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Pines Chamber of Commerce marks nationwide event

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 10, 2020) The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is hoping to highlight the services it provides for community members and businesses during National Chamber of Commerce Week. President/CEO Kerrie Bunting said the nationwide celebration this week serves as an outreach effort for chamber of commerce membership groups across the U.S. “Right… Read more »

OP Fluid Golf helps with injuries

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By Greg Ellison New aquatics offering uses water therapy for practice prior to returning to greens (Sept. 10, 2020) Ocean Pines Aquatics new “Fluid Golf class” is a water-based personal training program that helps golfers recover from injuries or recent surgeries. Ocean Pines Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said the concept came… Read more »

Historic District Commission OKs Harvest Guitar Shop sign

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) The Berlin Historic District Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve the proposed sign for Harvest Guitar Shop, a new business located at 16 S. Main Street #E. The sign is a composite material identical to the sandwich board sign currently on the sidewalk out front of the… Read more »

Filing deadline passes, Berlin election set

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Five candidates on ballot for mayor, with contests for council dist. 3 and at-large By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) The ballot is set for the Berlin municipal election on Oct. 6, with the passing of the candidate filing deadline last Friday at 5 p.m. The race for mayor has five candidates: Jennifer… Read more »

Berlin BZA OKs variance for deck and stairs

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) The Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday approved a variance request that will allow a deck to be added to a home on 203 Broad Street. Jill Gray, the owner of the property asked for a variance from the required rear yard setback of 35 feet… Read more »

Fundraiser to benefit family afflicted by Bulbar Onset ALS

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin will hold a fundraiser on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to support Denny Mogan and his family, following his terminal Lou Gehrig’s disease diagnosis. Mogan, 40, was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the most aggressive form of the nervous… Read more »

Fire leaves seven people homeless

Unattended barbecue grill identified as cause of blaze that leveled family’s home By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville and Willards responded to a fire on Monday at 3:45 p.m. at 8336 Circle Road in Berlin that left seven people homeless. The single-story home was owned by Burley Collins…. Read more »

Berlin Police chief instructs residents to secure all items

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) Berlin residents have complained that bicycles, wagons, skateboards and surfboards have been stolen from Burley and Bay Streets recently. “With bicycles, sometimes people take them because they see them in the yard, and it’s a convenience for them to get wherever they want. Then, they just ditch… Read more »

Motherhood Walk to benefit center


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) The Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health is hosting a fundraiser, “Motherhood Walk,” in Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street in Berlin on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Grace Center on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin provides services such as prenatal and postpartum… Read more »

Berlin meetings will be open to public at 50 percent capacity

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(Sept. 10, 2020) The Town of Berlin announced last Friday that limited public attendance will be permitted at mayor and council, board and commission meetings beginning on Sept. 14. The announcement comes after Gov. Larry Hogan’s most recent executive orders regarding the covid-19 pandemic that state that up to 50 percent capacity is allowed for… Read more »