Category Archives: Commentary

About the Publisher, Editor and Photographer

June 8, 2015

The Publisher, Editor and Photographer of this site is one person. Steven G. Atkinson. My company is ShoreToBeFun.com (That main site was started and remains an Online Calendar of Events for the Delmarva Peninsula. This will be the 9th year of delivering Event information.)

I live in Kent County, Maryland and publish what I think of as a successful Event and Entertainment Informational site Local in Kent, MD and Facebook page.

My idea is to do the same for Caroline County. I started Caroline County Crier a few years ago, but due to a family issue and commitment I was not able to see it grow as big and as fast as I would have wanted. I am now at a time where I can and hope that I can make a go at it.

As a photographer, I am mostly a photojournalist doing photo essays. However I am branching out to do other photography work. See my website SGAtkinson.com. If you are looking for a photographer, please think giving me a try.

One project I am in the process of working on I call Delmarva Scenes. My plans are to travel the Delmarva Peninsula taking photos of the unusual, the unusual, the beauty and the not so pretty scenes of the Delmarva Peninsula. I am also developing a Stock Photo site of Delmarva images at ShoreToBeFun.com/Photographs.

Thank You
Steve Atkinson

Status of Caroline Town Crier

March 2014

Updated Status of Caroline Town Crier:
In June of 2011, I started the Caroline Town Crier with the hope of being able deliver information about events and other happenings in Caroline County. My plan was to get out into Caroline County (I live in Kent County) and attempt to do the same as I have with Kent County and the site Local in Kent – LocalinKent.com.

Unfortunately due to some personal issues, I have not been able follow my plans. This still remains true. Since I think there is a need for this type of site, I still want this site to happen.

When I do receive information I put it on the site. I also add whatever I come across to the Events Calendar. I am also hoping to get to some events in the county year to take some photographs.

Being that I am in Kent County, I have regularity been taking photographs at the sports event at Kent County High and their opponents including those from Caroline County. Many photos are posted at ShoreToBeFun.com/Photographs, including the 1A Boys Basketball playoff game between Colonel Richardson and Kent.

How can you help?
Let your friends and relatives (and enemies too) know about Caroline Town Crier. If you know someone who is having a event, let them know that we exist and that they should contact us so we can help publicize it. Flyers will be posted on here, free of charge.

Thank You.

Maryland State PD Warns – The Highway is No Place to Play Trick-or-Treat with Alcohol

October 2012
PIKESVILLE, MD

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, “Halloween is the second most dangerous day for pedestrians” and the Maryland State Police is warning citizens Maryland roads are no place to play trick or treat while impaired.

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown has ordered each of the 22 barracks to deploy extra patrols from October 26, 2012 through October 31, 2012. “These patrols will be specifically looking for and removing dangerous and impaired drivers from the roadways to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween celebration,” Colonel Brown said. “Our goal is to keep children safe while they are trick or treating as well as to keep the motoring public safe while they are traveling to and from their celebrations.”

Nighttime is always a dangerous time on the road, but Halloween can be particularly scary when an impaired driver gets behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “41 percent of all highway fatalities throughout the nation, during the Halloween period in 2010, involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.”

To stay safe this Halloween season, the Maryland State Police recommend that drivers plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. Designate a sober driver and give them the keys. If you find yourself impaired, call a friend or family member, use public transportation, or call a taxi. If you see a driver you think is impaired, keep a safe distance and contact law enforcement.

The additional State Police patrols are in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s “Checkpoint Strikeforce Halloween Wave” and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention Initiative”. The extra troopers will be saturating roads with high documented DUI crashes. They will also be focusing on impaired and distracted drivers. The overtime funding for additional patrols has been provided by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Merry Christmas from Caroline Town Crier

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas

We wish you a very Merry Christmas.

A Hurricane Tip

Move any loose items in your yard, on your patio or porch into a secured area such as a shed or into the house. Common items to look for include: Trash Cans, Hose Reels, Recycling Bins, Chairs, Tables and any other loose items.

Check with your neighbors and help them do the same.

Should Caroline Have a Resident Delegate?

This coming Wednesday the first meeting of Governor O’Malley’s committee on redistricting will be meeting in Annapolis. Their charge is to draft Maryland’s legislative and congressional redistricting plan.

Should one of the factors to consider is that each county should have a Resident Delegate. As the districts are presently divided a few of the Eastern Shore counties, including Caroline, could have their representative to the Maryland Legislature live outside of their county.

Caroline presently does not have a Resident Delegate.

An article at the Daily Times website, talks about this and thinks that part of the redistricting conversation should be based on having a Resident Delegate for each County.

Read Article Here

Even though there are many similarities with each of the counties on the Eastern Shore, they all have their own unique personalities. And it would seem that each county should have at least one of their own to vote in Annapolis.