Cancer Support Group with Speaker John Meyer on Beating the Odds

January 17, 2017

Cancer Support Group
Speaker: John Meyer
Topic: Survival: Beating the Odds
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017 – 7:00PM
Where: Hospital Conference Center

All persons with any type of cancer, an interest in cancer and/or a caregiver, friend or supporter of someone with cancer are invited to attend and participate in this support group meeting.
For more information please contact:

Jean Spence 410-639-7029, Kathy Simmons 410-810-2699,
or Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE 410-778-7668 Ext. 2175

Flyer Cancer Support Group January 23, 2017

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Next Step in School Consolidation will be Special Meeting of the Board on January 30, 2017

January 17, 2017

The Kent County Board of Education at the end of the work session of January 17, 2017 requested that Superintendent Dr Karen Couch to put together a recommendation for consolidation.

She will present her recommendation on consolidation, to include boundary lines, at a Special Board of Education Meeting on January 30, 2017 at 5:30pm.

There will be a public comment period at the end of the meeting.

It was also clarified during the work session that at regularity scheduled monthly meetings that there will be two public comment period. One in the middle of the meeting and another at the end.

A full report on the January 17, 2017 meeting is forthcoming.

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Washington College’s Institutional Research Guru Becomes President Bair’s Right-hand Man

Washington College
January 17, 2017

Victor Sensenig, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment, will become the new Vice President for Planning and Policy and Chief of Staff


Washington College President Sheila Bair today announced that Victor Sensenig, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment, will be moving into a new position as Vice President for Planning and Policy and Chief of Staff.

Photo: Victor Sensenig

Victor Sensenig – Submitted Photo

Sensenig has proven to be an invaluable asset to the College as an institutional researcher. His work significantly improved the assessment and outcomes of academic programs and administrative goals. Sensenig has also provided critical data to external groups including College accreditors and the state and federal governments.

“Vic’s quick intellect is matched with a can-do attitude that consistently provides accurate and insightful analysis, all of which helps us in our ongoing commitment to demonstrating quality and making improvements,” President Bair says. “This new position will give him the opportunity to grow professionally while strengthening our focus on strategic initiatives.”

In his new role as Vice President for Planning and Policy and Chief of Staff, Sensenig will continue to oversee the Office of Institutional Research. He will also help President Bair develop and execute strategic initiatives and represent the Office of the President on various committees. Sensenig will be the primary staff support for the Board of Visitors and Governors and provide executive consult when interacting with external groups.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with President Bair in realizing her bold vision for the College,” says Sensenig. “My new role will allow me to continue to work closely with the College’s dedicated and talented faculty and staff as we maintain our commitment to students and follow through on our ambitious plans.”  

Sensenig will be replacing Joe Holt, who will now become the Executive Director of Institutional and Government Giving in the Office of Advancement—this, after his service as interim Vice President of Finance and Administration for the College.

“I could not be happier that Sheila has tapped Vic Sensenig as the College’s new Vice President for Planning and Policy and Chief of Staff,” Holt says. “Like so many others, I have been impressed by Vic’s intellect and appreciative of his contributions to the advancement of strategic initiatives at the College.  I stand ready to assist him in any way as he transitions to this new role.”

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Sammy Sent Me: A Speakeasy to Benefit the Chester River Chorale

Chester River Chorale
January 17, 2017

Sammy Sent Me: A Speakeasy to Benefit the Chester River Chorale

Put on your glad rags Saturday, February 18, 2017 and sashay over to a Chester River Chorale fundraiser with a roaring ’20s theme.

“Sammy Sent Me” is the title of the event and the password to get into the Speakeasy at 323 High Street—otherwise known as Bad Alfred’s Distilling.

The Speakeasy action includes tastings, distillery tours, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and jazz featuring the debut performance of the Chester River Chorale Jazz Ensemble. The event runs from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Vintage attire will be welcomed and admired, but is not required.

Tickets are $75 each and can be reserved by mailing a check to Chester River Chorale, P.O. Box 461, Chestertown, MD 21620. Please RSVP by February 3, 2017

The password pays homage to the Chorale’s beloved accompanist, Sammy Marshall.

The Chester River Chorale Jazz Ensemble will present four jazz standards by Duke Ellington: “Satin Doll,” “Solitude,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, and “Mood Indigo.” The nine-voice ensemble is drawn from the membership of the Chorale’s auditioned chamber chorus, the Chester Chamber Singers, and is directed by Michelle Sensenig, with musical coaching from Artistic Director Douglas Cox.

A tasting of Bad Alfred’s products will tempt the palate (non-alcoholic beverages will also be available), along with hors d’oeuvres by Occasions Catering. If you like what you taste, bottles will be available for purchase from Bad Alfred’s, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Chorale. Silent auction items include boat trips, restaurant gift cards, concert tickets and more.

The Chester River Chorale is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by Yerkes Construction Co., the Hedgelawn Foundation, the Mid Shore Community Foundation-Artistic Insights Fund, the Kent County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

The CRC’s mission is to provide opportunity and inspiration for amateur singers to strive for artistic excellence. CRC performances entertain diverse audiences and enrich the cultural life of the community. For more information visit our website at, email, or check out the Chorale on Facebook.

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February’s First Friday at the Bordley – A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte with Alexandra Deutsch

Kent County Historical Society
January 17, 2017

On February 3, 2017, the Kent County Historical Society will present a book discussion by Alexandra Deutsch, Chief Curator of the Maryland Historical Society.

In her recent book, A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, Deutsch writes of Elizabeth Bonaparte’s life and world. This cultural biography details the experience of the famous beauty who married Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother. Because of the Emperor’s machinations, the unapproved marriage was soon annulled. In spite of the unyielding forces against her, Elizabeth was eventually able to become financially independent due to her brilliance in the Baltimore real estate market.

Alexandra Deutsch has been the curator of several museums in the Northeast, Manager of Decorative Arts at Sloane’s Auction Gallery and now serves as Curator at Baltimore’s Maryland Historical Society. The discussion will take place at the Bordley Building, at the corner of Cross and High streets at 4:00 p.m.

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Ali Grundy & Joey Shelton are Shorewoman and Shoreman of the Week

Washington College Athletics
January 17, 2017

Joey Shelton – Shoreman of the Week

Junior basketball player Joey Shelton (Garnet Valley, Pa./Church Farm School) is this week’s Shoreman of the Week. Shelton paced the Shoremen in scoring in two of their three games last week.

Shelton poured in 20 points in an 86-85 overtime loss to Ursinus on Tuesday. He followed that up with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in an 84-72 loss at Franklin & Marshall Thursday.

Ali Grundy – Shorewoman of the Week

Senior basketball player Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) is this week’s Shorewoman of the Week. Grundy became the first player in team history to score at least 20 points in four consecutive games.

Grundy scored 24 points and knocked down four of her six three-point attempts in a 63-59 home win over Ursinus Tuesday. She then scored 22 points in a 71-60 loss at Franklin & Marshall for her school-record fourth straight game of 20 or more points.

This is the third Shorewoman of the Week honor in a row for Grundy.

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