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 […]

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 […]