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Wish List Unmasked

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Kirby Cosby, 4, and her brother, Asa, 2, of Berlin both wearing masks, tell masked Santa what they want for Christmas at the entrance of Victorian Charm during the Ice Ice Berlin Art Sculptures Stroll & Holiday Shop Night in Berlin on Nov. 27.

Best in Show

Best in Show

PHOTO COURTESY BERLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Instead of the 16th annual Fall Cruisin’ Classic Cars Show, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce hosted a smaller Cruisers Appreciation Day on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Lisa Taylor, of Dale City, Virginia, won the Best in Show award for her red 1969 Chevy Camaro. Taylor is… Read more »


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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Twins, Nate, left, and Zeke Jones, 9, of Berlin, dressed as storm troopers from “Star Wars” to go trick or treating in their neighborhood on Halloween.

Sweets Search

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ALLY LANASA/ BAYSIDE GAZETTE Trick-or-treating in Berlin on Halloween night, from left, are Ellie Bookwater, 5, and Sophia, 5, and Seva Nistazos, 7, of Ocean City.


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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Crowds descended in Berlin on Oct. 17 for Oktoberfest and the Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., causing the police to close Main Street during the event.

Peach Day

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JOSH KIM/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Visitors wait in line on the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum lawn at 208 N. Main St. in Berlin to purchase bags of peaches for $8 during the modified 12th annual Peach Day on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Sidewalk Sale

World of Toys

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Visitors and residents of Berlin search for deals on children’s gifts at World of Toys on North Main Street during the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from Aug. 14-16, which aligned with tax-free shop- ping week in Maryland. The sidewalk sale has taken place in downtown Berlin for over 60 years.

Outdoor Dining


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE With Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow Maryland restaurants to have limited outdoor seating during the first week of June, Fins Ale House and Raw Bar, located at 119 N. Main St. in Berlin, offered outside seating for up to 40 people with the six-foot distance regulations in place. Further- more, tables… Read more »

Farmers Market


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Jaden Johnstone, a server at DiFebo’s on North Main Street in Berlin sells fresh baked breads, take home pizza kits, pies and oils during the Sunday farmers market on June 7. In addition to carryout, the Italian restaurant offered limited outdoor seating to during the pandemic.

BLM March

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE About 200 participants marched from Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street through Main Street in Berlin, chanting “Black Lives Matter,” “I can’t breathe,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” on June 27. The downtown Berlin march drew an outpouring from the community with marchers from Berlin, Salisbury, Pocomoke, Ocean City… Read more »