Spectrum: DCA will open with John Barth exhibition

On June 6, 2020 Dorchester Center for the Arts will be reopening the downstairs galleries and gift shop from noon-6 p.m. To mark the opening, a new exhibition curated by John Lewis will be on view entitled, “Art from the Southbank: Works inspired by John Barth’s vision of the Eastern Shore.” Acclaimed author and Cambridge […]

DCA is seeking new artists for its gift shop

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce they will soon be reopening with limited hours. This means Studioworks, the onsite artisans’ gift shop, will be opening as well. Studioworks is a hidden jewel in downtown Cambridge. Once inside, visitors will find an intriguing selection of handmade items created by talented artists […]

Chesapeake Music presents Virtual Virtuosi

EASTON — Chesapeake Music celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival this June with a virtual festival. Internationally known Artistic Directors Marcy Rosen and Catherine Cho have put together a series of concerts to bring extraordinary music to the Eastern Shore audience, given stay-at-home restrictions caused by COVID-19. “It is a pleasure […]

Staying active, staying home: Gardening, exercise and dancing

“Gardening is a 12-step program, which includes planning, preparing, planting, and producing,” says Elizabeth Hill, urban agriculture and food systems educator with the University of Maryland Extension. At a UMB Go Green-sponsored sustainability workshop on March 11, Hill showed faculty, staff, and students the steps needed to start a garden.“Before you start, you need to […]

Preserving Nathan’s local heritage at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts is located at 321 High St., in the historic Nathan’s Furniture Store. This is just one building in the former Nathan complex on High Street. Meyer Nathan, who founded the family business, established his first store in Cambridge in 1880. The original building was a two-and-a-half story Georgian structure that […]

Azaleas: Color to cure the coronavirus blues

As we contemplate an uncertain future amid the coronavirus pandemic, one thing is certain and comforting: The spring and summer flowering of one of the most stunning garden shrubs of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions — azaleas.May may be the best time to see the amazing display of colorful azalea bushes that grace our gardens. […]

Staying home, staying active

Grow, eat, preserveLearn how to save fresh produce through freezing, dehydrating and fermenting techniques. On May 7 6:30 p.m. join the second class in the “Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It” series offered though University of MD Extension.Register online to attend the free class at https://go.umd.edu/preservingfood. Technique demonstrations and recipes will be included.If you missed […]

Make a moss garden: No digging required

Not long ago, I wrote about moss – how it had proliferated in the County since last year’s very wet spring and how some civilizations admired the tiny plant so much they devoted entire gardens to it.This spring, as the unusually wet weather seems to be recurring, patches of moss which appeared in my yard […]

Staying busy, staying home

North Dorchester HSStudents and staff are invited to participate in the first Virtual Spirit Week. To participate from April 27 to May 1, simply take a picture and post on your social media page. Use the hashtag #NDHSQuarantineCrew and “tag” our handles, @NDHSEagles for Twitter and Facebook, and @ndhs_eaglepride for Instagram.You may be featured on […]

SU sings the praises of performing students

SALISBURY — Salisbury University students and faculty in the Music, Theatre and Dance Department made quick adjustments for this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Region auditions, which turned to an online video format from the original in-person auditions scheduled for March 13-14 in Columbia, S.C. The students’ flexibility paid off, with seven […]