‘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, […]

SBA visits local veteran-owned companies

CAMBRIDGE — Small Business Administration Regional Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Michelle Christian visited veteran-owned companies on the Mid-Shore on Tuesday. The trip was “to thank them for their service and recognize them for their business success and contributions to the local and state economies,” a statement from the SBA said. In Dorchester, stops included the […]

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 […]