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Gilbert’s Provisions moving onto Main Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6, 2018) Just over two years after opening on 25 Commerce Street in Berlin, the cured and fermented goods shop Gilbert’s Provisions announced plans Saturday to move into the 116 North Main Street slot most recently occupied by Main Street Sweets. Gilbert’s Provisions opened in July 2016, sharing a building… Read more »

Event brings Nashville to downtown Berlin

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2018) Berlin will go a little bit country this Saturday during the second annual Small Town Throwdown, from 1-9 p.m. “It is an event that was brought to our attention last year. The idea [for Small Town Throwdown] was thought up by John Fager, who runs the Atlantic… Read more »

National Folk Festival could draw thousands to region

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2018) The National Folk Festival will take place Friday through Sunday in downtown Salisbury, featuring over 350 of the nation’s top traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople, regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, storytelling and parades. This is the first time the event, one of America’s largest, most prestigious… Read more »

Berlin Farmer’s Market extended through October

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6 2018) The Berlin Farmers Market on Artisans Green last week announced an extension of the season through October. Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells on Aug. 29 posted the question on Facebook as to whether the market, originally only scheduled through September, should remain open longer. The… Read more »

Wor. County Superintendent receives award

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Louis H. Taylor was presented with the School Safety Superintendent of the Year Award from the Maryland Center for School Safety during its annual summer conference on Aug. 13 in Annapolis. “I was very surprised,” Taylor said. “I was very humbled and very… Read more »

Slew of events coming up at OPA Yacht Club

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Event planners at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club hope to keep things interesting during the coming shoulder season, with some special events already scheduled and others in the works. On Oct. 20, the club will host an Ovation Dinner Theatre presentation of “Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding.”… Read more »

Worcester students heading back to school

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) More than 6,700 students are expected to return to Worcester County’s 14 public schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the 2018-19 school year is scheduled to begin. “We’re excited to welcome all 6,700 back on Tuesday,” Lou Taylor, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools, said. “It’s a partnership… Read more »

ReStore ribbon cutting scheduled next Thurs.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its ReStore in Berlin, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at noon. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing organization which seeks to help eliminate poverty… Read more »

Jeep Week, Jeep Jam return

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Hundreds of Jeeps have taken over Ocean City for the ninth annual Jeep Week, which kicks off today, Thursday, Aug. 23. “There’s a whole new group of Jeep followers,” Live Wire Media Owner and Event Coordinator Brad Hoffman said. “In the end I’ve always loved and had a… Read more »

Donations needed to help Church Mouse in outreach

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) During the last six months, Berlin’s nonprofit Church Mouse Thrift Shop has provided monetary donations and services for local organizations such as Worcester Youth and Family Counseling, Meals on Wheels, Diakonia, the Spirit Kitchen and Operation We Care. “The Mouse,” as Helen Wiley often refers to it, is… Read more »