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Christmas Shopping Season Begins November 6 at Robin Hood Shop

EASTON
October 12, 2012

The Robin Hood Shop’s annual Christmas Showcase begins on Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. Featured merchandise will include Christmas decorations, toys, gift items, clothing and fashion accessories. The shop will be closed on Monday, November 5 to prepare for this annual event.

Preparing for the Robin Hood Shop’s Christmas Showcase are (left to right) robin Hood Shop manager Helen Travers with Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Lee Boyce and Lucy Phillips.

Preparing for the Robin Hood Shop’s Christmas Showcase are (left to right) robin Hood Shop manager Helen Travers with Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Lee Boyce and Lucy Phillips.

Shoppers who come to the Christmas Showcase on November 6 can also purchase raffle tickets to win a basket of holiday-themed prizes. The showcase will continue through the holiday season with new merchandise available daily.

Volunteers from the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary operate the Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High Street in Cambridge. Proceeds from the shop benefit programs and services of Dorchester General Hospital.

The Robin Hood Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about making a tax deductible donation and joining the Auxiliary as a volunteer, call 410-228-6339.


Organizers of the recent Cambridge Wings & Wheels event present Baywater Animal Rescue with $625 to help the homeless animals. L to R Jonny Johnston (Cambridge Motorsports), Suzette Stitely (Baywater Animal Rescue), Kirsten Strohmer (MTS Bradcasting) and Ted Bryant (B & B Sport Aviation). Next year’s event is planned for September 7, 2013. www.cambridgewingsandwheels.com

Maryland Capital Enterprises granted $600K to help small businesses

October 2012

The US Treasury Department has announced that MCE (Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.) has been awarded a $600,000 grant to aid its effort to assist small businesses on the Shore and in the Baltimore – Annapolis area of the State of Maryland.

The grant adds $100,000 to MCE’s $1 million revolving small business loan fund. It will also fund a new project that is an Incubator Without Walls to work intensely with 20 small businesses ready to grow to the next level and make them successful million dollar businesses. This Project will be a model for the Nation.

MCE Executive Director Hayley Gallagher said “I join our board Chairman, Dan Keunnen, in being excited about the opportunity that this gives us to help this area’s economy. We are grateful for the confidence in us that this grant award shows and for the support of our US Senators Mikulski and Cardin.”

“As a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, I am extremely pleased that Maryland Capital Enterprises has been selected to receive a significant CDFI Grant to help small businesses in the community,” said U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. “Maryland Capital Enterprises has a proven track recording in providing important support services, loans and counseling for Maryland small businesses, helping more than 100 entrepreneurs a year improve their skills so they can succeed.”

MCE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in the State of Maryland in 1998, that has served Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a micro-enterprise development organization for twelve years. It expanded its micro-lending program to the Baltimore-Annapolis area over a year ago. MCE is based in Salisbury and has an office in Baltimore. It is certified by the US Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), by USDA as an Intermediary Micro-lender, by SBA as the State’s only SBA Intermediary Micro-lender, and by the State of Maryland as its Intermediary Micro-lender.

Heavy Weekend Traffic Expected at Bay Bridge

September 2012

Motorists Advised to Travel Off-Peak, Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726) for Current Traffic Conditions

Due to Sunfest in Ocean City, Md., motorists should expect higher than normal traffic volumes Thursday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 23. The MDTA will monitor traffic conditions throughout the weekend and, weather permitting, implement two-way operations (in which one lane of eastbound traffic is put on the westbound span) to help alleviate potential eastbound delays.

The MDTA encourages motorists to travel off-peak. The best times to travel this weekend are:
Thursday and Friday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Motorists residing north of Baltimore may consider taking northbound I-95 to DE 1 south. For interactive traffic maps, visit deldot.gov/traffic/map.ejs.

For Statewide traffic conditions, visit md511.org.

The MDTA urges motorists to stay alert and use caution when traveling the bridge:
• Call 1-877-BAYSPAN (1-877-229-7726) for 24/7 traffic conditions at the bridge.
• Visit baybridge.com to view live traffic cameras at the bridge and to sign up for traffic and email alerts.
• Obey posted speed limits and overhead lane-control signals.
• Stay alert — do not change lanes while traveling over the bridge.
• Make sure your vehicle is “road ready”– one disabled vehicle can cause extensive backups.
• If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain inside your vehicle and call #77 for assistance.

Police Involved Shooting in Queen Anne’s County – Updated

Maryland State Police Press Release
08/23/12

UPDATE ON POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING IN QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

(CENTREVILLE, MD) – As the police investigation continues, investigators are identifying the suspect who was a walk-off from a pre-release facility and, after arming himself during a break-in of a nearby home, was fatally wounded in the police involved shooting in Queen Anne’s County last evening.

The deceased suspect is identified as Michael J. Schluderberg, 25, who had been serving a three year sentence for assault in the Division of Correction and was currently housed at the Eastern Pre-Release Unit in Church Hill, Md. Before entering prison, his last known address was in Baltimore.

At about 6:00 p.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police from the Centreville Barrack were called to the Eastern Pre-Release Unit after correctional officers found Schluderberg missing during an inmate count. At about the same time, deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 600-block of Carvel Place Road for a report of a breaking, entering and theft. The homeowner said he had returned from work to find his house had been burglarized and several items, including a handgun and loaded magazines had been stolen. Deputies checking the neighborhood obtained a description of a suspicious man who had been seen around the area earlier that afternoon, which was similar to the description of the inmate walk-off police were also looking for.

At about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, the deputy who had taken the breaking and entering report spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description walking along southbound Rt. 301, about one-half mile north of Rt. 305. He alerted other deputies and state troopers in the area and several units converged on the location. Officers gave repeated verbal commands to the suspect, which he ignored. As a deputy attempted to approach, the suspect turned and fired multiple rounds from a handgun at officers. Police returned fire, but the suspect turned and ran through a soybean field toward a farm about one-half mile away.

The farm owner heard the gunfire on Rt. 301 and saw a man running toward his residence through the field. He secured his family and told them to call 911. The farmer told investigators he then armed himself with a handgun and confronted the suspect as he came out of the bean field. The farmer said the suspect was holding a knife, but dropped it.

Moments later, an officer from the Centreville Police Department arrived at the farm and attempted to convince the suspect to surrender. The suspect repeatedly refused to surrender.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect repeatedly told the officer and the farmer he was not going back to jail and they would have to kill him. The suspect began backing down a dirt lane away from the officer, while the officer continued to try to convince him to surrender.

The suspect then suddenly reached behind him in a threatening manner as if he was trying to pull something from his waistband. Knowing the suspect had been armed and had fired at officers and in fear for his life, the officer fired his pistol and wounded the suspect.

The Centreville police officer provided immediate emergency care to the suspect while EMS personnel were summoned. Medics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

Maryland State Police crime scene technicians and investigators from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office spent last night and this morning searching the expansive area where this incident occurred. Police recovered a handgun in the bean field which is believed to be the one stolen from the home on Carvel Place Road. A knife was recovered on the farm where the farm owner first confronted the suspect. Investigators also found an apparent suicide note near the body of the suspect.

No police officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. A cooperative investigation is being conducted by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Centreville Police Department and the Maryland State Police. Assistance was also provided by personnel from the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department. Administrative investigations will also be conducted by the police departments whose personnel fired their weapons, which is procedure.

The Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office investigator was on scene to assist. Once complete, the investigation will be presented to the state’s attorney for review.

Due to the police involved shooting occurring on Rt. 301, the southbound lanes of the highway had to be closed to traffic until the early morning hours of today while the investigation was conducted. Traffic was diverted around the area by a State Highway Administration detour. One southbound lane was opened about 1:00 a.m. and both lanes were opened shortly after 2:00 a.m. today.

The investigation is continuing.

Note:
Updated 6/23/12 at 12:48 via updated Press Release from MSP

SHA Repairs MD 331 Dover Bridge

SHA REPAIRS MD 331 DOVER BRIDGE

Drivers Should Plan Ahead for Single-lane Closures at Night

(August 9, 2012) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) is repairing damage to the MD 331 Dover Bridge over the Choptank River beginning Sunday, August 19. The repair work will cost approximately $20,000 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.

The Dover Bridge connects Talbot and Caroline Counties on MD 331 (Dover Bridge Road). This work will repair the portal steel damage to the bridge’s superstructure caused by a vehicle impact in February 2012. All work will be done nightly from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. by Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. of Annapolis MD.

A flagging operation crew will guide motorists through single lane closures in the work zone during the hours when repair work is being conducted. Motorists will not incur any lane closures during the day until 7 p.m.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.

Nonprofit Organization Feeds Eastern Shore Pets in Need

Easton, MD
July 31, 2012

Pet Pantries, a new Maryland nonprofit corporation, recently formed to support pets in need on the Eastern Shore. The organization’s mission is to keep the pet food pantries of Baywater Animal Rescue, Caroline Humane, and Talbot Humane filled year round.

Pet Pantries is the only independent nonprofit with 501(c)(3) pending on Maryland’s Eastern Shore assisting multiple Humane pet food pantries.

“We founded Pet Pantries after reading a heart-wrenching front-page story last fall about Dorchester Humane having to turn away owners in need of food for their pets,” says Pet Pantries President Barbara Mulready. “There is such a high demand for pet food in this area and we exist because the community needs us. Our goal is to keep pets out of the shelters and in their homes. When people come to Humanes’ pantries asking for food, that’s where our supplies come in.”

Mary Kramer, co founder and vice president of Pet Pantries, with her son David collecting food for Pet Pantries at Giant.

Mary Kramer, co founder and vice president of Pet Pantries, with her son David collecting food for Pet Pantries at Giant.

Humane organizations typically have two separate food supplies: one to feed the Humane’s pets internally and one to provide food for the public. Pet Pantries works to stock the public food pantry, serving pet owners who have fallen on hard times during challenging economical times.

“We have over 200 people using our Pet Food Pantry and gave out 18,000 pounds of food last year,” says Suzette Stitely, executive director of Baywater Animal Rescue (formerly Dorchester Humane Society). “There’s no doubt in my mind that without this service, many pets would go hungry. We see many people who really have to depend on us to feed their pets.”

Similar to food pantries for humans, Pet Pantries accepts donations and pet food through events, food drives, and community efforts combined. The organization has held pet food drives in local schools, fitness centers, retirement centers, and local businesses.

“We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the tremendous support we have received from the community, remarks Mulready. “From students and businesses organizing pet food drives to dedicated individuals going the extra mile to pick up donations, we are extremely thankful to all of our volunteers and supporters.”

Since its establishment in January 2012, Pet Pantries has been highly successful, collecting 8,000 lbs. of cat and dog food to date. Pet Pantries will be launching several new fundraising initiatives in the fall.
“We are the voice of the pets that cannot ask for help,” Mulready says. “We are always seeking support from the community and invite the public to visit our new website to learn how they can get involved.”

About Pet Pantries
Pet Pantries is a Maryland nonprofit organization that formed in January 2012. Its mission is to keep Bay Water Animal Rescue (formerly Dorchester Humane), Caroline, and Talbot Humanes’ pet food pantries filled. These pet food pantries are used like food pantries. They enable their owners to keep their furry friends at home, especially during difficult economic times. For more information or to make a donation, either as an individual or a business, visit www.petpantries.org.

Mid-Shore Challengers 9th Annual Benefit Dance & Auction

Mid-Shore Challengers
Providing Recreational Activities for Children & Young Adults with Special Needs
9th Annual Benefit Dance & Auction
Featuring
Great Train Robbery
Saturday July 28, 20128:00 PM to 12:00
Easton Elks Lodge #1622
Dutchman’s Lane, Easton Md
8:00 PM to 12:00
Tickets $20
 50/50* Cake Wheel* Live Auction* Egg Table
*Cash Bar & Lite Fare*
For Tickets & Info. Call Robin 410-822-3838
Must be 18 Years Old
Casual Attire

Summer Programs at the Country School in Easton

This summer, The Country School in Easton, MD will be holding a variety of summer programs. The details for each program are below:

Country School Summer Fun: ARTS & CRAFTS I – Ms. Brent – Art Room
June 11 – 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Students entering 1st and 2nd grades will enjoy making fun and exciting arts and crafts projects. If you love being creative, and having fun with a variety of art materials, you’ll love this camp! You’ll explore a variety of fun, creative, and exciting materials that we don’t use in art class. Finally, a camp full of FUN, FUN, FUN! Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $100 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: ARTS & CRAFTS II
– Ms. Brent – Art Room
June 18 – 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Students entering 3rd and 4th grades will absolutely love using their imagination to create a variety of fun arts and crafts projects. You’ll use clays, paint, and a variety of other fun art materials to make exciting projects you’ll just love. A fun and creative imagination is all that is needed for an afternoon of creating exciting art projects. Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $100 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: I’M A BIG KID NOW! – Mrs. Kullman & Ms. Amaral – Room 12B
A class offered for preschoolers who are a year away from Kindergarten.
June 18 – 22, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
For those who just can’t wait for Kindergarten, join us for a week of Country School summer camp. Students will have lots of fun with hands on activities, making crafts, reading great books, and playing fun games just like the big kids in Kindergarten. Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: JUMP START TO KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Godlee and Ms. BrentRoom 12A & Art Room
Kindergarten families see registration form and information in enrollment contract packet.
June 11 – 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 noonJump Start is for the incoming Kindergartner in September 2012. It provides a wonderful way for your child to adjust to their new school while spending a week engaged in fun-filled activities and games with their classmates. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: MONEY MATTERS – Mr. Nittle – Room 6 and Ollie Computer Lab
June 11 -15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class is open to students entering 6th – 9th grades. You’ve finally started earning money – maybe you’re babysitting, mowing lawns, walking dogs, or just doing chores. So, what do you do now that your piggy bank is stuffed? What happens with your money when you give it to a parent to put into your bank account? How does a checking account or a savings account work? What is a Money Market account? What is a CD? What is a stock? These are just a few of the questions we’ll explore in “Money Matters,” a fun program designed to help you understand some of the things you can do to keep your money safe or make it grow. Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $100 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: PAINTING FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST – Mrs. Horsey – Room 14
June 11 -15, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Class is open to students entering 5th – 8th grades. A fun, creative and relaxed time for painting all week. Students will paint images while exploring line, shape, form, color, and composition. Using watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint, they will have the chance to paint still life, landscapes and more! Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: POINT, CLICK, EDIT: FUN WITH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
– Mrs. Schorr & Mrs. Frederick – Ollie Lab
June 11 – 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rising 4th-6th graders bring your own digital camera and have fun experimenting with different kinds of photography: indoor, outdoor, motion, still, different lighting, and more! Experiment with the settings on your camera, and get creative editing your photos in iPhoto. If you do not have a camera, we could arrange for you to borrow one. Registration in limited to 10 students. The cost is $100 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: SEW MUCH FUN! – Mrs. Frederick – Aftercare Room
June 11 – June 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Possible second offering: June 25 – June 29 (Want to come twice!? Or just can’t make the first session? Please email jfrederick@countryschool.org to indicate your interest in this second offering.)
Rising 4th – 8th graders, come spend a week beginning or expanding your sewing skills! Beginning sewers, construct a decorative pillow or lined drawstring bag. Sewers with more experience will learn how to use a pattern to make a simple skirt, or may choose from other projects depending upon experience. Students must provide their own sewing machine; a child’s toy sewing machine will not be sufficient. After registration, you’ll receive a list of tools and materials you’ll need to bring with you. Registration is limited to 8 students. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: THE DANGEROUS CAMP FOR BOYS
– Mr. Nittle – Room 6
June 11 -15, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Class is open for students entering 3rd – 8th grades. Want to fire a two-liter bottle a hundred feet in the air using a simple bicycle pump? Maybe you’d like to shoot a marshmallow across a room? Are you looking for new ways to entertain yourself on a rainy day? If so, rediscover timeless games and projects that many people have overlooked or forgotten in today’s fast-paced, technology-infused world. Inspired by The Dangerous Book for Boys, campers will “travel back” to a time when children spent hours running around the yard exploring, inventing, and building. Come join the fun! Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

Country School Summer Fun: THE DARING CAMP FOR GIRLS – Mr. Nittle – Room 6
June 25 – 29, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Class is open for students entering 3rd – 8th grades. Want to fire a two-liter bottle a hundred feet in the air using a simple bicycle pump? Maybe you’d like to shoot a marshmallow across a room? Are you looking for new ways to entertain yourself on a rainy day? If so, rediscover timeless games and projects that many people have overlooked or forgotten in today’s fast-paced, technology-infused world. Inspired by The Daring Book for Girls, campers will “travel back” to a time when children spent hours running around the yard exploring, inventing, and building. Come join the fun! Registration is limited to 10 students. The cost is $175 per student. Tuition is due on or before June 1. Visit www.countryschool.org for more information.

The following information applies to all programs.
Location: The Country School 716 Goldsborough St. Easton, MD 21601
Contact: 410.822.1935

Hearthstone Health and Fitness Opens Innovative New Business in Easton with Focuses on Fitness, Nutrition and Health

Easton, Maryland
May 2012

Hearthstone Health and Fitness, Inc. (“Hearthstone”), the new fitness and wellness center in Easton, announces that it opened for business on May 21.

Hearthstone Health and Fitness has taken up residence at 102 Marlboro Avenue in Easton. Hearthstone’s owners, Dave and Martha Tuthill of Oxford, have transformed the former Blockbuster Video location into a state-of-the-art facility that will bring together the very best in exercise and nutritional science, fitness equipment and highly qualified expert staff. First and foremost, Hearthstone will provide a superior client commitment to deliver an integrated and complete wellness experience for the individual just starting his wellness journey to the elite athlete looking to improve their performance.

Dave Tuthill, Hearthstone’s President and CEO, was inspired to create Hearthstone following his own wellness journey. In 1991, Dave weighed more than 330 pounds. By 2011, he was down to 280 but now suffered from Crohns Disease and Type 2 Diabetes and was dependent on over 15 medications. Mr. Tuthill finally saw results in the winter of 2011 after working a science-based wellness program that integrated fitness, nutrition, his personal physician and his own knowledge growth. “To date I have lost more than 70 pounds, no longer need insulin to manage my Diabetes and have made many positive changes in my life because I aligned myself with a team of professionals that were all aware of my goals and worked together to help me achieve them,” comments Mr. Tuthill. “I realized there are so many people out there like me – they want to be healthy and be an active participant in their own health journey. That’s when I decided to “pay it forward” to those who need to find their way to better health and fitness by being part of a supportive, integrated and like-minded community.”

The Hearthstone approach takes a 360-degree look at all the factors affecting wellness: physical fitness, nutrition, balance and mental health. The company will be led by a seven-person management team that includes a Director of Fitness, Life Coach and Registered Dietitian. Hearthstone will also partner with many area physicians and guest medical professionals to provided a “total lifestyle” concept to their clients.

Mr. Tuthill remarks, “Many gyms employ non-degreed staff with a training certificate they got off the internet. At Hearthstone, we are putting a significant amount of resources into ensuring we employ individuals who have undergraduate and, in most cases, graduate degrees in exercise and health-related disciplines like exercise physiology, exercise science, physical education and kinesiology. All of our front-line staff are also credentialed from the industry’s leading certification organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the American Fitness Professional and Associates and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. And, unlike so many facilities, our staff have current certifications rather than just getting that certification once in their lifetimes.” Mr. Tuthill continues, “the industry is changing so rapidly that keeping current on the latest science and latest techniques is critical to helping clients work smarter and more efficiently rather than just harder.”

Both Mr. and Mrs. Tuthill were clients of personal trainers, regularly, over the last 20 years with minimal and sporadic success. “So often,” Mrs. Tuthill says “the trainers are only focused on selling memberships and training packages to achieve their bonuses. Somewhere in that formula, the needs and goals of the client gets diminished or forgotten.” Mrs. Tuthill continues, “At Hearthstone, our team is salaried. They are compensated based on their performance and customer satisfaction rather than how much they sell. This allows the team to really care about whether members achieve their targeted results. Measuring customer satisfaction is almost unheard of in this industry.”

The Hearthstone team will offer a wide variety of services from individual to group exercise training. Clients may also choose just to exercise on their own and the company will also provide support to those members. The Hearthstone philosophy stresses education and making informed choices. Clients may learn how to eat “clean and healthy” from their Registered Dietitian and can also learn how to bust through success roadblocks with the help of their Life Coach. These clients can also participate in frequent medical lectures from local and guest physicians and learn the latest scientific trends in wellness care. Hearthstone also wants their clients to have fun and encourages the social aspect found in most public fitness settings. The company takes this a step further and will organize group dinner parties at local restaurants featuring healthy food options.

Hearthstone will also offer the best in traditional and innovative fitness equipment for the improvement of cardiovascular health, functional training and resistance training. Members and non-members will have access to state-of-the-art scientific tests such as VO2 Max, Resting Metabolic Rate, Spirometry and Body Composition featuring the industry leading BOD POD. These quality tests are normally only found in university and major hospital settings.

Clients may also purchase nutritionally-balanced “meals and snacks to go” prepared in partnership with Mason’s Restaurant in Easton. These may be either pre-ordered or can be purchased from a rotating stocked inventory. All the meals are fresh, not frozen, and made from top quality ingredients. Hearthstone will also offer free ionized water and coffee to its clients.

Finally, Hearthstone will offer concierge services. Clients who want to eat healthy while traveling can have Hearthstone make their dinner reservations at restaurants featuring healthy food options. Hearthstone is a member of IHRSA and offers its clients a 50 percent day-pass discount on participating member clubs around the country. Similarly, local obstacles to exercise can be overcome through the help of Hearthstone’s talented staff.

Membership fees will be competitively priced starting at $60 per month with a one-time membership fee of $50. Periodically, Hearthstone will donate all or a portion of the one-time fee to local charities. Memberships are paid month-to-month with no long-term commitment. As Mr. Tuthill states, “we want our members to WANT to belong to Hearthstone. We don’t want to have them frustrated at having signed a long-term commitment to a facility they no longer enjoy or that doesn’t support their individual goals. We succeed only when our clients succeed.”

Further information can be found on Hearthstone’s website at www.HearthstoneHealthandFitness.com or by calling the facility at 410.690.3838.

About
Hearthstone Health and Fitness, Inc. (“Hearthstone”) is a cutting-edge health and fitness center in Easton, MD employing “lifestyle” concepts to improve health, reach new performance heights and slow the aging process for its members. Hearthstone’s credentialed staff will work with members to help them achieve their health goals. The facility provides state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in technology to help members see how their body responds, from the inside out, to focused exercise and a regimen of healthy eating. Hearthstone caters to everyone from the elite athlete looking to improve his or her performance to an individual just beginning his or her fitness journey. To learn more about Hearthstone, please visit http://www.hearthstonehealthandfitness.com or contact Dave Tuthill, president at Dave@HearthstoneHealthandFitness.com or 410.690.3838.