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 […]

Arbor Day poster contest for 2021 open to all 5th graders

ANNAPOLIS — If you don’t think forest products are important, maybe you weren’t out looking for toilet paper or paper towels earlier this year! With the theme “Trees Are Terrific…and Forest Products are Too,” the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forestry Conservancy District Boards announce the 2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest is again open […]

$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. […]

Former Marion resident is author of new children’s book

CAMDEN, S.C. — Douglas Berry, an armament systems specialist who retired from the Air Force in 2006, has completed his most recent book The Night I Spent In A People House, a gripping and potent children’s story that follows a rabbit who was taken in after he finds himself inside a people house where he […]