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 […]

Veteran-generated art will be at auction

CAMBRIDGE — Again this year, the 19th annual Festival of Wreaths/Holiday Benefit Gala to be held on Dec. 6 will have an eclectic group of auction items at Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care. The Gala opens at 5:30 at 2474 Cambridge Beltway with a “Taste of Dorchester” supplied by 20 local restauranteurs and a […]

Dictionaries delivered to county 3rd graders

The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently completed its annual “Dictionary Project,” delivering dictionaries to approximately 400 Dorchester County 3rd graders. The program, which began under the leadership of Roger Harrell, Club president in 2003-2004, has run continuously for 16 years. During those years, close to 6,500 dictionaries have been presented to students, some whom do […]

American Legion works to include more personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Membership eligibility in The American Legion is determined by Congress through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel were activated. Since its founding in 1919, membership in The American Legion has been open to veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, […]

DGH Auxiliary honors top volunteers

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary held its general meeting and annual awards luncheon on Sept. 12. The event celebrated a total of 12,956.5 hours contributed to the Auxiliary and its programs that benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Members of the Auxiliary recognized for achieving service milestones are: • For 250 Hours: […]

Elks Lodge #223 celebrates 101 years

CAMBRIDGE – Members of Elks Lodge #223 celebrated their group’s 101st anniversary on Saturday, though not with the traditional parade. Rain forced the cancellation of the annual march down Pine Street, but not the performances. Daughters Temple #224 also took part in the celebration, as members marked their organization’s 95th year. “They do so much […]

Chesapeake trek to cover a two-day, 30-mile journey

CAMBRIDGE — An estimated 150 people will start a two-day, 30-mile trek on Oct. 27, starting and ending at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 16th annual Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge is expected to raise $350,000, which will help fund cutting-edge […]

Two new Civil War Trails signs installed

By Julie Gilberto-Brady Special to Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE — Two Civil War Trails signs in Dorchester County received major updates this month, with the marker at the Wallace Building in downtown Cambridge featuring a significant revision that includes newly-discovered historical content. “The sign previously focused on a Union regiment raised in Cambridge and their actions […]