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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.stmichaelscc.org/future.

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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!

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