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Deep discounts at Summer Sidewalk Sale

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Berlin’s oldest event doesn’t have anything to do with peaches, bathtubs or fiddlers, but rather its’ the sidewalks themselves. The annual Berlin Summer Sidewalk Sale, according to organizer Steve Frene, turns 64 this year. “There aren’t many things older than me, but this is one of them!” Frene… Read more »

Hamaty featured at Baked Dessert

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug. 9, 2018) George Hamaty, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C, will be the featured artist at Baked Dessert Café during Berlin’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll this week. Hamaty, 90, began painting with oils in high school. “I started with oil painting and art,” Hamaty said. “Back… Read more »

Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… Read more »

Blessing bags help homeless

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug 2. 2018) Buckingham Presbyterian Church in Berlin is helping those is need by providing them with “Blessing Bags.” The idea of the “Blessing Bags” came after Rev. Matthew Trask had passed away from effects of Type 1 Diabetes, according to Karla Davis, member of the Buckingham Presbyterian Church. Shortly… Read more »

National Night Out events scheduled Aug. 7 in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Berlin Police Department is inviting community members out for an evening of free family activities, food and live entertainment during the annual National Night celebration, Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. Special Officer Claude Holland, who helped organize the… Read more »

Peach Festival celebrates 10 years

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum will host its annual Peach Festival this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street. Activities planned include museum tours, pie-eating contest, raffles, broom and basket making, carving, knitting/spinning, juggling and a pie-baking contest. Festival goers can also stroll… Read more »

Berlin 11-12 All-Stars take home state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The 11-12 Berlin Little League All-Star team won the state championship last week and is now in the hunt for a regional title. The squad captured the state championship on Saturday, July 28, in Hagerstown, shutting out Chesapeake City Little League, 6-0. “It’s a huge accomplishment for… Read more »

Worcester farmer’s markets fruitful

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) Worcester County offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as other homemade goods, at several area farmer’s markets. Berlin: The Berlin Farmer’s Market, on Artisan’s Way, reopened for the season on Sunday, June 17, two months after the original Friday market closed. “When… Read more »

Berlin Little League 11-12 team pursues title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) After another week of tournaments, one Berlin Little League All-Star team continues to pursue a state championship title. 11-12 League In state competition, the 11-12 team defeated South Maryland Little League in Hagerstown on Saturday, July 21, 12-1. Then on Tuesday, the Berlin team edged out Concocheague… Read more »