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Apr 6, May 4,18, June 1 – OPEN SITES IN STEVENSVILLE (post office, bank, Cray House, train station, caboose) 12N-4pm except 5/18, 10am-4pm. The Heritage Society of Kent Island.


Apr 6, May 4,18, June 1 – OPEN SITES IN STEVENSVILLE (post office, bank, Cray House, train station, caboose) 12N-4pm except 5/18, 10am-4pm. The Heritage Society of Kent Island.


Apr 6, May 4,18, June 1 – OPEN SITES IN STEVENSVILLE (post office, bank, Cray House, train station, caboose) 12N-4pm except 5/18, 10am-4pm. The Heritage Society of Kent Island.


Apr 6, May 4,18, June 1 – OPEN SITES IN STEVENSVILLE (post office, bank, Cray House, train station, caboose) 12N-4pm except 5/18, 10am-4pm. The Heritage Society of Kent Island.

Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District to hold Holiday Events!

If you haven’t caught the holiday spirit yet come to Historic Stevensville on December 13th or 14th!

On Friday, December 13th, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm participating businesses throughout the District will have samplings of their best Chocolate Chip Cookies for you to try! If you think the cookie is the “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Historic Stevensville” you can vote for it. Each vote costs $1, the cookie that gets the most “votes” or money wins bragging rights and a trophy till next year’s competition! All the money raised will be used for future events in the Arts & Entertainment District.

Saturday, December 14th visit Santa at the Historic Christ Church from 11 am to noon. In the town square there will be free kids crafts and activities. At 3:00 pm the winners of the “Best Chocolate Chip in Historic Stevensville” and the Historic Stevensville A&E Logo Contest will be announced in the town square. Listen to the sounds of the holidays performed by the St. Paul’s Bell Choir from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Crownsville in Historic Christ Church at 3:30 pm. Carolers will be strolling throughout the town. Visit the many shops and galleries for that unique gift that you still haven’t found!

For more information visit: www.stevensvilleartsandentertainment.org or call (410)604-2100

Logo Design Contest

– Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Seeks a Logo

The newly designated Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District is seeking a logo that expresses the history, culture and commerce of this vibrant Eastern Shore art community. The contest is open to all Maryland residents and students. All submitted designs must be original, must incorporate the wording “Historic Stevensville A & E District” and key elements must be documented and explained. Up to 3 designs per entrant may be submitted.

Complete details and an entry form can be obtained by visiting the “Events and Activities” page on stevensvilleartsandentertainment.org, or by calling (410) 604-0721.

The deadline for submitting designs is October 31, 2013. The winning design will be announced at the Historic Stevensville A & E Holiday Celebration on December 14, 2013.


Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District Receives State Designation

The Maryland Department of Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray, on behalf of Governor O’Malley is pleased to announce that The Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District has been chosen as one of the newest Arts and Entertainment Districts in the State of Maryland. This designation becomes effective July 1, 2013 and is in effect for a period of ten years.

At the June 4 annual meeting of the Maryland Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts, the MSAC announced the addition of two new districts: Historic Stevensville (Queen Anne’s) and the Leonardtown (St. Mary’s), which brings the total number of unique A&E districts in Maryland to 22. The designation offers various tax benefits to attract artists, arts organizations and businesses to locate in a jurisdiction that is in turn enlivened by arts activities and enterprise.

Queen Anne’s County will offer tax incentives to developers and artists within the District and an abatement of the Admissions and Amusement tax for the duration of the designation which is ten years.

Faith Elliott Rossing, director of Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, said “This is something that the county and residents of the area have been pursuing for many years. The Office of Tourism is very pleased to be a partner with the Historic Stevensville Arts and Entertainment Board on this project.”

Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Phil Dumenil responded, “Receiving this designation will let the area become part of the statewide network of Arts and Entertainment Districts. This is a wonderful opportunity for local galleries, artist studios, retail shops and restaurants to be promoted through that network.”

Nationally, Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts can be found in cities and towns of all sizes each one is uniquely reflecting a local mission, history, and cultural development. Some districts succeed with thoughtful landscaping and signage, while others are involved in the renovation of existing buildings and attracting complimentary businesses. Many are found in downtown areas, but they can flourish in suburban, rural, and neighborhood locations as well. The components of a successful arts and entertainment district are its location, management, content and funding.

The 22 State Designated Arts & Entertainment districts are located throughout Maryland. For more information contact Debbie Birch at the QAC Office of Tourism (410)604-2100.

Staycation in Stevensville

Enjoy a Staycation in Stevensville! It’s so easy in our busy lives to overlook all the amazing things the town you live in has to offer. We are so focused on getting from home to school, to work and to the grocery store as part of our daily rituals that we often overlook the quaint, intriguing aspects of where we live that draw thousands of tourists to our hometown each year.

Try this Family Staycation on any Saturday of your choice this summer and learn why where your live is more than just home!

8 AM- Peace of Cake located at 314 Love Point Road in Historic Stevensville is the perfect local spot to begin your day. Children and adults will enjoy starting the day sampling one of their fresh baked muffins, cookies, scones, turnovers, cinnamon buns or the favorite kiwi and strawberry topped tart. Adults can enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee! Peace of Cake is open Saturdays 8am- 3pm.

8:30AM- Learn the history of Historic Stevensville as you finish up your tasty treats by walking to the local historic sites. Help your family learn the history of their hometown by picking up the history guide map, QAC Explore Our History and Heritage For Your Journey to Our Past, from the QA’s County Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center located at the Kent Narrows (open 7 days per week from 10 am- 4 pm). Don’t worry if you forget to plan ahead…The Cray House, The Stevensville Train Depot, The Old Post Office and The Historic Christ Church Arts and Cultural Center also have accompanying informational signs for information about their rich, local history.

10AM- Cross Island Trail at Love Point Park. Drive and park at Love Point Park located off Old Love Point Park Road across from the back side of the Kent Island High School. Plan on either riding bikes or walking the eastbound span of the Cross Island Trail, which will take you between Love Point Park and The Kent Narrows. Your family can leisurely follow the trail at your own pace and travel any distance you choose. Along the trail, you can view and enjoy the local wildlife and scenery we most often overlook when we travel by car. But remember these 3 tips: 1- Don’t forget your bottled water, 2- Don’t forget your return trip will be equally as long as the distance you travel and 3 -Take note of where the library is located because this will be a stop on your return trip.

12PM- Kent Island Branch of The Queen Anne’s County Library is located off the Kent Island Trail or by car at 200 Library Circle. In addition to finding all your reading pleasures, local artist Glenn Shiring holds a FREE Art At Noon class for families and students of all ages every Saturday. No registration is needed, so just walk in and enjoy a fun-filled, family experience!

2PM- Matapeake Beach and Clubhouse, located at 201 Clubhouse Drive off Sunny Schulz Blvd. and Route 8 South in Stevensville, is the perfect way to unwind for the remainder of your afternoon. With food by Smokehouse Grill, you can enjoy lunch at the full service cafe in the restored clubhouse Memorial Day thru Labor Day (M-F, 10AM-2PM or Sat. & Sun., 10AM-5PM). Historically, the clubhouse once served as the Eastern ferry terminal for the ferry that transported passengers across the Bay. The cafe includes indoor and outdoor terrace seating and fountains. Spend the afternoon sitting on the adirondack chairs watching the boats ride by or playing in the Bay. The beach is open seven days per week from dawn until dusk, and an adjacent dog beach is open for your pets. The Matapeake Fishing Pier and The Cross Island Trail (southbound extension) are in the vicinity for those searching for additional recreational activities. Parking is plentiful and free as well access to the beach and its grounds. Picnic areas also provided.

6PM- Kentmorr Marina, Restaurant & Beach, located at 910 Kentmorr Road in the Kentmorr community, is a short drive down Route 8 South and a treasured jewel nestled in its surrounding neighborhood. You can dine in the restaurant, sunroom, on the deck or at a beachfront picnic table where families will definitely enjoy eating local seafood, including steamed crabs, or one of Kentmorr’s famous brick oven pizzas. During your stay, adults can choose to enjoy cocktails at Dirty Dave’s Tiki Bar located beachfront, where live music starts at 6PM. Families can enjoy dancing, playing tetherball, swimming in the Bay, or watching the sunset from a beachfront hammock. No matter what, be sure to delight in a serving of one of their famous soft serve ice cream cones before your night ends!

Sunday’s itinerary is for adults only, whether you don’t have kids or just need a day!

10AM- Start your day off with Kent Manor Inn’s lavish Champagne Brunch Buffet which includes an amazing assortment of fine foods including a carving station, made to order omelets and decadent desserts. The $28 per person buffet includes a free Mimosa or Bloody Mary for diners over 21. Located at 500 Kent Manor Inn in Stevensville, the Inn is situated on 220 acres on the beautiful Thompson Creek. You are sure to enjoy the “Most Beautiful Country Inn in Maryland,” which is more than just a popular wedding venue with its “quiet elegance on the Eastern Shore.”

11AM- Trident Aircraft, at The Bay Bridge Airport, 206 Airport Road, offers a 30-45 minute scenic flight for just $99 per flight for up to 3 passengers. You may choose from six different flight patterns up, down and around the Chesapeake Bay. Say please… and they will even fly you over your home! Be sure to call 410-604-1333 by Friday for a Sunday flight reservation. Flight times range from dawn till dusk daily, so be advised your specific time may alter your Staycation slightly.

12PM- Enjoy a wide variety of antique shops within walking distance in Historic Stevensville…from cottage chic to industrial and primitive styles, you are sure to find the perfect treasure to suit your life and home decor. Be sure and visit Stevensville Antiques, Love Point Antiques & Home Decor, Paris Grey, The Salvaged Pearl, Positively Fabulous, Rebecca’s Corner and My Little Studio (most shops are open from 11AM-5PM).

1PM- Lunch at Rustico Wine Bar, located at 401 Love Point Road in Historic Stevensville, will be the perfect place to take a rest and enjoy authentic Italian fare inspired by the cuisine of Southern Italy. Half price appetizers including antipasto salads, calamari, gourmet pizzas and baked brie are available all day Sunday in the Wine Bar.

2PM- Cascia Vineyards, located at 1200 Thompson Creek Road, is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and wine tasting and are open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4PM. Visit the 12 acres of breathtaking vines and scenery at this unique family-run winery located creekside with panoramic waterfront views. Meet owners, Kim and Mark Cascia, and have a wine tasting of their favorite blends including their Governors Cup award winning varieties of Queen Anne’s Reserve, Zinfandel and Nebbiolo. With several red and white varieties available, you’ll be sure to find a wine to your liking! For private tastings, call 410-604-2127.

4PM- A tee-time at the Blue Heron Golf Course, located at 3270 Romancoke Road in Stevensville, may be the perfect spot to work off some afternoon calories. You can play 9 holes or a full 18 and walk or ride the course by cart. Blue Heron is appropriate for all skill levels and is open seven days per week, sunup to sundown. Call 410-643-5721 to reserve your tee-time.

7PM- Enjoy dinner and drinks at Hemingway’s Restaurant, located at 357 Pier One Road in Stevensville at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and with notably one of the most amazing sunsets on Kent Island. Delight in their Master Chef’s hand-picked menu featuring tasty appetizers, local seafood, soups, salads and entrees; including Hemingway’s Signature Rockfish Reuben. Travel by land or by water and call 410-604-0999 for your reservation!

More On KI Fatal Fire

Maryland State Police identified the victim of a fire in Queen Anne’s County and the cause of the blaze. Troopers said 47-year-old William Matthews was found inside his burned home in Stevensville on Kent Island on December 2. An autopsy indicated he died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. Investigators say Matthews started the fire, using an unidentified accelerant and igniting the blaze. It took 75 firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. Damage was estimated at $550,000.