Water/Ways exhibit opens at DCA

CAMBRIDGE — The ribbon was cut Friday on the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The traveling display is one of only six in the state, and features local contributions. The exhibit highlights the area’s deep ties to water in its history, culture and commerce. Among the displays are items from […]

Summer-flowering bulbs to lift in fall

For those gardeners who don’t have enough to do at this time of year, for those who would dearly love to spend more hours outdoors, no matter how chilly or wet the weather, check to see if you have any summer-blooming bulbs in the ground that should be dug up and stored inside for the […]

Water/Ways coming to Cambridge Oct. 19 through Nov. 30

CAMBRIDGE — Explore our global and local connections to water through exhibits, hands-on experiences, and a range of local events this fall! The Smithsonian has selected Cambridge to host a major exhibit called Water/Ways, Oct. 19-Nov. 30 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts (second floor). Water/Ways looks at water as an environmental necessity and […]

Chesapeake Film Festival open Oct. 3

Where better to start off an evening of local environmental films than at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center hosted by four of the Chesapeake Bay’s biggest advocates: Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. The reception on Oct. 4 is part of the Chesapeake Film Festival and precedes the premiere […]

43rd Showcase celebrates creativity

The 43rd Annual Showcase event on Sept. 22 was a true celebration of our creative community. Thanks to Showcase manager Tina Johnson, outgoing Education and Program Coordinator for DCA. Benjie Manley, incoming Coordinator, greatly assisted with the event as well. Thanks to all the participating vendors, volunteers, performers and visitors who made the day shine! […]

Spectrum: Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit

It’s time to prepare for the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ Annual Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition. Entry forms are due on Sept. 22 and are available at DCA or for download at www.dorchesterarts.org. The show opens Oct. 5, and entries may be dropped off Oct. 2 and 3 between noon and 8 […]

Historic Handsell to host Living History Presentations

VIENNA — Visitors to Dorchester County’s largest living history event will enjoy hands-on interaction with a variety of activities on Oct. 12 at the 9th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree at the historic Handsell site near Vienna. Designed as an event for families, the Jamboree will feature open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and […]

Dorchester Garden Club announces awards

CAMBRIDGE — In an ongoing commitment to promote the beautification of Cambridge and the surrounding communities, the Dorchester Garden Club has instituted a new initiative, “Curb Appeal,” to acknowledge the contributions of residential and commercial establishments for their efforts to beautify the local landscape. Dorchester Garden Club members are tasked with canvassing the county to […]

Baltimore Symphony performs at DCA

CAMBRIDGE — More than 300 years ago, a gifted craftsman in Milan, Italy produced a remarkable and beautiful cello. That instrument has sung, moaned, and enchanted music lovers for centuries. It did it again, on Sunday, right here in Cambridge. Dariusz Skoraczewski, the principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, played Bach’s Suite No. 3 […]

Cora’s Corner remembers a precious girl

CAMBRIDGE — Even a brief life can have a lasting effect on others. “She was 2 when she passed,” Julie Kennedy said of her daughter Cora. “She loved books.” And now, there is a special area in the Central Library in Cambridge, “Cora’s Corner,” dedicated to the little girl. Cora became ill in 2012 and […]