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LESHC Pop Up Summer School 101
Come network, share some breakfast and get a jump start with us by learning how to approach a grant 101 style and feel better about it.
You have questions about grants. No worries! We will help you school you with the answers and then some.
Who is LESHC? When should I be thinking about applying for a grant? But I thought my application sounded good to me, why doesn't it to you? Why does this feel so complicated? Budget - what budget??

1 day only Pop Up Summer School 101 - Thursday, June 22. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in the DaNang Room
Cost to attend is $10 in advance. $15 at the door. RSVP required. Cutoff to register is June 20.
Check in starts at 8:15am. Continental breakfast and Program is from 830am and ends at 11:30am with time to go to the beach afterwards


 
$10,000 of LESHC Mini Grants Awarded!
The Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council is pleased to announce they have just awarded $10,000 in grants in the recent FY17 mini grant round. These awards represent a dollar for dollar match from the awardees, resulting in a economic leverage of $20,0000 which stays in our lower shore heritage area communities.
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
July 1, 1776
Caesar Rodney made his heroic overnight ride from Dover to Philadelphia to cast the vote that put Delaware on the side of independence.

July 1, 1776
USS Delaware was launched commanded by Captain C. Alexander to protect ports on the Delaware River.

July 4, 1875
The Atlantic Hotel had its grand opening in Ocean City, Maryland.

July 10, 2005
During practice for an air show clip two pilots died when their small planes touched wings and crashed into the Delaware Bay.

July 10, 1814
Skirmish at Worton Creek, Kent County, Maryland. Local successfully fended of suprise British raids by H.M. frigate Loire, and H.M. schooner St. Lawrence.

July 13, 1975
A state record of 8.50 inches of rain fell during a 24 hour period in Dover, Delaware.

July 24, 1913
The Delaware flag was adopted.

July 25, 1967
Race riots, which began in 1963, erupt again in Cambridge.

July 27, 1920
First Delaware State Fair was held in Harrington, Delaware.

July 27, 1925
The first Chincoteague Pony Penning was held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday becoming an annual tradition that continues today benefitting the local fire company.

July 29, 1939
171 white marlin were caught in the Atlantic off Ocean City at the Jack Spot. It was the largest single days catch ever recorded which led to Ocean City becoming tagged as the "White Marlin Capital of the World."

July 30, 1952
Eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened.
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