Community invited to plan revitalization

submitted to dorchester banner/habitat choptank Lynette Wongus and Rhodana Fields mark a location on the community map during discussion of the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Also pictured are LaShon Foster and Portia Johnson Ennels.

CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge and their partners are taking the next step in the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (the Plan) by launching community outreach and engagement efforts and scheduling public community vision sessions. The partners want to hear from everyone. Community outreach and engagement will be conducted throughout the planning process and serve […]

Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest

Local delicacies will be on the menu at this Sunday's Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest.

CAMBRIDGE — Give a taste to some less traditional preparations at the outdoor Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest on Feb. 24 in Cambridge. Muskrats, crawfish, brews and tunes create an unconventional, but tasty, event every February in downtown Cambridge. The Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest is set for 1-6 p.m. in Cannery Way […]

74th Outdoor Show features unusual delicacy

Muskrat dishes have been enjoyed in Dorchester homes and restaurants for many generations.

GOLDEN HILL — In February and March 2019, you have a few opportunities to try one of Dorchester County’s more unusual delicacies — muskrat! This small rodent found in local marshlands used to be a staple on dinner tables. Now you, too, can experience it. •Try it prepared the traditional way on Feb. 23 during […]

Health Dept. gets $675K federal grant

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department has been awarded a three-year $675,145 Federal grant from the US Office of Justice Programs to support the “Connecting For Success” program. This funding falls under the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention’s Second Chance Act, to address the needs of incarcerated parents with minor children. Research […]

Church bulletin, Feb. 13, 2019

Submitted to dorchester banner On Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. there will be a covered dish dinner followed by a Choir Festival at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in East New Market. Participating choirs will be Bay Country Choir, Cambridge; Heaven for Sure, Lancaster, Pa.; New Generations, Ridgely and Trinity Choir, East New Market. Pictured are back row, from left: David Tolley, Janet Phillips, Jonathan Bounds, Sammy, the church dog, Mandi Willoughby, Sharon Vinson. Front: Jaelyn Byrd, Arianna Mattison and Linda Aaron.

Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church in Cambridge on Sunday are as follows: 9:45 a.m. Early morning Grace. Speaker, Pastor Dan. Leader: Valarie Brown. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Baraca Class. (Baraca Class live on WCEM – 1240 AM). The King’s Ambassadors, guest singers. Dr. Hines Class with Ginger Brannock. 11 a.m. Worship. Speaker, Pastor […]

Police briefs

Julie Nicole McCumbie

‘SCAM ALERT’ It has been recently reported to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office that a number of local businesses in Dorchester County have received correspondence from unknown entities in reference to large amounts of U.S. currency which they could obtain through paying nominal amounts of money (processing fees). These correspondences have been received via fax, […]

Project celebrates Annual White Coat Ceremony

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Left Top Row: K Prekrel, Abigail Jackson, Megan Harp, Madison Frase, MyKayla Demby, Rachel Widmaier, Miranda Smith, Emma Murphy, Kara Robbins, Karen Mejia, Hallie Bennett, L Barnes. Left Bottom Row: Chloe Turner, Lilian McDonald, Kaitlyn Wolfe, Savannah Windsor, Anna Tyler, Haroonali Chaudhry, Cami Abbott, Rachel Castro, Megan Price, Skye Adshead and Superintendent Dr. Mitchell.

HURLOCK — North Dorchester High School held their third annual White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 16 in celebration of the second-year cohort of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science Program. Twenty students were presented with their personal white embroidered PLTW lab coats. The students were also honored for achieving a class average of “Advanced” […]

Dorchester Tourism launches video contest

CAMBRIDGE — What tops your list of things to do and see in Dorchester County? Is it boating, biking or visiting Blackwater? Spending time at the Hyatt, hunting or the Harriet Tubman Byway? Are ghost walks or growlers from RAR your best bets? Help the Dorchester Office of Tourism showcase what makes the county a […]

Law enforcement class graduates

submitted to dorchester banner/wor-wic Graduates from the Upper Shore who were part of the 81st entrance-level law enforcement class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown in the front row, from left, Joseph R. Buglio and Jed E. Wooters of the Cambridge Police Department and Cody J. Bland and Timothy J. Megee of the Easton Police Department. In the back, from left, are Bryant D. Ortiz of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler J. Argubright, Austin W. Frazier, Matthew C. Johnston, Nicholas M. Means and Benjamin L. Williams of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office and William S. Pennock of the State Fire Marshal’s Office in Easton.

SALISBURY — Twenty-five law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Garrett counties graduated in the 81st entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College at the corner of US Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in […]

Brookview Hope donates to Salvation Army

submitted to dorchester banner/brookview hope home Natalie Ruark, left, a representative of The Salvation Army is presented with just some — of the most recent — donations of packed purses dedicated for women in crisis need from Shell Hurley, right, of Brookview Hope Home.

BROOKVIEW — Brookview Hope Home recently donated packed purses to the Salvation Army in Cambridge. The purses packed with daily necessities will be distributed to women who seek the services of the recently installed Bair House located at the Salvation Army complex at 200 Washington St., Cambridge. The shelter is a welcome accomplishment for our […]