UM Shore Regional Health announces “Ask the Expert” events in November

UM Shore Regional Health
October 20, 2014

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health announces several dates for its “Ask the Expert” series offered throughout the region in November. “Ask the Expert” offers area residents access to the most current information on relevant health care topics, presented by clinical experts who live and work here on the Eastern Shore:

Beat the Bug — Staying Healthy by Preventing Infection: Julie Bryan, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Coordinator for UM Shore Regional Health, discusses the latest information on various infections and ways to avoid them, whether at home, traveling or even in a health care facility.
• 2 p.m., November 7, Brookletts Place — The Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton
• 10 a.m., November 12, Caroline County Senior Center, 407 S. Seventh St., Denton
• 2 p.m., November 19, Grasonville (Queen Anne’s County) Senior Center, 4802 Main St., Grasonville

Palliative Care: What Everyone Should Know: Madeline Steffens, RN, BSN, HPCN, Nurse Coordinator of UM Shore Regional Palliative Care Program, gives an overview and outlook of how palliative care works for patients, families and caregivers.
• 10 a.m., November 5, Caroline County Senior Center, 407 S. Seventh St., Denton
• 2 p.m., November 17, Grasonville Senior Center, 4802 Main St., Grasonville
• 2 p.m., November 21, Brookletts Place — The Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton

Relieve Pain through Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Khalid Kurtom, MD, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, an affiliate of UM Shore Medical Group, continues his popular discussion on the latest in minimally invasive surgery for pain relief.
• 7 p.m., November 20, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Conference Center, 100 Brown St., Chestertown

Staying Ahead of Diabetes: Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD and Faustino Macuha, MD, of the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, provide enlightening facts about one of the region’s most prevalent health issues, including how to control risk factors — such as diet — and how to manage your care and medication if you’re diagnosed.
• 7 p.m., November 18, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, third floor classroom, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222.

Adkins Arboretum Offers November Arts and Crafts Programs

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
October 19, 2014

Weave a basket, craft a centerpiece, build a chair, and unleash your creativity with a series of arts and crafts programs offered in November at Adkins Arboretum.

On Sat., Nov. 1, join Chanticleer Garden horticulturist and craftsman Dan Benarcik from 10 a.m. to noon to build your own Wave Hill chair. Based on a 1918 design by acclaimed Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld and modified in the 1960s, the chair was popularized at the garden at Wave Hill in the Bronx. This timeless and comfortable chair is suitable for any garden setting. All materials are provided, and no carpentry skills are needed. The session is $195 for members and $220 for non-members, a significant discount from the retail price of the chair.

In the Sumac Leaf Glass Plate Workshop on Wed., Nov. 12, Karen Montgomery of The Clay Bakers will lead participants in creating a stylized glass plate with a sumac leaf design in fall colors. Score and break glass to build your design, and let The Clay Bakers fire and finish your piece. Completed plates will be ready for pick-up the week after the class. The program meets from 1 to 3 p.m. and is $45 for members, $50 for non-members.

In Introduction to Color Pencil, a two-day workshop led by botanical artist Lee D’Zmura, participants will learn basic color pencil techniques, including hue, value, intensity, sketching, transfer and color application. The sessions meet from 9:30 to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Nov. 14 and 21. The program fee is $125 for members and $150 for non-members.

Lee Zimmerman Nelson has been making and exhibiting award-winning basketry for more than thirty years. On Thurs., Nov. 20, join Nelson to make a one-of-a-kind oval basket perfect for holiday arrangements. Using vines and natural hand-dyed rattan, you’ll produce a beautiful and functional piece and learn basic skills as you work. All skill levels are welcome. The program meets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is $45 for members, $55 for non-members.

Join floral designer and Arboretum docent Nancy Beatty for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop on Sat., Nov. 22 to create an autumn centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Under Beatty’s guidance, you will use flora, pods, berries, leaves and a few store-bought additions to craft a beautiful seasonal arrangement. The program meets from 10 a.m. to noon and is $35 for members, $45 for non-members.

Advance registration for all programs is required at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

This Weekend in Caroline

October 24:25: Haunted Tales Candle-Lit Walk in Denton, MD
Hear scary stories culled from the history of Denton, concluding with a hot beverage and sweet treat served back at the museum. Flashlights recommended. Museum of Rural Life

October 25th: Hayday Familyfest (FREE) sponsored by the Park Lane Church of God from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Marshy Hope Marina. 410 754 9958 or www.parklanecog.com.

October 25: Indoor Craft show. Caroline County 4-H park8am to noon Info 410 714-0807

October 25: Martinak State Park’s Annual Fall Fest 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Denton, MD
Celebrate the joys of Autumn at this family friendly event. Activities include an apple butter boil. Corn shelling, Scales & Tales display, pumpkin decorating, bicycle rodeo, games, Scarecrow Wizardry, local crafters & artisans and more! Contact: 410.820.1668

October 25: Caroline County Humane Society – Tats for Tails event at Black Anchor Tattoo in Denton, Maryland has offered to donate a portion of the proceed of all tattoos done that day between 12pm and 8 pm to the Caroline County Humane Society. At the same time as the Tats for Tails is happening a block party right out in front of Black Anchor between 1 & 4pm with vendors, food, corn hole, music, raffles and a stuff a pick up truck with pet food.

Visit the Calendar page for upcoming events.

MD State Police Arrest Suspect in Caroline County Fatal Shooting

Maryland State Police Press Release
10/15/2014 09:56

MARYLAND STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN CAROLINE COUNTY FATAL SHOOTING

(FEDERALSBURG, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the murder of a 25 year old man in Caroline County.

The suspect arrested is identified as James Bolden, 55, of Federalsburg, Maryland. He is currently being held in police custody at the Federalsburg Police Department, awaiting transport to the Office of the Court Commissioner. After consultation with the Caroline County State’s Attorney, State Police homicide investigators charged Bolden with first degree murder.

Bolden is charged in connection with the death of Timothy Darnell Smith, Jr., 25, of the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue in Federalsburg. At 8:00 p.m. last night, officers from the Federalsburg Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from a nearby resident who heard the gunshot. The responding police officers found Smith with a gunshot wound to his chest and immediately attempted medical treatment at the scene. Smith was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. He was later transported to the Georgetown Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, Bolden was located at a residence in the 300 block of Park Avenue in Federalsburg and taken into custody by members of the Maryland State Police State Apprehension Team. He was transported to the Federalsburg Police Department where he has been in police custody since.

Video footage from a nearby camera provided a vehicle description for the car, reportedly in the area at the time of the incident. Investigators located the vehicle, which subsequently resulted in locating the suspect in the shooting. Police do not have a motive for the murder at this time.

Investigators continue to interview area residents about what they may have seen or heard. Anyone who may have been driving in the area of Academy Street and Main Street between 7:30 p.m and 8:00 p.m., yesterday is urged to contact Maryland State Police homicide investigators at the Easton Barrack 410-822-3101 or the Federalsburg Police Department 410-754-8966.

The investigation continues..

Chesapeake Culinary Center to host Halloween Bash on November 1, 2014

Chesapeake Culinary Center
Denton, MD
October 2014

Join the Chesapeake Culinary Center for a spooktacular time at their inaugural Halloween Bash on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The event, which will take place at 512 Franklin Street in Denton, will featuring a costume contest, frightfully-good food, spirits, children’s activities and more!

Come in costume for your chance to win the Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest and most original costumes. There will also be children’s activities for the younger crowd, including Decorate-a-Cookie and a showing of a Halloween-themed kids movie.

Admission to the Halloween Bash is $10. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Culinary Center, a community-driven facility that promotes a positive culinary learning experience for students, and a professionally trained workforce for the hospitality industry. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling 410-479-2144.

MD State Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Caroline County

Maryland State Police Press Release
10/15/2014 02:42

MARYLAND STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL SHOOTING IN CAROLINE COUNTY

(FEDERALSBURG, MD) – Homicide investigators from the Maryland State Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting, claiming the life of a 25 year old man in Caroline County.

The deceased victim is identified as Timothy Darnell Smith, Jr., 25, of the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue in Federalsburg. Smith was located by officers from the Federalsburg Police Department at an intersection in downtown Federalsburg, with an apparent gunshot wound in his upper torso. Smith was immediately provided medical treatment at the scene and transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

At 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Federalsburg Police Department received a 9-1-1 call, reporting the incident. The caller told police she heard the sound of a gunshot when she exited a nearby residence. At the time of the shooting, Smith was walking along the sidewalk with another adult male and two children. Police believe the adult male is a cousin of Smith.

Within minutes of the 9-1-1 call, officers from the Federalsburg Police Department responded and found Smith in a standing position, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Within moments, Smith collapsed on the ground where police immediately attempted resuscitation. Smith was transported by ambulance to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware where he was later pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates Smith was walking with his cousin and the two children towards a nearby store in downtown Federalsburg around 8:00 p.m. last night. Witnesses informed police that a car was observed in the area the same time the gunshot was heard.

Maryland State Police crime scene technicians continue to process the scene for evidence. A member of the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office responded and has been working with the State Police Homicide Unit investigators.

Assistance is also being provided by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division from the Upper Shore region, the Maryland State Police State Apprehension Team, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, troopers from the Easton Barrack, the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services, and the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Investigators continue to interview area residents about what they may have seen or heard. The search continues for suspects who may have been involved in this shooting. Anyone who may have been driving in the area of Academy Street and Main Street between 7:30 p.m and 8:00 p.m., yesterday is urged to contact Maryland State Police homicide investigators at the Easton Barrack 410-822-3101 or the Federalsburg Police Department 410-754-8966.

The investigation continues..

Downtown Denton’s October Third Thursday

Flyer: Downtown Denton's October 2014 3rd Thursday
Rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. October’s event will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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Doug Smith Honored as Adkins Arboretum’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
October 13, 2014

When Doug Smith retired in 1997, after more than 30 years as a pathologist and nearly 20 years as a senior medical officer, he vowed that he would never serve on a board, join a committee or give orders again. That resolution is Adkins Arboretum’s great gain. Since 2010, Smith has worked faithfully with the Arboretum’s maintenance team, demonstrating week after week that no request is beneath his attention and no task is beyond his scope. For his boundless energy and unwavering dedication, he recently was named the Arboretum’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year.

Doug Smith of Worton recently was honored as Adkins Arboretum’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Photo by Toria Avigliano.

Doug Smith of Worton recently was honored as Adkins Arboretum’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Photo by Toria Avigliano.

After moving to the Eastern Shore, Smith volunteered with several nonprofits before discovering the Arboretum. He walked the woodland paths while his wife took a wreath-making class and decided to pick up debris along the way. “I walked every path during that three-hour class,” he recalled, “and I came back with three little pieces of debris.” That walk and a cup of coffee at the Visitor’s Center were all it took for Smith to join forces with Allison Yates, the Arboretum’s maintenance coordinator.

“I’m beyond tickled that Doug—or ‘Super Doug,’ as he’s called by anyone who has ever worked with him—was chosen as Volunteer of the Year,” said Yates. “He’s a master carpenter and a whiz at problem solving. There’s nothing he can’t do, and there’s no project he won’t tackle. His handiwork is everywhere you look on the Arboretum grounds. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him, and there’s no way I can adequately thank him.”

Smith has fixed everything from the Visitor’s Center pergola to a malfunctioning men’s room, in addition to trimming trees, monitoring the Arboretum’s 24 bluebird nesting boxes and helping Yates keep the Arboretum gardens and five miles of paths clear of debris. When rainstorms flooded the Arboretum’s streams, creating a dangerous sinkhole in the path at the foot of a bridge, he brought pontoons to the site, built a raft, and floated under the bridge so he could construct a bulkhead.

“I’m happy to do whatever needs doing at the Arboretum,” noted Smith, who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday. “I so love working with my hands. I’m a physician, and I fully understand that the best avenue to a long life is to not stop keeping busy. You’ve got to walk, to use your arms and legs, or you’ll just dry up.”

“Doug is a workhorse who could shame most people half his age by the sheer amount of physical work he can accomplish in a day,” said Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman. “I shake my head and wonder how the Arboretum staff could be so lucky as to work alongside him.”

“I feel most comfortable donating whatever capabilities I have,” said Smith. “I feel that I am of use at the Arboretum, and I feel that I am appreciated. I’ll keep at it until I can’t do it anymore. I honestly have loved every bit of my time here.”

Smith was honored on September 25, 2014 at the Arboretum’s annual Volunteers Appreciation Dinner.

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Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, it will build the W. Flaccus and Ruth B. Stifel Center at Adkins Arboretum and a “green” entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Caroline County Public Library Closed on October 13, 2014

All locations of the Caroline County Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014 for Staff Inservice

Book Discussion Group at Federalsburg Library

Join a Book Discussion Group at Federalsburg. New members always welcome!

For more information about either group, contact Jeanne Trice 410-754-8397 or jtrice@carolib.org.

October

“Hooked on Books”: October 14, 6:30 PM
“One Amazing Thing” by Chitra Divakaruni

“Jeanne’s Bookies”: October 21, 1:00 PM
“Never Cry Wolf” by Farley Mowat

November

“Hooked on Books”: November 11, 6:30 PM
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

“Jeanne’s Bookies”: November 18, 1:00 PM
“The Fault in our Stars” by John Green