Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Heads Out for a Cup of Coffee

It is fun to see everything at this unidentified soda fountain from the past! Look carefully, they had pie, fig bars, root beer, Hershey Bars, ice cream and butterscotch sundaes! Can you help us identify the location or people in this Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo?

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Spy Intern Moment: The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Basketball Classic

On Monday, our nation celebrated the birth of a civil rights leader, a passionate speaker, and an inspiration to us all; Dr. Martin Luther King. For the past twelve years, the Mid-Shore partnership has promoted community awareness and responsibility through youth basketball games. Children across the Eastern Shore come together on this day to compete as one united front against each other, all for the love of the sport. Sign-ups are held at local community centers along with Parks and Recreation. Players receive tee shirts, free lunch, and prizes they can win through a raffle pick.

During halftime, speakers such as Johnny Mautz, Addie Eckardt, and Corey Pack; share a message of unity and respect for one another. The MLK Image Awards; an award recognizing individuals who best reflect the work of Dr. King in their community. This year’s recipients were; Deborah H. Short from Easton, Lemuel Chester from Cambridge (the award was given posthumously), Stanford Ricks from Federalsburg, and Wanda Molock from Denton.

Congratulations to all!

To learn more about the basketball classic, click here.

Robert Messick’s Long Walk Home: Over $35,000 Raised for Talbot Interfaith Shelter

HiBefore setting out on his mission to hike the Appalachian Trail to benefit Talbot Interfaith Shelter, (aptly named the Long Walk Home), local attorney Robert Messick set himself an ambitious fundraising goal. On top of traversing 2,190 miles across 14 states, taking approximately 5 million steps, and navigating elevation changes that are the equivalent of ascending Mount Everest 16 times, Messick decided that he wanted to further challenge himself to raise $35,000 for the Easton-based shelter and transitional housing program.

In December of 2017, that goal was not only met, but surpassed. Since Messick began his journey on April 15,, 2017, he has raised over $36,000 to assist Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) in providing a stable, home-like environment, case management, and access to necessary services for men, women, and children in need in Talbot County.

“When Robert came to us with the idea of hiking the Appalachian Trail in our honor, we were humbled,” says TIS Marketing and Communications Director Jayme Dingler. “When he said that he wanted to raise $35,000, we were speechless! And to see that he has not only accomplished that goal, but exceeded it… we could not be more proud or appreciative. He has done so much good for our community!”

Messick reached his goal with the help of over 170 supporters, including many of the people that he has met along the trail and two extremely generous matching donations from members of our local community. TIS also hosted its very first Long Walk Home Family Fun Walk in November, which raised a further $10,000+ for the Long Walk Home.

While Messick intended to wrap up his Appalachian Trail adventure in October, several setbacks, including severe weather and injury, caused him to have to take some time off the trail and delayed his completion. Hikers have a full year to travel every mile of the trail in order for it to be considered a true “thru-hike”, and Robert is determined to make it happen. To date, he has hiked close to 1,900 miles through 14 states with only portions of Virginia left to complete.

“His perseverance has been so impressive to watch,” says TIS Executive Director Julie Lowe. “Robert has been such an inspiration to our organization, our community, and especially to our guests. To see him push himself in this way and not give up shows them that determination can lead to extraordinary results. We are beyond thankful for all Robert has done for us!”

If you are interested in catching up on or supporting Robert’s adventure, visit www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org and click on “Long Walk Home”. There, you can follow media coverage, find links to Messick’s social media accounts, purchase Long Walk Home merchandise, and make a donation to benefit TIS.

“Just because I have met the goal, that does not mean the need has gone away,” says Messick. “There is still homelessness in our area, and I hope that my supporters will continue to give to Talbot Interfaith Shelter, which does so much to help our neighbors get back on their feet.”

When Messick completes the last leg of his journey, he plans to take his story to the community, giving presentations to interested groups beginning in April. If you would like to have Robert come and speak to your community group, school, youth group, etc., contact Jayme Dingler at tis.jayme@gmail.com or 443-786-4676 to schedule a presentation.

Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is a 501(c)3 organization based in Easton and serving Talbot County and the surrounding areas. The organization has developed a program that they call S4 (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success), which is designed to give guests access to a stable home-like environment, services, and tools that can help them break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and regain their independence. Once guests are accepted into Easton’s Promise, they receive case management as they move through an individualized plan, eventually transitioning into one of the shelter’s eight subsidized off-site apartments, where they incrementally take over expenses until they are fully self-sufficient.

Their vision is that no one in Talbot County will ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing. To learn more about how you can help,

visit www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org or contact Julie Lowe at 410-310-2316 or julielowe@atlanticbb.net for more information.

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Grabbing Something from the Store

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo was taken inside of Chelsea Cupboard on North Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland. Russell Tucker, pictured, owned it at the time this photo was taken. Later Bob Treat owned it. Facts:On Line “ Star Democrat” articles. Do you have any Chelsea Cupboard memories to share? Other businesses have occupied this space since then, what were they? And what is there now??

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St. Vincent de Paul Youth Ministry Stages Pinning Ceremony

Leaders of the Youth Ministry of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference (SVdP) in Easton, recently staged their annual pinning ceremony for the student members at Saints Peter & Paul Middle School.

This year, 16 new Middle School students were added to the SSPP-SVdP Club joining the 21 returning members. The Club was formed in 2011 for the school year 2012, by then Pastor Coyne.

The Club meets monthly from October through May, under the direction of Lisa Morrell and the Sts. Peter & Paul teaching staff.New Club members are commissioned at the end of each year and invited to join the Club. New members are given a SVdP Youth Pin by the SVdP Easton Conference President and Spiritual Advisor. Eighth Graders, who have served the Club, are presented with award certificates in May each year.

Club members, on Saturdays, support the SVdP Center in Easton by helping clients and shoppers with their groceries, clothing and furniture purchases.

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Heads Off for a Football Team Reunion

Football season is winding down, definitely for the Ravens last night!! Thank you H. D. Slaughter III for sharing this very special 1920 Easton High School Football Team photo! H.D.’s Grandfather Harry D. Slaughter and his Great Uncle Goldrick Slaughter were on this 1920 team. Team members are identified as: Front row left to right: Doug Harper, Lambert Kirby,Goldrick Slaughter and Mose Davidson. Middle Row left to right: Jesse Shreve, J. DeGrunchy, Oliver Mullikin, Harry D. Slaughter, R. Patchett. Back Row left to right: Coach Kinhart, L. Biery, Edgar Warrington, Kenneth Steward, R. Davis, G. Davis, and Coach Lawson.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve

We have many beautiful photos at the Talbot Historical Society but this H. Robins Hollyday Collection 1939 Washington Street Easton, Md Christmas Eve image is so special it deserves to be reposted every Holiday season! Enjoy and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Talbot Historical Society!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Getting There Early for a Bite to Eat on Dover and Harrison

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo Is of Easton’s G. & G. Restaurant possibly decorated for Christmas in 1930! G. & G’s was named after owners Elmo Granger and George Aldridge and was located on the corner of Dover and Harrison Streets. They sold the restaurant in 1933!

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New Year’s Day Road Rally

On New Year’s Day, as we ring in the new, the Classic Motor Museum will be rolling out the old. The museum is launching a new tradition on the first day of 2018—a classic road rally. Owners of classic and antique vehicles are invited to to join a Grand Tour to toast the new year on Monday, January 1.

Participants will gather at the museum on East Marengo Street in St. Michaels at 10AM. From there, the tour will head north on Talbot Street and then onto route 33 to Tilghman Island. The classic vehicles will continue over the Knapps Narrows bridge and proceed to the Naval station on Black Walnut Point.

Museum Executive Director, Linda Haddaway King says, “This is a great opportunity for families to start a new holiday tradition. Even those who don’t have classic cars can bring the kids out to Black Walnut Point to welcome the rally as it arrives. It’s also a great location for lovers of classic vehicles to take memorable photos in a dramatic setting.”

In addition, King says families and participants can soak up local history at The Tilghman Waterman’s Museum which will open its doors for the occasion

Participants will toast the new year on Tilghman Island, and then return to St. Michaels where they’ll reconvene at the museum for a pot luck lunch. The museum is asking everyone to bring something to share, a chance to start the new year with 2017’s leftovers.

The Classic Motor Museum will also be open to visitors on New Year’s Day. Admission is $10 per person and $15 for couples. For more information, visit the museum’s website at classicmotormuseum.org.

Spy Eye: The Road Show Continues on Route 33 with a Touch of Karma

Just when it looks like Talbot County will never see another roadshow on St. Michaels Road again given the lack of recent activity, the community’s creative wizard of these whimsical “one view” productions along a fence line facing Route 33 is back in business.

And this year seems to be taking on the theme of karma. As noted in the Spy’s intelligence photos, a hunter is found to be the one hunted and a young buck attacks the foundation of the hunter’s nest.

Its a pity the Spy has been unable so far to identify the actor nor the deer in this one person-one animal assemble.