Talbot Historial Society Project Rewind: Goes By Train or Boat but Where?

Recently scanned in this Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo and would love to know where this is? Maybe our Railroad experts can help us with the identification? Southern is printed on the side of the cars so maybe the Norfolk area?

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The Quakers of Third Haven Plan Two More Family Fun Nights this Summer

Emboldened by the success of their inaugural Family Fun Night in June, the Quakers of Third Haven Friends Meeting have scheduled two more.

“Everybody had so much fun our first time out,” said Jeanne Halpin of Third Haven, “that deciding to host more Family Fun Nights was a no-brainer.”

Everyone is invited to Easton’s Idlewild Park to enjoy fried chicken, iced tea and lemonade, courtesy of the Quakers. Bring whatever side dishes and desserts you like to complete a picnic supper for you and your family.

“We want parents and their kids to come together and play games, get outdoors, run around without electronics, work together to achieve common goals, exercise and have fun,” said Pete Howell of Third Haven. “We’ll have games and races galore, including capture the flag, toss the chicken, cooperative volleyball, a three-legged race, an egg and spoon race and a wheelbarrow race.

And if racing sounds too strenuous for you, we’ll also have cornhole and ring toss. And anyone, no matter how lazy, can toss and catch a water balloon. And if you can still swivel your hips, we’ll even have hula hoops.”

Third Haven’s Family Fun Nights are scheduled for Thursday, July 27, and Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. No rain dates are planned because the Quakers have arranged for lovely weather. For more information, contact Pete Howell at piratepete@goeaston.net or 410-924-5752.

Good News? Forbes Labels Talbot County the “New Hamptons”

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The Talbot County Garden Club Installs its New Officers

The Talbot County Garden Club is proud to announce its new team of officers that were installed on June 27th, 2017.  This year in particular is very special for the Club and all of its members as it is the Club’s Centennial Celebration.

The Garden Club’s Board includes chairs from its key committees and the recently installed Executive Board includes:  Pamela Keeton as president, Rita Osgood as vice president, Ann Ashby as treasurer, Lucy Spiegel as recording secretary, Meg van den Berg as corresponding secretary, Peggy Hegwood as parliamentarian and Mary Louise Maechling as member at large.

Talbot County Garden Club’s new officers installed on June 27th 2017 from L-R – Peggy Hegwood, Parliamentarian, Peggy Hegwood; President, Pamela Keeton; Corresponding Secretary, Meg van den Berg; Recording Secretary, Lucy Spiegel; Treasurer, Ann Ashby; Vice President, Rita Osgood and Member at Large, Mary Louise Maechling (Photo Credit by Marsie Hawkinson)

As the Club celebrates its Centennial and looks forward to its next 100 years, this new Executive Board is well positioned for its leadership role.   The executive team comes to the table with a range of senior leadership experience in Finance, Healthcare, Journalism/Television, the Arts, and the Military; as well dozens of years of board experience.

“This Executive Board is a very talented and strong group of women.  They all come to the table with career experience that enhances their role on the Board.    Our new Board will do an amazing job at jumpstarting the next century for Talbot County Garden Club”, said Mary Louise Maechling, immediate past president.

About the Talbot County Garden Club

The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening, fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural resources.  Noteworthy projects include maintaining the grounds of the Talbot Historical Society, Talbot County Courthouse, Talbot County Free Library, the fountain and children’s gardens at Idlewild Park and numerous other gardens and activities.  There are currently a total of 101 active, associate and honorary members.

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Makes It to the Regatta Party

H. Robins Hollyday took lots of photos of people having fun on boats! This one from his Collection at the Talbot Historical Society is titled, “Regatta party on a fishing boat.” Perfect photo for this hot weather! Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catching the Steamboat in Oxford

Project Rewind-Talbot County: Enjoy this Talbot Historical Society Collection c1890-1919 image of the Oxford, Maryland steamboat Wharf on the Tred Avon River. Wish it had been preserved! Very special!

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Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association Turns 40

Members of the Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association recently celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the founding of their club with cocktails and dinner at the Annapolis Yacht Club. The organization started with a rendezvous of eight boats on the Rhode River in 1977 and now has a membership of 92. While a majority of the boats are concentrated on the Chesapeake Bay, the organization has expanded to include Hinckley sailors on the East, West and Gulf Coasts, the Great Lakes, Canada, Australia, Singapore and the Netherlands.

Commodore Pat Cooper, of St. Michaels, highlighted accomplishments of club members over the last four decades including the 17-year circumnavigation by Edythe and Dick Gantt, the winning of the St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy in 2014 by Connie and Michael Cone, and the seven years of award-winning participation in the Elf Classic Yacht Race. She also noted that CBB40 is a Founding Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

Past commodores, John Melchner, George Tornell, Michael Cone and Dick Cooper, all gave brief recounts of their terms in office. P/C Cone said CBB40 “changed his life” when members suggested that instead of transAtlantic cruising, he and his wife, Connie, try long-distance racing, a choice that led to their victory in the Newport to Bermuda Race.

Hinckley General Manager Elliot Anderson was on hand to award this year’s Hinckley Elf Race Trophy to P/C Charles Miller.

The organization was started by owners of Hinckley Bermuda 40 sailboats as a way of building camaraderie and sharing information about their classic yachts. Hinckley build 203 B-40s between 1959 and 1991. The owners of Hulls 1 and 203 are members of the club and sail on the Chesapeake.

CBB40 membership is open to owners of all Hinckley-built boats, sail or power. For more information about membership in the Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association, contact Secretary/Treasurer Penny Zahn at penny.zahn@gmail.com. Follow the club on Facebook.

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Takes to the Field

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo of the old baseball field between Federal and Bay Streets gives an excellent view of that whole area back in c. 1930’s ! Wonder what the smoke and possible excavation is on what is probably Port Street? Enjoy comparing now and then!

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Spy Minute: “Take the Helm” Boat is Launched

After seven months of vigorous construction, Take the Helm, a boat-building program designed to engage high school students with hands-on skills and a sense of community, set sail on “Inspiration.”

These students learned how to study building plans, assemble parts, and even learned a few life lessons along the way.

Jim Fodrie, the chief builder at Take the Helm, has been part of the YMCA of the Chesapeake for over ten years. “We’re building kids,” he said when asked about the program. His woodworking experience started in middle school shop classes. A genuine connection lies between himself and Take the Helm.

Adam Hollis, program director, was initially a YMCA camper. Now, he has a full time career with the Easton YMCA.

Take the Helm hopes to grow diversity in Talbot County. The program is open to all high school students in grades nine to twelve. Take the Helm is a free program for all participants. Congratulations to all who were involved with Take the Helm. Safe sailing!

This video is approximately one minute in length. For more information about “Take the Helm” please go here

Spy Scrapbook: The Juneteenth for 2017

The Academy Art Museum and Frederick Douglass Honor Society in Talbot County celebrated Juneteenth with valor and flair a few days ago.

Speakers, artists, vendors, and youth joined together to spread knowledge of what Juneteenth means to not only our community, but the nation as well. Collaborating with the Hill Project, the community learned there is a rich history all around Talbot County that makes it so special.

Visit the Academy Art Museum to view and learn more about the 1864 Sesquicentennial Maryland Emancipation Quilt, designed by Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, an active member in local professional arts organizations documenting the lives and culture of African Americans in Maryland.

This video is two minutes in length. To find out more about Juneteenth, please go here.