“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 [...]

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 [...]

Inaugural Salisbury marathon announced

By |2017-04-17T11:16:38-04:00April 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 [...]

Comptroller Franchot Halts Processing Returns from 15 More Private Tax Preparers

By |2017-04-11T04:50:29-04:00April 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 [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Writing Science Fiction

By |2017-03-07T12:44:11-04:00March 7th, 2017|MWA, News|

Author Catherine Asaro will lead the Howard County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association in a discussion about writing science fiction and fantasy. The talk is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday March, 16 at the Owen Brown Community Center Asaro is the author of more than twenty-five books, including thrillers, SF, and fantasy. Her novel The [...]

Franchot warns of W-2 phishing scam

By |2017-02-06T08:28:23-04:00February 4th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

School districts, Tribal casinos, Chain Restaurants, Temporary Staffing Agencies, Healthcare, Shipping and Freight industries Now Being Targeted ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 3, 2017) – Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers about a W-2 phishing scam targeting schools, restaurants, hospitals, tribal groups and others. The Comptroller said his agency and Internal Revenue Service are alerting employers that [...]

Franchot opens new tax center in Salisbury

By |2017-01-24T17:33:19-04:00January 24th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Coinciding with the start of the 2017 tax season, Comptroller Peter Franchot hosted a grand opening ceremony Monday, Jan. 23, in Salisbury for the agency’s first remote customer call center to assist taxpayers. Located opposite the existing Salisbury Branch Office at Sea Gull Square, the new call center will enhance the agency’s ability to assist taxpayers [...]

The Ten Underrated Actors and Actresses You Should Be Paying Attention To

By |2017-01-24T06:08:03-04:00January 24th, 2017|Arts, Movies, News|

10. Blake Lively Lively began her acting career at the ripe young age of 10 and has spent most of her life acting. Besides appearing as Serena in the main cast of Gossip Girl, her film roles have been rather minimal. While she was gaining more publicity from her marriage to Ryan Reynolds, her roles [...]