Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News of the Eastern Shore
Jun 30, 2017 03:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould
Nine students from Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore did a recent overnight visit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Pictured with the students from the left are Afya teacher Julie Oxenhandler, Afya Community School Coordinator Scott Johnson, CBMM Shipwright Educator Matthew Engel, CBMM President Kristen Greenaway, CBMM Board Member Len Foxwell, and Maryland State Delegate Cory V. McCray. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.
Afya Baltimore Students Learn about the BayNine students and two teachers from Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by five Baltimore City Public School System educators for the purpose of creating charter schools in the city of Baltimore, spent a recent weekend at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum learning about the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay.
The students spent time exploring CBMM’s campus, working on a dugout canoe, tonging for oysters, and trying their hand at blacksmithing. They were also able to cruise the Miles River aboard Volunteer, a replica Smith Island crab scraping boat, with each student getting a chance to steer.
Haven Ministries Seasonal Shelter Gets Designated Space at Kent Island United Methodist Church
Haven Ministries has focused on providing a very homey and comfortable space for its guests. Cots have been replaced with permanent bunk beds and small Sunday School chairs have been replaced with comfortable overstuffed couches and chairs, as well as café tables for eating. The furnishings and paint for the new space were funded by private donations to Haven Ministries.
Top Hat Goes Country – Third Annual Performance Fundraiser, a Smash Hit!
Over the past two years, the show was called ‘Top Hat Goes Broadway’ with many Top Hat and Broadway acts. This year it went country! There were a variety of dances including, Irish folk, Mexican folklore, Country, clogging, and tap, featuring all local musicians.