Cambridge honors top officers

CAMBRIDGE – Chief Mark Lewis took the evening of July 31 to honor a group of Cambridge police officers who were deemed to exhibit service that went above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony and dinner took place in the new American Legion Post 91 on Sunburst Highway in this city. Honored in […]

Hogan, officials open new wharf

CAMBRIDGE – Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley greeted the crowd on hand July 17 for the dedication of the new deep water wharf at Governors Hall by quoting her church, saying “if we all do a little bit we can get a lot done.” The reconstruction of the wharf near Sailwinds Park was funded by the Maryland […]

Governor and Cabinet help celebrate Legion opening

CAMBRIDGE – Governor Larry Hogan visited Cambridge on Tuesday, July 17, and helped the American Legion celebrate the opening of the new Legion Post 91 by hiring the public hall for a cabinet meeting that kicked off visits to more than 100 Shore locations by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and their cabinet members. “It’s a […]

Comptroller comments on tax deadbeats

CAMBRIDGE — Comptroller Peter Franchot recently announced the names of the top 25 businesses and 20 individuals collectively owing $12.7 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest to the State of Maryland. The Comptroller’s Office publishes the top scofflaws on the agency’s website in a public attempt to get those on the list to pay […]

Hogan visits monument in North Dorchester

HURLOCK — Governor Larry Hogan came to North Dorchester on June 20 to visit the voting freedom monument located on MD Route 16 just south of Preston. The monument commemorates the 10 county men who worked to change the voting system in Dorchester County from an at-large system to a district representative system. With his […]

Celebrate Dorchester highlights local cuisine

CAMBRIDGE — The ninth annual Celebrate Dorchester food and restaurant celebration and competition was held at Governors Hall on June 5. Featuring ingredients sourced from local vendors and farmers, 13 local restaurants participated with a variety of seafood and “landfood” dishes designed to delight the attendees, who were also the “People’s Choice” judges in the […]

Local athletes, volunteers in triathlon

CAMBRIDGE – There was a time when people didn’t know what a triathlon was, much less want to compete in one. Well, those days are over. Several Dorchester County government employees, friends and family, as well as members of local clubs and independent athletes, competed or volunteered in the IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman on Sunday, showing […]

Emily Wittstadt, Dorchester’s ‘Bear Lady’

Dorchester Banner/Paul Clipper Emily Wittstadt with her latest muskrat fur bear creation. It takes 14 muskrat pelts to make one bear, and they all have different personalities, according to Ms. Wittstadt.

Every year, the National Outdoor Show in Golden Hill has a live auction to help fund the event, and each year the signature item in the auction is a handmade muskrat fur teddy bear. If you’ve never been, it’s easy to make jokes about a muskrat fur plush toy, but when you get up close […]

LeCompte wins Miss Outdoors

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan From the left, 2018 Little Mr. Outdoors Mike Willey, 2018 Little Miss Outdoors Evelai Hurley, and 2018 Miss Outdoors Jordan LeCompte were presented to a full house at the beginning of Saturday’s evening show.

GOLDEN HILL – Facing stiff competition in a field of nine girls, 17 year-old Jordan LeCompte danced her way into the title of Miss Outdoors for 2018 on Friday night, in the opening pageant of this year’s National Outdoor Show. Jordan displayed style and beauty in the casual wear and evening gown competitions, as did […]

Van Hollen visits Hoopers Island Oyster Co.

Dorchester banner/Paul Clipper Senator Chris Van Hollen stands with Johnny Shockley of Hoopers Island Oyster Company, and Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley during a visit to the oyster company’s manufacturing facility in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen came to Cambridge on Feb. 16, to visit and take a tour of the Hoopers Island Oyster Company manufacturing plant on Chesapeake Drive. There to greet him were business partners Ricky Fitzhugh and Johnny Shockley, along with HIOC employees and county and city representatives. Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and […]