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Craft beer study points to positive impact

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) According to a study by Ann Hillyer of Shore Craft Beer, more than 90 percent of the people surveyed said the presence of a craft brewery in Berlin affected their business. Of those who answered “yes,” 91.7 percent said the impact was positive. Two thirds said the presence… Read more »

Redecorate your backyard at ‘My Backyard’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) My Backyard, a new store in the Manklin Creek Station Shopping Center in Ocean Pines, carries items for the backyard in a setting resembling — what else? — a classic backyard complete with real fences, picnic tables, fire pits, birdbaths and other accessories. Owner Maureen Kennedy, a self-described… Read more »

Top off your holiday cookout with Kobe dogs

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I know I wrote about hot dogs at some point last year, but at this point I’m so tired I can’t see straight. I’m sitting in an airport writing this. In fact, this is my second airport today with my daughters, as the airline at the first airport completely… Read more »

Memorial Day events planned in OC, Pines

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 25, 2018) An assortment of Memorial Day activities are slated to take place this weekend, from patriotic ceremonies and light displays to a parade. Here are a few events planned Friday through Memorial Day Monday, May 28: Ocean City: The Dunes Manor Hotel on 28th Street and Baltimore Avenue… Read more »

Maryland in Motion Festival comes to Snow Hill

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 25, 2018) To help combat the opioid epidemic, a Maryland in Motion Community Outreach Festival will take place on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. “We are using these events as a call to action,” said Shawn Johnson, president of the… Read more »

Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade, Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) For decades in the borough sometimes known as East Berlin, the Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade was an important cultural event, akin to a second Christmas, according to co-organizer Gregory Purnell of the Berlin Community Improvement Association committee that sponsors the annual event. “For the last 60 years… Read more »

Tenth annual Pirate Party postponed until Fri. June 1

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 17, 2018) The 10th annual Pirate Party, which benefits Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, was originally scheduled for Friday, May 18, but it has been postponed to Friday, June 1 due to severe weather forecasted. The party is slated to feature Radio Neon performing live, drink specials and raffles… Read more »

County students take annual field trip to memorial

By Morgan Pilz, Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) The Ocean Pines’ Veteran’s Memorial at the South Gate Pond has been a site of respect, commemoration, and for the past 11 years, an educational experience for Worcester County fifth graders. Every Wednesday and Thursday in May, weather permitted, fifth graders from Worcester County schools take a field… Read more »

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 »