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Berlin Fire Co. town funding officially cut

BERLIN — Mayor Gee Williams and the Berlin Council stayed true to their word at Monday’s mayor and council meeting by officially cutting the town’s funding of the Berlin Fire Company in response to what town officials say is the company’s refusal to work with them concerning multiple complaints of harassment. “A total of $557,000… Read more »

Quick gains in Yacht Club poll draws suspicion

OCEAN PINES – An employee or employees of the Ocean Pines Association apparently figured to tip an online poll more in favor of the community’s proposed $4.3 million Yacht Club project last weekend by signing on in favor the plan using an assumed name. The plan is now being considered by members of the association… Read more »

OPA Board members vote for new positions and roles

OCEAN PINES — Tom Terry will continue to serve as president and Dan Stachurski will continue to be the secretary of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, while other posts on the board changed hands last Wednesday. The board’s reorganization came during its first official meeting after the 2012 election, the results of which… Read more »

Local church helps community through storefront

BERLIN – For more than 50 years, members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin have followed their mission to reach out to those in need via their Church Mouse Thrift Shop on North Main Street in Berlin. Strictly selling items that have been donated to the church, clothes, household items, jewelry, books and collectables… Read more »

Sisters guest bartending event begins September

BERLIN — Starting Friday, Sept. 7, Sisters on North Main Street will invite members of nonprofit organizations once a month to be guest bartenders to raise money for their charities. “This was our idea of giving back to the community,” said Donna Compher, who co-owns Sisters with her — what else— sister, Michael Ann Phillips…. Read more »

Tex Mex & Beyond opens Saturday

BERLIN — Downtown Berlin’s newest restaurant, Tex Mex & Beyond on North Main Street, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Owned by Berlin businessman Ernest Gerardi, the restaurant will feature authentic Mexican southwestern foods inspired by chef Arturo Paz’s Latin-American heritage. “The ‘Beyond’ part describes any… Read more »

Burley Oak will sell bottles soon

BERLIN — This Sunday, Burley Oak Brewing Company will hold a party celebrating the release of its first bottled beer to be sold at the brewery’s bar and brewing headquarters on Old Ocean City Boulevard. “It was in our plan to bottle within our first year,” said owner Bryan Brushmiller, who wanted to sell bottles… Read more »

Frederick ‘Ted’ Rothert

MANCHESTER, Md. — Frederick “Ted” Rothert, 97, a longtime resident of Ocean Pines, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester, Md., after a brief illness. Born Nov. 8, 1914, in Poseyville, Ind., he was the son of the late Louis Henry Rothert and Amelia Smith Rothert. He was the husband… Read more »

Sandra Lois Cropper

OCEAN RIDGE, Fla. —Sandra Lois Cropper, 72, of Ocean Ridge, Fla., and Ocean City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla., after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Midland City, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Bailey Snellgrove and Margaret Snellgrove. She is… Read more »

William J. Hensler Jr.

OCEAN PINES — William John Hensler Jr., 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late William John Hensler Sr. and Margaret Heimbach Hensler. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hoffman Hensler and children, Robert Hensler of Selbyville, Del., Thomas Hensler and his wife,… Read more »