Dorchester’s Country Churches: White Haven UMC

CHURCH CREEK — The White Haven United Methodist congregation can trace its history in Church Creek back to the late eighteenth century when a village chapel was one of seven Methodist meetings registered in a Dorchester County land record in November 1794. The following June a deed was executed for the church lot between Thomas […]

Flooding soaks land, homes in county

CAMBRIDGE — Tropical Storm Melissa and a hunter’s moon combined over the weekend to create widespread flooding in Dorchester County and throughout much of the Chesapeake region. The National Weather Service reported that the storm’s winds had pushed water into the bay, contributing to the event. Melissa is far out in the Atlantic, and there […]

‘The Chronicles of Adam’ opens Oct. 11

CHURCH CREEK — The second weekend in October, Dorchester will be treated to a very special first-person living history presentation with “The Chronicles of Adam,” an interpretation of a slave by the name of Adam. Although based on a real person, this story is comprised of various accounts, historical facts, and life lessons for viewers […]

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, or 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 […]

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 […]