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ay is our senior issue, tipping a hat to all those graduating on to new and exciting endeavors. That includes a substanial and growing population here on the shore. Many of our area Colleges and Universities are expanding their campuses, adding buildings, staff and new curriculum. The economics of higher education bode well for our area, this is clean, positive industy, offering skilled, well paying jobs to a diverse, educated and professional demographic. The students arrive ready to explore, and enjoy the region, further supporting our local economy. On the other end of the spectrum, seniors , 50+, are drawn here to retire not just for the lovely lifestyle and amenities, but to partake in the culture and community events based at these institutes of higher learning. Education is an opportunity to live more fully. The end of life as a student or a long career, opens out on a wide vista of possibilities for exploration. While the article; senior opportunities starts on page 60, is geared to those 50+, its content, working to maintain a vital mind and physically fit body, applies to all of us. Betty Powell, “our above & beyond” story, is a senior’s senior, chasing down 3 college degrees after age 60! Just pretend that as summer looms ahead, you too may take some time to further yourself. It might be something as simple as reading into a subject more deeply, taking a short class in something new or volunteering your time in an area that has always interested you. Try not to let summer get away from you this year... stop and listen to the birds, slow time down and remember........... this time belongs to you. Happy trails- Dana Simson Dedicated to

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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain American writer

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We love Ozzy, our wonderdog, from the Wicomico Humane Society!

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34 Race Calendar 38 Farmer’s Markets buy fresh . buy local 40 Recipe seasonal 42 Garden Warrior tackling the pond 48 Mass Migration Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds 50 Whatdayano Hordseshoe Crabs 52 Tri-State Birds oil spills 54 Ticks Protect yourself & your pets 55 Pet Employees (don’t talk much) 57 Game on Get ticked off 58 Steal this Idea a little pet goes a long way 60 Senior Opportunities 68 Random Goods; How do you stay young at heart? 70 Above & beyond Betty Powell 64 What’s Next

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SING! Bay Country Barbershop, Mondays 6pm. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St., Easton, 410-822-0952 Sweet Adelines,Mondays 7-9pm. Makernie 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 MUSIC: Jam Thursdays. 6pm-Eastern Shore Brewing Co. 605 S. Talbot St., Easton. Bring your instruments and play! 410-745-8010 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 BINGO! Saturdays 7pm Trappe VFD. 4001 Powell Ave. 25 games,. Fridays. Open 6:30/games7:30pm. Easton Vol. Fire Dept., 410-822-4848 WALKS: Costumed Hour Tour; Historic Cambridge. 11am. Long Wharf. $fee. Blackwater Refuge Birdwalks:8amfrom Visitor’s Ctr. TRIVIA: Wedesdays 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 3rd Wed./month.1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge. 410-228-7953



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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 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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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


Rare Quilts,quilting tools.


Delmarva Regional Show 212 Main Street, Salisbury.


6,7 Youth Art Show 1pm-4pm. America the Beautiful: 5/4-5/30 - First

Friday Reception - May 7, 5-7 Art League of OC, 94th Street (under the water tower) OC, 410-524-9433

7-29 “Inside-Out” Chestertown Arts League, 312 Cannon St.,Chestertown, 410-928-5012

MD. Thurs, Fri 11-4, Sat 10-4

Members Show Reception 5/7, from 5-8pm. mixed medias. ArtWorks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown, Wed-Fri 12-3, Sat 9-3


-June 20 Ships & Seas Exhibition at Biggs Museum. 406 Federal Street in Dover, American Society of Marine Artists. Free. 302-674-2111

Pathways to Freedom 10-3pm, Old State House at 25 The Green, Dover.

Underground Railroad through living history, film, reenactments, and historical interpretation including a spotlight on the proposed national Harriet Tubman Scenic Byway which includes two Delaware sites. Free. 302-744-5055


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Each of Snow Hill’s three museums is about preserving history while continuing to learn about the past. On a Saturday in May, each museum will not only be open, but will welcome a visit from you to talk about the past, to reminisce a bit, and to learn about that museum’s special emphasis. Make plans to stop by and “set a spell” Saturday May 1st from 1 - 4 pm at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum off Old Furnace Road Saturday May 8th from 1 - 4 pm at The Julia A. Purnell Museum 208 W Market Street Saturday May 15th from 1 - 4 pm at Mt. Zion One Room School Church & Ironshire Streets for more information on the Snow Hill Museums visit: info. 410-632-2080

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-May 14 “Sources of Black Community: Family and Faith”

Nabb Center. Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-4pm.Photos,memorabilia recount history. 410-543-6312

Salisbury University Galleries, Salisbury, Md.

April 30-May 14 “B.F.A. Students” Fulton Hall Gallery; Tues.-Fri. 10-4pm. 410-548-2547

3-26 “The Science of Perspective” Jeanne Anderton. Reception: 5/ 7, 5-7pm Symbols of the Italian Renaissance in visual play with ordinary objects Atrium Gallery; Mon.-Fri.10-4. 410-543-6100 3-19 “New Media Mix Tape Show”. Reception: 5/6, 5:30-6:30pm TETC 153 Electronic Gallery, Teacher Ed/ Tech. Center, Rm 113. 6-8pm, Mon.-

Fri. 11-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm


2-May 9 “Forty Years of Art, Nature and Tradition: 14 - July 18: Art and the Animal. Reception:5/14, 5-7pm portrayal of our living heritage and its preservation.The Ward World Championship Retrospective.” Reception: 4/ 2, 5-7pm, Ward Museum. Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 12-5 Fee$. 410-742-4988 16-22 Photographic process from the last 150 years 16-May22 Mid-shore student art exhibition Easton Academy of the Arts, 106 South St., Mon. & Fri. 10-4pm, Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10-7pm. Sat. 10-3pm. 410-822-2787

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Graduating Senior Show.
Reception, 5/6, 4-6pm
 5/26 – 6/11 High School Student Art Contest; 9-5p Mon.– Fri., 9-5 Mosely Gallery,

University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Princess Anne, Md.


1 - October Bloodletting historical medical exhibit opening Tues-Sat: 10- 4pm, Sun: 1-4pm: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 West Market St., Snow Hill, MD. 410-632-0515


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7pm Democracy Now! 8pm Evening Jazz; Brian Daniels 10 pm BBC World Service 12am Jazz with Bob Parlocha 6am Morning Edition

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S AT U R DAY M AY 8 T H , 2 0 1 0 D O W N T O W N

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Abe Lincoln

“Though an old man I am but a young gardener.”

1 Beach Clean-Up

Community Service Credits. 10am, Location: TBA, OC.MD. Join OC Surfriders, the Beach Patrol, students, surf clubs & Jr. Red Cross in cleaning up the beach.

1 Crab soup Cook-off

White Marlin Festival. 12-3pm, Downtown OO,MD. Family & foodie event! Top chefs Thomas Jefferson cook-off for “Best Crab Soup.” Taste & vote 410-289-1413 Two American Presidents & scholars $.

30-2 77th Anniversary Dover Days Festival

1 Tea in the Trees Journaling,

11-1pm. Stroll through the Arboretum’s varied habitats, get inspired, Teatime & writing. Pre-register 410-634-2847

Historic Homes of Kent House Tour, concerts, crafts and food. Parade, pet parade, car show, Amish quilt auction, maypole dancing. Legislative Mall, The 1 Garden Art & Native Plant Sale Green & downtown, free parking. 800-233-5368 Golden Quarter Farm, Assateague Rd., Berlin. Exhibits, naturalist-led walks, Master Gardeners & Kid fun. Benefit ACT. 1 Glee Club! Smyrna Opera House Glee Club Show: Don’t Stop Believin’, pop/rock, featuring the vocal chops of local high 1 Multicultural festival, school students. 7:30pm. $, fee. 10am-3pm, FREE. Idlewild Park, Easton. 302-653-4236 Entertainment, ethnic food, children’s 1Fundraiser Nabb Center games. 410-829-3560 Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery 2 Pops Concert. music, food and Eastern Shore wines The Schwartz Center in Dover. For tickets, on the banks of historic Wicomico 302-270-1903 Creek. $65. 410-543-6312

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2 Pops Concert.

The Schwartz Center in Dover. For tickets,

2 Putt.Putt for a cure Miniature Golf at Jungle Jim’s, $5/per., 11-4pm. Benefit The Relay For Life and The March For Babies


2 Film Amreeka. First-generation teenagers caught between their heritage and the new world. PG-13. 3:30 pm, Wor-Wic Community College, Guerrieri Auditorium. Salisbury. $fee 410-543-2787 2 Tri-County Bird Trip


7:30am. To Pickering creek from Ward Foundation, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. FREE. Bring snack/drink/binoculars. 410-742-8920

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ators of Idiot Books speak about their lives and work. Easton library. 410-745-5877

5 Seafood Festival

42nd Annual. Chincoteague Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce –757-787-2460

6-9 Springfest Music, fun & food!

Inlet Parking Lot, O.C., MD. Thursday: Captain Fantastic (Elton John Tribute) Friday: The Country Rat Pack with Richie McDonald, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence Saturday: Teen Idols with Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits, Mickey Dolenz of the Monkeys and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders. 800-626-2326


Shearing/ Farm Day

7,8 Festival of Music

Fri., 8-8 Parade on Boardwalk, Sat., 9am 40th St. & Bay Bay – OC.MD Music festival for middle, junior & high school instrumental & choral organizations. 800-323-0974

7 YJASTROS: THE AMERICAN FLAMENCO REPERTORY COMPANY. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 410-822-ARTS 7 Spring Arts Night, Downtown Berlin. 7-23 theater “Who Am I This Time? “

Tred Avon Players . A delicious backstage comedy romance about a small town hardware clerk who only finds his true identity (and the love he craves) while acting on stage. F& Sat. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 8pm; Sun. 9,16 & 23 at 2pm; Th. 5/ 20 at 7pm.Oxford Community Center, Oxford. 410-226-0061

7 Cracklin’ Campfire

7-9pm $Fee, Pemberton Historical Park, Salisbury. Storytelling, jokes, skits and sticky s’mores with friends and family. 410-860-2447

May 8th . 10am-4pm

8525 Logtown RD.,Berlin Vendors invited! Native Americans with Teepee, Grinding grain & baking bread, Spinning & Weaving, Sheep Shearing, Heirloom Seeds & plants, Homemade soap & more!


Family FUN!

Salisbury Chamber Singers

7 May*Day: Green!

10-2pm. Fun environmental activies; water quality, wetlands, native species and recycling. 3rd - 5th grade students & homeschool groups. Pre-register. Ward Museum. 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. 410-742-4988


Wicomico Presbyterian Church 129 Broad St. Salisbury Sunday, 3:00 pm, May 23, 2010 tickets at door

11779 Somerset Avenue, Downtown Princess Anne


gifts . home . art gallery and coffee cafe 7 Night Hike Pemberton Park

9-10pm with a naturalist, $fee, Pemberton Dr., Salisbury 410-860-2447

8 Got Voice? Smyrna Opera House

Vocal talent show.(juried.) 7:30pm, fee, 302-653-4236 8-9, Broadway Voices An annual event that takes you on one star’s journey to Broadway.

8 Native Plants sale & Seminar

9-1pm. Ward Museum . Pre-orders for native plants are available online. ( 410-641-4467. Pre-register for seminars. 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. 4 10-742-4988


8 Mass Migration! 16th Annual!

International Migratory Bird Celebration Bird walks, crafts, wildlife artists, live animal demonstrations & food. 757-336-6122

8 PASSAFIRE 7pm Winterplace Park,

Salisbury, Live music, food. Benefits local charities!

8 Walking Club Kick-off 9am. 8 Tiny Tykes Hike11-noon, $6/child,

ages 2-4 at 410-860-2447

8 Outdoor Survival, Pocomoke River State Park, 1pm. , Snow Hill, $3 fee



The Oxford Garden Club, Adkins Arboretum & Shore Land Stewardship Council. Care for your property in ways that preserve

the health of the Chesapeake Bay region. Get “The Green Book”9:30 am, Oxford Community Center. 410-634-2847

8 An Evening with Diane Rehm

6:30pm WSCL.Public Radio Delmarva Fundraiser, Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. Private Meet-and-Greet Session: Holloway Hall Social Room, 5:30pm. 410-543-6895

8 Berlin Blues & Jazz Bash 11-6pm

“celebrating local traditions and contemporary cuisine”

Downtown Berlin. 2 stages.Live music competition! arts and crafts vendor, children’s activities. Bring a chair. 410-641-4775

104 w. green street, snow hill , maryland

8 Bird Day International Migratory Bird Day

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge. 8am. Bird Walk ; Visitor’s Center.


8 Princess Anne Street Fest

10- 4pm, Downtown Princess Anne. Food, kid fun, crafts & entertainment. 410-651-0422

8 Mother Earth Day Festival 10am- 4pm Robert Reed Park. FREE,hazardous household waste pick-up, art from recycled stuff, touch tank, music and lots of green fun! Chincoteague, VA.

8,9 Ballet . Alice in Wonderland

5/8 at 3 & 7pm; 5/9 at 2pm, $Fee. Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East. Talented dancers, beautiful costumes & scenery. 410-287-1037


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Mothers Day

8 Westside Heritage Fest 9 am

22ndannual. 2010 Mardela Ball Park , Salisbury. Parade, entertainment, food. Auction, Kids activities.1 pm antique tractor pull. 410-713-9309

9 Mothers’ Day, Furnace Town Museum,

Snow Hill, Mom free! 410-632-2032

9 Performance University Chorale & Vocal Jazz Ensemble 4:30pm, Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. 410-543-6385 9 Paint Out weekend 7-9 Rehoboth

Beach regional art downtown!

11 Salisbury Pops 7:30pm, Holloway Hall,

SU Campus, Salisbury


12 The Antique Library Road Show,

All things

mother & child... naturally, of course!

toys . books . gifts . gear

Historic Downtown Princess Anne

11779 Somerset Avenue



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2pm, antique appraisal program at Snow Hill Library, free, Snow Hill. 410-632-3495

12 Peace Meeting 7pm Peace Alliance of the Lower Shore (PALS),downstairs, Wicomico Public Library. 410-546-1466/410-749-1792 13 Jazz Brazz Big Band 7:30pm

Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. 410-543-6385

13 Invite Wildlife to your Backyard

7:30pm. $6fee. 410-860-2447


is May 15th:)

14 Brandywine Chorale 7:30pm. Smyrna Opera House; joyful song, medleys to musicals. $ tickets. 302-653-4236 14-16 NASCAR Weekend

Dover. Sprint Cup race, Dover International Speedway. $Tickets. 800-441-RACE

14 Film: MERTON 6PM

film & discussion. $2. Writer and philosopher Thomas Merton’s work inspires debate over concerns such as war and faith. Unitarian Fellowship 2812 old OC Rd. Salisbury.

14- Theater “Marvin’s Room” Theatre Guild presents May 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29 -- Patchwork Playhouse, 140 Roosevelt Ave. Dover. $tickets. 302-674-3568 15 Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm “Musical Tour of Europe” Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. $tickets. 410-548-8857


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Holds four photos & two gem stones of your choice. Bring in, email or fax the photos. We do all the work! Bailey Jewelers Super Price! $299.00


30400 Mount Vernon Road, Princess Anne Open Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 9-2 Closed Sun & Mon

pretty cool.

1-5pm. The Oxford Garden Club presents “The Canterbury Tales” - A Standard Flower, Oxford Fire House. Free.

15, 16 Assateague Native Tribe Pow Wow

10-5pm Cypress Park, Pocomoke. $3. Fee,vendors, games, shows, performances. 410-957-2521

15 Spring Fest

8am-4pm Downtown Pocomoke. 8-11am; Town-wide Yard Sale, 11-4pm Vendors, Crafts, Food and Entertainment.


233 E. Main St. Salisbury, MD


Mothers Day Everyday!

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.

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15 Classic Chevy Festival

30th Annual-at Francis Scott Key Motel, Rt. 50. 12806 Ocean Gateway. Boardwalk cruise Sunday at 8:30am. Chinese auction, games, raffles, & “Best of Show” for engine, paint & interior. Register 1-5pm Sat.; 9am-12 Sun. 302-732-3241

15,16 Children’s Theater

18 International Museum Day,

Julia A. Purnell Museum, free. 410-632-0515 Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum - 10-5pm, Free! Ocean City.

18 Tri-County Bird Trip 7pm, Fox Room Asbury Methodist Church, Camden Ave., Salisbury. Birding in Guatemala. 410-543-1853

Princess & the Pea, Riverfront Theatre 19 3rd Wednesday Lecture Series 1pm, Second Street Players, Milford. $ tickets, 7:30pm. $fee. Pemberton Historical Park, Ed. Center, 302-422-0220 Salisbury. 410-860-2447 15 Lecture “The African American History of Chincoteague Island”. Rick Smith 2-4 PM, 20 Salisbury Youth Orchestra Herbert H. Bateman Visitor Center on the 7:30pm Holloway Hall, SU Campus, Salisbury. Refuge. Free. Discussion, tea and cookies. $fee. 410-543-6381

15 “Conserve, Preserve, Restore” 10-5pm rain or shine. Waterfront homes, historic properties and glorious gardens, from Easton to Oxford. $30. Historical Society of Talbot County 410-822-0773 15 Family Nature Club - Camping

20 Senior Day 9am-3pm, Eastern Shore’s largest festival for citizens more than 55 years old. Entertainment, food, health screenings, vendors; rain or shine. Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park Cambridge : 410-228-8569 20 -23 Cruisin’ Ocean City

Thurs.-Sat., 9-5pm; Sun., 9-4pm. 40th St. & the Bay All outdoor gear is provided;Space limited. – OC. Popular car show features over 3,000 hot rods, Register $fee. Ward Museum. 909 S. customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars, Live Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. 410-742-4988 entertainment, celebrity guests & parade. 410-798-6304 15 Scottish Games 8:30-5am Fairgrounds, 21 Girls Night Out at the Arts Center 302-309-0032 Dorchester Center for the Arts. Make a ceramic wall pocket. 
$25 (includes materials, wine, ap15 Archeology Dig Furnace Town 1-4pm, petizers. Register. 410-228-7782 $fee. Snow Hill,, 410-632-2032.


Residential & Commercial SERVICES

410. 749.3316 Charles Brown Glass Company 6581 Hobbs Road, Salisbury, MD

Family Owned Business Serving Delmarva Since 1959 22 Mystery Dinner Theatre: Cashinbanca 21 Four Tops Cruisin’ Concert 40 st. & the Bay, 8pm. $fee, OC Convention . 800-551-7328

21May Flowers Third Friday @ SWAC

FREE! 5-8pm. 104 Poplar Hill Ave., Salisbury, above Season’s Best Antiques. Floral arts of all kinds, Carnations for all Mothers, maypole dancing and harp music. 410-543-2787

22, Antique Airplanes Fly In.

parody/murder mystery of one of America’s most beloved film classics, Casablanca. Nazis, music, love, intrigue and of course murder abound at “Dick’s American Café”. 6 p.m., fee. 302-653-4236

22 Spring Nature Walk at Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, 10am, NWR Visitor Center. About 2hrs. 23, 8am, 3-4 hr walk bring binoculars. Pre-register.

22 Easton Kitchen and Garden Tour.

11-5 (10) locations all within walking distance in Rain date: May 23rd. Horn Point Aerodrome Cambridge. Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm 410-310-0159 downtown Easton’s historic area. Honors Easton’s 300th anniversary. $ tour & tea. 410-822-0773 22 Acoustic Music Series Concert Easton Historical Society by Pavilion 3, 7:30pm (ticketed) Chincoteague


22Wicomico County Soccer Day

9-11am. kids ages 3 - 14 can participate in fun soccer drills, exercises, and games! Receive a $5 off coupon to be used for the 2010 Fall Soccer League. Register for the fall soccer league from 8:30 on 410-548-4900 ext. 108

May 7,8 movie

22 Lions’ Club Homecoming & Auction,

12-4pm, barbecue chicken dinners for eating in or carrying out. 410-546-1684

Cop Out 7 pm, tickets $5.

22 Adopt-a-Raptor Show,

May 21,22 movie

Pocomoke River State Park, 7pm. 410-632-2566

23 Wetlands are Wonderlands

11-2pm, the Arboretum’s wetland are teeming with critters. . Use nets and field microscopes! $fee. Pre-register; 410-634-2847

23 2 Tri-County Bird Trip

Night birds!At Truit’s Landing. Leave from Ward Foundation, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. 7:30 am, FREE. Bring snack/drink/binoculars. 410-742-5497

28 WET trip /Horseshoe Crabs

The Losers 7pm, tickets $5.

May 28th

“Peter’s Voice” All events subject to change. Please check our website www.marvatheater. com and our Facebook page for updates*

movies . theater private parties

7:30pm meet at Guerrieri Center parking lot, SU. Carpool to South Bower’s Beach to watch this amazing spectacle! $, wear boots, bug repellant, bring a flashlight. 410-202-9668

28 LAKE OF FIRE film

6PM film & discussion. $2. Director Tony Kaye examines the issue of abortion in America in this evenhanded documentary. Unitarian Fellowship 2812 old OC Rd. Salisbury

27 103 Market St., Pocomoke, Maryland



Model Expo Saturday, May 22, 10am-4pm Sunday, May 23, 10am-3pm Hosted by the Museum’s Model Guild and the North American Steamboat Modelers Association, this expo includes radio-controlled models powered by steam, battery, and wind. Static displays of highly-detailed and realistic models will be featured, as well as activities for children, too! Included with Museum admission. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, Maryland w 410-745-2916

Visit for a complete events schedule.

Bring Back Family Fun Time

School will soon be out and the summer will be here. In the age of over scheduling squeezing in time to unwind and slow the pace down to hear your children is a true gift. Take care to cultivate tender, teachable, and thoughtful moments that are irreplaceable and lost in a flash. Consider how to spend your valuable time.

Ask the following questions;

ask angela

1- What are we/the children getting out of this activity? If you or the children are rushed and complain about going each week this could be a sign to reevaluate the purpose of this activity. 2- How does this activity enhance my child’s/our life? Just because the neighbor’s child or classmates are participating in an activity doesn’t mean you have to. The activity may not match your child’s needs or desires. 3- Does this activity just fill a time slot? You don’t have to schedule every extra open time slot. Don’t be afraid of taking that time to unwind. Your child will thank you and your stress level will thank you. So where do we find that time for family fun? You make it! It is as important as a business meeting, lunch date, or going to the doctors. Try some of these family fun time tips. Setting at least one night a week aside for family fun night. Sit down with everyone and pick the night and time. Have fun with it, start at dinner. Everyone makes a part of the meal. Switch the activities up by the week. The first week is board games, the second week is bingo, the third is a movie, and the fourth could be a family book club night. Once a month pick a field trip for everyone. Pick up your local paper, search the web, or visit the county’s travel center. Often these places have great suggestions, untraveled parks, and loads of free events. Think about a weekly family activity. Some families like to swim together, workout together, volunteer together, or take a class together. You just may find out that when your time is spent more meaningfully, stress levels often drop, communication is improved and a stronger family bond is gained.


Angela Ackerson is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been working with families and children for over nineteen years. If you have any comments, or questions you can contact her at or at 443-783-0624.

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29 1800’s festival Fairmount Academy’s 35th Annual. 11am - 5pm. Rain date 6/5. Fairmount Road, Fairmount. 1800’s classroom & spelling bee, entertainment, crafts, seafood, desserts. ADA.Fairmount Historical Association From Rt#13 Take Rt#413 to Rt#361 Follow 6.5 miles to fairgrounds. Karl 410-651-3945 29,30 Spring Arts & Crafts Show

10-5pm OC Convention Center, 40th St. & Bay craft show, garden accessories, jewelry, plants & homemade items. Sat., 10-5pm; Sun., 10-4pm. 410-213-0735

12 William Street Berlin , Maryland, USA Phone 410.641.2781

jewelry & stuff you love

29 Chestertown tea party

Celebrating colonial resistance to British rule! Re-enactment, parade, street performances, local fare, distance run, more! : May 28 (cocktail party); May 29 (festival); May 30 (event); May 31 (parade) 410-778-0416

30 17th Soft Shell Spring Fair

12 noon – 5 pm at the City Dock, fresh local seafood, arts & crafts, Waterman’s Hall of Fame Awards, Live Entertainment, Free Admission. 410-968-2500

30 Strawberry Day at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, 1-4pm, admission fee applies, 410-632-2032. 30 Ridgely Strawberry fest Enjoy

strawberry shortcake, chicken barbecue, draft beer, parade, music, crafts, games and amusements. Sutton Park, Sun, 10am-5pm 410-482-8026


KiKi Burleigh Bags

Bonnie Rideout

5/1 8 p.m. Scottish Fiddle

Great Big Sea

5/4 - Great Big Sea - Celtic Pop/Rock (“Barenaked Ladies-esque”)

Jim Brickman

5/ 5 – “America’s Romantic Piano Sensation”

Shawn Colvin

5/ 8 Grammy-winning Folk/Pop (Sunny Came Home)

Sam Bush

5/ 14 – Bluegrass/”Newgrass” Mandolinist

Beth McDonald

5/15 - Regional Jazz Vocalist

An Evening with Bill Kirchen 5/22 Rockabilly

Moe Provencher

5/27 in the Stoltz Listening Room

And coming soon... 6/6 Taj Mahal Trio 6/9 Artie Shaw Orchestra 6/14 Loudon Wainwright lll All shows begin at 8pm w/ 7:30 doors, unless otherwise noted

Tickets 410.822.7299 Easton box office or

Muskrat Park

The Town and Commissioners of St. Michaels

would like to welcome your participation in the Ribbon Cutting Festivities at the Greening of Muskrat Park. Muskrat Park has undergone a rejuvenation and on Saturday, May 1st at 11:30 a.m., the friends and residents of St. Michaels will celebrate its new look with memories and a history of the Park, firing of the Muskrat Park Cannons along with a Fife and Drum salute, and refreshments on the Green. The Town sincerely hopes that you can join us, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Office at 410.745.9535.

the ce calendar Guide celebrates open spaces

Salisbury Cycle & Fitness Inc.

May calendar continued...

29 Memorial Day St*Arts and Stripes Event

noon, The Freeman Stage at Bayside Celebrate the beginning of summer! Plus the Zany Umbrella Circus’ illusions and acrobatic antics. Patriotic celebration!

30 Sea Concert & Blessing of the Fleet!

FREE Music at the Dock Concert - Bob Zentz Songs of the Sea, Chincoteague, VA.

31 FREE Skipjack Sails

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on the Nathan of Dorchester, during Dorchester County’s Heritage Month. 12, 1, 2, & 3 p.m., Long Wharf, Cambridge.

swim it. bike it.

1 2010 Six Pillars Century. Blackwater Bicycle Tour starts at the Great Marsh Park, Cambridge. Through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. 

The Blackwater Tour has 4 rides/ courses. 

• 12 Mile Family Ride
• 30 Mile Fun and Fitness Course
• 56 Mile Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Course
• 100 Mile Century Course. GREEN intiative Festival!!! 2 Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon 10 am, Cedar Hill Marina, Bivalve, MD. A 3-mile swim and sprint triathlon from a certified clean marina on the scenic Nanticoke River. (Event is pursuing green certification) 443-614-4122


coming up...

REGISTER now....for 6/6 Pocomoke Triathalon Pre-Race Meeting at 8:30am; Race starts promptly at 9am. Lower Shore Family YMCA, 1900 Worcester Hwy, Pocomoke City, MD 6/19 Viewtrail Metric Century cycling event. Berlin, MD. A show -n- go start from 7-9am at Stephen Decatur Park. Choose 20,40 or 62 mile routes. 6/20 Assateague Assault is a sprint distance triathlon to help support the Greater Ocean City Chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association along with the FOASP (Friends of Assateague State Park). 6/19 2nd Annual OC 5 Mile Boardwalk Run. 7am, 5 miles of the famous Ocean City, MD Boardwalk. Great Family event!! Sustainable initiatives Reduce We encourage everyone, athletes and spectators, to car pool. Our water conversation efforts will save over 2400 gallons of fresh water. Only hybrid vehicles are used for land course support. Reuse All leftover food will be composted by a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. All cups, utensils and plates are made from compostable materials. Recycle Convenient receptacles provided for recycling all paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum and glass. All event support equipment is shared among several local race events. Go to MAKE YOUR EVENT A GREEN EVENT


run it...

Your running and wellness specialists

4/30 -5/1 . American Cancer Society Relay for Life Salisbury University Intramural Fields. Register: 5/1 . Frederick Douglass YMCA 10-miler.& Race Day Fest; 11-4. Benefit. Race starts 9am.Talbott County YMCA. 
 410-822-0566 2 DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K / 1M Walk 5K Run & 1M Walk at Tanger Outlets by Applebees. All $20 race fees go directly to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition 5/ 22, Beach Respite Run. 4 mile run Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation 9am start. Benefit bringing joy to critically ill children and their families.Bayside Resort and Golf Club, Fenwick Island, Delaware. thru-29 Justin W Jennings Memorial 5K Run/Walk 8am Bethany Beach. Proceeds benefit “Justin’s Beach House” for families with cancer. 31 8th Rusty Rudder 5k Part 1 of Seven Sisters Two Brothers Run Walk Series 2010

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

* Cambridge Farmer’s Market Thursdays 3:30-6:30 . Main St., Cambridge. 410-310-6093 * Berlin Farmers Market Fridays 10-3. Downtown Berlin. 410-641-4775 * Pocomoke Farmers Market * Fridays 8-12 Next to Cypress Park, Market St., Pocomoke 410-957-1333 * Salisbury Farmers Market * Saturday 8-1:00 Across from the Ramada Inn, off Rt.13, downtown Salisbury (parking lot16). 443-783-3495 * Organic farmers: Tuesdays, 4-6pm Asbury United Methodist Church, Camden Ave. Salisbury * Snow Hill Farmer’s Market * Tuesdays 2-6, On the river: municipal parking lot, Green Street, 410-632-2080 * OC Farmer’s Market * Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-1. Phillips Parking Lot, 42nd St. & Coastal Hwy. 410-860-2607 * Princess Anne Farmer’s Market * Thursday 3-6pm. Manokin River Park, Somerset Ave. (WIC coupons accepted.) 410-651-1818 * Easton Farmer’s Market * Saturdays 8am-1 Wednesday 1-6pm. Town Parking lot off Harrison Street * St. Michaels Farmer’s Market * Saturdays 8:30am-11:30. Muskrat Park on St. Michael’s Harbor * Oxford Farmer’s Market Wednesdays , 4-6pm in the front circle drive of the Oxford Community Center. ! Not all Farmers Markets open in to inquire.

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Eastern Shore Pharmacy

NEW natural tooth paste BURT’S BEES ! 23.4

PHONE: 410-749-5253 Fax: 410-749-6345

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.

recipes s e a s o n a l Asparagus

simple grilled

1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper to taste

Preheat grill for high heat. Lightly coat the asparagus

spears with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or to desired tenderness.

sesame grilled asparagus

1 tbsptoasted sesame oil, soy sauce, 3 colves garlic 1 tsp brown sugar, 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Preheat grill for high heat. In a bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce,

garlic, and brown sugar. Place asparagus in the bowl, and toss to coat. Lightly oil a fine-mesh grill grate. Place asparagus on grate, and cook 8 minutes, until tender but firm. Garnish with sesame seeds to serve.

Drunken Grilled Asparagus

1 cup Burgundy wine, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp brown mustard 1 tsp garlic powder, salt & pepper, 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed In a medium bowl, whisk together Burgundy wine, olive oil, brown mustard, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Place asparagus in a large glass bowl, and cover with the Burgundy wine mixture. Cover bowl, and marinate asparagus in the refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Grill asparagus 10 minutes, or to desired tenderness.


Stoney Cove Books

at Chesapeake East Company 501 West Main Street, Salisbury Hours: Mon.- Sat. 10am -5pm 410.546.1534 New & Used, Antiquarian Classics, Contemporary Literature, History, Cookbooks, Nature, & Children’s Books.

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I have seen remarkable results as a cancer survivor. Visit: to learn more... Join me for a Wellness Presentation at: Please call me; Beth Gibbons May 15, 2010 AT Chesapeake East, 410-726-0278 501 West Main Street, Salisbury on the river, Saturday, 10:00 am Registration required.

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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-


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the garden warrior*

Words from someone who routinely bites off more than they can chew, has no time for it and must have a garden no matter what. When I lived in New York City I grew basil and other herbs in a battalion of pots jammed into every inch of our small fire escape. Luckily our apartment building never caught fire. My first car, a 1962 Volvo 122s, only slightly younger than me at the time, always had some small plant growing in it’s ashtray. Out at Secrethouse, in what was a field of weeds, in front of what was an empty and unhappy house is now nearly a half acre of brickwalks, fruit trees, bulb gardens and other garden patches for what ever I throw in there.



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by Dana Simson

Here is how I garden: 1) I get overly excited and wildly optimistic. 2) On the first sunny day, I begin a frenzy of digging and planting of last years excess seeds- and then more new varieties as I cannot help myself, when I see an intriguing seed packet. 3) I never turn down a friend offering me their extra seedlings and left over plants when they have sense enough to limit the size of their gardens. 4) Lastly, once everything is in (and I do attempt to mulch and deter weeds with all sorts of creative methods,) I get distracted with everything else that is going on until one day on average a month and a half later when my husbands says,

� Your garden is a jungle!�

This sequence of events unwinds just like clockwork, like the Shad returning to the Nanticoke River to spawn, or the enthusiastic dog leaping through the brand-new screen on our front door. ProblemThe pond plants have won; the pond (and the fish) are backed into a corner. Solution-Extreme garden warrior tactic- divide and conquer. Weapons: Curved garden rake, 4 cups of coffee, an irrerverence for being covered in pond scum and a hack saw. continued next page.....

the garden warrior*

Years ago, my dear friend Kathy Day gave me a pond plant and some goldfish. This was like giving a vat of stout to a beerhound. One sip and you must have it around. A fish pond is a meditative treat. It is like being the creator and czar of an entire small kingdom that you may watch over and admire. It is easy to create a pond, in fact even an oversized garden pot can work- add water (let it stand for a week before adding fish, water plants in the method that will follow) and fish-( rescue 10 for a dollar; from the pet section of some big box store- look for, actually tiny goldfish. But I digress. My pond was a tangle. The original potted pondplants, had burst forth under water and matted their roots together in an extraordinarily heavy floating island. There was no way a mere human could ever drag any of it out. Using my curved garden rake I hooked the mass and rocked it up and down, pulling the roots out of the bottom muck.Then I heaved to and fro working this heap of plants, muck and things that had fallen into the pond and disappeared within reach of pondside. (This is excellent cardio, but not for the faint hearted.)

Now the stroke of genius- as my husband was not on site to recoil in horror, I drew my hack saw and attacked, separating the glump into heavable clumps. Voila, 3 short rounds in the ring later, I wrestled that mass onto the patio. The pond and I exhaled a victory sigh. Important garden warrior notion:

Could this thing be useful?

Only the rotted and old growth portion of the pile should be composted-( Which in fact is lovely topnotch material!) The matted pile of pond plants is .... Christmas for friends! Here is how to wrap up the gloop & present each one: Breathe demurely, then gently pull apart or hacksaw if necessary the untidy clumps into pot-sized portions.

Cut some old window screen into a square large enough to cover and wrap up the sides of a garden pot. Push it in and place a half brick or some rocks in the bottom. This is a super way to re-use the piles of plastic pots you just can’t throw out, lurking in the garage.


Fill around this with pea gravel. Next cut any dead bits off the pond plant and tuck it in place, covering the roots and up the sides with soil. Lastly, cover the surface of the pot around the plant with more pea gravel. Put a ribbon on it and pass it on! This way all the ponds or ditches or low spots in one’s yard can bloom with Hyacinth or yellow iris. Place any you keep in your pond so the water just covers the gravel and top of the pot. Oh, and one final note; next time don’t let that pond get so out of hand.Right.... and someday we’ll buy wall to wall white carpeting for our mudroom. Garden Warrior Reward Presents for friends Useful session of cardio & stretching Lovely, happy pond.

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An Evening With

DIANE REHM Public Radio Delmarva Fundraising Event

Saturday, February 6, 2010 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Private Meet & Greet Session Holloway Hall, Social Room, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $75 - Includes Reserved Seating at Talk & Meet & Greet Session General Admission Tickets: $35 - Talk $25 - w/ SU ID - Talk

“You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.� -Jerry Garcia

Greg Felthousen, DDS, MS

Specialist in Periodontics Fellow University of Maryland Implant Prosthodontics 304 Dogwood Dr., Salisbury, MD 21801 (410)548-1096

MASS m i g r a t i o n

In the last few decades, ornithologists have discovered that the spring migration of shorebirds coincides with the arrival of the horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay.


Recent bird counts of migratory shorebirds have shown alarming decreases in numbers. Like the link between shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning times, many think there is a corresponding link between shorebird population declines and horseshoe crab over-harvesting. Surveys have shown that the Delaware Bay is the 2nd largest stopover location in the Western Hemisphere for northward bound shorebirds (only Copper River Delta on the Alaskan coast hosts more birds). Estimates of anywhere from 300,000 to more than a million shorebirds stop at the Delaware Bay each year on their way north. What makes the Delaware Bay so attractive to the shorebirds is the eggs of the largest concentration of spawning horseshoe crabs along the Atlantic coast. The eggs of horseshoe crabs are buried in nests at a depth of 15-20cm and are inaccessible to most shorebirds. However with the high concentration of horseshoe crabs that occur along the Delaware Bay, previously laid nests are dug up in the process of laying new nests. The eggs from these disturbed nests accumulate on the surface and provide most of the eggs that the shorebirds feed on. Without a high concentration of horseshoe crabs, the abundant food source would essentially vanish.

m a y . e v e n t s

5/2 Tri-County Bird Trip to Pickering Creek 7:30am from Ward Foundation, 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury. FREE. Plan to carpool. Bring snack/drink/ binoculars. 410-742-8920 5/8 International Migratory Bird Celebration


16th Annual! Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Bird walks, crafts, wildlife artists, live animal demonstrations & food. 757-336-6122

5/8 International Migratory Bird Day

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge 8am. Bird Walk from Visitor’s Center.

5/28 WET trip /Horseshoe Crabs 7:30pm meet at Guerrieri Center parking lot, SU, Dunlin Sandpiper Salisbury. Carpool to South Bower’s Beach to watch this amazing spectacle! $fee. Wear boots, bug repellant, bring a flashlight. 410-202-9668

5/29 BOMBAY HOOK: Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Presentation. 9:30 am – noon. Greg Breese, Project Manager for the Delaware Bay Estuary Project, will start the program with a presentation on shorebirds, their amazing migration journey, and horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay. The group will then go to Pickering Beach to see the shorebirds and the horseAmerican shoe crabs that come up onto the Bay beach to spawn. Avocet Meet at the Refuge’s auditorium. May 5-June 5 Slaughter Beach Shorebird Project.

10-15 volunteers per day, experienced in bird handling & banding assist in a month-long count. more info: m o re n e x t p a g e . . . .


what.da.yano? Horseshoe crabs

are among the world’s oldest and most fascinating creatures. The earliest horseshoe crab species were crawling around the Earth’s shallow coastal seas for at least 100 million years before the dinosaurs even arrived (which was about 200 million years ago). Since that time, the Earth’s land masses have shifted dramatically, thousands of other species have come and gone, but horseshoe crabs have survived and today remain much as they were those millions of years ago. The females are much larger than the males which have indentations on the underside of their helmet-like shell which enables them to hold onto the female with their special claws pedipalps (the specially modified second set of clawed appendages which females do not have) while spawning. The blood of the horseshoe crab is valued as it provides a gram negative base for testing of pharmaceutical drugs. Their shells are used in making sutures and wound dressings for burn patients.

Learn more;

New management practices for the horseshoe crab fishery to combat over harvesting will also help restore migratory shorebird populations.One more example of how we are all linked together on our planet earth. Some horseshoe crabs are tagged to see what their travel patterns are like. When a person finds one that is tagged they can call the phone number on the tag and report the number. A certificate will be sent to them with the original tagging location to see how far that crab has traveled- plus you recieve a free horseshoe crab pin! (cool!) Robin Coventry of Dover, Delaware.... found one last year which was originally tagged on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay. Families often take nature walks along the shore flipping stranded horseshoe crabs off their backs. They look a little intimidating with their spear-like tail but they are gentle creatures.




FIND the DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve, located on a 1.7 acre property at the mouth of the Mispillion River on the Delaware Bay. This harbor represents one of the most important horseshoe crab spawning beaches and shorebird feeding areas in the world. Each year, thousands of horseshoe crabs mate and lay millions of eggs on beaches visible from the DuPont Nature Center’s observation deck. The eggs are a critical food source for migratory shorebirds, including the red knot, which stops at the Delaware Bay each spring on its 9,000 mile flight from Tierra del Fuego (South America’s southern most tip) to its summer nesting grounds in the Artic.


28,29 & 30 Memorial Day

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival at Milton Memorial Park

and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Arts & Crafts, Games, Train Rides,Vendors, Great Food, Wildlife Exhibits, Shuttle to Prime Hook, Entertainment and lots more. Friday Night: Delaware Comedy Improv in the Tent Saturday: 302-684-1101

Just Ask! We’ll Try!

breakfast (all day)

lunch specials bakery


113 Union St., Unit C . M I LT O N , D e l a w a r e

free ice cream with lunch order!

9am-11pm The DuPont Nature Center, Cedar Creek Marina and Milford Parks & Rec. celebrate the return of the shorebirds and the Horseshoe Crabs. Games, food, “Kids for Conservation”contest, educational exhibits. Raffles, live steel drum music & Silent Auction. Benefit the Friends of the DuPont Nature Center’s educational and interpretive programming. The DuPont Nature Center, Mispillion Harbor Reserve. 2992 Lighthouse Road Milford, DE. 302-422-1329

302. 329. 9643 omelettes . waffles . muffins . cakes . ice cream . salads . . homemade soups & chili ! Mon.-Sat. 7am-6pm, Sun. 8am-4pm

With the recent decision by the Obama Administration to open up the Mid-Atlantic Coast to oil drilling, our beaches and coastal wildlife may be impacted by a future oil spill. Environmental effects are perhaps the broadest category of the effects of oil on wildlife. Environmental effects include, but are not limited to: immediate contamination of the regional food source; reduction in the breeding animals and plants that provide future food sources; contamination of nesting habitat, and reduction in reproductive success through contamination and reduced hatchability of eggs or temporary disruption of ovarian function. Secondary contamination of nests, eggs, young, other flock members and predators is also common. External Effects The external effects of oil are the most noticeable and most immediately debilitating. Birds that are frequently affected by oil spills include those that remain on the water, such as ducks, loons, and grebes, and those that feed in the water, such as gulls, terns, herons, and birds of prey including bald eagles and ospreys. The internal effects of oil on birds, while not as apparent as the external effects, are equally life-threatening. Direct toxic effects on the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver have all been documented. Ingestion of oil by birds attempting to clean feathers through preening frequently results in injury to the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. A similar irritation of other mucosal surfaces can lead to ulceration of eye surfaces, and the moist surfaces inside the mouth. Rapid retrieval of oiled wildlife and proper medical stabilization and evaluation by veterinarians and licensed wildlife rehabilitators experienced in the treatment of oiled wildlife are critical to the success in caring for oiled animals until it is ready for release.

Oil Spill Response Training Workshop


Be prepared for the next oil spill involving wildlife. Volunteers play an integral part in oiled wildlife response. Tri-State’s oil spill team offers training once each year to participate in this unique aspect of wildlife rehabilitation.

Find an injured bird: Call

(302)737-9543 10-5pm, Mon-Sun. Wild animals, just like family pets, need professional care when they are sick or injured. Broken bones and traumatic injuries or diseases need veterinary care. If you find an injured bird, take it to a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator immediately. Wildlife Rehabilitators are people who dedicate their time and energy to healing sick wildlife and raising orphaned youngsters with the goal of returning them to their natural home. They are licensed by state and federal agencies, and they often work with veterinarians who specialize in wildlife medicine. 

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:blood sucking parasitic arachnids may transmit infectious diseases.

Lyme disease can affect individual pets differently. Some animals may display no symptoms. Other animals may develop fever, loss of appetite, painful joints, lethargy, and vomiting. If left untreated, the spirochete may damage the eyes, heart, kidneys, and nervous system. Lyme disease has been diagnosed in humans, dogs, cats, horses, goats, and cattle.

Cats may show lameness, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, eye

damage, unusual breathing, or heart involvement. Many cats do not show noticeable symptoms, despite being infected.

Dogs that are infected may be lethargic, have a poor/loss of ap-

petite, or a fever (103° - 105 ° F). Dogs may also experience lameness shifting from one joint to another, fatigue, kidney damage or failure, heart disorders, or neurologic involvement (e.g. aggression, confusion, overeating, seizures). Dogs can be infected with the Lyme bacterium but not exhibit any noticeable symptoms. Dogs appear to have the same expression of disease as humans, therefore, humans have been considered an animal model for dogs. Transplacental transmission has occurred in dogs.

You within 1 to 2 weeks of being infected, people may have a “bull’s-

eye” rash with fever, headache, and muscle or joint pain. Some people have Lyme disease and do not have any early symptoms. Other people have a fever and other “flu-like” symptoms without a rash. After several days or weeks, the bacteria may spread throughout the body of an infected person. These people can get symptoms such as rashes in other parts of the body, pain that seems to move from joint to joint, and signs of inflammation of the heart or nerves. If the disease is not treated, a few patients can get additional symptoms, such as swelling and pain in major joints or mental changes, such as anxiety or depression. LOCAL LYME DISEASE MEETING; last Mondays, 6:30 pm Greater Salisbury Building, next to WMDT-TV, in downtown Salisbury.



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All our area shelters are in need

of volunteers, financial support and nice households or businesses wishing to adopt their residents. There are so many benefits to having a nice furry pet around to hug. Please make sure you have enough time to take good care of your new friend and always maintain your pets health and have them spayed.

MAY 1 . 9am-noon

Kid Fun, Moon Bounce, Silent Auction, & treats! T.shirts sales benefit shelter.

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We can always use volunteers ( must be 18+), or donations to assist with the care of our animals. (Towels, blankets & cleaning supplies are also helpful.) visit: Tues.-Sat. 11-5pm FIND US: From Mt. Hermon Rd. or Snow Hill Rd (rt.12) turn on to Airport Rd. to Fooks Rd. 1/2 mile & left on Citation Dr



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PROTECT PETS; When walking or exercising your outdoor pet, try to keep it away from grassy or wooded areas and leafy debris. Check your pet regularly for ticks, especially after any trips through grassy or wooded areas. Comb through your pet’s hair thoroughly. If you find a tick, remove it promptly. Lyme bacteria needs about 18 to 24 hours in order to transmit to your pet. Daily grooming keeps ticks at bay and keeps pets happy.





Consult your veterinarian about treating your dog with tick-killing pesticides (acaricides) or using tick collars. There are many pesticides aimed at preventing tick bites, but some people and animals are allergic to the chemicals they contain! If you find several ticks on your pet, you may wish to Window Ornament, discuss an insecticidal bath with your veterinarian Antiques & Old Books or groomer. Easton, MD PROTECT YOURSELF; Whenever possible, you should avoid entering areas that are likely to be infested with ticks, particularly in spring and summer when nymphal ticks feed. Wear light-colored clothing so that ticks can be spotted more easily and removed before becoming attached.(or long-sleeved shirts, tuck your pants into socks.) Apply as directed only- insect repellents containing DEET clothes and exposed skin, and permethrin (which kills ticks on contact) to clothes, should also help reduce the risk of tick attachment.Since transmission of B. burgdorferi from an infected tick is unlikely to occur before 36 hours of tick attachment, check for ticks daily and remove them promptly. Embedded ticks should be removed by using fine-tipped tweezers. Cleanse the area with an antiseptic.


You can reduce the number of ticks around your home by removing leaf litter, brush- and wood-piles in traffic areas.


steal this idea a little pet goes a long way

No matter what your age, adding pets to your household is a good thing. For young children it is a learning opportunity in responsibility, compassion and discipline. Families can work together to train and care for their pets. Most importantly, the shared relationship of love between a pet and its owner is a valuable gift. For those of us 50+, a pet offers the following real bonuses: * Studies have shown that pet companionship actually improves senior citizen health and outlook on life. In addition‚ seniors with pets report feeling happier and safer. * The simple act of holding an animal can relieve symptoms of depression, lower blood pressure, and even decrease surgical patients’ healing times. The long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet are significantly higher than for those who did not. * Widows who have cats are better off medically during their first year of widowhood, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not. * One year after having a myocardial infarction, dog owners were more likely to still be living. * Dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide increased physical activity that strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation, and slows the loss of bone tissue. * Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners. * The most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease — it’s loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have, and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.


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senior opportunity In 2011 the oldest babyboomers will start turning 65, and every day after that 8,000 more will pass that milestone.

Babyboomers represent the largest, healthiest, longest lived, and best educated generation in American history! They join an active senior population in their 70’s and 80’s. Is 70 the new 60? Studies verify that an active social lifestyle of physical exercise and mental stimulation promotes better overall health and lengthens life-span. Second careers have become common-place. Volunteers are an important aspect of healthy, vibrant communities. The wisdom and experience of seniors, combined with their desire to stay relevant makes them valuable contributors. The scenic Delmarva Peninsula, conveniently located at the center of 5 major metropolitian cities, offers many amenities desired by this population. By 2020 over 39% of the Eastern Shore of Maryland will be over 50. To engage and support seniors, MAC ( Maintaining Active Citizens) the area Agency on Aging, Beacon at Salisbury University with it’s graySHORE Initiative, Wor-Wic Community College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore are launching NCE. (the 50+ Network for Creative Engagement) NCE seeks to provide an umbrella to direct seniors to regional organizations offering civic engagement, healthcare services, continuing education and recreation.While currently in the planning stages, NCE encourages area organizations to join its members to offer services through a centralized network. The Shore’s seniors represent a significant economic force that understands and appreciates the value of our communities and picturesque downtowns. Their sweat equity and interest fuels 75 % of volunteer action. Keeping this population pro-actively healthy and vital makes economic sense. The following pages offer a tiny slice of the many opportunities available across the shore both for seniors 50+ and anyone else who wishes to pursue them. For more information on NCE contact: Dr. Carol Stegman,


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is the designated area agency on aging for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. MAC is dedicated to the principle that older persons are entitled to lives of dignity, security, physical, mental, and social wellbeing; and to full participation in society.

To achieve our purpose for all older persons, MAC, an equal opportunity employer and service provider, serves as a focal point from which to address social and economic needs identified by older persons; and to provide a full range of services including health, nutrition, transportation, employment, education, recreation, and long term care services. (even Tax help!)


8am-3pm. Senior Center provides a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation/day trips; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events and fun and games. The Center has computers with Internet access. Talbot County Senior Center: 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton, MD 21601 410822-2869; Open Mon.- Fri. 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Delmarva Community Transit provides public transportation to the Senior Center Monday through Thursday (phone: 410-822-4155).

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410-219-3092 Expert Athletic Trainers


FITNESS PROGRAM Check out our active adult training & weight management programs! NEW LOCATION:

Assist you in meeting your goals. We can train you to overcome any challenge or obstacle you may face. * Kids Program * Physical Rehab * Sport Specific Training Options

103 Williamsport Circle, Salisbury (near College)

10 Grand Opening MAC’s New

Senior Center Weinberg Building is located behind the Holly Center Facility off Snow Hill Rd. (Rt. 12).

20 Senior Day 9am-3pm, Eastern Shore’s largest festival for citizens more than 55 years old. Entertainment, food, health screenings, vendors; rain or shine. Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park. Cambridge : 410-228-8569 ongoing

At the Holly Center Pool:
 Stretching, Slow Movement & Aqua Tai Chi; Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9am to 10am, $45 per month. 
 Aquatic Exercising; Tuesday & Thursday; 5:30pm to 6:30pm, $40 per month.
 Arthritis Class; Tuesday & Thursday; 11am to Noon, $30 per month.

At the HealthSouth Pool:
 Arthritis Class; Monday thru Friday; Noon to 1pm, $35 month 410-742-0505. Running/walking club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Chincoteague Senior Center. 757.990.9770.

Delmarva Singles 1st Wed.,

age 50+, 6 pm potluck dinner, Salisbury Chamber of Commerce. 302-846-3138

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Check out the gym at

the new MAC center full of special equipment developed for seniors. Endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation

And our many other services by visiting Openings Available

in the

MAC Parsons Day Center Program

{formerly Riverside Place} A social day center for individuals with memory impairment problems such as Alzheimer’s Disease. We provide respite for the caregiver and socialization for the impaired individual. We can help.

call: 410-742-0505 Your Area Agency on Aging

909 Progress Circle, Suite 100 Salisbury MD 21804-2316 A United Way Agency

Adrenaline High

CUSTOM BIKE & KAYAKING TRIPS 2010 Spring Trip Calendar Adrenaline High


April 30 Friday & May 1 Farm House Ghost Bike Tour May 19 - 21 Thurs.-Sat. Farm House Ghost Bike Tour June 14, Monday & June 15 ,Tuesday Whitehaven Ghost Bike Tour

New! BOOMER EVENTS May 5, Wed. Paddle 4-6. with Dinner at YUM Cafe 6-7. Seniors Power Point And Talk 7- 8

Thinking about starting once a month Activities for 50+. Come give your opinions

Friday May 1 BOOMER Winery Paddle Tour, Tasting &Paddle at Bordeleau Winery New Seniors: June 2 Red Roost Paddle and Dinner at Red Roost & Sing along May 22 Saturday Whitehaven Hotel

Water Wine & Dine Weekend

Bordeleau Winery Tour, Tasting & Paddle E-Mail for Details and a Flyer for each event




Learn about canoeing & kayaking on the shore. Power point Presentation by Adrenaline High, light dinner options and paddle lessons at YUM cafe in Salisbury. 4-6pm. 501 West Main Street, on the river. Salisbury. 410-436-1534


MAY 24 Tri-county Bird Club, Asbury Church, Salisbury. (meets every 4th Monday) BirdWalks; around Ward Foundation Pond- Binoculars & field Guide supplied! Salisbury. 410-742-4988 Blackwater Refuge Walks


* Rails to Trail, 2.2 miles from Idlewilde Park, Easton. * Furnacetown trails, Snow Hill * Pemberton Park, Quantico Rd. Salisbury. * Delaware State Parks Walking Trails. Our area has many lovely trails go online to see what’s in your area!

senior outing Go outside and play!

We’re not talking to your grandkids, we’re talking to you. Worldwide, more seniors are doing it—heading outdoors to get some exercise. But we’re not talking about just walking. They’re toning their tummies and hips and strengthening their upper bodies —all on simple fitness equipment that’s been installed in parks, fields, or along walking trails. Recent studies verify that fresh air and sunshine are the best tonic for maintaining health and wellbeing for folks of all ages. The designs are simple and may be built by anyone; equipment such as a leg cycle (a set of foot pedals and a hand-rail), an arm cycle, the “pod step” (a series of platforms at various heights), the “ramp walk” (a gently sloping track), and a balance beam with built-in hand rails. It seems to have started in China. Under that country’s Nationwide Physical Fitness Program, outdoor fitness centers geared to all ages were installed in urban public parks and squares in the early 2000s. China has tens of thousands of these fitness parks, some with as many as 40 pieces of equipment—and additional programs like ballroom dancing or tai chi. In Tokyo, the parks are called “nursing care prevention playgrounds” have been around since 2004. Each piece of equipment has simple instructions posted next to it, and an information board offers options for various skill levels. In the US, there are typically eight to ten pieces of equipment along fitness trails, geared for adults all ages. Information panels tell you how to work out at that spot. IDEA: why not try to create a “fitness” park in each of our Shore towns. It doesn’t need to be costly, station workout designs are on the web. ** Paved .47 mile walking track. Can be used for walking, running, bicycling or rollerblading. ** Ten fitness stations. Placed at measured intervals along the track. Each station gives you an exercise to perform and useful information on topics such as healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction and pain management. **Practice field. sports practice, kite flying, picnics & pet walking. (Salisbury has the remnants of a fitness trail along the river)

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Svaroopa Yoga

Classes available for all students: Mondays 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays 6 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. & Gentle 4 p.m. $14.00 walk-ins welcome 4 for $53.00, 8 for $99.00 Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, all props supplied. No registration necessary.

The Yoga Center on Somerset 11775 Somerset Ave, Downtown Princess Anne, MD

410.651.5999 classes yoga therapy retreats

keep your brain

on the train Adler Music STUDIO

close to the library, downtown Salibury

Piano Lessons for Seniors discounted $15 per.!

410-883-2265 410-330-7361 MUSIC : GOOD FOR BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!


life long learning opporunities Great at any age!

Pursue a second career, like real estate, health care, or even starting your own business. Upgrade your skills in computers, supervision, marketing or simply enrich your life with courses such as photography, art, history, and music. Sign up with a friend? Or make new friends while you learn new skills! Check online or call for class schedules. Community Classes

Our regional libraries all have great programs for seniors, including book clubs and computer classes. For classes in YOGA, exercise or dancing Check with your area YMCA, area health clubs, or senior centers. Arts organizations & regional museums offer art & educational classes. Courses for seniors are offered through the local senior centers within the 5 counties thatwe serve (Talbot, Caroline, Kent, Dorchester & Queen Anne).

Second Careers

Why not offer your expertise to an area business, or pick up a simple job to increase your social circle and pick up a little extra money.


any age opportunity

WIN/WIN: Widen your perspective, polish your public speaking skills and be part of something mind expanding.

Museum Docent; Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Contact: Renee Fredericksen (410-742-4988 or Easton Academy of the Arts. Contact:Janet Hendricks 410-822-2787 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Contact: Melissa Spielman; 410-745-2916 Tour Guide: Delmarva Discovery Center. Contact: Brian Garrett (410-957-9933 or Docent/Interpreter; Westside Historical Society. Contact: Sylvia Bradley (410726-8047 or Community Mentor; Big Brothers Big Sisters. Contact: Sara Sutton (410-7838166 or High School Club Mentor & Assistant; Kids of Honor. Contact: Reva Oliver (410-422-5437 or Volunteer Mentor; Wicomico Mentoring Project. Contact: Henrietta Parker (410-677-4586 or Assateague Seashore Education Intern; Assateague Island National Seashore. Contact: Christopher Seymour (410-641-1443 or


Volunteerism in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester 
MAC’s Volunteer Program (RSVP) 410-742-0505 x112 Community Foundation, Jon Fitzsimmons 410-742-9911 Talbot County & Upper Shore area. Chesapeake Volunteer Database, 410-822-5440

For questions about volunteer opportunities, contact Marci Leach, Director of the Chesapeake Volunteer Center - 410-827-5833.

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Kristine Hughes Mardela Springs, MD.

“Keep a positive hope for the future and spending time with friends.”

Ruth Epstein Salisbury, MD.

“I travel and play with the grandkids, stay involved with national & international politics and argue my point like H---!.”

Kathy Hayne Salisbury, MD.

“I hang out with Ruth”.

Sue Bromm Hebron, MD.

“I listen to a wide variety of music. A renewed discovery is Fred Neil a folk singer from the 60’s that influanced Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchel. He has a wonderful voice.”


Lorna Perrino Salisbury, MD.

“I never worry.”

Doug Smith

Season’s Best Antiques, Salisbury, MD.

“Take your retirement checks and keep on working!.”

Stan Shedaker

Adreneline High, Salisbury, MD.

“I keep involved with children and the young at heart and try to live that way myself.”

W hat

is a good way to stay young at heart?


above & beyond

Betty Powell Life is a bowl of violets.

skydiving at 78 . 85.5 years young all on Delmarva.

Betty McBriety Powell: known as “Betty Mac” for about 15 or so years, “Liz” for 53 years, now back to “Betty” or “Hey You.” Background: Attended “Normal School”, now SU, for my elementary education. Returning to Salisbury State College (now SU),at age 60 as an “86 Grad”!

As a “ 93 Grad.”; Betty recieved a Master’s Degree at Notre Dame of Maryland and a PhD from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio in 2000. She raised five children, (No. 5 lost his life in a boating accident when only 14.) various grandchildren(5), (one recently lost his life in a boating accident!) - and now great-grandchildren! (5). (Be careful while boating.)

Late Bloomer.

“I worked at Deers’ Head Center, in Salisbury as Volunteer Coordinator for 17 years. Fun stuff; learned to fly during WWII, went sky diving around age 78 or so; got a tattoo (hidden) as reward for graduating from SU at age 60!”

“The only people that are worthwhile seem to be those with enthusiasm - about something. Be one of those.” 70

current focus “ I am interested in PALS, (Peace Alliance of the Eastern Shore) and education geared to conflict resolution. I find myself trying to help getting rid of conflict from the ground up or at least wanting to...Meaning in families, gangs, neighborhoods, whatever is at the base of the pyramid of unending conflicts. Wishing I could make some good difference.” What drives you: An anxiety to see some improvement in myself before I kick off. How do you recharge? Just plain enjoying friends and goofing off. : I live on the water. That and the ocean and the outdoors. Mostly though, would be family, friends and good books. Chasing the Canada geese out of my yard. What’s ahead? Riding a zip-line is on my bucket list. My thoughts on being a senior: “If I had known then what I know now.” The wonder part about age is that one has more choices, given the health to enjoy it. Words of wisdom: I’m not old enough to have any of those. Well maybe. “Try not to miss anything in this world.”

Acknowledging people that go above & beyond in serving their workplace & the greater community. publisher’s note: Betty has remained positive and invested in our community, in spite of some daunting challenges. One thing Betty has achieved over her years here is when her name is mentioned to another- a smile immediatly dances on to that person’s lips and they tell a nice “Betty story”- ending with...”She is such great person!”

Betty’s shoes


what’s next

June: The Outside of the box Issue. Time to get outside, day trip

vacations, new approaches and fun recreationalideas, Get set for summer!!


Our Green Home & Garden Issue! Do you have a product or skill we should know about? Get the word’s a win/win.


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

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