Chick Lit by Helen Chappell
I read somewhere recently that people no longer read. And if that’s not an ironic statement, I don’t know what would be. Sure, we’re all about Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, streaming everything we can eyeball without a whole lot of that nasty focusing on the printed word, but there are some people out there who still read real books.Statistics show that the great majority of readers are women, and that a huge slice of those women are devout readers of chick lit. Chick lit is slang for women’s literature (read this ~ romance novels). Read More …
New Local Rowing Club Takes to the Water by Dick Cooper
Changes: Foiled by Roger Vaughan
The reason we’ll have multihulls with foils racing in America’s Cup XXXV next month in Bermuda dates back to 1988, when Dennis Conner defended the Cup in a catamaran. Conner had won back the Cup in Australia in 1987, after losing it in 1983 ~ America’s first loss in 132 years. Conner and his San Diego Yacht Club team were still woozy from their celebrations when a rogue challenge arrived from New Zealand’s Michael Fay ~ “rogue” because of the San Diego Yacht Club’s preoccupation with having won and the resulting neglect to establish a protocol for those making a challenge. Read More…
Guatemala ~ Land of the Maya by Bonna L. Nelson
Our trip began with quite a rocky start. We weren’t sure if we would ever get to Guatemala. Due to an accident at the Guatemala airport, our flight was redirected to land in El Salvador. After a few-hour layover there, we were returned to Atlanta, Georgia. When we told our fellow travelers that we had the same thing happen to us last year on our trip to Honduras, they jokingly pretended to shun us. Fortunately, Delta Airlines and Caravan, our tour company, took good care of us.
The next day, we flew back to Guatemala and, still in our travel clothes from the previous day, we hopped on a bus to tour Guatemala City. Read More…
A Fine (Arts) Time to Visit Oxford by Michael Valliant
For 33 years now, the month of May has brought fine art to Oxford. What began with hanging paintings on snow fencing outside has grown into the Oxford Community Center’s Fine Arts @ Oxford, bringing together 35 artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for one of the Eastern Shore’s most regarded art shows and sales. On May 20 and 21, the community center will be filled with art and artists, and fresh strawberry shortcake will be ready for serving.
Jennifer Stanley, an OCC founder and member of the Board of Trustees, headed up the first fine arts festivals. Read More…
Home Run Baker by Gary D. Crawford
Opening Day for major league baseball was just a few weeks ago, on April 2. By now you’re probably following the Orioles or the (ahem) Yankees, or the (aargh) Red Sox, or whichever team interests you. Or perhaps, like me, you don’t pay too much attention until the playoffs roll around in the fall.
Even if you aren’t a sports fan, however, I hope you do watch a baseball game now and again. Baseball is a pastoral game. In a time when there seems to be overmuch violence ~ in the news, in sports, in movies, even in games ~ a baseball game offers a brief respite. 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, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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