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Berlin hosts shop night, holiday art sculptures stroll

•Ice Ice Berlin map

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 26, 2020) Residents and visitors can stroll through downtown Berlin Friday to admire at least 23 three-foot carved ice sculptures by Erik Cantine during the “Ice Ice Berlin Art Sculptures Stroll & Holiday Shop Night.” “Previously … it was called our Tree Lighting & Holiday Shop Night, and people… Read more »

Face mask project promotes state, local safety directives

•Rachel and project

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 5, 2020) Rachel Eure, a recent graduate from Salisbury University, created a giant face mask for her senior year sculpture project in response to the prompt “NOW.” Originally, she planned to do a piece based on museums stealing artifacts. With closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic, she changed her… Read more »

Berlin offers alternative holiday celebrations


Town officials, local leaders get creative with activities for Halloween, Christmas By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 22, 2020) As the coronavirus pandemic persists, Berlin and nearby areas are discovering alternative ways to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Halloween Buckingham Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Main St. in Berlin, is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Friday… Read more »

Nonprofit builds connection to region


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) Coastal Wisdom, a new nonprofit based in Ocean Pines, aims to educate families about the land, culture and heritage of Maryland’s Eastern Shore communities to cultivate responsibility for where they live. “We believe that community and a sense of belonging to place is essential to our well-being,”… Read more »

Berlin to see fewer cruisers Saturday than in past years

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Covid-19 takes car show out of gear, as chamber will see much smaller event By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 8, 2020) Berlin’s downtown streets will not be lined with hundreds of classic cars this Saturday. Instead of the 16th annual Fall Cruisin’ Classic Cars Show, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Cruisers… Read more »

Students participate in pageants

•Aminah White

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 1, 2020) Aminah White and MaryAnn Catherine Rutzler strive to bring positive change in their Worcester County communities as they participate in national pageants. Aminah White, of Germantown Road in Berlin, will compete in the junior pre-teen category of the National American Miss Pageant in November in Orlando, Florida…. Read more »

Relay for Life luminaria celebration in Berlin

•Jessie and Theresa

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 1, 2020) Like most events, the annual Relay for Life of North Worcester County has been significantly affected by covid-19 concerns. This year, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of North Worcester County is hosting a drive-through luminaria celebration on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. in downtown Berlin. “This… Read more »

Berlin history chronicled in photos at Main St. museum


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 1, 2020) Berlin residents are invited to be volunteer curators at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum this month. By identifying people in photographs that have been donated to the museum over the years, community members can help preserve the town’s history. “We usually are the ones presenting the… Read more »

Bullied youth receive bodyguard service Sat.

•Another group photo at fire station

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Several Salisbury-based children and teenagers received a rare opportunity on Saturday — a day with real bodyguards. “Bodyguards Against Bullying” is an initiative that provides professional bodyguard service to youth who have been affected by serious or consistent bullying. Autumn Allen, 13, and Traymere Bishop, 11, were… Read more »

Assisted living staff members help with video, phone calls

•The Woodlands

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 6, 2020) Local assisted living facilities have created new approaches to help their residents and families stay connected despite all the social distancing restrictions. Pamela Schaffer and her brother Steven Bloyd, who own Catered Living in Ocean Pines and Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living in Willards, Maryland, have taken safety… Read more »