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Businesses can buy ‘Berlinopoly’ spots

BERLIN — Local businesses are encouraged to reserve a spot on Berlinopoly, a custom Berlin-themed Monopoly board to be sold in town this winter, before all sponsorship opportunities are claimed. Although the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is behind the board’s creation, its final design is dependent on the community. Nearly all parts of the game… Read more »

Buying local is good business

BERLIN — Thee Berlin businesses are banding together this month to promote the benefits of buying goods locally. The owners and operators of The Good Farm, Burley Oak Brewing Company and Baked Dessert Café created this Buy Local Challenge to encourage consumers to avoid traditional grocery stores and retailers in August and instead purchase goods… Read more »

Edwin ‘Ned’ McIntosh

OCEAN PINES — Edwin “Ned” McIntosh, 88, of The Parke at Ocean Pines and Berlin, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug.1, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; six children, Bethann McIntosh-King and her husband, Johnpaul, of Guerneville, Calif., Bob McIntosh and his wife,… Read more »

Wayne C. Hollingshead

OCEAN CITY — Wayne C. Hollingshead, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Born in Woodbury, N.J., he was the son of Ruth Olsen Smith of Berlin. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dianne Searl Hollingshead, and children, Michelle Lee Janyska and her husband, Chris, of Holly… Read more »

Richard Henry Sommers

BERLIN — Richard Henry Sommers, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Jacob Sommers and Ida Pollack Sommers. Mr. Sommers served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with distinction. He had worked as a postman… Read more »

OPA gives up fight with IRS about tax on parking income

OCEAN PINES — After years of appeal, the Ocean Pines Association will no longer continue to fight the decision of the United States Tax Court which found the homeowner’s association responsible for taxes related to beach parking income in tax year 2004. “The OPA has, in consultation with its independent auditors and legal counsel, determined… Read more »

Week-long Berlin peach extravaganza

BERLIN – The lawn of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum on North Main Street will be loaded with peaches, peaches and more peaches on Saturday, Aug. 4, during the Berlin Peach Festival. In recognition of Berlin’s past as a prominent peach grower and distributor, the fourth annual event will bring thousands to participate in… Read more »

Robert A. 'Bob' Fletcher

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. — Robert A. “Bob” Fletcher, 91, of Charlotte Hall, Md., and formerly of Ocean City and Congress Heights, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Center in Charlotte Hall. He was the beloved husband of the late Anna Lee Fletcher, to whom he was married 41 years, and… Read more »

Taylor A. Lewis

WILLARDS — Taylor Alexis Lewis, 12, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of Edward Ruben Lewis and Abbi Lee Lewis. She is survived by her brother, Martin Douglas Lewis of Willards; her paternal grandparents, Doug and Carol Lewis of Ironshire; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Schuman of Berlin. Also surviving… Read more »