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Younger All-Star group struggles in regional play

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After going 10-0 in district and state play, the 9-10 Little League All-Stars have struggled at the Regional Tournament, dropping their first two games in Cranston, R.I. Berlin, representing the state of Maryland, fell 10-1 to New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 3 and 13-1 against Delaware on Tuesday, Aug. 5. “I think the same thing happened in both games – we came out just a little bit flat and unprepared to really grind against good competition,” said Coach Eric Snelsire. “The other teams we’re playing up here are all going to be really good, so we have to be able to match that level of competition and we have yet to come out and really do that. “We’ve had moments when we’ve run into some silly outs,” Snelsire continued. “Our bats really haven’t come alive yet. I will say the pitchers we faced in both games have been really good pitchers and to their credit kept us off the bases really well. When we did get ...
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Berlin advertises for Day’s Econ. Dev. position

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– A formal search has begun to replace one of the faces of America’s coolest small town. Economic and Community Development Director Michael Day announced his impending retirement earlier this year. Berlin formally posted the job on July 25 on the town website and the Maryland Economic Development Association website. “Under the direction of the Town Administrator, the Economic Development Director will serve as the point person who interacts with all Berlin merchants; and represent the Town at state and regional business development meetings,” the post read. “The selected candidate will work closely with Worcester County Department of Economic Development and Department of Tourism. There will be frequent travel, evening meetings and weekend work. This selected candidate will facilitate and attend various meetings; mediate numerous issues with merchants; write and administer grants and work with (supervise) the Main Street Coordinator in coordina...
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Feline friend leaving food for cats around downtown area

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– A rogue cat lover has been plaguing area businesses for more than a year. Several shops in downtown Berlin complained that someone has been feeding stray cats in the area behind their stores, leaving cans of cat food and tuna fish and drawing unwelcome pests in the process. Church Mouse Coordinator Helen Wiley said the problem has been ongoing for at least 12 months. “It’s escalated to the point where a dead kitten – or some kind of animal – was in our alleyway three weeks ago,” she said. Wiley said she reported the incident to the police and Public Works came to remove the animal. “Two days later we found, coming out of the Church Mouse, a can of tuna fish with two maggots on it,” she said. “In the winter they had a cardboard box for the cats in our alleyway. I understand the humane part of it – wanting to take care of the animals – but when it gets into the fact that there’s maggots because of cann...
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County Fair returns Friday through Sunday in Snow Hill

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Clara Vaughn, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

SNOW HILL—The Worcester County Fair is back with livestock shows, talent contests, a car show, cake auctions and classic Eastern Shore fare this weekend in Snow Hill. The free festivities for all ages kick off Friday and last through Sunday in Byrd Park. “It’s a family affair,” said Cindy Morris, Worcester County 4-H program coordinator, of the fair that’s been a county staple for more than 20 years. “There’s a little bit of something for the whole family.” The fair begins Friday with a horse show at 8 a.m. followed by Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids Day, a collaboration of local community organizations to provide information on safety as well as giveaways from at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Livestock judging also begins at 11 a.m. with more than 100 sheep, cattle, rabbits and chickens present for viewing on the fairgrounds. At 6:30 p.m., bidding starts at the benefit auction highlighted by the fair’s prize-winning cakes, helping offset t...
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Police adopt proactive way of reversing drug overdoses

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Facing growing concerns over heroin and opioid abuse in the area, police have adopted a proactive approach in treating potential overdoses. Pfc. Jessica Collins received certification to administer the anti-overdose drug Naloxone last month. Also known as Narcan, the opioid antagonist is used to treat the life-threatening depression of the central nervous and respiratory system associated with overdose. “Naloxone will go toward the respiratory system and kind of release it,” Collins said. “It reverses the effects of the overdose and it does it very quickly, so it will give you time for the EMS to get there or to get them to the hospital where they can provide further care.” Developed in the 1960s, the nasally administered drug can treat a number of opioid-related overdoses including morphine, oxycodone and Vicodin. “EMS has been using this for a while,” Collins said. “Because Maryland has seen an uprise in heroin and other op...
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OP Chamber to host second annual Car Show & Parade

Posted On: 8/7/14
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OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Car Show & Parade on Saturday Aug. 23. The parade will start at White Horse Park at 10 a.m. and proceed down Ocean Parkway to the Car Show at Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack Roads. There will be several food and business vendors and a radio remote from the Wave.  New this year, will be a free children’s bicycle parade around the south gate pond with prizes for the participants. There is no registration fee for the bicycle parade however organizers are asking for donations of school supplies to be given to Worcester County G.O.L.D. an organization that provides supplies for area school children. For more information on registering for the car show, the bicycle parade or becoming a vendor, call the Ocean Pines Chamber at 410-641-5306 or stop in the office at 11031 Cathell Road Berlin, Md. 21811. The Car Show will begin around 11 a.m. with trophie...
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New branch will replace old library

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: By Josh Davis and Nancy Powell, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After nearly a decade, plans are finally underway to build a new library. In June, Worcester County purchased land on Harrison Avenue next to the Waystead Inn in Berlin for $430,000 with the intention of building a new branch of the Worcester Public Library. Library Director Mark Thomas said he originally sent Worcester County a capital improvement plan in 2006. The county’s last new library, located in Ocean City, opened in 2008. Preliminary staff work on the building program is underway. “We’re hoping to go to the commission later this year to get a designer and an architect,” said Mark Thomas. “We expect the design process to take a good long while – certainly this calendar year and well into next year. Until we get into that it’s hard to say when the construction could begin because we haven’t even laid pencil to paper.” Thomas said the design phase could take six to nine months, and hoped construction coul...
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Art in Nature Photo Festival set for Salisbury Univ.

Posted On: 8/7/14
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SALISBURY–Photography enthusiasts are invited to show their work during the fourth annual Art in Nature Photo Festival, Aug. 8-10 at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University. Participants may compete in the photo competition in either the professional, amateur or youth divisions and may enter their photographs in any of five categories: Birds, Plants and animals other than birds, Landscape/scenery, Black and white and Macro photography. Photographers compete for the chance to win top prizes, which includes cash, software supplied by Adobe Systems and photo accessories supplied by Wimberley. First three entries are $10 for Ward Museum members and $15 for non-members. Each additional entry is $3 (member or non-member) with a maximum of 10 entries per photographer. The competition is only a small part of a weekend filled with photography-related activities. Sponsored by Wicomico County Tourism, the festival begins Friday evening with keynote speaker and internation...
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Taylor House in Berlin to host free lawn concert

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum will host a free Concert on the Lawn on Sunday, Aug. 10, featuring Blue Crab Crossing. The three-piece bluegrass band won the Berlin Fiddler’s Convention in 2011. Rhythm guitarist Lee Daniels, lead guitarist Bruce Wooster and bass fiddle player Kenneth Good have been playing together for six years. “We were in a gospel group together, and then we formed Blue Crab Crossing to be able to do bluegrass shows,” said Good. “We still have our fair share of gospel music that we can fall back on and we still enjoy it.” Banjo player Michele Green and mandolinist Mickey Justice are the most recent part-time additions to the band. “We’ve been doing a number of appearances with Michele and with Mickey Justice on mandolin and those two additions really solidified the group over this spring and summer,” Good said. Ironically, the band’s Fiddler’s Convention win also marked their first...
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Berlin will crown ‘Little Miss, Mr. Peach’ at festival

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Fresh on the heels of the Peach Festival, Berlin will crown the 2014 “Little Miss” and “Little Mister” Peach on Friday, Aug. 8. The 6th annual Berlin Peach Pageant will be held on the porch Atlantic Hotel at 6 p.m. Contestants must be 4-7 years of age and must reside in Worcester County. Terri Sexton, owner of the Treasure Chest, founded the pageant. “Something like this was done many years ago, because when we were growing up they had a ‘Little Miss’ and a ‘Miss,’” she said. “So I got together with somebody who had been a previous Little Miss and a Big Miss, and we kind of started the whole thing rolling.” Organizers advertised the event in area daycares, and a signup table was set up during last weekend’s Berlin Peach Festival. “All the contestants have to introduce themselves, and then we usually ask them a question that they have to answer,” Sexton said. “Nothing dif...
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