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Berlin All-Star team wins state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 13, 2018) The Berlin Little League All-Star season continues as one team has already won a state championship and the other eyes a district title. Junior League Softball The Junior League squad captured the state championship title on Monday, July 9, in Waldorf, defeating Elkton, 9-3. “This is the first… Read more »

Downtown getting new bookstore

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) The former home of Bungalow Love and current home to downtown Berlin shop Snapdragon will soon become The Greyhound Indie Bookstore, a place that promises to champion local authors. Susan Ayres Wimbrow, a Berlin native who will own and operate the space, said owning a bookstore has been… Read more »

Heather Layton returns to downtown Berlin for art stroll

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Heather Layton, former owner of Bungalow Love and current chairwoman of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, will be the featured artist at Baked Dessert Café during the July 2nd Friday art stroll this week. Her work will include several handmade seashell mirrors, as well as driftwood and… Read more »

Bathtub Races getting international spotlight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Berlin’s annual Bathtub Races went international this year as the subject of a two-minute TV spot on Voice of America. The network, begun in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda, is a U.S. government-funded international broadcast service sent out in more than 40 different languages and with an estimated… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last Saturday discussed the following items during a public meeting at the community center: Agenda additions The directors added several new items not on the published agenda. Colette Horn asked to add a motion “related to the 401K plan” and discussion… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Construction update Water Resources and Public Works Director Jane Kreiter said mill and overlay work would soon be done on William Street, Cedar Avenue and Maple Avenue. The roadwork is… Read more »

Patriotic activities in OC, Pines, Berlin and Snow Hill

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 28, 2018) From a hot dog-eating contest to patriotic concerts and fireworks, a number of Independence Day celebrations will be taking place this weekend and on July 4. Here are some activities planned: Ocean Pines: Freedom 5K: Ocean Pines kicks off its Independence Day celebration on Wednesday with the fourth… Read more »

Rabbi Warshaw leaves Temple Bat Yam after decade

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 28, 2018) After a decade of leading the congregation at Temple Bat Yam off Worcester Highway in Berlin, Rabbi Susan Warshaw is ready to try something else, or maybe a few somethings else, as she’s decided to retire effective June 30. The first and most obvious benefit for Warshaw is… Read more »