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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 »

Worcester Youth to assist Little Free Library

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Three years ago, then 7-year-old Ellie Zollinger asked the Berlin mayor and council for permission to open a Little Free Library at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. The library, part of a national “take a book, leave a book” nonprofit campaign, officially opened in October 2015…. Read more »

Believe in Tomorrow Block Party, Bathtub Races on Saturday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 22, 2018) Live music, pictures with costumed characters, vendors, food and games for adults and children will take place during the second annual Believe in Tomorrow Block Party, which will be held in conjunction with the 29th annual Bathtub Races, this Saturday on the streets of Berlin. “I truly believe… Read more »

‘Mary Humphreys Park’ name gains popularity

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Debating what, exactly, to call the former Tyson’s Chicken property on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin is far from a new pastime, although one name seems to have gathered momentum of late. Currently the property is referred to as “Berlin Falls park,” evoking Bedford Falls from the… Read more »

Wet weather postpones Worcester County Fair until September

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The sustained, soaking rains have, more or less, been weathered pretty well during the last month with few reported injuries, little spillover from the wastewater treatment plants and floodwaters receding shortly after they arrived. There has been one casualty, however, as the board of directors of the Worcester… Read more »

First ‘Bus Stop Snack Shack’ debuts in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services last Wednesday debuted its “Bus Stop Snack Shack” at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. The program was inspired by a similar effort in Wicomico County, where local officials greet children as they get off the bus from school to provide… Read more »

Ocean City Air Show returns to resort skies this weekend

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 14, 2018) The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 11th annual Ocean City Air Show this weekend, which showcases a number of military aircrafts performing acrobatic displays over the beach downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Although the show does not officially begin until Saturday, events kick off Friday with… Read more »

Farmer’s Market returns to Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) Sunday will mark the debut of the new Berlin Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Artisan’s Green off Main Street behind Fins Ale House and Raw Bar. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells, who was responsible for organizing the revival, said Monday she was… Read more »

Registration open now for summer art camps

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Friday is the last day to register for the 25th annual Summer Arts Camp program at the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin. “Over the years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity,” Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said. “Close to 100 children attend our arts… Read more »