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 […]

Volunteer fire assistance grants announced

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 […]

Town Square, Aug. 29, 2018

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. The Dorchester County Board of Education announced on Aug. […]

Superintendent Mitchell out, returns to job

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. It lasted less than a week. On Monday morning, the Board of Education published a statement saying, “Dr. Diana Mitchell has returned and resumed her duties at Dorchester County Public Schools. Welcome back!” In the interim, […]

Maryland Meals adds new schools for 2019

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 485 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. The funds supplement the federal reimbursement that schools receive through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

Model builder Hughes keeps history alive

CAMBRIDGE – When Lee Hughes first picked up woodworking tools as a young boy in Andrews, it must have seemed like a natural thing to do. After all, his father was a waterman, and the men in the village were all good with their hands, so putting together model workboats fit right in. Now, several […]

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 […]

5th Annual Chicone Village Day at Handsell

dorchester banner/Marci Ryan Photography Daniel Firehawk Abbott will be on hand during the annual Chicone Village Day on April 28.

VIENNA – The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance is sponsoring the 6th Annual Chicone Village Day at Handsell on Indiantown Road in Vienna, Dorchester County from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 28. All are welcome to come to Handsell on this special day designed to honor the history and culture of the Eastern Woodland Native People […]