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Berlin artist brings laser etching to Chamber

BERLIN — A quick glance into James Coltellino’s art studio, Gecko Image Laser Works, reveals just how many different works can be crafted using a single technique. Known as “Jungle Jim,” partly because of the magnificently colorful tropical tattoos that cover most of his body, the long-time local artist specializes in using a high-powered laser… Read more »

Old Goober's location to soon serve 'comfort' food

BERLIN — The restaurant formerly known as Goober’s on Pitts Street in Berlin will soon be transformed into a family-style English pub specializing in comfort food — a dining option owner Cody Bates believes is missing in the downtown area. “The thing about Berlin is that every [business] is a little bit different,” said Bates…. Read more »

World of Toys brings color, creativity to Berlin

BERLIN — With its relaxing classical music, colorful array of stuffed animals and layout crafted with a high attention to detail, it’s plain to see World of Toys — a new shop on North Main Street — isn’t a run-of-the-mill toy store. Opened one month ago by Olga Kozhevwikova, World of Toys is stocked with… Read more »

Ocean Pines joins the ‘Buy Local’ revolution

OCEAN PINES — Mariners’ Country Down carries with it a bit of local legend and a significant amount of local history. And this summer it will be one of the places from which the produce comes for the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, which opens next weekend in White Horse Park. Christine McDowell, who will be… Read more »

Atlantic Physical Therapy puts recovery first

BERLIN — There are two essential parts to rehabilitation: having the initial therapy and strengthening the afflicted area to prevent relapse and improve overall health. The difficulty for many patients is that after insurance pays for the therapy, the insured is often left to their own devices for the continued, if necessary work. The disconnect… Read more »

From storage space to The Palette Pantry

SNOW HILL — The success of The Palette, the restaurant owned and run by Phil Cropper over the last three years, has been primarily the result of commitment to local, quality food. Because it is centrally located, the Green Street restaurant has established a reputation with diners in every direction, drawing people from Salisbury as… Read more »

New digs a perfect fit for Toy Town Antiques

BERLIN — The one thing that Richard and Debbie Seaton agree on without question is that it is nice to have a little breathing space. As the owner and person primarily responsible for running Toy Town Antiques, Debbie is happy not to have to hold her breath every time more than three people are in… Read more »

The art, magic, and science of blown glass

BERLIN — When Jeffrey Auxer started offering Saturday glassblowing classes it was primarily to get people introduced to the art. It started with making Christmas ornaments but quickly grew to include flowers and paper weights and solidly-booked Saturdays. There is something so primitive in the feeling one has molding molten glass into an object and… Read more »

Membership means more than just a ribbon cutting

BERLIN — The primary notion behind small town chamber’s of commerce is to promote their area not only as a retail destination, but also to develop business-to-business opportunities within their membership. Over the past several years, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce has become even more aggressive in conceiving and fostering opportunities and events that have… Read more »

The third year is a charm for the Berlin Coffee House

BERLIN — Peggy Hagy and her son Jason started the Berlin Coffee House in what has so far been one of the worse years to open a business this century. As they prepare to celebrate their third year in business, the almost feel ready to breathe a sigh of relief. “We’ve really gotten to a… Read more »