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Guest bartender fundraiser will include board members

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors will have a chance to meet the public and pour drinks at the community yacht club during a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital planned for Friday, Nov. 2. Event organizer Gary Miller said during a clubs advisory committee meeting last… Read more »

‘Women in the Arts’ exhibition seeks participants

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council next month will celebrate “Women in the Arts” at the Berlin library on Harrison Avenue. Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said the exhibition is part of a larger “Year of the Woman” project that includes several cultural and educational events. “It’s a… Read more »

Paint Berlin and Fiddler’s draw big crowds downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) After several weekends of rainy and otherwise lackluster weather, the skies were mostly clear during a pair of well-attended events in Berlin last weekend, the 26th annual Fiddler’s Convention and the ninth annual Paint Berlin contest. A crowd of thousands flocked downtown on Friday night for a… Read more »

Bark for Life to fetch donations, this Saturday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 27, 2018) Tails will be wagging and people will be walking with their four-legged friends during the second annual Berlin Bark for Life, this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Stephen Decatur Park. All proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society. Last year, $1,500 was raised…. Read more »

Fiddler’s Convention offers entire weekend of live music

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) The 26th annual Berlin Fiddler’s Convention is scheduled to bring three days of free, family-friendly events and live entertainment to the downtown areathis Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Slated to open the show on Friday night, starting at 7 p.m., are the Lonesome Ridge Rangers, winners of the 2017… Read more »

Paint Berlin back for ninth annual ‘plein air’ event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) People in and around the Berlin area are likely to see dozens of plein air painters working in various outdoor locales this weekend, as the ninth annual Paint Berlin event returns. While registration is full, work produced during the four-day event will be on display during a free… Read more »

Sunfest set to start Thursday in Ocean City

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 20, 2018) The 44th annual Sunfest celebration begins today, Thursday, and continues until Sunday, Sept. 23, in Ocean City. The festival, which marks the end of the summer season, will take place in the inlet parking lot under large tents featuring more than 300 arts, crafts and food vendors as… Read more »

Poudel will feature photos and online store at Zenna

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) Ocean City resident Bishal Poudel, a photographer and business owner, is passionate about bringing items from his home country of Nepal and seeing the positive effects they have on the Eastern Shore. Poudel’s online shop, Himalaya Mantra, is committed to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged artisans. The… Read more »

Worcester County Fair canceled

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) The 66th annual Worcester County Fair, slated for Sept. 14-16 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, has been canceled because of the threat of Hurricane Florence. The fair was originally scheduled June 23-25, but it was moved to September because, ironically, of poor weather conditions. Kathy Decker, a… Read more »

Scout project benefits local cancer patients

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 13, 2018) Girl Scouts from local Troop 736 last Wednesday presented the staff at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Center in Ocean Pines with 100 cancer care kits for patients. The months-long project was part of the Scouts’ pursuit of the Bronze Award, the highest honor given to Junior… Read more »