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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 »

Redecorate your backyard at ‘My Backyard’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) My Backyard, a new store in the Manklin Creek Station Shopping Center in Ocean Pines, carries items for the backyard in a setting resembling — what else? — a classic backyard complete with real fences, picnic tables, fire pits, birdbaths and other accessories. Owner Maureen Kennedy, a self-described… Read more »

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 »