Fall Agility Classes Forming

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
September 2, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is sponsoring agility classes for beginner as well as for intermediate dog and handler teams. Agility is a wonderful way to build a bond with your dog and is simply great fun. Fees raised benefit Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue, and classes will be taught by Barbara Ellis.

BEGINNER AGILITY CLASS. This six-week class for beginning dogs and their handlers will focus on learning how to master basic agility obstacles such as jumps, the A-frame, tunnels, and the dog walk. We will practice individual obstacles and learn how to go over them in a series. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace, and running is completely optional! (Walking a course slowly requires great concentration from your dog, and builds a wonderful, close bond.) The class stresses building a bond and working as a team with your dog. We will also learn basic handling skills and practice some fun manners-training games.

INTERMEDIATE AGILITY CLASS. This six-week class is for dogs and their handlers who have already learned the basic obstacles. In addition to continuing to improve off-leash handling skills, we will begin learning teeter-totter, weave poles, and the chute or collapsed tunnel.

WHEN: Saturdays for six weeks: Beginner class begins at 9:00 a.m., intermediate class begins at 10:30 a.m. Dates are September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25. Classes last for 1 hour. If any classes are called by rain, we’ll make them up on Thursdays at the end of the session.

WHERE: Victory Farm, Chestertown, Maryland. Use the side entrance on Stockton Start Road. E-mail Barbra for directions. We have a fully fenced field to practice in!

COST: $120 for six weeks. $200 for two dogs with one handler. Proceeds benefit Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.

For more information, e-mail Barbara at bwe@fast.net or hackberrypoint@gmail.com. Or call her at 410-778-6107

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Public’s Help Sought in Search for Missing Teen – Walk off from Kent Youth

Maryland State Police Press Release
09/02/2014 14:01


(CHESTERTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a critically missing teenager who walked off from an Eastern Shore youth counseling facility last week.

The youth is identified as Hunter C. Lemp, 17, who is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 175 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and black pants. Lemp has family in Parsonsburg and Mardela Springs, Md. He may attempt to contact family members in either location.

On the morning of August 28, 2014, Maryland State Police from the Centreville Barrack were dispatched to Kent Youth Inc., in the 7500-block of Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, Md., for a report of a missing person. Troopers were told Lemp had apparently walked off from the facility and was last seen about 5:30 a.m. that day.

Troopers conducted a search for Lemp and entered his description as a missing person in law enforcement databases. His information was provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the region. The Eastern Shore Information Center also issued a lookout to police departments.

The initial search failed to locate Lemp and police have developed no leads throughout the past weekend. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are now involved in coordinating the ongoing search and investigation. The Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit has been notified and is providing assistance.

Lemp is not wanted for or charged with any crime. His family and State Police are concerned about his welfare. Anyone with information about Lemp or who may have seen someone matching his description, is urged to contact State Police immediately at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101 x7.

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Washington College Soccer Forward Chris Lewandowski Named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Washington College Athletics
September 2, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. — Washington College sophomore forward Chris Lewandowski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) has been named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer for the week ending August 31st.

Lewandowski scored a pair of goals in the Shoremen’s season-opening 3-1 win over Gwynedd Mercy Friday. He snapped a 1-1 tie at the 24:50 mark to put the Shoremen ahead for good at 2-1, just 2:27 after Gwynedd Mercy had evened the score. Lewandowski then added the insurance goal on a penalty kick with 2:19 left in the contest to put the Shoremen ahead by two. He scored his two goals on three shots.

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Washington College Field Hockey Goalie Sadie Robertson Named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week

Washington College Athletics
September 2, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. — Washington College junior goalie Sadie Robertson (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) has been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week for field hockey for the week ending August 31st.

After two years as a field player, Robertson made her collegiate goalie debut in the Shorewomen’s season-opening 2-0 shutout of Ithaca Saturday. She recorded three saves in the victory.

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Battle of Caulk’s Field

August 31, 2014

Two hundred years ago the British lost a battle during the War of 1812. It was a week after the Burning of Washington. Early in the morning of August 31, 1814 Capt. Sir Peter Parker, commander of the frigate HM Menelaus, moved toward militia camp near the town of Belle Aire (now Fairlee). The moon was full and he had a slave to guide him. Parker was an English Baronet and an up and rising political figure who was just short of his 30th birthday.

The militia leader Lt. Col. Philip Reed had advance information that Parker’s unit was marching and they meet in battle.

The American militia won a victory with only 3 wounded. The British had at least 25 killed, wounded or missing. Fourteen British soldiers and sailors, including Parker, and 13-year-old midshipman John T. Sandes, were killed. All other than Sir Peter Parker, who was carried back to England in a barrel of Rum, and Sandes, whose family brought his remains home, are buried in unmarked graves at Caulk’s Field.

Two weeks later Francis Scott Key would view the battle of Fort McHenry and write the poem that would become The Star Spangled Banner.

Photos: ©2014 Steven G. Atkinson and ShoreToBeFun.com/Photographs

More Photographs from the weekend can be seen at ShoreToBeFun.com/Photographs
Misc. Photographs of the 200th Anniversary
Flag Raising and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Battle Re-enactment

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2014 KCHS Football Season Opens at Home on September 5th

September 2, 2014

It’s almost time for Friday Night Lights!!!

The 2014 season opens for Kent County High School Football on September 5th with a home game against Colonel Richardson High School. Kick-off at 6:30.

Half-time show by the Brigade of Blue, the High School Band.

Photos by Steven G. Atkinson are from the Scrimmage played on August 29, 2014.

KCHS Football 2014 Schedule:
Fri 9/05/14 – 6:30PM – Vs. Colonel Richardson High School
Fri 9/12/14 – 7:00PM – @ Cambridge S Dorchester High School
Fri 9/19/14 – 6:30PM – @ Easton High School
Fri 9/26/14 – 6:30PM – Vs. North Caroline High School
Fri 10/03/14 – 6:30PM – Vs. Snow Hill High School
Sat 10/11/14 – 1:30PM – Vs. Parkside High School (Homecoming)
Fri 10/17/14 – 7:00PM – @ Queen Annes County High School
Fri 10/24/14 – 6:30PM – Vs. Washington High School
Thu 10/30/14 – 7:00PM – @ Arcadia High School
Fri 11/07/14 – 7:00PM – @ North East High School

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