Networking: Supporting local businesses is fundamental

Choosing a local business whenever possible is what allows communities to continue to grow and prosper, both financially and socially. One of the philosophies of the Chamber is that without a strong and growing business environment there will not be a strong sense of community and without a strong sense of community there cannot be […]

Oyster management plan begins in state

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has issued season limits for the 2019-2020 oyster harvesting season. Effective immediately, the 2019-20 season will begin Oct. 1, 2019 with no commercial harvesting on Wednesdays, and temporary closures to wild harvesting in certain areas where there is a low abundance of oysters, low natural spat set […]

11th Annual Alpaca Festival Sept. 21-22

PRESTON — Looking for something fun and unique to do with the family? Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm will celebrate its 11th Annual Fall Festival in Preston, Sept. 21 and 22. This event is held on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland and attendees will enjoy shopping, entertainment and the opportunity to meet these inquisitive and […]

Foresters concerned about ECI plans for natural gas

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva foresters are worried about the possible loss of one their biggest markets. Members of the Dorchester County Council heard a presentation Sept. 3 from representatives of the Maryland Forests Association (AFI), who told them that the planned conversion of the Eastern Correctional Institution’s (ECI) energy production from mostly wood chips to natural […]

Cambridge firm etches Ravens’ wings at M&T

CAMBRIDGE — When Baltimore Ravens fans attend this year’s first home game, they’ll be greeted by several new enhancements at M&T Bank Stadium that include a series of Cambridge Architectural metal mesh panels etched with a signature ravens wing on the building’s façade. Woven by Cambridge craftsmen on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the durable stainless mesh […]

Rotary learns about Junior Achievement

CAMBRIDGE – Jayme Hayes, president of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, spoke to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about the works of Junior Achievement and how they have impacted Dorchester County. The Organization covers Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties. “Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is a nonprofit dedicated to educating […]

Club learns about Junior Achievement program

CAMBRIDGE – Jayme Hayes, president of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, spoke to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about the works of Junior Achievement and how they have impacted Dorchester County. The Organization covers Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties. “Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is a nonprofit dedicated to educating […]

Harris calls for fair trade, better work ethic

SECRETARY — During a visit to the county on Aug. 12, Rep. Andy Harris (R-1) called for fair trade policies with the United States’ overseas markets, as well as a return to a strong work ethic among the American labor force. “China just won’t come to the table,” he said at the Dorchester Chamber of […]

Hoopers Island Oysters creates aquaculture exhibit at Hyatt

CAMBRIDGE — To celebrate National Oyster Day, Hoopers Island Oyster Co. and Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, recently unveiled a new aquaculture experience at the property. The exhibition features two elements: A demonstration of a working oyster farm at the River Marsh Marina and the ‘Oyster Room,’ an interpretive display located […]

2nd annual UGRR freedom regatta weekend

CAMBRIDGE — A group of Dorchester County teenagers learned about the history and contributions of African Americans in the maritime trades, over the weekend, as well as opportunities they may one day wish to pursue. The 2nd Annual Underground Railroad Freedom Regatta Weekend featured tours and activities at the Ruark Boatworks and Yacht Maintenance on […]