April 5, 2021
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COVID-19 Updates
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Recent News
UPDATED: High Sheriff Trail road closure
As of today, Monday, the road will be closed at 14/15 High Sheriff trail and 139/141 Camelot Circle. The road closure, expected to last about two weeks, will not affect access to any homes. Read more.
Douty withdraws appeal of OPA’s judgment - A message from the Association President
Ocean Pines Association President Larry Perrone has issued a statement regarding Nate Douty's withdrawal of his appeal of the Circuit Court’s dismissal of his complaint. Read more.
Short-term rental town hall, April 17
The Ocean Pines Board has scheduled a town hall on proposed short-term rental regulations, on April 17 at 9 a.m., upstairs at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Live capacity will be limited to 100 people because of COVID-19 restrictions. The town hall will also be live streamed. Read more.
Ocean Pines Academy goes live
The new Ocean Pines Academy is now active, featuring nearly 20 virtual educational segments about Ocean Pines operations, amenities, and more. Read more.
Spring Ocean Pines Report now online; home delivery to members coming soon
The latest issue of the Ocean Pines Report, the Association’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. The issue includes a 16-page activity guide highlighting upcoming events and programs from Ocean Pines' Recreation and Parks, Aquatics, Racquet Sports, and Golf amenities. Read more.
'Much progress has been made' - A message from the Association President
Read the message from Ocean Pines Association President Larry Perrone that appears in the spring edition of the Ocean Pines quarterly newsletter. Read more.
'Moving onward and upward' - A message from the General Manager
Read the message from Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola that appears in the spring edition of the Ocean Pines quarterly newsletter. Read more.
'State of Ocean Pines' finances remain strong' - A message from the Finance Director
Read the message from Ocean Pines Association Director of Finance/Controller Steve Phillips that appears in the spring edition of the Ocean Pines quarterly newsletter. Read more.
BJ’s Wholesale Club membership offer returns to Ocean Pines
BJ’s Wholesale Club is once again partnering with the Ocean Pines Association to bring a special membership offer, effective April 16-30, to benefit the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines Foundation. Read more.
Golf superintendent updates committee members
Ocean Pines Golf Club Superintendent Justin Hartshorne recently supplied updates on conditions and maintenance efforts to several advisory committee members. Read more.
Public Works yard open May 1-28
The Ocean Pines Public Works yard will be open to Ocean Pines residents May 1-28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Read more.
Dates announced for Wall That Heals ceremonies
The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation is asking local people to show their support during several historic events this April as part of the visiting Wall That Heals exhibit, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read more.
The Wall That Heals exhibit to honor local Vietnam vets, this April
Col. Robert Adair, one of first Ocean Pines lot owners, will be among honorees when the three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Washington, D.C. visits Ocean Pines in April. Read more.
Candidates sought for OPA Board election
The Ocean Pines Search Committee is looking for homeowners to run in this year’s Board of Directors election. This year, two positions are up for election. Read more. 
Assessments due May 1
The Ocean Pines Association recently mailed assessments with an incorrect due date of March 31, 2021. The correct due date is May 1, 2021. The Association will not charge any late fees prior to that date. Read more.
Ocean Pines now hiring
The Ocean Pines Association is now seeking front desk personnel, an IT manager, lifeguards and swim instructors. Read more.
Ravens Roost seeks sponsors, participants for Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 will hold its 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 4 at the Ocean Pines Golf Club. All proceeds fund scholarships to three area high schools. Read more.
Health department available to help connect residents to a COVID-19 vaccine
The Worcester County Health Department, along with local community partners, has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging all eligible residents to become vaccinated when they have the opportunity. Read more.
Gov. Hogan announces COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration for all Marylanders 16 and older
Governor Larry Hogan last week announced that all Marylanders age 16 and older can now pre-register for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site. Read more.
Board and Administration


Town Hall Meeting - Short Term Rentals
Saturday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
Ocean Pines Yacht Club

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Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.



Advisory Committee Members Needed
The Aquatics, Budget and Finance, By-Laws and Resolutions, Golf, Marine Activities, Racquet Sports, Strategic Planning and Search advisory committees are seeking new members. If you are interested in participating in any of these committees, please email Michelle Bennett at mbennett@oceanpines.org.

Upcoming Events
register! Aqua Yoga
Improve strength, flexibility and range of motion with this low-impact class. A new session will be held at the Sports Core Pool Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-8:45 a.m., April 7-May 14. $60 Ocean Pines swim members, $70 Ocean Pines residents, $86 public. Call 410-641-5255 to register. Read more.
kids! Toddler Time
Children ages 18 months-3 years can socialize with others through indoor playtime, small crafts, music and movement. A new session will be held on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., April 8-May 27. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
new! Timeless Tennis Clinics
Timeless Tennis is a sport designed, like the name sounds, to be played at any time in a person’s life. Upcoming free clinics are scheduled on Thursday, April 8 and Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and on Friday, April 9 and Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Training and equipment are provided. Read more.
learn! American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Registration is now underway for Ocean Pines Aquatics' American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification class April 16, 17, 18, and 25. Participants must be 15 years of age by completion of the last class. Discounts for Ocean Pines swim members and residents! Read more.
shop! Spring Flea Market
Shop for bargains at the Recreation and Parks Department's Spring Outdoor Flea Market on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m.-noon in White Horse Park. Free parking and admission! Read more.
register! Aqua Cross Training
This total-body workout combines cardio fitness with strength toning using our aqua bikes and trampolines. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-7:45 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Register now for the new session beginning April 20! Read more.
new! Platform Tennis Benefit Tournament
The Ocean Pines Platform Tennis Club will host its third annual benefit tournament on April 24, at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center. The club has dedicated the tournament to Jim Freeman, an active platform tennis member who passed away on March 15 after a battle with cancer. Read more.
fun! Kids Craft Time
Join Katie the craft lady for a fun craft making yarn wreaths on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Community Center. For ages 4-10. $8 for Ocean Pines residents, $10 for non-residents. Call 410-641-7052 to register.
register! Pool Operator Re-Certification Class
Ocean Pines Aquatics will offer a Pool Operator Re-Certification Class on Wednesday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Center. Call 410-641-5255 to register or for more information. Read more.
register! Junior Golf Camp
Registration is now open for Ocean Pines Golf Club's summer junior golf camp for ages 5-14. Sessions are offered from 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 21-24, July 5-8, July 19-22 and Aug. 2-5. Read more.
register! 2021 Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament
Ocean Pines Pickleball will host its 2021 Summer Classic tournament on June 12 (men's and women's doubles) and June 13 (mixed doubles) at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center for ages 16+. Multiple skills and age brackets. Read more.
new! Pickleball Clinics
Join Instructor Jacob Cook (USPTA/PPR) to learn proper strokes and strategies. Separate clinics for beginners and intermediate players will be held on Saturdays at the Community Center. $15 per session. Spaces are limited! Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
drop in! AM & PM Zumba
Try this low-impact, high-energy aerobic exercise program - right in Ocean Pines! Classes are held at the Community Center on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. $6 per class, or sign up for an entire session. Call 410-641-7052 for info. Read more.
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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Open
Thu-Sun at 11 a.m.

Indoor & Outdoor Dining

Prime Rib Dinner Special
Saturdays Starting at 4 p.m.

The Clubhouse Bar and Grille

Open
Daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Indoor & Outdoor Dining

NEW Menu
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks

Yacht Club Lunch Specials 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
through April 25
Live Music at the Yacht Club
April 9: Zander Jett, 5-8 p.m.
April 17: Zander Jett, 5-8 p.m.
Community & Organization News
Upcoming Events/Meetings
Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop Open
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop features handmade creations from local crafters and artisans. Please check out our new spring merchandise: hand-coiled fabric baskets, quilted table runners and placemats, cork trivets, hand-painted porcelain, embroidered towels, glass cheese trays and tea lights, stained glass night lights, lit bar bottles, crocheted crab coasters, hand-thrown pottery, unique crocheted afghans, decorative pillows and much more. The gift shop is open Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Masks are required, and both cash and credit card payments are currently accepted. The shop is located in White Horse Park next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building.

Kiwanis Mask Fundraiser
The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines is selling handcrafted COVID-19 masks for $10 each or $25 for three as a fundraiser to support vital community projects. There are 4 mask sizes - adult (large), medium (for women and teenagers), child (7-12 years old) and small child (3-6 years old). The masks are made in Maryland with fabric and supplies from other small businesses in our community and come with an adjustable elastic band. There are a variety of themes to choose from including sports teams (Ravens, Steelers, Capitals, Orioles), music groups, and nautical and animal motifs. Contact Steve Cohen at 301-667-3099 or stevecohenjd@gmail.com for purchase information.

Shepherd's Nook & Flea Market Open an Additional Day
The Shepherd's Nook Thrift Store and Flea Market at the Community Church at Ocean Pines has expanded its operations to include an additional day. The new schedule is Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The thrift store and flea market offer gently used (and some new) clothing and household goods at greatly reduced prices. Funds raised are used for the missions of the church. Please note that temperatures will be taken at the door; anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be allowed to enter. Face masks and hand sanitizer are required. The church also supplies food to the community through Sarah's Pantry. The pantry's hours of operation will remain Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 410-641-5433 or visit www.ccaop.org.

Ocean Pines Anglers Club Asking for Catch Data
Members of the Ocean Pines Anglers Club are asking local anglers to log and submit their catch data, to help improve statistics that govern recreational fishing. To view the form, visit https://fishinoc.com/fish-data.

Monthly: Women's Club of Ocean Pines Meeting / 10-11 a.m.
The Women's Club membership year began in September and is ongoing. Dues are $10 per year. For memberships, contact Joyce Piatti at 410-302-0559 or japiatti@aol.com, or mail dues to her at 12 Chatham Court, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. For more information about the Women's Club, contact President Karin Benton at 610-730-6706 or karinhessbenton@gmail.com.

Saturdays: Optimist Raffle Tickets at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market / 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Ocean City Berlin Optimist Club will be selling raffle tickets due to the cancellation of this year's Boat Show. First prize is a 19' Sweetwater Pontoon 50hp Suzuki, second prize is a 16' aluminum Starcraft 25hp Mercury and trailer, third prize is a 12' Yamaha jet ski and E-Z jet ski dock, fourth prize is a weekly condo rental during the White Marlin Open plus $1,000 cash and fifth prize is a $1,000 canvas work gift certificate. Tickets are $10 for one, $25 for three and $50 for ten. The drawing will be held May 20. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting Charlie Dorman at 443-880-3602, Lew Frey at 443-365-9689 or freylrf0713@gmail.com, Wayne Cott at 410-289-8271 or Bill Brown at 561-504-5281.

Sundays: Breakfast with the Knights of Columbus / 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Located at 9901 Coastal Highway behind St. Luke's Church. All you can eat. Masks required when walking around. Call 410-524-7994 for more information.

April 6-8 (In Person): Safe Boating Class / 6-9 p.m.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the state-mandated Recreational Safe Boating Course at the Ocean Pines Library. The class and certificate are required for boat operators born after July 1, 1972. The class will also be offered June 1-3, July 12-14, and Sept. 7-9. Two one-day classes will be offered on May 8 and Aug. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In-person class instruction will be conducted in accordance with prevailing COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. If classes cannot be held in person, they will be offered online. Additional online classes will be offered Oct. 5-7 and Nov. 2-4. The cost for the course is $20, which includes all course materials. To register or for questions, contact Barry Cohen at 410-935-4807 or cgauxoc@gmail.com.

April 8: Ocean Pines Garden Club Arbor Day Celebration / 10:30 a.m.
The Ocean Pines Garden Club's Arbor Day "Celebration of Life" event will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Pintail Park in Ocean Pines. During the event, a Yoshino Cherry tree will be planted in memory of friends and neighbors who have passed away in 2019 and 2020. The ceremony will include the Delmarva Chorus, a bagpiper, proclamations by Worcester County and the Ocean Pines Association, as well as recognition of those who have passed. There will be no luncheon this year. A mask and social distancing will be required. The ceremony is open to all.

April 8, 10: Free Homebuyer Seminar
Engel & Volkers Ocean City and First Choice Lending of NJ Inc. will hold a free homebuyer seminar on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Call Jessica Gresczyk at 717-855-4566 or 410-520-4555, or email jessica.gresczyk@evrealestate.com by April 5 to reserve a spot.

April 16: Ocean Pines Garden Club Registration Deadline for May Day Community Celebration
Please join the Ocean Pines Garden Club for its third annual May Day Community Celebration on May 1, rain or shine. Show your community support by creating a beautiful basket of fresh flowers and display it in a way that it is visible from the street. The only rule is the basket must contain fresh flowers and greens. Draw inspiration from spring, warm weather and the possibility of being able to move more freely in our world in the very near future. Place a Ziplock bag near your creation that contains 5 copies of your name, address and the inspiration for your creation for the judges. Baskets must be in place before 9:30 a.m. Judges will visit your display between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Baskets will be judged on Condition, Distinction, Originality, Color Harmony and Design Balance and Proportion. Around 1 p.m., certificates and ribbons will be delivered. All participants will receive certificates of appreciation and winners will receive ribbons. To enter a basket, email your name and address to Anita Roberts at anitain38op@gmail.com before April 16.

May 6: Women's Club of Ocean Pines "Cash for Winners" Raffle
Proceeds benefit scholarships and community donations. Only 100 tickets to be sold; 10 chances to win. Winning tickets from previous drawings will be put back for the the final drawing on May 6, which will consist of a $200 cash grand prize and $100 cash second prize. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by contacting Irene Daly at 410-790-2192 or ildteach@gmail.com, or Diane McGraw at 410-707-6521 at mcgrawdb@mchsi.com.