The family-run Simmons Center Market in Cambridge is one of the oldest, continuously-running grocery stores on the Eastern Shore. It is as much a heritage pillar as it is a promoter of Dorchester County’s heritage. Click the headline to read more.
Are you passionate about Dorchester County? The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area is seeking nominations for one at-large seat on the Heritage Area’s Management Board. The term is for three years, and will begin in January 2019. (Click the headline above to read more.)
Captain Dave Schauber's deep-rooted affinity for the landscape, waterscape and heritage of Dorchester County has driven his business for the past 27 years, and that is why Sawyer Charters is our October Heritage Business Spotlight! Click the headline above to read more.
Two Civil War Trails signs in Dorchester County received major updates, with the marker at the Wallace Building in downtown Cambridge featuring a significant revision that includes newly discovered historical content. Click the headline to read more.
A documentary filmmaking team, national wildlife refuge support organization, historic preservationist and a tourism company will be honored this month for their roles in helping to preserve and promote Dorchester County’s local culture. (Click the headline to read more.)
The blessings Ann Foley finds living in beautiful but isolated Elliott Island are reflected throughout her writing. But she is especially appreciative of the opportunity to experience vestiges of life that remain from a time before there was a bridge over the Chesapeake Bay. (Click headline above to read more.)
A lot of amazing people in Dorchester County work hard to preserve and promote their local history and culture. Here's your chance to nominate them for some well-deserved recognition - the 2018 Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Awards. (Click the headline above for more info.)
We continue our monthly Heritage Business Spotlight with Suicide Bridge Restaurant! The restaurant - which started as a shack about 60 years ago - is now a thriving business known for its seafood, with seating for 400, riverboats and events like boat docking competitions. (Click the headline above for more.)
We continue our monthly Heritage Business Spotlight with Bay Country Shop! This boutique began as a hunting and fishing store at the edge of the Choptank River bridge. Today, with an elegant and eclectic array of merchandise, it might seem like quite a transformation. But the shop has always been grounded in its roots. (Click the headline above for more.)
This month, we introduce our new Heritage Business Spotlight, which will recognized a Dorchester County business with deep ties to the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. Our first designee is Blackwater Adventures, which embraces a family love for the Chesapeake that goes back to the 1600s. (Click headline above for more.)