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Features: About the Cover Artist: David Bacharach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Re-Learning the Fun of Food: Helen Chappell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 T. C. Historical Society Opens New Museum: Dick Cooper . . . . . 23 Academy Art Museum’s Craft Show: Amy Blades Steward . . . . . 35 Talbot County Free Library - 90 Years Young: Jim Dawson . . . . . 45 Spocott Windmill and Stanley Institute: Bonna L. Nelson . . . . . . 57 Tidewater Kitchen: Pamela Meredith-Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Tidewater Gardening: K. Marc Teffeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Whoppers: Gary D. Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Tidewater Review: Anne Stinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Cat Scratch Fever: Cliff Rhys James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
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About the Cover Artist David Bacharach David Paul Bacharach of Cockeysv ille, MD, has been creating unique hand woven metal compositions, drawing from diverse artistic and cultural sources. He has always spent a great deal of time studying contemporar y A mer ican craf ts, wondering how to incorporate their colors, textures and forms into his metalwork. His unique art of metal weaving has found some of its most innovative expressions in a variety of sculptures, baskets and vessels. Humble copper and steel are transformed into breathtaking colors, textures and structures that in turn transform the space around them. They are among his most popular creations and they come in a great variety of shapes, colors and dimensions. David comments, “My new body of work has been inspired by two interests; wind powered kinetic sculpture and the architectural beauty inherent in insects, birds and plants. The materials I employ; recycled roofing copper and steel from fabricators scrap piles, and a background in traditional smithing and basketry inform and guide my approach to my work. When I work, I want my objects to express not solely an artistic presence, but also a craftsmanlike hands-on approach to materials.”
Raven I David Paul Bacharach’s art graces an impressive array of public and corporate buildings, museums and numerous private collections, including The White House, the American Embassies in Singapore, Moscow and Warsaw, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. His art has been shown in numerous exhibitions from Paris to Philadelphia, Indiana to Ireland and Santa Fe to San Francisco. David Bacharach is one of the featured artists in the Academy Art Museum’s Craft Show - Blown Away. The piece featured on the cover is Praying Mantis. For further information, visit bacharachmetals.com. 7
Re-Learning the Fun of Food by Helen Chappell
met stuff ~ I ate it all. I would try almost anything. But when it came to eating at home, running around trying to meet deadlines and taking care of the business of being an artist, any snack food was dinner. I’ve been known to eat a Reese’s peanut butter cup or a bowl of Cheerios as a meal. Sometimes you’re just too tired to fool with anything else. Pouring milk on cold cereal is cooking. Recently, however, in an attempt to improve my life and my budget, I’ve started cooking from scratch. Yes, me.
After several years of eating out of the microwave and over the sink, I’ve decided to re-learn how to cook. When you live alone and you’re busy, it’s easy to fall into the trap of settling for cardboard food that comes out of a cardboard box in a plastic tray. You can even get to the point where you trick yourself into thinking it’s good, even though the Diet Delight in the freezer section looks and tastes like sawdust. Real food ~ good food ~ was something I sometimes treated myself to when I went out. Fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, gour-
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to toss a str ip under t he broiler. It should be obvious that I like to eat. Outside the house, I was a food snob. Inside the house, I was a food slob. Slowly, over the years, cooking for one, I’d stopped caring. I used to care, and care a lot. But that slowly wore away. So, when I finally got tired of eating cereal and the produce stand at the end of the street opened for the season, I started feeling like it was time for a change. I needed to start eating good food again. Besides, it is cheaper to build your own meal from scratch than to buy something already prepared in a factory in some flyover state. And last, I needed some cooking therapy. I suppose the urge to cook again
Many moons ago, I used to cook. I even used to entertain. I had dinner parties. I made entrees. I baked desserts. I even had two or three recipes that people asked me to bring to covered dish events. I once threw a New Year’s Eve party for 100 plus. Okay, that was partially catered, but still. I could have been somebody. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender, instead of someone who eats standing in front of the refrigerator, which is what I am. Part of the problem was that the price of a steak skyrocketed into the gross national product of a small country and I could no longer afford
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gurt dill soup, which I liked even better than the gazpacho. They were cold soups and easy to make with just a blender and some prep work. And better still ~ there were tons of recipes online. The prep work is what I found so soothing. The selecting of vegetables, the buying of fresh herbs, the chopping and the seeding and the blending all combined into a soothing exercise. It also provided a nice treat without so much as turning on the oven in the hot weather. I rejoiced in wonderful cantaloupe, sweet and melony and eaten in greedy slices. There were sweet peaches, eaten over the sink so the juices could drip. Sliced beefsteaks on bread slathered in Duke’s may-
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handling food, and the mixing and the blending, the subtle marriage of flavors, all make me feel good. I love the feel of a peach, the way a tomato slices ~ full of juice. I love the feel of a chunk of bread pulled off a fresh loaf. I love the smell of cilantro, and the way good olive oil pools into the pan. Making a recipe is like building a story. Every ingredient is an element that contributes to the whole. But unlike words on paper, food is something you can touch, transform and ultimately eat. That’s very satisfying on so many levels. I am inspired by good cooks. My friend Anita produces sophisticated viands that delight the palate, while my friend Carol’s down-
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I’m looking forward to the Saturday projects that fulfill my desire to create and taste, which pull me away from the burden of words and into the world of the physical senses. I can already taste the marriage of crab, half-and-half and nutmeg to make that great winter soup. There will be tortellini salads and soups. And all this I will be able to make and freeze. If I’m going to nuke a meal, it may as well be something worth eating. We’ll see what happens. After all, as John Lennon pointed out, life is what happened while you were making other plans. If I’m going to commit to healthy eating, I’m going to commit to doing it well!
home cooking is comfortable and delicious. I also draw inspiration from my niece Amy, who has a sure instinct for foods of all nations. I enjoy looking at the magazines that offer temptations that look nice and styled on the page. But ~ and this is a big but ~ those foods always seem to involve thirty hours of prep work and thirtyseven ingredients, including an essential so exotic and expensive that you have to buy it online and have it shipped. And, having used it once, you will never use it again. I’m looking at you, Southern Living! You know what fantasies you peddle to harass women who barely have time to order a pizza, let alone make a béarnaise with black truff le oil imported from the Balkans. When fall comes, I’ll turn to making cornbread, and slow cooking pork roast and sauerkraut. Black beans will turn into Bezwada, and there will be Thai chicken curry.
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Talbot County Historical Society Builds New Museum in Old Space by Dick Cooper Larry Denton breaks into a kidon-Christmas-morning grin as he pulls on a pair of white cotton gloves and picks up the heavy baseball bat. The primitive bat looks more like an axe handle than a sacred relic of Major League Baseball. “This is Home Run Baker’s bat,” Denton says. “Feel how heavy it is.” John Franklin Baker, a Hall of Fame third-baseman and long-ball hitter, was a farm boy from Trappe, and the bat and his glove ~ on loan from his family ~ are featured in a new museum opened recently in Easton by the Historical Society of Talbot County. The museum on the first floor of the 1783 Mary Jenkins House, 30 South Washington Street, has been turned into a modern, multi-media exhibit that focuses on the people who have populated the count y since the mid-1600s. Baker’s baseball memorabilia is on display along with a copy of abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, the Silver Medal awarded by Congress to Naval Officer Samuel Hambleton for his service in the War of 1812, paintings by renowned artist Ruth Starr Rose and a silver teapot owned by
Larry Denton holds Home Run Baker's bat. colonial planter Col. Edward Lloyd IV, builder of Wye House. Denton, president of the Historical Society, says the organization hopes to generate more interest i n t he c ou nt y ’s long a nd wel ldocumented past by sharing its collection in a more public way. He 23
New Museum - Old Space says the society, which was formed in 1954, has a rich and diverse collection, most of it donated over the decades by area residents eager to save pieces of the past. “About four years ago, a group of us from the Historical Society got together and we were walking through the vault and we all came to the conclusion at the same time that somehow we have got to find a way to get this stuff out of our vault and in front of the people,” says Denton. He says that Society board member Jean McHale recommended moving the organization’s fundraising antiques shop out of the cluttered Mary Jenkins House, believed
Frederick Douglass’s autobiography. to be the oldest frame house in town, and into its storefront museum across Washing ton Street. “She said, ‘You have a great retail space here and you are not using it.’ She said move your antiques shop over there. That’s what we did. We have
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New Museum - Old Space increased revenues substantially and have hired a full-time manager. That was a success, but we couldn’t be a historical society without a museum, so we looked at what to do with the Mary Jenkins House.” The Society consulted with assemble, a Washington, D.C., exhibition design firm. “They convinced us that if we were going to build a new museum, it had to be modern. So we bought into it, and now that it is coming to fruition, we think we really made the right choice,” Denton says. Several members of old Talbot County families were enlisted to help pull together ideas about how to
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tilled the fields and dipped the nets and made it all work. They included the economic engines, from seafood to agriculture, from canneries to chicken farming. Finally, they distilled the initial focus of the exhibit down to their five choices of Lloyd, Hambleton, D oug l a s s, Ro s e a nd Ba ker. “It was not automatic,” Denton says. “There was a lot of debate. I argued to include Nathaniel ‘Uncle Nace’ Hopkins, who was from Trappe.” Hopkins, who was born into slavery, fought with the Union Army during the Civil War and started a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation that is still held each year, was a close contender. One of the biggest assets owned
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lyday between 1757 and 1760. In his 1984 book Where Land and Water Intert wine, Chr istopher Week s noted, “The overlapping, interlocking mazes that make up the Lloyd, Goldsborough, Hollyday, Tilghman, et al. families will bewilder all but the most persistent genealogists.” At the center of the new museum is a large touch-screen monitor mounted waist-high in the largest room. It takes visitors on a graphic trip through the centuries with images and short stories. Visitors can touch a date at the bottom of the screen, tap on a topic and drill into the photos, images and text that pop up. “You could spend more than an hour and a half if you wanted to see everything that is loaded in here,” says Denton. The hard work of pulling together and organizing all of the hundreds of stor ies, the illustrations and images that went into making the museum was done by volunteers. The displays, cases and interior design work were contracted out to Assemble, Denton says. “We think it is going to be a hit. For Talbot Countians, their grandparents are here,” he says of the new space. “We have tried to feature young and old, black and white, men and women. We have captured the people who have played some kind of role, big and small. And by telling the story that way, we hope it will bring the county together.” The Historical Society of Talbot
Window shade photo. Several have been transposed onto window shades to take advantage of every inch of precious display space. Hat haway and Hollyday ’s acquaintance and friendship was just so very Talbot County. Hathaway and his brother Steve flew their little planes out of the first airstrip in the county on a section of Ratcliffe Manor where Easton Village is now being built. The colonial plantation was owned at the time by their parents. Ratcliffe Manor was the ancestral home of the Robins-Hollyday family and was built by Henry Hol30
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passes the clean simple properties of that style. Over the years, I have incorporated iconic and whimsical shapes into my sculptures that allow viewers to connect with my art on an emotional level. I am honored that my large sculptures enhance many public spaces across the nation for visitors to enjoy.” Holly Fine, chairperson for the 2015 Craft Show, comments, “We’ve expanded the look and feel of this year’s Craft Show to include more outdoor items so people can experience outdoor sculpture in its natural space where the artist intended it to be.” In addition to this year’s outdoor sculptures, the Show will feature award-winning glass blowers Julia
Nature’s sculpture ~ taking shape through time and tides to become one-of-a-kind works of art.” Dale Rogers from Haverhill, MA, is a metal sculptor who creates sculptures for home and garden, all of which are on display at fine galleries throughout the U.S. and are included in exclusive private and corporate collections. He designs both large-scale sculptures for individual installation with private collectors, and temporary public exhibits of multiple pieces. (DaleRogersStudio.com). Rogers says, “My love for art lies in abstract geometries, and much of my body of work encom-
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The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum, and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages. Major sponsors of the 2015 Craft Show include Pohanka of Salisbury, Ameriprise Financial, WCEI Radio, APG Chesapeake, and Easton Utilities. Tickets for the Show on Saturday and Sunday are $10 for Museum members, and $12 for non-members, and will be on sale at the door. Tickets for the Preview Party are $100 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Museum. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow. org or call 410-822-2787.
Crafter’s Room, for children ages 5+, providing moms and dads with a child-free hour to explore and shop. Again this year, many area businesses, organizations, and individuals are partnering with the Museum by sponsoring exhibitor booths. The Annual Craft Show Preview Party will be held on Friday, October 16. This preview event sold out last year, and tickets are expected to be equally in demand this year. A favorite Talbot County chef will cater the party, and to sweeten the evening, tasting stations featuring local beer, wine, and spirits will be set up throughout the Museum and the Waterfowl Building. The coveted annual Show Awards will be given to selected artists at the party.
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Talbot County Free Library 90 Years Young by James Dawson
October 15, 2015, marks the ninetieth anniversary of the Talbot County Free Library. Next to its schools, the library is the most used government organization in the county: an astonishing 29,000 county residents have library cards. And for those doomsayers who claim that books and libraries are dinosaurs in this electronic digital age, statistics show that libraries are being used more than ever. And not just for books. The Talbot County Free Library offers high speed Internet connection, access to specialized databases and even computers for those of us who don’t have them at home. And did you know that you can check out e-books now? Not to mention the outstanding and highly popular children’s programs under the excellent direction of the remarkable “Miss Rosemary” Morris. Considering how much a part of daily life our library is, it is hard to believe that we didn’t always have one. Yes, there were small circulating libraries at various times in our history, but never a free county library open to the
Caroline Burnite Walker public, until Caroline Walker arrived to change things. The T.C.F.L. had its beginnings when Caroline Burnite Walker, a librarian of no small abilities who had worked in the Cleveland Public Library and the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, retired and moved back home to Talbot County Living in a county with no library was not acceptable to Mrs. Walker, 45
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the library board until a few months before her death in 1936. One thing that set the T.C.F.L. apart from the very beginning was its excellent collection of children’s books. Mrs. Walker had been one of the first children’s book librarians in the country and was nationally known for her efforts. As she put it, the child was not merely a reader, but an important part of the social framework. The nascent library was a success, and by the end of 1925 there were 616 registered users and 2,100 books in the collection. In 1926, the library was incorporated and thus eligible to accept operating funds from the Talbot County Council and the Town of Easton.
who established the Talbot County Free Library Association in 1921 to ensure that we got one. She was a woman of inspiration and vision, not to mention having a zest for life, so if Mrs. Walker wanted a county library, Mrs. Walker was going to get one. The Library Association spent several years fundraising, and in 1925, with $4,149.00 in cash and pledges, rented two rooms in what is now the Tred Avon Building at 11 S. Washington St. The T.C.F.L. opened on Oct. 15 with 800 books. The sum total of their office equipment was a telephone and a typewriter. Mrs. Walker served as the president of
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shall be given a lengthy exposure to sun & then recirculated.” In these days of vaccines and antibiotics, it is surprising to realize that there were epidemics of contagious diseases in Talbot County well into the twentieth century. The library continued to grow, and in 1929, two more rooms were rented in the Tred Avon building. And by 1930, small collections of books were placed in St. Michaels, Cordova and Tilghman’s Island. The library was ahead of its time in doing outreach to the black community on the then-segregated Eastern Shore. In 1931, the library became semi-integrated when “colored” teachers were invited to use
A mini-controversy erupted in 1927 regarding the question of whether to put Sinclair Lewis’ novel Elmer Gantry in the collection. T.C.F.L. followed the American Library Association’s decision, and the scandalous book went on the shelves. One surprise in reading through the old minutes of the library was the July 14, 1929, resolution that “books returned to the library from houses or places where they have been exposed to contagious diseases be destroyed & expense borne by the library, when in homes where there is tuberculosis the books
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T.C.F.L. - 90 Years Young the collection and books were sent to Easton Colored School. While T.C.F.L. was a free library (once the borrower had paid a small one-time fee to get a library card), the exception came in 1932 during the Great Depression, when adult patrons were asked to contribute one cent per book borrowed to help with library finances. Mrs. Walker, who was also the librarian then, volunteered to take a cut in salary to help balance the books. Fortunately, money was found and Mrs. Walker didn’t have to take a pay cut. By 1941, the library had outgrown the rooms on Washington St. and moved into the front section of the old Music Hall, which had just been remodeled into a county office building and would later be the south wing of the courthouse. Soon, thanks to the Dixon family, it got a fine starter collection of rare Maryland books and so the Maryland Room was born. Over the years, the library gradually needed more space, and by the late 1960s had taken over the entire first floor of that building. When there was no more room left there, the county built a brand new library building as its bicentennial project, which opened in 1977. Because the location behind the courthouse had originally been part of Paper Mill Pond, many
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and so one was opened in 1981. St. Michaels loves and uses its library so much that it had to be enlarged and remodeled in 2004. Over the years, the library has responded nimbly to the growing needs of its patrons with talking books for the blind, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, computers, high speed Internet access and e-books. In addition, director Robert Horvath started Kaleidoscope Good Neighbor Day, held in June as part of the library’s outreach to the county. 2012 saw the dedication of the enlarged and remodeled 1977 building. The improvements included more public computers, the Frederick Douglass Meeting Room, a fantastic new children’s area
forty-foot pilings had to be driven into the seemingly bottomless mud there to support the foundation. But the effort was worth it, and finally there was space for a meeting room, a much larger Maryland Room and comfortable children’s area, among other things. Author James Michener was a big fan of the library and found the staff and the books in the Maryland Room especially helpful when he was researching his tidewater opus Chesapeake. T.C.F.L.’s collection of Maryland books is one of the best in the state. In the meantime, there was need for a branch library in St. Michaels,
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Spocott Windmill and Stanley Institute by Bonna L. Nelson
George Radcliffe and Herschel Johnson have a lot in common. They are both passionate about the preservation and histories of two very interesting properties in Dorchester County. Radcliffe, along with many volunteers, maintains the Spocott Windmill Complex, c. 1800, while Johnson, also with many volunteers, maintains the Stanley Institute School, c. 1865. He is also restoring the nearby Christ Rock United Methodist Church. Smiling, rosy-cheeked George Radcliffe, a ninth generation Radcliffe and head of the Spocott Windmill Foundation, Inc., told us that he wants to “continue with his family’s legacy to share the Spocott property with the community.” Radcliffe explained, “Dorchester is steeped in history, and we want to help to preserve this site and other historical sites in this special county. I have always wanted to research and write more about the history of the area for my grandchildren.” Our f irst v isit to the Spocot t complex was a chilly winter day a few years back. My husband and I bundled up in warm coats to spend an afternoon exploring the charm-
George Radcliffe ing historic complex. Located just seven miles west of Cambridge on the left side of Route 343 at 1625 Hudson Road, we spotted the windmill silhouetted against a brilliant blue sky. No one was about on the day we visited. On our second visit last spring, a warm, balmy Earth Day, one of two days a year when the Village is fully operational, we met George Radcliffe. On that day of historical and env ironmental celebration, visitors were serenaded with toetapping music, given free A rbor Day trees, tantalized by the wafting scents of juicy burgers and corn on the cob browning on the grill, and were given tours of the village. A 57
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t he loc at ion w it h severa l ot her historic buildings moved to the site on the edge of the Little Choptank River. When we walked through the grassy fields surrounding the recreated Spocott complex, we felt transpor ted back in time to the small villages that had dotted the Eastern Shore landscape. The Spocott “Village” includes the Miller’s Cottage, a colonial tenant house; Castle Haven, a one-room Victorian schoolhouse; a Blacksmith Shop; a partially renovated nineteenthcentury doctor’s office and a country store and museum. The story of the site begins with the mill. According to Radcliffe, there had been windmills at that location since the 1700s. In 1852, George’s great-grandfather, John A. L. Radcliffe, rebuilt a mill at the site and used it commercially to grind corn and wheat. A March 1888 blizzard destroyed the mill except for two grinding stones and the internal steps, which were preserved and incorporated into the present Spocott Windmill. Over the years the mill sat idle
The Spocott Windmill bit of a breeze set the white blades of the Windmill in graceful motion, and kids were entertained with special activities and a horseshoe tournament. A smaller Spocott site celebration will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m. The Spocot t Windmill shares
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articles and photographs related to the Spocott complex adorning the walls. If you are quiet you can hear the school bell ring and the voices of children reciting the alphabet. We decided that we would bring our granddaughter to explore the school and other Spocott buildings for a history lesson on how folks lived one to two hundred years ago. The Country Store and Museum, c. 1935, houses a fascinating collection of clothing, linens, tools, cookware, glass, and more. A cheerful f lower-printed quilt is draped across a quilting frame in front of the counter. I was intrigued by a collection of antique blue glass jars on shelves in a window fronting the Village green.
Spocott Country Store interior. an expert craftsman who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. Inside, the home is furnished with period pieces including chairs, tables, beds, trunks, clothing, linens, and cookware. On the walls hang framed articles about and photographs of the Wheatleys, which helped us to imagine the Wheatleys sitting at the fireplace eating stew and talking about the news of the day. Children might get a kick out of visiting the small whitewashed one-room Castle Haven School, also built by John Radcliffe in 1870 and relocated to this site. How does it compare in size and accommodation to their schools of today? In operation for 40 to 50 years, it too is restored and furnished. Rows of antique school desks face the fireplace, and the American and Maryland State flags stand on either side of it. Antique books fill the bookshelves. There are more framed
In a separate room, Radclif fe proudly showed us a one-room museum dedicated to his grandfather, the Spocott Windmill Village founder, two-time Senator George L. Radcliffe. The museum includes the Senatorâ€™s desk and chair and other furnishings as well as photographs, posters and other memorabilia. A fitting tribute. 62
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Senator George L. Radcliffe’s office. Every May and October, Spocott Windmill Day celebrates the operation of the historic windmill. Grain is ground. Reenactors, musicians, and vendors attend the Earth Day event. George Radcliffe is on the grounds, the Country Store is open on both special days and interpretive tours of the buildings are available. During the rest of the year the site is open daily, except for the Country Store and Museum, for self-guided tours. Entry is free, but donations and volunteers are needed to help restore the doctor’s office and medical museum, for maintenance and repairs to other buildings on the site, and to create educational and informative signage for visitors. The Spocott Windmill Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. To donate, volunteer or for more information about Spocott and the upcoming October 17th
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Tidewater Day Tripping celebration, visit spocottwindmill. org or call 410-228-7670. Perched on a corner closer to Cambridge, at the intersection of Route 16 West, Bucktown Road, a nd Bayly Road , i s t he cr i sply painted Stanley Institute School. Herschel Johnson warmly greeted us at the door of the historic African American school, also known as Rock School. The rectangular, gable-fronted, one-room, one-story school house, c. 1865, is meticulously maintained by the Friends of Stanley Institute, Inc. While standing in the school vestibule, the enthusiastic Johnson shared that the building was moved to the current location in 1867 from nearby Church Creek and served the African American community as both a church and a school until
The Christ Rock United Methodist Church stands across the road from the Stanley Institute. the Christ Rock United Methodist Church across the street was built later in the nineteenth century. The Friends are also planning a restoration project for the church. Johnson, a former postmaster in Federalsburg and president of the Friends of the Stanley Institute, Inc., told us that he wants to â€œcontinue with the legacy of the found-
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houses. The school opened in 1867 and operated until July 1966 when segregation ended in Dorchester County. The school harks back to the per iod of A mer ican histor y when A frican A mericans had to create their own educational opportunities in the years prior to the Civil Rights Movement. Joh n son ex pla i ne d t hat “ t he school is named after one of its or iginal tr ustees, the Reverend Ezekiel Stanley, who also helped to move the school to this site. School enrollment was as high as 85 for grades one through seven. Of the six current board members, four attended the school.”
ers of t he organization, for mer teachers and students, to restore and preserve the integrity of the original one-room structure, the Stanley Institute School.” He also wants to continue to collect school memorabilia from the operation of the school. Johnson observed, “We don’t want to lose this history. We want to preserve it for future generations.” Like the Spocott site, Stanley is on the National Register of Historic Places. Johnson said that it is one of the last remaining community-owned one-room school-
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students adorn the walls. Frequent v isitors include descendants of teachers and students as well as visitors to the Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass trail sites. In 2013 an archaeology group from Salisbury University worked on the Christ Rock United Methodist Church grounds to locate the footprint of the demolished fellowship hall next to the church. They uncovered over 4,000 ar tifacts, including marbles, small toys, coins and soda bottles, probably from community socials and picnics once held in the hall. Once the church is renovated and the fellowship hall rebuilt, the found treasures as well as some from the Stanley Institute will be on display. The roads on which the school and church are located are on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railway Byway, which should bring more visitors to these historic landmarks. C ont ac t Her schel Joh n son, president, Friends of the Stanley Institute, Inc., at 410-228-6657 for more information, to donate, or to schedule a tour. We will be taking our granddaughter to visit Mr. Johnson, the Stanley Institute and the church for an additional history lesson.
Herschel Johnson Three original blackboards, wood painted black, not slate, according to Johnson, adorn the walls inside the school room. Some of the wooden desks are original; some are donated, he said. As in the Spocott school, there is a collection of wellpreserved books that were used in the school. The original Stanley books were not new but were handme-downs from white schools supplied by the county Board of Education. Additional memorabilia are on display, including the original handbell used by the teacher to call the children to school. A ma z i ng ly, t he i n side of t he building smelled fresh, not musty like most old, closed buildings. This might be due to the loving care that Johnson and volunteers give to the school. Photographs of Reverend Stanley, founders, teachers and
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lemon juice, and hot sauce; set aside. Combine the breadcrumbs and next 3 ingredients; set aside. Preheat oven to 425째. Place oysters, in shells, on the rock salt. Sprinkle each evenly with the Italian dressing mixture, then the breadcrumb mixture. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges of oysters begin to curl. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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CRAB and MUSHROOM CASSEROLE Serves 6 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 2 T. butter, melted 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 egg, beaten 1 lb. fresh crabmeat 1/2 t. sea salt 1/8 t. ground ginger or 1/2 t. fresh grated ginger Vegetable cooking spray 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Rock salt 3 T. Italian dressing 2 t. lemon juice 1/4 t. hot sauce 2 T. Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs 1 T. grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 t. dried oregano 1/8 t. garlic powder 12 medium-sized fresh raw oysters on the half shell 1 T. minced fresh parsley Sprinkle a thin layer of rock salt in a shallow baking pan. Combine the Italian dressing, 75
Spoon this mixture into a 9x13inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.
cheese (I prefer Cabot Extra Sharp) Preheat oven to 350Â°. SautĂŠ the first 3 ingredients in butter in a large skillet until tender. Add mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes more. Add f lour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add the chicken broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and bubbly. Gradually stir about 1/4 of hot mixture into beaten egg; add this back to the remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in the crabmeat, sea salt and ginger.
CRAB PEA SOUP Mary Ann Hazen made something like this at our church bazaar in Oxford, and it sold out every
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2 lb. large raw shrimp, peeled 2 T. butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 T. fresh basil 1 T. fresh oregano 1 bay leaf 1/2 t. sea salt 1/2 t. ground red pepper 3 garlic cloves, pressed
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Devein the peeled shrimp. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and next 5 ingredients. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. Stir in shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes or just until all the shrimp turn pink. Remove and discard the bay leaf and serve. Note: When purchasing shrimp, the “count” refers to the number of shrimp per pound. This can vary, but the approximate numbers are: large ~ 20 to 30; medium ~ 30 to 40.
Mix the pea soup and broth together in a saucepan. Cook until boiling, stirring constantly. Mix in the crabmeat, white rum, and salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Fold in the whipped cream and heat thoroughly, but do not boil. Pour into warm bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream.
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lemon halves to the pan. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and dot with butter. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Serve in the pan.
plenty of napkins to enjoy this delicious peel-and-eat meal. Serve with toasted French bread to sop up the essence. 3 lbs. unpeeled, large raw shrimp 1 16-oz. bottle Italian dressing 1-1/2 T. freshly ground pepper 4 garlic cloves, pressed 2 lemons, halved 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup butter, cut up
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Preheat oven to 375째. Place first 4 ingredients in a 9x13-inch baking dish, tossing to coat. Squeeze juice from lemons over shrimp mixture and stir. Add
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take the clams from the freezer and set in the sink. Allow 1/2 hour for clams to open their shells. Hasten the process by running cold water over the clams. The overnight freeze will facilitate prying open the shells. When the shells are open, slip a paring knife inside and cut the muscle. Shuck the clams and discard the shells. Place the shucked clams and juice in a blender. Blend the clams in an on-and-off pulse until just minced. Pour the clams into a bowl and add the pepper, evaporated milk, flour and egg and mix well. Heat a frying pan to about 375° and grease lightly with oil. For each fritter, scoop out one teaspoonful of the mixture into the hot frying pan. When just golden brown, turn with a spatula and lightly brown the other side. Keep greasing the frying pan as needed.
Clam Fritters rystone or little neck, and the softshell clam such as the razor or, as they are known on the Chesapeake, “manoes.” 12 cherrystone clams with their juices or manoes 1/4 t. freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup self-rising f lour or pancake mix 1 egg Expeller-pressed canola oil
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professionals, viburnums were the number two most utilized shrub in the landscape, after boxwood and before hydrangeas. There are between 150 and 170 species of viburnums ~ too many to cover here! But, there are some excellent ones that you might consider planting this fall. Most species get large, but there are some that are dwarf cultivars. I recommend dwarf cultivars from the Proven Winners Color Choice® collection which includes ‘Spice Baby,’ a Korean Spice viburnum with very fragrant flowers. ‘Lil’ Ditty, is another true dwarf viburnum with white flowers. An excellent native shrub species that you might want to consider is the Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica). ‘Henry’s Garnet’ is a well-known cultivar of this shrub. Other cultivars you might try are Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ - Virgininia sweetspire and ‘Little Henry’ ~ a fragrant white summer flower display that attracts butterflies. It
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Amur Maple USDA National Arboretum back in the 1990s. ‘Somerset’ is a cross of Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ and A. rubrum ‘Autumn Flame.’ ‘Sun Valley’ is a cross of A. rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ and A. rubrum ‘Autumn Flame.’ A species of maple that I think is underused in the landscape is the Amur maple (Acer ginnala). As
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compared to some of the other maple species, the Amur maple growth rate is slow. It is a hardy maple that requires sun to light shade, and tolerates and range of soil types and drought. The tree has a rounded crown, with a mature size of 15 to 20 feet tall and 15 to 28 feet wide. There are two red fall cultivars of Amur maple you might try ~ Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ maple and Acer Ginnala ‘JFS-UGA’ Red November™ maple. Both of these are J. Frank Schmidt introductions from Oregon. One of the highlights of my time with the American Nursery and Landscape Association in Washington, D.C., was the opportunity to visit the Schmidt operation on a number of occasions. They are one
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Easton Points of Interest 6. WATERFOWL BUILDING - 40 S. Harrison St. The old armory is now the headquarters of the Waterfowl Festival, Easton’s annual celebration of migratory birds and the hunting season, the second weekend in November. For more info. tel: 410-822-4567 or visit www. waterfowlfestival.org. 7. ACADEMY ART MUSEUM - 106 South St. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Academy Art Museum is a fine art museum founded in 1958. Providing national and regional exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and visual and performing arts classes for adults and children, the Museum also offers a vibrant concert and lecture series and an annual craft festival, CR AFT SHOW (the Eastern Shore’s largest juried fine craft show), featuring local and national artists and artisans demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their crafts. The Museum’s permanent collection consists of works on paper and contemporary works by American and European masters. Mon. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Friday of each month open until 7 p.m. For more info. tel: (410) 822-ARTS (2787) or visit www.academyartmuseum.org. 124 n harrison st, easton md, 21601
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Easton Points of Interest site of the earlier one built in 1711. It has been remodeled several times. 11A. FREDERICK DOUGLASS STATUE - 11 N. Washington St. on the lawn of the Talbot County Courthouse. The statue honors Frederick Douglass in his birthplace, Talbot County, where the experiences in his youth ~ both positive and negative ~ helped form his character, intellect and determination. Also on the grounds is a memorial to the veterans who fought and died in the Vietnam War, and a monument “To the Talbot Boys,” commemorating the men from Talbot who fought for the Confederacy. The memorial for the Union soldiers was never built. 12. SHANNAHAN & WRIGHTSON HARDWARE BUILDING 12 N. Washington St. It is the oldest store in Easton. In 1791, Owen Kennard began work on a new brick building that changed hands several times throughout the years. Dates on the building show when additions were made in 1877, 1881 and 1889. The present front was completed in time for a grand opening on Dec. 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor Day. 13. THE BRICK HOTEL - northwest corner of Washington and Federal streets. Built in 1812, it became the Eastern Shore’s leading hostelry. When court was in session, plaintiffs, defendants and lawyers
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Easton Points of Interest Oswald Tilghman, great-grandson of Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman. (Private) 18. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDR AL - On “Cathedral Green,” Goldsborough St., a traditional Gothic design in granite. The interior is well worth a visit. All windows are stained glass, picturing New Testament scenes, and the altar cross of Greek type is unique. 19. INN AT 202 DOVER - Built in 1874, this Victorian-era mansion ref lects many architectural styles. For years the building was known as the Wrightson House, thanks to its early 20th century owner, Charles T. Wrightson, one of the founders of the S. & W. canned food empire. Locally it is still referred to as Captain’s Watch due to its prominent balustraded widow’s walk. The Inn’s renovation in 2006 was acknowledged by the Maryland Historic Trust and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. 20. TALBOT COUNTY FREE LIBRARY - Housed in an attractively remodeled building on West Street, the hours of operation are Mon. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except during the summer when it’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit www.tcf l.org. 21. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT EASTON - Established in the early
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1900s, now one of the finest hospitals on the Eastern Shore. Memorial Hospital is part of the Shore Health System. www.shorehealth.org. 22. THIRD HAVEN MEETING HOUSE - Built in 1682 and the oldest frame building dedicated to religious meetings in America. The Meeting House was built at the headwaters of the Tred Avon: people came by boat to attend. William Penn preached there with Lord Baltimore present. Extensive renovations were completed in 1990. 23. TALBOT COMMUNITY CENTER - The year-round activities offered at the community center range from ice hockey to figure skating, aerobics and curling. The Center is also host to many events throughout the year, such as antique, craft, boating and sportsman shows. Near Easton 24. PICKERING CREEK - 400-acre farm and science education center featuring 100 acres of forest, a mile of shoreline, nature trails, low-ropes challenge course and canoe launch. Trails are open seven days a week from dawn till dusk. Canoes are free for members. For more info. tel: 410-822-4903 or visit www.pickeringcreek.org. 25. W YE GRIST MILL - The oldest working mill in Maryland (ca. 1682), the f lour-producing â€œgristâ€? mill has been lovingly preserved by
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Easton Points of Interest The Friends of Wye Mill, and grinds f lour to this day using two massive grindstones powered by a 26 horsepower overshot waterwheel. For more info. visit www.oldwyemill.org. 26. W YE ISL A ND NATUR AL RESOURCE MA NAGEMENT AREA - Located between the Wye River and the Wye East River, the area provides habitat for waterfowl and native wildlife. There are 6 miles of trails that provide opportunities for hiking, birding and wildlife viewing. For more info. visit www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/wyeisland.asp. 27. OLD WYE CHURCH - Old Wye Church is one of the oldest active Anglican Communion parishes in Talbot County. Wye Chapel was built between 1718 and 1721 and opened for worship on October 18, 1721. For more info. visit www.wyeparish.org. 28. WHITE MARSH CHURCH - The original structure was built before 1690. Early 18th century rector was the Reverend Daniel Maynadier. A later provincial rector (1764–1768), the Reverend Thomas Bacon, compiled “Bacon’s Laws,” authoritative compendium of Colonial Statutes. Robert Morris, Sr., father of Revolutionary financier is buried here.
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St. Michaels Points of Interest 2. HARBOURTOWNE GOLF RESORT - Bayview Restaurant and Duck Blind Bar on the scenic Miles River with an 18 hole golf course. For more info. visit www.harbourtowne.com. 3. MILES RIVER YACHT CLUB - Organized in 1920, the Miles River Yacht Club continues its dedication to boating on our waters and the protection of the heritage of log canoes, the oldest class of boat still sailing U. S. waters. The MRYC has been instrumental in preserving the log canoe and its rich history on the Chesapeake Bay. For more info. visit www.milesriveryc.org. 4. THE INN AT PERRY CABIN - The original building was constructed in the early 19th century by Samuel Hambleton, a purser in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. It was named for his friend, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry Cabin has served as a riding academy and was restored in 1980 as an inn and restaurant. For more info. visit www.perrycabin.com. 5. THE PARSONAGE INN - A bed and breakfast inn at 210 N. Talbot St., was built by Henry Clay Dodson, a prominent St. Michaels businessman and state legislator around 1883 as his private residence. In 1877, Dodson,
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St. Michaels Points of Interest along with Joseph White, established the St. Michaels Brick Company, which later provided the brick for the house. For more info. visit www. parsonage-inn.com. 6. FREDERICK DOUGLASS HISTORIC MARKER - Born at Tuckahoe Creek, Talbot County, Douglass lived as a slave in the St. Michaels area from 1833 to 1836. He taught himself to read and taught in clandestine schools for blacks here. He escaped to the north and became a noted abolitionist, orator and editor. He returned in 1877 as a U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia and also served as the D.C. Recorder of Deeds and the U.S. Minister to Haiti. 7. CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM - Founded in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the hemisphere’s largest and most productive estuary - the Chesapeake Bay. Located on 18 waterfront acres, its nine exhibit buildings and floating fleet bring to life the story of the Bay and its inhabitants, from the fully restored 1879 Hooper Strait lighthouse and working boatyard to the impressive collection of working decoys and a recreated waterman’s shanty. Home to the world’s largest collection of Bay boats, the Museum regularly
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St. Michaels Points of Interest hosts temporary exhibitions, special events, festivals, and education programs. Docking and pump-out facilities available. Exhibitions and Museum Store open year-round. Up-to-date information and hours can be found on the Museum’s website at www.cbmm.org or by calling 410-745-2916. 8. THE CRAB CLAW - Restaurant adjoining the Maritime Museum and overlooking St. Michaels harbor. Open March-November. 410-7452900 or www.thecrabclaw.com. 9. PATRIOT - During the season (April-November) the 65’ cruise boat can carry 150 persons, runs daily historic narrated cruises along the Miles River. For daily cruise times, visit www.patriotcruises.com or call 410-745-3100. 10. THE FOOTBRIDGE - Built on the site of many earlier bridges, today’s bridge joins Navy Point to Cherry Street. It has been variously known as “Honeymoon Bridge” and “Sweetheart Bridge.” It is the only remaining bridge of three that at one time connected the town with outlying areas around the harbor. 11. VICTORIANA INN - The Victoriana Inn is located in the Historic District of St. Michaels. The home was built in 1873 by Dr. Clay Dodson,
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St. Michaels Points of Interest office, post office and telephone company. For more info. visit www. carpenterstreetsaloon.com. 18. TWO SWAN INN - The Two Swan Inn on the harbor served as the former site of the Miles River Yacht Club, was built in the 1800s and was renovated in 1984. It is located at the foot of Carpenter Street. For more info. visit www.twoswaninn.com. 19. TARR HOUSE - Built by Edward Elliott as his plantation home about 1661. It was Elliott and an indentured servant, Darby Coghorn, who built the first church in St. Michaels. This was about 1677, on the site of the present Episcopal Church (6 Willow Street, near Locust). 20. CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 301 S. Talbot St. Built of Port Deposit stone, the present church was erected in 1878. The first is believed to have been built in 1677 by Edward Elliott. For more info. tel: 410-745-9076. 21. THE OLD BRICK INN - Built in 1817 by Wrightson Jones, who opened and operated the shipyard at Beverly on Broad Creek. (Talbot St. at Mulberry). For more info. visit www.oldbrickinn.com. 22. THE CANNONBALL HOUSE - When St. Michaels was shelled by the British in a night attack in 1813, the town was “blacked out” and
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St. Michaels Points of Interest lanterns were hung in the trees to lead the attackers to believe the town was on a high bluff. The houses were overshot. The story is that a cannonball hit the chimney of “Cannonball House” and rolled down the stairway. This “blackout” was believed to be the first such “blackout” in the history of warfare. 23. AMELIA WELBY HOUSE - Amelia Coppuck, who became Amelia Welby, was born in this house and wrote poems that won her fame and the praise of Edgar Allan Poe. 24. TOWN DOCK RESTAURANT - During 1813, at the time of the Battle of St. Michaels, it was known as “Dawson’s Wharf” and had 2 cannons on carriages donated by Jacob Gibson, which fired 10 of the 15 rounds directed at the British. For a period up to the early 1950s it was called “The Longfellow Inn.” It was rebuilt in 1977 after burning to the ground. For more info. visit www.towndockrestaurant.com. 25. ST. MICHAELS MUSEUM at ST. MARY’S SQUARE - Located in the heart of the historic district, offers a unique view of 19th century life in St. Michaels. The exhibits are housed in three period buildings and contain local furniture and artifacts donated by residents. The museum is
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St. Michaels Points of Interest supported entirely through community efforts. For more info. tel: 410745-9561 or www.stmichaelsmuseum.org. 26. KEMP HOUSE - Now a country inn. A Georgian style house, constructed in 1805 by Colonel Joseph Kemp, a revolutionary soldier and hero of the War of 1812. For more info. visit www.kemphouseinn.com. 27. THE OLD MILL COMPLEX - The Old Mill was a functioning flour mill from the late 1800s until the 1970s, producing flour used primarily for Maryland beaten biscuits. Today it is home to a brewery, distillery, artists, furniture makers, and other unique shops and businesses. 28. ST. MICHAELS HARBOUR INN, MARINA & SPA - Constructed in 1986 and recently renovated. For more info. visit www.harbourinn.com. 29. ST. MICHAELS NATURE TRAIL - The St. Michaels Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile paved walkway that winds around the western side of St. Michaels starting at a dedicated parking lot on S. Talbot St. across from the Bay Hundred swimming pool. The path cuts through the woods, San Domingo Park, over a covered bridge and past a historic cemetery before ending in Bradley Park. The trail is open all year from dawn to dusk.
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Oxford Points of Interest cemetery may be seen Plimhimmon, home of Tench Tilghman’s widow, Anna Marie Tilghman. 2. THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER - This former, pillared brick schoolhouse was saved from the wrecking ball by the town residents. Now it is a gathering place for meetings, classes, lectures, and performances by the Tred Avon Players and has been recently renovated. Rentals available to groups and individuals. 410-226-5904 or www.oxfordcc.org. 3. THE COOPERATIVE OXFORD LABORATORY - U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources located here. 410-226-5193 or www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/oxford. 3A. U.S. COAST GUARD STATION - 410-226-0580. 4. CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY - Founded in 1851. Designed by esteemed British architect Richard Upton, co-founder of the American Institute of Architects. It features beautiful stained glass windows by the acclaimed Willet Studios of Philadelphia. www.holytrinityoxfordmd.org. 5. OXFORD TOWN PARK - Former site of the Oxford High School.
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Oxford Points of Interest Recent restoration of the beach as part of a “living shoreline project” created 2 terraced sitting walls, a protective groin and a sandy beach with native grasses which will stop further erosion and provide valuable aquatic habitat. A similar project has been completed adjacent to the ferry dock. A kayak launch site has also been located near the ferry dock. 6. OXFORD MUSEUM - Morris & Market Sts. Devoted to the preservation of artifacts and memories of Oxford, MD. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted. For more info. and hours tel: 410-226-0191 or visit www.oxfordmuseum.org. 7. OXFORD LIBRARY - 101 Market St. Founded in 1939 and on its present site since 1950. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10-4. 8. BRATT MANSION (ACADEMY HOUSE) - 205 N. Morris St. Served as quarters for officers of the Maryland Military Academy. Built about 1848. (Private residence) 9. BARNABY HOUSE - 212 N. Morris St. Built in 1770 by sea captain Richard Barnaby, this charming house contains original pine woodwork, corner fireplaces and an unusually lovely handmade staircase. Listed on Tidewater Residential Designs since 1989
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Oxford Points of Interest the National Register of Historic Places. (Private residence) 10. THE GRAPEVINE HOUSE - 309 N. Morris St. The grapevine over the entrance arbor was brought from the Isle of Jersey in 1810 by Captain William Willis, who commanded the brig “Sarah and Louisa.” (Private residence) 11. THE ROBERT MORRIS INN - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Robert Morris was the father of Robert Morris, Jr., the “financier of the Revolution.” Built about 1710, part of the original house with a beautiful staircase is contained in the beautifully restored Inn, now open 7 days a week. Robert Morris, Jr. was one of only 2 Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. 410-226-5111 or www.robertmorrisinn.com. 12. THE OXFORD CUSTOM HOUSE - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Built in 1976 as Oxford’s official Bicentennial project. It is a replica of the first Federal Custom House built by Jeremiah Banning, who was the first Federal Collector of Customs appointed by George Washington. 13. TRED AVON YACHT CLUB - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Founded in
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Oxford Points of Interest 1931. The present building, completed in 1991, replaced the original structure. 14. OXFORD-BELLEVUE FERRY - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Started in 1683, this is believed to be the oldest privately operated ferry in the United States. Its first keeper was Richard Royston, whom the Talbot County Court “pitcht upon” to run a ferry at an unusual subsidy of 2,500 pounds of tobacco. Service has been continuous since 1836, with power supplied by sail, sculling, rowing, steam, and modern diesel engine. Many now take the ride between Oxford and Bellevue for the scenic beauty. 15. BYEBERRY - On the grounds of Cutts & Case Boatyard. It faces Town Creek and is one of the oldest houses in the area. The date of construction is unknown, but it was standing in 1695. Originally, it was in the main business section but was moved to the present location about 1930. (Private residence) 16. CUTTS & CASE - 306 Tilghman St. World-renowned boatyard for classic yacht design, wooden boat construction and restoration using composite structures. Some have described Cutts & Case Shipyard as an American Nautical Treasure because it produces to the highest standards quality work equal to and in many ways surpassing the beautiful artisanship of former times.
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Tilghman’s Island “Great Choptank Island” was granted to Seth Foster in 1659. Thereafter it was known as Foster’s Island, and remained so through a succession of owners until Matthew Tilghman of Claiborne inherited it in 1741. He and his heirs owned the island for over a century and it has been Tilghman’s Island ever since, though the northern village and the island’s postal designation are simply “Tilghman.” For its first 175 years, the island was a family farm, supplying grains, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs and timber. Although the owners rarely were in residence, many slaves were: an 1817 inventory listed 104. The last Tilghman owner, General Tench Tilghman (not Washington’s aide-de-camp), removed the slaves in the 1830s and began selling off lots. In 1849, he sold his remaining interests to James Seth, who continued the development. The island’s central location in the middle Bay is ideally suited for watermen harvesting the Bay in all seasons. The years before the Civil War saw the influx of the first families we know today. A second wave arrived after the War, attracted by the advent of oyster dredging in the 1870s. Hundreds of dredgers and tongers operated out of Tilghman’s Island, their catches sent to the cities by schooners. Boat building, too, was an important industry. The boom continued into the 1890s, spurred by the arrival of steamboat service, which opened vast new markets for Bay seafood. Islanders quickly capitalized on the opportunity as several seafood buyers set up shucking and canning operations on pilings at the edge of the shoal of Dogwood Cove. The discarded oyster shells eventually became an island with seafood packing houses, hundreds of workers, a store, and even a post office. The steamboats also brought visitors who came to hunt, fish, relax and escape the summer heat of the cities. Some families stayed all summer in one of the guest houses that sprang up in the villages of Tilghman, Avalon, Fairbank and Bar Neck. Although known for their independence, Tilghman’s Islanders enjoy showing visitors how to pick a crab, shuck an oyster or find a good fishing spot. In the twentieth century, Islanders pursued these vocations in farming, on the water, and in the thriving seafood processing industry. The “Tilghman Brand” was known throughout the eastern United States, but as the Bay’s bounty diminished, so did the number of water-related jobs. Still, three of the few remaining Bay skipjacks (sailing dredgeboats) can be seen here, as well as two working harbors with scores of power workboats. 143
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by Gary D. Crawford Everyone likes a great fish story, right? Well, better pull up a chair because this month I offer you three classic tales from the lore of fishing. Like all whoppers, these are true fish stories, of course. No kidding. I’m serious. THE 75-TON CATCH Our first story took place on an August evening in 1951 when nine Tilghman watermen set out for another night of haul-seining. Some of you may be unfamiliar with this brand of fishing, now rarely practiced in the Chesapeake, so here is a brief explanation. [Note: The Gentle Reader knows that yours truly wouldn’t know a haul seine if I fell over one, but
several very patient people who do know what they’re talking about have tried to explain it to me.] Basically, it was night fishing in shallow water along the shore, using a long net to corral a mess of fish. Haul-seiners usually worked in crews of nine or so men, with two workboats and several smaller craft, and a long net with floats on the top line, a heavy bottom line, and “bray” poles at either end. Unlike pound nets, haul seines weren’t planted in the bottom with poles, they were dragged off the net-boat in a big loop, with one end attached to a line that ran from a winder-boat near the shore out across the stream of the tide. The winder hauled in the line at that
Whoppers end of the net while the other end was pulled in by men standing in the shallows. When they wrestled the bray poles together, the net was closed and they could begin dipping out the fish they had caught ~ if any.
This particular evening, August 19, was a Friday, the last day of a long week of poor catches. “Barely enough to pay the grub bill,” according to one of the crew. The crew on this night consisted of Clark Lednum (the captain), George ‘Hot Dogs’ Lowery, Gus Sadler, Leroy ‘Mon k ’ Sad ler (subbi ng for h i s brother Freddie, who was in the service), Larry Cummings, John Cummings, Garland Phillips, Bart Murphy, and Frank Stone.
They had two workboats towing three skiffs, one with the net, one with the winder motor, and one used to help keep the net from getting caught on “hangs” on the bottom. They set out from K napps Narrows around 4:30 in the afternoon, bound for the waters around Kent Island and beyond. As they passed under the Tilghman bridge, Larry’s 11-year-old niece Carolyn dropped a rabbit’s foot into their boat to bring them luck. Even so, the evening’s haul was pret t y sl i m a nd C apt. L e d nu m finally turned for home. As they passed by Kent Island, he spotted some phosphorescence in the water off Bloody Point and immediately signaled to the other boat to run over for a look. It was approaching midnight ~ af ter which no haul seines could be set ~ so some of the crew wanted to call it a week and just head on in. The captain, however, was pretty sure there was a mess of fish somewhere close by. So at a quarter to twelve, they ran the net out one more time. To their surprise, when they tried
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Whoppers to haul it in they found they couldn’t budge it ~ not because it was hung up, but because it was full of fish! This was all taking place in the dark, you’ll recall, so for a while they weren’t quite sure what they had. After circling the net in the fishing skiff, they realized they had surrounded a vast school of hardheads, with a half dozen sharks prowling around inside. The lighthouse keeper at Bloody Point Light, wanting to see all the sharks, came down to take a look. He agreed to loan them some life jackets to tie onto the top-line to provide some additional flotation. There was nothing to do but wait for the dawn. They spent the night standing in hip-deep water, holding up the net and cruising around it in their skiffs, trying to keep that mass of fish from pushing the net over and escaping. It was a very long
night. They were excited, tired, and hungry, but if they relaxed their hold the fish would escape. They managed to let out most of the sharks, one by one. At first light, the fish suddenly “broke” ~ throwing up an acre of white water ~ and the crew feared they had lost their struggle to contain them. Certainly some fish did slip over the net at places, but most remained inside. To bring them within reach of their dip-nets, a length of net was cut off to make a seine within a seine. Then came the arduous job of dipping thousands of fish into the workboats. As soon as the first boat was full, off it went south through Knapps Narrows to the Tilghman Packing Company. When workers there saw how full the boat was, they objected and said they shouldn’t overload the boat so much; the fish on the bottom layers were being crushed. Quickly, the fish were off-
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Whoppers loaded and washed, then shoveled into a box between layers of ice; the box went into a truck and another box was filled. The work went on for 24 hours. Out at Bloody Point, the crew were still dipping fish out of the net and gradually dragging it in to shore. The word spread and soon other watermen were cut in to help carry the fish down to Tilghman. The wives arrived with food and drink for the exhausted crew, and they shuttled back and forth all day. The Tilghman Packing Company had its own ice-making plant, and it was running full blast trying to keep up with the demand. Everyone was exhausted, but the work couldn’t stop. The last f ish were dipped out early on Sunday morning. They dragged the net ashore and dropped it there, tied off the skiffs, and came home with the last load. It had been a long “night” of fishing ~ from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday ~ over 36 hours without a break.
When Gus and Leroy Sinclair told me the story of the 75-ton catch in 2007, they produced a copy of the ledger sheet from the TPC, which corroborated their whopper fish tale. When I pointed out that, strictly speaking, they had come 64 pounds short of 75 tons, Gus was ready for me. “But what isn’t shown here,” he said with a gleam in his eye, “is that last load we sold to Ira Harrison at the Bridge, which made the total way over 75 tons.” Asked why they did that, Leroy replied with a smile, “We’d run the Tilghman Packing Company clean out of ice.” A sked what they did w ith the money, Gus exclaimed with pride, “I paid off my house!” Leroy said he went right out and bought a brand new Ford automobile. And the crew chipped in to buy little Carolyn a whole new outfit. Epilogue: After recording their story, I wrote out a transcript and made a little pamphlet. Worried that it needed illustrations, I began gathering visual material. There were virtually no photographs, so artist (and former haul-seiner) Bill Cum-
mings allowed me to use several of his drawings; I drew some diagrams and gathered whatever else I could find. Later I went back to Leroy and asked him to show me, again, how the various boats moved to set and recover the net. I photographed his hands as he moved the pieces I had brought over to his house.
Eventually, the recording and the images were combined into a DVD. When we showed it to Gus and Leroy, and their wives NiNi and Phyllis, they smiled and allowed as how it was “something like that.” Still, despite its flaws and f lights of my artistic fancy, that DVD remains the best documentary on this whopper of a fish haul. (It is available in all fine nautical bookstores on Tilghman’s Island.) All nine members of the crew are now gone. MIKE’S MONSTER Friends of ours, Mike and Rae Valabek, visit our area each summer for several months. Mike enjoys making model boats, fishing, flying
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Whoppers helicopters, helping out at museums, and did I mention fishing? He has a buddy named Frank Tuma, an experienced charter boat captain in our area, who operates out of Deep Creek Marina off the Magothy River. His website (downtimecharters. com) indicates that he specializes in stripers ~ that is, striped bass ~ known locally as rockfish. These fine fish range throughout the East Coast. Now when Frank visited Mike one day, naturally they went fishing. Frank was a bit surprised, however, when Mike’s first catch that day was a rockfish!
Why the surprise? Oops, I failed to mention that Frank was visiting Mike at his home in Arizona. As a close examination of the photo reveals, they weren’t on the Chesape a ke a ny more, Dorot hy. They were out on Lake Pleasant, north of Phoenix, not far from Mike’s home. The lake has a thriving sport fishing industry: locals and visitors enjoy catching large-mouth bass, channel catfish, and other species.
Lake Pleasant was created as an agricultural irrigation project in 1927 by damming the Agua Fria River; in 1973 it was converted to a water storage reservoir when the Central Arizona Aqueduct began diver ting water into it from the Colorado River. So, where did that little striper come from? Well, it seems rockfish have learned to survive and propagate in freshwater lakes in the southwest. (Who knew?) The first striped bass arrived by truck in 1959 from the San Joaquin River Delta and were released into the Colorado River near Blythe, CA. Fisheries managers had been seeking a toplevel predator to help control the over-population of forage fish. They wanted one that also would be a good game fish, More fingerlings were brought in annually over the 20 years, and soon stripers were in Lake Meade, Lake Havasu, Lake Powell, etc. Scientists thought they could not be self-sustaining, because the lack of current in the lakes would allow eggs to settle to the bottom and get silted over. They proved to be wrong about that. In 1979, they discovered that stripers were able to find locations where the current was sufficient or where the risk of sedimentation was minimal. The annual stocking of fingerlings ended in that year. It still doesn’t answer the question, though, does it? How did rockfish get to the San Joaquin River?
It turns out that all stocked striped bass were descendants of stripers that were transported from the East Coast and stocked in the delta near San Francisco Bay ~ in 1879! The locals must love being able to catch Chesapeake stripers right there in their lake, right? Actually, no. For some weird Southwest reason, they prefer large-mouth bass. They consider rockfish a trash fish. Most average 12 to 18 inches, but some mounted in a ranger station ran up to 48 inches. Locals say there are so many of them that they are threatening the “good” forage fish they like. Go figure. THE LARGEST ROCK This is the current world record
rock f ish. It was caught in Connecticut waters by Greg Myerson (seen here) on August 4, 2011. The largest rock f ish ever caught by hook-and-line, it weighed 81.9 lbs and measured 54 inches long. Yep, that’s quite a fish, all right. She’s a real whopper! But, there’s a problem with this one being the
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Whoppers all-time record. You see, there was this other rockfish ~ a much bigger one, by all accounts ~ and she was caught in the Chesapeake Bay. This fish story began exactly 100 years ago. In the spring of 1915, a Chesapeake waterman, Charles O. Cummings, was up the Bay with his pound-net crew. They were operating out of Wor ton Creek, on t he E a s ter n Shor e b e t we en Still Pond and Tolchester Beach. Capt. Cummings had three nets off Worton Point, across the Bay from Aberdeen.
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He and his crew had fished the three nets early that morning and after clearing them they had returned to their base of operations in Worton Creek. There they arranged for their catch to be taken on a “run boat” to Baltimore for sale there. S udden ly a not her w ater m a n came into the Worton Creek landing, with a curious tale to tell. As
he came around Worton Point past one of the Cummings pound-nets, he had seen something big out there. It was thrashing around and tearing up the net. Capt. Cummings was reluctant to act on this information, saying he had just returned from there and nothing had been left in his nets. The waterman was insistent, however, that either a monstrous shark or a huge sturgeon was caught in the net. At that, everyone decided to go out and capture whatever it was. That proved no easy task, according to Capt. Cummings. They had trouble even getting a good look at the creature, with all the thrashing and white water it was throwing up; besides, the Upper Bay often is cloudy at that time of the year. It wasn’t until they had the net bunted up that they could make out what it was. It turned out to be the largest rockfish any of them had ever seen. They had to take extra care to prevent the great fish from breaking through the net and getting away ~ and to avoid “getting a broken limb in landing the great roller in the boat.” Finally they succeeded in subduing the monster and bringing it to shore. So how big was it? (Now here is where the eyebrows go up.) They said the great f ish weighed 106 pounds! Preposterous, you say? Well, that’s what some members of the Maryland Commercial Waterman’s
Whoppers Association said when they heard the story some thirty years later. They were meeting on Tilghman’s Island in the spring of 1948 and Capt. Carroll Jack son of Tilghman told them about the massive rockfish. His story met with considerable skepticism, as you might imagine. But Jackson maintained that he had heard the story from Capt. Cummings himself and that Cummings was an honest man. Nevertheless, having heard some Tilghman Tall Tales before, the MC WA membership cha llenged Jackson to dig up some supporting evidence. If he could corroborate the story, they said the MCWA would
pass it on to the Maryland Department of Research and Education for publication in their monthly newsletter, Maryland Tidewater News. Jackson went to work. Capt. Cummings had passed away, so he contacted his sons, George and Russell, both of whom had seen the fish. Now an attorney-at-law, George said he was in that pound-net crew with his father that day and had helped land the fish. Having personally handled it, he knew its size and strength, and he was mighty impressed with its market value. Russell, now captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Violet, vividly recalled its enormous size. Jackson then contacted Roland Haddaway, a Tilghman waterman who was another member of the
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he consigned the fish to the George A . A lbaugh Company, where “it returned a weight of 106 pounds.” Jackson’s evidence persuaded the MCWA, and they moved forward as promised. My thanks to Stanley Covington for supplying me with a copy of the Maryland Tidewater News, Volume 5, No. 1, June 1948. After recounting all the events and testimonies, the author concludes with an astonishing calculation. First, he notes that heavier rockfish had been reported: a 112-pounder was taken years ago in Massachusetts and a 125-pounder in 1891 in North Carolina, both net catches. (As of 1948, the largest rockfish c aug ht w it h hook-a nd-line had weighed in at 73 pounds.) But all those weights were taken at dockside ~ of the whole fish. If the Worton rockfish weighed in at 106 pounds at market, what did it weigh before the head, tail, scales, roe, and entrails had been removed? The author estimates that these portions normally constitute 25 percent of the entire weight. In other words, 106 pounds was the weight of just three-quarters of this fish ~ making its total weight over 140 pounds. By my reckoning, that’s about a 72” rockfish! Now, that is a whopper. Gary Crawford and his wife, Susan, own and operate Crawfords Nautical Books, a unique bookstore on Tilghman’s Island.
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Caroline County A Perspective Caroline County is the very definition of a rural community. For more than 300 years, the county’s economy has been based on “market” agriculture. Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties. The county was named for Lady Caroline Eden, the wife of Maryland’s last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784). Denton, the county seat, was situated on a point between two ferry boat landings. Much of the business district in Denton was wiped out by the fire of 1863. Following the Civil War, Denton’s location about fifty miles up the Choptank River from the Chesapeake Bay enabled it to become an important shipping point for agricultural products. Denton became a regular port-ofcall for Baltimore-based steamer lines in the latter half of the 19th century. Preston was the site of three Underground Railroad stations during the 1840s and 1850s. One of those stations was operated by Harriet Tubman’s parents, Benjamin and Harriet Ross. When Tubman’s parents were exposed by a traitor, she smuggled them to safety in Wilmington, Delaware. Linchester Mill, just east of Preston, can be traced back to 1681, and possibly as early as 1670. The mill is the last of 26 water-powered mills to operate in Caroline County and is currently being restored. The long-term goals include rebuilding the millpond, rehabilitating the mill equipment, restoring the miller’s dwelling, and opening the historic mill on a scheduled basis. Federalsburg is located on Marshyhope Creek in the southern-most part of Caroline County. Agriculture is still a major portion of the industry in the area; however, Federalsburg is rapidly being discovered and there is a noticeable influx of people, expansion and development. Ridgely has found a niche as the “Strawberry Capital of the World.” The present streetscape, lined with stately Victorian homes, reflects the transient prosperity during the countywide canning boom (1895-1919). Hanover Foods, formerly an enterprise of Saulsbury Bros. Inc., for more than 100 years, is the last of more than 250 food processors that once operated in the Caroline County region. Points of interest in Caroline County include the Museum of Rural Life in Denton, Adkins Arboretum near Ridgely, and the Mason-Dixon Crown Stone in Marydel. To contact the Caroline County Office of Tourism, call 410-479-0655 or visit their website at www.tourcaroline.com. 161
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Queen Anne’s County The history of Queen Anne’s County dates back to the earliest Colonial settlements in Maryland. Small hamlets began appearing in the northern portion of the county in the 1600s. Early communities grew up around transportation routes, the rivers and streams, and then roads and eventually railroads. Small towns were centers of economic and social activity and evolved over the years from thriving centers of tobacco trade to communities boosted by the railroad boom. Queenstown was the original county seat when Queen Anne’s County was created in 1706, but that designation was passed on to Centreville in 1782. It’s location was important during the 18th century, because it is near a creek that, during that time, could be navigated by tradesmen. A hub for shipping and receiving, Queenstown was attacked by English troops during the War of 1812. Construction of the Federal-style courthouse in Centreville began in 1791 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the state of Maryland. Today, Centreville is the largest town in Queen Anne’s County. With its relaxed lifestyle and tree-lined streets, it is a classic example of small town America. The Stevensville Historic District, also known as Historic Stevensville, is a national historic district in downtown Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County. It contains roughly 100 historic structures, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located primarily along East Main Street, a portion of Love Point Road, and a former section of Cockey Lane. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center in Chester at Kent Narrows provides and overview of the Chesapeake region’s heritage, resources and culture. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center serves as Queen Anne’s County’s official welcome center. Queen Anne’s County is also home to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly Horsehead Wetland Center), located in Grasonville. The CBEC is a 500-acre preserve just 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Embraced by miles of scenic Chesapeake Bay waterways and graced with acres of pastoral rural landscape, Queen Anne’s County offers a relaxing environment for visitors and locals alike. For more information about Queen Anne’s County, visit www.qac.org. 163
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The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry. Harper Collins Publishers. 283 pp. $25.99 First off, yes, it is a novel, and it’s an amusing read in the beginning, but you’ll need to be stoic when the tone goes more than a little sober as the plot unrolls. No, it’s not hilarious, as the book jacket claims, but it is sometimes funny. Mr. Perry, the author, is said to be a New York Times best-selling humorist, and yep, this is his first novel. He lives in rural Wisconsin. To get a clue about this book, think of the old jokes about Norwegian bachelor farmers in Wisconsin. They’re bachelors for a number of reasons ~ a big one being they’re fa r mers a nd not a whole lot of women want to be out in the country with cows and pigs. Oh, yeah, and a husband who might just as well be mute for all the conversation he utters. Ha rle y Jac k s on’s m a m a w a s a good, God-lov ing woman who cooked a fine supper and impressed upon her son that he should always remember his Lutheran Sunday School teaching. The truth is, Har-
ley is scared of life ~ scared and shy and awkward around every female except his mother. He and his only close friend, Billy, have dated when they had the nerve to try, with the usual outcome of being brushed off. Now, Harley and Billy sometimes sit in Harley’s kitchen for conversation and a beer or t wo in the evening. There isn’t much conversation, to tell the truth. Both men
Tidewater Review live alone, and except for talking to themselves out loud, they could almost go through life as mutes. This night, Christmas, is a bit more lively, however. Harley has news for Billy. The prologue to the book reads: On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harvey Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there in the straw a smallish newborn bull calf upon whose f lank was borne the very image of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Well,” said Harley, “that’s trouble.” The bachelors are alike in temperament. Billy lives in a small trailer on the far side of Harley’s pasture. For a while, Harley resented having a non-relative on his property, what there was of it. While he was in college, his mother died and he left school in the second semester of his senior year to help his father on the small patch. The recession had made his dad sell most of the property for taxes. The following year the old man died, and Harley was alone. At about that same time, Billy, a decorated combat veteran, bought a small piece of land at the edge of Harley’s pasture and added a trailer for a year-long recovery from his wounds. Now they are friends, sitting in Harley’s kitchen popping the caps
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for the last patch so there’s room for more Clover Blossom Estates. Oh, ye s, t here’s a not her g i rl in the picture. Harley meets her coming out of the only gas station in Sw ivel, the closest town. Her name is Mindy. She is easy to talk to, and she wears the best-looking boots Harley has ever seen. She is also a newcomer to the county, an independent girl who had traveled widely and whose artwork is metal sculptures. She has a jeep and a motorcycle. Harley has a motorcycle, too. His heart thumps. About this time the plot begins to sound a bit like a B-movie. Boy meets new girl. He’s a bit of a dork, she’s smarter, but thinks he’s cute so they fall in love, sort of. In the meantime, all kinds of busy events happen and things feel swell all over the place. Uh, oh! A whole post-Christmas week is about all it takes for the world to turn topsy-turvy. The lady who delivers the mail comes down Harley’s lane just as the Jesus cow gets loose from the barn, and she blabs the news to anybody within earshot. She then goes on to spread the exciting news to the local television station. It goes national within a day. Bi l l y w a s r i g ht . E v e r y go o d Christian has to see the Jesus Cow immediately. (It is Billy’s idea to call the male calf a cow. A Jesus Bull would sound bad to the congregation at Swivel’s Church of the
Roaring Lamb.) Harley is not quite ready to host a mob. No matter. The news is out now and he was swamped with the pious and the curious. Holly wood knows how to put a show together, and, by golly, it did. It works! The townspeople of Swivel are promptly overwhelmed by hungry tourists, a lack of parking spaces, and overnight accommodations. The Ladies of the Roaring Lamb bake cookies and dust their extra bedrooms, and money pours in. Angry tourists bump each other’s cars, and each other, to find open parking spaces and open rooms. The cops are overwhelmed. Harley is getting rich. Very rich, and very fast. Guess what comes next... Too good to last? You betcha! There are some comic and poignant disasters. Harley and Billy come out of it all a little worse for wear, but there is a soothing twist to the final outcome. I don’t think this one will ever become a classic, but it will please most re ader s. Wel l, maybe not earnest Norwegian farmers from Wisconsin... Anne Stinson began her career in the 1950s as a freelancer for the now defunct Baltimore News-American, then later for Chesapeake Publishing, the Baltimore Sun and Maryland Public Television’s panel show, Maryland Newsrap. 169
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Cat Scratch Fever by Cliff Rhys James
“Cat scratch fever.” That’s what the doctor said when I described how I’d received the lacerations on my left palm. “After we sew you up, I’ll give you a shot to protect against it,” he continued. “Are you serious?” I asked while studying him from my position on the edge of the examination table. “About sewing up these lacerations? Of course. I’m very serious.” He looked up from examining my hand. “Four to six stitches should do it.” “No, I mean about cat scratch fever; there really is such a thing?” “Absolutely. Cats’ claws can carry infectious bacteria, and your cuts are deep. I’ll numb the area with a couple of shots.” I laug he d.” Ma n, a nd here I thought cat scratch fever was just a figment of Ted Nugent’s imagination.” “Who?” “Ted Nugent, you know, the Motor City madman, Terrible Teddy the gonzo guitarist. You never heard of him?” “No, I don’t think…oh…wait a minute…yeah,” a sudden look of recognition crossed the doctor’s face. “Years ago he used to swing across stage on
a rope wearing nothing but a loin cloth. Skinny, long hair, looked kinda like a young Jesus Christ.” I laughed again. “You got it, that’s him.” I hadn’t thought about it before, but he was right. Younger Ted Nugent did look like Jesus. “He had a song named Cat Scratch Fever back in the seventies.” “Okay, now I get it,” he said. “Come over here.” He walked across the room. “Let’s clean out that wound.” I slipped down from the edge of the table and followed him to the sink, where he washed my bloody hand and prepared to pour on a strong-smelling astringent. “This stuff will sting like hell,” he said. He wa s r ig ht aga in. Ted Nugent, circa 1976 did look like Jesus
Cat Scratch Fever Christ… and that stuff stung like hell. “What kind of cat did this?” “Maddy, our pet cat. We picked her up at the animal shelter seven years ago. She has all her shots.” “Okay. Why did she scratch you?” “ You rea l ly wa nt to hea r t he story?” I asked him. “Sure,” he said. “Tell me about it. It’ll help keep your mind off syringes, needles and sutures.” That sunny Saturday morning had begun like many before it in our one-story hilltop home in Southern California. Warm breezes sluiced through the open doors and windows. Samantha, our twenty-oneyear-old daughter and Pepperdine graduate student, was relaxing in the family room recliner watching TV while juggling a bowl of cereal. My wife, Donna, was cleaning up the kitchen after our late breakfast, and I was in my home office at the other end of the house finishing off some business e-mails. The comforting sounds of lawn mowers cutting, trimmers trim-
ming, leaf blowers blow ing and kids already splashing in backyard pools drifted in on the dry gentle wind. And another sound, the rapidf ire ptptptptpt of rotating law n sprinklers struggling to keep Southern California’s well-manicured lawns alive and thick in the midst of yet another dry spell laid down a soothing soundtrack as rainbow mists arced between the greens and blues of lawn and sky. Rotating lawn sprinklers with that rapid-fire ptptptptpt; that’s what I half thought in a vague way as I keyed in the final word of the final e-mail. That’s what Samantha assumed as she laughed at whatever she was laughing at on TV. And that’s what half registered as background noise for Donna while walking down the hall toward the garage, car keys in hand. But the pedestrian ptptptpt of the summer morning sprinklers seemed to get closer and louder, insistently inserting itself, moving from background noise to focus of awareness… at least that’s what gradually occurred to Samantha. Her
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attention abruptly shifted away from the TV. And now it was louder still. She pivoted in her chair and spotted the coiled rattlesnake mere feet away. Tail raised, it rattled at our cat Maddy, who seemed hypnotized by the strange creature she looked down upon from her perch on a nearby table. Maddy could be fierce with rodents of all kinds and sizes, but the look of alarm flooding her eyes was something I hadn’t seen before. Samantha bolted down the hallway. “Snake!” she shrieked. “There’s a snake in the house!” I was already in motion, and we collided halfway down the hallway. “Where, where is it?” “In the family room,” she turned and pointed. “And it’s close to Maddy.” I sprinted past her and angled left into the family room just as I heard “Be careful, Dad, it’s a rattlesnake.” And it sure was ~ a big fat hissing rattlesnake, coiled up for action and ready to strike. It had slithered through the open family room door leading in from the backyard pool area. Maddy rose up on all fours, 173
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arched her back and for a sickening moment appeared ready to leap down upon the deadly intruder. “No, Maddy!” I yelled. I cautiously shuff led toward her while eyeing the snake, which remained tightly wrapped in its lethal coil behind the recliner. It was little more than six to eight feet away. I needed to approach Maddy quickly but in a non-threatening way; fast enough to grab and prevent her from jumping, but slowly enough to avoid spooking her into making that fatal plunge. Feline eyes agape, back arched and hind legs bent ready to spring, she hissed back at the snake. She was about to leap into the fangs of certain death when I somehow managed to grab her by the collar and hoist her into the air. Cats are control freaks, especially when it comes to their freedom of action when overpowering instincts propel them toward fight or flight. One hand on her collar, the other on the scruff of her neck, I swung Maddy through the air back toward my full embrace. But now, deep into a frantic full alarm mode, she
wanted none of it. She wanted free, and she certainly didn’t want me feeding her to the strange coiled creature on the floor beneath her, a fear that I’m certain shot through her panic-filled brain the instant she drew up her hind claws and tore into my left hand. Blood spurted from ripped-open flesh. I yelled out as she did it again but hung on long enough to spin around and fling her down the hall to safety. “Get me a towel, fast,” I bellowed to no one in particular. “And bring me a rake from the garage.” I didn’t dare let the snake out of my sight. Moments later Samantha popped her head around the corner and tossed me a white towel. I caught it and wrapped my bloody left hand as I watched the snake watch me. An instant later someone handed me a gardening rake. I glanced over. It was Donna. She had heard Samantha’s first scream when about to start the car and was now back in the house with an ashen look on her face. She leaned in enough to catch a glimpse of the snake, screamed and backed away. Then she spotted the bloodsoaked towel wrapped over my left hand. “Oh, my God, the snake bit you.” I shook my head. “No,” I muttered. I pushed the rake teeth toward the snake. “Maddy clawed me. Keep her away.” The snake partially uncoiled and retreated in that distinctive sideways slide with each jab of the rake.
“I’m calling animal control,” Samantha yelled. She darted into her bedroom to retrieve her cell phone. Animal control? Was this something the State of California responded to? And if so, what would they do? It didn’t matter. This snake was leaving my house, dead or alive. And once I got it outside, if still alive, I’d have to kill it. I couldn’t let a fully grown, venemous as hell rattlesnake slither away into a neighborhood of adults, children and pets. “Get me a shovel,” I yelled. I now had the hissing, rattling snake back across the family room floor toward the open sliding door. “What are you going to do?” My wife’s voice was filled with alarm. “Just get me the shovel,” I barked. “And keep Lucy in the bedroom.” Somehow or other, Lucy, our fifteenpound Shih Tzu, hadn’t yet become embroiled in all the action. “She’s still in the car,” Donna yelled back while heading for the garage. “I was taking her to the vet for her shots.” Thank God, I thought. “Good, leave her there.” The last thing I needed was our wild-eyed Shih Tzu going berserk over a rattlesnake near her favorite nap spot in the family room. Something at last was going right. “Make sure the car windows are down so she can breathe,” I added. “They’re on their way,” Samantha hollered from down the hall. “Animal Control will be here in less than five 175
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Cat Scratch Fever minutes. I told them we had a rattlesnake in the house.” I continued shoving the snake across the door sill until it was half in and half out of the house. One more push with the rake and there…that did it. The snake slithered outside into the backyard grass toward the pool. What would Animal Control do when they arrived? Was the western rattlesnake a protected species? Would they somehow capture the snake and transport it out to the desert for release into its habitat? They’d better get here fast, I thought, because protected species or not, I could not and would not let the snake escape to threaten a neighbor, his child or pet. “Where’s that shovel?” I yelled back over my shoulder. “Here, here it is.” My wife handed me the shovel as I tossed the rake aside. The snake slithered away a few more feet, then confronted me once again in full rattle, coiled up strike position. To hell with Animal Control, I thought. I’m ending this right now. I raised the shovel blade above the snake like a guillotine. I figured one maybe two well- placed thrusts would sever the head from the body. “I’ll take it from here, sir.” I stole a quick backward glance over my shoulder. It was the Animal Control lady striding up behind me carrying a brown burlap bag and a shovel of her own. “If that bloody towel around your hand is from a rattler bite, you
need to leave for the hospital right now. A nd I mean right now. I’ll handle this.” “No, my cat clawed me.” I responded “You’re having one hell of a Saturday morning, aren’t you?” She laughed trying to ease the tension. I lowered the shovel blade and stepped aside. “I was just holding it here until you arrived,” I lied. “I figured these things are a protected species and that all necessary means must be employed within reason to avoid harming them - right?” “Kind of,” she said. “What are you going to do with that shovel?” I asked. “Cut its head off.” It was a short matter-of-fact declarative sentence, and it surprised the hell out of me. I had half expected a lecture from a state government employee on the protected species act. “Kill it?” I asked a bit too incredulously. “Yes, sir, but I’ll need permission to bury the head on your property,” she said. We’ll take away the body of the snake, but not the head because it can still bite for up to four hours. I once had a severed snake head bite three hours later, so we figure four hours is about it.” “You’re kidding?” “Nope. I’m serious. Do you have a dog?” she asked. “Yeah, Lucy, a Shih Tzu, but she’s safe in the car in the garage. Why?” “We need to bury the head so she
Cat Scratch Fever doesn’t dig it up, at least not for a day or two.” Now please step back and let me do this. And she did - kill the snake, that is. She guillotined it cleanly like an expert executioner with one plunge of her shovel blade. Then she buried the head in a twelveinch-deep hole next to one of the Eugenia plants in front of the wrought iron fence on our rear property line. Remembering her warning, I placed a flat stepping stone over the area to prevent Lucy, or anyone else, for that matter, from digging up the snake head. She shoveled the snake’s body into the bag and started for the fence gate to leave. By now, the towel wrapped around my left hand was redder than it was white. “You’d better get that looked at,” she cautioned. “We’ll dispose of the body and file a report and that should do it. Keep your doors closed. As the temperatures rise snakes look for cool spots like family rooms. You’re lucky. That was a fully grown adult. One good bite from that guy would have probably
killed your cat or dog, maybe even your daughter – who knows?” “Thanks for your help,” I said. “C’mon,” my wife said. “Let’s get you to urgent care.” I wrapped a clean towel around my hand and headed for the car. Passing the kitchen, I saw that Maddy had instinctively retreated to high ground ~ atop the upper kitchen cabinets ~ and that Samantha was once more ensconced in the recliner watching TV. “Good job calling Animal Control, Sammy,” I said as I walked past. I hit the garage door opener, my wife turned the ignition key and as I slid into the passenger’s seat I noticed Lucy looking up at me. “Looks like we’re both getting our shots today, girl, “I said. Cliff James and his wife have been Easton residents since September 2009. Af ter winding down hi s bu siness career out west, they decided to return to familial roots in the Mid-Atlantic area and to finally get serious about their twin passions: writing and art.
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Daily Meeting: Al-Anon. For meeting times and locations, visit EasternShoreMD-alanon.org. Every Thurs.-Sat. Amish Country Farmer’s Market in Easton. An indoor market offering fresh produce, meats, dairy products, furniture and more. 101 Marlboro Ave. For more info. tel: 410-822-8989. Thru Oct. 11 Exhibition: Japa-
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October Calendar Thru Nov. 8 Exhibition: John Rupp er t ~ Grounde d at t he Academy Art Museum, Easton. Sculptor John Ruppert’s recent work on display at the Museum includes elegant shapes he forms from chain-link fabric and cast metals. (Exhibition closed Oct. 12-19). For more info. tel: 410822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
Th r u Nov. 8 E x hibition: Ken Schiano ~ Intuited Geometries at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. As a painter formally t ra ined as an architec t, Ken Schiano’s skills as an artist are largely self-taught. (Exhibition closed Oct. 12-19). Curator-led tour on Oct. 21 at noon. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. Thru Nov. 20 Exhibit: The Un-
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October Calendar old s a nd Jo a n Mac h i nc h ic k at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (no class Oct. 15). $235 members, $265 non-members ($30 materials fee payable to instructors). For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 1-Dec. 17 Class: Beginning Conversational English at the Talbot County Free Librar y, Easton. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (No class on Oct. 15). A program to help adults new to the English language. This program is for adult beginners. No reading required. Dropins welcome. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 2 Monthly Coffee & Critique with Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to noon. $10 per person. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 2 First Friday in downtown Easton. Art galleries offer new shows and have many of their artists present throughout the evening. Tour the galleries, sip a drink and explore the fine talents of local artists. 2 Karaoke Happy Hour at Laytonâ€™s
Chance Vineyard, Vienna. 6 to 10 p.m. Singing, dancing and good times! Bring your dinner and snacks to complete the night. Wine available at the bar. For more info. tel: 410-228-1205 or visit laytonschance.com. 2 Dorchester Sw ingers Square Dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Maple Elementary School, Egypt Rd., Cambridge. Refreshments provided. For more info. tel: 410-221-1978. 2 Concert: Jeanne Jolly in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. $25. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 2,6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30 Free Blood Pressure Screening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester in Cambr idge. Screenings done in the lobby by DGH Auxiliary members. Tuesdays and Fridays. For more info. tel: 410-228-5511. 2,9,16,23,30 Meeting: Fr iday Morning Artists at Dennyâ€™s in Easton. 8 a.m. All disciplines welcome. Free. For more info. tel: 443-955-2490. 2,9,16,23,30 Meeting: Vets Helping Vets at the Hurlock American Legion #243. 9 a.m. Informa-
October Calendar tional meeting to help vets find services. For more info. tel: 410943-8205 after 4 p.m. 2,9,16,23,30 Bingo! every Friday night at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department on Creamery Lane, Easton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-4848. 2,9,16,23,30 Meeting: Al-Anon at Minette Dick Hall, Hambrooks, Blvd., Cambridge. 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-228-6958. 2-Nov. 20 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Great Decisions Disc u s sion P rog ra m w it h Peter Thatcher on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941. 3
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3 Hurlock Fa l l Fest iva l in t he vicinity of the train station in Hu rlo c k . Vendor s, a r t i s a n s, crafters, parade and train rides aboard the “Hurlock Express.”
For more info. visit hurlock-md. gov/Events.html. 3 First Sat urday g uided wa lk. 10 a.m. at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Free for members, $5 admission for non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 3 Native Seed Collection and PostHa r vest Ha nd ling at Ad k ins Arboretum, Ridgely. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discover the basics of collecting, processing, storing, and preparing seeds for propagation with horticulturist Leslie Hunter Cario. $35. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 3 St. Michaels FaithFest at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, St. Michaels. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fa mily f un for a ll ages w it h blessing of the animals, teen music venue, children’s activities, gospel and contemporary music and food. Free. For more info. visit stmichaelsfaithfest.org. 3 The Met: Live in HD with Il Trovatore by Verdi at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 3 Lincoln Lives! at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Dr. Duke Thompson br ings L incoln to
life as he shares his trials and tribulations, and finds solace at the piano, playing music of the Civil War. $75 per person includes drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 3 Concert: Striking Matches at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. $20. For more info. tel: 410-8227299 or visit avalonfoundation. org. 3 Comedian Mike Finazzo in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. $20. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org.
3-4 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and Maritime Model Expo at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. One of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraf t. Hundreds of a mateur a nd professiona l boatbuilders/model boatbuilders from all over the region to dis-
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October Calendar play their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft, along with a variety of maritime models. Free for Museum members and children five and under, otherwise admission is good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibitions open throughout the event. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org/mascf. 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31 Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 and ask to speak with someone in the boatyard. 3,10,17,24,31 Easton’s Farmer’s Ma rket held e ver y Sat u rd ay until Christmas from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the town parking lot on N. Ha r r ison St reet. O ver 20 vendors. Live music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Easton Farmer’s Market is the work of the Avalon Foundation. For more info. tel: 410-253-9151 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 3,10,17,24,31 St. Michaels FRESHFARM Market from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, orchids, eggs and honey. Events and activities throughout the season. For more info. e-mail StMichaels@freshfarmmarkets.org. 3,10,17,24,31 Historic High Street Walking Tour ~ Experience the beauty and hear the folklore of Cambridge’s High Street. Onehour walking tours are sponsored by the non-prof it West End Citizens Association and are accompanied by Colonial-garbed docents. 11 a.m. Fee. For more info. tel: 410-901-1000. 4,25 Pork in the Patch Breakfast at Emily’s Produce in Cambridge. 8 to 10 a.m. Pancakes with apple topping, bacon and juice. For more info. tel: 443-521-0789 or visit emilysproduce.com. 4 Apple Festival at Emily’s Produce in Ca mbr idge. Apple d ishes, cake walk, canning class, kids’ activities and more. For more info. tel: 443-521-0789 or visit emilysproduce.com. 4 China’s National Day Cooking Class at Two if by Sea Restaurant, Tilghman. 4 to 6 p.m. Watch and taste as celebrity chef Henry Miller prepares a 7-course meal. $35 includes food and beverage. For
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October Calendar more info. tel: 410-886-2447 or visit twoifbysearestaurant.com. 4-25 Exhibit: 2015 Audubon Photography Awards on display at Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton. The winning photos were published in the May-June 2015 issue of Audubon magazine. For more info. tel: 410-822-4903 or visit pickeringcreek.audubon. org. 5 Seasonal Zentangle with Susan Green at the Choptank Electric Cooperative, St. Michaels. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create abstract images by drawing structured patterns that exist in nature. For more info. visit smartleague.org. 5 Brown Bag Lunch at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. Guest Spea ker: Joa n Maloof, author of Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest. Maloof offers a collection of essays on old-growth forests. Noon. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 5 Meeting: Tidewater Camera Club. 7 to 9 p.m. in the Talbot County Community Center’s Wye Oak Room, Easton. Steve Dembo will present “From the Sidewalk,” a
discussion of the many possibilities of “street” photography. For more info. visit tidewatercamerclub.org. 5 Meeting: Live Playwrights’ Society at the Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown. 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more info. visit liveplaywrightssociety.org. 5 or 7 Field Trip for Grown-Ups at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. F TGU are designed to allow adults to experience a Museum exhibition in a new ha nd s - on w ay: L o ok , t h i n k , share, discuss and create! A FTGU consists of an informal tour/chat about the exhibition(s)
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October Calendar on view and the opportunity to work on a related art project. Mon. from 6 to 8 p.m. or Wed. from 2 to 4 p.m. $10. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 5-7 Christ Church Parish Hall, St. Michaels will accept donations of gently used fall/winter clothing and household items. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info. tel: 410745-9076. 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28 Free Blood Pressure Screening from 9 a.m. to noon at University of Maryla nd Shore Reg iona l He a lt h Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Easton. For more info. tel: 410820-7778. 5,12,19,26 Meeting: Overeaters Anonymous at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. For more info. visit oa.org. 5,12,19,26 Monday Night Trivia at the Market Street Public House, Denton. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join host Norm Amorose for a funfilled evening. For more info. tel: 410-479-4720. 5 ,19, 26 Ac ademy for L ifelong Learning: True Stories, Well Told with Glory Aiken at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
St. Michaels. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For enrollment details tel: 410745-4941. 6 Meeting: Breast Feeding Support Group from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000 or visit shorehealth.org. 6 Concert: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 6,20 Grief Support Group at the D or c he s ter C ou nt y L i br a r y, Cambridge. 6 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-978-0218. 6-Nov. 10 Class: Head Drawing Fundamentals with Patrick Meehan at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $210 members, $240 non-members (plus modeling fee). For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 6-Nov. 10 Class: Head Painting with Patrick Meehan at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. $200 members, $230 non-members (plus modeling fee). For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
October Calendar 6-Dec. 8 Story Time at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 7 Nature as Muse at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy writing as a way of exploring nature. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 7 Reik i Sha re at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 7 Meeting: Nar-Anon at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Cambridge. 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 1-800 -477- 6291 or v isit naranon.org. 7,1 4 , 21 Ac ademy for L i felong Learning: How to Publish and Market a Book in the 21st Century with Mary-Eileen Russell (AK A Elana Maria Vidal) and Alexandra Hamlet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410745-4941. 7,14,21 Class: HDT V ~ Movies
and Music Using Your Smar t Phone with Scott Kane at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 6 to 8 p.m. $70 members, $100 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 7,14,21,28 Meeting: Wednesday Morning Artists. 8 a.m. at Creek Deli in Cambridge. No cost. All disciplines and skill levels welcome. For more info. visit Facebook or tel: 410-463-0148. 7,14,21,28 Social Time for Seniors at the St. Michaels Community Center, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073. 7,14,21,28 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Composing a Spiritual Life for Elders with George Merrill at the Trinity Cathedral in Easton. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For enrollment details tel: 410745-4941. 7,14,21,28 Oxford Farmerâ€™s Market - Get local produce, flowers, baked goods and more. Every Wednesday afternoon, a small farmerâ€™s market is set up right in front of the Oxford Community Center. 3:30 to 5 p.m. 7,14,28 Story Time at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. For children 5 and under accompanied by an
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October Calendar adult. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 7-Nov. 4 Class: Painting w it h Photoshop with Chris Pittman at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. $165 members, $195 nonmembers. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 8 Soup Day at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy homemade soup, biscuits, dessert and bever a ge for $3 .50. C a r r y- out s available. For more info. tel: 410-228-5773. 8 Pressed Botanicals Workshop at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 1 to 3 p.m. Press and preserve nature to enjoy as framed art or to begin your personal herbarium. Join staff horticulturist Joanne Healey for a hands-on demonstration of pressing fresh plants and mounting dried material. $15. For more info. tel: 410-6342847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.
take in the vivid fall colors as you meander the creek. Canoes, PFDs, and paddles provided. Children must be at least 13 or older. Spaces limited. 5 to 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-4903 or visit pickeringcreek.audubon.org. 8-Nov. 14 Dorchester County Community Photography and Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge. The show is judged and each photographer may enter up to three works. For more info. tel: 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org. 9 Grand Reopening of the Museum and Galleries of the Talbot Historical Society in Easton. 5 to 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served in the gardens. For more info. visit hstc.org. 9-10 Fall Rummage Sale at Christ Church, St. Michaels. Fr iday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Offering incredible bargains on furniture, kitchenware, linens, fall/winter clothing and more. For more info. tel: 410-745-9076.
10 Caroline County Bird Club’s Second Annual Big Sit at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Bring your binoculars and scopes to help Caroline County Bird Club tally the Arboretum’s birds. Meet anytime between dawn and dusk 198
8 Explore beautiful Pickering Creek at dusk on this guided canoe paddle at the Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton. Watch local night life come alive and
prepared to count as many bird species as can be seen or heard from the wetland overlook. The Club has pledged $1 per bird to the A rboretum; additional pledges and help with the count are welcome! The Big Sit is free and open to all. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 10 Women Supporting Women’s Walk for Awareness at Winterplace Park, Salisbury. 8:30 a.m. registration. Women Supporting Women is a grass-roots local non-profit organization which was founded in 1993 to help women through their journey w ith breast cancer. For more info. tel: 410-548-7880 or visit womensupportingwomen.org. 10 Spat Dash 5K at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (Horn Point Lab), Cambridge. The race course is over mixed terrain. Enjoy beautiful woods and scenic views of the Choptank R iver. Walkers
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7 t h a n nu a l P ic k e t Fe nc e s Around Oxford from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center. Large fences will be auctioned off and small fences will be sold by a silent auction. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the charity of the artist’s choice. Free. For more info. tel: 410-7459023 or visit oxfordcc.org.
Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 pm. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 10-11 6th annual Food & Wine Festival at Simpatico in St. Michaels. Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Tastings of over 50 Italian wines, Limoncello, Bellinis, “Made in Italy” food and artisan cheeses. Enjoy food demonstrations and tastings from local chefs, live Italian music. $25/adult, $10 designated driver, kids free, covers all tastings, food and activities. For more info. tel: 410-745-0345 or visit simpaticostmichaels.com. 10,17,24,31 Skipjack Sail aboard the Nathan of Dorchester from 1 to 3 p.m. from Long Wharf, Cambridge. Adults $30, children 6-12 $10. Reservations online at skipjack-nathan.org or tel: 410228-7141.
10 Second Saturday and Art Walk in Historic Downtown Cambridge on Race, Poplar, Muir and High streets. Shops will be open late. Galleries will be opening new shows and holding receptions. Restaurants w ill feature live music. 5 to 9 p.m. For more info. visit cambridgemainstreet.com.
10,24 Country Church Breakfast at Faith Chapel & Trappe United Methodist churches in Wesley Ha l l, Trappe. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. TUMC is also the home of “Martha’s Closet” Yard Sale and C om mu n it y O ut re ach Store, open during the breakfast and every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
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October Calendar to 11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit the Oxford Volunteer Fire Services. $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. For more info. tel: 410226-5110. 11 Harvest Hoedown at Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Easton. Celebrate fall at this yearâ€™s Harvest Hoedown, featuring music on two stages, unique craftspeople, nature walks, wildlife exhibits, hay wagon rides, boat rides and entertaining children and adult activities. Food available. $10 per car. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-4903 or visit pickeringcreek.audubon. org. 11 Tastes of Tilghman ~ the culture and foods of Tilghman Island at Black Walnut Point, Tilghman. 4 to 7 p.m. There will be food, wine, beer, stories of the history and culture of the Tilghman Island watermen, and music by Shelley Abbott. $45 per person or $80 per couple. All proceeds benef it the Tilghman Watermenâ€™s Museum. For more info. tel: 410 - 886 -2930 or e -ma i l email@example.com. 13 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Field trip to Poplar Island from 9 a.m. to noon. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941.
13 Flute Circle at Justamere Trading Post, St. Michaels. 6 p.m. Come and enjoy the native flute. Learn to play, or just listen. Free. For more info. tel: 410-745-2227. 13,20,27 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Renewable Energ y and What It Can Do For You with Ryk Lesser from 10 to 11:30 a .m. at t he Che s ap e a ke Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410745-4941. 13,27 Buddhist Study Group at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living, Easton. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 13,27 Meeting: Tidewater Stamp Club at the Mayor and Council Building, Easton. 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1371. 13-Nov. 10 Academy for Lifelong L ear ning: A ngelheaded Hip sters ~ The Writers of the Beat Generation with John Ford and Kate Livie. Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410745-4941. 14 Meeting: Talbot Optimist Club at the Washington Street Pub, Easton. 6:30 p.m. For more
i n fo. e -ma i l r vanemburgh@ leinc.com. 14,28 Chess Club from 1 to 3 p.m. at the St. Michaels Community Center. Players gather for friendly competition and instruction. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073. 14,28 Meeting: Choptank Writers Group from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at t he Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge. Everyone interested in writing is invited to participate. For more info. tel: 443-521-0039. 14-Nov. 4,18 Discover Your World at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. Wednesdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Books, art and science for children 3 and up accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 15 Meeting: Stroke Survivors Support Group at Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care, Cambridge. 1 to 2 p.m. For more info. tel:
410-228-0190. 15 Reception and celebration in honor of the Talbot Librar yâ€™s 90th anniversary at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 4 to 6 p.m. Music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings, refreshments. This is a kick-off event in a year-long series of programs. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 15 Third Thursday in downtown Denton from 5 to 7 p.m. Shop for one-of-a-kind floral arrangements, gifts and home decor, dine out on a porch with views of the Choptank River, or enjoy a stroll around town as businesses extend their hours. For more info. tel: 410-479-0655. 15 Mid-Shore Pro Bono Awards Reception. Cocktail reception, 5:30 p.m., followed by awards ceremony. The Milestone, Easton. Celebrate ten years of service and honor those who made it possible. $35 per person. Register by Oct. 2. For more info. tel: 410-
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October Calendar 690-8128 or e-mail sabrown@ midshoreprobono.org. 15,22 Workshop: Pomegranate in Watercolor with Kelly Sverduk at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. $125. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will receive detailed instruction to turn a graphite drawing into a finished botanical portrait. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum. org. 16 Soup Day at the St. Michaels Community Center. Serving up three delicious soups for lunch. Each bowl of soup comes with a dinner roll and soft drink. Eat in or take out. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073. 16 Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Dorchester County Public Library. 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. For more info. tel: 410-690-8128. 16 Library Red (& White) fundraiser by the Friends of the Queen Anneâ€™s County Library from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cascia Vineyards Tasting Room in Stevensville. Registration includes one glass of Cascia wine and elegant finger foods. $40 Friends member, $45 non-Friends, $75 couple, $50 per person at the door. For more info.
v isit qaclibrary.org/connectwith-us/support/friends-of-thelibrary/. 16 Festival of Trees Fashion Show at The Milestone in Easton. 6 to 10 p.m. Experience the latest fashions from local boutiques and enjoy a plated dinner with good friends, all in support of Hospice! Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or visit talbothospice.org. 16 Concert: Ricochet in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 pm. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 16-18 Academy Art Museum Craft Show ~ Blow n Aw ay at t he Academy Art Museum, Easton. Three featured artists, chosen by the Craft Show Committee, w ill illustrate the breadth of glass artistry. The October 16 Preview Party is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the Preview Party are $100 per person and can be purchased at the Museum. The show on Saturday starts at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10/$12 (member and non-member rates) and will be on sale at the door. For more info. tel: 410-822-2787 or visit academyartmuseum.org.
16,23,30 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Improving Your Photographs Through an Understanding of Composition with Norm Bell. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oxford Community Center. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941. 17 Tilghman Island Day featuring live music, fresh seafood, boat docking contest and races. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info. visit tilghmanmd.com/tilghmanday. 17 Soup â€™n Walk at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about t he mea lâ€™s nut r it iona l
va lue. C opie s of re c ipe s a re prov ided. For more info. tel: 410 - 634-2847, ext. 0 or v isit adkinsarboretum.org. 17 Crab cake and oyster fritter sandwich sale at the Salvation Army in Cambridge. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sandwiches are $6 each, drinks available. For more info. tel: 410-228-2442. 17 Family Unplugged Games for all ages at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 17 The Met: Live in HD with Otello
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by Verdi at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 17 Concert: Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 18 Critter Release at The Oyster House at Phillips Wharf, Tilghman. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help us release our collection of rescued fish, turtles, horseshoe crabs and other Bay natives that prefer spending their winter in the Bay to the tanks where they have been healing or growing up over the summer. For more info. tel: 410-886-9200 or visit pwec.org. 18 Concert: Leo Kottke at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 19 Stitching Time at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 3 to 5 p.m. Bring projects in progress ~ sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, e tc . L i m ite d i n s t r uc t ion for beginners. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 19 Fall Family Crafts at the Talbot
19 NASA Aerospace Engineer Russell Werneth to present Hubble Space Telescope program at 6 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. Werneth, famous for hav ing successfully overseen a ll f ive E VA a st ro naut space walks to service the Hubble telescope, w ill give a presentation on NASAâ€™s mission. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 19 Library Book Group discusses Barbara Kingsolverâ€™s Flight Behavior at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 19-Nov. 9 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Social Capital on the Shore ~ C om mu nit ie s L ooking After Their Own from Poor Houses with Phil Hesser. Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941. 19 -Nov. 11 E x h ibit: Up Close ~ W W II Through the Len s of Norman Harrington at the
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L ear ning: A mer ic a at War ~ A Newspaper History of Wars Fought in America, 1492-2003. Mondays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941. 21 Arts Express Bus Trip to view the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., with the Academy A r t Mu seu m. $65 memb er s, $90 non-members. Fee includes transportation, admission and tour. For more info. tel: 410-822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
Oxford Community Center, presented by the Oxford Museum. An extraordinary exhibit of 50 never-before-seen photographs from World War II shot by the late Norman Harrington, including images from Adolf Hitler’s personal collection. Presented in partnership with the Oxford C om mu n it y C e nte r a nd t he Tred Avon Players, the exhibit opens with a special talk by Harrington’s daughter. For specific times and more info. tel: 410226-0191. 19-Nov. 16 Academy for Lifelong
21 Meeting: Dorchester Caregivers Support Group from 3 to 4 p.m. at Pleasant Day Adult Medical Day Care, Cambridge. For more info. tel: 410-228-0190. 21 Library Book Group discusses Ivan Doig’s Whistling Season at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 21,28, Nov. 4,18 Class: The Next Step - Oil Paintings for New or Returning Painters with Diane DuBois Mullaly at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $165 members, $195 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
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October Calendar 21, 28, Nov. 4 Cla s s: How to Tame Your Camera ~ Beg inning Photography w ith Sahm Doherty-Sefton at the Academy A r t Museum, Ea ston. 6 to 8 p.m. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 22 Indoor Craf t and Yard Sale sponsored by Caroline County 4-H at the Caroline County 4-H Park, Denton. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All vendors are welcome. Food will be available for purchase. A ll proceeds benefit Caroline County 4-H. For more info. tel: 410-714-0807. 22-25, 30-Nov. 1,6-7 Play: Tred Avon Players present Lives Interrupted at the Oxford Community Center. This acclaimed musical revue is a gloriously reminiscent tribute to the families and participants in World War II. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays
at 2 p.m. and Thrifty Thursday, October 22, at 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-226-0061 or visit tredavonplayers.org. 23 Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series presents Francine Houben on People, Place, Purpose, Highprof ile Designs in The Netherlands and Elsewhere at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 6 p.m. For more info. tel: 410822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 23 Concert: Claude Bourbon in the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 23-24 Annual Book Sale at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 24 St. Michaels Museum Frederick Douglass Walking Tour ~ “Frederick Douglass, a slave, in
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St. Michaels 1833-36” will give a more detailed view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and probably the most important African American abolitionist in the Civil War era. 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-745-9561 or visit stmichaelsmuseum.org. 24 Fine Dining on the Farm at Emily’s Produce in Cambridge. Chef Patrick Fanning will prepare a 4-course meal made from local farm fresh ingredients. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-521-0789 or visit emilysproduce.com. 24 Concert: Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 24 Concert: Annabelle’s Curse in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 2 4-25 ,31-Nov. 1 16t h a n nua l Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour throughout Kent and Queen A nne’s counties. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This free, self-guided tour features over 50 artists ~ many nationally known. For more info. tel: 410-778-0416
24-March 6 Exhibition: Robert Rauschenberg ~ Kyoto, Sri Lanka, and Thai Drawings at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. As one of America’s most iconic 2oth century artists, Rauschenberg was a painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the Pop Art movement. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 25 One-Hour Skipjack Sail aboard the Nathan of Dorchester from 1 to 2 p.m. from Long Wharf, Cambridge. Adults $15, children 6-12 $7. Reservations online at skipjack-nathan.org or tel: 410228-7141. 25 Gallery Concert Series - Beau Soir Ensemble at the Contemporary Tapestry Weaving Studio and Gallery in Royal Oak. 5 p.m. The ensemble is dedicated to the per formance of standard and contemporary repertoire, spanning a variety of musical genres. For more info. visit carpediemarts.org. 26 Workshop: Color Monday! - The Color Under the Color with Diane DuBois Mullaly at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $65 members, $95 nonmembers. For more info. tel:
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seums For and Why Should We Care? with Kristen Greenaway. 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. For enrollment details tel: 410-745-4941.
410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 26 Family Movie: Ocean at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. For ages 6 and older. 3:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 27 Halloween Crafts at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, Easton from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For children of all ages. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 27 Meeting: Breast Cancer Support Group at UM Regional Breast Center, Easton. 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411. 27 Meeting: Women Supporting Women, lo c a l bre a st c a nc er support group, meets at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-463-0946. 28, Nov. 4 Class: Organizing, Storing and Sharing Photos with Your Smart Phone with Scott Kane. 6 to 8 p.m. $45 members, $75 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 29 Academy for Lifelong Learning: Conversation ~ What Are Mu-
29 The Divas â€™n the Details: Stories and Music of Seven Opera Stars at 6:30 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. In celebration of National Opera Week, Susan Jones will introduce seven scintillating opera stars w ith verse and clarinet music. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 30 Concert: Eastport Oyster Boys in the Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Easton. 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 30,1 T he E a s ton Chor a l A r t s Society, under the direction of Maestro Wes Lockfaw, presents Haydnâ€™s The Creat ion at t he recently restored Christ Church in Easton. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-200-0498 or visit EastonChoralArts.org. 31 Saturdays en Plein Air! with Diane DuBois Mullaly at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free for Museum members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit
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