KI Ro­tary de­buts unique cook­book

Record Observer - - News - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Is­land Ro­tary Club, founded in Jan­uary, has wasted no time or­ga­niz­ing and mak­ing ef­forts to fundraise to get the ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion on its feet. One of the first fundrais­ers for the group was ready this past May, with the print­ing of the “Kent Is­land Tales & Tastes” book, a com­bined Kent Is­land his­tory and cook­book. Book sales were sched­uled to be­gin at the an­nual Kent Is­land Day cel­e­bra­tion, but the event was can­celed due to rain. Since then the book has silently been placed in sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties for sale.

The book is 83 pages, packed with in­cred­i­ble facts about Kent Is­land from its found­ing as a Bri­tish colony up through the build­ing of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge in the early 1950s, and the ma­jor im­pact the bridge had on the cul­ture of the Is­land. There are also sev­eral unique forms of art, in­clud­ing a map of Kent Is­land never used for uni­ver­sal pub­li­ca­tion be­fore, list­ing 72 dif­fer­ent places of in­ter­est pro­vided by the Kent Is­land Her­itage So­ci­ety, as well as a small map for a walk­ing tour of his­toric Stevensville with 23 lo­ca­tions of im­por­tance.

A sam­pling of recipes in­cludes Dirty Chicken, Ap­ple­sauce Cake, Creamy Crab Chow­der, Break­fast En­chi­ladas, Best Fried Oys­ters in the World, Crab­meat Burg­ers, Sweet Potato Bis­cuits, Corn Pud­ding and recipes from the for­mer Holly’s Restau­rant, to men­tion just a few.

Nu­mer­ous tales of Kent Is­land in­clude early his­tory, a KI pop quiz, a stor y about Kent Is­land Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment sav­ing a dog stuck on ice, a chicken necker’s tale, KI trivia and more.

If you’re look­ing for a great, and in­ex­pen­sive gift to give for the up­com­ing hol­i­day sea­son, this book could be the gem. It costs $10, which in­cludes tax. The book can be mailed out, up to three copies, for an ad­di­tional $5 if mailed to the same ad­dress.

Copies of the book are at nu­mer­ous lo­cal busi­nesses, in­clud­ing Love Point Deli and Char­lie & Shirley’s New Old Bar­ber­shop, both in Stevensville.

KI Ro­tary is a reg­is­tered 501(c)3 non­profit and the pro­ceeds from the book will be go­ing di­rectly back into the com­mu­nity to help with ser vice projects, es­pe­cially veter­ans groups. The Ro­tary Four-Way Test, judg­ing all is­sues of im­por­tance: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all con­cerned? 3. Will it build good will and bet­ter friend­ships? 4. Will it be ben­e­fi­cial to all con­cerned?

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact mem­ber KI Ro­tary Martha Lostrom, who or­ga­nized and had the book pub­lished, via email at mlostrom@aol.com.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

Kent Is­land Ro­tary Club mem­bers Martha Lostrom and club Pres­i­dent Brad Lund­berg with the group’s “Tales and Tastes” book, which is on sale around the area.

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