Skipjack race is Saturday

CAMBRIDGE — The 23rd annual Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race will be held on the Choptank River in Cambridge at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. This event, which is hosted by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee, will include a parade of boats and the race. It features skipjacks that were originally built in 1886 to the Nathan of […]

What Habitat is doing in the local community

CAMBRIDGE — JoAnn Hansen, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Choptank, spoke to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about Habitat and the work they are doing in the Cambridge/Dorchester community. With a proven process for selecting families, once selected they are required to give hours of work on their future home. It, also, requires volunteer […]

City dedicates Tubman mural, ‘Take My Hand’

CAMBRIDGE — It was a time to recognize a painful past, to honor work being done to achieve advancement, and to pray for a prosperous future. “A Day of Resilience” took place on Saturday to dedicate the Harriet Tubman mural titled “Take My Hand,” and to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to Dorchester’s culture and […]

Racquet Club offers more than tennis

CAMBRIDGE — The Bay Country Racquet Club owned by Eastern Shore Sports Academy, LLC at 515 Leonards Lane, Cambridge, is expanding its indoor sports play.” Last year we added a batting cage ” says George Obermeier, owner of the club. It quickly became very popular and the club currently has only a few more times […]

Cambridge firm etches Ravens’ wings at M&T

CAMBRIDGE — When Baltimore Ravens fans attend this year’s first home game, they’ll be greeted by several new enhancements at M&T Bank Stadium that include a series of Cambridge Architectural metal mesh panels etched with a signature ravens wing on the building’s façade. Woven by Cambridge craftsmen on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the durable stainless mesh […]

Pro players find way to give back

CAMBRIDGE — There are always guys playing ball at the Glasgow court. But not quite like this. Two lines of young boys, with two men giving instructions. The kids take the ball, and begin going through drills, maneuvering around cones, pivoting and passing. And doing all of it with focus, in quite an organized manner. […]

Dorchester Garden Club announces awards

CAMBRIDGE — In an ongoing commitment to promote the beautification of Cambridge and the surrounding communities, the Dorchester Garden Club has instituted a new initiative, “Curb Appeal,” to acknowledge the contributions of residential and commercial establishments for their efforts to beautify the local landscape. Dorchester Garden Club members are tasked with canvassing the county to […]

Knepp: Keep an eye on ‘Next Door’

CAMBRIDGE — West End resident Barbara Knepp is urging neighbors to use the “Next Door” private social network app to keep informed on issues, including crime. She said the app is valuable in providing security, and in watching trends, such as the number of registered sex offenders living in Cambridge, especially in the West End. […]

Police and Fire Briefs, Aug. 21, 2019

Drug arrest CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, a deputy with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Todd Player Jr., 30, of 4362 Bayshore Road, Taylors Island. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop conducted at Southside Drive and Woods Road, Cambridge. The suspect was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of […]

Heritage awards nominations are underway

CAMBRIDGE — The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area is accepting nominations for the 2019 Heritage Awards to recognize and celebrate those individuals and organizations who have helped to preserve and promote Dorchester County’s cultural, historical and natural resources. There are four categories: • Individual Achievement, which recognizes a person for his/her contributions to the […]