The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is an organization serving homeless individuals and families from Talbot County and surrounding areas. It is operated by staff and volunteers from local faith-based communities and other concerned citizens. Potential guests must agree to a background check and an interview with our Operations Manager for admission to the program. TIS provides transitional housing for families as well as overnight shelter for individuals.
We offer our participants and riders a safe, enjoyable experience in a pleasant and serene environment. TTR's seven programs build confidence and self-esteem, improve balance, coordination, and range of motion to increase muscle strength and flexibility. Our programs offer an opportunity to become more independent, acquire new skills, take on new responsibilities, make new friends (some with four legs). Come and experience a new way to view the world - from the back of a horse. We are conveniently located on the county school bus route. Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). We are a worksite location for the Caroline County School-to-Work Transition Program.
A certificated English teacher and professor can help you at a student's home, in the library, or online with reading, writing, study skills and verbal SAT/ACT prep. There is also a complimentary consultation and references are available.
The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.
In addition to Therapeutic Riding, TSR offers Hippotherapy, a treatment technique used by our occupational therapist to improve balance, coordination, muscle strengthening, motor planning and sensory processing. The movement of the horse is what is most important and the goals are similar to those used in a traditional medical facility. The therapist does not teach riding skills, rather she focuses on the individual’s needs and selects exercises and activities to meet those needs.
Publishes a weekly newspaper for Caroline County. Historical newspapers stored in print include: Caroline Sun, Federalsburg Times, County Record, and the Times Record. Those wishing to view the archives must be approved by the editor.
Denton Town Council members are: Abigail McNinch (Mayor), Dallas Lister, Keith Johnson, Lester Branson and Doncella Wilson. Town meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM. The town office has 4 departments. The Police Department is committed to the concepts of community oriented policing and serving our citizens, the law-abiding public, appropriately, completely and professionally. The Finance Department establishes and implements the financial policies and procedures of the Town, invest funds, and handles the deposits and payments of Town revenues and expenditures. The Planning & Codes Department is responsible for building permits, property maintenance, rental registrations, site plan reviews, historic reviews, critical area reviews, Board of Appeals applications. The Public Works Department is responsible for providing many essential town services by establishing, maintaining, and operating the Town's infrastructure and facilities.
The Mayor and Council of Federalsburg hold their regular meetings on the first Monday of each month, and their special sessions/workshop meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (at the discretion of the Mayor and Council). Both the regular meetings and the special session/workshops begin at 6:00 P.M. If a meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is generally re-scheduled for Tuesday.
Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (May):
Robin L. Cahall, Mayor (chosen by Council, 1-year term), 2018
Eugene R. Carver, 2017, Emily W. Shockley, 2019.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Elected by Voters to 5-year terms (April):
Douglas D. Vanderveer, President (chosen by Commission in May, 1-year term), 2020
Gary E. Waltemeyer, Vice-President (chosen by Commission in May, 1-year term), 2021
Robert L. Stacey, 2017 (sworn in Sept. 14, 2015, to replace Robin Wooters, who resigned Aug. 2, 2015)
Nelson M. Anderson, 2018
Kathleen Barry, 2019 (sworn in Feb. 6, 2017, to replace Jerry D. Stallings, who resigned Dec. 19, 2016)
Preston Town Meetings are the first Monday of each month at 7pm