July 6, 2020
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COVID-19 Updates
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Recent News
Summer Newsletter Online
The latest issue of the Ocean Pines Report, the Association’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. It features statements and interviews from three candidates running for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors, as well as key dates in the election process. Read more.
Ocean Pines News Briefs
Ocean Pines Association President Doug Parks discussed several items during the President’s Remarks portion of a July 1 regular Board meeting, held at the Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse. Read more.
May Financials Solid, Several Construction Projects Remain on Track
General Manager John Viola, during his July 1 report to the Ocean Pines Board, said several major initiatives remain on track. He also had good financial news, with the new fiscal year starting off positive compared to the budget.  Read more.
Work Group, County Cooperation Next Steps for Short-Term Rental Enforcement
After some debate, Ocean Pines Board members on Wednesday agreed to further study the issue of short-term rentals in the community, rather than take immediate action. Read more.
Highlights from July 1 Board Meeting
Video for the July 1 regular Ocean Pines Association Board meeting is now available online. Read more.
Jolly Roger Amusement Parks Tickets on Sale This Week
The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will once again be selling discounted tickets to Jolly Roger Amusement Parks. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 8 at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Read more.
Beach Body Boarding 3-Day Camp Starts July 7
This 3-camp for kids ages 7-15 will be held from 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the beach on 37th St. in Ocean City. Additional camps will be offered July 21-23 and Aug. 4-6. Read more.
Evening Water Aerobics Starts July 7
This fun, energetic exercise program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7 p.m. at the Mumford's Landing Pool through Aug. 13. Read more.
Spaces Still Available for Jr. Golf Camp
Spaces still remain for three sessions of jr. golf camp in Ocean Pines. Kids ages 5-14 will receive instruction in swing basics, rules, irons, woods, chipping and putting. The next session will be held July 13-16 from 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Read more.
OPA Police “Drive Through” to Honor Retired Anne Arundel Officer
Ocean Pines Police on Monday held a “drive-through” escort for retired Anne Arundel County Police Cpl. George Juckett. Juckett, who retired in 1990 after 30 years of experience, is currently staying at the Macky & Pam Stansell House Coastal Hospice, in Ocean Pines.  Read more.
Pines Man Does Good Deed, Restores Popular Park Bench
Ocean Pines resident Bruce Blackway recently took it upon himself to restore a frequently used park bench in his Goldeneye Court neighborhood.  Read more.
Aug. 8 Pickleball Tournament in Ocean Pines to Support Mary Mac Foundation
Hoping to make up some fundraising ground lost to COVID-19 postponements, the Mary Mac Foundation last week announced plans for a charity pickleball tournament, scheduled next month in Ocean Pines.  Read more.
Bay Day 2020 Canceled, Plans Underway for 2021 Event
Bay Day in Ocean Pines has been canceled for 2020, but event organizers are already looking forward to the event's return on May 16, 2021. The uncertainty of restrictions related to COVID-19 led to the decision to cancel this year's event. Read more.
Comcast Update: July 6
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.
If You are a Seasonal Homeowner or Resident, the U.S. Census Needs Your Help
The Worcester County Complete Count Committee wants to ensure an accurate census count so residents, businesses and governments have access to federal funds for health care, transportation, community services and education over the next 10 years. Read more.
Board and Administration

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.
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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.

Live Music on the Yacht Club Patio | 6-10pm
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 8: Paint Night with Bubbly / 6:30-9 p.m.
Held at the Art League of Ocean City at 502 94th St. $25 for members, $32 for non-members. Call 410-524-9433 to register.

July 23: Republican Women of Worcester County Red, White and Blue Luncheon/Meeting
The July Red, White and Blue Luncheon and General Meeting of the Republican Women of Worcester County will be held at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City. The guest speakers will be Diana Waterman, president of Maryland Federation of Republican Women, and Maryland State Senator Mary Beth Carozza. The cost of the luncheon is $22 per person. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; the meeting begins at 11 a.m. To make a reservation, please visit www.gopwomenofworcester.org. Pay online, or send a check to RWWC, PO Box 122, Berlin, MD 21811. Reservations must be made by July 16.

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