Showing posts with label downtown Pocomoke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label downtown Pocomoke. Show all posts

Monday, May 4, 2020


Under this program, the City, pursuant to a Community Legacy Program Grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), will provide secured grant funds for property owners to improve building facades and interiors in the Downtown Business District or within the Pocomoke City Sustainable Communities Boundaries.  The City will also assist property owners in making needed improvements to their buildings so that they will be more attractive for new business start-ups.  This project represents a comprehensive approach to increasing the number of businesses in the downtown area as well as improving its appearance. Please email Downtown Coordinator, Karah Lacey,, for more information and application criteria. 

To view before and after pictures of the Downtown Building Facade Improvement Program at the named location, please click on the following links:

Thursday, June 6, 2019


City of Pocomoke
The funds raised at the Mayor’s Old-Fashion Christmas Evening Holiday Wreath Auction benefited the Downtown Beautification Project which funded the flowers planted downtown this spring.
A special thank you to the Downtown Pocomoke Association for purchasing the hanging flower pots & brackets for our downtown light poles as well as watering equipment.
And a BIG thank you to DPA Members Mark & Amber Thompson of Simply Sublime Massage and Bodywork for volunteering to keep them watered!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Two Downtown Buildings Demolished

Demolition of the Lusby building and the old Dance Loft started late morning on February 22, 2019.  The City has contracted with Harry White of Pocomoke Recycling Co, Inc. to do the demolition and clean up of the 2 buildings. Unfortunately, these buildings were beyond reasonable and economical repair due to the neglect of upkeep. The City has made a hard commitment to address abandoned, dilapidated, and public safety buildings. The City is also committed to a revitalization effort to replace demolished buildings with more modern, attractive buildings that will blend in with the current Downtown appearance. The City will be presenting a conceptional drawing and plan in the very near future. (Pictures and text from  .)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Pocomoke Businesswoman Files For Council Seat In Pocomoke City

“You want to do what?” 

This is a question I have been hearing quite a bit lately.  And the first question is generally followed by, “Why on earth do you want to do that?”

Let me introduce myself and explain.
 My name is Kim Jackson, and I am running for Pocomoke City Council, District 3.
I remember being asked similar questions one year and six months ago. That is when my husband, Ed and I chose to buy a house here, and make Pocomoke City our home.  The big question then was:  “Why do you want to move to Pocomoke?”  My response was, “Why not Pocomoke?” It did not come as any surprise to me; having longtime residents ask such questions about these kinds of decisions. Over the years I have learned we all can sometimes take for granted, things in our own backyard.  We can loose perspective of all the wonderful things we have right under our noses.  We came here with a new perspective, and chose Pocomoke because of all the great things it had to offer: a beautiful riverfront, plenty of green space (especially found in Cypress Park and the trail), old homes with personality and charm, good schools, city and emergency services, cultural arts and museums, a downtown district, and all within walking distance...I could go on and on.  This is why we came to Pocomoke!

Fast forward to the present.
I am now a small business owner on Market Street in downtown, working within the community.  The downtown business district (in voting district 3) is full of potential; it's  just waiting to come back to life once again. Studies have shown that downtown revitalization helps make an area strong by encouraging locals to come back and shop local. It brings visitors to the community, and can help create jobs, too. This can generate additional revenue for the community as visitors come for the day and enjoy our city.  Added revenue can go to improving and maintaining safe streets for our district. I feel historic preservation is also important because people love to experience the past. Whether its museums, houses, churches or old storefronts; people love to feel connected to the past; they want to experience a change from today's  hustle and bustle. Cities all across the country have benefitted from revitalization efforts. We have all the “right stuff”. Let's  make it happen. 
On April 1, 2014, if you live in District 3, Help me bring a new perspective to Pocomoke City, District 3.
 I would appreciate your vote.
 ~ Kim Jackson

Thursday, January 16, 2014

4th Friday Art Stroll ~ Downtown Pocomoke City

Local Art Stroll
on the 4th Friday of every month in Downtown Pocomoke !

Beginning  March 28th
 from 5 pm-8 pm
Live Entertainment & Local Artists fill the streets of Downtown Pocomoke.
Paintings, drawings, photography, crafts, jewelry & soaps are just to name a few of the vendors!
Free for all vendors.
Please email for to sign up!
click above

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Riverside Grill Specials For Wednesday

FEBRUARY 27, 2013
 -Turkey & Rice Soup w/ 1/2 roast beef sandwich or side salad 5.99
 -Pear-Mango Salad (spinach, pear, mangoes, candied pecans, feta) 6.99
 -NC Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich w/ cole slaw and hush puppies 6.99
 -Thai Chili Shrimp Wrap w/ fries 8.99
 Happy Hour 4-7 w/ $1 off appetizers
 @ 8pm
 $5 crab dip
 $5 cosmos
$2 house wines
 $2 Coors light drafts

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Control Burn - Saturday Jaunary 12, 2013

Lawson's Night Club
Fire departments participating with Pocomoke City
Volunteer Fire Company were: 
 Princess Anne, New Church, Stockton, Snow Hill,
Girdletree and Greenbackville


There was an almost unheard crack and the one chimney in the building gave way and as it landed into the fire the remainder of the building collapsed, as if in slow motion, to the ground without making hardly a sound.  Smoke from the evening along with dirt and dust rolled out forming the largest dark cloud I had ever seen.
Another chapter closed.

January 15, 2013 (Below)

ALL photos jmmb

Friday, December 7, 2012

This Weekend at the Mar-Va Theater

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house so brightly that it can be seen from space!
Rated PG 

Friday and Saturday
December 7th & 8th
7 PM
Tickets:  $5

More Reasons To Visit Downtown Pocomoke !


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Pocomoke City – 5 December 2012 – Mayor Bruce Morrison and his wife, Laura, have introduced a new tradition this year to add to the growing list of Christmas festivities in Pocomoke: Christmas river cruises.  It is their intention to capitalize on the area’s greatest asset, the Pocomoke River.  The effort began when they requested the owners of riverfront properties participate by decorating their home for the holidays.

 Bay Queen Cruises will take guests on an evening tour of these homes, via the Pocomoke River.  Cruises require advance reservations and occur at 7:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays throughout December, beginning December 6.  Captain John Riggi and First Mate Mary Ann take guests on a 40-minute tour that includes live Christmas music and hot cocoa along the way. The cost is $10 per person.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling: 443-437-7235 or 410-632-1415.

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On Saturdays throughout December, Santa Claus will visit with children from 11:00am – 1:00pm in his cabin downtown.  Our Santa house sits in the new downtown mini-park, at the corner of Market & Second Streets.  There is no charge.  The Junior Women’s Club of Pocomoke will be offering a picture with Santa for $5.00. 

Folks are encouraged to cross the street to A Second Time Around (125 Market Street), vintage and collectibles shop, for some special treats.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Riverside Grill At Lunch Time

I finally had time to relax and have an wonderful lunch on Friday  at the Riverside Grill.  My aunt is visiting from Florida for a few weeks so she treated my sister, brother and myself to lunch.  I must tell you first that SHE enjoyed it and even struck up a conversation with the ladies seated at the table next to us. 

Lots of local people in for lunch and I was amused at the table of ladies next to us who were there to celebrate a birthday and even brought their own cake!  They were enjoying themselves and that's what it's all about.  It's so nice to see people enjoying themselves especially in a  dowtown restaurant.

And I have to say that after months of walking through a "shell" with a camera it seemed as if the restaurant would never become a reality.  But it did and now the restaurant is here and it's quite apparent that it is being used.  They were busy!  But not too busy to be cordial, polite and quick with service.  Try the crab cakes when you go if you haven't all ready.  We all enjoyed it very much and thank you Corey for taking the photo of the four of us  with my camera. 

Thank you to all of you at Riverside Grill and I will be back for another great meal real soon.  Corey, you are doing a wonderful job.  And Aunt Doris, thank you for the lunch!

**Pedestrian warnings on the Somerset side of the draw bridge**

Monday, August 27, 2012

Delmarva Discovery Center Says Thank You.

Delmarva Discovery CenterHere at the Discovery Center we want to thank everyone so much for all the community support we have received from our posting of our wish list.

To add to our wish list:
We our in need of a blender for our husbandry team. If anyone would like to assist us with this or other items, please contact Educator/aquarist Sarah Rubin at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Boeing, Boeing" ~ Live Performance At the Mar-Va Theater

Pocomoke's own, Matt Williams with a cast and crew from New York,  will be on stage at the Mar-Va Theater this Friday and Saturday nights.

Enjoy  the evening with this comedic production and fantastic cast.

Friday  August 24th
Saturday  August 25th
Tickets: $20

To use your credit card go to:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Riverside Grill ~ Specials For Friday


Seafood Chowder (cream base, crab, shrimp, clams) with half ham sandwich or side salad 6.99

Fried Shrimp Basket with fries 8.99

Pesto Pasta Sald with grilled chicken 7.99 or blackened shrimp 9.99

Tropical Salad with chilled shrimp 8.99

Crab Cake Caesar 16.99
~We will also have dinner entrees on special
tonight  starting at  5PM~

Starting at 8 PM every Friday night:$3.50 Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan drinks
$1.50 domestic drafts

Happy Hour 4-7 PM: $1 off all appetizers and most drinks

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

~Riverside Grill~

Chili with half turkey sandwich or side salad 5.99

Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans 6.99

Taco Salad 6.99

Fried Shrimp Basket and Fries 8.99

Happy Hour 4-7 PM
Starting at 4 PM: 99 cent kid's meals

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Riverside Grill ~ Wednesday Specials



Cheeseburger Soup with half turkey sand. or side salad 5.99

Pesto Pasta Salad with grilled chicken 8.99

Cold Plate: Chicken, Tuna, and Potato Salads 6.99

Buffalo Shrimp with Fries 8.99

Tropical Salad with chilled shimp and honey mustard dressing 8.99

Happy Hour 4-7 Pm!