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‘Artists Giving Back’ build bridges

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) Organizers of the third annual “Artists Giving Back” last Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Berlin said the event was about more than filling a few hundred empty stomachs with free meals. The larger impact, organizers said, was breaking down barriers – both social and geographic… Read more »

Commissioners pan Ocean Pines cell tower

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 6, 2018) No Verizon cell tower will be erected on county property in Ocean Pines, following the Worcester County Commissioners’ rejection Tuesday of a lease agreement that fell far short of what the commissioners expected. The tower, which would have been built and owned by the Calvert County company, Calvert… Read more »

‘The friendliest police dog you’ll ever meet’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) Dock, a one-year-old golden retriever that just began working with the Berlin Police Department and Worcester County Bureau of Investigations, is bringing new meaning to “Officer Friendly.” The outgoing pup is full of energy and loves to be around people – just ask first before you pet him…. Read more »

Packed event last Friday helped with town parking study

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Berlin Main Street was exceptionally busy during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and launch of the holiday season last Friday. Along with the towering tree, placed just off the porch of the Atlantic Hotel, thousands of people were visiting shops and restaurants, taking free reindeer-drawn sleigh rides with Santa… Read more »

Town continues green initiatives

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) The Town of Berlin continued its progressive approach to governing last week by sending representatives from its planning, economic development and water resources departments to the first Maryland Climate Change Leadership Academy. Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science,… Read more »

What to do with the multipurpose building?

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Approximately 50 community members gathered at the Stephen Decatur Middle School last Monday night to talk about “a real opportunity for East Berlin,” and about what to do next with the multipurpose building on Flower Street. The town has plans to build a community center somewhere on Flower… Read more »

Berlin Artists Studio Tour returns, Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Ten art studios will welcome the public during the 3rd Annual Berlin Artists Studio Tour from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, the event will feature artists in the arts and entertainment district. “They don’t necessarily have a storefront and they’re (the artists)… Read more »

Results in for Pines communitywide survey

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The raw data obtained from an Ocean Pines membership survey of more than 1,700 homeowners late last summer was released by the Ocean Pines Association on Nov. 9 According to a press release, all property owners were invited to take the survey, which focused on community priorities and… Read more »

Committee endorses YMCA study

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The Berlin Falls Park Committee last Thursday decided it’s probably worth $20,000 to find out how realistic would it be to put a YMCA on the 60-acre former industrial site. Committee members voted unanimously to recommend a feasibility study estimated to cost about that much. “We know for… Read more »