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Memorial Day events planned in OC, Pines

By Kara Hallissey Staff Writer (May 25, 2018) An assortment of Memorial Day activities are slated to take place this weekend, from patriotic ceremonies and light displays to a parade. Here are a few events planned Friday through Memorial Day Monday, May 28: Ocean City: The Dunes Manor Hotel on 28th Street and Baltimore Avenue… Read more »

Maryland in Motion Festival comes to Snow Hill

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 25, 2018) To help combat the opioid epidemic, a Maryland in Motion Community Outreach Festival will take place on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. “We are using these events as a call to action,” said Shawn Johnson, president of the… Read more »

Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade, Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) For decades in the borough sometimes known as East Berlin, the Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade was an important cultural event, akin to a second Christmas, according to co-organizer Gregory Purnell of the Berlin Community Improvement Association committee that sponsors the annual event. “For the last 60 years… Read more »

Tenth annual Pirate Party postponed until Fri. June 1

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 17, 2018) The 10th annual Pirate Party, which benefits Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, was originally scheduled for Friday, May 18, but it has been postponed to Friday, June 1 due to severe weather forecasted. The party is slated to feature Radio Neon performing live, drink specials and raffles… Read more »

County students take annual field trip to memorial

By Morgan Pilz, Contributing Writer (May 18, 2018) The Ocean Pines’ Veteran’s Memorial at the South Gate Pond has been a site of respect, commemoration, and for the past 11 years, an educational experience for Worcester County fifth graders. Every Wednesday and Thursday in May, weather permitted, fifth graders from Worcester County schools take a field… Read more »

Reggae Playday gets rave reviews from Town Council

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) The inaugural Reggae Playday last Friday was declared a success during a Berlin Town Council meeting on Monday. Police Chief Arnold Downing called the event “wonderful” and said there were no issues. “We’re talking about a large crowd and, again, the last two events have brought a lot… Read more »

New Berlin farmer’s market finds home; dates to be determined by poll

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) A new Berlin Farmer’s Market will debut next month on Artisan’s Green downtown. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said an informational meeting Tuesday night was well attended, with about 30 farmers, community members and other interested parties present. She said that included representatives from Terrapin Farms,… Read more »

SU Students offer environmental initiatives

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Salisbury University students and the Town of Berlin continue to work together on a series of environmental initiatives that have, to use an analogy from Monday night’s Town Council meeting, bubbled up from individual efforts to create champagne of change. The partnership began last spring, when environmental studies… Read more »

Worcester Prep student wins regional ‘If I Were Mayor’ prize

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Incumbent Berlin Mayor Gee Williams may have some stiff competition in the 2028 election. Williams, during a Town Council meeting on Monday, reported that a fourth grade student at Worcester Preparatory School, Michael Hebert, won the regional “If I Were Mayor” contest. The Maryland Municipal League and the… Read more »