Denton Town Elections - Denton Maryland by wuyunyi


									                                                                     Vol. 18, No. 6         November - December, 2010

Historic Caroline High School                                                   Fall Loose Leaf Collection
                                                                                                                               * Rake leaves to the curbside
Awarded Smart Site Designation                                                        Autumn is approaching and
                                                                                soon the leaves will begin to fall. The   or alley.
     On October 12, 2010, Governor        more access to jobs, transit, and a   Denton Public Works Department                 * DO NOT rake leaves into
Martin O’Malley announced the             range of housing choices.             is scheduling their annual loose leaf     the street.
designation of the rehabilitation of           This program is a component      vacuuming removal service to occur             * DO NOT rake leaves onto
the historic Caroline High School as      of the Smart, Green and Growing       October 18 through December 13,           the sidewalk.
one of Maryland’s 16 new “Smart           initiative to create a more           2010. Leaves must be bagged for                * Make sure all sticks and
Sites.” The Governor’s Smart Site         sustainable future for Maryland,      pickup the remaining                                  limbs are removed from
program is aimed at accelerating          involving every citizen in reducing   months of the year.                                    the pile of leaves.
development and redevelopment             our carbon footprint, revitalizing             Loose         leaf                                 *       Make sure
projects in existing communities that     existing communities, preserving      vacuuming will occur on                                there are no other objects
illustrate the best principles in smart   our most valuable resource lands      Friday and/or Monday,                                  or debris mixed with the
growth, including compact, walk-          and restoring the health of the       pending work load, and                                 leaves (like bottles or
able and mixed-use community              Chesapeake Bay.                       excluding holidays. It                                 other trash).
designs that provide residents with                      Continue to page 12    will be necessary to call                                   *       Piles      of
                                                                                in your loose leaf vacuum                              leaves with sticks, limbs,
                                                                                                                                       or other debris will not
            Denton Town Elections
                                                                                pickup request by 12
                                                                                NOON on Thursday to guarantee             be picked up.
                                                                                                                               * Phone in your pickup request
                          Nov. 2, 2010                                          pickup by Monday.
                                                                                         Bagged leaf collection will      to the Town Office at 410-479-2050
                      7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                                     still take place on Wednesday and         by Thursday to guarantee pickup by
                             13 N. Third St.                                    must be called in to the Town Office
                                                                                by 12 NOON on Tuesday.                         * All pickups will be done by
                            Denton, MD 21629                                             Citizens are encouraged to       request/appointment only.
                                                                                call the Town Office at 410-479-               * Loose leaf pickups will
  All residents of the Town of Denton that have resided                         2050 to request pickup. If calling        occur from Oct. 18 through Dec.
  in Denton 30 days prior to the election day and were                          after hours please leave the request      13, on Mondays and Fridays only,
  registered to vote prior to Oct. 1, 2010 are encouraged to                    on the Town Office answering              except for holidays.
                                                                                machine, ext. 25.                         Loose leaf collection days:
                  come and cast their vote.
                                                                                      Please follow these guidelines      -November 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22,
                                                                                for leaf removal:                          26, 29.
                                                                                                                          -December 3, 6, 10, 13.
                                                    Town of Denton
                                                     410-479-2050                                                                       Index
                                              2011 Utility Billing Schedule                                                  Town Calendar.............2
                                                                                                                             Calendar of Events.......3
   Months of Service           Billing Date      Due Date          1% Interest Added           Shut Off Date                 Police Department........4
                                                                                                                             Planning & Codes........6
   July - September              09/30/2010        10/25/2010             10/25/2010                11/05/2010
                                                                                                                             Public Works................7
   October- December             12/30/2010        01/25/2011             01/25/2011                02/07/2011               Main Street...................9
   January- March                03/31/2011        04/25/2011             04/25/2011                05/05/2011
                                                                                                                             Update on Ordinances and
   April - June                  06/30/2011        07/25/2011             07/25/2011               08/05/2011
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         Town Calendar
    Town Council Meeting
 7 p.m. at Police Department                                 DENTON TOWN ELECTIONS
         November 1
 November 15 - Working Session

       December 6
                                  Under authority of Chapter V of the Denton Town Charter as amended
 December 20 - Working Session               and reenacted, a town election will be held on:

    Planning Commission
    Meeting 6 p.m. at Police
         Department                                TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
         November 30                      BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 A.M. AND 8:00 P.M.
        December TBA                        IN THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT
    Historic Review Meeting
                                              13 NORTH THIRD STREET, DENTON MD.
     6 p.m. at Denton Town
          November 17
                                     at which time registered voters of the Town of Denton will elect
         December TBA
                                   one Council Member to serve a term of five years to succeed Mayor
 Utility Commission Meeting             Conway Gregory whose term expires December 31, 2010.
     7p.m. at Wastewater
 Treatment Plant on Legion
                                              There is one candidate running for the vacancy on the
        November TBA                             Denton Town Council for this year’s election.
          December 9                                    The candidate for consideration is:

         Town Holidays
     The Town Office will be                                       CONWAY GREGORY
  closed on the following days:

     November 2, 11, 25, 26
                                                                      TOWN OF DENTON, MARYLAND
       December 24, 31                                                THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
         Trash Pickup
     Collection day will be
    on every Tuesday, unless
  otherwise noted in the Times
     Record. Trash must be
                                  JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2011                               High Water Bills?
                                     ISSUE DEADLINE...
  outside for pickup by 6 a.m.                                                        Check your
                                  Please submit your articles of                      faucets and toilets
                                  interest to the Denton Town                         for leaks!
     Web Page Address:
                                  Office via email: lorendorf@   or
                                        fax: 410-479-3534                             Denton Public Works
                                      by December 10, 2010                            410-479-2050
                                            Thank you.
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                                                        Calendar of Events
5 & 19 - Fun Fridays at the Armory                 Walk. Kicks off at 8a.m. Call 410-634-2253 for     19 Thru 27 - Festival of Trees for Caroline
7p.m.-9p.m. Fretterd Community Center.             more info.(see page 10 for details).               Hospice.
$3, grades 6-8. Socialize and have fun with                                                           Stop by the Foundry Building (401 Market St.)
friends in a safe supervised environment. Games,   13 - 2nd Saturday at the Foundry                   and gaze at the beautiful holiday trees decorated
movies, and crazy contests, snacks and drinks      2p.m.-4p.m. 401 Market St., Denton                 by local residents/businesses. Bid on a tree to
available for purchase. Call Stacey at 410-479-    Free stained glass techniques demonstrated with    take home. Proceeds benefit Caroline Hospice.
8120 for more info.                                Brian Pierman.                                     Call 410-479-3500 or 410-479-1009 for details.

5 - Friday Nites in Caroline                       13 - 2nd Story Live Coffeehouse                20 - Turkey Trot
7p.m. Free. CRHS Auditorium. Circo Comedia,        7:30p.m. Denton Library, $10/ Students $5/     Denton Elementary School, 8:30a.m. check in
side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts in      Member Discount $1. Performer TBA. Visit       begins. 2 mile walk, run or jog race from Denton
the tradition of the Quebec Circus starring Jean for info.                 Elem School to Martinak State Park and back.
Saucier and Patrick Cote.                                                                         Open to all ages. First 75 pre-registrants get a free
                                                   15 - Deadline, Denton Holiday Parade gift. Also includes raffles, crafts, refreshments
12 - Friday Nites in Caroline                      Applications. Visit www.dentonmaryland. and more. Call 410-479-8120 or visit www.
7p.m. Free. Central Library, Denton. Special com and click on EVENTS to obtain a parade
performance by Bay Country Chorus a traditional application.
Barbershop harmony team.                                                                          20 - 2nd Story Live Coffeehouse
                                                   19 - Friday Nites in Caroline                  7:30p.m. Denton Library, $10/ Students
12 & 13 - Holiday Bazaar at St. Benedict’s 7p.m. Free. CRHS Auditorium, Denton. $5/ Member Discount $1. Pressing Strings
Parish. 408 Central Ave., Ridgely. Friday 5p.m.- Cruisers US Navy Band. High energy fun-filled performs.
8p.m. Saturday 8a.m.-2p.m.42nd Annual event, performances ranging from jazz and standards,
crabcake dinner on Friday, crafts, vendors, parish R&B, classic rock, adult contemporary, pop and 30 - Gingerbread House Contest Entries Due
market. Saturday includes a 5k Run/ 1 Mile Fun more.                                              at The Foundry Building, 401 Market St. Denton.
                                                                                                  between 12p.m.-6p.m.(see page 6 for info).

1-31 - Holiday Window Display and Contest          4 - First Annual Christmas Walking Tour of ride through the festive twinkling lights around
This year’s theme is “Holidays in Motion”. Local   Denton 10a.m.-3p.m. $10 per person. Tour some the park. Donation box set up, proceeds benefit
businesses, residents, and civic organizations     of the historic homes of Denton. Call 410-479- Caroline Co. Hospice.
decorate the windows on Market Street and          8301 for more info.
compete for a special prize. Make this a holiday
tradition by bringing the family down to admire  10 - Miracle on Market Street
                                                                                                             See pag
the windows. Contact Ann Jacobs, Main Street     5:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Downtown Denton. Shop for                         e 13 &1
Manger, at 410-479-4315 to sign up for a         great gifts at the Foundry and other downtown                     Holiday 4 for additional
                                                                                                                          Event In
window.                                          Denton businesses while you enjoy live Christmas                                  fo.
                                                 carols, gingerbread house displays, a visit with
2 - Denton Holiday Parade and Lighting of Santa, seasonal refreshemnts, and more.
the Green 6p.m. Parade begins/7p.m. Lighting 6p.m. Denton Elem. School Chorus                                    - Adkins Arboretum
of the Green. Bring the family to Downtown 8p.m. Bethel AME Gospel Choir
Denton for a festive holiday parade and lighting
of the green. Parade begins at the HAPS building 11 - 2nd Saturday at the Foundry
and ends at the Courthouse. Parade applications 2p.m.-4p.m. 401 Market St., Denton
available at click on Holiday craft making with special guest artist.                   - Caroline Co. Arts Council
EVENTS. Deadline Nov. 15. Call 410-479-2050                                                                          #410-479-1009
or 410-479-8120 for info.                        11 - Santa’s Magic Workshop                            
                                                 4p.m.-7p.m. Martinak State Park Nature Center
3 & 17 - Fun Fridays at the Armory               Admission: 2 canned goods per person. Bring                  - Caroline Co. Public Library
7p.m.-9p.m. Fretterd Community Center.           the family out to make ornaments, share your                        # 410-479-1343
$3, grades 6-8. Socialize and have fun with wish list with Santa, hay ride, eat cookies and           
friends in a safe supervised environment. Games, hot chocolate. Call 410-820-1668 for more info.
movies, and crazy contests, snacks and drinks                                                             - Caroline Co. Recreation and Parks
available for purchase. Call Stacey at 410-479- 13 thru 24 - Enchanted Campground
                                                                                                                     #410-479- 8120
8120 for more info.                              6p.m.-9p.m. Markinak State Park. Take a relaxing
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Denton Police Department . . .
Toys for Tots Drive                                                           Denton Night Out Thank Yous
    The Denton Police Department        with the Commander, Marine
                    is     collecting   Forces Reserve, who directs the U.
                    toys           in   S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for
                    November for        Tots Program. The Foundation has
                    the Toys for Tots   supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
                    Foundation.              The mission of the U.S. Marine
                    Toys may be         Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
                    dropped       off   is to collect new, unwrapped toys
Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-4p.m. at the       during October, November, and
Police Station lobby.                   December each year, and distribute
    Marine       Toys    for     Tots
Foundation, an IRS recognized
501(c)(3) not-for-profit public
charity is the fund raising, funding                                            Denton Police Department         Methodist Church in preparing the
and support organization for the                                           hosted their 9th Annual Denton        chicken for the event and to Denton
U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys                                            Night Out Against Crime on            Lions Club for donating their time
for Tots Program. The Foundation                                           October 2. This free family event     to come out and help us serve the
was created at the behest of the        those toys as Christmas gifts to proved to have a great turn out of      many meals to citizens.
U. S. Marine Corps and provides         needy children in the community in citizens who came together with the        Also, thanks to Food Lion for
support in accordance with a            which the campaign is conducted. purpose of helping us in deterring      their generous donations of food.
Memorandum of Understanding                                                crime in our neighborhoods. Many           With the help and support of
                                                                           were on hand to enjoy music, food,    those who donated food, their time
                                                                           games, hayrides and much more.        and the many contributions it made
                                                                                Denton Police Dept. wishes       this years free family event another
                                                                           to thank Ridgely Lions Club and       successful Denton Night Out.
                                                                           the youth group from Ridgely

                Food Drive
                   Join the Denton Police Dept.
                   collecting food for the needy

                Call 410-479-1414 or visit www.                                   Sign up to decorate a Holiday
     for additional                                   Window in Downtown Denton.
                  information and locations.                                  As part of the holiday season in Downtown Denton,
                                                                              windows on Market Street are decorated by a holiday
                                                                                theme. This year’s theme is “Holidays in Motion”.

                                                                              The Denton Holiday Windows committee is seeking
                                                                              individual artists, families, civic groups, churches and
                                                                              businesses who would like to decorate a window in the
                                                                                             200 block of Market Street.

                                                                              For more information please contact Ann Jacobs, Denton
                Denton Police Department                                       Main Street Manager, at 410-479-4315 or by email
  410-479-1414 * *
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                                             Denton Night Out Highlights

Local residents enjoy a hay ride around town during Denton Night Out.         George and Shirley Jackson brought scrolls for our military overseas.
                                                                              Residents signed their well wishes to the troops.

Denton Police Chief Rodney Cox and Food Lion Manager Darrell                  A special visit from Crazy Wacky Christian Clowns of Calvery Wesleyan
Millman                                                                       Church in Harrington, DE.

                             Bay Country Chorus Performs November 12
    Friday Nites in Caroline         harmony singing with the melody          venues on the Mid-Shore throughout       Maryland Chapter of the Barbershop
presents Bay Country Chorus on       sung in the second voice called the      the year, with the majority of them      Harmony Society. The Chorus has
Friday, November 12, 2010, 7:00      “lead.” The tenor harmonizes above       centered near Easton. These include      grown from the original 13 members
p.m. on the 2nd Story Stage –        the lead; the bass sings the lowest      library concerts, street singing in      to a current roster of 38 members.
Caroline County Public Library in    harmonizing notes and the baritone       Easton, singing at retirement and        The Barbershop Harmony Society
Denton.                              provides the in-between notes to         assisted living facilities and holiday   is the largest all-male singing
    Bay Country Chorus is an all-    form consonant, pleasing chords.         songs at the annual Christmas            organization in the world with
male barbershop chorus founded            The music is in the style of “old   tree lighting at Easton Memorial         approximately 30,000 members.
in 1995, and has a proud tradition   songs” from the heyday of Tin Pan        Hospital.                                     For more information contact
of performance and service to the    Alley.                                        In July of this year, the           the Library at 410-479-1343, info@
community.      Barbershop style          The Bay Country Chorus              Bay Country Chorus celebrated  
is four- part, a cappella, close-    performs at numerous events and          its fifteenth year as the Easton,
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Planning and Codes . . .
Denton 2010 Code Updates                                                                                             Permits
                                                                                     The following is a list of                Berkey, 302 South 7th Street, Roof
Chapters 128 & 73                                                                permits issued by the Town of                 Stanford,    536    Gay      Street,
     The Town of Denton has            requirement for traffic impact            Denton between August 2010 and                Demolition
approved updates to Chapters           studies, prohibition of stormwater        September 2010:                               Campbell, 218 South 3rd Street,
128 “Zoning” and 73 “Land              retention or detention basins in open     Taylor, 708 Market Street, Roof               Rehab
Subdivision.” A public hearing         space areas, prohibition of propane       Burroughs, 305 Sydney Lane,                   Black Crow Antiques, 210 Market
was conducted at the beginning         gas farms in open space area, more        Accessory                                     Street, Sign
of the Town Council meeting held       specificity of concept, preliminary       Daniels, 14 North 4th Street, Roof            Shore Health System, 838 South
on September 13, 2010. The Town        and final plat submissions, plus          Kirby, 304 Fountain Avenue,                   Fifth Avenue, Rehab
Council approved the revisions to      more specificity on inspections,          Accessory                                     Becker, 1701 Cattail Commons
both chapters on September 13,         warranties and bonding/letters of         Doherty, 109 Riverton Avenue,                 Way, Fence
2010 by adopting Ordinances No.        credit.                                   Accessory                                     Dillon, 329 South 2nd Street, Deck
611 and 612. The Town of Denton is          Chapter 128 – Zoning had             Spear, 234 Siesta Drive, Fence                Cahall Construction, 609 Lincoln
authorized by Maryland Annotated       many changes that were prepared           YMCA, 40 Denton Plaza, Rehab                  Street, Roof
Code Article 66B §§4.04 and 4.05       to reflect consistency with the           Wesleyan Center, 424 E. Wesley                Kampmeyer, 235 Siesta Drive,
to amend, supplement, modify           2010 Comprehensive Plan. The              Circle, Ramp                                  Fence
or repeal sections of the zoning       most notable of these changes are:        Singer, 517 Market Street, Roof               Wright, 217 Market Street, Rehab
ordinance.                             expansion of the definition section,
     Changes to both chapters          additions to the zoning districts’
reflect consistency with the Town’s    descriptions to include new zoning

                                                                                        erbread House Contest
Comprehensive Plan revision            districts such as the Mixed Industrial,
which was adopted on July 12,          Recreation & Parks, and Rural

2010, and subsequently amended         Agriculture zones, the use of “net site
on September 13, 2010, to reflect      area” (gross area minus lands with
a zoning change to one property.       environmental and other easement
Code changes include comments          constraints) to determine density,
from the Town Engineer, Kercher        expansion of the supplementary use
Engineering, DPW Director Scott        descriptions, increased requirements
Getchell, Denton Town Council and      for manufactured home park
the Denton Planning Commission.        and subdivisions, inclusion of
                                                                                                           As part of this year’s
The final draft was reviewed by the    an Outdoor Lighting chapter,                           Miracle on Market Street, Downtown Denton
Town Attorney.
     The most notable changes
                                       revision to the “Sign” article with
                                       an illustration appendix, revisions
                                                                                     Main Street is hosting the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest!
to Chapter 73 – Subdivision are:       to the “Table of Use” regulations               Enter for your chance to win $100, $50, or $30 in Denton Dollars!
expanded and updated definitions,      that include permitted uses for new          Registration forms are due by November 30th. Entries will be on display at
increased timeframe period between     districts and removed two family             The Foundry & downtown Denton businesses during Miracle on Market Street
submittal and hearing, proof taxes     conversion from single family,                              on December 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
are paid in full and reference to      requirements for Public Notice was
requirement for developer to pay       revised to require certified letter                                                                           The Lily Pad
into an escrow account and replenish   sent to all property owners within                                                                       Cafe will be offering a
when triggered, prohibit cul-de-sac    200 feet of a subdivision or major
streets (unless approved by Planning   site plan, with cost of mailing paid
                                                                                                                                         Gingerbread House Workshop
                                                                                                                                            Saturday, December 4th
Commission), a total prohibition       and sent by applicant.                                                                                 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
of T-type or L-type cul-de-sacs,
                                                                                                                                      The cost is $25 and includes the gingerbread
                                                                                                                                          house and accessories. Reserve your
           SHOP                                                                                                                                   spot today by calling
                                                                                  Pick up your registration forms at:                               (410) 479-0700.

         FOR YOUR                                                                                                                            C    olor

       HOLIDAY GIFTS                                                               210 Market St.
                                                                                     Denton, MD
                                                                                                    300 Market St.
                                                                                                      Denton, MD
                                                                                                                     218 Market St.
                                                                                                                       Denton, MD
                                                                                                                                             224 Market St.
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                                                                                                                                                                    Denton, MD
                                                                                   (443) 448-4276   (443) 448-4022   (443) 448-4150          (443) 448-4182       (410) 479-0006
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Denton Public Works . . .
5th Avenue Under Construction                                                      Prepare Your House for Winter
      The Fifth Avenue Roadway             ADA compliant handicap ramps,               The Public Works Department          prevent it from seizing up. If your
and Utility Reconstruction Project         crosswalks, driveway entrances,        experiences many calls from               home is already equipped with a
is underway. This project begins           signage, new roadway pavements         residents during the winter months        shutoff valve, verify its location and
at the intersection of Fifth Avenue        and striping, and landscaping.         to turn off water after pipes have        ensure that it works.
and Market Street and extends                   This project is being             frozen and broken. In the time                  In addition to having a valve
southerly along Fifth Avenue for a         administered by the Town of Denton     that it takes for us to respond much      installed, pipes exposed to cold
total distance of 0.89 miles, to include   Public Works Department and is         damage could have taken place. It         air should be properly insulated to
two blocks of Randolph Street, two         being funded both by the American      is better to be pro-active in taking a    further prevent problems. When
blocks of Fountain Avenue, one-            Recovery and Reinvestment Act of       few simple precautions and                        temperatures drop below
half block of Edenton Avenue, and          2009 through the Maryland State        save yourself the mess,                            freezing, the pipes in the
portions of Kerr Avenue, and Carter        Highway Administration and the         money, and aggravation                             exterior walls and under
Avenue. The scope of the overall           U.S. Department of Agriculture-        frozen pipes cause.                                your house could be affected.
project includes the replacement           Rural Utility Service. The project          What’s the solution?                          When water freezes inside
of old and undersized water mains          is funded through a combination of     Besides moving to Florida,                         a pipe, it expands and
and services, improvements to              grants and loans available through     installing a water shutoff                         inevitably ruptures the pipe.
stormwater drainage inlets, the            the two funding sources.         The   valve inside your home                             Water damage can and will
replacement and/or installation            anticipated completion date is spring  is recommended. In the event of           occur in a short amount of time.
of new curb/ gutter, will provide          of 2011.                               an emergency, a shutoff valve will              Wrap insulation around water
                                                                                  provide the means to immediately          pipes that are close to the ground or
Winter Energy Saving Tips                                                         shut off the water, preventing a
                                                                                  catastrophe if you are not at home.
                                                                                                                            in unheated spaces such as the attic.
                                                                                                                            Disconnect garden hoses from all
     With energy prices rising             joints) and caulk (for non-moving
                                                                                       A local plumber can perform          outdoor faucets. Turn off outside
across the country, now is a good          parts). Also, install a window kit to
                                                                                  this installation. Once installed it is   water lines, and then open the
time to learn how to use energy            the inside of your windows to help
                                                                                  important to make sure that everyone      outside spigots to drain any water
wisely. Here are some simple tips          keep cold air out and warm air in.
                                                                                  in your household is aware of the         still in the pipes. This reduces the
to help you reduce your energy                  Change filters once a month.
                                                                                  location of the valve. The valve          chance of freezing in the short span
consumption:                               A well-maintained heating system
                                                                                  should be operated periodically to        of pipe just inside the house.
     During the winter months, set         can save money and increase the
your thermostat at 68 degrees during       comfort level in your home.
the day and 60 degrees at night. You            When you cozy up to a
can save 3 percent on your heating         crackling fire on a cold winter day,
costs for every degree you reduce          you may be losing more heat than
the temperature below 70 degrees.          you are generating if your fireplace
     Special Advice to Heat Pump           is not airtight.
Owners: Heat pumps need to stay                 Inspect ductwork for any air
at a constant setting, unless you          leakage. If you do feel air leaking at
have a programmable electronic             joints, use silver metal duct tape to
heat pump thermostat with adaptive         seal them. You could save up to 10%
recovery. Check with your heating          of your heating costs by eliminating
or air conditioning contractor to          those leaks.
determine the type of thermostat                The above tips found at
you have.                        
     Winterize     windows      with       conservation/tips/default.aspx Visit
weather stripping (for all moveable        this site for additional energy tips.

               Avoid theft,
      LOCK YOUR CAR AT ALL TIMES.                                                                           Free !
         Take your keys with you.
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                                                                                  Plants Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
     In the late 1980s, a two-year                                              release oxygen into the air. Certain                                     lower the levels of carbon dioxide                                            morifolium)
research study was conducted by                                                 houseplants can also remove and                                          and increase the levels of oxygen in                                          Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s
                    NASA and the                                                process other, more harmful,                                             the home or office.                                                           tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata
                    Associated                                                  chemicals from the air inside your                                            The study yielded a list of                                              “Laurentii’)
                    Landscape                                                   home or office. Modern buildings                                         common houseplants found at your                                              Spider Plant (Chlorophytum
                    Contractors                                                 are tightly sealed and insulated                                         local garden centers that reduce the                                          comosum)
                    of America to                                               to make them energy efficient,                                           level of toxic chemicals in indoor                                            Schefflera/Umbrella Tree
                    investigate ways                                            and they are also full of synthetic                                      environments. For best results,                                               (Brassaia actinophylla)
                    to create healthy,                                          materials that emit harmful gases                                        have at least one six-inch plant for                                               Airborne chemicals are not
                    breathable                                                  and chemicals into the air. The                                          every 100 square feet.                                                        the only health hazards indoors.
environments in outer space. The                                                result is a sealed bubble of unclean                                      The list includes:                                                           Scientists at Washington State
tests were conducted in sealed test                                             air that can lead to what is known as                                    Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea                                                      University conducted a study that
chambers containing pollutants                                                  “Sick Building Syndrome”.                                                seifrizii)                                                                    led them to conclude that foliage
such as formaldehyde, benzene, and                                                    All plants provide some benefit                                    Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema                                                  plants can reduce indoor dust
trichloroethylene, all commonly                                                 to air quality, but research showed                                      modestum)                                                                     levels by up to 20%. Also, plants
present in indoor air from paints,                                              that tropical plants were particularly                                   Dracena “Janet Craig” (Dracaena                                               transpire and increase the amount
varnishes, insulation, particleboard,                                           effective at processing gases and                                        deremensis “Janet Craig”)                                                     of water vapor in the air, which is
pressed wood, adhesives, inks,                                                  chemicals. Because these plants                                          English Ivy (Hedera helix)                                                    particularly important in the winter
rubber, and other sources. Scientists                                           grow in dense rainforests with low                                       Ficus or Weeping Fig (Ficus                                                   time when indoor air becomes dry
found that certain tropical plants                                              light conditions, they have evolved                                      benjamina)                                                                    and can cause dry, cracked skin and
commonly used as houseplants were                                               to be very efficient at capturing                                        Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera                                                        respiratory problems.
quite effective in removing these                                               light as well as in processing the                                       jamesonii)                                                                         Use a variety of plants to
chemicals from the indoor air.                                                  gases necessary for photosynthesis.                                      Golden Pothos (Epipiremnum                                                    improve the indoor air quality in
     Forests are important in                                                   Plants take in carbon dioxide and                                        aureum)                                                                       your home and office. The plants
maintaining the delicate balance of                                             expel oxygen.         Human beings                                       Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)                                                    increase psychological health,
the earth’s atmosphere because they                                             inhale oxygen and expel carbon                                           Philodendron (Philodendron)                                                   productivity, and overall well-
“breathe” in carbon dioxide and                                                 dioxide. Thus houseplants can                                            Pot Mum (Chrysanthemum                                                        being.

           Nov.             2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Free !
      Mark your
                 2     3     4    5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Funded by the Midshore Counties
      7     8    9     10    11   12   13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Caroline, Kent, QA & Talbot)
            15   16    17    18   19   20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                & available MDE grants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These planned events are
     One day o                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      subject to change without notice.
     21     22   23    24    25   26   27

     28     29   30

                                  Midshore Regional Landfill
                                                                                                 Follow Yellow signs . . .
                                  3431 Barkers Landing Rd
                                  Easton, MD                                                  From Route 50, East on Rt. 331 (Dover Road), Right onto Dover Neck Road, Left onto Barkers Landing Road, Left into Landfill

                                                                                                                                  Get the skeletons out of your closet, basement and garage on Nov. 6th !

                                                 Residents of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot Counties                                                                                                                            Free !
                                                 NO Business, Industrial or Commercial Farm Waste                                                                      Residency and Household Status Verification will be requested.

                                                 Gasoline, Gas/Oil Mixes, Fuels, Acids, Cleaners, Solvents, Automotive Fluids*, Bleach, Ammonia, Pool Chemicals, Dark Room Chemicals, Household and
                                                 Lawn & Garden Pesticides, Insecticides & Herbicides, Painting Products: Oil Based Paints, Paint Thinner, Turpentine, Wood Preservatives, Wood Strippers ...
                                                 (Don’t bring LATEX paint, solidify & dispose in trash - to solidify add dirt, mulch, kitty litter, etc ) Materials will safely go to Haz Mat disposal facilities.
                                                 - Pre-arrange large loads         -     Empty fuel cans returned upon request.            -         Event is voluntary. Other safe reuse or disposal options may exist.

                                                 For Explosives, Fireworks & Ammunition, Contact Fire Marshall - 410-822-7609; Medical Waste, Smoke Detectors, Picric Acid (Don’t transport- call MDE or Haz Mat Co.);
                                                 Radioactive Materials, Asbestos, Compressed Gas Cylinders (propane, refrigerant, etc.), No Materials from Business, Industrial or Commercial Farm Sources,
                                                 For Other Assistance: Contact Manufacturers; MDE (800-633-6101 ext. 3343); MDA re: pesticides (410-841-5710) or Hazardous Materials Companies

                                                     Tentative:                     April 30, 2011—Kent County                    Fall 2011—Caroline County                     Spring 2012—Queen Anne’s County                                 Fall 2012 — Talbot County
                                                                          i   *Recycle Motor Oil, Antifreeze & Tires at       i   Solidify & dispose of latex paint with trash.       i   Follow label instructions.                            i   Recycle lead acid vehicle & marine
                                                                              existing collection sites during normal hours   i   Put dirty empty cans in trash.                      i   Label all items & store in proper containers.             batteries at retailer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clipart courtesy of MRRP, MDE, Clean Harbors, Wisconsin DNR & Other Sources

                 i    Try to use materials up.                                (see                i   Recycle clean & empty metal cans.                   i   Keep out of reach of children.                        i   Recycle Ni-Cad batteries at electronics
                 i    Find a use or reuse.                                i   Don’t bring latex paint.                        i   Buy quantities that match task.                     i   Choose safer products & substitutes.                      stores.

                                            Midshore Region 410-758-6605               Caroline Co. 410-479-4040        Kent Co. 410-778-7448          QA Co. 410-758-2697            Talbot Co. 410-770-8170          Midshore Landfill (MES) 410-820-8383                  MDE 800-633-6101

                                                  Computers: CPU’s, Keyboards, Monitors**, Mouse, Printers, Cables, Modems, Computer Speakers, Scanners, External Disc Drives, Most Other Peripherals
                                                  Other Electronics: Televisions*, Remotes, VCR’s, CD Players, Calculators, Cell Phones, Radios, Stereos, CB Radios, Fax Machines, Answering Machines, Copiers
                                                  Not Accepted: Large or small appliances, power tools, household items, manuals, diskettes, etc.                                                              For details: 410-758-6605                Or
          New! - Computer Recycling                 Voluntary program for residents of Caroline,                 x Typical monitors & TV's have 4 pounds of lead.                                         x These bulky items with toxic materials can be kept out of the landfill.
          Drop-Off sites in each County.            Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot Counties                         x Lead & other toxic and valuable metals can be recovered & reused.                      x **Recycling fees for TVs & Monitors waived for Nov 6th collection.

                                                                       Glass, Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Magazines, Metal Cans, Plastic

                                                                                                                                                                    Cardboard, clothes, scrap metal, tires, oil and                            Recycling:


   Midshore Regional Recycling Program:                                Bottles at one of 40+ Recycling Stations in Midshore Region and by                           antifreeze at many recycling stations in the region.                        Nov 15 is:
               410-758-6605                                            joining Infinity Recycling’s or other curbside programs.                                     See recycling guide ( before Yellow Pages Index ).                         Reuse:
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Denton Main Street . . .
Gingerbread House Contest                                                        Book and CD Signing at
     As part of this year’s Miracle
on Market Street, Downtown
                                        at Downtown Denton’s Miracle on
                                        Market Street event on Dec. 10 at        All Good Things
Denton Main Street is hosting its 3rd   8:00pm at The Foundry.                        On November 6 from 12:00p.         a CD signing by Bishop J.J. Green &
Annual Gingerbread House Contest.            To encourage participation, the     m. - 2:00p.m. All Good Things will      The Anointed Five from Cambridge,
Individuals, families, and teams are    Lily Pad will be hosting a gingerbread   be having a book signing by local       MD. The name of the CD is “Ever
encouraged       to                                      workshop           on   author John Gondeck. His book is        Since I’ve Been Changed”. Stop
enter. Participants                                      Saturday, Dec. 4        called “Building Blocks to Great        by All Good Things at 311 Market
can             use                                      from 9a.m. – 12p.m.     Faith”.                                 Street, Denton.
gingerbread kits                                         The $25 fee includes         At the same time they will have
or bake their own                                        gingerbread house
– as long as the
entry is made of
                                                         materials and candy
                                                         accessories. Extra
                                                                                 Holidays in Motion Window Display
edible materials                                         kits will also be            The Holiday Season is fast         reserve your spot by November
– anything goes.                                         available for sale.     approaching, which means that the       10. Windows will be decorated
It’s all about                                           Everyone is welcome     Downtown Denton Main Street             during the last week of November
having fun, being creative, and         and reservations are suggested.          (DDMS) Promotions Committee             to be ready by the December 1
sharing the holiday spirit with your    Contact 410-479-0700 for more            has begun planning Denton’s annual      unveiling. Prizes will be awarded to
community.                              information.                             Miracle on Market Street festivities    the designers based on the people’s
     This year, first, second, and           Registration forms along with       and their Holiday Windows display!      choice.
third prizes will be awarded based      a $6 entry fee are due by Monday,        These events are truly about                 Holiday windows will be on
on the people’s choice. The first       Nov. 30. Late registrations will be      highlighting Denton’s business          display throughout the month of
prize award of $100 Denton Dollars      accepted through Dec. 7 with a           district, and everyone is welcome       December. The public is encouraged
is sponsored by Just Yesterday. The     $10 entry fee, if space is available.    and encouraged to participate in        to come downtown and vote for their
second prize award of $50 Denton        Gingerbread House entries must be        these community events.                 favorite window. Holiday Windows
Dollars is sponsored by Black Crow      delivered to The Foundry, located at          This year’s Holiday Windows        programs will be available at
Antiques. The third prize award of      401 Market Street, between 12noon        theme is, “Holidays in Motion.”         participating downtown businesses
$30 Denton Dollars is sponsored by      and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7.           Window designers are asked to           and will include the location of all
Color ‘N’ Clay.                              Entry forms are available at        convey a holiday                                   the windows, a voting
     All entries will be donated to     participating shops including Just       or seasonal theme                                    ballot and a question
the Downtown Denton Main Street         Yesterday, Black Crow Antiques,          that      incorporates                               about each window
program for silent auction and          Color ‘N’ Clay, The Salad Star,          movement and action                                  that, if completed and
will be on display at The Foundry       What’s New Shop and The                  into        downtown                                 returned, will enter
and other participating downtown        Foundry.                                 Denton       shopfront                               them into a grand prize
businesses from Dec. 8 to Dec.               See next page for application.      windows and porch                                    drawing.
16. The public can vote for their       For more information, please             areas. Participants                                       Denton residents
favorite from Dec 8 to Dec. 10, 7:30    contact Ann Jacobs at 410-479-4315       can use mechanical                                   are also encouraged to
pm. The winners will be announced       or               toys, flickering lights, wind driven    get in on the act by decorating their
                                                                                 objects, optical illusion, and other    homes in a “Holidays in Motion”
                                                                                 imaginative ways to suggest motion      theme.
                                                                                 within their design. Businesses are          Miracle on Market Street will
                                                                                 encouraged to incorporate their own     take place on Friday, December
                                                                                 materials and supplies into their       10 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                 windows. There are also seasonal        Downtown businesses will host free
                                                                                 decorations and supplies available      rides on the Candy Cane Express,
                                                                                 for use on a first come first serve     Christmas carolers, gingerbread
                   Thursday December 2                                           basis.                                  house displays, Santa & Ms. Claus,
                                                                                      DDMS is currently looking          seasonal refreshments, and more.
                     Applications are available online at                        for individuals, organizations, and     The public is invited to do their
                                                 teams who are interested in designing   holiday shopping with their family
                     or stop by the Denton Town Office                           and decorating a window/porch           and celebrate the holiday spirit with
                                                                                 area. Designers will be paired with     their friends in downtown Denton.
                        DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15                                     participating businesses. Contact            For more information, please
                                                                                 Ann Jacobs at (410) 479-4315 or         contact Ann Jacobs at 410-479-4315
                   For more information call 410-479-2050                           to   or
                  or email
                                                                                                                                              Page 10

Holiday Bazaar
     St. Benedict’s/St. Elizabeth’s
Parish is hosting their 42nd Annual
Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November
12 and Saturday, November 13,
2010 at St. Benedict’s Parish and
Family Life Center, 408 Central
Ave., Ridgely. This year the bazaar
will again feature their delicious
apple dumplings throughout the
                                              Gingerbread House Contest 2010
     On Friday, November 12
                                                        Entry Form
at 5p.m. a crab cake dinner will
available along with lots of holiday
shopping from local crafters,            Family or Group Team Name(s):
vendors, and their own parish
market. Tickets for the dinner are       _____________________________________________________
available in advance by contacting
the parish office. All are welcome!
     On Saturday, November 13
their Annual 5k Run/1-Mile Fun
                                         Address _______________________________________________
Walk will kick-off the day at 8a.m. to   City _____________________State __________ Zip ___________
benefit Lifetime Wells for Ghana, a
local non-profit organization started    Telephone # _______________Email ________________________
by Kenny Wood (a local resident of
Denton, MD) in 2006 that dedicates
                                         Mail registration form with your $6 entry fee for each family/group team by Mon., Nov. 30 to:
their funds and manpower to
building wells in South East Ghana,                         Downtown Denton Main Street, Inc, c/o Ann Jacobs, Main Street Manager
Africa.                                                                      406 Market Street, Denton, MD 21629
     The day will continue with
local entertainment from the NCHS                              $10 entry fee for late entries through Dec 7th if space is available.
Band of Blue and other local
performers along with a huge white
                                         1. Deliver entries to: The Foundry (Caroline County Council of Arts Building) at 401 Market St. between 12
elephant sale and holiday shopping
from local crafters and vendors. A          noon—6 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
Children’s Carnival will open at         2. All entries will be considered donations to Downtown Denton Main Street and may be bid upon by silent
10a.m. with pony rides, hayrides,           auction from Wednesday, Dec. 8th until Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 5:00 pm.
bouncy house, carnival games and         3. Silent auction winners may pick up their gingerbread house between Friday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 22.
pictures with Santa! The parish will     4. Prizes will be awarded based on People’s choice voting from Wednesday, December 8th through Friday,
also be selling homemade soups,
                                            December 10th, 7:30pm.
sandwiches, and deserts throughout
the day.                                 5. Prizes will be awarded on Friday, December 10 at 8:00pm at The Foundry during Miracle on Market Street.
     The holiday bazaar will be open
Friday November 12 from 5p.m.-                       First prize - $100 Denton Dollars sponsored by Just Yesterday
8p.m. and Saturday, November 12
from 8a.m.-2p.m. All are welcome.                Second prize—$50 Denton Dollars sponsored by Black Crow Antiques
For more information, call 410-634-                  Third prize—$30 Denton Dollars sponsored by Color ‘N’ Clay
2253 or visit their website at www.                                          Questions? Contact Ann Jacobs at 410-479-4315 or

     Caroline                               Gingerbread Workshop: Saturday, Dec. 4th 9am-12noon. Contact the Lily Pad for details, 410-479-0700

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                                                                                     News Release: For Immediate use
Page 11
                                                                                     Contact: Marina Dowdall
                                                                                     Phone: 410-479-1009,
Artist Demonstration at the Foundry 2nd Story Live! Concert Series
     On Saturday, November 13 cathedrals in France, England and                            Located on the 2nd Story of not lend itself to one specific genre
2p.m.-4p.m., The Foundry will host Ireland. During his demonstration, the Caroline County Public Library or style, the band has continued
a stained glass demonstration with if there is an interest, Brian will in Denton, Maryland (100 Market to grow and evolve since day one.
artist, Brian Pierman, as part of the speak of these sites, and explain Street) this series features nationally The versatility comes from having
“Second       Saturday”                                     their significance in known performers and singer/ two singer/songwriters, each with
series offered at The                                       modern day church songwriters. Featured performers a style that compliments the other,
Foundry,        Caroline                                    settings. Second Saturday Artist Demonstrations at The qualified drummer.
                                                                                     begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10; and a uniquely Foundry
County Council of Arts’                                                                Saturday,
                                                                 Brian, a retired students $5: November 13, 2010, 2-4 PM                                      R i k
(CCCA) community art                                        NASA                             401 Market Street, Denton, MD
                                                                         aerospace $1 discount                                                          Ferrell, The
gallery at 401 Market                                       engineer, is also for members.                                                              vocals      are
Street in Denton. The                                       an avid musician, T i k e s
                                                          On Saturday, Novemberc 13tht 2-4pm, The Foundry will host a stained glass the                 tight,
event is free to the                                                                 avai able
                                                            playing the clarinet, artist,l Brian Pierman, as part of the “Second Saturday” open-
                                                          demonstration with                                                                            guitars serie
public!                                                     sax and bagpipes at the door                                                                chorded and
                                                          offered at The Foundry, Caroline County Council of Arts’ (CCCA) community art
     Brian Pierman has                                      professionally since starting            at                                                 jangly, and
                                                          gallery at 401 Market Street in Denton. The event is free to the public!
worked with stained                                         the late 1950’s.         6:45         p.m.                                                  the percussion
glass since the early                                            Brian Pierman’s Coffee, tea                                                            m o v e s
1980’s,        following                                    glasswork has has and               with
                                                          Brian Pierman been workeddessert stained glass since the early 1980's, e v e r y t h i n g     following
training in Oakland,                                      training in Oakland CA. The new glass movement in California allowed artists to
                                                            installed in over 30 refreshments                                                          along with a
CA. The new glass                                         use innovative techniques and design, following in the footsteps of Louiscadence.
                                                            DC facilities and is for sale by the Friends of the smooth, head-bobbing                            Comfo
movement in California                                      now and his at Library.                                               Further, their of etching, spot-
                                                          Tiffanyon displaycopper foil technique. Brian will show examplesmusicianship islead
allowed artists to use                                                                      and the incorporation of on, objects into soundscapes
                             and copper foil construction, sand blasting,Saturday, November 20, 2010 foundcreating soulfulthe design.
                                                            The Foundry which
                               design, is open Tuesday through Saturday Featuring on octagonal (www. while in diameter.
innovative techniques andBrian has done large and small works, including Pressing Strings ceiling 16 feetsupporting vocals that are
following in the footsteps of Louis 11-5. Free demonstrations and                                           both warm and wandering.”
                                          activities from variety of artists                                           Pressing
Comfort Tiffany and his copper foil love of stainedaglass has led him to Mid-Atlantic triothe major cathedrals in France, England
                             Brian’s                                                        tour and study                             For more information, go to
                             and Ireland. During second Saturday of if there is an busy crafting their or and
technique. Brian will show examples are held the his demonstration, Strings has been interest, Brian will speak of these sites,call the
                             explain every month from in modern day church settings.
of etching, lead and copper foil their significance2-4pm. Coming blend of rootsy, acoustic rock since Caroline County Council of Arts at
construction, sand blasting, and the in December...”Second Saturdays” they formed in the summer of 2006. 410-479-1009.
incorporation of found objects into presents a free holiday craft activity Creating original music that does
                             Brian, on December 11.
the design. Brian has done large anda retired NASA aerospace engineer, is also an avid musician, playing
                                                 sax and information please
                             the clarinet, For more bagpipes professionally since the late 1950's.
small works, including on octagonal
ceiling 16 feet in diameter.              contact the CCCA office at 410-                     SHORT STORY CONTEST
                             Brian Pierman’s or visit
     Brian’s love of stained glass has 479-1009glasswork has been installed in over 30 DC facilities and is
                                                                                                 APPLICATION AVAILABLE ON PAGE 15
                             now on
led him to tour and study the major display at The Foundry which is open Tuesday through Saturday 11-
                             5. Free demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are held the
Friday Nites in Caroline Presents Circo Comedia November 5
                             second Saturday of every month from 2-4pm. Coming next
                             month...”Second tries his best to be free holiday craft everywhere.
     Friday Nites in Caroline is innocently Saturdays” presents aentertaining audiences activity on true artist in the genre of physical
                             December 11th. For more information In their native country of Canada, comedy. Patrick is always ready to
pleased to present Circo Comedia, the (imperfect) assistant. This is please contact the CCCA office at
                             410-479-1009 entertainment at its finest!
Friday, November 5, 2010, 7:00 family or visit Circo Comedia performed at all explore new horizons, stretching
p.m. at The North Caroline High Deliriously funny - filled with the major International Children’s the limits of convention, creating
School Auditorium.                        unforgettable moments.                     Festivals - Calgary, Saskatoon, suspense, and playing the absurd
     Unpredictable thrills, side-               A unicycle launched the career Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg with finesse. Together, Jean and
splitting comedy and daredevil of Jean Saucier. At age 11, Jean cut a as well as many comedy festivals Patrick are taking the acrobatics,
stunts are the signature style curious figure in his native Montreal and casinos in Montréal and clowning and theatrics of Circo
of CIRCO COMEDIA starring when he delivered newspapers atop Las Vegas. International touring Comedia which audiences world-
the fantastic duo Jean Saucier his one-wheeler. Mostly self-taught included performances in Japan, wide have grown to know and love
& Patrick Côté from Montreal - until the age of 18, Jean attended France, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico to new “heights”!
performing their distinctive style the École National du Cirque de and Hungary.                                                        For more information contact
of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring Montréal. Cirque du Soleil noticed                      Patrick Côté is a comic the Library at 410-479-1343, info@
feats, magic and eccentricity. www. his talent and hired him.                        stuntman, an expert on roller skates                                                       Photo: artist, Brian Pierman drummer. While
                                                From 1999 to 2006, Jean and a formidable and his artwork                               Friday Nites in Caroline is
     Following in the tradition of the performed with his first Circo training as a gymnast and acrobat at presented by the Caroline County
Quebec Circus, Jean Saucier, master Comedia                partner,      Lawrence Montreal’s National Circus School Council of Arts and the Caroline
                                                           of Arts,    extensively (École Organization, 501(c)(3), #52-1100196, funded by the Maryland State Arts Coun
                          The Caroline County Counciltouring Inc. is a Registered Non-ProfitNationale de Cirque) in County Public Library; is sponsored
equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, Smythe,
                              by way of the state of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Caroline County Commissioners and CCCA Members and Sponsors.
acrobat and magician performs his throughout the United States at 1989, Patrick discovered a passion by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western
                                            P.O. Box art centers, festivals, for burlesque stunts and 479-1009, Fax: Inn and the Maryland
feats from dizzying heights while performing 292, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) created his Denton(410)-479-5100 States
                                                        E-mail: to Florida and own lexicon of unique, humorous Arts Council and
Patrick Côté, burlesque clown, and fairs from Web: www.carolinearts.or is FREE for all
expert roller skater and drummer, from Alaska to Texas, thrilling and and spectacular moves, becoming a attendees.
From front page                                                                                                                                       Page 12
     Conway Gregory, Mayor of               The Caroline High School           in partnership with the Chesapeake      building will serve as the Chesapeake
Denton said “The Culinary School       (circa 1901), located at 512 Franklin   Culinary Center and the Denton          Culinary      Center’s      hospitality
is another boon for the Town in        Street in Denton, is a historically     Development Corporation have            training headquarters, as well as
terms of economic revitalization       significant building located in         been working on rehabilitating          provide a community incubator
of the downtown. We now have           Denton’s National Register Historic     the structure to a statue of utility,   kitchen and small bottling facility.
an active school program training      District but has been vacant for the    while preserving features which         The kitchen incubator program will
people for marketable skills in one    past 23 years. The building is one      are significant to historical,          provide new business owners the
of the fastest growing markets--the    of the oldest public structures in      architectural, and cultural values of   resources necessary for success
hospitality industry--and protecting   Caroline County and the property        the Eastern Shore community.            and existing businesses opportunity
an old school that will promote our    one of the largest open spaces in            Once renovation of Caroline        for growth. The business owner
history and tourism.”                  the Denton. The Town of Denton,         High School is complete, the            will be able to prepare a product at
                                                                                                                       the Caroline High School facility,
                                                                                                                       alleviating expenses associated
                                                                                                                       with the purchase of equipment and
                                                                                                                       space for production.
                                                                                                                            “The Caroline High School
                                                                                                                       project demonstrates in Caroline
                                                                                                                       County’s community revitalization
                                                                                                                       efforts and promotion of sustainable
                                                                                                                       growth.” said Abigail McNinch
                                                                                                                       of the Denton Development
                                                                                                                       Corporation.      The Caroline High
                                                                                                                       School project, similar to all Smart
                                                                                                                       Sites throughout Maryland will:
                                                                                                                            * Strengthen public and
                                                                                                                       private partnerships at the local
                                                                                                                       level that leverage substantial
                                                                                                                       private investment in appropriate
                                                                                                                       growth and revitalization areas.
                                                                                                                            * Education about the range of
                                                                                                                       exemplary growth and revitalization
                                                                                                                       projects and partnerships in
                                                                                                                       progress in communities throughout
                                                                                                                            * Coordinate State, local, and
                                                                                                                       private investment in high impact
                                                                                                                       projects, including BRAC zones,
                                                                                                                       Transit-Oriented         Development
                                                                                                                       sites, Main Streets and Maryland
                                                                                                                       Sustainable Communities.
                                                                                                                            The Maryland Department
                                                                                                                       of Housing and Community
                                                                                                                       Development coordinates Smart
                                                                                                                       Sites in partnership with other
                                                                                                                       state agencies including the
                                                                                                                       Maryland Departments of Planning,
                                                                                                                       Transportation,      Business      and
                                                                                                                       Economic Development, Education,
                                                                                                                       Environment and Natural Resources.
                                                                                                                       “When all stakeholders collaborate
                                                                                                                       – including local and state agencies,
                                                                                                                       businesses, citizens and grass-
                                                                                                                       root organizations – together we
                                                                                                                       can accelerate the revitalization of
                                                                                                                       communities across the State of
                                                                                                                       Maryland”, Governor O’Malley
                                                                                                                       announced. For more information
                                                                                                                       about Smart Sites and the Smart,
                                                                                                                       Green and Growing initiative, visit
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          C ristmas
           Around Caro ine                                                                          Greensboro Parade and
                                                                                                    Lighting of the City
                                                                                                    December 4
                                   & Lighting of the Green                                          5:00 p.m. Parade
    December 2 (Inclement weather date, Friday, Dec. 3)                                             6:00 p.m. Lighting of the City
    6:00 p.m.                                                                                       Begins at Sunset Ave. and ends at the Carnival Grounds.
    Stroll along Market Street with friends and family at this                                      Please join us as we celebrate the season. Santa and
    annual community event. Parade begins on Fifth Ave. and                                         Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse-drawn carriage to give
    ends on Market St. in front of the Caroline Co. Courthouse.                                     the reindeer plenty of rest. Special appearance by Frosty
    The Lighting of the Green follows the end of the parade.                                        the Snowman and Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.
    Parade trophy presentation immediately after the Lighting                                       Holiday caroling and refreshments will be served at the
    of the Green. 410-479-2050 or                                            gazebo, as well as photos with Santa. 410-482-6222

                                                       Caroline Festival of Trees
                                                       November 19–27
                                                       Foundry Gallery at 401 Market Street, Denton
                                                       Preview Party: Friday, Nov. 19, 5–8 p.m.
                                                       Tree exhibit and bidding:
                                                       Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Ridgely Old                                        Sunday, Nov. 21, 2–7 p.m.
    Fashioned Christmas                                Tuesday–Saturday, Nov. 23–27, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.                        Toy Train & Model
                                                       Free admission. Community Christmas trees on                       Railroad Exhibit
    December 4                                         display and for sale at the Foundry Gallery.
    6:45 p.m.                                          Purchase your already decorated tree just in                 December 4 & 5
                                                       time to put it in your home at Thanksgiving                   10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    This year’s event will include a
    parade, refreshments and Santa                     time. Hot mulled cider available. Bring your                   Greensboro Public Library. Free.
    lighting the town Christmas tree.                  children to talk to Santa. Donations to benefit                  The Magic of trains returns at
    Silent auction of handcrafted                      Caroline Hospice Foundation.                                     Caroline County Public Library’s
    Christmas trees and wreaths will                   410-479-3500 or                           Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit.
    be at the Town Hall. Santa will                                                                                       Featuring magnificent operating
    conclude the parade at Town Hall                                                                                       train layouts in O, S, G, HO, N
    where refreshments will be served.                                                                                      and Standard Gauge; Outdoor                                                                                                        G Scale railroad village and
                                                                                                                              live steam. Admission is
                                                                                                                                free. Made possible by the
                                                                  Light Up the Sky                                               generous support of Friends
                                                                  for Hospice                                                     of the Caroline County
                                                                                                                                   Public Library. Fun for all
                                                                  December 4                                                        ages! 410-482-2173 or
                                                                  6:00–8:00 p.m.                                           
                                                                  Home of Kathy & Cortland Dukes
                                                                  7351 Todd’s Wharf Road, Preston
                                                                  Free and open to the public. You won’t believe the
                                                                  awesome Christmas light display! Fundraiser for the benefit
                                                                  of Caroline Hospice Foundation. Donations accepted. North
                                                                  Caroline High School Band of Blue concert. Hot drinks and                  on other
                                                                  baked goods for sale. Photos with Santa for donation.                        side.
                                                                  410-479-3500 or
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      Around Caro�ine
Denton Gingerbread Contest
Entries: through December 7
                                                                                                Christmas in Caroline
                                                                                                December 4 & 5
Displayed: December 8–15                                                                        Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: participating businesses in downtown Denton.
                                                                                                Caroline County 4-H Park, Detour Rd., Denton
Individuals, families, and teams are invited to enter in the
Gingerbread House Contest. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes                                         Free admission with plenty of parking. Antiques, crafts,
awarded based on people’s choice voting, Dec. 8–10.                                             collectibles & gift merchandise, country store, fresh greens
Entries are donated to the Downtown Denton Main Street                                          & wreaths. Special candy cane game, children’s make-
program for silent auction, bidding through Dec. 15.                                            it take-it crafts workshop, photos with Santa and pet
Entry forms available at participating downtown businesses.                                     Christmas photos, festive Christmas music, silent auction
410-479-4315 or                                                          and great food. 410-479-0565 or

Miracle on                                             and Front Porch Contest
Market Street                                          December 1–31
December 10                                            Stroll through the Denton Main Street District
5:30–9:00p.m.                                          and view windows decorated by local businesses,
Come down to Market Street and                         building owners, and civic groups. This year’s          “Behold the Gift”
experience the joy of the holiday                      theme is “Holidays in Motion.”                            Ridgely Live Nativity
season. Ride the Polar Express Hay
Ride, listen to the carolers, visit Santa
                                                       Vote for your favorite decorated window. Voting            Pageant
                                                       ballots available at all participating downtown
Claus in Denton Ace Hardware,                          businesses.                                                    December 11
sample some holiday treats, do some                                                                                    7:30 p.m.
                                                       410-479-4315 or
Christmas shopping and vote on
your favorite Gingerbread House                                                                                         Lot beside Ridgely Town Hall,
on display throughout the                                                                                                Central Ave.
downtown businesses. Businesses                                                                                           Costumed actors, animals,
will have extended hours for                                                                                               and live music depict the
your shopping convenience.                                                                                                  Christmas story. (Sponsored
410-479-4315 or                                                                                                              by the Ridgely area                                                                                                        churches)

                                                      Federalsburg Christmas Parade
                                                      December 13
                                                      Line-up 6:30 p.m.
                                                      Parade 7:00 p.m.
                                                      Starts on University Ave. Goes through downtown and
                                                      ends at Railroad Avenue. Fun family event, judging
                                                      for trophies for many entry classifications. Come join                                More
                                                      the parade! 410-754-8173 or                                    on other
                                                      (Click on “Community News”)                                                           side.
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                                         The Ninth Annual Short Story Contest
                                                             Entry Form and Rules
      Eligibility:       All residents of Caroline County may enter the contest.

                                      2011 Short Story Contest Categories                      1st Prize         2nd Prize
                             Kindergarten                                                           $15.00           $10.00
                             1st + 2nd Grade                                                        $20.00           $15.00
                             3rd, 4th, 5th Grade                                                    $25.00           $20.00
                             6th, 7th, 8th Grade                                                    $35.00           $25.00
                             9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade                                            $50.00           $35.00
                             Adult                                                                  $75.00           $50.00
               Stories should be less than 2500 words.
               Submit two copies of your story. Do not put your name anywhere on either copy. All stories should be typed,
               double spaced on white paper with the title and page number at the top of each page.
               Complete the entry form below and paper clip it together with the copies of your story.
               Only one story per person.
               Each story must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant. Adults may assist children in the 8th
               grade or lower with spelling, punctuation and typing or word processing.
               All manuscripts become the property of the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc. The authors retain all other
               rights. The authors agree to allow publication of their stories by the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc. by
               signing the official entry form below.
               Winners will be notified as soon as judging is completed. All entrants will be invited to attend a reception in
               their honor at the Central Branch of the Caroline County Public Library in Denton. First prize winners will be
               asked to read their stories aloud.
               Entries must be received at a branch of the Caroline County Public Library no later than 8:00 PM on
               Thursday, January 13, 2011.
                                               Cut here and attach entry form to your short story
                                                      Ninth Annual Short Story Contest Entry Form
                                                   Please fill out completely. Type or print, if possible.

           Name_______________________________________________ Phone____________________
           Address_______________________________________ City_____________________ Zip Code_________
           Email (required) address for notification_______________________________________________________
           Students only: Parent’s name__________________________School______________________Grade_____
           Title of story____________________________________________________________________
           No. of pages______ Signature______________________________________ Date____________
           By signing this entry form I certify that the Short Story named above and attached to this entry form is my own work and no one else has
           helped me create it. I agree to allow the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc. to publish this story.

               Attention Settlement Attorneys                                                     Service Fees for Utility Calls
       Reminder to all settlement attorneys and agencies to please               All calls for utility service for properties located in the Town of
  contact the Denton Town Office for fees due to the Town when                   Denton are assessed the following service fee. This fee applies
  handling settlements for properties being sold or transferred within           for all water shut off/turn ons, and other miscellaneous calls for
  the Town limits. There may be water/sewer fees or miscellaneous                service. Paying utility bills on time can help the property owner
  charges that need to be collected at the time of settlement. This will         avoid these fees.
  keep the Town’s records up to date and better serve the residents              Special Attention: Any water that is turned off will be assessed
  of the Town of Denton. This will also eliminate problems after                 this fee to have the water turned back on. Tenants will need to
  settlement of any outstanding balances for the new property                    pay this fee before water service is turned back on. (This may not
  owner.                                                                          apply for emergency situations pending the nature of the call.)
       Please note: Any property that transfers ownership and the
  utility fees are not collected at settlement and forwarded to the                          $50.00 fee during normal business hours.
  town that result in the water being turned off for non-payment,                            $100.00 fee after normal business hours.
  the water turn on fee will still be charged. This charged may be
  passed on to the settlement attorney. Currently the fee to turn water          IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAMPER WITH THE TOWN OF
  service back on during regular business hours is $50.00 and after              DENTON UTILITIES. DOING SO CARRIES UP TO A $1,000
  3:30 p.m., the fee is $100.00. Forms are available to use when                 FINE AND POSSIBLE ARREST. PLEASE CONTACT THE
  requesting information. Any questions, please call the Town of                 DENTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. AT 410-479-2050 IF YOU
  Denton at (410) 479-2050.                                                      NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR SERVICE.
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Updates on Ordinances and Resolutions
Ordinance #611 – An ordinance of        adopted 09/13/10, effective 09/20/10.        by such other designation as provided       Town of Denton and Ben and Beatrice
the Town of Denton repealing and        Ordinance #614 - An ordinance                in this Ordinance, the net proceeds of      Minamoto. Adopted 09/13/10.
reenacting with amendments Chapter      of the town of Denton (the “Town”)           the sale thereof to be used and applied
128, Zoning of the Town Code,           approving the form and authorizing the       for the public purpose of financing all     Resolution #741 - A resolution
adopting a new official Zoning Map      execution, issuance, sale and delivery       or a portion of the cost of acquiring,      that the Town of Denton, Mayor and
for the Town of Denton, and adopting    by the town of one or more general           constructing and equipping one or           Council authorize the acceptance
a new official Critical Area Overlay    obligation bonds in an aggregate             more waste water treatment facilities       of     the   approved    Community
District Map for the Town. Introduced   principal amount not exceeding Four          as more particularly described herein,      Development Block Grant MD-05-
08/09/10, adopted 09/13/10, effective   Hundred Twenty Eight Thousand                including the development of property,      ED-77, from Caroline County, and
09/23/10.                               Dollars ($428,000) pursuant to the           the acquisition and installation of         the Town of Denton be responsible for
                                        authority of sections 31 to 37, inclusive,   equipment and furnishings and any           the funds in the amount of $600,000
Ordinance #612 – An ordinance of        of article 23a of the Annotated Code         related architectural, financial, legal,    and for compliance with all applicable
the Town of Denton repealing and        of Maryland (2005 replacement                planning and engineering expenses;          State and Federal requirements and
reenacting with amendments Chapter      volume), the Maryland Water Quality          to authorize the execution of two loan      regulations. Not Adopted. Deferred
73, Land Subdivision of the Town        Financing       Administration        Act    agreements between the Town and the         to the November 2010 meeting for
Code. Introduced 08/09/10, adopted      (codified as sections 9-1601to 9-1622,       Maryland Water Quality Financing            approval.
09/13/10, effective 09/20/10.           inclusive, of the Environment Article        Administration; to prescribe the
                                        of the Annotated Code of Maryland,           form and tenor of the bonds and the         Resolution #742 - Resolution
Ordinance #613 – An ordinance           as amended), and section c20 and c21         terms and conditions for the issuance       of the Town of Denton supporting
of the Town of Denton approving         of the charter of the Town of Denton,        and sale thereof at private sale to the     Maryland Department of Housing
an historical facade easement on a      each such bond to be designated              Maryland Water Quality Financing            and    Community      Development,
building know as “Plain Dealing”,       “Town of Denton Wastewater                   Administration; to provide for the          Neighborhood     Business   Works
located at 808 S. 5th Avenue in the     Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade            prompt payment of the maturing              Program Financing to Harry and
Town of Denton. Introduced 08/09/10,    Bond Series 2010” and by series or           principal of and interest on the bonds;     Geraldine Wyre. Adopted 09/13/10.
                                                                                     to covenant to levy and collect all taxes
                                                                                     necessary to provide for the payment        Resolution #743 - A resolution
               Special Collection Reminder                                           of the principal of and interest on such    authorizing the Town of Denton to
  Household Items: All special collection items to be picked up on                   bonds; and to provide generally for         borrow funds from Provident State
  Wednesdays must be called in by 12 noon on Tues. Effective January                 the issuance, sale and delivery of such     Bank in the amount of $2,400,000
                                                                                     bonds. Introduced 10/04/10, will be         to provide interim financing for the
  1, 2003, there is a $5.00 collection fee for each item to be collected.
                                                                                     considered for adoption on 11/01/10.        5th Avenue Infrastructure Project.
  This fee must be paid prior to pickup date.
                                                                                                                                 Adopted 09/13/10.
  Yard Waste: All bagged leaf and brush pickup requests must be                      Resolution #736 - A resolution for
  called in by 12 noon on Tuesday for Wednesday pickup.                              the purpose of nominating Caroline          Resolution #744 - A resolution of
                                                                                     High School in Denton, Maryland             the Town of Denton, Denton Town
               Call all requests in to the Town Office at                            (the “Project”) as a “Smart Site” for       Council with respect to Administrative
                             410-479-2050.                                           participation in the Maryland Smart         Services of the TDA Plan, with Mutual
             Leave a message after normal business hours.                            Sites Initiative of the Governor’s          of America. Adopted 09/13/10.
                                                                                     Smart Green and Growing Initiative,
                                                                                     administered by the Maryland                Resolution # 745 - A resolution
                                                                                     Department      of    Housing    and        of the Town of Denton supporting
                       Denton Town News                                              Community Development (“DHCD”).             Caroline      County     Habitat   for
            Volume 18, Number 6 November - December 2010                             Adopted 08/09/10.                           Humanity’s participation in the
             A community newsletter, published bi-monthly by the                                                                 Habitat for Humanity International’s
                             Town of Denton                                          Resolution #737 -       A resolution        Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
                                                                                     of the Town of Denton approving an          which will include new house
                                                                                     amendment to the October 2, 2006,           construction, rehabilitation of vacant
        Mayor:                    Conway Gregory                                     annexation agreement between the            and foreclosed properties, house
                                                                                     Town of Denton and David Richard            repairs for low-income homeowners,
        Council:                  Robert L. Clendaniel                               Fortner, Christine Renee Fortner,           and weatherization to make houses
                                  Dennis D. Porter                                   James Richard Fortner, and Brenda J.        more energy-efficient and affordable.
                                  Agnes G. Case                                      Fortner. Adopted 08/09/10.                  Adopted 10/04/10.
                                  Dean W. Danielson                                                                              Complete copies of all Resolutions
                                                                                     Resolution #739 – A resolution              and Ordinances may be viewed at the
        Production:               Lisa Orendorf, Karen Monteith,                     of the Town of Denton adopting              office of the Town of Denton, 13 North
                                  Rodney Cox, Scott Getchell, Bill                   amendments to the Town of Denton            Third Street, Denton, Maryland,
                                  Kastning, Donna Todd, Betty Jean                   2010 Comprehensive Plan.. Adopted           during normal working hours 8:30
                                  Mumford, Patti Wood.                               09/13/10.                                   a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through
                                                                                                                                 Friday, except holidays. To inquire
                                                                                     Resolution #740 - A resolution of           or obtain additional information
                                                                                     the Town of Denton approving an             regarding these amendments please
                                                                                     amendment to the August 7, 2006,            contact the Clerk-Treasurer at (410)
                                                                                     annexation agreement between the            479-2050.

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