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

Nov 17, 2017 09:00AM ● Published by Nicole Gould

DrinkMaryland: A Maryland Makers Festival Comes to the Eastern Shore

The first ever DrinkMaryland: Centreville took place in the streets of historic downtown and featured local wine, cider, beer, and spirits. Plus, Maryland artisans, farers, music, food, and more! DrinkMaryland had an open-air farmers market feel, welcoming people of all ages to celebrate Maryland makers. Attendees could browse local products and handmade crafts, enjoy live music, and eat delicious food–all while learning about the local craft beverage industries of Maryland.

Living Oyster Bed Created at CBMM

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum now has its own living oyster bed, thanks to a generous donation from a local oyster farm dedicated to building a sustainable oyster population in the Miles River.

Mudgies Oyster Farm donated the oysters and labor to CBMM to help build a foundation for a living bed at CBMM’s Waterman’s Wharf. On July 20th, Greg Kemp, Jr., a third-generation waterman; Billy Adams, a multi-generation waterman and board member of Talbot Seafood Heritage Association; and Stuart Dawson, farm manager of Mudgies Oyster Farm LLC, laid green shell foundations in the waters off Waterman’s Wharf. Tred Avon Treats supplied shells, TSHA supplied the labor, while Mudgies supplied the oyster seed and spat on shell. 

CBEC Launches STEM Program

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) in a cooperative agreement with NASA added a cutting-edge STEM educational program to its instructional endeavors. This program is designed for middle and high school students.

The program consists of environmental sampling techniques using NASA approved equipment and associated technology. Students will learn types of equipment and computer-related devices for sampling the local atmosphere and water. The students will collect, interpret, and record data for use by scientists, institutions, agencies and general citizenry. 

Easton Business Alliance Receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

The Easton Business Alliance and the Town of Easton have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach®.

The Easton Business Alliance’s performance is annually evaluated by Main Street Maryland which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards.

Wye River Upper School Welcomes New Board Members

Wye River Upper School (WRUS) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to their Board of Trustees: Dr. Clayton A. Railey, III, and Mrs. Darby Hewes. Both members joined the WRUS Board on July 1st. Their diverse experiences in a variety of educational settings brings new knowledge and perspective to the team.  

Wye River Upper School serves bright high school students with learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia.

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