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Arrive Alive Tour visits Wor. high schools with simulator

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 18, 2019) UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour visited Worcester County’s three high schools last week, providing students and teachers with a virtual firsthand experience of driving under the influence. UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public… Read more »

Second Friday stroll reinvigorated


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 11, 2019) The first in a reinvigorated series of monthly 2nd Friday strolls will begin in downtown Berlin this week, from 5-8 p.m. Following a well-attended merchant’s meeting last month, many local business owners pledged to recommit to the event, which has seen dwindling participation in recent years. The 2nd… Read more »

Youth basketball league coming to Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (April 11, 2019) A youth basketball summer league is coming to Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin on Saturdays from June 8 until July 27. For eight weeks, play will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the park on 123 Flower Street. The league is part of a growing… Read more »

Church hopes new building helps expand congregation

Church photo #5

By Victor Fernandes, Staff Writer (April 4, 2019) Much about Coastal Community Church remains unfamiliar to its congregation, even after waiting a decade for its completion. Some still call the newly opened church on Ocean Gateway in Berlin by its once longtime name, Ocean City Worship Center. Others still head to the old church, a short… Read more »

Buckingham county’s green school


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 4, 2019) Buckingham Elementary, the only Maryland Green School in Worcester County, continues to conduct experiments and use resources to teach using low energy and cost. A Maryland Green School is a school that creates a healthy environment conducive to learning, while saving energy, environmental resources, and money. A presentation… Read more »

Decatur renames athletic complex after Knox, Taylor


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 28, 2019) What started as a standard Board of Education meeting on Tuesday turned into a celebration of two local educators, who each became emotional, as they learned a soon to be renovated athletic complex would be renamed in their honor. Stephen Decatur High School’s athletic complex will be renamed… Read more »

Fire co. house raffle hopes to raise funds

Girdletree house raffle photo

By Victor Fernandes, Staff Writer (March 28, 2019) The popular “Cash & Bike Bash” event has annually been a profitable day for the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company. Yet the fundraiser’s 15th anniversary, set for June 1 at the firehouse on Snow Hill Road in Girdletree, features a grand prize four years in the making, literally and… Read more »

Worcester Cares, Berlin Social Sec. Day coming up


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Town of Berlin officials are spreading the word on two upcoming events in the area, a social security seminar scheduled for April 18, and the Worcester Cares event, which returns this weekend. Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood said a representative from the Social Security Administration would be at… Read more »

Tranzfusion to headline ‘Rock for Recovery’


Event will benefit Worcester County Warriors nonprofit By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Discounted tickets are on sale for the third annual “Rock for Recovery” concert, featuring live music by Tranzfusion and benefiting the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction. Online advance tickets for the April 28 event at the West Ocean City… Read more »

WYFCS participants plan park upgrades


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Participants in the SABERS program of Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services hope to secure grant money to improve Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin. Worcester Youth’s Youth Programs Coordinator Tiffany Scott,​ during a March 5 Berlin Parks Commission meeting, said she was approached about attending the upcoming… Read more »