Monday, May 23, 2022

The 'Other' Chincoteague ponies get attention

 (Eastern Shore Post)

The carousel ponies at the Chincoteague carnival grounds got a facelift recently when a group of friends that usually band together to place pony auction bids came together to voluntarily paint the carousel ponies. Above, Steffie Rau, of Bethlehem, Pa., starts to paint a horse from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department carnival carousel.

Sunday's surprise "Welcome Home" in Pocomoke!

 (City of Pocomoke Facebook)


Pocomoke City Emergency Medical Services

On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022. Members of the Pocomoke community organized a surprise "welcome home" parade for a young man that was injured in a motor vehicle accident a few weeks ago.

 After multiple surgeries and faced with the probability that he may never walk again. This young man defied the odds and not only is walking but was discharged sooner than expected. 

He is well on his way to recovery. The Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack, Worcester County Sheriff's Office Pocomoke City Police, Pocomoke Fire Department, and Pocomoke City Emergency Medical Services as well as numerous motorcycle clubs and citizens participated in the parade.

The young man was quoted as saying" This is the best day of my life"

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Time Machine: 1869, 1956, 2004, 1937, and a TV segment with local history author Jim Duffy.


January, 1869 

(when Pocomoke City was still named Newtown; front page article)

Baltimore Sun

Spring, 1956

(Above reads- First row: Billy Bundick, Wayne Brittingham and Geedie Wimbrow.  Second row: Dicky Bundick, Jim Payne, Tommy Wessels, Calvin Palmer, Gordon Harrison and Percy Maddox.  Third row: Score-keeper Eddie McGee, manager Richard Mason, Bobby Hickman, William Farlow and coach Al Jewitt.)

                      (a submitted picture published in the Salisbury Daily Times in 2010)

*May, 2004
(Printing under picture reads: Tying yellow ribbons in front of the National Guard armory in Crisfield are, from left, Natalie Evans, Traci Wigglesworth and Carolyn Evans whose husbands have been on active duty in the war with Iraq for more than a year.)

Somerset Herald

Saturday, May 21, 2022

(Update) Military grade weapons, homemade pipe bombs recovered in Princess Anne home

Saturday PM update:  Maryland State Police have identified the suspect as 43-year-old Clement Renee Grangier III.

(WBOC- Saturday)

During the execution of the Search and Seizure Warrant seven (7) Improvised Explosive Devices, identified as three (3) complete pipe bombs and four (4) improvised explosive hand grenades. Thirty-two firearms, including several military grade weapons were also located in conjunction with additional bomb making materials and firearm parts. 

View news story:

    Princess Anne Man Faces Numerous Destructive Device Charges | Latest News |

 (WMDT- Friday)

SOMERSET Co., Md – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed for 47ABC, that Maryland State Police recovered homemade pipe bombs in a home located at 11347 Stewart Neck Road.  

View news story:

MSP recover homemade pipe bombs at Princess Anne home - 47abc (

Friday evening PHS Class of 2022 Parade!

         (PHS Facebook)           


More photos:

(10) Facebook

Friday, May 20, 2022

Go ahead approved for new Greenbackville townhouses

 (Eastern Shore Post excerpt)

The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved rezoning and a conditional use permit for a proposed mixed-use development with 140 townhouses, planned to be rentals, on property surrounded on three sides by the Captains Cove community. The two 8-1 votes, with Supervisor Paul Muhly voting no, came after public hearings in which 13 Captains Cove residents spoke against the development, citing concerns about the developer’s plan to use Captains Cove’s private road, Captains Corridor, to access the new development and to use Captains Cove’s water and sewer utilities to serve it, among other concerns.

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye:

1869  ..  (when Pocomoke City was still named Newtown)


1956  .. (Recognize anyone from the Pocomoke High baseball team? We'll have the names.)

2004  ..

1937  ..

Plus local history author Jim Duffy's TV segment about those days gone by when strawberries were big business on the lower Eastern Shore.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Looking ahead- Thursday evenings!


Circumstances kill boat-docking group's season


CRISFIELD, Md. – The Chesapeake Cowboys, a popular boat-docking organization on Delmarva, announced it has cancelled its' scheduled tour for the summer season.

Read more about it:

Chesapeake Cowboys Cancel Summer Tour | Latest News |

Salisbury homecoming for American Idol's Jay Copeland


City officials will host a homecoming event for Copeland on June 3rd in Downtown Salisbury.

Read more about it:

Salisbury hosting homecoming concert for American Idol star Jay Copeland - 47abc (

Kudos for Crisfield High Marching Band

 (Crisfield-Somerset County Times)


Celebrating their win

The Crisfield High School Marching Band — nicknamed “The Pride of Somerset” — brought home two more trophies after competing at Music in the Parks at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The band was a first place and overall winner in the High School Parade category and upon their return home they were escorted into town by police, EMS and Marion and Crisfield fire departments. The band is under the direction of Heather McHenry, assisted by alumni Chris Ford (percussion) and Lynne Johnson (majorettes). Seniors Kolby Harris and Joelle Whitelock are the drum majors and Addyson Ritz is band captain. The Band Boosters made the May 7 trip possible, and it included time for everyone to enjoy the park.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Maryland's Miss USA contestant is from Ocean City

 (The Dispatch)

Caleigh Shade, a 22-year-old Ocean City resident, was crowned Miss Maryland USA on Sunday during the 70th edition of the Miss Maryland USA competition.

View news story:

05/17/2022 | OC Woman Named Miss Maryland USA | News Ocean City MD (



Pocomoke Weather


Obituaries in Salisbury, MD | The Daily Times (

City Of Pocomoke

Worcester County Public Schools

Somerset County Public Schools  

Accomack County Public Schools

Marva Theater

Delmarva Discovery Center

Downtown Pocomoke

Pocomoke Fire Company

Worcester County Health Department

Somerset County Health Department

Worcester County Library 

Worcester County Humane Society

Worcester County Recreation & Parks

Pocomoke Area Chamber Of Commerce


Monday, May 16, 2022

Puclic information session at Wallops

(Shore Daily News)


To facilitate discussion and information sharing on activities at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, a public information session is being held on current programs and events from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center.

Read more about it:

NASA Wallops Flight Facility to host Public Information Session Wednesday - Shore Daily News

Sunday, May 15, 2022


Order tickets:
Preakness Tickets — Worcester County Education Foundation (

Time Machine: 1984, 1949, 1934, 1912, and Jim Duffy's TV segment about The Aquaculture Riots.


April, 1984

(text size changes occurred during duplication process) 


Crisfield Times

October, 1949 (Pocomoke price tag makes news)

Baltimore Sun

November, 1949

Salisbury Times

April, 1934

Daily News (New York)

May, 1912

Democratic Messenger

The Aquaculture Riots

Throwback Thursday – The Aquaculture Riots – DelmarvaLife