First responders earn praise for CPR rescue

CAMBRIDGE — Training, cooperation and the goodwill of neighbors came together one day last year to save the life of Bill Gullion. Dec. 1, 2018, was a day “my family won’t soon forget,” Jessica Gullion said June 4, speaking to the members of the Dorchester County Council, who presented commendations to the several emergency responders […]

War dead honored at Vets’ Cemetery

BEULAH — Memorial Day observances were held Thursday at the Eastern Shore Veterans’ Cemetery. Though the holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May, the official of remembrance of America’s war dead is May 30. Veterans, many wearing the caps and uniforms of their various organizations, were in attendance, as were families, the Easton […]

Fall Fest volunteer retires after 20 years

HURLOCK — For over 19 years Hurlock resident Maria Bona contributed time and considerable talent to organizing vendors for the town’s annual Fall Festival. The job is, according to many, similar to herding cats. The time has come for this dedicated volunteer to leave Hurlock and move to Monkton, on the Western Shore where she […]

Hurlock recognizes outstanding service

HURLOCK — Recognition for outstanding service to the community was front and center at the May 12 Hurlock Town Council meeting. Mayor Michael Henry noted that May 13-18 was national Police Week and May 15 was Police Day. In 1962 Pres. Lyndon Johnson declared Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of peace officers killed in […]

‘Students of the Semester’ awards presented

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (C-SDHS) senior Carrie Price and North Dorchester High School (NDHS) senior Tometeo Cruz-Cruz were presented the Rotary Club of Cambridge Student of the Semester Award for Spring 2019 at a recent luncheon. The two students were introduced by their principals, Dave Bromwell C-SDHS and Lynn Sorrells NDHS. The principals […]

Blackwater Refuge volunteers recognized

CAMBRIDGE — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently recognized volunteers of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) during National Volunteer Week in celebration of the outstanding contributions they have made to Blackwater NWR during 2018. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the refuge, from staffing the Visitor Center seven days a week, maintaining the butterfly […]

Kitty City volunteers care for Dorchester’s cats

CAMBRIDGE – If it weren’t for a small group of dedicated volunteers, Dorchester County’s cat population would have much more difficult lives. Kitty City Rescue, Inc., founded by President Pat Wilcox, feeds, houses, spays, neuters – and loves – hundreds of feral and tame cats. “We have 305 in our houses now,” Ms. Wilcox said. […]

‘Flags for Heroes’ returns to the Choptank

CAMBRIDGE — Honor your Hero with a flag flying over the Choptank River. From May 23 through June 14 the Cambridge Rotary and the Cambridge Rotary Community Service Foundation will honor your heroes with a display of flags at the top of the hill adjacent to the Dorchester Visitor Center Amphitheater. Your tax-deducible sponsored flag […]

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 […]