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Spirit Kitchen

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PHOTO COURTESY STEVENSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Thousands of pounds of food have been handed out to families in need during the Stevenson United Methodist Church Spirit Kitchen drive-through food pantry at 103 Flower St. in Berlin every other Wednesday. The Spirit Kitchen was established in Feb- ruary 2011 to offer a free lunch on Wednesdays… Read more »

Food Donations


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Berlin residents distribute grocery bags and brown bag lunches for Worcester County school-aged children on Flower Street in Berlin on March 20 after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Pictured, from left, are Ali Terrill, 12,… Read more »

SonRise Storehouse


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Pastor Tim Robinson and his wife, Alana, display the array of food to be bagged and sent out to families in need inside SonRise Church in Berlin on April 7. The church, located at 10026 Main Street, opened the SonRise Storehouse on April 1, which offers nonperishable foods like pasta, rice, beans,… Read more »

Volunteer Award

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MORGAN PILZ/ BAYSIDE GAZETTE Tom Sholtis was named the Volunteer of the Year during the annual Berlin Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet hosted by owner John Fager at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin on Feb. 12.

‘Roo Yoga


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Rachel Azejzak, the mobile crew manager for Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware, holds 8-month- old joey Mac during the Kangaroo Yoga session held at the Eastern Shore Healing Arts Center in Berlin on Jan. 25, which raised more than $1,700 for the Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support.

Penguin Swim modified for covid

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By Josh Kim, Staff Writer (Dec. 24, 2020) Join the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation for an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day for the foundation’s 27th annual Penguin Swim fundraiser event. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to wash away 2020, while honoring and supporting the healthcare heroes in our community,”… Read more »

Berlin mural part of Ten Thousand Flowers Project

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 24, 2020) The Berlin Art and Entertainment Committee joined artist Tim Gibson to create a community mural inside the Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library as part of the Ten Thousand Flowers Project. Gibson, 25, established the Ten Thousand Flowers Project in 2018 in his hometown of Perkasie,… Read more »

Nativity scene at SonRise Church and MBS

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer *Update: The live Nativity scene at SonRise Church has been rescheduled for Monday from 6-8 p.m. due to inclement weather on Sunday.* (Dec. 17, 2020) The Berlin campus of SonRise Church has incorporated covid-19 safety protocols in its live Nativity this year by making the Sunday, 6-8 p.m. presentation a drive-through… Read more »

Fire co. adds day to Santa’s annual Berlin area tour

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St. Nick’s ride-through will  need both Sat. and Sun. By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 17, 2020) The Berlin Fire Company is expanding its annual Santa escort to a two-day event this weekend in town. Fire Company President David Fitzgerald said the tour with Santa will cover the company’s entire fire coverage district on Saturday and… Read more »

Windmill Creek promotes walking

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 10, 2020) Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery, 11206 Worcester Highway in Berlin, is hosting “Unstuff The Fluff Holiday Fitness Walk Challenge” until Feb. 1 to encourage residents to lose unwanted pounds after the winter festivities. “I usually get out of shape every year around this time,” said Barry Mariner,… Read more »