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National Folk Festival takes place in Salisbury this week


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2019) The 79th annual National Folk Festival will take place Friday through Sunday in downtown Salisbury, featuring more than 350 traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople, regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, storytelling and parades. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival… Read more »

Pines Bay Day offers variety of fun, enlightening activities


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 5, 2019) Earth-conscious individuals can learn how to help area waterways by growing native plants, while also learning about the  efforts of dozens of area environmentalist organizations, along with the prerequisite music, food and drinks, during the second annual Bay Day at Ocean Pines in White Horse Park on Sunday from… Read more »

Free Shakespeare production to come to Berlin, Worcester

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Residents and visitors can have a night out at the theater for free this Saturday at the production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” on Pitts Street in Berlin. The Brown Box Theatre’s seventh annual performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Pitts… Read more »

Berlin Little League returns home like heroes


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) The Junior Berlin Little League All-Star team returned home from the World Series, held in Taylor, Michigan, in style with a police procession and escort by the Maryland Red Knights Motorcycle Club on Monday. Several local officials including Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church… Read more »

Town Hall ledgers, records showcase history


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) A ledger detailing Berlin’s mayor and council meetings more than 100 years ago shed light on the importance of keeping records within town. Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood, said town officials borrowed the ledger from the Calvin B. Taylor Museum while doing research on the town’s history. These… Read more »

Berlin praises town special events


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) Berlin’s Mayor and Council praised the outcomes of National Night Out and the Peach Festival at their meeting last week. Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended the town’s National Night Out on Aug. 6 at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street…. Read more »

Second ‘Runaway Bride’ walking tour added


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) Residents and visitors have two more chances to take a free “Runaway Bride” guided walking tour in Berlin next week. Earlier this month, Ivy Wells, Berlin director of community and economic development, added a second tour to the weekly event because of the high demand generated by the… Read more »

Berlin library features local artists

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) People who visit the Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library can find a hidden gem on the second floor: a gallery featuring local artists. “It’s a beautiful space,” said Anna Mullis, executive director of the Worcester County Arts Council.” It is connected to a meeting room and… Read more »

Berlin Jr. League All Stars chasing World Series title

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) While one Berlin Little League All-Star team continues its run in the World Series, another squad’s journey ended in the regional tournament. Junior League: The Junior Berlin Little League All-Star team headed to Taylor, Michigan last week for the World Series. The festivities began with the opening… Read more »

OP author presented bronze medal

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) Ocean Pines author Diana McDonough received a bronze medal in general fiction for her published work, “My Mother’s Apprentice,” during the annual Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Aug. 3. McDonough, who lives primarily in Ocean Pines but also… Read more »