Collison to manage Lewis store

NECK DISTRICT — The John Lewis General Store, a venerable watering hole in the countryside west of Cambridge known as the Neck District, is to reopen on Oct. 1, after a hiatus of two years, under new management, new ownership and a new name. On Thursday, Jacob Collison, 22, will leave his job as a […]

Mid-Atlantic’s only Ironman Race returns to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County will once again roll out the red carpet for 2,000 endurance athletes participating in the 5th Annual IRONMAN Maryland on Sept. 29. Representing 59 countries – the largest international delegation to date – the athletes will be welcomed by thousands of volunteers, IRONClub sponsors, businesses and residents along the 140.6-mile course […]

Dorchester Goes Purple frequently asked questions

This is a follow up to last month’s article on Dorchester Goes Purple (DGP) with the objective to provide answers to several questions that have been raised regarding the program. Q: Why Purple, are you not Redskins fans? A: The project is fashioned after Project Purple, the nonprofit organization Chris Herren founded to help break […]

Local waterman offers crabbing, fishing trips

NECK DISTRICT — Although it’s been several years since he last taught at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, local waterman Fred Pomeroy has never left the classroom. Today, Captain Fred, the owner-operator of Stoney Cove Charters, takes visiting families on the Little Choptank River and teaches them how to dip for crabs on a commercial-length trotline. […]

Hyatt Resort and Marina recognized

CAMBRIDGE – Hyatt Chesapeake announces their recognition in the 2018 Best of the Bay, announced by Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Over 1,000 peopled voted for their favorite things to do, eat and see along the Eastern Shore, in three categories, living, boating, and food and drink. Blue Point Provision Company, one of Hyatt Chesapeake Bay’s six […]

Local Farmers’ Market receives community support

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is thriving! Since the kick off of the new season at Long Wharf, everyone has been pleased to see the amazing support of the community! The market is free to the public. For many years, Cambridge has been known for their quality of food. Throughout the season, the local […]

Suicide Bridge Restaurant keeps getting bigger

SECRETARY — When Dave Nickerson decided to open a small restaurant on Cabin Creek near Secretary, in 1983, he was looking for a venue to feature prepared dishes of the local fish, crabs and oysters that his company, Cambridge-based Kool Ice & Seafood Company, sold over the counter. He saw the potential for realizing his […]

Food trucks are hot topic

HURLOCK — The challenge of licensing and regulating food trucks in town continued to be a hot button issue at the Hurlock Council’s July 23 meeting. The problem is designing regulations to control a potential influx of food trucks. Questions remain: How many food sources can a town of 2,100 support? If the trucks are […]

Postcards mailed for Tax Credit Awareness

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is urging Marylanders to consider whether they may be eligible to receive a homeowners’ or renters’ property tax credit and to submit an application before the Sept. 1 deadline. As part of this awareness campaign, last week SDAT mailed 77,544 postcards to low-income Maryland […]

Comptroller comments on tax deadbeats

CAMBRIDGE — Comptroller Peter Franchot recently announced the names of the top 25 businesses and 20 individuals collectively owing $12.7 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the State of Maryland. The Comptroller’s Office publishes the top scofflaws on the agency’s website in a public attempt to get those on the list to pay […]