Delmarva Power plans line upgrade

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva Power will be hosting a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Delmarva Community Services, 2450 Cambridge Beltway to provide its customers and communities with input where they can meet DP’s project team and learn more about the following project. According to a letter sent to Delmarva […]

Preserving their community’s stories

Editor’s note: The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with a project funded by either an MHAA grant or a Heritage Area mini-grant. This month’s spotlight shines on the East New Market Heritage Committee, which has been […]

Community Day held at Friendship Park

EAST NEW MARKET — After a day of tornado watches, severe storm warnings, and high winds, on April 27 the sky cleared, the sun came out and while it was breezy, nothing deterred the celebration of this year’s East New Market Community Day at Friendship Park. The traditional pet parade was adorable as usual and […]

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 […]