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Pickleball clinic set for community center in Pines

OCEAN PINES–Ocean Pines is offering a pickleball clinic on Sundays from 2-3 p.m; beginning Sunday, March 2, and running for four weeks. This clinic is a family-friendly beginner’s course.  All equipment is provided at no additional charge. This increasingly popular sport is a cross between ping pong, badminton and tennis. The cost is $15 per… Read more »

Important opportunity

When Monday turned into Tuesday earlier this week, Berlin had become the winner of Budget Travel Magazine’s Coolest Small Town in America contest. Berlin collected 28 percent of the contest’s 137,819 votes for a total of 39,285 votes. Finishing second was Cazenovia, N.Y., a town located fairly close to Syracuse. It’s too early to tell… Read more »

Berlin’s success cool for entire region

So this is probably going to be the last week I’ll get to say the name “Cazenovia” as in the town finishing second behind Berlin in the Budget Travel Magazine coolest small town contest. Berlin and its Mayor Gee Williams wanted this win badly. Along with the County, the region and even Governor Martin O’Malley,… Read more »

No limits to mother’s creativity in kitchen

We knew it was inevitable.  Mom’s passing was an event that we all dreaded but understood given the many years she was blessed to be here.  She had a smile, a wit and a charisma that lit up a room.  The humor groomed over 86 years, a 43-year marriage, eight children, 17 grandchildren and six… Read more »

Berlin Lion’s Club seeks nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’

BERLIN—The Lions Club is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award, The deadline for nominations is March 14. The award is intended to recognize a citizen who has provided a significant service to the community. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 14 South Main St.,… Read more »

Town selects Jane Kreiter to lead consolidated departments

BERLIN–The Mayor and Council of Berlin are pleased to announce the consolidation of the Public Works and Water Resources Departments  under  the leadership of current Water Resources  Director Jane Kreiter. This move follows the resignation of Public Works Director Mike Gibbons, who is leaving Berlin to pursue an opportunity in Fruitland. Kreiter joined the Town… Read more »

OPA homeowners to pay slightly less for member dues

OCEAN PINES—A public meeting to discuss Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson’s proposed 2014-2015 budget was a sparsely attended affair on Feb. 15, but  did not lessen the significance of what was being discussed—the first assessment reduction in in recent years. An obviously pleased OPA President Tom Terry, said later he was “Absolutely thrilled… Read more »

EPA updating wood-burning stove standards

MARYLAND—The Environmental Protection Agency is updating its emission standards for wood-burning stoves with stricter manufacturing guidelines, which industry representatives say are too aggressive and  with un-vetted testing methods they said could result in an unnecessary decrease in products. On Jan. 3 EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed a proposal to update air emissions standards for wood-burning… Read more »

Learning to cook requires practice, patience

(Reprinted from Feb. 21, 2013 issue) Bram Stoker wrote that “we learn of great things by little experiences” and you would be hard pressed to find any aspect of life to which that philosophy doesn’t apply. In the kitchen, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by learning how to cook, a concept that is further removed… Read more »

Speed reductions, crosswalk signals planned for Rte. 113

BERLIN—The Pedestrian Safety Committee, working with State Highway Administration officials, has secured in record time commitments for new projects to improve safety along U.S. Route 113, between Old Ocean City Boulevard and Germantown Road, according to a presentation by Patricia Dufendach to the Mayor and Town Council on Feb. 10. Dufendach, a committee member, served… Read more »