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

Feb 01, 2018 04:12PM ● By Nicole Gould

Shooters Raise More than $11,000 for Compass Regional Hospice

Compass Regional Hospice hosted its first sporting clay tournament on September 23rd at Schrader’s Outdoors in Henderson. The event raised more than $11,650 that will be invested in priorities that consider the current and future needs of the residents served in Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Caroline Counties. The 70 shooters who participated in the tournament moved through Schrader’s world-class sporting clay course and participated in many activities. Raffles and door prizes were also awarded at the closing reception.

Richardson joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Joshua Richardson of Easton has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels as a Marine Mechanic. In this position, Richardson will assist in engine maintenance and repair operations of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats, as well as boats donated and sold through its charity boat donation program. Richardson will also help teach basic engine maintenance and repair skills to CBMM’s shipwright apprentices, as well as to youth enrolled in CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding program. Richardson brings more than 15 years of marine technician experience to the position, including his most recent work at Easton Point Marina. 

Academy Art Museum Appoints Murphy as Director of Finance

Patrick R. Murphy of Stevensville has been appointed as Director of Finance at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. Murphy was previously the Associate Executive Director, Finance, and Administration at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) before coming to the Museum. Murphy is accomplished in employee relations and streamlining administrative systems. While with NAESP, he performed contract negotiation with local unions, managed all human resource and benefit programs, and managed the membership processing team. 

Haven Ministries Run4Shelter Boosts Support of Shelter and Other Programs

297 registered runners and walkers participated in the ninth Run4Shelter Moonlight Edition event which raised funds for the operating expenses of Haven Ministries and its homeless shelter, resource center, food pantry, thrift store, and street outreach in Queen Anne’s County. Over
100 volunteers and spectators took part in the event and after-race party. 
100 volunteers and spectators took part in the event and after-race party. Haven Ministries is also excited to announce that it opened the Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter on October 1st, 2017. The shelter
will be open through April 2018. 

Ride for Clean Rivers Breaks Record

On September 17th, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) hosted hundreds of cyclists from across the region who converged at Chesapeake College to experience firsthand the Midshore’s natural beauty during the 13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers. Close to 400 riders took to the backroads of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, exploring rural countryside, visiting Tuckahoe State Park, the small town of Queen Anne, and Kingston Landing. It was a day filled with fun, friends, and fitness. With such strong support, MRC raised well over $60,000 to protect and restore Midshore rivers.