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Foundation Awards $61,375 for Community Needs

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:00:17 +0000

October 11, 2016 – Salisbury, Md. – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Community Needs Grants totaling $61,375. The grants were distributed recently to 13 organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The next deadline for qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Community Needs Grants is February 1,...

CAR Installs 2016-17 Board of Director

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:00:16 +0000

Bishopville, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2016-2017 Board of Directors at a special ceremony this week at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville. Donald Bailey, a REALTOR® for Coldwell Banker Residential in Salisbury, was installed as president of the association’s board. “It is an honor to serve as president of the Coastal...

Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 17

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:00:15 +0000

The Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council will host its annual Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 17. The keynote speaker will be Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms. Doors open for the event at 6:45 a.m., and the program begins at 7:15 a.m....

Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Build Phase II of Maryland General Square in Salisbury, MD

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:00:58 +0000

Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced it has been hired to build Phase II of Maryland General Square located at 2408 North Salisbury Blvd. in Salisbury, Maryland. “Gillis Gilkerson values repeat business and greatly appreciates all of our loyal customers,” said Dwight Miller,...

Becker Morgan Group Ranks Among Top Design Firms

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:00:57 +0000

Becker Morgan Group is honored to be the only Delmarva firm recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a 2016 MidAtlantic Top Design Firm, ranking #53 in the region and #5 in Delaware, among many national and international design firms. This annual list of Top Design Firms includes architects, engineers, and other design professionals doing business...

Wicomico County Fiscal Shape Strong

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:00:56 +0000

Wicomico County’s finances are in excellent shape thanks to higher than anticipated revenues and cutbacks in expenses, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced this week. “This is certainly good news for everyone in Wicomico County,” Culver said. “We are seeing record employment, which is translating into more revenue for the county than we projected. We...

Community Foundation Giving Tuesday Campaign Takes Off

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:00:54 +0000

Nearly 60 local nonprofit agencies are participating in the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s (CFES) 2016 Giving Tuesday online charitable giving day. The effort is known locally as “Shore Gives More” and will be held this year on Tuesday, November 29th. All the nonprofit organizations participating in the “Shore Gives More” online campaign serve...

Kemuel Carey Named 2016 Maryland Physician Assistant of the Year

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:00:53 +0000

Kemuel Carey, MHS, PA-C, ATC, of Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) in Salisbury, MD and a member of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center surgical team, was recently named the 2016 Maryland Physician Assistant of the Year by the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) at the organization’s annual conference. “It’s a...

The Salvation Army Needs Your Help to Feed 3,192 People This Holiday Season

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:52 +0000

As unemployment remains high and many people are still struggling, The Salvation Army is sounding an urgent call to Eastern Shore neighbors to respond generously to the needs of the less fortunate. The Army is asking for immediate donations of cash, non-perishable food, and volunteers to help with program service during the holidays. The organization...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:00:54 +0000

Salisbury, MD …Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is pleased to announce that County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of hazardous household waste at no charge on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Newland Park Landfill. The hours for “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is open...

3rd Annual Eastern Shore “Cornament” Raises over $15k for United Way

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:00:52 +0000

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held the 3rd Annual Eastern Shore “Cornament” at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.  With over 20 sponsors and 30 teams competing in the event, the Eastern Shore’s largest cornhole tournament raised over $15,000 for United Way’s local programs supporting Education, Financial Stability and Health on the...

Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET) Annual Dinner Event

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:09 +0000

Please join the Wicomico Environmental Trust for our  2016 Annual Dinner and Environmental Advocacy and Stewardship Awards! And, for added fun, we will also host a Silent Auction with local artwork and more! Our guest speaker this year is Richard E.Hall, Maryland’s former Secretary of Planning, 2007-2015.  Mr. Hall came up from the ranks of the...

Village of Hope Who Let The Dawgs Out Event

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:43:07 +0000

The Village of Hope will host their First Annual “Who Let the Dawgs Out!” event on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. on its campus located at 1001 Lake Street in Salisbury. This all you can eat feast will include imported hot dawgs, sausage and bratwurst from the famous Lieh & Steigerwald Butcher Shop...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Receives $1,000 Donation from SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:39:39 +0000

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce received a $1,000 donation from SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate to support the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). This donation makes SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate an Investor Panel sponsor, giving them an exclusive judging seat when students present their ideas at the YEA! Investor Panel event this spring. YEA! is an...

Barton Joins Wor-Wic

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:08:46 +0000

Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed Chuck Barton of Berlin as clinical coordinator and assistant professor of emergency medical services (EMS). Barton has been working for the fire department and emergency services division of the Town of Ocean City since 1978, most recently as a deputy chief. He has also been a part-time EMS instructor at...

October 2016 Viewpoint

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:36:28 +0000

There are a couple of things on the radar screen of the Chamber. One is the “Development Impact Fee” and the second is the “Enterprise Zone Expansion”. First, let’s look at the Impact Fee. Since its inception in 1992 this fee was established as a supplemental fee to help fund education in Wicomico County. Over...

Beautification Committee’s Fall River Clean Up

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:53:42 +0000

On Saturday, October 15, the Beautification and Environmental Affairs Committee hosted a River Clean Up on the Wicomico River and its riverfront. Volunteers joined from the community and Salisbury University and the group cleaned up 23 bags of trash. Thank you to everyone that assisted!    

Reign Restaurant & Event Center Ribbon Cutting

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:50:43 +0000

Reign Restaurant & Event Center Ribbon Cutting took place on October 10th, 2016. Yes, we actually made everyone stand outside prior to the ribbon cutting marking the grand opening of Reign Restaurant and Event Center! Why? To allow everyone to experience the “Wow” factor at the same time of course. Jack Chen and his staff...

Delmarva Veteran Builders Hired To Build New William E. Morgan Conservation Center

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:33:49 +0000

Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced it has been hired build the new William E. Morgan Conservation Center at the Salisbury Zoo. The 1,300 square foot building will include a customized fiberglass enclosed reptile exhibit and outside space for zoo docents and...

Community Foundation to Host 32nd Annual Meeting

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:54:27 +0000

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore will host its 32nd Annual Meeting and Report to the Community on Friday, November 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Fountains Conference Center in Salisbury. The annual meeting is an opportunity for the Foundation to celebrate the community’s success in supporting philanthropy on Maryland’s Lower...

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