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Alfred Maskeroni

BERLIN — Alfred Maskeroni, 83, of Berlin, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. He was the loving father of Alfred J. Maskeroni, Jim Maskeroni and John D. Maskeroni. He is also survived by six grandchildren; his brother, John Maskeroni; and companion, Doris Tawney. All services are private. Contributions can be made to Gilchrist Hospice of Towson,… Read more »

Joyce Davis Harrison

OCEAN CITY — Joyce Davis Harrison, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. A native of Ocean City, Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of the late Arthur C. Davis and Violet Cropper Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace “Harry” Harrison Jr., and her brother, Art Davis,… Read more »

Carol Joan Stumper

OCEAN PINES — Carol Joan Stumper, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late John McLain and Mary Corcoran McLain. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Stumper Sr., in 2009. She is survived by… Read more »

Ann Virginia Reed

OCEAN PINES — Ann Virginia Reed of Ocean Pines ascended to the angels to join her children Christine and Joseph and her brothers Russell and Robert on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, with her husband, Phil, and family at her bedside. Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Syracuse, N.Y., she… Read more »

Civil War battle gallery by local artist in Berlin

BERLIN — Marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, artist Kevin Fitzgerald will officially open his latest showing in the Water’s Edge Gallery on Friday, Sept. 21. The exhibit represents both the American Civil War conflict’s significance to American history and to the artist’s own personal life, as well. At 9 years old,… Read more »

Fiddlers take over Berlin Main St.

BERLIN — The Grammy-nominated band Audie Blaylock and Redline will headline the first night of this year’s Berlin Fiddlers Convention, a three-day celebration of bluegrass music starting this Friday, Sept. 21. As it is the 20th anniversary of the event, the weekend will honor festival founder the late Jim Barrett. Each year over the past… Read more »

Yucca balls, a great conversation starter

 Only two more weekends and then I can almost take a deep breath.  The season has wound down and we are now into the nitty gritty details of end-of-season cleaning, closing and planning for next year. With so much going on around us, and with the holidays rapidly approaching (Yes, I said it) it is… Read more »

Local high school grad in Miss Md. competition

BERLIN — A Stephen Decatur High School alumna will take her second try at becoming Miss Maryland USA 2013 in November. Taylor Sloan, member of SDHS class of 2010, is campaigning for her entry in the pageant while in process of earning a writing degree at Loyola University in Baltimore. “Academics are my first priority,… Read more »

Eat crab legs to celebrate the start of school

What a week it has been. The good news is, the kids are back in school and summer is almost over (good for those of us in the business). The bad news is … well, it’s what everyone’s been talking about. Scunny was a legend; hell, he is a legend. His is a tale that… Read more »

Historic storm hits over weekend

BERLIN – Extreme flooding and power outages brought Berlin officials and workers from almost every town department out on Saturday and early Sunday to assist hundreds of residents during and after what town officials said was a once-in-every-1,000-years storm. According to Jane Kreiter, the town’s water resources director, 13.5 inches rain fell on Berlin within… Read more »