Maryland Insurance Administration Will be at HomePorts Community Health Fair on April 2, 2015

March 31, 2015

The Maryland Insurance Administration, a state regulatory agency, will offer a variety of consumer materials on all types of insurance products from annuities to title insurance and health, auto and homeowners insurance. Trained staff will be available in Kent County in April to answer consumer questions at the following location:

– April 2, 2015 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Homeports Community Health Fair, Kent County Middle School Gym, 402 E. Campus Avenue, Chestertown, MD.

“The Maryland Insurance Administration’s primary responsibility is to protect Maryland consumers and a part of that is providing education and letting them know we are here to help,” says Al Redmer, Jr., Maryland Insurance Commissioner. “In order to achieve this goal, we need to meet our consumers where they live, work and play. That’s why our representatives spend so many hours meeting with residents across Maryland. Each community is different and we learn a great deal through face-to-face communication.”

A schedule of agency outreach activities and consumer materials are available on our website,, as well as by request and at various community events. Follow the Maryland Insurance Administration on Facebook at

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First Varsity Eight & Stephen Luck are Shorewomen and Shoreman of the Week

Washington College Athletics
March 31, 2015

First Varsity Eight – Shorewoman of the Week

The coxswain and eight rowers from the women’s rowing team’s first varsity eight share this week’s Shorewoman of the Week honor after defeating Wellesley to open the spring racing season Saturday.

The fifth-ranked Shorewomen hosted third-ranked Wellesley Saturday morning in a race featuring each team’s top two eights. In a course shortened to 1,500 meters due to a building crosswind and a snow squall, the Shorewomen’s first varsity eight finished in 6:37.04, while Wellesley’s top boat was second in 6:41.14.

Senior Christie Phebus (Trappe, Md./Easton) was the coxswain of the Shorewomen’s first varsity eight. Senior Kelly Bird (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) sat stroke, sophomore Madeleine Morrissette (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) was in the seven seat, senior Ashley Myles (Chester Springs, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) was in the six seat, senior Mickey Fili (Sparks, Md./Hereford) sat in the five seat, senior Taira Sullivan (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) was in the four seat, sophomore Jackie Creitz (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) sat in the three seat, senior Krystal Brostek (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) was in the two seat, and sophomore Hannah Sive (Glenville, N.Y./Niskayuna) was the bow.

Stephen Luck – Shoreman of the Week

Senior lacrosse player Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys’ Latin) is this week’s Shoreman of the Week. Luck scored four goals, including the overtime game-winner, in the Shoremen’s 8-7 win at Haverford Wednesday.

Luck scored a pair of goals in the game’s opening quarter. He then scored the game-tying goal with 1:40 remaining in regulation and the game-winner just 42 seconds into the extra session. He added another goal in a 10-7 win at Franklin & Marshall Saturday, the Shoremen’s first in Lancaster in eight years, as Washington improved to 3-0 in Centennial Conference play.

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Chestertown Blues Series Returns with the Nighthawks

March 30, 2015

The Eastern Shore Blues Society and the Garfield Center for the Arts are pleased to announce the return of the Chestertown Blues Series, beginning Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8 pm with a tribute concert in celebration of Muddy Waters’ 100th birthday featuring the Nighthawks and special guest, ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin.

The Nighthawks, known for their energetic, joyous live shows and infectious brand of blues and roots rock, consist of harmonica maestro Mark Wenner, guitar virtuoso Mark Bell, and a stellar rhythm section of bassist Johnny Castle, and drummer Mark Stutso. Bob Margolin played in the Muddy Waters band for seven years, and was also in the acclaimed film The Last Waltz with Waters.

Addition concerts include the “Master of the Telecaster,” guitarist Bill Kirchen on May 8 with his trio, followed by the hot young Delta blues band, Moreland and Arbuckle on June 12. Blue-eyed soul & R&B artist John Nemeth plays September 11, boogie-woogie pianist Deanna Bogart performs October 9, and back by popular demand, Damon Fowler rounds out the series on November 13.

Blues lovers are encouraged to purchase a subscription to the six concert series for $150. Single tickets are $30. Subscription tickets and tickets for individual shows are available on line at or by calling the box office at 410 810 2060.

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Volunteer for Project Clean Stream, April 11, 2015

March 30, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, 2015 The Sassafras River Association will again participate in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s annual Project Clean Stream, a multi-state volunteer effort to clean up local waterways and keep trash out of the Chesapeake Bay. This year, the Sassafras River Association will coordinate six sites in the Sassafras watershed, two in Cecil County and four in Kent County.

Last year, 72 volunteers gathered over 1500 pounds of trash, a dozen automobile tires, and over 100 plastic bottles.

Project Clean Stream is a chance to participate in a large-scale effort to beautify our waterways and natural spaces – one which has a measureable and immediate effect.

Volunteers are encouraged to call or email Sassafras Riverkeeper Capt. Emmett Duke at 410-275-1400, or

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Solar Options for Home and Community Will be Topic of Next Democratic Club Meeting

Democratic Club of Kent County
March 30, 2015

Solar Options for Home and Community will be Topic for Next Democratic Club Meeting on April 18, 2015 in the Yellow Building at Kent County Public Library.

If you were interested in understanding better the available options for going solar, then this is a must attend meeting. The Democratic Club has decided to focus their third Saturday meetings on programs of interest to a wide variety of people. The schedule begins with a brief business meting at 9:30, refreshments at 9:45 and the program beginning at 10:15.

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Executive Director of Common Cause Presents “Reclaiming Democracy: What Can Citizens Do” at LWV Annual Meeting

League of Women Voters
March 30, 2015

The League of Women Voters’ Annual meeting is on April 14th at Emmanuel Church at 12:00 for lunch (catered by the Fish Whistle), and 12:45 for the speaker. Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland, will speak on Reclaiming Democracy: What Citizens Can Do. Attendees may pay at the door for lunch or come later for the speech without charge. Reservations are required for both the lunch and the speaker. Please call 410-810-1883 to put your name on the list.

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