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Berlin Artists Studio Tour returns, Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Ten art studios will welcome the public during the 3rd Annual Berlin Artists Studio Tour from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, the event will feature artists in the arts and entertainment district. “They don’t necessarily have a storefront and they’re (the artists)… Read more »

SDMS experiences virtual reality with grant

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2018) Imagine yourself on a roller coaster. The speed picks up as the car races along the tracks surrounded by lush vegetation. But, this is not a traditional roller coaster. Looking around 360 degrees, it’s in another time. The car’s pace continues to quicken, and soon you’re greeted by… Read more »

Girl Scouts efforts again benefit local cancer care center

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Local Girl Scouts from Troop 736 continued their charitable efforts last week, as they presented cancer care items to the staff at the new John H. “Jack” Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center in Berlin. In September, Troop 736 presented 100 cancer care kits to staff at the… Read more »

Carving to be installed at Veterans Memorial

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) A recently-completed wooden carving of a battlefield cross, consisting of a rifle, helmet and combat boots, will find a new home at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial on Racetrack Road in Ocean Pines, this May. Marine Corps veteran Anthony Marquez has dedicated his life to commemorating gold star… Read more »

Kurtz family honors son with Kindness Award

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) The Kurtz family, who tragically lost their son a year ago, created the inaugural Matt Kurtz Kindness Award to honor individuals who help spread a positive life outlook. Matt Kurtz (1985-2017) was a Worcester County resident who was known for constant acts of kindness, according to his mother,… Read more »

Berlin and OC churches to host Thanksgiving dinners

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) Area residents and guests can skip the tedious process of making Thanksgiving dinner and instead, enjoy a full holiday meal prepared by one of two local churches next Thursday. For the 40th year, the Ocean City Baptist Church will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner at the North Division… Read more »

Events to help get active after Thanksgiving

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) There’s still time to sign up for the second annual ThanksKitten Trot and inaugural Trash Trot, offering healthy ways to get active after Thanksgiving dinner indulgences. The “ThanksKitten Run” will take place at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond Trail Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 9 a.m…. Read more »

Scouts help retire American flags

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) The Boy Scouts of Troop 261 and Cub Scouts of Pack 261 retired more than 1,500 flags in a retirement ceremony held at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines last Saturday. Members of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack #261 from Ocean City placed worn… Read more »

Shore Gives More campaign returns for Giving Tuesday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) Nearly 100 nonprofits and charities on the Lower Shore will participate in the fourth annual Shore Gives More event, a 24-hour online donation campaign starting on Nov. 27. The campaign is hosted locally by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and assists nonprofits serving Somerset, Wicomico and… Read more »

Taylorville Church reopens after renovation

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 15, 2018) Taylorville United Methodist Church in Berlin recently reopened after closing several months for repairs. The 170-year-old church was in dire need of a new foundation, and all Sunday prayers had been relocated to the communal hall right next to the church while it underwent construction. “Today, we have… Read more »