Remembering Dorchester, week of May 16, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 42 years ago The Maryland Fisheries Administration has proposed to reclassify 961 acres of Choptank River bottom from natural oyster bars to public clamming bottom in an area between Todds Point and Castle Haven Point. In a letter to Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Fisheries Administration chief Robert Rubelmann said, […]

Shortage of pickers is creating hardships

HOOPERS ISLAND – It could be a tough season for one of Dorchester County’s traditional industries. A shortage of visas for temporary foreign workers has restricted or, in some cases, halted the work of crab picking houses and associated businesses. Now, individuals, companies and entire towns are facing a significant loss of income. All this […]

Tour the Shore: Guided Kayak Paddles

EASTON — ShoreRivers is taking to the water and invites you to join its annual Tour the Shore guided kayak series on local rivers. ShoreRivers is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. Tour the Shore introduces residents and visitors to the local […]

C-SD graduate Wade in NBC’s ‘Timeless’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It’s always good to see a local man do well, but wow! Josh Wade, a member of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Class of 2009, appeared Sunday evening in the two-hour, season finale of NBC’s series “Timeless.” In a nod to luck, or maybe fate, the episode featured Harriet Tubman, who […]

Seasoned gardeners try something new

Many gardeners get an urge to branch out into something different from time to time, such as an unusual plant or a novel method of gardening. Personally, I’m besotted with the idea of growing a miniature lemon tree. (After how many years will it produce fruit, did the catalogue say?) Of course, if I moved […]

Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race is May 12

CAMBRIDGE — The National Mental Health Association has designated May as National Mental Health Month to create awareness about this illness and the possibly disabling consequences of this disease. A way to participate locally and promote good physical and mental health is with the Maryland Department of Health’s Eastern Shore Hospital Center (ESHC) Auxiliary event. […]

Commissioners praise correctional officers

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County Commissioners recognized Dorchester’s correctional officers on May 1, by issuing a proclamation in honor of National Correctional Officers’ and Employees’ Week, May 6-12. Council President Rick Travers (District 3) read the document, which said in part, “Though not always well known, their contributions are substantial.” The observance is held every […]

‘May the Cure Be With You’ on May 18

CAMBRIDGE — The galaxy won’t be far away as Dorchester Relay For Life 2018 celebrates “May the Cure Be With You on May 18. The 22nd annual cancer awareness and fundraising event will take place at a new location this year: Sailwinds Park in Cambridge. The theme – “May the Cure Be With You” — […]

Veterans’ Recognition Committee seeks help

CAMBRIDGE – The Veterans’ Recognition Committee (VRC) of the Eastern Shore of Maryland wants you. With projects underway and many veterans to serve, the local group is looking for new members. The committee’s annual event in particular could use a few more hands. “We need held with our Veterans’ Recognition Day,” Assistant Treasurer Jeanne Webster […]

Town Square for May 2, 2018

  Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. – Editor REJECTION: Great decision [“East New Market […]