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KENTucky Derby Fundraiser to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation

On May 5th, the 7th Annual KENTucky Derby Fundraiser will be taking place in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  The event is a “Derby” style party with silent and live auctions, light fare, and live music.

In the past six years, we have close to $400,000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding research for a cure of this deadly form of skin cancer. 

   website:  www.mela-no-more.org

Dogs Jumping At Chance To Help Baywater Animal Rescue

Dogs are jumping, wagging and woofing about the Tails on Trails Walk to benefit the pets at Baywater Animal Rescue.  Cats also wish they could attend the dog walk scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge.  Registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 10am.  There will be vendors, refreshments and prizes for dogs raising the most money in sponsorships.   Dogs may also have their caricature drawn by local artist Rick Kollinger for a $20 donation. 

Dogs should have a current rabies vaccination and bring a human along to enjoy the wonderful trails at Horn Point.  A $20 registration fee is required.  Registration forms are available at local businesses and Baywater’s animal shelter.

25th Antique & Classic Boat Festival comes to CBMM June 15-17

A collection of antique Silver Arrow Chris-Craft boats headlines the 25th anniversary celebration of the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, to be held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD over Father’s Day weekend. The event takes place June 15-17 and is hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS).

Made in limited production in the late ‘50s, the 19′ Silver Arrow runabout is considered a collectable treasure today. Powered by a big V-8 Detroit engine, its unique design combines a wood hull with a sleek and sophisticated fiberglass exterior, distinguished by the Silver Arrow’s ‘50s-style tail fins.

The festival also features more than 100 antique and classic boats, as well as building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, craft vendors, and a nautical flea market featuring classic old boats, motors, and more. A selection of regional and grilled foods, beer and music will be provided throughout the festival.

Baywater Animal Rescue Hosts Community Baby Shower

No one attending this baby shower needs to worry about constructing frilly bouquets from used ribbons or whether their gift is the absolute cutest.  This baby shower is for puppies and kittens, so all eyes will be on the irresistible fur balls, and the cuteness quotient will already be through the roof.

The Baby Shower takes place Saturday April 21, from 1-3 PM at Baywater Animal Rescue’s shelter - 4930 Bucktown Rd. Cambridge.   People are asked to stop in during the event.  No appointments or reservations are needed.

Litters full of puppies and kittens have already started arriving at Baywater Animal Rescue (formerly Dorchester Humane Society).  Baywater has its hands full and needs the public’s help to make sure it’s  prepared for all of its babies’ needs. They are asking people to attend its baby shower or volunteer to be a foster home. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given out.

Attendees are asked to bring a gift for a puppy or kitten.  Wrapping is not necessary.  Besides foster homes, the youngsters need canned kitten and puppy food, kitten milk replacer, toys, towels and blankets.  Baywater also needs paper towels, bleach, and dishwashing detergent.  Donations will also be gladly accepted.  Please make checks payable to Baywater Animal Rescue or donate on-line www.baywateranimalrescue.org.

4th Annual Chesapeake City 5K Run / Walk

North Chesapeake City, MD

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 Rain or Shine

Warm up time 6:00 AM ---  Race start at 8:00 AM

Pre- Registration before June 25th $20.00

Registration at the event $25.00

Commemorative shirt for participants who paid by 6-25-2012

Please bring a non perishable food item to benefit Chesapeake City community food kitchens. Items requested are tuna, peanut butter and jelly.

Talbot Humane: Employee of the quarter and Pet of the Week!

Talbot Humane is pleased to announce our Employee of the 1st Quarter 2012 as Garry Robinson.

Garry began his career with Talbot Humane as a volunteer.  It all started when he made a promise to his beloved cat.  Before she passed away he promised to volunteer his time a Talbot Humane to give love and compassion to kitties in need.   From the beginning Garry was dependable and compassionate, coming in to help care for the cats daily- even on holidays.  When a position opened for a part time animal care technician in December, he was the perfect match!

Selected by a landslide by his co-workers for his dedication to the animals, compassion and work ethic, Garry is always pleasant and kind.

Photo: Garry Robinson and “Emmett”  a 9 yr old declawed neutered male.  He is Garry’s favorite guy and is currently available for adoption


We at Talbot Humane consider ourselves lucky to have Garry as part of our family, and hope he is with us for many years to come! 

Benchworks Appoints Director

Benchworks is pleased to announce that Caitlin Hawthorne has been appointed to the position of Director. Her role at Benchworks will include market development and senior level consulting leveraging her pharmaceutical marketing expertise.

Ms. Hawthorne brings a wealth of expertise to Benchworks, having nearly thirteen years of product management and sales experience with Sanofi, one of the world’s most respected pharmaceutical companies.

St. Michaels Running Festival: A Day of Fun & Wellness

The first annual St. Michaels Running Festival will be held in historic St. Michaels, MD, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Festival activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an opening  ceremony, followed by a rolling start for a 10K run, the USATF certified half marathon, and a 5K run/walk. The races and walks are open to people of all fitness levels and abilities.   The routes will include the streets of historic St. Michaels and its waterfront communities, the Martingham golf community, and the newly paved rails to trails nature path. Race timing and management support for the race is provided by Pacers Events, Inc. from Arlington, VA.

Each race and walk will be followed by an awards ceremony.  Live music, featuring BritishMania, an authentic Beatles Tribute Band and the local band, "Them Eastport Oysterboys” and DJ Groundhog, will round out this daylong family-oriented festival. Children will be entertained with a moon bounce, face painting, music and dancing. Eastern Shore hospitality will be served up with signature pit beef and steamed crabs. At the end of the day, massage therapists will provide sports massages to tired athletes.

Call to Artists for Handmade from the Heart


Artists who live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore or have taken part in past Handmade from the Heart shows are invited to apply to Evergreen Cove’s 12th annual gift and art sale, to be held on December 7 and 8, 2012 at The Historical Society of Talbot County Auditorium.  

The application form is available at www.evergreencove.org or by request at 410-819-3395.  The deadline for receipt of applications is July 1, 2012.

Handmade from the Heart combines fundraising with a celebration of local artists, including popular past artists and highlighting new artists. The show features handmade items such as jewelry, pottery or ceramics, textiles, stained glass, woodwork, works on paper, metals, and mixed media.

아메리칸 룰렛Free Child Fingerprint & Photo Kits from Mid Atlantic Tire & The Easton P.D

 A missing child is every parent’s worst nightmare. That’s why Mid Atlantic Tire and the Easton Police Department are teaming up to help keep kids safe 

by providing K.ID’s, a free fingerprint and photo kit, to families in the mid shore area. The K.ID event will be held on Saturday April 14th from 1-3 P.M at Mid Atlantic Tire, on the corner of Dover Road and Teal Drive in Easton.

K.ID’s are kits that store vital information such as finger prints, phot

While everyone hopes the K.ID’s never need to be used, the participating child’s parent or guardian will be given the only copy of the prints and photos for safe keeping. No duplicate copies will be kept by the police department or any other third party, and the information will not be entered into any database.os, hairsamples and other information that can be used to help locate missing children if the unthinkable occurs. The K.ID’s will be provided for free by Mid Atlantic Tire, and fingerprints will be administered by a member of Easton Police Department.

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