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Reggae Playday gets rave reviews from Town Council

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) The inaugural Reggae Playday last Friday was declared a success during a Berlin Town Council meeting on Monday. Police Chief Arnold Downing called the event “wonderful” and said there were no issues. “We’re talking about a large crowd and, again, the last two events have brought a lot… Read more »

New Berlin farmer’s market finds home; dates to be determined by poll

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) A new Berlin Farmer’s Market will debut next month on Artisan’s Green downtown. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said an informational meeting Tuesday night was well attended, with about 30 farmers, community members and other interested parties present. She said that included representatives from Terrapin Farms,… Read more »

SU Students offer environmental initiatives

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Salisbury University students and the Town of Berlin continue to work together on a series of environmental initiatives that have, to use an analogy from Monday night’s Town Council meeting, bubbled up from individual efforts to create champagne of change. The partnership began last spring, when environmental studies… Read more »

Worcester Prep student wins regional ‘If I Were Mayor’ prize

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Incumbent Berlin Mayor Gee Williams may have some stiff competition in the 2028 election. Williams, during a Town Council meeting on Monday, reported that a fourth grade student at Worcester Preparatory School, Michael Hebert, won the regional “If I Were Mayor” contest. The Maryland Municipal League and the… Read more »

Marker’s Market season kicks off during 2nd Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) The outdoor arts and artisan Maker’s Market, which has been run in conjunction with monthly 2nd Friday art strolls, will return this Friday to downtown Berlin. “After trying several different tactics of getting artisans involved in the 2nd Friday art strolls, the town gave us permission three years… Read more »

North Worcester County Relay for Life set for Friday

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 11, 2018) Activities for the entire family will be offered during the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, which takes place at the Frontier Town Campground, off Route 611 in West Ocean City, Friday, and helps to raise awareness and money for research, education and patient services for those… Read more »

Charity donates $2,400 for new water system at GSCHC

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 11, 2018) The 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore charity donated $2,400 to the Germantown School Community Heritage Center in Berlin, which will be used to replace the water system at the historic site. “I nominated the Germantown School Community Heritage Center because I know that 100+ Women Who… Read more »

Parks commission interested in aiding area bee advocacy

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) The Berlin Parks Commission wants to be more active in the bee community. Although a local advocacy group was unable to attend a meeting last Wednesday as planned, commission members wholly supported efforts to increase the amount of pollinator gardens in the town. Administrative Services Director Mary Bohlen,… Read more »

Mary Mac tournament still needs sponsors

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Registration is full, but hole sponsors are still needed for the seventh annual Mary Mac Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament, Aug. 3 at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club. Tim McMullen started the nonprofit foundation seven years ago to honor his late wife, Mary McMullen, a special education… Read more »