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Tidewater Trader June 16, 2021 Page 27 www.tidewatertrader.com GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers An entry fee of $10 for up to three photos and $3 for each additional entry must be paid with each sub- mission. The number of photos that can be submitted is unlimited, and all photos must be original. All photos must be landscape in orien- tation, and must be clear, with the highest resolution possible. Win- ning entries will be printed in a standard-size wall calendar edge- to-edge at 11 inches by 8.5 inches. Photos must be named correctly to enter. Please name photos in a Subject, Title by Name format (ex- ample: Flora Sunflowers in Bloom by John Smith.jpg). Photographers from any state may participate, but all photos must be taken in Mary- land. The department will make selections based on the quality, composition, content, originality, creativity, and mass appeal. Deci- sions are final and in sole and abso- lute discretion of the department. Winners will be notified in Sep- tember before the announcement is made onMDDNR’swebsite, news- room and social media outlets. For complete details, visit the web- page www.dnr.maryland.gov/ Pages/photocontest.aspx. Please email any questions directly to photocontest.dnr@maryland.gov. The 18 th Annual Maryland Depart- ment of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through August 5 th . All winners will be featured in the department’s 2022 wall calen- dar and published in the Mary- land Natural Resource magazine. All entries must be submitted on- line. Enter now for your chance to win cash, state parks passports, magazine subscriptions, and other terrific prizes The four contest categories are sea- sonal: winter, spring, summer, and fall. First, second, and third place winners are selected for each sea- sonal category. As this is a natural resources-focused contest, the de- partment suggests you follow the following guidelines when select- ing a subject matter: Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Land- scapes, Weather and Wonder, and Wildlife. Please remember that photos that highlight native spe- cies (plants, animals, insects) will be given preference in selection. In addition to the winners cho- sen by the department there will be a “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine. Maryland Department ofNatural Resources 18th Annual Photo Contest Chestertown HP Festival Weekend Hopes for Future Return Chester River Chorale Announces New Rehearsal Home The Chester River Chorale is hop- ing to resume rehearsals this Fall, pending a final Board vote. After a long period of being unable to sing because of the pandemic, Chorale members are anxious to return to their beloved routine of weekly re- hearsals in preparation for the an- nualHolidayandSpringprograms. The Chorale is also pleased to an- nounce a new location for their Monday evening rehearsals. CRC will be rehearsing at the home of Minary’s Dream Alliance, a new non-profit community service or- ganization, located at the former Frank M. Jarman American Le- gion Post on Morgnec Road. The Chorale’s mission of arts educa- tion through music making aligns beautifully with Minary’s Dream Alliance mission of youth develop- ment and community engagement. If you wish to donate, please con- sidermaking a cash donation to the Chorale. Cash donations may be sent to Chester River Chorale, PO Box 461, Chestertown, MD 21620 or via their website at www.chester- riverchorale.org. The Chorale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Chester River Chorale is under the direction of Doug Cox and ac- companied by local pianist Steph- anie LaMotte. Singers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join. Visit the Chorale’s website – www.chesterriverchorale.org – f or more information. The organizers of the Chester- town HP Festival Weekend regret to announce that the festival has been canceled for this year. Ordi- narily, organizing volunteers and fundraising for the event would have started at the beginning of the year. With the ongoing pan- demic and uncertainty of future health regulations it has been dif- ficult to secure volunteers and do the planning needed to put on this magical event. Many of the events organizers are parents and small business owners who have had to focus their many talents and time elsewhere during this challenging year. Their enthusiasm and contin- ued support of this unique festival is appreciated and it is hoped that it will be able to continue in the fu- ture. All wizards and wizarding friends are encouraged to subscribe to the Chestertown HP Festival mailing list to receive any notices as they become available. Go to the official festival website, www.chestertown hpfest.org, and join the mailing list to be notified of updates. The Chestertown HP Festival Weekend is organized by the Gar- field Center for the Arts and com- munity volunteers as a celebration of the spirit of Harry Potter and an opportunity to promote the local community and its arts. Warner Bros. Entertainment and JK Rowl- ing are not associated with or re- sponsible for the festival inanyway. Located in the historic district in Chestertown, The Garfield Center for the Arts is a cultural organiza- tion whose mission is to invigorate the cultural life of our community by nurturing, celebrating and sup- porting arts and artists through performance and education. De- tails about the center are available online www.garfieldcenter.org. For more information, please visit www.chestertownhpfest.org. UM Shore Regional Health Announces New Board Officers David Milligan and Kathy De- oudes have been elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the University of Maryland Shore Re- gional Health (UM SRH) Board of Directors. A resident of Easton, Milligan is a business systems analyst for the integrity and quality solutions or- ganization, Qlarant. He has been a UM SRH board member since 2013 and has served as chair of the board’s Quality, Safety & Experi- ence Committee since 2015. He also serves on the University of Mary- land Medical System’s Quality & Safety Committee. He previously served on the Dorchester General Hospital Board of Directors. A resident of Queenstown, De- oudes has been a member of the UM SRH board since 2014 and serves on Strategic Planning and Governance committees. Retired since 2010 from her position as leg- islative aide toMaryland State Sen- ator E.J. Pipkin, she is a past chair of the Board of Directors for Com- pass Hospice and presently serves as Board Chair for The Women and Girls Fund, and as a Board member of the MidShore Commu- nity Foundation. “Mr. Milligan and Mrs. Deoudes have been outstanding board members for Shore Regional Health and I look forward to work- ing closely with them as our new board officers,” said Ken Kozel, UM SRH President and Chief Ex- ecutive Officer. “Mr. Milligan’s in- tense focus on quality and safety has been instrumental to our suc- cess and Mrs. Deoudes’ strategic expertise has helped us advance our mission. “On behalf of our senior team we also offer our sincerest thanks to Keith McMahan for his stead- fast leadership as our board chair these past two years,” Kozel con- tinued. “Keith’s servant leadership and intuitive nature have been in- strumental in leading us through one of our most transformative pe- riods in our history. We appreciate his continued service to our board as the Shore Regional Health rep- resentative on the UMMS board for the next five years and greatly value his ongoing contributions to our system.” For more information, please visit www.umms.org/shore. Kathy Deoudes and David Milligan