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New Tourism Opportunities Explored

 OCEAN CITY — More challenging economic times call for more creative solutions and business owners are looking for new ways to expand and grow their businesses beyond the expected.  Angela Reynolds, of Fager’s hotel group, has been working on partnerships with other local business to provide unique experiences for travelers seeking experiences outside of the… Read more »

Octoberfest with a C

 BERLIN — Over the last several years, one of the most reliable things about Berlin has been its ability to manufacture small events and give them the room to grow into large ones. It is an approach that has worked almost consistently and one the town hopes to continue with the inauguration of Octoberfest this… Read more »

Local Chef and Teacher Get National Recognition

BERLIN — As anyone who has transitioned from school into the workforce realizes, an employer will give much less slack than will a teacher, but that is precisely the kind of thing Matthew Elburn, coordinator for the Community Work Experience (CWE) program at Worcester Technical School counted upon when asked Leo D’Aleo, head chef at… Read more »

Fiddlers Prevails

BERLIN — Olive Mawyer, director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, had been watching the weather predictions all week and by Friday she understood that, for the first time in its 19 years, the Fiddlers Convention opening night concerts would have to be moved. While the decision wasn’t made happily or lightly, it was made… Read more »

Lilley-Billies at the Fiddlers Convention

BERLIN — Last year’s Berlin Fiddlers Convention saw the local band, The Lilley-Billies, place third in the kids’ band competition, but after more than 300 days of practice since then, its members hope to place higher this year. The group of siblings is led and was trained by Monika, the oldest, who will join her… Read more »

MARKS Flies into Town

  BERLIN — The difference between practitioners and enthusiasts is that when practitioners speak to you about their passion and does it convincingly, you have a new respect for what they do. When enthusiasts talk about their passion, you begin to wonder halfway through the conversation why you aren’t doing the same thing they’re doing. Geren… Read more »

Art Stroll building on continued success

BERLIN — While there was no official theme or event tied to last week’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll, there were no lack of diversions, as many of the downtown shops held art opening receptions, featured artists or held charity events that contributed to a busy and relatively successful evening. William Street is fast become in… Read more »

SDHS Golf Ready for Bayside

BERLIN — Stephen Decatur’s golf team is off to a strong start this year, according to Coach James Krall. The six players on the varsity squad have been practicing hard to prepare for upcoming matches. Four of these players are newcomers to varsity, making this a fairly young team.   The two returning players, however,… Read more »

Pole Power

WEST OCEAN CITY — Finding the balance between realistic, attainable goals and the will to complete them is really what being part of an exercise program is all about. As an instructor, Angela Houck, who owns and runs the Pole Power studio, is responsible for keeping that distinction in the minds of her students. As… Read more »

Art from the Sea

WEST OCEAN CITY — During his 12 years as a commercial fisherman, Timothy Trout has seen an astounding variety of items in his nets. But as fewer of those items were fish, Trout began looking for a different way to earn a living. As it turned out, the answer to his new calling has been… Read more »