Harrell warns of vaping danger

CAMBRIDGE — County Health Officer Roger Harrell warned of the dangers posed by the practice of vaping at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Dorchester County Council. Mr. Harrell said that while hard data is not available locally, there have been deaths nationwide attributed to the habit. Vaping, short for “vapor,” is a method of […]

Event urges handicapped accessibility

CAMBRIDGE — Music, food, vendors and displays attracted many residents to the corner of Cedar and Race streets on Saturday, where, along with the fun, they learned the serious nature of the event. The Cambridge Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee held its first Accessibility Awareness Fair. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and […]

Sunset Yoga slated for Oct. 25 in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Yoga lovers can now sign on for a special session coming up on the waterfront in Cambridge on Oct. 25. Heather Rupp of the award-winning Ebb Tide Wellness Studio in Easton will lead the vinyasa class outside the Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf. Afterward, the Lighthouse will welcome participants to enjoy sunset […]

Health system supports Go Purple campaign

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health team members, systemwide, wore purple on Sept. 6, in support of monthlong Go Purple campaigns in the health care system’s service area, which includes Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Team members wore purple and posed for photos at the health care system’s three hospitals […]

DCS breaks ground on major expansion

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS) leaders and supporters broke ground Thursday on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center, the focal point of the Chesapeake Grove Continuing Care Community. The facility will offer state-of-the-art senior and intergenerational services to the region, and is the first of its kind on the Eastern Shore. Among […]

Evelyn’s Soda Shoppe open for business

CAMBRIDGE — Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care celebrated 30 years in business with a ribbon cutting opening Evelyn’s Soda Shoppe. The Dorchester Chamber of Commerce scissors were wielded by the Pleasant Thoughts Editor and “Soda Jerk” Andrew Todd. While visitors drank mini-size cans of Coke and ate miniature drum sticks, some visitors pushed all […]

Free prostate cancer screening is offered

EASTON — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States aside from non-melanoma skin cancer. About one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. About six […]

Cardiac Intervention Center earns honors

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Cardiac Intervention Center (CIC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus STEMI Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart […]

350 attend ‘For All Seasons’ block party

EASTON — For All Seasons in Easton, hosted its first Neighborhood Block Party with over 350 people in attendance enjoying picnic food, information, games, and free school supplies. For All Seasons serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot counties. For All Seasons Rape Crisis Center offers certified sexual assault victim advocates; counseling and support […]

Delmarva Endoscopy opens in Ocean Pines

JAMISON, Pa. — Physicians Endoscopy (PE), along with the Peninsula Regional Health System and its Peninsula Regional Medical Center, announce the opening of Delmarva Endoscopy Center in Ocean Pines, at the Ocean Pines Health Pavilion. The Delmarva Endoscopy Center is a full-service facility that saw its first patients on July 16. It operates a fully […]