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Car show organizers remember ‘Candyman’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) While hundreds of people gathered in Berlin and thousands traveled to Ocean City last weekend for dueling classic car events, one vehicle and one longtime attendee was noticeably absent at both: Bud “Candyman” Morley and his bright red 1948 Ford Flathead V8. Morley died on Sept. 28 at… Read more »

Town Council votes to extend life of tattoo committee

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) In May, the Berlin Town Council voted 3-1 with one member absent to recommend forwarding regulations proposed by the Tattoo Ordinance Committee to the Worcester County Commissioners. While the commissioners decided not to act, the Town Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to allow the committee to continue… Read more »

Fender bender doesn’t slow down top car

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) New Jersey resident Jim Vertolli didn’t let a minor car accident get in the way of winning the top prize during the Berlin Cruisers event last Saturday. Vertolli and his wife, Donna, brought their 1958 Pontiac Star Chief to Berlin for the first time, but ran into some… Read more »

Trio of artists to hold 2nd Friday exhibition

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the monthly 2nd Friday art stroll this week is a new Berlin-themed exhibition featuring three diverse artists: painter Jim Adcock, photographer Don Lehman and graphic designer Pete Mueller. A reception for “Berlinx3” is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Globe on 12 Broad Street. Adcock organized the… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest, birthday bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Berlin’s annual Oktoberfest, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., will feature four stages of live music, authentic German food and locally produced beer, along with the celebration of a major historical milestone. “I always get excited about Oktoberfest each year,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells,… Read more »

Berlin Ambassadors honored

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) The Town of Berlin last Thursday honored its volunteer ambassadors during a celebration at Fins Alehouse and Raw Bar. The annual program has been recognized by the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Sharon Timmons, who helps organize the volunteers, said the ambassadors are an essential part… Read more »

Food secrets should be anything but secret

By Paul Suplee One of the dynamics that has always perplexed me in our industry is when a chef hides his or her “secrets” from people when sharing recipes. I often hear people tell me emphatically, “Chef, I know if I ask you for the recipe for [fill in the blank], you’re going to leave… Read more »

Museum honors history of Berlin women

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Women are the driving force of Berlin’s downtown sector, considering that they either own or operate 80 percent of the businesses there. With that in mind, the staff at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum decided to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation with… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions, A Little Bit Sheepish moving shops

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Two Berlin businesses discussed moving locations during a Historic District Commission meeting last Wednesday. Gilbert’s Provisions on Commerce Street is moving to 116 North Main Street and A Little Bit Sheepish will move across the street from its original location, to 1 South Main Street. Both businesses requested… Read more »