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Better living through holistic solutions

BERLIN — When Dr Jeff Michael and Terri Street inaugurated the Berlin Holistic Health fair last year at “The Ray” in the Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services building they were able to convince about 10 other companies to participate. On the heels of last year’s success, this week the event was held at the… Read more »

Teen guitarist to bring a little extra for Arts Night

BERLIN — While the visual artists are putting the final touches on the works they expect to display during next weekend’s Spring Arts Night event, the performance artists don’t get to finalize anything until the show is over.  Visual artists co-exist with a different kind of pressure, a front-loaded one if you will.  A painter… Read more »

Local author contributes a page of everyday history

OCEAN PINES — The only thing that makes the truth boring are the words that a person uses to tell it which is why the non-fiction genre has seen a revival in recent years.  Although it dates back to before Truman Capote, when that writer took a gruesome news item and turned it into what… Read more »

Volunteers work on the ‘Show that Works for Kids’

OCEAN CITY — Seeing the inside of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center when it is completely empty and then again once it has been completely filled can be a bit mind-boggling, especially once you’ve seen the set up process. For many if not most events professional planners mark off and design the various conferences… Read more »

Community Sponsored Agriculture comes to Berlin

BERLIN — Even though the threat of frost hasn’t completely passed, Christie McDowell of The Good Farm, has decided to gamble a bit and begin planing hardy, cold weather spring crops. After the success of last year’s Buy Local Challenge, McDowell hopes to be able to expand her CSA and wants to make sure, as… Read more »

La Ha goes the extra mile to get ambience right

OCEAN PINES — Although we often think of it as a passive idea, “ambience” is an active one. It suggests how our surroundings make us feel and deepens our general experience. Ambience is the “it” that is a kind of Holy Grail for restaurateurs. In an age where the dining public is better educated and… Read more »

Eppard promotes technique and art appreciation

BERLIN — There are a thousand schools of painting and Shirley Eppard subscribes to every one. Well, almost every one. Over the last four decades, Eppard has taken just about every class she could and as a result has become a student of technique. Some painters, she said, aren’t particularly interested in the technique, focusing… Read more »

M.A.R.K.S. Seeks Worcester Field

 OCEAN PINES — Ray Unger’s neighbors don’t really even bat an eye anymore when they see one of his planes taxiing along in front of their homes. The remote control (RC) airplane enthusiast has been using the street as a practice runway for his scale model bombers and jets for years and the sessions have… Read more »

Christmas Rose and Elf on the Self among the new holiday favorites

 BERLIN — One of the great Christmas myths is that traditions have to be inherited. At first, the term tradition seems to demand that whatever the holiday practice happens to be it must have always been. This, of course, cannot be true. Traditions are inaugurated by families, individuals and cultures all the time. In the… Read more »

Ocean Liners Boot, Scoot and Boogie

OCEAN PINES — The country music coming from the Community Center gym on any given Monday and Wednesday morning doesn’t sound, upon first listen, like workout music. It lacks the driving beat that tends to mark official exercise.  And, strictly speaking, exercise is a secondary aim for the Ocean Liners, the line-dancing club that occupies… Read more »