News and Articles

  • Talbot Community Connections Mounts Sign Campaign to Thank Talbot County and Provide for Unmet Citizen Needs
    Talbot Community Connections (TCC), a nonprofit arm of Talbot County Department of Social Services (DSS), has the mission to raise and distribute funds to help keep families together, support children in foster care, and support the elderly so they can remain independent, safe, and healthy members of our communities. During COVID-19, the Talbot County DSS is receiving record requests for services for those citizens most affected by job loss due to the pandemic. Read more
  • Talbot Schools Announce 2020-2021 Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Finalists
    Each year, Talbot County Public Schools honors teachers and support staff through the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year Program. This provides the opportunity to recognize outstanding educators who have innovative ideas, focus positive attention on education, and demonstrate superior commitment to students. Any member of the community may nominate teachers or support staff for these prestigious awards. Read more
  • COVID-19 Heroes: Local Quilters Bring Area Residents Together on Common Cause
    As the demand for surgical masks grows, one Mid Shore resident saw that quilters in the Boston area were making masks of colorful fabric for residents. She decided to share the pattern with some of her quilting friends in the local quilt guild, Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc., specifically, the guild’s Outreach and Modern Quilt Bees. Read more
  • Showing Honor, Respect and Regard By: Terry Callahan
    Honor – to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something; a testimony of esteem. Read more
  • OCC Announces Oxford Fine Arts 2020 Goes Virtual
    The show will go on - online! With the coronavirus pandemic, the Oxford Community Center faced the decision of either cancelling the show or adapting to create community online, and OCC chose the latter. In an effort to bring artists and their incredible original work into the lives and homes of art enthusiasts and supporters, OCC built a Virtual exhibit and sales show. Read more
  • For All Seasons Initiates Texting Hotlines During COVID-19
    or All Seasons continues to have availability for crisis appointments, in-person appointments, teletherapy, and telepsychiatry, as well as 24/7 hotlines during the COVID-19 crisis. Staff is available for both long-term and short-term appointments for anyone in need of support. “While we are hearing the message ‘stay home and be safe’ every day during this pandemic, what happens when home is not safe? If you or someone you know is a victim of trauma or sexual violence, our 24-hour agency hotlines in English and Spanish offer crisis support and intervention. You can even text now to get help,” says Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis. Read more
  • Fight Boredom at Home with the Library’s Free Online Movies, Books, Ancestry, etc.
    The corona virus has a lot of us feeling a little isolated and bored at home, but the Talbot County Free Library has a solution that will open your eyes to entirely new worlds. If you have a library card, a computer, and Wi-Fi, from the safety of your home you can access (at http://www.tcfl.org/eresources/) the eResources listed below—all of which are provided to patrons absolutely free of charge. If you don’t already have a library card, while the library is closed you can go to the library’s website (www.tcfl.org), and get a temporary online library card by clicking on the “Find” tab in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. This temporary card will also allow you free access to the following eResources: Read more
  • Entertainment & Fun for Children at Home, Free from the Talbot County Free Library
    For children and parents stuck at home thanks to COVID-19, the Talbot County Free Library has created an entire page full of links that will take parents to sites designed to keep their children entertained, distracted, and learning while they’re stuck at home. Parents can go to the library’s webpage (www.tcfl.org), click on the “Creative Fun for Kids at Home” photo halfway down the right hand side of the page, and then choose from twenty different sites providing children with everything from live story reading and drawing events from renowned children’s author Tim Young to a museum tour of the Maryland Science Center for kids. Parents do not need a library card to access any of these sites. Read more
  • YMCA of the Chesapeake Partners with the MD Food Bank to “Feed the Shore”
    Throughout the week of April 27th, the YMCA of the Chesapeake will host drive-through food drives at nine of its locations across the Eastern Shore to support the Maryland Food Bank. The Maryland Food Bank works with local food banks, churches and non-profit organizations to ensure families have food on the shelf, and their stores are in constant need of resupply. Read more
  • MCF Substance Use Disorders Virtual Workshop Series
    This six-part series of virtual workshops will enhance your knowledge on the science and symptoms of addiction, as well as how to help your loved one and yourself during this challenging journey. Participants will be sent a free workbook in the mail that includes valuable information and resources. Come to one or attend all. RSVP here by April 30. Read more
  • Eastern Shore Virtual Resource Fairs
    Learn about substance use providers who are serving the Upper Shore, Mid-Shore, and Lower Shore. Come to one, or attend all. Read more
  • Talbot County COVID-19 Press Release April 20, 2020
    Our curve is definitely not flattening,” says Dr. Fredia Wadley, Health Officer for Talbot County. “As we test more and more people, you will see the numbers continue to increase.” Read more