IRONMAN Maryland triathlon is canceled

CAMBRIDGE — A local sports tradition, one that attracts thousands of visitors annually, will not take place this year. Organizers announced last week the cancellation of the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon. “With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local […]

Guest opinion: Address to C-SD Class of 2020

Hello, and thank you Talayasia [Young, Senior Class President], that was incredibly kind, and you should be proud that you are the President of the amazing, dare I say it legendary, Cambridge-South Dorchester class of 2020.My name is John Handley. I am only here because Oprah had a last minute booking for the Tonight Show […]

Police and Fire briefs, Aug. 5, 2020

Shoplifter takes a rideAn Ocean City boardwalk business manager shared news of an attempted theft on Friday.“Last night, we had a shoplifting incident at The Kite Loft,” the statement said. “A woman came into the store and stole several items.“We have well trained employees and an excellent camera system, so as a result, the police […]

Wooden boatbuilding alive and well in Md.

ST. MICHAELS — Enter the working shipyard at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Md. and you will discover a community of shipwrights and apprentices of different generations working together through a shared appreciation for craftsmanship, resourcefulness and the smell of freshly planed wood. It is a rare sight to see in this […]

Evans will lead Mace’s Lane Middle School

CAMBRIDGE — Mace’s Lane Middle School’s new principal won’t have any trouble finding his way around the building as he heads into his second tenure as a Tiger. Vaughn Evans is a very familiar face around Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS), as he has also led Warwick Elementary twice, North Dorchester Middle School, North Dorchester […]

Church bulletin, Aug. 5, 2020

Faith Baptist FellowshipWednesday Bible Study/Prayer at 7 p.m. will feature a study of the Book of Proverbs. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. Join in-person and on Facebook LIVE at Listen from church parking lot on 88.9 FM.The church is at 1312 Race St. Call 410-221-5104. Old Trinity ChurchOld Trinity Church resumed regular […]

Threshermen to hold 60th show Aug. 7-9

DENTON — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. will hold their 60th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show August 7-9 at their showgrounds located on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 a.m. each day. The show this year is […]

2020 Nanticoke Indian Powwow canceled

MILLSBORO, Del. — Citing health and safety dangers associated with COVID-19, organizers announced on Thursday the cancellation of the traditional Nanticoke Indian Powwow scheduled for next month. The 43rd annual event was scheduled to be held Sept. 12-13 at the new Hudson Fields site in Milton, and designed to introduce the public to Native American […]

Message Wall Aug. 5, 2020: Neighbors reach out

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which […]

Hogan orders masks in all public places

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced July 29 the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common high-risk location for COVID-19. A […]