Monday, April 23, 2018

Delmar Police Need Our Help

Toys R Us Fight Song

Delmar Police Welcome New K9 Unit

The Delmar Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new canine. The canine named Roxy, is a 1 1/2 year old Belgium Malinoise, whom is trained as a dual purpose, Narcotics Detection Patrol Dog (NDD/P). K9 Roxy was obtained through a grant award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. K9 Roxy was purchased March 2018 and certified through Delmarva K9 LLC. (DK9). Located in Pittsville, Maryland. K9 Roxy and her handler, Pfc Nicolas Aungst, attended and graduated an intense four week certification course sponsored through Delmarva K9 LLC. (DK9). K9 Roxy was certified in building and area searches, human tracking/trailing, suspect apprehension, and narcotics scent detection. K9 Roxy is assigned to Pfc Aungst, a 4 year veteran of the Delmar Police Department.

One Term Bob Puts 30 Thousand Dollars In Budget For Non Existent Fire Station 13

It what has to be the most absurd budget ever put together, one Term Bob has allotted 30 grand for a non existent Fire Station.

Yes old news and last years story of the Station 13 fiasco is still alive and well. Thanks Bob.

Culver is a child and does stuff like this which is akin to writing on walls with markers. The difference is most of us stop doing that at a younger age.

Bob just continues to be the embarrassment to this County as he has showed he is no conservative.  We have to be so thankful we have a County Council that sees through this child's antics

3rd Friday Was Rocking

Was a great turnout for third Friday and even though my pictures were of the sun evidently it was well attended

Friday, April 20, 2018

Two Suspects Arrested For 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder

Two Suspects Arrested For 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators have charged two men with the murder of a man outside a Wicomico County fraternal organization hall last summer.
The suspects are identified as Lee R. Braboy, 38, and Dionte K. Dutton, 33, both of Salisbury, Md.  Both have been charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, possession of a handgun, and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.  Both suspects are being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center.
The suspects are charged with the June 10, 2017 murder of Jaquanta Walton, 20, of Salisbury.  Walton had attended a party held at the VFW in the 800-block of West Main Street, Salisbury.  When the establishment closed at 1:00 a.m., dozens of people, including the victim, were out on the parking lot.  Walton was shot by a suspect who fled on foot.
The investigation by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit has continued since the murder occurred.  Hundreds of hours of investigative work resulted in the development of evidence implicating the two suspects with the murder.  After a review of the investigation with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, the charges listed above were approved.
Homicide investigators obtained arrest warrants for both suspects yesterday.  Both suspects were arrested separately yesterday at locations in Salisbury by troopers with the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the State Police Gang Unit.  Both suspects were arrested without incident.
The investigation into this murder is ongoing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776, or the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators at the Salisbury Barrack, at 410-749-3101.  Callers may remain anonymous.
State Police Homicide Unit investigators were assisted in this investigation by allied police agencies and State Police units.  They included the Salisbury Police Department, DEA, the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office and State Police from the Salisbury Barrack, the Criminal Enforcement Division, the Gang Enforcement Unit, the State Apprehension Team, and the Special Tactical Assault Team Element.
CONTACT:  Greg Shipley – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236

Wicomico County States Attorney Press Release

Somerset Sheriff Recent Arrests

Jeffrey Michael Faber of Princess Anne, arrested 4-10-18 for possession of cds, not marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding. The arrest was a result of a traffic stop conducted by Sgt. Daum in the area of Crisfield Highway. Where he later recovered a small amount of suspected THC extract, and marijuana. Faber was later released on personal recognizance.

Jonathan Tyler Williams of Princess Anne, arrested 4-14-18 on a Wicomico County fail to appear warrant. Williams was later released on personal recognizance. Deputies were called to the area of Fenlon Circle, Princess Anne regarding a noise complaint. After conducting wanted checks, Deputies learned of the Wicomico County warrant.

Eric Carlton Jones Jr. of Crisfield, arrested 4-15-18 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driver consuming alcohol while driving, driving on a suspended driver’s license, negligent driving, and speeding. Jones was later released on citations pending court actions.

Nicollette Linda Walston of Crisfield, criminal summons served 4-16-18 regarding failing to send child to school. Walston was later released on signature pending court actions.

Jody Lynn Rote of Princess Anne, criminal summons served 4-16-18 regarding harass by electronic mail, and harass , course of conduct. Rote was later released on signature pending court actions.

Travis Lamar Duffy of Princess Anne, arrested 4-17-18 on a warrant for violation of probation. Duffy was later held without bond.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bob Culvers Wants To Increase County Spending Over 17%

The county council received the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget from the executive this week. That budget proposes $151,393,421 in spending. For comparison, when we came into office in 2014 the budget was $128.7 million. If adopted, this budget would represent a 17.6% increase in spending over the past four years. As I have done in previous years, I will be scrutinizing this budget closely. Let me know what you think about the county's spending priorities. You can view the proposal here:

State Police To Host Maryland Missing Person Day Event

(PIKESVILLE, Md.) — Maryland State Police is hosting an event designed to assist investigators in their efforts to locate people reported missing in the state.
The Maryland Missing Person Day 2018 event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at state police headquarters, located at 1201 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, Md. The event is sponsored by Maryland State Police, the Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Missing Unidentified Persons System  (NAMUS).
The free event is opened to the public and designed for family and friends with loved ones missing for longer than 30 days. Those at the event will be able to enter information into NAMUS, a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records.
NAMUS is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases. Maryland has solved 169 missing person cases since 2004 thanks to assistance from NAMUS.
The event will also give law enforcement officials the chance to collect cheek swabs of biologically-related family members of the missing person for entry into the DNA database. In addition, visitors will be able to connect with law enforcement officials and other families who have a loved one missing.
Organizers are asking those interested to bring ID photos of the missing person, X-rays, dental or medical records, police records and other identifying documents connected to the missing person.
On average, more than 13,000 people are reported missing each year in Maryland. Of those cases, approximately 95 percent of them are eventually resolved.
The Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons (MCMUP) was established by Maryland Family Law in 1985 as the state’s clearinghouse for missing persons information, and is a unit within the Maryland State Police, Technical Investigation Section, which also consists of the Missing Child Recovery Unit, Computer Crimes Unit, and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

Are We Going To Go Winter Into Summer?

The hottest topic right now is the dysfunctional weather we have had where it really seems spring doesn't want to arrive. We are already in the middle of April so are we going to skip a season?

Lost Dog In Snow Hill

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lost Dog Near Regency Drive Salisbury

Healthy Somerset April 21st

City to Celebrate Green Initiatives at 3rd Friday

City to Celebrate Green Initiatives at 3rd Friday
Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (Green Team) will celebrate multiple exciting green initiatives at this week’s 3rd Friday celebration.

At 5:30 the Mayor, members of the City Council, and Green Team representatives will cut a ribbon to celebrate the receipt of a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Grant program.  The City of Salisbury is one of five organizations nationally to receive the grant, and is using this opportunity to establish a public space recycling initiative for all City events.  Recycling bins purchased with grant monies will be on display and in use for the first time.  The ribbon cutting will take place on the steps of the Government Office Building at 125 N. Division St.
Green Team members and SU Students will join forces to do a trash management test run ahead of the National Folk Festival in September.  The City and the National Council for the Traditional Arts have pledged to make the National Folk Festival in Salisbury a zero-waste event.  This task, which will fall to the National Folk Festival Green Team and the City’s Green Team volunteers, will be given a test run at this 3rd Friday, where volunteers will assist event-goers to properly sort trash, recyclable materials, and compostable materials, all in an effort to make the event as close to zero-waste as possible!   Plus, don’t miss The Trash Monster – a visual representation of how much trash enters the City of Salisbury landfill every 30 minutes!
The Green Team has also been tasked with updating informational materials for the City’s curbside recycling program. Green Team volunteers will hand out these newly-updated materials which explain what can and cannot be recycled in Salisbury.
Additionally, in honor of the City becoming Bee City USA’s 100th affiliate, Green Team members will share information about pollinator advocacy, and how citizens can help by creating pollinator-friendly landscaping in an effort to improve the environment and reverse the decline of pollinator populations.

For more information about the City’s green initiatives, or to find out more about the Sustainability Advisory Committee (Green Team), visit

For information on the City’s recycling program, go to

Wal Mart Grocery Pickup A Great Success

Today I tried the WalMart Grocery Pickup at the North Salisbury location, What a great experience they make it. If you haven't done so already you need to download the app for your device and then  start making your list. I will warn you ahead of time it is backed up so keep checking the app for the next available date and time, which could be three or four days away.

Upon your order and your reserved time you receive an email letting you know you have ordered. On the day selected just log into the walmart app and they will tell you to just check in when your on your way so they can be looking for you. Within minutes of pulling up, you will see the orange door opening on the side and your groceries on their way out to you.

I had a very nice young lady named Sabrina who put the groceries in the car. She was very nice and friendly and had a very pleasant demeanor. They explain any changes that were made to your order, which usually are in your benefit as they will upsize things or replace brands with equal or better.

I highly recommend this service for everyone and WalMart deserves a big thumbs up for such a streamlined process.


Somerset County Hometown Heroes will be competing at Recreation & Parks Field Day on Saturday, April 21st 10 am-1 pm. Come see Somerset County Fire Departments compete head to head through an obstacle course to claim victory as Somerset County’s first ever Hometown Heroes. Come on out and cheer for your local fire department.
Children will also have an opportunity to complete their own obstacle course, share "Sweets" with our Sheriff in a pie throwing game, learn how to call 911 for help and interact with our first responders. There will be lots of photo opportunities with photo booths, fire engines, ambulances and more!

Wicomico County State's Attorney Press Release

Philly Pretzel Factory on Mt Hermon Road Has Closed

Philly Pretzel Factory on Mt Hermon Road Has Closed. Don't even start the blame Jake Day garbage. The one in Cambridge also closed it's doors. It's called bad location. That tiny story stuck behind BK was never gonna make it.

Maryland State Fire Marshal NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION


Date:   4/16/2018
Time:   12:26 p.m
Location / Address:   31059 School House Road, Trappe, Talbot County
Type of Incident:   Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  Two story wood frame garage
Owner / Occupants:   Goose Point LLC - Owner      Jeffrey Menke - Occupant
Injuries or Deaths:   None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 15,000     Contents: $  10,000
Smoke Alarm Status:   N/A
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:   N/A
Arrests(s):   None
Primary Responding Fire Department:    Trappe Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms:  1       # Of Firefighters:    20
Time to Control:  60 minutes 
Discovered By:   Occupant
Area of Origin:   Interior
Preliminary Cause:  Remains Under Investigation
Additional Information: 
NOI - School House Road - Trappe

Bomb Threat Kent Island High School

INCIDENT: Bomb Threat
DATE / TIME: 4/17/2018 1004 Hrs.
LOCATION: Kent Island High School
DETAILS: On April 17, 2018 at approximately 1004hrs the school resource officer was notified of a threating message inside the girl’s bathroom. Several allied agencies were notified to assist with K-9 teams to conduct a search of the school. Disruption to the normal school activities were kept to a minimum, a brief evacuation was ordered and a search was conducted of the school with negative results. The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit.
DEPUTY: Dfc. Aaron, Det. Lewis
CASE: 18-11426


On Sunday, April 15, 2018, The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff and States Attorney became aware of an incident that occurred at the Kent Island High School on Friday, April 13th. The incident, which occurred inside a school locker room involved an alleged assault on one student by several others as it was recorded by cell phone video by a student. A criminal investigation was immediately initiated by the QAC Sheriffs Criminal Investigation Unit and the School Resource Unit which is still underway. The States Attorney and school officials have been kept apprised of the progress of the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the States Attorney will be consulted with input from the victims family to determine the conclusion of the incident. QAC school officials are simultaneously investigating this incident to determine their course of action. We wish all to be compassionate and understanding for the victim and school as this investigation proceeds. We ask that all inquiries be directed to the QAC BOE regarding this incident and to respect the dignity of those involved

Pocomoke City Night Shore Birds Stadium

Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Honor Guard have been invited once again this year to Present the Colors at Camden Yards on June 1st. Orioles vs Yankees!

Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Honor Guard have been invited once again this year to Present the Colors at Camden Yards on June 1st. Orioles vs Yankees!

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Rewards

Receiving awards this evening from US Senator Benjamin L Cardin, from Maryland Senator Jim Mathias, The Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Delegate District 38C Mary Beth Carozza, and The Worcester County Commissioners as well as the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council. All recognized Deputy Kyle Hayes for a job well done in improving the quality of life of citizens by reducing alcohol and other drug abuse in Worcester County. Congratulations! Pictured left is Sergeant Bethany Ramey and Deputy Kyle Hayes.

Haircuts To Benefit Local Youth

Route 50 drawbridge is stuck in open position. Please use alternate route.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RIP Barbara Bush A True First Lady

Best Local Subs?

Now that we have quite a few new sub places in town, whose your favorite?

MD Senate Bill 288 WTH?

Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.

I’m at a loss for words as to why the taxpayers should pay for a place for drug addicts to use illegal drugs. It is illegal I.e. against the law , so why help them by paying for a safe place for them to do so. 

Are we gonna create safe zones for burglary next?

WCSO Press Release

Narrative:  On the afternoon of 04-13-18, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on West Rd near N Westover Dr. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and the vehicle displayed expired tags. A Sheriff’s Office K9 alerted on the vehicle for the odor of CDS. Deputies located crack cocaine inside of the car. The driver, Michael Branch, was arrested and transported to central booking. Branch was released on a $3000 unsecured bond.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Public’s Help Sought In 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder Investigation

Public’s Help Sought In 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder Investigation

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with information about a vehicle seen fleeing the scene of a Wicomico County homicide in the summer of 2017.
The investigation involves the August 14, 2017 murder of Arthur W. Smith Jr., 31, who was also known as “AW.”  State Police homicide investigators believe that sometime between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm that night, Smith left his residence to walk his dog in the 800-block of Gettysburg Avenue, in Salisbury.  When police responded to a 911 call for a shooting, they found Smith lying in the front yard of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound.  He died while being transported to the hospital.
The investigation into this murder has developed information about a vehicle homicide investigators are hoping to obtain more details about.  The vehicle is described as a small, black, four-door vehicle.  The vehicle was seen fleeing the area of the 800-block of Gettysburg Avenue shortly after the murder.
Anyone who may have information about this vehicle, or about the person or persons responsible for the murder of Arthur Smith Jr., is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore immediately at 410-548-1776.   Crime Solvers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
CONTACT:    Greg Shipley – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236

*Update #2* Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

*Update #2* Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run crash involving a 9-year-old child.
Preliminary investigation indicates the crash occurred on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 5:05 p.m. as a white, 2002 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound on German Road, approximately .7 miles south of Old Furnace Road. The 9-year-old child that resides on the east side of German Road had just finished checking the mailbox and was walking back to her residence when she was struck by the Mazda.  The Mazda continued northbound, fleeing the scene. 
The 9-year-old sustained major injuries and was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police helicopter.  She was flown to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she was listed in critical conditions.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 10:49 p.m., the 9-year-old child succumb to her injuries.
Through investigative measures, Troopers located the operator of the Mazda, a 21-year-old Seaford man.  Charges have not been filed at this time.
German Road between Concord Pond Road and Old Furnace Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident, and asked anyone with information to please contact Master Corporal J. Burns at 302-703-3266.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at

Suspect Arrested In Armed Robbery And Carjacking In Dorchester County

Suspect Arrested In Armed Robbery And Carjacking In Dorchester County

(FEDERALSBURG, MD) –Maryland State Police arrested a Federalsburg man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking incident in Dorchester County.
The accused is identified as Gerald Lashawn Graves, 44, of Federalsburg.  Graves was apprehended this morning shortly before 7:15 a.m. at an apartment complex in Denton, Maryland. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney, Graves is criminally charged on multiple counts including armed carjacking, armed robbery, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and concealment of a dangerous weapon.
Graves was arrested by members of Maryland State Apprehension Team in connection with an armed robbery and armed carjacking that occurred on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Dorchester County. Graves was also wanted by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office for an investigation involving rape and attempted murder that occurred around midnight on Friday, April 13, 2018. Subsequently, a joint investigation between the Maryland State Police and Caroline County Sheriff’s Office ensued regarding both incidents.
At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a convenience store in the 6,000 block of Finchville Reliance Road in Federalsburg for the report of an armed robbery and armed carjacking.  Police believe the suspect, later identified as Graves, entered the store, reportedly threatened the cashier, and fled with cash from the register.
After exiting the store, Graves approached a woman sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of the store.  Graves reportedly displayed a weapon and ordered the woman out of her car. He then left the scene in her vehicle, described as a 2017 Lincoln MKZ and headed toward Galestown. Police later recovered the vehicle in Hurlock.
Evidence received during the investigation led investigators to an apartment complex in Denton where Graves was located this morning. He was arrested without incident and transported to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton where he is currently being treated for a hand injury and remains under police guard. Upon his release, he will be transported to the Caroline County Detention Center.
Troopers from the Easton Barrack and Salisbury Barrack, along with the Maryland State Apprehension Team, investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, troopers from the Delaware State Police and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist with the investigation. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensics Division responded to the convenience store and to the stolen vehicle to process both scenes for evidence.
The investigation continues…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Crisfield Police Golf Cart Law Meeting

Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Alcohol sale compliance checks

On April 10th the Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office conducted alcohol sale compliance checks at various businesses in the northern section of the county.

The following businesses were checked and found to be in compliance (no alcohol sold to minor): Pocomoke River Market in Pocomoke, Sysco Cash and Carry in Pocomoke, Dash In in Westover, Kings Creek Market in Princess Anne, Somerset Co. Liquor Dispensary in Princess Anne, Junior's Wines in Princess Anne, Kash & Karry in Princess Anne, Royal Farms Store in Princess Anne and Eden One Stop in Eden.

Only one business was checked and found to be noncompliant (sold alcohol to a minor): Somerset Co. Liquor Dispensary in Pocomoke. Charges are pending against the employee who conducted the sale.

Tia Johnson Girlfriend Cynthia Minnick Non Compliant Sex Offender

I have called multiple agencies in regards to Ms Minnick and her location. Cynthia has been seen in the Bo Nack trailer park with her girlfriend Tia Johnson. It is showing her as Non Compliant on the webpage and people need to be aware of her location.

$111,994 in Community Needs Grants Impact Lower Shore Nonprofits

Press Release­

$111,994 in Community Needs Grants Impact Lower Shore Nonprofits
Foundation Funding Awarded to 27 Agencies and a Variety of Programs

April 16, 2018 – Salisbury, Md. –  A total of $111,994 will be disbursed among 27 nonprofit programs in the Lower Shore region by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The programs funded address a broad range of community needs, including environmental protection, youth programs, senior programs, healthcare, pro-bono legal counseling, and more.

The awards are made possible through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Community Needs Grants program. The program award grants twice a year to local nonprofits.

“It is exciting to see new and emerging community programs develop each year,” notes Erica Joseph, CFES president.  “Through grants such as these, we can help our area become a place where all can live, grow, learn, and play, which is the heart of our work at the Community Foundation.”

Grants were awarded to support the following nonprofit programs:

  • Assateague Coastal Trust – Scholarships and program supplies and costs for the Coast Kids summer camp and year-round environmental education program.
  • Bay Area Center for Independent Living - To expand the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet program, which allows Lower Eastern Shore residents to borrow needed medical equipment at no cost. 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore - Support to create a pilot program with the Big Hope Network to provide services to children with incarcerated parents.
  • Brown Box Theatre Project – For theatre productions of “As You Like It” and “Mox Nox (Soon Comes the Night)”.
  • Christian Shelter - Funding for critical repairs and upgrades for the shelter’s homeless kitchen.
  • Delmarva Public Radio – Financial assistance for the online and broadcast programming of the 2018 National Folk Festival.
  • Epoch Dream Center – Support for the educational summer youth programs for 40 underserved children, which includes healthy meals, reading and math tutoring, swimming lessons, and an overnight field trip.
  • Garland Hayward Youth Center – Funding for summer youth programs which include tutoring, mentoring, field, and recreational activities for Princess Anne area children.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County – Financial assistance for the Affordable Home Project in Salisbury.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County – Funding for the Critical Repairs Program in Worcester County which assists at-risk families with emergency home repairs.
  • Libraries Without Borders – Support for The Legal Literacy Initiative which brings legal resources directly to under-served Haitian immigrants in Salisbury.
  • Lower Shore Enterprises – Assistance for a collaborative community garden project with the Maryland Food Bank.
  • Lower Shore Land Trust – Funding for environmental education and outreach programs to inform and engage community members and volunteers. Programs will encourage care for natural resources.
  • MAC, Inc. – For the implementation of a data management system that will allow MAC to better serve clients.
  • Maryland Center on Economic Policy – Partial funding for a demographic and economic analysis study to aid in legislative policy recommendations and solutions for Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
  • Maryland Coastal Bays Program - Support for educational programs which provide hands-on activities in the watershed, guiding residents and visitors to a well-rounded knowledge of the watershed and how best to protect area resources. 
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service – Funding for the Cyber Clinic Program which allows Eastern Shore residents in need of legal services to meet with volunteer attorneys for free or reduced fees via video conferencing and in person meetings.
  • Minds in Motion Children's Museum – Funding for a feasibility study of a new children’s museum in Salisbury with STEM based exhibits for children ages 6 months to 12 years to explore, discover, and create through interactive exhibits and provide an educational program and field trip opportunities.
  • Salisbury Urban Ministries, SUM – Support for the Salisbury Urban Ministries Kid's Café program for underserved youth.
  • Sea-renity Family Resources Inc. – Funding for parenting programs that encourage, educate, and empower families with parenting resources in Wicomico County.
  • Smith Island United – Financial assistance to reopen the Smith Island Dental Clinic- the only dental clinic on the island. The clinic had been previously closed due to dated and broken equipment and lacked funding to make the needed upgrades
  • Town of Ocean City – Financial backing for bike lights for the "Lights for Bikes" safety campaign in Ocean City to help reduce the amount of night-time bicycle accidents.
  • United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore - To support Imagination Library, delivering free books to Eastern Shore kids. 
  • Wicomico Public Libraries - Partial funding to support the Salisbury Book Festival.
  • Worcester GOLD – Financial assistance to support an emergency food program in Worcester County.
  • Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services – Partial costs of a summer youth program teaching low income adolescents career and life enhancing skills including interview skills, business attire, career planning, resume writing, grocery shopping, meal preparation, home budgeting, financial literacy, and using public transportation.
  • Wor-Wic Community College Foundation - Financial assistance for students attending the Summer Scholars program which allows gifted and talented students entering grades 3-9 to participate in summer enrichment activities on the college’s campus. The program offers more than 45 courses, mostly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics areas.

The semi-annual Community Needs Grant (CNG) Program benefits organizations serving the Lower Shore of Maryland with a $5,000 maximum award per nonprofit. Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs, or eligible programs within government agencies serving citizens on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The next deadline for CNG grant applications is August 1, 2018. For additional information visit or call 410-742-9911

Meals on Wheels MAC inc

Services at MAC Inc. help area senior citizens. 
Summer programs through Assateague Coastal Trust teach area children about the local environment through hands on experiences.

About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $66 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.  

For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Suspect-Laurel

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Suspect-Laurel

Gerald F. Grinner
WANTED – Gerald F. Griner “Gerry” 35 of Laurel
Laurel- The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Gerald F. Griner, 35 of Laurel, who is wanted in connection with multiple Burglaries of a local area church in Laurel.
Gerald F. Griner, who is also known as “Gerry” currently has an active warrants for burglaries which occurred at the Rock Church located at 30320 Seaford Road, Laurel. The criminal acts occurred between the dates of March 13, 2018 and March 18, 2018 these three separate burglaries were reported to the State Police during which multiple electronics were reported stolen from the church. Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit and the Laurel Police Department were able to identify Gerald Griner as the suspect who committed the burglaries and warrants were obtained. Gerald Grinner is known to frequent the area of Laurel, Delaware.
Gerald F. Griner currently has active warrants out of Delaware State Police Troop 4, for three counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, three counts of Theft, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglar Tools and Criminal Solicitation.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Griner, they are asked to please contact Detective A. Jones, Troop 4 Property Crimes Unit at (302) 752-3795. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Salisbury FD Recruitment Day A Great Success

Violent Intruder Preparedness & Response Security Seminar

Violent Intruder Preparedness & Response Security Seminar

CaptureDelaware- The Delaware State Police has partnered with the Delaware Department of Education in hosting Violent Intruder Preparedness and Response (VIPR) seminars.  The seminars will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the listed locations:
  • April 11:  Redding Middle School, 201 New Street, Middletown, DE
  • April 16:  Laurel Middle School, 1133 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, DE
  • April 17:  Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro, DE
  • April 23:  Caesar Rodney High School, 239 Old North Road, Camden, DE
  • May 3:  Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE
These free training sessions will include topics related to active shooter threats, emergency preparedness, suspicious activity reporting, and hometown security threats. The seminars are open to the public and no registration is required.  Three additional training seminars will be advertised in the near future.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.