Saturday, July 26, 2014

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview.


1975.. New school year brings new controversy regarding Snow Hill High School newspaper; 1901.. Soft crabs are scarce, price is as high as $1 a dozen in Crisfield; 1977.. Judge rules no to proposed Ocean City rock festival; 1895.. For another young Virginia couple it's off to Pocomoke City to seek marriage; 1940.. Maryland's "Blue Law" that prohibits Sunday morning swimming is challenged; and the first of several installments of an article from 112 years ago 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!   

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about?  It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish.   Send to  tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Don't Forget The Farmers & Flea Market Every Friday & Saturday at 7am Till


Free Concert In The Park Thursday August 7th

Pocomoke City invites you to our free Concert In Cypress Park on Thursday August 7th @ 6:30pm featuring the Eastern Shores best Jazz band: The Larks.[CLICK HERE]

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free Concert with a beautiful view of the scenic Pocomoke River. Bleacher seating is also available. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

In the event of rain the concert will be held inside the MAR-VA Theater. 

For more information please visit downtownpocomoke.com or call 410-957-1333.


Don't Miss The 4th Friday Art Stroll TODAY!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

2 Dead After Possible Tornado Touches Down on Va. Campground

WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 - 

 CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP/WBOC)- A fierce storm packing powerul winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said.
   
Those hurt were taken to hospitals with most of the injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones. At least one person was in critical condition.
   
The storm slammed into the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort shortly before 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. The sprawling campground on the Chesapeake Bay has pools, mini-golf, cabins and several piers for fishing. About 1,300 people were there when the storm hit, according to the state Emergency Management Department.
   
"All hell broke loose," said Joe Colony, who has been coming to the campground for 30 years. "We got an emergency message on a cellphone and within 30 seconds, the thing hit and it blew down 40, 50 trees in the park."
   
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths.
   
"It was a disaster. I don't ever want to do that again," said Colony, of Stevensville, Md.
   
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for the area that expired at 9 a.m. Thursday. A team was headed to the site to determine if a twister hit.
   
"It came in real quick," Eastville volunteer firefighter Brittney Eder told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "The sky turned jet black."
   
Eder said she left the campground before the full force of the storm hit.
   
Joe Micucci said he and his wife couldn't escape in their car because of hail the size of softballs, so they rode out the storm in their camper. He said he felt fortunate they weren't hurt.
   
"We saw at least five (campers) that were flipped over. One was completely gone and only had its wheels left," said Micucci, of Washington Township, New Jersey.
   
Micucci and others were evacuated from the campground to a nearby high school. He said he wasn't sure when he would be able to go back and survey the damage.
   
The 50-year-old campground is located on 300 acres in rural Northampton County, according to its website.
   
Peter Glagola, spokesman for Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, said the hospital was treating more than two dozen patients as of Thursday afternoon, most of which were in fair condition with injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones.
   
Glagola said more patients were expected to be brought to the hospital, which is about 30 minutes north of the campground. One patient in critical condition was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, he said.
   
Hospitals in Virginia Beach and Norfolk had been preparing for mass casualties but had received just three patients, one of which was taken to a nearby children's hospital, said Sentara Healthcare spokesman Dale Gauding
   
Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert said crews also were responding to reports of boats overturned in the water in the area. Good Samaritans pulled at least three people from the water, he said, though their conditions were unknown.
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SOURCE [WBOC.COM]

4ht Friday Art Stroll

Show your support for Pocomoke by being on camera July 25th!

The Maryland Office of Tourism Development will be filming Fourth Friday Downtown on July 25th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Let's give them a good crowd!



Hogan agrees to eighth candidates’ forum as Brown continues to duck debates


ANNAPOLIS – July 23, 2014 – Larry Hogan’s campaign announced that the gubernatorial candidate today has agreed to a fifth televised debate, this one to be co-hosted by NewsChannel 8, WTOP and POLITICO.  This is the eighth overall gubernatorial forum the Anne Arundel businessman has accepted and agreed to participate in.  As of today, Lt. Governor Brown had yet to confirm participation in any televised debates. 

Today’s announcement follows news that Anthony Brown would only agree to participate in the Maryland Association of Counties’ (MACO) candidates forum, with the condition that he not appear on the stage at the same time as Hogan, the GOP nominee.  The Hogan campaign reiterated that it had placed no restrictions on the format of the MACO or other forums and expressed its strong preference to have a moderated back-and-forth exchange between the candidates for governor. 

Larry Hogan said, "As Anthony Brown has ducked questions about his mismanagement of the Health Exchange or any other questions regarding his record, he is apparently continuing to hide in his communication bunker and is trying to duck any serious debates. The voters of Maryland deserve better.  After two terms of O’Malley-Brown, the voters need to hear directly from Brown on why he deserves another four years.  Brown wants a promotion, but he refuses to show up to the interview," Hogan said.  Hogan has accepted invitations from major news stations in both the Baltimore and DC media markets and on the Eastern Shore.  Including today accepting the NewsChannel 8/WTOP/POLITICO debate, Hogan has accepted invitations for candidate debates or forums from:
·         June 26 - Invite received for Maryland Municipal League (MML) Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
·         July 1 – Accepted invitation to MML candidates’ forum and issued statement calling for several TV debates around the state.
·         July 3 – Invite received and accepted for WBFF TV Gubernatorial Debate.
·         July 6 – Invite received and accepted for Maryland Association of Counties candidates’ forum.
·         July 8 – Invite received and accepted for WJZ-TV/Baltimore Sun gubernatorial debate
·         July 8 - Invite received and accepted for WBAL-TV/WBOC/WHAG/MPT – gubernatorial debate
·         Week of July 14 - Agreed to attend a debate to be hosted by WMDT-TV
·         July 14 - Accepted invitation to Maryland Fraternal Order of Police candidates’ forum
·         July 23 - Received and accepted invitation to NewsChannel8-WTOP-POLITICO Debate

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For more information and interviews contact Adam Dubitsky (240)625-2683 adubitsky@hoganforgovernor.com or

"Drop Dead Juliet" at the MarVa Theater

Join the MarVa Theater and the Advanced Theater Academy students tomorrow at 5:00pm for the comical show "Drop Dead Juliet". Cost is $5 for adults - $3 for children. Certainly a show you won't want to miss. Come out and support the talent of our local students!

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview


1975.. New school year brings new controversy regarding Snow Hill High School newspaper; 1901.. Soft crabs are scarce, price is as high as $1 a dozen in Crisfield; 1977.. Judge rules no to proposed Ocean City rock festival; 1895.. For another young Virginia couple it's off to Pocomoke City to seek marriage; 1940.. Maryland's "Blue Law" that prohibits Sunday morning swimming is challenged; and the first of several installments of an article from 112 years ago 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!   

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about?  It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish.   Send to  tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Help Us Save Kids From Heatstroke on July 31st

Problem: As we approach rising summer temperatures, the danger for kids left in hot vehiclesincreases exponentially: at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and under. Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. More than half (52%) of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were “forgotten” by their caregiver. This is a 100-percent preventable tragedy.
Action: NHTSA, Safe Kids, and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) are asking you to help us raise awareness about the dangers of kids and cars through a concerted day-long social media conversation. NHTSA, Safe Kids, and ACF are reaching out to State and safety partners to tweet and post on Facebook every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. @NHTSAgov will be using the hash tags #checkforbaby and #heatstrokekills on all its social media posts, and we’d like you to do the same.
Here are some sample social media posts to get you in the conversation:
  • On a hot day, a child’s temp heats up to 5 times
    faster than an adult’s does. #checkforbaby #heatstrokekills
  • High body temperatures can cause permanent
    injury or even death. Where’s Baby? Look before
    you lock! #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
  • 52% of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke
    were “forgotten” in the vehicle. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
  • Did you know? In more than 29% of cases of fatal heatstroke, a child got into the vehicle on their own. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
  • Last year alone, 44 children in the United States
    lost their lives after being left in unattended motor
    vehicles—and an unknown number of others were
    moderately to severely injured. #heatstrokekills
    #checkforbaby
  • No child should die of #heatstroke from
    being left alone in a hot car! Help stop this
    100-percent preventable tragedy. #heatstrokekills
    #checkforbaby
Share this with your followers, readers, family and friends – help us get the word out about vehicular heatstroke. Join us July 31st on Twitter and Facebook to save children’s lives this summer.

Forward this on to your followers/readers and encourage anyone interested in vehicle and child safety to join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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SaferCar App Can Help Keep Your Family Safe

Check out our SaferCar app for your mobile device, which gives you immediate access to key safety information to help you make informed decisions, with features including:
Help with car seats: Quickly get driving directions to the nearest child-seat inspection station and get assistance to properly install car seats and boosters.
Information for buying a car: Access our 5-Star Safety Ratings and compare different makes and models before you decide to buy.
Stay connected: Be notified of safety issues for your vehicles. Use the app to register a vehicle and we will notify you if we find it has a safety issue. The SaferCar app also makes it simple to submit complaints to NHTSA regarding possible safety problems with your car.
Safety Headlines and Alerts: Receive important news and information from NHTSA, as well as recall notices and push notices on your vehicles.

NHTSA on YouTube

Teen Youtube
Our "5 to Drive" campaign PSA is in an easy to view place: NHTSA's YouTube channel. Additional videos for multiple campaigns, along with vehicle crash test videos, can be found through our YouTube page.

Larry Hogan statement on loss of Maryland's Beretta factory jobs to Tennessee

For Immediate Release:                                                                                     Contact: Adam Dubitsky
July 22, 2014                                                                                                        adubitsky@hoganforgovernor.com
                                                                                                                                O:(443)221-4450 x118 M: (240)625-2683
                                               
Larry Hogan issues statement on loss of hundreds of jobs at closing Beretta factory in Accokeek.

ANNAPOLIS, MD – July 22, 2014 – Gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan this evening offered the following statement on Beretta’s announced closing of its Accokeek, Md. manufacturing plant.

“I am saddened to learn that the hard working women and men I met at Beretta’s factory in Accokeek in May will now lose their jobs as a direct result of the O’Malley-Brown administration’s high taxes and punitive regulations.   

The dedicated workers at Beretta’s Accokeek factory proudly manufactured the primary sidearm carried by our nation’s servicemen and women around the world.  The loss of these several hundred jobs will tear through the local community, as millions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenue evaporate and numerous small businesses that supported this factory and its employees also suffer.  

Under O’Malley and Brown, Maryland has lost 8,000 businesses and unemployment has nearly doubled.  In fact, 26 percent of our manufacturing base, and with it 25,000 jobs, has disappeared; today, Maryland is dead last in the nation in manufacturing. (Bureau of Economic Analysis http://www.nam.org/~/media/6A62983CF6AD4AC09F2648B1007816DB/MFG_employment_20140606.pdf
Maryland’s working families can’t afford a third term of O’Malley-Brown; it’s time to bring integrity and common sense fiscal restraint to Annapolis so we can restore Maryland’s once strong economy.”
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For more information and interviews contact Adam Dubitsky (240)625-2683 adubitsky@hoganforgovernor.com or


Authority: Hogan-Rutherford Committee to Change Maryland.  John C. Wobensmith, Treasurer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Concert In The Park August 7th


DOWNTOWN POCOMOKE 4th FRIDAY ART STROLL







DOWNTOWN POCOMOKE 4th FRIDAY ART STROLL
FRIDAY, JULY 25th, 2014 5:00pm – 8:00pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 18th, 2014 (no fee)

Artist Name: __________________________________________________________________
Business Name (if any):  ________________________________________________________
Type of Art:  ______________________________________________
Address:  ____________________________________________________________________
Email:  _________________________________Phone: _______________________________
Website/Facebook Page: _______________________________________________________

Please list other art shows & events you’ve exhibited your work: _________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

What will be your method for displaying your work?* _________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

*Artist must provide their own tables, chairs, etc. Please indicate the amount & sizes of screens, tables, tents, chairs and/or any other necessary display props you may use to help us determine the best location for you to setup. 


Important Information

• In the event of rain, the art stroll will be cancelled & will resume the 4th Friday of the following month. This decision will be made by 2pm the day of the art stroll. Emails will be sent out & updates will be on downtownpocomoke.com & our Facebook pages “4th Friday” & “City of Pocomoke”.

• Once your vendor application is received we will reply back with approval. Please allow 3-5 days for responses. Setup information will be sent out the week of the event. It is very important to setup where you are assigned to avoid any confusion or conflict with other artists, vendors & store owners.  

• Setup time is between 3:30pm and 5:00pm. Cars must be moved off Market St. & parked in one of our municipal parking lots due to the streets closing from 5-8pm. When setting up your table/display please make sure not to block the storefront entrances as foot traffic may be trying to go in & out.

• Please keep art PG rated. Original artists only, please no re-sellers or flea-market type items. The City of Pocomoke is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. 

• If you are unable to attend the Art Stroll once you’ve sent in your vendor application please contact Karah Lacey immediately at 410-957-1333 x111 or karah@cityofpocomoke.com

• Please fill out vendor application & email it to Karah Lacey at karah@cityofpocomoke.com or mail it to City of Pocomoke Attn: Karah Lacey PO Box 29 Pocomoke City, MD 21851.

Hertrich Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Pocomoke

Contact:
Jennifer Rafter
Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce

For immediate release

Hertrich Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Pocomoke Business After Hours July 24th and DEBUT OF THE NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 200

Join Hertrich and the Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours and Grand Re-Opening on July 24 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Have a chance to win exciting door prizes, meet old friends and new, and experience great networking opportunities with local business leaders. Chrysler Representatives will be in attendance for the DEBUT OF THE NEW 2015 CHRYSLER 200, showing from July 24-26. Stop by and join us for the Hertrich of Pocomoke Business After Hours and Grand Re-Opening on July 24 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  All are welcome and no RSVP is required.  Please call the Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce at 410-957-1919 for further information.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A waitress in a Chinese restaurant stunned diners

SORRY FOLKS I JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS ONE.



A waitress in a Chinese restaurant stunned diners by picking up a dead cockroach and eating it in front of them.
Jin Kuo, 39, got into a heated row with businessman Zhang Yen, 43, when he complained about finding the insect in a plate of salad.
Jin said it was 'perfectly normal' to find an cockroach in a restaurant and then, to prove her point, she swallowed it.
The bizarre incident happened atthe Jinsha Era Plaza hotel restaurant in Chengdu, the capital of central China's Sichuan province.
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One of the people who was with Zhang as a guest grabbed his mobile phone and started to video the incident.
The waitress was heard saying: 'No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal.'


Enraged at her attitude, Zhang told her that if it was so normal, she should eat it to solve the problem, and then there would not need to any need to argue.
But to his amazement, that was exactly what the waitress did, picking the cockroach off the side of the plate and putting it into her mouth before swallowing it.




 Chinese waitress Jin Kuo ate a cockroach that was found by a customer in his salad

One of the people who was with Zhang as a guest grabbed his mobile phone and started to video the incident.
The waitress was heard saying: 'No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal.'


Enraged at her attitude, Zhang told her that if it was so normal, she should eat it to solve the problem, and then there would not need to any need to argue.
But to his amazement, that was exactly what the waitress did, picking the cockroach off the side of the plate and putting it into her mouth before swallowing it.

 Jin grabbed it and ate it to prove that it was perfectly harmless, leaving businessman Zhang Yen, 43, stunned

 The waitress was heard saying: 'No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal'
 The restaurant owner has apologized for the incident and said the waitress had been punished
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Shocked Zhang was left speechless by what she had done, and had nothing more to say. Instead he opened up his wallet, paid the bill, and left, still shaking his head in amazement.
The restaurant owner meanwhile has apologised over the incident and said that the cockroach had probably crawled into the dish from outside while cooking.
She added that the waitress had been punished for not accepting the fault, and had been told she was going to get a pay cut for the foreseeable future to teach her lesson.
Commentators however who viewed the video on social media sites said the waitress should have been given a pay rise.
It is not the first time a staff member has tried to defuse a hygiene row by eating the evidence.
In May, a restaurant manager ate a condom after customers found it in their fish dish.
He had rejected their claim it was a condom and insisted it was a ring of calamari and ate it to prove the point.

Senator Jim Mathias "A beautiful day in Crisfield"

Dear Friend,

Wow! Another beautiful day was in store for those who attended the 2014 J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake yesterday. Although it's always quoted as being "the hottest day of the year," yesterday proved to breezy and very enjoyable. It was great to see so many of our friends and neighbors gathering together to talk about politics, the summer, and what's happening on the Eastern Shore as well as throughout Maryland. It was exceptionally great to do this all over crabs, corn, and all things that are truly the best in Crisfield and throughout the Eastern Shore.

Most importantly, I am particularly proud that the 38th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake is in my district, and that I am able to show all the great things we have to offer to our friends and neighbors from around the state. I'm grateful and I want to say thank you to all my supporters who came out to the event. I truly appreciate Team Mathias and all your efforts and energy as we continue working towards victory in November. Please reach out to your friends and neighbors to join our growing team. We work hard and have a lot of fun as we move our campaign forward.

Thanks,

Jim Mathias

P.S. Don't forget to R.S.V.P to my event August 15th. Information about the event can be found here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

COMMUNITY ALERT: SHARE!!!!!!!!!



[Pocomoke City Police Department]

During the month of July 2014, there has been an increase in Theft from vehicles throughout the City of Pocomoke. Pocomoke City Police will be stepping up enforcement daily during the day and evening hours. 

Pocomoke City is a quiet suburban residential community and residents may become complacent about car security. I encourage residents to make sure you do not leave your keys in the ignition, the vehicle running and to keep your loose change, wallets, computers, headsets, etc. in plain view as these will be an enticement for a thief to enter your vehicle.

Often times, your homes' exterior lighting may too be dim or not in use. Overly tall shrubbery and other brush on the premises can provide thieves with the necessary cover they need to steal. Please stay vigilant for suspicious activity in your community and notify the Pocomoke City Police Department of suspicious activity.

Chief Kelvin D. Sewell

July 17, 2014

Pocomoke's Got Talent

If you have talent and would like to participate in our Pocomoke Idol on August 5, 2014 please email Angel Thornes at pcpdpolice@comcast.net.



Worcester County Maryland Library

Kyra Arnold won the Summer Reading Orioles Essay Contest. She will represent the Worcester County Library on the field at the game on August 3rd.




Costen House Museum


Pocomoke City Girl Scouts at Belle Beach, Public Landing 1936.


TIME MACHINE ... 1975, 1920, 1931, 1881, 1905

(Reader Friendly Viewing Of News Archive/Historical  Archive Material)

June, 1975
The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

School paper's adviser removed in sex controversy

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP)-  A controversy here over an issue of the Snow Hill school newspaper devoted to sex education has forced the removal of the paper's adviser in the same week she received an award as Maryland's "newspaper adviser of the year."

Rebecca Dawson, a 29-year-old French teacher at the small Worcester County school, was selected by the Baltimore Sunpapers last week as the winner of the 1975 scholastic journalism award.  

She was replaced shortly thereafter as teacher-adviser for the Eagle because of what school principal Kelly Hunt Shumate described as community wrath over the May 1 issue, which contained research by the staff into birth control, contraceptives, and abortion.

An accompanying editorial called for sex education in the school system starting in the sixth grade to help prevent teenage pregnancies.

Shumate said "there has been a great deal of reaction" to the sex education articles in the community, and added if he had seen them before publication he would not have approved them.

The principal said it is Miss Dawson's contention that neither an adviser nor any other school official can ethically or legally censor a student newspaper.  But, he continued, an adviser can exert strong guidance without outright censorship.

William M. Bernard, who heads the Sunpaper's high school journalism awards program, described the Eagle as a paper "that provides a forum in which students can have a part when there is no other outlet."

"It has gone beyond being a bulletin board," he continued, "and has not been afraid to get into issues the students are interested in."

To prepare the sex education issue, six staff members interviewed doctors, a psychiatrist, social service and public health officials, teenage mothers, and two 16-year-old unwed fathers.     

Footnote:  Two months later the approaching new school year brought  a new development.  Read about it next Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye.

March, 1920
The Washington Post

CRISFIELD PRAYS FOR TAX RELIEF

Believes Bills Would Kill Seafood Industries- Public Services Are Need

Crisfield, Md., March 21.-  Public prayer services were held in all the churches of Crisfield today, the ministers praying for the deliverance of their people from the hardships which they claim would be placed upon them by bills now in the legislature, which provide for increased taxes and lincenses on the different branches of the crab and oyster business.

For more than a week Crisfield has been alarmed by the prospect of what the majority of people say would be confiscatory  taxes on its one great industry- seafood.  Meetings of the protest have been held nightly.

The taxing measures are those which are backed in the legislature by the conservation commission and provide increased legislation fee on oysters, increased crabbers' license, increased oyster tongers' license and the placement of a shipment tax on hard and soft-shelled crabs. 

July, 1931
The Denton Journal

(Excerpts)

No Depression In Del-Mar-Va

That the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula will not admit that it is being "depressed by depression," will be broadcast to the nation next Sunday in the National Baloon Races, to be held at Akron, Ohio, where the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula will be represented by an entry.

Official announcement has been made at headquarters of The Del-Mar-Va Eastern Shore Association Monday that all arrangements for the Del-Mar-Va baloon to compete in the national race have been completed.  The baloon will be supplied by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, of Akron, Ohio, of standard racing size and especially equipped.

The primary purpose of the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula being represented in this event is to call attention to the fact that the Peninsula is one agricultural section which has withstood the recent unfavorable conditions in a sound manner and is facing the future most optimistically.

The Del-Mar-Va baloon will carry printed on each side, "Del-Mar-Va, the Peninsula of Plenty," the original slogan of the Del-Mar-Va Association when it was formed six years ago. Literature will be distributed by the pilots while the baloon is enroute.  It will include an invitation to visit and investigate Del-Mar-Va.

The entry of the Del-Mar-Va baloon has been made possible by the contributions of approximately twenty business leaders throughout the Peninsula who have accepted a pro rata share of the expense entailed.

Officials of the Del-Mar-Va Association feel that undoubtedly every citizen on the Peninsula will be interested in following this event and its outcome. It will undoubtedly be covered by radio broadcast. 

September, 1881 (Time Machine archive)
(Denton Journal)

Water Ten Cents A Gallon.-  Owing to the extremely dry weather of the past month the stock of water on hand in Crisfield has been entirely consumed.  The demand is now supplied from the Princess Anne wells .  It is brought down by the Eastern Shore Railroad Company and dealt out to the eager purchasers at ten cents per gallon.- Crisfield Leader.

July, 1905
(Peninsula Enterprise- Accomac Court House)

(Ad)

Sample Rooms.  Steam Heat.  Hot & Cold Water Bath Rooms.

Parker House,

A. Parker, Prop'r.

C.E. Towsend's Livery Attached.  Pocomoke City, Md.

All Kinds of High Grade Whiskies & Wines.  Sold by the gallon, quart and pint.   

Send Postoffice Money Order or Check with order and your address and Package will be shipped by First Train.


In 1902 The Times of Washington, D.C. published a full page feature article on "...the quaint island of Tangier, an island that is without a counterpart in this country."  It gave a most timely and interesting description of the Tangier Island of 112 years ago and the daily life of its citizens.  Beginning next Sunday we'll be posting a portion of this article each week.  


Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about?  It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish.   Send to tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!



"Somewhere over
the Rainbow
Bluebirds fly..."

Flying on for JMMB

Team Britt's Support Our Troops Project

T shirts! Get your t shirts and bracelets! Have a lottt, really need to sell them guys! Would love to do a new design but we must sell these first! They are 15 dollars. Currently have all sizes. If you are far away, you can send a check and I will ship!! Or I can meet up with you, or you can get from enchanted florist if I know ahead of time. That is also where donations are accepted! Thank you! T shirts are 15 and bracelets are 20. Half goes to the project! ! Contact me to order yours today!





We reached 350 likes today! That's great for our little area. The project has grown a lot and I am very thankful for that. We've reached so many troops. Thank you. Have whole box of shirts that need to go!! $15 and half goes to the project, I'd love to do a new design but not until these are gone! Help us sell them and spread the word. Don't forget letters can be done all year and donations can be dropped off at enchanted florist, hygiene products and snacks that won't melt, drink mixes, and really anything is great, money is great too to purchase items we are lacking or for shipping one box at 15 dollars! Thank you! Feel free to share posts and the page to spread the word more.