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Preschool Students Complete Community Service Project

By shoreupdate | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students in Little School at Kent School supported by their teachers recently completed a community service project to benefit the Kent County Humane Society. After spending time teaching and learning about kindness and ways children can be kind outside of home and school, the children decided to collect items for the Humane Society. Members of the entire school community contributed cat food, litter, blankets and towels. The donations were made complete with homemade cat toys that the children made at school. The Little School at Kent School serves three and four-year-old children. A child’s joyful educational journey begins in Little […]

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Local Skaters Support Mid-Shore Libraries

By shoreupdate | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the members of the Talbot Figure Skating Team for leading a collection drive to support ongoing book sale efforts of both the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library and the Friends of Talbot County Free Library. Donations of gently used books (including both kids book and adult books, fiction and non-fiction), DVDs and CDs can be made at the skating rink at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton throughout December. Donations for the effort will also be collected at the skating team’s Winter Skating Exhibition this Sunday, December 9, from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at the Talbot County […]

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New Maryland E-Cigarettes Law Addressed in QACPS QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY – (Dec. 7, 2018)—In response to the growing problem of vaping among students in the school district, and Maryland’s new law regarding ecigarettes, QACPS Superintendent Andrea M. Kane, Ph.D. sent a letter to parents and caretakers detailing the steps the school district is taking to address the issue, and consequences associated with nicotine/vaping infractions. The letter also outlined resources and support available to students who vape or use other nicotine products. The letter addressed Maryland’s new law, passed on October 1, which makes the sale and possession of ecigarettes illegal for anyone under the age of 18 (Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 10-108(c) 2018). As a result of this law, QACPS has revised its Student Discipline Code. QACPS will work closely with law enforcement when a student violates the QACPS Student Discipline policy regarding use and possession of tobacco products, cigarette rolling paper, or an electronic nicotine delivery system (vape/JUUL). Infractions to this policy will include imposing a school consequence, which will include a mandated school based nicotine education program. School administration will also make an immediate report to the School Resource Officer (SRO) who will then issue a civil citation to the student in accordance with the new law. The amount of the citation is $50. For continuous non-compliance, the school may impose a more serious consequence. QACPS will impose consequences and involve law enforcement (SRO) when students are found to be in possession or use of a vape/JUUL. QACPS acknowledges that some students may have developed a dependence on nicotine. A goal of the nicotine education program is to help students learn healthy habits; free from dependence on nicotine. Through a grant from the Local Management Board, QACPS has hired Katherine Wright as a full-time Substance Use Counselor to meet with students in need of assistance. Wright has years of expertise in the area of substance use and addiction. “The issue of vaping among students under the age of 18 years old in QACPS is problematic,” said Dr. Kane. “Our goal is to support our students in making positive decisions now about their health and well-being, with the hopes these good choices serve them well into adulthood. We are grateful for the support of families and the community in supporting our efforts.”

By shoreupdate | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY – (Dec. 7, 2018)—In response to the growing problem of vaping among students in the school district, and Maryland’s new law regarding ecigarettes, QACPS Superintendent Andrea M. Kane, Ph.D. sent a letter to parents and caretakers detailing the steps the school district is taking to address the issue, and consequences associated with nicotine/vaping infractions.  The letter also outlined resources and support available to students who vape or use other nicotine products. The letter addressed Maryland’s new law, passed on October 1, which makes the sale and possession of ecigarettes illegal for anyone under the age of 18 […]

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FEED A FAMILY 2018 releases reports

By shoreupdate | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once more the community of Queen Anne’s County has shone a bright light of loving kindness. From the invitation to participate in small and large ways…..school food drives, church and business Turkey Tag Displays, Choosing Tags to make a family a Thanksgiving Box of Food with Turkey, to volunteering before, during and after “Work Week” each gave their best for the sake of another! FEED A FAMILY’s Community Food Program organized receipt and delivery to 460 families, approximately 1670 people, from Kent Island thru Centreville.  Additionally, with the Food Drive Donations, another 2 Thanksgiving Programs, 3 Back Pack Programs, 5 […]

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Preschool Students Complete Community Service Project

By shoreupdate | Dec 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students in Little School at Kent School supported by their teachers recently completed a community service project to benefit the Kent County Humane Society. After spending time teaching and learning about kindness and ways children can be kind outside of home and school, the children decided to collect items for the Humane Society. Members of the entire school community contributed cat food, litter, blankets and towels. The donations were made complete with homemade cat toys that the children made at school. The Little School at Kent School serves three and four-year-old children. A child’s joyful educational journey begins in Little […]

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Deborah Ruzicka joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

By shoreupdate | Dec 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deborah Ruzicka has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as its new Advancement Administrative Assistant.    Ruzicka grew up in Newcomb, Md., and has spent the past 30 years as a resident of St. Michaels, Md. She attended Chesapeake College and has training from the Maryland Judiciary Training Center, and comes to CBMM following a 12-year career with the Talbot County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office.   At CBMM, Ruzicka will provide administrative support for the advancement department by facilitating the membership process, coordinating monthly Member Nights, and managing data entry, in addition to other responsibilities.   “We’re thrilled […]

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Oxford Residents Rescue Capsized Boaters

By shoreupdate | Dec 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

OXFORD, MD – During the morning hours of November 17th, Captain Paul Callahan, who is an Oxford Fire Department Lieutenant, took his sister Susan Callahan Aistrup, son Mike Callahan and friend Mark Ledford out for a fishing expedition in his boat Deven Marie II, only to be alerted by a call from fellow Oxford Volunteer Fireman, Matt Hall checking their location. Matt heard on the emergency radio that three brothers were in the water as their boat capsized, near the location of Paul’s fishing destination. Paul confirmed that they were only about two miles from the location of the capsized boat. They immediately winded up their rods and set target […]

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CBMM’s Holiday Open House is December 12

By shoreupdate | Dec 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, December 12 from 4 to 7 pm, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes libations, light refreshments, caroling, store discounts, free gift wrapping, door prizes for CBMM members, and more. During the event, shoppers will receive a one-day-only, 25% total discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Members will also have the opportunity to purchase half-priced gift memberships for new members to the museum, excluding life memberships.   Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, […]

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Secretary of Commerce visits CBMM

By shoreupdate | Dec 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

  On Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018, Maryland Secretary of Commerce Michael Gill, along with other State representatives, visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Along with Gill and CBMM representatives, the meeting was attended by Maryland Department of Commerce Managing Director and Special Advisor Brady Walker; Maryland Department of Commerce Agribusiness and Energy Program Manager Paul Spies; Maryland Department of Commerce Business Retention & Expansion Representative Nancy LaJoice; Office of Governor Larry Hogan Eastern Shore Intergovernmental Affairs Ryan Snow; and Talbot County Director of Economic Development and Tourism Cassandra Vanhooser. The meeting focused on CBMM’s economic impact […]

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Talbot Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Donates to Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers

By shoreupdate | Dec 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each summer the Talbot Chamber of Commerce hosts the Talbot Chamber Golf Tournament and selects one non-profit to benefit from the proceeds raised. This year, the tournament was held at the Talbot Country Club and the Chamber is pleased to announce Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers were chosen as the non-profit beneficiary. Thanks to tournament sponsors RAUCH, Inc. Koons Toyota, Willow Construction, LLC and Bluepoint Hospitality Group, a check for $5,000 was presented to Cristy Morrell, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center’s Executive Director. Pictured left to right are Frank Bonsu, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center (CACC) Board member; Cristy Morrell, Executive Director, CACC; […]

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