Sunday, May 19, 2019

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LINKS FOR NEWS, WEATHER, AND MORE:
(CLICK ON ADDRESS TO CONNECT)

Pocomoke Weather 
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.0753&lon=-75.5684#.XDNTRlxKi1s

National/World News  
https://news.google.com/?cf=all&edchanged=1&ict=lbe_ca&pz=1&zx=w6wyo3i22hil&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en#-2506255281770966552

Local News
wboc.com

wmdt.com

esva.net 

Obituaries  
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delmarvanow/obituary-location.aspx?recentdate=4

City Of Pocomoke
https://www.cityofpocomoke.com/

Worcester County Public Schools
http://worcesterk12.org/

Marva Theater 
https://marvatheater.com/

Delmarva Discovery Center 
https://www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org/

Downtown Pocomoke  
http://downtownpocomoke.com/

Pocomoke Fire Company 
http://www.pocomokefire.com/

Worcester County Humane Society
https://worcestercountyhumanesociety.org/


Worcester County Recreation & Parks   
http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org/

Pocomoke Area Chamber Of Commerce
http://www.pocomokechamber.com/



TIME MACHINE: 1922, 1940's, 1957, 1881, 2005.




November, 1922
 Worcester Democrat


The story behind a 2019 Eastern Shore Of Virginia news story.







February, 2019 Edition of Eastern Shore First



October, 1957





Crisfield Post


September, 1881
Denton Journal (Denton, Md.)


Remembering the Eastern Shore performance of two giants of comedy. Tim Conway passed away this past week at the age of 85. Harvey Korman passed away in 2008. He was 81. They appeared together in Salisbury in April, 2005.

Daily Times (Salisbury)



1970..  Familiar faces and voices are gone from local airwaves during a prolonged strike by WBOC on-air TV and radio personnel.

1960..  The Pirates bring the World Series Championship to Pittsburgh for the first time in 35 years, defeating the Yankees in 7 games.

The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.




Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guilty Verdict In Former Chief's Retrial

A Worcester County jury has delivered a guilty verdict in a case against former Pocomoke City police chief Kelvin Sewell stemming from allegations that he interfered in the police investigation of a hit and run incident.  


Links to coverage from WMDT-TV and The Baltimore Sun:


https://www.wmdt.com/2019/05/fmr-pocomoke-city-police-chief-found-guilty-of-interfering-with-police-investigation/


https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/eastern-shore/bs-md-fired-pocomoke-city-police-chief-convicted-0516-story.html

A Family Entertainment Venue Close To Us



 Are you aware? A Worcester County neighbor is home to The Freeman Stage offering a wide variety of entertainment programs.  Click below links to view the programs line-up and more info.

https://freemanstage.org/events-tickets

https://freemanstage.org/visit/directions-parking

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Flags For Heroes


The Pocomoke City Rotary Club is sponsoring the Flags for Heroes again this year. The date will be Saturday, May 25,, 2019 for Memorial Day. Anyone can nominate a hero (living or deceased) for recognition. It may be a soldier, a fireman, Emergency personnel, teacher or anyone who is held in high esteem by that individual.

Willie Jackson, Pocomoke Rotary President said, “Last year many flags adorned the area downtown beside the “Big American Flag”, and a very nice program honored all the recipients. The club was so proud to be a part of paying tribute to these special people. It is my dream to have American Flags on the entire path of Cypress Park, this year.”


A Flag will be flown, supplied by the club, with a $50 donation to the club. However, if someone sponsored a Hero last year they may sponsor heroes for $25 each. Each participant will receive a certificate in honor of their honoree. Colors will be presented, and a few words by the Mayor. Applications for nominating a Hero may be obtained from any Rotary from Members of the Pocomoke Rotary Club.


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Carole Krueger at 410-430-2243 or email at cvkrueger@comcast.net. An application can be mailed or emailed to you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tucker Bowden


Eastern Shore country and gospel music fans are remembering "Tucker" Bowden of Pocomoke who has passed away at age 86.  

Obituary excerpt:

"During his country/gospel musical career of 71 years, he played steel guitar for such Grand Ole Opry stars as Patsy Cline and George Jones, and enjoyed the acquaintance of many famous country music celebrities of that era. His smooth, deep speaking voice was a perfect match for radio broadcasting and MC events. "Tucker" Bowden, known as "The Old Country Boy" DJ, enjoyed local celebrity status on the Pocomoke radio station where his faithful radio followers (including ECI) frequently sent him letters, calls, and gifts of admiration. Other occupations included sergeant with the Chincoteague, Virginia police department and accomplished musician with the Chinco Rhythm Boys band."

See the full obituary:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delmarvanow/obituary.aspx?n=donald-lee-bowden-tucker&pid=192760821

Kids And The Internet



Please take a few minutes to read and share this information.
https://vpnvanguard.com/the-ultimate-parental-guide-to-protecting-your-child-on-the-internet/

Sunday, May 12, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 2010, 1921, 1965, 1957.



June, 2010
(variations in font size due to duplication issue)


 The Baltimore Sun


November, 1921
(Perhaps the only time locally that a movie has been promoted by a full page newspaper ad.  The Empire Theater, located on the southwest corner of Market and Front Streets, preceded the Marva and Fox Theaters in Pocomoke City. See larger texts below the full ad.)





Worcester Democrat

Footnote: For more about this epic silent film see:



February, 1965


The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

October, 1957

                                                                           The Morning News (Wilmington) 



1953.. The Korean War is over; Ike takes office as our President. 

1961.. Russia and then the U.S. each put a man in space; President Kennedy sets the goal of men on the moon before the end of the decade.  


The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.



Thursday, May 9, 2019

MAC Receives Contribution

(shoredailynews.com)

BUCHANNAN AND SUBARU AWARD MAC INC. $5000

Buchannan Subaru awarded $5000 to MAC Inc. Wednesday evening. The event was part of a Business After Hours event sponsored by the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce. The award is a product of the Subaru Share the Love program which contributes $250 for each Subaru sold to a designated local charity. MAC, or Maintaining Active Citizens, helps elderly residents remain active and independent.
The Share the Love contribution of $3450 was supplemented by an additional donation from Buchannan Subaru of $1550 to make the total $5000.
The photo shows Larry and Cindy Robinson of MAC receiving the checks from Eddie Mears and Christy Frostrom of Buchannan Subaru.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 2004, 1930, 1921, 1884.



July, 2004
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                        

         
         
         


 Somerset Herald


September, 1930


The Evening Sun (Baltimore)



September, 1921

Worcester Democrat


July, 1884

The Democratic Advocate (Westminister, Md.)








Today only three original buildings remain standing on the northeast block of Willow Street in Pocomoke City.  Some senior citizens may remember when in the mid 1900's the building at the left was Peoples Food Market; it was Pocomoke's first self-service grocery, later remodeled as Bill's Foodland. The middle building was the Flax Confectionery store with soda fountain, newspapers and magazines, sporting goods, and toys at Christmas time. The single story building at the right was the Pocomoke City radio studio of WBOC, managed by J. Dawson Clarke. Businesses lined most of both sides of Willow Street between Clarke Avenue and Front Street. Included were two car dealerships, a cleaning and dye works company, an appliance store, county liquor dispensary, and telephone company  headquarters where operators were on duty placing local and long distance calls. The One Room School House was moved to its current location at the corner of Front and Willow Streets in the late 1990's when it was restored as a museum. 

1971.. Disney World opens in Florida.

1962.. Americans fear nuclear war as The Cuban Missile Crisis develops.

The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.