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Editor’s note: We met Daryl Davis recently and asked him to tell us his story for this issue of The Banner.  “I had had a lot of racist experiences in my early life, and I had developed a question as a child. That question was ‘How can you hate me when you don’t know me?’  “As I got older, similar experiences continued. … Read more
HURLOCK — Cats and curfews were major discussion topics at the Aug, 11 Hurlock Town Council meeting.   A pre-meeting public hearing at 5:30 p.m. drew residents to discuss enacting a revised curfew ordinance. Although the town charter has a section on curfews (Sec. 6.201), suggestions made at the previous meeting indicated the regulations need to be more precisely defined.   Mayor … Read more
CAMBRIDGE — A traffic plan for Cambridge during the IRONMAN race next month won approval from the City Council late Monday, while Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley’s aunt Nancy Jackson blasted the Council over boarded-up buildings and other eyesores, saying parts of the city look “like a Third World.”  Describing the special traffic arrangements proposed for Sept. 18-20, race director Gerry Boyle told … Read more
I’m a relic, I’ll admit. I like music from the 40s, 50s and 60s, classic cars, romantic movies, Walt Disney Studio productions and PG rated movies. I don’t like movies and TV shows that are filled with vulgar words and nude bodies. And today it gets harder and harder to find clean entertainment.  On Sunday, myself and a couple friends, decided … Read more
At the height of summer, a gardener may well wish for less labor and more plants that take care of themselves. The ideal candidate is a versatile bush that flowers – fragrantly, if possible – produces berries that can be eaten by oneself or the birds, and looks attractive in fall.  From personal experience, I can recommend three different shrubs that … Read more
HURLOCK — In the spring of 2014, North Dorchester High School was the target of much scrutiny after indoor air quality concerns pointed to a potential mold problem at the school. The Superintendent and the Executive Team immediately directed district staff to investigate, and determined that there were concerns that needed remediation. A comprehensive report of the situation was presented … Read more
HURLOCK — On Aug. 1, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, assisted by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Hurlock Police Department, Maryland State Police Marijuana Eradication Unit, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Task Force Officers from Somerset and Wicomico counties and Members of the D.E.A./ Maryland State Police Major Traffickers Unit executed a Search & Seizure Warrant on … Read more
CAMBRIDGE — It was a beautiful day and the streets of Cambridge were packed with young and old. The evening brought competitions, wonderful food, great music, and line dancing by the class at the Dorchester County Family YMCA.  A crowd attending the Taste of Cambridge enjoyed the line dancing at 8:30 p.m. on Race Street as part of the free entertainment … Read more
CAMBRIDGE — The Rescue Fire Company’s 35th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val will be held at Sailwinds Park on Aug. 9.   The Seafood Feast-I-Val was voted one of the Top 100 Events and Festivals in North America by the American Bus Association. The All-You-Can-Eat menu includes steamed crabs, fried fish, crab soup, fried clams, BBQ chicken, sweet potato fries, ranch fries, watermelon, … Read more
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge resident and triathlete Tracy Maccherola believes that the experience of a triathlon is a lot like the experience of life. “It’s not about speed,” she says, “it’s all about having the mental fortitude to keep moving forward.”   And she would know. Ms. Maccherola is a seasoned athlete, regularly competing in 5k and 10k runs, marathons, and even … Read more
CAMBRIDGE — Co-owners Chris Brohawn and JT Merryweather have broken the traditional entrepreneurial mold. Using modern architecture and design, they have created a space that attracts locals and visitors to their downtown Cambridge brewery. Adding to the neighborhood vitality, RAR Brewing has quickly become a desired destination in Dorchester County.   Mr. Brohawn said, “The best thing about doing business in … Read more
I noticed in the paper Wednesday that the Cambridge Wheels group was going to hold the 2nd Annual Downtown Cambridge Car, Truck and Bike Show on Aug. 10 to benefit Pleasant Day Adult Day Care and that the 10th Annual Classic Car Show was going to be held during the Seafood Feast-I-Val on Aug. 9 at Sailwinds Park.  My appreciation for … Read more
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