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Gone Viral: The 16 Most Popular Secrets of the Eastern Shore Posts in 2016

Here are the 16 most popular Secrets of the Eastern Shore posts of last year, as judged by the number of page views in 2016. • How a Big Hurricane in 1933 Created the Ocean City We Know Today • The Day the Eastern Shore Ruled the Super Bowl • The Great Eastern Shore Deep Freeze in the Winter of 1976-77 • A ‘Monument to Man’s Stupidity’ on [...]

17 Delmarva Events to Put on Your 2017 Calendar Right Now

The National Outdoor Show Golden Hill, MD Feb. 24-25, 2017 The 72nd edition of this Shore classic will feature a sweet small-town beauty pageant, the World Championship of Muskrat Skinning, and lots of other activities and displays thick with the culture of remote South Dorchester County. (NOTE: On Sun., Feb. 26, the outdoor Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Festival in downtown Cambridge caps off this big muskrat weekend. I [...]

A Guide to the New Year 2017 Weekend on Delmarva

When it comes time to greet the New Year 2017, our Delmarva towns will be going all out to drop a little fun on their citizens come Saturday night. In addition to traditional ball drops, there will be a crab drop, a muskrat drop, a rockfish drop, a deadrise drop, a crab-pot drop, an anchor drop, and a horseshoe drop. You will find a list of those civic [...]

The Secrets Pop Up Shop Is Here!

Secrets of the Eastern Shore has opened up a Pop Up Shop for the holidays! Located in downtown Cambridge, our temporary retail storefront at 412 Race Street is right across from the town’s famous Crab Pot Christmas Tree. We are open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Dec. 18. Please email or call 443.477.4490 to ask about other days or make an appointment. In addition to popular Secrets products such [...]

Your Eastern Shore Holiday: 97 Christmastime Things to See & Do on Delmarva

Merry Christmas, everyone! I have been a busy little elf on your behalf, gathering up and putting together all the information you need to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas season! There really are 97 different things to see and do here. Follow the links are you will find: • Christmas Parades There are nearly 30 of those, and the list includes traditional small-town affairs, boat parades--even a lighted golf cart extravaganza! • Tree Lightings [...]


Those bonuses you asked for are on their way. I hope you find them enjoyable. Can I ask you a favor? Have you reviewed Eastern Shore Road Trips on Amazon yet? If you haven't, you can do that right here, and it would be a big help. I really look forward to your feedback. Thank you again! --Jim Duffy, Secrets of the Eastern Shore    

Christmas in July

It's hot out there, so why not order Christmas cards? In honor of our heat wave, I have decided to throw in a free gift on any order of 10 or more Christmas cards. The cards cost $4 apiece, but they are only $3 apiece when you get a box of 10 and $2.50 apiece when you get a box of 20. Here they are: Click the image you like to go the [...]

Setting the Stage: Music & Theater on the Eastern Shore in February

Lots of interesting music and theater coming up on the Eastern Shore in February. Here are some highlights I rounded up for you. THEATER • On Feb. 6, the John Bell House in Dover has a theatrical presentation about the life of Delaware writer and civil rights activist Alice Dunbar Nelson. It's called "Mine Eyes Have Seen." • Also on Feb. 6 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in [...]

The Eastern Shore Secrets that Everyone Loved in 2015

When I launched the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website in spring of 2015, it was with fingers crossed and uncertain expectations. I never in a gazillion years imaged that more than 100,000 people would visit before the year was out. Here are the half dozen stories that drew the biggest and most viral audiences along the way--the Most Popular Eastern Shore Secrets of 2015, if you will ... Thanks to one [...]

16 Delmarva Events to Get on Your 2016 Radar Right Now

If you're anything like me, the batch of resolutions you make for each new year always includes getting out and about more often on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware. So get your calendar out--here come 16 Delmarva Events to look out for in 2016 First, one bit of fair warning. Official 2016 dates have not been formally announced for some of these events. You will see how some [...]