Church Directory for June 20, 2018

Editor’s note: Church listings appear in The Banner’s Wednesday edition. In order to be included in the listings church information MUST be submitted by NO LATER THAN NOON Monday each week. Churches not submitting or contacting the Banner office (410-228-3131; or by e-mail, eyeore@newszap.com or bannernews@newszap.com) will not be included in that Wednesday’s paper. AGAPE […]

All eyes on the Little Choptank

Mid-Shore river complex valuable to both watermen and conservationists MADISON — For a real-time view of the struggle between a historic hard-working culture and natural preservation, look no further than Dorchester County and Mid-Shore waters. Watermen, whose work spans centuries on the Chesapeake Bay, are fighting for their livelihoods. Others are fighting for the lives […]

Shore Delegation serves legislative wrap-up at Dorchester Chamber breakfast

TAYLORS ISLAND — According to members of the Shore Delegation, the recent Maryland Legislative Session focused a bit too much on fallout from federal changes, but was productive nonetheless. Sen. Addie Eckardt, and delegates Chris Adams, Sheree Sample-Hughes and Johnny Mautz, offered their thoughts on the session to members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce […]

2017 Hometown Heroes Nominees Named

This is the Dorchester Banner’s fifth year of celebrating Dorchester County’s Hometown Heroes. Since 1897, 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. We celebrate the services of our […]

Saltwater Fishing Tournament winners announced

FISHING CREEK — The 39th Annual South Dorchester Community Foundation Saltwater Fishing Tournament was held recently and the following winners are listed here: BLUE: 3rd place, Kimmy boyer, 16 1/4; 2nd place, Ryan Cartwright, 16 7/8; 1st place, Mark Flowers, 22 1/2; captain, Mark Flowers. CATFISH: 3rd place, Irvin Cumberland III, 22 1/2; 2nd place, […]

County Council approves water, sewer plan amendment, easing site restrictions

CAMBRIDGE — At its Sept. 6 meeting, the Dorchester County Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 590 which amends a groundwater management area map that is part of the 2004 county comprehensive water and sewer plan. The Dorchester County Department of Environmental Health now awaits approval from the Maryland Department of the Environment. If approved by […]

Cambridge-South Dorchester graduates ready for the world

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School presented its graduation ceremony May 25. C-SD’s graduating class joined parents, relatives and siblings in the school gym, where Principal W. David Bromwell greeted them all and acted as master of ceremonies. “I’m real excited for the kids,” said Principal Bromwell, “I’m excited for our staff and the community […]

Cambridge City candidates offer positions on issues

In preparation for the upcoming City of Cambridge elections, the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce has asked the candidates for all offices to weigh in on five questions that highlight issues of particular concern to our members.  The following pages contain the responses to those five questions.  The five questions are listed below and are included […]

South Dorchester fire companies support the communities

CAMBRIDGE — The late Tom Flowers was a Dorchester County fixture who was instrumental in preserving the unique history of this diverse area. According to Pat Neild, who also plays an important role in historical preservation, Mr. Flowers organized the South Dorchester Folk Museum in 2000. Its mission is to “assure the preservation of historically […]

Patriot Point is dedicated to veterans’ recreation

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The DC Bowl Committee (DCBC) today announced that it is purchasing a 290-acre property near Cambridge, to operate as a retreat for wounded service members and their families. It will be named Patriot Point. The property previously was known as Poverty Point, located just north of Taylor’s Island on the banks of […]