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New Bethel Church celebrates 163 yrs. of worship in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) A communitywide “coming together” on Sunday will conclude several days of celebration marking the 163rd anniversary of New Bethel United Methodist Church in Berlin. “The church was established in 1855 as Bethel Methodist Church by a group of colored people who were then part of a white… Read more »

Puzzle over This offers varied escape rooms

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 12, 2018) A zombie carnival, Edgar Allen Poe and an apartment crime scene are few of the escape room options offered at Puzzle over This on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. “It is a challenge, but it’s also a lot of fun and something different,” owner Deborah Ennis… Read more »

Miller to feature paintings, donate to AGH Foundation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 12, 2018) Ocean Pines artist Gary Miller will display paintings influenced by the colors, moods and sounds of the islands during a 2nd Friday exhibition at Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin this week. Adding a fundraising component, Miller will donate 10 percent of sales from the show, which… Read more »

Students raise funds for Sudanese water wells

‘A Long Walk to Water’ book inspired Stephen Decatur Middle Schoolers to action By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (April 5, 2018) For the second year, seventh grade students at Stephen Decatur Middle School are raising money to help build clean water wells in South Sudan. “These kids had no idea,” said Michelle Hammond, a seventh… Read more »

Berlin to host first Worcester CARES Expo

Shore Transit providing free transportation from Snow Hill and Pocomoke City (April 5, 2018) Berlin is hosting the first Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose building located on 130 Flower Street. This family friendly event features nonprofit organizations throughout… Read more »

Annual ACT Native Plant Sale returns to Berlin on May 5

(April 5, 2018) Assateague Coastal Trust will offer perennials, heirloom vegetables, fruit and herbs for pre-order for its annual Native Plant Sale, scheduled May 5 at the ACT office on north Main Street in Berlin. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged to guarantee choice of varieties. Visit ACT’s website at www.actforbays.org to browse and buy from the… Read more »

Historical Society annual dinner

(April 5, 2018) The Worcester County Historical Society will hold its annual spring dinner meeting at the Pocomoke Community Center on Market Street, Friday, April 13. Dinner guests will learn about Worcester County’s past while enjoying a meal of chicken and dumplings with all the fixings prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary. Following the dinner, Mabel… Read more »

Worcester CARES event Saturday, April 14 in Berlin

(March 29, 2018) Berlin is hosting the first Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose building on 130 Flower Street. “This is a great family friendly event featuring nonprofit organizations throughout the county. All partners are essentially creating a one-stop… Read more »

Inaugural cycling event ‘Algonquest’ was spoke-tacular

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) Organizer Tres Denk said the first “Algonquest” event in Pocomoke City and Ocean City last weekend was a success. The bicycling experience included a Friday night ride and Saturday daytime race along the Algonquin Trail in the Pocomoke Forest, and a Sunday morning event on the Ocean City… Read more »

Regal Beast endures in Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 29, 2018) For more than a decade, Ellen Tolliver’s Regal Beast studio in Snow Hill has provided both a showcase for her creative approach to ceramics and a home for other artists working in a range of media. Glass artist Donald Cheeseman currently works out of the space on… Read more »