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New Provider Welcomed at UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology welcomed new provider Lisa Bronaugh, MSN-FNP, last month. Bronaugh joins Bayan Mesmar, MD and Doris Allen Tate, nurse practitioner in providing treatment services to patients of the Center.

In her most recent position as nurse practitioner for Miles River Physicians in Easton, Bronaugh’s responsibilities included analysis and interpretation of patient histories, physical exam findings and diagnoses information; developed treatment plans for patients with acute and/or chronic conditions; and educated patients about self-management of acute and chronic illnesses. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia and in acute care at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Bronaugh earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston.

“We are very glad to have Lisa on board with us in the Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology,” says Trish Rosenberry, regional director, MultiSpecialty Clinics. “Her skills and experience are an excellent fit to the Center team.”


Stevensville, Maryland: October 8, 2018 — Kinera Foundation Eastern Shore Regional Hub will host its 3rd annual Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. both indoors and outdoors at 115 Sallitt Drive, Suite C, Stevensville, located at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park. This very popular event is free, open to the public and is held rain or shine.

Kinera’s Trunk or Treat will kick off at 2 p.m. with a “sensory friendly” trick or treating experience tailored for families with children with special needs and disabilities. Local businesses and organizations will have table displays and vehicle trunks decorated in Halloween style, and participants will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite vendor display. Trick or treaters are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and will be able to participate in the crafts and games, as well as trick or treating at the vendors’ tables for treats and giveaways. The sensory friendly portion of the event will last through 3 p.m.

Beginning at 3 p.m., the Trunk or Treat will open to the general public to offer a great prelude to the Halloween evening or an alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Complimentary food and drinks will be available for all attendees and provided by Queen Anne’s County Team Autism. There will be a kids corner with crafts and games, costumed “Superheroes”, and local “DJ Dalton” will be providing the music. In addition to the Kinera Foundation sponsoring the event, there will be other sponsors including local businesses and organizations.

This is a free event for families, but registration is required by RSVP’ing to For more information about this event and how to sponsor, partner or provide a vendor/business table, please contact Kate McCloskey at or the Kinera Foundation office at 443-249-3126.

October is National Physical Therapy Month

Delmarva – October 3, 2018 – As Delmarva’s September Go Purple campaign to raise awareness on Substance Abuse tapers-off, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates, P.A., ramps up to celebrates National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) this October by spreading the message that physical therapy could be a contributing factor to solving the prescription opioid epidemic.

This message is set forth and backed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) who created National Physical Therapy Month. NPTM is a nationally recognized month of awareness each October that educates the public on the benefits of physical therapy. For the past few years, due to the dire opioid epidemic in the United States, the APTA has been promoting the message of “Choose Physical Therapy (PT)” over prescription opioid use for pain management.

The APTA notes that, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy for most non-cancer-related chronic pain management.”

Jennifer Walter, chief operations and financial officer says, “Although there has been some improvement, the opioid epidemic is still very prevalent; not only on Delmarva, but throughout the United States. Unfortunately, opioids merely mask the pain and oftentimes lead to addiction. Here at Tidewater Physical Therapy, we are offering a real possible solution to those who suffer from pain disorders.

Physical therapists treat pain in a combination of ways. They combine movement, manual therapy (hands-on care), and comprehensive patient education. This inclusive method creates a complete pain management treatment experience. As well, increasing movement can reduce one’s risk of developing other chronic diseases.

According to the APTA, “When PTs work with patients in pain, they use tests and measures to determine the causes of that pain and to assess its intensity, quality, and temporal and physical characteristics. PTs also evaluate individuals for risk factors for pain to help prevent future pain issues.” Once the contributors to a patient’s pain are identified—and the patient’s functional and mobility goals are clear—the PT designs an individualized treatment program combining the most appropriate techniques, including but not limited to exercise, manual therapy, and patient education to address the underlying problem(s).”

Walter continues, “A great health related resource we have to make physical therapy more accessible to the population, is something called Direct Access. Direct Access is a health care benefit that allows one to seek physical therapy treatment without a doctor’s referral. The great thing is that most insurances will accept this benefit.”

The APTA shares that According to the CDC, in 2016 health care providers wrote 214 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication. As well, every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. In addition, as many as 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long-term for noncancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. Further, more, according to the CDC, among new heroin users, about 3 out of 4 report abusing prescription opioids before using heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.”

“We hope we can spread our message far and wide, that there are safe and effective alternatives to prescription opioids for pain – such as physical therapy. Our therapists and their staff are extremely talented at what they do. They are highly educated, credentialed, and not only that, they are caring individuals. Their goal is to get you back where you are meant to be,” says Walter.

Kathy Clark Added to Queenstown Bank Lending Team

Kathy Clark, Commercial Lender and Laurie Schnaitman, Regional Lender are now part of Queenstown Bank’s lending team.

Kathy is Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender specializing in business development, portfolio management and business strategy. With her 36 years of experience she is well-versed in all lending facilities for various commercial related industries.

Laurie Schnaitman is Assistant Vice President and Regional Lender with over 29 years of experience in residential lending products and professional services that facilitate resourceful growth and expansion opportunities for the community.


Kathy and Laurie are located at 1423 Main Street in Chester, MD and can be reached at 410-643-2258.


George Hamilton’s Edna Lockwood painting wins contest

A work by artist George Hamilton of St. Michaels, Md., has been named the official painting of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, after being chosen as the winner in a contest organized by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and St. Michaels Art League.

The project began in early spring, with eight artists creating paintings of Edna Lockwood, with her 2016-2018 restoration continuing through her Oct. 27 relaunch at CBMM’s OysterFest. Artists were provided photographs of the log-bottom bugeye under sail as a basis for their 18” x 8” paintings of Edna Lockwood


In May, CBMM staff performed a preliminary evaluation of the paintings to select the four finalists for the contest, with all receiving awards from CBMM. A public vote on CBMM’s Facebook page then determined the contest’s overall winner. 


Other St. Michaels Art League finalists included Sandy Alanko, Polly Cox, and Marianna Kost.


Hamilton’s painting will be featured on Edna Lockwood memorabilia and keepsakes sold in the Museum Store, with proceeds from each sale benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM’s education and exhibition programs.


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.


Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.


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. 

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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 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/, U.S. Health Care/, 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/, Comhar Helen Fitzgerald, Premier Designs/Jenny Spencer, doTERRA/, doTERRA Wellness Advocate/, 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

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