With a well-de­served trib­ute

Record Observer - - Opinion - Dan Tabler

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.

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