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 […]

Updated Langeler Memorial Building is rededicated

A building that originally served as Fellowship Hall for Asbury Methodist Church was updated and recently rededicated by Wicomico Presbyterian Church, which now owns the building. Wicomico Presbyterian is Salisbury’s oldest continuously active congregation, established in 1683 when the Rev. Francis Makemie arrived on lower Delmarva from Ireland to minister to Presbyterians located along the […]

Sharptown readies for 93rd Firemen’s Carnival

It wouldn’t feel like summer on the Eastern Shore without the traditional carnivals operated by volunteer fire companies. One of the largest and longest-running of those is the Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival, opening for its 93rd year at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. The time-honored tradition of the firemen’s carnival is enough to get people out […]

Jackie Fritch was a true believer in supporting peace

“Activism in the pursuit of peace was not something Jackie Fritch did, it’s who she was,” said John Wright, minister at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury. Fritch, who was a longtime member of that congregation, died Saturday, July 20. She was 86 years old. Wright, who was her minister for 10 years, struggled to find […]

Don Fitzgerald’s voice will never go silent

Don Fitzgerald has a long history of survival. He survived a tour of duty in Vietnam as a young draftee with the U.S. Army more than 50 years ago. He has survived 11 surgeries since 2002, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of low-grade sarcoma in his larynx. He also survived two false-negative […]