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Berlin HDC permits restaurant makeover

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 9, 2021) Following several months of back and forth exchanges over its design, plans for the 410 Social Eatery and Barroom on the corner of Pitts and William streets were approved last Wednesday by the Berlin Historic District Commission. After rejecting initial renderings in October, the commission last month voted 4-1,… Read more »

Andrew Joseph Lyons Sr.

Andrew Joseph Lyons Sr. Millville Andrew Joseph “Andy” Lyons Sr., 64, of Millville, Delaware, passed away suddenly at home on Nov. 22, 2021. He was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, son of the late John Frederick Lyons of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and the late Muriel Grace Brennan Lyons of West Palm Beach, Florida…. Read more »

Berlin projects image other areas must envy

Berlin’s annual Christmas parade will march, roll, dance and twirl its way up Main Street for the 50th time tonight, demonstrating that even in middle age this event is just as fresh now as it was a half-century ago. But, of course, it’s not just the parade by itself that draws such huge crowds from… Read more »

Berlin Parade still makes spectacle of itself

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Berlin’s extraordinary holiday procession draws huge crowds and will again tonight for its 50th anniversary By Greg Ellison (Dec. 2, 2021) Billed as the “largest holiday parade on the Eastern Shore,” Berlin’s 50th annual Christmas Parade will wind its way down Main Street tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells… Read more »

Pines breakfast with Santa set for Saturday

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 2, 2021) Children can confirm Christmas gift requests during Ocean Pines annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. in the Assateague Room at the community center. Recreation Supervisor Katie Goetzinger said in addition to providing kids facetime with St. Nick, all ages can partake of breakfast selections including pancakes,… Read more »

OP courses, courts, pools surge ahead

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After years of bad results, amenities beating budget By Greg Ellison (Dec. 2, 2021) Halfway through the fiscal year, Ocean Pines’ ledgers show that increased profitability at the golf course, racquet courts and swimming pools has combined to put these amenities a half-million dollars ahead of budget estimates. General Manager John Viola attributed this strong… Read more »

Grilling vegetables takes bit of precision

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Who doesn’t love a good snooze alarm? I mean, it’s only nine minutes, but what a glorious stretch of dreaming can be gleaned in such a short time. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have conquered Rome in some nine-minute segments of siesta. No, I do not… Read more »

Berlin partially rolls back office closings until Jan. 3

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 2, 2021) After closing town government office buildings last month in the wake of several employees tested positive for covid-19, Berlin officials announced last week that Town Hall would reopen to the public on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 3. Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen said the… Read more »

Bowen honored as Eastern Star ‘Past Grand Worthy Matron’

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 2, 2021) After volunteering for half a century with the Order of the Eastern Star, Berlin native Glendola Bowen was enshrined as a “Past Grand Worthy Matron” during the organization’s annual meeting last month in Baltimore. “It really was a surprise,” she said. The Myra Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern… Read more »