Free Child Fingerprint & Photo Kits from Mid Atlantic Tire & The Easton P.D

 A missing child is every parent’s worst nightmare. That’s why Mid Atlantic Tire and the Easton Police Department are teaming up to help keep kids safe 

by providing K.ID’s, a free fingerprint and photo kit, to families in the mid shore area. The K.ID event will be held on Saturday April 14th from 1-3 P.M at Mid Atlantic Tire, on the corner of Dover Road and Teal Drive in Easton.

K.ID’s are kits that store vital information such as finger prints, phot

While everyone hopes the K.ID’s never need to be used, the participating child’s parent or guardian will be given the only copy of the prints and photos for safe keeping. No duplicate copies will be kept by the police department or any other third party, and the information will not be entered into any database.os, hairsamples and other information that can be used to help locate missing children if the unthinkable occurs. The K.ID’s will be provided for free by Mid Atlantic Tire, and fingerprints will be administered by a member of Easton Police Department.

Oxford Day 2012- Dog Walk and Dog show

Fun Day for All! Dog Walk benefits Talbot Humane!

Saturday April 28th   The Fun Begins at 8AM!

Join the fun of Oxford Day Saturday, April 28  for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services.  More information at Talbot Humane!



Once again, the Inn at Perry Cabin will open its doors and host the St. Michaels Community Center's Fourth Annual Fashion Show, Tea and Silent Auction on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Guests will enjoy a delightful afternoon Tea, complete with tea sandwiches, scones, tea cakes and sweets on the beautiful veranda of The Inn at Perry Cabin, weather permitting. The Fashion Show will feature attire from the Chesapeake Bay Outfitters and Charisma and jewelry pieces will be shown by Guilford and Company, Silver Linings and DBS Jewelers. Businesses from St. Michaels and individual donors are donating lovely items for the Silent Auction.
The St. Michaels Community Center's mission is to strive to fill the unmet needs of the Bay Hundred community. Proceeds from this event will support the SMCC programs which include free weekly luncheons and activities for seniors, free holiday dinners, clothes drives, teen nights, after school programs and summer camps for children. In addition, SMCC sponsors the Summer Concert Series in Muskrat Park, the annual summer community theater production, holiday events, movie nights, family events, computer and adult classes and the very popular bus trips throughout the year.

Easton- Based Non-Profit Aguayuda Makes 8th Trip to Columbia to Tackle Water Crisis

Co-founders Simón Zimmer and Sabrina Zimmermann of Aguayuda, an Easton-based nonprofit organization with an international reach, recently completed their eighth trip to Colombia in five years to tackle the country’s water crisis.  Prior to this trip, Aguayuda installed clean-water solutions in nine poor communities in the La Guajira Department of Colombia. On their most recent trip, Zimmer and Zimmermann traveled to these communities to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the installed clean water solutions. In addition, Zimmer and Zimmermann, together with its Colombia-based Aguayuda-Team, implemented three new projects and evaluated seven communities for future projects.

"We are happy to report that all our projects are running smoothly. The communities are happier and healthier thanks to the clean-water solutions we have put in place," said Zimmermann.

The first new project implemented on the 2012 trip was the installation of a water storage tank for a rural school that suffered from the lack of water and classrooms. In collaboration with a local nonprofit organization called the "Cerrejón Foundation for Indigenous Development in La Guajira," Aguayuda provided the school of Orrokot with a water storage tank for the 210 students and 13 teachers, as well as with three new classrooms. Aguayuda also supplied household water solutions such as ceramic water filters and LifeStraws, donated by the Ashburn, Va.-based Pay It Forward Project to residents in an indigenous reservation called Parraptu. With these household water solutions residents can purify the contaminated pond water, their only water source.

2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival


Chesapeake Chamber Music’s 27th annual Festival will run from June 3 through June 17, 2012 in Easton and other locations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The Festival will feature 13 events, including six concerts, five artist recitals and two rehearsals open to the public at no charge.  Nineteen artists will perform this year, including many familiar faces, along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. Among the Festival’s newest participants is accomplished flutist Mindy Heinsohn, a returning resident to the Shore and member of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.  J. Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinet of the Chicago Sym­phony Orchestra, and Marcy Rosen, a founding member of the world-re­nowned Mendelssohn String Quartet, continue as Artistic Directors.


The Festival, held in Easton and at other Mid-Shore locations, will include two new venues this year – historic St. Paul’s Church in Centreville, which will feature Boccherini and Brahams Quintets, and Hunter’s Oak in Queenstown, which will showcase works by Beethoven, Vaughn-Williams and Shostakovich.

CBMM’s Frederick Douglass Day activities announced

The Frederick Douglass Honor Society (FDHS) and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) are partnering once again to present Frederick Douglass Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the museum’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD.

“Learning from the past, educating for the future” is the theme for this year’s event, which features exhibits about Douglass’ life and work, genealogy workshops, cooking demonstrations, dance, live music, regional foods, and activities for children to learn about the cultural diversities established in the Bay region’s early heritage. Shipbuilding techniques used by Douglass will also be demonstrated at the boatshop.

Brown Bag Lunch “Magic of American Humor”

Come join us for an hour of American Humor with Oxford resident David Foster. Mr. Foster will be the guest speaker for the May 7th Brown Bag Lunch at the St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library at noon.

Drawing on the works of Mark Twain, Ben Franklin, Will Rogers, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, Groucho Marx, Garrison Keillor, Robert Benchley, Zora Neale Hurston, Sam Levenson, Erma Bombeck and a host of others, Foster illustrates how deeply and vitally humor is engrained in the American experience. Throughout his career as a lawyer, political advocate and business executive, David Foster has pursued an amateur vocation in the theatre as an actor, director, producer and teacher of acting and stagecraft. He has served as past president of Oxford’s Tred Avon Players, and has appeared on its stage in many roles.

Brown Bag Lunches are sponsored by Friends of the Library and patrons are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy coffee and sweets provided by the library.  Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.




Linda Elben Joins The Dixon House

Easton, Maryland -The Dixon House Independent and Assisted Living is pleased to announce that Linda Elben has been appointed as Administrator. In this leadership role, she is responsible for coordinating and managing the daily operations of The Dixon House, including the overall care of the residents, and support of their families and caregivers.

“We are delighted to welcome Linda and confident that her expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to improving the lives of seniors will allow her to effectively direct day-to-day operations, and guide the staff to success,” says John Atwood, president of The Dixon House board of directors.

Academy Art Museum Paints the Town MOROCCAN!

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. the Academy Art Museum will host its annual Paint the Town fundraiser at the Avalon Theatre/Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. This year’s theme, PAINT THE TOWN MOROCCAN! promises an exotic adventure to the Kingdom of Morocco. The evening begins at the historic Avalon Theatre with the enchanting music of the five key regions of Morocco. Moroccan appetizers and drinks will be served at the Academy Art Museum, followed by Dinner Under the Tent with authentic Moroccan cuisine and wines. Former US Ambassador to Morocco Ed Gabriel and his wife Kathleen Linehan are Honorary Chairpersons, along with Event Chairs Leslie Westbrook, Carolyn Williams, and Joyce Doehler.

Memorial Hospital Foundation Funds Life-Saving Equipment for Newborns and Infants at QAEC

Thanks to the generosity of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and the local community, the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center has the most up to date equipment to care for smallest patients.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation donated nearly $36,000 to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center, a portion of which was used to purchase the Panda warmer, the most up to date technology available for warming, delivering oxygen to and monitoring newborns and infants.

“Loss of body temperature can be a major issue for newborns and infants and to have this here at the Center is a great thing for these patients and their parents,” said Mary Alice VanHoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NREMT-P, Nurse Manager for the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center. “It is very efficient and easy to use and gives our staff great peace of mind to know that our littlest patients have access to the best technology out there. For patients this young, this can be lifesaving equipment.”

Funds for the purchase of the Panda were raised at the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “Our Roots are Planted for a ‘Shore’ Future” fundraiser, held last Spring.

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