What happened to the Becky Phipps cannon?

TAYLORS ISLAND — Ever wonder how the Becky Phipps cannon was damaged? It was regularly fired by islanders for almost 100 years in celebration of important events. One night more than a century ago, the cannon blew up during a celebratory firing. Here is a news article from the Baltimore Sun dated Nov. 14, 1912 […]

Hastings Garage: 60 years of service

EAST NEW MARKET – As a lifelong farmer in Dorchester County I have had the opportunity to meet many individuals and families that were engaged in the business of providing agricultural services to the farm community. Some were much better than others but generally the farmers were well-served by the businessmen that made up the […]

Christmas Eve carols on Taylors Island

TAYLORS ISLAND – On Christmas Eve at 6 p.m., the Island Grille/General Store will open for the annual Taylors Island Christmas Caroling Party. “Come out and sing a song, sing along or just watch and have a good time,” a statement from organizers said. The event is free. All are welcome to attend. “Share the […]

Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 3, 2019

The following is an excerpt from an online post by “Taylors Island Maryland.” Survey of Slaughter Creek dated 1880 to consider dredging: General survey or examination of Slaughter Creek was directed in the River and Harbor Act of 1870. The necessary field work was done by Assistant John L. Seager and party in October of […]

British aircraft carrier ‘Queen Elizabeth’ sails Bay

TAYLORS ISLAND — The British aircraft carrier “HMS Queen Elizabeth” passed Taylors Island on Friday morning, during a friendly visit to the Chesapeake Bay. The difference between this and an earlier, more problematic visit by a British ship, was noted in a post on the Facebook site, “Taylors Island.” An observer wrote a tongue-in-cheek post, […]

Patriot Point: Offering healing to warriors

TAYLORS ISLAND – If a visitor didn’t know the kind of place this is, he or she could probably figure it out – young and muscular men in civilian clothes talking to older men wearing shirts and baseball caps that say things like, “Combat Wounded”. Then the visitor spots a leg brace or a scar […]

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 […]