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T idewater Trader August 12, 2020 Page 33 Check Out Our Market Locations: www.lockbriarfarms.com/farmersmarkets “Growing Satisfaction for Our Customers Since 1993” Lockbriar Farms Lockbriar Farms 10051 Worton Road Chestertown, MD 410-778-9112 Please visit our website: www.lockbriarfarms.com Integrated Pest Management - Reduced Spraying with Organic Products Whenever Possible Committed to a cleaner, healthier environment for family, farm and community • Family-Run Business We reserve the right to close the farm for inclement weather, or the threat of, and unfavorable conditions as a result of weather. For Everyone’s Safety, We Have Socially Responsible Guidelines New Farmstand Hours and U-Pick Options Please email us for Pre-Orders, Special Orders, and other needed accommodations! info@lockbriarfarms.com. Si gn up for… “All the News That’s Picked to Eat!” Specializing in Small Fruits, Heirloom Vegetables, Value-Added Specialties, and farm-made Ice Cream! Local Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Melons Ice Cream Barn! Newsletter Sign Up Follow Us: U-Pick Blackberries Now Open! U-Pick Blueberries Open! From 12:01am on the second Sunday of August through midnight the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland tax-free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear priced $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included. The Mary- land tax-free week for 2020 will occur Sunday, August 9 th , through Saturday, August 15 th . “Clothing or footwear” means an article of apparel designed to be worn on or about the human body. “Accessory items” include but are not limited to jewelry, watches, watch- bands, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands, and belt buckles. Items that cost more than $100 will be taxable. Special clothing or footwear designed primarily for protective use and not for normal wear, such as football pads, will be taxable. The exemption applies to each qualifying item selling for $100 or less, regardless of how many items are sold at the same time. For example, if a customer purchases two shirts for $80 each, both items qualify for the exemption, even though the cus- tomer’s total purchase price ($160) exceeds $100. Online orders for eligible items may qualify for the exemption if the item is both paid for by the customer and delivered to the customer during the tax-free period or the customer orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order for imme- diate shipment, even if the item is delivered after the tax-free period ends. The item will not qualify if the item is on back order or the retailer does not charge the cus- tomer until the item ships and the shipment occurs after the tax-free period ends. If a retailer offers discounts to reduce the price of an eligible item to $100 or less, the item will qualify for the exemption. When retailers accept coupons as a part of the selling price of a taxable item, the value of the coupon is excludable from the tax as a cash discount, unless a third party reimburses the retailer for the amount of the coupon (manufacturer’s coupon). Layaway sales of qualifying items during this week are exempt from sales tax. In Maryland, the sale is made when the layaway agreement is entered into, and so qualifying items placed on layaway during the sales tax holiday period are exempt. Eligible items purchased during the sales tax holiday period using a rain check qualify for the exemp- tion, regardless of when the rain check was issued. However, if a rain check for an exempt item is issued during the sales tax free period, the purchase is ex- empt only if the rain check is also redeemed during the sales tax holiday period. For complete details and more information on Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week call 1-800-MDTAXES or 410-260-7300; hearing impaired may call Maryland Relay at 711. Visit the Comptroller’s Website at www.marylandtaxes.com, or email taxhelp@ comp.state.md.us. Follow on Facebook with “Shop Maryland Tax Free”, and on Twitter and Instagram with @ShopMdTaxFree. Tax Free Shop Maryland Week is August 9 th - 15 th , 2020 Call 410-810-2133 Peggy Clothier, R.N. Now enrolling additional caregivers Helping Hands of Kent County, LLC Helping those in need of companionship and care at home Full Moon Wednesda�, September 2nd 2020 Dates to Remember The observance of all Jewish holidays begins at sundown the previous day. 2 Sisters’ Day (Sun.) 21 Senior Citizens’ Day (Fri.) August Time Traveler As early as 1776 Rock Hall was a thriving community and the terminus of a ferry that connected it with Annapolis. Col. Tench Tilghman used the ferry when he carried the news of Cornwallis’ surrender to the Continental Congress at Philadelphia in 1781. (Source: Various local history books written by Biddle, Keiser, Kurowski and Horsey, the KENT COUNTY NEWS and CHESTERTOWN TRANSCRIPT.) By Mrs. H. Community Events Every Thurs 3:30pm-6:30pm - Kent Island Farmer’s Market new location at Cult Clas- sic Brewery, 1169 Shopping Center Rd (old Acme parking lot) Stevensville; Must wear mask; Variety of foods, herbs and much more; Call 410-643-3283. Every Sat 8am-12pm - Chestertown Farm- er’s Market on High St. in downtown Ches- tertown; Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, herbs, breads, soaps, plants, flowers, dog treats, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, seafood, cheese, wine, butter, baked goods, ber- ries, jam, alpaca & wool products, artisans, crafters, and much more; Masks required; www.chestertownfarmersmarket.org. Every Sat 8am-1pm - Easton Farmer’s Mar- ket at Talbot Business Center, 28712 Glebe Rd., Easton; Operating as a drive-through only; Rain or shine; Masks required; Details at www.avalonfoundation.org. Mon-Fri - MVA Online Appointments scheduled at https://mvascheduling. mva.maryland.gov; Appointments can be scheduled for learner’s permits, commer- cial driving tests, non-commercial driving tests, renewing driver’s license, identifica- tion cards, title work; Operating on a lim- ited, appointment-only basis. UM Shore Regional Health - Accepting do- nations of essential supplies for front line care providers, including personal protec- tive equipment, sanitizing items, masks, money, food, etc.; Details available online at www.umms.org/covidhelp. Farmers Wagon - An online farm-to-door market that offers a fast and easy way to have products from local food producers delivered directly to your door; Place or- ders online and find more information at www.farmerswagon.org. Through August 13th - School Food Distri- bution with QACPS for all QAC students ev- ery Tuesday & Thursday from 12pm-2pm at Grasonville Elementary School, 5435 Main St., Grasonville, Sudlersville Middle School, 600 Charles St., Sudlersville, & Queen Anne’s County High School, 125 Ruths- burg Rd., Centreville; www.qacps.org; For info on the EBT program call toll-free 800-332-6347. Through August 15th - Rockfish Season; Fish must be minimum 19 in.; One fish per person per day; Additional season Sept. 1st-Dec. 10th; www.eregulations.com/ maryland/fishing/striped-bass. Through August 15th - Queen Anne’s County Virtual Fair; Check website for up- dates - www.queenannescofair.com. Through August 15th - Tax Free Shop Mary- land Week; No sales tax on qualifying cloth- ing or footwear priced at $100 or less; Find details at www.marylandtaxes.com; C all 1-800-MDTAXES; See article on this page. GK: Happy 813! continued on next page