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Tidewater Trader October 13, 2021 Page 44 Tidewater Trader - locally owned and operated Send In Your Good News Email to info@tidewatertrader.com, or mail to Tidewater Trader, P.O. Box 412, Chestertown, MD 21620. Students across the nation lost more than just academic learn- ing last year. For many, school clo- sure meant the loss of their social world, and their mental health suf- fered. This new year-long initiative will seek to engage all students in a consistent effort to implement kindness-related activities and be- haviors – be friendly, show appre- ciation, offer help and reach out to those in need – across a variety of school and community settings. These behaviors have been shown to promote strong interpersonal relationships, and offer partici- pating schools a relatively simple way to create a culture of caring, particularly during this difficult time of increasing mental health challenges. The work of the Choose Kindness Foundation is informed by de- cades of research into the benefits of kindness and effective strate- gies to develop it. Practicing kind behaviors over the K-12 years can have a profound positive impact on the well-being and happiness of students through creating more caring relationships at home, with friends, family, and throughout the community. For more information about Cen- treville Elementary School, call 410-758-1320 or visit the webpage www.qacps.org/Domain/112. After a very stressful year of cop- ing with the pandemic and online instruction,Centreville Elementa- ry School students and staff will focus on kindness as they begin the 2021 school year. Centreville Elementary School (CES) is one of 82 schools nationwide awarded funding by the C hoose Kindness Foundation, a philanthropic orga- nization founded earlier this year. Foundation funding will serve over 47,000 students during the 2021-22 school year. Together Cen- treville Elementary School and the Foundation will begin an active partnership to teach and celebrate kindness with the intention of cre- ating a welcoming, inclusive and caring school environment. The grant from Choose Kindness Foundation honors the commit- ment to kindness School has made over the years. The grant was awarded based on Centreville El- ementary School demonstration of a systematic, evidence-based approach to developing prosocial behaviors for at least three years. Through grant funding, online re- sources and trainings, the Founda- tion works with recipient schools to engage all students in a con- sistent effort to learn and practice kind behaviors that are shown to increase academic, social, emo- tional and behavioral competence. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Centreville Elementary School Awarded Grant from Choose Kindness Foundation Easton Airport Announces October ‘Walk & Talk’ Open House & Airfield Tour aircraft, and other equipment that are out. The tour will end back at the terminal where photo-ops with the F-104 Starfighter, donat- ed to Easton Airport by Tom Blair, will be available. The May 2021 series registered over 100 guests for the opportu- nity to take the behind-the-scenes tour at the airport. The successful Easton Airport Day, held on Sep- tember 25, saw the largest crowd ever gathered on the airfield for an event, but folks are still eager to learn more about the airfield and see what flying is all about. “People love being able to walk the tarmac, learn about the air- port, and visit with some of our businesses,” Easton Airport Busi- ness & Marketing Coordinator Jeff Lankford said. “The walking tour is the best way to learn and explore a unique economic driver for Tal- bot County.” Pre-registration for the October Walk & Talk dates is required so airport management can share im- portant information prior to ar- riving at the airport. No 4-legged friends are permitted on the tour. Comfortable walking shoes, cam- era, sunscreen, and weather ap- propriate clothes are the only oth- er things needed to enjoy a morn- ing on the community airfield. Visit www.eastonairport.com t o learn more and register for avail- able dates. Easton Airport is excited to invite the public to a special fall edition of the Walk & Talk airport open house series. The event will offer the community an on-site tour of the community airport with a trek through designated sections of the airfieldonOctober14 th ,21 st ,and28 th . Attendees will pre-register and join airport management for the walking tour. The event will be in- formative and engaging, offering a behind the scenes look at airport operations and the business side of aviation. Airport management ex- pects the event will help the com- munity gain a new perspective of the airport, learn about its histo- ry, and see how it has become the “Aviation Gateway to the Eastern Shore” over the years. “We had a great response from our spring Walk & Talk series and we are excited to invite the communi- ty back out this fall,” Easton Air- port Manager Micah Risher said. “Attendees enjoyed the opportu- nity to observe our operations, see aircraft up-close, and ask lots of great questions.” The tours will begin at 10 a.m. near the picnic area outside the Easton Airport terminal. The group goes beyond the gates and walks a 1-mile loop to the Easton Air Traf- fic Control Tower and back. Dur- ing the walk and conversation, management will make stops to look and take photos at hangars, Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area $5000 Grant Round Now Open Management Plan, which can be found by visiting the webpage www.storiesofthechesapeake.org. Organizations must provide a dol- lar for dollar match of which at least 40% must be cash; no more than 60% may be in-kind and veri- fy that the project may be complet- ed by September 1 st , 2022. Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by Oc- tober 29 th , 2021. The application and instructions may be found on the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area website at www.storiesofthechesapeake. org. For more information , please call 410-778-1460. The Stories of the Chesapeake Her- itage Area is pleased to be able to provide small grants up to $5000 for heritage projects within the portions of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties in the heritage area. Recent grants in- clude oral histories, walking tour brochures, interpretative panels, and publication of research. Capi- tal projects (i.e., “bricks and mor- tar” renovations, new construc- tion, or purchase of property) are not eligible for a small grant. Eligible activities must address or complete a priority activity iden- tified in and consistent with the goals, objectives, strategies, and actions outlined in the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area Easton Airport Manager Micah Risher talked about the F-104 Starfighter on display at the Easton Airport during the Spring Walk & Talk Series.