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Old Goober's location to soon serve 'comfort' food

BERLIN — The restaurant formerly known as Goober’s on Pitts Street in Berlin will soon be transformed into a family-style English pub specializing in comfort food — a dining option owner Cody Bates believes is missing in the downtown area. “The thing about Berlin is that every [business] is a little bit different,” said Bates…. Read more »

‘Milk was a bad choice,’ but crustini is not

They say the heat wave is over, but I have to disagree. I haven’t sweated off of my elbows since my days in the Mojave. In the overdramatic words of Ron Burgundy, “It’s so damn hot! Milk was a bad choice.” The rain has come and gone and I am still waiting for a reprieve… Read more »

World of Toys brings color, creativity to Berlin

BERLIN — With its relaxing classical music, colorful array of stuffed animals and layout crafted with a high attention to detail, it’s plain to see World of Toys — a new shop on North Main Street — isn’t a run-of-the-mill toy store. Opened one month ago by Olga Kozhevwikova, World of Toys is stocked with… Read more »

OPA Board proposes $4.3M Yacht Club

OCEAN PINES — A referendum vote next month on the proposed Yacht Club project is the only factor barring the initiation of construction of a new building. During a special board meeting last Friday, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors unanimously approved the bid sent by Harkins Contracting, Inc. of Salisbury to build a… Read more »

Ocean Pines represents Maryland in recycling contest

OCEAN PINES — Starting this week, all recycled materials collected by Waste Management in Ocean Pines can earn retail discounts for eco-friendly residents and gives the community a chance to win a $100,000 grant from SC Johnson to use on a community project. During the inaugural SC Johnson Green Choice Recycling Challenge, Ocean Pines is… Read more »

Historic church to add new auxiliary building to grounds

SHOWELL — Historic St. Martin’s Church, which has provided a number of services to the area since its construction in 1756, will soon feature a new auxiliary building to better service functions held at the landmark. After receiving two grants throughout the past three weeks, the St. Martin’s Church Foundation, which oversees all church involvements,… Read more »

Tuna prices on rise; try fresh from Atlantic

Tuna, tuna everywhere, nor any a bite to eat Or so goes a poor variation of the fabled ancient mariner as I try to get ready for this week’s rendition of food fears. There is a slight problem with tuna in this day and age. If you haven’t noticed, tuna (steak and loin) is either… Read more »

BFC asks for level funding

BERLIN — With the presentation of the proposed Berlin Fire Company budget by David Fitzgerald, President of the Berlin Fire Company, the Town of Berlin is prepared to adopt its $13.5 million fiscal 2013 budget after a public hearing May 29. Fitzgerald told the Mayor and Council that, at their request, the Company was able… Read more »

Berlin goes higher tech

BERLIN — Generally last-minute, un-budgeted expenditures don’t get very good popular reviews, but the Town Council’s decision to tap into a small portion this year’s funds to bring Wi-Fi to the Downtown will likely do little to raise public ire. At the end of last year’s budget debate, Councilwoman Lisa Hall suggested adding funding for… Read more »

O'Hare seeks board position

OCEAN PINES — Sharyn O’Hare has been tempted to run for the OPA board of directors more than a few times since the association was founded. Generally she’s shied away for either business or personal reasons but as the board and the association generally enter what could be a very critical period, O’Hare decided that… Read more »