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Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News of the Eastern Shore July 2016

Jul 20, 2016 01:26PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Compass Regional Hospice nurse Christina Gardner, RN, (second from right) with (left to right) Heather Guerieri, executive director, Compass Regional Hospice; and Jen Chance and Kirk Helfenbein of Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam.

Compass Regional Hospice Nurse Receives Hospice Caregiver Award

Christina Gardner, RN, a hospice nurse for Compass Regional Hospice, is the most recent recipient of the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award. Gardner was nominated by a patient’s family member to recognize her commitment to compassionate and personalized care.

A graduate of the Chesapeake College nursing program, Gardner joined the Compass Regional Hospice nursing team in 2015. She is a case manager responsible for overseeing medical care for patients in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

The Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award is open to physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains, administrative staff, and volunteers of Compass Regional Hospice who care for patients in Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Caroline Counties. To nominate a hospice caregiver, contact Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 408 S. Liberty Street in Centreville, 410-758-1151,

Corsica River Water Trails Opens with Riverfest Celebration

The ribbon-cutting to open the Corsica River Water Trails was conducted by (from left) James Wood of Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks, Corsica River Conservancy (CRC) board member Debbie Pusey, Centreville Parks Advisory Board Chairman Mike Whitehill, Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Jim Moran and Steve Wilson, CRC Vice President Frank DiGialleonardo, Oyster Recover Partnership mascot “Shelly,” CRC President Steven Miller, and CRC board member Laura Sanford (in kayak).
The grand opening of the Corsica River Water Trails was celebrated at “Riverfest” this past May at the wharf in Centreville, with town and county officials joining the Corsica River Conservancy for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Riverfest event included free kayak trips to explore the newly designated water trails, a youth fishing derby, environmental exhibits, and picnicking on the waterfront. The event was the culmination of a two-year effort working with Maryland Department of Natural Resources to add three trails on the upper Corsica River to the state’s extensive water trail system, which maps routes for kayak, canoe, or paddle board and identifies natural features and historic sites.

Corsica River Water Trail maps are available at Centreville Town Hall, the Chesapeake Exploration Center at Kent Narrows, and Centreville Outdoors at the Centreville Wharf. Riverfest was co-sponsored by Corsica River Conservancy, Queen Anne’s County, and the Town of Centreville.

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