Community Life

Chesapeake Cats & Dogs 3rd Annual Plant Sale: "Plants for the Pets"

Saturday May 5, 2012   9am-2pm
CCAD Adoption Center
300A Island Professional Park
Stevensville (across from Western Auto)
Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, House Plants, Hanging Baskets and much, much more!
ALL proceeds help support the rescued animals in our care.
More Info: 410-643-9955
*Enter the raffle for a chance to win a Garden Cart filled with gardening accessories!

Oxford Day 2012- Dog Walk and Dog show

Fun Day for All! Dog Walk benefits Talbot Humane!

Saturday April 28th   The Fun Begins at 8AM!

Join the fun of Oxford Day Saturday, April 28  for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services.  More information at Talbot Humane!



Once again, the Inn at Perry Cabin will open its doors and host the St. Michaels Community Center's Fourth Annual Fashion Show, Tea and Silent Auction on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Guests will enjoy a delightful afternoon Tea, complete with tea sandwiches, scones, tea cakes and sweets on the beautiful veranda of The Inn at Perry Cabin, weather permitting. The Fashion Show will feature attire from the Chesapeake Bay Outfitters and Charisma and jewelry pieces will be shown by Guilford and Company, Silver Linings and DBS Jewelers. Businesses from St. Michaels and individual donors are donating lovely items for the Silent Auction.
The St. Michaels Community Center's mission is to strive to fill the unmet needs of the Bay Hundred community. Proceeds from this event will support the SMCC programs which include free weekly luncheons and activities for seniors, free holiday dinners, clothes drives, teen nights, after school programs and summer camps for children. In addition, SMCC sponsors the Summer Concert Series in Muskrat Park, the annual summer community theater production, holiday events, movie nights, family events, computer and adult classes and the very popular bus trips throughout the year.


Collaborative Practice is a successful mechanism for dispute resolution, particularly in the area of family law. As with other traditional methods, clients of modest means may be unable to afford the Collaborative Practice model.

To address this issue, Mid-Shore Pro Bono has obtained funding from the Administrative Office of the Courts to pilot this project. Using a panel of local volunteer attorneys who have been trained in the Collaborative Practice and have agreed to represent clients on a pro bono or reduced fee basis, Mid-Shore Pro Bono hopes to use this funding to expand its legal services in the area of Family Law.

Overview of Collaborative Process:

Collaborative Practice stresses cooperation over combativeness, and engages parties outside of the courtroom to come to mutual and respectful agreement. Hundreds of family law attorneys in Maryland are trained in Collaborative Practice, and those numbers are rapidly growing.

Collaborative Practice is an alternative legal process focused on minimizing conflicts that is gaining in popularity across the region. Like mediation, Collaborative Practice is an interest-based negotiation. However, in Collaborative Practice, the parties and both attorneys agree in writing to work together to find mutually agreeable resolutions and stay out of court.

In this Pilot Project, each party will have its own collaborative-trained lawyer as well as the option of calling on other specialists – such as a mental health counselor, a neutral financial advisor or a child specialist – to provide additional support. The Collaborative Process focuses on helping the divorcing couple and their family move forward with their lives less painfully and more productively.

Benchworks Develops History Microsite for Chrysler Brand

Benchworks has developed a special digital project for the Chrysler brand that will appeal to car enthusiasts and consumers alike.

The Benchworks creative and digital teams worked closely with the Chrysler brand team to execute the new digital project, a history microsite created to tell the history of Walter P. Chrysler and the Chrysler brand, www.chryslerhistory.com. The site comprises various webisodes, launched in the Fall of 2011 with new stories to be added throughout 2012.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Chrysler Brand. They have a rich and engaging story to tell and we are proud to be supporting their creative and proactive strategies to compete in today’s market,” says Thad Bench, CEO of Benchworks.

Benchworks’ role includes content management, asset management, scripting, video production, design and deployment of this unique microsite for Chrysler.

Local doctor studies the effect of common medicines and supplements on pancreatic cancer

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

One in three people will be affected by cancer.  Those odds are chilling – actually, they’re downright terrifying.  How can a disease that touches so many of us still be so difficult to treat? Shouldn’t a common disease have a common treatment?

Dr. Maher Nashed has seen cancer patients benefit from common medicines and supplements – many of them available over the counter.  He has been approved to study the effects of these medicines on Stage IV Pancreatic cancer patients.  The patient must no longer be receiving chemotherapy or other treatment to participate in the study.  This is a 6 week study and the medications will be provided by Dr. Nashed in either his Middletown, DE or Elkton, MD office.  In previous patients these medications resulted in a decrease in tumor markers and a significant decrease in pain and pain medication.  

Dr. Nashed is not an oncologist, he is an allergist – and has seen allergy medications (and other common supplements) have a positive effect on cancer.  He has been passionate about finding treatments for cancer since his sister passed away 36 years ago.  So why didn’t he go into oncology?  Because Dr. Nashed, a deeply religious Christian, believes God led him into his current specialty for a reason. Indeed, most oncologists would not even consider that cancer could be fought using simple OTC medicines and common prescriptions.

Chesapeake City - a small town BIG on charm!

Chesapeake City, MDIf you haven't spent some time in Chesapeake City, MD lately - you're missing out! The town is actually split by the C&D canal, but most of the tourist attractions are on the south side.

A ferry was once required to cross the canal, but now the suspension bridge on Route 213 allows easy access. The bridge itself is a tourist attraction, as it's high enough to allow large ships to pass underneath. 

The town boast several well-known restaurants & bars including The Tap Room, The Bayard House and The Chesapeake Inn. Schaefer's Canal House (on the north side) will be reopening under new ownership shortly. Several restaurants offer water-side dining in warmer months - and it's always a treat when the large ships pass by!

CBMM’s Frederick Douglass Day activities announced

The Frederick Douglass Honor Society (FDHS) and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) are partnering once again to present Frederick Douglass Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the museum’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD.

“Learning from the past, educating for the future” is the theme for this year’s event, which features exhibits about Douglass’ life and work, genealogy workshops, cooking demonstrations, dance, live music, regional foods, and activities for children to learn about the cultural diversities established in the Bay region’s early heritage. Shipbuilding techniques used by Douglass will also be demonstrated at the boatshop.

CBMM gives active military families free admission Memorial Day through Labor Day

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has announced free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2012.

The promotion is part of CBMM’s affiliation with Blue Star Museums—a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, and more than 1,500 museums across America. CBMM offers free, individual admission to all active military for the balance of the year.

Open daily from 9am to 6pm Memorial Day through Labor Day, CBMM celebrates the Chesapeake Bay and its cultures through twelve exhibit buildings over 18 waterfront acres in historic St. Michaels, MD. Highlights of a visit include climbing and exploring the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, interacting with real shipwrights building authentic, wooden Chesapeake boats, taking a river cruise on the buyboat Mister Jim, and engaging in numerous hands-on exhibits and family-oriented activities and events.


Runners, walkers, families and nature enthusiasts are invited to enjoy emerging signs of spring when the Arboretum hosts its seventh annual Arbor Day Run Sat., April 7.

The event features a 5K Run, a One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk and a 100-yard dash for kids. Participants will catch glimpses of spring as they run the cross-country trail plotted along the Arboretum’s network of scenic forest and meadow paths. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the Kids’ Dash at 8:45 a.m. The 5K Run and Family Fun Run/Walk commence at 9 a.m.

“Green” prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. 5K participants will receive white oak saplings in honor of Arbor Day. For fee information and to register, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org.

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