Santa will be helping Christmas in St. Michaels celebrate its 35th year of weekend festivities with several appearances in St. Michaels during the December 10 -12 slate of events.
The highlight for children and families is Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa, which takes place from 8-10:00 a.m. on Dec. 11 at the waterfront Foxy’s Harbor Grille. Limited $10 tickets are available in advance, with online purchasing available.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be participating in the Talbot Street Parade, which follows the breakfast and begins at 10:30 on Saturday. The event was suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spectators will also see plenty of people dressed as Santa for the Santa Dash as they run in the fun-filled, rain or shine Saturday event.
Christmas in St. Michaels also brings holiday music to the historic town, including a special Mid-Shore Community Band performance of seasonal music from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Sat., Dec. 11 at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Talbot Street. The Jackson Jubilee Singers are set to perform at 1:30 p.m. with soul-stirring gospel music.
This year’s events also include the return of the new Lighted Boat Parade; a Tour of Homes; Holiday Meals; a Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe, and a Light up the Night drive-by house and harbor tour.
The 2021 Christmas in St. Michaels collectible ornament features Maggie the Fire Truck—a local legend with an interesting history—and was rendered by local designer and artist Scott Sullivan.
The goal for this year’s events is to raise funds to distribute grants to local beneficiaries. More than 25 family services, education and child development, and community enhancement organizations depend on Christmas in St. Michaels funds to support their programs and activities.
Christmas in St. Michaels began in 1987 when a group of energetic volunteers recognized the need for daycare services in the community. Funds were raised through community support, and a daycare center was established, now known as Critchlow Adkins Children Centers. Sponsors and patrons of Christmas in St. Michaels since that time have helped raise more than $1.4M in support of numerous local non-profit organizations.
Proceeds from Christmas in St. Michaels help the people served by local non-profit organizations, with event updates, online purchases, and more about Christmas in St. Michaels at
Auditions for Church Hill Theatre’s January production of Neil Simon’s situation comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers will be held Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th at 5:30PM in the theatre office and Saturday morning, October 30th at 10AM in the theatre. The theatre is located at 103 Walnut Street in Church Hill and parking is available at the town lot across the street. The theatre office can be accessed from the parking lot.
Director Bonnie Hill is seeking a cast of one man – age 45 – 60; and three women – ages 21 – 50. Familiarity with the script is helpful, but not necessary (scripts will be available at the theatre for perusal). Come prepared to do cold readings from the script and please wear appropriate shoes to move comfortably about the space. Technicians, set constructors, and props assistants are needed as well! For more information, call director Bonnie Hill at 410-708-2870 or email her at email@example.com.
In Last of the Red Hot Lovers – set in 1969 – the sexual revolution is in full swing!
Middle-aged restaurateur Barney Cashman wants a piece of the action. In the midst of a
mid-life crisis and with no experience as a “hot lover”, he arranges three separate dates
with three different women in his mother’s apartment. A depressed housewife, a
foul-mouthed vixen, and a young actress line themselves up to meet the overworked
Barney. The results are both surprising and hilarious.
Performances of Last of the Red Hot Lovers will be January 28 – February 13, 2022 at
Church Hill Theatre; Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM.
Please note that the Church Hill Theatre, Inc. requires proof of vaccination for all
audience members, staff, volunteers, performers and Board members at all
performances and theatre activities. This policy will remain in effect until further notice.
- AT&T: Plans to finish shutting down 3G by February 22, 2022
- Verizon: Plans to finish shutting down 3G by December 31, 2022
- T-Mobile: Plans to finish shutting down Sprint 3G by January 1, 2022 and Sprints LTE network by June 30, 2022. The T-Mobile 2G and 3G networks do not have a specific date yet.
Choptank Community Health System has recently announced plans are underway for a new Federalsburg health center to open in 2024. Choptank Health has purchased land on Hayman Avenue for its new 15- to 20,000-square foot facility, and architectural plans are in progress.
“Our residents deserve the best access to quality care,” said Choptank Community Health CEO Sara Rich. “We have long outgrown our original facility in Federalsburg, and are eager to see patients for medical and dental care in our new state-of-the-art health center.”
An $829K one-time capital improvement grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has been received as initial funding towards the facility. The HRSA funding supports construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care infrastructure.
“Meeting Marylanders’ health care needs regardless of where they live is one of our top priorities. The new Federalsburg health center will help Choptank Community Health System continue to provide quality health care to folks in Caroline County. I’m glad we were able to provide federal funding to support this project, and we will continue working to invest in health care resources across our state,” said U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.
“Choptank Community Health is a great example of Maryland’s leaders in innovation and discovery,” said U. S. Senator Ben Cardin. “This funding will support the infrastructure needed to help Marylander’s with expanded health care services on the Eastern Shore.”
Architectural and engineering firm George, Miles & Buhr, LLC of Salisbury is charged with the new facilities’ design. The new Federalsburg facility will include expanded spaces for dental and medical services, more parking, and space for Choptank Health’s residency programs and behavioral health services for patients.
GMB serves local, national, and international clients with a team of more than 90 professionals working from a network of Mid-Atlantic region offices. The firm was founded in 1960, with local architectural projects including the Onley, Eastville, and Atlantic Community Health Centers in Virginia; the Denton Health Center and Caroline County EMS Facility in Denton, Md.; and the Salisbury University Center for Entrepreneurship in Salisbury, Md.
“We’re grateful to be a trusted advisor to Choptank Community Health,” says GMB President and Managing Member James H. Willey, Jr., P.E. “This is very purposeful and meaningful work as we collaborate with the Choptank Health team to provide an exceptional immersive designed facility that meets the health care needs of Federalsburg area residents.”
Choptank Community Health System provides medical and dental services in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties, with a mission to provide access to exceptional, comprehensive, and integrated health care for all. Choptank Community Health’s medical services include primary health care, women’s health, pediatrics, behavioral health, chronic health management, and care navigation, with new medical patients now being accepted. More information is at choptankhealth.org.
Oxford, MD –The Oxford Community Center’s (OCC) Board of Trustees confirm that the Model Boat Show will happen with careful Covid-19 safety precautions in place. The event will be a hybrid exhibit and sales welcoming regional modelers to showcase mostly outdoors in a tented environment surrounded by additional fall festivities. The Model Boat Show (MBS) will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 10am – 4pm at the OCC. The models represent the historic and cultural background of the Chesapeake Bay, the eastern shore and waterman life. Ed Theiler, the producer of the show says the show “brings together in one delightful, comfortable, setting, modelers who combine careful research, skillful craftsmanship, and artistic expression, across the broad range of boat modeling.” The MBS continues its tradition coinciding with Easton’s Waterfowl Festival.
2021 marks the eighth year Model Boat Show at OCC, an event that always ranks as one of the most popular and well attended shows of the year. Theiler continues, “It enables often isolated modelers to engage with one another to share ideas, techniques, and skills. Most importantly it gives visitors and modelers the opportunity to engage with one another. The visitors learn about the background research, skills, challenges, rewards, of model building from exhibitors and exhibitors often learn much from comments and questions from visitors.” Roughly 40 nationally recognized boat modelers from the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond will share their enthusiasm, skills, techniques, and stories with each other and with the interested public.
The displays range from quirky artistic representations, to precision scale replicas, to electronically controlled sailing vessels. Many of the techniques used to build these model ships and boats are identical to those developed by master shipwrights over a century ago, while others are thoroughly modern, including photogrammetry, laser cutting, and 3D printing. There will be models and books for sale, an opportunity to win a few kits and other surprises in the raffle.
New this year for families is the introduction of the mini wooden boat races. Kids of all ages will enjoy decorating their little wooden boats and watch them sail across the man-made pond erected in the front lawns of OCC. Fun for the whole family. “Adding games and crafts for the kids really excited me as a way to draw curiosity to the event. It may be the day that inspires a young mind to learn more about the craftsmanship of boat building as well as learn about the culture that surrounds it.” Adds Liza Ledford, OCC’s Executive Director.
Lunch will be offered for sale by the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company as they grace the OCC grill. The OFC Auxiliary adds to the food offerings with soups and baked goods to satisfy all weather appetites. The outdoor oyster raw bar and refreshments add to the festivities. Kelly distributors are curating the beers and hard seltzers selections for the day. Awful Arthur’s is sponsoring the oyster raw bar so it’s sure to be fantastic.
Adding to the day is the LIVE music of Jayme D. Enjoy the live music from a local woman who can move you to your core with her passionate, strong voice. A perfect accompaniment to the art and culture of the eastern shore life working hard on the water of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Model Boat Show is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.
Admission is free to all indoor and outdoor exhibits. The oysters are “A buck a shuck” and the refreshments are available for sale to benefit the OCC. All lunch revenue benefits the magnificent OVFC and Auxiliary who had to cancel their annual antique show due to the pandemic. That missing funding is a meaningful loss and the importance of those organizations is immeasurable. For more information, visit oxfordcc.org or call 410-226-5904. Oxford Community Center is a non-profit organization aimed at enriching lives with history, culture, education, entertainment and community.