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Bowen seeks justice for his younger brother with petition

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Following the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Tyheim Bowen was inspired to start a change.org petition to raise awareness about the Nov. 8, 2013 crash that killed his brother, Tymeir Dennis. “With everything that was going on in the world, I felt that maybe I could try… Read more »

KKK literature distributed in communities

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Residents of Ocean Pines, Berlin and West Ocean City found racially charged literature from the Klu Klux Klan on their property last Thursday, the Ocean Pines Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week. Ocean Pines Police Chief Dave Massey said the literature was a… Read more »

Summer schools limited to ‘at-risk’ students this year

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education has modified its summer educational opportunities so learning can continue after an unusual end to the school year. The county’s summer school program will begin on July 13 and will run for five weeks. “This summer, we’re going to focus really… Read more »

Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse grand opening

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(June 25, 2020) Ocean Pines officials formally opened the new golf clubhouse last Wednesday morning with a grand opening ceremony. The celebration came a little more than a year after the Ocean Pines Board of Directors approved the project at a guaranteed maximum cost of $1.6 million. After agreeing to build a new clubhouse, the… Read more »

Movie, laser show in Snow Hill park

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(June 25, 2020) Worcester County Recreation and Parks is bringing a free, drive-in movie experience to Snow Hill, on Saturday, June 27, at 9 p.m. Families are invited to watch “Trolls” at the John Walter Smith Park. All movie goers will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and stay in their designated areas. Space… Read more »

Worcester County first in state, new KRA data shows

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 25, 2020) Early Childhood Education Specialist Todd Hall and Coordinator of Instruction for Special Education Windy Phillips gave a presentation on state and local Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) to the Worcester County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 16. “I am very happy to announce that… Read more »

Museum gets grant for roof repair

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin received a $45,000 grant through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program for a construction project. “The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum had a competitive project proposal for urgent work to replace its wood shingle roof that has reached the… Read more »

Pop’s Kitchen to open on Gay Street

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Quick-service restaurant to offer pizza, salads and subs for outdoor dining, carryout (June 25, 2020) Robert and Kelli Beck received permission from the Berlin Town Council Monday night to place four picnic tables and a small bike rack on the front patio area of their Pop’s Kitchen restaurant on 15… Read more »

Berlin children’s clothing, toy store advocates change

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Heart of Gold Kids, 27 N. Main Street in Berlin, has donated 10 percent of  its online sales from June 13 to June 20 to The Conscious Kid to support its anti-racist children’s books education fund. “I’ve been looking for an organization to give back to during… Read more »

Berlin opens indoor dining, but outdoor service favored

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Berlin restaurateurs were excited to reopen indoor dining at 50 percent capacity, but some have experienced challenges with the new modifications over the last week and half. DiFebo’s on North Main Street reopened for indoor dining on June 12 at 5 p.m. with an operating staff nearly… Read more »