Community Day held at Friendship Park

EAST NEW MARKET — After a day of tornado watches, severe storm warnings, and high winds, on April 27 the sky cleared, the sun came out and while it was breezy, nothing deterred the celebration of this year’s East New Market Community Day at Friendship Park. The traditional pet parade was adorable as usual and […]

Zinnel is Teacher of the Year 2019

EAST NEW MARKET — An air of anticipation permeated the room at the East New Market firehouse on April 2. Seats were filled and the crowd waited eagerly to hear who was named Teacher of the Year and who was voted 2019 First-Class Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Program, initiated nationally […]

Oldest Hurlock American Legion recruit is 87

HURLOCK — In 1932 the American Legion formed the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) to teach the children of veterans the principles of “justice, freedom and democracy” and to help prepare the youth for success. Little did the founders think that in 2019 an 87-year-old recruit would be inducted into the organization. But Giovanni […]

Council learns about small cell tower expansion

Internet Bing Image “Small cell tower is a junkyard on a pole” according to some. There are many versions of towers, however, some are smaller than others.

HURLOCK – Small cell towers. It sounds innocuous. Even kind of cute. But the prospect of small cell towers dotting the urban landscape is far from cute. It has raised an issue that pits cities and counties against the huge wireless giants. There are proponents and opponents on both sides and the topic was discussed […]

Yoga with horses (and a donkey)

submitted to dorchester banner Duncan the donkey is usually in the middle of everything and the Yoga with Horses event was no exception. Windy Way Horses owner Annie Trice also heads a non-profit therapy program, Courageous Hearts Horsemanship, that raises funds from special events, like yoga.

HURLOCK — Lots of people are practicing Yoga. But with horses? With a donkey? Angela Phillips Thomas recently taught Yoga in the barn at Windy Way Horses outside of Hurlock. Angela co-owns Overboard Paddle and Fitness LLC and teaches fitness classes. Her son rides in one of the programs Windy Way owner Annie Trice offers. […]

Secretary supports Volunteer Fire Company

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Sam Yockey, vice president of the Secretary Volunteer Fire Co. accepts a donation from Mayor Melissa Dennis as “thanks” for the job they do in protecting area residents. From left: Mayor Dennis, Commissioners Gary Burkey and Jennifer Beletsky (seated); fire company volunteers Mr. Yockey, Kenny Abott, Tyler Edger, and Deanna Dashield.

SECRETARY — Secretary Volunteer Fire Co. Vice President Sam Yockey received a donation from Mayor Melissa Dennis on behalf of town officials at the March 4 commission meeting. The mayor said, “Thank you for everything you do,” to which Mr. Yockey responded, “Thank you, too. We look forward to a continuing, outstanding relationship. We are […]

Emotional worship highlights annual event

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Rev. Charles Cephas (standing center) applauds as Lt. Walter Holmes, right, presented an award to Capt. Kevin King, left, his partner in the gang awareness program, CHOICES.

HURLOCK – Every Black List awards ceremony has a different flavor; a different atmosphere. This year, on Feb. 23, it was an emotional tribute to God with liberal doses of humor and humility. Minister David Dickerson was master of ceremonies. He noted that even after nine years the Black List “still has many worthy people […]

Pets On Wheels visit the Hurlock Library

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Thirteen year old Luna, in her fashionable raincoat, and owner Linda Furey listen to a 3rd grader read a story at Warwick Elementary School.

HURLOCK — Awww, come on. Dogs can’t read so how can they help kids read? According to the owners of a trio of outstanding dogs, all of whom are part of Pets on Wheels (POW) Delmarva, the program to encourage reading among school age children works. Ask the teachers at Warwick Elementary School in Secretary, […]

Lost at sea: 80 years after the tragic Bay accident

submitted to dorchester banner/george wheatley jr. The sole survivor of a powerful winter storm on Feb. 3, 1939, George Wheatley was pulled from the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay after hurricane force winds tore through the Oyster Fleet and capsized three skipjacks. The then 18-year-old deckhand was born in 1930 and passed away in 2009 after a life on the water.

Ahh, sailing under blue skies with the hint of a breeze – just enough to fill the sails and scoot over the Bay to a secluded cove for the weekend. Calm waters with no hint of wind driven, white capped waves. Oh, maybe a brief shower and 15 knot winds would be exciting for a […]

Hurlock receives workplace safety award

HURLOCK — At the Dec. 10 Hurlock council meeting town manager John Avery announced that Hurlock was one of only 14 2018 recipients of the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company’s Premier Partner workplace safety award. The company offers workman’s compensation insurance for about 10,000 Maryland employers. Mr. Avery said he is very proud of the town’s […]