Jail and correctional officers graduate Wor-Wic

SALISBURY – Thirty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties graduated in the 103rd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by […]

Shoal Creek Manor: Gone but not forgotten

CAMBRIDGE — Today, there is nothing left of Shoal Creek Manor, the home or John Woolford and Gov. Charles Goldsborough. This plantation house was built around 1750 and once stood on nearly 400 acres in East Cambridge. Originally it was part of the Choptank Indian lands, and was purchased from the Indians by the Ennalls […]

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School coaches and administrators have named their December athletes of the month. The students are honored not only for their accomplishments in sports, but also in the classroom and for their good citizenship. Each was presented with a prize from sponsors. Metal Arc provided gift cards for the varsity winners, […]

Locals give to help the needy

CAMBRIDGE – Even with businesses, it’s not always about making money. Sometimes, it’s about giving things away. Volunteers demonstrated that again this year, with their Dorchester Santa Toy Drive. “We are an organization formed by business owners and young community members to support the Salvation Army in bringing joy to family’s lives at Christmas,” a […]

A new Exhibit, a Hanging in Cambridge

Did you ever hear an English teacher’s old grammar rule, “Horses and cattle get painted and hung, horse thieves and cattle rustlers get arrested and hanged?” So what went on at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on Jan. 2 and 3 was works of art being hung, and Lisa Krentel, an experienced and gifted […]

Handsell historic site is attacked by vandals

VIENNA – Vandals have attacked a local historical site, using firearms to damage displays. A statement from the Nanticoke Historical Preservation Alliance, operators of the Handsell historic site, said on Sunday, “Recent incidents at Handsell involve shooting at the building and longhouse exhibits, including damage to a newly installed window. Persons responsible are subject to […]

Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 26, 2018

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Nearing home on their space odyssey, the Apollo 8 astronauts today readied their portable TV camera for a sixth and final celestial telecast following Christmas Day’s cooking lesson from space. “What we thought we would do today was just show you a little bit about life […]

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation holds annual event

EASTON — Appreciation was the theme of evening on Nov. 29, at Talbot Country Club, as University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its annual event for donors. Gathered for the occasion were donors and friends who supported various fundraising drives and events during the past year to benefit programs and services of UM Shore […]

First Santa’s Workshop gives to 326 children

CAMBRIDGE — It was a holiday event that some 326 girls and boys from the Cambridge community will remember for quite some time as Santa and Ms. Claus visited the Cambridge Elks Lodge #223 on Pine Street in Cambridge. The Santa’s Workshop started when Santa arrived at the Elks Lodge on the Cambridge Recuse Fire […]

Choptank Electric Trust gives over $4 million

DENTON – The Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., funded by Choptank Electric Cooperative and its members through Operation Round Up®, reached its $4 million donation milestone this past spring. The Choptank Electric Trust distributes funds raised by members back into local communities here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Since 2004, the goal of Operation Round Up® is […]