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‘Mary Humphreys Park’ name gains popularity

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Debating what, exactly, to call the former Tyson’s Chicken property on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin is far from a new pastime, although one name seems to have gathered momentum of late. Currently the property is referred to as “Berlin Falls park,” evoking Bedford Falls from the… Read more »

Wet weather postpones Worcester County Fair until September

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The sustained, soaking rains have, more or less, been weathered pretty well during the last month with few reported injuries, little spillover from the wastewater treatment plants and floodwaters receding shortly after they arrived. There has been one casualty, however, as the board of directors of the Worcester… Read more »

First ‘Bus Stop Snack Shack’ debuts in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services last Wednesday debuted its “Bus Stop Snack Shack” at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. The program was inspired by a similar effort in Wicomico County, where local officials greet children as they get off the bus from school to provide… Read more »

Ocean City Air Show returns to resort skies this weekend

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 14, 2018) The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 11th annual Ocean City Air Show this weekend, which showcases a number of military aircrafts performing acrobatic displays over the beach downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Although the show does not officially begin until Saturday, events kick off Friday with… Read more »

Farmer’s Market returns to Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 14, 2018) Sunday will mark the debut of the new Berlin Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Artisan’s Green off Main Street behind Fins Ale House and Raw Bar. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells, who was responsible for organizing the revival, said Monday she was… Read more »

Registration open now for summer art camps

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Friday is the last day to register for the 25th annual Summer Arts Camp program at the Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin. “Over the years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity,” Arts Council Executive Director Anna Mullis said. “Close to 100 children attend our arts… Read more »

Police Torch Run keeps pace for Special Olympics

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) A brigade of volunteers and police officers on foot, on horseback, in cars and buses, even some on motorcycles, made their way through Ocean City and Berlin on Monday during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland. The group of perhaps several hundred started… Read more »

Western Night to benefit wounded Marines, July 12

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Tickets are on sale now for the 21st annual Country Western Night at the Ocean Downs Casino on July 12. The event, which will start at 5 p.m., was created by 92-year-old Anna Foultz and hosted each year by Ocean Pines nonprofit Star Charities for the benefit of… Read more »

McGuffey Club benefits thousands of students

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Showell Elementary School students were among the thousands of Worcester County children on Monday to receive bright orange McGuffey Bookworm Club backpacks filled with books for summer reading. Now in its 13th year, McGuffey is a countywide program of the Worcester County Commission for Women and Friends of… Read more »