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One woman’s prescription for cancer: talk about it 

Cheri Stambaugh

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 29, 2023) Talking was the key to recovering from endometrial (uterine) cancer for Cheri Stambaugh. She was diagnosed with cancer in March at 73 years old. Her husband passed away seven years ago, so she was by herself having to deal with the big “C.”  Or so she thought. At… Read more »

Fiddlers convention cancelled due to weather

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By Stewart Dobson, Editor (Sept. 21, 2023) In 2020, it was the coronavirus. In 2023, the most likely cause of the cancelation of the Berlin Fiddlers Convention is nimbostratus. Those would be the heavy storm clouds that deliver prolonged rain,  which is what the National Weather Service is predicting locally for Friday night and  Saturday in… Read more »

Stallion Studio City runs final race 


By Remy Andersen, Staff Writer (Sept. 14, 2023) It’s the end of an era for a well-seasoned standardbred trotter. Studio City finished up his final race at Ocean Downs Casino in Ocean Pines late last month, his position known in racing terms as “up the field.” Although not winning, it was a glorious, celebrated occasion by… Read more »

Parks Commission prioritizes recreational needs in Berlin

Henry Park playground

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept.14, 2023) The Berlin Parks Commission reviewed its Open Space project priority list for next year on Tuesday and discussed the playgrounds at Dr. William Henry and Stephen Decatur parks. Kate Daub, the administrative assistant for the town of Berlin, told the commission that the purchase of defibrillators for the parks… Read more »

Berlin’s Small Town Throw Down


Country tunes to take the stage on Saturday  By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 7, 2023) Berlin residents and visitors will be polishing their cowboy boots and kickin’ up their heels for the annual Small Town Throw Down Country Music Concert from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Baltimore’s Red Dirt Revolution will deliver a “nonstop-high energy show… Read more »

Heron Park future site of Berlin skatepark

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Cheers erupted from the crowd as the Berlin Town Council voted Monday to designate Heron Park’s parcel 410 as the future location of the Berlin Skatepark. The unanimous vote reflected the opinion of the skatepark workgroup that met on July 31 to discuss the pros and cons of… Read more »

OPA Pickleball tournament to draw hundreds of players 

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug.17, 2023) Pickleball players are practicing for the third annual Oktoberfest Pickleball Tournament Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Ocean Pines, with registration open until Sept.15 at It is the only pickleball tournament with cash prizes held on the Delmarva Peninsula and draws several hundred players and spectators each year,… Read more »

Md. Coastal Bays Program looking for nurdle hunters


By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 17, 2023) What the heck is a nurdle?  A nurdle is a small plastic pellet that is the raw material used to create virtually all plastic products. The pellets are made and shipped all over the world to manufacturers to make anything from water bottles to sunglasses to medical equipment… Read more »