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Taphouse takes over Taylor’s Restaurant in Ocean Pines

Zev Sibony

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) Yes, the rumors are true. Taylor’s Neighborhood Restaurant in Ocean Pines has been sold. The new owner is Zev Sibony of the Ocean City Taphouse restaurants. The sale was set to be finalized with the approval of the transfer of the liquor license on May 17. Sibony… Read more »

Plans for new Berlin Beer Company approved

HH-new brewery

Brewery slated to be town’s second after commission gives developers green light By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) The Berlin Planning Commission gave a unanimous green light on May 10 to a pair of businessmen looking to open a new brewery on Broad Street. Adam Davis and Glen Davis appeared before the commission… Read more »

Cruisin’ Berlin rumbles back into downtown this Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) The familiar rumble from the engines of a mass of classic hotrods and roadsters will return to downtown Berlin as the Cruisin’ Berlin car show revs up on Saturday. Starting at 6 a.m., Main Street and adjacent streets, including Broad, Pitt and Commerce, will be shut down… Read more »

Jenkins Point plan unveiled at town hall

Jenkins Point Project Area

Will be restored to become natural buffer for mainland By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 18, 2023) Looking to the left from Pines Point Marina, the little islands that can be seen in the Isle of Wight Bay are part of Jenkins Point, an eroding piece of property owned by the Ocean Pines Association. Help,… Read more »

Wooden Octopus gets design help


By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) Two times the charm for Matthew Amey, owner of 8 Jefferson Street in Berlin, a house built in 1900 that he and his wife, Lisa Tossey, bought in 2015 for their home and workspace. Amey has gone before the Berlin Historic District Commission twice to get approval for the… Read more »

John Latham campaigns for  seat on Ocean Pines board 

John Latham

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election is beginning to take shape, although just two candidates are vying for one of three seats up for grabs this summer. So far, John Latham, 59, and Elaine Brady are the only two candidates in the race to fill vacancies created by… Read more »

Board ends free play on Pines courts


Directors say give manager chance to assess situation (May 11, 2023) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors will stay with its decision to end the introductory free play time for paddle sports at the racquet center. Advocates for free introductory lessons and court time for some paddle sports had dominated the public comment period… Read more »

OP racquet center manager preaches benefits of tennis

tennis players

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) “Tennis is easy.” That’s’ not just a slogan to Tim Johnson, the new OP Racquet Center director, who calls himself a low performance coach. “If I can get 100 people picking up a racquet, that’s how I measure success,” Johnson said. And that is his goal this… Read more »

Berlin business license fees set, future review intended


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) After much discussion at its previous meeting about totally making over the town’s business license fee structure, the Berlin Mayor and Council arrived at the original recommendation at its meeting on Monday. In a 4-to-1 vote with Councilmember Dean Burrell opposed, the council approved doubling the business… Read more »