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Record turnout in Letters for Santa campaign

•Letters to Santa mailbox

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 7, 2021) More than 200 people sent a letter to the North Pole through the “Letters for Santa” mailbox in the foyer of the Berlin Welcome Center on 14 S. Main St. from the middle of November to Dec. 18. “This year was more than ever,” said Ivy Wells,… Read more »


GOLD's Niccholas Cranford posing with some of the Kiwanis Toys on table and on the wall. 11.25.2020

PHOTO COURTESY DAVE LANDIS Worcester GOLD Executive Director Nicholas Cranford displays an array of Christmas gifts donated in November through the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City annual Toy Drive.

Live Nativity

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School students wished drivers a Merry Christmas as they presented a drive-through live Nativity scene with stable animals on Dec. 18 in Berlin.

Decorating Contest

108 Bryan Ave. 3

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE The Charles Dickens Award for the most spirited house went to 108 Bryan Avenue for Light Up Berlin: Holiday House Decorating Contest & Tour in December.

Vendor Market

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vendors set up tables to display their products in igloos at Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery in Berlin on Dec. 6.

Wish List Unmasked

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Kirby Cosby, 4, and her brother, Asa, 2, of Berlin both wearing masks, tell masked Santa what they want for Christmas at the entrance of Victorian Charm during the Ice Ice Berlin Art Sculptures Stroll & Holiday Shop Night in Berlin on Nov. 27.

Best in Show

Best in Show

PHOTO COURTESY BERLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Instead of the 16th annual Fall Cruisin’ Classic Cars Show, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce hosted a smaller Cruisers Appreciation Day on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Lisa Taylor, of Dale City, Virginia, won the Best in Show award for her red 1969 Chevy Camaro. Taylor is… Read more »


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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Twins, Nate, left, and Zeke Jones, 9, of Berlin, dressed as storm troopers from “Star Wars” to go trick or treating in their neighborhood on Halloween.

Sweets Search

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ALLY LANASA/ BAYSIDE GAZETTE Trick-or-treating in Berlin on Halloween night, from left, are Ellie Bookwater, 5, and Sophia, 5, and Seva Nistazos, 7, of Ocean City.


fest crowd

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Crowds descended in Berlin on Oct. 17 for Oktoberfest and the Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., causing the police to close Main Street during the event.