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May Day Play Day partner honored

BERLIN — Over the last few years, each new town-wide event is more surprising than the last, drawing well over the expected number of attendees. But even in that light, last year’s inaugural May Day Play Day was a notable success. This week, in anticipation of the upcoming event, Mayor Gee Williams cited WOCM-98.1, the… Read more »

New rules give Berlin businesses expansion room

BERLIN — As economists look for signs that the economy is well on the road to recovery they would do well to look at the Town of Berlin, which will be adding businesses and expanding businesses in fast succession over the next two months. The Mayor and Council cleared another hurdle for expanding business when… Read more »

Take Pride in Berlin Day was a moderate success

BERLIN — Take Pride in Berlin Week, the inaugural expansion of what was formerly Take Pride in Berlin Day, began last Saturday with volunteers gathering in Stephen Decatur Park and Henry Park to clean up the area and restore local rain gardens.  The project, organized by Grow Berlin Green and the Berlin Parks Commission, is… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market ready to grow

BERLIN — Bill and Ginger Taylor have inarguably the shortest commute to the Berlin Farmers Market, where they set up their seafood stand each Wednesday and Friday.  The Berlin couple live blocks away from the market and got into the seafood retail business as part of preparing for Bill’s imminent retirement. Bill, who has spent… Read more »

Berlin News Briefs April 26, 2012

BERLIN — Houses that have fallen into disrepair beyond hope of rehabilitation are often demolished by the Berlin Fire Company during a controlled burn. The controlled burns double as practice for firefighters. There are several houses in Town, however, that the BFC as been unable to burn and the owners have been put on notice… Read more »

Town structure height changes change again

BERLIN — After weeks of debate and competing alternate solutions about how to best define a neighborhood, the Berlin Mayor and council this week changed the course of the debate by eliminating the finesse with which they’d been struggling and proposed a new building height standard altogether. In March members of the Town Planning and… Read more »

New digs a perfect fit for Toy Town Antiques

BERLIN — The one thing that Richard and Debbie Seaton agree on without question is that it is nice to have a little breathing space. As the owner and person primarily responsible for running Toy Town Antiques, Debbie is happy not to have to hold her breath every time more than three people are in… Read more »

Berlin Chamber chief Olive Mawyer resigns

BERLIN — Olive Mawyer, Executive Director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, this week tendered her resignation effective May 25. “I am thankful for the professional and personal development the Chamber has provided me over the last couple of years,” she said. “While it has been extremely challenging it is the most rewarding job I… Read more »

Worcester G.O.L.D. sets the standard for service

OCEAN CITY — As it turns out, Worcester G.O.L.D. is a model philanthropic group in more ways than one. At last week’s annual fashion show fundraised, the group was honored with a renewal of their status as a non-profit that meets the Standards of Excellence, a set of guidelines established by Maryland Non-Profits, an independent… Read more »

Chef Paul combats a barbecue hangover

 My diet this week has not been stellar, or at least from a health standpoint anyway. Tuesday, I noshed on brisket and brownies. On Wednesday it was pit beef and hot milk cake. On Thursday? Pit Turkey and cupcakes. And on Friday, more meat and chocolate cake. It’s a good thing that I at the… Read more »