90.5 WKHS to Broadcast Rock Hall Fireworks Program “LIVE” BY WKHS ON JUNE 16, 2016

WKHS – 90.5FM
June 27, 2016

90.5 WKHS in coordination with the Town Of Rock Hall has agreed to broadcast the Rock Hall Fireworks Program Soundtrack live, for the fireworks show on Sunday July 3rd. The live FM broadcast will commence at 7 pm with patriotic music and live interviews from the harbor area in Rock Hall.

Residents, visitors and spectators will be able to tune into 90.5 WKHS and listen live as the fireworks are choreographed to the music. If for some reason you can’t be in Rock Hall, you can still enjoy all the fun and patriotism the music will bring by tuning into WKHS. Chris Singleton and his staff at WKHS, the Kent County High School radio station will coordinate with Mayor Brian Jones of Rock Hall to deliver a program that will set a trend for future community activities to be delivered by radio.

90.5 WKHS at Kent High School is your community public radio station, and during the summer while the students are off, WKHS is on the air evenings and weekends bringing you local personalities playing a variety of music genres guaranteed to pique your interest. You can hear the students again in the Fall when the student DJ’s are back on the air with new student programming at WKHS. When the students and community members aren’t here, WKHS simulcasts WXPN radio from the University of Pennsylvania. This arrangement helps to support WKHS from both a financial and a programming standpoint. If there is an area that is somehow missed with our local programming, WXPN is sure to fill that void.

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Unveiling of the Road Sign Honoring Henry Highland Garnet

June 25, 2016

PHOTO BY KEVIN HEMSTOCK: Members of the Henry Highland Garnet Dedication Committee and invited officials pose in front of a road sign that will mark Route 291 between Chestertown and Millington. The unveiling of the sign took place Saturday, June 25, at Henry Highland Garnett Elementary School in Chestertown. Following a ceremony in the school auditorium. Garnet was born near New Market, now called Chesterville, on a farm near the modern day location of the roadway. He escaped slavery as a child about 1824, and went on to become a prominent minister and abolitionist. He died in 1882, soon after being appointed as the ambassador to Liberia.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HEMSTOCK: Members of the Henry Highland Garnet Dedication Committee and invited officials pose in front of a road sign that will mark Route 291 between Chestertown and Millington.

The The unveiling of a road sign that will mark Route 291 between Chestertown and Millington honoring Henry Highland Garnet took place Saturday, June 25, at Henry Highland Garnett Elementary School in Chestertown. took place Saturday, June 25, at Henry Highland Garnett Elementary School in Chestertown.

Garnet was born near New Market, now called Chesterville, on a farm near the modern day location of the roadway. He escaped slavery as a child about 1824, and went on to become a prominent minister and abolitionist. He died in 1882, soon after being appointed as the ambassador to Liberia.

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Kent County Health Department is pleased to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach.

June 30th (Start Date)
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Kent County Health Department
125 S. Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, MD, 21620

Registration is open to adults who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Take the Risk Test here

Please spread the word and encourage your colleagues,clients, friends and family, to join…!

There is no fee for this program. For more information contact Rebecca at 410-778-2167, rebecca.rice@maryland.gov

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Have you been to a Mainstay Monday?

Mainstay
June 21, 2016

Mainstay Mondays
Monday June 27
7 – 8:30 pm $10
with Joe Holt, piano
and Featured Guest Rhonda Apple, vocalist

It’s another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night through the summer. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest.

Featured guest tonight is Rhonda Apple, a fine vocalist from Salisbury, MD. Rhonda sings the Great American Songbook and beyond, performing regularly (as “Apple and Britt”) at Aldopho’s on the Ocean, in Ocean City, MD.

Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner or a snack and a cash bar. This is an opportunity to see some of the region’s finest talent stretching their legs and working in a new setting. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30.

Mainstay Mondays will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Upcoming featured guest artists are Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser 7/4, Pam and Bob Ortiz 7/11, Roo Brown 7/18, Donato Soverio 7/25, Max Murray 8/1, The Midiri Brothers 8/8, Sue Matthews 8/15, Dick Durham 8/22, Geoff Gallante, 8/29 and Nevin Dawson 9/5.

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Parks and Recreation Pool and Swimming Information

Kent County Parks and Recreation
June 17, 2016

Public Swimming Pool Schedule (Weather Permitting)

Community Center Pool, Bayside Landing Pool, and Millington Pool Open Noon – 7 pm

~Community Center pool open daily

~Millington Pool open Tuesday through Sunday (Closed Monday)

~Bayside Landing Pool open Friday through Sunday (Closed Monday – Thursday)

~*Betterton Beach Lifeguards on duty Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm
*When lifeguards are not on duty at Betterton Beach, SWIMMING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. We are hopeful that in future years we will be able to provide daily coverage that includes weekdays. A seasonal concessions’ vendor will be on site on some weekday evenings and Sundays (and Saturdays when their schedule permits). More information about concessions and the schedule will be posted on a weekly basis at the bathhouse beginning the week of June 27th. For a list of Betterton Beach Rules and Regulations, please visit www.kentparksandrec.org/facilities3.php. For more information please call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org.

FREE ADMISSION to Millington Pool and Bayside Landing Pool!
Safety is our number one priority. At the discretion of lifeguards on duty, when maximum capacity limitations are reached, entry will be monitored and may result in limited entry. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation! See you at the pools!

Kent County Community Center Concession Stand
KCCC pool concession stand is open for the pool season! The concession stand will generally be open from 12-6:30 pm when the pool is open (weather permitting). Menu items include hotdogs, burgers, whole pizza, soft pretzels, nachos, mozzarella sticks, fries, assorted chips, ice cream, freeze pops, and drinks. For more information please see the attached menu or call the Kent County Parks and Recreation main line at 410-778-1948. We hope to see you soon!

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Sixteen Comprise Kent School’s Class of 2016

Kent School
June 16, 2016

On Friday, June 10 sixteen eighth grade students took the stage to become Kent School’s forty-seventh graduating class. Members of the Class of 2016 were joined by family, friends and students as they were recognized for the many accomplishments in academics, athletics and leadership roles. Chris Gorycki, Headmaster of Kent School addressed the graduates and, quoting the poem The Paradoxical Commandment by Dr. Keith A. Kent, challenged the graduates to rise above the judgements of others.

“ People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway. . .”

Gorycki’s remarks were followed by three student speeches. Amy Brookshire, Hadley Perez and Lisa Robinson each reflected on their years as Kent School students in different ways. Brookshire offered not a goodbye, but a hello to “the future that is about to be explored. We are embarking on an adventure that will be both exciting and difficult, but this is no ordinary class. The classmates behind me and I have proven throughout the years that we are a strong, determined family. If someone falls, we are there to catch him or her. We are ready for what is to unfold before us . . .”

Hadley Perez likened her Kent School journey to the stages of a butterfly’s development. She began with the egg stage and pre-school and finished with all the events leading up to “Your wings are finally all spread out, each with our own unique colors and patterns, It’s time. Time to be released to the world beyond what we have always known. . .Each stage prepared us and gave us the courage we have today to fly. To fly free, to fly confidently in the direction of our destiny.”

In the final student speech, Lisa Robinson referenced her class’s fourth grade Bay Studies field trip. “Just like in the swamp when you first enter it is easy, then once you get to the center of it all, you feel as if you’re in quicksand. Then you remember that you’re not alone and that all you have to do is ask for help. Surely someone will come to your aid.”

Several awards were presented at the ceremony. First, The Brian B. Kane Scholarship is presented to a seventh grade student who maintains a determined effort to produce quality school work. The selected recipient has an attitude that is helpful, cooperative and responsible. The 2016 Brian B. Kane Scholarship winner was Campbell Parkhurst.

Awards given to eighth grade students included the Americanism Award, The Joan C. Merriken award for Excellence in Literature and the Osprey Award. The Americanism Award was presented to Annaliesse Cantera for her exemplary citizenship. “This award places emphasis on qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.” Middle school teacher, Jim Landskroener presented the award on behalf of the Rock Hall American Legion Post 228.

The Joan C. Merriken Award for Excellence in Literature, named for Kent School’s founding Headmistress was presented by Mrs. Merriken’s daughter, Susan Haggerty. “The student receiving this award demonstrates a love of reading, an appreciation of and sensitivity to the writer’s art and an ability to respond to literature on an intellectual as well as an emotional level.” Amy Brookshire was the recipient of this award.

Finally, the Osprey Award, given in recognition of the student or students who best represent the positive qualities of leadership and excellence to the Kent School community. Their contribution to the school can take many forms: athletic, artistic, academic or personal. The 2016 Osprey Award winners were Sarah Bowyer and Peyton Taylor.

Headmaster, Chris Gorycki said “We are extraordinarily proud of each member of the Class of 2016 and we are confident they are prepared to meet success as they face new challenges. It is our sincere hope that these graduates and all Kent School alumni think of Kent School as their second home. They will always be welcome at the end of Wilkins Lane.”

Members of the Class of 2016 will be attending the following secondary schools: The Gunston School, Kent County High School, McDonogh School, Mercersberg Academy, Queen Anne’s County High School, St. Andrew’s School, and St. Mary’s High School.

Kent School is an independent school located in Chestertown serving children from pre-k through eighth grade. For more information about Kent School visit www.kentschool.org or call 410-778-4100 ext. 110.

Photo:  Pictured left to right seated: Grayson McKenzie, Annabelle Gillespie, Annaliesse Cantera, Payton Lord, Hadley Perez, Eileen Ashley, Sarah Bowyer, Amy Brookshire, Lisa Robinson  Standing left to right: Alex Wilson, Peyton Taylor, Spencer McKenzie, Joey Cerino, Nathan Brice, Tad Jacob, Giovanni Procaccini


Pictured left to right seated:
Grayson McKenzie, Annabelle Gillespie, Annaliesse Cantera, Payton Lord, Hadley Perez, Eileen Ashley, Sarah Bowyer, Amy Brookshire, Lisa Robinson
Standing left to right:
Alex Wilson, Peyton Taylor, Spencer McKenzie, Joey Cerino, Nathan Brice, Tad Jacob, Giovanni Procaccini – Contributed Photo

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