July 20, 2020
Thank you to Danielle Tergis f or sharing this beautiful bunch of flowers from the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market.

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COVID-19 Updates
For the latest information from the Ocean Pines Association regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit
Recent News
Reminder: Assessment due date Aug. 1
Ocean Pines is reminding those who have not yet paid the annual assessment that the deadline to do so is Aug. 1. Homeowners with unpaid assessments after Aug. 1 will be charged 6% interest on late payments. Read more.
Ballots mailed to eligible voters, deadline Aug. 5
The 2020 Ocean Pines election is officially underway, as ballots were mailed last week to all eligible voters in the community. Ballots must be returned by Wednesday, Aug. 5, and voters may select no more than two candidates. Read more.
All Comcast virtual segments now online
Video links for four Comcast/Xfinity virtual product segments are now available online. Topics include Xfinity X1, Internet, apps, and mobile services available in the community. Read more.
OPA announces Police Chief Massey retirement, Lt. Ehrisman as his successor
Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola has released a statement about the retirement of Police Chief David Massey and the promotion of Lt. Leo Ehrisman to the position.  Read more.
Profile: Ocean Pines Police Chief Massey
Ocean Pines Police Chief David Massey has served the local community for 46 years, including 17 in Ocean Pines. We look back on his more than four decades of police work.  Read more.
Comcast Update: July 20
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.
Attention Worcester County residents - we need your Census responses!
The Census is conducted every ten years and helps shape important decisions for the decade to come. Currently, Worcester County is in danger of falling below its 2010 Census response rate. 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.

 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 mbennett@oceanpines.org.
Upcoming Events
new! Kids' Aqua Trampoline
Kids ages 7 and up are invited to bounce their way to fitness and fun at this class created just for them! A new session begins Aug. 11 at the Mumford's Landing Pool. 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.
drop in! Hydrorider Water Cycling
Hydroriders are user-friendly, in-water cycling bikes that are perfect for any skill level. Drop in Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Sports Core Pool. $8 OP swim members, $10 OP residents, $12 public. Call 410-641-5255 to reserve a bike.
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 marinesciencecamp.com. For grades K-8. Read more.
See what else is happening in Ocean Pines!

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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Yacht Club
Open 11am Daily
Happy Hour 3-6pm Daily

Note: Reservations are not being taken at this time.
Guests will be served on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Ocean Pines Beach Club
Open 11am-6pm Daily

The Clubhouse Bar and Grille
Open 8am-6pm Daily
Community & Organization News
Upcoming Events/Meetings
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop Now Open
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop is now open Saturdays 9 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 https://fishinoc.com/fish-data.

July 25: Just Walk Scavenger Hunt
The Worcester County Health Department will host a self-directed Just Walk scavenger hunt on July 25. Residents can get in their steps from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill, Maryland Cypress Park in Pocomoke and Stephen Decatur Park in Berlin. Social distancing and CDC safety guidelines should be followed by all participants. Online registration can be completed at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/move-your-way-just-walk-scavenger-hunt-tickets-110974706334 or at worcesterhealth.org. For more information, call 410-632-1100, extension 1108.

August 1: Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Flounder Tournament
Lines in at 7 a.m., lines out at 3 p.m. Weigh-in at the Ocean Pines Marina (behind the Yacht Club) from 12-4 p.m. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, plus calcuttas. $45 per angler, or $40 each groups of two or more. Register online by July 31 at oceanpineschamber.org.

Canceled: August 1 - Pine'eer Summer Arts & Crafts Festival