Photojournalist Heather R. Davidson present Photographs of Amish Communities at the Library

Kent County Public Library
April 1, 2015

Photojournalist Heather R. Davidson presents her collection of photography taken in Pennsylvania’s Amish communities.

Ms. Davidson’s photography, which often features life on and around the Chesapeake Bay, has appeared in more than 50 magazines and books. Several of her photographs have been displayed in the rotunda at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.

The Pennsylvania Amish
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – 11am
Chestertown Branch

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Defense Expert Speaks April 8, 2015 On Rise of China at Washington College

Washington College

U.S. Naval War College professor Thomas Mahnken will join a Washington College panel Wednesday, April 8, to discuss “The Rise of China and the Potential for a Cold War with the U.S.” Washington College senior Kevin Lair, whose senior thesis addresses the topic, will moderate. Participants also will include Andrew Oros, an associate professor of political science and international studies who specializes in East Asia.

The talk will take place in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Thomas Mahnken is Jerome Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security and professor of strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He worked as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning from 2006-2009, providing strategy advice within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served on the staff of the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel and the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Mahnken has authored several books, most recently Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945.

Kevin Lair is a senior at Washington College, where he is majoring in political science with a concentration in global business and minoring in economics and pre-law. He is currently interning as a legislative assistant to the House Republican Caucus in the Maryland General Assembly. He is co-president and a founding member of the Alexander Hamilton Society on campus and serves as the Eastern Shore Regional Director of the Maryland Federation of College Republicans.

This event is sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture at Washington College.

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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

About the Maryland Insurance Administration
The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency charged with regulating Maryland’s $28.5 billion insurance industry. For more information about the MIA, please visit or follow us on Facebook at or Twitter 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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