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On WBOC-TV, Secrets of the Eastern Shore tells the amazing story of the artist Julia Purnell of Snow Hill, Md.

Most every chapter in the Secrets book, Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 More One-Day Adventures on Delmarva, ends with a fun and interesting story from days gone by. In the road trip to Snow Hill, Md., that section tells the story of a housewife there whose journey to becoming an artist began at the age of 85, after she landed in a wheelchair. Jim…
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TUBMAN TRAVELS: Love Stories at Buttons Creek (Christmas Escape, Part 2)

'Love Stories at Buttons Creek' is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. It’s the second of three chapters in the book devoted to one of the most famous of the escapes engineered by conductor Harriet Tubman–you can find the first chapter here, while the third will be available on the final Friday before Christmas 2019, Dec. 20. Each…
December 12, 2019
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A TUBMAN TALE: “The Good Ol’ Ship of Zion” (Christmas Escape, Part 1)

‘The Good Ol' Ship of Zion' is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. It's one of three chapters in the book devoted to one of the most famous of the escapes engineered by conductor Harriet Tubman--I plan to publish the other two here on the website on the final two Fridays before Christmas 2019, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.…
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SUDLERSVILLE CHARACTER OF THE DAY: Hall of Fame Slugger Jimmie Foxx

One of the excursions in my book Eastern Shore Road Trips (Vol. 2): 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva is a tour of baseball greatness with stops honoring five major league greats who hailed from the region, including four Hall of Famers. This excerpt is the section of that trip dedicated to slugger Jimmie Foxx. Itty bitty Sudlersville, Md. is the first of four stops…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Steamboats, Steers, & Slapstick on the Choptank River

A couple of months back I had a great time reading Trappe: The Story of an Old-Fashioned Town by the historian Dickson Preston. Trappe is in Talbot County, Md., across the Choptank River from Cambridge. Preston spends some pages in there discussing the steamboats that used to ride up and down the Choptank, including the Avalon and the Joppa. The section at hand here begins…
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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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TUBMAN TRAVELS Book Excerpt: Kessiah Bowley’s Flight From The Auction Block

‘Flight From the Auction Block’ 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 home. …
November 19, 2019
Good Times & Fun Events

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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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…