Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2019

Snooze . . . you lose! I cannot comprehend — why some of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. (on both sides of the aisle) cannot foresee the many serious problems those caravans nearing our southern border will cause. Especially, for those (legal) citizens residing in the areas. What a difficult, and possibly dangerous confrontation […]

Ironman Athlete Choice Awards announced

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Quiet roads and beautiful views are two of the qualities that triathletes love about competing in Dorchester County.

TAMPA, Fla. – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, last week announced the results of its 2018 Athlete Choice Awards, releasing the Top 10 scoring events in a variety of categories based solely on athlete surveys from all of the 2018 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® races globally. Out of the 41 IRONMAN series events that […]

Church bulletin, March 13

submitted to dorchester banner Trinity United Methodist Church in East New Market is having a special service and dinner for Widows and Widowers on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, starting with the 11 a.m. morning worship service. A covered dish dinner featuring Irish foods is planned immediately after the service. Pictured: Front row, from left: Arianna Mattison, Linda Aaron, Janet Phillip. Back row: Nancy Jackson, Sammy, Church Dog, Mandi Willoughby and Jonathan Bounds. The public is invited to participate. For more information: 410-463-2018.

Nazarene Services On Sunday at 10:45 a.m. the Rev. Richard Prahl will be preaching on Luke 13:31-35. Special music will be provided by Debra Groh. March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Jonathan Phillips, missionary to Romania will be a guest. The church is located at 97 Sandy Hill Road in Cambridge. The public is invited to […]

Adams – An athlete at one with the water

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Kathryn Adams crossing the finish line at the Diamond Man Olympic Triathlon in September 2018.

CAMBRIDGE — Watching Kathryn Adams swim is like watching a dolphin. She is almost mystical as she becomes one with the water, effortlessly propelling herself at speeds faster than most fish in the Choptank River. “I grew up in Cambridge,” she said. “My dad was big into sailing, and we were always around the water. […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 13, 2019

Jay McCarter posted this photo of the corner of Dorchester Avenue, Roslyn Avenue and LeCompte Street on Cambridge Maryland Memories facebook. Comments included: Melvin Stanbrough: “Direction facing looking towards St Paul’s? The shop on corner not in good shape.” Matt Outten: “Jay wouldn’t Alverda’s (Birdie’s) house be behind you if you were standing looking at that sign? I miss Cambridge!” Donnie Travers Fitzhugh: “OMG you are bringing back memories now !! I would walk home with the group and we would all cross Sunburst Highway to East Cambridge !! Wow thanks for the memories.”❤Mary Yates Hillyer Slacum: “Yup! I remember.”

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Centralizing admission and establishing racial quotas are included in proposals on how best to desegregate Maryland’s six-college system in the wake of the federal government’s warning that about $29 million in education funds might be cut off. Student-faculty committees at each of the six previously segregated […]

Four generations of skinners

Dorchester Banner/Paul Clipper Four generations of muskrat skinners gathered together at the Hoopers Island store recently. Left to right: Mark Flowers, Dusty Flowers, Dakota Abbott Flowers, Nellie Flowers, Justin Aaron, Kinsley Aaron and Rhonda Aaron.

SOUTH DORCHESTER – Surrounded by her family, Nellie Flowers, a youthful 91 years old, beams with satisfaction. Having your family members on hand is always a comfort to anyone, but this is not your average family. Miss Nellie, along with daughter and son Rhonda Aaron and Mark Flowers, Dusty Flowers and wife Dakota Abbott Flowers, […]

Former EMS Director Faith shares views

CAMBRIDGE — A former director of the county’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reached out to the Dorchester Banner last week, to offer his views and recollections of the job. Michael Faith was hired as director in 2012, a post he occupied for six months. Arriving with 25 years of experience on the western shore, he […]

Shore distribution operation is dismantled

Submitted to the dorchester banner An array of drugs and weapons, as well as cash, was seized during recent arrests.

CAMBRIDGE – Law enforcement agencies working together in a multi-state, multi-jurisdictional drug investigation have identified and arrested the alleged leader of a drug importation and distribution operation and are working with prosecutors on the pending indictments of potentially dozens of others associated with the operation. The following suspects are charged in Delaware by Delaware State […]

Debbie Herr Cornwell – Paying it forward

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Debbie Herr Cornwell is seen with her son Ben after the Across the Bay 10K.

CAMBRIDGE — Debbie Herr Cornwell and her son Ben were on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry waiting for the start of the “Escape the Cape” Sprint Triathlon. Knowing that his mother was nervous, Ben suggested that they count to three before jumping from the 12-foot high deck. When the gun fired he surprised her by yelling […]

Meyers is Miss Outdoors 2019

17-year-old Jocelyn Meyers of Hurlock topped the competition at Friday night's Miss Outdoors Pageant in Golden Hill, winning both the talent competition and the title of Miss Outdoors for 2019. The first runner-up at the pageant was Katherine Bradshaw of Rhodesdale, and the second runner-up was Kyla Diggs of Hurlock. From the left are Kyla Diggs, Miss Outdoors 2018 Jordan LeCompte, Jocelyn Meyers and Katherine Bradshaw.

GOLDEN HILL – 17-year-old Jocelyn Meyers of Hurlock bested the competition at Friday night’s Miss Outdoors Pageant in Golden Hill, winning both the talent competition and the title of Miss Outdoors for 2019. Jocelyn faced tough competition in a field of 10 girls vying for this year’s title. The annual National Outdoor Show features not […]