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Participants invited to help loft 1912 river tug Delaware

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering two chances to get involved with its restoration of Delaware this December.

From 10am–4pm Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1–2 and Dec. 8–9, participants are invited to join Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn in lofting the 1912 river tug. Guests can take part in one or both sessions of the workshop, which will be held in CBMM’s Bay History Building.

Lofting is the art of taking a set of offsets or measurements and drawing the boat to scale. It is from the loft that shipwrights pick up the necessary information needed to begin constructing the building molds.

Built in Bethel, Del. by William H. Smith, Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek—often laden with lumber—and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, Del. Occasionally, she carried parties of young people to Sandy Hill for day trips on the Nanticoke River. Donated to CBMM by Bailey Marine Construction in 1991, Delaware is now a floating exhibition along CBMM’s waterfront campus. A full stem-to-stern restoration of the tug will begin this fall, with the project anticipated to take two years. All work will be done in full public view in CBMM’s Shipyard.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. The cost for the workshop is $85 for one weekend, or $150 for both, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. Registration is required to cbmm.org/shipyardprograms.


– Winter Concert Theme Geared for a Peaceful Holiday


Queen Anne’s Chorale soloists and chamber orchestra explore the theme of “Peace on Earth” with Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, seasonal selections, and audience participation. While celebrating their 30th year, performing the joyous Gloria for the public is a Holiday treat. The Gloria was originally written for a girl’s orphanage choir in 1715, the manuscripts were lost and therefore not performed until 1939. As a presentation of the traditional Gloria from the Latin mass, the cantata-like sections when accompanied is a pleasure to hear. Robert Huntington, the artistic director stated “We wanted to mark the start of our 30th year with a truly unique and uplifting piece. Our audience will really enjoy the Gloria but will revel in our overall theme of Peace on Earth.”


The performance of Peace on Earth will take place at 7pm on December 1st. It will be held at Chesapeake College’s Todd Performing Arts Center, located in Wye Mills, MD. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $20 for adults; children through high school attend for free. For more information, visit wwwchorale.org. As part of the Chorale’s 30th Anniversary, there will be special pricing for tickets that include both the Winter and Spring concerts for only $30.


Queen Anne’s Chorale is supported in part through grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, and the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts.

19th annual Holiday Benefit Gala and Festival of Wreaths

Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care, 2474 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge
Get the holidays off to a merry start at the 19th annual Holiday Benefit Gala and Festival of Wreaths, Dec. 6, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Be dazzled by many decorated trees and hand-crafted wreaths. Sample a “Taste of Cambridge” by local restaurateurs and caterers, plus live holiday music, and silent auction of wreaths. Evening end with live auction with auctioneer Buddy Foxwell at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit special programs for clients of Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care. Call 410-228-0190. Wreaths may be viewed throughout November, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lessons from our Dietary Past

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2:00 pm at the Oxford Community Center the Oxford Garden Club invites the public to hear Dr. Bill Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Washington College and Director of the Eastern Shore Food Bank, give a talk on “Lessons from our Dietary Past”.

He will speak about his research focused on fusing ancestral, traditional and modern food practices to develop strategies that support the creation of an accessible food system that increases the density and bioavailability of nutrients. In order to be effective, these solutions must simultaneously meet our biological nutritional needs as well as our modern cultural expectations of taste, smell, texture and visual appeal. His presentation will offer a unique perspective on our dietary past, provide insight from the Food Evolutions Project and anecdotes from his work starring in the National Geographic Series, “The Great Human Race”.  You will learn about his vision for the Eastern Shore Food Lab located at Washington College and how it will utilize this approach to reconnect us with our food so that we can learn to eat like humans again!

Easton Businesses Support For All Seasons and No Matter What. . . You Matter Suicide Prevention Campaign

Pictured left to right are Senator Addie Eckardt, Allie Prell, For All Seasons NMWYM Committee Member; Katie Pittsinger, For All Seasons employee; Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director, For All Seasons; and Diane Flagler, Member of For All Seasons Board of Directors.

For All Seasons hosted its 2nd Annual NO MATTER WHAT . . . YOU MATTER Suicide Prevention Campaign with a kick-off event in Easton at the Bartlett Pear Inn at 28 South Harrison Street. The free event included refreshments provided by Hair of the Dog and Piazza Italian Market and live music by Black Dog Alley. A weeklong Shop & Dine event was held from October 5-13 in Easton. The campaign’s goals were to provide some of the warning signs of suicide and tips for how to help prevent suicide, while raising funds for For All Season Suicide Prevention services.

The following Easton businesses participated in the weeklong event, donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to For All Season: Bon Mojo, Crackerjack, Doc’s Downtown Grille, Dragonfly Boutique, Easton Acupuncture – Jen Coleman, Ebbtide Wellness, Frugalicious, Hill’s Café & Juice Bar, Krave, La De Da, Lizzy Dee, Marc|Randall,  Out of the Fire, Piazza Italian Market, Salisbury Gift & Garden, Shearer the Jeweler, Sonny’s of NY Pizza, Trade Whims, and Vintage Books and Fine Art.

Sponsors of this year’s event included A Time to Heal Physical Therapy, Ashley Insurance, Baird Wealth Management, Bartlett Pear Inn, Bay Pilates, Berrier, Ltd, Chuck Mangold Jr. of  Benson & Mangold, Computers of Easton, Curlicue, Fitness Rx, Hair o’ the Dog, Hill’s Drug Store, Kevertin Pet Resort, Kiln Born Creations, Laser Letters, Massage Plus, Mid-Shore Community  Foundation, Near & Far Media, Rise Up Coffee Roasters, Shore United Bank, Studio 2 Salon, The Trippe Gallery, Troika Gallery, West Wing Salon, and YMCA of Chesapeake. Special thanks go to Easton Business Alliance.

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. For All Seasons hopes that by discussing the signs and symptoms associated with suicide that it can raise awareness about the issue in our community.  Because family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide, they can be critical to helping an individual find treatment with a provider who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.

For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018.

Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs.

Follow For All Seasons on Facebook to find out how to get involved. For further information, call Monika Mraz at 410-822-1018, email mmraz@forallseasonsinc.org or visit forallseasonsinc.org/youmatter.


Smooth Ride: A Lesson in Partnership

Smooth Ride: A Lesson in Partnership

Written By: Val Cavalheri

If you’ve been to Easton’s Farmer’s Market (located in the parking lot on North Harrison St), next to all the produce, bakery goodies, flowers, crafters, and specialty food and drinks is another type of “pedaler.” But this one looks like something you would find at the Y or a home gym and it’s being ridden by a smiling child. If you’ve gone closer, you’ll notice that this aerobic workout is powering a blender filled with fruits and juices, which when finished is poured into a cup and handed over to appreciative healthy guests. Welcome to Talbot Mentor’s Smoothie Bike and Produce Stand!

The Smoothie Bike was not part of the original plan envisioned a couple of years ago when Talbot Mentors (TM) joined the Farmer’s Market. At the time, they were looking for a place to sell the produce cultivated at their Community Garden located at the TM office on Maryland Ave. It was a perfect way for mentees to learn how to grow and harvest crops, sell them, and earn some money.

Before long the community stepped up to support the program. Bill Griffin, owner of Bartlett, Griffin & Vermilye, Inc. Ins. Co. and Jim Fodrie, Facilities Director at Y, helped by building a portable farmer’s market stand on a boat trailer. Chesapeake Harvest found local growers and the BAAM’s (Building African-American Minds) farmstand efforts to supplement the produce for sale. Last year, Ryan Groll, owner of Eat Sprout, came across a smoothie bike and the Dock St. Foundation bought it and donated it to TM, adding a fun element to the stand.

The intention was for the bike to be powered by a volunteer mentee. Instead, it soon became apparent that people of all ages wanted to make their own smoothies! At a customer’s request, the blender is filled with a choice of organic mango, blueberry, strawberry and/or bananas and combined with either milk or apple juice. Either the guest or mentee pedals the bike for a minute or two, pulverizing the fruits. Photos and selfies are sometimes involved. A great idea and all for $4.00!

We asked Richard Marks, a TM Board of Directors member, if this was lucrative? “No, we’re happy to break even,” he said. “But it’s very successful. The kids are getting some work experience, they get to interact with the public, and they get to spend time with their mentors.”

So, if not as a money-maker, the reason why TM hopes that the bike will draw you to their stand is that you’ll want to know more about how you can help. Talbot Mentors’ mission is to match young people in Talbot County with volunteer mentors who, through a couple of hours a week, support them in the challenges they may be facing. Mentors do this through friendship and guidance with a goal of ensuring that the children mature into engaged and productive members of their community. Richard puts it this way, “We currently have over 100 matches now and know there are many, many more kids, that could benefit from a mentor.”

To learn more about the program, visit talbotmentors.org or call the office at 410-770-5999, visit an info session, and look for Talbot Mentors on Instagram and Facebook.

The Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from April to December. The Talbot Mentors Produce Stand AND the Smoothie Bike are located at ‘the People’s Place’ in the People’s Bank parking lot.

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