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Saturday, July 31, 10am-5pm Celebrate the Bay’s people, traditions, food, and music. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations by regional craftspeople, boat rides, crabs, BBQ chicken, beer, Bay stories and films, and music from the New Gospelites, Celtic Traditions, and Arty Hill.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

St. Michaels, Maryland 410-745-2916 •

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uly is real summer. We have begun to figure out the wisdom of carrying a mug of morning coffee into the garden before heading into work, rather than sloshing it down your front on the way down the driveway. It is grasping the notion of exiting the office when there is still a nice chunk of day above the horizon. Everyone is far too busy these days. People rattle off the litany of projects pinning them to their desks as if it is just them scrabbling for breath from under the biggest pile. Why are we all running so fast and where are we going? True- I am one of the worst, but trust me, I am focused on closing early and at least working from the front porch when I can. The economy is the devil that drives us forward, but what else? All the electrical gadgets and threads tugging at our frayed sleeves? What about our own slave-driver-selves and the day we pencil in? Has the norm for a “days work” slid up to a day.5 processed in standard day time? Alas I have no answers, but to remember to cut through the garden on your way to the next thing. Take a “sun”day and go to the beach. Jump in the pool at midnight. Invite your neighbors over for croquet and watermelon. Gather on Sunday afternoons with wonderful friends under shade trees with cool drinks and tasty fingerfood. That is the concept of weekend. Summer is the theory of free time between spring and fall. Sunshine, Daydream- Time to celebrate an afternoon at home reading by the window open to a bay breeze. Vacation is wherever you take time to sit. So pull up a chair and take a load off- Dana Simson

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SING! Bay Country Barbershop, Mondays 6pm. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St., Easton, 410-822-0952 Sweet Adelines,Mondays 7-9pm. Makermie Hall, N. Division St., Salisbury. 410-749-1194 WRITE: The Writers’ Bloc, meets 3rd Sat. 1- 3pm, Wicomico Library, Room 3, Salisbury. 410-641-3450 PHOTO: Eastern Shore Camera Clubs: Salisbury; Pocomoke Room, GUC, SU campus. Workshop/Meetings at 7:30pm 2nd & 4th Tues., Easton area; 7pm-9pm, 1st and 3rd Mondays. Wye Oak Room, Talbot County Com. Ctr.. Workshops TOTS: Nature Tales & Craft for Tots; 10-11,1st & 3rd Wed., The Ward Museum lobby, Salisbury. 410-742-4988 x104 DANCE:1st/Sat. Ballroom Dances 7pm-YMCA, Peachblossom Rd. Easton. 7-8 pm Early bird instruction. Main dance 8-10:30. $12. All ages! 410-822-0566 TRIVIA: Wednesdays 7pm. Night Cat, 5 Goldsboro St., Easton.


LECTURE: 3rd Wed., 7:30pm $6/per; Pemberton Park, Ed. Ctr.


GENEOLOGY LUNCH The Dorchester County Historical Society (6/16) 3rd Wed./month.1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge. 410-228-7953 MEETINGS:Lyme Disease meetings; last Mondays, 6:30 pm, Greater Salisbury Building, next to WMDT-TV, in downtown Salisbury. 410-749-LYME International Women’s Club 6:30, location TBA. Informal dinner & presentation. RSVP to

Silent Peace Vigil Sundays, 2- 3pm Rte13 & College Ave, Salisbury, Signs available. If inclement weather call: 410-546-1466 410-749-1792



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small town fun just off rt 13 15 min. south of Salisbury

somerset county arts council & maryland state arts council

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Manokin River Park . Princess Anne, MD

for more info: 410.968.2787, 410.422.1994 .

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7 1st Friday*Easton 5- 9pm, 7 1st Friday *Chestertown 5pm-8 7 1st Friday* Snow Hill 5-8pm 410-632-3555 7 1st Friday * Ocean City 410-524-9433 14 2nd Friday* Berlin, 5pm-8pm. 443-735-0957 15 2nd Saturday *Cambridge; Downtown. 15 2nd Saturday *Chincoteague; 6-10 pm 21 3rd Friday * Salisbury 5-8pm 410-860-0657 21 4rd Friday * Crisfield 5-8pm 410-860-0657 walk around downtown: our historic downtowns open

their doors with art openings, music, performances, special offers and more. Take advantage of a lovely summer evening for a stroll to get some ice cream, support local businesses and greet your neighbors.


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BEACH FUN! *Family Olympics; Tuesdays, free, 6:30 -8:30pm. Beach at 27th St., OC, MD *Movies on the Beach Mondays & Fridays, 27th& Beach, OC.MD. Free. Bring a blanket. Games: 7:30pm. Movie: 8:30pm 800-626-2326. *Bonfires Wednesdays, 7:30-11pm, bring chairs. Dagsboro St. & Beach, Dewey Beach HISTORY Black Music Month Celebration 9-4, Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover. Program runs 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free 302-744-5055 BINGO! *Tuesdays; Cambridge Elks Lodge, Lodge Rt. 50, 5pm*Saturdays 7pm Trappe VFD. 4001 Powell Ave. 25 games. *Fridays. Open 6:30/games7:30pm. Easton Vol. Fire Dept.,

410-221-6044 410-822-4848

WALKS: *Cambridge: Costumed Docent; 11-noon. From Long Wharf. $fee. *Blackwater Refuge: check times, from Visitor’s Ctr. *Adkins Arboretum: Guided walks, 11-12, Visitor’s Ctr. Saturdays. $ 
410-634-2847 SINGLES Delmarva Singles 1st Wed., age 50+, 6 pm potluck, Salisbury Chamber. 302-846-3138 ASK Activities Singles Klub, meets 2nd Wed., 6pm, Denny’s, Easton, Rte 50 410-745-2797 MUSIC: *Jam Thursdays.6pm-Eastern Shore Brewing. 605 S. Talbot St., St. Micheals. 410-745-8010 *Riverwalk Arts & Jazz Series 4th Saturday 11-9pm

PLAY: Delmarva Scrabble Club 1st & 3rd Mon. Barnes & Noble, Salisbury. All levels of players welcome. Free! The Chess Club 2&4th Wed., St Michaels Com. Ctr. 1-3pm. Novice to expert. Intro Chess/age 8+ 3-4:30pm each Wed. 410-745-6716 TOURS; Poplar Hill Mansion 1-4pm, 1&3rd Sun., Salisbury. 410-749-1776


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Elmer Ruark, writing in 1938 about Snow Hill, reported that “Herbert Kaufman, a well known writer who formerly spent his summers at Ocean City, said that he had traveled the world over, but he had never found a street with the atmosphere of Federal Street. The quiet peace and the enticing beauty of this shaded avenue, flanked by broad lawns and masses of flowers, can not be put on paper. . . . The shade trees invite you to linger, and the flower gardens actually smile - as if they were trying to say


Summer IS the perfect time for a leisurely stroll along Snow Hill’s tree-shaded sidewalks, while peeking at delightful gardens and flowers along the way. Birds and dragonflies tease napping cats as wise gardeners seek a shady spot to work. Grab a hat and walking shoes and come to Snow Hill! Relax, enjoy - and don’t be surprised if the 1938 smile and greeting is repeated in 2010.

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2 Artist in Residence Show Ken Castelli, Tangier History Museum, Tangier Island, VA. 4-6 p.m. 302-234-1660, 8-July ST. MICHAELS MUSEUM ANTIQUE QUILTS EXHIBIT,

Rare Quilts,quilting tools.


-25 Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show1st Fri. reception 7/2, 5-7pm Art League of OC, 94th St., OC.MD. 410-524-9433 2-0ct 24 DDOA Award Winners at Biggs Museum. 406 Federal Street in Dover, Free. 302-674-2111 1-30 Artist Choice Worcester Arts Councilreception 6/11 5pm-7pm. Jefferson St., Berlin, MD. 410-641-0809 8/29 Volunteer Art, 14 - July 18: Art and the Animal. 7/23-9/26 No Idle Hands: Discovering the Domestic Arts of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Reception 7/23, 5-7:30pm. Domestic activities on the Eastern Shore; quilting, knitting& other fiber arts, herb gardening, home canning. Ward Museum. Mon-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5 Fee$. 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury 410-742-4988 -Oct. Bloodletting Historical Medicine; Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD Tues-Sat: 10-4pm, Sun: 1-4pm: . 410-632-0515 -15 The Annual Members’ Exhibition Easton Academy of the Arts, 106 South St., call for hrs. 410-822-2787

Just Folks Exhibit Somerset County Arts: Mon.-Sat. 10- 2pm. 26430 Burton Ave., Crisfield, 410-968-2787 3-26 Young People’s Art Show:. 321 High St., Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge, at Main Street Gallery. recept. 6/12 6-8pm. Open Fri. & Sat., 11am-4pm. 410-228-7782


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FUN stuff to do all week long!

SUNDAYS: 7:30pm. Summer Band Concerts The Salisbury Community Band from the historic City Park Bandstand, Salisbury, MD. (Zoo-park) 410-742-7437 Sundaes in the Park. 6-8pm. Northside Park, 127th St. & Bay, OC.MD. Bring a chair & blanket, enjoy Live music. Create your own ice cream sundae for a small fee. Children’s entertainment 800-626-2326. MONDAYS: Movies on Beach. July 5 - Shrek 2
• July 12 - Bee Movie
• July 19 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
• July 26 - Surf’s Up. 8:45 PM (Dusk) at Dagsworthy St. & beach. Dewey Beach. TUESDAYS: Family Olympics on the Beach. 6:30pm-8:30pm.Contests for all ages. Beach at 27th St., 800-626-2326 Tuesday Sunset Concerts, Sunset Park at S. Division St. Bayside 7-9pm, Ocean City’s newest park. 410-250-0125. WEDNESDAYS: SUMMER OC Beach Concerts. Free live entertainment (except 7/28) 8-9:30. bring chair/blanket. N. Divison St., OC. MD 800-626-2326. THURSDAYS Bonfires On The Beach Sit beside the bonfire & learn interesting facts, history & fun things to do in Ocean City. 9pm. N. Division St. & the Beach, OC.MD SATURDAYS, 11am. Guided Walks thru November, 11 a.m. meet at Visitor’s Center, approx. 1 hour. Dress for outdoors. Easy terrain. Ridgely, MD. 410-634-2847 FRIDAY; Cinema by Starlight Easton, FREE Outdoor Movies, Fridays July & August at dusk, Harrison St. & Brewer’s Ln. , Rain location - Avalon Theatre,, 410-822-7299 WEEKENDS 7pm- Friday& Saturday. ChincoteagueVolunteer Fireman’s Carnival, Chincoteague Island, VA. Rides, games, food, live entertainment, raffles, and much more. Fun for the whole family. Benefits Fire Dept. ANYTIME: Take a Tour of Oxford’s 2010 Picket Fences, painted by 18 local artists, on display until mid-September. Pick up a map, take a 1.8 mile walking tour of the fences.


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3 4th at the Furnace

Picnic, kid’s activities, live entertainment, Furnace Town, Snow Hill. 410-632-2032

3 Big Band on the River

ST. MICHAELS. 7-10pm Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) Tolchester Beach Bandstand. The Rhythm Doctors perform. Fireworks over the Miles River. $tickets. 410-745-2916

2 BBQ Chicken Dinner Sale $8 carry out, 12-8pm, Sturgis Park, Snow 3 Band & Ice Cream Hill. Benefit Rotary Club, 410-632-2080 6 : 30pm 4th Patriotic Band Concert and Ice Cream Social. Town of Onancock, VA. 2010 EASTON CARNIVAL 757-302-0388 Rides, food, games & fun. T-F 6-11pm. Sat. & Sun. 4-11pm. 410-820-8822 3 Bird Banding Demonstrations FREE. 9-11am Meet at The Nature Con2 Lecture . John Amrhein servancy’s Nassawango Creek Nature “The Voyage Of La Galga, 1750” Preserve. Pre-register. 7pm Bateman Visitor Center on the Ref410-742-4988 uge. Chincoteague Free after 6pm . 757-336-6122 2 Free Outdoor Concert

Love Seed Mama Jump 7:30-9:30pm Community Center, The Villages of Five Points, Lewes

2 Cinema by Starlight

EASTON, Jurassic Park, Harrison St. & Brewer’s Ln. , 410-822-7299

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4 Ice Cream Social & Raptor Show,

2pm, Pocomoke River State Park, $3 fee, 410-632-2566

4 FREE Skipjack Sails

Nathan of Dorchester, celebrate both the nation’s and the Nathan’s birthdays. Noon & 1 p.m., Long Wharf, Cambridge.

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KABOOM! the easternshore lights up

2 3Theoxford , Tred Avon Yacht Club begins at dusk, watch from Strand. Raindate - July 5. 3Clubst. michaels dusk, in the open field bordered by Yacht Road, N. Talbot Street, and Perry Cabin Drive. Rain date July 5th.

snow hill Town’s 4th of July Display, Dusk, Sturgis Park, Snow Hill, 410-632-2080

This year boaters, seat-dwellers and those strolling along Talbot Street area or in the harbor will have full view of the fireworks display.

4Vintage easton 4pm / Carnival and local vendors – open for business. baseball team, The Fair Plays, will challenge a team TBD on the carnival grounds. 6-7:15pm: The Shades, 7:15 – 7:45pm: Patriotic Program, 8-9:15pm: XPD’s. Dusk: Fantastic FIREWORKS!!! Raindate 5th., 410-822-7299


ocean city Free concert begins at 8pm, followed by fabulous fireworks at 9:30pm. N. Division St. & the Beach; & 127th St. Northside Park. Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy the evening beside the ocean on the beach or enjoy the uptown event at Ocean City’s Northside Park recreation area., 800-626-2326


chincoteague, va 10pm. Carnival Grounds, Chincoteague Island,VA 757-336-6161

4 crisfield 9pm Freedom Fest! Rain Date 5th.7pm-10pm

Somers Cove Marina - Crisfield, MD. Independence Day Celebration. $5public/veterans FREE.
6pm Military Appreciation Program
7:15pm “Bird Dog & the Road Kings.” Bring a chair or blanket. Kid’s activities, fly over, food & more. 800-782-3913



4TH OF JULY! Easton’s 4th of July Celebration


Independence Day Sunday, July 4th Schedule 4pm – carnival & local non-profit food vendors open 6:00 – 7:15pm: The Shades Band 7:15 – 7:45pm: Patriotic Program 8:00 – 9:15: The XPD’s Band Dusk: Fantastic FIREWORKS!!! 2010 Carnival Hours of Operation: Tuesday, June 29 – Friday, July 2 - 6pm - 11pm Saturday, July 3 & Sunday, July 4 - 4pm - 11pm

The carnival grounds are located off Marlboro Road extended, behind the TARGET Store in Waterside Village. This is the work of the Avalon Foundation. Special thanks to Sponsors and supporters:

Koon’s Easton Toyota, Shore Health System, Easton Bank & Trust , Aqua Pools & Spas



This Summer it’s all about the Stoltz!

5 Shrek 2 8:30pm. Bring chairs-on the

Stoltz Listening Room

beach.Dagsworthy St./ Dewey Beach, DE. 302-227-2233

(60-seat capacity) The finest in music & comedy! Handcrafted beers & fine wines served.

7/9 Stubby Knuckles w/ Mark Smith $15 . Foot stompin’ piano blues!

7/10 Rebecca Pronsky (9pm) $15 . Catchy singer/songwriter from NYC

7/11 Blip Blip Bleep

$15 . High-energy electro/indie-pop project based out of Brooklyn, NY

6 Woodcarving Club (also 7/20) Carve & learn, must be members /museum. 4-7pm. Ward Museum , 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury 410-742-4988 7 Children’s Heritage Craft

Julia A. Purnell Museum, 1-3pm, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515

4 FREE Skipjack Sails Nathan of Dorchester, celebrating the nation’s and the Nathan’s birthdays. Noon & 1 p.m., Long Wharf, Cambridge.

7/15 Comedy @ the Stoltz: Featuring Aparna Nancherla,

3 Movies on the Dock

7/30 Kings of Crownsville

7 Book Signing Jim Clark “Between

Mike Way & Ahmed Huidobro $20

$15 .“A drinking blues band with a jazz problem.”

8/6 The Cousins

$20 . Deft acousic guitar fingerpicking and folk-based jams

Tickets 410.822.7299 Easton box office or

Free. Crisfield City Dock
“Independence Day”
Bring lawn chair & blanket. Ocean and Bay - A Photographic Record”, South Dorchester Folk Museum, Church Creek, MD.


EASTON....Indoor exhibits, livestock, 4-H Club, Market Hog Show, Food, Amusement Rides, Exhibit Area and Barnyard Talbot Agricultural Center, 10659 Hiners Ln. Easton. 410-822-8007


8-11 Antique Steam & Gas Machines

ANNUAL TUCKAHOE STEAM & GAS SHOW Wheat Threshers, Shingle Sawing, Steam powered Saw Mill, Gas powered Saw Mill, Rock Crushing, Colonial Crafts, Blacksmithing, Antique Cars and Trucks, Steam Models, Rural Life Museum, and Machine Shop. Flea market & Craft Vendors, Train Rides, Food. Show grounds located 5 miles north of Easton on Route 50. $6 adults, children under 12 FREE. 410-822-9868


“celebrating local traditions and contemporary cuisine”

Pink Panther. FREE Outdoor Movies, Fridays in July & August at dusk, Harrison St. and Brewer’s Ln. Easton , Rain location - Avalon Theatre, 410-822-7299

104 w. green street, snow hill , maryland

9 AMERICAN VIOLET Film/ discussion. Based on a true story, a 24-year-old mother of four is unjustly prosecuted in a large-scale drug case. 6PM Unitarian Fellowship 2812 Old OC Rd. Salisbury


9 250th Birthday Ice Cream Social La Grange Plantation and the Meredith House 7 pm. Music, tours, refreshments. 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge. 410-228-7953 9-11 OC Tuna Tournament

Come see over 100 boats weigh in large tuna in hopes of winning over $500,000 in cash. Weigh-ins Fri.& Sat., 4-7:30pm.; Sun., 4-7pm OC Fishing Center, off Rt. 50 & Inlet Isle Ln. 800-322-3065


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10 Taste of Cambridge & Crab Cook-off. 5-10pm. Free . Annual event celebrates the blue crab. Music, contests, food. Tickets.$25 required for taste-off, 5:00-7:30. Race and Poplar Streets, Cambridge. 443-477-0843 10 Summer Concert Series

AVALON FOUNDATION; Chopteeth - Afro Funk Big Band. 7pm on Washington St. Easton, Rain venueAvalon Theatre, 410-822-7299

10 Captain Craig Swim

reversible magnetic bib $16. giraffe toy/teether $24.

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5pm. Open to the public, competitors swim a measured mile with the prevailing current to a finish line located at 13th Street . Awards presented. Commemorative t-shirt included with registration. Ginny Craig half-mile swim also available. Registration fee, begins at 5 p.m. 14th St on the Beach, OC.MD. 410-289-7556

10 Family Lawn Concert

1-5pm. Local musicians will perform variety of light classical and folk music. BYO picnic. Donations for local non-profit(s).Golden Quarter Farm, Assateague Road, Berlin. 410-629-0446

10 Annual Children’s Pet Fair

10am, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Youth under 18 may enter their favorite pet in the dog or miscellaneous categories and compete for trophies and bragging rights. Please register in advance 410-548-4900 ext. 108


10 Canoe Joust Pocomoke River, 11am Sturgis Park, Snow Hill, fee for teams. 443-235-3300. 11 Lawn Concert 6pm

The Timmons Family, Calvin B Taylor House, Berlin

11 Somerset Street Art Show

Movies showtime 7pm weekends

17 Second Annual Jesse’s Paddle,

Check out our Theater Academy

4-8pm. Local Artists sell their work. Somerset Street, OC,MD. 410-524-9433 paddle the Pocomoke River for a good cause, 5:00pm, Pocomoke River Canoe Company, Snow Hill, 410-632-3971

17 Dog Days Parade

Pocomoke Pooch Parade with Prizes, Food, Fun, for ALL of the Family including your four legged friend! Call for Application: 410-957-1919

17 5th Annual Music for the Hungry

This musical showcase benefits the Foodbank on the Eastern Shore. Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Salt Water Cowboys. 757- 787-8558

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17 Jazz at Bordeleau

5:30 - 10 pm Celebrating 30 years of Coastal Hospice Care. Music, wine, and art at Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery in Eden, MD. 410-742-8732

18 Rod Stewart Tribute

3-5pm, Free. Somerset Plaza, OC.MD. 410-289-7739

23 103 Market St., Pocomoke, Maryland


SALISBURY’S 8:30 am-7 pm Mon-Fri. am-5 pm Sat. BOUTIQUE 1147 9Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, Maryland PHARMACY 4 1 0 - 6 7 7 - 0 7 0 7 feel good things of all kinds!

Cute kid stuff! Gift registry, skin & beauty care, unique things for you & yours... lifestyle gifts, candles & room scents, toys, stuffed animals, custom designs & accessories. PLUS: curbside pick-up from our pharmacy. 24

Build a charm bracelet one memory at a time.

19-25 Plein Air- Easton!

Painters tackle Talbot County, 21-22 they paint Easton. Fri., July 23 – Plein Air-Easton! Collector’s Preview Party, $benefit. Come watch the talent capture the beauty of Talbot County and Easton- you might even purchase a painting! 410-822-7297

24 Young Artists Plein Air

10 - 2pm - Quick Draw Competition, Exhibit/ Sale in downtown Easton. 25, 10am – 4pm 410-822-7297

19 Birdies for the Bay

Infamous golf tournament returns this year with lots of good prizes, food, drinks. Registration is required. Benefit Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, Queenstown, MD. 10 am. 410-827-6694

B u i l d a c ha r m b race l e t o n e m e m o r y a t a t i m e.

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30400 Mount Vernon Road, Princess Anne Thousands of charms in silver and gold. Ask to see our catalog.

Open Tues.-Fri. 10-6 Sat. 9-2 Closed Sun. & Mon.

19 Free Day, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, 10am-5pm, Snow Hill., 410-632-2032 21 Children’s Heritage Craft

Julia A. Purnell Museum, 1-3pm, Snow Hill. 410-632-0515

21 Gov. J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake Sponsored by the Crisfield Area

Chamber of Commerce
12:30- 4:30pm
$45 All-you-can-eat-and-drink SEAFOOD FEAST!



22-25 Musical Clear Space Productions 23-25 Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

presents Irving Berlin at his best. Catch 9am, Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive, your favorites in this sharp shootin’ musical. Chincoteague, VA. Largest arts & crafts show on the ESof VA! 757-894-2334 22-26 Powerboat Race 

Check out the thrills ‘n spills on the Choptank River at 24 Evening Paddle, 7-9pm, Pocomoke River the special 100th anniversary of this Ameri- State Park, Snow Hill, fee, 410-632-2566 can Powerboat Association-sanctioned world class of inboard hydroplane and 26 Jesus at the Beach Music & Ministry flat-bottom boats race. Festival Christian praise, drama, dance, music & worship. Baptism in the ocean. Mon.-Wed., 10 am-1 at 23 KUNDUN Film & discussion. From Convention Center; 7-10pm on beach. 40th St./ Bay, director Martin Scorsese, an Oscar-nominat- OC.MD. 410-289-1296 ed biopic about the life of the Dalai Lama. 6pm Unitarian Fellowship 2812 Old OC Rd. 24,25 Craft & Vendor Show Salisbury 9am-4pm.Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway Easton. Entrance fee. 410-770-8050


The Lo st Fam ily Co nn e ct io n!

With our busy schedules; running here and there we often forget to stop and share a moment with our family. Opposite work schedules, coordinating sibling sports events or practices can be stressful and time consuming. Over scheduling has become a real family concern in America. When we don’t have time to connect we lose ourselves, our attachment, concern and basic communication with the very ones we love the most.

ask angela

One solution, holding family meetings or a family fun night. Why? Research shows that holding regular family meetings reconnects family members, allowing a sense of belonging. It also opens communication, builds concern and cooperation with each other. In addition it’s a time to share, problem solve, negotiate, and build mutual respect, and helps build accountability. Research also shows that regular family meeting/ fun nights increases academic achievement, school attendance, lowers incidents of drug or alcohol use, and promotes a more positive peer group. Family meetings can turn into family fun nights. Rotating the family meeting with a family fun night keeps it interesting. Each member may take turns in choosing the activities or topics of discussion. Some suggestions for easy, low to no cost games, activities or outings. 1- A wilderness walk, go for a bike ride. 2- Eat dinner together. 3- Art night, painting, coloring, noodle art, tie-dying, or collages to name a few. 4- Baking or cooking. 5- Board games. 6- Pick a Movie Night. 7- Camp outside. 8- Beach night. 9- Charades. 10- Scrap Book family photos of trips, holidays, events.

Some family meeting/fun night guidelines: 1- Try to pick a time and stick to it. Consistency will build participation and cooperation. 2- Set a time limit. It’s important for everyone to know when meetings start and when they are going to be over. 3- Keep it positive. 4- Give each member of the family a chance to offer ideas and share feelings. 5- Steer clear of making it a “gripe” session. Facilitate problem solving and model respectful feedback and suggestions. 6- Plan meetings or fun night to meet interest and tasks for all age groups. 7- Open and close with a group circle, making suggestions and offering reflection. 8- Parents are not the only ones in charge. Take turns running the meetings or fun nights. 9- Be prepared to try new things and model your willingness to be adventurous. 10- Enjoy your time with the family.

For more information, contact Angela Ackerson-LCSW-C at 443-783-0624 or

Professional Pet Grooming 2000 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 410-742-0299 * 410-742-0399 17 years of pretty pets

Michelle’s Pretty Paws 25-29 Starpower! National Talent Compe- 30 CINEMA BY STARLIGHT tition. 40th St. & the Bay, OC. 8am-10pm. World competition for all dancers who qualified at regionals held across the United States.

Shrek. FREE Outdoor Movies, Fridays in July & August at dusk, Harrison St. and Brewer’s Ln. Easton. Rain location Avalon Theatre., 410-822-7299

28 Pony Swim 6 am Chincoteague Island 30 -8/1Somerset County Fair 85th Annual Pony Swim & Auction 29 th-10am Auction. Chincoteague Island, VA. Sponsored by Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. The Swim and Auction will be held last Wednesday and Thursday of July. 757-336-6161

Civic Center - Princess Anne, MD. Exhibits, animals & judging, food, crafts, contests, kids’ activities. Turn at Deal Island Rd. 410-651-1350

30 Rolling on the River

Ocean City Convention Center. Bring your appetite & dancing shoes!. Admission. Fri. & Sat., noon-11pm; Sun., noon-9pm. 410-524-0990

Aboard the Steven Thomas
to benefit Crisfield Events
7:00pm - $20 - BYOB -DJ Flea


30-8/1 Greek Festival

31 Just Folks Festival

Folk Arts and Crafts, Entertainment Food 10:30 am - 3 pm. Manokin River Park - Princess Anne, MD 410-968-2787

31 Movies on the Dock Free.

City Dock
“How to Train Your Dragon”
Bring a Lawn Chair & Blanket.


ea 31 US Navy Sea SChanters

Antiques Choral Music, Sea Shanties & Broadway Tunes. Collectables Free. Washington St.,&Easton. Rain venue-Avalon Theatre. * B e s410-822-7299 t*


We will list your event only if it is sent before the 1st of the previous month, nonretail or profit, and in Antiques the following format: Collectables date. event . time . brief&description . where .

website . phone * contact. Best * If you have funds for advertising please support the CE Calendar Guide 410.546.1534. We need reciprocal support from the community to continue.


Joie Jewelry de Vivre Gallery . Pottery %PVH4NJUIT I LOVE this place; Paintings . Sculptures always something new to enjoy

All artists selected Jewelry pottery and known•by the owner paintings • sculptures 410 Race Street All artists selected Cambridge, MD 21813 and 410-228-7000 known by owner 410 Race Street


vintage clothing . books . memoriabilia

10am-5pm. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. MD. Celebrating the Bay’s people, food, music, work and traditions. Live music, a variety of food items and wines from Maryland vineyards, maritime and foodways demonstrations, boat rides, and craft vendors. Featured musical guests include The New Gospelites and honky-tonk artist Arty Hill. Free to CBMM members (boat rides and food are an additional cost) $15 non-members. 410-745-2916



glass . furniture . jewelry . collectibles


Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6 Open 362 Days A Year Monday – Saturday 10-6 104 Poplar Hill Ave. & Sunday 12-6 at East Main Street 410-860-8988 East Main St. 104Downtown Poplar Hill Avenue, Salisbury Downtown Salisbury 410.860.8988 Open 362 Days A Year

Salisbury Cycle & Fitness Inc.

bike it...

4 Delaware Double Cross Metric Century 7:30-10am. An alternative; a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do- that crosses or “doublecrosses� an entire state in 31 total miles over flat terrain. Appoquinimink High School, 1080 Bunker Hill Rd., Middletown, DE

way to go! You are only as good as your equipment. Roll with our top quality products & service. Triathalon level Bikes Mountain & Road Bikes Woman specific Bikes

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17 Ride for Awareness (breast cancer)

Poker Run starts Harley Davidson Seaford. First bike out at 9am/last out at 11am. FREE lunch live entertainment by Crooked Finger Cost - $20.00 for rider/$10.00 for passengerregister online-

25 5th annual Ball & Chain Century

8 am Salisbury YMCA. Event features both metric (63 mile) and full (100 mile) routes.Supports two causes: the Wicomico Environmental Trust and athletes dedicated to


10 Diamond in the rough Triathlon

8am, starts & ends in scenic Perryville Community Park, Perryville, MD. Swim 0.4 kms Bike 19.79 kms Run 5 kms -Invitational Tri & Delaware Senior Olympics Triathlon 410-642-6066








3 Beach Paper Firecracker

20th Beach Paper Firecracker 5k & 5k Walk 7:30am The Grove Park, Grove Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-644-8952

10 20th Seashore Strider 5k & S.S.R.S.

Your running and wellness specialists

Women’s Festival 7:30am, Rehoboth Elementary, Rehoboth Beach, 6– 7:20 am - Last Chance to Register Race-Day, 7:30 Am Seashore Strider 5k - (Men) 8am S.S.R.S. Women’s Festival 5k (Women) 9am awards ceremony. 302-644-8952

10 Rununited 5K Run/Walk 8am, Snow

Hill. This race is to benefit the Snow Hill Girls’ soccer programs. Location: Pavillion at Sturgis Park, Snow Hill, Marlyand. 443-614-1064

14-2nd DE. Hospice Anniversary 5k -Mil-

ford, DE 6:30 pm (registration opens at 5:30 pm) Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE. 302-478-5707

24 5th Chad’s Run 5k & 1m walk

(Cape High School, Lewes) 7:30am In Honor of Lance Corporal Chad Clifton, local marine killed in Iraq. 1270 Kings Highway; Lewes. 5 k Run, 1 Mile walk 302-644-8952

25 28th Y.M.C.A. 5 Mile Run & 1m walk

(Deauville Beach) Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 7:30am Deauville Beach, Rehoboth Beach, DE. 6:00 – 7:15 am - Last Chance to Register Race-Day, 7:30 am 1 & 5 Mile start, awards ceremony after.


2401 E. Naylor Mill Rd. (behind the Mall) Salisbury, MD 410-749-4561 ! VPSHOES

Brett did it!

I finished 8 minutes after the 8:30:00 time limit, but I did finish the whole course. Everyone says this was the most difficult EagleMan ever, because we were not allowed to wear wet suits, and because it was so hot and humid. The good news is I didn’t get hurt and I did complete the whole course. I’m real happy about that. “ Number of Finishers: 1,554 Number of Females: 460 Number of Males: 1,094 Average Time: 6:15:16

Professional Winners: Terenzo Bozzone, New Zealand. 3hr./58min./17sec. Samantha Warriner, New Zealand. 4hr./20min./01sec. Overall winners 2010 Race Won by Mark Rochon of Downingtown, PA. USA. time 4hr./15min./37 sec. Woman winner: Kristin Andrews of Bethesda, MD.USA. time 4hr./35min/55sec.

The weather at 7 AM was 73 degrees and 100% humidity (heat index of 73) with SSW winds at 1 MPH. By noon it was 84 degrees and 74% humidity (heat index of 92) with NNW winds at 9 MPH; and by 4 PM it was 91 degrees and 63% humidity (heat index of 105 degrees) with WSW winds at 12 MPH.

There is a great story from Brett about his Eagleman experience from start to finish at cecalendarguide.comwith more pictures of the Eagleman.

32 Get the whole story!


10 Canoe Joust on the Pocomoke River, 11:00 am Sturgis Park, Snow Hill, fee for teams, 443-235-3300


paddle it...

Paddle the Pocomoke River for a good cause, 5pm, Pocomoke River Canoe Co., Snow Hill. For reservations call 410-632-3971

10 Riverfest Float-in Register 4:30pm,

start 6pm. Canoe, Kayak challenges too! 302-629-9173

17 Second Annual Jesse’s Paddle


24 Evening Paddle

7-9pm, Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, fee, 410-632-2566

swim it...

open all week long


Canoe & Kayak Rentals Group Trips Self Guided Adventures

2 River Street

Snow Hill, MD 21863



4 20th Dave Reynolds Rehoboth

Swim/Run Biathlon (R.B. Patrol- Rehoboth, DE) 8am Rehoboth Beach Patrol @ Baltimore Ave. & Boardwalk. Distance: ½ m ocean swim & 5k paved run Individual & Team (male, female, co-ed, youth...both 13 & up) 302- 644-8952

10 Captain Craig Swim 5pm. Open to the public, competitors swim a measured mile with the prevailing current to a finish line located at 13th Street. Awards presented. Commemorative t-shirt included with registration. Ginny Craig half-mile swim also available. Registration fee, begins at 5pm. 14th St on the Beach, OC.MD. 410-289-7556


A Proud Sponsor of

SEAFORD Riverfest 2010

i.g. Burton Seaford Chevy 24799 Sussex Highway Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-5514


Visit this small town on its pristine river.


Seaford is home to an exciting history. Settled by the Nanticoke Indians, explored in 1608 by Captain John Smith, Seaford was a town divided during the Civil War, a leader in the nylon industry, once deemed “Nylon Capital of the World” and now a place “rich in history, focused on the future”. The town of Seaford received its charter and was incorporated on April 6, 1865 with a Councilman-Alderman form of government which is still in existence today. While many of us may know Seaford by the stretch of Route 13 lined with businesses, just a few miles off the highway, the pace slows when you reach the wide tree lined streets and beautiful vistas of the Nanticoke River. Downtown doesn’t have as many shops as it used to, but still provides a lovely stroll with unique businesses to explore.

J U LY Western Sussex Farmers Market Saturdays. at the Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave. starts 7/3 8:30-12noon July 8-10 Riverfest! see ad July 18 .Milford Community Band, 6:30 pm, Sunday, Ross Mansion Lawn. July 19-23 Victorian Kids Camp, Ross Mansion Lawn. 302.628.9828 July 24: open house tours of the Ross Mansion led by kids.



kitchen & floors, inc. arch & state streets seaford . delaware 302 . 629 . 3166


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This year’s Riverfest will feature all day / all kinds of exciting live entertainment. Overtime warms up for The Funsters, Friday night and Anything Goes entertains Saturday night.


Annual Float-in is a gotta-do. Registration 4:30 pm / Float In Begins 6:00 pm. at Dr. Benz Launch Site! Cost 1$, join the hundreds of floaters carried by the current towards the Riverfest activities. Compete in kayak, canoe, survivor, Mayor’s and other fun challenges too!


Eat fresh, healthy, delicious food & keep your money feeding the local economy.

* Berlin Fridays 10-3. Downtown Berlin.


* Cambridge Thursdays 3-6pm . Main St., Downtown.


* Bethany Beach Sundays 8-12 PNC Bank lot, Garfield Pkwy & PA Ave. 302-537-5243 * Easton Saturdays 8am-1, Wednesday 1-6pm. Town Parking lot off Harrison Street * Georgetown, DE* Fridays 3-6pm Sports at the Beach/rte9


* Ocean City Sun, Tues, Thurs, 8-1. Phillips Lot, 42 St./ Coastal Hwy. 410-860-2607 * Oxford Wednesdays , 4-6pm Oxford Community Center. * Milford Saturdays , 9-1pm N. Walnut St./Riverwalk Park


* Pocomoke * Fridays 8-12 Cypress Park, Market St., Pocomoke


* Princess Anne Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. 410-651-1818 * Salisbury Saturday 8-1pm Lot 16,near Ramada Inn, off Rt.13,


* Salisbury. organic only: Tuesdays, 4-6pm Asbury U.M. Church, Camden Ave. * Snow Hill Tuesdays 2-6, River parking lot, Green Street


* Princess Anne Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. 410-651-1818 * St. Michaels Saturdays 8:30am-11:30. Muskrat Park on St. Michael’s Harbor * Rehoboth Beach Tuesdays , 12-4pm Grove Park


organic vegetables all summer pasture raised meat all year real food. 443.783.3495 nutters cross rd. salisbury. md



Eastern Shore Pharmacy

NEW natural tooth paste BURT’S BEES ! 23.4

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FREE DELIVERY Senior Citizen Discount & fast, friendly service. Hours 9-5:30 Mon.-Fri., Sat. 9-1pm Pharmacist/Owner ; Bob Elliott

FIND US: Across from the Hospital, on Eastern Shore Dr. & Carroll St. in Salisbury.




A nice new friend turned up at a party with a homemade batch of this! V e r y

TA S T Y !

Take the peels off one dozen lemons + 1 lime (that’s the secret!)

Remove with a vegetable peeler, or microplane off. (I think the infusion goes much faster with the microplaned little shreds of peel as there’s more surface area exposed to the alcohol;)

Place the peels into an airtight container (I use a large screwtopped jar) and cover with one bottle of 100 proof vodka (I use 100 proof Smirnoff). The higher alcohol level seems to get better extraction from the peels. Place the jar in a safe place (on top of my refrigerator works for me!) for at least two weeks, giving it an occasional shake and sniff to check on it. You’ll be able to see the vodka turning bright yellow as it pulls the flavorful oils from the peels. When the peels no longer look colorful and the vodka doesn’t seem to be gaining any more visible color or scent, it’s done. Filter through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a large bottle or jar and press down to remove all the vodka and oils that you can from the peels. Add a 1:1 simple syrup (I usually start with 2 cups water to two cups sugar, boiled lightly until completely dissolved and syrupy and cooled off) and then thin further with approximately another 750 ml bottle of your favorite regular vodka. If it needs to be cut down or sweetened further, just use filtered or bottled water and more simple syrup. It’s really a matter of taste as to how sweet and/or strong you like it. You can also make “Orangecello” the same way. It’s quite tasty too!


this a drink you have in small bitsor add to seltzer, juices or have as a cordial.


Waterman’s Inn 901 W. Main St., Crisfield

(410) 968-2119

Open year round Thurs.-Sun. lunch & dinner year round & breakfast is available Sundays. In July & August open Wed. - Sun.

F R E S H G O U R M E T FA R E at our place or yours. catering available

yum? 11779 Somerset Avenue, Downtown Princess Anne


Not your mother’s Melamine garden plates & glasses

gifts . home . art gallery and coffee cafe

Wright’s Market FRESH vine ripe produce, tasty baked pies & breads homemade ice cream, Amish crafted outdoor furniture in wood & poly, Giftware (bluecrab, Woodwick veggie oil candles) jams, candy, jarred fruits & vegetables, organic salad dressings & more-

the garden warrior* lawn range plans

The yard, as boring and redundant as I find it, has secured a big voting block in the “stealing of my time” department. But it must be kept at bay. Lawns quietly surround the garden, launching stealth attacks just below the dirt. If you reason with grass, defining clear boundaries, it can be a complimentary neighbor. But all that mowing-! At least it is almost like accomplishing work while sleeping- sort of a zen meditation on ever smaller circles. I have recently engaged the services of a mowing company with an alternative approach.



Visit us!

Rte 50, in Mardela Springs or visit our website

Where does the key go to start this mower?

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Three of Ted & Julia Wycall’s Belted Galaway’s are working diligently to chew the south field down to a tidy carpet. INSPIRATION? -Years ago, passing through Georgia enroute to the New Orleans Heritage Music Fest, we were delighted and bewildered by miles of neatly trimmed trees over lush fields of manicured grassland.

“It’s cows, lady.”

stated the gas station attendant just before he expelled a rocket stream of tobacco juice, nailing one of those big southern cockroaches. While it took me a few hours to regain my appetite, I did mentally file the note about the cows. Ted raves on the diversity of our grasses and thick fescue. We are proud of what we have accomplished purely by doing nothing. The (cow)boys are each quite pleasant and very single minded in their task. keep that mutt away from me!

One 40-pound bag of synthetic fertilizer contains the fossil-fuel equivalent of approximately 2.5 gallons of gasoline, and mowing for one hour with a gasoline-powered mower generates the same amount of pollution as driving a car for 20 miles (EPA statistic). To keep lawns green, we apply about 10,000 gallons of water, which leads to fungal diseases and weeds that attract pests, so we douse our coveted green patches with approximately 67 million pounds a year of synthetic pesticides. Chemically treated grass, in contrast, has very little life because, over time, the fertilizers and pesticides kill or slow down the helpful bugs along with the bad guys. continued next page.....


irrigation & lighting beautiful hardscapes outdoor rooms & kitchens


plant nursery professional landscaping

VISIT US! at the corner of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., Parsonsburg.

the garden warrior*


EC offers plants ideal for Wetlands, Butterfly Gardens, Rain Gardens, Shade Gardens, Salt Tolerant Plantings and Songbird Hedgerows. Visitors may observe the mature plants thriving in their natural habitat in one of EC’s many wetlands, rain gardens and pond settings. Environmental Concern’s certified horticulturists and nursery staff will be on-hand to answer your landscaping questions.

Sale & Tours

Environmental Concern, a local non-profit since 1972, strives to promote native plant gardening, which is essential to the health of our watershed and its inhabitants. Come by car, bike or boat. EC’s facility is located at the head of San Domingo Creek, just before the covered bridge. For more information,

call 410-745-9620. Visit www.wetland .org

for more information on us. 201 Boundary Lane in historic St. Michaels.

Restoring the Bay... one wetland at a time.

Goes Native

However the Galaways will not be having lunch and fertilizing our real lawn- this area will be short cropped mechanically. (as is the case in most neighborhoods. Native grasses tend to be easier to maintain, since they are adapted to local conditions. For instance, seashore paspalum, native to the Southeastern U.S. coast, is so salt-tolerant that it can be watered with seawater! Clover is drought tolerant, stays green all winter and converts nitrogen into a form usable by other plants. A lawn that contains about 5 percent clover can create enough usable nitrogen to make fertilizing unnecessary if clippings are left on the lawn to mulch. Cutting grass too short creates stress and weakens the plant. Keep the mower blades sharpened and leave clippings on the grass as compost; they recycle nitrogen. Water in the morning so that evaporation is minimal and because leaving grass wet at night encourages fungal diseases. Water should soak six inches or more into the soil to reach the roots. Water only when needed. Set a cake pan near your sprinkler, and when it’s roughly full, you’ll have watered sufficiently. Grow smaller: plant fringe areas in wildflowers, low ground coverings or a bulb garden. Consider reducing the size of your mowing area by adding wild corridors, native plant gardens, or outdoor patio rooms. .

green lawn


Cow on the loose

GALAWAY UPDATE: It was bound to happen. Upon returning from a lovely party in Frenchtown, a black and white roadblock appeared in our headlights mid-chew. The other two cows (twins) were still contained and not interested in an adventure. Tex, the lone dog cow, (who Ted said don’t name, but who can resist?), hadn’t gone too far, so we headed back to push the big wooden gate shut at the end of the driveway, and went to bed. The next morning a quick bikeride out and about, found Tex taunting the twins from outside the fenced meadow area. I did follow his hoof prints pattering down the lane where they were lost in a temper tantrum of scuffing at the gate. Trailing hoof prints ( and other signs) his busy night had continued with a visit to our garage, where he pushed the bikes aside making a bee’line to gorge on our secret bucket of “Sweetfeed/ cow candy” for use ONLY should the cow escape. Cows are large and not prone to cooporate, so we opted to wait for professional help. Tex, being smarter than a stick, bolted for a wooded area when he heard the truck engine chugging in. But even a big fat Galaway, full of all the goodies he could stomach, can’t ignore the rattle of “sweetfeed” in the bucket. Tex barreled out of hiding looking to mow down Jeff, who with 3 graceful moves lured that volkswagon back within the fence. “These cowpies,” he calmly advised, “make incredible mulch.” Adventure & cunning all before breakfast & the trees are nicely trimmed!

mow better

from the garden for the house

a rosemary wreath P

ull wild grapevines down from the trees they are attempting to strangle. Pencil thick and thinner are best. Wrap the vines from palm around elbow and back again as if you are coiling rope to form a circle. Tuck vine ends and offshoots in so they help to lock the shape in place. Rosemary can always benefit from a little trim, so in shaping your plant, gather the 5 to 6 inch trimmings and begin to place between the coiled grapevines as shown. Keep inserting the short herb branches until the grapevine is largely hidden form view. Now the fun! Dress up the wreath with dried starfish, sand dollars or found shells. Don’t limit yourself- other herbs like lavendar, dried flowers, grasses and weeds also make great summer wreaths! Very easy. About an hour does it.

Do you know of a fabulous and fun garden? email:


OOPS:( The oil spill has now expanded to coat 1000s of miles of shore devastating wildlife habitat along with seriously affecting the wider economy of the Gulf states and it’s not over yet. While the evidence of harm to wildlife is still coming in, scientists fear that the worst impacts Could be us. are being felt deep beneath the surface of the water -- where whales, dolphins, sea turtles and hundreds of other species up and down the food chain are at risk. You can track the spill as it seeps into ocean currents potentially sweeping it around Florida and up the east coast at Yet BP and the oil industry are still pushing to expand their drilling operations into at least 300,000 square miles of our nation’s waters, including areas near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Outer Banks, Georgia’s Cumberland Island, Florida’s Gulf Coast and other environmentally sensitive coastal areas. Is this a prudent idea?

marshlands: The convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Negotiated by countries and non-governmental organizations that were concerned by the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitat for migratory waterbirds, the treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975. It is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem, and the Convention’s member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet. r a m s a r . o r g

The Eastern Shore is of immense importance to the ecological health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. It is characterized by wetlands, sounds, bays, near-shore islands, creeks and rivers. The marshlands and wetlands play pivotal roles in preventing agricultural nutrient runoff from entering the Bay. Nutrient-enriched water can promote excessive concentrations of algae, which in turn deplete water oxygen levels and, in combination with high sediment levels, cause reductions in underwater grasses in tidal shallows. Underwater grasses are critical habitats for many finfish and shellfish, and they also improve water quality by buffering shorelines from wave action, filtering sediment and absorbing nutrients. The Eastern Shore is also an important resting station on the Atlantic Flyway, attracting huge flocks of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, making it a birder’s paradise. Flood Control - Wetlands can act as protective natural sponges by capturing, storing, and slowly releasing water over a long period of time, thereby reducing the impact of floods. Wetlands can also act as buffers by reducing destructive wave energy. 1 acre of wetlands can store about 1.5 million gallons of water!

our rain forest The education arm CPA- communication/education and public awareness- of the Ramsar Convention promotes local support of each site and helps to publicize their larger mission internationally. Blackwater (our local Ramsar Site) was taken under the wing of Suzanne PittengerSlear, current Chair of U.S. National Ramsar Committee, and President of Environmental Concern, of St. Michaels, MD. Other sites were “adopted “ by their nearest international board member. Ramsar headquarters is based in Gland, Switzerland. At present there are 30 sites with Ramsar status in the United States. A “Threat Task Force” meets once a year- to settle issues, such as border disputes. Actions may include educational initiatives to explore potential impact to habitate, vegetation and international implications. Having one set of guidelines levels the playing field and gives equal power to all countries in protecting their wetlands areas.


Make the low area in your yard or a ditch into a water garden by adding water tolerant plants like these: to attract butterflies and songbirds; butterfly bush, cardinal flower, black-eyed susan, seaside goldenrod, swamp-milkweed and bayberry. If you use biodegradable soaps, an outdoor shower or other waste water may be directed through a garden, to filter out toxins. Wetlands can improve water quality through trapping sediment, neutralizing chemicals, and absorbing excess nutrients. Wetlands are often used in wastewater treatment processes.

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Wetlands and swamps can remove 98% of the nitrogen and 97% of the phosphorus pollution preventing contamination in the groundwater.



preservation ESLC + Urban Dialogues + The Town of East New Market

encourage the townfolk to grab their cameras to document “the good & the bad” in a collaborative community design initiative, called “place work[s]hop.”

1 First residents were empowered to step out into their community as both resident and researcher. At pancake breakfasts, community meetings, town commission meetings, and school socials, 60 disposable cameras were distributed to kids, senior citizens, parents and town leaders. Posters and flyers were placed around town, notifying citizens of the process, upcoming events and how to get involved. Residents were asked to take 1/2 of a roll of pictures of things that they were proud of around town and 1/2 of a roll of pictures of things that they would like to see im­proved in town.


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After over 1500 pictures were developed, ESLC and Urban Dialogues staff analyzed and categorized the photos, drawing out critical issues or questions posed by the collective photographs. These critical issues were presented in a photo exhibition that inspired a community-wide conversation where all opinions were respected.

Good questions were posed... How can good design reinforce good business?

How do we best reuse our resources? How do we manage growth & change? What makes a good neighborhood? How and where do we create public spaces that strengthen com足munity ties? notes were made on the photos.

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3 Next an intensive weekend design workshop brought together volunteer architects, planners, historic preservationists, conservationists, tourism and economic development professionals, community and Town leaders, partners and residents.

The Democratic CONCLUSION: East New Market will focus on finding a bright future for a key historic site in the downtown and growing the historic district to be more inclusive.

ESLC: Eastern Shore Land Concervancy. Our mission is to preserve and sustain the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore along with the lands and waters that connect them. For twenty years, ESLC has focused on protecting the rural countryside. To that end, we have preserved nearly 50,000 acres of land through the use of conservation easements. We also have helped emplace strong zoning in these areas to help the region maintain its rural culture, landscape and economy. Towns and citizens across the shore interested in learning more about this forward thinking opportunity please contact Amy Owsley or Jake Day.

410.827.9756 extension 168 . 443.262.6600 (cell) P.O. Box 169
Queenstown, Maryland 21658

offices in Queenstown | Cambridge | Galena, MD

GAME ONc h a l l e n g e

bri ng you r t ow n fo r wa r d East New Market was the pilot project for a shore-wide movement.We hope this process will help inspire towns to grow from the inside-out: or, in other words, help them make decisions about their future by consulting the wisdom of their community, and building from strengths and uniqueness of their place.

“When you consider our Eastern Shore landscape of farms and forests, our towns are the buttons that hold down our rural fabric. These are the places where our land use decisions collectively will likely determine the future of our region.�Amy M. Owsley Deputy Director ESLC W hat


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* Call ESLC to place a conservation easement on your land: A conservation easement protects your land forever; as a legal agreement between a landowner and a land conservation organization, such as ESLC, it restricts the type and amount of development on the land. For more information about conservation easements, call 410.827.9756. * Send us your thoughts on why you care about saving land on the Shore: email or fax to 410.827.5765, attn. Saving Land Campaign or mail to ESLC, c/o Saving Land Campaign, P.O. Box 169, Queenstown, MD 21658. * Make a tax-deductible contribution: Given the current state fiscal crisis, the ability of various programs to protect land will be severely limited. Therefore, the future of conservation will depend largely upon land conservancies with the resources to act independently and immediately. Membership contributions are vital to our resources!


above & beyond

Caroline Cline 4 term Mayor of East New Market, MD

background: In education as a high school English teacher. Born a preservationist, she is a lover of history and old things. A 20 year resident of East New Market, she lives in a home from 1742, and one visit to shows you why this town and it’s Mayor love one another! Why did you decide to run for this office? “ Our town’s older properties were in danger of being compromised. I felt it was of utmost importance to protect the integrity of our Historic District designation. The notion of developing a clear vision and plan for East New Market began to resonate with me. In pursuing grant opportunities (with the able asistance of Tourism Director Amanda Fenstermaker) to enlist experts, we became acquainted with Jake Day and the newly initiated ESLC Town Planning program. We were chosen as the first town to participate. Our entire community was involved in this process, Place Workshop. We feel secure that we now have a “blueprint”, which is meaningful and comprehensive, for the future....

“ There is no greater gift than a key- the key to learning..”


tasks involved in being Mayor: “Being Mayor means you are the town’s chief cook and bottle washer. You represent your town, and try to lead it in a positive direction.” There are always a million things going on, I love it! BUCKLAND 1742 what drives you? a labor of love & “Two words: preservation and integrity.” the Mayor’s home how do you recharge? “I am trying to determine that. I think I was born busy. I have always enjoyed volunteering. I like to do things that are worthwhile. I am on several boards including the Heart of the Chesapeake, the Dorchester Library Board, and The Dorchester Arts Center. Furthering community goals is just how I like to spend my time.” what are you proudest of: “That’s hard to say. I was able to have East New Market listed as a target investment zone, new and local businesses may take advantage of low cost loans. Also our new streetscape plan, with period street lamps and sidewalks.” whats ahead for you? “I think I cut my teeth on geneology. I have just returned from a wonderful trip to S.W. Alabama, Choctaw County. The county historian has delved into intriging stories involving my family back in the day, and she says its better than “Gone With The Wind.” It involves a grand old plantation that was in our family for generations called Oakchia. I may try a rough draft of this novel. when people visit East New Market what do you want them to see? I hope that a visitor would leave East New Market with the realization that here is a place rooted in the past reaching, with a strong vision toward the future.

Acknowledging people that go above & beyond in serving their workplace & the greater community.


GREEN HOU$E save money & the environment be proactive, take a minute to stroll around your home & make some good decisions about how your house does summer. * A well-maintained cooling system will run more efficiently, use less energy, and lower energy bills, so clean or replace AC filters monthly. Keep both outdoor and indoor air conditioner coils clean. (Dirt build-up is the single most common cause of poor operating efficiency.) * Shading east and west windows. Close curtains during the day, install awnings on southfacing windows, plant shade trees or vines. Close doors leading to uncooled parts of your home. With central air, close off vents to unused rooms.

Buy a water heater blanket and keep your water heater insulated. SAVE $40/yr * If a moderate day open your home to fresh air, if a hot one close up tight during the day for less heat/humidity. Ventilate at night naturally with fans. * Avoid running a dehumidifier with AC on. (increases the cooling load- forcing the air conditioner to work harder.) * Turn off your computer and monitor when you are done using them; activate the “sleep� feature so the machine powers down when on but not in use for a while. Turn off energyusing equipment when not in use. * Shift energy-intensive tasks such as laundry and dish washing to off-peak or cooler temperatures. Do full loads when you run washers, dryers, and dishwashers.

line dry your clothes SAVE $5 a load. * Switch to cold water washing of laundry in front-loading, energy-efficient washer. SAVE$63 /yr. Keep dryer lint filter clean. * Get the most energy-efficient air conditioner you can afford. Look for a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) 14 or higher on central systems and the Energy Star label on room units. Savings will show up on your next electric bill. * Save up to 10 percent a year with a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature by 10 to 15 percent for the hours that the house is unoccupied.

Simply switching from a hot/warm cycle to a warm/cold cycle when washing laundry can save you 10 cents a load. That adds up when you think about how many loads of laundry you do a year!

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GREEN HOU$E save money & the environment

Alternative Energy Opportunity!

In an effort to preserve the environment, some Delmarva Power customers are considering generating their own electricity using “green” (or renewable) resources, such as solar and wind. Delmarva Power offers customers Green Power Connection™. This enables customers to install renewable-powered generators and then sell unused power back to the power grid. Here’s how it works: On days when you produce more energy than you need, your electric meter runs in reverse, reflecting the energy you’re sending back to the regional power grid. In cases when you need to draw energy from the grid, your meter runs as it normally would. Your monthly Delmarva Power bill will include the standard customer charges. However, in the energy supply portion of the bill, you will be charged just for the “net” amount of energy used. That means they first subtract the kilowatt-hours of electricity produced from the amount you used – resulting in lower energy costs for you. Do your homework, tree lines, sun angle and shade, along with roof position all will have a bearing on how much energy a wind turbine or solar panels will generate. The good news is the companies that sell alternative power sources are more than happy to figure it out for you. They will also assist you with state and federal tax incentives to help you purchase a system. more info is available at the following websites: The Green Power Connection™ Team (866) 634-5571 Dawn & Dewayne Stewart “We put it up one day and in a week’s time, at least a dozen people were calling and wanting information on them,” said Dewayne of his new windmill, which went up in the side yard of his two-acre property on Tilghman Island Road in June 2007.

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Mayor Jim Ireton Salisbury, MD.

“Keep the water turned off until the end when you are brushing your teeth. It all adds up.”

Sophika Nakonechny-Smith Rick Smith Snow Hill, MD.

“Vacuum pack your cheeses and meats, use food saver bags to preserve veggies longer.”

Jim Hayes

Salisbury, MD.

“Keep the rpm’s under 200 when you are starting your car or driving. Driving 52 miles an hour or less will give you much better mileage. ”


Steve Raley

PTL Chimney Service, Delmar MD.

“Plan ahead: cut or buy firewood early so it is well seasoned for winter. It will burn more efficiently, pollute less and keep you warmer”

Bettie & Karl Zickerick Upper Fairmount, MD.

“Garden early in the day or later in the evening. Use 55 gallon drums to catch rain water (put “Dunks” in. Mosquito larva killer/ or some goldfish)

Use energy saver bulbs inside & out, light paths with solar lights. Limit your living space when using AC- and if it’s hot- don’t cook!”

Wanda Kelly

Rainbow Farm, Eden, MD.

“Collect compost in the garage in an empty catbox with a carbon filter/ hood to absorb oders.”

W hat is a good

green idea for house or garden?


what’s next


Ways to stay happy and healthy- Eat right section. Alternative health care options.

September: our education issue, learn about some very surprising things happening near by!

October: Our Lifestyle Issue! Finding the Good Life with all

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A N N I V E R S A R Y Our evening of Jazz and Art under the Stars features Gregg Karukas, Slim Man

July 17, 2010 5:30 – 10 pm

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Purnell-Thomas Memorial Tennis Tournament

Professional-level tennis returns to Salisbury with the 7th annual Jack Purnell-Chris Thomas Memorial Tennis Tournament held August 18-22 at Salisbury University. Proceeds benefit Coastal Hospice. For more information go to







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