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The American Theater Was Born in … Pungoteague, Virginia?

This is a free excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. More info about that and my other books exploring the history, travel, and culture on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware here. Everybody’s a critic. But not everybody’s a critic on the level of Edward Martin. On a summer night in 1665, he ventured out to Fowkes Tavern…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter


It's summertime, and the livin' is busy. Think Fourth of July fun. Classics like the Chincoteague Pony Swim, Plein Air Easton, the Delaware State Fair, and the Ladybug Festival. There's lots more, too--crab feasts, ice cream, boat docking, and on and on. Here is the link to this month's edition of the Month of Fundays newsletter. Here’s hoping it inspires you to get out and…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter


Spring Into Action--the March 2022 Month of Fundays is here! This issue has your guide to St. Patrick's Day festivities and Harriet Tubman bicentennial events. Plus, much more--a chocolate festival, a muskrat dinner, a bluegrass-&-beer bash, clam fritters, oyster roast ... And, as always, some fabulous photos and stories from days gone by! Here is the link. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get…
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Dancing Molly! A Trio of Lady Pirates Make a Fool of Virginia’s Governor, 1883

The thrilling race that unfolded in a bayside cove on Virginia’s Eastern Shore of Virginia on the last day of February day in 1883 was a cops-and-robbers affair. The steamboat that barreled into that cove was under the personal command of Virginia's governor. His target was a sailing sloop suspected of nefarious criminal activity. It should have been easy. The sloop’s crew had gone ashore…
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When a Bunch of Birds Lost their Minds and Attacked Hog Island Light in 1900

NOTE: This is one of the fun stories from my book, You Wouldn’t Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. You can find more information about the book–including how and where to buy it–at this link. The scene that unfolded on a late-winter night in 1900 on Hog Island was straight out of the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds. A flurry of unusual avian activity…