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Month of Fundays! Your Good-Times Guide to Delmarva in July 2024

Summertime fun on Delmarva in July 2024! The new issue of my Month of Fundays newsletter is chock full of fun events and cool happenings–Fourth of July festivities, outdoors fun, hot music, small-town parties, and much more. Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • The world famous Chincoteague Pony Swim • Camel racing, anyone? • The big Delaware State Fair and a…
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Month of Fundays! Your Good-Times Delmarva Guide to June 2024

Summertime fun on Delmarva in June 2024! The new issue of my Month of Fundays newsletter is chock full of fun events and cool happenings–scores of great shows, big block parties, outdoors excursions--and don't forget about the bathtub races! And the Running of the Bull! Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • Lavender bloom festivals! • Throwback firemen's carnivals! • Garden tours,…
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Book Excerpt: The Musical Innovations of Charles Tindley

This is an excerpt from my short-read e-book: "I Will Overcome: The Soul Stirring Life of Charles A. Tindley" ($2.99 at this link). Born into dire poverty during late slavery times on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, Tindley rose to incredible heights in life. As a minister, he built one of America's first "megachurches" with more than 10,000 members. As an activist, he fought the good…
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Shore Fun Excerpt: Deal Island and the Road to Rumbley

My book Shore Fun: The Delmarva Wanderer's Guide features snapshot descriptions of more than 125 destinations on the Delmarva Peninsula. Plus, more than 150 annual events, broken out conveniently by season of the year. Below is one sample destination, a history-laden and scenery-filled adventure along backroads on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Info on the book here. On the road to Deal Island (Route…
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Month of Fundays! Your Good-Times Guide to May 2024

Fun on Delmarva in May 2024! The new issue of my Month of Fundays newsletter is chock full of fun events and cool happenings--scores of great shows, big block parties, outdoors excursions, and much more. Plus, a new "short read" e-book about a local Delmarva hero named Charles A. Tindley. Are you in the mood for a little inspiration--short book, just $2.99! Here is the…
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An Inspiring E-book: ‘I Will Overcome:’ The Soul Stirring Life of Charles A. Tindley

Charles Tindley should be more of a household name. He helped invent a new American art form. The gospel songs he composed are still stirring souls a century after his death. He was a preacher for the ages, drawing more than 10,000 congregants into one of America’s first-ever megachurches. He fed the hungry. He lifted up the poor. He fought racism and injustice. He endured…
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HOP ABOARD! What It Was Like Taking the Steamboat Emma Giles to Tolchester

I spent some quality time recently with a wonderful old book by historian David C. Holly, Steamboat on the Chesapeake: Emma Giles and the Tolchester Line. Among the highlights in my reading was this glorious description of what it was like to board that steamboat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and, bound for a daytrip to the famed-but-long-gong upper Chesapeake Bay resort at Tolchester Beach in…
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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…