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Sherman the Shorebird coming to the library

Caroline County Library
July 9, 2015

Who is seven feet tall, orange and loves the chicken dance and summer reading?

It’s Sherman the Shorebird, the mascot of the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball team, and he is coming to the Federalsburg Branch of the Caroline County Public Library on July 28 at 1:30pm.

Meet Sherman, listen to some great baseball stories, and get your picture taken with him!

Sherman the Shorebird - Photo: Delmarva Shorebirds.

Sherman the Shorebird – Photo: Delmarva Shorebirds.

STATE POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN CAROLINE COUNTY SHOOTING

Maryland State Police Press Release
06/25/2015 14:13

STATE POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN CAROLINE COUNTY SHOOTING

(Greensboro, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore arrested two suspects today who were involved with a shooting that occurred last night in Caroline County.

One of the accused is identified as Tony Elliott, Jr., 22 of the 4600 block of Skinners Run Road in Hurlock. Elliott is being charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. Elliott was arrested at 5:30 a.m. today and is currently being held without bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

The other suspect, 17 years old, was arrested last night shortly before midnight and is in police custody. He is not being identified at this time because he is a juvenile. He is also charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. He is currently being held at Caroline County Detention Center.

The victim is identified as Cory Mayes, 18 of the 25,000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro. He was transported yesterday evening to Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware for medical treatment. Police believe Mayes is acquainted with the suspects involved.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at approximately 7:00 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, assisted by officers from the Greensboro Police Department responded to the 25000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon the arrival of responding emergency personnel, Mayes was located inside of the residence suffering from a single gunshot wound in the torso.

Witnesses at the scene, along with statements from the victim identified the suspects. Both suspects were located at their respective residences in Caroline County and taken into custody without incident by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team. Sheriff deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police are still actively investigating additional leads. Anyone with information is urged to call the Maryland State Police, Easton Barrack at (410) 822-3101.

MD State Police Reports Impaired Driving Crash in Federalsburg

Maryland State Police Press Release
04/27/2015

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED DRIVING CRASHES ACROSS MD THIS WEEKEND

(Pikesville, MD) – Troopers investigated several crashes involving impaired drivers and arrested even more over this past weekend across the state.

This past weekend, April 24 through April 26, 2015, troopers investigated 12 collisions involving suspected impaired drivers. They also arrested 58 motorists suspected of operating a vehicle while impaired. Troopers remind everyone that impaired driving crashes are completely preventable by never driving after you have been drinking.

These collisions included:

Caroline Co. – Route 307 at Route 313, Federalsburg, MD – 3:20 p. m. – April 24 – Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash involving a car that ran off the roadway into a ditch after striking a curb. The driver was transported to the hospital and is suspected of DUI. Charges are pending.

Adkins Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps Begin June 15, 2015

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD—April 2015

Summer belongs to children. For the past ten years, families and children have grown with Adkins Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps. The camps provide extraordinary ways for children to enjoy summer the old-fashioned way—outdoors.

Campers will make lifelong memories while exploring the Arboretum’s woodland, meadows, streams and wetland. From grazing on blackberries to splashing in the Blockston Branch, the Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps provide children with a truly enchanted experience.

Camp Bumblebee, for preschoolers ages 2 and 3, runs June 15–19. Campers will search for caterpillars in the Funshine Garden, gather juicy blackberries along the meadow’s edge, and visit the Arboretum’s goat herd. From splashing in the stream to hunting for tadpoles in the wetland, Camp Bumblebee is summer at its best! Adults attend this camp with their children and enjoy the experience of discovering nature together.

Camp Pollywog (June 22–26) campers ages 4 to 6 will enjoy a golden week in the great outdoors, floating leaf and twig boats down the Blockston Branch, creating leafy magic carpets on the forest floor, and mixing up gooey wetland “parfaits.” Stories, crafts and healthy snacks are combined with games and guided nature exploration.

In Camp Paw Paw (June 29–July 3), campers ages 7 to 9 will enjoy a week of “Arrowhead Adventure” as they walked in the moccasin-clad footsteps of early Native Americans. Campers will craft tools from ironwood, hunt for arrowheads along the streambed, harvest squash from the Three Sisters garden, explore the Arboretum’s wigwams, and much more. Healthy snacks, guided exploration, Native American crafts, and team-building will round out the week.

Ever wonder what it takes to survive in the wildness? In Camp Egret (July 6– 10), campers ages 10 to 12 will learn the basics, from navigating the position of the sun to purifying water over a campfire they build themselves. Along the way, campers will set snares, construct a waterproof shelter, and forage for native plants, all while building valuable teamwork and leadership skills.

Registration fees vary, and advance registration is required. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Soup ’n Walk Program Schedule

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
January 2015

Adkins Arboretum has announced the winter and spring lineup for its popular Soup ’n Walk programs. Discover green plants in winter, early blooms and wildlife, ephemeral flowers and sure signs of spring. Following a guided walk through the Arboretum’s woodland, meadows and wetland, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief talk about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided. Offerings include:


Seeking Sun and Winter Warmth
Sat., Feb. 21, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

On this wintry 90-minute walk, seek out green plants that cherish the warm winter sun and trees with distinctive bark. Plants of interest include mosses, cranefly orchid, magnolia and holly leaves, pine and red cedar needles, Christmas fern and the green stems of strawberry bush and greenbrier. Menu: kale, corn and black bean soup, Eastern Shore coleslaw, ancient grain bread with spinach spread, and dried fruit compote.

Early Blooms, Songbirds and Spring Frogs
Sat., March 21, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Early pink, white and purple blooms are beginning to appear. Look for skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty and bloodroot while listening for early songbirds and spring frogs on this 90-minute early-spring walk. Menu: pasta and garbanzo bean soup, potato salad with red beans and orange carrots, wheat bread with blackberry jam, and blueberry peach smoothies.

Fleeting Ephemerals
Sat., April 18, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Appearing in early spring, ephemerals flower, fruit and die back in a short period of time. Join a 90-minute walk to look for pollinators and to catch glimpses of pink spring beauty, mayapple, and dogwood blossoms, yellow trout lily, golden groundsel, sassafras and spicebush blooms, and white beech tree blossoms. Menu: carrot and ginger soup, berry almond spinach salad, ancient grain bread with goat cheese and orange marmalade, and yellow cake with red and blue berry sauce.

Tuckahoe Creek and Beyond
Sat., May 16, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Tuckahoe Creek is a beautiful, tranquil spot that provides views of a wide variety of flowering plants. On this 90-minute walk, look for box turtles in addition to mountain laurel, beech and tulip trees, black cherry tree blossoms, pink lady’s slipper orchid and Solomon’s seal blooms, and mayapple fruit. Menu: zucchini apple soup, green bean salad with mango dressing, apple date wheat bread with cherry jam, and berry cobbler.

Each Soup ’n Walk program is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for non-members. Advance registration is required. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0. The Arboretum gift and book shop is open during the program and offers a 20% discount to program participants.

To schedule Soup ‘n Walk programs for groups of 15 or more, contact Ginna Tiernan, Adult Program Coordinator, at 410.634.2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org.

Photo: Adkins Arobretum docent Julianna Pax points to an item of interest during one of the Arboretum's popular Soup 'n Walk program.

Adkins Arobretum docent Julianna Pax points to an item of interest during one of the Arboretum’s popular Soup ‘n Walk program. – Contributed Photo

Experience Norfolk’s Nature, Art and Gardens on Adkins Arboretum Bus Trip

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
September 22, 2014

Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, Norfolk, Va., is just begging to be explored. Join a wonderful whirlwind trip to enjoy the city’s gardens, art museums and nature areas when Adkins Arboretum offers a bus trip October 22 and 23, 2014.

At the Virginia Living Museum, where living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea, learn about loggerhead turtles, moon jellies, color-changing frogs and more than 200 other species native to Virginia through interactive hands-on exhibits.

Experience internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s large-scale light-based exhibit at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens, an early twentieth century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the Lafayette River. Explore the Chrysler Museum of Art, one of America’s great fine art museums and two significant historic houses, and attend a glassmaking demonstration in the new Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.

At the 155-acre Norfolk Botanical Garden, explore your choice of more than 40 gardens by tram or foot. Theme gardens include the Bristow Butterfly Garden, the Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Virginia Native Plant Garden and the Bicentennial Rose Garden.

This jam-packed overnight trip includes coach bus transportation, all admission fees, hotel with Internet and continental breakfast, and driver gratuity. Lodging is at the Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown.

The bus departs from 315 Aurora Park Drive in Easton at 8 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 22 and will return to Easton on Thurs., Oct 23 at approximately 9 p.m. Advance registration is required at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Caroline County Humane Society Community Meeting – September 24, 2014

Caroline County Humane Society
September 2014

Please join The Humane Society of the United States and the Caroline County Humane Society for a FREE community meeting to discuss current issues and learn how you can help animals.

This meeting will focus on animal cruelty and animal fighting and how citizens can help crack down on these illegal activities. We’ll give an overview of existing laws, hear about the work of the Caroline County Humane Society and local animal control officers to combat animal cruelty and fighting in the community. You’ll learn how to recognize dogfighting and animal cruelty and how to help your local law enforcement. If you’re concerned about animal cruelty, animal fighting or just generally creating a more humane community, please attend this free meeting!

RSVP today (tsantelli@humanesociety.org or 240-731-7862) and hope to see you there!
September 24, 2014, 6pm-8pm
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629

SHA Improves Ride Quality on Both Sides of Dover Bridge

STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Measures will Help Strengthen Bridge Approaches until New Dover Bridge is Constructed

(August 28, 2014) — The State Highway Administration (SHA) will be applying an epoxy coating to both approaches of the Dover Bridge (MD 331) that crosses the Choptank River at the Talbot/Caroline County line. Weather permitting the work will take place the week of September 2nd, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect a single lane closure guided by a flag person on the Dover Bridge.

Earlier this summer, SHA patched the bridge approaches with concrete. The epoxy work is the next phase of repairs to seal the road surface on the approaches to the bridge. The epoxy repairs are anticipated to cost $10,000 and will be done by Concrete General, Inc., of Gaithersburg.

If inclement weather prevents the work as originally planned, it will be rescheduled for the earliest possible weekday date that weather permits. Anyone with questions about the project may contact the SHA District 2 Office at 1-800-637-9740.

As crews strive to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving behavior to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – 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!

Adkins Arboretum Announces Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
March 14, 2014

Adkins Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery, offering the Chesapeake gardener the largest selection of ornamental native plants for more than 20 years, will celebrate its 2014 Opening Weekend Sat. April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum Visitor’s Center in Ridgely. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and affords the public an opportunity to learn about the region’s native plants and their connection to a healthy Chesapeake Bay. Following the sale weekend, the Nursery will be open to the public during the growing season, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mondays and weekends by appointment.

Plants for sale will include a broad selection of perennials, ferns, vines, grasses, and flowering shrubs and trees for spring planting. Native flowers and trees provide food and habitat for wildlife and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project. Tall spikes of purple-blue flowers grace blue wild indigo, while native honeysuckle entices hummingbirds. Cardinal flower, ferns and Joe-pye attract frogs, butterflies and dragonflies, and native azaleas present a veritable rainbow of bloom colors. ‘Creel’s Quintet’ sumac, a new shrub offered this spring, boasts a compact form and purple fall color, making it the perfect sumac for smaller gardens.

The Arboretum is a participating nursery in the Marylanders Plant Trees native tree discount program. For any native tree valued at $50 or more, shoppers will receive a $25 discount. Some of the special larger trees available for this discount include redbud, ‘Appalachian Spring’ dogwood—the cultivar most resistant to dogwood blight—oak, birch, sweetbay magnolia, and American beech, the Arboretum’s 2014 Native Tree of the Year.

The Arboretum gift shop, Sweet Bay Gifts, will be open and will offer books and nature-inspired gifts for gardeners. Members receive a 10% discount on plants, gift shop items and new books. Members at the Contributor level ($100) and above receive a 20% discount on plant purchases.

A sale day for members will be held Fri., April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All members are welcome, and new memberships will be accepted that day.

Donations of garden books, field guides and gardening/landscaping magazines for the used book sale are greatly appreciated. The sale helps support the Arboretum’s library. Books may be left at the Visitor’s Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.

Submitted Photo: Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is among the flowering trees for sale at Adkins Arboretum during its Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend, April 12–13, and throughout the growing season.

Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is among the flowering trees for sale at Adkins Arboretum during its Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend, April 12–13, and throughout the growing season. Submitted Photo

Enjoy Nature, Nurturing and Nutrition March 22 with Adkins Soup ’n Walk Program

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD
March 12, 2014

Learn about spring’s early pink and purple blooms when Adkins Arboretum offers a popular Soup ’n Walk program on Sat., March 22. Following a guided walk through the Arboretum’s woodland, meadows and wetland, enjoy a delicious and hearty lunch along with a brief lesson about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided.

Led by an Arboretum docent, the 90-minute walk will focus on skunk cabbage, spring beauty and bloodroot blooms and the soft buds of paw paw. The menu includes chicken soup with greens and sweet potatoes, broccoli bud salad, dill rye bread with mint jelly, and gingerbread carrot cake with lemon sauce. The program begins at 11 a.m.

The Soup ’n Walk program is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for non-members. Walks often fill to capacity, so early registration is recommended. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0. To schedule Soup ’n Walk programs for groups of 15 or more, contact Ginna Tiernan, Adult Program Coordinator, at 410-634-2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org.

Submitted Photo: Docent Julianna Pax, at right, points out mountain laurel during a Soup ’n Walk program at Adkins Arboretum.

Docent Julianna Pax, at right, points out mountain laurel during a Soup ’n Walk program at Adkins Arboretum. Submitted Photo