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Worcester County Emergency Services urges Residents to Prepare for Cold Weather

January 6, 2017, the National Weather Service is calling for snow accumulations tonight ranging from six to 12 inches for the Lower Eastern Shore. The Maryland State Police (MSP) will institute a Snow Emergency Plan in Worcester County effective Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 a.m., meaning parking will be prohibited on state highways designated as snow emergency routes, and vehicles traveling on these roads should be equipped with all season radials or snow tires.

Worcester County Social Services Opens Cold Weather Shelter this Weekend

Prompted by a forecast calling for low overnight temperatures and snow, the Worcester County Homeless Board and Worcester County Department of Social Services in conjunction with Ocean City Cold Weather Coalition, will be offering a cold weather shelter at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the next three nights, beginning Friday night and ending Monday morning.

​Lower Eastern Shore to Host Go Red Event this February

Snow Hill, Md.- The Tri-County region will “Go Red” for women’s heart health with a free kick-off event 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy in Newark.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

While this is a free event, space is limited and pre-registration is required at www.peninsula.org/GoRed or by calling 410-543-7028. 

The evening will feature two local keynote speakers who will talk about women’s heart health issues:

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) and the Department of Liquor Control Administrative Offices, will be closed Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. In addition, the WCRC will be open the week of Dec. 27-30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and resume standard business hours beginning Dec. 26.

Worcester County Recreation & Parks looking to expand Men's Futsal opportunities

Following several successful seasons, Worcester County Recreation & Parks is looking to expand the Men's Futsal League at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill for 2017.

The league at the WCRC included six teams during the first two seasons. The WCRC also hosted the 2nd annual War on the Shore Futsal Tournament December 9 -11, 2016. Thirty teams participated and included U14 Boys, U16 Boys, U18 Boys, U18 Girls, and a Men's Division.

Stay Fit this Winter with Total Body Bootcamp

If you are looking to stay fit over the winter months and holiday season then the Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks (WCRP) Total Body Bootcamp Fitness class is just what you are looking for.
Total Body Bootcamp is a total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance, and body weight exercises, to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, and extremely effective. Total Body Bootcamp will absolutely challenge your levels of fitness and endurance! 

Drums Alive Instructor Training Cancelled

The Drums Alive Basic Certificate workshop that was scheduled at the Worcester County Recreation Center for Wednesday, December 28, has been cancelled due to low registration. We apologize for any inconvenience.  
            For more information or any questions, please contact Program Manager Lea Cataggio at 410-632-2144 x2509 or lcataggio@co.worcester.md.us.          

Worcester County Commissioners elect new president and vice president

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Commissioners re-elected Commissioner Madison J. Bunting, Jr. as Commission President and elected Commissioner Diana Purnell as Vice President. Commissioner Bunting was elected County Commissioner in 2010 to represent District Six, the Northern District. He has served as president since 2014. He is a licensed professional land surveyor and owned his own surveying and land planning business for 18 years.