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The Mariner's Concierge:
Ongoing 2017

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!


Kent Island Race


Retro Ribs Night:
September 11th, 2017

RETRO RIB NIGHT at Adam's on Sept. 11th is a crazy deal! Join us Monday Night at Adam's Taphouse Grille in Chester starting at 5PM for a full rack of BBQ Baby Rack Ribs, fries and slaw...For just $11.99!!


Kent Island Yard Sale


QAC Mental Health Committee Accepting Grant Applications:
Due by September 15, 2017

The Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee (QACMHC) is accepting applications for its 2017 grants. QACMHC grants provide gap-filling funds to non-profit organizations that provide services to Queen Anne’s County citizens who need assistance with management of their mental health illnesses. Grant applications are due by September 15, 2017, and grants will be awarded by November 3, 2017.

For more information about QACMHC or to download the grant application, visit QACMHC.org. Any questions about the application process should be directed to Kelly Miller, QACMHC Grants Chair, (kmarksmen@yahoo.com or 410-218-1518).


Kent Island Logs


Local Artisians Needed:
Posted September 2017

I am looking for local Artisians for my shop in Chester Maryland. Please call Anthony at 410-253-8808 to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.


Kent Island Library


Sweet Frog Spirit Night for KIBCU:
September 14, 2017

Sweet Frog Kent Island Spirit Nights: 10% of the entire day's sales will come to Kent Island Beach Cleanups - KIBCU. Come say hello, learn about our cause, and get some FroYo!!

Thursday, September 14th


Kent Island Children


CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction Goes Caribbean!
September 16th, 2017

Come dressed in your chic tropical wear and enjoy an evening with Caribbean flair at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s Wet & Wild Auction on Saturday, September 16 from 6 to 9 pm in their Education Building in Grasonville. Proceeds will help CBEC expand its youth and adult environmental education programs.

The evening includes cocktails and dinner catered by Bridges Restaurant. Orlando Phillips’ island music, featuring his steel drums, will add to the Caribbean theme. Live and silent auction items, as usual, will be interesting and unique.

This year’s raffle offers a chance to win a Royal Caribbean Cruise for two to the Bahamas or Caribbean. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 200 will be sold. Winning ticket will be drawn at the Wet & Wild Auction, and winner need not be present.

The auction committee is requesting that community members and businesses support the event by becoming sponsors, donating auction items, and attending the event.

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. The center, located in Grasonville, offers four miles of hiking and kayaking trails, as well as a myriad of wildlife for nature lovers to explore and observe. CBEC receives no local, state or federal funding for its operating budget. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org

Tickets to the event and the raffle can be purchased at bayrestoration.org/wet-wild-auction. For more information about the event, email jwink@bayrestoration.org or call 410.827.6694.


Kent Island Mental Health


Opiates, Heroin and the Community!
September 19 & 21, 2017

Opiates, Heroin and the Community!
Two Presentations, You won’t want to miss this!
September 19th at 7PM at Queen Anne's County High School
September 21st at 7PM at Kent Island High School

You are invited to a Community Presentation about the current concerns as being a parent or family member. This is an unscripted panel from parents, after a short documentary movie.

This is a presentation every parent should attend, know the parents knowledge of signs and indicators for substance abuse.

As a community we stand together to combat Opioid Abuse, One person at a time, One community strong!” Sheriff Gary Hofmann.

Heroin and the Community


Kent Island Mental Health


2017 Victoria Class National Championship:
September 22-24, 2017

ON September 22, 23, 24, the Northern Virginia Model Yacht Club, in cooperation with the Kent Island yacht Club is Hosting the 2017 Victoria Class National Championship. We will be sailing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the docks on the West side of KIYC. More info: http://victoria2017ncr.blogspot.com/


Kent Island Food Benefits


Centreville's Oktoberfest:
September 23rd, 2017

Centreville's Oktoberfest is happening on September 23rd from 1-6pm at American Legion Jeff Davis Post 18 in Centreville.

Everyone is welcome. $10/adult. $5/child (11 yrs and under) Live entertainment featuring music from the Sons of Pirates with Frank McCreary, Jeff Mullin, Dan Reaves and Glenn Workman. We're asking everyone to help us make this annual event Centreville's premier fall attraction.

Our fundraiser is sponsored by Sam Adams, G&G Distributors, Blackwater Distilling, Schrader's Outdoors, LLC, I.A.B.S.O.R.I.W. Local Iron Workers' Union, Parks Tire & Auto Service INC, Auto Tech Inc, MC Iron Workers Local 5, Doc's Riverside Grille, Dover Scrap Metal and many other generous corporate and individual partners. Please check out our sponsors, their products and services.

The first 100 attendees will receive a Sam Adams glass beer mug for the event.

G&G Distributors is diligently working to see if Centreville can be selected for the Sam Adams Stein Hoist Competition at our Oktoberfest.

If we (Centreville) are graced with Sam Adams' stein hoist competition (we should have confirmation within a week). It will be HUGE for Post 18 and the community! The winners (male/female) get a local prize from Sam Adams and if their time of hoisting the stein qualifies, they will be invited by Sam Adams to compete in their National Stein Hoist competition in Boston! Kent Island Online will keep you in the know.


Kent Island Run


Mid-Shore Out of the Darkness Walk:
September 30, 2017

Mid-Shore Out of the Darkness Walk at the Chesapeake Heritage Center is September 30th. Watch the video and register to walk today. Everyone can help fight suicide.


Kent Island Camp


No more 911 call busy signals on the Midshore::
Posted August, 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.”


Kent Island Yard Sale


Fosters for Dogs Needed:
September 2017

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/


Kent Island Golf


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...

Back the Badge Golf


QAC Events


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


Kent Island Lumber


Free Logs, both Hardwood and Pine:
September, 2017

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!!


Kent Island Movie


NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHES LOCAL CHAPTER:
July 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: caseforsmilesannapolisshore@gmail.com, or visit www.caseforsmiles.org


Kent Island Volunteer


QAC Commissioners Seek Citizens for Boards & Commissions:
Ongoing 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 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 lthomas@qac.org 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


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.


Kent Island Race


Volunteers Wanted at your Local VFD:
Ongoing

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 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.


Kent Island Charity


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 443-995-2297.


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