Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Fredericksen and the Wicomico County Board of Education finalized leadership teams for two schools Tuesday, Aug. 12. The board approved the appointment of Kimberly Pinhey, assistant principal at James M. Bennett High, as a secondary principal. She will serve as principal of Parkside High School, replacing now Director of Secondary Education Micah Stauffer. At the elementary level, the board appointed Marie Baker, a third grade teacher at Willards Elementary, to the position of elementary assistant principal. She will serve as assistant principal of Fruitland Intermediate, replacing Dr. Kirsten Jennette, who has taken a principal position in Delaware.
Ocean City Elementary School (OCES) received a commendation from the Worcester County Commission and a citation from Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias during a recent Worcester County Board of Education meeting. Pictured, from left, are Dawn Denton, AGH Healthy Happenings community education manager; Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Cynthia Webster, OCES second grade teacher; Lauren Mumford, OCES second … Continue reading
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City hosted Dawn Denton, community education director at Atlantic General Hospital, and Tracy Hunter, health literacy nurse liaison for AGH, as the guest speakers at the weekly meeting on Aug. 13. Their subject was AGH’s new “Health Literacy Program”.
Drs. Alan and Natalie Hopson of Salisbury recently donated $25,000 to Coastal Hospice at the Lake. A room will now be named in memory of their parents, Wayne and Lela Hopson, to commemorate the gift. Both Wayne and Lela Hopson were admitted for care at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in 2012 within a month of each other. Pictured, from … Continue reading
In the year ahead, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore will provide support of critical health and job training services for hundreds of local seniors through a partnership with MAC, Inc., the area agency on aging. United Way Community Impact Funding in the amount of $186,500 has been designated for the Meals on Wheels, Senior Aides Job Training and … Continue reading
First Shore Federal Savings & Loan Association has made a $1,500 contribution to the Fruitland Community Center’s Summer Program to support vital supplies and resources for the children’s summer program curriculum. Pictured, from left, are BJ Summers, Director, Development and Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; Alexis Deshield, Volunteer, Fruitland Community Center; Paula Brown, Branch Manager, First Shore … Continue reading
Pocomoke High School Class of ‘64 has created a legacy at the Community Foundation by establishing the Pocomoke High School Class of ’64 Scholarship. Pocomoke High School established the fund to benefit Pocomoke High School students. The first scholarship was awarded in 1995 and since then over $25,000 has been awarded in scholarships to 24 students. Pictured, front from left, … Continue reading
Chris Eccleston of Delmarva Veteran Builders receives a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Andy Harris at a recent Town Hall meeting in Salisbury. Eccleston was recognized for his dedicated service and efforts to employ and subcontract local veterans through his business.
Salisbury’s first Red, White & Brew Festival took in more than $5,000 to fund Coastal Kids Supportive Care, the pediatrics program of Coastal Hospice. Brew River in Salisbury hosted the cookout on Saturday, July 19. Pictured, from left, are Maureen McNeill, development director for Coastal Hospice; Maggie Hayden, volunteer; Donna Richardson, development assistant for Coastal Hospice; Wes Hanna, owner of … Continue reading
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City recently donated $300 to the Children’s Theater, a part of the Ocean Pines Players. Above, Children’s Theater Director Paulette DeRosa Matrone and Kiwanis Club President Dick Clagett are pictured.