The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) honored Maryland Lower Shore schools and educators with $55,631 in grants through the Foundation’s 2014 Education Award Grants Program. Education Awards are made annually in conjunction with National Education Week through a competitive process to public and private schools on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Grants are made to those schools developing innovative programs to be particularly beneficial to their students and communities. Above, one school from each county — Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset — received the 2014 Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence for their innovative grant programs. The three schools recognized for their program creativity and curriculum ingenuity were Wicomico County’s Parkside High School CTE, Somerset County Public Schools and Ocean City Elementary in Worcester County. In addition to the Calcott Award, each school received $1,000 from the Foundation’s Mary Gay Calcott Memorial Fund.
Members of the Community Church at Ocean Pines sponsored a food drive at the local Food Lion to collect food items for Sarah’s Pantry, which is the local food pantry sponsored by the church. The over 1,000 food items and personal items collected along with monetary donations will be used to restock Sarah’s Pantry and to help fill the Thanksgiving … Continue reading
Mary Gay Calcott Fund representatives Rick Wooten and Linda and Pete Hutchinson commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the 2014 Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence, which honors local schools through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Community Church at Ocean Pines volunteers Jean Puryear, Barbara Bernard, Marlene Ott and Phil Lassiter are pictured helping to collect the 1,000 food items that were distributed at Thanksgiving.
RPS ISG International recently held its 3rd Annual Disc Golf Tournament raising over $10,000 in support of United Way’s Imagination Library Program. Twenty-eight teams from area companies competed to raise funds for the program, which provides free, home-delivered books to local children. Pictured are Brad Sutliffe with Nita and Dean Goodwin of RPS ISG International.
Atlantic General Hospital’s cancer care program was recently recognized by the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society for being a leader in the fight against breast cancer. Pictured, from left, are radiation oncologist Manoj Jain, MD; Irene White, director of oncology services at Atlantic General Hospital; Arlene Schneider, senior representative for the South Atlantic Division of the American … Continue reading
An Italian dinner fundraiser was held last week at the Elks Lodge Hall benefiting the Play It Safe program. The Ocean City Elks #2645 presented a $2,000 check to Play It Safe Chairperson Donna Greenwood at the event. The donation stemmed from a grant through the Elks National Foundation. Pictured, from left, are Play It Safe Secretary Bev Townsand, Greenwood and Elks … Continue reading
Three members of the Salisbury Jaycees recently were recognized with state and national honors during the chapter’s annual Past Presidents Night banquet. Past President Jason Rhodes was named a U.S. Junior Chamber Ambassador, the highest honor presented by the organization’s national association, JCI USA. The award recognizes outstanding service to, and involvement in, the chapter and community. Past President Mike … Continue reading
The Carol Steffy Spirit of Esther Fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) contributed $400 to the PAC14 Endowment Fund. Carol Steffy established the Spirit of Esther Fund in memory of her mother, Esther Sinnott Moore. The donation will allow PAC14 to continue to provide local community oriented television programming. Pictured, from left, are BJ Summers, Director, … Continue reading
The Ocean City Development Corporation held its annual Clean Sweep event throughout the downtown area earlier this month. Above many of the volunteers are pictured on Dorchester Street after canvassing the downtown.