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 […]

Secretary Girl Scouts donate books to Talbot

submitted to dorchester banner/amy steward From left Cartney Jarrell, Makayla Faulkner, Alexis Shoemaker, Elizabeth Krotee, Anna Colquhoun, Haley Howerton, Danica Manley and Milan Jiggetts, members of Cadet and Senior Girl Scout Troop #29.

EASTON —The Talbot County Department of Social Services (TCDSS) Children’s Library recently received a generous book donation of over 500 books from the Chesapeake Bay Cadet and Senior Girl Scout Troop #29 of Secretary. The Girl Scouts collected books from family, friends and throughout a variety of community locations. The TCDSS library provides books to […]

Activists bring books to laundries

Submitted to Dorchester Banner Activists from Indivisible Dorchester installed bookcases and books at local laundries on Jan. 21. From the left are Mary Handley, Maris Wicker, Linda Chandlee, Joyce Wise and Jim Sicks.

CAMBRIDGE — Each year, on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Day, volunteers across the nation perform service projects in honor of the life of the civil rights leader. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, “The MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create […]

Orator to speak at special event

Rev. Dr. John G. Moore Sr.

CAMBRIDGE — The Rev. Dr. John G. Moore Sr. is scheduled to perform his oration, “A Reflection on the Dreamer … Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on Feb. 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Dorchester Banner, Chesapeake Utilities, and the Dorchester Center […]

Meals til Monday feeds hungry students

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Volunteers from Meals til Monday packed food on Thursday at Mace’s Lane Middle School. The group serves students throughout the county, giving them meals on Fridays to hold them over the weekend. In front from the left are Gloria Bryan, Julie Crain, Jane Weeks, Felice Joseph and Linda Chandlee. In back from the left are Andrew Pasden, Barbara Bishop, Leslie Bishop, David Thatcher and Tina Weber.

CAMBRIDGE – It was a busy time before Christmas for the volunteers of MidShore Meals til Monday, and their work continues. The non-profit group is part of a regional network that provides meals to students on Fridays, to feed them over the weekends. Many children in Dorchester live in situations in which they cannot be […]

Help celebrate our local Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner will be honoring our local Hometown Heroes for 2019 this spring. Do your part to help us celebrate these Hometown Heroes by nominating friends and acquaintances that you know are deserving of recognition for their contributions to our community. Since our founding in 1897, The Banner’s mission has been to […]

Scout takes on oyster restoration

EASTON — ShoreRivers announces another successful community outreach partnership. ShoreRivers teamed up with Josh Newmier, a high school student and member of Boy Scout Troop 190, to recruit oyster gardeners on the Choptank River and encourage more restaurants to recycle oyster shells. In the fall, Newmier approached ShoreRivers about an Eagle Scout project that would […]

2018 is the Year of the Bird in Maryland

PICKERING CREEK — The Maryland General Assembly and the Maryland Senate have presented Audubon with official citations recognizing 2018 as the Year of the Bird in Maryland. The declarations celebrate native and migratory birds making their way through Maryland annually and the state’s many creeks, rivers, ponds, woods, meadows and wetlands that support them. The […]

A dip in the chilly Choptank aids Care & Share

CAMBRIDGE – “Are you ready for a nice, refreshing dip in the Choptank River?” Dave Cannon asked the crowd in the Hyatt Resort banquet room on Sunday. Mr. Cannon, president of the Care & Share Board of Directors, was welcoming volunteers to this year’s Santa Swim, in which volunteers raise money in return for their […]

Rotary Club serves seniors at DCS

The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently took part in the Senior Thanksgiving celebration at Delmarva Community Services (DCS). Rotarians served a completed turkey dinner with all the fixings to approximately 200 Dorchester County senior citizens. Rotarians have made this event one of their own holiday traditions, having volunteered at DCS for many years. The common […]