Magician Joe Romano bring magic to the library

Caroline County Library
July 2, 2015

Magician Joe Romano brings his amazing “Books! The Magic is Real!” show to the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton on Thursday, July 23, at 2:00 pm.

Don’t miss this exciting magic show featuring jaw-dropping illusions by a magician who has been featured at Universal Studios, Walt Disney Cruise Lines and every major theme park in the United States. Free; no registration required.

Joe Romano - Magician

Joe Romano – Magician

ANNOUNCEMENT: Marshy Hope Duck Derby moved to Sunday June 28, 2015

Bill Beall has informed us that The Duck Derby POKER RUN has been moved from Saturday to SUNDAY June 28, 2015 . Registration begins at 9:00 a.m

The Marshy Hope Duck Derby will take place on SUNDAY June 28, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m.

The change was made due to the impending major thunderstorms forecast for Saturday.

STATE POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN CAROLINE COUNTY SHOOTING

Maryland State Police Press Release
06/25/2015 14:13

STATE POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN CAROLINE COUNTY SHOOTING

(Greensboro, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore arrested two suspects today who were involved with a shooting that occurred last night in Caroline County.

One of the accused is identified as Tony Elliott, Jr., 22 of the 4600 block of Skinners Run Road in Hurlock. Elliott is being charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. Elliott was arrested at 5:30 a.m. today and is currently being held without bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

The other suspect, 17 years old, was arrested last night shortly before midnight and is in police custody. He is not being identified at this time because he is a juvenile. He is also charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. He is currently being held at Caroline County Detention Center.

The victim is identified as Cory Mayes, 18 of the 25,000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro. He was transported yesterday evening to Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware for medical treatment. Police believe Mayes is acquainted with the suspects involved.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, assisted by officers from the Greensboro Police Department responded to the 25000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon the arrival of responding emergency personnel, Mayes was located inside of the residence suffering from a single gunshot wound in the torso.

Witnesses at the scene, along with statements from the victim identified the suspects. Both suspects were located at their respective residences in Caroline County and taken into custody without incident by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team. Sheriff deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police are still actively investigating additional leads. Anyone with information is urged to call the Maryland State Police, Easton Barrack at (410) 822-3101.

Women’s Club of Caroline County awards Caroline County Public Library grant

Caroline County Public Library
June 25, 2015

Photo: Diana Lapsley and Audrey Clemens of the Women’s Club of Caroline County present a check to Debby Bennett, Executive Director, Caroline County Public Library

Diana Lapsley and Audrey Clemens of the Women’s Club of Caroline County present a check to Debby Bennett, Executive Director, Caroline County Public Library – Contributed Photo

The Women’s Club of Caroline County recently awarded a grant of $1000 to the Caroline County Public Library for the purchase of digitization equipment.

The library is beginning work on a historical documents digitization project. Plans are in place to digitize the library’s vertical file collection and primary source documents. Digitizing these documents will make them accessible to a wider audience, allow online viewing of the documents, and preserve valuable cultural and historical information about the people, places and past of Caroline County.

Funds from Women’s Club of Caroline County were used to purchase a laptop computer, a scanner and assorted archival items to be used for this project.

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Electronics and Programming for Teens at the Caroline County Public Library!

Caroline County Public Library!
June 23, 2015

Interested in electronics and computer programming? Don’t miss this two-day, hands-on, interactive program for teens entering grades 7-9. Learn the basics of electronic circuitry and computer programming using two simple platforms.

Day One features the Little Bits system, a set of electronic modules that snap together with magnets to allow anyone to learn, build, and invent with electronics—no soldering, wiring, or programming required.

Day Two features Arduino. Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple micro-controller board. Arduino can be used to create many projects, taking inputs from a variety of switches that control lights and motors.

Teens will create their own projects under the guidance of experienced library staff. Program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21 & 23, 2015 OR August 11 & 13, 2015 from 4-6pm at the Central Library in Denton. Class size it limited; registration is required. For more information or to register, call 410-479-1343, Ext.1.

2nd annual Tats for Tails Block Party Coming in October

Caroline County Humane Society

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HOTTEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH FROM 11 – 3PM

Caroline County Humane Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Tats for Tails Block Party. This year we will be closing off the 1st and 2nd block of Market St to hold our event. We will have vendors, adoptable pets, music, food, dunking booth, bounce houses, face painting, miniature horses and of course adults will be welcome to go get tattooed at Black Anchor Tattoo with a percentage of the price going to the Caroline County Humane Society. Free to attend and a great event for the whole family!!

LOTS more information will be forth coming about Tats for Tails Block Party. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Block Party please contact us at info@carolinehumane.org and we will send you out a vendor packet!

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR EVENT SPONSORS! FOR MORE INFO ON SPONSORING OUR EVENT PLEASE EMAIL INFO@CAROLINEHUMANE,ORG

Dale Greenwood Honored as a Heritage Hero

Stories of the Chesapeake
June 22, 2015

The Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area honored four Heritage Heroes at its Heritage Happy Hour held June 11, 2015 at the Wye River Upper in Centreville Maryland.

Heritage Heroes are individuals and organizations whose exemplary efforts advance our goal to preserve, promote and interpret the vast array of natural, cultural, historic, and archeological resources that creates our special sense of place.

Dale Glenwood Green was recognized for his efforts in documenting African American Heritage. Mr. Green has been instrumental in researching and documenting the Hill in Easton and numerous sites in the Poplar Neck Area of Caroline County.

Each year, The Queen Anne’s Railroad Society holds a holiday train show that introduces the joys of model trains to hundreds of children. QARS saved the Centreville Train Station by moving the station in the middle of the night to its current location at Bloomfield Farm. They are currently working to restore the train station. We recognize the Queen Anne’s Railroad Society for its efforts to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of the railroad on the Shore.

This spring the Federalsburg Historical Society brought the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams Exhibit to the Eastern Shore. Paired with displays of local teams and the soapbox derby, this professional exhibit demonstrates the potential of our small museums and the wide variety of stories we have to tell. We recognize the Federalsburg Historical Society for its outstanding hometown team’s exhibit.

For 50 years, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has collected tools, objects, artifacts, and traditions as a way to tell the story of the Chesapeake and the people who live, work, and play here. Created by local citizens concerned that the Chesapeake Culture was changing quickly and some of the culture were disappearing completely, the museum sets the standard for professional well-researched exhibits and displays. We recognize the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for 50 years of excellence.

Bill Betts collected artifacts from the Tolchester Amusement Park establishing the Tolchester Revisited Museum in Rock Hall. Mr. Betts spent his summer weekends manning the museum introducing visitors to the days the steamboats carried visitors from the western shore to Tolchester to spend a day on the Bay. Mary Betts volunteers with the Kent County Tourism office helping with all projects and providing information to visitors. We recognize Mary and Bill Betts for their tireless efforts and dedication to tourism in our Heritage Area.

Finally, in honor of our 10th anniversary, we recognized Al Silverstein and the certifying and founding Board of Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., the managing entity of the Story of the Chesapeake Heritage Area.

Duck Derby in Federalsburg

Federalsburg, MD
June 2015

Two Buck$ a Duck! Duck Derby Tickets: This is the biggest event in Federalsburg and will take place on Saturday June 27th. Our Lions Club puts on a spectacular show including live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks.

EVENT SCHEDULE:
9 A.M. – Poker Run;
2 P.M. – Kick Off, Gospel Concert;
3 P.M. Little Miss/Mr. Duckling;
4 P.M. Cardboard Boat Races;
5 P.M. Flatland Drive Contest;
7:30 P.M. Mike Hines Concert and
9:30 P.M. Fireworks. Duck Race when tide is ready.

Contact any Lions Club Member for tickets. NOTE TO VENDORS and BUSINESS OWNERS: Space is available to exhibit your wares and promote your business. Contact: Lion, Doris Maser – dsmaser@trigas-oil.com.

Residential Hospice Home to Open in Denton

Compass Regional Hospice
June 2015

Photo:  The sign in front of the Caroline Hospice Foundation (CHF) in Denton signals that expanded hospice services are coming to the county soon. The three-bed residential hospice center, which will be operated by Compass Regional Hospice, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. Pictured are (left to right) Sandy Keating, Heather Guerieri, executive director, Compass Regional Hospice; Elaine Nichols, CHF board member; Margie Calvello, CHF Advisory Committee; Heidi Plutschak, Director, CHF; Dave Whaley, CHF board member; Betty Balles, CHF board president; Laura Harris, CHF board vice president; and Al Turner and Richard HarfieldCHF board members.


The sign in front of the Caroline Hospice Foundation (CHF) in Denton signals that expanded hospice services are coming to the county soon. The three-bed residential hospice center, which will be operated by Compass Regional Hospice, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. Pictured are (left to right) Sandy Keating, Heather Guerieri, executive director, Compass Regional Hospice; Elaine Nichols, CHF board member; Margie Calvello, CHF Advisory Committee; Heidi Plutschak, Director, CHF; Dave Whaley, CHF board member; Betty Balles, CHF board president; Laura Harris, CHF board vice president; and Al Turner and Richard HarfieldCHF board members. Contributed Photo

By the fall residents of Caroline County will once again have a residential hospice center. The Caroline Hospice Home located at 613 S. 5th Ave in Denton is scheduled to open for patient care following months of renovations.

The facility, which is owned by Caroline Hospice Foundation, will accommodate three residential patients in three private rooms. The center also has a chapel and comfortable seating and dining areas for visitors. The facility, including a new state-of-the art kitchen, has been updated to comply with state regulations that govern hospice centers.

“We are excited to be able to expand the service we have been providing in Caroline County since the state approved us to be the sole provider of hospice services last fall,” says Heather Guerieri, RN, BSN, CHPN, executive director, Compass Regional Hospice. “Now, in addition to providing hospice care in private residences, nursing homes and assisted living facilities we will have a three-bed residential hospice center for people who choose this level of care.”

Betty Balles, president of the Caroline Hospice Foundation and a long-time hospice champion in Caroline County, adds, “The Caroline Hospice Foundation is committed to its mission of raising money needed to ensure that the people of our community have access to the hospice care they need. We are pleased to have formed this partnership with Compass Regional Hospice, whose staff and volunteers share our passion for helping people through some of the most difficult days of their lives.”

Laura Harris, vice president and incoming president for Caroline Hospice Foundation, says, “This collaboration with Compass Regional Hospice also adds services that are now available in Caroline County through the Hope & Healing Center. Skilled counselors provide grief support not only to hospice families but also to people of all ages who have experienced a significant loss. The Hope & Healing Center programs include individual and group counseling, support groups, and workshops for adults, teens and children.”

Like all non-profit hospice providers, Compass Regional Hospice depends on donations from the community to close the gap between the actual cost of providing patient care and payments received from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Guerieri says, “Fundraising is the heart of hospice and we are most grateful to our Caroline Hospice Foundation colleagues for the enthusiasm they bring to funding this facility and many of the expenses we incur in providing hospice care.”

A community grand opening celebration is planned for August 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Caroline Hospice Home.

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

Preston Carnival

June 2015
PRESTON, MD

PVFC & Preston Lion’s Carnival

June 15th – Saturday June 20th

Preston Carnival Grounds

The Preston Volunteer Fire Company and Preston Lions Club’s Carnival features fun, games, rides, and delicious food! The parade takes place on Tuesday, June 16th along Main Street at 7pm. Contact: Facebook.com/PVFC200