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Private equity like other ownership interests, in a way

We recently had some clients ask us what private equity was because they had heard the term used in the news recently. Like shares of stock, private equity embodies an ownership interest in a company. Unlike stocks, however, private aequity investments aren’t listed or traded on a public exchange. Private equity firms often are more… Read more »

‘Hard and fat’ crabs are store’s specialty

(Ed. note: This is part one of a two-part series spotlighting two establishments not even a quarter of a mile apart on Cathell Road that have offered locally-produced goods for years: Country Barn Seafood and the Harvest Grove Garden Market). BERLIN — Country Barn Seafood, co-owned by Charles “Speedy” Voss, sells quality carryout seafood. Maryland… Read more »

Three martial arts taught at new Berlin school

BERLIN — Teaching three separate forms of martial arts, Infinity Martial Arts, a training school that opened last month off Route 113, is headed by instructors who can offer an experience like no other in the area: the opportunity to compete in international tournaments. The owners, brothers Tim and Mike Otwell, come from a family… Read more »

Si’culi grand opening set for Saturday

BERLIN — Since moving to Berlin two years ago, Pete and Jennie Livolsi have wanted to bring authentic Italian cuisine to the town. The culinary couple’s dream is coming true, as Si’culi is set to open Saturday on North Main Street. Named after an ancient Sicilian tribe called the Siculi, the restaurant is a nod… Read more »

Berlin artist brings laser etching to Chamber

BERLIN — A quick glance into James Coltellino’s art studio, Gecko Image Laser Works, reveals just how many different works can be crafted using a single technique. Known as “Jungle Jim,” partly because of the magnificently colorful tropical tattoos that cover most of his body, the long-time local artist specializes in using a high-powered laser… Read more »

Old Goober's location to soon serve 'comfort' food

BERLIN — The restaurant formerly known as Goober’s on Pitts Street in Berlin will soon be transformed into a family-style English pub specializing in comfort food — a dining option owner Cody Bates believes is missing in the downtown area. “The thing about Berlin is that every [business] is a little bit different,” said Bates…. Read more »

World of Toys brings color, creativity to Berlin

BERLIN — With its relaxing classical music, colorful array of stuffed animals and layout crafted with a high attention to detail, it’s plain to see World of Toys — a new shop on North Main Street — isn’t a run-of-the-mill toy store. Opened one month ago by Olga Kozhevwikova, World of Toys is stocked with… Read more »

Ocean Pines joins the ‘Buy Local’ revolution

OCEAN PINES — Mariners’ Country Down carries with it a bit of local legend and a significant amount of local history. And this summer it will be one of the places from which the produce comes for the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, which opens next weekend in White Horse Park. Christine McDowell, who will be… Read more »

Atlantic Physical Therapy puts recovery first

BERLIN — There are two essential parts to rehabilitation: having the initial therapy and strengthening the afflicted area to prevent relapse and improve overall health. The difficulty for many patients is that after insurance pays for the therapy, the insured is often left to their own devices for the continued, if necessary work. The disconnect… Read more »

From storage space to The Palette Pantry

SNOW HILL — The success of The Palette, the restaurant owned and run by Phil Cropper over the last three years, has been primarily the result of commitment to local, quality food. Because it is centrally located, the Green Street restaurant has established a reputation with diners in every direction, drawing people from Salisbury as… Read more »