Remembering Dorchester, Nov. 21, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago After two years of construction, the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester was launched in Cambridge Creek on Friday afternoon. The Nathan is destined to be a working model of a Chesapeake Bay dredgeboat and a living classroom for students. Harold Ruark, designer of the Nathan, said he […]

Phillips Packing House is one of six projects

CAMBRIDGE — As a part of Preservation Maryland’s strategic efforts to save threatened historic places, the organization recently announced its fourth class of Six-to-Fix projects from around the state. The Phillips Packing House revitalization project, spearheaded by Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and Baltimore’s Cross Street Partners, is among them. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is […]

Awards for preservation, promotion of local culture

CAMBRIDGE — A documentary filmmaking team, national wildlife refuge support organization, historic preservationist and a tourism company were honored Oct. 25, for their roles in helping to preserve and promote Dorchester County’s local culture during the annual Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Awards Reception. The event, which took place at the Dorchester Center for […]

Remembering Dorchester, Oct. 24, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 100 years ago Advertisement – When you think of the great demands upon labor at this season of the year, how there are two jobs for every person willing to work, we think you will agree with us that it is patriotic to release all the labor you can. […]

Cultures’ pastimes are featured

VIENNA – It wasn’t all work in the old days – in fact, European colonists, African Americans and Native Americans had plenty of ways to entertain themselves. The 8th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree was held on Saturday, with the theme, “Games Replayed”. The location was Handsell Historic Site. The jamboree is Dorchester County’s largest living […]

Descendants of a ‘Keeper’ visit here

CAMBRIDGE — On Oct. 7, the descendants of a man named William Quimby Price came to Cambridge from the Carolinas and Baltimore to visit the Choptank River Lighthouse. Colonel Price, a Union Army veteran of the Civil War, served as the live-aboard keeper of the lighthouse between 1874 and 1881. The Lighthouse Mr. Price served […]

Remembering Dorchester, Oct. 3, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 100 years ago Reports from Camp Meade indicate that a number of the Dorchester County boys are the victim of the disease known at this time as Spanish influenza, commonly called the “Flu,” and so far it is reported that three of those ill have died, the reported dead […]

Bayly Cabin found to be a home

CAMBRIDGE — The Bayly House, at 207 High Street in this city, has long been considered the oldest dwelling in Cambridge, dating back to the 1740s. It is believed that the house was originally built in Oxford, then moved to Cambridge in the 1750s to the site where the court house is now located. It […]

Farm Life: The Barnyard

Over the course of many years I have usually started my day by going out the back door of the farmhouse and walking into the barnyard to begin the work day. The barnyard at home has not changed a great deal over time, simply because the inhabitants have not changed a great deal over time. […]

‘Dove’ visits on 40th anniversary

CAMBRIDGE – Mr. Jim would be proud. Jim Richardson’s creation, the “Maryland Dove,” sailed into the Creek on Saturday, in honor of of her launch on Aug. 14, 1978. The vessel is a near-replica of the original “Dove,” which sailed to the New World in 1634 with the “Ark.” The two ships brought Maryland’s first […]