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O ur staff is considered family, as well as every customer that walks through our door. Steering away from processed and packaged items, most foods that come from our kitchen are as fresh as grandma used to make. From hand-cut steaks and fries to biscuits made from scratch and homemade desserts; we guarantee after dining with us, families will leave with full tummies and smiles on their faces!

1801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury


For a unique and magical dining experience, Market Street Inn is a must. The restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened in 1989 and remains among Salisbury’s finest. Market Street Inn is now known for its extensive wine selection, gourmet culinary conception and superb service while still maintaining a casual local flair. The eatery has been nationally recognized in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines.

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Crown Skating Center The Largest and Finest Roller Skating Rink In the Area


or 32 years, the owners of Skateworld and now the Crown Skating Center have strived to provide the best in roller skating entertainment for the residents of the community. The Crown Skating Center is a family owned and operated facility that is conveniently located in the Crown Sports Center in Fruitland, MD. Crown Skating Center is the largest and finest roller skating rink in the area and features a Pro Shop, Snack Bar, DJ with current music, a state of the art sound system and a fantastic light show. Crown Skating specializes in birthday parties, group gatherings, corporate events, fund raisers, school field trips,and much more! Skating Sessions are open to the general public and skate rentals are available for an additional fee.

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Crown Family Entertainment Center “Don’t Play the Game — Become Part of It, at The Crown!


e are located in the Crown Sports Center and have the best laser tag, arcade and rock wall around! Our huge laser tag is two stories with state-of-the-art battlesuits and wild special effects. The arcade has 60 games and a huge redemption center with great prizes! Planning a party? Crown F.E.C. has FOUR party rooms! Plan your party at the best family entertainment center around! We also specialize in corporate team-building, school fun days, church outings and fund raising! Call us for information today!

28410 Crown Road, Fruitland

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elcome to Salisbury! We invite you to stay awhile and enjoy our Delmarva hospitality. There is a great deal more here than meets the eye and this book is designed to share just a small portion of it with you. Wicomico County is not only a great place to visit, but a very hospitable place to raise a family. We have great schools, private schools and a variety of higher learning. If you’re from the Metro area, you will find a more relaxed pace here and although we seem to grow more with every passing year, we have never lost our charm that draws so many. We have some absolutely great food on the Eastern Shore and it’s not just all seafood. Our local restauranteurs offer a variety of delectable dishes to choose from. We should call your attention to those included in this book. In every case, you will not only find amazing food, but premier service too. If you’re looking to get out and about, Salisbury offers historic venues and museums. For the kids, or the kid in you, there is an amazing two story laser tag in town, a bowling alley and even a skating rink. If you’re here on an extended stay with the family, check out our local sports camps and short term events for children. For a day trip, Assateague is near-by, with the world famous ponies, or maybe you would enjoy stepping back in time on Tangier Island, just south of town. Tee off at a local award winning golf course or enjoy the afternoon at a local spa. However you fill your time, we hope you find our town warm and inviting and visit again soon. From the staff of Inside, welcome.


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Cactus Taverna

Authentic Mediterranean, Spanish Seafood and Steaks

Important Numbers From the Cover —Salisbury Zoo Shore Weddings Kuhns, One of the Country’s Oldest Jewelers Activities From the Cover —Delmarva Shorebirds Assateague Island Local Dining Proper Tipping Golf Historic Poplar Hill Mansion Relocation Index of Sponsors Your Doc’s In, Caring For You

When you’re ready to step into a dining experience, visit Cactus Taverna. Offering an eclectic blend of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, you are sure to share this dining adventure with friends and family for a long time to come. Quality food and exceptional service all offered in a charming atmosphere. Photo provided by Erica Tyler

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Eastern Shore Pharmacy Experience the Eastern Shore Difference


hen it’s important to have a personal Pharmacist, you need to have your prescriptions filled at Eastern Shore Pharmacy. Then again, it’s so much more than a pharmacy. Here you will find a large selection of gift items, including Yankee Candle, Rowe Pottery and Burt’s Bee’s. Shelves are also filled with low carb foods and sugar free items for your special dietary needs. Best of all, the pharmacy is supported by a very knowledgable and friendly staff.

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Important Numbers

Emergency Services : 911

AAA Emergency Road Service - 800-222-4357 Alcoholics Anonymous - 410-219-2117 Animal Control - 410-749-1070 Cape May Lewes Ferry - 800-64-FERRY Healing Hands Animal Hospital 410-742-4884 Maryland State Police - 410- 641-3101 Peninsula Regional Medical Center - 410-546-6400 Pets ER - 410-543-8400 Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Airport - 410-548-4827 Ticketmaster Toll Free - (800) 551-SEAT Visitor Information-800-332-TOUR Western Union - 800-325-6000

Lost or Stolen Credit Cards Discover - 800-347-2683 Master Card - 800-826-2181 Visa - 800-336-8472

Lost of Stolen Travelers Checks Am. Ex. - 800-528-4800 MasterCard - 800-223-7373 Travelers Cheque - 800-645-6556 Visa - 800-227-6811

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- Salisbury Zoo

Looking for a little quality time with nature? The Zoo is not just a kid thing, but it is a great place to take them. The Salisbury Zoo is one of the only remaining “free” zoos in the country, and definitely worth your time to visit. It’s a zoo with a history of steady growth and one that happened, just by chance. In 1909 a nearby dam broke, draining the area that would one day become the Salisbury Zoological Park. In ’26, the City purchased that flooded marsh for $5000 and the next year, Mayor Thomas L. Parker appointed the first Salisbury Park Commission. By 1950, Salisbury residents began releasing unwanted wild pets in this area and an abandoned white-tailed deer was bottle fed by one of the City employees that cared for the park. As the City employees began caring for more and more animals, it only seemed logical that the birth of a zoo was imminent. In 1954, Milton Ardis became Salisbury’s first zookeeper. Local merchants and visitors began donating money and food and the zoo truly began to take shape. Over the next ten years, other animals would be added to the collection, including bison and llamas. In 1970, Benjamin Blackson was hired as the first professional Zoo Director and in ’72 the Salisbury Zoo became a member of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Tours began for visiting school children and in 1974 the zoo was awarded the “number one” rating by the Humane Society of the United States. Again, over the next ten year segment more animals would be added to the collection. Buildings were also added such as the Ocelot gift shop, public restroom facilities and recently a Bistro which is perfect for lunches and snacks. There is an onsite health clinic for the animals and only recently did the zoo experience the loose of a female Andean bear, that had lived almost 38 yearsshe was the oldest know Andean bear in the world! Quite a claim to fame for a little zoo. The zoo is a great place to visit while you’re here and plan to return for some of their annual events, like Zoobilation and Night of the Living Zoo. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with the animals.


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The Delmarva Shorebirds mascot, Sherman. For more about the Shorebirds, turn to page 22.

A Look Back to the Early 1970’s...

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Shore Weddings W

ith all the ingredients for a memorable wedding, beginning with the sun, and the shore, Wicomico County is a growing destination for weddings. Of course everything is close by; restaurants, country clubs and hotels for receptions. There are florists, photographers and houses of worship. Be it a small or large affair, Wicomico offers the perfect venue. The atmosphere is family friendly and there is entertainment for both the kids and grands before and after the event. Best of all, when the magical moment arrives, there is no more romantic setting than an Eastern Shore backdrop.


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Kuhn’s Jewelers, One of the Country’s Oldest Jewelers


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Did you know that Kuhn’s Jewelers is the sixth longest, continuously run establishment of its kind in the nation? Yes, the nation. Today, 156 years since its beginning, Kuhn’s Jewelers is a thriving business which has maintained its impeccable reputation to this day. Kuhn’s was founded in 1853 by A.W.W. Woodcock, who ran the business for over 5 decades, until he retired in 1906. In 1923 John A Kuhn, purchased the store and the name was changed to Kuhn’s Jewelers. On the stores 100th anniversary; in 1953, Kuhn’s son-in-law, Jack Purnell took over proprietorship of the store. In 1995, Purnell’s daughter, Susan, joined as the co-owner of the store. This would now be the third generation of the Kuhn family to be involved in the store’s operation and management. Not only is Kuhn’s known for the longevity of business, but also for their superior customer service. They always go the extra mile, whether you want a special anniversary gift or something as simple as a replacement watch battery. I know that as a long-time customer, I always feel that I have been well cared for when I leave. In 2000, Kuhn’s received the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Award”; a very prestigious award that is based on integrity, growth, and contribution to the community. The next year, at a statewide competition, sponsored by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Kuhn’s won the “At Your Service Award”, also based on their long history of fine customer service. You don’t often find this level of service today. You’re really just another customer at a mass merchandise jeweler. When you walk by the jewelry stores in the mall these days, you see nothing but neon signs that tell you that certain displays have recently been marked down. Most jewelry stores have gone to policy of overpricing their merchandise. When they mark down their goods, customers think that they are getting a great deal. Actually you are paying the same price that you would see in Kuhn’s every day. However at Kuhn’s the pricing is coupled with the exceptional service. There are really no deals when you are purchasing jewelry; you get what you pay for. Kuhn’s offers something for everyone and everyone’s budget. You can find very affordable gifts including charms for $15, pictures frames around $35 and more. If you’re shopping for that special diamond, a Kuhn’s diamond is probably the best value on the shore. They have such a long standing relationship with the vendors. It’s just one of the many advantages of being in the business for such a long period of time. Heirloom and family tradition; not only from the business perspective of the Kuhn family, but as a true Delmarva family. Many families on the shore, through generations, have trusted Kuhn’s. Doing business there is like having a family jeweler. You never have to question quality or fair price. In today’s economy it’s wonderful to shop with confidence at a business you know will be there tomorrow!

Kuhn’s Jewelers The sixth oldest independent jewelry store in the America


ith over a century and half of experience in the jewelry business, Kuhn’s will provide you with the same excellent service their customers have grown to appreciate. Set apart from the “here today, gone tomorrow” discount businesses by an impeccable reputation, Kuhn’s is a guild jewelry store, offering a higher quality of jewelry.

107 West Main Street, Salisbury


Mister Paul’s Legacy Bring Your Friends & Family to the Dinner Table


atering needs vary widely and Mister Paul’s Legacy knows how to get the job done! From business meetings, special occasions, weddings and more. You will not only find the proper room for your needs, but a variety of menu choices for any meal or cocktail event, all expertly prepared to your requirements. Contact Virginia today to reserve your banquet room and begin planning a memorable event.

1801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD


Restaurant of the Year 2012

Next Wave Studios Destination Photography and More...


rom the mountains to the beach, and all places in between, award-winning photographer Kyle Hughes, is your photographer for destination weddings. Kyle completed an intensive education program at one of the most prestigious photography schools in the United States, the Hallmark Institute of Photography, in Turner Falls, Mass. He will bring an impressive set of skills and creativity to your wedding, capturing that special day in a spectacular way. His schedule fills quickly, call today to secure your date.

Photograpgher, Kyle Hughes

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hen you’re ready to get out and explore the area, we have lots of things to do. Take the kids to one of the Shore’s largest Laser Tags, get in a round of golf or hike a nature trail. We have historic places and great community events. Salisbury is home to one of the largest Barbeque competitions in the Country! The National Poodle Competition calls Salisbury home and Bike Week just takes on a life of its own. There are festivals, including wine and beer events. The Seagull Century rides from Salisbury and there are numerous “runs” for good causes. Whatever your reason to be here, there are even more great reasons to come back. For more on local events and activities visit


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Cherokee Bowling Lanes The Most Fun For Your Money!


or bowling and more, visit Cherokee Bowling Lanes. With state of the art equipment in a fun and friendly atmosphere, there is something for everyone. Twenty lanes and a game room, complete with pool table. There is even a private party room and snack bar too! It’s a great way to spend the afternoon or evening. Call for lane availability.

1524 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury


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The Delmarva Shorebirds


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The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class "A" Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Located in Salisbury, MD, the team calls Arthur W. Perdue Stadium its home. The team first opened its gates in April of 1996, beginning as a Montreal Expos affiliate, a relationship that lasted just a single season as a deal was struck to make the Shorebirds an affiliate of the Orioles Organization in 1997. A member of the South Atlantic League, the team plays 140 games each season, 70 at home and 70 on the road, all of which are broadcast on Sports Talk AM 960. The organization is owned and operated by 7th Inning Stretch LP, which also owns the Stockton Ports and Everett Aquasox, both of which are located on the West Coast. Since 1996 The Shorebirds have been crowned champions twice, the first coming in 1997 and the latest in the year 2000. Some memorable Shorebirds who have gone on to play in the big leagues are players like Erik Bedard, Brian Roberts, Nick Markakis, John Maine, Orlando Cabrera and Javier Vasquez among others.


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When you support local restaurants, everything tastes better! Make your stay on Delmarva even more memorable by choosing to dine at our locally owned cafés and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a cozy coffee shop retreat, a kid-friendly pizza parlor, or something more upscale, our region is bursting with delicious, locally owned options! These small and often family-run businesses are the heart of our community; they feed us, entertain us, and provide thousands of jobs from the beach to the bay. Support them and enjoy freshly-caught delicacies like our famous hard crab feasts, ethnic specialties and home-style, Eastern Shore meals. From gourmet fusion to the best barbecue, local restaurants have it all! Find Your Local Flavor Today Inside Salisbury


Assateague Island In 1962, Assateague Island National Seashore was established to protect Assateague Island in both Maryland and Virginia. The Island is home to over 320 species of birds and the world famous Assateague Ponies. There are numerous trails and pristine beaches to explore. And a visit there is just a memorable way to spend the day. The famous Assateague wild ponies have roamed the beaches, forest, and salt marsh of Assateague Island since the 1600's. According to the Assateague Island National Seashore, over 300 wild ponies live on the Island in both Maryland and Virginia. There are two theories regarding how the ponies found their way to the Island. Some believe it was the result of the wreck of a Spanish galleon transporting horses. Others believe the horses were brought by early settlers that allowed them to graze the Island. In recent years a Spanish ship wreck has been discovered, offering credit to the first theory. There are approximately 160 horses on the Maryland side of the Island. The herd is separated from the Virginia animals by a fence at the state line. The National Park Service and Fish & Wildlife Service have conducted resource management studies to ensure the wild horse population is maintained at a level the seashore environment of Assateague can tolerate. The ponies on the Virginia side are maintained by the Chincoteague Fire Department and a small group of the young are sold at the now world famous Chincoteague Pony Swim held each year in July. —


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Dining Cactus Taverna

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Welcome to our town! No matter the reason your here, dining on Delmarva should be an experience. Now that your tucked in your room, where do you want to eat? Salisbury offers a broad selection of locally-owned restaurants that have been serving our community for generations. The owners are on premise, some even in the kitchen, and their number one priority is that you have an exceptional dining experience. Serving everything from Eastern Shore traditions, to those famous Maryland Blue Crabs, you will be sure to find something delectable. Many local chefs offer a twist on your favorites, reflecting our Eastern Shore style. We even have our own local brews and wines to compliment your meal, but you won’t find those at the big box. Browse the following pages, we have lots of great suggestions for you.

Did you know that dining and shopping local helps a community thrive? A study compiled in Andersonville, Illinois, a neighborhood community just North of Chicago, and similar in scope to towns here on the shore, showed that for every $100.00 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 dollars remained in that local economy, whereas only $43 would remain if that same $100.00 was spent at a chain business. The Liveable City Study, a civil economics review, conducted in Austin, Texas, demonstrated that the local merchants generated three times as much local economic activity as a chain store. The study compared the impact of a Borders Book & Music stores to a local business offering the same goods and services. It also indicated a preference of locals to frequent local stores by over 70%. Studies across the county continue to support the importance of dining/shopping local. Salisbury has a wealth of local restaurants and merchants offering a wide variety of services to enhance your stay. Please visit them for a true Delmarvalous experience.

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Hunan Palace

Menu Highlights Full Sushi Bar - Including Unique Specialty Rolls.

Where our goal is your dining pleasure.

All your favorite traditional Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Happy Family - Jumbo shrimp, crab meat, scallops, steak, chicken, and roasted pork sauteed with Chinese vegetables. Dragon and Phoenix - Sesame chicken together with jumbo shrimp, carrots, mushroom, baby corn, and snow peas in a light sauce. Seafood Bird Nest - Jumbo shrimp, scallop, crab meat, broccoli, napa, and snow peas with a light sauce. Sha Cha Shrimp and Beef Sliced beef and jumbo shrimp with snow peas, mushroom, water chestnuts, green pepper, onion and baby corn in hot sha cha sauce.

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W elcome to Hunan Palace-Chinese & Japanese Restaurant! Our specialties include authentic Mandarin Dishes prepared by experts in oriental cuisine. Japanese cuisine prepared with high quality ingredients to provide a healthy, nutritious alternative to traditional fast food meals. Our goal is your dining pleasure. And don’t forget you can also order online.


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418 N. Fruitland Blvd, Salisbury

410-546-5990 *Menu items subject to change

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Menu Highlights Maza- Mediterranean sampler platter comprised of four grape leaves stuffed with rice and veggies, a healthy portion of hummus and goat cheese, all served with a side of warm pita bread.

Authentic Mediterranean, Spanish Seafood and Steaks

Rack of Lamb -A 12 oz rack marinated with herbs and spices, grilled to order, then topped with a rosemary garlic vinaigrette. Paella -A traditional Spanish dish of shrimp, mussels, scallops, calamari, fish, and clams on a bed of saffron rice. Roasted Duckling- The better half of the duck, tender and juicy inside, sweet and crisp outside and glazed with fragrant orange sauce. Chicken Florentine Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and parmesan cheese, topped with chipotle sauce and four bacon wrapped scallops. Filet Mignon- Our very popular eight ounce steak medalion topped with crab imperial and white seafood sauce.


hen you’re ready to step into a dining experience, visit Cactus Taverna. Offering an eclectic blend of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, you are sure to share this dining adventure with friends and family for a long time to come. Quality food and exceptional service all offered in a charming atmosphere.

2420 N. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury


Blackened Tuna - Spicy blackened Ahi tuna steak with mango butter sauce and fresh

mango slices. *Menu items subject to change

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oJo’s is not prissy. MoJo’s is not expensive. MoJo’s is not predictable. We just cook fresh, great tasting food. We’re your local Urban Eatery.

213 East Main St. Salisbury, MD


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roper tipping shows others that you’re “socially groomed.” You’re not a cheap skate nor a show off. It is, however, better to tip generously than badly, but there are critical limits on both ends of the spectrum. Proper tipping also ensures good service, particularly from a bartender. If there is a party of four or more, tip the bartender $10 on your first round. He/she will remember your generosity and pay particular attention to the group. There after, tip the standard for each round; $1 for a beer, $2 for a mixed drink. The amount of gratuity depends on the service being provided and is usually a percentage of the total bill. If a service is already expensive, and you cannot afford to tip the proper percentage, then you cannot afford the service. The acceptable tip for food servers, cocktail servers, and bartenders is 15% to 20% of the total bill. The American wait staff is paid an average hourly wage

of $2.13 by their employer. If about $85.00, for a week’s worth of carting food and beverage back and forth from grumpy kitchen cooks to whiny customers sounds low to you, that’s because it is. The National Restaurant Association explains this issue, by citing the federal minimum wage law, which allows employers to pay employees who receive tips, a lesser wage. Employees, who are tipped, count on gratuities to make up for this huge difference. You may feel that paying your waiter’s salary should not be your responsibility, but the truth is, and it’s no secret, if you are eating out, you will be expected to tip and appropriately. If you are hesitant to tip because you received poor service, do not skip out on gratuity; instead ask to speak to the manager. Most will be very appreciative of less than quality service, and sometimes all the wait staff needs is a little direction to improve their level of service. Barista - $1 Bartender - $1 for a beer, $2 for mixed drinks Cabbie - 15% of the total fare Caddy- 50% of the caddy fee Golf Cart Attendant - $2 Maid Service - $1-$10 per day depending on the mess you made Pet Sitter - 15% Pizza Delivery Person - 5% Spa Services - 15% to 20% of the of the bill. Tow Truck Driver - $5 You expect excellent customer service, do your part in tipping!

Menu Highlights Bruised Cowboy Black and Blue 8oz sirloin, smothered with caramelized onions and bleu cheese. The Jesse James A juicy 14 oz New York Strip. Slow-Roasted Prime Rib Available in a variety of sizes. Seafood Alfredo Large shrimp, scallops and crab meat sauteed in garlic butter, then tossed with fettucine alfredo. Old West Special Center cut sirlion, lightly seasoned and seared. Chicken Chesapeake Grilled chicken breast topped with crab imperial, jack and cheddar cheeses, served with one side and a salad. Wild Sockeye Salmon Seasoned and baked on a cast iron skillet, served with a salad and a side.

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hen you’re ready for real homemade food and hand-cut steaks, it’s time to step into the Old West Steakhouse. Here you can dine on some of the finest cuts of beef in town. Committed to great food and excellent service, you will always find just what your in the mood for at the Old West. Perfect for the whole family.

Jerk Chicken Sandwich Spicy chicken breast topped with provolone cheese. Served with fries. The Denver Doc Prime Rib on a roll, served with hand-cut fries & au jus. *Menu items subject to change

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eady to hit the greens? Delmarva offers courses designed by some of the best in the business. Take in 18 holes of beautiful morning golf along the waterways of the Atlantic. Tame a pristine championship course winding the inland bays, with breathtaking sunsets. If you’re traveling with the family, book an early round, and be back in time to enjoy time with the kids. If you’re new to the game, many courses offer instruction, professional instructors, as well as family rates that won’t break your budget. It’s a great place to introduce the sport to new golfers, and it’s even a great way to spend time with a teen!


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From driving ranges to executive courses, parkland layouts and extraordinary links tests, our area courses take pride in the conditions and amenities which live up to the standards demanded by the legendary architects who created them. If you love Pete Dye, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Lester George, Brian Ault and Dr. Michael Hurdzdan, you’ll simply love the golf venues featured on the shore. If you’re already here, try us out. When you come back, consider one of the many golf packages available all year long!


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Historic Poplar Hill Mansion

oplar Hill Mansion was built as the manor house of a farm outside the small 18th century town of Salisbury,which had slowly expanded since 1732 from a port landing site at the head of the Wicomico River, more than a half mile away. Construction was begun by Major Levin Handy, originally from Newport, Rhode Island. In 1795 the Major took out a deed for 357 acres of the original 700 acre land patent called "Pembertons Good Will." The house Handy began in 1795-96 was an ambitious Federal-style structure, outdistancing most buildings in the area in size and fine detail. Unfortunately, because of severe medical conditions, the Major’s architectural ambitions exceeded his ability to finance them. In 1803 the property was ordered to be put up for sale for payment of debts. The house was still incomplete. In 1805 the title was passed to a prominent physician in Salisbury, Dr. John Huston. When the Doctor died in 1828 there were fruit trees, vegetable crops, sheep, cattle, and eighteen slaves on the property, as well as $110 “cash on hand.” Huston’s widow Sarah inherited the property. In the late 1840s to early 1850s, she partially subdivided it, overseeing the laying out of Poplar Hill Avenue and Isabella Street. The subdivision of “Poplar Farm” continued at a moderate rate before the Civil War. From the 1870s until World War One, the extended area experienced a building boom, creating Salisbury’s first suburb, or “Newtown.” Mrs. Huston left Poplar Hill to her daughter Elizabeth, who initiated its sale to George Waller in 1881. (Elizabeth and her sister Isabella are commemorated in the names of neighborhood streets.) George Waller and his family lived in the house from 1882 to 1945. Various early photos and memorabilia belonging to the Wallers are located in the Mansion’s archives. Fred A. Adkins, who purchased the property in 1945, undertook restoration work with the hope of turning the house into the local Masonic Lodge. In 1948, when this failed to materialize, the house passed to Mr. and Mrs. Ward A. Garber, who maintained an 18th century period antique shop downstairs and lived upstairs. Mrs. Garber sold the property to Wicomico County in 1970 and since 1974 the City of Salisbury has owned it as a house museum in the public trust. 36

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Horse Bridge Golf Course Open to the Public

Nutters Crossing Because you deserve it...


eaturing all the hallmarks of Maryland golf on an 18 hole executive length course. Par 57. Often referred to as a “challenging� course, yet perfect for introducing the sport to newcomers. Open to the public. Eighteen holes starting at $10.

Now selling golf carts!

32418 Mount Hermon Road, Salisbury


...beautiful lush fairways roll over gently sloping hills, past eight water hazards and through a maze of over 50 bunkers, to rolling greens built to USGA specifications. Relax in our classic colonial brick clubhouse with dining facilities. Located off Route 50, 25 miles from Ocean City, you can break up your trip to or from the beach and play a great game of golf at Nutters Crossing. 30287 Southhampton Bridge Rd, Salisbury Inside Salisbury



Relocation Today’s Wicomico County still carries on a heritage of farming and fishing, all with an eye toward the future. The bounty of the land and water, have built these communities and the more relaxed way of life has been passed on for generations. Salisbury is the hub of the County and the area offers superior medical care and technology, accompanied by world class higher-learning institutions. There are approximately 1300 hotel rooms in town, supporting both visitor and business travelers; over 60 restaurants and more than 20 shopping complexes. There are 58 parks, 34 nature trails, four golf courses, 80 tennis courts, 76 ball fields and 44 basketball courts, in the county alone. Salisbury boasts the second largest water port in Maryland, accompanied by 14 boat ramps, and six marinas providing over 400 boat slips. The Salisbury Zoological Park is located along the South branch of the Wicomico River and is one of the few remaining “free� zoos in the U.S.

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Peninsula Pilates & Wellness Empower Yourself

The Fit Physique Gym Open 24 Hours A Day!


eninsula Pilates and Wellness offers a fully equipped Pilates studio providing individual lessons in both Pilates, Yoga accompanied by a dynamic schedule of group exercise classes. We offer both preventive and post rehabilitation conditioning in the only fully-equipped Pilates studio on the Eastern Shore. Pilates training develops long muscles, balance, good posture, and focus on spine and abdominal strengthening. The goals of Peninsula Pilates are for each client to move more efficiently without pain, to increase joint range of motion, to feel and be more fit, improve core and overall strength. It does not matter if you are young, old, tall, short, large, small, fit or not, Peninsula Pilates begins with the clients’ needs and moves forward. 1496 Still Meadow Blvd., Salisbury



it Physique Gym is the only adult gym on the Eastern Shore that caters to adults of ALL ages. Offering equipment that is easy to operate, in a welcoming atmosphere, we are eager to help you achieve your fitness goals. Fit Physique offers Zumba classes (included with membership), as well as access to our agility room providing both heavy and speed bags. We also have a variety of classes outside the membership including: Boxing, Pilates & Yoga. Come in to join 7 am - 8 pm Mon.- Fri. or Sat. 7 am - 4 pm 1496E Still Meadow Blvd., Salisbury, MD Inside Salisbury




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We’re Always There For You!

Full-service real estate company serving the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula

Office Hours Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 114 East Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21803


We’re Here to Help • Business Support & Statistics • Business Referrals • Relocation Assistance & Maps • Members Services & Products • Tourist Information • 3 Private Meeting Rooms • Wireless Internet Connection • Handicap Accessible

Call our team of professionals for all of your real estate needs. 410-749-1818 800-875-1083 1000 E. Main Street, Salisbury, MD Inside Salisbury


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Your Doc’s In, Caring For You


37 Horse Bridge 37 Nutter’s Crossing

Medical Services 10 Eastern Shore Pharmacy 11 Peninsula Regional Medical Center B Your Doc’s In


39 Fit Physique Gym 39 Peninsula Pilates

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Cactus Taverna Delmar Pizza Hunan Palace Market Street Inn Mister Paul’s Legacy Mojo’s Old West Steakhouse Sysco


17 Kuhn’s Jewelers 18 Mister Paul’s Legacy 19 Next Wave Studios



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he doctors of Your Doc’s In are so much more than guys in white coats, or maybe it’s just the way they wear their white. Perhaps a white cape would be more fitting for this group of M.D.’s, yet they are not about recognition. They are about commitment to the community as a whole. They are very active in the area, offering care for a wide variety of groups from a local youth boxing club to the area’s minor league baseball team. These doctors, with growing families of their own, manage to do it all and run three busy area practices. Your Doc's In was founded in 2005 by emergency medicine specialist doctors Walt Gianelle, and Gerri Goertzen. They saw a need in the area for people and travelers who had an unexpected health problem. Not every unexpected problem should go to the emergency department. Very few problems need that level of care, and having an alternative allows everyone better care. Your Doc's In also offers the ability to have labs, ECG, x-ray and treatments such as intravenous medications, splinting, and stitching right on site, right away. This saves the patient from having to make separate trips and separate appointments to have these test completed. Multiple locations and extended hours are also designed to meet your needs. While some Urgent Cares move you along like a number, you will always find personal, individualized treatment at their local walk-in facility. Caring about you and the community, since 2005.

Delmar Pizza

Menu Highlights Calzones & Strombolis Cheese Calzone Steak Calzone Original Stromboli Steak Stromboli

Locally Famous Signature Pizza

Traditional Pasta Fettuccine Seafood Delight Shrimp Rigatoni Ala Vodka Rigatoni Ala Amatriciana Linguine with Clam Sauce Chicken Pesto Ala Genovese Chicken Garden Pasta Chicken Specialities Pizzaiola Parmigiana w/Spaghetti Marsala over Linguinie Piccata over Anger Hair Oven Baked Veal Parmigiana over Spaghetti Eggplant Parmigiana/Spaghetti Our Famous Lasagna Cheese Ravioli Stuffed Shells Baked Manicotti Al Forno Baked Ziti Parmigiana Appetizers & Sides Pizza Fries Cold Antipasto Italian Breaded Zucchini Sticks Onion Battered Fried Green Beans Wings, Wings & More Wings!


raving an amazing pizza? Maybe a salad made with fresh ingredients? A unique pasta dish, or just trying to satisfy everyone in the group? There’s something for everyone at Delmar Pizza. You can review the menu online and call ahead or dine in their warm friendly atmosphere. Be sure and treat yourself to some of their tempting homemade desserts too! Mon-Thurs. 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sat. & Sun 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Routes 13 & 54, Stateline Plaza, Delmar

302-846-3636 or 302-846-2971

Gourmet Sandwiches Fried Seafood Soups &Wraps And So Much More! *Menu items subject to change

Why Should I Go To This Urgent Care Clinic? • No appointment needed. • Can get Labs, X-rays, ECG and treatments done in one place. • Studies show that urgent care fees are a third of those charged in a hospital emergency room. • Urgent care wait times average less than one hour. • If your primary care provider has no available appointments and you need care, we can treat your immediate need and then report back to your primary care. • If it is after hours or on the weekend and your primary care is closed, we are available and can provide assistance. • For life’s little emergencies.

Sports Medicine

We treat sprains, strains, lacerations and fractures • Providers for Salisbury University • Shorebirds medical support • We do sports physicals

We feel better knowing You feel better. 2425 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekdays

Lab on site Xray on site

877-222-4934 No appointment needed Staffed by physicians

Locations in Easton & Pocomoke too! Most Insurance Accepted ECG - Electrocardiogram

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