58th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show

FEDERALSBURG — The 58th Annual Old-Time Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show will be held Aug. 3 through 5 on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. See in action: Steam engines, wheat threshers, antique cars, antique tractors, gas engines, miniature steam train, shingle sawing, miniature sawmill, steam models, sawmill, broommaking, basketmaking, rock crusher, blacksmith […]

Suspect arrested in armed robbery, carjacking

FEDERALSBURG — Maryland State Police arrested a Federalsburg man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking incident in Dorchester County. The suspect is identified as Gerald Lashawn Graves, 44, of Federalsburg. Graves was apprehended April 16 shortly before 7:15 a.m. at an apartment complex in Denton. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s […]

USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?” Childhood hunger is a persistent problem in many parts of rural America. This especially so during the summer when school is out […]

Three nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year

Jaime Windon of Lyon Distilling Company has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Maryland Capital Enterprise Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

SALISBURY – Maryland Capital Enterprise (MCE) officials have announced the three finalists for the 2017 MCE Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the MCE Banquet on Nov. 2, at Salisbury University. The finalists and bios follow: Kelly Jackson Emily’s Produce 2214 Church Creek Road Cambridge, MD 21613 www.emilysproduce.com […]

Eastern Shore Threshermen to hold 56th Annual Show Aug. 5, 6, 7

  FEDERALSBURG — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc. will be holding its 56th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show Aug. 5, 6, 7, at the 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. There […]

New book chronicles North Dorchester properties, families

CAMBRIDGE — When Marjorie Dixon Roxburgh volunteered as a garden tour guide at a historic house in East New Market several years ago, she didn’t expect to get involved with it. Not only did she end up involved but absolutely enthralled with the history of the house and its previous owners. The end result of […]

Dorchester County Family YMCA asks for North Dorchester input

HURLOCK — On March 29 from 7-8 pm, staff members from the Dorchester County Family YMCA will be sharing with the residents of North Dorchester plans to bring fitness and youth sports to Hurlock Elementary beginning April 11. Residents from the North Dorchester area are invited to come and learn what the YMCA has planned […]

Community nominates Hometown Heroes

CAMBRIDGE— For more than a century, The Banner’s mission has been to educate and celebrate the Heart of Chesapeake Country, and to fulfill that mission, we have published countless stories about the people who make this community what it is. But we know there are more stories out there–people who haven’t received the recognition they […]

On the Death of Willie “Chan” Johnson

I’m in an odd business for a sensitive guy. I’ve been diagnosed as having my heart too close to my skin, and I prove it just about every day. Every person who has ever betrayed me, lied to me, lovers who have loved and left, they all took a chunk out of me, and I […]

Fade2Black partnership helps foster youth on Mid Shore

FEDERALSBURG — Lonnelle Green of Easton, owner of Fade2Black Barber Shop with locations in Federalsburg and Easton, is partnering with the Talbot County Department of Social Services to make a difference in the lives of foster children on the Mid Shore. Mr. Green answered the call from the Department, which was looking for local business […]