Weekly Wine Tastings are Back at Osprey Point

Osprey Point
May 2016

Weekly Wine Tastings
are Back!

6pm Every Thursday

May-September for $15/person

5th California Napa
12th California Sonoma
19th Oregon
26th Washington

2nd Crow Vineyard (Local MD Vineyard)
9th Italy Tuscany
16th Italy Sicily
23rd Italy Piedmont
30th Italy Mixed

7th France Rhone
14th France Loire/Beaujolais
21st France Burgundy
28th France Bordeaux

4th Argentina
11th Chile
18th Spain
25th Portugal

1st Australia
8th New Zealand
15th South Africa
22nd Sparkling
29th Germany

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Tom Finnegan ’65 Selected for MAC Hall of Fame

Washington College Athletics
May 3, 2016

Former stand-out Washington College student-athlete and long-time coach and professor Tom Finnegan ’65 has been selected for enshrinement in the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame as part of its 2016 induction class.

Finnegan had an outstanding career as both a student-athlete and coach at the College. A transfer from Seton Hall, Finnegan averaged an astounding 29.5 points per game for the Shoremen, piling up 1,109 points in just two seasons. He scored a school-record 51 points in a game against Stevens Tech and was an Honorable Mention All-American both seasons. Finnegan also earned Mason-Dixon and All-MAC honors during his two seasons of baseball, ran cross country as a junior, and was the men’s soccer team’s starting goalie as a senior.

Finnegan returned to Washington College in 1970 as the head basketball coach, a position he held until the 2000-2001 season. He compiled a career record of 378-325, leading the Shoremen to NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 1984, 1986, 1989, and 1990, which culminated in a third-place finish in 1990. He also spent one season as the baseball coach, 11 seasons as the mens tennis coach, and four seasons as the women’s tennis coach. He continued to serve as a professor of physical education at the College until his retirement last spring.

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Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center’s Open House – May 7, 2016

Dear friends,

On behalf of Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating our Open House on Saturday, May 7th 2016 10:00AM until 4:00PM.

The event will include exhibits and presentations by Marc and Ken Castelli, music by Tom McHugh, exhibits and displays of historic boats and related artifacts, as well as local seafood and beverages, including beer and wine.

As you know, Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center is working hard to be a positive force for the children and community members in Rock Hall.

We invite you to join our activities at our Open House to show your support for the value of community involvement in making Rock Hall an even better place to live. The Mission of Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret boats and other objects related to the history of boating, sailing and working vessels in Rock Hall, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay to enhance learning, understanding and appreciation of the contributions of these vessels and builders.

Duly, we provide a facility that exhibits the heritage, lifestyle and product of those that have given, crafted with their hands, grown and harvested on the water and in the field.

We are a Maryland Nonprofit Organization and operate as a 501(C)3 under the Mid-shore Community Foundation.

Thank you for your service in helping us make a difference in Rock Hall.

On Behalf of the Officers and Board
Captain Scratch Ashley
Chief Operations Officer
Thank you,
Board of Directors Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center
Captain William Merritt “Scratch” Ashley
Steve Atkinson
Linda Davis
Mark Einstein
Robin Wood Kurowski
Liz Smith
Mary Sue Willis

Photo by SG Atkinson: Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center

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Infinity Recycling, Inc. Announces Earth Day “Guess the Weight” Winners

Infinity Recycling, Inc.
May 3, 2016

It was a cool day, cloudy with a bit of light rain to start. The rain stopped and the sun shone briefly and then it began with a light rain which got a bit heavier around 11:30 and people began to leave followed by many vendors. There were about 20-25 guesses per contest, a low number, about half of the usual.

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We had three bales and a box of fishing lures that were collected off a beach near Tolchester in one year. 168 lures and the closest guess was 177 won by Doug Gates, just 9 off. The high guess was 500 by Hailey and the low guess was 72 by David L.

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The cardboard bale weighed 1403# and was won by Brandon Parks with a guess of 1350#, just 53# off. The high guess was 4000# by Ally Dell and the low was 95# by Lauren Gibson.

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The aluminum can bale weighed 595# and was won by Barbara Creegan with a guess of 616#, just 21# off. Barbara also guessed the winning weight of our shredded paper bale in 2014, but she tied with four others and was eliminated in the blind draw. It’s good to put down an odd number to avoid those frustrating ties. The high guess was 7836# by Sie and the low guess was 140# by Lauren Gibson.

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The bales of those big, plastic, poly, woven bags was 962# and was won by Brandon Parks with a guess of 875#, 87# off. This was the second contest that Brandon won today; obviously his lucky day! The high guess was 5025# by Kathy Smith and the low guess was 350# by both Ben Sabean and by Catrina..

Our gift certificates were donated by Procolino’s, Evergrain!, Play It Again, Sam, and Lemon Leaf.”

Photos by SG Atkinson

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Environmental Series Presents Chasing Ice – Thursday May 5, 2016

Chestertown Environmental Series
May 3, 2016

Acclaimed nature photographer and scientist James Balog was a climate change skeptic, until he was sent to in the Arctic on a National Geographic assignment. Chasing Ice is the story of his Extreme Ice Survey team on repeated brave and risky missions to Greenland, Iceland and Alaska to gather evidence of the changing planet through revolutionary time-lapse cameras.

The Emmy award winning documentary debuted in 2013, and has since been screened on all 7 continents. The videos of Arctic landscape compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear – going from snow-covered vistas to utterly bare ground. One iceberg calves a chunk the size of lower Manhattan.

As Roger Ebert said in his 3 star review, “Did some of that melting ice later visit Manhattan in the form of Hurricane Sandy? Does melting ice cause a rise in sea level?”

The Chestertown Environmental Series lectures and films are free and open to the public. They are held the first Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm at Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen St. The series is curated by Margo Bailey, and is sponsored by the Town of Chestertown. For more information, go to www.chestertown.com/environment.

Chasing Ice image

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History Happy Hour on First Friday – Learn about Emmanuel Church

Historical Society of Kent County
May 2, 2016

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Emmanuel Church Chester Parish celebrates its Sestercentennial, marking 250 years since the formation of Chester Parish and the laying of the cornerstone for its present church building.

From the beginning of the 18th century to the present, Emmanuel Church and Chestertown have shared a common history. Soon after the founding of Chestertown in 1706, a wooden chapel was built in town for Anglican worship. In 1720, after that wooden structure burned down, a brick chapel was built to replace it. In 1767, a third structure was erected, two stories tall, on a stone foundation reusing bricks from the earlier chapel. It had two tiers of clear glass windows. In 1880, the church underwent extensive remodeling. The gallery was removed, and the roof was lowered twelve feet (in one piece!). The clear windows were replaced with stained glass, beginning a parade of magnificent stained glass windows that reflects the history both of Emmanuel Church and Chestertown. Ranging from geometric windows out of a mail-order catalog (four of which still remain) to a spectacular rendering of the Good Shepherd by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the panoply of Emmanuel’s stained glass windows spans centuries of local history.

Ron Abler retired from the U.S. Navy in 1987, having served as a helicopter pilot, Professor of Naval Science, and the Navy’s Program Manager for Office Automation. He was a founding partner of AOM Associates, a software development company in Alexandria, Virginia, and later served as the Standards Engineer with the Presidential Helicopter Team at NAS Patuxent River. He has published in the fields of correspondence management, software design, marine biology, aeronautical engineering, and numismatics. He moved to Chestertown from Southern Maryland during the town’s Tricentennial celebration and soon became interested in the history of Emmanuel and Chestertown.

Join us for History Happy Hour, May 6, 2016 at the Bordley History Center, 301 High Street and learn more about historic Emmanuel Church. Remember arrive before 4PM to be certain to get a seat.

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