29 Bishop Richard Lipka

Bishop Richard Lipka


The Rt. Rev. Richard W. Lipka of Salisbury has been elected Bishop Ordinary of The Missionary Diocese of All Saints.

Lipka grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and attended Seminary in Rome, Italy, where he was ordained as a priest at the altar of St. Peter 54 years ago. He has served from Annapolis to Salisbury to Baltimore and to Hawaii.

In August of 1995, he was consecrated as a Bishop.

The MDAS is a non-geographical diocese of the Anglican Church in North America extending from Maine to California. The Office of the Bishop is located at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 11021 Worcester Hwy. in Berlin

Bishop Lipka has appointed three Vicar Generals to help minister to the parishes within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints. The Eastern Convocation is headed up by Fr. Alan Andraeas; the Central Convocation by Fr. Terry Moore and the Western Convocation by The Rt. Rev. Michael Penfield.

Sunday in-person, socially distanced services are at 10 a.m at Holy Trinity. For more information, contact Holy Trinity Cathedral, 410-641-4882 or Sara Lewis, 443-235-5675.


Berlin Rotary Club is accepting applications from seniors at Stephen Decatur High School and Worcester Technical High School, who are planning to attend college or trade school in the fall of 2021.

Deadline for submitting an application is April 1. Students should contact their guidance counselor for an application.

For more information, contact Nancy Bradford at nbradford@bankofoceancity.com.


Worcester NAACP recently announced its officers for 2021.

Berlin Council member Shaneka N. Nichols swore in the officers through a Zoom meeting held on Jan. 20.

Branch officers are: President Ivory Smith, Secretary Linda Hilliard and Treasurer Christine Clark.

Executive directors are: Rev. Jay Jones; Religious Affairs, Dr. Roxie Dennis Acholonu; Political Action, Catherine Freeman; Press & Publicity, Judy Harris-Davis; and Environmental & Climate Justice, Larry Ryan.

Worcester County NAACP meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Call 410-213-1956 for information.

Dean’s List

Several Worcester County residents were among the 2,329 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, named to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list students most have a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the fall semester.

Among the students earning recognition are: Christopher Leitgeb, Communication major from Ocean City; Patrick Miller, a management major, from Ocean City; and Katherine Mitchell a Marine Science major from Berlin.

Elsa Quillin from Berlin, was recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, for the fall 2020 semester.

In order to achieve dean’s list status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 quality point average during the semester.

Edward McDermott of Ocean City, a junior majoring in biology and government, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, for the 2020 fall semester.

To earn a spot on the list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above.

Alexander Canakis of Bishopville and Caleb Mindte of Ocean Pines have been named to the University of Delaware dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Max Bisaha of Berlin, majoring in Political Science, and Molly McCormick of Berlin, a Psychology major, earn spots on the dean’s list at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

To quality for dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.6 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.

President’s List

Eric Gwin of Berlin, was named to the fall 2020 president’s list at Hudson Valley Community College.

Gwin is studying in the Non-matriculated program at the Troy, New York college.

Each fall and spring term, the college’s president’s list names those full-time students and part-time students registered for at least six college credits who have a term average of between 3.5 and 4.0 for that term. Students must have completed at least 12 college credits successfully.

Rachael Weidman and Maya Ziashakeri, both od Berlin, have been named to the president’s list at College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Weidman is majoring in Psychology and Ziashakeri in Exercise Science.

To qualify for president’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.

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