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Local Family Adopts Five Siblings and Named Talbot County Department of Social Services 2017 Adoptive Parents of the Year

By shoreupdate | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A dream came true for this year’s 2017 Adoptive Parents of the Year for Talbot County. Jeff and Jeanne Scharf, resource (foster) parents for the Talbot County Department of Social Services (TCDSS), when they recently adopted a group of five siblings on the Mid Shore between ages 5 through 14. The Scharfs initially became resource parents in 1998 with another agency and foster parents in 2013 with the Talbot County Department of Social Services. They were selected as Talbot County’s Resource Parents of the Year in 2016.  This year’s accolades reflect the hard work and dedication of the family in […]

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Shipwrights combine hull, topsides of bugeye Edna Lockwood

By shoreupdate | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman reports the historic restoration of Edna E. Lockwood is right on schedule, with her new hull now attached to her existing topsides. The 1889 bugeye and National Historic Landmark is set to launch at CBMM’s OysterFest 2018, scheduled for Saturday, October 27. Fall and winter saw a very active shipyard at CBMM, with shipwrights and apprentices going through several steps to combine the two pieces of the boat. Her outer stems were removed, shims were added to make up for hidden material behind frames, plank lines were mapped, and the hull was […]

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Mental Illness Family Support Groups Available in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties

By shoreupdate | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has recently started Family Support Groups in Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. These groups are peer-led groups for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Support group members gain insight from the challenges and successes of other group members facing similar circumstances Family members or friends of someone with mental illness find from the support group that they are not alone and that they can find the support they need from the group. The family support group is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring everyone the […]

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QAC Earns State Award for Visitors’ Guide

By shoreupdate | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

STEVENSVILLE – Queen Anne’s County’s Visitors’ Guide was awarded, 2017 Best Destination Guide at the recent Maryland Travel and Tourism Summit held at Maryland Tourism Coalition annual banquet on November 9, in College Park. County Tourism Development Coordinator, Ashley Chenault accepted the award on behalf of Queen Anne’s County. “It is an honor and privilege to have Queen Anne’s County recognized for my work on Explore Queen Anne’s County, By Land, Air or Bay, the official visitors guide.  This publication serves as a marketing tool for Queen Anne’s County and was written and creatively led by Chenault in partnership with […]

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CBMM announces education staff promotions

By shoreupdate | Jan 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently promoted three staff members in its education department. Jill Ferris of Stevensville, Md. is the new Director of Education; Allison Speight of Trappe, Md. is Volunteer & Education Programs Manager; and Matthew Engel of St. Michaels, Md. is Lead Educator. “Expanding CBMM’s education programs is critical to our mission,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “These promotions help position CBMM for that growth, and with our role of helping children understand more clearly the history, environment and people​ ​of the Chesapeake Bay, ultimately more children will become stewards of the Bay.” Jill Ferris is […]

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Easton Hospital Unit Staff Collect Supplies for Gratitude HouseRecovery Home in Easton

By shoreupdate | Jan 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nurses on the 2 East Multi Specialty Care Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton believe in giving back to the community and most recently, they have made that belief real by conducting a drive for cleaning and laundry supplies for the Gratitude House in Easton, a project of Realslow Recovery LLC, a nonprofit organization founded by Easton residents Mike and Sara Rissolo with the goal of providing safe, affordable and supportive housing for all people to live and grow in recovery from drugs and alcohol. In addition to her involvement with Gratitude House, Sara Rissolo is currently a […]

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Bilbrough joins CBMM Board of Governors

By shoreupdate | Jan 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pat Bilbrough recently joined the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Bilbrough has been a contributor to the community both professionally and charitably for most of his life. He leads the region’s largest “community bank,” as President & CEO of Shore United Bank. Having worked in the banking industry since 1995, he is a graduate of Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting, and is also a CPA. Bilbrough is active with the community in many capacities, including being a member of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. As a director on the […]

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Blackwater Distilling to open New Tavern on Route 50 on Kent Island

By shoreupdate | Jan 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Expansion Plans for Maryland’s Most Awarded Distillery Include New Bar and Food Service Offering  KENT ISLAND, MD—Blackwater Distilling, Maryland’s first fully-licensed alcohol distillery since 1972, announced plans to relocate and expand, opening a new tavern visible from Route 50 on Kent Island.  Beginning spring 2018, residents and visitors will discover a fresh opportunity to experience Maryland’s local craft spirits, wine, beer and food.  Located at 405 Cleat Street adjacent to BOE Marine in Stevensville, MD, the new tavern will be open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner with a custom, casual menu created with the local restaurateurs behind […]

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Southern Kent Island Sewer Project Receives National Recognition

By shoreupdate | Jan 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

STEVENSVILLE – The EPA sited “excellence and innovation” this week when they recognized Queen Anne’s County’s Southern Kent Island Sewer System. “For decades, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund has supported critical water infrastructure projects that help grow the American economy and support our way of life,” said Mike Shapiro, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “These projects are a testament to the power of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund in leveraging investment to meet the country’s diverse clean water needs.” Queen Anne’s County is utilizing the fund to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay by […]

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Shore United Bank Welcomes Heather L. Bacher, Market Manager

By shoreupdate | Jan 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shore United Bank, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is pleased to announce that Heather Bacher has joined the company as a Market Manager of our Queen Anne’s and Kent County branches. Heather will be responsible for promoting and growing business while leading her team of commercial bankers and working with the branches within the northern region. Her office will be located at our Commerce Street branch in Centreville, Maryland. Ms. Bacher is a graduate of Salisbury University earning a bachelor’s degree in communications. Prior to joining Shore United Bank, Ms. Bacher spent the past twenty years working […]

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