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

Oct 31, 2017 09:00AM ● By Nicole Gould

Winner of the First Annual Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship

Max Hetherington-Young of the Miles River Yacht Club has been announced the winner of the first Annual Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship from the MRYC Foundation. Max grew up in a three-generation family of Snipe sailors competing in events all over the East Coast. Just four years ago, Max joined the Miles River Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program where he excelled as an Optimist racer. Besides racing Optis around the Bay, Max also competed in numerous Snipe regattas including the 2016 U.S. Junior Nationals where he came in second.

The Suellen G. Gargalli Junior Sailing Scholarship is an endowed scholarship awarded each year to the sailor or sailors who best represent their Eastern Shore Club in racing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney Receives Maryland Pro Bono Service Award


Mid-Shore Pro Bono is pleased to announce that attorney James T. Worm, Esq. is the recipient of the 2017 Alex Fee Memorial Pro Bono Service Award. The Alex Fee Award is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and recognizes one of its members who is making a significant pro bono contribution.

Worm has been a volunteer attorney with Mid-Shore Pro Bono since January 2014. During that time, he has taken on 103 pro bono cases, worked with 603 clients through various clinics, and donated more than 500 hours and $115,000 in legal services to low-income citizens of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Worm has become an integral part of Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s Foreclosure Prevention Project, assisted with elderly guardianship cases, offered triage support for complex legal matters and offered frequent emergency legal services.

Lad Mills retires from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum


Lad Mills of Easton retired as Charity Boat Donation Director from his nearly 16 years of service to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.

During his tenure, Mills traveled up and down the east coast, working with boat owners, yacht brokers, marinas, boatyards, and other donors and potential buyers, to support CBMM through boat donations and sales. Now leading the program is Todd Taylor, who joined CBMM in January 2015.

Winners Announced for 2017 Talbot Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Program


The Talbot County Chamber is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Business Awards Program. Each year the Talbot Chamber asks its members to nominate individuals and organizations to be recognized for outstanding service to our community. The Chamber Board of Directors reviews the nominations and votes for a winner in each category.

The 2017 winners include: Business Man of the Year, Robert D. Rauch Owner, RAUCH inc; Business Woman of the Year, Marie Teat, Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Small Business of the Year, Dwelling & Design, Owners Fiona Weeks and Don Wooters; Large Business of the Year, AXIS Geospatial, LLC, Owner Justin Lehman; Not-For-Profit Business of the Year, Channel Marker, Inc.; Young Professional of the Year, Kristin Lockerman, Avery Hall Benefit Solutions; Community Service Award, Joseph Peters, Chairman & CEO of JR Management Corporation

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