Hurlock fire building could serve as community center

HURLOCK — In his report at the July 8 Hurlock town meeting, Mayor Michael Henry noted he has completed all the requirements for the Academy of Excellence and will officially graduate in September. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) is a founding partner of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a voluntary certificate training program […]

Fall Fest volunteer retires after 20 years

HURLOCK — For over 19 years Hurlock resident Maria Bona contributed time and considerable talent to organizing vendors for the town’s annual Fall Festival. The job is, according to many, similar to herding cats. The time has come for this dedicated volunteer to leave Hurlock and move to Monkton, on the Western Shore where she […]

Company donates wash of fire truck

HURLOCK — Washing a car is not such a difficult or complicated task. But how about a tower truck? A couple of years ago the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. (HVFC) purchased a million dollar tower truck or aerial platform. The tower reaches about 100’ in the air, is a huge piece of equipment, and not […]

Hurlock recognizes outstanding service

HURLOCK — Recognition for outstanding service to the community was front and center at the May 12 Hurlock Town Council meeting. Mayor Michael Henry noted that May 13-18 was national Police Week and May 15 was Police Day. In 1962 Pres. Lyndon Johnson declared Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of peace officers killed in […]

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 […]