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Worcester joins with tourism professionals to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019) – The Worcester County Commissioners join with tourism professionals from across the county to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 – 11. Those pictured include Denise Sawyer (front row, from left), Melanie Pursel, Lisa Challenger, Karah Lacey, and Jordy Figgs Kuczak; and Commissioner Diana Purnell (second row, from left), Kerrie Bunting, Ivy Wells, and Liz Walk; and Commissioners Ted Elder (third row, from left), Chip Bertino, and Jim Bunting; and Commissioner

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2019) – The Worcester County Commissioners join with tourism professionals from across the county to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 – 11. Those pictured include Denise Sawyer (front row, from left), Melanie Pursel, Lisa Challenger, Karah Lacey, and Jordy Figgs Kuczak; and Commissioner Diana Purnell (second row, from left), Kerrie Bunting, Ivy Wells, and Liz Walk; and Commissioners Ted Elder (third row, from left), Chip Bertino, and Jim Bunting; and Commissioners Josh Nordstrom (fourth row, from left), Bud Church, and Joe Mitrecic.

Registration open for Worcester County Recreation and Parks Swim Lessons

Registration is open now for summer swim lessons with Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WRCP). Swim lessons are open to children ages 2 and up. The lessons will take place at the Shad Landing swimming pool in the Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill, Maryland. WCRP is offering three separate sessions. Each session will last two weeks and run Monday through Thursday. Fridays will serve as inclement weather make up days. Session 1 will run from July 8 – 18. Session 2 will run from July 22 – August 1, and Session 3 will run from August 5 – 15.

Pocomoke River Summer Camp returns to Worcester County Recreation and Parks this summer

Get set for adventure as the Pocomoke River Camp returns to Worcester County Recreation and Parks this summer. Open to youth in fourth through eighth grades, campers will have their choice of canoe, kayak, or paddleboard during the first three days on the river. Campers will also go fishing and learn about diverse wildlife and the environment. On the last day of camp, campers will be transported for an extended day trip for more exploring to either Porters Crossing, Nassawango Creek, or Shad Landing. 

Isabell "Izzy" Emond serving as Worcester County's Page to the 2019 Maryland General Assembly

April 16, the Commissioners, with Stephen Decatur High school Principal Thomas Sites, commend Isabell "Izzy" Emond for serving as Worcester County's Page to the 2019 Maryland General Assembly. Emond has proven herself to be an outstanding leader who has been active in the Youth IN Government Model government program, testified on behalf of the Maryland Coastal Bays in the Maryland Senate, and founded a youth civic action club. 

 

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, April 22.
The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Friday, April 19, and open during standard hours of operation Saturday, April 20. 
The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store (RLS) in Pocomoke will be open Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Waterline flushing schedules

The Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works will begin its semi-annual program for flushing waterlines in these areas: Mystic Harbour, Landings, Assateague Point, and West Ocean City, Newark, Nantucket Point, and Edgewater Acres.

The purpose of this program is to remove any accumulated sediment from the lines and to ensure the hydrants are operational. Below are the proposed dates for the flushing of the waterlines, and please be advised that these dates are subject to change. 
 

Interest rate and bond premium saves Worcester County Government $5.98 million on bonds

Worcester County Government (WCG) recently obtained a 2.35% effective interest rate from Fidelity Capital Markets for the Consolidated Public Improvement Bond 2019 Series to build a new Showell Elementary School and a new athletic field and track at Stephen Decatur High School, to complete construction of Cell 5 at the Central Landfill, and to complete various water and wastewater improvements in the Ocean Pines and Riddle Farm Service Areas.

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