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Tidewater Times

Since 1952, Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol. 68, No. 4

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September 2019

Features: About the Cover Photographer: Nancy O. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity: Helen Chappell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 South Dakota Gems: Bonna L. Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Waterman's Portrait ~ Master Jove Wang: Rose-Marie Towle . . . 51 Tidewater Kitchen: Pamela Meredith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 A Forum for Lifelong Learning: Michael Valliant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Tidewater Gardening: K. Marc Teffeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Those Poplar Girls: Gary D. Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 The Chesapeake Film Festival: Sandy Cannon-Brown . . . . . . . . . 155 Changes ~ TREE: Roger Vaughan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Departments: September Tide Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Caroline County ~ A Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Queen Anne’s County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Dorchester Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Easton Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 St. Michaels Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Oxford Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Tilghman ~ Bay Hundred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 September Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Anne B. Farwell, Publisher

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About the Cover Photographer Nancy O. Henry b y placement i n co mp e t i t io ns sponsored by Plein Air Easton!, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the MD Dept. of Natural Resources and the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Her photos can also be seen at The Dorchester Center for the Arts and the Candleberry Gallery in St. Michaels. Nancy and her husband, Ed, moved to Talbot County in 1976. They live in McDaniel with two energetic puggles. This month’s cover photo is titled Chincoteague Ponies. View more of Nancy’s photos at flickr.com/photos/ ohenry9944.

After completing a 41-year professional career, Nancy O. Henry was well into retirement when she was introduced to photography. The gift of a digital camera in 2010 was all it took. Two cameras, and many classes and workshops later, she has begun to exhibit her work. Landscapes and local scenes are her forte. Her goal is to emotionally engage the viewer beyond an initial cursory glance, by the inclusion of an element of surprise and/or something unexpected. Others have noted its appealing “authenticity.” Nancy’s work has been recognized



It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity! by Helen Chappell

The other day, the heat index was 115 in the Y parking lot, according to my weather app. Walking out of the nicely air-conditioned gym into the summer heat was like being slapped in the face with the open door of a blast furnace. The A/C in the car didn’t even start to cool until I pulled into my own driveway, which I am sure you, dear reader, have also experienced. I staggered dramatically through the heat into the house. Eastern Shore humidity is possibly the worst humidity in the world. It’s like breathing raspberry Jell-O. Collapsing in the air-conditioned house felt like safety. Which leads me to ask: how did we survive without air-conditioning? While I don’t view my childhood through a nostalgic veil of Disney, I don’t recall collapsing from the heat. Do kids just not feel extremes of weather like adults? I can remember my parents and my aunts and uncles collapsed on the screened porch facing the water, too hot to move. Just sitting in these uncomfortable canvas folding chairs hoping for a breath of a breeze com-

ing off the creek. Meanwhile, my brother, my cousins and I pranced around outside, oblivious to everything but the cloud of mosquitos that rose from the marsh at dusk. I can remember my mother, crumpled from one of her endless rounds of housecleaning, sitting in her favorite chair in the living room, too hot to move, smoking a Salem and drinking a glass of iced tea. Her feet were propped up on the f loor fan in front of her. People of a certain age will remember f loor fans. They were







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It's the Humidity! drum shaped cages, inside of which an electric fan moved air around in a four-foot area. Everyone had at least one that was moved from living room to bedroom at night, where it continued to move hot air around. Their cousins, the round fans, are still around. They were smaller and could be made to move hot air from side to side, as if they were following a tennis match. So, you would get maybe five seconds of semi-cool air, which would fade away when the fan face moved in a slow arc. Ede of Trinidad


As kids, we were warned about sticking our hands inside these fans. One of the rules of childhood was that disobeying a basic safety rule could cost you a finger in a fan blade. It had happened, our elders

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and it’s taller than you are, but it could be so hot down those rows where no breeze penetrated. It seemed as if we were always having a drought, and the hard clay soil would crack like a roadmap.

warned us, to a disobedient kid. Kids who broke the safety rules never came to any good end, incidentally. My brother’s BB gun would put one of our eyes out (beautifully illustrated in the classic Boomer film A Christmas Story). Sticking your head or even your arm out of a moving car window could either behead you or disarm you by a passing telephone pole. And a lot of other things that had Consequences. But the fans! Wherever the adults went, the f loor fan followed. I don’t know how they could stand the heat, except older people seemed tired and either too hot or too cold all the time. Now that I can sit around on a porch with the best of them, I understand it. Life just wears you down to a thin nub, especially the dog days of summer. The stinking-hot humidity just lay across the land like a dirty blanket. The breeze barely stirred the corn. I liked to wander in the rows because corn smells so good

I can never hear a redwing blackbird’s song without thinking about those hot, dry summer days and those beautiful birds, f lashing their red epaulettes, perched in the trumpet vine and Queen Anne’s lace, enjoying the heat. That song brings back memories of my childhood like nothing else can. I’m sorry they seem to be disappearing from the Shore landscape. I was an imaginative child, and for a while I was convinced that at night, The Thing Under The Bed


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Like most little kids, I was terrified of loud noises, and believe me, those cannon shots across that f lat land sounded like a war zone. I’d crawl into bed with the nearest adult and bury my head in a pillow until it passed over. Needless to say, this annoyed the nearest adult, because I was also a whiny kid. Lightning didn’t bother me so much, but thunder was a terror that made The Thing Under the Bed look like Howdy Doody. I don’t think they got electricity up the Neck District until the early ’40s. I wasn’t around, so I don’t know for sure, but I think that’s what they said in those idle conversations adults had sitting on the screened porch in the heat. So, every time we had a thunderstorm, and sometimes just on general principles, the power would go down. And it would stay down for what I remember as hours. So, we lit kerosene lamps. I think my

would come out and get me. Grab my ankles and drag me down into some black hole beneath the rug where. . . I don’t know what fate awaited me down there, but I knew it was a bad one. But only if I didn’t cover up with a sheet. If I slept on top of the sheets, The Thing would see me and get me. I never confided this to anyone, because you know, adults just don’t believe in The Thing Under the Bed, but my mother would periodically tell me I’d be cooler at night if I didn’t pull the sheet up over my entire body, including my head. Every once in a while, thunderstorms would roll through. I was, of course, terrified of the thunder. Down on the Dorchester lowlands, thunder echoed and sounded even louder. My aunt telling me that it was simply angels rolling barrels around heaven didn’t help. 18

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people actually started buying home window units. My father was an advanced thinker when it came to innovative stuff, especially where his comfort was concerned. So, we got air-conditioning. We had two giant window units that were state of the art back in the day. One in the kitchen and one in the library, the name we had for the room where we watched TV. The whole downstairs was suddenly cool and crispy, even when you could fry an egg on the sidewalk. (And don’t think we didn’t try that one, because we did.) Of course, we were still sweltering upstairs, but the idea was that it was cooler at night, so we weren’t suffering as much. I was working one of my many low-wage high school jobs by that

parents had purchased them as antiques, but we sure did use them in the darkness, when the ghosts and the things that lived in the woods came prowling around. Of course, I never told anyone about those, either, because I knew no one would believe me. I think on some level I knew myself that my monsters and ghosts were all smoke and mirrors, but I couldn’t be sure. The ghosts and The Thing had retired to wherever wild things go when you grow out of them by the time we got. . .air-conditioning. Back in the '50s, home air was still relatively new. Restaurants and movie theaters would entice people in by proclaiming “We’re Air-Conditioned!” years before


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And I’m just as hot and cranky as they were. The great thing is I can live in the air-conditioning all summer long and gaze back across the ladder of years at my childhood through a gauzy romanticism of a past that never was. But I swear, as a kid, I never felt the heat the way I do now. What’s up with that? Helen Chappell is the creator of the Sam and Hollis mystery series and the Oysterback stories, as well as The Chesapeake Book of the Dead. Under her pen names, Rebecca Baldwin and Caroline Brooks, she has published a number of historical novels.

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South Dakota Gems by Bonna L. Nelson

Having mostly explored both coasts of the United States, we decided to head west. What better way to be introduced to the Wild West than by heading out to the Fort Hayes Old West Town and Dinner Show, just five miles south of Rapid City, on our first night. As soon as we arrived from the airport, we unpacked our bags at The Rushmore Hotel & Suites, freshened, picked up our rental car and GPSed our way to a chuck wagon dinner. The site is the film location of the movie Dances with Wolves,

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a lead guitarist who is a local music teacher and a fiddler who is a classically trained violist. They played western, country and pop music intermixed with dancing and comedy. Along with our dinner mates, we were soon tapping our toes, clapping our hands, smiling and laughing. It was a wonderful introduction to our trip out west. What could be wilder than the Badlands? Our friends Joyce and Raymond Roghair, farmers from Murdo, South Dakota, met us at the Badlands National Park. We hopped in their car for an auto tour on the Badlands Loop Road in southwestern South Dakota, about an hour’s drive from Rapid City. We stopped at overlooks for astonishing panoramic views of the Badlands’

and the owner has added a museum, various cowboy craft workshops such as lasso rope making and tin plate making, and a variety of old western buildings. Dinner was served in a barn-like structure, chuck wagon style. When the supper bell rang, we lined up with tin plates in hand while cowboys and cowgirls filled them with grilled beef or chicken, baked potatoes, western-style baked beans, ranch biscuits and honey, applesauce and lemonade or coffee served in tin mugs. We sat at picnic tables and were enter t a i ne d by t he For t Haye s Wranglers Variety Show. The talented musicians on the stage included



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ranger. Badlands wind and water erosion f requent ly revea ls new finds, and while hikers have been lucky in the past, we were not. The Badlands contains fossil beds dating 23 to 35 million years old. At the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, we learned that the park is jointly managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Sioux Lakota Tribal Government, whose ances-

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bilia on the walls, uniforms, jackets, boots, fire equipment and photos. The beer was hearty and rich. On our last full day in Rapid City, a sunny 77-degree day, we drove 8 miles south to visit Bear Country USA, a unique wildlife park, before joining our group for a Caravan company tour. We took a driving tour to see over 25 species of North American mammals, including the largest privately owned collection of American Black Bear. The animals mostly live free and in the wild in the 200-acre park in the Black Hills. The driving map that we received at the entrance says, “The animals are by no means tame! Remember to stay in your cage…the animals roam free here.” I was skeptical at first but was amazed as we spotted elk, timber a nd a rc t ic wolve s, deer, bison, big hor n a nd Da ll sheep, Rock y Mountain goats, cougars, bobcats, a variety of bears and other wildlife in the natural environment of forests and fields of the family-owned wildlife conservation area. The wildlife

Roosevelt while I searched Google for a restaurant recommendation. Rapid Cit y is a happening spot, alive with the young people and families who are vital to any town enjoying outdoors, dining venues with live music and temperatures in the mid-70s. We visited the Rushmore Society and Information Center for some insights into the town and the area. The attendant was friendly and helpful and suggested we try the Firehouse Brewing Company for dinner. Listed on the National Historic Register, the family-friendly dining spot is housed within Rapid City’s first fire hall, which dates to 1915 and is decorated with firehouse memora36


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or crossed in front of us, including lumbering black and brown bears. At the end of the driving tour, we parked and strolled the Wildlife Walkway to observe smaller animals and animal babies, including adorable, playful foxes and bear cubs playing in hollow logs, shallow caves and small ponds. In nearby Hill City, an old mining town, we traveled back in time at the Museum @ Black Hills (Geological) Institute. Scientists from the Institute discovered “Sue,� the largest, most extensive and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found. The surrounding Black Hills front the Rockies, and some scientists consider them to be the oldest mountain range on the continent.

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bought a sizeable fossil tooth for a neighbor child collector. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful; from them we learned that the dark, ponderosa-pined Black Hills are home to the Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore memor ia ls, our f irst stops on the Caravan tour beginning the next day, as well as the Badlands that we had explored a few days ago. We met our traveling companions that night at the Rushmore Hotel. The 45 travelers were from all over the USA, including four from Maryland (but unknown to us) and 10 from the Delaware beaches. Florida, Texas, California and several other states were also well represented. The youngest had just graduated from high school and was with his

The Black Hills are a paleontological paradise. The modest museum with changing exhibits includes an outstanding, researched collection of dinosaur skeletons (30); land, marine and plant fossils; rocks, minerals, ammonites, meteorites, etc., collected by Institute scientists and from donors around the world The gift shop was a wonderland for rock collectors like me. I added to my collection with more local South Dakota Prairie agates (the wor d “a gate” der ive s f r om t he Greek word for “happy,” which the beautiful rocks make me feel) and purchased gifts of gemstone jewelry for family and friends. John


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platforms to admire the amazing car v ings of four presidents who shaped our country. While gazing at the site, a man greeted John by name. In one of those amazing moments that life sometimes gifts us, Steve Cutair, a former coworker and friend whom John had been trying to locate for years, embraced us at the memorial! A long w ith Steve, we learned that between 1927 and 1941, Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the colossal faces of U.S. presidents George Washington, the father of our countr y and first president; Thomas Jefferson, our third president and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence who expanded our country from coast to coast; Theodore Roosevelt, our 16th president who protected our wildlife and created national parks; and Abraham Lincoln, our 26th president who emancipated all slaves and restored the union in the Civil War. The presidents were chosen to represent the first 150 years of the

Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Ziolkowski’s mantra was “never forget your dreams,” wisdom for the ages. Seventeen miles east of the Crazy Horse Memorial stands the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial featuring the sculptures of four presidents carved into the Black Hills granite by Gutzon Borglum. Pre-trip, we had “visited” Mount Rushmore via the Alfred Hitchcock 1959 film North by Northwest starring Cary Grant. We viewed the film with our friends Annie and Don Kerstetter in their marvelous home theatre, sitting on red velvet chairs while drinking white wine. How did the real thing compare? The day was comfortable, in the 70s, a sun-cloud mix. We walked The Avenue of Flags ~ 56 state and territory f lags waving in the slight breeze. There were crowds of visitors, but not so many that we couldn’t get to the various viewing


great experiment in democracy that is America. We also v iewed the inspir ing 5,500-foot memorial and forest of ponderosa pines beneath it from the dining terrace at the Carvers’ Marketplace. The bison chili was the special of the day, and it was delicious, spic y and f illed w it h tender ground meat chunks. We stood in a long line to sample the visitors’ must-have, Thomas Jefferson’s famous vanilla ice cream, handmade from his recipe. We were not disappointed. The theatre and visitor center were closed for renovation, but our tour guide provided background about the sculpting of the federally funded memorial and our research filled in the gaps. Over three million people from all over the world visit the site annually to view one of the world’s greatest wonders. I felt hu mbled i n t he pre senc e of our dedicated forefathers and heroes and was reminded of our true patriotic history and heritage. The sculptor specifically chose the presidents carved into the Mount Rushmore Memorial to represent our country’s birth, growth, development and preservation. America the beautiful!

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Waterman’s Portrait A Masterpiece by Jove Wang by Rose-Marie Towle

You could hear a pin drop in the historic Avalon Theater as collectors and artists sat quietly in the cabaret seating and balcony areas awaiting the painting demonstration by Master Jove Wang of Pasadena, CA, during the 15th Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival in July. After introductions, the Master sat in front of the easel, studied his model for a few moments and began to sketch his canvas with thin umber and sweeping gestures. Like a symphony conductor, Master Wang held the brush loosely, drawing indications of mass, line and point, scrubbing in large blocks of shadow and using delicate calligraphic strokes to outline details for his creation. Next, he entered the painting phase with dramatic yet precise strokes, filling the canvas with “local color” that brought forth the image. His model, local waterman John Kinnamon, sat stoically as the Master carved out his image. Like a sculptor, Jove developed the facial features, neck and chest and built volume and depth, bringing the painting to life.

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all incorporated to create harmony in the painting. Like a conductor, he held the brush freely, hovering it above the painting and pinpointing a stroke, laying down thick color to create depth and beauty. The flow of his work was a pleasure to watch, and his analogy of “painting is like music” was felt. The audience gasped with delight as Jove picked up a large glob of Cadmium Yellow and, with a sweep of the pallet knife, laid down the yellow slicker coat worn by the model. It was magical and inspiring to watch his confidence with

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Sweet and Hot Peppers From mild bells to bright bananas, this is the time of year to add a little spice to your meals. With a range of hues, sweet peppers are one of the most vivid vegetables in the garden. Explore the sweet and the heat! Your basic bell pepper is predictably good, with a nice large cav-

ity that is perfect for stuffing, but when it comes to sweet pepper varieties, I stay away from the green. They are immature and haven’t developed enough sugars to balance out the harsher f lavor compounds. I love green chiles, but not green bell peppers. The world of peppers is vast and


Tidewater Kitchen varied. When red and yellow peppers started showing up in stores, we found a sweeter, juicier taste. Most red and yellow bell peppers are simply ripened green peppers. If green peppers give you indigestion, the red or yellow pepper might be easier for you to digest, and it has more Vitamin C. When you get into hot chile territory, f lavor and heat levels vary unpredictably. The variety and growing conditions affect heat level. Add a little more kick and vary your pepper palate with other peppers that can be found locally, such as the banana pepper or the Shishito pepper. The banana pepper is easy to grow and use. It is mild most of the time but can get


spicy if grown near hotter jalapeĂąo peppers. Banana peppers are great for tossing in salads, on top of pizza and into pasta dishes, even macaroni and cheese. Stir a little into your scrambled eggs for a nice change. Chicken salad served in a banana pepper is also delicious. Shishito peppers originated in Japan and have become a popular snack here, but they also work in salsas, pizzas, pasta and salads. They have the slightest kick. Chop up banana or Shishito peppers in a small dice and add to salad dressings. Adding peppers to ranch dressing will wake it up and give it a fresh f lavor. Cubanelles are fun, too. Cu-

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Habanero, Scotch bonnet and Carolina Reaper peppers are a whole other story because they will blow your head off or could even stop your breathing. In 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records declared the Carolina Reaper the world’s hottest pepper. ROAST and PEEL PEPPERS Sweet peppers and chiles are at their best when roasted and peeled. Heat the broiler or grill. Arrange peppers on a baking sheet and broil, turning occasionally, until the skins are blackened all over, 10-12 minutes. If using a grill, position the peppers on the grates directly over the f lame. Transfer to a large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let them sit about 15 minutes to steam and cool. This will allow the f lesh to fully soften and the skins to be peeled off easily. Once the peppers are cool, gently pull on the stem to release the core and most of the seeds, and discard. Work in or over a bowl so that you capture all the sweet,

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smoky juices from the pepper. Peel or rub off the charred skin; open up the f lesh and scrape out any remaining seeds. To tame the heat of a hot chile, slice out the ribs as well. This is where much of the heat resides.

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STUFFED BELL PEPPERS Remember that bell peppers come in a rainbow of colors and the brighter the color, the sweeter they may be.

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and arrange the cut peppers in the dish. Roast peppers about 30 minutes or until tender. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook onions until softened. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste. Cook about 1 minute more. Stir in ground beef and sautÊ 8 minutes. Add squash, corn and baby spinach. If the mix-

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1 orange bell pepper 4 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 8 anchovy fillets 6 large basil leaves, shredded 6 large ripe plum tomatoes, peeled 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil Optional: basil leaves for garnish

ture looks dry, add a little vegetable broth. Fill pepper and pour 1/2 cup broth into pan. Cover with foil and cook 30 minutes. Remove foil, add cheese and cook 20 minutes more. Note: If you use ground turkey, include 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning. For a vegetarian option, use 2 cans of rinsed and drained black beans in place of meat.

Preheat the oven to 375°. Cut the bell peppers in half, slicing straight through the stem. Scrape out the seeds and veins with a blunt knife, leaving the stems in place. Arrange, cut side up, in a baking dish that is just large enough to accommodate the peppers in a single layer. Mince the garlic, anchovies, and 6 shredded basil leaves together to make a coarse paste and spread a teaspoon of the paste inside each pepper. Place a plum tomato inside each pepper, and press it in gently to fill the cavity. Spread the remaining anchovy paste over the tomatoes, and drizzle a teaspoon of oil over each. Bake until the peppers are very tender and lightly charred around the edges, 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven, spoon the pan juices over the peppers,and serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with additional fresh basil.

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Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add zucchini and corn and sautĂŠ for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeĂąo, salt, thyme and paprika and let cook another minute. Add the chicken stock and sugar and bring to a simmer. When the vegetables are roasted, let the peppers sit a few minutes to cool. Peel the pepper skin and discard it. Place the peppers, onions and tomato in a blender and blend until smooth. Add this to the stock pot and simmer 10 more minutes. HOT PEPPER and BEAN SALSA Serves 6 Remember not to rub your eyes or skin, and wear rubber gloves if possible when handling hot peppers.

3 red bell peppers, cut in half, seeds and stems removed 1 medium onion, sliced 2 T. butter 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered 3 cups fresh corn (about 4 ears) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeĂąo pepper, diced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 t. paprika 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 T. sugar Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

4 chili peppers, seeded and cubed 1 cup cubed tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped scallions 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro

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Tidewater Kitchen 1 - 15.5 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 4 T. extra virgin olive oil 4 T. vinegar Juice of one lime Sea salt and freshly ground pepper As you chop the peppers, tomatoes, scallions and cilantro, put them and the beans in a large bowl and mix together with the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and salt and pepper. Chill the salsa in the fridge. Serve with tortilla chips as a snack or as a perfect side dish or filling for tacos or burritos. This is hot stuff!

chili-cheese layers. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until set. Pour salsa over casserole and bake 15 more minutes.

CHILE RELLENO CASSEROLE Serves 4 1 7-oz. can whole green chiles, drained 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 8 oz. plain yogurt or sour cream 2 eggs 2 T. f lour 1/2 t. chili powder 1/8 t. cumin 1/2 cup chili salsa

HOT PEPPER JELLY Such a great jelly to have on hand and serve with cream cheese and crackers or on bagels with cream cheese. 1-1/2 cups white vinegar 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into wedges 2/3 cup chopped habanero peppers 3 cups sugar, divided 2 pouches (3 oz. each) liquid fruit pectin Cream cheese and crackers

Split chiles and open f lat. Cover bottom of a greased 1-quart dish with half the chiles. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat for a second layer. Beat together sour cream, eggs, f lour, chili powder and cumin until smooth. Pour over

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Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. head space. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Serve with cream cheese on crackers. This makes a wonderful holiday gift. Note: When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended. Avoid touching your face.

a saucepan. Stir in the remaining sugar; bring to a boil. Strain mixture and return to pan. Stir in pectin; add food coloring if desired. Return to a rolling boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

HOT PEPPER POPPERS Makes 12 I love serving these at any party or tailgate. These jalapeùo poppers are lighter than most since they’re baked, not fried, and are

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parchment paper for easy cleanup. Cut off one-third of each pepper lengthwise. Wearing gloves, use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds and membranes from each pepper, and discard those pieces. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/4 cup chopped parsley and green onion, garlic and salt. Stir to combine. Stuff the peppers with the cream cheese mixture (you might have a small amount left over). Top each of the peppers with a small mound of cheese lengthwise. If need to, you can refrigerate up to 3 days, then bake right before the party or tailgate. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and starting to turn golden. Transfer the jalapeño poppers to a large serving dish and enjoy! If you have leftovers, they keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. Gently reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

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In 2001, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Academy for Lifelong Learning held its first class. Eighteen years later, ALL’s winter/spring semester had 570 participants in 31 offered classes, and the group has become an engine for lifelong learning in Talbot County. This fall brings a slight change, as ALL becomes “Chesapeake Forum,” and aligns itself

operationally with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. John Ford worked for CBMM for more than 29 years. He was the first, only and always secretary for ALL; one of the earliest instructors and is now a volunteer coordinator for Chesapeake Forum. “ALL began as an initiative to engage and offer opportunities for continuing education in the com-

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a strategic plan. A friend and colleague of Ford’s, Dr. John Miller, had been involved with a similar organization in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. Miller was one of ALL’s first instructors, offering a “Best of the Bard” course on Shakespeare. Ford asked Miller if he thought it would be interesting to lead a course that talked about King Lear and Moby Dick in the same class. The two ended up teaching a class just on Moby Dick, which started a lasting partnership. “This past spring, John and I finished teaching our 50th class,” Ford said. “We’ve done multiple courses on short stories, poetry ~ at first I tried to stay in my comfort zone of American literature, but John

munity,” Ford said. “That initiative came from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and we are grateful to them for their support for nearly 20 years. As Chesapeake Forum moves forward, our goal is to reach further into the community, to partner with organizations who want to offer adult education and to keep our curriculum driven by what people want to learn and teach.” Ford’s first association with ALL was as a CBMM staff liaison ~ he was in charge of logistics, setting up infrastructure and bylaws, helping the group figure out where and when to meet and working with the ALL board of directors to craft

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literature and back into the classroom, surrounded by students who are there because they want to learn. As the organization becomes Chesapeake Forum, they bring with them the ideal students. “We call our instructors ‘volunteer faculty.’ And if you are faculty at Chesapeake Forum, it’s the ideal teaching environment because everyone wants to be there,” Ford said. “A typical participant in a CF course has as much or maybe even more interest in the topic than the teacher does. So you end up with a room full of people having a conversation; it’s a wonderful thing to see. John Miller and I joke that once we get a class going, we could go out and get a cup of coffee and come

Miller got me to broaden my perspective. We’ve done Middlemarch, who would have thought it? Some of our really interesting classes have been literature related but tied in with history. We led a class called “Lincoln’s Letters” about the writing of Abraham Lincoln, and we had 38 people in that class, the biggest class we have done.” Ford and Miller embody the spirit of lifelong learning. Both literature majors in college, Ford worked at CBMM running the museum’s operations for a time, then worked in facilities management. Miller worked as head of development. Both jumped at the idea to dig back into

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Ford said that they wanted to scale back their offerings for the first semester, going with faculty they have worked with and a number of courses they knew they could manage at different locations. They will grow organically, as they are able ~ they already have inquiries about leading 15 new classes in the winter/spring semester, including an ever-popular birding course with Wayne Bell, who will cover winter migration, as well as a course from Ron Lesher called “The Things We Cannot Know,” about science and spirituality. An organizational shift can mean big change, but MSCF has been a perfect partnership for Chesapeake Forum. “When we went to Mid-Shore

back at the end and everyone would be happy.” The new name and affiliation with Mid-Shore Community Foundation allows Chesapeake Forum to spread throughout the county. When the first classes begin on September 24, there will be 13 course offerings at various locations, including the Senior Center on Brookletts Avenue in Easton; the Bay Hundred Senior Center at the St. Michaels YMCA; the Oxford Community Center; and Ford, Miller and Rabbi Peter Hyman will lead a course in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at Temple B’Nai Israel in Easton. Entering a new organizational era,

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bat those feelings. And the kind of experience participants are having is being noticed. As one example, Ford and Miller led a course on David Blight’s American Oracle, a book about four authors who were writing at the time of the Civil War centennial: Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson and James Baldwin. These writers were writing in the 1960s, dealing with the Cold War and civil rights protests while also looking back at tragedies over time. “We had our initial class, and there were about 25 people in the class, all of whom were young, vibrant and some in college in the early 1960s,” Ford said. “And the stories we heard come out just in that first class were incredible. I had someone come up at the end of the class and say ‘I hope you realize how special that was.’” Chesapeake Forum’s fall semester begins in late September. There will be a launch party on September 18 at Trinity Cathedral in Easton.

Community Foundation, the first thing (president) Buck Duncan said to us was, ‘You are exactly what we want. You are vital to the community, and we want to help you continue the work you are doing because it is so important.’” Speaking to the importance of what Chesapeake Forum is doing, a recent story on National Public Radio cited the rising suicide rate among senior citizens across the country. The story says that loneliness is one of the biggest factors, as many seniors end up living in isolation. The camaraderie and connection that happen in lifelong learning classes are one way of helping com-

Michael Valliant is the Assistant for Adult Education and Newcomers Ministry at Christ Church Easton. He has worked for nonprofit organizations throughout Talbot County, including the Oxford Community Center, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Academy Art Museum.

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Caroline County – A Perspective Caroline County is the very definition of a rural community. For more than 300 years, the county’s economy has been based on “market” agriculture. Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties. The county was named for Lady Caroline Eden, the wife of Maryland’s last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784). Denton, the county seat, was situated on a point between two ferry boat landings. Much of the business district in Denton was wiped out by the fire of 1863. Following the Civil War, Denton’s location about fifty miles up the Choptank River from the Chesapeake Bay enabled it to become an important shipping point for agricultural products. Denton became a regular port-ofcall for Baltimore-based steamer lines in the latter half of the 19th century. Preston was the site of three Underground Railroad stations during the 1840s and 1850s. One of those stations was operated by Harriet Tubman’s parents, Benjamin and Harriet Ross. When Tubman’s parents were exposed by a traitor, she smuggled them to safety in Wilmington, Delaware. Linchester Mill, just east of Preston, can be traced back to 1681, and possibly as early as 1670. The mill is the last of 26 water-powered mills to operate in Caroline County and is currently being restored. The long-term goals include rebuilding the millpond, rehabilitating the mill equipment, restoring the miller’s dwelling, and opening the historic mill on a scheduled basis. Federalsburg is located on Marshyhope Creek in the southern-most part of Caroline County. Agriculture is still a major portion of the industry in the area; however, Federalsburg is rapidly being discovered and there is a noticeable influx of people, expansion and development. Ridgely has found a niche as the “Strawberry Capital of the World.” The present streetscape, lined with stately Victorian homes, reflects the transient prosperity during the countywide canning boom (1895-1919). Hanover Foods, formerly an enterprise of Saulsbury Bros. Inc., for more than 100 years, is the last of more than 250 food processors that once operated in the Caroline County region. Points of interest in Caroline County include the Museum of Rural Life in Denton, Adkins Arboretum near Ridgely, and the Mason-Dixon Crown Stone in Marydel. To contact the Caroline County Office of Tourism, call 410-479-0655 or visit their website at www.tourcaroline.com. 79

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Queen Anne’s County The history of Queen Anne’s County dates back to the earliest Colonial settlements in Maryland. Small hamlets began appearing in the northern portion of the county in the 1600s. Early communities grew up around transportation routes, the rivers and streams, and then roads and eventually railroads. Small towns were centers of economic and social activity and evolved over the years from thriving centers of tobacco trade to communities boosted by the railroad boom. Queenstown was the original county seat when Queen Anne’s County was created in 1706, but that designation was passed on to Centreville in 1782. It’s location was important during the 18th century, because it is near a creek that, during that time, could be navigated by tradesmen. A hub for shipping and receiving, Queenstown was attacked by English troops during the War of 1812. Construction of the Federal-style courthouse in Centreville began in 1791 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the state of Maryland. Today, Centreville is the largest town in Queen Anne’s County. With its relaxed lifestyle and tree-lined streets, it is a classic example of small town America. The Stevensville Historic District, also known as Historic Stevensville, is a national historic district in downtown Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County. It contains roughly 100 historic structures, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located primarily along East Main Street, a portion of Love Point Road, and a former section of Cockey Lane. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center in Chester at Kent Narrows provides and overview of the Chesapeake region’s heritage, resources and culture. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center serves as Queen Anne’s County’s official welcome center. Queen Anne’s County is also home to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly Horsehead Wetland Center), located in Grasonville. The CBEC is a 500-acre preserve just 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Embraced by miles of scenic Chesapeake Bay waterways and graced with acres of pastoral rural landscape, Queen Anne’s County offers a relaxing environment for visitors and locals alike. For more information about Queen Anne’s County, visit www.qac.org. 81


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Prepping for Fall September’s cooler temperatures and decreasing daylight hours signal that fall is on the way. For most people, vacations are finished and the kids are back in school. Now is the time to think about what needs to be done this month to prepare for the fall and eventually winter. September can sometimes be a dry month, depending on whether a tropical storm comes up the East Coast. If it stays dry, it is impor-

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nums. After the first hard frost, be sure that the root systems of evergreen shrubs are covered with two inches of mulch. The mulch will stabilize the soil temperature and reduce possible water evaporation from the soil surface. Proper watering in the perennial f lower bed before the first hard frost is also important to maintain healthy plants over the winter. Many home gardeners still have late corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash and other warm-season crops producing in September. Water stress will result in these crops not maturing properly. Check your vegetables for insect

ground freezes. Bluegrass and tall fescue lawns continue to grow in the fall and need adequate water. Watering the turf will prepare it to overwinter properly. We might not think about it, but when the ground freezes, water in the soil turns to ice and is not available to the plant. This results in water deprivation to the plant’s roots.

Watering evergreens thoroughly before the ground freezes is also important. Cold and wind exposure to evergreen foliage will result in the removal of water from the leaf tissue, resulting in the browning or bronzing of the foliage on cedars, cryptomeria, arborvitae, boxwoods and evergreen vibur-

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and disease issues. Cucumber beetles, squash bugs, Colorado potato beetles and European corn borers pass the winter in debris left in the garden. Remove dead plant material and toss it in the trash if it is infested with insects or disease. Do not add infested debris to the compost pile, as most home compost piles do not “heat� up enough to kill the overwintering insects, insect eggs and disease spores. Doing a good fall clean-up in the vegetable garden will limit your pest


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soil at least six to eight inches deep. Spacing the divided perennials at least one foot apart in all directions will ensure that root competition will not be a problem between the plants for several years. Divide, cut back and fertilize daylilies now to promote root growth for next year’s f lowers. This month, mums can be transplanted while in bloom, which makes them useful for instant landscapes in early autumn. Dig the plants carefully several hours or the next day after a thorough watering, retaining as much of the root system as possible. Plant and water thoroughly after placing to settle them in. As with any transplanting, it is best to do this early in the cool

and divide perennials and shrubs for next year’s garden. Plants planted in the fall do not endure the summer heat during establishment and will form adequate root systems before winter dormancy. Overcrowded beds of cannas, daylilies, violets, iris and Shasta daisies can be dug, divided and replanted at this time. Perennial phlox can also be moved now. It is recommended to divide big clumps of perennial phlox into thirds every third or fourth year. In the perennial bed, spread a liberal amount of organic matter and a complete fertilizer evenly over the area. Incorporate these materials into the


morning or late evening temperatures. Keep an eye on the transplants for several days for wilting, and shade briefly during the hotter periods of the day, if necessary. When looking at your landscape this fall, consider sowing seeds of sweet alyssum or Johnny jump-ups if you have a sunny area to naturalize with small f lowering annuals. Both are very hardy and self-seed readily to maintain a natural area. By sowing the seeds of hardy annuals such as sweet alyssum, pinks and sweet peas now, you will give the seedlings time to get established and develop good root systems before the coldest part of the winter. As a result, these f lowers will have a

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a shady place. Move the pots indoors to a cool location when night temperatures begin to dip below 45°. Freesias will bloom in 10 to 12 weeks after planting. As the leaves of gladiolus yellow, it is time to dig the corms. Carefully dig them up with a spading fork to avoid damaging them. Cut the long leaves back to about one-half inch above the corm immediately after digging. Dry the corms for 10 to 20 days, separate the large corms from the small ones, and store them in damp peat moss at 40° to 45° where there is good air circulation. To make sure that the mice don’t get into them, cover them with some rat wire and scatter some mouse bait about.

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Dorchester County is known as the Heart of the Chesapeake. It is rich in Chesapeake Bay history, folklore and tradition. With 1,700 miles of shoreline (more than any other Maryland county), marshlands, working boats, quaint waterfront towns and villages among fertile farm fields – much still exists of what is the authentic Eastern Shore landscape and traditional way of life along the Chesapeake. FREDERICK C. MALKUS MEMORIAL BRIDGE is the gateway to Dorchester County over the Choptank River. It is the second longest span 95

Dorchester Points of Interest bridge in Maryland after the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A life-long resident of Dorchester County, Senator Malkus served in the Maryland State Senate from 1951 through 1994. Next to the Malkus Bridge is the 1933 Emerson C. Harrington Bridge. This bridge was replaced by the Malkus Bridge in 1987. Remains of the 1933 bridge are used as fishing piers on both the north and south bank of the river. HERITAGE MUSEUMS and GARDENS of DORCHESTER - Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society, Heritage Museum offers a range of local history and gardens on its grounds. The Meredith House, a 1760’s Georgian home, features artifacts and exhibits on the seven Maryland governors associated with the county; a child’s room containing antique dolls and toys; and other period displays. The Neild Museum houses a broad collection of agricultural, maritime, industrial, and Native American artifacts, including a McCormick reaper (invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831). The Ron Rue exhibit pays tribute to a talented local decoy carver with a re-creation of his workshop. The Goldsborough Stable, circa 1790, includes a sulky, pony cart, horse-driven sleighs, and tools of the woodworker, wheelwright, and blacksmith. For more info. tel: 410-228-7953 or visit dorchesterhistory.org.

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DORCHESTER COUNTY VISITOR CENTER - The Visitors Center in Cambridge is a major entry point to the lower Eastern Shore, positioned just off U.S. Route 50 along the shore of the Choptank River. With its 100foot sail canopy, it’s also a landmark. In addition to travel information and exhibits on the heritage of the area, there’s also a large playground, garden, boardwalk, restrooms, vending machines, and more. The Visitors Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Dorchester County call 410-228-1000 or visit www.visitdorchester.org or www.tourchesapeakecountry.com. SAILWINDS PARK - Located at 202 Byrn St., Cambridge, Sailwinds Park has been the site for popular events such as the Seafood Feast-I-Val in August and the Grand National Waterfowl Hunt’s Grandtastic Jamboree in November. For more info. tel: 410-228-SAIL(7245) or visit www. sailwindscambridge.com. CAMBRIDGE CREEK - A tributary of the Choptank River, runs through the heart of Cambridge. Located along the creek are restaurants where you can watch watermen dock their boats after a day’s work on the waterways of Dorchester. HISTORIC HIGH STREET IN CAMBRIDGE - When James Michener was doing research for his novel Chesapeake, he reportedly called Cambridge’s High Street one of the most beautiful streets in America. He modeled his fictional city Patamoke after Cambridge. Many of the gracious homes on High Street date from the 1700s and 1800s. Today you can join a historic walking tour of High Street each Saturday at 11 a.m., April through October (weather permitting). For more info. tel: 410-901-1000. High Street is also known as one of the most haunted streets in Maryland. join a Chesapeake Ghost Walk to hear the stories. Find out more at www. chesapeakeghostwalks.com. SKIPJACK NATHAN OF DORCHESTER - Sail aboard the authentic skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, offering heritage cruises on the Choptank River. The Nathan is docked at Long Wharf in Cambridge. Dredge for oysters and hear the stories of the working waterman’s way of life. For more info. and schedules tel: 410-228-7141 or visit www.skipjack-nathan.org. CHOPTANK RIVER LIGHTHOUSE REPLICA - The replica of a six-sided screwpile lighthouse includes a small museum with exhibits about the original lighthouse’s history and the area’s maritime heritage. The lighthouse, located on Pier A at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge, is open daily, May through October, and by appointment, November through April; call 410-463-2653. For more info. visit www.choptankriverlighthouse.org. DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Located at 321 High 97

Dorchester Points of Interest Street in Cambridge, the Center offers monthly gallery exhibits and shows, extensive art classes, and special events, as well as an artisans’ gift shop with an array of items created by local and regional artists. For more info. tel: 410-228-7782 or visit www.dorchesterarts.org. RICHARDSON MARITIME MUSEUM - Located at 401 High St., Cambridge, the Museum makes history come alive for visitors in the form of exquisite models of traditional Bay boats. The Museum also offers a collection of boatbuilders’ tools and watermen’s artifacts that convey an understanding of how the boats were constructed and the history of their use. The Museum’s Ruark Boatworks facility, located on Maryland Ave., is passing on the knowledge and skills of area boatwrights to volunteers and visitors alike. Watch boatbuilding and restoration in action. For more info. tel: 410-221-1871 or visit www.richardsonmuseum.org. HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER - The Museum and Educational Center is developing programs to preserve the history and memory of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. Local tours by appointment are available. The Museum and Educational Center, located at 424 Race St., Cambridge, is one of the stops on the “Finding a Way to Freedom” self-guided driving tour. For more info. tel: 410-228-0401 or visit www. harriettubmanorganization.org. SPOCOTT WINDMILL - Since 1972, Dorchester County has had a fully operating English style post windmill that was expertly crafted by the late master shipbuilder, James B. Richardson. There has been a succession of windmills at this location dating back to the late 1700’s. The complex also includes an 1800 tenant house, one-room school, blacksmith shop, and country store museum. The windmill is located at 1625 Hudson Rd., Cambridge. For more info. visit www.spocottwindmill.org. HORN POINT LABORATORY - The Horn Point Laboratory offers public tours of this world-class scientific research laboratory, which is affiliated with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The 90-minute walking tour shows how scientists are conducting research to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Horn Point Laboratory is located at 2020 Horns Point Rd., Cambridge, on the banks of the Choptank River. For more info. and tour schedule tel: 410-228-8200 or visit www.umces.edu/hpl. THE STANLEY INSTITUTE - This 19th century one-room African American schoolhouse, dating back to 1865, is one of the oldest Maryland schools to be organized and maintained by a black community. Between 98

1867 and 1962, the youth in the African-American community of Christ Rock attended this school, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours available by appointment. The Stanley Institute is located at the intersection of Route 16 West & Bayly Rd., Cambridge. For more info. tel: 410-228-6657. OLD TRINITY CHURCH in Church Creek was built in the 17th century and perfectly restored in the 1950s. This tiny architectural gem continues to house an active congregation of the Episcopal Church. The old graveyard around the church contains the graves of the veterans of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. This part of the cemetery also includes the grave of Maryland’s Governor Carroll and his daughter Anna Ella Carroll who was an advisor to Abraham Lincoln. The date of the oldest burial is not known because the wooden markers common in the 17th century have disappeared. For more info. tel: 410-228-2940 or visit www.oldtrinity.net. BUCKTOWN VILLAGE STORE - Visit the site where Harriet Tubman received a blow to her head that fractured her skull. From this injury Harriet believed God gave her the vision and directions that inspired her to guide so many to freedom. Artifacts include the actual newspaper ad offering a reward for Harriet’s capture. Historical tours, bicycle, canoe and kayak

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BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Located 12 miles south of Cambridge at 2145 Key Wallace Dr. With more than 25,000 acres of tidal marshland, it is an important stop along the Atlantic Flyway. Blackwater is currently home to the largest remaining natural population of endangered Delmarva fox squirrels and the largest breeding population of American bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. There is a full service Visitor Center and a four-mile Wildlife Drive, walking trails and water trails. For more info. tel: 410-228-2677 or visit www.fws.gov/blackwater. EAST NEW MARKET - Originally settled in 1660, the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Follow a self-guided walking tour to see the district that contains almost all the residences of the original founders and offers excellent examples of colonial architecture. For more info. visit http://eastnewmarket.us. HURLOCK TRAIN STATION - Incorporated in 1892, Hurlock ranks as the second largest town in Dorchester County. It began from a Dorchester/ Delaware Railroad station built in 1867. The Old Train Station has been restored and is host to occasional train excursions. For more info. tel: 410943-4181. VIENNA HERITAGE MUSEUM - The museum displays the last surviving mother-of-pearl button manufacturing operation in the country,


Dorchester Points of Interest as well as artifacts of local history. The museum is located at 303 Race, St., Vienna. For more info. tel: 410-943-1212 or visit www.viennamd.org. LAYTON’S CHANCE VINEYARD & WINERY - This small farm winery, minutes from historic Vienna at 4225 New Bridge Rd., offers daily tours of the winemaking operation. The family-oriented Layton’s also hosts a range of events, from a harvest festival to karaoke happy hour to concerts. For more info. tel. 410-228-1205 or visit www.laytonschance.com. HANDSELL HISTORIC SITE - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, the site is used to interpret the native American contact period with the English, the slave and later African American story and the life of all those who lived at Handsell. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Visitors can view the exterior of the circa 1770/1837 brick house, currently undergoing preservation work. Nearby is the Chicone Village, a replica single-family dwelling complex of the Native People who once inhabited the site. Special living history events are held several times a year. Located at 4837 Indiantown Road, Vienna. For more info. tel: 410228-745 or visit www.restorehandsell.org.


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Easton Points of Interest ments and updates, but none as extensive as the restoration project which began in September 2014. For service times contact 410-822-2677 or christchurcheaston.org. 9. TALBOT HISTORICAL SOCIET Y - Located in the heart of Easton’s historic district. Enjoy an evocative portrait of everyday life during earlier times when visiting the c. 18th and 19th century historic houses, all of which surround a Federal-style garden. For more info. tel: 410822-0773 or visit hstc.org. Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts is now located at 25 S. Washington St. Consignments accepted by appointment, please call 410-820-7525. Proceeds support the Talbot Historical Society. 10. ODD FELLOWS LODGE - At the corner of Washington and Dover streets stands a building with secrets. It was constructed in 1879 as the meeting hall for the Odd Fellows. Carved into the stone and placed into the stained glass are images and symbols that have meaning only for members. See if you can find the dove, linked rings and other symbols. 11. TALBOT COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Long known as the “East Capital” of Maryland. The present building was completed in 1794 on the site of the earlier one built in 1711. It has been remodeled several times.

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Easton Points of Interest 11A. FREDERICK DOUGLASS STATUE - 11 N. Washington St. on the lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse. The statue honors Frederick Douglass in his birthplace, Talbot County, where the experiences in his youth ~ both positive and negative ~ helped form his character, intellect and determination. Also on the grounds is a memorial to the veterans who fought and died in the Vietnam War, and a monument “To the Talbot Boys,” commemorating the men from Talbot who fought for the Confederacy. The memorial for the Union soldiers was never built. 12. SHANNAHAN & WRIGHTSON HARDWARE BUILDING 12 N. Washington St. It is the oldest store in Easton. In 1791, Owen Kennard began work on a new brick building that changed hands several times throughout the years. Dates on the building show when additions were made in 1877, 1881 and 1889. The present front was completed in time for a grand opening on Dec. 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor Day. 13. THE BRICK HOTEL - northwest corner of Washington and Federal streets. Built in 1812, it became the Eastern Shore’s leading hostelry. When court was in session, plaintiffs, defendants and lawyers all came to town and shared rooms in hotels such as this. Frederick

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Douglass stayed in the Brick Hotel when he came back after the Civil War and gave a speech in the courthouse. It is now The Prager Building. 14. THOMAS PERRIN SMITH HOUSE - 119 N. Washington St. Built in 1803, it was the early home of the newspaper from which the Star-Democrat grew. In 1911, the building was acquired by the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club, which occupies it today. 15. ART DECO STORES - 13-25 Goldsborough Street. Although much of Easton looks Colonial or Victorian, the 20th century had its inf luences as well. This row of stores has distinctive 1920s-era white trim at the roofline. It is rumored that there was a speakeasy here during Prohibition. 16. FIRST MASONIC GR AND LODGE - 23 N. Harrison Street. The records of Coats Lodge of Masons in Easton show that five Masonic Lodges met in Talbot Court House (as Easton was then called) on July 31, 1783 to form the first Grand Lodge of Masons in Maryland. Although the building where they first met is gone, a plaque marks the spot today. This completes your walking tour. 17. FOXLEY HALL - 24 N. Aurora St., Built about 1795, Foxley Hall is one of the best-known of Easton’s Federal dwellings. Former home of Oswald Tilghman, great-grandson of Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman. (Private)

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Easton Points of Interest 18. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDR AL - On “Cathedral Green,” Goldsborough St., a traditional Gothic design in granite. The interior is well worth a visit. All windows are stained glass, picturing New Testament scenes, and the altar cross of Greek type is unique. For more info. tel: 410-822-1931 or visit trinitycathedraleaston.com. 19. INN AT 202 DOVER - Built in 1874, this Victorian-era mansion ref lects many architectural styles. For years the building was known as the Wrightson House, thanks to its early 20th century owner, Charles T. Wrightson, one of the founders of the S. & W. canned food empire. Locally it is still referred to as Captain’s Watch due to its prominent balustraded widow’s walk. The Inn’s renovation in 2006 was acknowledged by the Maryland Historic Trust and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. 20. TALBOT COUNTY FREE LIBRARY - Housed in an attractively remodeled building on West Street, the hours of operation are Mon. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcf l.org. 21. U. of M. SHORE MEDICAL CENTER AT EASTON - Established in the early 1900s as the Memorial Hospital, now a member of

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Easton Points of Interest The Friends of Wye Mill, and grinds f lour to this day using two massive grindstones powered by a 26 horsepower overshot waterwheel. For more info. visit oldwyemill.org. 26. W YE ISL A ND NATUR AL RESOURCE MA NAGEMENT AREA - Located between the Wye River and the Wye East River, the area provides habitat for waterfowl and native wildlife. There are 6 miles of trails that provide opportunities for hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. For more info. visit dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/wyeisland.asp. 27. OLD WYE CHURCH - Old Wye Church is one of the oldest active Anglican Communion parishes in Talbot County. Wye Chapel was built between 1718 and 1721 and opened for worship on October 18, 1721. For more info. visit wyeparish.org. 28. WHITE MARSH CHURCH - The original structure was built before 1690. Early 18th century rector was the Reverend Daniel Maynadier. A later provincial rector (1764–1768), the Reverend Thomas Bacon, compiled “Bacon’s Laws,” authoritative compendium of Colonial Statutes. Robert Morris, Sr., father of Revolutionary financier is buried here.

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On the broad Miles River, with its picturesque tree-lined streets and beautiful harbor, St. Michaels has been a haven for boats plying the Chesapeake and its inlets since the earliest days. Here, some of the handsomest models of the Bay craft, such as canoes, bugeyes, pungys and some famous Baltimore Clippers, were designed and built. The Church, named “St. Michael’s,” was the first building erected (about 1677) and around it clustered the town that took its name. 1. WADES POINT INN - Located on a point of land overlooking majestic Chesapeake Bay, this historic inn has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. Thomas Kemp, builder of the original “Pride of Baltimore,” built the main house in 1819. For more info. visit www.wadespoint.com. 117

St. Michaels Points of Interest 2. LINKS AT PERRY CABIN - Located on the scenic Miles River with an 18 hole golf course - Links at Perry Cabin. For more info. visit www. innatperrycabin.com. 3. MILES RIVER YACHT CLUB - Organized in 1920, the Miles River Yacht Club continues its dedication to boating on our waters and the protection of the heritage of log canoes, the oldest class of boat still sailing U. S. waters. The MRYC has been instrumental in preserving the log canoe and its rich history on the Chesapeake Bay. For more info. visit www.milesriveryc.org. 4. INN AT PERRY CABIN - The original building was constructed in the early 19th century by Samuel Hambleton, a purser in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. It was named for his friend, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry Cabin has served as a riding academy and was restored in 1980 as an inn and restaurant. For more info. visit www.innatperrycabin.com. 5. THE PARSONAGE INN - A bed and breakfast inn at 210 N. Talbot St., was built by Henry Clay Dodson, a prominent St. Michaels businessman and state legislator around 1883 as his private residence. In 1877, Dodson,


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St. Michaels Points of Interest along with Joseph White, established the St. Michaels Brick Company, which later provided the brick for the house. For more info. visit www. parsonage-inn.com. 6. FREDERICK DOUGLASS HISTORIC MARKER - Born at Tuckahoe Creek, Talbot County, Douglass lived as a slave in the St. Michaels area from 1833 to 1836. He taught himself to read and taught in clandestine schools for blacks here. He escaped to the north and became a noted abolitionist, orator and editor. He returned in 1877 as a U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia and also served as the D.C. Recorder of Deeds and the U.S. Minister to Haiti. 7. CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM - Founded in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the hemisphere’s largest and most productive estuary - the Chesapeake Bay. Located on 18 waterfront acres, its nine exhibit buildings and floating fleet bring to life the story of the Bay and its inhabitants, from the fully restored 1879 Hooper Strait lighthouse and working boatyard to the impressive collection of working decoys and a recreated waterman’s shanty. Home to the world’s largest collection of Bay boats, the Museum regularly

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St. Michaels Points of Interest hosts temporary exhibitions, special events, festivals, and education programs. Docking and pump-out facilities available. Exhibitions and Museum Store open year-round. Up-to-date information and hours can be found on the Museum’s website at www.cbmm.org or by calling 410-745-2916. 8. THE CRAB CLAW - Restaurant adjoining the Maritime Museum and overlooking St. Michaels harbor. Open March-November. 410-7452900 or www.thecrabclaw.com. 9. PATRIOT - During the season (April-November) the 65’ cruise boat can carry 150 persons, runs daily historic narrated cruises along the Miles River. For daily cruise times, visit www.patriotcruises.com or call 410-745-3100. 10. THE FOOTBRIDGE - Built on the site of many earlier bridges, today’s bridge joins Navy Point to Cherry Street. It has been variously known as “Honeymoon Bridge” and “Sweetheart Bridge.” It is the only remaining bridge of three that at one time connected the town with outlying areas around the harbor. 11. VICTORIANA INN - The Victoriana Inn is located in the Historic District of St. Michaels. The home was built in 1873 by Dr. Clay Dodson, a druggist, and occupied as his private residence and office. In 1910 the property, then known as “Willow Cottage,” underwent alterations when acquired by the Shannahan family who continued it as a private residence for over 75 years. As a bed and breakfast, circa 1988, major renovations took place, preserving the historic character of the gracious Victorian era. For more info. visit www.victorianainn.com. 12. HAMBLETON INN - On the harbor. Historic waterfront home built in 1860 and restored as a bed and breakfast in 1985 with a turn-ofthe-century atmosphere. For more info. visit www.hambletoninn.com. 13. SNUGGERY B&B - Oldest residence in St. Michaels, c. 1665.The structure incorporates the remains of a log home that was originally built on the beach and later moved to its present location. www.snuggery1665.com. 14. LOCUST STREET - A stroll down Locust Street is a look into the past of St. Michaels. The Haddaway House at 103 Locust St. was built by Thomas L. Haddaway in the late 1700s. Haddaway owned and operated the shipyard at the foot of the street. Wickersham, at 203 Locust Street, was built in 1750 and was moved to its present location in 2004. It is known for its glazed brickwork. Hell’s Crossing is the intersection of Locust and Carpenter streets and is so-named because in the late 1700’s, the town was described as a rowdy one, in keeping with a port town where sailors 122

would come for a little excitement. They found it in town, where there were saloons and working-class townsfolk ready to do business with them. Fights were common especially in an area of town called Hells Crossing. At the end of Locust Street is Muskrat Park. It provides a grassy spot on the harbor for free summer concerts and is home to the two cannons that are replicas of the ones given to the town by Jacob Gibson in 1813 and confiscated by Federal troops at the beginning of the Civil War. 15. FREEDOMS FRIEND LODGE - Chartered in 1867 and constructed in 1883, the Freedoms Friend Lodge is the oldest lodge existing in Maryland and is a prominent historic site for our Black community. It is now the site of Blue Crab Coffee Company. 16. TALBOT COUNTY FREE LIBRARY - St. Michaels Branch is located at 106 S. Fremont Street. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit www.tcfl.org. 17. CARPENTER STREET SALOON - Life in the Colonial community revolved around the tavern. The traveler could, of course, obtain food, drink, lodging or even a fresh horse to speed his journey. This tavern was built in 1874 and has served the community as a bank, a newspaper office, post office and telephone company. For more info. visit www. carpenterstreetsaloon.com.

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St. Michaels Points of Interest 18. TWO SWAN INN - The Two Swan Inn on the harbor served as the former site of the Miles River Yacht Club, was built in the 1800s and was renovated in 1984. It is located at the foot of Carpenter Street. For more info. visit www.twoswaninn.com. 19. TARR HOUSE - Built by Edward Elliott as his plantation home about 1661. It was Elliott and an indentured servant, Darby Coghorn, who built the first church in St. Michaels. This was about 1677, on the site of the present Episcopal Church (6 Willow Street, near Locust). 20. CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 301 S. Talbot St. Built of Port Deposit stone, the present church was erected in 1878. The first is believed to have been built in 1677 by Edward Elliott. For more info. tel: 410-745-9076. 21. THE OLD BRICK INN - Built in 1817 by Wrightson Jones, who opened and operated the shipyard at Beverly on Broad Creek. (Talbot St. at Mulberry). For more info. visit www.oldbrickinn.com. 22. THE CANNONBALL HOUSE - When St. Michaels was shelled by the British in a night attack in 1813, the town was “blacked out� and lanterns were hung in the trees to lead the attackers to believe the town was on a high bluff. The houses were overshot. The story is that a can-

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St. Michaels Points of Interest nonball hit the chimney of “Cannonball House” and rolled down the stairway. This “blackout” was believed to be the first such “blackout” in the history of warfare. 23. AMELIA WELBY HOUSE - Amelia Coppuck, who became Amelia Welby, was born in this house and wrote poems that won her fame and the praise of Edgar Allan Poe. 24. ST. MICHAELS MUSEUM at ST. MARY’S SQUARE - Located in the heart of the historic district, offers a unique view of 19th century life in St. Michaels. The exhibits are housed in three period buildings and contain local furniture and artifacts donated by residents. The museum is supported entirely through community efforts. For more info. tel: 410745-9561 or www.stmichaelsmuseum.org. 25. GR ANITE LODGE #177 - Located on St. Mary’s Square, Granite Lodge was built in 1839. The building stands on the site of the first Methodist Church in St. Michaels on land donated to the Methodists by James Braddock in 1781. Between then and now, the building has served variously as a church, schoolhouse and as a storehouse for muskrat skins. 26. KEMP HOUSE - Now a country inn. A Georgian style house,

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St. Michaels Points of Interest constructed in 1805 by Colonel Joseph Kemp, a revolutionary soldier and hero of the War of 1812. For more info. visit www.oldbrickinn.com. 27. THE OLD MILL COMPLEX - The Old Mill was a functioning flour mill from the late 1800s until the 1970s, producing f lour used primarily for Maryland beaten biscuits. Today it is home to a brewery, distillery, artists, furniture makers, and other unique shops and businesses. 28. CLASSIC MOTOR MUSEUM - Located at 102 E. Marengo Street, the Classic Motor Museum is a living museum of classic automobiles, motorcycles, and other forms of transportation, and providing educational resources to classic car enthusiasts. For more info. visit classicmotormuseum.org. 29. ST. MICHAELS HARBOUR INN, MARINA & SPA - Constructed in 1986 and recently renovated. For more info. visit www.harbourinn.com. 30. ST. MICHAELS NATURE TRAIL - This 1.3 mile paved walkway winds around the western side of St. Michaels starting at a dedicated parking lot on South Talbot Street. The path cuts through the woods, San Domingo Park, over a covered bridge and ending in Bradley Park. The trail is open all year from dawn to dusk.

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Oxford Points of Interest Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Although already settled for perhaps 20 years, Oxford marks the year 1683 as its official founding, for in that year Oxford was first named by the Maryland General Assembly as a seaport and was laid out as a town. In 1694, Oxford and a new town called Anne Arundel (now Annapolis) were selected the only ports of entry for the entire Maryland province. Until the American Revolution, Oxford enjoyed prominence as an international shipping center surrounded by wealthy tobacco plantations. Today, Oxford is a charming tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of just over 700 and is still important in boat building and yachting. It has a protected harbor for watermen who harvest oysters, crabs, clams and fish, and for sailors from all over the Bay. 1. JOHN WESLEY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Built on a tiny patch of land outside Oxford, this unassuming one-room building without a steeple and without indoor plumbing, once served as an im-

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Oxford Points of Interest portant place of worship and gathering for generations of Talbot County African-Americans. It was an abolitionist and integrated church community in a county which was slave-holding since 1770. Talbot County was at the center of both legal manumission (the freeing of a slave) and Fugitive Slave Act enforcement. The African American community was 50% free and 50% enslaved. It was also the center of Union recruitment of slaves for the U.S. Colored Troops. For more info. visit johnwesleychurch.org. 2. OXFORD CONSERVATION PARK - The park’s 86 acres stretch out on the southern side of state Route 333, near Boone Creek Road, and features walking trails, wetland viewing areas, native bird species, and open landscapes. 3. TENCH TILGHMAN MONUMENT - In the Oxford Cemetery the Revolutionary War hero’s body lies along with that of his widow. Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman, who was Gen. George Washington’s aide-de-camp, carried the message of Cornwallis’ surrender from Yorktown, VA, to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Across the cove from the cemetery may be seen Plimhimmon, home of Tench Tilghman’s widow, Anna Maria Tilghman.

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Oxford Points of Interest 4. THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER - This former, pillared brick schoolhouse was saved from the wrecking ball by the town residents. Now it is a gathering place for meetings, classes, lectures, and performances by the Tred Avon Players and has been recently renovated. Rentals available to groups and individuals. 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 5. THE COOPERATIVE OXFORD LABORATORY - U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources located here. 410-226-5193 or visit dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/oxford. 6. U.S. COAST GUARD STATION - 410-226-0580. 7. CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY - Founded in 1851. Designed by esteemed British architect Richard Upton, co-founder of the American Institute of Architects. It features beautiful stained glass windows by the acclaimed Willet Studios of Philadelphia. 410-226-5134 or visit holytrinityoxfordmd.org 8. OXFORD TOWN PARK - Former site of the Oxford High School. Recent restoration of the beach as part of a “living shoreline project” created 2 terraced sitting walls, a protective groin and a sandy beach with

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Oxford Points of Interest native grasses which will stop further erosion and provide valuable aquatic habitat. A similar project has been completed adjacent to the ferry dock. A kayak launch site has also been located near the ferry dock. 9. OXFORD MUSEUM - Morris & Market Sts. Devoted to the preservation of artifacts and memories of Oxford, MD. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted. For more info. and hours tel: 410-226-0191 or visit oxfordmuseum.org. 10. OXFORD LIBRARY - 101 Market St. Founded in 1939 and on its present site since 1950. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10-4. 11. BRATT MANSION (ACADEMY HOUSE) - 205 N. Morris St. Served as quarters for officers of the Maryland Military Academy. Built about 1848. (Private residence) 12. BARNABY HOUSE - 212 N. Morris St. Built in 1770 by sea captain Richard Barnaby, this charming house contains original pine woodwork, corner fireplaces and an unusually lovely handmade staircase. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Private residence) 13. THE GRAPEVINE HOUSE - 309 N. Morris St. The grapevine over the entrance arbor was brought from the Isle of Jersey in 1810 by Tidewater Residential Designs since 1989


Oxford Points of Interest Captain William Willis, who commanded the brig “Sarah and Louisa.” (Private residence) 14. THE ROBERT MORRIS INN - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Robert Morris was the father of Robert Morris, Jr., the “financier of the Revolution.” Built about 1710, part of the original house with a beautiful staircase is contained in the beautifully restored Inn, now open 7 days a week. Robert Morris, Jr. was one of only 2 Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. 410-226-5111 or visit robertmorrisinn.com. 15. THE OXFORD CUSTOM HOUSE - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Built in 1976 as Oxford’s official Bicentennial project. It is a replica of the first Federal Custom House built by Jeremiah Banning, who was the first Federal Collector of Customs appointed by George Washington. 16. TRED AVON YACHT CLUB - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Founded in 1931. The present building, completed in 1991, replaced the original structure. 17. OXFORD-BELLEVUE FERRY - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Started in 1683, this is believed to be the oldest privately operated ferry in




Oxford Points of Interest the United States. Its first keeper was Richard Royston, whom the Talbot County Court “pitcht upon� to run a ferry at an unusual subsidy of 2,500 pounds of tobacco. Service has been continuous since 1836, with power supplied by sail, sculling, rowing, steam, and modern diesel engine. Many now take the ride between Oxford and Bellevue for the scenic beauty. 18. BYEBERRY - On the grounds of Cutts & Case Boatyard. It faces Town Creek and is one of the oldest houses in the area. The date of construction is unknown, but it was standing in 1695. Originally, it was in the main business section but was moved to the present location about 1930. (Private residence) 19. CUTTS & CASE - 306 Tilghman St. World-renowned boatyard for classic yacht design, wooden boat construction and restoration using composite structures. Some have described Cutts & Case Shipyard as an American Nautical Treasure because it produces to the highest standards quality work equal to and in many ways surpassing the beautiful artisanship of former times.

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Tilghman’s Island “Great Choptank Island” was granted to Seth Foster in 1659. Thereafter it was known as Foster’s Island, and remained so through a succession of owners until Matthew Tilghman of Claiborne inherited it in 1741. He and his heirs owned the island for over a century and it has been Tilghman’s Island ever since, though the northern village and the island’s postal designation are simply “Tilghman.” For its first 175 years, the island was a family farm, supplying grains, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs and timber. Although the owners rarely were in residence, many slaves were: an 1817 inventory listed 104. The last Tilghman owner, General Tench Tilghman (not Washington’s aide-de-camp), removed the slaves in the 1830s and began selling off lots. In 1849, he sold his remaining interests to James Seth, who continued the development. The island’s central location in the middle Bay is ideally suited for watermen harvesting the Bay in all seasons. The years before the Civil War saw the influx of the first families we know today. A second wave arrived after the War, attracted by the advent of oyster dredging in the 1870s. Hundreds of dredgers and tongers operated out of Tilghman’s Island, their catches sent to the cities by schooners. Boat building, too, was an important industry. The boom continued into the 1890s, spurred by the arrival of steamboat service, which opened vast new markets for Bay seafood. Islanders quickly capitalized on the opportunity as several seafood buyers set up shucking and canning operations on pilings at the edge of the shoal of Dogwood Cove. The discarded oyster shells eventually became an island with seafood packing houses, hundreds of workers, a store, and even a post office. The steamboats also brought visitors who came to hunt, fish, relax and escape the summer heat of the cities. Some families stayed all summer in one of the guest houses that sprang up in the villages of Tilghman, Avalon, Fairbank and Bar Neck. Although known for their independence, Tilghman’s Islanders enjoy showing visitors how to pick a crab, shuck an oyster or find a good fishing spot. In the twentieth century, Islanders pursued these vocations in farming, on the water, and in the thriving seafood processing industry. The “Tilghman Brand” was known throughout the eastern United States, but as the Bay’s bounty diminished, so did the number of water-related jobs. Still, three of the few remaining Bay skipjacks (sailing dredgeboats) can be seen here, as well as two working harbors with scores of power workboats. 139


Those Poplar Girls by Gary D. Crawford

No, not popular girls ~ Poplar! I’m talking about five young ladies who grew up on one of the Chesapeake’s offshore islands, namely Popla r Isla nd. It lie s in Ta lbot C ount y, Ma r yla nd, about t hree miles off the coast of Bay Hundred and just south of Kent Island.

You’ve heard of Poplar Island, I’m sure. It’s much in the news as the island that is being “restored.” We’ve visited there several times over the years, most recently this past June. Much has been accomplished there since our last visit a

few years back ~ and it is nothing like we remember it in 1991. But I’m jumping ahead. Actually, this story begins on another island, one just a few miles to the south of Poplar. An English settler named John Bateman was given r ights to it in 1659, but (like the island itself ) his name has disappeared entirely. That’s fairly understandable because he had the island for just three years, then sold it to Dr. Peter Sharpe and his wife, Judith. The Sharpe family owned it only brief ly, too ~ a mere thirteen years ~ so why their name has persisted for three and a half centuries remains a mystery someone else will have to solve. Only the “e” on the end of their name did not survive, which is probably OK since it was silent anyway. (Perhaps it, too, just washed away?) Today only a curious leaning lighthouse marks the general location of Sharp’s Island. I n c o l o n i a l t i m e s , h o w e v e r, Sharp’s was a plantation of considerable size, about a third of which was wooded. Over the years, it was profitably farmed by a succession of owners and their tenants. When the island was put up for sale around 1800, the notice in a local newspaper described it as “containing


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about 700 acres, about one-third in wood, principally oak and pine, among which is considerable quantity for ship timber. The soil is very productive for the cultivation of hemp, tobacco, barley, corn, wheat and stock of ever y kind may be raised on it to great advantage. The improvements are a comfortable house, three large barns, and other necessary buildings.” Jac ob Gib s on pu r c h a s e d t he island for $10,254 and maintained an active farming operation there. We know that in 1823 four families were in residence on Sharp’s. Erosion along the north and west shores was continuous, however, and increasing. By 1838, when the first lighthouse was built on the island, Sharp’s was down to 480 acres. Nevertheless, farming continued. The Valliant family came

into possession of the island, and in 1873, Capt. Ed Stevens of Oxford arranged with Lloyd Valliant to move out there with his family. Two years later, Gustavus and Tabitha Sinclair joined them, moving from Poplar Island to the secondary farm quarters. With them came their four little children, and two more were soon to follow ~ first Maggie, then Howard in 1880, the last child born on Sharp’s Island. When Lloyd Valliant died in 1877, the island was put up for sale by his heirs. The Stevens family pulled out and returned to the mainland. The island didn’t sell immediately, however, and the Sinclairs stayed on for another six years.

Here we see a family out for a spin on the shore of Sharp’s Island. In 1883, Gus and Tabitha moved their family back to Poplar Island. Why they moved at that time is not clear, but it may have had to do with schooling for the kids. Now that we’ve got Sharp’s Island back on our map, let’s consider Poplar Island. Originally named Popely’s Island (for one of William Claiborne’s fellow settlers), in colo-


nial times the island was a sizable single land mass of 1,000 acres or more. It was shaped something like a big capital “C,” with higher forested land on the west and north sides, and lower ground around the spacious bay on the east side. By 1800, the upper lip of the “C” had become an island, one we now call Jefferson Island. The lower lip was called Coaches Neck (for reasons I have not been able to discover), and there, too, a channel would soon make it a separate island.

This 1847 map shows Poplar at just that moment. Several families lived and worked on the island, where the soil was good and wildfowl and seafood were in abundance; a sawmill at North Point harvested timber. Soon there was a store and a post office ~ the postmark was Valliant, Maryland ~ and even a school. When t he Sinclair family re turned from Sharp’s in 1883, eldest daughter Grace was 11 years old. Sometime during her teenage

years, she met a boy working on the Lomax farm named Bob Ridgeway, two years her senior. The month after she turned 21, in 1893, Grace Sinclair and Robert Ridgeway were ma r r ied. By 1906, t heir fa mi ly consisted of seven children: Hattie, Ethel, Thomas, Ada and Edith (twins), Maggie, and Joseph. Grace’s younger brother Howard Sinclair also grew up on Poplar. As a teenager, he operated a boat that moved freight between Valliant’s store and post office on Poplar Island and Lowe’s Wharf on the mainland.

Poplar Islanders, especially the young people, must have spent a lot of time on boats. Here is a charming picture of Howard Sinclair, with a friend and two other couples, on the shore of Poplar Island. How a r d i s at t he he l m . T he names of the others weren’t listed, so we are free to imagine that beside him stands Madelena (“Lena”) Von Geisel. Howard met this Baltimore girl by chance, when both went on a Sunday School picnic to


Those Poplar Girls that marvelous resort park known as Tolchester Beach.

When Howard and Lena married, they came ashore to a house in Sherwood on Harris Creek, one that still stands. Later they moved to Tilghman’s Island, where Howard worked the old Duncan farm, now Stinchcomb’s. Howard also built the “Sinclair House” on the main road. He was hardworking and rather dashing. Now, wouldn’t it be great to have a map of Poplar Island from those days, to see where everybody lived? Well, Maudie, hold onto your hat, because we have one. 144





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Those Poplar Girls Back in 1970, Mrs. Rose Garvin, the legendary teacher who taught at Tilghman Elementar y School for 28 years, had a clever idea for a class project. Miss Rose gave her four th-graders a challenge ~ to invite senior members of the community to come into class and talk to them about the old times. Upon arrival, the children served tea and cakes, then peppered them with questions. The guests talked and the kids took notes for their project report; we are told that all parties enjoye d t he s e enc ou nter s. Not surprisingly, three of the Ridgeway women came to class. Fortunately for us, one of the

invited guests was Charles R. Harr ison, who had lived on Poplar Island as a child. Mister Charles drew a marvelously detailed map showing how he remembered the island in 1914. He also drew one of the island as it looked at the present time, in 1969. Both maps provide a wealth of information. Here’s the 1914 one. This is a close-up v iew of the

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live way out there, the island was eroding, and the population was dw i nd l i ng. Ma ny f a m i l ie s h ad taken their children ashore so they could attend school in Tilghman. Bob R idgeway and Grace had left with their family seven years

north end of Poplar Island in 1914. (North is to the right). We see that two Sinclairs and a Ridgeway are clustered around the school house, but that is misleading. That same year, 1914, the Talbot County School Board turned down a request to reopen Poplar School. Teachers didn’t want to

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Those Poplar Girls earlier, in 1907. They settled in a home at the very end of the first road to the left (east) on Tilghman’s Island, just over the bridge. That house, too, still exists, though it been much enlarged and modernized over the years. Here is a nice snapshot of Bob and Grace taken a few years later. Now here’s a puzzlement. So far as I know, there never was a farm at the end that road they lived on, a chicken farm or otherwise. Nor is the nearby point of land there labeled as “Chicken Point” on any map I have ever seen. So then why should that street be known today as “Chicken Point Road?” T h e e s t e e m e d au t h o r He l e n Chappell ~ herself ~ wondered about that very thing in a recent a r t ic le i n t h i s m a g a z i ne (Ju l y 2019). Miss Helen sensed, I have no doubt, that thereby, somewhere, hangs a tale. Well, I have looked into it. Only one explanation ever has been put for wa rd to ex pla in t he cur ious street name. This is it. The boys of the island dubbed it “Chicken Point Road” back in 1907, when five attractive young women suddenly came to live there. The Ridgeway girls were the “chicks.” (Now, I really like this explanation, a lot, so we’re going with it. OK, Helen?) So, here are those gals. None of these women achieved 148


Those Poplar Girls greatness in the arts or sciences, or attained high public office. I do not mean to suggest that they were ordinary, however. The Ridgeway girls did what so many Eastern Shore women d id ~ t he y de d icated their lives and energies to their families, their friends, their church, and their community. As such, they are exemplary. All had their special traits and talents, of course. Here are a few glimpses. Edith Ridgeway (Mrs. Herbert Haddaway) was quiet and sof tspoken, but a good listener with a good sense of humor. She also made a lemon meringue pie that was heavenly (by all reports). Edith had a special bond with her twin sister, Ada. They could finish each other’s sentences and often seemed to know what the other was doing or thinking. Ada R idgeway (Mrs. Her man “Dutch” Harrison) kept a journal of local events for more than 20 years that has become an invaluable source of island history. Miss “Mada” served as Treasurer of the Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company for many years. She always kept herself busy with sewing or baking or something ~ and she doted on her grandchildren. Neither Ada nor Edith ever drove a car. Ethel and Maggie learned to drive late in life, though Maggie

was too short to reach the brake and clutch pedals; the local mechanical wizard, Stanley Covington, remembers fashioning extensions on both pedals for her. Hattie Ridgeway (Mrs. Joseph Pau z a , t hen Mr s. F r a nc i s “Ky ” Scharch) was especially kind and ge n e r o u s . E v e r y o n e k n e w h e r voice, for she served as the night operator at the Tilghman telephone exchange. Maggie Ridgeway (Mrs. Roy “Petelo” Cummings) was the youngest and the only one to graduate from high school. She also studied the violin and later played fiddle in a local musical group, the Senioraires. That’s Maggie on the right in this photo. Ethel Ridgeway (Mrs. James Callis), like all her sisters, was a very good cook. All the sisters picked bushels of crabs and helped prepare the food for festivals and church dinners. And Ethel had a desire to see the Great Southwest. So in 1967, she and three friends signed up for a month-long bus trip arranged by Monu ment a l Motor Tou r s, Inc. That June, they left Baltimore and t raveled west, ma k ing stops in seventeen states. Near the end of their trip in midJuly, they stayed overnight in Denver on Monday the 17th. The return trip was to begin on Wednesday, so they got an early start on Tuesday, heading for Colorado Springs


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Those Poplar Girls and the climax of the tour ~ the 14,000-foot climb up Pike’s Peak. They began the ascent around 4:30 in the afternoon, but at the SevenMile Mark, something went wrong. The bus edged into the highway’s rain-softened right shoulder and slipped off the road, rolled, turned over twice, and crashed into a line of trees ~ which prevented a worse disaster. As it was, all 34 people aboard, including the driver and tour director, were injured, some seriously and two fatally. Miss Ethel and her three companions were

treated in hospitals and released in “satisfactory condition,” according to the account in the Baltimore Sun. And then one of those extraord i na r y a nd mag ic a l t h i ng s o c curred, that I call “links” ~ when a connection suddenly arises between things seemingly entirely unrelated. I glanced down the list of people on the bus to see if any other Eastern Shore names popped out. And there, right between “Mrs. Ethel S. Callis, 71” and her friend “Mrs. Charlotte Pilchard, 64” was the name “Mr. James M. Lindemon, 88.” And there were two other Lin-

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demons on the list: “Mrs. Augusta Lindemon, 68” and her daughter, “Miss Agnes Lindemon, 41.” Why should I be so surprised? After all, Ethel and her husband lived right here in Fairbank Village for many years before they moved to Baltimore. And James Lindemon lives just three doors up the road from our house. But wait… that bus accident was 52 years ago, and our neighbor Jim doesn’t look 140 years old. So I showed him the list. After all, Lindemon isn’t a very common name. Sure enough, he immediately knew of it. In fact, Miss Agnes is his aunt, now 93, and they chat regularly on the phone. She often has mentioned her adventures on

Pike’s Peak. As it turned out, both her parents were seriously injured in the accident, and her father died soon thereafter. Yes, Gentle Reader, the Eastern Shore is full of interesting people ~ and wondrous connections. So stay alert. Finally, a special word of thanks to Bonnie Messick of St. Michaels. She is Ada’s granddaughter, and she both inspired this essay and provided much of the information for it. ~ GDC Gary Crawford and his wife, Susan, own and operate Crawfords Nautical Books, a unique bookstore on Tilghman’s Island.

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The Environmental Focus of 2019 Chesapeake Film Festival by Sandy Cannon-Brown

The Chesapeake Bay is about 200 miles long and from 4 to 30 miles wide, but its fingers reach deep into the land, creating a waterway of rivers, creeks and streams that expand the size of the Bay by a factor of about 20. Each of those extensions of the Bay has its own personality, a diversity of residents above, below and along, and ~ unfortunately ~ a variety of threats. This summer, Dave Harp and I spent many memorable days out on the water to capture the love affair between riverkeepers and the rivers they work tirelessly to protect. The stars of our films include Joe Fehrer of The Nature Conservancy and his beloved Nassawango Creek, and Matt Pluta (Choptank), Elle Bassett (Miles/Wye) and Zack Kelleher (Sassafras) of ShoreRivers. The support cast includes Nick Carter, a retired biologist and aquatic scientist, and Wayne Gilchrest, former Congressman for the Eastern Shore who championed the Bay during his 18 years in Washington. Dave, an extraordinary environmental photographer for more than 40 years, began channeling his talents into film four years ago

when he and I ~ and esteemed Bay writer Tom Horton ~ made our first film together, Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, about those who catch, study and eat blue crabs. Since then, we have produced High Tide in

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Chesapeake Film Festival Dorchester, about the consequences of global warming and rising sea levels in one of Maryland’s most vulnerable counties, and An Island Out of Time, a celebration of and elegy for Smith Island, a place beset with erosion, dwindling population and vanishing economic opportunities. Our river films premiere during the Chesapeake Film Festival on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Avalon Theatre in Easton. The screening follows a reception at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center co-hosted by the Festival, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, ShoreRivers, The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. A panel discussion follows the screening. For tickets, visit chesapeakefilmfestival.com. The Friday-night reception, screening and panel is just one of many sessions devoted to environ-

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mental issues during the week-long Chesapeake Film Festival, which runs Thursday, October 3 through Thursday, October 10. On Saturday, October 5, environmental films dominate the lineup at the Talbot County Free Library, the Avalon Theatre, and Easton Premiere Cinemas (EPC). Films at the library are free, including Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna at 1 p.m. Produced by Maryland Public Television, this documentary explores the impact of the dam on the Chesapeake Bay, beginning with its construction in 1926. A panel discussion explores the ongoing debate about how to address the growing problem of sediment and nutrient pollution washing downstream from Pennsylvania and New York. Saving Sea Turtles caps the free day at the library at 3 p.m. Narrated by renowned marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, the film highlights the largest airlift of an endangered species anywhere in the United States and possibly the world. The Avalon Theatre offers two powerful environmental films on Saturday. At 12:30 p.m., the Festival presents Tigerland, directed by Ross Kauffman for the Discovery Channel. In the face of corruption and cultural apathy, a Russian scientist and a conservation-minded family in India lead inspirational tiger preservation movements to keep the legendary animal from


disappearing entirely. A discussion follows with Kauffman and producer Xan Parker. At 7 p.m. at the Avalon, a dramatic documentary thriller, Sea of Shadows, follows undercover investigators in their efforts to rescue the vaquita, the earth’s smallest whale, from extinction as they expose an expansive black-market ring. At EPC, environmental films begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a documentary short, Seismology, an exploration of the importance of seismology in understanding Earth’s processes. The day at EPC continues with The Pollinators, which follows migratory beekeepers throughout a growing season as we learn how some agricultural

practices, pesticides and politics are making the simple act of pollination more difficult. At 12:30 at EPC, Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Following the screening, Catherine Zimmerman ~ filmmaker, author and certified horticulturist and landscape designer ~ will lead a discussion about the benefits of native plants and meadowscaping. On Sunday, October 6, the Festival dedicates a full day of environmental films at 447 Gallery in Cambridge. The day begins at noon


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Chesapeake Film Festival with a program of short films, including Lowland Kids, about two Louisiana teens who fight to stay in their home on an island threatened by climate change. Their story could be told by counterparts in Dorchester County! Sharkwater: Extinction at 4 p.m. is a thrilling and inspiring, action-packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry. A discussion follows with shark scientists. Among its awards, Sharkwater: Extinction won the Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy at the DC Environmental Film Festival. (A second screening is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 at EPC at 2:30 p.m.)

Environmental photographer James Balog captures a firefighter in California during the filming of The Human Element as the frequency and size of wildfires grows at an alarming rate.

The finale of the exciting day of environmental films in Cambridge is The Human Element, an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice. The film follows environmental photographer James Balog as he captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change, including the people of Tangier Island, Virginia. A panel discussion follows with local scientists and environmentalists about efforts to combat climate change. On Tuesday, October 7 at EPC, the Festival proudly presents Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. This stunning film follows an international team of scientists who spent 10 years researching profound and lasting human changes to Earth. For a complete schedule of screenings and events, go to chesapeakefilmfestival.com. Sandy Cannon-Brown has retired from teaching at American University, and is now a resident of St. Michaels. She specializes in documentaries that focus on challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay.





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A very young Klinkii tree. Barres wrote to forestry services all over the world and soon was receiving seeds by the score. Later, in the case of one species, they crossed the fastest-growing tree with the straightest-growing tree and produced the hybrid they needed. Trials included a mixture of ten different species on the pastures they were reforesting, as a defense against diseases that could wipe out a monoculture. The mixtures were biodiverse to promote wildlife. A principal species in their mixtures was the Klinkii tree, a native of Papua New Guinea, that grows straight and fast and as high as 80

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Notice the straight trunks of the 12-year-old trees to the right of the Klinkii tree. Management keeps this forest relatively dense so that the broadleaf species have the tendency to lose their branches and grow straight. Straight trees produce more commercial logs to improve the income for the farmer. Only if the farmer receives substantial income will he participate in forests to sequester CO2. 164

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TREE masters in several towns have welcomed RTT into their classrooms. Students (grades 4 and above) quickly get interested when Birdsall tells them how many tons of carbon dioxide their school emits annually. Fifteen schools have sponsored forests. Anderson, a board member, and others contribute ideas, encouragement and money. In 21 years, several hundred people, schools or companies have sponsored 700 acres of forest ~ 89 projects on 14 Costa Rican farms. Five years ago, RTT hired an executive director named Greg Powell, a move that has allowed Barres to concentrate on the science. Powell has been working in Latin America since he joined the Peace Corps after college, in 2000.

He’s been County Director for the ProBelize Service Corps, Regional Director (Latin America) for ProWorld Service Corps in Peru, and worked for Partners in Health in Peru, Dominican Republic and Haiti. “I led reforestation projects while in Honduras, Belize and Peru,” Powell says, “and had always dreamed of doing this work full time.” The 700 acres of forests RTT has planted are capable of sequestering between 5,000 and 6,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. When one considers that in 2018, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions were 5.7 million tons, RTT’s work is admittedly a drop in the environmental bucket. But the potential RTT offers is immense and is easily affordable to businesses, even to individuals, or at least small groups.

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TREE RTT provides a realistic answer to the question so many environmentally concerned people have these days, namely: “what can I do?” As Elizabeth Kolbert noted in her New Yorker magazine “Talk of the Town” piece (May 20, 2019), “In 2018, nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest were lost ~ an area the size of Pennsylvania.” Kolbert’s numbers didn’t include the loss of 1,330 square miles of forest cover in the Amazon since Jair Bolsonaro became president of Brazil in January, 2019. Bolsonaro, who has been fined personally for violating environmental regulations, has pulled back on enforcement measures that had been slowing deforestation.

It’s way past time to reforest our beleaguered planet. RTT has the plan and plenty of living examples. But every worthy idea needs a shot in the arm to get it rolling. In December, 2018, Harry Hintlian organized that. Hintlian made a connection with a science-based company in Massachusetts. The company protocol extolls environmental stewardship. The company prides itself in promoting sound ecological practices, environmental sustainability, and the protection and preservation of natural resources. At the end of May, 2019, after sending an investigator to produce a detailed report on the RTT farms in Costa Rica, and after poring over every aspect of RTT’s scientific and business approach, this company took a big step toward

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promoting its environmental stability by committing to plant 100 hectares (250 acres) of forest. The move would take care of 20% of the company’s carbon footprint. This ringing endorsement of RTT is a great recommendation for its reforestation program. The final presentation to the company was given by Harry Hintlian, Greg Powell and Herster Barres. In his report, Hintlian heaped credit upon Powell for his smooth presentation of the operation of the RTT model, and upon Barres. “Their scientists were especially grateful to have RTT scientist Dr. Herster Barres present to understand the origin and background of RTT’s development,” Hintlian wrote.

“As a fellow scientist,” David Anderson says, “Herster made a major impression on them. This is a biggie. We usually get that one person, or a school like Hotchkiss, that invests in one hectare. This is going to put us on the map. This is the beginning of something incredible.” When Dr. Barres was told the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology report endorsed the planting of multi-species forests to prevent a disease from raising havoc, here’s what he said: “I told you so.” To buy a forest in Costa Rica: gpowell@reforestthetropics.org. Roger Vaughan lives, works and sails in Oxford, Maryland.


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sacrificed their lives in WWII. Open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. For more info. tel: 410-822-0773. Thr u Sept. 30 Exhibit: Amze Emmons ~ Pattern Drift at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Amze Emmons is a Philadelphiabased, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. Free art tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star Democrat. Thru Sept. 30 Exhibit: James Turrell ~ Mapping Spaces at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Free art tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. Thru Sept. 30 Exhibit: Heather Harvey ~ The Thin Place at the Academy Art Museum, Easton.

Thru Nov. 1 Exhibition: Deconstructing Decoys ~ The Culture of Collecting at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Judy and Henr y Stansbur y and by t he world’s leading decoy auction firm, Guyette & Deeter. Entry is free for CBMM members or with general admission. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org. Thru March 1, 2020 Exhibition: On Land and On Sea ~ A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. The exhibition features the work of Morris and Stanley Rosenfeld, who created the world’s largest and most significant collection of maritime photography. This exhibition is sponsored by the Mar yland State Arts Council. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org.


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1 Oxford Artists Studio Tour - up to 20 artists open their studios to display their work: paintings, jewelry, photography, needlepoint and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Shuttle available. Tickets and map $5 at Treasure Chest in Oxford. Silent auction of artists’ work at the Oxford Community Center at 5 p.m. For more info. tel: 610-331-6540. 1 St. Michaels Art League Show and Sale: join the St. Michaels A r t L e ag ue for t hei r a n nua l “Under the Tent” Show and Sale at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, St. Michaels. Artworks by more than 30 SMAL artists in multiple mediums are featured.

Hundreds of works depicting local scenery and subjects are for sale. Many of the framed designs for the “Celebrate St. Michaels” banners that hang on Talbot Street will be for sale, as will original street banners from previous years. Come and meet the artists. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Talbot County A r t s C ou nci l, w it h revenue s provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. 12:30 to 5 p.m. For more info. tel: 703-624-2757 or visit smartleague.org. 2 Piga-Figa-Licious, all-you-caneat roast pork and turkey with all the fixin’s at the Oxford Volunteer Fire Dept. to benefit the Oxford Museum. Noon to 3 p.m. $25/$12.50 children. For more info. tel: 410-226-0191 or visit oxfordmuseummd.org/event. 2 Meeting: Bereaved Parents group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 1st Monday of the month at Compass Regional Hospice, Grief Support Services Wing, Centreville. For more info. visit compassregionalhospice.org. 2 Bluegrass Jam at St. Andrew’s Episcopa l Church, 303 Main St., Hurlock. 1st Monday from 7 to 10 p.m. Bluegrass musicians and fans welcome. Donations accepted for the benefit of St. Andrew’s food bank.


2 Meeting: Tidewater Camera Club at the Talbot Community Center, Easton. 7 p.m. For more info. visit tidewatercameraclub.org. 2 Meeting: Cambridge Coin Club at the Dorchester County Public Library. 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m. Annual dues $5. For more info. tel: 443-521-0679. 2 Meeting: Live Playwrights’ Societ y at t he Ga r f ield C enter, Chestertown. 1st Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-810-2060. 2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 Food Distribution at the St. Michaels C om mu n it y C enter on Mon-

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participants through mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with grief and honor their loss. No previous yoga experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or bdemattia@talbothospice.org.

3 Family Unplugged Games at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of board games and f un. For all ages (children 5 and under accompanied by an adult). For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 3

Meeting: Eastern Shore Amputee Support Group at the Easton Family YMCA. 1st Tuesday at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info. tel: 410-820-9695.

3,10,17,24 Free Blood Pressure Screening from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Easton. For more info. tel: 410820-7778. 3,10,17,24 Meeting: Bridge Clinic Support Group at the UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free, confidential support group for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral reasons. For more info. tel: 410-2285511, ext. 2140. 3,10,17,24 Healing Through Yoga at Talbot Hospice, Easton. Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. This new complementary therapy guides

3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26 Tai Chi at the Oxford Community Center. Tues. and Thurs. at 9 a.m. with Nat ha n Spivey. $75 mont h ly ($10 d r op -i n fe e). For mor e info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 3 ,5 ,10,12 ,17,19, 2 4 , 26 Ste ady and Strong exercise class at the Oxford Community Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. $60/10 classes or $8 per class. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26 Mixed/ Gentle Yoga at Everg reen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 3,6,10,13,17,20,24,27 Free Blood Pressure Screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at University of Maryland Shore


Medical Center, Cambridge. 3,17 Meeting: Breast Feeding Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at UM Shore Medical Center, 5th floor meeting room, Easton. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5700 or visit shorehealth.org. 3,17 Afternoon Chess Academy at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 to 16. Snacks ser ved. Limited space, please pre-register. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 3,17 Cancer Patient Support Group at the Cancer Center at UM Shore

Regional Health Center, Idlewild Ave., Easton. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-254-5940 or visit umshoreregional.org. 3,17 Grief Support Group at the Dorchester County Library, Cambridge. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care. For more info. tel: 443-978-0218. 4 We are Builders at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM and build with Legos and Zoobs. For ages 5 to 12. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org.


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September Calendar 4 F i lm Premiere: Talbot G oes Purple at the Avalon Theatre, E a s ton. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org.

4,11,18,25 Acupuncture Clinic at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org.

4 Meeting: Nar-Anon at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Cambridge. 7 to 8 p.m. 1st Wednesday. Support group for families and friends of addicts. For more info. tel: 800-477-6291 or visit nar-anon.org. 4,11,18,25 Meeting: Wednesday Morning Artists. 8 a.m. at Creek Deli in Cambridge. No cost. All disciplines and skill levels welcome. Guest speakers, roundtable discussions, studio tours and other art-related activities. For more info. tel: 410-463-0148. 4,11,18,25 Chair Yoga with Susan Irwin in the St. Michaels Housing Authority Community Room, Dodson Ave. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Free. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 4,11,18,25 The Senior Gathering at the St. Michaels Community Center, Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a well-prepared meal from Upper Shore Aging. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org.

4,11,18,25 Art Appreciation MiniCourse with Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D. at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Bring your lunch and join chief curator and art historian Anke Van Wagenberg for a free a r t appr e c i at ion c ou r s e . No tests, no papers, just enjoy. Sept. 4, Categorizing Art; Sept. 11, Visual Literacy; Sept. 18, Value of Art; Sept. 25, Line, Space and Perspective. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 4,11,18,25 Meeting: Choptank Writers Group at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge.


Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone interested in writing is invited to join. For more info. tel: 443-521-0039. 4,11,18,25 Yoga Nidra Meditation at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 4-Nov. 19 “The Woods in Your Back yard” online course. Wednesdays. Our self-paced, non-credit course runs 10 weeks and will help landowners convert lawn to natural areas and enhance stewardship of existing natural areas. The course provides strategies to landowners of small parcels of land (1-10 acres) that improve the stewardship of their property for personal enjoyment and environmental qu a l it y. $95 .0 0 p er p er s on, which includes t he 108-page “Woods in Your Backyard” guide, workbook and a tree identification guide. For registration visit wiyb_online_s7.eventbrite. com/.

Free Library, St. Michaels. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework and more. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens or anything else that fuels your passion to be creative. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 5 National External Diploma Program: Chesapeake College at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Adult lear ners can ear n t heir high school credentials. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 5 Free Family Law Assistance available at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A lawyer will be available to provide free consultation. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 5 Lecture: The Rosenfeld Collection - author Maggie Andersen

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September Calendar interviews her husband Richard Rosenfeld about his family ’s historic marine photo collection now on display at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center. Free. Reception at Cutts and Case at 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 5 Pet Loss Support Group on the 1st Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Talbot Hospice, Easton. Monthly support group for those grieving the loss of a beloved pet. Hosted jointly by Talbot Humane and Talbot Hospice. Free and open to the public. For more info. contact Linda Elzey at lwelzey@ gmail.com or Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107. 5 Concert: Adam Ezra Group in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 5,12,19,26 Men’s Group Meeting at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Weekly meeting where men can frankly and openly deal with issues in their lives. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org.

5,12,19,26 Mahjong at the St. Michaels Communit y Center. 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Open to all who want to learn this ancient Chinese game of skill. Drop-ins welcome. Free. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 5,12,19,26 Caregivers Support Group at Talbot Hospice. Thursd ay s at 1 p.m. Th i s ongoi ng we ek ly suppor t g roup i s for caregivers of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@talbothospice.org. 5,12,19,26 Cambridge Farmer’s Market: Browse and buy fresh (a nd mo s t ly lo c a l) pr o duc e , meats, eggs, f lowers, plants, crafts and more every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Long Wharf in Cambridge. Free parking. For more info. visit facebook.com/ CambFarmMarket/. 5,12 ,19,26 Kent Island Farmer’s Market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville. For more info. visit kifm830.wixsite.com/kifm. 5,19 Meeting: Samplers Quilt Guild from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. The Guild meets on the 1st and


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6 First Friday reception at Studio B Gallery, Easton. 5 to 8 p.m. For more info. visit studioBartgallery.com. 6 First Friday in downtown Chestertown. Join us for our monthly progressive open house. Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids’ activities and a variety of dining options. 5 to 8 p.m. 6 Dorchester Sw ingers Square Dancing Club meets 1st Friday at Maple Elementary School on Egypt Rd., Cambridge. $7 for guest members to dance. Club

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members and observers are free. Refreshments provided. 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more info. tel: 410221-1978, 410-901-9711 or visit wascaclubs.com. 6 Concert: Leo and Cygnus and Church Grim in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, E a ston. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 6-8 Fall Open House and Native Plant Sale at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. The sale will be held at the Visitor’s Center. The Arboretum offers the Chesapeake region’s largest selection of ornamental native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses for the fall landscape. Open House hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 6 and Sat., Sept. 7 and

6,13,20,27 Meeting: Vets Helping Vets ~ Informational meeting to help vets find services. Fridays at Hurlock American Legion #243, 57 Legion Drive, Hurlock. 9:30 a.m. All veterans are welcome. For more info. tel: 410-943-8205 after 4 p.m. 6,13,20,27 Meeting: Friday Morning Artists at Denny’s in Easton. 8 a.m. All disciplines welcome. Free. For more info. tel: 443955-2490. 6,13,20,27 Gentle Yoga at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Fridays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 6,13,20,27 Jeannie’s Community Café soup kitchen at the St. Michaels Community Center. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu changes weekly. Pay what you can, if you can. Eat in or take out. All welcome. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org.


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FREE learn to row clinic the first Saturday of the month. 9 to 10 a.m. No prior experience needed. Come learn to row or refresh your rowing skills with the Eastern Shore Community Rowers on the Tred Avon River. For more info. tel: 410-924-6621 or e-mail director@escrowers.org.

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admission for non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 7 Instructor Open House at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Introducing the fall line-up of classes and instructors. Demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. Free. For more info. tel: 410-8205222 or e-mail wkmcgarry@ verizon.net. 7 Concert: Sarah Bernstein in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 7,14,21,28 Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from mid-April through Christmas, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each week a different local musical artist is featured f rom 10 a.m. to noon. Tow n parking lot on North Harrison Street. Over 20 vendors. Easton’s Farmers Market is the work of the Avalon Foundation. For more info. visit avalonfoundation.org. 7,14 ,21,28 A nahata Yoga w ith Cavin Moore at the Oxford Community Center. Saturdays at 8 and 10 a.m. $12/class ~ drop-ins welcome. In Sanskrit, anahata means “unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten.” For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org.


7,14,21,28 The St. Michaels Farmer s Ma rket i s a c om mu n it ybased, producer-only farmers market that runs Saturday mornings, rain or shine, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., April-November, at 204 S. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. For more information contact: stmichaelsmarket@gmail.com. We do accept SNAP.

beauty and hear the folklore of Cambridge’s High Street. Onehour walking tours on Saturdays, sp on s or e d by t he We s t E nd Citizen’s Association. 11 a.m. at Long Wharf. Reservations not necessary, but appreciated. For more info. tel: 410-901-1000 or visit cambridgemd.org.

7,14,21,28 Cars and Coffee at the Classic Motor Museum in St. Michaels. Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-7458979 or visit classicmotormuseumstmichaels.org.

8 Firehouse Breakfast at the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company. 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit fire and ambulance services. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more info. tel: 410-226-5110.

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with a covered dish luncheon at the Church of the Nazarene in Denton. Join us for a fun game of BINGO, with many prizes! New members are welcome. For more info. tel: 410-482-6039. 9 Caregiver Support Group at the Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. 2nd Monday, 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-746-3698 or visit snhealth.net. 9-Oct. 14 Looking Ahead - this sixweek grief support group is for anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one. Meets Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Talbot Hospice, Cynwood Ave., Easton. Registration is required. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@talbothospice.org. 10 Advance Healthcare Planning at Talbot Hospice, Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 11 a.m. Hospice staff and trained volunteers will help you understand your options for advance healthcare planning and complete your advance directive paperwork, including the Five Wishes. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410822-6681 to register. 10 Navy League Dinner to feature Terry Roberts, Founder, Presi-

10 Meeting: Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group at UM Shore Regional Cancer Center, Idlewild Ave., Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300 or visit umshoreregional.org. 10 Grief Support Group Meeting ~ Healing af ter a Traumat ic Loss at Talbot Hospice, Easton. 2nd Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This ongoing monthly support group is specifically for anyone impacted by a traumatic death, including accident, overdose, suicide or homicide. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@talbothospice.org. 10 Meeting: Tidewater Stamp Club at the Old Railway Station on Pennsylvania Ave., Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 301-704-3811 or visit twstampclub.com. 10,17,24 Story Time at the Talbot


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September Calendar 11 Meeting: Bayside Quilters, 2nd Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department on Aurora Park Drive, Easton. Guests are welcome, memberships are available. For more info. e -mail mhr2711@ gmail.com. 11 Workshop: Introduction to Pastels with Katie Cassidy at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $60 members, $72 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 11 Peer Support Group Meeting ~ Together: Positive Approaches at Talbot Par tnership, 28712 Glebe Rd., Easton. 2nd Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Peer support group for family members currently struggling with a loved one with substance use disorder, led by trained facilitators. Free. For more info. e -ma i l mar iahsmission2014@gmail.com.

Club at the Dorchester Center for the A rts, Cambridge. 2nd Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more info. tel: 443-939-7744. 11 Open Mic at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Theme: Never Forget. Share and appreciate t he r ich t ape st r y of creat ivity, skills and knowledge that thrive here. All ages and styles of performance are welcome. The event is open to all ages. 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Snacks provided; nominal charge for beverages. For more info. e-mail RayRemesch@gmail.com. 11-Oct. 30 Class: Oil Painting ~ Creating Successful Color Harmonies with Bradford Ross at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $175 members, $210 non-

11 Meeting: Grief Support for Suicide group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Compass Regional Hospice, Grief Support Ser vices Wing, Centreville. For more info. visit compassregionalhospice.org. 11 Meet ing: Bay water C a mera 188

Dancers at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. $12 per person, $20 for both classes. For more info. tel: 410-200-7503 or visit continuumdancecompany.org.

members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 11,25 Stor y Time at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 11,25 Bay Hundred Chess Club, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. Players gather for friendly competition and instruction. All ages welcome. For more info. tel: 410745-9490. 11,25 Meeting: Choptank Writers Group, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, C a mbr id ge. Ever yone i nter ested in w riting is inv ited to participate. For more info. tel: 443-521-0039. 11, 25 Da nc e Cla sse s for Non-

12 Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Caroline County Senior Center, Denton. 2nd Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info. and to schedule an appointment tel: 410-690-8128 or visit midshoreprobono.org. 12 Excel Class with Rita Hill at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring your own PC laptop or just sit and observe (no Macs, please). For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 12 Challenge Island (STEM Learning Program) at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 4 p.m. for children grades 1 through 5. Fun hands-on program. Limited space, please pre-register. For

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and the process of writing in general. A question-and-answer period will follow the interview. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.

more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 12 Open Boatshop program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. The program runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with participation limited and advanced registration needed. $35 per session, w it h a 20% discount for CBMM members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult, with registration at cbmm.org/ shipyardprograms. 12 Inside Writing: An Interview with Author Roger Vaughan at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 6 p.m. Roger Vaughan talks about writing his latest book, Arthur Curt iss James: Unsung Titan of the Gilded Age,

12,19,26 Milk and Cookies and ... Chapter Books! at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 12,19,26 Minecraft Drop-in for ages 10 through 16 at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 3 to 5 p.m. Mine for diamonds and battle creepers. Light refreshments served. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 1 2 , 2 6 Memoi r Wr iter s at t he Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 12-Oct. 3 Class: The First Step ~ Oil Painting for Beginners with Diane DuBois Mullaly at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Thursdays f rom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $150 members, $180 nonmembers, plus a $45 materials fee pa id to inst r uc tor at t he first class. For more info. tel:


410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 13 Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge. 2nd Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info. and to schedule an appointment tel: 410-690-8128 or visit midshoreprobono.org. 13 Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series: lecture and book signing by Donald Saff, Ph.D., artist and art historian, on From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping ~ Clockmaking in the Bond Family at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 6 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 14 27th annual Golf Classic spons or e d by t he E a s ton Volu nteer Fire Depar tment at Hog Neck Golf Course. Four-person scramble start begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. For more info. tel: 410-822-4848. 14 Children’s Art Day sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, St. Michaels. Open to all children K-8th grade. The league will supply all materials needed: acrylic pa int s, pa nels, br ushes, etc. Old clothes are suggested. This 191

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September Calendar event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Talbot County A r t s C ou nci l, w it h revenue s provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. For more info. tel: 410-310-8382 or visit smal.org. 1 4 Friends of the Librar y Second Saturday Book Sale at the Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 adults and children ages 3+. For more info. tel: 410-228-7331 or visit dorchesterlibrary.org. 14 Used Book Sale at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, St. Michaels from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. All are welcome to enjoy a wide selection of gently used books at very affordable prices. For more info. tel: 410745-2534. 14 Dog Walking at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. For more info. tel: 410 - 634-2847, ext. 0 or v isit adkinsarboretum.org. 14 Fall Garden To-Dos: A Permaculture Perspective with master gardener Missy Corley at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 10 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 14 Second Saturday at the Artsway

from 1 to 5 p.m., 401 Market Street, Denton. Interact w ith artists as they demonstrate their work. For more info. tel: 410-4791009 or visit carolinearts.org. 14 Second Saturday and Art Walk in Historic Downtown Cambridge on Race, Poplar, Muir and High streets. Shops will be open late. Galleries will be opening new shows and holding receptions. Restaurants w ill feature live music. 5 to 9 p.m. For more info. visit CambridgeMainStreet.com. 14 Second Saturday Art Night Out in St. Michaels. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries, all centrally located on Talbot Street. For more info. tel: 410-745-9535 or visit townofstmichaels.org. 14 Concert: Dweezil Zappa “Hot Rats & Other Hot Stuff” at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 14-15 27th Annual Native American Festival ~ the ONLY Native American Festival on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2019. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days. Grand Entry at noon both days. Event ends at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Festivities will be at the Ball Field in Vienna. Open to the public. $5 person.


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Children 6 & under are free. For more info. visit turtletracks.org. 14,21,28 Class: Creating a Photo Project with Maire McArdle and Stephen Walker at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. $120 members, $145 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 14,28 Country Church Breakfast at Fa it h Ch ap el a nd Tr app e United Methodist churches in

15 Corsica River Day: Learn about the efforts to preserve the Corsica River while enjoying a festival of family fun, food and live music. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Corsica River Yacht Club, Centreville. Family entertainment with water and environmental activities and exhibits along with the Fishmobile, pony rides, petting zoo, Scales and Tails and crafts for children. Food, barbecue, ice cream, soft drinks and beer will be available for sale. For more info. tel: 410-604-2100 or visit corsicariverconservancy.org. 16 Caregiver Support Group at the Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. 3rd Monday at 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-746-3698 or visit snhealth.net. 16 Stitching Time at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 3 to 5 p.m. Work on your favorite project with a group. Limited instruction for beginners. Newcomers welcome. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 16 Camp-"In" at the Library at the


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16 The Easton Book Group to discuss Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book What the Eyes Don’t See. 6:30 p.m. Open to all. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 16-Oct. 21 Class: Intermediate/ Advanced Pot ter y w it h Pau l Aspell at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $205 members, $245 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 16-Oct. 21 Class: Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel with Paul Aspell at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Mondays from

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September Calendar 1 to 3 p.m. $205 members, $245 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 16-Dec. 9 “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World,” a collaborative program of the Talbot County Department of Social Ser v ices (TCDSS) and Talbot Family Network (TFN), enters its third year w ith new community sessions. The program allows participants to explore the impact that poverty and low wages have and what it takes to move from just getting by to getting ahead and realizing the f uture that they really want. Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Easton Family YMCA in Easton. Persons interested in participating in this program or individuals or organizations wishing to refer someoneto the program should contact Mary Robey, Workforce Specialist, at 410-770-5185 or email mary. robey@maryland.gov. 17 Book discussion with “Library g uy ” Bi l l Pe a k at t he Ta lbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 3 p.m. Discussion on Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book What the Eyes Don’t See. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org.

17 Afternoon Chess at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. For children ages 6 through 16. 4:30 p.m. Learn to play chess. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 18 Me et i ng: Dorche ster C a re g ivers Suppor t Group. 3rd Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pleasant Day Adult Medical Day Care, Cambridge. For more info. tel: 410-228-0190. 18 St. Michaels Book Club book discussion: Educated ~ A Memoir by Ta r a We s tover at t he Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 18 Child Loss Support Group at Ta lbot Hospic e, Ea ston. 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This support group is for anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@talbothospice.org. 18,25 Class: Underpainting Techniques with Katie Cassidy at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $80 members, $96 non-members, plus at $20 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class. For more info.


tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 18 - O c t . 2 3 C l a s s: B e ginning and Inte r me diate Pot te r’s Wheel with Paul Aspell at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $205 members, $245 nonmembers. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 18-Oct. 23 Class: Intermediate/ Advanced Hand Building with Paul Aspell at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. $205 members, $245 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or

visit academyartmuseum.org. 18 - Oc t. 23 Class: Beginning/ Inter mediate/Advanced Potter y w it h Stephen Wa lker at t h e A c a d e m y A r t Mu s e u m , Easton. Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. $205 members, $245 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 19 Lunch & Learn: Emily Zobel spea k s on In sects, the Environment and Us at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. Noon. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 19 Stroke Survivor’s Support Group

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suicide survivor, public speaker, award-w inning documentar y filmmaker, and best-selling author. In 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival, including a sea lion that kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing,and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience. 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Todd Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. For more info. tel: 410-822-4619 or visit channelmarker.org.

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Move 2 Mu sic at t he Ta lb ot County Free Library, Easton. For ages 8 and older. 4 p.m. Listen to the Loblollies and move to the music. Move2Music is like a cross between Zumba and social dancing. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.

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19 Lecture: Talbot County in WWII ~ A Perspective on D-Day with Larry Denton, executive director of the Talbot County Historical

19 Meeting: Grief Support for Overdose Loss group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Compass Regional Hospice, Grief Support Ser vices Wing, Centreville. For more info. visit compassregionalhospice.org. 19 Channel Marker presents the Kevin Hines Story, an evidencebased suicide prevention, free speaking engagement open to the public. Kevin Hines is a national 198


September Calendar Society, at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 19 Concert: Songs From the Road Band in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 20 3rd Annual Haven Ministries Golf Tournament at Prospect Bay Country Club. The event benefits Haven Ministries housing assistance programs, including its Emergency Winter Shelter located at Kent Island United Methodist Church from October through April and its Street Outreach to respond to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. $125 includes green fees, cart, range ba lls, cont inenta l brea k fast, complimentary beverages on the course, lunch in the clubhouse, and prizes. For further info. or to register for the tournament, visit haven-ministries.org. 20 Concert: Gina Chavez Duo in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org.

20-Nov. 22 (no class Oct. 11) Class: Li’l Kids After-School Art Club with Susan Horsey at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Fridays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. for grades K through 4. $120 members, $130 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 21 Giant Yard Sale at the Ladies American Legion Unit 70, Easton ( behind Wa lMar t). 8 a.m. to noon. Rain date 9/28. For more info. tel: 443-995-5873. 21 The Delmarva Forestry Seminar, hosted by multiple agencies including the University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Forest Service, Delaware Forest Service, Virginia Division of Forestry, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. The seminar is geared to Woodland landowners, Maryland-Delaware Master Loggers, MD Licensed Tree Experts and all forestr y professionals. Space is limited to the first 80 who register before September 16 at 2019delmarvaforestryseminar.eventbrite. com. 21 Concert: Sulfur Springs Bluegrass Band at the Oxford Com-


munity Center. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10. For more info. tel: 410-2265904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 21 Concert: Smooth Hound Smith in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 21-22 12th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. Participants who visit participating lighthouses during the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. will receive a complimentary souvenir at each. It is not necessary to visit all the lighthouses to participate, and they can be visited in any order. For more info. visit cheslights.org. 21-22 Workshop: Traveling with Gouache with Bernie Dellario at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $125 members, $150 non-members. For more info. tel: 410 -822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 22 42nd Annual Dorchester Center for the Arts Showcase is a free outdoor street festival on historic High Street in Cambridge. From noon to 5 p.m., visitors can enjoy more than 75 artist and artisan booths featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, photography and woodworking. There w ill

be live music, theater and dance performances, and interactive art projects for all ages, not to mention plenty of food, including traditional Eastern Shore cuisine. For more info. tel: 410-2287782 or visit dorchesterarts.org. 22 Concert: North Sea Gas in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 23 Read w it h T iger, a Pet- onWheels therapy dog at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. 4 p.m. Bring a book or choose one from the library’s shelves to read with Janet Dickey and her dog, Tiger. For ages 5 and up. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 24 Oxford Book Club meets the 4th Monday of every month at the Oxford Community Center. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit


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Tuesday at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@talbothospice.org.

oxfordcc.org. 24 Meeting: Tidewater Stamp Club at t he SunTr ust Bank ( base ment Maryland Room), Easton. 4th Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 301-704-3811 or visit twstampclub.com. 24 Meeting: Grief Support Group from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Caroline County Public Library’s Federalsburg branch. This is a lunch group, so participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Sponsored by Compass Regional Hospice. For more info. v isit compassregionalhospice.org. 24 Movies @ Noon at the Talbot count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. Title TBD. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 24 Family Craf ts at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Back-to-school folders. For more info. tel: 410745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 24 Monthly Grief Support Group at Talbot Hospice. This ongoing monthly support group is for anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one, regardless of whether they were served by Talbot Hospice. 4th

24 Meeting: Breast Cancer Support Group at UM Shore Regional Cancer Center, Idlew ild Ave., Easton. 4th Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411 or visit umshoreregional.org. 24 Meeting: Women Supporting Women, lo c a l bre a s t c a nc er support group, meets at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-463-0946. 24-26 The Edna Lockwood Herit a ge Tou r c ome s to O x for d . Free deck tours of the last sailing bugeye, docked at the Tred Avon Yacht Club. For more info. visit cbmm.org/news/edna-elockwood-begin-bay-heritagetour-may/. 25 Story Time at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 25 Peer Pilot Night: Crazy T-shirts at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. For 8th graders only. 6 p.m. Join in the fun with student



September Calendar peer members from Easton High School and St. Michaels Middle/ High School. Games, food, door prizes and more. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 25 Meeting: Diabetes Suppor t Group at UM Shore Regional Health at Dorchester, Cambridge. 4th Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196. 26 Lecture: Captain Rosie of the Edna Lockwood discusses the 1889 bugeye’s history and restoration. 5:30 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center. Free. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 26 Concert: Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 26-27 Workshop: The Naturalist’s Illustration in Watercolor ~ Focus on Fall with Maggii Sarfaty at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $125 members, $150 non-members. For more info. tel: 410 -822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 9 Concert: Deadgrass at the Avalon

Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 28 43rd annual Book Mart book sale outside the library on Market Street in Oxford. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be thousands of books for adults and children. Rain date Sept. 29. 28 Oxford Fire Company Auxiliary Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Drop-off is on 9/27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 28 Ninth annual Elf Classic Yacht Race at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. The annual race is jointly sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM will offer a two-hour spectator cruise aboard its 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, with limited boarding and advanced registration at cbmm.org/elfcruise. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org. 28 Mid-Shore Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Idlewild Park, Easton. For more info. and to reg ister, v isit afsp.org/midshoremd. 28 Frederick Douglass Day at the Ta lbot C ount y Free L ibra r y,


ISLAND CREEK Extraordinary custom home on Island Creek. 4,000 sf + 4 BR brick home w/open floor plan & great attention to detail. 2-story foyer, gourmet kitchen, 1st fl. master suite with fireplace. Large family room, river room, dining room, loft/study w/waterside balcony & deck. 2-car garage, deep water pier w/2 lifts & 5’MLW. Room for waterside pool! $1,300,000

EASTON VILLAGE Former model home featuring 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. First floor master bedroom suite, all bedrooms ensuite. Wide plank hardwood floors, crown molding, 2 story family room with gas fireplace, sunroom, gourmet kitchen with island and stainless steel appliances, brick patio, fenced rear yard and 2 car garage. Many extras! $649,000

WATERFRONT COLONIAL on TRED AVON RIVER Gorgeous waterfront Colonial in Oxford with 40’+ deeded boat slip (Slip N). Featuring 3 BRs, hardwood floors, 2 masonry fps, lg. dining room, gourmet kitchen, master BR with balcony overlooking the water, 1 car garage. Rear patio, community marina. $549,000

OXFORD HISTORIC DISTRICT W/F Classic Foursquare House (c 1915). First time offered in 45 years! 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, HW floors, 2 FPs, open kitchen/family room, formal living and dining rooms and office. Riprapped shoreline, 65+ feet on the Tred Avon with broad water views. Move-in ready! $845,000 www.307NorthMorrisStreet.com

Waterfront Estates, Farms and Hunting Properties also available.

Kathy Christensen

410-924-4814(C) · 410-822-1415(O ) Benson & Mangold Real Estate 27999 Oxford Road, Oxford, Maryland 21654 kccamb@gmail.com · www.kathychristensen.com


September Calendar

For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.

Easton and throughout downtown Easton. Parade, free music, food vendors and a lecture by em i nent Freder ick Doug la ss scholar Celeste-Marie Bernier at the library. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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28 “Celebration of the Horse” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center, Queen Anne. This event showc ases mult idiscipline demonstrations such as barrel racing, dressage, drill teams, ring jousting, mounted archery, mounted falconry, Roman and trick riding, bridle-less jumping, driving, therapeutic r id i ng , p er for m a nc e mu le s , hunter/jumpers and more. There will be lectures by equine professionals and vendors of many types. Come out for a fun day. $2 per car parking fee. Food will be available for purchase. For more info. visit tuckahoeequestriancenter.com/celebration-of-thehorse or tel: 410-634-2130. 28 Beer Garden at Adkins Arboretum, R idgely. Bluegrass by regional favorites The High & Wides, local craft beer, seafood, ice cream, games and more. 4 to 6 p.m. $10 adults in advance $15 at the door), $5 ages 3-18, ages 2 and under free. Advance registration appreciated at adkinsarboretum.org or 410-6342847, x. 0. 28 Concert: The British Invasion Experience at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit


avalonfoundation.org. 29 The 13th Annual St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance w ill be held at the waterfront campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the picturesque waterfront lawn of the Inn at Perr y Cabin. Tickets are now available online at SMCDE.org. Advance tickets are $50 each and also include entrance to The Chesapeake Bay Motoring Festival on the waterfront campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Tickets are $60 per person at the main gate on the day of the event. For more info. visit smcde.org.

29 Huge Outdoor Vendor Event to benefit MGFA (Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America) to b e held f rom 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roto Rooter on Rt. 404 outside of Denton. All proceeds benefit MGFA. Five food trucks have been conf ir med for the event. Rain date October 13. For more info. tel: 302-632-9550. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoi m mu ne neu romu sc u la r disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs. mda.org/ disease/myasthenia-gravis.

Celebrating 25 Years Tracy Cohee Hodges Vice President Area Manager Eastern Shore Lending

111 N. West St., Suite C Easton, MD 21601 410-820-5200 tcohee@ďŹ rsthome.com


NMLS ID: 148320

This is not a guarantee to extend consumer credit. All loans are subject to credit approval and property appraisal. First Home Mortgage Corporation NMLS ID #71603 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)


St. Michaels Broad Creek Estate Elegant 4,200 square foot one-level home built to the highest standards and quality. Spectacular broad water views, private pier w/2 lifts and 6’ MLW, soaring 14’ ceilings, gracious open floor plan, new gourmet kitchen, geo-thermal HVAC and beautiful free-form pool with rock waterfall are just a few of the notable features. Just minutes from historic St. Michaels, your family and guests will delight in this stunning home and its serene, private 5-acre garden setting. Offered at $1,995,000

Gene Smith - Fine Homes and Waterfront Properties Benson & Mangold Real Estate 205 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663 Cell: (410) 443-1571 / Office: (410) 745-0417 gsmith@bensonandmangold.com www.GeneSmithRealtor.com 208

GOLDSBOROUGH ST., EASTON Recently renovated four/five BR Dutch Colonial close to downtown. Fully replaced wiring. Central A/C. Gorgeous floors and staircase, Awaiting final touches. $379,000

ST. MICHAELS COMPOUND Private 4+ acres with 700 ft. shoreline, dock w/5-6 ft. MLW, fully modernized historic brick home, lovely gardens, pool, tennis court, etc. $2,450,000 Jeanne Shannahan, 443-786-1131

SHIPSHEAD One of the finest points on the Miles River. Deep water (10 ft. MLW at pier), rip-rapped shoreline, magnificent trees, 15 ac. laid out as 3 parcels. Classic 5 BR residence. Total privacy. $2,300,000

ST. MICHAELS WATERFRONT Private 3 bedroom home minutes from the fun of St. Michaels. Pool. Sand beach, 60 acres with over 3,000 ft. shoreline. 8 ft. MLW. Hunting. Large boat shed. $1,499,000

SHORELINE REALTY 114 Goldsborough St., Easton, MD 21601 410-822-7556 · 410-310-5745 www.shorelinerealty.biz · bob@shorelinerealty.biz


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