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Berlin art stroll taking trip to ‘Other Side of the Tracks’

Studio Tour Steel N Glory

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Rather than the traditional 2nd Friday art stroll this month in Berlin, two local artists on Friday will host an exhibition of “nontraditional art for nontraditional people.” Dubbed “Other Side of the Tracks,” illustrator Pedro Mule, aka Pete Mueller, and metalworker Jordan Pippin will be joined by eight… Read more »

Disbelief following cell tower lease rejection

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) Calvert Crosslands partner Barb Pivec said she was blindsided by the Worcester County Commissioners’ decision last week to reject a lease agreement for a cell tower site at the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant. Pivec said she entered the meeting with the belief the lease would be approved…. Read more »

County found not in compliance

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Based on an Oct. 9 complaint filed with the state’s Open Meeting Compliance Board by this paper, the Worcester County Commissioners were cleared of violating the open meeting act in one instance, but found not in compliance in another. In a letter dated Dec. 10 from Jonathan A…. Read more »

Bring donation and get your gifts wrapped, Sat. in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) The Berlin-Ocean City Jaycees hope to spread holiday cheer for a good cause this Saturday during its free gift-wrapping event. Anyone interested can bring their gifts to Stevenson United Methodist Church on 123 North Main Street in Berlin, and have them wrapped from 12-5 p.m. Channel Chaplin, management… Read more »

Students abuzz over Berlin project

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Salisbury University students worked on several fronts this year to help make the Town of Berlin a better Bee City USA. The designation, adopted by the Town Council in May, is overseen by The Xerces Society, an international nonprofit organization that “endorses a set of commitments … for… Read more »

Young Professionals spread holiday cheer


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 13, 2018) Simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Those song lyrics apparently rang true for children who participated in the Ocean City Young Professionals’ Christmas Spirit Shopping Campaign on Dec. 1. Cate Nellans, co-chair of the Christmas Spirit Campaign, said more than 80 children between pre-K and fifth grade were… Read more »

If renovation costs soar, BOD could consider new building

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Addressing poor conditions at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club has become a top priority for the association board of directors, although a decision on what to do next has now dragged on for well over a year. Originally thought to cost around $500,000, renovation estimates for… Read more »

Berlin HDC prefers classic Taylor Bank signs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 13, 2018) Members of the Berlin Historic District Commission last Wednesday appeared to hold their noses as they approved new, more modern signs for Calvin B. Taylor Bank. Both before and after the 3-2 vote, commission members said they preferred the current signs as more in keeping with the historic… Read more »