Cobb-Vantress, Inc. Opens in Pocomoke City

PRESS RELEASE – APRIL 21, 2015

The Mayor and Council of Pocomoke City are pleased to announce a new business coming to the Pocomoke City Industrial Park. Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has recently purchased an 8-acre parcel of land from the City adjacent to Ricca Chemical Company on Broad Street. Cobb Vantress is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. and is based in Arkansas. They operate six facilities in the United States and one in Europe, where they conduct genetic research regarding chickens and breeders for their clients in the poultry industry. They will work with growers from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from their new site in Pocomoke City.

A welcoming and groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the site at 1901 Broad Street at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 28. Pocomoke City officials will be joined by Worcester County Commissioners, Worcester County Economic Development officials, and representatives from Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress for ceremony, which will be open to the public.

Beauchamp Construction Co., of Pocomoke City, has been hired by Cobb-Vantress to construct a new 20,000 sq. ft. facility on the property beginning this summer. The new building will be used primarily for quality assurance and research. It will include offices for genetic research staff, human resources, management, and management support personnel, as well as a washing/disinfection facility for trucks and other equipment. Approximately 35 employees will be on site daily, including drivers. No live birds will be maintained on the site.

The Pocomoke City Industrial Park was started in the late 1970s using mostly federal and state grant funds for utility extensions. land acquisition, street construction, and a new water tower. Starting in 1978, the City built and later sold several speculation buildings in the Industrial Park to bring in new jobs and stimulate the local economy. Several local industries now occupy the Industrial Park including: Bel-Art Products, Inc.; Benelli, Inc. (gun manufacturer); Aurora Agronomy; and Ricca Chemical Co., with a total employment of approximately 235 people. Other vacant sites, as well as a County-sponsored start-up/incubator building are currently available in the park. Businesses in the Industrial Park are able to take advantage of the City’s Enterprise Zone designation for tax savings.
According to Mayor Bruce Morrison, “The City Council and I are very pleased that Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has selected Pocomoke City for its new permanent location in Maryland.

This project will result in new permanent jobs for local residents, as well as construction jobs and an increase in the City and County tax bases. We look forward to working with them as an important part of our community for many years to come.”

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Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for May 2015

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Apple Drug, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

Living Well –  Cancer Thriving and Surviving 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ocean Pines Community Center

An evidence-based, once a week workshop for those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. The Cancer Thriving and Surviving workshop is FREE and meets for two and a half hours a week for six weeks (April 13 – May 18).

To register contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers.

Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or email namimdls@gmail.com.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

Atlantic General Hospital Diabetes Support Group 6:00 PM -7:00 PM

St. Paul’s Methodist Church

Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Monday of every month.   For more information contact Darlene Jameson at 410-629-6877 or the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 

Ocean City Community Health Fair 8:00 AM – 1:30PM

Roland Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Md.

Free health screenings including glucose and lipid panel (12 hour fast required), vendors. For more information contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268 orddenton@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Clarksville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn

Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Rite Aid, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

Atlantic General Hospital Diabetes Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ocean Pines Library, Ocean Pines, Md.

Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital.

The support group is open to the public and meets the first Wednesday of every month.
For more information, contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or emailnamimdls@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

 

Living Well –  Cancer Thriving and Surviving 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ocean Pines Community Center

An evidence-based, once a week workshop for those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. The Cancer Thriving and Surviving workshop is FREE and meets for two and a half hours a week for six weeks (April 13 – May 18).

To register contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or emailnamimdls@gmail.com.

 

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

NAMI Family Support Group 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic Health Center, Berlin, Md.

NAMI Maryland Lower Shore, offers this support group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. Join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. The support group meets weekly on Tuesdays. For more information call 443-229-2744 ornamimdls@gmail.com.

 

Worcester Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Ocean Pines Library

Helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. No reservation, no fee. Just drop by and join us!  Additional information is available on www.DelmarvaParkinsonsAlliance.org or call Ron and Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or emailnamimdls@gmail.com.

 

Celiac Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Support and information for those affected by celiac disease. For more information, contact Betty

Bellarin at 410-603-0210

 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529

 

Monday, May 18, 2015

 

Living Well – Cancer Thriving and Surviving 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Ocean Pines Community Center

An evidence-based, once a week workshop for those in treatment of cancer, individuals in recovery, and caregivers to attend together. The Cancer Thriving and Surviving workshop is FREE and meets for two and a half hours a week for six weeks (April 13 – May 18).

To register contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or emailnamimdls@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walgreens, Bethany Beach, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Walgreens, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton 410-641-9268

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

 

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Worcester Youth & Family Center

These 12 classes held Mondays and Thursdays (twice a week) for 6 weeks, are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. Registration is required. Call 443-229-2744 or emailnamimdls@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Monday, May 25, 2015

 

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 

Bereavement Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

We gather the fourth Wednesday of every month. Pre-registration is not necessary. For further information, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or emailgmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 

Stroke Support Group 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Atlantic Health Center

A stroke support group that provides a community based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions.  We encourage utilization of resources available in our surrounding area to facilitate the greatest quality of life possible for our survivors. We will have key speakers who have expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke.

 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

 

 

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993.  Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.  For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

 

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Hawk Talk: Recap of UMES Athletics (April 13-19)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: DEREK W. BRYANT
410-621-3352/3358
APRIL 20, 2015       

 

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (APRIL 13 – 19)
UMES’ Seraus Earns All-America Mention; Athletes of the Week, and more

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from baseball, women’s basketball, bowling, softball, tennis, track & field, and more.

Let’s get started ladies and gentlemen!

BASEBALL

Last Wednesday (04/15), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Baseball Team fell to George Washington in nonconference action, 10-1. Kameron Raison (Newark, Del.) and Michael Epps (Pottstown, Pa.) delivered three combined scoreless innings, allowing two baserunners with two strikeouts.

On April 18-19, the Hawks took two-out-of-three from Delaware State. UMES swept Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 11-3 and 6-5, respectively. Joshua James (Milford, Del.) secured the Hawks’ third doubleheader sweep with a RBI-fielder’s choice in game two. Sunday saw a slugfest as UMES fell short, 12-10. Jordan Martin (Atlanta, Ga.) helped pace the offense with a 3-for-4 day.

This Wednesday (04/22), a doubleheader against Georgetown will be the next test for the Hawks. First-pitch is set for 5 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Recently, UMES Women’s Basketball senior guard Shawnee Sweeney (Chester, Va.) was invited to the 2015 College Senior All-Star Game, presented by the Athlete Scholastic Support Initiative Securing Success For Tomorrow (A.S.S.I.S.T.) Foundation. The exhibition will take place Saturday, May 2, inside the Ben Wallace Gymnasium (2208 Westwood Avenue) in Richmond, Va. Tipoff is set for 5:15 p.m. and doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

“It’s a great honor,” said Sweeney. “A.S.S.I.S.T. was a great support system throughout my high school and AAU career. It would be great to come back and play with others in the area that the program helped in getting to the collegiate level.”

Maryland Eastern Shore wrapped up the season, posting a 14-17 (8-8 MEAC) overall record while reaching the MEAC Finals for the first time in the program’s history.

BOWLING

Last week, UMES bowler Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) was an Honorable Mention All-America selection by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA). Seraus was one of just 15 women in the nation honored by the NCBCA with the All-America distinction at the “Night of Champions” Banquet held before the start of the annual United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships.

In March, UMES won their eighth MEAC bowling title and third consecutive tournament title with a 4-3 victory over the Norfolk State Spartans at the AMF Lanes in Chesapeake, Virginia.

SOFTBALL

Last Thursday (04/16), the softball team returned home and split their doubleheader with South Carolina State. UMES blanked the Lady Bulldogs in game one, 3-0, but fell in the nightcap, 14-4. Samantha Casarez (Sylmar, Calif.) went a perfect 3-of-3 in the game one win.

On April 18-19, the Lady Hawks won their season-series over Hampton, 2-1. Saturday, the squad split their conference doubleheader as Hampton picked up the win in game one, 6-3, but the Lady Hawks took game two, 5-1. Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.) struck out 13 total batters in a pair of games. In Sunday’s rubber match, lone senior Morgan King (Danville, Ill.) lifted the Lady Hawks to victory as she delivered a walk-off RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh, 4-3.

On April 22, the Lady Hawks host Delaware in their final nonconference matchup of the season. Wednesday’s doubleheader begins 3 p.m. at Hawks Field.

TENNIS

On April 14, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its 2015 MEAC All-Academic Men’s & Women’s Tennis Teams and seven UMES student-athletes were recognized for their dedication inside the classroom: Crystal Crook (Largo, Md.); Reine Fowajuh (Wilmington, Del.); Jasmine Jennings (Baltimore); Petra Jerabkova (Prague, Czech Republics); Edwin Kanu; Aleksandra Manolova (Sofia, Bulgaria); and Jamal Palmer.

For UMES, they look to build from this season with a year under their belt. Next season, both squads look to compete for a MEAC Title.

TRACK & FIELD

Last Monday (04/13), senior thrower Dillon Simon (Roseau, Dominica) and sophomore jumper Shauntel Lucius (Newark, N.J.) were named the UMES Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athletes of the Week for their efforts at the Mason Spring Invitational. Simon won the shot put while recording his personal best mark (19.31 meters). Lucius finished third in the triple jump (12.23 meters), a new personal best.

Two days later (04/15), Simon earned conference recognition as he was selected MEAC Men’s Field Performer of the Week.

On April 17-18, the Hawks competed in the two separate events: Virginia Challenge and Morgan Legacy. In Virginia, Simon broke his previous mark in the shot put and finished second overall in the event (19.87 meters). Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) placed seventh in the 5000 meter finals, but he managed to shave over 20 seconds off his record-setting time (14:07.08). In Baltimore, the men’s team finished eighth while the women’s team placed 11th.

On April 23-25, UMES will now focus their attention to the Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pa.

GENERAL

BASKETBALL CAMP

Recently, newly minted Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year, Bobby Collins, announced the creation of his first series of youth basketball camps to be held at UMES. Collins, also the 2015 MEAC Coach of the Year, will host both a team and individual camp for boys and girls entering first through 12th grades.

“I really hope that area youth are able to attend one or both sessions of our inaugural camps,” said Collins. “I developed these camps under the premise that this area needs a premier destination for youth who want to develop their skills in the game of basketball. We want to be known for providing great fundamental teaching and team play in both a fun and safe environment.”

Registration is available online at www.umesmbbcamps.com or by printing the brochure. You may request a hard copy be mailed or get more information by calling Assistant Coach Trevor Deloach at 410-651-8155 or emailing him at tmdeloach@umes.edu.

THE HARRY’S

On April 28, the nation’s top mascot, Harry T. Hawk, wants you to attend his event, “The Harry’s” and he expects you will be there in full feathered frenzy supporting his fellow Hawks. The annual awards extravaganza begins at 6 p.m. inside the Student Services Center (SSC) Theater. The awards ceremony follows an Academy Awards type format with a red carpet reception, followed by an awards presentation at 7 p.m.

“This chance to support Hawk Athletics shouldn’t be missed,” said Director of Athletics Keith Davidson. “It is great because you get to see, firsthand, all the hard work of our student-athletes. We not only recognize the accomplishments on the field of play, but in the classroom and in the community.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.umestickets.com or by calling 410-651-8045. The brochure can also be downloaded and printed at www.umeshawks.com.

JAMMIN’ WITH JENKS

The 12th episode of Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Cedric Jenkins’ talk show, Jammin’ With Jenks, featured an interview with the 15th President of the UMES, Dr. Juliette B. Bell. The interview featured insights into President Bell’s childhood and upbringing in Alabama, a reflection on her tenure so far at UMES, what she does when not being UMES President, and more.

All Jammin’ With Jenks episodes can be found here.

S.A.A.C.

On April 6, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognized student-athletes for their accomplishments in three aspects: competition; classroom; and community; thus, appointing National STUDENT-Athlete Day. On this day, the UMES Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) showed their love by providing snacks for current UMES student-athletes. The four-hour event took place inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

“It’s a start of a new tradition,” said Talareah Campbell, Academic Advisor/Co-Student Services Coordinator. “It’s important to show how much we appreciate the student-athletes. We applaud them for their efforts in competition, but also inside the classroom and throughout the community.”

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

 

 

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Downtown Pocomoke Hosts 4th Friday Art Stroll

On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Downtown Pocomoke Association and the City of Pocomoke will host their first Fourth Friday Art Stroll of 2015 in Downtown Pocomoke, beginning at 5:00pm and ending at 8:00pm. The event will be held within the two blocks of Market Street between Front Street and Second Street for a block party style event.

Local artists and craftsmen will fill the sidewalks of Downtown Pocomoke City to sell their art, including; paintings, photography, jewelry, home decor, fabric art, soaps and much more! Local retail stores are encouraged to stay open until 8:00pm.

Visitors of the Art Stroll will enjoy live music from PoTolo, an acoustic duo featuring Pocomoke native, Neal Hooks.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Downtown restaurants will offer special discounts during Art Stroll hours. An after-stroll party will be held at Riverside Grill with $5.00 orange and lime crushes, specials on house wines and live music from 8:30pm to close.

There’s fun for the kids too, including a moon bounce, cornhole, sidewalk chalk art at the Sturgis One Room School, and wildlife presentations from the Delmarva Discovery Center. Local museums will offer free admission during Art Stroll hours.

For more information or to register as an artist, please visit downtownpocomoke.com or our Facebook pages “4th Friday” and “City of Pocomoke”.

In the event of rain the Art Stroll will be cancelled and will resume the following month.

 

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Health Walk Headed to Ocean City this May

Snow Hill, MD, (April 14, 2015) – OCWalk4Health, a free, one-mile “fun” walk, has been scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Northside Park in Ocean City. A collaborative project between the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Ocean City’s Department of Recreation and Parks, the walk will be led by Dr. Steven Hearne and will promote the idea of “Exercise is Medicine.”

Following the walk, participants are encouraged to visit the onsite local health care providers for free health screenings. Screenings will be provided by the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Wagner Wellness van, Atlantic General Hospital, and the Worcester County Health Department.

As promoted by the American College of Sports Medicine, “Exercise is Medicine.” Participation in regular physical activity has many benefits including reducing the risk of developing chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.  It also helps with weight loss and/or maintenance of a healthy body weight, bone health, strength, and flexibility. Adults should strive to participate in physical activity a minimum of 150 minutes per week.

The OC Walk4Health is a great way to explore a local public park, participate in physical activity, and learn more about how to improve your health. The walk will take place at Northside Park, 125th Street, Ocean City.  Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information about the walk or to register, please call 410-632-0056.

 

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Delmarva Mended Hearts Chapter Celebrates 20 Years

DELMARVA MENDED HEARTS CHAPTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

They don’t change linens or take out sutures, but for the past two decades members of Mended Hearts of DelMarVa have been removing a lot of worries and changing the outlook of cardiac patients facing crucial medical decisions at critical times of their lives.

The local chapter, with 42 members, in just the last decade has made over 12,000 in-person visits to approximately 7,000 cardiac patients and their families at Peninsula Regional’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute before or after cardiac surgery or other cardiac procedures. They don’t give medical advice or offer medical opinions, but their contributions can be just as important. Their mission is to “inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families” and to facilitate a positive patient-care experience.

When visiting with patients and their families, they provide educational material on heart disease and help patients understand that they can have a productive life with heart disease as long as they lead a healthy lifestyle and adhere to their medication regimen. In addition, the local chapter holds monthly educational and support meetings, featuring guest speakers who cover important cardiovascular topics to help members manage their chronic cardiovascular issues. The chapter also participates in many local health fairs, distributing materials on cardiovascular disease, and provides speakers on heart disease to local civic organizations.

Recently, the DelMarVa Chapter celebrated its 20th year anniversary with a gathering of members and friends at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Hallowell Conference Center. “As heart patients themselves, they have the personal experience that they can draw on to help others,” said Pam Caldwell, Director of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “They provide an invaluable service by helping people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. Members listen and share with other heart patients their own experiences concerning issues they may have faced themselves like lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment.”

Mended Hearts Inc., a national nonprofit organization to which the local chapter belongs, is a community-based, nationwide heart patient support network founded in 1951. More than 20,000 members operate through 300 chapters across the United States. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation clinics in the United States and offers support to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums.

To learn more about the Mended Hearts of DelMarVa or to become a volunteer, please call the PLUS Volunteer Services office at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7284 or visit them online at www.mendedhearts.org.

 

 

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HAWK TALK: A Weekly Recap of UMES Athletics (April 6 – 12)

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (APRIL 6 -12)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: DEREK W. BRYANT
410-621-3352/3358
APRIL 13, 2015       

 

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (APRIL 6 – 12)
Former UMES Baseball Standout Signs Pro Contract; Athletes of the Week, and more

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from baseball, men’s basketball, bowling, tennis, track & field, and more.

Less than a month until the academic year is over! Time flies!

BASEBALL

On April 6, senior baseball outfielder Joshua James (Milford, Del.) was named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athlete of the Week, along with runner Khalil Rmidi Kinini, for his performances against Delaware State, Towson and Coppin State. In those contests, the Hawks’ right fielder hit a whopping .583 (14-for-24), with eight runs scored, two RBIs and two doubles.

Last Wednesday (04/08), UMES fell to the Navy Midshipmen in a nonconference matchup, 3-2, which went into extra innings. Six Hawks relievers pitched a scoreless inning in the loss.

On April 11, the Hawks dropped their doubleheader contests versus Norfolk State. In game one, UMES lost, 1-0, while the Spartans rallied in game two to win, 7-3. Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.) pitched eight strong innings while allowing just the one run on seven hits, no walks and five strikeouts in the game one loss.

Yesterday (04/12), Maryland Eastern Shore mounted a strong rally before falling to the Spartans, 5-3. Senior starter Jordan Bone (Pittston, Pa.) scattered six hits in five innings of action.

This Wednesday (04/15), the club takes on George Washington in a home, nonconference game. First-pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

On April 9-10, men’s basketball seniors Mike Myers (Camden, N.J.) and Isaac Smith III (Chicago, Ill.) competed in the Portsmouth Basketball Summit, held in Norfolk, Virginia. They joined former collegiate players from schools that included South Carolina, Boston College, Old Dominion and more.

“This is a great opportunity for these guys to be seen by scouts and general managers,” said UMES Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Adrian Custis. “Hopefully, they make an impression that leads them to their dream of playing professional basketball.”

UMES finished with an 18-15 overall record, the most wins by a men’s basketball team in 41 years.

BOWLING

Recently, the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) announced the 16 finalists for the 2015 College Bowler of the Year and junior standout Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) was included on that list for her outstanding season. Seraus enjoyed a very successful season as she was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year and guided the squad to its third-straight MEAC Championship.

Last Wednesday (04/08), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognized Seraus and Mariana Alvarado (Leon, Mexico) as they were selected to the All-America Teams.

“I am very happy to see both Thashaina and Mariana recognized for their hard work,” said UMES Women’s Bowling Head Coach Kayla Bandy. “I am proud of both of them. They represented our team so well this season and put everything into this program.”

In March, UMES won their eighth MEAC bowling title and third consecutive tournament title with a 4-3 victory over the Norfolk State Spartans at the AMF Lanes in Chesapeake, Virginia.

TENNIS

On April 7, the men’s & women’s tennis teams took on the Morgan State Bears in conference play. The men fell, 7-0, while the ladies also lost, 6-0.

The following day (04/08), both squads faced the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers. The men were defeated, 5-0; however, the Lady Hawks snatched their first victory of the season with a 5-2 win. Alese Brown (Charleston, S.C.), Melequa King (Forestville, Md.), Petra Jerabkova (Prague, Czech Republic), Aleksandra Manolova (Sofia, Bulgaria), and DaTonya Price (Baltimore) all won their singles match.

That night, the Hawks met Wagner in a nightcap and lost, 7-0. Michael Cha (Seoul, Korea) scored a point for UMES.

On April 9, the ladies were unable to duplicate Wednesday’s results as they were defeated by Wagner, 4-0.

Yesterday (04/12), the men concluded its 2015 campaign with a bitter note as they lost to the Salisbury Seagulls, 9-0.

For UMES, they look to build from this season with a year under their belt. Next season, both squads look to compete for a MEAC Title.

TRACK & FIELD

Last Monday (04/06), senior track & field runner Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) was selected UMES PRMC Athlete of the Week, alongside baseball’s Joshua James, for his efforts at the Raleigh Relays and VertKlasse Meeting. Rmidi Kinini broke two school records in the past two meets: shattering the 5000 meter run at the Raleigh Relays (14:29.50) and breaking the steeplechase record in the VertKlasse Meeting (9:04.36).

On April 11, the squad competed in the Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by George Mason. The men’s side saw sophomore Naje Benton (Philadelphia, Pa.) along with seniors Devin Wynn (Baltimore, Md.) and Dillon Simon (Roseau, Dominica) each recorded victories in their respective events.

On April 17-18, the team heads to the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia.

GENERAL

STEPHEN BULL

Recently, former UMES baseball outfielder Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) signed a spring training contract with the Camden RiverSharks of the Atlantic League. Bull joins an exclusive list of Hawks who have played professional baseball. Bull completed his collegiate career as UMES second most leader all-time in single season hits (68) while ranking third in career hits (189). In his senior campaign, he was named the NCAA and Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week.

S.A.A.C.

On April 2, UMES Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) showed their support against dating violence and sexual assault at the Red Flag Campaign, held on campus inside the Student Service Center (SSC) Ballroom. The summit featured a panel of survivors, state representatives, medical experts and law enforcement who provided insight on prevention and effects of sexual assault.

“I was truly excited to see our S.A.A.C. team encourage our student-athletes and student body to say something,” said Talareah Campbell, Academic Advisor/Co-Student Services Coordinator. “We are a family and we wanted to be there to inform everybody about these type of issues.”

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

 

 

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8th Annual Native Plant Sale Ushers in Mother’s Day Weekend

The Lower Shore Land Trust hosts the 8th Annual Native Plant Celebration, taking place Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ward Museum, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury.

For sale will be more than 60 different native perennials, ferns, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, selected for their wildlife and pollinator value, drought tolerance, deer resistance, hardiness, and beauty. Preorders are highly encouraged and should be submitted by April 28th.

The Pocomoke River State Park’s Scales and Tales environmental educators will be on hand with live owls, hawks and reptiles from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Maryland Master Gardeners will answer plant-related questions and the Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association will offer a beehive demonstration.

For more information and to download the order form and plant guide, visit www.lowershorelandtrust.org or call the Lower Shore Land Trust at 410-641-4467.

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Lower Shore Land Trust Offers Unique Property Tour

The Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) is offering on Saturday, April 18, from 1 – 3:30 p.m., a unique opportunity to visit and view a 200-acre protected property in Somerset County to learn about available conservation programs and the benefits of conservation easements. Learn how landowner Jim Myers has enhanced his land for waterfowl, Northern Bobwhite and other wildlife. Also on hand will be Donald Webster from the MD DNR Waterfowl program, Bob Long from MD DNR Upland Game program, Jake McPherson from Ducks Unlimited, and LSLT staff to talk about available conservation programs for landowners. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP for directions or more information to 410-641-4467 or email info@lowershorelandtrust.org .

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Downtown Pocomoke Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Festival

 

The Downtown Pocomoke Association will be hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00am-4:00pm in the Downtown Pocomoke area.

This event is free to the public and will include live entertainment with performances by the Dance Loft, Pocomoke Karate & Judo, Pocomoke Gold Choir, Music by Neal Hooks and Music by Joshua Barrett.

Children activities include crafts, face-painting, horse & pony rides, a bounce house, and sidewalk chalk art at the Sturgis One Room School. The “Passport to Pocomoke” game encourages kids to travel to local downtown businesses to get their passports stamped and pick up a special treat at each participating business. Once their Passport is complete they will receive a special prize. Local museums will offer free admission during festival hours. Some activities may require a small fee.

There are activities for the adults too. Sidewalk vendors, including local artists and craftsmen, will set up tables along the sidewalks of downtown Market Street to sell their merchandise. An antique car cruise-in will take place on Front Street between the Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center and Sturgis One Room School. Food and drink sales will also be available for purchase.

For more information please visit downtownpocomoke.com or our Facebook page “City of Pocomoke”.

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