The other day, the heat index was 115 in the Y parking lot, according to my weather app. Walking out of the nicely air-conditioned gym into the summer heat was like being slapped in the face with the open door of a blast furnace. The A/C in the car didn’t even start to cool until I pulled into my own driveway, which I am sure you, dear reader, have also experienced. I staggered dramatically through the heat into the house. Eastern Shore humidity is possibly the worst humidity in the world. It’s like breathing raspberry Jell-O. Read More …
South Dakota Gems by Bonna Nelson
A Forum for Lifelong Learning by Michael Valliant
Those Poplar Girls by Gary D. Crawford
No, not popular girls ~ Poplar! I’m talking about five young ladies who grew up on one of the Chesapeake’s offshore islands, namely Poplar Island. It lies in Talbot County, Maryland, about three miles off the coast of Bay Hundred and just south of Kent Island.You’ve heard of Poplar Island, I’m sure. It’s much in the news as the island that is being “restored.” We’ve visited there several times over the years, most recently this past June. Much has been accomplished there since our last visit a few years back ~ and it is nothing like we remember it in 1991. Read More…
The Environmental Focus of the 2019 Chesapeake Film Festival by Sandy Cannon-Brown
The Chesapeake Bay is about 200 miles long and from 4 to 30 miles wide, but its fingers reach deep into the land, creating a waterway of rivers, creeks and streams that expand the size of the Bay by a factor of about 20. Each of those extensions of the Bay has its own personality, a diversity of residents above, below and along, and ~ unfortunately ~ a variety of threats. This summer, Dave Harp and I spent many memorable days out on the water to capture the love affair between riverkeepers and the rivers they work tirelessly to protect. Read More…
Changes: TREE by Roger Vaughan
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, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant, Tom Horton, Jim Dawson, and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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