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Providing meals for Wor. students

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 2, 2020) Members of the community have been coming together to help provide meals for students after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus, and the support has been overwhelming. School closures have since… Read more »

Maryland schools closed four more weeks

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer State plan being developed for continuation of learning opportunities for students (April 2, 2020) Maryland public schools, including those in Worcester County, will remained closed for another four weeks, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced last Wednesday. During a COVID-19 update meeting held by Gov. Larry Hogan, Salmon… Read more »

Masks, shields given to hospitals

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Hardwire, boutique change gears to provide protection to health care workers (April 2, 2020) Residents and companies in Worcester County are creating protective gear for  medical personnel and members of the community during the spread of covid-19 throughout the state. Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City manufacturer of protective armor used… Read more »

Stay in touch with elderly relatives

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With the country practicing social distancing and trying to block the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying indoors and away from people, it can be easy to forget one of the most vulnerable populations: the elderly. As COVID-19 is considered the most threatening for people ages… Read more »

Berlin businesses come together during virus

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With all but businesses and services classified as essential closed,  residents and groups in small towns like Berlin are doing what they can to help. Kathryn Gordon, director for Worcester County Economic Development, praised the Berlin Chamber of Commerce for its connection with the local businesses. “The… Read more »

Berlin man needs kidney donation

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 19, 2020) Berlin resident Nick Morris, 74, is in dire need of a kidney transplant and is searching for an O-positive donor in the area. Morris has been a resident of Worcester County since 1975, and has been an English teacher, college instructor, long-time employee of the Alaska Stand,… Read more »

Pitching in to help school children

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Businesses, volunteers see need and respond to loss of school meal program (March 19, 2020) Since Gov. Larry Hogan closed schools for two weeks by executive order last week, groups and organizations have joined to find ways to feed children who depend on school meals. Many students who benefit from… Read more »

Ice rink ready for skating

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Berlin Fire Company hosts portable arena provided by county  (March 12, 2020) Worcester County’s synthetic ice rink is now available for Berlin residents to use in the Berlin Fire Company’s banquet hall starting today, March 12, until the end of the month. The rink debuted at the Worcester County Recreation… Read more »

Berlin displays students’ work during Natl. Youth Art Month

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By Morgan Pilz. Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) The Worcester County Arts Council is celebrating National Youth Art Month by displaying artwork from Buckingham Elementary School and home-schooled students throughout Berlin throughout March. Youth Art Month is an annual observance in March that emphasizes the value of art education for students and to encourage support… Read more »

Culinary courses offer training, certification

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) In a $3.5 million kitchen, students at Worcester Technical High School in Newark have the opportunity to learn through accredited baking and pastry, and culinary arts programs. The school got the new kitchen about 10 years ago, which has allowed students to learn more than just the… Read more »