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Art Hansen Fishing Contest returns

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Ocean Pines Anglers Club will host the 22nd annual Art Hansen Memorial Youth Fishing Contest at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond near the Sports Core Pool, on Saturday, July 21. Participants will compete in three age categories: 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16. There is no cost… Read more »

Berlin All Stars continue in playoffs

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Berlin Little League All Stars continue their winning streak, with three teams taking home district championships. One of them has already captured a state title, while two others are chasing Maryland championships. 11-12 League The 11-12 team won the district title on Friday, July 13, in Fruitland,… Read more »

Berlin All-Star team wins state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 13, 2018) The Berlin Little League All-Star season continues as one team has already won a state championship and the other eyes a district title. Junior League Softball The Junior League squad captured the state championship title on Monday, July 9, in Waldorf, defeating Elkton, 9-3. “This is the first… Read more »

Downtown getting new bookstore

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) The former home of Bungalow Love and current home to downtown Berlin shop Snapdragon will soon become The Greyhound Indie Bookstore, a place that promises to champion local authors. Susan Ayres Wimbrow, a Berlin native who will own and operate the space, said owning a bookstore has been… Read more »

Heather Layton returns to downtown Berlin for art stroll

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Heather Layton, former owner of Bungalow Love and current chairwoman of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, will be the featured artist at Baked Dessert Café during the July 2nd Friday art stroll this week. Her work will include several handmade seashell mirrors, as well as driftwood and… Read more »

Bathtub Races getting international spotlight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Berlin’s annual Bathtub Races went international this year as the subject of a two-minute TV spot on Voice of America. The network, begun in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda, is a U.S. government-funded international broadcast service sent out in more than 40 different languages and with an estimated… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last Saturday discussed the following items during a public meeting at the community center: Agenda additions The directors added several new items not on the published agenda. Colette Horn asked to add a motion “related to the 401K plan” and discussion… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Construction update Water Resources and Public Works Director Jane Kreiter said mill and overlay work would soon be done on William Street, Cedar Avenue and Maple Avenue. The roadwork is… Read more »