Latest news & announcements

Worcester County offers alternatives to beat the heat

July 7, 2016, with heat indices through Saturday expected to be around 100 degrees, the public is invited to escape the heat by visiting the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill as well as any of the five Worcester County branch libraries, located in Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke, during standard operating hours.

The WCRC is open Monday - Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Recreation and Parks at 410-632-2144.

Wicomico and Worcester Health Departments Partner to Host State Zika Awareness Town Hall

(Salisbury, MD)- As part of the State of Maryland’s ongoing Zika awareness campaign, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services Dr. Howard Haft will visit the shore on August 1 to speak at a Zika Town Hall open to the public and held at the Tri-County Council building from 5 to 7 p.m. The Wicomico and Worcester County Health Departments are partnering to co-host the town hall, which will include background on Zika and tips on how to prevent transmission of the virus. 

Beach and Beyond’s Best Summer Day-Trip Contest is on through July 15

Worcester County Tourism wants to know what you consider to be the perfect day-trip to Worcester County, Maryland. Do you search for ponies at Assateague Island, shop ‘til you drop in Berlin, explore the Old-Growth Forest of Snow Hill, take a River Cruise down the Pocomoke, or take in the beaches, boardwalk and entertainment in Ocean City? Tell us about it and you could be a winner in the Beach and Beyond “Best Summer Day-Trip Contest.” 

Stay Fit this Summer at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) offers area residents and visitors alike the opportunity to get up, get out, and get moving in a variety of fun, calorie-burning summertime fitness classes at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill.

Early Bird Morning Fitness class will return, along with evening Power Circuit Training. New this summer, an evening Yoga class will be offered.

Boys Lacrosse Camp to be held in Berlin

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) will offer a Boys Lacrosse Camp again this summer. Boys entering grades 5-12 are invited to spend a week learning and playing the Creator’s Game. Camp will take place at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin from Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Coach Kevin Gates, who has over 25 years of high school and college coaching experience, will instruct the camp.  

VOLT Small Business Loans Awarded in Worcester County

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) officials are thrilled to announce that two Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business loans will be awarded to Backshore Brewing Company and The Daily Brew Coffee Shop on June 28, 2016.

“Backshore Brewing will be expanding their product line and including a malted tea beverage,” WCED Director Merry Mears said. “This expansion will add more jobs to an already thriving business.”

Worcester County Health Department Confirms Rabid Cat in West Ocean City

Snow Hill, Md. - Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that a cat tested positive for rabies this week. The cat was found at Ocean Village at Old Bridge, a townhome community off Route 707 (Old Bridge Rd) in West Ocean City. The cat was being fed as part of a colony of cats at the property and is described as a small white female with orange and tabby patches.

Worcester County Recreation & Parks Offers Day Camps at Frontier Town and Shad Landing

Worcester County Recreation & Parks will host two off-site day camps again this summer, one at Frontier Town Water Park and a second at Shad Landing State Park. These camps will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for youth in grades 4–8.      
Frontier Town Day Camp will take place Wednesday, July 6. Kids will have the chance to cool off on water slides, lounge on the lazy river, splash in the pool or just relax playing some mini golf under the summer sun.

Worcester County Retains Current Tax Rates

June 7, the Worcester County Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2016/2017 (FY17) Operating Budget of $188,872,655 in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.  This reflects an increase of $6,422,546 or 3.5% more than the FY16 budget while reducing the requested expenditures of $193.9 million by $5 million.