After a guided tour of the house, a friend of mine sniffed, “If they made them live like this, they’d hire a lawyer.” They were a rotating set of bachelors whose habitat was a crumbling yellow house on Oxford’s least upscale boulevard of broken dreams, Tilghman Street. Remember, this was back in the ’70s, when gentrification was still creeping through the small town and Oxford was the home of the newly wed, the nearly dead and people whose people had lived there since the beginning of time. Read More …
Humpbacks and Orcas, Sea Lions and Spirit Bears by Dick Cooper
Going Back to Chestertown by Michael Valliant
Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center by Bonna Nelson
You may be as surprised as I was to learn that close to 40% of the students attending Easton Elementary School are Hispanic. It is estimated that in five years, one in three graduates will have an immigration story. I learned about our multicultural neighbors and immigration stories on the Shore when I attended several presentations by Matthew Peters, executive director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Center (ChesMRC) in Easton, MD. Before we left for a trip to Guatemala in 2017, a friend suggested that I meet Matt, known as “Matteo” to his clients, because he had spent 13 years living and working there. Read More…
Maple as a Houseplant by K. Marc Teffeau
A very interesting subtropical shrub known as a flowering maple can be grown as a houseplant. I was introduced to this plant back in the spring by a fellow Master Gardener when she asked me to identify it. Known as the flowering maple houseplant, a.k.a. Abutilon spp., it is called a flowering maple because the plant’s leaves are similar in appearance to maple leaves. Other names for the plant are Chinese bellflower or Chinese lantern and Indian Mallow. Abutilons are native to southern Brazil and are commonly found throughout the South and Central Americas. Read More…
Memories of Christmas Past 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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