We need your vote for the best decorated homes in Ocean Pines!
15 homes have decked the halls, strung the lights and entered the 2014″Light Up the Pines” holiday
decorating contest. We need your help selecting the winner in each of the four categories –
“People’s Choice,” “Most Creative,” “Most Lights” & “All-Around Top-Notch.”
Vote for your favorite in each category by January 1, 2015.
The winners will be announced in the new year, and all winners will receive prizes.
For more information, including a map showing the homes entered in the contest, click here.
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Christmas Party w/ Jimmy Charles 4-10 The Cove
OPA Offices Closed
Sports Core Closed
Comm Center Closed
THURSDAY 12/25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS
OPA Offices, Pool, Golf, Yacht, and Community Center closed
Kaleb Brown 5:30-930 The Cove
Farmers Market @ WHP 8-1
Kevin Poole 5:30-9:30 The Cove
Brunch @ The Cove 9am-1pm
Happy Hour 1-7 – Cove with Comfort Food Specials
Pickleball Drop-In 1:30-4:30 pm Comm Center
Shallow/Deep Water Swimmin Wimmin Begin
Shape Ups H20 begins
Winter Jr Lifeguard Program 10am-5pm SC
New Years Eve Party Yacht Club 7:30pm-1am
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
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
All Welcome! Resident and Non-Resident Rates Apply
Saturday Farmers Market in White Horse Park!
8am -1pm Year-Round…..
New Vendors Weekly
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Manklin Meadows Racquet
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.
CONGRATS ON TREE TRIMMING AWARD!! Free Platform Tennis Clinics Saturdays @ 12Noon @ Manklin Meadows. Bring Sneakers and we will provide the rest!
January – Four Week Pickleball Clinic
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
PLAY OCEAN PINES GOLF!
$30 all day any day —–18 with cart!
FOR INFO AND TEE TIMES
call for group & guest rates.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
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!
UPDATE ON NEW CURBSIDE TRASH / RECYCLE SERVICES
Note: collection days moved up one day for New Year’s holiday observed. Regular collection will resume the following week.
Other Info & Container UPDATE:
For Current WM customers, their contract with us ends
Dec 31, 2014. WM will be collecting their containers
Jan 1 – 15th by the curbside. Update on the recycle cart delivery: The new recycle carts will be delivered to the Ocean Pines public works yard on Monday 12/29/14 and Tuesday 12/30/14. We will start delivering the carts on Monday 12/29/14 and should have everything completed by Wednesday 12/31/14. The residents that wanted a trash cart will also be delivered next week. As a reminder, because of the New Year’s holiday the trash/recycle normally picked up on Thursday 1/1/15 will be picked up on Friday 1/2/15 and the trash/recycle normally picked up on Friday 1/2/15 will be picked up on Saturday 1/3/15.
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)
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
Friday 12/26 and Saturday 12/27
with WINE PAIRING
Short Rib Pierogie
Bacon-Onion Jam, Horseradish Cream $10
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Columbia Valley, Washington $7
Braised Lamb Shank
Soft Ricotta Polenta, Artichoke Hearts,
Lemon-Mint Gremolata $16
Monte Antico Red 2009
Toscana, Italy $8
Olive Oil Poached Mahi
Roasted Vegetable Risotto, Herb Vinaigrette $13
Boomtown Pinot Gris 2011
Columbia Valley, Washington $9
Sunday 12/21 – Comfort Specials
Wild Rice Pilaf, Grilled Zucchini & Squash, Dijon Cream Sauce $10
Ham & Swiss Quiche
Served with a Side Salad $8
House Ground Beef Stuffed with BBQ Brisket & Cheddar $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
The Cove will open 4pm NY day
LATE NIGHT FARE MENU (After 9pm)
This Weekends Entertainment….
Country Christmas / Locals Sweater Party
Jimmy Charles Christmas Concert &
Coastal Hospice Benefit 2nd floor.
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!
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.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday, December 24th @ 8:00pm, Community Center
It lasts one hour and there are refreshments after the service. Dress