Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pocomoke Community Giving Garden

Community Giving Garden
Corner of Willow Street
Clarke Avenue
Pocomoke City, Maryland

This photo of the garden was taken Friday night during the Art Stroll downtown.  A large amount of string beans have already been picked this year and more vegetables will need to be picked soon! Vegetables go to the Samaritan Shelter in Pocomoke City.

for planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.

If you are interested contact:
Neelam Strom -  443-437-7203
Norma Howard - 410726-0066

 ~Help to serve, strength, give back and grow the community ~

Concert In Byrd Park - Snow Hill- Tomorrow

Last concert for the season

U.S. Army's Field Band "The Volunteers"
Sunday   August 19, 2012
3:30 pm

Bring your families, blankets, and lawn chairs to the park and enjoy a wide variety of music.

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Traveling Back To 1903 On Tangier Island

The headline reads "Happy Tangier Island- A Chesapeake Colony Where Poverty And Crime Are Unknown," and the article from more than a century ago describes life as it existed then on Tangier.

Read more about it this Sunday on the Pocomoke Public Eye. Plus from 1974.. the new Delmarva Poultry Princess is a 16-year-old from Pocomoke City!

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. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Rocket Mission Carrying University Student Experiments

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- University students will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch will take place between 6:30 and 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.
Four university experiments will be flown as part of an educational project called RockSat-X, which is designed to provide students hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing and conducting experiments for space flight. The project is a joint effort between NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The selected experiments for this year's RockSat launch are from Baylor University in Waco, Texas; University of Colorado at Boulder; the University of Puerto Rico; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va.

"RockSat-X is part of a series of student flight programs designed to enhance students' skills and prepare them for careers at NASA and in the aerospace industry," said Chris Koehler, director of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

The program begins with a hands-on workshop called RockOn and then proceeds to the RockSat-C and RockSat-X programs. At each level, the experiments become more complex, which provides students an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the requirements for developing space-based experiments.

The experiments will fly on a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute rocket to a projected altitude of 98 miles. After the 15-minute flight, the payload carrying the experiments will splash down via parachute in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 66 miles off the coast of Virginia. The 875-pound payload will be recovered for re-use and experiment analysis.

The University of Puerto Rico will use a mass spectrometer to conduct an analysis of atmospheric particles and pressure. Virginia Tech and Baylor universities have teamed up to measure nitric oxide and atmospheric dust. The University of Colorado will be testing a device to assist in de-orbiting small spacecraft and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium will fly seven cameras to capture all the action in high-definition, which will be made available to the public shortly after recovery.

The RockSat-X concept provides students with a payload structure with pre-defined mechanical, power and data interfaces and volume and mass limits. This is the second RockSat-X mission, with the first having been flown July 11, 2011.

The project will be the ninth suborbital rocket mission this year from NASA's launch facility on Wallops Island and the first of four launches scheduled through mid-September.

RockSat-X program information is available at:

The launch will be available live on Ustream at:

For more about NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, visit:

Special Session Reaps Dividends for Lower Shore - by Delegate Michael McDermott

"Infusing Republican Principles into a Democratic Bill"

The recent Special Session centered on the business of gaming in Maryland. As the governor sought support for the legislation, I was provided an open opportunity to help craft a bill which will do more to support our local interests. This dialogue resulted in significant changes to the bill which will have a tremendous impact across the state, on the lower shore, and, specifically, for Worcester County.

When the original bill was passed in 2007 authorizing casinos in Maryland, a significant portion of our local impact money was sent to Baltimore City (18%) and Prince George’s County ($1 million). This was hardly appropriate as neither entity was being impacted by Ocean Downs. This was found out, after the fact, when somebody decided to read the bill.

My discussions focussed on these kickbacks to the western shore. We also reviewed the restrictions placed on Ocean Downs which are not applied to any other site in the state (they included: no hotel, no convention center, no free food or drinks, and limited entertainment to a single piano player). My discussions with Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan indicated a strong desire to keep the restrictions in place, but an understanding that some flexibility on the entertainment issue may be reasonable. I expressed this in my negotiations and the mayor also lobbied Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch.

The result was a bill which addressed the restrictions while relaxing the entertainment provisions. Further, it provided an additional $200,000.00 annual grant to Worcester County and a 5% return of local impact money achieved from table games in Prince George’s County to Worcester County. It also provided relief for the owner/operators by reducing their tax rate from 67% to 57%, a recognition by the Lottery Commission that Ocean Downs has been posting losses over $2 million since opening. It was a good start, but it did not address the 18% transfer to Baltimore City.

With the bill in the House of Delegates, I worked toward the goal of making the bill better. Two amendments were offered which made a significant difference. As a member of the Veteran’s Caucus, I was pleased that we were able to secure support for an amendment allowing American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Posts in the state to have a few slot machines just as those on the Eastern Shore have had for years. Proceeds will be directed to our veterans through established funds while also supporting the local posts and lodges. This provision had been sought for years and I was happy that the opportunity had finally arrived.

The issue of Baltimore City’s cut of our local impact dollars was also addressed by way of a House amendment. That change will return 100% of the money to us which had previously been given to Baltimore City, and it will happen for all three rural casinos. This was a big win.

It is interesting that the democrats have confessed by this legislation that cutting taxes and reducing regulations are good for business and job growth in Maryland. As many of our businesses are hurting and jobs are on the line, perhaps they will be willing to do for all Maryland business and industry what they have seen as needed for gaming. I will be reminding them on a regular basis.

This legislation will result in thousands of jobs (permanent and temporary) created in Maryland and billions in economic investment. Now the matter will go to the voters in November.

If you believe there is a "war on rural Maryland", this marks the beginning of reparations.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Maryland's Unemployment Rate Edges up to 7%

Maryland's unemployment rate inched up to 7% today in the latest state employment picture released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From June to July, the state netted a gain of 800 jobs, while June's numbers were revised sightly upwards. The June unemployment rate was 6.9%, while January was 6.5%.

This is not nearly enough job growth to say we're competitive in the region," said Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan. "And a spike of half a point in the unemployment rate since the beginning of the year is a disturbing trend to say the least."

Virginia saw a gain of 21,300 new jobs, the third-highest in the country between June and July, and its unemployment rate is 5.9%

"Maryland has a formidable competitor south of the Potomac and Virginia once again is showing the way forward in job growth," added Hogan.

Bishopville, MD. Man Arrested For Growing Pot

On August 10, 2012, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Bishopville, Maryland relating to a marijuana cultivation investigation being conducted jointly by the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit. As a result of this search and seizure warrant a total of sixty-seven (67) marijuana plants were located in a wooded area adjacent to the residence. These marijuana plants ranged from one foot to eight feet in height.

Evidence was also recovered in this search and seizure warrant linking the suspect, Jason Vermillion, age 32, of Bishopville Md. to these marijuana plants. A search Vermillion’s residence also revealed thirty eight (38) grams of marijuana, numerous items of paraphernalia along with multiple firearms. Vermillion was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses:

Possession of Marijuana
Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
Manufacturing Marijuana
Possession of paraphernalia

Vermillion was subsequently committed to the Worcester County Jail on a $7,000.00 bond. The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office during the execution of this search and seizure warrant.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release.

Matthew Burton - Held Without Bond-

From the Office of the State's Attorney For Worcester County, Beau Oglesby

SNOW HILL/Friday – Matthew Burton, 28, of Dagsboro, Delaware, whom is accused of murdering Nicole Bennett on June 14th, was held without bond today pending his next court appearance. Burton appeared before the Honorable Gerald Purnell in the District Court of Maryland located in Snow Hill represented by the Office of the Public Defender.
The State’s Attorney for Worcester County, Beau Oglesby requested that Burton be held without bond given his out of state address, attempts to fight extradition and "very real danger" that he poses to the community if allowed pre-trial release.

Don't Miss The 3rd Friday Art Stroll !!

.....This and lots more............

Riverside Grill ~ Specials For Friday


Seafood Chowder (cream base, crab, shrimp, clams) with half ham sandwich or side salad 6.99

Fried Shrimp Basket with fries 8.99

Pesto Pasta Sald with grilled chicken 7.99 or blackened shrimp 9.99

Tropical Salad with chilled shrimp 8.99

Crab Cake Caesar 16.99
~We will also have dinner entrees on special
tonight  starting at  5PM~

Starting at 8 PM every Friday night:$3.50 Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan drinks
$1.50 domestic drafts

Happy Hour 4-7 PM: $1 off all appetizers and most drinks

Pocomoke High School Class of 1982 To Hold 30th Reunion




Home of the Warriors

~30th Class Reunion~

Friday Evening- Classmates and guests will gather at the Upper Deck for cocktails and an evening of socializing.

Saturday Evening- Official gathering of classmates and guests at the Riverside Grill downtown Pocomoke.

Tammy says: "Some familiar faces should be trekking back to Pocomoke City for this event!"


Submitted to us by Tammy

Happy Ending For Family Pet Missing Since June

Most of us have seen the Lost Dog flyer for Dozer that has been circulating around facebook for months. Most of us have shared it with others many times. Hallwood is just a small town not far at all from where I live so naturally I've kept an eye out for the poor guy. Here's Doser's story.
Photo Samantha Pioli
Accomack County Dog Found in Texas
HALLWOOD, Va.- Samantha Pioli says she came home to find her dog, Dozer missing when she was moving to Hallwood from Bloxom in May.  She said she did not know what to do.

"On one of the trips back to get another load we realized that he wasn't barking or anything so we went back there and he was gone....The chain was laying on the ground. His collar, I'm assuming, was still on him because we didn't find it anywhere."

Pioli said she began to use social media sites like and that helped her get to Lost and Found Dog's VA's Facebook page.  She even created a page for herself.

As it turns out, Pioli's dog ended up more than 1,400 miles away in Garland, Texas.  A woman named Michelle Ferrer called Samantha on Sunday, Aug. 12, with some good news.

"Saturday evening we were having dinner and our doorbell rang and our neighbor said a big dog had come out of nowhere and ran straight in their garage and they didn't know what to do with it," Ferrer said.

After confirming markings on the dog and a response to the name Dozer, Samantha said she was not sure until a certain behavior was confirmed. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Virginia Bakery Refuses To Serve Biden, Angry Over Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” Comment

Asked why he was turning down the opportunity: “Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’ speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night long. Did not sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”

SOURCE: Breitbart>>

Matthew Burton Detained At Worcester County Jail

From the office of the State's Attorney For Worcester County, Beau Oglesby

SNOW HILL – On August 16, 2012 an extradition hearing was held in the Superior Court for Delaware located in Georgetown, where Matthew Burton, 28, of Dagsboro, Delaware, whom is accused of murdering Nicole Bennett on June 14th, was ordered to be extradited to Maryland by Judge T. Henley Graves.

Following the extradition hearing, Burton was transported by members of the Maryland State... Police to Snow Hill where he appeared before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance. Beau Oglesby, The State’s Attorney for Worcester County was present at the appearance where Burton was denied bail. Burton is currently being detained at the Worcester County Jail.

Mr. Oglesby expressed sincere gratitude to the Office of The Attorney General for Delaware, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division and The Delaware State Police for their hard work, dedication and tireless resolve. He further stated, "The cooperation and collaboration between the two jurisdictions has been seamless."

Burton is scheduled to appear before a District Court Judge on Friday, August 17th, for a bail review hearing. No other trial dates are currently scheduled in this matter.

Pet Adoption Day and Bake Sale !!

Somerset County Animal Control

will hold a


in front of

Tractor Supply


Pocomoke City, MD.

Friday August 17, 2012
10:00 am until 1:00 pm

* Some pets will be there available for adoption*

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Traveling Back To 1903 On Tangier Island

The headline reads "Happy Tangier Island- A Chesapeake Colony Where Poverty And Crime Are Unknown," and the article from more than a century ago describes life as it then existed on Tangier.

Read more about it, plus other items also, this Sunday on 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. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Events Coming To The Pocomoke Fairgrounds




ATV Registration @ 9:00 AM/ Events @ 10:00 AM


Admission - $7:00 for ALL DAY

Fair Consession Stand will be open!

At the Mar-Va Theater This Weekend

Friday  August 17th
Saturday  August 18th
Show  7 PM
Tickets   $5.00

Indy Comedy "Ping Pong Summer" To Shoot in Maryland This Fall

Another movie to be filmed in Ocean City!
Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2012) –  Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that independent film “Ping Pong Summer” will begin six weeks of filming in Ocean City in September. The coming-of-age comedy,  which is written and will be directed by Maryland native Michael Tully, is set in Ocean City during the 1980’s and is based on Tully’s annual vacations to the beach.

The film’s cast includes Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”, “Thelma and Louise”, “Bull Durham”); Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”, “The Good Wife”); and John Hannah (“The Mummy”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”). The Maryland Film Office estimates that this production could result in the hiring 90 local crew, actors and extras, and the purchase or renting goods and services from over 140 Maryland businesses. The direct, indirect and induced economic impact for the State of Maryland will be approximately $2 million.

“We look forward to welcoming Marylander Michael Tully and the ‘Ping Pong Summer’ production team,” said Governor O’Malley. “Working together with our partners from Worcester County and Ocean City, we were able to secure this film that will strengthen our State’s economy, create jobs and highlight one of Maryland’s most family-friendly vacation destinations.”

“For 20 years I have fantasized about making “Ping Pong Summer “in Ocean City,” said writer and director Tully. “Now, thanks to the efforts of the State of Maryland, Worcester County, Ocean City and many enthusiastic people in Maryland, the time has come.  I am grateful and excited to be able to recreate the summer vacation of my dreams on film in Ocean City.”

“A huge goal with this film was always to give it an authentic sense of place, specifically Ocean City,” said producer George Rush “The State of Maryland, Worcester County and Ocean City have been extremely supportive towards our production. To say we are pleased to be here is an understatement.”

The Netflix series House of Card continues production in Maryland and the Emmy-nominated HBO series VEEP will be returning to Maryland to shoot their second season in the fall.

Maryland’s newly enacted Film Production Employment Act of 2011 helped to secure this production. The fund offers a partial tax credit for local production expenditures and encourages producers to use local film crews.

The Maryland Film Office, located in Baltimore and part of the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, is an agency of the state's Department of Business and Economic Development. It provides location scouting and pre-production research, in addition to acting as a government and community liaison throughout film production. For more information, visit
Press Release provided by Karen Glenn Hood of PressRoom Maryland of Opportunity. 410.767.6318

Discovery Center Welcomes "Lady G"

These are fascinating to watch!

Photo/Brian Garrett
 The Discovery Center welcomes "Lady G", otherwise known as Gagita, the black and gold orbweaver.

Photo/Brian Garrett
Come say Hi or watch her as she catches her prey in her stunning web. 

OPEN TONIGHT (Thursday) Until 7 PM


Jason Paul Mackulin
On August 12, 2012, at approximately 10 a.m. Ocean City Police responded to the area of
120th Street in reference to a disturbance.  After arriving on scene, officers were confronted by a group of persons who advised that a male who was staying with the group in unit, had been involved in either a fight or an argument with several persons in that unit.

During the incident the male suspect, who was later identified as Jason Paul Mackulin, 31, of Littlestown, PA, displayed a TASER.  While officers were speaking to citizens in the parking lot, Mackulin came out of the unit and was detained by police.

While at the scene, officers learned that Mackulin assaulted his girlfriend and her 14-year-old son. Police further learned that the original disturbance involving Mackulin, may have been as a result of Mackulin being involved with a sexual assault of a 15-year-old female, not related to Mackulin, who was also staying in the same unit.

As a result of the investigation, which detectives responded to the scene and determined that MacKulin had sexually assaulted the 15-year-old female, OCPD Detectives charged Mackulin with: 2nd degree rape, 3rd and 4th degree sex offense and 2nd degree assault involving the 15-year-old female. Mackulin was also charged with 2nd degree domestic assault of his girlfriend and 2nd degree assault of her 14-year-old son.

Mackulin was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and has been held without bond.  During a bond review, Mackulin was held on $250,000 and was transferred to the Worcester County Jail.

Ocean City Police Department News Release

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has placed the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland and the adjacent waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean on a severe thunderstorm watch until 9:30 Wednesday evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for storm development.

One LUCKY Thief!

Antonio Eduardo Lacaffine

Victim of Burglary Escorts Suspect Out of Home After Burglary

On August 12, 2012 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Ocean City Police responded to the area of 4401 Atlantic Ave, in reference to suspicious activity, possibly a burglary in progress.

Police arrived at the scene and met with the victim who related he had heard noise on the lower floors of his unit.  When the victim went downstairs to investigate he observed a male suspect attempting to steal various items.  The victim, who confronted the suspect in the residence and stopped him from stealing the items, escorted the suspect out of the residence.

Officers obtained a detailed description of the suspect, who was last seen walking towards the 10 bock of 45th Street, and broadcast it to other police personnel.  Shortly after, officers located a person matching the description of the suspect in the area of 45th Street and Coastal Highway and identified him as Antonio Eduardo Lacaffine, 29, of Uniontown, PA.

After the victim positively identified Lacaffine as being the person in his home, police placed him under arrest for 1st degree burglary, 3rd degree burglary, 4th degree burglary, and for theft under $100.00.

Lacaffine was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was held on $25,000 bond.  Lacaffine was transferred to the Worcester County Jail.

Ocean City Police Department News Release

Reminder: Delmarva Discovery Center Has Extended Hours


Community Giving Garden Is Thriving !!

Look how this garden is growing!! 
Five pounds of string beans were picked just yesterday and will go to the Samaritan Shelter.

 *See Below to VOLUNTEER*


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

David C. Parks- Arrested For Arson- Again

This name sure has been brought up quite frequently  around here in the past few days and months.  It was once thought that Parks set fire to the Bloxom, Va. fire house one evening while firefighters were out fighting a house fire. It was never proven and Parks was never charged.

SNOW HILL, Md. — An Accomack County man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with an April 11 barn fire near Pocomoke City.

David Clifton Parks, 37, of Melfa, is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property, according to Worcester Co., Md., Fire Marshal Jeffrey McMahon.

He is being held at the Worcester County Jail on a $500,000 bond, McMahon said in a release.

Parks was arrested in Accomack County after a joint investigation conducted by Virginia State Police and Worcester County authorities.
Photo/Wor. Co. Fire Marshall's Office

He appeared in court in Accomack County on Monday and waived extradition. He was transported Tuesday to Maryland.

The fire allegedly was set on Sheephouse Road, which intersects U.S. Route 13 about three miles north of the Virginia state line.

Parks in 2006 was charged with starting four Salisbury, Md., arsons at the Country House, a tea room, the former Feldman's building and a vehicle fire at the old Salisbury Mall site. He was a Norfolk firefighter at the time.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of arson and two counts of reckless endangerment, served prison time in Maryland and was living in Accomack County while on post-release probation.

McMahon said Worcester County investigators are working with Virginia officials in probes of several fires in the northern Accomack and southern Worcester areas. He said Parks “has not been connected to those at this particular time.”


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Contact: Angela Manos
                                                Phone: 410.603.1178

Pocomoke City –14 August 2012  This Friday the Downtown Pocomoke Association and the City of Pocomoke will host their first THIRD FRIDAY ART STROLL for Downtown Pocomoke, beginning at 5:30pm and ending at 8:30pm, followed by an after-stroll party at the new Riverside Grill.  The event will take place on Market Street, near the river, and is another step in Pocomoke’s overall downtown revitalization effort.

Artists selected to display their works, include: mixed media artist, Annette Heimbruch Hicks, Pocomoke, who will be showing at Classic Collections; watercolorist Donna Faye Hope, Pocomoke, showing at Enchanted Florist; photographer John Thomas Rafter, Pocomoke, displaying at Lusby’s True Value Hardware & Appliances; watercolorist Jean Mason, Pocomoke, showing at Robin Anne’s Quilting Service; and mixed media artists Chris Pruitt and Sara Fluhart, of Greenbackville and Pungoteague respectively, will both be showing outside of Cole’s Cakes.  Chris Pruitt will also be generously sharing his time and talents by offering children’s face-painting.   Watercolorists Jan Coulbourne and Leslie Brett, both of Captain’s Cove, will be showing and demonstrating their technique at the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce’s Open House.  Acrylic artist, Jenny Somers, of Chincoteague, will be hosted by A Second Time Around.  She will display for sale original paintings, signed giclee prints and hand-painted Christmas balls and note cards.  She will also demonstrate her technique.

Visitors to the art stroll may also enjoy the old-time crooning of traditional musician Diana Wagner, who will be seated just outside the Mar-Va Theater & Performing Arts Center.  Later, both collectors and artists are invited to an After-Stroll Party at the new Riverside Grill where classical guitarist, Patrick Hooks, will entertain guests.   The restaurant will also be offering drink and appetizer specials for art stroll participants.

Seven of these talented Eastern Shore artists generously donated a piece of their artwork to raise money for Pocomoke’s downtown revitalization effort.  Throughout the stroll the downtown host businesses will be holding drawings for the donated artwork.  Businesses will also be offering complimentary refreshments.  Some will offer discounts and give-aways of their own; including a drawing for a free floral arrangement from Enchanted Florist and Classic Collections will give every 10th visitor a free sterling silver ring.  All will share tickets for discounted wine and appetizers at the After-Stroll Party.

ALL artists will have their work displayed AND FOR SALE!  

Contact: For more information, please contact, Angela Manos at: 410.603.1178, or .  Those interested in the city’s downtown efforts in general, should also, visit: and

~Riverside Grill~

Chili with half turkey sandwich or side salad 5.99

Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans 6.99

Taco Salad 6.99

Fried Shrimp Basket and Fries 8.99

Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Starting at 4 PM: 99 cent kid's meals

~Bay Queen Cruises~ Downtown Pocomoke

Relax this summer by taking a cruise on the scenic Pocomoke River aboard the Bay Queeen.

 Before the cruise have lunch at the RIVERSIDE GRILL.

Photo/Donna Clarke


The Price Is Right Invites Male Models to Come On Down!

If the Price Is Right was on the East Coast would you have what it takes to be that male model?

If you’re a decent enough-looking chap with a knack for caressing the contours of a washer-dryer set, your time is now.

The longest-running game show in history, CBS’ The Price Is Right, is launching its first-ever casting call to find a male model, with portions of the process airing as a web series. At the end of the search, one lucky looker will join Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne, Manuela Arbelaez and Rachel Reynolds in helping players navigate the likes of Plinko and best appreciate eye-widening prize showcases.

The search begins Aug. 30 with an open call in Los Angeles, where hunky hopefuls will be interviewed by TPIR producers and the four female models. There, candidates will demonstrate verbal skills as well as the ability to pose and “properly showcase a product.” (Matt’s Helpful Hint No. 1: Do not straddle the JetSki backwards.)

As contenders move through the process and have their on-camera presence/skills further tested, the judges will make eliminations but also afford cast-offs some opportunity to jump back into the mix.

On Sept. 28, as up to six finalists are announced on The Price Is Right, the five-episode web series will launch (at and, showing the wannabes engaging in assorted challenges. Viewers will then have until Oct. 4 to vote for their pick to land a one-week gig on TPIR (beginning Oct. 15).

2012 Shop Maryland Tax Free Week

Maryland goes tax-free for back-to-school shopping week. From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, August 12, through midnight Saturday, August 18, qualifying clothes and shoes, costing up to $100 per item, will be exempt from Maryland's six percent sales tax.

A list of exempt and taxable items is available on the Comptroller's website at or by calling the Taxpayer Service section toll-free at 1-800-MDTAXES from elsewhere.

In addition to the back-to-school shopping event this summer, there will also be a tax-free weekend on ENERGY STAR products during the third weekend in February 2013.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 11am until 6pm and join us at the Oasis in Whaleyville for the “BEST WINGS ON DELMARVA” contest (indoor/outdoor event). Come out and support The Wounded Warriors & FOP Lodge 50 for this fundraiser that will repeat itself year after year! We will have local
restaurants competing for the best wings (judged by you),
as well as a wing eating contest.


DUNKING BOOTH (w/ special surprise guests)

13 and Up - $10 donation at the door
Kids 12 and Under Enter Free

"Feathered Fiesta" ~ Delmarva Discovery Center

Feeding Wildlife Is Illegal

Last year, on July 1st 2011, it became unlawful to feed wildlife in such a way that the food or attractant being placed creates a situation where the increased presence of wildlife causes property damage, endangers people or other species of wildlife, or creates a public health concern. Even though the effects of feeding wildlife can seem minimal to some, this behavior has the potential to create dangerous situations, as well as to have a significant impact on personal property. When wild animals are allowed to feed on human-related food sources, they can become dependent on people for food and lose their innate fear of humans, a situation which could be detrimental to both the animals and to people. Feeding also draws animals unnecessarily close to our homes, where they could cause damage to residential landscaping, decks and patios, gardens, and crops.

People who feed wild animals are often doing harm to the very animals they are trying to help. An artificial food source will often create unnatural concentrations of animals, increasing the potential for the spread of wildlife diseases. A pile of food meant for one species is going to attract many others, some of which may carry undesirable parasites or diseases such as Lyme disease and rabies that can impact humans and domestic animals. The spread of wildlife diseases is also a serious concern to wildlife management officials both here in Virginia and across the United States. Keep wildlife wild by not feeding them and by letting them live as nature intended.

Go to  to learn more about responsible wildlife feeding practices. You can also find the telephone number for your nearest Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries regional office if you have any questions concerning feeding regulations and would like to talk to a wildlife biologist or conservation police officer.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Praise In the Park"

It's wonderful to see that so many members and friends of the local churches chose the beautiful Cypress Park to gather and spend the evening together last Wednesday evening. 

An inspirational evening in Cypress Park.

"Praise In the Park"

"Praise In the Park" message was deliverd by Jamar Jackson from Mt. Zion UM Church

Sarah Butler from Bethany Church sang "God Bless America"

Rev. Jonathan Whitney
Mt. Zion UM Church Choir

Gwendolyn from St. John's  UM Church

St. Johns UM Church

St. Johns UM Church

St James UM Church
Liturgical Dance

Brittany Lewis from Salem UM Methodist Church
Four-Given from Salem  UM Church
Salem UM Church Choir

Thanks Christy for sending the photos!