These days, Betty Webster isn’t as busy teaching and running the Salisbury Dance Academy. At the age of 90, she stays involved, though, planning and promoting events, like the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre’s annual Nutcracker Ballet, its signature event that, every Christmas season for more than 25 years, has attracted hundreds. At home, the mother […]
As Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Salisbury’s literary community agrees, so wholeheartedly that a two-month series of events, presented as a festival, has been planned. With the slogan “One Book Can Change a Life,” the Salisbury […]
When Jake Day was on the Salisbury University campus last week announcing the “Buy a Home, Build a Business” program, he had conversations with students already interested in staying in town and launching companies. “We talked to some students looking to start a restaurant. Most young people are interested in products. One is creating a […]
Sometimes, the requests are heartbreaking. There have been fathers on the telephone, desperate, telling a food bank employee, “My wife is sick. We don’t know what we’re going to do. We have no food in the house.” “It can be depressing, but we have the overwhelming joy of really doing the greater good,” Jennifer Small, […]
When families consider moving to Wicomico County, one deciding factor is the quality of the school system and education their children will receive. “It critically important, especially for young families or couples considering having children, or who do have children. I hear that all the time,” Dr. Donna Hanlin, superintendent of schools, said. “I have […]
Go ahead, take a deep breath. The air in Salisbury is pure enough to enjoy it, so fresh it contributed to the city being named ninth-cleanest in the country, on a list published by Realtor.com. Research, completed by a Realtor.com team, determined the 10 cleanest cities, in order from first to 10th. They are Naples, […]
Against a lively guitar tune, the popular “I Love Salisbury” video opens with a pink heart, arched lines inside representing the ocean and flying seagull, below the words Dear SBY.
Shared and replayed thousands of times, the video is the first in an upcoming series, designed for the enjoyment of the public, and as a way for Mayor Jake Day to share messages.
Ground was broken at the Salisbury Zoo last week for a new William E. Morgan Conservation Center, located between the flamingo and tropical bird exhibits In the Tropics Trail. Planned is a 1,300-square-foot structure “standing in the same footprint as the old building,” which was a visitor center, explained Mary Seemann, director of marketing and […]
More than 100 vendors will offer products and services at the Salisbury Optimist Club’s Better Living Expo this weekend. Planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, the event will feature services and innovations for the home, health, finance […]
Salisbury’s Acting City Administrator Julia Glanz has been hired as the new City Administrator. Mayor Jake Day, who requested the City Council approved the hiring, said the decision was made after much discussion and consideration of other candidates. “We had many applicants,” Day told Salisbury Independent. “I reviewed 29 applications. Many more came in, well […]