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 […]

Richardson Museum hosts Maryland Dove

CAMBRIDGE — The Richardson Maritime Museum is honored to host the Maryland Dove on her visit to Cambridge in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launch. In name and size, the Maryland Dove commemorates the Dove of 1634, which accompanied Lord Baltimore’s original expedition to Maryland. While docked at Long Wharf, the ship’s gangplank […]

Remembering Dorchester, Aug. 29, 2018

50 years ago More than 900 persons braved the hot weather to attend the fashion show, “Sing Out Cambridge,” and the crowning of the Bay Country Festival’s Princess Neptune, all featured at the American Legion Home. Last night’s festivities got underway after King Neptune and his court made an appearance wearing their royal robes. King […]

Stoerzer: Father was POW in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — “I wonder if you would be interested,” Karl Stoerzer said in a phone message to Dorchester Banner. Mr. Stoerzer was referring to his father’s time as a German prisoner of war in Cambridge, working at the Phillips Packing Company. He said he had information, photos and even his father’s diary, with references to […]

Stagg shares Liberty Ship experience with Rotary

CAMBRIDGE — Captain Richard Bauman of the Liberty Ship “John W. Brown” spoke to members of the Cambridge Rotary Club on Aug. 9. In addition to historical information, Capt. Bauman reported that the ship’s stay at the city wharf was proving successful. “We’ve averaged 1,100 [visitors] a day,” he said. “I think the high was […]

From the pages of The Banner 25 years ago Karen Meyer, of Cambridge, who recently returned from a 10-day stay as a Christian missionary in Jamaica, said her life was changed forever when she saw a different side of the tropical island paradise than that usually seen by American tourists. Miss Meyer’s trip was arranged […]

Researchers looking for Bayly descendants

CAMBRIDGE — The unassuming and slightly dilapidated structure behind the grand Bayly House at 207 High St. in Cambridge could be quite a historically significant little building. As such, historians are requesting assistance from the public with an essential element of their research — finding descendants of the families and enslaved peoples who lived on […]

58th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show

FEDERALSBURG — The 58th Annual Old-Time Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show will be held Aug. 3 through 5 on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. See in action: Steam engines, wheat threshers, antique cars, antique tractors, gas engines, miniature steam train, shingle sawing, miniature sawmill, steam models, sawmill, broommaking, basketmaking, rock crusher, blacksmith […]

Bayly House Slave Cabin research project

CAMBRIDGE — Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) staff are working with the owner of the Bayly House Slave Cabin on High Street in Cambridge on preservation and restoration opportunities. Dorchester County Tourism Director Amanda Fenstermaker and HCCHA Manager Julie Gilberto-Brady met with Matthew Daw, from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, earlier last month to […]