Colleagues, patients remember Dr. Jim Burns

On the Fourth of July, while communities across the United States celebrated the birth of our nation with fireworks and barbecues, Dr. Jim Burns quietly lost his battle with cancer, at home and surrounded by those he loved most. He was by all accounts a most unusual breed of doctor, multi-talented both professionally and personally. […]

Wor-Wic chefs host impressive buffet

Developmentally disabled students who have been studying culinary arts while enrolled in Wor-Wic Community College’s Tri-County Life-Centered Education Transition Program recently prepared an impressive buffet at Wor-Wic. Selections in the five-course meal – including macaroni and cheese with cauliflower, black beans, stir-fried vegetables, vegetables with sausage, spinach dip, salad, fresh fruit arranged artfully on spears […]

Salisbury Guardsman ready for Mideast deployment

Working amid empty desks and piles of equipment crates, Platoon Sgt. Lee Beauchamp feels ready for his pending deployment to the Middle East in August with the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Delaware National Guard, based in Georgetown. Beauchamp, who lives in Salisbury, is looking forward to this new adventure. “We’ve been preparing for […]

Red, White & BOOM to mark Salisbury’s July Fourth

Red White and Boom, Salisbury’s annual free Fourth of July party, kicks off  Thursday with music, food, bounce houses and a kids’ kazoo parade leading up to the main event — a fireworks display. “It’s a big deal for the community,” said organizer Brian Nelson, who is co-chairing the event with Brian Weitzel. The pair […]

Meals On Wheels delivering more than just meals

How do you put a face on MAC’s Meals On Wheels program? Just one face? It is impossible. Every senior, every story, every need is unique. But for all the Lower Shore seniors who receive Meals On Wheels, there is one commonality: The program delivers more than a meal. Safety check Frail older persons are […]

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 […]

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