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Diverse healing center in Berlin

(Sept. 29, 2016) Tucked in a small, round building in a peaceful section of woods near her home on 8341 Libertytown Road in Berlin, Chantal Birch Ashton operates a healing arts business that combines aspects of Reiki, yoga, and her background in herbal studies. Ashton’s training includes a degree in that field from American College… Read more »

Downtown Snow Hill salon announces Sept. 24 closing

(Sept. 8, 2016) Instead of marking its first anniversary in a new downtown location, the Courtney Brooke Salon in downtown Snow Hill announced last Wednesday that it would be closing effective Sept. 24. “Everyone will continue to work their regularly scheduled hours at Courtney Brooke Salon through September 24th. Owning Courtney Brooke Salon for the… Read more »

ResortQuest, Keller Williams to partner

(Sept. 1, 2016) Keller Williams Realty announces that 50 of the area’s top real estate professionals from ResortQuest are partnering with Keller Williams Realty on the Delaware Coast, making it one of the largest real estate firms in Sussex County. Since the early 1970s, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has offered comprehensive vacation rental and… Read more »

Chesapeake Martial Arts offers more than karate at new Ocean Pines spot

(Aug. 18, 2016) Parents looking for a different kind of after-school or summer camp for their children should check out Chesapeake Martial Arts in the Ocean Pines Plaza on Cathell Road. The school has grown from teaching tae kwon do classes to the addition of kickboxing, tai chi, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, basic gymnastics and tumbling classes,… Read more »

Toy Town plans unchanged, despite rumors to contrary

(Aug. 11, 2016) Rumors to the contrary, Toy Town owner Richard Seaton said there have been no adjustments made to his plans to close the shop in Berlin on April 1 and open in Snow Hill as soon as possible after that. Reports of delays of up to April 2018, have circulated. “It’s always been… Read more »

Berlin’s ‘eclectic mix of everything’ expands offerings

(Aug. 4, 2016) Opened in October, Berlin’s Urban Nectar continues to expand its offerings, from housing the new bakery/record store “Swell,” to hosting a rotating series of events. Currently, Urban Nectar runs a Paint Night on Tuesdays, along with a series of classes that range from cooking to soap making.   Bingo nights are in… Read more »

‘Swell’ new shop carries vinyl LPs and baked goods

(Aug. 4, 2016) When life handed Jen Ausmus and Josh Kay lemons, the couple didn’t make lemonade. They opened a record store and bakery instead. Ausmus and Kay previously owned and operated Wake and Bake, a bakery and café in nearby Delaware. But when a third-party partner pulled his financial backing earlier this year, it… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions open in Berlin

(July 14, 2016) Charcuterie and cheese lovers have a new heaven in Berlin, and its name is Gilbert’s Provisions. The new shop opened last Friday on 25 Commerce Street, suite B, behind Bruder Hill, just off the town’s Main Street. Inside, customers can browse a large display case filled with more than a dozen different… Read more »

Knit shop owner offers splash of color to benches

(July 7, 2016) Coinciding with the town’s first fireworks display, another blast of color came to the downtown last week as local yarn shop A Little Bit Sheepish helped to create a new “yarn benching” initiative. A play on the popular “yarn-bombing” movement, the benching saw more than a dozen benches wrapped in hand-knitted covers… Read more »