DCA Hosts “Red, Hot and Blue Celebration” August 5, 2016

July 27, 2016

The Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA) encourages everyone to their “Red, Hot and Blue Celebration” Friday, August 5, 2016 in Fountain Park from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for July 1st, but was rained out.

This family friendly event features complimentary cotton candy, popcorn and sno cones sponsored by local, independent businesses, $1.50 hot dogs and 50 cent soft drinks. Downtown merchants will be handing out free patriotic bubbles, glow in the dark bracelets and other festive accoutrements. Bring your lawn chairs and settle in for the live entertainment, beginning with Music Life students and owner Bill Drazga followed by Mayor Chris Cerino and some special guests.

Event sponsors include Bookplate, Cassinelli Distillery, Chester River Wine and Cheese, Gabriel’s of Chestertown, Houston’s Dockside Emporium, KidSPOT, Twigs & Teacups, Linda Kuiper, Bill Arrowood, Lemon Leaf Café and the Historical Society of Kent County.

The Downtown Chestertown Association is a voluntary non-profit membership organization of businesses, non-profit groups and people interested in preserving and promoting the well-being of downtown Chestertown.

From the DCA's 2015 'Red, Hot and Blue" - Photo by SG Atkinson

From the DCA’s 2015 ‘Red, Hot and Blue” – Photo by SG Atkinson

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Discover Your Legacy: Tips & Tools for African American Genealogy Research

Kent County Public Library
July 2016

In celebration of Legacy Day 2016, the Historical Society of Kent County and Kent County Public Library present Discovery Your Legacy – Tips & Tools for African American Genealogy Research.

From beginners to advanced researchers, all are welcome at this free program designed to teach techniques for overcoming the challenges of researching African American genealogy. A representative from the Edward H. Nabb Research Center in Salisbury, Maryland, will present tips and tools for the research process. Information about a variety of materials and collections for genealogy research will also be available.

Saturday, August 13 | 10:30am
Kent County Public Library – Chestertown Branch

For more information about the Historical Society of Kent County and Legacy Day 2016 events, visit kentcountyhistory.org or call 410.778.3499.

For more information about Kent County Public Library, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

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First Friday Dinner in Rock Hall for August is at Osprey Point

July 26, 2016


An opportunity for companionship with members and friends

Osprey Point Restaurant
August 5, 2016, 5pm
Cost $15.00 this includes tax and tip

Choice of 4 Entrees
Stuffed Chicken Breast
House made Gnocchi
Blackened Catfish
Skirt Steak

Call or e-mail John Sirna, (610)212-6665 or sirna@verizon.net to confirm.

Following First Friday’s:
September 2nd, Rock Hall Yacht Club

October 7th, Swan Point Inn

All at 5:pm, for $15 including tax and tip

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Updates for Chestertown’s Curbside Recycling Program

Town of Chestertown
July 2016

Infinity Recycling now has four trucks in Chestertown on Fridays, and some parts of the route will be picked up much earlier than was done previously.

***Please put out your recyclables by 8 AM.***

Also, the Infinity crews are finding a lot of non-recyclable items in the collection buckets. Chestertown’s recycling system is dual stream, which means that all recyclables should be separated into these two groups:

1. Containers – glass and plastic bottles and jars, metal cans; and

2. Fiber – paper, cardboard, books and clothing.

*** Check the list below for the complete list of recyclables and how they should be treated. ***



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MVA Bus Schedule in Chestertown – August – December, 2016



Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8-9
Monday and Tuesday, Sep. 17-18
Monday, Nov. 21
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13

The MVA Mobile Office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Sprinting for the Summer Reading Finish Line at Kent County Public Library

Kent County Public Library
July 26, 2016

Kent County Public Library’s On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! summer reading program has been an unquestionable success so far. Kids who are playing the summer reading game have until Friday, August 12th to earn and spend Library Dollars at the Summer Reading Store. During the first week of August, 2016 there are four final summer reading events.

Tuesday, August 2
Nursery Rhyme Rock Concert with Mr. Sam!
Mr. Sam returns to inspire us to shake, rattle, and roll to classic children’s songs. Ages 7 and under.
Chestertown branch 10am

Thursday, August 4
North County Branch Summer Reading Finale
We’ve had a blast! Now let’s finish strong with a summer party like no other. Food, crafts, giveaways, and more! All ages welcome.
North County branch 2pm

Friday, August 5
Nature on the Go: Reptile Show Summer Reading Finale
Snakes alive! It’s time for another visit from the Nature Center on the Go. Visit with reptiles of all shapes and sizes during our final sprint to this summer’s finish line. All ages welcome.
Rock Hall branch 10:30am
Chestertown branch 3pm

KCPL will be taking a Storytime Break beginning the week of August 15th. The fall Storytime session will begin on Tuesday, September 6th.

For more information about these events or the summer reading program, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

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