Showing posts with label local events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label local events. Show all posts

Friday, December 3, 2010

19th Century Christmas At Furnace Town

SNOW HILL -- Explore Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum on Dec. 4 and 5 from noon until 4 pm at the annual 19th Century Christmas Heritage Program.

Furnace Town will be decorated for the season with traditional greenery; visit artisans such as the woodworker, gardener, spinner, blacksmith, broommaker and weaver as they share their skills.

Find gifts at the museum store like table mats, shawls, ironworks and woodblock prints. Admission is $5 for adults, with discounts for seniors and children.

Contact Furnace Town at 410-632-2032.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Santa Train Schedule

Santa To Arrive At the Historic Onley Train Station Dec. 4

You better not pout, you better not cry, because Santa is coming to the Historic Onley Train Station. The Society for the Preservation of the Onley Train Station (SPOTS) will be hosting Santa as he arrives by train on Saturday December 4th at 2:30 pm. The Historic Onley Train Station will be open from 1-3 pm for tours and refreshments will be available.

The station is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Maple St in downtown Onley right next to the tracks.

So come on out and celebrate the start of the holiday season with members of SPOTS, and Santa at the historic Onley Train Station.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Parksley's 2010 Olde Fashion Christmas Celebration

The Greater Parksley Association and the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company invite you to An Olde Fashion Christmas in Parksley 2010.

The events will start when Santa arrives on the train around 3:15. The Great Parksley Association will be selling hot chocolate and
homemade cookies for all that are waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive. Dunne Ave will be closed around 5:00. Santa then will arrive around 5:30 at his Santa House next to the Club Car. Let Santa's elves take your children's picture with Santa for a small donation.

Local merchants will be open late for your shopping pleasure. Carolers and bell ringers will be present for your enjoyment. Local craft vendors will be set up in the Town Council Chambers. Warm yourself by the street bonfire and make your own smores. Free hayrides to view the decorated homes. Again this year hay riders will get to judge the best decorated homes.

Homeowners are encourage to decorate to win a cash prize!!(call 757-665-6655 to register your house)

1st prize $100
2nd prize $75
3rd prize $50

Don't miss this special annual event Saturday December 4th, 2010 from 5 p.m. - 8p.m.

For more information about this event call 665-6655

Pocomoke Police Dept. To Hold Annual Youth Christmas Party

2010 Annual Youth Christmas Party

Hosted by The Pocomoke City Police Department

will be held

December 19, 2010

5:00 to 7:00 PM

The event will be held at the Bethany-Salem United Methodist Church
205 Market Street, Pocomoke, Md.
For more information (410) 957-1600, ext. 103

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get Out And VOTE

Let us know how YOU think the election is going!

Remember YOUR vote has the power to make the change!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This Weekend At the MarVa Theater

Friday, Oct 22nd Sat, Oct 23rd
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5


Starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Kristin Chenoweth and Betty White, YOU AGAIN is an outrageous comedy about a successful PR pro who discovers that her brother is marrying her high school arch nemesis.
Rated PG-13

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dedication Of The New Chincoteague Draw Bridge Will Be Held Staturday

CHINCOTEAGUE -- Those who attend the Saturday dedication of the new Chincoteague drawbridge will witness the formal completion of the project and have a chance to own a piece of history.

The Virginia Department of Transportation, which is organizing the 11 a.m. dedication at Robert Reed Park near the island library, will distribute commemorative keepsake plaques recognizing the event.

The plaques, which are 5 by 7 inches, will contain a piece of the old bridge. There will be 1,000 available and will be distributed while supplies last.

"We're hoping that every family will have an opportunity to have a piece of the old bridge," said Nora Chivers, VDOT spokesperson. "It's a piece of history."

Expected at the dedication will be state and local officials, including members of the state transportation board.

From noon-2 p.m., the public will be able to walk on the old swing drawbridge that is being replaced and have photos taken on it. The photos will be available on a website following the event.

The new bridge opened to traffic at 7:41 p.m. on April 1 after decades of planning and a $70 million construction project that lasted more than three years.

It replaces two bridges built in 1939 and 1940, which along with the causeway connected Chincoteague with the mainland.

The first bridge connecting the island to the mainland was finished in 1922.

The old drawbridge will remain open until the Marsh Island Connector is complete. Then it will be removed, Chivers said.

The bridge dedication is being held in conjunction with the island's annual Chili and Chowder Cook-off, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reed park.

The park provides a view of the past and present for those at the bridge dedication.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Prostock Racing Results~ Gumboro Mudbog


Racing Results For Prostock Class Saturday October 9, 2010

1st Chriss Stubbs Dead Laast FULL 7.013 sec.
2nd Barry Wise(Short 'n' Sassy) Blue Chevy FULL 8.253 sec.

3rd Clifton Taylor Blue Chevy FULL 10.000 sec.
4th Patrick Long All Night Soldier FULL 10.351 sec.

5th Wayne Downes Mud Hog FULL 11.172 sec.
6th Vincent McMahon Gator FULL 11.432 sec.
7th Bruce Vogel Gold Rush FULL 14.265 sec.

8th Trev McClellan Blue Chevy FULL 15.021 sec.
9th Bruce Vogel No Shame FULL 15.070 sec.

10th Orville Wells Digger FULL 16.049 sec.

11th Daniel Harrison Friends-n-Low Places FULL 16.761 sec.
12th Tony Kosar Dirty Money II FULL 19.324 sec.
13th Thomas Jackson Modzilla FULL 26.945 sec.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

~~Just A Reminder~~

Why not head out today and pick up some pumpkins for Halloween. And while you are out stop by Melson's and see just how much fun these events are!
Admission is only $5.00 And they have refreshments there! So grab the lawn chairs...........

See you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Prostock Points At Gumboro

The Prostock Class will be exciting for everyone this Saturday!

At the present time 187 East Perfomance trucks take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Prostock.
Who will be the first place winner?
Will it be one of the three or someone else?

Be there on Saturday to see who will take 1st place in this class for the season.........

Prostock class

All Night Soldier Patrick Long 34 pts.
Blue Chevy(Short 'n' Sassy) Barry Wise 28 pts.
Gray Ghost Lori Ann Long 23 pts.
Friends n Low Places Daniel Harrison 22 pts.
81 Chevy Chris Stubbs 22 pts.
Mud Hog Wayne Downes 19 pts.
Mean Green Danny Smith 16 pts.
Dirty Money To Tony Kosar 16 pts.
No Shame Ed Vogel 13 pts.
Digger Orville Wells 13 pts.
The Animal Steve Wisbeski 12 pts.
Outta Order Trey Milligan
Nothin Special Allen Stephens 10 pts.
Gray Chevy Roger England III 10 pts.
86 Chevy David Jones 8 pts.
Blazer Bryan Johnson 8 pts.
Ridin Dirty Greg Stephen Jr. 5 pts.
Nothin But Truth Cliff Taylor 5 pts.
Wh Bronco Fred Wriston 4 pts.
Dirty Money Richie Knox 4 pts.
The Gator Vince McMahon 3 pts.
Miss Behavin Katherine Marshall 2 pts.
Blue Ramcharger Matt Gibson 2 pts.
Prime Example Thomas Jackson 1 pt.
Back & Black Mike Payes 1 pt.
Blue 89 Bronco Scott Carmean 1 pt.
Big Blue Skip Fleischut 1 pt.
Goldrush Bruce Vogel 1 pt.

Patrick Long "All Night Soldier"

This Weekend At Melson Power Show

Make plans now to join in on the excitement this Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Melson's !!
No kidding!
The folks at Melson's have planned an entire day (and into the evening) of racing events! They have combined Friday night events with Saturday night events and rolled them into one great day of nothing but exciting racing........

200 foot Dirt Drag ~~ Most trucks travel this muddy track in a matter of a few seconds!

With the recent rainfall how will the mud on this track effect the speeds of those trucks?
Garden Tractor Pullin' ~~ This young lady just started competing this season. Since she is the only girl with alot of foolish men I give her lots of credit! I think she will go far with garden tractor competition! Let's see how she does this week.........against all those silly guys. (They can't even keep their tractors running sometimes)
Truck and Tractor Pullin' ~~ This a big favorite for everyone.

How much weight will they pull?
Mud Hop ~~ Will Brian in "Cowpatty" be there to race through the mud? Who else will brave this hill and come crashing into the mud on the other side?
With the amount of rain recently any truck is bound to make a big splash! Head over to Melson's Saturday, October 9th to find out!
Bring a chair and sit back and relax. Good clean fun for the whole family. Kids love it!


Registration for events: 4:00 PM

Events begin @ 5:30 PM
Admission: $5.00 ~~ Remember: You will be seeing two nights worth of events all in one afternoon and evening.

9343 Guy Ward Road
Parsonsburg, MD. For more information!

Rain date... October 16th

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Last Mudbog Of The Season At Gumboro

Your last chance to see mudbogging in Gumboro, Delaware is approaching fast!
So get ready!

Be sure to be there on Saturday, October 9, 2010
Gates open @ 11:00 AM
Races begin @ 1:00 PM

Admission: $7.00 ( Children under 10 FREE but must be with an adult)
Pit Admission: $5.00 per person

Registration will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Refreshments available.......

From Rt. 13

  • Take Rt. 24 East
  • Right onto Lowes Crossing Rd.
  • Left on Fox Hound Lane.

From Rt. 113

  • Take Rt. 24 West
  • Left onto Lowes Crossing Road.
  • Left on Fox Hound Lane.


See you there !!...............

Buyer's Choice Caroler Bingo

NEW CHURCH -- The New Church Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will host its ninth annual Byers' Choice Caroler bingo on Friday at the New Church firehouse.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Oyster fritter sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and desserts will be on sale.

Homemade cakes will be awarded as door prizes.

The bingo game prizes will be Byers' Choice Carolers.

Admission for the 21 bingo games is $20.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 757-824-3038.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Weekend At the Mar-Va Theater

Friday, Oct 1st Sat, Oct 2nd
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5

A seasoned team of bank robbers successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When a former member of their team is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer inches closer to apprehending the criminals.
Rated PG-13

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cops On Rooftops In Ocean City For Special Olympics

OCEAN CITY -- Seeing uniformed police officers standing on a store's roof, some in drag, some dressed in mascot costumes, all of them waving to the crowd below, is a spectacle that could only be for a good cause. Ocean City Police officers and Worcester County Sheriff's deputies teamed up for an event they called Cops on Rooftops. They partnered with Special Olympics Maryland and Dunkin' Donuts to raise money for the organization's Law Enforcement Torch Run. Their goal is to raise $10,000.

Officers will spend 24 total hours on the roof of Dunkin' Donuts at 119th Street in Ocean City. They were on their feet from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. yesterday, and will wrap it up today from 6 a.m.-noon.

"It's a spoof on the cops in doughnut shops thing, it is," said police spokesman Pfc. Mike Levy. "But you know what? I'll come to this Dunkin' Donuts every day because I know they support us and the community at large. I think it's going to be an awesome event."

Just shy of lunchtime, as the helicopter for television station WBOC hovered overhead, a gaggle of officers waved from the roof. Beside them was a costumed McGruff the Crime Dog, and Sparky, the Dalmatian firefighters' mascot. The costumes didn't last in the 80 degree heat.

Two sheriff's deputies were in costumes of their own because they lost a bet.

Heather Horner, an administrative assistant with the Sheriff's Office, decided she would raise $500 for the event on her own. Some of the deputies didn't think she could pull it off and agreed to dress in drag on the Dunkin' Donuts roof if she did.

"They thought it was a joke," she said with a smile.

Horner worked the phones, grilled Facebook friends and hit the pavement. She raised $1,054 in less than two days.

Detective Dale Trotter ended up doing princess waves from the rooftop, wearing a blonde wig, fuchsia nail polish and glittering eye makeup ---- not to mention the false bosom under his Torch Run T-shirt ---- while having a good laugh at his own expense. By 4 p.m. Saturday, officers had raised about $4,300 toward their goal, said police spokeswoman Jessica Waters, who said she was pleasantly surprised by the generosity."People come to Ocean City for a vacation, and they've already spent all this money to get here, all the money to stay here," she said. "Then they come in to get breakfast and they give to a community they don't even live in. It's nice to see people constantly give back."

John Trout, a morning DJ with radio station Froggy 99.9 took to the roof as well. He went on the air hourly to remind listeners that their donations were needed.

"We have seen hundreds of people stop in from all over the country," he said. "There's a lot of generosity out here, from young people driving in VWs to senior citizens, retired people coming up for the weekend. The Special Olympics knows no boundaries as far as age groups of people willing to give."

All seven Ocean City Council members stood on the roof early Saturday for about an hour. Councilwoman Margaret Pillas stayed, though, pledging not to leave the roof until the 20 friends she invited to donate showed with cash in hand.

She also initiated a side contest, starting at $50, to get Ocean City Police Chief Bernadette DiPino to eat a doughnut. DiPino does not partake in the glazed goodies. But, for the person with the highest bid, not only will the chief eat one, she will let someone feed it to her.

This is the second time for the promotion in Maryland, which originated among police in Illinois. Last year, the Dunkin' Donuts in Laurel, Md., and Laurel Police Department raised more than $7,000.

This year, Ocean City joins College Park, Glen Burnie, Laurel and Westminster among the Maryland municipalities with a Cops on Rooftops fundraiser. For next year's event, Levy said organizers would like to see police take to the rooftops of every Dunkin' Donuts franchise on the Eastern Shore.

He lauded Special Olympians for having the courage to go beyond their abilities, and for breaking down stereotypes and the image many people have of them.

"Some of the feats these athletes perform are amazing ---- they're amazing for everybody," Levy said. "Special Olympics gives them an opportunity to excel, and that's what we want to do for them, make sure they still have that opportunity."

Ocean City Police will welcome Special Olympics donations even after the event ends. For more information, call 443-235-4446.

Great job!! Sounds like it was great fun too!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Next Events At Melson Power Show

Mark your calendars! All events in ONE day!! More information on events of the day coming soon...............

Bingo Canceled

From the Atlantic Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company

BINGO scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010 has been CANCELED.

Friday, September 24, 2010

~~ Pocomoke Fire Department~~

Saturday, Sept. 25th. The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Co. and The Pocomoke City Ambulance Co. will participate in Community Safety Day at Lowe's in Pocomoke City.
9:30 til 2
Weather permitting....The Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Co. will conduct a control burn Sunday Sept.26th. near Walnut and 2nd Sts. beginning at 7 a.m. We will burning a rather large house. This will cause some street closings and some smoke in the area.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


If you haven't been to Melson's Tractor Pull and other motor events yet you had better hurry.
There aren't too many racing dates left.
Below are the current points for driver in their racing class.

Dirt Drag 9/10/10

Street Class

Nick Fulford

Pro Stock Class

1st Place: Barry Wise

2nd Place: Bryan Watson

Modified Class

1st Place: Chuck West

Mud Hop 9/11/10

ProStock Class

1st Place: Bryan Watson

2nd Place: Quinton Timmons

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3rd place: James Bennett

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Modified Class

1st Place: Spence Messick

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Open Class

1st Place: John Littleton

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2nd Place: Chris Lewis

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HUGE Racing day coming October 9th .........more info coming soon !