Robin Hood Shop marks 62nd birthday

Pretty outfits like this are available at the Robin Hood Shop.

CAMBRIDGE — The Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High St. in Cambridge, celebrated its 62nd birthday on March 19. Spring and summer clothing, jewelry, linens, furniture, and other household items were featured. The shop was closed on Saturday, and Monday, to restock and reorganize for this event. The shop’s purpose has remained the same […]

Four generations of skinners

Dorchester Banner/Paul Clipper Four generations of muskrat skinners gathered together at the Hoopers Island store recently. Left to right: Mark Flowers, Dusty Flowers, Dakota Abbott Flowers, Nellie Flowers, Justin Aaron, Kinsley Aaron and Rhonda Aaron.

SOUTH DORCHESTER – Surrounded by her family, Nellie Flowers, a youthful 91 years old, beams with satisfaction. Having your family members on hand is always a comfort to anyone, but this is not your average family. Miss Nellie, along with daughter and son Rhonda Aaron and Mark Flowers, Dusty Flowers and wife Dakota Abbott Flowers, […]

Former EMS Director Faith shares views

CAMBRIDGE — A former director of the county’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reached out to the Dorchester Banner last week, to offer his views and recollections of the job. Michael Faith was hired as director in 2012, a post he occupied for six months. Arriving with 25 years of experience on the western shore, he […]

Emotional worship highlights annual event

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Rev. Charles Cephas (standing center) applauds as Lt. Walter Holmes, right, presented an award to Capt. Kevin King, left, his partner in the gang awareness program, CHOICES.

HURLOCK – Every Black List awards ceremony has a different flavor; a different atmosphere. This year, on Feb. 23, it was an emotional tribute to God with liberal doses of humor and humility. Minister David Dickerson was master of ceremonies. He noted that even after nine years the Black List “still has many worthy people […]

City promotes accessibility awareness

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Gracie Turner, 10, supports the city's drive for disability access.

The City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Committee is spearheading an Accessibility Awareness Campaign to encourage business owners, citizens, and city government to make Cambridge fully welcoming and accessible to persons with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and ensures people with disabilities are provided the same safe and accessible opportunities in […]

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Three quit EMS; Acting director introduced

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services lost three of its leaders this week. The Dorchester Banner learned this morning that Lt. Dan Elbing resigned. During the day, anonymous sources informed the Banner that two others had left the agency. At the county council meeting tonight, the board confirmed that Lt. Michael Dempsey and Special […]

Meyers is Miss Outdoors 2019

17-year-old Jocelyn Meyers of Hurlock topped the competition at Friday night's Miss Outdoors Pageant in Golden Hill, winning both the talent competition and the title of Miss Outdoors for 2019. The first runner-up at the pageant was Katherine Bradshaw of Rhodesdale, and the second runner-up was Kyla Diggs of Hurlock. From the left are Kyla Diggs, Miss Outdoors 2018 Jordan LeCompte, Jocelyn Meyers and Katherine Bradshaw.

GOLDEN HILL – 17-year-old Jocelyn Meyers of Hurlock bested the competition at Friday night’s Miss Outdoors Pageant in Golden Hill, winning both the talent competition and the title of Miss Outdoors for 2019. Jocelyn faced tough competition in a field of 10 girls vying for this year’s title. The annual National Outdoor Show features not […]

Council is asked to increase funding for animal welfare

Cammie Lewis

CAMBRIDGE — Volunteers concerned with the welfare of animals in Dorchester updated the county council Feb. 19 on their activities. Cammie Lewis, Troi Lynn and others first spoke to the board on Feb. 5, after seeing a dog left outdoors in cold weather. At the Feb. 19 meeting, Ms. Lewis told council members that she […]

Community invited to plan revitalization

submitted to dorchester banner/habitat choptank Lynette Wongus and Rhodana Fields mark a location on the community map during discussion of the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Also pictured are LaShon Foster and Portia Johnson Ennels.

CAMBRIDGE — The City of Cambridge and their partners are taking the next step in the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (the Plan) by launching community outreach and engagement efforts and scheduling public community vision sessions. The partners want to hear from everyone. Community outreach and engagement will be conducted throughout the planning process and serve […]

Pets On Wheels visit the Hurlock Library

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Thirteen year old Luna, in her fashionable raincoat, and owner Linda Furey listen to a 3rd grader read a story at Warwick Elementary School.

HURLOCK — Awww, come on. Dogs can’t read so how can they help kids read? According to the owners of a trio of outstanding dogs, all of whom are part of Pets on Wheels (POW) Delmarva, the program to encourage reading among school age children works. Ask the teachers at Warwick Elementary School in Secretary, […]