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Front & Center: Jeanne Stap Nooney, PRS Guitars Public Relations, Events & Sponsorships Coordinator

By shoreupdate | Nov 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

For over six years, Jeanne Stap Nooney has handled public relations, sponsorships, partnerships and charitable donations for legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturer, PRS Guitars. In addition, she coordinates the company’s numerous major events, which include NAMM, festivals around the country, dealer events and more. Most recently Nooney traveled to Germany for the second annual GuitCon, where she represented PRS among guitar influencers, YouTubers and other industry professionals. Below, we catch up with Nooney to learn more about her career and background in music. To find out more about PRS Guitars, head over prsguitars.com. WiMN: What inspired you to get into PR […]

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Local Aging at Home Solution owner earns Nationally Recognized Dementia Educator, Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer Certification.

By shoreupdate | Nov 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dementia is a progressive brain disease that is projected to affect 13.5 million Americans and 1.2 million Canadians by mid-century. Today, over 5 million Americans are living with the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease. Characterized by memory loss and a cognitive decline that interferes with daily life, dementia progressively weakens a person’s thought processing ability, ultimately causing drastic changes in mood, memory, and behavior. Family members caring for a spouse, parent, or other loved one with dementia, are at […]

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The Mary Kay Foundation℠ AWARDS Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence $20,000 GRAN

By shoreupdate | Nov 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

[Easton, MD] (November 6, 2018) – In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay FoundationSM announced it is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. The Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) is one of 150 domestic violence agencies nationwide that has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. Since its creation in 1996, The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded more than $78 million to women’s shelters and domestic violence service providers, as well as cancer research programs […]

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Local Student to receive Governor Hogan Honorarium at Celebration of Charity event November 15

By shoreupdate | Nov 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Jeremy Todd, a Kent Island High School graduate and third-year medical school student attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, will be honored at the upcoming Chesapeake Charities’ Celebration of Charity luncheon being held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Jeremy, son of Mark and Lesley Todd of Stevensville, will receive a $500 honorarium as part of the Governor Larry Hogan Scholarships for students interested in pursuing cancer research when they graduate from medical school. Jeremy will be recognized for the clinical research work he performed through the Medical Student Training in Aging Research […]

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Front Porch Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with a twist of bluegrass

By shoreupdate | Nov 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Dreading another season of canned Christmas music? Fear not. Inspired by genre-bending artists like Chris Thile and The Piano Guys; Front Porch Orchestra is giving six Delmarva-area performances of their crown jewel: 17 movements of Pytor Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet played bar-for-bar on banjo, violin, viola, two guitars, string bass and percussion. In lieu of dancers, the music is accompanied by a frumpy narrator telling a satirical rendition of the ETA Hoffman story in bits between each movement. This concert is unlike any other performance of classical music. The arrangements retain the dynamics, countermelodies and nuance that make it a […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Announces Apprenticeship Program

By shoreupdate | Nov 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. recently announced its Apprentice for a Day Shipyard Programs, taking place now through April 2019. Programs take place on weekends and select weekdays, and include a variety of programs for every interest and age. Programs include Timber Frame Raising; Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People; Boating Essentials; Plane-Making; Intro to Woodworking; Lofting; Open Boatshop; Chart Navigation; Three-Strand Rope Splicing; Recommissioning your Outboard; Bronze Casting; and more. This year, CBMM’s Shipyard will also host special days when the public can help with the restoration of the 1912 river tug Delaware. Participants will work […]

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Adkins Arboretum Receives Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grants, Support for Chesapeake Conservation Corps Members

By shoreupdate | Nov 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Support from Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) and the CBT Chesapeake Conservation Corps program has made several exciting projects possible at Adkins Arboretum.   In 2016-2017, Corps member Kathy Thornton (now the Arboretum’s Land Steward) organized an All Hands on Deck workshop for the Conservation Corps to learn from renowned landscape designer and author Claudia West and to help her install a 4,500-plant plug design for the Arboretum Entrance Garden. What used to be mostly mulch was transformed into a living matrix of purple love grass, butterfly milkweed, aromatic asters, nodding onion, broomsedge, columbine and small’s ragwort. A CBT Chesapeake […]

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Chesapeake Mermaid’s Storybook Saturday Dec. 8th

By shoreupdate | Nov 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

CHESTER – Make it a season to remember with the Chesapeake Mermaid’s Storybook Saturday to be held December 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center. Kids can dress as their favorite character for story time and learn about the history of the Chesapeake Bay from a mermaid’s perspective and then meet Larvey, the magical Bivalvian. Stay for one-on-one meet and greets, autographs and photo opportunities on an Queen Anne’s County pier backdrop. A mermaid face painter will also be present to help transform each guest into their favorite sea, or land creature. All guests […]

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Dr. Lisa Damour To Speak at The Garfield Center

By shoreupdate | Nov 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kent School in Chestertown and The Gunston School in Centreville have partnered to bring renowned psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D., to speak at The Garfield Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Garfield Center is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown. In her New York Times best seller, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Dr. Damour pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your child’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary and […]

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Four Term Local Judge Retires

By shoreupdate | Nov 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retiring Queen Anne’s County’s Orphans’ Court Chief Judge Joseph V. DiPietro, center, was recognized by the county commissioners and many of his peers, Tuesday during the October 9, commission meeting. Judge DiPietro was elected in 2002 and was re-elected four times to the Orphans’ Court. He will retire at the end of this year. He is pictured with fellow Orhans’ Court Judges Kimberly Jean Cascia and Dr. Eric S. Wargotz.

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