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MONTH OF FUNDAYS October 2019: Good times & fun affairs on the Delmarva Peninsula

The October 2019 edition of the MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with scores of fun events and cool happenings coming up on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking block parties, food festivals, outdoor concerts, cultural extravaganzas and much, much more. Click here to see the October 2019 Month of Fundays issue. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go!…
Good Times & Fun Events

The Best Oyster Festivals of Fall 2019

Summer is gone, and that's too bad. On the other hand: WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF OYSTER FESTIVALS! Here are the October and November oyster events I've been able to round up so far. If I missed one in your town, please let me (and everyone else) know about it in the comments. • The 46th annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival is coming up on Sat.…
From the BooksTubman TravelsWay Back Machine

TUBMAN TRAVELS: ‘I’m Sorry I’m Gwine to Lebe You’

This excerpt from the Secrets of the Eastern Shore guidebook, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva, tells the story of Harriet Tubman's own run for freedom in September of 1849.  More information about the book, including where to buy it in stores and online, is available here. BIG PICTURE: Strangers in a Strange Land The first time I went looking for Red Bridges Road…
September 12, 2019
The Newsroom

BOOK SIGNINGS! Friday 9/13 in Rehoboth Beach & Saturday 9/14 in Ocean City

Secrets of the Eastern Shore co-founder Jim Duffy will be doing book signings at the beach on Friday, Sept. 13 (Rehoboth Beach) and Saturday, Sept. 14 (Ocean City). Both events are at Pam's Hallmark Shoppes. • In Rehoboth Beach on Friday, the book signing runs from 11am to 2pm. The Pam's store there is located at 19266 Coastal Highway, (302) 227-6522 • In West Ocean…
The Newsroom

On WBOC-TV, Secrets of the Eastern Shore Tells the Tale of ‘A Monument to Man’s Stupidity’ on Hoopers Island

One of the trips in the new Secrets book, Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 More One-Day Adventures on Delmarva, is a journey through the remote backroads of Dorchester County, Md., with visits to a pair of historic islands, Hoopers and Taylors. Jim Duffy, the author of all the Secrets of the Eastern Shore books, recently went on WBOC-TV's Good Day Delmarva to talk about…
From the BooksQuote of the Day

QUOTE OF THE DAY: A ‘Monument to Man’s Stupidity’ at the Hooper’s Island Bridge

This excerpt from Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva is a bonus section that comes at the end of a road trip chock full of backroads adventuring through remote South Dorchester County, Md. and out to remote Taylors Island and Hoopers Island. The story of how the modern Hoopers Island bridge came into existence is a tale of politics and bureaucracy.…
Good Times & Fun Events

Labor Day Classics: Send the Summer of 2019 Out With a Bang

Here are a dozen-plus classic Labor Day events where you might find the holiday weekend fun you're looking for on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware. • The legendary Hard Crab Derby and Fair in Crisfield, Md. starts off with a carnival that runs Wednesday through Sunday. The big days are Saturday and Sunday, with live music and contests in crab picking, crab cooking, crab racing,…
CharactersWay Back Machine

WAY BACK MACHINE: On the Trail of Lady Eglantine, the Miracle Hen of Greensboro

This excerpt from Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva is a bonus section that comes at the end of a road trip chock full of other interesting stories that are set along the backroads of Caroline County, Md. between the towns of Preston and Denton. Pretty little Greensboro, Md. lies just a few miles north of Denton. That this place…