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FIRST ON THE SHORE

April 17-20 70 Artists “Wet Paint” Show & Sale Preview April 19 from 6-8, $30 admission applies to the purchase of a painting. Show & Sale April 20 from 1-4, no fee. Old Firehouse on Green Street info@bishopsstock.com 410.632.3555

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IN THIS ISSUE Tidewater Singers ............................ 14 contributed by Ron Pilling

Delmarva Birding Weekend .............. 18 contributed by Ron Pilling

Just Ask Ann..................................... 22 contributed by Ann Shaw

Pork in the Park ............................... 26

contributed by Kristen (Conn) Goller, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Wocomico County Tourism

Financial Focus ................................ 28 contributed by Dennis W. Hopson

Employee Volunteer Programs .......... 34

contributed by Christina Williams, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

The Unaffordable Care Act................. 38 McCready - Celebrating 90 Years......... 47 SU Dance Company Spring Concert..... 48 Wet Paint Sale ................................. 66 by Molly Hilligoss

Eastern Shore Fan Con ...................... 70 contributed by James Dufendach of PLB Commics

Word World Competition .................. 74 An Evening in Old Lewestown ............ 76 April Artist of the Month ................... 80 Kirk McBride

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EDITOR’S NOTE

am not alone when I say I AM SO I READY FOR SPRING AND WARM WEATHER!!!! My farmer friends are

stressed out and terribly ready to get their seeds and seedlings in the ground and I am ready for a pedicure and flip-flops. Growing up on the Eastern Shore, I found the weather to be typically pretty moderate. I doubt I am alone in my frustration over high heating bills this spring. Believe me, I love it here! The six years I spent in Chicago – with that final year when it snowed on Mother’s Day – burrrr it was more than I could bear! While I was living in Mississippi, the green pine tree pollen that blanketed everything 3 times a year did a number on all of us with frequent allergy doctor visits. We are certainly lucky to live on the Eastern Shore! Soon, we will be enjoying azaleas, tulips and daffodils. Just moments ago, I was out raking the last of fall leaves out of the flowerbeds to make room for annuals and fresh mulch. I can’t wait for the hummingbirds and evening backyard barbecuing! This month, there are some really great events happening! If you like nature, book your eco-adventure trips now during Delmarva Birding Weekend. Months of planning and countless volunteer hours have gone into this event. If you love and appreciate art, spend the day in Snow Hill during their 2-day Plein Air event and support the arts by buying art at the Wet Paint Sale. I could go on and on, but it is all in this issue. Enjoy April and the wonderful place we call home!

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Molly Hilligoss, Publisher & Editor-in-chief

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April Events Now through April 17 Annual Flower Sale

Supporting the “Best for Women” projects of Soroptimist International of Talbot County. Pre-order now till April 17th. Debbie Wilkens 410-924-1134; msbr@ msbrmd.com

Now through April 18 2 Exhibits at The Salisbury University Art Galleries

Downtown Campus . “Untold Stories” by Eun Kyung & works by artist Pusa (Piret Bergmann [Torim]). Free. Open to the public. Call 410-548-2547 or visit www.salisbury.edu/ universitygalleries

March 28 – April 27 Soil Perspective

Re-Imagined Landscapes David Linneweh/ John Reddington. Corkran Gallery, 144 Degrees: Encaustic Paintings by Kristen T. Woodward. Tubbs Gallery, Members Showcase: Lost at Sea-Scapes – Juried Homestead (weekends only), wwww.rehobothartleague.org. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 30 Wine & Dine

5:00 p.m. Sharptown American Legion, Dor-Wic Post 218. Tickets $40/person. judyschneider@comcast.net 443-235-6697

Monday, March 31 Happy “Wine-Making” Hour

6:00-7:00 p.m., Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Tuesday, April 1st

Furnace Town opens for the season. Old Furnace Town Road, Snow Hill, MD

April Gourmet Luncheon Series

Noon. UMES Richard A. Henson Center. Gourmet lunches by students and faculty of the Hotel & Restaurant Management program on select Mon. and Wed. Advance tickets required. 410-651-6563.

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April 1 – August 24 African Origins Exhibit

Tuesday, April 1 Writers-on-the-Shore: Lee Sharkey

Tuesday, April 1 Children’s Programming: Story Time

April 2 – New session Music & Movement with Mr. Don

10:00-4:00 Tues-Sat; 1:004:00 Sun. Julia A. Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, www. purnellmuseum.com 410-632-0515

8:00 p.m. Commons, Worcester Room. Sharkey has worked as a writer, teacher and editor. Call 410-543-6030 or visit www. salisbury.edu.

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Somerset County Library, Princess Anne. For children 3-6 with accompanying adult. Free. 410-651-0852.

Tuesday, April 1 BINGO

6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Interactive program for Children ages 1-4. Weds. for six weeks. $30/ residents $40/non residents. Ocean Pines Community Center. www.OceanPines.org 410-641-7717 X3014

Wednesday, April 2 Lecture: Bernie Fowler

5:00 p.m. Salisibury Moose Lodge. Benefits Allen Volunteer Fire Department. 410-341-6485

Tuesday, April 1 Concert: Guitarist, Jason Balish

7:00 p.m. Henson Science Hall 243. Fowler talks about the environmental and cultural richness of the Bay’s longest Maryland river. 410-543-6030 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Fulton Hall, University Gallery. April 2 Call 410-548-2547 or visit www.salisbury. Collecting Native edu/universitygalleries. American Artifacts 7:00 p.m. Dorchester Tuesday, April 1 County Historical Society. Lecture: “Dada & Surrealism” Mr. Crannell is the Curator with Camille Paglia of the Dorchester County Historical Society’s 5:00 p.m. Holloway Hall Auditorium. Paglia talks about two radical 20th-century art movements Call 410-548-2547 or visit www.salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.

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Wednesday, April 2 Free Blood Pressure Check Wednesday, April 2 Spaghetti Dinner

4:30-7:00 p.m. St Paul’s UMC, 205 Maryland Ave, Cambridge. Benefit Lloyds VFC. Carry-outs available. $8/adults, $4/ages 4-12, kids under 3 free.

10:00-11:00 a.m. Free blood pressure check courtesy of the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, www.OceanPines.org 410641-7717 ext. 3014

Wednesday, April 2 Wine Making Class

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

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Wednesday, April 2 Kumihimo

Thursday, April 3 Children’s Programming: 2:00 p.m. Somerset County Library, Princess Story Time Anne. Discover the ancient art of trimming and accessorizing using Kumihimo. For more information, call 410-651-0852.

Thursday, April 3 Washington DC Cherry Blossom River Tour Bus Trip

11:15-11:45 am. Somerset County Library, Crisfield. Children ages 3-6 with accompanying adult. Free. For more information, call 410-968-0955.

Thursday, April 3 Gerdan: Kaleidoscope of 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A 60-minute river tour World Music and Washington DC’s cherry blossoms. $60/ person, includes bus fare and cruise ticket. 410-641-7052 for more info. www.oceanpines.org 410-641-7717 X3014

7:00 p.m. Holloway Hall Auditorium. The program features contrasting musical styles in the musical traditions of eastern Europe. 410-543-6271 www.salisbury.edu.

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Tidewater Singers contributed by Ron Pilling

From the very first notes from the 20+ voice Tidewater singers, it is clear that this is a group of very talented musicians, under the direction of a Music Director dedicated to his art, and dedicated to bringing the finest a cappella choral music to the Eastern Shore. The Tidewater Singers spring concert features Gabriel Faure’s Requiem in D Minor, and Handel’s Coronation Anthem #4 (plus a couple of surprises). The choir performs at Christ Church, St. Michaels, on Friday, April 11th at 7:30, and at the Community Church in Ocean Pines on Saturday, April 12th at 7:30. Founded in 2001 as “Bach to the Future,” the Singers’ repertoire leans heavily on renaissance and ecclesiastical music, spiced with their unique and surprising interpretations. “We do the classical repertoire, dating from 1450 to Bach, but we also include some really good 20th and 21st century composers’ work,” said choir director William Thomas. It sounds like very serious music, and it is,

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but each concert program has as its final line “plus a couple of surprises.” This might mean a jazz number, or even a Beatles tune. Larry Sanford sings bass with the choir, and he points out that since William Thomas became Music Director in 2009 “We’ve attracted younger people – we’re not just 50 to 80 year olds.” Gabriel Faure’s Requiem (the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead) is his magnum opus. Composed between 1887 and 1890, while the topic is solemn, Faure’s approach to writing and performing it was not. At its premier, he told an interviewer “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death…But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness.” “As to my Requiem, perhaps I have also instinctively sought to escape from what is thought right and proper, after all the years of accompanying burial services on

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the organ! I know it all by heart. I wanted to write something different”. In its first inception, Faure called it his “petit Requiem,” and even the final version is short – 7 movements in 35 minutes. This spring’s first concert is at Christ Church in St. Michaels, where Mr. Thomas has been organist and director of music since 1987. The Ocean Pines concert is sponsored by the

Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, and all proceeds will support the Fund’s Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program. “It is a real pleasure for us to bring this music to the lower Eastern Shore,” said Fund officer Ron Pilling. “Our mission is to bring awareness of the threat of suicide to light, and to teach the recognition of suicide’s warning signs and suicide prevention ‘first aid.’ So when we can bring something truly beautiful to our community, like the wonderful voices of the Tidewater Singers, we feel that in a small part we help lift the spirits of those who are depressed.” For more information, or to buy tickets for the St. Michaels concert, visit www. tidewatersingers.org or call 888-752-0023. To join the choir in Ocean Pines, visit www. jessespaddle.org (News and Announcements tab) or call 443-982-2716.

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Thursday, April 3 Soap Making Workshop

April 4 – May 1 Exhibit: Andrea Lecha

Thursday, April 3 Chesapeake Ghost Walks Princess Anne

April 4 – 6 Writers Retreat Weekend

2:00 p.m. Somerset County Library, Crisfield. Learn the ancient art of soap making. 410968-0955.

7:00-8:30 pm. Meet at Teackle Mansion. For more information, http://chesapeakeghostwalks.com/event/princess-anne-ghostwalk/2014-04-03

Thursday, April 3 Business After Hours: TriColumbia

5:30 p.m. Joie de Vivre Gallery, 410 Race St., Cambridge; RSVP: 410-228-3575 or robin@ dorchesterchamber.org

April 4, 5, 11 & 12 “The Foreigner”

April 4, 5 & 11: 8pm, April 5 & 12: 2pm. Community Players of Salisbury; Wor Wic Community College; Tickets: 410-546-0099

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Alexander House Booklovers’ B&B. 410 651 5195 or visit www.Bookloversbnb.com

Friday, April 4 Vets Helping Vets

9:00 a.m. Hurlock American Legion #243. Weekly informal meetings for all veterans. 410-943-8205

Friday, April 4 Elks Dinner & Music

6:30 p.m. Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272. Open to public. 410-221-6044

Friday, April 4 Arts on the River ~ Snow Hill

Opening Reception for Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride. 5 to 8pm at Bishop’s Stock, Historic Downtown Snow Hill.

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Friday, April 4 Karaoke Happy Hour

6:00 p.m. Layton’s Chance Vineyard. Wine available at the bar! Reservations day of event only! Call 410-228-1205

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April 5 & 6th Weekend Oar-Making Workshop

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Ages 16 and up, unless accompanied by an adult. $60/CBMM members $80/ non-members, plus the cost of materials. To register 410-745-4980 or afad@cbmm.org.

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HUNDREDS OF BIRDERS TO DESCEND ON THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE word to the wise: When in the A company of birders, never say “See one bird, seen ‘em all.” I was once guilty of

saying that on Chincoteague, and the looks I got were as severe as if I had insulted their mothers. Birding can be serious business, but on Delmarva Birding Weekend, there are trips for both veteran birders and newcomers to the rapidly growing outdoor pastime. Delmarva Birding Weekend is scheduled for April 24 through April 27. The Weekend celebrates the spring migration of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors, and the birds that reside on the Peninsula yearround. Combining boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot, birders visit many of the wild lands and waters that feed the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and the Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Delmarva Peninsula is one of the country's premier birding areas, thanks to an extensive variety of habitat protected by our parks, refuges and wildlife management areas. On tours led by expert guides, birders will observe hundreds of species on Delmarva's barrier islands, in tidal salt marshes,

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cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval forests. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the region. In 2009, 204 species were tallied during Delmarva Birding Weekend! “It’s our vast shallow bays and large tracts of protected marshes and bald cypress forests that make the Delmarva Peninsula one of the finest birding regions in the nation,” said Jim Rapp, Weekend Organizer and Guide. “During the Weekend, our guests will hike on private farmland and woodland that is normally off-limits to birders, and our waterborne trips go where the birds are. In late April, we will see waterfowl that winter here just before they migrate north, and early-arriving war-


blers and shorebirds that have just flown in from the Caribbean and South America. You can start your morning with Prothonotary Warblers and Barred Owls in the baldcypress swamp, spend your afternoon with Common Loons and Piping Plovers along our coastal shores, and end your day with Clapper Rails and Chuck-will's-widows by the twilight marsh. None of our trips is physically taxing, but this is a rare opportunity to tally 100 species in a day in places that are normally inaccessible to birders.� Participating birders will be helping birds by promoting birding and habitat conservation. Birders, both novice and experienced, can make an important statement about the economic value of birds and their habitats through the money they spend in local hotels, restaurants, and shops. Birders are encouraged to remind local businesses that they are here to enjoy Delmarva’s natural areas and the birds that inhabit them.

Registration information, field trip descriptions and resources for Delmarva birding are available at www.DelmarvaBirding.org. The Delmarva Birding Weekend is organized by Worcester County Tourism/The Beach & Beyond, and the towns of Snow Hill and Berlin. For more information, please call 410-632-3110 or 800-852-0335 or email tourism@co.worcester.md.us.

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Come BREW w ith Us! Make 5, 10 or 15 Gallon Batches of craft beer or Make 30 bottles of wine Craft Beer & Wine Kits = Great Gifts! Gift Certificates • Beer & Wine Making Parties

Call 443-513-4744 for hours & directions - Berlin MD

Saturday, April 5 Home-Brewing Beer Class

Saturday, April 5 49th Annual Daffodil 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginner class. 5 Show “Going Green gallons in 2 hours! 9028 Worcester Hwy, The Three R’s” Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Saturday, April 5 PRMC HealthFest Health Fair

7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury HealthFest, presented by PRMC and the Wicomico County Board of Education. 410-543-7137 www.peninsula. org/specialevents.

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1:00-5:00 p.m. St. Andrew Parish Hall, Princess Anne. Blooms & arrangements. ADA. Somerset Co. Garden Club (Jack Holland) 410-749-3906.

Saturday, April 5 Beach Clean-up - Raccoon Point

10:00 a.m.-noon. All volunteers welcome, refreshments provided. Contact Fred Howard at FrederickLHoward@yahoo.com, or visit https://allianceforthebay.org/

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Saturday, April 5 Free Day for Locals!

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free admission day for local residents! Julia A Purnell Museum, www.purnellmuseum.com 410-632-0515

Saturday, April 5 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sign-in 11:30 a.m. Long Centralized Athletic Complex, Westover. Toddler to 8 years. 410651-4980.

Saturday, April 5 Habitat Choptank presents The Capitol Steps

7:00 p.m. $60/General Admission. $100/ Cocktail Reception and reserved section. The Avalon Theatre, http://habitatchoptank. org/events_calendar.htm 410-476-3204

Saturday, April 5 Cambridge Historic Walking Tour

OPEN WEEKENDS IN APRIL!

11:00 a.m. Long Wharf Park, Cambridge, MD. One-hour tour of historic High Street, led by a costumed docent.

Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Boards & Small Motorboat Rentals.

Saturday, April 5th Masquerade Ball

Self Guided Adventures & Group Trips.

7:00 p.m. Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park. Includes Surf & Turf dinner, complimentary Champaigne fountain, live auction & party photos. www.facebook. com/S2BEasternShore

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“JUST ASK ANN” Dear Ann, My credit score is horrible. I want to buy a home, but I couldn’t even get a loan to buy a car. I saw a website for a company that promises to get me a credit score above 650 in just thirty days. I would need to send them $795.00. Is it worth it?

Lewis

Dear Lewis, Your credit score is a compilation based upon the information contained in your credit report. This compilation is based on several factors. These include your credit history, the balances you owe, the types of credit you have, and new credit or credit just recently applied for. A credit report which shows at least three accounts which have been consistently paid on time and never used excessively reflects well on

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your creditworthiness and credit score. One that contains past due accounts, unpaid accounts, or unsatisfied court judgments brings your credit score down. If your credit score is “horrible” because of derogatory but true information contained in your credit report, no one can force a credit reporting agency to remove it. So, if your problem is that your credit report reflects overdue accounts that are really overdue or judgments that have actually been entered against you, no “credit repair” company can fix that. The $795.00 you send them would be a waste of your money. But, under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have the right to know what is in your credit file, dispute inaccurate information, and dispute outdated information. If your credit score is “horrible” because of inaccurate or outdated information, you can improve your credit score simply by disputing this erroneous information. Both Maryland and federal law require that inaccurate information must be removed from your credit report. You have the right to obtain a free copy of your credit report if there is an “adverse action” taken against you because of the information contained in it. Examples of an “adverse action” include being turned down for credit, such as a car loan, or denied insurance or employment. You need to request your free copy of your credit report within sixty days of the “adverse action”. You also have the right to one free copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide reporting agencies once every twelve months simply by requesting it. To request this free copy

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of your credit report, just go to annualcreditreport.com or call 877-322-8228. Once you have obtained your free credit report, review it carefully. Are delinquent accounts listed in your credit report that are not yours? Are legally outdated accounts still being shown? Or are discharged or paid debts stated as still owed? If so, you need to dispute these entries. You can do this yourself, if you just know what to do. There are credible, free, online resources to help you. Perhaps the most useful of these is the Federal Trade Commission website at www.ftc. gov. This FTC website gives you extensive consumer information. It even provides a sample dispute letter. It is important that you state clearly in your dispute letter why the items you are questioning are incorrect. Also, remember to keep a copy of each dispute letter you send. Notice, Lewis, that you have not sent anybody $795.00 or any other sum of money so far. If you are being held back because of true derogatory information on your credit report, there are still ways to improve your credit score. But it will take longer than thirty days and may require discipline and patience as well as some money. You will need to make a budget, taking into consideration expenses you may not think about right away. For instance, your car does not break down every month. But you need to have an emergency fund in case it does. One way to do this is to set aside a little bit every month for car repairs. Once you have a budget you can figure out how much you can devote to

paying past due bills. Many creditors, especially judgment creditors, will negotiate. More importantly, many collection agencies will remove the collection account information once you have agreed to a payment amount and paid it. There are many non-profit agencies that offer trustworthy help to consumers trying to improve “horrible” credit by getting their debt under control. The U.S. Trustee’s office provides a list of the non-profit agencies it has approved. This is also available online at www.usdoj.gov/ ust. As we leave our “creditors” hearings I give my bankruptcy clients a book about starting over which many have told me is a very helpful guide to rebuilding creditworthiness and financial stability. I hope this information is very helpful to you, Lewis. Good luck. Ann Shaw is an attorney practicing in Salisbury. She has more than twenty years’ real estate, business law, and bankruptcy law experience. Each month she will address one submitted question of general interest. Responding to any question in print does not create an attorney-client relationship. Attorney-client privilege does not apply to published questions and answers. All information is general information only and is not meant as specific legal advice. For specific legal advice, always consult your own attorney.

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Saturday, April 5 Eastern Shore Fan Con

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. UMES Campus, Princess Anne, Student Services Center. For more details visit http://www.easternshorefancon.com or http://www.facebook.com/ easternshorefancon. 443.880.6980

Sunday, April 6 Choral Festival

4:00 p.m. UMES Ella Fitzgerald Center HBCU concert choirs are featured in the “I, Too, Sing America” Choral Festival. For more information, please call 410-651-6571.

Sunday, April 6 Salisbury Film Society: Defiant Requiem

Saturday, April 5 Civil War History Camp and Open House

2:30 p.m. Perdue Hall, Bennett Family Auditorium. A documentary on the remarkable story of Rafael Scechter. 410-543-2787 www.salisbury.edu.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Civil War Living History Camp and Open House sponsored by General Arnold Elzey Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. FREE American Legion Post #64, Salisbury. 410-742-2682

April 5-6, 2014 Delmarva Discovery Center Locals Appreciation Weekend

50% off Admission (locals)! www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org 410.957.9933

Sunday, April 6 View of the Vineyard

1:00 p.m. Layton’s Chance, 4225 New Bridge Rd, Vienna; Annual event devoted to education on wine, making wine, and vineyard. www.laytonschance.com

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The Pork in the Park BBQ Festival, the largest sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition east of the Mississippi, returns May 9-11th to WinterPlace Park in Salisbury, Md. Sponsored by Gateway Subaru, the festival offers 3 days of family-friendly entertainment including live music, rides and games, unique craft vendors, delicious food and cold beverages. To kick things off on Friday, a new You Be the Judge Experience* is available, offering the public the chance to help decide the KCBS wings and sweets competition. Saturday begins with a splash of color as Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, gets underway at Arthur

W. Perdue Stadium. The excitement continues back at the fairgrounds when the festival opens at 10 a.m. True BBQ fans can take advantage of the new VIP Experience*, and enjoy samples from KCBS competitor’s submissions in chicken, ribs, brisket and pork along with a whole hog cooking demonstration by Jerry Elliott. On Sunday, the Eastern Shore Wing War sponsored by Mountaire Farms pits area restaurants, amateur eaters and professional eating champions against one another in this trifecta challenge. The Wing War culminates with a Major League Eating sanctioned Wing-Eating Competition. Current World Champion

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of solution could be reached to put Social Security back on solid ground. In any case, when thinking about your retirement income, you need to focus on those things that you can control — such as when to start taking Social Security and how you can supplement your Social Security benefits. Depending on when you were born, your “full” retirement age, as far as collecting Social Security benefits, is likely either 66 or 67. You can start getting your checks as early as 62, but if you do, your monthly payments could be reduced by as much as 30% — and this reduction is permanent. Consequently, if you can support your lifestyle from other sources of income — such as earnings from employment and withdrawals from your IRA and 401(k) — you may want to postpone taking Social Security until you reach your full retirement age. In fact, you can get even bigger monthly checks if you delay taking your benefits beyond your full retirement age, although your payments will “max out” once you reach 70. Keep in mind, though, that other factors, such as your anticipated longevity, should also enter into your

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calculations in considering when to take Social Security. As mentioned above, your retirement income may also include withdrawals from retirement accounts, such as an IRA and a 401(k), along with other investments, such as a fixed annuity. And these other accounts are quite important, because Social Security provides, on average, only about 40% of retirement income for the average 65-year-old today. Consequently, in the years and decades before you retire, contribute as much as you can possibly afford to these other accounts. Given the advances in medical care and the greater awareness of healthy lifestyles, people are living longer than ever — which means you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To enjoy those years fully, you’ll need adequate income. By planning ahead, you can determine how best to fit Social Security into your retirement income strategy. Every move you make to help “secure” your retirement can pay off for you in the long run.

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Salisbury University Department of Theatre and Dance Presents

April 7 – 12 Children’s & Young Adult Literature Festival

Various TETC times & locations. For details call 410-543-6509. Annual festival hosts authors, illustrators and children’s literature professionals, and several featured presenters. 410-543-6030 www.salisbury.edu.

Monday, April 7 Happy Wine-Making Hour

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Monday, April 7 Wine Club Event

6:30 p.m. Layton’s Chance Vineyard. Open to members only. Tank Tasting is a special opportunity to try Layton’s Chance wines straight from the tank. www.laytonschance.com

Annual Spring Dance Concert April 24-27 For more information and to order tickets: www.salisbury.edu/theatreanddance Box Office: 410-543-6228

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Tuesday, April 8 Family Night at the Library

SU is an Equal Opportunity/AA/Title IX university and provides reasonable accommodation given sufficient notice to the University office or staff sponsoring the event or program.

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Tuesday, April 8 BINGO at Elks

6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 1272, Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge, MD; Games begin at 7 pm. 410221-6044

Tuesday, April 8 Riall Lecture: Alfie Kohn

7:30 p.m. Holloway Hall Auditorium. A noted author and outspoken critic of many public education policies. Call 410-5436030 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

April 9 & 10 Bottling Days at Layton’s Chance

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Layton’s Chance, 4225 New Bridge Rd, Vienna. Join in as the newest wines are bottled. Call 410-2281205 or visit www.laytonschance.com

Wednesday, April 9 Peninsula Plastic Surgery Spring Seminar

5:00 p.m. BayWood Greens. Complimentary, please RSVP.

Wednesday, April 9 Wine Making Class 6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

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Guitar in the Gallery Featuring Jason Balish

Fulton Hall, University Gallery 12:30 p.m.

Department of Music

www.salisbury.edu/musicdept/calendar 410-543-6385

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Percussion Ensemble Concert Holloway Hall Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 25-27

“Talk Opera!” Opera Workshop Holloway Hall, Great Hall Friday: 8 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m. Admission charged

Please visit www.salisbury.edu/newsevents/panorama for additional Department of Music Events in April.

SU is an Equal Opportunity/AA/Title IX university and provides reasonable accommodation given sufficient notice to the University office or staff sponsoring the event or program.

April 10 Children’s Programming: Story Time

April 10 – 12, 16, 24 – 26 Play: Arsenic and Old Lace

11:15 - 11:45 am. Somerset County Library, Crisfield. Children ages 3-6 with accompanying adult. Free. 410-968-0955.

April 10, 12 & 13 MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT “Sound the Trumpet”

Julien Benichou, Music Director. For information or tickets call 1-888-846-8600 or 410-289-3440 or visit www.midatlanticsymphony.org.

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7:00 p.m. Dickens Parlour Theatre, Millville, DE. Cocktails, coffee and dessert. facebook. com/BARTinBethany 484-678-4199

Thursday, April 10 Lecture: Bryan Collier

5:00 p.m. Holloway Hall, Great Hall. Collier is a nationally celebrated artist and illustrator. 410-543-6030 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

April 11, 12, 13 Chesapeake Vintage Marketplace

Easton Elks Lodge, Pre-view Party and 2 day show. Details on page 4.

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Is your Company offering Employee Volunteer Programs? Contributed By Christina Williams

What if human resource managers encouraged employees to leave work for an hour, take a long lunch, or come in late? With employees participating in volunteer programs like Junior Achievement, such a directive would not only be acceptable; it would generate numerous benefits for the company. The recession left many businesses reeling and unable to financially contribute to charities as they had in the past. While economic conditions are improving, there are still many obstacles preventing businesses from connecting with their neighbors as they once had. Forging community recognition, however, is fortunately not limited to monetary donations. Employee Volunteer Programs (EVPs) allow companies to share a different resource—the human kind. By donating their own staff, businesses can again reach out and make a difference in their hometowns. Employer-supported volunteering makes a direct impact on everyone involved. With a

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program such as Junior Achievement, employers send their employees into local classrooms to teach five or six, approximately forty-five minute long interactive financial literacy sessions to children in grades K-12. While the students learn valuable life skills and discover role models for their future ambitions, the volunteering employees receive the sense of satisfaction from sharing their knowledge with the future generation, and employers reap benefits in the form of happier employees, and public recognition. By placing employees in volunteering positions, H.R. managers are poised to market their business in an effective, positive manner, and give back to the community that supports them. No longer does a down economy mean the end of a business’ involvement with its neighbors. In just a few volunteer hours per employee, per year, a company can see a multifaceted return on its manpower investment. The path of service is wide, and even the smallest of companies can make a huge difference by sending its employees to work—in the community. Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is committed to giving young people in all communities the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Through its hands-on, age-appropriate programs Junior Achievement inspires our youth to live within their means, prepare for the world of work, and understand the free enterprise system. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional six million continued on page 36

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Thursday, April 10 Bellavance Honors Lecture: Daniel Wallach

7:00 p.m. Commons, Worcester Room. “Natural Disaster Recovery & Sustainability: How Can They Work Together?” 410-5436030 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

Thursday, April 10 Opening Reception Art Exhibit

From designer apparel to eco-friendly gifts & gear We know what’s best for baby!

4:00-6:00 p.m. UMES Mosely Gallery. “UMES Fine Art Student Show”. Students display their artistic works in various mediums. Show on display through April 24. 410-651-7770.

Thursday, April 10 Spring Luncheon Poplar Hill Mansion

11:30 a.m. Seating is limited. Call 410-7491776 or 410-749-5168 or visit www.poplarhillmansion.org

Friday, April 11 Concert: SU Percussion Ensemble

Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Call 410-543-6385 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

Friday, April 11 T-Ball League Registrations Due

9:00 a.m. Centralized Athletic Facility, Westover. $25/child due April 11th. Child must be age 2 - 5 as of May 1, 2014. Call Somerset County Recreation and Parks at 410-651-4980 for more information.

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students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Through enthusiastic volunteers and charitable donations from individuals and businesses, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore continues its mission to making a difference in our future communities today. For more information email JAES at info@easternshoreja.org, phone at 410.742.8112, or log on to www.ja.org for program details. Christina Williams, is the Program Coordinator and Marketing & PR for Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore.

SPARROW IN THE SNOW BY LYNNE LOCKHART

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t was a restless sleep last night as I wrestled with trying to decide if I should write about a conversation that I had with an old high school friend yesterday. This morning, over my second cup of coffee, this angst, must be that I need to get it out and let the world know what a tragedy is happening to people these days. My buddy is the CEO of a medium sized business in Salisbury that employees 130+ people. He mentioned that the cost of healthcare rose over 30% last year and he expects it to go up again. They do have some employees that earn around $12/ hour and it bothers him as he knows that is not a living wage to support a family. Then he dropped the bomb on me as he recounted a story about one of his employees. Let me preface, his company offers Health Insurance to employees only (no family coverage). They pay 80% of the premium and the employee pays 20%. One of his employees went out

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on the new marketplace to get coverage for her family and the monthly premium was a staggering $1200/month! That is a mortgage or rent payment! I saw all of those speeches Obama gave and even with smart phones, that premium isn’t the equivalent of a cell phone bill. I left the conversation speechless and that is not like me. That bothered me. I thought Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act was supposed to be …HELLO… AFFORDABLE! I had heard a similar story on either CNBC or Fox News XM radio a couple months ago. Originally, I liked the fact that the ACA would allow healthcare to all – but it appears that the middle class has been forgotten AGAIN! The low income get it for free and the rich have no problem paying hefty premiums. I am very disappointed and disgusted with Congress and the President.

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(I forwarded my thoughts to my buddy…and he sent me over this commentary) “Good article. Feel free to print it. “ Thanks for the heads up. It is truly unfortunate that the formula for healthcare premiums seems to have a hole in it for some citizens. As I look at the costs associated with some plans, there is a definite disconnect for the "working middle class". I'm sure the marketplace has attractive premiums for a specific age, and specific family configuration, and specific wage allowances, but if the person looking for coverage is 40, with 2 kids aged 18 and 14, earning more money than the formula allows to receive the largest "subsidy", then the ACA coverage will not be

more favorable than the current market. And that's where Obamacare needs some statistical help with it's construction. I don't know that we should throw the concept out like some members of congress are suggesting, but there needs to be compromise. The Tea Party needs to stop being incendiary, and both Republicans and Democrats need to find some middle ground so the plan is a realistic option. President Obama had a good idea, but the economic realities of doing what he originally suggested ... Affordable healthcare for all, will not be truly achievable until we fix the entire industry. That isn't the President's fault, but there is simply too much money at stake for change to come quickly.

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Friday, April 11 Jazz Ensemble/Combo Concert

Saturday, April 12 Easter Egg-Stravaganza 7:00 p.m. UMES Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Dive & Pool Party Performing Arts. 410-651-6571.

Friday, April 11 2nd Friday Art Stroll ~ Berlin

Downtown Berlin. Shops open till 8PM, Many stores have featured guest artists and specials tonight.

April 11th & 12th Tidewater Singers

Under the direction of William Thomas. Sponsored by the Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program. For tickets and information, visit http:// www.choosetolivemaryland.org/

Saturday, April 12 Special Event: Literature Across the Curriculum Conference TETC 226, various times, For details call 410-543-6509 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

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11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $6/swimmers; $3/ non-swimmers. Pre-registration preferred. 410-641-5255. Ocean Pines Sports Core Pool, 11143 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines. www.oceanpines.org 410-641-7717 X3014

Saturday, April 12 Symposium: Maryland Indigenous Landscapes

1:00-4:00 p.m. SU-East Campus Complex, 190 Wayne Street. Free/open to the public. 410-543-6312 or visit http://nabbhistory. salisbury.edu.

Saturday, April 12 Pocomoke Spring Festival

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free event. Vendors, Food, Entertainment, Passport Game, Horse Rides, Bounce House, Sidewalk Chalk, Cruise-In Car Show & more! www.downtownpocomoke.com 410-957-1333

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Saturday, April 12 Book Sale at the Library

Saturday, April 12 Cambridge Historic Walking Tours

Saturday, April 12 Earth Day Litter Pickup

Saturday, April 12 2nd Saturday Arts Drop-In

Saturday, April 12 Crab Cake & Oyster Fritter Sandwich Sale

Saturday, April 12 2nd Saturday Art Stroll ~ Chincoteague Island

9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm. Dor. Co. Public Library, Cambridge; Monthly book sale. Thousands of gently used books. 410-228-7731.

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Cambridge. Call 410-901-6124 to volunteer.

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Salvation Army, 200 Washington St, Cambridge. 410-228-2442

11:00 a.m. Long Wharf Park (High& Water Sts) One-hour tour of historic High Street, led by a costumed docent.

3:00-5:00 p.m. Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge. FREE www.dorchesterarts. org 410-228-7782

Galleries & shops open extended hours with special events (757) 336-0044


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Business After Hours Business Hours 1st Thursday of After each month 5-7 p.m.

May 1 Harrison’s Harbor Watch June 5 Frontier Town’s Lazy River Saloon

OC Chamber Business Expo April 3 The Carousel 4-7 pm

2014 OC Job Fair April 19 OC Convention Ctr. 9am- 2pm

OC Chamber Golf Tourney May 20

Ocean City Golf Club

OC Chamber Grand Ball Sept 5

The Clarion

6-10pm

Annual Crab Feast Oct 9 5 - 8 pm Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

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Saturday, April 12 2nd Saturday ~ Cambridge

5:00-9:00 p.m. Late shopping hours, gallery openings, special deals & entertainment. Restaurants & pubs with music open later. www.cambridgemainstreet.com

Saturday, April 12 Fireworks at Shorebirds Game

7:05 pm: Delmarva Shorebirds, Salisbury, 410-219-3112: Fireworks following the game, presented by WAWA

Saturday, April 12 Home-Brewing Beer Making Class 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginner class. 5 gallons in 2 hours! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Saturday, April 12 2nd Saturday Art Stroll ~ Chincoteague Island

Galleries & shops open extended hours with special events (757) 336-0044

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Memorial Hospital

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UPCOMING EVENTS MAY 6

91st Anniversary of the opening of McCready Memorial Hospital

MAY 11 - 17

National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week A week of activities celebrating our staff, patients and residents.

MAY 17

Community Day Event

Celebrating the past, present, and future of McCready. Vendors, facility tours, educational exhibits, fun run/walk, food and more. 9 am - 1 pm on the McCready campus 201 Hall Highway, Chrisfield Contact Sharon Cooper for more information 410-968-9225


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Saturday, April 12 Big Band Bash

Sunday, April 13 Easter Program

Saturday, April 12 Berlin’s Annual Holistic Health Fair

Sunday, April 13th Easter Egg Hunt for Kids

Sunday, April 13 UMES Alumni Jazz Concert

Sunday, April 13 Easter Egg Hunt

5:00 p.m. UMES Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts. UMES, Bowie, and Morgan State Universities perform. 410-651-6571.

Zenna Wellness Studio. 10 S. Main St. Berlin

4:00 p.m. UMES Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts. 410-651-6571.

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7:00 p.m. Deal Island School/Deal Island. Free. Sponsored by The Deal Island-Chance Lions. Contact Bill Sailer at 410-784-2785.

1:00 p.m. Layton’s Chance Winery. $5/family! Children to age 13.

Delmarva Discovery Center. Children to age 12. Parents must be present. www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org 410.957.9933

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McCready Memorial Hospital located in picturesque Crisfield, Maryland is still providing personalized quality health care as Mrs. Caroline Pitkin McCready hoped it would 90 years ago. The hospital was her gift to Crisfield for their compassion and care following the sudden death of her husband, daughter and daughter’s nurse. Unknown at the time, the tragic event on Saturday, September 13, 1919 would forever change the town of Crisfield and surrounding community. The affluent Edward McCready left his Crisfield hometown with his eight year old daughter Suzanne and their nurse Henrietta Steinbach for Atlantic City to meet his wife Caroline. Just down the road in Westover, Edward’s car collided with a passenger train instantly killing Edward and Miss Steinbach. Young Suzanne was alive and carried back to the small

General and Marine hospital in Crisfield. Unfortunately, during that hour long drive, Suzanne died from her injuries. The next day, Caroline McCready arrived at the hospital to view her family’s bodies. In her sorrow, she asked “How much?” Nurse Florence Smith replied “Mrs. McCready, you have no bill from us. We are very sorry we could not have done more.” With tearful continued on page 50

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he Salisbury University Dance Company, directed by Mary Norton, hosts its annual Spring Concert Thursday through Saturday, April 22nd -24th at 8:00 PM and Sunday April 25th at 2:00 PM in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The program will feature works by guest choreographers, resident faculty and company members. Guest artists include Alice Howes and local dance educator Ebru Hungelmann, who will present modern choreography. Howes is on faculty in the Dance program at Coppin State University. An African-modern fusion will be staged by guest Linda Hallmann-Darr. Darr is a dance educator with the Prince Georges County Public school system.

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SU alumna and former company member Katie Erdman-Harrison will return to present contemporary choreography. Local artist Staci Alexander-Snyder will set a work featuring hip-hop technique. Current company member Chelsea Chmel’s work, Hopeless Wanderer, will be featured as the adjudicated student winner of the 2013 Fall Student Showcase. The concert will be rounded out with a ballet, Déjà Vu presented by director Norton and a finale set by faculty member Jessica Hindman-Wheatley. Admission for the performance is $15, $12 for seniors, teens and SU Alumni. Children under 12 are admitted free. SU ID holders will be admitted free Thursday evening. Reservations are not required. Tickets may be purchased online and are available at the door at 7:00 each night. For more information, call 410-543-6228 or visit www.salisbury/theatreanddance

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eyes, Mrs. McCready replied: “You and the people of Crisfield will be paid.” Two weeks later, the widow announced she would build and donate a hospital to the city in her husband’s memory. In 1921, Mrs. McCready purchased the land – Cork Point on the Annemessex River. Two years later the Edward M. McCready Memorial Hospital opened. Since 1923, the Hospital has expanded several times and still uses the original buildings. In 1968, the Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home opened beside the hospital. The single story nursing home was replaced with a 4 story modern structure and added an assisted living center – Chesapeake Cove in 2010. This new building was made possible by many generous donations from the grateful people in the Crisfield community. Over the years, McCready Memorial Hospital, like most facilities, has had its ups and downs, yet through it all the McCready legacy lives on. Personalized, compassionate health care is its mainstay. Today, McCready provides full-service health care with emergency, laboratory, imaging, surgical, outpatient, rehabilitation departments and more. As it looks to the future, other innovative programs and services will be added to better serve the local community. The month of May is special to McCready. May 6 marks the 91st anniversary of the hospital’s opening. National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week follow May 11 – 17 and will feature a celebration with staff, patients, and the community. On Satur-

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day, May 17, McCready will host Community Day for family, friends and the entire Crisfield area community. A variety of activities for children and adults will take place on the McCready grounds. Facility tours, games, a 2 mile run/walk, vendors, exhibits, special guests, and more will celebrate McCready from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend this fun filled day at 201 Hall Highway, Crisfield. Historical details were obtained from the book “75 years of Caring for People: A History of McCready Hospital” by Jean Earley Merson, 1998. Submitted by Sharon E. Cooper, CHES, Director of Community Relations at McCready

Watermen’s Inn 901 W. Main St., Crisfield (410) 968-2119

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Heritage Antiques Market 16168 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, DE 302-645-2309

Over 50+ dealers are housed in our 10,000 square foot building. Open Sun-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 10AM-5PM

Town Center Antiques 1 N. Main St., Berlin, MD & 11 Pitts St., Berlin, MD 410-629-1985 We have over 100 antique vendors in our 2 locations that encompass an entire square block in downtown historic Berlin. We have it all! Open Mon-Sun 10-5 pm. Follow us on facebook.

Toy Town Antiques & More 115 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 410-641-9370

Over 50+ dealers are housed in our 10,000 square foot building. Open Sun-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 10AM-5PM

Scarborough Fair Country Store

Rt.Hwy, 50 Mardela Springs, MD 410-749-7979 16168 Coastal Lewes, DE

New, Used, Consignment, Vintage, Antiques & unusual finds in our 7,000 square foot showroom! Plus we have painted furniture, gifts, handcrafted furniture & Best Chairs; Open Mon-Sat 9:305:30PM, Sun 11-5PM; Closed on Wed.

Maggie’s Hatbox 510 Poplar St. Cambridge, MD 410-901-1200

From the whimsical to the collectible! We have antiques, vintage hats, edectics, pottery and decorative arts. Open Wed-Sun 10AM-4PM and by appointment 443-521-2905

Holly Ridge Lamps & Antiques (Lic#2577) 1406 S. Salisbury Blvd, Unit A, Salisbury, MD 410-742-4392

The largest selection of lamps, lamp shades and parts on the Eastern Shore! Full service repair on site. Beautiful one of a kind hand crafted furniture and antiques. We also buy and trade gold & silver. Find us online at www.Hollyridgelamps.com. Call for hours.

Season’s Best Antiques 104 Poplar Hill Ave, at Main St., Salisbury, MD 410-860-8988

Old, Unusual, Re-purposed, Cool. 10,000 square feet + 50 vendors = hours of fun. Open everyday, 10-5. Seasonsbestantiques.com and follow us on facebook for events and sales.


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Delmarva Coins & Precious Metals PO Box 220, Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2333 www.delmarvacoins.com

We are the Eastern Shore’s division of Coins of the Realm, Inc., providing the best services related to coins, stamp and jewelry. We assist clients in building quality collections at reasonable prices. We also offer strategies for liquidating holdings at customers’ request. Call Garrow King for a private appointment or email at delmarvacoins@gmail.com Lic#ANA LM5910

A Second Time Around 153 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 443-437-7640

Located in the Old Newberrys Building in Downtown Pocomoke. Vintage, unique & repurposed treasures from the Eastern Shore. Large selection of music on vinyl & cd, turntables and accessories. Not a thrift store, Not an antique store. See why we are different. We trade and buy a little or a lot. Open Daily 10am-4pm, Closed Sundays. Or call for appointment. www.facebook.com/A Second Time Around, Pocomoke

Antiques by the River 310 N. Washington St. (Rt 12) Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2333

Nestled next to the Pocomoke River in Historic Down Town Snow Hill, come browse our large & wonderful selection of ‘tiques, uniques and for those lovely gardens, visit our Country Flag Shop. Open Tue-Sun, closed Mon. For appointments call: 443-995-1366.

Somerset Choice Antiques & Bookshop 11765 & 11775 Somerset Ave. Princess Anne, MD 410-651-2238 somersetchoiceantiques.org

Come and see the shop that has people talking - downtown Princess Anne - quality consignments - new finds every week - antiques, vintage, cottage, shabby chic and manly-man sections - PLUS the only bookshop in Somerset County!

Classic Collections at the Vault 105 & 132 Market Street Historic Downtown Pocomoke, MD 410-957-9919

Located in quaint downtown Historic Pocomoke City, you will find our unique selection of fine antiques, 18th & 19th century European furniture, sculptures, ornate frames, mirrors and more displayed in a 5500 sq ft classically restored bank. Our estate & gold jewelry includes diamonds & gems at affordable prices. Open Wednesday thru Saturday 10AM-6PM


CLASSIC COLLECTIONS AT

THE VAULT in beautiful downtown historic Pocomoke City, MD FOR A TRULY UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE Prepare To Be In Awe When You Enter The Doors To

The Vault.. Take a trip back in time when furniture & decor was enchanting and made to last for centuries! Gathered from the far reaches of the world, carefully selected and displayed in a classically restored 5500 sq ft bank in historic downtown Pocomoke - your walk through time will feature beautiful estate and gold jewelry, incredible pieces like fine 18th & 19th Century Antiques, inlaid and Pietra Dura tables, Venetian chandeliers, hand carvings, sculptures, clocks, tapestries, ornate frames and mirrors and brilliant cut crystal, blended with semi-precious stone carvings, Franz Porcelain, and art glass from the finest artists in the WORLD! Visit Classic Collections at The Vault -- Wed thru Saturday 10 am - 6 pm 105 & 132 MARKET STREET, POCOMOKE, MD 410-957-9919 or 410-957-4653


Monday, April 14 Happy Wine-Making Hours Stop in as strangers ... and leave as friends. Infused Oils & Vinegars “on tap” Specialty Foods from around the World Unique Gifts

Join our Culinary Club 100 Green Street • Snow Hill, MD 21863 www.TheCornerShoppe.co 240-426-0530 Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-9pm

Sunday, April 13 Race for the Cure OC Boardwalk

Race village opens at 7:00am. Timed run 9:00am. 3rd Annual Komen MD Race for the Cure in Ocean City. Register at komenmd.org

April 14 – 26 Exhibit: Fine Arts Show

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup.net. Other dates available by appointment.

Tuesday, April 15 Children’s Programming: Story Time

11:15-11:45 a.m. Somerset County Library, Princess Anne. Ages 3-6 with accompanying adult. Free. 410-651-0852.

Tuesday, April 15 BINGO at Elks

6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 1272, Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge. Games begin at 7 pm. 410-221-6044

Wednesday, April 16 Dorchester Chamber Business Luncheon

University Gallery & Electronic Gallery. 410548-2547 or visit www.salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.

12:00-1:15 p.m. Hear what happened in the Legislative Session. $20/members, $25/ non-members RSVP: robin@dorchesterchamber.org or 410-228-3575

Monday, April 14 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 07

Wednesday, April 16 Adult Book Discussion

5:30 pm. Somerset County Library, Crisfield. Expand your knowledge of this spreadsheet program. Preregister 410-968-0955.

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EASTER KIDS FUN FAIR plus art & craft show

Ocean City Convention Center April 18 & 19, 10 am - 5 pm events@oceanpromotions.info • www.oceanpromotions.info

Wednesday, April 16 First Steps in Starting Your Own Business

5:30-7:00 p.m. Is entrepreneurship for you? One Stop Job Market, Conf. Room #025, Salisbury, MD. Pre-register call Lisa Twilley, 410-546-1900 email: ltwilley@marylandcapital.org. Sign up Online at www.marylandcapital.org

Wednesday, April 16 Art In The Evening - Art in the 21st Century. “Power”

6:00-7:15 p.m. Art Film and discussion. register online at www.rehobothlibrary.org

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Wednesday, April 16 Plein Air Tune-Up by Kirk McBride 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $80/person Registration required through Bishop’s Stock Art & Wine Gallery. Call 443-632-3555.

Wednesday, April 16 Wine Making Class

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

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Thursday, April 17 ABC’s of Milk Paint

6:00 p.m. Class - 3 hours. All supplies provided. 10% off paint products purchased that day. The Green Doors. Snow Hill, MD, www. thegreendoors.com 410-251-1119

Friday, April 18 Elks Dinner & Music

6:30 p.m. Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272, 5464 Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge. Most Friday’s, all you can eat for $12. Call for dinner offerings or specials. 410-221-6044

April 19 & 19 Thursday, April 17 Opening Day for Trophy Rockfish Easter Kids Fun Fair Ocean City Convention Center. 10 am-5 pm, (Striped Bass) Season in MD Somerset County’s Charter Captains want you to reel in a great catch. Book your trip today!

Friday, April 18 Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt.

6:00 p.m. Fun and goofy ways to find hidden eggs. Entertainment, prizes, and lots of laughs. Layton’s Chance Winery

Friday, April 18 Vets Helping Vets

see page 58 for details.

April 18 & 19 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

Friday Noon-6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main Street. Artists and artisans exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind handiwork on Friday & Saturday.

Saturday, April 19 Easter/Spring Celebration & 9:00 a.m. Hurlock American Legion #243, 57 Easter Egg Hunt Legion Drive, Hurlock; Weekly informational meetings for all veterans to help vets find services & information. 410-943-8205

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11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Admission is free! White Horse Park, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines. www.oceanpines.org 410641-7717 ext. 3014

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Saturday, April 5 Barks in the Forest Dog Walk

Registration at 9am, walk begins at 10am. Canines/$10, Pet Parents/FREE. Furnace Town Road, Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2032.

FITNESS EVENTS Free Platform Tennis Lessons

Saturday, April 5 Salisubury MD Kennel Club 4th ANNUAL DOG WALK

Registration 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. SMKC Training Center 31663 Winterplace Pkwy. Dog & Handler $20.00, each additional dog $5.00 - donations are tax deductible

12 noon Platform tennis, combines elements of tennis, ping pong, squash, racquetball and handball. Free weekly clinics. Ocean Pines Racquet Complex Manklin Meadows Ocean Pines. www.OceanPines.org 410-641-7717 ext. 3014

Sunday, April 13 Race for the Cure OC Boardwalk

Race village opens at 7:00 a.m. and timed run begins at 9:00 a.m. Join us for the 3rd Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure in Ocean City. Register at komenmd.org

Saturday, April 5, 2014 6th Annual Crab Run

8 a.m.: Dorchester Family YMCA sponsors April 15 & 17 the Crab Run Half Marathon, 410-221-0505 Happy Cleats Soccer www.dorchesterymca.org 5:30 p.m -6:00 p.m. $35/residents $45/ non-residents. Children ages 2 & 3. Meets Saturday, April 5, 2014 weekly on Tuesdays (age 2) Tortoise & Hare Dare 5K Walk/Run and Thursdays (age 3) for FREE 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.- 5K Fun Walk; 6 weeks. Somerset Park, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by The Ocean Pines. Worcester County Health Department & www.OceanPines.org 410-641-7717 ext. 3014 Worcester County Parks & Recreation.

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Saturday, April 19 Chalk Paint速 101

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9:00 a.m. In this workshop using Chalk Paint速 decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Chalk Paint速 is a unique decorative paint developed by Annie Sloan in 31 decorative and historical colors made specifically for painting furniture, floors, and giving walls a completely matt, velvety finish. All supplies provided. The Green Doors, 302 N Washington St Snow Hill, MD, www.thegreendoors. com 410-251-1119

Saturday, April 19 Family Movie Matinee

2:00 p.m. Crisfield and Princess Anne branches of the Somerset County Library. For more information, please call Princess Anne (410651-0852) or Crisfield (410-968-0955)

Saturday, April 19 Preview Party - Paint Snow Hill

Classic Wedge

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

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6:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is $30/applied to the purchase of a painting. Old Firehouse, downtown Snow Hill on Green Street.

Saturday, April 19 Home-Brewing Beer Making Class

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginner class. 5 gallons in 2 hours! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443513-4744. www.brewsup.net. Other dates available by appointment.

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Come to The Globe for GREAT Food Good Fun Live Music Good Friends G L O B E T H E AT E R . C O M

410.641.0784

Saturday, April 19 April 20 – 25 Cambridge Historic Walking Tours 82nd Annual Poodle Club of 11:00 a.m. Long Wharf Park (High& Water America National Specialty Show Sts), Cambridge, MD; One-hour tour of historic High Street, led by a costumed docent.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, www.Poodleclubofamerica.org 410-548-4900 x 142

April 21 Big Kickers Soccer - New Session

Sunday, April 20

Happy Easter!

6:00-7:00 p.m. Boys & girls ages 7-11. Call for pricing. Somerset Park, Ocean Pines, Maryland, www.OceanPines.org 410-6417717 ext. 3014

April 21 & 28 & May 5 & 12 Yoga on the Lawn Series

5:00 p.m. Holloway Hall Lawn. Join yoga instructor Dr. Madhumi Mitra for a hatha yoga and chakra workout. Call 410-543-6271 or visit www.salisbury.edu.

Sunday, April 20 Easter Egg Hunt Breakfast & Service

Monday, April 21 8:30-11:30 a.m. Immanuel United Church Intermediate Microsoft of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road, Cambridge, Publisher 2007 MD 21613. 410-228-4640, www.immanuelucc.com, info@immanuelucc.com

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Wet Pain t Sale

featuring 70 ‘Plein Air’ Artists in Snow Hill n less than I 24 hours, 70 artists registered for

the upcoming Paint Snow Hill being held this April 17-20. Although this is a non-competitive plein air event, with no required locations for painting, this popular event even has a wait list of a 16 artists hoping to get in! Over the 4-day weekend all across the countryside and downtown to the riverfront and the many Bed & Breakfasts, the ‘plein air’ artists will brave the elements and paint in the open air. Local residents welcome the artists in their homes too! In its’ 11th year, this annual event is organized and sponsored by Bishops Stock Art and Wine Gallery and the Arts on the River hosts the Paint Snow Hill “Wet Paint” Show & Sale. The ticketed preview of the sale is Saturday, April 19th from 6-8pm. Admission is $30 and that amount is applied to the purchase of a painting. The show continues on Sunday, April 20 from 1-4pm with no admission fee.

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By Molly Hilligoss

Paint Snow Hill not only benefits the artists with its Wet Paint Sale, but a portion of the monies raised come back to the community to encourage arts and entertainment in the charming historic town of Snow Hill. This year, the artists coming include: Kim Abplanalp, Gina Lento, Lissa Abrams, Mimi Little, Claire Beadon Carnell, Lynne Lockhart, Leslie Belloso, Barbara Mandel, Judy Benton, Kirk McBride, Brigitte Bowden, Lynn Mehta, Margaret Bradach, Alison Menke, Claudia Brookes, Lisa Mitchell, Kenneth Browne, Barbara Mowery, Margery Caggiano, Randy Murphy, Jackie Clark, Carole Boggemann Peirson, Judith Collins, Gary Pendleton, Annie Compton, Vanessa Piche, Jan Crooker, Martha Pileggi, Ann Crostic, Karen Pindzola, Jess Cross Davis, Jim Rehak, David Diaz, Marie Riccio, Phyllis Dixon, Thomas Ritchie, Scot Dolby, Jane Rowe, John Eiseman, Paula Rubin-Wexler, Lois Engberg, Duane Sabiston, Linda Epstein, Ann Schaefer, Sandra Esham, Desiree Holmes Scherini, Matt Fenton, Sherry Schnepfe, Candy Giard, Mai Strausburg, Deborah Harwick, David Terrar, Ann

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Hayden, Nancy Thompson, Tara Holl, Patricia Tice, Laura Howell, Dottie Troxler, Diane Hurwitz-Specht, Denise Vitollo, Laura Jenkins, Meg Walsh, Lillian Kennedy, Nancy West, Janice Kirsh, Catherine Whitehead, Kathleen Kotarba, Laura Wilke, Michael Kotarba, Karen Winston-Levin Last year, after all the numbers were tallied at the Wet Paint Show and Sale, the gross was $11,000. This means the artists received $8250 for their great work. In addition 3 artists received awards - $500 to Carole BÜggemann Peirson for Artists' Choice, $450 to Kirk McBride for the All Hallows' purchase award and $1000 to Diane Hurwitz-Specht for the 10th Anniversary purchase award. We are very excited to see the works that are created this year. See you in Snow Hill April 17-20th! We hope you will come out, see the artists in action, dine in one of the several locally owned restaurants and shop in the cute Town of Snow Hill. And don’t forget to bring your camera while you enjoy a canoe or boat ride along the beautiful Pocomoke River.

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Monday, April 21 Cooking with Kids

1:00 p.m. Somerset County Library, Princess Anne. Join Chef Derek Dahl teaches fun and easy recipes kids can make by themselves! 410-651-0852.

Monday, April 21 Happy Wine-Making Hour

April 24 – 27 Delmarva Birding Weekend

The 19th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates spring migration. www.delmarvabirding.org. 800-852-0335 or 410-632-3110.

Thursday, April 24 6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes Chesapeake Ghost 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Walks – Crisfield Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Tuesday, April 22 BINGO at Elks

6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 1272, Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge, MD; Games begin at 7 pm; Food & drinks available for purchase. 410-221-6044

Wednesday, April 23 Wine Making Class

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

April 24 – 27 Dance: SU Dance Company Spring Dance Concert

8:00 p.m. Holloway Hall Auditorium. Features works by resident faculty, guest artists and adjudicated student winner of Fall Showcase. Call 410-543-6228 or visit www. salisbury.edu/theatreanddance.

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7:00-8:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Baptist Temple/intersection of Main Street and Somerset Avenue. http://chesapeakeghostwalks. com/event/crisfield-ghostwalk/2014-04-24/.

April 25 & May 23 4th Friday Art Stroll in Downtown Pocomoke City

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Delmarva Discovery Center will have FREE admission on 4th Friday nights. www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org 410.957.9933

April 25, 26 & 27 Concert: Opera Workshop

Holloway Hall, Great Hall; 3 & 8 p.m. An original opera with Broadway scenes by John Wesley Wright. 410-543-6385 or visit www. salisbury.edu.

April 25, 26 & 27 44th Annual Ward World Carving Competition & Art Festival See page 74-75 for details.

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April 5th 2014

10am-7pm contributed by James Dufendach of PLB Comics

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he Eastern Shore Fan Con, the Eastern Shore of Maryland's premiere genre con returns to the campus of UMES Aril 5th 2014. ESFC focuses on Anime, Video Games and Comic Books as well as all things geeky and has a little something for everyone. Building on the immense success of the previous two year’s events, ESFC returns with fresh content as well as the popular events of years past. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet guests, artists and vendors from the worlds of comics, anime and gaming. Along with this, attendees will have access to Anime screenings in a real theater all day long, panels happening every hour, a costume/cosplay contest with prizes, competition in video game tournaments and free play, CCG tournaments, AMV contest and much more; most of which will be free after an admission cost of just $10 ($8 if in costume). 2014 brings back some past guests and adds new ones as well. ESFC is proud to welcome

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such all-star guests as Greg LaRocque (The Flash, Crybaby, Marvel Team-Up, etc.), Neil Vokes (Adventures of Superman, Flesh and Blood, Robotech, etc.), Mark McKenna (X Men, Spider Man, Batman, Combat Jacks, etc.), and The Living Corpse crew; Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson, and Blair Smith. We will also be welcoming back Steampunk Family who will be reprising their ultra popular panels. Held on the campus of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Fan Con boasts more advanced facilities than many regional cons have access to. Within the Student Services Center where the convention is held are a full movie theater for screenings and costume contest, several large meeting rooms with full A\V support for panels, a separate space dedicated to video game tournaments featuring giant pull down screens, free play on both new and classic gaming consoles and plenty of room for both players and spectators. And of course

there is a large convention floor for vendors, artists and guests. And as an added bonus, real food at a very reasonable price and a dining area will be available right on premise. ESFC is presented by UMES student group A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime with support from PLB Comics as a way to promote anime, comics and the independent creators involved in them. All proceeds from ticket and table sales go directly to A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime to fund trips, support independent artists, create events and community outreach. For more details, directions and the latest news you can find Eastern Shore Fan Con online at: http://www.easternshorefancon. com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/easternshorefancon UMES (in the Student Services Center) http://www.easternshorefancon.com 443-880-6980


Wanted s r o d n e V 2014 Christmas Gift and Craft Show presented by

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF SALISBURY Wicomico Youth & Civic Center October 25 & 26, 2014 Call 410-677-3029 for an application

Friday, April 25 4th Friday Art Stroll in Historic Downtown Pocomoke

5:00-8:00 p.m. Free event. Local artist showcase and sell their work. Businesses open until 8 pm. Music by Alex&Shiloh. downtownpocomoke.com 410-957-1333

Friday, April 25 Handsell Longhouse Fundraiser & Auction

6:00-9:00 p.m. Layton’s Chance, 4225 New Bridge Rd, Vienna. $10/pp/cash wine bar. Proceeds go to maintaining the Chicone Longhouse. www.restorehandsell.org

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Friday, April 25 Elks Dinner

6:30 p.m. Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272, 5464 Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge, MD, 410221-6044; Most Friday night’s all you can eat for $12. Call for dinner offerings or specials.

April 26 & 27 Ocean Pines House & Home Expo

April 26 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. & April 27 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Over 50 exhibitors ready to help you with your home improvement projects. Free admission and parking. Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, www.MidAtlanticExpos.com 410641-7717 ext. 3014

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Delmarva Public Radio

PROGRAMS FORMAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE RADIO With exciting new programs and a bold new format, Delmarva Public Radio has rededicated itself to providing you with the best news, music, arts and culture from Delmarva – and around the world.

WSCL 89.5 Fine Arts & Culture WSDL 90.7 Rhythm & News www.delmarvapublicradio.net • 410-543-6895


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Ward World Carving Competition & Art Festival

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than 1,400 wildfowl carvings by artists representing all levels of experience -- from youth to world champions -- with each competing for a share of nearly $60,000 in cash and prizes at what is recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious event of its kind. Since the first competition, more than four decades ago, the World Championship has awarded carvers with over $2.5 million in prize money. Anyone attending the show has a chance not only to see these intricately detailed works of art but also to learn about the different bird species through the carvers interpretation of nature. “You will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of many of the more than 600 bird species in the United States, in addition to species from around the globe,” said Lora

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Bottinelli, executive director of the Ward Museum. “For anyone who adores nature, enjoys birds and has an appreciation for fine art, the World Championship is the place to be to experience the best wildfowl art the world has to offer.” Back by popular demand is Skyhunters in Flight, a demonstration of the ancient art of falconry, with master falconer Brian Bradley on Sunday, April 27. Bradley will present an educational lecture with live birds on display, followed by free flight demonstrations with a variety of raptors from around the world. Audience members will have the opportunity to witness a hawk and falcon sharpen their hunting skills while experiencing the silent flight of an owl. They also learn about the raptors’ many adaptations for survival and the vital role they play at the top of the food chain in their environment. This a rare opportunity for both bird lovers and photographers to interact with and observe these majestic birds, as they typically hunt in remote places or at night. Educational classes, seminars and demonstrations by master carvers gives visitors the chance to learn the ins and outs of wildfowl carving from those responsible for helping

the art form evolve to the level it is at today. Activities for children are plentiful at the Kids Corner, where children can create soap carvings, carve feathers using power tools, and receive instruction from a world champion carver and decoy painter. For those wishing to take in nature’s local bounty, outdoor activities will include an early morning bird-watching excursion to Assateague Island and a sunset cruise on Sinepuxent Bay. Saturday’s live auction provides a chance to bid on original works of art by top artists from around the world. A silent auction for the two winning carvings from the Champagne Waterfowl and Champagne Waterfowl Champion divisions also is scheduled. Additionally, visitors may purchase carvings directly from the artists at the Carvers Art Shop. Visitors of the event have the opportunity to shop at nearly 100 vending booths to purchase paintings, photography, carvings, bronze sculptures, jewelry, folk art, home decorating items and carving supplies. For more information, call 410-742-4988, ext. 120, or visit the Ward Museum website at www.wardmuseum.org.

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An Evening in Old

Lewestown

Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture’s Annual Fundraiser

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o you love local history? Do you want to help preserve it? The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is holding its annual fundraiser in historic Lewes, DE at the Lewes Historical Society on April 26 from 4-7 p.m. Spend the evening touring the historic properties at the Lewes Historical Society Complex that range in date from the 1600s to the late 1800s. Properties at the Complex include an early doctor’s office, a one-room school house, a country store that functioned from 1800-1963 and a blacksmith’s shop! Enjoy mint juleps, an open bar, a raw oyster bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction and string music. Proceeds from this event go toward creating exhibits, presenting lectures and other programming that preserve and disseminate the rich history and culture of Delmarva. The Lewes Historical Society began in 1961 and is committed to protecting and promoting the history of Lewes. The Nabb Research Center, founded in 1982 by Salisbury University history professors Dr. Ray Thompson and Sylvia Bradley to serve as a history laboratory for students, is an archival repository that collects and preserves local historical resources and artifacts. Researchers of all ages interested in Delmarva history are invited to use its facilities and donate local memorabilia to its collections. Tickets for the event are $75 and are available in advance only. For more information or to buy tickets call 410-543-6312. Tickets may also be purchased online at: http://alumni.salisbury.edu/event/Lewestown To learn more about the Nabb Center or the Lewes Historical Society visit: http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/ or http://www.historiclewes.org

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An Evening in Old Lewestown Saturday April 26 4 – 7 p.m. Come support the Nabb Research Center at the Lewes Historical Society Complex in Lewes, DE, and enjoy a uniquely elegant evening of fabulous food, music, potent potables and a silent auction. Journey through the area’s history by ambling through nine historic local buildings dating from the mid-1600s to the late 1800s including houses, a school, a blacksmith shop and more. $75 tickets sold in advance only • 410-543-6312

Tickets may be purchased online at: http://alumni.salisbury.edu/event/Lewestown

A treasure chest full of unique gifts await you at

Precious’ Boutique

Jewelry, Gifts, Candles, Wearables & More!

Opening April 12th Grand Opening Event on May 3rd Herring Creek Professional Center 12417 Ocean Gateway #20, Ocean City, MD 410-600-5812

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APRIL 25-27 DOWNTOWN SALISBURY

Food, Fun, & Entertainment all weekend!

FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND

April 26 & 27 WineFest 2014 in St. Michaels

Saturday, April 26 Philosophy Symposium: Noon-5:00 p.m. each day. Theme: “Wines The Foundational Reality of from Around the World”. Animate Life Moving in Concert 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TETC 153. Dr. Maxine April 26 & 27 Sheets-Johnstone, gives two talks addressJewelry Making ing the overlap between philosophy and art. with Sue Stockman 410-543-6030 www.salisbury.edu. OC Center for the Arts 502 94th St.; call to sign up 410-524-9433.

Saturday, April 26 Zoo Stampede 5K Run/Walk

9:00 a.m. rain or shine. Salisbury Zoo, East Gate. Sponsored by VP Shoes. 410-860-6880 X8.

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Saturday, April 26 Snow Hill Community Yard Sale

Time: TBA Come find a treasure and help the museum at our Yard Sale Fund-raiser! Call us if you have items for us to sell. Julia A. Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, www.purnellmuseum.com 410-632-0515

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Saturday, April 26 Second Annual Art War

SU Art Galleries, Downtown Campus. Deadline for artists to reserve their place is Friday, April 18. Call 410-548-2547 or visit www. salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.

Saturday, April 26 Evening in Old Lewestown

4:00-7:00 p.m. Lewes Historical Society Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes, DE. $75/person, includes food, drinks, music and silent auction. Register at http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu. 410-543-6312.

Saturday, April 26 Cambridge Historic Walking Tours

11:00 a.m. Long Wharf Park (High& Water Sts), Cambridge, MD; One-hour tour of historic High Street, led by a costumed docent.

Saturday, April 26 Family Board Games at the Library

2:00 p.m. Crisfield and Princess Anne branches of the Somerset County Library. For more information, Princess Anne (410651-0852) Crisfield (410-968-0955)

Saturday, April 26 Home-Brewing Beer Making Class

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beginner class. 5 gallons in 2 hours! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

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APRIL FEATURED ARTIST Kirk McBride "Everything has a moment when light and shadow create something breathtaking to view." Kirk McBride is constantly looking for those moments to inspire his oil paintings. He travels often and paints a variety of subjects from seascapes to mountains, from city scenes to landscapes, from foreign cafes to interiors of his own home and studio. The light and shadow relationship is the unifying theme that runs throughout his work. Winning "Best in Show" at the first local art show he entered encouraged Kirk to make painting a lifelong pursuit. He's been at it for over 30 years now, first part-time in watercolors, and since the late '90's, full-time in oils. He has been influenced by a number of painters from the past, including Edward Hopper, Edgar Paine, Emil Gruppe, Frederick Mulhaupt and the Russian Impressionists of the early 20th Century. Kirk graduated from the University of Maryland in 1974 and has studied with nationally recognized painter, and fellow surf industry veteran, Ken Auster.

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Travels to Italy, Mexico, the Caribbean, Maine, Colorado and California provide a variety of images for Kirk's paintings. Kirk often paints "plein air" (outdoors) and uses those small plein air paintings, along with sketches and snapshots as studies for his larger studio pieces. He has been elected a"Signature" member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Kirk has been juried into a number of plein air painting competitions and exhibitions where he has won awards. He has been invited to paint in the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational four times, has been juried into Plein Air Easton three times and Paint Annapolis five times. His home and studio are on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Several times a year, he offers 2 and 3 day workshops in Oil Painting. For more information on workshops or commission works, call Kirk McBride 410-641-1657. Kirk McBride Gallery Featured Artists this month at Bishops Stock Art & Wine Gallery. He will also be painting “plein air” during the Snow Hill Plein Air event and will have his newest works at the Wet Paint Sale on April 20th in the Old Firehouse, Downtown Snow Hill.

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Saturday, April 26 Boundaries Seminar with Best Selling Author John Townsend

9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Dr. John Townsend, presents a Seminar, based on his best selling book series, “Boundaries.” $35. For more info; SalisburyBoundaries@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 26 Poker Run Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness Registration-10:00 a.m. Hooper’s Restaurant, West Ocean City. $20/rider $10/ passenger. Contact: Mary Henderson at 410-213-1177, womensupportingwomen.org

Saturday, April 26 DCA Guest Artist Reception Saturday, April 26 Dorchester Center for Fireworks at Shorebirds Game

the Arts, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD. Meet guest artists & their talented GA Stars.

7:05 p.m. Delmarva Shorebirds, 6400 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury, MD 2184, 410-219-3112. Fireworks following the game Presented by Dr. Susan Vickers at Seaside Smiles

B arks in the Forest A Fu n Wa l k f o r Do g s !

A Benefit to make Furnace Town “Dog Friendly”

Saturday April 5, 2014

Registration begins 9 AM • Walk begins at 10 AM Furnace Town Living Heritage Village Canines = $10 Pet Parents = Free Event includes: Doggy Treats Doggy Door Prizes Doggy Surprises and Free Admission to Furnace Town following the walk. More information call 410-632-2032 or visit Furnace Town Facebook page All dogs must be leashed and under control of their owners at all times.

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w w w. n y p i z z e R i a o f S a l i S b u R y. c o M

We Deliver! 410-543-1911 DePietro’s New York Pizzeria is mere footsteps from Salisbury University! 211 Milford St, Salisbury, MD

ReStauRant HouRS: 11aM -10pM Mon-Sat DeliveRy HouRS: 11aM-2pM & 5pM-10pM

Saturday, April 26 Multi-Cultural Festival

Cambridge Empowerment Center, 615B Pine Street, Cambridge. Community Festival.

Sunday, April 27 UMES Honors Band and Choir Concert

Monday, April 28 Happy Wine-Making Hour

6:00-7:00 p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

4 pm. UMES Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts. 410-651-6571.

Sunday, April 27 Earth Mother Day at Handsell

12:00-4:00 p.m. Handsell, Indiantown Road, Vienna. Free & open to the public. www.restorehandsell.org

Tuesday, April 29 BINGO @ Elks

6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 1272, Elks Lodge Rd, Cambridge, MD; Games begin at 7 pm. 410221-6044.

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Wednesday, April 30th Wine Making Class

Wednesday, April 30 SU Hoedown featuring 6 p.m.-7:00p.m. Beginner class. 1 kit makes Americana folk trio Red Molly 30 bottles of wine! 9028 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD. Call to reserve seat & directions. Brews Up at 443-513-4744. www.brewsup. net. Other dates available by appointment.

Wednesday, April 30 Multicultural Festival Day

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Pergola & University Hill. For more information call 410-548-4503 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.

6:00 p.m. Holloway Hall Lawn. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.

Wednesday, April 30 Enviro & Economic Implications of Natural Gas Drilling for MD

7:00 p.m. Guerrieri Center, Wicomico Room. For more information call 410-677-5045 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.

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Farmers Market

Fridays 10am-3pm Douwntown Berlin Sundays 8-noon PNC Bank lot, Garfield Pkwy & PA Ave Thursdays 3-6 pm Long Wharf, Downtown May-Oct + Saturdays in the summer Saturdays 1-5 pm 110 Blue Heaven Rd Saturdays 9-noon Park Row, Fountain Park Wed & Sat 8-noon 4113 Main St (April 16-Oct 15) Saturdays 8am-1pm Wednesdays 1-6 pm Parking lot/Harrison St. Mon-Fri 8-noon Coastal Hwy & E. Essex St Fridays 3-6 pm Sports at the Beach/route 9 Saturdays 9am-1pm Uptown across from M&T Bank Saturdays 8-noon Historic Comples, 110 Shipcarpenter St (May 10 - Sept 28) Saturdays 9am-1pm N. Walnut St./Riverwalk Park Fridays 3-7 pm 624 Mulberry St Sundays 8am-1pm Phillips Lot, 142 St./Coastal Hwy (more days added as season progresses) Saturdays 8-noon Whitehorse Park/239 Ocean Pkwy Year-round (8am-1pm starting May 1st) Wednesdays 4-6 pm Oxford Community Center Fri & Sat 8-noon Cypress Park, Market St Thursdays 3-6 pm Downtown South parking lot Saturdays 8am-1pm Lot 16, Market St, off Rt. 13 Tuesdays 2:30-6pm Asbury U.M. Church, Camden Ave Saturdays 8:30-noon W. Sussex Boys/Girls club 310 Virginia Ave Thursdays noon-5pm Old Firehouse on West Green St Saturdays 8:30-11:30 Muskrat Park on St. Michael’s Harbor Tuesdays noon-3pm Grove Park (May 16-Oct 28)

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Ward World Carving Competition & Art Festival

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World-Class Auction April 26 at 2:00 p.m. sponsored by Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill

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