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Fit and trimmed, Berlin’s tree goes up in downtown

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 23, 2017) About a dozen volunteers gathered at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin last Thursday to decorate the town Christmas tree, which was installed two days earlier by the town public works crews. “The Atlantic Hotel is a beautiful backdrop,” Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said. “It’s… Read more »

More treats than tricks for Berlin Halloween

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor  (Nov. 2, 2017) Halloween night in downtown Berlin was a success, judging by the thousands of costumed children who descended on the downtown, accompanied by thousands more adults. Hundreds of Disney princesses, Wonder Women, and Power Rangers of all colors and sizes stood in line for a haunted house at… Read more »

Area cemeteries as old as America

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Generally speaking, the lower shore was farming country back in the colonial days, and family members whose time had come were buried on their land — usually on the high ground, to prevent the rain and flooding from disturbing the departed. Several area churches date back well… Read more »

Berlin’s Ta Da bids ‘auf wiedersehen’ after Oktoberfest

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) Downtown Berlin was flooded over the weekend, not with rain, but with throngs of visitors during a highly successful Oktoberfest celebration. At one end of Main Street, Fin’s Ale House and Raw Bar held an all-you-can-eat Oystoberfest, with Philadelphia-based Pet Cheetah performing cover songs ranging from The… Read more »

Indivisible won’t divide Washington

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) Members of Indivisible Worcester MD reiterated during a meeting Tuesday night they would not bring a planned Halloween night demonstration to Washington Street in Berlin, where trick-or-treating is expected to draw upwards of 2,000 children. Just over a dozen people attended the meeting at a South Point… Read more »

Former Director Brett Hill facing another lawsuit

Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 12, 2017) A second lawsuit has been filed against former Ocean Pines Association Director Brett Hill. Hill is facing a lawsuit filed last month by a senior advisor to his former company, FTS Fiber, that alleges Hill failed to repay the balance of an $80,000 loan. Hill resigned as CEO… Read more »

Mayor and Council create Berlin Falls park committee

Berlin Main Clock

(Oct. 12, 2017) After months of discussion, the Berlin Town Council on Tuesday appointed 11 men and women to the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee. David Deutsch, hired in January, was officially named project coordinator and council members Troy Purnell and Zack Tyndall were also named to the committee. Other members of the committee are… Read more »

Pocomoke cocaine bust nets four suspects

Drug Arrest

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 12, 2017) Four suspects were arrested and face multiple charges for allegedly running a drug distribution ring from several locations in Pocomoke. The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, along with a slew of other departments, executed search and seizure warrants at four residences in Pocomoke on Sept. 27. The… Read more »

‘Spicy bombshell’ Anna Foultz’s new book out Oct. 25

Spicy Bombshell

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 12, 2017) Ocean Pines resident Anna Foultz will release her book, “Two Steps Forward, A Memoir,” later this month. Foultz, 91, co-wrote the book with her daughter, Shirley Isbell. According to the publisher, Cranberry Marketing Associates, the book “recounts the inspiring story of this vivacious, loved and lauded spicy… Read more »