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The Storm of ’62: “This Was ‘God’s Country’–Until Last Night”

Knowing what happened, it's hard not to shake your head upon finding the weather forecast for Mon., March 5, 1962: "Snow beginning this afternoon continuing tonight and accumulating 2-4 inches or more. High temperature this afternoon 34-40 and lows tonight 25-30. Tuesday cloudy early in the morning but partial clearing during the day with high 28-32. Outlook for Wednesday fair and cold." That Wednesday would…
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‘A Seagull’s Eye View:’ The Ash Wednesday Storm in Southern Delaware, 1962

"Delaware's multi-million dollar playground in Sussex County just isn't there anymore." That's how newspaper reporter William Frank summarized the scenes he saw while taking a ride in an Army helicopter to get a "seagull's eye view of the devastation" caused by the hellacious Ash Wednesday storm of March 1962. The Ash Wednesday storm arrived on March 6, 1962. If it were a normal nor'easter it…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS! The February 2024 Newsletter

Fun Things to Do on Delmarva in February 2024! The Month of Fundays newsletter is here, and it's chock full of options to get out and go--yes, even in February! Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • Muskrat madness! • Valentine's fun! • African American history galore! • A big ice festival in Easton! • Music, theater, and artsy fun! • A…
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Drama on Delmarva: Our Professional, Community, and College Theaters

I created a handy-dandy list of links to our theater troupes to make it super easy for you for figure out what's playing on stages in your area or during your visit to the Delmarva Peninsula. Break a leg! MARYLAND • Bobbi Baron Theater Program in Salisbury, Md. (Salisbury University) • Church Hill Theater Company in Church Hill, Md. • The Community Players of Salisbury,…
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“Depraved,” “Unscrupulous,” “Vile”–Our Oystermen, 1887

Those headline words all come from a federal government report about the state of the oystering on the Chesapeake Bay in 1887. This was, as many regular readers here will know, the height of the “Oyster Wars” in our region. Just in case you need it: Here is a 200-word refresher of an introduction to those wild times. Fear and greed fueled the Chesapeake Oyster…