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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pocomoke City National Night Out

What a beautiful night in Cypress Park  and what an enjoyable time!

I couldn't help but remember the two words that Mayor Morrison spoke about in a speech of his not very long ago.  Two key words.  Pride and proud.  This was my first experience with the National Night Out event and I can't imagine being in another town other than Pocomoke.

Mr. Mayor, I am Pocomoke PROUD!  I always have been.  But now, more than ever.  Pocomoke's the greatest and if any of you do not agree you just aren't trying hard enough! 

This was my first experience with the National Night Out function and I can't imagine being in another town other than Pocomoke.
 I don't think I have ever seen so many people milling around in the same world as I have tonight.  Everyone, young, old, black, white, rich or poor all seemed to be on the same page.

Here are some photos from earlier this evening.  I will have lots more when the sun comes up....Right now, I need some sleep.

Thanks for a wonderful evening and for the invitation, Chief Sewell! 

Gotta love those Virginia boys!! 
Another Virginian that takes his loved one back to Pocomoke for National Night Out! 

Thank you OC104 for being in Pocomoke.  I'm not a hip-hop lover but what you did play was great. Still couldn't find a soul to dance with me!
Hamburgers sure didn't last long!  These guys worked hard and the hamburgers with french fries were great!

More to follow.........

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pocomoke ~ National Night Out 2012 Is Tonight !!

Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell 
 Invites the Pocomoke Citizens to attend

Cypress Park
Tuesday,  August 7, 2012
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Come out to join the Pocomoke City Police, businesses and citizens in a night of gathering and friendship.

Food and drink - while supply lasts.


Sponsors for the event are:
Masonic Lodge
Sharp Energy
Kiwanis Club
and more........

SEE YOU THERE..........

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Visit The Delmarva Discovery Center

The Delmarva Discovery Center is now open late three nights a week.  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the center is open until 7:00 PM. 

And there is something happening 7 days a week at the Delmarva Discovery Center.
WEDNESDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./ History, stories and legends of the Delmarva Peninsula.  Each week a 30 minute presentation will focus on a different  historical area and area of the museum.  These guided talks are geared towards adult audiences.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Opening Soon.......

The New Pocomoke Restaurant

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Watch for the opening date of the new restaurant in downtown Pocomoke City.
It's hard to believe that I have been taking photographs of this spot located on the Pocomoke River since December 2011 - when ground was first turned over to begin the foundation work.

The kitchen appliances have been delivered and are ready to be installed. Tables and chairs are there and the bar is just about completed!

In case you missed the photos of the beautiful landscaping that now surrounds the restaurant follow this link:

Landscaping was provided by Douglas Guns, Superintendent of the Winter Quarters Golf Course, and his crew. Douglas Guns and his crew, along with the assistance of some wonderful, hardworking people from Pocomoke High School, are responsible for the beauty in the Mini Park on the corner of Second Street and Market Street in downtown Pocomoke City.

Stayed tuned for an opening date! The wait is almost over........

Friday, June 15, 2012

The New Pocomoke Restaurant...Just a Little More Time

The New Pocomoke City Restaurant

Downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

If you've been downtown within the past few days you would have noticed the beautiful landscaping that has been done around the restaurant.

Just a few short weeks ago the brick pavers had just arrived and workers were busy at the job of arranging the walkways and tamping the bricks into place. Now all the mud that has been there all these weeks is coverd with grass and attractive shrubs and foliage outline the building.

Even the area below the Delmarva Discovery Center got some special attention!

Who's responsible for all this magnificent landscaping??
Douglas Guns, the Superintendent of the Winters Quarters Golf Course, and his marvelous crew along with Pocomoke City Public Works crew!! Along with the landscaping they paved an area next to the drawbridge so the Pocomoke Vol. Fire Co. can access a dry hydrant located on the docks.

Beautiful job!

Another good indication that it won't be long before many of us will be dining in the new restaurant and enjoying the view of the Pocomoke River. I will keep you posted on any updates.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Two Downtown Pocomoke City Businesses Celebrate With Grand Openings

Two ribbon cuttings and grand openings - in the same building- were held Saturday in downtown Pocomoke City. 

The "Salty Dog Grooming" studio  and "Cottage Arts by Justine"  was the place to be on Saturday for the open house.  A host of various  guests were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening and feasted on some really great food along with the chance to win some fantastic door prizes donated by local businesses.

 A recap about the two businesses in this  newly rennovated building is below photos.

Congratulations and the very best of luck!

Ribbon Cutting for "Salty Dog Grooming" Studio
PHOTO/ Angela Manos

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for "Cottage Art by Justine"
PHOTO by Angela Manos

Items sold at Cottage Art by Justine include painted and faux-finished furniture, fixtures, frames, accent pieces and other decorative items, along with original paintings. The business also sponsors several artists boasting different techniques, including her artist-in-residence, Annette Hicks. Annette is known locally for her canine portraits, but specializes in all custom portraits and mixed media canvas paintings.  A number of original artworks will be on display this Saturday, but a full selection can be found at:

Salty Dog Grooming is a “doggie day spa” for pampered pets. The spa offers all-breeds grooming by Justine Oneal. At Salty Dog all pampered clients receive “hydrosurge bathing” with specialized shampoos, and plenty of “bling” accompanies all standard service.  Justine has over 30 years experience in the pet care industry. She built and operated for over 16 years a successful resort boarding kennel on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She also earned her CKO status from the American Boarding and Kennel Association. Salty Dog hours are by appointment only.

This little adorable doggy in a bathtub from
Enchanted Florist- downtown Pocomoke
PHOTO/Angela Manos

Cottage Art’s opening marks another milestone in the city’s efforts to attract new businesses to Pocomoke’s downtown as it repositions itself as a tourist destination

Go to: Salty Dog Grooming on facebook for more photos.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Downtown Pocomoke City- The New Mini-park

Pocomoke City Downtown Coordinator, Angela Manos, has done a wonderful, (actually amazing) job with turning her ideas into realities for downtown Pocomoke.

If you haven't traveled downtown lately maybe you should............

There's so much to see.   Plenty of stores to shop!

Photos of the mini-park.  Market Street and Second Street.

In no time the memories of this lot being empty will be filled with all varieties of summer blossoms. 

However, someone to put in a walkway is seriously needed. 
 Any takers?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A New Mini-Park and "Community Giving Garden" ~ At the Hands Of Volunteers

Downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland

The gazebo that mysteriously appeared one fine day on the corner of Second and Market Streets is part of a new mini-park.

When completed the small park will include seating, a bike rack, trees, flowers, various other plants  and an information station.

In an effort to get the youth involved in their downtown, high school students will be doing the gardening.  In fact, they were supposed to begin tomorrow but I just received word that some of those students have already been to the corner lot TODAY and have planted shrubs and grasses in the area.

Who wants to garden???

Two charitable and creative Pocomoke residents are starting a "Community Giving Garden" downtown. Location of this garden will be on city owned property at  the corner of Willow and Clarke Avenues.

Groundbreaking will be within the next two weeks.

 The food harvested from the garden will be donated to the Samaritan Shelter and needy Pocomoke families.

If you are interested in volunteering your time - or if you are a business and would like to donate lumber or other gardening needs - please contact:


Friday, April 20, 2012

At The Mar-Va Theater This Weekend- With Something Special AFTER The Show!

For LOTS of reasons DON'T MISS the movie this weekend at the Mar-Va Theater!

I received special word from "Forester Rob"  today and here is what he had to say:
"The Worcester County Forest Conservancy District Board has partnered with the Maryland Forest Service and the Marva Theater to distribute loblolly pine seedlings after the showing of Dr. Suess' the "Lorax", this weekend.
Seedlings will be available as patrons exit the Marva Theater following each screening of the movie to the first one hundred families.  They will be individually wrapped and also contain a coupon good for a discount on the purchase of nursery stock trees at selected local garden centers.  Details will be printed on the coupon.
It is also rumored that Smokey Bear may make an appearance to remind citizens to protect our forests, especially in these times of drought, high winds and extreme fire danger!"
So there you go!  Don't miss The Lorax this weekend.  Get a seedling to grow your own tree, a coupon to buy another to plant and watch  as it grows - the birds will love you for it.
AND- Maybe the chance to meet Smokey the Bear!

(And thinking back, I don't think I have ever met Smokey)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This Weekend At the Mar-Va Theater

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Progress on the New Restaurant- Downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland

Friday, February 10, 2012
Pocomoke City, Maryland

At this point all windows have been installed....
you can tell that they have been covered.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Winter Wonderland Gala and Auction- Many Items to Bid On!

It's wonderful to know that ALL tickets available for the first Winter Wonderland Gala at the Delmarva Discovery Center have been sold!

And the list of items for the LIVE and SILENT auctions keeps growing.

Two more paintings by local artists that will go up for bids at the auctions Saturday night.

Painting by local artist
Jenny Somers

Painting by local artist
Doris Glovier

Here are just a few of the items that will be auctioned Saturday night.  There are many, many more wonderful  items and something for eveyone to bid on!  And the items have been donated from everywhere.

These are just a few names I recognized:

Print by local artist Willie Crockett

Beautiful, fanciful Cake by Coles Cakes

Warm & lovely quilt by Robyn Ann

Wally Makuchal framed print entitled "Teals ".

Bay Queen Smith Island Baby Cakes

Salty Dog gift certificate

From Scher’s, lovely satin dark purple clutch with jeweled clasp

Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Visit To the Delmarva Discovery Center Jan. 20, 2012

The Delmarva Discovery Center hadn't been included in the plans Councilman Malloy and I had previously discussed for last Friday. Jan. 20)  We ran into Brian Garrett the Director of the  Delmarva Discovery Center and when he found out I had never seen the inside of the center it was a GO.  I went!

This is indeed another of the pride and joys in Pocomoke!  (I shudder to think how many memberships I may have bought by now if my son were still a young boy.)  Children and adults will enjoy it greatly!

The bear was the first thing I saw.  I knew absolutely nothing about bears being on the Eastern Shore (or don't remember) and unless it's Yogi Bear and Boo Boo I don't want to know too much else.  He's a little fuzzy in this photo but he is beautiful.

Believe it or not signs of the Beaver have been found along the Pocomoke River. 

These fish are actually larger in the tank. And there are plenty more! Catfish live in the aquarium along with the Bass and many more.   On Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm  every  week a SCUBA diver goes into the 6,00 gallon tank to feed the fish.  So when you visit try to see that. 

The tank is filled with the same type of fish that call the Pocomoke River home.  This was especially enjoyable to me because the waters of the Pocomoke River are so dark you can't see a thing.  The aquarium gives one the chance to watch them in  in their own habitat to see just exactly what it is they do all day....which isn't much except swim around and entertain.
This tank is filled with living coral of just about  every color you can imagine.  Those tiny fish look as if they have been hand painted.  Be sure to find out what type of fish they are....I didn't.

I believe it was in this tiny building  there were several hand crafted skip jacks.  When you visit the DDC please be sure to take a look at them.  They are just as elegant when small and hand made as they are sailing the Chesapeake.  One thing to keep in mind as you tour this magnificent place is that many of the items on display are tools and equipment actually used  at one time.  Many kind hearted persons have either loaned or given items to the Discovery Center because they recognize the importance of  educating those that do not know about this small part of the Eastern Shore or the Eastern Shore as a whole.
 This looks very much like a scene I see every day.  In fact, in the small "village" very near my own home motorists have to stop most mornings while the ducks cross the narrow road.  They don't move for you and they don't bother to fly away.... every day .....they've done it for years.  It isn't too bad sitting there waiting if you think about those on the highway or freeway trying to beat the clock to get to work on time.  In some places on the Eastern Shore traffic jams include ducks.  Yets, here we are at times,  (in the boonies Councilman Malloy calls it), waiting for ducks.  Doesn't get much better than that.
 Ladies and gentlemen, this is a female Diamond Back Terrapin. (Thank you, Jenny Somers).  I didn't know.  My son  brought turtles home in his lunch box, his pants pockets and in paper bags many times as a child.  I've seen them in our yard and a few years ago a female snapping turtle made herself comfortable and laid eggs in a pile of sand near our brand new garage....then she left.....hissing all the way down our drive.  I had never seen a Diamond Back and was really thrilled to see that this one was so active and didn't mind showing off.  Be sure to stop by and see her.

A work shop that represents the decoy carvers on the Eastern Shore.  Steve and Lem Ward, of Crisfield came to my mind when I saw this.  The Ward Brothers were friends of my in-laws.  In the dining room there were  framed ink sketches created by one of the brothers  and a couple of decoys in the livingroom.  My  children never wanted to leave Crisfield unless we road by the old workshop.  Did you know that the Ward Brothers were actually both barbers?

Today there are many decoy carvers withing the local area and I'm sure we all know who some of them are.  In fact, in the past many local carvers have set up displays in the DDC for the public to view.  Check the DDC website for upcoming events. 
Watch for the  the Oyster Toads (that's what Councilman Malloy said they were).  The aquarium has quite a few of them.  Cute little things but they always  look like they were having a bad day....Good defense...I wouldn't bother anything that contrary looking either.

This was at the end of our visit.  For those of you that like boats but don't like the water this might be the thing to try.  There is actually two speeds of  'wind' to blow the sail.  Jump in and hit the button!

Going through the Delmarva Discovery Center was great fun!  I didn't take time to see all of it.but I will go again.  My photos can not begin to bring you the true beauty of the display.  The entire center is amazing and seems to actually capture all of the things that make the Eastern Shore unique.  If you were born and have lived on the shore all your life you understand what I'm speaking about.

There are also hands-on learning stations for anyone that wants that experience. 

A steamship gives anyone the opportunity to go aboard, walk through and even go to the top deck.  The setting around the steamship is quite in line with what would be done during its use many years ago. 

The Delmarva Discovery Center truly  IS a "showcase of the regions cultural and environmental heritage".
And if you were born and raised on the Eastern Shore it is YOUR cultural and environmental heritage that is showcased there.  Spend the time and the money to see it.  Most of you will be able to identify with all of the exhibits and you will be amazed at the beauty of it all stretched out under one roof. 

An excellant way to see the Eastern Shore without being bothered by the summer heat, humidity and bugs.  There's also no marshy smell.

And you might just learn something new!

Sleepovers and birthday parties are welcomed there too!  For more information call the Delmarva Discovery Center - 410-957-9933 or go to   The center also has a page on Facebook with tons of photographs and information.  The website and the facebook page will enable you to be constantly updated.  And pass the word around ~ The DDC is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested give Brian a call.

If you have never visited the Eastern Shore and are planning to be in the area I would certainly reccommend the Delmarva Discovery Center to be the best museum to visit  to get good lesson about  the surrounding area. 

Thank you so very much Brian Garrett for allowing me to visit the Delmarva Discovery Center. I am impressed and it is quite plain to see that great amounts of hard work and time were taken to make the center the showcase it is. Everyone that had a hand in making the DDC the showcase it is should be very proud.  I will be back to visit very soon.