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Water, sewer connection leads to laundromat

BERLIN — When the town of Berlin expanded its water and sewer connections to Route 113 through annexation two years ago, John Derrickson saw it as an opportunity to use the former Sherwood Ford building he has owned since 2002. The building at 9040 Worcester Highway had been sitting vacant next to his John’s Autobody Repair… Read more »

Unique gift ideas for the holiday

Berlin – For shoppers looking for something unique, there is a wide selection of items that can be found only in the varied shops of downtown Berlin.  Beginning at the north end of town, Toy Town Antiques on North Main Street has a floor filled with classic items from all eras. There are classic pub… Read more »

Bundles of yarn fill new Berlin shop

BERLIN — Knitting and crocheting enthusiasts now have access to a bountiful selection of vibrant and varied yarn and accessories since A Little Bit Sheepish on South Main Street in downtown Berlin officially opened its doors yesterday, Nov. 14. “Opening a yarn shop is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said owner of the independent… Read more »

The Globe murder mystery dinners

 BERLIN – Murder mystery dinners with a humorous twist have been presented at The Globe on Broad Street in downtown Berlin for years, and its core group of about a dozen local actors have grown so close, each entertainer bounces off of the another effortlessly to provide the audience with a fun, interactive and "PG"… Read more »

New direction for Pine Yacht Club

 OCEAN PINES — Despite what his name implies, Chef Bland creates recipes that are far from tasteless. As executive chef of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Chett Bland has made some significant changes to the menu that are fresh, creative and full of flavor. “Our menu changes constantly,” said Bland, who joined the Yacht Club… Read more »

The Closet opens inside Bruder Hill

 BERLIN – Featuring brand-name designers such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Cabi and Tori Burch, Bruder Hill’s new consignment store, The Closet, offers quality clothes, shoes, purses and accessories. Although the merchandise sold at The Closet is used, anything found there is of the same fashion standard of all other women’s clothing and accessories sold in… Read more »

New store items, thrift store prices

OCEAN PINES — Offering items “half off its lowest price” is the motto of Joe Laque, co-owner of The Trading Post at Ocean Pines, a new shop off Cathell Road. The Trading Post will open Saturday, allowing customers to buy, sell or trade for anything in the building. The idea is to feature a multitude… Read more »

Civil War battle gallery by local artist in Berlin

BERLIN — Marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, artist Kevin Fitzgerald will officially open his latest showing in the Water’s Edge Gallery on Friday, Sept. 21. The exhibit represents both the American Civil War conflict’s significance to American history and to the artist’s own personal life, as well. At 9 years old,… Read more »

Local church helps community through storefront

BERLIN – For more than 50 years, members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin have followed their mission to reach out to those in need via their Church Mouse Thrift Shop on North Main Street in Berlin. Strictly selling items that have been donated to the church, clothes, household items, jewelry, books and collectables… Read more »