County Council discusses flooding, livestreaming, jail

CAMBRIDGE — At their meeting Tuesday evening, the members of the Dorchester County Council heard a request for support from Gary McQuitty of the Friends of Honga River. The group was formed to seek solutions to issues damaging Middle Hoopers Island from the causeway to Hoopersville, he said, including flooding and erosion. “This is now […]

Duffy’s new book arrives in regional stores

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge writer Jim Duffy spills more ‘Secrets of the Eastern Shore’ in his second collection of day trips on the Delmarva Peninsula. In a brand-new second collection of Eastern Shore Road Trips, Cambridge-based author Jim Duffy wanders the towns, backroads, beaches, and waterways of the Delmarva Peninsula in hopes of inspiring readers to […]

D.C. chefs visit Hoopers Island Oyster Co.

FISHING CREEK — A group of 50 Washington, D.C.-area restaurant chefs rode across the Chesapeake Bay from Solomon’s Island on June 11 for an educational tour of Hoopers Island Oyster Co.’s farm in Fishing Creek The chefs were customers of Congressional Seafood, a leading wholesaler based in Jessup. “Any time we can educate customers as […]

47th W.T. Ruark Fishing Tournament June 2

HOOPERS ISLAND — Always held the first Sunday in June the 47th annual W. T. Ruark Fishing Tournament will be June 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. this year at the Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company. There will be as usual fun, food and prizes. Tickets are still only $5. Everyone who registers a legal […]

Police briefs

Julie Nicole McCumbie

‘SCAM ALERT’ It has been recently reported to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office that a number of local businesses in Dorchester County have received correspondence from unknown entities in reference to large amounts of U.S. currency which they could obtain through paying nominal amounts of money (processing fees). These correspondences have been received via fax, […]

Hoopers Island Oyster Co. unveils 2nd edition tin

CAMBRIDGE — Honoring the proud tradition of Maryland’s skipjacks and working watermen, Hoopers Island Oyster Co. debuted its 2018 commemorative oyster tin at a reception during Second Saturday festivities on Nov. 10 at Black Water Bakery in downtown Cambridge. Company officials were joined by the board of the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester to unveil the […]

Hoopers Island business gets fiber optics

FISHING CREEK – Business communications took a big step forward here on Thursday, when the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the arrival on Hoopers Island of fiber-optic broadband Internet. “This is to the 21st century what steel was to the 19th,” Johnny Shockley said. “The whole island is open for […]

Letter to the Editor, ‘Regarding the H-2B Visas’

At Rippons Bros. Seafood, we pride ourselves on providing Maryland with delicious and affordable seafood. But as the busy summer season draws closer, our business is threatened by a severe shortage of American labor and a cap on the number of H-2B seasonal worker visas. The federal H-2B program allows businesses to hire seasonal workers […]

Outdoor Show 2018 results

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The Outdoor Show is a popular venue for local hunters to reveal their talent in bird calls. These are done with only the voice and hand, or with a call device. Birds imitated this way are ducks, geese and turkeys. Winners from the various divisions took their places on stage with their trophies after the contest on Saturday afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT Miss Outdoors Miss Congeniality: Kyla Diggs Talent: Katherine Bradshaw 2nd Runner Up: Alexandria Wallace-Elliott 1st Runner Up: Katherine Bradshaw Miss Outdoors: Jordon LeCompte Miss Nature Girl Womanless Beauty pageant Winner crowned Jan. 20, 2018: Miss Eileen Cover (Justin Cook) SATURDAY AFTERNOON Little Miss Outdoors 2nd Runner Up: Serenity Blake 1st Runner Up: Kinsley […]

Hoopers Island Oyster Co. launches retail operation

submitted to dorchester banner/hoopers island oyster co. This limited edition heritage tin, which contains two pints of Chesapeake Gold oysters, is designed by Cambridge graphic artist Jill Jasuta and features the work of Dorchester artist Michael Rosato.

CAMBRIDGE — Hoopers Island Oyster Co., a Dorchester County aquaculture business, has opened a pop-up store for the holidays in Cambridge during the months of November and December. It is the first time the company is offering oysters by the dozen and in shucked pints direct to consumers. Shucked oysters are also available in a […]