Maryland Launches New Tourism Initiative Highlighting Crabs, Oysters

By | 2017-10-16T17:48:31+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as well as [...]

Maryland’s Civil War Sites and Trails Mark Anniversaries

By | 2017-09-26T21:47:14+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Press Releases|

BALTIMORE (September 15, 2017) – Now is the perfect time to explore Maryland’s Civil War Trails as the National Park Service commemorates the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Antietam National Cemetery, both on September 17. The driving trails, which mark their 15th anniversary this year, [...]

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 [...]