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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 Monday. 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 Resolutions.................16 April - June 06/30/2011 07/25/2011 07/25/2011 08/05/2011 Page 2 Town Calendar NOTICE 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 Office 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 Road 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 ELECTIONS 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@ www.dentonmaryland.com dentonmaryland.com or fax: 410-479-3534 Denton Public Works by December 10, 2010 410-479-2050 Thank you. Page 3 Calendar of Events November 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 www.carolinearts.org 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 carolinerecreation.org. 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). December 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 #410-634-2847 Denton for a festive holiday parade and lighting www.adkinsarboretum.org 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 www.dentonmaryland.com 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 www.carolinearts.org 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 www.caro.lib.md.us/library 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 www.carolinerecreation.org Page 4 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 dentonmdpolice.com 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 * email@example.com * www.dentonmdpolice.com firstname.lastname@example.org Page 5 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 carolib.org is four- part, a cappella, close- performs at numerous events and its fifteenth year as the Easton, Page 6 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 Ging 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. DOWNTOWN DENTON FOR YOUR C olor HOLIDAY GIFTS 210 Market St. Denton, MD 300 Market St. Denton, MD 218 Market St. Denton, MD 224 Market St. Denton, MD 322 Market St. Denton, MD (443) 448-4276 (443) 448-4022 (443) 448-4150 (443) 448-4182 (410) 479-0006 Page 7 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. http://www.delmarva.com/energy/ Winterize windows with conservation/tips/default.aspx Visit weather stripping (for all moveable this site for additional energy tips. POLICE DEPARTMENT REMINDER... Avoid theft, LOCK YOUR CAR AT ALL TIMES. Free ! Take your keys with you. Page 8 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 1 6 2 3 4 5 Funded by the Midshore Counties 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 (Caroline, Kent, QA & Talbot) 14 calendar 15 16 17 18 19 20 & available MDE grants These planned events are nly 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 www.midshorerecycling.org). 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 www.midshorerecycling.org 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 Websites: Cardboard, clothes, scrap metal, tires, oil and Recycling: www.midshorerecycling.org Recycle: Recycle: 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: www.americarecyclesday.org 410-758-6605 joining Infinity Recycling’s or other curbside programs. See recycling guide ( before Yellow Pages Index ). Reuse: www.freecycle.org www.craigslist.org Page 9 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 email@example.com. 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 www.dentonmaryland.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to or email@example.com. or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 event. 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. beparish.com. Questions? Contact Ann Jacobs at 410-479-4315 or email@example.com Caroline Gingerbread Workshop: Saturday, Dec. 4th 9am-12noon. Contact the Lily Pad for details, 410-479-0700 Hospice Events Page 13&14 News Release: For Immediate use Page 11 Contact: Marina Dowdall Phone: 410-479-1009, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 pressingstrings.com). 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 www.carolinearts.org 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 carolinearts.org. 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 carolinearts.org. 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 carolib.org circocomedia.com 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 MaineCCArtsCouncil@verizon.net 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 Maryland. * 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 http://www.green.maryland.gov Page 13 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 www.dentonmaryland.com 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 www.carolinehospice.com 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 www.ridgelymd.org 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. www.carolib.org 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 More 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 www.carolinehospice.com 3 Page 14 C�ristmas 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 www.downtowndenton.com and great food. 410-479-0565 or email@example.com. 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 www.downtowndenton.com 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 www.downtowndenton.com 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 www.federalsburg.org on other (Click on “Community News”) side. 3 Page 15 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 Rules: 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. Page 16 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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