Living shoreline project in Deal Island now seeking bids

PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County is seeking sealed bids from licensed marine contracting companies that can construct a living shoreline to protect a section of Deal Island. The improvements involve some 1,100 linear feet of segmented stone breakwaters with new marsh grass plantings south of Soundside Estates. The site encompasses more than 132 acres at […]

Secure and weatherproof first steps to save John Wesley Church

DEAL ISLAND — Bids are due Jan. 14 from contractors willing to secure and weatherproof the former John Wesley Church — the first steps to turn the former sanctuary into a heritage-focused cultural and interpretive center. Now owned by the John Wesley Community Association Inc., some of the work includes removing the bell and stabilizing […]

$1,000 scholarship named for the late Ronald Redding, applications due Feb. 1

PRINCESS ANNE — Friends of the late Ronald J. Redding are working to keep his memory alive by establishing the Ronald Redding Memorial Scholarship Fund which is currently accepting applications. High school seniors attending school in Somerset County and interested in pursuing a career in mental health or healthcare, law enforcement, fire/EMS or a degree […]

‘First Weekend’ hikes will start 2021

No ranger guided walks this New Year’s Day — instead do all 3 local hikes on your own ANNAPOLIS — There will be no ranger guided First Day Hikes to start the new year at Maryland State Parks due the coronavirus pandemic, instead they will transition to self-guided “First Weekend” opportunities on Jan. 1-3, 2021. […]

Maryland Board of Public Works approves wetlands permit for natural gas pipeline

ANNAPOLIS — Despite personal feelings against natural gas as a fuel source the Maryland Board of Public Works was unanimous in granting a tidal wetlands permit that allows the Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company to install a pipeline from Salisbury to Eden. This is the first leg of a plan to bring methane into Somerset […]

Free Thanksgiving Day dinner to mark Caesar’s 10 years

PRINCESS ANNE — To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of Caesar’s Pizza Palace a big summer giveaway was planned. That was until COVID-19. Now restaurant owner John Dimarhos has a new plan — a free turkey dinner for everyone on Thanksgiving Day starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m., or earlier, if […]