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Treasure Chest In Oxford Opens Third Season Under New Management

Located at 214 North Morris Street, The Treasure Chest is a small gift shop  featuring local and artisanal treasures.  This year the shop will be owned and operated by local artist, Joan Nubie.  Joan is fondly known by many as Joan’s Gems, her business she has operated for 11 years, which features her jewelry and wire art.  Joan’s Gems has a presence for many years at local Farmers Markets and craft shows.

“Having the opportunity to take over The Treasure Chest allows me to keep a presence in the Oxford area, which is special to me, as well as expand and diversify my current business,” says Joan.  Joan is not a new face to the business.  She has been involved with The Treasure Chest since its inception in 2011.  Local business owner, Susan Campbell, started the small shop to serve as an outlet and visitors center in the Town.  Susan states, “When I first came up to the idea to open I contacted Joan because she was such a talent and I knew she would bring a lot to the venture.  After the first two years it was an obvious time to have her to take over and expand its operation in order to diversify her portfolio of talents.”

Offerings will, of course, include jewelry by Joan’s Gems – as well as artwork by local artists, stained glass by Endless Creations in Glass, Oxford memorabilia, soaps made in Maryland, embroidered nautical-themed hand towels and baby items, Tervis tumblers, Skipper Bags, and other select items.

The season will kick off with an Open House on Friday, April 12, from Noon to 4 pm and all are welcome to stop in.  Also, on Oxford Day, visitors are encouraged to stop in for a drawing of a gift basket and Oxford Jacket that will be given away that Day.

Spring and summer hours for the The Treasure Chest are Wednesday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed Tuesday). Inquiries are welcome at 410-924-8817 and treasurechestofoxford@gmail.com.

 

Tidewater-Easton Rotary Club Hosts “Grow a Tree” Fundraiser

Tidewater-Easton Rotary Club Hosts “Grow a Tree” Fundraiser
Proceeds to benefit community service initiatives on the MidShore.

November 29, 2012 – The Rotary Club of Tidewater-Easton is sponsoring the inaugural “Grow a Tree” Fundraiser now through December 31st.  Building on Rotary International’s initiative to plant a tree for every Rotarian worldwide, the Tidewater-Easton Club will be selling and planting trees across the MidShore region.

 Trees available include Black Gum, Dogwood, Fringe Trees, Hackberry, Sycamore and Yoshino Cherry. Each tree is priced at $50.00, which includes delivery and planting by Rotary club members. Participants have the option to purchase a tree for their own property or have their tree planted on pre-determined non-profit organization or public grounds. Details about each species and their ideal growing conditions along with purchasing information can be found online at www.tidewaterrotary.org.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the community service work of the Tidewater-Easton Club, which has included support of Easton Elementary Care-Packs Program, Page Turners, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Camp Fairlee Manor, and Pennies for Polio in the past year.

“Our club is excited to launch this new fundraiser that supports green space in our area and also raises funds allowing us to continue making an impact on our community,” comments Brian Gearhart, Club Fundraising Chair. “These trees can also be used to meet state critical area requirements and also replace those lost in recent storms.”

“We look forward to this new initiative and engaging the community in the work of Rotary,” said Harry Rieck, the club’s president.

Trees will be sold and planted through December 31st.  Trees can be purchased online at www.tidewaterrotary.org and additional questions may be directed to Sandy Hale at 410-714-1005.

About the Tidewater – Easton Rotary Club

Founded and chartered in 2011, The Tidewater – Easton Rotary Club is the newest Rotary Club on the Eastern Shore and is comprised of professional men and women committed to the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self.”  They are part of a global network of more than 1.2 million volunteers that are changing lives in their own communities and around the world. The Tidewater-Easton club meets on Thursdays at 7:15am at the Comfort Inn in Easton. All are welcome. For more information about the Tidewater Club, please visit www.facebook.com/TidewaterRotary or e-mail tidewaterrotary@gmail.com. To learn more about other area Rotary clubs and their meeting schedules, visit www.rotarydistrict7630.org.