An architectural diamond on Salisbury's Lemon Hill

A unique architectural gem of Salisbury will be featured during the Holiday House Tour of Newtown Historic District in Salisbury. The one-day event, set for Dec. 4, will showcase for the first time …

Downtown Salisbury businesses are ready for this week’s Small Business Saturday. The shoppers-friendly event annually falls the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and was created by American …
William Ahtes, the developer known as the “Grandfather of Downtown Salisbury,” is being remembered as a visionary and gentleman with a good heart who was deeply devoted to the …
When the final mail-in and provisional votes were tallied Friday, Republican James Winn had defeated Democrat Brad Gillis by for an at-large seat on the Wicomico County Council. Winn prevailed by …
News
Martin Schwartz is the kind of man who awakens at 2 a.m. with radiant ideas. “Drives my staff crazy,” the Halethorpe, Md., resident said with a laugh during a recent conversation with …
Julie Giordano, a 40-year-old public schools English teacher and political newcomer, will be sworn in as Wicomico County Executive on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the school in which she teaches. The …
The evidence-based Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign is expanding to Delaware and Maryland with the help of funds raised through Lainey’s Lap of Love, a fundraising 5K held Oct. 23 …
Plastic bags given at retail stores and restaurants in Salisbury will become a thing of the past under a new ordinance that won preliminary approval from the City Council on Monday night. The ban …
Carroll Street, the busy link between Route 13 and the Riverside traffic circle, is getting the first step of a planned makeover that will tie together five important bikeways in …
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Salisbury reveals dates for 2023 Maryland Folk Festival

The city of Salisbury has revealed the official dates for the first-annual Maryland Folk Festival. The 2023 Maryland Folk Festival will be held Sept. 22-24in Downtown Salisbury. The festival will be …

Salisbury receives prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award

The city of Salisbury has been honored as a Silver-Level Sustainable Maryland municipality by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. Salisbury was one of 17 Maryland …

Work is completed on Salisbury's largest mural

SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate, the city of Salisbury, Chesapeake Utilities and Evolution Craft Brewing have announced the completion of Salisbury’s largest mural, titled “Sun & …
Neighbors

Advent Lessons and Carols in grand musical style at St. Peter's in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Although Christmas carols are ubiquitous, in the church calendar, the month before December 25 is technically Advent, which the Washington National Cathedral calls a season …

Today In Salisbury's History: Sunday, Nov. 24, 1991

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1991 -- Ralph A. Buffano is leaving the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury to join a museum in California. After opening the new Ward Museum in April, Buffano will lead a …

Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Nov. 18, 1977

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1977 -- Salisbury Mayor Elmer F. Ruark deposited the first dollar today in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle on the Downtown Plaza, officially kicking off the charity group’s annual Christmas Campaign for 1977.
Business

Girls Scouts put Delmarva-area properties up for sale

Two Salisbury-area properties owned by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake – along with two others elsewhere on the Peninsula -- are on the market with the goal of raising funds “to invest …

Earl Holland to lead UMES public relations

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes a former Hawk back home as Earl Holland Jr. was named the new Director of Public Relations. He assumed the role this summer. Holland, an Eastern …

Stars of Salisbury highlights the best of the region

Salisbury Independent readers have voted, and the results are in!

UMES Small Farm Conference in its 19th year set Nov. 4-5

PRINCESS ANNE — Plans are being finalized and registration is now open for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension Small Farm Conference slated for November 4-5. The annual event …

New owners breathe new life into Crown Sports Center

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Crown Sports Center and its new management to our membership with an official ribbon-cutting event. Owners and business partners Brad Gills …
Things to do
It will be looking a lot like holly, jolly Christmas tomorrow, when Salisbury’s tree is lit during 3rd Friday. The city’s tree will become luminous at 6 p.m.

Downtown Christmas tree lighting a part of this 3rd Friday

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will feature the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, complete with special …
Kindness Palooza, an event that will surround the annual Dance for Kindness, will be held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in Downtown Salisbury on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This Sunday's Kindness Palooza set to bring warmth to November

Every year, the Dance for Kindness brings the community together on World Kindness Day to get moving, flash-mob style, with the goal …
The four sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” which is being performed this weekend at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury.

Community Players of Salisbury presenting 'Little Women: The Musical'

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” written and published during the 1860s, is on its face a story about four …
Sports
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards to set an Eagles record for a quarterback, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered an oblique injury in Philadelphia’s 40-33 victory over Green Bay …
HOUSTON (AP) — For now and forever, Dusty Baker, the epic storyteller, first-class name-dropper, toothpick chewer and baseball lifer will bear a most distinguished title. World Series champion …
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber went from big bopper to bad bunter. One of the Philadelphia Phillies' most fearsome sluggers popped up foul on a two-strike bunt attempt with his team one inning …
Opinion
“Ada Limón is a poet who connects.” This was how Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden introduced the 24th poet laureate of the United States, whose tenure began Sep. 29. ...
Nancy Quinn is a 40-year veteran of high school teaching and is now retired and volunteering. In my experience, most Americans are tolerant, caring people. This is no longer a place for White …
Michelle A. Taylor is the president and CEO of United Way of Delaware. Thanksgiving is here, the weather has turned colder, and the party invitations are starting to arrive. I love this time of …
My 23-month-old Labrador, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud at least five times every day. ...
As we celebrate National Rural Health Day this year, we are reminded that a strong community is rooted in its people. ...
Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of I Love to Write Day, a grassroots campaign I launched in 2002 to have people of all ages spend time writing every Nov. 15. Over the years, there have …