The Mariner's Concierge:
Hey boaters - It's no fun when you run out of ice, food or beverages while your having fun right? Be sure to store the phone number for The Mariner's Concierge:
443-531-1661. They will keep your gathering going by delivering what you need right to your boat! They also do in-cabin cleaning, catering, pet care, and more!
Boating Hospitality Services right here on Kent Island!
Octoberfest in Historic Stevensville:
October 7th, 2017
An afternoon of family fun takes place in Historic Stevensville from Noon to 5 p.m. October 7th at the old Cray House lawn and surrounding areas.
Bruce Navarros Backyard Blues band and special musical guest Jonathon Seeman will provide entertainment. Smokehouse Grill will be cooking up brats, pulled
pork, pulled beef and hotdogs while local breweries and distilleries offer samples of their wares.
Grab a team of buddies and join in the Corn Hole Tournament, where sign ups start a Noon and the tournament kicks off at 12:30. The cost is $40 per team
with cash prizes.
Crafts for kids will be provided by My Little Studio which is hosting a Root Beer Garden.
An added bonus is that the towns nearby historic sites will be open for touring.
This family friendly event is hosted by the Historic Stevensville Art and Entertainment District, said Ashley Chenault, Queen Annes County Tourism
Development Coordinator. We look forward to bringing the community to this event to welcome in the fall. We would like to see this become an annual Kent
Island event. For more information contact Ashley Chenault at 410.604.2100 or email@example.com.
UCVFD Roadside Chicken & Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser:
October 7th, 2017
Roadside Chicken & Pulled Pork BBQ Fundraiser begins at 10AM - Cost is $10 Meal which includes your choice of half a chicken or a pulled pork sandwich, 2
sides, roll and a drink. 10 am until sold out, at United Communities VFD,
9604 Romancoke Rd, Stevensville.
2nd Annual Blue Bay Farms Festival:
October 14th, 2017
Saturday October 14th is a fun, family-friendly day on the Chesapeake Bay to support The Sweet Bay Magnolia Academy at The McArdle Center for children
with autism on the Eastern Shore and beyond. Visit www.bluebayfest.com for tickets and more information.
KI Elks Lodge #2576 Annual Crab Feast:
October 14, 2017
The Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576 Annual Crab Feast is October 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Lodge - 2525 Romancoke Rd.
Stevensville, MD 21666 and Includes a Buffett, Draft Beer, Crabs and Entertainment!
First Responder Appreciation Day Golf Tournament:
October 14, 2017
The 2nd Annual Back the Badge First Responder Appreciation Day Golf Tournament is October 14th at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. Contact our friends at
Smoke Rattle & Roll for more info...
KIFA Kids Night Out:
October 20, 2017
Kent Island Federation of Arts is presenting KIDS NIGHT OUT for ages 7+ on Friday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Fun, crafts, and pizza!
Click here for more information: http://www.kifa.us/childrens--classes---camps.html
Chance to win a great vacation and support mental health services in Queen Anne's County!:
October 21, 2017
Raffle tickets for a trip of a lifetime are now on sale! Winner will have the opportunity to pick from three exciting trips: wine tour of Napa Valley, sun and fun in Cabo San Lucas, or skiing in
Canada. $100/chance and only 100 will be sold. The winner ticket will be drawn at Queen Anne County’s Mental Health Committee’s (QACMHC) Spurs & Spirits Barn Party fundraiser on
October 21. Proceeds will support QACMHC’s mission to support those members of our community who need assistance coping with mental illness by providing grants to local organization
who provide mental health services.
For more information and to purchase raffle tickets or tickets to Spurs & Spirits Barn Party: www.qacmhc.org
Crabs for a Cure:
October 24, 2017
Tuesday October 24th at Harris Crab House is "Crabs for a Cure". Get your tickets here:
Smiles by the Bay 5K Run/Walk:
October 28, 2017
Giving the Edge Foundation Presents Smiles by the Bay 5K Run/Walk on Saturday October 28th starting at the Bay City Community Pavilion at 9AM. This event
supports the Kent Island Tornado Victims. More info:
UCVFD Halloween Open House:
October 28, 2017
United Communities Volunteer Fire Department OPEN HOUSE is Saturday October 28th from 10AM-2PM and Features: Costume Contest, Firetruck Rides, Halloween
Safety, Crafts, Free Food, Prizes, Moon Bounce, Unlimited FUN!! A 50/50 RAFFLE too!!!
No more 911 call busy signals on the Midshore::
Posted September, 2017
911 Dispatchers on the Midshore are joining ranks to ensure that 911 callers do not get a busy signal; instead overflow calls will roll over to another trained dispatcher in a neighboring county to
insure that all calls are answered by a professional.
“About 70 percent of 911 calls come in via cell phones,” said Director Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services, Scott Haas. “Today, after six 911 cell phone lines are in use, the
caller gets a busy signal. Our partnership with Kent, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester Counties will eliminate that problem.”
This will be particularly important when there are simultaneous emergencies. For example, if there is a car accident on Route 50 with multiple witnesses calling 911, while elsewhere in the county
someone is experiencing heart attack symptoms and someone else is hurt in a farming accident.
All Midshore dispatchers are trained in life safety instructions such as guiding someone through the steps for CPR, controlling bleeding and even childbirth.
“The message I really want to send to the public is that if you dial 911 and the call is answered by another county – do not hang up,” said Haas. “We are working together and help is on the way.”
Fosters for Dogs Needed:
Chesapeake Cats and Dogs is looking for people to foster dogs! The more fosters they have, the more lives they can save!
Please click here to apply to be a foster: http://www.chesapeakecatsanddogs.org/volunteer/benefits-of-fostering/
Free Logs, both Hardwood and Pine:
Free Logs, both Hardwood and Pine!! Must take a Large Truck Load - Free Delivery! Also - Free Large Quanity of Wood Chips!! Must take Large Truck Load
(20 Yards)!! Free Delivery - Call 410-827-5198 to be put on our list!!
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHES LOCAL CHAPTER:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.caseforsmiles.org
QAC Commissioners Seek Citizens for Boards & Commissions:
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 qac.org, 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 email@example.com 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 Kmart Offers Military Discounts on Tuesdays:
Tuesdays in 2017
Every Tuesday Kmart on Kent Island offers military people and their families a discount. So if your active or retired stop in every Tuesday for
your discount. Cashiers will have the one time use coupons. Some exclusion do apply see store for details. Kmart is located in Stevensville.
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
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 www.qacfec.org, 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 https://youtu.be/8tOMfOgSZQY.
Band Members Needed!
Ongoing in 2017
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 www.kicb.org or call Dee Dee Miller at