Dorchester’s Country Churches: St. John’s United Methodist dates to 1789

GOLDEN HILL — St. John’s United Methodist Church has observed regular service since 1789 in the Golden Hill area. The St. John’s United Methodist Church represents the smallest form of rural meeting houses erected in Dorchester County during the late nineteenth century, and it reflects the pervasive influence of the Gothic and Colonial revivals that […]

Blackwater Refuge is site of historic cemetery

GOLDEN HILL — Visitors to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge sometimes ask about the small cemetery located along the Pollinator Sanctuary Trail, on the left after the fee station along the Wildlife Drive.The cemetery predates the establishment of the Refuge by 119 years, a statement from Friends of Blackwater NWR said last week. Some of the […]

Parish began with Tubman Chapel in 1767

GOLDEN HILL — On Route 335 in South Dorchester, nestled in the woods, is St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and its original Tubman Chapel. They are located in close proximity, the chapel to the north and the church to the south. The Chapel is the oldest Catholic church and one of the […]

Holotik’s essay is a winner

GOLDEN HILL – What a proud Fourth of July for Amanda Holotik! The South Dorchester School 5th grader learned last week that her essay, “How Can We Address the Health and Well-Being of Our Veterans, Military, and their Families?” was a winner at the national level of the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Americanism contest. Amanda’s […]

Kyla Diggs is 2020 Miss Outdoors

GOLDEN HILL – Kyla Diggs was crowned the 2020 Miss Outdoors at the National Outdoor Show on Friday. Kyla will attend many events throughout the coming year, representing the show, its activities and values. Little Miss and Mr. Outdoors are Genevieve Tyler and Irving Cumberland IV. This year’s champion muskrat skinners are husband and wife […]

National Jr. Honor Society Induction held

GOLDEN HILL — On Nov. 20, 15 middle school students at South Dorchester School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The SDS NJHS advisor, Melanie Holliday led the ceremony, she introduced all new inductees and defined the purpose of the ceremony. Jennifer Ruark, SDS principal, gave greetings and closing remarks, where she commented […]

74th Outdoor Show features unusual delicacy

Muskrat dishes have been enjoyed in Dorchester homes and restaurants for many generations.

GOLDEN HILL — In February and March 2019, you have a few opportunities to try one of Dorchester County’s more unusual delicacies — muskrat! This small rodent found in local marshlands used to be a staple on dinner tables. Now you, too, can experience it. •Try it prepared the traditional way on Feb. 23 during […]

Catholic Diocese video tour of Tubman Chapel

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has released a new video tour of the original St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, now called the Tubman Chapel; and the current St. Mary Star of the Sea, located across Hoopers Island Road from the original church, in Golden Hill, Dorchester County. The video, a […]