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Mysterious respiratory illness in dogs

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Dec. 7, 2023) The news is ripe with stories about a new respiratory illness that is spreading through the canine population. Kaitlyn Fitzhugh of the Iron Will Animal Rescue said that it is creeping up from the south and has been seen in Richmond. It has also been found in… Read more »

Berlin Christmas parade could draw 5,000

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) Coming on the heels of the insanely popular Ice Ice Berlin event on Friday night is the Christmas Parade, set 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. Santa will be riding high in a Berlin fire engine as he leads the parade, which will include participants from a variety of… Read more »

Holiday giving and events in Ocean Pines


By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2023) The Ocean Pines community is ripe with opportunities to give to others during this holiday season. Whether it is food, toys, coats or basic necessities, the need is great now and throughout the year. Take the time to brighten someone’s holiday season by participating in one or more… Read more »

Scharle kayaked around Delmarva Peninsula

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It took Ocean Pines woman 11 yrs. to achieve her goal, just short of 40th birthday By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 9, 2023) It took 11 years, but she did it. Laura Scharle paddled 600 miles around the entire Delmarva Peninsula. That includes nearly the entire coast of Delaware from Delaware City, down the Eastern… Read more »

Council passes motions on pickleball, events, fire funds

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2023) The Berlin Council passed four motions regarding tennis courts, 2024 events for the town and the Taylor House Museum and a re-allocation of funding for the Berlin Fire Company. The council approved a motion to allow We Heart Berlin, a non-profit organization, to raise money for agreed-upon projects… Read more »