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Wor. Youth Snack Shack seeking donations


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) With the final “Bus Stop Snack Shack” scheduled next week, the program’s organizers are focusing on continuing the monthly events next year while also tackling issues of hygiene. Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin began the Bus Stop Snack Shacks in June as a way to… Read more »

Berlin art stroll taking trip to ‘Other Side of the Tracks’

Studio Tour Steel N Glory

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Rather than the traditional 2nd Friday art stroll this month in Berlin, two local artists on Friday will host an exhibition of “nontraditional art for nontraditional people.” Dubbed “Other Side of the Tracks,” illustrator Pedro Mule, aka Pete Mueller, and metalworker Jordan Pippin will be joined by eight… Read more »

Bring donation and get your gifts wrapped, Sat. in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) The Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees hope to spread holiday cheer for a good cause this Saturday during its free gift-wrapping event. Anyone interested can bring their gifts to Stevenson United Methodist Church on 123 North Main Street in Berlin, and have them wrapped from 12-5 p.m. Channel Chaplin, management… Read more »

Young Professionals spread holiday cheer


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Those song lyrics apparently rang true for children who participated in the Ocean City Young Professionals’ Christmas Spirit Shopping Campaign on Dec. 1. Cate Nellans, co-chair of the Christmas Spirit Campaign, said more than 80 children between pre-K and fifth grade were… Read more »

Pines anniversary has one last big event

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) A 50th Anniversary Sock Hop, the final event of the year celebrating the Ocean Pines semicentennial, is set for Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Event organizer Cheryl Jacobs described the happening as “a time to come and have fun”… Read more »

Berlin Christmas Parade returns to downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) More than 80 floats will compete for awards in 10 categories during the annual Berlin Christmas Parade, today, Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. Participants will travel north on Main Street, through the downtown area and end at the Berlin Fire Company. New this year are trophies in each… Read more »

Berlin Artists Studio Tour returns, Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Ten art studios will welcome the public during the 3rd Annual Berlin Artists Studio Tour from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, the event will feature artists in the arts and entertainment district. “They don’t necessarily have a storefront and they’re (the artists)… Read more »

SDMS experiences virtual reality with grant

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2018) Imagine yourself on a roller coaster. The speed picks up as the car races along the tracks surrounded by lush vegetation. But, this is not a traditional roller coaster. Looking around 360 degrees, it’s in another time. The car’s pace continues to quicken, and soon you’re greeted by… Read more »

Girl Scouts efforts again benefit local cancer care center

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Local Girl Scouts from Troop 736 continued their charitable efforts last week, as they presented cancer care items to the staff at the new John H. “Jack” Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center in Berlin. In September, Troop 736 presented 100 cancer care kits to staff at the… Read more »

Carving to be installed at Veterans Memorial

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) A recently-completed wooden carving of a battlefield cross, consisting of a rifle, helmet and combat boots, will find a new home at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial on Racetrack Road in Ocean Pines, this May. Marine Corps veteran Anthony Marquez has dedicated his life to commemorating gold star… Read more »