Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services.

Annual Jazz Festival

Mari Stanley announced her resignation as the Executive Director of Cambridge Main Street to the Board of Directors on Monday, April 7, 2014.  Mari will remain in her post through June 30, 2014 while the organization initiates a search for a new executive director and conducts an orderly transition.

Mari has served as the Executive Director since January 2012.  During her tenure Cambridge Main Street has successfully continued to fulfill its to mission to bring businesses, jobs, customers, and entertainment to the core of our community while staying true to our town's rich history. Click "more" to keep reading.

Jim Duffy and Jill JasutaMarjorie LednumThe Marjorie S. Lednum Annual Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions to Cambridge Main Street was awarded for the first time this year to recognize extraordinary volunteer contributions to Cambridge Main Street’s goal of revitalizing historic downtown Cambridge.  The award is named in honor of Marjorie S. Lednum, who was the first president and a tireless supporter of Cambridge Main Street. She passed away in December 2013.  Jill Jasuta and Jim Duffy of Cambridge were the first recipients of the award. The award was presented during Cambridge Main Street's annual Spring Fling benefit -- which drew a record crowd -- on March 29. Read the full story below.

So you think you can write?  Love your Cambridge community?  Share your passion with more than 3000 people across the region by volunteering your talents to help out Cambridge Main Street. We are a volunteer organization working to revitalize our historic downtown and there is lots going on!

We are looking for a volunteer who can help us put together our monthly newsletter, post on Facebook, and update web site stories.  You will work with a team of two others who collect lots of great information about our community and design the layout.  If you think you can help, and have a few hours a week to help us, please contact Mari Stanley at office@CambridgeMainStreet.com or 443.477.0843.

Alison Penn, Cambridge Farmers MarketCambridge Main Street welcomes Alison Penn as its new Farmers’ Market Manager. “Alison is a great addition to the Cambridge Main Street community. With a strong background in program planning and organization, she brings enthusiasm and many wonderful ideas to the position,” says Mari Stanley, Executive Director of Cambridge Main Street. To learn more about Alison and the market, click "More."

Lednum's We're very sad to be saying farewell to Lednum's Jewelers, a downtown tradition for 76 years. Chip Lednum has decided to retire after his wife Margie passed away in December. The shop was opened by Chip's parents in 1937, and has been an instiution in downtown Cambridge ever since -- the place where many locals bought their class rings, engagement and wedding rings, and special gifts. Margie Lednum was the first-ever board president of Cambridge Main Street, and we are all so grateful for all of her hard work, optimism, and good advice.

Stop by to give your best to everyone at Lednum's, and stay for their big sale with savings of up to 70% off. (Furniture, fixtures, and building are also for sale.)

Slick's Barber Shop

Downtown Cambridge's newest business is now open! Cambridge resident Amy Taylor opened Slick's Barber Shop in Feb. 11 at 432 Race Street, the space previously occupied by Crabi Gras, which is now located out on Route 50. Keep up with news and the haircuts by joining Slick's Facebook page.


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