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elcome to the final months of 2015. How lucky we are to call the areas from the Beach To Bay our home. It’s all here all year long, every unique season. ‘Tis the season to be thankful for what we have, and to cherish our family and friends. It’s a time to dig deep and remember those who may be less fortunate, lend a hand to a stranger, be kind to our neighbors, donate to a local charity, and support one another to help build prosperity within our communities. If you have a unique holiday story about giving back please share with us on our Facebook page, we love hearing from our readers. I hope this issue of Beach To Bay Times will get you excited and inspired with our holiday decorating ideas, gift guide, local eateries, recipes, and our extensive calendar

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of local events. A special thank you to everyone who made this issue beautiful inside and out. Our cover models for this issue the Berlin Babies, baby clothes by Heart of Gold in Berlin, award-winning local photographer Sarah Murray, Josh Turner productions for creating an awesome video at Culture Authentic Eatery, Dan Baumgardner our local biz and events photographer, Keyanna Bowen home editor extraodinaire from east and lane, and Alissa Rosenstein our graphic designer. Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season! See you in 2016 or around town. Cheers!  Sheri Follow us on FB, Twitter & Instagram

Cover shoot: A special thank you to our Berlin Babies: George David, Piper Grant, Oliver Vocke, June Waggoner, and Addilee Wallace, and award-winning photographer Sarah Murray.

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table of contents 6  urban necter kelli anders 8 yoga for everyone chrissy erhart 10  the art of dance jeanne zender 12 design trends for the holidays keyanna bowen 14 a coastal modern beach house keyanna bowen 20 easy front porch decorating ideas keyanna bowen 24 may i be happy: a path to mindfulness saumya kaup 26  culture shock brittany lindsey 32  aw shucks christina williams 38  staying on the health & fitness track during the hectic holiday season daina behe 40  baby’s first christmas katie grant 42  holiday gift guide 45  alex & ani bracelets: a must have charlei baylor 46  local art scene 47  breakfast. 49 winter reads diana joiner 50 wassail your wallet this holiday season 52 local events calendar recipes 28 veggie & quinoa stir fry with anticucho sauce by travis wright 31 super simple latkes 34 candy cane martini by jodi wright 4 Cover photo shoot by award winning local photographer Sarah Murray


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Contributing Writers Kelli Anders Daina Behe Keyanna Bowen Chrissy Ehrhart Katie Grant Diana Joiner Saumya Kaup Brittany Lindsey Christina Williams Jeanne Zender Special Thanks To Ami Reist | Little Miss Lovely Sarah Murray Photography Atlantic Shoals Chauncey’s Surf Shop Heart of Gold K-Coast Yummy’s Sweet Shop Interns: Charlei Baylor and Becca Thomas The Berlin Babies: George David Piper Grant Oliver Vocke June Waggoner Addilee Wallace

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GET OUT THERE lo c a l fo od & art

Urban Nectar

a local food & art exchange

America’s Coolest Small Town just got cooler!



hanen Kute of Ocean City’s Local Mojo fame and The Good Farm’s Christie McDowell combined their mutual love of all things local, healthy and artistic to launch a unique concept in Berlin called ‘Urban Nectar ~ A Local Food & Art Exchange.’ It began August 11th with a casual conversation between two friends about their plans for the winter season, a concern for many proprietors in a resort town like Ocean City. Christie had found a space to create a community kitchen and invited Shanen to take a look. The next day they visited the space at 10019 Old Ocean City Blvd in Berlin and collaboration began; instantly they saw the countless ways the space could be used to serve the community. Urban Nectar is a one-of-a-kind shop with a focus on local farmers and artists, homemade goods, and health-oriented grocery items. Pop in for the juice bar, the coffee bar, bubble tea, breakfast or lunch crepes, or healthy grab-and-go local grub like salads and wraps; peruse the artwork and handmade goods; pick up a gift for a friend or find a treasure for yourself – there’s so much to choose from and the experience is bound to delight! “We want to encourage new growers and food producers by offering a place where everyone can bring their goods to market in one location,” Christie shares. To that end, they host a Farmers’ Market from 3 to 6 pm every Thursday,

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artwork by Steve Shreve with plans to expand into the weekend eventually. “What the farmers don’t sell at the market, we buy at wholesale and that’s what we offer in our grocery store, and what we feature in that week’s cafe menu, in order to reduce food waste,” Shanen imparts proudly – rightfully so. In addition to the store, café, and farmers’ market, Christie and Shanen intend to use the space as productively as possible to benefit the local community by offering classes on a variety of subjects: homesteading, painting, crafts, sustainability, essential oils, composting, baking, cooking, yoga, sprouting, etc. The possibilities are endless! Eventually, they’d love to add a community compost, and a teaching garden where kids can come on field trips. Their timing couldn’t be better; with plans of a new Berlin Recreation Center and Skate Park in the works just a few doors up the street, a combined natural goods store/café focused exclusively on local farmers and artisans will be a welcomed respite for the growing population of conscious consumers. Christie and Shanen are always on the lookout for local artists and vendors. You can reach them at urbannectarberlin@ gmail.com or connect with them on Social Media: Facebook.com/UrbanNectar, Urban_Nectar on Instagram.  november/december 2015

A native of Baltimore, Kelli Anders now resides and teaches studio, sand and SUP yoga in Ocean City, MD. She has been living a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle for over 17 years. Kelli is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at MUIH (Maryland University of Integrative Health) in Laurel, MD. You can connect with her on Facebook.com/KelliDialAnders, or contact her directly for private instruction at kellianders@gmail.com.

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YOUR HEALTH yo ga for e ve r yon e

Yoga for Everyone by Chrissy Ehrhart

you ever bought a car, H ave then couldn’t wait to learn

each button, light and sound? You even knew for certain when a ding was a warning signal. Of course you then rushed the car to the most trusted mechanic. Generally, we apply these practices to everything we have invested in, yet we leave out the most important vessels of all: our minds and bodies. Yoga is the “owner’s manual” for learning the signs of what is going on inside our bodies while training the mind to listen. It truly is the “mind-body connection” we have been told about. We might reply with, “I can’t calm my mind enough,” or perhaps, “But I can’t touch my toes.” If you have said these words before, you are not alone. However, yoga IS for everyone. Once practiced, you will experience the liberation of yoga’s tools for dealing with daily stressors. The benefits range from lower heart rate and blood pressure; ease of chronic pain; improved digestion and metabolism; and increased flexibility, strength and endurance. Yoga is now being used in treatment for a range of mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as for many physical ailments such as IBS, infertility, chronic back pain, and arthritis. Studies show that even cancer patients, when practicing yoga and meditation along with prescribed treatments, have a faster healing rate, less side effects, and a happier outlook. Here is the good news: if you are breathing, then you are already doing 8

Zenna Studio yoga! Breath, or “pranayama” is just the first tool of many. The different parts of yoga as a whole create balance within you mentally and physically. Modern science has proven to us that there is a conversation constantly going on between the mind and body. It’s no surprise that when you become anxious, your body responds physiologically by sweating, increased heart rate, or racing thoughts and nausea. These reactions are your body’s natural responses to feeling stressed. Yoga teaches you how to effectively calm theses responses to not further create “disease” in the body. By learning the tools of yoga you will regain control of your life both mentally and physically. You will learn acceptance and how to let go of the things that you cannot control. All of these tools have an important job that creates optimal health for each one of us. Once we learn to treat our bodies and minds with the same value as that new car, we begin to lead happier and healthier lives! If you are a beginner or long time yogi the practice never stops. It’s okay if one day you can touch your toes and the next you can’t, that’s the beauty of the acceptance learned through yoga. Many blessings and happiness!  beachtobaytimes.com

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the art of dance


rowing up on the Eastern Shore, the opportunities for dance training at the level to which dancers experience now was not in reach. As I began the planning of our dance year, my thoughts kept going back to who I am as dance educator. It gives me great joy to see dance education being offered in so many different ways and to offer my point of view from a diverse background that always brings me back to dance as an art form that evokes emotion, passion and artistry. I’ve had the most amazing opportunities, traveling the county and having the opportunity to found a Jazz Dance Theatre at a Fine Arts Center, which has always been my first love and now is offered as part of the program I have developed locally. Yet, I still have the question stirring within me, what more can I offer the dancers in this fast paced, social media driven world where competition supersedes artistry? As I began to think about putting pen to paper and what I can offer as a performing arts educator, I asked my dancers, “what is dance to you?” The words “tricks,” “dance moms,” and “you know she was just on a target commercial,” all came pouring out of them. It struck up a conversation that educated me, educated them and gave me resolve in who I am as a performing arts educator. Dance for me is so much more than who can do the most pirouettes or leap

by Jeanne Zender

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the highest, it’s about the experience, the art form, the discipline each dancer and performer takes away that will carry them through their future experiences. I don’t expect the majority of the dancers will go on to be professionals, but I do expect the experiences they have in the short period that I am fortunate enough to teach them will help shape their future endeavors in a positive way. I think more now than ever, my most important lesson is that the “wow” factor or “10 minutes of fame” is short lived, and that it’s the hard work, dedication and discipline for what they love that will make their dreams come true. Let me remind everyone how very lucky we are to live in the two hour trio of artistry. We have Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore all within reach, so instead of a “Dance Moms” marathon on a Sunday afternoon, take your performers to the Kimmel Center, The Hippodrome or the Kennedy Center. With all the wonderful Christmas performances and Ballets coming up, the live performance they experience will resonate with them far longer than who won on an episode of reality TV!  Jeanne Zender founded The Pointe Performing Arts Center in the Fall of 2015, located in Berlin, Md and began The Pointe Youth Dance Theatre, which gives her students the ability to perform in a pre-professional musical as part of their study at the performing arts center.

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HOME TOUR m o de r n c o a st al

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I often dream of living in a coastal modern home just steps away from the beach. It’s no wonder that I fell hard for the Rehoboth, Delaware beach house that Kathleen Schell and business partner, Justin Healy, designed. 8 Oak Avenue is the epitome of coastal living. With over 20 years of combined real estate experience, and owners of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, it’s no surprise that Kathleen and Justin built one of the most exquisite beach block properties on the market. When they first stumbled upon 8 Oak Avenue, it was an outdated traditional beach cottage, but they knew it could be transformed into something special. What they didn’t know was what was supposed to be a typical renovation, would turn into a complete rebuild. After they purchased the property, Kathleen and Justin realized that in order to bring the home up to the standards they envisioned for it, they would need to start from scratch. Their vision was to create a one-of -a –kind, custom beach home that would be completely turn key, extraordinarily designed, and appeal to the ultimate homeowner. After 10 months of working with architect Doug Warner from Element Design Group in Lewes, Delaware and builder Mike Lynn of Select Builders, their dream 16

is now reality. From the hand scraped hardwood floors that flow seamlessly from room to room, to the designer lighting that glistens off the white wood beams, 8 Oak Avenue is a premier property on the Rehoboth real estate market. With over 2,300 square feet of living space, 300 square feet of outdoor living areas, plus 1,170 square feet of unfinished basement, every square inch of the home was efficiently utilized. The home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and an outdoor shower. High-end finishes like custom cabinetry and Viking appliances create a sense of luxury, while relaxing furniture with durable textiles in graybeachtobaytimes.com

8 Oak Avenue is the epitome of coastal living.

blue hues create a welcoming and casual vibe. The best feature? Being steps away from the beach, amazing boutiques and award-winning restaurants in downtown Rehoboth, of course. It truly is a dream home, in the perfect location. For more information on 8 Oak Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware visit www.oceanatlantic. net. ď Ž Keyanna Bowen graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University. She is the founder of East And Lane, a fashion, dĂŠcor, and lifestyle blog. Keyanna also works as a freelance interior design assistant and real estate photographer and currently resides in Berlin. november/december 2015




Modern Coastal. Our design motto was crisp, cool, calm, and clean lined - The 4 C’s. The home is swathed in a variety of gray-blue tones, and filled with natural light and tall ceilings. Exquisite white washed moldings and thick white trim helped accomplish this.

I absolutely love the kitchen with the Super White Quartzite countertop – it looks so similar to Carrera marble, but it has the durability of granite. It is absolutely stunning and something everyone comments on. The outdoor spaces really make the house special as well.



Oh, we found inspiration in so many places. I honestly started with a piece of fabric from a pillow swatch and used that as my basis for colors and design. Living at the beach makes you very attuned to incorporating blues, grays and whites into design as it flows naturally from the outdoors

THE RENOVATION Believe it or not, it was actually a lot of fun. It was very exciting to see our plan come to life. Doug Warner from Element Design Group in Lewes was our architect. He was amazing at helping our vision become reality. Our builder is Mike Lynn of Select Builders. He is a true craftsman and the essence of a detail-oriented designer/builder. We spent about 3 months designing and 7 months building the home. We stayed extremely close to our budget – we were very happy with our builder and the level of communication we enjoyed with him to achieve this. 18

Echelon Interiors in Rehoboth Delaware was a big help in ordering custom furniture at a great price. They have a huge variety of lines to choose from and the ability to incorporate outdoor fabrics indoors so you can achieve a beach modern look that is stain resistant and easy to clean! I also love trolling online sites like One Kings Lane, Joss and Main, and 1stDibs.

BEST ADVICE Spend the majority of your time on the design. It can get frustrating and you will just want to start building but DO NOT start until you are completely happy with your design and layout. Spending the time on the design will prevent all sorts of building headaches. Make sure you have a great builder and architect on your side. It made all the difference in the world for us.

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THINGS WE LOVE h o l i da y porc h e s

Easy Front Porch Holiday Decorating Ideas When it comes to decorating for the holidays, it usually begins with the front porch. There’s no better way to greet your holiday guests than with a festive porch that’s welcoming and inviting. If you don’t have much time (or money) to decorate for the holidays, here are some quick and inexpensive ways to add lots of holiday cheer and charm to your front porch. If you have a covered porch that’s protected from the elements, bring the indoors out! Cozy up your front porch seating areas with throws pillows and blankets in seasonal colors and fabrics.


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Before you go on a shopping frenzy, take a look around your home for things that you already have on hand that can be used as props and decorations. Something as ordinary as rain boots or an old sled can instantly add seasonal charm when propped beside the front door. Food crates transform into festive dĂŠcor when filled with greenery, ornaments and candles. And nothing says “Merry Christmasâ€? like brown paper packages tied up with string. 21

Although you may be dreaming of a white Christmas, on the Shore, temperatures can be somewhat mild around the holidays. Take gatherings outdoors and still stay warm with a DIY Hot Cocoa Bar. Fill jars and canisters with cocoa, marshmallows, chocolate chips and other essentials for your guest to enjoy all night long.

Who doesn’t love oohing and ahhing at all the pretty holiday lights in the neighborhood. But not everyone has the time to string lights around the house. An easy and equally as pretty solution is to arrange candles (particularly battery-operated ones) and votives in mason jars around the porch. It’s the perfect way to add sparkle while creating a warm and 22 peaceful ambiance.


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YOUR HEALTH b e mind f ul

May I be Happy: A Path to Mindfulness


indfulness seems to be everywhere. We are hearing about it in newspaper articles, magazines, and talk shows. The number of mindfulness apps is in the double digits. Research supports the physical and psychological benefits of a mindfulness practice. Ironically, research also shows there are great numbers of people who want to cultivate mindfulness, but do not. It’s kind of like the lottery; you have to play to win. I know the “hype” about developing a mindfulness practice can be overwhelming. I offer this to you as a simple start. The best way to explain being mindful may be to describe being mindless. Mindless is the concept that all of the on average 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts shooting around your head a day are beyond your control. Take a moment to reflect on your drive into work this morning. Do you remember the quality of sunlight, or lack thereof, on the road or trees? Can you remember the colors of the other cars? What sounds did you hear or scents did you smell? It is typical to go through a familiar task without paying attention. It is natural to spend this time thinking about what you could have said in a conversation yesterday, worrying about the presentation you have this week or if it’s your turn to carpool. Now, think about a moment when you were fully engaged only in that moment - watching your child sleep, listening to the ocean as waves crash on the beach, smelling salt air. Mindfulness is paying attention to a moment with open-minded


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awareness and curiosity. A mindfulness practice helps us realize we have more power over those 80,000 thoughts than we believe. Mindfulness can occur at any moment for any length of time in many forms – the commonality should be the awareness, recognition, and nonjudgmental discernment of the present moment. Research shows three minutes of a mindful practice three times a day has as much positive effect as sitting for 45 minutes once a day. As an experiment, start small. Notice if you are on autopilot, listening to your inner critic, or living in a past story. Observe your relationship to it without judgment. Imagine hitting a pause button – pay attention to your breath, a sound, a sensation in your body for thirty seconds; if your mind wanders (which it will; that is what it is used to doing!) notice the thought without attaching to it and bring yourself back to the anchor of your breath, sound or sensation – then hit the imaginary pause button to restart. Keep adding time as you feel more comfortable. Remember, you have to play to win!  Saumya Kaup was introduced to mindfulness and meditation as a child. She has been a dedicated mindfulness practitioner since 1998. Saumya has extensive experience educating and guiding youth and adults in a wide variety of subjects including mindfulness. She runs a private practice mentoring children as a Mindfulness Coach helping clients transform stress, anger and low self-esteem into calm, confidence, and compassion. She is a certified mindfulness teacher through Mindful Schools and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling beachtobaytimes.com

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culture shock Authentic Peruvian eatery gives new meaning to “fast casual” written by Brittany Lindsey 

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Veggie and Quinoa Stir-Fry 3 oz vegetable oil 1 1/2 cup cauliflower (chopped) 1 1/2 cup zucchini (chopped) 1 1/2 cup potatoes (baby new / red or fingerling potatoes work best — sliced in half or quartered and blanched in boiling water for 8 minutes and then cooled) 3/4 cup roasted red peppers (sliced) 1/2 cup red onion (thinly sliced) 3 cup quinoa (cooked) 6 oz anticucho sauce salt pepper

1. Heat 3 oz vegetable oil 2. sautee cauliflower, red onion and roasted potatoes for about 4 minutes 3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper 4. Add zucchini and cook for an additional 3 minutes 5. Add roasted red peppers and sautĂŠ for an additional 2 minutes 6. Add quinoa and cook until warm 7. Plate 8. Finish / drizzle with anticucho sauce 28

Anticucho Sauce 1/4 cup aji panca paste* 1 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 low sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup roasted garlic 1/4 cup roasted onion 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano 1 cup agave (or honey as substitute) blend all ingredients until smooth

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We love latkes! We love latkes (potato pancakes) for Hannukah, but who has time for peeling, shredding and draining potatoes? Check out this super simple recipe using pre-shredded frozen potatoes.

Directions: Defrost the grated potatoes in a medium-size colander. Press with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Add onion, eggs, salt, pepper and flour. Mixture should be thick and cohesive. Pour about 1/4 inch of oil into a heavybottomed frying pan. Use 2 tablespoons potato mixture. Place in the oil and press into a patty. Fry for about 3 minutes. Flip and fry for another 3 minutes. If pancakes cook too fast, reduce oil’s temperature. If they take longer, turn the oil up so they don’t get soggy. Repeat with remaining potato mixture. Drain latkes on paper towels and serve immediately, or keep warm in a 250º oven on a baking sheet.

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Super Simple Latkes (Potato Pancakes) Ingredients:

1 (30 ounce) bag frozen potatoes (shredded) 1 cup sweet onion, finely diced 2 eggs, beaten salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons flour vegetable oil (for frying) sour cream, as a topping applesauce, as a topping 31

aw shucks!

‘Tis the season for oysters "Chesapeake" means “great shellfish

bay” in the Algonquin Indian language. Anyone who has visited the shores of this vast body of water and tasted its treasures easily understands the name. Historically, native people or colonists would wade into the Chesapeake to collect oysters from the shell beds on which living oyster colonies grow. As the population and the desire for this saline delicacy grew, however, boats became necessary to retrieve oysters from farther out in the water, and soon a way of life was born. Watermen’s communities arose in locations where oyster beds flourished. Oysters were scooped up from the bottom with large tongs so they could be brought to shore and satisfy the public’s gastronomic desires. On a two-acre lease, just a one-minute boat ride from land, sit rows of cages belonging to Bay Shellfish Landing 32

 Written by Christina Williams Company. The oysters inside, relocated from a hatchery once a quarter of an inch long, feed happily on natural occurring bay algae as they grow. This farm method of raising oysters is a relatively new way of bringing the popular bivalve to plates across the Eastern Shore. In Maryland, only a handful of oyster farmers work the coastal bays. By the mid 20th century the practice of dredging had nearly eradicated the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay, threatening the watermen who fished it and health of the bay itself. “One mature oyster can filter up to fifty gallons of water a day,” states Bay Shellfish Landing Company employee and biologist, Jess Baunhofer. While the oysters placed by Bay Shellfish Landing remain in the water, Baunhofer notes, they clean and filter the water, and reduce nitrogen levels—just like their wild cousins farther out in the water. beachtobaytimes.com

Not only does aquaculture contribute to the bay’s health; it allows for a specific quality of oyster to be cultivated. Raised in rows of corresponding size or age, the oysters are continually sorted to ensure specific sizes and shapes remain together. Once ready, a row will be harvested with each oyster shell power washed for a clean appearance. Tumbled in a cylindrical tube during the growth process, the oyster shells have been chipped, and hence developed a consistent shape and a deep cup, meaning more meat inside and a more pleasing appearance on a restaurant table. Baunhofer notes his perfect oyster is a teardrop shaped, deeply cupped, two-and-a-half to three-inch specimen. He sometimes enjoys his oysters smoked with cheese and bacon, but admits his preference is enjoying them in their purest form, raw and unadorned. Carol Morris of the popular Salisbury area Southern Boys Concepts restaurants notes the oysters at Evo Public House come from multiple local companies in season, but their favorite is Sewansecott Oysters from Willis Wharf VA. The Public House offers baked Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Chesapeake, as well as a raw bar in their tasting room. Market Street Inn in Salisbury features an Oyster Imperial appetizer; while the High Spot in Cambridge serves up Buffalo style fried oysters as a starter, and a fried oyster Po Boy as an entree. The variety of oyster dishes available to Eastern Shore diners is only as limited as our cravings for them, it seems. Whether scooped up by watermen whose families have worked the bay waters for generations or carefully cultivated in state leased aquaculture november/december 2015

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oyster facts

Oysters taste better in winter. Two reasons: its harder to keep them cold and fresh in the heat and in summer the bivlaves are sprawning, which gives them a weak and watery flavor. Oysters clean the water. Oysters filter 30-50 gallons of water a day, so not only are they tasty but they are good for the environment.

Oysters are good for you. Oysters are packed full of zinc which gives you lots of energy, can boost your sex drive, ups your immune system, helps rid acne, eases rashes, and makes bones stronger. Oysters help plants grow. Oyster shells are great for helping your garden flourish. They contain calcium, which can improve the soil’s pH balance and add nutrients to the plants.

farms, there is no denying the Eastern Shore is as tied to our Great Shellfish Bay and its bivalve treasures as the long-ago natives who named the span of water that defines our region, our lifestyles--and our food. ď Ž Christina Williams is a novelist, non-fiction writer, and the marketing and public relations director for the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. In her spare time she is an all-star skater and administrative director for the Salisbury Rollergirls. 33

Holiday Libations Impress your guests with this minty martini served with a candy cane as a stir stick.

Candy Cane Martini INGREDIENTS: One shot white creme de mint One shot vodka Splash of simple syrup

DIRECTIONS: Combine above ingredients and shake well with ice. Stir in fresh mint leaves / pour into glass Garnish with a peppermint stick or mini candy cane JUST TRY NOT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS HOLIDAY COCKTAIL!

Recipe courtesy of Jody Wright from The Shark in WOC. 34


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adolfo’s italian restaurant: $$$ l d c ocean city, md oc-adolofos.com 410-289-4001 atlantic hotel: $$$ l d c/f berlin, md atlantichotel.com 410-641-3589 bad monkey: $$ k l d c ocean city, md badmonkeyoc.com 443-856-2885 barn 34: $$ k b l d c ocean city, md barn34.com 410-289-5376 bj’s on the water: $$ k l d ~~~ c ocean city, md bjsonthewater.com 410-524-7575 blacksmith: $$ b l d c/f berlin, md blacksmithberlin.com 410-973-2102 36

key: price range (out of 3) = $$$ kid friendly (play area, menus, ‘laxed atmosphere) = k breakfast = b lunch = l dinner = d entertainment = e waterfront dining = ~~~ casual attire = c fancy/dressy attire = f

de lazy lizard: $$ k l d ~~~ c ocean city, md delazylizard.com 410-289-1122

general’s kitchen: $ k b l c ocean city, md 410-723-0477

dumser’s dairyland: $ k b l d c beach-net.com/dumsers 410-524-1588

harvest moon tavern: $$ k l d c snow hill, md harvestmoontavern.com 410-632-9890

evo: $$ l d c salisbury, md evolutioncraftbrewing. com 443-260-2337

hooked: $$$ l d c/f ocean city, md hookedoc.com 410-723-4665

fager’s island: $$$ k l d ~~~ c/f ocean city, md fagers.com 410-524-5500 fat fish: $ k l d c ocean city, md fatfishoc.com 410-390-5006 fish tales: $$ k l d ~~~ c ocean city, md ocfishtales.com 410-289-0990

irish penny pub: $$ l d c salisbury, md theirishpennypub.com 410-742-0002 kirby’s pub: $$ l d c ocean city, md 410-723-1700 layton’s family restaurant: $ k b l c ocean city, md killerfood.wix.com/ laytonson92 410-524-4200 beachtobaytimes.com

liquid assets bistro and wine bar: $$$ l d f ocean city, md ocliquidassets.com 410-524-7037 macky’s bayside bar and grille: $$ k l d ~~~ c ocean city, md mackys.com 410-723-5565 malia’s café: $ k b l c ocean city, md 443-664-2420 pemberton coffee house: $ k b l c salisbury, md pembertoncoffeehouse. com 443-736-7416 ristorante antipasti: $$ k l d c ocean city, md ristoranteantipasti.com 410-289-4588 ropewalk: $$ k l d ~~~ c ocean city, md ropewalkoc.com 410-524-1009 seacrets: $$ l d ~~~ c ocean city, md seacrets.com 410-524-4900 sobo’s wine beerstro: $$ k l d c soboswinebeerstro.com 410-219-1117 november/december 2015

sunset grille: $$$ k l d ~~~ f ocean city, md ocsunsetgrille.com 410-213-8110

catch 54: $$$ l d ~~~ c/f fenwick island, de catch54.com 302-436-8600

the globe: $$ k b l d c berlin, md globetheater.com 410-641-0784

go fish: $$ k l d c rehoboth beach, de gofishrehoboth.com 302-226-1044

the hobbit restaurant: $$$ l d ~~~ f ocean city, md thehobbitrestaurant. com 410-524-8100

grotto pizza: $ k l d c bethany beach, de grottopizza.com 302-945-6000

the shark: $$$ l d ~~~ c/f ocean city, md ocshark.com 410-213-0924


abbott’s grill: $$ k l d c laurel, de abbottsgrillde.com 302-280-6172 arena’s deli and bar: $$ k b l d c rehoboth beach, de arenasdeliandbar.com 302-227-1272 bethany blues bbq: $$ k l d c bethany beach, de bethanyblues.com 302-537-1500 blue coast seafood grill: $$$ l d ~~~ c bethany beach, de bluecoastseafoodgrill. com 302-539-7111

jimmy’s kitchen: $ k b l c fenwick island, de jimmyzkitchen.com 302-537-2423 matt’s fish camp: $$ l d c bethany beach, de mattsfihcampbethany. com 302-539-2267 ocean view family restaurant: $ k b l d c ocean view, de 302-539-4864 the point coffee house and bake shoppe: $$ k b l c rehoboth beach, de thepointcoffee.com 302-260-9734 the rusty rudder: $$ k b l d c/f dewey beach, de rustyrudderdewey.com 302-227-3888 37

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Staying on the health & fitness track during the hectic holiday season You’re surrounded by family and friends… as well as cookies, cakes and other decadent treats. Extravagant dinners and spiked eggnog are weekly events, but the most important thing to remember during the holiday season is to take care of yourself so you don’t lose sight of your health and fitness goals. Here a few tips to help you stay on track during this wonderful time of the year: yourself a large salad before • Make you go to a dinner party. You can

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use 2 tbsp. of your favorite, allnatural salad dressing and a wide range of produce. Go crazy with variety! The fiber content of the vegetables will keep you satisfied, but will still leave you room to sample treats at the event. Drink hot water with fresh lemon juice each morning and before bed. It helps the body flush out toxins. It also helps your digestive system stay regular, especially during times of overindulgence. Stay hydrated. You may find yourself craving sugar if you are dehydrated. Plan your meals for the entire week, including snacks. If you are unprepared, you are more likely to fall off the wagon. Don’t skip meals. If you “save up” your calories for dinner and dessert, you’ll go overboard. Make sure you eat several meals

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throughout the day to keep your blood sugar stable. You don’t want to be ravenous when faced with four different types of pie. • Offer to bring dishes to events. If you know what ingredients are going into your meals, you’re more likely to stay on track. Try to whip up healthy versions of otherwise unhealthy treats and bring them with you to holiday parties. • Workout in the morning before breakfast. Try a quick Tabata format (twenty seconds of movement followed by ten seconds of rest) of Squat Jumps and Push-Ups (which can be modified by performing the exercise on your knees). Do eight rounds. I promise you’ll feel like you just ran a few miles in under ten minutes. • Participate in local fitness events. There are several run/walk events around Thanksgiving and beyond. Participate as a group with family and friends to stay motivated. 

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Happy Holidays, Baby

hanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year’s Eve...there are a lot of meaningful holidays crammed into the months of November and December. If there’s a new baby in your family things can get out of hand quickly. Before you go overboard with the hoopla of decorating, gift buying, giving, visitors, outings and all things holiday, take a breath and reconsider. While an older child is sure to enjoy all the pandemonium that this time of year can bring, your infant is less likely to be overjoyed and more likely to be overwhelmed. Too many changes to their routine and surroundings is likely to unnerve your little one, and result in crankiness during an already stressful time of year. Keep your holiday season memorable with these tips: Limit the partying, not the merriment. It’s natural to want to show off your beautiful newborn, but seeing too many new faces and hearing a din of unfamiliar voices can overstimulate and intimidate your baby. We’re also entering into flu and cold season and too many people equals too many germs. A better plan is to invite a handful of loved ones over to your abode for a lowkey dinner party instead. Revamp your traditions. Even if you’ve done it since you were a little tyke, trekking out into the snowy woods to cut down the perfect Christmas tree, counting down to midnight in Times Square, or making the 9-hour drive to visit Grandma for Thanksgiving isn’t exactly baby friendly. You can reintroduce these types of traditions once your child is old enough to tolerate and appreciate them, but for now you’d do well to install some new traditions in their place. Think slower and smaller. If you usually host Thanksgiving dinner for your extended family, this might be the year to hand off that torch, or at least pare down and get some help in the kitchen. Likewise, 40

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instead of making the drive to visit numerous relatives, ask that they come to you this year. There are plenty of special little moments that need enjoying instead, like reading a classic story together on Christmas Eve, watching grandparents dote on their grandchildren, and snuggling up to watch the first snowfall. Relish in your downtime, there will be less and less of it as your child grows older. Rein in the gift giving. Time for a reality check. If this is your baby’s first holiday season, not only will they not remember how much you did -- or didn’t -- give them, but an onslaught of too many presents might fail to delight them altogether. Not to mention the unnecessary dent in your wallet. A small toy is more than enough for an infant, considering they’ll get just as much enjoyment out of the paper and boxes as they will out of the toys. Have lots of relatives? Ask that they spread the giftgiving over the course of the entire day (or days). For Hanukkah, consider choosing only one or two days to give presents instead of all eight. And don’t forget to keep safety in mind; ribbons, bows, bags and other choking hazards should be kept out of baby’s reach. Do some pre-holiday legwork. Pack up all of the things your baby no longer fits in, wears, uses or plays with and store them for your next child, drop them off at a local charity, or gift them to a newly pregnant friend. Sentimental? Pack up some of your favorite newborn clothes and send them off to willowcreek.com, who will create a beautiful quilt out of the items and mail it back for you to treasure forever. One last piece of advice: don’t forget to come out from behind the camera from time to time. A baby’s first holiday season can be a magical time for everyone involved, be sure to take part. Happy holidays!  beachtobaytimes.com

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Top left: A PERFECT FACE: bareMinerals breathtaking holiday gifts. Top right: ATLANTIC RETREAT: The Body Dell body oil, scrub and wash. Bottom: HEADLINES SALON: Tigi Bed Head For Men Clean Up Daily Shampoo, Peppermint Conditioner, Matte Separation Workable Wax, and washbag.



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Left: HEART OF GOLD: America’s Coolest Small Kid onesie only found at Berlin’s baby boutique, made in the USA moccasins, and locally made “mama bear” necklace. Right: BUNGALOW LOVE: Fairtrade Guatemalan made from Vintage Huipil’s, and “Love Campaign” tank giving back to the community.

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Alex and Ani: a must have...

by Charlei Baylor

fine jewelry store, The B erlin’s Treasure Chest, started selling

these bracelets about two years ago, yet they still remain extremely popular. Don’t be discouraged by the title of “fine jewelry store”, these bracelets only cost between $28 and $58. “Once you buy one, you keep on coming back,” Treasure Chest owner Terri Sexton said. The bracelets are stackable and can be tailored to individual style, interest, and personality. Buyers sport as few as two or three but some wear nearly 20! Through their Affinity Program, the brand has teamed with multiple organizations for individual design collections. From sports teams, to Greek Life, to Disney, to the five military branches, there’s a collection for you. Every bracelet is said to be infused with positive intention and symbolic energy. “Each design is positively intended to empower the wearer and reflect the unique qualities of the individual. Some pieces carry sentimental meaning; others are talismans of protection, power or intention,” said founder Carolyn Refaelian. “The beauty of each collection is that you are the designer. Mixing symbolic pieces with your own alchemy makes Alex and Ani completely and uniquely yours,” Refaelian said. Each piece is American made with recycled materials. Purchase of the jewelry supports over 30 American based charities like the American Cancer Society, ASPCA, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  november/december 2015


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ART SCENE ROBERT & THERESE FRAKES Husband and wife team, Robert & Therese Frakes take clam shells found on local beaches and put them through a 4-stage polishing process. The result is a beautiful, high gloss finish. Each piece is “one of a kind” and finished with a silver bail. Shapes, sizes, and colors vary greatly.

Our area is home to many incredibly talented and unique artists. We are super excited to feature these local art stars.


Marc Emond is a shop owner and a fulltime artist. His unique vision and sense of humor stand out in his work. He owns Ragamuffin in Ocean City and is the political cartoonist for Ocean City Today. He has been part of the local skateboarding scene since the 80’s and believes art and skating are closely interwoven. Recent influences include travel to Latin America.

Robert & Therese Frakes



DAWN TARR Dawn Tarr is a small town artist who grew up in Public Landing and resides in Snow Hill. Her art work can be found at Bungalow Love in Berlin, Choptank Charlie’s in Cambridge, Dragonfly Galleria in St. Michaels, Horse With No Name Gallery in Chincoteague, and Snapdragon in W. Ocean City.

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(“Breakfast Period”) is a local band born from Salisbury University. Its members, Nate Williams, James Moss, JJ Remo, Kyle Rallyson, and Kobe Boateng are a group of friends between the ages of 19 and 26. Since their first performance in May of 2013, they have produced only good, clean music. “It’s all positive, anything you hear us do is positive,” Williams said. The band remakes songs with the Breakfast. touch, and creates a few of their own. “It helps that our music is clean, so everyone can come. Our pastor and wife and kids can come,” band member, JJ Remo said. “Breakfast. is the coming together of people,” Williams said. “I want people to walk away [from our shows] like ‘that was good, I really enjoyed that.” It’s pretty much the band experience; they want the


If you don’t already recognize the name Dawn Tarr, you soon will. Dawn is a small town artist who grew up in Public Landing and currently resides in Snow Hill, Md. She has loved to paint and draw for as long as she can remember. She found it odd that when friends came over to play in grade school, they did not want to paint as well. She was lucky to have several teachers to validate her passion in art through her middle and high school years. Dawn attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, she has caught the attention of Slash from Guns and Roses, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, Conan november/december 2015

show attendees to have a great time. “We were hungry to play, put on a good show no matter if there are three people in the crowd or not. We just have to go ham,” Williams said. They have played for a variety of venues, bars, band competitions, churches and even weddings! Breakfast. welcomes those who want to be featured on their songs. Artists like Zack Simms, Lake Batcher, Anea Lomax, David Tauler have been featured. “Music is a bonus on top of our friendship, before all this stuff we’re brothers. Everyone up here is happy that everyone else is up here,” Williams said. Breakfast. will hold a benefit concert on November 21, 2015. For more information, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/breakfastperiod. 

O’Brien, Leslie Jordan, and Gretchen Wilson, just to name a few! Dawn became the ‘family artist’ on the Bonnie Hunt show which showcased her paintings regularly on the show. Bonnie Hunt once hosted Shorty Rossi of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss and Dawn took notice. She fell in love with his story and his mission. She found Shorty on Facebook, painted a portrait of his service dog Hercules, posted a picture of the painting to his Facebook page, and within minutes Shorty called Dawn on the phone! Since then, they have teamed up multiple times for fundraisers. He owns countless pieces of Dawn’s art. To read a full Q and A with Dawn head over to Bungalow Love’s facebook page.  47

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winter reads

by Diana Joiner

Readers, unite and rejoice!

It’s finally that time of year when it’s socially acceptable to say to your friends, “Sorry, I can’t make it out tonight. I have some set-in-stone plans to read…heavily.” If you’re like me, you also have a laundry list of books to conquer this winter. For those glorious cozy nights in, here are some winter reading recommendations to cuddle up to if you haven’t already.

For the history buff: The Book Thief by Markus Zusack An amazing perspective and story taking place in Munich, Germany under Hitler’s influence, The Book Thief is incredibly intriguing. Anyone who appreciates historical fiction will love this book. It’s been reviewed as a piece of literature to sit next to The Diary of Anne Frank on your bookshelf. For the thrill-seeker: Anything by Gillian Flynn I first read Gone Girl a few years ago, then read Sharp Objects, and more recently, Dark Places. All are intense page-turners. But be warned, these reads are not for the faint of heart. They’re dark and twisted and flat out AWESOME.

For the love of dogs: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein This read will forever be in my top three no matter what. It’s that genuine of a read. Told through the dog’s perspective, it’s sincere, it’s heart-clenching, and it truly captures the essence of what it’s like to own and love a dog from both viewpoints. It puts Marley and Me to shame. For the music lovers: JAMerica by Peter Conners This book is just downright awesome, featuring bands and musicians that started the jam scene. Chock full of pictures, quotes, and conversations of musicians talking about other musicians, you’ll learn a lot and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to point at a page and say, “Hey! I was there!” It makes me giddy just thinking about it.

A Baltimore native and resident of Ocean City for the past six years, Diana Joiner is a graduate from Salisbury University with a degree in English. After living and teaching English abroad in Thailand for 7 months, she began freelancing as an editor, writer, and proofreader. As an editor, she has one published book in print and e-book copy available on Amazon entitled This Year Will Be Different. www.dianajoiner.com november/december 2015

For the romantic: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen You’ve probably already seen the movie, but like every reader mutually understands, literature is always better. (Thank you, Dr. Burton, my Lit and Film professor at Salisbury, for instilling this opinion into my core.) There are so many plot details and emotions between characters that are portrayed with such deep intensity that the film didn’t have room to do justice. 

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling…but shh) 49

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Wassail your Wallet this Holiday Season


It’s simple: If you don’t have it, don’t spend it!

t’s an easy principle, but one that grows difficult to remember with holiday advertisements, displays, and pressure to buy, buy, buy. Big advertisers know the triggers to make people feel like spending, and the emotional tricks to incite guilt for not doing so. When sentimentality is removed from these potential purchases, however, the core concept of holiday money handling becomes exceedingly practical: If you don’t have it, don’t spend it. In December 2014 Nerdwallet estimated average holiday spending per person in Wilmington, DE was just under $927. Imagine an enthusiastic holiday shopper had placed $927 on a 13% interest rate credit card. Assuming this hypothetical individual has a card minimum payment equaling interest plus 1% of the balance, the minimum payment would be $19.31. Of that, only $9.27 would go to paying down the balance. If only minimum payments were made, the holiday spender would be paying their holiday debt for ninety-four months. By the time those nearly eight years passed, the shopper would have paid $525.99 in interest, bringing the total cost of 2014’s holiday to a penny shy of $1,453. How can this financially devastating pitfall be avoided? Consumers need to be financially prepared. Christmas Club accounts are available at most credit unions, and savings accounts with automatic deposits from checking are easy to set up online. Bonus cash throughout the year can bring in more spending freedom—program rewards, rebates, or side job earnings can be easily put away as they are less likely to be missed when regular monthly financial obligations roll around. 50

For all buyers, shopping lists need to be made reasonable. For the vast majority of people it is simply not financially feasible to give a present to every friend and relative. Most loved ones understand this, and may even be relieved to be free of the reciprocal financial burden. However, if a person is stuck in a situation where extended family expects gifts at their gatherings, try making it a “children only” giving event. If the adults feel left out, drawing names from a hat will at least pull back the obligation to a single additional gift. Other methods to reduce costs include: setting price limits and adhering to them, gifting with baked goods instead of purchased items, or potluck gatherings or volunteering together in the community will place the focus on being together with friends and family rather than on material items. For those individuals for whom a present is considered necessary, again: budget. Teaching children to select three top items from their list will help them understand priorities and sharpen critical decision-making skills. The holiday season can be a stressful one, even for the most prepared. If financial pictures are understood and budgets are adhered to, sharing the holiday spirit with loved ones will herald a happy giving time, and not a new year buried in debt.  Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to teaching age-appropriate financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to K-12 students in our area. Through enthusiastic volunteers and charitable donations from individuals and businesses, JAES continues its mission to making a difference in our future communities today. To date, JAES has reached over 6,500 students across the shore. www.easternshoreja.org beachtobaytimes.com

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Second Saturday Festival in Cambridge High Street, Poplar Street, and Race Street Saturday, November 14 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cambridge, MD Second Saturday Festival in Cambridge High Street, Poplar Street, and Race Street Saturday, December 12 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cambridge, MD Delmar

Delmarva Model Railroad Club Annual Holiday Open House Camelot Hall Saturday, November 28 - Sunday, November 29 Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Delmar, DE Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub. org or call 302-856-9250 or 410-543-8077


5th Annual Cocoa Crawl Downtown Rehoboth Beach Friday, November 6 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rehoboth Beach, DE www.downtownrehoboth.com Annual Holiday Fair Henlopen Acres Campus Saturday, November 7 – Sunday, November 8 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rehoboth Beach, DE www.rehobothartleague.org 2nd Annual Poker Crawl Downtown Rehoboth Beach Sunday, November 8 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Rehoboth Beach, DE www.downtownrehoboth.com Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Various locations and times Saturday, November 7 – Sunday, November 15 Rehoboth Beach, DE www.rehobothfilm.com/festival.html

Delmarva Model Railroad Club Annual Holiday Open House Camelot Hall Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 6 Saturday: just keep 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm shucking! Delmar, DE chincoteague’s Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub. oyster festival org or call 302-856-9250 or 410-543-8077 52


26th Annual Holiday Fair – Fine Craft Show Henlopen Acres Sunday, November 8 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rehoboth Beach, DE www.rehobothartleague.org Lung Force Walk Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Saturday, November 14 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rehoboth Beach, DE Visit www.lungforce.org/walk or call 302-737-6414 for more info 55th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade Church Street Friday, December 4 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bethany Beach, DE “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” Possum Point Players at Possum Hall Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6 & Friday, December 11 – Sunday, December 13 Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm Lewes, DE www.possumpointplayers.org Lewes in Bloom Christmas Market St. Peter’s Church and Zwaanendael Park Saturday, December 5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Lewes, DE www.lewesinbloom.com

happy hannukah! the festival of lights begins on sunday, december 6.

Christmas Tour of Lewes a lotaround of dragons commandeering a Homes Lewes & Lewes dragon boat. lewes dragon boat festival Historic Complex Saturday, December 5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Lewes, DE Visit historiclewes.org or call 302-6457670 for tickets and more info Lewes Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Zwaanendael Park Saturday, December 5 (Rain date: December 12) 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Lewes, DE www.leweschamber.com It’s Good To Be First On Front! – Delaware Day Front Street Monday, December 7 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lewes, DE 302-645-0576

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20 Annual Beebe Holiday of Lights Beebe Healthcare Lawn Wednesday, December 16 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Lewes, DE www.beebefoundation.org www.beebehealthcare.org or call 302-644-2900 for more info Slam Dunk To The Beach Cape Henlopen High School Sunday, December 27 – Tuesday, December 29 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Lewes, DE www.slamdunktothebeach.com

Easton, MD

Friday Morning Artists as Friends Open House Calico Gallery at LeHatchery Saturday, November 14 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Easton, MD www.lehatchery.gallery Holiday Home: Decorating During the Holidays Talbot County Public Library, Easton Branch Tuesday, November 24 1:30 pm Easton, MD 410-226-5184 Kathy Mattea Songs and the Seasons Avalon Theatre Friday, December 4 1:30 pm Easton, MD 410-822-0345 Ridgely, MD

Holiday Wreath Sale Adkins Arboretum Saturday, December 5 enter to win 8:00 pm a $50 Culture Ridgely, MD Authentic Eatery 410-634-2847 gift card! See Candlelight Caroling Adkins Arboretum Saturday, December 12 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ridgely, MD 410-634-2847 54

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Newark, MD

Holiday Open House 8545 Newark Road Friday, December 11 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Newark, MD 410-632-2382 Wallops Island, VA

For more information on events at Wallops Island, visit www.nasa.gov/ content/wallops-visitor-center/publicprograms or call 757-824-2297 Toddler Story Time NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 7 11:00 am – 11:30 am Wallops Island, VA Model Rocket Launch NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 7 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wallops Island, VA Space Racers Activity NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 14 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Wallops Island, VA What’s Up at Wallops NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 14 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wallops Island, VA Puppet Show NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 21 11:00 am – 11:30 am Wallops Island, VA Space Station Saturdays NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 21 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wallops Island, VA Toddler Craft Time NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 28 11:00 am – 11:30 am Wallops Island, VA Science on a Sphere Presentation NASA WFF Visitor Center Saturday, November 28 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wallops Island, VA

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Choptank, Potrait of a Chesapeake River Salisbury Univeristy Henson Hall 243 Wednesday, November 4 7:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-8105 Too Close For Comfort (Not Viewers But Users) Salisbury University Perdue Hall 153 Thursday, November 5 5:30 pm Salisbury, MD 410-548-2547 Paint Nite benefitting Women Supporting Women EVO Brewery Thursday, November 5 7:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-260-2337 New Music Salisbury Salisbury Univeristy Great Hall Thursday, November 5 7:30 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-6228 Locals Jam with The Larks Headquarters Live! Thursday, November 5 Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-358-5329 56

Fall Dance Showcase Salisbury Univeristy Halloway Hall Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, November 8 Thursday – Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-6000 Life Shouldn’t be a Gamble Quarter Auction Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company Friday, November 6 Doors at 5:00 pm, Auction begins at 6:30 pm Parsonsburg, MD Call 410-430-2349 for tickets Trapt ft. First Decree, Adakain, and Modern Day Addiction Headquarters Live! Friday, November 6 Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-358-5329 beachtobaytimes.com

2015 Delmarva Council, BSA Duty to God and Country Prayer Breakfast Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Wednesday, November 11 7:15 am Salisbury, MD www.dmvc.org/dtg Talley’s Folly Salisbury Univeristy Black Box Theatre Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15 Thursday – Saturday 8:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-6228 Exhibit: 53rd Semi-Annual Senior Exhibitions: Graphic Design Salisbury University University Gallery (Fulton Hall) Friday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 24

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The Fabulous Hubcaps Dinner and Performance in Honor of The Delmar Public Library’s 75th Anniversary Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Friday, November 13 Doors 5:30 pm, Dinner from 6:00 pm 7:30 pm, Music 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Salisbury, MD Purchase tickets by calling 302-8469894 Women Supporting Women’s The Magic of Hope Dinner Dove Pointe Friday, November 13 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Salisbury, MD www.womensupportingwomen.org or cindy@womensupportingwomen.org

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Silvertung Concert Headquarters Live! Saturday, November 14 Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-358-5329 TobyMac This is Not a Test Tour Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Sunday, November 15 Begins at 7:00 pm Salisbury, MD Visit www.wicomicociviccenter.org/ events-listings/tobymac-this-is-nota-test-tour or call 410-548-4911 for tickets Flashdance the Musical line for linganore’s Wicomico Youth & Civic Center wine tentNovember at the Tuesday, 17 autumnatwine Begins 7:30festival pm Salisbury, MD Visit www.wicomicociviccenter.org or call 410-548-4911 for tickets Brown Box Theatre: Lab Rats! Headquarters Live!

Thursday, November 19 Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm Salisbury, MD 443-358-5329 3rd Friday Downtown Salisbury Historic Downtown Salisbury Friday, November 20 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salisbury, MD www.3rdFridaySby.com Battle of the Bayside Bands Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Friday, November 20 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Salisbury, MD Visit www.wicomicociviccenter.org for tickets Yellow Dubmarine Headquarters Live! Saturday, November 21 Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-358-5329 Oysterfest EVO Brewery Saturday, November 28 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Salisbury, MD 443-260-2337 Rails Across Delmarva Salisbury Univeristy Nabb Gallery Through Friday, December 4 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-6312



Exhibit: 53rd Semi-Annual Senior Exhibitions: Fine Arts Salisbury University University Gallery (Fulton Hall) Friday, December 4 – Tuesday, December 15

Broadway in Salisbury: Cirque Dreams Holidaze Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Thursday, December 8 Salisbury, MD Visit www.BroadwayinSalisbury.com

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-548-2547

Holiday Jubilee Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Wednesday, December 9 Begins at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm Salisbury, MD Visit www.wicomicociviccenter.org or call 410-548-4911 for tickets

Awards Reception: Friday, December 11

Silver Bells Holiday Quarter Auction Salisbury Univeristy Ward Museum Saturday, December 5 5:00 pm Salisbury, MD 410-742-4988 Voices and Brass Herald the Holidays Salisbury Univeristy Halloway Hall Saturday, December 5 7:30 pm Salisbury, MD 410-543-6000

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Wicomico Street Winter Festival Boardwalk (inlet – 27th Street) Saturday, November 7 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ocean City, MD John Ford Coley Concert Ocean City Performing Arts Center Wednesday, November 7 8:00 pm Ocean City, MD 410-289-2800

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Worcester County Humane Society’s Annual Give Paws & Thanks Raffle Captain’s Galley II Thursday, November 12 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Ocean City, MD Purchase tickets via savinganimals@ worcestercountyhumanesociety.org or call 410-213-0146

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Feathers in Focus Photo Shoot Pocomoke River State Park Saturday, November 14 1:00 pm Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2566 Greek Cooking Demonstration 307 N Washington Street Saturday, November 14 2:00 pm Snow Hill, MD 410-632-3495 Jewelry Show Bishop’s Stock Saturday, November 14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Berlin, MD 410-632-3555 Winterfest of Lights Northside Park, 125th Street Thursday, November 19 – Sunday, January 3 Sunday – Thursday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Ocean City, MD Brown Box Theatre: Lab Rats! Ocean City Center For The Arts Friday, November 20 – Monday, November 23 7:30 pm Ocean City, MD 410-524-9433

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