Sunday, August 2, 2020

Time Machine: 1993, 1936, 2003, 1902.




February, 1993













Daily Times (Salisbury)



January, 1936
The Evening Sun (Baltimore)


October, 2003

Daily Times (Salisbury)


July, 1902
(Getting news by way of pictures that move? The Democratic Messenger in Snow Hill relayed this article to its readers about a modern development abroad.)
Democratic Messenger






1965  ..  Hospital insurance for those 65+ is proposed.

1977  ..  A January cold wave brings heating fuel concerns to Eastern Shore residents.


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.











Friday, July 31, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye:

1993  ..  Recalling some old times in Somerset County's Perryhawkin.

1936  ..  How a cold winter is promising bigger profits for Eastern Shore muskrat trappers.

2003  ..  Pocomoke City Council deals with an issue of mini-motorized vehicles on city streets.

1902  ..  (Amazing news from abroad in the local newspaper)  


Thursday, July 30, 2020

NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WHEN WORCESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

(Worcester County Public Schools Website)

BREAKING NEWS: Worcester County Public Schools to begin the 2020-2021 school year in Stage One of the Responsible Return model, with all students engaging in distance learning


View more information and Superintendent Lou Taylor's message to students and their families:


http://worcesterk12.org/


(Reader comment)




 Anonymous said...
"BRAKING NEWS: Worcester County Public Schools to begin..."

And this, my friends, is why we need in-person learning, or at least lessons in spelling.

tk for PPE says: Good point and good catch. Spelling error now corrected but don't blame the Board Of Ed. The error occurred in the process of copying the line from their website and the word was partially erased and I retyped it. But I'll own up to deserving a grade of "F" for the oversight. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Maryland Reopening Plans On Pause

(WBOC)

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Gov. Larry Hogan said further reopening plans for Maryland during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain “paused” at this point. 

(View Wednesday's press conference summary)
http://www.wboc.com/story/42429071/hogan-maryland-to-remain-in-stage-2-reopening-phase

Pocomoke City Election

(City of Pocomoke website)


CITY OF POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND
A Municipal Election will be held at the Pocomoke Library at 301 Market St, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, to elect a candidate for the Mayoral seat. The District 3 candidate will run unopposed and voting is not necessary. The term of office will be for three years beginning on the third Tuesday in August 2020.  The polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on election day. Absentee ballots are available by first contacting the City Clerk at City Hall at 410-957-1333. Absentee ballots must be mailed by the voter no later than Friday, August 07, 2020, to be received on Monday, August 10, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. deadline and mailed to: Pocomoke City Board of Elections, PO Box 233, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

(Reader comment)
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the Council changed the City Charter? The Charter states, "The newly elected Mayor shall take office on the Second Tuesday of April following his election."

Unless the Council changes the Charter Susan or Jackie or Mike will have to wait a long time to legally take office.

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City Of Pocomoke
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Worcester County Public Schools
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Marva Theater 
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Delmarva Discovery Center 
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Downtown Pocomoke  
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Pocomoke Fire Company 
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Worcester County Humane Society
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Worcester County Recreation & Parks   
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Pocomoke Area Chamber Of Commerce
http://www.pocomokechamber.com/



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Worcester County Public Schools Plans


(See posting from Worcester County Public Schools website)
http://www.worcesterk12.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=577441&pageId=7907876


Any Guesses? UPDATED



This picture is from a 1953 Salisbury Times sports page item. Under the picture it read: "HE DID IT.  (name) drove in the winning run yesterday as Crisfield defeated Pocomoke City 1-0 and created a first place Central Shore League tie."

Who was it? CLUE: This Crisfield native was a popular figure on local television for almost 30 years starting in 1975.  It wasn't baseball that he covered but a favorite outdoor activity on the Eastern Shore was the subject of his reports. In later years he also reported on other features of interest from around Delmarva.

(Reader comment)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Norris Tawes

tk for PPE says... Correct! It's "Scorchy."

Sunday, July 26, 2020

TIME MACHINE: 1921, 2011, 1977, 2000.




The Pocomoke City landmark building that's now home to The Delmarva Discovery Center made its appearance 99 years ago when J. Milton Clogg opened a modern Ford dealership at this location. In later decades it was the Duncan Brothers General Motors Dealership that senior residents of our area remember. 

September, 1921




Worcester Democrat

(The following week's issue)









(Ad from this same issue)


(Worcester Democrat)

(Reader comment)
 Anonymous said...
Cloggs Garage eventually was purchased by, and was renamed, Duncan Brothers. Winnie Williams and Toby Hallett came to town in the early '60s and wanted to buy the business. Lynwood Duncan hemmed and hawed and didn't really want to sell but finally he said to Winnie, " I we aren't going to have another big war anytime soon so I guess you can buy it."


Eventually the building was abandoned and was acquired by the the group that wanted to establish the Discovery Center. Barbara Tull appeared before the city council and asked for a grant of $25,000 to repair the roof. Councilman Joe Jackson exclaimed, "Hell, the whole building isn't worth $25,000!"

February, 2011
Daily Times (Salisbury)

Footnote: In November, 2011, Councilman Hawkins died of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 92. An excerpt from his obituary highlighted his public service accomplishments.

(Robert Lee (Bob) Hawkins)


January, 1977
The Evening Capital (Annapolis)


ACROSS THE USA
20 Summers Ago...
Derek Jeter of the Yankees hits a first inning double in the 2000 All Star game at Turner Field in Atlanta. The American League won the game 6 to 3. Jeter was MVP.  


(Reader comment)


Anonymous Anonymous said...
I tuned in briefly Saturday to take a view of major league baseball which to the credit of owners, managers, and team members has found a way to get started under difficult Covid-19 precautions. However, I find the cardboard cut-outs of fans in the stands and the piped in crowd noise an insult to the integrity of the game. This is not WWE wrestling entertainment, it's a legitimate sporting event. We're big girls and boys MLB and we understand why restrictions are required at this time. Those of us who are interested in the game will accept watching it played under the conditions that exist. Drop the gimmicks.



1982 .. The break-up of AT&T and Ma Bell (The Bell System) is ordered.
1961  ..  U.S. backs Bay Of Pigs invasion into Cuba but the operation by Cuban exiles is not successful.


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.