September 8, 2020
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COVID-19 Updates
For the latest information from the Ocean Pines Association regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit
Recent News
Regular Board meeting scheduled for Sept. 9
The Ocean Pines Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Ocean Pines Community Center Assateague Room. Read more.
Another OPA worker tests positive for COVID-19
Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola on Thursday issued a statement about another Aquatics worker who tested positive for COVID-19. Read more.
Former Police Chief Massey honored for 17 years of service
Ocean Pines staff on Friday held a sendoff for former Police Chief David Massey, who officially retired on Aug. 1., outside at the White Horse Park pavilion. Read more.
Ocean Pines residents reminded to call county for water issues
The Ocean Pines Association is reminding residents that the Ocean Pines Public Works Department is not responsible for providing water and sanitary sewer services. Those services in Ocean Pines are provided by Worcester County. Read more.
Health Department issues talking points on recent COVID spike
The Worcester County Health Department released several talking points last week regarding a recent COVID-19 spike in the region. Read more.
Community Expo to be held this weekend
More than 50 local businesses and organizations will share information and resources at this free event on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon in White Horse Park in Ocean Pines. Organized by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. Read more.
Mediacom issues statement on services in Ocean Pines
Mediacom has issued a statement about services (including the addition of Xtream Hotspots in multiple areas of Ocean Pines) that was sent to the Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Aug. 24. Read more.
Ocean Pines Marina updates hours
The Ocean Pines Marina gas dock hours are now 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sept. 30. They will change to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-31. The marina will close for the season effective Nov. 1. Read more.
Sports Core, Yacht Club pools open
The Sports Core Pool is now open daily, and the Yacht Club Pool is open weekends and select weekdays in September. Read more.
Comcast Update: Sept. 8
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.
Hogan announces start of Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery, further safe and gradual reopenings
Governor Larry Hogan on Sept. 2 announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with additional safe and gradual reopenings. Read more.
Gov. Hogan encourages full participation of all Marylanders as Census deadline approaches
With the deadline less than 30 days away, Governor Larry Hogan is urging all Marylanders to complete their Census form and be counted. Read more.
How, where and when to vote in the 2020 general election
Governor Larry Hogan, in a statement earlier this 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
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.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
Upcoming Events
register! Youth Soccer
Registrations are still being accepted for Happy Cleats Soccer age 2 (begins Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 5:15 p.m.) and Pee Wee Soccer ages 6-8 (begins Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.). Call 410-641-7052 to sign up! Read more.
splash! Doggie Swim
Pups and their human companions are invited to splash and play in the Mumford's Landing Pool on Saturday, Sept. 12. Proceeds benefit the Worcester County Human Society. Just $6 per dog! Read more.
new! Kids' Boot Camp
This fun class incorporates swimming skills and drills as well as physical fitness activities. A new session begins Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool. Call 410-641-5255 to register. Read more.
play! Fall T-Ball
Ocean Pines t-ball returns for the fall Tuesdays, Sept. 15 - Oct. 6 from 5:15-6 p.m. at the Manklin Meadows ball field. For boys and girls ages 4-6. Bring a glove - bats and balls will be provided. Call 410-641-7052 to register. Read more.
free! Platform Tennis Lessons & Trial Membership
Try this fun year-round sport! Free lessons are offered every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center. Follow up with a free 30-day trial membership. Equipment provided. Contact Mike at (443) 614-7492 or for more information. Read more.
See what else is happening in Ocean Pines!

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Dine in Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Yacht Club

Open at 11am Daily
Happy Hour 3-6pm

The Clubhouse Bar and Grille

Open 8am-6pm Daily
Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Community & Organization News
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.

Fridays: Outdoor Movies at the Community Church at Ocean Pines / 8 p.m.
Located at 11227 Racetrack Road. Bring your own snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs/blankets and sit in your own family pod. Movies are free; donations are welcomed. The current schedule includes: Sept. 11 "Courageous," Sept. 18 "Facing the Giants," Sept. 25 to be announced. Check for updates on

Sept. 22-24: Maryland Safe Boating Course / 6-9 p.m.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering an online version of the Maryland Safe Boating Course. Taught by Auxiliary-certified instructors, the course will include basic navigation, anchoring, and docking techniques; information on how to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable; laws and regulations; and information on boat maintenance and trailering. A boat safety class is required for boat operators born after July 1, 1972. The fee is $20. For information, contact Barry Cohen at 410-935-4807 or

Sept. 26: Colonial Village Community Yard Sale / 8 a.m.-Noon
This community yard sale will be held rain or shine. Please observe current COVID precautions.

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 or Facebook at Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines/Ocean City for more details.