Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 5, 2020

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Grace Foundation of Taylors Island
A talk coming up about James Island, settled in the 1660s and was once home to a vibrant community. Once physically connected to Taylors Island, the island has now nearly disappeared into the waters. Lee Newcomb, whose family has a long history with the island, will share stories about the community and the island’s sika deer on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The free event happens at the Dorchester County Historical Society’s Robbins Heritage Center, 1003 Greenway Dr., Cambridge. The program is sponsored by the South Dorchester Folk Museum in cooperation with the DCHS.

From the pages of the Banner

25 years ago
Antwan Lake was selected as the Student of the Month in the Maryland’s Tomorrow Program. He was selected by teacher recommendations based upon attendance, behavior, grades and participation in school and community activities.

He is in the 10th grade at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, taking the college prep program of study. He is interested in chemistry and would like to major in it in college.

He is interested in Georgia tech or the University of Maryland. He plays both varsity football and basketball. During the summer, he works in Seaford, Delaware for the “Feed the Children” program.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Lake played college football at West Virginia University, and in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints. One of his jerseys hangs in the trophy case at C-SD.

50 years ago
The United Fund of Dorchester, Inc., held a special awards ceremony yesterday morning at the Cambridge Country Club. A special award went to Airpax Electronics and its employees who increased their giving to United Fund by 162 percent over the last year.

Radio Station WCEM and the Daily Banner were presented with plaques for their contributions.

100 years ago
From time to time, and particularly during the past week, one has seen numerous reports from all over the state of celebrations in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives in the late war, but, apparently Dorchester County citizens have forgotten that many of their brave boys made the supreme sacrifice.

So engrossed are most of the businessmen in making money that they have no time for such things, and yet these boys of ours gave their lives to make the business of these men safe. Is it not time that something were done?

Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Cecil, Wicomico, Somerset, in fact, nearly all of the counties of the state have done or are doing something.