Category Archives: Federalsburg

M&M Refrigeration Honored as Champion of Maryland Manufacturing

M&M Refrigeration

The award was bestowed by the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland.

Federalsburg, MD
February 8, 2017

M&M Refrigeration was honored as a 2016 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing by the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland for Creating a Positive Culture of Change Management. A tribute dinner was held for all the recipients of the prize, and each champion received a copy of the 2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook.

Nominated by Angela Visintainer of Caroline Economic Development Corporation, M&M Refrigeration owner Duffy McConnell was recognized for his vision and leadership. Visintainer noted that during the economic downturn of 2009 McConnell took the offensive, knowing the economy would bounce back and actually expanded the manufacturing facility. His stellar management protected the dedicated employees at M&M from the recession and propelled the company.

Gratefully acknowledging his employees, CEO Duane Marshall said, “At M&M Refrigeration, we work hard every day to deliver on our promises to customers. We are pleased to employ so many great people on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. They are the ones who earned this honor.”

The RMI of Maryland is a non-profit association originally created to serve the manufacturers of Baltimore. The organization now serves manufacturers across the state by collaborating with community colleges and government agencies to serve workforce needs, providing learning models on a variety of topics and offering educational programs for manufacturers to help grow their businesses. The association also informs policy makers about the importance of manufacturing to the state’s economy to ensure adequate resources are available for manufacturers.

The leader in CO2 technology in North America, M&M Refrigeration designs, engineers and manufactures high-quality refrigeration systems for a variety of applications including food processing, cold storage, warehouses and ice arenas throughout the United States and the world. In 2007, M&M Refrigeration completed the largest CO2 cold storage plant in the world. The company employs world-class technicians and engineers, uses quality materials and is committed to achieving lifelong customer satisfaction.

For more information, visit or call 410-754-8005.

Two Charged In Caroline Co. Armed Robbery

MD State Police
January 19, 2017

Maryland State Police criminal investigators have charged two suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a Caroline County convenience store earlier this month after they were arrested for similar crimes in Delaware.

The suspects are identified as Kurtis L. Jenkins, 28, of Seaford, Delaware and Tyler J. Micheliche, 26, of Federalsburg, MD. Both are charged on warrants with two counts each of armed robbery, first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless endangerment. Maryland State Police have filed detainers on both suspects with Delaware, where they are currently being held after being arrested by State Police there on January 15, 2017.

On January 9, 2017, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Maryland State Police were called to respond to a reported armed robbery at a convenience store in the 3800-block of Smithville Road, Federalsburg, Md. Responding troopers and sheriff’s deputies learned two suspects, both who were reportedly wearing masks and armed with handguns, entered and robbed the store of cash from the register. The clerk was not injured in the incident.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division conducted an investigation into the robbery. On January 16, 2017, Maryland State Police investigators were notified by Delaware State Police that they had arrested two suspects in Delaware for armed robberies similar to the one committed in Maryland. Troopers from Maryland met with Delaware troopers and determined evidence obtained in Delaware linked the two suspects to the armed robbery in Caroline County.

After consultation with the Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police criminal investigators applied for and obtained warrants charging both suspects with charges listed above. Delaware officials were notified of the charges and will contact Maryland when the suspects are able to be extradited back to Maryland to face charges here.

Summer Reading fun continues at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 20, 2016

The summer fun continues with great free programs at all three Caroline County Public Library locations.

• Kids get to join the fun when The Uncle Devin Show, whose mission is to convey universal principles of love through their live music experiences, presents “Journey through the Land of Percussion,” in two locations! Thursday, July 7 at 11am at the North County Greensboro Branch and again at 2pm at the Federalsburg Branch.
• The Bright Star Touring Theatre presents “Aesop’s Fables” on Monday, July 11 at 11am at the Central Library in Denton. From The Fox and the Grapes to the The Lion and the Mouse, these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.
• Kids age 5-8 and their caregivers are invited to get in the Olympic spirit with Library Olympics! Test your skills in a variety of events based on favorite nursery rhymes, fairy tales and books. This program will be offered at the Federalsburg Branch on Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am (call 410-754-8397 to register) and at the North County Greensboro Branch on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30am (register at 410-482-2173).

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including playgroup at the library, Family Dance Party, STEAM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit today! All programs are FREE.

Free Library Movie Night! “Zootopia” at Library in Federalsburg

Caroline County Public Library
May 20, 2016

Cheer on Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, as she jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with a scam-artist fox to solve the mystery.

Disney fans of all ages are invited to the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg to watch Zootopia (PG) on Friday, June 10 at 6pm.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 410-754-8397 or visit

Federalsburg Branch Library teen movie night features Pitch Perfect 2

Caroline County Library
October 27, 2015

The Bellas are back, and they are aca-awesome! Teens ages 13-17 are invited to come to Teen Movie Night at the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg. We’ll watch Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13), snack on popcorn and sweet treats, and see the Bellas compete in an international competition. Will they overcome scandal, get their act together, and win the battle that no American group has ever won? Find out on November 13th at 6pm at the Federalsburg Branch Library’s meeting room. For more information, please call 410-754-8397 or 410-479-1343.

Upcoming Events at Federalsburg Branch Library

Upcoming Events

August 10, 4:30 pm – Kids Book Club for ages 9-12 at the Federalsburg Branch Library. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks

August 11, 6:30 pm – Hooked on Books book discussion at the Federalsburg Branch Library. “The Universe vs. Alex Woods” by Gavin Extence

August 14, dusk
– Bad News Bears free outdoor family movie at the Federalsburg Branch Library
Enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring your chair or blanket or drive in. Free popcorn!

August 18, 6:00 pm – Federalsburg native Lucille Collins discusses her new children’s book, Faithful Bubba, at the Federalsburg Branch Library.

August 18, 1:00 pm – Jeanne’s Bookies book discussion at the Federalsburg Branch Library. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay

See “Back to the Future” at Federalsburg Branch Library

Caroline Public Library
July 22, 2015

Teen movie at the Federalsburg Branch Library!

Teens, grab your rad 1980s clothes and head back in time at the Caroline County Public Library’s Federalsburg Branch.

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi classic movie, Back to the Future, so celebrate 80s style while you watch on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6pm.

Free admission, free snacks (even a better deal than 1950s prices) and a great time…fire up the DeLorean and don’t be late!

Federalsburg Lions Club Collecting School Supplies for Federalsburg Elementary School

Federalsburg Lions Club
July 2015

The Federalsburg Lions Club: The civic group who just keeps on giving back.

As Federalsburg Elementary School Boosters, the Lions are once again asking for our support as they gather donated school supplies for our kids from July 20th to August 24, 2015. Backpacks, #2 pencils, crayons, Kleenex and the list go on and on. Any and everything an elementary school student might need to succeed can be dropped off at: Bee’s Energy Express, Federalsburg Family Restaurant, Susan Lynch State Farm Insurance, Town Hall or Tri-Gas & Oil.

Special Thanks to All of our Residents and Businesses who support the Lions.

For more information please contact: Mary Harding – 410.829.1225; Christy Pierce – 410.754.5153 or Judi White – 410.714.0588.

Sherman the Shorebird coming to the library

Caroline County Library
July 9, 2015

Who is seven feet tall, orange and loves the chicken dance and summer reading?

It’s Sherman the Shorebird, the mascot of the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball team, and he is coming to the Federalsburg Branch of the Caroline County Public Library on July 28 at 1:30pm.

Meet Sherman, listen to some great baseball stories, and get your picture taken with him!

Sherman the Shorebird - Photo: Delmarva Shorebirds.

Sherman the Shorebird – Photo: Delmarva Shorebirds.

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.