Kim Hudson: Hosting summer student a revealing experience

I love to travel. I especially love going to new places and experiencing the local culture and people. So when friends of mine asked if my family would host a girl from France this summer, I jumped at the opportunity. I may or may not have had to twist the arm of a family member […]

Concert to honor Natalie Insley’s memory is Saturday

Last summer, the beautiful life of 17-year-old Natalie Insley was tragically ended in a car accident. The Tyaskin teenager would have been a senior at James M. Bennett High School this year. Her family, fellow students at Bennett and people around this community mourned her death. I didn’t know Natalie, but talking to those who […]

Now is time to sign up for Great Clue Caper

Are you looking for something fun and different to do in Wicomico County? Look no further because the biggest scavenger hunt around is about to happen and you don’t want to miss it. Speaking from experience, this event is a ton of fun and it’s all for a good cause. The Great Clue Caper is […]

Dr. Margo Handy to retire from Wicomico schools

After a 38-year career in education, 23 years of which were spent here in Wicomico County, Dr. Margo Handy is set to retire June 30. She will forever be remembered for her passion for kids, compassion for all, and her never ending pursuit for fairness and equity for all students. Born in Laurel, Handy moved […]

Superintendent Donna Hanlin: Students, teachers need safe spaces

In March, Dr. Donna C. Hanlin was selected to succeed Dr. John E. Fredericksen as Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools. She was born and raised in Salisbury and is a James M. Bennett High School graduate. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Wicomico County and assisted in the design of the […]

Kim Hudson: Remembering Frank and Dottie Meade

This past week two incredibly beautiful people died. They weren’t famous or very well known. They weren’t rich in a materialistic way. I met them only one time, just this past year. But their lives have touched mine and I wanted to share their story. Frank and Dorothy “Dottie” Meade were married for 78 years. […]

Kim Hudson: Change your thoughts, improve your outcomes

The dreaded task of putting the Christmas decorations away is done. As much as I look forward to getting ready for the holidays, I detest the aftermath. I know it comes every year and I should be prepared, but the let down that comes after all the planning, prepping and anticipation is simply hard to […]

Kim Hudson: The hope we’re all looking for is there

I remember when it happened. It was right after Halloween. I walked into a store looking for a rug for my front door and I was completely overwhelmed by the holiday “stuff” all around me. I literally stopped in the middle of the aisle, as people buzzed by me picking up trinkets as if their […]

Kim Hudson: Community comes together to aid Winter Wonderland of Lights

This year will mark the 10th year my family and I have helped light up the Salisbury City Park the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  We, along with a couple hundred other people, will enjoy the holiday spirit and celebrate community. The Winter Wonderland of Lights display has truly been a labor of love. In 2005 funding ran […]

Kim Hudson: Lessons and strength in learning to say ‘no’

Our words can be pretty powerful can’t they? Giving a compliment can make someone’s day. Rude or mean comments can break someone’s spirit. We can totally change how someone will react or respond to us simply by the choice of words we use. Some words though have a tendency to lose their power. Profanity, for […]