Task Force announces Chris Herren public event

CAMBRIDGE — Working in conjunction with the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force and the George B. Todd Fund, Dorchester Goes Purple has scheduled Chris Herren to present to all High and Middle School students in Dorchester County in May of this year. Chris Herren is a former professional basketball player, a voice on the topic […]

Walbridge retires from UM Shore Regional Health

EASTON — Diane Walbridge, director, Acute Care and Emergency Services, Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton, recently retired from UM Shore Regional Health after more than 43 years of service in the organization’s Nursing and Patient Care Services. Senior leaders and scores of nurses, nursing assistants, techs, managers and team members from several departments […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events noted

EASTON — For All Seasons, which is the only Rape Crisis Center on the Mid Shore, is holding several events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual violence happens in all communities. The month-long awareness activities will include exhibits […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council issued a proclamation April 2, declaring April to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For All Seasons, Inc. Executive Director Beth Ann Langrall and Sexual Assault Advocate Roshonda Bolden received the proclamation. “The reality is, it’s here in our community,” Ms. Langrall said. For All Seasons is a […]

Yoga with horses (and a donkey)

submitted to dorchester banner Duncan the donkey is usually in the middle of everything and the Yoga with Horses event was no exception. Windy Way Horses owner Annie Trice also heads a non-profit therapy program, Courageous Hearts Horsemanship, that raises funds from special events, like yoga.

HURLOCK — Lots of people are practicing Yoga. But with horses? With a donkey? Angela Phillips Thomas recently taught Yoga in the barn at Windy Way Horses outside of Hurlock. Angela co-owns Overboard Paddle and Fitness LLC and teaches fitness classes. Her son rides in one of the programs Windy Way owner Annie Trice offers. […]

Kim Gibbons-Neff – A fitness wake-up call

Submitted to Dorchester Banner Kim Gibbons-Neff decided to challenge herself with a new fitness plan after recovering from an injury. She is seen with her husband Henner, sons Grayson and Hayden, and daughter Alden.

EASTON — One day last June, Kim Gibbons-Neff, a speech therapist at Easton Elementary School, along with a few other teachers, decided to jump into a freeze-tag-dodgeball type of game with their students. During the game, she was stunned by a pop in the back of her leg, immediate tightness, and then searing pain that […]

$100,000 pledge benefits Clark Comprehensive Breast Center

Shown in front of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center are from left: Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Brittany Krautheim, CRNP, breast care nurse practitioner; Mike Meoli, owner/operator, The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s®; Roberta Lilly, MD, medical director, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center; Graham Lee, vice president, Philanthropy, UM SRH; and Brian Leutner, vice president, Clinical and Ambulatory Services.

EASTON — The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s® and local owner/operator Mike Meoli recently pledged $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Providing support to patients during their cancer journey is personal for Mr. Meoli as his wife of 24 […]

Olivi named director of diagnostic imaging

submitted to dorchester banner/UM SRH Penny Olivi joined UM SRH last month as director, Diagnostic Imaging.

EASTON — Penny Olivi has joined UM Shore Regional Health as director, Diagnostic Imaging. Ms. Olivi brings 17 years’ experience as senior administrator and senior director at the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore. Previously, she served as director of Imaging for York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and as practice […]

Health Dept. gets $675K federal grant

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department has been awarded a three-year $675,145 Federal grant from the US Office of Justice Programs to support the “Connecting For Success” program. This funding falls under the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention’s Second Chance Act, to address the needs of incarcerated parents with minor children. Research […]

SunburstPharm opens in Cambridge

Dorchester Banner/Paul clipper SunburstPharm CEO Darryl Hill, center, and General Manager Michael Dunaway gave tours of the dispensary’s showroom and its products.

CAMBRIDGE — The county’s newest business, SunburstPharm, opened on Jan. 30. The medical marijuana dispensary began treating patients and providing tours. The site at 603 Meteor Ave. is part of a shift in public perception of marijuana and its derivative medicines, which provide relief from a variety of ailments. “One of the things we focus […]