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Worcester CARE expo heading to Berlin on April 14

Organizers seeking vendors and volunteers for event By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) Save the date for the Worcester County CARE (Community Access to Resources Expo), to be held on April 14 in Berlin. The collaborative partnership with SHORE UP! INC. and local utilities Choptank Electric Cooperative and Delmarva Power will offer information… Read more »

Worcester Tech hosts open house, SkillsUSA contests

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 15, 2018) Approximately 200 visitors attended an open house and SkillsUSA competition at Worcester Technical High School in Newark, last Saturday morning. “It was a really great day,” said Rick Stephens, a teacher and SkillsUSA advisor. “There was a lot of people coming in and out. We gave quite… Read more »

President’s Day to close Worcester Co. government offices

(Feb. 15, 2018) Worcester County Government offices, including all five branch libraries, and recreation and parks, will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation. For more information on hours… Read more »

Seaside ball will make jump to hyperspace

‘Star Wars’ theme to feature in decorations, music and dancing, food and drinks (Feb. 15, 2018) Seaside Christian Academy’s annual ball will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Star Wars,” and will include galactic decorations, music, dancing, hot lunch with drink, photo opportunities and interstellar games. This intergenerational… Read more »

WCHS Valentine’s adoption special: fees reduced to $14

(Feb. 15, 2018) Worcester County Humane Society will be offering a special adoption fee for cats during the week of Valentine’s Day. Through Saturday, Feb. 17, any cats 14 months or older will have an adoption fee of just $14. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip and up to dates on shots. Currently the shelter has… Read more »

CFES grant to help extend oral health care in Worcester

(Feb. 15, 2018) Chesapeake Health Care will be able to extend oral health care services to those who have limited or no access to dental care in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico counties thanks in part to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The money will be used to provide uninsured and… Read more »

Worcester Technical High School open house

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 8, 2018) Worcester Technical High School will host its fourth annual open house on Saturday to introduce potential students, their families and the community to 29 programs in addition to a SkillsUSA competition, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the campus in Newark, Maryland. “It is a great… Read more »

Optimist Club to sponsor WCAC exhibition

Worcester County students to feature work in show, art on display until end of Feb. (Feb. 8, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council presents an annual high school art competition and exhibit featuring entries submitted by Worcester County students. This competition is sponsored annually by the Berlin/Ocean City Optimists Club. The exhibit will be showcased… Read more »

Widgeon given DAISY nursing award

(Feb. 8, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital presented the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Nettie Widgeon, RN, during a recent presentation. Widgeon has worked at the Berlin hospital for 13 years. She was hired as a CNA on med-surg. Widgeon then became a tech and transferred to the emergency department. While working in the… Read more »

In bloom: Burley Florist opens shop in downtown Berlin

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 8, 2018) Mike Vadella officially opened Burley Florist on Pitts Street in Berlin last Monday, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  “The reception from the Town of Berlin has been fantastic and I am so happy to be back downtown,” said Vadella, who previously co-owned Rainbow Florist in Berlin and… Read more »