Upcoming events for seniors, others looking for connecting services

There are programs coming up in May that will benefit seniors and others seeking connections in the community that can lead parents, families and the homeless to services that they may need.   On Tuesday, May 1, Join MAC, Inc., in Salisbury for Law Day and talk to an attorney — for free.   The […]

‘Stories of Somerset’ series to talk about county’s past

PRINCESS ANNE — History and science teach us a lot and there is always more to learn. The Somerset County Historical Society is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn more about local history during its Spring series, “Stories of Somerset.”   The interactive series will feature speakers, including storytellers, scientists, writers, and local […]

Community forums to address opioid and heroin addiction crisis

PRINCESS ANNE — A highly-recommended awareness program about the scourge of heroin and opioid addiction is scheduled to take place in Somerset County next week with presentations at both public high schools. Modeled after the Anne Arundel County program titled “Not My Child,” it will include information from local participants in various disciplines from health […]

The Town of Princess Anne to host free Christmas events, Saturday, December 2

PRINCESS ANNE – This Saturday, December 2, the Town of Princess Anne will be bustling with holiday activities. The Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Princess Anne Christmas Parade, which includes nearly 50 parade entries. The parade begins at 11 am and travels north down Somerset Avenue from the Industrial Park, through Historic […]

There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and now Giving Tuesday to benefit local non-profits

SALISBURY — Eighty Lower Shore nonprofits are joining together to celebrate generosity on Giving Tuesday with a 24-hour online giving event. Held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year’s event falls on November 28th.   Participants range from the Crisfield Heritage Foundation to the Somerset County Historical Society to Main Street Princess Anne. […]

Antiques appraisal, skipjack author to sign books Nov. 11

SALISBURY — How much is your grandmother’s china worth? Is that ugly lamp really a valuable antique? Here’s your chance to find out!   An Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, sponsored by MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, and the Westside Historical Society. The event will be […]

Oyster season catch dropped in 2015 and ’16

The public oyster harvest season began Monday, Oct. 2 with Chesapeake Bay watermen no doubt hoping for a better haul this fall and winter than last. For Maryland watermen, though, there isn’t a lot of room for optimism. Despite mild weather last winter, Maryland’s 2016-2017 harvest from public oyster bars was off nearly 42 percent […]

‘Thrive’ is free event for those 55 and older

SALISBURY — Information about an array of services available for those 55 and older — along with entertainment, presentations and demonstrations — will be featured when “Thrive: Senior Life After 55” debuts this Saturday, Oct. 14. Sponsored by MAC Inc. and presented by the Salisbury Independent, Crisfield-Somerset County Times and Dorchester Banner, the event is […]

70th National Hard Crab Derby on Labor Day weekend

CRISFIELD — Tropical Storm Hermine may have knocked out most of last year’s National Hard Crab Derby schedule but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm among committee chairs organizing the upcoming 70th annual event.     All of the traditional activities from pageants to parades to boat races and boat docking are planned with the Crab […]

State Police in Somerset County seeking assistance on Westover burglaries

PRINCESS ANNE — During the last several weeks the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks has been investigating numerous burglaries that have been occurring in Westover. Several local area churches were targeted. Several televisions as well as U.S. currency have been stolen during these crimes. Detectives from the Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore are currently […]