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Month of Fundays! June 2023

Time for summer fun! You will find more than 100 options to do just that here in the latest issue of my Month of Fundays newsletter. Highlights: • Bathtub races down Main Street! • High-flying aeronautics • Lavender beauty! • The running of the bull (not Pamplona, Dewey Beach)! • Cruises on the Bay! • Tall ships! • Music, music, more music! • Carnivals, circuses,…
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Adventures in Publishing: My Evil Book Title

My latest book was briefly released under one title, Shore Bets! The Delmarva Fun Guide, but now it goes by another title, Shore Fun: The Delmarva Wanderer's Guide. What's up with that? The book got off to a fabulous start out of the gate with that first title—press releases, TV appearances, initial sales. It even landed at the top of a best-seller list in regional…
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The Futuro House Aims for the Stratosphere

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. More info about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here. Unless you’re a pilot taking off from the tiny Eagle Crest Airport or a worshipper bound for Burton Chapel AME Church, there’s no reason to take a westbound…
April 22, 2023
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A Railroad Milestone, with Doomed Cow, Peach Baskets, and a Modern Cocktail

As I was putting this piece together, railroad safety was front and center in our 21st-century news media. Two big train derailments, one spewing toxic chemicals in an Ohio town. Who’s to blame? What should be done? How can railroad safety be improved? I don’t have answers to those questions, but I can tell you about the birthplace of railroad safety—the very first place in…
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This Milford, Del. Man Helped Ice Cream Parlors Take Off in the 1920s

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange & Wondrous Delmarva Tales. That's right, the book has 43 other stories like this one. Info on the book here. The only folks who screamed for ice cream when that delicacy first came on the market were the filthy rich. The history of the ice cream parlors we know today dates back…
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Good Times & Fun Events


March has arrived, and so has the newest issue of Month of Fundays--your guide to fun times, cool events, and great stories about the Eastern Shore and Delaware. See the new issue at this link. Highlights: • A guide to 20+ St. Patrick's Day parades and parties • An Eagle Festival at Blackwater • A Chocolate Crawl in St. Michaels • A new Seafood Jamboree…
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NEW BOOK: “Shore Fun! The Wanderer’s Guide to Delmarva” Has Arrived

Wanderlust much? No worries: The all-in-one guide to discovering the Delmarva Peninsula is here. Shore Fun: The Delmarva Wanderer's Guide to Delmarva is an idea factory of a book, written by yours truly, Jim Duffy, to connect you with hundreds of fun, intriguing events and destinations. My fifth book with Secrets of the Eastern Shore, Shore Fun serves up engaging what-you-need-to-know descriptions of more than…
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Where to Buy the Book “Shore Fun!” in Stores

Below are the bookstores and shops that I have shipped the book Shore Fun! The Wanderer's Guide to Delmarva as of spring 2023. If you are making a special trip, it's always a good idea to call in advance. Plus, any good bookstore anywhere should be able to order it for you. Eastern Shore of Virginia Book Bin in Onley, Va. Rayfield's Pharmacy in Cape…