Historical Society announces a special lecture, “Hot Air and Hubris: Baseball and the Rural Culture of the Eastern Shore”

Historical Society of Kent County
October 11, 2017

The Historical Society is pleased to announce a special lecture, “Hot Air and Hubris: Baseball and the Rural Culture of the Eastern Shore”, that will coordinate with our window exhibit “When Hometown Baseball Was King.” on Friday, October 20th, 2017, 5 P.M. at Bordley Building.

Marty Payne and Donnie Davidson, both representing the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame, will be with us to discuss baseball and just what it means to this area. The talk will focus on how technology brought baseball to the Eastern Shore, the social and economic impact that this had on the region, and the quality of players and teams.

Mr. Payne is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and has presented his findings to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Davidson is one of the premier collectors of Eastern Shore baseball historical items and is the historian for the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame.

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State Police on Overturn Truck on 213

MD State Police
October 11, 2017

CASE# 17-MSP-042895
DATE& TIME: 10/10/17 @ 8:53 AM
LOCATION: Maryland Route 213 at Fey Road, Kingstown, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

VEHICLE #1: 1999 GMC Pick-up Truck
OPERATOR: Edward Paul Stammer, 59 years old, Chestertown, MD

VEHICLE #2: 1998 Peterbilt 3 axle Farm / Dump Truck (GVW 52,000 lbs)
OPERATOR: Jeffery Lee Harris, 43 year old, Chestertown, MD

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at approximately 8:53 AM, troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police- Centreville Barrack responded to Maryland Route 213 at Fey Road, Kingstown, Queen Anne’s County in reference to a motor vehicle collision involving a GMC Pick-Up and an overturned (3) axle farm truck hauling fertilizer (50,000 lbs.) Preliminary investigation, according to witnesses and scene evidence revealed the GMC was traveling southbound on Rt.213, when for unknown reason(s) the vehicle traveled across the solid yellow line into the northbound lane and exited the roadway. Subsequently, the GMC re-entered the northbound lane and collided with the passenger side rear of the farm truck causing it to overturn. This caused the farm truck to lose its entire load of fertilizer and fuel (Haz-Mat) across all lanes of travel. Due to the large amount of debris clean up, State Highway Administration (SHA) responded to close the roadway and re-direct traffic for approximately (11) hours. Driver-Stammer was flown by MSP Trooper 1 to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma for precautionary, non-life threatening injuries. Driver-Harris was not injured in the collision. The investigation into the cause of the collision is on-going. All events occurred in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland


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Kent School to Host Empty Bowls Benefit – November 3, 2017

Kent School
October 11, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Kent School is hosting an Empty Bowls event to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. The event is open to the public. While admission is free, guests may enjoy a variety of homemade soups and breads with the purchase of a student-made ceramic bowl. Each bowl is $10. The soup dinner will be held in the M.V. “Mike” Williams Gymnasium. All proceeds from the sale of the bowls will go the Kent County Food Pantry. This event is a collaboration between the Kent School’s Art Department and the Student Government Association.

Since the start of this academic year, art classes have been devoted to ceramics. As a result, every student at Kent School from Preschool through Grade Eight, has made at least one ceramic bowl. Kent School’s art teacher, Pat Parkhurst said, “This is the second year completing the Empty Bowls project with our students. It is a great example of our School’s mission in practice. The students’ work is not only artistically excellent, they are all practicing moral excellence by offering their pieces to support the Kent County Food Pantry.” Parkhurst continued, “It is gratifying on so many levels. When the students see their work evolve from a mound of gray clay to a fully glazed and fired piece featuring their own personal design elements, the sense of accomplishment is very fulfilling.”

Photo: Middle School Students proudly displaying their ceramic bowls which will be for sale at the November 3 Empty Bowls Event at Kent School

Middle School Students proudly displaying their ceramic bowls which will be for sale at the November 3 Empty Bowls Event at Kent School – Contributed Photo

Susan Basener, the Board President of the Kent County Food Pantry said, “Kent School donated all proceeds of their 2016 Empty Bowls event to the community food pantry. Their large donation was enough to purchase food for over forty families for a week.” Basener continued, “This meaningful event not only supported the work of the Pantry, but it also provided an authentic learning experience for every student. Artistic expression, thoughtful reflection and an understanding of local hunger were integrated into an experience the students will likely remember.”

Kent School students have a long-term, ongoing relationship with the Kent County Food Pantry. Each year the Student Government Association (SGA) at Kent School leads charitable activities in support of the Kent County Food Pantry. The students coordinate food drives throughout the year. Parkhurst continued, “The partnership between SGA and the Art Department is a natural fit. This is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate a concentrated art unit with a student-led community service program. It has been an ambitious project for them, but a very satisfying and meaningful learning experience for all of us.”

To make a reservation for Kent School’s Empty Bowls event email rsvp@kentschool.org. For more information, visit www.kentschool.org or call 410-778-4100 ext. 110. Kent School, located in historic Chestertown, MD is an independent day school serving girls and boys from Preschool through Grade 8. The School’s mission is to guide its students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The School’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world.

Editor’s Note:
Unrelated to Empty Bowls, but I wanted to put a shout out to the Staff and Student of Kent School for the fantastic work they did to turn the old bank in Chestertown into “Gringotts Wizarding Bank for the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival this past weekend, August 7, 2017.

Kent School's Gringotts Wizarding Bank during the Harry Potter Festival - Photo: SG Atkinson

Kent School’s Gringotts Wizarding Bank during the Harry Potter Festival – Photo: SG Atkinson

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Maryland State Police Investigate Stabbing In Queen Anne’s County

MD State Police
October 10, 2017 – (QUEENSTOWN, Md.)

Maryland State Police are investigating a stabbing that was reported Monday in Queen Anne’s County.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the Centreville Barrack received a 911 emergency call regarding a person who had been stabbed multiple times at a residence in the 100 block of Taylors Road in Queenstown. Investigators then met with the victim, who had been transported to University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

The victim, who was being discharged from the hospital, told investigators a male arrived at the residence and demanded someone come out to meet him. The victim went outside and confronted the person, who was described as African-American with shoulder-length dreadlocks.

According to investigators, a physical altercation ensued, at which time the victim was hit several times in the head and mouth and was bit in his upper right arm. The victim said the subject displayed what appeared to be a small pocket knife and began stabbing him on the left side of his upper body.

The victim said that once the fight stopped, the subject sped off in what was described as a black or dark blue two-door vehicle that turned left at the stop sign. Although there were several people in the residence, none of them could provide any assistance with identifying the unknown subject.

Investigators have yet to determine an identification for the person responsible for the stabbing. The investigation will continue.


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Olivia Auer & Alex Kincaid are Shorewoman and Shoreman of the Week

Washington College Athletics
October 10, 2017

Olivia Auer – Shorewoman of the Week

Junior field hockey player Olivia Auer (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) is this week’s Shorewoman of the Week. Auer scored two goals, including an overtime game-winner, and assisted on another in a 2-0 week for the Shorewomen.

Auer scored one goal and assisted on another in a 5-0 win over Swarthmore Wednesday. She then scored the game-winner with 4:43 left in the first overtime in a 3-2 win at Dickinson Saturday.

Alex Kincaid – Shoreman of the Week

Junior men’s rowing coxswain Alex Kincaid (Bowie, Md./DeMatha) is this week’s Shoreman of the Week. Kincaid coxed the Shoremen’s top four and top eight – both of which finished in the top half of their respective races – at the Occoquan Challenge Sunday.

The Shoremen’s top finishing eight placed fifth of 13 boats in the open eight in 14:50.26. Their top finishing four was sixth of 16 boats in 16:25.93.

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Trooper Involved Collision in Cecil County

MD State Police
October 9, 2017

Maryland State Police North East Barrack investigated a motor vehicle collision that occurred when a trooper’s patrol car collided with another motorist at an intersection in Elkton, Cecil County.

The trooper involved is identified as Trooper Philippi, a two-year veteran of the Maryland State Police assigned to the Centreville Barrack. Trooper Philippi was transported to Union Hospital where he is being treated for minor non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle involved is identified as Mr. Jonah Taylor, 23, of Fort Edwards, NY. Mr. Taylor was not injured and remained on the scene.

Preliminary investigation reveals that on October 9, 2017 at approximately 1:04 PM, Trooper Philippi was operating a 2011 marked Maryland State Police Ford Crown Victoria and traveling southbound on MD 279 approaching MD 213. Mr. Taylor was operating a 2012 beige Chevrolet Cruze and was traveling northbound on MD 279 approaching the intersection at MD 213. Trooper Philippi was attempting to make a left turn onto southbound MD 213 as he and Mr. Taylor simultaneously entered the intersection. Subsequently, Mr. Taylor collided into the passenger side of Trooper Philippi’s patrol vehicle.

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