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Comptroller visits business owners in Berlin with mayor

Lierman and Tomasello

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (June 29, 2023) Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman took time out of the Maryland Municipal League conference in Ocean City to visit Mayor Zach Tyndall and get a tour of Berlin on Monday. Lierman, who is from Baltimore City, had never visited Berlin before, so when Tyndall offered to give her… Read more »

Berlin Planning Commission considers housing proposals

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (June 22, 2023) The dearth of affordable housing in the area is about to be addressed in Berlin, where developers are proposing a pair of projects that could add more than 100 residential units to the local supply.    The Berlin Planning Commission reviewed concept plans for two housing developments… Read more »

Caprichos Books opens in Pines on Manklin Creek Rd.


By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (April 6, 2023) Caprichos Books, a new bookstore on Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, held its grand opening on March 25. Owner Elizabeth Decker also wrapped Caprichos’ birthday party into the occasion since the business has been in operation for five years. A potato-themed book party celebrating “Lord of… Read more »

Coastal Acupuncture offers treatment for chronic pain

Cynthia Kerr Salmond

By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (March 23, 2023) Berlin has a new acupuncture practice coming to town. Cynthia Kerr Salmond, DNP, CRNP, LAc, owner of Coastal Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, said the practice will open March 28 in unit 108 of the Berlin Professional Center on Franklin Avenue. Acupuncture is a holistic medical application where… Read more »

Marvin Steen started career in Ocean Pines

Marvin Steen

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (March 23, 2023) Most people in Ocean Pines know the name Steen. Many residents regularly drive by the Steen Homes sign in front of their office on Ocean Parkway. But what some might not know is that Marvin Steen, the founder of Steen Builders, has been instrumental in the development… Read more »

Fyzical putting VR into PT

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) Virtual reality, once upon a time a far-off and futuristic concept, can now augment real life in a variety of ways — video games, mobile games, live entertainment and even just hanging out with friends. Over in Ocean Pines, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers are using virtual… Read more »

Harrison turns 50

•harrison house-Snow Hill

By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) Harrison Senior Living, an assisted-living community with four locations, has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it looks toward the future of its brand. “It’s amazing,” CEO Harrison Saunders said of making it to 50 years. “It’s an amazing moment for our company, our employees… Read more »

Liberty Pure serving Maryland since 1988

libery pure

By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Aug. 4, 2022) The company employs 37 people and is “100-percent employee- and family-owned,” according to owner and company president Doug Workman, a master water specialist and Maryland Department of the Environment licensed installer. The company provided full-service plumbing and specialized in custom water treatments, he said. “We manufacture, sell… Read more »

New Honeywater Candles enjoying start on Main Street


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer With an entryway only a few inches wider than its door, you might miss Honeywater Candles, the new business on the block at 16 Main Street in Berlin. Still, you might find your way to its entrance, up the stairs and into the store if you allow the alluring fragrances… Read more »