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Summer Sidewalk Sale to return to Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 8, 2019) If the past is any indicator, hundreds of residents and visitors will take advantage of discounts this weekend during the Summer Sidewalk Sale in downtown Berlin. “It just gives people a chance to go shopping [in] downtown Berlin, and be able to enjoy the weather and get a… Read more »

Berlin’s Makers Market winds down; only three events left

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 8, 2019) With three Makers Markets remaining this season, residents and visitors will see a full complement of area artisans during this Friday’s edition of the market this Friday in downtown Berlin. “I feel like more people so far have definitely known about the event this year,” said the market’s… Read more »

Matt Ortt Companies continues to succeed

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 25, 2019) Matt Ortt Companies, which has been managing several restaurants and organizations in Ocean City and Ocean Pines, will continue to prosper with a collaboration with the Harrison Group and a preliminary multi-year contract extension with Ocean Pines. On Friday, the Ocean Pines Association announced that it and… Read more »

Atlantic Acupuncture comes to Ocean Pines


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 18, 2019) Eastern medicinal practices have come to Worcester County. With techniques such as acupressure, foot massages and acupuncture, Atlantic Acupuncture now resides on 11033 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines. Dr. Dawn Gifford first started her acupuncture business in Bel Air, Maryland, 10 years ago and knew she wanted… Read more »

Berlin branch nears first anniversary in library

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (July 11, 2019) It’s been a year since the newly constructed Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library had its soft opening on July 10, and with the first anniversary of its official Aug. 7 ribbon cutting about to arrive, library officials are delighted with the reception it has received…. Read more »

Beach, yacht club prospers with Matt Ortt management

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) Since taking over the Ocean Pines Beach Club and Yacht Club one year ago, the Matt Ortt Companies have experienced successes with those operations. Matt Ortt Companies have operated national chains including TGI Fridays and Hooters as well as nightclubs. Current clients include Abbey Burger Bistro in… Read more »

Madison Avenue Boutique, Dusty Lamb open


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Two new shops, Madison Avenue Boutique on 11 South Main Street and The Dusty Lamb on 12 William Street, opened with great fanfare in downtown Berlin Saturday. Family, friends and local business people gathered to welcome the boutique clothing store, which held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by… Read more »

DeNovo’s to open second location in downtown Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) Popular Ocean Pines pizzeria DeNovo’s Trattoria is opening a second location in Berlin, called “Pop’s Kitchen.” Owners Bob and Kelli Beck last Wednesday received approval from the Berlin Historic District Commission for new signs for the restaurant on 15 Gay Street. According to Bob Beck, “the focus would… Read more »

Berlin native enjoying new role as shop owner


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 28, 2019) Berlin native Cassandra Brown took the scenic route to ownership of a downtown Berlin business, and now she’s thrilled be running the oil and vinegar shop Una Bella Salute. The name roughly translates to “A Beautiful Health,” and Brown said the products in her store could enhance flavors… Read more »

Uncle Jon’s Soaps makes fresh start in new location


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 7, 2019) About four years after opening on 12 William Street, Uncle Jon’s Soaps has moved just around the corner into a bigger and more visible space on 12 Pitts Street in downtown Berlin. “We needed more square footage. That was the main reason [for the move],” shop owner Jon… Read more »