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Secrets on the Road: Events & Talks

Below are the events in and around Delmarva that are currently on the Secrets of the Eastern Shore calendar: • On Saturdays (11ish-7ish) and Sundays (11ish-5ish) up until Christmas, either Jill or I or both of us will be at the Secrets of the Eastern Shore Holiday Pop Up Shop inside of Jimmie & Sook's Restaurant, 527 Poplar Street in Cambridge, Md. More info on…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You slide your feet around in the mud like you’re dancing a Bojangles sand-dance”

    “I am, like my daddy was, and his daddy was, a waterman.” So begins Chincoteague Summer of 1948: A Waterman’s Childhood Stories, a little wisp of a book that is both odd duck and fun read. It presents itself in quite authentic fashion as the recorded childhood memories of waterman Thurston Watson. But then the author, Ed Waterhouse, a Chincoteague native who had…
Good Times & Fun Events

18 Delmarva Events to Put on Your 2018 Calendar Right Now

      From brand new arrivals like the National Folk Festival in Salisbury to old standbys like the Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, here are 18 items to put on your calendar for 2018: Jan. 26-28 Fire & Ice Festival Bethany Beach, Del. Put your long johns on and get your winter in gear at this first-time-ever weekend-long festival featuring ice sculptures, ice skating,…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No more beautiful spot for a dwelling anywhere” than Onancock Creek

    John Sergeant Wise spent much of his 19th century childhood along Onancock Creek on the Eastern Shore, in Accomack County, Virginia. Later, he would grow up and become a politician, lawyer, and writer whose work took him to Richmond, Washington, D.C., and New York City, among other places. This is from his 1899 memoir, The End of an Era. Wise was born in…
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The Christmastime Fun Lineup, 2017

    Merry Christmas! Here is your handy-dandy guide to more than 50 holiday happenings on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware, from small-town holiday parties to music, dance, sing-a-longs, and much more. (If you are looking for the region's lineup of Christmas parades, this is the place to go for that handy-dandy guide.) OUT ON THE TOWNS • The Downtown Milford Holiday Stroll is…
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The Christmas Parade Lineup in 2017

    Here is your handy-dandy 2017 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. Click on Santa for info on getting this book…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Chincoteague in 1913–The Times They Were a Changin’

    You know how some folks are always complaining about development and crowds and progress on the Eastern Shore, how they keep saying everything used to be friendlier and better back in the day? Inspiration Awaits! Click on the cover to learn more about this Secrets of the Eastern Shore book by Jim Duffy, Well, those same kinds of people were saying those same…