Childhood hunger affects many in county

CAMBRIDGE — This is Childhood Hunger Awareness Week, the local volunteer group Meals til Monday announced. The organization collects and distributes bags of nutritious food to many students in Dorchester County. “There are over 1,000 food-insecure children in Dorchester County Public Schools,” a statement from the group said. “Meals til Monday helps nearly half of […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Church bulletin, Jan. 15, 2020

Nazarene Services On Sunday at 10:45 a.m. the Rev. Tim Thompson, pastor will be bringing the message on John 1:29-42. Cheryl Thompson will be sharing in song. The public is invited. The church is located at 97 Sandy Hill Road in Cambridge. The Rev. Richard K. Prahl is the lead pastor. The public is invited […]

Fred Pomeroy: By land or by sea

Although Fred Pomeroy hasn’t always been a farmer, farming has always been in his blood. Fred’s modest waterfront acreage in Dorchester County has been in his family since 1920, becoming a Maryland Century Farm this year. But while Fred loves his family farm and strives to keep it functioning, he is unsure of its future. […]

Deer firearms hunting will reopen Jan. 10

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 10, 2020, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. […]

Church bulletin, Jan. 1, 2020

Nazarene Services On Sunday at 10:45 a.m. the Rev. Richard Prahl, pastor will be bringing the message. The public is invited. The church is located at 97 Sandy Hill Road in Cambridge. The Rev. Richard K. Prahl is the lead pastor. The public is invited to all services. Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church […]

We need real solutions!

Letter to the editor: Some children are disciplined at home and the parents don’t have a problem disciplining them at school. Some are abused, some have other forms of trauma or untreated/mistreated mental health disorder. It’s not all on the parents and the children. Children deserve the same respect that adults do period. Don’t talk […]

ESNC works to foster change

Editor’s note: The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our 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 Eastern Shore Network for […]

Twister stirs up the Choptank

CAMBRIDGE — There was only a short period of severe weather on Monday afternoon, but Mother Nature made the most of it, as a waterspout was spotted by numerous locals. The phenomenon — a tornado that touches water rather than land — was seen from Long Wharf, moving east towards the Malkus Bridge. Jay Harrington […]

Church Bulletin, Dec. 25, 2019

Nazarene Services On Sunday at 10:45 a.m. the Rev. Barry Groh will be preaching on John 1:1-18 the First Sunday after Christmas. Carol Bloodswroth will minister in song. There will be a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The public is invited. The church is located at 97 Sandy Hill Road in […]