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Council authorizes letter to commissioners

BERLIN— The Berlin Town Council authorized Mayor Gee Williams to send a letter to the Worcester County Commissioners supporting a proposal by Rinnier Development to develop an agricultural lot across from Stephen Decatur High School and Stephen Decatur Middle School, during its Oct. 28 public meeting. Rinnier, a Salisbury-based commercial real estate company, acquired two… Read more »

Fall Feast of St. Martin Nov. 1 on church grounds in Berlin

BERLIN–The Fall Feast of St. Martin, a time to celebrate nature’s bounty at the end of the agrarian year, will be held on the grounds of historic St. Martin’s Church on Friday, Nov. 1. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and features local foods from land and sea, wines and spirits and live music. Jazz… Read more »

Marine Advisory Committee updates OPA board

OCEAN PINES— The Oct. 26 meeting of the Ocean Pines Association Board of directors opened with the return of the original contracts of sales of the 26 homes, farms and marshlands that ultimately became Ocean Pines. In all, the properties sold for roughly $4 million, Reese F. Cropper Jr., chairman of the board of directors… Read more »

Halloween events in Berlin and West OC

BERLIN– Halloween is here, bringing a host of trick-or-treating opportunities for children and their families. Here are some of the events going on in the area: Berlin: • The Berlin Branch of the Worcester County Public Library will host trick-or-treaters all day today, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children are encouraged… Read more »

Goal of mobile Fig Tree Studio programs is to make art accessible

BERLIN—Kate Russell and Erika Rittling Uebel are starting small in their goal to inspire artists to find their creative cores, as the trained artists prepare to open their own Fig Tree Studio by summer of next year. In the meantime, they have been serving as mobile art departments in the Lower Eastern Shore area. Uebel… Read more »

Actors wanted for upcoming Ocean Pines Players' show

OCEAN PINES–Have you ever dreamed of being an actor? Pretend being on stage? Ever wondered if you have " the right stuff" to perform? If so, we want you. The Ocean Pines Players, your community theater, welcomes rookie and experienced actors to audition for our spring production of "The Psychic," by acclaimed playwright and screen… Read more »

OPA board approves new Yacht Club façade materials

OCEAN PINES—It was a matter of stone. At least that was what the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors debated among other issues at its Oct. 26 board meeting. In the end, the OPA board passed a motion to approve alternative façade materials for its new yacht club. It also affirmed a $75,000 cost increase… Read more »

State reps connect with Pines businesses in joint meeting

OCEAN PINES—If there was a theme for the legislative town hall meeting sponsored by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 22, it would have focused on increasing economic development by making Maryland a more business-friendly state through the legislative process in 2014. Chamber members discussed issues with state Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38), and… Read more »

Berlin Lion’s Club to honor Quick as ‘Citizen of the Year’

 BERLIN—On Thursday, Oct. 24 the Berlin Lions Club will honor Jan Quick as Berlin’s Citizen of the Year for 2012 during the 48th Annual Berlin Award celebration. The über multi-tasker was nominated by her husband Jim Quick, who credited his wife with helping to start Berlin’s Commercial District Management Authority, a town-sponsored entity that was… Read more »

Pines market open year round

 OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Farmers Market will continue to operate year round. Although it was originally expected to close at the end of August and then at the end of October, it will remain open, said David Bean, who will be the new market manager. The change is being made because of the “growth and… Read more »