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The Eastern Shore Secrets that Everyone Loved in 2015

  When I launched the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website in spring of 2015, it was with fingers crossed and uncertain expectations. I never in a gazillion years imaged that more than 100,000 people would visit before the year was out. Here are the half dozen stories that drew the biggest and most viral audiences along the way--the Most Popular Eastern Shore Secrets of 2015, if you will…
MiscellanyThe Newsroom

Wintry Mix 2016: A Secrets Collection of Sweet & Snowy Scenes on the Shore

  Welcome to the Winter Wonderland, Eastern Shore style! As fans of the Secrets Facebook page already know, we are building up a fantabulous inventory of Sweet Scenes for every season on the Delmarva peninsula. Welcome to the Wintry Mix, 2016. This little collection is still under construction, and new formats and images may be coming aboard in the weeks ahead. But in the meantime, all Wintry Mix shots…
Downrigging Festival in Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Good Times & Fun Events

16 Delmarva Events to Get on Your 2016 Radar Right Now

  If you're anything like me, the batch of resolutions you make for each new year always includes getting out and about more often on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware. So get your calendar out--here come 16 Delmarva Events to look out for in 2016 First, one bit of fair warning. Official 2016 dates have not been formally announced for some of these events. You…
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2016 New Years Weekend: Muskrat Drops, Magic Shows, 1st Day Hikes, and More

  When it comes to time to greet the New Year, I am in a mixed marriage. Jill Jasuta Photography is an out-on-the-town gal. I am a stay-at-home guy. It's my turn this year, so the only thing I will see dropping when 2016 arrives is my head on the pillow. That said, don't let me spoil your fun! Here is your handy dandy 2016 New Years Weekend Guide…

Delmarva/Eastern Shore Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

  There is no rhyme or reason or rules about my list here. It's just folks I know and folks I like who are here on the Shore and in Southern Delaware and who do what I consider first-rate work. If you know folks who fall into that category, give them a plug in the comments! • The great photographer Dave Harp is partnering again with writer Tom…
Santa Train on the Eastern Shore of Virginia 2015
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Holiday Wild Cards 2016: Trains, Caroling, Crafts, Festivals, & More

  Here are few fun Holiday Wild Cards coming up in the 2016 Christmas season on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, as well as in Southern Delaware: • The Rescue Fire Company in Cambridge will have its Christmas Train Garden up and running for the 80th straight year, starting Tue., Dec. 1. You can also catch train displays in Sudlersville on two different December weekends and…
Nutcracker Ballet in Ocean City on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Holiday Nights Out 2015!

  • The "Festive Fridays" series of events in Cape Charles Nov. 28-Dec. 18 includes holiday movies at the Palace Theatre ranging from "White Christmas" to "Elf." • The Glenn Miller Orchestra has a holiday show at the Avalon in Easton on Fri., Nov. 27. • The Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach presents a musical take on  "A Christmas Story" from Nov. 27-Dec. 13.…
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Christmas Parades 2016!

Here is your handy-dandy guide to Christmas Parades on the Shore and in Southern Delaware. 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, and I will update the main page when I can! Sat., Nov. 26 • Kent County (Md.) Christmas Parade in Chestertown. •…
Rehoboth Beach Parade for Halloween Guide to Southern Delaware and Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia
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Finding Halloween Frights & Fun, 2015 Edition

Happy Halloween, all! Here is your little guide to enjoying the season on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware. Don't forget to check out this online version of the MONTH OF FUNDAYS e-newsletter for October for non-Halloween events. Also, you can sign up to get Secrets e-mails in the pretty pinkish box up top of every page on the SECRETS WEBSITE. HAUNTED TOURS AND PLACES…
1914 Nace's Day Parade in Trappe on Maryland's Eastern Shore
CharactersWay Back Machine

Uncle Nace’s Day: An Eastern Shore Tradition Since 1867

There are a couple of different places along Route 50 between Easton and Cambridge to stop and consider the fascinating life of Nathaniel “Nace” Hopkins, a native son of the Eastern Shore whose journey began in slavery and included stints in jail and the Union Army before he launched one of the oldest and sweetest civic traditions on the Delmarva Peninsula—Uncle Nace’s Day. Highlighted by…