Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Skating At Pocomoke Middle School

(WMDT)

 
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. –  A new synthetic ice rink has been installed at Pocomoke Middle School.

Worcester County recently bought this new portable ice rink.

It is going to be moved all around the county, but right now it is inside the Pocomoke Middle school for students to enjoy.

The rink was installed in the school just a few days ago.

School Principal Matthew Record says the rink is a chance for students to be more active and take away some new life lessons.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to understand that even in life when you fall down, you have to get back up and ice skating is the same way and I will also tell you it’s a great health and wellness activity,” said Record.

We are told the ice rink will likely be moved to the town of Berlin within the next few weeks for more people to enjoy.

Stay Informed About Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Monday, February 24, 2020

To Your Health-


Every Wednesday from 12-2PM the Pocomoke EMS station at 137 8th Street, Pocomoke City, will test your blood pressure for free. They will also provide blood pressure cards.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time Machine: 1968, 1921, 2007, 1938.




February, 1968


 
Daily Times (Salisbury)


February, 1921
Democratic Messenger


November, 2007
Baltimore Sun


March, 1938








Worcester Democrat




1960 .. 


1981 ..  




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.











Friday, February 21, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

1968 ..  (Group picture) Pocomoke City Explorer Scouts are assisting police at school crossings.

1921 ..  (Ad)  A new exclusively music store is opening in Pocomoke offering a wide range of music products including instruments and repair service.

2007 ..  Worcester County commissioners oppose slots for Ocean Downs.

1938 ..  Special accommodations needed for funeral of Pocomoke man whose weight was well over 500 pounds.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Pale Blue Dot Revisited



Earth (inside the blue circle) from four billion miles away taken by the Voyager spacecraft as it was about to leave our solar system.  This month on the 30th anniversary of the picture NASA has released this digitally remastered version.  See link address below for the article.

The late astronomer Carl Sagan.. referencing the picture of earth appearing as a tiny unspectacular pale blue dot hardly noticeable in the vast universe surrounding it..said this when the original picture was released:

“We succeeded in taking that picture from [deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity--in all this vastness-- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us... To my mind, there is perhaps no better demostration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.” 

― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Article on the updated picture:
https://www.space.com/pale-blue-dot-earth-space-photo-remastered.html

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Time Machine: 2004, 1972, 1922, 1936.




October, 2004









Daily Times (Salisbury)


June, 1972

 Marylander And Herald

September, 1922
Democratic Messenger


ACROSS THE USA
September, 1936

Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record, Bradford, Pa.




1968  ..  A groovy night out in Salisbury (behind Skateland) -

1975  ..  


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.











Saturday, February 15, 2020

Third Try Is A Charm!

        (WESR)


      (NASA)
A perfect launch Saturday afternoon for the Antares rocket from Wallops Island sending its Cygnus delivery vehicle on its way to the International Space Station.

Friday, February 14, 2020

LAUNCH UPDATE & Antares Viewing Sites

DUE TO UNFAVORABLE UPPER WINDS FRIDAY'S LAUNCH WAS RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY AT 3:21P.M.  


The Chincoteague Chamber Of Commerce provides the listing below of viewing sites for the scheduled Antares launch from Wallops.

NASA Visitor's Center

Directions:

  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/VA-175
  • Located about 7 miles on Rt 175, outside of NASA Wallops Facility on right
  • NOTE: there is NO PARKING permitted on Rt 175




Queen’s Sound Landing

Along Causeway on Rt 175 to Chincoteague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/VA-175
  • Follow Rt 175 7.9 miles to public boat landing on right
  • NOTE: there is NO PARKING permitted on Rt 175


Curtis Merritt Harbor

2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Rd., Chincoteague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/VA-175
  • Follow Rt 175 across causeway and bridges to Chincoteague Island
  • Turn right at the stop light onto Main Street, heading south
  • The entrance to the Harbor is near the end of the road on the left

Town Dock/Robert Reed Park

4083 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/ VA-175
  • Follow Rt 175 across causeway and bridges to Chincoteague Island
  • Turn right at the stop light onto Main Street, heading south
  • Park is approximately .5 mile on the right. Parking lot entrance is at Don’s Seafood.

Museum of Chincoteague Island

7125 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/ VA-175
  • Follow Rt 175 across causeway and bridges to Chincoteague Island
  • Continue straight at light onto Maddox Blvd.
  • Follow Maddox through the Traffic Circle and continue straight
  • The Museum is the last building on the left just before the bridge to Assateague Island.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island

8231 Beach Road, Chincoteague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/ VA-175
  • Follow Rt. 175 across causeway and bridges to Chincoteague Island.
  • Continue straight at the light onto Maddox Blvd.
  • Follow Maddox through the Traffic Circle and follow signs to Assateague.
  • Maddox Blvd becomes Beach Road.
  • Launches are visible anywhere along the road leading to the beach.
  • NOTE: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is CLOSED for all Antares launches.

Assateague Island National Seashore, VA

Assateague Island, VA
Directions:
  • From Rt 13, turn east at T’s Corner stop light onto Chincoteague Rd/ VA-175
  • Follow Rt. 175 across causeway and bridges to Chincoteague Island.
  • Continue straight at the light onto Maddox Blvd.
  • Follow Maddox through the Traffic Circle and follow signs to Assateague.
  • Maddox Blvd becomes Beach Road.
  • Follow Beach Road to Assateague Island National Seashore.
  • Viewing area is anywhere along the public beach – look to the south.
  • NOTE: Assateague Island National Seashore, VA is CLOSED for all Anatres launches
Please Note: Some viewing locations may be off limits for some launches as determined by NASA for safety reasons. The most up to date information on all launches can be found on the NASA Wallops Flight Facility website.

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home#.Uzb2PFf8yIx

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2004 ..  Tracing Pocomoke City's nautical history.

1972 ..  Somerset County residents recall when Marion Station was the largest shipper of strawberries in the United States.

1922 ..  Railway bridge repair delays Ocean City train service.

ACROSS THE USA
1936 ..  Baseball fans are upset with a price increase for a World Series reserved grandstand seat to $5.50.