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Berlin Fiddlers Convention this weekend

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) There will be plenty of loot on the line this weekend as the Berlin Fiddlers Convention returns for its 30th year. The three-day celebration of bluegrass music will feature both professional and amateur artists. The weekend will kick off with a locals’ party in front of the… Read more »

Worcester vet gets grant, trip to WWII museum


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Lieutenant Dan is giving one Worcester County World War II veteran a leg to stand on. Morris Semiatin, 96, will receive $35,500 from the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity and veterans service organization founded by the actor of the same name, who famously portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor… Read more »

Paint Worcester County returns next week

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 15, 2022) Artists from several states are packing up their easels and painting materials — and maybe even a poncho and some sunscreen — to head to Worcester County this Sunday for the beginning of “Paint Worcester County.” From this Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23, 46 plein-air… Read more »

Berlin Activities Depot celebrates 20 years

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 15, 2022) For 20 years, the Berlin Activities Depot has provided local parents with everything they need for their young families, from early childhood education to the occasional, well-earned date night. On Saturday, the Activities Depot will celebrate its 20th anniversary. “It feels awesome (to celebrate 20 years),” said… Read more »

Small Town Throwdown back Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 8, 2022) It’s going to be a certifiable hootenanny on the streets of Berlin with the fifth installment of the Small Town Throwdown on Saturday. The Nashville-themed, country music festival, which started in 2017, will feature musical artists Red Dirt Revolution and the Lauren Calve Band. Admission is free… Read more »

Anniversary celebration set for Oct. 7

(Sept. 1, 2022) Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host its 25th anniversary gala at the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort on Oct. 7. Honorees include past and present GOLD board members; Community Impact Award recipient Worcester County Bar Association; Volunteer Engagement Award winner the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean… Read more »

Pine Tones Chorus set to start weekly rehearsals Sept. 8

(Sept. 1, 2022) The Pine Tones Chorus will begin its weekly rehearsals at the Ocean Pines Community Center  on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. The chorus welcomes potential new members to come and join the singing any Thursday in September starting on the 8th. Both ladies and gentlemen of all parts, soprano, alto, tenor… Read more »

OP Chamber to host car show, Sat.

(Sept. 1, 2022) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual car show on Saturday, Sept. 3. The car show will be held at Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack roads. Several food trucks will be there as well as Radio Ocean City for entertainment. For more… Read more »

An early present for Josh

Youth’s incurable cancer makes Christmas special (Sept. 1, 2022)  was beaming as an Ocean Pines fire engine, following a police car with lights flashing, made its way down Sandyhook Road Saturday evening. And what to Josh’s wondering eyes did appear but Santa Claus, descending from the passenger seat of the fire engine, carrying an armload… Read more »

Holiday events in Ocean City, surrounding communities

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Array of festivities planned for July 3, 4 and 5 By Mallory Panuska, Staff Writer Fireworks will not blast off in Ocean City limits on July 4, but an array of other activities are planned in and around the resort this weekend and beyond to celebrate America’s independence. As of earlier this week, these are… Read more »