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Poudel will feature photos and online store at Zenna

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) Ocean City resident Bishal Poudel, a photographer and business owner, is passionate about bringing items from his home country of Nepal and seeing the positive effects they have on the Eastern Shore. Poudel’s online shop, Himalaya Mantra, is committed to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged artisans. The… Read more »

Worcester County Fair canceled

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) The 66th annual Worcester County Fair, slated for Sept. 14-16 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, has been canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Florence. The fair was originally scheduled June 23-25, but it was moved to September because, ironically, of poor weather conditions. Kathy Decker, a… Read more »

Scout project benefits local cancer patients

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 13, 2018) Girl Scouts from local Troop 736 last Wednesday presented the staff at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Center in Ocean Pines with 100 cancer care kits for patients. The months-long project was part of the Scouts’ pursuit of the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to Junior… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during an Aug. 27 public meeting at Town Hall: Appointments Mayor Gee Williams swore in several new and returning appointees to town boards and commissions. They were: Robert Palladino, board of appeals; Preston Whaley, board of supervisors of elections;… Read more »

Community effort brings back ‘Briddletown’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Call it Briddletown (rhymes with “riddle”) or the more formal-sounding Brid-dell´-Town (rhymes with “well”). Either way, the re-designation of a portion of Flower Street in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon was clearly meaningful to a large segment of the population. According to new interpretive signs unveiled on Tuesday near… Read more »

Assateague Island lowers speeds for safety of wildlife

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) Speed limits were reduced last week on the Assateague Island National Seashore, after park officials brought concerns about traffic flow endangering wildlife to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Liz Davis, public information officer at Assateague, said new speed-limit zones have been established on the Highway 611 approach to… Read more »

Slew of events coming up at OPA Yacht Club

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Event planners at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club hope to keep things interesting during the coming shoulder season, with some special events already scheduled and others in the works. On Oct. 20, the club will host an Ovation Dinner Theatre presentation of “Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding.”… Read more »

Deep discounts at Summer Sidewalk Sale

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Berlin’s oldest event doesn’t have anything to do with peaches, bathtubs or fiddlers, but rather its’ the sidewalks themselves. The annual Berlin Summer Sidewalk Sale, according to organizer Steve Frene, turns 64 this year. “There aren’t many things older than me, but this is one of them!” Frene… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors discussed the following items during a public meeting in the community center on July 27: Honoring Jacobs and Herrick Association President Doug Parks recognized two directors, Cheryl Jacobs and Tom Herrick, during what was likely their last meeting. Both were… Read more »

Hamaty featured at Baked Dessert

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug. 9, 2018) George Hamaty, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C, will be the featured artist at Baked Dessert Café during Berlin’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll this week. Hamaty, 90, began painting with oils in high school. “I started with oil painting and art,” Hamaty said. “Back… Read more »