Free family movie ”Cinderella” at the Central Library in Denton

Central Library in Denton
September 1, 2015

Free family movie ”Cinderella” at the Central Library in Denton

Fall in love with Cinderella all over again in this 2015 live-action version of the classic animated movie. Popcorn, ice cream and punch will be provided. Admission is free.

Friday September 25, 7:00pm at the Central Library in Denton. For more information, please call 410-479-1343.

Help Wanted: Caroline County Schools

Caroline County Schools
September 1, 2015

Caroline County Public Schools (MD) is currently accepting applications for three certificated positions:
– Middle School English/Language Arts
– Secondary Special Education
– Business Education (to include business and technology curriculum)

Each position requires current Maryland certification in the area listed. Applications can be completed on-line at www.cl.k12.md.us/node/72

Calls of inquiry may be made to Mrs. Martha Godfrey at 410-479-1460. Interviews will be scheduled when an acceptable applicant pool has been assembled.

Caroline County Public Schools offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, CCPS offers a lap top computer for professional use, assistance with relocation expenses and a two-year mentoring program.

Compass Regional Hospice Offers Support Group for Widows and Widowers

Compass Regional Hospice
August 27, 2015

Compass Regional Hospice is forming a new grief support group for men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or significant life partner. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at 255 Comet Drive in Centreville. The group will meet every Tuesday through December 8, 2015. Participants are asked to commit to attending all 10 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group.

The grief support group will be co-facilitated by Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, and Wayne Larrimore, MEd, grief counselors for Compass Regional Hospice.

“Our grief groups are a combination of education and support,” says Larrimore. “In this group we will create a safe haven for people to meet others whose spouse or life partner has died. In this confidential and intimate setting participants can talk about things they might feel uncomfortable saying to family and friends. Together, with facilitation from the leaders, the group members share ways to cope with their changed situation, realizing that grieving and adjusting to new ways of living take time.”

Advanced registration is preferred. A $25 enrollment fee covers the cost of materials. No one will be turned away based on inability to pay.

Compass Regional Hospice is the sole provider of hospice care for people of all ages in Queen Anne’s, Caroline and Kent Counties. Compass Regional Hospice also offers the pre-hospice program Bridges for people who are not yet ready for hospice and a variety of grief support services through the Hope & Healing Center. As a non-profit organization, Compass Regional Hospice relies on financial support from the community to provide services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Grief support groups are being scheduled in Kent and Caroline Counties beginning in 2016. For more information about the widow and widowers support group that begins in October, call Compass Regional Hospice, 443-262-4100, extension 124 for Ann OConnor or extension 108 for Wayne Larrimore, or email aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org or wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org. To learn more about other grief support programs available through the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

Help Wanted: East Coast Excavating CDL-B truck driver!

East Coast Excavating
CDL-B truck driver!

21210 Dover Bridge Road Preston , MD

Truck Driver CDL Class B for roll-off truck and dump truck. Clean driving record needed

Local work Monday thru Friday.
Starting at $800/week for qualified
Call 410-820-4255 for appointment.

East Coast Excavation 8.27

Bereaved Parent Support Group begins September 21, 2015

Compass Regional Hospice
August 25, 2015

Compass Regional Hospice will offer a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at 255 Comet Drive in Centreville. The group will meet every Monday through November 23, 2015. Participants are asked to commit to attending all 10 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group.

The bereaved parent support group will be facilitated by Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief services coordinator and counselor for Compass Regional Hospice.

“We know that the death of a child is one of the most difficult experiences a parent will ever face,” says Knotts. “This support group becomes a safe place for parents to understand that they are not alone in their grief and to appreciate that everyone grieves differently.”

Advanced registration is preferred. A $25 enrollment fee covers the cost of materials. No one will be turned away based on inability to pay.

Compass Regional Hospice is the sole provider of hospice care for people of all ages in Queen Anne’s, Caroline and Kent Counties. Compass Regional Hospice also offers the pre-hospice program Bridges for people who are not yet ready for hospice and a variety of grief support services through the Hope & Healing Center. As a non-profit organization, Compass Regional Hospice relies on financial support from the community to provide services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Grief support groups are being scheduled in Kent and Caroline Counties beginning in 2016. For more information about the bereaved parent support group, contact Rhonda Knotts at Compass Regional Hospice, 443-262-4109 or rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org. To learn more about other grief support programs available through the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

Greensboro Historical Society invites the public to an “Open House”

The Greensboro Historical Society invites the public to an “Open House” at their new Museum at 111 Main Street location. Come, be a participant in the preservation of local history. Any historical artifacts you have pertaining to Greensboro, or any Caroline County towns north, will be received and cataloged, as a donation or loan, for future display.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 4 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

There will be Docents to answer any questions. Refreshments served.

Twenty Four Arrests Made As Police Dismantle A Drug Distribution Operation On The Eastern Shore

MD State Police
August 21, 2015
(Eastern Shore, MD)

A cooperative cross-jurisdictional and multi-county drug investigation has led to twenty four arrests with more expected as police dismantle a drug trafficking organization they believe was responsible for the distribution of heroin and a variety of other drugs throughout the Upper Shore region.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and the Eastern Upper Shore Drug Task Forces conducted Operation “Look Out” from July 15, 2015 through August 20, 2015 . The drug enforcement initiative yielded 926 marijuana plants, 919 grams of marijuana, more than 20 grams of heroin, 185 grams of cocaine, over 500 MDMA (ecstasy pills), 5 vehicles, 50 guns and almost $23,000.00 in drug related cash. The illegal drugs recovered have a street value of almost $13 million dollars.

Operation “Look Out” is an initiative among police agencies in Caroline County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County and Kent County. During the investigation, task force members worked with community members to identify persons involved in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances and drug users.

During the course of Operation “Look Out”, the following individuals were arrested for various violations of controlled dangerous substances with felonies and misdemeanor violations.

William Newcomb, 51, of Chestertown, MD was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of heroin. He was held on $15,000.00 bond.

Marcia Bozarth, 39, of Millington, MD was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of heroin. She was held with no bond.

James Robinson, 29, of Chester, MD was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine. He was held on $100,000.00 bond.

Daniel Wong, 29, of Chester, MD was arrested for possession of heroin. He was held on $7,500.00 bond.

Robert Holmes, 46, of Centreville, MD was arrested for manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana. He was held on $5,000.00

Danita Smith, 38, of Centreville, MD was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone. She was held on $250,000.00 bond.

Katherine Arrabal, 29, of Church Hill, MD arrested for manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana. She was held on $35,000.00.

Catherine Gollick, 62, of Denton, MD was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute narcotics and possession of controlled dangerous substances not-marijuana. She was held on $20,000.00 bond

James Gollick, 67, of Denton, MD was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of controlled dangerous substances not-marijuana. He was held on $20,000.00.

John Gardner, 47, of Greensboro, MD was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant. He was taken before a district court commission and is awaiting trial.

Jessica Tolson, 31, of Denton, MD was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant. She was taken before a district court commissioner and is awaiting trial.

Vincent Norman, 24, of Ridgely, MD was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant. He was taken before a district court commissioner and is awaiting trial.

John Pollard, 47, of Ridgely, MD was arrested for manufacturing controlled dangerous substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, possession of controlled dangerous substances manufacturing equipment, maintaining a common nuisance for controlled dangerous substances, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was held on $100,000.00 bond.

Michael Loftus, 54 of Federalsburg, MD was arrested for manufacturing controlled dangerous substance, possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession paraphernalia. He was held $10,000.00 unsecured bond.

Dominic Savage, 26 of Ridgely, MD was arrested for Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a controlled dangerous substance not-marijuana, and 11 traffic citations. He was held on $100,000.00 bond.

Clayton Dubeau, 26 of Denton, MD was arrested for manufacturing controlled dangerous substance, possession of controlled dangerous substance manufacturing equipment, possession of controlled dangerous substance not-marijuana [two counts one for heroin and the other for methamphetamine (Meth)], possession of controlled dangerous substance administering equipment and trespassing on private property. He was held on $100,000.00 bond.

William Smith, 26, of Denton, MD was arrested for trespassing on private property. He was held on $2,500.00 bond.

Robert Pollard, 33, of Ridgely, MD was arrested form manufacturing controlled dangerous substance, possession of controlled dangerous substance manufacturing equipment and possession of marijuana. He was issued a district court criminal summons and released on his signature pending trial.

Ginna Grocki, 31, of Marydel, MD was arrested for possession controlled dangerous substance not-marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. She was issued a district court criminal summons and released on her signature pending trial.

Nathan Charles Roupe, 20, of St. Michaels, MD was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and controlled dangerous substance administered equipment (Hypodermic Syringes). He was taken before a district court commissioner and released on his own recognizance pending trial.

Patrick Bruce Wrightson, 36, of Wittman, MD was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and controlled dangerous substance administered equipment (Hypodermic Syringes). He was held on $1,000.00 bond.

Samuel Luke Blevins, 19, of Easton, MD was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. He was held on $12,000.00 bond.

Benjamin Mainguy, 20 of Easton, MD, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation and released on his signature pending trial.

Juvenile, 17 of Easton, MD was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. He was released to his parent (father) and referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.

Clifton Rudolph Wilson, Jr. ,25 , of Chestertown, MD, was arrested for 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession with intent to distribute, 2 counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance not-marijuana, possession of marijuana and 3 counts controlled dangerous substance possession of paraphernalia. He was held on $30,000.00 bond.

Lauriea Diane Johnson, 30, of Rock Hall, MD, was arrested for controlled dangerous substance administered equipment possession/distribute, 2 counts of possession paraphernalia and 2 counts of possession not marijuana. She was taken before a district court commissioner and released on her own recognizance pending trail.

Task Force members issued 7 civil citations for possession of marijuana less than ten grams. These persons are awaiting their court hearing.

All suspects should be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There are other individuals that have been identified throughout this operation that will be arrested. Those individuals are not listed as those cases remain under investigation.

The Upper Shore Drug Task Forces were assisted by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Centreville Police Department, the Maryland State Police Field Operations Bureau, the Maryland State Police Gang Unit, the Maryland State Police Marijuana Eradication Unit, the Centreville Police Department, the Rock Hall Police Department, the Ridgely Police Department, the Chestertown Police Department, the Federalsburg Police Department and the Denton Police Department. Investigators consulted with the State’s Attorneys in each of the four counties in this investigation.This operation was initiated to improve the quality of life of the residents of the upper shore and to address their concerns regarding criminal activity.

Police encourage anyone with information regarding criminal drug activity to please contact the respective Drug Task Force as listed below. All callers may remain anonymous.

Queen Anne County Drug Task Force at 410-758-8477

Caroline County Drug Task Force at 410-820-4222

Talbot County Narcotics Task Force at 410-820-8940

Kent County Narcotics Task Force at 410-778-3744

Deputy makes traffic stop..results in Heroin arrest for “intent to distribute” (2x ARREST MADE)

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office
August 19, 2015

On August 5, 2015, Detective Corporal (CPL) J. Reibly, of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle in the area of Andersontown Road @ Hobbs Road, Denton, Maryland. The passenger of that vehicle, Kelli Sue Jester, was found to be wanted on an Arrest Warrant through Dorchester County for Distribution of Drugs. Jester was taken into custody for the open warrant.

A search was conducted of the driver, Donell Maurice Acree, which resulted in a wax fold bundle of suspected Heroin being located in his pocket. A search of the vehicle revealed (5) additional wax fold bundles of suspected Heroin, along with several syringes and various other drug paraphernalia.

Total amount seized were 98 wax folds. The amount of suspected Heroin was indicative of the intent to distribute same. Both Jester and Acree was placed under arrest and charged with:

– Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (20 years/$25,000 fine),
– two counts of Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana (each count 4 years/$25,000),
– Possession of CDS administer equipment (4 years/$25,000) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ($500).

Jester was served with the warrant from Dorchester County and received a full $25,000 bond and held with NO BOND on the current drug charges. Jester is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center. Acree was released on a unsecured $25,000 bond from the commissioner’s office pending trial

Learn about Planting in a Post-Wild World at Adkins Arboretum’s Fifth Annual Symposium Program

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD—August 13, 2015

We live in a global city with few wild places remaining. Planting designers have the opportunity and responsibility to return wildness and ecological value to the landscape, but this challenge requires a new form of design that works with natural principles and marries horticulture and ecology. Join Adkins Arboretum’s fifth annual symposium, Planting in a Post-Wild World, to learn how native plants will fit into the future landscape and how design strategies based on plant communities can help your next planting project meet aesthetic and ecological goals.

Speakers for the symposium, offered on Sun., Sept. 27 in partnership with the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore, are Claudia West and Thomas Rainer, co-authors of Planting in a Post-Wild World, forthcoming from Timber Press.

West, a sought-after speaker on plant community-based design and the application of natural color theories to planting design, is ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, Penn. She holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture and regional planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Her work is centered on the development of stable, layered planting designs and the desire to make native plants widely acceptable and return them to the American landscape.

Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher and writer living in Arlington, Va. He is a passionate advocate for an ecologically expressive design ethic that interprets nature rather than imitating it. He has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and The New York Botanical Garden, as well as more than 80 gardens from Main to Florida. He teaches planting design at George Washington University and blogs regularly at the award-winning site Grounded Design.

Planting in a Post-Wild World will be held Sun., Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford, Md. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the program, and native plants will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore Scholarship Fund and Adkins Arboretum. Tickets are $40 and may be reserved at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Caroline Hospice Foundation and Compass Regional Hospice Host Caroline Hospice Home Blessing

Caroline Hospice Foundation and Compass Regional Hospice
Denton, MD
August 5, 2015

On August 4, 2015 staff, board members and volunteers from Caroline Hospice Foundation and Compass Regional Hospice gathered with area clergy to bless the Caroline Hospice Home. The Caroline Hospice Home located at 613 S. 5th Avenue in Denton is scheduled to re-open this fall.

Clergy from all denominations in Caroline County were invited for breakfast and a tour of the three-bed residential hospice center. The blessing was led by Compass Regional Hospice chaplain Rev. Nancy Greenwell with a special prayer offered by Rev. Denzel Cheek, pastor of Church of the Brethern in Ridgely. Rev. Greenwell led the group in song with Betty Ballas, president of the Caroline Hospice Foundation.

Rev. Greenwell blessed the house and the people who will work and receive care there by saying, “By the Spirit of Grace, may those who give and receive pastoral and hospice care do so in the spirit of human and divine compassion.” The participatns responded, “We dedicate this House to all who abide here awhile, even to the close of their days.”

The Caroline Hospice Home, which is owned by the Caroline Hospice Foundation, was recently renovated with the help of members of the community, who donated time, labor and materials.

Compass Regional Hospice has been providing hospice services and grief support in Caroline County since September 2014. When the Caroline Hospice Home opens, Compass Regional Hospice will staff this facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and continue providing hospice care in private residences, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Learn more about Compass Regional Hospice at www.compassregionalhospice.org or call 443-262-4100. To become a hospice supporter in Caroline County, contact the Caroline Hospice Foundation, 410-479-3500, carolinehospice.com.

Photo:  Pictured at the blessing of the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton are (left to right), seated, Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief counselor, Compass Regional Hospice; Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Laney Tapponnnier, member, Calvary Baptist Church, Denton; Viola Gibbs, Union Bethel AME Church, Denton; Teresa Baumann, vice chair, Compass Regional Hospice board of directors; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Janet Fountain, Union Bethel AME Church, Denton; and Wayne Larrimore, MEd, grief counselor, Compass Regional Hospice; standing, Rev. Denzel Cheek, Church of the Brethren, Ridgely; Sharon Loving, LSCW-C, support services supervisor, Compass Regional Hospice; Heidi Plutschak, director, Caroline Hospice Foundation; Betty Ballas, president, Caroline Hospice Foundation board of directors; Brandy Cathcart, human resources, Caroline Hospice Foundation; Courtney Williams, manager, volunteer and professional services, Compass Regional Hospice; Shelly Griffith, RN, nurse educator and Bridges clinical navigator, Compass Regional Hospice; Wanda Molock, volunteer, Compass Regional Hospice; Rev. George Clark; Archie Cawley, Greensboro Baptist Church; and Rev. David Griffin, Ames United Methodist Church, Denton.

Pictured at the blessing of the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton are (left to right), seated, Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief counselor, Compass Regional Hospice; Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Laney Tapponnnier, member, Calvary Baptist Church, Denton; Viola Gibbs, Union Bethel AME Church, Denton; Teresa Baumann, vice chair, Compass Regional Hospice board of directors; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Janet Fountain, Union Bethel AME Church, Denton; and Wayne Larrimore, MEd, grief counselor, Compass Regional Hospice; standing, Rev. Denzel Cheek, Church of the Brethren, Ridgely; Sharon Loving, LSCW-C, support services supervisor, Compass Regional Hospice; Heidi Plutschak, director, Caroline Hospice Foundation; Betty Ballas, president, Caroline Hospice Foundation board of directors; Brandy Cathcart, human resources, Caroline Hospice Foundation; Courtney Williams, manager, volunteer and professional services, Compass Regional Hospice; Shelly Griffith, RN, nurse educator and Bridges clinical navigator, Compass Regional Hospice; Wanda Molock, volunteer, Compass Regional Hospice; Rev. George Clark; Archie Cawley, Greensboro Baptist Church; and Rev. David Griffin, Ames United Methodist Church, Denton. – Contributed Photo