The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore presented a $1,500 grant to the City of Salisbury to introduce a County Wide High School Spelling Bee Contest. As a former spelling bee participant, Kate Nichols attributes her strong literacy skills to participating in spelling bee contests. “I can testify that this activity greatly enhanced my spelling and vocabulary, which in turn, strengthened my ability to write,” she said. Pictured, from left, are Theo Williams, Program Coordinator, Salisbury/Wicomico Youth Civics Council; Erica Joseph, President, Community Foundation; Nichols; and Mayor Jim Ireton, City of Salisbury. Submitted Photos
John Edward Biafore OCEAN CITY — John Edward Biafore, 84, of Ocean City, died at home surrounded by family and friends on June 29. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 14, 1930, the son of Margaret and John Biafore. After the death of his father, he was raised by his mother and his beloved stepfather, Samuel Cox. He … Continue reading
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Engberg Donor Advised Fund contributed $5,000 to the Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Capital Campaign to provide the need for accessible camping with its location near Chestertown. Pictured, from left, are Kenen Sklenar, President & CEO, Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore; Jamal Cannady, Camp Fairlee participant; Erica Joseph, CFES President; and Mark … Continue reading
Terry Greenwood was named the 2015 Rotary Club of Salisbury’s Rotarian of the Year at the club’s annual Changing of the Guard ceremony June 25. Greenwood is a 38-year veteran of Rotary service. Greenwood is pictured with President Dan Williams. Greenwood over the past year served as the club’s Ways and Means chairman; president of the club’s Foundation Board; chaired … Continue reading
The square dancers from the Pinesteppers Club in Ocean Pines provided entertainment for the residents of the Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Home in Delmar on a recent afternoon. The Pinesteppers workshop their Modern Western Square Dancing every Wednesday night at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Visitors are always welcome to view the fun.
The Bank of Delmarva President and CEO Edward M. Thomas announced a recent $7,840 donation to the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised through a Relay For Life Golf Tournament organized by bank employees. Pictured, from left, are Debbie White, Community Manager for Relay For Life, and Amy Townsend, Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations from The Bank of Delmarva.
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) awarded a $5,000 Community Needs Grant to the I.P.P.S. (Involved Parents Productive Students) Mentoring Program to support a mentoring project at both Wicomico County Detention Center and Poplar Hill Pre-Release Center. Pictured, from left, are Ron Pagano, Vice President, I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc.; Robert Williams, President, I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program, Inc.; BJ Summers, … Continue reading
Nancy Dahl Whigham OCEAN CITY — Nancy Dahl Whigham, age 89, of Ocean City, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Atlantic General Hospital. She was surrounded by the love of her family, when the Lord took her home. She was born in London, England, the daughter of Norman and Gladys Dahl. Nancy and her family moved to Toronto, Canada and … Continue reading
The Community Foundation’s Red, White & BOOM Fund received $5,000 from Pohanka of Salisbury. The contribution supports this year’s Fourth of July Red, White & BOOM celebration to be held July 4 at the old Salisbury Mall and County Stadium. Pictured, from left, are Mike Dunn, Chair, Red White & BOOM; Sandy Fitzgerald-Angello, Vice-President/Dealer Operator of the Pohanka Automotive Group … Continue reading
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore awarded a $4,200 Community Needs Grant to the Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism to support the Westside Aquaculture Center, Laboratory and Education Program at Cedar Hill Park and Marina located in Bivalve, Md. Calvin Krauss, Program Director, Wicomico County Recreation and Parks Department, is pictured with Erica Joseph, President, Community Foundation.