Washington College Athletics Results – October 3, 2015

Washington College Athletics
October 3, 2015

Men’s Soccer
Shoremen Wash Away Green Terror, 2-1
Wilkinson, Strong Tally One Goal, One Assist Each

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Junior forward Brian Wilkinson (Sykesville, Md./Mount St. Joseph)and junior defender Cole Strong (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) each scored one goal and assisted on another as host Washington College held off visiting McDaniel for a 2-1 Centennial Conference men’s soccer victory on a rainy and windy afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

Washington College 2, McDaniel 1

Mules Break Free from Shorewomen in Three-Set Sweep

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Host Muhlenberg College hit .309 as a team en route to a 25-11, 25-18, 25-11, Centennial Conference volleyball victory over visiting Washington College this afternoon.

Muhlenberg 3, Washington College 0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-11)

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Chestertown Harry Potter Festival Begins

Harry Potter Festival
September 2015

The Chestertown Harry Potter Festival takes flight in this colonial river town on Friday-Saturday October 2-3, 2015 featuring free and ticketed events to benefit the non-profit Fund for Kent County of Mid-Shore Community Foundation and the Garfield Center for the Arts, which plays host to many of the weekend’s events. Warner Bros. Entertainment and J.K. Rowling are not associated with or responsible for the festival in any way, and the inspired group of fans who created it hope they won’t be sent to Azkaban for expressing their enthusiasm!

CTownHarryPotterMuggle and wizard fans far and wide are invited to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s award-winning books for a weekend of family-friendly activities. Throughout the historic district the festival has coordinated shops and events inspired by fabled locations and themes in the Harry Potter series. Robes, wands and costumes are ideal apparel for fans of all ages for the festival’s Kick-off Party at the Garfield Center for the Arts on High Street (210 High Street), from 6:00 to 9:00pm. A Costume Contest (3-3:45pm on October 3) will also be featured among many events on Saturday afternoon during “Potter in the Park” (12-4:00pm).

This year’s festival theme is based on “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and includes street theatre skits, college Quidditch, amateur Kidditch matches, a self-guided scavenger hunt, magic crafts, and much more. A complete Schedule of Events follows (and is available online); maps are available at the Garfield during the weekend:

Wednesday, September 30
5:30-7:00pm: Harry Potter Read-a-Thon. Sign up to read or come listen to favorite passages from the Harry Potter books, Harry Potter fan-fictions, and other Harry Potter related reading material. (Kent County Public Library-Free) Details visit: Harry Potter Read-a-Thon & Fan Extravaganza

Friday, October 2
2:00-4:30pm: Film showing: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Kent County Public Library (Free)

4:30-5:30pm: Authors of “Harry Potter and the Art of Spying” will lead a spirited discussion. For all ages at The Bookplate (Free)

6:00-9:00pm: Festival Kick-Off Party at “Hogwarts” (Garfield Center for the Arts). Triwizard launch, magic, trivia contest, wizard rock, and costumed fun! (Pay at door: $5 for adults; 12 and under free)

Saturday October 3
9:00am-12:00pm: Quidditch Session I, college-level exhibition and “Kidditch” matches for young wizards in the park adjacent to 300 So. Cross Street (Free)

9:30-3:00pm: “Ollivander’s” – Local furniture craftsman Robert Ortiz opens his studio (207 So. Cross St.) to host wand crafters. Vendors will help you find the wand that “chooses” you. Wandlore discussion, wand measuring and more (Free)

11:00-2:00pm: Film showing: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Kent County Public Library (Free)

10:00am-3:00pm: New multi-tiered Scavenger Hunt throughout downtown businesses dressed as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley establishments. Collect your map at Hogwarts (Garfield Center for the Arts), complete the hunt, and win a prize. (Free)

10:30am-Noon: Kids’ Hogwarts Experience – AM Session. Wear the Sorting Hat and take classes with local wizard Professors. Tickets $25 in advance; SOLD OUT. (For wizards 8-12 years old)

11:30am-2:30pm: “Durmstrang Outdoor School” on the Chester River. Themed visits aboard Echo Hill Outdoor School’s historic wooden boats, the skipjack “Elsworth” and “Annie D” buy boat, at the town pier. (Free)

Noon-4:00pm: Potter In the Park – Themed food and vendors, activities and entertainment in Fountain Park, including dueling, face painting, magic, wizard rock music, crafts, photo opportunities and more. (Free)

12:30-3:30pm: Hogwarts Potions Class (presented by Radcliffe Creek School) and The Room of Requirement. (Lobby, Garfield Center for the Arts). (Free)

1:00-2:30pm: Hogwarts Lake Cruise* (River Packet themed cruise on the Chester River-Advance purchase ticketed event)

1:00-3:00pm: Washington College features the Dr. A. J. Delario Magic Collection. View rare books unearthed from the Restricted Section. No invisibility cloak necessary. Presentation to include demonstrations by Washington College student and magician Ian Flinn and Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Dr. Heather Calloway. Located at the Historical Society of Kent County (High Street and Cross St.) at “Bathilda Bagshot’s Historical Society”). (Free)

Throughout day: Triwizard-themed street theatre skits. Consult Festival map for locations and times. (Free)

3:00-3:45pm: Costume Contest in Fountain Park, all ages (Free)

4:00-5:30pm: Kids’ Hogwarts Experience – PM Session. Wear the Sorting Hat and take classes with local wizard Professors. Tickets $25 in advance; SOLD OUT. (For wizards 8-12 years old)

4:00-6:00pm: Quidditch-Session II, college-level exhibition matches and Chestertown Festival Cup presentation in the park adjacent to 300 So. Cross Street (Free)

6:30-9:30pm: House Party at the Leaky Cauldron – Show your House colors! Themed food and drinks, wizard wrock dance bands, trivia contest and more. Tickets $30, advance purchase. (J.R.’s Pub, 337 High St.) for adults 21 and over.

6:30-9:30pm: All-Ages Wizard Dance Party at Hogwarts (Garfield Center for the Arts). Tickets $5 at the door. Under 12 must be accompanied by a fully qualified wizard.

Festival updates, accommodation recommendations, directions and details: www.chestertownhpfest.org or the ChestertownHPFest on Facebook.

The Chestertown Harry Potter Festival is organized by an all-volunteer committee of loyal Potter fans to celebrate the spirit of Harry Potter and promote the local community and its arts.
Located in the historic district in Chestertown, The Garfield Center for the Arts (www.garfieldcenter.org) is a cultural organization whose mission is to nurture, celebrate, and support arts and artists through performance and education.

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation (www.mscf.org) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that distributes grants to enhance the quality of life throughout the mid-Eastern Shore of Maryland region. The Fund for Kent County is a permanent source of discretionary grant funding designed to support Kent County, MD initiatives.

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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Office
October 1, 2015

Proactive Measure Allows Coordination and Activation of Resources

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in anticipation of heavy rains, potential flooding, and the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin may affect Maryland.

“While the path of Hurricane Joaquin remains uncertain, taking proactive measures is the first step in preparing for extreme weather and will ensure that resources are available in the areas with the greatest need,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “At this time we are strongly encouraging Marylanders to use common sense in the days ahead and look after family members and neighbors who might need assistance. Now is the time to start preparing for possible flooding or any other hazards.”

The Hogan administration has asked State agencies, including the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), to make preparations for the incoming storms.

Residents can go to MEMA’s website, mema.maryland.gov, for more flooding and hurricane preparedness information and can follow MEMA’s Twitter feed, @MDMEMA, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MDMEMA, for up-to-date information.

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CANCELLED: Kent School’s Osprey Triathlon

The Kent School has decided to cancel the Osprey Triathlon that was scheduled for this Sunday October 4, 2014. They hope to reschedule for a Sunday in May 2016

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Kent School Open House – October 13, 2015

Flyer: Kent School Open House October 13, 2015

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Washington College Athletics Results – September 30, 2015

Washington College Athletics
September 30, 2015

Comeback Kids: Shorewomen Win Final Two Sets To Top Cardinals In Five Sets
Daunoras Tallies Career-Best Nine Blocks and Personal-Best Eight Assisted Rejections

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) had career-highs of nine total blocks and eight assisted blocks as host Washington College for the second straight match rallied from a 2-1 deficit after three sets to win 3-2 (15-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20, 15-13), this time over Catholic on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference volleyball match. The Shorewomen, who topped Gettysburg on Saturday in comeback fashion, improve to 11-5 overall, while the Cardinals drop to 10-9.

Men’s Soccer
Fords Strike Twice in Win Over Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Haverford College scored once in each half of a 2-0 Centennial Conference men’s soccer victory over host Washington College tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

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