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Annual Fiddler’s Convention canceled due to coronavirus

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 6, 2020) The 28th annual Fiddlers Convention scheduled for Sept. 25-27 in downtown Berlin has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to a post on the Berlin Maryland Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. “This event has been a favorite of visitors and locals for almost 3… Read more »

Chamber Music by the Sea hosts Zoom shows

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Fifth annual festival lineup includes virtual concerts by classical instrumentalists By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 6, 2020) The fifth annual Chamber Music by the Sea series will return Aug. 18-22 virtually via Zoom. Chamber Music by the Sea, which was established by Elena Urioste in 2016, is the first classical music festival in Berlin… Read more »

Wor. homeowners can receive funds for critical repairs

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 30, 2020) Worcester County homeowners in need of exterior home repairs can apply for the Critical Repairs Program through Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County by July 31. According to its website, the nonprofit is accepting inquiries for critical repairs for homeowner-occupied homes only. Examples of critical home repairs… Read more »

Berlin schedules Peach Day for one day only, Aug. 1

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 30, 2020) The 12th annual Peach Festival in downtown Berlin has been shortened to a one-day celebration because of coronavirus concerns. The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum on North Main Street in Berlin will hold a Peach Day on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum… Read more »

Programs respond to food insecurity in Wor.

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 30, 2020) As a result of the covid-19 crisis, unemployment and food insecurity rates have risen in Worcester County, just as they have across the country. In response, meal programs and food drives throughout Worcester County continue to provide nutritional resources for residents. From March 17 through June 19,… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market continues

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 30, 2020) The Berlin Farmers Market is expanding its schedule to meet demand, and will now run until Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is not the first year that the farmers market has been extended because of its popularity, said Economic & Community Development… Read more »

Worcester County hosts Just Walk

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 23, 2020) The Worcester County Health Department is inviting  people to participate in the “Move Your Way Just Walk” scavenger hunt for Worcester health tip messages on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Worcester County Health Department Public Affairs Officer Travis Brown said there will be 25 general… Read more »

Berlin audio tour features old script

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The audio walking tour of Berlin unveiled last month has its own background story, considering that it was almost lost to history itself. “The Globe had a cassette tape audio walking tour that I found in a file folder when I was going through some of the… Read more »

Berlin informs residents about pollination

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) Berlin might have observed National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, but the buzz in town was toned down somewhat by the distancing requirements necessitated by the efforts to curtail the spread of covid-19. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the town did everything it could safely do… Read more »

Ghost tours offer history of Eastern Shore

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The Chesapeake Ghosts Tours has resumed its tours in Ocean City and Berlin for the seventh year. “I started the tours because I wrote a book about the haunted Eastern Shore, and I did a Facebook page for it. It was just very, very popular,” said Mindie… Read more »