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Park Reopens

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Heron Park, on 10009 Old Ocean City Boulevard, officially reopened for public use on May 6 by then-Berlin Mayor Gee Williams following an address from Gov. Larry Hogan that broadened permitted outdoor activities under the Stay at Home order. All personal safety and social distancing requirements remained in effect at the time…. Read more »

Boardwalk Celebration

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Stephen Decatur High School Principal Thomas Sites, left, and Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor congratulate graduate Alyssa Romano before the school’s drive-through graduation ceremony on the Ocean City Boardwalk on May 27.

Drive-through Graduation


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Class of 2020 graduate Rylie Carey waves to the faculty and teachers celebrating during Worcester Preparatory High School’s drive-through graduation ceremony on May 21.

Worcester Prep Parade

Quinn at WPS

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vice President of the Worcester Prep Class of 2020, Quinn McColgan of Millsboro, Delaware, high fives the school’s mascot, Fighting Mallard, as she participates in the school’s drive-through graduation parade on May 21.

Spirit Kitchen

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PHOTO COURTESY STEVENSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Thousands of pounds of food have been handed out to families in need during the Stevenson United Methodist Church Spirit Kitchen drive-through food pantry at 103 Flower St. in Berlin every other Wednesday. The Spirit Kitchen was established in Feb- ruary 2011 to offer a free lunch on Wednesdays… Read more »

Food Donations


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Berlin residents distribute grocery bags and brown bag lunches for Worcester County school-aged children on Flower Street in Berlin on March 20 after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Pictured, from left, are Ali Terrill, 12,… Read more »

SonRise Storehouse


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Pastor Tim Robinson and his wife, Alana, display the array of food to be bagged and sent out to families in need inside SonRise Church in Berlin on April 7. The church, located at 10026 Main Street, opened the SonRise Storehouse on April 1, which offers nonperishable foods like pasta, rice, beans,… Read more »

Volunteer Award

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MORGAN PILZ/ BAYSIDE GAZETTE Tom Sholtis was named the Volunteer of the Year during the annual Berlin Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet hosted by owner John Fager at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin on Feb. 12.

‘Roo Yoga


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Rachel Azejzak, the mobile crew manager for Barn Hill Preserve of Delaware, holds 8-month- old joey Mac during the Kangaroo Yoga session held at the Eastern Shore Healing Arts Center in Berlin on Jan. 25, which raised more than $1,700 for the Bushfire Wildlife Rescue and Support.

Penguin Swim modified for covid

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By Josh Kim, Staff Writer (Dec. 24, 2020) Join the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation for an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day for the foundation’s 27th annual Penguin Swim fundraiser event. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to wash away 2020, while honoring and supporting the healthcare heroes in our community,”… Read more »