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■ Page 2...........Parents Perspective ■ Page 4......................Islands of Fun ■ Page 6...............................Tech Talk ■ Page 10......Community Connection ■ Page 11......................Healthy Living

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TECH k l A T Last week had to be a tough week for dictators and deceitful leaders all over the world. So what really contributed to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi? We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s good to be King”. I’m not so sure about that anymore. The Libyan people just couldn’t be kept in the dark any longer. Technology has reached levels that allow communication and information to flow freely to people around the world, and that includes Libya. And if the king can’t keep his citizens in the dark, he might have some splainin’ to do. Note to world leaders, whatever you do will be shared, scrutinized and communicated to billions of people. Good, bad or otherwise, the people have a world wide web! The days of the telegraph are gone. Information is being shared around the world at lightning like speeds. There is nowhere to hide. I like to watch a weekly show called CBS Sunday Morning. There was a short segment this week that really caught my attention. It should have been titled, “A Great Time to be

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Alive”. It pointed out something very true and kind of scary. The world’s population will reach 7 billion sometime around this coming Halloween, (that is next week). Instead of reporting on the negatives going on, the show objectively focused on the positive aspects of 7 billion people sharing one planet. The overall message of the segment was that right now is really the best time in history to be alive. The author based his premise on 4 factors; lifespan, healthcare, economic opportunity, and literacy. Sure, I know our current economy is down but compared to 250 years ago, things aren’t so bad. And how did we get here? Technology has reached levels that allow communication and information to flow freely around the world at lightning like speeds. Hey is there an echo in here? That’s what I was thinking. So will more people cause more problems

or will more people solve more problems? Gifted and skilled individuals now have the tools to collaborate with colleagues and almost anyone with an interest, around the world at a moments notice. Think about world-wide collaboration and the possible advances in healthcare. And in Libya’s case, freedom vs. oppression? Hmmm, we saw what the now informed people of Libya decided. Maybe think of your computer and the internet as communication devices. “The pen is mightier than the sword” is and old and wise quotation. If the pen is powerful, a keyboard must be a pen on steroids! Make keyboards available to billions of people and you will have a very informed powerful planet. Power to the people, Right On! Our cell phones can be used as portable cameras to capture photos and videos and then send the graphic information to anyone. We have laptops, desktops, tablets, PDAs that effortlessly give us information and allow us to share our experiences in real time. If you can type g-o-o-g-l-e, you have access to almost any topic that you can think of. And the world’s networks are getting faster and faster. It took over 2000 years for the world’s population to reach one billion. It took 110 years to reach 7 billion. What will the population be 100 years from now? Your guess is as good as mine, but I do know that technology will need to play a big part in keeping our planet safe and peaceful. Time will tell if more people will cause more problems or solve more problems. But speaking as one of seven billion, I have to say, it’s a great time to be alive! Larry Dent is the owner of Chesapeake Home Theatre & Hi-Fi. This article was written for the Islander Weekly. Comments can be forwarded directly to

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Top 10 Questions Parents Have About Private Schools From Robert Kennedy, former Guide

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5 More Reasons Why You Should Consider Private School A Look Beyond the Basic Reasons for Choosing a Private School From Robert Kennedy, former Guide 5 Reasons to Go to Private School lays out some of the popular reasons why parents look at private school as an education option for their children. This list offers some other reasons why you should consider private school. Choosing a private school is kind of like buying a house or finding an apartment. There are certain basic features you must have - bedrooms, bathrooms, a dining room, etc. - when you buy a house. But what really cinches the deal are other considerations such as location, the view, the neighborhood and so on. That’s what this list does. It looks behind the basic reasons why you would send your child to private school. Here are 5 more reasons why you should consider private school. 1. Individual Attention Most parents want their children to have as much personal attention as possible. After all, you spent enormous amounts of time nurturing them when they were infants. If you can make it happen, you want them receiving as much individual attention as possible in the preschool and primary years. If you send your child to a private school, she will be in a small class in most schools. Independent schools have class sizes in a range of 10-15 students. Parochial schools have slightly larger class sizes which are typically in the 20-25 student range. With those kinds of low student to teacher ratios a teacher can give each student the individual attention she deserves. The other factor to consider is that discipline is not usually a problem in private schools. There are two reasons why: most students are in private school because they want to learn and, secondly, the codes of conduct by which most private schools operate, are enforced. In other words if a student misbehaves or breaks the rules, there will be consequences. 2. Parental Involvement Private schools expect parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. The concept of a three way partnership is an important part of the way most private schools work. Naturally the degree of participation and involvement will probably be greater if you have a child in preschool or elementary grades than if you are the parent of a child away at boarding school.

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Most of us parents have lots of questions about private schools. Getting answers to those questions is not easy because there is a lot of misinformation about private schools. Here are the top 10 questions parents ask most often together with some answers to those questions. 10. Why Are Some Schools so Competitive? Several factors can make schools very competitive. A few of the top schools accept less than 15% of their applicant pool. Some schools like Exeter and Andover are world-famous for their excellent academics, their superb sports programs and facilities and their generous financial aid programs. Like Harvard and Yale they receive far more applicants than they possibly can accept. Sometimes local market conditions can create a huge demand for places in a day school. The most competitive schools certainly offer a fine education. But they aren’t the only game in town. That’s why it’s so important to use a consultant to identify schools which offer everything you are looking for in a private school but are not so competitive. 9. How Do I Get my Child Into Private School? Getting into private school is a process. You have to start the process early. It involves identifying the right school for your child. Then you have the interview, admissions tests and applications to get through. Fortunately there are plenty of resources to help you get through it successfully. 8. Can I Choose a School on my Own? Of course you can choose a school on your own. But I don’t recommend doing it. Been there. Done that. It’s just not worth it. Too much is at stake. The problem is that the Internet empowers us. It gives us all the data and information we need or so we’d like to think. What the Internet doesn’t do is tell us what a particular school is really like. That’s where hiring an expert - an educational consultant - comes in. 7. Aren’t Private Schools Elitist? Back in the 1950s many private schools indeed were elitist. In most cases elitism was not a value which the founders would have found compatible with their idealistic, even altruistic, aims of educating the future leaders of this country. However, many private schools did become bastions of privilege which is why the charge of elitism had some truth to it. Fortunately private schools have moved with the times. Most are now remarkably diverse communities. 6. Should a School be Accredited? Accreditation is the educational equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. There are several nationally recognized accrediting organizations together with many other organizations which claim to grant accreditation. Most schools will list the accreditations they currently hold. 5. How Do I Start a Private School? Depending on where you live and what schools are available, What kind of involvement are we talking about? That depends on you and the amount of time which you can devote to helping out. That also depends on your talents and experience. The important thing to do is to observe and see where you can fit in. If the school needs a gifted organizer to run the annual auction, then help out as a committee member for a year or two before offering to take on that major responsibility. If your daughter’s teacher asks you to help chaperone a field trip, that’s an opportunity to show what a great team player you are. 3. Academic Issues Most private schools do not have to teach to a test. As a result, they can afford to focus on teaching your child how to think, as opposed to teaching her what to think. That’s an important concept to understand. In many public schools poor test scores can mean less money for the school, negative publicity and even the chance that a teacher could be reviewed unfavorably. Private schools don’t have those pressures of public accountability. They must meet or usually exceed state curriculum and graduation minimum requirements. But they are accountable only to their clientele. If the school does not achieve the desired results, parents will find a school which does. Because private school classes are small, your child cannot hide in the back of the class. If she does not understand a math concept, the teacher will probably discover that pretty quickly. He can address that learning issue on the spot, rather than waiting weeks or months to fix it. Many schools use a teacher guided approach to learning so that students discover that learning is exciting and full of possibilities. Since private schools offer all kinds of educational methods and approaches ranging from very traditional to very progressive, it is up to you to choose a school whose approach and philosophy meshes best with your own aims and objectives. 4. A Balanced Program Ideally you want your child to have a balanced program in school. A balanced program can be defined as equal parts academics, sports and

starting your own school just might be the way to go. It is not a project for the fainthearted. And it most certainly won’t happen in a month or two. On the other hand there is nothing to match the thrill of opening day of your own school. I know. I did it. 4. Can We Apply After the Deadline? While most parents begin the admissions process a year or so in advance, many have no choice but to find a school at the last minute. The truth is that every school has unexpected places to fill. It’s always worth a call to an educational consultant who will have a pretty good idea of which schools might have a place or two open. Also be sure to check the SCCA (Schools Currently Considering Applicants) list on the SSAT site. 3. How Do I Find a School in my Area? Start with our Private School Finder. This will take you to lists of private schools in your state. Many of these listings have detailed profiles. All have links to the individual schools’ websites. Sponsored Links: Top 30 Private Day SchoolMIT Harvard Stanford Placement 2012 Ranking of Top Private High, “QuickBooks™ Free Trial”America’s #1 Accounting Software. Get 30 Days of QuickBooks Free Now. 2. How Do I Pay for Private School? A variety of payment options are available. Every parent should complete the financial aid forms. Most schools offer scholarships so that families which otherwise might not be able to afford a private education can do so. Several school offer a free education if a family makes less than $60,000-$75,000 a year. 1. Which Is the Best School in....? It is the question which parents ask most often. The reason why is because you cannot rank private schools. Each school is unique. So the way you find the best school is to look for a school or schools which fit your needs and the needs of your child. Get the fit right and you will have success and, most importantly, a happy child.

extracurricular activities. Most private schools try to achieve that kind of balanced program. In private school everybody takes part in sports. Wednesdays in many schools are a half day of formal classes and a half day of sports. At boarding schools, after classes end on Saturday mornings everybody heads out for sports. Sports programs and facilities vary greatly from school to school. Some of the more established boarding schools have sport programs and facilities which are finer than those at many colleges and universities. Regardless of the scope of a school’s sports program, what is really important is that every child is required to participate in some athletic activity. Extracurricular activities are the third component in a balanced program. Like the compulsory sports students must participate in some extracurricular activity. As you begin to explore school websites, review the sports and extracurricular activities as carefully as you review the academic curriculum. Make sure that your child’s interests and needs are properly met. You should also note that intramural sports and most extracurricular activities are coached or supervised by a faculty member. That’s part of the job description in most private schools. Seeing your math teacher coaching the soccer team and sharing the same passion for the sport that you have, well, that makes a huge impression on a young mind. In a private school teachers have the opportunity to be exemplars in many things. 5. Religious Teaching Public schools have to keep religion out of the classroom. Private schools can teach religion or ignore it according to the mission and philosophy of the particular school. If you are a devout Lutheran, there are hundreds of Lutheran owned and operated schools in which your Lutheran beliefs and practices will not only be respected but they will be taught on a daily basis. The same is true of all the other religious denominations. All you have to do is find a school which meets your needs.

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QACHS Marching Lions Band become the 2011 T.O.B. Chapter 9 Group 1 Champions

On Saturday, the 2011 QACHS Marching Lions Band traveled to Appoquinimink H.S. in Middletown, DE for the Tournament of Bands Chapter 9 Championships and gave their best performance of the season. As a result they finished with a score of 87.05 which was a 10.6 points

improvement in since the began their season only 4 weeks prior. This score allowed the band to take 1st Place and the honor and title of “T.O.B. Chapter 9 Group 1 Champions”. Along with this accomplishment, they also brought home the awards for 1st place Music, 3rd Place Visual, 2nd Place Drum Major, and 3rd Place Percussion. The band will now travel to Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA

this coming weekend to attend the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships representing the Greater Delaware, Southern Maryland, and Chesapeake Bay Region in the competition with bands coming from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina. Fantastic News! Congrats to the Marching Lions and Eric Wright

MPCP-KI Hosting Dress to Donate Event Benefiting HQA

Maryland Primary Care Physicians-Kent Island invites patients, neighbors, friends and the community to participate in the third annual “Dress to Donate” event on Monday, October 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Dress to Donate” is an employee-organized event with a Halloween theme which promotes teamwork, informs employees about end-of-life care, and raises funds for Hospice of Queen Anne’s. Each of the five departments in this busy medical practice competes for best overall demonstration of a Halloween theme by dressing in costume and decorating their work areas, some with elaborate props. Patients and visitors to the clinic that day are eligible to vote for the department they think best displays a theme by making

a cash donation to that department. Donations are then presented to Hospice of Queen Anne’s. Information about home hospice and prehospice programs, residential center hospice care and grief support services will be provided for staff, patients and visitors. “This is a great opportunity for the medical providers and employees to work together on a fun project while benefiting Hospice of Queen Anne’s, the organization we work closely with to provide a special kind of care for our patients with advanced and terminal illnesses,” said James Chamberlain, M.D. Last year’s event raised $1,090 for Hospice of Queen Anne’s. Employees are hoping to exceed that amount this year.


The Kent Island High School Winter Sports Orientation will take place on Tuesday, November 8th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. (The original date sent home to Parents was November 3rd, but we had to move it to November 8th due to a schedule conflict). It is a great opportunity for Parents and Students to meet the Coaches, and to get all of the specifics about the Sport you are interested in participating in. QACHS Winter Sports Orientation is on November 2nd at 7 PM in Auditorium.

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48th Wye Parish Features Handmade Items and Bargains The Wye Parish Bazaar takes on an “OldFashioned Christmas” theme this year to honor the times when imagination, ingenuity, skill, and local materials were used to create Christmas decorations and gifts. As it has for 48 years, Wye Parish’s Christmas Bazaar will be held the first Saturday in November -- Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Wye Church and grounds, 14114 Old Wye Mills Rd (Rt 662) in Wye Mills. The joy of giving and decorating with items crafted locally by hand will be celebrated with ornaments, decorations and gifts created by the women of Wye Parish for this event. Many of the gift items are knitted, crocheted, or quilted. The Vestry Cottage will become the Holiday Herb Shop on this special day. It will be filled with containers of locally grown and dried herbs, boxwood topiaries made from Old Wye’s boxwood, and wreaths and decorations made from nearby nature, along with amaryllis and paper white bulbs for forcing in your home or for gift-giving. In addition to wonderful homemade baked goods (to enjoy now or freeze for the holidays), the Bake Table in the Parish Hall will be stocked with thoughtful, tasty gift items: homemade jams, jellies, pickles, and vinegars. For years, folks have come to the Bazaar to find gifts at very reasonable prices. The always-popular Boutique Room, Gently-used Jewelry Table, Tool Shed, Christmas Books Tent, and the Attic Treasures Tent will pro-

vide plenty of opportunities to do your shopping without breaking your budget. With holiday menu planning in mind, Bazaar-goers can order HoneyBaked hams and turkeys delivered for pick-up at Old Wye shortly before Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. This year’s Silent Auction will feature a wide variety of items – large and small – ranging from an armoire to quilted items to collectibles from Waterford, Lennox, and Fitz and Floyd. Folks arriving before the 9 a.m. opening will be able to stay warm outside with coffee and breakfast sandwiches and shop in the Attic Treasures Tent. From 10:00 to 2:30, outside food offerings include sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, fried pickles, and oyster baskets. Inside, the ladies of the Church will be offering Maryland crab soup, bean soup, chicken salad sandwiches – and to really put you in the mood for the holidays, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings! During lunch, the Wye Conservatory of Music’s Choral Scholars will delight you with holiday music. Tours will be given for those interested in seeing and learning about the historic and beautiful 1721 Old Wye Church. The Christmas Bazaar is organized and presented by the Episcopal Church Women of Wye Parish in support of the Parish’s outreach programs Elizabeth Johnston is Chair of this year’s Bazaar. For more information, please call the Church Office at 410.827.8484.

For months, the talented and creative women of Wye Parish have been meeting to make gift items and holiday decorations for the 48th Annual Wye Parish Christmas Bazaar This year’s theme is “An Old-fashioned Christmas” and features hand-crafted items along with the bargains the Bazaar is known for. Clockwise, from far left are June Tewes, Sue Kirchner, Judy Webber – all of Queenstown, Betty Sylvester of Queen Anne, Chairwoman Betsy Johnston of Chester, Carol Bilek of Wye Mills, Suzanne Beyda of Grasonville, Joan Hennessey of Centreville, and Gail Anderson of Grasonville.

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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) Holds weekly meeting on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville. Please contact Anne C with any questions. 301.325.9150 ..................................................... Life Drawing 2nd Tuesday, 2 – 5 pm. $20 members/$25 others. KIFA, 405 Main St., Stevensville, 410-643-7424 or ..................................................... Kent Island Farmers’ Market Thursday 3:30-6:30, Rt 8N Chesapeake Bay Business Park, 155 Sallitt Dr. Rain or Shine ________________________

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Fried Chicken Dinner 6pm to 7:30pm at the Bay Country Moose Family Center, 6154 Main St. Queenstown. Call 410827-7900 ..................................................... Form, Function, Frivolity Public Reception and Exhibition Preview featuring Ric Conn, Karen Cunningham, Eileen Johnson, Laurel Sprenger and Vicco von Voss, Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. ..................................................... Canneoli & Crab Ravioli Dinner includes salad bar and dessert. 6 to 8 at Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576. Alternate menu $10$14. Salad Bar $4. 2525 Romancoke Rd, Stevensville (410) 643

Chesapeake FC Soccer Open House 6-8pm CFC will be hosting their annual “Futbol with Friends”. Located at Indoor Sports Arena, Stevensville (in the Business Park). Kids ages 4-18 are welcome to come out for a free night of soccer. CFC coaches, managers, and trainer will be onsite to organize this event, talk with and answer any questions you may have. There will be an Addidas Soccer Backpack Raffle drawing. For more information visit ..................................................... Bag Sale Offers Plenty of Fall Bargains at Bazaar The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street is holding its popular bag sale on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shoppers can fill bags with previously discounted men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Bags are available for $5 and $10. For more information about donating gently worn clothing and how to become an auxiliary volunteer, call 410-822-2031.

QUARTERS 4 CONNOR Sat., Oct 29th at Fisherman’s Crab Deck, Grasonville. 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes and Silent Auction. Benefits the Connor Rice Memorial Fund. Doors open at 1pm, Game starts at 2pm. Tickets are limited. $5 in Advance $10 at the Door Tickets available at Pick n Paint Pottery, Edwards Pharmacy, or by contacting. Kobe Pryor: 410 758-8946



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Fall Festival at the Farm Dominic’s Farm, 625 Bennett Point Road, 10-3. Food, Games, Vendors, pony rides, crafts, petting zoo, pumpkin bowling and much more.... Contact Kelly for more info or for vendor spot, 443-496-1710 ..................................................... Arts and Crafts Fair 8am to 2pm in the Grasonville VFW Post 7464 Pavilion. Featuring Eastern Shore local Artists and Craftsmen and other quality items. 203 VFW Ave. Grasonville. From Rt. 50, Eastbound, exit 43B and Westbound exit 44A. Food and beverages available. Benefits VFW Post 7464. 410-827-8194 ..................................................... RUN FOR YOUR - Young - LIFE 5 & 10 K Race 9am, Camp Pecometh, Centreville. Benefits Bay Area Young Life and the Kids of Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties. Brooks Davidson, 410490-1069, ..................................................... Flare & Smoke Demonstration Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron and USCG Flotilla 2106 will hold a Flare and Smoke Demonstration beginning at 12:30 on the grounds of Kent Island Yacht Club along the south seawall. Bring your expired flares and smokes. Everyone will have the opportunity to try using one or more of these emergency signaling devices… know BEFORE you go. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the club. For information contact KNSPS Commander Jim Wimsatt 410 643-7404.

QAC Municipalities of Queenstown, Centreville, & Sudlersville Trick-or-Treat times are 6-8 on Oct 31st. At the time of this printing Kent Island had no set time.

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SAL Post 296 PIG ROAST Buffet 4-7 Music 5-9 Music by BIRD DOG and THE ROAD KINGS. Menu Roasted Pig, Mashed Taters, Gravy, Stuffing, Sauerkraut, Deep Fried Turkey, Crab Soup, Desserts. Draft beer and sodas included. Ticket Price $25.00 per person. Purchase tickets at door or call the Legion Bar to reserve. 410-827-8182 ..................................................... Bayshore U17 & U16 Soccer Teams Flapjack Fundraiser 8-10am at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 8999 Ocean Gateway, Easton. ..................................................... Community Shred it Day A community Shred It Day will be held at the Cvach Financial Services, 2601 Centreville Road in Centreville from 9 am -1 pm. Please call 443-2628009 for more information. ________________________

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Turkey Shoot every Sunday Kent Island Elks #2576 Sign up starts at 12. Shoot starts at 1. Chances to win money, liquor, and meat. Call Mandy Tomardy on 410.739.7803 for more information. ..................................................... Billy Comegys QA County Ducks Unlimited is having a hunter style 50 target sporting clays shoot at Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor on Sunday October 30th. Price is $55/ shooter and includes lunch and a DU membership. All prizes will be awarded by random draw so it doesn’t matter if you can’t shoot. Special prize drawing for preregistered shooters. For more information or to register call Dave 410-758-8722 or email billycomegysdu@gmail. com. QA DU on facebook. ________________________

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Form, Function, Frivolity Ric Conn, Karen Cunningham, Eileen Johnson, Laurel Sprenger and Vico von Voss bring exquisite works of art to the Centre for the Arts. Stunning hand wrought furniture, delicately crafted bronze, silver and brass jewelry, inspired clay works and two dimensional works of art with thoughtful nature themes are presented in this fund-raising exhibit. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. ________________________

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AARP Chapter 677 will meet at noon on Wednesday, November 2, at the Grasonville VFW. Lunch is covered dish with coffee, tea, and desserts provided. Our guest is Marilyn Grossman. For information call Anne Magor at 410643-3807.


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Fearless Watercolor Painting, ages 14+, Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Award winning artist and instructor Sally Clark teaches the principles of the color wheel, watercolor techniques and color properties followed by a painting exercise. Materials: registered students will receive a supplies list. Register by 10/26. $126 members/$147 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www. ________________________

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Computer Classes Offered Grasonville Senior Center will offer computer classes for the Fall Session through Chesapeake College Continuing Education and Workforce Training Program. These courses are designed for senior adults, aged 60 or better, with little or no computer knowledge.Instructor Maxine Wixom will offer Excel for Beginners on Thursdays 8:30am and Email / Internet on Thursdays 10:30am. Both classes begin November 3 and run for 8 weeks. Advance registration is required. Registration fee is $15 per class. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Interested persons should call the Grasonville Senior Center at (410) 827-6010 or visit the center located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville. ________________________

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Stevensville Middle School Book Fair There will be a large assortment of books from Scholastic for the students, staff and parents. The students will be visiting the Book Fair with their Reading classes. Come to the Book Fair any school day, November 3 - 9. The Fair will be open the evening of Pirate Palooza on November 3rd. All profits from the Book Fair help to purchase materials for the library and the school. ________________________

Friday November 4th ________________________

Romancoke Dinner Baked Ham, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans & Pineapple Dessert $8. Chicken, shrimp, pizza, burgers, cheese-steak and more! 6 to 9 pm. Bar open. Romancoke Clubhouse. 229 Allegany Rd, Stevensville. ________________________

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OysterFest at CBMM From 10-4pm celebrate the Chesapeake’s oyster at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) OysterFest in St. Michaels. Live music, oysters and other food, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations and harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages of six and 17. Children five years and under and CBMM members are admitted free. Food and boat rides are an additional cost. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916. ..................................................... Celtic New Year Concert with Maggie Sansone Saturday, 7 p.m. This is a must see performance at the Centre for the Arts. Maggie Sansone graces our stage along with Andrea Hoag, Matt Bell, Pat Egan and Regan Riley for an evening of music celebrating the Celtic New Year. Ticketless reservations $30 advance $35 door and include an After Party with the band. Enjoy great food and cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Centre’s Building Fund. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. ..................................................... “DEW” it right Youth RALLY Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser, Immanuel United Methodist Church, Main Street and School Street, Grasonville, 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. $7 per person children under 12 eat free with paying adult. Carryout available. www. for more information ..................................................... 48th Wye Parish Christmas Bazaar Begin your Christmas preparations at Wye Parish’s 48th Christmas Bazaar, “An Old-fashioned Christmas,” 9 to 3, Old Wye Church, Rt. 662, Wye Mills. Handmade gifts and decorations, Herb Shop, the Petite Boutique, Attic Treasures, Tool Shed, Jewelry Box, Christmas books, Baked goods, and Silent Auction. Homemade luncheon and tours of the beautiful, historic (1721) Old Wye Church available. 410.827.8484 ________________________

Sunday November 6th ________________________

Longaberger Basket Bingo To benefit Hospice of Queen Anne’s. Sunday Nov 6th at 1 pm. Bay Country Moose in Queenstown. Sponsored by Ravens Nest 20 of Queen Anne’s County. If you need additional info you can contact: Joyce E. Groh, Bingo Committee Member, joycegroh@gmail. com Or Mike Parsons, President

To Our Readers, while we try to make sure that information is accurate, times and dates could change without notice. If you are interested in an event listed in the Islander Weekly, please be sure to contact the event organizers prior to the event. Thanks!


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Craft and Yard Sale The Kent Island Senior Center is hosting a Craft and Yard sale on Saturday Nov 5, 2011 from 8:00am -12:00pm. Tables will rent for $10.00 each. Hurry and reserve your tables we have limited space. The center will also have baked goods and lunch for sale. Lunch will be hot dogs and chili. OPEN TO PUBLIC- INSIDE RAIN OR SHINE. Please call for more info, 410-604-3801 ........................................................ KIAL Made in America Craft Fair November 5-6, 2011, Presented by Kent Island American Legion Auxiliary, Saturday only $25. Saturday/ Sunday only $20. Sunday $35. ........................................................ Vendors & Crafters Wanted for Holiday Bazaar at KI Methodist Church on Sat., Nov 12. Benefits Our Haven Shelter. Contact 410-643-4039. ........................................................ Vendors wanted for Christ Church Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 12. Space - $20; table - $10. Call 410.643.3729, ask for Kathy ________________________

Yard Sales Sales Yard

YARD SALES ARE FREE in the ISLANDER Email us at ........................................................ Yard Sale Saturday, October 29th, Matapeake Estates, 107 Forest Garden Road, Stevensville, 8 am to 1 pm. Household items, toys, clothing, dolls, and much more. ........................................................ Multi-family Yard sale 8-1 on Oct 29 at 113 Congressional Dr (Q.A. Colony off Rt 8), Stevensville. Old stuff (postcards, camp cooler, Shirley temple, etc) , home décor, brass desk lamp, lighthouses, books, neon light, XBOX, garage misc & lots more. ........................................................ Yard Sale Matapeake Estates. Halloween Is Coming! Call 410643-0413. Halloween Witch( Animated) Ghost Pop Up, Desk Set, Mackie And Vox Pa, Cappucino /Espresso, 1940’S Royal Typewriter, 4X4 Backlit Electric Sig, Health Bow ........................................................ MULTI-FAMILY yard sale OCT 29th 730-2. kitchen table, small furniture, electronics, baby cloths m/f, small appliances, dish sets, tons of bed sets twin full and queen. 729 Kimberly Way, Stevensville


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The Winery is Hiring Make extra money for the Holidays! The Winery is hiring friendly, energetic individuals. Retail experience preferred. Nights and weekends are a must. Send letter of interest to ........................................................ Sales Person with Experience in Advertising If you’re highly motivated, enjoy working with people and prefer to have a career on the eastern shore then this could be the job for you. IF you are well organized, willing to make cold calls and have a passion for succeeding then we want to talk to you. Please submit your resume to or ........................................................ PT Licensed Barber Call 443.249.3140 or after 7pm 443.871.6488 ........................................................ HELPER NEEDED FOR REMODELING & HOME REPAIR WORK, CALL JOE 443-239-2256 ........................................................ Writer Wanted for local QAC featured stories etc. Great for retired person or stay at home parent who loves covering the Island. Responsible for helping to gather sports scores, interesting stories and community events. Anything community related - all areas of interest. Weekly deadline. This is a part time position and you will work out of your home 5-10 hours a week. The sky’s the limit but you MUST be self-motivated and computer literate! We want your creative thinking! Email us at

SALES ASSISTANT Looking for experienced office assistant, to perform the following tasks:

For Fast Growing Business

• Processing sales data, sales progress reports and other sales related records and reports. • Data entry to track the delivery of sales literature, product samples and other necessary services to customers as directed by the sales staff or management orders under the direction of the International Sales Associate. • Answers telephone calls, conveys messages, and monitors the flow of e-mail. • Answers routine product questions and directs questions to appropriate personnel when necessary. • Performs trade show follow up to assure timely delivery of literature and samples. • Other duties as assigned.

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Boats Boats

A&M Marine Services 2520 Parker $52,750 226 Grady White $15,200 23 Grady White $ 8,000 22 Shamrock $12,000 30 Sea Ray $22,500 121 Rental Lane, Grasonville 410.827.7409 ........................................................

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........................................................ 32’ Chris Craft ‘87 Twin Merc Cruisers 900 hrs. Sleeps 6. Gen/AC. In water and ready to rock ‘n roll! $17,999 410.643.3860

Automobiles Automobiles

96 Dodge Ram 1500 V6 Will inspect for full price, many new parts, 215,000 miles. in good condition mechanically. $2300. Call 410.490.0198 ........................................................ 95 Chevy Suburban 2WD Sound body, needs some mechanical work. 206K miles. $950 OBO. Call 410.829.6769

Miscellaneous Miscellaneous

ATV Tires Two Cheng Shin 22x11.00-8 knobby ATV tires with rims. Nylon, radial tubeless. Never used. $95. 410-829-5550. ........................................................ Big Game Hoist Big game hitch mount truck hoist. Also good for lifting heavy objects into truck. $50. 410-829-5550. ........................................................ 6” Jointer/Planer Craftsman 6 1/8” jointer-planer, model 113-206931. $75. 410-829-5550 ........................................................ Life Vests For sale, used and almost new: 3 adult, 2 youth, & 1 child, ALL $25 410-490-7915

WEDDING DRESS & VEIL Stunning, white, Maggie Sottero “Sa Belle”. Original ordered form: size 4 measured for 5’8”. Never worn. Beautiful!! $1750 OBO. Call 410.829.6768 and leave message - I’ll get back to you asap. ........................................................ Coke basketball game Great for game room, used at the 2010 ACC Tournament. Only $75 410-490-0198

Furniture Furniture

White Baby Crib good condition. has storage underneath but it needs a little tlc. Mattress included with green & purple linens design. $75 410.827.4474 ........................................................ Mahogany drop leaf table/4 chairs/2 end tables $99 all, much more, list/ pics PJPLACEK@VERIZON.NET 410-643-2817 Kent Island ........................................................ Entertainment Center 3 pieces, pine, includes a 50”TV. $2,000 Bedroom Set Queen sleigh bed, dresser, & dressing table. $650 4 Poster Double Bed $80 410.490.7838 ........................................................ Wooden Bunk Beds With Mattresses and Matching End Table. Good Condition. $600. 410-490-3535

Appliances Appliances

Kenmore Electric Washer & Dryer. Work Great! $275 for both. Kenmore Gas Dryer. Newer. Works Great! $200 410-490-3535

Fitness Fitness Treadmill Standard Size excellent condition $100. Call 443.786.1891

Kids Kids’Toys Toys

Tonka Fire truck All bells & whistles work Exc. cond. $75. Call 443.786.1891

Pets Pets

Dog Pen 6 x 8 Chain Length fences w/ dog house $100 obo. Call 443.786.1891 ........................................................ For Sale Pussycat play tunnel (new) Leopard print $20, scratching cat-cozy beehive bed $25, Pet stairs washable cover, 3 steps only $35. 410-827-7438




Rentals Rentals Ridgely Very large 3 bed 1 ba. apt. deck large yard $875 month. Owner/agent. Call Debbie 443-496-1252 ........................................................ Ridgely Excellent 2 bed 1 ba. duplex $775.00 month. Owner/agent. Call Debbie 443-496-1252 ________________________


________________________ Come Worship Jesus peacefully, liturgically at Christ Historic Church, 117 Main Street Stevensville, Sunday 11am. God Loves You. Hebrew 10:25 ________________________




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Charles County

Charles County refers to itself as “Maryland’s Southern Shore”. One of Charles County’s seven towns, LaPlata is the county seat and was originally founded in the 1870s when the Pennsylvania Railroad was granted a right of way to build tracks and a railway station there. Since there are close to 9,000 residents in LaPlata, it is a bit surprising that multiple, varied events are celebrated in LaPlata, reminiscent of a small town, with people sitting in lawn chairs, benches, and on the grass enjoying summer concerts, a July 4th watermelon bash, a fall festival, parades, and old time holiday gatherings. The LaPlata train depot, completed in 1873, now serves at the residence of the Charles County Historical Society and contains many photographs and other objects related to the importance of the railroad in Charles County’s history. Bryanstown Historic District, LaPlata, is located along the Zekiah Swamp. You may recall reading about

John Wilkes Booth traversing the swamp as part of his escape route after assassinating Pres. Lincoln. By the way, the historical home of Dr. Mudd, who treated Booth’s injury, is located in the town of Waldorf, Charles County, and is open to visitors. Another town in Charles County is Benedict, one of the first designated colonial ports in Maryland, established in 1683. During the late 1600s, the wharves began to bustle with storehouses; and shipbuilding began in earnest. As you will recall, we have been reviewing the War of 1812, so we find that during that war, 4,500 British troops came ashore at Benedict on their way to Washington, DC, for the purpose of burning the White House and the Washington Navy Yard. After accomplishing those two dastardly deeds, the British returned to Benedict with their wounded soldiers. Cobb Island is another town and is located at the junction of the Potomac and Wicomico Rivers at the southern tip of Charles County and is known for its fine crab houses and family restaurants, several available via water or land. Indian Head, another county town, was in-

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corporated in 1920. The Indian Head Rail Trail is located 18 miles south of Washington, DC, in Southern Maryland. The trail is 13 miles long and encompasses a unique natural outdoor experience. For more information concerning the trail, call 301-932-3470. The Town of Port Tobacco is one of the oldest communities on the East Coast and the first incorporated town in the State of Maryland. The town was visited by Captain John Smith and then colonized by the English as early as 1634. At an earlier time, Port Tobacco served as the county seat before the town and port hit hard times in the late 1600s. It’s customary for towns to extol praises for a favorite son. Port Tobacco is no different. Thomas Stone, born near Port Tobacco in 1743, retains his well-deserved place in American history as a brave and nonreluctant signer of the Declaration of Independence, also served as a Continental Congressman, and one of the framers of the Articles of Confederation. Thomas Stone’s accomplishments were truly amazing especially since he died at age 44. Stone’s historical home is Haberdeventure (circa 1770) and is a national park open to visitors, and is located about four miles west of LaPlata. As an aside, later on, Stone added small buildings onto either side of the main house, which you may have noticed such buildings having been added to many historical homes. Well, I found out that those small buildings were called “hyphens”. Interesting! Pope’s Creek is a town that was once home to a large Native American population. Civil War soldiers often used Pope’s Creek as a convenient spot for crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pope’s Creek is now popular for excellent

waterfront crab houses and other restaurants. Finally, we will take a look at the Town of Waldorf. Prior to 1872, Waldorf was a very successful farming community. However, as farming declined, by 1872, the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad had established a station at Waldorf, and the town began to grow; slot machine establishments lined the highway; and nightly entertainment literally lit up Waldorf. Later, gambling was outlawed, and legitimate businesses replaced the slot establishments. Today, Waldorf is a hub of many types of businesses, a large mall, numerous housing developments, a haven for commuters, and continues to grow. Parks in Charles County rival any other parks in the state. As an example of their unique opportunities is Mallows Bay Park which is the site of one of the largest “sunken ship graveyards” in North America with vessels dating from the period of the American Revolution. Other parks’ offerings are practically unending and include such activities as water trails, biking trails many of which are in the beautiful countrysides, equestrian rings/ trails, fossil hunting, bird watching, and the list goes on and on. Charles County has a wealth of sites and activities to offer. Their numerous visitor guides are well organized and readily available. For more information, go to or call 1-800-766-3386. Our appreciation goes to the Charles County Office of Tourism which offered some of the information used in this article. Please follow us next week in “Maryland our Maryland” for another fun trip! Author: Barbara Davis Islander Weekly Contributor

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