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Kent Island Youth Baseball and Softball Club Registration Open Now!:
January 10, 2017

Registration is open for baseball and softball for Kent Island Youth Baseball and Softball Club. Ages 4-15. Please visit and register today.

Kent Island Youth Sports

January 2017

Ryan’s Case for Smiles

Cindy Kerr began making pillowcases for her son Ryan more than a decade ago to brighten up his hospital room and put a smile on his face during his cancer treatment. While Ryan is no longer with us physically, his legacy lives on in Ryan’s Case for Smiles. Today, there are more than 120 chapters comprised of thousands of volunteers and more than 1.4 million pillowcases have been delivered. A local chapter of the organization has been established under the leadership of local resident Kristy Christman of Centreville.

Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly known as ConKerr Cancer) is one of the few volunteer organizations solely dedicated to helping sick children cope with the stress of life changing illnesses and injuries. Providing children with whimsical pillowcases give them an emotional boost and remind them they are not defined by their illnesses. This simple gift provides proven stress relievers including distraction and hope that enhances the emotional well-being of the children and their families.

“I was inspired to become more involved with this organization after feeling it’s impact firsthand. A few years ago, our middle son was hospitalized and underwent surgery. While in the hospital, his nurse gave him a brightly colored pillowcase that immediately brought him a sense of comfort and safety. It seemed like something very simple at the time, but the impact was priceless. I wanted to learn how I could get involved so after looking into the organization, I taught myself how to sew a pillowcase. I made a few and sent them in for donation. It was very easy and I felt a great sense of pride and joy that I was helping to bring comfort to a child that was going through a difficult experience. I was very excited to see that the organization needed a chapter coordinator in my area. I had been looking for a meaningful way to give back and volunteer my time, and I just knew this was the perfect fit.”, said Kristy.

If you would like more information about the organization or if you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact Kristy Christman at 443-262-6310, Email:, or visit

Kent Island Charity

Scholarships for Kent Island High School students announced:
December 2016

Following a successful first annual golf tournament held last August at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, the Julianne Rosela Memorial fund announced that it will award two $5,000 scholarships to Kent Island High School seniors who will be graduating in June 2017.

To be eligible for consideration, students must demonstrate good academic standing and leadership and involvement in community services. To apply, students are required to submit a scholarship application package by the April 15, 2017 deadline. The scholarship applications can be found on the Julianne Rosela Memorial web page at or by contacting Carrie Rosela at

At age 7, Julianne Rosela lost her life in a tragic boating accident. The Kent Island community surrounded and supported the Rosela family as they dealt with their loss. The family established the Julianne Rosela Memorial to preserve Julianne’s memory and to give back to the community in her name.

Julianne’s mother, Carrie Rosela, said “We are dedicated to raise money in Julianne's name to provide scholarships for Kent Island High School seniors and provide continued support for victims and families of tragedy.”

The second annual Julianne Rosela Memorial golf tournament is scheduled for August 25, 2017 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course.

The Julianne Rosela Memorial is a component fund of Chesapeake Charities, a community foundation. Donations can be made on their Chesapeake Charities web page at

Julianne Rosela
Photo: Julianne Rosela, in whose memory two $5,000 scholarships will be granted to Kent Island HS students.

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

QAC Commissioners Seek Citizens for Boards & Commissions:
January 2017

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for interested county residents to serve on a variety of county boards and commissions. The appointments will commence in the coming weeks and the terms vary. Applicants must be residents of Queen Anne’s County. If you have applied previously, please send a new letter of interest and resume at this time. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., October 28, 2016.

The following boards and commissions are seeking members: Animal Control Commission, Board of Building Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Electrical Examiners, Economic Development Commission, Employee Awards Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Friends of Historic Christ Church Board of Directors, Kent Narrows Development Foundation, Planning Commission, and the Social Services Advisory Board.

For more details about each board and commission go to, click “Government” then “Boards and Commissions.” Click the title of any board or commission and full details are available, such as when and where they meet, members, etc.

If interested in serving on any of these committees, please send a letter of interest and resume to or by mail to QAC Liberty Building, Att: Lynda Thomas, 107 N. Liberty St. Centreville MD 21617. For questions call 410-758-0322 x2003.

Kent Island Trash removal

Santa coming to the Red Apple Town Center:
December 14th 2016

Santa is coming to Kent Island on Wednesday, December 14th from 4pm to 7pm at Red Apple Town Center. Look for his big red sled and he will be handing out special tickets to kids good for one free gift bag. See stores and restaurant to get your gift bag. Free refreshments available along his route!

Kent Island Christmas

Kent Island Branch, QAC Library Youth Events January 2017:
January 2017

Tuesdays January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30 am
Bouncing Babies
Designed for age birth-24 months, with adult. [Join us for rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story. Followed by a social playtime. A great opportunity for caregivers to meet others in the community!]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Tuesdays January 10, 17 & 31 and Thursdays 5, 12, & 19 from 2:45-4 pm
Gaming and Programming Laptop Free Play
For teens. [Join us on the library floor for self-directed access to our SPLICE laptops. First come, first serve. Other days of the week that laptops may be available with volunteers. The laptops have these programs available: Minecraft EDU+mods, Roblox, DwarfFortress, Scratch and more.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Friday January 20, & 27 at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time
Designed for ages 2-5, with adult. [Read, sing and play at story time while developing early literacy skills. Story time is followed by a craft and playtime.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Saturday January 14 from 2 pm - 4 pm
Scratchboard Art
For K-6th grade. [Join artist, Hanna Kingsley to create your own piece of unique, black and white scratch art. The Saturday Art Series has been funded in part by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council with support from Friends of the Queen Anne's County Library and Eastern Shore Regional Library. Registration required online or by calling 410-643-8161.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Wednesday, January 18 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Book Buddies: "Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute" by Jarrett Krosoczka
For grades 2-6. [Special book club for school students to talk about the monthly selection. After registering, you can pick up your own free copy of the book to read, as they become available. At 5 pm, other ages (including siblings) are welcomed to participate in the craft, activity, and snack. Registration for book discussion and free copy of book required online or by calling 410-643-8161.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Thursday January 19 from 4:30-6 pm
Pokémon Trading Card Game Club
All ages are welcome. [Do you have a lot of Pokémon cards and would you like to know how to play? We would love to show you. Come to the Pokémon Trading Card Game Club! Some math and reading skills are used to play the game. Younger children are welcome to visit with an adult and talk about all things Pokémon, too! This club is hosted by Jennie Wicker. For more information, please contact her at]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Wednesday January 25 at 2:30 pm
Bird of Prey & Owl Pellet Dissection
For grades 2-6. [During this program, participants will meet several different species of raptors, and discover the special adaptations of these birds of prey. Through up-close observations and discussions, the participants will learn about the unique visual and auditory adaptations, as well as other features that put these hunters at the pinnacle of the food chain.
Special attention will be given to the importance of raptors to an ecosystem, especially the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Finally, participants will conduct a pellet dissection and use identification materials to determine the diet of an owl. Registration required online or by calling 410-643-8161.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Monday January 30 from 5 pm – 6 pm
Teen Hangout with Pizza
Age 11-17. [Join us for a monthly event at the library for teens. Previous activities include: coloring, movies, crafts, board games, pumpkin painting, snowflake making etc. Spend some time with friends, with pizza provided.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Free. Find out more information at

Tuesday, January 10, Thursday, January 12, and Tuesday, January 24 from 4 pm - 5 pm
Read to Rover
For Kdg - 5th grade. [Read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to develop reading skills and confidence. Please call (410) 643-8161 to register for an individual time slot.]
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville Free. Find out more information at

Kent Island Trash removal

AACA - SMR 47th Annual Antique*Truck*Motorcycle Parts/Swap Meet:
March 24th & 25th, 2017

March 24th & 25th, 2017- AACA - SMR's 47th Annual Antique Auto * Truck * Motorcycle Parts / Swap Meet. Doors open at 8am (set-up 10:00am on Thursday 3/23/17). $2.00 Admission Fee – children 10 & under free, Free Parking Carroll County AG Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, MD 21157. For more information contact: Robert Clubb 301-829-2000, Email:, Fax 301-831-5144

Delmarva Guide

Volunteers Wanted at your Local VFD:

QAC Fire & EMS Commission has sounded the alarm… Will you answer your local volunteer fire department’s call for help?

The Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission, is kicking off October Fire Prevention Month with a Call for Volunteers to fill a variety of membership positions in both emergency response and non-emergency response roles.

The QAC Fire & EMS Commission represents all 9 county volunteer fire departments located in Church Hill, Crumpton, Grasonville, Goodwill (Centreville), Kent Island (Chester), Queen Anne-Hillsboro, Queenstown, Sudlersville and United Communities (Stevensville. The goal is to boost membership in these departments.

Here, as in most rural counties, volunteers make up 100% of the emergency fire & rescue service, and they work in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Services career EMS Units to provide medical care to the citizens and visitors. In addition to emergency response members who provide Fire and EMS services, these departments also require non-emergency response members who provide administrative services to keep the department running smoothly including bookkeeping, fundraising, recruitment, community outreach, and supporting emergency response personnel on fire scenes.

Anyone 16 or older may join their local fire company. The benefits are significant and growing. They include free training, a Maryland income tax deduction, life insurance policy, LOSAP years of service reimbursement program and insurance while on the job.

For more information or to apply for membership; stop by your local Volunteer Fire Department, visit, find us on Facebook Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission or call (410) 758-6027. Join today. To view the recruitment video check out

Delmarva Guide

The Chesapeake Blue Crabs Baseball Team Win Big:
Posted April 11, 2016

The Chesapeake Blue Crabs, a 9U Kent Island travel basketball team, recently won the Anne Arundel County 9U basketball championship. Congratulations to Brett, Jacob, John, Hunter, Adam, Jake, Nate, Caleb, Tristan and coach Charles Hoffman.

Delmarva Guide

Applications for affordable apartment rentals at The Promenade at Red Apple Town Center:
Posted March, 2016

Applications for affordable apartment rentals at The Promenade at Red Apple Town Center are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 year under the county’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Rental Program. The offerings are one-bedroom apartments and it is estimated openings will become available in early summer.

This program is available to moderate income residents defined as those who make 80 percent or less of the HUD Median Family Income rates (established yearly) for Queen Anne’s County. Current rates are set as $46,100 gross income for one person, and $52,650, gross income for a family of two.

Applicants must apply for a certificate of eligibility from the Division of Housing and Community Services. Once issued a certificate, they must contact the apartment manager for The Promenade at Red Apple plaza for certification under their rental process. MPDU Rental applicants are awarded certificates on a point system consisting of date of certification; residency (1 point) employment within the county (1 point); and Critical Workforce status (2 points). Critical Workforce employees are defined as: teachers, detention center employees, volunteer fire-fighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement employees.

This program was established under Article XXI: Inclusionary Housing § 18:1-108 of the Queen Anne’s County Code whereby developments subject to this article must designate at least 10 percent of their units as Moderately Priced Dwelling Units.

To receive an application packet, please contact the Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services, Division of Housing and Community, attention Candice Darling, Housing Program Administrator. Applications are accepted by phone (410) 758-3977 x 2070, or by Email:

Delmarva Guide

"QAC’s Senior Centers Now Available to Ages 55 and Older">:
Posted March 2016

The Area Agency on Aging and Commission on Aging are pleased to announce that anyone 55 years and older may now become a member of the Queen Anne’s County Senior Centers: Grasonville, Kent Island, and Sudlersville. The previous age to join was for those 60 and older. Now anyone 55 and older may become a member and utilize many resources available to them at the centers. Fitness equipment, clubs, benefits counselors, and classes are just a few of what the senior centers have to offer. There is no cost to join, although individuals ages 55-59 must pay full price when having lunch, and will pay a higher cost to participate in Chesapeake College classes offered at the centers. For more information, visit our website, or contact: Annie Sparks, Senior Center Administrator, at 410-758-0848 ext. 2715 or

Delmarva Guide

Grow Your Business - 3 Vital Workshops for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners:
Spring, 2016

1. Business Planning and Funding:
Experts show you how to craft a business plan and secure financing. March 16, 6-9 PM, Queen Anne’s County Heritage & Visitor Center.

2. Using Social Media in Small Business:
Learn from the specialist how to market your business for free while cultivating a loyal customer base using social media.
April 6, 6-9 PM, Queen Anne’s County Heritage & Visitor Center.

3. Mastering QuickBooks:
Learn how to streamline your bookkeeping, revenue, expenses, billing, receipts and taxes using QuickBooks.
May 4, 6-9PM, Queen Anne’s County Heritage & Visitor Center.

$10 per workshop or $25 for all three. Reserve by phone, 410-604-8530, or Email

Sponsored and hosted by the QAC Dept. of Economic Development and the Upper Shore Chapter of SCORE.

Chester Maryland

Island Bay Day 2016:
Saturday September 24, 2016

The biggest live music event on the 'Shore is back and celebrating it's 10th Anniversary! Island Bay Day is bringing back some of their favorite bands from their 10 year history and a few new surprises too! The band lineup will be announced soon...
Island Bay Day will take place at Red Eyes Dock Bar on 8/24 from 11:30AM until Midnight. Proceeds benefit local charities. This year will be very special for many reasons, don't miss it!

More info at

Chester Maryland

Creating Painted Mosaic Birdhouses:
April 30, 2016

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:00pm at the Kent Island Library Creating painted mosaic birdhouses with artist Candace Liccione from Wye River design. Free for registered children grades 2-5. Register online at Funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.

Chester Maryland

Money Talks - Free Financial Seminars for Seniors:
Spring, 2016

Money Talks: Financial Seminars for Seniors is a series of workshops offered at Grasonville Senior Center. Presented by William Caughey of Edward Jones, these free seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month through March 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Focused on Fixed Income & Market Update explains the basics of fixed income investments, the seven characteristics of, the advantages of laddering, and how fixed income may be part of your investment strategy. This Seminar is open to all and will take place Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016.

Interested participants may call Ann Martin (410) 827-6010 to register in advance.

Delmarva Guide

Cross Island Trail extending to Grasonville:
Re-Posted January, 2016

Gov. Hogan has approved the funding as of 1/16! The Cross Island Trail will be extending to Grasonville thanks to a state grant of more than $3 million.

The connecter trail will be north of Route 50 and will be 1.2 miles long; beginning at Kent Narrows Bridge and continuing to Long Point Park in Grasonville.

The scenic trail is to be predominantly boardwalk over marshlands and water and will include observation areas.

This is a section of a Cross County Connector Trail which has a long term plan to begin at the Chesapeake Bay and end at Tuckahoe State Park.

The $3,431,084 grant is from the Maryland Department of Transportation, which also granted the county another $30,000 for boardwalk repair and sealcoating of the Cross Island Trail.

All told, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state was granting $14.9 million in grants statewide for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trails across the state.

Delmarva Guide

Teenager Bailey Quinn Rides Cross Country to Raise Money for Cancer Charity:
Posted September 21, 2015

After completing a 70 day, 4,000+ mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle and raising $4,550 for a cancer charity, Stevensville native Bailey Quinn was recognized with a proclamation by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners August 26th.

The funds Quinn raised go to the 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which is dedicated to changing lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship.

On his 4K for Cancer website Quinn explained, “Throughout my life I've seen not just my family, but others as well, cope with the loss of a loved one to cancer. It's a devastating, helpless feeling inside that stays with a person. I've had several relatives diagnosed, from grandparents, to aunts and uncles, and it never gets any easier. Seeing loved ones in pain, and fighting just to stay alive is an extremely humbling experience, and allows me to gain some perspective on the big picture. We all have something to gain by finding cures to help our loved ones.”

“This is an incredible chance to not only travel across the U.S and see the nation in a different perspective, but also to contribute to a cause that is helping cancer patients every day.,” stated Quinn,. “By raising funds for research aiming to find different cures for cancer, hopefully I can help someone who is in this fight. Meeting those who have beaten cancer, and also those currently fighting will definitely change my outlook on things, and fuel my desire to accomplish this cross country trip.”

Quinn departed Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on May 31, 2015 and rode into the heart of central Pennsylvania over the Appalachian Mountains. From Central PA, he headed toward the Great Lakes and then travel north through Michigan and around the lake to Chicago. From the Windy city, he traveled west through Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota until he reach the Badlands and Mt Rushmore. After the Badlands, he headed north through Montana to Glacier National Park before tackling the North Cascades into Washington State and the Pacific Ocean. His ride finished up in the historic Pikes Place Market in Seattle on August 8th.

Kent Island Basketball

QAC Basketball Leagues:
Posted September 21, 2015


Leagues for Co-Rec ages 6 – 7 and boys and girls 8 – 9 are offered at four elementary schools: Sudlersville, Centreville, Grasonville and Stevensville area. Weekday practices and Saturday games are held throughout the county. Once teams are formed, coaches will notify all players of practice times and dates. The leagues play games from January – March, 2016. Playing ages determined as of September 1, 2015. Note: Grasonville Area – home court for games is Stevensville Area Elementary. Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015. Registrations received after this date will be charged a $15 late fee. Cost is $90 Please visit our website or call our office for more details….


Boys and Girls Leagues for ages 10 – 11, 12 – 13 and 14 -17 Sign up for Sudlersville / Church Hill, Centreville, or Stevensville area. Practices start in December at local schools; games are December – March, 2016, on Saturdays at county middle schools. Playing ages determined as of September 1, 2015. Once teams are formed, coaches will notify all players of practice times and dates. Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015. Registrations received after this date will be charged a $15 late fee. Cost $100. Please visit our website or call our office for more details.

104 Powell Street
Centreville, MD 21617 - 410.758.4489

Kent Island Carnival

QAC Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center:
Re-Posted January 10, 2016

Looking for something rewarding to do? Join the CARE Center's "Because We Care" Committee. The CARE Center, Queen Anne's County's child advocacy center is seeking volunteers - parents, child advocates, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to help organize and implement fundraising events, garner community support, and lend a hand to ensure the ongoing success of the CARE Center and its mission.

Are you creative, talented, energetic or just plain helpful to have around? Help plan and implement our next event! If you would like to join or visit with the Because We Care committee, call us at 410 758-2533. The CARE Center coordinates the response to suspected child abuse cases by increasing communication among professional agencies. These efforts work to ensure that victims of child sexual abuse/assault and their non-offending caregivers have access to supports and services in a safe, culturally respectful environment. To learn more about CARE, visit

Maryland RESET

RESET Program "early intervention" opportunity:
Posted July 29, 2015

Peer Pressure, Poor Grades, Curfew, Disrespect to Family, Friendship concerns - RESET Program offers an "early intervention" opportunity for parents of teens/young adults between the ages of 10-24 Years.

Enrollment or additional information, please call 443-995-5367. For more information visit:

Rich Fisher

KIO Owner Interviewed on QACTV Channel 7:
Posted Summer 2015

Judy Center

The Judy Center Happenings:
Posted 2016

There's lots more going on at the Judy Center.....

Vocabulary Improvement and Oral Language Enrichment Through Stories (VIOLETS) is an outreach program sponsored by the Judy Center conducted two times/week using our mobile classroom the (Judy Center) Fun Bus.

Adult Education classes are underway at Sudlersville Elementary School. These classes are possible via a collaboration with Chesapeake College, Sudlersville Elementary School (SES), the Judy Center, and local childcare providers. These classes will be offered during the school year and follow the Queen Anne's County School, and Chesapeake College class calendars.

Computer Literacy Series-The Judy Center, Queen Anne's County Migrant Education Dept., SES, Title I, Annette DiMaggio, SES PTA Vice President, and local Maryland Food bank contact, and local childcare providers have collaborated to conduct a monthly computer literacy series in an effort to assist SES students and parents learn more about technology being used in the classroom. Sean McCabe, Centreville Middle School teacher will provide instruction to parents and children in an effort to assist all parents in becoming more informed of technology in the class, and the home. Dinner will be provided prior to the sessions courtesy of the Judy Center, Migrant Education Dept., and Annette DiMaggio. Childcare will be provided by the Judy Center for younger children enrolled in the Judy Center.

Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL)-The Judy Center is working with teachers, partnering staff, and parents to help promote the utilization of SEFEL practices. Our program goal is that SEFEL practices are being used in early learning environments such as the classroom, playgroup, and home. SEFEL lessons are also provided to partnering programs during professional development opportunities sponsored throughout the school year.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Imagination Library)-The Judy Center Partnership is continuing to enroll young children in the Imagination Library in an effort to promote school readiness for young children. This exciting new initiative allows the Judy Center Partnership to provide books to children every month until they reach age of 5 with the hope of assisting families in building home libraries. Books are mailed to each child directly from the publisher at a cost of $25/year, per child. Funding for this new initiative is provided by the Judy Center, the Centreville Rotary Club, and the Educare Fund. We are pleased to announce the Children’s Council as our newest sponsor with a yearly commitment to this new initiative.

Judy Center Partnership
300 South Church Street, Sudlersville, MD 21668 - (410) 438-3887

Island Bay Day Blackfoot

Boating safety:
Fall, 2015

Boating safety has become an increasingly important issue throughout Maryland waters. The Maryland Safe Boating Certification (MSBC) course covers knowledge that is basic for recreational boat operations, and includes: State boating safety laws and regulations, basic operational concepts, navigational aids, emergency procedures, and marine safety equipment. The instructor, a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, is a Reserve Officer with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Anyone born on or after 1 July 1972, when operating a boat in Maryland waters, is required to carry the Certificate that will be issued upon successful completion of this course’s examination. Pre-registration is required. Cost $25.00.

Kramer Center (3 evenings)
Dates: Monday, Nov. 9th, Tuesday, Nov. 10th and Thursday, Nov. 12th
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Program#: 605013
More Info:

Delmarva Guide

It is with great sadness that I inform you of Larry Milanovich owner of Midadlantic dryject untimely death on 6/12/15. Larry who was only 36 is survived by his beautiful wife Katy and new born son Samuel. Larry and Katy live in cloverfields, Stevensville

We are all devastated by this tragic loss. As Larry and Katy just started their family, they were in the process of getting life insurance but never had a chance to finish the paper work.

I ask you to remember Larry for his kind smile, great personality, and great dedication to his family and business Midatlanticdryject. I ask you to please help his now widow and new born son as they try to figure out life without him. Please see the gofundme account link below to donate. Every little bit helps.

Thank you in advance for all your support

Delmarva Guide

Casey Curry (12) of Centreville crowned with a dual title in the PURE American Pageant System!:
Posted June 15, 2015

On May 2nd, 2015, Casey Curry (12) of Centreville, MD, daughter of Tiffany Curry and Jeff Burnett, was crowned with a dual title in the PURE American Pageant System. Casey is the 2015 PURE American Young Maryland Sweetheart and 2015 PURE American Maryland Cover Model. In addition to her main titles, she also won the following optional contests: Peoples Choice, Photogenic, Portfolio, Actress and Spokes Model. Casey is thrilled to have earned her titles and is looking forward to representing not only Maryland, but Centreville and Queen Anne’s county at the PURE American National Pageant this July in Orlando, Florida.

Pure American Pageants strives to promote the values of good self-esteem and self-confidence in women and girls of all ages. They encourage dreams and give their ladies the tools and opportunities needed to achieve them. They strive to teach strong professional qualities so ladies can be more effective and efficient workers in the professional world.

By using positive words and actions, they hope to transform lives and aid individuals in their personal growth. They encourage our contestants to "INSPIRE! LEAD! ACHIEVE!" and make their mark in life.

At Pure American Pageants every girl can be herself. They want everyone to make new friends and memories to last a lifetime! Their friendly and courteous staff will be with the girls and ladies every step of the way--from the preliminary pageant through the national competition. Their goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone they touch. They encourage good sportsmanship and emphasize good interview and public speaking skills while helping the contestant to learn more about her own style and fashion.

Casey has already taken away so much from this wonderful organization. She volunteers with the Chesapeake Cats & Dogs Foundation and Dandyland pet care center on a regular basis. She has a heart for animals and taking care of them. Casey's platform is about animal advocacy and giving all pets a “fur” ever home. Casey is using her title as the PURE American Young Maryland Sweetheart and Cover Model to help get her message out about animal advocacy, adoption and fostering.

Please consider giving an animal a home! What you'll get in return from them is priceless!

Kent Island Guide

Here's What's Happening at The Edge Training Academy:
Ongoing in 2016

Kent Island Events

Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Summer Class Schedule:
Summer 2016

Looking for fun & creative activities the whole family can enjoy ~ Check out our summer class offerings!

Students can learn to draw, dance, paint, make jewelry, design mosaics, get fit, and much more. Talented artist instructors Steven Bleinberger, Kurt Plenke, and Ric Conn are offering painting classes in watercolors and gouache for all ages and talent levels. Candace Liccione is again offering a variety of one day workshops that will help you create unique works of art to display and to wear.

Want to improve your photography skills – look no farther! With the ease of smart phones and digital cameras, we can snap and share all day long! But taking good photos is a different matter. Join New York based photographer Amanda Lessner as she takes you past the Auto Mode setting on your DSLR camera with her “Mom Can Shoot” course! Amanda is an accomplished photographer specializing in family, child, and newborn portraits. We are also pleased to welcome back Jay Fleming, known for his passionate photography of our Eastern Shore treasures, as he provides hands on instruction in an outdoor setting.

Challenge your mind and body! Come and get fit and have fun every Tuesday and Thursday in our Zumba class with popular instructor Heather Efland! Sign up to learn tools and techniques to research your genealogy with Catherine Wilson.

We’ve got something to cure the summer blues for your little ones too! We have teamed up with the Chesapeake YMCA to offer a variety of kids’ camps - Messy Masterpieces, QAC Players Theatre, and 2D Art will keep them and YOU smiling all summer long! Maria Sage is back by popular demand with her Creativity Art Camp. Young Picassos will create a different project each day using a variety of art materials and techniques with watercolor, tempera, and oil pastels. The projects your little artist will bring home are sure to be treasured heirlooms!

We are now offering private Birthday Paintbrush Parties for kids 8 and up! You can decorate anyway you like and party goers will each create a work of art to take home. It’s a great way to celebrate and is perfect for ALL skill levels.

Visit for our full class listing. You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520. Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617 unless otherwise noted.

Kent Island News

Taylor's Fresh Organics Delivers:
Spring / Summer 2016

Our local family farm is dedicated to providing healthy, organic, real vegetables and fruits for your family - while building a sustainable future together with our community. We are a certified organic fifth generation Eastern Shore farm. Get 20 weeks of locally grown produce, starting mid-May at $25 a week full share or $13.75 a week half share.

Call Madelin Berger at 443-515-0323 for farm-fresh, locally grown produce delivered every week, all season long and visit us online at:

Kent Island Forum

Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Offering Wildlife and Nature Art Classes:
Summer 2016

We have a variety of classes highlighting wildlife and the outdoors this summer. Our skilled instructors are offering classes designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Classes are limited in size to ensure quality individual instruction.

Some people say watercolors are difficult. Local Artist Instructor Kurt Plinke disagrees. Over 30 years of painting in this medium, he’s found that it can be learned easily and that watercolor can be a blast. Kurt Plinke makes painting wildlife fun, easy, and understandable with simple-to-learn basic watercolor techniques with two workshops at Centre for the Arts. Painting an Eastern Shore Landscape will be held May 30th from 11 am to 5 pm. Join Plinke as he paints a typical Eastern Shore landscape including fields, barns and distant trees. Plinke returns to the Centre on June 27th for Painting a Bird which will be held from 11 am to 5 pm. Plinke will also teach an 8 week course in painting Watercolors and Wildlife on Thursdays from 6-9 pm June 11 thru July 30.

Talented Artist Instructor Ric Conn will teach beginning and advanced classes in Painting Birds in Gouache. Designed to increase technical and compositional skills, these classes will also aid students to recognize features necessary for realistic depiction of not only birds but all wildlife. The beginning class will run 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm, June 2 thru 30. The advanced class will run for 6 weeks Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm July 7 thru August 18.

Finally, join award winning artist and instructor Steve Bleinberger for a workshop that will show you how to paint Beautiful Skies and Dramatic Clouds in watercolor on June 3rd 10 am - 4 pm.

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now - $25 individual/$35 family. Visit for our full listing of classes and events. You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520. Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617 unless otherwise noted.

Kent Island Beach

1st Alert CPR Training:
Ongoing in 2016

1st Alert CPR Training located near Easton, MD We are career firemen/EMT's that know the importance of good training. As American Heart Association instructors we believe that everyone can benefit from CPR and first aid training. 2-year certifications and we can come to you or classes in the Preston area. Call Jay 443-496-2464 or Email for more information.

Delmarva Guide

Tuesday Evenings - Harmony On The Bay:
Tuesday Evenings in 2016

Harmony on the Bay is a Sweet Adeline Chorus. New members are welcome to learn and sing popular tunes in four-part harmony. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm, Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, 608 Church Hill Road (Rt. 213) For more information call Claudia 410-924-0013 or Joanne 410-763-7920.

Chesapeake Bay

The Vipers have arrived on the Eastern Shore!!:
Upcoming 2016 Season

CBC/Island Elite All Stars are now Vipers Cheer & Dance!! Check out our Website for information on our Summer Camps, Tryout Dates, and Open Gym!

Queen Anne's County

RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2016

Our youth and young adults are being offered a drug and alcohol educational experience to change their behavior and attitudes. The RESET program is an alternative sentencing option for the judicial system. Parents may also enroll their teenagers without an arrest taking place allowing RESET as an early intervention.

RESET serves 14 to 24 year olds who have fallen victim to drug and alcohol use or are “at risk”. The program serves as an alternative sentencing option or condition of probation by the Courts. RESET is an early intervention education program involving many agencies, volunteers, professionals and facilities. The program serves the upper shore counties.

The program is presented on three Friday nights and one Saturday night, utilizing the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Chester River Hospital, Queen Anne’s Circuit Courthouse and the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. Classes begin promptly at 5:45 pm and end at 9:00 pm. The next classes begin May 20th and conclude on June 3rd.

The September class will begin in Kent County at the 911 Center and then utilize the normal locations for conclusion of the program.


Adult Home Bible Study:
Ongoing in 2016

Adult Home Bible Study forming soon on Kent Island. Call 443-249-3534 for more information. Thoroughly Christian (not a cult), just honest Bible Study for beginners through scholars alike. Come check out God’s Word!

Love Point

Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc. Seeks Board of Directors Members:
Ongoing in 2016

Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc. (CVI) seeks volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must live in the mid-shore region and have an interest in mental health. Preference is given to applicants who are receiving or have received mental health services. The Board of Directors, composed of both consumers of mental health services and other residents of the region having a professional or personal interest in mental health, is responsible for the governance of the organization.

CVI, a non-profit organization (501 (c)(3) pending), advocates for and supports consumers of mental health services in the mid-shore region. It provides peer support through formal programs and informal group and individual interaction at its wellness and recovery centers in the mid-shore region.

To apply for appointment to the Board of Directors, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio to Sheila Tolliver, President, Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc., 342-C North Aurora Street, Easton, MD 21601 by June 6, 2010 (or email to


Queen Anne's County RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2016

Queen Anne's County RESET Program offers parents an opportunity to enroll their children who are "at risk" of becoming involved or who are involved with alcohol and minor drug use. The RESET Program mission is to change attitudes and behaviors through education. RESET serves parents, Courts, Juvenile Services, Teen Court, Board of Education, Health Department and the State's Attorney's Office in providing an intervention education for those who have been found/suspected of being involved in drug and alcohol related incidents. RESET conducts four classes (3 Friday nights and one Saturday night) providing education of short term and long term effects involving alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and prescription medication as well as informing the students how these drugs effect the family and the community. A visit to the Chester River Hospital educates our students learn what occurrs from accident scene to shock trauma and how drugs and alcohol may interfere with treatment. A visit to the Circuit Courtroom allows our students to learn the laws and penalties involving drugs and alcohol from State's Attorney Lance Richardson and Agent Broughton from Parole and Probation. Guest speakers also share personal experiences to provide our students with "real life" experiences from community members. A tour of the Queen Anne's County Detention Center allows our students to understand how their lifes will change and hear the details of prison life from the inmates. RESET involves homework and 100% involvement by the student. Student fee: $130. Classes are from 5:45 pm until 9:00 pm. For more information: Terry Ober 443-995-5367. Classes are conducted quarterly or as needed.

Kent Narrows

Discovery Toys are available through Barbara Thomas of Stevensville, MD:
Ongoing in 2016

Discovery Toys has offered quality educational toys and products for over 30 years, promoting learning through play. Play is the way children learn in their early years and all of the toys are designed to promote learning and development in infants through elementary school aged children. Host a party and earn free products or order online 24 hours a day at Discovery Toys offers great fundraising programs, especially for businesses that need toys - daycare centers, nurseries, preschools etc. Contact Barbara for more details - This is also a great opportunity to make additional income, earn money while promoting education and learning. Let me know if you would be interested in doing what I do!

Wye Mills

Studio 180 Dance Classes:
Ongoing in 2016

Studio 180 Dance is starting the New Year with a new semester of classes for all ages, 2-adult. To view our schedule, please visit us at The Winter/Spring 2009 schedule is posted under classes, spring schedule. Register today to get ready for our recital in June!

Among our newest classes are:
Zumba, a latin rhythm dance exercise class for adults, Wednesdays 7-8pm and Saturday 10-11am
Pre HipHop ages 4-6, Saturday, 10-10:30am
Pre Lyrical ages 4-6, Saturday, 10:30-11am
Hip Hop 1a ages 7-11, Saturday 2-2:45pm
Modern 1a ages 7-11, Saturday 2:45-3:30pm

You may purchase a 10 class card for all classes except aerial for $180 or a 15 class card for $270. Aerial class cards are $375 for 15 classes.

For more information please visit our website at or call us today at 410.268.5299.


Band Members Needed!

Ongoing in 2016

The Kent Island Community Band is currently looking for new members. We are looking for musicians who play trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion, but all concert band instruments are welcomed. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm in the band room of the Stevensville Middle School, 610 Main Street, Stevensville, MD 21666. For more information, visit or call Dee Dee Miller at 443-995-2297.


"Pride of the Bay Pirate Chorus:"
Ongoing in 2016

Pride of the Bay Pirate Chorus

Under the direction of Tom Sterling, our local chorus includes members from all over the Eastern Shore and from other towns over the Bay Bridge.

The chorus meets every Wednesday night at 6:30 at the Cadby Theatre in the Humanities Building at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.

For more information please call Jack Walsh at (443) 262-9449


Sign Language Classes Offered
Ongoing in 2016

Kids Can Sign is offering sign language classes for children at the Xtreme Bounce Zone in Millersville. Classes are geared toward Babies (ages 1-24 months) and their caregivers as well as Toddlers (ages 2-4 years). Discover the many benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) with children in a fun and relaxed environment. Signing provides pre-verbal children a way to communicate, helping to avoid frustration. It increases fine motor skills, verbal skills and literacy skills. Most of all, signing is a fun way to spend time with your child. Call today to find out more. 410-421-5843

Chester Maryland

"I Love Someone With Lymphoma" - Supporting Sarah Meyers:
Date: Ongoing in 2016
Please help local resident Sarah Meyers!

To donate directly please send to:
Sarah Meyers Fund
P.O. Box 224
Chester, MD 21619
Thanks to everyone in the community for helping out!
-Kent Island Online

Stevensville Maryland

Ongoing in 2016
Community Mediation Upper Shore can help with free, confidential mediation services in Queen Anne's, Kent and Cecil counties. Call 410-810-9188 or E-mail for more information.

Delmarva Guide

"Ride Share to DC"
Ongoing in 2016

Anyone interested in sharing a ride to work from Kent Island to Washington, DC on a daily basis? Share gas and expenses and we can use the commuter two-man express lanes. I presently work in Anacostia, Bolling AFB, Washington, DC. If interested, please call 703-643-7073.

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