Compass Regional Hospice Events – May Through July, 2017

Compass Regional Hospice
April 25, 2017

May…

Monday, May 8 through Saturday, May 13: Estate Treasures Mother’s Day Sale—10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17 Kent Towne Market, Chester. Pick a flower to reveal an additional discount. Estate Treasures is an upscale resale shop than benefits Compass Regional Hospice. For more information, call 410-643-7360.

Thursday, May 18: Drug Overdose Support Group— 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from drug overdose. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, May 10: HALOS- Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide Support Group— 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org or Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 17: It’s A Guy’s Thing Support Group— 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Commerce Street Creamery, 110 N. Commerce St., Centreville. A casual, drop-in support group for men who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Tuesday, May 22: Lunch Support Group— 4th Tuesday every month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 Cousin’s Restaurant, 108 East Central Avenue, Federalsburg. A casual, drop-in support group for adults who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27: Estate Treasures Memorial Day Sale— 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17 Kent Towne Market, Chester. Take an additional 10% off any item that is red, white or blue. Estate Treasures is an upscale resale shop than benefits Compass Regional Hospice. For more information, call 410-643-7360.

June…

Monday, June 12 through Saturday, June 17: Estate Treasures Father’s Day Sale— 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 17 Kent Towne Market, Chester. Take an additional 10% off men’s wear and receive a free tie with the purchase of a suit or sports coat. Estate Treasures is an upscale resale shop than benefits Compass Regional Hospice. For more information, call 410-643-7360.

Thursday, June 15: Drug Overdose Support Group— 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from drug overdose. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, June 14: HALOS- Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide Support Group— 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org or Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 21: It’s A Guy’s Thing Support Group— 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Commerce Street Creamery, 110 N. Commerce St., Centreville. A casual, drop-in support group for men who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Thursday, June 22: Camp New Dawn Fundraiser— 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fisherman’s Crab Deck, 3116 Main Street, Grasonville. Benefiting Camp New Dawn, an annual grief retreat for children, teens and families. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Kenda Leager, 443-262-4106, kleager@compassregionalhospice.org.

Tuesday, June 27: Lunch Support Group— 4th Tuesday every month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 Cousin’s Restaurant, 108 East Central Avenue, Federalsburg. A casual, drop-in support group for adults who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

July…

Thursday, July 20: Drug Overdose Support Group— 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from drug overdose. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, July 12: HALOS- Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide Support Group— 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. For individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org or Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Wednesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 19: It’s A Guy’s Thing Support Group— 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Commerce Street Creamery, 110 N. Commerce St., Centreville. A casual, drop-in support group for men who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

Tuesday, July 25: Lunch Support Group— 4th Tuesday every month, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 Cousin’s Restaurant, 108 East Central Avenue, Federalsburg. A casual, drop-in support group for adults who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4100, wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.

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Environmental Protection Agency Accepting Comment on No-Discharge Zone

MD DNR
April 24, 2017

Chester River Could Be Designated This Year

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of the Environment, in cooperation with the Chester River Association, are in the final stages of their application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for designation of the Chester River and its tributaries as a no-discharge zone.

If approved, the river could be declared a no-discharge zone during the 2017 boating season.

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment now until April 27.

“Providing better environmental protection through the designation of a no-discharge zone may help improve the health and quality of the water, and protect the important cultural, ecological and economical resources of the Chester River,” Center for Marine and Coastal Stewardship Program Manager Donna Morrow said.

The river is important to the Eastern Shore, providing jobs and revenue through boating, commercial and recreational fishing and tourism.

A no-discharge zone is an area of water in which discharge of treated sewage from Type I and II marine sanitation devices are prohibited. A small percentage of boats use these types of onboard treatment systems, which treat the waste to set standards before discharging it. Within a designated no-discharge zone, boat operators are required to hold their sewage onboard for disposal at a pumpout facility or out at sea (beyond 3 miles from the coast). Federal and state laws have prohibited discharge of raw/untreated sewage within 3 miles of the coast for decades.

The Chester River is classified as impaired by Maryland Department of Environment.

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Kent School Earns Green School Designation

Kent School
April 25, 2017

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is pleased to announce that Kent School, located in Chestertown, MD has been certified as a 2017 Maryland Green School. Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools.  Our students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and developing a better understanding of their own local environment.

The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.

Over the past two years, Kent School has demonstrated and documented a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations. This award signifies that Kent School has made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the environmental impact of their school.

Nancy Mugele, Head of School at Kent School said, “I am so proud of the environmental literacy programs available to our students as well as our student-led environmental sustainability efforts. Kent School’s unique location amidst a working farm on the bank of the Chester River, our teaching gardens and outdoors classrooms, and our signature Chesapeake Bay Studies program allow us to foster environmental literacy in our students in the classroom, on our campus and in the surrounding watershed. I am deeply grateful to the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education for this honor.” Kent School is one of only two schools in Kent County designated as a Green School. Kent County High School is the other school.

“Our state has one of the strongest Sustainable Schools programs in the Nation. Students, teachers, school personnel, parents and community partners work together to create a positive learning environment. Student actions are essential to becoming a Maryland Green School,” says Laura Johnson Collard, MAEOE Executive Director. “Schools that participate in the program save energy, reduce waste, conserve water, and create and restore habitat. More and more teachers are using the school grounds as an extension of the classroom; getting students outdoors is crucial for their connection with the environment.”

MAEOE will celebrate with Green Schools, Green Centers and schools that are interested in knowing more about the program at the Annual Maryland Green School Youth Summit on May 18, 2017, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

Kent School, located on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, MD is an independent day school serving girls and boys from Preschool through Grade 8. The School’s mission is to guide our students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. Our school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world. For more information about Kent School visit www.kentschool.org.  
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Julie Lazer & Zack Novick are Shorewoman and Shoreman of the Week

Washington College Athletics
April 25, 2017

Julie Lazer – Shorewoman of the Week

Junior tennis player Julie Lazer (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh School) is this week’s Shorewoman of the Week. Lazer went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles as the Shorewomen won both of their matches last week to clinch a spot in the Centennial Conference Tournament.

In a 6-3 win over Ursinus Tuesday, Lazer was a 6-1, 6-2, winner at No. 1 singles and teamed with Rachel Martinez for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles. In a 6-3 win over Gettysburg Saturday, she posted a 6-2, 7-6(5) victory at No. 1 singles and teamed with Martinez for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles.

This is Lazer’s second career Shorewoman of the Week honor.

Zack Novick – Shoreman of the Week

Senior tennis player Zack Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) is this week’s Shoreman of the Week. Novick went 2-0 in both singles and doubles as the Shoremen won both of their matches last week to clinch a spot in the Centennial Conference Tournament.

In the Shoremen’s 6-3 victory against Ursinus Wednesday, Novick was a 6-0, 6-2, winner at No. 4 singles and teamed with Justin Panepinto for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. During an 8-1 win over Gettysburg Saturday, Novick posted a 6-4, 6-2, win at No. 4 singles and teamed with Panepinto for an 8-4 No. 2 doubles win.

This is the third career Shoreman of the Week honor for Novick.

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WKHS will be Participating in the 6th Annual High School Radio Day on April 26, 2017

April 25, 2017

On Wednesday April 26 Kent County High School’s radio station, WKHS 90.5, will join 82 High School radio stations in 31 states for the 6th Annual High School Radio Day.

From the High School Radio Days Web site, www.highschoolradioday.com, the day is “A day dedicated to high school radio stations where students and advisors can celebrate the uniqueness of their program and make their community, their state, the whole country aware of what they do and how they do it.

WKHS, which began broadcasting in 1974, is one of less than 200 High School Radio Stations. Other than the first High School Radio Day, KCHS has been involved in all of them since. Station Manager Chris Singleton didn’t hear about the first one until after it when he saw it in a trade magazine. During the second one it was mostly just a mention about the day, but in the years since the broadcasting students have had active conversations and interviews from other students throughout the country.

Not all of the High School radio stations are run like WKHS. WKHS is student run. Singleton tells me that some have professional on-the-air talent with the students helping. It’s not the case here. The students run the board, do shows and put together promos for the station as well as PSA’s.

As can be expected sometimes it does sound like High School Students on the radio, but most times it sounds as good, and sometimes even better than any station on the air during the day.

Talking with some of the students they are excited to be able to interact with other high school students. Aaron Drabic, DJ KD, is in his first year of the program and finds the idea real exciting and thinks that the program is a special opportunity.

WKHS 90.5 FM is one of the most powerful high school stations in the country. At 17,500 watts with flat terrain all around, their signal can be heard for up to 60 miles in any direction. The station is in need of upgrades and they have been raising funds this year to accomplish it. Visit their website at WKHSRadio.org for more information.

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Top 10 Reasons to Listen to a High School Radio Station (From the High School Radio Day Web site)

1. Kids say the darndest things.
2. High school radio stations don’t play commercials…never have, never will.
3. You can call a high school radio station with a song request and actually talk to the DJ.
4. If it’s a hot topic in your community, it’s a hot topic on your local high school radio station.
5. Three words: high school sports!
6. High school radio stations play the hits, but it doesn’t have to be a hit to be played on a high school radio station.
7. One word: LOCALISM!
8. They don’t have as many pledge drives as NPR stations.
9. Breaking news on a high school radio station is about the fight in the hallway at lunch, not the fight in a bar in town at 2 a.m.
10.The DJ on a high school station might be sitting in the desk right next to you in your Math class.

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Washington College’s Athletics News

Griffin Named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week for Baseball

Garners Award For The Second Time

LANCASTER, Pa.

Washington College senior pitcher Billy Griffin (Middletown, Md./Middletown) has been named the Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week in baseball for the week of April 17-23.

Griffin worked eight scoreless innings, allowing no walks and just three hits while striking out 12 against Muhlenberg on Sunday. The senior retired 24 of the last 25 batters he faced and set aside 18 straight Mule hitters.

It is the second time Griffin has won the conference’s weekly award. He won it earlier this year on March 6, 2017.

Harcum Named Centennial Conference Player of the Week in Softball

Earns the Award for the First Time

LANCASTER, Pa. – Junior pitcher/outfielder Taylor Harcum (Hebron, Md./Mardela) has been named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for softball for the week of April 17-23. This is the first time Harcum has garnered the player of the week award.

Harcum hit .857 (6-for-7) in a doubleheader sweep of defending CC champion Haverford in her only action of the week as she notched a career-high four hits in the game one win. The junior had a double and a triple, drove in three runs and scored four more. Harcum had an .875 on-base percentage and a 2.161 OPS on the week as the Shorewomen clinched their sixth trip to the Centennial Conference Tournament in the past seven seasons.

This is the fourth time this season she has won one of the two weekly conference awards in softball, with her prior three being the conference’s pitcher of the week which Harcum earned on March 6, April 3 and April 17, 2017.

Solomon Takes Home Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week In Women’s Lacrosse

Recipient of the Award for the Fourth Time In Her Career

LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior goalie Haylee Solomon (Wantagh, N.Y./Sanford H. Calhoun) has been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week Awards for women’s lacrosse for the week of April 17-23. This is the fourth time Solomon has earned the conference’s weekly award.

The senior made 31 saves and had a .608 save percentage in a pair of games this week for the Shorewomen. Solomon stopped a career-best 18 shots against #9 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, including nine in each half. She also had four ground balls to tie for her season high and had a caused turnover. In the team’s 10-9 overtime win over Haverford on Wednesday, she made 13 saves and allowed just one goal over the final 16:25 of the game as Washington College rallied from an 8-4 deficit to post the comeback victory.

Solomon previously won the award on March 16 and April 13 in 2015 and May 2, 2016.

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