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‘Earthy theme’ for Friday art stroll in downtown Berlin

BERLIN– An “earthy” theme ties together several of the participating artists and vendors during this month’s art stroll. The 2nd Friday runs on May 9 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Berlin and features live entertainment and extended hours by area shops. Sharptown resident Doug Stephens will sign copies of his book “Summer Harvest: Portrait of… Read more »

Commission to host sixth annual car show Saturday

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Commission on Aging will host its sixth annual car show on Saturday, May 10. The show, which benefits senior programs, will be held at the Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center on 4767 Snow Hill Road. Lloyd Parks, chairman of the board of directors at the senior center, helped launch… Read more »

Maryland casinos generate $71.46 million April take

MARYLAND – The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced this week April revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos–Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. April’s combined statewide revenue totaled $71,457,589. Casino at… Read more »

Mayday Playday becoming one of Berlin’s biggest events

BERLIN– One of the town’s newest events is gearing up to be one of its biggest. Mayday Playday is being rebranded as the Ocean 98 Mayday Playday Music Festival and 5k. Formerly held on a Friday, the downtown Berlin event moves to Saturday, May 10, this year and features an expanded lineup of 14 bands… Read more »

Festival to be overflowing with 14 bands worth of live music

BERLIN– Saturday’s Ocean98 Mayday Playday Music Festival looks to be virtually overflowing with live music, with 14 different bands playing in an eight-hour time span. Boulder, Colo. singer/songwriter Rob Drabkin will make his first trip to the east coast, playing a solo acoustic set at 3 p.m. Ocean98 was the first radio station in the… Read more »

Registration open for County Arts Council campers

BERLIN–The Worcester County Arts Council is now accepting registrations for the annual Summer Arts Camp for children, held June 23-27, at Berlin Intermediate School. This camp is designed for students entering third through eighth grades in fall, 2014. Last year more than 120 children attended. The cost is $95 for the week-long camp which will… Read more »

Berlin Council puts focus on parks project, cleanup

BERLIN– A green theme permeated the town council meeting on Monday, April 28. The mayor and council members discussed an ambitious parks project, as well as the recent Cleanup Day in Berlin. Kate Patton, executive director of the Lower Shore Land Trust, called for council support of a grant application funding the Assateague Gateway Trail…. Read more »

Euthanasia not part of discussion to control geese

OCEAN PINES– Contrary to popular belief, euthanasia has not been discussed as a means to control the growing resident Canadian goose population. A flurry of letters to the editor and Facebook posts began pouring in following suggestions by the Environment and Natural Assets committee to eliminate the geese from the area near the South Gate… Read more »

US 113 crosswalk complete, signs placed to alert drivers

BERLIN–Town Administrator Laura Allen announced that the State Highway Administration has finished the crosswalk on US 113 at Bay Street, along with the enhanced sidewalks requested by the Berlin Pedestrian Safety Committee. Variable message boards have been placed on US 113 in both directions to alert drivers to the change. “SHA staff worked late Friday… Read more »

Easter celebrations planned around county this weekend

WORCESTER COUNTY–From Easter egg hunts to sunrise services, Berlin and the surrounding area will celebrate Easter with activities for the whole family this weekend. Here are a few of the celebrations taking place: BERLIN: -The Town of Berlin will ring in spring with it’s annual Spring Celebration, a family-friendly event complete with workshops, face painting,… Read more »