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Pines leaders seeking Coastal Bays support

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It doesn’t happen as often as it should, but now and then there occurs a partnership that makes perfect sense. That would be the union — or possible union — of the Ocean Pines Association and the Coastal Bays Program. Although the two entities have worked together on numerous occasions, one of the most recent… Read more »

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Berlin continues with bee haven

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Towns seeks recertification of ‘Bee City’ recognition by looking out for pollinators By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) Increasing the pollinator population in Berlin remains an important pursuit for the town, as it continues the recertification process as a Bee City USA affiliate. “With the issues with the bees disappearing and the other pollinator[s],… Read more »

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OP Board meeting briefs

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved updates to resolution M-02, redirected a contact for bulkhead repairs and rescinded an earlier motion seeking bids for auditing services during its meeting on Nov. 2. Resolution M-02 The board approved on second reading updates to resolution M-02 to… Read more »

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OP hoping to partner with Coastal Bays

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 14, 2019) While funding remains uncertain, Ocean Pines Association officials are looking at working with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to secure state grants to address long-term watershed protection efforts. Last week, OPA President Doug Parks, Operations Director Colby Phillips and board member Tom Janasek, who previously chaired the… Read more »

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Nationwide mural project descends on Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Artist Tim Gibson drove into Berlin last week on a floral bus with one purpose in mind: painting a mural as part of his Ten Thousand Flowers Project. Gibson, 24, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, began his mural-painting journey in June 2018, and started the Ten Thousand Flowers Project tour… Read more »

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Frenes sign off at Victorian Charm

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Steve and Debbie Frene will soon say goodbye to Victorian Charm as they prepare to sell their shop on Main Street. “We’re one of the few remaining links to old Berlin,” Steve said.  Debbie opened Victorian Charm on 100 N. Main St. in the 1990s with the help… Read more »

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Business

Berlin’s Second Friday soldiers on

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) It may be quieter than those summer Second Friday Art Strolls in Downtown Berlin, but this Friday’s offseason version will continue to offer residents and visitors plenty of art to appreciate. The event takes place during the second Friday of each month. Area shops and restaurants will… Read more »

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Frene couple to sell Victorian Charm in Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Victorian Charm owners Debbie and Steve Frene will soon say goodbye to their shop on Main Street in Berlin. The couple is in the process of selling the store, and they expect everything to go through next week. Debbie said it’s been a whirlwind, and that the process… Read more »

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Pines leaders seeking Coastal Bays support

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It doesn’t happen as often as it should, but now and then there occurs a partnership that makes perfect sense. That would be the union — or possible union — of the Ocean Pines Association and the Coastal Bays Program. Although the two entities have worked together on numerous occasions, one of the most recent… Read more »

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Pay military veterans more than lip service

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“Thank you for your service,” an expression once employed as a sincere declaration of respect for military veterans, has lost much of its substance in recent years through overuse. Like another platitudinous statements, such as “thoughts and prayers,” that people employ whenever they can’t think of something more meaningful to say, “Thank you for your… Read more »

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