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Rechristened ‘Snapdragon’ features made in U.S. items

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) The former Bungalow Love on 9 South Main Street in Berlin has officially become Snapdragon Boutique and Gallery. Owner Tracey Bell took over the storefront last June and kept the name of the previous business, founded by Heather Layton. Bungalow Love opened in 2009 on William Street and… Read more »

Attics of My Life brings DIY spirit downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) For Ashley Abell, co-owner of newly opened Attics of My Life in downtown Berlin, breathing new life into old objects is a family affair. Abell grew up on the western shore of Maryland, and the inside of her childhood home there was largely made of reclaimed lumber her… Read more »

Pines Clubs Cmte. met with Matt Ortt Companies Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) Details are few on exactly how the Matt Ortt Companies plan to turn around the Ocean Pines yacht and beach clubs after historically poor performances last year, but the restaurant consulting group, which recently signed a two-year deal to manage the facilities, will apparently take part in… Read more »

Puzzle over This offers varied escape rooms

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) A zombie carnival, Edgar Allen Poe and an apartment crime scene are few of the escape room options offered at Puzzle over This on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. “It is a challenge, but it’s also a lot of fun and something different,” owner Deborah Ennis… Read more »

Regal Beast endures in Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) For more than a decade, Ellen Tolliver’s Regal Beast studio in Snow Hill has provided both a showcase for her creative approach to ceramics and a home for other artists working in a range of media. Glass artist Donald Cheeseman currently works out of the space on… Read more »

Third time’s charm for Snow Hill Gift Shop and Interiors

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) After shuffling locations on Pearl Street, Jack Helgeson has settled on West Green Street in Snow Hill and rechristened his business “Snow Hill Gift Shop and Interiors.” Helgeson moved to Snow Hill from Cambridge about two years ago and in 2016 opened A Diamond on Pearl, part… Read more »

Community has home in Snow Hill business

New salon Starr’s of Beauty to have traditional services, programs for kids, elderly By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) Starr’s of Beauty Salon in Snow Hill “represents the community,” since it acts as a traditional hair salon and an outreach center, according to owner Starr Tingle. Tingle operated in the same location, 102… Read more »

3/22/18 Business Briefs

Joins firm Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, Inc. announces Real Estate Agent Chase Church has joined the firm. Church grew up in Ocean City and attended Stephen Decatur High School. He played soccer and baseball in his four years at Decatur. He then moved south for his four collegiate years where he studied communications and… Read more »

House committee uncorks ‘no’ votes for Reform on Tap

Bill favored by craft beer proponents overwhelmingly defeated, 17-4, last Friday By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Although proponents of the Reform on Tap Act last week appeared bullish on the prospects of new laws said to be friendlier to Maryland craft brewers, the House Economic Matters Committee voted overwhelmingly to kill House… Read more »

Batie opens new law office inside Rt. 611 Decatur Business Ctr.

(March 8, 2018) Marianna Batie, an Eastern Shore native with 15 years experience practicing law, has opened an office in West Ocean City. The firm will represent clients in a range of legal matters, including but not limited to: Wills and Trusts, estate administration, business formations, sales and purchases of businesses, Medicaid applications, formation of… Read more »