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Johns Premium Cigars to Hold Grand Opening March 11

  Where: 14 Broad Street, Berlin Phone: 410-513-4560 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m. Grand opening 4 p.m. March 11.   BERLIN – The popular image of the cigar smoker has evolved from a symbol of decadence to a symbol of degradation to, and probably finally, symbol… Read more »

Delmarva Two Way Radio now offers Safety Care

WEST OCEAN CITY – The myth about evolving technologies is that it tends to kill older businesses. This is patently untrue. Emerging technologies are only a danger to businesses that refuse to acknowledge them. Companies with business models that treasure stasis above all else are often the ones first dispatched by innovation and market shift…. Read more »

Shop 'Til You Drop from Death By Chocolate

WEST OCEAN CITY – Three years ago when they held the first Death By Chocolate event, the loose configuration of area merchants who made up the various stops along the route were pleasantly surprised by the turnout. In fact they were encouraged enough that they decided to make it an annual event, but even then… Read more »

Hot Headz Salon Expands Services in New Space

OCEAN PINES – Taking up residence next to Taylor’s Restaurant in Ocean Pines is a homecoming of sorts for Melina Bates who spent years as a stylist in a different shop before she struck out on her own to open Hot Headz in Ocean City.  Although she experienced years of success in her Hot Headz… Read more »

Home, Condo and Garden Show draws national vendors

OCEAN CITY – As both the housing market and the weather start to improve the attendance at this year’s Ocean City Home, Condo and Garden Show is expected to be among the best ever. Venders come from all over the country for the opportunity to showcase both their work and their wares. “It’s the biggest,… Read more »

Portrait photographer sets up shot on Sunset Avenue

WEST OCEAN CITY — When Pam and Garry Elliott decided they wanted to be the first people married in Ocean City in 2011 they put out a call to a photographer they were confident could do their wedding twice.  Photographer Lynda Gruber grew up in Ocean City but made her bones shooting models and television… Read more »

Church Mouse Thrift Shop Raises Funds for Charities

BERLIN – The story of the Church Mouse Thrift Shop is one of transition, both for the shops customers and the shop itself. The current business grew out of a small warehouse where church members kept donated clothes and household items to be given to families who suffered from fire or some other loss or… Read more »

A little something for everyone at Stuarts’ Antiques

BERLIN – A little more than two decades ago Toni Stuart was in town visiting a friend who suggested lunch at King’s Pub. He’d recently left the U.S. Forest Service, where she was still employed, to sell real estate down here but the trip and the visit were purely social.  So impressed was Stuart by… Read more »

The Palette Bistro and Bar

SNOW HILL – During the 10 days between hearing the Palette was available and taking day-to-day ownership of the establishment, Phillip Cropper generated an immense amount of interest in the eatery.  The Berlin resident was working as the pastry chef at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin at the time and word that he intended to… Read more »

Short-selling may be Best Alternative to Foreclosure

SALISBURY – While it’s not quite time to start popping Champagne corks over the real estate market, it is good to know that cooler heads are starting to prevail, especially as the foreclosure market is apparently beginning to heat up again.  While the record spate of foreclosures, and horror stories about accidental foreclosures are beginning… Read more »