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Berlin Lions prepare for ‘Whole Hog Sausage Sale’ on Feb.1

BERLIN—The Berlin Lions Club is gearing up for its annual “Whole Hog Sausage Sale” on Feb. 1, which will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until everything is sold (usually by noon), according to the “King Lion,” Club President Ray McCabe. He said as many as 250 hogs will be processed and sold as… Read more »

Berlin Little League breaks ground on its new facilities

BERLIN–Berlin Little League has announced the ground breaking of its new concession stand and bathroom facility. Construction was set to begin Jan. 14, with the hope to have the building up and running by opening day, scheduled for Saturday, April 12. The project has been funded through community support and a private grant awarded to… Read more »

Winter heating safety tips suggested by fire marshal

MARYLAND–We depend on multiple types of heating sources to stay warm inside our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is providing Marylanders life- and home-saving heating safety tips.   “Heating our homes during these winter weather events presents a potential danger for home fires in Maryland,” he said. “Please follow these guidelines, as we… Read more »

Hospital CEO offers reasons why AGH seeks exemption

BERLIN—During a Jan. 17 interview, Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital seemed to want to make it clear that a declaratory judgment complaint to seek an exemption from the Town of Berlin’s new stormwater management fee and a letter to inform members of the local business community of the hospital’s reason for… Read more »

Valentine’s Day cards for veterans

WORCESTER COUNTY–For the 14th year, Valentine’s Day cards will be sent to four veteran rehab medical centers to thank the servicemen and women for their sacrifices and to let them know they are loved, appreciated and not forgotten.   Area schools, clubs, businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to participate. Purchased cards (no youth cards)… Read more »

Stachurski to leave OPA Board of Directors post

OCEAN PINES—After Dan Stachurski decided to give up his post on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors to pursue his life-long dream of sailing the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and points south, the board, on Jan. 16, voted in a special closed meeting to appoint G. Jeffrey Knepper to fill the vacancy. According… Read more »

Former OPA director offers tales of voyage as he sets sail

OCEAN PINES–Former Ocean Pines Association Director Dan Stachurski provided a brief travel log of what would qualify as a bucket list item he is in the process of checking off this year: On Dec. 6, I departed from Crisfield, Maryland’s Somers Cove Marina to cross the Chesapeake Bay and overnight in Deltaville, Va.  Bad weather… Read more »

Canned items are needed to benefit Md. Food Bank

WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County Volunteer Services and Liquor Control are hosting a canned food drive for the Maryland Food Bank, Jan. 27 through Feb. 7. All county employees and the public are invited to participate. Canned food items can be deposited in specially-marked Maryland Food Bank barrels at these participating locations: •Worcester County Jail in Snow… Read more »

Realtors warn of zone changes

EASTERN SHORE–We have all heard stories, watched it on the news or maybe even experienced it first-hand – Mother Nature at her best, dishing out torrential down pours causing devastating flooding to homes, businesses, churches and schools.   These stories prompt homeowners and potential homeowners to ask specific questions regarding floodplains and flood insurance to… Read more »

Small town, but way too cool

BERLIN—The Town of Berlin is leading the pack of 15 finalist vying for bragging rights as “America’s Coolest Small Town” for 2014, in the contest sponsored, but the competition is heating up the fluctuating vote count shows. In just 24 hours, from Jan 20 to Jan. 21, Berlin’s percentage of the overall vote dropped… Read more »