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Summer Sidewalk Sale

World of Toys

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Visitors and residents of Berlin search for deals on children’s gifts at World of Toys on North Main Street during the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale from Aug. 14-16, which aligned with tax-free shop- ping week in Maryland. The sidewalk sale has taken place in downtown Berlin for over 60 years.

Outdoor Dining


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE With Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow Maryland restaurants to have limited outdoor seating during the first week of June, Fins Ale House and Raw Bar, located at 119 N. Main St. in Berlin, offered outside seating for up to 40 people with the six-foot distance regulations in place. Further- more, tables… Read more »

Farmers Market


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Jaden Johnstone, a server at DiFebo’s on North Main Street in Berlin sells fresh baked breads, take home pizza kits, pies and oils during the Sunday farmers market on June 7. In addition to carryout, the Italian restaurant offered limited outdoor seating to during the pandemic.

BLM March

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE About 200 participants marched from Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street through Main Street in Berlin, chanting “Black Lives Matter,” “I can’t breathe,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” on June 27. The downtown Berlin march drew an outpouring from the community with marchers from Berlin, Salisbury, Pocomoke, Ocean City… Read more »

Park Reopens

heron park

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Heron Park, on 10009 Old Ocean City Boulevard, officially reopened for public use on May 6 by then-Berlin Mayor Gee Williams following an address from Gov. Larry Hogan that broadened permitted outdoor activities under the Stay at Home order. All personal safety and social distancing requirements remained in effect at the time…. Read more »

Boardwalk Celebration

SDHS with Alyssa

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Stephen Decatur High School Principal Thomas Sites, left, and Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor congratulate graduate Alyssa Romano before the school’s drive-through graduation ceremony on the Ocean City Boardwalk on May 27.

Drive-through Graduation


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Class of 2020 graduate Rylie Carey waves to the faculty and teachers celebrating during Worcester Preparatory High School’s drive-through graduation ceremony on May 21.

Worcester Prep Parade

Quinn at WPS

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vice President of the Worcester Prep Class of 2020, Quinn McColgan of Millsboro, Delaware, high fives the school’s mascot, Fighting Mallard, as she participates in the school’s drive-through graduation parade on May 21.

Spirit Kitchen

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PHOTO COURTESY STEVENSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Thousands of pounds of food have been handed out to families in need during the Stevenson United Methodist Church Spirit Kitchen drive-through food pantry at 103 Flower St. in Berlin every other Wednesday. The Spirit Kitchen was established in Feb- ruary 2011 to offer a free lunch on Wednesdays… Read more »

Food Donations


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Berlin residents distribute grocery bags and brown bag lunches for Worcester County school-aged children on Flower Street in Berlin on March 20 after Gov. Larry Hogan closed Maryland public schools for two weeks – from March 16-27 – to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Pictured, from left, are Ali Terrill, 12,… Read more »