Kelly Distributors supports local craft breweries

EASTON — America’s independent beer distributors are small businesses that deliver beer to store shelves and restaurants in communities across the country. They help brewers of all sizes and from all over the world to grow by bringing their product to retailers, who can provide consumers with unprecedented choice and variety, especially as new craft […]

For All Seasons announces changes in staff

EASTON — For All Seasons introduces their new medical team of adult, child and adolescent, and geriatric psychiatrists. Leading the team is the Medical Director, Brenda C. Scribner, MD. Dr. Scribner moved her psychiatric practice from Pennsylvania to the Eastern Shore in the late 1990s. In addition to running the For All Seasons medical department […]

New rescue gear available to all county firefighters

Grain engulfment rescue cofferdam donated to Eldorado – Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Eldorado — It’s a piece of equipment the fire chief hopes he rarely, if ever, will have to use. There are a number of large grain-drying facilities in Dorchester County, each with their own large grain tanks. What happens if someone falls into […]

Eastern Shore photographers chosen for new gallery at BWI

The art work of two Eastern Shore artists, Fran Saunders and Cal Jackson, have been selected for the new D/E Gallery at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The new D and E concourse enables passengers to move between international and domestic flights, within a secured area. A distinguished five-member jury, led by Maryland’s First Lady Yumi […]

Gilbert Byron Day to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay July 9

EASTON – According to Jacques “Jack” T. Baker Jr., who wrote the book, “Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining,” local author and poet Gilbert Byron had much in common with the writer Henry Thoreau. Known as “The Chesapeake Thoreau,” not only did Mr. Byron live in a house on a wooded cove, delighting in the […]

Talbot Community Connections sponsors Senior Summit

EASTON — There is not one perfect guidebook for traveling the path of aging. Whether you are on the path yourself or helping a loved one or patient/client navigate this path, the process of gathering the information you need can be daunting. This year, Talbot Community Connections (TCC) and the Talbot County Department of Social […]

Ruth Starr Rose comes home to the Eastern Shore

EASTON — Banners will go up around town this week, promoting the Ruth Starr Rose Easton project opening to the general public on Saturday through June 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every day for seven weeks. Dock Street Foundation is spearheading this effort with extraordinary support and collaboration from the Academy Art Museum, the Avalon Foundation, […]

Fade2Black partnership helps foster youth on Mid Shore

FEDERALSBURG — Lonnelle Green of Easton, owner of Fade2Black Barber Shop with locations in Federalsburg and Easton, is partnering with the Talbot County Department of Social Services to make a difference in the lives of foster children on the Mid Shore. Mr. Green answered the call from the Department, which was looking for local business […]

Quality Health Foundation awards 14 healthcare grants in Maryland

EASTON — Quality Health Foundation (QHF), the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies (QHS), recently awarded grants totaling $406,000 to 14 organizations across Maryland and in Washington, DC supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts.

Funding decisions for the 2015-2016 grants, which range from $10,000 to $40,000, were determined by a project’s potential to impact access to quality healthcare and human services in the community. QHF selected this year’s awardees from a wide range of projects that targeted underserved and at-risk populations.

“We are pleased to single out these organizations for their important quality improvement initiatives,” said Brenda Crabbs, co-chair of the QHF Board of Directors. “Their work is perfectly aligned with our mission to improve the health status of individuals and communities. Although the amounts may seem modest, the impact can be great for these 14 charitable organizations.”

Financial Exploitation Workshop to educate about senior scam risks

EASTON — Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century,” according to the National Council on Aging. In addition, “The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse” reports that the annual financial loss by victims of elder abuse is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion, a 12 percent increase since 2008.
On June 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Talbot County’s Senior Financial Exploitation Task Force is hosting its second annual workshop, “Stop Senior Exploitation” at the Talbot Senior Center at Brookletts Place in Easton. The workshop, which coincides with National Elder Abuse Awareness Day that week, will educate the community about the risks and vulnerabilities that our seniors face, particularly in regard to financial, Medicare and insurance fraud and marketing scams. The issue of financial exploitation by mail, computer and phone is increasingly affecting seniors every day.