows...
5. Dull in appearance     47. Purplish red        6. Surrounds               anger
9. Mothers                49. Major division of   7. Requests            47. Chocolate trees                         By Betty McDermott
14. Grand __ racing          geological time      8. Superlative         48. Israeli airport
                                                     of “good”                                   Hello Fellow Gardeners,                        offer them to a garden friend or a neigh-
15. Department in         50. Chapeauxs                                      code
                                                  9. Tycoons                                         Fall has arrived at last and what won-     bor.
   France                 51. Guitarist in 20                            50. Official language
                                                  10. Start anew                                 derful, cool, sunny days we have enjoyed.          It is bulb planting time again. Here
16. Into a state of          across                                          of India
                                                  11. Extinct ratites                            Our internal clocks are slowly adjusting       are a few tips on planting those spring
   difficulty             57. Ivanhoe author                             51. Japanese
                                                  12. OM                                         to the changes as dusk comes earlier in        flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils,
17. Two-toed sloth           Sir Walter                                  stringed instrument
                                                  13. Patti Hearst’s                             the evening and daylight comes later in        narcissus and jonquils.
18. Printing liquids      59. New Rochelle                                52. Prevent from
                                                     captors                                     the morning, making it difficult to get out        *Plant bulbs by mid October as they
19. Genus Bouteloua          college                                         being seen
                                                  21. Method of birth                            of bed. Do you find yourselves going to        will establish faster and bloom earlier.
   grasses                60. Scoring area                                53. Churn up
                                                     control                                     bed earlier in the evening and wanting to      Additionally, the soil still retains some
20. Jagger’s band         61. Donate income                               54. Cape near
                                                  22. Indebted to                                sleep later in the dark mornings? Well,        summer heat which aids in their estab-
23. Pulls                    regularly            25. Dulled by surfeit      Lisbon
                                                                                                 you are not alone as I do too. Daylight        lishment.
24. No longer is          62. Carthage queen      26. l836 siege of U.S.  55. Not light
                                                                                                 Saving Time does not end until Novem-              * Place your bulbs in groups, not
25. Waldorf and           63. Beige               27. Gull genus          56. Change direction
                                                                                                 ber 4 and Election Day is November 6.          singly or in rows; group odd numbers for
   tossed                 64. Cow emitted         28. Imaginary perfect              abruptly
                                                                                                 Exciting times ahead, I think.                 a more natural look and try to cluster the
28. In constant              sound                   places               57. Immediate
                                                                                                     Now that cooler days are here and we       same colors together. This creates a more
   agitation              65. Endymion,           29. Czech & German         memory (abbr.)
                                                                                                 have fewer mosquitoes and bugs to              impressive look.
33. Actor Ladd               1st King of             River                58. AFL-___:labor
                                                                                                 worry about, it is time for those fall gar-        * Bulbs should be buried at a depth of
34. Spanish diacritical   66. Japanese rice       30. 3rd largest            organization
                                                                                                 dening chores, so let’s begin.                 at least twice their height. Make sure the
   mark                      beverage                Finland
                                                                                                     If you had spring and summer               bulb does not remain suspended be-
35. No (Scottish)                                    lake
                                                                                                 blooming perennials, it is the time to di-     tween the sides of the hole. The bottom
36. Fruit pastries                DOWN            31. Nostrils
                                                  32. Long                                       vide them and transplant the divisions.        of the bulb should be in firm contact with
38. A male ferret         1. Cowboy’s boot
                                                  necked birds                                   Follow these tips:                             the soil or else it will not root properly.
39. Strike with fear         prod
                                                  34. Norse god                                      *Make sure your tools are sharp to         Add a bulb fertilizer and mix it with a lit-
41. Australian            2. River in Florence
                                                     of thunder                                  avoid open wounds and tearing as you           tle soil before placing the bulb in the
   flightless bird        3. Small liquid
                                                  37. Lively &                                   divide.                                        hole.
42. ET says,                 container
                                                     energetic                                       *Do not divide perennials after mid            * Plant in well drained soil; do not
   “_____ home”           4. Triumphantly
                                                  40. Prom                                       October as the roots need time to estab-       plant in very wet or moist soil as they
44. Minerals                 happy
                                                     flowers          Answers for October 3      lish themselves while the soil is still        may rot.
                                                                                                 warm.                                              * Do not buy bulbs and leave them in
                                                                                                      *Prepare the site for the new divi-       poor storage conditions for long periods
                                                                                                 sions before digging up the plant and          of time; try not to plant them too late in
                                                                                                 making the divisions.                          the fall.
                                                                                                      *Remove plants from the ground, di-           * The larger the bulb, the larger the
                                                                                                 vide them and replant the divisions as         flower in spring. So don’t skimp on cheap
                                                                                                 soon as possible. Don’t leave them lying       bulbs.
                                                                                                 in the sun for a prolonged period of time          As our weather cools down, don’t for-
                                                                                                 as these divisions are very vulnerable.        get to bring in those houseplants you
                                                                                                      *Remove one half to two thirds of the     placed outside this summer. However,
                                                                                                 foliage on the new divisions before plant-     before you do so, remember to hose off
                                                                                                 ing so they won’t wick water away from         the foliage of the plants to get rid of any
                                                                                                 the base transplant but don’t cut off more     insects or bugs that may be clinging to
                                                                                                 than this as overcutting will slow growth      the leaves, both top side and bottom side
                                                                                                 and invite rot.                                of the leaves. Use a good strong spray or
                                                                                                      *Plant the divisions one half inch        mist and then examine your plants be-
                                                                                                 higher than the original plant as they will    fore bringing inside. Leave those critters
                                                                                                 sink as the soil settles.                      outside.
                                                                                                       *Water your divisions well after             If you bought some chrysanthemums
                                                                                                 transplanting and then water them regu-        this fall and they have finished blooming,
                                                                                                 larly until new transplants are estab-         you can remove them from the container
                                                                                                 lished.                                        and plant them in your yard where they
                                                                                                      *After planting your divisions, fertil-   will receive some sun and you will have
                                                                                                 ize well with fish emulsion or other good      some “mums” next fall. Cut back the
                                                                                                 fertilizer to provide trace elements to        spent blossoms after you plant them in
                                                                                                 speed up establishment.                        the ground and water well. Good luck!
                                                                                                      *Mulch plants when the soil cools to          Happy gardening and don’t forget to
                                                                                                 prevent shallow freezing.                      get outside in this beautiful weather and
                                                                                                      *If you have any divisions left over,     clean up your garden beds.
                                                                                                                         October 10, 2012 The Courier Page 15




           Pets are affected by
           secondhand smoke too
   Lighting up a cigarette may not        ing end of a cigarette or cigar and the   smoke to lung and nasal cancer in             Pets are also affected by some-
just hurt yourself and the people         smoke that is exhaled by the smoker.      dogs, lung cancer in birds and oral       thing known as “third-hand smoke.”
around you. Your pet may be paying        Research indicates that secondhand        cancer and lymphoma in cats.              This is the residue that collects in
the price for your habit, too.            smoke contains more than 5,000                Indeed, according to a study by       areas where smokers frequent. It is
                                                               substances, many     Colorado State University, pets that      found on interior surfaces of the
                                                               of which are         live with smokers have a higher risk      home and even on people and pets
                                                               known to cause       of developing particular types of can-    themselves. Cats, which are notably
                                                               cancer in humans     cer, including twice the risk of devel-   self-groomers, tend to develop oral
                                                               and other ani-       oping lung cancer.                        maladies because they are licking
                                                               mals.                    Long-nosed canines, such as col-      harmful chemicals, including third-
                                                                                                      lies, may be suscep-    hand smoke, from their bodies on a
                                                                 Long-nosed dog breeds, like shep- tible       to     nasal   daily basis. Tufts College of Veteri-
                                                             herds, may be more susceptible to nasal
                                                                                                      cancers      because    nary Medicine conducted a study
                                                             cancers due to inhalation of carcinogens
                                                             from secondhand smoke.
                                                                                                      carcinogens from        that showed that the number of cats
                                                                                                      cigarette     smoke     living with mouth cancer was higher
                                                                                                      lodge in the large      for those living in homes with smok-
                                                                 A number of surface area of the nasal cavity and             ers than those cats living in smoke-
                                                             studies       have sinuses, says a study published in the        free homes. There is also evidence
                                                             found that non- American Journal of Epidemiology.                that cats living with a smoker are
                                                             smokers       who However, short- and medium-nosed               twice as likely to develop malignant
                                                             regularly breathe breeds are more susceptible to lung            lymphoma. Third-hand smoke may
                                                             the       tobacco cancer because the nose doesn’t trap           also provoke skin allergies and irri-
                                                             smoke from oth- the carcinogens as easily, allowing              tation.
                                                             ers are at a them to quickly travel to the lungs,                    When individuals think of smok-
                                                             higher risk for where they take root.                            ing-related complications, they tend
                                                             developing heart           Bird owners may already be fa-        to think solely of fellow human be-
    Veterinarians say that second-        disease or certain cancers, like lung miliar with avians’ susceptibility to         ings. However, pets are susceptible
hand smoke is a threat to dogs and        cancer. There also have been numer- respiratory illnesses from in-air con-          to cancer as well, and secondhand
cats as well as humans. Secondhand        ous scientific papers that report the taminants. Birds’ respiratory sys-            smoke can be just as deadly to your
smoke, also known as environmental        pronounced health threat second- tems are very sensitive to air                     four-legged friends as it can be to
tobacco smoke, or ETS, is a mixture       hand smoke poses to pets. Some vet- pollutants,           including     cigarette   your family.
of the smoke given off by the burn-       erinarians have linked tobacco smoke.


            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
                                                                                                        Sudoku
                         4:25 a.m.     10:32 a.m.      7:06 a.m.          6:28 p.m.
 Thur., October 11       4:51 p.m.     11:07 p.m.
                         5:16 a.m.     11:28 a.m.      7:07 a.m.          6:26 p.m.
 Fri., October 12        5:39 p.m.     11:54 p.m.
                         6:04 a.m.                     7:08 a.m.          6:25 p.m.
 Sat., October 13        6:27 p.m.     12:21 p.m.
                         6:52 a.m.     12:40 a.m.      7:09 a.m.          6:23 p.m.
 Sun., October 14        7:14 p.m.      1:13 p.m.
                        7:40 a.m.       1:26 a.m.      7:10 a.m.          6:22 p.m.
 Mon., October 15       8:02 p.m.       2:03 p.m.
                        8:29 a.m.       2:11 a.m.      7:11 a.m.          6:20 p.m.
Tues., October 16       8:51 p.m.       2:54 p.m.
                        9:20 a.m.       2:58 a.m.      7:12 a.m.          6:19 p.m.
 Wed., October 17       9:42 p.m.       3:45 p.m.

 FROZEN BAIT AND                             Repairs, most makes • Bottom Painting
                                           Pick-up & Delivery • Shrink Wrap • Storage
                                                                                                                                             Answers for October 3

 FISHING SUPPLIES                     Van’s Marine Service
     We have                                         Marine Service & Parts
 CRAB POTS                                          10438 Racetrack Rd., Berlin
                                                         410.641.5204
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                                                                                                                                                                  Pancake Breakfast                        Candidate Dr. John LaFerla will dis-
                                                                                                                                                                  The Kiwanis Annual Fall Pancake          cuss all pertinent issues pertaining
                                                                                                                       Thurs., Oct. 11                            Breakfast will be held 8 - 11 a.m. at    to the campaign. All women are wel-
                                                                                                                       Caring for Aging Parents Program           the Ocean Pines Community Cen-           come to this informative and friendly
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                                                                                                                       Golf Tournament                            Coastal Hospice Volunteer Services       also a weekend series on October
                                        Every Wednesday                                                                St. Luke Catholic Church’s 4th An-
Every Sunday                            Kiwanis Club Meeting                    Legion Bingo                                                                      will have an introduction to Coastal     27 and 28 that meets 8:30 a.m.-
                                                                                                                       nual Golf Tournament will be held at       Hospice class at PhilMore Com-           4:30 p.m. both days. Classes
AL-Anon/OP-Berlin                       The Kiwanis Club meets at the OP        American Legion in Ocean City          Bayside Resort Golf Club in Fen-           mons in Salisbury 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.        should be taken during the 6th to
Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. in the       Community Center at 7:45 a.m. The       opens doors at 5:30 p.m., games        wick Island, DE. Registration starts       and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. -      8th month of pregnancy. Fee is $75
OP Community Hall.                      3rd Wednesday is at Hall’s Restau-      begin at 7:00. For information call    at 12 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1       5 p.m. Those interested in patient       for mom to be and coach. Pre-reg-
                                        rant. Call 410-641-7330 or visit ki-    410-289-3166.                          p.m. Players are $100 with youth
Second and Fourth Sunday                wanis.org/club/oceanpines.                                                                                                care should attend both sessions.        istration is required. Call 410-543-
                                                                                                                       golfers at $50. Call 410-250-0300.         Office volunteers need only attend       7126 or visit www.peninsula.org.
KC Breakfast
Knights of Columbus #9053 serves                                                Gamblers Anonymous                                                                October 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                        Square Dancing                                                                 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
breakfast 9 a.m.-12 p.m.at St. Luke’s                                           Group meets at 8 p.m. at                                                          but are invited to participate in both   Tues., Oct. 16
                                        The Pinesteppers have introduc-                                                Join the Assateague Coastkeeper
in Ocean City. Cost is $8, children                                             W.A.C.S., 11827 Ocean Gateway,                                                    sessions. For details and to register    Debate Party
                                        tion to square dancing at the OP                                               and the Assateague Coastal Trust
under 9 are $4. Call 410-524-7994.                                              West Ocean City. Call 888-424-                                                    call volunteer services 410-543-         Local Democrats will gather to
                                        Community Center at 7 p.m. Call                                                for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival
                                                                                3577 for help.                         at Seacrets' Morley Hall. Two show-
                                                                                                                                                                  2590 ext. 507 or 522.                    watch the second presidential de-
Every Monday                            Bruce Barrett at 410-208-6777.                                                                                                                                     bate 8 - 11 p.m. at the Worcester
                                                                                                                       ings will be 1-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Sweet Adelines                                                                  Second Thursday                        Tickets are $15 in advance and $20
                                                                                                                                                                  Anglers Club Meeting                     County Democratic Headquarters,
                                        Elks Bingo                              AARP Meeting                                                                      The Ocean Pines Anglers Club will        11033 Cathell Rd. in Berlin. Re-
The Delmarva Sweet Adeline Cho-                                                                                        at the door. Visit www.ActFor-
rus meets 7 to 9 p.m. in the OP         Ocean City Elks in Ocean City           Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 will                                                 meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Ocean           freshments will be served. Bring
                                        (behind Fenwick Inn) open at 5:30                                              Bays.org or call 410-629-1538.
Community Center. Call 410-208-                                                 meet 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge,                                                 Pines library. "All About Bass" will     your own beverage. Call 410-629-
4171.                                   p.m. Early birds at 6:30 and bingo      138th & Sinepuxent (one block off                                                 be the topic as fisherman Bob Head       9107 for more information.
                                                                                                                       CPR Course
                                        at 7 p.m. Call 410-250-2645.            Coastal Hwy) January through June,                                                explores fishing for large mouth
                                                                                                                       PRMC is offering a “Family and
DC Hand Dance Club                                                              October and November.                  Friends CPR” course 4 to 7 p.m. in         bass in and around Ocean Pines           Wed., Oct. 17
The DC Hand Dance Club meets 6          Rotary Club                                                                                                               and surf fisherman Tom Nelson pro-       Survivors of Suicide Group
                                                                                                                       the Avery W. Hall Educational Cen-
-10 p.m. at the OC Elks Lodge. Con-     Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club meet-     Every Friday                           ter. The fee is $40. Pre-registration      vides secrets of fishing for striped     Support group meets 6 p.m. at the
tact Diane at (301) 906-5962 or         ings are held at 5:45 p.m. at the       Women and Dogs Support Group                                                      bass in the surf. All welcome. Call      Worcester County Health Depart-
                                                                                                                       is required. Call 410-543-7126 or
DCHandDancers@verizon.net.              Captains Table in Ocean City. Con-      A Dog is a Woman’s Best Friend is a                                               410-641-7662 for more information.       ment, 9730 Healthway Dr., Berlin
                                                                                                                       visit www.peninsula.org.
                                        tact Stan.Kahn@carouselhotel.com        support group for all women and                                                                                            (adjacent to AGH) Open to anyone
Ocean Pines Poker Club                                                          their dogs from 1-3 p.m. Contact       Tea Party Meeting                          Octoberfest                              who has lost a friend or loved one
Poker players wanted in Ocean           Delmarva Hand Dancing                   240-626-5961 or HealingSto-            The Worcester County Tea Party will        Enjoy German food, Polka bands,          to suicide. Free of charge. Quiet lis-
Pines area for Monday evenings.         Dancing at The Fenwick Inn in           ries@aol.com.                          meet at the Ocean Pines Commu-             beer garden and more at Berlin’s         tening, caring people, no judgement
Call 410-641-8351.                      Ocean City from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Con-                                            nity Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,      2nd Annual OctoberFest in Historic       For more information, call 410-629-
                                        tact 302-934-7951 or info@delmar-       Knights of Columbus Bingo              meeting will start at 7 p.m. The           Downtown Berlin 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.        0164 or visit www.jessespaddle.org
Poker Group                             vahanddancing.com.                      Bingo will be held behind St. Luke’s   Worcester County Tea Party is a            Free admission. For more informa-
Group meets 6 to 11:30 p.m. Call                                                Church, 100th St. in Ocean City.       grassroots organization, not affili-       tion call 410-641-4775 or visit          Boat Club Meeting
410-208-0063.                           Every Wed., Thurs. & Fri.               Doors open at 5 p.m. and games         ated with any political party, which is    www.BerlinChamber.org                    The Ocean Pines Boat Club will
                                        Church Thrift Shop                      begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments        committed to promoting fiscal re-                                                   hold their member meeting at OP
Every Mon. & Tues.                      Stevenson United Methodist Church       available. Call 410-524-7994.          sponsibility, lower taxes and restor-      Crab Feast Fundraiser                    Community Center. Social time be-
Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge             in Berlin is open Wed. - Fri. 10 a.m.                                          ing Constitutional limits to the           Worcester County Farm Bureau is          gins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at
Open bridge games Monday at 12          – 2 p.m. Call 410-641-1137.             Second Friday                          government. Contact 410-430-7282,          sponsoring a fundraiser to support       7:15. Guests welcome.
p.m., Tuesday at 10 a.m. at OP                                                  Potluck Dinner and a Movie             WorTeaParty@gmail.com or visit             a local farming family. The event will
Community Center. Call Mary             Every Wed. - Sat.                       Stevenson United Methodist             WorcesterCountyTeaParty.com.               be held 12 - 4 p.m. at Hooper’s          Thurs., Oct. 18
Stover 410-726-1795                     Diakonia Thrift Shop                    Church, 123 N. Main St, Berlin, will                                              Crab House in West Ocean City.           Craft Club Demonstrations
                                        'Used to be Mine' benefits Diakonia,    show a family friendly film. Bring a   Fri., Oct. 12                              Dinner includes All You Can Eat          The Pine'eer Craft Club of Ocean
Every Mon., Wed. & Sat.                 provider of emergency housing and       covered dish to share. The movie       Photography Exhibit                        steamed crabs, shrimp, fried             Pines will host demonstrations in
Church Thrift Shop                      food pantry. Located on Route 611       will be shown following the meal.      The opening reception of a visual          chicken, corn on the cob, hush pup-      stained glass, mosaics and reed
OC Baptist Church's Thrift Shop at      and Sunset Ave. Open Wed.-Sat.          Call 410-641-1137.                     arts exhibit featuring photographs         pies, soda, coffee and dessert.          weaving at 9:45 a.m. in the com-
Seaside Christian Academy open 9        10-4. Call 410-213-0243.                                                       by Ron Michaels will be 5-8 p.m., at       Tickets are $50 and can be pur-          munity center. The Ocean Pines
a.m.-3 p.m. Call 410-251-6971.                                                  Every Saturday                         the Worcester County Arts Council          chased by calling 410-632-3329.          Community is invited to attend and
                                        Every Wed., Thurs. & Sat.               Airport Memorial Breakfast             Gallery at 6 Jefferson St. in Berlin. It                                            watch, or for $2 create a reed
Third Monday                            Church Thrift Shop                      Pancake breakfast offered at           is free and open to the public. For        Basket & Bag Bingo                       woven reindeer. Call 410-208-1979
Democratic Women                        The Shepherd’s Nook at Community        Ocean City Airport 8 a.m.-12 p.m.      information call 410-641-0809.             Willards VFC Ladies Auxiliary will       to reserve a kit. Refreshments will
The Democratic Women meet 9:30          Church of Ocean Pines is open 9         Donations for the Ocean City Avia-                                                host a Longaberger & Vera Bradley        be provided.
a.m. for coffee followed by a meeting   a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 410-641-5433.       tion Association (OCAA) Huey Me-       Family Bonfire on the Beach                bingo at Willards Lion Club on Main
at 10 a.m. at the OP Community                                                  morial Display. The display requires   Bring your family for a fun night on       Street. Must be 16 or older to play.     Brushes and Bubbly
Center. Guests are welcome.             Third Wednesday                         no security procedures to view.        the beach at 130th Street with a           Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo            Brushes and Bubbly class will be
                                        Survivors of Suicide Meeting            Contact Tom Oneto, 410-641-6888,       good old-fashioned bonfire 6-8 p.m.        starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 in ad-      held at the Art League of Ocean City
Third Tuesday                           Support group meets at 6 p.m. at the    or Airport Operations 410-213-2471     Event includes storytelling, music,        vance or $25 at the door. For tick-      7-9 p.m. Bring an adult beverage, a
Widow & Widowers Social Club            Worcester County Health Depart-                                                s'mores and hot chocolate. For in-         ets call 410-835-2409.                   snack and wear old clothes. The Art
Group meets at The Woodlands at         ment in Berlin. Call 410-629-0164 or    Every Saturday and Sunday              formation call OC Recreation and                                                    League will supply brushes, paints,
1 p.m. for lunch and 2:15 for the       visit www.jessespaddle.org.             Pine’eer Shop                          Parks at 410-250-0125.                     Mon., Oct. 15                            canvases, music and cups. Painters
meeting. Call Barbara Mazzei at                                                 The Pine'eer Craft and Gift Shop in                                               Democratic Club Meeting                  must be at least 21 years of age.
410-208-0430.                           Every Thursday                          White Horse Park will be open from     Sat., Oct. 13                              The Democratic Women's Club of           The cost is $40 per person. Re-
                                        Story Time                              10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop features    Rummage Sale                               Worcester County will meet at the        serve a space by calling 410-524-
LAOH Meeting                            Stories, music and crafts at 10:30      handcrafted decor, jewelry and         Ocean City Presbyterian Church will        Ocean Pines Community Center on          9433. The Art League is temporarily
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hiber-      a.m. for children ages 3-5 at Ocean     fashions created by the Pine'eer       have a sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at       at 10 a.m. Coffee and conversation       located at 94th St. and Coastal Hwy.
nians meets at 10 a.m. at the           Pines library. Call 410-208-4014.       Craft Club.                            1301 Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean            begins at 9:30 a.m. Congressional        in the Ocean Plaza Mall.
                                                                                                                       City. Call 410-289-9340.
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