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Historic District Commission approves signs, renovations

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) The Berlin Historic District Commission last Wednesday granted unanimous approval for new signs at three downtown businesses, as well as for new second-floor windows at Main Street Nails and exterior changes to the former PNC Bank Building. Heidi Johnson was granted three new signs for the J &… Read more »

Farmer’s Market returns to Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) Sunday will mark the debut of the new Berlin Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Artisan’s Green off Main Street behind Fins Ale House and Raw Bar. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells, who was responsible for organizing the revival, said Monday she was… Read more »

Paula Gray hoping railroad tracks lead to Pines Board

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) A bus ticket, according to Paula Gray, inspired her candidacy for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Gray, 71, was born in Baltimore City and lived for 40 years in Anne Arundel County. She has lived in Ocean Pines for three years. “I was always wanting to get… Read more »

Tire Center owner says town didn’t honor agreement

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) Wainwright’s Tire Center owner Brooks Davis told the Berlin Town Council Monday that he is ending his written agreement with the town that allows municipal workers on his property and clean up after events. An oral agreement, however, apparently still exists. Davis told the council in January that… Read more »

Registration open now for summer art camps

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Friday is the last day to register for the 25th annual Summer Arts Camp program at the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin. “Over the years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity,” Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said. “Close to 100 children attend our arts… Read more »

Police Torch Run keeps pace for Special Olympics

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) A brigade of volunteers and police officers on foot, on horseback, in cars and buses, even some on motorcycles, made their way through Ocean City and Berlin on Monday during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland. The group of perhaps several hundred started… Read more »

Western Night to benefit wounded Marines, July 12

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Tickets are on sale now for the 21st annual Country Western Night at the Ocean Downs Casino on July 12. The event, which will start at 5 p.m., was created by 92-year-old Anna Foultz and hosted each year by Ocean Pines nonprofit Star Charities for the benefit of… Read more »

Four challengers, five incumbents at forum

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 8, 2018) While the Worcester County Commissioners govern the entire county, the candidates’ forum last Thursday at the Ocean Pines library had a decidedly Ocean Pines feel to it, as the county’s largest population center took center stage from the seven incumbents and hopefuls in attendance. Almost all of the… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) The Berlin mayor and council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall last Tuesday: Special events The council unanimously approved a new event, the Trinity Church Walk for Health on July 28 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stephen Decatur Park, and the… Read more »

McGuffey Club benefits thousands of students

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Showell Elementary School students were among the thousands of Worcester County children on Monday to receive bright orange McGuffey Bookworm Club backpacks filled with books for summer reading. Now in its 13th year, McGuffey is a countywide program of the Worcester County Commission for Women and Friends of… Read more »