Organizers gearing up for Juneteenth community cookout in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury is getting ready to celebrate Juneteenth with a community cookout. Eastern Shore Juneteenth, the Wicomico Truth and Reconciliation Initiative, Action Made Clothing, and Faith Over Fear Economic Development Inc. are all pitching in. “We weren’t expecting it to be a big event. We were just thinking of something small that we could have that celebrates Juneteenth and that people could come out to. We had so many businesses and organizations reach out to us wanting to sponsor, or wanting to donate in some way,” said Eastern Shore Juneteenth Co-Found Makya Purnell.
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Delmarva Today 6-18-21 (Part 1) Significance of Juneteenth

Many are taking off from work today for Juneteenth. After years of effort by lawmakers and activists President Biden signed the legislation making it a federal holiday that celebrates the day that a union commander came to Galveston, Texas in 1865 to free the last slaves of the Confederacy.
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Fundraiser to be held for local firefighter diagnosed with ALS

CAMBRIDGE — Community members are invited to attend a fundraiser to benefit local firefighter Greg Leonard and his family on Saturday, June 19, at Portside Restaurant in Cambridge. Leonard, an East New Market resident and Cambridge native who served with Anne Arundel Fire Department and volunteered with Rescue Fire Company...
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Pastor bid a fond farewell at Mariner’s Bethel UMC

There have been times when the Rev. Dave Humphrey was delivering a Sunday sermon at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church that Norma Huffman felt he wrote every word just for her. “I have had that feeling more than once,” she said, sitting on a bench near a tent on the...

Preservation group to work on Taylors Island cemeteries, barbecue after

CAMBRIDGE — A local cemetery preservation group is set to work Saturday, June 19, on two Taylors Island cemeteries and barbecue afterward. The Lower Shore Cemetery Preservation Organization Inc., led by Eddie Dean, will meet at 9 a.m. at 4350 Smithville Road in Taylors Island. Dean said the six-hour work...

Crab Cake sale at Wheatley Methodist Church

Fisherman’s Inn Crab Cakes will be on sale on Saturday, June 26 at Wheatley Methodist Church, located at intersection of MD Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road outside Galestown (two miles north of Sharptown and two miles south of Eldorado). Takeout includes: crab cake on roll, chips and “sweet”. Suggested...
The Dispatch

Worcester Commissioners Proclaim June As Elder Abuse Awareness Month

The Worcester County Commissioners presented a proclamation this month to the Department of Social Services Administrative Assistant Tracy Lynch and other staff members recognizing June 2021 as Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Worcester County. Elder abuse robs victims of their sense of dignity and self-worth. Nearly 2.1 million senior-age U.S. citizens are violated each year when they become victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, financial exploitation or healthcare fraud.
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OP town hall on rental regs stays low key

(June 18, 2021) Going into its vote on short-term rental regulations Wednesday, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors gave the public the opportunity to join the discussion at a town hall meeting Saturday. Director Frank Daly, who has led the multi-year effort to establish more local control over the...

Blood Bank of Delmarva opens Dagsboro location

Branching out into Sussex County, the Blood Bank of Delmarva opened its newest location on Tuesday, June 15, at the Clayton Crossing Shopping Center, which is the fifth donor center for the organization. The ribbon-cutting ceremony featured numerous special guests from the Beebe Healthcare and TidalHealth hospital systems, as well...
Ocean City Today

Teach kid to fish casts off Saturday in Pines at 9 a.m.

(June 18, 2021) As something of a prelude to Father’s Day, the annual Ocean Pines Anglers Club “Teach a Kid to Fish Day” takes place Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the South Gate Pond near the Worcester County Veterans’ Memorial. Ocean Pines Anglers Club member Jack Barnes said the educational...

Wicomico County Opens Playground Park Hop Program

SALISBURY, Md.- The Playground Park Hop is a free program for kids happening on Tuesdays at various community parks this summer. Beginning June 22, children can enjoy games, sports, a TikTok filming station, arts & crafts and more. The program will take place from 2-5 p.m. at the following locations:

Princess Anne Police Investigating Cemetery Vandalism at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

SOMERSET COUNTY, Md.- The Princess Anne Police Dept. is investigating a case of gravesite vandalism after getting the report from the site's caretaker last week. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church's Junior Warden, Warner Sumpter, says he first discovered the church's food pantry was raided with food taken and "strewn about" on the ground on Tuesday, June 8.

What’s Happening Today – June 16th

We could all use a little help every now and then, particularly when finances are running a bit thin. We share details on the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program that’s reaching senior citizens to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. The First State Antique Tractor Club is holding it’s 20th-21st...
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Lord Baltimore Lions give to Heacook family

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club supports the law enforcement community and their families. Club members earned that the Delaware State Police Credit Union had stopped accepting donations for the Heacook family, so the Lord Baltimore Lions Club of Ocean View just delivered its donation for the family of Cpl. Keith Heacook at the Delmar Police Dept.