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Berlin parade holiday tonight


Town’s Yule event should draw thousands downtown tonight to see 51st edition (Dec. 1, 2022) The weather is cold, the fare is warm, the bright lights are hung and thus the locals are ready for the 51st annual Berlin Christmas Parade tonight. Thousands are expected to descend upon the Main Street corridor between the town’s… Read more »

‘Letters from Santa’ introducing another new face in ’22

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) As the year winds down and the time until Christmas season draws near, Berlin resident Colby Phillips is firing up the prep work for an 11th round of “Letters from Santa.” After the addition of a coloring book dedicated to Peppermint, Santa’s newest reindeer, went over so… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest back to normal

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) The Berlin Oktoberfest and Sidewalk Sale are back in full swing Saturday, after two years marked by covid precautions. “It’s on,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said. “It’s on. It’s Oktoberfest in Berlin just as you remember.” The fall beer festival kicks off at… Read more »

Berlin Fiddlers Convention this weekend

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) There will be plenty of loot on the line this weekend as the Berlin Fiddlers Convention returns for its 30th year. The three-day celebration of bluegrass music will feature both professional and amateur artists. The weekend will kick off with a locals’ party in front of the… Read more »

Worcester vet gets grant, trip to WWII museum


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Lieutenant Dan is giving one Worcester County World War II veteran a leg to stand on. Morris Semiatin, 96, will receive $35,500 from the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity and veterans service organization founded by the actor of the same name, who famously portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor… Read more »

Paint Worcester County returns next week

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 15, 2022) Artists from several states are packing up their easels and painting materials — and maybe even a poncho and some sunscreen — to head to Worcester County this Sunday for the beginning of “Paint Worcester County.” From this Sunday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23, 46 plein-air… Read more »

Berlin Activities Depot celebrates 20 years

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 15, 2022) For 20 years, the Berlin Activities Depot has provided local parents with everything they need for their young families, from early childhood education to the occasional, well-earned date night. On Saturday, the Activities Depot will celebrate its 20th anniversary. “It feels awesome (to celebrate 20 years),” said… Read more »

Small Town Throwdown back Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 8, 2022) It’s going to be a certifiable hootenanny on the streets of Berlin with the fifth installment of the Small Town Throwdown on Saturday. The Nashville-themed, country music festival, which started in 2017, will feature musical artists Red Dirt Revolution and the Lauren Calve Band. Admission is free… Read more »

Anniversary celebration set for Oct. 7

(Sept. 1, 2022) Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host its 25th anniversary gala at the Ocean City Fontainebleau Resort on Oct. 7. Honorees include past and present GOLD board members; Community Impact Award recipient Worcester County Bar Association; Volunteer Engagement Award winner the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean… Read more »

Pine Tones Chorus set to start weekly rehearsals Sept. 8

(Sept. 1, 2022) The Pine Tones Chorus will begin its weekly rehearsals at the Ocean Pines Community Center  on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. The chorus welcomes potential new members to come and join the singing any Thursday in September starting on the 8th. Both ladies and gentlemen of all parts, soprano, alto, tenor… Read more »