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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 »

Wor. County Superintendent receives award

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Louis H. Taylor was presented with the School Safety Superintendent of the Year Award from the Maryland Center for School Safety during its annual summer conference on Aug. 13 in Annapolis. “I was very surprised,” Taylor said. “I was very humbled and very… Read more »

Slew of events coming up at OPA Yacht Club

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Event planners at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club hope to keep things interesting during the coming shoulder season, with some special events already scheduled and others in the works. On Oct. 20, the club will host an Ovation Dinner Theatre presentation of “Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding.”… Read more »

Worcester students heading back to school

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) More than 6,700 students are expected to return to Worcester County’s 14 public schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the 2018-19 school year is scheduled to begin. “We’re excited to welcome all 6,700 back on Tuesday,” Lou Taylor, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools, said. “It’s a partnership… Read more »

ReStore ribbon cutting scheduled next Thurs.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its ReStore in Berlin, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at noon. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing organization which seeks to help eliminate poverty… Read more »

Jeep Week, Jeep Jam return

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Hundreds of Jeeps have taken over Ocean City for the ninth annual Jeep Week, which kicks off today, Thursday, Aug. 23. “There’s a whole new group of Jeep followers,” Live Wire Media Owner and Event Coordinator Brad Hoffman said. “In the end I’ve always loved and had a… Read more »

Donations needed to help Church Mouse in outreach

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) During the last six months, Berlin’s nonprofit Church Mouse Thrift Shop has provided monetary donations and services for local organizations such as Worcester Youth and Family Counseling, Meals on Wheels, Diakonia, the Spirit Kitchen and Operation We Care. “The Mouse,” as Helen Wiley often refers to it, is… Read more »

‘SEARCH’ assists developmentally disabled

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Project SEARCH has been established at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin for students with disabilities to receive job experience while completing high school courses. Project SEARCH is a high school transition program, with more than 500 locations in the U.S. and in 10 countries, whose primary objective is… Read more »

Peters receives fond farewell from town staff

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) For 45 years, Geneva Peters worked as the utility billing supervisor in the finance department for the Town of Berlin. Last Wednesday afternoon, dozens of town workers and elected officials gathered to toast her retirement with a massive banana walnut cake – her favorite – gifts from several… Read more »

Berlin’s Timmons to migrate south, to Florida

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Sharon Timmons, administrative assistant in the Town of Berlin Economic Development Department, is leaving her position on Oct. 19 and heading south, to Myrtle Beach, Florida. Timmons, 58, is originally from Salisbury. She moved to Berlin with her husband, Steve, 25 years ago and started working for the… Read more »