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Berlin Farmers Market to open for season on Sunday

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Social distancing rules will apply for patrons, vendors per state’s guidelines (April 30, 2020) The third annual Berlin Farmers Market might be unconventional this year, but it will still kick off its season this Sunday, when it opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmers market will take place… Read more »

Berlin may postpone July 4 fireworks for different event

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Officials discuss possibility of moving activities to date when town can celebrate (April 30, 2020) As more events are canceled throughout the county as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, Berlin officials are discussing what they might do about the town’s Fourth of July ceremony. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood said… Read more »

Ministry offering drive-through food pantry bi-weekly

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 30, 2020) Two churches in Berlin have joined to offer a drive-through food pantry to take place every other Wednesday, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers from Stevenson United Methodist Church (SUMC) and Buckingham Presbyterian Church are providing groceries… Read more »

Sirloin with eggs and potatoes for breakfast

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 So, what else needs to happen in this strange, new world of ours? How many more weeks, months or years must we lay in hiding before we can arise above the ashes? This episode has been taxing on all people; truly something that has not happened in our lifetime. … Read more »

Art organizations donate kits for students

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) The Art League of Ocean City and Worcester County Arts Council are helping Worcester County public school students by donating art kits to help with their projects. Although the center on 94th Street is closed, the Art League donated 350 kits filled with pencils,  paper, crayons and… Read more »

Md. Coastal Bays Program virtual education

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) Just about every corner of Worcester County has been affected in some way by the spread of covid-19, and the nonprofit Maryland Coastal Bays Program is no exception. The program, which exists to protect the waters and surrounding watershed of the county’s coastal bays, can’t do a… Read more »

Hogan shows what leaders are made of

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Democrat or Republican, you have to hand it to Gov. Larry Hogan for the way he has handled the coronavirus outbreak in this state. An almost accidental governor after winning his first term over weak Democratic competition, Hogan, a Republican, has demonstrated leadership qualities that many voters hoped for, but were unaware of at the… Read more »

Berlin’s first virtual meeting gets job done

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Improvements will be made as livestreaming continues (April 23, 2020) Berlin Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood is pleased with the results of the first virtual meeting of the mayor and Town Council on April 13, and hopes to make some minor changes before the next meeting on Monday, April 27. The… Read more »

Closures continue, schools teaching online

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Educators offering courses virtually, attendance rate of 96 percent for Worcester (April 23, 2020) Worcester County public school students will have to work online a little longer, following the announcement last Friday by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon that school closures would be extended to Friday, May 15…. Read more »

Wells helps Berlin businesses apply for grants amid covid

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) Even though her office is closed to the public, Economic & Community Development Director Ivy Wells has been working with Berlin businesses to help obtain grants and other assistance to stay afloat during the economic havoc created by the covid-19 pandemic. “Initially, when the whole thing started,… Read more »