Plans for Mace’s Lane School move forward

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Mace’s Lane Community Center Steering Committee met with planners at the boarded-up Mace’s Lane School last month as they continued their work to develop a Mace’s Lane Community Center Museum. The Steering Committee is commissioned to re-purpose the former Mace’s Lane High School building into a center that fosters inclusive […]

Bill seeks to honor WWI vets of color

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced new bipartisan legislation to honor WWI Veterans of color with local veterans, historians, and community members at the Cambridge Empowerment Center. The World War I Valor Medals Review Act will ensure that veterans of color who served during WWI are honored and that their […]

Oldest Hurlock American Legion recruit is 87

HURLOCK — In 1932 the American Legion formed the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) to teach the children of veterans the principles of “justice, freedom and democracy” and to help prepare the youth for success. Little did the founders think that in 2019 an 87-year-old recruit would be inducted into the organization. But Giovanni […]

Banner honors volunteers, public servants

CAMBRIDGE — On March 27, the Dorchester Banner once again honored local figures who have made extraordinary contributions to community life, whether through their volunteer work or their professions. Hometown Heroes 2019 was held in the newly renovated American Legion Post 91, before a full room of family, friends and admirers. Dorchester Banner/Dave RyanHosts of […]

Robin Hood Shop: 62 years of service

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Volunteers at the Robin Hood Shop in Cambridge received a certificate of commendation from Ryan Snow, who represented the office of Gov. Larry Hogan. The presentation took place March 19, during a celebration of the shop’s 62 years of support for the Dorchester General Hospital (DGH) Auxiliary. In front from the left are DGH Foundation President Ida Jane Baker, President Nancy Duvall, Chairman Debbie Thomas, Mr. Snow, Shop Manager Cathy Gullion, Francis Strohmer and Patti Blankley. In back from the left are Harry George III and Becki Herbert.

CAMBRIDGE — It takes more to heal a patient than just medicine and procedures – kindness and the support of a community are vital, as well. The volunteers at the Robin Hood Shop in Cambridge know that as well as anyone, and they have been giving their time for decades to help fund the Dorchester […]

MAA Association honors Cambridge native Foxwell

Dr. Milford M. Foxwell Jr. stands by the room in Davidge Hall named in his honor.

CAMBRIDGE — On Nov. 7, 2018 the Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors sponsored an intimate room dedication and sign unveiling ceremony for Milford M. “Mickey” Foxwell Jr., who recently retired (March 31, 2019) as associate dean for admissions, a position he has held since 1989. The ceremony followed a MAA Board of Directors action […]

Secretary supports Volunteer Fire Company

dorchester banner/susan m. bautz Sam Yockey, vice president of the Secretary Volunteer Fire Co. accepts a donation from Mayor Melissa Dennis as “thanks” for the job they do in protecting area residents. From left: Mayor Dennis, Commissioners Gary Burkey and Jennifer Beletsky (seated); fire company volunteers Mr. Yockey, Kenny Abott, Tyler Edger, and Deanna Dashield.

SECRETARY — Secretary Volunteer Fire Co. Vice President Sam Yockey received a donation from Mayor Melissa Dennis on behalf of town officials at the March 4 commission meeting. The mayor said, “Thank you for everything you do,” to which Mr. Yockey responded, “Thank you, too. We look forward to a continuing, outstanding relationship. We are […]

Calvin Stack honored for 50 years at Rescue Fire Co., Inc.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Calvin Stack Jr., center, was presented with a golden ax in honor of his 50 years of service to Rescue Fire Company, Inc. With him, from the left, are Robert Phillips, Rob Travers, Ben McCarter and Tyler Jones. The award took place Saturday at the American Legion during RFC’s 75th Annual Banquet.

CAMBRIDGE — Calvin Stack Jr.’s five decades of service and sacrifice to Rescue Fire Company, Inc. (RFC) were recognized Saturday at the RFC’s 75th Annual Banquet. Mr. Stack, who has served in numerous capacities with the city’s firefighters and in organizations across the state, was presented with a golden ax in honor of his contributions. […]

Coastal Hospice receives honors for veterans’ program

In front from the left are Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen, Department of Veterans' Affairs 'We Honor Veterans' Community Hospice Coordinator Cindy Dresser, and award recipient Nancy Stewart of Coastal Hospice. In back from the left are Coastal Hospice management team members Renee Smith, Stacey Cottingham, Bob Miller, and Mark Massey.

SALISBURY – Nancy Stewart, access department manager of Coastal Hospice, was recently recognized as a “Hospice Champion” by the Hospice Veteran-Partnership of Maryland for her dedication to the We Honor Veterans’ Program. We Honor Veterans’ Program is a hospice service that increases access and improves the quality of care for veterans in the community. Together, […]

ND grad Outlaw launches prom dress drive

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Octavia Outlaw North Dorchester High School graduate Octavia Outlaw is making a name for herself in the fashion world of Los Angeles and online. She is also determined to give back to her home county, with a prom dress drive.

HURLOCK — Here’s one small-town girl who went to the big city, but didn’t forget where she came from – and she’s proving it by launching a prom dress drive to help make the day special for Dorchester girls. North Dorchester High School graduate and Hurlock native Octavia Outlaw continued her education at University of […]