Saint Michaels Middle/High Announces Fall Productions

St. Michaels Middle High School Drama presents: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Act I and The Actor’s Nightmare, directed by Carol Reed and Daniel Smith.

Performances will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 7 pm, Friday, November 3rd at 7 pm, and Saturday, November 4th at 7 pm at the SMMHS Auditorium at 200 Seymour Ave. St. Michaels, MD 21663. Tickets are $5 students and $7 for adults.

About the Plays:

Reduced Shakespeare Abridged: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world. It quickly earned the title of London’s second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

The Actor’s Nightmare: An accountant named George finds himself inexplicably backstage one day. When he is confronted by the stage manager, it becomes apparent that he is the understudy for an actor who has apparently broken both his legs. The man must perform in his stead, but cannot remember attending any rehearsals or being an actor at all. To make matters worse, he is unable to get a straight answer as to what the play is. He attempts to improvise his lines; however, the play inconsistently shifts between scenes and in the final part of the play, the man is alarmed to learn that he is to play the part of Sir Thomas More – and the execution seems a bit too real for his liking.

Upcoming Programming at the Library in November

The Dance Begins by Robert T. Horvath

Children’s Programming

Easton

Young Gardeners Club sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club
Thursday November 2, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Festival of Trees
For grades 1-4. Pre-Registration required.

Story Time
Tuesdays, November 7 – December 5, 10:00 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

We Are Makers
Wednesday, November 8 & 15, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Create gadgets and gizmos with guided instruction and a fun-box full of supplies. For children 6 and older. Pre-Registration required.

S.T.E.A.M. Festival
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Paint with light, take a Virtual Reality field trip, meet live birds of prey and reptiles, enjoy light refreshments, music, and more! Festival made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Read with a Certified Therapy Dog.
Tuesday, November 21, 4:00 p.m. Bring a book or choose a library book and read with Janet Dickey and her dog Latte.

Sue Ellen Thompson

St. Michaels

Family Unplugged Games
Thursdays, November 2, 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to the library for an afternoon of board games and fun educational children’s games. For all ages (children 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

Story Time
Wednesdays, November 8 & 22, 10:30 a.m. For children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

Minecraft
Wednesdays, November 8 & 22, 3:30 p.m. Explore Minecraft on the library’s computers. For ages 5 and older.

Native American Culture Celebration
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. JoAnn Brown of Justamere Trading Post will share Native American artifacts, trivia, storytelling, and the opportunity to participate in crafts. Pre-Registration required. For all ages (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

Teen & Adult Programs

Easton

Knights of the Sky: the WWI Aviation Art of Robert T. Horvath
Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. Robert T. Horvath, whose paintings have hung in the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum among others, will discuss his art and the exploits of men who flew planes that were little better than kites with motors and machine guns attached. Five of Horvath’s paintings will be on display.

Stitching Time
Monday, November 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to work on their favorite project with a group. Limited instruction will be available for beginners. Newcomers welcome.

Marriage, Metaphor and Mortality: The Poetry of Jane Kenyon
Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. Local, Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Sue Ellen Thompson will discuss the relationship between Jane Kenyon’s tragically short life and her poetry. Thompson’s lectures are always well-thought-out, well-delivered, and immensely popular. This program is supported with funds from the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Robert Messick

The Long Walk Home
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. Local attorney Robert Messick talks about his 2,190 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine as a fundraiser for Easton’s Talbot Interfaith Shelter. Using a multi-media presentation, Messick will share the hardships and joys encountered while trekking across 14 states over rising and falling elevations that amounted to 16 ascents and descents of Mt. Everest.

Book Discussion: Dancing on My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland
Monday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

Teen Game Board Night
Thursday, November 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bring your own tabletop card and board games or use the library’s. For grades 6-12. Light refreshments.

St. Michaels

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework and tatting. Bring your coloring books, Zentangle pens, or anything else that fuels your passion for being creative.

Bay Hundred Chess
Wednesdays, November 8 & 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn and play the strategic game of chess. Beginners welcome.

Memoir Writers
Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Record and share your memories of life and family with a group of friendly, like-minded people. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. Pre-Registration required.

Coloring for Teens & Adults
Tuesday, November 14, 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring.

Book Arts for Teens & Adults
Monday, November 27, 3:30 p.m. Japanese Stab Binding Book

Tuesday Movie @ Noon
November 28: Due to licensing requirements, we cannot release the name of this thriller rated PG-13. Please call the library for the name of the film.

Note: All library programming is free and open to the public.

Contact: Scotti Oliver, telephone: 410-822-1626

Gunston Raises over $80,000 at the Bull & Oyster Roast

Freshman parent Chris Nittle and Headmaster John Lewis.

On Saturday, October 14, The Gunston School held its annual Bull & Oyster Roast & Alumni Reunion. Nearly 270 parents, trustees, alumni and friends gathered on TGS’s campus for this sold-out event to support the school in its largest fundraiser of the year.

The evening began with twelve teams competing in a Cornhole Tournament, while alumni, including the Class of 2007, reunited with their old classmates and teachers. Other guests mingled, enjoyed shucked and steamed oysters, and tried their luck on silent auction items that were generously donated by local businesses and Gunston families.

A new twist was added to the Live Auction this year—prior to the event, raffle tickets were sold for a chance at one of the ten Live Auction items. The items included vacations to Deep Creek, Jamaica, and Orlando, as well as a signed Paul Reed Smith guitar. The lucky winner was alum Cynthia (Rosasco) Latimer ’81. Although not present at this year’s event, Cindi is a long-time supporter of Gunston and regularly contributes to the auction through donations or auction bidding. “As an alumna I have a tender heart for the spirit of Gunston and respect for her past and for her future. Purchasing the raffle was a fun yet creative way to support Gunston.”

In keeping with tradition, the Live Auction was interrupted midway through for “Raise the Paddle.” Headmaster John Lewis announced that this year’s funded item was new sports equipment for the Heron House sports facility, that is currently under renovation.

All in all, the evening was a huge success, raising over $80,000, which will go towards supporting student programs. John Lewis commented, “The generosity of our parents and friends is truly extraordinary, and this generosity translates directly into a stronger educational program for all of our students.”

Local businesses were key to the success of this auction. Over 200 businesses, community members, and families from throughout the Eastern Shore and Annapolis donated items, and made financial contributions to this year’s fundraising event.

Gunston would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors— The Gunston School Board of Trustees, The Gladwood Foundation, Intown Management (Gigi & Steve Hershey), Ashley Insurance, IT Direct (Bess & Ralph Riddle), Karen & John Morrison, Ty & Dawn Barrett-Kennedy on behalf of the Arnold F. Baggins Foundation, Freestate and Son Insurance, ZIPS Dry Cleaning (Theresa & Bart Casiello), Gillespie and Son, and Gillespie Precast, Dogwood Acres (Audrey & Kurt Reighardt), Kent School, Peggy & John Christie, Mara & Walt Schmittinger, Lundenberg Builders, Peter & Elise Kunkel, John & Laurie Lewis, Atlantic Broadband, Impressive Printing, Trinity Floors, Radcliffe Creek School, Robert & Nancy Shoemaker—and, the Gunston Parents’ Association, Gunston’s faculty and staff, and the 2017 Bull & Oyster Roast Committee Chairs—Trish Rudolfs, Jill Meyerhoff, Colleen & Eric Silva, Karen Morrison, Karen Talbott, Trudy Schiwy, and Greta Umidi who worked tirelessly to create a spectacular evening.

Gunston parents (L-R): Colleen Moran-Silva, Beth Campbell and Trish Lucus.

On Saturday, October 14, The Gunston School held its annual Bull & Oyster Roast & Alumni Reunion. Nearly 270 parents, trustees, alumni and friends gathered on TGS’s campus for this sold-out event to support the school in its largest fundraiser of the year.

The evening began with twelve teams competing in a Cornhole Tournament, while alumni, including the Class of 2007, reunited with their old classmates and teachers. Other guests mingled, enjoyed shucked and steamed oysters, and tried their luck on silent auction items that were generously donated by local businesses and Gunston families.

A new twist was added to the Live Auction this year—prior to the event, raffle tickets were sold for a chance at one of the ten Live Auction items. The items included vacations to Deep Creek, Jamaica, and Orlando, as well as a signed Paul Reed Smith guitar. The lucky winner was alum Cynthia (Rosasco) Latimer ’81. Although not present at this year’s event, Cindi is a long-time supporter of Gunston and regularly contributes to the auction through donations or auction bidding. “As an alumna I have a tender heart for the spirit of Gunston and respect for her past and for her future. Purchasing the raffle was a fun yet creative way to support Gunston.”

In keeping with tradition, the Live Auction was interrupted midway through for “Raise the Paddle.” Headmaster John Lewis announced that this year’s funded item was new sports equipment for the Heron House sports facility, that is currently under renovation.

All in all, the evening was a huge success, raising over $80,000, which will go towards supporting student programs. John Lewis commented, “The generosity of our parents and friends is truly extraordinary, and this generosity translates directly into a stronger educational program for all of our students.”

Local businesses were key to the success of this auction. Over 200 businesses, community members, and families from throughout the Eastern Shore and Annapolis donated items, and made financial contributions to this year’s fundraising event.

Gunston would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors— The Gunston School Board of Trustees, The Gladwood Foundation, Intown Management (Gigi & Steve Hershey), Ashley Insurance, IT Direct (Bess & Ralph Riddle), Karen & John Morrison, Ty & Dawn Barrett-Kennedy on behalf of the Arnold F. Baggins Foundation, Freestate and Son Insurance, ZIPS Dry Cleaning (Theresa & Bart Casiello), Gillespie and Son & Gillespie Precast, Dogwood Acres (Audrey & Kurt Reighardt), Kent School, Peggy & John Christie, Mara & Walt Schmittinger, Lundenberg Builders, Peter & Elise Kunkel, John & Laurie Lewis, Atlantic Broadband, Impressive Printing, Trinity Floors, Radcliffe Creek School, Robert & Nancy Shoemaker—and, the Gunston Parents’ Association, Gunston’s faculty and staff, and the 2017 Bull & Oyster Roast Committee Chairs—Trish Rudolfs, Jill Meyerhoff, Colleen & Eric Silva, Karen Morrison, Karen Talbott, Trudy Schiwy, and Greta Umidi who worked tirelessly to create a spectacular evening.

Education Foundation Announces Advisory Board

The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural Advisory Board. The Foundation was formed in October of 2016 in partnership with the Mid-Shore Community FoundationIts mission is to engage and utilize community resources to provide Talbot County Public Schools students and teachers with otherwise unavailable enrichment opportunities that will enhance the TCPS educational experience and produce exceptional graduates. The Advisory Board includes the following distinguished members of our community, who share a commitment to supporting quality public education in Talbot County.

The TCPS Education Foundation Announces its first Advisory Board. L-R: F. Graham Lee; Rebecca Firth, Ph.D.; JoAnn Asparagus Murray; Juanita Hopkins; Richard Marks; Victoria Gomez Lozano; Patrick Fitzgerald, Chair; David Short; Laura P.Heikes, Vice Chair.

Rebecca Firth, Ph.D.
Former TCPS Parent
Retired Teacher and Learning Specialist

Patrick Fitzgerald, Chair
TCPS Alumnus
Partner, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A.

Laura P. Heikes, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President
Government and Community Relations Officer
Shore United Bank

Juanita Hopkins
TCPS alumnus and former parent
Attorney
Talbot County Board of Education Member

Susan Langfitt
TCPS Parent
Community Volunteer
Non-Profit Development Professional

F. Graham Lee
Former TCPS Parent
Vice President for Philanthropy, Shore Regional Health

Victoria Gomez Lozano
TCPS Parent
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

Richard Marks
Chief Executive Officer, Arbre Group Holding Corp.

JoAnn Asparagus Murray
Former TCPS Parent
Former Talbot County Board of Education Member
Magistrate, Caroline County Circuit Court

David Short, CPA
TCPS Parent
Former TCPS Board Member and PTO President
Managing Partner, Weaver Mavity Short Associates, LLC

Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald, Chair of the Advisory Board, addressed TCPS Employees at their Opening Day Celebration in August.   “I’m a product of Talbot County Public Schools, and I know the impact the school system had in shaping my future,” said Fitzgerald.  “I also know that providing high quality public education is vital to the sustainability and prosperity of our community, both now and in the future.”

Mr. Fitzgerald also outlined the accomplishments made by the Education Foundation since it was formed last fall.  This includes establishing the partnership with Mid-Shore Community Foundation, conducting a first “Year-End Appeal,” forming committees, launching the Honor A Teacher program, conducting a staff survey, and developing a grant application process.  To date, the Foundation has raised a total of $88,000, of which $77,000 are endowed funds, which will provide long term stability for the foundation and TCPS.

To learn more about supporting the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation contact Debbie Gardner, Coordinator of Public Relations and Special Programs at dgardner@tcps.k12.md.us or feel free to reach out to a member of the Advisory Board.

Gunston to Welcome Mary Evelyn Tucker for In Celebration of Books Program

On Friday, October 27, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author with Brian Swimme of Journey of the Universe (Yale UP, 2011) will be visiting Gunston for the fall installment of the school’s In Celebration of Books program. Journey of the Universe was the 2017 Gunston community summer read and focuses on the story of the universe as seen through the multiple lenses of scientific discovery and human insight.

The book has already been incorporated into Gunston’s tenth grade curriculum as part of its innovative History of Ideas course. “We’re delighted to have Dr. Tucker join us for In Celebration of Books,” says Headmaster John Lewis. “Journey of the Universe asks us to consider questions about our identities as human beings and our relationship with each other. Beyond that, it also asks us to think about our collective role in the development of the universe, which is ever-evolving.”

Lewis says that the integrative approach of Journey of the Universe is reflective of Gunston’s overarching mission, which strives to educate “ethically and environmentally minded scholars, citizens, and leaders for our globalized society.” Tucker’s visit, he notes, “will be an opportunity for the community to engage in deeper conversation about issues that ultimately impact the ways in which we think about sustainability.”

Journey of the Universe is a multimedia project developed by Tucker and evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme, with whom she has worked for some twenty-five years. In addition to the book, the project includes an Emmy award winning film, which was first broadcast on PBS and is now available on Amazon Prime. There is also a series of Journey Conversations that Tucker did with twenty scientists, historians, and environmentalists discussing the significance of this universe story, especially for ecological issues. For more information about the Journey of the Universe project, visit the website: www.journeyoftheuniverse.org

Dr. Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim.

Her keynote speech will be begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 27. The public is welcome to attend. After the keynote, Tucker will visit with tenth grade students in their History of Ideas classes.

Upcoming Programming at the Library October 31 to November 2

St. Michaels Library to Screen Movie

On Tuesday, October 31, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will show an award-winning film, rated PG, on the library’s big, professional screen.  For more information, including the name of the film, (which, due to licensing requirements, we cannot publicize here), please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Host Halloween Party

On Tuesday, October 31, 4:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library invites children aged 2 – 12 (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult) to wear their Halloween costume to the library where they will enjoy some scary and funny Halloween pop-up book stories, create slime, and eat a healthy fall snack.  All library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons do are required to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Diana Hastings, telephone: 410-745-5877

St. Michaels Library to Offer Arts & Crafts Program

On Thursday, November 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer an arts & crafts program featuring free instruction for knitting, beading, needlework, and tatting.  Patrons are invited to bring their coloring books, Zentangle pens, or anything else that fuels their passion for being creative.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Shauna Beulah, telephone: 410-745-5877

Legislators Weigh Recommendations to Expand Prekindergarten

The state’s income threshold for families to qualify for free prekindergarten should be increased by more than 60 percent, a state workgroup told a legislative panel this week.

A state House and Senate committee weighing universal schooling for 4-year-olds met on Tuesday and acknowledged the need for an increase in funding for the early education program statewide.

A workgroup formed to study universal access to prekindergarten was charged in April with presenting a report to the governor and the General Assembly by December.

Universal, high quality, full-day prekindergarten should be accessible to all 4-year-old children through a variety of programs and providers with a combination of public and private funding, the state’s education department, presenting the workgroup’s findings, told the panel on Tuesday.

The legislative committee also took into account a report published in January 2016 by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, a consulting firm in Colorado, that highlighted the need to offer more access to prekindergarten in Maryland and increase the number of high-quality spots available to serve 80 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds.

According to the Colorado firm’s data, 35.6 percent of 4-year-olds were enrolled in state prekindergarten in Maryland as of January 2016.

Maryland’s enrollment is similar to neighboring states’ — such as Delaware and Virginia, which have 5.6 percent enrollment and 17.7 percent enrollment respectively; however, other states have rates of prekindergarten enrollment greater than 70 percent, such as Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont.

Maryland currently mandates that each district provide at least a half day of free pre-K for 4-year-olds who are in households with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $45,510 for a family of four, according to Steven Hershkowitz of the Maryland State Education Association.

The income level qualification would be raised to 300 percent of the federal poverty level, or $73,800 for a family of four, over a period of at least 10 years if the workgroup’s recommendations are implemented.

The workgroup also suggests that funds flow through the state Department of Education and be distributed to school systems and community-based programs through a grant process.

The change would improve access for many families in the state who can’t afford a private provider, but also aren’t eligible for free programs.

Sen. Nancy King, D-Montgomery, the chair of the committee, said she supports expanding pre-kindergarten, but that funding will be a challenge.

“I’m definitely a believer in pre-k I’ll tell you that,” King said Tuesday. “Difference in abilities is outstanding, from someone who has had pre-k and someone who hasn’t. You wonder throughout the years who does catch up.”

On Thursday, Maryland’s Kirwin Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education is scheduled to discuss revising funding for state education, as well as consider the proposal for universal prekindergarten.

By Jess Feldman
Capital News Service

Upcoming Programming at the Library October 26

Ryan O’Grady

Easton Library to Hold Board Game Nights for Teens

On Thursday, October 26, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library will host a board game night for teens.  Teens are invited to bring their own tabletop card and board games or use the library’s to play games and socialize with one another.  This program is for grades 6 – 12.  Light refreshments will be served.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to participate in this program.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Laura Powell, telephone: 410-822-1626

Learn How to Spot Fake News at the Easton Library

In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year was “post-truth.”  It seems fake news is everywhere these days—which is why information literacy and media literacy are more important than ever.   On Thursday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Ryan O’Grady—a librarian with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center—will talk about the role, value, and power of information. This program will provide you with strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news.

O’Grady serves as the Deputy Manager in the State Library Resource Center at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.  His background centers on a combination of teaching, technology, media, and library experience.  Ryan holds Master’s Degrees in Instructional Technology from Towson University and in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland. Ryan’s role at Enoch Pratt allows him to work with a little bit of everything—from making connections with patrons to giving presentations at libraries across Maryland.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this lecture.  For more information, please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Contact: Sabine Simonson, telephone: 410-822-1626

Choptank Transport Joins Talbot Schools in Hurricane Relief Effort

Talbot County Public Schools, members of the community, and local employer Choptank Transport joined forces to deliver hope to some of the youngest victims of Hurricane Harvey.

In the aftermath of the devastating storm, Talbot County Public Schools Superintendent Kelly Griffith initiated a book drive to help J.C. Mitchell Elementary School.  J.C. Mitchell, which is in the Houston Independent School District and has an enrollment of 550 students, lost everything during the hurricane.  The students and staff were forced to delay the start of school while they relocated to a new building, having suffered a total loss of their school, books and supplies.

Harriet Mills and Kristi Mertaugh from Choptank Transport, join Charlene Gould, Executive Assistant and Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools as the final donations of books and supplies for J.C. Mitchell Elementary in Houston are loaded onto the tractor trailer provided by Choptank Transport.

TCPS launched a marketing campaign seeking the community’s support through monetary contributions in addition to books and supplies. They received significant donations of books and school supplies, along with cash donations totaling $5,410. Choptank Transport enthusiastically stepped up to provide the necessary transportation to deliver the donations.

“So many members of our staff wanted to do something to help,” explained Dr. Griffith as the last of the books and school supplies were being loaded onto the truck this week. “When they learned that J.C. Mitchell was in need of books for their children, the donations just started pouring in.  Families worked together to choose favorite titles so it was truly a team effort!”  TCPS also donated books and materials from the reading series that was replaced this year.

Choptank Transport, headquartered in Preston, Maryland donated their transportation services to get the books from Maryland to Texas. The company specializes in truckload freight, both temperature-controlled and dry van, as well as LTL (less-than-truckload), flatbed and intermodal services.

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the rebuilding of Houston after such a catastrophic disaster, especially when it helps the children in the area,’ said Choptank President and CEO Geoff Turner. “TCPS has done an amazing job gathering many needed books and we are glad to provide the transportation to get them down there.”

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers Receives Grant from Bryan Brothers Foundation

Bryan Brothers Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers as a 2017 grant recipient.

Critchlow Adkins receives the grant in memory of Conor David Nashold. Conor attended the Easton branch of Critchlow Adkins where he enjoyed all activities, especially playing outside on the playground equipment. Portions of the grant came at the request of the family who asked that donations be made to the Bryan Brothers Foundation in his memory.

“We are very proud to support Critchlow Adkins in memory of Conor as they support so many families and children on the Mid-Shore,” says Allen M. Bryan, Jr., Executive Director of the Bryan Brothers Foundation.

The CACC 2017 Summer Campsprovide campers the opportunity to engage in the fun and stimulation of all-day activities. The grant supportsprogramssuch as learning about local wildlife at Pickering Creek Environmental Center, identifying native plants on a walk at Adkins Arboretum and lunch at InJapan for a tasty lesson about different cultures. The campscreate a safe and inspiringlearning environment for local youth.

The Bryan Brothers “Building Dreams for Youth” Foundation’s mission is to help ensure that all children on the Mid-Shore have the opportunity to experience personal growth through participation in youth sports, recreation and development programs. Since its inception in 2003, the Bryan Brothers Foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in grants to support Shore Kids. The Foundation provides donors with the opportunity to support a broad range of worthwhile youth programs with their contributions. For more information, please call 410-819-3780 or call www.shorekids.org.