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“Thank Goodness For Chef Boy-Ar-Dee” – Spaghetti Heir’s Eastern Shore Estate Goes To Auction July 19

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:44am

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Penderyn, an opulent Georgian-style estate on the Wye River will be auctioned on July 19 to the highest bidder, with no reserve.

Originally priced at $14.9 million, the 22,500 square foot home, built from handmade bricks, sits on a private 18-acre peninsula surrounded by a mile of waterfront,  and includes a 157-foot Bailey dock with 11 boat slips. The interior has 8 bedrooms and 12 baths, 11 fireplaces with handmade English chimneys, large Palladian windows and a 22-seat formal dining room, a personal sauna and a billiards room. Outside are a pool, a two story pool house and a 2-acre rose garden.

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Catch of the Day, Eastern Shore

The 3rd Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 1:55pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Remember collecting sea glass on the beach as a kid? Or maybe on last summer’s vacation? Finding a great piece of sea glass is always exciting. It’s like a bit of ancient treasure; or a tiny artifact fallen off a pirate ship. But it doesn’t have to end at simply holding the smooth, wave worn gem in your hand and marveling at it. Nope. For the past couple of years, our neighbors down on the Eastern Shore have hosted an entire festival dedicated to sea glass (and related coastal art forms). Plan ahead to pop down for the weekend and catch a glimpse of some inspired (and inspiring!) work created by Maryland artisans from sea glass.   Read More →

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Wine Festival This Weekend! Comment Below to Win Tickets

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 10:12am

WIN TICKETS!  Comment below on your favorite Maryland Wine, or why you’d like to come.  Winner will be drawn this Friday!

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The Autumn Wine Festival will return to Salisbury, Maryland’s Pemberton Historical Park October 19  & 20. In partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, the festival offers the perfect opportunity to explore Maryland wine from one scenic location. Over 20 wineries will be represented, offering unlimited samplings – no tasting tickets needed.

WIN TICKETS!  Comment below on your favorite Maryland Wine, or why you’d like to come.  Winner will be drawn this Friday!

New this year, the Autumn Wine Festival will introduce an educational tent, which will include presentations from Laurie Forster (The Wine Coach), the Taster’s Guild of Maryland and a wine-making demonstration from Xtreme Brewing. The festival also features live music all weekend, including a headlining performance from Dave Matthews Band Collaborator Tim Reynolds and TR3 on Saturday.

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Those interested in a more intimate experience can upgrade their tickets to receive the VIP treatment, offering a covered tent close to the main stage, reserved parking, private restrooms, a private guest appearance by Laurie Forster (The Wine Coach), a wine-making forum with MWA, festival t-shirt and goodie bag.

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Looking for a ‘wine weekend’ getaway? Hotel packages are available online and start at $139.

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For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, visit www.AutumnWineFestival.org.

Tickets:

Available in Advance (Sold until Friday, October 18 at 6pm):

One Day $25 / Two Day $40 / Non-Tasting One Day $5

VIP One Day $55 / VIP Two Day $90
At the Gate: One Day $35 / Non-Tasting $10

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Autumn Wine Festival in Salisbury – Another Reason to Head to the Shore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 12:20pm

The Autumn Wine Festival will return to Salisbury, Maryland’s Pemberton Historical Park October 19  & 20. In partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, the festival offers the perfect opportunity to explore Maryland wine from one scenic location. Over 20 wineries will be represented, offering unlimited samplings – no tasting tickets needed.

WIN TICKETS!  Comment below on your favorite Maryland Wine, or why you’d like to come.  Winner will be drawn next Friday!

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New this year, the Autumn Wine Festival will introduce an educational tent, which will include presentations from Laurie Forster (The Wine Coach), the Taster’s Guild of Maryland and a wine-making demonstration from Xtreme Brewing. The festival also features live music all weekend, including a headlining performance from Dave Matthews Band Collaborator Tim Reynolds and TR3 on Saturday.

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Those interested in a more intimate experience can upgrade their tickets to receive the VIP treatment, offering a covered tent close to the main stage, reserved parking, private restrooms, a private guest appearance by Laurie Forster (The Wine Coach), a wine-making forum with MWA, festival t-shirt and goodie bag.

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Looking for a ‘wine weekend’ getaway? Hotel packages are available online and start at $139.

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For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, visit www.AutumnWineFestival.org.

Tickets:

Available in Advance (Sold until Friday, October 18 at 6pm):

One Day $25 / Two Day $40 / Non-Tasting One Day $5

VIP One Day $55 / VIP Two Day $90
At the Gate: One Day $35 / Non-Tasting $10

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Autumn Wine Festival on the Eastern Shore – Experience the Shore in a Glass

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 9:08am

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Eastern Shore, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Dish Calm: Eastern Shore Getaway Cottage In Waterfront Town

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 1:24pm

 

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Hot House: 23014 Carrollton Road, Neavitt, MD 21652

Cedar shingle, timber frame cottage, circa 2010, with water views of Balls Creek. 1,500 sq. feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, with three sleeping lofts.  Sleeps eight in total. Screened porch with water views, master bedroom and bath with deep tub and separate shower, kitchen with wood-burning fireplace, concrete counters and stainless appliances, two car parking, storage shed with canoe/kayak storage,  on .32 acres: $410,000

What: Dish Calm is waterman’s slang for calm water. It’s the name of this picture perfect, year-round getaway cottage, built by designer/builder David Sutphen for his own use. Solidly constructed (40-year architect grade roof shingles, top of the line double-hung windows), with delightful architectural details throughout, it fits right in, both size-wise and looks-wise, to this charming little town, but it offers a big step up from the usual shore cottage.  From the front door, you see all the way through to the breakfast room at back and the water beyond. Living room, with fireplace, is to the right. The kitchen is spacious and cozy at the same time, with a raised hearth fireplace. Custom cabinetry and exposed shelving painted Seasalt blue. Fun fact: heart pine floors throughout the house come from the old Waverly post office. Around the corner, a built-in desk and book cases lead to the high-end mudroom, with its 6’ long farm sink. There’s not a bit of wasted space here, which is part of its great charm.  A nice sized master bedroom and a second bedroom are upstairs, along with the sleeping lofts, guaranteed to wow any kid worth his/her salt. A GE remote security system allows you to control heat and central a/c from your mid-week home or office.

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Eastern Shore, Featured, Schools

Luckiest College Senior in the Country Wins $60k Writing Prize

3 Written by: | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 10:28am

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Students graduating from college face an uncertain future, a shaky economic climate, and an average of $26,500 in debt. So Washington College senior Tim Marcin, who graduates from the small Eastern Shore college this spring, is probably pretty happy that his school just wrote him a check for $61,192, his winnings from one of the largest college-awarded prizes in the country.
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Saving Baby Turtles with Towson University

2 Written by: | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:51am

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Photo via Towson University.

 

The Northern Map Turtle’s shell is criss-crossed with fine yellow patterns that resemble contour lines (hence the name). They are “avid baskers.” The female map turtle is five times larger than the male, and while she uses her powerful jaws to crush and eat mollusks, he mostly nibbles on aquatic insect larvae. And in Maryland, these sun-loving, human-shy turtles are endangered due to hunting, pollution, and development  — but not if students at Towson University and the Eastern Shore town of Port Deposit (pop. 653) have anything to do with it.
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Off The Market: Which Houses Are Selling in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 30, 2012 9:30am

SOLD! This classic Roland Park house sold quickly, but under the asking price.

Looking back over a year of Hot House columns, searching for some rhyme or reason to the local real estate market, the Baltimore Fishbowl ran a quick check to see which dream houses have sold and which ones are still hanging around.

What’s moving — sleek condos or charming cottages? Old estates or giant McMansions? There are any number of ideas on what makes a house sell in this down economy, but the prevailing market-think is best summed up by Noah Mumaw, of Prudential Homesale, YWGC Realty, This is the most price-sensitive market that I have ever seen.  Homes that are priced properly are flying off the market.”

 Of course, one man’s “priced properly” is another man’s “practically giving it away.” What is undeniable is that the average home sale price has dropped about 30 percent in the past five years, and yesterday’s $500,000 house is worth only $350,000 in today’s money.

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Eastern Shore, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Massive Coastal Hunting Estate: Bohemia Manor Farm

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 8:00am

HOT HOUSE: Bohemia Manor Farm, Chesapeake City, Md.  21915

A 1661 land grant property from Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert. Three hundred and sixty-eight tillable acres, waterfowl impoundments, miles of river frontage and stables, brick Georgian manor house built in 1920 and extensively modernized, with 11 bedrooms, five full and three half baths: $11,300,000

 What:  Augustine Herman, noted Czech cartographer, was deeded this property by Lord Baltimore in exchange for creating the first map of the entire Chesapeake Bay coastline. It was part of a larger parcel that included most of the Delmarva Peninsula, and he named it after his homeland of Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia. Herman’s grave is on the property. The farm stayed in the family (Bayard) for many generations, and figures prominently in Maryland history. In 2003 it went out of the family for the first time in 350 years, to Shane Flynn, former vice chairman of MBNA.

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