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Classical Christmas concert and dinner scheduled Dec. 2

BERLIN–The Berlin Heritage Foundation’s final fundraising event of the year will take place on Monday, Dec. 2. The annual Classical Christmas Concert and Dinner includes a gourmet dinner at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin and a candlelight concert at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum.  A trio lead by Salisbury Symphony’s first violin, Sachi Murasugi,… Read more »

Officials want to annex about 129 acres across Seahawk Rd.

BERLIN–Follow the rules, the county is telling Berlin. Berlin officials want to annex approximately 129 acres across Seahawk Road from Stephen Decatur High School and Stephen Decatur Middle School into the town because a developer wants to have commercial uses and residences on the property.   On June 28, the developer acquired two parcels totaling… Read more »

County offices closed for holiday

WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County Government offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center , will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 30. The Worcester County Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill Home Owner Convenience… Read more »

A greater commitment to serve the nation and Berlin

Army Sgt. Major Merle Bragg, Jr. has been cruising around some of the newer Berlin streets and venues. That’s because as Berlin Police Officer Bragg, the roads, terrain and scenery are dramatically different from the experiences he had riding through the roads and towns of places of battle-ridden areas such as Kandahar, Afghanistan. Since the… Read more »

Stephen Decatur Park mural contest deadline Dec. 2

BERLIN– Area students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the Stephen Decatur Park Mural Contest, presented by the Berlin Parks Commission, to replace the existing mural located behind the tennis courts. The deadline for the contest is Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Once entries have been narrowed down, a group… Read more »

Ocean Pines hosts Tree Lighting Celebration

OCEAN PINES–Ocean Pines is hosting its third annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30.  The celebration will be held in White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines starting at 6:30 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to come and enjoy a walk through the park after the sun goes down to watch… Read more »

Berlin residents galvanize resolve on traffic safety

BERLIN—A determined and resolute gathering of family, friends, neighbors and government officials converged at the Multipurpose Building on Flower Street Nov. 19 to plan strategy to address long-standing pedestrian safety issues that have plagued town intersections along Route 113 for years. The community meeting was prompted by an accident on Nov. 8 when Tymeir Dennis,… Read more »

OPA board expected to approve Yacht Club kitchen funding

OCEAN PINES—Representatives from Harkins Construction Inc., AWB Engineering, and Savoy/Brown Consultants, say the proposed increased kitchen-related costs for the new Yacht Club, from $234,300 to $690,030, were prompted after conversations with Worcester County Environmental Health Director Edward Potetz  made it clear the existing equipment would likely not pass inspection. Pressed for a “drop dead” completion… Read more »

Share food and fellowship at church Thanksgiving dinner

BERLIN—Berlin First Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings free of charge for those looking for fellowship and a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day. “It’s a big undertaking, but we all love doing it,” said Sharon Parsons, officer manager at the church. Last year, the church provided 480 meals, “and… Read more »

Developers making plans and overtures for commercial sites

BERLIN—The new year could bring with it new commercial developments based on recent activity in the Berlin Planning Office. The second phase of a new office business building is slated for property on North Main Street and eastbound Route 50, according to Planning Director Dave Engelhart during a Nov. 12 Town Council meeting. The developer… Read more »