PNC Bank Grants 10,000 to the United Way

PNC Bank recently provided a $10,000 grant to support United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s Imagination Library Program, which delivers free books each month to the homes of local children ages birth to five to encourage reading and ensure success in kindergarten and beyond.

Burley Oak Takes Top Bathtub Races Prize

After years of playing it safe, often sauntering across the finish line in what amounted to a rolling barrel of beer, local brewery Burley Oak finally took home the coveted rubber duck trophy during the 2016 Berlin Bathtub Races last Friday. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams said the 2016 race was among the best in the… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions Opens in Berlin

When Toby Gilbert opened Gilbert’s Provisions in Berlin earlier this month, he expected to have at least one day a week off. At least until Labor Day, that’s not going to happen. The Berlin native said business has been so good that he plans to stay open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to… Read more »

AGH Daisy Award Presented for 2016

Atlantic General Hospital awarded the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing to Patty Tull, RN at a recent presentation. Tull currently works in Surgical Services and has worked at Atlantic General Hospital since 2006. Winning the Daisy award was unexpected. Deciding to go back to school and changing my life and career, I always hoped… Read more »

Annual Berlin Bathtub Races Take Over Town

Steamy hot weather prevailed this past Friday as the annual Bathtub Races were underway on Main Street in Berlin, MD. Weather certainly did not keep spectators away from this years race, with more contenders than we have had previously. Burley Oak Brewing Company came out as the champion, with a tub built by Loaded Gun… Read more »

Trying Out the Terrarium Bar at Bleached Butterfly

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon and an adorable new piece of home décor, then we have the activity for you: the terrarium bar at the Bleached Butterfly in Berlin! We headed into town to give it a try and the lovely owner, Autumn Kramer, showed us the terrarium ropes…. Read more »

Copy Central Needs Your Help!

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An Ocean Pines business was burglarized early last Wednesday morning and among the items stolen was a donation can containing several hundred dollars collected by the store owner in honor of her late daughter who lost her courageous battle with colon cancer last year.

AGH’s New Regional Cancer Center Site Plan OK’d By Berlin

Pink flowers blooming on a tree

Atlantic General Hospital’s campus is set to expand with the addition of a new cancer care center. On Wednesday, the Berlin Planning Commission approved the site plan for the new Atlantic General Hospital Cancer Center. The 17,855-square-foot building, which will be erected at the intersection of Old Ocean City Boulevard and Route 113 in front… Read more »

A Little Bit Sheepish Yarn Bombs Berlin

Coinciding with the town’s first fireworks display, another blast of color came to the downtown last week as local yarn shop A Little Bit Sheepish helped to create a new “yarn benching” initiative. A play on the popular “yarn-bombing” movement, the benching saw more than a dozen benches wrapped in hand-knitted covers last Thursday.

Church Mouse Celebrates 50 Years

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Berlin’s Church Mouse Thrift Shop has done big things during its 50 years of existence, having supported scores of local nonprofits and helped countless individuals and families get back on their feet during times of need. It was no surprise, then, to see a throng of supporters present last Thursday as the little-shop-that-could celebrated its… Read more »