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Makers Market to open during Berlin’s 2nd Friday


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 9, 2019) More than 100 people are expected to attend the launch of the 2019 season of Makers Market in downtown Berlin. Heather Layton, president of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment District, said the monthly event, held in conjunction with second Friday, will run from May to October. “We want… Read more »

SDHS works to improve teaching practices


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Stephen Decatur High School teachers have changed their teaching practices over the nearly two years they have been working with Learning Sciences International. Tom Sites, principal at Stephen Decatur High School, said the school has used the consulting firm since May 2017. Sites discussed the school’s developments… Read more »

Buckingham teacher to hold fundraiser in OC


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 3, 2019) After all the support she received while battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, April Eichelberger wanted to give back. She will co-host a fundraiser this Friday at Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon on 28th Street in Ocean City, beginning at 8 p.m. Eichelberger was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in April… Read more »

Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews festival in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Downtown Berlin is expected get jazzed up with wine, beer and live music this weekend at the 13th annual Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews Festival. Presented by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday on… Read more »

2019 Berlin Farmers Market to commence season, Sunday


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Residents and visitors can get fresh produce and baked goods this summer at the Berlin Farmers Market, which will begin its second season Sunday morning. The market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Pitts Street in the Calvin B. Taylor Bank lot behind J&M… Read more »

Community welcome for Starr Restaurant


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) River Run, the community on Beauchamp Road next to Ocean Pines, is giving its restaurant a new name and menu makeover. Starr Restaurant at River Run, previously known as The Players Club because of its location near the greens, has been serving the community for nearly 15… Read more »

Worcester Tech overjoyed by SkillsUSA wins, achievements

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Worcester Technical High School students affiliated with Skills USA have a lot to celebrate. Members took home awards from a state-level competition and a national level Chapter of Excellence. “It was just a wonderful feeling for everyone involved,” said Principal Tom Zimmer. Skills USA works with “students,… Read more »

Equestrians celebrate wins


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 3, 2019) Olivia Brown, 16, and Lilly Paquette, 13, performed well during the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Nationals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last weekend. Brown, a sophomore at Stephen Decatur High School, took home the reserve champion title in the Varsity Open… Read more »

Therapy dog Gordon brings smiles to students

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 3, 2019) Gordon, a 10-year-old Italian greyhound, is running in a different direction these days. As a therapy dog in county schools, Gordon’s job is to be a calming influence on everyone around him. “Gordon has become part of the staff. The teachers love him,” said Gordon’s owner, Jill… Read more »

‘Ward World’ returns to resort for 49th year


By Josh Davis, News Editor (April 25, 2019) The 49th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival returns to the resort this weekend, April 26-28, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City. The event began at the Ward Museum in Salisbury and later outgrew that venue, necessitating… Read more »