Women’s League Announces Fine Dining in Kent County Raffle


The Women’s League of Washington College is selling raffle tickets at Saturday’s Chestertown Farmers Market .  The winner will receive for a a bundle of three $100 gift certificates, one of each to Osprey Point Inn, Chester River Yacht & Country Club, and Luisa’s Cucina.  Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.  The drawing will be held at the Women’s League Spring Scholarship Luncheon on March 20.

Since its founding in 1951, the Women’s League of Washington College has contributed more than $370,000 to the College.  Its mission is to “foster closer relationships between the college and the community and to sponsor scholarships and other projects to benefit the college.”  The organization is open to all interested women; it is not necessary to be a graduate of the college to participate.

For further information please visit www.FaceBook.com/WLofWC.

Which Way to Publication? Finding the Right Path for Your Manuscript


Writing is just one step on the path to becoming a published author.  Join us for “Which Way to Publication? Finding the Right Path for Your Manuscript,” the second in a three-part series for authors.

Stephanie Fowler, co-owner of indie publishing company Salt Water Media, shares her unique publishing journey and offers advice on the process of choosing a path to publication, including discussion of self-publishing, small and indie presses, and traditional publishers.

Saturday, March 17
Chestertown Branch – Kent County Public Library

For more information about this series of programs, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

Board Game Night at Kent County Public Library


Kent County Public Library and the Chestertown Recreation Commission are joining forces to present another Board Game Night!

How does Board Game Night work?

It’s pretty simple – you choose a game, find some players, and play! KCPL’s modern board game collection and the Recreation Commission’s selection of games will be available to play. You’re also welcome to bring a favorite game you’d like to introduce to other players.

In addition to playing board games, we’d love to talk about gaming, too! If you’re curious about role playing games or interested in gaming mechanics, this is the place to strike up a conversation with other gamers.

KCPL’s collection of games ranges from Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game and Snug as a Bug in a Rug for young kids to Dixit, Forbidden Island, and Pandemic for adults and teens. In addition to being featured at game night, these games and the many others in our collection can be checked out to play at home!

All ages are welcome.

Co-hosted by Chestertown Recreation Commission and Kent County Public Library.

Friday, March 16
Chestertown Branch

For more information, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Responds to High Demand for Services in 2018


Mid-Shore Pro Bono is growing its programs and locations to reach more low-income individuals and families requiring civil legal services across the Eastern Shore.

“It’s an exciting time at Mid-Shore Pro Bono,” said Sandy Brown, Executive Director. “The demand is growing for our programs and services as our low-income neighbors continue to face hardships that require legal assistance. We are reorganizing and refining our practices to leverage our limited financial and human resources, so we can provide quality legal advice and services to as many individuals and families possible.”

To support this increased demand, Mid-Shore Pro Bono has adopted a holistic approach to client and community services and has reorganized into project teams based on legal service areas. These teams will work together to ensure all client needs are met by providing comprehensive case management services. Each project is supported by a volunteer attorney who provides oversight and direct services to our clients facing emergent situations. The project teams are Elder Law, Family Law and Economic Stability. In addition, Mid-Shore Pro Bono also provides two programs with unique concentrations: the Community Conferencing and Youth Programs Program, and Vulnerable Populations Project.

Pictured is the Mid-Shore Pro Bono Staff: Mandy Caulk, Alicia Myers, Kim Corley, Cappy Callahan, Sandy Brown, Ivette Salarich, Meg Rekstis and Megan Ryan.

The Community Conferencing Project aims to keep young people out of the juvenile justice system through community-based dialogue around specific incidents or issues. The Vulnerable Populations Assistance Project is the organization’s newest program and provides assistance to local immigrant families trying to navigate the civil legal system. This project is headed by a bi-lingual project manager who recently became accredited by the Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals to practice limited immigration legal services. All project teams throughout the organization are dedicated to removing the socio-economic barriers to legal help on the Eastern Shore.

In addition to the project teams, Mid-Shore Pro Bono will continue its Court Liaison Program where staff members bring legal services closer to constituents across the Shore and are on site at or nearby county courthouses to meet with potential clients, refer them to community resources and complete the intake process.

To extend Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s reach across the Shore, a grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation has provided the support needed to open a satellite office in Salisbury to expand elder law programs and services to the citizens of Wicomico County. The new location at 212 West Main Street, Suite 302 is slated to open on or about March 1st. Mid-Shore Pro Bono also has offices in Easton and Centreville and maintains a regular presence in Chestertown and in Cambridge on the Chesapeake College Campus as part of the organization’s efforts ongoing efforts to network with community partners and resources.

“The new Salisbury location enables us to extend our reach and services to low-income individuals and families on the lower Eastern Shore,” said Brown. “Given the expansive land area of the Delmarva Peninsula, it is imperative that we remove the geographic barriers to justice that are unique to rural communities. This generous grant from the Stulman foundation allows us to serve the aging population in Wicomico by making our programs and services accessible in their community.”

About Mid-Shore Pro Bono
Mid-Shore Pro Bono Mid-Shore Pro Bono connects low-income individuals and families who need civil legal services with volunteer attorneys and community resources. The organization serves citizens of all Eastern Shore counties. For more information or to make a donation, call Mid-Shore Pro Bono at 410-690-8128 or visit www.midshoreprobono.org.

Hogan Appoints Pickrum to State Outdoor Recreational Economic Commission


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed William W. Pickrum, Kent County Commissioner President, to the Maryland Outdoor Recreational Economic Commission (MORE).  This commission will be responsible for developing strategies and making recommendations to the governor to strengthen the state’soutdoor recreation industry and help ensure increased investment in our state’s outdoor recreation resources.

“Maryland is abundant with natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources that contribute significantly to our economy and quality of life,” said Governor Hogan. “This commission will help ensure that our state’s natural heritage is strengthened, bringing new businesses, increased tourism, and ultimately preserving our resources for future generations.”

The outdoor recreation economy in Maryland already generates 109,000 direct jobs, $14 billion in consumer spending, $4.4 billion in wages and salaries, and $951 million in state and local tax revenue. Investment in outdoor recreation and nature and heritage tourism economies support many outdoor activities in Maryland, including hiking, biking, horse-back riding, paddling, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming, wildlife-viewing, and visiting historic sites.

As part of their work, the commission will develop innovative strategies to market Maryland’s unique outdoor and heritage recreation brand, as well as recommend initiatives to grow and attract new companies. Additionally, the commission will explore ways to retain and support Maryland’s existing outdoor recreation businesses.

The commission will be co-chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources Mark Belton and the Secretary of the Department of Commerce Mike Gill and comprised of seventeen members appointed by the co-chairs with the approval of the governor. Members will include representatives of companies within Maryland’s outdoor recreation manufacturing and retail industry; representatives of companies representing small business outdoor or heritage recreation service providers; nonprofit organizations; representatives of gateway cities, towns, or communities; and legislative members.

The commission will provide a final report to the governor by December 1, 2019.

Explore the Potential of Life Coaching at Kent County Public Library


Are you struggling to understand what’s holding you back from achieving your goals? Are you facing a transition and need clarity to determine what steps to take? Do you feel there’s something missing from your life?

If your answer is “Yes!” this program is an opportunity to begin to find your way toward a happier, more fulfilling, curiosity-inspired way of living!

Certified Professional Life Coach Santa Barbaro Oldham presents a dynamic introduction to the life coaching process with interactive exercises that incorporate strategic questioning, active goal setting, and identifying your personal barriers. Learn how life coaching can help you live more joyfully, feel more satisfied, and understand yourself better.

For more information, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

Wednesday, March 14
Kent County Public Library – Chestertown Branch

Santa Barbaro Oldham is the Principal of Assistance In Action and is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Reiki Master. She is a proud member of the Chester River Wellness Alliance.

As a life coach, Santa draws on 25 years experience as an operations director and management consultant in corporate America to help clients determine what they want to achieve personally or professionally. With her assistance, clients develop and explore a vision, set goals, identify and clear barriers, and complete action steps to achieve their goals.

Prevent Gun Violence Educational Program


The Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River will be hosting an educational forum featuring guest speaker Liz Banach, Executive Director of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.  We will also hear from its local affiliate, Kent County Citizens to Prevent Gun Violence.

The forum will be held on Sunday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. at the church, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD.  All are welcomed who are interested in understanding more about the issues surrounding gun violence and what we can do in our community to support prevention efforts.

Local contact:  Lynn Dolinger, 410-778-0295, lynn.thirdwish@gmail.com

Unitarians Explore Building Bridges to Connect Us


On Sunday, Mar 4, at 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Browning will give a sermon entitled “Finding Our Growing Edges” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. There is no error-free path to building bridges across differences. What helps us keep trying? At this service Rev. Sue Browning will consider experiences that help us shed light on our subconscious assumptions and ways we might address those biases most resistant to change.

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook. All are welcome!

Bishop Charles Tilghman to Give Sermon at UU Church


On Sunday, Feb 25, at 10 a.m., Bishop Charles Tilghman give a sermon entitled “How Can You Hate Me When You Don’t Even Know Who I Am?” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Bishop Tilghman will draw parallels between the story of the Samaritan Woman in the Bible, and Daryl Davis, the famous black Jazz musician who befriended KKK members in southern bars, ultimately resulting in their denouncing their KKK memberships and mailing him their robes and hoods.

The Tilghman Musicians will provide special music for this service.

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.


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