After a 38-year career in education, 23 years of which were spent here in Wicomico County, Dr. Margo Handy is set to retire June 30. She will forever be remembered for her passion for kids, compassion for all, and her never ending pursuit for fairness and equity for all students. Born in Laurel, Handy moved […]
In March, Dr. Donna C. Hanlin was selected to succeed Dr. John E. Fredericksen as Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools. She was born and raised in Salisbury and is a James M. Bennett High School graduate. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Wicomico County and assisted in the design of the […]
This past week two incredibly beautiful people died. They weren’t famous or very well known. They weren’t rich in a materialistic way. I met them only one time, just this past year. But their lives have touched mine and I wanted to share their story. Frank and Dorothy “Dottie” Meade were married for 78 years. […]
The dreaded task of putting the Christmas decorations away is done. As much as I look forward to getting ready for the holidays, I detest the aftermath. I know it comes every year and I should be prepared, but the let down that comes after all the planning, prepping and anticipation is simply hard to […]
I remember when it happened. It was right after Halloween. I walked into a store looking for a rug for my front door and I was completely overwhelmed by the holiday “stuff” all around me. I literally stopped in the middle of the aisle, as people buzzed by me picking up trinkets as if their […]
This year will mark the 10th year my family and I have helped light up the Salisbury City Park the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We, along with a couple hundred other people, will enjoy the holiday spirit and celebrate community. The Winter Wonderland of Lights display has truly been a labor of love. In 2005 funding ran […]
Our words can be pretty powerful can’t they? Giving a compliment can make someone’s day. Rude or mean comments can break someone’s spirit. We can totally change how someone will react or respond to us simply by the choice of words we use. Some words though have a tendency to lose their power. Profanity, for […]
Last week I wrote about what I call the epidemic of blatant disrespect in our society today. I was so relieved to hear from many of you that you feel the same way. I’d like to state for the record that I am in no way an expert or a perfect parent. My children are […]
Recently a high school football game in Texas made national news. It appears two players tackled a referee for no apparent reason. The incident was caught on tape and the players have been suspended from school as the investigation continues. Allegations and speculation are circulating but the fact remains that two high school students caused […]
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet and write about some amazing people. This week is no exception. He won’t want me to write about him – but children don’t always listen to what their parents want, even when they are adults themselves.
This month someone very special in my life celebrates a birthday. A pretty significant birthday I might add.
My father, Ernie Watson, is turning 80. Those who know him won’t believe he is that old. He doesn’t look it and certainly doesn’t act it either.