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'Create Early Bliss' through pumpkins

BERLIN — With Halloween approaching, local artist Kenny Bliss of Create Early Bliss has been busy constructing his custom-made pumpkins for businesses and private homes alike. “I have always kept that motto in my art and work,” Bliss said of his company’s name, which that is meant to conjure thoughts of euphoria and peacefulness. “Those… Read more »

Local artist exemplifies 'pure' photography

 BERLIN – The Worcester County Arts Council’s latest resident artist, Ron Michaels, prides himself on his photos that capture scenes in their purest form, while adding an extra element to the image. That is, as long as his viewers look beyond the actual subject of the picture. "It’s amazing what you can see when you… Read more »

Ayers Creek ‘Pink Paddle’ outdoor fundraising event

BERLIN — In support of breast cancer awareness, Ayers Creek Adventures off Grey Fox Lane will hold its third annual Pink Paddle fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29. "I use the event as an opportunity to remind all women, and men, to practice preventative measures by leading a healthy lifestyle and to ensure they are regularly… Read more »

Dew Tour athletes take time to view local artwork

BERLIN — While the past weekend’s Dew Tour in Ocean City allowed residents to watch their favorite world-class athletes compete in person, it also gave those same athletes an opportunity to meld with the local life. On Saturday, Matt Dove, a local retired professional skateboarder and artist, held an art show and reception at his… Read more »

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 »