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Community partnerships painted Germantown mural

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Germantown was once “where we played, sang, we learned, we shared and we loved,” according to words written on a new mural installed at the Germantown School Community Heritage Center in Berlin. The mural is the product of more than a year of work and planning, and a… Read more »

Goose group leader lashes out at directors

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) The June euthanizing of several hundred Canada geese in Ocean Pines continues to be a contentious issue, with several board members weighing in this week ahead of a planned citizen group meeting, and the host going on a tirade that specifically targeted Association Vice President Steve Tuttle. On… Read more »

Local police popular as ‘academy’ teachers

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) The Citizen Police Academy in Ocean City is going strong after more than two decades, with signup generally doubling the amount of available space. The annual 10-week course, which this year started Sept. 11, is held in partnership with the Ocean Pines Police department, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Three Berlin incumbents reelected

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2019) With no write-in candidates filing before the deadline on Tuesday, all three Berlin Town Council incumbents were officially reelected and the election was canceled. Town code allows for the cancelation of elections for mayor or councilmembers “in the event that only one individual files for candidacy” for that… Read more »

Guest bartender fundraiser will include board members

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors will have a chance to meet the public and pour drinks at the community yacht club during a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital planned for Friday, Nov. 2. Event organizer Gary Miller said during a clubs advisory committee meeting last… Read more »

Public hearing on Gerardi development set for Oct. 9

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Plans to develop two parcels of land at the corner of U.S. Route 50 and Old Ocean City Boulevard will next move to the Berlin Town Council for an Oct. 9 public hearing, according to Berlin Planning Director Dave Engelhart. The Berlin Planning Commission last month voted 5-1… Read more »

County waives thousands in Jeep Golf fines

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners last week agreed to waive thousands of dollars in fines charged to the Deer Run Offroad Jeep Golf in Berlin and a representative from the course said work was being done to reopen later this year. The former Deer Run golf course was closed… Read more »

New appointees to Berlin boards

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams is almost finished with this year’s installation of members to the town’s boards and commission, with the swearing in Monday of two more appointees. Robert Palladino, a new appointment to the board of appeals, and Preston Whaley, new to the board of supervisors of… Read more »

Pines Yacht Club between chefs; others will fill in

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) The Ocean Pines Yacht Club is between chefs, as former Executive Chef Joel Blice apparently served his last dish in that capacity earlier this month. “We mutually parted ways on good terms,” Thomas Steele, yacht club assistant general manager, said last Thursday. “He was here to help us… Read more »

Paint Berlin and Fiddler’s draw big crowds downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 27, 2018) After several weekends of rainy and otherwise lackluster weather, the skies were mostly clear during a pair of well-attended events in Berlin last weekend, the 26th annual Fiddler’s Convention and the ninth annual Paint Berlin contest. A crowd of thousands flocked downtown on Friday night for a… Read more »