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Salmon croquettes with cooked carrots, collards, and kale

The leaves are raked for the first time in three years, the grass has been mowed perhaps a month or so overdue and the chores are done. That doesn’t happen very often around these parts, so I am fairly pleased with myself. On the flip side, I am exhausted, and the last thing that I… Read more »

Remembering the fallen

OCEAN PINES — Last year, Members of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation (WCVMF) engaged in their first real participation in the Wreaths Across America although many of them had been participating in the program for longer than that. WCVMF secretary, Marie Gilmore helped to organize the drive that places nearly 300 wreaths on the… Read more »

No winners yet in State Senate and State’s Attorney races

BERLIN – The two most closely contested races in this year’s Mid-term Election appear as if they’ll remain so with more than 1,000 potential District 38 State Senate votes outstanding because of provisional, second round absentee, and military votes. District 38 covers Worcester, < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> Somerset and Wicomico counties…. Read more »

Show your support for veterans

OCEAN PINES – Last year, members of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation (WCVMF) engaged in their first real participation in the Wreaths Across America program, although many of them had been participating in the program for longer than that. WCVMF secretary Marie Gilmore helped to organize the drive that places nearly 300 wreaths on… Read more »

‘Is Your Life Worth Half a Second?’

BERLIN – Driving safety expert and author Herb Simon will skeptically grant it is conceivable that you can text while driving, exceed the speed limit by 10 miles per hour, or perform any of the other acts that people believe they can safely add to the number of things they can do while driving. But… Read more »

Town delays vote on rezoning for hospice care facilities

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – The Town Council held a public hearing on whether to change the definition of the R-1 residential zoning code to include nursing, hospice and other care facilities as Coastal Hospice looks to open a center off Broad Street near Purnell Crossing, but elected to put… Read more »

Mr. Don children’s music show on Sunday

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – Don Bridges’ had been performing music on and off for more than 20 years before he decided to get serious. But for him getting serious meant throwing off the entire concept of seriousness and finding an audience who could easily do the same. Bridges found… Read more »

Facade Improvement Program is sprucing up downtown

BERLIN – While the town’s downtown character hasn’t changed, over the coming months the look will be a little fresher as local merchants continue to take advantage of the Berlin Main Street Facade Improvement Program sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. This week the town council approved the reimbursement payment to… Read more »

Holiday Arts Night kicks of Berlin’s Victorian Christmas

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – On Nov. 26 the town of Berlin will host its annual Holiday Arts Night celebration. Decked out for the holiday season, the streets will be alive with music and this event marks the start of the Victorian Christmas celebration. The evening begins with the tree… Read more »

Social Security income explained

My partner and I often get many questions regarding social security benefits, so I decided to include this information again in this week’s piece. Once you retire, figuring out your future Social Security benefits used to be a tough thing to do. But now it’s gotten much easier as the Social Security Administration provides a… Read more »