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Diane E. Kitchens

BISHOPVILLE — Diane Elizabeth Kitchens (Kinstler) died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 14. Born in Secane, PA., she was the only daughter of the late Richard E. and Anna H. Kinstler. She is survived by her husband Earl Kitchens, a daughter, Lisa Moyer and her husband Jack, and a… Read more »

Walter H. Douthit

BERLIN — Walter H. Douthit, age 81, died on Tuesday, March 13 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Nebraska he was the son of the late Walter Douthit and Agnes Christianson Douthit.  He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Douthit.  Douthit was a United States Air Force Veteran. He… Read more »

Katherine M. Bounds

BERLIN — Katherine Massey Bounds “Kat,” passed away on March 10 at her home in Berlin.  Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Hettie Turner Massey. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Bounds, and her two sisters, Virginia Adkins and Doris Dinges. She is survived by her… Read more »

Embrace the consomme, do not be afraid

Consommé is beyond the shadow of a doubt the nectar of the soup gods. Unbeknownst to many people and misconstrued by others, consommé is simply a carefully clarified and fortified stock, making it laborious and luxurious, not to mention a bit expensive to craft. The end result is a clear and succulent essence, perhaps dotted… Read more »

Commissions seek standards pattern book

BERLIN — In the wake of several difficult decisions by the Planning, and Zoning and Historic District commissions, the chairs of those bodies, Newt Chandler and Carol Rose, respectively, sought direction from the Mayor and Council on developing architectural guidelines and neighborhood definitions. The two said that developing better neighborhood definitions and architectural standards would… Read more »

Humphreys Foundation to soldier on

BERLIN — Ellen Lang has been in Berlin politics a long time and in the town itself even longer so it is likely she’s prepared to find a way to appease the Berlin Historic District Commission. Lang, who represented the Humphreys Foundation before that body, was told last week that the proposed Chamber of Commerce… Read more »

Henry Park path a priority for Berlin

BERLIN — Although she admitted it might be difficult to get funding from the cash-strapped state, Assistant Town Administrator Mary Bohlen sought approval from the Mayor and Council for what she called her Project Open Space (POS) “wish list”. In past years, the item that topped the list but remains incomplete, was a request for… Read more »

Steve Falck honored

BERLIN — This week Mayor Gee Williams presented what he called a “bitter-sweet” proclamation to Patty Falck declaring March Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month. The proclamation was in honer of Falck’s husband Stephen who suffered from the degenerative disease. “He’s just an outstanding citizen and person,” Williams said of Stephen. “We are hoping that as… Read more »

Giuseppe O’Leary’s brings the best of both worlds

WEST OCEAN CITY — Giuseppe O’Leary’s is just the right kind of dark for a pub. The dining area that doubles almost as an anteroom filters the light from the street such that the pub can be lit by that, the televisions and the fireplace alone should the mood require it. The fireplace, set against… Read more »

Wilbur John Balderson, Jr.

BERLIN — Wilbur John Balderson, Jr., of Berlin died Feb. 19. Beloved husband of Joyce M. Balderson; father of Kelly Glodeck and her husband Chris, David Balderson and his wife Cherie; grandfather of Mia Balderson; stepfather of Blair Forrester, Terri Schmidt and her partner Tony Esposito, and Deidre Forrester; step-grandfather of Nichole Forrester and Hannah… Read more »