Town Square, Sept. 9, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Blackwater National Wildlife Reserve announced the closure of Key Wallace […]

Blackwater Refuge is site of historic cemetery

GOLDEN HILL — Visitors to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge sometimes ask about the small cemetery located along the Pollinator Sanctuary Trail, on the left after the fee station along the Wildlife Drive.The cemetery predates the establishment of the Refuge by 119 years, a statement from Friends of Blackwater NWR said last week. Some of the […]

Neighbors sharing ideas, help and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which […]

Protecting, promoting Dorchester’s environment

Editor’s note: The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with a project funded by either a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant or a HCCHA mini-grant. This month’s spotlight shines on the Friends of Blackwater National […]

Bestpitch Ferry Bridge needs work

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 5-0 July 16 to explore ways to repair the Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Located on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the wooden span was built in 1946 and is now in poor condition. County Manager Keith Adkins said, “On June 28, I received an email from Rosemary Hodges […]

Blackwater Refuge volunteers recognized

CAMBRIDGE — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently recognized volunteers of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) during National Volunteer Week in celebration of the outstanding contributions they have made to Blackwater NWR during 2018. Volunteers assist in all aspects of the refuge, from staffing the Visitor Center seven days a week, maintaining the butterfly […]

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 […]