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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 »

Find Fresh Christmas Trees at Village Greens

WEST OCEAN CITY – The fun and camaraderie associated with getting ready to celebrate the winter holidays is one of the few things that approach the pleasure of the actual celebrations. Planning the way you want your home to look, decorating and looking at others’ decorations, and shopping all the while is equal parts preparation… Read more »

Holiday Arts Night has grown into successful event

BERLIN – What began as a fall art show, limited primarily to the local galleries, has grown into one of the season’s most anticipated art events drawing people from all over the region to blow off steam, have a unique and enjoyable night out and maybe even pick up a few gifts. What makes the… Read more »

Real organic poultry at Greenbranch Farm

SALISBURY – Ted Wycall is something of a revolutionary. Three years ago, due as much to his lack of confidence in the “big agriculture” business model as in response to both community and personal need, Wycall became one of the youngest organic farmers in the area.  This year he expanded on the sustainable model of… Read more »