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..

This Weekend in Caroline

October 16: Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where can you shop for the freshest floral arrangements, find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor, dine on the porch with views of the Choptank River or enjoy a delectable fusion of Irish-American fare in a traditional public house? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays. Come rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Contact: 410.479.0655

October 17: Friday Nites in Caroline: Breath of Fresh Air. Caroline County Central Library, Market Street, Denton
Come out and enjoy a FREE evening of breezy sounds of smooth jazz delivered by Roger McKnight, Tom Coursey and crew! Contact: 410.479.1009 or www.carolinearts.org FREE!

October 18: Scarecrow Wizardry from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Martinak State Park
Get into the fall spirit with Scarecrow Wizardry as you and your family craft a new friend! Participants must bring one pair of pantyhose, a long sleeve shirt, and long pants. Straw, string, and decorations to help your scarecrow come to life will be provided. Workshops held at the Martinak State Park Fall Fest at the boat ramp area. Cost is $3 per scarecrow. Contact: 410.479.8120

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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

Mike Hines and The Look at AutumnFest 2014 in Greensboro

Mike Hines and The Look

FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 – AUTUMNFEST 2014 IN GREENSBORO, MD
13781 Greensboro Rd., Greensboro, MD 7PM TO 10PM

FAMILY CONCERT FOR ALL AGES $5 admission, a cash bar and food for purchase. Tickets available at the door or 410-829-6263

October Events in Caroline County

October

Greensboro Autumn Fest
Friday, October 3rd 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 4th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fire Ground Property, Rt 313, Greensboro

Greensboro’s Autumn Fest features fun for the whole family. This year’s event will feature a performance by Mike Hines and the Look on Friday evening at 7:00 pm. Saturday’s event features a Halloween Costume Contest, a Pumpkin Chunkin Contest, a Pie Eating Contest, and free events all day long, including face painting, dino dig, pumpkin Decorating and more! Contact: 410.482.6222

2nd Saturdays at the Artsway
Saturday, October 11th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4th Street, Denton

The Caroline County Council of Arts “Second Saturday” series offered at the Denton Artsway in downtown Denton features free demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists. Contact: 410.479.1009 or visit www.carolinearts.org

A Literary Evening with Mark Twain
Saturday, October 11th 6:00 pm
Caroline Golf, Pealiquor Road, Denton

Celebrate the life and times of the American writer and humorist Mark Twain at this event presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts. Guests will be treated to a fun-filled evening of good food, entertainment, words, and wit. While not required, guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the event (and Halloween) by dressing in period or themed attire. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today! For tickets, visit www.carolinearts.org or call 410.479.1009.

Linchester Mill’s Antique and Art Show
Saturday, October 11th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linchester Mill, 3390 Linchester Road, Preston

Come join the fun at the Linchester Mill’s Antiques and Art Show, a day filled with antiques, history, art, food, music and fun! The event will feature more than 40 quality antique and art dealers.In addition to a large number of quality antique dealers, the event will also feature live music, food vendors, mill tours and artisan demonstrations. Proceeds support the Caroline County Historical Society. Contact: Sally Campbell of Tandem Antiques and Fine Arts Center, LLC at 410.829.3559.

Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton
Thursday, October 16th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Denton

Where can you shop for the freshest floral arrangements, find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor, dine on the porch with views of the Choptank River or enjoy a delectable fusion of Irish-American fare in a traditional public house? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays. Come rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Contact: 410.479.0655

Murder Mystery Night at Caroline Golf
Friday, October 17th Cocktails at 6:00 pm, Dinner and Show at 7:00 pm
Choptank Grille at Caroline Golf, Pealiquor Road, Denton

The Choptank Grille at Caroline Golf will be hosting a Murder Mystery Night featuring “Of Sound Mind and Body.” Enjoy cocktails and dinner while enjoying the show! $40 per person includes dinner. Reservations are required. Contact: 410.479.0373

Friday Nites in Caroline: Breath of Fresh Air
Friday, October 17th 7:00 pm
Caroline County Central Library, Market Street, Denton

Come out and enjoy a FREE evening of breezy sounds of smooth jazz delivered by Roger McKnight, Tom Coursey and crew! Contact: 410.479.1009 or www.carolinearts.org FREE!

Scarecrow Wizardry
Saturday, October 18th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton

Get into the fall spirit with Scarecrow Wizardry as you and your family craft a new friend! Participants must bring one pair of pantyhose, a long sleeve shirt, and long pants. Straw, string, and decorations to help your scarecrow come to life will be provided. Workshops held at the Martinak State Park Fall Fest at the boat ramp area. Cost is $3 per scarecrow. Contact: 410.479.8120

Grassroots: An Evening of Bluegrass
Saturday, October 18th, Doors at 6:00 pm
North Caroline High School Auditorium, 10990 River Rd, Ridgely, MD

Get ready for an evening of bluegrass! Don’t miss Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Flatland Drive, and the Walls of Bluegrass Reunion. Food and refreshments will be offered on site, and proceeds benefit the arts in Caroline County.Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at door and are available online at carolinearts.org or by calling 410.479.1009.

Martinak State Park’s Annual Fall Fest
Saturday, October 25th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton

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