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OP Communication Committee looks for engagement

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By Greg Ellison (March 25, 2021) The recently formed “Ocean Pines — Get Involved” Facebook community group and the soon-to-be-unveiled online “residents academy” dominated discussions during the Communications Committee meeting last Thursday. Committee member Jenny Cropper Rines said the Get Involved Facebook group should provide insight on issues of concern to the community. Rines, who… Read more »

Gin-Gin Mule variation of Moscow drink

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Misery loves company, and I have come to discern that no populace holds this truism closer to its heart than parents of young children in Disney, and now that it has finally reopened to the dismay of many a father, I smile an evil little grin, knowing that I… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

OP Facebook group looks for change Editor, This letter was sent to the Ocean Pines Association directors and forwarded to Bayside Gazette. Dear directors, We wanted to introduce the Facebook group Ocean Pines- Get Involved to you. The purpose of the group Ocean Pines Get Involved (OPGV) and the intent and essence of this group… Read more »

AGH associates discuss impact of covid-19

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Nettie Widgeon, a Berlin resident and charge nurse in the emergency department at Atlantic General Hospital, told the Berlin mayor and Town Council last Monday how unnerving it was to care for patients in the age of covid-19 last year. Her presentation was part of the overview… Read more »

Future use of Heron Park in Berlin uncertain

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) The Berlin mayor and Town Council heard a variety of ideas Monday night about the future of Heron Park, with some residents in favor of selling parcels 410 and 57, while others suggested transforming the property into an entertainment venue. Berlin resident Tony Weeg began the discussion… Read more »

Pocket park to open in downtown

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Flower cart will be part of what would be developed into small garden center By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) The Historic District Commission unanimously approved the concept of a pocket park with fresh landscaping and community seating at 2 Bay St. near Baked Dessert Café during its meeting on March 10. “I… Read more »

Tennis clinics offered in May at Berlin park

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Worcester County Recreation and Parks will offer tennis stroke clinics May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stephen Decatur Park tennis courts, following approval from the Berlin mayor and Town Council. Kim Moses, public information officer for Worcester County, said tennis professional Bruzz Truitt is… Read more »

Berlin receives $50K in grants for facade fix-ups

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Program has given facelift to numerous businesses By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Businesses in Berlin’s Main Street District will have access to more funding for façade improvements, following the town’s receipt last week of a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). “I apply for a community… Read more »

Historic District Commission OKs signs for future Berlin businesses

•Mermaid museum Approved rendering

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) As downtown Berlin prepares to welcome The Mermaid Museum and The Rusty Anchor Seafood Market, the Historic District Commission approved exterior signs for the two new businesses during its meeting on March 10. Alyssa Maloof, owner of The Mermaid Museum at 4 Jefferson St., presented two choices… Read more »