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Otto’s South Point home one of 10 featured on annual tour

OCEAN CITY–Have you ever wanted to walk through one of the beautiful homes featured in a magazine? Now is your chance to walk through the home of John and Pat Otto, an 8,300-square-foot South Point home that was featured in Coastal Style and Metropolitan magazines. Come see how the owners’ meticulous attention to detail and… Read more »

‘Great moms’ sometimes are volunteers who simply care

WORCESTER COUNTY —With the annual commemoration of gratitude for the caring and selflessness of biological mothers and grandmothers in recognition of Mother’s Day on May 12, a canvassing of local child service and faith organizations uncovered a small sampling of some pretty “great mom” surrogates in the area as well. Here we highlight three. Great… Read more »

Delmarva Chorus will sing to your valentine

OCEAN PINES — The Delmarva Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will kick off its “Singing Messages” serenading services with Valentine’s Day performances in Berlin, Ocean City and Ocean Pines. The Sweet Adelines are a feminine take on the traditional male barbershop harmony, and are dedicated to teaching women how to sing a cappella (without musical… Read more »

'Victorian Christmas' events in town

BERLIN – Victorian Christmas, a month-long series of downtown events sponsored by the town and businesses, begins this Friday, Nov. 23.   Town of Berlin Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 23 The Atlantic Hotel 5 p.m. Free The annual Christmas tree lighting will kick things off at the Atlantic Hotel on North Main Street. Mayor… Read more »

Local artist repaints sign attributed to urban legend

BERLIN — For the first time in 15 years, local artist Jim Adcock has touched up the sign he painted that has long been rumored to be the inspiration for the naming of the fictional town of Hale, Md. in the Hollywood film, "Runaway Bride." The 1999 film that starred Julia Robers and Richard Gere… Read more »

Food and drink shops get into the holiday spirit

BERLIN/OCEAN PINES — As chilly, winter-like weather has hit the area, several local businesses are preparing specialty foods and drinks for families eager to get into the holiday mood. Many good eateries are in the area and most have space to sit down while also offering a take-out service. Si’culi on North Main Street in… Read more »

Mentalist plays mind tricks at Whimsical Cottage

 BERLIN – Mentalist Dan Cain will present his “Experiments of the Mind” show this weekend at the Whimsical Cottage of Berlin to prove to audience members that there is no such thing as a random happening. "I know this dispels the notion of free will, but everything’s pretty much meant to be," Cain said. "I… Read more »

Winter crafts fair Saturday in OP just in time for the holidays

OCEAN PINES – Forty local artisans and businesses will be selling their original works at the 3rd annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Fair at the Ocean Pines Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 3. "It gives people in the area an opportunity to attend a fair where everything is handmade," said Carol Quinto, co-chairperson of the… Read more »

'Create Early Bliss' through pumpkins

BERLIN — With Halloween approaching, local artist Kenny Bliss of Create Early Bliss has been busy constructing his custom-made pumpkins for businesses and private homes alike. “I have always kept that motto in my art and work,” Bliss said of his company’s name, which that is meant to conjure thoughts of euphoria and peacefulness. “Those… Read more »

Local artist exemplifies 'pure' photography

 BERLIN – The Worcester County Arts Council’s latest resident artist, Ron Michaels, prides himself on his photos that capture scenes in their purest form, while adding an extra element to the image. That is, as long as his viewers look beyond the actual subject of the picture. "It’s amazing what you can see when you… Read more »