Close Menu
Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette Logo Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette



McGuffey Club benefits thousands of students

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Showell Elementary School students were among the thousands of Worcester County children on Monday to receive bright orange McGuffey Bookworm Club backpacks filled with books for summer reading. Now in its 13th year, McGuffey is a countywide program of the Worcester County Commission for Women and Friends of… Read more »

Town of Berlin remembers PW Superintendent Purnell

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Residents and town officials gathered last Friday at Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin to remember former Public Works Superintendent Wendell Ennis Purnell. Born Feb. 16, 1948 in Berlin, Purnell passed away on May 14 at Genesis HealthCare in Salisbury, according to his official obituary. He graduated from… Read more »

Over 200 graduate from Decatur

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 8, 2018) Family, friends and loved ones showed roaring support for the 286 graduates of Stephen Decatur High School, Wednesday, May 30, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City. “This is a very special graduation class to me,” Principal Thomas Zimmer said. “When I… Read more »

Law Enforcement Torch Run, Monday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 31, 2018) Law enforcement officers representing Worcester County and beyond will take part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland, on Monday, June 4. Participants are encouraged to wear a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt, which costs $15 and are available for purchase at the… Read more »

Berlin Bikeways proposal backed by council

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) A proposed new $950,000, 1.8-mile Berlin Bikeway adjacent to the old railroad tracks was peddled successfully to the Berlin Town Council Monday, as concept of the bike path received its unanimous support. The council also voted 5-0 to approve an application for a grant from the Maryland Department… Read more »

New pup ‘Josiah’ joins Cricket Center team in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Josiah, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever raised and professionally trained by nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence, was introduced this month by the Cricket Center in Berlin. The dog will assist patients at the Cricket Center, which is the only child advocacy in Worcester County for sexually and physically abused… Read more »

Attendance swells for Memorial Day parade in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) The annual Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade on Monday was a roaring success by all accounts, with record attendance of more than 3,000, according to organizer estimates. Several dozen veteran’s organizations, school and youth groups, car clubs, police and fire personnel, and others marched from Stephen Decatur Middle… Read more »

Record-setting day during Beach Club reopening weekend

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) After the well-received reopening of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club two weeks ago, it was Beach Club’s turn last weekend to take the spotlight with a record-setting reopening. “It’s no secret that the Beach Club is a crowd-favorite, attracting waves of permanent and seasonal residents each year,” Ocean… Read more »

Worcester Prep graduates 51 at commencement

By Morgan Pilz Staff Writer (May 31, 2018) Fifty-one Worcester Preparatory seniors accepted their diplomas last Friday during the 46th annual commencement ceremony at the Berlin school. Numerous awards and honors were presented to the graduates during the ceremony in the Athletic and Performing Arts Center, which also included the Upper School Chorus singing “Forever Young”… Read more »