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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 »

Commissioners also recognized at library opening

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Following a Tuesday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Berlin library on Harrison Avenue, the Worcester County Commissioners gathered in the downstairs lobby for a separate unveiling of a commemorative plaque. The inscription credited the seven-member commission, as well as County Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins, the Worcester… Read more »

Library branch gets grand opening

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Just about a month after its July 10 soft opening, the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library on Harrison Avenue had its official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. With the threat of rain looming, a crowd of close to 100 people moved indoors to an… Read more »

Blessing bags help homeless

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug 2. 2018) Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin is helping those is need by providing them with “Blessing Bags.” The idea of the “Blessing Bags” came after Rev. Matthew Trask had passed away from effects of Type 1 Diabetes, according to Karla Davis, member of the Buckingham Presbyterian Church. Shortly… Read more »

Protestors flock to Pines meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Some Ocean Pines residents continued to express outrage last week over the recent removal of several hundred resident Canada geese, while others applauded the decision. Outside a regular board meeting Friday morning about half a dozen women held up signs reading “SECRET Slaughter,” “SHAME ON YOU” and “A… Read more »

S&R Club remains bulkhead staging ground

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Heavy construction equipment and materials used for bulkhead repairs will remain, for now, left in the area behind the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. Residents had complained of unsightly and unsafe conditions in the waterfront area adjacent to a park that’s often used by fishermen and dog… Read more »

Residents to OPA: Convert crab pier to nature preserve

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Residents of the Whitetail Sanctuary in Ocean Pines delivered a series of recommendations to the board regarding the crab pier last Friday, although the directors decided to delay any decision. During an April board meeting, General Manager John Bailey read from a report from Snow Hill firm J…. Read more »

National Night Out events scheduled Aug. 7 in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Berlin Police Department is inviting community members out for an evening of free family activities, food and live entertainment during the annual National Night celebration, Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. Special Officer Claude Holland, who helped organize the… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Community policing The Berlin Police Department has continued its program of community outreach and activities. Police participated in a recent trip to Jolly Roger that included more than 50 children… Read more »