President Trump tours Lake Okeechobee

CANAL POINT — President Donald Trump visited Lake Okeechobee on Friday, touring the lake by helicopter, and stopping at a construction site on the Herbert Hoover Dike near Canal Point. He praised the work being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rehabilitate the berm that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. “What we’re doing is […]

UMES works to have farmers’ market cooperative on campus

PRINCESS ANNE — The School of Agriculture & Natural Sciences at UMES is utilizing a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to develop a cooperative farmers’ market which would be located on campus. A portion of the $172,270 grant awarded in 2016 would be used to provide technical assistance, membership enhancement and training for […]

County supports Comptroller’s changes for craft brewers

PRINCESS ANNE — There’s no longer a craft brewer operating in Somerset County but the County Commissioners went on record to support legislative initiatives Comptroller Peter Franchot says will benefit Maryland craft breweries. House Bill 518 titled the Reform on Tap Act of 2018 came about following meetings by a 40-member task force composed of […]

Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 1 in Crisfield; Santa arrives for breakfast at Water’s Edge

CRISFIELD — This Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Christmas parade along West Main Street from Somerset Avenue to the firehouse. There is no fee to participate and floats, marching units, bands, dance troupes, decorated ATVs and more are expected to participate. For more details visit […]

Princess Anne businesses align for Small Business Saturday

PRINCESS ANNE — Once again Princess Anne merchants are taking part in Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 25. It’s always the day after Black Friday, and is intended to focus shoppers away from the “big box” stores that get so much attention the day after Thanksgiving.   This year several businesses are participating, from […]

Valuable decoys up for auction during event at annual Waterfowl Festival

EASTON — Guyette & Deeter will hold their 31st annual fall decoy auction on Thursday, November 9, 2017. There will be a preview on Wednesday, November 8 beginning at 12 noon with a preview cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception from 6 – 8pm. There will also be a preview prior to the auction on Thursday […]