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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.

Five Mile Branch Road Bridge to be Replaced

The Worcester County Department of Public Works is implementing plans to replace one county bridge during the summer of 2016, the Five Mile Branch Road Bridge. This bridge was scheduled to be replaced after earning unsatisfactory bridge sufficiency ratings during the county’s annual bridge inspection program. This bridge replacement project is eligible for federal funding under the Highway Bridge Program.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, May 30

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed. 

Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores and the DLC warehouse will be open during standard hours of operation.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, May 31. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Follow Me Robot joins lineup of Worcester County Recreation & Parks Summer Camps

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) staff are gearing up for the 2016 recreational and sports summer camp season and will deliver eight weeks of action-packed camps at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill and other county locations. Most camps are open to school-age children entering grades 1 through 8. 

New this summer, a Follow Me Robot Camp, open to youth ages 7-12, will take place at the WCRC in conjunction with Sciensational Workshops for Kids Inc. Children will build their very own robots to take home and keep. 

Discount Amusement Park Tickets on Sale at Worcester County Recreation Center

Amusement park tickets can now be purchased at the Worcester County Recreation Center at discounted prices. Purchase your tickets before heading out of town to save your family money and time waiting in ticket lines.

We offer tickets to all of your favorite Mid-Atlantic parks: Busch Gardens, Diggerland USA, Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, Kings Dominion, Sahara Sam's, Sesame Place, Six Flags America (MD), Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ), and Water Country tickets."

Adult Golf League Returns to Worcester County

Worcester County Recreation & Parks brings back the Adult Golf League for the 2016 spring/summer season. The league will begin Wednesday, May, 18 at Eagles Landing Golf course in Berlin.

Golf league participants will have the opportunity to play on nine courses in Worcester County, including Ocean Pines Golf Club, Rum Pointe, Ocean City Golf Club, Glen Riddle, River Run, The Bay Club, Lighthouse Sound, and Eagles Landing. Participants will play on a different course each week during this 9-hole shotgun and take pleasure in the game of golf.

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