Salisbury’s American Jazz passes its sea trials

The American Jazz, seen in recent days on the Wicomico River, has passed its sea trials with flying colors, American Cruise Lines announced Monday. Following the successful trials, American accepted delivery of the riverboat from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. The 190-passenger American Jazz is the latest in American’s acclaimed series of five modern riverboats and […]

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week and help merchants

By the time August rolls around, many of us are trying to savor the last days of summer and prepare for the coming school year. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the rhythms of our lives, forcing us to adapt to a new routine. But in a world of uncertainty, one thing that remains […]

Network tracks ammonia, poultry particulates in air

A new ambient air monitoring network on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is up and running. The monitoring network, jointly supported by Delmarva Poultry Industry. The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, and the Maryland Department of the Environment, is the first to measure ambient ammonia levels on the Eastern Shore as well as in Baltimore City. […]

GG welcomes Marketing, Development personnel

Gillis Gilkerson has grown its team with the addition of Tori Brown as Director of Marketing and Kathy Shubert as Development Associate. “Tori and Kathy bring a level of sophistication and efficiency to our team,” said Dwight Miller, President of Gillis Gilkerson. “In their new positions, both will play an instrumental role in elevating our […]

River businesses step up to help with Port of Salisbury

Salisbury will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers to use toward […]

Salisbury Chamber advocating for restaurants

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic economic injury to the entire U.S. economy. Included in the economic carnage has been the hospitality industry and specifically, restaurants. From the date that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all indoor and outdoor restaurant service to cease, restaurants have faced cataclysmic consequences. Employee furloughs and layoffs occurred, and a […]

CARES Act funding still available for businesses

Wicomico County businesses that have been struggling to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial help from a pot of $8 million in federal funds to the county. The money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – or CARES Act – is being offered as grants of up […]

Local Public Radio stations to partner in new operation

For more than three decades, Salisbury University’s Delmarva Public Radio and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s WESM 91.3 FM have been allies in public broadcasting on the Peninsula. On Wednesday, July 1, they will strengthen that bond with a new partnership to create Delmarva Public Media. The new organization will allow all three stations […]

Greater Salisbury, Chamber offering marketing grants

The Greater Salisbury Committee, in participation with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, is leading “Pivoting for the Pandemic” — a marketing grant program for small businesses in Wicomico County affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. As a way to support businesses that have quickly pivoted operations and marketing strategies as a result of Covid, GSC […]

Maryland’s wild oyster harvest doubles from 2018

Despite having fewer days to work, Maryland watermen harvested nearly twice as many wild oysters last season as they did the previous year, state officials report. Even so, a new study finds the state’s population of bivalves is in much better shape now than it was two years ago, with abundance up and overfishing down. […]