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Berlin Bikeways proposal backed by council

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) A proposed new $950,000, 1.8-mile Berlin Bikeway adjacent to the old railroad tracks was peddled successfully to the Berlin Town Council Monday, as concept of the bike path received its unanimous support. The council also voted 5-0 to approve an application for a grant from the Maryland Department… Read more »

New pup ‘Josiah’ joins Cricket Center team in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Josiah, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever raised and professionally trained by nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence, was introduced this month by the Cricket Center in Berlin. The dog will assist patients at the Cricket Center, which is the only child advocacy in Worcester County for sexually and physically abused… Read more »

Attendance swells for Memorial Day parade in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) The annual Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade on Monday was a roaring success by all accounts, with record attendance of more than 3,000, according to organizer estimates. Several dozen veteran’s organizations, school and youth groups, car clubs, police and fire personnel, and others marched from Stephen Decatur Middle… Read more »

Record-setting day during Beach Club reopening weekend

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) After the well-received reopening of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club two weeks ago, it was Beach Club’s turn last weekend to take the spotlight with a record-setting reopening. “It’s no secret that the Beach Club is a crowd-favorite, attracting waves of permanent and seasonal residents each year,” Ocean… Read more »

Worcester Prep graduates 51 at commencement

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (May 31, 2018) Fifty-one Worcester Preparatory seniors accepted their diplomas last Friday during the 46th annual commencement ceremony at the Berlin school. Numerous awards and honors were presented to the graduates during the ceremony in the Athletic and Performing Arts Center, which also included the Upper School Chorus singing “Forever Young”… Read more »

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 »