Remembering Dorchester, Nov. 21, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago After two years of construction, the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester was launched in Cambridge Creek on Friday afternoon. The Nathan is destined to be a working model of a Chesapeake Bay dredgeboat and a living classroom for students. Harold Ruark, designer of the Nathan, said he […]

GNWA Jamboree attendance higher than ever

CAMBRIDGE — The 36th Annual Grand National Waterfowl Hunt took place over the weekend, attracting enthusiastic locals and visitors to the celebration of culture, commerce and natural resources. A variety of events were offered from Thursday through Saturday, with highlights – aside from the actual hunting – being the public Jamboree on Friday, and the […]

Coastal Hospice hosts event at new Stansell House

BERLIN — Coastal Hospice invites the public to celebrate Giving Tuesday and to show their support of the project with a first look at the new Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. Construction of the Stansell House is near completion and is expected to open to patients in early 2019. […]

American Legion works to include more personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Membership eligibility in The American Legion is determined by Congress through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel were activated. Since its founding in 1919, membership in The American Legion has been open to veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, […]

Church bulletin, Nov. 14, 2018

Grace UMC Services at Grace UM Church in Cambridge on Sunday are as follows: 8:45 a.m. Early Morning Grace. Speaker: Pastor Dan. Leader: Donna Towers. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Baraca Class. Penny Pink, guest singer. Baraca live on WCEM-1240 AM. Dr. Hines Class with Ginger Brannock teaching. 11 a.m. Worship. Speaker: Pastor Dan. Scripture: Luke […]

County chooses: Mostly Republican, mostly incumbents

CAMBRIDGE – A strong early-voting turnout combined with Election Day ballots on Nov. 6 provided Dorchester’s choices: mostly Republican, and mostly incumbents. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford were overwhelming favorites in the county on their way to re-election, getting 74.7 percent of the vote in Dorchester. Democratic challengers Ben Jealous […]

Synagogue shooting victims are mourned

CAMBRIDGE – The Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh shocked Americans across the nation and in Dorchester County. On Thursday, a group of pastors and community members gathered in front of Grace United Methodist Church in the late afternoon to mourn the victims of the incident, 11 of whom lost […]

DCS staff explains Medicare Part D enrollment

CAMBRIDGE — Effective immediately, the State of Maryland has announced state retirees will not have to enroll in Medicare Part D prescription coverage, as of Oct. 15. State retirees learned in June their contracted benefit providing prescription coverage from the state was being terminated the coming year and those retirees would be required to enroll […]

Awards for preservation, promotion of local culture

CAMBRIDGE — A documentary filmmaking team, national wildlife refuge support organization, historic preservationist and a tourism company were honored Oct. 25, for their roles in helping to preserve and promote Dorchester County’s local culture during the annual Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Awards Reception. The event, which took place at the Dorchester Center for […]

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 31, 2018

Only qualified candidate! There is only one qualified candidate for Register of Wills in Dorchester County and that is Doris K. Lewis. Her qualifications are impeccable. She graduated from college with degree in business and legal studies. She worked for a number of years in a law office specializing in probate and business law before […]