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Committee asks artists to think small for new year’s first Art Stroll

Posted On: 1/9/14
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

Committee asks artists to think small for new year’s first Art Stroll BERLIN—At least 30 local artists will be featured as part of a Second Friday Art Stroll that will serve as the beginning of the year kickoff for a near month-long exhibit that will be hosted by The Globe Restaurant from Jan. 10 until Jan. 27. The Globe is located at 12 Broad Street and the Art Stroll event will be from 6-8 p.m. The theme for the exhibited pieces will be “Small Things” and the participating artists were challenged to restrict the size of their creations to a canvas no larger than 16 inches by 20 inches. All pieces will be labeled with the artists’ names, and the title, medium and price of the artwork. In addition to showcasing talented local artists, the event will also serve in part as a fundraiser for the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee. Austin Widdowson, founder of Refresh Media, the newly reinstated Arts and Entertainment Committee had had been operating on an out of pocket self-funding basis by the committee members. According...
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Phillips’ home wins contest

Posted On: 1/9/14
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Phillips’ home wins contest OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association has announced the winners of its annual “Light up the Pines” outdoor display contest.   This year, area residents were given the chance to vote for all of the winners in the contest’s four categories. The home of Lee and Barb Phillips, located at 76 Ocean Parkway, received the most votes in three of the four categories - “People’s Choice,” “Most Creative” and “Most Lights.” The home of Ron and Barbara Ferger, located at 5 Oxford Court, received the most votes in the “All-Around Top-Notch” category.   The winners will be given a gift bag filled with goodies and a gift card good at any Ocean Pines amenity.   Approximately 350 votes were cast in the contest, which was open to all Ocean Pines residents.  Subscribers to the Ocean Pines Association’s e-mail list received a link to the online ballot.  People could also vote by visiting t...
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Community Briefs

Posted On: 11/27/13
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Volunteer of the YearStephen Decatur High School junior Jerred Johnson was named the SDHS Volunteer of the Year in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the awards recognize outstanding community service by young Americans. Johnson is now eligible for the Maryland Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Two state honorees will be named in February. EWGA holiday partyThe Executive Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual holiday party and shopping event at Lighthouse Sound on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All EWGA members and friends are invited to attend as well as anyone interested in becoming a member or finding out more about the EWGA events and leagues. Anyone who joins at the event will receive a $20 discount off the classic membership. For information, call Ruth Jones at 410-860-1494 or rp...
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Gull Creek Senior Living hosts first Idol competition

Posted On: 11/21/13
Written By: Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—The house was rocking as Gull Creek Senior Living Community hosted its first Silver Stars Senior Idol Contest on Nov. 14. Truck driver Charley Davis took home the top prize of $500 with renditions of Kenny Rogers’ “You Don’t Need Me,” and Marvin Gaye’s and Tammi Tyrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Regina Yankalunas won the $250 second place prize with classics from the play Phantom of the Opera, “All I Ask of You,” and Andrea Bocelli’s “The Prayer.” Dennis Crawford, who was visiting from Falls Church, Va., went home with the $100 third place prize. He crooned out “Dream Lover”—Bobby Darin’s not Mariah Carey’s thank you very much—and “Only You” by the Platters. Garry White of Ocean Pines came in a respectable fourth place, earning himself a nice stash of casino bucks, which if he plays his cards right (pun intended) could result in topp...
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Children’s Halloween-themed events planned throughout area

Posted On: 10/24/13
Written By: Clara Vaughn, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

 MARYLAND–Children and families can celebrate Halloween with free activities in the area starting today, Oct. 25, and lasting into November.  From trick-or-treating to costume contests, pony rides, hayrides, games and more, these are some of the events taking place:   Berlin: • Frontier Town’s Haunted Trail through the Wicked Woods of the Western theme park is open to the public from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The cost to walk through “FrontFear Town” is $5 per person. The park is located off Route 611. Call 410-641-3325 for more information.   • The Berlin Branch of the Worcester County Public Library will host trick-or-treaters all day Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be cookies, candy and other snacks. Call 410-641-0650 for more information.   • The Town of Berlin’s trick or treat hours will be from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31....
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Community Briefs

Posted On: 10/24/13
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Rotary Club installs new member The Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club recently installed new member Carl Smith. The Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club meetings are held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Captain’s Table Restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott, 15th Street and the Boardwalk.   MBS Family Fall Festival Oct. 25  Get ready to fall into fun when the annual Family Fall Festival returns to Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin on Friday, Oct. 25, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Hosted by the Home School Association, this admission-free, family-friendly event on Racetrack Road features something for everyone. There will be hot food and baked sale items, arts and crafts tables as well as face painting for children, inflatable bounce houses, children’s Chinese auction and other family fun to benefit the HSA of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. Games, rides and other activities require tickets. Cost is $1 per ticket or $20 for 30. The festival also...
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Worcester County Libraries to offer assortment of programs

Posted On: 10/10/13
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WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County libraries will offer a variety of programs in October. During Play Time, parents and children ranging from infants to 5 years old will explore educational toys together in interactive free play. It is a great place to make new friends and learn new skills. Play Times are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Pocomoke Branch; Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Ocean City Branch; Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Snow Hill Branch; and Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Berlin Branch. During Lap Time, infants to children age 2 will be introduced to songs, games, finger plays and movement activities while parents and caregivers learn new ways to interact with their children. Lap Time will be every Tuesday during October at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Branch. Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds features a different theme each session from stories, rhymes and finger plays to music and crafts. It will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 15 and 29 at the Berlin Branch...
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Worcester County Arts Council seeks project applicants

Posted On: 10/10/13
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BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council Grants Review Committee is seeking applicants for local art projects to be held in Worcester County between Jan. 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014. Proposed project must be sponsored or presented by a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization and be open to the public. Grant amount requested must be matched one-for-one by organization funds.   Applications must be received no later than 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Arts Council’s office located at 6 Jefferson Street in Berlin.   Application forms and guidelines are available on the Arts Council’s Web site, www.worcestercountyartscouncil.org under “WCAC Grants.”   The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community-based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Cou...
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Bliss featured artist at Arts Council gallery during Oct

Posted On: 10/10/13
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BERLIN– During the month of October, The Worcester County Arts Council Gallery will feature an exhibit by local artist and the Arts Council’s member, Kenny Bliss.  The exhibit will be on display through October. Kenny Bliss creates his work through diverse mediums such as painting with pulp, sculpting clay, and carving masterful pumpkins. His unique talents range from shaping origami mermaids to conceiving award winning recipes. Kenny has dubbed himself a “pulp artist”, fascinated with manipulating pulp to invent unique handmade stationary and paintings. Pictured below, hand carved by Kenny pumpkin, will be auctioned off on Second Friday in October to benefit various programs of the Arts Council.
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Worcester Co. Arts Council to offer fall classes

Posted On: 9/19/13
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BERLIN–Fall classes for children and teens are being offered by the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin including mixed media collage and artful inspiration. For more information, contact  Anna Mullis, executive director at 410-641-0809. MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE: four-session class will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The classes for students ages 10-15 will take place from 3:30-5  p.m. The classes for children ages 6-9 will run from 5-6 p.m. The instructors are Kate Russell and Erika Rittling Uebel. The cost is $60 for four classes. Supplies included. Create collages from unique and interesting materials. In this four session class where students will experiment with different papers, found objects, and photos to create innovative still life collages, while learning about color, composition, texture, and shape.  Students will be introduced to works by Picasso and Eric Carle, among others, to explore variety of techniques used by artists throughout hist...
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