Hoopers Island Oyster Co. unveils 2nd edition tin

CAMBRIDGE — Honoring the proud tradition of Maryland’s skipjacks and working watermen, Hoopers Island Oyster Co. debuted its 2018 commemorative oyster tin at a reception during Second Saturday festivities on Nov. 10 at Black Water Bakery in downtown Cambridge. Company officials were joined by the board of the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester to unveil the […]

Starbucks store opens, Rosato mural is unveiled

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Artist Michael Rosato, at center left in the gray jacket, was joined by city and county dignitaries for the unveiling of his latest work, “Marsh Song,” at Cambridge Marketplace.

CAMBRIDGE – The local economy took another step forward on Oct. 31, when the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Starbucks store. The business is located in Cambridge Marketplace on U.S. 50, where development is continuing. When that celebration concluded, many of those present took a short walk over to […]

Habitat Choptank ReStore celebrating eight years

EASTON — The Habitat for Humanity Choptank ReStore, located at 8610 Commerce Drive in Easton, just off the bypass near Target, is preparing to celebrate its eighth anniversary with an open house on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers and donors will enjoy food, special discounts on a wide variety of merchandise, […]

Business inspires visitors to appreciate local heritage

CHURCH CREEK — Captain Dave Schauber has fished and crabbed on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries ever since he was a child and his own children have done the same. That deep-rooted affinity for the landscape, waterscape and heritage of Dorchester County has driven his business, Sawyer Fishing Charters, for the past 27 years. […]

Solar: Council approves one of two solar jobs

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Council approved by a 4-1 vote a solar power project south of Hurlock. Members Don Satterfield (District 1), William Nichols (District 2), Ricky Travers (District 3) and Tom Bradshaw (District 5), were in favor. Rick Price (District 4) was opposed. The vote was specifically for allowing Todd Solar LLC to […]

2018-2019 oyster season opened on Oct. 1

ANNAPOOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018-2019 public oyster harvest season opened Oct. 1 and will run through March 31, 2019. Opening month is reserved for divers and watermen using patent and shaft tongs, as well as recreational oystering. During the season, recreational oyster harvesting is open to any Maryland resident […]

Author meets Elliott Island and falls in love

ELLIOTT ISLAND – Dogwood Ridge Books is rooted in years that Ann Foley spent as a freelance journalist in the Washington, D.C., area. Dogwood Ridge — the name of her business — comes from the high piece of land that runs along Fishing Bay in southern Dorchester County — the remote piece of land where […]

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 […]