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 […]

NAACP honors civil Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy were honored Monday at the Dorchester County Branch NAACP Prayer Breakfast. The event was hosted by Elks Lodge #223, and attracted a full house of government officials, community leaders and citizens. “We met some amazing people doing amazing things,” a statement from the Eastern Shore […]

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 […]

RFC responds to rollover

CAMBRIDGE – At 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, Dorchester Central dispatched units for a motor vehicle collision on Bayly Road and Governor’s Avenue in Cambridge, firefighter Kevin Carr reported. Rescue 1-1 arrived on location with one vehicle off the road on its side. Firefighters confirmed there no entrapment, the driver had self-extricated. Chief 1-2 established command […]

Making the most of an incredible asset

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 Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation. Their […]

ND grad Vonica Molock sets up student success conference

CAMBRIDGE — The news from schools in Dorchester County hasn’t been good lately. Voncia Molock has a plan to change that. She has organized a Student Success Conference on Jan. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center, aimed at middle school and high school students from Dorchester County and beyond — and […]

Rep. Harris speaks on guns, funds, education

CAMBRIDGE — U.S. Representative Andy Harris (R-1) spoke Monday night at a town hall meeting held at American Legion Post 91. Constituents asked questions on issues including guns, government spending and school discipline. The first question from the audience was what will the congressman do to reduce the federal budget deficit, now pegged at $970 […]

Cambridge history seen in two iconic chimneys

CAMBRIDGE — It looks like a giant hawk’s nest, made with pieces of netting, boards, railings, buckets, rope and cable. Situated atop a growing tower of brick, now 75 feet high, a crew works to restore an iconic Cambridge landmark, the twin chimneys of the once famous Phillips Packing House. The chimneys, and an attached […]

Happy New Year from Cambridge!

CAMBRIDGE — The city added to its traditions on New Year’s Eve, with a special boat drop at 8 p.m. for children and families. The midnight event will also take place, as usual, to welcome the year 2020 to this Eastern Shore town. Brian Roche was atop the structure holding the track high above Gay […]

Shore Health buys land at Cambridge Marketplace

CAMBRIDGE — On Dec. 16, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) achieved another milestone toward enhancing health care services in Dorchester County with the purchase of 9.23 acres in Cambridge Marketplace at Ocean Gateway (U.S. Rt. 50) and Woods Road for construction of a new health care campus. At the site, UM Shore […]