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OP PT owner, mother create masks for essential workers

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) A local physical therapy business has been providing masks for essential workers through the northern Worcester County communities since mid-April. William “Billy” Hamilton, who owns Hamilton Physical Therapy in Ocean Pines, and his mother, Carol, have been providing hundreds of homemade masks for protection against spreading covid-19… Read more »

Berlin may expand market to Main St.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 14, 2020) Members of the Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to consider expanding the town’s Sunday farmers’ market to a portion of Main Street. The motion was made by Councilmember Zackery Tyndall, after he observed that the previous Sunday market had become “somewhat congested.” “We have more vendors… Read more »

Farmers mkt. debut beats expectations

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 7, 2020) The first Berlin Farmers Market of the season was so successful that most vendors sold out within the first two hours, and more vendors and suppliers are expected at this week’s market. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells was pleased with the turnout for the first… Read more »

Worcester Co. Library goes digital

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 30, 2020) Even though the Worcester County Library branches remain closed under Gov. Larry Hogan’s order that only essential businesses can be open, books are still being offered to the public – virtually. The Worcester County Library’s digital library is available for use during the closure. Included are material… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market to open for season on Sunday

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Social distancing rules will apply for patrons, vendors per state’s guidelines (April 30, 2020) The third annual Berlin Farmers Market might be unconventional this year, but it will still kick off its season this Sunday, when it opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmers market will take place… Read more »

Ministry offering drive-through food pantry bi-weekly

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 30, 2020) Two churches in Berlin have joined to offer a drive-through food pantry to take place every other Wednesday, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers from Stevenson United Methodist Church (SUMC) and Buckingham Presbyterian Church are providing groceries… Read more »

Art organizations donate kits for students

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) The Art League of Ocean City and Worcester County Arts Council are helping Worcester County public school students by donating art kits to help with their projects. Although the center on 94th Street is closed, the Art League donated 350 kits filled with pencils,  paper, crayons and… Read more »

Md. Coastal Bays Program virtual education

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) Just about every corner of Worcester County has been affected in some way by the spread of covid-19, and the nonprofit Maryland Coastal Bays Program is no exception. The program, which exists to protect the waters and surrounding watershed of the county’s coastal bays, can’t do a… Read more »

Area churches offer virtual worship, prayers

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) In order to comply with Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home executive order and also ensure people are social distancing, a number of local churches are offering services online. Ocean City Baptist Church, located on North Division Street, has been streaming live services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on… Read more »

Calvin B. Taylor museum asks residents for covid collection

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin is asking residents to share their thoughts and records of the covid-19 pandemic for an archive its creating. On Thursday, March 26, the museum’s Facebook page asked members of the community to help create “an archive of how COVID-19… Read more »