Connecting with the faith community

EASTON — In an ongoing effort to connect with the faith community and work together to build hope, stability and shelter for area hard-working families, Habitat for Humanity is planning two events — a Clergy Build Day and a Prayer Walk. The Clergy Build is for any area clergy to join everyone and serve the […]

Hog Yard Heritage Days, Sept. 21-22

RHODESDALE — Sept. 21 and Sept. 2, is Hog Yard Heritage Days two-day event commemorating the recent preservation and dedication of the Wheatley Community House, and the 235th Anniversary of Wheatley Methodist Church. Activities are planned outside in the tranquil “church grove” setting. Some seating will be available under a tented area. Personal lawn chairs […]

Dorchester Banner seeks your help with survey

CAMBRIDGE — As your community newspaper, we have enjoyed a close, personal relationship with our readers and have appreciated feedback so freely shared with us over the years. That’s why we’re excited to launch a new survey today to learn more about what you like and want in your newspaper. We strive to bring you […]

Neck District VFC holds block party

NECK DISTRICT — Members of the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company held a block party on Saturday, as a way to foster new friendships among residents of the area. “Most of the streets within the Neck District are not overly conducive to meeting neighbors other than maybe those on adjacent properties, and even then it […]

11th Annual Alpaca Festival Sept. 21-22

PRESTON — Looking for something fun and unique to do with the family? Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm will celebrate its 11th Annual Fall Festival in Preston, Sept. 21 and 22. This event is held on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland and attendees will enjoy shopping, entertainment and the opportunity to meet these inquisitive and […]

Spectrum: Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit

It’s time to prepare for the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ Annual Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition. Entry forms are due on Sept. 22 and are available at DCA or for download at The show opens Oct. 5, and entries may be dropped off Oct. 2 and 3 between noon and 8 […]

Skipjack race is Saturday

CAMBRIDGE — The 23rd annual Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race will be held on the Choptank River in Cambridge at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. This event, which is hosted by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee, will include a parade of boats and the race. It features skipjacks that were originally built in 1886 to the Nathan of […]

Dorchester man charged in killing

VIENNA — Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested a Dorchester County man Sept. 13 in connection with a 2001 cold case involving the killing of a correctional officer. The accused is identified as John Michael Ingersoll, Jr., 46, of East New Market. The Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Ingersoll at 9544 Black Dog Alley, Easton […]

Historic Handsell to host Living History Presentations

VIENNA — Visitors to Dorchester County’s largest living history event will enjoy hands-on interaction with a variety of activities on Oct. 12 at the 9th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree at the historic Handsell site near Vienna. Designed as an event for families, the Jamboree will feature open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and […]

What Habitat is doing in the local community

CAMBRIDGE — JoAnn Hansen, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Choptank, spoke to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about Habitat and the work they are doing in the Cambridge/Dorchester community. With a proven process for selecting families, once selected they are required to give hours of work on their future home. It, also, requires volunteer […]