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Jul 19, 2017 04:35PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Pictured are the volunteers who placed blue ribbons on behalf of the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC),on a tree at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Children’s Advocates Commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month

To commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, children’s advocates from organizations throughout the five-county region recently placed 61 blue ribbons, each representing a child served by the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) the past year, on a tree at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The annual event is designed to heighten community awareness of the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

CBMM Board of Governors welcomes new members


The Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels has welcomed seven new members to the museum’s governing body.

Joining as new governors are David Blitzer, William Boicourt, Len N. Foxwell, Elizabeth C. Moose, and Enos Throop. Returning for their second, six-year term as governors are Bruce A. Ragsdale and Richard C. Tilghman.

Retiring from the board are longtime governors Richard J. Bodorff, Dagmar D. P. Gipe, Christopher A. Havener, Jr., and Alfred Tyler, II. Board officers for the 2017-2018 year are Chair James P. Harris, Vice Chair Diane J. Staley, Treasurer Richard J. Johnson, and Secretary Richard W. Snowdon.

Midshore Project Clean Stream Volunteers Collect Over 10,000 Pounds of Trash


Starting Saturday April 1st and continuing throughout the spring, Midshore residents and community groups took to streams, shorelines, streets, and woodlands along local rivers to volunteer to remove debris and litter as a part of the Chesapeake-wide Project Clean Stream.

The results of this clean up provide a snapshot of the amount of trash and debris that, if not removed, could make it into our waterways and degrade local water quality and habitat for fish, crabs, and oysters. Approximately 250 volunteers from Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties worked at 15 different locations to clean up local streams.

They collected over 10,800 pounds of trash, with the most common items being plastic bottles and plastic bags. Unusual items included a car exhaust, upholstery, a cell phone, crab pots, televisions, shopping carts, oil drums, car parts, and household wall insulation.

Talbot County Garden Club was ‘Putting on the Glitz’

The Talbot County Garden Club held its biannual symposium on April 18th, at the Milestone in Easton. It was a sellout event with 245 attendees, 32 patrons, and 14 sponsors.

The all-day affair titled Putting on the Glitz featured three nationally acclaimed guest speakers who spoke on an array of topics ranging from landscape design to style to floral artistry. Between speakers, attendees were treated to a farm to table lunch, and they were able to shop on “Roseo Drive,” a marketplace consisting of 14 vendors selling items including home décor, pottery, jewelry, and other accessories.

The event is this year’s largest fundraiser for the Talbot County Garden Club. The funds support the club’s projects throughout the community.

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