United Way celebrates supporters and volunteers

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore celebrated the generosity of community members at the 74th Annual Meeting and Community Leaders Celebration thanks to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. More than 230 community members from organizations and companies representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties attended, to recognize United Way’s local impact and outstanding community […]

‘Pure class’ Peg Rider passes away at age 101

Sharptown is like so many small rural neighborhoods on the Shore that have a sprinkling of Victorian style homes, bungalows, maybe a small church, fire department and a few streets. Some might still be holding onto their struggling post offices. Sharptown is the village across the gently rolling, greek fields from the home of Peg […]

New round of performers added to NFF roster

Another four performers have been announced for the 79th National Folk Festival in Downtown Salisbury. The National Folk Festival returns for the second year of the festival’s three-year residency in Salisbury from Sept. 6-8. “The artistic program for the 79th National Folk Festival is shaping up to be an amazing, expansive display of our nation’s […]

Vintage clothing on exhibit at historic Teackle Mansion

Sallie Ridgway vividly remembers the moment her sister, Kay, 9 years her senior, entered the room in the finely pleated white dress with the delicate lace trim and powder blue velvet ribbons at the waist. “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen,” said Ridgway. Now, more than 60 years later, that dress […]

Marie Waller and PRMC: Caregivers of Salisbury

Immense gratitude goes out to Bryan LeCompte and the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation for creating “The Giving House.” PRMC and the legacy of the woman best associated with the building – the late Marie Waller – are embodied in the name of the Foundation’s new office occupying what was once Waller’s home. Waller spent […]

Lights of Literacy recognizes nine ‘literacy luminaries’

Awards and proclamations were presented at the annual Light of Literacy Awards last week, where nine recipients were honored for being literacy luminaries. Hosted by Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries, the awards “recognize the power of everyday individuals doing extraordinary work in promoting the power of literacy throughout the community.” “The Light of Literacy Awards […]

Housing Mission completes its 400th project

For the past 10 years, struggling with multiple sclerosis has forced Bill McCrorey to crawl down the front steps of his house, then pull himself into his car. Now, thanks to Chesapeake Housing Mission, and volunteers from James M. Bennett High School and the Salisbury Lions, — and in cooperation with the Bay Area Center […]

Ward Foundation names carving winners for 2019

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art held the 49th Annual World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival last weekend at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Carvers of all levels from all over the world entered more than 1,200 carvings in 39 different divisions, which included lifesize and miniature decorative bird […]

Parsons Cemetery will offer tours of masterpieces

There’s a multimillion-dollar art exhibit in Salisbury that’s so unique that bus tours are planned to bring spectators to see handmade treasures of the past. It’s said the largest public display of art can be found in cemeteries across the nation, and Parsons Cemetery here has some masterpieces in stone, custom-made iron fencing and porcelain […]

Westside 2nd-graders honored for Just Zoo It!

Westside Intermediate School’s 2nd-grade class won the Just Zoo It! contest for collecting the most money for the Salisbury Zoo. Lynn Schwemlein’s class was excited when the Just Zoo It! Prize Patrol arrived to congratulate them on raising more money than any other class in Wicomico County last year. Overall, the 2018 campaign raised more […]