February 22, 2012
Cautious optimism mixed with intrigue might be the best way to describe Dale Becraft 's first impression of Damonte Dodd . Becraft, a former Chesapeake College coach and Washington College assistant, had taken the boys basketball job at Queen Anne's County High in Centreville in 2007. The following fall he was introduced to Dodd, then a raw, gangly freshman with undeniable college potential. “He was about 6-4, all elbows, knees and feet,” Becraft recalled.
July 29, 2011
Brique has closed in Centreville. The Eastern Shore restaurant lasted just over a year. I liked chef Will Dolan's food very much here. Of course I wondered about the Centreville location, which is a little off the beaten path. Make that very. Brique was still doing good business on weekends, Fairbanks told me, but it was slow on weeknights. "I thought I had a hidden gem," the restaurant's co-owner Billy Fairbanks said. "I didn't. " Fairbanks told me kept Brique open as long as he could, but closed it the very first time he couldn't make payroll, which was this past weekend.
June 17, 2011
Arthur Dwight Hooper, a retired telephone technician and vintage automobile enthusiast, died June 7 of bladder cancer at his Centreville home. The former Hamilton and Arnold resident was 70. The son of a Railway Express Co. worker and a homemaker, Mr. Hooper was born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village. After graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, he served in the Coast Guard, where he was a firefighter. Mr. Hooper began his telephone company career in 1960 when he took a job in the mailroom of the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. He rose through the ranks until he became a systems technician.
May 12, 2011
Seventeen people were taken to the hospital after a bus full of kindergartners and parents on a field trip crashed in Centreville, Maryland State Police said Thursday. The bus had been taking the Kent County students to the National Zoo in Washington before the morning crash. Just before 9 a.m., a Stevensville man driving a sport utility vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Route 213 and turned into the path of a charter bus carrying 17 children and 16 adults from Worton Elementary School, said Elena Russo, a state police spokeswoman.
December 14, 2010
Along a main route in Centreville, just a few miles from Chestertown in Queen Anne's County, large and gracious homes sit back from the two-lane road. Many are framed by winter-bare branches. But 11 American boxwood bushes, trimmed into spheres, line each side of the brick walk leading to the columned front porch of the Scaggiari home. This beautiful and symmetrical home, with its shuttered windows, gently sloping hip roof and front door crowned with a Palladian-style window, catches the eye at once.
September 10, 2010
The new restaurant Brique is easy to find. Once you're over the Bay Bridge, it's just one left turn onto Route 213, and a slight left onto North Commerce Street, the main drag of Centreville. Brique is up ahead on the right. It's just across from the pretty county courthouse, the state's oldest in continuous use. Its shady grounds look like the set for the kind of movie where Julia Roberts returns home and discovers what really matters. In that kind of movie, though, there is never a restaurant as sophisticated or as stimulating as Brique, which is capable of producing moments of ravishing pleasure over the course of an evening.