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APRIL 2010




3Ayears old!

pril marks our third year of publishing the Calendar Guide, and your kind words and encouragement have kept our spirits up through long nights of computer work and challenging financial times. Thank you! All in all, putting together an entire magazine every month while juggling my other responsibilities remains a positive, fulfilling, and interesting endeavor. Our Eastern Shore continues to unfold in colorful layers of history, people and breath taking vistas of land and water. It feels good to turn the spotlight on small town theaters, hard-working volunteers and community minded organizations. I realize the potential of learning what is here for us, so that we might take advantage of an opportunity, or gather to support and protect something that is threatened. Lack of communication leaves us lonely and uninspired. The daily whirl of tasks each of us tackles narrows one’s vision. It is a gift to open the bottomless box of this diverse and cultured place to sift through each month’s happenings, lovely places and stories to be told. I shuffle and organize this unruly pile and wrap the information up in what will now be the ALL colorful pages of the Chesapeake East Calendar Guide. I think of each issue as a gift. A ticket for you to gather with friends and listen to live music, go kayaking with your daughter through the cypress knees, or pull some time out of your week to give to a cause that you believe in. Getting out is what it’s all about! This is the Big Green Issue- celebrating Earth Day, all month long. My favorite holiday! So..............Let’s live in the present - Dana Simson Dedicated to

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Woods by Wendell Berry I part the out thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me. From Collected Poems, 1957-1982. Reknown essayist, poet, novelist and farmer.

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36 Race Calendar 38 Farmer’s Markets buy fresh . buy local 40 Recipe health & wellness 42 Garden April to do list 44 Health of the Bay update & how to help 50 Horn Point watching the water 54 Trees plant & reap $ 55 Whatdayano Earthday 56 Adkins Arboretum walking in the wild 58 Above & beyond Ellie Altman 60 Game on saving green

62 Random Goods; Biz- how have you gone green? 64 What’s Next April 2010

volume 3, No.4

Celebrating the Easter n Shore

the useful magazine

produced & printed locally for our Eastern Shore

three year anniversary !



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SING! Bay Country Barbershop, Mondays 6pm. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St., Easton, 410-822-0952 Sweet Adelines,Mondays 7-9pm. Makernie Hall, N. Division St., Salisbury. 410-749-1194 WRITE: The Writers’ Bloc, meets 3rd Sat. 1- 3pm, Wicomico Library, Room 3, Salisbury. 410-641-3450 PHOTO: Eastern Shore Camera Clubs: Salisbury; Pocomoke Room, GUC, SU campus. Workshop/Meetings at 7:30pm 2nd & 4th Tues., Easton area; 7pm-9pm, 1st and 3rd Mondays. Wye Oak Room, Talbot County Com.Ctr.. Workshops SENIORS: activities.IRP age 50+. Guerreri Ctr, SU campus, Salisbury. 2pm Tues./ school year. $20/ year. Visitors are welcome. Delmarva Singles 1st Wed., age 50+, 6 pm potluck dinner, Salisbury Chamber of Commerce. 302-846-3138 TOTS: Nature Tales & Craft for Tots; 10-11,1st & 3rd Wed., The Ward Museum lobby, Salisbury. 410-742-4988 x104 MUSIC: Jam Thursdays. 6pm-Eastern Shore Brewing Co. 605 S. Talbot St., Easton. Bring your instruments and play! 410-745-8010 DANCE:1st/Sat. Ballroom Dances 7pm-YMCA, Peachblossom Rd. Easton. 7-8 pm Early bird instruction. Main dance 8-10:30. $12. All ages! 410-822-0566 BINGO! Saturdays 7pm Trappe VFD. 4001 Powell Ave. 25 games,. Fridays. Open 6:30/games7:30pm. Easton Vol. Fire Dept., 410-822-4848 WALK: Costumed Hour Tour of Historic Cambridge. 11am. Long Wharf. $fee. Blackwater Refuge Birdwalks:8amfrom Visitor’s Ctr. TRIVIA: Wedesdays 7pm. Night Cat, 5 Goldsboro St., Easton.


LECTURE:3rd Wed., 7:30pm $6/per; Pemberton Park, Ed. Ctr.




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Professional Pet Grooming 2000 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 410-742-0299 * 410-742-0399 17 years of pretty pets

Michelle’s Pretty Paws PLAY: Delmarva Scrabble Club 1st & 3rd Mon. Barnes & Noble, Salisbury. All levels of players welcome. Free! The Chess Club 2&4th Wed., St Michaels Com. Ctr. 1-3pm. Novice to expert. Intro Chess/age 8+ 3-4:30pm each Wed. 410-745-6716 TOURS; Poplar Hill Mansion 1-4pm, 1&3rd Sun., Salisbury. 410-749-1776 MEETINGS:

Lyme Disease meetings; last Mondays, 6:30 pm Greater Salisbury Building, next to WMDT-TV, in downtown Salisbury. 410-749-LYME

International Women’s Club 6:30, location TBA. Informal dinner & presentation. RSVP to

Silent Peace Vigil Sundays, 2- 3pm Rte13 & College Ave, Salisbury, Signs available. If inclement weather call: 410-546-1466 410-749-1792


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2 1st Friday*Easton 5- 9pm, 2 1st Friday *Chestertown 5pm-8 2 1st Friday* Snow Hill 5-8pm 410-632-3555 2 1st Friday * Ocean City 410-524-9433 9 2nd Friday* Berlin, 5pm-8pm. 443-735-0957 10 2nd Saturday *Cambridge; Downtown. 10 2nd Saturday *Chincoteague; 6-10 pm 16 3rd Friday * Salisbury 5-8pm 410-860-0657 The GREEN Show. 321 High St., Dorchester Center for the arts,Cambridge.MD.

5th-May3 The ‘Green Show’ at Main Street Gallery. Works by top contemporary artists on themes of the environment and sustainability. Reception 3/13, 5-8 pm, open Fri. & Sat., 11am-4pm. 410-228-7782

13-5/7 Don Covington’s Wood Sculptures 9-5 daily, A clever way to use scrap wood from boat building! Skipjack Gallery, Heron Point - 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD 410-778-7300

-9 Attic Artists, with Ellen Lawler Foyer Gallery 16- Spring Juried Members Show 212 Main Street, Salisbury.


6,7 Youth Art Show 1pm-4pm Art League of OC, 94th Street (under the water tower) OC,


5-31 Light and Shadow Chestertown Arts League at 312 Cannon St. in


Chestertown, MD. Thurs, Fri 11-4, Sat 10-4

Fiber Arts knitting, quilting, needlework, papermaking, basketry, and

sculpture. ArtWorks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown, Wed-Fri 12-3, Sat 9-3 410-778-6300

9-30, Myrna McGrath recep. 4/9, 5pm-8pm. Worcester Arts Council, Jefferson St., Berlin, 410-641-0808


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-May 14 “Sources of Black Community: Family and Faith”

Nabb Center. Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-4pm.Photos,memorabilia recount history. 410-543-6312

Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, Md. April 4 “The Randolph Collection” Contemporary American Photography April 13-26 “Biannual Senior Art Student Show”

April 30-May 14 “B.F.A. Students” Fulton Hall Gallery; Tues.-Fri. 10-4pm. 410-548-2547

April 14 “Selected Photographs; Andy Warhol Foundation” April 19-28 “New Horizons” Celebration of the Arts Show/Outsider Art Atrium Gallery; Mon.-Fri.10-4. 410-543-6100 April 13-26 “New Media Senior Show” TETC 153 Electronic Gallery, Teacher Ed/ Tech. Center, Rm 113. 6-8pm, Mon.-

Fri. 11-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm


2-May 9 “Forty Years of Art, Nature and Tradition: The Ward World Championship Retrospective” Reception: 4/ 2, 5-7pm, Ward Museum. Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 12-5 Fee$. 410-742-4988 16-22 Photographic process from the last 150 years 16-May22 Mid-shore student art exhibition Easton Academy of the Arts, 106 South St., Mon. & Fri. 10-4pm, Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10-7pm. Sat. 10-3pm. 410-822-2787

15-30 Fine Art Student Show; Reception 4/15, 4-6 pm Mon.– Fri., 9-5 Mosely Gallery, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Princess Anne, Md.


1 -30 The Eye of the Beholder: Beauty Standards; 19th & Early 20th Centuries Tues-Sat: 10- 4pm, Sun: 1-4pm: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 West Market St., Snow Hill, MD. 410-632-0515


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6am Morning Edition 8am The Takeaway 9am Tell Me More; Michelle Martin 10am Morning Jazz; Yancy Carrigan 12pm Piano Jazz; Marian McPartland 1pm Jazzology; Angel Resto Jr. 4pm All things considered 6pm Marketplace 6:30

In focus with Stephen Williams

7pm Democracy Now! 8pm Evening Jazz; Brian Daniels 10 pm BBC World Service 12am Jazz with Bob Parlocha 6am Morning Edition

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Featuring: 4/7 Moya Brennan Celtic (sister of Enya) 4/9 Carrie Rodriguez Band Alt Country 4/10 The Metropolitan Opera presents Bizetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carmen - Live in HD! (1pm) (On the big screen via satellite) 4/16 Willy Porter Blues/Folk 4/21 VOCO with Moira Smiley & Malcolm Dalglish (7pm) Post-Folk/Vocals 4/23 Joan Rivers Stand-Up Comedy 4/27 Great Big Sea Celtic Rock/Pop And coming soon... 5/5 Jim Brickman 5/8 Shawn Colvin 6/6 Taj Mahal Trio

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“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry..”

2-4 Easter art & craft fair

Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Gnomologia, 1732 10am-3:30pm. OC Convention Center - 40th St./ Bay. Handcrafted items, toys décor, toys here are no passengers wearable art, lawn & garden 410-213-8090

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on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

2, 3 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

At the Chincoteague Combined School. 4586 Main St., Chincoteague Island, VA Marshall McLuhan, 1911-80 Canadian educator, philosopher, and 757-336-6161 scholar. 3 Easter Egg Hunt, 11am, Burbage Funeral Home, W. Federal 1 Spring Reopening Street, Snow Hill, 410-632-9991 10-4, Beauty in the 19th & early 20th c. Julia A. Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, 410-632-0515 3 45th Annual Daffodil Show “Jewels of the Spring,” Noon-4 pm. Prin1 free day 10-5pm, Furnace Town cess Anne Fire Hall. Blooms & arrangements. ADA. Somerset Co. Garden Club. Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill. 410-651-3803, 410-632-2032

1 lecture Perdue Leadership

Series; Robert A. Livingston Holloway Hall, SU 3:30, chief executive officer of Dover Corp., reception follows/Social Room. 410-543-6312

1 Free Job Fair Wor-Wic

3 Berlin Spring Celebration

10am-5pm, Downtown Berlin, MD. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, games, crafters, food vendors, music and entertainment. Easter bonnet parade and Berlin’s annual famous pig races. 410-641-4775

College,Salisbury. 2:30-6pm, Rm 103 Workforce Dev. Center, Come dressed 5 Green Films Paving the Way & & prepared to interview. For info/ to Growing Energy. Holloway Hall, SU reserve booth (biz) 410-334-2903 Campus, Salisbury 410-543-6271

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5, &12 Poetry Reading . William

Hathaway author ”Sightseer”. 7-9pm. 101 Guerrieri Hall, Wor-Wic, Salisbury 410-334-2866

7 Film: Schindler’s List, Crisfield Library.

1pm. Free.


7 Meeting; Veterans Recognition


Committee 6pm, Pleasant Day Adult Day Care Center, Rt. 16, Cambridge, MD.


7 Lecture “An Abundant and Fruitful Land: An Overview of Human Use of the Chesapeake through Archaeology & History” with Dr. Henry J. Miller. Guerrieri Center, Wicomico Rm 7pm. 410-543-6312 open weekends/April Daily starting May 15


Canoe & Kayak Rentals Group Trips Self Guided Adventures

2 River Street

Snow Hill, MD 21863



8 Inviting Wildlife to your Backyard 7:30pm/6$ birds,bees and more!

PembertonPark, Salisbury.


8-10 Eastern Shore Senior Games

Salisbury University, Watch seniors compete for medals from: 50+ in Aquatics, badminton, bowling, cycling, fitness testing, golf, pickleball, pump and 5K run, table tennis, tennis, track/ field, & volleyball. 410-548-3256

8-10 10 Minute Play Festival 8 pm

$5 . Drama/comedy; Adults - 18 and Older. Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Ave., North East, MD If you have a 10-minute play that you would like to submit call; 410-287-1037


9 Film & discussion; COAL COUNTRY 6pm, 2$, Big Coal’s impact on Appalachian communities whose members have worked the mines for generations. The trade-off for coal energy. Potluck/ UU Fellowship, 2812 Old OC Rd., Salisbury, 9 -11 Reach the Beach Cheerleading

All Star & College Internationals Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 8-10. Sun. 8-10. 40th & Bay - OC, MD. Cheer and dance teams compete for the national championship title. 877-322-2310

9 -25 Comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm. $tickets, All Ages, Neil Simon’s ridiculous comedy about comedy writers in the 1950’s. Church Hill Theatre, Church Hill, MD. 410-758-1331

9 Ward Museum Events

Homeschool Days 1-3pm. Kids 5-12. lessons, crafts & games. Pre-register/space limited. 5$. Flying WILD Educator Training 12:30-3:30pm. Bird conservation through activities and environmental stewardship projects. Register $15. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 410-742-4988

9 Night Hike with guide, from 9-10pm Pemberton Historical Park, Salisbury. $fee. 410-860-2447




7:30 8-10 Children’s & Young Adult Literature Festival, Salisbury University. Teachers, students & the public are invited to celebrate books, authors and illustrators. 410-543-6030


8-10 Green Earth Book Awards

art & gifts

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11779 Somerset Avenue, Downtown Princess Anne


gifts . home . art gallery and coffee cafe 9 Snow Hill Rotary Banquet; Teacher of the Year 6pm, Nassawango Country Club, Snow Hill. 410-632-2165 10 Tiny Tykes Hike

11-noon, $6/child ages 2-4* Pemberton Park, Salisbury 410-860-2447

10 Classical Guitar Festival

10am, Holloway Hall, Great Hall, SU, Salisbury. Master classes, the Festival Ensemble, and competition with NPR host Larry Snitzler & guitarist Troy King. 410-677-3269

9 Friday Night Live! Peter Fletcher

Classical guitar 7pm. Wicomico Library, Salisbury, MD. 410-749-3612


9-11 B-Ball Adult Basketball Tournament

Friendly competition. Team entry allows you to join with friends & test your skills. All ages. 127th st./Bay, OC. Register at oceancitymd. gov/recreation 410-250-0125

10 Bus Trip Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Washington, D.C.6:30am. The 98th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo in 1912. Return by 9:30pm. 410-543-6271

10, 11, Daffodil Festival

Flower, Home & Garden Show & 8th Annual Spring Craft Show. Chincoteague Center, VA. 757-894-2334

Dr. Margo Kushner, MSW, PH.D

10 Nature Journaling for Kids

2 pm. Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, MD. 410-632-2566

10 Hikes; Dayhike, 2-4pm, Nightwalk, 7-9 pm, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill,, 410-632-2032

10 Earthday! Blackwater Refuge

4/10,17,25th Bird Walks 8am/from visitor center. Litter Pick-up Day/Earth Day Celebration 9am3pm. Meet at Visitor center. 410-228-2677

10 Project Clean Stream 2010

9-12, Project Clean Stream is an annual stream and shoreline cleanup by volunteers. 410-377-6270

10 Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

“Dust Off The Rust”. Register by 4/5, $175/team; $200/after. Cedar Hill Annex in Bivalve, MD. Full weekend of softball, BBQ, fun. Benefits Westside Community Center. 410-873-2993

10 lecture “Men of Color to Arms”

Dr. Clara Small & the Rev. David Briddell; Nabb Center Gallery 2-4 on their newly published book, on Manumitted Slaves and Free Blacks from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Who Served in the Civil War. A book signing follows. 410-543-6312

11 The Allegheny Ensemble

4pm Great Hall, Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. Rich string sonata and piano trio repertoire. 410-543-6271


has over 25 years experience as a counseling therapist; specializing in relationship issues. Based in Salisbury. For more information

443-366-4352 Burnout & Balance When I asked the owners of the Chesapeake East Calendar Guide what would be their theme for April they said in an enthusiastic voice, “GREEN.” I was a little lost as to how emotionality and “green as a theme” would fit with this column. I turned to the dictionary for assistance. Much to my surprise green was defined as vigor, youth, not withered or worn out. My topic for April was born; burnout. A lot of people in society talk about being burnt out. This is not surprising when one considers the busy pace and life-style so many of us have grown accustomed to. So what is burnout? Burnout can impact your enthusiasm for activities that usually energize you. For example, loss of interest in socializing, or passions about your work, impatience, boredom, avoiding daily tasks that you historically had no difficulty attending to, or difficulty finding humor or joy in your life. If burnout is creeping into your psyche, an excellent idea is to assess if your life is balanced. Balanced individuals generally have life styles that involve healthy choices about diet, exercise, consuming alcohol, relationship choices, continuous learning and a spiritual connectedness to others and the environment.

11 Film: The Messenger

“celebrating local traditions and contemporary cuisine” 104 w. green street, snow hill , maryland


Salisbury Film Society; award-winning film by Oren Moverman, a former Israeli paratrooper, reminds us that the Iraq war continues to draw concerns. Woody Harrelson & Ben Foster are army “Bereavement Notification Specialists” assigned to interface with stricken family members. WorWic Com. College, Guerrieri Univ. Ctr., Salisbury. 410-543-ARTS(2787)

11Easton Easter Egg Hunt, Easton Mainstreet. Courthouse lawn 10am. Party on in Thompson Park, corner of Dover & Washington Sts. Photos with Easter Bunny, fun and games! 11PANCAKE BREAKFAST Oxford Volunteer Fire Department, Route 333. crafts & bake sale tables. 11The Great Clue Caper An Amazing Race

1-6pm. Benefits the Village of Hope. Fifty teams compete to solve puzzles/find clues in Salisbury. Winning team gets $1,000 & $1,000 donation to the 501c3 charity of their choice. Info/register 410-543-9192

11 Earth Day Workday!

10-3pm, All Ages. Pickering Creek Audubon Center, 11450 Audubon Ln, Easton. Register. 410-822-4903

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11 Concert Choir Spring Concert

4pm.University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Ella Fitzgerald Center. Princess Anne, MD. Free. 410-651-6574


12 Lecture: In Spite Of My Own Nature

4:30pm Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library, Washington College, Chestertown, MD Eric S. Mallin on King Lear. 410-778-7899

11-13 New Horizons Outsider Art Show Adult and youth artists from across Maryland. Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Harold M. English Hall, 5262 Woods Rd., Cambridge, MD. 14 Soup Day; St. Paul’s UMC, Cambridge. 11-1pm 205 Maryland Ave. $3.50 for soup, drink, dessert and biscuit. 410-228-1424 15 Annual Hooked Rug Exhibit,

28th St. & Baltimore. Ave., O.C. 410-289-4110

15-17 Dinner Theatre, “Motown & Much Mo’” University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Richard A. Henson Center. Princess Anne, MD. Advanced tickets required. 410-651-6230

16 “April in Paris”6-8pm. 3rd Fri. at

SWAC office, 104A Poplar Hill Ave., Salisbury. 410-543-ARTS(2787)

“Britishmania” Beatles Tribute Band Saturday, April 3rd 7 PM Admission Only $15

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St Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 Talbot Street, St. Michaels, 9-3pm. Beautiful potted geraniums in all colors! 410-745-2534

16 Winter Blues Jam, rescheduled

from an earlier date, 7-11 pm., at the Old Firehouse on W. Green Street, Snow Hill, MD. 410-632-2080

23 103 Market St., Pocomoke, Maryland


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Snow Hill takes being “Green” seriously. In 1977 a volunteer initiative launched town wide curb side recycling of glass, plastics and metals (now picked up each Thursday). Residents take pride in their yards, trees and gardens and the town provides pick-up of the results of pruning on Mondays. Branches are chipped for mulch on town parks. Special pick-up of bulk items to recycle can be arranged. The Farmers Market is an opportunity to buy local foodstuffs, much of which is organic. A walk through the town’s parks and streets, perhaps with a Walking Tour Brochure in hand, will reveal individual “Green” initiatives. SPEAKING OF GREEN - the color, that is - don’t miss Paint Snow Hill on April 16 - 18.

Fifty artists will set up easels in and near Snow Hill on Friday & Saturday. Their works will be shown at “The Wet Paint Sale” on Sunday from Noon - 4, a great time to see how many shades of green you can find! info. 410-632-2080


16-18 Paint Snow Hill Plein Aire Event! 17 Salisbury Barbershop Chorus Wet paint show/sale the 18th, 1-4pm. 410-632-3555

7pm, The Chesapeake Room, Rock Hall Firehouse, Rock Hall, MD. 410-639-7636

16 PickleSplash Improv 8pm, 5$, Comedy Troupe. Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD. 410-287-1037

17 Literacy Alive 11am-3pm, Pre-school to Pre-teen program with SU’s Kappa Delta Pi. Wicomico Library, Salisbury. 410-749-3612

16-18 Pork in the Park

storytelling. Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 410-287-1037 17 OC.Earth Day Clean Up 8:30 at OC Town Hall. Join the MD Coastal Bays Fdn, the OC Surfriders & Town of O.C. Form a team, get free Earth Day Tee Shirts! Support/sponsor Earth Day Celebration($50 or $200.) register; 410-213-2297, ext 107

Kansas City style National bar-b-que cook-off; craft vendors; entertainment, amusement rides, food / beer fest! free parking. Hours: Fri, 4-10pm; Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, 11am-5pm Winterplace Pk, Salisbury. 410-548-4914 800-332-8687

17 A Magic Carpet Ride to Morocco

7pm. Benefit Talbot County CASA. Evening of enchantment; dinner, open bar, entertainment. National Guard Armory, Harrison St., Easton. Advanced reservation required; $175 per person. 410-822-2866

17 SPRING EVENT, 6-10pm at The Oaks! Silent & Live Auction, Open Bar, Great Food, Music. Benefit Building Dreams for Youth Foundation, $100 per person. 410-819-3780 17,18 “Music of Disney” Easton

Choral Arts Society. Avalon Theatre, Easton.

17 Fishing Family Nature Club

Gear is provided! Register. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 410-742-4988

17 Celtic Festival 8pm, $tickets. Dance, music,

17 LSE Bull Roost 5-11pm, $25 per person, Music, Beer, Prizes. Salisbury Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD 410-749-6183x119 17 Citizens Forum Monthly Concerned Citizens of the Mid-shore Legislative Breakfast 8am. Open to all; Designed to inform Business Owners & Citizens of Federal, State, Regional & Local legislative issues. City Stage, register: 410-476-3207 17 FUN DOG SHOW! Registrer 9am.

10-2pm show & Grand Parade, Benefit Dorchester County Humane Society & Christ Church. Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, MD. (must have immunization tags, Dogs must be 6 months +older, on short leash only.) 410-228-3161


40th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival April 23-25

Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland

see original artworks inspired by nature and tradition - making this event what many have referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world”! Benefit auction, seminars, demonstrations, fieldtrips, children’s activities and over 100 exhibitor booths of artisans and art supplies. 410-742-4988

Residential & Commercial SERVICES

410. 749.3316 Charles Brown 6581 Hobbs Road, Salisbury, MD

Family Owned Business Serving Delmarva Since 1959 17 Bus Trip to Mt. Vernon. Guided 19-22 Wildfowl Carving Class

tours of the archeology laboratory, gristmill/ Ward Museum, Salisbury. Learn techniques to create award-winning entries from champion carvers. distillery & Great Garden Sale. Dinner in Old 410-742-4988 Town Alexandria on your own. 410- 572- 5993

20 Salisbury Chorale 17Pitch in-SU annual community cleanup day. Students help tidy-up Salisbury 7:30 St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, neighborhoods. 410-543-6030 Riverside Dr. , Salisbury. Featuring music for brass and choir. $10 donation 410-543-6386 18-24 Salisbury University Green Week

Campus wide focus on local environmental actions & global solutions for sustainability. 410-543-6271 18-24 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycle 2010â&#x20AC;? Comma Gallery recycled art works from telephone-wire baskets from Africa to bowls pressed from vintage record albums. 410-543-6271

21-24 Annual Spring Dance Concert

8pm Holloway Hall Auditorium. Amazing choreography, tap by artist Deborah Robertson and a Fosse-style jazz finale by guest artist Lynne Mariani. Costs$, 410-543-6338


21 Do’s & Don’ts of Pets

23-25 Wine& Food Fest! St Michaels 2 pm Pet Ownership Program, Snow Hill Library, Support the charitable needs of our community. Free., 410-632-3495 Visit 410-745-5554

21 Salisbury Festival Kick-Off

23-24 Sweet Adelines Competition

Golf Tournament, Green Hill Yacht & Country Club. $tickets. 40th Street & Bay, OC, MD. Fri. afternoon Registration includes cart, driving range, green & Sat., “Show of Champions” Sat. at 8pm. fees, lunch, beverages, BBQ for $500 for a 717-529-3129 some or $125 for an individual player. 410-749-0144 23-25 Ward World Championship

22 POET Stanley Plumly, 7-8:30pm. 101

Wildfowl Carving Competition & Art Festival

Fri., 10 -5; Sat., 9-5; Sun.,10 -4 , OC Convention Guerrieri Hall, Wor-Wic Com. College, Rte 50, Ctr./40th St. & Bay, OC,MD. 40th annual event Salisbury. 410-334-2866 features carvers in competition for the world’s most prestigious awards in wildfowl art. Judg22 Star Gazers- Meteor Shower! ing, auctions, seminars, demonstrations and 7:30-9pm, $ fee. Pemberton Historical Park, Children’s activities. Over 100 exhibitor booths Pemberton Drive, Salisbury. Bring a lawn chair, & 410-742-4988 telescope or binoculars if you have them. Hot Cocoa. Dress warmly ! 410-860-2447 23-25 Kite Expo Fri.-Sun., 9-9pm, Great spectator and participant event! Kites of all kinds 22 MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY flown for display and in competition. Downtown 7:30pm. Easton Church of God, 1009 N. Washington Boardwalk, OC, MD 410-289-7855 Street, Easton. Pre-concert talk 6:30pm, $fee. 1-888-846-8600 23-25 28th Annual Salisbury Festival Entertainment, car show, carnival, block 22-27 Delmarva Birding Weekend party, food, children’s activities, “Wee Race,”arts See website for details. Outdoor FUN! Trips by foot, & crafts, mini-Grand Prix. Hours: Fri, 4-11pm; Sat, kayak, canoe, or boats, with experienced guides. 10am-10pm; Sun. noon-5pm. Riverwalk Park/ Social events/ more. 800-852-0335 Downtown, Salisbury, Md. 410-749-0144

22-25 Bay Bridge Boat Show 24 Chili Fiesta Fly-In small planes, hot Eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Kent dogs & chili. Massey Aerodrome, Massey, 10Island, MD. 4pm 410-928-5270


28th Annual

Salisbury Festival April 23-25, 2010

Downtown Salisbury & Riverwalk Park

Presented by Comcast and the City of Salisbury Community Performances, Demonstrations & Exhibitions Carnival & 10-4pm Three stages of entertainers Free Block Party all day long on the Arts on the Plaza Stage, sponsored by Pepsi 4-11pm Government Plaza Stage, music by The Permilla Project and Court Street Stage! 6pm Riverwalk Park on the Wicomico River Salisbury Festival Car Show Food, beverages, carnival rides, & more! Hosted by Wheels that Heal Car Club Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony East Main St.- registration begins at 9am Saturday Afternoon Block Party Saturday, April 24th Cat Country’s Delmarva Wee Race Star Challenge- 3-5pm Sponsored by Vernon Powell Shoes 5-8pm Music by CherryBud and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Live entertainment 10:30am foot race for ages 2-9 food, beverages, & much more! Stadium, Wicomico Sr. High School Municipal Government Works Display Market Place Downtown 10-4pm Sponsored by City of Salisbury East Main St. & Division St. 10 -2. on Market Street Local clubs and businesses will have displays. Don’t miss your favorite strolling Crafts for Kids costumed characters! Free crafts and activities Arts on the Plaza 10-4pm for children all day long

Friday, April 23rd

Sponsored by AI&G, SWAC, US, Inc, and Arts & Entertainment Steering Committee

Sunday, April 26th

Arts & Crafts booths line the downtown plaza children’s arts activities & live entertainment Food & Beverages 10-4pm Main Street 10-8pm Riverwalk & Market Street 8th Annual Festival Park & Flea

Carnival Rides Noon-5 p.m. Wristbands available. Beer Tasting Event, 12:30-5pm, Riverfront Park Free Admission and free parking in the City Parking Garage all weekend!

Held in the parking lot in front of the State Office Complex off of Rt. 13

or visit

Sponsored by Urban Salisbury, Inc.


April 24 Earth Day. Ways to Celebrate!

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Harbor Queen invite you to examine Bay waters up close! Learn about conservation. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 10 am-noon. 410-268-7601

ZOO Camp

2010Kindergarten thru 8th Grade

24 Earth Day & Zoo Stampede 5k

5k Run/Walk 9am at the Salisbury Zoo. (see races pg) Earth Day begins at 10am at the Salisbury Zoo. Green exhibits, Kid stuff & demonstrations on rain gardens, rain barrels, composting and butterfly gardens. The City of Salisbury e-cycling truck will take your old electronics! Special Earth Day T-shirts! Sponsored by Delmarva Power. (giving away free CFL light bulbs and Dogwood trees) 410-548-3188

24 Annual Mutt Strut, Pet Fair & Earth Day Celebration 10am - 4pm, live music, farmers’ market and family fun; Fountain Park - Chestertown, MD. 410-778-5411 24 Board Walkin’ for Pets 9am to noon,

Ocean City Boardwalk. Benefit The Worcester County Humane Society. Register

24 Wicomico Environmental Trust’s

Alternative Energy Workshop. 9-11:30 am.

FREE. Practical information for homeowners and small businesses regarding installing small-scale solar, wind, and geothermal systems.-including tax incentives and funding opportunities. Henson Science Center (1st floor. rm 103), Salisbury University. Coffee & refreshments. Donations helpful. 410-713-8986




Svaroopa Yoga

Classes available for all students: Mondays 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays 6 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. & gentle 4 p.m. $14.00 walk-ins welcome 4 for $53.00, 8 for $99.00 Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, all props supplied. No registration necessary.

The Yoga Center on Somerset 11775 Somerset Ave, Downtown Princess Anne, MD

410.651.5999 classes yoga therapy retreats

24 Philosophy Symposium â&#x20AC;&#x153;When

Thinkers Flee the Public Square: How to Renew the Practice of Philosophy in Politics,â&#x20AC;? a symposium in honor of Dr. Francis Kane. SU campus, Salisbury. 410-543-6030

24 Owl Prowl, 7pm, Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, $3 per person.


24 Archeology Dig, 1-4pm, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill, 410-632-2032

24 Oxford Day Annual day of fun starts with a

pancake breakfast: 10K Race/5K Walk/Dog Walk. Family Hour & Music in Town Park; Oxford Marketplace; Dog Show; Gospel Concert at Waters UM Church; Activities at Oxford Lab; & the Oxford Day Parade! See the Oxford Museum, Fire Company and the Oxford/Bellevue Ferry. 410-724-1216

24 Nanticoke River Shad Festival

Vienna, MD. Celebrate the return of the American Shad to the Nanticoke River. Tasty!

25 All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast

7:30 - 11 am, $7 adult, $3 children ages 3 to 12, Free for children under age 3. Galena Fire House, Galena, MD. 410-648-5050

25 Spring Photo Contest 1pm.$.For rules see-


25 UMES Honors Band and Choir Concert 4pm Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Princess Anne. 410-651-6571


Steppin’ out into Spring!

Gift registry, skin & beauty care, unique things for you & yours... lifestyle gifts, candles & room scents, stuffed animals & toys, custom designs & accessories. PLUS curbside pick-up

SALISBURY’S BOUTIQUE PHARMACY 8:30 am-7 pm Mon-Fri. 9 am-5 pm Sat. 1147 Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, Maryland


25 Taste of the Town Chestertown! noon - 3 pm , Sample creations from area restaurants. .Wilmer Park, Chestertown, MD. 443-480-1987 25 MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY

3pm, Rt 589, Ocean Pines, OC, MD. Pre-concert talk 2pm, 1-888-846-8600

25 Multicultural Showcase

Guerrieri Center/ Wicomico Room, SU campus. Traditions of art, music and dance from cultures around the world. 410-543-6030

28 Multicultural Festival Day

11-3pm Pergola, Gazebo & University Hill Enjoy a day celebrating the diverse cultures at SU with an assortment of performers, cultural demonstrations, local vendors and international food samples. 410-543-6030

28 Music Behind Walls: Dawn

All things

mother & child... naturally, of course!

toys . books . gifts . gear

Historic Downtown Princess Anne

11779 Somerset Avenue

410-621-5398 Just 12 smiles south of Salisbury k Plus a mommy center

Ovando and the Willams Project. Crisfield Library - 6pm 410-968-0955

28 St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flower Fair St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Methodist Church 205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge, MD. 29 South Pacific Luncheon

Asbury Church UMW 62nd Potpourri Luncheon, Salisbury. 11am Fellowship Hall. Features Paradise Bakery, Show of Enchantment, Hat Contest, Fashion Show, Good Neighbor Award, nominations. $15. 410- 749-2131


e Whitehaven Hotel Circa 1810

e Whitehaven Hotel

Feel a world away in a local way at , a Bed & Breakfast on the Wicomico River. Offering beautiful accommodations, full breakfasts, outdoor activities including kayaking, biking and Seachaser boat cruises. See our dinner specials and more details online at or call (410) 873-2000

Seachaser Cruises Captain Bob Culver ~ (410) 430-9079

Bordeleau Winery Tours Sunset Cruises Special Occasions

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run it...

April 3-5, Eastern Shore Senior Games, Salisbury, MD.

Your running and wellness specialists

4/10 . 2010 Crab Run Half Marathon 8am, 3 hours. Benefits YMCA Dorchester Cross Country Team. 410-221-0505 4/11 . 8th LDAF Race for Autism Half Marathon 5k run & walk Benefit for Lower De. Autism Fdn. start/finish at Irish Eyes Restaurant in Lewes, DE. 4/24 . Healthy U 5K RUN, 7:30am. Walk 8:30, Salisbury University track & Field Complex. Register $. 410-742-9202 4/24 . Zoo Stampede 5k Run/Walk, 9am at the Salisbury Zoo. Free Shirts to the first 125 folks. Sponsor-VP Shoes. Register at VP Shoes or 4/24 . The Oxford Day 10K Run & 5K fun walk 8am. Register online at 4/25 . 4th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/2-Mile Fun Walk. 6:30pm Salisbury Zoo.


4/30 -5/1 . American Cancer Society Relay for Life Salisbury University Intramural Fields. Register: 5/1 . Frederick Douglass YMCA 10-miler & Race Day Fest; route taken by the enslaved Douglass. 9am. / Festival Hours: 11-4. Benefit the YMCA & FDHS. â&#x20AC;¨ 410-822-0566

2401 E. Naylor Mill Rd. (behind the Mall) Salisbury, MD 410-749-4561 ! VPSHOES



...races .



Eat fresh, healthy, delicious food & keep your money feeding the local economy.

* Cambridge Farmer’s Market Thursdays 3:30-6:30 . Main St., Cambridge. 410-310-6093 * Berlin Farmers Market Fridays 10-3. Downtown Berlin. 410-641-4775 * Pocomoke Farmers Market * Fridays 8-12 Next to Cypress Park, Market St., Pocomoke 410-957-1333 * Salisbury Farmers Market * Saturday 8-1:00 Across from the Ramada Inn, off Rt.13, downtown Salisbury (parking lot16). 443-783-3495 Organic farmers: Tuesdays, 4-6pm Asbury,United Methodist Church, Camden Ave. Salisbury * Snow Hill Farmer’s Market * Tuesdays 2-6, On the river: municipal parking lot, Green Street, 410-632-2080 * OC Farmer’s Market * Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-1. Phillips Parking Lot, 42nd St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-860-2607 * Princess Anne Farmer’s Market * Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. (WIC coupons accepted.) 410-651-1818 * Easton Farmer’s Market * Saturdays 8am-1 Wednesday 1-6pm. Town Parking lot off Harrison Street * St. Michaels Farmer’s Market * Saturdays 8:30am-11:30. Muskrat Park on St. Michael’s Harbor * Oxford Farmer’s Market Wednesdays , 4-6pm in the front circle drive of the Oxford Community Center. ! Not all Farmers Markets open in to inquire.

organic vegetables all summer pasture raised meat all year real food. 443.783.3495 nutters cross rd. salisbury. md



Eastern Shore Pharmacy

NEW natural tooth paste BURTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEES ! 23.4

PHONE: 410-749-5253 Fax: 410-749-6345

FREE DELIVERY Senior Citizen Discount & fast, friendly service. Hours 9-5:30 Mon.-Fri., Sat. 9-1pm Pharmacist/Owner ; Bob Elliott

FIND US: Across from the Hospital, on Eastern Shore Dr. & Carroll St. in Salisbury.


Birds Nest


1 pkge chocolate chips 1/4 c. peanut butter 1 can crunchy Chinese noodles 1 bag of Robin’s Eggs (malted candies)

Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat. The best way to do that is to stir it every minute until it is smooth. Mix in the noodles and spoon into little “nests” onto wax paper.

Press two or three robin’s eggs into the center of the cookie. The Cadbury Mini-Eggs work really well, but you can substitute with jelly beans, yogurt covered raisins, Jordan almonds, etc. Refrigerate until hard. Sweet little Easter (or Spring) gifts.

super easy and fun to make with your children! new traditions......


Cherish Life With EFT What stands in your way to joy and balance in your life? Is it stress, pain, anxiety or maybe a serious disease? Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help!

EFT is a complementary therapy. It is often referred to as acupuncture without needles. EFT points to the link between our physical health and our emotions. It is painless, and gentle and even children can do it. EFT often works when nothing else will! The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH recognizes that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has scientific proof of effectiveness and safety.

We all want to help ourselves and play a role in our wellbeing or healing. EFT does just that. A cancer survivor myself, I have seen remarkable results.

May you cherish the minutes of your life!

Beth Gibbons EFT Practitioner

410-726-0278 Visit; and schedule a free session. LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN ALL Maryland & Delaware Courts CALL for Consultation call 24/7 toll-free 800.773.9903 or 410.749.1805 126 N. Division St. , Salisbury 110 N. Pine St., Seaford, DE.

GEORGE G. STROTT, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW Former Assistant States Attorney for Wicomico County Over 25 years of experience

Auto Accidents & Personal Injury Medical Malpractice/ Birth Injuries DUI, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Compensation, Domestic Violence, Separation and Divorce, Debt Relief Agency All major credit cards accepted.

No April Fools: Spring Garden Tricks


Select & plant fruit frees & berry plants. (full sun) plant now perennial veggies & peas, carrots, spinach, beets, cauliflower, cabbage... plant seeds for salad mix. herbs . asters cosmos. marigolds & zinnias Beans & corn toward the end of April. divide & place daylillies, iris, daisies, phlox & chrysanthemums deadhead spent blossoms.


Take weeds...In fact-please. If your garden is anything like mine, you should have plenty of weeds growing amidst foundation plants thinking they have a chance. Tackle them early and put them under a bush. (Not the compost pile because of weed seeds) After your weeds are under control, your soil and future planting will benefit from a 2 to 4-inch layer of mulch. Mulch not only puts a nice finishing touch over bare dirt, but will improve your soil by benefitting drainage, save on water and even prevent some weeds from germinating. (Place any bark mulches away from wood structures- they can create a wood spore mold.) NEXT: Tubing and drip emitters are inexpensive and available at any garden center. Drip irrigation is ideal for flowers, vegetables and individual planting. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a large area, consider traditional sprinklers or soaker hoses. If you have drip or sprinkler systems in place, this is the time to test them out, unclog sprinkler heads and buy replacement parts. For individual plants like roses and fruit trees, consider forming dirt basins around their bases. This allows for deep soaking and encourages deep, healthy roots rather than simply sprinkling surface roots. Be wise about watering: 50%-70% of a typical American familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water usage per year goes to the lawn and garden. To save, make sure your sprinklers are set to water your garden, not the cement around it. You can keep your grass lush by not cutting it so short. Longer grass keeps the moisture in because of the shade that is created by the long blades. Also, make sure that the ground is dry before you water it, more plants die of over-watering, rather than under-watering! Never water your plants midday, when the sun is at its hottest, up to 30% will evaporate. Set your sprinkler for early in the morning, and watch your garden thrive!

The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland’s greatest economic and environmental treasure. Since the 1950s, the Bay has experienced a decline in water

quality due to over enrichment of unwanted nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. The major contributors to nutrient discharge in the bay are wastewater effluent, urban and agricultural runoff, and air deposition/pollution. By enacting the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act and the Maryland Healthy Air Act, Maryland is now a national leader in air and water quality improvements.

But despite that commitment and hard work, along with billions of taxpayers’ dollars spent to study and combat the Chesapeake’s pollution problems, the Bay as a living ecosystem remains on the brink. Each of the previous three major clean up deadlines that politicians have set for themselves has been missed by a wide margin. The impending 2010 restoration goals will be no different, and throughout, run-off pollution has been the primary reason. head of the Manokin River


large scale commercial farming still loads an estimated 39 percent of the nitrogen pollution and 45 percent of the phosphorus pollution into the Bay, turning it into an oxygen-starved dead zone for many keystone species; including the Chesapeakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restoring underwater grasses.The Environmental Working Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (EWG) ongoing review of current state and federal policies for the Bay, makes clear that the patchwork of federal and state policies and programs that guide agriculture pollution control around the watershed cannot and will not come close to solving the problem. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a new chapter in our collective efforts to save the Chesapeake. Its up to us...

Opportunities to help your Bay


up stuff that chokes the Bay

down! stuff that restores balance to the Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring

Program measures key components of the ecosystem, including pollutant inputs, water quality, habitat and living resources. This information is vital for evaluating the progress of management actions aimed at restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Records determine the attainment of water quality criteria and to provide guidance for future action. Monitoring data is also used fo research and efforts to model the Bay ecosystem. Citizens may assist in the effort. See for yourself...


Local Watershed Groups:

Waterfront Folks: Make your pier a temporary home providing protection and care for the young oysters, and contribute to the Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welfare. Thousands of organisms will inhabit your cages, which will become miniature living oyster reefs suspended from the pier. Each time you pull a cage onto your dock youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll view an abundance of aquatic life such as mud crabs, grass shrimp, worms, and numerous fish such as blennies, gobys, baby eels and minnows - an educational and inspiring experience for you and your family. Additionally, each cage with spat at about one inch in size will filter up to 50 gallons per hour per cage. Oysters and other creatures in the cage eat and remove algae, which is far too abundant in the Bay. There are many regions within Chesapeake Bay in which habitat conditions are suitable for bay grass growth, but are currently lacking vegetation, probably due to a lack of adequate seed or propagule sources. By identifying and strategically planting or reseeding beds in these areas, it is expected that these beds would serve as a seed source to greatly accelerate natural revegetation on a much larger scale. Teachers and students may participate in restoration programs.




roll with us!

Burnett-White tire & auto 412 E. Main Street, Salisbury 410-742-2222 Your Hometown Auto Center 69 years young

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.â&#x20AC;? -Jerry Garcia

Greg Felthousen, DDS, MS

Specialist in Periodontics Fellow University of Maryland Implant Prosthodontics 304 Dogwood Dr., Salisbury, MD 21801 (410)548-1096

horn point. cambridge

Horn Point Laboratory, 2020 Horn Point Rd, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge MD 21613. : 410-228-8433

When you really think about it, saving the Bay has to start in the water. The Chesapeake Bay is a complex eco-system further complicated by run-off of chemicals and particles from acres of impervious surfaces, failed septic and inadequate storm water systems, fertilizers from farms and poultry operations along with acid rain and Jennifer Bosch. an HPL graduate student. other human impacts. Horn Point scientists work in the water to identify solutions for restoration of the health of the Bay. They sample and analyze the water at many locations, in all seasons, for multiple years. They extract mud and sand (cores) from the bottom and examine the contents; measuring temperature, oxygen levels, depth and currents. Scientists physically handle fish, oysters, sturgeon, worms and grasses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the plants and animals that live in the water. This work is hands-on, high-tech, academic and labor intensive. Advocacy groups, policy makers and legislators depend on the results of this research to determine the steps that lead from the present condition of the water to the future of a healthy Bay for our children and grandchildren.

Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon







Tours of Horn Point Lab:

You are invited to learn more about this world of marine science by joining one of the tours that takes place Tuesdays & Saturdays at 10am during warm weather. Please visit our web-site for details:

Learn key facts about the Bay, how Horn Point research is performed and actions citizens can take to help restore the Bay.

Kids’ Bay Adventures summer programs

This summer Horn Point offers a great summer program of week-long “Kid’s Bay Adventures” to connect children throughout the area to their Chesapeake Bay outdoor world. Topics are age-appropriate, interesting and fun. Check out the web-site. April 20 - Out of the Fire - Into the Bay dinner and science panel. Make your reservation at Out of the Fire restaurant in Easton for a three-course gourmet dinner followed by a talk on wind power from the scientific perspective of ocean wind to the local practicalities of wind mills. $45. Phone 410-770-4777. Horn Point is one of three laboratories of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. For more information about the lab, contact Liz Freedlander at or 410-221-8433.

Dr. Elizabeth North, an HPLprofessor.


La Forrest L. Simmons and Stephen Chase, Louis J. Feuchter, 1938

Fishing the Crazy Ivan/Bushwacker, ©Marc Castelli

New Exhibits Lasting Reflections: Feuchter and Castelli Two Centuries on the Chesapeake Opening May 1

Presenting two of the Chesapeake’s finest marine artists whose works span the 20th and 21st centuries. Their art captures the sailing vessels, landscapes and people on the Bay from the last days of commercial sail to today.

A Rising Tide in the Heart of the Chesapeake Opening March 27 Combining the world-class photography of David Harp with the words of acclaimed naturalist writer Tom Horton, this exhibition dramatically illustrates the loss of land and its effect on people on the Bay’s islands.


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland w 410-745-2916 Visit for a complete events schedule.


Arsenic, a Class A carcinogen, shouldn’t have a

place on our dinner plates or in our water glasses. Yet many poultry producers have been putting arsenic into chicken feed for decades which translates into 1.1 billion pounds of manure the birds create in Maryland annually, that can seep into our water. Maryland should ban arsenic in chicken feed. Take a stand, contact your legislators today and urge them to ban feed containing arsenic in Maryland. Arsenic is one of the most toxic substances on the planet. It’s been linked to heart disease, diabetes and declines in brain function. Poultry companies claim to use arsenic as an antibiotic for the chickens. It also explodes the birds’ blood vessels, making them appear pinker and plumper. The European Union has already banned this use of arsenic, and we should too. - Brad Heavner


Maintain Your Septic System If a septic system fails, its untreated waste can seep into rivers, ground-water, and into the Bay. Your system is not working properly if drains and toilets drain slowly or if effluent seeps upward from the ground. Never use your toilet as a garbage can. Use your garbage disposal sparingly to reduce grease and solids in your septic system, and keep heavy equipment off the drainage area. Call MD Dept. of the Environment; (410) 631-3652 for helpful info.

Contain Chemical Spills

If pesticides, oil, gasoline, or similar products leak or spill onto the garage floor, driveway, or other hard surface, do not wash down the area. This will cause further contamination and may carry the material to storm drains or other water resources. Surround the contaminated area with dirt and sprinkle sawdust, kitty litter, or other absorbent material over the spill. Put the material into a strong plastic bag and put the bag in the trash. Call MD Dept. of the Environment, Waste Management (410) 631-3305 for more chemical solutions.


$ 2 5 . 0 0 r e b a t e o n Tr e e p u r c h a s e

To encourage Marylanders to plant and be counted, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now holding monthly prize drawings for citizens who register trees at this site through April 30, 2010. In May, a Grande Prize Drawing will be held for a Yacht Tour for 10 people! See site for participating nurseries & to down load coupon.


april 7th

a r b o r d a y. o r g

PLANT A TREE ; Forests are our most strategically important natural resource. Trees protect water quality, clean our air and provide wildlife habitat. One large tree can eliminate 5,000 gallons of stormwater runoff each year, and well placed trees can help reduce energy costs by 15 to 35 percent. Trees also enhance our quality of life, beautifying neighborhoods and highways, providing sound barriers and shade, and helping increase property values. Today the State of Maryland is partnering with businesses, communities and citizens to help fund and plant new tree cover. Our State agencies are working to plant 1 million new trees by 2011, and encouraging private citizens to plant 50,000 trees by 2010.

seems like a nice way to spend the afternoon..

what.da.yano? Earth Day April 22, 2010

From not-so-humble beginnings in 1970, when 20 million participated across the U.S., Earth Day has grown into a global tradition, with a billion expected to take part in 2010. In the late 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cities were choked with air pollution and there were documented cases of rivers catching on fire. Despite the clear crisis, green issues were absent from the U.S. political agenda, which frustrated Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, whose campaigns for the environment through much of the 1960s had fallen flat. In 1969 Nelson hit on the idea of an environmental protest modeled after anti-Vietnam War demonstrations called teach-ins. A grassroots fire was lit, and years of important legistration has followed. Go Gaylord!

Union of Concerned Scientists

are an independent voice for policy change, focused on developing science-based solutions to important environmental and security issues.


Adkins Arboretum


Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, Maryland is a haven for children and adults, birders, cyclists, artists, hikers, and others who share the sheer joy of being in nature. Great blue herons fish for meals in the wetland, while bees, butterflies, and other pollinators zip through gardens awash in a riot of color. The woodland is leafy, green, cool, and inviting. Nearly 20,000 visitors annually explore this 400-acre native garden and preserve located just a short distance from highways well-known to beach travelers. Dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of the Delmarva Peninsula’s native plants, Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden in the Mid-Atlantic that focuses solely on plants native to the region. Preserving native flora means helping wildlife, conserving resources, and helping to preserve the region’s natural identity. The Arboretum’s position at the junction of the Piedmont and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain creates a unique location where northern and southern plant life overlaps. The result is a diverse habitat that supports more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns—a living museum where visitors gain an appreciation of the native plant habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, are fundamental to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and enrich our lives by providing a beautiful and interesting environment.

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Adkins Arboretum

P.O. Box 100 12610 Eveland Road Ridgely, MD 21660 410-634-2847 ext. 0 Adjacent to Tuckahoe State Park, with a backdrop of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and gardens, the Arboretum offers a beautiful setting in which to enjoy the Eastern Shore’s native landscape. At the Visitor’s Center, 10-4pm daily, learn about the Arboretum’s history and mission by watching an orientation video, or peruse the gift shop for jewelry, gardening tools, and nature-inspired gifts. Self-guided tour maps, a schedule of programs and events, an audio tour, and information about what’s in bloom are all available here. Offering the region’s largest selection of native plants, the Arboretum native plant nursery will open for the growing season on May 8. The Arboretum’s diverse habitat winding through four miles of paths makes it an ideal site for birding. Recently designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon MD-DC, the Arboretum is home to Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, Eastern Bluebird, Red-Wing Blackbird, and many others, while playing host to countless migratory species as a stop on the Atlantic Flyway. Year-round education, cultural programs, summer camps and pre-school activities explore the link between native plants, land stewardship, and the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Sense of Wonder Sunday family programs, last Sunday/month, family time outdoors together. Guided walks Saturdays at 11 a.m. through November. Soup ’n Walk program “Nature, Nurture, and Nutrition”a guided walk followed by a delicious, healthy lunch and a talk about the nutrition behind the meal. (Sign up early to reserve a spot!)

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above & beyond Ellie Altman Executive Director of Adkins Arboretum

P.O. Box 100, 12610 Eveland Road Ridgely, MD 21660 410-634-2847 ext. 0, (Ellie; pictured at the Annual Arboretum Gala, fund raiser. This year’s event will be held October 18th, 2010.) Background: A North Carolinian, Altman moved to Queen Anne’s County in 1993 with her husband Richard, an architect and land planner. Altman took a circuitous route to her job at the Arboretum. She studied dance, education, landscape architecture, earned three college degrees, and worked as a volunteer coordinator, education administrator, landscape designer, and environmental advocate before joining the Arboretum staff. Making it work: Through a unique public-private partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Altman leads a not-for-profit organization that leases the state-owned Arboretum. Over the last decade, Adkins Arboretum’s budget tripled, visitation doubled, and membership increased from a few dozen to 1,300. Through the recession its programs and visitation have continued to grow. The Arboretum’s mission is to promote land stewardship. Its 400-acres of native meadows and woodlands are a model for conservation landscaping practices.

people that go above & beyond in 58 Acknowledging serving their workplace & the greater community.

“The Shore is a treasured landscape, and I am blessed to have the good work of helping others understand, appreciate and work toward protecting what they value; the unique natural habitats that define its character.” How do you recharge? Even working in the bucolic setting of an arboretum can be stressful. Unpleasant entanglements with the contentious opposition to a proposal in neighboring Ruthsburg for a U.S. Foreign Service training facility has led Altman to seek solace in enjoying time with her Vizsla puppy whom she jogs with every morning to the beat of her favorite music “shuffling” on her iPod. What’s ahead? Altman recognizes that a strong leader is the steward of an institution’s vision. It takes a steady hand to keep an institution of any size on a course toward a vision and that is her proudest accomplishment. This year the Arboretum will begin construction on a new entrance and visitor’s center that will demonstrate the sustainable practices the Arboretum is committed to teaching. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, this fall the Arboretum will begin construction of a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and Native Garden Gateway to house its educational offerings and demonstrate best practices in conservation and land stewardship. Get involved! Programs for adults include conservation landscaping workshops, arts and crafts, the region’s ecology and gardening with native plants. Volunteer to help

Arbor Day Run, Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m.

Runners, walkers, families, and nature enthusiasts are invited to enjoy emerging signs of spring as they travel the Arboretum trails on a cross-country run. 5K Run, a One-Mile Family Fun Run, and a 100-yard dash for kids. Register online – and click on Programs and Events/Calendar.


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1: SWITCH to: Green Household Cleaners, less than $5.00/each 2: Biodegradable Trash Bags, less than $10.00/Box 3: Herb & Vegetable Plants, $3.00+/each 4: Solar Panel Landscape Lighting, $4.00/Light 5. Compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs generally save $30 over their lifetime, all while using 75% less energy and lasting ten times longer than their incandescent peers. They also create less heat. 6. INSTALL: Window shade/curtains- block solar in summer/contain heat in cold months. 7. Weather stripping, $3.00+/Box; around doors, windows and place vapor block squares in all electric sockets. Keeps heat & AC in! 8: Leak-Detecting Color Tabs, usually FREE at hardware stores- if you determine a problem, these may help locate it. 9: Water-Saving Flappers, $6.00+/each. Actually time the filling of the toilet bowl, therefore reducing overall consumption- or simply place a brick in the water-tank. 10: Flow-Reducing Washers, $.99+/each Flow-reducing washers are a big solution in a tiny package, and easy to insert into your faucets. Low-flow faucets and shower heads, have been proven to cut water consumption in homes by as much as 50%. w a s t e n o t w a t e r Saving water helps the Bay by reducing the volume of water going through sewage treatment plants. It also saves you money. In one day, a dripping faucet wastes 20 gallons of water and a leaking toilet 200 gallons. If your water meter dial moves when no water is running you have a leak. Use water sparingly while brushing your teeth, washing dishes, or shaving. Install a water conservation shower head and take short showers instead of baths. Flush in the morning. (night toilet policy) Call MD Dept. of the Environment at (410) 631-3567 for info.


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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Muesum Vice President of Operations, St Michaels

CBMM has gone green.

“First off, establish a baseline audit of your energy usage. Go over all aspects; including seasonal variations and work toward better efficiency and savings. Simple things like turning it off when it isn’t in use, installing timers, programmable thermostats, and installing compact florescent lighting. Our exhibits have LEED lighting, even the lighthouse exhibit, the beacon is visible for miles! From 2007-2010 we have realized a 20% savings in electric- saving $30,000.00 per year!” At right:

7 watt CFL “lighthouse beacon”

Lad Mills

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Boat Donation. Program Manager

“We recycle about 140 boats a year! I keep a bike here at work, for short errands around St. Michaels, even though we live in Easton. We have recycled for years at home!”

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Emily Chandler

Piazza Italian Market, Easton

“We buy organic foods from small producers, that make things with traditional techniques and biodynamic farming practices.”

Andi Tassencourt, & Ryk Lessor Green Energy Designs, Easton

Wind & Solar on the Shore

“We educate the public about and promote alternative energy systems. We stock products made from recycled materials in our store. We are serious recyclers both at the business & home!”

Heather Sally Five Gables Inn & Spa

“We recycled/ renovated the five buildings that make up our Inn and Spa. All our cleaning and laundry solvents are organic. Plant-based Aveda products are used in our salon.”

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