Community Life

Holiday Concerts Reminiscent of Times Past

Chorus of DorchesterChorus of DorchesterWhen Ed Kinnamon, Cambridge City Treasurer, was in elementary school, he and his grandmother would go to Nathan’s Furniture Store located at 321 High Street, during the Christmas season, to hear his mother and father sing with the Grace United Methodist Church Choir. The choir would line up on the grand staircase and share holiday music with the audience seated about on Nathan’s first floor. Ed said that the concert was broadcast by WCEM radio.

Bob Brannock remembers a week long series of concerts at Christmastime by various local church choirs. Ida Jane Baker recalls singing with the Zion United Methodist Choir during the Christmas of 1949.

Such holiday memories are shared by many Dorchester County residents. This Christmas season, the community can relive the experience at the Dorchester Center for the Arts...

Walk Through Bethlehem

by Lana Taylor Figgs

Roman soldiers on horseback patrol the busy streets as the throngs of people crowd the town to pay their taxes. Instantly, you’re transported back over two thousands years ago in the city of Bethlehem at the time Mary & Joseph returned to Israel. Mary was expecting their first born son, to be named Jesus.

Pastor Kerry Hinton and his congregation of Lynnhaven Baptist Church [in Pocomoke City, MD]welcome everyone to join them in reliving and celebrating that first Christmas night. They offer this live walk free of charge and this is their second year.


Mid-Shore Businesses Get a Financial Break!

The Cost of Doing BusinessThe Cost of Doing Business

Is the cost of running your company
getting you down?

We've all been hit hard by the economic downswing - and local businesses and non-profit groups are having a harder time staying afloat.

Johnsons' Consulting, LLC [the publisher of Mid-Shore Life] wants to support local groups and businesses. Because of that, we are temporarily lowering our hourly consulting rates by 1/3.

We believe in the power of small business, and want you to continue to grow your company/non-profit during these difficult times. We will be returning to our normal rates when the economy is more encouraging.

The website prices are already as affordable as possible. Businesses, non-profit groups and individuals - regardless of location - may sign up for an interactive website (such as THIS one)for less than a dollar a day. Go to Johnsons' Consulting, LLC for prices, or Contact Us for more information and a no-obligation chat!

Dixon's Auction at Crumpton

Amish Market & Dixon's Auction

is a renowned destination for furniture, produce, and Amish goods. At Dixon, Crumpton. 9 a.m. every Wednesday. (fantastic cheesecake!)

Got a Minute? Thank a Soldier!

Postcard for a SoldierPostcard for a SoldierMost of us want to reach out to others - but sometimes our own hectic lives get in the way. Xerox has made it simple to send a heartfelt thank-you postcard complete with message to a soldier stationed far away from home. It takes only a minute to accomplish, but the love it passes on is immeasurable.

Go to www.LetsSayThanks.com and select a postcard (all drawn by children throughout the country), select a message or add your own, and click submit. Xerox is printing out large batches of the postcards and mailing them overseas, along with care packages from www.Give2theTroops.org.

Let's remember our Nation's sons and daughters stationed amidst war - and wish them safe passage home!

Mid-Shore Mania

The Secret is out – and folks are flocking to the mid-shore in record numbers! Why? What’s so great about living in the middle of nowhere?

Well, the answers vary slightly – but the following are ALWAYS at the top of the list:

10. No traffic jams! (assuming you avoid Routes 50 & 404 on weekends)
9. Farm fresh foods and great restaurants!
8. Less than 2 hours from DC and Baltimore!
7. Friendly neighbors!
6. Biking and running on country roads!
5. Centrally located: an easy drive to Rehoboth, Ocean City, Salisbury, Dover, Newark
and Annapolis!

Country Path by artfulscribe

Local Artist, Anne Watts, Releases New CD!

Anne Watts and BoisterAnne Watts and Boister

Review by: Cyndi Paxton Johnson

Some Moths Drink the Tears of Elephants , the new release by Boister and local musician Anne Watts, has burst forth on the music world! Raw and almost overwhelmingly intense, this music must be experienced - mere words seem too diminishing.

Join the Mid-Shore celebration of Boister's new release on December 5, from 5-7pm, at the new Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge. $10 cover charge for adults.

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Explore Your Creative Side in Cambridge!

Artist at workArtist at work
Learn something new! Painting, drawing, pottery, and more!

Dorchester Center for the Arts, Inc., formed in 1970, is dedicated to enriching Maryland's Eastern Shore community through high quality, engaging programming in the visual, literary, musical and performing arts. A non-profit organization, the Center for the Arts is situated on Historic High Street in Cambridge where it offers gallery shows, arts classes and an artisans' gift shop.

The Center for the Arts is home for artists in all media -- drawing; painting, including watercolor, pastels, and oils; basketry; pottery; quilting; photography....

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