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Month of Fundays! Your Good-Times Guide to April 2024 …

Fun on Delmarva in April 2024! The new issue of my Month of Fundays newsletter is chock full of 100-plus fun events--great concerts, cool parties, new exhibits, outdoors excursions, and more. Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • The Eastern Shore of Virginia Garden Tour--and a bunch of other spring-flower affairs! • The Chicone Day celebration of Native American culture! • One…
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Coming Attractions: Find Who’s Playing at the Top Music Venues on Delmarva

Every month my Month of Fundays newsletter gives you some tantalizing highlights from the slate concerts in the coming months, but it doesn't list every show in every venue. If it did that, the newsletter would stretch on as long as War and Peace. For those readers who are interested in digging deeper into concert-going options near the town they live in or plan on…
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The Sussex County Man Who Made a Killing in the California Gold Rush without Looking for Gold

“Gold, boys, gold!” When that cry of joy rang out in Coloma, Calif. on Jan. 24, 1848, the response was … well … not much. Times were different. Consider: • California still belonged to Mexico on that day. The Mexican-American War was still winding down, and the Treaty of Guadalupe that would move California into the American column didn’t get signed until February. The guys…
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The Charles Tindley Playlist

You could spend the whole rest of your day--or week, of month--wandering about the internet listening to various artists perform songs by Charles Tindley. Here is a little playlist of various YouTube versions of Tindley songs that I enjoyed while taking that tour myself. I found it helpful to search for lyrics of each song and read along while listening. "The Storm Is Passing Over"…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS! The March 2024 Newsletter

Fun Things to Do on Delmarva in March 2024--St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and lots more! The Month of Fundays newsletter is here, and it's chock full of options to help you put a little spring in your step! Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • The Eagle Festival at Blackwater NWR! • St. Patrick's fun--parades, hooleys, shamrock hunt, and more! • Two…
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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…