Posted on August 1, 2019
August is Runaway Bride month! Downtown Berlin will feature decorated ‘wedding themed’ storefront windows and those shops that were featured in the film will be showcased with posters depicting what they were in the movie.
A free guided walking tour will take place every Monday in August starting at 4:00 pm. Meet in front of the Berlin Welcome Center and tour guide Mary Raley will share stories of the filming and point out each location. More details in the press release below.
There will be Runaway Bride trivia questions posted in most of the downtown shop windows and visitors can pick up an entry form inside each shop or the Berlin Welcome Center. You only need 10 correct answers to be entered in the drawing for a free night’s stay at The Historic Atlantic Hotel. Drop your completed entry form in the box located in the vestibule of the Welcome Center which is open 24/7.
The Berlin Welcome Center will be featuring life size versions of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere for visitors to take selfies or photos with. Hours are Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm.
Water and sewer rates were increased on July 1st. Water rates increased by 5% and sewer rates increased by 25%. You will see these increases in your bills starting this month. If you have any questions about your bill, please call our Customer Service Department at 410-641-2770.
Swimming pool owners interested in getting a sewer credit when they fill their pool must contact the Town one business day in advance. The credit remains at $5 per 1,000 gallons of water but is capped at 10,000 gallons. There is a service charge of $23.40 for this service.
School will be back in session before you know it. Check out our back to school tips below.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you for your interest in the Berlin Bulletin ,
Save the Dates – August in Berlin
August is Runaway Bride Month- see more information in the press release below.
Berlin Farmer’s Market: Every Sunday from May-September from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm located on Pitt Street. Local produce, baked goods, petting zoo, and more!
Live music from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- August 4th – Chris Sacks
- August 11th – Bryan Russo
- August 18th – The Bilenki Duo
- August 25th – Troy Mawyer
Berlin Peach Festival: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. Hang out on the lawn and enjoy crafts, live music, food, and everything peach. Try some peach ice cream, buy local peaches, and enter the pie eating contest. It wouldn’t be summer without a visit to the Peach Festival! Free parking at Berlin Intermediate School with a free shuttle to the museum. Courtesy of Ocean Downs Casino.
National Night Out: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Community event sponsored by the Berlin Police Department. Food, exhibits for the whole family.
Berlin Sidewalk Sale: Friday, August 9, 2019 – Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Check out the special sales that downtown businesses have to offer.
2nd Friday Art Stroll: Friday, August 9, 2019
Berlin Concert on the Lawn: Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. Bring a chair, blanket and snack to enjoy the sounds of blue grass, country or gospel music.
Berlin Outdoor Movie – Runaway Bride: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:30 pm on Main and Jefferson Streets. Bring a chair, blanket, and a snack to enjoy.
Shakespeare on Pitts Street: Measure for Measure on Sunday, August 31, 2019 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Pitts Street. Audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Holidays: Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019
Upcoming Mayor and Council Meetings :
Monday, August 12th at 7pm
Monday, August 26th at 7pm
Business Changes in Town
DeNovos is moving into 15 Gay St. for take-out pizza and subs.
Life’s Simple Pleasures is moving to 10 S. Main Street.
Zenna is moving across 113 to 617 Franklin Ave. to be a part of the new Healing Arts Center of the Eastern Shore.
Beach Memories featuring Seachelle Designs is a new business coming soon to 106 N. Main Street. www.beachmemoriesjewelry.com
Slow Down: Back to School
Back to School Means Sharing the Road
Tuesday, September 3rd is the first day of school in Worcester County and school days bring changes to traffic: school buses are picking up and dropping off, kids on bikes or walking are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work.
Whether you’re going about your daily routine, or you are a parent or child getting to and from school, it’s important to pay attention – especially before and after school.
Sharing the Road with School Buses
According to research by the National Safety Council , most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they’re walking. Incidents can involve the bus itself, or a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe.
- Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
- Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.
- It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children
- Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks
For more information about how you, or your child, can be safer on our roads year-round, please visit the National Safety Council website.