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Irene H. Williams

BERLIN — Irene H. Williams of Berlin, died July 29, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness at the age of 82. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. Hickman and Eva Floyd Hickman of Whaleyville. Her husband, W. G. (Billy) Williams, Jr., preceded her in death in 1987.  She… Read more »

Happy Chickens Ley Better Eggs

LE — Bob Harrison’s chickens aren’t just pets, they are spoiled pets. It might be better to call them pampered rather than spoiled because spoiled suggests they might be poorly behaved or ill-tempered, which isn’t the case. Neither are they demanding or overbearing. In fact, spoiled gets less at their demeanor and more at Harrison’s… Read more »

Rec. Center to be Solar Powered

SNOW HILL — Solar power may be coming to the Worcester County Recreation Center, thanks to a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) also known as the federal stimulus package. County engineer Bill Bradshaw and Kim Johnson, county budget accountant on Tuesday presented the commissioners with… Read more »

Former Seahawk is a star

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — For some softball players the season begins in March and ends in May. But for others, like Maddie Justice, there is no such thing as an off-season. So, while other graduates are busy working on their tan at the beach, Justice, a recent Stephen Decatur High School graduate, has dedicated the… Read more »

Chicks win

SALISBURY — In just seven days the Perdue Chicks were able to capture not one, but two championship titles. First, Perdue notched its 10th Eastern Shore Baseball League championship in the past seventeen years. The Chicks’ 3-0 win over the Eastern Shore Hurricanes secured a berth to the National Amateur Baseball Federation Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament… Read more »

Bringing Order to Kiddie Chaos

WEST OCEAN CITY — The secret to doing well in many thrift and consignment shops is persistence. In order to find the treasure you are looking for, it is best to set aside enough time to find things that appeal to you that are in the size and condition you seek. There is nothing more… Read more »

Little Chico Creates and Destroys

BERLIN — Blank space has a particular appeal to most artists. It suggests possibility. Artists tend to be, without irony or pun, drawn by the prospect of bringing order to emptiness from the first moment they understand that such a thing is possible. When artist Little Chico was little Little Chico, he was attracted by… Read more »

Shrimp so easy even a Baltimorean can do it

There were peanut shells on the floor as we walked in. Everywhere we went in Baltimore in the 90s, well in public houses to be more precise, there were peanuts strewn across the creaky wood. Some, I’m sure, falling into the cracks of the trap doors behind the bars. We were told that they were… Read more »

Shockers Eastern World Series champs

SALISBURY — Parents of the Mid-Atlantic Shockers girls softball team spent the better part of last week shuffling around Wicomico County in the stifling heat. But all the travel, cooler and equipment packing and quick meals on the road were worth it in the end as the Under 14 team took the United States Specialty… Read more »

Joan L. Lotz

BERLIN — Joan Lucille Lotz, age 77, died July 18 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late William Montgomery and Anna Imhoff Montgomery. She is survived by her husband, Adam Lotz, sons Charles Manner and his wife Catherine of Pasadena,  Keith M. Manner and… Read more »