About Tony Russo

Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com, among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written a couple books on beer culture for The History Press. He lives in Delmar with his wife, Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn’t moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable. You can follow Tony at on most social media, although he’s meanest on Twitter.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Comptroller Franchot Halts Processing Returns from 15 More Private Tax Preparers

By | 2017-04-11T04:50:29+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Maryland Government, News|

Suspicious Filings Prompt Action For Third Time This Tax Season ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 7, 2017) – In his continuing fight to combat tax fraud and identity theft, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that, effective immediately, he has suspended processing electronic tax returns from 15 private tax preparers throughout the region due to a high volume [...]

Kids event at Delmarva Discovery Center

By | 2017-03-07T10:07:37+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Day Trips, Delmarva Discovery Center|

Your child will be over the rainbow for this awesome event! Kids will enjoy dinner, games, a leprechaun scavenger hunt, & specialty green foods. Watch our North American River Otters Mac & Tuck slurp shamrock smoothies and discover their own pot of gold in the Wally Gordon River Otter Exhibit. Learn what treasures Delmarva has [...]

McIntire to speak at Carroll County MWA meeting

By | 2017-03-07T12:42:37+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Carroll County|

Eileen McIntire, MWA President and author of Shadow of the Rock and In Rembrandt's Shadow, will speak on historical research on Saturday March 11, at a meeting of the Carroll County Chapter of MWA. The meeting will be held at the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike at 1 pm. Contact joellecjarvis@gmail.com Eileen’s two historical novels involved extensive research, [...]

Daily fantasy sports regulated; casual, season-long games remain exempt

By | 2017-01-05T10:53:41+00:00 January 5th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (January 3, 2017) – With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It [...]

Franchot comments on updated revenue estimates

By | 2016-12-09T13:19:16+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Maryland Government, Press Releases|

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 8, 2016) – The following is a statement from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot released today during a meeting of the Board of Revenue Estimates in the Treasury Building in Annapolis. “I’d like to thank my fellow members of the Board of Revenue Estimates – Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Department of Business and [...]

Taylor House Museum Holds Special Holiday Events

By | 2016-12-08T05:51:54+00:00 November 18th, 2016|News, Worcester County|

The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum will have several special openings in December to celebrate the holidays.  The House will be decorated with fresh greenery arrangements in early December. On Saturday, December 3, the Museum will open from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in celebration of our Museums of Worcester County Holiday Traditions Day.  Curator [...]

‘Small Wonders’ juried show winners announced

By | 2016-12-08T05:51:54+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Arts, Worcester County|

Angela Herbert-Hodges, Brigitte Bowden, Dee Brua accepting for her husband Stan, Jason Giusti and Adolph Bucci. The Worcester County Arts Council is pleased to announce winners in the juried art exhibit themed: “Small Wonders”. This exhibition features 30 pieces of artwork submitted by 21 professional or amateur artists, with work in all media. [...]