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Results in for Pines communitywide survey

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The raw data obtained from an Ocean Pines membership survey of more than 1,700 homeowners late last summer was released by the Ocean Pines Association on Nov. 9 According to a press release, all property owners were invited to take the survey, which focused on community priorities and… Read more »

Committee endorses YMCA study

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The Berlin Falls Park Committee last Thursday decided it’s probably worth $20,000 to find out how realistic would it be to put a YMCA on the 60-acre former industrial site. Committee members voted unanimously to recommend a feasibility study estimated to cost about that much. “We know for… Read more »

Berlin gets check to pay for police body cameras

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) Local Government Insurance Trust Executive Director Tim Ailsworth last Tuesday presented a check for $5,000 to the Town of Berlin for police body cameras and praised town officials for implementing their use. He said the trust insures 147 of the 157 municipalities in Maryland, and that the its… Read more »

Christmas season kicks off Friday in downtown Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells remembers her first Christmas in the town four years ago, when she had just moved from Sykesville to take over the position formerly held by Michael Day. Her first impression was “that Berlin loves Christmas,” she said. “The entire community… Read more »

Scouts help retire American flags

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) The Boy Scouts of Troop 261 and Cub Scouts of Pack 261 retired more than 1,500 flags in a retirement ceremony held at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines last Saturday. Members of Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack #261 from Ocean City placed worn… Read more »

Shore Gives More campaign returns for Giving Tuesday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) Nearly 100 nonprofits and charities on the Lower Shore will participate in the fourth annual Shore Gives More event, a 24-hour online donation campaign starting on Nov. 27. The campaign is hosted locally by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and assists nonprofits serving Somerset, Wicomico and… Read more »

Public hearing on group homes set for next Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The definition of a “group home” and regulations regarding its location were introduced during a Berlin Town Council meeting last Tuesday. A first reading for both ordinances was the first part of a two-step process, culminating in a public hearing scheduled for Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at… Read more »

Artists Giving Back event on Flower St. seeking donations

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 15, 2018) A local nonprofit group is looking for some last-minute help with the annual “Artists Giving Back” event that has provided hundreds of hot meals for local people in need. The event is hosted on Giving Tuesday each year by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee. This year, that… Read more »

Worcester Youth honors ‘outstanding’ citizens

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 15, 2018) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services honored seven local people who made outstanding contributions to the community during the Berlin-based organization’s open house last Friday. Recognized were “Outstanding Supporter” Judge Peggy Kent and “Outstanding Contributors” Pat Oltman, Helen Wiley, Carol Rose and Suzanne Parks, and Mary Yenney and… Read more »