What happened to the Becky Phipps cannon?

TAYLORS ISLAND — Ever wonder how the Becky Phipps cannon was damaged? It was regularly fired by islanders for almost 100 years in celebration of important events. One night more than a century ago, the cannon blew up during a celebratory firing. Here is a news article from the Baltimore Sun dated Nov. 14, 1912 […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 18, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago The proposed ferry to run from Taylors Island to the western shore and back has been put on hold. The owner of the landing site on the western shore has terminated negotiations with Bayway Ferry. The owner of Bayway, Paul Tobin, confirmed the end of negotiations […]

Young Ambassadors meet African envoys

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of young people and their chaperons reached out to African leaders — and those leaders welcomed them with warmth and understanding during a visit to their nations’ embassies on Feb. 25. The trip was hosted by the Constituency for Africa (CFA), and its CEO/President Melvin Foote. The delegation from Cambridge, […]

Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 26, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago Rescue Fire Co. unveiled its new 100-foot tower ladder truck on Sunday. The new vehicle, designed by a committee appointed int he fall of 1993, went through approval by the City of Cambridge and the bid process and was delivered Nov. 1, 1994. Shorter than the […]

Artifacts from Fork District to be shared

CAMBRIDGE — The first residents of the county, Native Americans, made their homes in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans and Africans. Their history will be the subject of a talk on Feb. 26. Early Dorchester County land records reflect the efforts that the white settlers went to in order […]

Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 5, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago Antwan Lake was selected as the Student of the Month in the Maryland’s Tomorrow Program. He was selected by teacher recommendations based upon attendance, behavior, grades and participation in school and community activities. He is in the 10th grade at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, taking the […]

‘Blacks of the Chesapeake’ featured on Feb. 9

CAMBRIDGE — For more than a dozen years, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance has been building an organization committed to the history of three cultures — Native People, African-Americans and European settlers — that once lived in what is known as Indiantown, just north of Vienna in Dorchester County. At that location, visitors will find […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 15, 2020

Meet the ladies of the “Mes Amies Social and Literary Club” in the historic Pine Street community of Cambridge. “Mes Amies” is French for “My Friends,” of course. The group was probably similar to the friends-and-neighbors book clubs that so many folks belong to nowadays, though these ladies seemed to like getting a little more […]

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