With a well-deserved tribute
That was certainly a well-deserved tribute to a fine newspaper woman who was my news-editor for the Record Observer many years ago. It was a great story in the Sunday Star about Denise Riley being named Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. It just added to the many other awards she has received over the years in this crazy business.
She came to Centreville back in 1969 after graduating from the University of Maryland and it didn’t take me long to see that she was going to be a darn good newspaper reporter and probably go on to a big city daily someday. She took over the reins of the paper when I left later for the Delaware State News in Dover. It did not take long for The Star Democrat to call her and she went back home to lead The Star Democrat for many years.
And I am more than happy to see she is doing a feature in The Star Democrat one or two times a week. Her writings add greatly to the newspaper. I hope she will continue writing for years to come.
••• ELECTION QUERY Just what is a “superdelegate?” I guess I’m not up to snuff on our election campaigns, but I do not recall hearing about “super” delegates in past elections. I keep hearing and reading about those “superdelegates” but seemed to have missed the part that explains what they do other than the regular delegates to a convention.
I hope some of my reader-friends may be able to explain them to me before this election is over.
••• CENTREVILLE CIRCULAR Picked up the newest and brightest Centreville Circular in Edwards’ the other day and am looking forward to a new business it says is come to town own on Banjo Lane.
It is called Bull and Goat Brewery, the first brewery to locate in town. I enjoy a cold one and will look forward to having a tour of the town’s first brewery.
The Circular staff does a fine job of promoting the town and I also liked the story of the YMCA and its managing director Miranda Reasoner. It is located out on Coursevall Drive right now, but has started a capital campaign to begin construction in the next five years. I believe they want to build out across from Queen Anne’s County High School.
Also noted the town’s Farmers’ Market on Lawyer’s Row and Commerce was opened for the summer. It was to open Wednesday and will be open each Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to patronize the farm-fresh produce that will be available.
••• SPORTS MEMORABILIA Looking forward to the CHS Alumni dinner on May 7, when the class of ‘41 will have a 75-year reunion. Not sure how many of my old classmates are still around, but I hope to see a few of them.
Noted in the CHS Alumni Newsletter that John Selby’s sports memorabilia that has been in the alumni room in the old CHS building will be moved to the Queen Anne’s County Museum at the 4-H Park. I hope they can exhibit it so that people can look over it. There is a tremendous amount of great baseball memories of days in high school athletes here.
Speaking of sports memorabilia, I still have a stash of Baltimore Colts stuff that a fellow in Baltimore said he wanted. But he never showed up and it is still here near my desk. Do any of my sportsminded reader-friends know of anyone who might like to have it?
••• JUST A REMINDER Whenever I stop in Centreville National I always check the Lions Club used eyeglass box over by the front entrance. This is just a reminder that your old or used eyeglasses are still being collected by local Lions to aid those in need. We have been doing it for many years. You will also find a box for those glasses in the library. Drop them off anytime — the eyeglass boxes may also be found at Optical Galleria on Water Street and at the Queenstown Branch Bank south of town.