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Berlin’s Church Mouse will celebrate 50 years of charity

(May 12, 2016) For five decades, the Church Mouse Thrift Shop in Berlin has supported local nonprofits with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, along with providing clothing and other household items to countless people during their times of need. An extension of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the store was originally located in one… Read more »

Fathom, Gilbert’s Provisions coming soon to dwtn. Berlin

(May 5, 2016) Two new – and very different – businesses are in development in downtown Berlin. Both hope to add a vibrant, youthful atmosphere to the historic district, and both hope to open their respective doors this summer. At 14 North Main Street, in the area formerly occupied by jj Fish Studio and Fine… Read more »

Berlin Printery, CFD, open up shop during 2nd Friday stroll

(March 24, 2016) Berlin Printery and CFD Fine Jewelry, both located on 16 North Main Street, officially opened during Berlin’s 2nd Friday art stroll, March 11. Brian Robertson runs the print shop, where he creates and sells artwork, including posters, vintage-inspired post cards and prints, using a pair of vintage letterpresses. Caroline Forrester sells her… Read more »

Industry veteran Robertson opens Sea Floor in Pines

(March 10, 2016) Sea Floor in Ocean Pines is the latest venture from industry veteran Don Robertson. If all goes well, it will also be his last. The shop, located at 11312 Manklin Creek Road in the Manklin Station Shopping Center, opened in mid-February. “I’ve been in the business for over 25 years,” Robertson said…. Read more »

Seaside Plumbing sets up new shop near ‘action’ in OP

(Nov. 5, 2015) Family owned and operated, Seaside Plumbing recently moved from a home office to a new headquarters on Friendship Road in Berlin. Owner Josh Martin, who runs the company with his wife, described the business as “mom and pop.” “We slowly, slowly grew until we finally outgrew out home office,” he said. “We… Read more »

All-natural boutique Beez Kneez opens doors in Berlin

(Sept. 3, 2015) For Lori Wagman, owner of the newest business in downtown Berlin, the idea for her shop Beez Kneez Boutique grew out of a personal need. A former massage therapist, Wagman said her sensitive skin led her to begin making her own bath and body products. In April, she began selling her products… Read more »

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 »