Smithsonian: Cambridge among Top 15 small towns

“The Smithsonian Magazine recently listed the 16 best town to visit in 2019. Among those listed was Cambridge. The magazine had this to say about Cambridge written by Laura Kiriney. “Located on the shores of the Choptank River and Cambridge Creek along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Cambridge is known for its rich maritime heritage, as well […]

Third audio tour app released for cell phones

CAMBRIDGE – The third tour for the Visit Dorchester cell phone guide is now available, and it includes the powerful, new Harriet Tubman mural in downtown Cambridge. The latest release is a driving tour that takes travelers throughout Dorchester County to view outdoor, public art murals by nationally acclaimed artist Michael Rosato. The Chesapeake Mural […]

Spectrum: Community heart in public art

Sunday May 26, dozens and dozens turned out in the heat for a public paint session at the new Harriet Tubman mural in downtown Cambridge. The back of the Harriet Tubman Museum building at 424 Race St. was all set to be painted in the Log Cabin and Flying Geese quilt patterns, to continue the […]

Chesapeake College holds first Sea Glass Festival

WYE MILLS — Saturday was a special day for sea glass artisans up and down the East Coast, as it was the date of the first Chesapeake Sea Glass Festival at Chesapeake College. Sea glass is broken glass that people pick up on beaches and shorelines across the globe, and vendors like the ones at […]

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 […]