Council names January Mentoring Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council proclaimed January as Mentoring Month. Reading from the proclamation, Council Member William Nichols (District 2) said, “We recognize the selfless individuals who devote their time, energy and expertise to ensure that future generations of Americans are better prepared to lead their communities.” He said mentoring groups help […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

NAACP honors civil Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy were honored Monday at the Dorchester County Branch NAACP Prayer Breakfast. The event was hosted by Elks Lodge #223, and attracted a full house of government officials, community leaders and citizens. “We met some amazing people doing amazing things,” a statement from the Eastern Shore […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Franchot, Junior Achievement at Maple Elementary

CAMBRIDGE — It’s never too early to learn how to earn. And save, and spend, for that matter. That was the message brought to students at Maple Elementary School on Jan. 15, when Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke to children at an event sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. “Junior Achievement is […]

Outdoor Show visits Cameron Parish

GRAND CHENIER, La. — Pageant winners and their families traveled to Cameron Parish, Louisiana last week for the 2020 Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival. Miss Outdoors 2019 Jocelyn Myers, Little Miss Kaydence Kurth and Little Mister Nathan Hall attended shows, a parade, and took an airboat ride in one of the swamps the area is […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 15, 2020

Meet the ladies of the “Mes Amies Social and Literary Club” in the historic Pine Street community of Cambridge. “Mes Amies” is French for “My Friends,” of course. The group was probably similar to the friends-and-neighbors book clubs that so many folks belong to nowadays, though these ladies seemed to like getting a little more […]

Cecil Johnson launches MLMS consumer science

CAMBRIDGE — Mace’s Lane Middle School has reached into the past and stirred up a new class, one that has generated much support and enthusiasm among students, parents and community members. Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) — similar to the ‘Home Economics’ of previous years — is being taught by Cecil Johnson, who owns Cambridge […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council have proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The move on Jan. 8 addresses an issue that has received increased attention nationally and locally in recent years. In reading the proclamation, Member Lenny Pfeffer (Dist. 4), said, “Maryland has one of the highest rates of human trafficking […]

Few picks for seafood worker visas

CAMBRIDGE — This is one number that didn’t hit for Dorchester. Seafood companies and related industries will have a hard time staying busy — or even open — this year, after the federal government’s H2B visa lottery came up short for local businesses. County Council President Jay Newcomb (Dist. 1) spoke at Tuesday’s meeting, saying […]