“Let’s get one thing straight. Diane DuBois Mullaly ~ the uppercase B is important to my family, who were French Huguenots and a founding family of New Paltz, New York, in the 1660s. The uppercase B distinguishes them from the lowercase-b Dubois family, a whole different lineage,” the painter says. Her past is important to her, as is her present. A cancer survivor, Diane has learned to treasure her creative vision, her work and her enthusiasm for the arts. Her versatile, exuberant vision sketches range from gentle botanical studies, to broad plein air landscapes, to sensitive portraits of people and animals. Read More …
From the Tetons to the Temple by Bonna Nelson
Practicing Gratitude by Michael Valliant
Island Hopping by Ann Foley
The Eastern Shore’s first European settlements were on islands off its Chesapeake shore. From the newcomers’ point of view, they purchased the islands from the “natures” for assorted trinkets or matchcoats. Since the native peoples had no concept of owning land, we cannot know what they thought of the transaction. Perhaps they expected to share hunting rights. A subsequent tug-of-war between Maryland and Virginia for ownership of Kent Island effectively ended when Leonard Calvert’s pinnaces defeated William Claiborne’s with loss of life on both sides. Read More…
Carols by Candlelight: A Christmas Tree’s Journey by K. Leslie Ware
The tree is a native Maine Frasier Fir! Born as a seedling at Western Maine Nurseries (commercial Christmas tree growers) in Fryburg, Maine, in 1995, it left the comfort of the greenhouse after two years and was transplanted in the big kids field, where it adapted and adjusted to mother nature and the elements for three years. At this point, it made its way to Winn Meadow Farm, home of Greg and Vicki Whalen, as a bare-root sapling (with roots about 12-18” long and the evergreen tree approximately 8’ tall). Read More…
Reunions by Gary Crawford
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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