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Bruder Home, sweet home in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Shelly Bruder and Larnet St. Amant opened Bruder Home on 18 North Main Street in Berlin last Wednesday. It was a soft opening with little fanfare after the friends worked feverishly for two days to get the space in order. Bruder has operated the boutique Bruder Hill,… Read more »

Developmental Center honors Gibbs and Tull

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) The Worcester County Developmental Center (WCDC) honored Dough Roller founder Bill Gibbs and Cecil Tull of ABC Printers Inc. last Wednesday with a pair of room dedications. The Newark center provides employment, job training and residency for people with intellectual disabilities. Dozens of WCDC backers attended the… Read more »

Burley Oak gets proactive in reducing water consumption

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Following up on a meeting last month with Burley Oak Brewing Company representatives, Berlin Town officials toured the brewery last Friday to see new water-saving programs implemented by brewery owner Bryan Brushmiller. Last month’s meeting took place after town wastewater personnel noticed a spike in activity at… Read more »

Flawless Dry Cleaners fills void in downtown Snow Hill

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2107) Flawless Dry Cleaners opened on Sept. 20 in Snow Hill. Owner Regina Fletcher originally considered taking over the reins of Snow Hill Dry Cleaning & Alterations, on Pearl Street, which was run by Chung Kang for the last decade, prior to the business closing earlier this year…. Read more »

DiFebo’s Restaurant opens up third location

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Oct. 12, 2017) DiFebo’s Italian Restaurant, a staple in Bethany and Rehoboth beach towns, is slated to open a third location by the end of October, taking over the spot previously occupied by Siculi Italian Kitchen on 104 North Main Street in Berlin. Owners Lisa DiFebo-Osias and Jeff Osias are excited… Read more »

DiFebo’s Italian Restaurant to open in Berlin next month

(Sept. 21, 2017) DiFebo’s Italian Restaurant, a staple in Bethany and Rehoboth beaches, will open a third location by the end of October, taking over the spot on 104 North Main Street in Berlin currently occupied by Siculi Italian Kitchen. “We are just thrilled,” DiFebo’s owner Lisa DiFebo-Osias said. “We love the town and love… Read more »

From Luc Besson to 90201 to pork tacos

St. Augustine of Hippo wrote quite some time ago – paraphrased – that people can’t help “but to watch a man crushed under a cart’s wheel, knowing the outcome, but not able to stare away nonetheless.” I remember having a senior honors class on the dude at Loyola back in the 90s, and that was… Read more »

Berlin’s Treasure Chest turns 40

(July 13, 2017) Forty years ago last month, the Treasure Chest in downtown Berlin was sold to Bill Freeman. Today, his daughter, Terri Sexton, operates the mainstay on Main Street — the oldest business in historic district. The Treasure Chest dates back more than a century, when it was originally housed in the building that’s… Read more »

Baking Barons, Burley Oak team up for new café

(July 6, 2017) After three months of renovations, the former Berlin Coffee House on 17 Jefferson Street reopened on Friday as the Burley Café, operated now by Burley Oak Brewing Company owner Bryan Brushmiller and the Brooklyn Baking Barons, also known as Chris Poeschl and Tony Lanuza. It was a soft opening, unannounced on social… Read more »

Business Briefs

Gordon joins EXIT EXIT Realty at The Beach in Berlin recently announced the addition of Christy Gordon to its team of real estate professionals. Gordon was born and raised in Baltimore County. In 1999, she moved to the Worcester County area to become a “local” and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She retired from a… Read more »