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Main Street will close for market

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) A portion of Main Street will be closed for the fourth season of the Berlin Farmers Market every Sunday from May to September, town representatives announced this week after receiving approval from the Maryland State Highway Administration. “During the farmers market last year, there were safety concerns… Read more »

Tennis clinics offered in May at Berlin park

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Worcester County Recreation and Parks will offer tennis stroke clinics May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stephen Decatur Park tennis courts, following approval from the Berlin mayor and Town Council. Kim Moses, public information officer for Worcester County, said tennis professional Bruzz Truitt is… Read more »

Hearts for Heroes honors frontline workers

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Chamber campaign also recognizes Valentine’s Day for Berlin businesses By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 11, 2021) The Berlin Chamber of Commerce launched a Hearts for Heroes campaign to honor local heroes such as healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store clerks, firefighters, police, EMTs, food service and retail workers. “When my wife and I owned Victorian… Read more »

Community supports ‘Adopt a Stephen Decatur Senior’

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By Lisa Capitelli Managing Editor (Jan. 21, 2021) High school seniors – last year and this year – have missed out on many of the rites of passage that they look forward to, because of covid-19. So to boost the spirits of local 12th graders, the community has come together to support the “Adopt a… Read more »

Dog art show perseveres through covid-19

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Annual contest on Eastern Shore awards students for canine creations virtually By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Jan. 21, 2021) After numerous requests from parents, the Eastern Shore Classic Dog Show Art Contest overcame numerous obstacles because of covid-19 to be held. Art Show Chairman Jerry Milko said that he was originally going to cancel the… Read more »

Media Expo honors WCPS students’ artwork


Aspects of annual event to take place online because of current covid concerns By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 14, 2021) Since 1975, Worcester County’s public schools have celebrated students’ creative communication through media and technology to local and global communities with the annual Media Expo. “In the late 1970s, the Maryland state library media… Read more »

Record turnout in Letters for Santa campaign

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 7, 2021) More than 200 people sent a letter to the North Pole through the “Letters for Santa” mailbox in the foyer of the Berlin Welcome Center on 14 S. Main St. from the middle of November to Dec. 18. “This year was more than ever,” said Ivy Wells,… Read more »


GOLD's Niccholas Cranford posing with some of the Kiwanis Toys on table and on the wall. 11.25.2020

PHOTO COURTESY DAVE LANDIS Worcester GOLD Executive Director Nicholas Cranford displays an array of Christmas gifts donated in November through the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City annual Toy Drive.