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Ice rink ready for skating


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Berlin Fire Company hosts portable arena provided by county  (March 12, 2020) Worcester County’s synthetic ice rink is now available for Berlin residents to use in the Berlin Fire Company’s banquet hall starting today, March 12, until the end of the month. The rink debuted at the Worcester County Recreation… Read more »

Berlin displays students’ work during Natl. Youth Art Month


By Morgan Pilz. Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) The Worcester County Arts Council is celebrating National Youth Art Month by displaying artwork from Buckingham Elementary School and home-schooled students throughout Berlin throughout March. Youth Art Month is an annual observance in March that emphasizes the value of art education for students and to encourage support… Read more »

Culinary courses offer training, certification


By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) In a $3.5 million kitchen, students at Worcester Technical High School in Newark have the opportunity to learn through accredited baking and pastry, and culinary arts programs. The school got the new kitchen about 10 years ago, which has allowed students to learn more than just the… Read more »

Comedy podcast created in Berlin


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) A comedy podcast by a mother and daughter that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and the need to find humor in life has begun to gain a loyal following of listeners. Claudia and Kate Nicholls of Berlin decided to create a podcast called Stage 4… Read more »

OC Film Festival offers fourth day

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer More than 100 projects will be available for screening during March 5-8 event (March 5, 2020) The Art League of Ocean City has added a fourth day to the fourth annual Ocean City Film Festival, which will begin showing films today, Thursday, March 5, showcasing the work of local, regional… Read more »

Pinkney-Gully, 4 months, wins first in beauty pageant

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) Four-month-old Arabella Pinkney-Gully, of Berlin, was the fifth-place state winner of the Little Miss Beauty pageant and first-place winner in Delaware for the LullaPanda beauty pageant and is expecting the results from a third contest called Bidiboo, which will be announced Monday, March 23. Arabella’s parents, Tamara… Read more »

Art of the pARTy culinary fundraiser generates over $4K


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 27, 2020) The second annual Art of the pARTy buffet-style fundraiser at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin last Friday was both a culinary and financial success after drawing a sell-out crowd of more than a 100 people and raising in excess of $4,000 for scholarships. To promote food as… Read more »

Death by Chocolate in WOC, Sat.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 20, 2020) Participants will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chocolate treats during the 13th annual “Death by Chocolate” game taking place at 17 West Ocean City businesses, Saturday, Feb. 22. Players who are 18 and older are encouraged to find specific items, then get their game… Read more »

Berlin infant competing in pageant


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Deadline to vote for Arabella, 4 months, Tuesday, Feb. 25 (Feb. 20, 2020) Berlin resident Arabella Pinkney-Gully is only 4 months old and already starring in a beauty pageant, the winner of which will be announced next Tuesday. Arabella’s parents, Tamara and Christopher, discovered the Little Miss Beauty pageant in… Read more »

Berlin Chamber awards recipients

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 20, 2020) The Berlin Chamber of Commerce recognized businesses and individuals during its annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin last Wednesday. The awards banquet was held by owner John Fager, who praised the Chamber of Commerce for its work in keeping Berlin the… Read more »