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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…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays: January 2019 Events & Happenings

The January 2019 edition of the MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of fun events coming up on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking music, food, ice festivals, hikes, bird watching excursions, and more. Click here to see the January 2019 issue.  Here's hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading! PS: The photo up…
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Our 10 Most Popular Delmarva Stories of 2018

Here are the 10 most popular Delmarva stories of 2018, as judged by the number of unique page views on the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website over the course of the year. • A Monument to Man's Stupidity at the Hooper's Island Bridge. • How a Big Hurricane in 1933 Created the Ocean City We Know Today. • The Ghost Ships of Kiptopeke. •…
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Christmas Classics: The Biggest Holiday Light & Decor Displays, 2018

    Eastern Shore Christmas Cards: Click the image to check them out! These six displays of holiday lights & decor for the Christmas season rank as the biggest and best in (and nearby) the Delmarva region. Winterfest of Lights Through Dec. 31 in Ocean City, Md. More than one million holiday lights on 58 acres filled with hundreds of animated light displays at Northside…
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Out on the Town: The Best Delmarva Christmas Events of 2018

    The towns, backroads, and museums of the Eastern Shore and Delaware are chock full of fun Christmas events. Nearly 70 of those affairs are rounded up here in one convenient place, organized by date. • Fri, Nov. 30: The Easton (Md.) Moonlight Madness shopping event will have caroling, live music, raffle prizes, and more. • Fri., Nov. 30: Pocomoke City, Md. has the Mayor's Old…
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Christmas Performances, 2018: Song, Dance, Theater, & Film

    There are lots of Christmas performances coming up on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. Here are fortysome music shows, theatrical productions, dance performances, and film screenings. SONG & DANCE • Nov. 30-Dec. 1: The Chester River Chorale presents a Chester River Christmas in Chestertown, Md. • Nov. 30-Dec. 1: A Holiday Cabaret (with lots of sing-a-longs) will take place at the Everett Theatre…
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Delmarva Christmas Parades, 2018!

    Here is your handy-dandy guide to more than 30 of this year's Delmarva Christmas Parades. Just click on the parade title and you will head to a link with details. Did I miss a parade in your town? Let me know in the comments section below, and I will update the page when I can. Click on Santa for info on this book of Eastern…
Quote of the DayWay Back Machine

QUOTE OF THE DAY, 1922: “Mainland folk have been prone to think their kinsmen on the islands of the Eastern Shore a bit barbaric …”

In 1922, Edward Noble Vallandigham wrote a book full of interesting essays about the towns, churches, and people of the Delmarva peninsula. Delaware and the Eastern Shore has a great subtitle: Some Aspects of a Peninsula Pleasant and Well Beloved. Here, Vallandigham gives his views about the people who inhabit the remote islands of the Eastern Shore.   Surnames are so few on some of the…
September 23, 2018