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Want to get MORE out of a Race?...

Then consider Running for Radcliffe
during the Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic on May 26th


Run for Radcliffe TEAMS!

Fact Sheet about TEAMS:

* Teams must sign up with Radcliffe Creek School by April 30th in order to be officially
recognized. To register, click here: TEAM REGISTRATION LINK

* All Team members will receive bonus run items!!!! These items include:

  • A technical t-shirt
  • A water bottle 
  • A running safety light 
  • A commemorative 5 gallon bucket with 2012's Run sponsor logos for each team 
  • A professional team photo

* All team members must register for the Race via active.com, click here: ACTIVE CHESTERTOWN TEA PARTY DISTANCE CLASSIC REGISTRATION for the page, or by clicking on the following: PDF OF RACE REGISTRATION for pdf of the race registration.

*  Radcliffe Creek School will help each team BUILD their own fundraising website
for each team member to share out with their friends/family. To see an example of
this, click on SAMPLE FUNDRAISING PAGE to see an example!

*  Teams must commit to raising a specific amount of money. The tiers are as follows:

The Schooner Sultana Prepares for Her 12th Season Under-Sail

Talented New Crew Arrives in Chestertown

Captain Tanya Banks-Christensen and Chief Mate Forrest Richards rig the schooner SULTANA in preparation for her 2012 sailing season.

   Chestertown, Maryland:  The crew has arrived, the sails are bent on, and by this time next week the schooner SULTANA will be sailing out on the Chester River, beginning her twelfth season of education under-sail. The six members of SULTANA's 2012 crew gathered in Chestertown earlier this March, and have been hard at work rigging and prepping the schooner ever since - all under the watchful eye of fourth year Captain Tanya Banks-Christensen. This year's crew is an impressive bunch, with undergraduate degrees ranging from Colonial History and Environmental Science to English Literature and Film Production.   In addition to their previous experience and academic knowledge, the crew is also participating in extensive training to prepare them for the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching onboard SULTANA.


. . . And once the schooner is up and sailing, and the crew is fully trained, there will be plenty of work to do.   SULTANA's 2012 programming calendar is completely full, with scheduled programs for students in Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties. SULTANA is also scheduled to appear in this June's OpSail 2012 festivities in both Virginia and Maryland. By the time SULTANA's season is complete in November, more than 5,000 elementary and middle school students will have sailed on her decks to learn more about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay.

Benchworks Develops History Microsite for Chrysler Brand

Benchworks has developed a special digital project for the Chrysler brand that will appeal to car enthusiasts and consumers alike.

The Benchworks creative and digital teams worked closely with the Chrysler brand team to execute the new digital project, a history microsite created to tell the history of Walter P. Chrysler and the Chrysler brand, www.chryslerhistory.com. The site comprises various webisodes, launched in the Fall of 2011 with new stories to be added throughout 2012.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Chrysler Brand. They have a rich and engaging story to tell and we are proud to be supporting their creative and proactive strategies to compete in today’s market,” says Thad Bench, CEO of Benchworks.

Benchworks’ role includes content management, asset management, scripting, video production, design and deployment of this unique microsite for Chrysler.

Gerry Cataldo speaks for First Friday at the Geddes-Piper House

This Friday, March 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM is First Friday at the Historical Society of Kent County in the Geddes-Piper House, 101 Church Alley, Chestertown.


This month's speaker will be Chestertown's own Gerard Cataldo of the Chestertown Old Book Company, and author of  The Passion for Books:  A Guide to Book Collecting, published in 2010.  In 2011 Gerry was asked to appraise a 19th century seven-volume set of leather bound books containing Aeschylus' Tragedies, purported to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson.  Through research into the Jefferson libraries, Gerry validated that presumption.


This Friday, Gerry's discussion will focus on Jefferson's book collecting habits and the Aeschylus set in particular, as well as the rare book world in general.


As always, we will have wine and cheese starting at 4 PM.  Our programs typically start at 4:30.  We hope you can join us. 


After our program, don't forget to visit downtown Chestertown and the many shops that are open late on First Friday. 


101 Church Alley
Chestertown, Maryland 21620

Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Boat Regatta

Wilmer Park - Chestertown, MD  

Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00pm - 04:00pm

Enjoy cardboard boat races, live music and good food

Chestertown - One Act Play Festival

Prince Theatre Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Sunday, September 18, 2011 08:00pm

The First Annual One Act Play Festival features "The Ugly Duckling" by A.A. Milne, directed by Jim Landskroener, "The Way of All Fish" by Elaine May, directed by Mark Sullivan, and "The Hysterical Misogynist" by Murray Schisgal, directed by Ed Langrell. Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. There will be a talk-back with directors, cast and crew following the September 18 matinee performance. All ticket holders are invited to come back for this discussion - so hold onto your ticket stubs!

Prince Theatre 210 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620   http://www.princetheatre.org

$15; $5 for students with valid ID


Music in Fountain Park - Chestertown, MD

Gospel Shepherds & 100 Voice Choir - Modern and Traditional Gospel

Bring a blanket or chair. Free/donations appreciated. Concerts every other Saturday. Remaining Dates June 19, July 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28 & Sept. 11. Fountain Park, Downtown Chestertown. 7-8:30pm, except July 3 concert from 6:30-8pm. 410-778-0500 or visit www.chestertown.com/events_calendar.php.

Farm-to-Table Dinners at Lockbriar Farms, Chestertown

Experience Farm-to-Table dining with local foods prepared by local and guest chefs on-site at local farms with Farm Dinners on the Shore! Three great events the weekend of June 18, 19 & 20! Menus and details at www.homegrownandgreen.com.

Friday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.: A fete prepared by a team of chefs including Chef Robbie Jester of Harbor House, Chef David Perry of Casual Caterers, Chef Kevin Frederick, formerly Executive Chef at Annapolis' Maryland, and Chef Rob Parker, former Banquet Chef for the DuPont Country Club. After hors d'oeuvres the chefs will demonstrate and serve a 4 course meal, and Jason Mantis of Bacchus Distributors will pour and discuss geographically interesting wines to complement the courses. $95 per person.

Saturday, June 19, 6:00 p.m.: Tapas on the Farm. Small plates, sangria, local beer from 16 mile Brewery, white wine and an assortment of small plates, with music by Bob and Pam Ortiz. $30 per person.

Chestertown Tea Party: Red, White, & Brewed

Geoff Demeritt Photo(Chestertown, MD) Celebrating colonial resistance to British rule, Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will hold its Annual Tea Party Festival on May 28, 29, and 30, 2010.  Visitors, merchants, and rebels-at-heart will flock to this picturesque waterfront town to cheer the reenactment of local lore as angry colonists storm an 18th century schooner and dump it’s cargo of British tea into the Chester River.

Local history holds that on May 13, 1774, the citizens of Chestertown met and set forth "Resolves" forbidding importing, selling, or consuming tea in Chestertown. According to local legend, when the brigantine Geddes sailed up the Chester River and attempted to offload it’s shipment of East India tea, the citizens, with the Boston Tea Party fresh in their minds, boarded the Geddes and disposed of its reviled cargo in protest of the Tea Taxes. Despite the recent ranting of ne’er-do-wells and scalawags who question the authenticity of the original incident, a dedicated committee of volunteers recognizes the allegorical stacy cooling the tea by andrew wilkinsonimportance of the Chestertown Tea Party in developing appreciation for the region’s history. All comers are invited to embrace the colonial atmosphere, shop for crafts, feast on Eastern Shore faire, and drink anything but tea.

This year’s theme is “Red, White and Brewed”.  Our first art contest for children ages 10-13 was held this year and based on our theme.  The winner of the art contest is Meaghan Doyle, age 10.  Meaghan’s artwork will be featured on this year’s program and t-shirt.  All other entries will be on display Tea Party week at the Compleat Booksellers.


At the historic Prince Theatre in Chestertown
Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm
$5.00 for adults and youth 14 years and under are FREE

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