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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…
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Jim Duffy’s Delmarva Storytelling Show is in Elkton, Md. on Thursday, May 9

Storyteller Jim Duffy of Secrets of the Eastern Shore will share fun and fascinating "Tales of Delmarva" days gone by in a talk sponsored by the Cecil County Library at 6:30pm on Thu., May 9, 2024 at the library's Elkton branch. Duffy is an award-winning writer and author of five books that explore travel, history and culture themes on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware.…
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The Charles Tindley Playlist

You could spend the whole rest of your day--or week, of month--wandering about the internet listening to various artists perform songs by Charles Tindley. Here is a little playlist of various YouTube versions of Tindley songs that I enjoyed while taking that tour myself. I found it helpful to search for lyrics of each song and read along while listening. "The Storm Is Passing Over"…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS! The March 2024 Newsletter

Fun Things to Do on Delmarva in March 2024--St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and lots more! The Month of Fundays newsletter is here, and it's chock full of options to help you put a little spring in your step! Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • The Eagle Festival at Blackwater NWR! • St. Patrick's fun--parades, hooleys, shamrock hunt, and more! • Two…
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A POETIC INTERLUDE: “The Choptank Is a River/That Is in My Dreams Today”

The below tribute to our Choptank River was published in 1931 by Folger McKinzey (1866-1950), who grew up on the Eastern Shore in Elkton, Md. and became something of an adolescent prodigy. He became editor of the weekly Shore Gazette newspaper in Ocean Grove, N.J. at age 17 and then, at 20, returned to Elkton as assistant editor of the Cecil Whig. While there, he…
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MONTH OF FUNDAYS! The February 2024 Newsletter

Fun Things to Do on Delmarva in February 2024! The Month of Fundays newsletter is here, and it's chock full of options to get out and go--yes, even in February! Here is the link. Among the good times ahead: • Muskrat madness! • Valentine's fun! • African American history galore! • A big ice festival in Easton! • Music, theater, and artsy fun! • A…
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Drama on Delmarva: Our Professional, Community, and College Theaters

I created a handy-dandy list of links to our theater troupes to make it super easy for you for figure out what's playing on stages in your area or during your visit to the Delmarva Peninsula. Break a leg! MARYLAND • Bobbi Baron Theater Program in Salisbury, Md. (Salisbury University) • Church Hill Theater Company in Church Hill, Md. • The Community Players of Salisbury,…
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“Depraved,” “Unscrupulous,” “Vile”–Our Oystermen, 1887

Those headline words all come from a federal government report about the state of the oystering on the Chesapeake Bay in 1887. This was, as many regular readers here will know, the height of the “Oyster Wars” in our region. Just in case you need it: Here is a 200-word refresher of an introduction to those wild times. Fear and greed fueled the Chesapeake Oyster…