As those who follow the art world know, Talbot County hosts an annual plein air competition. For the casual observer, there’s something pleasant and soothing about seeing all the artists out and about with their easels and paints, filling up their canvases with bits and pieces of landscapes we take for granted. Until we see them through the painterly eye, then if we’re fortunate, we see the beauty in what we’ve taken for granted all these years. I also enjoy seeing so many people so clearly enjoying what they’re doing. Happiness is always welcome. Read More …
The First Family of Tidewater Times by Michael Valliant
Red, White and Blue Waves Over Fort McHenry by Bonna Nelson
Tidewater Kitchen ~ Everything’s Coming Up Basil! by Pamela Meredith
Summertime is in full swing, and there is basil everywhere! There is so much of it in the garden that we need to find creative ways to preserve it for later in the year. I am not a fan of drying basil because it quickly loses its vigor. My preferred method is to cut and grind the basil with some olive oil, then pour the mixture into ice-cube trays. Basil leaves are tender and damage easily, so use a food processor to rapidly incorporate the ingredients with quick, clean cuts that minimize bruising and exposure to air. Once the cubes are solid, store them in a freezer bag. Read More…
In the Box by Gary D. Crawford
And now ~ as John Cleese used to say ~ for something completely different. One day last year, I stepped up onto an ominous-looking stainless steel scale. There were handrails on both sides and a big digital readout in front. As I stood there and got settled, the dial fluctuated for a moment, then came to a stop. It settled on 346.6. That was pounds, mind you…my actual weight at that moment. The Health Educator stepped over with his clipboard. “Hmm, 346.6,” he said as he wrote it down. (My God, I thought, that’s over a sixth of a ton! More than most NFL linemen. Read More…
Changes: Aging Smart 101 for Men (a book proposal draft) 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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