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.

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Bushel Basket Tree Lighting in Cambridge, MDCambridge Main Street will unveil a unique bushel basket Christmas Tree downtown at the corner of Gay and Race Streets on December 6 prior to the 67th Annual Dorchester County Christmas Parade. The tree will be located in the parking lot at Craig’s Drug Store, and will be a collaborative effort between Cambridge Main Street and local businesses. To continue reading, click "more."


For the first time ever, you can get your friend or loved on a diverse gift certificate to be redeemed in more than 30 downtown Cambridge businesses. Give them the option of how they want to use it.

Cambridge Main Street and merchants in the downtown commercial district are looking for people interested in being a part of an ongoing focus group aimed at getting some strong constructive criticism to strengthen businesses in the heart of town.

Participants will be given a quick set of guidelines, a possible opportunity to be a mystery shopper in a target business and an initial survey to rate the experience. After compiling the information, a focus group will be selected to share critical opinions and suggestions with Cambridge Main Street, which will act as an impartial third party gathering the information and feeding it back to the target business. To continue reading, click "more."

Geoff GoodmanIt’s amazing how the downtown community has come together to remember and honor artist Geoff Goodman -- and to help his wife, April Dean Goodman, owner of Bliss Jewelry. Geoff died in a boating accident on Oct. 4. He created the beautiful sailboat sculptures and jewelry that were sold at Bliss. We will miss seeing him sitting outside on the corner of Poplar and Gay Streets creating his art, as well as his kindness and his generosity and willingness to always help others. Our prayers and thoughts go out to April and to all of Geoff’s family and friends. Click "more" to continue reading.

In order to be organized for the holiday season, Cambridge Main Street is working with local business owners and volunteers to coordinate some winter programing to highlight its downtown commercial district. The group has come up with some great ideas, but is on the lookout for even more.

“I want this holiday season to be a continual string of events that make people want to come downtown,” said Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Brandon Hesson. “We have a lot of great ideas, and a lot of great people to work on them, but I want to hear more from the community to see what kinds of things they would like to see.” Ideas can be sent to Hesson via email at brandon@cambridgemainstreet.com. Click "more" to continue reading.


The 2014 Cambridge Main Street Christmas ornament has been selling well in stores, and now it is available for you online. You can purchase the new Skipjack design, as well as the 2012 and 2013 designs, through Paypal. Each is also available at Main Street retailers Bliss Jewelry, Sunnyside Shop, A Few of My Favorite Things and Craig's Drug Store.


Whether you are continuing your collection, or starting anew, act now while supplies last. Click "more" to buy online.


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