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Fourth annual Meal for the Hungry fills Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 12, 2019) More than 200 people were fed last Tuesday during the fourth annual Meal for the Hungry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. “From the standpoint of community outreach, it’s a win-win for everyone,” said Robin Tomaselli, vice president of Berlin’s Arts and Entertainment committee. “The people that are… Read more »

Chili contest collecting toys, cash for charity

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Annual Hots 4 Tots raises money for local nonprofit Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Dec. 6, 2019) Local restaurants will showcase their chili during the 22nd annual Hots 4 Tots Chili Cookoff at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City, Sunday, Dec. 8. The Cookoff raises funds and collects toys for Worcester… Read more »

Fourth annual Berlin Holiday Studio Tour returns to town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 5, 2019) Residents and visitors can get an inside look at several artists’ studios throughout Berlin this Saturday during the Berlin Holiday Studio Tour. The fourth annual studio tour will take place from 12-6 p.m. on Dec. 7. Admission is free, and maps will be available in the Berlin… Read more »

Tonight: Berlin Christmas Parade

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Going into its 49th year, holiday event guaranteed to draw another big crowd By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 5, 2019) It’s that time of year again, which means more than 80 floats will travel down Main Street tonight (Thursday) during the 49th annual Berlin Christmas Parade. This year’s theme is “Magical Melodies: the Music… Read more »

Berlin Tree Lighting to kick off holiday season

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Berlin. Or at least it will, once the tree is lit on Friday evening. Around 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual tree lighting and open house, according to Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development… Read more »

Town prepares for 49th annual Christmas Parade

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) More than 80 floats will travel through downtown Berlin next Thursday night as the 49th annual Berlin Christmas Parade sets the holiday mood for the town. The parade will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Main Street, beginning near the Berlin Welcome Center on South Main Street,… Read more »

American Legion and Scouts lay to rest nearly 1,600 flags

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Around 1,600 American flags were retired in a ceremony conducted by the American Legion and Scouts of America at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines last Saturday. The Boy Scouts of Troop 261, Cub Scouts of Pack 261 and Girl Scouts of Troop 621 properly… Read more »

New Stephen Decatur food pantry

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) Counselors and teachers at Stephen Decatur High School who were concerned that some students may not be getting enough to eat, opened a food pantry last Friday to help alleviate that problem. Organized by Curricular Resource Teacher Nikki Billetdeaux and Counselor Lauren Sharkey, the food pantry will… Read more »

Thanksgiving dinners offered by local churches and organizations

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Area residents and guests can skip the tedious process of making Thanksgiving dinner and instead, enjoy a full holiday meal prepared by one of two local churches next Thursday, or, donate to various churches and organizations throughout the county. For the 41st year, the Ocean City Baptist… Read more »