Plans Underway for 2017 Celtic Festival at Furnace Town October 7 and 8

By | 2017-09-06T05:59:38+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Worcester County|

The 28th Chesapeake Celtic Festival will be October 7 & 8 at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. Named a beloved Eastern Shore tradition by the Salisbury Daily Times, the Chesapeake Celtic Festival has become a favorite with local residents and also a draw for tourists. Festival founder and producer, Jeanne du Nord, says, “There is [...]

Salisbury’s 10th Annual Extreme Boat Dockin’ Competition

By | 2017-08-15T05:59:17+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Wicomico County|

The phenomenon that is Extreme Boat Dockin’ is back for Salisbury’s 10th Annual Boat Dockin’ Competition. The competition has established itself as the premier event in Salisbury held at The Port of Salisbury Marina and Brew River Restaurant & Bar. Boat Dockin’ can be best explained as a “Rodeo on the water” is considered a [...]

Maryland writer recognized by NFPW

By | 2017-06-26T13:31:21+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Arts, MWA|

B.B. Shamp, a local author, recently received the first place award from the National Federation of Press Women for her novel Third Haven, A Novel of Deceit. It previously earned the first place award from the Delaware Press Association. (It is available on Amazon, Kindle, and at local bookstores.) Third Haven is a riveting suspense [...]

Vintage Baseball comes to Salisbury

By | 2017-06-26T09:07:29+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Day Trips, News, Pemberton Park, Wicomico County|

Summer and baseball, Wicomico’s 150th birthday and Civil War era history – we have paired them all! On July 9, beginning at 11 am (or thereabouts) you can enjoy it all at Pemberton Historical Park. Vintage baseball is not your usual game. This one is played in an open field, without gloves, with special bats, [...]

Franchot Reports $5.7 Million Rebate from State Purchasing Card Program

By | 2017-06-21T05:44:25+00:00 June 21st, 2017|News, Press Releases|

76 State Agencies Account for $286 Million in Small Purchase Buys ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 20, 2017) -- Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that the State of Maryland has received a $5.7 million rebate from U.S. Bank. The rebate is the result of 76 state agencies spending more than $286 million on small purchases through Maryland’s [...]

Horton to speak at book and wine event

By | 2017-05-16T10:37:57+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Arts, Wicomico County|

For Tom Horton, the Nanticoke River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed have been home for more than half a century. He has, as he puts it, been telling the story of what has been happening here environmentally, warning of its decline, and advocating for restoring and enhancing the area’s special beauty and cultural worth. And [...]

Maryland to list all unclaimed property this month

By | 2017-05-08T16:14:43+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Maryland Government, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 8, 2017) – Maryland: An idyllic land of mountains, beaches, large cities and small towns. It’s the natural habitat of orioles, ravens and terrapins. It’s a state where children can enjoy life in full measure over a long summer, while mom and dad savor a cold Maryland beer at day’s end. This [...]

Mardela Springs gearing up for Westside Heritage Festival

By | 2017-05-01T04:56:43+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Mardela Springs|

On May 13 the folks from Westside Historical Society will open their 29th annual Heritage Festival, and this year there are two reasons to celebrate! Not only is this a chance to once again honor those traditions that have been a part of life in this watershed area of the Nanticoke River, but it’s a [...]

Inaugural Salisbury marathon announced

By | 2017-04-17T11:16:38+00:00 April 17th, 2017|News, Press Releases, Wicomico County|

Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is excited to announce that the City will host the first SBY Marathon on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles in the community and showcase both the City’s natural and revitalized beauty, Salisbury and its partners have developed a 26.2-mile course which is ideal for [...]

Wine paired with Eastern Shore History

By | 2017-04-11T11:24:43+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Mardela Springs|

Westside Historical Society is proud to announce the return of the popular series of talks by local authors on books they have written about Delmarva. The first of the 2017 Series will be held on April 21, starting at 5pm with a chance to meet and greet the author, at Layton's Chance Winery near Vienna. [...]