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Local artists cover town this weekend to ‘Paint Berlin’

BERLIN — Local artists will be scattered this weekend throughout downtown Berlin, where they’ll capture historic old-town sights on their easels for Paint Berlin, a celebration of local painters. The public is welcome to observe these artists perform their work on any of the event’s days, Aug. 10-12. Painters may choose any scene on which… Read more »

Businesses can buy ‘Berlinopoly’ spots

BERLIN — Local businesses are encouraged to reserve a spot on Berlinopoly, a custom Berlin-themed Monopoly board to be sold in town this winter, before all sponsorship opportunities are claimed. Although the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is behind the board’s creation, its final design is dependent on the community. Nearly all parts of the game… Read more »

Buying local is good business

BERLIN — Thee Berlin businesses are banding together this month to promote the benefits of buying goods locally. The owners and operators of The Good Farm, Burley Oak Brewing Company and Baked Dessert Café created this Buy Local Challenge to encourage consumers to avoid traditional grocery stores and retailers in August and instead purchase goods… Read more »

George’s Mixes starts in Berlin and goes regional

BERLIN — In 1996, while working at the Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Greg David decided he wanted to make a distinctive Bloody Mary and began developing a formula that would set his apart. Although it was almost an immediate success, the concoction David was serving was only very good. He wanted it to be excellent…. Read more »

Johnny Cash tribute to play West Ocean City

WEST OCEAN CITY —  Tom Cavanagh and his band threw in the occasional Johnny Cash song as part of their own original shows for years and their renditions were popular with the crowds because they were spot-on. Eventually they began to discuss doing a tribute show and tour. For his part, Cavanagh already had more… Read more »

2nd Friday Art Stroll features wine and music

BERLIN — Over the next two months Berlin will begin its transformation into the unofficial wine capitol of the Eastern Shore. It is fitting then that on the occasion of the 2nd Friday Art Stroll, the first of several shops offering upscale wines will have its major coming out party. Robin Tomaselli and her sister… Read more »

Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash continues improving

BERLIN — Although this year marks the 5th time the Chamber of Commerce and WESM 91.3 FM will sponsor the Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash this will be the second year the Town has truly embraced the spirit of the festival. Until last year, the festival was more geared to early afternoon attendees, often ending… Read more »

The Berlin Lions look into the eyes of the future

BERLIN — Last week members of the Berlin Lions Club spent the afternoon as they do with some regularity — giving free eye exams to young children. The exams are not the type typically associated with a rip to the optometrist. In fact, they aren’t in any way meant to replace a regular doctor’s office… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market ready to grow

BERLIN — Bill and Ginger Taylor have inarguably the shortest commute to the Berlin Farmers Market, where they set up their seafood stand each Wednesday and Friday.  The Berlin couple live blocks away from the market and got into the seafood retail business as part of preparing for Bill’s imminent retirement. Bill, who has spent… Read more »

Worcester G.O.L.D. sets the standard for service

OCEAN CITY — As it turns out, Worcester G.O.L.D. is a model philanthropic group in more ways than one. At last week’s annual fashion show fundraised, the group was honored with a renewal of their status as a non-profit that meets the Standards of Excellence, a set of guidelines established by Maryland Non-Profits, an independent… Read more »