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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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Storytelling Show in Bethany Beach, Del. on Tue., Nov. 14

Author and storyteller Jim Duffy of Secrets of the Eastern Shore will share tales of Delmarva days gone by in a talk sponsored by the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee on Tue., Nov. 14. A resident of Cambridge, Md., Duffy is an award-winning writer and the author of five books, including two collections of Eastern Shore Road Trips and the new Shore Fun: The Wanderer’s Guide…
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The Bethany Beach Book Signing: Sun., July 23, 2023

The award-winning writer Jim Duffy of Secrets of the Eastern Shore will be in Bethany Beach, Del. for a book-signing event on Sun., July 23, 2023. The affair will take place outside of Bethany Beach Books in the heart of town at 99 Garfield Blvd., 6pm-7:30pm. Duffy is the author of the bestselling Eastern Shore Road Trips series. Subtitled “One-Day Adventures on Delmarva,” the two…
The Long Ride to Bethany Beach, Del.
Strange & WondrousWay Back Machine

Traveling to Bethany Beach in its Early Days Was a Long, Bumpy, and Stinky Nightmare

Mom, Dad, are we there yet? Was that classic children’s whine a thing in the early 1900s? If it was … oh, those poor parents who decided to take their kids on vacation to Bethany Beach, Del. Everyone complains nowadays about summertime traffic tie-ups on the way to the beach. But those delays are nothing compared with the trials and tribulations endured by Bethany-bound travelers…
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Book Signing at Bethany Beach Books: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Secrets of the Eastern Shore co-founder Jim Duffy will be signing books and chatting with customers on the evening of Wed., Aug. 5 at Bethany Beach Books in downtown Bethany Beach, Del. The event runs from 6:30-8:30pm. Weather permitting, I'll be at a table on the sidewalk outside the store. Yes, I'll be wearing a mask. Yes, there will be hand sanitizer available. Duffy is…