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Wor. Youth Snack Shack seeking donations

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) With the final “Bus Stop Snack Shack” scheduled next week, the program’s organizers are focusing on continuing the monthly events next year while also tackling issues of hygiene. Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin began the Bus Stop Snack Shacks in June as a way to… Read more »

Berlin art stroll taking trip to ‘Other Side of the Tracks’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Rather than the traditional 2nd Friday art stroll this month in Berlin, two local artists on Friday will host an exhibition of “nontraditional art for nontraditional people.” Dubbed “Other Side of the Tracks,” illustrator Pedro Mule, aka Pete Mueller, and metalworker Jordan Pippin will be joined by eight… Read more »

Bring donation and get your gifts wrapped, Sat. in Berlin

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) The Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees hope to spread holiday cheer for a good cause this Saturday during its free gift-wrapping event. Anyone interested can bring their gifts to Stevenson United Methodist Church on 123 North Main Street in Berlin, and have them wrapped from 12-5 p.m. Channel Chaplin, management… Read more »

Young Professionals spread holiday cheer

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Those song lyrics apparently rang true for children who participated in the Ocean City Young Professionals’ Christmas Spirit Shopping Campaign on Dec. 1. Cate Nellans, co-chair of the Christmas Spirit Campaign, said more than 80 children between pre-K and fifth grade were… Read more »

Pines anniversary has one last big event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) A 50th Anniversary Sock Hop, the final event of the year celebrating the Ocean Pines semicentennial, is set for Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Event organizer Cheryl Jacobs described the happening as “a time to come and have fun”… Read more »

Historic Merry Sherwood reopens in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) The Merry Sherwood Plantation in Berlin recently reopened for event bookings under the direction of Ruth and Jim Arty, a couple who came to the Eastern Shore after retiring from the Baltimore area. Built in 1859, the massive home was something of a wedding gift from wealthy Philadelphian… Read more »

Berlin Christmas Parade returns to downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) More than 80 floats will compete for awards in 10 categories during the annual Berlin Christmas Parade, today, Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. Participants will travel north on Main Street, through the downtown area and end at the Berlin Fire Company. New this year are trophies in each… Read more »

Dream Weaver opens new Berlin location

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) Boardwalk mainstay Dream Weaver recently opened a second location in downtown Berlin, bringing the same merchandise to Main Street. Husband and wife Tiffany and Sean Lackner, originally from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, respectively, came to the area with the hopes of opening a business. “We ended up on… Read more »

Berlin Artists Studio Tour returns, Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Ten art studios will welcome the public during the 3rd Annual Berlin Artists Studio Tour from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, the event will feature artists in the arts and entertainment district. “They don’t necessarily have a storefront and they’re (the artists)… Read more »

SDMS experiences virtual reality with grant

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2018) Imagine yourself on a roller coaster. The speed picks up as the car races along the tracks surrounded by lush vegetation. But, this is not a traditional roller coaster. Looking around 360 degrees, it’s in another time. The car’s pace continues to quicken, and soon you’re greeted by… Read more »