Saturday, May 01, 2010
Adele H. Stamp (1893-1974) was Dean of Women at the University of Maryland from 1922 to 1960. During her tenure at the University of Maryland she organized and promoted women's activities. She initiated the campus celebration of May Day, which began in 1923 and continued annually until 1961. The photograph above, from the University of Maryland's subject photographs, depicts the Court dancing around the May Pole, ca. 1924.
Therein Lies a Tale
To Donna Rae Riggins
and Donald Baker
On June 27, 2009, I placed a sign on my property indicating "slow down for drug traffic" with arrows pointing to the driveway of Donna Rae Riggins and Donald Baker.
I never witnessed a drug transaction by Donna Rae Riggins or Donald Baker. I apologize for the harm and inconvenience my actions have caused.
Wow! someone must have gotten into deep shit.
Should you comment on this I will not be posting any comment that name individuals.
The Delmar SGA Talent Show
Brittany Deal and Isabella Castrogiovanni performed "Baby" by Justin Beiber
The Judges of the talent show
Sadie Addlesberer performed "According To You" by Orianthi
Ashleigh Pais gave a recitation of "Anyone lived in a pretty how town" by E. E. Cummings
The band of Chris Birely, Matt Hill, Jared Rittenhouse and Mike Bireley performed "You'll Always Be My Best Friend" by Relient K.
Mackayla Malone perforned "In The Arms of an Angel" by Sarah Mclachian
Leah Wilson played "The Scientist" by Coldplay
Taylor Croswell sang "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" by Selena Gomez
Alanna Shires Grace Pennewell and Darlyssa Roberson performed "Wonderwall" by Oasis
Hope Campbell sang "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood
Anna Ritter did a flag twirling routine to the music of "Hungover"
The band with Joshua Smith Ben Mancuso. Leah Wilson, Jeremy Freeman, and Sean Moore did "Soul Sister" by Train
Jeff Fleetwood, Skitter Ellis Casey Bellamy and Jose Flores did "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Iman Michelle Marshall and Dana Marshall performed "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5
Sean Moore did an original number he called "Run On".
Joshua Smith sang "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) by Josh Groban
Catlin Frey, Spencer Fothergill, Scott Kunkowski and Julian Burke performed a number of dances
Darlyssa Roberson, Salina Schirtzinger and Sean Moore did "Wipeout" by the Surfaris
Spencer Fothergill, Scott Kunkowski, Jose Flores, Noah Vincent, Tim Dennis, Brad Sensenig, Skitter Ellis, Calvin Esham and Casey Bellamy did "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
This event I believe was started by George Stone and is a SGA fundraiser to provide Senior scholarships. Of note I saw no Delmar school Board members there tonight which comes as no surprise given their outlook on the "Arts'.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Today's History blurb
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
Plans for the establishment of a modern hospital in the Seaford area to be known as the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital are rapidly approaching the stage where a financial campaign will soon be launched to provide the necessary funds.
The survey report prepared by James R. Mays and Associates, of Philadelphia, under the auspices of the Seaford Lions Club, was recently submitted to a joint meeting of the Lions Club and the newly organized board of directors of the proposed hospital.
The facts contained in the report definitely establish the need for such an institution in or near Seaford, it furnishes an estimated cost of the project and indicates that a campaign to raise the necessary funds can be brought to successful conclusion.
The survey report also indicates that according to the 1940 U. S. Census there are residing in the proposed area a total of 30,036 persons for whom hospitals beds should be provided. According to the generally accepted standard for safety, this will require a hospital of not less than 135 beds.
Mr. Mays recommends, however, that the original 100 beds with all the necessary auxiliary facilities provided in this first unit and to be of sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional patients when the hospital is expanded.
The project was turned over to a group of public-spirited citizens now legally chartered under the name of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Inc., representing the principal committees to be served by the hospital.
At the organization meeting of the corporation, the following officers and directors were elected to serve one year or until their successors are whom elected:
President, W. Allen Hastings; Secretary, Donald H. Friday; treasurer, Van Leer Stephany, all of Seaford. Other Seaford directors are; Karl K. Brown, Mrs William B. Huston, Norman H. Winde, Ludwig dorzback.
Laurel directors: J. C. Abbott, Ray E. Hamill, Ford Warrington.
Bethel director, Harley Hastings.
Delmar director, Sam Culver,
Blades director, C. C. Clifton.
One additional director remains to be elected from Bridgeville, and one each from Greenwood, Sharptown and Federalsburg. The by-laws also call for two vice-presidents which are to be elected later.
Koster's Locker Plant Laurel 1947
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Just Another Working Stiff
The Delmar Middle School and High School Talent Show
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, April 25, 2010
UMES Honors Band and Choir Concert
I went down to UMES today to listen to the UMES Honors Band and Choir Concert. I had thought it was at 3 Pm but the time had been changed to 4 PM so I had an hour to kill in Princess Anne. I had thought about a quick trip to Bucks for a beer but than decided against it, so it was to McDonalds for fries and a shake - a poor substitute for Bucks but it kept me out of trouble.
The Honors band and Choir program has been put on by Dr Lamkin for twenty years. It is great PR for UMES and a great honor for High School Students to perform with a college band that is professional level - and the UMES Wind Ensemble is professional level. As usual click on the photo to enlarge it
While waiting for the band to set up I listen to some of the brass from Washington High school do a little jazz session among themselves. They have some talented musicians at Washington High.
Carolina Brannock and Whitley Langless
Delmar High School had Adwoa Nyame, Whitley Langless, Skylar Schirtzinger and Carolina Brannock in the Honor band - in the photos they are the ones in the Delmar High School Band Uniform people. Allison Scott was in the Honor Choir.
Adwoa Nyame and Whitley Langless had some great players in the Clarinet section with them particularly since three out of the ten were music teachers. One UMES teacher was Brian Perez and he is just Mr. Magic on the Clarinet.
Since it was at 4PM on a Sunday the audience turnout was not that great but I certainly enjoyed it. I thought the best number was when they did Porgy and Bess and did a bit of "Summertime", one of my favorites - I use to own a recording of it by Ace Cannon.
The UMES Concert Chorus and Honors Choir under Dr Shelia McDonald Harleston were as expect - great. They sang a few numbers by themselves and than with the Honors band they did several numbers.
I thought "Dry Your Tears, Afrika" was the best number
but a number of the audience found a special emotion in "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as they stood during the number as a sign of respect.
About the 12th number was "Bugler's holiday" which is of course made for Trumpets and Dennis Senlbeil, Osvaldo Rivera and Llyod Griffith did and outstanding job on it.
The last number was a John Philip sousa arrangement "The Invincible Eagle". Sousa is always a great hit.
Dr John R. Lamkin, II gave the count of High School students, which were; 1 from Holly Grove, 1 from Laurel High School, 2 from James M Bennett, 2 from colonel Richardson, 2 from Snow Hill High School, 3 from Seaford High School, 5 from Delmar High School, 5 from Parkside, 11 from Washington High school and 11 from Crisfield High School. Since it was tie between Washington and Crisfield each received a trophy.
For those who didn't attend - you missed an enjoyable event.