We have don’t have spring and fall anymore. We just have summer and winter. One day it’s snowing, the next day it’s shorts weather. So here we are in May, and it’s in the 90s and I’m in no way prepared for this.
It’s not just adjusting my attitude, which is perpetually bad, according to some people. It’s adjusting my internal temperature and my mindset. And, horror of horrors, it’s seasonal household chores. Read More …
Harriet Tubman and Bella Travers by Bonna L. Nelson
Tidewater Kitchen: Watermelon by Pamela Meredith
The Skipjack Rebbeca T. Ruark by James Dawson
The skipjack Rebecca T. Ruark has the honor of being the oldest skipjack in the Chesapeake fleet. Built at the dawn of the skipjack era, her life story spans the history of oystering on the Chesapeake Bay, from the peak years of oyster harvesting in the late 19th century to the decline of the oyster and the near-disappearance of the skipjack itself through the 20th and into the 21st century. The Rebecca was built by Moses Geoghegan on Taylor’s Island for William T. Ruark in 1886, and named for his wife, Rebecca Travers Ruark (1831-1912). Read More…
A View from the Shore by Gary D. Crawford
One extraordinary dimension of the Eastern Shore is the view from the shore. We are blessed with hundreds of miles of shoreline ~ Talbot County alone has 620 miles of it. Think of that. The entire State of California has 840 miles of coastline. Other counties also have miles and miles of views ~ of rivers, creeks, and, of course, the Bay. I am blessed to have a desk facing south from the south end of Tilghman’s Island, looking out of Black Walnut Cove, across the Great Choptank River to Cook Point in Dorchester County, and past Black Walnut Point to the Bay itself. Read More…
Oxford ‘s Fire Department Continuing to Serve by Michael Valliant
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.
Subscriptions are $25 per year. For rate or subscription information please contact Tidewater Times.