Press Release Archive

Celebrating 60 years video premiere

We were scheduled to gather this weekend to celebrate Benedictine’s 60th anniversary. In light of the current crisis our plans…

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Celebrating 60 years video premiere

Spring Benefit 2020 nets $171,000

      Benedictine’s Spring Benefit 2020 – A Night to Celebrate, scheduled for April 24, and then canceled in…

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Social Worker Month: Meet Ms. Nancy

Meet Ms. Nancy: Social Worker Month each March is a time to celebrate Benedictine’s dedicated Case Management team and the…

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Social Worker Month: Meet Ms. Nancy
Social Worker Month: Meet Ms. Laura

Social Worker Month: Meet Ms. Laura

Meet Ms. Laura Mitchell, a social worker who started her passion for helping students here at Benedictine seven years ago.…

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Spring Benefit 2020 Update

A message from Spring Benefit Event Co-Chairs: We’re sad to announce today that our Spring Benefit and all related activities…

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Spring Benefit 2020 Update

COVID-19 Statement – Current Policies & Recommendations

UPDATE: June 18, 2020 Our Commitment to Safety COVID-19 Response Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis Benedictine has acted quickly…

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Benedictine’s 60th Anniversary Spring Benefit Gala set for April 25

  Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit fundraising event is set for Saturday, April 25th at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md.…

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Benedictine’s 60th Anniversary Spring Benefit Gala set for April 25
Benedictine participant named Maryland Works Employee of the Year

Benedictine participant named Maryland Works Employee of the Year

Maryland Works, Inc. named Elizabeth “Betsy” Partridge Employee of the Year during the organization’s 12th Annual Employment Awards Luncheon at…

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Choptank Electric Trust provides gift of mobility to Benedictine students

In a recent grant award from Choptank Electric Trust’s Operation Round-Up, the Trust’s non-profit whose aim is to improve the…

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Choptank Electric Trust provides gift of mobility to Benedictine students
Easton couple donates accessible van and motorized wheelchair to Benedictine

Easton couple donates accessible van and motorized wheelchair to Benedictine

Paul and Holly Fine of Easton, Md. recently donated a wheelchair-accessible van and a motorized wheelchair to Benedictine, to help…

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Benedictine receives Excellence in Media Award

Benedictine communications manager, Devon Bistarkey, left, accepts the Excellence in Media Award from the Maryland Chapter of the National Rehabilitation…

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Benedictine receives Excellence in Media Award
Couples gift brings Benedictine’s Charity Golf fundraising total to $90k

Couples gift brings Benedictine’s Charity Golf fundraising total to $90k

News of the recent success of Benedictine’s annual Charity Golf Tournament, held Friday, Oct. 18 at the Talbot Country Club…

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Benedictine announces retirement of Board member Adm. Al Burkhalter

Benedictine recognizes Adm. Al Burkhalter (Ret.) service to the organization’s Board of Directors during a retirement luncheon on the School’s…

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Benedictine announces retirement of Board member Adm. Al Burkhalter
Golfers raise $45,010 at Birdies for Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers raise $45,010 at Birdies for Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament

Benedictine Golf Tournament winners, left to right, Matthew Bradley, Wes Simms, Matt McDougal and Dave Mummert show off their Winner’s…

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Benedictine introduces new logo during 60th anniversary celebration

Benedictine revealed an updated look as part of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration. For six decades Benedictine has worked to…

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Benedictine introduces new logo during 60th anniversary celebration
Birdies for Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament set for Oct. 18th

Birdies for Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament set for Oct. 18th

Benedictine’s Charity Golf Tournament, Birdies for Benedictine, is set for Friday, Oct. 18th at the Talbot Country Club in Easton,…

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Rooted in History

The turn in the "Mile Lane" Since 1887, the tree-lined drive leading to Benedictine’s campus has welcomed students and guests.…

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Rooted in History
Chrome City Ride raises over $105K for Benedictine

Chrome City Ride raises over $105K for Benedictine

RIDGELY, Md., (July 28, 2019) – More than 1,200 classic cars, street rods and motorcycles from six rally points across…

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Paul Reed Smith donates guitar to benefit Benedictine’s Chrome City Ride

A signed Paul Reed Smith guitar is set to be auctioned off to benefit Benedictine’s annual fundraising event, Chrome City…

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Paul Reed Smith donates guitar to benefit Benedictine’s Chrome City Ride
Benedictine announces appointment of Cheryl Keamy to Board of Trustees

Benedictine announces appointment of Cheryl Keamy to Board of Trustees

Benedictine, an organization that cares for nearly 200 children and adults with developmental disabilities,  announced the appointment of Cheryl Keamy…

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Sen. Mike Miller receives Benedictine’s Cornerstone Award

Left to right: Foundation Director, Barry Smale, Sen. Mike Miller, Board of Trustees President, Charley Mills, Executive Director, Scott Evans.…

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Sen. Mike Miller receives Benedictine’s Cornerstone Award
The Benedictine School recognizes 13 graduates

The Benedictine School recognizes 13 graduates

The Benedictine School held its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 13, to celebrate the accomplishments of 13 students. The…

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Golfers raise $43K to support Benedictine at 3rd annual DC/ Baltimore Area Charity Golf Tournament

Winning foursome, Charley Mills, Rob Klune, Bill Doukas, and Lee Weigt (far right), with Thad Fletcher and Scott Evans (center).…

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Golfers raise $43K to support Benedictine at 3rd annual DC/ Baltimore Area Charity Golf Tournament
Cruise in the for the Kids benefits Benedictine

Cruise in the for the Kids benefits Benedictine

The Chesapeake Classic Car Club hosted their summer “Cruise-in for the Kids” on Saturday, June 2 at the Easton Waterside…

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Benedictine’s Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races raises $200,000

Family, friends, and generous supporters of Benedictine helped to raise just over $200,000 at this year’s Spring Benefit: A Night…

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Benedictine’s Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races raises $200,000
Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Susan

Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Susan

As part of Occupational Therapy Month, we are featuring a member of our therapy team each week! Meet Susan, a…

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April is Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Theresa

April is Occupational Therapy Month! OT's are part of a vitally important profession here at Benedictine that helps students participate…

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April is Occupational Therapy Month: Meet Theresa

Alumni News: Graduate earns bronze at Special Olympics

Benedictine School graduate Andrew C. recently took home multiple bronze medals at this year’s 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games…

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Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races, set for May 4th

Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit fundraising event is set for Saturday, May 4th at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md. Guests…

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Benedictine’s annual Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races, set for May 4th
Freas Foundation funds therapeutic bikes and seating for Benedictine students

Freas Foundation funds therapeutic bikes and seating for Benedictine students

A recent Freas Foundation grant funded therapeutic seating for each of Benedictine’s special education classrooms. The project to purchase specialized…

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Koons Toyota of Easton donates to Benedictine’s Annual Fund Campaign: Inspired to Give

This giving season, Koons Toyota of Easton, made a contribution to Benedictine’s Annual Fund Campaign: Inspired to Give, in support…

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Koons Toyota of Easton donates to Benedictine’s Annual Fund Campaign: Inspired to Give

Students participate in St. Michael’s – Talbot Street Parade

We had so much fun at the Christmas in St. Michaels - Talbot Street Parade! This tradition and experience is…

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Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund awards Benedictine $100K

A Benedictine group home receives roof repairs a part of capital improvements funded by The Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment…

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Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Fund awards Benedictine $100K
Benedictine’s Advocacy Coalition of the Eastern Shore was honored with a visit by Dept. Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor

Benedictine’s Advocacy Coalition of the Eastern Shore was honored with a visit by Dept. Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor

Benedictine’s Advocacy Coalition of the Eastern Shore, or A.C.E.S, was honored with a visit by Deputy Chief of Staff, Office…

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Benedictine receives $5k MDTAP grant to increase student access to reading and tech

The Benedictine School strives to help students, from throughout the Eastern Shore and the state of Maryland, reach their greatest potential…

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Benedictine receives $5k MDTAP grant to increase student access to reading and tech
Benedictine Charity Golf Classic raises over $31k

Benedictine Charity Golf Classic raises over $31k

The Benedictine Foundation hosted their annual Charity Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 19, at Hog Neck Golf Course, drawing nearly…

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Maryland Community Development Block Grant awards Benedictine $336K

CDBG to fund improvements to group homes for adults with disabilities Benedictine has been awarded a $336,000 grant from the…

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Maryland Community Development Block Grant awards Benedictine $336K
Area businesses receive Governor’s Citation during National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

Area businesses receive Governor’s Citation during National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, Carol Beatty, on behalf of Governor Larry Hogan, recognized Homestead Manor in Denton,…

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Cruise-in supports Benedictine

The Chesapeake Classic Car Club held their monthly Summer cruise-in Saturday, Aug. 4 at Chick-fil-a in Easton, Md raising funds…

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Cruise-in supports Benedictine
Annual Art Show displays creative talents of students

Annual Art Show displays creative talents of students

The Benedictine School's 2018 Art Show featured pottery, pointillism and lettering works by students. Winners were announced for each category. "Our…

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17th Annual Chrome City Ride raises $118K

More than 2100 classic cars, street rods and motorcycles from six rally points across Maryland, and in Delaware, thundered onto…

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17th Annual Chrome City Ride raises $118K
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits Bendictine

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits Bendictine

On Tuesday, July 17, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Benedictine Programs and Services at the organization’s main campus in Ridgely,…

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History of the Benedictine Industrial Training Center

By: Mary Lynn Wright and Beth Mathis In the mid-1980’s, student’s vocational training prior to age 18 was almost non-existent. …

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History of the Benedictine Industrial Training Center
The Benedictine School 2018 Graduation Ceremony celebrates 11 students

The Benedictine School 2018 Graduation Ceremony celebrates 11 students

On the 14th of June, The Benedictine School held its annual graduation ceremony at its campus in Ridgely to celebrate…

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Benedictine receives $150,000 from Weinberg Foundation

Two-year grant supports programs for adults with developmental disabilities The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is supporting adults with developmental…

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Benedictine receives $150,000 from Weinberg Foundation

Golfers raise $47,600 at Benedictine Charity Golf Tournament

Grey skies gave way to sunshine at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md. as over 50 golfers participated…

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Benedictine’s Marinucci earns MACS Achievement Award

Dominic Marinucci was presented the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Achievement Award on Wednesday, May 23rd at a ceremony…

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Benedictine’s Marinucci earns MACS Achievement Award
Sysco & Herr’s recognized for 10 years of support for Benedictine’s Swim Meet

Sysco & Herr’s recognized for 10 years of support for Benedictine’s Swim Meet

For ten years Sysco in Pocomoke City, Md., and Herr’s in Seaford, De., have come together to make Benedictine Programs and…

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Benedictine’s Spring Benefit raises $217,500

View all event photos on Facebook With the tip of a cowboy hat and the click of a few silver…

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Benedictine’s Spring Benefit raises $217,500
Caren Parry named Sister Jeanette Award winner

Caren Parry named Sister Jeanette Award winner

Each year the Board of Directors honors a staff member during Spring Benefit weekend by presenting the Sister Jeanette Award…

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Benedictine Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year

The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) recently announced Benedictine teacher Lorraine Slama as the recipient of this…

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Benedictine Teacher Awarded Educator of the Year
School Staff Participate in Sensory Training

School Staff Participate in Sensory Training

Benedictine School staff arrived back to work following their Easter weekend break to participate in a fully interactive time of…

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We’re so impressed – A Success Story

Caila didn’t say a word, but started smiling ear to ear when we visited during her shift at Subway in…

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We’re so impressed – A Success Story
“See me as kindhearted and generous”

“See me as kindhearted and generous”

When customers enter Katie Mae’s restaurant in Preston, Md., they are greeted with a warm smile. “I like to meet…

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“See me as your coworker”

Meet Isiah: After graduating Queen Anne County High School in Centreville, Isiah did what most students do – started his…

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“See me as your coworker”
Mid-Shore Community Foundation tours Benedictine

Mid-Shore Community Foundation tours Benedictine

Frances Stevens Fund benefits new Multi-Sensory Environment Center A recent grant award from the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is making a…

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Benedictine partners with CBMM on restoration project

Wood you look at that! Our Yard Bees crew collected wood from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Edna E. Lockwood project to…

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Benedictine partners with CBMM on restoration project
Lunch & Learn: SMART Board technology in the classroom

Lunch & Learn: SMART Board technology in the classroom

One of our knowledgeable assistant teachers, Carl Simpson, recently led a 'Lunch & Learn' class on advanced uses of SMART…

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Benedictine participates in Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature 2018

Benedictine staff and clients joined a record 800 supporters who came together to educate and advocate during Developmental Disability Day…

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Benedictine participates in Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature 2018

Benedictine hosts ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

'Coffee with a Cop' goes beyond cream and sugar  By DENAE SPIERING dspiering@chespub.com With the goal of “building relationships one…

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Benedictine School receives national accreditation

Source: Times-Record View Original Article here Benedictine School in Ridgely recently earned a two-year accreditation through 2020 from the National…

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Benedictine School receives national accreditation
Donate in honor of someone you love this Valentine’s Day

Donate in honor of someone you love this Valentine’s Day

Click Here  Looking for the perfect gift this Valentine's Day? Make a donation to Benedictine by Wednesday, Feb. 8th and…

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Community Services & Training Center: Opening doors in the community

Easton Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Easton, Md. - Business partners, community officials and members of Talbot County Chamber of Commerce…

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Community Services & Training Center: Opening doors in the community
Volunteers make Christmas magical for kids who call Benedictine home for the holidays

Volunteers make Christmas magical for kids who call Benedictine home for the holidays

Around the world children go to bed on Christmas Eve with the wish of waking up to gifts under the…

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Holiday wreaths & gifts at B Blossoms Garden Center

[slideshow_deploy id='3521'] Let us make your season merry! The B Blossoms Garden Center has fresh wreaths available. Call and order…

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Holiday wreaths & gifts at B Blossoms Garden Center
Life with A Child with ASD, One Mother’s View

Life with A Child with ASD, One Mother’s View

Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) isn’t always easy, and you shouldn’t feel that taking care of yourself…

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Benedictine: A legacy of Care

Benedictine: A legacy of Care  Along a winding road in Caroline County dotted with farm fields not far from Tuckahoe State…

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Benedictine: A legacy of Care
Benedictine recognizes employers during National Disability Employment Month

Benedictine recognizes employers during National Disability Employment Month

Nationwide campaign takes place each October Each October, the support community for adults with disabilities participates in National Disability Employment…

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Benedictine employee receives governor’s citation

Pictured from left are Adedapo Laditan, director of Quality Enhancement for Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration Salisbury office; Gaffney Shepherd, Division…

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Benedictine employee receives governor’s citation
A Father’s Love … a lasting legacy

A Father’s Love … a lasting legacy

Joey Colburn, one of Benedictine’s first students, thrived in sports and life A father’s love can go beyond what he…

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Marinucci joins CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program

Photo & story provided by CBMM Dominic Marinucci of Ridgely, Md., has joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime…

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Marinucci joins CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program
Benedictine announces the appointments of Duane E. Zentgraf and Theresa Bradley to Board of Directors

Benedictine announces the appointments of Duane E. Zentgraf and Theresa Bradley to Board of Directors

Benedictine, an organization that cares for more than 200 children and adults with developmental disabilities, announced the appointments of Duane…

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2017 Chrome City Ride raises $121,000 for Benedictine Foundation

2017 Chrome City Ride raises $121,000 for Benedictine Foundation Ridgely campus welcomes 2,000 spectators and participants Photo Album The Benedictine…

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2017 Chrome City Ride raises $121,000 for Benedictine Foundation

The Benedictine School holds successful Fun Day for students for end-of-year celebration

The Benedictine School celebrated the end of the school year with festive and fun games, a DJ and delicious food…

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Twelve students graduate from The Benedictine School in moving ceremony

Ebby DuPont recipient of The Community Award  – On June 15, twelve students graduated from The Benedictine School in a…

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Twelve students graduate from The Benedictine School in moving ceremony

Golfers raise $50,000 at Benedictine’s Inaugural DC/Baltimore Charity Golf Tournament

Under spectacular blue skies and warm, breezy weather, more than 70 golfers from as far as Oakland, CA and San…

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Internship opportunities available at Benedictine

Internships enable you to take your career for a test drive! APPLY ONLINE Social Media and Event Planning Intern Benedictine…

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Internship opportunities available at Benedictine
What it means to be a job coach: A look into Benedictine Employment Services

What it means to be a job coach: A look into Benedictine Employment Services

What it means to be a job coach: A look into Benedictine Employment Services Looking over the shoulder of a…

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Sweetly Made Caters to Valentine’s Day Shoppers

Sweetly Made Bakery, located on Main Street in Denton's historic district, is a Benedictine business that employs and provides job…

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Sweetly Made Caters to Valentine’s Day Shoppers
NADSP Training

NADSP Training

Team training at it's best! Over 50 direct care residential and vocational staff and 20 front-line managers received National Alliance…

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Opening Doors to the Business World

When Abby, age 20, needed to gain valuable job skills after graduating from high school, she turned to Benedictine’s Supported…

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Opening Doors to the Business World
REV YOUR ENGINES!

REV YOUR ENGINES!

ANNAPOLIS DONOR SHARES HIS STORY Gordon Schaaf, 82 of Annpolis, says his middle name is “Tenacious.” A retired Navy pilot…

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Benedictine awarded Freas Foundation grant to develop multi-sensory environment

Benedictine awarded Freas Foundation grant to develop multi-sensory environment Photo caption: A Multi-Sensory Room uses light, sound and a range…

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Benedictine awarded Freas Foundation grant to develop multi-sensory environment
Scott Evans Graduates from Leadership Maryland

Scott Evans Graduates from Leadership Maryland

Benedictine School for Exceptional Children Executive Director and Church Hill resident recognized at December 6 ceremony Leadership Maryland announced today…

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Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale Benefits Children with Disabilities

From picking out the perfect tree to shopping for the perfect gift, there are many ways to get into the…

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Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale Benefits Children with Disabilities
Case Managers: Daily support, daily care for each child

Case Managers: Daily support, daily care for each child

Case managers: Daily support, daily care for each child East student at Benedictine is a picture made up of many…

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Benedictine continues to partner with community employers for student work experiences

Benedictine continues to partner with community employers for student work experiences Written by: Julie Hickey, Education Director Community work experiences…

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Benedictine continues to partner with community employers for student work experiences

Knights of Columbus Generously Donates to Benedictine

RIDGELY, Md. (November 22, 2016) – The Knights of Columbus, Brother Vincent Council 7517 of Smyrna, Delaware, recently presented a…

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Lunch & Learn: movement with meaning

Students learn best with meaningful movement according to Physical Therapist Haley Miner who hosted a “Lunch and Learn” seminar at Benedictine.…

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Lunch & Learn: movement with meaning

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week at Benedictine

National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week at Benedictine Appreciating those who support people with disabilities   The staff of Direct…

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FAIRFIELD INN IS TRAINING INCUBATOR FOR BENEDICTINE’S YOUNG ADULTS

As well-rested hotel guests sip coffee in the lobby at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott in Easton, Maryland, students…

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FAIRFIELD INN IS TRAINING INCUBATOR FOR BENEDICTINE’S YOUNG ADULTS

Chrome City Ride Records Smashed

Chrome City Ride Raises $145,000 for the Kids and Adults at BenedictineRecord number of classic cars and motorcycles make the 15th CCR…

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15th Annual Chrome City Ride

Visit Event Page This year’s Chrome City Ride at the Benedictine School in Ridgely, Md., on Sunday, July 31, 2016,…

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15th Annual Chrome City Ride

WHEN WILL I RECOGNIZE MY CHILD IN AUTISM MEDIA?

Thanks to Cindy BurroughsI’ve stopped watching social media videos and posts that have the word autism in it. When a…

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ASD/DD Conference on the Eastern Shore

Benedictine Programs and Services has partnered with Pathfinders for Autism; The Parents' Place of Maryland; Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's,…

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ASD/DD Conference on the Eastern Shore

Inspired Giving, Spring 2016

Read the Spring issue of Inspired Giving, the newsletter of the Benedictine Foundation. See how the Foundation, with donors, volunteers,…

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More Wisdom from a Parent

Cindy Burroughs, mother of Jason, a student at Benedictine, has a lot to offer to other parents of those with…

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More Wisdom from a Parent
Wisdom from a Parent

Wisdom from a Parent

Cindy Burroughs, mother of Jason, a student at Benedictine, has a lot to offer to other parents of those with…

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Get Involved – Benedictine Special Events

Save these dates for upcoming events for the benefit of Benedictine, our family, and friends:Spring Benefit at the Tidewater Inn…

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Get Involved – Benedictine Special Events

Benedictine Announces Appointments to Its Board of Directors

Benedictine announced the appointments of Victoria E. Brennan, Leonard J. DiPaul, Ed.D, and retired Army Col. William C. Doukas, M.D.,…

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Todd Smith Named Employee of the Year by Maryland Works, Inc.

Todd Smith of Easton, Md., one of Benedictine’s hardest working individuals, has been named Maryland Works, Inc., 2015 Employee of…

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Todd Smith Named Employee of the Year by Maryland Works, Inc.

Chrome City Ride Raises Over $85,000

WBOC Covers 14th Annual Chrome City Ride(CLICK HERE for WBOC web page with news segment)WBOC sends two teams to spread…

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Benedictine selected as a charity partner of the 2015 Across the Bay 10k!

“We are very excited to be teaming up with Across the Bay 10k to raise funds that will benefit people…

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Benedictine selected as a charity partner of the 2015 Across the Bay 10k!
Benedictine Chrome City Ride XIV – 2015

Benedictine Chrome City Ride XIV – 2015

 Sunday July 26, 2015... Plan now to RIDE for the KIDS in the mid-summer classic! CLICK HERE for printable PDF of…

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2015-2016 School Calendar

PDF of 2015-16 School Calendar to print

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2015-2016 School Calendar

Chrome City Ride Returns July 27

The Chrome City Ride Returns to Benediction School on Sunday, July 27, 2014.  

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