Local author Ernst Selig discusses new book at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
March 30, 2015

What would it be like to escape the enemy and return with an army to defeat that very same enemy? Hear about it from the man who escaped Nazi Germany and returned there as an enlisted man, and later an officer, in the United States Army.

Meet Ernst Selig as he discusses his recently published book, “The Troops Need Justice, Training and Knowledge” on Saturday, April 18, 1:00PM at the Central Library in Denton. In the book, Mr. Selig reflects on how training and justice are vital to a person’s development and satisfaction in life, and how he learned these lessons through practical experience with the U.S. Army.

As a Holocaust survivor, WWII veteran and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, Mr. Selig shares his well-earned wisdom with the matter-of-fact humor that is the hallmark of the greatest generation.

Hometown Teams Exhibit Grand Opening: April 4, 2015

Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum
March 2015

The Federalsburg Historical Society is proud to announce the Hometown Teams traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution entitled How Sports Shape America. This amazing interactive exhibit can be seen at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum from April 4 to May 23, 2015. The society is collaborating with the Smithsonian, the Maryland Humanities Council, WIN Transport, and the Caroline Board of Education to bring this exhibit to Federalsburg, the only location on the Eastern Shore to host it; it is sponsored by the Star Democrat, WBOC TV, and the Caroline County Library.

Exhibit times at the museum are as follows:

Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am until 4 pm.
Fridays from 10 am until 7 pm.
Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.
Closed on Sundays.

Docents will take visitors through the exhibit.

Representatives from the Maryland Humanities Council will speak on April 4, the opening day. Local dignitaries are expected to be present including the Caroline County commissioners, the Federalsburg Mayor and the Town Council. The Colonel Richardson High School band will also be on hand. Refreshments will be served.

The Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum is located on Covey & Williams Alley (behind Town Hall) in Federalsburg. Ample free parking is available near the museum. For further information, call Richard Wheatley at 443-786-1614.

Delmarva Power Offers Free Trees to Customers

Delmarva Power
Mar 18, 2015

SALISBURY, Md. – For the fifth year Delmarva Power is offering 1,500 free trees to its customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program.

While supplies last, customers can reserve up to two free trees by visiting www.arborday.org/delmarva or by calling 1-855-670-2772. The trees will be delivered directly when they are ready to be planted. The types of trees included in the program include American beech, bald cypress, river birch, sugar maple and white dogwood.

“Our Energy-Saving Trees program is another way that Delmarva Power is committed to helping our customers continue to conserve energy as well as improve the environment,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “By strategically planting the right trees in the right places, we help maintain a balance between the aesthetics of the tree canopy and the reliability of the electric distribution system while also offering our customers energy reductions.”

On Delmarva Power’s website, customers can access an online tool to help them find the most strategic location for planting and estimate how much money it will save them annually.

SHA Begins Lane Closures on MD331 Bridge


Daytime Lane Closure Possibly in Place for Three Weeks

(March 16, 2015) – Today, Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 22 the State Highway Administration will close the eastbound lane and alternate traffic on MD 331 (Dover Road) over the Choptank River. Flaggers will direct alternating traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and motorists may encounter temporary delays.

The lane closure is necessary to allow the contractor to begin excavation at pier locations and to place staged embankments at the east approach for the MD 331 Dover Bridge replacement project. The daily lane closures may continue for up to three consecutive weeks, depending on the progress of this preliminary work for the new bridge. SHA will also use variable message signs, cones and barrels to help direct traffic through the work zone.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!

Adkins Arboretum Offers Landscape Design Workshop – March 28, 2015

Adkins Arboretum
March 13, 2015

Register for Adkins Arboretum’s Landscape Design Workshop on Sat., March 28, 2015 and learn how to transform your property into an attractive landscape with year-round interest and beauty.

Offered again by popular demand, this all-day workshop will address typical challenges of homeowners in the Chesapeake Bay region. Three experienced landscape designers and avid gardeners will lead this intensive planning session. Come with your challenges and dreams, and leave with a landscape plan, ideas and confidence to transform your home landscape for your enjoyment and pride.

Topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of your property; developing a plan for circulation and unique features; designing “rooms” for outdoor living; choosing materials for patios and walks; incorporating sustainable practices; and selecting ornamental plants. The designers will offer practical advice on getting started; tackling wet areas; laying out a path; screening an undesirable view; and plants recommended for specific conditions. Step by step, participants will develop their own landscape designs.

Workshop leaders are Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman; landscape architect Barbara McClinton, formerly of the Baltimore landscape architecture and land planning firm Daft, McCune, Walker; and landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax, a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master’s program.

The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The fee is $125 for Arboretum members, $145 for non-members, and $175 for member couples. Advance registration is required. Bring lunch, a property plat, photos and other documentation of your property. Continental breakfast, break refreshments, worksheets and handouts will be provided. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

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 is the region’s resource for native plants and education programs about nature, ecology and wildlife conservation gardening. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” awesome free teen movie at Federalsburg Branch Library rescheduled

Caroline County Library – Federalsburg Branch
March 13, 2015

If you have seen this movie, you know it is all about awesome.

Are you awesome?

Do you like awesome movies?

Do you think Marvel super heroes are awesome?

Do you actually have your own awesome mix tape?

Then this movie night is for you! Guardians of the Galaxy (rated PG-13) will be shown on Friday, March 27 at 6:00 PM at the Federalsburg Branch Library. All awesome middle and high school age kids are invited.

There will be (you guessed it) awesome snacks, too! Adults accompanying teens are welcome to wait in the library while the teens watch the movie. Don’t miss it!

Adkins Arboretum Offers Waterfront Landscape Design Workshop March 14, 2015

Adkins Arboretum
(RIDGELY, MD—March 9, 2015)

Waterfront properties present homeowners with both daunting challenges and precious opportunities. Learn to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities on Sat., March 14 when landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax presents Designing for Waterfront Landscapes at Adkins Arboretum.

Lead designer of the Arboretum’s Native Landscape Design Center, Pax is a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master’s program. She will discuss ideal plants for waterfront landscape conditions and will review some of the special rules and regulations that apply to waterfront properties. Participants may bring plat diagrams and photos to the workshop.

Designing for Waterfront Landscapes runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The program fee is $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and $55 for member couples. Advance registration is required at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

Friday Nites in Caroline presents singer-songwriter John Flynn

Friday Nites in Caroline
March 9, 2015

Friday Nites proudly presents nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter John Flynn, on Friday March 27, 7:00pm, at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.

Flynn sings about the things that are precious to everyday people: family, friends, faith, and meaningful work. With a body of work encompassing story songs, love songs, folk songs, songs for kids, songs of social justice and meditations on loss, tolerance, faith and hope, there is something here to appeal to diverse musical tastes!

For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org

CANCELLED: March 6, 2015 Friday Nites in Caroline Flatland Drive performance

March 6, 2015

CANCELLED Due to weather.
Tonight’s Friday Nites in Caroline
Flatland Drive performance

Friday Nites in Caroline presents New Moon Theater’s “The Old Man and the Bay”

Friday Nites in Caroline
February 7, 2015

Friday Nites in Caroline proudly presents “The Old Man and the Bay”, a New Moon Theater production, on Friday, February 27, 7:00pm at the Caroline County Public Library’s North County Branch in Greensboro. This free performance is a great way to introduce children to live theater!

Explore the history of the Chesapeake Bay with explorers, pirates, settlers and watermen, told in tale and song. Singer and actor Tom Zielinski spins the tales, sings the sea chantey sing-a-longs, and keeps audiences actively engaged in history.

Stories include tales of 17th century settlers, the dangers of shipwrecks, and how real pirates and privateers started their adventures in the Chesapeake Bay.

Singing songs such as “Blow the Man Down”, “The Coast of High Barbary”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “Roll Alabama Roll” and “The Star Spangled Banner”, children learn how important music is to seafaring life and American history.

For more information, contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org.
Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Maryland State Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees.