Showing posts with label celebrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrations. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Old-Fashioned Christmas ~ Evening Schedule

NEW Stage Schedule...

 Added performances!!!


5:00PM – 5:30PM Pocomoke Elementary School After-School Choir

5:30PM – 6:00PM Mar-VA Theater “A Christmas Carol” Performers

6:00PM – 6:30PM Jay Burton & Co Performs

6:30PM – 7:30PM Sarah Bernstein,

7:30PM – 8:00PM Dance Loft Christmas Performance
8:00PM – 8:30PM Pocomoke High School Show Choir
8:30PM – 9:00PM Mayor Bruce Morrison’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Wreath Auction (DJ Mike Shannon)
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Easter Bunny To Be Unusually Late This Year

You will have plenty of time to dye Easter eggs this year.

Easter falls on April 24, the latest it has arrived in 68 years, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.

Easter hasn't come this late since 1943 and won't be this late again until 2038.

"In both 1943 and 2038 Easter occurs on April 25, which is as late as it can theoretically be," said Geoff Chester, an astronomer and public relations officer with the observatory.

Easter last occurred on April 24 in 1859, and it will not fall again on the 24th until 2095.

"The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22," Chester said.

Easter is generally the first Sunday after the full moon that follows the vernal equinox.

That is the case this year but not every year, because the precise definition — used by Christian churches under rules going back to the 1500s — is more complicated.

For example, that definition fixes the vernal equinox — the first day of spring — as March 21, although that date can vary. The equinox comes this year on March 20.

You'll have to work on those eggs earlier the next couple of years. Easter falls on April 8 in 2012 and March 31 in 2013 before falling back to April 20 in 2014.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

If You Drink- Don't Drive

Maryland State Troopers from the Berlin Barracks and officers from other local police departments will be conducting saturation patrols throughout Worcester County.

Maryland State Police – Berlin, Maryland Launches DUI Enforcement to Target Impaired Driving Super Bowl Sunday – 2011

Police Vow to Arrest Everyone Found Driving ‘Over the Limit’

Berlin, Worcester County Maryland – The problem of impaired-driving is a serious one. While America witnessed a decline in the number of impaired-driving fatalities from 2007-2008, the numbers are still too high. That’s why the Maryland State Police and their partners in Law Enforcement in Worcester County Maryland announced it will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the country in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving on February 6, 2011 (SUPERBOWL SUNDAY), known by its tagline,

Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

hAPPy BiRThDAy tO yOu!!!!!

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY.......................


And then let's all get up and dance........


Sending best wishes and lots of love.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day


In spite of our indifferences,
Let's all be grateful for what we have and give thanks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Virginia State Police To Increase Patrols During Holiday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police will increase traffic enforcement efforts for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Stepped-up patrols aimed at catching speeders, impaired drivers and failure to use occupant restraints will begin on Friday and continue through midnight Monday.

During the 2009 holiday period, State Police statewide stopped nearly 7,400 speeders and 2,140 reckless drivers. In addition, 949 summonses were issued for failing to use seat belts or properly secure children.

Also, changes to Virginia's "Move Over" law begin Thursday. The law already requires motorists to move over, when possible, when passing an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road. The law will expand to include towing, repair and highway maintenance vehicles displaying amber-colored flashing lights.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

~~Our Father-- One Of A Kind~~

TO OUR FATHER ....................

To A Father
Who never left us feeling alone or abandoned (even in death), who always kept us warm, fed and loved. Who loved us more than life itself and taught us how to love. Who taught us how to share, instilled values in us and taught us to believe in God.......... and made darn sure we obeyed everyone of the commandments while growing up so we would keep them as we grew older. Who showed us how to respect others, love others, and that most times happiness comes with a song. Who taught us respect for others, ourselves and the flag. Who taught us the consequences of what "pull my finger means" just to see us run and kept that trick until the granchildren were old enough to reach his hand.

A Father
Who's true laugh would could be heard for blocks and had enough love and laughter for everyone that passed his way........he knew no stanger and was no stranger. Who taught all of us the love for music and was never downhearted when his children didn't learn to play anything musical except the radio but grew excited when his grandchildren picked up instruments. (Well, Dad, we have two that just seem to keep on going with music! And both play guitar).

A Father
Who made my sister, brother and me realise as very young children that "meals ready to eat" really can be pulled from the garden or picked from the tree and eaten because spit really does wash them. Who always said that common sense was as important as book sense and maybe even better in order to get through life properly.

A Father
Who gave of himself totally and completely even when his energies were fading. Who loved his grandchildren each the same as he did his many friends and all of his family. Who had a love for the soil and the growth it would bring from planting a simple seed.

Our Father died shortly after this photo was taken. We all knew on that day he wasn't feeling well but because everything his children/grandchildren/friends did was important to him he made darn sure he didn't miss it and for the last time was surrounded by nieces and nephews and friends that loved him.

What so many people don't know is that my father died one of the richest men in the world and left all that knew and loved him tons of wealth. He had no money in his pockets to speak of, no acres of land or a mansion for us to fight over. Instead he left us all rich from the kindness and goodness in his heart and the warm memories that will never be for sale.

We love you Daddy. Happy Father's Day.

(thankyou Sis for the pics)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1800's Day Festival- Upper Fairmount

UPPER FAIRMOUNT -- Fairmount Academy will hold its 35th annual 1800's Days Festival on the preserved school grounds on Saturday, May 29, from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last of its kind. 2-story Gothic Revival Schoolhouse
Active 1839-1969

All day happenings include tours of the academy's museums and restored classrooms, weaving demonstrations, displays of new and antique quilts, and demonstrations of other handcrafts.

Entertainment offered throughout the day include a spelling bee, square dancing, singing, music, vendors selling home baked goods and crafts, prize drawings and fire engine rides.

Food will include homemade ice cream, fresh strawberry shortcake, old fashioned lemonade, and oyster or crab cake sandwiches prepared on site as well as other festival foods.

For information call 410-651-0781 or 410-651-3945.

June 5 is the rain date for the festival.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PETA Wants Robotic Groundhog

Animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wrote a Jan. 21 letter to organizers of the annual Groundhog Day spectacle in Punxsutawney, PA, demanding that the live groundhog used each year on Feb. 2 be replaced by a robotic version, USA Today reported Wednesday.

The paper showed a letter written by Gemma Vaughan, a PETA "Animals in Entertainment specialist," to Bill Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, in which Vaughan appeals to him to "make the compassionate decision to use an animatronic Phil and retire the live groundhogs who are used for Groundhog Day activities to a sanctuary."

Vaughan goes on to say that the groundhogs "become stressed when they are exposed to large, screaming crowds; flashing lights from perhaps hundreds of cameras; and human handling."

In response, Deeley told the Associated Press that Phil is kept in a climate-controlled environment, is inspected annually by the state Department of Agriculture and is "being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania."

That's telling them, Mr. Deeley! And he's right! Phil is the most celebrated groundhog of today and has been for many years. PETA, if you want to do something for your "ethnical treatment of animals" why don't you spend some money on making donations to the SPCA's across America? If PETA people had more than a pea for a brain they would know that the public would not be attracted to this event year after year if groundhogs were being abused! Give normal people some credit. PETA, the people will let you know when animals are being abused. But good luck getting your robotic groundhog.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sister

Tomorrow, November 21, (I won't say what year) I was given the greatest gift of a lifetime!
At not quite 2 years old myself I can not recall my reactions at the time. But I do know that it was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received in my lifetime.
That "gift" was my sister.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope there are many more for us to share together.

And here's to all the past memories of adventures while we were kids and still wrapped
snuggly in the warm existance of a stable household. Here's to the memories of growing up still
each others best friend. We have stood side by side, shoulder to shoulder, hands clenched together through all of the happy times and even while facing deaths and the gloom life brings.

The days of home made icecream and cake and spaghetti dinners have long past. And through the years we have changed some of the traditions ourselves. But what does remain unchanged is that we have those many memories to share and we will be sisters of the closest kind forever.


A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
-- Toni Morrison

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembering Our Veterans

Today is Veteran's Day.It is a day chosen to celebrate and give thanks to those brave men and

women that sacrifice their lives so that we may live freely in this great country known as the

United States of America. It will be a day of celebrations, flag waving, parades, patriotic music,

along with hand shaking and pats on the back.

Even if you have no celebrations to attened today be sure to thank a soldier. Most families today

have at least one member in their family that has served our nation. And if not, make it a point

as you travel through your busy day to see just how many veterans you do know. A veteran

could be your mailman, your preacher, a teacher, coworker, or just the guy next door. Take a

moment to thank them for sacrificing their lives so that all of us can sleep safely at night and

rise in the moring to go about our ways freely.

Take time to call a veteran on the phone and thank them. Take time out of your busy day

to listen. Listen to their stories. By listening and learning from them we can understand

and appreciate more fully and deeply what they did and why. Don't let any of the ones you know

think for a second you are not grateful.

Please don't forget to display your yellow ribbons and bows. If yours is currently faded and

frayed replace it. It is just a small symbol to show these great American's we care and they

are not forgotten. And by all means fly that great American flag!

Send a soldier a letter or postcard. Go to this website This site gives any

information needed for mailing anything from letters to packages. Another website is Here you can find so many wonderful things you or your family or organization can

do for those in the armed forces.

Get a group together to crochet or quilt a warm blanket/lap cover for any of our soldiers. They need

our help now more than ever. They need to know that we care!

Thankyou Gary, Cousin Greg, Todd, Patrick, Ronnie, Don, Mr. Hawkins,

Cousin Bobby, Larry and a very special thankyou to POW Lt. Col. Carlyle (Smitty) Harris and all others for caring enough to serve, fight and defend our wonderful country.

Proud to be an American

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Little About Halloween Tradition

All Hallow Eve, or Halloween, originated as a pagan celebration dating back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, over 2000 years ago. Samhain means "summers end" and is celebrated on November 1st as a joyous occasion. Many of the festivities included eating, drinking and dancing and the lighting of bonfires. The ashes from the burned bonfires were spread to protect the land for next years crops.

On the night before the new year the Celts believed the boundaries between the living and the dead became blurred. Ghosts of the dead returned to earth on October 31. The wearing of the masks, as a way to "hide" from the dead, became a tradition.

In the 1800's, with the Irish immigrants coming to America they brought their traditions of Halloween and the Jack-o-Lantern. The immigrants carved potatoes, turnips and beets and place a light inside using pieces of coal or a candle. These ornaments were placed in windows or on porches to welcomed the deceased and to serve as protection against horrible spirits or goblins freed from the dead.

Through the years, as the Irish Immigrants spread out across America, the lack of turnips, beets, and potatoes were replaced by the pumpkin to stand the watch for the "freed dead".

The origin of Trick-or-Treat, it is believed, orginated from the Druids. The Druids were preists and preistesses that served also as

historians, astronomers, teachers, etc. in their communities. Because the country folk believed that the dead had to be kept happy they would give the Druids food as they visited their homes. Today it is simply known as trick-or-treat.

Halloween has many names. Other names are : All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead, Samhain, All Hallow Tide, All Saints Eve.