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Good News: Hurricane Matthew is Shifting Away from Maryland

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 11:20am

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Courtesy NHC/NOAA

Anyone who’s been in Charm City through heavy storms knows the city’s waterways have a propensity to flood. With that in mind, many are warily eyeing Hurricane Matthew’s path this week as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.

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Smith Island: Too Much Cake, Too Few People

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 9:32am

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In 2008, Maryland made Smith Island Cake, a deliciously layered and chocalatey confection, into the official state dessert. That’s when the trouble started. Read More →

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Talisman Farm Goes To Auction: 820 Acres On The Eastern Shore, No Minimum Bid

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 11:24am

Hot House: Talisman Farm, 300 Talisman Circle Road, Grasonville, Queen Anne’s County, MD 21638 Talisman:drive

Greek Revival style house, circa 1934, in painted brick with slate roof, in fair condition (uninhabited over 10 years). Eight thousand square square feet over 2 stories, with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, wood burning fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, built-in bookcases, extensive ornamental woodwork. Entry foyer with fireplace, oval dining room, bar room, large living room/ballroom with water views. Guest house, barn, stables and several outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, attached 3-car garage. Total of 820 acres on three parcels with farmland, wetland and forest — 600 acres under a conservation easement: Last listed at $10.9 million, no minimum bid Read More →

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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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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

3 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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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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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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