Saturday, August 15, 2015

Somerset County Vaccination Clinic


WESTOVER — The Somerset County Health Department will hold a mass vaccination clinic Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon to give the required vaccinations for free to 5 year old children, and first, seventh and eighth graders who will be attending Somerset County Schools this fall.  

The vaccinations will be given by appointment only and you must present a current shot record at the time of the appointment. Call 443-523-1740 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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For Worcester County Health Department services visit or phone 410-632-1100. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview.

1857.. Gold and silver found on Worcester County beach; 1957.. Increase in Worcester teachers' $3,300-$4,800 annual salaries?; 1902.. "Sinner" Smack breaks up religious meeting in Berlin; 1865.. Maryland's ocean vacation destination before the time of Ocean City; 1957-58.. TV ad- the soft drink "For Those Who Think Young."  

It's this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye! 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meteor Shower Early Thursday..


Perseids 2015: Biggest meteor shower of the year peaks tonight

Watch for shooting stars tonight — the biggest meteor 
shower of the year will reach its peak, and unusually 
dark skies could make it an especially good show.

The annual Perseid meteor shower happens every 
August when Earth passes through debris left by comet 
Swift-Tuttle. When the tiny chunks of rock crash through
 the Earth's atmosphere and burn up, they leave trails of 
light that we see as meteors. The Perseids produce more
visible meteors than any other annual meteor shower.

This year, the Perseids peak early Thursday morning, 
and the best time to watch is between midnight and 

Monday, August 10, 2015

View Meteor Shower From Beach..


The recreational beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will remain open, all night, from Wednesday evening, August 12 until dawn on Thursday. August 13, allowing visitors to enjoy a night of stargazing and night sky watching of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. with an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center; conducted by staff from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. Participation is limited to 175 people per presentation. The auditorium presentations will occur regardless of weather

At the recreational beach, Parking Lot 1 will close to vehicle traffic from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., where the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will provide onsite expertise and night sky viewing opportunities for the visiting public. Experts, telescopes and binoculars, will only be available from approximately 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The telescope viewing is subject to cancellation, due to inclement weather.

Visitors wishing to participate in overnight viewing opportunities must arrive on the refuge before the entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. Those not wanting to stay all night may leave at any time. Anyone leaving after 10 p.m. will not be permitted to re-enter until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Public access to trails and other visitor facilities will be prohibited after 10 p.m. Only beach access and parking will remain open. All campfires will be prohibited after 10 p.m. to enhance nighttime viewing opportunities.

The Astronomy 101 and Night Sky viewing opportunities are presented by collaboration between the Assateague Island National Seashore, the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. These activities are free and open to the public. However, standard refuge entrance fees still apply.

For more information about the Perseid meteor shower viewing opportunities at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, please call (757) 336-6122. 

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

TIME MACHINE ... 1917,1925, 2003, 1904,1959.

"Friendliest Town On The Eastern Shore."  Our tradition runs deep.  Excerpt from a letter to the editor from a visitor to Newtown, (former name of Pocomoke City) published in the Baltimore Sun, April 28,1847.

This place (Newtown) is a pretty snug little village, containing about 500 clever and hospitable inhabitants; it has good wide streets, quite clear of that "eye sore," known mostly over the Peninsula by the name of "deep sand"; the houses, though built of frame, are generally built substantially and with some discretion and taste; there are two neat, new, and quite handsome frame churches in it; as for the merchants of the place, suffice it to state that they are very clever and hospitable.  F. Mezick, Esq., the landlord with whom I stopped, and his very obliging and jolly assistant, are richly deserving of a passing notice, for the good treatment and the extension of the many civilities to "the stranger."

(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

September, 1917..

                                                                           The New York Age (New York)

December, 1925 (Time Machine archive)

The assistance by firemen from Pocomoke City and five other towns was credited with preventing a major fire in Ocean City from completely leveling the seaside resort.  The fire started in The Eastern Shore Electric Light Plant and spread to the Atlantic and Seaside Hotels, the Ocean City pier, and several concessions.  Ocean City firemen made an urgent call for help.  A published report stated firemen traveled icy roads at high rates of speed to reach the scene.  With no city water supply available, firemen chopped holes in the ice to draw water to fight the flames.  In addition to the Pocomoke City firemen, assistance was sent from Berlin, Snow Hill, Princess Anne, Salisbury, and Laurel, De.

          The charred remains of Dolle's Candyland after the fire of December 29, 1925.
          Collection of Frank Parsons

                                                              (Courtesy: Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum)

January, 2003
The Crisfield Times


Green elected
DPI president

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. the nonprofit trade association for the
Delmarva Peninsula's broiler chicken industry, has elected Douglas W. Green, Sandy Ridge Farm, Inc., Princess Anne, to lead the organization in 2003.

During his year as DPI president, Green will represent approximately 3,500
members including poultry growers, allied businesses, local businesses, poultry companies and employees of Delmarva's four poultry companies.

Joining Green in their capacities as volunteer DPI officers in the coming year are 1st Vice President Joseph E. Chisholm Sr., a Pocomoke City, Maryland-area poultry grower and banker; Ronald W. Darnell of Salisbury, a live-production manager with Perdue Farms Inc.; and Immediate Past President Dr. Henry M. Engster of Salisbury, vice president of technical services with Perdue Farms Inc.

July, 1904..

                                                                                         Peninsula Enterprise

August, 1959 (Time Machine archive)

Twin Towers on Route 13 south of Pocomoke announced the Grand Opening of its' new "Tower Room" cocktail lounge to complement its' restaurant.  King Sterling at the organ provided dinner music.  Dinner features at the popular Pocomoke gathering spot included Chinese Dishes, Broiled Steaks, and Live Maine Lobster from their lobster tank.

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