Handsell highlights three cultures at Nanticoke Jamboree

CHICONE — The Nanticoke River Jamboree, Dorchester County’s largest living history event, was held at Handsell on Saturday. The event featured open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and hands-on demonstrations by Native Americans who once lived on the site, and crafts of early European settlers who built the house at Handsell hundreds of […]

Dorchester man charged in killing

VIENNA — Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested a Dorchester County man Sept. 13 in connection with a 2001 cold case involving the killing of a correctional officer. The accused is identified as John Michael Ingersoll, Jr., 46, of East New Market. The Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Ingersoll at 9544 Black Dog Alley, Easton […]

Historic Handsell to host Living History Presentations

VIENNA — Visitors to Dorchester County’s largest living history event will enjoy hands-on interaction with a variety of activities on Oct. 12 at the 9th annual Nanticoke River Jamboree at the historic Handsell site near Vienna. Designed as an event for families, the Jamboree will feature open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and […]

Police and Fire Briefs, Aug. 21, 2019

Drug arrest CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, a deputy with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Todd Player Jr., 30, of 4362 Bayshore Road, Taylors Island. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop conducted at Southside Drive and Woods Road, Cambridge. The suspect was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of […]

Two Saturdays remain to tour Handsell

VIENNA — Only two more Saturdays remaining to tour Handsell House during the “Summer Saturdays Celebration” Aug.24 and Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. An NHPA Trustee will be there to greet you at 4387 Indiantown Road. The Chicone Village at Handsell was created to celebrate the history and culture of the First […]

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 […]