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Wayfinding your way around Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) New “wayfinding” signs are going up around downtown Berlin and several more are on the way, according to Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells. As of Tuesday morning, one two-sided sign had been placed at the corner of Main and Pitts streets, and signs had also been… Read more »

WYFCS looks for new youth program coordinator

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services’ Youth Program Coordinator Austin Piccarreta announced during a Berlin Parks Commission meeting last week she is leaving her position. Piccarreta, a New Jersey native, was hired last year and quickly became known for her energy and enthusiasm. She has accepted a position… Read more »

John Bailey, one year in as Ocean Pines GM

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey earlier this month celebrated the one-year anniversary of his hire. His first official day was Sept. 11, 2017. At the time, Bailey was the third Ocean Pines general manager in two years, following Brett Hill, interim general manager from Aug. 26, 2016… Read more »

Sunfest set to start Thursday in Ocean City

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 20, 2018) The 44th annual Sunfest celebration begins today, Thursday, and continues until Sunday, Sept. 23, in Ocean City. The festival, which marks the end of the summer season, will take place in the inlet parking lot under large tents featuring more than 300 arts, crafts and food vendors as… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors discussed the following items during a Sept. 8 regular meeting: Agenda swamp Director Frank Daly asked to change a discussion item, on “Improving Management and Board Accountability,” to an agenda topic. Daly said a number of association facilities had deteriorated or… Read more »

Jeep Golf runs off course, as county posts stop work order

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) Deer Run Offroad Jeep Golf on Logtown Road in Berlin remains closed following complaints from neighbors and apparent violations of a county agreement. A stop work order from Worcester County Environmental Programs hung on the front entrance as of late last week. The former Deer Run golf course… Read more »

OPA portion of lawsuit dismissed

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 21, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association was dismissed from a lawsuit that still involves a former director and interim general manager and a current board member, a representative from the Worcester County Clerk of Court’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Brett Hill, the plaintiff, is alleging his application to run for… Read more »

Take a Boxcar home with this tomato salad

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Just when I thought that my life couldn’t get any more colorful and adventuresome, I made the potentially poor decision to open my own restaurant. Good lord, I’m 50 years old. What in the world was I thinking? Oh well, god hates a coward. It has been an absolute… Read more »

Poudel will feature photos and online store at Zenna

By Paige Mallory Passman, Staff Writer (Sept. 13, 2018) Ocean City resident Bishal Poudel, a photographer and business owner, is passionate about bringing items from his home country of Nepal and seeing the positive effects they have on the Eastern Shore. Poudel’s online shop, Himalaya Mantra, is committed to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged artisans. The… Read more »