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Berlin’s HDC approves plans for commercial space project

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) A vacant one-story building on William Street is in line for a facelift, following the Berlin Historic District Commission’s approval last Wednesday of its exterior remodeling plans. Samantha Pielstick, who represented property owner Jack Burbage, said plans for the property include an authentic brick front exterior and a… Read more »

Berlin jewelry store to help Dorian victims

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The public can help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by purchasing a simple bracelet at Beach Memories Jewelry on Main Street in Berlin. Michele Krempa, owner of Beach Memories Jewelry and Seachelle Designs, began offering the $10 bracelets last week as a way to donate to… Read more »

Windmill Creek celebrates first anniversary

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Situated on a 12.5-acre farm with a historic house, the Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery, located on 11206 Worcester Hwy in Berlin, celebrated its first anniversary at the end of August. Windmill Creek has been owned by the Mariner family for six generations, spanning nearly 100 years…. Read more »

Summer Sidewalk Sale to return to Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 8, 2019) If the past is any indicator, hundreds of residents and visitors will take advantage of discounts this weekend during the Summer Sidewalk Sale in downtown Berlin. “It just gives people a chance to go shopping [in] downtown Berlin, and be able to enjoy the weather and get a… Read more »

Berlin’s Makers Market winds down; only three events left

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 8, 2019) With three Makers Markets remaining this season, residents and visitors will see a full complement of area artisans during this Friday’s edition of the market this Friday in downtown Berlin. “I feel like more people so far have definitely known about the event this year,” said the market’s… Read more »

Matt Ortt Companies continues to succeed

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 25, 2019) Matt Ortt Companies, which has been managing several restaurants and organizations in Ocean City and Ocean Pines, will continue to prosper with a collaboration with the Harrison Group and a preliminary multi-year contract extension with Ocean Pines. On Friday, the Ocean Pines Association announced that it and… Read more »

Atlantic Acupuncture comes to Ocean Pines

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Eastern medicinal practices have come to Worcester County. With techniques such as acupressure, foot massages and acupuncture, Atlantic Acupuncture now resides on 11033 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines. Dr. Dawn Gifford first started her acupuncture business in Bel Air, Maryland, 10 years ago and knew she wanted… Read more »

Berlin branch nears first anniversary in library

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) It’s been a year since the newly constructed Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library had its soft opening on July 10, and with the first anniversary of its official Aug. 7 ribbon cutting about to arrive, library officials are delighted with the reception it has received…. Read more »

Beach, yacht club prospers with Matt Ortt management

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) Since taking over the Ocean Pines Beach Club and Yacht Club one year ago, the Matt Ortt Companies have experienced successes with those operations. Matt Ortt Companies have operated national chains including TGI Fridays and Hooters as well as nightclubs. Current clients include Abbey Burger Bistro in… Read more »

Madison Avenue Boutique, Dusty Lamb open

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Two new shops, Madison Avenue Boutique on 11 South Main Street and The Dusty Lamb on 12 William Street, opened with great fanfare in downtown Berlin Saturday. Family, friends and local business people gathered to welcome the boutique clothing store, which held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by… Read more »