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Major Kerr Fund grant supports WRUS MakerSpace

By shoreupdate | Jul 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

  An innovative MakerSpace project at Centreville’s Wye River Upper School (WRUS), has been greatly strengthened by a $120,000 grant from the Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Inc. of Easton, Maryland.  This new grant to the independent school for bright students who learn differently will augment a recent $100,000 grant for the capital portion of the MakerSpace project from Baltimore’s Middendorf Foundation by helping to support faculty who will lead the project over the next three years.  The WRUS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce this grant to the student-centered “design and build” educational experience set to launch in the […]

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Are Our Waters Safe For Swimming?

By shoreupdate | Jul 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

          After regretfully canceling the inaugural Maryland Freedom Swim on the Choptank River in May, ShoreRivers is continuing to work toward swimmable rivers that are regularly monitored for harmful bacteria. In addition to the 15 existing sites being monitored on the Chester and Sassafras Rivers, ShoreRivers has added four new monitoring sites on the Choptank, Miles, and Wye Rivers. The strain of bacteria sampled, Enterococci, indicates pathogens that may cause human illness. This bacteria can originate from a variety of sources, including failing septic systems, sewer overflows or leaks, poultry, livestock, and pet waste. During significant […]

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Academy Art Museum Gala Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Style

By shoreupdate | Jul 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

            The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD celebrated its 60th anniversary year with one of its most memorable galas. The event featured a concert by acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves, who mesmerized guests with her performance at the Avalon Theatre. Guests then strolled down Harrison Street to the Museum for cocktails and dinner, catered by Gourmet by the Bay. Director Ben Simons, comments, “This was a spectacular event. Guests were enchanted by Denyce Graves and enjoyed mingling, eating and socializing amidst the Museum’s impressive collection of artwork exhibited in the Museum’s galleries. It was […]

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Queen Anne’s & Talbot County Master Gardeners Visit Honeybee Flower Farm

By shoreupdate | Jul 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Stepping onto Honeybee Flower Farm in Cordova, MD you are immediately transported into a sea of varying shades of yarrow that flow from pink to white intermingling with green mountain mint, pink cone flowers, blue bachelor’s button, asiatic lilies, and black and yellow black-eyed susans as far as the eye can see. As rows and rows of flowers, shrubs, and trees intertwine, owner Carrie Jennings describes how each plant has a purpose on the farm and their purpose when designing arrangements for her clients or for the Easton Farmers Market. Along the way, bees buzz from flower to flower, […]

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An Optical Galleria –The Place To See and be Seen–opens another location in Historic Easton

By shoreupdate | Jul 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been a labor of love since day one when they began turning a dream in to a reality. 15 years ago they opened An Optical Galleria by staying true to themselves and their customers there handcrafted dream has now turned into a 3rd location in Easton. 15 years ago they wedded Niki’s talents as a designer to husband Bob’s opticianry experience, the couple created an open, welcoming practice with plenty of light, warm colors, and furniture in wrought iron and wood in Centreville. The design of this location has an immediate impact of a warm friendly atmosphere which fits right into […]

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Chesapeake Charities, United Way of Kent County Address Solutions to Multi-Generational Poverty

By shoreupdate | Jul 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MD Chesapeake Charities and the United Way of Kent County have partnered to explore what it would take to break the cycle of poverty so that no child lacks food to eat or is at risk of homelessness. Determined to use its resources for the greatest good, the United Way asked Chesapeake Charities to assemble human service organizations, community members and individuals interested in collaborating on a proven approach to help individuals and families move out of poverty. The recently released findings of a comprehensive needs assessment conducted by Chesapeake Charities identified the most critical unmet needs in Kent County. […]

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VALLIANT AND ASSOCIATES WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

By shoreupdate | Jul 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

CHESTERTOWN – Valliant & Associates, LLC, an employee-owned, full-service independent partnership associated with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., announced that Kerry Weber has joined the branch to serve as the Director of Communications. The financial services practice is owned and operated by Managing Partners Bruce and Mary Ellen Valliant. The married business partners have operated out of Kent County since 1997. The practice also announced they will be opening a second office in Queen Anne’s County later this year. Weber will spearhead various public relations efforts surrounding the branch’s planned expansion projects, in addition to guiding community outreach initiatives, managing […]

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Compass Regional Hospice to ramp up fundraising presence in Caroline County

By shoreupdate | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

  DENTON —  Compass Regional Hospice, which offers individuals, families and the community “Care on your terms” through comprehensive, professional and compassionate end-of-life care and grief support, serving Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties, will be ramping up its fundraising presence in Caroline County.   Since 2014, when Compass Regional Hospice received the certificate of need for Caroline County, Compass has had the opportunity to serve 2,576 Caroline County residents through home care and has served 111 patients at the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton since it reopened fall 2015. Compass Regional Hospice serves the majority of its patients in […]

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Academy Art Museum Announces August Events

By shoreupdate | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

EXHIBITIONS The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition Part II: Through October 14, 2018 Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays at 11 a.m., meet at Front Desk In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018, the accredited Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe […]

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Weekly What’s Cooking with Melissa

By shoreupdate | Jul 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

My family loves to make any flavor smoothies we can. I decided to start making my own coffee smoothies for breakfast. Coffee is probably my favorite drink, and now that it’s been so hot I’ve found myself wanting these smoothies more than just for breakfast!   Coffee Smoothie 2 cups coffee ice cubes 1/2 – 3/4 cup almond milk or milk of your choice 1 cup cold coffee 1/2 – 1 whole frozen banana (freeze banana in bite size pieces) 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (chocolate can also be used) 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup   Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays. Using […]

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