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Berlin Fiddlers Convention takes its bows this weekend

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27th annual competition brings plenty of pickin’ too By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) Bluegrass, Cajun and Celtic music will fill the streets of downtown Berlin from Friday through Sunday during the 27th edition of the Berlin Fiddlers Convention. With scores of musical participants and thousands of spectators, the competition has grown into… Read more »

Berlin jewelry store to help Dorian victims

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The public can help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by purchasing a simple bracelet at Beach Memories Jewelry on Main Street in Berlin. Michele Krempa, owner of Beach Memories Jewelry and Seachelle Designs, began offering the $10 bracelets last week as a way to donate to… Read more »

Berlin community helps out neighbor burned in June fire

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The Berlin com- munity continues to raise money to help resident John Maxwell, who is recovering from injuries suffered in a June 13 fire that destroyed his home. Members of the Germantown School Community Heritage Center, a local historical organization, presented a $1,712 check on Aug. 28 in… Read more »

Berlin to experience farm-to-table with dinner


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) Residents can experience the true farm-to-table experience during a dinner next Wednesday at the Atlantic Hotel in downtown Berlin. “I just think it shows what Berlin is about. It builds community,” said Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development director. “Who doesn’t like to eat outside with your… Read more »

Concert on the Lawn series to wrap up, Sun.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Music lovers can take in a free performance by the Folk Heroes with Charlie Stegman and Robin Cockey during the final Concert on the Lawn this Sunday evening at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. The group will play a mixture of Celtic and Cajun music starting at… Read more »

Youth get free haircuts and styles


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Ten youth apparently got more than just a haircut Sunday in Berlin, they also received boost in confidence before heading back to school. “Hair is a cultural thing, so for the kids to be able to have a nice hairstyle to go back to school year, it’s starts… Read more »

Berlin’s Small Town Throw Down to return to Main St.


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Berlin will take on the flavor of Nashville Saturday, with live country music bands performing during the Small Town Throw Down on Main Street from 1-6 p.m. Taking the stage at the Atlantic Hotel on Main Street during this third annual event will be Boy in Black, a… Read more »

National Folk Festival takes place in Salisbury this week


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 6, 2019) The 79th annual National Folk Festival will take place Friday through Sunday in downtown Salisbury, featuring more than 350 traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople, regional and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, storytelling and parades. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival… Read more »

Pines Bay Day offers variety of fun, enlightening activities


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 5, 2019) Earth-conscious individuals can learn how to help area waterways by growing native plants, while also learning about the  efforts of dozens of area environmentalist organizations, along with the prerequisite music, food and drinks, during the second annual Bay Day at Ocean Pines in White Horse Park on Sunday from… Read more »

Free Shakespeare production to come to Berlin, Worcester

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Residents and visitors can have a night out at the theater for free this Saturday at the production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” on Pitts Street in Berlin. The Brown Box Theatre’s seventh annual performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Pitts… Read more »