Thursday, December 7, 2017

GoFundMe For Mayor Morrison

Pocomoke City mayor Bruce Morrison suffered a brain aneurysm this week. His family is with him in Wilmington where he has been transferred for medical attention.  A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to aid the family.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Live Christmas Classic At The Marva!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 8 & 9 at 7 PM
December 10 at 2 PM
Tickets: $12/General Admission,
$8/12 & under, 65+, Active Duty Military
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
is presented by arrangement with
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

Sunday, December 3, 2017

TIME MACHINE: A Longtime Business Tradition At Market & Clarke

Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)

For decades now the location has been void of any structure but throughout much of Pocomoke City's history it was one of the busy hubs of commerce. 

December, 1910

Democratic Messenger (Snow Hill)

November, 1896

Peninsula Enterprise (Accomac)

Footnote: After the death of W.S. Dickinson in 1907 the store was purchased by the Smullen brothers (Julius, John, Albert) and Thomas F. Hargis. The business' name was Hargis Department Store when purchased later by M. L. Veasey.  It fell victim to the downtown Pocomoke fire of 1922 and Veasey built a new and larger building for the store's new home. 

As noted in an earlier posting the Veasey Building, at the northeast corner of Market Street and Clarke Avenue, was home to J.C. Penny and Montgomery Ward after Veasey retired from the business in 1928. Those tenants remained until the 1960's when the economic downturn probably stemming from the late 1950's closing of the Chincoteague Naval Air Station resulted in the stores closing their doors. Daniel's Department Store was the Veasey Building's last tenant. After a lengthy period of vacancy Pocomoke City's iconic downtown building was demolished in 1976.

Pictured below is the Hargis Department store, and demolition of the longtime landmark building. 

(Pictures from the book "Images Of America - Pocomoke City" by Norma Miles and Robin Chandler-Miles.)

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