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Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

MONTH OF FUNDAYS! March 2022

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…
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The Great Eastern Shore Deep Freeze of 1976-77!

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. Deep freezes used to be commonplace affairs on the Delmarva Peninsula. Newspapers and diaries from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s are stippled with reports of cold spells so deep…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays! January 2022

Hello there, 2022! The January Month of Fundays newsletter is here--it delivers both a guide to wintertime fun (ice festivals!) on Delmarva and a sneak preview of the warm-weather events to look forward to in the new year. Plus, some fabulous stories from days gone by--murder mystery, shipwrecks, and more. Here is the link. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get out and go!…
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FOLKLORE! Girls Are Bad Luck on New Year’s Day

NOTE: This is an excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. It's in a section of several stories about bits of folklore. Find out more about You Wouldn't Believe (and my other books) here. I first learned about this strange tradition regarding girls and New Year's Day on the Secrets of the Eastern Shore Facebook page, thanks to a…
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Tis the Season! The 15 Most Popular Stories of 2021

Without further ado, I present to you the 15 most popular stories on this website during 2021, as measured by the number of page views each got during the year. 15: Love Point on Kent Island: A Valentine’s Memory from Days Gone By Here's the link. 14: The Fall of an “Ancient Warrior:” The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Collapses, 1926 Here's the link. 13: The St.…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays: December 2021

The December Month of Fundays newsletter is here, and it's all about the holidays. • Your handy dandy Christmas planning guides–civic tree lightings, parades, artsy shopping events, downtown parties--have been updated with new fun additions,  … • A slew of gift ideas for the Eastern Shore and Delmarva lovers on your list--books, decor, and more, • Our homegrown collection of Christmas cards, too Here’s hoping…