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Assateague’s turn to compete as best island in country

ASSATEAGUE– Berlin might be America’s coolest small town, but is another area locale the Best U.S. Island? Assateague Island was recently nominated by USA Today editors as one of 20 islands up for consideration as the “10 Best.” “Assateague Island is where lucky visitors find themselves sharing 37 miles of pristine beaches: not with other… Read more »

Berlin hosts cruisers auto show, ‘Punk Rock Prom’

BERLIN– “Cool” Berlin showed off its impressive range during a pair of events held on Saturday, May 17. The town hosted the annual Spring Cruisers car show during the day, followed by a ‘Punk Rock Prom’ benefit Saturday evening. Between 130 and 150 cars participated in Cruisers, from a 1940 Ford Belair to a 1976… Read more »

Berlin seeks citizens’ support for storm water project

BERLIN–For the second time, the Town of Berlin plans to seek grant funding for the Hudson Branch Storm water Project through the Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant program. Berlin applied for these funds in 2013, but was not successful. The Hudson Branch Storm water Project includes improvements to culverts and… Read more »

Waystead Inn: where guests can design their own menus

BERLIN– Waystead Inn chef Mark Kauffman is inviting guests to participate in a “food fantasy camp.” Kauffman recently began offering dinners at the historic inn based on menus designed by customers. “We used to do Wednesday dinners and we’d advertise in the paper a week in advance,” he said. “In the old model people could… Read more »

State proclaims Snow Hill’s wastewater plant year’s best

SNOW HILL–Maryland Rural Water Association and the state have named the Snow Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant: Wastewater System of the Year. The plant now has a capacity of 0.5 million gallons per day, and is considered to be among the 66 “major” treatment plants in the state, as identified by the Maryland Department of the… Read more »

OP Yacht Club expected to open doors Friday to public

OCEAN PINES–Entertainment is booked for this weekend at the new Ocean Pines Yacht, so its doors are expected to open Friday for the first time to the general public. “We are about to open the doors to a facility the entire community can be proud to show off not only today but for many years… Read more »

OP public Library to offer gardening clinic on Tuesdays

OCEAN PINES–Starting the first Tuesday in May and running through the last Tuesday in September, the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service is offering, “Ask a Master Gardener,” at the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines.   The clinic is free and will be held every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Master gardeners… Read more »

Raffle winners love house, but not so much its costs

 OCEAN PINES–Lanny and Kay Hickman, winners of last year’s house raffle by the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, don’t want to seem ungrateful, but there have been a few problems with their prize. “I love the house,” Kay Hickman said last week. “But we’ve had to do a number of things.” The Hickmans held the… Read more »

Democratic candidates discuss issues at community forum

BERLIN – Democratic candidates for Maryland House of Delegates and Attorney General participated in a forum at the Germantown School on Wednesday, May 14. The two-hour forum was hosted by the Democratic Central Committee Worcester County. District 38C candidates Judy Davis and Mike Hindi and District 38A candidate Percy Purnell were on hand. Attorney General… Read more »

Enjoy, but remember

We look to welcoming our seasonal visitors back to the Berlin, Ocean Pines, West Ocean City, Ocean City and the Worcester County region. While you were away, we celebrated, as Berlin became America’s “coolest small town.” But we also grieved as two brothers were struck along Rte. 113 in Berlin, killing one and seriously injuring… Read more »