Imagine being a kid and opening your lunch to find a cheerful cartoon frog grinning at you from your napkin saying: HOPPING YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY! Or a leaping bottlenose saying: I DOLPHINITELY LOVE YOU! These and nine other bright cartoon designs are the work of artist, craftswoman and mom Stacy Dulin Tibbitt, whose creative mind designed these napkins to go into the school lunch of her daughter Lilli. Now, she’s offering them to other parents ~ bright, colorful ways to remind your child that you love and encourage them throughout the school day. Read More …
The Bird Feeder Mystery by Bonna L. Nelson
House and Gardens of Queen Anne’s County
Chairs: Diana Pietrowiak, 443-223-1699, email@example.com and Dorothea Abbott (Dot), 443-336-7543, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bringing Back the Bobwhites by Michaels Valliant
Even people who don’t know much about birds know the Northern Bobwhite’s loud summer whistle call of “bob-white.” They are an iconic bird and used to be plentiful on the Eastern Shore until they were made scarce by changes in farming practices, such as the elimination of fallow field rotations and hedgerows between fields; increased herbicide use; and an uptick in deer and predator populations. But Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society and a number of partner organizations joined together to form the Natural Lands Project ~ which is taking steps that could help bring the birds back. Read More…
Waterway Open Again by Gary D. Crawford
With the arrival of spring, color is now starting to burst forth from the drab winter landscape. April can still be a tricky month weather-wise, so don’t rush your planting efforts. It is still too early to put out warm-season annual vegetables and flowers, but you can add some bright seasonal color in your landscape beds with cold-tolerant flowering annuals. April is the perfect month to plant pansies. Pansies and their relatives, Johnny-jump-ups, are cool-season flowers. Pansies provide interest in the flower bed, as they come in many colors, markings and flower sizes. Read More…
FASTNET REDUX: an excerpt from FASTNET – One Man’s Voyage by Roger Vaughan
FASTNET, One Man’s Voyage will be re-issued this summer. 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, 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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