Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

New Call Center Hours

Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program’s call centerhours will be extended throughout open enrollment for Maryland Health Connection, November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015. The new hours are:

 Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The local call center provides one-on-one help for residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties applying for health insurance through the state’s marketplace, Maryland Health Connection. The number is 855-445-5540.

Consumers can also enroll online starting November 19 using the all-new MarylandHealthConnection.gov.

About the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program: The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is administered through the Worcester County Health Department and funded by a grant through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. The program helps to educate, determine eligibility and enroll uninsured and underinsured residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties into private health plans or Medicaid. For more information on our program and a continuously updated list of events, please visit us atlowershorehealth.org.

 

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Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for December 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

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.

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, December 2, 2014

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.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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.

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

 Overeaters Anonymous #169 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 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, December 8, 2014

 

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 at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 

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.

 

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

Ocean Pines Library

For more information contact Ron & Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 

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, December 14, 2014

 

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, December 15, 2014

 

Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coastal Drugs, Berlin, Md.

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

 

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.

 

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 at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

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, December 17, 2014

 

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

 

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, December 18, 2014

 

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, December 21, 2014

 

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, December 22, 2014

 

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 at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

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.

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

 

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, December 29, 2014

 

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 at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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Memo from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Now that the Gubernatorial and Legislative elections are in the rear view mirror, the Maryland Chamber is already at work continuing to advance the business climate issues that are important to our members and figured so prominently in statewide campaigns. While Larry Hogan’s win over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is considered a surprise by some, the Maryland Chamber has been in touch with the Hogan Transition Team and will be there as Governor-elect Hogan builds his administration and works toward his first legislative session.

The Maryland Chamber has already begun our efforts to work with the Hogan Administration and General Assembly in areas such as innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and education – areas that will help drive Maryland’s economy and develop more and better jobs. Thank you to all our members whose support helped the Chamber ensure these discussions took center stage in this election.

The General Assembly also saw its share of changes:

  • of the 188 members, 66 are new to their legislative seat
  • there are 11 new Senators and 59 new Delegates
  • the partisan make-up of the chambers has changed with 33 Democrats and 14 Republicans in the Senate and 91 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the House.

The Chamber has begun to reach out to new legislators, briefing them on the issues important to the business community and building on the work that has already been done to move Maryland toward a more competitive and employer friendly climate.

Election results also included the passage of ballot measure Question #1. As a driving force in the “Coalition to Protect Maryland’s Transportation Funds”, the Chamber is pleased that Maryland voters passed the constitutional amendment creating a lock box ensuring Maryland’s dedicated transportation funds are used for transportation purposes only.  Many thanks to all of our Coalition partners and sponsors for their support.

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is Maryland’s statewide business advocacy organization.  Our mission is to support our members and to advance Maryland as a national and global competitive leader.   If you have any questions or we can be of service to you please contact our office 410-269-0642 or 301-261-285.

Brien Poffenberger
President/CEO
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
www.mdchamber.org

Our mailing address is:

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

60 West St., Ste. 100

Annapolis, MD 21401

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Greene Turtle West Hosts Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser to Support Humane Society

For more information, contact:

Linda Lugo, Worcester County Humane Society 410-213-0146

Greene Turtle West Hosts Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser

Spend the afternoon supporting the Worcester County Humane Society by attending the Bull & Oyster Roast Fundraiser at Greene Turtle West located off Route 611 on Sunday, November 16th from 12-4 p.m.  Tickets are only $25 and may be purchased at the Greene Turtle West before or on the day of the event.  Bring your appetite for all you can eat oysters, pit beef, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, sodas/iced tea, coffee, dessert, and domestic draft beer.  There will be 50/50′s, door prizes and DJ Wax will be playing some tunes.

The Worcester County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter located at 12330 Eagles Nest Road, Berlin.  The shelter currently houses 112 cats and 33 dogs who are waiting to find their “fur”ever families.  Visit the shelter from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Sundays and Wednesday. 

                                                             

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UMES Weekly Recap (Nov 3 – 9)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: DEREK W. BRYANT
410-621-3352/3358
NOVEMBER 10, 2014        

 

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS (NOVEMBER 3RD – 9TH)
UMES Harry T. Hawk Wins; Athletes of the Week, and more

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from bowling, cross country, volleyball, and more.

Thanks to everyone for voting for Harry as the best mascot in the nation! Hawk Pride!

BOWLING

Last Tuesday (11/04), University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) junior newcomer Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowler of the Week for her efforts at the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) New Jersey Jamboree. She averaged a 210.09 pin fall in her first collegiate competition and finished sixth overall. Searus was also named to the FDU Jersey Jamboree All-Tournament Team.

This past weekend (11/08-09), the Hawks went undefeated in conference play, 10-0, and improved to 17-7 overall on the season. On day one, the team opened MEAC play with a perfect 5-0 record. Senior Tatiana Munoz (Ibague Tolima, Colombia) led the Hawks with a 194 average. The next day, UMES finished in first place with their 5-0 record. Senior Valerie Riggin (Vista, Calif.) filled 94-percent of her 50 frames.

This weekend (11/14-16), Maryland Eastern Shore hosts the Hawk Classic at Millsboro Lanes, in Millsboro, Del.

CROSS COUNTRY

Last Monday (11/03), sophomore cross country runners Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) and Barbora Blahutova (Slavkov, Czech Republic) were named UMES Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Athletes of the Week after their performance at the MEAC Championships. Both Hawks were honored as the conference’s Most Outstanding Performer after winning their respective races.

This Friday (11/14), UMES travels to State College, Pa. to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.

VOLLEYBALL

Last month, the volleyball team went out in the community and spent a Saturday helping to clean up Manokin Park and making small renovations to the Oaksville Little League for local area children.

“They came out and happily assisted us in painting the benches.” UMES professor and former athletics director Kirkland Hall said. “What is even more remarkable is that they thanked us for letting them come out!”

On Nov. 7, the squad picked up a four-set win over Norfolk State, 3-1. Junior Ashley Smith (Huntley, Ill.) and freshman Kirstin Fink (Tucson, Ariz.) each registered a double-double in the victory. Yesterday (11/09), the Hawks fell to Hampton in four sets, 3-1. Senior Ksenia Sukhareva (Moscow, Russia) tallied her sixth double-double on the season, 11 kills and 13 digs.

Tomorrow (11/11), UMES host East Carolina to wrap up the season. First serve is set for 5:30 p.m.

GENERAL

BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

UMES Hall of Famer Roger Brown will be induction into the Black College Football Hall of Fame, one of six players and a coach to be enshrined at the ceremony in Atlanta this coming February.

Brown started off with a spectacular four-year collegiate career at Maryland State under the tutelage of legendary coach Vernon “Skip” McCain. After graduating from the school, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) and play nine seasons (1960-1969). Along the way, Brown would play in six straight Pro Bowls (1962-67).

COLLEGE COURT REPORT

Harry The Hawk, the 9-foot tall air-filled mascot of the UMES, won the inaugural College Court Report Mascot Mayhem contest!

Earlier this fall, College Court Report, a website that follows college basketball, named Harry one of the top 64 mascots in college basketball. Those 64 mascots were placed into a tournament-style bracket where fans voted in each round, advancing one school’s mascot over another.

Behind a record 827 votes in the championship matchup, Harry T. Hawk took it to Kaboom!, Bradley University’s mascot, and never let up. Behind an increased presence on social media by the UMES Athletics department and various sport teams at UMES, Harry was able to score a ton of votes to lead him to victory.

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

 

 

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Atlantic General Hospital to Provide Free Diabetes Support Groups

Berlin, Md. – In its continued efforts to provide educational opportunities to advance the health of the community, Atlantic General Hospital holds monthly support groups for those with diabetes.  These groups provide an opportunity to learn from professionals in the healthcare field in a supportive, non-threatening environment. They are open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

  • December 1, 2014 (First Monday of each month) 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Berlin
    December speaker: Laura Small, Community Education Clinical Assistant
    Topic: Upcoming Stanford Diabetes Workshop
  • December 3, 2014 (First Wednesday of each month) 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Ocean Pines Library
    December speaker: Dr. Michael DePalma
    Topic: The relationship between dental health and Diabetes

For more information about the support groups, contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

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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Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

Date 11/06/2014

Media Contact  Randi Clark

(410)632-9230 ext. 1646

Worcester.Health@maryland.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

HealthConnectNow Event Scheduled

Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program will be hosting HealthConnectNow on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.

The free enrollment fair is open to the public and will feature health insurance enrollment, health screenings, activities, information, and snacks. Certified program staff and insurance brokers will be on site to answer questions and guide consumers through the Maryland Health Connection application process. Maryland Health Connection is the state-based health insurance marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses

Attendees are encouraged to sign up in advance but walk-ins are also welcomed. People may register by visiting https://www.research.net/s/MHCeventregistration. Consumers can call 855-445-5540 for more information.

Consumers can enroll online starting November 19 using the all-new MarylandHealthConnection.gov.

About the Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program: The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is administered through the Worcester County Health Department and funded by a grant through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. The program helps to educate, determine eligibility and enroll uninsured and underinsured residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties into private health plans or Medicaid. For more information on our program and a continuously updated list of events, please visit us at lowershorehealth.org.

 

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Unique Ways to Light Up the Holidays!

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release:                         Nov. 5, 2014 

For more information, contact:              Rina Thaler, Executive Director

Art League of Ocean City 410-726-7768

All That Glitters Might be Art

If you are looking for some unique ways to light up the holidays, let the Art League of Ocean City help. Whether a little jolt of color and art in your own life might be just the thing to brighten up the longer nights and shorter days ahead or you want to add some sparkle or enrichment to the lives of others, the Art League at the OC Center for the Arts has you covered. And you don’t need to be a member to join in on any of the fun.

Here are a few ideas to get you started. But plan early so these artistic treats will be ready in plenty of time for your special holiday celebration or gift-giving get-together. And why not indulge in some creativity with a group of friends or colleagues at special group rates or in a private group session?  It’s as easy as a call-in to the Arts Center – put the “art” in Party. What could be merrier?

A two-part Dichroic Glass Jewelry Workshop with Fay Kempton is being offered on two Thursdays, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 from5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the “bling” in glass jewelry and create and design your own wearable art. You may make three pendants and two pairs of earrings, or trade to make other items. Two sessions – Class one: cut and glue the glass. Class two: assemble the fired pieces with gold- and silver-plate findings. All materials and tools are provided. $40 members, $50 non-members plus $35 materials fee payable to instructor.

Enjoy an adult Pasta and Pottery evening with a delicious pasta dinner provided by a local restaurant with complimentary wine and then make your own pasta bowl, holiday house or celebratory creation of your choice out of clay. Ceramics Director Eric Hertz and helpers can help shape your vision. Sessions on Wednesdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. You will be able to complete the project in one session. No experience needed. Must be 21 to be served wine. Fee includes pasta dinner, clay, firing and all supplies. $50 members, $55 non-members.

The increasingly popular adult Brushes and Bubbly program is adding an encore session this month on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, the November painting will be a winter scene with a forest of evergreen trees covered in snow – perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The December session takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.No experience is needed to participate in these fun evenings of painting with friends. Canvases, paints, brushes, cups, music and artist guidance with Kathi Stevens is provided. Complete a work of art in one night. Ages 21 and over. Bring your own beverage and snack. $36 members, $40 non-members.

Kids Pizza and Pottery evenings are always a big hit and the young ones can have fun in a safe group setting under the direction of Eric Hertz and helpers while creating something lasting in clay for themselves or for gift-giving. A movie is shown and pizza and soft drinks are provided making for a perfect kid-friendly event. Next sessions are Friday, Nov.21 and Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. All clay, materials, glazing and firing included. $30 members, $38 non-members.

Do something fun with the whole family and participate in Family Clay Day with the Arts Center’s resident Ceramics Director Eric Hertz on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Parents and their children can spend the afternoon together creating family memories along with unique holiday ornaments – all completed in one afternoon. Allow at least two weeks for glazing and firing before ornaments will be ready to take home. All clay, materials, glazing and firing included in the cost. All ages are welcome to participate, however children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. $25 members, $30 non-members.

And if creating yourself is not your thing, the Art League’s gift shop is being beautifully and continually stocked with one-of-a-kind artistic creations – jewelry, ceramics, paintings, scarves, glass ornaments, cards – ready for instant purchase – all you need do is add a bow and a holiday greeting.

To sign up for any of these sessions or for more information about any of the ongoing programs and special events offered at the OC Center for the Arts, contact the Art League at 410-524-9433 or visit www.ArtLeagueofOceanCity.org

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Atlantic General Hospital Holds Job Fair for Nurses

Berlin, Md. – A job fair will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 to meet with registered nurse and medical receptionist candidates interested in working with Atlantic General Hospital and Health System.

What:                   AGH/HS Fall Job Fair

Where:                 Atlantic General Hospital

When:                  Friday, November 7, 2014
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Those interested can email jobs@atlanticgeneral.org or call Human Resources at 410-641-9612 to register.

 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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Pocomoke Rotary Club’s Project Gold

Pocomoke Rotary Club

EST. 1922 DISTRICT 7630

 Project Gold

Project Gold is perhaps best known for helping families at Christmas Time, giving children supplies for school, and for Easter baskets. However, according to Claire Otterbein, the director for Project Gold, there are many other projects for the organization during the year. They help families in crisis, vulnerable adults, and children in foster care. The organization also helps with emergency funding including food, clothing, and housing. Last year more than 1,700 people were assisted. Help for utilities went to 172 families, for food to 140 families, and for housing to 87 families. One area in which they help is in providing food to fill the gap between the need and the receipt of food stamps. They help people get to medical appointments, help with glasses and eye exams and with dental care. At Thanksgiving last year 253 turkeys and food baskets were distributed thanks to the Worcester County Bar Association and Holly Grove Christian School. Just before school began 529 children were given school supplies. The Christmas program was even larger with 941 people receiving food and gifts. In the spring 170 baskets were given out. Another contribution under the radar was the $1,400 given to the county principals to help with emergency needs. The speaker was proud to point out two prestigious awards the organization received. One was the Maryland Stand for Excellence Award and the other was the Richard A. Hensen Award for the best non-profit. Funds for their work come from private donations, grants, fundraising projects and from the county. The club presented the director with a check for $250 as its annual contribution.

 Future Meetings

November 10 – Pocomoke Rotary Talent Competition

November 17 – Presentation of the budget to the entire club for passage.

For more information on the Pocomoke Rotary, contact Carole Krueger at 443 664-2724.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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