SunburstPharm opens medical cannabis site

submitted to dorchestere banner/amy steward Pictured is the exterior of Sunburst Pharm, a state-of-the art licensed medicinal marijuana dispensary, located at 603 Meteor Ave. in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — SunburstPharm, a state-of-the art licensed medicinal marijuana dispensary, is opening for business on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its location at 603 Meteor Ave. in Cambridge. The new company will offer expert guidance and top-rated medicinal cannabis products for Maryland Medical Cannabis Patients. Studies have shown that 92 percent […]

Industry need prompts marine tech training

sbmitted to dorchester banner/chesapeake college Chesapeake College is establishing a marine technician lab on the Wye Mills Campus. Pictured here are Anthony Depasquale, Rob Marsh, Cliff Coppersmith, John McNally, and Tom Ellis.

WYE MILLS — In response to area employer demand, Chesapeake College is launching marine technician training designed to prepare students for careers in the marine service industry. “With abundant waterways and marine industry heritage, the Eastern Shore needs technicians to support both commercial and recreational boating,” said President Cliff Coppersmith. “We’re committed to meeting the […]

Events share best practices for boatyard, marina operators

Marinas are important economic engines on the Eastern Shore. Seminars will be offered to help their owners and operators to run them efficiently.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites marine facility managers to a series of free seminars in February. Staff will introduce the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative to participants, review commonly needed marina permits and provide resources for all operators and owners to improve their boatyards, docks and marinas. Events are being held from […]

Globe’s Groove coming to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Downtown Cambridge kicks off 2019 with a special event, Globe’s Groove, a pop-up exhibition of dazzling show posters at Gallery 447. The event, which runs Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m., will highlight the work of Globe Poster, the legendary printing company known for creating classic posters for the likes of James Brown and […]

Locals give to help the needy

CAMBRIDGE – Even with businesses, it’s not always about making money. Sometimes, it’s about giving things away. Volunteers demonstrated that again this year, with their Dorchester Santa Toy Drive. “We are an organization formed by business owners and young community members to support the Salvation Army in bringing joy to family’s lives at Christmas,” a […]

Choptank Electric Trust gives over $4 million

DENTON – The Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., funded by Choptank Electric Cooperative and its members through Operation Round Up®, reached its $4 million donation milestone this past spring. The Choptank Electric Trust distributes funds raised by members back into local communities here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Since 2004, the goal of Operation Round Up® is […]

Banner unveils 2019 Dorchester profile

CAMBRIDGE – It’s good to know there’s so much going on in Dorchester County. A look at the 2019 Dorchester County Profile, “Water Moves Us,” is enough to confirm that local commercial activity is gaining momentum. The directory was compiled, as in past years, by Banner Editor Paul Clipper and Advertising Manager Dave Cannon. Local […]

‘Chase the Blue Crab’ wins tourism contest

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Tourism joined with six partners to win $50,000 in promotional exposure from the Maryland Office of Tourism in the first-ever Crabtank on the Choptank competition. Their “Chase the Blue Crab” pitch was among 10 tourism marketing campaign ideas presented to the “Crab Tank” during the 38th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel […]

Comptroller Franchot promotes Shop Local

CAMBRIDGE—Maryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Cambridge on Friday, November 30, to meet with Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and visit Simmons Center Market to promote Shop Local in Maryland. Regarding the meeting, Comptroller Franchot stated, “We had a nice lunch over lobster, at Rock Lobstah, by Patrick, who also has High Spot. A nice little restaurant. […]

Downtown merchants host special promotions

CAMBRIDGE — Merchants in downtown Cambridge again this year host the 3rd annual Shop & Win! Promotion which thanks shoppers for helping to support local businesses during the holiday season. For every $20 spent at participating businesses like Sunnyside Shop, Honey Bee Trading, The Blue Awning, Black Water Bakery, Calista’s Boutique, Heart of Dorchester Antiques, […]