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Hearts for Heroes honors frontline workers

•Valentine giveaways

Chamber campaign also recognizes Valentine’s Day for Berlin businesses By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 11, 2021) The Berlin Chamber of Commerce launched a Hearts for Heroes campaign to honor local heroes such as healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store clerks, firefighters, police, EMTs, food service and retail workers. “When my wife and I owned Victorian… Read more »

Community supports ‘Adopt a Stephen Decatur Senior’

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (Jan. 21, 2021) High school seniors – last year and this year – have missed out on many of the rites of passage that they look forward to, because of covid-19. So to boost the spirits of local 12th graders, the community has come together to support the “Adopt a… Read more »

Dog art show perseveres through covid-19

••MS & US Dog Art WPS

Annual contest on Eastern Shore awards students for canine creations virtually By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Jan. 21, 2021) After numerous requests from parents, the Eastern Shore Classic Dog Show Art Contest overcame numerous obstacles because of covid-19 to be held. Art Show Chairman Jerry Milko said that he was originally going to cancel the… Read more »

Media Expo honors WCPS students’ artwork


Aspects of annual event to take place online because of current covid concerns By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 14, 2021) Since 1975, Worcester County’s public schools have celebrated students’ creative communication through media and technology to local and global communities with the annual Media Expo. “In the late 1970s, the Maryland state library media… Read more »

Record turnout in Letters for Santa campaign

•Letters to Santa mailbox

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 7, 2021) More than 200 people sent a letter to the North Pole through the “Letters for Santa” mailbox in the foyer of the Berlin Welcome Center on 14 S. Main St. from the middle of November to Dec. 18. “This year was more than ever,” said Ivy Wells,… Read more »


GOLD's Niccholas Cranford posing with some of the Kiwanis Toys on table and on the wall. 11.25.2020

PHOTO COURTESY DAVE LANDIS Worcester GOLD Executive Director Nicholas Cranford displays an array of Christmas gifts donated in November through the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City annual Toy Drive.

Live Nativity

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School students wished drivers a Merry Christmas as they presented a drive-through live Nativity scene with stable animals on Dec. 18 in Berlin.

Decorating Contest

108 Bryan Ave. 3

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE The Charles Dickens Award for the most spirited house went to 108 Bryan Avenue for Light Up Berlin: Holiday House Decorating Contest & Tour in December.

Vendor Market

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vendors set up tables to display their products in igloos at Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery in Berlin on Dec. 6.