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Berlin nonprofit rescues animals


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 9, 2020) Susanne Hoshino has helped nearly 2,000 animals through her organization, Kindness Matters Rescue, which she founded in 2010. For the last 10 years, Hoshino has lived by her motto, “working together we save them, because every life matters.” Hoshino, a resident of Berlin since the 1980’s, has… Read more »

Historic Berlin Foodie Tour to come to town


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) For Sandy Gillis, creator of the OC Foodie Tour, the soft opening of the Historic Berlin Foodie Tour that took place last month was a success. “Everyone raved about how delicious everything was and how much they enjoyed it,” she said. Gillis said the inaugural Historic Berlin Foodie… Read more »

Letters to Santa initiative successful

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Approximately 100 pieces of mail sent to North Pole from Berlin mailbox this yr. By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) About 100 people got into the holiday spirit and sent a letter to the North Pole through the Letters to Santa campaign last month, according to Ivy Wells, the economic and community development director… Read more »

Operation Warm gives coats to Wor. children


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) More than 400 Worcester County public school students received a new winter coat last month as part of Operation Warm, an initiative sponsored by area firefighters to provide outerwear to children in need. Sean Sullivan, a firefighter paramedic for the Ocean Pines Fire Department, said the Worcester County… Read more »

Berlin Restaurant Week to showcase cuisine


Event to take place from Jan. 13-19 across town; features several eateries By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) Area residents and visitors should go hungry and return well satisfied during Berlin Restaurant Week, which begins Monday, Jan. 13. Berlin Restaurant Week will run until Sunday, Jan. 19 at most downtown eateries, according to Berlin… Read more »

Berlin’s NYE comes in two editions


Children, adult ball-drops to take place on Tuesday night throughout downtown By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 26, 2019) Thousands of residents and visitors can ring in the new year, and the new decade, next Tuesday in downtown Berlin with two ball drops. Ivy Wells, Berlin’s economic and community development director, said the festivities started about… Read more »

ACT’s 40th New Year’s Day beach walk set

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Dec. 26, 2019) Celebrate the start of 2020 with a scenic nature stroll during Assateague Coastal Trust’s 40th annual Ilia Fehrer/Judy Johnson New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Assateague State Park. Assateague Coastal Trust Communications Manager Billy Weiland will be leading participants up the beach to scenic and pristine views,… Read more »

Little Leaguers celebrate great tourney results

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Dec. 26, 2019) Berlin’s Little League All-Star teams were quite successful this season, with several winning district, state and/or regional titles. One squad even advanced to the World Series. Junior League: The Junior Berlin Little League All-Star team played in Taylor, Michigan for the World Series in August and finished… Read more »

Berlin police officer named ‘Everyday Hero’


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 19, 2019) Berlin Police Officer Joseph Kerr represented the state of Maryland as an “everyday hero” and received an award for his contributions last week. “It was a proud moment,” he said. Kerr said his wife, Christy, nominated him in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Encore Moments campaign, which aims to… Read more »

Berlin Christmas Parade: what’s involved?

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 12, 2019) The Berlin Christmas Parade has several moving parts to make it the successful event people look forward to year after year. Organizers, volunteers and participants are all involved in the process. Ocean Pines resident Ginger Fleming, who has been volunteering for the past seven years, praised last Thursday’s parade…. Read more »