About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

Benefit Planned For New Berlin Library

Benefit Planned For New Berlin Library

BERLIN – Proceeds from a fundraising event scheduled for Sept. 16 will go to support the new Berlin Library branch.The themed event, dubbed a “hotsy-totsy roaring 20s” party, will take place at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Friday.Although there is no set monetary goal for the evening, Worcester… Read more »

Area’s Police Gratitude Campaign Aims To Provide Support Next Week

BERLIN – Local residents and community planners are preparing for Delmarva’s 2nd Annual “Thank a Police Officer Day,” which runs Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, according to event organizer Andrea Baumann.Those participating in the event will adopt police departments in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Sussex counties, along with portions of other counties in Maryland and… Read more »

Campaign Mascot Named Through Online Contest

Campaign Mascot Named Through Online Contest

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s Walk Smart Lifeguard Crab now has a name: Cheswick.After narrowing submissions to four choices earlier this summer, social media participants of the Maryland State Highway Administration’s crab naming competition selected Cheswick, gathering 4,028 of more than 5,500 votes.The name was revealed to an audience at Fish Tales on Sept. 1.In… Read more »

Berlin Business Plans Fall Outdoor Market

BERLIN – Urban Nectar is starting its fall market for the season, beginning Sept. 11.The outdoor market will take place every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and will offer products from 10 local vendors, according to owner Shanen Cute.These products include produce, greens, soaps, lotions, goat milk, gourmet treats, jewelry and more.Cute says these… Read more »