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‘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 »

Strength training for young athletes

Athletes young and old strive toward achieving their personal best. As coaches, parents and trainers, we need to be able to guide them so they can reach their goals without injuring themselves. One way to prevent injuries is having the athlete train to increase strength and flexibility of muscles through a strength training program. With… Read more »

Tony takes another shot at quitting smoking

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – Although it’s true that people can and do quit smoking successfully cold turkey and without any help, the more common case is people try and fail to quit smoking several times before they succeed. While it’s almost common knowledge by this point that the physical… Read more »

Decatur volleyball falls in quarterfinals

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – After a tough loss to North Caroline in the Bayside Conference championship match last week, Stephen Decatur took the court against Reservoir in the 3A East Region quarterfinals on Monday evening. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, they suffered another tough loss (25-23, 25-18, 25-9) on their… Read more »