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New owners make pharmacy, coffee shop family affair

(Sept. 3, 2015) For husband-and-wife team Ray and Arti Patel, Coastal Drug Institutional Pharmacy is not only their slice of the America dream, it’s a chance to operate a store that’s different from the big-box retailers where they worked years earlier. When the couple earlier this year took over the pharmacy, which also includes a… Read more »

Davis, Sherr relocate to Berlin branch of Apple Discount Drugs

(Sept. 3, 2015) Apple Discount Drugs this week announced the relocation of Robert Davis and Zack Sherr to the team of pharmacists in the Berlin Apple location. Davis has 20 years of experience working behind the pharmacy counter and Sherr followed in his parents’ footsteps, becoming a pharmacist after graduating from UMES School of Pharmacy… Read more »

DePalma Dental celebrates decade in Berlin

(Aug. 20, 2015) Ten years ago DePalma Dental opened in Berlin with a staff of four, and just two chairs in a small office building. Today, Drs. Michael and Erin DePalma operate a large general dentistry practice with facilities and a staff that can see three times as many patients. The husband-and-wife team both attended… Read more »

Cleary brings ‘neighborly’ approach to legal practice

(Aug. 20, 2015) You may have seen her picture around town in Berlin, or on rolling billboards on the backs of city buses, cruising down Coastal Highway in Ocean City.   The Law Offices of Patricia Cleary is attempting to boost its local profile in a major way this year, after Cleary moved to the… Read more »

Berlin’s Bleached Butterfly debuts first ‘terrarium bar’

(June 4, 2015) In March Bleached Butterfly won the New Business Award during the 2015 Berlin Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. Now the newcomer shop is adding an innovative new twist to its line of off-centered design products: a terrarium bar. A terrarium, as described by Bleached Butterfly Owner Autumn Graves, is a “living ecosystem… Read more »

OC Swim Call offering public, private boat tours

(June 4, 2015) Berlin resident Danny McDorman said he fell in love with the sea during his 10-year stint with the United States Coast Guard. Looking for a way to turn his passion into a profitable career, McDorman launched OC Swim Call, a tour boat business, located near the Shark on the Harbor restaurant in… Read more »

Once ‘gypsy’ opens Berlin soap shop

(May 28, 2015) First the idea grew, not unlike a musical composition, with a few bars at a time. But instead of a symphony, this composition is soap, pure and handmade. It began four years ago when Salisbury native Jon Conley started making soap for his family. The products were so well received he started… Read more »

Berlin shop celebrating five years of getting ‘Baked’

(March 26, 2015) Since the beginning, Baked Dessert Café in Berlin has been something of an anachronism, much like the town itself, selling things made by hand, in store, sourced from local and all-natural ingredients. The shop, which is tucked away on 4 Bay Street across from town hall, is celebrating five years in business… Read more »

Atlantic Physical Therapy opens new location in WOC

(March 26, 2015) In March of last year, Atlantic Physical Therapy added a sixth location, in Selbyville. Last month, APT went one further, adding a seventh location in West Ocean City. Angela Russell is the lead specialist at the new branch on 9923 Stephen Decatur Highway. Russell earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from… Read more »

Calvin B. Taylor Bank celebrates 125 yrs of service

(March 5, 2015) As financial institutions merge and regional, national and even international mega-banks become more dominant, Calvin B. Taylor Bank, headquartered in Berlin, is entering its 125th year as an independent entity. It continues to be an instrumental part of the small-town lower Eastern Shore community, and, its many modernizations over the years notwithstanding,… Read more »