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Virginia Eastern Shore: The Birding Trail at Brownsville Preserve

This is an excerpt from the coming-soon book, 181 Great Events on Delmarva, which includes more than 100 suggested side trips that are located near an event featured in the book. For a span of 326 years, more than 100 acres outside of Nassawadox on Virginia’s lower Eastern Shore stayed in the hands of one family, the Upshurs. From a colonial-era wharf on Brownsville Creek, they…
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When Accomac, Va. Put the Baptist in Jail, 1778

This excerpt from Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva comes from a trip centered on Accomac, the seat of Accomack County, Va. The town played an important role in the life of the preacher Elijah Baker (1742 to 1798), who helped get the then-fledgling Baptist faith off the ground and spreading through America. The most famous structure on the square…
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Month of Fundays May 2020: A Stay-at-Home Edition with Stories, Videos, & More

The May 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter is a little different. With all public events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this issue is designed to help you spend your time at home, with stories and photos and videos of days gone by on Delmarva. Click here to see the May 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it brings a little happiness into these crazy days. Thank you…
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JOURNEYS: The British Teenager Left Behind to Live with the Indians in 1608

Every chapter in my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 More One-Day Adventures on Delmarva, is a mix of fun places to visit and interesting stories from days gone by. This free excerpt is from one of the road trips set on the Eastern Shore of Virginia--the book also includes lots of trips in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore, of course. Thanks for…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays April 2020: The Stay-at-Home Edition with Stories, Videos, & More

The April 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter is a little different. With all public events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this issue is designed to help you spend your time at home, with stories and photos and videos of days gone by on Delmarva. Click here to see the April 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it brings a little happiness into these crazy days. Thank you…
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Inspiring Journey: “Black Harry” Hosier’s Climb from Slavery and Illiteracy to America’s “Greatest Orator”

We are all born with gifts. We all strive in our own way to nurture and share those gifts. Harry Hosier faced longer odds than any of us in this regard. He was born into slavery. He was illiterate. But he managed nonetheless to carve a path through life that saw him seize every opportunity to put his God-given gifts—a prodigious memory and a flair…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays March 2020: Good Times & Fun Events on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware

The March 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of fun events and cool happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking chocolate festivals, St. Patrick's Day, an eagle festival, music, history, beer, cocktails, and much more. Click here to see the March 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading!
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Go Green! St. Patrick’s Festivities on the Delmarva Peninsula, 2020

Here is your handy dandy guide to this year's St. Patrick’s Day festivities on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware: Milton (Del.) Parade Sunday, March 8 Before the parade kicks off at 2pm, there is a walk/run for charity. The events has raised more than $20,000 for local causes in previous years. DETAILS.  (The Milton Theatre has free live music all day long to boot,…
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On WBOC-TV, Secrets of Eastern Shore talks about the Chincoteague-born ‘Oyster King’ of NYC

Secrets co-founder Jim Duffy recently went on WBOC-TV’s Good Day Delmarva to tell the tale of Thomas Downing, a black man whose life journey in the time of slavery took him from his birthplace in Chincoteague, Va. to New York City, where he became an entrepreneur who opened a groundbreaking new kind of restaurant and became known as the "Oyster King" of New York. You…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays February 2020! Good Times & Cool Events on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware

The February 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS newsletter connects you with lots of fun events and cool happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware. We are talking black history, ice sculptures, beer, gumbo, muskrats, birds, and much more. Click here to see the February 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out & go! Thank you for reading!