Adventures in Maryland: A warm winter weekend in Chestertown

By |2019-01-01T20:42:39-04:00December 30th, 2018|Adventures in Maryland|

Here are three things I learned on my first visit to Chestertown this weekend: Lucy, the late Chestertown goose that presided over the Chester River for 15 years, was truly beloved by all. She's commemorated with a bronze statue on the Boardwalk, and a smaller sculpture in the town's Visitor Center, which is where we [...]

“Chase the Blue Crab” Wins First-Ever “Crab Tank on the Chop Tank”

By |2018-11-27T13:25:37-04:00November 20th, 2018|News, Ocean City, Press Releases, Somerset County, Wicomico County, Worcester County|

Last week, 10 teams competed for a $50,000 grant in a pitch competition held live at the 38th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in Cambridge, Md. The competition, “Crab Tank on the Choptank,” loosely based on the hit television show “Shark Tank,” featured contestants presenting their tourism marketing campaign ideas to the “crabs, ” [...]

Governor Hogan Launches New Tourism Initiative Highlighting Maryland’s Music Scene

By |2018-06-04T11:56:11-04:00May 8th, 2018|News|

BALTIMORE, MD (May 7, 2018) – In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new tourism initiative aimed at highlighting Maryland’s diverse music scene over the summer months. The “Summer of Music” will kick off with DelFest – The Home of Bluegrass – on May 24-27 in Cumberland, and include [...]

Maryland Launches New Tourism Initiative Highlighting Crabs, Oysters

By |2017-10-16T17:48:31-04:00October 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 |2017-09-26T21:47:14-04:00September 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 |2017-09-06T05:59:38-04:00September 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 |2017-08-15T05:59:17-04:00August 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 |2017-06-26T13:31:21-04:00June 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 |2017-06-26T09:07:29-04:00June 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 |2017-06-21T05:44:25-04:00June 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 [...]