Top producer

EXIT Realty At The Beach’s Andy Rayne was recently awarded Top Producer Club Pin by Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp, International.

Rayne has worked hard and this award is a well-deserved recognition of that effort, said Bernie Flax, Broker/ Owner of EXIT Realty At The Beach.

Rayne thanks his clients who have entrusted the sale of their farms and homes with him in the past year to make this award possible.

EXIT Realty At The Beach is located at 11002 Manklin Meadows Lane #3, in Ocean Pines. For more information, call 410-208-3948 or visit

Burton added

Fisher Architecture LLC, a locally-owned, experienced architectural firm providing functional design and construction solutions to clients, announced the addition of Abbey Burton as an architectural designer to its design firm.

With experience in REVIT, project management and graphic design, Burton will lead architectural project teams for Fisher Architecture. She will be responsible for managing projects from concept to completion through preparing client presentations, renderings, animations and construction documents.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and her Master’s in Architecture from Kent State University. Burton brings extensive experience working on designing multiple sectors. She is a certified LEED AP and an associate member of the AIA.

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, hiking, soccer, and spending time outdoors. She is also an adamant fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Penguins.

She resides in Fruitland with her boyfriend, Kolby, and their dog, Ella.


The Commander Hotel & Suites has received a 2018 Beauty Spot Award from the Ocean City Beautification Committee.

“We’re thrilled that our hotel, and especially the work of our grounds keeper Robert Jones, have been recognized by the Ocean City Beautification Committee,” said Jill Douglas, general manager of the Commander Hotel & Suites. “Robert has been with us for seven years, and his hard work and attention to detail consistently make the exteriors of our hotel look great.”

Each year, the Ocean City Beautification Committee searches for properties across Ocean City that are attractive, well maintained, and pleasing to the eye. To show appreciation for this effort in civic pride, the Beautification Committee and the Mayor and City Council selected the Commander to receive the award in the hotel category.

Tingle elected

The Independent Community Bankers of America announced that local community banker Reid B. Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Tingle’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Maryland and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.


The Mark Fritschle Group at Condominium Realty, LTD. has announced its listing and sales leaders for September.

Top listing agents by units are: Sheri Smith, Dave Whittington and Kathy Panco

Top listing agents by volume are: Whittington, Panco and Smith

Top settled units are: Brenda Archer-Nichols, Kevin Decker and Tracy Zell

Top settled by volume are: Joe Wilson, Decker and Zell

Fighting cancer

October is National Pasta Month and Carrabba’s Italian Grill in West Ocean City is supporting the fight against cancer with Pasta Georgio – a new addition to the restaurant’s menu of fresh and handmade dishes inspired by the many tastes of Italy.

A total of $1 from every order of Pasta Georgio at participating Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations will be donated to cancer research through Dec. 31.

Pasta Georgio features penne pasta with sautéed bell peppers and Romano, tossed in roasted red pepper sauce, then topped and baked with meatballs and mozzarella. The new dish is named in memory of George Minutaglio, the restaurant’s vice president of Operations who passed away earlier this year from pancreatic cancer.

On National Pasta Day, Wednesday, Oct. 17, when guests dine at Ocean City Carrabba’s Italian Grill, they can enjoy spaghetti pomodoro, linguini positano, and fettucine alfredo for only $10.

For more information on Pasta Georgio, visit

Ribbon cutting

Bluebird Farms, a family-owned Ocean Pines business that is committed to providing healthy produce, flowers, shrubs and trees to the local community, announces the celebration of its fifth anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5-7p.m.

The farm, which is located at 11207 Race Track Road, is deeply rooted in the history of Worcester County.

Bluebird Farms, with the assistance of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, will facilitate the ribbon-cutting.

The public is invited to tour the property on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy locally grown produce, annual flowers and perennial plants. The event will also feature family activities, including pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, a bonfire, food and drinks.

To learn more about Bluebird Farms including this event, contact Nancie Corbett, at 410-208-4475 or

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