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Gilbert’s Provisions reopens on Main Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Gilbert’s Provisions, Berlin’s home for charcuterie, cheese and fermented goods, reopened last week on Main Street after moving from its original location a few blocks away on Commerce Street. The shop was closed for nearly two months as owner Toby Gilbert and a few friends worked to remodel… Read more »

Viking Tree opening brought family closer

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2019) The Viking Tree Trading Co. opened last week on 114 North Main Street in Berlin and already has become a family affair for the Brushmillers. Bryan Brushmiller, who owns and operates the Burley Oak Brewing Company and Burley Café in Berlin, bought the building last year. It was… Read more »

Bluebird Farms to house new indoor farmer’s market

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 15, 2018) As the weather gets cooler, area residents and visitors will still be able to enjoy perusing locally grown produce and homemade goods at a new indoor farmer’s market, which opened Sunday, Nov. 11. At the market, around 20 vendors displayed their goods in a greenhouse at Bluebird Farms… Read more »

New owners help save Venable Cleaners

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 15, 2018) A dry-cleaning store on William Street in Berlin that had operated for nearly a century has avoided closure, now that it has been purchased by Peninsula Cleaners. The Venable Cleaners company, first opened in 1924, nearly shuttered all of its locations because of financial instability. “I saw that… Read more »

Greyhound puts focus on local art

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The Greyhound: An Indie Bookstore is the latest chapter in the life of Susan Ayres Wimbrow, who previously spent 43 years in the funeral service industry before making the literary leap as booth a published author and, more recently, bookstore owner. The shop officially opened late last week,… Read more »

Attics of My Life shop rises from the ashes

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) When fire broke out in the new shop, Attics of My Life, in downtown Berlin on April 23, it shut down all business and traffic on Main Street for several hours. The lingering trauma of the destruction also shut down the shop’s owner, Ashley Abell, who couldn’t work… Read more »

Paul and Vinny’s now open in Pines

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) Paul and Vinny’s Pizzeria opened for business on June 16 in the Ocean Pines Plaza on Cathell Road. From classic thin crust Neapolitan pizzas to cold subs, the restaurant serves 100-percent authentic, homemade Italian recipes made to order and always fresh. “This is full-blooded Italian, family-run and… Read more »

Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center opens in Berlin

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin held a grand opening celebration for the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center on Wednesday, July 11. The 18,000-square-foot center, which is the new home for radiation oncologist Dr. Manoj Jain, and medical oncology specialists Dr. Rabindra Paul and… Read more »

Registration open now for summer art camps

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Friday is the last day to register for the 25th annual Summer Arts Camp program at the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin. “Over the years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity,” Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said. “Close to 100 children attend our arts… Read more »