ESCJA law enforcement class graduates

SALISBURY — Twenty law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Kent and Garrett counties graduated in the 82nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College at the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held […]

Tour the Shore paddle series is announced

EASTON — ShoreRivers’ Tour the Shore summer kayak series begins this month, with a monthly paddle on one of four rivers through September. Tour the Shore gives novice and experienced paddlers alike an opportunity to explore creeks and rivers with small groups led by ShoreRivers’ experienced, certified staff. Paddle routes are chosen to highlight the […]

Students invited to enter art & essay contest

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County 350th Anniversary Steering Committee invites students in kindergarten through 12th grade to celebrate Dorchester’s diverse history by creating an essay or artwork that answers or illustrates the following: If you had a time machine and could travel anywhere in Dorchester County’s history, when and where would you go? Why did […]

Water moves us to…document our heritage!

CAMBRIDGE — In preparation for the Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways exhibit, which will open this fall at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, exhibit planners are developing a companion exhibit that showcases Dorchester’s own water stories. Photographer Jill Jasuta is working with the Water/Ways Steering Committee to document Dorchester County’s water stories in photographs and video. […]

Adam’s Road Ministry to visit St. Mark’s UMC

EASTON — On July 17 at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Easton is sponsoring Adam’s Road Ministry, a Christian nonprofit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song and testimony. According to a press release, “Jesus unshackled four people and filled them with the knowledge of God’s amazing grace. […]

5th Sporting Clays event raises $77K

QUEENSTOWN — The recent 5th annual Sporting Clays Classic was a great success, netting $77,227 to benefit the breast imaging and biopsy equipment and program needs of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown on June 9, […]

Rotary celebrates Flags for Heroes campaign

CAMBRIDGE — The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently celebrated its 2019 “Flags for Heroes” campaign. Members and friends of the Club installed 200 American flags on the berm by the Dorchester County Tourism office at Sailwinds Park on May 23 in recognition of Memorial Day. This year, the Club decided to keep the Flags up […]

County to aid DCS meals program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 on June 2 to fill a need at Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS), which has seen funds cut 60 percent for its senior meals program. DCS President and CEO Santo Grande had asked at the council’s previous meeting for help in feeding the area’s elderly. […]

UM SRH applies to move behavioral health beds

EASTON — Shore Regional Health has announced that it will prepare a modified Certificate of Exemption (COE) application to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to move inpatient behavioral health beds and services in 2021 from UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester to UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. If submitted and approved, the move […]

Council invited to visit summer reading program

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council were invited to visit New Beginnings Youth and Family Services to see for themselves the work being done there for local children. Executive Director Theresa Stafford extended the invitation during the council’s meeting on June 2. She said her group is a non-profit organization that provides after-school […]