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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 »

‘Hide and Seek,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ coming

New promotional ideas to keep kids, shoppers busy and help improve parking By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells is working on several promotions to keep people moving downtown. For visitors, Wells has ideas for both children and adults. The first, geared toward children, will be… Read more »

Get ‘booked up’ at library fundraiser

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 19, 2018) “A Novel Affair,” a Friends of the Berlin Library fundraiser, is scheduled today, Thursday, at Sisters in downtown Berlin from 6-9 p.m. Along with live music by Scott Dustin, finger food, a 50/50 raffle and guest bartenders, Sisters, on 113 North Main Street, will donate 20 percent of… Read more »

Rechristened ‘Snapdragon’ features made in U.S. items

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) The former Bungalow Love on 9 South Main Street in Berlin has officially become Snapdragon Boutique and Gallery. Owner Tracey Bell took over the storefront last June and kept the name of the previous business, founded by Heather Layton. Bungalow Love opened in 2009 on William Street and… Read more »

Attics of My Life brings DIY spirit downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) For Ashley Abell, co-owner of newly opened Attics of My Life in downtown Berlin, breathing new life into old objects is a family affair. Abell grew up on the western shore of Maryland, and the inside of her childhood home there was largely made of reclaimed lumber her… Read more »

County names Holland top teacher

Instructor at Cedar Chapel Special School given 31st annual honor at banquet By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) Cedar Chapel Special School’s Karen Holland was named Worcester County Teacher of the Year during the 31st annual award’s banquet last Friday at the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City. “I am very… Read more »

SonRise granted delay in electric transition

Nonprofit has until Nov. to make move from Delmarva Power over to town services By Marshall Gabell, Intern (April 12, 2018) SonRise Church was granted an extension on the electric service agreement that will see the nonprofit religious enterprise transition to Berlin Electric, migrating over from Delmarva Power. During the Berlin Town Council meeting on… Read more »

‘Pillowcase Ministry’ supports those in need

In seven years, local group has made thousands of items for children, women By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) Since 2011, Barbara Entwistle and her Pillowcase Ministry Mission has created thousands of dresses and shorts out of pillowcases for children in third world countries in addition to putting together and helping to distribute… Read more »