Players to stage ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Directing a play is a huge commitment of time and energy. It helps if the script is compelling. “There has to be something about it, like if I’m reading a script and I’m holding it tightly because it’s exciting,” said Pete Cuesta, who is in the final stages of preparation for the Community Players of […]

Henrietta Moore remembered for her ‘Attic’

Salisbury-area residents, as well as visitors to the area in the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, might recall a quirky used book shop called Henrietta’s Attic. Located on Maryland Avenue just off Route 13, the store was cluttered and filled with treasures for those who enjoyed the hunt. The owner, Henrietta Jones Moore, was a […]

Another Downtown mural wins wide acclaim

A freshly painted brick wall, one side of Delmarva Veteran Builders’ new home at 120 East Market St. in Downtown Salisbury, has been transformed into a work of public art. Delmarva Veteran Builders owner Chris Eccleston offered just one guideline for the mural he hired Brandon Bell and Deserea Martin to create that now graces […]

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign now under way

Since 1891, when the first kettle was placed in a public area in San Francisco to collect money for a Christmas dinner for the destitute and homeless of the area, the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign has heralded the start of the holiday season with tinkling bells and merry Christmas  greetings starting on Black […]

New name and owner, but same Olde Towne eatery

Olde Towne Cafe & Coffeehouse customers have been greeted by Vicente Hernandez’s broad grin since July 2018. He knows many of them by name, creating a sense of welcome among regular customers at the eatery on North Division Street in Downtown Salisbury. Hernandez, who found his way to Salisbury from the Washington, D.C., area, arrived […]

Players’ ‘Matilda, The Musical’ opens Friday Nov. 1

What is a bright, curious and determined little girl to do when her parents are so obsessed with other interests, they have neither the time nor energy for their daughter? Despite a horrible home life and disengaged parents, Matilda Wormwood manages to adult allies and blossoms into a creative, strong young woman with a vivid […]

MAC to host Thrive! expo/ event on Saturday, Oct. 26

A free, one-day, one-stop presentation of information, resources, opportunities and services of interest to residents age 55 and older is coming to Salisbury on Saturday, Oct. 26. Thrive is a senior expo event taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MAC in Salisbury, sponsored by MAC, the Salisbury Independent newspaper, Holloway Funeral Home, […]

Grace Foxwell Murdock helps see Salisbury recognized worldwide for Kindness

Salisbury has earned a special recognition — it is the first city in the United States and second in the entire world to earn the distinction of World Kindness City. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Salisbury became  become the first World Kindness USA City. The announcement was made from Switzerland, during the World Kindness Movement Summit. […]

Public schools ready for students’ return next week

When students return to the classroom next week, Wicomico County Public Schools will be ahead of schedule along the path to reaching some strategic goals, according to Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin. Named superintendent in 2016, Hanlin spent her first year taking stock of the system and listening to the community. She held focus groups within […]

Folk Festival volunteer opportunities available

A bucket brigade – a human chain of first-responders, if you will – is generally a firefighting tactic used to put out a fire, in the absence of more sophisticated equipment. Not so at the National Folk Festival, which will take place Sept. 6-8 in Salisbury. For those three days the Bucket Brigade will be […]