DCTC SkillsUSA Chapter gets national recognition

CAMBRIDGE — The SkillsUSA chapter at Dorchester Career and Technical Center has been named one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” for 2018, the only Maryland school to win this coveted designation. The school is also one of eight finalists for one of SkillsUSA’s top national awards. One of the […]

German students tour Dorchester businesses

CAMBRIDGE — A group of German college students spent last week touring businesses in Dorchester County, in an ongoing exchange program between Dorchester County and our “sister” county of Dueren, Germany. The students and a supervisor are selected to continue their studies by looking at the American way, and in this case, the Dorchester County […]

Dorchester is first to join new apprenticeship program

CAMBRIDGE – Big news – it was announced July 17 that Dorchester County will be the first Maryland county to join the newly expanded Apprenticeship Maryland Program. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford visited the Board of Education Tuesday afternoon, along with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland State Department of […]

NDHS replacement is still on schedule

Construction Schedule Phase 1: Oct. 2016-May 2017 Site work, geothermal, sports fields Phase 2: June 2017-June 2019 Building construction Phase 3: May 2019-Oct. 2019 Parking lot, bus loop; demolition of existing buildings Phase 4: August 2019-May 2020 Parking lot, site restoration SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has reached 60 percent of […]

Report sightings with DolphinWatch app

SOLOMONS ­— Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are asking Marylanders to report dolphin sightings in the Chesapeake Bay this Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer. Whether from land or sea, porpoise spotters can download the free Chesapeake DolphinWatch app for iPhone and Android and report the time and […]

Four young ladies introduced to society

EASTON — On June 2, four young ladies of the Mid-Shore area donned beautiful white gowns and bright smiles as they were introduced to society during the second Pearls of the Eastern Shore Debutante Cotillion sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Theta Omega chapter. • Kalyn Marie Hopkins, a 2018 graduate of Colonel […]

School nurses facing challenging times

CAMBRIDGE — “A lot of people think we just give out pills, but that’s not true,” School Health Program Supervisor Carolyn Hallowell, RN said June 19. Ms. Hallowell was speaking to the members of the Dorchester County Council, asking the commissioners to provide as much support as they could to the increasingly complex tasks performed […]

Maple Elementary Band holds year-end banquet

CAMBRIDGE – Let’s call it the Marching Tigers’ 2017-18 Tour. The members of Maple Elementary School’s band celebrated the end of the school year – and their tour – with a banquet Friday at the Dorchester Arts Center. The children brought their parents and fans to celebrate with their teachers and especially Band Director Ray […]

Character Counts awards Clark Scholarships

EASTON – Character Counts Mid Shore (CCMS) awarded three A. James Clark Character Counts Citizenship Scholarships to recent high school graduates in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties. The Clark Scholarship is based on the quality of volunteer work a graduating senior has performed throughout their middle and high school years. Over 20 scholarships were submitted […]

CMS Triathlon group awards scholarships

CAMBRIDGE – Chris Markin, president of the Cambridge Multi-Sport (CMS) Triathlon Group, in Cambridge, recently announced that the scholarship committee has presented awards to four Dorchester County students, graduating seniors from North Dorchester High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. “We are extremely excited to find young scholar athletes who are so committed to their […]