Handsell highlights local cultures

VIENNA — On Saturday, visitors had the chance to get up close and personal with Handell’s past in an annual event known as Chicone Village Day. When visitors first arrive, their eyes are immediately drawn to structures around a brick home that is also called the Handsell House. Handsell House itself was once the home […]

‘Freedom’ Wine sales double in past six months as perpetual fundraiser gains steam

VIENNA — Friends of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center received the third donation from Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery’s ongoing fundraising efforts. The donation of $4,175, made in honor of Harriet Tubman Day (March 10) brought the total amount donated by the winery to more than $11,000 in the last two years. “Layton’s Chance […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 27, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 100 years ago In reply to the challenge from Messrs. Patterson and Watkins, of Bucktown, to the Vienna fox hunters, under date of March 19th, we wish to say that the article which appeared in the Record of March 17th, concerning the chase in Indiantown of March 7th, was […]

USNA Midshipman to visit Chicone Village

The United States Naval Academy’s Native American Heritage Club (NAHC) will visit Handsell, a National Register Historic Site in early spring for an overnight camping trip at the Chicone Village.

VIENNA – The United States Naval Academy’s Native American Heritage Club (NAHC) will visit Handsell, a National Register Historic Site in early spring for an overnight camping trip at the Chicone Village. USNA’s NAHC is open to all Midshipmen, regardless of ethnicity. In addition to creating a supportive community for Native American Midshipmen, the club […]

Meals til Monday gets donation of freezer

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Activists celebrated the donation of a freezer to Vienna Elementary School (VES) on Feb. 26. The freezer will be used by MidShore Meals til Monday (MTM) to help volunteers feed hungry children. From the left are MTM Director Leslie Bishop, donor Cory Pitrone, Lowe’s Store Manager Rick O’Neal, VES Reading and Math Coach Dr. Ruthanna Lucas and VES Guidance Counselor Jacqueline Hunteman.

VIENNA — Hungry children and their families can thank Cory Pitrone for his donation of a freezer to MidShore Meals til Monday. The appliance is already in use at Vienna Elementary School, where MTM volunteers do much of their work, helping to feed 350 local youngsters. Mr. Pitrone works at Lowe’s in Salisbury. His employer […]

Town Square, Jan. 16, 2019

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. In our Jan. 2 edition, we reported on vandalism […]

Handsell historic site is attacked by vandals

VIENNA – Vandals have attacked a local historical site, using firearms to damage displays. A statement from the Nanticoke Historical Preservation Alliance, operators of the Handsell historic site, said on Sunday, “Recent incidents at Handsell involve shooting at the building and longhouse exhibits, including damage to a newly installed window. Persons responsible are subject to […]

1,500 lights will brighten Vienna’s streets

VIENNA — Vienna is the place to be on Dec. 15 as the 1,500 luminarias are rolled out to line the streets for the 37th year. Walk, ride the free Vienna tram, or drive to enjoy the spectacle and the decorated homes. From 5-8 p.m., stop along the way to see the museum and get […]

‘Retribution for Florence’ at Millie’s Nov. 2

DORCHESTER — The Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians are seeking retribution for Hurricane Florence. For the first time in 26 years the Annual Native American Festival, scheduled for Sept. 15 & 16, 2018 was canceled due to impending Hurricane Florence. A lot of time, effort and money had been invested in pulling the event together. The […]

Cultures’ pastimes are featured

VIENNA – It wasn’t all work in the old days – in fact, European colonists, African Americans and Native Americans had plenty of ways to entertain themselves. The 8th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree was held on Saturday, with the theme, “Games Replayed”. The location was Handsell Historic Site. The jamboree is Dorchester County’s largest living […]