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 […]

Crisfield Heritage Foundation has free open house set

CRISFIELD — The Crisfield Heritage Foundation will hold an open house 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 7 at the J. Millard Tawes Museum to introduce its new executive director and present upcoming activities including the historic Buyboat Show. Hired to fill the position that has been vacant since June 2014 was Claire E. Otterbein […]