Wright’s works on display at DCA in June

There are several ways to capture the history and color of the Eastern Shore. James Michener accomplished the task skillfully with best-seller words. In their book The Great Marsh, David Harp and Tom Horton share their journeys through winding creeks also using words, but enhanced by gorgeous photographs that range from Tundra Swan flying in […]

Community Day held at Friendship Park

EAST NEW MARKET — After a day of tornado watches, severe storm warnings, and high winds, on April 27 the sky cleared, the sun came out and while it was breezy, nothing deterred the celebration of this year’s East New Market Community Day at Friendship Park. The traditional pet parade was adorable as usual and […]

Normandy woman creates garden like a painting come to life

Once upon a time, the stunning garden I want to tell you about was an orchard in a farming village in northern France. Apple trees, luxuriant green grass and wild flowers grew there. Far enough from the city that the dominant sounds heard were garden birds singing, roosters crowing and hens clucking, the village probably […]

Art grant opportunities at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts serves as the state-designated County Arts Council for Dorchester. Each county in the State of Maryland, as well as Baltimore City, has an Arts Council dedicated to ensuring local access to the arts. This service includes providing Arts in Education Grants to Dorchester County Public Schools as well as Community […]

Gardening in Northern France

The next few columns will focus on gardeners and their gardening secrets in a place far from the Eastern Shore – Upper Normandy, an area well north of the Normandy Beaches of World War II that so many people associate with Normandy. This part of France is a land of high cliffs, split by long, […]

North Dorchester Class of 2019 play is praised

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council commended on April 2 the cast and crew of North Dorchester High School’s senior class play, “Beauty and the Beast.” The musical was performed in early March. Lenny Pfeffer (District 4) read, “Whereas directors Lisa Rank, Sabra Steward and Adam Wilson have worked diligently to produce the […]

Volunteer ‘keepers’ for 2019 season are sought

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation is looking to expand its roster of volunteer “keepers” at the Choptank River Lighthouse for the coming season. Keepers staff the Lighthouse on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between May and November. “Our volunteers serve as goodwill ambassadors not just for the Lighthouse, but for our whole community,” says Cassie […]

Edging plants add color and fragrance to a garden

Santolina or lavender cotton makes an attractive edging plant with unusually colored, fragrant foliage and cute little yellow flowers.

Edging plants, whether growing along a walkway, flower beds or some other spot, lend a decorative touch that can transform a garden from nice to lovely. Like a cake that’s delicious without garnishing, add frosting, rosettes and a happy wish written in butter cream, and you elevate it to a different sphere. Among the many […]

Artful March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse performer Terry White

March 21 at 7 p.m., DCA welcomes David Mercier, M.S. L.Ac., Acupuncturist for a talk on mindfulness and creativity. This talk is part of the “100 Choptanks” exhibit that showcases mindfulness and art through photographs by John Lewis. Mr. Mercier is the author of award-winning A Beautiful Medicine, which is also used as the text […]

C-SD seniors will present ‘Shrek the Musical’

The cast of C-SD’s “Shrek the Musical” is ready to perform the Class of 2019’s play March 14-17.

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge- South Dorchester High School class of 2019 will present “Shrek the Musical” on March 14 through 17, one of the most technically involved shows that C-SD has ever produced. Shrek features many elaborate sets, extensive character makeup, and a giant dragon, just to name a few of the surprises in store […]