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Kiwanis Club launches Diakonia food drive

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By Greg Ellison (May 28, 2020) The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City are launching a weekly food drive to help stock the shelves at the Diakonia Emergency Food Pantry. Kiwanis Club President Roy Foreman said the initial food drive for non-perishable goods was held this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Ocean Pines… Read more »

Three organizations partner to host free virtual art class

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 28, 2020) The Worcester County Arts Council, the Worcester County Board of Education and the Worcester County Recreation and Parks Department have joined to offer children a free virtual art program starting today. Anna Mullis, executive director for the arts council headquartered in Berlin, was approached by the Recreation… Read more »

Worcester Prep holds drive-thru graduation

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 28, 2020) The Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin held an unconventional graduation ceremony on campus last Thursday by having its Class of 2020 have a drive through parade. Forty-seven students graduated from the school, and were able to celebrate by driving their cars while a small crowd of their… Read more »

Worcester Tech students need votes for national competition

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (May 21, 2020) Although the SkillsUSA national competition has gone virtual and most events will not take place this year, one that will be held is the safety video contest. Nine Worcester Technical High School students collaborated to create an educational video focusing on safety for auto shop and welding…. Read more »

Buckingham students draw ‘can’t wait to do’ activities

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 21, 2020) The Town of Berlin created an art project with Buckingham Elementary School for children to show what activities they look forward to once the shelter in place order is fully lifted. The project, called “What I Can’t Wait to Do” allows students from pre-K to fourth grade… Read more »

WCAC and WCDC partnering to raise awareness of autism

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) The Worcester County Art Council and the Worcester County Developmental Center have created an art exhibit that can be viewed from the art council’s website. The exhibit does not officially have a theme, according to Executive Director Anna Mullis, however, it does focus on educating the public… Read more »

Windmill Creek hosts weekly farmers market

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery is expanding, in a way, with the addition of its own farmers market from 4-7 p.m. every Friday. Located at 11206 Worcester Hwy, the vineyard already sells wine and offers community gardening, but more can be done with the 12.5-acre property, owners… Read more »

OP PT owner, mother create masks for essential workers

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) A local physical therapy business has been providing masks for essential workers through the northern Worcester County communities since mid-April. William “Billy” Hamilton, who owns Hamilton Physical Therapy in Ocean Pines, and his mother, Carol, have been providing hundreds of homemade masks for protection against spreading covid-19… Read more »

Berlin may expand market to Main St.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) Members of the Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to consider expanding the town’s Sunday farmers’ market to a portion of Main Street. The motion was made by Councilmember Zackery Tyndall, after he observed that the previous Sunday market had become “somewhat congested.” “We have more vendors… Read more »

Farmers mkt. debut beats expectations

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 7, 2020) The first Berlin Farmers Market of the season was so successful that most vendors sold out within the first two hours, and more vendors and suppliers are expected at this week’s market. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells was pleased with the turnout for the first… Read more »