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Chestertown’s First Friday Independence Day – JULY 6

This Friday, downtown Chestertown hosts its annual Independence Day Celebration. The event combines traditional 1st Friday festivities with Fourth of July fun. Highlights include live music, gallery exhibit openings, complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, sno cones, and giveaways from your local businesses. Attendees will also be able to purchase $1 hot dogs and 50 cent sodas. Throughout downtown Chestertown. 5-8 p.m. Downtownchestertown.org. 410-810-4898.

Downtown Chestertown, High, Main, and Cannon Streets, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

Taste of the Town (and County)

This Sunday, spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown’s and Kent County’s finest restaurants and caterers at Chestertown’s Taste of the Town (And County). Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town Plein Air artwork exhibited in Fountain Park.
Sunday, 29 April, 2012
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: $15

Fountain Park, High and N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD 21620

www.tasteofchestertown.com/

Locavore Lit Fest in Chestertown

The second annual Locavore Lit Fest will bring national and regional writers to Chestertown from Friday to Sunday for a series of talks about seafood, foraging, fermentation, and the wonders of “wild” foods. The weekend kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. on the Washington College campus with a talk and demonstration by Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods. Other authors include Urban Scout, Jean Hegland, and Mick Blackistone.
March 30-April 1, 2012

Cost: Costs vary

Downtown Chestertown, High, Main and Cannon Streets, Chestertown, MD 21620

Email: tholste2@washcoll.edu
Phone: 410-810-7162
http://ces.washcoll.edu

Farmer’s Market Opens

The farmers market is now open with vendors selling their goods in Fountain Park from 8a.m. to noon. They are offering a variety of locally grown vegetables, eggs, meat products and other farm produce. The rules are explicit about local production; vendors must be based in Kent or Queen Anne’s counties, and their wares must be produced locally. This gives local farmers an outlet for their produce, and it gives shoppers assurances that the goods will be fresh. The local market has been chosen two years in a row as the favorite small farmers market in Maryland in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets Contest, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. In 2011, it was voted the best in the state, regardless of size, and the sixth best small market nationally.

Alleged BB&T Robber Arrested in Florida

U.S. Marshals arrested a Queen Anne’s County man in Florida on charges that include armed robbery of the Chestertown branch of BB&T Bank in January. Brian Danielle Taylor, 38 of Centreville also is charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Taylor is being held in jail without bail pending an extradition hearing. If he waives extradition, he will be brought to Kent County, according to Chestertown Acting Police Chief William H. Dwyer. Dwyer said police early in the investigation identified Taylor as a suspect in the Januar 19 robbery of the bank at 501 Washington Avenue. Police found Taylor in Pensacola after learning that his girlfriend had family in the area. Taylor went to Florida soon after the robbery, according to Dwyer, and was arrested at his job.

Chester River To Get Cruise Ship Route

The American Cruise Line has notified the Office of Tourism and Economic Development that they are set to visit Chestertown five times this year, beginning early May. This year the cruise ship is scheduled to be the American Glory, smallest of the fleet. (205 feet vs the previouse 177-foot American Spirit.) The Glory accommodates 50 passengers; the others average 100.

Free WiFi Coming To Chestertown

Chestertown’s downtown public parks will have free wireless access perhaps as soon as this month thanks to an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project and cooperation between the Town and Main Street Historic Chestertown. The ARRA project involved running a trunk fiber optic cable from Cecil County to Talbot, passing through Chestertown along the way. While the town of Chestertown did not solicit for the project, it benefits from it as the cable will provide enough bandwidth for WiFi availabilities in Fountain Park and Memorial Park. The Town was able to install WiFi equipment to make use of this cable with money from a $30,000 Maryland Community Legacy Grant.

Dollar General Robbery

Chestertown Police confirmed an armed robbery at the Dollar General store on Washington Avenue last week. A white male entered the store in the morning, showed a handgun and demanded money. Word is less than $1,000 was taken. The suspect has not been apprehended, but there is surveillance video and other police have been notified.

Chestertown Man Facing Charges For Stealing Farm Equipment

Two men are facing charges after $3100 in farm equipment was stolen. Witnesses saw 47-year-old Wade Brown of Chestertown and Garry Harris of Delaware steal a planter and plow from a Spring Road farm December 13th. The two men are accused of selling the plow and planter as scrap the same day. Brown is free on bond; no word on Harris. The farm equipment was dismantled before being sold. It is now just scrap metal.

First Friday

Starting at 5 p.m., Chestertown will once again celebrate the first Friday of the month. At the event, you’re encouraged to meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of the historic small town, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout the downtown area. Many galleries, including The Artists’ Gallery and Artworks, will hold opening receptions for their new exhibits.

Friday, January 6, 2012
5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Downtown Chestertown, High, Main and Cannon Streets, Chestertown, MD 21620

Phone: 410-778-0416
www.kentcounty.com