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 […]

71 years later, Ray Bradford is still cutting hair

Waiting for his next customer, Ray Bradford relaxed in the barber chair, watching the fog drift by the large shop window and enjoying the cozy warmth of the electric heater near his feet. It had been a slow morning at the Salisbury shop, and Bradford, 88, was content to rest a bit. By noon, he […]

Great Clue Caper marks another great year

The Great Clue Caper is the major fundraiser for the Village of Hope. It’s a scavenger hunt (think Amazing Race) held throughout Wicomico County. Teams compete to solve puzzles, search for clues, complete activities and arrive at the finish line before time runs out. At the end of the race, the teams celebrate with a […]

Salisbury Post Office dedicated to Wardell Turner

The U.S. Post Office in Salisbury was renamed for Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner at a ceremony that united guests in a spirit of warmth and gratifying memories. “I can’t wait to go today and I’m going to mail myself a letter at the Wardell B. Turner United States Post Office. Have the plaque ready by […]

More performers added for National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival has announced another four performers who will take the stage in Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6-8. The 79th National Folk Festival in 2019 marks the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. “The 79th National Folk Festival is going to be an outstanding showcase of traditional arts and culture, featuring […]