‘Chase the Blue Crab’ wins tourism contest

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Tourism joined with six partners to win $50,000 in promotional exposure from the Maryland Office of Tourism in the first-ever Crabtank on the Choptank competition. Their “Chase the Blue Crab” pitch was among 10 tourism marketing campaign ideas presented to the “Crab Tank” during the 38th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel […]

Police briefs, Dec. 12, 2018

Man Injured In City Shooting CAMBRIDGE — On Nov.26 at approximately 3 p.m. Cambridge Police were called to respond to the emergency room department at the University Of Maryland Shore Medical Center in reference to a male subject that came in with a gunshot wound to his facial area. While the victim was being attended […]

A dip in the chilly Choptank aids Care & Share

CAMBRIDGE – “Are you ready for a nice, refreshing dip in the Choptank River?” Dave Cannon asked the crowd in the Hyatt Resort banquet room on Sunday. Mr. Cannon, president of the Care & Share Board of Directors, was welcoming volunteers to this year’s Santa Swim, in which volunteers raise money in return for their […]

The Cambridge Crab Basket Tree, one of the town’s newer traditions, was officially lighted on Saturday afternoon before the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. The C-SDHS choir, led by Melissa Slacum, entertained the growing crowd at Race and Poplar streets with holiday selections. Volunteers who worked to set up the tree were Brandon Hesson, Clayton’s Seafood, Keith […]

Church directory, Dec. 5, 2018

AGAPE TEMPLE OF PRAISE AND MINISTRIES 815 Center St., Cambridge Pastor V. Louise Cornish Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Morning Glory. 11 a.m. Worship. Tuesday: 6 p.m. Men and Women Ministry. 7 p.m. Bible Study. For information call 443-225-5162; Fax 443-225-5168; e-mail, agape815@comcast.net. CAMBRIDGE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 97 Sandy Hill Road, Cambridge Richard K. Prahl, pastor […]

Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]

Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 5, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago The Dorchester-Talbot area “is the only logical site” for a proposed 250-bed hospital for the mentally retarded. This opinion was reached by the Mid-Shore Association for Retarded Children at a recent meeting. Calling the need for such a facility “unquestioned,” the Mid Shore Association cited reasons […]

Comptroller Franchot promotes Shop Local

CAMBRIDGE—Maryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Cambridge on Friday, November 30, to meet with Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and visit Simmons Center Market to promote Shop Local in Maryland. Regarding the meeting, Comptroller Franchot stated, “We had a nice lunch over lobster, at Rock Lobstah, by Patrick, who also has High Spot. A nice little restaurant. […]

NAACP leads sock drive to warm the needy

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced Saturday the collection of 3,250 pairs of socks to benefit the less fortunate. The group gathered in a meeting room at the Community Action Center (CAC) on Goodwill Avenue to announce and celebrate the success. […]

Church bulletin, Nov. 28, 2018

Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church in Cambridge on Sunday are as follows: 8:45 a.m. Early Morning Grace. Speaker: Pastor Dan. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Baraca Class. Guest singer. Baraca live on WCEM-1240 AM. Dr. Hines Class. 11 a.m. Worship. Speaker: Pastor Dan. Wesleyan Activities The Cambridge Wesleyan Church is now offering two services. […]