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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 »

Twisters receives site plan approval from Commission

BERLIN—The town Planning Commission, during its Oct. 9 meeting approved the final site plan for property located on Old Ocean City Boulevard that had been submitted by the owner of Twisters Gymnastics Academy, Planning Director David Engelhart said in an Oct. 15 interview. The site plan, submitted by owner Carmella Solito included cosmetic changes and… Read more »

Expect delays due to construction on King Richard Road

 OCEAN PINES–Worcester County Public Works officials advise the public to expect traffic delays on King Richard Road in Ocean Pines now through late November, as construction crews make the following repairs: Replacing water service lines over the next three weeks, to eliminate leaks that have caused excessive maintenance in other areas of the Ocean Pines… Read more »

Council agrees to support affordable housing project

BERLIN—The Mayor and Town Council voted to approve requests for a reduction of certain municipal fees for an affordable housing project near Flower Street, resolutions to amend provisions of the town charter regarding the timing and procedures for town elections, and extend a contract for engineering services for the spray irrigation system at Five Mile… Read more »

Octoberfest in Berlin Saturday

BERLIN—for the second year, the Berlin Octoberfest will feature its own locally brewed craft beer during the annual event scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 7 p.m. The Berlin Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a beer garden with Burley Oak Brewery, which will draft a special “Octoberfest” craft beer for the… Read more »

Just Walk Berlin free event Nov. 9

SNOW HILL – Fall in to fitness this November and participate in the 2nd Annual Just Walk Berlin event to be held on Saturday, November 9 (rain date: November 16) at Stephen Decatur Park, Rt. 113 and Tripoli Street, Berlin. This free event is co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the town of… Read more »

Local farmers encouraged to comment on phosphorus rule

MARYLAND—Organizations that represent farmers on the Eastern Shore, are encouraging their members to comment, on an individual basis, on proposed regulations that could restrict the amount of manure that can be used on local  crops when implemented as expected at the end of the year. Farm organizations, which represent thousands of farm interests, commented on… Read more »

Berlin's annual Christmas parade scheduled Dec. 5

Berlin’s 43rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, December 5. The parade rain date is December 12. The parade officially kicks off numerous Christmas events scheduled for December in Berlin. This year’s parade theme is "A Magical Berlin Christmas". The parade is sponsored by the Berlin Main Street program, in cooperation with… Read more »

Pines will celebrate incoming board and local philanthropists

BERLIN—As the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce prepares to install its 2013/2014 board of directors it will also take the opportunity during its Oct. 18 banquet to recognize major philanthropic contributions of a local business, individual and non-profit organization. The event will have a gangsters and flappers theme and will be held from 6-9 p.m…. Read more »

Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling Collection Oct. 19

BERLIN–The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment, will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Showell Elementary School parking lot. Gather up old or unusable cans… Read more »