Cornish Park hosts science lessons

CAMBRIDGE — “Put some dirt in your pancake!” Rachel Plescha told a group of children seated around a picnic bench at Cornish Park on Saturday. But never fear, it wasn’t a recipe, at least not for eating. She was showing young scientists how to create seed balls out of absorbent bits of paper, dirt and […]

Council invited to visit summer reading program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council were invited to visit New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to see for themselves the work being done there for local children. Executive Director Theresa Stafford extended the invitation during the council’s meeting on June 2. She said her group is a non-profit organization that provides after-school […]

Cambridge Center enters fifth decade

CAMBRIDGE — Chesapeake College’s Cambridge Center embarked on its fifth decade on Thursday, when administrators, local politicians and business leaders gathered for a 40th anniversary celebration. College President Cliff Coppersmith spoke to the group, noting that there have been recent improvements in the physical plant and the processes used at Chesapeake, which offers two-year degrees […]

Dorchester 4-H horse teams compete – Widmaier is champion

CAMBRIDGE — On June 15, Dorchester County’s 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Teams competed at the statewide contest held at the Howard County Fair Grounds. Horse Judging allows youth to test their knowledge and skills of horse conformation and riding sports by judging and placing live horse show classes, and Hippology, directly derived, means “the […]

Mace’s Lane Middle School hosts ‘Steptacular’

CAMBRIDGE — On May 18, Mace’s Lane Middle School’s Tiger A.M.B.U.S.H (Ambitious – Motivated – Bold – Motivated – Scholarly – Humble) Step Team hosted the inaugural Eastern Shore Steptacular at Cambridge -South Dorchester High School. This was the first step show that was hosted on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The gymnasium floor became the battle […]

Educators honored at ceremony

CAMBRIDGE — Educators and staff of Dorchester County Public Schools were recognized for their years – decades, in fact – of service to local children during a ceremony June 4 at Mace’s Lane Middle School. Fourteen retirees were thanked for all they have did for the county’s students. Service awards went to 55 employees for […]

North Dorchester’s Eagles fly from nest

SHILOH — “Worked hard. Had fun. Made history,” Jocelyn Meyers said Thursday. The North Dorchester High School Class of 2019 president was quoting the class motto in her welcoming address to the packed auditorium at the school. She and her fellow seniors did indeed make history, being the last ones to finish their high school […]

C-SD Class of 2019 graduates

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School presented its commencement ceremony on May 29. Principal W. David Bromwell was the master of ceremonies for C-SD’s graduating class of 164 individuals and their families in the C-SD gymnasium. Principal Bromwell pointed out that nearly 4.3 million dollars in scholarship money was claimed by the C-SD class of […]

BREAKING: Board of Ed to announce new superintendent

CAMBRIDGE – The Board of Education of Dorchester County announced Thursday that a special meeting will be held Friday to announce the appointment of the interim superintendent. Dr. Diana Mitchell has resigned as superintendent. The finalists for the post are Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal Dave Bromwell and Caroline County Supervisor of Instruction Lisa Hopkins. […]

C-SDHS Band, Chorus win awards

CAMBRIDGE — The band and chorus of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School won the coveted Esprit de Corps award at the recent Music in the Parks Festival held in Hershey, Pa. The award, for which all participating groups were eligible, was presented to the top school who “demonstrated proper social behavior as well as musical behavior/encouragement. […]