Continuing the traditions of their ancestors

The Dorchester County Tourism Department’s monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on the 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 Nause-Waiwash Band […]

Time indoors can be spent on family history

CAMBRIDGE — In unusual times, people sometimes make new choices — like how to spend their time. As long as schedules, both professional and personal, are mixed up, this could be an opportunity to try some new activities.One is genealogy, the study of a family’s history. An advantage in Maryland is the area’s recorded history, […]

Message wall: Neighbors sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: […]

Heritage Area seeks time capsule recipients

CAMBRIDGE — You may have a message or treasure from a long lost Dorchester County relative waiting for you! During the county’s 350th Anniversary Celebration in September, officials opened a 50-year-old time capsule filled with letters, small packages and mementos from 1969. Many were addressed to “heirs,” “descendants” or the “future generation.” Over the past […]

Time capsule will be sealed for 2069

CAMBRIDGE — Inspired by the time capsule that was sealed 50 years ago and opened with great fanfare in September during the 350th Anniversary Celebration in September, the Heritage Area and 350th Anniversary Committee are continuing the tradition. They have been busy collecting and curating bits of history from organizations throughout Dorchester County, for inclusion […]

Christmas events fill local calendar

CAMBRIDGE — Thanksgiving is past and the Christmas season is officially underway. The county’s calendar has plenty on it to keep families and friends busy celebrating — and just about everything is free. • The 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. The floats and marchers will proceed […]

Time capsule: Intended recipients of letters, packages sought

CAMBRIDGE – You may have a message or treasure from a long lost Dorchester County relative waiting for you! During the county’s 350th Anniversary Celebration in September, officials opened a 50-year-old time capsule filled with letters, small packages and mementos from 1969. Many were addressed to “heirs,” “descendants” or the “future generation.” Over the past […]

Third audio tour app released for cell phones

CAMBRIDGE – The third tour for the Visit Dorchester cell phone guide is now available, and it includes the powerful, new Harriet Tubman mural in downtown Cambridge. The latest release is a driving tour that takes travelers throughout Dorchester County to view outdoor, public art murals by nationally acclaimed artist Michael Rosato. The Chesapeake Mural […]