Remembering Dorchester, Nov. 21, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago After two years of construction, the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester was launched in Cambridge Creek on Friday afternoon. The Nathan is destined to be a working model of a Chesapeake Bay dredgeboat and a living classroom for students. Harold Ruark, designer of the Nathan, said he […]

GNWA Jamboree attendance higher than ever

CAMBRIDGE — The 36th Annual Grand National Waterfowl Hunt took place over the weekend, attracting enthusiastic locals and visitors to the celebration of culture, commerce and natural resources. A variety of events were offered from Thursday through Saturday, with highlights – aside from the actual hunting – being the public Jamboree on Friday, and the […]

Hoopers Island Oyster Co. unveils 2nd edition tin

CAMBRIDGE — Honoring the proud tradition of Maryland’s skipjacks and working watermen, Hoopers Island Oyster Co. debuted its 2018 commemorative oyster tin at a reception during Second Saturday festivities on Nov. 10 at Black Water Bakery in downtown Cambridge. Company officials were joined by the board of the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester to unveil the […]

American Legion works to include more personnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Membership eligibility in The American Legion is determined by Congress through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel were activated. Since its founding in 1919, membership in The American Legion has been open to veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, […]

C-SD’s Condon wins state championship

HEREFORD – Some people can run, and that’s fine. But Sarah Condon can race. The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School junior is the 2018 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s Cross Country Region 1A state champion, after her 20:52.82 finish on the grueling Hereford High School course. Sarah was about 9 seconds – pretty convincing, in […]

NDMS celebrates Veterans’ Day

SHILOH – North Dorchester Middle School’s students and teachers observed Veterans’ Day on Friday with an assembly in the gym, featuring the Owls’ band, choir, step team, poms and flag squad performing in honor of the nation’s armed services. Veterans’ Day, originally marking the end of the First World War, takes place officially on Nov. […]

Money wreath at Pleasant Day Gala

CAMBRIDGE — When is a money wreath not a money wreath? When it is a Snowman stuffed with money. This Snowman will be spotlighted in Jackie Vickers’ office at Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care, so you can guess how much money is in/on/under/on top of the snowman? There may be dollars, 5 dollar bills, […]

County chooses: Mostly Republican, mostly incumbents

CAMBRIDGE – A strong early-voting turnout combined with Election Day ballots on Nov. 6 provided Dorchester’s choices: mostly Republican, and mostly incumbents. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford were overwhelming favorites in the county on their way to re-election, getting 74.7 percent of the vote in Dorchester. Democratic challengers Ben Jealous […]

Phillips Packing House is one of six projects

CAMBRIDGE — As a part of Preservation Maryland’s strategic efforts to save threatened historic places, the organization recently announced its fourth class of Six-to-Fix projects from around the state. The Phillips Packing House revitalization project, spearheaded by Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and Baltimore’s Cross Street Partners, is among them. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is […]

The Dorchester Garden Club’s Heron Garden

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Garden Club, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2020, has a long history of service and community involvement to the Dorchester County community. This is the second in a series of articles to highlight the 5 civic improvement gardens that the club’s members are actively engaged in to help protect […]