August 3, 2020
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COVID-19 Updates
For the latest information from the Ocean Pines Association regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit
Recent News
Officials urge preparedness ahead of likely high winds, rain due to Isaias
The area is now under a tropical storm warning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with storm conditions beginning as early as tonight.  Read more.
Trash collection to start earlier
Because of forecasts related to Tropical Storm Isaias, Republic Services will collect trash one hour earlier this Tuesday morning. Trash collection at the south side of Ocean Pines will start at 6 a.m. Trash and recycling, as always, should be placed curbside the night before.  Read more.
Election deadline Aug. 5
Property owners who have not yet voted in the Ocean Pines Board of Directors election are reminded that ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5.  Read more.
August Board meeting canceled; Annual Meeting scheduled Aug. 8
An Ocean Pines Board meeting previously scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 5 has been canceled, because Board members agreed the meeting was not necessary.  Read more.
Ocean Pines announces COVID-19 precautions for Annual Meeting
Because of precautions related to COVID-19, there will be a two-step sign-in process for the Ocean Pines Annual Meeting of Membership. The meeting is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines. Read more.
Ocean Pines marketplace to celebrate National Farmers Market Week
Ocean Pines is celebrating National Farmers Market Week from Aug. 2-8, as the bayside community shows appreciation for its year-round farmers and artisans market.  Read more.
Golf Members’ Council continues fundraising for scholarship awards
The Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council continues its fundraising efforts for its annual scholarships, despite having to cancel its signature event, the Ocean Pines/Taylor Bank Scramble. Read more.
Fun, instructional tennis classes offered Aug. 10-13
Ocean Pines will offer a four-day instructional tennis class for adults from Aug. 10-13. Classes will start at 9 a.m. each day and focus on basic strokes used in tennis, including forehands, backhands, overheads, serves and volleys.  Read more.
Comcast Update: Aug. 3
Comcast this week continues to work on infrastructure in several areas of Ocean Pines. Additionally, residents in Sectors 1 and 2 are now eligible to sign up for service. Read more.
Governor Hogan announces expanded statewide mask order, out-of-state travel advisory
A recent increase in hospitalizations has triggered a ‘stop sign’ in the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ calling for a pause in further reopening plans. Read more.
MD Census response rate above national average, Gov. Hogan encourages full participation
Gov. Larry Hogan last week provided an update on Maryland’s progress in the 2020 Census and encouraged all citizens to complete their forms at Maryland currently ranks 13th in the U.S. with a 66.7% self-response rate, above the national response rate of 62.8%.  Read more.
WCPS to Begin in Stage One of Responsible Return Model
Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor announced the school system’s plans for students to begin the 2020-2021 school year in Stage One of the Responsible Return mode, meaning students will be engaged in distance learning.  Read more.
Mayor passes declaration requiring face coverings on Boardwalk
Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan passed a declaration requiring everyone over the age of 5 to wear face coverings on Ocean City’s Boardwalk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. The ordinance took effect Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. Read more.
OPMGA holds member-member tournament
Forty-eight Ocean Pines Men's Golf Association members participated in the 2020 Member-Member Championship on Saturday, July 18. Read more.
Anglers compete in annual flounder tournament
Over 200 anglers participated in the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce's 13th Annual Flounder Tournament, held Saturday at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club and Marina. Read more.
Chamber Music by the Sea ZOOMs into the future
This year’s virtual festival will run from Aug. 18-22 and include three ticketed evening concerts plus a free Saturday morning family mini-concert suitable for children of all ages, all streamed online. Read more.
Board and Administration

Board of Directors Election Ballots Must be Received By
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m.

CANCELED: Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Membership
Saturday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.
Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines

 Advisory Committee Members Needed
The Strategic Planning Advisory Committee is seeking new members. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email Michelle Bennett at
Upcoming Events
new session! Outdoor Zumba
A new session of this fun, energetic fitness program will be held on Wednesdays Aug. 5-Sept. 23 from 8:30-9:15 a.m. at the White Horse Park pavilion. Spaces are limited. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
create! Tie Dye Workshop
Bring your own white t-shirt and your creativity on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 12-2 p.m. at the Community Center. Fun for all ages! Dyes and instruction will be provided. $10 per person. Pre-registration required - call 410-641-7052. Read more.
drop in! Swimmin Wimmin
Ocean Pines' longest-running water aerobics classes aren't just for women -all adults are welcome! Shallow and deep water options are available. Drop in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-8:50 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Read more.
drop in! Water Boot Camp Fitness
This intense fitness class is boosted by the benefits of water resistance with the bonus of little to no impact on joints. Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Read more.
register! Marine Science 5-Day Camp
This award-winning camp focuses on the preservation of the marine ecosystem through hands-on activities with real scientists Aug. 17-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Swim & Racquet Club beach. Register online at For grades K-8. Read more.
fun! Private Pool Parties
Ocean Pines Aquatics is booking dates for private pool parties at its indoor and outdoor pools! Weekday and weekend times are available. Call 410-641-5255 to schedule. Read more.
catch a wave! One-Day Surf Camp
Professional wave rider and surf instructor Brian Stoehr and his team will host these single-day surf lessons for beginners ages 6-15. Several dates available! Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines
Yacht Club

Open at 11am Daily
Happy Hour 3-6pm

Ocean Pines Beach Club

Open 11am-6pm Daily

The Clubhouse
Bar and Grille

Open 8am-6pm Daily

Community & Organization News
The Pine'eer Craft Club of Ocean Pines has announced that the Crafter of the Month for August is Barbara Herzog. Barbara acquired her love for sewing from her mother, who made many of her outfits when she was growing up. Barbara especially enjoys making little girl's dresses and outfits by exploring her creative ability and altering patterns and achieving an unexpected look by mixing fabrics, prints and colors. Barbara's most recent project is making face masks for the Ocean Pines Artisan Gift Shop, open Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
Upcoming Events/Meetings
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop Now Open
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop is now open Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Masks are required, and only credit card payments are currently accepted. The shop is located in White Horse Park next to the Ocean Pines Administration Building.

Shepherd's Nook & Flea Market Open
The Shepherd's Nook and Flea Market at the Community Church at Ocean Pines and Sarah's Pantry are open. All facilities require that masks be worn inside. The Nook will be restricted to 8 customers entering at a time and the flea market will be limited to 5 customers at a time. The direct phone number for the Nook and Sarah's Pantry is 410-641-8392. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Tuesdays: Seafood Nights with the Knights of Columbus
Located at 9901 Coastal Highway behind St. Luke's Church. Call 410-524-7994 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays to place a take-out order for steamed crabs, steamed shrimp and more.

August 5: Paint Night with Bubbly / 6:30-9 p.m.
Held at the Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St. in Ocean City. $32 per person for bubbles and paint. Call 410-524-9433 to register.

Aug. 6: Worcester Health Free Summer Parenting Classes
"Guiding Good Choices" will be held on Thursdays at 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 6. Classes are free and online. To learn more or to register, call 410-632-1100 ext. 1106.

Aug 15: Terns Landing Community Yard Sale / 8 a.m.-Noon
The entrance to the community is at Ocean Parkway and Alton Point. The rain date for the event is Sunday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m.-noon. For additional information, call 240-463-2873.