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The People’s Choice: The Top 10 Secrets Stories of 2019

Envelope, please! Judging by my website statistics, here are the stories that the 100,000 or so folks who visited the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website liked best during 2019 ... • Chincoteague Character of the Day: Thomas Downing, the Oyster King of NYC • How a Big Hurricane on Aug. 22, 1933 Created the Ocean City We Know Today • Love Point on Kent…
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The Year Smallpox Ruined Christmas in Sussex County, Delaware

The people of Sussex County did not have a very merry Christmas in 1919. Their holidays that year were filled instead with fear, distrust, and contention, culminating in a near riot in mid-January at the historic town circle of Georgetown, the county seat. The story begins in early December when reports surfaced that a contagious infection had popped up near Millsboro. At first, everyone thought…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS Christmas 2019: Holiday Season Fun on the Delmarva Peninsula

The Christmas 2019 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with 120-plus holiday happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking tree lightings, Christmas parades, holiday concerts, theatricals shows, and much more. Click here to see the Christmas 2019 edition. Here’s hoping it helps you find some sweet Christmas spirit. Thank you for reading--merry Christmas!
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Out on the Town: The Best Delmarva Christmas Events of 2019

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.-Sun., Nov. 22-24: In Cape Charles, Va., local and regional musicians and actors star in a production of "The Gift of the Magi" at the historic Palace Theatre. • Sat.,…
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Delmarva Christmas Parades, 2019!

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 (please include a link to more info), and I will update the page as I can. Sat., Nov. 30 • The…
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TUBMAN TRAVELS BOOK EXCERPT: ‘One More Soul Got Safe!’

'One More Soul Got Safe!' is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. Each chapter in the book is a self-contained story from those Underground Railroad days. Each story is linked to a place you can visit today in Delaware or on Maryland's Eastern Shore, but they are also perfectly fit for armchair reading in the comfort of your…
November 10, 2019
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Christmas Tree Lightings 2019!

Here are your Christmas Tree lightings & more for the 2019 holiday season! Click on the name of the event and you will go off to a website with detailed times, locations, etc. If you click on the images here, you can check our fun collection of Christmas cards tailored to life on the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Why not send something a little different…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS November 2019: Fun Times & Cool Events on the Delmarva Peninsula

The November 2019 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with scores of fun events and cool happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking tall ships, waterfowl extravaganzas, oyster festivals, artsy affairs, and much more. Click here to see the November 2019 edition. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading!