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Vendor Market

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vendors set up tables to display their products in igloos at Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery in Berlin on Dec. 6.

Summer Sidewalk Sale

World of Toys

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Visitors and residents of Berlin search for deals on children’s gifts at World of Toys on North Main Street during the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from Aug. 14-16, which aligned with tax-free shop- ping week in Maryland. The sidewalk sale has taken place in downtown Berlin for over 60 years.

Outdoor Dining


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE With Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow Maryland restaurants to have limited outdoor seating during the first week of June, Fins Ale House and Raw Bar, located at 119 N. Main St. in Berlin, offered outside seating for up to 40 people with the six-foot distance regulations in place. Further- more, tables… Read more »

Farmers Market


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Jaden Johnstone, a server at DiFebo’s on North Main Street in Berlin sells fresh baked breads, take home pizza kits, pies and oils during the Sunday farmers market on June 7. In addition to carryout, the Italian restaurant offered limited outdoor seating to during the pandemic.

Boxcar on Main to officially open Fri. in downtown Berlin

•Sunday night dinner rush

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 17, 2020) The newest restaurant on Berlin’s menu, Boxcar on Main, officially opens Friday at the former DiFebo’s restaurant location at 104 N. Main St. downtown. Paul Suplee, the chef and owner, took occupancy of the space on Nov. 1 and renovated the venue in six weeks. “The Berlin… Read more »

Berlin hosts shop night, holiday art sculptures stroll

•Ice Ice Berlin map

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 26, 2020) Residents and visitors can stroll through downtown Berlin Friday to admire at least 23 three-foot carved ice sculptures by Erik Cantine during the “Ice Ice Berlin Art Sculptures Stroll & Holiday Shop Night.” “Previously … it was called our Tree Lighting & Holiday Shop Night, and people… Read more »

Bid accepted for fuel tank removal


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 26, 2020) The underground fuel storage tank and dispenser will be removed and replaced at the Worcester County Board of Education office in Newark, following the board’s award of a bid to Delmarva Petroleum Services last Tuesday. “Due to the aging underground fuel tank, our insurance company as of… Read more »

Worcester Co. Arts Council hosts online auction this yr.

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 19, 2020) Worcester County Arts Council is conducting an online auction until Dec. 12 to raise funds for its arts scholarship program. “We are hoping to raise about $2,000 from the auction,” said Anna Mullis, the executive director of the Worcester County Arts Council. Students graduating from Worcester County… Read more »

Current tattoo moratorium extended two yrs.

Matthew Amey

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 12, 2020) The Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday agreed to extend the town’s current tattoo moratorium to Nov. 18, 2022 and to reconvene the Tattoo Ordinance Committee. Town Attorney David Gaskill said in 2017 town officials learned they had no regulations for a tattoo parlor in the Berlin… Read more »

Berlin backs energy cap bill

•Bills comparison chart

Town will contribute to cost of lobbyist  for municipal utilities By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 12, 2020) The Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday agreed to play an active role in advancing Senate Bill 0677 and House Bill 1392 and provide a financial share for a lobbyist to help pass legislation to cap the… Read more »