VFC president upset over 40 percent reduction

EAST NEW MARKET — First on the speakers’ agenda at the Oct. 10 East New Market commission meeting was Adam Tolley, president of the East New Market Volunteer Fire Company, who attended for clarification on a recent funding issue. “In my 12 years I believe we’ve had a very good working relationship with the town. […]

Pet blessing of many dogs and one cat

EAST NEW MARKET — Where would you find Vizlas, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, a Pomeranian, a little Boston Terrier, a sassy toy Poodle, a mini Schnauzer, and a Dachshund/Terrier mix, plus one 11 year old cat all in one place? Nope. Not a dog show, not a shelter, not a circus. It was the annual […]

Police briefs Aug. 1, 2018

BURGLARY AND TRESPASSING: HURLOCK — On July 29, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6129 Palmers Mill Road, Hurlock for a report of an individual standing in the roadway blocking traffic and kicking vehicles. Upon arrival deputies located the suspect Bryan Scott Chance, 35, sitting on the front porch of the residence […]

When an animal ‘pays it forward’

EAST NEW MARKET – After 25 years of practicing veterinary medicine, I can honestly say that occasionally I am humbled. The last week of June 2018 was one such week. Being a veterinary practice owner isn’t for the faint of heart. We have good intentions of healing pets and helping their owners, but we have […]

Church Directory for June 20, 2018

Editor’s note: Church listings appear in The Banner’s Wednesday edition. In order to be included in the listings church information MUST be submitted by NO LATER THAN NOON Monday each week. Churches not submitting or contacting the Banner office (410-228-3131; or by e-mail, eyeore@newszap.com or bannernews@newszap.com) will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

East New Market says ‘no’ to Dollar General

EAST NEW MARKET — At the April 10 East New Market meeting commissioners decided the fate of a proposed Dollar General store at the intersection of Rtes. 16 and 392. John Camp from Oxford Chase Development, Inc. presented the possibility at a February work session. The decision was “no.” At the March town meeting Mr. […]

Immanuel UCC blesses seeds for farmers

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The Rev. Dale Krotee, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Cambridge, led his congregation Sunday in a Blessing of the Seeds. Andrew Albert of East New Market, at center left, held a bowl of seeds high during a prayer.

CAMBRIDGE – Motorists on U.S. 50 east of Cambridge on Sunday morning might have spotted a congregation outside Immanuel United Church of Christ around 11 a.m. The Rev. Dale Krotee was leading his flock in a Blessing of the Seeds to welcome the arrival of spring and the planting season. “It’s such a great symbol […]

ND is fifth at Reach the Beach Nationals

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Members of North Dorchester High School’s cheerleading team celebrated their fifth-place finish at last weekend’s Reach the Beach OC Rec/Schools Nationals cheer and dance competition in Ocean City. In front from the left are Savannah Windsor, Hannah, Mccollister, Jasmine lofland, and Jessica Young. In the middle from the left are Jessica Ramey, Kyla Riggs, Zhela Alison, Kari Tolley and Bri’yania Chester. In back from the left are Kayley Bradley, Jasmine Pearson, Madison Schuyler, Jacob Dashiell, Alison Layton and Abigail Callahan. Cami Abbott and Jordan Lewis were unable to attend.

OCEAN CITY – The North Dorchester High School cheerleading team placed fifth in the weekend’s “Reach the Beach OC Rec/Schools Nationals” cheer and dance competition in Ocean City. Fifth is pretty good for cheerleading, but they might have been champs when it comes to compassion. The Eagle girls and boy dedicated their performance to teammate […]

Health Department gives kits to schools

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Excited Warwick Huskies with (back row, from left) PE teacher Pat Gargan, Julie Jones from the Health Department, and Principal Marybeth Blake.

Six Dorchester County schools recently received kits donated by the Dorchester County Health Department meant to promote physical activity during indoor recess and “brain breaks.” Each grade at Warwick Elementary, Sandy Hill, Vienna Elementary, South Dorchester K-8, North Dorchester Middle and Mace’s Lane Middle Schools received a bag of age-appropriate equipment and activities. Julie Jones, […]

Freeman achieves rank of eagle scout

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Scott Freeman Adam Freeman, at front row center, celebrated his achieving the rank of eagle scout at a Court of Honor on Feb. 11. In attendance were the members of Boy Scout Troop 754 of East New Market, family, friends, local and state officials.

EAST NEW MARKET – Adam Freeman celebrated his achieving the rank of eagle scout during a ceremony at the East New Market Fire Hall on Feb. 11. With him were the members of Boy Scout Troop 754, family and friends, as well as local and state government officials. The day marked the high point of […]