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Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall last Monday: Swearing in The council swore in several new Berlin board and commission members appointed during a previous meeting. Appointed were: Woody Bunting, Joe Moore, Jay Knerr and Doug Parks to… Read more »

Light-hearted signs point to downtown Berlin

Along with volunteering at town events, Wiley handles slogans at Rt. 50 entrance By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) Although some issues were reported with new parking systems in the Ocean City inlet lot, parking in downtown Berlin remains free and relatively painless. A town sign near the corner of Route 50 and… Read more »

Take Pride in Berlin Week returns, April 21-28

Clean-Up Day on Saturday calls for volunteers to help spruce up three town parks By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) The annual Berlin Clean-Up Day, Saturday, kicks off the weeklong “Take Pride in Berlin Week,” April 21-28. “The basic idea is for volunteers to come to the parks and help us spruce up,… Read more »

Committee against candidate advertising; board to weigh in

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) The Ocean Pines Elections Committee last Friday approved a motion to ban candidate advertisements from association publications. Committee Chairman Steve Habeger said there is ambiguity about certain campaign materials in the government documents. On one hand, the articles of incorporation state, “the association shall not participate in… Read more »

Strong opposition to proposed Burley Street subdivision

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) Residents of Burley Street in Berlin were not happy about a proposed residential subdivision discussed during the planning commission meeting last Wednesday. Planner Bob Hand of R D Hand & Associates Inc. described the proposal as a four-lot subdivision on Burley Street, just shy of two acres,… Read more »

‘Hide and Seek,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ coming

New promotional ideas to keep kids, shoppers busy and help improve parking By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells is working on several promotions to keep people moving downtown. For visitors, Wells has ideas for both children and adults. The first, geared toward children, will be… Read more »

Get ‘booked up’ at library fundraiser

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) “A Novel Affair,” a Friends of the Berlin Library fundraiser, is scheduled today, Thursday, at Sisters in downtown Berlin from 6-9 p.m. Along with live music by Scott Dustin, finger food, a 50/50 raffle and guest bartenders, Sisters, on 113 North Main Street, will donate 20 percent of… Read more »

Old PNC Bank in Berlin sold; new owner plans retail

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) Michael Queen, owner and operator of the Rayne’s Reef restaurant in Berlin, has purchased the 4,124-square-foot former PNC Bank building on 1 South Main Street. The historic building, constructed in 1895, was listed for $499,000 by Virginia Beach firm Divaris Real Estate Inc. The exact purchase price… Read more »

Details on Ocean Pines’ agreement with Matt Ortt Co.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) The Matt Ortt companies will collect $100,000 a year for the next wo years to manage the yacht club in Ocean Pines and the beach club in Ocean City, according to a copy of the management contract between the Ocean Pines Association and Matt Ortt Companies. A… Read more »

County names Holland top teacher

Instructor at Cedar Chapel Special School given 31st annual honor at banquet By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) Cedar Chapel Special School’s Karen Holland was named Worcester County Teacher of the Year during the 31st annual award’s banquet last Friday at the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City. “I am very… Read more »