Good Times & Fun Events

Go Green! St. Patrick’s Festivities on the Delmarva Peninsula, 2019

Here is your handy dandy guide to this year's St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware: PARADES O'nancock (Va.) Parade Sunday, March 10 The parade kicks off at 2pm. The festival on the grounds at Ker Place runs 11am-4pm. DETAILS. Milton (Del.) Parade Sunday, March 10 Before the parade kicks off at 2pm, there is a walk/run for charity. The…
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Author Jim Duffy Shares “Underground Railroad Journeys” in Bridgeville, Delaware on Tue., April 2

Award-winning writer and storyteller Jim Duffy will share keystone stories, surprising finds, and life lessons learned from his work on the book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva in a presentation at the Bridgeville, Delaware Public Library at 6pm on Tuesday, April 2. The talk will touch on a number of heroes of the Underground Railroad here on the Delmarva Peninsula, including Harriet Tubman and…
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Secrets of the Eastern Shore featured on WMDT-TV News Segment on Harriet Tubman

Secrets of the Eastern Shore co-founder Jim Duffy was featured recently in a news story on WMDT-TV Channel 47 News in Salisbury, Md. Reporter Erica Murphy visited the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in the countryside outside of Cambridge, Md. to explore the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, the famed Underground Railroad conductor who was born here on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the 1820s.…
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Chincoteague Character of the Day: Thomas Downing, the ‘Oyster King’ of NYC

Growing up in Chincoteague, Va. in the 1790s and the first decade of the 1800s, Thomas Downing spent much of his time fishing, oystering, digging up clams, and catching terrapins. He must have spent a good bit of time around the kitchen as well, considering the way he grew up to become one of the most famous restaurateurs in New York City—the “Oyster King of…
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Month of Fundays: February 2019 Fun Events & Happenings

The February 2019 edition of the MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of great events coming up on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking music, food, muskrats, oysters, Valentine's, history, and more. Click here to see the February 2019 issue. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading! PS: The photo up top here…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Ladies would not go out in their carriages” if “that horse frightening machine” was on the road …

The first automobiles to appear on the Eastern Shore of Virginia apparently caused quite a ruckus among the horse-and-carriage set. Here is an account of those early automotive days from The Eastern Shore of Virginia: 1603-1964, by Nora Miller Turman. You can find the book in area bookstores that carry an extensive collection of local titles, or here online. Some people had seen horseless carriages, called…
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Secrets of the Eastern Shore Featured on WBOC-TV’s “Delmarva Life”

Secrets of the Eastern Shore co-founder Jim Duffy had some fun recently gabbing with Lisa Bryant and Jimmy Hoppa on WBOC-TV's hit regional news & lifestyle show, "Delmarva Life." Duffy chatted about his recent wintertime wanderings on the Delmarva Peninsula; shared some gorgeous shots by his photographer wife, Jill Jasuta; and told the incredible story of "Lady Eglantine," a lowly chicken from Greensboro, Md. who…