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Bay Hundred Senior Center

Bay Hundred Senior Center

in Perkins Family YMCA

300 Seymour Ave

St. Michaels, Md 21663

410 745-4017


The new Bay Hundred Senior Center in the Perkins Family YMCA, located at 300 Seymour Ave. in St. Michaels, has added new classes for the month of September. The new art classes are Watercolor Flowers and Fauna and Drawing Still Life with Abby Ober, the fee is $10/class. All materials are included. Tom Duncan, a Financial Advisor from Bayspan Wealth Group will begin a monthly series of financial presentations, starting with goal setting, planning, budgeting, managing credit and debit, investing, saving and more on Friday, September 13 from 10:30 to 12:00 pm. 


Two programs from the Chesapeake Forum will begin in September. Full of Years – Life Review with George Merrill offers the chance to deepen awareness of your own history, while making new friends in the process. The six Tuesday sessions start September 24 and run to Oct 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Great Decisions Discussion Program with Rich Harrison, an eight-session course, which meets Mondays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, offers active discussions of crucial global issues, runs from September 30 and goes through November 18. The cost is $50 plus $25 for the book. The new classes enhance the existing exercise, socializing, cards, games, and other activities offered at the center. For the full schedule, please visit https://bayhundredseniorcenter.org, or call Ann at 410 745-4017. The Bay Hundred Senior Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Coffee hour is at 8:00 am and lunch is served at noon for a suggested donation of $2.75.

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Local contractors help business owner realize upscale, luxury shopping destination in the heart of St. Michaels.
ST.MICHAELS, Md. (July 29, 2019) – DBS Fine Jewelers, a fixture of the St. Michaels retail community for over 30 years, has moved to a new location. The renovated showroom is located at 308 S Talbot Street, next to St. Luke’s church.
Founder and owner Aida Leisure’s decision to relocate was largely based on the building’s proximity to more of St. Michaels’ fine dining establishments. She anticipates the centrally located storefront will provide greater visibility and foot traffic, facilitating growth to her customer base.
Renovations began at the end of January, and were overseen by Kenneth Healy. Major projects included construction of a wall to create an office and storage area, installing carpet over the existing tile floor, floor to ceiling paint, and electrical work. Friends and family were an integral part of the revitalization process, dedicating hours of volunteer time. Some traveled from as far as Michigan to help complete the job.
Whenever possible, local businesses and craftspeople were employed. DBS’ original handmade oak display cases were refinished in matte black by local painter Greg Phillips. An existing storage cabinet was updated and enhanced with the addition of a live-edge top by local craftsmen McMartin & Beggins. Carpet and window treatments were purchased through Higgins and Spencer, and custom signage was produced by Shore Sign Company.
The chic space boasts high ceilings and a spacious, gallery-like feel. An abundance of natural light, in combination with all new, high spectrum LED lighting from Eastern Lighting, is ideal for presenting the luxury jewelry DBS is known for.

Large front windows accommodate six custom-made display cases mounted atop polished black quartz by Solid Tops. Dichroic glass pendant lights illuminate the cases, which highlight new and important pieces.

When it came to interior design, Leisure relied on design coordinator Jacqueline Polland. “I envisioned the finished space to convey an elevated feel that better compliments the fine jewelry that we carry. Jackie helped us achieve that”.
Leisure procured several art pieces for the contemporary space while attending the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show earlier in the year, including a large framed print by contemporary oil painter Angie Crabtree. Known for her magnified portraits of real gemstones, Angie’s round brilliant diamond greets customers at the front of the store.
Opposite the entry is a striking royal blue statement wall which draws the eye into the store. Leisure chose to feature a large macro photograph of an opal printed on metal by artist Mike Woodward.
Plush velvet chairs, tropical plants, and an impressive side table made from a single, massive geode provide texture and depth to the decor.
“The response we’ve received from customers has been nothing but positive, “ Leisure says. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue providing award-winning fine jewelry by world-renowned designers to our community and visitors.”
DBS Fine Jewelers offers hand-selected fine jewelry from nationally and internationally recognized designers. Discover one-of-a-kind, wedding, and classic styles, including collectible ancient coins and hand-fabricated knives. Custom design fabrication, jewelry repair, and professional jewelry appraisal services available on-site. Appraisal consults are by appointment only. Browse select collections online at www.dbsjewelers.com.

Cambridge Family Eye Care sold to Alan S. Bishop, OD

After nearly 40 years of ownership, optometrist Paul D. Brant,
OD sold his eye care practice to colleague Alan S. Bishop, OD of Easton Eye Care.
The optometry practice that is today Cambridge Family Eye Care was established in 1936 by
Emerson Slocum and is one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in Cambridge. Dr.
Brant has owned the practice since 1981 and is delighted to pass ownership and management to
the next generation after careful consideration to choosing the right person.
Dr. Brant stated, “It is important to me that my successor share my ideals and values by putting
patients first and by demonstrating commitment to our community. I’ve known Alan for years
and I respect his commitment to our profession, to our communities, and to his patients and staff.
I am thrilled that Alan has purchased the practice!”
In a letter being mailed to patients, Dr. Brant writes, “I cannot suitably express in words how
grateful I am for the support that the community has shown me, my family, and our practice over
the years. I’m especially inspired by the many long-standing relationships that kindle my
passion for optometry and provide me with immense personal and professional satisfaction.” Dr.
Brant looks forward to continuing to care for patients at 401 Race Street for a number of years.
Dr. Bishop remarked, “For decades I’ve admired Dr Brant’s contributions to our profession
and I’m honored to take the helm at Cambridge Family Eyecare. Dr. Carpenter and I look
forward to working under the same roof with Drs. Brant and Willey in the years to come.”
The Market Square, Academy Street office of Alan S, Bishop, OD will move to 401 Race Street
later in July where Drs. Alan Bishop, Paul Brant, Alex Carpenter and Carey Willey look forward
to meeting new and current patients.
About EASTON EYE CARE: Since its founding in Cambridge in 1976, the licensed
optometrists of Easton Eye Care have provided the Mid-Shore community with the best products
and services in eye care from offices in Easton and Cambridge. Optometrists and team provide
eye care ranging from comprehensive eye exams to medical treatment of eye diseases and
disorders. Visit Easton Eye Care on the Web at www.eastoneyecare.net to see the latest in
classic and fashion-forward eyewear.

Bountiful Interiors to Host “Once in a Blue Moon” Sale August 17th and 18th

Bountiful Home has announced the 2019 dates for its annual “Once in a Blue Moon” sale. The sale will take place August 17th and 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bountiful Home, located at 218 N Washington St in Easton, Maryland. This is the last year the sale will be hosted at this location. Bountiful Home will move to its new location at the Gateway to Easton (corner of U.S. Route 50 and Goldsborough Street) shortly after the sale.

For the first time in the Blue Moon Sale’s history, everything both inside and outside the store will be 50% off. All inventory inside the store, including furniture, gifts, home accents, and antiques and one-of-a-kind items will be discounted. There will also be large tents outside featuring a huge selection of overstocks, floor samples, and end-of-season items. The tents will also feature items that shoppers aren’t usually able to buy, such as flooring remnants, bolts of upholstery and home fabrics, and other fun surprises.

“We always bring in fresh inventory for the Blue Moon Sale,” said Jamie Merida, owner of Bountiful Home. “This year is no exception. We have sourced fabulous items from our favorite vendors around the world, and inventory is already starting to arrive. It won’t hit the floor until the sale starts, so our customers will be able to discover lots of new things!”

Because of the store’s upcoming move, Merida and his staff decided to make this year’s Blue Moon sale bigger than ever by extending it to include everything inside the store. “We thought this was a great opportunity to thank our customers for their support over the past twenty years by making this Blue Moon event the best we’ve ever done – and that’s a high bar!” said Merida.

The sale has become a Talbot County tradition, drawing hundreds of people to downtown Easton. Each year, customers arrive early and are waiting outside for the sale to officially open at 9 a.m. Many customers return on Sunday for a second look as well.

Bountiful Flooring, which is also located in the Talbot Towne Shopping Centre, is also participating in the sale. It will be offering carpet and tile remnants at 50% off.

To learn more about the Once in a Blue Moon sale, please call Bountiful Home at 410.819.8666 or visit the Jamie Merida-Bountiful Facebook page.

Impacts best management practices have on water quality People Land Water – Review of a 6 year study

The Horn Point Laboratory invites you to join a half-day technical meeting, open to the public.  The meeting will review 6 years of data gathered to evaluate the impact of best management practices implemented by farmers to improve water quality.  The meeting will be held on Friday August 9, 2019, from 1-5 pm in Public Hearing Room #110 of the Caroline County government offices in Denton, MD (403 S. 7th Street, Denton MD 21629). Parking is available around the building.

The meeting agenda includes; information on impediments to BMP implementation, a farmer panel reflecting their perspective on BMPs and water quality, and results of water quality monitoring on farms where BMPs are installed, at intermediate streams draining several farms, and at the watershed outlets.

The research project is called “People Land Water” to emphasize that people living and working on the land contribute to the quality of the water leaving the land. Horn Point Laboratory professor, Tom Fisher, and his research team lead this project.  The project is funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Dept. of Agriculture, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology.  The goals of the research are: (1) to obtain the cooperation of farmers to add BMPs to four small watersheds with long-term monitoring, (2) to evaluate farmers’ attitudes towards BMPs and water quality, (3) to examine the economic efficiency of BMPs, and (4) to test the biogeochemical efficiency of BMPs to retain N, P, and soil on farms and out of groundwater and streams.

Jim Lewis, University of Maryland Ag Extension agent shared this comment about the long-term study, “It increases the confidence of farmers like me that the water quality data being collected by Tom Fisher’s research team is accurate because it is right at the site of our farms on the Choptank River. This is the kind of work on Best Management practice that the farm community wants to collaborate on.”

This meeting is an important element of the overall research project. The team will provide attendees with information they have gathered on the people living and working on the land, and the water quality of these four heavily monitored agricultural watersheds. Project leader, Tom Fisher Professor at UMCES – HPL, “My great hope is that we can figure out which Best Management Practices at least make sense and figure out how to properly compensate farmers to implement the ones that work best.”

Please add this event to your calendar and join the discussion of this project and its results.

For more information, contact Anne (410-221-8238 or abgust@umces.edu).

Register to this FREE program via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-quality-agriculture-in-the-choptank-watershed-tickets-63393297058.  Space is limited to 110.

People Land Water Science Team: Tom Fisher, Rebecca Fox, Kalla Kvalnes, Anne Gustafson, Erika Koontz, Jim Lewis, Jon Winsten

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