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Sep 22, 2017 10:06AM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Chesapeake BaySavers Hold Annual Golf Tournament

The Chesapeake BaySavers held their fifth annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 12th at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. Bringing in more sponsors, donors, and golfers than ever before, it was their most successful tournament to date. All funds raised from the tournament goes toward their efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay for future generations to come via legislative efforts, environmental education, community outreach, and hands-on restoration work. Don’t miss out on the fun next year, save the date and join them on Friday, May 11th, 2018 for their sixth annual Golf Tournament being held at the prestigious Queenstown Harbor Golf Course!


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Acknowledges Volunteers for Generous Service

On June 15th, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recognized a dedicated team of more than 385 volunteers aboard the Patriot for their combined 27,552.5 hours of service toward the museum over the past year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM for their work in boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, exhibitions, museum store, and volunteer programming.
Special recognition was given to volunteers with the highest hours of cumulative service, including John Hawkinson with 10,000 hours; Ellen Plummer, Norman Plummer, and Mike Sweeney with 8,000 hours; Paul Ray with 7,000 hours; Lloyd Devigne, Roger Galvin, and Don Parks with 5,000 hours; and Jerry Friedman and Bob Petizon with 4,000 hours. Many other volunteers were recognized for reaching several milestones of 100 hours and above in their volunteer service toward CBMM.

Talbot Hospice Hosts Rock the Block Street Party

Photo by Tom McCall // Tammy Jones, Carol Sweet, Sheila Washburn, and Kathy Christensen
More than 200 people “Rocked the Block” at Talbot Hospice's Street Party Friday, June 2nd. As Mike Hines & The Look played from the porch of Pope’s Tavern in Oxford, guests danced in the street to R&B, hip hop, pop, old school funk, Motown, and disco. This second annual event included a silent auction and wall of wine. Proceeds will help support hospice services and programs in Talbot County.

Senior Summit Raises $10,000 for Talbot County Department of Social Services

Pictured left to right are Laura Heikes of Shore United Bank with participant Corinne Taylor of Easton.
Talbot Community Connections (TCC) and the Talbot County Department of Social Services (TCDSS) hosted the second annual Senior Summit on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at the Talbot Community Center in Easton. This day-long program for seniors, children of seniors, caregivers, professionals and concerned citizens provided presentations and discussions on a variety of issues that seniors face today. According to Ruth Sullivan, Talbot Community Connections President, over 100 participants attended the Senior Summit and the event included over 48 vendors/sponsors. The event raised approximately $10,000 for Talbot County Department of Social Services and the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center.

MRC Awarded Partner of the Year by Talbot County Public Schools

Left to right: SMMHS Principal Tracy Elzey, MRC Education & Outreach Coordinator Elle O’Brien, MRC board member Meta Boyd, and TCPS Superintendent of Schools Kelly Griffith. Photo courtesy of TCPS
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) was recognized as St. Michaels Middle/High School Partner of the Year at the Talbot County Public Schools (TCPS) Community Partner Recognition Breakfast on May 24th, 2017. MRC has been working with TCPS for the past five years in a robust and engaging environmental education program, Students for Streams. This past year, MRC educators provided multiple in-class and outdoor lessons teaching students about local watersheds, how the school may impact local rivers, and how students can help to improve local water quality.
MRC obtained a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant for the Students for Streams program, which promotes healthy waterways by working with students in environmental science classes across the entire Midshore.

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