Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keeping an EYE on some good news hiding behind the headlines...



An 800-pound sea turtle caught in fishing 

gear off the coast in the Atlantic was freed

by a team of rescuers.

See video at link below:


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http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/808/Entangled-800-Pound-Sea-Turtle-Rescued-By-U-S-Coast-Guard-VIDEO-

Monday, August 18, 2014

Have a Happy New School Year!

Have a Happy School Year!

Be Prepared!  This is not just the motto of the Boy Scouts, it is good advice for all young people going to school next month.  In this spirit there are people in every community wishing students well for the fast approaching school year. 

In Pocomoke, The Cellular Connection, Worcester County Gold and the Pocomoke City Police Department have all gathered school supplies to help kids get ready for that much anticipated first day of school.  We all remember that day—the day when we planned ahead for the back to school clothes, made sure we had all we needed, tucked neatly into a back pack or book bag.  It’s the day when moms embarrass the kids by taking that annual first day of school picture!   It's coming soon kids, so do your best this year!
 Chief Kelvin Sewell & Gayle Waters greet the families while Officer McGlotten hands out the bags of school supplies.
 Cool glasses for this back to schooler!

 Michelle was helping get her children ready for the first day and a successful new school year.

Pretty in pink, Sydney has a big bag of school supplies to start the year right.

On Saturday, Officer McGlotten, Chief Kelvin Sewell and his assistant, Gayle Waters had bags of those most needed supplies, as described in specific lists from the Pocomoke school teachers of grades Pre-K – 8.    More than 80 kids and their families came to get a gift of supplies to prepare them for another successful school year.   Through this and other community policing events, the Pocomoke City Police officers enjoy getting to know the kids of our community!

Burgers, fries and sodas were served  and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. 


LAUNCH RESCHEDULED



The scheduled launch of a Terrier-Lynx suborbital 

rocket for the Department of Defense this past 

weekend from Wallops was postponed and has been 

rescheduled.


See more at link below.

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http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=43755

Sunday, August 17, 2014

TIME MACHINE ... 2006, 1879, 1961, 1924, 1847, 1902

"Friendliest Town On The Eastern Shore."  Our tradition runs deep.  Excerpt from a letter to the editor from a visitor to Newtown, (former name of Pocomoke City) published in the Baltimore Sun, April 28,1847.

This place (Newtown) is a pretty snug little village, containing about 500 clever and hospitable inhabitants; is has good wide streets, quite clear of that "eye sore," known mostly over the Peninsula by the name of "deep sand"; the houses, though built of frame, are generally built substantially and with some discretion and taste; there are two neat, new, and quite handsome frame churches in it; as for the merchants of the place, suffice it to state that they are very clever and hospitable.  F. Mezick, Esq., the landlord with whom I stopped, and his very obliging and jolly assistant, are richly deserving of a passing notice, for the good treatment and the extension of the many civilities to "the stranger."


(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

December, 2006
The Index-Journal (Greenwood, S.C.)

(Excerpts)

Mid-Atlantic spaceport launches first rocket

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP)-  A rocket carrying two experimental satellites into orbit blasted off Saturday from the Virginia shore in the first launch from the Mid-Atlantic region's commercial spaceport, leaving a corkscrew exhaust trail against a pink-streaked sky just before sunrise.

The 69-foot Minotaur I rocket soared from the launch pad amid a white flame plume at exactly 7 a.m. as scheduled, after teams had spent the week resolving a glitch in software for one of the satellites which scrubbed a liftoff Monday.

"It's been a lot of work. It's been a long road but today we showed we could do it," said Billie Reed, director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, which built the launch pad on land leased from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. "We're in business for real."

About 80 invited guests at a viewing site about a mile from the launch pad cheered as they watched the rocket's trail, which looked like giant cigarette smoke rings.

The crowd cheered again seconds later as the first of four stages separated from the rocket, which then disappeared from view.

The remaining stages also separated successfully, as did the two satellites, said Air Force Col. Samuel McGraw, the mission director.

August, 1879
National Republican (Washington, D.C.)

(Excerpts)

DELIGHTS OF OCEAN CITY

Physical and Moral Recuperation

OCEAN CITY, MD., August 29, 1879,

To The Editor Of The National Republican:

Ocean City has only been opened up to the public three seasons, and yet it has already obtained an extensive reputation. It is undoubtedly the finest bathing point on the Atlantic coast. The entree to the sea is carpeted with fine sand, into which one's bare feet sink witlh more delightful sensations than velvet tapestry can convey, and the creamy waves roll in alluringly, inviting to the bath.

The season is closing, yet the cars are bringing strangers upon every incoming train. The Atlantic Hotel, the Ocean House and the Seaside have each their pleasant coterie of guests. The Ocean House is on the extreme southern point of the peninsula, and presents special attractions not enjoyed at the other hotels. It is delightfully located, with an unobstructed view in all directions, while an air of home-like freedom and seclusion invests it with peculiar charms. Mr. L. D. Lynch, the affable proprietor, was a Maryland planter, and the generous and hospitable characteristic of the Southern host are visible throughout the establishment. One can come here without being haunted by fashion-mongers, or compelled to air their finery the first week, and instead of beating out of their toes nightly the surplus vitality inhaled and absorbed during the day, they can quietly horizontalize themselves in this "cradle of the deep," and sink into the arms of Morpheus to the lullaby music of rolling waves. Ladies should pick their plainest and simplest clothing for the sea-slde; no other can possibly escape injury, and are simply a nuisance and impediment in donning the more desirable garments of healthful strength and painless nerves.

June, 1961
The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

(Excerpts)

Everything Under Control In West Berlin Declares Mayor, In Chat With Berlin, Md. Mayor

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP)-  The mayor of Berlin, Md., today assured mayor Willie Brandt of West Berlin, Germany, the people of the United States are ready to come to his aid at a moment's notice.

Mayor William Hudson, in a pre-arranged telephone conversation, told Brandt: "Your city is a great outpost of freedom and a wonderful beacon of inspiration for all the world. We want you to know that all of us in Berlin, Md., and in the United States, send our best wishes for your continued success as a symbol of true spirit of freedom."

Brandt replied: "You tell your people everything is under control. The people are quite confident here in Berlin in spite of a few difficulties which may be at hand.  I think we can rely upon our friends, as they can rely on us."  

The trans-Atlantic telephone call was made in the studios of radio station WDMV in Pocomoke City, Md., which originated the idea.  Curt White, manager of the station, said the call was made "from one Willie to another," and "from one Berlin to another," to assure Brandt the people of America were behind him. He said the conversation was taped and was being sent to the Voice Of America.

Mayor Hudson also invited mayor Brandt to visit his town on his next trip to the United States to enjoy the Delmarva Peninsula's hospitality and fishing.

Footnote: The era was during the height of the cold war with Soviet Premier Khrushechev threatening the takeover of West Berlin.  

September, 1924  (Time Machine archive)
Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.)

(Excerpt)

(Item reporting on tourists visiting in Crisfield)

...While they were attending services at the Methodist Church at Crisfield, Md., they were surprised to see President and Mrs. Coolidge enter the church, accompanied by Secretary Hughes. The congregation remained standing until the president's party had left the church, then hurried to the wharf to wave as they returned to the president's yacht, the Mayflower, that had quietly anchored in the harbor.

February, 1857
The Grand River Times (Grand River, Michigan)

In all parts of Virginia the people are busy harvesting ice, with the expectation that no supply will be needed from the north next summer. It has been uncommonly cold at the south this season.  The Snow Hill, Md., Shield says 25,000 bushels were housed there last week.

August, 1902
The Times (Washington, D.C.)

(Continuation of Tangier Island article from last week)

One of the noticeable peculiarities of the island is the absence of any very old looking houses, and from appearances one would say that there are no buildings that have been standing over fifty years, but upon a little inquiry we find that the island has been inhabited for more than 200 years, but as the buildings are all frame structures they have been remodeled, repainted, and enlarged as occasion required, so that with all of these changes the buildings have gone through, a state of evolution which makes them very nearly up to date so far as the prevailing style of architecture is concerned.

None of the houses Is supplied with a cellar, for the highest point of the island is only a little above high tlde level, and the inhabitants have learned to do without the luxury of a cellar. In fact, the only structures which are built to any extent underground is one cistern, and the hot water heating plant for the new Methodist Church, and the excavations for each of these structures will not exceed three feet.

Another strange feature of the island is the absence of any very old inhabitants. Whether the inhabitants, as they become old, have a fashion of moving to the mainland, or whether they have the faculty of always remaining young, I am unable to explain. One thing is certain, the citizen who reaches the age of seventy is considered to be very old, and is respected to a point almost approaching veneration on account of the supposed accumulation of worldly knowledge due to the advanced years. The island seems to be blessed with good health, and, in fact, the place Is rather too healthy to prove profitable for a physician. This seems to be due to the natural conditlons of the Island and the natural manner in which the inhabitants live.

(More of this article next Sunday)


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"Somewhere over
the rainbow
Bluebirds fly..."

Flying on for JMMB

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Keeping an EYE on some good news hiding behind the headlines...


Closing out a successful one-month stay at the International Space Station, a commercial Cygnus supply ship owned and operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., and launched from NASA's Wallops flight facility, departed the huge orbiting complex Friday.

For a view, and more, use link below.

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http://www.spaceflightnow.com/antares/orb2/140815departure/#.U--envldX94

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview.



2006.. Wallops' Mid-Atlantic spaceport launches first rocket; 1879.. Letter reflects on Ocean City after its first three seasons; 1961.. Berlin's mayor and mayor Willie Brandt of West Berlin, Germany connect on telephone; 1924.. U.S. President is surprise visitor at Crisfield church; 1847.. 25,000 bushels of it were reported to be stored at Snow Hill; what was it (a 3-letter word)?; and more from a 1902 article about Tangier Island.

Although you may not find all of these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye!  


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Keeping an EYE on some good news hiding behind the headlines...


Chemotherapy Game-Changer for Stage 4 Cancer..

Genetic Research Sparks Hope of Cancer Breakthrough.


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http://www.envita.com/cancer/finally-chemotherapy-game-changer-for-stage-cancer

Monday, August 11, 2014

ATTENTION RUSSELL BLAKE

YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THIS BS

WHY WAS PCPO INSIDE MY HOME WITHOUT A COURT ORDER?

(OFFICER MORGAN) HE SHOULD BE FIRED FROM THE POCOMOKE POLICE DEPT. IF YOU VALUE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. 

Hey chief sewll

ok...... took the tags off one of my vehicles because I could not afford the insurance ......the plan was to take the tags to MVA first thing in the AM but seams Pocomoke police have a different plan..... their plan is to fine me $210 because I removed the rear tag 10 hours before I planed on taking it to MVA....why? because a bitch cop named Morgan thought it appropriate....  upset because I know my constitutional rights he actually left a fine on my refrigerator LOL (stupid bitch) like I'm some fool. 

Pocomoke Police Officer Morgan

If Pocomoke Police dept. does not fire officer Morgan for entering my home illegally I will be looking for an Attorney that will bring a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the PPD and Pocomoke city 

Pocomoke police gone wild

did y'all know if you can't afford insurance on ALL your vehicles and that if you remove one license plate the night before you cancel your insurance in anticipation of returning plates the next morning that the pocomoke city police can enter your home and fine you $210.00 ? that's right enter your home, without a warrant, writ, or any other thing from a court entity.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

TIME MACHINE... 1899, 1996, 1939, 1887, circa 1649; 1902


"Friendliest Town On The Eastern Shore."  Our tradition runs deep.  Excerpt from a letter to the editor from a visitor to Newtown, (former name of Pocomoke City) published in the Baltimore Sun, April 28,1847.

This place (Newtown) is a pretty snug little village, containing about 500 clever and hospitable inhabitants; is has good wide streets, quite clear of that "eye sore," known mostly over the Peninsula by the name of "deep sand"; the houses, though built of frame, are generally built substantially and with some discretion and taste; there are two neat, new, and quite handsome frame churches in it; as for the merchants of the place, suffice it to state that they are very clever and hospitable.  F. Mezick, Esq., the landlord with whom I stopped, and his very obliging and jolly assistant, are richly deserving of a passing notice, for the good treatment and the extension of the many civilities to "the stranger."


(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives/historical archives material)

March, 1899
The Evening Times (Washington, D.C.)

Smallpox Abating

Pocomoke City, Md., March 7.-  Dr. John S. Fulton, secretary of the State Board of Health, who was here last week looking after the smallpox cases in Pocomoke City, says that the outbreak has been very well handled. The three cases in the isolation house are doing well. There are two houses of observation, one containing thirteen and the other nine inmates. The period of incubation is about passed and it is probable that there is no danger of more smallpox in Pocomoke City unless a new importation should occur. 

July, 1996
The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)

New Dress Code For Somerset Students

PRINCESS ANNE-  Students at two Somerset County high schools will be prohibited from wearing skimpy skirts and T-shirts to class this year under a new dress code.

School officials said the new dress code at Washington High and Crisfield High is meant to encourage learning and eliminate distractions.

Male students will be required to wear collared shirts and have their shirts tucked in at all times, while female students will be instructed to wear blouses tucked in their pants or skirts.  The skirts must come to at least 2 inches above the knee or longer.

Under the new dress code, students will be required to place their jackets in a locker if they wear them to school.  The goal is to keep students from carrying around contraband such as cigarettes to guns, school officials said.

Students who ignore the new rules won't be allowed to attend school until they are appropriately dressed, school officials said. 

July, 1939
Escanaba Daily Press (Escanaba, Michigan)

(Excerpt)

FED WAR ON DUCK 'LEGGERS

Biological Survey Men Made June Clean-Up On East Coast

Forty-two duck bootleggers, duck trappers and buyers were found guilty and many more await trial in Federal courts in Norfolk, Va., Baltimore, Md., and Wilmington, Del., after the Bureau of Biological Survey,  Department of Agriculture closed in on a concentrated drive to break up the illegal trapping and selling of wild ducks and geese on the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia.

"This isen’t the last of our drives,” says W. E. Crouch, chief of the U. S. game management agents. “We’re going to clean up all the sore spots in the country. The Federal government will prosecute not only duck bootleggers but the buyers as well, for both buyers and sellers are violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when they deal in wild ducks or geese.” The eastern shore was selected as an area in the nation-wide series of drives against duck bootleggers because it has been the source of supply for illicit traffic in migratory birds sold in certain restaurants, night spots, and private clubs in Norfolk, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

In this drive the Survey used its most expert agents, some operating boats others using airplanes or automobiles, and others entering the various towns and villages as undercover operators.

July, 1887 (Time Machine Archive) 
(The Daily News- Frederick, Md)

(Ad)

SCOTT'S OCEAN HOUSE

GREEN RUN BEACH, MD.

Will open for the season in 1887 on July 1st.  This hotel is situated about 100 feet from Chincoteague Bay and only a short distance from the Ocean, with a large shady lawn in front, it is an inviting and comfortable place during the entire day.  The table is always supplied with oysters, clams, fish, and every fresh and still water luxury.  Accommodations for 250 guests.

All parties of five or more will be met by our yacht and conveyed free of charge to the beach from either Ocean City, Public Landing, Stockton, Girdletree or Franklin City if we are notified.

Terms $7 per Week.  $1.50 per Day.

J.T. WATERS & W.T. SCOTT, Prop'rs.

P.O. Stockton, Md. 

Footnote:  Green Run Beach was located on Assateague Island about 20 miles south of where Ocean City came into existence in the mid 1870's.  The Ocean House began attracting visitors in 1865.  Ocean City's more convenient accesibility may have led to the eventual demise of Green Run Beach.

Circa 1649
(Maryland State Archives excerpt)

"A Law Of Maryland Concerning Religion."

"For as much as in a well-governed and Christian Commonwealth, Matters concerning religion and the Honour of God ought to be in the first place to be taken into serious consideration, and endeavered to be setteled. Be it therefore Ordained and Enacted by the Right Honourable Caecilius Lord Baron of Baltimore, absolute Lord and Proprietory of this Province, with the advice and concent of the Upper and Lower House of this General Assembly, That whatsoever person or persons within this Province and the islands thereunto belonging, shall from henceforth blaspheme G O D, that is curse him, or shall deny our Saviour J E S U S  C H R I S T  to be the only son of God, or shall deny the Holy Trinity, the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost, or the Godhead of any of the said Three Persons of the Trinity, or the unity of the Godhead, or should use or utter any reproachful speeches, words, or language, concerning the Holy Trinity, or any of the said Three Persons thereof, shall be punished with death, and confiscation and forfeiture of his or her Lands and Goods to the Lord Proprietary and his Heirs."   

August, 1902
The Times (Washington, D.C.)

(Continuation of Tangier Island article from last week)

And what finer sport is indulged in by boys in any section of the country than the wading and the swimming and jumping off from some of the anchored craft Into the soft oozy mud at low tide. No one who has seen the Tangier youngsters at play and noticed their- - mud be-spattered trousers, their torn straw hats, their bronzed and freckled faces, or has seen the skill and the facility with which boys of nine handle their boats around the island, need feel any pity for these boys, and the chance is that instead of pity there will come a sensation of envy and the wish for the return of days of boyhood.

I have said that Saturday night is the gala night of the island and this is due to the fact that this is the night of all the week when the male population of the Island Is at home. During the remainder of the week, from daybreak Monday morning until Saturday afternoon, the fishers and the crabbers are away from home, but on Saturday afternoon the boats may be seen sailing homeward, and at the landings crowds of children are waiting to greet the fathers who have been absent all the week, and this is pay day for the children and soon afterward they flock In swarms to the nearby stores to exchange their pennies for striped sticks of candy and animal crackers.

On Saturday afternoons and Sundays the anchoring places around the eastern side of the Island are well filled with the boats that have been absent during the week, and on shore the burden of conversation on Saturday afternoon relates to the catch of the week and the prices which different fishers or crabbers have received for their week's work.  At the present time, owing to the scarcity of crabs, good prices prevail and every soft shell crab means 3 cents to tho crabber, and boats are stationed about the crabbing grounds which are ready to purchase the crabs as soon as caught. It is not uncommon for crabbers to receive from $35 to $50 for the week's catch.

(More of this article next Sunday)


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"Somewhere over
the rainbow
Bluebirds fly..."
Flying on for JMMB



Friday, August 8, 2014

Scarecrow Contest

On September 6th the Third Annual Pocomoketoberfest Beer Wine and Art Festival will take place in Cypress Park on the Pocomoke River.  Don’t miss out on the fun! 
Enter a scarecrow to represent your company in the 
SCARECROW CONTEST

Decorate Cypress Park with a homemade scarecrow during
Pocomoketoberfest’s 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest!

Free to enter! Great prizes!

Open to everyone; chamber membership is not required.

It’s fun for everyone and a free advertising opportunity for businesses!
 
Setup your scarecrow in Cypress Park (stage area) on Saturday, September 6, between 8-11am.
Please include a ballot box with a name and contact number
Attendees will vote for best scarecrow throughout the event and the winners will be announced at 6 pm. 
*Scarecrows not picked up by 6:30 pm will be disposed of at the chambers discretion*

Grand prize: Four tickets to Pocomoketoberfest 2015 
Go to www.pocomoketoberfest.com or call 410-957-1919 for more details.
                            
                         Sponsored by The Cellular Connection

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview

1899.. Pocomoke City is dealing with Smallpox outbreak successfully; 1996.. New dress code for Somerset County students; 1939.. Feds declare war on illegal Eastern Shore wildfowl trapping and selling; 1887.. Assateague's Green Run Beach; circa 1649.. (It was harsh!) "A Law Of Maryland Concerning Religion";  and more from a 1902 article about Tangier Island and its residents.

Although you may not find all of these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye.  


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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pocomoke City National Night Out, Tuesday Aug 5, 2014

By Donna Clarke:

Pocomoke City Police Department joined with other local police departments all over the country with more than 16,000 communities hosting the National Night Out.  This effort is part of The National Association of Town Watch, a non-profit organization which serves to promote crime prevention, police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.    Kids are able to interact with cops in a non-adversarial atmosphere, strictly fun for all. 
In the beautiful Cypress Park the music was loud and lively.   Music was provided by DJStr8up, also known as Corey Satchell from station OC104.  Pocomoke Police Department, Maryland State Police,  Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, Pocomoke Fire and EMS personnel & some of the Pocomoke High School ROTC were in attendance.   Pocomoke’s mayor, city manager & all the city council members were participating.
Hundreds of Pocomoke City residents were visiting the booths, eating dinner, listening to music,  and throwing frisbies.  Children had their faces painted and carried balloons. 
Under the big red and white striped tent were vendors including the Lynnhaven Baptist Church Youth  Group,  Team Brit, Worcester County Health Department, AGH Healthy Happenings & Worcester County Youth and Family. 

It was obvious to this writer that families were having a great time.  The music was enjoyed by a large crowd who sat in the bleachers or stood around the grounds.     Weather was perfect and it looked like the whole town was there!  Cypress Park was the place to be on National Night Out!
Check out the photos located below:




Face painting from Lynnhaven Baptist Church


Crowd in the park

DJ Str8Up from OC104

Under the pavilion, making & serving snow balls were Zach Joiner, Patrick Waters ( in neon yellow), ROTC  Colson & Gayle from Pocomoke PD


Concert In The Park


A Word From Washington

August 6, 2014

 Dear Friend, This letter comes to you as the House of Representatives winds down its legislative session and Members return to their home districts for the remainder of the month. Fortunately, the House was able to pass two important immigration bills before the August recess: The first House bill, adopted last Friday, would allocate $694 million while modifying a 2008 anti-human-trafficking law to make it easier to deport unaccompanied minors who have flooded across the United States border in recent months. The second bill would block the Obama administration from continuing to enforce a 2012 executive action, known as the Deferred Acton for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which delays most deportations for children who arrived in the United States before 2007. Both pieces of legislation will hopefully deter parents from sending their children on the long and dangerous journey from Central America.Throughout the month of July, many reporters have asked me about what we should do about the flow of immigrant children into our nation. I sat down with Patrice Sanders of Fox 45 Morning News a week ago for a chat on immigration. Click below to watch the interview.  


I also spoke about the issue on an episode of MPT’s State CircleFox News’ America’s News Headquarters, and Comcast Newsmakers. (Click on each of the links to watch.)
Thank you for your continued energy and enthusiasm, as reflected in your letters and Facebook posts. If you haven’t already, LIKE my Facebook page. You can also follow me on Twitter @RepAndyHarrisMD. Also, there are certain times during an election year when candidates are not allowed to send unsolicited mail to those they represent in Congress. This is called a blackout period. We are entering into one of these three-month blackout periods starting August 7th. If you’d like to stay up to date on what I am doing in Washington during those three months, don’t forget to sign up for my e-newsletter at my website.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in Congress!

Sincerely,

Andy Harris, M.D.
MEMBER OF CONGRESS

Keeping an EYE on some good news hiding behind the headlines...


In an historic first, Europe's Rosetta 

probe has commenced a powered orbit 

around a comet after a 10-year chase.

Read about its mission here:

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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28659783

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

JOIN POCOMOKE CITY POLICE FOR OUR ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT



POCOMOKE CITY POLICE

JOIN POCOMOKE CITY POLICE FOR OUR ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

POCOMOKE RESIDENTS ONLY
GRADES K – 8TH
(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

POCOMOKE CITY POLICE DEPT
1500 MARKET STREET
POCOMOKE, MD 21851

SATURDAY
AUGUST 16, 2014
12 – 2 PM
RAIN OR SHINE

KELVIN D. SEWELL
CHIEF OF POLICE

National Night Out


Monday, August 4, 2014

Pocomoke Police Department PRESS RELEASE



PRESS RELEASE
Pocomoke Police Department
1500 Market Street
Pocomoke, Maryland   21851
410-957-1600
 July 1, 2014 – August 1, 2014

7-2-14       Kendrick Harmon, age 30 of Temperanceville, VA was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged on a Warrant for
                     Failure to Follow Probation Conditions by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

7-5-14          Gerri Fitch, age 35 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Driving, attempting to drive vehicle while impaired by drug(s) or drug(s) and alcohol.

7-9-14           Brian Haggins, age 21 of Princess Anne, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.

7-9-14           Ranqwuon Bailey, age 21 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.

7-9-14           James Gooldrup, age 19 year of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged on a Warrant for Failure to Pay Deferred Payment by the Pocomoke City Police Department.

7-10-14         Jovon Schoolfield, age 28 of Pocomoke City, MD year was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Reckless Endangerment.
                       
7-12-14         Harvey Brown, age 35 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Failure to Obey Lawful Order.

7-14-14         Michael Sigua, age 21 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.

7-14-14         Shawn Johnson, age 19 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana.

7-15-14         Donald Sturgis, age 32 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Assault – 2nd Degree and charged on a Warrant for Assault 2nd Degree, Theft less than $100.00 by the Pocomoke City Police Department.

7-15-14         Danielle Aker, age 32 of Horntwon, VA was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.
                                               
7-15-14        June Smullen, age 33 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged on a Warrant for Assault 2nd Degree (4), MDOP, Theft less than $100.00 by the Worcester County Sherriff’s Office.

7-16-14         Sabrina Trader, age 44 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

7-17-14         Shawn Johnson, age 19 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with CDS Possession of Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.

7-17-14         Casey Anderson, age 19 of Atlantic, VA was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property.

7-17-14         Charles Glover, age 55 of Albemarle, NC was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.

7-19-14         Edward Osbey, age 45 of Germantown, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.

7-19-14         Dakota Tyler, age 19 of Wimauma, FL was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00.

7-22-14         Alphonso Ruffin, age 29 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged on a Warrant for a Traffic charge by the Wicomico County Sherriff’s Office.

7-22-14         Mary Varner, age 23 of Orrtanna, PA was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $500.00.

7-23-14         Andrew Miller, age 24 of Quantico, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with False Imprisonment, Assault – 1st Degree; Assault – 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Arson/Threat.

7-24-14         Ecentral Francois, age 26 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft Scheme Plus $500.00.

7-24-14         Nicole Dorman, age 24 of Frankfurt, DE was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft Scheme Plus $500.00.

7-25-14         Joseph Revels, age 52 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Trespassing on Posted Property.

7-29-14         Jasmine Jones, age 18 of Salisbury, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft $100 – less than $1,000.

7-29-14         Torrie Dupont, age 22 of Salisbury, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft $100 – less than $1,000.

7-29-14         Kalifah Milton, age 19 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft $100 – less than $1,000.

7-29-14         David Lewis, age 31 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged on a Warrant for a Traffic Violation thru a Worcester County Sherriff’s Office.
                                               
7-29-14         Flora Priester, age 52 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

7-30-14          Patrick Stevenson, age 42 of Snow Hill, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Trespassing on Private Property.

7-30-14         Christopher Hastings, age 56 of Eureka, NV was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with an Alcohol Violation.

7-30-14         Craig Hastings, age 49 was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with an Alcohol Violation.

7-30-14         Brandon Landrum, age 18 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00

7-30-14         Edward Schmidt, age 24 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.

7-31-14         Tymesha Schoolfield, age 37 of Pocomoke City, MD was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with Theft less than $100.00

8-1-14            Ronnie Holden, age 18 of Temperanceville, VA was arrested by the Pocomoke City Police Department and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana.




  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 12 was arrested for Assault – 2nd Degree.



  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 16 was arrested for CDS Possession - Marijuana.

  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 16 was arrested for CDS Possession - Marijuana.



  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 14 was arrested for Theft $100 – less than $1,000.



  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 15 was arrested for Theft less $500 Value.



  • A Pocomoke juvenile, age 16 was arrested for Theft less $500 Value.






  • Thirty-One (31) additional arrests were made for various traffic violations.






Kelvin Sewell
Kelvin D. Sewell
                                                                                                                                                                                Chief of Police

                                                                                                                                 August 4, 2014

Delmarva Discovery Center

Paradise on the Pocomoke

August 8, 2014 - August 8, 2014
2:00-4:00
Enjoy the beautiful Pocomoke River on a 2-hour guided kayak/canoe tour with naturalist from the Delmarva Discovery Center starting at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill.



Pocomoketoberfest

Ticket Information

Ticket Type   Sales End Price Fee
Beer Early Bird
Discounted Pocomoketoberfest admission to include commemorative sample glass and free beer samples.
  Aug 30, 2014 $20.00 $2.09
Wine Early Bird
Discounted Pocomoketoberfest admission to include commemorative wine glass and free wine samples.
  Aug 30, 2014 $20.00 $2.09
Early Bird Beer and Wine
Discounted Pocomoketoberfest admission to include commemorative sample beer glass and free beer samples, and wine glass and wine samples.
  Aug 30, 2014 $25.00 $2.37
Designated Driver
Admission to Pocomoketoberfest to enjoy live music and art show. No beer or wine included.
  Sep 6, 2014 $5.00 $1.2

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Event Details

Yes, just like Germany, we are holding our ‘Oktoberfest’ in September to kick off the harvest season! Taste the Eastern Shore at this wine and beer festival.  Listen to live music while you sample, play games, and enjoy shopping with local artists. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the day! For more information contact pocomokechamber@gmail.com or 410-957-1919 or see Pocomoketoberfest.com.
Have questions about Pocomoketoberfest? Contact Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce

When & Where


Cypress Park Front Street
Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)


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