I’ve covered the waterfront for more years than I want to publicly admit. Most of my career has been spent covering and writing about the Eastern Shore and environs, and I have been lost in more places than many people have actually been. Often, I’d be on some crumbling two-lane blacktop in the middle of nowhere, clutching some poorly scrawled directions, trying to figure out which dogleg in the road I was supposed to take to get to my story. Before there was Google Maps, there were road atlases and gas station maps, and, more often than not, the places I was looking for weren’t even thin dotted lines. Read More …
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning by Mario Vittone
The Pool and Mirror ~ Two Ways of Seeing by Michael Valliant
Tidewater Kitchen ~ Fresh Fruit Finales by Pamela Meredith
Perfectly fresh, ripe raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots and pears are among the fleeting pleasures of summer. What better way to take advantage of summer’s abundance than by showcasing these treasures in stunningly simple desserts? These recipes carry the added bonus of being easy on the cook! Just one tip ~ before you plan your menu, find out what fruits are at their peak, and select a recipe to match. Imported fruits have their place in our kitchens, but there is nothing to match the flavor of fruit locally grown and freshly picked! Read More…
Remembering Peggy Stewart by Gary D. Crawford
A few months ago, I noted that Massachusetts seems to have the inside track on publicity about the Revolutionary War. [See Tench’s Ride, March 2019]. For one thing, it turns out that the account of Paul Revere’s ride as immortalized in Longfellow’s poem was largely fictitious. First, he didn’t get a signal from the old North Church about “one if by land, two if by sea.” Actually, it was his job to make that signal once he got the word. What he did do was set out from Boston for the nearby town of Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. Read More…
Changes: Fair Share of Abuse (An excerpt from FASTNET – One Man’s Voyage) 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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