Leslie Orndoff http://www.easternshoresavvy.com/topics/leslie_orndoff/index.rss en-us Easton Savvy, LLC Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:21:00 GMT My Family's Trip to a Party Town It wasn’t until I returned and mentioned where we had been to a friend, a long-time Eastern Shore resident, that I found out the truth about Dewey Beach. It is Delaware’s party beach—a minor detail I somehow missed.

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Hunting for Art in St. Michaels “We felt it was a great way to involve local merchants as well as the public with the art community,” says George Hamilton, a contributing artists to the hunt as well Art League member. “To link us together and have fun at the same time.”

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Enough to Eat in Talbot County “One in ten Talbot County residents is what is called food insecure,” explains Jan Willis from the Talbot Family Network. “Even more significant, one in five children are food insecure.”

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From Bad Company to Great Cook Now the former rock star has become a sort of gastronomic entrepreneur, founding the popular Eating Rehoboth food tour as well as offering up his rather expansive knowledge on Italian wine and cuisine for in-home dining.

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Touring and Eating Easton The group is impressed—perhaps pleasantly surprised at the generous portion size—and we nod to each other and smile feeling like we are very lucky indeed to be on this first tour.

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Nick Bramble's Ironman Legacy “One day before he left for college he was told he might have leukemia,” recalls Donna Marie Bramble, Nick’s mother. “His platelets were so low and dropping so rapidly and they were hesitant to let him leave.”

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A New Internet Show That's So Super Rad “Essentially we are creating a late-night format type show,” explains Richards—the man behind the camera and one of the writers for the show. “We are shooting it in the green room at the Avalon and we want to shoot it like we don’t have permission."

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Chesapeake Film Festival Cues Up for Charity A portion of the proceeds from the night’s food and drink totals goes to CFF while money earned by the players throughout the night, as well as the $1,200 winning prize, goes to the team’s chosen charity.

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Making Mini Messages “She had real difficulty leaving me,” begins Tibbitt. “She would say, ‘I don’t want to go to school. I miss you.’” So Tibbitt decided to try and alleviate some of her angst by leaving notes in her lunchbox.

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Going Home to Cuba “We never returned to Cuba because all of our things were taken away by the government,” Fuentes recalls. “We felt we couldn’t go back because of the way we left and because we were working so hard, struggling to achieve the American Dream.”

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Working to Be Woman of the Year At ten months old, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He endured years of chemotherapy as well as invasive procedures like spinal taps and bone marrow tests.

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Joe Gamble Seeks to Unseat Dallas Pope “I’ve had a tremendous amount of experience in drug crime and violent crime,” begins Gamble. “We all know Talbot County has a relatively low violent crime rate, that’s why we live here, but the rise of heroin use among our young people is alarming.”

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Students on Stage “He’ll be in the classroom with the kids for a three-day residency,” explains Suzy Moore, Avalon’s Booking and House Manager. “They’ll write a song and perform it together on stage on Friday morning.”

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Restaurant Week Returns There will be 26 restaurants participating this year—from Easton, Oxford, St. Michaels, Trappe, and Tilghman—most have devised either a special menu or created a unique meal for the event.

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Cambridge Gets Squoze They also hold happy hours where all juice is half off and they feature a juice of the day. Customers who are feeling adventurous or creative can create their own drink from the myriad of fruits, vegetables, and herbs at hand.

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What's Happening at Phillips Wharf? “Students starting in 10th grade will be able to learn how to farm oysters—they’ll work with waterman—and when they have completed the course, they’ll be able to apply for a lease and have their own piece of the Bay to plant oysters,” Cox says.

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Plunging Like Polar Bears for the Special Olympics The Special Olympics takes athletes starting at age eight; any athlete can participate as long as they like. “We have one golfer who is 84,” says Schriml.

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TED Comes to Washington College The event features authors, anthropologists, environmentalists, performers, and a cheerleader. “Tynesha McClain is the Science Cheerleader; she is well versed in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and is a professional cheerleader.”

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Getting Zany at the Avalon Songbooks are available to download ahead of time and the bringing of musical instruments is encouraged. “The more interaction the better,” Zanes says. “I love the feeling that we’re all in it together.”

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Perfectly Timed Barbeque Owner, Andrew Evans, hones his craft by doing what any master practitioner does; he practices. “To be a good restaurateur, you can never think you’re the best,” he explains. “I practice in my garage; I have a whole set-up.”

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