Artifacts from Fork District to be shared

CAMBRIDGE — The first residents of the county, Native Americans, made their homes in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans and Africans. Their history will be the subject of a talk on Feb. 26. Early Dorchester County land records reflect the efforts that the white settlers went to in order […]

Society seeks history of Brookview, Eldorado

BROOKVIEW — The Dorchester County Historical Society (DCHS) has been working since April of this year to collect history about Brookview and Eldorado, located in the northeastern part of the county known as the Fork District. Local residents are being asked to contribute what they know about the area. In the spring, there were a […]

Hurlock Fall Festival Parade

HURLOCK – The 2019 Hurlock Fall Festival began with a parade down Main Street on Saturday morning. Among the many groups that took part, North Dorchester High School’s Marching Eagles added color and spirit to the event. Also in the parade were members of the Hurlock Lions Club, vehicles from Hurlock, East New Market, Secretary, […]

Brookview Hope donates to Salvation Army

submitted to dorchester banner/brookview hope home Natalie Ruark, left, a representative of The Salvation Army is presented with just some — of the most recent — donations of packed purses dedicated for women in crisis need from Shell Hurley, right, of Brookview Hope Home.

BROOKVIEW — Brookview Hope Home recently donated packed purses to the Salvation Army in Cambridge. The purses packed with daily necessities will be distributed to women who seek the services of the recently installed Bair House located at the Salvation Army complex at 200 Washington St., Cambridge. The shelter is a welcome accomplishment for our […]

Pierzchalski gives $35K to Eldorado-Brookview VFC

ELDORADO-BROOKVIEW – The fire company in this area of North Dorchester is quite a bit richer, after a substantial donation. During a membership meeting of Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Station 26 on Dec. 11, member Tom Pierzchalski Jr. presented a check for $35,456.20 to the station. Mr. Pierzchalski, owner of AM PM Marine of Pasadena, […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]

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, or will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

Eldorado/Brookview VFC receives donations

BROOKVIEW — Proceeds from the sales (from during the recently held Brookview Community Day) of beautiful garden art — fashioned and donated by Wendy Garner of Federalsburg was donated to the Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Company. Mrs. Garner so graciously crafted and sold these Garden Whimsys and generously donated the proceeds from the sale of these […]

Eldorado-Brookview VFC adds six new men

BROOKVIEW-ELDORADO – North Dorchester is safer than ever, now that Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Company’s (EBVFC) crew has grown. “Big congratulations going out to our six new firefighters,” a statement on social media from company leadership said. “These guys had 108 hours in training to become firefighters. They are Stephen Abt, Scott Abt, Vance Monroe, Zach […]