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Published On: 9/18/14
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Community Rallies For Family Displaced By House Fire

OCEAN PINES — A residential fire in Ocean Pines last Friday severely damaged a house, destroyed its contents and displaced a young family of six, spurring the local community to rally for neighb...
Published On: 9/17/14
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Charitable Kayak Journey From Fenwick To Baltimore Underway In Honor Of ‘Scunny’

OCEAN CITY — Amid a rather gray start to the day and persistent showers, a hearty group of bartenders and other friends from the Baltimore area set out on a 175-mile kayak trip from Ocean City t...
Published On: 9/17/14
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Behind the Scenes at Sunfest: Ocean City’s Hardworking Maintenance Department

Each and every year, when the month of August wraps up, the employees of the Town of Ocean City get ready for their “serious busy season.” Don’t get us wrong, the Maintenance Department for the ...
Published On: 9/17/14
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George’s Bloody Mary Mix: Local Flavor on the Rise

“Being a bartender… Greg’s main complaint from patrons in the restaurant business was that the Bloody Mary’s were always inconsistent,” said Theda Bakis, one of the founders of George’s Bl...
Published On: 9/16/14
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OC’s Sunfest Kicks Off Thursday; Fireworks Planned To Celebrate 40th Year

OCEAN CITY — Sunfest, which recently ranked number one on Sunshine Artist Magazine’s annual 200 best shows list for 2014, will celebrate its 40th year next week as it takes over the Inlet Lot ...
Published On: 9/16/14
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Weekend Happenings: Fiddlers, Crafts, Concerts, Art Shows and More Dominate Delmarva!

This morning was a chilly 50 degrees when we reluctantly crawled out of bed… BRRR! Down here on the Eastern Shore it doesn’t take long for the weather to take a sharp turn. Weren’t we just lying...
Published On: 9/16/14
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ShoreBilly’s Swill: From Behind the Bar to the Grappling with a 3-Year-Old Barber

I’ve mentioned countless times that this column often just writes itself for me. This week is one of those times. Between my job as a bartender and my home life raising a houseful of kids, I am neve...
Published On: 9/15/14
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Construction On New Ocean City Beach Patrol Home Begins

OCEAN CITY – City officials gathered this morning with city staff and members of the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) to break ground to begin construction for the new Ocean City Beach Patr...
Published On: 9/15/14
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10th Anniversary Sand Castle Home Tour Sept. 18 & 19

Want an insider’s look at some of the area’s coolest houses? Like to decorate or looking for new ideas for your own home? Want to spend a fun day and kick off Sunfest weekend while supporting the ...
Published On: 9/15/14
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Exploring Heritage Shores Golf Club and Community

The Eastern Shore boasts many, many beautiful golf courses up and down the coastline. Recently, ShoreBread took a quick trip to Bridgeville, Delaware to check out Heritage Shores Golf Club, and we wer...
Published On: 9/12/14
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Farming Q&A with Chesterfield Heirlooms

“It began as a hobby,” laughed Stefanie Barfield, owner of the unique farm and CSA, Chesterfield Heirlooms. “We just started growing them (vegetables) behind my house and they grew and grew and ...
Published On: 9/11/14
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We Remember Those We Have Lost

Jesse James Taylor, Jr. Jesse James Taylor, Jr. BERLIN — Jesse James Taylor, Jr., age 75, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he wa...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Seahawks Fall To North Caroline, 2-1, In Double OT

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity soccer team took a tough loss in its season opener last week, falling to North Caroline, 2-1, on the road in double overtime. The Seahawks opened on the roa...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Stephen Decatur High Holds Freshmen Orientation

Stephen Decatur High School National Honor Society students Kaylen Johnson, middle, and Claire Edmunds, right, help incoming freshman Cade Solito navigate the hallways during the annual Freshman Seaha...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Proposed Ocean City Hotel Drops Car Lift Concept After Council Opposes

OCEAN CITY – The request to install car lifts at a proposed hotel ended up not meeting city’s code this week and was pulled from the Board of Zoning Appeals agenda, although the town has the proli...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Worcester County Commissioners Present Proclamation Recognizing September As National Suicide Prevention Month

The Worcester County Commissioners last week presented a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and urging citizens to learn the warning signs and risk factors for sui...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Brous Earns First “Tough Guy” Award

BERLIN- The first Atlantic Physical Therapy “Tough Guy of the Week” award for the Stephen Decatur varsity football team’s 2014 season went to Dryden Brous, who played an exception game in a 28-2...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Fifth Grade Student Helps First And Second Grade Students On The First Day Of School

Kate Conaway, a fifth grade student at Worcester Prep, helps first and second grade students on the first day of school, from left, Stephen Carullo, Lena Parker, Olivia Conaway, Carter Lehman and Oliv...
Published On: 9/11/14
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What’s Your Sign?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): It might not be wise to pursue goals involving others, unless you can stop impulsively rejecting new ideas. Either open your mind or wait until next week, when this ̶...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Decatur Girls Start Season With 2-0 Mark

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity soccer team got its 2014 campaign off to a fast start with a pair of victories over Bayside North foes to start the year with a 2-0 record. In the season o...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Berlin Trail Network Effort Gets Boost With $30K State Grant

BERLIN — The State of Maryland announced $2.3 million in Bikeway Program grants this week, including a $30,000 slice to go toward Berlin’s planned Walkable, Bikeable trail network. The grant w...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Worcester County Volunteer Spirit Awards Presented

Worcester County Volunteer Spirit Awards were recently presented to 12 outstanding men and women. Two from Ocean Pines-based Star Charities were among those honored. Pictured, from left, are Star Char...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Voices From The Readers

Lohmeyer Memories Editor: The reprint of the 2005 interview by Shawn Soper with The Dispatch founder Dick Lohmeyer in the Aug. 29 issue was pure joy to read. Dick was one of a kind. I worked for him a...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Salisbury Council Agrees On Five-District Format

SALISBURY – After three years of mapping, the Salisbury City Council approved moving to five municipal election districts starting next year. The council held a public hearing this week in consideri...
Published On: 9/11/14
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Worcester Requests State Investigate Liquor Wholesaler For Alleged Unfair Trade Practices

SNOW HILL — In the latest chapter of the county’s ongoing and longtime liquor distribution history, Worcester County has requested a state investigation into alleged unfair trade practices by ...
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