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Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

The following Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24-25, 2018, and Tues., January 1, 2019, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays: the Worcester County Government Center and Cape Isle of Wight satellite offices, Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC), the County Library, Central Landfill in Newark, and the Home Owner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) in Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill. 

Worcester County offers Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through January 15, 2019. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost. 

Worcester County Commissioners elect president and vice president

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 2018-2022 Board of Worcester County Commissioners took the oath of office. The new board includes incumbents Diana Purnell, representing the Central District – District Two; James C. “Bud” Church, representing the Sinepuxent District – District Three; Theodore J. Elder, representing the Western District – District Four; Anthony W. “Chip” Bertino, Jr., representing the Ocean Pines District – District Five; Madison J. Bunting, Jr. representing the Northern District – District Six; and Joseph M.

Kids Night IN at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff will be hosting a Kids Night IN on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill. Parents will be able to enjoy a night out, while kids enjoy a night IN!

This new event is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. The children will have a blast listening to holiday music, watching the movie classic "Frosty the Snowman" and decorating scrumptious holiday treats! Pizza will also be provided for dinner. 

Worcester County Government offices, Worcester County Recreation Center and all libraries will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23 in observance of Thanksgiving

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) and all five branch libraries, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2018 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the libraries and WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 24.

The Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Home Owner Convenience Centers (HOCC) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Standard hours of operation at these facilities will resume Friday, Nov. 23.

Worcester County Offices Closed November 6 and 12 for federal holidays

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed for two federal holidays, Election Day, November 6, and Veterans Day, November 12.

All five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation on both dates.

Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Autumn TIPS classes available through Worcester Health: Training available at a discounted cost to county alcohol licensees

(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department is offering discounted TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) classes and certification to Worcester County alcohol-licensed establishments. TIPS training is shown to decrease an establishment’s chances of alcohol violation penalties, keep our community safer, and increase customer satisfaction.

Worcester Health schedules fall flu vaccination clinics

SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu. 

Assateague Island Wild Horse Update

Berlin, MD-The National Park Service has completed its September 2018 population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island.  The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 79 horses, including 21 stallions and 58 mares.  The third foal of the year, colt N6BMT-FQ, was born in September to N6BMT-F “Jojo”.