April 9 Message Wall: Sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner will continue to post updated lists of announcements through the week. […]

Message Wall: Neighbors sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner will continue to post updated lists of announcements through the week. […]

‘Blacks of the Chesapeake’ featured on Feb. 9

CAMBRIDGE — For more than a dozen years, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance has been building an organization committed to the history of three cultures — Native People, African-Americans and European settlers — that once lived in what is known as Indiantown, just north of Vienna in Dorchester County. At that location, visitors will find […]

Handsell highlights three cultures at Nanticoke Jamboree

CHICONE — The Nanticoke River Jamboree, Dorchester County’s largest living history event, was held at Handsell on Saturday. The event featured open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and hands-on demonstrations by Native Americans who once lived on the site, and crafts of early European settlers who built the house at Handsell hundreds of […]

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 […]

Two Saturdays remain to tour Handsell

VIENNA — Only two more Saturdays remaining to tour Handsell House during the “Summer Saturdays Celebration” Aug.24 and Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. An NHPA Trustee will be there to greet you at 4387 Indiantown Road. The Chicone Village at Handsell was created to celebrate the history and culture of the First […]