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This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye.. 2006.. Their destination is Peru.. another church group from Pocomoke is traveling south of the border to help. 1877.. Making news in Worcester County is a busy month for oyster shippers in Stockton, and a fox hunt. 1948..
1935.. (Ad) The new Pontiac Standard Six is at Gladding Brothers in Pocomoke. 1919.. Area schools participate in a big athletic event in Pocomoke, preceded by an enthusiastic parade viewed by thousands.
This year our 2019 Boat Docking and Captain's Concert will be held on the weekend of Aug 23 & 24 in downtown Pocomoke behind Dockside. This years concert on Friday night after the 4th Friday event will feature Front Page News w/ guest Emily Guemple along with a Cornhole tournament and with fireworks later that evening There will be a $5 donation charge at the gate. Friday night gates will open at 6 pm with the fireworks at about 930 pm. The the gates open on Saturday at 11 am for our main event the 2019 Boat Docking Competition. Our entrance fee for this years event is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 -3 and kids under 3 are free. Plan on a great weekend in Pocomoke City and at the all new Dockside Restaurant.
Footnote: (An actual "Time Machine" experience.) There was a time when the state of Virginia remained on Eastern Standard Time all year long. I was living in Pocomoke and had to be to work at 530 a.m. about 30 miles away at WESR radio on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. So while Maryland was on Daylight Savings Time (one hour ahead of Virginia) I could leave Pocomoke at 6 a.m. and arrive at work at 530 a.m. But payback for that convenience came on my return trip home. When I arrived back in Pocomoke after the half-hour drive the time was an hour and a half later then when I left work in Virginia. -tk
1956.. It seems there's endless press coverage of actress Grace Kelly's upcoming marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
1977.. 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci becomes known to the world as she wins three gold medals at the Montreal Olympics with seven perfect scores.
The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011. I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.