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Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade, Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) For decades in the borough sometimes known as East Berlin, the Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade was an important cultural event, akin to a second Christmas, according to co-organizer Gregory Purnell of the Berlin Community Improvement Association committee that sponsors the annual event. “For the last 60 years… Read more »

Berlin Council backs tattoo committee effort

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday voted 3-1 to approve a letter of support for the Tattoo Ordinance Committee as its next step is to approach the Worcester County Commissioners. The committee plans to ask the commissioners for an amendment in the county code allowing the Worcester… Read more »

New era at Pines Yacht Club starts tonight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Just minutes prior to opening the doors for a restaurant stress test on Tuesday, Matt Ortt and Ralph DeAngelus gathered several dozen employees of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club – from chefs, busboys and line cooks, to front-of-house wait staff, hostesses and managers – for a last-second pep… Read more »

Ten filed, nine verified for OPA Board election

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Ten candidates have filed for three vacancies on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, but only nine were verified as of Wednesday, according to board sources. One announced candidate, Brett Hill, apparently did not meet the qualifications as set forth in association bylaws and Resolution M-09, sources… Read more »

Tattoo group seeks public support

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Seeking to update Berlin’s decades-old tattoo laws, the town’s Tattoo Ordinance Committee is asking supporters to attend the next Monday’s mayor and council meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on 10 William Street. The committee was formed in response to discussion during a Town Council meeting… Read more »

Love story started on Flower Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Just before former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class John Dale Smack was handed a microphone last Thursday during a ceremony honoring service members in Ocean City, his wife of more than six decades told him what to say: that it was a good experience and he learned… Read more »

‘Heroes’ program honors veterans

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) The Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 last Thursday honored 40 service members as part of its 2018 Hometown Heroes Military Banner program. The fifth annual banner dedication ceremony, held near the Firefighter’s Memorial on the Ocean City Boardwalk, honored 31 local, living World War II and Korean War… Read more »

Reggae Playday bringing party to downtown Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Ocean 98/Seacrets Irie Radio will host the first Reggae Playday in downtown Berlin Friday from 5-9 p.m. The event is an evolution of May Day Playday, an annual outdoor music festival offering free, family-friendly entertainment. Organizer Tom Sholtis, also known on air as Big Al Reno, said the… Read more »

Atlantic General Hospital celebrates 25 years

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (May 4, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital will hold a 25th anniversary community celebration on Tuesday, May 8, on Healthway Drive in Berlin from 3-6 p.m. “This is an opportunity for the community to come together for some fun and fellowship in celebration of our 25 years of healthcare,” said Sarah… Read more »