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Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News

Mar 29, 2017 09:00AM ● By Nicole Gould

Veterans’ Group Quickly and Quietly Tackles the Urgent Needs of the Mid-Shore’s Homeless Vets

On December 6th, co-founder of Mid -Shore Recovering Veterans Group, Royce Ball, received a $520 donation from the Queen Anne’s County Government employees. Within hours of receiving the monetary donation, food was being handed out to Chestertown’s homeless veteran population.

“We will clothe and feed 36 homeless in Chestertown, half of them are veterans,” said Purple Heart Recipient SFC Bill Satterfield, who served with the U.S. Army in Somalia. Now Satterfield serves veterans on the Mid-Shore, as part of the non-profit organization Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group.

Toys for Tots Luncheon

The Talbot County Young Professionals held its 13th Annual Toys for Tots Luncheon on Thursday, December 8th, marking the end of its annual toy drive. The event, held at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, offered a three-course lunch, as various Toys for Tots sponsors and organizers spoke briefly about the toy drive and its importance in the community. More than 2,100 toys were collected during the 2016 drive, with more than 160 toys collected at the luncheon—all distributed before the holidays to families across the Mid-Shore.

CBMM Welcomes Shannon Mitchell as Director of Events


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has welcomed Shannon Mitchell of Salisbury as Director of Events. Mitchell is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of CBMM’s annual signature festivals, including OysterFest, and will oversee CBMM’s work as a unique wedding and private event venue. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a focus on mass media from Salisbury University, and brings more than eight years’ experience in event and communication management.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Hires New Nature Educator


Karen Bogue, of Stevensville, was recently hired by the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center to manage their Pre-School Education Program, Creepy Crawlers and Creepy Crawlers Gardening.

In addition to teaching the monthly nature class, CBEC is excited to have Karen lead the new Creepy Crawler Gardening Program, not only the Creepy Crawler Garden itself, but the curriculum aligned with it as well. The children will have hands-on participation in every class that will directly benefit the garden even in the months when planting outdoors or harvesting isn’t favorable.

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