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Worcester County offers free “Until Help Arrives” workshop

Traumatic incidents can occur anytime, anywhere, and those who can help until emergency responders arrive could save lives. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) and Worcester County Volunteer Connection invite residents and visitors to attend “Until Help Arrives.” This free, three-hour Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workshop will be offered twice, September 7 and 18, from 1–4 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Branch Library. Participants will acquire the basic skills needed to provide help after an emergency until help arrives.

Registration Open for Adult Basketball League at Worcester County Recreation & Parks

Registration is now open for the Adult Basketball League at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. This fast-paced league is a great way to get up and get moving with your friends, while enjoying a great sport.
This league will run from September 7 – November 16, 2017 on Thursdays from 7–10 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older, we are inviting the community to form their teams and get registered. Scores will be tracked throughout the season, and the league will end in a tournament to determine the champions. 

Summer STEM Program a Model of Success

On July 27, area business leaders and state and federal representatives joined County officials to hear from 54 students about their experiences in the 2017 Step Up and Reach for the Stars STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer program. 

Cooling stations open and residents urged to take precautions during high temperatures

With heat indexes forecast to reach 110 degrees through this weekend, Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors while dealing with the second heat wave of the summer. Air conditioned cooling stations will be open to the public in diverse locations.   

WCRP Asks Community for Feedback with Survey

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP), located just off Highway 113 in Snow Hill, serves all of Worcester County through their effort to provide quality parks, a variety of recreation programs, as well as a fitness room, summer camps, a free indoor track and exercise equipment, motor coach trips, and more. 

WCRP Hosts Summer Field Hockey Camp in Berlin

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) will host Youth Field Hockey Camp at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex off U.S. Rt. 113 in Berlin from Monday – Friday, August 7 –11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is open to children grades 1st – 8th.

This camp is open to children in grades 1-8 and will introduce them to non-competitive field hockey fundamentals and instruction, including drills, exercises, and modified game play.

Worcester Health Offers Summer Smoking Cessation Classes

 Snow Hill, MD- Breathe deep and make 2017 a smoke-free summer with Worcester County Health Department’s free smoking cessation classes. Worcester Health is committed to helping smokers establish new behavior patterns that lead to a tobacco free lifestyle. With the smoking cessation class, Chantix, gum, patch, lozenges and other aids to help individuals quit tobacco are available through a voucher program.  Join one of the smoking cessation classes available throughout Worcester County starting in July.

Worcester County Government offices closed July 4

Worcester County Government offices closed July 4

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers, will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, for Independence Day.

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke City will be open during standard hours of operation.

All WCG offices will resume standard hours of operation on Wednesday, July 5.  Homeowner Convenience Centers are closed on their normal Wednesday schedule and will re-open Thursday, July 6, 2017.

The Worcester County Commissioners honor those who recently retired from County employment

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Worcester County Commissioners honor those who recently retired from County employment, including those pictured front row from left:  Public Works Transfer Station Attendant Gloria Shockley (22 years), Emergency Services Communications Clerk II Angela Ainsworth (24 years), Environmental Programs Health Specialist III Susan Hughes (27 years), Public Works Building Maintenance Mechanic III Eddie Wimbrow, Jr.