Friday, July 14, 2017

Tri Tilghman set for September 16, 2017


Tri Tilghman is a unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County, Maryland. This year the event will be held September 16, 2017.  This activity begins with a 3 mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After that, you will hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.
You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the 3 challenges separately.
All of the challenges will start and finish at the new location of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little known gem of the Eastern Shore!
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup begins on Race Day at 6:30am
Opening ceremonies for Tri Tilghman begin at 7:45AM and the official start for the event will be at 8:00AM. We will provide drinks on site but we encourage participants to bring enough water to stay hydrated during the event and don't forget your sunscreen! Some of the bike course will be on MD Route 33 so please dress appropriately.
Become an Event Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering for the Tri Tilghman event, please call Missy Cannon Helgason at 410-886-9200 for more volunteer information.

Friday, July 7, 2017

20th Annual Charity Boat Auction to be held September 2, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

20th Annual Charity Boat Auction
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2, 2017
Gates open 8am; Tag Sale 9am; BBQ 10am; Auction 11am; Beer 10:30am
Free admission for members and children ages 5 and under.
General admission is $5 per person until 11am.
Afterward, regular admission rates apply.
Auction Bidding begins at 11am
$5 paddle fee for each bidder, taken at registration.

CBMM sells donated boats all year long, with the current inventory here

PREVIEW HOURS:Thursday, August 31, 9am-5pm
Friday, September 1, 9am-5pm
$5 admission through Milk House Gate for preview hours, regular admission applies afterward
ADVANCED BID DEADLINE:Friday, September 1 at 2pm. 410-745-4992
DONATE A BOAT OR ITEM FOR TAG SALE DEADLINE:Thursday, August 31 at 5pm. Call 410-745-4992
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is hosting its 20th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, September 2, 2017 with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM.
The live auction begins at 11am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where more than 100 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program staff Todd Taylor and Josh Mills take donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of the inventory for the annual auction.
The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. till 11am in which guests are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.
Beginning at 10:30am, beer and barbecue will be available for purchase. Boat sales are on-going throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. Auction boats will be available for inspection at the museum, several days prior to the auction.
Advance bids will be accepted, and can be called in at 410-745-4942 until 2pm on Friday, September 1.
For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Charity Boat Auction. Leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during non-festival days.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or for a fully updated listing of the boats up for auction, please contact 410-745-4942 or email kwalpole@cbmm.org.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Talbot Declares Independence from Substance Abuse


Talbot Declares Independence from Substance Abuse
Towns support Talbot Goes Purple with purple fireworks displays


 The towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels are including purple fireworks this Independence Day for Talbot Goes Purple, a new program aimed at combatting substance abuse in our community.

The purple fireworks are part of Talbot Goes Purple, an initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary that empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse. Anyone who wishes to support the project should wear purple at the Independence Day celebrations.

Talbot Goes Purple promotes education and awareness, including the creation of purple clubs in our high schools, through which students learn that they do not need drugs or alcohol to meet life’s challenges. The project also encourages the ‘new conversation’ between teens and parents, one that includes messages that prescription painkillers aren’t safe to use recreationally.

“We preach to our kids not to text and drive, not to drink and drive – but not many people talk about the dangers of prescription painkillers,” said Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble. “We’re in the middle of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history – and much of our heroin problem is driven by pill use. Talbot Goes Purple helps start a new conversation about this, while empowering our kids to make good choices.”


Talbot Goes Purple is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of the Herren Project that helps people struggling with drug dependencies. Former NBA player Chris Herren founded both projects after speaking to a high school about his struggles with drug dependency.

Herren is coming to Talbot County for a community event at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Easton High School, with two in-school assemblies also set for all county students grades 8 through 12. Leading up to Herren’s visit and throughout September, local businesses and communities will ‘Go Purple’ as a show of support and solidarity in addressing our substance abuse program.

“We are so excited to support this very important – indeed, critical – project in our community,” said Lucie Hughes, president of Tidewater Rotary. “Rotarians work hard to change lives in our communities, and this project will do just that.”


Talbot Goes Purple is in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Mid-Shore Community Foundation and Talbot Partnership. Generous support for the project at the ‘purple’ level includes: Mariah’s Mission Fund; Aqua Pools & Spas and The Car Pool; St. John’s Foundation; Bryan Brother’s Foundation; Spring & Associations; West & Callahan; and the Michael & Nancy Klein Foundation.

More information is available at www.talbotgoespurple.org. Find on Facebook @TalbotGoesPurple or contact via email talbotgoespurple@gmail.com.  Anyone wearing purple is encouraged to post pictures and tag us on Facebook.

All support is tax-deductible and made through the Mid-ShoreCommunity Foundation.

“We’d like to give a thank-you to Al Bond at the Avalon Foundation; Ted Doyle and the St. Michael’s Fireworks Committee and Vicky Van Loo at Tred Avon Yacht Club for supporting our project,” said Hughes. “Their generosity helps kick-off this project and shows that the towns support our youth in taking a stand against substance abuse.”


Fireworks this year are scheduled as follows: Easton - Tuesday, July 4; St. Michaels - Saturday July 1; Oxford - Monday, July 3. Please check with each respective town for additional information on scheduled activities and rain dates.

Media Contact:
Kelley Callaghan
410.934.7537

Inn At Perry Cabin by Belmond welcomes Vicky Mullaney to sign the Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook


INN AT PERRY CABIN WELCOMES VICKY MULLANEY TO SIGN THE LODGE AT BLACK PEARL COOKBOOK
What more American way to kick off the July 4 week than to celebrate the art of hunting and cooking?

Respect for the intimate connection between a place and its environment is among Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond’s core tenets; hence our excitement to introduce a farm-to-table menu this summer, our commitment to local and sustainable sourcing of ingredients, and our eagerness to welcome Vicky Mullaney to our Library on Saturday, July 1, from 3-6 p.m.

Mullaney is a hunter, chef, mother of five, manager of The Lodge at Black Pearl and author of the new The Lodge at Black Pearl Cookbook

Renowned as much for its extraordinary food as it is for its legendary waterfowl hunting, The Lodge is right here on the Eastern Shore amid one of the country’s most beautiful and bountiful wilds, and its recipes champion that. 

Along with her husband, Mullaney embraced the healthful benefits of the farm-to-table movement, which continues to entice people into the field and stream in search of their own wild meals and lean meats that are free from growth hormones and antibiotics. The cookbook features recipes and tips for both fresh game and seafood—Duck and Sausage Gumbo, Goose Breast Pate and Peppered Venison Tenderloin, to name a few—along with plentiful and esential culinary creations for those who hunt in the grocery store, from cinnamon rolls to cucumber salad to double chocolate layer cake.


Mullaney will be signing copies of her new cookbook at Inn at Perry Cabin as part of a program of Independence Day events for neighbors and guests. This event is open to the public, and admission is free.

To whet appetites even further, Mullaney will be sampling two of her favorite dishes from the book: Smoked Bluefish Pate and her signature Black Pearls (peppermint patties).

For more information please contact:

Carol Peach-Woods, Director of Sales and Marketing
(443) 258-2231
carol.peach@belmond.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point June 16 - 18, 2017

30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

Father’s Day Weekend June 16, 17, 18, 2017
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10am-2 pm
DOCKING AT CBMM at Antique and Classic Boat Festival: Please register directly with the Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter to ensure your slip reservation. For more information, contact Hank Reiser at 410-533-8752 or via email at cruisers202@msn.com.  Hank is the dock master for The Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter.  The registration form is online at http://www.chesapeakebayacbs.org/information.
Visit www.chesapeakebayacbs.org for more information about the Chesapeake Chapter of the ACBS
Wooden classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 16-18 for the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.
“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “And with this year celebrating our 30th year with the festival, guests will have a great opportunity to see some incredible boats this Father’s Day weekend.”
The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.
This year’s festival will feature a selection of sailing log canoes on land and in the water. A regional adaptation of the traditional Indian dugout canoes, log canoes were used from the 18th through the 20th century as all-purpose Chesapeake craft, to harvest oysters, transport goods, and to get people from place to place. A small fleet continues—including CBMM’s Flying CloudEdmee S., Marianne, and Bufflehead—with many seen today along the Chesapeake’s Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers during highly competitive sailing races each summer and fall. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, with crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself.
Along with the East Coast’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.
Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks. Saturday’s seminars will feature informative presentations on marine topics, headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s presentation on log canoes. Times and information on all seminars will be announced at a later date and will be in the Festival program given out at the event.
Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.
While at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, guests can also watch progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in CBMM’s boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.
Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.
Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For more information, visit bit.ly/boatfestival17 or call 410-745-2916.
Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. For more information, call 410-745-2916.
REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs are not permitted on CBMM grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.
Experience a thrilling ride on this 1920’s era style Gentleman’s cruiser in this video, and plan to join us for more great classics.