Today In Salisbury’s History: Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999

Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 — The Tri-County District of the Boy Scouts has honored Gordon D. Gladden of Salisbury as its Distinguished Citizen of 1999. Raised in Chance in Somerset County, Gladden is president of Avery W. Hall Insurance in Salisbury. His participation in community activities is legendary — among many other groups, he has either […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1989 — The Salisbury City Council granted final approval Monday night for the rezoning of a 27-acre parcel that would allow expansion of the Salisbury Mall. The mall’s owners, the Equitable Life Assurance Society, through their attorney, K. King Burnett, say the mall must be expanded so it can compete with the new […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Feb. 7, 1969

Friday, Feb. 7, 1969 — Salisbury’s economy is off to a strong start in 1969. Two significant business barometers registered close to the $100 million mark in January: Check clearances for January totaled $96.9 million and bank deposits were reported at $94.6 million. Both barometers were in the vicinity of $84 million in January 1968. […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1978

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1978 —  A Baltimore County developer who wants to build a housing complex just outside the city limits and a Salisbury City Council determined that annexation is the only solution to extending water services to new addresses are on a collision course. Clayton Emory said the county’s Urban Services Commission has a […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 24, 1975

Friday, Jan. 24, 1975 — Congressman Paul Sarbanes, who recently gained national stature for his work on the House Judiciary Committee concerning the Watergate affair, was in Salisbury this week to address the Salisbury Jaycees and present local businessman W. Thomas Hershey with the Jaycees’ highest honor. In a dinner held at the Elks Club, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1980 — A minor blaze at the W.T. Grant store on Cypress Street has turned into a major issue in Salisbury. Fire Chief Frederick A. Williams said Conrail maintenance employees working on the railroad tracks that cross Route 50 at Cypress Street prevented him and a responding fire engine from reaching the […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1989

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1989 — Shore legislators were headed to Annapolis and declared the state budget and monitoring Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s overspending desires as their top priority. State Sen. Lewis Riley said that while the state has many needs, “Can we afford it?” must be the political refrain. Riley said the state Spending Affordability […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Friday, Jan. 3, 1969

Friday, Jan. 3, 1969 — The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce has released its Economic Scoreboard for 1968 and reported two business indices topped $1 billion. Check clearances for the year hit $1,060,523,944.29, or about $88,000 more than 1967. Bank deposits for 1968 were recorded at $1,064,682,237.85, or about $90,000 more. The figures also show that […]

Memories of a much more simple holiday

Otho “O.W.” Washington Mears died at his home four days after being interviewed and photographed for this story. He would have turned 94 on Thursday, Dec. 19. — Editor. Otho “O.W.” Mears, almost 94, of near Parksley, is shown with clay marbles that was his sole Christmas present when he was about 10. The stool, […]

Today In Salisbury’s History: Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997

Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 — Twelve members of Beth Israel Synagogue volunteered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Food Service Department at Peninsula General Medical Center so that several Christian employees could be home for the holiday. This is the third year that synagogue members have worked overnight at the hospital. Rabbi Herbert […]