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Fiddler’s Convention offers entire weekend of live music

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) The 26th annual Berlin Fiddler’s Convention is scheduled to bring three days of free, family-friendly events and live entertainment to the downtown areathis Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Slated to open the show on Friday night, starting at 7 p.m., are the Lonesome Ridge Rangers, winners of the 2017… Read more »

Paint Berlin back for ninth annual ‘plein air’ event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) People in and around the Berlin area are likely to see dozens of plein air painters working in various outdoor locales this weekend, as the ninth annual Paint Berlin event returns. While registration is full, work produced during the four-day event will be on display during a free… Read more »

Sunfest set to start Thursday in Ocean City

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 20, 2018) The 44th annual Sunfest celebration begins today, Thursday, and continues until Sunday, Sept. 23, in Ocean City. The festival, which marks the end of the summer season, will take place in the inlet parking lot under large tents featuring more than 300 arts, crafts and food vendors as… Read more »

Poudel will feature photos and online store at Zenna

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) Ocean City resident Bishal Poudel, a photographer and business owner, is passionate about bringing items from his home country of Nepal and seeing the positive effects they have on the Eastern Shore. Poudel’s online shop, Himalaya Mantra, is committed to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged artisans. The… Read more »

Worcester County Fair canceled

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) The 66th annual Worcester County Fair, slated for Sept. 14-16 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, has been canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Florence. The fair was originally scheduled June 23-25, but it was moved to September because, ironically, of poor weather conditions. Kathy Decker, a… Read more »

Scout project benefits local cancer patients

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 13, 2018) Girl Scouts from local Troop 736 last Wednesday presented the staff at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Center in Ocean Pines with 100 cancer care kits for patients. The months-long project was part of the Scouts’ pursuit of the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to Junior… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions moving onto Main Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6, 2018) Just over two years after opening on 25 Commerce Street in Berlin, the cured and fermented goods shop Gilbert’s Provisions announced plans Saturday to move into the 116 North Main Street slot most recently occupied by Main Street Sweets. Gilbert’s Provisions opened in July 2016, sharing a building… Read more »

Event brings Nashville to downtown Berlin

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2018) Berlin will go a little bit country this Saturday during the second annual Small Town Throwdown, from 1-9 p.m. “It is an event that was brought to our attention last year. The idea [for Small Town Throwdown] was thought up by John Fager, who runs the Atlantic… Read more »

National Folk Festival could draw thousands to region

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2018) The National Folk Festival will take place Friday through Sunday in downtown Salisbury, featuring over 350 of the nation’s top traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople, regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, storytelling and parades. This is the first time the event, one of America’s largest, most prestigious… Read more »

Berlin Farmer’s Market extended through October

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6 2018) The Berlin Farmers Market on Artisans Green last week announced an extension of the season through October. Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells on Aug. 29 posted the question on Facebook as to whether the market, originally only scheduled through September, should remain open longer. The… Read more »