Community invited to ‘Walk its halls for the last time’

HURLOCK — In the fall of 1954, several communities closed their small-town high schools and consolidated into the brand-new North Dorchester High School. The first class graduated in 1955. Since then, NDHS has touched the lives of tens of thousands of North Dorchester Countians. In a few weeks the “Class of 2019” will mark the […]

Second audio tour released for cell phone app

CAMBRIDGE – The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has released a second audio tour focused on Downtown Cambridge for the Visit Dorchester cell phone app. The new tour is part of the suite of audio tours that the heritage area has created to showcase the unique history and culture of Dorchester County during its […]

Handsell highlights local cultures

VIENNA — On Saturday, visitors had the chance to get up close and personal with Handell’s past in an annual event known as Chicone Village Day. When visitors first arrive, their eyes are immediately drawn to structures around a brick home that is also called the Handsell House. Handsell House itself was once the home […]

Committee shares ideas for 350th celebration

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County’s 350th Anniversary Planning Committee has begun laying out programming centered on the theme, “Our Heritage, Our Heart, Our Home,” and the opening of a 50-year-old time capsule. The main event will take place on Sept. 22 during the annual Dorchester Showcase in Cambridge. Preliminary plans call for creating a “heritage village” […]

Tours celebrate history and heritage

CAMBRIDGE — To celebrate Dorchester County’s 350th anniversary, the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has created a new cell phone app featuring a suite of walking and driving guides that showcase the unique history and heritage of Dorchester County. The Visit Dorchester Audio Tour Guide is free and can be downloaded from the Google […]

Cambridge hosts exhibition construction

CAMBRIDGE – A traveling exhibition being constructed by The Smithsonian found a temporary home in Cambridge in the past week. The exhibition titled, “Men of Change,” which had been designed and prototyped by the Smithsonian Institution, needed space to be assembled prior to going on tour, and the dimensions of the exhibit demanded a fairly […]

Neighborhood revitalization talks are underway

CAMBRIDGE – The City of Cambridge and their partners invite all residents, businesses and stakeholders to the second Community Visioning Meeting on April 6, to provide input and prioritize ideas for the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (the Plan) for the Historic Pine Street District. The meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 27, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 100 years ago In reply to the challenge from Messrs. Patterson and Watkins, of Bucktown, to the Vienna fox hunters, under date of March 19th, we wish to say that the article which appeared in the Record of March 17th, concerning the chase in Indiantown of March 7th, was […]

Dorchester’s Maryland History Day Winners

photos submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office NDHS students, from left, Sabrina Phillips, Jocelyn Meyers, Michael Kroeger, Amethyst Siegler, Aaron Palamaras.

CAMBRIDGE — Nine history projects created by Dorchester County Public Schools students won first or second place awards in the recent Maryland History Day event at Salisbury University, advancing the students’ projects to the state level. In the Senior Division, these North Dorchester High School students won first places: Michael Kroeger and Sabrina Phillips for […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 13, 2019

Jay McCarter posted this photo of the corner of Dorchester Avenue, Roslyn Avenue and LeCompte Street on Cambridge Maryland Memories facebook. Comments included: Melvin Stanbrough: “Direction facing looking towards St Paul’s? The shop on corner not in good shape.” Matt Outten: “Jay wouldn’t Alverda’s (Birdie’s) house be behind you if you were standing looking at that sign? I miss Cambridge!” Donnie Travers Fitzhugh: “OMG you are bringing back memories now !! I would walk home with the group and we would all cross Sunburst Highway to East Cambridge !! Wow thanks for the memories.”❤Mary Yates Hillyer Slacum: “Yup! I remember.”

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Centralizing admission and establishing racial quotas are included in proposals on how best to desegregate Maryland’s six-college system in the wake of the federal government’s warning that about $29 million in education funds might be cut off. Student-faculty committees at each of the six previously segregated […]