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Town delays vote on rezoning for hospice care facilities

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 off the vote for the second time in… Read more »

Mr. Don children’s music show on Sunday

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 his earliest non-serious audience performing for his daughters… 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

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 lighting ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel. Mayor Gee… 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

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 nicotine addiction is relatively easy to break, the… Read more »

Decatur volleyball falls in quarterfinals

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 home court, which ended a terrific season. “It’s… Read more »

Worcester Prep SGA President Joseph a dynamo

BERLIN – Seventeen-year-old Kyle Joseph is a dynamo at leadership and organization. The students at Worcester Prep selected him to be their Student Government President for the 2010-2011 school year, and he’s begun his administration with an array of community service and fun activities, not only for Grades 9-12 but also for PS-12. Kyle and… Read more »