Donna Richardson West

Donna Richardson West

Joins board

Donna Richardson West has been appointed to be the new board of director to represent Worcester County at Choptank Electric Cooperative. This seat was previously held by David W. Bruning, who retired from the board on Sept. 25.

West graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1976 and attended Wor-Wic Community College.

An Eastern Shore native, West is embedded into the local Worcester County community.

As daughter of Fay and Roger Richardson, she has worked on her family’s farm her entire life and has seen all aspects of the business, where she provides support in daily operations.

She has been the assistant treasurer and treasurer for Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church since 2000, campaign treasurer for Sen. Jim Mathias since 2006, and has been on the board of directors for Snow Hill Christian Nursery School from 2001-2004 and then again from 2013 to the present.

Engaged to Kenneth Lambertson Sr., she has three grown children and nine grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, be on the water either boating or jet skiing, travel, and watch sporting events.

Group recognized

Deeley Insurance Group has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program by Business Insurance Magazine, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help companies grow.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

Deeley Insurance Group will appear with the other winning companies in the November issue of Business Insurance Magazine and online at

With offices located in Willards, Maryland and Lewes, Delaware, Deeley Insurance Group is a privately held independent insurance agency specializing in employee benefits, business and personal insurances.

Clients represent all industries including community association, hospitality, trucking and construction firms. To learn more, visit

Agents ranked

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ocean City Offices recently had several agents ranking in the

September Top 100 for the Greater Baltimore Region:

Nancy Reither, third; Jamie Caine, 10th; Marianne Leizure, 20th; Terri Moran, 24th; Whitney Jarvis, 34th; Kim Bounds, 43rd; Mary Beth Watters, 53rd; Jennifer Cropper, 56th; Nina Littleton, 58th; Colleen Deptula; 64th; Eric Green, 72nd; Michael Nolen, 76th; and Ed Galyon, 84th.

Top 20 Teams

McNamara & Associates, 12th; Rick Meehan/Katy Durham, 14th; and Cain Team of OC, 20th.

‘Beer Notes’

A new, locally-produced radio show is slated to hit Delmarva’s airwaves this October.

“Beer Notes” is a weekly, two-minute program that will air every Thursday evening at 5:44 p.m. during “All Things Considered” on Delmarva Public Radio. Beer Notes focuses on craft beer, the cultural phenomenon that continues to grow on the Eastern Shore and in communities all over the United States.

Produced by Shore Craft Beer in collaboration with Delmarva Public Radio, Salisbury University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, “Beer Notes” is both a celebration of and an education on craft beer.

“Beer Notes” will be the first program to be syndicated by Delmarva Public Radio, allowing it to be picked up by stations across the country. The show will cover the origins, science, styles, trends and the development of craft beer culture. Listeners can also suggest topics for upcoming episodes.

Beer Notes will broadcast weekly on DPR, WSCL 89.5 and WSDL 90.7. The show can also be found online at, and episodes will additionally be posted on after they air.

Ribbon cutting

Advisors at Key Financial Services are looking to change the way the general public views financial advising. In an effort to celebrate the new name and management style, Key Financial Services is holding an open house and ribbon cutting, Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7-10 a.m.

Ocean 98.1’s “Rude Awakening Show” will be broadcasting live from the office, Rise Up coffee will be provided, and there will be a door prize drawing.

Meet the staff including: Curtis Macomber, Chris McLoota, Matt Repass, John Barrett, Kristin Coane, Collin Macomber, Megan Repass and Marc Custodio. The office is located at 9928 Old Ocean City blvd in Berlin.

Both the Ocean Pines and Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will be involved for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Grand opening

The Marlin Market and Assateague Diner + Bar in conjunction with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce have announced they will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. at their location on the corner of Sunset Avenue and Stephen Decatur Highway.

The event will officially launch an entire weekend long grand opening celebration.

The Grand Opening Weekend Celebration come after a summer spent revitalizing and remodeling the formerly abandoned lot on the corner of Sunset Avenue and Stephen Decatur Highway.

The Marlin Market has everything vacationers and locals may need from gasoline and ice to fire wood, cocktails, fried chicken and a soon-to-launch touchscreen ordering kiosk.

This little corner on Route 611 is a one-stop shop.

The Assateague Diner + Bar is a full-service restaurant and bar offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and an ever-changing specials list. The adjoining bar offers multiple TVs for sports viewing, Keno, and arcade games.

The team of owners and management led by DC Metro native, Kunal Kumar and local restaurateur Dennis Kalchthaler bring a wide variety of past experience to the table and a passion for the local community.

The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Friday and feature all-day specials at the market, diner and bar including $1 drink specials, a grand opening special menu, and giveaways all weekend. Giveaways include gift cards and a 55-inch flat screen TV.

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