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Joint Art Show Being Hosted at Easton Library

The Talbot County Arts Council and the St. Michaels Art league are pleased to announce the winners of their first jointly sponsored art show currently being held at the Easton Library.

The event was judged by Julie Madden of Howard County and St. Michaels. Julie, a prior board member and Executive Director of the Maryland State Arts Council, is currently serving as vice-chair of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Counselors.  The exhibit includes work in various mediums from artists that live, work or sell their art in Talbot County.

First Place was awarded to Katherine Binder for her untiled Embroidery work. Second Place went to Lee D’Zmura for her botanical watercolor “Petunias and Tiger Swallowtail”; while Third Place was awarded to Susan MacKinnon for her etching “View of Mull from Iona.” Honorable mentions went to Pat Lang for her oil painting “Lemons and Lace”, Robert Manning for his oil “Delmarva Icon-Perdue Grain Bins”, Beth Taylor for her photograph “Adjust the Sails”, and Anna Harding for her colored pencil botanical work titled “Zeus and the Wild Bunch.”

This joint-collaboration celebrates milestone anniversaries of the Maryland State Arts Council (50th) and the Talbot County Arts Council (40th).  The Maryland State Arts Council and Talbot County Arts Council both have provided millions of dollars in arts funding to organizations and schools in Talbot County. Maryland recently ranked third in the United States for money allocated to Arts Spending, and Talbot County is the top recipient in the state. The St. Michaels Art League is also celebrating more than 25 years as an arts organization serving and representing artists from all around the mid-shore.

The awards were presented at a reception at the Easton Library on October 5th. In addition to the art prizes, Addie Eckhardt, Senator for the Maryland House of Delegates and Johnny Mautz, Delegate attended the reception and awarded citations to all three arts organizations from the Governor, the State Senate and the Maryland General Assembly for their milestone anniversaries.   

The exhibit is being held at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton located at 100 West Dover St. The show is open through October 31st. Library hours are Monday and Thursday 9am – 8pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-6pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. 

For more information visit talbotarts.org or smartleague.org

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Welcomes Pastor Ed Kuhling

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Easton recently welcomed new pastor, Ed Kuhling and his wife Linda. Most recently, Pastor Kuhling served for 10 years at Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, DE. Prior to that, he served at Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford, DE, Woodside United Methodist Church in Woodside, DE, and Hartly United Methodist Church in Hartly, DE.

Pastor Kuhling, who was born in California, moved to Delaware where he attended school. He worked at Burris Logistic as a computer operator and later began a career in the landscaping business. While he heard God’s call in his twenties, he didn’t act on it until 1994 when he was assigned his first church.  God revealed his plan for Pastor Kuhling’s life after the miraculous recovery of his son from a broken neck in 1993. It was then that Pastor Kuhling acted on the call and entered the ministry. He graduated from Wesley College in Dover, DE, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religion and then earned his master’s degree in Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and was ordained in 2008. He authored a book, “YOU CAN Face Tomorrow” which was published in 2011.

In 2001, Pastor Kuhling had a Seminary Immersion experience in Nigeria which would change the course of his ministry, giving him a “healing ministry,” which he enjoys to this day. While living with a colony of Christians in the jungle setting of Nigeria, he contracted a severe case of malaria, even though he was given the necessary immunizations against it. As his wife Linda prepared for his funeral, a fellow minister prayed for his recovery and he survived.

“I feel that I was called here to St. Mark’s and that I was prepared by God to come here,” Pastor Kuhling comments. He hopes to teach about healing and spiritual warfare while in Easton and to get younger people involved in the church.”

Pastor Kuhling enjoys counseling, especially pre-marriage counseling for couples. He and his wife Linda, a Delaware native, have three grown children and six grandchildren. An outdoorsman, he plays tennis, kayaks, gardens and does photography.

Deoudes named board chair for Compass Regional Hospice

CENTREVILLE During the annual board meeting of Compass Regional Hospice in June, the new executive committee was voted in. Kathy Deoudes was welcomed back as board chair, Teresa Baumann was voted in as vice chair, Janice Feeley as secretary and Ed Allen as treasurer.

 

“I am so excited to welcome Kathy Deoudes back as our board chair,” Compass Regional Hospice Executive Director Heather Guerieri said. “I have had the pleasure of working with Kathy for 10 years now. She is one of the most committed volunteers and board members I have ever worked with. She is dedicated to our mission and does whatever it takes to continue to help build on our incredible reputation.”

 

Deoudes most recently served as board chair for Compass Regional Hospice from 2014 to 2017. This time, she follows Tom Helfenbein, who served as board chair from 2017 to 2018.

 

Deoudes also is the co-chair of the capital campaign of Compass Regional Hospice, which currently is underway. Compass Regional Hospice is just $600,000 shy of reaching its initial capital campaign goal of $4 million, a campaign the organization embarked on in 2016. The organization had several objectives for the fundraising initiative, including funding a four-bed expansion to the Hospice Center in Centreville, bringing the total number of beds in the facility to 10; renovations to the Hope and Healing Center, which houses Compass’ grief support services programs; renovations and the establishment of the new Hospice Center in Chestertown, which opened at the beginning of this year; funding an endowment to support Compass Regional Hospice in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties; and retiring the mortgage debt on Compass’ main office building in Centreville.

 

“So it can focus its funding and efforts on what’s really important – our patients and their families,” Deoudes said recently during the Sept. 19 groundbreaking event at the Hospice Center in Centreville.

 

More than 214 individuals, families, companies and private foundations have participated and donated toward the campaign, so far, Deoudes said.

 

Guerieri said the new executive committee members are no strangers to the Compass Regional Hospice all-volunteer board. Baumann has been on the board for six years and is the outgoing treasurer, now stepping into the vice chair role. Allen has been on the board for more than five years and now has stepped into the treasurer role. Guerieri said he is the full-time chief financial officer for Shore Bancshares, so his new role on the board is a natural fit for him. Feeley has been elected to the role of secretary and has been on the board for six years. She has served as secretary in the past, as well, Guerieri said.

 

Other board members include Tom Helfenbein, Linda Bounds, Debbie Dean, Julie Gillespie, Joyce Davis, Zeke Warner, Marsha Wilder, Paula Warner, Diane Pappas, Doug Pierson, C. Irving Pinder Jr., Gary Smith, Jenny Rhodes, Jason Ruth, Julie McMahan Thomas and Mary Ellen Valliant.

 

“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all our board members and are blessed to have those who care and support the Compass Regional Hospice mission to lead our organization,” Guerieri said. “We are so lucky to have such dedicated and skilled professionals in their fields to volunteer their time and treasures to our organization. It is an honor to work with Kathy, Teresa, Ed and Janice, as well as our entire board of directors and we thank them for their service.”

7th Annual Tidewater Inn Brew & Oyster Brawl Returns to Easton, Maryland

EASTON, MD (October 2, 2018) – The historic Tidewater Inn a timelessly refined luxury boutique hotel ideally situated in the heart of downtown Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore announces the official launch of ticket sales for the 7th annual Tidewater Inn Brew & Oyster Brawl scheduled on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Kicking off the celebration, the Brew and Oyster Brawl will feature live music by one of the Mid-Shore’s favorite Americana bands, Mule Train, and oysters prepared every which way will be presented including stationed raw oysters harvested by local watermen, savory chowder, oysters flash-fried to perfection and chargrilled oysters with infused flavors like lemon parsley butter and buffalo bleu cheese. Additionally, an open beer and wine bar will offer regional, craft, domestic and imported brews, along with Domino Family wines, to pair with savory oyster dishes.

With a purchase of an $80 ticket, guests will receive a commemorative pint glass and enjoy a one-of-a-kind event that reflects the famed heritage and cultural fabric of the Chesapeake Bay region.

For more information, call Tidewater Inn at (410) 822-1300 or visit https://tidewaterinn.com/brew-oyster-brawl. Tidewater Inn is located at 101 East Dover St, Easton, Md. 21601.

Second Annual Haven Ministries Beef, Bonfires and Cigars Scheduled for November 3

 

The second annual “Beef, Bonfires and Cigars,” to benefit Haven Ministries, will be held on November 3, 2018 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center, 600 Aspen Drive in Queenstown. The event will offer a night out to sample food and beverage tastings from multiple restaurants, caterers, and distilleries in the region, a fun live auction, and other festive fall activities. Food tastings will be provided by Chesapeake Chef’s Services, The Narrows, Hemingway’s, Blue Heron Catering, Harris Crab House, Range and Reef, Coopers Hawk, Chesapeake Celebrations, and Oyster Bar. The beverage tastings will be offered by Lyon’s Distillery, The Winery, and Blackwater Distillery.  There will also be live music and multiple vendors showcasing their goods, including cigars to smoke and a cash bar will be available.

Mia Cranford, Director of Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator at Haven Ministries, comments, “Last year’s event was such a success, we wanted to repeat it again this year. It is a fun event for people to just come out and have a good time.”

This year, the event is offering a limited number of rooms for weekend stays at the four Star stunning Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center. The cost for a two-night stay is $299 and includes two tickets to the Beef, Bonfires and Cigars event and lunch on Saturday, as well as breakfast on Sunday.

According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, the event benefits Haven Ministries as it continues with its fundraising efforts to help sustain its important programs and to move the ministry forward in purchasing property for a housing assistance program.

Haven Ministries Business Partners supporting the event include the following:

Diamond Level:  Increte and BAAR (Bay Area Association of Realtors)

Sapphire Level: Bay Times, Wye River Conference Center, A Dolce Property, and What’s Up Media.

Platinum Level: Safe at Home Senior Care, Prospect Bay Country Club, Roof Center, Construction Services and Supplies, Inc., Kate Spade, and My Logo On It.

Gold Level: Harris Crab House, Hemingway’s, The Narrows, Riley Custom Homes, Island Furniture Studios, The Shore Update, Range and Reef, Swan Cove Salon and Spa, and Tri Gas and Oil.

Silver Level: Lundberg Builders, Salon Atelier, Holiday Inn Express, Chesapeake Hearing Centers, Miltec, Free State Insurance, McCrone, Realty Navigator, Hawk Marketing, Keller Williams/Chris.glover@kw.com, U.S. Health Care/jim.procaccini@ushadvisors.com, Shore United Bank, Island Floors, Kent Island Rotary, Details Group, Island Dental Studio, Refreshed Women, Cargo Direct, Shore Signs, The Ophiuroidea, KRM Development, Queenstown Bank, and Shaffer Ingenuity.

Bronze Level: Mary Kay/ Corbie Haas, Edward Jones/William Caughey, Splendid Consignment Shop/Avon, Legalshield/Joe Allegretti, Computer Island/Lolita Watkins, The Winery, Federal Resources, The Growth Coach, 1st Home Mortgage/driordan@firsthome.com, Comhar Helen Fitzgerald helen@comhar.biz, Premier Designs/Jenny Spencer, doTERRA/colminahan@gmail.com, doTERRA Wellness Advocate/dianaoiljourney@aol.com, Sara Taylor Coaching, Maid Healthy, Rodan and Fields, Cari Healy Hair, Carrie’s Cupcakery, Chesapeake Think Tank, Kent Island Minuteman Press, Linda Prochaska, and Bob Gosselin Photography.

Tickets to the “Beef, Bonfires and Cigars cost $50 per person and are available at haven-ministries.org.

7th Annual Tidewater Inn Brew & Oyster Brawl Returns to Easton, Maryland

EASTON, MD (October 2, 2018) – The historic Tidewater Inn a timelessly refined luxury boutique hotel ideally situated in the heart of downtown Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore announces the official launch of ticket sales for the 7th annual Tidewater Inn Brew & Oyster Brawl scheduled on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Kicking off the celebration, the Brew and Oyster Brawl will feature live music by one of the Mid-Shore’s favorite Americana bands, Mule Train, and oysters prepared every which way will be presented including stationed raw oysters harvested by local watermen, savory chowder, oysters flash-fried to perfection and chargrilled oysters with infused flavors like lemon parsley butter and buffalo bleu cheese. Additionally, an open beer and wine bar will offer regional, craft, domestic and imported brews, along with Domino Family wines, to pair with savory oyster dishes.

With a purchase of an $80 ticket, guests will receive a commemorative pint glass and enjoy a one-of-a-kind event that reflects the famed heritage and cultural fabric of the Chesapeake Bay region.

For more information, call Tidewater Inn at (410) 822-1300 or visit https://tidewaterinn.com/brew-oyster-brawl. Tidewater Inn is located at 101 East Dover St, Easton, Md. 21601.

OLD WYE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR RETURNS FOR FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR

It is remarkable for a small community event to be popular for fifty-five consecutive years.  That is how long Wye Parish has held its Annual Christmas Bazaar, known by many over the years as the best place to begin holiday preparations.  From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, on the grounds and in the Parish Hall and Vestry Cottage of Old Wye Church, the Women of Wye Parish once again welcome the public to this harbinger of the holiday season.  Old Wye is located at 14114 Old Wye Mills Road (Rt 662) in Wye Mills, MD.

Handmade gifts are always appealing, and the women of the Church have been working throughout the summer and into the fall, creating knitted and crocheted infinity scarves, afghans, and other items. New this year in the Creative Crafts Shop are festive centerpieces for your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.  And there are always delightful original decorations for your tree. 

The Gently-Used Jewelry Table is a popular place to find unique, bargain-priced earrings, bracelets, pins and necklaces for someone special or for yourself.  Nearby is the Unique Boutique, which features a variety of collectibles, and silver, crystal and china items – again at bargain prices.

This year’s Silent Auction offers antique decoys, white wicker chairs, settees, and tables, as well as a host of gift items, from baskets of food, wine, and beer to handmade coats for some lucky dogs.  Bazaar-goers need to watch the clock as bidding on Silent Auction items will close at 2 p.m.

Outside in the Vestry Cottage is a wide variety of books that are in good enough condition to give as presents.  Featured are special editions, beloved children’s stories, and beautiful coffee table books as well as books about Christmas cooking and crafts.  Outside, too, under the big tent is Attic Treasures with its great array of household items from utensils to lamps and tables.

Food is an important part of a special event, and the Bazaar has food for gifts, food to take home, and food to enjoy as you take a break from shopping by visiting the Holiday Cafe. The Cafe will serve ham biscuits starting at opening time and, for lunch, Shore Chicken Salad, a hot entree, and a choice of soups.  While parents shop or enjoy lunch, there will be supervised holiday crafts available for their children.

The Sweet and Savory Shoppe has plentiful home-baked goods including pies, cookies and cakes.  Shoppers always seem to head for the jellies, jams, pickles and other special treats made and preserved by the ladies of the Church.  They make great gifts!

Outside, all day, coffee (free starting at 8:30) is available.  Also outside, and always an attention- getter, is fresh cider pressed during the Bazaar by the Boy Scouts on a locally hand-crafted cherry wood cider press.

Wye Parish’s ECW (Episcopal Church Women) are the people responsible for making the Christmas Bazaar a popular and worthwhile event with a long history and loyal following. The proceeds from the Bazaar support the Parish’s outreach programs and selected capital projects of the Parish.   For more information, call the Parish Office at 410.827.8484.

QACHS Student Named First Place Artist in Maryland

Eleventh grade Queen Anne’s County High School student Jenna Hauser took first place in First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan’s 4th annual statewide exhibition at the prestigious House of Delegates. The exhibit is for “the best of the best” artists from all 24 counties in Maryland, K-12.  Hauser won the only award presented to a high school student in the entire State of Maryland with her self-portrait graphite drawing. 

 

Jenna wasn’t the only award-winner representing Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. Ninth graders  Casey Gessert and Kevin Likowski both had an outstanding works of art placed in prestigious positions in Annapolis; Gessert’s work was featured in the First Lady’s House of Delegates Show where she met First Lady Yumi Hogan and Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon.  Likowski had a prized piece placed in the Treasury Building Exhibition

 

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to teach Jenna for the last two years and it was very exciting to be a part of her artistic growth during the development of her self-portrait. She’s an excellent student, a wonderful person, and an outstanding artist.  This award is such a great accomplishment and I am so very proud of her!” – Tim Goodger, Art Teacher, QACHS.

 

 “Jenna inspires me and she is an incredible ambassador of the arts for our county. I am so excited for her and for our program because I believe this will spark excitement for other art students.” – Stephanie Zeiler, Lead Art Teacher, QACHS.

 

“It was great to see representation from both ends of our county. The Visual Arts are definitely back on the map in Queen Anne’s County!” – Michael Bell, Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts, QACPS

More Than Half of Workers Approaching Retirement Believe They Will Return to Work

BALTIMORE, Md.– Providing insight into the changing post-retirement landscape,  a new survey[i] by Home Instead, Inc. revealed that more than half (53 percent) of workers approaching retirement in the next five years believe they will likely return to work.

 

In terms of their next move, the majority of both those approaching retirement (68 percent) and those who have “unretired” and returned to work (65 percent) said they will change or have changed industries. What’s more, nearly 80 percent of both groups said they want to make a meaningful impact in their communities in their post-retirement years, such as through volunteerism or a role involving caregiving, teaching or giving back.

 

“Finding a fulfilling post-retirement career can be incredibly valuable for an older adult,” said Brad Snively, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Frederick and Carroll counties. “For some local men and women, that fulfillment comes from being a professional caregiver, but many find new careers or volunteer opportunities that help serve their skills, passions and life goals, and challenge them in a way their previous career might not have.”

 

According to the Home Instead, Inc. survey, important motivators for returning to work for those who have retired were fighting boredom (44 percent) or keeping their minds sharp (22 percent), while finding new challenges and fulfillment were the most common motivators for those pending retirement.

 

Catherine Collinson, CEO of Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, reaffirms that with people living longer than ever, it’s important to focus more on maintaining a sense of purpose than holding on to the outdated hallmark of retiring at age 65.

 

“With Boomers blazing the way, full retirement is no longer a point in time. The transition could be a decade or more, and involve shifting gears and working in a different capacity or finding a flexible arrangement, all with more time for family,” Collinson said.

 

So what are the some of the hottest post-retirement jobs? According to Tim Driver, CEO of RetirementJobs.com, today’s older workers are considering a wide array of flexible options, including at organizations that meet the criteria for age-friendly workplaces.

 

“Retail sales clerks and bank tellers are among the most popular options, as are jobs that allow you to work from home, such as online tutoring. And caregiving is often a job where creativity is rewarded – giving you the ability to create activities for older adults and get a peek into what older life looks like,” Driver said.


To help workers start thinking about how to make the most of their post-retirement years, the Home Instead Senior Care network is introducing tips and resources including an online career assessment tool that asks users questions about their interests, skills and ideal work environment before recommending categories of jobs that might suit them.

 

“Whether you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, share your expertise, network with new people or create something new, our hope is the career assessment tool will help spark ideas and conversation around what a rewarding next chapter could look like,” explained Snively.

 

Families can find program resources and information at UnRetireYourself.com. Or, contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office for additional resources and to learn about professional CAREGiversSM opportunities. Find an office near you by visiting www.homeinstead.com.

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ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,100 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 60 million hours of care throughout the United States and 11 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 70,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network partners with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources.

  

QAC Library Announces New Resources

Queen Anne’s County Library is excited to announce three new online resources available to their patrons. The service is free to library card holders, and access is available any time through the library’s website.

The library has subscribed to the Job Searches, Business Database and Background & Criminal Searches from AtoZdatabases. Cardholders will get unlimited access to the following features:

Job Search & Résumé Templates

Free Mailing Lists and Sales Leads

Find a Business Profile

Background & Criminal Search

Find a Person

Queen Anne’s County Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of MUZZY BBC for the library’s children’s collection. Developed by the British Broadcasting Corporation, MUZZY BBC has helped children become bilingual for over 30 years. Now reimagined for a new generation with 3-D graphics and an expanded video story, MUZZY immerses children in the new language, replicating the way the child learned his or her mother tongue. As youngsters watch a captivating video story about the extraterrestrial Muzzy and his friends, they are exposed to over 1200 words and phrases. Online games, a recording studio, and other activities contribute to the learning, and make language fun for children as young as two. For instructions on accessing MUZZY, please speak to a library staff member or visit the library website.

Digital magazines are now available through the library’s OverDrive collection. This new collection of fifty popular magazine titles can be enjoyed both in the Libby app and online on any internet capable device. No additional software, apps, or account signups are required. The magazines are always available, and patrons can check out as many titles as they like, because they don’t count towards the six item OverDrive borrowing limit.

For more information on these or any of the library’s online resources, please contact the Centreville Branch at 410-758-0980 or the Kent Island Branch at 410-643-8161.

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