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When it comes to paint Don Grafer goes to town

BERLIN — Having his own workspace isn’t exactly a new experience for Don Grafer, the newest artist in the Chamber Studios, but it is a fresh one. In fact, Grafer took several decades off from painting while he and his wife, Sue raised their family. Grafer painted mostly for his own pleasure during the better… Read more »

Local and national artists support one of their own

WEST OCEAN CITY — The art galleries along Route 611 have a vision for eventually turning the strip into a gallery district that encourages the opening an success of other galleries but building a culture is sometimes something of a challenge. Punk Rock Fish, the first of the galleries to see the area’s potential and… Read more »

Freeman Stage at Bayside promotes more than art

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage at Bayside has, over the last half-decade, established itself as one of the premiere venues supporting the performing arts. From concerts to plays to interactive events, each of the last four summers has brought a new, richer dimension to the entertainment opportunities in the region. So as the Joshua M…. Read more »

The triumphant reunion of a band before its time

WEST OCEAN CITY —  When Baillie and the Boys take the stage at the OC Jamboree next week, it will be the beginning of a new era for a group that has been ahead of its time since the 1970s. In the 70s and 80s there was pop, there was rock and there was R&B… Read more »

Here’s to the no kill animal shelter in Georgetown

WHALEYVILLE — As part of their weekly Wine-Down Friday event Jack and Kathryn Danko-Lord have been hosting guest bartenders for the better part of the last year. The idea began as a way to raise money and awareness for local charities in the best way the couple new how — drinking wine. Using a word… Read more »

New acts bring music to Berlin’s ears

WEST OCEAN CITY — When owner Gina Servant and teacher Kevin Roberts of Around Sound got together with Jennifer Dawicki at the Globe to begin planning a recital for the students, none of the realized how useful a partnership it would become. But after last weekend’s successful performance by the Around Sound students and in… Read more »

Better living through holistic solutions

BERLIN — When Dr Jeff Michael and Terri Street inaugurated the Berlin Holistic Health fair last year at “The Ray” in the Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services building they were able to convince about 10 other companies to participate. On the heels of last year’s success, this week the event was held at the… Read more »

Teen guitarist to bring a little extra for Arts Night

BERLIN — While the visual artists are putting the final touches on the works they expect to display during next weekend’s Spring Arts Night event, the performance artists don’t get to finalize anything until the show is over.  Visual artists co-exist with a different kind of pressure, a front-loaded one if you will.  A painter… Read more »

Local author contributes a page of everyday history

OCEAN PINES — The only thing that makes the truth boring are the words that a person uses to tell it which is why the non-fiction genre has seen a revival in recent years.  Although it dates back to before Truman Capote, when that writer took a gruesome news item and turned it into what… Read more »

Volunteers work on the ‘Show that Works for Kids’

OCEAN CITY — Seeing the inside of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center when it is completely empty and then again once it has been completely filled can be a bit mind-boggling, especially once you’ve seen the set up process. For many if not most events professional planners mark off and design the various conferences… Read more »