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News and Articles

  • Queen Anne’s Chorale to Feel The Spirit This Spring
    Looking for something new and exciting to do to help get you through the winter months? Want the chance to meet some really nice people in a fun atmosphere? Queen Anne’s Chorale has the perfect prescription for winter blahs. Come and join the Chorale as they kick off their Spring Semester. Chorale singers come from a variety of backgrounds. It is a non-auditioned group, and you will learn much. The rehearsals are great fun, and you will be welcomed with an immediate sense of camaraderie with the group. Read more
  • New Viewing Deck for the Wetland Overlook Loop
    Pickering Creek’s New Eleven Eagles Viewing Platform is a small deck overlooking an eleven-acre wetland that is part of the Center’s 80-acre wetland complex. The creation of the platform was supported by the Talbot Bird Club of the Maryland Ornithological Society. The Bird Club’s gift was thanks to several gifts to the Bird Club including a planned gift from the estate of Chandler Robbins. Robbins, co author of Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification spent much of his life in Maryland and was a fixture around Ornithology. Talbot Bird Club members are regular visitors to the Center. The Bird Club and Pickering Creek share an interest in encouraging people to connect to the outdoors through birdwatching. During construction eleven eagles soared past in a single afternoon, leading to its naming. Read more
  • ShoreRivers Offers Scholarships for Landscape Professionals
    The major pollutants in our waterways are nutrients and sediment: basically, fertilizer and soil. These substances are essential for our lands and catastrophic in our water. The way we care for our landscapes, both agricultural and residential, determines whether nutrients and sediment stay put to nourish plants or run off to pollute our rivers. If you are a landscape professional working on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, you are now eligible for a full scholarship from ShoreRivers to become certified in practices that are healthy for our local waterways and the Bay. Read more
  • Maryland Deer Harvest Up 10% in 2022 Firearm Season Hunters Take 29,124 Deer During Two-Week Season
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters harvested 29,124 deer during the two-week firearms season from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10. The firearms season harvest was 10% higher than last year’s official count of 26,584. Read more
  • St. Michaels Community Center Gutted, Renovation Begins
    Architect Mark McInturff walks toward the front of the now-gutted lumber warehouse building that has been serving as the St. Michaels Community Center for more than 30 years. The building is now under major renovation through 2023, with the project supported by grants and tax-deductible donations from individuals and private foundations that are now being 100% matched by another donor through Dec. 31. McInturff is the architect for the project, with Harper & Sons, Inc. of Easton, Md. serving as the general contractor. A video tour, architectural renderings, and more about the project are at Read more
  • UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Hosts Donor & Volunteer Appreciation Reception
    The University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation (UM MHF) recently hosted its annual donor appreciation reception at Talbot Country Club. Donors and friends who supported 2022 fundraising campaigns and events benefiting UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and its ancillary health care programs, services and scholarships gathered to celebrate. Read more
  • Save Lives as a
    Living Organ Donor
    This is not Jason Lee of Easton, Md.’s first rodeo when it comes to seeking a live donor to help save his life. And right now, the clock is ticking to encourage more people to register as living organ donors. Read more
  • Chesapeake Bay Sight Foundation
    I am Colleen Sheehan, Founder of Chesapeake Bay Sight Foundation, known as CBSF. I created CBSF in 2011 to honor my parents Dennis Anthony Sheehan Jr and Doris Ann Castell Sheehan. I knew my mission in life at the age of 18, when I too was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, sister disease of Macular Degeneration. Although legally blind since 2017, I thank God every day for the sight I have retained, and committed to do what CBSF can do to ensure future Sight for All! Read more
  • The Bay Country Chorus Announces New Winter Performance Date at the St. Michaels Library
    The Bay Country Chorus and the Talbot County Free Library are joining forces in providing the community with a performance that will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at 11am at the St. Michaels Library. Read more
  • CBMM’s Speaker Series Returns with Five
    Winter Events
    The new year brings the return of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Speaker Series, with five events on the upcoming schedule highlighting unique human experiences in the Chesapeake Bay region. Read more
  • St. Michaels Community Center Gains Grant Support to Address Hunger
    The St. Michaels Community Center recently received grant funding in support of feeding people in need through the nonprofit’s food distribution program. The St. Michaels Community Center offers freshly cooked, nutritious meals and pantry bags each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, providing for up to 250 people for each meal. Read more
  • Success! Sixty Forested Acres Added to Pickering Creek
    More than 130 people stepped forward in support of our recently concluded “More Acres, More Trails, More Space to Explore” campaign, exceeding the campaign’s 2.5 million dollar goal. This September Pickering Creek was able to acquire 63 acres of woods adjacent to the Center’s 400-acre main campus and allocate money for trail creation as well as trail maintenance and improvement across the campus. Together we were also able to add to the Center’s endowment to ensure our ability to care for these new acres and trails and seed future land protection efforts around the Center. This marks the Center’s second acquisition of land in the last ten years, preserving invaluable undeveloped land in Talbot County for the entire community to benefit from- both wild and human. Read more