Leslie Orndoff http://www.easternshoresavvy.com/topics/leslie_orndoff/index.rss en-us Easton Savvy, LLC Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:00 GMT What You Don't Know About Easton's Haunted Hayride What I found when I sat down to talk to Melissa Whittington, Magnolia Meadows Property Manager, was that they—as an apartment complex—work all year doing things for people in the community. The hayride is just one of those things.

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Dressing Easton For 10 Years Lizzy Dee is on the cusp of celebrating its ten-year anniversary, and owner Darcy Bernot’s meticulous attention to her customer’s needs is one of the main reasons she has been able to keep her store open while so many have not.

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Building Community in St. Michaels “The community center is a safe place for kids to learn and socialize,” explains Trish Payne, Executive Director. “A place where the kids know someone cares about them.”

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Easton Airport Day Takes Off “Last year someone flying a TBM Avenger (a WWII Navy plane with a large torpedo bay) stuffed over 100 rubber chickens into the torpedo bay and dropped the whole lot. There were chickens everywhere—some were found outside the airport grounds."

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Landscaping the Shore “It’s a great career path for people who want to stay on the Shore and have a meaningful career,” explains Farley. “There are a lot of landscapers with no formal experience; this program offers them a way to improve what they do.”

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A Look Inside the Chesapeake Film Festival We came across some stunning narratives—beautifully crafted and acted—some quirky comedies, some from local filmmakers, and some truly interesting documentaries that keep the viewer engaged and on the edge of their seat till the end.

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Funding the Life of An Ingredient “It’s a concept I’ve been working on for a few years,” he begins. Basically Jordan will pick an ingredient from a local farm—a tomato, a pig or chicken, even a spice—and take it to one of his large network of chef friends.

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A Mother's Learning Curve This school year is beginning like the three before: me contemplating if I have my kids in the optimal learning environment for them. Should I home school? Is private school the best?

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The Most Expensive Member of the Family “When surgery or other medical issues arise people often decide they just can't do the above-and-beyond care their pet needs, and surrender them to the shelter. This is the most responsible choice, even though it is tough for the pet owner.”

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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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