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Shakespeare in the park and on the beach

BERLIN — Two young men engaged in a sword fight less than 1,000 yards from Route 50 this week. In fact, they engaged in several. The men were actors, part of the Brown Box Theatre Project, preparing to unveil their performance of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will by William Shakespeare at venues throughout the… Read more »

Miss and Mister Berlin Peached Named

  BERLIN — The downtown was alive with activity Friday as kids from all over the area came to participate in the third annual Little Miss and Little Mister Peach Berlin contest. Sponsored by Main Street Berlin, this event chooses the children who helped open this year’s and will help open next year’s Berlin Peach… Read more »

Rainy Peach Festival Successful

ERLIN — When he announced the winners of the Little Miss. and Little Mr. Berlin Peach contest Friday, Mayor Gee Williams assured attendees at that time that peaches taste just as good in the rain. He was acknowledging the fact that the forecast wasn’t friendly for Sunday’s Berlin Peach Festival and encouraging the 2nd Friday… Read more »

This Time it's Personal

BERLIN — When Jeffery Auxer walked into the Globe last month and began trash talking with Greg David about which of them would emerge victorious at the end of the Bathtub Races, he sparked what has become a heated rivalry. Although he was eventually eliminated, David bested Auxer in the bracket rounds of the race… Read more »

Little Chico Creates and Destroys

BERLIN — Blank space has a particular appeal to most artists. It suggests possibility. Artists tend to be, without irony or pun, drawn by the prospect of bringing order to emptiness from the first moment they understand that such a thing is possible. When artist Little Chico was little Little Chico, he was attracted by… Read more »

Local author helps build people up

OCEAN PINES — Everyone has a story worth telling. The trick is to figure out how your experiences can edify others in a way that is both very personal and also engaging. Edify is kind of a tricky word. Many people use it in place of “educate” or as a synonym for teaching someone something…. Read more »

Bathtub Races Reborn in Berlin

BERLIN — It might be appropriate that the winningest bathtub owner in the town’s history — Jesse Turner — retired this year because the Berlin Bathtub Races were reborn in exciting fashion last week.  Beginning with a parade that wound up an already enthusiastic crowd and ending with the controversial victory of one of the… Read more »

Middle-class migrants help produce 'Good' food

BERLIN — Kapri Grant and Hannah Klein are the oddest June Bugs you are likely to meet. Before hitting the Boardwalk for the evening, they spend the day weeding and doing other farm chores as a way of earning their keep. They are obviously bored and tired but resigned to finish their contract before moving… Read more »

WYFCS camp a huge hit

BERLIN —Monday’s rain forced a bit of change in plans for the kids participating in the Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) day camp, but they still found plenty of indoor activities to make their first day of camp enjoyable. The camp is the first major youth event run by the WYFCS as part… Read more »

The Tale of Willit

OCEAN PINES — Willit the Sandpiper, once the mascot of Showell Elementary School, could return to his (or her) former glory if the Worcester County Board of Education proceeds with his creator’s wishes. That creator would be Wilda Stroh, who opened Showell Elementary School in 1976 as its first principal. The new school, of course,… Read more »