This Week in the Pines! 12-18

 

 

(photos by Don LaFond)

WHITE HORSE PARK LIGHT & TREE DISPLAY – THRU JAN 4th! 
Stroll White Horse Park each night and view the tree lights and other festive displays.  Stop by the Community Center open Mon – Sat until 10pm, Sundays they close at 6pm.  Sign up for Winter Activities and Sports now or come up with gift giving ideas!

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
 
THURSDAY 12/18
Prime Rib Night at the Cove / HH 4-7pm
 
FRIDAY 12/19
Dodgeball Wars Grades 6-8, 6pm @ Comm Center
P.E.P Club Ugly Sweater Party 6:30-8:30pm @ CC
Painting In The Pines – Adults Only 6-8:30 @ CC
Jack Worthington (acoustic rock) 5:30-9:30 -Cove
HH Specials 4-7 pm at the Cove
Late Night Specials After 9pm The Cove
SATURDAY 12/20
Last Day PW Yard Open
Farmers Market @ WHP 8am-1pm
Glamour Girl Holiday Spa Day 1-4pm @ Comm Ctr
Rusty Works Begins @ Sports Core
Kevin Poole – The Cove 5:30-9:30
SUNDAY 12/21
Brunch @ The Cove 9am-1pm
Happy Hour 1-7 – Cove with Comfort Food Specials
Pickleball Drop-In 1:30-4:30 pm Comm Center
TUESDAY 12/23
Christmas Party w/ Jimmy Charles 4-10 The Cove
WEDNESDAY 12/24
OPA Offices Closed
Sports Core Closed
Comm Center Closed
 
THURSDAY 12/25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
OPA Offices, Pool, Golf, Yacht, and Community Center closed


Ocean Pines Aquatics! 
Winter Activity Guide is In!
Stop by the Sports Core Pool and register for classes or get info on events.  
 
Book a Pool Party
$6 Swimmers / $3 Non- Swimmers

AQUA ZUMBA starts Jan 5th!
New Winter programs, swim classes, and special events in the

 Winter ACTIVITY GUIDE!   view now
Visit our website calendars for info too!
 
Sports Core Indoor Pool – Open Year Round!
Open Mon-Sat from 10am-9pm
Sundays 10am – 6pm
Closed Dec 24 and 25th 
Thank you for supporting The Ocean Pines Aquatics Team as they collected presents for two families in need from Worcester County G.O.L.D.  We had an extremely successful year with the Angel Tree.
 
NOW YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE POOL! 
  Winter Swim Memberships available.
  410-641-5255 – pool /  410-641-7052 to register or 
email rec@oceanpines.org / Open to the Public
  All Welcome! Resident and Non-Resident Rates Apply
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     Saturday Farmers Market in White Horse Park!

8am -1pm Year-Round…..
New Vendors Weekly

VENDOR NEWS

 

NEW VENDOR- The newest member of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market Family is Habanera Farm.  The Tyaskin, Maryland farm grows herbs to create tasty teas for those looking for a healthy and enjoyable brewed beverages.  Habanera Farm is the first licensed herbal tea processor and producer in the state of Maryland.  Habanera Farm has been growing and blending herbal teas since 2007 and added a solar powered herb dryer in 2011 to produce their teas in an energy efficient way.
Tout de Suite Patisserie – Featured baked goods from the bakery for this Saturday, December 20th:

Fleur de Sel Carmel & Chocolate Tartlets

Soft Glazed Gingerbread “Tiles”

Apple Galettes made with local apples (from Stag Run Farm), and an all butter crust.

Walnut Maple Shortbread Cookies

*Complimentary French Macaroon with $7 minimum purchase.  One per guest, while supplies last.
Great Expectations Farm – Back by popular demand Great Expectations Farm is offering their popular Breakfast Box and an Assorted Meats Box during the month of December.

Breakfast Meat box for $25.00 – Includes one each of the following items; Ham slice, Scrapple, Bacon, Loose sausage, and Rope sausage.

Regular Meat Box for $60.00 – Includes the following; I pkg chops, 1 2-3 lb roast, 2 pkg ground beef, 1 Chip steak, 2 pkg Chicken breast,

and 1 whole bird.

Offer expires December 31, 2014 or while supplies last.  No substitutions on box items.
The Good Farm – The Good Farm has opened the enrollment period for their 2015 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.   The program offers a 20% premium over and above the amount of your support.  The CSA allows you to choose your own food by shopping from their stand at the market.  Farmers Christie and Ric want to remind you that a CSA share makes a great Christmas gift.  Only 50 shares are available for the coming season. To sign up for the program, stop by their market stand or email them at Thegoodfarm@gmail.com .

Blankets of Warmth

We would like to say “Thank you” to everyone that has donated a blanket to our Blankets of Warmth Drive. Your generosity will bring comfort to many in our community. If you were unable to get your blanket to market this past Saturday, we’ve got good news! Our Blankets of Warmth Drive continues throughout the month of December. Just drop your blankets off at the Market Information Booth, located inside the main entrance. The Ocean Pines Farmers Market and our blanket drive partner Holy Trinity Cathedral are grateful for your support.

 HOLIDAY MARKETS  

Beautiful holiday wreaths from Hasting Farms are back at your Ocean Pines Farmers Market for another wonderful Christmas season.  The Hasting’s use fresh naturally grown greens harvested from the woodlands of their Worcester County Farm to hand made holiday wreaths.  It’s the most

wonderful time of year at your Ocean Pines Farmers Market!

 

Make the season bright with local made tapered beeswax candles from Longridge Gardens.  The handcrafted 100% beeswax candles are long burning, and when lite give off the sweet natural aroma of the honey. Pair the candles with a seasonal floral arrangement by Terry for your home or give “Deans Handcrafted with Nature” candles as a lovely hostess gift.

COMMUNITY CORNER TENT

We’re now taking reservations for our Community Corner Tent for the 2015 market year.  This is a great way to introduce your nonprofit or service group to the farmers’ market shoppers.  The Community Corner can be used for membership drives, fund raising (excluding bake sales) or to hold a demonstration.  For more information, and to reserve your date; contact Market Manager David Bean at 410-251-6383 or at flavordrizzles@gmail.com.

 

VOLUNTEER AT MARKET

The Friends of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market is our volunteer group.  As a volunteer you could have the opportunity to rub elbows with our farmers and learn more about local agriculture, hob-knob with the bakers for inside secrets to their best recipes or just make new friends with others interested in supporting the farmers market.  Volunteer opportunities are available at any level of commitment and hours are flexible. To find out more, you can stop by our Information booth any Saturday or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tracey Hofman at TraceyHofman@aol.com.

 

MARKET MUSIC  Uke of Earl with Charlie Flagiello

 OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 8am – 1pm
White Horse Park!  Open to the public!  New Vendors welcome!

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Ocean Pines Platform Tennis Celebrates the Holidays with their Annual Christmas party
Manklin Meadows Racquet 
Complex Happenings! 
NEW CLUBHOUSE HOURS!
Mon, Tues and Wed from 9-12

Pro Shop will be closed from December 19 through December 29.  Shop will be open for coffee and business December 30.

410-641-7228

Hope to see many of you at the Ugly Sweater (or not) Happy Hour,
Thursday, Dec. 18th, 4 – 6 pm. Please bring an appetizer to share and your own drinks. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at pro shop or email Kim at kim_oceanpines@aol.com

PLATFORM TENNIS

CONGRATS ON TREE TRIMMING AWARD!!  Free Platform Tennis Clinics  Saturdays @ 12Noon @ Manklin Meadows. Bring Sneakers and we will provide the rest!
Annual Membership start at $150  

 

PICKLEBALL

NEW! PICKLEBALL WEBSITE

NICE TREE DECORATING SKILLS

Last Minute Christmas Tournament – For a Great Cause!

When:  Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

Sign in and practice starts at 8AM; Games start exactly at 9:00AM.  Where:  Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia ave Seaford, DE 19973

Cost:    $21.00 cash at the door when you sign-in. All proceeds above cost will be donated to the boys & girls club (85%) where it will be matched by the State Boys &  Girls Clubs. The Seaford pickleball players will receive (15%) for balls and supplies for painting the outdoor courts.

How to Enter: By e-mail to Dudley at snowbirds77@yahoo.com or Phone: 302-321-9311.

Entry deadline: December 17, 8:00 PM.

 

January – Four Week Pickleball Clinic
for Beginners

Tell your friends – they should sign-up now for the January Clinic which will be held at the Community Center, four Sundays in January, starting Jan 4th at 4:30pm. Space in this clinic is limited and is going fast.  Participants sign up through OP Recreation & Parks Dept, located inside the OP Community Center; Phone # 410.641.7052.   Here are the details for the January Clinic-

who: ages 12 and older;  when:Sundays, Jan 4, 11, 18 and 25; time: 4:30-5:30pm

instructors: Frank Creamer and Julie Woulfe. cost: $15/participant / 4 wk session

Information about Activities, Racquet Sport Memberships and Facilities

View Rates / Sport and Facility Information
410-641-7717 / 41-641-7052  rec@oceanpines.org


LEAF COLLECTION UPDATE 
Public Works Yard is open today, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00am – 3:30pm.  The last day the yard will be open for residents to bring refuse in paper bags or loose is Saturday, December 20th. PW will still be running vacuum truck around to keep ditches clear weather permitting.  Curbside trash pick -up customers can leave up to 4 bags of leaves per pick up and bundle sticks and other debris in 4′ lengths to be collected by the contractor.Other useful links.County Recycling Info /  New Landfill Info

New Trash Contractor / lmartin@oceanpines.org

or call 410-641-7425 for more info

UPDATE ON NEW CURBSIDE TRASH / RECYCLE SERVICES


 
 

Call 302-658-4097 to sign up for new service today!  Residents should sign

 up by FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 to be included in the first collection week starting Jan 2, 2015 for North Side,

and Jan 3, 2015 for South.

Note:  collection days moved up one day for New Year’s holiday observed.  Regular collection will resume the following week.

 
For more information click here
Other Info: 
For Current WM customers, their contract with us ends
Dec 31, 2014.  WM will be collecting their containers
Jan 1 – 15th by the curbside.  New Containers from Republic will be delivered starting Dec. 20th.
Please remember all containers must be screened or stored in your garage and removed from the curb on the collection day. Contact a neighbor or friend if you are unable to do so.  Please follow the rules and keep OP looking beautiful!
WM billing inquiries, please call WM at 800-633-9096

Sign Up for Republic Service, please call 302-658-4097 or visit them on-site this week or email
or mail enrollment form.  (see form for instructions)

Most Lights
2014 Light Up the Pines Contest is in Full Swing!
Help us chose the winners in all 4 categories!
click on the link  to VOTE on the e-ballot

Light Displays Entered
13 Sloop Lane
29 Liberty Street
68 Tail of the Fox Drive
122 Camelot Circle
28 Moonshell Drive
714 Ocean Parkway
5 Oxford Court
63 Boston Drive
110 Windjammer Road
76 Ocean Parkway
5 Dinghy Court
6 Sand Trap Court
8 Village Way
169 Ocean Parkway
33 Whaler Lane
December Calendar!  

Ocean Pines Chamber After Hours Event
At The Yacht Club
Ocean Pines Yacht Club / The Cove Restaurant
OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER THURS – SUN
11am-Close, Happy Hour each day until 7pm
SUN BRUNCH 9am-1pm, HH starts at 1pm.
LATE FALL MENU – Try the Meatloaf!!
Sunday Brunch Buffet1st Floor Dining, 9am – 1pm
 $15 / $7.50 age 6-12 /5 & less free

 Thursday 12/18:

Prime Rib Dinner Special: Carved Prime Rib w/Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegs& Au Jus $16

 Friday 12/19 and Saturday 12/20

 Petite Lamb Ribs: Apple Smoked, Pomegranate BBQ,

Cucumber-Citrus-Chile Salad  $11

 

 Seared Diver Scallops: Cauliflower “Steak”, Yellow Curry Vinaigrette, Tart Apple Slaw  $18

 

 Braised Short Rib: Sunchoke Puree, Charred Asparagus, Cippolini Onion Confit, Cabernet Glace  $15

 

Sunday 12/21 – Comfort Specials

Turkey & Dumplings:

Stick-to-your-ribs style dumplings with pulled turkey & roasted veggies   $8

 Mahi Tacos:

Grilled Mahi Mahi with corn tortilla & fixin’s $9
Prime Rib Stroganoff:

Chunks of prime rib simmered with wild mushrooms & sour cream gravy over noodles  $9
NEW HAPPY HOUR

 Delicious Food, Live Music, and Great View!

4-7pm Thurs – Saturday / Sunday 1-7pm
$2 Domestic Drafts and Rails/ $2.50 Domestic Bottles.
Call, Premium and Top are $1 off and House wine just $3

LATE NIGHT FARE MENU (After 9pm)

This Weekends Entertainment….

December 20th Kevin Poole 530-930
 Country Christmas / Locals Sweater Party

Jimmy Charles Christmas Concert &

Coastal Hospice Benefit 2nd floor.
December 23,2014

Cheer starts at 4pm w/ Food /Drink Specials.  Concert 6-10pm


December 26th Kaleb Brown 5:30-9:30

December 27th Kevin Poole 5:30-9:30
DEC 31st – New Year’s Party!   RSVP NOW

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Ocean Pines Recreation and Aquatics
Winter Activity Guide is Here!

 

Like us on Facebook  410-641-7052/ rec@oceanpines.org

Community Center is open Daily for sign-ups.

Community Center will close early on Dec. 24 and closed all day on Dec. 25 to celebrate Christmas.  Re-open Dec. 26 @ 8am.

 

     COMMUNITY EVENTS  

    

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Pine Tones Chorus Christmas Concert

Friday, December 19     7:30 pm

Atlantic United Methodist Church, Ocean City

This annual Christmas concert, “The Colors of Christmas,” will feature John Rutter’s song by the same name and other popular tunes such as Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” and Irving Berlin’s “Silver Bells” and “White Christmas.”  The Pine Tones Chorus includes approximately 60 singers from Ocean Pines, Ocean City and the surrounding area and is directed by June Todd and accompanied by Sandra Coston-Barkley.  Guest musician Tom Baione will join the group on the string bass.  Admission is free and an offering will be received.  Refreshments will be served following the concert.

 

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Ocean Pines Anglers Club Meeting

Saturday, December 20     9:30 am

Ocean Pines Library

At this monthly meeting, John McFalls will discuss the idea of building one regional ocean action plan for Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virgina, New Jersey and New York.  Buddy Siegal will also speak about the Marine Recreational Information Program regarding summer flounder and other issues.  Members are reminded to bring canned goods or money for Diakonia. All are welcome.

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Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Wednesday, December 24th
8:00pm, Community Center

It lasts one hour and there are refreshments after the service. Dress is casual. No offering is taken during this community service.

Star Charities Beef & Beer Fundraiser

Friday, January 9

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ocean Pines Community Center

$26 per person

410-641-7667

 

PLAY OCEAN PINES GOLF!
$30 all day any day —–18 with cart!

 

 FOR INFO AND TEE TIMES 410-641-6057
call for group & guest rates.

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