Business inspires visitors to appreciate local heritage

CHURCH CREEK — Captain Dave Schauber has fished and crabbed on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries ever since he was a child and his own children have done the same. That deep-rooted affinity for the landscape, waterscape and heritage of Dorchester County has driven his business, Sawyer Fishing Charters, for the past 27 years. […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]

Church Directory for June 20, 2018

Editor’s note: Church listings appear in The Banner’s Wednesday edition. In order to be included in the listings church information MUST be submitted by NO LATER THAN NOON Monday each week. Churches not submitting or contacting the Banner office (410-228-3131; or by e-mail, eyeore@newszap.com or bannernews@newszap.com) will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

Three nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year

Jaime Windon of Lyon Distilling Company has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Maryland Capital Enterprise Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

SALISBURY – Maryland Capital Enterprise (MCE) officials have announced the three finalists for the 2017 MCE Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the MCE Banquet on Nov. 2, at Salisbury University. The finalists and bios follow: Kelly Jackson Emily’s Produce 2214 Church Creek Road Cambridge, MD 21613 www.emilysproduce.com […]

Curb-side gardens are pleasant to the eye

Not wanting to repeat the tired old expression “curb appeal,” I will describe two charming gardens I spotted recently from roads in Cambridge and Church Creek as curb-side gardens. Along the way, I will pass on some valuable tips that the creators of the two lovely oases shared with me on a sunny morning in […]

New SunX Wet Lab opens at Eastern Shore Innovation Center

  CAMBRIDGE – The Eastern Shore Innovation Center (ESIC) at the Dorchester Regional Technology Park has added a 1,100-square foot commercial wet laboratory. It is the first facility of its kind on the Delmarva Peninsula available for co-op use by businesses and researchers. The new lab is operated by SunX Analytical, an Innovation Center licensee, […]

Dorchester ditch fishing for snakehead

DNR encouraging anglers to keep and eat tasty invasive species CHURCH CREEK — True to their name, the waters in and near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge are dark, murky, muddy, and perfect habitat for the invasive northern snakehead fish. Right now, the biting is good in marshes, ponds and roadside ditches near Blackwater. According to […]

HB924 puts oyster sanctuaries out of bounds

CAMBRIDGE — These days, Dorchester County watermen do a lot of driving to harvest oysters — boats on trailers behind pickup trucks rather than in the water. Some of the most productive oyster bars that were sites of bountiful harvests in the past, prime bottom, are now sanctuaries. Sanctuaries were established in 2010 in the […]

All eyes on the Little Choptank

Mid-Shore river complex valuable to both watermen and conservationists MADISON — For a real-time view of the struggle between a historic hard-working culture and natural preservation, look no further than Dorchester County and Mid-Shore waters. Watermen, whose work spans centuries on the Chesapeake Bay, are fighting for their livelihoods. Others are fighting for the lives […]

Congressman Harris jeered at town hall

WYE MILLS — Rep. Andy Harris faced a vocal and rowdy crowd during his town hall Friday evening at Chesapeake College. The Todd Performing Arts Center was packed with people, many of whom had a mind to protest Rep. Harris. At least 20 members of Indivisible Dorchester, a progressive county organization, attended the town hall […]