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Love story started on Flower Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Just before former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class John Dale Smack was handed a microphone last Thursday during a ceremony honoring service members in Ocean City, his wife of more than six decades told him what to say: that it was a good experience and he learned… Read more »

Reggae Playday bringing party to downtown Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Ocean 98/Seacrets Irie Radio will host the first Reggae Playday in downtown Berlin Friday from 5-9 p.m. The event is an evolution of May Day Playday, an annual outdoor music festival offering free, family-friendly entertainment. Organizer Tom Sholtis, also known on air as Big Al Reno, said the… Read more »

‘Pier’ review calls for replacing Pines sanctuary crab site

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 3, 2018) An assessment of the Ocean Pines sanctuary crabbing pier “showed the structure is in dire need of replacement,” according to an inspection by Snow Hill firm J Stacey Hart and Associates. General Manager John Bailey, reading for the report during a public meeting Saturday, said existing galvanized… Read more »

Virtual suggestion box for Berlin Falls park

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 3, 2018) The Berlin Falls Park Committee is asking for citizen input through a new online suggestion box. The park, on Old Ocean City Boulevard across from Burley Oak Brewing Company, was formerly a Tyson chicken-processing plant. According to an online statement, “The land and buildings were purchased in… Read more »

Windy weather, but Delmarva Birding Weekend successful

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (May 3, 2018) Up until this past week, the weather on the lower shore hasn’t exactly been anything to write home about, unless you were one of the dozens of participants at the 23rd annual Delmarva Spring Birding Weekend. “The birds want to head north, but the winds have been… Read more »

Atlantic General Hospital celebrates 25 years

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 4, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital will hold a 25th anniversary community celebration on Tuesday, May 8, on Healthway Drive in Berlin from 3-6 p.m. “This is an opportunity for the community to come together for some fun and fellowship in celebration of our 25 years of healthcare,” said Sarah… Read more »

DMV Birding Weekend returns for 23rd year

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (April 27, 2018) While it may have crept up on longtime attendees and some of the organizers, it’s once again the weekend in Ocean City where birds rule as the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art showcases the world’s best in wildfowl carving, while the Delmarva Birding Weekend focuses on the diversity… Read more »

Decatur band hits high notes in Ohio comp

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 27, 2018) The Stephen Decatur High School band took home first-place awards in orchestra, marching band/color guard and concert band divisions during the Music in the Park Festival in Loveland, Ohio, last weekend. In addition, the marching band also received outstanding performance honors. “I hope it is a great… Read more »

Take Pride in Berlin Week returns, April 21-28

Clean-Up Day on Saturday calls for volunteers to help spruce up three town parks By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) The annual Berlin Clean-Up Day, Saturday, kicks off the weeklong “Take Pride in Berlin Week,” April 21-28. “The basic idea is for volunteers to come to the parks and help us spruce up,… Read more »