Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 9, 2019

50 years ago Plans for a new Cambridge Public Library building were discussed last night at a meeting of the library directors. Arthur Kamens, president of the directors, asked for a report from F. Hamilton Whipple who is serving as chairman of a New Building Committee. Mr. Whipple told the board he and his committee […]

Neck District VFC posts upcoming activities

CAMBRIDGE – The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company has announced upcoming projects and a success for one of their members. Leaders of the company wrote in a recent statement that Charles Lewis has received his certification for Rescue Technician Vehicle Machinery Extrication. “Congratulations to our brother and thank you, Charles, for your dedication.” […]

Team TriMacc: Emily Ruf finds a new sport

CAMBRIDGE – What does a lifelong volleyball player from the western shore do on the Eastern Shore where there aren’t any leagues? This was the question Emily Ruf asked herself when she and her husband moved to Cambridge in 2011. The move forced her to look for a new sport to fill the gap, as […]

Federalsburg, Preston get fully staffed crews

FEDERALSBURG – The citizens of southern Caroline County can be confident that if they need help, it’s closer than ever. “The Caroline County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) has officially expanded service as of Jan. 1,” a statement from the agency said. “We are proud to announce that Station 11 in Federalsburg will be staffed […]

South Dorchester School earns five stars

GOLDEN HILL – It’s a small school, tucked away in South Dorchester, but you can’t say it’s out of sight – in fact, South Dorchester K-8 (SDS) is shining more brightly than ever, after earning five stars in a state survey. The Maryland Department of Education’s School Report Cards were compiled in the early fall […]

Globe’s Groove coming to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Downtown Cambridge kicks off 2019 with a special event, Globe’s Groove, a pop-up exhibition of dazzling show posters at Gallery 447. The event, which runs Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m., will highlight the work of Globe Poster, the legendary printing company known for creating classic posters for the likes of James Brown and […]

CareFirst gives $400K to regional providers

CAMBRIDGE – CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented three Eastern Shore organizations with grants totaling more than $400,000 on Monday. The funds are aimed at improving access to health care for uninsured or underinsured patients, some of whom suffer from substance abuse disorders. The ceremony took place at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC). Director […]

Help celebrate our local Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner will be honoring our local Hometown Heroes for 2019 this spring. Do your part to help us celebrate these Hometown Heroes by nominating friends and acquaintances that you know are deserving of recognition for their contributions to our community. Since our founding in 1897, The Banner’s mission has been to […]

DNR holds stamp design contest

ANNAPOLIS — Migratory Game Bird Stamp Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 23rd Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp and 45th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp design contests. These popular contests are open until March 8, 2019. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries March 16, 2019, […]

‘Shoot for the Neck’ hunt is successful

CAMBRIDGE — When the crew at Neck District Volunteer Fire Company was trying to think of new ways to raise money for their organization, member Eddie Dayton came up with what turned out to be a winning idea – a goose hunt. The first Shoot for the Neck event took place on Saturday, and was […]