Cruise ship enlivens Cambridge Creek

CAMBRIDGE — “Hey, what’s that?” was heard along the streets and waterfront of this Choptank River town on Friday, and for good reason. The “American Constitution” had come to visit, and it was quite a sight. The small – compared to others, but seems pretty big otherwise – cruise ship was docked at Long Wharf […]

Qlarant gives time, money to Habitat Choptank

CAMBRIDGE – On April 24, staff of Qlarant visited Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, where dozens of workers volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Choptank. They spent a day working on several blocks of downtown Cambridge, picking up trash, working in Waugh’s community garden, and cleaning out a burned building. Qlarant (rhymes with “parent”) is a […]

Information session on farmland acquisition

EASTON — The agricultural industry is known for having significant barriers to entry, namely the high cost of farmland and other capital needs, but a newly-funded program is available to help bring about the next generation of farmers. On May 3, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) and the Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corp. […]

East New Market says ‘no’ to Dollar General

EAST NEW MARKET — At the April 10 East New Market meeting commissioners decided the fate of a proposed Dollar General store at the intersection of Rtes. 16 and 392. John Camp from Oxford Chase Development, Inc. presented the possibility at a February work session. The decision was “no.” At the March town meeting Mr. […]

New businesses popping up in Dorchester

Submitted to dorchester banner/dorchester tourism Beth Kline and Mary Ann McNamara, now full time residents of Cambridge, will open their new home and garden goods store, The Blue Awning at 430 Race St., on April 14.

  CAMBRIDGE — While ‘old man winter’ tries to keep his icy grip on the Eastern Shore, things are heating up in Dorchester County with the opening of new businesses in Cambridge in the coming weeks. “If spring signals new beginnings, then Dorchester is poised to enjoy the first wave of almost a dozen shops, […]

Cambridge increases property taxes

CAMBRIDGE – Commissioners decided unanimously on March 26 to accept a slight increase in revenue. City Manager Sandra Jones-Trippe’s recommendation, as stated on the agenda, was to, “Approve maintenance of the current real property and personal property tax rates, allowing property tax to grow over constant yield level based on growth in base not rates.” […]

Hyatt Regency to exclusively feature new RAR brew

CAMBRIDGE – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has partnered with RaR Brewing to introduce “Off The Rook,” a 5.8 percent ABV American Pale Ale sold exclusively on property. Off The Rook is a full-flavored beer with citrus and tropical forward flavor, as well as a clean malt bill that pairs perfectly with the menus at all […]

New Mitchum’s Tavern opens in Trappe

From the left, owners of Mitchum's Tavern G.L. Fronk, Todd Van Geluwe and Patrick Fanning are ready to welcome guests to their new restaurant in Trappe.

TRAPPE – There’s a new actor on the Mid-Shore’s culinary scene. Mitchum’s Tavern opened on March 16 in this Talbot County town, offering local ingredients in a cinematic ambiance spiced with movie posters featuring its namesake, Hollywood star Robert Mitchum. The actor once owned property and lived in the town when he wasn’t busy making […]

Council rejects move to limit city auction

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Owner of Foxwell’s Auction Shane Foxwell gestured during his comments to commissioners at the Cambridge City Council meeting on March 5.

CAMBRIDGE – At a public hearing March 5, the Cambridge City Council unanimously rejected Ordinance 1115, which would have allowed Foxwell’s Auction to operate in the Metro building as a special exception. Owners Shane and Buddy Foxwell had opposed the ordinance in a series of meetings. The Foxwells questioned why, after 40 years of operation, […]

Shopping center will soon open

Charlie Fairchild

CAMBRIDGE – The Cambridge Marketplace project has completed the initial stage of its development and is approaching a grand opening in April, Fairchild Properties, LLC President Charlie Fairchild said on Friday. When all construction is completed, probably in 2020, the site will feature stores, restaurants and a Shore Health medical facility. But some businesses will […]