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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


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


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 »

Movie, laser show in Snow Hill park


(June 25, 2020) Worcester County Recreation and Parks is bringing a free, drive-in movie experience to Snow Hill, on Saturday, June 27, at 9 p.m. Families are invited to watch “Trolls” at the John Walter Smith Park. All movie goers will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and stay in their designated areas. Space… Read more »

Berlin parks reopen with guidance from CDC

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Stephen Decatur Park and Dr. William Henry Park reopened to the public at noon last Friday, following the May 7 opening of Heron Park. In addition, public restrooms in Henry Park and on William Street next to Town Hall also reopened. Portable toilets have been placed in Stephen… Read more »

Berlin celebrates National Pollinator Week June 22-28

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Berlin will observe National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, Mayor Gee Williams proclaimed at the June 8 meeting of the mayor and Town Council. The declaration reflects the town’s effort, begun in May 2018, to create sustainable habitats to preserve pollinators as a Bee City USA affiliate…. Read more »