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Local Girl Scouts collecting for cancer care

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) The 11 members of local Junior Girl Scout Troop 736 are collecting materials to create 100 care kits for area residents going through cancer treatments. The girls, ages 10 and 11, decided to undertake the project as part of their quest for a Bronze Award, the highest honor… Read more »

Berlin LL All-Star team has a ball in Bristol

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) It took a perfect game to keep the Berlin All-Stars from a return trip to the Little League World Series, and that’s exactly what the Mid Island Little Leaguers from Staten Island, New York got from their starter during the Mid-Atlantic championship game on Sunday in Bristol, Connecticut…. Read more »

Sam Wilkenson volunteer award given to Monteverde

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Ocean Pines resident Joe Monteverde on Saturday was presented the annual Sam Wilkinson Volunteer Award, recognizing outstanding volunteer service to the community through the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department. Monteverde was born in central New Jersey and moved to Ocean Pines in 2012, according to Recreation and… Read more »

Registration open for 2018 Paint Berlin event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) As of late last week, 15 of 50 slots remained for the 2018 Paint Berlin plein air event, the ninth annual competition presented by the Worcester County Arts Council. This year’s event is scheduled Sept. 19-22, and will culminate in a “wet paint” sale and exhibition on Saturday,… 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 »

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 »

Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… 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 »

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 »