The Not-So-Wild Turkey by Helen Chappell
In my youth, for a couple of semesters, I would get up early to make a morning class. Leaving home around seven-thirty or eight, I would ride down a country road between fields and woodlots, and always see what wildlife was hovering on the edge of creeping exurbia. There were always deer hit by cars on the side of the road ~ a feast for eagles. There were also plenty of live deer. Once there was even a stray horse that looked none too thrilled as he trailed a lead and clopped up the road, turning in at a driveway. Read More . . .
CBMM Prepares to Restore the Edna E. Lockwood by Dick Cooper
There was a moment ~ actually, it was more like a split second ~ when Joe Connor didn’t know which way the massive floating log he was standing on was going to roll. He did a little lumberjack two-step, steadied his balance and then went back to his task of looping a line over one end of the log so it could be towed out of the way. Another truckload of 120-year-old, 20,000-pound loblolly pines was pulling into the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and Connor and the rest of the Boatshop crew had a lot of hard work to do. Read More…
Hayruss IV Part 1 by Gary Crawford
Last month, we presented the stories of 28 of the 33 watermen of Tilghman’s Island lost to the Bay from 1891 to 1979. Their names are memorialized on the Watermen’s Plaque in the park across from the Tilghman Fire Hall. We come now to the last five names on the plaque: Garland Phillips, George Cummings, Muir Cummings, Albert “Rusty” Cummings, and Thomas “T. R.” Cummings. All perished together when the Hayruss IV went down in February of 1979.
Now, as I write this, it is February again, and it is cold. We’ve had a moderate blizzard and some high winds. February is the annual reminder of the risks facing those who follow the water, for the Hayruss IV tragedy left a deep wound on this community, unhealed after 37 years. Read More…
House and Garden Pilgrimage – Talbot County
Grand and Gracious is the theme of the 2016 Talbot County House and Garden Tour, which will take place Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The tour combines new and old, featuring two exquisite in-town homes and five waterfront estates, all with stunning gardens designed to capture the beauty of the Eastern Shore. Sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club, the tour is part of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP). Read More…
Roatan – The Island of No Shoes by Bonna Nelson
My husband John is on a never-ending quest to find the perfect saltwater fly fishing flats in locations that I might also enjoy. On our latest winter escape we traveled to Roatan, one of the Bay Islands in the Honduran Caribbean, where sweeping white-sand beaches nestle at the bottom of lush green tropical hills and mountains, and turquoise waters gently lap against the shore. Read More…
Memorial Day Bash by Pamela Meredith-Doyle
If the party is at your house, plan on serving some of these easy and fun favorites. Making smart menu choices makes this spread affordable for a bigger group. It also takes the stress off you so you can spend more time with your guests. Keeping the menu simple with things like ribs, lemonade, veggie sliders and no-fuss side dishes makes it a meal your guests won’t soon forget. Read More…
Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman’s purse or a man’s coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.
Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Dick Cooper, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith-Doyle, Cliff James, Bonna Nelson, Anne Stinson and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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