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Greyhound puts focus on local art

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The Greyhound: An Indie Bookstore is the latest chapter in the life of Susan Ayres Wimbrow, who previously spent 43 years in the funeral service industry before making the literary leap as booth a published author and, more recently, bookstore owner. The shop officially opened late last week,… Read more »

Attics of My Life shop rises from the ashes

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) When fire broke out in the new shop, Attics of My Life, in downtown Berlin on April 23, it shut down all business and traffic on Main Street for several hours. The lingering trauma of the destruction also shut down the shop’s owner, Ashley Abell, who couldn’t work… Read more »

Downtown Berlin packed for event, anniversary bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The town of Berlin got a break in the weather Saturday, as the sun came out and people flooded the streets for a well-attended Oktoberfest event and to honor the anniversary of the town’s incorporation, 150 years ago. Thousands watched live music on four separate stages – from… Read more »

Town of Berlin firms 2019 slate of events

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) Dates for more than 40 Town of Berlin events scheduled next year were set during a Town Council meeting last Tuesday. Councilmembers voted 4-1 to set the event schedule, with Councilman Thom Gulyas voting “no” because of his opposition to six events that allow for the public consumption… Read more »

Car show organizers remember ‘Candyman’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) While hundreds of people gathered in Berlin and thousands traveled to Ocean City last weekend for dueling classic car events, one vehicle and one longtime attendee was noticeably absent at both: Bud “Candyman” Morley and his bright red 1948 Ford Flathead V8. Morley died on Sept. 28 at… Read more »

Fender bender doesn’t slow down top car

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) New Jersey resident Jim Vertolli didn’t let a minor car accident get in the way of winning the top prize during the Berlin Cruisers event last Saturday. Vertolli and his wife, Donna, brought their 1958 Pontiac Star Chief to Berlin for the first time, but ran into some… Read more »

Trio of artists to hold 2nd Friday exhibition

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the monthly 2nd Friday art stroll this week is a new Berlin-themed exhibition featuring three diverse artists: painter Jim Adcock, photographer Don Lehman and graphic designer Pete Mueller. A reception for “Berlinx3” is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Globe on 12 Broad Street. Adcock organized the… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest, birthday bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Berlin’s annual Oktoberfest, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., will feature four stages of live music, authentic German food and locally produced beer, along with the celebration of a major historical milestone. “I always get excited about Oktoberfest each year,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells,… Read more »

Berlin Ambassadors honored

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) The Town of Berlin last Thursday honored its volunteer ambassadors during a celebration at Fins Alehouse and Raw Bar. The annual program has been recognized by the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Sharon Timmons, who helps organize the volunteers, said the ambassadors are an essential part… Read more »

Museum honors history of Berlin women

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Women are the driving force of Berlin’s downtown sector, considering that they either own or operate 80 percent of the businesses there. With that in mind, the staff at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum decided to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation with… Read more »