Esteemed Artist Kevin Fitzgerald Highlights Art League’s August Show

One of the area’s most renowned and beloved artists, Kevin Fitzgerald, headlines the Art League of Ocean City’s August gallery offerings with a reception on the first Friday, Aug. 1, at the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street bayside, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The public is invited and complimentary refreshments will be served.

An Eastern Shore resident for 30 years, creating most of his work in studio in Newark, MD, Fitzgerald is exhibiting his paintings for the first time in Ocean City, noting that the new Arts Center, with its spaciousness and quality of light, presents the perfect backdrop for his art. Nationally known, Fitzgerald’s paintings are included in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Fitzgerald will exhibit 30 of his finest landscape paintings – large evocative studio images that are almost blurred to the abstract and smaller “plein air” paintings he produces in the field, which he says are “all about speed and spontaneity, done in an instant, completed in one session.” 
To celebrate this special event, the Art League produced and will offer for sale an exhibition catalog showcasing Fitzgerald’s works from this show.
Rounding out an outstanding month of art will be the works of Nancy Orme Mysak and Mary M. Back. A native of the Eastern Shore, Nancy Orme Mysak portrays the beauties of this rural area in her representational watercolor and acrylic paintings. She has had many solo and group shows both locally and regionally and won numerous arts awards. Mary M. Back currently teaches painting and pottery with an emphasis on seascapes and nautical-themed pottery at her studios in Daytona Beach, Florida and Greenbackville, Virginia. Mary exhibits her work across the East Coast.

Helene English’s contemporary paintings in an abstract style continue on through Aug 8 and David Simpson, the Art League’s “Summer Artist-in-Residence” for July, August and September, will continue to display his work in Studio D and will be teaching at the Arts Center throughout the summer.

Beginning Aug. 9 and running through the entire month, the collected works of 50 artists who will be creating art “en plein air” – painting outdoors directly from nature all along the beaches, boardwalk, bayside and harbor areas of Ocean City during the “Artists Paint OC” weekend Aug. 7-10 – will be on exhibit and for sale at the Arts Center.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, a special reception, award presentation, and wet paint art show and sale will take place from 6-8 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, there will be a “Quick Draw” competition at 9 a.m. with judging and “Off the Easel” art show and sale at 11 a.m. at South Division St. and the Boardwalk. 
For more information, contact the Art League at 410-524-9433 or
Funding for public programs and exhibits by the Art League of Ocean City at the Ocean City Center for the Arts is provided, in part, by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Points of Departure
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Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary Group will hold their annual Jolly Roger Day on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The fundraiser tickets include full admission to Splash Mountain Water Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Jolly Roger Amusement Park from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Unlimited miniature golf and two roller coaster rides are also included in the ticket price, which is $25 per person. There is no charge for children two and younger. Tickets can be purchased on the morning of the event for $30 per person.

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Green Hill and Women Supporting Women Golf Tournament

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Is your business having trouble finding the right people to fit your needs? Do you despise interviewing a bunch of people to find the perfect fit? I’m here to help!

My name is Nicole Parker and I’m a Job Developer for Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. My job is to partner with local businesses to provide employment opportunities to talented individuals who are currently having a difficult time and are on cash assistance.

Our Subsidized Employment Program works like this – you tell me what credentials you require and I will only send you information on people who meet your requirements. Also, if  the position pays at least $10 per hour and requires at least 30 hours per week, we will reimburse you 16 weeks of wages PLUS the FICA tax associated with each individual! 

It’s a win-win situation – your employment needs are met and you’re also helping a neighbor  become a self-sustaining member of society.  If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity please contact my office.


Nicole Parker

Work Experience Coordinator &

Job Developer for Wicomico,

Somerset & Worcester Counties

Tri County Workforce Development Initiative

31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 110

Salisbury, MD 21804

P 410-546-6853

F 410-572-2831

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Delmarva Power Streetlight Outage Reporting System

As part of Delmarva Power’s continued commitment to improving customer service, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new streetlight outage reporting system.  This system is a self-service, online map tool that enables customers to report a streetlight outage or problem to Delmarva Power through its website.

To report a streetlight outage, customers should visit and follow these steps:

  • Click on “my home“
  • Click on “report an outage or safety hazard”
  • Click on “report streetlight outage”

The individual reporting the issue will need to provide their name and contact information, as well as either an address or the utility pole number for the affected light. There is also the opportunity to provide a message if additional detail is needed to relay important information to the company. As part of the follow up process, Delmarva Power will provide an update on the status of the reported streetlight using the email address provided.

Safety is our top priority and we believe that this new streetlight reporting system will offer a convenient way for customers to report streetlight outages to ensure our communities are well lit to provide a safer environment.

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            Peninsula Regional Medical Center President/CEO Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, Dr.M, FACHE, was today named among Maryland’s 30 Most Admired CEOs for 2014.  Dr. Naleppa was also a recipient of this award in 2012.  She is one of just seven Maryland CEOs honored in the category of “Non-profits with More than $10 Million in Annual Revenue” and is the Eastern Shore’s lone recipient.

Created by The Daily Record, a Baltimore-based business newspaper, the award highlights some of the most notably talented CEOs leading the state’s nonprofit, for profit and public companies.  2014’s Most Admired CEOs were selected based on their demonstration of strong leadership, vision, competitiveness and innovation, community service, commitment to financial performance and excellence, growth, corporate leadership, board service and nonprofit involvement.

“Being named a Most Admired CEO takes more than in-depth knowledge about running a company or organization. It requires an extraordinary level of drive and ambition because it is a tremendously challenging job,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, Publisher of The Daily Record. “They have learned the value of surrounding themselves with great team members, with leaders and employees who believe in the organization’s core values and mission.”

Dr. Naleppa, who has served as PRMC’s President in 2008 and its CEO in January of 2010, is responsible for the leadership of Maryland’s 9thlargest hospital-by bed count-with 275 licensed acute care beds and nearly 1,000,000 square feet of space on the Salisbury campus.  Its annual system budget is close to $500 million.

“The culture of any organization starts at the top and reflects the leadership abilities of the CEO,” added William R. McCain, Chairman of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees.  “At PRMC, Dr. Naleppa’s strong organizational skills, work ethic and professionalism permeates throughout the institution as she challenges us all to always deliver exceptional care to every person, every patient, every time.”

Dr.  Naleppa began her healthcare career, now approaching four decades, as Director of Neurosurgical Services at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.  She has served as a clinical leader or as a senior executive at several hospitals in Maryland including: Anne Arundel Medical Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.  She has served as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has held several leadership positions with the Maryland Hospital Association.  She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Naleppa, who is a registered nurse, holds a BS in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s College; a Master of Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland University College; an MBA, with a concentration in medical services from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business and a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in organizational process management from the University of Maryland University College.

Dr. Naleppa and her husband Dan live in Salisbury and are the parents of two daughters, Adrienne and Renee and the very proud grandparents of one granddaughter, Addison Perdue.

Dr. Naleppa and the other 29 Most Admired CEOs of 2014 will be honored September 18 at a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the BWI Hilton. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the September 19 issue of The Daily Record and available online at  Maryland CEOs can be nominated for this award every other year and may be recognized a total of three times.

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Resource Lays Groundwork for Transit-Oriented Development in Maryland


Latest in MDP’s Models & Guidelines Series Provides How-to for Planners, Others

BALTIMORE, MD (July 16, 2014) - As communities look to accommodate demand for growth with high-quality, sustainable development, many are making big plans around transit. Transit-oriented development (TOD) may not be a new concept, but planning for and implementing walkable, mixed-use areas where communities and transit systems build on each other’s benefits remains challenging.

The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) developedPlanning Tools for Transit Oriented Development as a comprehensive online planning and implementation resource to support state and local TOD efforts. The resource provides tools for planners, developers, elected officials and residents to advance TOD in their jurisdictions.


Among other benefits, TOD increases options for walking and cycling

An interactive map features a TOD profile tool that enables users to delve into demographics, employment data, transit use, land use and development projects around every Metro and MARC station in Maryland. For those researching potential TOD sites, the profile tool provides a detailed snapshot of conditions around each station.The resource also details TOD policies, programs and implementation efforts around the state, describing each rail and subway line along with their progress and potential. Rounding out the resource are summaries of best practices to support creative development projects. From Aberdeen’s downtown to Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, the best practice summaries describe how local officials and planners created – or are in the process of creating – an optimal environment for TOD.


TOD in White Flint, Montgomery Count

The benefits of TOD go beyond getting people out of cars and onto transit. The best TOD makes better communities through great design, improves public health by increasing options for walking and cycling, maximizes return on public investment in transit, reduces air pollution and energy consumption, and promotes compact development on less land.

The Maryland Department of Transportation, with whom MDP staff worked closely to develop the resource, also promotes TOD through a variety of means, including a state designation process that provides resources and technical assistance to local officials.

Planning Tools for Transit Oriented Development is the 30th installment in MDP’sModels & Guidelines series that educates local government officials and planners about managing Maryland’s grow

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1st Annual Tony Sterling Memorial Ride

On Saturday, July 26, Women Supporting Women will host the 10th Annual Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness, a motorcycle poker run that will begin and end at Texas Roadhouse in Fruitland, Maryland. This will also be the first year that we are introducing the poker run as a memorial to one of our biggest ride supporters, Tony Sterling, III. Women Supporting Women is honored to be able to memorialize Tony is this way. To start the ride, Wicomico County Sherriff, Mike Lewis will be the first bike out riding Tony’s motorcycle during the event. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last bike out at 11:00 a.m. The registration fee is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. The first 100 people to register will receive a free event t-shirt. All riders are to return by 3:00 p.m. Registration can be completed online at or on site beginning at 9:00 a.m. the day of the ride. Come join us for a beautiful scenic ride through Maryland’s Eastern Shore while raising breast cancer awareness and helping us to continue to provide our services FREE to those affected by breast cancer.

Women Supporting Women is a local, grass-roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness, education and support to all those who are affected by breast cancer. With no national ties or funding, we rely completely on our community to help us provide free services to our neighbors, friends and families right here on Delmarva. To learn more about WSW, visit or or stop by our Salisbury office located at 1320 Belmont Avenue, next to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

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Hertrich Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Pocomoke Business After Hours July 24thand DEBUT OF THE NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 200

Join Hertrich and the Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours and Grand Re-Opening on July 24 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Have a chance to win exciting door prizes, meet old friends and new, and experience great networking opportunities with local business leaders. Chrysler Representatives will be in attendance for the DEBUT OF THE NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 200, showing from July 24-26. Stop by and join us for the Hertrich of Pocomoke Business After Hours and Grand Re-Opening on July 24 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  All are welcome and no RSVP is required.  Please call the Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce at 410-957-1919 for further information.

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Comcast Business Selected by Choice Hotels International as a Qualified Vendor for Data, Video and Voice Services

SILVER SPRING, MD, July 9, 2014 – Today, Comcast Business announced it has been selected by Choice Hotels International as a Qualified Vendor for businessdatavideo and voice services. Under the agreement, Comcast Business is a qualified technology provider that can be utilized by any of the more than 5,000 Choice Hotels franchise properties across the U.S. that are in Comcast’s service areas, including brands such as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels & Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotels.

“In the hospitality industry, the key to building brand loyalty is to deliver a consistent, high-quality experience, especially in meeting guest expectations for reliable, high-speed Internet access and a robust HD solution,” said Alex Sewell, executive director, Emerging Markets, Comcast Business. “Choice Hotels has a rich history of implementing technological innovations for their guests, including offering the first global hotel application for the smart phone, and we look forward to working with their franchisees to provide our advanced technology solutions.”

To ensure a consistent set of vendors offering high-quality services for its franchises, the Choice Hotels Procurement team evaluates hundreds of potential vendors, who must meet various standards to be selected as a Qualified Vendor. The selection criteria include the ability to provide national or regional service, competitive pricing, strong experience with hospitality clients, a track record of successful business operation and financial stability, the ability to fulfill orders for its 5,000 domestic franchisees, and having standards and systems for continuous improvement.

Comcast Business Hospitality provides a suite of Ethernet, Internet, HDTV and advanced voice services customized for the hospitality industry. Comcast’s product suite enables hotels to leverage advanced technology from a single provider to help improve the guest experience and streamline back-office operations. Comcast built its network for speed and reliability, serving 39 states and 20 of the nation’s 25 largest markets.

The combination of Comcast’s broad portfolio of services, high-performance network and enterprise  support team make it uniquely suited to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. The strength and reach of Comcast’s network, which is a result of decades of investments by the company, provides hotels with a reliable connection – even across geographically dispersed properties – and enables them to deliver data, video and voice services seamlessly. For more information on Comcast Business Hospitality, visit

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