Community mourns restaurateur Denny Mogan

Denny Mogan, who spent his career in the local hospitality industry and launched a highly successful restaurant in Downtown Salisbury, died Friday, Jan. 8, following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tributes to Mogan, 40, began appearing on Facebook soon after people learned of his […]

HOPE works to help those in need break through barriers

Since 2008, Help and Outreach Point of Entry, or HOPE, has worked out of the basement of Wicomico Presbyterian Church on Broad Street, at first focusing on helping homeless or marginalized people find money to pay for medications. “This started in 1997, when there was no Medicaid prescription coverage,” said HOPE founder Donna Clark, explaining […]

Sheldon Larmore recalled as a caring, kind man

Sheldon Larmore — educator, author, artist, mentor and a friend to hundreds of people — died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at his Salisbury home. Born James Sheldon Larmore on Oct. 30, 1935, he was 85. He was a member of the last senior class to graduate from Wicomico High school in 1954. The building now […]

Assistive technology can help Alzheimer’s caregivers

Assistive technology is providing more possibilities for those with Alzheimer’s, as well as for their caregivers, by maximizing independence, improving quality of life, easing behavioral problems and reducing caregiver burden. Assistive technology are often common items or tools that help the elderly or disabled do the activities they have always done but must now do […]

Award recipients honored by Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore on Thursday honored four award recipients and celebrated annual grant-making efforts at its virtual Annual Meeting and Report to the Community. The foundation celebrated a total of $5.5 million in grants made in fiscal year 2020, including more than $539,000 in scholarships to local students. “While 2020 has […]

Brice Stump: Restored Somerset is back in business

When Salisbury businessman Bobby Leath Jr. decided a year ago to rebuild the Somerset, even he didn’t know it meant that more than 80 percent of the skipjack would be replaced. Leath, owner of Fat Boys Crabs, was up to the task. Then again, few knew in November 2019 that Leath would buy the iconic […]

Salvation Army to get early start on seasonal fundraising

To help meet the unprecedented level of need this holiday season, Walmart and The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore are working together to make it even easier for people to help others this Christmas. Building upon a 40-year relationship of supporting people in need during the holiday season, Walmart and The Salvation Army are bringing […]

Day’s labor yields 12 bushels of Chesapeake Bay oysters

Capt. Stoney Whitelock, 72, is a fifth-generation waterman. He lives in Dames Quarter and works the Tangier Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. During the summer months, he crabs. During the fall and winter, he oysters. Whitelock is adept at restoring and sailing skipjacks, the Maryland State Boat, but this year, for crab and oyster season, […]

Brice Stump: Tombstone tales from landmark shop

Bats, Jack o’ lanterns, witches and frightened black cats with deserted derelict mansions and tombstones are the stuff of haunted Halloween. Silhouetted tombstones of old, tall, leaning, broken and cracked tablets with arched tops and chunky stones topped with tilting statues, have become iconic images of a ghostly, moonlit night. Those were the standard graveyard […]

Community Foundation issues $5.5M in grants

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has announced a total of $5.5 million in charitable grants for the 2020 fiscal year. These funds were awarded through more than 1,690 grants supporting various community needs and nonprofits across the Lower Eastern Shore, as well as more than 400 scholarships totaling $539,000. Despite the challenges brought […]