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STARS FROM THE SOUND OF MUSIC AND NEWSIES  AT THE GARFIELD IN APRIL

 

The board of directors at the Garfield Center for the Arts are proud to announce the theatre’s 2019 annual gala fundraiser; Broadway by the River! Hosted by New York’s drag queen sensation, Marti Gould Cummings, and featuring an evening of intimate performances and conversations with cast members of various Broadway shows; Emily Trumble of The Sound of Music, Jack Scott of Newsies! and Kristina Nicole Miller of The Preacher’s Wife. Featuring special guest Shannon Whittaker and musical director Blake Allen, Broadway by the River promises to once again deliver some of that “Big Apple” theatre magic to Chestertown on Friday, April 5th at 8pm.

 

Limited VIP “Broadway Pass” tickets are $100 each and include main level table seating, hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary themed cocktail and after party with the performers at The Kitchen at the Imperial. Tickets for the front row of the balcony are $75, general admission is $50 and tickets to the upper balcony are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.GarfieldCenter.org, by calling 410-810-2060 or in person at the Garfield Box Office, located at 210 High Street in Chestertown.

 

Saints Peter and Paul Casino Night to Support Local Catholic Education

Saints Peter and Paul School, located in Easton, is the only Catholic School on Maryland’s eastern shore.  SSPP has students in Pre-K through 12th grade from 5 different counties. They provide a loving family atmosphere, and a top notch education for all learners.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 is the SSPP Casino Night, All in for Blue and White, at The Milestone in Easton.  This is the school’s largest and most important fundraiser.  Parent School Association Treasurer, Katie Murphy said, “With no tax dollars allocated to make up for shortfalls in the budget, it can become a bit of a challenge.  Tuition costs are not cheap, but do not cover everything the school provides, needs and wants, so fundraising is the way to make up the difference.” This year, in addition to dinner, drinks, music, live and silent auctions, a wine wall, and a 50/50 raffle; attendees will also enjoy casino games like Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps.

Meredith Otmishi is the President of the SSPP Parent School Association and is in charge of procuring auction items and services for the Casino Night.  “After a few years in this role, it has become quite obvious to me just how generous our families and business community are,” said Meredith.  She said, “It is our hope that our bidders will see the donor’s logos and donations online and will support those generous businesses and families of SSPP.” 

Casey Palmer is also an officer with the SSPP Parent School Association. Her and her husband own Palmers Plumbing and have decided to be a business sponsor for this year’s Casino Night.  Casey said, “Jason and I are avid supporters of many different local youth organizations throughout our area.  As business owners and parents of young children ourselves, we understand how important sponsorships are to support those organizations. As employers, we are especially impressed with the high caliber of students that come from Saints Peter and Paul School.  It is absolutely our pleasure to support SSPP in its fundraising efforts!”

Katie Murphy and her husband decided to send their two children to SSPP before they had even moved to the eastern shore 13 years ago.  Katie said, “We were both brought up through the Catholic school system and believe that not only does the school supply a solid and challenging education, but also helps reinforce the morals, values, and beliefs we teach at home.  The teachers are amazing and the overall programs are wonderful.”

The SSPP Elementary School Parent Association officers, with their children in the entrance of the school.  Pictured from left to right: Back Row- Meredith Otmishi, Arman Otmishi, Nathan Palmer, Katie Murphy, Samantha Murphy and Casey Palmer; Front Row-Keon Otmishi, Cole Murphy and Kaylin Palmer

Hustle for the Herd April 6 at Adkins Arboretum’s Arbor Day Run

 

 

Dust off your running shoes and start training to hustle for the herd! Runners, walkers, families and nature enthusiasts are invited to Adkins Arboretum’s 14th annual Arbor Day Run on Sat., April 6. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s goat herd, used for targeted grazing of invasive species.

 

Featuring 5K and 10K races, a free One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and a free Healthy Kids’ 100-yard Dash, the Arbor Day Run is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an early-spring morning in nature. Participants will pass the goat herd on the cross-country course plotted along a network of scenic, easily navigable trails.

 

Check-in and day-of registration begin at 8 a.m. The Healthy Kids’ Dash begins at 8:50 a.m., followed by the 10K Run at 9 a.m., the 5K Run at 9:05 a.m. and the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9:10 a.m.

Awards will be presented to the overall male/female winners and to the top two male/female winners in categories 15 and under through 70 and older in 10-year age groups. Bluepoint Race Management will provide chip timing for the 5K and 10K races. Post-race festivities include music, a “green” medal ceremony and a native tree raffle

 

Registration is underway, with a discount and an Arbor Day Run T-shirt for those who register for the 5K and 10K by March 26. Fun Run and Healthy Kids’ Dash participants may order T-shirts for $10 each. For fee information or to register, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0

The Arbor Day Run is generously sponsored by Bay Imprint of Easton and Bluepoint Race Management.

SHORERIVERS WELCOMES REBEKAH HOCK AS NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

 

 

ShoreRivers is pleased to announce that Rebekah Hock has joined the organization as director of development. Hock will lead the ShoreRivers development team in community engagement and advancing the organization’s mission through dynamic communications, exciting events, and strategic fundraising.

 

A 2005 graduate of Washington College, Hock has grown roots on the Eastern Shore. Serving Washington College’s Advancement Department in leadership roles from 2006-2016, she succeeded in raising annual fund donations for her alma mater and engaging the alumni community through volunteerism and events. Most recently, she supported adults with diverse abilities as Administration & Development lead at the Kent Center.

 

“I am both honored and excited to join the amazing team at ShoreRivers,” Hock expressed. “As a supporter and volunteer for the Chester River Association, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that smart advocacy and mission-driven projects can have on our community. By creating stronger connections throughout the Eastern Shore, I’m eager to help build on the grassroots foundation that created ShoreRivers.”

 

“All of us here at ShoreRivers are excited to have someone of Rebekah’s professional experience and passion for our rivers joining our team,” Jeff Horstman, executive director of ShoreRivers, stated. “This addition gives us even more capacity to meet our mission of ‘Healthy waterways across Maryland’s Eastern Shore.’”

Hock resides in Chestertown, Maryland, with her husband, Adam. When they aren’t boating together, you may hear her performing with the musical group, Harp & Soul.

 

For more information about ShoreRivers, visit shorerivers.org. Contact Rebekah Hock at rhock@shorerivers.org or 443.385.0511 ext 206.

Tidewater Physical Therapy welcomes new Physical Therapist to Chester location

 

Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates P.A. announced that they have hired Brian Prettyman, PT, DPT as their new Clinical Director and Doctor of Physical Therapy at their Chester location.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Salisbury University in 2013. Brian gained experience in the field of Physical Therapy, working as a Physical Therapy Technician with Tidewater Physical Therapy, until going back to school to further his career. In 2017, Brian received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

“It is a special sentiment when we can hire one of our previous technicians as a Physical Therapist. Brian teched at both our Easton and St. Michaels clinics. It’s humbling to know that the care we provided to our patients, inspired him to become a physical therapist. We are very optimistic and enthusiastic about the addition of Dr. Prettyman. He is an extremely intelligent and caring individual with an abundance of knowledge and compassion to give to his patients. We know he will be a welcomed addition to our Chester community,” says Jennifer Walter, COO, CFO of Tidewater Physical Therapy.

Brian’s area of interests include manual therapy, multi- trauma therapies, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), balance, pre- and post-operative and joint replacement therapies, sports and orthopedic therapy, and stroke rehabilitation. As well Brian will continue to offer extended hours and aquatic therapy at our Chester clinic.

Brian will provide quality, comprehensive rehabilitation services at our Chester location, located at 800 Abruzzi Drive, Suite E, Chester, MD 21619 To schedule an appointment or evaluation with Brian, please call us at 410-643-7515.

About Tidewater Physical Therapy
Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates, PA was founded in 1984 under the guidance of Dr. W. James Downs, Jr., PT, DSc, ECS. Downs founded the firm in response to local physicians seeking progressive physical therapy services for patients on the Delmarva Peninsula. Since its foundation, Tidewater Physical Therapy has expanded to 16 locally managed offices. Therapists have continued to increase their certifications and knowledge in many specialty areas to provide for their ever-growing patient population. Tidewater Physical Therapy is now the most widely recognized, highly accredited physical therapy firm on Delmarva, setting the standard for exceptional care in a comfortable, friendly and community-oriented setting. In addition, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Associates is the only certified Medicare Rehabilitation Agency on the Eastern Shore. This classification means our organization is not only credentialed to see Medicare patients, but practices according to a stringent set of operational guidelines, including annual inspections for protection of patients’ rights and safety. For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tidewaterpt.com or call 410.860.1970.

Twelve Shore Regional Health Team Members Complete Emerging Leaders Program

Twelve UM Shore Regional Health team members graduated from University of Maryland Medical System’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) on December 20, 2018. ELP is a seven-month leadership development program designed to introduce potential leaders to the changing landscape of health care and the role of effective leadership.

Completing the program as the first UM SRH cohort, the ELP graduates received certificates from Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH, and Kate McCann, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, University of Maryland Medical System.

Lyndsey Feather, lead respiratory therapist at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and Alison Toepfer, staff nurse, UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, were among ELP graduates. “I found the Emerging Leaders Program to be incredibly beneficial, personally and professionally,” said Feather. “Every topic circled back to our organizational ‘RITES’ values: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, and Service. From learning about how to navigate difficult conversations to understanding the difference between diversity and inclusion, we discovered ways to develop and explore what it means to be a leader, and how to develop these characteristics in our employees.”

“The program covered concepts that apply to becoming a leader in a health care setting,” added Alison Toepfer. “Those concepts were shared in a very interactive way, and it gave me, as a staff nurse, a better view of the nurse leader mindset. The program gave me the confidence as well as the tools to see myself in a leadership role going forward.”

Others completing the ELP program were: from UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Karen Hemingway, clinical nurse coordinator, Intensive Care: from UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Koreen Smith, site coordinator, Laboratory Services, and Melissa Svehla, clinical specialist, Non-Invasive Cardiology; and from Easton, Catherine Tripp, clinical nurse coordinator, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Melanie Donaway, supervisor, Nursing Administration, and hospital team members Donna Collins, Telemetry clinical nurse coordinator, Lisa Eisemann, Multi Specialty Care staff nurse, Jamie Johnson, Post Anesthesia Care clinical nurse coordinator, and Tara Smith, Multi Specialty Care staff nurse.

The program focused on six topics: models of leadership and the role leadership in driving organizational, team and employee performance; identifying and building on managerial strengths; effective communication; creating and delivering effective presentations; fostering inclusion and diversity; and strategies for creating and developing high-performing teams. Participants met as a group once each month for half-day sessions starting in July, and met in pairs between sessions.

Power of 100 Women Gives to Crossroads

The Power of 100: Chesapeake Women Who Care is a local organization of women who gather twice a year to raise money for a local cause by gathering 100 women who each give $100 to a chosen charity. The local chapter recently held its first meeting Prospect Bay Country Club and Karen Baer, a past Crossroads board member gave the selected presentation and Crossroads Community Inc. was awarded over $7000 for their dental fund.
 
For more information about The Power of 100: Chesapeake Women Who Care visit www.powerof100chesapeake.com or contact Connie Blandford at 410-200-1053, Kelley DuBois at 443-570-7822 or send an email to powerof100chesapeake@gmail.com.

Kean joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 

 

Katelyn Kean of Newtown, Conn., has joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as the registrar for its collection of more than 70,000 Bay-related objects. In this role, she will help to maintain this collection and its corresponding records, and facilitate access to it.

 

In 2016, Kean completed her undergraduate work in anthropology and history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is currently working on a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in museum studies, with her graduation scheduled for this fall.

 

A large portion of Kean’s museum collections experience comes from the National Park Service. She has previously held positions at James Madison’s Montpelier, Shenandoah National Park, and the Harpers Ferry Center with the National Park Service.

 

“Katelyn is a superb addition to preservation and interpretation team, and brings skills in the treatment of historic objects and a depth of knowledge of collections care that is moving us to a new level of professionalism,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “She will also be a key member of the exhibitions team as we prepare to open two new exhibitions this spring—Deconstructing Decoys: The Culture of Collecting in our Waterfowling Building in April and On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection in our Steamboat Building in May.”

 

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 cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

Twelve Shore Regional Health Team Members Complete Emerging Leaders Program

Twelve UM Shore Regional Health team members graduated from University of Maryland Medical System’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) on December 20, 2018. ELP is a seven-month leadership development program designed to introduce potential leaders to the changing landscape of health care and the role of effective leadership.

Completing the program as the first UM SRH cohort, the ELP graduates received certificates from Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH, and Kate McCann, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, University of Maryland Medical System.

Lyndsey Feather, lead respiratory therapist at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and Alison Toepfer, staff nurse, UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, were among ELP graduates. “I found the Emerging Leaders Program to be incredibly beneficial, personally and professionally,” said Feather. “Every topic circled back to our organizational ‘RITES’ values: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, and Service. From learning about how to navigate difficult conversations to understanding the difference between diversity and inclusion, we discovered ways to develop and explore what it means to be a leader, and how to develop these characteristics in our employees.”

“The program covered concepts that apply to becoming a leader in a health care setting,” added Alison Toepfer. “Those concepts were shared in a very interactive way, and it gave me, as a staff nurse, a better view of the nurse leader mindset. The program gave me the confidence as well as the tools to see myself in a leadership role going forward.”

Others completing the ELP program were: from UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Karen Hemingway, clinical nurse coordinator, Intensive Care: from UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Koreen Smith, site coordinator, Laboratory Services, and Melissa Svehla, clinical specialist, Non-Invasive Cardiology; and from Easton, Catherine Tripp, clinical nurse coordinator, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Melanie Donaway, supervisor, Nursing Administration, and hospital team members Donna Collins, Telemetry clinical nurse coordinator, Lisa Eisemann, Multi Specialty Care staff nurse, Jamie Johnson, Post Anesthesia Care clinical nurse coordinator, and Tara Smith, Multi Specialty Care staff nurse.

The program focused on six topics: models of leadership and the role leadership in driving organizational, team and employee performance; identifying and building on managerial strengths; effective communication; creating and delivering effective presentations; fostering inclusion and diversity; and strategies for creating and developing high-performing teams. Participants met as a group once each month for half-day sessions starting in July, and met in pairs between sessions.

During the half-day sessions, topics including health care finance, marketing, quality, safety, compliance and patient experience were illuminated by UM Shore Regional Health executives who made presentations to the group that included scenarios drawn from their own experiences as senior leaders in health care. Presenters were Ken Kozel, president and chief executive officer; William Huffner, MD, senior vice president, Medical Affairs and chief medical officer; Patti Willis, senior vice president, Strategy and Communications; JoAnne Hahey, chief financial officer; and Robert Frank, senior vice president, Operations.

Notes UM SRH Human Resources Director Barbara Hendricks, “One of the values of Emerging Leaders is learning about leadership concepts, and then taking the time to reflect. This helps to build leadership strengths and enhances the overall team member experience.”

  Rosendale Realty welcomes Laura Anthony to their team of Real Estate Agents!

Laura has lived on the Eastern Shore her entire life. She grew up on Parsons Island, which is in the Eastern Bay where she would have to take a boat daily to get back and forth to school. This afforded her the opportunity to grow up learning how to fish, crab, and hunt. She is currently married to her husband, Donnie , together they have two adult children. She feels fortunate to have grown up in a family of water men and law enforcement.

For the past ten years Laura worked as a 911 dispatcher for Queen Anne’s county and obtained her EMT certification. She began her career as a realtor to help people find the home of their dreams and to make buying or selling as smooth and stress free as possible using her lifetime knowledge of the Eastern Shore.

Laura can be reached at Rosendale Realty’s Centreville office 410-758-0333, or directly at 410-725-0976, or by email at lauraanthony@rosendalerealty.com.

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