October 6, 2020
Thank you to Judy Stepp for sharing this picture of a gorgeous swallow tail butterfly.

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COVID-19 Updates
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Recent News
Fall leaf collection scheduled
The Ocean Pines Association has announced leaf collection procedures for its residents this fall. Public Works will collect leaves and other yard debris from Nov. 23 through Dec. 18. Read more.
Take steps to prevent vandalism, theft of political signs
With the Nov. 3 presidential election fast approaching, local police are seeing increased activity related to theft and vandalism of political signs and are asking residents to take steps to help prevent it. Read more.
Ocean Pines Rec and Parks to host Halloween events
Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks is scaring up some fun this October, with a series of new events sponsored by Comcast/Xfinity that are sure to offer spooky fun for the whole family. 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 Oct. 16-30, to benefit the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines Foundation. Read more.
Yacht Club tiki bar to extend season
With nice weather in the forecast, the closing of the tiki bar, originally scheduled for Oct. 4, has been postponed. A closing party will be held when the tiki bar eventually shuts down for the season, probably in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for details!
Comcast continues in-person solicitations
Comcast representatives will continue knocking on doors in Ocean Pines this week. Solicitations will continue throughout the next several weeks and will target potential subscribers whose addresses have been verified as ready for service. Read more.
Sports Core Pool adjusts weekend hours
The indoor Sports Core Pool has adjusted its hours of operation on Saturdays and Sundays. The pool is now open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Read more.
OP Pickleball hosts successful Pink Ribbon Classic
Dozens of players, volunteers, sponsors and donors helped raise $8500 for the American Cancer Society at the 3rd Annual Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center. Read more.
Worcester Health holds fall flu clinics
The Worcester County Health Department, in collaboration with Atlantic General Hospital, will hold several flu clinics in October, including one at the Ocean Pines Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 10. Read more.
Free hazardous waste collection offered, Oct. 31
Worcester County Recycling will offer a free, household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Ocean City Park and Ride. Read more.
Ocean Pines fall newsletter now available online
The online version of the Ocean Pines Association's fall quarterly version is now available. Paper copies will be mailed to Ocean Pines residents and property owners in the coming weeks. Read more.
Thanksgiving meals announced at Ocean Pines Yacht Club
In an effort to help local families bring the holiday safely to their dinner tables, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club announced plans for special Thanksgiving Family Meals, available for delivery or carryout on Nov. 26. Read more.
'A big thank you to our entire staff' - A message from the Association President
Read the column prepared by Ocean Pines Association President Larry Perrone for the fall 2020 Ocean Pines Report quarterly newsletter. Read more.
'Fully engaged' - A message from the General Manager
Read the column prepared by Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola for the fall 2020 Ocean Pines Report quarterly newsletter. Read more.
Boggs’ decades of public service helped break down barriers
Throughout her career, former Worcester County Commissioner and Ocean Pines Association President Judy Boggs carved her own path. She is known for having unique and innovative ideas, and for her ability to get to the heart of a matter by asking tough, searching questions. Read more.
Comcast Update: Oct. 5
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.
OPLGA Holds Club Championship and Governors' Cup Tournaments
The Ocean Pines Ladies' Golf Association hosted two fun days of golf and two tournaments on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Ocean Pines Golf Club. Read more.
Reminder: House numbers needed on all Ocean Pines homes
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) would like to remind homeowners that house numbers are required on each home in Ocean Pines. Read more.
WCVMF to offer ‘virtual’ Veterans Day ceremony
Volunteers with the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines are planning a virtual ceremony for this Veterans Day. It will be pre-recorded and released to the public on Nov. 11. Read more.
Volunteers to honor Foultz, continue holiday drive for soldiers serving overseas
Former Star Charities volunteers and other local groups are working to continue the annual "Holiday Gifts for Our Soldiers" drive started by the late Anna Foultz. Read more.
Gov. Hogan: Indoor visitation to resume at nursing homes, child care to expand ratios
Gov. Larry Hogan has announced that indoor visitation may resume at Maryland nursing homes where no new cases have been reported in 14 days or more. The expansion of child care to full teacher to child ratios and capacities was also announced. Read more.
2020 Census deadline extended Oct. 31. 
U.S. Census Bureau workers continue efforts to ensure a complete and correct count in the once-in-a-decade survey, which helps decide federal funding levels for the next 10 years. Read more.
How, where and when to vote in the 2020 general election
Governor Larry Hogan, in a statement last month, said Marylanders would have the opportunity to vote by mail, take part in early voting, or cast their ballots in person on Election Day. Read more.
Board and Administration

Regular Board Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center Assateague Room

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
golf! Men's Club Championship
The Ocean Pines Golf Club will host its annual Men's Club Championship Oct. 10-11. The event is open to Ocean Pines residents and golf members. $25 per person entry fee, plus applicable greens/cart fees. Read more.
play! Trivia at the Yacht Club
Thursday night trivia with DJ Bigler returns to the Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Oct. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Gather your team and stop by for the food and fun! Reservations accepted at 410-641-7501. Social distancing practices will be followed.
register! Fall Aquatics Class Schedule
New sessions of Ocean Pines Aquatics' popular fitness classes begin this month. Sign up for an old favorite, or discover something new! Call 410-641-5255 to register. Read more.
new! Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Carve your pumpkin and submit a picture by Oct. 25. Online voting will take place Oct. 26-30 on the Recreation and Parks Department's Facebook page. The winner will receive a bag of fall goodies! Read more.
new! Virtual Costume Contest
The Recreation and Parks Department wants to see you in your Halloween best for this fun new contest! Submit pictures by Oct. 25 for online voting Oct. 26-30. Read more.
splash! School Kids' Recreational Swim Time
Kids of all ages (and accompanying adults) can join Ocean Pines Aquatics for recreational swim time every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Just $5 per swimmer! Read more.
fundraising fun! Zumba for the Cure
It's a Party in Pink Zumbathon! All proceeds benefit Relay for Life and Believe in Tomorrow. Classes held Oct. 16, Oct. 17 and Nov. 1 at the Community Center. Read more.
See what else is happening in Ocean Pines!

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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Open Thur-Sun at 11am
NEW Menu!
NEW Lunch Specials!
Trivia Returns Oct. 8
The Clubhouse Bar and Grille

Open 8am-6pm Daily
Watch All Football Games on
10 Big TVs Every Sunday!
Food & Drink Specials

Community & Organization News
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City, MD celebrated the installation of new officers and its 40th anniversary on Oct. 1 in White Horse Park. Pictured, from left, are outgoing President Roy Foreman presenting the gavel to incoming President Steve Cohen. An award was presented for the Kiwanian of the Year to Carolyn Dryzga. Barbara Peletier received the Appreciation Award. All officers were installed by newly elected Kiwanis Lt. Governor of Division 5 of the Capital District, Christine Johnson. Membership is open to all adults, men and women who are interested in being a part of this volunteer community service club. 
Upcoming Events/Meetings
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop Now Open
The Pine'eer Artisan Gift Shop is 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 https://fishinoc.com/fish-data.

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.

Oct. 10: Kiwanis of Pocomoke Car Show / 10 a.m-2 p.m.
This event will be held at the Pocomoke Fall Festival in the Cypress Park Pavilion in Pocomoke. $10 per car to register; free for spectators. Call 732-580-4074 for more information.

Oct. 17: Community Church at Ocean Pines Christmas Yard Sale / 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Featuring table top decorations, linens and things, new and gently used clothing, gift/boutique table, "potpourri," ornaments, wreaths, trees, and children's table with books and toys. Located in the Shepherd's Nook parking lot at 11227 Race Track Road in Ocean Pines. Masks required as well as use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Rain date: Oct. 24.

Oct. 17: Outdoor Christmas Mart / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsored by Atlantic UM Church, 4th St., Ocean City. Featuring Christmas home place decor, bakery items and gifts, vintage and new jewelry and take & make holiday items. The thrift shop will be open, and carry-out lunch items (vegetable beef soup, chicken salad sandwiches, cupcakes, brownies and drinks) will be available. Masks required; credit cards accepted. Rain date: Oct. 24.

Oct. 31: Ocean Pines Chamber Halloween Car Parade / 12 p.m.
The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold a Halloween-themed parade through Ocean Pines on Oct. 31 beginning at noon from the grass lot at the Veterans Memorial on Cathell Road. Classic cars, Jeep clubs, fire engines, and other local spooky vehicles will head north, ending up at White Horse Park. Vehicles are encouraged to decorate for the holiday. There is a $15 entrance fee per vehicle. For more information and to register, call the Ocean Pines Chamber at 410-641-5306 or email info@oceanpinescahmber.org.

Through Dec. 31: Kiwanis Lottery Raffle Ticket Sales
Purchase tickets now through Dec. 31 for drawings to be held every evening in 2021. Tickets are $20 each and are valid for 365 drawings. Payouts are $20 per evening, except for special dates when winnings are $50-$250. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and youth programs. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, or at the Ocean Pines Farmers and Artisans Market, held Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in White Horse Park. Visit www.kiwanisofopoc.org or Facebook at Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City for more details.