Heron Point

On November 28, 2014, in Chestertown, Economics, Healthcare, by An American

Kathy Sanderson, Life Care Consultant at Heron Point of Chestertown, will provide the Community Breakfast Group (CBG) with an overview of Continuing Care Communities in general, and Heron Point in particular at their Thursday breakfast meeting on December 4 meeting.

A Continuing Care Community is a type of retirement community which as addresses aging care needs from independent living through assisted living to nursing home care. Continuing-care communities are ideal for seniors that may be living in isolation, and would like to be immersed in a hospitable environment with other people of the same age. Typically, a range of activities and amenities are provided for both recreation and resource. However, CCRCs are costly, and vary widely in entrance and recurring fees.


Tracy Broomall, Admission Director for the UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown, will discuss the healthcare issues faced by seniors in general and the services offered by the Center in particular with the Community Breakfast Group (CBG) at their Thursday breakfast meeting on November 20.

The University of Maryland Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown, formerly known as Chester River Manor, is a comprehensive health care facility providing skilled and intermediate care and rehabilitation services. The 98-bed facility offers a full range of services and therapies designed to help rehabilitation patients and long-term care residents reach and maintain the highest level of well-being and quality of life. Service is provided by a team of friendly licensed/certified staff members dedicated to insuring the privacy and dignity of individuals entrusted in their care.


Elroy Boyer and Rosalie Kuechler will discuss their candidacies for election as Judge of the Orphans’ Court with the Community Breakfast Group (CBG) at their breakfast meeting on May 29.


The Maryland Orphans’ Court is the state’s probate court. It also has jurisdiction over guardianships of minors. In simpler terms, the main job of the Orphans’ Court is to supervise the handling of estates of people who have died – with or without a Will – while owning property in their sole name. Orphans’ Court judges are responsible for approving administration accounts, making sure that only appropriate payments are made from estate assets and that distributions are made to the proper beneficiaries or heirs. Generally, payment of attorney’s fees or personal representative’s commissions made from estate assets must be approved by the Orphans’ Court.


Elroy and Rosalie join Tim Lloyd and Paul Showalter as candidates for selection as one of three Democratic Party nominees for Judge of the Kent County Orphan’s Court. The three Democratic nominees selected in June 24 primary will then face two Republican candidates, Amy Nickerson and Harry Williams, in November’s general election.



Robert Strong to Address CBG

On November 14, 2014, in County Issues, Politics, by An American

Robert Strong will discuss his campaign for the office of Clerk of Circuit Court with the Community Breakfast Group (CBG) at their Thursday breakfast meeting on June 19.

Robert grew up in Kent County, attending Rock Hall High School and Washington College. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law, he came back to Kent County where he has practiced law for 29 years. He has served the County as States Attorney since 1999. He has also served in leadership positions in many community organizations including the Rock Hall American Legion, Kent Youth and St. John’s Catholic Church.

Robert’s long experience in practicing law in Kent County has given him a unique perspective on the way our Clerk’s Office should function. As Clerk of Circuit Court, he will be able to make the Court’s work flow more efficient and less onerous for all concerned.


Major Improvements Are Underway!

On November 7, 2014, in Chestertown, County Issues, by An American

John Knibb, regional director of development and leasing for the Cordish companies, which operates the Kent Plaza shopping center, will review plans for the upgrading the center with the Community Breakfast Group (CBG) at their Thursday breakfast meeting on November 13.

Implementing the planned improvements is well underway. The improvements will include the expansion of Acme to nearly double its current size, remodeling the façade of the wing of which Acme is the anchor store, upgrading the parking lot and lighting, bringing in green space and landscaping, and replacing the roofs in the Acme wing. Cordish hopes to complete exterior work by the end of the year.

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