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Berlin’s five-year business cycle shows net gain

BERLIN—Since December 2008, the Main Street district has gained 62 new businesses and lost 27 due to closures. The impact has resulted in bringing nearly 200 new jobs  — 191.5 full-time equivalent positions — to the business sector while losing less than 60 jobs —57.5 FTEs — to closed ventures over the five-year period, town… Read more »

Practical options for ownership of your life insurance

Several factors may come into play that could undermine the financial security provided by the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Beyond estate taxes, there is the potential for probate, gift taxes, financial mismanagement, and misuse. Proper planning is necessary to help avoid these threats. Other than owning the insurance yourself, there are three practical… Read more »

Father, daughter reopen family shop

BERLIN—In an era of corporate big box stores, Daniel Williams and his daughter Joanne Richardson are taking a step back, to the familiarity of the country general store. Williams said he built the Three Cedars Country Store by hand in 2004, a curious irony since the relatively new building looks decades older—at least on the… Read more »

With new chef, Tex-Mex and Beyond gives itself a restart

BERLIN — Tex-Mex & Beyond hit the “restart” button, with a May 11 re-grand opening of the renovated boarding house at 119 Main St. Tara Wancowicz has been managing the restaurant since it opened on Labor Day 2012. She said the reason for the re-grand opening was to introduce Chef Jason Purkey to the community…. Read more »

Shooter’s Sports Pub opens doors on Route 589

OCEAN PINES — Shooter’s Sports Pub on Racetrack Road opened just in time for Kentucky Derby weekend last Friday. The venture attracted 200 customers in its maiden run and is the brainchild of pub owners Charles Blake, Chris Ward and Vincent Wood, who have freshened up the former Steer Inn site with boldly painted walls… Read more »

Industry's conversion to digital forces old-time movie house to upgrade

DAGSBORO, Del. — If only Frank Capra was still around, he’d probably appreciate the irony of his films being used for Joanne Howe’s “Save the Place” campaign to fund a needed upgrade to digital movie projector technology for her 65-year-old Clayton Theatre. Howe, who bought the movie theater with her husband in 2000, is still… Read more »

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 »