EMS asks county for protective gear

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County Council heard a request Aug. 7 from Jason Trego of the Chiefs’ Committee of the Volunteer Fireman’s Association for protective gear for Emergency Medical Services personnel. “They have no protection,” Mr. Trego said. “The need is there. We feel they need to be protected.” He told council members […]

Equine therapy program focuses on the disabled

RIDGELY — Dogs, and occasionally even cats, have comforted the disabled for years. Whether physical, mental, or emotional disabilities may be alleviated with the affection of another type of animal. Horses! Equines, including not only full size 1,000 lb. horses, but also “minis,” ponies, and donkeys now participate in physical therapy, building self confidence, and […]

Trailblazers become Tooth Fairy’s helpers

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Trailblazers 4-H Club assisted the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) in preparing over 700 dental health kits for the Tooth Fairy’s Helper to distribute to children on the Eastern Shore. Each kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, flossers, timer, sticker, and educational material to promote good oral hygiene. The former […]

State supports aging at home

CAMBRIDGE – A generation or two ago, folks could expect to work hard for 40 years, retire, and maybe not be around too long afterwards. That’s not the case anymore. People are living longer, and often in better health, than they used to. So as lifestyles change, ways of thinking might need to evolve as […]

YMCA renamed for local benefactors

CAMBRIDGE – “To me, it’s just Dave and Polly’s house,” Len Foxwell Sr. said. Mr. Foxwell was speaking July 17 at the renaming of the Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Family YMCA in Cambridge. The event was attended by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, local and state leaders, as well as many members of the […]

Sporting Clays Classic aids breast cancer center

QUEENSTOWN — The 4th Annual Sporting Clays Classic held June 9 at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown was a great success, netting $78,847 to benefit the Wellness for Women community outreach program, provided by the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Sporting […]

Hospice, SU partner for Camp Safe Harbor

SALISBURY – Camp Safe Harbor, a bereavement day camp held at Salisbury University for children ages 6 to 12, became a safe and loving place recently for children to heal and open up about their loss. Coastal Hospice staff and volunteers, as well as staff and students from SU’s Social Work Department, worked together to […]

Event benefits prostate cancer treatment

CAMBRIDGE — The 10th annual David Whitby Memorial Golf Tournament, held at the River Marsh Golf Club in Cambridge on May 14, benefited programs and patients of the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Founded by Gary and Janet Wright 10 years ago after Janet’s brother, David Whitby, died from prostate cancer, the tournament […]

Behavioral Health reports to County Council

CAMBRIDGE – Executive Director of Mid-Shore Behavioral Health (MSBH) Katie Dilley reported to the Dorchester County Council on June 19 on her organization’s work over the past year, including its fight against opioid addiction. She said, “MSBH’s mission is to continually improve the provision of behavioral health services for residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen […]

Blackwater Adventures: Love for the Chesapeake

CAMBRIDGE — When Jay and Susan Meredith decided to start Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventures in 2002, the tourism industry in Dorchester County was just beginning. The Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Resort had just been built and Blackwater Refuge was becoming a frequent destination for city folks searching for a weekend nature fix. Today, the Merediths’ […]