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 […]

Skipjack Ann McGarvey about to get a new life

There’s soon going to be another skipjack sailing the Chesapeake Bay. Harold “Stoney” Whitelock, 71, of Dames Quarter, is busy restoring the Anna McGarvey. Helping him is Bob Fitzgerald, almost 80, his former high school math teacher. Whitelock brought the Anna McGarvey to Scott’s Cove Marina in Chance in early January. The skipjack, built in […]

Photo Gallery: Read Across America 2019

On Saturday at the Wicomico Public Library in Downtown Salisbury, more than two dozen children participated in the Salisbury Jaycees’ annual Read Across America event. Children had the opportunity to interact with the Cat in the Hat, Sherman the Shorebird, Buffalo Wild Wings mascot Jester and Saul the Salisbury Jaycees bear during the Salisbury Jaycees’ […]

Community Players take stage Friday night

The one-act play “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, a Community Players of Salisbury production, opens Friday. In celebration of International Women’s Month, Community Players, in conjunction with the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, is offering the play, described as funny, touching and produced by women. “Love, Loss and What […]

Fruitland Police Officer, Spencer Wiersberg, 22, battling cancer

A young Salisbury man described as “just a great kid” is in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore this week, battling suspected sarcoma cancer as family and friends rally to support him and begin planning fundraisers. Spencer Wiersberg, 22, a police officer for the Fruitland Police Department, was transported by ambulance Monday night from Peninsula Regional […]

Oysters take a hit from a year of extreme rain

Unrelenting rains have apparently killed off significant numbers of Maryland oysters in parts of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and generally impaired their reproduction — but the deluge helped survivors fend off disease. Preliminary results from last fall’s annual oyster survey by the state Department of Natural Resources found high freshwater-related mortalities in the upper Potomac […]

Participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week

The kind-hearted among us are urged to leave a dollar in a vending machine or maybe buy a $1 lottery ticket for a stranger during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Nationally, the week is Feb. 17 to 23, but Salisbury’s Grace Foxwell Murdock, known as the Kindness Lady, took the liberty of extending it, locally, […]

Services in Mardela Springs for Walt Cohee

When Jeff Merritt thinks about his friend Walter Cohee Jr., who was killed in a traffic accident last week, he is reminded of his limitless generosity. “If his eyes were open, he was helping somebody. If you needed something and he had it, it was yours,” said Merritt, who met Cohee, of Mardela Springs, when […]

PRMC scores among top hospitals yet again

Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center have achieved the Healthgrades 2019 “America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award.” This is the second consecutive year that Healthgrades has recognized the Salisbury medical center as being among the best in the nation. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to achieve […]

Trinity Methodist Church glass mystery is finally solved

A story has been around for decades that Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury has stained glass windows made by the world-famous Tiffany Studios of New York. Many have tried to find a Tiffany name or seal on the eight windows that are 10.5 feet tall and 42-inches wide. A name could not be found. […]