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Puzzle over This offers varied escape rooms

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) A zombie carnival, Edgar Allen Poe and an apartment crime scene are few of the escape room options offered at Puzzle over This on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. “It is a challenge, but it’s also a lot of fun and something different,” owner Deborah Ennis… Read more »

Regal Beast endures in Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) For more than a decade, Ellen Tolliver’s Regal Beast studio in Snow Hill has provided both a showcase for her creative approach to ceramics and a home for other artists working in a range of media. Glass artist Donald Cheeseman currently works out of the space on… Read more »

Third time’s charm for Snow Hill Gift Shop and Interiors

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) After shuffling locations on Pearl Street, Jack Helgeson has settled on West Green Street in Snow Hill and rechristened his business “Snow Hill Gift Shop and Interiors.” Helgeson moved to Snow Hill from Cambridge about two years ago and in 2016 opened A Diamond on Pearl, part… Read more »

Community has home in Snow Hill business

New salon Starr’s of Beauty to have traditional services, programs for kids, elderly By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) Starr’s of Beauty Salon in Snow Hill “represents the community,” since it acts as a traditional hair salon and an outreach center, according to owner Starr Tingle. Tingle operated in the same location, 102… Read more »

3/22/18 Business Briefs

Joins firm Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, Inc. announces Real Estate Agent Chase Church has joined the firm. Church grew up in Ocean City and attended Stephen Decatur High School. He played soccer and baseball in his four years at Decatur. He then moved south for his four collegiate years where he studied communications and… Read more »

House committee uncorks ‘no’ votes for Reform on Tap

Bill favored by craft beer proponents overwhelmingly defeated, 17-4, last Friday By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 22, 2018) Although proponents of the Reform on Tap Act last week appeared bullish on the prospects of new laws said to be friendlier to Maryland craft brewers, the House Economic Matters Committee voted overwhelmingly to kill House… Read more »

Batie opens new law office inside Rt. 611 Decatur Business Ctr.

(March 8, 2018) Marianna Batie, an Eastern Shore native with 15 years experience practicing law, has opened an office in West Ocean City. The firm will represent clients in a range of legal matters, including but not limited to: Wills and Trusts, estate administration, business formations, sales and purchases of businesses, Medicaid applications, formation of… Read more »

OP Chamber to host business expo

Eighth annual event held at Ocean Downs Casino, March 15 from 4-7 p.m. (March 8, 2018) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will hold the eighth annual Chamber Business Expo on Thursday, March 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the new event space at Ocean Downs Casino. Ocean Downs is the title and event sponsor of… Read more »

3/1/18 Business Briefs

New hire Raymond M. Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank, has announced that Debbie A. Rickards has joined the bank as a customer service associate. She will be located at the bank’s main office in downtown Berlin. Rickards comes to Taylor Bank with over 25 years of banking experience, specializing… Read more »

Attics of My Life, Bird of Paradise to open

Also, Burley Cafe rebrands, former video store needs tenants, Wine Bar moves By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 22, 2018) Two new businesses, Attics of My Life and Bird of Paradise, are opening soon inside the former Donaway Furniture building on Main Street in Berlin. Most recently, that space was occupied by the Bayside Gazette… Read more »