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UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Receives $100,000 Pledge to Benefit Clark Comprehensive Breast Center

By shoreupdate | Feb 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s® and local owner/operator Mike Meoli recently pledged $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Providing support to patients during their cancer journey is personal for Mr. Meoli as his wife of 24 years, Kelli, is a 15-year breast cancer survivor and registered nurse. “We are very fortunate to operate restaurants in communities all across the Eastern Shore, and part of that means recognizing ways we can make the biggest impact in every one of them,” Mike Meoli said. “When […]

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Adkins Arboretum Announces 2019 Soup ’n Walk Program Schedule

By shoreupdate | Feb 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Adkins Arboretum has announced the 2019 lineup for its popular Soup ’n Walk programs. Discover green plants in winter, early blooms and wildlife, ephemeral flowers, sure signs of spring, meadow grasses, fall color and plants that feed animals through winter. Following a guided walk through the Arboretum’s forest, meadows and wetland, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief talk about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided, and all gift shop purchases on these days receive a 20% discount. This year’s offerings include: Winter Greens & Distinctive Bark Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Look for green […]

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Gunston Robotics Team Competes in Challenge

By shoreupdate | Feb 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Gunston School Robotics Team competed in the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) qualifier at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) STEM Action Center in Columbia, Maryland on Sunday, February 3. The team finished the first phase of the competition with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss ranking 4th out of 23 teams, the best performance to date for a Gunston robotics team. This is the fifth year that Gunston has participated in the FTC program. The team of seventeen students, mentored by Dr. Ken Wilson and led by FTC veterans Brynne Kneeland and Drew Seaman, designed, built, and […]

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Join QAC in Celebrating Earth Days April 27-29

By shoreupdate | Feb 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

CENTREVILLE – One day isn’t enough to clean up the Earth and Queen Anne’s County residents are challenged to join us April 27-29 to surpass previous years’ roadside clean-up figures. Free gloves, reflective vests, recycling and trash bags are provided at sign up locations beginning April 7th.   It’s been a long, messy winter and Queen Anne’s County Commissioners invite all citizens to adopt a road and join in the effort of returning our scenic roadways to their former beauty.  “I have participated in a couple of these Earth Day clean ups in the past with the Kent Island High […]

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March 12th QAC Commissioners’ Meeting Cancelled

By shoreupdate | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

CENTREVILLE – Members of the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners and staff will be traveling to New York March 11 and 12 to present the county’s fiscal outlook to the municipal bond rating agencies of Fitch, S&P and Moody’s.  Queen Anne’s County currently has AAA bond ratings from Fitch and S&P and obtaining a AAA from Moody’s would give the county a rare “Triple AAA” rating. County Commissioner meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. All meetings are held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the second floor of the Liberty Building […]

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Dize Celebrates 50 years in teaching

By shoreupdate | Feb 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

CENTREVILLE, MD—Surrounded by paintings, pottery, and wood carvings, Ben Dize helps students with landscape sketches of the Gunston campus. A few feet away, the whir of the pottery wheel and the buzz of wood-carving instruments hum in the background. For twenty years, Mr. Dize has been a fixture at Gunston as the Art Department Chair, but this month is special—Dize celebrates a career milestone of 50 years teaching art. “I like to say that Ben is both the oldest and youngest teacher we have at Gunston,” shared Headmaster John Lewis, “he brings decades of experience to the classroom, but he […]

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Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care, Compass Regional Hospice and Talbot Hospice recently teamed up to organize a free event for veterans —  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which will take place March 30 in Easton.

By shoreupdate | Feb 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care, Compass Regional Hospice and Talbot Hospice recently teamed up to organize a free event for veterans —  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which will take place March 30 in Easton. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Easton High School cafeteria, 723 Mecklenburg Ave. Event organizers said the day is a way to recognize and commemorate the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families. It is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years […]

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CBMM earns coveted Charity Navigator 4-star rating

By shoreupdate | Feb 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the non-profit museum a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive year CBMM has earned this top distinction.   Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These accountability & transparency metrics—which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating—reveal which charities […]

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Motor workshops at CBMM this spring

By shoreupdate | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. has two spring workshops to help boaters get their outboard engines ready for boating season.   On Saturday, March 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Recommissioning Your Outboard Motor will lead participants through checking the engine’s running condition and temperature, understanding ignition and starting systems, and learning how to replace the engine’s fuel filter. A second workshop, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, has a limited number of participants bringing questions or their own outboard motors for assessment during CBMM’s Bring Your Own Motor workshop.   Both workshops […]

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Museum announces summer internships

By shoreupdate | Feb 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., has announced five summer internship opportunities in 2019 for current graduate and undergraduate college students. The internships are available in the curatorial, communications, development, and education departments, with applications due by Friday, March 1, 2019. Over 10 to 13 weeks, these interns will have numerous opportunities to observe and engage in field-related projects and behind-the-scenes operations, led by CBMM’s professional staff. Full-time interns are paid a weekly stipend, with limited housing opportunities available. Applicants need to send a resume, cover letter, recent transcript, and a letter of recommendation to hr@cbmm.org. Notice […]

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