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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Let's continue with the plans made to make the Olive Lippoldt Tidal Wetland Garden and Nature Trail even better than it is.
Volunteer your time.
Here's the link to previous photos of the garden.
Live models will help us explore the realities of Victorian women's lives by taking a close look at the styles they wore.
An elegant lunch is included in the ticket price of $25. Call the museum for more details: 410-632-0515.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
These are the latest photos I have on the Pocomoke City restaurant being constructed.
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Updated Saturday, February 18, 2012
Construction seems to be moving right along......
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
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.
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 http://www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org/ 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.
Don't forget: VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED !
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A dedication ceremony for the aquarium is scheduled for Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. and will call attention to a $250,000 grant from the Fulton Owen Foundation, which made the purchase and operation of the tank possible.
Staff and volunteers are ready to show off the exhibit to the public, after working to install the tank and prep and introduce the fish to their new habitat.
"(The tank) is a great opportunity to highlight the ecology of the Pocomoke River and the unique fish that live in it," says Executive Director Brian Garrett. "We just want to recognize their generous donation and acknowledge the positive impact it's having on the discovery center."
The ceremony will include a speech by Garrett, in addition to a presentation of the tank, acknowledgment of the donors, a short speech by representatives of the Snow Hill-based Fulton Owen Foundation and a casual reception.
The tank is designed to look similar to the underwater world of the Pocomoke River and has been stocked with native fish, including Atlantic sturgeon, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegills.
Garrett expects the tank to increase learning opportunities for area residents as well as the attractiveness of Pocomoke City as a regional tourist destination.
"For this summer, between June 1 and the end of August, we had 3,600 general admissions," said Garrett. "We are on pace to put between 7,500 and 8,000 through the center this year."
After the ceremony has ended, staff at the Discovery Center are expected to get to work on their next big project. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently donated a 1,500 gallon tank for a Chesapeake Bay ecological exhibit.
Garrett says before moving forward on that, the Discovery Center needs to secure additional funding, to ensure once the tank is installed there will be enough money to keep it operational and allow for the care of marine life.
If you go
WHAT. Fulton/Owen Foundation Dedication
WHERE. Delmarva Discovery Center, 2 Market St., Pocomoke City
WHEN. Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m.
COST. $20 per ticket, $18 for members, $35 for couples
Saturday, October 16, 2010
At the same time, the famed monument is also reopening its third story, closed since the 1970s, which offers a breathtaking view of Rome.
The two new attractions aim to boost visitor numbers at the site, which is already Italy's single most visited monument at some 19,000 people a day.
Crowds were already flocking to get up to the 33 meter (108 feet) third ring to enjoy its spectacular views Friday, while fans of ancient bloodletting will have to wait until Tuesday when groups of 25, strictly by reservation, will take the first steps by members of the public into the underground pits.
According to Colosseum site director Rossella Rea, the gladiatorial areas are all the more fascinating because "they were completely buried in the 5th century AD and have been perfectly conserved."
"They never suffered the depredation which the surface parts of the monument were victims to," ANSA quoted her as saying.
The so-called 'hypogeum' (literally, 'underground') has been restored in a project that has also installed new, muted lighting.
Rea said the aim was to recapture "some of the atmosphere" of the breathless moments before the games commenced, when the armored or naked fighters and the wild animals were hauled up through 80 trapdoors.
The visit starts from the Porta Libitinaria, named after the goddess of the dead Libitina, through which the gladiators marched in and from which their corpses were taken out, ANSA said.
Construction on the city's iconic monument started between 70 and 72 AD under the Emperor Vespasian.
It was completed in 80 AD by his son Titus. Titus inaugurated it with 100 days of games including the recreation of a sea battle between Romans and Greeks.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Schedule of Events 2010
At Somers Cove Marina grounds
7th Street, Crisfield, Maryland 21817
9:00 a.m. – Crab Cooking Contest – Baptist Church, Somerset Ave.
7:30 a.m. – 10-K Race/Walk
Sunday – Sept. 5th
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The park made the announcement on its Twitter page, @AssateagueNPS, as Hurricane Earl came closer to Delmarva. On Wednesday, park rangers had told campers in remote campsites accessible only by canoe or kayak to move out.
The park also closed its off-road vehicle areas, used by surf fishermen, to any traffic.