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Flag retirement rescheduled for this Saturday at 9 a.m.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2019) Strong winds last Saturday forced the flag retirement ceremony hosted by the American Legion and Scouts of America to be rescheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 23. The Boy Scouts of Troop 261, Cub Scouts of Pack 261 and Girl Scouts of Troop 621 will properly discard hundreds… Read more »

ThanksKitten run, Turkey Day Trash Trot activities

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2019) Runners can sign up for the third annual ThanksKitten Trot and second annual Trash Trot, which offer healthy ways to get active before and after Thanksgiving dinner indulgences. The ThanksKitten Run will take place at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond Trail, Thursday, Nov. 28, starting at… Read more »

Nationwide mural project descends on Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Artist Tim Gibson drove into Berlin last week on a floral bus with one purpose in mind: painting a mural as part of his Ten Thousand Flowers Project. Gibson, 24, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, began his mural-painting journey in June 2018, and started the Ten Thousand Flowers Project tour… Read more »

Frenes sign off at Victorian Charm

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Steve and Debbie Frene will soon say goodbye to Victorian Charm as they prepare to sell their shop on Main Street. “We’re one of the few remaining links to old Berlin,” Steve said.  Debbie opened Victorian Charm on 100 N. Main St. in the 1990s with the help… Read more »

Local youth signs Bronze Ambassadorship

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Nov. 7, 2019) Thirteen-year-old Chloe Paddack believed her parents when they told her she that would never own a horse. That is, until Chloe started competing and winning equestrian competitions called “eventing,” which is a riding triathlon of sorts. Two months ago, they surprised Chloe by buying Rosie, the horse they… Read more »

Bark for Life at Windmill Creek this Sunday

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2019) Animal lovers and their pets can help raise money for cancer research during the third annual Bark for Life, this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery, located at 11206 Worcester Highway in Berlin. Bark for Life is co-organized by Stephen Decatur High School’s… Read more »

Bunk Mann publishes second book about OC

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By Josh Kim, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) The western wall of Hunter “Bunk” Mann’s living room is covered from ceiling to floor with history books. “I put them up when journalists come over,” Mann joked. Despite a long, fulfilling career in the insurance industry, Mann said his dream — if he could go back in… Read more »

‘Fall Just Walk Berlin’ to get people moving this Saturday

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Fitness event to take place at Stephen Decatur Park By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Area residents can take a stroll this Saturday morning during the eighth annual “Fall Just Walk Berlin” at Stephen Decatur Park. Registration for the walk is free, and will open at 8:30 a.m. The walk is expected to begin… Read more »

Beach Memories welcomed on Main Street

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Beach Memories owner Michele Krempa embarked on a new journey Friday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at her Main Street jewelry store. “The best part of my job is when people come in and they smile,” Krempa said. While the grand opening was this past Friday at the… Read more »

Fall Just Walk Berlin to get people moving next Saturday

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Exercise enthusiasts and novices can get up and moving next Saturday at the “Fall Just Walk Berlin” at Stephen Decatur Park in Berlin. Registration for the eighth annual walk is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk itself will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. starting at the… Read more »