Saturday, November 24, 2012

WANTED By Pocomoke City Police Department

Laquan Townsend
Pocomoke City Police Department still hold an active warrant for Laquan "Ziggy" Townsend, age 18 of Princess Anne, MD who was also involved with the September 18th stabbing of a Pocomoke City resident.

Mark Larenell Drummond and Desmond Roberts, Jr. were previously arrested.

If you have any information please call the Pocomoke City Police Deptartment (410) 957-1600

Abandoned Building Fire #21 ~ PHOTOS

Chicken house fire on Holland Road called in to 911 around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

New Church, Greenbackville, Bloxom, Atlantic, Bloxom and Pocomoke City responded.

Chicken houses are located on Holland Road in New Church, Virginia.

If you have seen anything suspicious at all or have any information at PLEASE call 1-800-582-8350 or (757) 424-6820; or call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for infomation that leads to an arrest!

Riverside Grill Pocomoke

NOVEMBER 24, 2012

-Oyster Stew w/ ½ deli sandwich or side salad 6.99
-NC Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ cole slaw and hush puppies 6.99
-Soft shell crab sandwich w/ chips and a pickle 9.99
-Single-Fried Oysters (dozen) 10.99
-Wedge Salad w/ blackened shrimp 8.99

All Day

 Shrimp Baskets for 7.99
 $2.50 Mimosas
 Bloody Mary’s

Starting @ 5:
 $4 burgers

Starting @ 8:

 $3.50 Stoli drinks
 $3 Coronas
 Corona Lights and Red Stripes

Abandoned Chicken House Fire is Fire # 21 !!

An abandoned chicken house in New Church, Virginia was reported on fire around 2:30 Saturday morning.

New Church, Pocomoke City, Atlantic, Bloxom fire companies battled the fire in the high winds but had the blaze under control and had returned to their stations by 5:31 A.M. 

On November 22 at 8:30 PM  (Thanksgiving Day)  fire was reported in an abandoned structure on Beacon Road in Melfa very near the Fire Training Center.  The building was fully involved when fire companies arrived.  According to a report from WTKR NEWS the person/persons entered from the back of this abandoned structure so they could not be seen from Beacon Road.

 The  Virginia State police and local fire investigators believe someone in Accomack County has a suspicion who is behind these fires and the person(s) responsible may  likely be  carrying around gasoline cans, and has maybe even at some point  burned himself starting these fires.

Since November 12, 2012 Accomack County fire companies have battled  21 blazes that have been set  mostly in abandoned structures. 

If you have seen anything suspicious at all or have any information at PLEASE call 1-800-582-8350 or (757) 424-6820; or call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for infomation that leads to an arrest!

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Early Rock 'N Roll Legend Performs On Eastern Shore!

The year is 1958 and a band that helped launch Rock 'N Roll comes to the lower Eastern Shore. They "blazed a glittering trail across the stage of the Boulevard Theater last night. It was 'crazy, man, crazy,' all the way."

Read more about it on this Sunday's TIME MACHINE here at the Pocomoke Public Eye!
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Early Rock 'N Roll Legend Performs On Eastern Shore!

The year is 1958 and a band that helped launch Rock 'N Roll comes to the lower Eastern Shore. They "blazed a glittering trail across the stage of the Boulevard Theater last night. It was 'crazy, man, crazy,' all the way."

Read more about it on this Sunday's TIME MACHINE 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 and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Specials ~ Riverside Grill Pocomoke

Riverside Grill will be CLOSED Thursday - Thanksgiving Day- but will be OPEN on Black Friday!

Friday, November 23, 2012 will be  BURGER NIGHT with $4.00  burgers ALL DAY AND NIGHT!

November 21, 2012

-Turkey Noodle Soup w/ 1/2 sandwich or side salad 5.99
-Turkey Platter w/ stuffing and green beans 6.99
-Raspberry Walnut Salad 7.99
-Buffalo Shrimp w/ carrots, celery, and cole slaw 8.99

4  ~  7 w/ $1.00 OFF all appetizers

@8 PM

$5 crab dip
 $2 house wine
 $2 coors lt draft
$5 pink or white cosmos

Still Time For Christmas Parade Applications....

Pocomoke Christmas Parade
40th Year

On Monday night, November 26, 2012, Pocomoke City will be transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" as the town plays host to one of Delmarva’s largest nighttime Christmas parades as we celebrate our 40th year.

Always held on the first Monday night after Thanksgiving, the Pocomoke parade has become an Eastern Shore tradition and will attract over 100 units from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia along along with thousands of spectators!

If you interested in getting in the parade you have until Friday Nov. 23 to get in your application.
Go to: 

In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be postponed until Tuesday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m.

President Declares Disaster For Maryland

Alice Bavis
WASHINGTON, DC-  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal disaster aid is available to the State of Maryland.  The money will supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26 to November 4, 2012.

According to FEMA, the President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The aid will cover damage in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties and the Independent City of Baltimore.

FEMA named Michael J. Lapinski as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Lapinski said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Pocomoke City ~ An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Photo/City of Pocomoke

Pocomoke City – 13 November 2011 – Downtown Pocomoke City will come alive with live Christmas performances, festivities and complimentary refreshments, Friday, November 30. An Old-Fashioned Christmas Evening & Community Fundraiser to support the Samaritan Shelter and the Sturgis One Room School House will be held in historic downtown Pocomoke City, in front of City Hall, at 101 Clarke Avenue. Mayor Bruce Morrison will serve up a

Photo/City of Pocomoke

winter wonderland for residents and visitors, alike. This is all part of "Christmas Week in Pocomoke," with the 40th Annual Pocomoke City Christmas Parade kicking off the season, on Monday night beginning at 7:00pm.

Live music begins at 5:00pm, with cherubs from the Pocomoke Elementary Afterschool Choir, followed by Sarah Bernstein at 5:30pm. After a Christmas performance by the Dance Loft and carols sung by the Pocomoke High School Show Choir, Mayor Morrison will light the town Christmas tree at 8:30pm.
A special event this year will be a wreath decorating contest and silent auction to benefit the Sturgis One Room School Museum.

Photo/City of Pocomoke
The public is welcome to bid on decorative wreaths created by Pocomoke area businesses and families. All proceeds will go the upkeep and restoration of the museum, just as its long-time operators, Sudie and James Gatling retire.

Photo/City of Pocomoke
Other highlights of the evening include horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa Claus house, a valuable raffle and kid’s holiday craft-making. FREE refreshments will include: wine and mulled wine from Layton’s Chance Winery, soda, water, and hot dogs and s’mores toasted around a centralized bonfire! In addition, community vendors will be on hand to serve hot cocoa, coffee, hot cider and peppermint sticks, cotton candy and hot pretzels, as part of local fundraising efforts.

Again this year, the city is asking for residents and visitors to bring donations in the form of non-perishable foods, cleaning products or cash for the local Samaritan Shelter, serving families in crisis.

For more information, please contact, Angela Manos, at 410.603.1178, or visit
for a complete schedule of events.
Submitted: Angela Manos

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Virginia State Police Seek Public's Help In Catching Arsonist

Investigators with the Accomack County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Chesapeake Field Office are asking for the public's assistance in solving a recent rash of arson fires occurring on the Eastern Shore.

Since Tuesday, November 13, there have been 16 reported fires set at abandoned structures in Accomack County. No injuries have resulted from the fires, which typically occur in the overnight hours. The most recent incidents were on Monday night, November 19 in the Tasley community with two abandoned, neighboring houses set fire. It is not uncommon for multiple fires to be set per night at various locations.

Anyone with information about the fires or recalls seeing any vehicles or individuals near the destroyed structures is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police Chesapeake Headquarters toll free at 1-800-582-8350 or the Accomack County Sheriff's office at 787-1311.

Information that leads to an arrest and conviction could result in an award of up to $5,000 from the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

More Information Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Invest


Riverside Grill Pocomoke

November 20, 2012

-Veggie Chili w/ 1/2 sandwich or side salad 5.99
-Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes and green beans 6.99
-Apple Cranberry Salad 7.99
-Ale Batter Fried Shrimp Basket w/ fries 8.99

@4PM - .99 cent kids meals

4  -  7

Starting @ 8 PM ~
.50 cent wings
(buffalo, old bay, BBQ, mild, and extra hot)

Troopers Remind Travelers To "Drive As If Their Lives Depend On It"

From the Maryland State Police
(PIKESVILLE, MD) – The Thanksgiving holiday period is the busiest travel time of the year and the Maryland State Police want to remind those traveling to drive safely because their lives and the lives of others may depend on it.

Troopers are joining forces with local law enforcement and the Maryland Highway Safety office to remind motorists that driving while impaired or distracted is not a good way to start the holiday season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,885 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2010 and 10,228 of those fatalities involved alcohol-impaired drivers.

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown has ordered traffic safety initiatives to be conducted throughout the state. Those initiatives include DUI saturation patrols, as well as focused efforts on speed enforcement and aggressive and distracted driving. “With the increased traffic on the roads during this traveling season, arriving safely should be drivers’ number one priority,” Colonel Brown said. “There will be extra patrols and cooperative enforcement initiatives with local law enforcement agencies targeting drunk, aggressive, and distracted drivers, as well as those exceeding the speed limit, refusing to wear their seatbelts, or not having a child properly placed in a safety seat.”

Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the holiday shopping season and troopers are encouraging motorists to look out for pedestrians, especially around shopping areas. There were 85 pedestrian fatalities from January 1, 2011 through November 14, 2011. While overall pedestrian fatalities have dropped to 72 for the same time this year, some areas have experienced increases. Many housing developments are in close proximity to shopping malls. Shoppers may not be giving their full time and attention to their surroundings, drivers need to look out for them.

To stay safe this Thanksgiving season, the Maryland State Police recommend motorists plan ahead, be courteous and be patient when traveling. Drivers should not text or make any handheld cell phone calls. Always reduce as many distractions as possible while driving. If you find yourself impaired, call a friend or family member, use public transportation, or call a cab. If you see a driver you think is impaired or driving their vehicle in an unsafe manner, keep a safe distance and contact law enforcement.

The additional State Police patrols are in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiatives. High visibility enforcement is planned on Maryland roads, with a special emphasis on interstates and major highways where the majority of travel will be occurring.
Overtime funding for additional patrols will be provided by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

Deadline Extended For Hauling Debris From Storm

The deadline for accepting storm debris free-of-charge at County landfill has been extended.

Tipping fees will be waived for debris as a result of Hurricane Sandy, through December 20, 2012.

Haulers will be required to provide their name and 911 address of the 911 address of the location the debris originated.

Cape Charles Teacher Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Sexual Battery

Aaron Daniel Siegrist
 Written by
Connie Morrison
Aaron Daniel Siegrist, of Cape Charles, pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery on November 19th in Northampton County Circuit Court.

Mr. Siegrist was employed as a 4th grade teacher at Occohannock Elementary School in Northampton County until his arrest, when he was suspended pending the outcome.

According to Commonwealths Attorney Bruce Jones, the 5-year-old victim was a friend of Mr. Siegrists 5-year-old daughter. The two families were close friends, and on August 31, after the two families spent the day together, the victim spent the night with the Siegrist family. During the night, after consuming a large quantity of vodka, Mr. Siegrist sexually abused the 5-year-old girl as she lay on the living room floor.

When the victim returned home the next day, she immediately told her parents about the abuse, and police were called. The victim was taken to the Child Abuse Center at the Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters for a video-taped interview. Her interview was characterized as credible by all who saw it, and DNA evidence from the girls underpants was consistent with the victims account.

As part of the investigation, Mr. Siegrists home computer was seized, and Mr. Jones said that computer content indicated Mr. Siegrists deviant interest in young girls did not arise the day of the incident.

Mr. Jones added that the sentencing guidelines in this case are shamefully low, and when the matter comes before the judge for sentencing, he intends to seek a sentence that exceeds the guidelines to reflect the gravity of the offense. Judge W. Revell Lewis III found Mr. Siegrist guilty, and continued the matter for sentencing. Mr. Siegrist was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff.

Regarding Mr. Siegrists employment with Northampton County Schools, Superintendent Dr. Walter R. Clemons said that under state law, the school divisions are not permitted to keep people employed who have been convicted of felonies. Now that there is a conviction of a felony as it relates to Mr. Siegrist, he said, we will follow the appropriate protocols to end employment with the school division, as we would with any employee who has actually been convicted of a felony.


Abandoned Structures Fires Still Being Set

This has to be the work of another arsonist.  Maybe more than one.  What a shame since the local area experienced a rash of fires a few months ago.

The number of abandoned structure fires in Accomack County continues to grow.  Since Friday November 17, 2012, the 911 center reports 7 more fires.  This brings the total number of fires in  abandoned structures since Monday November 12, 2012 to 14!

Seaside Road in Melfa, Va.

In Melfa last week upon arriving at the scene  fire fighters found two structures on fire, one fully involved and the other a working fire.  It has also occured that the firefighters are called to another scene with an abandoned structure on fire within minutes of  the previous fire.

Sunday night/early Monday morning fire departments were called to Fleming Road in Horntown, Va. and Bloxom, Va.

Fire companies from Worcester County have also been called to assist.

Please keep your eyes and ears open.  If you see any suspicious activity in your area please call the Accomack County Sheriff's Office- 911.

Virginia State Police Arson Investigators have been working on the case.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Arrest Made In Stabbing Incident/ Drugs Seized


 Mark Larenell Drummond

Pocomoke City Police Officers along with the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team assisted in the execution of an Arrest Warrant for Mark Larenell Drummond, age 28 at his residence at 1541 Colona Road, Pocomoke City, MD. Mark Larenell Drummond was taken into custody and served on a Pocomoke City Police outstanding warrant for Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Conspiracy of Assault 1st Degree and Conspiracy of Assault 2nd Degree stemming from the stabbing incident on September 18th in Pocomoke City.

Desmond Roberts, Jr.
Previously the Pocomoke City Police Department arrested and charged Desmond Roberts Jr. on October 2nd for Conspiracy of Assault 1st Degree, Conspiracy of Assault 2nd Degree and Conspiracy to commit Reckless Endangerment. Desmond Roberts Jr. was released on his own recognizance pending trial.

In conjunction with the Pocomoke City Police warrant the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team along with the Worcester County STAR Team executed a Search and Seizure Warrant at Mark Drummond’s residence which resulted in the seizure of large amounts of various CDS, U. S. Currency and CDS Paraphernalia to include packaging materials and digital scales.

Laquan "Ziggy" Townsend
The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team placed additional charges on Mark Drummond stemming from the results of the seizure of Drummond’s residence.

During the execution of the warrant’s Pocomoke City Police Officers were assisted by the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, Worcester County STAR Team, Worcester County Sheriff’s Patrol Division, Maryland State Police - Berlin Barracks, Worcester County States Attorney Office, Ocean City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Disposition of Drummond’s initial appearance was not readily available at the time of this briefing.

The Pocomoke City Police Department still hold an active warrant for Laquan "Ziggy" Townsend, age 18 of Princess Anne, MD who was also involved with the September 18th stabbing of a Pocomoke City resident.

Local Farmers - Dublin Farms, Inc.

By living in a rural community many of us are surrounded by farm land.  Acre after acre of plowed and planted fields manned by those who are employed by the farmer but many times by the farmer himself.  Always hoping for the best, with no control over the weather,  the farmer takes his chances on sending to market nothing but the best for the meals we put on our tables or foods we feed to our animals. 

This video features the Hickman family- owners and operators of Dublin Farms, Inc. since late1800's.  That's alot of farming and alot of changes.

Dublin Farms, Inc.
Horntown, Virginia
One of the "Century Farms" featured on the Agriculture's Lasting Heritage website.

I also located this article written about Dublin Farms.
Written by
Christina Dimartino
June 2012

Dublin Farms set for early season with high-quality potatoes

Photo/Produce News
Dublin Farms Inc. in Horntown, VA, is a grower-shipper-packer of potatoes for the fresh market. The company also grows snap beans for processing, and grain crops like corn, soy beans and wheat for the poultry industry.

David Hickman, vice president of the company, said it sells direct to retailers, including chain stores, and to wholesalers, repackers and brokers at terminal markets.

“We ship from Miami to Montreal,” said Mr. Hickman. “In the early part of the season we’re heaviest into Northeastern cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Boston, Syracuse and Buffalo. When North Carolina and other southern states stop shipping, we start moving potatoes in that direction.”

The company produces several varieties each of round white, redskin and yellow-flesh potatoes.

“We plant during March,” explained Mr. Hickman. “This year we’ll start harvesting reds and whites on June 20. The mild winter and spring is bringing the crop on earlier this year. We have had ideal growing conditions throughout. It was dry at planting but we got adequate rain during the growing season. Every plant came up and the overall crop is in good condition.”

Dublin Farms is irrigating 100 percent of its acreage this year, which helped to ensure that the crop had no adverse problems. Mr. Hickman added that yellow varieties of potatoes are scheduled to start on June 25. Overall, the company is about two weeks early with its potato crops this year.

“We were about 10 days early last year, also due to warmer than normal temperatures,” he said. “These last two years have been more of an exception than the norm, however.”

Mr. Hickman noted that warmer-than-normal temperatures can always mean that some areas could overlap, but the demand for potatoes is currently good.

“Marketing is always key to good prices, so hopefully the good demand will mitigate any overlaps that may occur this year,” he said.

Dublin Farms’ potato movement runs through the first week of August in what Mr. Hickman said is a six-week deal. The company digs, packages and refrigerates its potatoes overnight prior to shipping.

“It’s important to get the core temperature of the potatoes down to the low 50s before we ship them,” Mr. Hickman explained.

He also said that potato consumption is up and that “we expect good demand this year. We took a hit from the low-carbohydrate diet a few years ago, but people have gone back to eating them.

Potatoes provide good nutritional value for the money, and the market is ready for the new spring crop when it starts coming on.”

Dublin Farms has made numerous improvements in its packaging line equipment in the past several years. In 2010, it was certified Good Agriculture Practices, and it recertifies every year, including in 2012.

“We have added 50-pound cartons to our line,” said Mr. Hickman. “Normally we pack in five- and 10-pound poly bags, and five- to 50-pound paper bags. Our 2,000-pound totes go to repackers. Our five- and 10-pound poly premium bags are mesh for extra ventilation. Our potatoes carry the ‘Dublin Farms’ brand.”

Mr. Hickman’s grandfather started growing potatoes in 1870, and the commodity has been in some part of the Dublin Farms company ever since.

“My brother, Phil, and I started the current operation in 1974,” he said. “Today, we send out 10 to 15 tractor-trailer loads per day during our season.”


Accomack County Bus Driver Gets Support From Community

NOTE: The venue for the Accomack County School Board meeting on the 20th of November  has been changed. The meeting will be held at Metompkin Elementary School in Parksley, Va. at 7:30 pm.  All supporters of the bus driver Leon Harmon are asked to attend.  You may speak if you wish or just be there to give your full support.

Written by:
Carol Vaughn
GREENBACKVILLE — News that an Accomack County school bus driver with nearly four decades on the job was asked to resign after a parent made a complaint resulted in a groundswell of support that spread via social media.

In response, the school board has moved its Tuesday meeting to a larger venue in anticipation of a large crowd.

At least two meetings have been held, a petition is being circulated and hundreds of messages about the matter have been posted on Facebook since Danny Outten posted a message on a Hampton Roads television station’s Facebook page last week, saying his daughter’s bus driver was “called down to the school board, where he was tricked into signing a paper that stated he would lose his pension of over 30 years.”

The posting within hours received scores of responses, including from the parent who complained. Her son told her the driver said to him, “If you talk one more time, I am going to put my hand in your mouth.” She did not allege the driver touched the student and said she told a school official she did not want the driver fired but wanted to make sure her son was safe.

The driver’s route ending at Kegotank Elementary School has 36 stops — 27 are in the Captain’s Cove subdivision. Multiple generations of families have ridden with the same driver according to online comments.
Ashley Hooper, whose two children ride the bus, helped set up a meeting Sunday at Captain’s Cove to form a plan of action to support the driver. A petition asking for his reinstatement was created as result; by midweek it already had about 250 signatures. It will be presented to the school board, Hooper said.

“Our main focus is how it was handled; we don’t feel an appropriate investigation was done before he was told, ‘Retire or you will be fired,’ ” she said.

Hooper spoke last week with Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Human Resources Rhonda Hall, asking what could be done. “I was told, ‘There’s nothing you can do; it’s a closed matter,’ ” Hooper said.

At the bus driver’s request, Advocate Connie Burford attended two meetings between him and Accomack County School Superintendent Bruce Benson as he made his way through the schools’ grievance process.

According to Burford, the driver was offered an alternative to termination — a different bus route from the one he has driven for more than 37 years. But he declined that offer and instead opted to appeal the decision to the school board.

Supporters say they will speak out on the driver’s behalf during a public comment period at the Tuesday board meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Metompkin Elementary School in Parksley.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

TIME MACHINE ... The Year With Two Thanksgivings!

(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives material)

November, 1941 
(The Salisbury Times)

Delmar Likes Turkey But Can't Decide Day To Eat It

Delmar, Nov. 18- Both halves of this bi-state town of 2,200 like turkey, but the trouble is they can't quite decide which day to eat it. When they can get their haircuts and how they can take in two holidays if they have only one day off are also worries.

Governor Herbert R. O'Conor has proclaimed November 20 the Thanksgiving Day for Maryland, in accordance with the president's date, and Governor Walter Bacon of Delaware has kept Delaware's holiday on the traditional date a week later.

For weeks merchants and churches have been trying to agree on Thanksgiving activities, but the two dates have resulted in the following jumble:

The Maryland school and the Delaware school will close on their respective holidays, but the Delaware school will play its annual Thanksgiving Day football game with Salisbury on the Maryland holiday. The Delaware P.T.A. will also meet on Thursday evening.

The local merchants, both Maryland and Delaware, have decided to remain open on the Maryland holiday and close on the 27th, except one of the five Maryland merchants will close on the Maryland holiday and stay open on the 27th.

The post office will observe the Maryland date although it is located in Delaware and a majority of its employees are Delawareans.

The churches will hold their annual Thanksgiving services on the Delaware holiday. The churches are in Delaware and their parsonages are in Maryland. Despite this the Men's Bible Class of the Mt. Olive (Church) will serve its annual Thanksgiving dinner on the Maryland holiday.

The three barber shops, two of them in Delaware, will close for the Maryland date. All the barbers are residents of Maryland.

The Bank Of Delmar, the only bank, being on the Maryland side will close on Thursday.

The two local garment factories. both on the Maryland side, with employees from both sides, will observe the Maryland holiday.

The Delmar Cotillion Club, with members from both sides, will hold its annual Thanksgiving eve dance tomorrow night. The Glen Rayne Post No. 15 American Legion, although a Delaware post, has postponed its installation of officers Thursday night until a later date.

The Pennsylvania Railroad which employees a majority of the men in Delmar, will celebrate the holiday this Thursday when extra trains will be operated on the Delmarva Division.

 December, 1887
(Peninsula Enterprise- Accomac)

Thanksgiving day, for the first time in the history of Chincoteague was generally observed by our people. According to arrangements previously made every business place was closed until 5 p. m., but strange to say, not a sermon was delivered on the occasion by either of the three ministers stationed here.

December, 1891
(Peninsula Enterprise- Accomac)


Thanksgiving day was observed here by the suspension of all business. The stores, schools and all the churches even were closed. It was enjoyed though in feasting, if not in prayers, big dinners being the order of the day in every household.

November, 1902 
(Peninsula Enterprise- Accomac)

Thanksgiving Dinner.

Big dinner and supper "Thanksgiving" at Hotel Wachapreague. Bill of fare — roast turkey and cranberry sauce, goose, oysters in every style, roast beef, chicken salad, venison pastry, mince, pumpkin and potato pies, cakes, chocolate, etc. Special dishes to order. Everybody invited, bring your girls, wives, brothers, sisters and friends. Music on Victor talking machine, piano, Ice cream and oyster(s), served every Saturday afternoon for benefit of the new church.

A. H. G. Mears, Prop.

November, 1962
(The Evening Capital- Annapolis, Md)

Cafeteria- Harundale Mall Open All Day 11A.M.-8P.M. Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Special- Roast Young Turkey with Celery Dressing, Giblet Gravy, Green Peas, Candied Yams, Cranberry Sauce, Roll & Butter. Generous Portions. 75-Cents. 

November, 1914

(The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Md)

A number of the men of Princess Anne have organized a fire company with the following officers: Chief, Earl B Jolk; foreman, W.C. Messick; chief nozzleman, Robert S. Jones; chief hoseman, J.A. Dougherty. 

January, 1977 
Pocomoke City residents were remembering their former mayor and city councilman Clayton F. Lambertson who passed away at age 71. He was Chief Judge of the Worcester County Orphans Court and a former long time owner of the C.F. Lambertson Electrical Contracting firm.

November, 1892 
(The Denton Journal)

ANOTHER THANKSGIVING! The youngsters have grown a little older and the boys of a larger growth and a former generation have a deeper snowdrift on their heads. A good many of us are getting ready to hang our harps on the willows and are watching the disk of the afternoon sun as he approaches the western horizon. There are plenty to take our place, however, and the world will jog along at the old gait whether we are here or there. To the optimist, and no one has a right to be anything else, this is a pleasant thought. A little more turkey and cranberry sauce, a few more jovial reunions of long-separated families and we shall dip our colors in the honor of the brave and athletic youth who will unstrap the burden from our shoulders and bend his own to receive it. 

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 and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!