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Berlin Coffee House Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

BERLIN — After two years of ups and downs, Peggy Hagy and her son Jason have learned a little about running a coffee house but a lot about their customer base. Last week as the Berlin Coffee House prepared to celebrate its second anniversary and to begin its third tourist season, the Jason reflected on… Read more »

Baked Dessert Café Celebrates Successful Year

BERLIN – It’s been a whirlwind year for the ladies at the Baked Dessert Cafe but down economy or no they’ve become successful by being responsive to their customer base and learning to do what they do well better while discarding missteps as soon as they’ve been identified. Setting aside the quality of their cookies,… Read more »

Antiques, appliances and furniture at Cadillac Jack's

WEST OCEAN CITY – Jack Shapiro got into the furniture business almost by accident. The Compass Resort Real Estate broker made a policy of not letting the best pieces go when he cleaned out a recently vacated house or traded out pieces for a home staging. “Eventually my mother’s garage was full so I opened… Read more »

Ocean City Home, Condo, and Garden Show

OCEAN CITY – Mike Wicklein of Ocean Promotions has technically spent the last three months putting together this weekend’s Ocean City Home, Condo, and Garden Show but in reality it’s an event that he’s almost constantly planning. The reason it has become the spring kick off event that it has over the years is because… Read more »

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 »