Division Street bridge in Downtown Salisbury closed until Jan. 10

An important artery into Downtown Salisbury is closed to traffic through Jan. 10 in order to make necessary repairs. The South Division Street bridge closed last week for painting and repairs, …

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 …
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
The Somerset County Historical Society will celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of historic homes, churches and public buildings followed by …
Black Friday specials! Store hours to midnight. Decorating inside and out. Online mailing deadlines. “It’s that time of year ….” But is it? Although Christmas carols …
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Governors Challenge this December, during which 110 teams will come to Wicomico County to compete in the region’s premier high school basketball …
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 …
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Downtown Salisbury Ready for Small Business Saturday

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 …

Salisbury ban of plastic bags clears council hurdle

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 …

Big changes coming to Downtown Salisbury's Carroll Street

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 …
Neighbors

Today In Salisbury's History: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1987

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1987 -- Wicomico Superintendent of Schools Evelyn B. Holman said the suspension and expulsion rate in county schools is declining. She said the majority of suspensions now are …

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 …
Business

Salisbury's Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals lays off 80 workers

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals laid off 80 workers the day before Thanksgiving, according to a notice filed with the Maryland Department of Labor. The Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification …

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 …
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 …