Day’s labor yields 12 bushels of Chesapeake Bay oysters

Capt. Stoney Whitelock, 72, is a fifth-generation waterman. He lives in Dames Quarter and works the Tangier Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. During the summer months, he crabs. During the fall and winter, he oysters. Whitelock is adept at restoring and sailing skipjacks, the Maryland State Boat, but this year, for crab and oyster season, […]

Carrie Samis: Now more than ever, it’s time to shop local

Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s time to shop small and shop local. Local, family-owned businesses are struggling to adapt to changes nearly hour-by-hour. This rapid flux demands that we all shift quickly. Small businesses operate on thin margins. Their daily operations don’t allow a lot of wiggle room nor do most small businesses operate […]

In Princess Anne, it’s Muskrat Love for Valentines

Muskrats helped put the town of Princess Anne on the map. Main Street Princess Anne, a local nonprofit, hopes the enthusiasm for the cute rodent continues.  Princess Anne is surrounded by pristine marshes that provide habitat for thousands of muskrats. The small, furry rodents nibble marsh grasses as they swim through brackish and fresh water, […]

Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES

Hundreds of students, local elected officials, community members, and veterans gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to celebrate Veterans Day and the birthdays of two living legends — Dr. Charles McGee, retired Colonel, and Dr. Harry Quinton, a retired Sergeant. At 99 years old, McGee is the oldest living Tuskegee Airman. He turns […]

Mizzle Fest, an annual music festival, set for Saturday

The second weekend in September saw more than 150,000 people gather in Downtown Salisbury for the National Folk Festival. During the festival, performers from across the country were featured on the Pohanka/Toyota Amphitheater stage. What’s next for the Downtown amphitheater? Mizzle Fest, an annual music festival highlighting talent, artistry, and urban culture in Salisbury. Scheduled […]

Vintage clothing on exhibit at historic Teackle Mansion

Sallie Ridgway vividly remembers the moment her sister, Kay, 9 years her senior, entered the room in the finely pleated white dress with the delicate lace trim and powder blue velvet ribbons at the waist. “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen,” said Ridgway. Now, more than 60 years later, that dress […]