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Jump Rope for Heart events raises thousands


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 21, 2019) Buckingham Elementary School gym teacher Joan Martin has led “Jump Rope for Heart” campaigns in Worcester Schools for nearly four decades. Last Wednesday, she set a personal fundraising best, bringing in more than $12,000. Schools across Worcester County last week participated in the fundraiser, an annual drive that… Read more »

Worcester Youth donates school supplies


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Feb. 21, 2019) Three Worcester County schools stocked up on school supplies last Thursday, thanks to a donation from Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services. The Berlin-based nonprofit in a Feb. 14 Facebook post announced that Berlin Intermediate School, Buckingham Elementary School and Worcester Technical High School had received the supplies…. Read more »

Pines author publishes new book, sequel to ‘Onesies’

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) Ocean Pines author Diana McDonough recently published a sequel to her first book, “Stuck in the Onesies,” which will be available for purchase on starting on Thursday, Feb. 28. McDonough has been a resident of Ocean Pines for nearly three decades. She worked at a local Ecolab… Read more »

Seaside Boat Show sailing back to resort this weekend

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club’s annual Seaside Boat Show will return to the resort for the 36th year, with more than 350 boats, 50 dealers and 160 vendors at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street, this weekend, Feb. 15-17. Dealers and exhibitors will feature the latest and… Read more »

Inaugural ‘Art of the pARTy’ to showcase school chefs

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) To promote food as a form of art, the Worcester County Art Council and the Delmarva Chefs and Cooks Association have teamed up to form the inaugural Art of the pARTy event, held Friday, Feb. 22, at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin from 6-9 p.m. Guests are… Read more »

Group effort helped create shore’s first running scholarship

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 7, 2019) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Eastern Shore Running Club have established a scholarship for high school seniors in organized track or cross county. “Typically, when groups come to us to create a scholarship like the Eastern Shore Running Club established, it’s because their goal is… Read more »

Student art show opening Friday in Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 7, 2019) Student artists from the four Worcester County High Schools will compete for $1,400 in prizes this Friday during a contest and exhibit at the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin. The Berlin/Ocean City Optimists Club sponsors the annual Student Art Contest and Exhibit. Arts Council Executive Director Anna… Read more »

Free Valentine’s event for children, Saturday in Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 7, 2019) Downtown Berlin shops will offer free treats for children at a Valentine’s Day event, this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. All participants need to do is to pick up a valentine bag at the Berlin Welcome Center on 14 South Main Street. Children can decorate the bags… Read more »

Rebranding to reinvent ‘Jazz & Blues Bash’


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 31, 2019) New Berlin Chamber of Commerce President Steve Frene plans to overhaul at least one major event during the coming year. The chamber event season kicks off on April 20 with the Berlin Spring Celebration, an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed event for children and families timed to coincide with the… Read more »

Bingo fundraiser tonight for ‘Mighty Max’

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 31, 2019) Show support for children’s cancer awareness and a local boy who has battled the disease during the Mighty Max Bingo Fundraiser, tonight, Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City. In October 2017, Scott and Chandi Long, of Ocean Pines, received the worst diagnosis… Read more »